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by sum
31 Mar 2020 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4147
Views: 306083

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

One single lady of a church cult in South Korea caused the numbers to shoot from 20 odd to 6000. So just hoping that this Jamat isnt Indian version of that!
by sum
26 Mar 2020 12:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4749
Views: 608477

Re: Internal Security Watch

Meanwhile, one peaceful shot at in Blore for doing the usual wheelie+stone throwing routine: Bengaluru Police open fire on man for assaulting them The Sanjayanagar police opened fire on a man identified as Tajoddin, a resident of North Bengaluru, for assaulting policemen when he was taken for spot i...
by sum
24 Mar 2020 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610905

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Not sure which wall one has to go and bang head against to help understand the logic of this move
by sum
23 Mar 2020 04:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421374

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Watching hundreds of videos and images from every corner of India where people voluntarily put themselves under curfew and came out to their doors,windows,balconies at 5 PM to clap for the health workers, emergency staff, security personnel is both deeply emotional and heart warming . The most touc...
by sum
22 Mar 2020 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4147
Views: 306083

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Agree.

Anyways that was Korean talk all around when they were #2 in tally and were being taunted,esp by Japan with lots of travel bans etc

It all died down once Europe, murica etc overshot Korea by some margin and became a worldwide thing
by sum
22 Mar 2020 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421374

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Watching hundreds of videos and images from every corner of India where people voluntarily put themselves under curfew and came out to their doors,windows,balconies at 5 PM to clap for the health workers, emergency staff, security personnel is both deeply emotional and heart warming . To think this...
by sum
22 Mar 2020 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4147
Views: 306083

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

why Japan has less death than Italy, because the Italians did not take the damn thing seriously. The Japanese went on hard borders as soon as the Chinese region exploded. The Italians were carrying out "hug a chinese" exercise during that time. Koreans say Japanese numbers arent reliable ...
by sum
18 Mar 2020 13:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1002
Views: 205921

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

^^ Saar, do you really believe any numbers coming out of TSP and do you think they have any testing infra to even bother to test?
by sum
16 Mar 2020 13:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1108
Views: 131152

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

What a pathetic situation with zero solutions in sight.

Literal sub-Saharan situation with even zero level basic needs being absent in the "IT belt" of India
by sum
05 Mar 2020 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421374

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

[quote][Saying "proud Hindu" in India celebrates Hindu supremacy. Saying proud Muslim at a time when Muslims are attacked for being Muslim, is like asserting Gay Pride when being gay is stigmatised.[/quote ]
The line between parody and reality really blurs :-?
by sum
01 Mar 2020 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 711
Views: 82860

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

How the F*** does one have this enery to cling onto power at 94?

Seems to be outdoing gold standard desi politicos and making them look like novices
by sum
01 Mar 2020 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246370

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Saar, all our indigenous jets will have Amriki powerplants for very long foreseeable future.
Also, literally all our transport fleet, Naval recon fleet, helo fleet etc are getting more Amriki and getting standardized on it

So they have us by the b@lls for ages to come
by sum
29 Feb 2020 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4618
Views: 849732

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1232965865089294341 ---> Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the newly-inaugurated LCH final assembly hangar of HAL in Bengaluru today. ... What a bizarre event, honorable minister goes to inaugurate a assembly facility without placing any actual orders! Check out...
by sum
27 Feb 2020 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 711
Views: 82860

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

^^ Such a familiar desi feel reading this article
by sum
26 Feb 2020 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98058

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Incredibly, more than a year later, the army has not yet placed an indent for 118 Arjun Mark 1A. It has raised numerous issues – including ammunition availability, non-availability of spares and low indigenous content – to successfully avoid placing an order. How does the bolded argument even work ...
by sum
25 Feb 2020 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421374

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The rope has been handed ( a very long one) and the ROPers are really grabbing all over it to hang themselves with it
by sum
25 Feb 2020 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4618
Views: 849732

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The 22 being acquired by IAF will be placed under IA after all arrive? So, IA will have 22+6 of this deal in future? Did either of them order the IOC completed LCH finally? No idea why separate deals of Apache by both services separately. Anyways, Indian procurement system has never been something I...
by sum
25 Feb 2020 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4618
Views: 849732

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

6 numbers of Apache( for the IA that too and not a follow on order for IAF) at such huge cost is still a head stretcher for me.

Were the Rudra and LCH so much backward that they couldn't do what gold plated 6 apaches will do?
by sum
24 Feb 2020 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4147
Views: 306083

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

South Korea reports 161 new cases of #coronavirus and 1 fatality; raising their total to 763 cases, 7 dead. Japan isn’t testing as much and has a high percent of unlinked cases relative to its total. Japan may be a big hot spot. That's what all the Koreans here are going around saying these days th...
by sum
20 Feb 2020 08:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236098

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^^ Most probably, some concerned soul in MoD leaked it to the papers to help raise a hue and cry and stop this weird negotiation phase in its tracks
by sum
19 Feb 2020 13:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1002
Views: 205921

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

IIRC, there is more to the story than the ship simply making a stop in India when it had lots of shady goods.
Maybe it was lured there/"engine fault" made it come there etc. Will know the true story only after a time lag, I guess
by sum
18 Feb 2020 14:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421374

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ Even a million pranaams aren't enough for Tukaram Omble ji !!
by sum
18 Feb 2020 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421374

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Another closet sanghi outed! When it rains it pours. https://twitter.com/DrAMSinghvi/status/1229598528365682688 Abhishek Singhvi @DrAMSinghvi The deportation of Debbie Abrahams by India was indeed necessary, as she is not just an MP, but a Pak proxy known for her clasp with e Pak govt and ISI. Ever...
by sum
18 Feb 2020 06:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236098

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/despite-indigenous-guns-success-country-plans-imports-from-israel-42678 Despite indigenous guns’ success, country plans imports from Israel excerpts According to sources, so far there is no indication to have locally made guns to fill in the numbers for which negot...
by sum
17 Feb 2020 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2294
Views: 462663

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Any updates on any of the UAV programs since zilch news on any over these 1-2 years ?
by sum
17 Feb 2020 13:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711061

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^ Absolutely agree.

So many programs over these last few years seem so promising and all set to be on the verge of acceptance and then *crickets chirping*
by sum
14 Feb 2020 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4749
Views: 608477

Re: Internal Security Watch

Kittoo sir had mentioned in another thread about how he was the same radical when he was his IIT classmate
by sum
14 Feb 2020 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4618
Views: 849732

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Shitting in our pants. Looking at our helicopter procurement, we should patent how to grab defeat from jaws of victory. With an excellent indigenous platform (Dhruv) and the ecosystem that spawned from it (WSI, Rudra, LCH, LUH, IMRH), we have decided to invest our precious resources in procuring fo...
by sum
12 Feb 2020 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 192
Views: 65458

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Absolutely no reason to believe that 100% of Indian data/communications etc isn't compromised, esp by Unkil. Enough of human assets too to spill any beans required to Unkil ( just dangling green card or admission for babu/mantra/spooks kids in US universities is enough) Given that nearly everything ...
by sum
07 Feb 2020 11:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711061

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

While the support from the Navy is great (200 missile commitment), I wish the IA & IAF had inducted Tranche 1 of Nirbhays with imported engines. We can iron out operational & production kinks while Tranche 2 with indigenous engine gets ready. This "closing down" of Nirbhay program...
by sum
05 Feb 2020 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208287

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

On paper, the Egyptians have good inventory from every arms producing country - F-16s, Mig-35s, Mirage-2000s, Rafael's, MIA1s. T-90s , Type-209s, Mistral LHDs, FREMM , Oliver Perry frigates etc etc. Never knew they had this many diverse type of hardware. A worthy competitor to Desh in maintaining a...
by sum
04 Feb 2020 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4618
Views: 849732

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^ Whatever happened to the LCH? Did the IOC versions join the IAF finally?
by sum
31 Jan 2020 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656546

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

OBOGS is planned on Mk-2 (MWF)

Huh? Wasnt OBOGS supposed to be done and ready to go after decade of toil?
We still couldnt crack it?
by sum
29 Jan 2020 09:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421374

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Some of my "liberal" friends on FB are going ballistic on this and saying how this shows we are now ruled by a Fuhrer etc. As per them, Arnab ignoring the guy was running with his tail tucked instead of replying back and the "comedian" was right to question and heckle him. Truly ...
by sum
23 Jan 2020 06:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711061

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

India successfully test-fires 3,500 km nuclear-capable missile K-4 -By Hemant Kumar Rout https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2020/jan/20/india-successfully-test-fires-3500-km-nuclear-capable-missile-k-4-2091838.html Developed by DRDO, the weapon with a dummy payload was launched in full ...
by sum
16 Jan 2020 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 381
Views: 66629

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

As per the HUD, 63 kN is the engine thrust?
by sum
14 Jan 2020 16:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4749
Views: 608477

Re: Internal Security Watch

very impressive network they( TN Police/Q-branch) seemed to have maintained
by sum
20 Dec 2019 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656557

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Bengaluru prays, protests for India

No idea why these folks are playing rght into BJP hands with their antics ( pics in link of "certain community" praying on roads in Blore as part of protests)
by sum
19 Dec 2019 05:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4813
Views: 940602

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Sobering read: Demographic dream is collapsing rapidly The demographic dividend of a country is essentially a period of two-three decades when the birth rates go down and this leads to a situation wherein the workforce of the country is growing at a faster rate in comparison to its population. As th...

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