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by Karan M
25 May 2019 16:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I think we need the thread for a while to get an idea of what the Govts policies are, who is heading what, etc.
by Karan M
25 May 2019 15:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Wasnt Prabhus record in Rail Min mixed?
Also how is Jayant Sinha performing. Hope his loud mouth, selfish dad hasnt killed this guys chances if he is performing.
by Karan M
25 May 2019 13:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Isnt he a Khalistani?

Otherwise sounds like the Punjabi version of Captain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf2NF6zgu9Q
by Karan M
25 May 2019 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2790
Views: 421326

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

May 2018 Approvals Ministry of Defence DAC approves procurement of equipment for Defence Forces Posted On: 28 MAY 2018 5:44PM by PIB Delhi The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, met here today and accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for...
by Karan M
25 May 2019 13:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

If you fix school books, automatically people will prefer to vote for a nationalist govt than a lefty parasitical one.
by Karan M
25 May 2019 13:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

And as much as we may not realize it, his polished and measured response to all charges against the Modi govt convinced many fence sitters to vote for Modi.
by Karan M
25 May 2019 13:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Yes, that post is in bad taste. SudeepJ please edit. We should not disrespect an individual who was a key part of protecting Modi and the entire government. My pranam's to Shri Jaitley for his service to the nation. All said and done, he played a vital role in standing with Namo through thick and th...
by Karan M
25 May 2019 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 966
Views: 234264

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I hope it just gets inducted ASAP after tests etc. Useful against fixed targets and also AD destruction. Garuda will work against Crotale, Giraffe guided RBS-70NGs, likely even SPADA 2000 which has a 25km slant range but will find it hard to engage low RCS targets at that range. The low reduced RCS ...
by Karan M
25 May 2019 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Could be. But rumors were some of her own people didn't like her. Some senior dudes found her too bossy and assertive.
by Karan M
25 May 2019 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2790
Views: 421326

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

November 2018 1.100 upgrades of L-70 guns under option clause from BEL at Rs 340 crores September 2018 1. 12.7mm Stabilized Remote Control Guns for IN and CG with ammunition for Rs 1161 Crore 2. 2 Diving Support Vessels at HSL for Rs 2494 Crore 3. 3x HUMSA NG for Rs 200 crores August Approvals: 1.6x...
by Karan M
25 May 2019 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2790
Views: 421326

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Military Acquisition - Dec 2018 1. D-level and extended D-level maint and repair of Scorpene electronics with Thales for Euro 50 Mn Military Acquisition - October 2018 1.300 guns from M-46 to 155mm upgrade at Rs 230 Crore 2.66 ADFCR from Israel for IA AAD with maintenance TOT at Rs 4576 Crore 3.5x L...
by Karan M
25 May 2019 10:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2790
Views: 421326

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

I am going to put in some effort to analyze Modi Govt work on defence because propaganda efforts have not receded.
by Karan M
25 May 2019 09:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2790
Views: 421326

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Military Acquisition - Feb 2019 https://mod.gov.in/sites/default/files/Febact2019.pdf 1.72,400 rifles through Fast Track route via Sig Sauer at Rs 671 crores 2. 4x 50 Ton Bollard Tugs from PSU shipyard at Rs 261 crores Military Acquisition - Jan 2019 https://mod.gov.in/sites/default/files/majactjan...
by Karan M
25 May 2019 09:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2790
Views: 421326

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Military Acquisition - April 2019 https://mod.gov.in/sites/default/files/MajactApril19.pdf Rs 12,622 crore purchase of 16x Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft cleared with 8 each to two yards. Military Acquisition - March 2019 https://mod.gov.in/sites/default/files/Majormar.pdf 1. Euro 200 M...
by Karan M
25 May 2019 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Producing self loathing sepoys with no pride, love or respect for their own people, culture is a danger for us. It needs to be fixed along with curriculum improvements for employability.
by Karan M
25 May 2019 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 64748

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies

Incredible, the way Huawei has been attacked by Khan. Khan has taken out a 5G threat plus a key threat to its compute infra in the commercial segment. ARM, Intel, Android, SD Association.. the list goes on and on.
by Karan M
25 May 2019 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 966
Views: 234264

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Basically older AD in service en masse with PLAAF/PAF will struggle to engage these units at range.
by Karan M
25 May 2019 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Doval has overseen the near perfect response to Pathankot. Then the surgical strikes, Myanmar and Uri. Then involved with the Balakot attacks. Also, no terror strikes in mainland India with mass civilian casualties. He has an incredible record. Just compare and contrast to the utter disaster of MK N...
by Karan M
25 May 2019 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

He is trying to split the Hindu community by propping up BIF with seats for dalits willing to stand with MIM, so he claims. The cabal is coming out in the open. I repeat what Prasad also reiterated. The first order of business now should be to attack the tukde tukde gang. The amount of loathing they...
by Karan M
24 May 2019 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Guys please no blue blue. Theeran, request you please edit your post to make it clearer that you are not criticizing the man yourself (unless you were).
by Karan M
24 May 2019 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 966
Views: 234264

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

DRDO Annual Report 2016. ORANGE testing oF Garuthma and Garuda both.

https://i.imgur.com/6YeKpgd.jpg
by Karan M
24 May 2019 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 966
Views: 234264

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is Garuda, 30km Glide Bomb.

Garuthma, is the 100km version with wings.
by Karan M
24 May 2019 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

In the longer term, this means BJP will find it really hard to combat this perception in people's psyche.
by Karan M
24 May 2019 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

It wasn't just memes, but picking fights. For instance a guy posts on stock market. Before you know it, the same chaps who fwd stuff turn it into a full blown attack on Modi, Govt and then start mocking the guy who expected good returns etc. Very bizarre, both the fear, aggression. So incorrect of u...
by Karan M
24 May 2019 18:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I had mentioned this before but ppl got upset. Using my own non scientific sampling using social media, friends etc, had said TN, AP, KL had fallen furthest from mainstream in terms of being badly affected by anti Modi, anti-BJP, divisive propaganda regarding "cowbelt", "naarthies&qu...
by Karan M
24 May 2019 18:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

More butthurt for the tukde tukde gang.
by Karan M
24 May 2019 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 966
Views: 234264

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Looks less than 10 ft.
That first circle should be 3mtrs, i.e. 10 fit. So its within that.

Look at the vertical trajectory!!
by Karan M
24 May 2019 17:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Modi 2.0 should take on this ecosystem and strip it away. They need to be brought to heel. They are the force multipliers for the tukde tukde gang, LWEs and also the INC and allow the footsoldiers to thrive, create chaos. If neutered, the entire INC-Left apparatus will be left naked and literally wi...
by Karan M
24 May 2019 14:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

About book reading and translating into achievement. I think the two guys there were Patel and Rajaji. Patel could chew through heavy tomes like a barrister which JLN also was, but also took decisions like a grade A++ corporate kammandu. That is just self training, ascetic discipline to not be influ...
by Karan M
24 May 2019 14:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Question is how many of those books were actually written by him. Constant rumors of others doing the heavy lifting. And also, if his ability to read and think was the real deal, how did he constantly make such lousy decisions on every topic he should have been aware of: Natsec disaster, Economic fu...
by Karan M
24 May 2019 14:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

i doubt Nehru was any intellectual giant or overachiever (Kashmir, 1962m, UN seat, Indias flawed economic policies, navel gazing in 48 and during Polo). More like his master Gandhi's voice, favored pet/chamcha and got the rewards for loyalty vs a more independent minded Patel. Like a certain cook fo...
by Karan M
24 May 2019 13:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3050
Views: 530827

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Gosh, i was dealing with PRC vendors and a lot of the PRC stuff is just pure junk, savvily marketed on websites and offered at ridicuous prices. Just because it looks OK =/= real deal or quality. Ask Indian power plant operators who fell for that.
by Karan M
24 May 2019 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Next forts to focus on!! Jai Bharat!
by Karan M
24 May 2019 12:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I had mentioned this before but ppl got upset. Using my own non scientific sampling using social media, friends etc, had said TN, AP, KL had fallen furthest from mainstream in terms of being badly affected by anti Modi, anti-BJP, divisive propaganda regarding "cowbelt", "naarthies&quo...
by Karan M
24 May 2019 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

She's joining Barkha madam and Swara bibi as one of Congress's star campaigners. wonder woman resting after her extraordinary labors in the 2019 GE. The much touted congi brahmastra that failed to fire and the look on her face is priceless https://images.indianexpress.com/2019/05/rahul-priyanka-1.jp...
by Karan M
24 May 2019 07:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 980
Views: 120269

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

Learn marketing from the SAAB guys. Product isn't ready, yet passed off as the greatest thing since sliced bread.
by Karan M
24 May 2019 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 752
Views: 181383

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

You guys are assuming we wanted a war. We didn't, the GOI didn't anyhow. Unless allowed to go "all out" limited conflicts rarely serve a proper purpose when they occur in a limited theater of ops, where the PAF could have surged its assets to compensate. We wanted to hit the terrorists, ca...
by Karan M
24 May 2019 06:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2139
Views: 9657

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:Watching rerun of OrNob tearing Renuka C a new one. She made him mad by saying, "Republic or what it is now!"

She's close to tears


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