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by VKumar
09 Oct 2018 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2122
Views: 245998

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: 4488
Views: 750048

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: 4488
Views: 750048

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: 188
Views: 26540

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: 3647
Views: 470384

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: 188
Views: 26540

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4711
Views: 876662

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: 2605
Views: 522692

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: 150867

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: 1406
Views: 195958

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: 2605
Views: 522692

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: 2177
Views: 339677

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: 2177
Views: 339677

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: 1500
Views: 199488

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: 4728
Views: 337574

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: 4002
Views: 313300

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: 7765
Views: 617880

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: 4728
Views: 337574

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: 1039
Views: 148062

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: 3492
Views: 238558

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: 1500
Views: 199488

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: 195271

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: 1721
Views: 231215

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: 485
Views: 36423

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: 1406
Views: 195958

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: 506
Views: 79925

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: 4002
Views: 313300

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: 2288
Views: 365779

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: 2288
Views: 365779

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: 2122
Views: 245998

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: 1274
Views: 202998

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: 4002
Views: 313300

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: 2177
Views: 339677

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: 2288
Views: 365779

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: 1269
Views: 183757

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: 2177
Views: 339677

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: 4002
Views: 313300

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: 731
Views: 152727

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: 2177
Views: 339677

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: 2177
Views: 339677

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...

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