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by KiranM
04 Sep 2014 12:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 224912

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Moved from Aviation Thread. Apologies to the Mods. ^^^ Unfortunately that is not the way it needs to be seen. IA is an infantry division heavy force. We do not have sufficient combined arms units (to leverage limited NAMICAs, ATGM equipped IFVs, tanks and Attack choppers) in the deserts, plains and ...
by KiranM
04 Sep 2014 12:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 709908

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

George Welch, any idea if Abrams have been LAPES'ed or air dropped in any way from C17? Trawling the net I have come across Germans claiming that they have tried LAPES with Leopard1.
by KiranM
04 Sep 2014 12:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 217636

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Nobody is absolving the legal team of MoD from their cockup. But Rodina fan boys need to remove their blinkers and stop claiming that Russia is all awesome friend of India and we need to be 'grateful' to them. Friends also mean business like they have shown us with this refit and T90 saga. Time to r...
by KiranM
04 Sep 2014 12:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 217636

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^^ I wonder what new yarn the Russian fan boys will spin now. This should teach us there are no permanent friends or enemies. Only permanent interests (which in this case for Rodina was to ensure continuity of work in Russian yards).
by KiranM
03 Sep 2014 20:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 200422

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

^^^ Unfortunately that is not the way it needs to be seen. IA is an infantry division heavy force. We do not have sufficient combined arms units (to leverage limited NAMICAs, ATGM equipped IFVs, tanks and Attack choppers) in the deserts, plains and other tank territories; especially for formations l...
by KiranM
03 Sep 2014 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2925
Views: 513281

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

The LCA has an American engine. Is it exportable without permission? Or has it been granted? NRao saab, not all AFs have as stringent requirements as IAF. May be we can market LCA Mk1 with Kaveri. Of course, this means fast tracking Kaveri integration & testing with one of the PVs. A 100 LCA Mk...
by KiranM
25 Aug 2014 15:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 379083

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Both the Russians and us are on the Eurasian continent. North America is another continent, which has made very few sales of C-17s. The enormous costs the C-17s exceed any potential competitor on the market.Even more so when you factor in Rupee-Rouble trade, which is the deal we are in the last sta...
by KiranM
24 Aug 2014 06:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 217636

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

RBU launchers are not going to be replaced anytime soon. IN considers them hard-kill defence measures against torps. we should however look at a VLS version that doesn't clutter up the decks. VLS will add few more seconds for the projectile to eject and tip over in the desired direction. For such s...
by KiranM
20 Aug 2014 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 379083

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

MTA whenever it comes will fill the gap, the way I see it, first flight is planned for 2016, it will atleast 2018 before any production is possible, I hope we have local assembly with considerable TOT and more importantly customization, the bird would be great to have them as Refueling tankers, per...
by KiranM
20 Aug 2014 18:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 224912

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

We still need cheap (hence lack of seeker), in great numbers medium range SAM system to cover our vast expanse of land mass. Hence, I guess DRDO worked towards perfecting Akash system to handle aircrafts/ cruise missiles (still the largest threat for our VAs and VPs) in any permutation/ combination ...
by KiranM
20 Aug 2014 18:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 217636

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Vishnu saar, any more pics? This looks like a photo of a would be bride in half ghunghat.
by KiranM
20 Aug 2014 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 379083

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I am suggesting we replace Ukraine as the partner. We can make things cheaper than even China. It's a win/win for both sides. Russia gets more orders and cheaper costs, we get technology and better plane than anything else available on the market. And I guess the 'replacement' will happen out of th...
by KiranM
20 Aug 2014 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 777955

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Posted sometime in June...Interesting interview with Para SF officers. Almost 50% of Operators are Combat Diver qualified https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_rmH8ZpCFQ When displaying the names of the SF folks the Corps badge is shown. Need confirmation if it is the Chinar Corps. Though looks a littl...
by KiranM
20 Aug 2014 17:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 217636

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Karan, when you'll see the full hull, you'll realize its designed like a humpback whale like the illustrative example here http://www.whalesong.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/mross_whales_final.jpg And unlike ANYTHING built ANYWHERE before. Requesting everyone to please stop making comparisons t...
by KiranM
20 Aug 2014 17:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 217636

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Cannot say for sure without a full outline of the shape, but the hump looks very streamlined and not abruptly jutting out as in Delta class. Also L:D ratio seems higher akin to an SSN. To me it seems more like in the mould of Virginia class.
by KiranM
08 Aug 2014 14:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Singha sir, any plans of doing a recon of the trail before the Nandi run?
by KiranM
08 Aug 2014 13:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 217636

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Build those conventional subs in the meantime and get started on designing more nuclear boats. It would be best to an all nuclear IN. The aircraft carriers and destroyers as well as the subs. The only thing conventional should be the small patrol boats, but everything bigger than 1000 tons should b...
by KiranM
08 Aug 2014 13:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 217636

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

After 1st 2 scorpions arrive the rest will start coming very fast and also the deal is for 12 scorpions 6 + option for 6 more, so by the time these 6 are done a very fast momentum would have built up, it'd be stupid to let that go waste and not make 6 more. With 340 day a year availablity these 12 ...
by KiranM
05 Aug 2014 18:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

https://scontent-b-sin.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10574412_1448395235436701_1337917078073868072_n.png its NOT going to be on the regular paved road but the more direct 'Tipu Stairs/Trail' in the back..looks like the return leg will be down some other easier trail or the paved road itself. pic...
by KiranM
05 Aug 2014 17:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 211812

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

IAF Hercules can carry those If you mean IAF Hercules can carry tanks you are mistaken. Only IAF C17s can carry them. If you mean IAF Hercules can carry the support equipment and personnel, I cannot say if it is feasible in terms of tonnage and number of people required for say a troop of tanks (ma...
by KiranM
05 Aug 2014 16:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 211812

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

^^ It can also be logistics. Except China, no other external participant brought their tank. Transporting few tanks and associated support equipment is not that easy. Except Khan (who move their tanks around in USMC AGTFs) no other international military exercises have the visiting nations getting t...
by KiranM
28 Jul 2014 16:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Got it thanks. And in the remarks you give the order number?
by KiranM
28 Jul 2014 16:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Hello Singha Sir,
I registered for the Nandi Bull Run. But how do I make the payment? Through 3rd Party Transfer? Hearing of 'Direct Bank Payment' first time.

Regards,
Kiran
by KiranM
02 Jul 2014 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 777955

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

rkhanna wrote:I have heard of a similar Special Missions Unit type formation within Marcos as well in the past but never got any confirmation.

I think you are talking about the QRT (Quick Reaction Team) for countering maritime terrorism on high seas and offshore oil rigs.
by KiranM
25 Jun 2014 05:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 207529

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Prof Das reminds me of Pierre Sprey's tirades on latest fighters.
by KiranM
16 Jun 2014 20:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 200422

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Makes sense for the CAS and attack role to go to army though the duplication and overlap of the same aircraft in 2 services in these times of financial crunch is strange. Even if it is simply to pacify both services and stop the unseemly bickering, hopefully we will figure out a way to keep a commo...
by KiranM
16 Jun 2014 17:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 709908

Re: International Aerospace Discussion



Flt Lt Hart has been flying for RAF for 12+ years now - 10 years on Tornado and 2+ years on B2. Strange that he is still a Flight Lieutenant.
by KiranM
02 Jun 2014 11:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 766625

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Two crashes in nine months, no new deal, Siachen troops face transport crisis The issue of blades is a classic example of basic structural defects in our MIL-IND Complex. I remember reading/watching an interview where exactly this case was brought up by IAF - it seems HAL wanted IAF to give advance...
by KiranM
31 May 2014 12:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 811347

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Summer/ winter trails is not just to test the equipment at extremes of temperature, but also under extreme environmental conditions like dust, snow, rain, slush, etc. These environmental conditions are difficult to simulate. And chambers only complement and not replace actual environmental testing. ...
by KiranM
31 May 2014 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525211

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Wonderful! We have arm chair warriors professing an organization like Waffen SS or Iranian Revolutionary Guards to uphold 'dharmic values' when they do not understand the meaning of dharma. If we need a 'dharmic force' does it mean our armed forces are adharmic? I guess Indian Army were not fanatic ...
by KiranM
27 May 2014 15:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 217636

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Singha sir, to have a single line of logistics and greater operational tempo Arihant class will be like multirole SSGNs that also shoulder the Nuclear Detterence as additional responsibility. As Chetak/ tsarkar said (not sure who) it will be a 'unique to India' class vessel. Its displacement may inc...
by KiranM
26 May 2014 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.
Replies: 183
Views: 9794

Re: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.

My 2 cents, new Govt will stick with selection of Gen. Suhag as IA chief and let his tenure play out. To avoid conflict of interest it may be a plan not to have VK Singh as MoD till then. His current charge of NE affairs and MEA (as per NDTV) will also give him the ministerial experience to take ove...
by KiranM
26 May 2014 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 777955

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

The closest approximation for NSG would be Yamam of Israel. They also work closely with Shin Bet for Internal Security like NSG does with IB.
by KiranM
20 May 2014 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3086
Views: 346828

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

JEM sir, you are right. The curve of the back of the commando on the right suggests a lady.But the one on the left is a male for sure.
by KiranM
19 May 2014 15:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Considering this was my first competitive run and a first time 10km stretch, 67min was lucky. But my aim was <60min. Couldnt boost the last mile due to the heavy crowd near finish line. Need to start earlier next time. My regular workout for the last 6 months was a 7km run every 4 days. Improved it ...
by KiranM
19 May 2014 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Singha sir, when did you start your run? I started mine around 6:40. Finished in 67min.
by KiranM
15 May 2014 12:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 205532

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Both Panagarh and Pathankot are in the plains. What about acclimitization for the MSC troops?
by KiranM
03 May 2014 11:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 251816

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

That would be good-to-have but not a real must-have. What will that sea-based AAD intercept ? The likely path of an attack from likely adversaries would be over land. And with the range of AAD, at best you can only do a terminal interception and just count the number of cities on the coastline. So,...
by KiranM
16 Apr 2014 20:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 205532

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^^ Sonam Wangchuk also needs to be removed from the list. He is very much alive and a Colonel now (?)
by KiranM
31 Mar 2014 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3489
Views: 547986

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Singha wrote:man that heracles radar has a insane rotation rate..never I seen on a naval ship.


The radar seems to not just rotate but also revolve round a pivot? Strange.. May be part of some radar cross section disruption.

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