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by Prasad
16 Jan 2019 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3834
Views: 529248

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HTT-40 armed version with guns and a couple of IR guided missiles might work in the helihunter role.
by Prasad
10 Jan 2019 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2285
Views: 136926

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

SD survives. Long after PV and Commies are gone from Kerala, SD will survive. Commies have to be 'sent' by somebody, for them to go. Unless somebody stands up n fights, they wont. Sachins post only illustrates how idiotic it was for both Kerala & WB yindoos to follow the commie line and ignore ...
by Prasad
10 Jan 2019 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Semiconductor gurus, what do you think of the recently announced Huawei's 7nm process server CPU? https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/06/huawei-claims-its-kunpeng-920-arm-based-risc-processor-is-the-industrys-fastest/ Intel hasn't even produced 10nm chips in numbers, leave alone 7nm. Huawei, Apple and ...
by Prasad
09 Jan 2019 11:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4875
Views: 367598

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Lease or outright buy, these planes are used here. Any country would use it to its advantage. I'm sure companies like L&T and Tata would love to setup an assembly line for these jets. Just needs government b@lls.
by Prasad
08 Jan 2019 20:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

I don't think any country has reversed a declining population. Japan and Germany are projected to decline too. Southern indian states have a below replacement tfr too. It is very difficult to reverse it.
by Prasad
08 Jan 2019 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 569231

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The Aladdin story is supposedly set in Kashgar and aladin himself was supposedly a Uighur. fwiw.

PR or otherwise, its good to see them showcase women this way.
by Prasad
07 Jan 2019 23:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4875
Views: 367598

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

“With a total of 1,055 aircraft on order, as many as 100 planes consisting of wide-body, narrow-body and regional ones are to be delivered to Indian carriers each year for the next five years,” Sydney-based aviation think-tank Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) had forecast in 2017. Not gettin...
by Prasad
06 Jan 2019 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

And guess who bought Kuka and is milking them now.
by Prasad
06 Jan 2019 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

PRC-Taiwan is nothing more than a dog & pony show. Ultimately once PRC gets rich, Taiwan will voluntarily unify with them. Taiwan has been a great conduit of US technology to PRC especially semiconductor manufacturing. Essentially Taiwan has passed on all it got from US to PRC causing great har...
by Prasad
06 Jan 2019 00:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

But lets not kid ourselves. The prc goons are vulnerable and quite full of bluff but the american public while gungho on trumpist be and buy american slogans, are very used to low priced chinese goods right from very cheap use and throw level to better products that are challenging western products ...
by Prasad
03 Jan 2019 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2660
Views: 492040

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

A330 order isn't done yet acc to Dr Christopher.
by Prasad
03 Jan 2019 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2285
Views: 136926

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Next up: SC will be asked to ban Cruelty to Elephants as in using them at relijjiuous festivals with noise, fire (lamps) and ppl sitting on their backs while the poor things have to stand for hours with cruel load of umbrella etc. Instead they will be trained to put a ref flag on one ear and anothe...
by Prasad
03 Jan 2019 14:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2285
Views: 136926

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sachin and Dileep and others, This comes to a fundamental question: Is India a 1) democracy or 2) an elected monarchy? The arguments being made are central Govt should bypass the will of the State as represented by the elected State Govt and pass an ordinance. Such course of action is if India is a...
by Prasad
03 Jan 2019 14:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

China would respect the Taiwanese people’s religious and legal freedoms in a unified “one country, two systems” framework, Xi said. But he warned that the profound political differences between Taiwan, a vibrant democracy, and China, a highly authoritarian government, were no excuse to reject unifi...
by Prasad
03 Jan 2019 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 964
Views: 150520

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

They talked about the levcons working during takeoffs and landing and how these have aided maneuverability in other flight regimes.. little wonder then that canards are being looked at for the mk2.
by Prasad
02 Jan 2019 19:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2285
Views: 136926

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I don't want to sound parochial or bring in politics but Kerala Hindus blaming BJP for Sabarimala is like me blaming Aishwaria Rai for not sleeping with me. What have the parties that you vote i.e. LDF and UDF have done for Sabarimala? First ask yourself that question. All the lawyers and activists...
by Prasad
26 Dec 2018 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 225
Views: 21968

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

At this point in time, the question to ask is whether the world has a problem with Communist China (i.e. the one run by the CCP, communist only in name), or there is a problem with China as a civilizational country - a problem which will continue even if the Party is miraculously replaced by a demo...
by Prasad
25 Dec 2018 15:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 569231

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

One look at Euro aerial tanker fleet will tell you the story. Check out tanker details from the Libyan campaign and who brought how many.
by Prasad
23 Dec 2018 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4520
Views: 776969

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Don't think it was specified during the talk. It was just mentioned as an imported engine and treated like a plug-n-play item that they had no concern about. He repeatedly mentioned lower sfc, lower maintenance and operating costs as prime aims. So if a desi engine does not match imported engine, it...
by Prasad
23 Dec 2018 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4520
Views: 776969

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Apparently, AVM Matheshwaran rejected it during the committee review, so was dropped. SNECMA has promised 88 KN, and some ToT will come for non core modules. I recall meeting AVM Matheshwaran at his apartment few month after this review. His objection was SNECMA core means the GTRE development is d...
by Prasad
21 Dec 2018 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 569231

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

the real deal will be if they can cajole some country in latin america to get into a military pack and offer land and air base. right now, usa gets by with nothing spent on homeland defence in the sea realm. things will change if a chinese submarine base gets opened in latin america and subs and wa...
by Prasad
21 Dec 2018 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3501
Views: 738772

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

National herald. Let lapdogs throw muck. Use mouthpiece to sound reasonable.
by Prasad
20 Dec 2018 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3502
Views: 651915

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Next RLV test would be the heli dropped and runway landing test.
by Prasad
20 Dec 2018 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3501
Views: 738772

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Came out of the fact that HAL decided to go the tender-route after price escalation by the Israelis apparently.
by Prasad
19 Dec 2018 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 98
Views: 28416

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Well for that you need to fund and nurture your own. When nobody seems to be interested in doing that, what use getting angry at west or china?
by Prasad
19 Dec 2018 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2660
Views: 492040

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Kickbacks allegations :(
Plus the fact that the IAF wants a true blue bigger 360degree coverage AWACS.
by Prasad
18 Dec 2018 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Crossposting the crossposting - Crossposting: This is something that needs to be followed closely. Xi's neat little solutions to the Uighur problem is playing right into the hands of western Great Gamers. India's messy, long drawn out but more sustainable methods is not even a remote option for Xi's...
by Prasad
18 Dec 2018 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2109
Views: 392395

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Night-time paradrops with ngv videos from inside, helmet-cam, ground based videos plus photographs next would be nice. A man can dream no?
by Prasad
18 Dec 2018 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

One would think Indias next gen telecom networks would be one of those critical sectors. Remember, Huawei has run trials earlier too with Airtel..
by Prasad
17 Dec 2018 09:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3454
Views: 569231

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

For India to raise costs for Cina, in terms of presence, we don't need pinpricks on the border by IA. We need to up their internal security costs in Tibet & X. That will cost them considerably more in not just monetary terms but also politically in the international stage. They're already gettin...
by Prasad
16 Dec 2018 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3501
Views: 738772

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

No. Perhaps keep it at that price for sale to Bahrain et al. :) At $93 Million - will it find any buyers? Keep in mind that by the time the Tejas production lines are stabilized and IAF requirements are met the F35 will be available at $80 million per bird (base price) and there will be literally h...
by Prasad
15 Dec 2018 11:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 119079

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

prasannasimha wrote:Rumours are that a Mach 7 air launnched mussile was tested. Remember that K aeries included one such missile.

When was this?
by Prasad
13 Dec 2018 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Very true. There are a few details on their investments in this regard in both my articles posted earlier in this thread. It is quite widespread. That is what we must remember. Central and city/state governments are pouring in money like anything. But hi-tech needs that and more with uncertain resul...
by Prasad
13 Dec 2018 19:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

To follow-on, I've been following these guys reporting out of Aladdin-land for a while now. Tell me, what have the goons done in X that hasn't been done in Tibet? Forced disappearances, blatant demolitions, massive state scrutiny/surveillance, all of it. Nothing is new. So then why rake up X? Think ...
by Prasad
13 Dec 2018 19:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Trump is unique and very unpredictable. If the Democrats return next turn and the Chinese push contributions to various foundations, think they'll be as hard as Trump on them? How soon could that change? Nyt, wapo are secstate mouthpieces. They'll turn media attention in a second if needed.
by Prasad
13 Dec 2018 16:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

China will not challenge US standards in technology and financials. They are signaling that they are content to stay in 2nd place. The US won’t see a need to make a deal with anyone else to contain China. It has the power to do it by themselves. It would be different if the chinis had fought and dr...
by Prasad
12 Dec 2018 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

but arent they sitting on the worlds biggest known deposits of "rare earths" and mongolia/tibet/east turkestan is all sand for silicon ? Semicon manufacturing is a very intensive multi-step process. You need high quality raw materials, gases, acids, etching stuff, this that that is produc...
by Prasad
12 Dec 2018 11:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Like the processors themselves, they're not sitting on their heels and waiting for things to drop in their lap. Their focus is to reduce and eliminate foreign dependencies on imports. They've achieved some success in mocvd mfg but there are many stages in the silica to chip process. Materials is a m...
by Prasad
11 Dec 2018 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2641
Views: 341674

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Oh...many Indian elites in think tanks are taking apart US & Canada on the Huawei issue. It is fun watching from the sidelines, listening to the arguments from both sides is it not? Each side trying to play the moral high ground gambit while being lower than the other in truth. Much to watch an...
by Prasad
11 Dec 2018 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 618
Views: 92232

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

If its a catobar, nla should do just fine :)

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