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by Prem Kumar
19 Nov 2019 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 518
Views: 118067

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Isn't the navalizing an air-force fighter is difficult mantra known for quite some time, especially with the NLCA experience? If so, why would the IN & IAF not gotten together with ADA to design an AMCA, which would be carrier capable from day 1? I.e. design the NAMCA first, and create an Air Fo...
by Prem Kumar
19 Nov 2019 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4033
Views: 859768

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Even with 2 more launches that are scheduled we will just have 6 total for the year against the 12 that were projected at the start of the year. Over promise and under deliver is a value/philosophy that is inculcated very thoroughly in the training of our babudom when they start their careers. I th...
by Prem Kumar
19 Nov 2019 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 425
Views: 47685

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

Great to see the Coast Guard capabilities grow steadily to a point that its become formidable! One of the area where Modi sarkar doesn't get enough credit. Hope that, when our MANPATGM and SANT roll off assembly lines, we create Coast Guard versions of it that these FACs can carry. I remember a Brim...
by Prem Kumar
18 Nov 2019 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371329

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

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Slightly different take. NDTV must be given the Neutron Bomb treatment. Eliminate the staff. Keep the infra.
by Prem Kumar
17 Nov 2019 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371329

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The correct way for India to respond to U.S Congressional hearings on Cashmere is to demand why they are aiding & abetting Islamic terror in India. Publicly name & shame U.S Congressmen for providing ideological support for jihad. Btw, hope you guys watched the razor-sharp words of Sunanda V...
by Prem Kumar
15 Nov 2019 19:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371329

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There is a possibility of Maharashtra going the way of Tamilnadu. The BreakingIndia gameplan might be to play up regionalism & linguistic-chauvinism, while sacrificing Hinduism.

Shiv Sena might become the Dravidian party of Maharashtra
by Prem Kumar
09 Nov 2019 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83812

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

Owaisi will try to use the verdict to consolidate Muslim vote behind AIMIM. He will tell Muslims that they can't trust even the secular parties any more. This, if it succeeds, will directly lead to "Muslims cannot live under a Hindu majority India". Pakistan 2.0, which will however be a Ba...
by Prem Kumar
06 Nov 2019 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83812

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

I am not content with anything less than all the 40K Temples being reclaimed from Muslims. So, I have an issue with people like SuSwamy who want to stop at 3. And how do you plan to achieve this goal? Firstly, by raising awareness of its reality. There are already #ReclaimTemples Twitter handles an...
by Prem Kumar
05 Nov 2019 09:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83812

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

I am not content to stop with RJB, but would like all such places to be returned, including the Sidhpur temple * that lies buried under the mosque on top of the hill. Very few people know about it as it was only discovered in 1981 or so, but it is one of the many such magnificent temples that have ...
by Prem Kumar
05 Nov 2019 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1906
Views: 504559

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Guys: I think its a typo in Rout's article. In fact, there are 2 typos. The article says there will be 2 tests of Brahmos: a surface-to-air & an air-to-air!!

I think what he meant was surface-to-surface and air-to-surface. Lets not read too much into it.
by Prem Kumar
05 Nov 2019 09:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5238
Views: 447444

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Yes, it does. The Sanauli chariot has solid wheels. There are a few Harappan seals that depict spoked wheels too. I think its only a matter of time before we excavate a spoked wheel chariot too.
by Prem Kumar
04 Nov 2019 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1906
Views: 504559

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 prep...
by Prem Kumar
04 Nov 2019 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5238
Views: 447444

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Here's a pretty interesting terracotta tablet, quite likely a Harappan one. Bioluminescence dates it to 300 BCE - 1600 BCE. This looks like the earliest depiction of the Krishna-Arjuna-Chariot scene. Needless to say, this pushes the age of Mahabharatha back in time. The PGW culture is definitely pos...
by Prem Kumar
25 Oct 2019 23:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371329

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

pappu is somebody who is good at heart but listens to the wrong people - maa, pitroda, and MSA. Not true. He is an entitled, arrogant brat. He's too dumb to be devious - that's all. Calling him "pappu" is a mistake. It conveys the impression of a somewhat dull, but lovable character. He i...
by Prem Kumar
25 Oct 2019 12:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5006
Views: 964896

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

What is the real issue with Kaveri. Is it a lack of money, or poor material science, or poor application of available material sciences, or lack of trained human resources, that can do the design and construction of the engine it self The real issue is that there is no silver bullet. What's needed ...
by Prem Kumar
25 Oct 2019 12:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371329

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Looks like aimim has won couple in MH and one in BH. Guys, keep an eye on it, this party comes from razakars. Anyone from Hyd would know their mentality. in 10 years time, when the now 8 9 years old will be eligible to vote, we can see many MPs and MLAs from that party in parliament and assemblies....
by Prem Kumar
25 Oct 2019 09:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371329

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Frankly, the average Indian, at least for State elections, gives more weightage to caste, freebies, reservations etc. Not governance. Haryana: it was about Jats, their agitation, Khattar not being "one of them" Fadnavis: stellar governance. No comparison with the NCP/Congress looters &...
by Prem Kumar
24 Oct 2019 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371329

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

To woo the Hindu vote, you have to: 1) Give 5 years of excellent governance 2) Appease all castes & not piss off any major ones 3) Show job growth 4) Control inflation 5) Give welfare 6) Get everyone to vote To get the Abrahamic vote: 1) You need to give a sermon from the pulpit (or) issue fatwa...
by Prem Kumar
24 Oct 2019 09:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371329

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Did Hindus just eff-themselves over in Haryana? I was deeply worried when I saw the significant dip in turnout in both states. Typical Hindu complacency, aided by media predicting a BJP landslide.

Only India Today exit poll seems to have gotten Haryana right.

We will lose onlee :((
by Prem Kumar
23 Oct 2019 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571812

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Ladakh bridge opened in record time. Can handle the weight of MBTs https://sputniknews.com/military/201910211077108868-india-opens-bridge-capable-of-handling-fighter-jet-over-river-of-death-near-china-border/?utm_source=https://t.co/AfefwlrMc4&utm_medium=short_url&utm_content=AfC3&utm_ca...
by Prem Kumar
20 Oct 2019 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83812

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

Putting my CT hat on, I suspect that the timing of Kamalesh Tiwari's murder was setup to coincide with Ram Janmabhoomi verdict. A message has been sent to the judges.
by Prem Kumar
20 Oct 2019 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571812

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I don't think Excalibur rounds were used. They can be used only with M777 & K9 - those regiments haven't been raised yet. SS 3.0 is clearly the newfound confidence of the IA, given that they have MAD's full backing to hit the enemy hard. What a sea-change from mouse-mohan days when they had to g...
by Prem Kumar
20 Oct 2019 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571812

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

This is brilliant! SS 1.0: Special Forces SS 2.0: Airstrikes SS 3.0: Artillery Keeps the pig guessing. The latest one not only has the advantage of staying low on the escalation ladder but also establishes a kill-zone within artillery range, all along LOC. Any time they bunch up, we kill them in spa...
by Prem Kumar
12 Oct 2019 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371329

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

TMC/Mamta Govt must be dismissed, no doubt. But the elephant in the room is this: Murshidabad is 33% Hindu. Hindu family gets slaughtered. The problem is Islam. If we fight it now, millions will die. If we fight it 50 years from now, 100s of millions will die. If we don't fight it for 100 years, Hin...
by Prem Kumar
12 Oct 2019 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5006
Views: 964896

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Kaveri is the kind of project that needs to be monitored at the PMO level. Bring the best brains in the country: IITs, ISRO, DRDO, Industry etc. Treat it like the Manhattan project (or our very own Cryogenic engine). The people involved must be given liberal funding & zero red tape. Completely n...
by Prem Kumar
07 Oct 2019 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418413

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

If its clear that the IAF wants more Rafales, wouldn't it make sense for the MoD to sit down with the IAF, tell them that there is X amount of budget, lets order Y Rafales and Z Tejas MK1A's? You get both the high-end fighters & numbers. Scrap MMRCA and everyone goes home happy - except the dalals
by Prem Kumar
07 Oct 2019 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 518
Views: 118067

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

If the IN wants a twin-engine fighter, would it make sense to go with an AMCA-Navy, rather than start with a clean-sheet design? The AMCA itself can be designed from the ground up to be a Navy fighter. And even if it doesn't have all the features of the final AMCA-IAF, several of the features can be...
by Prem Kumar
05 Oct 2019 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418413

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

If initial reports are to be believed, MMRCA 2.0's contenders are the same as the previous ones, plus F-21 and SU-35. Same weirdness as before: there are 2 single engine contenders and the rest are twin engined. This has got to be a joke! If Rajnath Singh permits this crap under his watch, shame on ...
by Prem Kumar
05 Oct 2019 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418413

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

Based on the interview, it looked like the 36 additional Rafales is sought to be channeled towards the purchase of 114 MMRCA fighters ... pssst ....Gripen E. Methinks that the playing-up of the indigenous capability, while certainly honest & welcome, is to also squeeze in budget for MMRCA. Hope ...
by Prem Kumar
04 Oct 2019 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418413

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

Bangalore to Jaisalmer is 2000Km. Don't know if Tejas carried drop tanks. But it did it without refueling. Then its combat radius must be in the ballpark of 1000Km. When Gripen claims that its C/D/E versions have a 1300 Km combat radius, I'd assume a very similar number for Tejas. Same engine, simil...
by Prem Kumar
04 Oct 2019 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1906
Views: 504559

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

And btw, for all the conspiracy theorists, including Gaurav Pradhan on Teetar, the Pokhran blasts were nothing but old ordnances being blown up
by Prem Kumar
04 Oct 2019 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4008
Views: 627891

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

And btw, for all the conspiracy theorists, including Gaurav Pradhan on Teetar, the Pokhran blasts were nothing but old ordnances being blown up
by Prem Kumar
04 Oct 2019 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4008
Views: 627891

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Rajat Pandit, lying & running down our indigenous program again. DRDO's MANPATGM is not "delayed". In fact, from program start, its progress has been remarkably quick! God-willing, it will be in user trials next year. His "army source" is his Muharraf. He is also lying about ...
by Prem Kumar
02 Oct 2019 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418413

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

And that is why the IAF must order more Mk1A squadrons. 83 is too little an order. They can solve squadron shortage problem with a stroke of a pen! ...... MMRCA is also done. Why MK1A sir? Even MK1 is better than Jags & Bisons. Order 4 more squadrons of MK1s & upgrade them all to MK1A stand...
by Prem Kumar
02 Oct 2019 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157218

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

To echo what Rakesh said, what's the point of Project 75I? If existing Scorpenes are going to be retrofitted with AIPs (DRDO's or the French), why would we just not order 6 AIP-installed Scorpenes and just be done with it? This is turning out to be an MMRCA style time-waste by the IN. Thought they w...
by Prem Kumar
01 Oct 2019 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1906
Views: 504559

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Ok - per Shiv Aroor, by "propulsion", they meant booster. I wish the press releases were less ambiguous! Ramjet is still Russian. But given that Russia is reneging on their word by not inducting Brahmos in their own Armed Forces, we should go ahead and indigenize the engine as well. No poi...
by Prem Kumar
30 Sep 2019 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1906
Views: 504559

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 brilliant!
by Prem Kumar
29 Sep 2019 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1906
Views: 504559

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I really hope that there are follow-on orders for Astra MK1 beyond the paltry 200. And that this doesn't go the way of the 248 Arjuns MK1 & 40 Tejas MK1. Like the Arjun MK1 & Tejas MK1, the Astra MK1 already outclasses everything the IAF has in its inventory. And like the other two, it has b...
by Prem Kumar
27 Sep 2019 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371329

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sadhguru's Cauvery Calling Campaign: https://www.ishaoutreach.org/en/cauvery-calling Planning to plant 242 crore trees in the Cauvery basin. What is their objection????? He is a Hindu and promotes Hinduism. That's all. In the letter by Leo Saldhana, he inserts the word "monoculture", indi...
by Prem Kumar
27 Sep 2019 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3628
Views: 371329

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

NGOs Urge Hollywood Actor Leonardo DiCaprio To Withdraw Support For Sadhguru’s Cauvery Calling Campaign https://swarajyamag.com/insta/ngos-urge-hollywood-actor-leonardo-dicaprio-to-withdraw-support-for-sadhgurus-cauvery-calling-campaign The letter by Leo F Saldanha Missionary rats & their fello...

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