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by Vipul
24 Mar 2016 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 849
Views: 172225

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

How well do you know India's paramilitary forces and their roles? It was only in November 2015, that the Home Ministry gave approval to give the status of martyr to personnel from the paramilitary forces who die in the line of duty. Even the 7th Central Pay Commission batted for granting martyr sta...
by Vipul
24 Mar 2016 17:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 182718

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

All countries trying to sell to India now know that even at the risk of having a severely depleted air force India will not agree to any conditional offer and the question of agreeing to end user verification does not arise. Since PAF operates F-16 and IAF prefers a twin engined aircraft a F414 engi...
by Vipul
24 Mar 2016 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Defexpo 2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4454

Re: Defexpo 2016

Over 1,000 companies to participate in Defence Expo. The Land, Naval & Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition, which starts on March 28, will for the first time feature live demonstrations of armoured carriers, military vehicles and artillery guns, with Tata Group companies and Bharat Fo...
by Vipul
24 Mar 2016 02:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Central Asia - News & Discussions
Replies: 76
Views: 3175

Re: Central Asia - News & Discussions

Ashgabat Agreement gets Cabinet nod. The Cabinet on Wednesday has approved a proposal to accede to the Ashgabat Agreement, a move that will further strengthen trade ties between India and the Eurasian region.The decision paves the way for an international transport and transit corridor facilitating...
by Vipul
23 Mar 2016 19:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 182718

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Or Mikoyan Gurevich :mrgreen:
by Vipul
23 Mar 2016 19:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4288
Views: 172712

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

India, France sign MoU for construction of six nuclear reactors at Jaitapur. India and France have signed an MoU for the construction of six nuclear reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra, two months after the two countries decided to conclude the techno-commercial negotiations for the project by the ...
by Vipul
23 Mar 2016 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 102575

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

Resolution introduced to bring India on par with NATO allies. A Congressional resolution aiming to bring India on par with America's NATO allies in terms of trade and technology transfer besides elevating its status in export of defense articles from the US has been introduced ahead of Defense Secr...
by Vipul
23 Mar 2016 16:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 102575

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

If Trump wins and reaches out to Putin (who may reciprocate per their initial comments) it will be very interesting. The geo-political calculus will be turned on its head. Trump will be the best bet for India. He has business dealings in India with aggressive plans to launch luxury housing projects ...
by Vipul
23 Mar 2016 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 102575

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

I am no way supporting buying any less capable 4th gen aircraft except if we get them at special prices. LCA/AMCA will come in good time but we need extra jets soon to make up for the alarming drop in numbers.
by Vipul
22 Mar 2016 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2772
Views: 396261

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Defence Ministry to prioritise submarines, ammunition, aircraft under strategic partner model. The Defence Ministry will prioritise high value contracts - ammunition for the Army, submarines for the Navy and aircraft for the air force - under the strategic partnership model that will select private...
by Vipul
22 Mar 2016 15:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 102575

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

All this heartburn because India is considering the 4th generation F 16 and F 18 from the US. If GOI now buys Mig 35, this angst will be gone right?
by Vipul
22 Mar 2016 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2772
Views: 396261

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Defence Ministry to fast-track arms acquisition. The Ministry of Defence is looking at implementing a fast-track mechanism even during peacetime for acquiring defence equipment if a certain armament is facing depletion. This provision has been introduced in the revised Defence Procurement Procedure...
by Vipul
21 Mar 2016 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307766

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

DRDO scientists build sensor to detect radiation levels. Scientists at the Defence Research and Development Organisation's Jodhpur laboratory have developed a sensor that can detect radiation levels in case of any nuclear accident. 'Derald Nuclear', the sensor, which can be fitted on a drone, can d...
by Vipul
21 Mar 2016 16:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 271450

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Indian Navy bids farewell to spectacular Sea Harrier jump jets after 33 years. They were always a sight to behold, a force to reckon with. Fighters landing vertically, akin to helicopters, with ear-splitting roars on a moving airfield despite being fixed-wing. It left even the usually phlegmatic Ma...
by Vipul
21 Mar 2016 06:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 489963

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

India's per capita income to cross Rs 1 lakh in FY17. Rs 1 lakh — that benchmark will be achieved in the next financial year when per-capita income crosses the six-figure mark for the first time. To be sure, it's the equivalent of just $1,500 but all the same a number that has some significance in ...
by Vipul
16 Mar 2016 19:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 182718

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

F-18's with AESA and if we get deep TOT on engines or MIG-35's (repackaged MIG-29's) if we get smokeless engines and if price is not more then $40 Mil a pop.
by Vipul
16 Mar 2016 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 81953

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

^^^^ I think ISI has sacrificed some disposable trash by giving the info of these people entering India. They are definitely not from their favorite groups for targetting India - LET and JEM. Had they played a double game by leaking info about their entry to India, these groups would not have taken ...
by Vipul
16 Mar 2016 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307766

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Babudom wants chai-biskoot sessions to discuss the likely monopolization of defence sector production by private sector entities. The report by a key panel to select private sector players that will be accorded special 'strategic partner' status for major military manufacturing projects has met res...
by Vipul
16 Mar 2016 16:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 569452

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

If India has such a meek and apologizing attitude while testing a 5000 KM range missile which does not directly affect the US, what will be the state of affairs when it finally decides to test a 12,000 KM missile which will be of true concern to Uncle Sam? I guess India will get the permission to go...
by Vipul
16 Mar 2016 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3491
Views: 351671

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Army invites Indian, global players for mobility and weapons upgrade of 1500 armoured vehicles. The Indian army has invited Indian and global players for two major projects to improve the mobility and weapons package of 1500 of its BMP 2 armoured vehicles, reversing an earlier decision to nominate ...
by Vipul
16 Mar 2016 15:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 569452

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

2 More tests were to be completed within one year of the last test ie by January 2016 for induction by end of this year. Waiting onlee for the 40 inch chest to be pumped to 56 inches!!!!
by Vipul
15 Mar 2016 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307766

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Airbus plans global hub in India for Panther copters. Europe’s Airbus Group which is competing for aircraft orders from India’s navy and air force Monday said it will build local assembly lines if these projects come through. The final assembly lines to make Panther helicopters for the Navy and C29...
by Vipul
15 Mar 2016 16:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1978
Views: 141527

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

It is good they will dump their dumb pacifist policy which has only emboldened China. About time they rise from their self-righteous (and foolish) stupor.
by Vipul
14 Mar 2016 22:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 182718

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Law Ministry redflags liability issues in Rafale deal. The multi-billion dollar deal for purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France has run into legal issues. Despite claims to the contrary by government functionaries, including Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, even the preliminary agreement ...
by Vipul
14 Mar 2016 17:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 489963

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

It would be best if the LED bulbs are sold through the PDS outlets. The owners would be happy to sell these if they get a couple of bucks as commission.
by Vipul
14 Mar 2016 17:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2209
Views: 379383

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Defence Ministry all set to equip all infantry units with UAV squad. The defence ministry is set to clear an army proposal to equip all infantry and mechanised battalions with a new squad of mini-unmanned aerial vehicles for deeper insights into the battlefield. While the UAVs will have a limited r...
by Vipul
10 Mar 2016 23:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 176040

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

India to launch 25 foreign satellites from 7 countries this year. India will launch 25 foreign satellites belonging to seven countries, with the USA topping the list in 2016 17, Rajya Sabha was informed today. In written response to a question, Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s ...
by Vipul
10 Mar 2016 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307766

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

DIPP grants 12 industrial licences to Reliance Defence. In a boost to Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, DIPP has approved 12 industrial licences to Reliance Defence, an arm of Reliance Infrastructure, for manufacturing of a wide range of defence equipment. The licence approval by the Department of In...
by Vipul
10 Mar 2016 18:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 81953

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Shitistanis are getting desperate to curry favor with Saudis in light of the upcoming visit of Narendra Modi to Saudi Arabia in April. Like he got during the UAE visit, it will be fun watching the Puki talk show hosts and their 'anal'-ysts show their frustration and butt-burn at the grand welcome Mo...
by Vipul
09 Mar 2016 18:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3029
Views: 336407

Re: Indus Water Treaty

India should undo the damage of the congi act of allocating 80% of waters to Pakistan. Nowhere in the world is there a precedent of an upper riparian giving so much water to a lower riparian country when the needs of its own population is 6 times more. The legacy of Nehru living in a fools paradise ...
by Vipul
09 Mar 2016 16:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4002
Views: 313596

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^^ With the appeasing and contrarian view spouting useful idiots growing in number each day, the competition to get noticed for enjoying the perks of being a member of the 'intellectual and chai-biskoot circuit in foreign shores" is very intense. So these turds are desperate and make more and...
by Vipul
09 Mar 2016 16:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 81953

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

^^^ Con Party trying to distance itself from revealing damages about Mullah Iyer as they know this guy has been hopelessly turned over by the Pakis.
by Vipul
07 Mar 2016 19:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 176040

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

India to launch sixth navigation satellite on Thursday. India is slated to put into orbit its sixth navigation satellite on Thursday evening, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced here on Monday. The 1,425-kg IRNSS-1F - Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1F - would hurtle...
by Vipul
07 Mar 2016 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 81953

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Britain’s first Pakistani-born, Muslim Lord mayor arrested. Britain’s first female Muslim Lord Mayor has been arrested in connection with allegations of perverting the course of justice and misconduct in a public office. Naveeda Ikram, a 42-year-old Pakistani born, assumed her role in 2011 but was ...
by Vipul
07 Mar 2016 17:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 569452

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Waiting for news on the Agni V test.
by Vipul
05 Mar 2016 03:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 176040

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Budget 2016 gives Major boost to Department of Space. In a boost to the Department of Space (DoS), the Union budget 2016-17 allocated Rs 7509 crore to the department, an increase of around Rs 550 crore as compared to the last budget. Of the Rs 7509 crore budget allocation, Rs 1509 crore has been ea...

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