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by V_Raman
15 Jun 2018 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249684

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: 1781
Views: 207327

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: 1781
Views: 207327

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: 564
Views: 56743

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: 564
Views: 56743

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: 1335
Views: 119480

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: 5349
Views: 469756

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: 1781
Views: 207327

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: 564
Views: 56743

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4755
Views: 722251

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4755
Views: 722251

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: 7747
Views: 598665

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: 2393
Views: 269746

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: 3674
Views: 174506

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: 520531

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: 520531

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: 904204

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4755
Views: 722251

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 Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 515157

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?
by V_Raman
24 Aug 2017 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 515157

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Why is Kalyani not getting any contract? Are they being ignored for some reason not understood?
by V_Raman
19 Aug 2017 03:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 904204

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

IMO, China is waiting for assurances on NK will not be unified with SK. If they get that, then they will attack India regardless of what happens in NK.
by V_Raman
16 Aug 2017 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3218
Views: 295977

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

@nam - if these are the reasons - why did we design/produce Arjun in the first place?! IA would have signed-off on the GSQRs right?!
by V_Raman
14 Jul 2017 02:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 904204

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

From my chinese colleagues at work, they go by Qing dynasty
by V_Raman
22 Jun 2017 10:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 520531

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

i still don't understand why GOI is ok with 100-125 single engine fighters. Is it for make in India? Is it for LCA not coming in as expected? Deter china over the next 15 years? Or is it some other arrangement - like India sending troops to AFG and this is the price to pay to uncle?
by V_Raman
05 Jun 2017 13:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 173667

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

There is nothing wrong in raking 84 riots. The guilty are not punished yet. One late PM of India stood on podium and justified the violence by saying "when a banyan tree falls, earth will shake". Shame on us majority for what happened in 84.
by V_Raman
26 May 2017 06:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2124
Views: 324519

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

We need the muslims in India to be the torch bearers for this. Plus we need to security apparatus to not allow any deviations. Without these two in place, any attempt will be a failure. We are not there yet.
by V_Raman
17 May 2017 11:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2850
Views: 284463

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

I worry about the day when they will knock our side for survival in 50 to 70 years. It is inevitable. Both Bangladesh and Pakistan. What are we going to do? That is close to 500 million people!!!!!
by V_Raman
12 May 2017 12:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2850
Views: 284463

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

Why is Pak so desperate to somehow show that there are talks going on with India - back channel Jindal etc. ?
by V_Raman
06 May 2017 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2124
Views: 324519

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

IMO all this drama is to make GOI go back on pandit relocation and maybe article 370.
by V_Raman
28 Apr 2017 14:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 510
Views: 45252

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

maybe this is a test of china on how well they are able to control their munna. But for what purpose? maybe they have crossed a capability threshold? but any bum is a bum. and china was upset about THAAD. what gives? maybe USA wants to deploy nuclear missiles in South Korea, hence all this drama? co...
by V_Raman
10 Feb 2017 06:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 392675

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

No one doubts that even the people of Alabama can do IT support work. The problem is that they have no desire to stay in that job for any length of time. It is a stepping stone to something better. Indians and others will do those jobs for much longer periods of time. You can get natives willing to...
by V_Raman
10 Feb 2017 05:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 392675

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

No one suggests that the smartest will go to China. The feeling is that the smartest in China can compete with the USA as long as the USA also does not have access to the smartest Eastern Europeans, Indians, Koreans, Filipinos, etc. The smartest Indians will always get to go to the USA! They will n...
by V_Raman
10 Feb 2017 02:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 392675

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

No way the smartest people will go to China! The smartest white people will always go to other white countries and drive the innovation!! At some level all of this is orchestrated as the only guy who can such things and get away with it is Trump. This travel ban will get reinstated either by appeals...
by V_Raman
10 Feb 2017 02:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 392675

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

A white guy coming to USA is not an immigrant - technically he is, but culturally no. Call me out the day Trump imposes such a ban on a Caucasian country!
by V_Raman
04 Jan 2017 02:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 904204

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

+102

The interests of P5 align in this even if we get into NSG. The ultimate goal is to de-nuke India! The only solution is to split Pakistan further.
by V_Raman
25 Oct 2016 01:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472754

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Manufacturing portable potty for public toilets in all religious institutions under swach bharat is one: we can have multiple factories all over India as we will need millions of them! We will also need more manufacturing units for allied chemicals, sewage trucks, sewage plants, etc. Similar for wat...
by V_Raman
30 Sep 2016 22:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 392675

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

I think I am posting this again. The developed world has no choice other than help India in its development. India is the only country in the world with the necessary setup to absorb such large scale investment at this stage. China was at that stage in early 70s and the world economy improved as a r...

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