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by V_Raman
08 Nov 2018 05:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2397
Views: 300474

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: 1598
Views: 192996

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: 671
Views: 113261

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: 1503
Views: 212352

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: 12120

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...
by V_Raman
08 Sep 2018 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 12120

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

This does not antagonize Russia in any way. India has found a way to align with USA and Russia again!

This time it is more expensive for us - boots in AFG - but stakes are higher for India - so cost is higher.
by V_Raman
08 Sep 2018 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 12120

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

IMO USA does not need India for IOR. They have enough assets there up to Diego Garcia and they have allied presence as well - UK/France - up to
Africa.
by V_Raman
08 Sep 2018 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 12120

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

American interest is in boxing China to the pacific.They need to block Chinese access to Indian Ocean. America must get out of AFG and they need India in AFG for the next 20 years. India can not afford China in AFG aligning with Pak and its aftermath on the western front. When those regions split fr...
by V_Raman
07 Sep 2018 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 12120

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

my money is on F18 - GE414 tech - carrier capable aircraft - still in use for USN and enhanced. only sticking point - make in India.
by V_Raman
07 Sep 2018 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 12120

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

I still believe we will be sending troops to AFG - hence all this.
by V_Raman
06 Sep 2018 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248196

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is broad Indian political consensus around relations with USA regardless of the party in power - starting overtly with IUCNA in 2005. Why?

Is India that naive to not see that all of this is for CRE of Indian nuclear capabilities or are we missing something?
by V_Raman
02 Sep 2018 00:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248196

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I am beginning to believe that this will end with Indian boots in AFG. This is my theory. It is rather simplistic. But I believe many things at such high level are very simple. USA needs to get out of AFG - it has enormous amount of ARMS stockpiled in there. They cannot move it out, nor destroy it. ...
by V_Raman
23 Aug 2018 16:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248196

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I don’t think this is about India-China directly. IMO . Operationalizaton means Indian boots in AFG.
by V_Raman
09 Aug 2018 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1503
Views: 212352

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

I am beginning to think this is a hit job by USA. They cannot stand that their fighters were not L1 nor not getting any contracts in the future for their fighters. This will die down if an order is placed for the teens.
by V_Raman
07 Aug 2018 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 535
Views: 43150

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

I dont think NASAMS will get delivered so fast to fend of Baburs if there is a conflct in the short term. I believe it is baksheesh for getting S400 instead of patriot.
by V_Raman
07 Aug 2018 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 535
Views: 43150

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

IMO NASAMS II is the order to fend off Patriot vs S400. We can afford have one more system in addition to Akash - we need that many units of Akash style system. This also gives us more options hopefully - integrate Astra. Buy missiles for cross-purpose - AMRAAM, Harpoon for Jets that can be used on ...
by V_Raman
01 Aug 2018 01:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248196

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

NASAMS should be indigenised. We can sub the missiles with our own.
by V_Raman
25 Jul 2018 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2800
Views: 578157

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

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/watch-naval-variant-of-lca-tejas-flies-for-the-first-time-with-tailhook-used-for-landing-on-aircraft-carrier At least people are experimenting. I like this play of deception as in programs being cancelled, not meeting needs. Keeps everyone guessing. Strange though not ...
by V_Raman
12 Jul 2018 03:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 759001

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I believe Tejas was made to fit Kaveri dia of 90cm and F404 was fit in as a stop gap. Any structural modifications might not be needed.
by V_Raman
12 Jul 2018 03:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11733
Views: 722431

Re: Levant crisis - III

The days of India fearing Pakistan being resurrected are gone. IKU or whoever it maybe - have learned their lessons with Pakistan. If we cannot handle Pakistan - we are good for nothing regardless. We underestimate the leverage USA has on India. We have no choice but to passively go with IKU and USA...
by V_Raman
15 Jun 2018 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2813
Views: 304276

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

How is this the responsibility of the Minister or the ministry? Services come up with the plan on how to run the service and get budget allocations approved correct?
by V_Raman
05 May 2018 14:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2397
Views: 300474

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

Btw, the movement against Chinese goods at local business level is real in USA. I went to 2-3 furniture stores and many pieces were from India. One owner said that this is due to the general apprehension about getting goods from China and India/Vietnam are good alternatives!!!
by V_Raman
05 May 2018 14:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2397
Views: 300474

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

I think all this is due to USA turning the screws on goods deficit. China knows it has to given in to an extent where it will be felt on the ground. China desperately needs the Indian market. India should extract its tons of flesh.
by V_Raman
13 Apr 2018 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 702
Views: 78801

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

I dont think India can afford to import 5G or UCAV - we need domestic effort for that. All effort should be geared towards that - give another 20 years for our research agencies. We need to all investments geared towards making that goal a reality.
by V_Raman
13 Apr 2018 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 702
Views: 78801

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

Interesting - 362-110-36 ==> 216 ==> cannot be LCA alone (14 years - 2019-2032 - ~16/year!!!) ==> LCA+MCA+FGFA?
by V_Raman
22 Mar 2018 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1343
Views: 127941

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

I think the usefulness of NoKo to cheen is done. The game has moved to China-Russia-Pak axis.
by V_Raman
07 Mar 2018 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5450
Views: 505323

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Great analysis Rudradev! I think we will see more technology sharing deals from the west to enable India stand on its own against the new China-Pak-Russia axis. Having a 2-engine fighter line like F-18/Rafale is a real possibility in this scenario as MKIs may not be upgradeable to full potential!!
by V_Raman
27 Feb 2018 13:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2397
Views: 300474

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

Well I had a standing bet with five of my Chinese colleagues that Xi will stay beyond 2 terms. They told me today that they lost the bet and are now worried for the future.
by V_Raman
24 Feb 2018 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 702
Views: 78801

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

GE aviation is in serious financial trouble - any deal here will be similar to what SU-30MKI was to Sukhoi. GE aviation is too strategic for USA to give up. And GE aviation has to stay independent - cannot be acquired by Boeing or LM as that will essentially end EU and USA co-opetition
by V_Raman
31 Jan 2018 06:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 756016

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Lets say India is forced to place an emergency order for subs to be delivered in 3 years - what is the best option? Kilo?
by V_Raman
29 Dec 2017 01:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 756016

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

So there is no use for the HDW line which built the Shishumar class boats?
by V_Raman
11 Oct 2017 13:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7768
Views: 624448

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I am getting the feeling that we have killed the golden goose with demon. Manufacturing boat has sailed and no mass manufacturing will come to India. There is too much over capacity in the world. I read somewhere that CONgress is perceived as more nationalistic than BJP by the western world due to t...
by V_Raman
03 Oct 2017 04:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2665
Views: 326049

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Chennai-Bengaluru will be a killer. Will be full all the time.

I also vote for Chennai-Trichy to reduce congestion in Chennai.
by V_Raman
25 Sep 2017 12:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3714
Views: 187736

Re: Indian Education System

Sama Cheer Kalvi - I did not realize it has become that bad in TN! I finished by 12th in state board in 1990 - at that time engineering admission was based on 50% math + 25% physics + 25% chemistry adding to 200 and 50 allocated to the entrance test - TNPCEE. The test went many times beyond the book...
by V_Raman
20 Sep 2017 13:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 539899

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

USA tried this trick when Akash was being operationalized - they tried to offer Patriot!
by V_Raman
20 Sep 2017 00:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 539899

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I have a feeling that some kind of mig-29upg, mig-29k, mig35 production line will come to India along with rd-33mk engine tech. IMO - worth the money we pay - maybe we pay $1 billion dollars for getting the engine/production tech/support.
by V_Raman
12 Sep 2017 00:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 948943

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

My ramble - only option left for China is to bring India into the tent - offer a border settlement much earlier than they would have liked.
by V_Raman
29 Aug 2017 12:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 756016

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I think we are not able to accept that USA can sell their previous gen platform to us and then move on - jealousy. Russia is ok as they are also stuck in the same generation as what they are selling to us - equal to the previous generation sold by USA if not inferior!! Whatever we have bought from U...
by V_Raman
25 Aug 2017 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 601644

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

even after the supply of 155mm shells, army has not bought the kalyani gun?!?! it looks like kalyani also has a 105mm light gun.

why is there no news of army trials etc, on these? are we missing something? is kalyani too desi for comfort of our elite?

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