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by AmitR
21 Sep 2009 08:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 674644

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Rahul M wrote: except the new radar ?

No radar no plane!
Why should we be even discussing about a plane that does not have a functional AESA. IAF wants AESA and that's how it is.
by AmitR
21 Sep 2009 07:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 674644

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

thanks NRao, something tells me winner will be an amriki bird though personally I would prefer the euro birds, specifically rafale or even grip. Since MRCA is a massive gap filler for the IAF, we need a bird that has very good all round capability and faster time to induction. In this regard F-16/1...
by AmitR
20 Sep 2009 18:49
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 840527

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

India's RAW trained Pak Taliban militants? http://news.rediff.com/report/2009/sep/19/indias-raw-trained-taliban-militants.htm I wish this is true.....Really I am so happy.... 8) :D This is like so yesterday's news. Pakistanis have been crying since eternity that all the trouble in their country has...
by AmitR
20 Sep 2009 12:07
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 840527

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Not sure if this is the correct thread but still posting as I feel that this is important. Govt launches border development programme in 17 states The guidelines of the BADP have been revised in February in consultation with the state governments. As per the revised guidelines, the state governments...
by AmitR
20 Sep 2009 11:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 285581

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

US Afghan war benchmarks focus heavily on Pakistan WASHINGTON: United States President Barack Obama’s Administration’s road map to winning war in Afghanistan relies heavily on clearing al-Qaida terrorists from Pakistan, according to a list of benchmarks given to an increasingly sceptical Congress. ...
by AmitR
20 Sep 2009 11:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 1046953

Re: Small Arms Thread

The standard US Army firearm is the Beretta (Italian) for many years. Law enforcement agencies across the US use the Glock (Czech). These weapons are preferred over locally made manufacturers like Smith/Wesson or Colt. Something for brown sahibs to mull about. So we are trying to be more angrez tha...
by AmitR
20 Sep 2009 11:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 1046953

Re: Small Arms Thread

Indian Army Special Forces For New 9mm Pistol The Indian Army has put out a request for information (RFI) for new semi-automatic 9mm (9x19) pistols for its Special Forces and Parachute units. According to the RFI document, the Army has detailed that it is looking for a weapon that has "the opt...
by AmitR
16 Sep 2009 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 591037

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

can some learned member please explain me as to what is the use of a gear box in a Jet Engine for fighter jets?? Ohho that is simple Raj Sunder! :idea: 1st gear for starting. 2nd gear for steep incline. 3rd gear for less steep incline and speeding up. 4th gear for flat surface and full speed. 5th g...
by AmitR
16 Sep 2009 22:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 674644

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

That's because nobody really knows what is it that the IAF actually needs and has defined in it specs for MRCA. There is no official and publicly available document that tells what criterion the MRCA will be judged and what are the specific metrics that are needed. Add to that the political , corrup...
by AmitR
16 Sep 2009 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 591037

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

I read in a blog that India wants to move to Funtional Command structure vs the Geographic Command. I read a wiki article about this but cannot understand how FC is better than GC. Can any of our more knowledgeable members shed some light in a simple manner or pass a link where I can get more info.
by AmitR
15 Sep 2009 21:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1101348

Re: China Military Watch

Avinash R wrote:India, China bhai bhai, says Chinese Consul General

:evil:
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names
:evil:
by AmitR
15 Sep 2009 17:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 219991

Re: BR Forums Feedback

Hi mods... am goingthrough BR for last 8 months , eventhough i didnt contribute anything , i love to read the healthy discussions happening in BR But one thing am feeling is , lots of members represent our neighbours as "porkis" or "chinkis" i dont thing it is fair use such word...
by AmitR
15 Sep 2009 14:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1101348

Re: China Military Watch

@AmitR, If I were a Tibetan, I would be very stupid to piss both China & India at the same time. While I dont deny the possibility, but I dont see it as being probable. This is without taking into account the goodwill India has amongst Tibetans, for hosting & allowing them to practice their...
by AmitR
15 Sep 2009 13:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1101348

Re: China Military Watch

Vijay/Mahesh, I don't think I made myself very clear. Allowing DLama in AP can cause some serious problems for India in future as the indigenous people of AP are of Tibetan origin. We don't want another separatist movement in India do we? And exactly on what basis did you arrive at the conclusion t...
by AmitR
15 Sep 2009 09:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1101348

Re: China Military Watch

That is one thing that India can avoid not just cause it upsets the Chinese but because AP was in not so long ago part of the Tibet. This does not bode well for India too. I think China will find a reason to upset itself no matter what we do. The day we start controlling the movement of Dalai Lama ...
by AmitR
15 Sep 2009 09:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1101348

Re: China Military Watch

Why is HH Dalai Lama suddenly visiting Arunachal? Dalai Lama was earlier invited to inaugurate a hydro-electric project in Arunachal Pr by the CM, and bless the people too. His current itinerary on his webpage does not have a listing for mid-November when he was supposed to go to AP. We will have t...
by AmitR
09 Sep 2009 14:09
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 228413

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Maybe a team comprising all the dissenters and "experts" should be put together to conduct PoKIII. If no one else, at least a section of BRF will believe them. By any yardstick one test for a complicated technology like TN device is not sufficient. The writing is clear on the wall, we nee...
by AmitR
09 Sep 2009 14:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 674644

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

From Vishnu's post it is clear that there are many parts in the Gripen that are still under development and needs further testing. However, the specs are pretty impressive and looks like they have a very good package there. I am thinking why don't we just buy the Gripen IN and then co-develop it as ...
by AmitR
08 Sep 2009 16:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 674644

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

rkhanna wrote:RAFALE has won the Brazilian Tender for 36 planes..


Sarkozy attends a military parade in Brasilia and signed agreement with the Brazilian billionaire
by AmitR
08 Sep 2009 15:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5383
Views: 1231955

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

>>>In fact I am not quite sure what is the big deal with this "high-altitude" testing - why should the engine not work when the outside pressure is low? I had always wondered why this frequent shuttle between Russia and India by GTRE staff... . Actually this shuttle is a nice cloak to hid...
by AmitR
08 Sep 2009 11:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 674644

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I think the chances of winning F-16 MRCA are increasing, because. 1. I read somewhere where Lockheed Martin will move all of its F-16 assembly lines to India so that they can concentrate more on F-35. We have been assembling Jags, Migs and Sukhois for ages and still haven't developed or reverse eng...
by AmitR
08 Sep 2009 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5383
Views: 1231955

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

1. I wonder why we are wasting money on testing a 65kn afterburning thrust engine in Russia when the IAF specifically wants a 95kn afterburning thrust? It is not like the Russian tests are suddenly going to increase the thrust! Let's attribute this to some Chankian moves by the hanud scientists. Th...
by AmitR
08 Sep 2009 08:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 1046953

Re: Small Arms Thread

Rashtriya Rifles For Optical Sights On AK-47s Recent reports suggest -- and this is corroborated by the Army's own RFI from earlier this year -- that the INSAS rifle is creating a great deal of disenchantment in the infantry . The Army had therefore put out a global RFI earlier this year for a &quo...
by AmitR
06 Sep 2009 12:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 958501

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

OT maybe , I have a question. We are already suffering from pilot shortage in IAF. If we keep on adding more two seater MKIs where will the extra number of pilots come from. thats why IAF came up with WSO (Weapon System Officer ), IAF will recruit people for this post and will only handle counter m...
by AmitR
06 Sep 2009 11:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 958501

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Vivek K wrote:The MKIs safety record will help generate more enthusiasm amongst young Indians to join the IAF - a tremendous safety record, air dominance etc. So the pilot numbers should follow.

Somehow I do not share your enthusiasm in this matter. Hopefully, I will be proven wrong. :)
by AmitR
06 Sep 2009 10:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 958501

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Any idea of delivery schedule and where these will be manufactured? Now we're talking like the Chinese! approx 280 MKIs will be a force to reckon with. Rahul bhai please can u ask the paanwallahs to keep ordering 50 additional MKIs every year? OT maybe , I have a question. We are already suffering ...
by AmitR
04 Sep 2009 11:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 674644

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

avinash.rd wrote:Cant trust cunning Americans.


I am sure you will be up in arms if GW calls you a stupid paki.
by AmitR
04 Sep 2009 09:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 557412

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Bit Old now but still
BBC's coverage of t-90.
Listen to the leaders and generals speak.
by AmitR
03 Sep 2009 16:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1101348

Re: China Military Watch

1st Oct 09: The dragon will display its teeth On Tuesday, exactly one month before its National Day Parade on 1st October, an unnamed official from China’s missile establishment briefed a group of journalists to announce that the highly anticipated military parade will provide a first-ever view of ...
by AmitR
31 Aug 2009 09:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1042615

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

1965 Indo-Pak war - The guns of August
Some of the writing about the Indo-Pakistan war of September 1965 borders on mythology. It is no surprise that generations of Pakistanis continue to believe that India was the aggressor and that one Pakistani soldier was equal to 10 Indian soldiers.
by AmitR
30 Aug 2009 23:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 1010889

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Rahul M wrote:
just for the record, shakti has been developed sometime back and shakti equipped helos have been certified too.


Isn't Shakti also of largely French origin. Is there an source of info to tell what exactly HAL contributed for it.
by AmitR
30 Aug 2009 16:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009
Replies: 2842
Views: 285393

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009




Sad to see the Pakistani people dying empty stomach during such a holy time. Allah may grant them Jannat and 100 virgins.
by AmitR
29 Aug 2009 08:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 864716

Re: LCA news and discussion

Cool down Kartik jee. No need to feed the trolls Jamwal, you don't need to call me ji. I'm not senior yaar :) Anyway, I'm yet to see the 787 Dreamliner being called some ridiculous name because its been delayed on 6 different occasions..or the A-400M because its so severely delayed and over budget ...
by AmitR
28 Aug 2009 22:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 864716

Re: LCA news and discussion

another pointless one liner deleted.
by AmitR
28 Aug 2009 22:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 864716

Re: LCA news and discussion

edited. no pointless one liners please.
by AmitR
27 Aug 2009 09:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 208037

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

IBN as usual is twisting words to peddle their b$. Admiral Sureesh Mehta of all people will not say that India does not need ICBM. India does not need to target the entire world which is true, but by what convoluted logic does it mean that India will not field ICBM. And this specially when A5 has b...
by AmitR
26 Aug 2009 16:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

shynee wrote:Bylakuppe Tibetan Monastery

Image


This is awesome.
Can I use this image for my personal use?
by AmitR
24 Aug 2009 21:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 557412

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Drevin wrote:Looks like all the bhishma's in pic are meant for thar desert/rajasthan. desert camouflage. that pic is nice. so neatly arranged.


Behold the Indigenous T-90 err Bhishma tanks.
by AmitR
24 Aug 2009 18:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 984341

Re: Indian Army Discussion

ovein wrote:Indigenous T-90 tanks roll out
http://beta.thehindu.com/news/national/article8173.ece



From the picture i count at least 10 tanks. Cheers

Indigenous T-90 :rotfl: :rotfl: .
So what is Arjun, American?

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