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by habal
23 Jun 2018 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1917
Views: 122403

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

^^^ Marvi Sirmed rumoured to be married to Ishaq Dar, the Ex Finance Minister Nawaz, London Trained CA , bro-in-law in Ganja candidate and master-mind in salting away the ill-gotten wealth of Sharif family ! Ishaq Dar Secretly Got Married To Ishaq Dar :D You are confusing persons. Marvi Sirmed is a...
by habal
23 Jun 2018 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1917
Views: 122403

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Noted tv journalist and mediaperson, Marvi Sirmed's house ransacked by 'unidentified elements'. After Gul Bukhari's brief abduction this is another attack on pakistan's journalist esp women who were outspoken and did not toe army line. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgPgd4lXUAcngxr?format=jpg https://p...
by habal
22 Jun 2018 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3408
Views: 362638

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

officer is on backfoot, has nothing much to say in his defence. Sad state of affairs.

by habal
21 Jun 2018 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4267
Views: 689051

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

If I am to appropriate ideas from the chinese engine development program, which as opposed to us is a program on steroids. My guess is the French will provide provide low pressure compressor tech for kaveri. And rest will remain as is.
by habal
19 Jun 2018 19:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4605
Views: 261573

Re: Deterrence

During Indo-US notsoclear deal I had made a rough estimate of enough stock of pu to make 800-2000 warheads in the 80s. Now at present that stock would have gone up only by multiple times. How many they could/wanted to convert into weapons was a choice of the govt of the day. So how many weapons is a...
by habal
15 Jun 2018 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249578

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

what are Russian service rates in Syrian deployment. They have flown gagan shakti level of sorties from their Su-25/30/34/35 for almost 3 years now. That tells one that problem is not so much in the platforms but spares availability in time. Since russians are manning the show in syria and their pre...
by habal
13 Jun 2018 15:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 8621

Re: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion

India should embark on pax-indica by teaching the malis an unforgettable lesson. It could be a naval blockade or regime change, slow or fast but the result has to be visible.
by habal
12 Jun 2018 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4267
Views: 689051

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I read a report that germans, the people who invented the jet fighter, were in talks with China for their turbine blade forging tech. Apparently the impression that I get is that the Chinese are getting extremely good at forging select high temperature turbine fans and certain select parts but are u...
by habal
12 Jun 2018 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1368
Views: 150215

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

he has to take first leg of his travel outside India to country of dual citizenship using Indian passport and from thereon using his second passport. Otherwise immigration authorities get alerted he has entered and exiting using different passports. mumbai -> dubai : Indian passport dubai -> belgium...
by habal
11 Jun 2018 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1368
Views: 150215

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I've got suspicion that either Ashish raval is staying in Buckingham palace or he's British incarnation of our own philip sir Or he looks like British and speaks like them It is really disgusting and stinks how certain people can have such slave minds. I always wondered how Indian sepoys and domest...
by habal
07 Jun 2018 18:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1917
Views: 122403

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

P akistani journalist Asad Kharal beaten up near Lahore airport LAHORE – Two Pakistani journalists came under attack late on Tuesday by unidentified men in the capital city of Punjab. Columnist Gul Bukhari was on her way to appear in a Waqt News TV show when some unidentified persons intercepted he...
by habal
07 Jun 2018 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249578

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

It's not a deep state, maybe deep sh1t . We only have template of chini model, as a cure. It is a vicious chain alright because babus are answerable to only more senior babus and politicians and the politicians know squat about procurement, defence industrial swot, and most don't even care unless th...
by habal
07 Jun 2018 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249578

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

chetak, problem is with the bureaucrats sitting in defence ministry (IAS babus) who have a vested interest in imports since they (a significant number) are hand-in-glove with arms dealers and it is these bureaucrats who represent us in discussions with Russians. We do not know what they tell these r...
by habal
06 Jun 2018 16:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249578

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

China has been using the AL31F as a blanket blueprint for domestic turbofan development. Their transfer of tech was far deeper than ours. I am sure the russians would have offered the same to us too in the 90s when they were up against it, but we probably refused pretending fake modesty and giving g...
by habal
05 Jun 2018 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249578

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Austin, the only important offset is kaveri engine with m88 LP compressor, m88 single crystal tech, I think price paid includes that.
by habal
04 Jun 2018 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1363
Views: 167035

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I diagree with Neshant-type cautious, lets stay away from Trump analysis, our attitude has to be now is better time than ever to put our hand in mouth of lion and snatch piece of the meat, to never pull back, if Trump puts pressure throw US companies out of India and stop paying oil in dollars. Once...
by habal
04 Jun 2018 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1917
Views: 122403

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

my humble suggestion is that as good kafirs we make the roza keeping kashmiris and tspians work really hard for their faith. Make the pakis lift, refill and lob 155mm shells and mortars at the border and kashmiri rent a mob should be be kept at their toes between 5am to 7 pm. By the time ramzan ends...
by habal
04 Jun 2018 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1363
Views: 167035

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India only gets low-risk, low-capital FDI, no big ticket high-risk, high-capital FDI comes into India in any place. All of that goes to Taiwan, Singapore, Korea and slightly more higher risk appetite holders head towards hong kong and still higher ones adventure into mainland China. Make in India is...
by habal
02 Jun 2018 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 575
Views: 69554

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

abu dhabi crown prince wants to check putin's limo
by habal
01 Jun 2018 12:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1363
Views: 167035

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

International relations is a game of nerves among the big boys. If India has really arrived in big boys club it will hold its nerve. If India isn't ready to play in big league it will submit to meek settlement. this is just one of the many googlies that is likely to come our way in future, responses...
by habal
01 Jun 2018 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1363
Views: 167035

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

engine embargo is 'when' not 'if'. But any sanctions or embargo at this stage is going to put usa in a tough spot because that means all doors to future sales is also closed. the reason we are slacking on kaveri is an attempt to help americans impose sanctions better, desi fifth column assisting wes...
by habal
31 May 2018 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5348
Views: 469460

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

pay russia in yuan russia takes yuan to shanghai gold exchange russia exchanges yuan to gold. OTC transaction not reported. Option 2: pay in cryptocurrency. North Korea pays china in cryptocurrency for oil/gas. Option 3: russia, india signed agreement in 2015 to trade in resp currencies. Option 4: o...
by habal
31 May 2018 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1917
Views: 122403

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Durrani is the dude nawaz sharif consulted before he accepted modi's invitatation of swearing in. Nawaz, it is said in the book spy chronicles looked for whom to ask on whether the modi govt would extend an invite to him and Nawaz says, whom else would I ask in faujis but Durrani and it was Durrani ...
by habal
31 May 2018 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5348
Views: 469460

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Since rupees are not sanctioned why can't the rupee be exchanged to dollar or euro in some country that has free capital convertibility. But ofcourse it will have some limitations such as volume, but it could be done if no other option is available.
by habal
31 May 2018 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5348
Views: 469460

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

It is not a big issue, but Indian bureaucrats have the tendency to play goody two shoes before massa. That is the real reason for payments crises with Iran before obomba lifted sanctions. Japan on the other hand was freely paying for Iranian oil with prompt payments. If India cannot summon the chutz...
by habal
31 May 2018 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5348
Views: 469460

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Chinese CIPS is an option for cross border settlement or payment can be made in Yuan which is freely convertible and IMF accepted as statutory reserve currency.
by habal
31 May 2018 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5348
Views: 469460

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

China is more insular, it has limits and has borders to its reach. India is theoritically without limits and can connect to europe as well as to east asians and to continental africa at same time. With South Americans we can get along like we are on fire. So India has a reach and aura that belies it...
by habal
31 May 2018 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1363
Views: 167035

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I fully expect UPA and NDA govts to grease up, bend over and totally submit to any american demands. Their drama and machoism is reserved for hapless indians only. Only a left front govt can save us from this potential calamity.
by habal
30 May 2018 14:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11360
Views: 650021

Re: Levant crisis - III

Nothing to hide ? Israel seeks to criminalize filming IDF soldiers on duty.
by habal
30 May 2018 12:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1917
Views: 122403

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

the era for pashtoon-punjabi camaraderie in pakistan's military is over. Durrani may have been a hindkowan like Imran, IOW a punjabi speaking pushtoon who lives in frontier punjab bordering with nwfp. But even these outliers are now en masse disenchanted with the punjabi army is what is the alarming...
by habal
30 May 2018 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1363
Views: 167035

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

If USA doesn't budge from its position even after we tell them to bugger off with comcasa & caatsa and they proceed to impose the fullest extent of these sanctions on India, then it means that USA doesn't want us to have an effective missile defence system or in other words they are in advanced ...
by habal
30 May 2018 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11360
Views: 650021

Re: Levant crisis - III

Israel is/was the wild card here, with its support to isis/nusra and periodic baits to up the ante. It is not bound by anglo-russian compulsion of pragmatism. They are the ones most likely to spark a flare-up in the region and once thinga get out of hand then no party is going to settle for runner u...
by habal
30 May 2018 09:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11360
Views: 650021

Re: Levant crisis - III

who thinks this was a 'mistake' by russia or it was an attempt by them to seek a compromise/deal with usa.
by habal
30 May 2018 09:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11360
Views: 650021

Re: Levant crisis - III

Elijah J. Magnier ‏ @ejmalrai 4h4 hours ago Elijah J. Magnier Retweeted Ollie Richardson #Russia made one big huge fat mistake in #Syria: accepted to give east of the Euphrates to the #US control. #Moscow wanted to trust #Washington: you never trust the US establishment because it doesn’t respect it...
by habal
30 May 2018 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11360
Views: 650021

Re: Levant crisis - III

so they are looting thinking these families are rebel sympathizers.
by habal
29 May 2018 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11360
Views: 650021

Re: Levant crisis - III

Syrian Army begins using captured Turkish military vehicle in Aleppo https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-begins-using-captured-turkish-military-vehicle-in-aleppo/ https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/33711485_160239071500166_2426773714717638656_n.jpg
by habal
29 May 2018 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11360
Views: 650021

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeJAIffW4AA3kOP.jpg Syrian security forces stormed several Souqs that sells stolen furniture and electronics in Damascus city, dozens arrested, and everything was confiscated to be returned to their owners https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeI3LvTV4AENXYV.jpg Russian Military ...
by habal
29 May 2018 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11360
Views: 650021

Re: Levant crisis - III

ISIS (jaish al-Khaled bin al-Waleed) count 1500 in 200 sqkm. In Ghouta, there were 30,000 Jihadists & the Syrian Army took it back without help from any allied ground forces. Thus SAA is capable of liberating Daraa (half is in Syrian Army’s control) & Qunietra alone all by itself. https://ww...
by habal
29 May 2018 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11360
Views: 650021

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeScE3KX0AMATk5.jpg Reuters: Only Syrian army should be on country’s southern border with Jordan and Israel, says Lavrov. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/only-syrian-army-should-be-on-countrys-southern-border-russia-idUSKCN1IT0U1

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