Page 1 of 10 12345678910 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 141

Thread: Indian Defence News & Discussions

  1. #1
    Senior Contributor Oracle's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Jul 13
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,064

    Indian Defence News & Discussions

    First secure link between India, US navies set up

    Good.

    Guided missile destroyer Imphal under Project 15B launched

    How come India is facing challenges in building its indigenous AC, but can build destroyers, frigates etc on its own. Russian help?

    The IN though, is the only defense arm that is much ahead than the IA or the IAF.
    Politicians are elected to serve...far too many don't see it that way - Albany Rifles!

    Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it - Mark Twain!

  2. #2
    Senior Contributor Oracle's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Jul 13
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,064
    Navy working on mega plan to bolster operational capabilities

    Under the plan, the Navy aims to have 200 ships, 500 aircraft and 24 attack submarines, they said.
    Politicians are elected to serve...far too many don't see it that way - Albany Rifles!

    Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it - Mark Twain!

  3. #3
    Senior Contributor Oracle's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Jul 13
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,064
    Future Ready Combat Vehicle: South Korean ready to build FRCV armoured vehicle under Make in India

    So FRCV & FICV are not same. One is a tank, the other is a infantry combat vehicle.
    Politicians are elected to serve...far too many don't see it that way - Albany Rifles!

    Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it - Mark Twain!

  4. #4
    Resident Curmudgeon Military Professional Gun Grape's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Mar 05
    Location
    Panama City Fl
    Posts
    8,989
    Fire on board INS Vikramaditya kills Indian Naval officer

    https://www.firstpost.com/india/fire...r-6523951.html
    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

  5. #5
    Turbanator Senior Contributor Double Edge's Avatar
    Join Date
    11 Sep 10
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    8,998
    ^it is not easy to create a blue water navy : (

  6. #6
    Senior Contributor Oracle's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Jul 13
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,064
    Mysterious footprints of mythical beast Yeti sighted, claims Indian Army

    Time to go on an expedition, capture one and keep it as a pet.
    Politicians are elected to serve...far too many don't see it that way - Albany Rifles!

    Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it - Mark Twain!

  7. #7
    Senior Contributor Oracle's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Jul 13
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,064
    INS VELA submarine to be launched for trials on Monday

    4th of the total of 6 Scorpene submarines on order for the IN.
    Politicians are elected to serve...far too many don't see it that way - Albany Rifles!

    Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it - Mark Twain!

  8. #8
    Senior Contributor Oracle's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Jul 13
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,064
    India, UK in talks to build copycat Naval supercarrier: Report

    India needs everything it can get its hands on. That is not a super carrier though.
    Politicians are elected to serve...far too many don't see it that way - Albany Rifles!

    Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it - Mark Twain!

  9. #9
    Turbanator Senior Contributor Double Edge's Avatar
    Join Date
    11 Sep 10
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    8,998
    We've been doing ASW since the 70's with seaking helicopters. We got into it after '65 when the Paks wanted subs.

    Seakings worked well until operation Shakti and then as a result of sanctions couldn't get spare parts and the whole fleet got grounded. Only a few could be used by cannibalising parts from elsewhere but it wasn't sustainable as we couldn't make the parts. The MH60 is a long standing replacement for the seakings.
    Last edited by Double Edge; 06 May 19, at 16:26.

  10. #10
    Senior Contributor Oracle's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Jul 13
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,064
    Army to induct 460 Russian-origin tanks to add muscle on Pak front

    Why do we need tanks when we can buy anti-tank missiles and take out enemy tanks? Is it the logic that a tank, kind of, serves as a NBC containment vehicle?
    Politicians are elected to serve...far too many don't see it that way - Albany Rifles!

    Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it - Mark Twain!

  11. #11
    Senior Contributor
    Join Date
    05 Sep 08
    Posts
    2,028
    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    India, UK in talks to build copycat Naval supercarrier: Report

    India needs everything it can get its hands on. That is not a super carrier though.
    I have to admit I find this idea very odd. This carrier is pretty much a STVOL model... so unless India is planning to buy the F-35B, it's pretty much useless. Are there any such plans?

    Otherwise, if the indian navy is sticking with conventional aircraft, it would have done better to buy the french carrier's plans...

  12. #12
    Senior Contributor Oracle's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Jul 13
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,064
    F-21 jets will not be sold to any other country if we get IAF contract: Lockheed Martin

    So the IAF issued RFI last month.

    Army raises alarm over rising accidents due to faulty ammunition

    OFB's are a British legacy which has outlived its usefulness. As of today, and even some decades earlier they were/are inefficient, and manned by incompetent people. Close them down and hand out contracts to private players.
    Politicians are elected to serve...far too many don't see it that way - Albany Rifles!

    Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it - Mark Twain!

  13. #13
    Senior Contributor Oracle's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Jul 13
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,064
    Quote Originally Posted by jlvfr View Post
    I have to admit I find this idea very odd. This carrier is pretty much a STVOL model... so unless India is planning to buy the F-35B, it's pretty much useless.
    I think India has finally understood there's just no point in re-inventing the wheel.

    Are there any such plans?
    Don't know, but geography demands F-35. India sits in a dangerous neighbourhood.

    Otherwise, if the indian navy is sticking with conventional aircraft, it would have done better to buy the french carrier's plans...
    Nobody knows what's in store. President Trump is screaming regularly that India taxes American goods 200%, so something probably is cooking. But, first, it will be 114 jets for the IAF.
    Politicians are elected to serve...far too many don't see it that way - Albany Rifles!

    Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it - Mark Twain!

  14. #14
    Senior Contributor
    Join Date
    03 Sep 17
    Posts
    1,342
    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    Why do we need tanks when we can buy anti-tank missiles and take out enemy tanks? Is it the logic that a tank, kind of, serves as a NBC containment vehicle?
    Because AT defences are vulnerable to artillery both air and ground based. They are static and must rely on earthworks for concealment and protection wheras armour are maneuver assets. Tanks can go around AT defences, not vice versa.

    Tanks can race under howitzer ballistic arcs. Infantry can deny ground to tanks. And howitzers can pound infantry to hamburger.

    Each have their place.

  15. #15
    Senior Contributor
    Join Date
    03 Sep 17
    Posts
    1,342
    No, they'll just sell F-16-"EXTREME" based on the F-21 if someone else is willing to pay. It's just a friggin name. Changing it would get them out of that promise.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. China Auto News and Related Discussions.
    By Inst in forum East Asia and the Pacific
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11 Dec 09,, 20:02
  2. Pak-American viewpoints of Indian ABM defence
    By Tajmahal in forum Central and South Asia
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22 Dec 08,, 13:44
  3. Naval Discussions
    By rickusn in forum Naval Warfare
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 25 Nov 07,, 16:09
  4. Future Defence Purchases by the Indian Army
    By Su-47MKI in forum Ground Warfare
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 17 Aug 05,, 17:27
  5. Indian defence minister to visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
    By Ironduke in forum Europe and Russia
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 15 Nov 03,, 09:28

Share this thread with friends:

Share this thread with friends:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •