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by Ravi Karumanchiri
13 Apr 2019 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2158
Views: 296541

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

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by Ravi Karumanchiri
11 Apr 2019 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^^^^^^^^^ srin, All that you say is true. 1008% true. But I think you are forgetting about the need to scapegoat someone for the impending economic disaster and attendant collapse of order. Fault will need to fall somewhere, no? Where can this fault, conceivably fall? There is only one place, by m...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
11 Apr 2019 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

So far, by my count, I am the only one to say coup within a month; except for Vips who might envision something coup-like within a 3-6 months timeframe. As a practical matter: If it comes-off within two months, I'll still feel like I won this (non) bet, because I'll have guessed closer to the date. ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
11 Apr 2019 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2133
Views: 321063

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

Pakistan Pilots Trained To Fly Rafales? Report Raises Worry For India Pakistani pilots being exposed to the Rafale platform could be problematic for the Indian Air Force, which receives its first Rafale jets in September this year All India | Written by Vishnu Som | Updated: April 11, 2019 10:24 IS...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
10 Apr 2019 08:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95678

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Related (perhaps) reading on the topic (I just read about): The "Laser Broom" , which could perhaps also be replicated with a MW device. DEWs are definitely a possibility (though I haven't followed this thread or topic that closely). Regarding a different topic raised by a remark above; (w...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
10 Apr 2019 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^^^^^^^^ IMO It's time to start the 'coup clock'. I give it less than a month. Probably a false-flag scenario: Some jihadi will get through all the security the PMO's office could muster (much of which will vanish in the last 30 seconds of the regime, only to return promptly after the follow-up bl...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
10 Apr 2019 04:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakistan Premier: ‘No Use’ for Armed Militias Anymore By Jeffrey Gettleman April 9, 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — His country nearly went to war with a neighboring enemy six and a half times its size. Militants lurk in religious schools and in the countryside. And with inflation soaring and debt ballo...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
10 Apr 2019 01:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

IAF got Su7s shortly before 71 conflict due to deal struck by IG. They had a couple of years to familiarize themselves etc. Instead of a slow and steady process, they went all out per what I heard. Fighters were flown non stop, pilot, crew proficiency was top aim. Russians shocked, told us total te...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
10 Apr 2019 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

There is a PBS show on US post Civil War period Reconstruction hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Prof at Harvard. Would be good to see. Later I would like to discuss my theory. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ It premiers tonight on PBS stations broadcasting into the US and Canada (where a lot of PBS donors live). You...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
04 Apr 2019 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

A black woman was beaten by a white man with a gun. Police charged her with damaging his truck. L’Daijohnique Lee was going the wrong way down a one-way street in the Deep Ellum neighborhood on March 21. She was dropping off a friend, she said. Austin Shuffield, 30, was trying to leave a parking lo...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
02 Apr 2019 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95678

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Ravi, what was the point of the over-large font size for the title? I edited it but please be more aware in the future. I didn't realize there was a style guide for BRF. Setting-up the title of an article in large, bold font is just my habit; I do it everywhere. No emphasis was intended. Please not...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
02 Apr 2019 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95678

Re: Indian ASAT Test

NASA Says Debris From India’s Antisatellite Test Puts Space Station at Risk NEW DELHI — NASA has criticized India for the antisatellite test it carried out with great fanfare last week, saying it was riskier than officials claimed and created debris that could threaten the International Space Stati...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
01 Apr 2019 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 725097

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

India space launch: One rocket, 29 satellites, three orbits The Indian space agency places domestic and foreign satellites in three orbits on a single flight. India has successfully placed a domestic intelligence-gathering satellite as well as smaller satellites from other countries in three differ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
01 Apr 2019 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians
Replies: 132
Views: 18820

Re: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians

Facebook removes dozens of Indian, Pakistani pages Total of 805 pages, accounts linked to Indian opposition party, Pakistani military removed for 'inauthentic behaviour'. an hour ago Facebook has removed more than 1,100 pages, groups and accounts from India and Pakistan because of "coordinated...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
29 Mar 2019 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 767
Views: 57442

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

I didn't know where else to post this; it isn't precisely under the category implied by the thread title; but oh, I do love the nice infographics.....! These are all the world's major religions in one map China and India are huge religious outliers https://assets.weforum.org/editor/ofWYk6NgSPgdqMJy3...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
29 Mar 2019 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I don't know where else to post this.... I guess this classifies as "Russian Weapons....." in a cyber-warfare / info-warfare hybrid kind of sense.... US House Intelligence Committee Examines Russian Election Intereference and Tactics https://www.c-span.org/video/?459258-1/house-intelligenc...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
28 Mar 2019 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakistan: No links found in probe of Indian Pulwama dossier Islamabad says the allegation that Pakistani groups were involved in Kashmir suicide attack was unsubstantiated. by Asad Hashim 4 hours ago Islamabad, Pakistan - Pakistan says it has conducted initial investigations into a dossier provided...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
28 Mar 2019 01:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Respectfully, I'm talking physics here, as in the laws of physics preclude the official story (the free-fall speed of collapse of WTC N&S Towers defies the laws of physics, unless there were explosives destroying the building). Those 4 videos I posted speak for themselves. I don't know why this ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
28 Mar 2019 01:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^^^^^^^^^ ricky_v and vera_k, There is much in the way of ‘proper guidance’ in your remarks immediately above. Please note that I would concur: It matters little, who the actual candidate is; that there is a ‘System’ at work here, and so it’s the system that must be addressed to make positive chan...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
27 Mar 2019 23:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Excuse me (not trying to be argumentative here), but none of my points were “to the man” but rather to his arguments or lack thereof. What labels I did apply, I did so with reasoned foundation drawing upon Mort’s own arguments, or lack thereof; not by way of name-calling, but rather of “calling him ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
27 Mar 2019 12:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Better

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I thought we were discussing presidential politics, but OK, I’ll play this game… While the ‘power of the purse’ may indeed be in the hands of Congress (both houses, in different ways); the POTUS is ‘commander and chief’ of the military and as such, controls the military/defense dimens...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
27 Mar 2019 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Kamala Harris is already the highest polling Democratic party POTUS candidate who happens to be a woman. In this "Me Too" era, that de facto means she's headed to the WH, at the very least as VP. Spoken like the ISPR pindi-chana Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor ‏ :rotfl: :lol: :rotfl: Ooooh, an ad ho...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
27 Mar 2019 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

<snip> Pete Buttigieg (was a long shot, now coming into limelight. Fervent Episcopalian with possible EJ tendencies). Pete Buttigieg is married to a man, and so I have to question his "possible EJ tendencies". Make no mistake: His gayness is not hurting him for 2020. The way the Democrati...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
27 Mar 2019 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

KH doing superb oversight of the shambolic Kavanaugh hearings (which, for many American women, was their first look at her)... 36o48XbcuFM KH cornering Brett Kavanaugh, from which he came-out tarred and feathered with his own lies.... G5n7aU5XuyY KH chewing on Mark Zuckerburg..... 4A6HEfG9xF4
by Ravi Karumanchiri
27 Mar 2019 04:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Except for the name (Camilla misspelled) I don't see why KH is of any interest to desis. She is an AA candidate, but that is no compliment to AA. Watch her Senate Committee Hearing performances and you'll see the shrill hollowness. (of course breathlessly praised as "Prosecutorial Sharpenss&qu...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
27 Mar 2019 04:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Kamala Devi is a non starter and will throw SDREs under a bus much like everyone else. Her personal life is entirely relevant showing that she is unprincipled as Orange-utan, Bobby Jindal or Nimrata. I’ll take Tulsi Devi anyday over Kamala and the rest of the gang. ^^^^^^ I'll bet you dollars to do...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
27 Mar 2019 02:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

While other 'Khanlander Rakshaks were busy trading unsubstantiated and immaterial tabloid-"quality" gossip on Kamala Harris (whose career path and accomplishments speak volumes more than slutshaming BS about her personal life)............. I was watching one of the rare press conferences o...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
25 Mar 2019 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Singha wrote:................. <snip>..........
Its well known in apartheid era, denel and SA in general was offering lucrative terms to euro weapon scientists
Gerard bull was one. Took his ghn45 design to create the g5

^^^^^^^^^^
Gerald Bull was Canadian. 8)
by Ravi Karumanchiri
23 Mar 2019 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Kindly remember, the whole point of disinfo is to mix truth and lies. I don't know whoever is tweeting whatever; I don't follow tweetar. Somehow, it seems beneath the dignity of BRF to spend so much time/attention on one unattributed tweetar-stream. It seems like a distraction. Is this really the be...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
23 Mar 2019 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260748

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I watched/listened to this today on C-SPAN. Author Dr. Jonathan Metzl spoke about his new book "Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland". He's done the research, and it's proven: They've got real problems, and they're making them worse. Dr....
by Ravi Karumanchiri
18 Mar 2019 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

mmasand... bhaisaheb. I am trying to understand why Pakis are so spooked that the airspace is still closed more than the discomfort/suffering aspect. Do the Pakis know something which we ar BRF dont !? ^^^^^^^ This must be a counter-surveillance initiative. Their particular problem is that the TSP ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
09 Mar 2019 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Thats 10 year old article. Maybe Israel implemented in their Bunker Buster Oh, definitely. Further reading... https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/kinetic-fireball-incendiary-kfi-munitions-goodness-gracious-great-balls-of-fire/ The actual patent... https://patents.justia.com/patent/8495959
by Ravi Karumanchiri
09 Mar 2019 06:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

My chai whallah's wholesaler has a new cashier, who is very chatty.

Conversation goes in every direction, which is nice.

Casually (but I think purposefully), she reminded me of something I forgot, long, long ago.
by Ravi Karumanchiri
06 Mar 2019 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

OT but relevant...... (begging mods indulgence, the following concerns all Rakshaks, not just mods).... Why content moderators fall for conspiracy theories ADDED BY ME: While this article concerns Facebook's 'Content Moderators'; the lessons and observations are applicable to beobles scouring the in...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
06 Mar 2019 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Next time need to use mother/ father of all bombs to make it an open and shut case of jhappad to bakis. ^^^^^^^^^ To satisfy all the doubters, next time, why not add a small but potent "dye pack" to the warhead? DRDO could deploy multiple colours, using the same 'SPICE-2000' guidance kits...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
06 Mar 2019 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Watch it and comment. In war games , paki NASR comes out dud. Pakis can not use it against Cold start. I think gurus here can better understand and comment. Nice talk, someone with better knowledge of deterrence might want to comment. ^^^^^^^^ I'll give it a shot in the dark....... As with all such...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
06 Mar 2019 06:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

#2 The SPICE bombs may well have been fed with similar imagery and clustered at a specific place, like you said with fusing set for different floors. ... Gurudev(s) Some clarification on the above point. Is SPICE 2000 just a PGM kit that you strap on to a "dumb" bomb OR is it a bomb in it...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
02 Mar 2019 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542044

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ No, it's just that now that India has gone "pre-emptive" on terror camps, they're coming to terms with the fact they're a target-rich environment. As a result, they're very weary of what's overhead. They've got to re-group and contemplate. They feel exposed, and don't know ho...

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