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by Pratyush
20 Oct 2020 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724310

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

We've debated this several times on this thread, it's not feasible, nor financially prudent to convert a commercial liner. Just because Airbus retains the same naming convention for the military version, it isn't the same. Eg, Boeing 737's are not converted to P8 variants. The Boeing P8 is differen...
by Pratyush
16 Oct 2020 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020073

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/Amitraaz/status/1316631937897820161 The 55-km range helicopter launched Naval Anti-Ship Missile (NASM-SR)... ⋅ Primarily for Seakings and MH-60Rs. ⋅ Terminal IIR-Seeker with Slid Rocket motor. ⋅ 0.8Mach. ⋅ Its longer-range version is also ...
by Pratyush
16 Oct 2020 14:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706578

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Watching the US media with the exception of fox and some independent commentary, most of the others hate Trump to an extent that if he says not putting a bullet in your brain is good for health. These people will gladly shoot themselves. Just to get one over Trump. I am not looking forward to a Bide...
by Pratyush
06 Oct 2020 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706578

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Trump has ties to drugmaker Regeneron -- and now its stock is surging ^ This is the article I glanced at in passing. It's a sensational headline, since buried in the article is this revelation - Meanwhile, Trump also recently owned shares of Regeneron (REGN) -- as well as Gilead Sciences (GILD), ma...
by Pratyush
06 Oct 2020 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071178

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

@ManSingh, this cut the clutter is my source of knowledge on this topic and you may consider this to a be rebuttal to the issues that your have raised. In addition to this I have gone through these issues in the family occupation in Bihar as a part of the extended family, I mostly agree with the poi...
by Pratyush
06 Oct 2020 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706578

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Read that Donald Trump has an investment in Regeneron, and would benefit from its soaring stock price because a treatment from Regeneron was administered to him. I must say he is truly milking the presidency for all it is worth in a very transparent manner! Not only back door pay offs via book deal...
by Pratyush
06 Oct 2020 11:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759444

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Funny article. I think that a big fat lifafa was received by the author from Bejing for writing such an article.
by Pratyush
06 Oct 2020 10:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020073

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I would guess that the system would be compatible with the new universal VLS being developed by L&T.
by Pratyush
06 Oct 2020 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 8926

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Any thread where Brar_w is an active participant is a good learning opportunity. :)
by Pratyush
06 Oct 2020 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392643

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Hi Pratyush, thanks for the response. The suggestion was that if we keep moving in (kind of a slow blitzkrieg you get the idea) as the Chinese move back there wont be a stationary target for them to hit. This is something they would least expect a shy India to do. After the loss of land they will b...
by Pratyush
04 Oct 2020 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: POTUS tested Positive for COVID19 - Implications for the World
Replies: 25
Views: 3741

Re: POTUS tested Positive for COVID19 - Implications for the World

I find it absolutely amazing that the doctors are being accused of lying. While uncorroborated stuff is being published questioning the doctors.
by Pratyush
04 Oct 2020 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392643

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1311681683347795974 The same thing was stated by one retired general when talking to Nitin Gokhale about Chinese deployment on Doklam plateau while discussing the eastern theater situation. Well then the best way is to move across the LAC and close the gap with t...
by Pratyush
02 Oct 2020 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 119203

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

A crazy idea might be for the Pvt sector company to raise funds from the capital markets with an assurance that the funds invested in developing such a plane can be recovered by production of the jet for the IAF and any potential export customer.

Let's see if this can work.
by Pratyush
29 Sep 2020 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020073

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

India deploys long-range missile Nirbhay to counter Chinese threat at LAC The Nirbhay missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The missile has been in the testing for seven years. This is Nirbhay missile's first deployment. According to sources, the ne...
by Pratyush
28 Sep 2020 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316247

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

But it will delay it indefinitely. Also, Modi is a not a defence expert by any means. It's the job of the RM and other experts to formulate the correct policies. Not quite, I expect that the testing to resume by the end of October at the latest. The thing is that the DRDO is truly at the leading ed...
by Pratyush
28 Sep 2020 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316247

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

With the barrel exploding of ATAGS in testing will foreign cos see an opportunity to get the Artillery gun selection race? Sjha alluded to this in latest tweet. These are the kind of situations where it is very difficult to decipher Modi. On one hand he calls for atmanirbhar Bharat and then on the ...
by Pratyush
23 Sep 2020 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020073

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

pankajs wrote:cross post
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Has this been posted before?

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/sta ... 0996068352


Has phase 1 entered service?

Or by when it is expected to enter service.
by Pratyush
21 Sep 2020 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392643

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Prasad wrote:Hiking up the mountains with a load strapped to your back is crying out for a tech solution. Electric winches/ziplines ?


Have been thinking about that issue for some time.

Am thinking about something similar to Boston dynamics SPOT with an internal combustion engine.
by Pratyush
21 Sep 2020 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706578

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Have been watching the drama of the supreme court judge nomination and confirmation since Bret Kavanaugh. I totally don't understand why the slavocratic party of America has this problem. I mean that the job of any impartial judiciary is to give judgement on the basis of the laws enacted by the legi...
by Pratyush
20 Sep 2020 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071178

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Is there any truth in the opposition's concern that bypassing APMC will not ensure MSP for the farmers ? Not a bit. As the announcement of MSP at APMC in the past set both the floor and the ceiling and n terms of the price. As the APMC was a monopoly and the farmers had no choice to sell out of APM...
by Pratyush
18 Sep 2020 13:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965317

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Don't know what signal is being conveyed. No plan to exclude Huawei, ZTE from 5G infra contracts: Sanjay Dhotre, Min. of State, MEIT - Business Standard Good signal being sent by government. By outright ban they will tell PRC that you have nothing to lose. But by informally instituting policies amb...
by Pratyush
17 Sep 2020 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392643

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

On the contrary.... An Arjun in Ladakh....dream on sir... can they take tanks just like that..shouldnt they require a logistic/engineering support of recovery vehicles.testing their performance in such heights should also be very important.... and most importantly how do we plan to take it in the f...
by Pratyush
17 Sep 2020 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392643

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

RajaRudra wrote:https://m.timesofindia.com/india/disengagement-onus-on-india-china/articleshow/78157832.cms

China shifting onus on disengagement on India.

Msy be, IA should capture some more tops and put onus on China..


Where is the finger icon when you need it.
by Pratyush
16 Sep 2020 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392643

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

we are missing understanding about the angst about removal of Art 370 from China. I dont understand why they feel that way - but it is coming up repeatedly. we thought removal is to stabilize the areas we hold and develop/integrate it better. Do they really think that we will make a play for all of...
by Pratyush
11 Sep 2020 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392643

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Other way to think about this is that this ties India down without resorting to any mischief while China takes on USA. This is chump change for them to achieve that. Except that it is based on a stupid assumption that India would have gotten involved in a US war with China. By making that idiotic a...
by Pratyush
10 Sep 2020 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392643

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Jaishankar has been snubbed ? Delay of over 2 hours now, if the below is true. IndiaToday @IndiaToday · 2m The meeting between Indan and Chinese foreign ministers delayed, India Today's @Geeta_Mohan gets you the latest on this development. #NewsToday #ITVideo #Breaking | @SardesaiRajdeep Live http:...
by Pratyush
10 Sep 2020 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392643

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I dont think India can use cluster bombs unless China uses it. Ground forces - yes anything goes. But air armaments - they will match China on heavy weapons IMO In times of war laws are silent. All weapons will be used if the use of them is justified to accomplish the tactical objective. PS, by the...
by Pratyush
09 Sep 2020 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392643

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

rsingh wrote:Why use the abbrivation PLA ? Do they have many other armies? just call Chinese Army.

Because it isn't the Chinese army. It is the army of the party.
by Pratyush
09 Sep 2020 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392643

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

rkirankr wrote:
Bart S wrote:
How about simply, CCP Militia? It is fairly accurate given their antics and the fact that they serve the CCP rather than China, does not insult Chinese ethnicity and hence can find wider acceptance outside of the BENIS thread, etc.

How about Commie goons


Communist Bandits.
by Pratyush
07 Sep 2020 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206167

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Indeed there was a report that india may buy 45 Spruts as an emergency measure and DRDO/L&T will build a 'indigenous' light tank based on the K9 chasis and a Belgian gun.(indigenous - yeah sure) The time taken to certify the K9 based solution and the import of sprut will most likely be nearly i...
by Pratyush
06 Sep 2020 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206167

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Fighting Night Blindness, Indian Army To Upgrade It's BMP II For Night Combat Capability In an out of character manner, the Indian Army [IA] has cited the current, sensitive Border situation, in it's call, seeking Expression Of Interest [EOI] for the Armament Upgrade of BMP-2/2K. https://www.spanse...
by Pratyush
06 Sep 2020 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 387
Views: 125651

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

If the construction began in 2014, then the time line is as per the global best practices atleast in this program.
by Pratyush
06 Sep 2020 13:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706578

Re: Understanding the US - Again

California Legislature passes bill lowering criminal penalty for LGBT adults who have sexual relations with minors https://www.opindia.com/2020/09/california-passes-bill-to-lower-penalty-for-gays-performing-sex-with-minors/ A new bill seeking to reduce criminal penalty for LGBT adults indulging in ...
by Pratyush
03 Sep 2020 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966227

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

The wikipedia page on SFF has this blurb: In 1975 a new rule pertaining to the SFF was issued, this prohibited the SFF from being deployed to within 10 km of the Indo-Chinese border unless under explicit instructions. This came about after several incidents in which SFF was found to be conducting u...
by Pratyush
02 Sep 2020 16:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316247

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

TSarkar, does that mean that any companies development of independent suspension will be stopped by Oshkosh or Tatra? The answer is no. The requirement is of the India army can be met using Indian products in the next few years. The r&d is already taking place. Ramana, had started a thread arrou...
by Pratyush
01 Sep 2020 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316247

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Sometimes I wonder if people deliberately don't understand what is being said. A comment on developing technology and capabilities, becomes a discussion on IP and how seriously it is taken by companies and government of India. The question I have is as follows; If a company b is comming up with inde...
by Pratyush
01 Sep 2020 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316247

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Gurus - please help me to understand TATRA trucks vs TATA/AL alternatives. Do we still need TATRA ? From my unnderstanding for certain jobs the Tatra is well suited. It has a unique torque box frame that aboorbs the bumps etc on the off road areas. So it still has its uses. I hope they moved away f...
by Pratyush
01 Sep 2020 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966227

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

ramana wrote:Folks can we start using #IndoChinaSea from now onwards.

#NoSouthChina Sea


I have a better name. North Nutana Sea. This is a name given to south china sea by Indonesia following needless provocation by the CCP bandits.

So #NoSouthChina sea.
#YesNorth Nutana Sea.
by Pratyush
30 Aug 2020 16:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759444

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Nikki Haley, Bobby Jindal and on-and-off relationships with Indian American identity “Jindal and Haley have done a great job highlighting their South Asian roots when it is convenient to appeal to an immigrant narrative and simultaneously gaslight the very existence of racism," one critic said...

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