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by Roop
18 Nov 2019 06:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 443325

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Don't know if this is true, but here is a link to a report in the Jerusalem Post saying that India is all set to acquire Israel's largest armed drone, the Heron TP. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/India-considering-buying-armed-version-of-Israeli-drone-608131 India considering buying ‘armed versio...
by Roop
16 Nov 2019 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2820
Views: 473592

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

Here is a YT link listing the India-specific enhancements (ISE) to Rafale (I don't know how accurate it is, I simply offer it FWIW):

by Roop
07 Nov 2019 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 452924

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

An excellent program on NewsX about the visit of the EU observer team to J&K. Of course I'm biased, I think it's excellent because it agrees with my views 8) , but more to the point, I am sure this is roughly what MAD and Jaishanker were thinking when they decided to invite the EU team. tootOWpG...
by Roop
03 Nov 2019 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 2136

Re: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion

It would help if some of these acronyms are expanded/explained. What is OSD? What is EMD?
by Roop
31 Oct 2019 05:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1630
Views: 174138

Re: India-EU News & Analysis

Is Sweden wacko? On this topic (Europe and Islam) and relevant to the Mighty Mongolian's post above, I offer the following comment, which I copied from a blog a few years ago. I would love to give credit to the blog and the original author, but I can't because I don't have that info handy here. Any...
by Roop
31 Oct 2019 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2672
Views: 411926

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Beyond the beautiful red buses and the clean roads place is rotting due to demographics and is approaching purani dilli fast. Yup. The UK's big cities are, basically, Pakistan with indoor plumbing and good infrastructure. And things are getting worse, not better, because of demographics. Most of th...
by Roop
28 Oct 2019 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 452924

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

UlanBatori wrote:If I may wander into a rotten-tomato-throwing contest...


Ah come on, Ulan mian, tell the truth. You love wandering into these food-fights. It gives you a chance to battle-test your latest DRDO-issued chaff and flare dispensers. :D
by Roop
28 Oct 2019 06:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504056

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

A deafening silence - Irfan Husain But the attitude of the ummah is surprising: both on the left and right, Muslims have been like the proverbial ostriches. Poor Irfan mian is confused for no reason. The explanation is quite simple: if you criticise China, you'd better be prepared for serious pushb...
by Roop
28 Oct 2019 06:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11986
Views: 945987

Re: Levant crisis - III

this is the 3rd time I'm hearing about his death. ... Like a cat he seems to have 9 lives 6 more to go :rotfl: You're right, I was thinking the same myself. But there's something important to point out here. All the American public utterances on this have been to the effect that they believe GotUS ...
by Roop
27 Oct 2019 01:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 533656

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

The only reason the PAF decided to respond was not because of Balakot but the best laid plans at Chakoti and Muzaffarabad area in POK got destroyed on 26-Feb-19 morning. Our MEA for international opinion tried to omit these 2 strikes. Interesting theory. This question (what happened at Chakoti and ...
by Roop
21 Oct 2019 04:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504056

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

babaji reporting big action by IA/Arty in napakistan... Really don't think a forum like BRF should be giving any credence to news from such sources. What do you mean by "such sources"? What, in your opinion, makes BB unacceptable? In the past, in spite of some exaggerations/inaccuracies, ...
by Roop
14 Oct 2019 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2820
Views: 473592

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

I mean are Americans, Chinese and Russians fools to develop and induct dedicated stealth aircraft in their fleets. There is no evidence (and no reason to assume) that the Chinese or the Russians do actually have stealth capability. J-20 "stealth" is a joke. But this is the Rafale thread a...
by Roop
12 Oct 2019 01:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 919
Views: 103223

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

g.sarkar wrote:Turkey's dream of ruling the Ummah will remain just a dream...

So it turns out the Turks are basically just a bunch of Pakis, but a little less broke.
by Roop
12 Oct 2019 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 345569

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

No one in their right mind, not wedded to the industrial program, would pick the A-400 over the C-17 in that time-frame concerned. Or in any other time-frame, for that matter. The A-400 may turn out to be a fine plane some time in the future, after all the teething troubles (TT) are worked out, but...
by Roop
06 Oct 2019 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 143861

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

It's very well written. Yes, so much so that, on reading the article, I made an immediate donation to his site. I initially assumed that he was a desi (I figured, who but a desi would show such interest in the LCA program?), but no, he's a Brit. Being a Brit, he is inherently free of any pro-desi b...
by Roop
28 Sep 2019 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2672
Views: 411926

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The SC judgement is totally against the Westminster model. They simply over ruled the law as it stood for centuries. What we now have a rule by Judges in Britshit land. Serves them well anyway. I thought so too. Looks like a judicial coup on the executive in the absence of written Constipation. I a...
by Roop
26 Sep 2019 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 818681

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

kit wrote:( also there has been an espionage effort at stealing from TACDE establishment )


I was unaware of this. Could you please elaborate? TIA.
by Roop
23 Sep 2019 04:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3467
Views: 494167

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Energy import from US is a great move. Reduces our dependence on Iran (never felt comfortable with their blackmailing over Islamist issues and put us in direct conflict with Israel who public smiles apart was always grimacing at us), gets us to address US carping about trade balance, most important...
by Roop
23 Sep 2019 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 449
Views: 115558

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Most chaps who are bloviating about MWF etc don't even understand the flexibility the design is to offer. A wonderful post, Karan, and I love those pictures of the MWF mock-up, with one exception: that damned ugly refuelling probe stuck right up there in the pilot's normal line of sight. How realis...
by Roop
07 Sep 2019 05:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 452924

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

These are the OGW, thoroughly brainwashed ... OGW?? Re. deployment of Indian military forces in Afghanistan: I agree that we should avoid it if possible, however the decision is not IMO the obvious "slam dunk" no-brainer that some here are portraying it as. SBajwa has raised numerous exce...
by Roop
05 Sep 2019 06:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 73
Views: 7156

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK

I think this YouTube video is very relevant to this thread. I don't know who this guy (Aditya Satsangi) is but I hope like hell that he is right about the Democrats getting a thrashing in the US election next year.

by Roop
26 Aug 2019 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 108
Views: 23270

Re: India-France news

sanjaykumar wrote:In five years India won't need any veto cover in the UN or any other place.

Interesting. I am not necessarily disagreeing with you here, but I am curious to know what exactly you mean.
by Roop
22 Aug 2019 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 452924

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

That's a bit of stretch. "A bit of a stretch"? Hmmm... okay. It was Putin that nearly brought the world to the brink of WWIII. Putin's actions scared the other eastern European countries so much that they were calling for the US to make a show of force. Absolute rubbish! It was the reckle...
by Roop
22 Aug 2019 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 452924

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The real reason why this is "outrageous" and "shocking" for the honorary baki is not because of what was said but becuase that it was said so openly, recorded and put out on to the interweb to live for ever reminding the Indians of what the bakis really are at all levels. Till d...
by Roop
21 Aug 2019 06:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 452924

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

vijayk wrote:BTW ... what is OODA?



The acronym means "Observe - Orient - Decide - Act". Rather than trying to explain it here, I would suggest you look it up on Wikipedia.
by Roop
17 Aug 2019 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 452924

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

... the Russian Deputy Rep prior to entering the meeting did remark it was a bilateral matter. Well, it was wrong of Russia to say that. The fact is, all these things (Articles 370, 35A and related discussions) are an internal matter for India; nothing bilateral about it. I think we should be prepa...
by Roop
14 Aug 2019 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 452924

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Re. Christine Fair: ... and also hardline Christian atheist (which she is). No she isn't, she's Jewish (as she herself has said on occasion); but really, she's not a believer of any kind, she's an atheist left-wing Islam-pasand hater of conservatives. All the bile she spews against Trump and Republi...
by Roop
14 Aug 2019 02:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 452924

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Hi Pankaj, Some excellent posts from you. Your list of 5 points summarizes Paki's dilemma (what to do now?) very well. Also: One reason why Internet, Phone and TV service is down because they were used to foment, organize and spread mayhem. Bakis/Jihadi would push highly inflammatory messages and CT...
by Roop
09 Aug 2019 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 597810

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

BTW, this is all soooooo far away from the picture of pastoral simplicity, innocence, gentleness and utter integrity painted of Kashmiris in 1970s Bollywood. Which is what forms the opinions of most plains desis. Reminds me of Christianne Amanpour describing the Lashkar-e-Toiba as "Gentle secu...
by Roop
09 Aug 2019 10:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 291
Views: 59632

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Banditji's infatuation with the former USSR which began on his first visit in 1927 and is the root cause of the divergence of US & Indian interests over the subsequent 70+ years is causing vigorous debate on BRF 90+ years later!! Ain't that the truth!! Sometimes when I sit down calmly and think...
by Roop
09 Aug 2019 05:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504056

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^^^^ it suggests the Taliban think they’ll get what they want from Trump, and don’t want Pakistan to foul up the deal by moving the goalposts to include something about Kashmir. I was surprised (pleasantly surprised, of course) on reading that Taliban statement but I couldn't understand it. I think...
by Roop
09 Aug 2019 05:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 69129

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Lisa wrote:Just Control P to print and the whole article will appear!


Ah, nice to know, I didn't know that. Noted for future reference.
by Roop
08 Aug 2019 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 69129

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

The Mission Plan has already been approved to land an intrepid team at India's Antarctic base dressed as penguins. Something along the lines of their plans in the Kargil war, to send an F16 disguised as a flock of pigeons! We had a crack team of RAW agents on the forum in those days to detect these...
by Roop
07 Aug 2019 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 818681

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

Why is the ... SU-30MKI not getting any love these days? Not getting any love from whom? You need to distinguish the opinions of fickle/finicky internet fan-boys / ChairMarshalls / Keyboard Kommandos from the opinions of the only ones that count -- IAF combat pilots and planning authorities. Has an...
by Roop
07 Aug 2019 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3460
Views: 582011

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

They believe that arrival of Rafales (September 2019) ... I think it is worth reminding everyone that the Rafales will not "arrive" (in the sense of physical presence in India) until roughly May/June of 2020. The physical delivery of these aircraft will be to IAF officers in France. They ...
by Roop
07 Aug 2019 05:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3460
Views: 582011

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

sajaym wrote: BAT is now almost become Border Atmahatya Team.


:D Ha! I like it.
by Roop
29 May 2019 05:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2071
Views: 547500

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

sudeepj wrote:Whats MTI?


Moving Target Indication. The radar signal processor uses the Doppler shift to detect a moving target (as opposed to a stationary one).
by Roop
13 Apr 2019 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 533656

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

(emphasis mine) ... there are some voices from our side which are worth paying attention to , at least for rational debate to take place. I am talking about Praveen Sawhney This is your problem right here ... the fellow you quoted is not worth paying attention to. There are, of course, many other do...

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