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by Roop
12 Jan 2021 15:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5718
Views: 807354

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Cain Marko wrote:Anyone in the Biden admin wanting to normalize ties with the Han are going to find it difficult after such steps.


Especially since it is now common knowledge that Xi owns Biden -- has him in his pocket. 8)
by Roop
15 Dec 2020 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33483

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Mort Walker wrote:Even Bush V. Gore in Dec. 2000 was resolved before the vote.


<edited by mod>

This is not the thread to discuss US elections and any fraud which may or may not have happened.
by Roop
13 Dec 2020 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 315
Views: 72753

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Cain Marko's post had a problem with the YT link. Here is the cleaned-up link:

by Roop
01 Dec 2020 07:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219357

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1332949930995019776?s=20 ---> Pre-flight check being performed on a HAL Tejas by an IAF pilot. This pre-flight procedure is used by almost all militaries across the world before starting the engine on the aircraft. Not just militaries. Commercial airline p...
by Roop
28 Nov 2020 09:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346666

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

Indranil wrote:Mk2/MWF will easily outrange Mk2.


That's a typo, I presume? You meant to say "will easily outrange M2K", right?
by Roop
26 Nov 2020 07:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219357

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

But no SPJs! I think SPJs (of one kind or another) will come with Mk1A, not earlier. Your basic point, however, is very valid -- the lack of SPJ capability is IMO the most serious operational weakness in the Tejas Mk1. The aircraft simply cannot venture into even contested (let alone hostile) airsp...
by Roop
25 Nov 2020 06:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1551
Views: 150557

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

No reason to ideologically bash Russian hardware & purchases (also no reason to stick with Russian hardware & purchases like Phillip-ji) ... When you have no other options, you take what you get. As simple as that. No need to blame the Russians or IN folks or bureaucrats An excellent summar...
by Roop
17 Nov 2020 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4250
Views: 1242531

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Hi Karan M: Is it true that the QRSAM is just another avatar of Astra? i.e. Astra seeker/guidance electronics in a larger frame?
by Roop
17 Nov 2020 07:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219357

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

https://twitter.com/IndiaToday/status/1288408319233675264?s=20 ---> Air Marshal (Retd) PS Ahluwalia on the difference between Rafale and Mirage-2000 in terms of capabilities. An excellent little video, but I would say the gist of it was not the difference between Mirage 2000 and Rafale, but between...
by Roop
17 Nov 2020 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 315
Views: 72753

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Noob Q - how do we protect signatures of our aircraft and submarines in such exercises What do you mean by "signatures of our aircraft and submarines"? If you mean radar / sonar signatures (i.e. how a foreign radar / sonar system will "see" your vehicle) then there is no way to ...
by Roop
15 Nov 2020 05:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy Diwali!
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: Happy Diwali!

Yes, Happy Diwali to all!
by Roop
14 Nov 2020 07:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

No GoI organization works that way ... I don't know what you mean by "works that way"; you are trying to refute something Picklu said, but it's not clear what. IAC, I agree with Picklu -- GoI appears to have finally realized the importance of some healthy PR. Not lies, mind you, nothing b...
by Roop
06 Nov 2020 07:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 759258

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

Second batch of IAF #Rafale aircraft arrived in India at 8:14 pm on 04 Nov 20 after flying non-stop from France.


Holy kanoli, Batman! Non-stop from France? That's a LONG flight.
by Roop
29 Oct 2020 12:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887712

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Even today, It's vietnam that is benefitting from the US Cheena economic war. Not India who is still scared of the US. I can understand why from reading the comments here. :D You're right! There is an extreme level of anti-American paranoia on display here, as if Modi and Doval were completely inco...
by Roop
28 Oct 2020 06:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887712

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

...and EF the commie lefties here. They keep whining about how Russia is our life long friend.. But ask these leftist losers, what have WE done to help Russia? NOTHING! We have not helped Russia either losers! Leftist Desies have no principles, no values, no courage to even stand up for people who ...
by Roop
20 Oct 2020 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

fanne wrote:Zimble only read baba tweet 4 vs 7.


I would love to, if you would be so kind as to provide a link. Thanks in advance.

I like to read BB's tweets; I give him more credit than what he generally seems to get from other Rakshaks. 8)
by Roop
13 Oct 2020 13:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219357

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

... Our too-cautious & must-never-fail approach was one of the reasons why the Tejas took as long as it did. ... This is true, but I will here cite the old comic strip Pogo: "We have met the enemy and he is us". Let us remember that the "too cautious and must never fail" app...
by Roop
13 Oct 2020 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Farooq, Omar, Mehbooba who have vested interest need to be put out of media access immediately. They need a hell of a lot more than that. If Farooq Abdullah's statement is really some kind of a wink/nod of encouragement to China, he has committed treason and should be put up against the wall in fro...
by Roop
04 Oct 2020 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: POTUS tested Positive for COVID19 - Implications for the World
Replies: 25
Views: 4182

Re: POTUS tested Positive for COVID19 - Implications for the World

Others are reporting doctors are lying and he is on oxygen. It is unthinkable (at least to me) that any self-respecting doctor worth his/her professional oath would come out and lie to the public about the health of the President. What they may do (and what these doctors clearly did at this press c...
by Roop
03 Oct 2020 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1096902

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

You know, DavidD is a nice guy and all, and unfailingly polite in his debates here, and I commend him for that -- but really are we taking seriously his question of "Why would China pick a fight with India for no reason? What do they have to gain by it?" The answer to this question is so o...
by Roop
03 Oct 2020 04:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4250
Views: 1242531

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Indranil wrote:Igorr, love to see you back.


Agreed.

Igorr, it's at least 15 years since I last saw you on this forum. Welcome back. All we need now is for Avraam to show up here again. :)
by Roop
29 Sep 2020 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4250
Views: 1242531

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The mythical Han rocket force will now get its teeth punched in if they try something beyond their propaganda videos. Why "mythical"? Are you saying PLA rocket forces don't exist, that it is all a gigantic HAN propagandu bluff? Or is your statement just an effort to give the PLA "H&a...
by Roop
28 Sep 2020 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

We're pretty inscrutable for the Chinese too. ... They do not understand what we're up to. According to their logic, we should clearly see that we are inferior, give up and bow ourselves to their will. Just as the Pakis did. :D Seriously, I think they have been getting advice from the Pakis about h...
by Roop
25 Sep 2020 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1360302

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

This, to me, still remains a classic, and one of the most beautiful aircraft built so far. Agreed. I think the original (i.e. pre-upgrade) Mig-21 single-seater was one of the most beautiful planes made. Of course, aesthetics is a matter of personal choice -- what's beautiful to me may not be so to ...
by Roop
25 Sep 2020 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

He points out a 9-12:1 ratio to dislodge a defender in the mountains. However, PGM from aircraft as was done in Kargil can make a significant difference. IAF airstrikes (PGM) in Kargil were not directed at Paki infantry positions, they were directed at the Muntho Dalo supply depot. Once the supply ...
by Roop
24 Sep 2020 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5718
Views: 807354

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Roop wrote:
Cain Marko wrote:Tucker Carlson interviewed her...but nothing else that I noticed.


Palki Sharma interviewed her on WION for about 30 minutes.



Edited: Added YT link.
by Roop
23 Sep 2020 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5718
Views: 807354

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Cain Marko wrote:
Gyan wrote:Is there any traction in USA about claim of Dr. Li Meng that Coronavirus is man-made?


https://twitter.com/iabhinavKhare/statu ... 19968?s=19

Tucker Carlson interviewed her...but nothing else that I noticed.


Palki Sharma interviewed her on WION for about 30 minutes.
by Roop
23 Sep 2020 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5718
Views: 807354

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Don't forget the history here. Mitch McConnell had absolutely refused to even consider Obama's nominee for the Supreme court in 2016 after Anthony Scalia died ... The history actually goes back a lot further than that. Robert Bork (1987), Clarence Thomas (1990, I think, or maybe 1991). That's what ...
by Roop
22 Sep 2020 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2394
Views: 384124

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Moved over from the Tejas thread.... By the way, it is funny to read that many in BRF have negative views on the F-21. No kidding! It is just that many in BRF believe (like a number in the IAF do) that what value does the F-21 bring over the Rafale? If, by "value", you mean technical/tact...
by Roop
21 Sep 2020 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Did you wonder why I wrote this? Yes, I did wonder. And I'm still wondering. I'm probably just dense, but I have no idea what you're trying to say here. China can hit us in places A, B and C so... what? What should we do about it? You failed to specify anything, so the conclusion I drew, reasonably...
by Roop
19 Sep 2020 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Today the DBO airfield is 30 km from Chinese positions - well within artillery range. The Darbuk–Shyok-DBO Road is 7 km from Chinese positions - well within mortar ranges. Okay, but what you are implying (or hypothesizing about) is a situation where the Chinese "go kinetic" (start a serio...
by Roop
19 Sep 2020 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

D.Mahesh wrote:We lost ground badly in 1962 simply because of misdeployment & v.v.poor leadership.


That, plus the fact that the PLA of 1962 was much tougher and more battle-hardened than today's PLA.
by Roop
17 Sep 2020 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

schinnas wrote:... Even the Cheeni attempts to save face or do psyops have succeeded. ...


:?: This has got to be a typo on your part. Surely you mean "have not succeeded"???
by Roop
14 Sep 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

From the Sunday Guardian:

Foreign diplomats praise India’s strong stand against China

They feel the head-on confrontation has enhanced India’s image as a ‘strong’ nation.

https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/foreign-diplomats-praise-indias-strong-stand-china
by Roop
13 Sep 2020 15:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Despite what Nitin Gokhale and Vishnu Som say, I am convinced that we do, in fact, have possession and control of Black Top as well as Helmet Top. Our public denials of that are just a negotiating position we (i.e. GoI) are taking for some chankian purpose. To be clear, I am not accusing NG and VS o...
by Roop
13 Sep 2020 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://www.theindianhawk.com/2020/09/s-jaishankar-set-bottomline-amid-heated-talks.html LAC face-off: Jaishankar set bottomline amid ‘heated’ talks with China NEW DELHI: Foreign minister S Jaishankar plainly told his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, during the talks that ended late on Thursday evenin...
by Roop
11 Sep 2020 09:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219357

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

sivab wrote:At 1:04:00 announcer says the thrust of engine is 9t (88kN).


I believe he was referring to Tejas there.
by Roop
11 Sep 2020 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The only possible move for them is to get into a short sharp conflict, kill a few Indians, declare victory and declare unilateral ceasefire. And you think this would "work" for them because... why??? Your scenario would only work for the Chinese if India meekly and obediently acquiesced i...
by Roop
10 Sep 2020 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Whoa! We have finally made them go kinetic? Against the IA who commands higher ground where the defender has 4 to 1 advantage? And against a IAF with more and closer bases whose planes can carry full load unlike their few from the rarified air of the plateau? ... I hate to sound like a warmonger bu...
by Roop
08 Sep 2020 08:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725378

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020- Part 2

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:Tomorrow if the politicians in Congress realize that Nationalism is the only game in town ...


If they realized this they would not be in the Congress party. You are asking for the impossible.

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