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by nachiket
20 Nov 2019 03:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 517
Views: 118005

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

I think you guys are right - the stealth features are delinked to reduce risk and bring it to services sooner. They could iteratively add stealth or create NAMCA later. It probably will have low risk stealth features builtin probably with pathway to full later. Stealth cannot be an afterthought. It...
by nachiket
20 Nov 2019 02:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

All of these delays, chaos and confusing statements are classic Pawar tactics to leave everyone confused while he plots. He is just proving his dominance to UT who is increasingly desperate and scared that his gambit has failed miserably and making sure that UT understands that if/when a SS CM takes...
by nachiket
19 Nov 2019 05:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 938
Views: 89172

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

TDP found that it is easy for them to attack Jagan as EJs became active under Jagan. While TDP was equally Pro EJ, it is now pretending that it is only Jagan who is pro-EJ. But one thing they are forgetting, once EJ activities are exposed, TDP can not go back supporting EJs like before. Further all...
by nachiket
19 Nov 2019 05:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 187
Views: 49558

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Vinod, Indian Army T90s neither have Shtora nor any APS. The report is also wrong. We dont field any MS. Third, the Catherine TI has had a very high failure rate in IA service because of which the IA is looking for air conditioning and an APU to power it. Fourth, the T-90s original ERA is limited a...
by nachiket
19 Nov 2019 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 170
Views: 16509

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

"All we learnt was the Mughal empire" This seems rather exaggerated and incomplete. I remember getting a solid dose of mauryan and gupta history. Not to mention loads of Maratha history. The vijayanagar empire too go lots of pages. Less so with the Cholas. Not so much the others though. C...
by nachiket
19 Nov 2019 01:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

PS: Twitter is claiming the Supriya Sule, Daughter of Pawar bhau is married to first cousin of Uddhav ji. Was U-turn Kejri right when he proclaimed,"Sub saale mile hue hain" This is true. Supriya Sule's husband Sadanand Sule is the son of Bal Thackeray's sister. The families have always b...
by nachiket
19 Nov 2019 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 517
Views: 118005

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

I am sure the boffins at DRDO and the Navy officers know much more than I do. But, it makes no sense to launch a 4gen fighter project in the 2020's. It runs a serious chance of being obsolete by the time it's inducted in the 30's. This doesn't add much to the amca either. Much better to have done a...
by nachiket
16 Nov 2019 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 472022

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^Isn't RM recently went to Russia to fix contract for Alexandrit class MCMVs? I do not remember the exact number but it should be 6 or more with ToT to make more of them. Also coming are USVs and UUVs to make it a whole package. I will celebrate (lungi dance) when they sign the deal. Careful Admir...
by nachiket
16 Nov 2019 01:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ Why is it so easy to convince Hindus to vote for anti-Hindus? State elections are not fought on Hindu - Anti-Hindu issues except in rare cases. Also it is increasingly evident from plenty of recent state elections that voters make a distinctions between who they want at the center vs who they wa...
by nachiket
15 Nov 2019 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 445
Views: 112089

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

What exactly is the advantage of having a single large MFD vs 3 smaller individually configurable ones?
by nachiket
15 Nov 2019 04:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Having a sad feeling to see these SS scums collaborate with Italian MAFIA gang to screw India. This kind of human garbage has been the India's misfortune since centuries. How are MAD allowing this? What exactly can MAD do? SS have shown their true colors to the people. It is up to the people to pun...
by nachiket
15 Nov 2019 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 51133

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Karan M wrote:Its a high-band SPJ/ESM + MAWS/LWS tailored to the Rafale + weapons RCS. Not a magic bullet against all threats.

That is still far more self-protection capability than any other aircraft in IAF service at this point. Every other aircraft lacks one or more of those elements.
by nachiket
15 Nov 2019 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 445
Views: 112089

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

75/110 unless its changed recently. Are you sure? That would give it the same dry thrust as an AL-31F! :shock: 2 of these babies on the AMCA would make it a hotrod on mil-power alone. 30kN more thrust dry than the F-35. Sounds too good to be true honestly. How is GE going to extract 17kN extra dry ...
by nachiket
15 Nov 2019 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 517
Views: 118005

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

Not decided yet. As you said I too feel the easiest way for TEDBF is Navy AMCA, Perhaps what the Navy wants is for ADA to start with 2 separate designs from the start, rather than trying to navalize their AF AMCA design, which as we know can be very difficult. Somewhat like how the AF MWF design an...
by nachiket
14 Nov 2019 06:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 445
Views: 112089

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Indranil, can find out what is the max dry thrust they are looking at for the new engine (whether it is F414 development or something else)? Not very important for MWF but critical for AMCA as far as supercruise is concerned. So far I have seen this 110kN figure in many places but that doesn't give ...
by nachiket
14 Nov 2019 03:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 67715

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

The apaches should be based in suratghar. They did not choose this sector in 71. This would have been much better than attacking jaisalmer. Although Musharraf mentions some grand SSG plan that was cancelled as niazi surrendered. Not sure how true it is as he often talks from his Musharraf That the ...
by nachiket
14 Nov 2019 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 67715

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

nachiket the OWR Chapter 12 notes say 75% of all IA casualties were from shelling. That is for the entire war right? The excerpt I posted was about Asal Uttar only. Even there a majority of our casualties might have been due to Artillery, that would not be surprising. Still, despite having superior...
by nachiket
14 Nov 2019 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 67715

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

As one reads more about 1965, one thing becomes clear: - the decision to attack into Pakistan in the Lahore sector (even before the Sialkot Sector on 8th September), had a much wide ranging implication than simply taking the pressure off the Chhamb sector. - It most probably prevented the proverbia...
by nachiket
13 Nov 2019 15:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Marathi manoos identity play can be very powerful even though it gets diluted in the face of fact that last time when SS was in power, They chose a UP wala instead of Marathi manoos as CM. . Who are you talking about? The only 2 SS CM’s till now are Manohar Joshi and Narayan Rane, both Maharashtria...
by nachiket
13 Nov 2019 13:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This is the occasion for display of BJP's tremendous firepower. AS/Modi are not likely to hand over the state on a platter to NCP/CON. The SS can be split and so can be CON. Remember CON was the first to quarantine it MLAs in Rajasthan! IIRC, 20 CON MLAs are first timers and thus most at risk per C...
by nachiket
13 Nov 2019 13:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Whether SS forms the government with NCP or not, the medium term outlook for BJP in MH is bleak. If a govt. is formed it means 5 years of unrestricted loot for the state with BJP watching from the sidelines. If there is no government and elections are held again, NCP-Cong will easily win outright be...
by nachiket
13 Nov 2019 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 67715

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

ramana wrote:Now I understand Rohitvats disbelief.

What was his disbelief?
by nachiket
13 Nov 2019 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

NDTV report on how Pawar is playing a double game. Cannot trust it as they may be trying to protect the mafia queen and con(gress) party from any blame and trying to shift it to Pawar. NDTV is basically an INC mouthpiece at this point. Here they are attempting to subtly shift the blame onto Pawar a...
by nachiket
13 Nov 2019 05:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 67715

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

One thing that I want to know is the Centurions were in 4 regiments (186) versus the 9 regiments of Pattons. And they knew there were two Pak armored Divisions 1st and 6th. Isn't the story from 65 that the Army HQ did not believe the intelligence assessment that pakis had raised a second armored di...
by nachiket
13 Nov 2019 05:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If NCP/Con party and SS do form the government, it wont last long and congress will be marginalized in rest of the country and will loose its share of psuedo secular votes. Don't know about the rest of the country but in MH at least they will lose Muslim votes to AIMIM. Owaisi is already looking to...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

And now in his latest press conf, he said they will patiently discuss govt formation and all options with NCP Cong. How pathetic. Could he not have toned down his expectations a bit, and negotiated an honorable exit from his high horse with his natural ally the BJP? The "natural ally" par...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Just a while back, turdesai made an interesting observation on India Today live. When the NCP has time till 8:30 pm why did it shoot the letter to the Gov. so early? Did Pawar calculate that it would allow the central cabinet to decide on the matter immediately! Nidhi Razdan was tweeting the same t...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Thought occur to me but SP is shrewd enough to understand political somersaults. There is no guarantee that bjp and SS will not form alliance again with this time a better understanding of power sharing. If they do then NCP gamed. Because both SS and BJP will go after them with full vengeance. Whic...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Actually it would be short sighted for the INC and NCP to form a shaky government with the SS right now. If they let the state go into President's rule they are guaranteed a victory in the subsequent elections. They don't even have to do much, merely fight together, while the SS and BJP fight separa...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 10:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I wonder why people are writing off SS. After all they are the ones forming the govt, their vote share seems to be largely intact. They'll install a Maratha CM on the gaddi , supported by the other Maratha party. So where's the downside to this? What makes members o optimistic/pessimistic about SS'...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 06:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

INC doesn't have many sources of income now a din. This will be their golden goose or kamadhenu. Their sources of income have improved since the victories in MP, CG and Rajasthan, but Maharashtra is a huge cash-cow like no other although the congis will have to share it with the rapacious Pawar and...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 05:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

On the question of idelogical differences between SS and Cong, one thing to understand is that regardless of their other differences, the ideologies of SS, Cong and NCP all align perfectly when it comes to the most important bit in Indian politics - that of corruption and loot. All other considerati...
by nachiket
09 Nov 2019 13:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 492918

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Actually it does... sort of... 1. He has made India look like some kind of terrible place for gay individuals 2. He has used this to support his gay marriage and some immigration benefits But I agree, attacking his gayness itself should be off-limits. Our own culture is highly inclusive when it com...
by nachiket
09 Nov 2019 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83812

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

ramana wrote:Nachiket,

I expect 5-0 verdict in favor of #JaiShriRam

:eek: Ramana garu, I bow to your prescience!
by nachiket
09 Nov 2019 05:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83812

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

How do we characterize win/lose here if the SC merely upholds the Allahabad HC verdict which split the land 3 ways? If it is a split, then it is a loss for the Hindu side because it means that their beliefs have no importance in India. The HC decision granted the site of the Ram idol to Ram Lalla V...
by nachiket
09 Nov 2019 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83812

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

How do we characterize win/lose here if the SC merely upholds the Allahabad HC verdict which split the land 3 ways?
by nachiket
09 Nov 2019 01:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Instead of all this drama, why didn't AS and UT draw up an agreement about what to do before the elections? It seems like AS thought he could bully the SS and get the CMship while SS was not sure about how they would do in the election. Now that they combined have a majority, they can't agree and U...
by nachiket
08 Nov 2019 05:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 492918

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Eh? There are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents. In either case, he was never eligible for the OCI card because of having a paki parent and shouldn't have been granted one int he first place. Doesn't matter if that parent was married to his other parent or not. The govt. is merely...
by nachiket
08 Nov 2019 05:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Atri ji has explained the Shiv Sena perfectly on his twitter account. Unfortunately he does not post here anymore so I'm copying his tweets here. https://twitter.com/Kal_Chiron/status/1192507887924301824 More Shivsena has more ideological flexibility than BJP. 1. They can swing to progressive libera...
by nachiket
08 Nov 2019 05:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Why would Pawar and Congress not support ShivSena ? They are under attack by BJP and their leaders are all looking at jail time, especially the very top brass of congress. By breaking SS away from BJP, more than Maharashtra, they would be taking away a big chunk of the Lok Sabha seats in 2024. If C...

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