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by habal
15 Sep 2017 15:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 336
Views: 17585

Re: The Rohingya Menace

It needs to be investigated if rohingyas coming back from syrian/libyan/iraqi theatres are not the ones creating trouble.
by habal
14 Sep 2017 10:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 336
Views: 17585

Re: The Rohingya Menace

One of the bangladeshi restaurant cooks near my place has that distinct nepali look, but has been missing for past month. So I ask his colleague, another bd, where he went, he said he went back to assam. So I know assam is a catch-all phrase for the north-east guys & bd's who work here. So that ...
by habal
13 Sep 2017 11:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9440
Views: 417440

Re: Levant crisis - III

the syrian army had these huge conventional bases in raqqa (division 17), DEZ (multiple), hasekeh, aleppo and pretty much was run like a regular army like IA. having lost all those bases, logistics, people they have become totally 'feral' and 'untethered' as you said and just found ways to survive ...
by habal
05 Sep 2017 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4444
Views: 346839

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

If you are buying american engines, then why not just go ahead and buy american F-35 anyway. G2G and no chance of any future scandal like French or swedish. We anyways have MKI, 29s for backup so its not like they can embargo us to doom or anything.
by habal
30 Aug 2017 17:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7546
Views: 476390

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

demonitisation data details by RBI is out. counting exercise which lasted 8 months is over http://wap.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/rbi-annual-report-99-of-demonetised-currency-back-into-the-system-117083000891_1.html 99% notes back with RBI. :roll: 6700 million demonitised notes were...
by habal
28 Jul 2017 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2443
Views: 199147

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Cross posting this from the Baki Media thread, first time bakis acknowledge that India has forced China to kneel down, and it could have dire implications for porkistan. https://youtu.be/UQR8vhgQdKo If you watch carefully, the general uses the words .. "ek bakri jaisa mulk .." a nation be...
by habal
24 Jun 2017 10:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 330305

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

that is consistency for you. The prevailing but unsaid culture in GoI is that they are not perturbed by disproportional casualties sustained by their troops in civil insurgency situations.
by habal
23 Jun 2017 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2443
Views: 199147

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

parachinar has shia majority, hence all the action is focussed there.
by habal
07 Jun 2017 22:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9440
Views: 417440

Re: Levant crisis - III

Turkey -> Muslim Brotherhood <- Qatar

Qatar -> Nusra + Muslim Brotherhood <- Erdogan
by habal
31 Mar 2017 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3593
Views: 292392

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

At the rate at which the blame-game is now going on, I don't think that day is too far away when IA/IAF/IN will come with folded hands to MoD mandarins and to jingoes like those in media and some over here on BRF and hand-over the command to them and say do as you please per your infinite wisdom. t...
by habal
25 Mar 2017 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3482
Views: 509933

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

We can open thread for white paper, with contributions from all, end product should be compact, not more than 1 page. And facilitation & procurement of flight test platforms for indigenous turbine should be priority # 1.
by habal
25 Mar 2017 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3482
Views: 509933

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Is there anyway BRF can arrange a meeting with Modi, ek white paper submit karna hain, and top of list should be flight testing platforms for kaveri. 2 each for cemilac and GTRE should be provided for further development of aero turbines. Also high altitude flight test centres built brand new from g...
by habal
25 Mar 2017 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3482
Views: 509933

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Chinese have already shoehorned their J-11B in 1:1 config. 1 ws-10a and 1 AL-31, by the time we get our safran approved model up for flight tests, the chinese already have thousands of flight hours on their model, with lot of flight data to play with. Except in case of imported planes and engines wh...
by habal
20 Mar 2017 06:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2851
Views: 232260

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

In the wake of the successful PSL final , there is good news ... Back from exile, Pakistan’s cricket push lures advertisers Pakistanis should ponder on this Aristotle remark : One swallow does not a summer make :) The success of the match was a rare bit of good news for Pakistan’s cricket industry,...
by habal
19 Mar 2017 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 170071

Re: Understanding US thread-III

>> many of these former hispanic illegal turned GC / aakrama sakrama types have a real sense of entitlement you may be right there. They seem the types who snitch on their neighbours and call the cops at an odd relative wondering outside. They also have deep inferiority complex and are acting 'white...
by habal
19 Mar 2017 13:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9440
Views: 417440

Re: Levant crisis - III

PALMYRA AREA: Do not believe the Zionist lies. Their aircraft were not targeting a convoy of trucks carrying ground-to-ground missiles bound for Hizbollah bases in the Lebanon . In fact, the bombers were targeting Syrian Army operations near Palmyra, specifically those having to do with removal of ...
by habal
18 Mar 2017 17:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9440
Views: 417440

Re: Levant crisis - III

>>Dal mein kuch kala hai

dal hee kala hain
by habal
17 Mar 2017 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3482
Views: 509933

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Mr. Gouda did say almost all engine manufacturers they interacted with admitted to the noise flutter at high altitude during high altitude test phase of engine development but different designers had different solutions for the same.
by habal
16 Mar 2017 20:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3482
Views: 509933

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

JayS, underslung or ferried to a mountain. The basic question is that can it be tested at height (say 11k ft) in natural conditions without a proper test facility. Indranil, Alrite :) :oops: . yaar woh test kar rahein hain how the engine behaves at high altitude in flight. Not static. Static high a...
by habal
15 Mar 2017 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 330305

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Trump sells silk ties made in China, no sharam-sharam just unabashed pursuit of $s.
by habal
15 Mar 2017 13:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2857
Views: 288055

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

read somewhere that IA has deployed WLR's on LoC and tspa can hence only use mortars to shoot and scoot because response time on those sites that have WLRs is 2 mins. :shock:

So it's fire and run for your lives.
by habal
15 Mar 2017 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 330305

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

I have become a huge fan of this dude, desis should fund him, and ensure civil rights and liberties are not violated by chops. I thought you were one of those navy idiots. :rotfl: only a gora can say that. https://youtu.be/eMDGc12u3Hs In another vid he runs after a white cop who aims a flashlight on...
by habal
10 Mar 2017 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 170071

Re: Understanding US thread-III

The most important weapon to have is lawyers. here a few cops are trying to bully an attorney moonlighting as an uber driver. It just shows how generally unsafe the place is Yl9bgcBf-6M only when the cops felt they could land up in trouble they ceased, otherwise they were intent on bullying him. No...
by habal
10 Mar 2017 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3482
Views: 509933

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

2 or 3 points 1. firstly the info in public domain seems to be always one step behind what happens on site. Noise flutter issue was resolved as per a gtre tech on aero show 2017. So issue was to integrate kaveri with LCA as setoff for Rafale deal. 2. Neither mettalurgy nor design is anymore the issu...
by habal
09 Mar 2017 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3482
Views: 509933

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Is GTRE having problem productionizing kaveri ? Or do they envision such problems in future and have cautiously decided that they need some hand-holding here, because when the cheeni productionized their AL-31 clone WS-10A/B/C they had encountered many issues with engine performance in real time con...
by habal
09 Mar 2017 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3482
Views: 509933

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

An article from Feb 2017... India’s Ghatak Stealth UCAV Moves Forward, Likely With Dassault http://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/02/exclusive-indias-ghatak-stealth-ucav-moves-forward.html I am suspicious of any article that claims that nation x or company y will magically make Kaveri OK there's no n...
by habal
08 Mar 2017 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 330305

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Yes you can. Listen to them speak. Chinese is different from Vietnamese and Korean. I can barely tell my South Indians apart from listening them speak. yeah, but that's not an advantage, you have to sensitize yourself to various subtleties. if you are the type that thinks the world begins with me a...
by habal
08 Mar 2017 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 330305

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

When such problems come their way our NRIs need India and Indians with broad shoulders to cry on and for support, otherwise they are totally self-sufficient, proud and in look down upon h1b fob mode much like kashmiri pappus say 'bloody Indian'. You can always deny your identity on a foreign land, i...
by habal
08 Mar 2017 07:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 330305

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Kindly note only Sikhs and Hindus are being targeted by random american jokers: various possibilities at play here 1. Indian muslims, Indian christians, pakistani muslims/ahmadiyas/Iranians have better survival skills and are thus less frequently targeted ? 2. Swarthy folks make themselves more cons...
by habal
07 Mar 2017 11:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 330305

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

If Indian Americans want to seriously settle in US then they need to encourage children into relatively lower paying yet more local power jobs like police training, councillors, firemen and military. This will give them more heft and say in local affairs. You have to first take control of your stree...
by habal
06 Mar 2017 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 330305

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

USA is a country full of fortune seekers, except for native american tribes, everyone else is basically immigrants who arrived to take a chance at hitting their pot of gold. So a fortune seeker while seeking a fortune himself also seeks to deny others their fortune so that he can maximise his bounty...
by habal
06 Mar 2017 07:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2857
Views: 288055

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

https://youtu.be/xswWjkOnkYY

speaking of flags, the TSPA munna paradropping with paki flag @ the end of the clip trips on his flag as he lands.
by habal
03 Mar 2017 20:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7546
Views: 476390

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

discretionary spending by Indian middle class & lower middle has taken a huge hit after demo and esp in the India outside bangalore & delhi. The two growth hubs. Most shops in small towns and B-grade cities selling furniture, steel furniture, utensils, cupboards, crockery, kitchen & bath...
by habal
03 Mar 2017 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 330305

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Once I parked myself in a minivan outside a coffeeshop at 2 am in a very liberal North American city. After the crowds had all dispersed and police was out on the streets in full force, they were rounding up all the black kids who were were seen walking. I counted atleast 8-10 kids walking who were ...
by habal
27 Feb 2017 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 330305

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Viv, I live in US; and Indians can be racist too. But the Indian racist at least in America is hardly of the virulent variety. He is more of a variety mumbling or bad mouthing in get-togethers. Largely harmless; more looking down upon other races & laughing at them. What happens in desh could b...
by habal
25 Feb 2017 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 330305

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

I think each time USA launches an expeditionary force outside it's borders and manages to neutralize important non-western leaders like Saddam, Gaddaffi and the moves to capture territories like Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia. then immidiately it is the outlier/hand-to-mouth whites in red states that g...
by habal
25 Feb 2017 07:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 330305

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Is it time for the MEA to issue a travel warning to Indians in the US to avoid common public places? Dangerous ultra-nationalist terrorists with guns shooting any brown looking people? As leader of the free world I think we should do this. USA is self-proclaimed leader of the western-anglo-euro fre...
by habal
24 Feb 2017 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3482
Views: 509933

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

this test-bed has been acquired by a neighbouring country after filling out all forms in triplicate, without violating IPRs, satisfying manufacturers dual-use technology concerns. All data about loads and stresses the wings can take have been miraculously supplied by manufacturer. https://encrypted-...

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