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by sum
12 Oct 2020 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011005

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So, this was test with Manik engine?

Did not clear ground tests means Manik series itself hasnt yet cleared any ground tests or this particular model hadn't been and was just rushed in straight from the line?
by sum
24 Sep 2020 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827128

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi dies of Covid-19

The BJP MP initially asymptomatic was admitted to the dedicated Covid-19 facility at the AIIMS Trauma Centre, where he passed away. Angadi's wife Mangala and other members were also in hospital when he died.
by sum
17 Sep 2020 13:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827128

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^Blomberg has a crazy number about India. 173,932 new cases. Looks like they added 14 th (83809) and 15th (90123) to come up with that figure. 16th is another record: With record 97,894 new infections, India's Covid-19 tally crosses 51-lakh mark Nearly 270k cases in 3 days ( and these are just re...
by sum
16 Sep 2020 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315869

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The truck towing it( Ashok Leyland/Tata ) looks so puny when towing it.

Seems a huge gun!
by sum
16 Sep 2020 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827128

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Chola saar, the initial photo-op isnt the issue . Am sure it looks like a wonderland The issues are: Leaky roofs ( temporary tin stuff not properly renovated and unable to cope with heavy rains this year), zero connectivity, no water connection to the place, no cleanliness protocols followed, no foo...
by sum
16 Sep 2020 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827128

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Heartbreaking read on textbook mismanagement and chalta hain attitude which doesn't seem to have changed 1 bit even after all this: Rest in pieces: The rise and fall of CCC Per article, cases has spiked from 1500 a day when the center was opened to 3000 a day now. Why can't the center be used for m...
by sum
16 Sep 2020 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 404809

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Rohit_K wrote:Martin Baker's SM/marketing is on point. Confirms JF-17 crash:

https://twitter.com/MB_EjectEject/statu ... 7138960384

Wow....amazingly alert marketing team out there!
by sum
16 Sep 2020 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377677

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://twitter.com/neeraj_rajput/status/1305830205320175616 GoI is sending out US style mobilizations images. The tweet above has a video of a IA logistics node with hundreds of trucks. There are images of Leh with C17 dropping off supplies. IA is showing winter items, that is to be used by the tr...
by sum
15 Sep 2020 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827128

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Heartbreaking read on textbook mismanagement and chalta hain attitude which doesn't seem to have changed 1 bit even after all this:
Rest in pieces: The rise and fall of CCC

Set up at a cost of Rs 11.55 cr in July, the covid care center at BIEC will breathe its last today.
by sum
12 Sep 2020 05:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827128

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

How is it that we are rolling along at 1L/cases per day without any change consistently( and our daily avg is magnitudes higher than next highest) whereas every other country in the world has clear crest and troughs depending on their lock/unlock/ school opening etc events?
by sum
11 Sep 2020 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377677

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^ For whoever interested, Trishul blogspot has a new article on the SFF. Very , very long one but lots and lots of info.

Very interesting read to know about all our efforts to use SFF and the missions they undertook within Tibet etc
by sum
07 Sep 2020 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 705039

Re: Understanding the US - Again

If SMIC is indeed targeted, will be a kick and stamp on the b@lls of the Chinese semicon ambitions.
by sum
07 Sep 2020 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011005

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Is there any link to this video online, saar?
by sum
07 Sep 2020 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827128

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Cancer patients make surprising full recovery from Covid-19 More than 98% of the 40-odd Cancer patients who contracted Covid at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology here made a full recovery barring two deaths. The situation is similar at Victoria, Aster CMI, and Majumdar Shaw Medical Centre at Na...
by sum
07 Sep 2020 10:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827128

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

As predicted when it was in the news 2 months back, the "biggest COVID center" already winding up within 1-2 months of actual functioning The only aim of the game is to make money ( set up a center at a far off, infra-less place with no transport or basic facilities and when no one opts fo...
by sum
06 Sep 2020 12:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827128

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Honestly, when something streches over 5 -6 months and no real end in sight, cant expect 1 Billion folks to be cooped up and following "social distancing" in a super dense and unplanned ( where there will be 1 park for whole city) place like ours Fatigue will set in and its something unavo...
by sum
02 Sep 2020 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011005

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Isn't the Shaurya a semi-ballistic missile? How is that going to work in a hot war without accidentally triggering a blatant ballistic missile exchange with China? Will the Chinese (or Pak) radar detecting these launches understand that these launches are in-lieu of cruise-missiles (because we don'...
by sum
02 Sep 2020 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1044403

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Disclaimer: the year is 2020 now. I was checking the notes from Chimera to see what Indian military tech predictions from that scenario have materialized and what died on the wine through the years. Are we still awaiting the order for 15 LCHs to be placed? At least one prediction from Chimera came ...
by sum
02 Sep 2020 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011005

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The program was scrapped and now has been resurrected under some other title iirc. Trials to begin in December.... Too many times has words like "imminent induction", "all hurdles passed" been used in the past which gave false hopes. So not sure what to make of this new funda of...
by sum
02 Sep 2020 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1961
Views: 236634

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

We will always have a reason ready:
Economic recession, incompetent MoD, over-ambitious IN changing specs, useless Defence Min, COVID-19

Take your pick!
by sum
31 Aug 2020 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964649

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

We need to reassure ourselves that our global strategic partners can provide us with that kind of intelligence,” says Lt General Rakesh Sharma, former GoC of the Leh-based 14 Corps.

So we are intel-nude in the entire sector basically?
by sum
31 Aug 2020 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1085
Views: 216114

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

^^ 20 years from now, we will be talking of same thing but with U-209 replaced by Scorpene
by sum
26 Aug 2020 15:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4308
Views: 740033

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

All i can do on reading this is:
:rotfl:

and then go in the corner and cry about the future of our indigenisation dreams.

Guess we will forever be the cash cow that keeps on giving to all and sundry countries, right from tiny Israel to giant US
by sum
24 Aug 2020 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1961
Views: 236634

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Worst part is none of these learning will be of any use since no 2nd copy of this is being ordered and we are already jumping onto the next complex shiniest thing wherein the same "our first time, so complex project hence a decade delay" can be trotted out Same story as with the Scorpenes/...
by sum
24 Aug 2020 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 892
Views: 218681

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Ummn, the article says Gbranch will be revived

Had it been scrapped? IIRC, it was a stellar performer in J&K!
by sum
21 Aug 2020 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 223
Views: 82194

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

The sheer tech might of Amir-khan: US government built secret iPod with Apple’s help, former engineer says Shayer said he never learned precisely what the modified iPod did. He knew that the engineers were combining the modified OS with some sort of hardware added to a fifth-generation iPod. The obj...
by sum
21 Aug 2020 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4571
Views: 754985

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

It is truly Divine Grace that India is still together and marching forward despite such a treasonous person occupying the role of NSA and literally dictating strategic polity to the weak PM. ++ 1000% Truely a miracle we held together all these years with the kind of "eminent folks" holdin...
by sum
19 Aug 2020 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 223
Views: 82194

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Seems a goldmine of a book: RAW: A History of India’s Covert Operations' showcases India’s shadow warriors The intelligence included the Tigers’ military formations as well as civilian populations so as to avoid casualties. ‘It was not LTTE alone that killed our assets,’ said Pawan Arora, a R&AW...
by sum
19 Aug 2020 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 171
Views: 24102

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

^ And I wouldn't dismiss their efforts anyway. Time and again the chinese have shown themselves capable of innovating by hook or by crook. I still remember how surprised everyone, including CIA, were when they showed off their j20s. The speed by which they churn out ships, their meteoric rise, thei...
by sum
16 Aug 2020 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2393
Views: 511917

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

he future of this UAV programme is still unclear, with the Services yet to give any firm commitment. Sources say the Tapas team is determined to prove several new capabilities during the next set of trials.]

:|
by sum
13 Aug 2020 13:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 171
Views: 24102

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

Absolutely. But they are showing a will and are slowly getting building blocks in place. The bulk of activity is still in older nodes and having mastery on that should suffice for national goals. When a favourable regime comes in US, taps will open and the ramp up will be amazing at that time (.sinc...
by sum
13 Aug 2020 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 171
Views: 24102

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

Really admire the way the Chinese are marching on in the semiconductor domain despite all the denials. Have no doubt that they will crack the puzzle sooner than later given all the means they employ to ensure their needs are met ( self reliance for thir own products). The Koreans are $*** scared abo...
by sum
12 Aug 2020 09:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66155

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

^^^ +1

Is just a show of defiance and "up yours" more than any other reasons.
Similar to the beef eating and cow slaughtering in common areas and claiming it is a integral part of religion when it never was
by sum
12 Aug 2020 09:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 741
Views: 73807

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

Another misleading thing is usage of plantations in the forest cover for our case, i guess. If these are removed, the forest cover scenario is pretty grim indeed and worsening. As for tree cover, a cursory walk through a city like Bangalore should indicate the shockingly low tree cover currently for...
by sum
12 Aug 2020 07:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059731

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Many in the peaceful community have been getting phone calls from unknown numbers to mobilize for a struggle towards "aazadi", so it has all the hallmarks of a ISI operation. I guess the original plan was to set fire in all the cities using CAA fig leaf, but then the covid hit and poured ...
by sum
11 Aug 2020 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1085
Views: 216114

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Watching train wrecks happening in front of own eyes is really painful. Same happened with the AWACs/Netra story where everyone knew the day the order numbers stopped at 3 ( instead of pushing through with 8-10 at one shot) and it was obvious that these would be the last AWACs we would induct for a ...
by sum
11 Aug 2020 13:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 374
Views: 106910

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

Heartbreaking read
by sum
11 Aug 2020 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1085
Views: 216114

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

That embargo does not apply to anything that is license produced in India. So the Scorpenes are exempt. Also it means that any sub selected for P-75I will have to be made in India like the Scorpenes were. That's all. Cannot believe that am seeing the same HDW story repeat with paying through nose f...
by sum
10 Aug 2020 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2393
Views: 511917

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Thats is the saddest part that we couldnt even get a unarmed version also up in the air and atleast into a LSP stage even after all these years Heartbreaking to see billion after billions being given away to Israeli and other cos for even vanilla UAVs ( not talking about the niche armed or ultra lon...
by sum
08 Aug 2020 13:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4308
Views: 740033

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

It is not always lobbying, corruption etc. Much of the shenanigans can be attributed to the phenomenon called "Indiligence" "Indiligence" is a combination of words Indian and Intelligence. The primary driving factor for this is the insatiable urge to demonstrate your intelligenc...

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