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by chetak
22 Jul 2018 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11426
Views: 663057

Re: Levant crisis - III

>> Ruskies may agree to proactively monitor Syria and Eye-ran, as a compromise, to ensure that there is no threat to Israel seems to be the deal playing out in daraa. assad will reconquista all the border tracts , not push too much in the golan heights and rus via assad / iran will kind of ensure t...
by chetak
20 Jul 2018 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1912
Views: 223808

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

Here is a President that stood for US. one can ridicule him in thousand ways but this guy has business sense. Starting to like this guy. More like he has the b@(($ to take on the yellow peril. No one can predict his next move and that makes him the fox in the hen house. But he has consistently demo...
by chetak
20 Jul 2018 14:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3862

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

Not too long ago burkha butts lips were firmly glued to nawaz sharif's buttocks and now she has gone against him?? A truly pragmatic move but greener paki pastures may not be so welcoming of her. A true rat always knows when it's time to abandon ship. I don't think that she will get much love from ...
by chetak
20 Jul 2018 14:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3862

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

India is a peculiarity for all these actors. No fundamental threat to anyone. Vast market. Vast source of human capital. Fundamentally inward looking. If the Chinese stop sponsoring Pakistan, and accept the borders for what they are, India will dump its strategic relationship with the US. India and...
by chetak
20 Jul 2018 14:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3862

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

2 articles in US newspapers - one by Burkha Dutt in Washington Post, and another by Mihir Sharma in Bloomberg saying basically the same thing - Sharif is corrupt, but he is very popular, the only choice for a real democracy; he is being hounded by the military; the military is also heavily restrict...
by chetak
20 Jul 2018 13:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1421
Views: 176287

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

^^^Export will be at least 3 MMBPD, and most likely that’s already happening. The bigger story is shale gas. The US has ability to keep the price of oil going too high. After a long time of playing in the oil market shadows, the US is emerging as a swing producer and that mere threat is enough to q...
by chetak
20 Jul 2018 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5364
Views: 475136

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India to go ahead with S-400 missile Nothing new here in the above link. I'm NO arms/defense expert to opine on the necessity of above purchase or the strategic value associated with it, but I don't like the fact that India is about to spend Rs. 39,000 crore on something that will contribute the le...
by chetak
19 Jul 2018 21:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4269
Views: 161729

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Why would anyone smuggle out thorium sands while it is freely available all over the world. What would people do with it anyhow ? Good export opportunity for India. RICH N-FUEL AT TN MAFIA’S MERCY? RICH N-FUEL AT TN MAFIA’S MERCY? Friday, 01 January 2016 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai The Indian Rare...
by chetak
19 Jul 2018 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183935

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Another perspective on Trump and his impact on the world. This is more realistic and credible than all the breast beating and wailing that is usually the bane of "liberals". India should also be more realistic in its expectations, even though we are relatively more insulated from ameriki d...
by chetak
19 Jul 2018 04:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359335

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

this is a canned and hackneyed response. It says nothing, means nothing. Get a system in place, we deserve one at least after 50-60 years of license raj looting. This means everything. Its not canned or hackneyed. Systems are in place - upon us to use it for what they should be used for. Of course ...
by chetak
18 Jul 2018 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359335

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

Coming back to Tejas, a bird that flys with a firang engine, firang radar and mostly firang weaponry but costs several times more than a bought out bird makes little common sense.You don't see the Europeans all wanting to build their own birds individually.As long as support, spares, etc. are facto...
by chetak
17 Jul 2018 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359335

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

this is a canned and hackneyed response. It says nothing, means nothing. Get a system in place, we deserve one at least after 50-60 years of license raj looting. One correction Saar, the license raj has been looting for around 260 years. I clean forgot our white skinned friends and self styled bene...
by chetak
17 Jul 2018 15:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272516

Re: Internal Security Watch

SDPI had created a record of sorts by having a harthal organised by using WhatsApp. Omnious tidings for the future where we will have flash mob gathering using Social Media ( which has a wider reach) compared to the "place of worship loudpseakers" of earlier ( which were only limited to t...
by chetak
17 Jul 2018 15:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359335

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

Last OT from my side on this topic ... PSU/DRDO/Govt organization == there working class are common people like you and me. It is always easy to blame neighbor or teacher or neta or babu or employee not doing a decent job. In the end, all these are from our own community, as a nation - everyone nee...
by chetak
17 Jul 2018 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359335

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

One can understand if the LCA was in the same class as the MKI.It simply isn't by any stretch of the imagination.You can't have a 4 × cost escalation.I have repeatedly stressed that cost-effective decisions must be taken.It is easy to say pay for Tejas and Arjun " at any cost".But that co...
by chetak
15 Jul 2018 23:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3696
Views: 177705

Re: Indian Education System

This is absolute idiocy...How did the ministry or the PMO gave green flag to this? How do they think this will look to the public? Giving 1000crores of tax payers money to an institute which hasn't even started functioning? And their explanation is that "there is a provision in the new law&quo...
by chetak
15 Jul 2018 22:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 158110

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Bart S wrote:To quote Yes Prime Minister "Sun readers don't care who runs the country, so long as she's got big t*ts"

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and Trump does know lots of people with big tits. :wink:
by chetak
15 Jul 2018 22:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 797
Views: 97428

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

At the SCO meeting, India did not back China's OBOR project because it goes through Indian territory of Gilgit & Baltistan. To be clear, India attended an SCO meeting. India did not attend an OBOR endorsement meeting. SCO and OBOR are 2 separate things - even though China is trying to make it s...
by chetak
15 Jul 2018 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359335

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

One can understand if the LCA was in the same class as the MKI.It simply isn't by any stretch of the imagination.You can't have a 4 × cost escalation.I have repeatedly stressed that cost-effective decisions must be taken.It is easy to say pay for Tejas and Arjun " at any cost".But that co...
by chetak
15 Jul 2018 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 797
Views: 97428

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

SCO Summit 2018: India not mentioned in portion of joint communique backing China's OBOR project At the SCO meeting, India did not back China's OBOR project because it goes through Indian territory of Gilgit & Baltistan. To be clear, India attended an SCO meeting. India did not attend an OBOR e...
by chetak
15 Jul 2018 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359335

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

I would order LCA and Arjun at those rates because money does not flow out of the country. We develop skills, tools and industry even if it costs double-triple the amount. Lets for the argument sake, HAL is charging 3x more for LCA. It is OK, let them invest this money either in people or tooling o...
by chetak
15 Jul 2018 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359335

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

In early 1990s , I forget the exact year, I was fortunate to hear his lecture on smart antennas even though I was mechanical engineer. I appreciated the elimination of mechanical scanning delays. Much later in 2012, I had the good fortune to be at a desi fundraiser and had Dr,. Kailath at same tabl...
by chetak
15 Jul 2018 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 299
Views: 31938

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

I see some merit in IAF's argument that they are the only service among the three services, that can shift its assets to, and fight in, different theatres within a day. So, they say they say the theater command concept will not work for them. with the kinds of BVR weaponry available now, this claim...
by chetak
15 Jul 2018 07:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2607
Views: 170808

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Barkha bibi (rather surprisingly, given her love for all things Paki) hauls the Pakjabi military over the coals in the WaPo: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/07/14/barkha-dutt-as-pakistans-nawaz-sharif-is-sent-to-jail-his-rival-imran-khan-should-not-celebrate/?utm_term=.3...
by chetak
14 Jul 2018 17:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

No you are wrong. Domestic consumption is based on PPP. Only imported and commodities depend on exchange rate and nominal GDP. use of per capita GDP when casually discussing french and Indian GDP figures is a sly method of shaming. If they really want a proper discussion, then include their colonia...
by chetak
14 Jul 2018 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359335

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

Why The IAF’s New Push To Control Project LCA Amplifies All That’s Wrong- Shiv Aroor https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/07/why-the-iafs-new-push-to-control-project-lca-amplifies-all-thats-wrong.html IN admirals are in charge of all the major shipyards yet we don't get these type of articles. Sad ...
by chetak
14 Jul 2018 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359335

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

IAF leadership is dominated by pilots and not engineers. Building a plane requires skills of Designer first, and then Engineering & Operations, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Managerial skills. IAF pilots will not have any of these skills. But sometimes in school, the naughtiest boy is made the Mo...
by chetak
14 Jul 2018 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359335

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

Why The IAF’s New Push To Control Project LCA Amplifies All That’s Wrong- Shiv Aroor https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/07/why-the-iafs-new-push-to-control-project-lca-amplifies-all-thats-wrong.html IN admirals are in charge of all the major shipyards yet we don't get these type of articles. Sad ...
by chetak
13 Jul 2018 12:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1878
Views: 207256

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

pankajs wrote:If the bakis stop eating for a year they should be able to fund the dam project.


including the grass which psycho bhutto mandated as the sharia approved diet in adverse times.
by chetak
13 Jul 2018 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1878
Views: 207256

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Why do you think that the PA has not openly taken over the country when they could have easily done so for so many years now. Why do they now persist on playing from behind the scenes?? Shri Kerry and Shri Lugar. As you point out, a lot of taps will close, and Pak will be somewhere between Iran and...
by chetak
13 Jul 2018 10:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1878
Views: 207256

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Exactly my point. As we know that TSPA would be in control regardless of who's at the helm. But you specifically stated that TSPA was acting on Chinese instructions when it went after badmaash . I was asking for the reason why you think so. Why would Chinese who are already dealing with TSPA on CPE...
by chetak
13 Jul 2018 09:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1878
Views: 207256

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Chetak, why do believe TSPA going after badmaash was engineered by the Han? What benefit do they gain from having Im the dim at the helm that they could not have gotten from badmaash ? As you pointed out, badmaash was as pliable as they can get. IK is a mere puppet and will never be in control, the...
by chetak
13 Jul 2018 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1878
Views: 207256

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Yes, the Pakis now are in a unique position to call OBOR's bluff, which will reflect very poorly on Eleven, maybe even taking him out. <snip> I don't think it will go as far as nuke selling. I don't think pakis can threaten Chinese. They can do that only to us. Not "threaten" but become &...
by chetak
12 Jul 2018 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183935

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Why don't you ask any general in Afghanistan on how many bullets of 5.56 or 7.62 caliber is required to make sure a Taliban is dead? Whatever they take it before fighting but they sustain on average 10 rounds of 7.62 and 16-20 rounds of 5.56 caliber body shots before death. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: ...
by chetak
12 Jul 2018 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1878
Views: 207256

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^^ The Chinese are not stupid. Like a python, they will slowly and patiently get a vice like grip. Then they will extract their pound of flesh. Just look at their projects in Sri Lanka, Africa and South America the pakis are playing them, but also, the hans just cannot afford to let the paki house ...
by chetak
12 Jul 2018 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Things are not all well in the independent socialist republic of trinamul. Chinese drug factories in Indian territory?? What next?? A secret CPEC through west bengal?? Have the BSF, IB and the CID given up in bengal?? Chinese Were Running Illegal Drug Factory In Bengal That None Knew About Chinese W...
by chetak
12 Jul 2018 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2138
Views: 200294

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Not sure if this is the correct thread. But why Indian Navy is missing in action when our neighbor Thailand is in real need of help. I strongly believe that it is a good collaboration and learning opportunity to win Thailand and Thai people for our future super power ambition. What happened? Local ...
by chetak
11 Jul 2018 17:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 797
Views: 97428

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

The hans are much more venal than even the SLs. I am sure if you dig deep into this, you will find some venal Indian sitting in a one room office in Colombo making the trade. :rotfl: We are like that only... Clearly we need foolproof safeguards. The SAARC region trade agreements sees India as the h...
by chetak
11 Jul 2018 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 158110

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^^^ As usual, the britshits want to eat their cake and have it too, but they did not reckon with a vicious european hostility, the reasons for which are manifold and of long standing. All their problems started with allowing the free movements of mirpuris to england, the very same country yokels...

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