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by V_Raman
02 Nov 2019 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 472022

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Indian Navy seeks cancellation of $2.8 B amphibious warfare ship (LPD) tender http://www.spsnavalforces.com/news/?id=155&h=Indian-Navy-seeks-cancellation-of-$2.8B-amphibious-warfare-ship-LPD-tender 18 Sept 2019 The Indian Navy did not open the price bids, pushing the project into a limbo. While...
by V_Raman
02 Nov 2019 00:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4065
Views: 756280

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

from 90s to now - there is a great drop in quality. Most of the engg students buy their final year projects instead of doing it on their own! Final project is arguably the most important component in the whole degree giving you the practical experience close to real life work.
by V_Raman
01 Nov 2019 19:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4065
Views: 756280

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India's biggest failure is going to be education if it is not fixed at war footing. We are nowhere ready to take on things like RCEP etc.
by V_Raman
25 Oct 2019 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3436
Views: 481053

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

More than 50% of common Indians in USA will not even know this happened. 99% of natives will not know. Overall, doesn’t matter.

Heck - a maha guy did not even follow maha election!
by V_Raman
25 Oct 2019 03:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48895

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/1185885053747974144 ---> Flying operations commenced from 20 Oct 19. IAF's MiG-29 UPG are doing integrated flying with RAFO's Hawks, F-16 & Eurofighter Typhoon. A detailed briefing was done before commencement of joint operations. Happy landings to IAF and RAF...
by V_Raman
25 Oct 2019 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48895

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

India is the show case for russian h/w and India does not even exercise that much with Russian AF! This is twisted!!
by V_Raman
25 Oct 2019 02:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371323

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Well they better shape up then. Modi can get them only so Far!
by V_Raman
24 Oct 2019 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3436
Views: 481053

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Ah, Indian Americans complaining about there being too many Indians in the US. Quintessentialy Indian thing to do. You rarely see this self-destructive behavior among other ethnic groups. I have always wondered why. +1000 . I never see this mentality among Chinese, muslims (of all countries), Latin...
by V_Raman
24 Oct 2019 05:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3436
Views: 481053

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Decrease of H1B visas is because people from overseas (non US citizens) were overrunning the country (from the perspective of local Americans). I can very well see their point. I agree. The joke among my kids high school class "Columbus called this India as he landed at the local Costco!"...
by V_Raman
24 Oct 2019 05:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3436
Views: 481053

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

He can always declare a national emergency and get money.

Fantastic post UBji. Can I use these in my SM circles?
by V_Raman
24 Oct 2019 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48895

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

There was a news report tagged in one of the threads that HAL had a proposal for an uprated Adour engine.
by V_Raman
24 Oct 2019 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48895

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Cybaru wrote:
V_Raman wrote:Imaging Jaguar getting upgraded with domestic uprated version of Adour! IAF suddenly has very long teeth!!


Worth adding more LCA Mk1A instead of 2 billion for 60 planes. You get brand new 30-38 Mk1A.


I meant with the desi version of upgraded Adour. Not the honeywell ones.
by V_Raman
18 Oct 2019 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2797
Views: 461400

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

Mig-29UPGs are a game changer! If Jaguars can be upgraded with domestic uprated Adours - IAF suddenly is very long on teeth!!
by V_Raman
18 Oct 2019 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48895

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Imaging Jaguar getting upgraded with domestic uprated version of Adour! IAF suddenly has very long teeth!!
by V_Raman
16 Oct 2019 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11986
Views: 931593

Re: Levant crisis - III

USA is doubling down for its extended fight with PRC. these are distractions it does not want. there is no way they are getting out of Arabian peninsula which is the important one. Rest - syria/turkey etc. - Europe should handle. Time for them to commit troops and not rely on USA - which is what Tru...
by V_Raman
15 Oct 2019 06:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kurdistan - An Indian National Interest
Replies: 194
Views: 13606

Re: Kurdistan - An Indian National Interest

what if this turns into NATO actually attacking Turkey? Why would Ergodan willingly get into such a situation?
by V_Raman
15 Oct 2019 02:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3436
Views: 481053

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

if it cause urban vote confusion - woudnt republicans pass it as that affects dems more?
by V_Raman
10 Oct 2019 05:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5006
Views: 964893

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

This is already known. The issue was with cost. We wanted it as part of offsets - Safran said no, we want hard money for this!
by V_Raman
04 Oct 2019 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 424
Views: 33437

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

So the scenario predicted by an Indian in the early 1900s - I forget his name - that China+Islam vs India+West is coming true!
by V_Raman
04 Oct 2019 06:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3767
Views: 411529

Re: Understanding the US - Again

EB1 is super hard to get. You need to give evidence of not only published papers, also also the # of times it is cited - this is a very important metric as it points to the usefulness of the work.
by V_Raman
03 Oct 2019 03:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1220
Views: 175159

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

If at all we get any fighters outside of Rafale - only F18 makes sense. Otherwise, just invest more in Rafale...

Commonality of engines with LCA
Applicability to the NAVY
In service with USA for a long time with many enhancement possibilities
by V_Raman
27 Sep 2019 05:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419359

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Given the political headwinds around the world, India should create a situation and take over POK. If all of the territory is with India - there will be no noise around plesbiscite etc.

If and when UK implodes - we can take that spot in the P5.
by V_Raman
27 Sep 2019 05:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2610
Views: 396306

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I dream of the day when UK splits, rejected out of P5, and India taking that spot - karma it is!

If Labor gets elected - it will accelerate the process. We got independence with Clement Attlee. We will become part of P5 with Jeremy Corbyn!
by V_Raman
18 Sep 2019 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3436
Views: 481053

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I have always believed that there will be a fleet of ships for transporting oil and gas from USA to India contributing to a substantial % of Indian needs.
by V_Raman
17 Sep 2019 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 294
Views: 38837

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

What is the NATO equivalent of S300/S400. Is it a set of systems? Why can’t KSA get that?
by V_Raman
31 Aug 2019 22:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419359

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Why do we need sswamy to tweet what we have been speculating here for a couple of years now!
by V_Raman
28 Aug 2019 21:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371323

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/5Forty3/status/1166602028568764418 Dr Praveen Patil @5Forty3 INC leaders privately confess " What do we fight for? Kashmir? Reinstatement of triple Talaq? Rebuilding Babri Masjid in Ayodhya? There is nothing left really, he (Modi) is giving the poor gas cylinders, money in ...
by V_Raman
28 Aug 2019 07:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419359

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

This airspace closing talk - I guess pak is going into a state of defense preparedness for the inevitable PoK offensive by India!
by V_Raman
28 Aug 2019 04:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419359

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

POK and GB must be flushed first. I mean, no way do we want the present infestations there to become Indian voters, hain? It will be a UT with small Number of MPs. It can be managed. India will silently encourage non- Kashmiris to go packing for a period of time and most of them will do it. Otherwi...
by V_Raman
28 Aug 2019 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419359

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

If India gets POk and unites Kashmir - there will be permanent peace. Kashmiris will be grateful eternally.
by V_Raman
26 Aug 2019 12:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419359

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I don’t understand why India got invited to G7. Maybe to discuss sending troops to AFG with all relevant parties?
by V_Raman
26 Aug 2019 07:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371323

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

India should send troops to AFG to secure our borders. Find a way to supply troops and encircle pak.
by V_Raman
25 Aug 2019 15:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419359

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I feel that USA is smarting from this as much as pak. I expect to see slowly increasing backlash from them. They are slowly starting the human rights angle. This could have been gamed by India already though.
by V_Raman
24 Aug 2019 19:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali
Replies: 37
Views: 3000

Re: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali

May his soul find peace!
by V_Raman
22 Aug 2019 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3436
Views: 481053

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I have always believed in Indian troops in AFG. It is possible with India gets back Gilgit-Baltistan and be able to support its troops to AFG. That could be a grand bargain with the USA if we can handle China.
by V_Raman
21 Aug 2019 14:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371323

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

What is this affliction with India appointing people who studied overseas for critical positions in the government?
by V_Raman
21 Aug 2019 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419359

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

What if there is some kind of adverse ruling from ICJ? What are the chances? If yes, what is the impact?
by V_Raman
20 Aug 2019 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419359

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

We need mota bhai to enter the media in India on India's side.

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