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Discussion in 'Defence Analysis' started by Sancho, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    You are clearly too far ahead of us normal armchair generals. :smile:
     
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  2. Sathya

    Sathya Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    You are equal to him, except a different approach .
     
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  3. MilSpec

    MilSpec Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Hah, Says a man who created this.

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  4. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Lol dreams of an amateur (can't belive you still remembered that), but the dream has some improvements today. :mrgreen:

    I still think thought that HAL should provide a counter design to ADA's offer as I told you back then. There is nothing wrong in having 2 competing TDs and select the better one at the end.
     
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    Sathya Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I think there should also be a general thread to give ideas for improving our country.

    And ideas can be tried to get it implemented with whatever clout this forum has.
     
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  6. kurup

    kurup 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    My suggestion .... setup a common procurement board for Military , Paramilitary and if possible state police forces .

    Bring in commonality so that the different wings does not uses different products for the same role.
     
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  7. Golden_Rule

    Golden_Rule Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    There is one suggestion I made couple of days back on another thread, and that is to have a missile like Nirbhay loaded with multiple torpedoes like an MIRV to take out multiple enemy submarines and warships with a single strike
     
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    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    This forum is full of armchair generals who have nothing to do in life except criticise IAF and lick the feet of HAL.

    People here have said

    Disband IAF and Give control of South airspace to IN and north airspace to IA.
    IA will induct regiments of Tejas.
     
  9. Golden_Rule

    Golden_Rule Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Another is an approach to development, it has to be evolutionary, no one has developed a current war machine or ammunition with the detailed feature as it exists. The architecture and scope definition of a product can be defined, but he detailed specifics evolve with versions and technology development. This is the approach the customers (IA, IAF, IN) should adopt as well as the developer (DRDO).

    Bureaucrats should be eliminated and replaced by Technocrats.

    Talent should be encouraged, acknowledged, promoted and rewarded. The mentality of assigning authority out of sheer seniority should be done away with. It can never deliver excellence. Pure merit will deliver desired results.

    Finally, HR should be impactful as well as the benefits added to the pay packet should match the marketplace.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    The problem with that is, that the internal space in a torpedo is limited, so if you want to use submunition, they would get very small and probably not lethal enough to take out warships.
     
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    An Indian 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    One area of improvement. Various papers have been written by Officers while they did their CDS, Staff college. These papers are the result of the real experience of officers.

    The Def. Min & Chiefs should constitute a team to analyze these papers, take the ones that will have the greatest value/impact and implement the suggestions of the papers.
     
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    Austerlitz Extraordinary Historian THINKER

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    One thing we need above all for the china frontier along with the infrastructure and anew artillery are tactical ballistic missiles to target hardened chinese infrastructure at deep ranges.Their 2nd artillery corps has a unilateral advantage here that needs to be neutralised.I hope the pralay missile will be actually made operational for this purpose.

    2nd thing we need are hardened aircraft shelters capable of taking ballistic missile strikes in NE.I hope the new tender for 108 hardened shelters capable of taking 2000lb bombs by IAF reflects this.We will have aerial qualitative advantage in china border due to their aircraft being mostly handicapped if our airbases can survive the likely missile attacks by chinese srbms.

    Finally,i would like to know from any army experts here why the hell are upgraded t-72s in ladakh?These are NOT a match for the best PLA tanks.Admittedly tanks cant be used in most of the LAC,but in the small areas they can like ladakh and some regions of sikkim we need to put our best armour.That means T-90s.I also don't understand why the new 464 -90MS need to go to pakistan frontier?PA has no capability to launch armour attacks into india like in 1965.Our armour in the pak frontier is sufficient already.PA armour columns have minimal air defence capability and PAF doesn't have the capability anymore to challenge IAF over indian skies.Jf-17 is defence aircraft only and f-16s will be hard pressed to ensure PAF survival over its own skies.Any deep probes into idnian territory,even if they got past our armour would be slaughtered by IAF .If we did what we did at longewala in 71,what do you think will happen when cbu-105s rain on the armoured columns from mirages/jaguars and apaches get into them?This is a overkill move by IA that has ignored aerial capability and even the ability of smerch batteries with top attack submunitions to smash mechanized battalions like the russians have done in ukraine.

    Finally we need serious battlefield EW capability,if ukraine is any example - massive use of drones as guidance for MBRLs and sabotage attacks against enemy ammo dumps and massed jamming to break up the enemy command and control are the new norm.Just posting some videos from american defence analysts on the ground in ukraine on new russian tactics .Very detailed and superb stuff.We need to keep abreast of latest developments.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14LMmBsDw-g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WA1rP5WGfY
     
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  13. Golden_Rule

    Golden_Rule Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I read today's post written by Arun Jaitley http://indiandefence.com/threads/defence-production-marching-towards-self-reliance.63153/

    DRDO's primary focus should be to build futuristic state of the art defense equipment and ammunition. Besides the research and development component, the prototypes they build should have serviceability and lean and modern assembly lines manufacturing techniques to build them in numbers and of quality. This is what ISRO has achieved so successfully with continuous improvement and development.

    Most important is to have a motivated team. Despite these being government organizations, recognition of brilliant performers has to be done in the form of monetary rewards as well as promotions in rank and income. Ideas leading to successful implementation of futuristic solutions with maximum indigenous content should be the criteria for recognition. A high security internal portal should be created to capture such ideas and their evaluations, which should be anonymously be presented for peer review by those from aligned technology fields within DRDO, and not just by within the department. Spot ratings should be captured from reviewers so as to avoid any political influence later on. An under-rating or an over-rating will reflect poorly on the reviewer and damage his/her future chance of being a reviewer again. Detailed review should be held. This will lead to honest identification of performers eliminating any prejudice or malice.

    Once DRDO implement and masters this philosophy, various needs of Indian forces can be built in the appropriately identified manufacturing facilities at the Ordinance Boards as well as DPSUs and external private Indian entities.
     
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