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by chetak
11 Aug 2018 18:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 948
Views: 85918

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Yea .. "Insult" should be guiding principle of our foreign policy. There was this article I read yesterday about the 3 blunders India committed in Nepal. <snip> One need not agree with the author but it was certainly worth a read. I will try and locate the article and post it here . https...
by chetak
10 Aug 2018 17:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2062
Views: 244390

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

All these articles of discontent and Trump awe seem to be a part of psyops from either side. It could be to placate Trump by praising him in media(less likely) or part of American strategy to sow discontent(more likely). why would US govt honchos take inputs from the press when they have access to ...
by chetak
10 Aug 2018 17:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317709

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

note the small 737 sized plane of Etihad. i think gulfies now get access to some 10+ places in india with such small planes like lucknow, mangalore, trichy i dont know if indian private carriers have been given the reciprocal slots that AI we know is in no position to use. they should be given They...
by chetak
10 Aug 2018 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2062
Views: 244390

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

x posted from the OBOR thread Financial Times: Chinese Officials “Awed” by Trump’s “Skill as a Strategist and Tactician” Posted on July 26, 2018 by Yves Smith A Financial Times article, The Chinese are wary of Donald Trump’s creative destruction, by Mark Leonard, director of the European Council on ...
by chetak
10 Aug 2018 14:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 837
Views: 102457

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Financial Times: Chinese Officials “Awed” by Trump’s “Skill as a Strategist and Tactician” Posted on July 26, 2018 by Yves Smith A Financial Times article, The Chinese are wary of Donald Trump’s creative destruction, by Mark Leonard, director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, is so prov...
by chetak
10 Aug 2018 14:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 837
Views: 102457

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

China's Leaders in Awe of Trump's "Creative Destruction" Agenda Chinese leaders are apparently impressed by Trump's strategic and tactical brilliance in trying to rebuild international power structures in America's favor (aka. 'Creative Destruction') https://www.ft.com/content/f83b20e4-8e...
by chetak
08 Aug 2018 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 715571

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Rotax seems to be the gold standard for UAV engines.

We should have imported a few, used them in desi projects and tried to reverse engineer them. That would have seemed a likelier proposition.

Didn't rutan form the basis for some of the desi experiments??
by chetak
06 Aug 2018 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 881
Views: 138214

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

Per the israelis, the packaging is more an art and not so much as engineering. Even there, all are not equally accomplished and it is the russian jews who by far excel at this art. Be that as it may, let us agree to disagree. If there was any doubt about you being a Navy man, this settles it (peopl...
by chetak
06 Aug 2018 17:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 881
Views: 138214

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

Quick numeric analysis- MKI is 80% heavier than Rafale when empty - 10t to 18 ton MKI lifts 55% more in all up weight than Rafale - 24.5 t to 38 ton MKI lifts 38% more payload (fuel+weapons) than Rafael - 14.5 tons to 20 tons So MKI lugs around 2.5 tons on extra dead body weight as compared to Rafa...
by chetak
05 Aug 2018 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 881
Views: 138214

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

There is one other country that does better packaging by far and that is Israel. I am not too sure of that anymore. They are fairly equivalent. The French investments in automated design tools, workforce, precision manufacturing and their overall electronics manufacturing industry (see UMS for inst...
by chetak
05 Aug 2018 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 38053

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Here is a "sports" journalist's take on "peace" with the pakis. The solution is so very simple, I wonder why no one else thought of it. From now on, these guys want folks like gundappa vishwanath, kapil dev, siddhu, sunil gavaskar, vvs lakshman, et al, to drive Indian foreign pol...
by chetak
05 Aug 2018 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2024
Views: 402019

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

From The Hindu: ‘LCA clearance may take time’ Every time there is good news about Tejas, inside sources come out to rebut them. if I was Dr. Bhambre, I would find out the source and ask why he was not informed before he made the Lok Sabha submission to the starred question. This inside source has j...
by chetak
05 Aug 2018 14:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2999
Views: 198125

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran is offering to insure oil cargoes to India after some local insurers stopped providing the service in the face of impending US sanctions Iranian insurance may be the kind where they collect the premium but if the oil tanker gets wrecked, they may not pay up. They have a hard time sticking to a...
by chetak
04 Aug 2018 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 24955

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

I would be wary of reports that appear in the wire and other commie/naxal media of that ilk. Even the Indian express and coupta's rag are shoveling fake news almost daily. This govt has cut off access to many journos so they manufacture their own news. That american bumpkin, siddharth varadarajan is...
by chetak
04 Aug 2018 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 24955

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

COMCASA maybe required to operate predator drones which use US satellites line of sight communication. I doubt if we will use US satellites. It would leave us completely at their mercy. Moreover, a lot of the times, the US MIL and the CIA think very differently, say on pukistan, for instance. We co...
by chetak
04 Aug 2018 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 359
Views: 46705

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Singha wrote:these same rd33 engines are on the JF17 ....


The engines on the airforce MiGs are of conventional construction but the ones used by the IN are of modular construction allowing for (easier??) replacement of just the affected module.

Hardly makes much difference if the engines perform poorly.
by chetak
04 Aug 2018 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 881
Views: 138214

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

Just shows the level of investment the French put into their tech and how its paid off. See the small size of the Rafale radar above and yet it matches that of previous gen heavies with much larger radars. Ultra-compact packaging to the max. There is one other country that does better packaging by ...
by chetak
04 Aug 2018 09:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 359
Views: 46705

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ all too true Saar, I just couldn't resist a little jab at Shri Cholas situation. Doing Chinese naval analysis and seeing them build hardware at a frenetic pace all the while when folks here are playing the gentleman's game. I dunno how he does it. I'd have bust an artery or two ages ago. :mrgreen...
by chetak
03 Aug 2018 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172621

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The effing right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. A bit of coordination would have saved India from a lot of embarrassment. Why don't you calm down, lose the rude language and explain what part of the inability to track the movement of a non-Indian national is India's fault or 'embar...
by chetak
03 Aug 2018 19:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 38053

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

can anyone confirm if there is any truth to this Mateen Haider@haider_mateen #Indian external intelligence Agency #RAW station chief for #Afghanistan in #Kabul , #SureshMehra shot dead, he was key intelligence commander for planning terrorist attacks in Pakistan including subversive acts, from Kabul...
by chetak
03 Aug 2018 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172621

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Antigua confirms that Nirav Modi is in their country along with Choksi https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/mehul-choksi-in-antigua-cbi-receives-confirmation-extradition-process-to-start-soon/articleshow/65247089.cms The effing right hand does not know what the left hand is...
by chetak
03 Aug 2018 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 359
Views: 46705

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Having said this, I don't see this naval flanker fantasy going anywhere despite how much burnol poor Cholaji has to use while viewing tfta looking PLAN fighters doing their thing. :twisted: these are the heartbreaks that all jingos have to suffer thanks to an utterly callous political class and civ...
by chetak
03 Aug 2018 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 359
Views: 46705

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ not necessarily. Redesign can be done to avoid such a repeat can loterally save millions of dollars qnd lives the switch is supposed to be guarded and wire locked. On that day, what do you think was the status of the said switch?? The original design was fine as long as all laid down procedures a...
by chetak
03 Aug 2018 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 359
Views: 46705

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

@Austin saar, Here, I must take issue with you. Like a simple case of not having the FBW in the right place and lead to accidental switch off by pilot lead to fall of MKI , now they changed the location of FBW on MKI but such things happend only after decades of MKI service , First and foremost, a h...
by chetak
03 Aug 2018 10:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 837
Views: 102457

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

It's bullshit theory propagated by DDM that China is eyeing Indian market through Nepal. ODOR is a geopolitical strategy by Han, with or without India. X posted from the Economy thread We have been entirely too soft on china and its shady ways of pushing cheap and shoddy goods into India by hook or...
by chetak
03 Aug 2018 08:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1838
Views: 279107

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We have been entirely too soft on china and its shady ways of pushing cheap and shoddy goods into India by hook or by crook. The costs of this deliberate economic aggression are approaching "enemy action" proportions. No wonder these buggers are so desperately pushing for India to accept t...
by chetak
03 Aug 2018 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 359
Views: 46705

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If the base is by the sea you need the aircraft to be navalized to some extent. Corrosion can lead to far faster structural damage than most other causes. These are expensive assets so we need to take much more care. The only things that could be omitted are the strengthening of the fuselage and un...
by chetak
02 Aug 2018 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 359
Views: 46705

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It is still an expensive proposition because this lot of 40 would have to be navalized first. That means parts interchangeability is low and also the standard of preparation will be different. It is also one good way forward. No Sir. When operating from land air bases, you do not need to do anythin...
by chetak
02 Aug 2018 21:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1838
Views: 279107

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

twitter

the 30000 crores India has spent on rescuing Air India since 2012 is worth 4 years of ISRO budget. and the Air India has another 7 billion dollars in loans.
by chetak
02 Aug 2018 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2062
Views: 244390

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

It doesn't matter how hard Trump kicks the lizard in the the nuts, it's already too late now, they have more or less achieved economic parity with US (and let us far behind). Now all US can do is fight not to get relegated to #2 position or at least delay it as much as possible. It is more a questi...
by chetak
02 Aug 2018 15:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2062
Views: 244390

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

to add onto the excellent point made by Chetakji The CCP has never fully cultivated the internal market as consumers. We always talk about surplus but that happens when you don't have a proper market inside own country to roll its own currency and that's one of the way CCP controls the RMB valuatio...
by chetak
02 Aug 2018 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 359
Views: 46705

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ +1 saar. The idea of naval MKIs or even Su34s, if not backfires is a cheap way to keep some control in the ior. It is still an expensive proposition because this lot of 40 would have to be navalized first. That means parts interchangeability is low and also the standard of preparation will be dif...
by chetak
02 Aug 2018 13:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 38053

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Saar, With the presence of so many confirmed jehadis among the invitees.. snip Chetak saar relax, It seems that Immy has decided to go for an "austere" ceremony and "not invite foreign dignitaries" I speculate that Immy wanted a coronation and send out feelers and was rebuffed b...
by chetak
02 Aug 2018 13:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2062
Views: 244390

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

So waiting for the Chinese economy to go in a meltdown is a pointless exercise. The world is buying, what they produce. They will continue, until the buying continues. China's economic demise has been predicted for over two decades now. But then again, no one has ever gone after them on this grand ...
by chetak
02 Aug 2018 13:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 38053

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

PTI wants to invite foreign dignitaries, celebrities for Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday confirmed that the party had asked the Foreign Office (FO) to apprise it on whether foreign heads of state could be invited to the prime...
by chetak
02 Aug 2018 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1907
Views: 328634

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

I very seriously doubt if the french will part with anything that is flyable. At best, parts from these carcasses may be used for deep servicing or at best for recovery of some IAF assets after some minor accidents etc. Also, it will not be always so easy to recover all these parts in a usable cond...
by chetak
02 Aug 2018 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286938

Re: Internal Security Watch

unbelievable Indian media and their state of knowledge and that too an "accredited" news agency Can we ever trust these buffoons to get it right or are we forever condemned to listen to their demented poppycock?? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjgAoQBU8AAtpub.jpg:large ANI Verified account @...
by chetak
02 Aug 2018 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1907
Views: 328634

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

On a lighter note, here is the video of a C130 Hercules performing a vertical loop.


Lockheed LM-100J C130 Hercules doing an insane vertical loop

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1019538596750069760
by chetak
02 Aug 2018 09:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772500

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

i guess its ransom money to relieve pressure on other fronts. sad that we are in this condition. or extracted payback for presumably lost business on the Indo US nuke deal. Shylock and his pound of flesh or protection money??. and our Sanatana Dharma philosophy is no match for the realpolitik of th...

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