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by chetak
22 Mar 2019 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1422
Views: 175212

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

India's submarine deal with Russia raised by some US Congress members with FS: Sources https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/indias-submarine-deal-with-russia-raised-by-some-us-congress-members-with-fs-sources/articleshow/68439738.cms Some members of the US Congress raised the issue as ...
by chetak
22 Mar 2019 00:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 408167

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

the bean counters have retreated just a little bit.


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Good news re AOA DISAGREE: Boeing Will Stop Charging to Install Safety Feature After Deadly Crashes
by chetak
22 Mar 2019 00:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 408167

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I think that some low level sacrificial goats will be ceremonially slaughtered but there seems to be a determined and concerted effort to isolate, firewall and ring fence the Boeing company as well as the FAA in a bid to protect the US aviation interests in global markets and prevent airbus as well...
by chetak
21 Mar 2019 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1344
Views: 208359

Re: Analyzing CPEC

interesting nitpick: Balakot where India struck is where CPEC passes through, looks like feel of insecurity in China has been fueled by India's strike hence PLA deployment. so what, saar??. it will get chalked up to collateral damage, no?? one time they said we hit trees, next time some cheeni peop...
by chetak
21 Mar 2019 19:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2831
Views: 387847

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

swiss banks were made exactly for situations such as these. the guys who run such companies will make a nice packet from the hans if they push the GoI to go with cheeni equipment makers as will the policitos and the baboo(n)s. there is an Indian CEO who took a cut from the manufacturer for every ai...
by chetak
21 Mar 2019 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2831
Views: 387847

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

Point to note - Indian telcos are under severe stress. Chinese makers are very capable of undercutting all competition to secure the market, given they're facing very stiff bans in us, europe and east asia. They'll fight hard with our own useful idiots batting for them too. swiss banks were made ex...
by chetak
21 Mar 2019 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1011
Views: 78697

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

Aseemanand and 3 others set free from the accusation of Samjhauta Express bombing afterc12 years in custody. anywhere else, they would be looking at huge compensations and b@!! breaking punishments for the sodding creeps who tortured them and others right up the chain of command including the top b...
by chetak
21 Mar 2019 11:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1036
Views: 134485

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

BSNL is going the way of the dodo??

Employees not paid regularly, they seem to be collecting yearly payments on future billings after giving a 25% discount.

employees are morose, more than usual, and openly admit to some impending disaster/crisis due to "unions".
by chetak
21 Mar 2019 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2831
Views: 387847

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

chinese laws?? for reincarnation?? WOW. What a uniquely advanced society. what about the second coming?? Is he also going to be a slant eyed chinaman, duly approved by the Politburo Standing Committee, carrying a regulation made in china cross?? with a sanitized printed in china book?? and xi peng ...
by chetak
21 Mar 2019 09:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 408167

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Feeling pressure to ground Boeing planes, US Transportation Secretary flies on 737 Max 8 Feeling pressure to ground Boeing planes, US Transportation Secretary flies on 737 Max 8 Elaine Chao and her staff flew on a Southwest Airlines 737 Max 8 from Austin, Texas to Washington, D.C. hours after the T...
by chetak
21 Mar 2019 09:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 408167

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

furious back pedalling and closing the barn doors etc etc. how the mighty have fallen indeed. https://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/img/editorial/2019/03/13/105790021-1552444402601gettyimages-977979552.530x298.jpeg?v=1553023122 Aunty chao or Aunty chaos?? US transport watchdog to audit...
by chetak
20 Mar 2019 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4627
Views: 814130

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

^^ But how much is that capability worth? Is Ajai Shukla correct in saying that Honeywell is now quoting $13.3 million per engine (i.e, $26.6 million per Jaguar)? https://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2019/01/honeywells-high-cost-threatens-jaguar.html $26.6 million for the engines alone is prohibitively ...
by chetak
20 Mar 2019 16:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2831
Views: 387847

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

Chinis are not letting a little thing like re-incarnation get in the way of commie laws! We best be ready to get into a supernatural fight with the PRC over the re-incarnated Dalai Lama. https://thediplomat.com/2019/03/beijing-dalai-lamas-reincarnation-must-comply-with-chinese-laws/ Beijing: Dalai ...
by chetak
20 Mar 2019 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307755

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Rakesh, India should ask one thing at a time. Maybe a b2b deal with an Indian pvt sector for 'hot section' metals. Then there will come LPcompressor stuff for which we may have to collaborate in another another program. One thing at a time, is something that is deliverable. Asking to transfer entir...
by chetak
19 Mar 2019 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 387030

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

VikasM wrote:Not saying debunked but.. Watch this.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/r53xhGoCBmE[/youtube]



VikasM ji,

Don't mind, I corrected the links. :)


https://youtu.be/r53xhGoCBmE



by chetak
19 Mar 2019 19:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3229
Views: 429895

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

shows you how slimy the politicos are Mumbai CSMT footover bridge collapse: Esplanade court sends auditor Neeraj Desai to police custody till 25 March Neeraj Kumar Desai, the owner of the firm that conducted the audit of the foot overbridge near the landmark Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSM...
by chetak
19 Mar 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3631
Views: 620479

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

twitter

Must watch video:

Joint Chiefs Chairman says Google refuses to work with US military but provides “direct benefit” to China’s military



https://twitter.com/HawleyMO/status/1106247367177764865
by chetak
19 Mar 2019 14:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2501
Views: 238058

Re: Understanding the US - Again

twitter

Must watch video:

Joint Chiefs Chairman says Google refuses to work with US military but provides “direct benefit” to China’s military



https://twitter.com/HawleyMO/status/1106247367177764865
by chetak
19 Mar 2019 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 5241

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

posted without prejudice twitter If you claim to be a Hindu, then dont use RIP tag. RIP means stay stagnant. What Hindus want is a better birth, or moksha, ie sad-gati. Movement towards higher planes. To wish a Hindu RIP on his/her demise, is akin to a curse. and when multiple people say it, it take...
by chetak
18 Mar 2019 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 5241

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

https://youtu.be/0tVuimkhqng

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar talks about the Indian army

by chetak
17 Mar 2019 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307755

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

So what collaboration are you expecting on the Tempest program? What do you see different? Many get duped - on this forum, in the media and even in the govt - into this ToT (Transfer of Technology) nonsense. Never before has a term been so maligned and misunderstood as ToT has been. There has never...
by chetak
17 Mar 2019 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 387030

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

An earlier article. INSIDE STORY OF INDIA'S STRIKE INSIDE PAKISTAN INSIDE STORY OF INDIA'S STRIKE INSIDE PAKISTAN By R. Prasannan, Namrata Biji Ahuja And Pradip R. Sagar It was a coincidence, but a propitious one. Two days after a suicide bomber had driven his explosive-laden Maruti Eeco into a troo...
by chetak
16 Mar 2019 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1953
Views: 253421

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I can't help feeling a bit of schadenfreude with this: https://spectator.us/40-horrors-theresa-mays-brexit-deal/ The Brexit deal as negotiated currently (the article is a little dated, but I don't much has changed) will reduce Britain to an EU colony - subject to EU laws and EU courts, but having n...
by chetak
16 Mar 2019 09:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 408167

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

the speed was within acceptable limits. overspeed implies/indicates that a critical flight parameter was exceeded placing the aircraft in imminent danger. Such was not the case. Thanks Chetak saar. Overspeed was mentioned in the news article I read but they may have got the nomenclature wrong. Whil...
by chetak
15 Mar 2019 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2831
Views: 387847

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

India's options - Become part of Quad grouping. Bigger Malabar exercises - Brahmos gift to Taiwan, Bhutan & Japan - No Huawei contract - Attack PoK & Cpec infrastructure What else... why are we so insistent on gifting our potent weapons to some dopy country?? the missile will be in cheeni h...
by chetak
15 Mar 2019 19:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 408167

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Latest reports on the Ethiopian crash suggest that the aircraft was flying unusually fast even though it was less than five minutes into the flight. Its high speed was unsafe at its low altitude and air traffic controllers were wondering what was going on even before the pilot informed them of a fl...
by chetak
14 Mar 2019 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307755

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Karan M ji, I have a sneaking feeling that the deal may be actually for more rafales but the pappu controversy, has, for the moment, drowned out that part. The newer aircraft are getting really very complicated and are also capable of multirole performance so that bit about 42 sqdns or whatever num...
by chetak
14 Mar 2019 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490033

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

There is no concept of kamikaze here. who would have approved and how?? and ultimately, would insurance have paid out?? wonder what their wives would have said about that?? I dont think insurance or even family even come into the picture here. Did the CO of the Khukhri not go down with his ship? At...
by chetak
14 Mar 2019 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490033

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

Not easy to hit a carrier at sea, especially one in a combat zone and that too using shore based aircraft. There would have been major issues in 1971 in locating, tracking and neutralizing unless it was a kamikaze and not expected to return, in which case the chances would have been only very, very...
by chetak
14 Mar 2019 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490033

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

AdityaM wrote:Comments on Twitter post suggested 40 pilots volunteered for Kamikaze


There is no concept of kamikaze here.

who would have approved and how??

and ultimately, would insurance have paid out??

wonder what their wives would have said about that??
by chetak
14 Mar 2019 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490033

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

If IAF had gone up against big E, chances are they might have pulled off a surprise. As recent as 2004, Khan folks came in underestimating our guys. Not easy to hit a carrier at sea, especially one in a combat zone and that too using shore based aircraft. There would have been major issues in 1971 ...
by chetak
14 Mar 2019 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307755

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

First, rationalizing the fleet is fine. Who pays for the replacement? The Govt of India sure hasn't been. The current Govt could afford only 36 in the first tranche of Rafales. Hence IAF has gone for upgrades, that too after a huge delay. Second, the squadron strength requirement for 45 units was m...
by chetak
14 Mar 2019 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490033

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

It was not the Soviet who slowed down Enterprise. It was the USN themselves. They were not interested to get in to any fight and the USN admirals deliberately delayed the movement towards BoB. IAF would have made preparation for any contigency. So not surprised sqd would have been be asked to work ...
by chetak
14 Mar 2019 11:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 408167

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

why would AoA sensors fail in indonesia or ethiopia which are not icy conditions and low height of max 8000feet per logs. these are supposed to rugged devices capable of years of defect free operation with proper care. while MCAS will deservedly get the blame for wrong intervention, the tip of the ...
by chetak
14 Mar 2019 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4186
Views: 382467

Re: Internal Security Watch

TIMES NOW Verified account @TimesNow

BREAKING: Chief justice J&K High Court has accepted plea of CBI to transfer hearing of Yasin Malik case to Jammu.
by chetak
14 Mar 2019 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4186
Views: 382467

Re: Internal Security Watch

avoid these apps like the plague.


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by chetak
14 Mar 2019 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4186
Views: 382467

Re: Internal Security Watch

NSA, Ajit Doval exposes the real Masterminds behind Kandahar plane HIJACK Old interview(2009) of Ajit Doval. I don't expect Pappu & party stop lying. But some M0R0NS who blame ABV Govt , better do the HW. Link : https://www.facebook.com/1430781050470744/posts/2256879397860901/ … https://twitter...
by chetak
14 Mar 2019 09:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 408167

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

U.S. Grounds Boeing 737 After Latest Crash Linked to Earlier One https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-13/trump-says-u-s-grounding-boeing-737-max-aircraft-after-crash?srnd=premium-asia Gratuitously lost moral and technical authority by a formerly well reputed organization. Going forward, ...

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