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by V_Raman
12 Apr 2019 03:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1253
Views: 85144

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I have subscribed to PP site. Can I post tidbits?
by V_Raman
11 Apr 2019 05:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1253
Views: 85144

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

My mom moved her US trip to vote for NDA!
by V_Raman
09 Apr 2019 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 847
Views: 91454

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I would rather have a PM who does something important/useful and boasts about it even it is timed for elections than have a PM who will not do anything to truly advance the nation!
by V_Raman
04 Apr 2019 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3142
Views: 438864

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

India will not stop until Masood Azhar is declared a terrorist by UN is what I think.
by V_Raman
04 Apr 2019 00:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1253
Views: 85144

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

RSS wants majoritarian polity. Cadre will be enthused if the current dispensation has swayed too far away from it. This happened in 2014. BJP government came in, fixed the mess and advanced the majoritarian polity agenda 3 steps forward. But this may not result in votes. The new dispensation might m...
by V_Raman
03 Apr 2019 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2868
Views: 366000

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

Karan M wrote:
V_Raman wrote:Cant we have aerostat style radars for 24/7 coverage?


yes, but they are very vulnerable to strikes as they are (relatively) fixed.


Sorry I accidentally reported your post instead of replying to it. I dont know how to unreport it. My apologies.
by V_Raman
02 Apr 2019 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2868
Views: 366000

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

Cant we have aerostat style radars for 24/7 coverage?
by V_Raman
31 Mar 2019 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4695

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

The first five paperback books sold have spelling errors on the rear cover (only) - as a previous poster has pointed out. They were purchased before the error was flagged. It should be corrected by tomorrow. Happened because of a glitch that prevented me from previewing what I typed and the spellch...
by V_Raman
30 Mar 2019 06:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4695

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Got the book delivered just now. DeansJi - Why many spelling mistakes in the summary at the back of the book?!

IIndia
Concersssions
theat
acount
poeple

Have not started reading yet. But a simple spell check would have addressed these!
by V_Raman
28 Mar 2019 06:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4695

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

I just ordered the paperback...
by V_Raman
27 Mar 2019 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 847
Views: 91454

Re: Indian ASAT test

Kudos aside - this is serious! Something is definitely cooking...
by V_Raman
18 Mar 2019 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 6020

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

A true warrior. May his soul find peace.
by V_Raman
17 Mar 2019 08:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3719
Views: 646681

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Why are all these chinese photos so shiny? the weapons look like toys! from what i understood, they have some fetish for super white and shiny cute things and effeminate men seem to be popular as well!

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/11/12/ch ... the-party/
by V_Raman
16 Mar 2019 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2599
Views: 514860

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

^^ We do have stuff that is comparable and probably not the best time to discuss it either. BrarW Have you seen this, or do you have access to this? Interested in seeing what these guys make of the J-20A. https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/isec_a_00337 Synopsis: J-20 rushed to forces ...
by V_Raman
15 Mar 2019 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2599
Views: 514860

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

Can I post the J-20 related content here or will that be copyright violation? It seems to be an unauthenticated open link.
by V_Raman
15 Mar 2019 02:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 828
Views: 132188

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Singha wrote:mazar is a really beautiful and planned city, with many neat tree lined avenues.
a marytr massoud avenue is there.


lament time - the city looks beautiful and very clean! and this is a worn torn city!! we just dont get cleanliness somehow!!!
by V_Raman
14 Mar 2019 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536954

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

TSP might say that China is a non-state actor and we dont have control them on how they vote on masood azhar unsc resolutions!
by V_Raman
13 Mar 2019 01:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 828
Views: 132188

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

If India wants the neighborhood to be peaceful - we have no choice. We are too big to not provide a security umbrella in our neighborhood. I dont think we can take over POK or any other territory from Pakistan. That will be a disaster and set us back by decades. We need to move Sauron's eye to some ...
by V_Raman
08 Mar 2019 07:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2868
Views: 366000

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

No silly unthinking posts. This is a serious forum and we expect more than "I think" and silly one-liners.

Next one on the same lines gets a warning.

-KM
by V_Raman
07 Mar 2019 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536954

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Aditya_V wrote:https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/latest-from-pakistan-army-jaish-doesnt-exist-in-our-country/articleshow/68295122.cms

Latest from Pakistan army: Jaish doesn’t exist in our countrysince the morning of 26 Feb 19
:D


Of course - their entire cadre got spiced at Balakot
by V_Raman
01 Mar 2019 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 536954

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

IMO NaMO will wait for Masood Azhar UNSC resolution to its conclusion. If it gets vetoed by China, there will be more fireworks.
by V_Raman
22 Feb 2019 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 372
Views: 44633

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Things are coming a head.

Indus diversion
ICJ and likely Jadhav release order
Pulwana and Masood Azhar - likely getting declared as terrorist by UN based on latest UNSC statement

Nervous times...
by V_Raman
19 Feb 2019 15:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 372
Views: 44633

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

..... * Don't ask me who gave go ahead? I am fuzzy but think Pakistan would not have acted on own. And China is too involved in fighting off Orange. So by elimination whoever wants India in Afghanistan without paying the price. IOW this still retains the World island idea by keeping out Russia from...
by V_Raman
15 Feb 2019 04:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 159502

Re: Pulwama Attack

India is free to target JEM here. Taking out Masood Azhar, along with revoking article 370 pre-election will set the right tone. This will show that govt has started tough on the response and campaign rhetoric around a much bigger response post election will be good.
by V_Raman
15 Feb 2019 00:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 159502

Re: Pulwama Attack

What is the counter attack starts with changes on our own side?

Presidential decree to abrogate 370
by V_Raman
13 Feb 2019 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 319722

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

Hindu: Rafale deal not on ‘better terms’ than UPA-era offer Wow. The Hindu has put up the entire 8 page dissent note submitted by three members of the Indian Negotiating Team. Regardless of the concerns raised, the MoD is leaking sensitive docs like crazy. NaMo has certainly upset some very powerfu...
by V_Raman
08 Feb 2019 13:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2018
Views: 266019

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

UK to invite India to co-develop sixth-generation fighter aircraft Tempest. And so it begins again, another east India type ops, Indian money, britshit IP. Maybe this is the reason May visited India. She might have discussed Mallya too. AMCA is 5th gen, not 6th gen. More things might fall out of th...
by V_Raman
02 Feb 2019 08:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2969
Views: 507433

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

IMO the biggest issue for quality of life in India is sanitation. On the budget - it makes sense to align the tax free bracket to the amount used for 10% quota income limit - 8L/year. The only way to do that is by the rebate. Doing that by increasing the exemption limit would substantially reduce th...
by V_Raman
02 Feb 2019 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 828
Views: 132188

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

I have said this multiple times before and still I believe it - there will be Indian boots in Afghanistan. Iran is neutralized with trading in rupees with India. So they will not have issues. I still believe we will sign-up for F18 - engine commonality with LCA, engine tech, navy carrier fighter, NL...
by V_Raman
25 Jan 2019 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 706
Views: 175058

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

We need something like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sejong_the_Great-class_destroyer Even the new Vishakapatnam class has very little missle load-out even though the tonnage is close to the Korean destroyer (8500t vs 7400t). I thought we have moved to standardize on LM2500 modules for our ships. Th...
by V_Raman
04 Dec 2018 05:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3132
Views: 374678

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Katare wrote:Not ideal but livable deal since the neutral expert ruled in our favor for the spillway gate heights


Noob question: Does this affect power generation capacity in any way?
by V_Raman
27 Nov 2018 02:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1034394

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

If we can get the Igla tech and manufacturing knowhow - good enough. With our expertise, we can improve it.
by V_Raman
17 Nov 2018 06:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 319722

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

If govt comes clean on this, then Modi's image will be boosted like crazy in time for 2019.
by V_Raman
08 Nov 2018 05:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2884
Views: 405836

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

If India becomes too ambitious Pak will be let go to break up at a time when we cannot handle it?!?! If USA succeeds in the trade war, then our time is up ?!?!
by V_Raman
05 Nov 2018 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2018
Views: 266019

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Rudradev wrote:Yensoy, source please?


found below links when I did an image search in google

https://www.reddit.com/r/pakistan/comme ... _pakistan/

from that to below

https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/ ... 20215-g002
by V_Raman
25 Oct 2018 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1263
Views: 255625

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I have always had two questions and never gotten a good answer.

What happened to the HDW line?

Why cant we get Kilo tech?
by V_Raman
14 Sep 2018 06:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 319722

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

I guess Mukesh and Anil agreed that Telecom will be Mukesh and Defense will be Anil. Anil sold infocomm to Mukesh...
by V_Raman
09 Sep 2018 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 13559

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

In 1991 - both India and Russia were beggars!! I recall posts in another thread where it was revealed that Russians were more comfortable offering sensitive tech to India than China during that time frame and we just did not have the money!! Beggars cant complain !!!! India got what it wanted from R...

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