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by V_Raman
22 Oct 2020 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763431

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Vietnam has 6 of the new 636 Kilos - WOW!
by V_Raman
22 Oct 2020 12:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1182976

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

domestic manufacturing of household appliances alone will be a massive industry - again with cheaper electricity - another infra issue
by V_Raman
22 Oct 2020 12:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1182976

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

as always - our growth is stymied by our own internal inability - indians love automobiles - if only we had built good roads....
by V_Raman
21 Oct 2020 04:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763431

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

corruption or not sweden gave us a full faith gun ToT with bofors - so they can be trusted.
by V_Raman
21 Oct 2020 03:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071195

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The migrant crisis might turn out to be a negative turning point in state level electoral fortunes of BJP...
by V_Raman
21 Oct 2020 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763431

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If Japan and China can license build the Kockum engine - we cannot ?!
by V_Raman
20 Oct 2020 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763431

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

wannabe navies in the world are making HDW subs - why not India ?!
by V_Raman
20 Oct 2020 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763431

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

And I still dont understand why we cant use and improve on our Type 209 ToT
by V_Raman
20 Oct 2020 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763431

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Rakesh wrote:My personal choice would 2 - 3 Scorpenes and six Type 636.3 boats (due to the speed of acquisition), but the Navy knows best.


Is it possible to get a Kilo line in India? We have so much experience with the submarine! I bet that China is going to come up with a AIP-Kilo in the near future...
by V_Raman
20 Oct 2020 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071195

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There is no way to lockdown during festivals. It is next to impossible. Many shops remain open the whole year and depend on diwali business alone to survive. A very very large % of economy runs on diwali sales.
by V_Raman
20 Oct 2020 08:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 703
Views: 139766

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

that thai video is misleading - it is using straws - not stubble. straws are not wasted in india - in fact - very little of anything natural is wasted in india - we probably have the largest population of cattle in the world and many get used as cattle feed including straws. removing stubble is labo...
by V_Raman
17 Oct 2020 04:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687315

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

What I dont understand is that this is not going to get them votes. Abrogation has the support of the majority of Indians. Even non-JK Ms dont seem to care about abrogation of 370. Why CONg? To what end?
by V_Raman
17 Oct 2020 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392660

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

Given the events, I think Deans-2022 is more likely now.
by V_Raman
17 Oct 2020 00:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1182976

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Indeed this was missed! I keep asking for how improve direct tax collections while this was staring at our faces!!
by V_Raman
16 Oct 2020 08:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965321

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

all this also feels like encirclement of India by the USA - they are killing 2 birds in one agreement with maldives.
by V_Raman
16 Oct 2020 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392660

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

I dont think cong/bjp are on diff page here. left dosent matter.
by V_Raman
16 Oct 2020 03:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392660

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

On Feb 27- we had crossed the LOC first - regardless of saying it is a pre-emptive strike on terrorists. they had to respond. In this case - China moved first and we responded. China is in the same position we were in on Feb 27.
by V_Raman
15 Oct 2020 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687315

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Why is CONg seemingly aligning with J/K parties by making statements like fight against center's tyranny etc.? Are they endorsing the restore 370 stance? That is anti-constitutional right?
by V_Raman
15 Oct 2020 00:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1182976

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Why are power prices so high in India? Is it due to distribution losses or stealing/non-payment? Household consumption will go up like crazy with cheap power - A/C, Electrical Appliances, etc.
by V_Raman
13 Oct 2020 05:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071195

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Is it possible to get youtube links for these ads?
by V_Raman
10 Oct 2020 03:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 650
Views: 128419

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Unbelievable that an economy of our size does not manufacture these things!! And we cry about employment generation!!
by V_Raman
09 Oct 2020 04:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020103

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

We seem to have decided that IOR denial is too expensive with ships/carriers/MPA and come up with this truly out-of-the-box solution. Our carriers can be used for force projection after this is setup. This is actually a well written article - https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/06/asia/indian-anti-submarine...
by V_Raman
09 Oct 2020 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66265

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

Why do we have english on the bell!!!! It should have been in sanskrit.!!!!!!
by V_Raman
08 Oct 2020 04:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706586

Re: Understanding the US - Again

It is suprising to see WA up there - there is no state income tax in WA - but housing is expensive in Seattle metro area!
by V_Raman
08 Oct 2020 01:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759449

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Sorry this is not about sympathy - all of us signed up knowing the consequences. If a person cannot afford one income in CA - then go back to India or dont bring your family to USA. That is the choice one needs to make. H4 EAD works anywhere and everywhere including Home depot, driving school recept...
by V_Raman
07 Oct 2020 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392660

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

taking over DBO is crossing the red line. India will be forced to retaliate immediately and bomb DBO by air.
by V_Raman
07 Oct 2020 06:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759449

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

H4 EAD is classic overreach by Dems and basically soured the whole H1 program in the eyes of US public. H4s signed up for not being able to work till GC willingly. If that means 15 yr wait - then accept it. That should not have been done. They took a working program and made if bad for everyone - cl...
by V_Raman
06 Oct 2020 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020103

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is 007 tech :shock: This is effective sea denial from the unsinkable carrier of IOR - India :twisted:
by V_Raman
05 Oct 2020 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214444

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

It is the new super Mig 29 - can catch an Astra fired from ground and relaunch it mid air for improved stealth!!
by V_Raman
04 Oct 2020 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 739453

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

Will all this news - we might go for a hybrid mig 35 :twisted:
by V_Raman
04 Oct 2020 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392660

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

China could be stocking pgm to hit Indian positions on GB side
by V_Raman
04 Oct 2020 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392660

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

From legality perspective - if pak changes status of GB - it gives India the necessary reason for military action to attack for taking over GB
by V_Raman
01 Oct 2020 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 89034

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

General pooch - can a ship like Chakri Naruebet be modified to launch nlca?
by V_Raman
01 Oct 2020 02:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071195

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Chetakji - i meant minority victim. the Dalit victim's family should have been allowed to take the body to the village and do the last rites as appropriate with their customs. even allow the body to be carried through the upper caste streets - especially of the perpetrators. If that leads to dalit c...
by V_Raman
01 Oct 2020 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071195

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

seriously unacceptable! if this was minority - they would have made a show of it! the govt. would not have dared to touch them - power to their behavior - they know how to take care of themselves!! yogi govt is wrong in this instance. they have no right to play with sentiments like this. this is ser...
by V_Raman
01 Oct 2020 00:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071195

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

why - due to corona concerns? extended mourning is not bad therwise
by V_Raman
01 Oct 2020 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071195

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

folks - what happened in UP rape case - mainly why did the police burn the body without involving the girl's family?
by V_Raman
30 Sep 2020 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392660

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

I don’t think pak declaring GB as fifth province would compel India to attack. We will attack at a time and place of our choosing. We might declare so and leave it unpredictable about what/when we will do something. I think our planners would have gamed that scenario. Once winter sets in, nothing ca...
by V_Raman
30 Sep 2020 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020103

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I guess the key requirement for peace time procurement is durability and serviceability - many acquisitions might stuck due to that. Even the ordinance produced by OFB might become faulty over time in storage...
by V_Raman
29 Sep 2020 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724311

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

G2G deal is the way to go here - no offsets or any such crap - maybe go for the XR to get more loiter time.

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