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by Shameek
05 Dec 2018 19:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2923
Views: 357988

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The Japanese use a 'point and call' system on the Shinkansen as another layer for safety. This could be evaluated to keep our train pilots/drivers alert and reduce chances of errors.

Link
by Shameek
30 Nov 2018 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 577
Views: 49585

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

Problems exist not just in equipment, but on training, practice, operational readiness and protocols. The railway station had plenty of cops with rifles. None of them opened fire even when the terrorists were in plain sight. Why was the zeal to fight back missing? Goes beyond material measures and ...
by Shameek
29 Nov 2018 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 577
Views: 49585

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

I will try to find open source information on current Mumbai Police arms and training if available. Hopefully things have improved in a decade. It is not just having weapons and the initial training that matters but also practice, re-training or re-certification to keep their skills and confidence h...
by Shameek
26 Nov 2018 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 577
Views: 49585

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

Article on Mr. Arun Jadhav, the head Constable who survived the Qualis attack.

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by Shameek
08 Nov 2018 09:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2923
Views: 357988

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^ Have to admit the interior is not anything to write home about either. :( Especially if this is a new locomotive. One of the comments asked why there isn't a toilet in the locomotive. Anyone have ideas?
by Shameek
08 Nov 2018 02:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180688

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Jeff Sessions has turned in his resignation on 'request' from DT.
by Shameek
07 Nov 2018 20:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2923
Views: 357988

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Inside view of India's fastest Locomotive manufactured by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works.

by Shameek
26 Sep 2018 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4022
Views: 634191

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

The Pathankot response video is available on youtube.

by Shameek
11 Aug 2018 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1042
Views: 100626

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Airline employee stole a plane from Seattle airport. F-15s were scrambled to intercept. Unfortunately the plane crashed and he was killed.

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by Shameek
09 Aug 2018 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1042
Views: 100626

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

War Without End

An article on the Afghanistan campaign and challenges faced by them.
by Shameek
11 May 2018 02:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3022
Views: 207804

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Israel launches massive military strike against Iranian targets in Syria The Israeli military said it had struck dozens of Iran-linked military targets in Syria on Thursday in response to rocket fire, marking a significant escalation in regional hostilities a little more than a day after the U.S. wi...
by Shameek
09 May 2018 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1042
Views: 100626

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Amid Mishap Spike, Air Force Orders One-Day Pause for Safety Review The U.S. Air Force on Monday directed its active-duty wing commanders to hold a one-day pause to conduct a safety review with airmen, assessing trends and criteria that may have led to a recent bout of crashes. At the direction of A...
by Shameek
17 Apr 2018 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3033
Views: 632450

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

Wonderful to see Tejas being put through its paces. I just wish the headline about the 'snags' also said that they were fixed within 12 hours. The manner of reporting makes all the difference in the final perception.
by Shameek
09 Mar 2018 05:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180688

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Tariffs raised on Steel and Aluminium. WASHINGTON — President Trump defied opposition from his own party and protests from overseas on Thursday as he signed orders imposing stiff and sweeping new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. But he sought to soften the impact on America’s closest allies w...
by Shameek
06 Mar 2018 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3504
Views: 245194

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

14 Suspected Members of Islamist Cyber Network Detained by Indonesian Police 14 members of a network called the Muslim Cyber Army were arrested. The Indonesian Police say they have been using hacking, online misinformation campaigns and hate speech to push Indonesia into a more conservative directio...
by Shameek
03 Mar 2018 02:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 96
Views: 15943

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

Thermocol coated toilets for rural areas as a part of Swachh Bharat.

Link to video
by Shameek
03 Mar 2018 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 609000

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The BB round from Pokhran looks like a rocket launch! The Sikkim round seems to have very little recoil. Looks promising!
by Shameek
28 Feb 2018 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3033
Views: 632450

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

To quantify my earlier post, the Boeing 737 entered service in 1968. The first year order was 105 units and the second year 114 units. They have delivered more than 9800 units since then and have another 4500+ on order. Hopefully this rests any comparisons between that and Tejas production. No more ...
by Shameek
28 Feb 2018 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3033
Views: 632450

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

Good omen will be HAL announcing the third production line for 3jas. No, the line needs to move faster. https://www.wired.com/2016/09/boeing-builds-737-just-nine-days/ While it is amazing to see one 737 built every 9 days, remember how long the line has been open and the order quantities. It can be...
by Shameek
28 Feb 2018 04:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 96
Views: 15943

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

Wastewater reuse like the example below can help with growing grass/vegetation on roadsides and communities. This one is targeted for golf courses but could be re-purposed for other uses including playgrounds and gardens.

Golf Course Irrigation
by Shameek
26 Feb 2018 21:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 96
Views: 15943

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

The challenge with grass is it needs to be maintained and requires water. In a climate like Delhi that can be challenging. If they can select certain areas to focus on and then re-purpose waste water to irrigate the area then it may work. A lot of discipline is required by the authorities and the ci...
by Shameek
26 Feb 2018 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1042
Views: 100626

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Differences between Delta Force and Seal Team 6(DevGru). Some pictures and videos as well.

Link to Article
by Shameek
23 Feb 2018 02:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2340
Views: 384450

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

CBI likely to crack down on arms racket in Jammu and Kashmir soon The CBI is likely to soon crack down on one of the biggest gunrunning rackets aided by some Jammu and Kashmir officials, with the Rajasthan Police seeking a central agency probe into over 5,000 fake arms licences issued in the last 1...
by Shameek
23 Feb 2018 02:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 224827

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

NDTV Link Jammu: The Indian Army today destroyed a Pakistani post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, sources said. The troops targeted the Pakistani post which was involved in a ceasefire violation in Mendhar sector of Poonch district, they said. No casualties h...
by Shameek
23 Feb 2018 01:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 96
Views: 15943

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

The other contributing factor is the constant 'digging up' of roads on some pretext or the other. (phone, internet, pipes etc.) The road and sidewalk in front of my house was made very well with 3 lanes per side and special footpath tiles to allow rainwater to percolate into the soil below. Within 2...
by Shameek
22 Feb 2018 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5105
Views: 973862

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Akash Missile
Why India needs the Akash missile

This is the first time an entirely Indian designed, developed, and manufactured product is being deployed in numbers, says Ajai Shukla.
by Shameek
16 Feb 2018 02:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2340
Views: 384450

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Terrorist Attack at CRPF Camp, Pulwama Days after a gruesome terror attack on Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed lives of six Army personnel, militants today targeted the CRPF camp in Panzgam Awantipora near Pulwama railway station. After militants opened fire at the camp, security...
by Shameek
15 Feb 2018 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2060
Views: 236289

Re: Military Flight Safety

:cry:
It was a Virus SW80 aircraft. As per HT the deceased were identified as Wing Commanders Jai Paul James and T Vats.
by Shameek
13 Feb 2018 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 709232

Re: Small Arms Thread

From what I remember reading, it is 1:7.8. Will try to find the source. The barrel was ~18 inches long.
by Shameek
13 Feb 2018 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 224827

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Similar looking guns have been used before as well in exercises with the IN. I remember red guns as well as black with a red barrel tip.
by Shameek
12 Feb 2018 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2340
Views: 384450

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Pigs should be burned instead of bury to ensure that they get the message, we will not allow them to get their 72 before or after life. Hit where it hurt the most. This is easy to say but not to implement. There are multiple parties waiting for exactly something like this to make it a communal issu...
by Shameek
12 Feb 2018 01:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2340
Views: 384450

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Subedar Madan Lal Bakrah (Kathua): He faced a group of heavily armed desperate terrorists with bare hands, took scores of bullets on his chest and arms, yet ensured that the assailants could not inflict much harm on his family. Subedar Madal Lal Choudhary, 50, eventually fell to the AK 47 bullets f...
by Shameek
11 Feb 2018 23:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2340
Views: 384450

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

INJURED (From Hindustan Times) 1. Lt. Col. Rohit Solanki - 6 Mahar (Minor injuries) 2. Maj Avijit Singh - 6 Mahar (Head injury) 3. L/Nk Bahadur Singh - 1 JAK LI (Multiple injuries) 4. Havildar Abdul Hamid Rashid - 1 JAK LI (Head injuries) 5. Paramjeet Kaur, age 40, relative of Hony Lt Madan Lal Chou...
by Shameek
11 Feb 2018 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2340
Views: 384450

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

From Shiv Aroor Twitter Death toll in #SunjwanAttack now stands at 6, with 11 persons injured. The 6 dead are: 1. Sub. Madan Lal Choudhary 2. Sub. Mohd. Ashraf Mir 3. Hav. Habibullah Quraishi 4. Naik Manzoor Ahmed 5. Lance Naik Mohd. Iqbal 6. Father of Lance Naik Mohd Iqbal (4 terrorists killed) :cr...
by Shameek
11 Feb 2018 08:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2340
Views: 384450

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^ The J&K Legislative Assembly speaker had claimed that the attacks were due to the Rohingya presence. He had to retract the statement after protests.
by Shameek
11 Feb 2018 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3553
Views: 423452

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^ There is an article linked in the J&K thread reporting of funds allocated for better defenses. Hopefully its not just empty words.

EDIT: Article after the Uri attacks
by Shameek
10 Feb 2018 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2340
Views: 384450

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^^ Apparently money has been sanctioned to improve perimeter security. There is an article linked above. I sincerely hope this is fast tracked and does not get stuck in any red tape.

EDIT: Some pictures from the operation. (Link)
by Shameek
01 Feb 2018 04:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2047
Views: 224961

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

^ We also don't know the identities of the 4 others that were KIA. Is it possible some of them were PA?
by Shameek
31 Jan 2018 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2047
Views: 224961

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Great read about the revenge raid. Interesting to note that the assault was silent and suppressed till they entered the house and then they went loud. Of course if they were detected then it would have been a 'loud' mission from that point on. But it would be interesting to know why they did not kee...

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