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by vivek_ahuja
09 Mar 2015 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4724
Views: 901005

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

BTW: while you all are it, can you find some good numbers for the empty weight of the HAL bird too? Its performance seems so much better than the others that I want to make sure I am not doing a flawed analysis... :oops:

Thanks in advance. :)
by vivek_ahuja
09 Mar 2015 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4724
Views: 901005

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Okay, so here is a cry for help: I was plugging in the numbers for the LUH competitors and noticed that I can't seem to locate a good source for the empty mass of the Ka-226. I have the overall mass possible (~3600 kg) and the overall payload possible (~1200 kg) from here: Clicky Wikipedia numbers f...
by vivek_ahuja
09 Mar 2015 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4724
Views: 901005

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

A request to you: Could you please mine your posts on the subject (because you actually did this exercise for multiple platforms) and share with me? Will put this as a compendium in the beginning of this thread. Will do. So I did the original work in 2007 timeframe. I have updated plots now because...
by vivek_ahuja
09 Mar 2015 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4724
Views: 901005

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The only place I think the Apache might make sense is because it might help in the Cheen theater. However I am not sure how effective it will be in the high passes, whereas the LCH is being designed with high alt ops in mind. Vivek_Ahuja had done some fantastic analysis on the engine power-payload-...
by vivek_ahuja
28 Feb 2015 15:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 204702

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

SaiK wrote:
wouldn't this be dangerous to do? ricochet off the ground to hit the fuselage?


Is it just me or does that gunfire just looks awesome? 8) :twisted:
by vivek_ahuja
26 Feb 2015 17:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 219793

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

mein guess is a salvo of brahmos targeted at radar and defensive systems and runway of an aircraft carrier can severely cripple it ..maybe they could even develop specialized war heads to do the work ! Right. But from what standoff range? Surely the range can't have been preserved for such a massiv...
by vivek_ahuja
26 Feb 2015 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3321
Views: 665963

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Karan M wrote:The Navy was interested in asking for the Osprey with an AWACS dish on it


8) :mrgreen:

Sounds like the kind of ballsy attitude the Navy would take, doesn't it? :twisted:
by vivek_ahuja
26 Feb 2015 17:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 194032

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Geez. 15 Billion (with a capital "B") dollars about to be sent from the Indian treasury into that of the French one with the French smiling on their way home. One can only imagine the vast number of local defense projects that could have been accomplished with that dough. Everything from i...
by vivek_ahuja
26 Feb 2015 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4143
Views: 769490

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

However, Assaulting and Capturing (for limited time) Airfields is part of their mission profile. It was part of their Mission Profile at RedFlag (08) as well. So that's still my question: why does it have be in their mission profile? If they need extensive army support etc for such an operation any...
by vivek_ahuja
26 Feb 2015 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3321
Views: 665963

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Yours truly was trying to find a place in Bengaluru on google maps and of course could not stay away from the shores of Bellandur lake. :mrgreen:

Lookie what I found:

Image

8)
by vivek_ahuja
26 Feb 2015 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3321
Views: 665963

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Is the navy ordering any AEW's? the EMB145 could be an ideal soln given its much lower cost vs the phalcons. probably just a matter of time before they buy their own fleet of AEW and a few land based refuelers. Considering its the navy we are talking about, I wouldn't be surprised if they did too. ...
by vivek_ahuja
26 Feb 2015 16:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 219793

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

http://img.patrika.com/PatrikaImage/News/PrithviMissile635219-02-2015-11-44-99N.jpg India on Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile with a strike range of 350 km as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chand...
by vivek_ahuja
26 Feb 2015 16:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 219793

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

3. Army further asked them for 90 degree dive mode, which they now can. This automatically means that they have anti aircraft carrier capabilities. They won't sink it, but they will immobilize it. Impressive. But how much does the range suffer for such a drastic maneuver at supersonic speeds? At wh...
by vivek_ahuja
26 Feb 2015 16:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4143
Views: 769490

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Since we are on the topic, I would add that I have always thought of the Garuds primarily for the following roles: 1. Raiding forces against fixed targets (radar sites, SAM batteries, even airfield under certain conditions). Quick and dirty: get in, blow shit up, get out. No "holding" conc...
by vivek_ahuja
26 Feb 2015 16:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4143
Views: 769490

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Singha sir agree in case of Pak where the terrain is mostly flat enabling counter attack by mech forces. But in case of PRC we need to keep our offensive options open. Like capturing an airfield in Tibet to air land elements of MSC. The terrain there will not enable PLA to move assets to counter th...
by vivek_ahuja
26 Feb 2015 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754488

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Rustom this and that...and here's the state of the small UAVs in the Army. :evil: drone being sent for surveillance during a gunbattle with armed militants at Pindi Khattar village in Arnia border sector http://i.imgur.com/a7zQ6k0.jpg Sigh. P.S.: Someone please tell me what the deal is with the colo...
by vivek_ahuja
24 Feb 2015 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 359692

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

jamwal wrote:So IAF is okay with incremental upgrades to Russian planes to ensure fast induction, but want Tejas to be Mark 2 with everything ready for battle. Mysterious indeed are the ways of men in uniform.


+1
by vivek_ahuja
23 Feb 2015 12:54
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Will it be possible to buy Chimera and Fenix in a pack from same place ? Same place, yes. In a pack...not sure. Need to dig into that a bit with Amazon. Sounds like a cool way to sell the trilogy when its done! Why not make the discussion wider? the audience will come if marketed properly...nataraj...
by vivek_ahuja
23 Feb 2015 09:57
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

nash wrote:still lot of questions unanswered, may be we can find those in the book, so when is the book coming.. :)


Of course. So this is only the first draft of the scenario. I added some stuff for the novel in my editing so as to force you all to buy it! :mrgreen:
by vivek_ahuja
23 Feb 2015 09:51
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

And with that I close Fenix on the original draft that I had written. I hope you all enjoyed reading it and hopefully I haven't disappointed the readers this time around. :) The final novel will have some changes and additions including some more detailed sections on Generals Haider and Hussein and ...
by vivek_ahuja
23 Feb 2015 09:43
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/89/gcpx.jpg EPILOGUE The doors to the room opened and Haider looked up from his seat behind the plain desk. He saw some faces he had now gotten used to seeing daily. He also saw one face that he had not seen in person. But he knew who this new person was....
by vivek_ahuja
23 Feb 2015 09:38
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/89/gcpx.jpg HILLS OF CENTRAL PAKISTAN DAY 3 + 1740 HRS The sun had set and the skies above were a deep red with shades of black. The increasing darkness was beginning to hinder the search. The soldiers had already begun to use flashlights and the lights f...
by vivek_ahuja
23 Feb 2015 09:32
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/89/gcpx.jpg ON THE RAHIM YAR KHAN ROAD THE DESERT WEST OF RAJASTHAN DAY 3 + 1530 HRS Kulkarni watched as the engineers towed his tank away behind an armored-recovery-vehicle. He had wanted to drive it over as it was, but they couldn’t take the risk of it ...
by vivek_ahuja
23 Feb 2015 09:30
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/89/gcpx.jpg HILLS OF CENTRAL PAKISTAN DAY 3 + 0840 HRS In the gentle hills west of Lahore, Kamidalla and four other pathfinders patrolled the tree-line overlooking open farmland. Parked in the grass near the trees, was the other Dhruv, “panther-two”. Its ...
by vivek_ahuja
18 Feb 2015 14:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2849
Views: 131293

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

A day in the life of Musharraf Posting fun excerpts: He is indicted for treason and murder. He is forbidden from going abroad. He is banned for life from running for elected office. It is hard to imagine how Pervez Musharraf, former military ruler of Pakistan, could be in much deeper water than thi...
by vivek_ahuja
17 Feb 2015 14:47
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/89/gcpx.jpg HILLS OF CENTRAL PAKISTAN DAY 3 + 0815 HRS The pathfinders turned away as Jagat landed the Dhruv in the farmland south of the road. The gunships continued to patrol near the hills. The grass and dust was being whipped around. Pathanya walked o...
by vivek_ahuja
17 Feb 2015 14:45
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/89/gcpx.jpg HILLS OF CENTRAL PAKISTAN DAY 3 + 0805 HRS Haider, Akram and the other officers looked up from their breakfast table as the distant sound of heavy machineguns echoed around them. It had come from the east. They got up from the wooden chairs th...
by vivek_ahuja
17 Feb 2015 14:30
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Good Morning Vivek Bumping the thread to the top again as a reminder to either finish this off or release the book on Amazon I can't wait man... all I want to do is be inside the Arjun Tanks Khalsa saar, I have just arrived in the motherland and have had only intermittent internet access since then...
by vivek_ahuja
17 Feb 2015 14:28
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

-disha Vivek saar, do you plan to do informal book tour? With hard copies of the book individually autographed? Both Chimera and Fenix?[/quote] @Vivek you should seriously consider that. I know you are a young author and a beginner but a damn good one if I may add. Not sure you live stateside or in...
by vivek_ahuja
16 Feb 2015 09:31
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2015
Replies: 305
Views: 20208

Re: Aero India 2015

All members requested to take their discussions about meetup during/after Aero India to this dhaaga:

BRF Aero India 2015 Bangalore meetup thread
by vivek_ahuja
15 Feb 2015 10:32
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2015
Replies: 305
Views: 20208

Re: Aero India 2015

Sounds like we have a critical mass of folks going there. Perhaps its time for a Bangalore BRF Jirga page? That way its easier to separate this thread from the details related to the jirga etc.?

Admins, what say you? :)

-Vivek
by vivek_ahuja
08 Feb 2015 15:29
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/89/gcpx.jpg WEST OF LAHORE DAY 3 + 0800 HRS "Friendlies inbound!” Vikram announced over team comms from his position up in the tree. Down below, Pathanya turned to Kamidalla: “deploy red smoke.” “You got it.” Pathanya watched as Kamidalla took out th...
by vivek_ahuja
08 Feb 2015 15:26
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Vivek Sir! Feb First Week ho gya sir! where the book? :mrgreen: Amazing writing, Vivek. Any word on the book? Ah. I received the proof copy of Fenix just last week saar. I need to read the whole thing and look for editing errors. Hence the delay. 8) Give me a few days to read and re-read the book i...
by vivek_ahuja
02 Feb 2015 05:56
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2015
Replies: 305
Views: 20208

Re: Aero India 2015

Looks like I will be down there for the airshow as well.

Pliss to let me know if the BRF gang is planning to meet up at the airshow. I would love to meet everyone who's down there. :)

-Vivek
by vivek_ahuja
02 Feb 2015 05:42
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/89/gcpx.jpg SOUTHEAST OF RAHIM YAR KHAN DAY 3 + 0705 HRS he Arjun tank rumbled to a stop at the junction of the dirt road. Kulkarni looked around and then consulted his map. He had been navigating purely by compass and his mental knowledge of the terrain ...
by vivek_ahuja
28 Jan 2015 04:42
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/89/gcpx.jpg SOUTHWEST OF AMRITSAR DAY 3 + 0655 HRS "Is it a question of fuel?” Ansari asked the aviators. Jagat shared a look with Dutt, who shook his head: “not really, no. Fuel is plenty at least as far as where their current position is.” He point...
by vivek_ahuja
27 Jan 2015 02:17
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/89/gcpx.jpg SOUTH OF RAHIM YAR KHAN DAY 3 + 0515 HRS Kulkarni regained consciousness to find himself staring at the pitch black interiors of his tank turret. As his mind cleared and the senses recovered, he heard the howl of the wind outside. But how can ...
by vivek_ahuja
27 Jan 2015 02:09
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

-Duplicate post deleted-

-Vivek
by vivek_ahuja
27 Jan 2015 02:09
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 67751

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Apologies for the delay, folks. Been travelling last few days and had only intermittent internet connections. I notice a lot of discussion has taken place here already, and I would like to contribute, but since the story is falling behind, allow me to post some more pages before I respond to some of...

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