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by Ravi Karumanchiri
18 Mar 2019 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3792
Views: 388961

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: 3792
Views: 388961

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: 3792
Views: 388961

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: 3792
Views: 388961

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: 3792
Views: 388961

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: 3792
Views: 388961

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: 3792
Views: 388961

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: 3792
Views: 388961

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...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
02 Mar 2019 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3792
Views: 388961

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Ravi, Take it easy. you are going legal with bigger terrorists., And King of Jordan! Every war since 1965 Jordan supplied US weapons to Pakistan and got away. Even these F-16s could be from Jordan stock. US knew fully well the F-16s originally supplied in mid 80s were to drop nukes on India. They s...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
02 Mar 2019 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 919
Views: 106627

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

The "21" reference is going to quite ironic when Lockheed meets IAF brass for presentations, tests, etc :D ^^^^^^^ That was funny! :D Lookit: I'm gonna simplify this whole MRCA contest. Which potential aircraft has the lowest wing loading? (Dry weight, over wing area)? If two aircraft hav...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
02 Mar 2019 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3792
Views: 388961

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Uh no. Pakis work as ,mercenaries for these arabs. Pakistan is their ummah brother and it will be extremely naive to expect that these muslim nations will care about anything like this as long as a lower grade momeen is fighting against kafir India. ^^^^^^^^^^ I'd worry about illicit transfers of d...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
02 Mar 2019 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3792
Views: 388961

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Okay - here's some forensic analysis. Here's an interesting Flightradar24 playback over the past 2 days - before and after the Terroristan airspace closure: https://twitter.com/tictoc/status/1101142521168740352 Please play the video and especially focus on events between 27 Feb between 4:20am and 4...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
02 Mar 2019 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3792
Views: 388961

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^sorry what video is being talked about..i am missing out completely. It's moving faster than i can process today Sir ji there is a propagaandu video, napakis prepared before they released WingCo. Its in bad taste you may not want to see it. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ It's not just "in bad taste" Whi...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
02 Mar 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3792
Views: 388961

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Don't worry ..the napakis have much more info ... names of pilots in which squadrons etc ... br db is helping no one. ^^^^^^^^^ I disagree strongly . How about someone take some responsibility? Act with care and caution? Show some respect? What a public listing like this enables is a potential 'do-...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
02 Mar 2019 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3792
Views: 388961

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/IamUmer1/status/1101524486778748928 Earlier I had written on the subject .. True, however 1. The psyops edited video will only impress the bakis and few nominal Indian who will grab at anything that can be used to put GOI/Modi down. 2. The tamasha will not play well with the res...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
28 Feb 2019 00:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125264

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

The airstrikes yesterday were on Muzaffarabad and Chakothi in addition to Balakot. One can understand why Balakot hogged the headlines. Is there any information on what was damaged in the other two targets? ^^^^^^^^^^^^ In fact, I'd like to have Lats and Longs (ideally in digital degrees, but I'll ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
25 Feb 2019 23:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155532

Re: Pulwama Attack

They can cite any clause but a default will wreck them, one way or the other. BRF has long analyzed the Pak behavior or propensity to attack India. Anytime, they are going through a tough patch (economically, morale wise) and see even the slightest improvement and need to feel superior, or think th...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
25 Feb 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 11027

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

<snip> ............ with a combined yield of over 100KT. ^^^^^^^^ All of that, delivered westward, will produce fallout traveling eastward. Those are just the facts of life. Exactly what are the prevailing winds like in this area? Could this flow be disrupted by the thermal impulse, and if so, how ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
21 Feb 2019 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion
Replies: 1343
Views: 85766

Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

Grand Canyon tourists exposed for years to radiation in museum building, safety manager says Dennis Wagner, Arizona Republic Published 8:56 a.m. MT Feb. 18, 2019 | Updated 9:23 a.m. MT Feb. 19, 2019 For nearly two decades at the Grand Canyon, tourists, employees, and children on tours passed by thr...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
08 Feb 2019 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3320
Views: 428021

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Here's the companion article..... Years of Warnings, Then Death and Disaster How the Navy failed its sailors. By Robert Faturechi, Megan Rose and T. Christian Miller Design by Xaquín G.V. February 7, 2019 ^^^^^^^^^^^ Includes excellent, detailed reporting, along with hard truths. Defin...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
08 Feb 2019 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3320
Views: 428021

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Fight the Ship Death and valor on a warship doomed by its own Navy. By T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose and Robert Faturechi Design by Xaquín G.V. February 6, 2019 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Very in depth article by ProPublica, which does very fine work IMO. I haven't read it all, but from what I have, it is w...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
24 Jan 2019 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2501
Views: 238225

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The silence of Nick Sandmann What America is missing about the confrontation between a MAGA-hatted teen and a Native American elder. By Anna North Jan 23, 2019, 10:40am EST What’s problematic from this larger incident, if you take [it] from the moment this goes viral to now, is that we easily dismi...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
22 Jan 2019 14:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Should we discontinue EVMs?
Replies: 2339
Views: 84301

Re: Should we discontinue EVMs?

IMO, EVMs should only be used in the following manner: Voter makes selections on electronic machine, which spits-out a paper ballot that includes a serial number tear-off "chit". The voter examines the paper ballot to verify it is marked correctly, and tears-off their "chit", bef...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
22 Jan 2019 14:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 826
Views: 130042

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

'The bed that saved me from the Taliban' Just over a year ago, Greek pilot Vasileios Vasileiou checked into a luxury hilltop hotel in Kabul. The Intercontinental was popular with foreign visitors - which is why, on 20 January, Taliban gunmen stormed it, killing at least 40 people. Vasileios explain...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
21 Jan 2019 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2501
Views: 238225

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^^^^^ No, you're wrong; and should consider if your version wasn't massaged by PR pros hired by these kid's parents. In Mr. Sandmann’s statement, which was released by a public relations firm, he said he remained “motionless and calm” in an effort to defuse the situation. “I realized everyone had ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
20 Jan 2019 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2501
Views: 238225

Re: Understanding the US - Again

US school apologises for students mocking elderly Native American Catholic school students may face expulsion for their behaviour at Indigenous Peoples March in Washington. "It is sad that we have a president who uses Native American women's names as racial slurs, and that's an example that th...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
18 Jan 2019 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2501
Views: 238225

Re: Understanding the US - Again

disha wrote:
hnair wrote: ...........


......... Alexandria Ocasia Cortez ....... is latino. And she is woman. And a stain. All the right credentials for 2020 presidential run.


^^^^^^^^^
What do you mean "a stain"?
by Ravi Karumanchiri
10 Jan 2019 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Disruptive Technologies List
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

Re: Disruptive Technologies List

The Markforged Metal Printers are unique in their approach. A part design is first enlarged by about 20%, and the part is printed using a variety of metal powders which are coated with polymers. The oversized part is then printed very quickly, and processed to remove the plastic, and finally run-th...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
09 Jan 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Disruptive Technologies List
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

Re: Disruptive Technologies List





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Any further development track for Kaveri engines is a dead-end, unless it leverages AM and CMCs.
by Ravi Karumanchiri
09 Jan 2019 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Disruptive Technologies List
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

Re: Disruptive Technologies List

The US and China are in a quantum arms race that will transform warfare Radar that can spot stealth aircraft and other quantum innovations could give their militaries a strategic edge. by Martin Giles January 3, 2019 <snip> Stealth spotter How quickly quantum advances will influence military power ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
08 Jan 2019 01:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 315
Views: 33538

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

Last night's 60 Minutes program from CBS in the US, was about an American inventor (with patents, of course), who is using an electron accelerator to 'smash' biomass (agricultural residues), probably in an oxygen-free environment so it doesn't combust. He is then processing the resulting material u...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
08 Jan 2019 01:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Disruptive Technologies List
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

Re: Disruptive Technologies List

^^^^^^^^^ Even bigger advances are just coming withing grasp, when we combine a number of these disruptive technologies to create absolutely novel products. Precision robotics and additive manufacturing are speeding-up the adoption of new materials; most promisingly, 'Ceramic Matrix Composites' whic...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
08 Jan 2019 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Disruptive Technologies List
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

Re: Disruptive technologies List

3-D printing ^^^^^^^^^^^ We call it 'Additive Manufacturing". According to ASTM there are currently 7 or so 'AM' technologies in use commercially; but everyone knows there are many more in labs, soon to be seen on the trade show floors. This is definitely a very "disruptive advance" ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
08 Jan 2019 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Disruptive Technologies List
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

Re: Disruptive Technologies List

Scientists discover how to harness the power of quantum spookiness by entangling clouds of atoms April 26, 2018 2.13pm EDT <snip> While entanglement may sound wacky, experiments have been able to show that it exists for many years now. It also has the potential to be exceptionally useful – particle...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
07 Jan 2019 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Disruptive Technologies List
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

Re: Disruptive Technologies List

nJ23gUjyBo0 g9NAUPbqAvE cID4fKraWkE ^^^^^^^ As I understand it, "Spintronics" are a bridging technology to practical quantum devices. Most press attention has been on "quantum computing" but the application of the technology is explained in overly superficial terms, so much so t...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
28 Dec 2018 23:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 315
Views: 33538

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

If Rakshaks spent just one tenth of their time learning about (or ideally engineering-installing) renewable sources of energy; as they do learning about (and engineering and building) weapons systems; India would have many fewer worries, to say the least. I'm not advocating the conversion of all swo...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
20 Dec 2018 22:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2884
Views: 484499

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Cross-posting this from earlier in the Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread... How Britain stole $45 trillion from India And lied about it. Jason Hickelby Jason Hickel 14 Dec 2018 There is a story that is commonly told in Britain that the colonisation of India - as horrible as it may have been - was not...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
20 Dec 2018 12:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 315
Views: 33538

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

(How did we miss this?.....) India’s first Cellulosic Alcohol Technology Demonstration Plant to be inaugurated http://www.dbtindia.nic.in/wp-content/uploads/Curtain-Raiser_2-604x270.jpg ....... <SNIP> However, the 2G-ethanol alcohol production technologies have struggled world-wide to be economicall...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
16 Dec 2018 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 739
Views: 105776

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

How Britain stole $45 trillion from India And lied about it. Jason Hickelby Jason Hickel 14 Dec 2018 There is a story that is commonly told in Britain that the colonisation of India - as horrible as it may have been - was not of any major economic benefit to Britain itself. If anything, the adminis...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
14 Dec 2018 07:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1022182

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Singha wrote:......<snip>........ rabinder singh ji must have changed his name and lives openly in virginia or such colonies of escaped agents.


Rabinder Singh is supposedly dead.

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