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by chetak
22 Oct 2018 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4006
Views: 314518

Re: Internal Security Watch

Why The Lutyens Mafia Is A Threatened Lot Today Why The Lutyens Mafia Is A Threatened Lot Today by Jay Bhattacharjee, Mar 09, 2018, Snapshot The members of this exclusive club that screams “entitlement” and “privilege” as a matter of right and heredity, are a threatened lot today, and have turned t...
by chetak
22 Oct 2018 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4006
Views: 314518

Re: Internal Security Watch

Needed Urgently: A Ruthless Counter To The Propaganda Of The Old Congress-Left Ecosystem Needed Urgently: A Ruthless Counter To The Propaganda Of The Old Congress-Left Ecosystem by Jay Bhattacharjee, Oct 21, 2018. Snapshot Leaders of the ruling dispensation, though committed to the Indic civilisati...
by chetak
22 Oct 2018 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 509
Views: 38404

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

If you buy F-16 for S-400 today tommorow they would ask to buy F-18 for Krivak deal , something else for 2nd Akula lease and so on and so forth .......this is sheer madness and threat to any independent sovereign foreign policy and survival of India as independent power and not a lackey of some oth...
by chetak
21 Oct 2018 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

She should also file a case against the Jama'ath for ex-communicating her from Islam. Has anybody got any right to deprive another person's religious beliefs? I am now totally confused, is she "excommunicated" or is she "communicating"?? in such a taqiya way such that the mullah...
by chetak
21 Oct 2018 17:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 100139

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The last Official Indian and US reaction seems to have put a spine in those justices. It also seems that the Police/Military forces do not seem to be in a mood to back Yameen from what I recall reading immediately following the election results. If that is true his goose is truly cooked. All tinpot...
by chetak
21 Oct 2018 17:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

SSridhar wrote:She should also file a case against the Jama'ath for ex-communicating her from Islam. Has anybody got any right to deprive another person's religious beliefs?


there is a process called Takfir or takfeer.

Whether applicable in this specific case or not is beyond my ken but the process does exist.
by chetak
21 Oct 2018 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4006
Views: 314518

Re: Internal Security Watch

CBI catches its insider thief Rakesh Asthana for accepting Rs.2 crores from dubious meat exporter Moin Qureshi to settle cases CBI catches its insider thief Rakesh Asthana for accepting Rs.2 crores from dubious meat exporter Moin Qureshi to settle cases Finally, Special Director Asthana ensnared in...
by chetak
21 Oct 2018 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 509
Views: 38404

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Zynda, it is the IN that would want the F-18 because it is a twin engine bird and the Navy wants a twin engine bird as it next carrier borne fighter. The only competitor to the F-18 is the Rafale M. The IN has already learnt a very bitter lesson with the US sanctions earlier. Left to itself, it wil...
by chetak
20 Oct 2018 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200470

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

Why 2.7x the labor hours vs the French? Even given the learning curve, that is outrageous. IAFs complaints about HAL QA, HALs reluctance to invest in its own products - LCA, spares etc are also well known. I have to agree time is overdue to fix HAL because if we don't, we will rapidly make indigeni...
by chetak
20 Oct 2018 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200470

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

150 crores price differential?? like I said, swarnam eva jayate. If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it is a duck. Let us agree to disagree. Yes , If you count in Rs it looks huge but if you count in USD the difference would be around $15 million. Check the Rafale Base price , Life Cycl...
by chetak
20 Oct 2018 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200470

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

HAL disagrees with the interpretation of the report. Responding to queries, a spokesperson said “Cost escalation from 2005 (for the Hawk jet) is normal. We also need to take into account the life-cycle cost of each product against off the shelf purchase from overseas. The indigenous benefits, the e...
by chetak
20 Oct 2018 14:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1633
Views: 137452

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Trump.is bargaining to waive S-400 sanctions for buying F-16s. He can go take a hike. This is where we were being herded with the CAATSA lasoo. The ugly ameriki is seldom subtle. The US deepstate is looking to thrust one of the teens, preferably the 16, willy nilly into one of our orifices. They wi...
by chetak
20 Oct 2018 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 509
Views: 38404

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Shyam, what is this engine start issue? The JETJWG (Jet Joint Working Group) has gone the way of the dodo. If they sanction India (please do it!!), the GE F404 engine will be among them. That will affect the Tejas program, but that will light a fire at GTRE. It will also affect kaveri. some of the ...
by chetak
20 Oct 2018 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200470

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

looks like swarna raju, ex chairman of HAL was not only named swarna but his name was the corporate mission statement as well, swarnam eva jayate. :rotfl: And RaGa calls Rafale HAL's right! :roll: Wow, what a bloated PSU, HAL is. Pathetic. Some PSUs have grown too fast, too fat and too arrogantly c...
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 22:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4611
Views: 336149

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

no smoke without fire Subramanian Swamy Verified account @Swamy39 4 hours ago Swamy urges CBI to widen the probe against Air Asia & Tata Group officials’ frauds, violations in FIPB, national security norms https://www.pgurus.com/swamy-urges-cbi-to-widen-the-probe-against-air-asia-tata-group-offi...
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 19:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4611
Views: 336149

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Tatas not OK with Goyal in Jet Airways cockpit, wants complete control over the airline https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/tatas-not-ok-with-goyal-in-jet-airways-cockpit-wants-complete-control-over-the-airline/articleshow/66279553.cms If Tata can convin...
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 19:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

From someone who was involved in the BEML tatra scam when he was in the MMS PMO, among a lot of other things. All this is documented well enough. For a guy who claims that he was named after Ayappan, he sure did not hold on to the inspiring values that he should have imbibed along with his "cho...
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 17:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Where exactly is the sanctioned or approved or accepted religious process to convert to Hinduism?? There is none because Hinduism does not proselytize and has no such process. Not proslytize, but they approach you. Will you refuse ? Yes I will. No two ways about it. I am not a hypocrite to object t...
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 17:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

habal wrote:
chetak wrote:The royal family has vehemently denied this canard.


ofcourse they will.


wow, really??
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 17:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Maharaja & Maharani of travancore accompanied by their divan visited the temple in 1940. Imagine a queen in all her royal splendor and trappings. Wonder what Lord Ayyappan thought about that. Similarly there would have been many instances when similarly powerful people with women would have vis...
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 17:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Maharaja & Maharani of travancore accompanied by their divan visited the temple in 1940. Imagine a queen in all her royal splendor and trappings. Wonder what Lord Ayyappan thought about that. Similarly there would have been many instances when similarly powerful people with women would have vis...
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 17:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I see your point, saar but these pictures and many more even graphic ones of this "Aiyappa devotee" are available from newspaper and magazine sources. things can't be more public than that, no?? All these non Hindu devotees, clamouring to gain entry into the Aiyappa Temple after the "...
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 14:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sabarimala day 3: Head priest’s ultimatum forces 2 women to return without entering temple Sabarimala day 3: Head priest’s ultimatum forces 2 women to return without entering temple Large number of devotees blocked the way of the two women attempting to enter the temple. In a first, the priests sto...
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

This is Rehana Fatima, the "Aiyappa Devotee". Very secular, indeed.:mrgreen: Sir please don't post such pics, these are NSFW. You might land others in trouble at their work place. Please post a link and mention it's NSFW if you want to share. I see your point, saar but these pictures and ...
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 13:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200470

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

looks like swarna raju, ex chairman of HAL was not only named swarna but his name was the corporate mission statement as well, swarnam eva jayate. HAL’s jets costlier than foreign ones, says defence ministry audit HAL’s jets costlier than foreign ones, says defence ministry audit Su-30MKI – the main...
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 12:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

ANI Verified account @ANI 48 minutes ago We had brought them ((journalist Kavitha Jakkal&woman activist Rehana Fatima) till temple premises but tantri&priest refused to open temple for them. While we were waiting, tantri informed me that if we attempt to take the women ahead they would clos...
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Rangarajan chilkur @csranga SC judgement Sabarimala case ignored view of nine judge bench State Trading Corporation Ltd v Comm Tax Officer that "all persons" in Art 25(1) includes juristic person & wrongly concluded Sabarimala Deity has no right under Art 25(1) to practice his Naishti...
by chetak
19 Oct 2018 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

When push comes to shove, the state will have to abide by SC judgement. Any amount of chest thumping will not solve that problem. Also, the state govt is sympathetic to SC judgement, which means they got both the trump cards. It will be a catastrophe when the young lawyers association will go back ...
by chetak
18 Oct 2018 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

When push comes to shove, the state will have to abide by SC judgement. Any amount of chest thumping will not solve that problem. Also, the state govt is sympathetic to SC judgement, which means they got both the trump cards. It will be a catastrophe when the young lawyers association will go back ...
by chetak
18 Oct 2018 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Clean shaven Rahul Easwar was seen expressing his bogus standi near pampa. I believe devotees should not shave for 41 days. Suhasini Raj says she is a devotee of ayyappa but has come here to cover the ocassion in her professional capacity. You will find the NY times wherever and whenever anti Hindu...
by chetak
18 Oct 2018 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 752750

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Whatever one may say about russki engines, one has to wonder how in hell they manage to keep those engines running without surge or stall during a brutal manoeuvre (engine wise) like the Su-27 Pugachev's cobra. Modern engines are quite good and have been for some time. Here's an aircraft kitted wit...
by chetak
18 Oct 2018 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 752750

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Whatever one may say about russki engines, one has to wonder how in hell they manage to keep those engines running without surge or stall during a brutal manoeuvre (engine wise) like the Su-27 Pugachev's cobra. I also wonder about the same. I did try to find out exact technical details about it. Bu...
by chetak
17 Oct 2018 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 602
Views: 28507

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

This is the true reason why there is such a panic to convert the Hindus from India. The people of the book may just be realizing that they may all have been duped. this is their fate in ireland, after allegations of sexual exploitation of children by padres received no attention or apology or expres...
by chetak
17 Oct 2018 14:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200470

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

"I am sorry but you are stretching it too far for arguments sake. Are you are suggesting that Dassult, being the designer, the technology creator, the original manufacture and with operational control at DRAL will be unable to deliver at DRAL? That is beyond belief." The belief that you a...
by chetak
17 Oct 2018 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 752750

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

So how many hours is the engine designers shooting for? Unlike the easier testing of a commercial aero engine, relatively speaking, a military aero engine, especially one designed to operate on a single engined fighter will have to undergo punishing and brutal tests at various combat simulated flig...
by chetak
16 Oct 2018 20:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2299
Views: 283195

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

A new chaal by the cheeni, driven by the fear of Trump and also their everpresent need to enmesh India. They have been trying to worm their way into SAARC for a long time now China reaches out to India for joint projects in South Asia China reaches out to India for joint projects in South Asia Dipa...
by chetak
16 Oct 2018 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 874
Views: 42151

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

1) Sabarimala talks today; Attempt to reach consensus. The facilities this time at Sabari Mala and Pampa (the climbing point) is really going to be bad this time. The floods and land slides have really caused havoc in the area, and the state goverment has not managed to bring back the situation and...
by chetak
16 Oct 2018 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 752750

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Tejas designers wanted engine have cumulative 1000 hours run. There you go!! That's quite a significant variation in perspectives of the two design teams, no?? Each design team seems to have buttered the toast on different sides. One would err on the side of abundant caution and go with the views o...

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