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by Mukesh.Kumar
21 Nov 2018 15:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1597
Views: 132056

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

US Suspends $1.66 Billion In Security Aid To Pakistan Another punch delivered by Massa when Munna is on the ropes. WASHINGTON — The US has suspended $1.66 billion in security assistance to Pakistan after President Donald Trump's directive, the Pentagon has said, in what experts believe is a strong ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
05 Nov 2018 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1635
Views: 202241

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

To rub more chilli on their sorry behinds, we should quote the old figures calculated by Dadabhai Naoroji* and present them to the stiff upper lip types saying: they have "miles to go before they sleep finish" paying back what they looted from us. Why justify their outrage with more from ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
05 Nov 2018 17:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34639

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

arshyam wrote:Where? Where? :D


I think the Mithai is hidden in the humpback of Arihant. To be delivered in stealth mode under instructions from a certain senior Admiralullah
by Mukesh.Kumar
28 Oct 2018 05:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3504
Views: 245220

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

A_Gupta wrote:https://clarionproject.org/why-the-saudis-cut-khashoggis-body-in-pieces/
Why the Saudis Had to Cut Up Khashoggi’s Body


This is not true. Looks like a suspect website. Nobody including al jJazeera had mentioned that body is found.
by Mukesh.Kumar
21 Oct 2018 12:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103809

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

^^Your fake outrage on KL alone getting shafted in SC and bringing in TN is a neat way of dividing the popular support from other states. No one is going to fall for it. Sabarimalai is the largest annual pilgrimage site in the world with at least 20 million people visiting the abode. So it's not ju...
by Mukesh.Kumar
11 Oct 2018 15:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 309
Views: 29899

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Move-Aside-Lithium-Vanadium-Is-The-New-Super-Metal.html This article says Vanadium is the new energy storage medium. It can be scaled up at decreasing unit cost of such storage. Don't know how close the world is to adopting it. But there it is. Interesting...
by Mukesh.Kumar
11 Oct 2018 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4499
Views: 764452

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Even at 70 - 80 kN wet thrust, the existing Kaveri - once certified - can be used on other platforms and even on the Tejas as a LIFT type aircraft. I doubt it will ever see its usage on the Tejas. The certification of just about anything in aerospace is a long and expensive affair. Not only would t...
by Mukesh.Kumar
11 Oct 2018 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 946
Views: 120773

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Sierra Leone demurs- USD 400 mn new airport project cancelled. Read all [url=Mamamah airport: Sierra Leone cancels China-funded project]about it[/url] ⋅  New government taking power ⋅ IMF+ World Bank sounding debt alarm ⋅ Can extend life of current facility through reno...
by Mukesh.Kumar
30 Sep 2018 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 400709

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

An insightful article on Swarajya of the difficulties faced in policing Indo-Bangla border. Despite Best Efforts, It Is Impossible To Guard This Stretch Of India-Bangladesh Border Nature, and not man, is the master here. And what man proposes, nature frequently disposes, often in a manner as if to p...
by Mukesh.Kumar
30 Sep 2018 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 400709

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

While it seems small, I would think that for psy-ops this would be an important point+ An enhancement of capability.

Thakur_B wrote:Vernacular papers are reporting 15 dead Uniformed Jihadi and raids carried out by bsf special teams.
by Mukesh.Kumar
23 Sep 2018 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5108
Views: 974959

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Karan M wrote:
SaiK wrote:massan anti-tank and other weaponries do have DU capability. just infusing some thought here for shoulder carrying rounds


And where will we source that DU from?


From neighbourhood chaiwala?
by Mukesh.Kumar
18 Sep 2018 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5457
Views: 509776

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Kakkaji wrote:What will the Russians buy with their resulting hordes of Indian Rupees?



We should actively look at exporting consumer goods. Tea coffee cereals fruits. Textiles. Apparel. Historically we had a decent trade

But it's a difficult job.
by Mukesh.Kumar
18 Sep 2018 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3509
Views: 364314

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

JTull wrote:
Arjun Mk-II: 50T


Seems that one of chota-bhai's finance guys got hold of the press release. Always creative! :P


Trust the gujju guys to pare off weight . Nothing but pore commercials in this sir. Someone should check if they took out the engines onlee. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by Mukesh.Kumar
12 Sep 2018 15:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1633
Views: 130808

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

Game Changer CPEC continues to propel Bakistan ahead.
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Capshun Time.
by Mukesh.Kumar
12 Sep 2018 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3047
Views: 634287

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Rafale first flight : 1986 First induction: 2001. 15 years. LCa First flight: 2001 First Induction: 2016, let do 2017. 16 years This is a good comparison as Rafale would not had everything done on day 1. Let me take this occasion to congratulate a bunch of people who started with a piece of paper, ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
12 Sep 2018 15:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2519
Views: 398729

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Politics. Elections are far away. If they give up the $$ they make on the taxes now and oil prices continue to remain high, inflation will go up and govt will be out of buffer room to cut before elections. Now, no matter how much people and opposition jump up and down, they have no incentive to dro...
by Mukesh.Kumar
12 Sep 2018 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2187
Views: 216397

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Is this really Chanakian cunning,as the Chins allege or accommodating everyone,by throwing money at their wares? Frankly,COMCASA is a big win for the US.Our buying oil from Iran and weapons from Russia is really no great deal compared to entering our battlespace to influence our mil. strategy. http...
by Mukesh.Kumar
10 Sep 2018 15:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3047
Views: 634287

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

:D :D Gladdens the Jingo heart. In Tejas, we have an Indian solution to Indian problems. Now if only the following happened: ⋅ Quick ASEA Integration ⋅ Get the Kaveri onboard and further reduce scope of sanctions ⋅  HAL stops getting their 'chaddis' in a twist and ramp ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
04 Sep 2018 14:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1635
Views: 202241

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I am not a firm believer in the repayment in monetary terms of British Raj. Actually it gives them the moral high ground in the thinking that they are doing some good. But in reality the money they spend as aid is used to buy influencers and soft image where none should exist. We should get out of ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
03 Sep 2018 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3047
Views: 634287

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Finally SP-10 seems about to come out. Tarmak007 Apologies if this is old news but I had given up hope. Sp-10 has already had its maiden flight on 26-Jul-18 and should have been handed over to IAF for squadron operations by now. We are waiting for news on SP-11 and would request you to read the fir...
by Mukesh.Kumar
29 Aug 2018 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3047
Views: 634287

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Finally SP-10 seems about to come out. Tarmak007 Bengaluru, July 12: The 10th series production fighter (SP-10) from Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas production line is ready. It has completed the full performance engine ground run. Weather-permitting, the low and high speed taxi trials are lined u...
by Mukesh.Kumar
29 Aug 2018 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1592
Views: 228708

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

Trying to make sense of the numbers being bandied around I have tried to simplify the bare bones of the deal to explain to everyone who is parroting the current set of anti-deal accusations. Here's my attempt at a quick and dirty reckoner. Full details and important rebuttal sources here . Snapshot ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
27 Aug 2018 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 573
Views: 57912

Re: The Rohingya Menace

The UN weighs in on the Rohingya issue. BBC: Myanmar Rohingya: UN says military leaders must face genocide charges The actual report based on last year's UNHCR fact finding investigation into Myanmar. If we read the report it seems a little exaggerated. Also, one more thing the fact-finding mission ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
27 Aug 2018 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 810
Views: 144376

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Finally some succor. X-posting from Indian Military Helicopters dhaga.

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:Government just cleared the purchase of 24 MH-60 to replace the ageing Sea Kings

India Clears Decks For 24 American MH-60 Romeo Helicopters For Navy
by Mukesh.Kumar
27 Aug 2018 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3704
Views: 498315

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Government just cleared the purchase of 24 MH-60 to replace the ageing Sea Kings

India Clears Decks For 24 American MH-60 Romeo Helicopters For Navy
by Mukesh.Kumar
16 Aug 2018 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 4276

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

Mere Prabhu! Mujhe itani oonchaai kabhi mat dena, Gairon ko gale na lagaa sakoon, Itani rukhaai kabhi mat dena.


Om! Shanti
by Mukesh.Kumar
31 Jul 2018 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3553
Views: 423839

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ You can google it. Story is in Asian Age and Indian Express as well. Manipur HC has asked GOC 3 Corp to Produce the Col in Court. including his alledged Abductors a "Lieutenant Colonel Nanda and Major Rathod" https://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/manipur/manipur-hc-directs...
by Mukesh.Kumar
31 Jul 2018 14:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4058
Views: 332787

Re: Internal Security Watch

The first and the most important step is to ensure that these people cannot vote. Once that's taken care of, the vote bank politics that keeps feeding them will die its own natural death and the rest will eventually follow. As a first step that is a sensible idea. In fact, this spectre of internal ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
31 Jul 2018 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3553
Views: 423839

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://www.ifp.co.in/page/items/50948/armys-systematic-custodial-murders-exposed-army-abducted-lt-col-dharamvir-reveals-all-in-affidavit-to-hc/#.W12BGASU2QM.facebook Army abducted Lt. Col. Dharamvir (1st para sf) reveals all in affidavit to HC. Rot runs really deep, need a big purge. Abduction of ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
31 Jul 2018 13:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1079
Views: 113693

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

No sir - Assam belongs to Indians Assam belongs solely to the ethno-linguistic cultures local to assam. The same applies to every ethno-linguistic state in the Indian union. What you envision is nothing less than a cocktail of violence and civil wars. Fact is, with the establishment of biometric id...
by Mukesh.Kumar
31 Jul 2018 13:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4058
Views: 332787

Re: Internal Security Watch

There won't be any easy or smooth process to remove them. Will the govt have what it takes to physically remove them only time will tell. Where will they physcially be removed to if the recipient country wont accept them as citizens? I dont think BD will accept even one of them and cant see such hu...
by Mukesh.Kumar
31 Jul 2018 13:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4058
Views: 332787

Re: Internal Security Watch

Next should be WB. https://www.news18.com/news/india/if-voted-to-power-bjp-will-publish-nrc-in-bengal-dilip-ghosh-1828531.html Next should be WB. https://www.news18.com/news/india/if-voted-to-power-bjp-will-publish-nrc-in-bengal-dilip-ghosh-1828531.html And in other news, DD at it again- "West...
by Mukesh.Kumar
24 Jul 2018 20:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1962
Views: 251892

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Winds of change, when FoxNews starts tomtoming India against China.
by Mukesh.Kumar
15 Jul 2018 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 197858

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Barkha bibi (rather surprisingly, given her love for all things Paki) hauls the Pakjabi military over the coals in the WaPo: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/07/14/barkha-dutt-as-pakistans-nawaz-sharif-is-sent-to-jail-his-rival-imran-khan-should-not-celebrate/?utm_term=.3...
by Mukesh.Kumar
06 Jul 2018 21:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4156
Views: 204869

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Today this... https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-06/indias-ruling-party-faces-probe-over-mega-bitcoin-scam Normally, nobody would care for these kinds of news. Looks like somebody is working behind the scene to give publicity for these news. @Shyam. Just the usual. Expect more of this mutts sli...
by Mukesh.Kumar
06 Jul 2018 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2342
Views: 384717

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Kya Aditya ? Like Nepal,SL, BD and now Maldives is famoulsy getting along with us. A population with a different orientation and cross border loyalty is the biggest impediment in resolving Kashmir issue. They may not be getting along, but they dont cause us that much pain as a united entity pakista...
by Mukesh.Kumar
06 Jul 2018 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2342
Views: 384717

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Also since non PR cannot bit property in JAK how do you settle people from outside there? Furthermore even if we can get a KP our retired force personnel to venture out there what will they do? All over India we see migration from second class cities to the metros. Why will out be different in JAK? ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
06 Jul 2018 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2342
Views: 384717

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

the non-military solution is abolish 370 and let people from rest of India settle there, starting with KP's & retd. army/CAPF people. @RahulM. Article 370 has to go. But it poses a big constitutional challenge. With the Supreme Court opining that it cannot be changed it makes the task even more...
by Mukesh.Kumar
06 Jul 2018 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2342
Views: 384717

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

the non-military solution is abolish 370 and let people from rest of India settle there, starting with KP's & retd. army/CAPF people. @ RahulM . I agree 370 had to go. Two ways in which we can create a changed ground opinion. One dilute views currently held ( have almost given up on the current...

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