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by Prem Kumar
14 Jun 2019 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 383132

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

Stalemate can be avoided if Indian kids & adults are taught OIT in schools, with all its attendant evidence from Day 1. It should be part of the larger "Indian civilization narrative". So, when kids grow up and hear about this theory called AIT, full of holes, they will laugh at it and...
by Prem Kumar
10 Jun 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661385

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Varoon: Pankaj Mishra is beneath contempt. He is a typical sepoy (the Indian equivalent of a House Negro), who likes to eat crumbs from the white man to spit on the natives. NYT, WaPo etc uses these sepoys to take potshots at India/Hindus because if a white man does so directly, he will be called ra...
by Prem Kumar
10 Jun 2019 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The U.S 1) Armed Pakistan with F-16s and AIM-120Cs which were used against India 2) Threatens sanctions over S-400 purchase 3) Forces us to cancel Iran oil 4) Removes preferential trade status And we reward them by purchasing a so-so SAM system worth $1.2B. Shameful. A middle-finger & reciprocal...
by Prem Kumar
31 May 2019 18:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94421

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I was a bit disappointed that the Def Min has seen a change again. It takes time to get to grips with this complex, messy ministry. And just when Nirmala seemed to get the hang of it, she is shunted. The silver lining is that Rajnath needs to work very closely with Nirmala for fund-allocation, cutti...
by Prem Kumar
11 May 2019 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3208
Views: 469863

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

For an Islamic enemy which is waging a 1000 year war against India, any such offer is a "tactical retreat" while they regroup and come up with new tactics to send terrorists into India. Let them remove SSGs. We should use this opportunity to fortify our bunkers, arm our troops to the teeth...
by Prem Kumar
24 Apr 2019 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 910
Views: 32911

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

One huge advantage of terror attacks from the South (from an ISI viewpoint) is that India cannot readily do a Balakot. Geography is a factor. Pukistan will claim that an Islamic attack in South India could've been done only by locals. Indian media would play it up and ask Modi "not to punish Pa...
by Prem Kumar
24 Apr 2019 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 910
Views: 32911

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

This is beyond phenomenal! Kudos to Doval, Rajnath, Modi and unnamed countless agents! Its also scary that the vital intel came from arrested Tamil jihadis in TN. Tauheed Jamaath has lakhs of followers on social media and among the populace. If you connect the dots over the years: Coimbatore blasts,...
by Prem Kumar
22 Apr 2019 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3208
Views: 469863

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Got it, Ramana.

Why not CLGM too? Both ground and air-launchable. Laser guided, accurate and cheap.
by Prem Kumar
21 Apr 2019 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472589

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Dr. Swamy raised the Raul Vinci citizenship issue at least 5 years ago. Its not an election gimmick. LKA is sitting on it because he is pissed with Modi for not making him President (Modi let the inquiry against LKA continue on the Babri demolition case). Am happy that Amit Shah and Modi at least pl...
by Prem Kumar
21 Apr 2019 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416739

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

The man himself has gone on record that he warned Pakistan that he'll roger them if Abhinandan was not returned that night! Guys: you will like this quote. Pure halal language. Pakistan was warned that it would be a qatl ki raat :D Had warned Pakistan of consequences if IAF pilot not returned
by Prem Kumar
21 Apr 2019 14:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 910
Views: 32911

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

The National Thowheeth Jama'ath seems related (probably a child) of Tamilnadu's TNTJ (Tamil Nadu Thowheeth Jama'ath). The latter douche-bags organized an "idol destruction conference" in Trichy back in 2006. Every time I see this, I take my hat off to MAD for keeping our country safe for t...
by Prem Kumar
21 Apr 2019 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3208
Views: 469863

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Hopefully, Balakot & Modi's free-hand has brought some sense of priority to IA's defense purchases. While its important to prepare for war, its urgent + important to utterly dominate the sub-conventional war. 1) Think of NAG as a bunker buster. Induct & use in the 100s all along LOC. Top-att...
by Prem Kumar
20 Apr 2019 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472589

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

imac_too's tweets suggest that the attack by the C-system against the CJI is to show him who's the boss. Its to ensure that the Rafale review is expedited before the election is over.
by Prem Kumar
20 Apr 2019 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472589

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Mort Walker: there is a video by Rajiv Malhotra where he takes apart the UPSC admission procedure and explains how it produces a bunch of Indian Civilization haters. Pretty much everything Rahul M says is true. What's amazing is how well-kept a secret this was until recently!

by Prem Kumar
20 Apr 2019 00:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472589

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The average Indian, who is not a deracinated anglophile, instinctively understands & is appalled by Sadhvi's torture. The average Indian would completely agree that her curse brought about Karkare's downfall. That is how Karma works.
by Prem Kumar
12 Apr 2019 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 273
Views: 66135

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Couple of points: 1) Report shared by Kartik says that, till 2020, GCF will produce Dhanush at the rate of 1 per week. But it will take till 2022 for the last batch of 30 guns! Unless they plan to use the remaining capacity for the expected 2nd or 3 tranche 2) L&T's Vajra production rate also se...
by Prem Kumar
12 Apr 2019 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545401

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

God willing, if Namo comes back to power, Nirmala Sitharaman can say "screw you" to the Embraer bribe allegations and purchase 6 more Netras. In parallel, they can go after the Congressis who took the bribes. No reason to punish the IAF for Sonia's corruption. Flight testing, certification...
by Prem Kumar
10 Apr 2019 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545401

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Its only in our defence procurement do we invest billions, produce cutting edge products and procure in single digits! Like setting up a robotic manufacturing assembly line, making 2 Teslas and shutting the factory down, even though the product is a huge hit! Someone should tweet to Nirmala Seethara...
by Prem Kumar
10 Apr 2019 09:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 105206

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Very interesting!

Our investments in deep space, tracking quasars/pulsars, sun's corona etc will all produce technologies that can be re-used. Enable deep-dekho across the EM spectrum
by Prem Kumar
10 Apr 2019 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 105206

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Correct. So, quite possibly, resolution in scan mode is not great but in a track mode, smaller objects can be tracked. When Khan claims he is tracking centimeter sized debris of ASAT kill, he is probably operating in track mode, because he knows where to look. In scan mode, perhaps things can get in...
by Prem Kumar
10 Apr 2019 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 105206

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I was also intrigued by the EOvideo grab of the ASAT missile knocking out Microsat. This is the other video grab - not the IIR image taken from the ASAT missile itself. Where was this EO camera positioned? If its from the ground, that's an impressive zoom! Maybe the Cartosat camera was repurposed fo...
by Prem Kumar
10 Apr 2019 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 105206

Re: Indian ASAT Test

UB: regarding tracking tiny objects, both Amir Khan and we seem to possess it. Khan was tracking centimeter sized ASAT debris. We also had recently built a BMD radar that can detect small objects from 1000+ Km range. This was used during the ASAT testtoo. Question is: can the tiny objects be detecte...
by Prem Kumar
09 Apr 2019 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 105206

Re: Indian ASAT Test

If anything, this proves that even if RISAT was lost to an ASAT, it was not because of surgical strikes. It takes a little preparation to launch an ASAT. The satellite has to be at the right place at the right time. Risat-1 had a 12 day revisit cycle. So, right after surgical strike would be a good...
by Prem Kumar
09 Apr 2019 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 105206

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I always had a suspicion the RISAT-1 was a Chinese ASAT sabotage but now I am convinced: 1) Surgical Strike 1.0 on Sept 29, 2016 2) NORAD reports a debris-causing event on Sept 30, 2016 3) In 1 month, RISAT-1 is officially declared dead 4) Our ASAT test took 2 years of preparation. That means the cl...
by Prem Kumar
08 Apr 2019 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416739

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

‘THE SLIP BETWEEN THE CUP AND THE LIP’ https://medium.com/@sameerjoshi73/the-slip-between-the-cup-and-the-lip-9052f1bd7171 All: since Sameer Joshi writes in Medium, lets ensure that we only share the Medium link here, on Twitter/FB etc. Lets not give more clicks to that same article in ThePrint, wh...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416739

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

Its not just a slap in the face of Pakistan. Its a slap on State Dept's face. That FP farticle was a huge mistake & embarrassment for the U.S. Their double-speak & internal squabbles stand exposed. I am waiting for an official statement from the State Dept that the FP journalist was a non-st...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416739

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

Point out that U.S is a divided house & their own President doesn't trust their media. NORAD doesn't trust NASA. WH doesn't trust the deep state Wow - didn't think I'd be proved right so soon! Pentagon just came out with a statement that its unaware of any F-16 counting exercise :rotfl: :rotfl:...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416739

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

The IAF has done its job of taking the war to the enemy. Its the job of media and MEA to do the same. In this case, the U.S did something stupid by identifying themselves as the enemy via their FP farticle. That's what pressure does to you. That's what being a divided-house does to you. So, no point...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 105206

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Even discounting the racism (which certainly exists), U.S is reacting to a change in the equilibrium. MMS was happy with maintaining the equilibrium a.k.a. self-castration. Modi has disrupted it, be it surgical strikes or ASAT. U.S is going through its 5 stages of grief before they accept the new no...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416739

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

If the GOI wants to play the psy-ops game, all it needs to do is have Rajat Pandit say something like the following, quoting a highly placed MEA official We don't respond to half baked articles quoting unnamed sources. We believe that the U.S State Dept and White House don't see eye to eye on this i...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416739

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

I hope the GOI gloves come off vis--vis the U.S. IMO, it should have come off the moment Pakis used F-16s and Amraams to attack India. We should've publicly chastised the U.S for arming a terrorist state. Also made it clear that Indo-U.S defence cooperation cannot continue if they arm Pakistan. I th...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661385

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Radio Pakistan: Pakistan has decided to release 360 Indian prisoners on humanitarian basis upon completion of their sentences, from next Monday (08 April). Translation: 1) Another terror attack coming, in interior India, away from LoC 2) Will be executed by locals 3) JeM or LeT will *not* claim res...
by Prem Kumar
05 Apr 2019 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416739

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

In other news, U.S State Department also counted the Amraams ......
by Prem Kumar
04 Apr 2019 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3839
Views: 769067

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

TOI report has some interesting nuggets: 1) Cartosat 3 resolution is 20 cm (Cartosat-2 was 50 cm) - both very impressive numbers 2) Risat-2 series is lighter and has a 1m resolution 3) Gisat series will be multi-spectral (visible, near-infrared & thermal) - with a 50m - 1.5Km resolution 4) Gsat-...
by Prem Kumar
04 Apr 2019 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

IMO, the strategic priorities (missiles) for Modi Sarkar 2.0 are: 1) K5 SLBM targeting all of China 2) Test TN weapons & other fission weapons till we have proven, light-weight, megatonnage designs and have enough data for LIF simulation 3) MIRV/MARV on Agni-6 or even Agni-5A 4) 10K range on Agn...
by Prem Kumar
03 Apr 2019 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416739

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

Adding to Karan's list: 1) 1000s of Garudas, Saaw & Garuthmas: don't look for unobtanium & hundreds of hot weather/cold weather trials. If the darn thing works (which looks like it does), just induct it 2) Its not just the MOD/MOF. The IAF needs to wake up and change its attitude towards des...
by Prem Kumar
03 Apr 2019 08:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3839
Views: 769067

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

Great news! About time too. Happy that ISRO has discarded the unnecessary "we are civilian onlee" tag.

Hope Modi 2.0 comes back in May and we see a doubling down on this. If Congress comes back, we can expect them to delay/deny these plans - as a CBM to Pakistan
by Prem Kumar
02 Apr 2019 00:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 383132

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

Let them cook in their own juices. I am quite content to point out that the Aryan Invasion of Europe is a well-supported theory but stands in complete contrast to the Indian experience.

AIT is true....for Europe. Not India.
by Prem Kumar
01 Apr 2019 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 383132

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

The following link shows what an Aryan Invasion really looks like : 1) Destruction of male DNA lineages 2) Evidence of violence in skeletons in graves 3) Abrupt material culture change 4) Though not mentioned in the article, the ancient river names in Europe are non-IE, while the language is IE Cont...
by Prem Kumar
01 Apr 2019 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661385

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Karan M: I echo the thoughts above. It's a tragedy all these years that BRF gyan stayed on BRF. This needs to go mainstream & we now have at least a few nationalistic portals through which knowledge can be disseminated. People are really hungry for this kind of detailed information. Kindly reque...

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