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The Shrike

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I know iam saying it wrong & with lives of 20 bravehearts lost...

I think the Chinese agression is the best thing which has happened to the plagued & moribunded Indian Defence & MOD..

it made us running straight out of deep slumber..

Now with a marauding china with all it's glory is breathing right against our neck.. we don't have any other options left than to prepare for a long haul..

Years of apathy and cumbersome bureaucratic potholes plaguing our defense preparedness have finally being taken care of at a rapid pace.

Still their's a lot to be done and achieved.. but finally im seeing a light to end of this tunnel.
I have the opposite view, the defence budget was more or less flat this year, and definitely nowhere close to what was really required (IIRC the MoD was allocated something like 50k Cr (or was it 70k?) LESS that what it had asked for. IMO they are still under the impression that a full scale war simply cannot happen with China or Pakistan in this day or age.
 

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I have the opposite view, the defence budget was more or less flat this year, and definitely nowhere close to what was really required (IIRC the MoD was allocated something like 50k Cr (or was it 70k?) LESS that what it had asked for. IMO they are still under the impression that a full scale war simply cannot happen with China or Pakistan in this day or age.
This FY defence budget saw a big increase in Capital Expenditure allocation, CAPEX grew by almost 19%
 

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How it started


How it unfolded


How it ended

Defense satellite launch vehicles, if converted are actually super ICBMs with excess of at the least 12k km of range and 10 mirvs, such as the Titan 2 from 🇺🇸 and Ss18 satan from 🇷🇺.

Are we looking forward to enhance our deterrent capability into that category in the coming decades??
 

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This FY defence budget saw a big increase in Capital Expenditure allocation, CAPEX grew by almost 19%
The 19% increase is compared to the initial budget estimate, but we ended up spending much more than allocated (you can credit the LAC situation), so the real increase is negligible. Nevertheless this year's allocation is still much less than what the forces had actually requested.
This link has some good numbers: https://prsindia.org/budgets/parliament/demand-for-grants-2021-22-analysis-defence
 

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dedicated ew fighter jet is nice, but why dont we make a emp missile for SAM.

imo it will be more effective than anti radiation missile, bec antiradiation missile will need to destroy the radar
but if emp missile will burst near 1km radius it will just fry the electronics

opinions plz :ear::ear:
EMP missiles for SAM sites are not a practical option.
 

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Turkey is making different kind of drones aur hum yaha Rustom ki maiyaa chudwa rahe hai....
Pura DRDO ka fault bhi nahin hai, if the armed forces don't support the project it is difficult for DRDO to progress. The TB2 had full support of the government and the armed forces. Rustom 1 and the TB1 had similar development timelines (both first flight in 2009) and they share similar features.

If you compare the 2 UAV programs you can easily understand where are armed forces mentality towards indigenous products differ from that of Turkey's.

The Bayaraktar TB1 first flew in 2009 and got a firm production order for the TB1 variant in 2011, after that Baykar started working on the TB2 program around 2012 which is the current avatar with better specs (increased payload, endurance etc) which made its first flight on the 2014 and had confirmed production orders by 2015 and then the rest all you guys know. After this now they have the Akinci almost ready for production which has better specs than the tapas.

Rustom 1 on the other hand even after 1st flight in 2009 (which crashed on landing) only had made its 5th test flight by 2011. The armed forces did not accept the product as is and the Rustom 1 fell out of the limelight by 2014. Then came the Rustom 2 (TAPAS Saga) which was supposed to have its first flight by 2013 but only had it on 15 Nov 2016 and the test flights are still taking place.

If you see the way these two programs where handled by the armed forces you can understand where are indigenous R&D efforts fail. The Indian armed forces have a certain fantasy list of requirement which can be fulfilled but will take its time to mature and if DRDO cant fulfill that request they go for foreign purchases and then the place of indigenous product is taken over by the foreign purchases.

While other armed forces take in the product even if it matches 60-75% of the requirements and then have an incremental upgrades via follow on batches.

There are so many examples in India that have followed the same route Tejas, MBT Arjun, ALH, LUH etc
 

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I am not going to reply on twitter on this, but the second one seems more plausible then first.


I think the third one is more suited to the name . Defence satellite Launch Vehicle launching Nanosatellites with sensors to lock on to the enemy satellite and can go for a kill the best thing is if it missed once it can try again and again until the fuel is exhausted.

I have heard it few months back but didn't get a clue on what it is, so ignored.

There are many projects going on in the background that we don't know.
 

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