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by nachiket
20 Apr 2021 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10092
Views: 1172079

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Which one ? Covaxin or Covishield ? Covisheild patients are not yet eligible. The guideline is ~8 weeks from first shot. The earliest first shots for anyone other than HCW/FLWs were start of March. Don't push the system for your second Covishield dose now. My parents were told it is 6-8 weeks for C...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 21:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5825
Views: 845608

Re: Understanding the US - Again

There is a section of the Indian American population which attempts to out-woke the woke like the Pramila Jaypal types and that commie nutbag from Seattle Kshama Sawant etc. A lot of Indian origin candidates in the Democratic party might fall into this category to be honest. But without fail they wi...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3476
Views: 364879

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

These bozos had or has zero issues with single party democracies like Germany, Gaullist France and pretty much all of south-east/Far East Asian. They will sing ra-ra of little tin pots like Lee Kuan Yew and his “pragmatism” as long as he keeps his western outpost safe for their funds. Am not even g...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 605
Views: 95921

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

I think that's the fundamental problem many RWingers have. Image issue. "Log kya kahenge" syndrome. Congoons and their allies don't think for a second even if hundreds are killed. They make it up during elections knowing fully well that Indians have very short memory and will forget/forgi...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 605
Views: 95921

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

I think BJP should cancel all rallies. Not good optics BJP is caught between a rock and a hard place. If they let off the pressure in WB they could end up falling short and that will cause ramifications far beyond just a lost assembly election, including an even bigger physical threat to their cadr...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10092
Views: 1172079

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The Chinese were not declaring any significant covid cases for most of last year after the initial explosion there. This was way before vaccines were available and covid was surging everywhere else. So what is different now that we have to attribute the low numbers over there to their vaccination st...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 15, 2021
Replies: 117
Views: 12818

Re: Terroristan - April 15, 2021

I am always surprised how at least some of these raakitmards in the mob do not come out wielding AK-47's considering the huge number of guns floating around in Bakistan. They do AK-phyrr during wedding celebrations but make do with sticks and stones in their riots against the munafiq govt. How disap...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 04:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10092
Views: 1172079

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SII is constrained by US-sourced raw material for Novavax production according to Poonawalla. Novavax is a US company trying to produce in India, and it's a case of US shooting itself in the foot by licensing SII to make something and then denying them the associated inputs. Covishield is not tied ...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 03:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 15, 2021
Replies: 117
Views: 12818

Re: Terroristan - April 15, 2021

Fawad Chaudhari keeps repeating in that video that "everything is normal in Lahore now" while simultaneously saying that the media blackout is necessary so that operational details are not revealed and lives of security personnel put in danger. But if everything is normal then what operati...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10092
Views: 1172079

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I have stopped reading twitter because it is so depressing. Every other tweet is by some poor soul begging for a hospital bed, oxygen, blood plasma for their loved ones or most distressingly Remdesivir which the WHO does not believe is effective anyway. But I know that if I had been in their situati...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3476
Views: 364879

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

there is a gathering momentum to save mumtaz bano from an electoral whitewash and it is being spearheaded by allium cepa wielding marathas coordinating slyly with naxals, jehadis and commies Which is ironic in itself considering that one of the words mumtaz bano has used to disparage the BJP as out...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1612
Views: 305850

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Sure, but is it ideal for a submarine displacing 6000t? Not to mention that it will be that much more difficult to miniaturize it enough to fit in that space.
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2549
Views: 490574

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Well if they do use any of that I hope they spend time on planning how to keep it quiet. The snakes in our media, political parties and assorted "intellectuals" will go to town shouting at everyone from Bihar to Brussels that the big bad Mudi is blowing up poor, innocent tribals with artil...
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 02:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1612
Views: 305850

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Why do we need a 190 MWth reactor for a 6000t submarine? The OK-650 reactor in the Akula is rated at 190 MWth but the Akula displaces over 12000 tonnes.
by nachiket
19 Apr 2021 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1105
Views: 356429

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

Looks that way but the danger of missile exhaust getting ingested into the air intakes is too high. This may be just one of the configurations they are considering and it may or may not be supported in the final product. But it shows they are trying to make it as flexible as possible. In any case th...
by nachiket
18 Apr 2021 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1105
Views: 356429

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

Simultaneous 8 BVR with 3 drop tanks means either the 2 chin stations are capable of carrying BVR AAM or 2 wingtip stations can also carry BVR. It will be interesting to see what is the 8 BVR with 3 drop tanks configuration. Interesting. Missiles on the chin stations might stick out in front of the...
by nachiket
18 Apr 2021 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5825
Views: 845608

Re: Understanding the US - Again

India has no dog in this fight except that BLM's issues do highlight American hypocrisy of human rights. That is precisely why we should use it to the full extent possible to reveal their hypocrisy and counter their propaganda against India and Hindus. Let BLM and whites resolve their own issues. I...
by nachiket
18 Apr 2021 08:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1612
Views: 305850

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

The Modi government’s thinking for submarines over aircraft carriers was shaped to a large extent by the committee of experts headed by Lt Gen. D.B. Shekatkar. The committee, which submitted its report to defence minister Manohar Parrikar in December 2016, explicitly struck down the proposal for a ...
by nachiket
18 Apr 2021 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4030
Views: 856166

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

To be fair this view about being outranged has stuck because there were some retired IAF officers who talked about this in the immediate aftermath of Feb 27. They were quick to point out that we countered this using better tactics, but nobody remembers that part. Even HVT sir has pointed out on Twit...
by nachiket
18 Apr 2021 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 579
Views: 154163

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

As per Amit R kashyap there are two designs undergoing wind tunnel testing. One with canard and other one with tail stabilizers. The TEDBF project director as well as ADA chief have talked about the existence of the two designs in video interviews with DDR etc. during Aero India. They were posted h...
by nachiket
17 Apr 2021 15:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 605
Views: 95921

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Yes it was in Hindi.
by nachiket
17 Apr 2021 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5825
Views: 845608

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The race/crime equation is fraught with many victimhoods. Blacks are the recipient of black largesse. Blacks are the victims and perpetrators of a great deal of violent crime. Of course it is not demanding to explain black violence. Just inconvenient. Why this urge to make excuses for their treatme...
by nachiket
17 Apr 2021 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 605
Views: 95921

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Overheard online: "Amit Shah in one of the rallies says the congress leadership is foreign, the cpm ideology is foreign and the tmc voter is foreign." Only. He was more specific. He said MB called him and Modi outsiders, while the Communist ideology was imported from China and Russia, Con...
by nachiket
17 Apr 2021 06:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4030
Views: 856166

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Wasn’t the BV-RAAM issue for Su 30 fixed with integration of a Russian missile with longer range and better NEZ capability? The Astra Mk1 (which has better performance than the R-77 variant - RVV-AE - we have) has been integrated with the MKI. But orders have remained limited to 248 and I am not su...
by nachiket
17 Apr 2021 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1612
Views: 305850

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Guys why are we assuming that the design in the graphic is the actual design of the sub? Why would they release it to IT or the artist? The design is probably not even complete (or even started?) since the project is just beginning. Easiest way would be to modify the Arihant design itself into an SS...
by nachiket
17 Apr 2021 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4030
Views: 856166

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Astra integration on Rafale is not a huge need. The Rafale fleet is quite small and it should be easy to maintain enough MICA and Meteor stocks for it. The case of the MKI is very different because of the sheer size of the fleet. The more variety of weapons it is integrated with the better will be t...
by nachiket
17 Apr 2021 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1612
Views: 305850

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

andy B wrote:Nachi I reckon its more akin to a Yasen if you look at the con tower and tail with the addition of a pump jet

You are right. I forgot about the Yasen class.
by nachiket
17 Apr 2021 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10092
Views: 1172079

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There is a lot of variation in the way the nasal swab is being collected. For best results, you really need to sample both nostrils and go deep until the pharynx is touched, then twirl the swab several times. It is not that easy for people to tolerate and almost always brings tears to the eyes. Man...
by nachiket
16 Apr 2021 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 63
Views: 14308

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

He has literally mentioned this "Is India quietly operating F16 ? (Sarcastic)" in the title of the video itself.
by nachiket
16 Apr 2021 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1612
Views: 305850

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Not to mention that the design looks suspiciously like an Akula. I think it is just an illustration created by the artist based off of photos of existing submarine designs. Shouldn't read anything into it.
by nachiket
16 Apr 2021 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5825
Views: 845608

Re: Understanding the US - Again

For America especially white people and too a certain extent even Asian americans, BLM is far worse than jihadis. In this context Jihadis do not pose the same perceptible threat that BLM poses. By the way Indian-Americans and PIOs along with other Asian-americans based in America have suffered much...
by nachiket
16 Apr 2021 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 63
Views: 14308

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

Just a dream of mine - but it would be nice to merge the three Mirage 2000 (No 1, 7 and 9) units into two --> No 7 and No 9. With attrition losses over the years, those squadrons will likely be understrength. No 9 has only ten birds on hand anyway. And transition No 1 Tigers to a Mk1A unit. No 1 Sq...
by nachiket
15 Apr 2021 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10092
Views: 1172079

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

How did IP protection issues not impact the AZ-SII deal for their vaccine or the deal they are making with Novavax? As far as we have seen the alarm raised by SII and other manufacturers has not been about IP sharing but US and other countries banning export of raw materials and equipment which can ...
by nachiket
15 Apr 2021 01:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10092
Views: 1172079

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In an ideal scenario, BB and SII would come to an agreement to manufacture Covaxin in SII's facilities. It is unfortunate that we have a completely Indian vaccine with proven efficacy but are hampered by a manufacturing bottleneck despite being the largest vaccine manufacturer in the world. I don't ...
by nachiket
14 Apr 2021 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10092
Views: 1172079

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Like someone said earlier, the reason Pfizer has been so inflexible and unwilling to even commit to trials is because they simply do not foresee strong sales in India and other developing countries due to the cost and storage requirements of the Pfizer vaccine. Same with Moderna. Still they would ha...
by nachiket
14 Apr 2021 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 605
Views: 95921

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

In many ways Assam is a much more critical election than even WB, primarily due to the fact that the BJP is the incumbent there and the new Congress-AIUDF-Commie alliance. Assam Hindus are under direct threat if the AIUDF comes to power with the demographic issues being far more acute than even WB. ...
by nachiket
14 Apr 2021 09:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 605
Views: 95921

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

What I worry is massive violence once (my prayers) MamBaano loses the election in WB. They'll go on rampage, discredit the EC, vote, process and throw the kitchen sink at NaMo/BJP. Their LiberFandooshes and Goramasters will be happy to oblige and go wail to Komalamommy and Xiden how HindoooooNaMo m...
by nachiket
14 Apr 2021 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3476
Views: 364879

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There is also the problem of lack of storage infrastructure in India for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines which need to be stored at much colder temperatures than Covishield or Covaxin. Those vaccines aren't feasible for large scale distribution in India beyond a few large cities where such facilitie...
by nachiket
14 Apr 2021 08:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 605
Views: 95921

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

If we do a dispassionate analysis, BJP's performance in 2019 Lok Sabha elections and 40% vote share maps to a leading position in 121 Vidhan Sabha seats. This leaves another 26 seats to cover which the momentum since 2019 elections and the increased support from the SC and Matua votes should be abl...

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