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by chetak
20 Aug 2018 01:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1968
Views: 220854

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

disha wrote:^Bakistan has hit stagflation. If some 25+ Billion dollars does not come through in the next 12 months, it will start going the way of Venezuela. Only little slowly and not as abrupt and quickly.


with aam abdul pakis crossing over into India in droves, looking for jobs and sustenance. :twisted:
by chetak
20 Aug 2018 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 5751

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

can't they have rate monitoring and control? open up, and then close say every other hour? how much time it takes to open?.. based on that and flow rate, we could have some periodic control shut-off/open cycle - or just know how much you want to flow out, open up that much for the predicted rate. I...
by chetak
20 Aug 2018 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 138619

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

I am beginning to think this is a hit job by USA. They cannot stand that their fighters were not L1 nor not getting any contracts in the future for their fighters. This will die down if an order is placed for the teens. ^^^ If found to be true, that would be a coup! :lol: Wasn't this the very same ...
by chetak
19 Aug 2018 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 5751

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Meanwhile the Saints of Assholistan are busily at work. Even I can't believe how jerky these are. Along with the poo-waters, these EJs need to be washed away. https://twitter.com/RajivMessage/status/1030903416481042432 https://twitter.com/RajivMessage/status/1030776856621076480 https://twitter.com/...
by chetak
19 Aug 2018 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 5751

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

^^chetak: I thought that when Centre said "100 karod releajed immediatly" it was for operations such as bringing in the C-17s and troops? They actually bill state govts? :eek: More to the point, they billed the freeloaders of J&K? Yes, the J&K govt tried to argue but the center si...
by chetak
19 Aug 2018 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 5751

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Brit maps may be a bit outdated for purpose of predicting flood channels, due to construction(the prevailing legend is that the floods are partly because natural retention areas such as fields are gone: certainly true where I know the geography. For instance the "burkha Billionaires" who ...
by chetak
19 Aug 2018 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 5751

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

^^^ Exactly! Earlier it was primarily why the operation should\should not be handed over to Military. Some changes which happened in last 24 hours. - Concerned authorities clearly confirmed that there is nothing called a "national disaster". Vested interests* who built stories on Central ...
by chetak
19 Aug 2018 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 5751

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

^^^^^^^ BTW, have you suggested your idea of generating good contour maps from Googleswara and constructing weather warning apps (besides other uses) to anyone who might run with it? I could try asking someone in the nbd, given the present newsworthiness of such efforts? I have a feeling that detail...
by chetak
19 Aug 2018 12:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Vikram Sood's Interview With Journalist Gautam Datt, Financial Chronicles Aug 19, 2018 POSTED IN FULL 'Absence of evidence does not mean absence of effort' Interview: Vikram Sood, Former Head Of India's Foreign Intelligence Agency, R&AW Vikram Sood is a former head of India's foreign intelligen...
by chetak
18 Aug 2018 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 67
Views: 3090

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

twitter A vintage ABA speech in parliament From now on, we must ask every school-going child and every parliamentarian to view this video (subtitled for non-hindi speakers) so that it is hard-wired into their minds...This is a required course in how Indian Democracy should be practised.. https://twi...
by chetak
18 Aug 2018 19:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 5751

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Got to think about that. The very fast rate of rise within 3 hours is what bothers me. In the place that I know, there is a canal that got fairly cleaned out by May-July rains. Water came to street level and maybe 2 inches above one day due to continuous HEAVY rain for 2 or 3 days in June (or July)...
by chetak
18 Aug 2018 18:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 5751

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Because they can get all that they can get from the Central guvrmand or state guvrmand credit, if not the vast reserves in the treasury. State is broken Saar. Onam expenses: Govt to borrow Rs 2500 crore... ; this was nearly two weeks back. Now this loan would certainly have to be used for the flood...
by chetak
18 Aug 2018 16:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 5751

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Singha, the flood is NOT near coastal area. It is in the Midlands. Even in Kochi, the focus area is Aluva. Hovercrafts might work in the current situation I think, but we do not have any fleet. Do we? Didn't the coast guard have some? They may be too big for current operations even over flooded lan...
by chetak
18 Aug 2018 13:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5035
Views: 297845

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

A_Gupta wrote:Dr Shiv has a great article: http://www.swatantramag.in/?p=2212
"Aryan Horse: Making Donkeys Out Of Indians "


And this is the very same guy whom we chased out of BRF??

Besh!! 8)
by chetak
18 Aug 2018 13:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

^Isn't that Vali Nasr guy the one behind Holbroke's pandering to Pakis and being biased against India? Air Chief flies a mission in concluding phase of exercise Saffron Bandit Saffron Bandit? Is that an indirect swipe at the Hindus? https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/356519-air-chief-flies-a-mission...
by chetak
18 Aug 2018 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 5751

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

our office has opened its matching 1:1 grant for 3 ngo - akshaya patra, habitat for humanity and oxfam when employees donate via payroll deduction. a kerala relief sub-bucket opened under the general pool which was already there for all 3. I split my contrib 50:50 among the first two. world vision ...
by chetak
18 Aug 2018 11:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 5751

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

SC is not downstream, so they can afford to be rigid. Some one else pays the price. especially when the country's environment policy is controlled by a rabid and illiterate page three, champagne swilling, NGO party hopping, bearded, pony tailed, designer khadi wearing bunch of "activists"...
by chetak
11 Aug 2018 18:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 948
Views: 86029

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: 2069
Views: 245935

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: 317971

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: 2069
Views: 245935

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: 839
Views: 102900

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: 839
Views: 102900

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: 4361
Views: 717406

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: 884
Views: 138619

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: 884
Views: 138619

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: 884
Views: 138619

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: 770
Views: 42649

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: 2033
Views: 404443

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: 198201

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: 25061

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: 25061

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: 360
Views: 47975

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: 884
Views: 138619

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: 360
Views: 47975

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: 172839

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: 770
Views: 42649

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: 172839

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: 360
Views: 47975

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...

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