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by V_Raman
18 Mar 2019 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 5329

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

A true warrior. May his soul find peace.
by V_Raman
17 Mar 2019 08:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3632
Views: 621502

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Why are all these chinese photos so shiny? the weapons look like toys! from what i understood, they have some fetish for super white and shiny cute things and effeminate men seem to be popular as well!

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/11/12/ch ... the-party/
by V_Raman
16 Mar 2019 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490279

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

^^ We do have stuff that is comparable and probably not the best time to discuss it either. BrarW Have you seen this, or do you have access to this? Interested in seeing what these guys make of the J-20A. https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/isec_a_00337 Synopsis: J-20 rushed to forces ...
by V_Raman
15 Mar 2019 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490279

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

Can I post the J-20 related content here or will that be copyright violation? It seems to be an unauthenticated open link.
by V_Raman
15 Mar 2019 02:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 826
Views: 130078

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Singha wrote:mazar is a really beautiful and planned city, with many neat tree lined avenues.
a marytr massoud avenue is there.


lament time - the city looks beautiful and very clean! and this is a worn torn city!! we just dont get cleanliness somehow!!!
by V_Raman
14 Mar 2019 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3822
Views: 396710

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

TSP might say that China is a non-state actor and we dont have control them on how they vote on masood azhar unsc resolutions!
by V_Raman
13 Mar 2019 01:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 826
Views: 130078

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

If India wants the neighborhood to be peaceful - we have no choice. We are too big to not provide a security umbrella in our neighborhood. I dont think we can take over POK or any other territory from Pakistan. That will be a disaster and set us back by decades. We need to move Sauron's eye to some ...
by V_Raman
08 Mar 2019 07:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1536
Views: 190899

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

No silly unthinking posts. This is a serious forum and we expect more than "I think" and silly one-liners.

Next one on the same lines gets a warning.

-KM
by V_Raman
07 Mar 2019 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3822
Views: 396710

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Aditya_V wrote:https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/latest-from-pakistan-army-jaish-doesnt-exist-in-our-country/articleshow/68295122.cms

Latest from Pakistan army: Jaish doesn’t exist in our countrysince the morning of 26 Feb 19
:D


Of course - their entire cadre got spiced at Balakot
by V_Raman
01 Mar 2019 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3822
Views: 396710

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

IMO NaMO will wait for Masood Azhar UNSC resolution to its conclusion. If it gets vetoed by China, there will be more fireworks.
by V_Raman
22 Feb 2019 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 362
Views: 40847

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Things are coming a head.

Indus diversion
ICJ and likely Jadhav release order
Pulwana and Masood Azhar - likely getting declared as terrorist by UN based on latest UNSC statement

Nervous times...
by V_Raman
19 Feb 2019 15:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 362
Views: 40847

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

..... * Don't ask me who gave go ahead? I am fuzzy but think Pakistan would not have acted on own. And China is too involved in fighting off Orange. So by elimination whoever wants India in Afghanistan without paying the price. IOW this still retains the World island idea by keeping out Russia from...
by V_Raman
15 Feb 2019 04:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155621

Re: Pulwama Attack

India is free to target JEM here. Taking out Masood Azhar, along with revoking article 370 pre-election will set the right tone. This will show that govt has started tough on the response and campaign rhetoric around a much bigger response post election will be good.
by V_Raman
15 Feb 2019 00:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155621

Re: Pulwama Attack

What is the counter attack starts with changes on our own side?

Presidential decree to abrogate 370
by V_Raman
13 Feb 2019 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 308159

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

Hindu: Rafale deal not on ‘better terms’ than UPA-era offer Wow. The Hindu has put up the entire 8 page dissent note submitted by three members of the Indian Negotiating Team. Regardless of the concerns raised, the MoD is leaking sensitive docs like crazy. NaMo has certainly upset some very powerfu...
by V_Raman
08 Feb 2019 13:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1953
Views: 253611

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

UK to invite India to co-develop sixth-generation fighter aircraft Tempest. And so it begins again, another east India type ops, Indian money, britshit IP. Maybe this is the reason May visited India. She might have discussed Mallya too. AMCA is 5th gen, not 6th gen. More things might fall out of th...
by V_Raman
02 Feb 2019 08:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2901
Views: 486279

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

IMO the biggest issue for quality of life in India is sanitation. On the budget - it makes sense to align the tax free bracket to the amount used for 10% quota income limit - 8L/year. The only way to do that is by the rebate. Doing that by increasing the exemption limit would substantially reduce th...
by V_Raman
02 Feb 2019 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 826
Views: 130078

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

I have said this multiple times before and still I believe it - there will be Indian boots in Afghanistan. Iran is neutralized with trading in rupees with India. So they will not have issues. I still believe we will sign-up for F18 - engine commonality with LCA, engine tech, navy carrier fighter, NL...
by V_Raman
25 Jan 2019 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 479
Views: 125085

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

We need something like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sejong_the_Great-class_destroyer Even the new Vishakapatnam class has very little missle load-out even though the tonnage is close to the Korean destroyer (8500t vs 7400t). I thought we have moved to standardize on LM2500 modules for our ships. Th...
by V_Raman
04 Dec 2018 05:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3132
Views: 371268

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Katare wrote:Not ideal but livable deal since the neutral expert ruled in our favor for the spillway gate heights


Noob question: Does this affect power generation capacity in any way?
by V_Raman
27 Nov 2018 02:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1022552

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

If we can get the Igla tech and manufacturing knowhow - good enough. With our expertise, we can improve it.
by V_Raman
17 Nov 2018 06:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 308159

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

If govt comes clean on this, then Modi's image will be boosted like crazy in time for 2019.
by V_Raman
08 Nov 2018 05:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2831
Views: 388407

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: 1953
Views: 253611

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: 1196
Views: 231698

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: 2082
Views: 308159

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: 13258

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: 13258

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: 13258

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: 13258

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: 13258

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: 13258

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: 2139
Views: 289031

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: 2139
Views: 289031

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: 2139
Views: 289031

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: 2082
Views: 308159

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: 553
Views: 49326

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: 553
Views: 49326

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: 2139
Views: 289031

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

NASAMS should be indigenised. We can sub the missiles with our own.

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