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by nachiket
20 Jul 2018 01:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 2967
Views: 316663

Re: Diamar-Basha Dam

The basic question is: OK, all this funding fervour is all right, but the construction of this huge dam needs dollah, plenty of dollah in fact. Pakistan currency is not even worth the paper it is printed on. So, where are they going to get the dollah from? My theory therefore: this 'funding fervour...
by nachiket
19 Jul 2018 01:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183560

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-invites-donald-trump-to-be-chief-guest-for-next-years-republic-day-parade/articleshow/64968372.cms Delhi Invites Trump to be the chief guest at the Republic day celebrations! I don’t understand the logic behind this. Has Trump warmed up to Modi lately...
by nachiket
19 Jul 2018 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2576
Views: 237992

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Philip, your posts running down indigenous programs in unrelated threads are nothing more than flame bait. And I will straightaway delete them as I come across them. You are trolling and continuing this behavior will attract official warnings. Others, personal attacks on Philip or any other poster a...
by nachiket
19 Jul 2018 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 787
Views: 72994

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Finally armed drones no not the Avengers but armed Guardian drones have been cleared for export.. not just for india but for all allies Can you link the report? India is not a US ally. So clearing it for allies does not automatically mean cleared for India. However it does follow that they are clea...
by nachiket
18 Jul 2018 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2658
Views: 480418

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

ISRO is not being able to keep up with the launch rate. REquired by the nation > ISRO's target > achieved launches. GSLV Mk2 is not putting Chandrayaan to GTO, but LTO. It can carry larger load to LTO. They were trying to first get to a reliable GSLV config. Now they will try to increase the payloa...
by nachiket
17 Jul 2018 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 15946

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^^ As Wikiji says https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamorta-class_corvette#Criticisms At 3400 ton, the vessel is argued to be a small frigate rather than a corvette, and poorly armed. It's also been alleged that the Indian Navy wanted a vessel with the endurance of a 3400-ton frigate and an armament ...
by nachiket
13 Jul 2018 01:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183560

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

chetak wrote:Why are you feeding the troll??

We all did it, myself included by continuing to talk about it. Let's stop.

No more about the martial race theory here. Any further posts will be deleted.

Back to India-US discussions.
by nachiket
12 Jul 2018 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2554
Views: 166814

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

TTP has claimed responsibility for the Peshawar blast. Death toll now 14. TTP claims responsibility for Peshawar blast PESHAWAR: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the deadly suicide attack in Peshawar, which claimed 14 lives. A Pakistani reporter shared a...
by nachiket
11 Jul 2018 23:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 305683

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Suraj wrote:I hope they build T4 ASAP.

And another runway if they can find the space. All those gigantic airports have several runways. Delhi is making do with 2 for now but if the traffic keeps growing like this they'll have problems. A second airport in Noida might be a better option.
by nachiket
11 Jul 2018 03:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183560

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Indian army has disproportionate proportion from Indian martial races from all over India so Jats, Sikhs, Maratha, Rajputs and from Southern India. Your so called superior technology is not even a tiny match to Taliban fighters in Afghanistan if you think theory of martial races is bs. Why don't yo...
by nachiket
10 Jul 2018 23:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 93073

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

I'm locking this old thread. Please use this newer one instead: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7624&start=200
by nachiket
10 Jul 2018 23:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1468
Views: 188834

Re: India's Power Sector

Theo, I think you are overstating the impact of population aging and massively understating the impact of rising incomes on electricity consumption. India's median age was just 26.7 in 2015. About 11 years less than China. And keep in mind that even their consumption is still growing strongly. It's ...
by nachiket
10 Jul 2018 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2658
Views: 480418

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Neshant, that post had nothing to do with the "Indian Space Programme". Please post it in the International Nuclear News thread.
by nachiket
10 Jul 2018 02:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1468
Views: 188834

Re: India's Power Sector

As India gets older electricity needs will go down, etc. what makes you to come to such conclusions? It tends to move that way. We will see. Actually your charts seem to bear out what I was saying. Look at China's graph and the increase in electricity usage there. We are 15-20 years behind them in ...
by nachiket
06 Jul 2018 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60798

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Six global companies respond to India's RFI for 110 fighter jets https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/six-global-companies-respond-to-indias-rfi-for-buying-110-fighter-jets/articleshow/64887437.cms Game on, six vendors in contest to supply IAF with 110 fighters https://www.business-sta...
by nachiket
06 Jul 2018 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 15946

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

What IS certain is that the IN should seriously consider restarting the Type 209 line - suitably updated with state of the art combat systems and hull equipment. Production could be at MDL and L&T for example. Imagine this scenario: within 10 years, there could be many hulls in service. 12-16 h...
by nachiket
05 Jul 2018 07:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733448

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Karan M wrote:A S-400 central command unit can control upto 6-8 batteries.

Thanks. So a follow on order for more firing units could be much cheaper than this one, since we won't be buying the radar and c&c equipment?
by nachiket
05 Jul 2018 07:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1468
Views: 188834

Re: India's Power Sector

As of now coal can only compete if the thermal plant is written off and near the coal mine. It is only a matter of time before all coal plants will be shut down. This is true for most of the developed world where demand is flat. But not in India. If we can sustain strong 8+% economic growth for sev...
by nachiket
05 Jul 2018 06:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1668
Views: 214595

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The best way to salvage something out of the Arjun fiasco is to use some of the Arjun technologies to make the locally produced T90 and T72 fleet better. A better autoloader, a bustle to store the propellant, modular armor will all improve the T90 significantly and also make that fleet a lot more s...
by nachiket
03 Jul 2018 03:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11420
Views: 661993

Re: Levant crisis - III

Israel is NOT a Jewish nation. Judaism is NOT its state religion. Please provide a snapshot of its constitution that contradicts what I have said. There is some ambiguity about this. Israel does not have a full constitution like we do. What it does have is a comprehensive list of Basic Laws which k...
by nachiket
03 Jul 2018 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100430

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Rudradev wrote:Fazlullah == "Mullah Radio", correct?

Correct.
by nachiket
02 Jul 2018 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1220
Views: 195029

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

The making of the Kargil disaster, a book " From Kargil to the coup, events that shook Pakistan " by Nasim Zehra, excerpts on dawn.com are a must read. Why? I dont think she will any key miltary details, she will just have justification for thier behavior. Just read it. Quite a lot of jui...
by nachiket
02 Jul 2018 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1831
Views: 355413

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I'm still not sure of the long term plan here. Tejas doesn't have the range to be effective from a Southern air base. I can understand one or at most two squadrons located here for training, testing/refinement of the aircraft, and to cover SL; but the aircraft as currently configured doesn't have t...
by nachiket
02 Jul 2018 09:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3468
Views: 111571

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

jaysimha, this is a very old version of the thread. Please post in this one: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6809&start=3400

I'm locking this one.

P.S.: I've moved your posts to the right thread.
by nachiket
02 Jul 2018 08:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1831
Views: 355413

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

One thing to note is that if CAATSA sanctions kill the Tejas program (till we can get the Kaveri ready) it will also kill any chances of both its erstwhile foreign competitors (MII SEF program or whatever that boondoggle is called now) F-16 and Gripen getting into the IAF as well. And there is no ot...
by nachiket
29 Jun 2018 22:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 305683

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

India's Jet Airways says to buy additional 75 Boeing 737 Max jets

This is the third agreement Jet Airways has entered into for Boeing’s 737 MAX narrowbody jets over the last one year, taking the total to 225 aircraft. The Indian airline signed firm orders for 75 planes each in October and April.
by nachiket
22 Jun 2018 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518457

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Mod Note: Please take the military tactics discussion to the Tactics and Military Craft thread. No more here.
Here is the link: Tactics and Military Craft
by nachiket
20 Jun 2018 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3439
Views: 371947

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

X-posted from J&K thread. What with this usual rona-dhona.. Something to cheer you up, apologies for the haram twitter link. Tral encounter scene, final moments: https://twitter.com/SuddhanSadaf30/status/1009112893881765889 You will never guess what happens after the soldiers say, 3 seconds! 3 s...
by nachiket
19 Jun 2018 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701515

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Bart S wrote:I believe he is talking about a flying testbed.

Yes, sorry. A flying testbed is what I meant. The only option they have now is to take the engine to Russia to test on their IL-76 testbed after waiting for and buying flight time on it.
by nachiket
19 Jun 2018 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518457

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

IA is facing a huge shortfall of modern artillery. Whatever they are inducting now should be cheered, doubly so if it is indigenous. There is no reason to have a "Why Dhanush when ATAGS is round the corner?" debate. Secondly, ATAGS is still in trials and its induction may be delayed if IA ...
by nachiket
19 Jun 2018 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701515

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

We will never be able to build a world class jet engine without a dedicated engine testbed for GTRE. If we had been even mildly serious about the need for an indigenous engine such glaring shortcomings would have been fixed a long time ago.
by nachiket
18 Jun 2018 23:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2879
Views: 228869

Re: Indian Roads Thread

They should go for a high speed train not Metro for this corridor in Mumbai. https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/virar-alibaug-corridor-in-fast-lane-maharashtra-govt-seeks-14-000-cr-loan-from-world-bank/story-EcYUuVdMKR4Kl9R8Ok9ZoM.html Disagree. The entire length of the proposed corridor is...
by nachiket
18 Jun 2018 22:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2879
Views: 228869

Re: Indian Roads Thread

This is the "Roads" thread. No more posts about anything else.
by nachiket
18 Jun 2018 22:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1754
Views: 255364

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Much of the attention of the commentators, on this forum and outside, is focused on economic statistics like GDP, inflation and PMIs, but IMO what truly matters is whether industrial competitiveness is improving or degrading, across a range of industries. In this sense, the picture is mixed: some i...
by nachiket
18 Jun 2018 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 341469

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Whatever. we lose a few guys here and there oh well. it doesn't really make a difference to anything. 1) This kind of offensive language against Indian martyrs and veterans is not tolerable. We respect our soldiers (at least here on BRF) in highest regards as it would have been done in any other co...
by nachiket
15 Jun 2018 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3986
Views: 609318

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^This must be during the Blue Flag exercise in Israel. Interestingly, the IAF sent the Garuds in a C-130J for the exercise, but no fighter jets.
by nachiket
15 Jun 2018 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518457

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I gave the Amritsar-Lahore example to give an idea of the ranges we are dealing with on the Pak border and what is achievable with current guns and shells. I wasn't suggesting that the IA actually site an artillery battery in Amritsar city. That would be quite stupid.
by nachiket
15 Jun 2018 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 157993

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

St. Kitts does not have an extradition treaty with India. I don't know if they have one with the UK. Even if they do, the Brits will not ask for extradition since Nirav Modi hasn't broken the law in Britain that we are aware of. In any event, the Brits have one Indian fugitive already living there t...
by nachiket
15 Jun 2018 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272348

Re: Internal Security Watch

Assassins would have to penetrate multiple security rings and then survive long enough when challenged by Modi's spg detail. The ideal place would be a street while Modi is on foot or sticking himself out of car. I've seen footage of Modi walking through narrow streets in small township w/ people o...

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