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by Raveen
12 Oct 2020 02:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759457

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Totally OT, but AFAIK, among Indian manufacturers, Venus & Magnum respirators are genuine NIOSH N95 certified masks. The rest of them claiming to be N95 are misrepresenting the truth. KN-95 is supposedly Chinese equivalent of N95 standard. KN-95 is much more lenient versus the N-95 and is not N...
by Raveen
12 Oct 2020 02:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083872

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

^^^ +100 to Admiral's and suryag's opinion. Under PV, India learnt to get out of the way of the business and India was never the same again. However, DRDO actually fought with the system despite so many pressure points being used to stall or mothball. This would not have been possible but for the g...
by Raveen
09 Oct 2020 23:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361513

Re: Indian Roads Thread

3 accidents in less than 72 hours in Atal Tunnel by idiots taking selfies while driving through. gHqc_70takQ The tunnel is rather narrow (8 meters for rods and 2 meter for pavement). The stretch is straight and invites to drive fast. Accidents in the tunnel can be very dangerous if fire breaks out....
by Raveen
06 Oct 2020 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071274

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The government should constitute a women's safety bench, in which they list out all sexual assaults on a weekly basis (with due anonymisation of names of course). It will offer transparency, help in tracking improvement, and more importantly defang the BIF which likes to highlight certain cases sel...
by Raveen
06 Oct 2020 03:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071274

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

even sending this guy to kindergarten was a colossal waste :mrgreen: after wantonly setting communal fires in UP, pappu is now hell bent on setting social fires in punjab https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjkEF5kUYAELZWf?format=png&name=900x900 Have to disagree here. He is merely riding a wave which ...
by Raveen
06 Oct 2020 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020206

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

pankajs wrote:I am most exited about coastal batteries of these Missile assisted Torps.


Get some in Andaman, Lakshadweep, and Kanyakumari and you are golden.
by Raveen
05 Oct 2020 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071274

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I was looking at recent photograph of Amit Shah (taken either today or yesterday) and he does not look well. The last 12 - 15 months have been very unfortunate with a string of orchestrated events where the govt is tied down just trying to duck from the incoming missiles. I hate to say this but wha...
by Raveen
05 Oct 2020 21:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183067

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Most advanced countries like EU, USA etc have strong regulation in the farming sector...In a way the farmer becomes a contractor to the government for food. If there is bad harvests the farmers get compensated. Decidedly not true as a blanket statement - if it were there wouldn't be crop insurance ...
by Raveen
05 Oct 2020 05:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214444

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

Why we should pursue the AMCA with greater vigour and earlier induction,say around 2030, instead of reinventing the 4th-gen wheel with the LCA Mk-2 when we already have Rafales,MIG-29/35s as options. We should pursue a 6th gen fighter with greater vigour and induction around 2040, instead of reinve...
by Raveen
03 Oct 2020 03:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071274

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This bloody SoB Rahul Kanwal of India Today seems to be like a turn coat. He did well in his analysis of Chincom aggression, but on UP has ganged up with the rest of BIF against BJP. I hate to say but I told everyone - he is never to be trusted. He didn't turn out to be a turncoat, he just had us f...
by Raveen
29 Sep 2020 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392742

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

In India everything is incremental even the restriction on China were incremental. India taking on China on Tibet is a BIG jump. Not gonna happen. We are like that only. Yeah, sad that we continue to be 'reactive' for most part...we let others create and run with the narratives they feel help them ...
by Raveen
25 Sep 2020 00:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183067

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The laws which NaMo government has brought in the last three weeks across labour and agriculture are huge............ same scale and historic impact as Sh PVNR's abolishing of industrial licensing in 1991.... my pranams on behalf of a grateful nation . I am not so optimistic, what the bills have do...
by Raveen
18 Sep 2020 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045674

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

It seems like Russia uses India as a dumping ground for all their junk- first it was the unfinished 11356 Hulls now it’s this KA226 helicopter that was designed as a basic farmer’s helicopter (google the videos) and then given a modest update and marketed to India. Where are the other operators lin...
by Raveen
18 Sep 2020 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759457

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Yup, that's the one. We need to have a North Texas meet, looks like there is plenty of us around. I have tried organizing a Jirga in Naarth Tejas area, Maybe you should try this time. Happy to work with you - you've attempted this one so I am happy to do the legwork to at least have a virtual call/...
by Raveen
18 Sep 2020 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759457

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Where in DFW? Carrollton? I feel like I have seen more mosques being built here in the recent past than I remember in the 15 preceding years. The mosques are built on prime real estate, visible from the highway, right next to a Costco for instance so it becomes a part of the landscape. The temple, ...
by Raveen
17 Sep 2020 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759457

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

a mandir and having followers settle right in the den of Islamists. Lately, I have been looking into the DFW area and I found a recently built mandir right near the mosque and full-blown green area. I'm still scratching my head at this marvelous decision. Where is this Saar? The areas where such th...
by Raveen
17 Sep 2020 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759457

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Education and enabling need to start at the mandir level. And it needs to be very well laid out to explain systematic issues. Examples and databases of incidents speak a lot. Collection of data is what's missing to have "if you build it then they would come" effect. Local battles and need...
by Raveen
17 Sep 2020 19:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183067

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The final tweet by Kirloskar was that Toyota is investing 2000 Cr in hybrid and battery tech in Indian in the next 12 months.
by Raveen
17 Sep 2020 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392742

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

they are taking the deployment to a level where any firing by India would result in a humanitarian crisis - they are creating a massive suicide squad that will make it impossible for India to fire out of sheer compassion for human lives! You really think our army is on the border to show compassion...
by Raveen
17 Sep 2020 04:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183067

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Actually he specifically cited hybrid vehicle and EVs but since I agree with you 100% that Suzuki cars are worthless junk tin can death traps that couldn't cut it anywhere else so peddle their wares in India I'll let your hyperbole slide :D Dhanyavaad,jaan baksh diya. Your ire would have send me to...
by Raveen
16 Sep 2020 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392742

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Because the USA, God bless it, is stupid and unreliable when it comes to India. what else LEMOA, BECA and CISMOA are for? the door swings both ways...i think this is the hypothesis the govt entered ..remember during dokalam pre CISMOA the real time intelligence couldnt be shared with India. All thi...
by Raveen
16 Sep 2020 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392742

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

suryag wrote:BTW, what kind of comedy is this playing Punjabi songs, I have lost whatever little respect I had for their Army.


Were they expecting our soldiers to break out into a dance while they would capture the heights - maybe Bollywood movies do too well in China for their own good.
by Raveen
16 Sep 2020 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392742

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

remember the 12-0 victoey by the IAF against the same birds "Victoey" or not - when you decide what missiles the adversary uses, you decide whether they use AWACS or not, and you beat them in WVR dogfights not how they are best trained and equipped to fight from BWR, you cant really count...
by Raveen
16 Sep 2020 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071274

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Petition in Delhi High Court demands recognition for homosexual marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act 13 September, 2020 OpIndia Staff A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking the recognition of same sex marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act. The petition has been filed by Abhiji...
by Raveen
16 Sep 2020 00:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183067

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

V_Raman wrote:All of this over taxation on business is a result of low payroll tax collection. We have to somehow increase payroll tax and sales tax collection as they form the bulk of taxes is developed countries.



Yup back to the corner mom and pop store lying on tax returns, if they file them
by Raveen
16 Sep 2020 00:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183067

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

And debunked - Toyota India vice chairman, Mr. Kirloskar himself tweeted that they are in fact investing 2000 Cr in India The investment to rebadge Suzuki cars? With 44 percent tax on sub 4m SUVs like Ecosport and Brezza ( taxation decided by engine cc, dimension and ground clearance). In Japan eve...
by Raveen
15 Sep 2020 20:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183067

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Toyota halts India expansion plans. https://www.carandbike.com/news/toyota-halts-india-expansion-blaming-the-countrys-high-tax-regime-2295512 Toyota Motor Corp. won't expand further in India due to the country's high tax regime, a blow for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who's trying to lure global c...
by Raveen
15 Sep 2020 08:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183067

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

More than that we need a wider tax net. There can't be just so few income tax payers in such a huge economy. I think there needs to be a payroll tax system in India. There is - TDS, the issue is the small business owners and shopkeepers show 0 sales and pay 0 tax. They want it all, world class infr...
by Raveen
11 Sep 2020 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689799

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

What is with the disco lights and music from The Final Countdown (shamelessly plagiarized in the 1989 Bollywood movie, Maine Pyaar Kiya) during the Rafale induction at Ambala? :lol: VIDEO :oops: Oh well. I'd have preferred a star wars theme instead :rotfl: No, that was reserved for Raga and the for...
by Raveen
10 Sep 2020 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392742

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Reduced valuations for major IPOs due to app ban, cancellation of contractors and tenders for infrastructure, I guess those aren't major economic costs? They are - very small given the size of their economy . And given how this govt is handling our economy(Even without covid) - it'll take us a deca...
by Raveen
10 Sep 2020 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392742

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Exactly what we have been doing in the past 5-7 days. Gain tactical advantage and show intent that we are not afraid of a fight to defend our position and objective. What we've really been doing is occupying our own area which we hadn't occupied before out of fear of provoking them. We still haven'...
by Raveen
10 Sep 2020 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392742

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Admin Note: This is an extra ordinary situation and some people still want to be in election mode. Denigrating a senior commander like General Panag’s professional competence or Indian Army’s leadership development ladder should not be used against his post-retirement political choices His and his ...
by Raveen
08 Sep 2020 05:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392742

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

williams wrote:It is funny when they say IA crossed the LAC when they never published their perspective of the LAC.


True, because their perspective of their borders is always about a couple of miles behind where their neighbor's troops are positioned - helps to keep things fluid given this stance. :rotfl:
by Raveen
31 Aug 2020 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966231

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Ajai Shukla reporting that China is now occupying two high posts on Indian side of LAC PLA offensive in Pangong resumes, Chinese take two hilltops on Indian side The failure of three months of military and diplomatic dialogue in persuading Beijing to withdraw its troops from Eastern Ladakh was unde...
by Raveen
24 Aug 2020 23:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 623399

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Won't the baboos complain about "Single-bidder situation" and scuttle the deal if there are no other bids besides that of Tata? Tata will probably sell its stake in either Vistara and/or Air Asia if this goes through. Running three airlines in India is insanity, especially in the current ...
by Raveen
24 Aug 2020 22:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 623399

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Tata Group likely to submit bid for Air India this month Now, as per a report published in a financial daily, the Tata Group has already started due diligence and could submit it close to the official deadline at the end of this month. https://www.newindianexpress.com/business/2020/aug/15/tata-grou...
by Raveen
20 Aug 2020 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071274

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

[b]'Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday (18 August) warned the Centre on the long-pending Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal and said that "Punjab will burn" if asked to share water with neighbouring Haryana. Hmm if Punjab does burn can Kaptan sahab be dragged to cou...
by Raveen
18 Aug 2020 20:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183067

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

nachiket: yes, water is a whole other creature from other utilities. I’ve mentioned this before when Modi first announced the JJM last year - unlike toilets and electricity, the quality of water matters , together with quantity and distribution. However the other side of this argument is that most ...
by Raveen
18 Aug 2020 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045674

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL Helicopter Division is as good as any helicopter designer and manufacturer in the world: HAL Dhruv - Performing service in 100s across the country. HAL Rudra - Derived from Dhruv and much respected combat machine. HAL LCH (what shall it be named??)- Now serving in the heights of Himalayas. Perh...
by Raveen
18 Aug 2020 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083872

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

Very Nice post Sir. Just One line in it stands out "The services need training on why buying local is advantageous." Why? Are our military leaders blind to this fact that real strength comes from within? IN to a large extent has worked with Indian industry to make home grown tech, how is ...

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