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by nachiket
20 Apr 2019 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Anyone commenting against Sadhvi Pragya in the media or in SM needs to be countered firmly but factually. I suggest something like the following - "Sadhvi Pragya was tortured in prison merely because the Congress government wanted to advance a false "Hindu Terror" narrative. All the H...
by nachiket
20 Apr 2019 00:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5376
Views: 426735

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Then there was this moron pilot who was caught giving flying lessons to an air stewardess by letting her control the yoke (this was not Air India though) while landing (I think the aircraft in question in this case literally bounced several times on the runway and hence it came in the news). Such u...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2019 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Rahul M wrote:holy **** !
even if they manage to get 40-0% of the 42 seats, that would be HUGE !


It would be a miracle!! Dr. Patil has put his reputation on the line here. His confidence level must be really high. Or so I hope.
by nachiket
19 Apr 2019 11:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5376
Views: 426735

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Air India already operates its own B777s so it is best equipped to absorb Jet's 777's and grab their slots too. It is an excellent opportunity but knowing Air India they will find a way to lose money in this as well.
by nachiket
19 Apr 2019 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

As usual excellent interview by the Prime Minister. I hope Rahul ji can sit for an interview. That will seal the deal :lol: His 2014 interview with Arnab was a disaster for him. Some good cartoons from back then - https://trak.in/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/clip_image029.jpg https://trak.in/wp-conte...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2019 03:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

It does not matter who used it first is what I'm saying. Not pertinent to this thread anyway. I'm sure you agree that Bengal can do with a bit of Hindutva right now, no matter who used it first.
by nachiket
19 Apr 2019 02:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

One interesting conclusion I draw from reading 5forty3 is that the NDA alliance in TN seems to be finding it difficult to seamlessly transfer votes just like MGB in UP. On paper both alliances have more than enough voteshare to sweep the respective states but it doesn't seem to be playing out like t...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2019 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3729
Views: 720873

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Vivek K wrote:What does the Falcon Heavy have to do in the thread for "Indian Space Program: News & Discussion"?

Thanks I have moved some posts about Falcon Heavy videos to the International aerospace thread.
by nachiket
19 Apr 2019 02:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The term Hindutva was coined by a Bengali much before Savarkar. The icons were/are Bankim, Vivekananda and Aurobindo. I always thought hindutva was coined by Savarkar Well, whoever coined it, Bengal is the place it needs to find the most traction at this juncture. Nowhere else in the country are Hi...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2019 00:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

357 seats left to poll. Going by Chintamani's numbers BJP needs to win 202 of these for simple majority and 291 for 2/3. 2/3rd majority for BJP on its own, i.e. 362 seats, looks like a bridge too far this time (but you never know what Modi can do!). Yes, let's not start preparing the butter-chicken...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2019 00:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5376
Views: 426735

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Unlikely boss, most of these wide bodies belong to lease companies. If any of them have been paid up, they will most likely be sold at very competitive rates in the intl market. Indigo is not keen on diversifying its fleet, they've dropped their order for A330's and chose to enter a code share with...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2019 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374773

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I am relieved that Sad Umar is gone. Like Katare saab said, he was actually on the right track and his actions were plugging the holes in the sinking ship even if the pakis were too stupid to understand. I hope the new guy is more on the lines of Ishaq Dar and takes the paki economy deeper into paki...
by nachiket
18 Apr 2019 07:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Cain Marko wrote:Read somewhere that voter turnout is directly corelated to anti incumbency... At least in India and the US. What kind of figures do we have so far?

I think Suraj made a post earlier in the thread with data that kinda disproves that in the Indian context. The correlation simply wasn't there.
by nachiket
18 Apr 2019 03:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Wow! Better than most news media polls.Election started b4 April 23 and will end be4 May 24 so I guess OK. Are they REALLY going to all keep quiet until May 23? No sneak peek? Saar it has been this way for quite some time, including the 2014 elections. Media has by and large adhered to it. No need ...
by nachiket
18 Apr 2019 00:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5376
Views: 426735

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I dearly hope Jet's widebody fleet is picked up on the cheap by another Indian carrier. The banks will be auctioning off these jets pretty soon, if they haven't done so already. There isn't a single Indian private carrier with widebodies being operated or on order. It is basically just Air India now...
by nachiket
18 Apr 2019 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345411

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Hmmm. Romania . And note that he mentions shortage of "human resources". What type of human resources? A, B, AB, or O? Having delivered his message the Envoy swept his cape into the air, transformed into a bat and departed through the window. Coffee spill alert :rotfl: :rotfl: BRF can be ...
by nachiket
17 Apr 2019 04:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345411

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

^^It is yet another dimension of tactical brilliance that you yindoos will not understand!
by nachiket
17 Apr 2019 01:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1574
Views: 144230

Re: India-EU News & Analysis

Cunning yindoos on Twitter were suggesting that a School or Hospital be built there instead of rebuilding the cathedral. :twisted:
by nachiket
17 Apr 2019 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 15840

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Kartik, you have linked an image from deaf and dumb forum and it no longer exists.
by nachiket
17 Apr 2019 01:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

ramana wrote:
chetak wrote:
he has also been blacklisted.


How about Mahesh Bhatt wife and daughter with UK citizenship giving gnan ?

Why don't they get EC censure?

They must have a PIO card. It'll give them more rights than Ferdous Khan on a visa.
by nachiket
17 Apr 2019 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2599
Views: 515078

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

I understand C-295 replacing ghe Avro. But how does it cater to An-32 obsolescence? It lacks the overpowered engines of the An-32 that gave it the ability to take off from Leh and other high altitude bases and ALG's with useful payload. Many years ago when the Avro replacement was being talked about...
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374773

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

It is fascinating what the paki ruling class has been able to accomplish. Every time someone lends them money they are counting on the fact that when the time comes to pay it back, someone else will lend the pakis more money to do so, whilst themselves expecting the same for that loan and so on. The...
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Bdeshi actor Ferdous' visa has been cancelled. He was campaigning for the TMC after having entered India on a business visa. Excellent! Thanks again to those here who did their duty to notify authorities. I was actually happy with his presence. Might have led to a light-bulb moment in the minds of ...
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Prasenjit K. Basu ‏ @PrasenjitKBasu More Prasenjit K. Basu Retweeted Prasenjit K. Basu While the rest of Asia’s exports shrank in 1Q 2019, India’s continued to expand, growing 11%YoY in March 2019. Defying the slumping global electronics cycle, India’s electronics exports rose 34.6%YoY; engg goods ...
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

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

Close combat missiles like the R-73 and Sidewinder are far superior to any radar homing missile at close ranges. Excellent maneuverability plus off-boresight targeting using the Sura-K HMS (for the R-73). I don't get what you don't understand here krish.pf. Maybe you should read up a bit about the m...
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2599
Views: 515078

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

S-400 and the rifles satisfy a critical need. Reason for imports vs local manufacture for the rifles can be debated. But nobody is arguing that the current INSAS did not need replacing.

In the case of C-295 I fail to see the critical need.
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 11:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2599
Views: 515078

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

Is there no concept of priorities in our acquisitions? I mean we're stuck at 5 AWACS and 6 old refuelers. There seems to be zero co-ordination between MoD and the IAF.
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

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

Didn't notice that in that map. The distance between Naushera and Bimbar is 25kms. So these guys were approximately 5km and 10km inside LOC. And the distance between the lead aircraft(abinandhan), and the lead F-16 is less than 15km. That is well within the NEZ of R-77. In the press conference, was...
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 10:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Poll thread on Indian General Election 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8086

Re: Poll thread on Indian General Election 2019

UlanBatori wrote:But what I heard (data) is that UP turnout is only 40% which bodes ill.

Misfortunately, UBCN has incorrect data. UP phase 1 turnout was 63.69%
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 713
Views: 178197

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Guys, please understand sarcasm. Mihir is making fun of assorted "defence experts" who spout absolute bilge about desi products in the media either because they are morons, or because they are acting on the directions of their masters, or more commonly both.
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3729
Views: 720873

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

^^Maybe he was thinking of Falcon Heavy, which uses liquid fueled core stage and boosters.
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

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

IAF and DRDO do not have decision making powers. Only the MoD does, and it itself is dependent on MoF releasing funds. So how are IAF and DRDO supposed to solve anything by themselves? Why even have an MoD then?
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

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

Which IAS babu would know what an SDR is? There are no domain experts in MoD nor any plan to hire them. Even if IAF or DRDO wants to explain something to the MoD how would they do that considering the person they are talking to is about the intellectual caliber of Shekhar Gupta, when it comes to def...
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

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

A solution for protection is not more aircraft on CAP but more sensors on air and more aircraft at readiness with an attitude to escalate disproportionately in return of any transgression. Same principal works for Law and Order as well. Well there was a Phalcon monitoring and directing the engageme...
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

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

One possibility, had IAF ordered 15 netra instead of 3; with induction of 3 in a block and each block adding a bit more capability than previous, a lot of such gap would not have existed in the first place. Lack of AWACS is clearly an issue and IAF, MoD and DRDO need to sit together and figure out ...
by nachiket
16 Apr 2019 00:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

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

I'm afraid, I need to agree with Sarkar saab's conclusions. His last three sentences sum it up so very accurately. If we strike the hornet's nest a night before, expect a reaction from them - did our higher command anticipate the possible reactions? If not, then why? Hari Nair sir, considering the ...
by nachiket
15 Apr 2019 05:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

After multiple warnings given by ramana saar about not talking about AP elections, we still end up talking about AP elections :) I think this will only change after 2nd phase is done and we have new areas to talk about.
by nachiket
14 Apr 2019 06:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

You'd think. But the numbers are not looking very good from stricken areas in marsthwada for example. Recent reports state over 200 farmer suicides since January. In many areas such as Solapur water scarcity is a major issue. 2 hours of water supply for the whole week is what I'm hearing. Even Pune...
by nachiket
13 Apr 2019 13:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94293

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

If anyone finds any polling percentage breakdown into any categories (eg men vs women, urban constituencies vs rural ones) please post the data and reference . https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4BDpkQUEAApwFW.png Thank you! One thing that surprises me is that AP has more female than male registered vote...

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