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    Anonymous

    come on..our army is too advanced for a 3rd gen Nag. I am quite sure they have their sights on 6th gen missile already and may even release their GSQR in a short time for it. They were just waiting for development tests to be over so as to remove any coincidence of its performance with their requirement. Now they can easily nick-pick on faults of the missile and force an import of a Naginzki(vikhr/shturm) from mother russia.

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    Anonymous

    the anon above is correct. of course the russian product is just a pipe dream right now; but the army will pay for “fast track procurement” which the russians will take their time delaying, call for price escalations and ultimately deliver a product that is a dud. but the army will love it because gora hands touched the product before our dirty desi hands.

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    Mr.TaxPayer

    Is the plans for the foreign ATGMs still on?

    Last we heard the French and Russian offers were being considered (~4km range). Are these the ones that can be fired with a tank guns, instead of launchers like Namica?

    Else why not produce more Namicas and Nags?

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    Anonymous

    The Russian and French stuffs (Konkurs/Kornets/Milans) are man portable, whereas Nag is not. But Nag has range on its side. I think both has a role to play in a battlefield.

    On a different note, can someone suggest any literature availabe in the net on IIR seeker and millimetric-wave active radar seeker.I’ll appreciate simpler stuffs,I’m too rookie to understand complex technical details.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Anonymous

    if the army generals want some “commission” out of deals..why dont they go for israeli systems..like Merkava for example..at least our soldiers wont die in battlefield by way of non-performing weapons. There were recent reports that russian naval air-defence radars and allied missiles(shitil?) were absolute dud and worse they were not complaining about it.
    If it were a DRDO stuff..they would put up a grand press conference to condemn the system and demand stopping funding for the program..

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    Mr.TaxPayer

    Russian economy is booming at the expense of their broad defense clientèle. Chinese realized this and stopped wasting money on outdated Russian arms.

    On the contrast Israeli stuff, which is slightly better quality has been ridden with shady deals and strategic weakness of using US sub-components. Even Europe re-uses US components to a certain extent.

    US may not sell stuff with complete tech transfer and Indigenous efforts take hell a lot of time. Now chose – low quality, middle men and strategic risk, technology denial and long delays….. poor souls in the army

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    Anonymous

    So Nag is test fired again “Successfully”!!!

    What’s so great about it, are we not “Successfully” testing it since if I recall 1997, i.e almost 11 years we are testing is Successfully”

    OP here I got the link of successful testing of Nag

    All-India Doordarshan television, New Delhi – September 29, 1997

    India: Antitank missile Nag successfully test-fired for second day
    The indigenous antitank missile, Nag, was successfully test-fired for the second consecutive day today [29th September] from the Interim Test Range at Chandipur in Orissa. Nag is a third generation, heat-seeking antitank guided missile. Describing it as a major milestone, a Defence Ministry press release in New Delh

    Have a cunning decade more DRDO.

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    Mr.TaxPayer

    Exactly.. not actually sharing information on problems faced and rectified makes DRDO looks like a lazy incompetent bunch… and the product(Nag) itself doubtful

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    Anonymous

    What to do for successful test??

    Dumbo guide, coincide with Naga festival and issue PS images.
    http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Aug72008/state2008080683178.asp
    . When some women were returning home after the Puja, a big-sized cobra was seen on the road around 1 pm.

    The Darshan of Lord Nagaraja continued for 20 minutes and a few courageous women offered milk to it.

    Large turn out

    A large number of devotees turned up at Kukke Shree Subramanya temple and Majeshwara Anantha Padmanabha temple on the auspicious day of ‘Nagara Panchami’ on Wednesday to offer their prayers and vows. Thousands of devotees carrying offerings like tender coconut, milk, honey and flowers prayed to the ‘Naga’ seeking his blessings.


    Does this turn the tide on Nag???

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    Anonymous

    last three posts are by our good old pakistani freind buraidiah

    why does this loser not hang around only paki sites beats me

    perhaps because pakistan doesnt make anything apart from license assembled colgate toothbrushes?

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  11. 11

    Bhishma

    Rightly said Anon(@4:52)! The only indigenious thing about pakistani missiles is the Name. Even the paint schemes may be from Asian Paints for all we know.

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