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by VKumar
29 Jul 2018 23:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3465
Views: 228366

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

An Indian who was kidnapped in Malaysia was rescued. His kidnappers are 3 Pakistani men, who have been arrested. Sushmaji tweet.
by VKumar
29 Jul 2018 00:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1492
Views: 194337

Re: India's Power Sector

It is all accounted for. Maybe at at one time not any more. Things are a lot more efficient now. There is a reason demand growth is crawling even as the population is much more prosperous than 20 years ago. There is also a lot of low hanging fruit in terms of efficiency and losses to draw on. Right...
by VKumar
25 Jul 2018 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 189522

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Things are getting active in Baluchistan. Lots of ambushes taking place.

On another note, an ad offering residential property in Gwadar is circulating in Terrorists.
by VKumar
25 Jul 2018 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1709
Views: 225944

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

chola wrote:^^^ Holy shit. This is true? There are people willing to sabotage a national project to favor a phoren competitor?


Wasn't the design head of Arjun 'killed in a road accident' in Rajasthan, when a truck hit the car he was travelling in? He was going for Arjun trials, I believe.
by VKumar
25 Jul 2018 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 24888

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Every customer has the option of choice between suppliers or refusing to buy at all.
by VKumar
23 Jul 2018 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 880
Views: 137278

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

Money will be spent over next 10 to 12 years, from a growing GDP.

Not to bolster the defence, in a growing economy, is to invite trouble.

It's the cost of maintaining peace so the Nation can grow to its potential.
by VKumar
04 Jul 2018 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 45960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Most importantly does Government have money to spare? Even to pay OROP they are struggling.
by VKumar
04 Jul 2018 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286726

Re: Internal Security Watch

Supratik wrote:I am surprised the Govt has not banned PFI, SDPI and related orgs yet. How many more deaths it will take to wake up?

https://www.firstpost.com/india/20-year ... 50611.html


What about TMC?
by VKumar
03 Jul 2018 02:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 350929

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

ArjunPandit wrote:^^Did we hear or make any noise when pakistan absorbed GB and PoK for CPEC???


Yes. Just Google for India protests OBOR through Kashmir, or similar.
by VKumar
02 Jul 2018 01:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 350929

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Shauryaji: Since the Constituent Assembly does not exist, doesn't SS have a point? If 370 were not "special", why would such a strange condition attach? That means that 370 IS special, and so can be abrogated without the conditions for a standard constitutional article. UB: I hold no brie...
by VKumar
02 Jul 2018 01:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1953
Views: 218481

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I wonder why Pakistan continues to call its currency as Rupee. Being a West Asian or Middle Eastern country, shouldn't they use the name as Dirhams or Riyals ? After all why use an Indian word all the time?
by VKumar
02 Jul 2018 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1226
Views: 197646

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

The making of the Kargil disaster, a book " From Kargil to the coup, events that shook Pakistan " by Nasim Zehra, excerpts on dawn.com are a must read.
by VKumar
12 Jun 2018 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286726

Re: Internal Security Watch

Reading a MUST READ book. Hindu Terror by RVS MANI, former Home Ministry Officer responsible for Internal Security Division between 2006-2010. Exposes all plots of UPA government.
Rs. 495 on Amazon.
by VKumar
09 Jun 2018 23:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1830
Views: 277020

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Supratik wrote:One solution will be to mark "vegetarian feed" and then export to India.


Organic dairy products
by VKumar
29 May 2018 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 350929

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Gilgit & Baltistan are being illegally incorporated as Pakistan's province. Pass a law that bans any company or subsidiary from doing business in India if they are involved in any investment or usage of infrastructure in Gilgit & Baltistan without India's approval. If they ship anything thr...
by VKumar
29 May 2018 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1214
Views: 172649

Re: Analyzing CPEC

And passing through hostile territory with low consumer base, also difficult terrain that makes both travel as well as maintenance expensive.
by VKumar
29 May 2018 22:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1830
Views: 277020

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

And it's an election year
by VKumar
23 May 2018 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286726

Re: Internal Security Watch

Read dna.in/frdy Amnesty report that Rohingyas killed scores of Hindus.
by VKumar
21 May 2018 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 128583

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Cain Marko wrote:Again, I wish they created a twin engined bird with kaveri weighing about 10-11 tons instead of a radically different single engine bird dependent on the f414.


Same here. They haven't even put the Kaveri in any jet so far. Shows their seriousness.
by VKumar
21 May 2018 11:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1830
Views: 277020

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

3% of loan amount turning NPA is normal as per some accounts. So there will be some NPAs and some losses... And this is actually a good thing. If loans are fully guaranteed and there are no NPAs, that only means that banks are lazy in lending (have exceedingly high lending standards which shuts out...
by VKumar
21 May 2018 09:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1830
Views: 277020

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Now that Bhushan steel is sold to Tata, for a sum that is lower than the amount loaned plus accumulated interest, in that case the difference must be absorbed by the bank or supported by the government, in either case it is a hit on the tax payer. This difference amount should be recovered to the m...
by VKumar
21 May 2018 00:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1830
Views: 277020

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

My question is who is going to bear the loss. The difference between the loans given and the money recovered. This should be recovered from the group companies of the borrowers, the collateral, the guarantors, and personal assets of directors. That's not how insolvency and bankruptcy codes work. Ev...
by VKumar
20 May 2018 20:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1830
Views: 277020

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/tata-steel-completes-acquisition-of-controlling-stake-in-bhushan-steel/articleshow/64226210.cms NEW DELHI: Bamnipal Steel Ltd (BNPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Steel, has successfully completed the acquisition of controlling stake ...
by VKumar
30 Apr 2018 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1892
Views: 325799

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

srai wrote:
JTull wrote:
No. More tankers needed.

Combination of both ;)


Need one tanker and one AWACS per squadron for good performance.
by VKumar
30 Apr 2018 22:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1830
Views: 277020

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The tomato growers in Bhiwani and Charkhi Dadri are forced to dump their produce on the roads in the absence of adequate prices in the vegetable markets. The farmers are not getting a good price for tomatos even after the state government has introduced the Bhavanter Bharpay Yojana (BBY) to ensure ...
by VKumar
13 Apr 2018 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1892
Views: 325799

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

Philip wrote:https://bharatkarnad.com/2018/03/31/fgfa-back-in-the-reckoning/
FGFA back in the reckoning?
Posted on March 31, 2018 by Bharat Karnad


But USD 100 M is same as Rs. 100 cr.
by VKumar
25 Mar 2018 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 216052

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

"Deep State" Has Decided To Clampdown On Friday Sermon ( AKA Jummah Khutba) In Isloo Mosques . Rousing The Awaam Will Not Be Allowed. Speech By The Mullah Will Have To Be Approved In Writing Before Delivery ! Friday sermons to be delivered on select topics, following approval ISLAMABAD: F...
by VKumar
24 Mar 2018 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3986
Views: 613532

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Can't they have a backup chute?
by VKumar
24 Mar 2018 22:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1830
Views: 277020

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

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Mod note
Take your rumors someplace else .
by VKumar
22 Mar 2018 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2036
Views: 241840

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

PLA has taken over from border police. Today's news.
by VKumar
22 Mar 2018 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2036
Views: 241840

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

Now that warm weather is approaching, things may get hotter with terrorists in JK and Chinese making noise in AP.
by VKumar
21 Mar 2018 23:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1830
Views: 277020

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

HAL IPO undersubscribed. 99% subscription. Retail investors stay away.

Bharat Dynamics oversubscribed 1.30 times.

Midhani IPO started today.
by VKumar
19 Mar 2018 00:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4365
Views: 306653

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Riveting final match between India and Bangladesh. Super, super batting by Dinesh Karthik

India won with a 6 off the last ball, with 5 runs required to win! Hats off to DN
by VKumar
18 Mar 2018 23:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 943
Views: 88311

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Everyone should read ' BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE'
How America dealt with native Indians. A true classic.
by VKumar
18 Mar 2018 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1633
Views: 198112

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Agree. If only we could educate those remaining in India property ... Not only educating properly ( for example, such that students can attempt exams without need to copy, diverse streams of education and qualification ) but also providing suitable employment or suitable entrepreneurial ecosystem, ...
by VKumar
15 Mar 2018 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 209
Views: 19763

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

The safer tactic would be to hold off the stronger enemy whilst swiftly overcoming the weaker one, leaving you with only one to fight, at which stage the enemy will most likely sue for peace.
by VKumar
13 Mar 2018 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 610
Views: 65132

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Money will be available for all critical equipment. Repeatedly Arun Jaitley and Narendra Modi have said this wrt defense. I believe them.
by VKumar
12 Mar 2018 05:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2036
Views: 241840

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

Digressing a bit, 62 did not make India go nuclear. 64 caused Pak to go nuclear (and plan 65), 71 caused us to go nuclear. Lal Bahadur Shastri, PM, had said that nuclear explosions could be used for peaceful purposes. J. Bhabha was ready with the technology. First there was an attempt to stop this ...
by VKumar
09 Mar 2018 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400087

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

IMVVHO we should keep the SU30MKI line open through the next 10 years, if need be, at lowest viable levels, maybe 6 or 4 per year. This will provide updated replacement and keep numbers up. The rest of the capacity should be used to upgrade those in service. By the time we finish with upgrading the ...

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