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by VKumar
18 Jan 2019 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3834
Views: 529182

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: 2315
Views: 290022

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: 4112
Views: 350609

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: 4112
Views: 350609

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: 2315
Views: 290022

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: 2647
Views: 428034

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: 2647
Views: 428034

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...
by VKumar
06 Dec 2018 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1763
Views: 247045

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Rakesh wrote:^^^^ Please do not quote an entire post, to only put in a one-liner. I have edited your post. Thank You.


Apologies.
by VKumar
06 Dec 2018 03:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1763
Views: 247045

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

disha wrote:I do not think it is...

Tanks now have active and passive defense against missiles and other projectiles. Armor too has become sophisticated and better.
by VKumar
02 Dec 2018 22:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 646722

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

But for the perfidy of bankers, Demo would have wiped out huge chunks of cash. I heard of one businessman who burnt one sack full of cash till his banker helped him. I think government underestimated the corruption capability of bankers. Gradually stop printing high value notes - 2000, 500, do not r...
by VKumar
21 Nov 2018 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2315
Views: 290022

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Elections also approaching. Can be an additional reason for a Paki misadventure.
by VKumar
21 Nov 2018 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3092
Views: 354083

Re: Indus Water Treaty

How about stopping the flow of water till flow of terror is stopped.
by VKumar
21 Nov 2018 00:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 646722

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Another round of demonetisation is required. With better management. No need to fix a cieling for exchange, just deposit the demonetised notes into your bank account. ITO will ask source in future. Meanwhile limit withdrawal to not more than ₹50k per week. Let's see what happens.
by VKumar
05 Nov 2018 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2197
Views: 220554

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

We've been calling upon Pak to behave itself for decades.The result? Zilch.A dialogue of the deaf. The only thing that the Paki ( uniformed) establishment will hear and makes them soil their trousers is the sound of incoming Indian arty. and MBRLrounds. Let the talking be done by our guns first. Le...
by VKumar
02 Nov 2018 21:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2647
Views: 428034

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Source: ANI:Twitter link This is getting better :D http://www.doingbusiness.org/en/rankings 2019 2018 Ease of Doing Business Rank 77 100 Starting a Business 137 156 Dealing with Construction Permits 52 181 Getting Electricity 24 29 Registering Property 166 154 Getting Credit 22 29 Protecting Minori...
by VKumar
09 Oct 2018 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2315
Views: 290022

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

If Pakistanis are true to type they will agree to IMF demands, do pappi-jappi with the candle kissers, collect the money, make a pretence of peace and as soon as they can, will send over teams of terrorists.
by VKumar
04 Oct 2018 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4520
Views: 776908

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

It would make me very happy just to see Kaveri in a LCA just for Taxi trials. No need to get airborne.
by VKumar
02 Oct 2018 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4520
Views: 776908

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

In a 4 engine jet, can 1 engine not be swapped with Kaveri? In case it doesn't work, it can be shut down and plane can land with 3 engines. I think we should mount Kaveri on a LCA or any aircraft available, just do taxi trials and see the results. Meanwhile see if 4 engine aircraft can be modified t...
by VKumar
01 Oct 2018 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 218
Views: 32599

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

The TU aircraft have much more endurance and cargo capacity. TU 160 seems suitable for the Indian Ocean management role whilst TU 22m would be the long range DPSA. If Russia with a lower GDP can afford these, why cannot we? Maybe in a phased manner. Need not use ballistic missiles for conventional l...
by VKumar
01 Oct 2018 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3834
Views: 529182

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

LGB cannot have have the kind of impact the B52s had on the shomali plain, dropping perhaps 50-100 bombs each. artillery and heavy bombers bring a lot heat to the fight and can sustain it on low cost/round. for well id'ed point targets (storage sites, airbases, vehicle parks) I agree that LGBs do h...
by VKumar
30 Sep 2018 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 218
Views: 32599

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

What would be the impact if we acquire one squadron each of TU 160 and TU 22m on our defence posture?
by VKumar
26 Sep 2018 22:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989333

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Should test whether Astra can intercept a Brahmos
by VKumar
25 Sep 2018 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3495
Views: 737789

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

Whether a Kaveri can be installed in a Tejas? And can trials such as taxiing be safely conducted by a Kaveri installed Tejas? Will such experiments yield any useful information?
by VKumar
23 Sep 2018 15:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 156121

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

India should simply treat Pak as a diseased land and seal all borders with it,stop all contact and communication with its tribes uniformed except through the barrel of a gun.Let Pak stew in its own juice and the various factions tear each other to pieces.And if the Chinese want to enter the ring an...
by VKumar
21 Sep 2018 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1716
Views: 253055

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

My questions about this offset matter. 1. Is it the prerogative of the supplier to select the offset partner? 2. Is there only one offset partner? 3. Is the offset partner to produce the jet or anything else the supplier can buy? I think the answer to all the above is NO. Since the 1980s, government...
by VKumar
10 Sep 2018 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3495
Views: 737789

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

great to hear... Chetak our limitation is not fitting probes to fighters....we have 300+ fighters already with probe (su30, jags, m2k, mig29upg, tejas), but the fact we only have 6 refuelers with limited fuel. these 6 will be heavily tasked to support the Phalcons in a war situation. we need the 90...
by VKumar
09 Sep 2018 06:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2647
Views: 428034

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Customs duty is levied by Centre. It is levied on all items, including basic food like cooking oil - (40% plus 10% surcharge!). It increases cost, denies choice and quality to consumer. No politician or government officer seems to understand the importance of imports in creating a consumer/customer ...
by VKumar
08 Sep 2018 23:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2647
Views: 428034

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

How government can cut taxes on fuel without taking a hit in revenues Nice graphics showing why fuel prices on the street are higher today, although crude oil prices are lower than 5 years back. The suggestion to move away from having taxes added on as a percentage (ad valorem) of the raw fuel pric...
by VKumar
30 Aug 2018 23:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1504
Views: 205773

Re: India's Power Sector

Anil Ambani has sold his power distribution company Reliance Power to Adani group. Reliance Power used to be BSES - BOMBAY SUBURBAN ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO.LTD.
by VKumar
30 Aug 2018 23:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4868
Views: 367035

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Must read: https://swarajyamag.com/insta/how-swapna-barman-overcame-poverty-immense-pain-to-give-india-its-first-heptathlon-gold-at-asian-games India's first Heptathlon. Can somebody (preferably from Bengal) help her get specialized shoes? She has 6-toes and the normal average shoes causes her pain...
by VKumar
30 Aug 2018 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4112
Views: 350609

Re: Internal Security Watch

#MeTooUrbanNaxal users are identifying themselves for further investigation.
by VKumar
30 Aug 2018 22:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 646722

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Demo was a nice little trap laid out by GoI. You don't deposit, you loose the money. You deposit, you lay a paper trail leading back to you and still lose the money . Either way GoI wins. Fixed that for you. I'm surprised the press didn't even get that when they talked about '99% of money has been ...
by VKumar
30 Aug 2018 19:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4868
Views: 367035

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Hockey lost 7-6 in shootout to Malaysia
by VKumar
29 Aug 2018 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1041
Views: 150948

Re: The IAF History Thread

question for serious IAF historians. I sometimes have conversations with gentlemen who claim to be experts on the Indo-Pak and other wars and find myself politely nodding and smiling whilst complete bakwas is spewed at the other end. However, one story that resurfaces often (and for which I have se...
by VKumar
29 Jul 2018 23:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3518
Views: 251948

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: 1504
Views: 205773

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: 199051

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: 1763
Views: 247045

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: 544
Views: 45008

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: 1716
Views: 253055

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.

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