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  1. randomradio replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Can't say. The Russians will have to produce a lot of jets every year for that to happen.

    Aug 23, 2017 at 5:34 AM
  2. randomradio replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    This is a separate discussion we can have in the MRCBF thread.

    Aug 23, 2017 at 5:25 AM
  3. randomradio replied to the thread Midair Refuellers Tender - Airbus A330 MRTT Vs Boeing KC-46 Vs IL-78.

    AWACS have to stay AWACS and tankers have to stay tankers. You can't combine them, it's a huge waste of resources. You spent $500-600M...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 5:17 AM
  4. randomradio replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Yeah. We will end up buying 5 squadrons of Rafale at best and then buy 200+ Gripen instead. Well, whatever works for us. It will be very...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:00 AM
  5. randomradio replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Yeah. I made the mistake of clubbing the dollar figure with the euro figure for the base.

    Aug 23, 2017 at 3:56 AM
  6. randomradio liked Hellfire's post in the thread Midair Refuellers Tender - Airbus A330 MRTT Vs Boeing KC-46 Vs IL-78.

    The idea is being floated and seriously being considered .... a combined tasking of a single platform being the AWACS and the aft...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:07 AM
  7. randomradio liked Hellfire's post in the thread All Xi’s men: China’s armies get new commanders.

    Actually you should start, a lot of members can chip in. The whole re-organisation of the PLA has been a 'civilised' purge in a...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:05 AM
  8. randomradio replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    I have considered the cost as 200M per jet. This will include cost of spares and support and performance based logistics (PBL). 18*200M...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:00 AM
  9. randomradio liked BON PLAN's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    IAF to Get Another 36 Rafale Combat Aircraft http://www.indiastrategic.in/2017/08/21/iaf-to-get-another-36-rafale-combat-aircraft/...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 1:42 AM
  10. randomradio liked CNL-PN-AA's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    My dear and beloved Randomradio, I am not sure to be a good example in this case ... Of course, I know for a fact that the MiG-29 is...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 1:37 AM
  11. randomradio replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    I hope you didn't take it personally, because that was not my intention. I wasn't referring to you personally, but your rank itself....

    Aug 23, 2017 at 1:37 AM
  12. randomradio replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    18. That's 250M aircraft each for a total price of 4.5B. Yeah. 18 jets + 1 base is easily 4.5B.

    Aug 23, 2017 at 1:11 AM
  13. randomradio liked kaku's post in the thread All Xi’s men: China’s armies get new commanders.

    Interesting.... More interesting thing is, that this written by a newspaper funded by Ministry of State Security.

    Aug 23, 2017 at 1:09 AM
  14. randomradio liked Agent_47's post in the thread All Xi’s men: China’s armies get new commanders.

    China recently confirmed 26 new commanders in the People’s Liberation Army’s 13 group armies that saw not a single leader staying with...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 1:08 AM
  15. randomradio replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    If that's the cost, then it could only be the options being exercised.

    Aug 22, 2017 at 2:57 PM
  16. randomradio replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    I don't doubt the design capability of Dassault or making the foldable wings, but the process for IN and IAF aircraft are separate. IN...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 2:53 PM
  17. randomradio liked vstol jockey's post in the thread Supreme Court Bars Triple Talaq, Asks Parliament To Make A Law.

    He is still in shock of the bail granted to Col Purohit. This verdict might force him to commit suicide now.

    Aug 22, 2017 at 2:32 PM
  18. randomradio liked Hellfire's post in the thread Supreme Court Bars Triple Talaq, Asks Parliament To Make A Law.

    No. It was a tactical positioning. There was unanimity between the members. Only difference remained in approach.

    Aug 22, 2017 at 2:31 PM
  19. randomradio liked vstol jockey's post in the thread Supreme Court Bars Triple Talaq, Asks Parliament To Make A Law.

    TT has been stuck down today. It has been held unconstitutional by a majority verdict. The muslim judge was expected to deliver what he...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 2:31 PM
  20. randomradio liked Kalmuahlaunda's post in the thread Supreme Court Bars Triple Talaq, Asks Parliament To Make A Law.

    3-2 verdict makes TT unconstitutional, there's no doubt about this. 2nd as to why 3-2 and not 5-0, well 2 things : 1. CJI and Nazeer...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 2:30 PM
  21. randomradio liked Levina's post in the thread Supreme Court Bars Triple Talaq, Asks Parliament To Make A Law.

    Judge Khehar and Nazeer asked govt to make a law on this. While the other 3 Nariman,Kurian and Lalit called it unconstitutional.

    Aug 22, 2017 at 2:29 PM
  22. randomradio liked Scotlander's post in the thread Supreme Court Bars Triple Talaq, Asks Parliament To Make A Law.

    From Shah bano to Shayaro Bano, it took a communal govt to finally take a firm stand on Muslim women rights. :)...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 2:29 PM
  23. randomradio liked Levina's post in the thread Supreme Court Bars Triple Talaq, Asks Parliament To Make A Law.

    Supreme Court Bars Triple Talaq, Asks Parliament To Make A Law Triple Talaq Case Verdict: A constitution bench of five Supreme Court...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 2:27 PM
  24. randomradio replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    You mean navy deal + air force deal? It won't happen like that. Dassault is yet to prove that the Rafale can be operated on Vikky...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM
  25. randomradio replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Could be 44-54 jets.

    Aug 22, 2017 at 12:20 PM
  26. randomradio replied to the thread Indian Navy Pictures and Videos.

    @Hellfire The ones you posted are all yours? If they are, then watermark them.

    Aug 22, 2017 at 9:53 AM
  27. randomradio liked Hellfire's post in the thread Indian Navy Pictures and Videos.

    [ATTACH] Hatchway of Conning Tower of a Kilo undergoing refit.

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  28. randomradio liked Hellfire's post in the thread Indian Navy Pictures and Videos.

    [ATTACH] INS Saryu an OPV, abreast.

    Capture.PNG Aug 22, 2017 at 9:53 AM
  29. randomradio liked Hellfire's post in the thread Indian Navy Pictures and Videos.

    [ATTACH] L 24 INS Airavat a Shardul class LST.

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  30. randomradio liked Hellfire's post in the thread Indian Navy Pictures and Videos.

    [ATTACH] A Kora class Corvette off the coast of Vizag

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  31. randomradio liked Hellfire's post in the thread Indian Navy Pictures and Videos.

    [ATTACH] A Shardul class LST with embarked troops somewhere in the Bay of Bengal

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  32. randomradio liked Gessler's post in the thread Indian Navy Pictures and Videos.

    Talwar (Krivak-III)-class frigates [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG]

    Aug 22, 2017 at 9:48 AM
  33. randomradio liked Gessler's post in the thread Indian Navy Pictures and Videos.

    Project-17 Shivalik-class frigates [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG]

    Aug 22, 2017 at 9:48 AM
  34. randomradio liked Gessler's post in the thread Indian Navy Pictures and Videos.

    Deepak-class fleet replenishment vessels [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG]

    Aug 22, 2017 at 9:47 AM
  35. randomradio liked Gessler's post in the thread Indian Navy Pictures and Videos.

    Rajput (Kashin-II)-class destroyers [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG]

    Aug 22, 2017 at 9:46 AM
  36. randomradio liked Gessler's post in the thread Indian Navy Pictures and Videos.

    Found some good pics again...Project-25A Kora-class guided missile corvettes [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] @randomradio @Abingdonboy...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 9:44 AM
  37. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Our Air Marshals have repeatedly said they want MMRCA, not LCA. LCA with AESA doesn't make it MMRCA. It's possible that the LCA with a...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 5:36 AM
  38. randomradio replied to the thread T-90 Bhishma / T-72 Ajeya of Indian Army : News and Discussions.

    Like all these pictures were taken off Facebook.

    Aug 22, 2017 at 5:33 AM
  39. randomradio replied to the thread Which fighter would be better for IAF?.

    Rafales alone can't replace all our jets, especially achieving sanctioned squadron strength. We need 350 new jets on contract over the...

    Aug 21, 2017 at 11:59 PM
  40. randomradio replied to the thread Which fighter would be better for IAF?.

    Yup. We are actually planning on replacing our Mig-29s with FGFA. There is no reason to go for the Mig-35 when we are getting superior...

    Aug 21, 2017 at 11:19 PM
  41. randomradio replied to the thread Which fighter would be better for IAF?.

    You mean to say we are getting engine technology including IPR and that has limited to no use for the aviation industry? Really? Only...

    Aug 21, 2017 at 10:40 PM
  42. randomradio replied to the thread AMCA: Updates and Discussions.

    The engine is the same only for the TDs. The jet will have new engines.

    Aug 21, 2017 at 12:54 PM
  43. randomradio replied to the thread AMCA: Updates and Discussions.

    F-15C is a lot closer. Empty weight = 13T Fuel load = 6.1T Total thrust = 210KN AMCA Empty weight = 12T Fuel load = 6.5T Total thrust =...

    Aug 21, 2017 at 12:17 PM
  44. randomradio liked Agent_47's post in the thread Aadhaar,UIDAI,UPI,IndiaStack - News and Discussions.

    India must embrace Data Democracy In May of 2017, the cover of the Economist proclaimed that Data is “The world’s most valuable...

    india-must-embrace-data-democracy-nandan-nilekani-2017-36-638.jpg india-must-embrace-data-democracy-nandan-nilekani-2017-37-638.jpg Aug 21, 2017 at 12:01 PM
  45. randomradio replied to the thread India Plans to Buy this US Air Defence System to Protect New Delhi Soon.

    That's how Russian deals are. Every time a certain stage in the contract is over, there will be an article talking about it. We have an...

    Aug 21, 2017 at 8:44 AM
  46. randomradio replied to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    They have redacted all the details for Israel. Then we know the 12 aircraft are for Denmark followed by 6 each for S Korea and Japan.

    Aug 21, 2017 at 6:01 AM
  47. randomradio liked sunstersun's post in the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    Information on blocks 12-14 https://www.fbo.gov/utils/view?id=1db00afd1e5f1cd92247afc8013214d1

    Aug 21, 2017 at 5:52 AM
  48. randomradio replied to the thread Which fighter would be better for IAF?.

    My choice is Rafale. The biggest reason is the other two options are paper aircraft while Rafale is production ready today. This is...

    Aug 21, 2017 at 5:12 AM
  49. randomradio replied to the thread Which fighter would be better for IAF?.

    Actually, this is important for India. It's just that we are terrible right now, so whatever we do will seem like we like depending on...

    Aug 21, 2017 at 5:01 AM
  50. randomradio replied to the thread Which fighter would be better for IAF?.

    Not "India" but "IAF". The IN is open to buy Russian aircraft because they don't have proper choices right now.

    Aug 21, 2017 at 4:49 AM