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by pankajs
19 Jul 2018 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2961
Views: 191139

Re: Iran News and Discussions

So much :(( :(( on India backstabbing Iran ... knee jerk anti-American-ism or Anti-China-ism or any others-ism always leads to sub-optimal analysis. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/chabahar-port-project-delayed-due-to-iran-jaishankar/article24455469.ece Chabahar port project delayed due to Ir...
by pankajs
17 Jul 2018 10:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1757
Views: 256126

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Humans are in general optimistic otherwise we as a species wouldn't have progressed beyond our ape like ancestors. It is human to look at the sunny side of things even when surrounded by dark clouds. With that as context, it requires a special kind of *human* and a special kind of *education* to loo...
by pankajs
17 Jul 2018 10:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1757
Views: 256126

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ No one on this forum or GOI claimed that India had surpassed France in per capita GDP just because it has over taken France in total GDP. I was hoping for some new insights but the moment I reached that *rudali* point I quit. So what is this fart about? Seriously. Everytime India reaches a new mi...
by pankajs
16 Jul 2018 17:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733548

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Manu Pubby @manupubby

On today's Brahmos test - precision strike missile followed designated trajectory. Test took place in sea-state 7 with waves as high as 9 meters, demonstrating all weather capability.
by pankajs
16 Jul 2018 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733548

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

What is the need to beat drum on a world conquering missile? Let's us perfect the current one and deploy it in sufficient quantity for the immediate future deterrence. The comments on the current target range too must be take as position for "short to medium" term. There is nothing sacrosa...
by pankajs
15 Jul 2018 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3439
Views: 372335

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://twitter.com/nitingokhale/status/1018384558235013122 Nitin A. Gokhale Verified account @nitingokhale Coming in late on this because of travel but the debate on Mountain Strike Corps is based on a flawed premise. It has not been abandoned, only slowed down. That's the first point. Secondly, ne...
by pankajs
15 Jul 2018 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2750
Views: 382657

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^^ There is this question that has been in my mind since I first started hearing of the "shrinking" defense budget but I never got around to asking it. So here we go. There is something called "budgetary allocations" with the stress on "allocations" and there is this o...
by pankajs
13 Jul 2018 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1878
Views: 206977

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

If the bakis stop eating for a year they should be able to fund the dam project.
by pankajs
12 Jul 2018 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1833
Views: 356565

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

HAL readies Tejas SP-10 for first flight... Read more at: https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/nation/2018/07/12/hal-readies-tejas-sp-10-for-first-flight.html “ Many of the concessions and modifications are getting fulfilled during the delivery of SP-10 . The IAF is extremely happy with the fini...
by pankajs
12 Jul 2018 20:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1906
Views: 222912

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

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/china-thinks-it-can-defeat-america-battle-25456 China Thinks It Can Defeat America in Battle The bad news first. The People’s Republic of China now believes it can successfully prevent the United States from intervening in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiw...
by pankajs
11 Jul 2018 17:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 106305

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Holy crap! MDL got exporting rights to the U-209 or the Scorpene? Or even better, they have incorporated what they learnt into a brand new design?! This would be so great if selected and built. Not just as a funger in the lizard’s eye but a real advancement in our MIC capability! Maybe one reason w...
by pankajs
11 Jul 2018 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 106305

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Do they have the IP for Scorpene or are they pitching a mod U-209? What do ya folks think? Irrespective of whether they do or dont or are a front for French & Germans, this will be a great fingering of the Dragon on its supply to Pakistan. Exactly my thoughts! Even if the Indian team doesn't wi...
by pankajs
11 Jul 2018 15:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2961
Views: 191139

Re: Iran News and Discussions

https://twitter.com/YusufDFI/status/1016752395768946688 Yusuf Unjhawala @YusufDFI Iran criticises India for not making promised investments in Chabahar port | Iran just trying to pressure us. Chabahar work is going on. Before Trump withdrew from the nuke deal, they played the China card . https://ww...
by pankajs
11 Jul 2018 15:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 106305

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Bhell .. what do ya all know! And here we are all dickering about which foreign sub design to choose! This bid obviously is for a diesel-electric sub. https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3478897 Japanese, Indian teams submit designs for Taiwan's 'Indigenous Defense Submarines' The Indian team has ...
by pankajs
11 Jul 2018 10:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2961
Views: 191139

Re: Iran News and Discussions

I also read/heard this bit a while back about some of the Iranian oil making its way to the world market via Iraq.

Watch the Iraqi oil exports trend going forward and Indian import trends from Iraq.
by pankajs
11 Jul 2018 09:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1906
Views: 222912

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

One must take such Chinese assurances with Indian ocean full of salt. https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Asia-Insight/India-s-new-Modi-doctrine-straddles-the-US-China-divide India's new 'Modi doctrine' straddles the US-China divide The thaw began in earnest in the morning of April 28. Modi and Chines...
by pankajs
10 Jul 2018 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3767
Views: 189429

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

^
We need to be very careful when we use the word checkmate.
by pankajs
10 Jul 2018 13:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2138
Views: 200244

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-will-adopt-a-three-pronged-strategy-to-check-china-influence/story-o3OkceE6h2URXJFL9rxiEK.html India will adopt a three-pronged strategy to check China influence One ambassador, according to the third official, laid out the border context and emphasise...
by pankajs
10 Jul 2018 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3199
Views: 274602

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

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/drdo-looks-to-engage-firms-for-border-surveillance-system/618144.html DRDO looks to engage firms for border surveillance system Two prototypes of the system, developed by DRDO’s Dehradun-based Instruments Research and Development Establishment, were deployed i...
by pankajs
10 Jul 2018 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2576
Views: 238072

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

I would prefer a cheaper 4++ fighter than the Rafale which is hideously expensive and inferior to the SU-57 if we can't afford it .In fact Super Sukhois would be a better buy being BMos capable unlike the Rafale, plus they're to be built at home unlike the direct import. The miserable Rafale buy un...
by pankajs
09 Jul 2018 13:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1906
Views: 222912

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

^ That is true but that logic works for all countries. When faced with a stronger power and unless pushed to a corner all sane countries [Bakistan has to be accounted] try to bargain and/or give a "little or more" to protect *more important* long-term goals. China does it is not in doubt b...
by pankajs
09 Jul 2018 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1906
Views: 222912

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

Ha ha ... What you call assumption are facts. You are the one that is making assumptions. The Chinese have ALREADY *opened* up for gubo even BEFORE the tariff went in effect just on the threat of trade war. Your saying the opposite will not change the facts. And on gubo NOT related to trade, There w...
by pankajs
08 Jul 2018 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1906
Views: 222912

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

If that is soft-GUBO then every one does and accepts soft-GUBO and yes that includes Xi/China if anyone has been following the US-China trade spat. By that definition, Soft-GUBO is a fact of diplomatic life except for the top dog. [Addendum: and even the top dog has to eat humble pie once is a whil...
by pankajs
08 Jul 2018 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2576
Views: 238072

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

^^
1. $30 Billion for how many birds? 127 per Shukla? How much does that come to per plane?
2. IAF itself is not too keen

BUT too much kite flying these days. So one has to take everything with a bucket of salt ...
by pankajs
08 Jul 2018 16:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1468
Views: 188862

Re: India's Power Sector

Note the line after the Top header

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/view/arti ... -in-energy
Storage Will Be Energy’s Next Big Thing

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by pankajs
08 Jul 2018 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 942
Views: 83329

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Yea .. "Insult" should be guiding principle of our foreign policy. There was this article I read yesterday about the 3 blunders India committed in Nepal. <snip> One need not agree with the author but it was certainly worth a read. I will try and locate the article and post it here . https:...
by pankajs
08 Jul 2018 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1906
Views: 222912

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

The proximate reason for Wuhan was the then upcoming SCO meet. They did not want to go into SCO looking like both countries where at each others throats. Bad optics. They decided to change the optics having a meeting before and portraying a semblance of normality.

At least that is my understanding.
by pankajs
07 Jul 2018 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733548

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Anantha Krishnan M @writetake 5h5 hours ago 1. L&T Defence , an industry partners of #BrahMosAerospace, today opened a new production line for Transport Launch Canister (TLC) at Ranoli, Vadodara to cater to the serial production requirements of #BrahMos supersonic cruise missile system. 1/4 2. ...
by pankajs
07 Jul 2018 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1906
Views: 222912

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

^ Quote from above linked article NEW DELHI: China plans to reduce tariffs on more than 8,500 goods, including chemicals, farm products and metals from India and some other Asian countries in what is seen as a part of its ongoing trade war with the US. “China will reduce or cancel tariffs on imports...
by pankajs
07 Jul 2018 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1906
Views: 222912

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

If that is soft-GUBO then every one does and accepts soft-GUBO and yes that includes Xi/China if anyone has been following the US-China trade spat.

By that definition, Soft-GUBO is a fact of diplomatic life except for the top dog.
by pankajs
07 Jul 2018 19:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3767
Views: 189429

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

+ ATC Radar data
+ Coming and goings of Chinese to the port via the Airport

But unless we have such an *understanding* with the Sri Lankans it will be money sunk.
by pankajs
07 Jul 2018 16:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2573
Views: 168004

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Pakistan are using the same template with some language tweaks that they applied to US. Chinese are no babe in the woods. This is where it gets exiting and the peak will be reached when CPEC related funding repayment starts. Will be fun to watch this duel . Fully agree with the below. Popcorn time ...
by pankajs
07 Jul 2018 13:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 942
Views: 83329

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

^ Yes that was the article that was referring to in my earlier post. There was another article yesterday where Yameen was described as rabidly anti-Indian from his days as a junior minister in past government. This was in relation to his anti-India rhetoric in the upcoming elections . One reason GOI...
by pankajs
07 Jul 2018 13:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1906
Views: 222912

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

India's trade policy wasn't expected to change post Wuhan. Only china was expected to make some concessions , which it did recently. though it is hard to say whether that was because of Wuhan or concessions made to stop other countries from joining in on the trade war. In return, india was expected...
by pankajs
07 Jul 2018 12:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1906
Views: 222912

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

IIRC, Quantas or some Australian airlines has decided to comply as of yesterday.

Update: https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 4zk0h.html
Taiwan hits back at Qantas over decision to bow to Beijing pressure
by pankajs
07 Jul 2018 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1906
Views: 222912

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

To link it to Wuhan is quite another thing. For that one must ask oneself a question. If Wuhan had not happened would Modi/GOI/India have stood resolute on Taiwan? My answer is no. Even then it would have caved in. Therefore, the cause and effect that people are implying are not connected at least ...
by pankajs
07 Jul 2018 11:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2573
Views: 168004

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Pakistan are using the same template with some language tweaks that they applied to US.

Chinese are no babe in the woods. This is where it gets exiting and the peak will be reached when CPEC related funding repayment starts.

Will be fun to watch this duel.
by pankajs
07 Jul 2018 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 942
Views: 83329

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

On your first line ...I could list the mightiest of countries that "grin and bear it". Lets start ... How about America or Russia or China? BTW, if one is inclined to read my whole post one would note the following. 1. I have never said that we must put not reciprocal restrictions on Maldi...
by pankajs
07 Jul 2018 10:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1906
Views: 222912

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

We must not sugar coat it but GOI has given in to the Chinese demand just like almost every country/government in the world. Facts are facts. To link it to Wuhan is quite another thing. For that one must ask oneself a question. If Wuhan had not happened would Modi/GOI/India have stood resolute on Ta...
by pankajs
07 Jul 2018 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 942
Views: 83329

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

There was this article I read yesterday about the 3 blunders India committed in Nepal. 1. Helping overthrow the Monarchy. [Manmohan Singh] {For all it power play wrt India, monarchy doesn't seem so bad NOW when looked from the current situation} 2. Help bring the Maoist in power. [Manhohan Singh] {I...

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