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by Nair
15 Apr 2012 03:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 227506

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Is the nuclear reactor on the INS Chakra handled by an Indian crew or a Russian one?. IIRC the last nuclear sub we leased had the nuclear reactor handled by a Russian crew throughout the lease period.
by Nair
28 Nov 2011 00:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 674901

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Update on LSP-7, Naval Version, & AMCA. Tejas LSP-7 to be flown in next month It will be in the final configuration of the fighter plane The Light Combat Aircraft, ‘Tejas' LSP-7 to be flown in the first fortnight of December will be in the final configuration of the fighter plane and “almost cl...
by Nair
04 May 2011 03:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 956904

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

If you google, there is plenty of talk of the helos being something special - the tail being one getting the most attention. Whatever, we can certainly expect China to produce something similar now they have a sample - with paint and all. China would make an inferior copy even if they had the whole...
by Nair
04 May 2011 03:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 956904

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Helicopters can be refueled in mid air...which is also probably how they went from Afghanistan into Pakistan for the initial operation. Black Hawk helo: RANGE: 373 miles (600km), 882 miles (1,421km) with optional auxiliary internal fuel These were special ops helos too, so I would suspect they had ...
by Nair
04 May 2011 02:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 956904

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Dear Gurus, I have a small query: How was osama's body taken from near Islamabad to USN Carl Vinson which was positioned somewhere in the Arabian Sea? (hopefully, in international waters) It cannot be taken by a chopper as there is none that can travel that much distance (more that 1100 kms http://...
by Nair
10 Nov 2010 06:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 240723

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

The only options visible to the government are the positive moves. That is why I said, "we go to war with the Government we have". Fair enough. Good reasoning. Much is centered on leadership issue. But it is imperative to track how the hindu population in Bangladesh has fared historically...
by Nair
25 Oct 2010 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 240723

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

You could pull a link connecting Kerala/Delhi/Hyderabad/mumbai but realistically all these areas are surrounded by heavy Hindu presence. I guess one of the few benefits of the Islamists moving away from the Indian village countryside and getting heavily concentrated in few urban ghettos. However the...
by Nair
25 Oct 2010 03:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 240723

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Some interesting posts but China will never let the NE get overrun by Islamists...they are not stupid they know they would be next. After all the Chinese are the same idol lovers just like the Hindus. However the NE is in real danger of muslim separatism..the other pockets of heavy Muslim presence l...
by Nair
30 Aug 2010 13:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: New Trash Thread (5555) (DO NOT DELETE)
Replies: 103
Views: 13920

Re: Indian Military Aviation

If USA is to be relegated to a place comparable to the one held by UK now, its going to a take a LOT longer than 20 years! :lol: US Economy is 14.56 Trillion $ (As per current price). Even if it grows by 1.5%, it adds $ 210 Billion to its economy every year. It has no geography to loose and its pop...
by Nair
23 May 2010 21:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 884257

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

So I guess we will get the full ToT of engine,isnt it ? abrahavt Saab still needs Uncle's permission to offer TOT for the engine and that is by no means certain. Given all the foot dragging over the LCA consultancy I wonder how much the US will allow especially if the F-18 loses. When the Gripen wa...
by Nair
12 May 2010 21:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 417405

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

NATO leasing aircrafts in Afghanistan or Iraq is not a similar situation.. If the chicken neck is cut, probably there is no airfield safe enough in NE to land troops on anyway . In any case the point is that of many cases that exist that would need airlifting tanks (remember the previous context wa...
by Nair
12 May 2010 20:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 417405

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

I don't understand the argument that you can lease transport when needed....so if the chicken neck is broken due to a massive Chinese invasion is the IAF expected to lease aircraft to fly troops into the NE?

NATO leasing aircrafts in Afghanistan or Iraq is not a similar situation..
by Nair
12 May 2010 06:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 884257

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The big question is can India launch a Super Hornet from IN carriers? Bear in mind that USN carriers are a lot bigger + they have steam catapults for extra thrust. Do you know if a SH can take off from a ski-jump from INS Vikramaditya/Gorshkov? Yes, Boeing has stated several times that the SH can l...
by Nair
08 May 2010 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 240723

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

3. Fair enough. In my first post, I said "We need to have a singular language. So we can choose Hindi since it is the most spoken. " . What part of it is not clear to you ? Hindi is the best candidate simply because ~41% of the citizens speak it. The next best is Bengali with ~8%. Since w...
by Nair
04 May 2010 06:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 240723

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

I find the pie chart quite interesting. Aren't Muslims supposed to make up at least 15% of the population? If so, have they also witnessed a decrease? I have many Muslim and Christian Indian friends and funny thing is they're not religious at all. They all smoke marijuana, drink, eat pork, etc. It'...
by Nair
28 Apr 2010 05:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 417405

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

One thing we have to keep in mind is that the FinMin has to give its nod to the deal. So it is far from done. I for one don't believe they will sanction $5.8 billion for 10 aircraft after the A330 MRTT episode. So if the price negotiations fail to bring down the price to acceptable levels the deal ...
by Nair
28 Apr 2010 03:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 417405

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

They are not a logical choice if they are subject to sanctions at anytime for any reason by the US for the next 40-50 years . At this point they then become 26,000 crore hangar queens - not a logical choice of transport for the next 40-50 years as we would want! --------> Sanctions means they canno...
by Nair
27 Apr 2010 06:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1106927

Re: Indian Naval Discussion




Pretty unbelievable...why did they not have 3 subs built in France. This is really really stupid.
by Nair
27 Apr 2010 04:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 417405

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

the IL76 can also land within (IIRC) 950 m or about 3000' on unpaved runways. I believe that landing distance may be with ferry load, with the light load the C17 demonstrated in AI2009 the landing distance for the IL76 is (IIRC) 450 m or about 1500' ! Let there be open competition - if the C17 is a...
by Nair
25 Apr 2010 19:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 956904

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

So...that means I have to change my current order of most hated countries from Pak China US to Pak US=China? I hate US so much right now. Really?..China gave them nukes and missiles to launch it on compared to the US giving them some conventional weaponry none of which will stand before an Indian c...
by Nair
25 Apr 2010 05:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 168288

Re: India-US News and Discussion

vera_k wrote:
Nair wrote:Seriously a link to stormfront? :roll: ...


Aren't those the opinions that are becoming increasingly mainstream?



Which is how Obama got elected?
by Nair
25 Apr 2010 02:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 168288

Re: India-US News and Discussion

Errors happen...did you notice the citizen in your example was a "white" citizen? Was he? Russians and other East Europeans are not considered "white" by the racists. In any case you only need to look different to be picked up. This Congressman is already on record saying they c...
by Nair
25 Apr 2010 02:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 168288

Re: India-US News and Discussion

vera_k wrote:
Nair wrote:Not for anyone..it is not. I would know.


They just haven't tried to deport you yet, that's all.

U.S. citizen's near-deportation not a rarity



Errors happen...did you notice the citizen in your example was a "white" citizen?

I support strong enforcement of immigration laws.
by Nair
25 Apr 2010 01:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 168288

Re: India-US News and Discussion

vera_k wrote:
Nair wrote:Please no one is out to get anyone...it is not difficult to prove citizenship either.


Sure, for a white it isn't.



Not for anyone..it is not. I would know.
by Nair
25 Apr 2010 01:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 168288

Re: India-US News and Discussion

LPR = Legal Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders)...giving citizenships to people is not bad,giving to children of people not US citizens is another thing. Well, the LPR is just another type of visa - only renewed every 10 years :D. And if you are a non-white citizen, good luck trying to prove y...
by Nair
25 Apr 2010 01:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 168288

Re: India-US News and Discussion

It depends if you consider an LPR a "foreigner". Although illegal immigrants are not exactly out of US jurisdiction either, they pay income taxes, and apparently are going to receive medical benefits! Paying income tax is hardly the proof of being an American.Nearly half the country does ...
by Nair
25 Apr 2010 01:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 168288

Re: India-US News and Discussion

Yes I changed my post to reflect that. The SC has never said anything one way or the other it and it depends on the definition of the word "jurisdiction". I doubt the original meaning of the word will be upheld as it will not even apply to legal immigrants who are not citizens. But as of ...
by Nair
25 Apr 2010 01:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 168288

Re: India-US News and Discussion

What is LPR? Why is giving citizenship to people with visas bad? The US needs to continue importing skilled immigrants to the US. As for citizenship to children of illegals, if their children are born in the US, then they are unequivocally US citizens by the Constitution, that cannot and should not...
by Nair
25 Apr 2010 00:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 168288

Re: India-US News and Discussion

Interracial marriages will increase more and more by themselves, for integration though, the need of the hour is ensuring education of all immigrants at the cost of the US, that will ensure that the US stays a powerful country. Other than that there are no real threats to the US from Hispanic immig...
by Nair
24 Apr 2010 22:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 240723

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II

nations adapt to different situations. in India, the population proportion of Hindus is too great for Muslims to mount a serious challenge in the heartland of India. but borderlands like JK, Assam and broader NE, are other situations entirely. combined with PRC's special interest in NE India, It do...
by Nair
24 Apr 2010 22:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 168288

Re: India-US News and Discussion

in the Southwest, in the border region of CA, AZ, NM, and Texas, there is a fairly large spanish speaking presence. but the more inwards you travel into US, even Mexican immigrants are well versed in English. as i've said above, inter-racial marriages are an important tool that the US might impleme...
by Nair
24 Apr 2010 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 240723

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II

Many of them are english speaking, some are not. If the US ensures they are English speaking and educated, it will face absolutely no threat. If you do think that the hispanic population is some sort of threat, do elaborate how precisely. Threat as in seceding the West back into Mexico...but this i...
by Nair
24 Apr 2010 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 240723

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II

The US will not be hurt in the slightest if the white population drops below 50, as long as the hispanic population is english speaking and well educated. Ensuring the second part of the statement has to be a priority for the US. Are the Hispanic population English speaking?....as I said there are ...
by Nair
24 Apr 2010 21:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 240723

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II

Well said...if this is the state of alarm about the nation here..think about the panic America should be in. The white population will go below 50% in a matter of years with Hispanics on their way to become the new majority. nations adapt to different situations. in India, the population proportion...
by Nair
24 Apr 2010 19:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 240723

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II

The only "invasion" China will mount on India is of substandard power equipment, low priced steel and road contractors.. and seriously let's understand one thing - there are over 940 million hindus in India alone and not 80 crores or ~800 million as some are trying to posit it as. that is...
by Nair
18 Apr 2010 07:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1106927

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

If the Naval officer did not let his "external affairs" influence his work then under what grounds will the navy take action? His personal life is his personal life..not sure if the Navy can tell him that he can't sleep with any woman he wants. Nair, remember the words - 'You're in the Ar...
by Nair
18 Apr 2010 03:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1106927

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

If the Naval officer did not let his "external affairs" influence his work then under what grounds will the navy take action?
His personal life is his personal life..not sure if the Navy can tell him that he can't sleep with any woman he wants.
by Nair
13 Apr 2010 16:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 417405

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

>>>America has not given Pakistan anything close to what Russia has given China..who is an existential threat to India. Not to mention who also gave the Pakis the nuclear bombs and missiles on top of it. 1. America has colluded with Britain for the creation of Pakistan and is the very reason for th...
by Nair
13 Apr 2010 04:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 417405

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Russians have helped the Chinese who are an existential threat to India...a lot more than anything America has ever given Pakistan. How come there is no outrage over that? As for China and the US....what can China do with the US bonds with her.Dump it on the market?...it will destroy the PRC econom...
by Nair
12 Apr 2010 16:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 417405

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Guess whose tax dollars are paying for that, Russians need money and they will sell anything for that. Soviets needed powerful friends they did everything for that, NATO doesnt. You are an idiot, if you think it is friendship. Their Engine, their rules. US wont sell you sqwat, why because their cit...

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