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by VKumar
26 Mar 2019 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 7306

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

We need one refueller and one awacs per fighter squadron
by VKumar
25 Mar 2019 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2842
Views: 391095

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

India should increase customs duty on all Chinese imports to 200%.
by VKumar
25 Mar 2019 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1655
Views: 212725

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

PAF Embraer flying south of Islamabad. Check on flightradar
by VKumar
23 Mar 2019 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1655
Views: 212725

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

About F16 pilot death. Had seen a tweet from someone reportedly in London saying that the dead pilots family had confirmed to him, being a very close relative. Thereafter the tweet disappeared and no repeats.
by VKumar
22 Mar 2019 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3965
Views: 430243

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Briefly saw on flightradar Embraer just south of Isloo. Now c130 Hercules over mid Pukistan
by VKumar
17 Mar 2019 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 5655

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

We were at the same time in IITB. We both campaigned for Subramanian Swamy in 1977.

The Nation has lost an able administrator and a clean leader.

May God give him eternal peace.
by VKumar
11 Mar 2019 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 308936

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

Of the current spend on Rafale there are huge investments in modifying airbases, training simulator etc. These will be amortised over subsequent purchases. Cost of aircraft and weapons will naturally remain.
by VKumar
11 Mar 2019 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 308936

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

We should order 1 squadron of Rafale every year, at least till 2025 if not 2030
by VKumar
05 Mar 2019 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1655
Views: 212725

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

Wouldn't Pakistanis have got hold of this radar and other electronics in the downed MIG 21?
by VKumar
05 Mar 2019 03:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 308936

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

Should buy one squadron of Rafale every year for next 5 years.
by VKumar
02 Mar 2019 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3965
Views: 430243

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Congress tweeted a video purportedly of wingco's wife asking BJP not to make political capital. But it was immediately repudiated by many posters on twitter that the woman videographed was not his wife at all!

This is the extent to which Congress has fallen!
by VKumar
28 Feb 2019 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Information Warfare & Social Media Cell
Replies: 42
Views: 4066

Re: BRF Information Warfare & Social Media Cell

All SHOs in Karachi told to report on full night duty. Expecting action by Indian Navy. TWITTER.

No aircraft over Pakistan. Normal flights over India. Flight Radar.
by VKumar
28 Feb 2019 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Information Warfare & Social Media Cell
Replies: 42
Views: 4066

Re: BRF Information Warfare & Social Media Cell

All SHOs in Karachi told to report on full night duty. Expecting action by Indian Navy
by VKumar
27 Feb 2019 04:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125752

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

New tactics by unofficial terrorists in Pakistan , after these late night strikes is not to sleep at night but during the day.☺️
by VKumar
19 Feb 2019 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2451
Views: 430138

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

A trader told me that Uri border post is open for trade and no customs duty is imposed and today 35 trucks of dates passed through.
by VKumar
17 Feb 2019 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1200
Views: 233990

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Must start building another aircraft carrier, even if it is not the latest and greatest. We will need many more.
by VKumar
17 Feb 2019 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 308936

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

Buy one squadron of RAFALE every year till our 5th generation fighter is produced.
by VKumar
17 Feb 2019 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2722
Views: 514021

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

India to buy 2 more AWACS worth Rs 5.7k crore from Israel https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-to-buy-2-more-awacs-worth-rs-5-7k-crore-from-israel/articleshow/67765253.cms?from=mdr We need to look into integrating Israel Radar Phalcon type or more advanced on A330NEO platform and order l...
by VKumar
10 Feb 2019 15:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 362
Views: 41395

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

venug wrote:Also any trade with them means, funding their terrorism and lerting them live for ever.


Ban all trade with Pakistan and China.

Can't we survive without them? We will learn to make in India and supply the world.
by VKumar
10 Feb 2019 01:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 658858

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

The wall on our western border, can be a wall of artillery. This will keep out the hordes of terrorists expected as soon as Pakistan detonates. That is not how you fight wars. You concentrate your forces on points where you have to punch in thereby overwhelming the enemy forces on those points. Not...
by VKumar
09 Feb 2019 08:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 658858

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

The wall on our western border, can be a wall of artillery. This will keep out the hordes of terrorists expected as soon as Pakistan detonates.
by VKumar
09 Feb 2019 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 362
Views: 41395

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

But POJ and GB are integral parts of India and must be remerged.
by VKumar
07 Feb 2019 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2485
Views: 491995

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

We should order one squadron of Rafale every year for the next 10years, at least 5. We already have invested in infrastructure, training, arms, strategy, tactics. And it's L1
by VKumar
07 Feb 2019 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 362
Views: 41395

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Mark my words, these animals only respect a thrashing and any subtle talk is considered as a sign of weakness.
by VKumar
01 Feb 2019 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2942
Views: 365706

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

SO when the Mig 21 Bison's and Mig 27's retire by say 2025 we should have 1) Around 280 Su 30 MKI 2) 36 Rafale plus another some from an Follow On 36 order 3) 60 Mig 29's + 50 M-2000 4) 110 Jaguars 5) 40 LCA MK1 IOC + FOC + 30 MK1A. Plus Navy's Mig 29's plus whatever LCA they Pick up. So tip of the...
by VKumar
01 Feb 2019 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 183
Views: 25222

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Somewhere I read 2 AWACS also cleared with Israeli collaboration
by VKumar
01 Feb 2019 00:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2909
Views: 489131

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Not to forget that thanks to reservation and cheating in exams, large numbers of educated youth are unemployable
by VKumar
01 Feb 2019 00:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2909
Views: 489131

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Increasing proportion of youth in population. Increased farm mechanisation leaving youth to search for non agri jobs. Increasing participation of women in kobs, crowding out men. Increasing educational levels making rural youth migrate for urban jobs. Better health increasing man-days available. Man...
by VKumar
01 Feb 2019 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4187
Views: 383932

Re: Internal Security Watch

Notice Republic Day was without incident.
by VKumar
31 Jan 2019 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1200
Views: 233990

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

nam wrote:DAC approval means dilly squat.

They will approve the same thing every couple of years.


But Napakis may panic and blow up their balance reserves :rotfl:
by VKumar
29 Jan 2019 23:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2457
Views: 294986

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Sometime back I said that we were still heavily dependent on Pakistan keeping its airspace open for Indian carriers to operate flights from most of north India to the Gulf, and for most of India to Europe and beyond. Now the threat has proven real, via Spicejet cargo flights to Afghanistan being den...
by VKumar
26 Jan 2019 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3654
Views: 699316

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

PM tweeted about the success of fourth stage orbiting
by VKumar
26 Jan 2019 03:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4187
Views: 383932

Re: Internal Security Watch

Why did he visit the Chinese Embassy during Dhoklam? Any conjectures?
by VKumar
18 Jan 2019 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3935
Views: 572307

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

ks_sachin wrote:Jay
I have been thinking of this. Question is under what scenario will heptr v heptr happen.

Regards

In URI movie! :rotfl:
by VKumar
18 Jan 2019 03:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2492
Views: 336279

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Whenever Pakistanis want to hide they use the term South Asia
by VKumar
14 Jan 2019 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4187
Views: 383932

Re: Internal Security Watch

Russia and USA also very interested in the elections.
by VKumar
13 Jan 2019 01:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4187
Views: 383932

Re: Internal Security Watch

I think the citizenship-amendment-bill is a very good thing. The protests from certain districts of Assam which might go through population inversion are expected. RS may see an opposition walkout prior to the bill being passed. There is no way to tell a person's religion if he is trying to immigra...
by VKumar
29 Dec 2018 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2492
Views: 336279

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Ajit would say Pakistani economy is in liquid oxygen! Army expense not letting them live and alms from overseas not letting them die.
by VKumar
13 Dec 2018 23:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2909
Views: 489131

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Cane sugar import duty is 100%
Tea, coffee is 111%
Chocolate is 60%
Honey is 67%
Wine is 150%
Olive oil is 45%

There are many non tariff barriers too.

Therefore we will face difficulty in exports as other countries retaliate.
by VKumar
11 Dec 2018 05:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2909
Views: 489131

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The RBI by its stance of keeping interest rates high over the past since RR has damaged the MSME sector almost beyond repair. Compare interest rates in India with the competitors in USA, Japan, China , EU. Keep in mind that MSME sector has the largest employment potential per rupee invested. In this...

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