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by darshhan
09 Nov 2019 15:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3487
Views: 357299

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Basically as I said earlier SS aspirations and thought process simply do not align with BJP Vision. It is now a mismatched alliance. Even Hindutva has become a burden in eyes of shiv sena leaders(not workers) which is preventing them from occupying power. As of now they are better suited in the comp...
by darshhan
09 Nov 2019 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3487
Views: 357299

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 darshhan
08 Nov 2019 23:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3487
Views: 357299

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

No Party would let go of power so easily, be it BJP or SS. Congress is a living proof of the same. After all they are in this game of politics to capture power. Test of true leadership is only during such testing times, be it AS or DF or heck even UT. I still respect SS for they have been in the fo...
by darshhan
08 Nov 2019 16:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3487
Views: 357299

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/sr-bjp-min-options-open-may-even-approach-ncp/articleshow/71963160.cms Can this really happen I mean will Wily old 'Maratha' support BJP!! Can BJP not openly say to the Governor that as we don't have the numbers given that SS are playing truant we wou...
by darshhan
08 Nov 2019 12:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3487
Views: 357299

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In my opinion now President's rule should be imposed in Maharashtra. SS cannot be trusted any longer and neither their ambition(power and money making) is aligned to BJP's proclaimed mission of development. Going along with NCP will damage BJP's reputation in whole India. This is even if NCP support...
by darshhan
06 Nov 2019 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3487
Views: 357299

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. 'Cau...
by darshhan
04 Nov 2019 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496676

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Looking forward to it! That being said, the article is so shoddy. In addition to the Brahmos eff-up, check out the following language Though four nuclear-capable missiles being lined up for tests in one month amidst heightened tension along border sends a clear signal of the country’s strategic pre...
by darshhan
31 Oct 2019 12:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3487
Views: 357299

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Vikas wrote:How does one survive in todays Bharat without a mobile phone ?


By becoming a Naga sadhu.
by darshhan
30 Oct 2019 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3487
Views: 357299

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This is a classic negotiating tactic used by Shiv Sena. CM post will never be given to them. However using CMship as pretext they want heavy ministries. Now BJP should never give them ministries such as Water resources and Irrigation, PWD etc. These are the ministries that create a direct impact on ...
by darshhan
30 Oct 2019 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 18691

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Sig 7.62x51 is a very accurate rifle. I wonder if Army will use it as DMR also? By equipping it with a scope. Sig & HK have improved metallurgy of rifles to the extent that standard rifle can be used as LMG & DMR also. It would be interesting to see if Army equips these rifles with bipods, ...
by darshhan
30 Oct 2019 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50037

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

Additionally, I dont think AMCA needs to Super cruise with all its external weapons and full payload, it needs to supercruise with max internal fuel, 4 AAMs and 2 strike weapons, say 2.5 tonne payload, if anyone thinks AMCA is going to supercruise carrying external CM's or in MAX strike package rol...
by darshhan
28 Oct 2019 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4998
Views: 961717

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

at this time it may be more viable to import stuff like LDS or PZTs than manufacturing here. just saying onlee. Forget about those, we don't even have good quality soldering iron in India, a technology over 100 yrs old. We import them from Weller's at 16000-25000 Rs. each. Even something as basic a...
by darshhan
25 Oct 2019 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3487
Views: 357299

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

They key take away seems to be that for BJP it is really required to have mini-Modis at all levels. Every state, and perhaps at every municipality level. The grooming of the right people should have started like yesterday. Mini Modis are there in BJP. The problem now is that there is too much rush ...
by darshhan
22 Oct 2019 17:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3487
Views: 357299

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I see this election as the end of Pawar empire and a chance for new plants to take root in Maha politics. NCP will disintegrate without any hope of power in near future. Congress anyways is dead and buried in Maha. Pawar never had complete control of Maha at any point in time. Why was/is Pawar Kaka...
by darshhan
22 Oct 2019 17:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4489
Views: 506363

Re: Internal Security Watch

Too much seekoolarism being taught right from school level right up to the IAS/IPS/IFS training academies. Will take far too long to remedy that. However, A senior police official needs to make a statement putting the murder in proper context. Police force in India(most of the states anyway) has be...
by darshhan
22 Oct 2019 17:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4489
Views: 506363

Re: Internal Security Watch

They are blaming the victim. Yogi really needs to crack down on the UP police. Do you really think crackdown will work. The average age of UP policemen would be in 30's. At this age the mindset doesn't change. The institution of Police in India was created by British to surveil and suppress the Hin...
by darshhan
21 Oct 2019 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3487
Views: 357299

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Aww hell no. We should only sell the government stake to Indian companies. We lost local control of the aviation market. We cannot afford to lose local control of such a strategic & national asset. Which Indian company has the amount of money required for buying out govt stake in BPCL except ma...
by darshhan
20 Oct 2019 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50037

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

Philip, Beg your pardon, but that is so much BS. LO warplanes are made to fight offensive war. Their effectiveness attacking ground targets is proven. In an air battle with BVR missiles being as bad as they are at long ranges, LO warplanes armed with AAMs in bays to preserve stealth... all bets are...
by darshhan
13 Oct 2019 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454686

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

But then the French claim that Spectra will give rafale capabilities of a stealth aircraft. Wonder if it is truly that effective or just another french marketing gimmick. If so, why are they bothering with the nEUron? Why not just stick Spectra on a MALE UAV they are developing? Same with FCAS wher...
by darshhan
13 Oct 2019 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454686

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

Exposed compressor face contributes to frontal RCS. Is an Su30s compressor exposed to ground based radar? From the bottom if you carry external ordinances you create many corner reflectors whose RCS is significantly high, often much higher than the aircraft itself. If you have to carry multiple ord...
by darshhan
12 Oct 2019 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454686

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

'cause this is what intelligence agencies do. Atleast the capable ones. Whites especially west european variety have one glaring weakness which is money. For the right price they will sell you anything. Hell they have even sold their countries to islamics. Now the saving grace for us is that Rafale...
by darshhan
12 Oct 2019 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454686

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

I can assure you within 18-24 months the PAF will have a complete Rafale radar signature profile from an anechoic chamber that will be very precise. On top of that, they’ll have the Raafale’s radar emission spectrum and will get countermeasure data too. The Chinese will assist them on it. The only ...
by darshhan
10 Oct 2019 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416626

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I think people misunderstood what I meant. When I said I hate to hear the number 114 that is because since we cannot afford 114 Rafales unless we start printing Euros it increases the chances of a seemingly cheaper type like the F-16 or Gripen being acquired which would be disastrous for the Tejas ...
by darshhan
10 Oct 2019 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454686

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

Mirage had indeed influenced a lot of design for Tejas (LCA), and its variants. I am seeing a similar influence of inlet design for Indian MWF-4 (Mirage 4000ish) from Rafale. Something unique about Rafale, and it is near stealth with frontal RCS. AMCA designs will look at it with deep respect. Good...
by darshhan
06 Oct 2019 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416626

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^^^In which case the right tool would be the Tejas Mk. II. The Rafale won’t be in any significant numbers until 2022, but the same amount of money or less on the Tejas development would not only bring numbers, but the production capacity up to make at least 25-30 Tejas Mk. II per year. No disagreem...
by darshhan
06 Oct 2019 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416626

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

...... But that is not the point I started out with - you are parrying because you don't want to answer -what additional capabilities does the Rafale offer over the MKI. Going by the report of the exchange with PAF, 2 MKIs handled a large number of F-16s. What if there had been 6-10 MKIs, locgicall...
by darshhan
06 Oct 2019 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 174521

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

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/opinion-india-wants-another-200-fighter-planes-but-do-they-really-win-wars-these-days/340067 What is this Patel guy smoking??? :eek: Is he a commie or Libtard!!! :?: According to his logic having a 'standing army' is useless. :(( Islamic actually. He is a ...
by darshhan
03 Oct 2019 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416626

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

..... And the Tejas Mk1/Mk1A does not have the endurance that the Rafale has. She was designed to be a MiG-21 replacement and she does that job with elan. She was not designed to complement the Rafale. ...... Rakesh, While capabilities of Rafale are definitely much more than Tejas including range, ...
by darshhan
02 Oct 2019 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496676

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Such MBA style thinking almost never works in actual warfare. Such MBA type thinking was actually used by the allies to win WW II. It spawned a whole new subject of engineering, called 'operations research'. It failed in the Vietnam war, because it failed to account for other things that won wars -...
by darshhan
01 Oct 2019 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496676

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Brahmos costs bit too much to be produced in large nos, Brahmos-m which Is cheaper could be different story but there has been very little news about it. When you have one AAM costing about a million dollars, a three million dollar missile that with a 600km range may actually be cost effective for ...
by darshhan
30 Sep 2019 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496676

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

IIRC, we had already indigenized the seeker, guidance and booster. It was mainly the ramjet engine that was imported & probably the highest cost component. If we have indigenized that too, we can not only bring down the cost, but have also demonstrated mastery of the technology. Simply brillian...
by darshhan
30 Sep 2019 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496676

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

You guys read Rajat Pandit's articles? A development time of 15 years for a modern BVRAAM is very respectable to any decent observer of weapon systems. What is torturous is the last fifteen years of Rajat Pandit's writings. I challenge you to bring out a good article from him in the last 15 years! ...
by darshhan
23 Sep 2019 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3419
Views: 477472

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I'm surprised at the ignorance of some of the forum members on how this US admin is treating immigrants including Indians in general. Life has become really hard after DT came to power and will get worse if he gets re-elected. I provide some data points below and let you decide if DT is really a fr...
by darshhan
23 Sep 2019 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3419
Views: 477472

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Cain Marko wrote:Any deals announced? Gas, oil, nuclear? Weapons?


Potus did mention Petronet LNG deal .
by darshhan
23 Sep 2019 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3419
Views: 477472

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

anishns wrote:Whats up with the big announcement? Has that happened


The whole event was big. Political correctness is being buried.
by darshhan
23 Sep 2019 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108368

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

Must watch. Shiv's video on why LCA MK2 should not be shelved. Explains in very simple and lucid manner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVF81ms1-bM
by darshhan
23 Sep 2019 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3419
Views: 477472

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Both Sonia congress and American deep state will become extremely disturbed and depressed after this joint event by NAMO and potus
by darshhan
23 Sep 2019 00:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3419
Views: 477472

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Lagta hai Pakistan ki setting ho chuki hai.
by darshhan
23 Sep 2019 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3419
Views: 477472

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

political correctness being given a fitting funeral by Namo and earlier by POTUS
by darshhan
22 Sep 2019 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108368

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

Darshanji did you miss the criticism of DRDO when Agni missile failed in 2006.. Along with Arjun tank DRDO ko itni gaali padi hain. Kitna yaad rakhoon bhai. Arjun tank was villified even more than LCA. Handiwork of Roosi dalals. Arjun development team should have been given gallantry awards. No oth...

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