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by Ravi Karumanchiri
14 Nov 2018 01:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1947
Views: 162707

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Megachurch pastor tells church to stop going to yoga, because of its 'demonic roots' USA Today NetworkAlissa Zhu, Springfield News-Leader Published 11:33 a.m. ET Nov. 12, 2018 | Updated 1:49 p.m. ET Nov. 13, 2018 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A pastor of an Assemblies of God megachurch recently took aim at yo...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
01 Nov 2018 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1947
Views: 162707

Re: Understanding the US - Again

In U.S.-India Trade, Trump Sees Only Harley-Davidson <SNIP> Yet Mr. Trump has voiced little interest in such policy questions or the rounds of negotiations that have kept the two countries from an all-out trade war. Instead, he has been publicly riveted by one small pawn in the game: India’s tariff...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
18 Oct 2018 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 567
Views: 66426

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Exposed by Michael: Climate Threat to Warplanes at Coastal Bases By Dave Philipps Oct. 17, 2018 When Hurricane Michael wrecked much of Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Fla., last week, the storm exposed a significant military vulnerability. The base’s F-22 stealth fighter jets may be unmatc...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
17 Oct 2018 00:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 303
Views: 29058

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

New material raises hopes for cheap renewable energy storage Ivan Semeniuk Science Reporter Published March 24, 2016 Updated May 16, 2018 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/resizer/EiTBl7jlkwqEarTKiv86YIZIGRE=/1200x0/filters:quality(80)/arc-anglerfish-tgam-prod-tgam.s3.amazonaws.com/public/YWGPGCT375C...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
16 Oct 2018 07:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 303
Views: 29058

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy By Akshat Rathi in Switzerland August 18, 2018 mmrwdTGZxGk <SNIP> About 96% of the world’s energy-storage capacity comes in the form of one technology: pumped hydro. Whenever generation exceeds demand, the excess electricity i...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
16 Oct 2018 04:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 567
Views: 66426

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Cyber Tests Showed 'Nearly All' New Pentagon Weapons Vulnerable To Attack, GAO Says October 9, 20185:14 PM ET [READ THE GAO REPORT HERE] Passwords that took seconds to guess, or were never changed from their factory settings. Cyber vulnerabilities that were known, but never fixed. Those are two com...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
15 Oct 2018 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 567
Views: 66426

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The Pentagon's Weapons Are 'Easily Hacked' With 'Basic Tools' A new government report reveals that it took hackers just one hour to gain access to a weapon system, and the Pentagon didn't change the default password on "multiple" systems. America’s newest weapon systems—the F-35 jet, miss...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
13 Oct 2018 01:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1947
Views: 162707

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Just when I thought that DJT couldn't possibly debase the USA's institutions any further; after having installed FFFFF Bart Kavanaugh to the SCOTUS...

.... he has an Oval Office sit-down with Kanye.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?452879-1/ ... val-office
:eek:
by Ravi Karumanchiri
12 Oct 2018 04:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Role in Global Terrorism
Replies: 1877
Views: 174536

Re: Pakistani Role in Global Terrorism

The Billion Dollar Criminal A year-long operation by law enforcers in five countries to bring down the world's most wanted money launderer. 04 Oct 2018 09:15 GMT Mexico, Crime, Taliban, Pakistan, Al-Qaeda Altaf Khanani is a wanted man. He leads a syndicate that launders billions of dollars for the ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
09 Oct 2018 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 535
Views: 43209

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Why do countries want to buy the Russian S-400?

The system is an upgrade to the S-300, which Syria recently purchased, with potential clients such as India and Turkey.
by Yarno Ritzen
by Ravi Karumanchiri
05 Oct 2018 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 535
Views: 43209

CAATSA...? (Shooting one's self in one's own cowboy-booted foot.)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The bigger picture makes this clear: They can't sell the F35 to any operator of the S400, because that would give too much opportunity for the S400s/(and so, the Russians), to compile a multi-aspect "radar signature library", thus compromising its stealth. This pro...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
04 Oct 2018 04:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1947
Views: 162707

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The origin myth of DJT has been busted. The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s. By DAVID BARSTOW, SUSAN...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
30 Sep 2018 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4656
Views: 284457

Re: Deterrence

^^^^^^^^^ Your link is broken (because it includes your logged-in session routing, not available to anyone else). I think you meant to link-to this....

by Ravi Karumanchiri
30 Sep 2018 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4861
Views: 918666

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

This gives me an idea. Rather than having a missile-versus-missile seeking a kinetic intercept of the target missile head-on; how about an anti-missile missile that engages the target missile in a tail-chase mode; except that instead of intercepting kinetically/explosively, the chasing missile fire...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
27 Sep 2018 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4861
Views: 918666

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Should test whether Astra can intercept a Brahmos Intercepting a supersonic cruise missile is very very very difficult. Only a small window of opportunity exists where the BVR (or WVR) missile boxes the incoming missile in head-on and can calculate its trajectory and narrow down the boxes into the ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
24 Sep 2018 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 945
Views: 119033

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

A Chinese Company Reshaping the World Leaves a Troubled Trail CCCC, Belt and Road’s biggest builder, is besieged by allegations of fraud, corruption, and environmental damage. By Sheridan Prasso September 18, 2018, 8:00 PM EDT From the New Economy Forum <snip> State-owned CCCC, one of the world’s l...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
21 Sep 2018 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 535
Views: 43209

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

China urges US to withdraw sanctions or face 'consequences' Beijing warns of consequences if Washington does not cancel sanctions on Chinese military for purchase from Russia. <snip> "The Chinese side expresses strong indignation over the above-mentioned unreasonable practices of the US side,&...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
21 Sep 2018 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 945
Views: 119033

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

'This is my land': Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project A few families in Cambodia's southwest lead resistance effort against large resort including casino and golf courses. by Andrew Nachemson UDG was granted a 99 year lease on 20 percent of Cambodia's coastline, deep within one of the co...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
11 Sep 2018 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 567
Views: 66426

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

What the Heck Happened on the International Space Station? The puzzling story of a mysterious malfunction 250 miles above Earth Marina Koren Sep 8, 2018 ... this week, they tossed out the micrometeoroid explanation. After examining the hole, officials determined the impact was likely made from the ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
07 Sep 2018 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 524
Views: 42100

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Dear Pakistanis, this Defence Day, please stop celebrating hate

The Pakistani military has propagated a false narrative about the 1965 war with justifies its oversized role in society.
by Taha Siddiqui
by Ravi Karumanchiri
07 Aug 2018 03:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 945
Views: 119033

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

China’s Empire of Money Is Reshaping Global Trade

Xi Jinping’s new “Belt and Road” initiative is designed to promote economic development and extend China’s influence. Bloomberg Markets reports on the massive project’s impact along the Silk Road.
by Ravi Karumanchiri
20 Jul 2018 06:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: UFO News and Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1698

Re: UFO News and Discussion

Mystery Sighting Spooks Soldiers Have humanoid UFOs returned to India? The army thinks so Over 100 UFOs seen along China border On India-China border, reports of UFOs skyrocket UFO sightings at Indo-China border leaves Indian army Astounded 100 UFO sightings along China-India border raise concern ^...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
24 May 2018 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 570
Views: 56941

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Amnesty: Rohingya fighters killed scores of Hindus in Myanmar

Rights group says Rohingya rebels killed as many as 99 Hindu villagers in one day in August last year.
by Ravi Karumanchiri
18 May 2018 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4656
Views: 284457

Re: Deterrence

I don't think our nuclear industry has a bright future. It will only comprise a small portion of the energy mix. Renewables and hydro will increase substantially and eat into the coal share. We should begin seriously investing in SILEX, reprocessing, battery tech, etc. Only 6 commercial breeders 50...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
25 Apr 2018 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 803
Views: 68887

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Want to take bets? Already cross posted. :twisted: It’s hideous to think that right-wing media were hoping for a Muslim villain after the van rampage Rather than avoid speculation or pray it doesn’t turn one group against another, some people actually appear to thirst for a specific motive — to yea...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
05 Apr 2018 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4861
Views: 918666

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Shooting down 2 AC is largely a sign of success and these SAM were upgraded by Russian techs and maintained by Serbians far better than Iraqis did. Most effective SAM employed by Iraq was SA-6 which was obsolete during GW where as Serbians had updated S-125 to be far more potent. People forget clos...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
29 Mar 2018 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2405
Views: 302083

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

Did Chola guru write this? Seems like it. Wah?! Those paragraphs are my stuff down to the last word! Well at least now I know my stuff is being read. Reading my stuff elsewhere makes me realize how f—ing GOOD my essays are! ^^^^^^^^^ EVERYBODY, IMO plagiarism is a serious matter and not at all cool...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
13 Mar 2018 08:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1606
Views: 194395

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^^^ These are chilling thoughts/prospects; but they are only conceivable outside of any understanding of class warfare in play in Europe at the time. Why did Britain go one way, while the Axis went the other? At it's root, it's about monarchists versus statists. The "ruling class" in G...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
13 Mar 2018 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 711
Views: 79707

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

finally, somebody is talking sense here, imho/jmt F-35s are not the right choice for India’s defence https://www.hindustantimes.com/opinion/f-35s-are-not-the-right-choice-for-india/story-HZbYkoBcUewaTHS0kYRjAL.html ^^^^^^^^^ I completely and wholeheartedly agree with every single syllable in this d...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
12 Mar 2018 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1606
Views: 194395

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

When will there be a film on Winston Churchill, the barbaric monster with the blood of millions on his hands? Imperialistic pop culture has enshrined Churchill only as a military great, a fun drunk, a loyal monarchist with a penchant for fine speech and a flair for loquacious prose. But the British...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
11 Mar 2018 13:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248546

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^^^^ I'm sorry, I haven't been following the whole discussion. It just seemed to me, that if anyone is woeful that there is no chipmaking in India; why would the remedy involve buying a US company? If the goal is to design and fab chips in India -- to get this done, don't go to the chip makers in ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
11 Mar 2018 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248546

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Thanks. If you were in a position to make strategic decisions for India, what would you do and how would you do it? I would focus on 1 and 3 independently. 2 is strategic, not sure how we can break in. 1. Fabs - Global Foundry model 2. Insource Fab equipment - Its a cartel 3. Tweak ARM designs - Ap...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
09 Mar 2018 07:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 803
Views: 68887

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

^^^^^^^^ Atwal started by reading a prepared statement.... (I looked for it online, but could not find it. Cannot his lawyer post it to Scribd? Or the law firm's website or some such?) Questions were to be answered by the lawyer only. Atwal's statement says what you'd expect, including: Admits that ...
by Ravi Karumanchiri
09 Mar 2018 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 803
Views: 68887

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

The Gift that Gives and Gives......


(Haven't watched the whole thing, just yet, but thought I'd share ASAP.... Important Extracts to follow in text form.....)
by Ravi Karumanchiri
05 Mar 2018 04:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 803
Views: 68887

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

^^^^^
Fun fact:

The CBC Anchor above interviewing Terry Milewski is none other than Natasha Fatah, daughter of a truly great Canadian, journalist Tarek Fatah.

8)
by Ravi Karumanchiri
26 Feb 2018 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 711
Views: 79707

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

brar_w, I cannot trade points and counter-points with you at this time. It's a Monday, mid-day, after all. Don't worry, though -- I'm sure we'll have months and years to debate this topic. (I sometimes wonder who is paying your way in this world, and I suspect you're a LM contractor; so I understand...

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