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by Nihat
20 Oct 2019 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504325

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

manjgu wrote:babaji reporting big action by IA/Arty in napakistan...


Really don't think a forum like BRF should be giving any credence to news from such sources.
by Nihat
04 Oct 2019 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 820997

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

I'm not sure which is the right thread to ask but can some gyani BRFife explain to me the nuances of the court of enquiry which concluded that we shot down our own chopper which led to the deaths of seven Bravehearts. How can trained Air force personnel simply forget to turn on the IFF and what woul...
by Nihat
02 Sep 2019 12:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4263
Views: 793456

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The swarajya article made a fantastic point about the government making large scale structural reforms in a non accomodative and fiscally tight policy environment. This may well have played the role of a demand suppressant and will continue to do so for the next year or so. Immidiate relief in the f...
by Nihat
08 Aug 2019 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3460
Views: 582266

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Pakis are full of hot air per usual. Their so called belligerence is aimed at getting at least international attention.

Once they see that none of that is happening, they'll crawl back into their rat holes.
by Nihat
21 Jul 2019 11:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4263
Views: 793456

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

In which case, is the governments obsession with fiscal prudence misplaced
by Nihat
23 May 2019 08:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 127756

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Where is ndtv getting is updates. Already showing nda at 116.

Are they running their own anti jinx
by Nihat
26 Apr 2019 21:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 425888

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Given these circumstances in TSP, I really hope that the government has the chanakiyan sense to punish pakis on the border like never before. Nothing overt, but they should feel incredible heat on the border, to which they won't be able to even scream as they have to pretend to be the ultimate marti...
by Nihat
11 Apr 2019 12:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3363
Views: 534407

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

In this particular dog fight they were able to swarm a very limited geographical space with a very high density of combatants thereby achieving temperory superiority. PAF had a very limited point to prove to their awaam that they too can ingress and threaten Indian territory and they managed to achi...
by Nihat
10 Mar 2019 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2820
Views: 473885

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I'm certain that a follow on order of 36 more rafale jets will be placed once the fresh NDA Govt is in place.

Not sure the Govt has the fiscal space to place an order for 126 though
by Nihat
27 Feb 2019 18:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 161442

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

A war of steady attrition is likely to play into india hands big time. I hope the government continues treading on that path
by Nihat
21 Feb 2019 10:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 195382

Re: Pulwama Attack

To add to what Brahma is saying, What stops this govt to do tactical air strikes across lenght and breath of bakiland? Concentrating majorly in pok? At this point, such a step may be good for optics but not much else. That may have its merits from an anger management point of view but nothing tangi...
by Nihat
20 Feb 2019 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1243
Views: 182339

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

They should at least put some more marketing effort if they're trying to hoodwink the iaf and goi into buying their rusting crap
by Nihat
17 Feb 2019 14:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 195382

Re: Pulwama Attack

Let the shalwars brown for a little while more. a hot blooded reaction will accomplish very little. The napakis are a bunch of idiots who like to think they've got shit figured out but never really have (a la kargil). this time too, the inbreds must be anticipating another surgical strike or air str...
by Nihat
15 Feb 2019 16:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 195382

Re: Pulwama Attack

We need a proper objective and escalation matrix to deal with these kind of situations. The surgical strikes had a defined purpose of pushing terrorists further back, though I don't know if that had the desired impact. Clearly that has not deterred them enough and we need to go a step further. Milit...
by Nihat
17 Jan 2019 09:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3757
Views: 252599

Re: Indian Education System

Just how shameless can this government be. Things are even more disappointing when the expectation was so much more
by Nihat
17 Jan 2019 09:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3757
Views: 252599

Re: Indian Education System

Centre Plans Bill in Budget Session to Extend Reservation to Higher Education Private Institutions New Delhi: The Human Resource Development ministry is planning to introduce a Bill in the upcoming budget session for implementation of reservation for SC/ST/OBC and EWS in higher education private ins...
by Nihat
10 Dec 2018 20:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4263
Views: 793456

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Urjit patel resigns. The government really needs to take care of the optics of this situation. It's been under the scanner as it is and this is not helping at all. Also, any deviation from norms in appointing the next gov will be in very bad light. I wish they would stop shooting themselves in the ...
by Nihat
06 Nov 2018 22:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4263
Views: 793456

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This feud between government and RBI seems very bad the government from an optics perspective. They really need to play this out behind closed doors, especially at this point of time
by Nihat
29 May 2018 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5561
Views: 623329

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The United States keeps on providing timely reminders on its unreliability as a strategic partner because it keeps mistaking the word partner for poodle. Given the long memories and suspicion of our bureaucracy, I hope it puts a damper on the uncomfortably fast pace of indo us bonhomie. In the long ...
by Nihat
14 Nov 2017 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 533457

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

Could someone explain to me exactly why a top-heavy air force is a bad thing, especially for India. We have the need to conduct strikes deep into the Western frontier on the one side and a vast and mountainous terrain to defend on the eastern front. Additionally, the need to defend IOR and A&N, ...
by Nihat
02 Oct 2017 14:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 592594

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

nash wrote:what will be other "bigger economic reform" after GST?


Reforming the direct tax code perhaps. There has been chatter around this and it's impact could be even more significant than GST
by Nihat
28 Sep 2016 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3160
Views: 416814

Re: Indus Water Treaty

This is probably the first time after Kargil and Parakram (both NDA govt.) where Pakis are being made to realize the cost of terror. While the impact of the other two was short term for them and somewhat easily recoverable from. The IWT is a different kettle of fish, over the long term it has the po...
by Nihat
19 Sep 2016 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 161356

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

The biggest weapon in our hands is the Indus water treaty. With that in hand we do not need any missiles, any casualties of soldiers, nothing. At the very least, even the willingness to revoke it, will send the strongest possible to the pigs. We can cite fundamentally changed circumstances to revoke...
by Nihat
14 Oct 2014 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3460
Views: 582266

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

The simplicity of the Indian Response i.e. respond to fire with disproportionately more fire is the easiest and most objective response we could give to the pigs. Makes me wonder just how beyond stupid the policy of calibrated and proportionate response by the UPA was. The amount of News generated d...
by Nihat
18 Sep 2014 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 80867

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

Thats why I don't like this policy of letting them leave. Kill a few a and move brahmos and pinakas into the region. Let the up the ante further if they have the balls. Rest assured they will crumble under pressure Hardly the most intelligent solution to the problem, soldiers are not toys that thei...
by Nihat
04 Sep 2013 01:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 261002

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

It's a juicy target indeed , its self defence SAM's are quite limited in range and I don't see any significant Chinese upgrades on the anvil which could protect it from a Air launched Brahmos.
by Nihat
23 Aug 2013 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 376736

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Without even overtly threatning chinese mainland , the indian establishment can do a lot , even at a.diplomatic level. Bringing up tibet more often would be a solution , let it be known that we have not totally forgotten the volatile situation there. Not to mention , the sea lanes though which the c...
by Nihat
15 Aug 2013 23:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 168643

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

I guess what matters most and above all else is the nations defence preparedness, that cannot be sacrificed for the sake of indeginization . Be it trainers or combat aircraft.
by Nihat
02 Jun 2013 09:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 216671

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Which is a crying shame because a sub based brahmos would be one of our biggest assets at sea.
by Nihat
18 May 2013 12:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013
Replies: 2850
Views: 96883

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013

Pakistan: Jamaat-ud-Dawa leader found murdered PTI | May 18, 2013, 11.10AM IST LAHORE: A Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) leader has been found murdered near this eastern Pakistani city, the group said on Saturday. The body of Khalid Bashir, who was associated with JuD's information wing, was found in Sheikhu...
by Nihat
15 May 2013 19:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 216671

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Considering the size of Indian ocean, how many of these do we need to make a difference? Eight seems very low unless they are only for naval strike deployments. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force aviation has 100 P-3 Orion's, US 150 plus. Having even 30 will be another 4~5 billion expense. Plus they...
by Nihat
07 May 2013 18:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 168643

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

IAF would be best off not taking into account the presence of the rafale in its future combat scenario.for the life of me I can't understand what kind of urgent negotiations take more than one full year , especially given the situation and threats we face
by Nihat
13 Mar 2013 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: GOI Cricket Diplomacy with Pakistan pays rich dividends
Replies: 31
Views: 1180

Re: GOI Cricket Diplomacy with Pakistan pays rich dividends

Only solace to be found is the fact that for every terror attack like this in India there is much much worse happening across the border to the instigators of these attacks , but at the very least we should be looking to facilitate and encourage the mayhem in TSP in every way possible. History tells...
by Nihat
10 Jan 2013 16:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Dec 25, 2012
Replies: 2857
Views: 91245

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Dec 25, 2012

The planned escalation that this hideous act was , I really really struggle to understand tte pakistani endgame here or even their long term planning. Assuming that the american withdrawal goes as planned by 2014 and PA and their afghan talibunny counterparts start singing romantic duets again toget...
by Nihat
10 Jan 2013 13:20
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 623881

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

It would be extremly surprising if the chinese negotiated an end to the war without utilizing their major advantage in ballistic missiles. Even from a face saving pov it would make sense that they would want to do as much damage as possible using BM on conventional warhead , especially so on our mil...
by Nihat
30 Nov 2012 15:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 467939

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

And we unnecessarily blast our poor Chinese neighbours for copying, : Pah What is unnecessary about blasting the Chinese? When did they morph into our "poor Chinese neigbours that others should feel pity for them as you do? Don't mock them. Don't needle them Live and let live etc. They ain't g...
by Nihat
30 Nov 2012 14:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2587
Views: 334801

Re: Military Flight Safety

Unfotunatly the news is true , the jaguar aircraft crashed in sikkim near the border area with china , no news of any casualty and praying to god tht there is none .




http://m.ibnlive.com/news/sikkim-air-fo ... 201-3.html
by Nihat
28 Nov 2012 15:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 293485

Re: The Red Menace

Top ten perpetrators of terrorist attacks world wide in 2011 1.Communist Party of India-Maoists (CPI-M): 371 2.Taliban: 254 3.Al Shabaab: 163 4.Boko Haram: 124 5.Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC): 83 6.Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP): 80 7.Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP): ...
by Nihat
28 Nov 2012 15:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 261002

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

The premise was that pakis will use nukes first in the event of an IN blockade. Indian nukes will only be used in retaliation because of NFU. However a paki nuke is simply a Chinese nuke in green paint so in the event of a paki nuke being used against India, all three countries will be nuked. The C...
by Nihat
29 Oct 2012 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 293485

Re: The Red Menace

Maoists script new plan for Chhattisgarh-Odisha border Police officers, particularly those heading anti-Naxal operations, aren’t known to speak of the ‘enemy’ with admiration. So it is with raised eyebrows that you react when you hear senior cops talk of Maoist leader Malla Raja Reddy in glowing te...

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