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by sourab_c
18 Nov 2013 06:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1523
Views: 122602

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

^ Let's not forget that our purchases are based on our naval war doctrines which are quite different from that of the United States. We have a floating airstrip that is able to launch 20 Mig29ks in the middle of the ocean, that means something! Also, it is easy to build $15 billion aircraft carriers...
by sourab_c
05 Nov 2013 05:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 155232

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

And here we go folks, the poison from the British media has started flowing........... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2487176/India-plans-trip-Mars-1bn-year-space-programme.html Reading some of the comments, it is a clear case of khujli and a desperate attempt to preserve their pride in th...
by sourab_c
26 Oct 2013 09:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 527110

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Hi,

Can someone please explain the purpose of having SR-SAM, MR-SAM and LR-SAM instead of just a generic long range surface to air missile?

Thank You
by sourab_c
26 Sep 2013 01:30
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1506731

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

I am very intrigued by the timing of MMS visit to the US close to the elections. Hopefully he is not trying to buy US's support in the upcoming elections by the big shopping list. Just wanted to put it out there for you guys to ponder over!
by sourab_c
15 Jun 2013 02:26
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1506731

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Sushma Swaraj is correct in saying that a strong opposition is required to defeat Congress. She has been in the game long enough to make such a statement. The reason Congress has been able to prevail in this country despite poor governance is due to the lack of a good alternative since independence ...
by sourab_c
17 May 2013 16:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 255039

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Nick_S wrote:
Is it written somewhere that P-8Is do not have the new hydrocarbon sensor in addition to MAD ?



Possible, let us know if you find anything regarding that.
by sourab_c
17 May 2013 06:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 255039

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Hey fellas, I was looking into some of the systems on the P-8s and came across this from Wikipedia : In mid-2008, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) deleted the requirement for the P-8A to be equipped with magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) equipment. This was part of a NAVAIR-directed effort to r...
by sourab_c
11 May 2013 20:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 732038

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

^ Not to mention the jawans at the front are feeling helpless and frustrated; judging by the govt-army differences, it is clear that they have now decided to take matters in their own hands. If the Chinese can manage to make our blood boil, imagine how the guys at the front feel. The PLA will have t...
by sourab_c
05 May 2013 08:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 732038

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Was this posted? from NYtimes In China-India Border Battle, Some Echoes of Run-Up to 1962 War So everyone thinks that Congress has its head under the sand except the Congress. Notice how Nehru tried to defend his strategy in 1962 by making false bold statements while doing nothing on the ground, as ...
by sourab_c
30 Apr 2013 19:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 732038

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

^ True. It is time to call their bluff.

I think China is overestimating its capabilities. Part of the reason why China is acting this way is the centuries of repression that the Chinese people have endured. 30 years of growth and prosperity is now causing them to overcompensate which is foolish IMO.
by sourab_c
30 Apr 2013 19:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 732038

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

For what its worth: Chinese cruise ship in disputed islands angers Vietnam To many Vietnamese the cruise isn’t about tourism but something more like imperialism: “China’s sending the cruise ship to the Paracels was the latest in a series of unilaterally provocative actions in the area,” Thanh Nien N...
by sourab_c
25 Apr 2013 20:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 732038

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

^ None of that is going to happen. Our politicians take our their biting teeth only for their fellow politicians. The way this scenario is going to play out is that Mr. Khurshid is going to go to China and "personally" beg the Chinese to withdraw in exchange of some concession by us. While...
by sourab_c
11 Apr 2013 04:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 271332

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

^ Nobody is saying HAL is bad, but it could be better (like any other PSU) and maybe Dassault didn't do its homework and got to know HAL only after they were selected and had to do feasibility studies. Or maybe it was MOD's fault for projecting HAL for such a task when really it can not be done with...
by sourab_c
11 Apr 2013 03:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 271332

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Not sure how feasible this is but I would love to see the MOD split the deal between TATA/Reliance and HAL. It would send a strong signal to HAL to get their act together when a private company is in competition and it may be the spark that the private industry needs to foray into developing such co...
by sourab_c
07 Apr 2013 00:42
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1506731

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

I think that a lot of people underestimate the fact that a lot of our electorate lives in the dark and do not have access to the press, media, TV, radio etc (whether they have been left in the dark deliberately by 50 years of Congress rule is a completely different debate). They are oblivious to Mod...
by sourab_c
06 Apr 2013 01:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 271332

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

When will the new UN arms trade treaty be signed? If the MRCA is signed after the UN treaty, would it place more restrictions on the use of the jets?
by sourab_c
03 Apr 2013 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2973
Views: 415459

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

The real question is, who is going to enforce these treaties and how?
by sourab_c
22 Mar 2013 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 344470

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

This means India voted not in national interests. In the history thread it was mentioned that India was looking at short term emotive issues - Tamil diaspora at expense of Indian interests. Of course the govt at the center is thereby also looking at its survival not in national interest. Why blame ...
by sourab_c
11 Mar 2013 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis
Replies: 730
Views: 52996

Re: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis

Posting in this thread due to its relation to the chopper scam discussed a few pages back. Also worth noting is how little attention media is giving to this news. It is clearly being suppressed. Marines charged with murder won't return to India, says Italy Two Italian marines charged in India with k...
by sourab_c
19 Feb 2013 00:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 271332

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

^ Yes, the GOI has them on standby to help the negotiations with the French in case they try to suddenly revise their prices or change too many terms of the original contract.
by sourab_c
17 Feb 2013 07:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis
Replies: 730
Views: 52996

Re: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis

Here's a theory - what if Italy is trying to arm twist the UPA government to release the Italian marines by threatening to release names? Or maybe an under the table deal has already been reached to release the marines in the future (which is why Italy is now backtracking and has refused to share mo...
by sourab_c
16 Feb 2013 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 801598

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

^ it all starts at home. Start by buying Made in India goods if possible. Teach your family and relatives to buy Indian. You won't believe how many times I have snapped at my dumb, rich relatives for buying overpriced Chinese crap for their homes and then boasting about it. I have even embarrassed a...
by sourab_c
27 Jan 2013 19:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4019
Views: 255079

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Those videos and pics made my day! Damn those sneaky little Indians...
by sourab_c
01 Jan 2013 12:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 255039

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^Do not forget the money invested in R&D and years of experience when analyzing costs.
by sourab_c
10 Dec 2012 02:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4257
Views: 218337

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^ All comes down to lack of accountability. In no other country would such idiocy be tolerated by the taxpayers.
by sourab_c
09 Dec 2012 20:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 732038

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Who is paying for it? Did the Chinese provide the line of credit for the launches? Did Sri Lanka pick China OVER India or did the Chinese approach the Sri Lankans offering their services for free in the first place? If it is purely commercial, than why not extend beyond countries like Pakistan, Sri ...
by sourab_c
09 Dec 2012 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 400
Views: 257267

Re: Attn non-members/Not Received Confirmation Email

archan, how do I go about requesting a BR name change?
by sourab_c
09 Dec 2012 19:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 732038

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

I am more interested in knowing whether Sri Lanka actually approached the Chinese to launch their satellite or did China volunteer to do it for them to send a signal to India. China has definitely been proactive in providing assistance to countries around India. Nobody minds the free cash and servic...
by sourab_c
01 May 2012 06:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 732038

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

^ that or they are hinting at the fact that they can still win a conventional war against India, but I might be reading too much into it..
by sourab_c
06 Dec 2011 08:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 732038

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

^ When has India "surrendered" to Pakistan and China? If India had a trigger friendly PM, we would be falling right into China's hands. In the grand scheme of things, there is a much bigger economic war going on between India and China.Try to look at it from both economic and military pers...
by sourab_c
17 Oct 2011 02:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 646605

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Interesting piece of news: Did Canada punish Russia for 2008 Georgia invasion by moving satellite? MONTREAL - Canada attempted to sanction Russia for its 2008 invasion of Georgia by switching to India for the launch of SAPPHIRE, this country's first military satellite, a top military expert says. SA...
by sourab_c
30 Sep 2011 06:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2846
Views: 106293

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

Interesting interview by Christian White. He talks about teaching a lesson to Pakistan.

Is Pakistan too big to fail?
by sourab_c
11 Sep 2011 08:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584631

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

^ Why would any sane person want to drag their country into somebody else's war? India has gained more from the US by saying no than it could ever had by saying yes. India's lack of support made the US realize the importance of a strong partnership with India in South Asia. It was only after 9/11 th...
by sourab_c
04 Sep 2011 07:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 917763

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

We are doing it in the form of Nirbhay. As far as Brahmos is concerned, I personally believe that Brahmos as a corporation may be legally bound to include both India and Russia in any future development of newer missiles since it was established jointly by both countries, but I could be wrong in thi...
by sourab_c
04 Sep 2011 07:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 917763

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

The article didn't specify range did it? It only says magically the 300 I'm artificial limit didn't apply. Since Russia abides by MTCR as does( slavishly ) India. So how does the 300 km limit not apply for Brahmos 2 but it does for Brahmos 1? Because there is no transfer of technology involved and ...
by sourab_c
29 Aug 2011 00:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3790
Views: 288381

Re: Indian Education System

Gakakkad, You forgot to mention the extra 4 years that students in US/Canada spend in an undergraduate degree before they can even apply for an UG MD program. I believe that this extra requirement prepares students a lot better for the intense curriculum that medical education encompasses. This may ...
by sourab_c
28 Aug 2011 00:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 231184

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

How do Pakis emigrate so easily to US and Canada at will while it is virtually impossible for someone from India to do so without going through the whole employment Visa to GC process? As some Paki lurker here posted sometime ago that most of the upper class and middle class Pakis are also resident...
by sourab_c
25 Aug 2011 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 173713

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

The issue is that the IAC movement is not calling for a change in the parliamentary democracy, rather it is trying to force something through the back door. As long as the constitution exists in the current form, Parliament will be the supreme legislative body and politicians will have to support i...
by sourab_c
25 Aug 2011 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 173713

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

The lack of any political support to Anna's movement is the real concern. The newly found arrogance in the government has emerged after the consensus was drawn in the all-party meet against a strong Lokpal. The main purpose of the all-party meet was for the govt. to gauge the political mood and they...

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