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by D Roy
16 Dec 2012 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 369808

Re: The Red Menace

This was the worst of all. As Bukharin was the best suited to succeed Lenin, more so than Trotsky. This man had the right economic ideas and could have saved the soviet union. With his execution in those early years, the soviet state basically sealed its fate. Although it came apart much later. But ...
by D Roy
16 Dec 2012 09:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 271251

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

look the rise of the HAL Tejas is a given.

The IAF needs this plane and has made that amply clear. that is precisely why 1500 crores 'extra' was given after all.

Besides with TSP showing of pindigenous Bandaar and Chicom with its new models, India has to keep the domestic aerospace flag flying high.
by D Roy
16 Dec 2012 09:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 563945

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Chicom PLZ-05 is 54 caliber.

The norks seem to be comfortable with things like the 170 mm Koksan.
by D Roy
16 Dec 2012 09:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 329228

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

these vessels are far cheaper than what a "full load" stealth frigate would cost. not just in terms of capex but Opex. Complex weapons systems also need to be maintained - the more you have the greater the opex. These ships can also operate in shallower waters and have more deployment flex...
by D Roy
16 Dec 2012 09:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 274921

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

both the new RLG-INS and MINGS are capable of receiving tri constellation updates to remove accumulated errors.


The Russians it seems might want to turn GLONASS into a joint resource.
by D Roy
15 Dec 2012 03:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 563945

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

say hypothetically you got the haubitze. The problem is they'll have to be maintained (the gun) by rheinmetall defence which as we know is banned for a period of 10 years from participating in the Indian market.
by D Roy
14 Dec 2012 09:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3989
Views: 339304

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

Kashmir is the land of Abhinavgupta and his magnificent obsessions. It is one of the ancient homes of Tantra in India along with Bengal, Assam and Kerala. And that is why meat was eaten by the Brahmins there as part of Panchamakara. And btw Kosher food is not limited to not eating fish with scales. ...
by D Roy
13 Dec 2012 22:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 563945

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Aah.
by D Roy
13 Dec 2012 21:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 563945

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

are you referring to the 180 mm S-23s?
by D Roy
13 Dec 2012 20:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 563945

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Chicom is very clear headed about all this. despite having GC-45 inputs from Gerald Bull who they had hired as a consultant, Chicom happily copied whatever they could from the MSTA-S and came out with the PLZ-04. apparently they also have a 54 caliber version called PLZ-05. copied from the BMP-3 and...
by D Roy
13 Dec 2012 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2540
Views: 320978

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Current Israeli-Indian projects include development of a medium-range ballistic missile and development of a long-range ballistic missile at a combined cost of $2 billion. The two countries are also developing a ground-to-ground missile. sounds suspiciously like a DDM "derivation" of the ...
by D Roy
13 Dec 2012 15:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4308
Views: 282644

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

The point about firm orders is valid. It is true for any business and any industry. It goes to the very heart of economies of scale and of attracting suppliers for LRUs etc. sub-contractors also look at volumes. if you just want five pieces of something (e.g) they are going to say make it yourself. ...
by D Roy
13 Dec 2012 11:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 563945

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

203 mm guns became rather vulnerable to counterbattery fire with the rise of modern counterbattery radars since the 70s. In terms of economics and survivability the 155 mm was found to be optimal. 203 mm was usually built in smaller numbers for specialist roles where you might want to penetrate a bu...
by D Roy
13 Dec 2012 00:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 563945

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Meanwhile, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/Tata-gun-swadeshi-bofors-are-different-products-Gun-Carriage-Factory-chief/articleshow/17577077.cms Though surprised by the sudden launch of home grown howitzer developed by Tata power strategic electronics division, the weapon development co...
by D Roy
12 Dec 2012 23:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 563945

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

That 105mm SPH will do nicely in the export market. Do remember Our export list includes small arms & ammunition, mortars & ammunition, light field gun & ammunition, demolition stores, passive night sights and mine protected vehicles, brake parachutes etc. Our strength lies in the medium...
by D Roy
12 Dec 2012 21:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 563945

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The Chinese have the same lament btw.

So much so that the new PRC head actually spoke about "mechanization" while taking over.
by D Roy
12 Dec 2012 04:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 312525

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

We are moving towards gas in a big way. The United States needs to gives us that blanket FTA waiver.

GAIL already has a 3.5 mtpa deal with Sabine Pass.
by D Roy
11 Dec 2012 14:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 342797

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

And I don't think the Turks will oblige them either without seeing the money.

All Abdul bhaichara goes out of window once money dries up.

The Turks have also been recipients of older OHP's under the Genesis program which has equipped these ships for typical naval warfare with a stress on AD.
by D Roy
10 Dec 2012 00:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 264984

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Add Nirbhay GLCM units as well.
by D Roy
08 Dec 2012 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 464775

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

hy we don't supply mil hardware to any of these nations


This is precisely what is changing now.
by D Roy
08 Dec 2012 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1099
Views: 165699

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

People should know their Mahabharata. Arjuna's most valiant son who defeated him in battle ( during the course of the Ashwamedh) was Bhabhruvahana whose mother Chitrangada was the princess of Manipur. And who trained Bhabhruvhana? - Uloopi of course, Arjuna's naga princess wife. And yes yes I know t...
by D Roy
28 Nov 2012 16:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4257
Views: 283290

Re: LCA News and Discussions

ever since the nixon-deng compact China has received unprecedented industrial collaboration from the west. I will simply not accept this nonsense from chicom sh*t about "how they have built things in a vacuum". it's utter nonsense. Let us not forget who GE has transferred advanced avionics...
by D Roy
27 Nov 2012 15:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1099
Views: 165699

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

gentlemen, Things work in their own way. There was a time when the Mizos did not want even a proper highway built to lengpui. Now they are super enthusiastic about the four fighter hangars being built there. Today people in the northeast want 'development'. they are no longer worried about rail line...
by D Roy
23 Nov 2012 20:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 342797

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Could be a Raduga Kh-15 equivalent though. May have a quasi-ballistic profile.
by D Roy
22 Nov 2012 22:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 329228

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Geopolitics?
by D Roy
15 Nov 2012 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 312525

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

gas hydrates and three stage nuclear program will happen within the next 20 years. Nothing can stop. Nothing can stop.
by D Roy
15 Nov 2012 16:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 329228

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Brazil operates a CATOBAR carrier. :D
by D Roy
14 Nov 2012 00:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 329228

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

INS Jalashwa

M242 25mm Bushmaster cannon.
by D Roy
10 Nov 2012 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 167749

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

As an aside, desi politicians of various hues ( including of the abdul variety) put their children in schools such as Sanskriti and Sardar Patel. In fact sickular netas in Delhi lead as far as SP is concerned. For those who don't know. the medium of instruction in SP till class 5 is Hindi. these two...
by D Roy
08 Nov 2012 12:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 264984

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

From the "thought provoking email" 1. Pakistan's perfidy is a direct result of nuclear derived terrorism and we all know who has helped there. So Chicom is acting inimically to us all the time. Even the NPA's accept that pakistan's first CHIC-4 test took place at Lop Nur. 2. Freedom of nav...
by D Roy
02 Nov 2012 20:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 471766

Re: Indian Interests

JEM, how dare you!

You have a malayalee brain! :D
by D Roy
01 Nov 2012 11:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 329228

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

if true, this is news indeed. Because until now despite the propaganda shots of H-6U refuellers, Chicom's ability to sustain real long range airpower with flankers was suspect. I know you have posted this in the naval thread as it may seem in tune with Chicom's A2/AD buildup ( hey it's Proceedings w...
by D Roy
01 Nov 2012 09:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 274921

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Ramana,

just an aside

avg life expectancy for all males in India is 64.6 years

and for people from the scientist's background perhaps even higher.
by D Roy
31 Oct 2012 21:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 832525

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Yay,
free propaganda and insults.
by D Roy
31 Oct 2012 18:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 271251

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

yup for all of Israel's hi tech military yada yada they converted numerous sherman's into ARM launchers and what not. But in the Indian military there is a turn towards new stuff whenever there is money as is the case now. From what some air phorce wallahs say when discussing things like acquiring o...

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