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Discussion in 'The Officers Mess' started by Levina, May 30, 2017.

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  1. Blackjay

    Blackjay Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    One last question,if saffran is able to modify,test and certify Kaveri before next AeroIndia as they promised.Given Kaveri's thrust output where in your opinion will it be used namely mk1a ,mk2 ,nlca ,aura?OR do you think we will have to modify it further before any actual use?
     
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    MilSpec Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Hi Levina,


    I will keep my questions short, Please ask the following on my behalf.

    1> Why is Indian Army not moving to a 6.5 grendel or a 6.5SPC, and instead going back to mix of 5.56 Nato and 7.62x51 Nato.

    2> Why was the Bhim SPH and the Arjun Catapult Scuttled.

    3> Can Mr. Aroor please draw the attention to current state of Indian Arty, especially to the fact there are no functional SPH's in existence today in IA's inventory in one of his shows.

    4> Why did the IAF do a 360 degree flip on the HTT 40 after explicitly asking HAL not to develop it in the favor of the PC7

    5> What is the origin of the engine on the Nirbhay?

    6> Why has the Honeywell F125 engine refit for the Jaguar languishing for the last 5 years.

    7> Are we still producing the NTW20- Vidhwansak, or was it a limited series assembly job from Denel.

    8> Will the Recovery vehicle from Poland ever be probed, as it seems like there was some massive corruption in the deal

    9> Can you shed some light on the 155 mm upgrades on the m46 howitzers? It seemed like OFB and Soltam were at it, later there was some news of Kalyani being involved, and then there was some Punjj loyd - yugo system in the mix. in the middle there was news of Soltam's prototype barrel exploding from over pressure. What exactly is going on with the upgrade, who is the contractor for the upgrade, and is the upgrade the Israeli solution, or the serbian system?


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    Milspec.
     
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  3. ripudaman

    ripudaman IDF NewBie

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    My questions for Shiv Aroor:
    1. In your opinion, how much, if at all, is the Indian military complex infiltrated by external intelligence agencies (think pancha-netra)?
    2. Would you agree that it is the common ancient religio-cultural roots for majority of Indians that holds India together amidst high regional diversity? If yes, can post 1947 India (re)emerge as a (geo-political/military) superpower without being honest about this common glue, that has been attempted to be ignored and even washed away since about the early 20th century, efforts that some might say have only gathered strength post-47?
     
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  4. Levina

    Levina Colonel on stilettos Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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  5. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    1. Given the emerging nature of the threat profile nations, including India, face why exactly is the GoI/MoD still reluctant to sanction the tri-service Cyber, Special Ops and Space commands? Why does India have to constantly be playing catch up, most major nations have already established such commands.

    2. What are your feelings on the situation with the current MoD leadership- is Jaitley here to stay as DM or will a permenant DM be appointed at some point?

    3. In addition to the above, do you have any insight into whether the rumours are true that defence policy is being run primarily out of the NSA and PMO?

    4. There are plenty of fanboy delusions about India retaking PoK and settling the matter once and for all, what are your thoughts on the likelihood of this, is anyone in the senior leadership even interested in this?

    5. What are your thoughts on CPEC?
     
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  7. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Why should I buy a 90+ million USD dollar F16 or Gripen E over a 65 million USD Su30MKI or 99 million USD Rafale ?

    Why should not I choose David's Sling over S400?

    What is the current status of RISAT program ?
     
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    sunstersun Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Calling the Rafale 99 mil is pretty misleading. In reality it's 225mil a plane right now.
     
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    sunstersun Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    What do you think the IAF backup plan should be if the FGFA falls out?
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    By what measure? The unit price is aorund 80m euros, India is paying more per unit because of the customisations it has requested but with more units the marginal cost will drop massively.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    The only way you defeat Rafale in cost is comparing the whole package of Rafale divided by the number of Rafales , then compare it F16 or Gripen only with their build prices minus everything else.

    I am not into this $hit.

    I compare apples vs apples and Oranges vs oranges.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Give up plans for 5th gen fighter jet before 2030.
     
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    defc0n 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Hi, I have got the following questions to ask:

    1) According to you, how worried should Indian Airforce be with its current status in terms of the number of operative squadrons, keeping Pakistan and China in mind?
    2) What is your take on India's "No first use policy" when it comes to using Nukes? Is it really worth it to allow an adversary to take out a city of ours if it can be stopped with a pre-emptive strike?
    3) From a strategic aspect, what according to you will be the strongest deterrence against China from India's point of view (given they threaten India routinely)?
    4) Make in India - for our defence equipment. Is Indian industry ready for the challenge?
     
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    Grevion Professional Think Troll ELITE MEMBER

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    Hello Shiv,

    1. On 26 may this month Modi govt completed its three years in the center and though the policy reforms and modernization plans looked promising in the start the lack of consistency in the MOD and bureaucratic hurdles has certainly slowed down the progress. With many major acquisition programs still stuck in the negotiations what do you think the further course of actions should be for the govt considering they only got 2 years left and how much can be achieved now with MII for defense specially under the Strategic partnership clause So that they have something to show case in 2019 elections except the surgical strikes?
    2. The Home Minister Rajnath Singh recently issued a statement about finding a permanent solution to the Kashmir problem. How serious do you think this govt actually is about a permanent solution to Kashmir. Do they have the mettle to come out of their self created nationalist image and tell the Indian populace about the situation of Gilgit-Balitistan and the rest of POK and accepting the LOC as one of the possible solutions?
    3. Who do you think will win the popular India vs Pakistan clash in ICC Champions trophy on this 4th of June? :wink:
     
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  15. bharathp

    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    Is there a way to crowdsource at least one or two SME or MSME manufacturing units for our defense needs? what would be the best course of action (which particular product, whom to approach for certifications etc) for this initiative?.
    in more detail: the USA has DARPA and the likes to show case innovative ideas from even novice engineers, this throws open the doors of millions of dollars of investment/profit to anyone who has interest and inkling to solve defense related problems. How can I help in this process in India?
     
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