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by pankajs
23 Sep 2018 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 466
Views: 70472

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-clears-way-for-2-2-billion-frigates-deal-with-russia/articleshow/65835654.cms India clears way for $2.2-billion frigates deal with Russia The agreement, which will allow India to procure from Russia four new warships for the Navy, will be signe...
by pankajs
22 Sep 2018 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4527
Views: 830236

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I am always befuddled when Indian in all sincerity want all their missiles to be nuke tipped without understanding the context. So, in the past we've had seen the talk of nuke tipped Akash and Brahmos. At least folks need to leave some for the pure conventional role. Folks think anointing a missile...
by pankajs
21 Sep 2018 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4527
Views: 830236

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

What stops India from using a nuclear warhead on this missile? More importantly, is there a structural/technical difference between a nuclear capable missile and a conventional missile? 1) Stupidity would cause India to use a nuke on this short range missile . Such an act will effectively preclude ...
by pankajs
20 Sep 2018 15:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2191
Views: 266482

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australa ... urb-chinas
Australia plans naval base in Papua New Guinea to curb China’s Pacific influence
by pankajs
19 Sep 2018 22:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2064
Views: 316991

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/lowering-inflation-is-a-major-structural-reform-in-india-imf-official/article24979922.ece Lowering inflation is a major structural reform in India: IMF official One major structural reform the Indian economy has witnessed over the last few years is lower ...
by pankajs
19 Sep 2018 22:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2064
Views: 316991

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Leaving aside the politics around the Fuel prices there is no reason to cut prices with inflation on a downward march. https://www.livemint.com/Politics/h4QAeuERwhutmT1cAYHSkO/Indias-retail-inflation-eases-to-369-in-August-IIP-at-6.html India August inflation falls below RBI target despite rupee sli...
by pankajs
19 Sep 2018 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2191
Views: 266482

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

As one esteemed member put it on this very forum, the Chinese thought they had de-coded/deconstructed Modi mentally and knew what makes him tick. As this member theorized, they thought massaging his ego by giving his a one on one with Xi they will be able to sew him up for good. End result, India n...
by pankajs
17 Sep 2018 21:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2064
Views: 316991

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

How will changing crude derivatives price reduce GOI's cost? BTW, the same argument about rising petro cost could also be applied to rising interest cost. That too would slow the economy. One just has to follow Turkey's saga for the past 6 months to understand the impacts of such policy. Was it yest...
by pankajs
17 Sep 2018 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4527
Views: 830236

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

The person is shooting from their backside.
by pankajs
16 Sep 2018 10:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 904
Views: 111081

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

I wouldn't place much confidence on this. The current regime too wanted the agreements with China reworked but look what we got.

Even if there is some change, I expect it to cosmetic.
by pankajs
13 Sep 2018 16:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2064
Views: 316991

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Elara Capital - Parivartan - Capturing Change - 2018

by pankajs
13 Sep 2018 02:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2191
Views: 266482

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Lingling Wei @Lingling_Wei President Xi pledged to "punch back" at U.S. on trade two months ago. Now his economic envoy is telling U.S. cos Beijing "won't allow retribution. " What's changed? Beijing is worried about losing foreign cos key to China's future. W/@yoko_kubota https...
by pankajs
13 Sep 2018 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2640
Views: 479660

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/government-may-clear-purchase-of-two-more-awacs-for-around-800-million/articleshow/65761377.cms Government may clear purchase of two more AWACS for around $800 million NEW DELHI: India is finally back on track to acquire two more airborne warning and control...
by pankajs
12 Sep 2018 17:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 671
Views: 85865

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://www.rt.com/news/438235-putin-ja ... ce-treaty/
Putin offers Japan’s Abe peace treaty by end of year without preconditions
by pankajs
12 Sep 2018 17:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3780
Views: 196155

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Embedded video interview http://sniwire.com/neighbours/i-am-looking-for-goodwill-from-india-says-mahinda-rajapaksa/ I am Looking for Goodwill From India, Says Mahinda Rajapaksa Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is in India at the invitation of BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy to deliver a t...
by pankajs
12 Sep 2018 17:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2191
Views: 266482

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2163879/shinzo-abe-and-xi-jinping-pledge-japan-and-china-will-deepen Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping ‘pledge Japan and China will deepen cooperation’ The leaders of China and Japan have pledged to accelerate cooperation in the latest sign that the two Asia...
by pankajs
12 Sep 2018 17:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2191
Views: 266482

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

As one esteemed member put it on this very forum, the Chinese thought they had de-coded/deconstructed Modi mentally and knew what makes him tick. As this member theorized, they thought massaging his ego by giving his a one on one with Xi they will be able to sew him up for good. End result, India no...
by pankajs
12 Sep 2018 17:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3780
Views: 196155

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/cold_peace_/status/1039691731304894464 Jeff M. Smith @Cold_Peace_ With his party eyeing a return to power, Rajapaksa is in India to make amends . Blames past problems with Modi gov't on "misunderstandings." Blames Sirisena gov't for everything else, including Chinese de...
by pankajs
12 Sep 2018 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2768
Views: 393138

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/defence-acquisition-council-likely-to-clear-israeli-spike-anti-tank-guided-missile-deal-for-the-indian-army/283422 Defence Acquisition Council likely to clear Israeli Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile deal for the Indian Army The Defence Acquisition Council (D...
by pankajs
12 Sep 2018 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 5360

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/indias-first-missile-tracking-ship-is-readying-for-sea-trials/article24929012.ece India’s first missile tracking ship is readying for sea trials The keel of the ship, which was laid on June 30, 2014, is being built for the National Technical Research Organis...
by pankajs
12 Sep 2018 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1227
Views: 172523

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

Now, note that the above was from April 16. 2015, well into the that cursed Mudi's tenure. I decided to dig further to see if we had any reference/news/opinion quoting that number from BEFORE that cursed Mudi taking over. One should not take anyone word's just based on their self attested titles or ...
by pankajs
12 Sep 2018 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1227
Views: 172523

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

http://www.claws.in/1366/mmrca-deal-for-36-rafale-fighters-a-game-changer-or-a-blunder-anuraag-chhibber.html MMRCA Deal For 36 Rafale Fighters: A Game Changer or a Blunder [April 16, 2015] It was anticipated that after conclusion of contract and commercial negotiations, the contract would be signed ...
by pankajs
12 Sep 2018 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1227
Views: 172523

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

Btw, my brain did not register one word even after multiple reads of the quoted portion of that crook Guruswamy's fart, that adds another point in his defense. That does not change the overall thrust of my arguments that this is a political fart and he is being "selective" in his facts. I ...
by pankajs
12 Sep 2018 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1227
Views: 172523

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

Some sound advice. {From a very dishonest person. Btw, Philip saar, I don't mean it for you but the great and all knowing Mahatma Guruswamy} It is fine for retd. service officers to voice their opinion ,but serving officers are better advised to let the politicos slug it out,or they run the risk of...
by pankajs
12 Sep 2018 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1227
Views: 172523

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

If I start quoting "selectively" I too can prove that all Russian maal is Junk. And, before anyone busts a gasket note the emphasis on "selectively". Also, Mr Guruswamy should have followed his own sage advice and stayed away form this issue that has now become a political footba...
by pankajs
11 Sep 2018 17:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2064
Views: 316991

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/gasoline_prices/ In the drop down, change the currency to "Indian Rupee" and note where the Indian rates fall in the range of global prices. You don't even have to count. Just eyeballing would assure you we are near the middle of the range. Folks want gov...
by pankajs
11 Sep 2018 17:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2064
Views: 316991

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.business-standard.com/article/finance/icici-bank-to-offer-msmes-loans-up-to-rs-10-mn-based-on-their-gst-returns-118091000425_1.html ICICI Bank to offer MSMEs loans up to Rs 10 mn based on their GST returns Firms availing loans needn't submit several other financial statements, the bank s...
by pankajs
11 Sep 2018 13:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1250
Views: 179724

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Bakis are up to their usual trick of trying to get squeeze more than the initial agreed share/due. That's not a bad idea.

It has been the Baki hallmark in all their negotiating with US, IMF and the world. They always have a new regime that promises implementation in return for more goodies.
by pankajs
10 Sep 2018 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11474

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

I understand std disclaimers apply as none of us really know what the actual agreement says till GoI or USG decides to release the fine print. Given what's in the public domain, the above summary seems reasonable. Even the agreement appears reasonable at this point :). Now, for my questions :mrgree...
by pankajs
10 Sep 2018 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11474

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

Expendable drones are increasingly being carried on a variety of platforms. Older cruise missiles are being repurposed . Some of them can be air launched as well. Once the heavy warhead is out, range increases, additional fuel load can be incorporated along with the mission specific electronics cho...
by pankajs
10 Sep 2018 19:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2137
Views: 112717

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Chinese at the local level use sales of government land to fund their budget. It will work in the short-term even for bakistan. There is enough money in Bakistan for it to sell prime government land in Lahore, Islamabad and Karanchi for a first round revenue generation at least.
by pankajs
10 Sep 2018 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11474

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

^ A couple of thoughts. 1. The drone that will be "long range, long endurance ... carrying high power .. jammer" wouldn't be small. All 3 requirements will demand a significant fuel/energy/power payloads apart from the Jammer. 2. Individually such a large drone will visible on Indian radar...
by pankajs
10 Sep 2018 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2137
Views: 112717

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Immy the Dimmy has a solution to Pakistan's Cash problems: Pakistan sitting on billions worth of 'dead capital' in form of govt-owned land: PM. What an out of the box solution :rotfl: . Time for the relative of General Niazi and his party men to loot the country and reveal a Naya (Kangla) Pakistan....
by pankajs
09 Sep 2018 17:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2191
Views: 266482

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://twitter.com/ChuBailiang/status/1038456130836422657 Chris Buckley 储百亮 @ChuBailiang Here is a picture of Uighur women attending a village meeting where, according to the report, village officials explained why their husbands and other family members had been detained. https://goo.gl/3psiLz htt...
by pankajs
09 Sep 2018 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2191
Views: 266482

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://twitter.com/ChuBailiang/status/1038459555741491200 Chris Buckley 储百亮 @ChuBailiang A picture of the Hotan County "Concentrated Transformation-through-Education Center" (和田县集中教育转化培训中心) that features in our story. Notice the bars on all the windows. https://nyti.ms/2O0wPuq @austinramz...
by pankajs
09 Sep 2018 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11474

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

Looks like Indian and American interests align now in AFG/Pak . Looks like USA will keep Iran busy as well if we are willing to work with them on this. I will not be surprised if India becomes the largest customer of USA shale oil. I believe we will see Indian boots in AFG in the next decade . With...
by pankajs
09 Sep 2018 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559547

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

With few nukes & 50 year old equipment, North Korea is able to stare down USA, Japan & SK. While we go around whinning all over the world throwing our dollars at each & every arms dealer. So true. They can hold US/SoKo/Japan to ransom but can they do anything more expect rant, rave and ...
by pankajs
08 Sep 2018 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4527
Views: 830236

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

https://thediplomat.com/2018/09/indian-navy-to-receive-7-additional-long-range-surface-to-air-systems/ Indian Navy to Receive 7 Additional Long-Range Surface-to-Air Systems The company has entered into contracts worth about Rs 9,200 crore with Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders...
by pankajs
08 Sep 2018 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11474

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

I have a reverse question. Will the US *risk* connecting their ultra secure system to an unknown (from their pov) Indian system? This is the key question to answer for all those who are worried about data leakage from the Indian system to the US system. Folks need to read Philips piece except one ha...
by pankajs
08 Sep 2018 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11474

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

Read the last 4 para. He can give any comedian a run for their money.

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