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by skumar
01 Oct 2020 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969358

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

...I feel that my analysis of potential Chinese motivations is reasonably thorough and I couldn't find a compelling reason for China to do so, so I tried to develop some theories of why India may do so. Clearly those Indian theories were far less thorough, and I appreciate you guys for pointing it ...
by skumar
01 Oct 2020 05:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969358

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

If you can't figure out why China "did" it, then maybe your premise is wrong. I know it's an Indian board, but what if India is the aggressor here? What would be India's motive? .... Your statements belie a lack of understanding about the Indian situation. 1. You may not trust Xi but most...
by skumar
21 Aug 2020 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742889

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector



Need to see more action from the Defense Ministry - and the only action is orders given to Indian companies.
by skumar
05 Jul 2020 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

Define - "Pickle", may I request? Exactly what sort of "pickle" are we in? And the Bat Eaters, I presume are starting their picnic into Ladakh?? Its also a bit surprising that one feels the speech is just simply rhetoric... Mil acquisitions is one part of the picture, really. In...
by skumar
03 Jul 2020 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

1. Multiple tests have already been conducted on Agni V - the only gray area is the range, whether it is 5,000 kms or more, no one is talking about less. 2. It is unlikely that the Chinese will target large Indian metros with conventional bombs and even if they do, the escalation path from there is...
by skumar
02 Jul 2020 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

Nuclear weapons are weapons of deterrence. Not deterrence to avoid conventional conflict, but deterrence to avoid a nuclear first strike by your adversary. The deployed Agni 2 and 3 are ONLY/SOLELY nuclear tipped - there are no conventional warheads on them. Agni 5 has not yet been operationally de...
by skumar
02 Jul 2020 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

India today does not have the kind of long range precision strike weapons needed to target China where it hurts. Because until this present crisis was thrust on it 75% of India's defence efforts focused on Pakistan. So yes as of today that kind of a war is a non starter with China. But imagine this...
by skumar
01 Jul 2020 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

For the 1000th time, the deal on the planes was closed last year and RS's visit was agreed to before this drama. As much as you want to paint our leadership in a negative light your assertions are made up. Nothing to do with RS's visit, did we request for early delivery of planes after the clash? I...
by skumar
01 Jul 2020 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

<Snip> OK, Rahul did not have the sense. India has lost Finger 5-8. China has painted/whatever a map of China and something in Mandarin at Finger 5. India never "had" Finger 5-8 to lose it, sending a patrol party every week/day does not mean you had it. Now China definitely has it and the...
by skumar
01 Jul 2020 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

What China Thinks Of Galwan Valley Clash?; Chinese Military Scholar Yun Sun Exclusive | Newstrack Very interesting views, it is worth listening (their views on the border, GDP, and this in not 1962) I hope Rahul Kanwal had the sense to ask 2 questions to points repeatedly raised by Yun Sun. 1. If C...
by skumar
30 Jun 2020 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

Why a Trade War With China Is a Bad Idea for India De-addiction is indeed very difficult but it is necessary. If one good thing comes out of this crisis, I hope it is this. Couple of comments on the article - "its military is inefficient, underequipped, and dogged by procurement corruption sca...
by skumar
20 Jun 2020 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

This is the best government we have at this time to handle the situation. The alternatives are disaster. ... There is no doubt about this. Leave it to INC or NCP or SP (forget the Communists), they will hold an international auction of Indian interests, they have already done the damage. GoI needs ...
by skumar
07 Jun 2020 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

We need to be realistic and bold, without being foolhardy. Thinking of Lhasa :) is a day dream, unless we are prepared to risk an all out war. It would be an existential issue for the CCP. The Chinese want to project their power in a post-COVID world but they will not risk an all out war either. The...
by skumar
06 Jun 2020 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086841

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

TMK (with its unmatched ISR and technical capabilities) and Israel (the only country in the world with actual successful experience in this kind of mission) would go about the job of actual location and destruction of the "jewels". Actually, rather than the jewels themselves, what should ...
by skumar
06 Jun 2020 02:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969358

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

We cannot allow China to take 2 steps forward and 1 step back.
by skumar
24 May 2020 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742889

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

skumar, From what little I know of jet engine design Kaveri won't deliver anymore without a new core. DRDO chief said we are developing a larger engine. Ramana sir, would not be better to entrust this to a private enterprise that has experience in building large industrial equipment like turbines? ...
by skumar
22 May 2020 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742889

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Noob question / comment. The GE414 is going to be a strategic pain point for India. Can India hand over the development of the Kaveri Engine to an enterprise like L&T? Would be worth spending X,000 crores to get an indigenous fully owned engine. India must approach this like the US approached th...
by skumar
17 Mar 2019 22:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 15222

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

One of the true patriots / chowkidars of modern India.

His impact and his absence will be felt for a long time.

ऊँ शंति
by skumar
02 Jul 2012 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A Mirror on Pakistan: In their own words by Pakistanis
Replies: 80
Views: 10258

Re: A Mirror on Pakistan: In their own words by Pakistanis

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_M0S8KVHHY[/youtube]
by skumar
20 Feb 2012 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3203
Views: 332860

Re: Iran News and Discussions

India Lets U.S. Down on Iran ---- R Nicholas Burns Dear Mr. Burns, US has let India down innumerable times in the past on many issues including terrorism emanating from its Major Non Nato Ally, Pakistan. More over India does not owe anything to US on this issue. Being a 'close strategic partner' do...
by skumar
10 Nov 2011 09:29
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

If Italy is really in such deep trouble, who knows perhaps a certain family there with filial connections to the real powercenter in India's biggest parliamentary party might wanna move their India-derived monies out of there in a hurry, eh? No wonder GoI reports total ignorance about the destinati...
by skumar
30 Oct 2011 11:09
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Maybe you didn't notice that the article is about RIEF and not about Medallion. I did not say that, did I? In fact, my next statement, which you have not included, suggests that there is no public information about Medallion. My point on the RenTech funds was that RIEF (the "public" fund)...
by skumar
28 Oct 2011 16:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Never fail to be amused by the mindset displayed by Neshant, you and other assorted commies !! If a firm is successful in financial services, it has to be crooked ! That's impressive logic. Comment was with reference to the link posted earlier by VikramS. Perhaps you fail to recognize logic or perh...
by skumar
28 Oct 2011 09:36
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

But seriously, how many HNI PMS / hedge funds have generated 35% returns consistently over 3 years or more? Check out Renaissance Technology's Medallion Fund & its average returns for over 2 decades since 1989. So, the answer is one? That too a crooked fund which might be stealing money from it...
by skumar
27 Oct 2011 08:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Savers choose to outsource management of their savings primarily because they have (a) either no time to spend on such management or (b) even if they had the time they might not have the ability to generate beyond 15% pa on a consistent basis; and most often the reason is a combination of both (a) ...
by skumar
21 Oct 2011 17:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Arjun: It is only on WS that people can claim that I delivered so give me the bonus. If they are so good, they should trade their own capital . Currently WS raises capital from the public markets, siphons the profits, and then runs to the tax-payer when they screw up. And another real world example...
by skumar
21 Oct 2011 17:34
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

RoyG wrote:[url]mFdnA5UNmVw[/url]
:lol:

I guess some people on this thread should have been on the side of the Nobel prize winning economists answering questions about the US economy. :rotfl:
by skumar
14 Oct 2011 08:30
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Singha wrote:will rajat gupta get any time?

there is even a co specialized in helping people have a easier time in jail
http://www.executiveprisonconsultants.com/id5.html

:rotfl:
by skumar
13 Oct 2011 11:26
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-seven-biggest-economic-lies-the-presidents-jobs-bill-2011-10 One simple measure for the US is to raise taxes for the rich. From above, "From the end of World War II until 1981, the richest Americans faced a top marginal tax rate of 70 percent or above. Under ...
by skumar
11 Oct 2011 08:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

<snip>as per that stats only 300k Indians have disposable wealth > 100k.. nonsense.. even in 2nd tier cities like surat or vadodara or pune there must be 10s of thousand people with bank balance more than 45 lakh INR<snip> Linked report says 3 million, i.e. 3000k, not 300k. What is nonsensical is c...
by skumar
10 Oct 2011 15:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Talking Points for the "Occupy Wall Street" Protesters - John P. Hussman
http://www.hussman.net/wmc/wmc111010.htm
by skumar
10 Oct 2011 08:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

If so much was debt fueled when the crash came and debt was cut of the GDP should have cratered, similar to Great Depression. It did not. Even today over 90% of mortgages are being paid and people are staying solvent if a bit distressed. Yes there will be a lot of catch up by China/India, etc, but ...
by skumar
09 Oct 2011 10:22
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

This is not my fight but It is useful to remember that that the US economy in absolute numbers is actually higher now than 2007! Inflation has remained low and can be neglected. Companies are making cash hand over fist. The real problem is jobs as companies are squeezing more and more work out of t...
by skumar
07 Oct 2011 14:44
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Neshant wrote:the cynical side of me says these shills are angling for a too-big-to-fail bailout.

They are lining up. How many times will we hear this bs - recapitalize banks, political will, tightly interlinked world financial systems, apocalypse now.
by skumar
07 Oct 2011 14:05
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

<snip>All that says is how worthless paper money is relative to gold at the moment. For that matter there are trillionaires running around in Zimbabwe after the country hyper inflated its currency. Clue in, you can't be that ignorant. Anything can be measured against GDP. If you measure toilet pape...
by skumar
07 Oct 2011 13:49
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 313259

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

I predict a return to honest money (gold & silver) within 5 years and the end of worthless paper money. I also predict... <snip> Just to show why I don't regard your views worthy of consideration: The value of the world's gold inventories is currently $2.7 trillion, silver inventories is $23.68...

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