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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Badlands Of 'Eastern Nagaland' Inside Myanmar

But what follows below is a far bigger internal problem.
The ARIF (below) was once supported by Bangladesh in the 1980s, but is now a defunct outfit. It may, however, be revived with the assistance of ISIS.
Data On The Infamous Chittagong Arms Haul
Below is a detailed listing of all the separatist insurgent groups operating in and around North East India.
Below is the detailed chronological account of China’s association with various separatist insurgent groups active in both India's North East and northwestern Myanmar. Such an exhaustive compilation of data for public consumption has never before been undertaken by any Indian journalist. It was done for the very first time by Bangkok-based Swedish journalist Bertil Lintner for his book, titled GREAT GAME EAST: India, China And The Struggle For Asias Most Volatile Frontier.

110 comments:

Pintu said...

Many thanks Prasun Da, for opening such a thread most needed in ample time, and I could not come across any other defence analysts or blogger any where in the net feeling the pulse of the reader and cater them with the deep insightful knowledge, many thanks again.

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/army-hits-back-kills-militants-involved-in-manipur-ambush/

So, Indian Army struck back, Is it also helpful to Myanmar, so that they may be relieved of the Headache of being hostage to their own country by those militant outfits as they roam freely inside Myanmar thanks to the 'Ceasefire' they had to made.

http://idrw.org/retired-colonel-of-chinese-army-and-myanmar-businessman-mastermind-behind-manipur-ambush/

How can Paresh Baruah be neutralised ?

SUVO said...

PRASUN DA,
Have you any details about the recent cross-border operation in Myanmar by the Indian Army.Are the rebels suffer heavy casualties like the Indian Army? How transparent the role of Myanmar Govt.?

piyush said...

Building on this massive operation in myanmar , do you see more such operations in future in both the NE and western borders..This will also send a message that we wont take things lying down.

sujoymajumdar said...

Prasun Da,

Very unique thread. Just a quick reminder that the Khaplang faction of the NSCN was actually formed by the Congress.

Meanwhile UK is at work trying to harm India's interest

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-suspects-British-backing-of-Pak-Afghan-intel-cooperation/articleshow/47522070.cms

I have a very strong feeling that this attack in Manipur was supported by the UK & US because they have been trying for quite sometime to start a war between India & China. I agree with you, China will not support such strikes because it is also very vulnerable in Tibet and Xinjiang, and in retaliation INDIA might target those areas.

Thanks & Regards,
Sujoy

Prashant Singhal said...

Why i see so less coverage in international media? I wish they are not cooked up stories for internal consumption.... Pakistan channnel are all quiet.. Might be working to pull loose threats to blast the claim....

Regards
Prashant

Jon said...

Bit more info on the raid:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/decision-on-myanmar-operation-taken-on-june-4-38-northeast-insurgents-killed/articleshow/47614459.cms

Quoting from the report:

"The plan for the first of its kind operation was chalked out hours after insurgents killed 18 soldiers in an ambush in Chandel area of Manipur on June 4
However, the Army Chief expressed his inability to carry out the strike at such a short notice.Since a "hot-pursuit" normally is carried out within 72 hours, it was decided that the strike has to be executed as early as possible."

"The meeting explored the options of air strike using Sukhoi and MiG-29 fighters as well as ground strike by special forces of the army.However, this option was ruled out since the possibility of colatoral damage was high in an air strike."

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To PRASHANT SINGHAL: Pakistani media is quiet because they're still busy engaging in India-bashing after NaMo's speech at the Dhaka University. Here are a few examples of Pak media going ballistic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok3DDX12oVw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0pfBkgeQ2w&hd=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap9VbxLupQQ&hd=1

Then there's this, in which Hafiz Mohd Sayeed admits that there was his attempted assassination by R & AW (in 2013 if I'm not mistaken) under 'Operation Jai Krishna':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIqEIPXbMmo&hd=1

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/cross-border-operations-how-mea-helped-set-stage-for-strike/

Vikram Guha said...

Prasun Da,

1. The Indian Navy released a RFI this week for Diving Support Craft.

http://tenders.gov.in/viewtenddoc.asp?tid=del746981&wno=1&td=TD

Which companies do you think will respond and will it be a contract reserved only for the Pvt companies in India?

2. Earlier this year the Indian Navy had released a RFI for Next Generation Missile Vessels. Has there been any development so far on this tender?

VMT

Vikram

sathead3 said...

I think its counterproductive to be gung ho and advertise this cross border strike. SF strikes are meant to be secretive and this whole cross border thing is full of diplomatic dangers, setting precedence, etc. Those who need to know will know. No need to advertise it.

Mayur M Manapure said...

http://tribune.com.pk/story/901115/pakistan-to-expose-indias-role-in-breakup-of-east-pakistan-aziz-tells-senate/
Awww....they woke up now....who the hell they thought was responsible.... Martians... Or Yahoodi...

Biswajit Pattanaik said...

Prasun Da,
Thank for this informative thread,quite an interesting info are here.

Prasund Da...
1)Whats' ur view on Operation Zarb-i-Azb?Has it been
successful or not?
A related article to Operation Zarb-i-Azb
http://www.dawn.com/news/1186974/military-operation

2)A gr8 analysis of the recently held elections in GB,Pok
http://www.dawn.com/news/1187237/analysis-
unable-to-vote-in-gb-polls

3)TV signals used to track aircraft as alternative to
radar...
www.bbc.com/news/technology-33063353

4)India's OP in Mynamar have surely rattled our western neighbour,have a look at this...
http://www.dawn.com/news/1187363/pakistan-is-
not-myanmar-will-respond-to-foreign-aggression-
nisar-tells-india
http://www.dawn.com/news/1187357/regrettable-
that-indian-politicians-take-pride-in-interference
Thank & Regards
Biswajit

Rajesh Mishra said...

Pakistan666 is rupturing, so such operations shall be kept ready in hands for supporting the peace.

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To PINTU: VMT. Have uploaded new data & illustrations above.

To SUVO & JON: An insurgent camp isn’t like a Coy or Bn HQ opf an infantry unit. At most, 60 inhabitamts could be residing there, including civilian natives who act as guides and porters. Therefore, question of heavy enemy casualties does not even arise, UNLESS simultaneous strikes are conducted in more than 2 insurgent camps. Such surgical search-and-destroy operations NEVER involve the dropping of ordnance by combat aircraft The thick vegetation below in the monsoon jungle forests precludes such strikes. Therefore whosoever was responsible for writing that PTI report was obviously bullshitting. In the case of this operation, the 2 camps struck were obviously being scoped by the IA through informants, usually surrendered militants who have been bought over & who know the jungle logistics trail for supplying food & other perishable commodities to these camps. Therefore, it was only a case of the IA’s SOF units achieving surprise. Altogether, more than 90 SOF personnel is likely to have been involved. A 30-man SOF unit’s heliborne insertion process begins just prior to dusk, involving an Army Aviation Dhruv Mk4 ALH equipped with a chin-mounted FLIR turret for acting as the pathfinder, followed by a NVG-compatible Mi-17V-5 carrying the SOF personnel. Altogether, four helicopters are involved per mission, including standby platforms. The unit usually descends about 10km away from the targetted area after a 1-hour flight & from there foot-marching takes place till 12pm. After some rest, final weapons-checks are conducted & then only is the SOF unit ordered to take up battle/ambush positions. For achieving maximum surprise, the attack is launched at around 3am. Heliborne exfiltration is completed by 6am.

To PIYUSH: This is by no means a massive operation. But if such operations are conducted on a sustained basis at least four times a year, the enemy will suffer attrition & will be systematically decapitated. All it needs is sustained determination & strong resolve to bring a situation to its logical conclusion. This is something Bangladesh has already done by sentencing Paresh Barua to death in absentia through a proper judicial process—something which India hasn’t yet done. In India, such SOF surgical strikes always have a danger of being perceived as a one-off tit-for-tat mission, which is extremely regrettable.

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To SUJOY MAJUMDAR: LoLz!!! Are you by any chance falling victim to the virus of conspiracy theories the kind of which India’s western neighbour revels in? This attack by the insurgents was expected & as I had stated earlier, the IA’sd Eastern Command & the IAF’s Eastern Air Command already had in place a synchronised & rehearsed OP-PLAN for carrying out retaliatory surgical strikes across-the-border since 2013. In fact, the plans call for staging multiple decapitating strikes with SOF units over a 72-hour period. These are not hot-pursuit strikes, but retaliatory missions at a place & time of the IA’s choosing.

To VIKRAM GUHA: Such vessels can easily be supplied by any well-established Indian shipbuilder, be it MoD-owned or privately-owned. RFI study/analysis is time-consuming & lasts for at least 14 months. Only after that is a tender document (RFP) prepared. In this case, the RFP has not yet been released. But the Visby design from Sweden’s SAAB has caught the IN’s eye.

To MAYUR MANAPURE & RAJESH MISHRA: They’re just a bunch of lamentable retards who always live in a state of denial & thrive upon conspiracy theories. And that’s why in their annual budget they fail to include the figures pertaining to the country’s circular debt for the power generation/distribution sector. And when a news-reporter asks the federal finance minister about it in a press conference, the minister loses his cool & orders the news-reporter to be ‘thrown out’! Yeh toh unka haal hai.

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

Interesting reads:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/afghanistans-sikhs-feel-alienated-pressured-to-leave/2015/06/10/14d36c1c-0f3a-11e5-a0fe-dccfea4653ee_story.html

http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/09/pakistans-new-breed-of-militants/

bhoutik said...

i would like to remind readers here who might draw quick conclusions, that during the 1980s Bangladesh was under the military dictatorship of General Ershad. Ershad has a notorious history of trying to 'Islamise' Bangladesh, and he is popularly seen in Bangladesh, along with many of the repatriated officers from pakistan post 1971, as anti-liberation and anti Bengali-nationalist, speculated to be possibly muhajir.

bhoutik said...

did Indian security agencies help the PCJSS during the insurgency in Chittagong? if so, was it because of Ershads support to NE insurgents in India? would you please elaborate on any support to NE groups from Zia and Ershad regimes.

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To BHOUTIK: Not Ershad, but earlier under Gen Zia-ur-Rehman, who re-wrote the country's constitution. Earlier, under Sheikh Mujib, Bangladesh was meant to be a secular socialist democracy. The term 'secular' was done away with by Gen Zia.

Technology, Photograpy and Travel said...

Prasun Da,

Can you please re check my posts in previous thread

Anonymous said...

Hi Prasun,
There were some inconsistencies about IA raid on militant camps.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1187426/rebels-deny-indian-army-claims

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-east-asia/story/myanmar-denies-india-killed-rebels-inside-its-territory-20150610

Was this raid a PR operation?

Now, India's left liberals and Pappu & Co will jump in to ask for proof. Any proof will be security breach.
What is the truth?

Arja

SUVO said...

THANK YOU PRASUN DA.

Rituraj said...

Prasun,

http://www.reuters.com/news/picture/sweden-gains-speed-in-indian-arms-race-a?articleId=USKBN0OQ1KL20150610&slideId=1055189803

Is India really interested in Gripen again? Or is it some kind of trial baloon? What happened to Rafale and LCA combo?

Thanks

SOUBHAGYA said...

Dear Prasun,

1. How will Tejas Mk 1 fare gainst JF 17 in dissimilar air combat without its EW suit?

2. The photos u have uploaded of these north - east insurgents creates panic in my heart. I am trembling. How are the IA personnel handling them??? Are they good enough to tackle them??? What is the reason that 18 soldiers were martyred during the ambush by insurgents??? Didn't they follow the proper operational procedure???

Anonymous said...

With reference to the write up by a Swedish journalist, Its surprising as well as saddening that, any write up on India, be it religion, history, architecture, Naxal menace, North east insurgency has to be documented by some foreign reporter and has to taken as reference.

Read somewhere that it was actually the french who have documented the Old Idols present in temples across India in 1970's and 80's and the same reference is being used for bringing back stolen or smuggled artifacts.

Biswajit Pattanaik said...

Looks like India is applying for MTCR Membership....

www.economictimes.com/news/defence/india-applies-for-membership-of-missile-technology-control-regime-that-controls-missile-space-tech/articleshow/47621035.cms

Chetan Sinha said...

Prasun Sir,

Had a few questions in your previous thread. Will appreciate if you answer them.

Kaku Sh said...

PKS Sir,

http://isis-online.org/uploads/isis-reports/documents/Chashma_February_20_2015_Final.pdf

This report saying Pak already has Pu reprocessing plants and expanding further. Whats your take on this?

Anonymous said...

Prasun da,

Will you please answer my queries on future Indo-Israeli strategic and defence relationship posted in your previous thread. Will highly appreciate. Thank you.

With regards, Pallab.

Kaku Sh said...

PKS Sir,

I was reading this book
http://www.amazon.in/Apollo-20-Disclosure-Luca-Scantamburlo/dp/1445273977

Further I found this on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o1P4oD-7Cg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5JXnYw6JF4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiWYABo70cI

Those images are pretty disturbing.

Sir, this is true that Apollo 18 was send to do recce on Moon, for searching sites of alien artifacts, ships, mother-ships and even cities. The Apollo 18 conducted an orbital recce of all sites, including the site on southern polar region that found by the Apollo 14.

The 19 and 20 was a joint op between USSR and USA to send the landing parties to search the sites, and even they found the bodies of the aliens and cigar shaped mothership.

The USA and USSR chooses a vigorous atheistic team to do these all ops.

Sir, my question is this is all true? And if this is true then why USA never send humans again, or try to reverse engineer the aliens technology with the help of USSR.

Or they already sent humans many times, and even reverse engineered the tech. but they never revealed this in public?

Kaku Sh said...

Added to my previous reply.

The USA and USSR join op is obvious indeed.

The Kennedy asked Khrushchev in Vienna Summit that USSR help America, if we found extraterrestrial life, and to contain the threat. The Khrushchev replied "Obviously".

Further more this is confirmed that, atleast 2 manned mission was done by NASA in Red Sun project in 70s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFu3_9PZY7I

Whats your take on all this?

Kaku Sh said...

Lol, maybe they already flying spaceships

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/darren-perks/solar-warden-the-secret-space-program_b_1659192.html

But then question arise, why all the countries silent about this, if this is a multi-national joint military space program to save earth from extraterrestrials.

Did they think humans or common people are not ready to accept this truth? It shatter the beliefs in religion?

This is pretty horrific for the world, and maybe the most shocking revelation for humans in last 10,000 years.

Anonymous said...

Hi Prasun,

Watched the paki discussion videos you mentioned. From the videos it appears that Pakis live in a totally different reality which is devoid of logic, their interpretation of events seems totally different from the rest of the world. Are they really that delusional? or are they all smoking something....

Best Regards
Raj

Pawan said...

Dear Prasunji

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10I6mJ_uMbY

Just watch last 5 minute video to see racist, sexist and almost vulgar remarks PMLN minister & so called reputed journalist Hamid Mir.
Do these people really have any standard? They can't debate for 15 minutes without hinduism or racism based hate mongering.

Regards

Mayur M Manapure said...

Has Yuvraj and Congress lost there mind....
"my Family liberated Bangladesh".... No credit to Army,RAW......mehnat kare Armed forces.... Credit le zhandu Shehzada....
And they are also criticizing the govt for tough message on television....says its Jingoistic....
Had hoti hai janaab....
And @Kaku sh: No offence but all this looks pretty expensive for any consortium of countries to afford.. I think Michael Bay was inspired by this....
He made a movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon based on the subject...

Kaku Sh said...

@Mayur M Manapure Indeed, but thats why it was multi national program, but yes we dont have enough proof to confirm the evidence of Earthlings space ship. That still remain conspiracy theory.

And on Apollo 18,19 and 20. I am pretty sure now that US USSR join ops were actually happened with one goal in mind, finding evidence of extraterrestrial life on moon.

BTW, watch these videos on this channel.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSPiTq-4iMh3uG_yHbFxWCQ

And read the testimonies here
http://www.angelismarriti.it/ANGELISMARRITI-ENG/interviews.htm

bhoutik said...

attempts at islamization post '71 started with zia, but ershad did try to carry them forward. many would argue that they were for political gains, but only someone who wasn't a bengali-nationalist, could continue with policies which went against the Bengali nation.
http://www.ajssh.leena-luna.co.jp/AJSSHPDFs/Vol.2(3)/AJSSH2013(2.3-30).pdf

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To ARJA: Questions are being raised only by those parties/newspapers that lack map-reading skills. It has already been stated on-the-record by India's junior minister for information and broadcasting, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, that India's Army had attacked rebels just over the border with Myanmar on June 9, 2015. Another statement from the Myanmar presidential office said that India's Ambassador to Myanmar had met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs on June 9 to "explain the situation". Now, if Indian SOF units did not cross the IB into Myanmar, then why was there any need for Myanmar’s Foreign Office to grant an audience to India's Ambassador to Myanmar?

To RITURAJ: That is far from the truth. Saab Aircraft is no longer focussing on marketing the Gripen NG in India, but in VIETNAM. Sweden is far too happily implementing the massive coastal surveillance system since late 2010 & is well-placed to win the contracts for the SW-ASW & MGMV reqmts of the IN. If a single baseline design derived from the Visby corvette is selected, it will be a massive gain for Sweden in India. Saab will then also be well-poised to supply the combat management systems for such vessels.

To SOUBHAGYA: 1) It won’t last in the skies at all. That’s why Tejas Mk2 is reqd. 2) The ambush took place because the targetted IA unit was not adhering to the laid-down SOPs.

To Anon@11.37AM: It’s the same as far as archaeology goes. Had it not been for the Brits, even Mohenjo daro, Harappa & Lothal would have remained undiscovered. Even when it comes to subjects like ‘vimanas’, it is the West that is seriously examining various scientific explanations but not in the way several Indian pseudo-scientists are. Another example: no one from India till this day has explained the rationale for the cone-shaped designs of ancient stupas & temples.

To KAKU SH: Yes, it is all true about Apollo 18 & Apollo 20. The same goes for Solar Warden as well. I have some photos & design drawings of these orbital vehicles. That’s also possibly the reason why both India & China have not yet publicly released all imagery of their respective lunar orbiter/rover missions. Regarding the plutonium reprocessing plant at Khushab, why is it that it is close to being commissioned only this year? And if this is the case, then from where did all weapons-grade plutonium reqd for Pakistan’s nuclear warheads come from between 1998 & now?

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To RAJ: The confusion arises because as per the 1973 Constitution, while on one hand all laws of Pakistan are subservient to the divine law of Allah, on the other hand, Article 5 of the Constitution mandates that all citizens of Pakistan are obliged to follow secular Anglo-Saxon laws, regulations & penal codes. This is a fundamental contradiction that can never be reconciled. That’s the only reason why Pakistan’s youngsters, even the educated ones, are a terribly confused lot & lacking in mental equilibrium. Consequently, they have a warped & blinkered worldview & their only psychological solace lies in outlandish conspiracy theories. This is the CORE problem with Pakistan’s present-day populace.

BTW, here’s more of their paranoia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4fCcClkQN4&hd=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0BFKf9U2SI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFxkyMvRz7k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EI8Y6mR6GU

This is interesting: Mani Shankar Aiyar, who prides himself in loving Pakistan to death, is being labelled here by Lt Gen (Ret’d) Hamid Gul as the person who tried to spread the idea of an independent ‘Sindhu Desh’ during his tenure as the Indian Consul-General in Karachi in the mid-1980s:

MSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96bc_5w4t-E

And here’s Maj Gen (Ret’d) Ashok Mehta being an apologist, probably because all his perks & privileges associated with Track-2 diplomacy junkets will soon come to an end:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWe53uKx8Tc

To PAWAN: They are all living in cuckooland & hence the whole world ignores them & never takes them seriously. Even the civilian politicians are constantly at loggerheads with the PA. That’s why one day the PA’s COAS steps up the rhetoric against India & the very next day the PM retaliates by stating that India & Pakistan have gone to full-scale war only when dictatorships were in place. Just look at the number of tweets posted by the DG of ISPR on issues ranging from bilateral relations with Pakistan’s neighbours to the so-called National Action Plan.

Technology, Photograpy and Travel said...

Prasun Da,

Can you please re check my posts in previous thread

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To ^^^: Done that.

Technology, Photograpy and Travel said...

Prasun Da,

Any corrections to make on that ? or your suggestions !!

Jon said...

Another feather in Pakistan's cap:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Pakistani-brothers-convicted-on-terror-charges-as-phony-complaints-against-India-are-canned/articleshow/47636420.cms

bhoutik said...

i understand the sentiment. however, disagree that the ruins would have remained undiscovered. just discovered later thats all. many significant ruins in Bangladesh for example are being discovered now.

here's a recent one - http://www.thedailystar.net/going-back-to-atish-dipankar-era-65249

we don't know how India would have turned out had the British been unable to take control. the japs for example successfully conducted the meiji restoration.

Jon said...

It gets even better:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/pakistan-foreign-secretary-did-not-submit-any-dossier-on-raw-to-us-us-official/articleshow/47640022.cms

select quotes from the report

""There is no dossier (on India). I can say that categorically. There may be a dossier (inside Pakistan), but he (Chaudhry) did not deliver to us," a top State Department official told PTI when asked about such media reports."

"It is learnt that the US side in its meetings with the Pakistani delegation led by Chaudhry raised the issue of action against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jamaat-ud-Dawa in particular the bail of Lakhvi, the 26/11 mastermind.

America wants Pakistan to match its words that there are no good or bad terrorists.

While assuring the American side that Pakistan is committed to fight against terrorism, Chaudhry is believed to have told US officials that taking action against LeT and JuD is a tough and difficult task given their standing and popularity in the Pakistani society."

sujoymajumdar said...

PrasunDa,

In reply to a fellow poster you mentioned that Saab might win the SW-ASW & MGMV contracts:

(1) Will you plz state the full form of SW-ASW & MGMV?

(2) Will it be a partnership between Saab & Pipavav/Reliance since Pipavav had an agreement with Saab?


(3) Now STRATPOST has just posted this link from Bloomberg that other OEMs like Boeing, LM, Saab and Rosoboronexport are back in the race for supplying a light combat aircraft to India. Also, it seems that MoD last month invited Saab & Rosoboronexport to give a presentation for a combat aircraft.
Is this just paid news that some journalist are spreading around?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-11/race-begins-for-india-fighter-jet-jackpot-topping-10-billion

Many Thanx



Kaku Sh said...

PKS Sir,

Chandrayaan-1 was around 11 months in his mission, above 200 km from moon. It covered all the Apollo sites, including south pole. Took around 2 lakh images of moon from Terrain Mapping Camera and Hyper Spectral Imager .
But when I checked the ISRO site, they dumped only around 3500 images over internet. Lol, the ISRO civilian mission is much more secretive than America's military missions.

Rajesh Mishra said...

Musharraf must be a comedian par excellence. He says that paki nukes are not for the purpose of use at Shab-E-Barat. Perhaps by now he also knows that Shab-E-Barat is the last night of Pakistan666.

Vikram Guha said...

PrasunDa,

Two links, one a nice read, the other a nice app.

1. Navy Shipboard Lasers for Surface, Air, and Missile Defense: Background and Issues for Congress (Latest Report)

http://news.usni.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/R41526_3.pdf#viewer.action=download

2. If you want to keep several tabs open without slowing down the system

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/the-great-suspender/klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg?hl=en

Mayur M Manapure said...

http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/28102/1971-confession-after-bangladesh-is-balochistans-disintegration-next-on-indias-list/
Prasun sir, I don't understand why so much hype over a ceremonial speech. Whole world know the truth. Yes we liberated Bangladesh and and we don't deny it. And why don't we also liberate Baluchistan?

@kaku sh: Saw some of the videos. They were pretty interesting. I might also suggest you to research on YouTube about a footage recorded by a Robotic Arm of international space station. It clearly shows an object speeding towards Earth. But in meantime a projectile from earth emerges which forces the object to change its course. I would have posted the link but I saw it couples of years ago.
The video also confirms about some defense program against extraterrestrial such as some ultra advanced missile system.

Kaku Sh said...

@Mayur M Manapure Definitely I search on the internet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n48bMOTh3fs

Sir, even Najam Sethi is going maniac. Not able to see bigger picture.
Calling, India doing this all because Modi domestic and foreign policy failed miserably. LoL. And India threatened with a future country who become prosperous in future by collecting toll. I dont know which country prosperous like that. They think China complete the CPEC by 2020. And they become top 10 countries by GDP in world, even surpassing India.

Why dont they ask basic questions, how they retaliate over a territory, where its own constitution never accepted PoK as Pak sovereign territory.

RAT said...

Pakistan finally accepted that it shelters and trains the terrorists. As all the political parties and the Pak Army said that if India will attempt such strikes on their territory it will retaliate. It is an clear evidence that all Pak political parties and Army is aware that it shelters terrorists so Pakistan is a terrorist nation Finally Thank Allah for that.

Ved said...

Hi Prasun.,
Currently the competition for 155mm howitzers is going on between kalyani/elbit and l&t/nexter models.

whois having a better gun and when will the winner be announced?

Ved said...

Is there any chance that Gripen will be bought and manufactured in India.?

Or is the MoD more interested in their submarines with stirling AIP?

B Nath said...

Prasun,

What is going with this guy?
http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/dassault-chief-speaks-on-rafale-sale-to.html

Why is he so desperate to find out the secret which doesn't exist? Can't he wait till negotiations are completed. Why is running behind rumours and speeches which are obviously being made to shore up one's side in negotiations? He is a good journalist but for a while, I don't understand his desperation !!

Vijay said...

Dear Sir

Is it really possible that GRIPEN may be bought by IAF

Are these talks a way of putting pressure on France
to reduce costs

Siddharth Dhapola said...

Sir,
It looks like, you are starting to loose faith in tejas mk2 ? What is the status of the project ? Some insight please ?

Pawan said...

Such a beautiful article.
http://francoisgautier.me/2015/06/08/indian-muslims-yoga-or-not-yoga/

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To PAWAN: LoLzzz! If Yoga is 'Hindu', then by the same logic gravity, automobiles & the combustion engine are British/Protestants, electricity & nuclear physics are American/Catholic Christian, aircraft are American/Catholic Christian, composite materials are Japanese/Shinto Buddhist, the Su-30MKI is Russian/Orthodox Christian & the Rafale M-MRCA is French/Catholic Christian. There will be no end to splitting hairs. Regretably, folks like Assaduddin Owaisi can't grasp this elementary fact-of-life.

To SIDDHARTH DHAPOLA: How can anyone have any faith in an material object that does not exist as yet? Let the object first emerge, let it be subjected to tests & evaluations & only after that could it be possible to either have faith in it, or lose faith in it. Having blind faith is fruitless & futile.

To VED & VIJAY: Have already clarified that above & earlier.

To B NATH: What is going on is that 'bandalbaaz' had earlier tied himself up in knots by misinterpreting various statements of RM Parikkar, & therefore he is now desperately trying to untangle himself in order to salvage his journalistic credibility which, in my view, was destroyed quite some years ago.

To VED: Not true. Kalyani is offering the Bharat-52 towed howitzer, while NEXTER/L & T are in the fray with the CAESAR motorised MGS.

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To SUJOY MAJUMDAR: 1) SW-ASW = shallow-water/anti-submarine warfare. NGMV = new-generation missile vessel. 2) Yes. But Reliance/Pipavav is also be reqd to team up with Kockums AB. 3) Not true. These are ‘inspired’ stories for stoking speculation & somehow persuade the OEMs to begin advertising in all the Delhi-based military-industrial magazines & online blogs/websites. In other words, just marketing gimmicks aimed at securing financial gains of the type that was made when the M-MRCA competition was in progress between mid-2009 & early 2012.

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

With each passing day, more clarity is emerging: The Indian Army’s SOF unit went almost 11km inside Myanmar, 5km farther than what had been initially planned. One camp destroyed in Ponyo was being led by Niki Sumi, self-styled “Lt General” of the NSCN-K. But Sumi and an estimated 40 cadres of the group are said to have left the camp before the strike. The 20-member squad responsible for the June 4 attack on the Indian Army may have made its way across the Myanmar border back to its rear-base at Tamu. The more lethal SOF strike targetted the Onzia camp, unconnected to the National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Khaplang group or the Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup, the two organisations which claimed responsibility for the June 4 attack. Since at least 2010 the Onzia camp used to house the so-called 253 Mobile Battalion of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of Manipur. The camp operated mainly to extort funds from traffickers and traders. Founded in 1978, the ethic-Meitei PLA is known to have received support from the NSCN-K, but is not thought to have been involved in the June 4 ambush. The camp at Onzia, interestingly, did not figure in a 2013 list of major insurgent camps in Myanmar prepared for India’s Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The Indian Army is aware the camp did not house NSCN-K personnel, but the target was an umbrella of organisations rather than a specific group. The second Indian Army attack targetted two adjacent NSCN-K facilities at Ponyo, near the Myanmar town of Lahe, just across the border from the Mon district in Nagaland. The camp, across the border, described as a relatively minor facility, served as launch-pad for NSCN-K movement into the state from its rear bases around Taga, in Myanmar’s Sagaing district. S S Khaplang, the ageing patriarch of the NSCN-K, has been missing from the organisation’s main base at Taga for several months, and is rumoured to be undergoing medical treatment in Yangon.

On the other hand, trust the 'desi' journalists to mess things up, starting with ANI news-agency & this then going viral all over the country:

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/viral-photos-of-indian-army-myanmar-operations-fake/1/443739.html

In reality, the photos that were released were NOT of the IA at all, but rather of a COBRA unit of CRPF who killed 12 Maoist in Palamu district of Jharkhand:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zRMi0SWNsc8/VXfrgiZCcJI/AAAAAAAAUZU/2zT_fbu2cks/s1600/IMG-20150610-WA0005.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DMsleUoBoRo/VXgFhdifdpI/AAAAAAAAUZk/PEnMo-2lwdA/s1600/IMG-20150610-WA0006.jpg

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

Interesting reads:

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/china-submarine-hainan-island-south-china-sea-beijing-pakistan-rk-dhowan/1/442280.html

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/china-indian-ocean-india-seabed-jiaolong-aquatic-dragon-beijing/1/442277.html

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

The CIA finally declassified its report on Saudi links to 9/11

http://www.foia.cia.gov/sites/default/files/DOC_0006184107.pdf

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

IA’s RFI for the ambitious FRCV:

http://indianarmy.nic.in/writereaddata/RFI/445/FRCV%20RFI.pdf

Arup said...

Sir,

1.http://sputniknews.com/military/20140210/187396838.html
What anti aircraft system is the Indian army buying from Ukraine? It says one vehicle and command vehicle will be supplied to L&T for evaluation.Did the system meet GQSR and was 138 systems bought? What is this deal abt?

2.Do we still use ST-68U Tin Shield radars in our IADS and IACCCS network?

3.Has IAF ever installed the dcompass turret on its Mi17v5 like army has done with its Dhruv fleet for terrain following flight under all weather conditions and for enhancing situational awarness?never seen any pics of such.
And is their any particular reason why the Mi17v5 lack any maws laser emission warning suite. Only the basic rudimentary cmds are installed. The Saab avitronics msws suite on theShruv mk3 can be installed. Another thing that has really intrigued me is that the exhaust cooler diffuser its design has remained unchanged sincethe 80s. The brand new Mi17v5 sport the exact same ones you can find on pics of Mi-24 from the 80s. Isnt there any product improvement in these fields. And as a whole why is the IAFalways lagging behind its Western counterparts when it comes to having ecm gear,self defense kit on its platforms?

4.During your talks with HAL LCH flightcrewsand technocrats did you findout onwhether LCH will have any Dircm or IR jammer similar to other dedicated attack copters like AH-64 and AH-1Z?

Prav said...

Prasun Sir
This FRCV RFI is heartening and disheartening all at the same time .
It is heartening because the army finally has a plan to replace its khichdi of an armoured vehicle park as well as introducing platforms that are (or will be soon entirely missing from the armys inventory ,like a tracked missile airdefence platform as well a tracked artillery platform.

On the other hand ... pardon my ignorance , but wasn't the problem in India identified as that the production agency was not consulted during the development phase causing cost overruns and defective products ?
And how exactly will foreign design bureaus (if they win) go about the development . Do they mean that Ural Vagon Zavod or Krauss Maffei etc will design the tank (platform?) hand over the prototype to avadi(or whoever) collect their check and be on their way ?
The requirements are extremely vague ... if the detailed guidlines ad design philosophy has not been decided yet what is the point of taking out this RFI?To give interested parties a chance to form consortiums ?

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To ARUP: 1) It is a combination of the ZUR 23mm anti-aircraft gun from Poland & a SHORADS missile called SAGM (just like Pantsyr’s 57E6-E two-stage solid fuel radio-command-guided SAM) from Ukraine that will be mounted on a BTR-3E armoured vehicle. 2) Yes. 3) Yes. Mi-17V-5s never operate on the frontlines & are therefore never exposed to SAMs. 4) Yes.

To PRAV: It is vague because it is just the RFI phase, which is merely an information-gathering exercise. Based on the responses, a detailed feasibility study will be conducted to identify the feasible performance parameters & possible military-industrial partnerships.

Technology, Photograpy and Travel said...

Prasun Da,

Any thing for my query ?

SUVO said...

PRASUN DA,
The the Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV) sounds like Russian "Armata"-platform!

SUVO said...

PRASUN DA,
is there any role of China Supported military wing of the United Wa State Party ,behind the northeast insurgents including NSCN(K).

Vikram Guha said...

PrasunDa,

The RFI for the Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV)is quite interesting. It seems the Indian Army is going for a FRCV platform around which 9-10 variants will be built. This is exactly what the Ruskies are doing with the ARMATA platform.

Will you please elaborate which global OEMs will respond to this tender as it seems quite complex?

Meanwhile Russian media has been claiming for the last 1 month that India intends to purchase the Armata

http://in.rbth.com/economics/2015/06/09/india_and_china_looking_to_buy_russian_armata_tanks_43575.html

Regards,

VIKRAM

Mayur M Manapure said...

1)http://idrw.org/its-20-years-ahead-of-the-west-and-it-wont-blow-up-like-its-predecessor-brains-behind-armata-t-14-tank/
Is it so?....is the Tank so advanced claimed by the designers?....
2) sir, what is the status of Second akula...and are we going to keep those Akula permanently?

Prav said...

Ah RFI ... Its right in the name ...I just made up my mind that this was the actual tender .

What is going on the artillery procurement ... We were led to believe that the towed arty segment would be fulfilled by Dhanush+ATAGS .. What is this about http://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/content/elbit-systems-final-running-indian-towed-artillery-gun-tender or is this the wheeled segment ?

Pawan said...

Dear Prasunji,

1. Do you think that India will buy Armata Tank and its variants instead of building new platform with help of local companies and western collaboration?

2. is it possible that after MTCR India buy and deploy SM-3 in near future?

3. After reading the articles that you uploaded there can be no doubt that NE terror groups have Chinese support. Moreover level of investigative journalism in India pathetic even so called serious journalists like Praveen Swami only indulge in extracting information through less honourable means rather than working hard to research and corroborate the information.

Regards,

Pawan said...

Dear Prasunji,
Iran say CIS have chosen Iran ports for transit. Nawaz sharif was in Central Asia to ask them to use pakistan for transit, while Modi on next month tour to Russia and CIS may nudge them towards Iran.

http://www.presstv.in/Detail/2015/06/13/415655/iran-railroads-Central-Asia-Hossein-Ashouri-

Regards,

Pawan

Siddharth said...

Prasun da,

In one of your article you've said ours Arjun Mk2 is better than the T-14 Armata. Can you please elaborate in which area.

vishakh said...

Hi

1) Who are the contenders for FRCV and is it same as FICV which Tata/DRDO 22 Tons demonstrated ??

2) What are its weight requirements ??

3) Is it MAke in India or Buy and Make category??

sujoymajumdar said...

Prasun Da,

The timing of this Indian Army RFI for a family of Future Combat Vehicles is questionable. Just when Russia has displayed its Armata family of vehicles the Indian Army has come up with an RFI requesting details about the same type of vehicles.

This is probably the work of some Russian sponsored middleman who is trying to manipulate the GSQR so that the IA eventually places order for the Armata series.

Russia will benefit tremendously if the Indian Army places order for the Armata because it will bring down the procurement cost of the Armata for the Russian Army

This is what France has been doing as well. Not placing bulk orders for the Rafale but waiting for the IAF and other Air Forces to place order for the Rafale so that the French Govt eventually pays less for buying the Rafale.


Flanker said...

Prasun siir ,
Does this frcv project mean its the end of the road for the arjun mk2 and its future variants ?
Because it is mentioned frcv has to be medium mbt and not a heavy mbt like arjun.

Why design and develop an entirely new tank , when we have a good tank with us.
Why not just incorporate new tech in an existing platform. ? Rather than going for an entirely new platform.

Sir you have said that arjun mk2 and its future variants , ie 70tn class mbts will form the core of armys tank arsenal, but this RFI is now creating a lot of confusion.

Plz help us out here.
Thanks in advance.

SOUBHAGYA said...

Dear Prasun,

What could be your estimated casualty of insurgents in the recent covert operation???

Anonymous said...

The FRCV looks more like the US Stryker

rad said...

hi Prasun

The Klayani group claim that the bharat 52 is totally indigenous, is the tech from austria,or IMI,It seems to resemble the austrian gun. I believe this was designed by Gerald Bull.I really don t know if any other maker can boldly claim the gun is indigenous, we have to appreciate him for his bold moves
what is your opinion about it.
Has india placed orders with ukraine for the shorads you have mentioned above?.Is it new or refurbished?.

Siddharth Dhapola said...

Prasun sir,

What is going on with the super 30 upgrade ? No updates on that on internet !

Sukhbir said...

To Prasun : Thanks for the reply in the previous thread.

Have you seen pics of Agni 2 and agni 4 they look very similar in shape size and height then how one missile can cover 2000 kms whereas other can cover 4000KMS as both can carry same weight.

Please shed some light.

sujoymajumdar said...

PrasunDa,

Re this missing Dornier aircraft, the Indian Navy has pressed into service ASW ships, P8 as well as submarines to locate the missing Dornier. Yet after 7 days they are no where close to locating the aircraft. And we are talking about an aircraft that belongs to the Indian Navy.

So what will happen during a real war when a Chinese or Paki submarine sneaks into Indian water? It is quite clear that the IN clearly lacks the capabilities.

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To SUJOY MAJUMDAR: IN or ICGS? Either way, no one crash scenario is the same. Too many variables are involved. But the beacon signal emanating from the Black Boxes has been detected & it is a matter of time before the wreckage can be salvaged. Don't forget that the IN also has Hugin 1000 AUVs that can go down thousands of feet underwater & they have sidescan sonars on them.

To SUKHBIR: Nope, they don't look similar at all. There are significant external differences. Internally too, there are differences that enable the Agni-4 to have greater internal volume for solid propellants.

To RAD: The Bharat-52 owes its origin to the GC-45 design of the late Dr Gerry Bull. IMI has nothing to do with it. Vectorics come from ELBIT Systerms. In fact, if you put the Bharat-52 next to its counterpart from NORINCO, it will be very difficult to spot any significant differences.

No one from India has placed any bulk orders for any SHORADS from Ukraine.

To SIDDHARTH BARDOLA: Systems integration work is still in progress in India.

To SOUBHAGYA: Not more than 30.

To FLANKER & SUJOY MAJUMDAR & VISHAKH: LoLz! Why all this hoo-haa about the FRCV? Only an academic exercise is now in progress & any functional prototype won't emerge till 2025 at best. Field evaluations will take at least another four years & series-production will begin only after 2030. So what happens in the next 15 years? Obviously new MBTs will be procured during this period too. So the future of Arjun Mk2 & even a Mk3 is assured.

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

Pakistani analyses of Op Zarb-e-Azb on its 1st anniversary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1rzF5kA-KE&hd=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsPL_R-urYU&hd=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz47UuVmA80&hd=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzKBE2C6o9I&hd=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s88CDI_mAC0&hd=1

bhoutik said...

*
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-jf-17-wins-first-export-order-413480/
- is it myanmar?

Siddharth said...

Prasun da,

Yours remark on (Retd.) Gen. V.K. Singh interview.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=354&v=LIJdS1dPLxU

sujoymajumdar said...

Prasun Da,

According to this report India has put the FGFA Project with Russia on Back-burner.

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/13168/Has_India_Put_the_FGFA_Project_with_Russia_on_Back_burner_#.VX_ko1JKZD1

I think it makes sense. Russia has been demanding more money for the R&D phase, however India is not willing to make that payment.

I feel it is better for India to purchase this aircraft off the shelf along with the required technologies. If Russia is un willing to sell, India can look someplace else or invest more in the AMCA.

Please share your views.

Thank You

Technology, Photograpy and Travel said...

Hello Prasun Da,


Are u an entrepreneur

Regards
Aditya

Pawan said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48DIqsZVPPQ

zardari's explosive remarks on PA

Prav said...

Sir
Any Idea what this is about ... A tender for kaveri engines ?
http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/tenders/viewTender.jsp?paramMicro=11203

Anonymous said...

This is Hilarious!

https://twitter.com/mediacrooks/status/514791099622100992/photo/1

For India's case it is quite correct. Our leftists will cry foul if India tries to defend and initiate a nuclear 2nd strike.

vishakh said...

Hi

Singapore Next Gen sub plan , U218 Submarine is frontrunner derivative of U216 sub ??
IS this correct and which are other contenders??

vishakh said...

Hi

Singapore Next Gen sub plan , U218 Submarine is frontrunner derivative of U216 sub ??
IS this correct and which are other contenders??

bhoutik said...

* read that I-Derby ER integration tests are currently under way on the Tejas LCA. what happens to the Astra then?

* what are the chances for the chinese establishing a base at walvis bay, namibia? is it feasible?

* Airbus believes the US armed forces will be the biggest customer for its A400M. you agree?

off topic - read a simple, good article - http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/3y0Mvl04MXMC2EUu1uMbKI/Why-we-have-lost-the-race-to-China.html

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To BHOUTIK: Yes, it is MYANMAR, as I had first disclosed last April. Will upload lots of photops of the FC-1 & JF-17 tomorrow along with details of the MRCA's weapons package & mission avionics package. And finally, the final assembly line of the JF-17 at Kamra, where all JF-17s arriving in semi-knocked-down condition from Chengdu are assembled. And immediately asfter all these have been uploaded, the fuckwits & nitwits of Pakistani military forums as well as some of their Indian counterparts will lap it all up & start cross-posting them!

I-Derby-ER BVRAAM is still undergoing development. Therefore, it is not yet in series-production & unlerss that happens, no export deliveries can take place. That's the sequence of R & D activity. So which arsehole is claiming or reporting that this BVRAAM is being integrated with Tejas LCA?

To PAWAN: It was far worse last month when Zardari visited Kabul & had a lot of bad things to say about the PA to President Ashraf Ghani. It's all here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifRnwQoCj3I

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To PRAV: These engines are meant for being flight-tested on an IL-76MD airborne testbed & if they are successful, they will be flight-qualified on a MiG-29B-12 testbed. If these are successful, then these engines will be used for the DRDO's proposed UCAS.

To VISHAKH: The RSN already operates SSKs powered by Stirling Engines & therefore the reqmt is now for fuel cell-powered AIP systems. Therefore, the U-218 solution will be selected.

To SIDDHARTH: That is of 2013 vintage.

bhoutik said...

found the I-Derby ER integration claims reported here -
http://aviationweek.com/paris-air-show-2015/i-derby-er-all-new-performance-0

Technology, Photograpy and Travel said...

No replies to my comments .... any reason ?

vishakh said...

Hi

Is 218SG derivative of 212 or 214 or 216 submarine and its displacement is over 3000T ?? Can you provide some link to literature on it .???

DAshu said...

PA and everyone in Pakistan is singing R&AW tune suggests Zarb-e-azab is not that success as much what pak media is telling. Even some of the pak media is asking for proof of what PA is claiming. Recent Asif zardari's reaction hints some success for PA on the other hand.But it is baffling why he went to Afghanistan to talk against his own army.

Lingaraj said...

Technology, Photography and Travel these days sound like sex tourism to South East Asia and Eastern Europe. May be that's why PKS is silent :)

Ved said...

I don't think Indian SSN design would be based on any existing submarine. Niether would be SSBN design.

I believe BARC is trying to develop 180 MW reactor for future SSBNs and SSNs.

IN has its own design team which is capable of designing a very efficient hydrodynamic hull shape.

Ved said...

Hi Prasun,

What advantage could Indian Navy possibly have in terms of early detection of submarines of PLAN or PN . As IN dont have AIP they have limited underwater endurance and hence will be forced to surface leaving it vulnerable.

Why IN didnot fit AIP from 1st Scorpene itself?

AniluG said...

Prasunda
You had written an article on HUMS for Su 30 MKI in may 2009. The crashes of su 30 mkis atleast can be better probed. Whats your take on this?

Request you to recommend some books /periodicals to read on strategic defence?

raw13 said...

@Prasun,

seem like a new mid-range engine for the jf-17. Do you know anything about it?
PAC & CAC are in serious talks with 11 countries. However PAF are quite happy with the RD-93.

http://www.janes.com/article/52308/paris-air-show-2015-jf-17-fighter-flying-with-indigenous-chinese-turbofan

demo at le borget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GDH3ipJpsI

The aircraft is maturing beautifully and the design is very aerodynamic. If you look at the latest brouchers (seen them on pak defence), it is able to carry 4 SD10A BVRs. They have some pics of it carrying these on training exercises.

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To RAW13: Do I know anything about it? LoLzzzzz!!! Kindly rest assured that when it comes to matters concerning Pakistan or Afghanistan or China, I’m light years ahead of the curve, as the following thread amply proves! And that’s also the reason why no one from Pakistan is revealing the customer. Imagine if Myanmar were to be named as the customer, then the whole of Pakistan would go up in flames. After all, how can Pakistan be a party to a sale to Myanmar when ‘brotherly Rohingya Muslims’ are being persecuted by Myanmar! The arseholes & buffoons there after all don’t understand the FC-1s are being exported by CATIC of China, & not by Pakistan’s PAC. All IPRs of the FC-1 & JF-17 are owned by CATIC, & not PAC.

PS: As the saying goes, “never teach a grandmother how to suck eggs.”

To ANILUG: Of course they can & have been probed thoroughly & all conclusions were that human error was to blame.

To VED: AIP or diesel-engines both have limited endurance & cannot come even close to the cruise speed of SSNs. They’re therefore good only for shadowing diesel-electric SSKs which in any case run silently on batteries when submerged. AIP by itself won’t confer significant benefits as far as acoustic signature reduction goes, unless accompanied by enhancements like all-electric propulsion systems.

Design of existing SSN has to be based on an existing design. No one in India can design either SSKs or SSNs from scratch. Even the design of S-2/Arihant was done by Russia’s RUBIN Central Marine Design Bureau. Only SSGNs & SSBNs require 190mWT PWRs. SSNs require only 60mWT PWRs.

To LINGARAJ: Am in Naypidaw now.

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To DASHU: Zardari has effectively declared war against the PA. This could well translate into full-blown civil war & the eventual birth of ‘Sindhu Desh’. Maybe after all yet another prophecy of the Holy Prophet will come true (about India assisting Sindh).

To VISHAKH: It is a derivative. Displacement stays the same. RSN wants SSKs for littoral warfare & not ocean-going SSKs.

To BHOUTIK: Integration work involves 3 types: structural, electrical & electronic. Therefore, any AAM will first have to be adapted to the carrier aircraft’s pylon through an interfacing ejector-rack. Then comes the electrical interfacing with the stores management system. Finally, there’s the fire-control interfacing with the MMR. Since the Tejas Mk1 uses the EL/M-2032 MMR’s transmitter, receiver & programmable processor, electronic integration is the easiest. That then leaves only two jobs to be done: designing & developing an ejector pylon interface & achieving electrical integration with the DARE-developed stores management system. And mind you, all this work involves both the I-DERBY-ER & Python-5, since the IAF has rejected the Vympel R-73E in favour of Python-5.

To TECHNOLOGY, PHOTOGRAPHY & TRAVEL: The reply will be contained within the narrative of Part-2 of the Aero India 2015 show report, kindly rest assured. In the meantime, read up about what constitutes an airborne testbed here:

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2015-06-15/french-fighter-testbed-makes-public-debut

And these as well:

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2015-06-15/barak-8-target

http://aviationweek.com/paris-air-show-2015/ge-advances-future-fighter-engine

To SUJOY MAJUMDAR: Russia itself is facing economic difficulties now & therefore has re-prioritised its procurement plans. Under the new scheme of things, T-50 PAK-FA’s procurement has been shelved in favour of more urgent reqmts for Su-30SMs, Su-35s & Su-34s.

To MAYUR M MANAPURE: Any SSGN acquired on lease has to be returned back. There’s no question at all of Russia selling them to India as per international treaty agreements.