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by Nikhil T
15 Jun 2018 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3092
Views: 509098

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The US Navy said there is no way for anyone to properly train and crew that many destroyers in such a short span of time. So we know their strategy is not better warfighters during combat but greater numbers during peace. But it won’t hurt them if they don’t have to fight. And in peace time they pa...
by Nikhil T
13 Jun 2018 12:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2316
Views: 375989

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

RIP brave soldiers.
by Nikhil T
08 Apr 2018 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 223634

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Another Raymond Davis blood money opportunity, hainji! I'll say this is Pakis new strategy to get some $$$ in the foreign exchange reserves.
by Nikhil T
19 Mar 2018 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1722
Views: 234033

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

How much LAHAT was must requirement specifics when IA drafted gsqr? I think we have to workout on new needs as we proceed. All range and weight requirents can come in subsequent upgrades and tranches. Let's get Arjun Mk2 in 1000 numbers and in tranches. IA must move on. Arjun should have been bough...
by Nikhil T
19 Mar 2018 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 313
Views: 35973

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

^Not sure why this news is gaining so much attention. All it does is gives the ANC C-in-C explicit power over officers from all three services. This was always the case, atleast on paper. The ANC C-in-C is a three star officer who has three one-star officers from each of the three services reporting...
by Nikhil T
10 Mar 2018 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1966
Views: 353781

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

^^^ This year, the Indian Air Force doesn’t have enough funds to pay for past purchases Friday, March 09, 2018 ... Enough said. 42 squadrons is a pipe dream with expensive imports. Hopefully, realization is dawning among the decision makers. True. Both IAF and MoD must share blame in this. The J-10...
by Nikhil T
10 Mar 2018 02:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1966
Views: 353781

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

The news report is wrong. Its the Govt., that hasn't got the funds. IAF does not have its own treasury. What can be done to fix this? The parliamentary standing committee(PSC) on defence, headed by BJP veteran Maj. Gen. (retd) B.C. Khanduri, has been a strong advocate of creating a non-lapsable, ro...
by Nikhil T
24 Feb 2018 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1966
Views: 353781

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

I find it hard to believe that any firm will enter this competition, given the fiasco that MMRCA was. Now that we have the Rafale, why is there a need for a new face-off between single-engined and twin-engined fighters, given that SEF competition alreaady exists as well as the future IN TE competit...
by Nikhil T
21 Jan 2018 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1713
Views: 113462

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Aircraft carrier Vikrant to only be commissioned by 2020 NEW DELHI: The delay on part of Russia in supplying aviation items has impeded the commissioning of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) Vikrant and the warship is expected to be commissioned by October 2020, a senior Navy official said today. V...
by Nikhil T
03 Sep 2017 13:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 37310

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

shiv wrote:Nirmala Sitharaman is new raksha mantri


Excellent choice! India's second woman Defence Minister (IG was the first).
by Nikhil T
23 Jun 2017 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1966
Views: 353781

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

^ this is for the Navy for sea patrols.
by Nikhil T
01 Jun 2017 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 194
Views: 28175

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

^ I disagree. RAN may be weakest in all the four, but that may not be the right way to think about allies. Taking the same logic further, now IN is the weakest navy amongst the three left in Malabar, but we don't see USN/JSMDF quitting. Allies need to be cultivated, strengthened where necessary beca...
by Nikhil T
31 May 2017 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 194
Views: 28175

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

The more things change, the more they remain the same. Unfathomable that on one hand China directly arms our adversaries with nukes, fighters and submarines, directly protects terrorists with Indian blood and directly hampers our economic interests at NSG.. BUT on the other hand, India dithers for y...
by Nikhil T
28 May 2017 07:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 203571

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

TSP's 'war' on terror costs down by 40% ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has cut direct and indirect losses to its economy on account of terrorism by slightly above 40 per cent to $3.88 billion (Rs407.21bn) in the first nine months of this fiscal year. Economic Survey 2016-17 attributes this to an improving sec...
by Nikhil T
02 May 2017 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 398854

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^ agree with above. I wish we retaliate in a way that can't be matched. AFAIK after surgical strikes (Sep 28, 2016), there was an upswing in violence at LoC and we lost nearly 20 soldiers in next two months. http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2016/nov/24/18-soldiers-killed-2-beheaded-one-capture...
by Nikhil T
04 Feb 2017 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2772
Views: 398685

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

It is false to say "under Congress rule half of capex used to remained unused and returned to Govt at end of FY". It varied between 5-20%. Further, this is not a Congress vs BJP thing. The point is something different - there is no excuse for not increasing the Capital Allocation beyond ~8...
by Nikhil T
03 Feb 2017 11:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2772
Views: 398685

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Arun Jaitley raises defence budget by about 5.8% to Rs 2,74,000 crore Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/56909480.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst 86,000 crore = Thats almost USD 13 billion for Procurement/Capital acquisation If ...
by Nikhil T
17 Jan 2017 03:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 722
Views: 53661

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

India’s NSG membership can’t be farewell gift http://indianexpress.com/article/world/indias-nsg-membership-cant-be-farewell-gift-china-to-us-4476997/ The tone of the statement shocked me. This is a China that is willing to troll both current and incoming US presidents. Not far ago, in 2008 China wa...
by Nikhil T
21 Dec 2016 03:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 756851

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Eventually Indian Navy has to command the Indian Ocean. Can let other powers police it as in colonial days. I understand that. But we will not have a carrier capable of launching Super Hornets before 2030 at the earliest. If the Navy wants to augment the fleet right now, it makes more sense to buy ...
by Nikhil T
10 Dec 2016 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2772
Views: 398685

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

shiv wrote:Air Marshal (retd) Tyagi, former CAS arrested by CBI


A red letter day.
by Nikhil T
02 Dec 2016 04:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 398854

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Something is seriously wrong with Ajay Sukla. Even if we assume that there is truth to his assertion of sloppiness in our Army, he is advocating that India remain a punching bag and just focus on securing itself because Pukistan's behavior cannot be changed. What a loser. Ajai Shukla is the most eg...
by Nikhil T
02 Dec 2016 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1713
Views: 113462

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

+1 Agreed, posting here for posterity when Vikrant rolls out :D
by Nikhil T
02 Dec 2016 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1713
Views: 113462

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Wall Street Journal: US efforts to help India build up navy hits snag NEW DELHI— When top American naval engineers recently inspected India’s first locally made aircraft carrier they expected to find a near battle-ready ship set to help counter China’s growing sway in the Indian Ocean. Instead, the...
by Nikhil T
01 Dec 2016 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1607
Views: 127615

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

You will not believe but this is an official Press Release of the PM of Bakistan

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by Nikhil T
23 Oct 2016 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2146
Views: 255431

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Chinese Exim Bank does not not conform to OECD requirements. US Exim does and is an independent agency. So? Does our Indian Exim Bank conform to OECD requirements? And how's OECD requirement even relevant. The point I made was TSP's LNG terminal is a bad decision economically. No doubt, China is be...
by Nikhil T
22 Oct 2016 06:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2146
Views: 255431

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

“In response to the revision of offer by China, Pakistan will own and operate the terminal and award EPC contract to the Chinese company working on the Gwadar LNG pipeline project under a government-to-government arrangement,” an official told The Express Tribune. The Exim Bank of China will provid...
by Nikhil T
01 Oct 2016 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2045
Views: 223166

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

@Lilo Agree with you. To show such videos with glory is something only TSP does.

With TSP- there is a clash of mindset, we must not mistake it for an isolated skirmish/issue/dispute. There is no end until an end is shown to the Pakjabi Gernails.
by Nikhil T
29 Sep 2016 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2045
Views: 223166

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

This was the CCS meeting yesterday. Only Army Chief, DGMO from the forces. Sushma was missing (probably running the phones).

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by Nikhil T
19 Sep 2016 05:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri
Replies: 666
Views: 62150

Re: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri

Going by the way porkis attack and our Army doesn't respond in the same language, I mean what stops army of destroying bunkers and roast couple of 100 porks? If special forces cant go inside porki areas near LOC :-? . Modi has again and again said army has free hand on LOC. Where is the cost paki m...
by Nikhil T
18 Sep 2016 11:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri
Replies: 666
Views: 62150

Re: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri

First and foremost, RIP brave soldiers. Imagine whats going with their families now. This is second attack at same spot. In Dec 2014, we lost 7 Army jawans & 4 policemen in Uri when piglets attacked it.This is the highest escalation for Modi Govt - clearly a response to Balochistan and recent In...
by Nikhil T
14 Sep 2016 02:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1120
Views: 172073

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Hidden nugget Spending a big defence budget On September 6, India’s defence ministry promulgated a sensible new policy --- termed Delegation of Financial Powers for Defence Services (DFPDS – 2016) --- that will streamline and improve the way the military spends its gigantic revenue budget. DFPDS – 2...
by Nikhil T
03 Sep 2016 02:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 407961

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

^ Agree.

Karnad is ignoring the quid pro quo that is not captured in the deal. He is also wrong in equating LEMOA to NOT acting against China. We can and should be doing both. Arming Vietnam or other SE nations is no brainer, given that China has armed TSP with fighters, ships, missiles and more.
by Nikhil T
15 Jun 2016 10:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 274202

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Reuters: Chinese spy ship shadowing USN Carrier in Malabar exercise OKINAWA: A Chinese observation ship shadowed the powerful US aircraft carrier, John C Stennis, in the Western Pacific on Wednesday, a Japanese official said, joining warships from Japan and India in drills close to waters Beijing c...
by Nikhil T
08 Feb 2016 07:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 29903

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I

Perceptions matter a lot. Perception that India will never or cannot take action will only encourage more attacks. Much as I like RM, we need to be careful with such statements. Any threat of retribution will invite a quick test of our resolve (much like Christine Fair wrote after Pathankot). Where...
by Nikhil T
30 Jan 2016 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2142
Views: 308435

Re: Military Multimedia Content

So apparently Bajaj bought INS Vikrant's steel after it was stripped down and is adding it to a new bike. The advertisement is built around Vikrant's heritage. Very interesting concept - pity that GoI couldn't muster up money to keep it as a museum

by Nikhil T
25 Jan 2016 14:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 185289

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Another day, another Rafale MoU, how many is that so far? Not that I'm complaining; I hope we never buy the damn things. http://m.hindustantimes.com/india/india-france-ink-mou-on-purchase-of-rafale-fighter-jets/story-ZsPUSprczZkNf2OlSMrKBN.html It appears this isn't a MoU - India and France have si...
by Nikhil T
24 Jan 2016 10:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 185289

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

The Hindu claims price/plane is Rs 800 crore, efforts are on to reduce prices by 20%. 800 crore would be ~$120M per plane - guessing this is just the flyaway cost. India-France talks on track for Rafale deal A senior government official said that efforts are on to reduce the price by 20 per cent. Cu...
by Nikhil T
24 Jan 2016 10:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 185289

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Meanwhile, updates on UAE's Rafales link The well-informed French source stated that in its efforts to reduce the costs of the deal and finalize the agreement the French government has waived military service fees involved in the contract reducing the overall cost by 10 percent. "To facilitate ...
by Nikhil T
24 Jan 2016 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 104822

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

^^ US was ready to give India nukes if it wasnt for those pesky injuns and their arrogance. Lots of fictional history like this exist. Americans love patting themselves on the back. I am not a big fan of the nehru gandhi family but either the facts are complete lies or there were some conditions th...

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