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by Mukesh.Kumar
20 Mar 2019 01:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Central Asia - News & Discussions
Replies: 81
Views: 4853

Re: Central Asia - News & Discussions

Long time Rusophile President of Khazakstan quits. What next? Another bout of instability in Central Asia. Kazakh leader Nazarbayev resigns after three decades With its oil and gas reserves, mineral wealth, borders adjoining key Central Asian states the country had been peaceful under him. No milita...
by Mukesh.Kumar
19 Mar 2019 13:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1225
Views: 134598

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

And the biggest danger is what we have been debating in BRF for so long. Inefficient allocation of capital and misplaced priorities. A Command Economy does very well in getting things done on a war footing, but without checks and balances of a capitalist economy or democratic institutions, there is ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
19 Mar 2019 13:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1225
Views: 134598

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

More pessimistic news from PRC Economy. Now from a Hong Kong English Daily. Almost one-third of Chinese cities are shrinking, but urban planners told to keep building Satellite imagery monitored the intensity of night lights in more than 3,300 cities and towns between 2013 and 2016 In 28 per cent of...
by Mukesh.Kumar
19 Mar 2019 13:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2414
Views: 284622

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

sum wrote:STFA ( stunted fair *******) from TFTA now?


Soon it will become SFFA- Stunted Fair Fata A$$
by Mukesh.Kumar
18 Mar 2019 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV
Replies: 147
Views: 33859

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV

Khalsa-saar: Thanks for kicking this to the top. These post-Balakot days are interesting times where the scenarios of this thread are superseded by the events of the real world! Gone are the days of authors like myself writing cathartic military scenarios in the reign of spineless national leaders....
by Mukesh.Kumar
18 Mar 2019 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 109
Views: 5119

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

It's a sad day when Mother India loses one of her capable sons like Shri Manohar Parrikar. Still remember his interview on Rajya Sabha TV where he actually went into details of metallurgy of gun barrels. Sent shivers down my spine. Here finally was the defence minister we always wanted. Truly a nobl...
by Mukesh.Kumar
13 Mar 2019 07:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1953
Views: 252901

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

X-Post from International Aerospace thread

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:In news from UK.

Never have so many flown so few. Messed up pilot training program after privatization leaves RAF in mess.

Hundreds of trainee military pilots waiting to start flying
by Mukesh.Kumar
13 Mar 2019 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 909
Views: 122160

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

In news from UK.

Never have so many flown so few. Messed up pilot training program after privatization leaves RAF in mess.

Hundreds of trainee military pilots waiting to start flying
by Mukesh.Kumar
05 Mar 2019 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1387
Views: 173169

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

ryogi wrote:This is a vlogger, Amrikki, 'aviation enthusiast' that is pretty sure that the Pakis are lying. Comment section is interesting.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvv2tzGYNfk[/youtube]



Fixed link.
by Mukesh.Kumar
23 Feb 2019 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2414
Views: 284622

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

menon s wrote:
Mukesh.Kumar wrote:


**** a RAW agent?


Don't know. Have meet the gentleman. Pic with raajkumar and motorham was taken month before her becoming cutlet. There was nothing official about out but organized at insistence of parties.
by Mukesh.Kumar
23 Feb 2019 22:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155304

Re: Pulwama Attack

Looks like one of the keys to the kingdom is to revoke Articles 370 and 35A. Modi govt should educate Indians on this. Once the public demands it, it becomes an election issue and there will be deliverance. +108 The battle is really about educating people and getting them to swing behind this. Howe...
by Mukesh.Kumar
22 Feb 2019 02:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2414
Views: 284622

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

People Employed by zardari to look after his assets: As Per JIT probe on his assets and leaked to public, through , journalists like shahid masood, because, none of this they know can be proved in courts. 1. Ashish Mehta ---Head of Real Estate. 2.......... Fourth person is also based from same city...
by Mukesh.Kumar
22 Feb 2019 02:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2414
Views: 284622

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

People Employed by zardari to look after his assets: As Per JIT probe on his assets and leaked to public, through , journalists like shahid masood, because, none of this they know can be proved in courts. 1. Ashish Mehta ---Head of Real Estate. 2.......... Fourth person is also based from same city...
by Mukesh.Kumar
22 Feb 2019 02:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International media
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: International media

And I had almost stopped doing IB4TL posts. Thanks Joe but recommend picking an already existing thread should you have something new towns noteworthy to comment.
by Mukesh.Kumar
20 Feb 2019 23:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 832155

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

Rakesh, the Tejas cannot afford any major incident in public view, given the vested interests that will capitalize on it. Until the aircraft is in service in the hundreds and literally too big to fail and irreplaceable without breaking the bank, we should not give it to the Surya Kirans as neither ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
20 Feb 2019 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2660
Views: 278103

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

And while browsing Russian forums for PAK-FA pics, here are some beauties.Can't say that she's not beautiful, even though she's someone else's bride today. https://glav.su/files/messages/2019/01/24/5169333_4ab915a8628c78da63a8e7842bd5a54a.jpg https://glav.su/files/messages/2019/02/08/5183247_a80a090...
by Mukesh.Kumar
20 Feb 2019 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 919
Views: 105831

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

searched a bit for F21. No details of any sort in written, just marketing gimmicks. Only for those with a keen eye and experience to figure out from the visuals. Here's the product card from LM site. https://lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed-martin/aero/documents/f21/F-21%20Product%20Card.pdf...
by Mukesh.Kumar
20 Feb 2019 17:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 919
Views: 105831

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

And here's the F-21 : Product Card from LM https://www.deccanherald.com/sites/dh/files/styles/article_detail/public/article_images/2019/02/20/F-21-1550644989.jpg?itok=B42YY1to Played their cards well on the Make In India route. Sounds really tempting though. “The F-21 provides unmatched ‘Make in Ind...
by Mukesh.Kumar
11 Feb 2019 14:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3228
Views: 428788

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Ultimately it was economics, but I believe that the broad gauge had advantages in freight transport. This is the story of teh genesis of different gauges in Indian railways: The initial trunk lines were constructed on the standard gauge of 5 feet 6 inches, which was wider than the standard gauge of ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
11 Feb 2019 14:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3228
Views: 428788

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Vsunder garu and other knowledgeable people, i tried searching for the reason behind India staying on Broad Gauge instead of Standard Gauge, couldnt find the reason, would you be able to throw some light on this ? Suryagji, try going through this blog- 2ndLook . had quite a bit of the railway histo...
by Mukesh.Kumar
02 Feb 2019 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 260341

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Saw URI in late night show on the weekend in Dubai.

Almost full theatre. And even in Dubai the Josh is High.
by Mukesh.Kumar
02 Jan 2019 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 456
Views: 118857

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Haridas wrote:^^^ Gufaa in Persian/urdu means cave. the term usually means a place for discussion between invited participants (as againt open for all).


Sashtang pranaam Arun_Sji. Grew up in BRF reading your posts. Looking forward to niye from you
by Mukesh.Kumar
01 Jan 2019 23:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1225
Views: 134598

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.ft.com/content/ae94de0e-0c1a-11e9-a3aa-118c761d2745 The future might not belong to China Replicating the success of other high-growth economies is about to become far harder ! Very interesting article Lisaji. Something along the lines I have been thinking about for some time. Not the re...
by Mukesh.Kumar
30 Dec 2018 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 489640

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

There has been multiple news on IAF getting Jaguars for free or low price from France, UK and Oman... did we get any planes like this or have they just been some fan boy dreams... Distinctly remember reading somewhere that spare airframes were got for cannibalization. The retired aircraft from othe...
by Mukesh.Kumar
30 Dec 2018 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 489640

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

There has been multiple news on IAF getting Jaguars for free or low price from France, UK and Oman... did we get any planes like this or have they just been some fan boy dreams... Distinctly remember reading somewhere that spare airframes were got for cannibalization. The retired aircraft from othe...
by Mukesh.Kumar
30 Dec 2018 08:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4893
Views: 385468

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Lungi dance time. Finally one off the bucket list. Seeing India humble the Aussies in a MCG Test.
by Mukesh.Kumar
21 Nov 2018 15:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2414
Views: 284622

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: 1953
Views: 252901

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: 321
Views: 69485

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: 3557
Views: 268830

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: 2339
Views: 156034

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: 315
Views: 33496

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: 4627
Views: 813674

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: 959
Views: 130983

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: 3109
Views: 422598

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: 3109
Views: 422598

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1021151

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: 5475
Views: 536110

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 391323

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:

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