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by V_Raman
21 Jun 2019 01:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4996
Views: 417484

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

BD batting talent is awesome! Pak has some great guys in their team who are menacing: Fakhar, Babar and Mohammand Amir. The talent ends with them unfortunately.
by V_Raman
05 Jun 2019 01:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94421

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

It will change after this election. They now know clearly that there is no going back. They are reaping the benefits of JAM as well. All of us had our doubts about the ability of Hindus to rise above their casteist divides. This election put those apprehensions aside. They will rise from the religio...
by V_Raman
27 May 2019 15:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 468
Views: 33318

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

This will change in next election as TN people will introspect on the curve ball here. BJP has great chance to penetrate in 2024 if they get a good leader with command over the language.
by V_Raman
25 May 2019 09:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94421

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

MHA suits him more I think. After some level, one needs to focus on leveraging the strengths rather than looking to grow in new areas.
by V_Raman
25 May 2019 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94421

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

But that is turncoat dhimmi behavior! They need to vote for what they believe in. KL deserves what it is getting then... lets not be that harsh.. it takes a lot to conquer a fortress electorally. masses need to believe that you are a viable option other wise its a wasted vote. if bengal can turn so...
by V_Raman
25 May 2019 09:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94421

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

But that is turncoat dhimmi behavior! They need to vote for what they believe in. KL deserves what it is getting then...
by V_Raman
24 May 2019 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 468
Views: 33318

Re: Kerala and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

BJP needs leaders who has command over the Tamil language, poetry, satire. Current leadership across the alliance does not cut it.
by V_Raman
23 May 2019 15:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94421

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I actually like NDTV analysis. Calm, composed, and quite entertaining with facts from past Switch to india today. There are much better. RW hate Rajdeep but I think he is more of a devil's advocate who gives MSM space for counter narrative to left propaganda. It works well for BJP. India Today is n...
by V_Raman
23 May 2019 14:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94421

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I actually like NDTV analysis. Calm, composed, and quite entertaining with facts from past
by V_Raman
21 May 2019 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 992
Views: 141849

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

On the LOTR trivia - which place is minas tirith? who is the steward of minas tirith and who is returning as the king?
by V_Raman
20 May 2019 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 209202

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I dont know the reasons for not placing more orders. I tend to trust the system by default. They are making the move to keep the production line going which is a good thing.
by V_Raman
20 May 2019 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 209202

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

This RMAF deal leads me to think that Mk1A is delayed. More time is required to close the configuration and testing. RMAF order would keep the production line running.
by V_Raman
05 May 2019 14:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472588

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Namo should not have attached RG. There was no need. We don’t talk bad about dead people in general. That too one who was assassinated. Not good. Out of character for him.
by V_Raman
01 May 2019 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661381

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Interesting. Maybe India wanted to give plausible deniability for TSP to save face. That is why SPICE was used.
by V_Raman
26 Apr 2019 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 16299

Re: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019

If they can get this engine certified at 350kg and 25kN dry thrust - it will be a world beater!
by V_Raman
21 Apr 2019 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472588

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

negi wrote:Modi's report card in his own words, man speaks extempore better than anyone I know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4u_OgExD5o


NaMo is a combination of Cliesthenes, Hober Mallow, and Octavian for India!
by V_Raman
12 Apr 2019 03:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472588

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I have subscribed to PP site. Can I post tidbits?
by V_Raman
11 Apr 2019 05:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472588

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

My mom moved her US trip to vote for NDA!
by V_Raman
09 Apr 2019 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 105206

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I would rather have a PM who does something important/useful and boasts about it even it is timed for elections than have a PM who will not do anything to truly advance the nation!
by V_Raman
04 Apr 2019 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3208
Views: 469863

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

India will not stop until Masood Azhar is declared a terrorist by UN is what I think.
by V_Raman
04 Apr 2019 00:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472588

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

RSS wants majoritarian polity. Cadre will be enthused if the current dispensation has swayed too far away from it. This happened in 2014. BJP government came in, fixed the mess and advanced the majoritarian polity agenda 3 steps forward. But this may not result in votes. The new dispensation might m...
by V_Raman
03 Apr 2019 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416739

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

Karan M wrote:
V_Raman wrote:Cant we have aerostat style radars for 24/7 coverage?


yes, but they are very vulnerable to strikes as they are (relatively) fixed.


Sorry I accidentally reported your post instead of replying to it. I dont know how to unreport it. My apologies.
by V_Raman
02 Apr 2019 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416739

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

Cant we have aerostat style radars for 24/7 coverage?
by V_Raman
31 Mar 2019 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5554

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

The first five paperback books sold have spelling errors on the rear cover (only) - as a previous poster has pointed out. They were purchased before the error was flagged. It should be corrected by tomorrow. Happened because of a glitch that prevented me from previewing what I typed and the spellch...
by V_Raman
30 Mar 2019 06:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5554

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Got the book delivered just now. DeansJi - Why many spelling mistakes in the summary at the back of the book?!

IIndia
Concersssions
theat
acount
poeple

Have not started reading yet. But a simple spell check would have addressed these!
by V_Raman
28 Mar 2019 06:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5554

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

I just ordered the paperback...
by V_Raman
27 Mar 2019 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 105206

Re: Indian ASAT test

Kudos aside - this is serious! Something is definitely cooking...
by V_Raman
18 Mar 2019 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 6835

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: 3835
Views: 697972

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: 2763
Views: 572787

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: 2763
Views: 572787

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: 831
Views: 137409

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: 4882
Views: 661381

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: 831
Views: 137409

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: 3040
Views: 416739

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: 4882
Views: 661381

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: 4882
Views: 661381

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: 428
Views: 53582

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...

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