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by Bharadwaj
27 Feb 2009 13:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 36336

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Flightglobal: India details plans for indigenous medium combat aircraft


http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... craft.html
by Bharadwaj
14 Dec 2008 10:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 1043635

Re: Small Arms Thread

Future weapons on discovery is running a show now on Israeli ops with a lot of detail on micro tavor-repeats at 11 pm tonight.
by Bharadwaj
08 Dec 2008 11:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 1043635

Re: Small Arms Thread

Also I think we should also consider the FN P90, Tavor and the indigenous Zitara (Not fully sure of the last one). As these weapons are already in use by the Indian armed forces and SPG it would make interoperability, maintenance, etc. Another obvious choice IMHO would also be the INSAS carbine. Ei...
by Bharadwaj
30 Nov 2008 16:22
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 183180

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

raghunath wrote:MKN resigned, accepted by PM, according to TOI report.


Cnnibn-saying the opposite. :roll:
by Bharadwaj
30 Nov 2008 16:16
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 183180

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

cnn ibn appears to be confirming news of PC as HM
by Bharadwaj
30 Nov 2008 13:28
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 183180

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

PC is seen as media savvy and the skeptic in me thinks they are resigned to allowing more attacks and only want a better pr man than patil to work the media after each attack.
by Bharadwaj
29 Nov 2008 13:01
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 183180

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

A Arun wrote:
Only news on NDTV's ticker for the past 15 mins: Karkare's wife refuses to take compensation from Modi.


I think she refused from all politicos.... but of course this is barkhatv....
by Bharadwaj
29 Nov 2008 12:03
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 183180

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

Arnab/times have done a good job and my disrespect for shiv aroor and ht has greatly decreased.......
by Bharadwaj
29 Nov 2008 00:22
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 174871

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/11/28/india.attacks/art.taj.1835.gi.jpg Posting from CNN. This looks like a videshi vehicle. Is this the israeli "medical" van? Livery looks unique but our people have all kinds of fancy equipment-i thought I saw a volvo fire truck on tv
by Bharadwaj
28 Nov 2008 23:58
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 174871

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

Beeb's coverage has slowed-they must be busy throwing up after being forced to deal with their pet nations rep head from the sewer line to the septic tank....but Iam sure they will recover with a gazzillion hours of airtime for their islamabad ambassa...errr sorry correspondant.
by Bharadwaj
28 Nov 2008 23:23
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 174871

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

Barkha dutt is beyond belief-scary even. Am I the only one who thinks the spinning of the cnn correspondent to the unkil viewers(they bring the feed up on the international channel sometimes) is rather different to what is reported to the international channel directly :roll: .
by Bharadwaj
18 Nov 2008 18:22
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 258149

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

The article also suggests that 400 million USD meant for shutting down F-22 assembly line may be syphoned off to fund four addittional Raptors. So Raptor is around 140 million per unit and taking 50-60 million USD for each new MKI, 1 Raptor ~ 3 MKIs. Cheers.... Neerajji there are plenty of figures ...
by Bharadwaj
18 Nov 2008 13:32
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 258149

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

that video should not have been released. It was never intended to be a public knowledge about what a pilot at USAF thinks. Well...now its been shown all over TV....what a waste..... In any case,....whatever that guy said...he would not have said it off-hand. Su-30 is no match against Raptor...even...
by Bharadwaj
08 Nov 2008 06:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 44420

Re: International Military Discussion

Flight:US lawmakers warn future F-22 orders at risk

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... -risk.html
by Bharadwaj
07 Nov 2008 14:00
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 258149

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

More on flight

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... ricks.html


This may sound very silly but is this some sort of psy-ops to get us to show more in the next cope/red flag?
by Bharadwaj
07 Nov 2008 12:19
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 258149

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Thanks Shivji for sharing that-I guess some of us(me included) got too anxious at the (false) chest beating by the yanks. :(
by Bharadwaj
06 Nov 2008 16:55
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 258149

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

This "briefing" and its contents may have been vetted by a senior officer. A f-15 pilot is not going to be dumb enough to blow his career over this. This suggests that bitterness in the usaf establishment over cope runs rather deep.
by Bharadwaj
04 Nov 2008 22:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1099261

Re: China Military Watch

Either the pilot is being conservative or this plane is not agile. Even a Tu-160 could out maneuver this flying brick. Cheers.... :rotfl: . All the propaganda till date has the plane doing very limited and controlled stuff-rolls etc. One wonders if the Chinese have accepted the bird with a limited ...
by Bharadwaj
04 Nov 2008 22:03
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 258149

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

This is strong proof that the whipping at COPE was real and not made up to bolster the case for more raptors which was what the yankee fanboys were claiming. Any perceived gain-however minor and irrelevant -is now shouted out from the roof tops. Nice to know that the wounds are still fresh...
by Bharadwaj
08 Oct 2008 11:14
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: NDTV Documentary and Vishnu's report on Red-Flag video
Replies: 159
Views: 75615

Re: NDTV Documentary on Red Flag Exercises

They just cut in to cover kumble and kirstern's press briefing :((
by Bharadwaj
07 Oct 2008 14:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 1043635

Re: Small Arms Thread

The tender for carbines is a little strange-the 200m accuracy specs seem to match the zittara and one would think it would be a no brainer. Why issue a tender?
by Bharadwaj
07 Oct 2008 14:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 36379

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Stealth(at least the shaping part of it) is no longer the voodoo that its made out to be by the yankee fanboys. What counts is money and time-if you have more of the former you can get away with less of the latter. Given the tools and parameters that have been developed for the Lca-it will not be to...
by Bharadwaj
06 Oct 2008 13:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 36379

Re: Indian Military Aviation

by Bharadwaj
04 Oct 2008 13:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 197553

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

Bharadwaj, The MRCA deal is next in line. I hope to god that the Congress loses the next elections or we will be tied to American empire for the next generation. One does get the scary feeling that MRCA is just the start of this show with hercules/poseidon being something of a teaser. Tanks,guns et...
by Bharadwaj
04 Oct 2008 11:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 197553

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

Will uncle push abrams on to us after the n-deal? If so this may cause more trouble for the long term future for Arjun but will at least break the Russian monopoly.
by Bharadwaj
15 Feb 2008 09:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 282403

What about military application of these jets.. Once the MTA gets around we will have a medium lift capability. These too could be modified into somehting different. Maybe a AWAC/JSTAR/SIGINT/ELINT platform. An awacs can be theoretically done on either Tupolev airframe but the entire R and D for in...
by Bharadwaj
14 Feb 2008 09:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 282403

With the local airlines infatuated with Airbus/Boeing/Embraer one wonders what success this move is going to have. The 334 and 214 don't have a clear defense market either apart from VIP transport.

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