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by Ravi Karumanchiri
17 Sep 2019 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327466

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

DemoCraps have turned over the party to Islamist and communist. They won't change. Tulsi is in wrong party. Correct. They have become the urban naxal party of America. Organisers hope to keep the September 22 rally non-partisan , with a cultural performance planned and invited speakers including St...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
17 Sep 2019 05:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1998
Views: 217231

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

I realize this animation below concerns Mars, and things would have to work differently for the moon; but 'still and all' this shows the usage of those balloon/bags I mentioned above....

by Ravi Karumanchiri
17 Sep 2019 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1998
Views: 217231

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

FROM QUORA (linked above), UNEDITED.................................. (just sayin') What programming languages are used at ISRO? 4 Answers Prateek Sharma Prateek Sharma, Scientist at Indian Space Research Organisation (2014-present) Updated Aug 31, 2017 · Upvoted by Anuj Jagtap, works at Indian Spac...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
16 Sep 2019 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1998
Views: 217231

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Is there any way to calculate the surface effects of those four powerful 800 N engines, on the way down? (Or the single, center one, at the last moment?) Is it possible that they kicked-up enough lunar dust to confound the imaging and insert errors into calculations? Could a rising dust cloud confus...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
16 Sep 2019 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 915237

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Thank you JayS for your response above. You've raised good points and I'm grateful. Were I to guess, I'd say the reason aircraft fuselage aren't dimpled like golf balls is down to concerns about metal fatigue and sheer/tear propagation. If the aluminium used is only as thick as it needs to be to con...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
16 Sep 2019 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1998
Views: 217231

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^^^^^^^^^^^ Python supports Computer Vision. The entire mission relied on imagery scanned by the orbiter and even by the lander on it's way down. 'Crunching' that in real-time is a feat for Python onleee. With Python, robotics and other factory automation solutions are more easily paired, when every...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
28 Aug 2019 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 915237

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

In depth and full-flavoured detail on SCREECH (from Newfoundland). Also was wondering... Just as golf balls are dimpled which makes them fly further than they would otherwise, AND just as certain metal finishes that produce a sputtered or shot-blasted surface texture that is rough and uneven ... MIG...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
09 Aug 2019 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: United States - Human Rights Monitor
Replies: 225
Views: 17283

Re: United States - Human Rights Monitor

In the United States, even their much vaunted 'Constitutional Rights' are conditional......... to be exercised at one's own (mortal) risk....

by Ravi Karumanchiri
09 Aug 2019 03:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: United States - Human Rights Monitor
Replies: 225
Views: 17283

Re: United States - Human Rights Monitor

Amnesty issues travel warning for US over 'rampant gun violence' Rights groups cautions visitors to the US, saying Washington is 'unwilling to ensure protection against gun violence'. A prominent human rights group has issued a travel warning for the United States following two mass shootings that ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
29 Jul 2019 22:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ You know: I haven't been following this thread or even BRF in general, lately, because of the overtly unprofessional discourse, the insults, the smearing of meanings to intentionally misconstrue or mislead or mis-characterize, etc. Here in Canada, we get so little summer, I wouldn't wa...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
29 Jul 2019 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197103

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

PBS 'After Words' (book review TV interview) with Richard Clarke, re: his new book "The Fifth Domain" (of warfare, i.e. cyberspace). Takeaway: US weapons systems are "easily hackable" and weren't kept updated from a defensive standpoint, because the focus of "Cyber Command&q...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
04 Jul 2019 06:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: United States - Human Rights Monitor
Replies: 225
Views: 17283

Re: United States - Human Rights Monitor

United States involvement in regime change United States involvement in regime change has entailed both overt and covert actions aimed at altering, replacing, or preserving foreign governments. In the latter half of the 19th century, the U.S. government initiated actions for regime change mainly in...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
04 Jul 2019 05:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: United States - Human Rights Monitor
Replies: 225
Views: 17283

Re: United States - Human Rights Monitor

[From] June 6, 2007 The Secret History of the American Empire John Perkins talked about his book, The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption, published by Dutton. It is a follow-up to his 2005 book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
24 Jun 2019 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3600
Views: 571741

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

LISTEN LIVE ON C-SPAN.... ***RIGHT NOW*** (look for it in the C-SPAN archive later, if you're reading this after an hour from now....) Conversation with Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Asad Majeed Khan Moderator: George Perkovich @ the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C. htt...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
07 Jun 2019 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347766

Re: Understanding the US - Again

All true but to which the average American will ask innocently (as I once heard an American General ask at a meeting): How many wars have the French and Canadians won, again with all that high knowledge and wisdom? Red White and Blue: These colors don't run Stand Your Ground! (Florida law.) Every h...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
06 Jun 2019 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430891

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The quickest way to do this, would be to build-in a small port into the rear-bottom of the 737, and to eject the Nirbhay out this rear-bottom port; let it drop 20 meters and then ignite the motor well away from the 737. Internal carriage, loading into a launch cylinder that is pu...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
06 Jun 2019 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347766

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Before that time, if the Saudis et al. begin to price their petroleum in Euros (or another currency); that'll be the early death of the USD. Wasn't Saddam trying to do the same, it probably being main reason for GW1? Karthik S, Yes, that's right. Saddam in his 'thrashing about' had threatened to pr...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
05 Jun 2019 02:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I truly don't mean to be a "party pooper" and a rain-cloud/wet-blanket, etc.; but I've gotta counsel...... I can't help but think that there's people posting in this thread with a lot of confidence in not knowing what they don't know. That's not to say that I know anything i...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
05 Jun 2019 00:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347766

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^^^^ kit, you are 1008% correct. DT thinks that Germany will buy US-made mal, and he thinks this is a "jobs program", even though military expenditures are exactly the worst investments to make if one is concerned with jobs. This is because military hardware and supplies and materiel, ar...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
04 Jun 2019 00:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pulwama, Balakot And The Aftermath – An Analysis With 20-20 Hindsight -Doc http://www.swatantramag.in/?p=2288 <SNIP> Terrorists are no longer able to freely chose a time and place for their dastardly deeds – so the timing was probably simply a coincidence. <SNIP> Bloody brilliant overview. ^^^^^^^^...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
14 May 2019 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347766

Re: Understanding the US - Again

syam wrote:mm. . I have small pooch. .........<snip>.......... what is core us state?


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by Ravi Karumanchiri
14 May 2019 04:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The Indian Air Force, Sub-Conventional operations and Balakot: A practitioner’s perspective Arjun Subramaniam ABSTRACT India’s employment of offensive air power in sub-conventional operations has evolved rather slowly for several reasons, primary of which is the quest for restraint in the applicati...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
10 May 2019 21:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Time to lock thread ? Don't think so. The topic is witnessing new information coming out of late. In addition to that, this thread is also a good compendium of 'counter-narrative' being peddled. To question the IAF and by extension, the present government. Let it remain but keep the discussion focu...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
07 May 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 351
Views: 60643

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

How Chinese Spies Got the N.S.A.’s Hacking Tools, and Used Them for Attacks https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/05/06/us/politics/06dc-hack/merlin_63424340_1b67f0d3-4117-4edc-a51b-34ed5ecd6e42-superJumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp The server room at Symantec in Culver City, Calif. The company pr...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
04 May 2019 05:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Perhaps OT, but this whole episode made me wish that we still had some Foxbats flying. might be our simplest solution to awacs neutralisation... atleast the Mig31 There is an inherent advantage to that kind of speed and service ceiling; it provides excellent shots and lots of warning. As such, the ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
04 May 2019 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327466

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

X-posting this from the Operation Balakot thread; at ramana's request... When will we get info on the other two targets hit, I have a feeling that there was a strategic signal sent to our neighbour, which would be diluted if publised ^^^^^^^^^^^ Can someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but..... W...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
02 May 2019 20:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sir, what you have said is one way of looking at it, i.e. the positivism. The skeptic in me looks at it with a healthy dose of worry. JMT, diplomacy works with a scratch the back policy. I do not for a second believe Unkil is spending its leverage on China for India without getting something in ret...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
01 May 2019 21:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sir if that is the case, shouldn't we have spent this diplomatic capital on something more valuable like a permanent seat at the high table? I wonder what we are conceding to Unkil for pushing this and how many of our indigenous projects will suffer to order Rafales from France. Forgive me; but I t...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
01 May 2019 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430891

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Is there an air-launched version of Nirbhay?

If not, why not?
by Ravi Karumanchiri
01 May 2019 19:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

<snip> Most facts point towards IAF doing the same thing. IAF hit the training camp in such a way, that they proved they could have hit it, but missed by intention. Point was not to destroy any infrastructure, just to drive home a point that India is calling off the nuclear bluff. India can start a...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
01 May 2019 19:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

When will we get info on the other two targets hit, I have a feeling that there was a strategic signal sent to our neighbour, which would be diluted if publised ^^^^^^^^^^^ Can someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but..... We have not seen a definitive proof of life of Masood Azhar since Balakot...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
26 Apr 2019 20:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Glad to see this thread back open. There really was no other related thread in which to post this (which I wanted to do some weeks ago). It bears watching. Reserve any judgement until at least hearing the panel participants introduced. This was from April 10... oqHCsa-uQRA Further consider: If it is...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
13 Apr 2019 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 406097

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

<deleted, because I just noticed, this was already mentioned immediately above>
by Ravi Karumanchiri
11 Apr 2019 12:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

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: 2370
Views: 388814

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: 868
Views: 110655

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

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 Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755606

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...

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