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by Ravi Karumanchiri
07 Jun 2019 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2895
Views: 296580

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: 1278
Views: 293451

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: 2895
Views: 296580

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4822
Views: 645315

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: 2895
Views: 296580

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4822
Views: 645315

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: 2895
Views: 296580

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4822
Views: 645315

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4822
Views: 645315

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: 58468

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4822
Views: 645315

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: 429
Views: 77491

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4822
Views: 645315

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4822
Views: 645315

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: 1278
Views: 293451

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4822
Views: 645315

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4822
Views: 645315

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4822
Views: 645315

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: 2278
Views: 321530

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4822
Views: 645315

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: 4822
Views: 645315

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: 2138
Views: 331489

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: 104814

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: 4822
Views: 645315

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: 4822
Views: 645315

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: 2895
Views: 296580

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: 2895
Views: 296580

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: 2895
Views: 296580

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: 868
Views: 104814

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: 868
Views: 104814

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: 3825
Views: 761762

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: 19315

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: 789
Views: 64823

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: 2895
Views: 296580

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: 4822
Views: 645315

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: 2895
Views: 296580

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: 2895
Views: 296580

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...

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