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by RoyG
30 Aug 2018 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4448
Views: 816375

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

So the upcoming 2+2 meeting is expected to include discussions on the Tomahawk cruise missile.... 2+2 to establish India as major defence partner of United States https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/22-to-establish-india-as-major-defence-partner-of-united-states/articleshow/65570031.c...
by RoyG
26 Aug 2018 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 889
Views: 32742

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Mods:

Please deactivate my account. It was a pleasure being part of BRF. I may return someday. Wish everyone the best. Thank you.
by RoyG
19 Aug 2018 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304963

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

la.khan wrote:
Prem Kumar wrote:When the eff did this happen? (Dr Shiv leaving)

3-4 months back, in May 2018, if I recall correctly :cry:


why?
by RoyG
18 Aug 2018 19:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 4050

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

They say, a prophet is ahead of his times. But Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the man India needed desperately at THAT time. (Seemingly) Stronger men have wilted under far less pressures that he had to face as the head of a shaky coalition, trying to pull India out of the abyss caused by years of misgove...
by RoyG
13 Aug 2018 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4284
Views: 169580

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

^^ I like it. Saran was sour grapes and unimpressive when I met him last at CPR Chanakya puri ~10 yrs ago. They didn't have the foresight to see that by the time India fully implements nuclear plan, fusion and renewable will be the norm around the world. We are always 10 years behind. Don't believe...
by RoyG
12 Aug 2018 05:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 725
Views: 47293

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

Western nation's have squandered a ton of money and are now sitting on large unpayable promises to their citizens. Enter carbon tax , carbon trading racket to skim money out of people's pockets. It's bad as it promotes the creation of rent seeking middlemen who produce nothing but who's entire like...
by RoyG
12 Aug 2018 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1088
Views: 162829

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

Rafale deal was fine overall. We'll proly get another 36 and that's it which will bring total to 72. Add another 40 Su-30 and get those lazy asses at HAL to crank up the Tejas numbers and we're all set.
by RoyG
12 Aug 2018 00:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 725
Views: 47293

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

I think we are meddling with nature and it is stupidity. Have you seen those khaki-clad instant biologist trying to feed (forcefully) mineral rich milk to baby elephants or dolphins. So called "scientists " (alway blond beautiful girl with some white dude) sailing in protected coral areas...
by RoyG
11 Aug 2018 09:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1136
Views: 106095

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I called it Yalta-2 right on the day the Helsinki meeting occurred. Reason is its similar to the the first Yalta between FDR and Stalin which divided Europe into zones of influence. Churchill was unhappy and started the iron Curtain speech which launched the Cold War as FDR was dead by then. Reason...
by RoyG
11 Aug 2018 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304963

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

amazing... my first reaction was that this is some druid circle from gaul... on the other hand, piling stones up in geometrical orders is a basic human achievement and can be very common place Yes, fascinating. Druid origins can be traced to Rig Veda. Their lore also reveals a lot about their cultu...
by RoyG
09 Aug 2018 06:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304963

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

RoyG: even the Steppe influx is bogus in my view. Why? Because Steppe_MLBA and EMBA are artificial higher-level constructs that have been created recently (what's so "Steppe" about them and why that particular terminology)? There is no evidence that the so-called Steppe DNA originated in ...
by RoyG
06 Aug 2018 05:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3945
Views: 299386

Re: Internal Security Watch

West Bengal is delibrately trying to delay Assams NRC drive. _______ Assam NRC: Prateek Hajela says 1.05 lakh could not make it to list as West Bengal govt didn't verify documents https://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-nrc-prateek-hajela-says-1-05-lakh-could-not-make-it-to-list-as-west-bengal-govt-d...
by RoyG
05 Aug 2018 06:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3945
Views: 299386

Re: Internal Security Watch

Neshant, Election gimmick. GoI is not going to send 20 million people back to Bangladesh. You see it already. Amit Shah going state to state invoking NRC as war cry. People will vote for BJP and then issue will disappear forever. Goal is WB. This is the last piece of the puzzle which will give BJP c...
by RoyG
05 Aug 2018 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304963

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

The vedic culture was shared between Persia and Indian subcontinent. Influx of steppe occurred afterwards. The strongest evidence imo is the fact there are 0 traces of names for topography or urban settlements from asi lang fam found anywhere in North India except for balochistan which is a well rec...
by RoyG
03 Aug 2018 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3945
Views: 299386

Re: Internal Security Watch

The information used for NRC update should be put in a database for those found illegal. This will help in identifying those who escape to other parts of India. Why did they not biometrically ID everyone during the NRC application process. It makes the whole exercise futile if these illegals cannot...
by RoyG
01 Aug 2018 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3945
Views: 299386

Re: Internal Security Watch

You're dreaming too. Bjp will not deport millions. This is an election gimmick to consolidate hold over ne and win wb. There will be an extensive appeal process which will take years especially with India's inefficient judicial system. After elections are over this will all melt away. +1 odds are a...
by RoyG
01 Aug 2018 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3945
Views: 299386

Re: Internal Security Watch

Identification is first necessary step RoyG sir, if not today by modi they can be deported tomorrow. I hope all BJP and ally states do so soon. the illegals will only be left with south India and PB at the most to resettle. You're dreaming too. Bjp will not deport millions. This is an election gimm...
by RoyG
01 Aug 2018 06:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3945
Views: 299386

Re: Internal Security Watch

Next steps in NRC. 1) Put all received data of illegals in a database. 2) Stop giving jobs without authentication. 3) Delete from voter list. 4) Start NRC update in other states. You are seriously dreaming. This is being done to legalize them, not deport them. Modi is going to announce some grand n...
by RoyG
30 Jul 2018 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1934
Views: 339656

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I read somewhere that the incoming jags will be cannibalized for spares.
by RoyG
30 Jul 2018 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3945
Views: 299386

Re: Internal Security Watch

so now what? business as usual?
by RoyG
30 Jul 2018 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1721
Views: 229509

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

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by RoyG
30 Jul 2018 05:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4123
Views: 193081

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

GTzhOzjUQZo They have succeeded. They are ahead of the US now overall and will catch up in the next 5-10 years in a few critical high tech sectors. I've said this before - China and Russia are very focused on not only displacing the US, but breaking it from within and with it the Anglo-Saxon allian...
by RoyG
30 Jul 2018 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 667
Views: 84936

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

GTzhOzjUQZo it's true. i would say overall china has surpassed the US. chinese still dont enjoy the same standard of living but they are going to close that gap too. for the very high technology items in some areas they are still about 5 years behind. the west has to really think of something to ke...
by RoyG
30 Jul 2018 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4448
Views: 816375

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Oh boy the mod turns every purchase into a circus. We have completed astra. With little effort it can be turned into a short range SAM. But we are going to buy an American system. It would have a mess, if we were buying a Russian SRSAM. A SRSAM with Aim-120 is worth it. Remember the most important ...
by RoyG
29 Jul 2018 02:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2999
Views: 199471

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Coalition is better and will most likely be used. Russia benefits regardless b/c persian gulf will be closed minimum of 1.5 months. It will allow them to consolidate hold over East Europe and Asian markets. Furthermore, with the US economy ready to nosedive into another recession (real estate going ...
by RoyG
28 Jul 2018 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3945
Views: 299386

Re: Internal Security Watch

Another sickening bus accident. 33 staff of an agricultural university die when bus plunges into a gorge. Interesting that we almost never hear about the aftermath of these horrific accidents. How the families of the victims cope with their loss, how someone badly injured struggles but lives on, wh...
by RoyG
26 Jul 2018 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1721
Views: 229509

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I read an incredible thing on Reddit. During Trials the Arjun used to get "sabotaged" so often that DRDO had to eventually install a black box like device to moniter the Tanks. any credence to this?!! I'm not sure if tampering was often but it was caught. You have to understand that peopl...
by RoyG
22 Jul 2018 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1088
Views: 162829

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

Rakesh wrote:Sir, there is no money for 110 birds in this third round.

We have money. They wouldn't have floated the tender otherwise. Wake me up in a few years when its all over.
by RoyG
22 Jul 2018 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1088
Views: 162829

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

Makes sense to go with Rafale for MRCA 2.0

We'll already have an established infra to service the aircraft.

Su-30 + Rafale + Tejas MKI&II should form the bulk.
by RoyG
22 Jul 2018 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2938
Views: 69691

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

http://indiafacts.org/anthropocentricity-of-modernity-and-its-effects-on-ecology-lessons-from-the-mahabharata/ Anthropocentricity of Modernity and its Effects on Ecology: Lessons from the Mahabharata If anthropocentricity with respect to ecological problems is the problem – envisioning the universe...
by RoyG
16 Jul 2018 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 484
Views: 55085

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Austin wrote:US Marines surprised by strange UFO - Soldier does LEBRONING



Why are you posting this nonsense?
by RoyG
16 Jul 2018 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 312
Views: 34682

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

CDS at this stage is unrealistic. BJP doesn't want to deal with another power center if it has to deal with Cong and Judiciary. May wait till after GE. Army would naturally be the dominant service with manpower and industries backing them. Maybe a rotational system like USA would be best.
by RoyG
15 Jul 2018 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3453
Views: 341597

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Well at least engine replacements need not be ordered from Ru in the future, as we have a few thousand T-series MBTs in service of which the majority will be with us until 2030.The more indigenisation of components the smoother the spares and support situ will be. However, the new MOD committee bei...
by RoyG
12 Jul 2018 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 4847

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Things are not all well in the independent socialist republic of trinamul. Chinese drug factories in Indian territory?? What next?? A secret CPEC through west bengal?? Have the BSF, IB and the CID given up in bengal?? Chinese Were Running Illegal Drug Factory In Bengal That None Knew About You have...
by RoyG
11 Jul 2018 08:24
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 620789

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

I love America just like many BRFites. This whole India business is just time-pass for many of us after work. Just come home and sit on the sofa with the TV running in your boxers/PJs and root for your fav team (India) on your IPAD/Laptop. But ask any of us to leave and we'll laugh at you. No way i...
by RoyG
11 Jul 2018 00:36
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 620789

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

He had American family, lifestyle, etc. Do you really think he died unhappy? Most Indians wouldn't trade american citizenship for anything. Everything is just better here. Indians aren't rushing back to India in record numbers. Indian gov didn't do anything. What are you going on about? They had hi...
by RoyG
11 Jul 2018 00:24
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 620789

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

He had American family, lifestyle, etc. Do you really think he died unhappy? I'd be willing to bet he did die unhappy. Also nobody can be sure he died naturally as opposed to getting bumped off by his cia host - especially if he even hinted at feeling any sense of remorse. You can be sure they had ...
by RoyG
09 Jul 2018 02:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3945
Views: 299386

Re: Internal Security Watch

There were many people involved directly and indirectly in getting this guy out. Some higher ups didn't want him touched. It was a stretched out operation. Many intelligence officers were probably compromised. It would have looked terrible for the gov and people like Brajesh Misra who helped some o...
by RoyG
09 Jul 2018 02:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 620789

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

99.9% of Indian Americans wouldn't recognize him by face or name. He had $, American lifestyle, etc. so he proly died happy. If it's this easy to defect, I would do it too. Indian gov doesn't seem to bothered about it either so nothing to feel guilty about. Yes proly like Snowden, William Martin an...
by RoyG
08 Jul 2018 23:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 620789

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Rabinder Singh, Spying damage was irreparable and great loss to our country but like every defected spy he met his destiny for betraying his mother land. 99.9% of Indian Americans wouldn't recognize him by face or name. He had $, American lifestyle, etc. so he proly died happy. If it's this easy to...

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