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by V_Raman
03 Apr 2020 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4467
Views: 327901

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Was there any request to the Tablighi Jamaat folks in Delhi to cancel the event originally? Are they idiots that they don't understand the situation or law that prohibits congregation? There were many gatherings in India before the JanataCurfew. We cannot fault the Jamaat gathering unless authoriti...
by V_Raman
01 Apr 2020 01:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4467
Views: 327901

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Was there any request to the Tablighi Jamaat folks in Delhi to cancel the event originally?
by V_Raman
31 Mar 2020 05:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4467
Views: 327901

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It is too cheap to be a cure - how will pharma make money?
by V_Raman
31 Mar 2020 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 87
Views: 10453

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

China is doing what is good for them. I dont care how they run their society. It is our mistake to have given so much leverage to them. They have not waged physical war on anyone. Move the supply chain out if you can.
by V_Raman
24 Mar 2020 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942538

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

Does that mean the TCO of russian h/w is still lower than western h/w? or our procurement system cannot afford the high initial outlays required for western h/w?
by V_Raman
24 Mar 2020 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 706359

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

2000 rounds ammo storage - does that mean it can fire only for 24 seconds or does it mean 2000 minutes? That's not how they work. The engagement window is very small (function of the speed of the aircraft as well as the short effective range of the guns) - so the objective is to fire in short burst...
by V_Raman
24 Mar 2020 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942538

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

Russian h/w philosophy seems to be lower cost and lower availability compensated by higher numbers. If the costs escalate and comparable to western h/w - we can as well go for western h/w.
by V_Raman
21 Mar 2020 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 706359

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

First truck mounted AK-630 is now ready for Army trials. Can be used to target Drones, Mortar and Artillery shells from a distance of 5 kms. https://twitter.com/I30mki/status/1230568579621257218?s=20 ---> OFB designed Air Defence Gun! Ugly, but good if it works as AK-630 is locally produced by OFB....
by V_Raman
21 Mar 2020 05:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430856

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

@Pankaj-ji - all this about delhi durbar - bad advice etc. is for public consumption. They know. All this is for public drama only. All efforts to stall NRC should be defeated.
by V_Raman
21 Mar 2020 05:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430856

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If they have to implement NRC sucessfully - they need BJP or BJP allied govts in majority of the states. So, they will try to get there aggressively in the first 2 years of this term. 3rd year onwards - when and till they have RS majority - they might go for NRC. Bengal elections is the big mileston...
by V_Raman
19 Mar 2020 03:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4467
Views: 327901

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I believe the Indian pharmaceutical regulators recognise only synthetic pathways as patentable.Thus a modified organic chemistry pathway to the same drug is legal in India. That is one of the reasons India is content to let China provide low end pharmaceuticals. Apparently their organic chemistry c...
by V_Raman
17 Mar 2020 05:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538779

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

Rakesh wrote:
V_Raman wrote:This is a dumb question - is Rafale a 2-pilot aircraft or single pilot?

Please watch this video from 1:11 onwards. It will answer your question...

:eek: :eek: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by V_Raman
14 Mar 2020 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538779

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

This is a dumb question - is Rafale a 2-pilot aircraft or single pilot?
by V_Raman
11 Mar 2020 09:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943103

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

but that is backend correct? why protect deposits >5L for customer withdrawals?
by V_Raman
11 Mar 2020 04:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943103

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Why is the govt trying to save YES bank beyond the 5 lakh deposit insurance?
by V_Raman
10 Mar 2020 04:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 456
Views: 45180

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Britain coming off EU is important - I would expect India to deepen defense collaboration with them - any trade agreement with USA might include Britain as well.
by V_Raman
10 Mar 2020 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430856

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The business mess we have - my take is that NaMo as broken the politician/businessman/bank corruption ring by his transparency measures. No one wanted this - but here we are. Nothing was beyond the realm of politicians. Now a politician has changed the rules and they dont know what to do as all othe...
by V_Raman
10 Mar 2020 03:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430856

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Scinda would want a central minister position
by V_Raman
09 Mar 2020 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 456
Views: 45180

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! Who was that? Any link or book suggestion would be appreciated. China + Pak vs India + US makes sense. China + Islam is questionable. Found it finally - Bipin Chandra ppal ...
by V_Raman
01 Mar 2020 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648675

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

are the F16s that super duper airplanes? Then we should just get them IMO!
by V_Raman
29 Feb 2020 08:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430856

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If the current scenario holds, then more states might be ruled by non-bjp coalition with BJP having central govt and NDA having enough Rajya Sabha Majority seats for the forseeable future.
by V_Raman
29 Feb 2020 06:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430856

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

IMO - many of these posts are very inflammatory and should be removed!
by V_Raman
29 Feb 2020 04:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430856

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Bring central govt rule in Delhi. It is time to convert delhi back to UT. I never understood why full statehood is needed for NCR. I might be wrong, but is there precedence for this anywhere else in the world? Washington D.C is not a state!
by V_Raman
26 Feb 2020 12:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430856

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I urge the posters who have suggested violence like D-A-D to remove their posts. It is inflammatory, provocative, and way beyond forum decorum. Please remove!
by V_Raman
25 Feb 2020 13:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430856

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I dont understand why the Muslim community is worried about NPR and NRC. So what if x million Pakis and Beedis are declared as illegal and deported? How does that affect IM? I can see only one reason. Is there a number defined in the laws on when a community ceases to be a minority? The IM have hidd...
by V_Raman
20 Feb 2020 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587277

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The biggest import India can do from USA is CNG - till then trade imbalance will persist.
by V_Raman
20 Feb 2020 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587277

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

One requirement India should have on milk should be for A2 protein. Most of USA milk is of A1 protein while Indian (and i believe most european cows) produce milk A2 protein. A1 protein is suppose to cause lactose intolerance.
by V_Raman
19 Feb 2020 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430856

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I get this uneasy feeling deep down that this is make or break time for India. We are slowly getting priced out of foreign defense items - their tech is reaching a level where they may not allow exports even! We need to grow to 5T and build up domestic industry like there is no tomorrow. Beyond 2030...
by V_Raman
14 Feb 2020 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246681

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

It is sad that we have lost Russia as a viable provider in any of these modern weapon systems.
by V_Raman
12 Feb 2020 03:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430856

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

a complete BJP vs others - BJP might lose all the time. They need allies...
by V_Raman
11 Feb 2020 22:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The China China does not want to be known
Replies: 55
Views: 4389

Re: The China China does not want to be known

The world is still under the colonialists - dollar, euro, and yen - pound replaced by colonial cousin dollar!
by V_Raman
11 Feb 2020 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430856

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/payalmehta100/status/1226877271450910721?s=20 Response to the above tweet https://twitter.com/authorAneesh/status/1226885920294486021?s=20 Parliament should legislate to impose a balanced budget on all state governments. Rest will be history. Can anyone tweet this. You read my m...
by V_Raman
09 Feb 2020 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4467
Views: 327901

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

We all are being too dramatic. If there is an issue like nCoV, then Indian streets will look deserted as well.
by V_Raman
08 Feb 2020 05:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246681

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

That is not true. And no tech transfer would have come with EJ200. We dont know that. There is no chance of tech transfer with GE engines. Boeing is not even giving us the HATF promised with offsets. From what I heard, even the tooling GE transferred is sub-standard and they have still not delivere...
by V_Raman
08 Feb 2020 05:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246681

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

I think we got suckered into GE contract for engines! No chance for ToT at all. The only aircraft choice seems to be Gripen and it is on GE engines as well. I wish we had opted for EJ2xx and we might have a chance for tech transfer. Then we could have asked SaaB to get Gripen with EJ2xx engine. We w...
by V_Raman
08 Feb 2020 04:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246681

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

General Rawat is (maybe) thinking in terms of Tin cans delivered to his forces by the 100s - all of them duds and requiring maintenance at the same time....
by V_Raman
06 Feb 2020 04:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 34926

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

How relevant is manned aircraft induction in 2040 timeframe given that western tech is at F35/Rafale today and next is UCAVs? It would be better if you looked closely at what your enemies will have in the 2040 timeframe. Technology will evolve, but what is it that you're seeing around your borders?...
by V_Raman
06 Feb 2020 04:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1050937

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

I dont fully understand why Kaveri as it exists cannot be mated to a LCA and at least ground tested.
by V_Raman
05 Feb 2020 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1060
Views: 139420

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

I dont think dual citizenship mean free immigration. Existing processes for getting citizenship will stay as is. What does Turkey get out of this? Turks can settle in Pakistan rekindling the Mughal dreams?! I don't see what Pak gets out of this.

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