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by rajsunder
31 Jul 2020 05:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 322
Views: 71407

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

My view has been a bit different on this. In sometime (sooner than we think in terms of developmental cycles of fighter a/c), 4th gen would have limited utility. We already have Tejas FOC that is very good, Mk1A is almost there and the effort is by HAL and not ADA. We should repurpose the available...
by rajsunder
29 Jul 2020 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 322
Views: 71407

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

This bird will surely beat Rafale in looks and I wish it also outmatched Rafale in capability. DRDO/ADA or IAF should hire person like Kuntal for their marketing. https://twitter.com/Kuntal__biswas/status/1288151933115490304 These CGI fighter jets look more like a Twin engined variant of Gripen. Th...
by rajsunder
11 Jun 2020 05:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 322
Views: 71407

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

This isn't such a binary or clear cut thing to put out. Almost all 5th generation aircraft have the ability to carry external stores and use them when A) the tactical situation demands it, or B ) when Low Observable and its advantage is diminished (such as when the enemies ability to target you has...
by rajsunder
11 Jun 2020 04:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4264
Views: 790448

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan on the verge approving $7.2 Billion Main Line-1 railway project. Wonder what part of Pakistan they will sell, when they can't repay the Chinamen? https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/pakistan-approves-7-2-bn-railway-line-upgradation-project-under-cpec/articleshow/76244516.cms...
by rajsunder
10 Jun 2020 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 322
Views: 71407

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

The IAF is basically trying to have a fleet of 150 Rafales. If it get reduced to 80 then Tejas mk2 will go upto 12sq from 6sq to fill the numbers. Instead of ORCA the money is better spent on more AMCA and TEDBF is an exclusive IN project. How are u going to fill the role of bomb trucks? Are u goin...
by rajsunder
07 Jun 2020 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 322
Views: 71407

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

I think TEDBF program would be the best one to push private players in to designing of Fighter Jets. ADA/HAL should hand hold private players in Design, Development and Testing phase. Work done in this program would help us become self sufficient in fighter jets for the future. Design and develop f...
by rajsunder
07 Jun 2020 01:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 322
Views: 71407

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

I think TEDBF program would be the best one to push private players in to designing of Fighter Jets. ADA/HAL should hand hold private players in Design, Development and Testing phase.
Work done in this program would help us become self sufficient in fighter jets for the future.
by rajsunder
01 Apr 2020 04:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3320
Views: 957207

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1242858197402050566?s=20 ---> Very, Very, Expensive. Unaffordable almost. 15+ crore with every trigger press. In any mission, one would expect a fighter to launch not more than four to six missiles, with reasonable assurance of kill. Beyond that, they could just be...
by rajsunder
31 Mar 2020 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 78896

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Two trillion in bailout mean shite if you cannot stop getting re-infected again and again until herd immunity. Why the market is hanging on Cheen's revival is because they are pinning hope on Cheen that the virus can be contained and that economic activity can be resumed. If Cheen can't then the ma...
by rajsunder
11 Mar 2020 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6666
Views: 859070

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Manish_Sharma wrote:^is Pilot married to omar Abdullah's sister OR Sindhia?

Was married. Recently divorced.
by rajsunder
03 Mar 2020 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 446
Views: 105937

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Recent IAF statement that AMCA will field indigenous 110 KN powerplant ? :mrgreen: (Are they setting it up for Failure?) I think that the task would be greatly simplified if we managed to get the CMC technology licensed from Japan. May be NaMo can use the next round of High Speed railway lines as a...
by rajsunder
03 Mar 2020 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 890
Views: 260354

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Needs a virtual R2D2 to share the load I believe that we have that in the AI unit that interprets the speech and performs the tasks as required and also takes over in case the pilot is incapacitated. The only thing is that it is included with the avionics and not a seperate robot that jumps in to t...
by rajsunder
29 Feb 2020 02:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6666
Views: 859070

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Video embedded https://twitter.com/iMac_too/status/1233353900142538757 iMac_too @iMac_too Tearful manager/owner Pankaj Sharma whose school was burnt down says Muslim women came in afternoon & took away their kids saying "बलवा होने वाला है" । Moments after they took their kids away, mo...
by rajsunder
26 Feb 2020 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 636
Views: 159963

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The MoD can fix this very easily by flatly refusing to sign off on any more T-90 purchases or just tell the IA that they can either buy the Arjun or make do without more tanks. I have said this on other threads, this govt. needs to take the right decisions to promote Make in India or shut their mou...
by rajsunder
22 Feb 2020 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 168
Views: 47952

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

One noob question
Does the EOTS on F35 work as IRST also?
by rajsunder
21 Feb 2020 08:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 322
Views: 71407

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

One more renderer from the same guy...

https://twitter.com/HarshalPal5/status/ ... 54720?s=19 ---> "Wo jet hi kya jo afterburn na kare." ORCA at it's full might.

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by rajsunder
14 Feb 2020 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6666
Views: 859070

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Bhell .. the last highlighted part bissed the distortion mightly .. https://twitter.com/Ram_Guha/status/1227807052233199617 So much intolerance ... https://twitter.com/Iyervval/status/1227851450732036096 FM himself ... https://twitter.com/DrSJaishankar/status/1227843995507855361 Aila ... chaddi utt...
by rajsunder
14 Feb 2020 07:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 384389

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

The Japanese are actively looking for overseas customer of their well-regarded Kawasaki C2 transport. https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/avalon/2019/02/28/japan-pitches-c-2-for-new-zealand-transport-fleet/ https://www.armytimes.com/resizer/CPVPNfLLLyjdrXOgfm_3YBWhiE4=/1200x0/filters:q...
by rajsunder
06 Feb 2020 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2204
Views: 313295

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

From all the tweets I am reading from Group Captain HV Thakur (retd), the impression I am getting is that the American birds are not in the IAF's favour. The F-35 kills AMCA, the F-21 kills the MWF and the F-18 is not effective. If one eliminates both American birds (F-21 and F-18) from the MRCA 2....
by rajsunder
05 Feb 2020 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 322
Views: 71407

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

" Grandiose ambitions of building an LCA Mk-2,MWF,TEDBF,AMCA,etc. will crashland sooner rather than later as whatever crumbs are left after pensions,etc. will v.sparingly be spent,that too on the most essential priorities. Small budgets forced Navy to indigenize. I wish we started doing it fro...
by rajsunder
31 Jan 2020 02:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6666
Views: 859070

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

like this? https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/nirmala-sitharamans-revival-efforts-bear-fruit-indias-quarterly-growth-faster-than-g7-brics/1838717/ Nirmala Sitharaman’s revival efforts bear fruit; India’s quarterly growth faster than G7, BRICS By: Samrat Sharma | Published: January 29, 2020 4:...
by rajsunder
24 Jan 2020 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6666
Views: 859070

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In fairness, a large number of Moslems didn't even vote in the 1946 election. But of those who did vote, it appears that a majority voted to create a new Islamic state. At least voted for the Moslem League. What would be interesting to find out, is those Moslems who lived far away from the border o...
by rajsunder
14 Jan 2020 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 322
Views: 71407

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

I honestly find the TEDBF timelines to be a pipe dream. 6 years is way too less. From the Hushkit Article, things that need to be re-engineered on LCA to convert into TEDBF 1) substantial structural redesign of the fuselage We have more experience than what we had when LCA program was started and I...
by rajsunder
10 Jan 2020 07:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6666
Views: 859070

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

WATCH ... in Hindi ~ 1 hr long https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuX4ctNWjKw tuX4ctNWjKw I am his fan!! He was born in Aligarh as his parents were AMU faculty and lived in campus. He spent all young life with Muslims till he moved away from Aligarh for his career and knows the Quran word by word. He ...
by rajsunder
10 Jan 2020 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 322
Views: 71407

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Shiv Aroor's Interview by Hushkit regarding the TEDBF/ ORCA https://hushkit.net/2020/01/09/super-tejas-whats-the-point-opinion-on-twin-engine-tejas-from-shiv-aroor/ Important Points He made The sense I got directly from the top is that the team isn’t particularly pleased with the idea of ditching th...
by rajsunder
08 Jan 2020 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 322
Views: 71407

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Can some gurus point out what all steps would now be taken by HAL/ADA to convert the MWF from one engine to twin engine configuration.
by rajsunder
03 Jan 2020 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 890
Views: 260354

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1212936606685904896?s=19 This is a coarse surface model, to estimate ball-park sizing, rough positioning, etc. Especially overall size, to fit into small spaces on deck & blast pens. Interesting inputs. Thanks everyone. But this tweet will add more speculation....
by rajsunder
02 Jan 2020 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6666
Views: 859070

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Aditya_V wrote:Deny Bangladeshis illegally in India without a Visa from owning property, getting mobile cards , bank account etc. And they will get back voluntarily. We should also allow more legal framework where they can come and work with Visas.

Why not make it criminal to knowingly hire Bangladeshis?
by rajsunder
12 Dec 2019 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2870
Views: 691934

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The abandonment of Iran thanks to US pressure is costing us v.dearly.An Iranian - Paki rapproachment is in the works , with a military dimension and now the Chinese are to conduct naval exercises with Iran on Dec. 27th. ,which has openly asked by Adm. Khanzadi for destroyers and subs, of the type P...
by rajsunder
01 Dec 2019 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2870
Views: 691934

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

While the Phalcon radar itself is Israeli, the platform is the Soviet A-50 aircraft (based on the IL-76) which has been in use for decades. The Russians operate about thirty A-50 aircraft (using the Vega radar). Yes, the A-50 would operate under same inefficiencies as the Phalcon. We are finding ou...
by rajsunder
21 Nov 2019 08:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 169583

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

So gurus what plane will be flying from INS vikrant? Is IN planning to buy more Mig29K?
by rajsunder
09 Nov 2019 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 103302

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

kittoo wrote:
darshan wrote:Time to celebrate by donating to the cause. Any legit suggestions?


Indeed. Looking for a donation link. Lets all contribute in making the greatest temple that has ever been.

VHP collected over 1500 crores in 1990's. Even with simple interest it should be over one billion us dollars by now.
by rajsunder
10 Oct 2019 05:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3670
Views: 646583

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Pakistan is really concerned about the future of JK's "Silicon Valley": https://tribune.com.pk/story/2072740/3-india-clampdown-hits-occupied-kashmirs-silicon-valley/ India clampdown hits occupied Kashmir's Silicon Valley SRINAGAR: The coffee machines have been cold, computer screens blank...
by rajsunder
09 Oct 2019 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 551375

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Muslim Mirani begs world to help stop sexual assault on Indus Dolphins in #Pakistan. Local men rape Dolphins cause its genitalia resembles that of a woman. Indus Dolphins are on red list & near extinction. Agrochem-poison in rivers is main source of death.\\\ https://www.humsub.com.pk/66677/mus...
by rajsunder
05 Oct 2019 06:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3320
Views: 957207

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

There isn’t enough money for 114 MMRCA and 200 MWF. India will need to fork out over $40 billion for both between 2025 and 2035. It’s one or the other. IAF strongly pitches for desi fighters, from Tejas to 5 generation jets https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/iaf-strongly-pitches-for-desi-fig...
by rajsunder
02 Oct 2019 05:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2204
Views: 313295

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Picking Gripen for MARCA 2.0 is like tying oneself with a ton of weight and jumping in to marina trench and hoping to surive. IAF made a mistake picking swiss pilatus trainer which was a mess of systems from various countries. IAF was burdened to negotiate service agreements with every company, whos...
by rajsunder
14 Sep 2019 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 551375

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

I'm not sure if people are noticing or if this is still flying under the radar, but a new axis seems to be forming between China-Iran-Bakistan If this materialises then there are a lot of repercussions for the region, one which Bakis will aim to take full advantage of. It will for sure pit them aga...
by rajsunder
08 Sep 2019 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2218
Views: 311302

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Haridas wrote:
Gagan wrote:Maybe they can fire the rockets to straighten and stand it up!

I see Incorrigible optimism 8) not grounded in reality.

No signal transmission means irrecoverable.

Saw some posts on reddit r\space. people were interpreting the radio telescope data as a hard landing and a bounce by the lander.
by rajsunder
23 Aug 2019 05:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 714172

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/Swamy39/status/1164365742873042949 the BJP has gamed this PC saga very well so far. the morbid fear of AS is now beginning to sear the congis. Swamy's tweet is pure psyops and a not so veiled warning as well. BTW, did anyone notice that there were no BJP spokespersons on any of ...

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