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by Raveen
15 Apr 2019 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 709
Views: 176587

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

ArjunPandit wrote:
Mihir wrote:My expert assessment of publicly available imagery from the Nirbhay missile trial shows evidence of a spectacular failure.

you deserve a perma ban for that. On mobile it took few secs to figure out that



I think Mihir forgot the /s
by Raveen
15 Apr 2019 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 10832

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Less suited to the desert? How on earth? It has lower weight/track area (I forget the specific term) than the T-90
by Raveen
15 Apr 2019 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 709
Views: 176587

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This time Nirbhay has a blunt nose cone.. https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1117750510763872257?s=12 I am pretty sure that's the protective cap that is jettisoned when the boost phase is over and the turbofan engine kicks in - once the missile turns horizontal for its cruise trajectory that is. W...
by Raveen
11 Apr 2019 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1315
Views: 88950

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

vimal wrote:AAP and MIM should do well in this election.



What is AAP? Is that even a thing anymore?
by Raveen
11 Apr 2019 02:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1315
Views: 88950

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

In my maternal side of the family, all but one member are voting for Modi. That is 13:1. >50% were previous Congress supporters including my own father. In 2014 they were unsure but nodded to support Modi. Now the discussions are like TimesNow/Republic debate with one voice loudly supporting Modi o...
by Raveen
10 Apr 2019 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1315
Views: 88950

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

UlanBatori wrote:
Addendum: UB Ji mentions this in the other thread. Don't know if this is the same one he is referring to.



I wonder how RaGaji survives if Idol Worship is ended. :mrgreen:


You mean idiot worship
by Raveen
10 Apr 2019 03:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1315
Views: 88950

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

There is a video going around on WA, I am unable to link to it here as I don't know the original source. It is taken by somebody's phone and shows a bunch of people wearing skull caps praying in a circle with hands raised in the classic posture of a supplicant. Includes RaGa and Ghulam Nabi Azad. A...
by Raveen
09 Apr 2019 02:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1315
Views: 88950

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Some posters on BRF are Namo Bhakts and Hindutvavadis as long TDP is not in the picture. Once TDP is in the picture, Namo, BJP, Hindus or India does not matter. Wonder why this unflinching loyalty to TDP? I know of many like this - daddy got a healthy cut for all infra work, so they sing TDP songs ...
by Raveen
08 Apr 2019 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1315
Views: 88950

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Thats good forethought on article 370. theres no point going against it directly. There are so many other ways. Removing 370 is no big deal but they want to keep facade of K issue may be to entertain Pakis. They can do close shutters of Sabhas, lights turned off and abrogate all stupid articles. Ke...
by Raveen
08 Apr 2019 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537061

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

sudhan wrote:Nope, nothing new :(



What was said/discussed?
by Raveen
05 Apr 2019 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1315
Views: 88950

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

shyamal wrote:
abhijitm wrote:How is the situation in Bengal for BJP this time around?


Bad. Tremendous amount of infighting. 5 seats max.



Really? The crowds @ Modi's rally suggested otherwise though? :?: :?: :?:
by Raveen
05 Apr 2019 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2883
Views: 368339

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

isnt disclosing that we intercepted PAF radio communication also a breach of our capabilities..? if india released Mushy tapes then IAF should release the transcript...?? Not only that, the official statement was "we have electronic signals validating a F-16 was downed" officially we've n...
by Raveen
03 Apr 2019 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1315
Views: 88950

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

UlanBatori wrote:Where else can so many Bangladeshis see the Indian PM?


Not even in Dhaka
by Raveen
01 Apr 2019 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 53242

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Avtar Singh wrote:This airframe looks ripe for becoming a twin engined machine,
Indian engines please will save on FX

FX is the last thing on your mind when you're thinking about strategic interests like developing an engine
by Raveen
01 Apr 2019 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 53242

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Rahul M wrote:pray UPA-3 does not come to power or it might be named Tejpratap ! :eek:


They'll name it Rajiv Indira Nehru Gandhi Puppu Fighter
by Raveen
29 Mar 2019 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 129541

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Unfair to HAL? I have seen it all, read it all now :rotfl: This is a competition, not a charity. Life isn't fair. If private industry is more efficient and or meets goals they win, no need to keep propping up lethargic DPSUs that can't compete on merit alone and need subsidies, mandated monopolies,...
by Raveen
28 Mar 2019 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 129541

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Actually if Tejas does end up winning it makes perfect sense to have someone from private industry run the assembly for Tejas E (export) , HAL should remain focussed on task at hand ; sorry to say but this is simply too much distraction if HAL is serious about delivering on the plethora of projects...
by Raveen
28 Mar 2019 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 850
Views: 92122

Re: Indian ASAT Test

rohitv wrote:Per twitter Microsat-R can still be tracked online? How is that possible if it was destroyed? Can anyone explain?


No one said they targetted Microsat-R, its an educated guess at this time
by Raveen
27 Mar 2019 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 850
Views: 92122

Re: Indian ASAT test

dipak wrote:
Wondering, any update about the debris ...?


What about them? Do you want them in a to go box?
by Raveen
27 Mar 2019 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 850
Views: 92122

Re: Indian ASAT test

Seriously? If India can shoot down missiles why is a satellite any more difficult? Why now is the big question? Feint to China? The US can shoot down missiles too, but they still tested asat Ditto for Russia Ditto got China And they all announced it Obviously its a capability that all these nations...
by Raveen
27 Mar 2019 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4610
Views: 786344

Re: Small Arms Thread

While the reliability of the AK-47 is legendary, how has the reliability of the newer AK models been in the field? I know that the AK-203 is brand new, but what about the AK models other than the AK-47 that have been in service with the Russian and other armies? Its essentially a rebadged 100 serie...
by Raveen
26 Mar 2019 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537061

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

yea, I caught Punjabi in the video for sure
by Raveen
26 Mar 2019 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 14846

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

We need one re-fueller and one awacs per fighter squadron Use our old used Air India fleet. It has enough life. Re-fuellers don't fly every day and are needed once in a while. Even a commercial air-frame with 30-25% life works well for another 15-20 years. So invest the money to convert a passenger...
by Raveen
25 Mar 2019 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537061

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Assets were already dispersed post-2011- they have a shortage of secure facilities as it is. B'mos has a range of 600 kms in hi-hi & steep dive mode, this wasnt an airstrike. There have been a series of false flag ops by IA & IAF keeping TSP on tenterhooks, there's only so much they can do ...
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 22:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 495
Views: 63461

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Krita - its all good my man, and we all understand and agree quality comes at a price. However, where we disagree is that Suzuki offers quality, and that by not offering the customer the choice of quality, they are doing the customer a favor. I'd say sometimes government enterprises retain the gover...
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1013
Views: 81054

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

Right wing radical? These morons can't see the writing on the wall but want to be journalists
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 20:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 495
Views: 63461

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Thank you for the personal attack Krita - I own both a German car (not a rebadged VW), and a Japanese car that is light years ahead of Suzuki in quality, features, safety, and sales (you can toss a coin between Honda and Toyota and you'd have a 50% chance of being correct - heck I'd throw in Subaru ...
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 19:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 495
Views: 63461

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Isn't Latin NCAP specify a frontal impact speeds at 40 mph (64 Kph)? Effect of this: ?? It is also a fact that the largest car company in India lobbied hard for the crash test speed to be 56 instead of 64. But Maruti invests so much in R&D doesn't make substandard tin boxes that don't sell anyw...
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2696
Views: 373124

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

TSP has essential a pre-industrial economy, as I've posted before here. Coal production: Approx 3-5MT per year India was 433MT between April-Nov 2018, i.e. an annualized ~650MT Steel production: Approx 3-4MT per year India was 107MT in 2018, overtaking Japan. Electricity installed capacity: 21MW In...
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537061

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If Imran thinks that tall good looking pathans will put the short dark yindoo masses to order, naturally dominating genetic superiority will win the day, then he needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Tall "good looking pathans" are walking around with cigar cases. Just saying... :P Anyon...
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2696
Views: 373124

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

You've heard of how countries peg their currency to the US dollar ? TSP pegs their GDP growth rate to Indian reported GDP growth rate. If India reported it grew 8% then they report they grew within X% of that, regardless of what rate they actually grew at. I would love to understand how Pakistan ca...
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2696
Views: 373124

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Suraj wrote:You've heard of how countries peg their currency to the US dollar ? TSP pegs their GDP growth rate to Indian reported GDP growth rate. If India reported it grew 8% then they report they grew within X% of that, regardless of what rate they actually grew at.


:rotfl:
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537061

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakis are in a hard place. Publicize the pounding and lose face in the awaam, or grin and bear it while losing men, materiel, officers and possibly land. I wonder what's our end game here, do we just punish them for a few weeks, redraw the LoC locally to get the better & more defensible posts a...
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 53242

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Kashi wrote:So Tejas MWF will actually have a bubble canopy?

It is reshaped to have a slightly higher bump to help with aero - it was found to improve area ruling by adding this bump helped to the tune of 2-3% in transonic drag iirc from the NAL/DRDO study that was published
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 21:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 495
Views: 63461

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Sridhar K wrote: Build quality leaves lot to be desired on the Japanese cars though.


Versus the Germans, sure
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2961
Views: 380242

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

It is quite clear from CAG report that IAF manipulated all the procurement process to favour Rafale , Chinook and in case of Apache the ASQR was alligned to buy Apache. If the IAF wanted to buy Rafale or Chinook or Apache it should have just done a G2G deal with them rather than start a multi vendo...
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 20:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 495
Views: 63461

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Exactly - the VFM argument for Maruti's junk is inherently flawed, because quality is valuable as well
Suzuki is plain matchbox sasta chalta hai junk - that's why kahin aur nahin chalta hai
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 01:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 495
Views: 63461

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

The first mention of Suzuki and EV using a simple google chacha search shows news dated September 2018 from Maruti to start testing in the near future and a first prototype was paraded in January of this year in New Delhi. Suzuki is a nobody globally, and more so in EVs. They have now tied up with ...

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