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by KiranM
27 Dec 2011 16:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 889802

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

^^^ Wouldnt farms in Air Base also bring with it presence of birds and other fauna increasing chances of bird hits?
by KiranM
18 Dec 2011 09:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 10614

Re: Conduct your own war

(5) Fire smoke rounds to establish smoke screen at the ridge, DCB, Canal and area between DCB & canal. Deploy 2 companies of 3AA using Brigade and Corp level Helicopters behind the canal. Snipers and ATGM teams from 3AA to move towards Zariwalan gap and set up skirmishing points. Bulk of 3AA to...
by KiranM
16 Dec 2011 17:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 10614

Re: Conduct your own war

In that case remove the Para battalion. Corp HQ attaches 2 regiments of Pinaka. Net 3 Pinaka regiments to bombard the area between Canal and gap 12hrs before deployment of 3AA. Also strew anti-tank mines (using artillery and aircraft) fused to self-detonate after 36hrs (by when 1TR should have cross...
by KiranM
16 Dec 2011 16:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 10614

Re: Conduct your own war

NOTE: The RLF observers on the Ridge and forward elements on DCB have seen unusual amount of activity in the BL opposite the Z-Sector. While the Z-Sector Commander is confident that it is impossible to breach his defences w/o trigerring the movement of RRS, his superiors think that it is better to ...
by KiranM
15 Dec 2011 19:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Conduct your own war
Replies: 189
Views: 10614

Re: Conduct your own war

I am no expert but here goes an attempt. Orbat of BLF in Z sector Regular Infantry brigade x 1 (1IB) - Motorized infantry for holding the line using prepared defences - organic sapper section (need to estimate number) - ATGM platoons x 4 (Air Assault capable) Light Infantry Battalion x 1 (3AA) - Lib...
by KiranM
11 Nov 2011 17:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 766634

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Jingoes need not break their head so much. Apaches will be used as Corps assets (maintained by IAF but controlled by IA :mrgreen: ) while IA LCH will be used as Division/ Brigade level assets. Similar to Smerch MLRS (Corps level) and tube artillery (Div/ Bde level). IMHO the LCH ordered by IAF will ...
by KiranM
27 Oct 2011 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 777985

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Cannot view the link since streaming media restricted at work. But guessing from Rohit's and Vaibhav's glee and Surya's reference, should be a SG/ SFF badge.
by KiranM
24 Oct 2011 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 379120

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Saras was never designed as a cargo a/c, it cannot be a cargo a/c ..... the Do228 is not being used for cargo either. the An32 size is where it starts. we can live with a mix of An32-upg and C-130J, gradually getting more and more C130 as the An32 phases out in blocks...the 130 is going to be in ac...
by KiranM
22 Oct 2011 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 379120

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

No we need atleast 1:1 unit ratios to match the number of sorties....its not always that full load could be carried and lots of places need to be serviced at less-than-full-load. #units matters. Looks to me we need 5 types of aircraft for lift/ transport; Dornier class < AN-32 class < C-130 < IL-76...
by KiranM
21 Oct 2011 17:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 216898

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

^^^ IMO above should not apply to Mountain Strike Corps and amphibious force. Both need extensive vertical envelopment capabilities. Also helpful on the Myanmar front (if ever needed) for deep jungle penetration. So we are looking at helicopter assets along the lines of; 1) MSC - integral assets (at...
by KiranM
21 Oct 2011 14:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 216898

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Blue water navy with 3 CBG + one amphibious corps .. what an idea sirjee..(just my dream) Having a corps dedicated to amphibious capability is highly out of question at least in the near future due to high capital costs for required assets especially amphibious assault ships. But India can look at ...
by KiranM
13 Oct 2011 12:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 914621

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Several mini AADs form the upper stage of a PAD like vehicle. PAD has a radar or lidar that detects incoming MIRVs and assign targets to each AAD. At required time AADs will undergo stage separation with its motor already engaged or 'fired'.
by KiranM
03 Oct 2011 16:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 889802

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Scenario1: IAF providing (Close Air Support) CAS to IA units at forward edge of battlefield. For CAS, the targets are more dynamic hence time critical and requires significant loiter. Here refuellers are helpful. A Jaguar (assuming it is rigged for AAR) need not go back to base 150km away to refuel....
by KiranM
11 Aug 2011 18:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 539827

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Expect more orders for SU-30s .What are the other options? But this is a twin-seat aircraft requiring an extra pilot and all the extra requirements down the line. I personally would add another 60+ MIG-35s to the upgraded MIG-29s,easiest option to me,as the IN is also buying 60+ MIG-29Ks and the Ru...
by KiranM
10 Aug 2011 21:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 727268

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

^^ To add to above; 1) the radar stations are not just for airspace surveillance, but also for their Air Traffic control in that mountainous region. I believe the latter is primary and the former secondary. In this era of SEAD and DEAD, mobile radar units are what ticks. Given the topography they wi...
by KiranM
15 Jun 2011 21:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 976575

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Na, it is dragon eating lizards. So just maintaining the food chain.
by KiranM
15 Jun 2011 21:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 976575

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Raja sir.. Reminds me of my childhood days when I would smote the Chinese hordes riding on my pet dragon.
by KiranM
06 Jun 2011 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 777985

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

They are definitely MARCOs. BDU indicates that. Also it matches with the BDU worn by snipers with Dragunov covering the perimeter of Taj. The team in video had an assortment of weapons - AK??, MP5 and silenced MP5 and possibly a flash bang (though seemed to smoke more so may be a smoke grenade).
by KiranM
30 May 2011 14:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980171

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Does pak manufacture the M113 troop carrier under license or it imports them used from Ukil's boneyard or some other large user like say turkey? how many of these are they estimated to have? with light anti-HMG armour , very little if any sensors for night they are not the best kit around but defin...
by KiranM
26 May 2011 22:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 751218

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

hnair wrote:Ariyunda (considering its bunker buster effects on teeth and long lingering fallout below the third shirt button)

:rotfl: Too much.

For non-malayalees, Ariyunda= Ari + unda. Ari means Rice and Unda means ball. Ariyunda is used as pun sometimes.
by KiranM
18 May 2011 20:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 916951

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

+1 To that. I know that NAMICA platforms are for R&S battalions. But can they also substitute tanks in Pivot Corps for AT defense while freeing up the tanks for offensive/ counter offensive arm like Ramana suggests?
by KiranM
17 May 2011 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 777985

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

While we don't need separate Tier1 and Tier2 SF units, we can pool a Joint Special Operations Group (JSOG) by merging IA's SG with IN MARCOs QRT. The personnel rotating in and out like SAS from its parent SF units. Attached to this should be special aviation squadrons (fixed wings and rotary) for t...
by KiranM
16 May 2011 15:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 777985

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

While we don't need separate Tier1 and Tier2 SF units, we can pool a Joint Special Operations Group (JSOG) by merging IA's SG with IN MARCOs QRT. The personnel rotating in and out like SAS from its parent SF units. Attached to this should be special aviation squadrons (fixed wings and rotary) for tr...
by KiranM
18 Mar 2011 22:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630109

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Misraji, clowns survive on the audiences' reaction, good or bad. Gimmickry with words only carry so far.
by KiranM
24 Jan 2011 15:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 865482

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Jai, I dont see any point that strongly negates what I said. Your reasons can be worked out in existing structure and framework. Regarding CAS dedicated aircraft, please read srai's previous post. I remember reading shiv's post of a beauty regarding India's need/ lack of need for CAS type like A-10 ...
by KiranM
24 Jan 2011 14:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 865482

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Any aircraft (Fighter/ Transport/ helicopter/ UAV) in support of Battalion or larger size ground force complement should come under IAF. Period So, essentially what you are saying is, if the size is an armoured regiment for example, the support, the attack helis should come from AF. Sorry sir, I do...
by KiranM
24 Jan 2011 13:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 865482

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The co-ordination required between ground troops and CAS pilots can be developed between IA and IAF. IA requiring CAS is a given. But how? What platforms can provide CAS? Fighter, Multi-role helicopters, attack helicopters, few specially modified aircraft like AC-130? Let us look at the issues pragm...
by KiranM
23 Jan 2011 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 777985

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Dhruv Marketing video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8p3jMi6yDA Check out this video from 'LCH and other Helicopters Discussion thread' at 6:25. Looks like a Ghatak Platoon sitting cozy. Notice the PASGT type helmets, gloves for slithering, what looks like a Dragunov and an AK with UBGL next to it...
by KiranM
25 Dec 2010 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 379120

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Austin wrote:India's regional aircraft could be a jet
By Greg Waldron


Considering that there is no pressing commercial or military need for an RTA; GOI should provide resources to GTRE to set up another team to build a turbo-fan for RTA. Rather than import and strap one on.
by KiranM
15 Dec 2010 19:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Design your own tank
Replies: 203
Views: 19859

Re: Design your own tank

My wet dreams is more for the round to be used by Arjun or any IA tank. Arjun and other tanks to use an intelligent munition. An inbuilt chip on the shell will be programmed to be switched between HE and Frag mode. HE mode: To be used like any regular HE round. Fragmentation mode: In case of frag mo...
by KiranM
03 Dec 2010 16:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 865482

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I was using google maps to check the nato airbase in ramstein germany . its a incredible piece of work - there are around 200 hardened shelters around the 2 runways for fighters - some are dispersed in typical style (see hindon) and some (dozens) are side by side in rows. two giant parking aprons f...
by KiranM
02 Dec 2010 21:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630109

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

What is the advantage of having an all electric tank over conventional types ? By 'all electirc' do you also mean; 1) The main gun is an E-M rail gun? 2) All electric motor instead of IC engine? Discounting above, should reduce the hydraulics and other mechanical contraptions for controlling turret...
by KiranM
16 Nov 2010 22:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 751218

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Even if Arihant will be restricted to TD status until other classes of SSBN/SSN are perfected, they can still be used for special intel gathering purposes. At that point in time, cram its innards with customized Samyukta and pack off to South China Sea. It will not be expected to sprint at combat sp...
by KiranM
16 Nov 2010 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525228

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

What is the exact difference between a 155mm 39 caliber shell and a 155mm 52 caliber shell? I know that a 155mm shell will be larger than say a 130mm one and to put in very simple terms cause a bigger explosion. Since it carries more propellant, the range would also be greater. But what is the effe...
by KiranM
16 Nov 2010 22:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 440979

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Somebody who makes a virtue of harangue preaches about 'virtue'. Pah! What a baloney!
by KiranM
20 Sep 2010 15:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 914621

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

sum wrote:What is a Green-pine doing in Blore?? ( Blog mentions the radar being at NE of Bengaluru)

To detect and counter Chinese SLBMs targetting the Peninsula perhaps. Lets not forget industrial/ economic density is at the highest in South India.
by KiranM
29 Aug 2010 17:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 758825

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

1. Banking or Internet penetration in India. The broadband penetration in India is at pathetic levels and so is access to banking facilities as a percentage of population. Internet in TFTA European countries and even Australia is majorly dial up. So much for India being bad in advanced Internet pen...
by KiranM
27 Aug 2010 13:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1023867

Re: China Military Watch

Folks should understand the art of diplomacy is not just being nice to people, but also kicking a$$ with nice words.

Regards,
Kiran
by KiranM
30 Jun 2010 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 211097

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

I think the Home Guards need to be trained and roped in for riot control under local police command. CRPF should be made an exclusive CI and CT security force. The recommendations of GOM post Kargil on one force-one function seems to be getting a boot nowadays due to the red menace.

Regards,
Kiran
by KiranM
30 Jun 2010 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 798791

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

karthik wrote:^^^ Doesn't work for riots?!! :-o

Not tested in that role. May be ship one to Kashmir now..

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