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by V_Raman
25 Feb 2021 16:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201601

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The biggest weapons india has are two - is its own set of celebrities who can overshadow the western ones in the eyes of the indian populace and PM who is popular for 90% of the population.
by V_Raman
25 Feb 2021 00:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6087
Views: 1357115

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Latest NaMo statement on privatization: "Government has no business to be in business" :D
by V_Raman
25 Feb 2021 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201601

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/dhume/status/896391328715747328 @dhume Expecting Yogi Adityanath to pursue development is like expecting your dog to cook breakfast. No harm in hoping but don't hold your breath. First Jihadini Ayyu. Now this fellow Dhume. Something is cooking. It is too early for 2024 . THere i...
by V_Raman
24 Feb 2021 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 188
Views: 47671

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

That is dumb - Indian forces are too big to keep anything that flies in IAF. Then why Rudra for IA? I guess IAF wanted the shiny USA toy for itself :-)
by V_Raman
24 Feb 2021 13:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1993
Views: 295642

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

DMK election campaign looks tired - Stalin does not come across as a leader - but TN politics is still based on loyalties to MuKa/MGR/Amma - so cannot discount DMK based on how Stalin campaigns. Tejaswi making statements like DMK is anti-hindu in campaign rallies - I really dont know how that is goi...
by V_Raman
24 Feb 2021 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 188
Views: 47671

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Why do we need LCH in IAF? Arent such helicopters mainly for the Army? Why are Apaches with the IAF?
by V_Raman
24 Feb 2021 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1993
Views: 295642

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Covid handling has won a lot of goodwill for ADMK govt. The health minister - C. Vijayabaskar - a MBBS doctor - came across as a level headed, educated, informed person who is in control and a great communicator! Allayed the fears of the public and respect for the govt. is high. Paarkalaam...
by V_Raman
22 Feb 2021 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135692

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Getting that 12 could make it credible for the USN trainer bid as well
by V_Raman
21 Feb 2021 23:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6087
Views: 1357115

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I think the govt is playing this to bring fuel under GST - which will immediately reduce the price...
by V_Raman
20 Feb 2021 03:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2017
Views: 220332

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

Why are they releasing videos now?! They are withdrawing....
by V_Raman
20 Feb 2021 02:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5795
Views: 670329

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/maharashtra-farmer-buys-rs-30-crore-helicopter-to-travel-for-his-dairy-business an affordable twin-engined plane or a helicopter under 10 crores - indian private aviation will take off IMO... HAL should sell a civilian version of LUH... WOW helicopers are super cheap al...
by V_Raman
19 Feb 2021 04:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41644

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

who would have thought the great woke types like Rihanna/Greta would be cut to size by the lowly Indian govt and Indian celebs!!! The entire liberal woke movement is going to be cut to size by India...
by V_Raman
19 Feb 2021 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700076

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Lt Gen YK Joshi is the final word on this - China lost. no 2 ways about it. Whats happens now - might be due to other reasons. But not related...
by V_Raman
19 Feb 2021 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028191

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I am waiting for Covaxin. Given the mutations - that might be humanity's best hope. After the unncessary comments by Serum Institute head - I hope/wish he is forced to manufacture Covaxin to increase production...
by V_Raman
19 Feb 2021 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700076

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Interesting. If the woke dispensation in USA takes root - India-China reproachment will happen. Good for Asia IMO.
by V_Raman
18 Feb 2021 06:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 523
Views: 87131

Re: Know Your India

Same with my FIL/MIL - they got the renewed passport 3 days after the appt. they were shocked pleasantly!!
by V_Raman
17 Feb 2021 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700076

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

We have the biggest inward-out card on China - Tibet. I dont think China can/will play that game with India. Pak is too weak. Others pearls are too small. China border/military threat, IMO is neutralized for the next decade atleast if no action by end of 2022.
by V_Raman
16 Feb 2021 03:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41644

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

I hope Koo can scale and be performant. This is not easy. If they manage it and India moves to Koo and out of whatsapp -> FB/Twitter are basicall dying companies at that point...
by V_Raman
13 Feb 2021 03:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8638

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

India is coming across as a good mature democracy and an empire in its own right with unique values in the handling of COVID and these CAA/Farmer protests.
by V_Raman
13 Feb 2021 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 287
Views: 65809

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

If there is a good twin engined plane <10 crore range - then indians would lap it up given good cheap landing coverage. people can get in ride share model too and use it. key is affordable parking/landing infra and fuel. i guess it can run on petrol to avoid aviation fuel. There are many private bus...
by V_Raman
12 Feb 2021 07:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5605
Views: 671321

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

After Ashwin - India has a real problem - dont have any frontline spinner in the ranks - kuldeep/chahal or this new guy - i dont know...
by V_Raman
12 Feb 2021 07:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 287
Views: 65809

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

please make a twin-engined version of HTT-40 like plane for the hobby flying market - make it land on dirt tracks - something like this - https://www.vulcanair.com/p68c
by V_Raman
11 Feb 2021 04:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135692

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

nachiket wrote:
V_Raman wrote:it looks like Rafale's little sister...

Little? This is larger and heavier than the Rafale with a higher MTOW and nearly 50kN of more total wet thrust than the Rafale has.


I did not know that! so it is Rafale's step-sister ?!
by V_Raman
10 Feb 2021 10:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5605
Views: 671321

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Washington Sundar had bad luck in bowling - 1 caught behind - we did not have any reviews left and 1 sitter dropped. Plus this is his 2nd test. He is a great batter. Might lose the spot to Jadeja. He will also be Jadaja's eventual replacement - need to improve in bowling and keep up the batting
by V_Raman
08 Feb 2021 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201601

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This parents/kids not being in the same house is an american thing. Europe is not like that IMO. It is not that uncommon for child+family to live with parents in coutries like Italy.
by V_Raman
07 Feb 2021 16:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201601

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Beyond passing UCC - I dont think Modi will be interested - he has removed most, if not all of the glaring structural flaws in the system with that. I think he will fix land registration as that is a systemic structural issue. he would want to solve the border issue - another structural one. I dont ...
by V_Raman
07 Feb 2021 16:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201601

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I believe he has already indicated that he will not be PM for more than 2 terms. So he may not run in 2024.

I am basing this on a reply to a question from a student - https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/teacher ... nse-659777

Lets see...
by V_Raman
06 Feb 2021 11:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2611
Views: 302759

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

How come a small country like Turkey can make and export so much military equipment while India, which history of defense manufacturing since British days, cannot do any export even to Bangladesh!! 2 reasons 1. India DPSUs were systematically let to deteriorate to enjoy kickbacks, this coupled with...
by V_Raman
06 Feb 2021 07:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201601

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The whole world is asking NaMo to be patient and expecting the farmers to come around. Everyone understands that MSP is subsidy and the government cannot do that directly. Why this sudden involvement by the international entities - be it UN or USA? They know that GOI cannot withdraw these bills. Is...
by V_Raman
06 Feb 2021 06:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201601

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The whole world is asking NaMo to be patient and expecting the farmers to come around. Everyone understands that MSP is subsidy and the government cannot do that directly. Why this sudden involvement by the international entities - be it UN or USA? They know that GOI cannot withdraw these bills. Is ...
by V_Raman
05 Feb 2021 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201601

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I think they are trying to get Modi to declare emergency. they have been trying that for some time now. that is the only way to dull his reach and draw equivalence with CONgress
by V_Raman
05 Feb 2021 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201601

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

vijayk wrote:I have more terrible thought. I think PAPPU and his handlers are trying to see if they can do Indira Gandhi on Modi by Sardars.


please remove this post. this line of thinking should not be written. 1984 != what is happening now.
by V_Raman
04 Feb 2021 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2377
Views: 380408

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

if we get TOT for F414 class engine - then it becomes very juicy. But why would we need F15EX if we can buy the rafale for lower price and higher numbers? or is this the bakshish demanded by USA?
by V_Raman
04 Feb 2021 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201601

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak wrote:
This is not war of Farmers but instead it is war of 136 years old Congress, 104 Years Old CPI & 70 YEARS Old Pakistan's who have been turned into beggars because of Modi.
via@Dharma_Itihasa


APMC and MSP is their last source of money...
by V_Raman
04 Feb 2021 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116830

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

AI 2021 is like coming of age for domestic military production.

We have fighters, small scale engines, helicopters, drones - WOW :shock:
by V_Raman
02 Feb 2021 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201601

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

IMO the indian govt has learnt it and operating in that mode already. We aam abduls are still in dhoti shiver mode...
by V_Raman
01 Feb 2021 12:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10081

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

health yojana is equivalent to giving back temple money in my opinion. biggest contribution to a stable indian society.

urban swach bharat - good drainage systems will make india a tourism behemoth and will drive air traffic flows in another decade.

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