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by Karan M
20 Jan 2019 21:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3667
Views: 451279

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Fiberals led by morons like Zaikat Datta ("I yam zpecial operations guru I wrote book on it") are wailing about Uri. Meanwhile it keeps racking up audience interest!
by Karan M
20 Jan 2019 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3667
Views: 451279

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Tried going today. ALL SHOWS HOUSEFUL.

WTF?

The whole country turned jingo. :((
by Karan M
20 Jan 2019 17:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 777
Views: 94347

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Oh good lord, that ATF image is a classic. I had a coffee table book with that painting. Breath taking.
by Karan M
20 Jan 2019 16:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136481

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Fair point Dileep, that's how support for judicial activism began. Problem is now Judicial activism may end up eliciting the same feelings people had for political decision making.
by Karan M
20 Jan 2019 16:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1905
Views: 180782

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

In the beginning the Paki is gawping and literally overawed to be sitting with the Abu Dhabi dood, being fed by his hand etc etc.

But then comes the reality, at 11:31, the Pakistani can't even sit on the carpet. He is forced to kneel in the sand for namaz.
by Karan M
20 Jan 2019 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736195

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The Mirage 2000 does not apply, its French, not made by stupid Indians. Anyways. https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/induced.html For a non conventional take.. Why Aspect Ratio Doesn't Matter. https://bigsynthesis.com/understandingaerospace/index.php/21-why-aspect-ratio-doesn-t-matter http://...
by Karan M
20 Jan 2019 14:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 452
Views: 111002

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Austin, spying or not, there was an official Sabre-2 program which was the Genesis of the JF-17 design then MiG stepped in after Tianenmen, it was all copiously documented in the 1990s. Only folks who are ga-ga about the Chinese like this professor will be in denial about the scale of design assista...
by Karan M
20 Jan 2019 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736195

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

This gentleman's issues re: bias can clearly be seen from this excerpt. As the most experienced pilot on the Mirage 2000- 1st France batch- I was deputed to ADA for 8 months at ADA under Dr Kota Harinarayan, an offr I had trained on cockpit layout, emergencies and cockpit management on the MiG-21 bi...
by Karan M
20 Jan 2019 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736195

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Doubt the above criticism is from "IAF veteran", sample this in the criticism: On internet, you do not know if the other side is a human or a dog or a pig. The gentleman who wrote the article in quora is most definitely ex IAF and is a very respected Mirage Pilot. It’s in poor taste to ca...
by Karan M
20 Jan 2019 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736195

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Gaurav, I would take AM Nambiar, a serving IAF Mirage 2000 vereran who is the VCAS, and his evaluation of the LCA today anyday over the recollections of an individual who is still caught up in agency politics of decades past. With all due respect to this veteran, he is almost completely mistaken abo...
by Karan M
20 Jan 2019 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 452
Views: 111002

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

From this point itself, I have a lot of skepticism about our "learned" Profs gyan bazi about the inscrutable Chinese who can do no wrong ("The JF 17 is no MiG 21 clone. It is altogether a more potent aircraft, reminiscent of the Northrop F 20 Tigershark. Though Yang Wei, the Chief Des...
by Karan M
20 Jan 2019 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136481

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

There are several points in your post I agree. But what i dont agree is your characterization of "ayappa jyothi" crowd as protest. It is not. You are not protesting because anything that is owed to you is denied to you. You assembled to deny somebody else the right to their worship. It is...
by Karan M
20 Jan 2019 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136481

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Great post. As I grow older, I understand what your grandpa did and why these rules were placed. Deities are very powerful, there is a recurring theme in Hinduism about scattered thoughts or greed or parochial thoughts being placed before the deity and causing all sorts of trouble. There are repeate...
by Karan M
18 Jan 2019 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736195

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

As to performance driven obsolescence, IAF has a few concerns about some LCA items, they need to be split between good enough, fix later and have to fix, today before LCA enters service. Tarang is case of the latter, dated design which has reliability issues and is being superceded by newer designs....
by Karan M
18 Jan 2019 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736195

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Karan, thanks for the update. But "flying with obsolete electronics" is perfectly alright. Only ITVty folk will consider a 3 year old computer "obsolete". Obsolescence in this context means you can't produce and repair the LRU because the component is no longer available to purc...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2019 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736195

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

how often do these LRUs and power / hydraulic comps fail and need servicing? i mean does a squadron need to stockpile a lot of spares or few? Squadron exploitation will turn up the actual figures. All these items are developed to a certain number of cycles with standard figures catalogued, MTBF, MT...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2019 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736195

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I know for a fact that the MK1 builds have multiple obsolescence issues. I don't have enough data to tell whether those are solved/solvable. So, it is likely that further builds of ANY VERSION may get delayed. I can state that some of the more critical ones were solved and some of the others (esp. ...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2019 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 974
Views: 181298

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I am not sure of that tsarkar. Certain information was provided. Its all about how we play our cards and the question is whether we have to offer a quid-pro-quo (buy obsolete platforms as a lead-in + what we offer in terms of ring-fencing + access). I suspect the IAF is very wary of any limitations ...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2019 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136481

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Its amazing to see how many closet de-racinated jerks have crawled out of the woodwork on this issue. FB is full of comments from the usual suspects like "if XXX is really scared of women, is he really a xxxx", is "Hinduism really a religion, as its afraid of progressivism" blah ...
by Karan M
16 Jan 2019 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736195

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

There are serious obsolescence issues on some parts Dileep sir, may i request you to educate this nanha in this area. High level parts like radar, engine, FBW, missiles, etc dont seem obsolete. But then I dont know anything under the hood. There are a gazillion processors and memory modules in all ...
by Karan M
16 Jan 2019 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 913
Views: 37147

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Your track record is not the issue here. However, sermonizing is not particularly encouraged especially when 3 moderators have already mentioned the rationale and said, enough please. Let me restate once more. We thank you for informing us about that you are mature in terms of discerning what is pro...
by Karan M
15 Jan 2019 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 913
Views: 37147

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Gaurav, the poster in question has already been requested to stop posting irrelevant pics. However, the pics of the chinese lady pilots does prove one point the amount of effort the PRC puts into literally (from our perspective) comedic propaganda. No professional military worldwide has its lady ser...
by Karan M
14 Jan 2019 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3445
Views: 568276

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Kengsley , there was no need for those pictures. Just those two lines you wrote would have sufficed. Even that is stale news. Don't post propaganda material here. Pictures of vessels being commissioned into other navies have been posted before on this forum and have not been called propaganda... Or...
by Karan M
14 Jan 2019 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3445
Views: 568276

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Reiterating what SSridhar is saying - Admin decisions are not up for debate. Many folks have been given a lot of leeway please don't abuse it.
by Karan M
14 Jan 2019 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 913
Views: 37147

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

this is why why people like me are leaving BRF. This is supposed to be a forum for information . And when genuine information is blocked but random arguments are encouraged, viewership will reduce. too bad for BRF.... If people like you are leaving because admins asked a chinese poster to behave, t...
by Karan M
14 Jan 2019 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 913
Views: 37147

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I am with Kengsley, Khalsa and K_Rohit ji as well. PLAN ships being inducted in service is not propaganda. We despise the 17Blunder but it has won export contracts. PLAN 052D construction is at huge immense rate. They aren't faking the induction. They may be incapable/conceeding some FOC standards ...
by Karan M
14 Jan 2019 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2304
Views: 201328

Re: Understanding the US - Again

This thread needs to be renamed Understanding Trump.. we can't seem to predict anything the guy does and what he'll walk back on and what he won't change.
by Karan M
14 Jan 2019 13:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136481

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Avarachan!

Sir - take care of your health first and foremost. The thread can wait for you. Please don't be concerned. We value your inputs and appreciate hearing them, but not at the cost of you getting sick. Get better.
by Karan M
13 Jan 2019 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736195

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

>> “Much of the delay is due to changing Tejas specifications. Tejas production was cleared in 2013. But, from that time till today, there have been over 300 changes to the fighter. We need to freeze a single standard for the fighter,” points out Madhavan. This is exactly what I had constantly refe...
by Karan M
13 Jan 2019 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 411797

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

hnair wrote:Xi seem like have a google calendar alert saved, that says “give speech for be prepared for war” to popup in his Mi phone every quarter, along with “mother-in-law’s birthday”, “soak marinade for Chinese new year BBQ” and “Post meme against Dalai Clique”


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by Karan M
13 Jan 2019 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736195

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I am assuming I was tacitly banned from replying. :(( :mrgreen:
by Karan M
12 Jan 2019 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136481

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I just got this in my email. https://swarajyamag.com/insta/for-the-first-time-nia-books-case-against-terrorists-not-belonging-to-is-accused-hail-from-kerala-karnataka Note, nobody would have been surprised if these people are from Karnataka, Assam, UP, MP, Maharashtra or even TN.. just to quote some...
by Karan M
12 Jan 2019 16:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136481

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Darrshhan, Avarachan is a respected and old time member of the forum. Please tone down the aggression and counter his viewpoints in a more civil tone, if you disagree with the gist of it. As a long standing member yourself, that is definitely expected of you. No more terms like BS etc. Thanks. Avara...
by Karan M
10 Jan 2019 10:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1831
Views: 224001

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Sanjaykumar, there is a file with a proposal to rename you as well on Yogi's desk. After all, what's in a name. :mrgreen:
by Karan M
10 Jan 2019 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136481

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Hindus seem to remember the BJP when their rights are threatened or infringed upon and blame them for not doing anything or not doing enough. Yet when the time for voting comes they go back to the same minority pasand or caste based parties who have never lifted a finger to do anything for Hindus. ...
by Karan M
10 Jan 2019 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136481

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

If you are unhappy with the BJP cluelessness that is one thing. What drove the posts about Ayodhya, references to Pakistan, secularism, implying that you need a non BJP party which is "secular" and good enough, claims that BJP supporters want to murder everyone and similar hyperbole? I see...
by Karan M
10 Jan 2019 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136481

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I have a simple query after seeing the drubbing BJP got in three states, where from most accounts, BJP did deliver on sabka saath, sabka vikas. What guarantee is there that BJP will remain in power after picking fights with the entrenched c-system. The voters will be selfish and vote them out. BJP l...
by Karan M
10 Jan 2019 01:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1831
Views: 224001

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I agree. IA to INA achieves nothing.
by Karan M
10 Jan 2019 00:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136481

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

PS folks I hang around with are mallus, good friends from ages, etc but that's not the point, many things to admire, like the fact the state is not a concrete jungle like the rest of India and has at least retained it's identity beyond crazy chase of modernity. my social media feed has many KL folks...

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