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

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  1. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Hello Shiv,

    1.My question is, Could you tell or guess who was involved in the mysterious deaths of Indian Nuclear Scientists in past 10 years,it reached a peak in 2010 i think,where every month you would find a Scientist drowned or dead near railway tracks, reeks of the Cryo-Engine sabotage,Dr.Nambi Narayanan talked about. Were there any rumors (off record) as to how this happened,who was behind it? or was it simply mere coincidence so many Scientists died in such short span?

    2.When small Balkan nations like Bulgaria,Romania could build their own APC's and Kalashnikovs,why is India simply not copying those designs or offer the ex-soviet scientists with a good pay package and make them in India. Even till now we are not able to copy and mass produce our own artillery like Bofors forget bofors,we are not able to produce a all weather Assault rifle,Insas was the last,it had problems.China on the other hand went from copying blueprints,weapon systems to now innovating new weapon systems which are state of the art.Why is India reluctant to copy or reverse engineer systems,is it the fear of Western nations not dealing with India again in future or not offering technology, or is it due to the kickbacks involved some middlemen want to always buy a weapon system off the shelf and want India to be a perpetual spare parts importer from West? instead of trying to reverse engineer and build it ourselves.

    3.There is a lot of yes and no's against Arjun tank,LCA Tejas, ultimatelyArmy rejected Arjun tank, .Same with Tejas,why the constant need for up gradation demand from Air force,why not take a batch of tejas as it is,you cant ask Tejas to be a F-35 simply because you wanted the best,(We started small with ISRO to reach the present stage,same should be the case of our Military Industrial complex,if we have one?).
    Once the assembly line gets rolling,there can be many modifications and newer versions created.Does India always want to keep buying from other countries,while rejecting its own homegrown products,if that was the case,then why fund such projects and waste time and money,just to fool public?

    4.DEW's(Directed Energy Weapons) we had some old news regarding this topic,What is the latest update of DEW and its research ?
     
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  2. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    1. Will the government keep their blanket ban of all Leonardo subsidiaries, or can there be exceptions?

    2. There were reports about problems between former DM Parrikar and the forces, or even with the PM. Can you shed some light on that?

    3. The government failed on deepening ties with our neighbours, while China is increasing it's footprint around India as you reported. What rating between 1 and 6 (1 very good, 6 very bad), would you give to the foreign policy of the government, in this security related point of view and why?

    4. What's the status of the Brahmos Mini development?

    5. Would you consider a live or recorded debate on Indian defence matters with some of your fellow defence journalists (Vishnu Som, Nitin Gokhale, Anantha Krishnan...) from time to time?
    It might be interesting to the public to hear professionals (with insights) debate on matters, just as us forumers do.
     
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  3. Indian Jatt

    Indian Jatt Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Why cant India fast track weapons procurement and issues related to military?
    How will India achieve a credible nuclear deterrence, like Russia or USA?
     
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  4. AKD

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    Hello shiv,

    1. What is the status of Helina.when it will be operational in Indian helicopters.

    2.what is the status of DRDO ARM(Anti Radiation Missile). When it is supposed to be inducted.

    3.why the Indian Army and Airforce are reluctant to buy indigenous arms.can Govt of India change this policy?

    4. What is the status of DRDO AWACS.Do you thinnk CABS have the capability to build a radar as powerful as Phalcon AWACS.what setback we suffered from the Avro crash?

    5.What is the status of AURA ucav??
    Why does ADA change the specifications of Rustom II (Tapas 201) from UCAV to MALE Uav.Any why the UAV development of DRDO is too slow any why we are not able to integrate weapons on it.do you think ADA is unable to manufacture UAV's and what role private companies can play on UAV and UCAV development?

    Regards,
    AKD
     
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  5. The BrOkEn HeArT

    The BrOkEn HeArT 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Here's the most puzzled question. This is a political question but still want to know Mr. Shiv views on this.

    What is the permanent solution of Kashmir??

    Note:- I'm hoping a straight answer , not diplomatic one.

    My second question is " why can't India make 5 gen fighter aircraft at home without help of any other country ?? We lacks of resources or we lacks of tech. or talent?''
     
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  6. Picdelamirand-oil

    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    You underestimate the difficulty.
    Rafale programme cost is € 46 Billion, and development alone is € 20 billions, F-35 development alone is $ 55 Billions, and when the Russian asks you to share the development of FGFA and ask $ 7 Billions for that, you think that it is too costly! You need tech, talent and resources and time, but you underestimate resource and time needed and then you have to start again and again.
     
  7. The BrOkEn HeArT

    The BrOkEn HeArT 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Sir, we can't make excuse of lack of fund when a country like India has big ambition to become a big power in near future. Whatever we will have to arrange the fund somehow.
     
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    Bregs Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    you are spot on, no one is bothering to see efforts and time russians put into in developing and remaining issues will be sorted out as is done by other manufacturers

    There is whole line of people junking Russian stuff despite knowing the fact that no other country will share such sensitive technology without charging hefty amount of money.
     
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    Sathya Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    hi Shiv,

    1 . What will be the maximum benefit we ll get by going to single engine medium aircraft after paying everything to Rafale ?
    (modifications, maintenance hub , spare stores etc).. by choosing another aircraft wont the logistics negates the price difference?

    2. what do think about Light stealth aircraft (LSA) ? and its chances for successful induction in Indian forces ?

    3. do you believe IAF will buy second hand jets in immediate future? ( like mig 29, mirage 2005 & jaguar )
     
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  10. zebra7

    zebra7 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    My question list are as follows :-

    1. Can you publish the LSA article in your website with @vstol jockey interview and promote it ?

    2. What is the status of the current Kaveri Engine ?

    3. How can you design a product without the requirement? e.g How can you work on the design on the IAC-2 when you don't have the plane specification, which will be operated OR how can you design the AMCA without the ASQR of the IAF or the IN. And have you asked this questions from the officials.

    4. Why IAF have the 3 stage course from Basic, intermediate and Advance trainer course.

    5. Why didn't IAF configure the IJT Hawk or ordered LCA MK-1 as a LIFT, and continued using the SU-30MKI for the training purpose, thus lowering its Technical Life.

    6. Why don't we have a unified testing and qualifying procedure, so that each arm of the indian forces need not do the evaluation seperately.

    7. What is the number of GE F404 IN20 engine in India ? And did the HAL ordered more engine from GE for the rest 83 MK-1A and 20 MK-1 FOC LCA.

    8. Why is IA shifting toward 7.2 x 51 ?

    9. What is your view in the Paid articles published to promote some specific OEM such as SAAB or LM.

    10. Why does the generalist with zero knowledge of the Defense matters who hadn't even visited and seen any military equipment tries to write military articles with Funny headings and aired program such as Zee TV type and why do the news agencies or news channel allows that. Is their any scarcity of the experts in India and can't they hire someone who have such expertise. How come they don't understand that there is difference between the Sensational reporting than the Funny reporting.

    11. From where did the IAF came up with the idea and then demands that should be incorporated in LCA Tejas such as 14 minute turn out time, Frameless canopy, hot refuelling, internal DRFM, Operating Cost etc -- Is it from the brouchers of the other's OEM or they do some research on such technologies, and do they believe such claims could be fulfilled in the Indian conditions and could be available in one platform.

    12. Why so much delay in the P&W engine for the Darin-3, and why only 60 Jaguar will go for the Darin-3 upgrade.

    13. Why there is no unified command structure, no unified communication system among all branches of armed force.

    14. Why didn't IAF is giving its hello's to the Armed force Aviation wings, and why LCH have been configured for the IAF specific only.

    15. Which tank is going for the Tank Biathlon Arjun or T-90 ?

    16. Your Choise Saab Gripen E or F-16 block 70 ?
     
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  11. NKVD

    NKVD Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    My Questions

    1. Update On Single Integrated Strategic command Similar to USSOCOM For indian Special forces
    2. Integrated Theater commands For Indian armed Forces
    3. Creation of Centralized GHQ For Indian DOD establishment Similar to Pentagon
     
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  12. nair

    nair Guest

    Friends we will be closing this soon.... Request all to ask if any
     
  13. Agent_47

    Agent_47 Admin - Blog IDF NewBie

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    • Why should i buy your book? ( Yes, i love military stuff, but at the same time i have little stomach for inaccuracies which are evident in fiction)
    • How would you compare 2 1/2 year of manohar parikar and 10 year of Antony ?
    • If you were defense minister what major changes will you bring to the ministry?
     
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  14. Levina

    Levina Guest

    Alright everyone. The thread is now closed.
    Meet you at 12pm tomorrow.
     
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  15. nair

    nair Guest

    If anyone has any questions can be asked tomorrow during the live chat
     
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