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by Karan M
29 Jul 2021 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 985
Views: 305244

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

About the production numbers in the absence of info, blaming HAL seems unwise. Covid hasnt affected India alone, but the world. Even a small subsystem delay can delay the program unless we stockpile in advance, which we cant - Mk1 and Mk1A will have changes. Also, Wave 2 in India was vicious. I cant...
by Karan M
29 Jul 2021 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 985
Views: 305244

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

TBH, the dread of a single Tejas crash derailing the programme is no longer valid. It's still an issue. Only after all 123 Tejas are in service, can we slack off, perception wise. The knives remain out for the program. The scale needs to be understood. A mere 36 Rafale plus spares for a few years a...
by Karan M
29 Jul 2021 05:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5826
Views: 1067746

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

So all sarkari-approved Civil Society onlee. In the words of a famous Ford Foundation employee: "Sab mile hue hain jee" :mrgreen: Some of the ppl in the meet may be suspect. MG is no fan of the current Govt, her dad is rabid lefty type (suitably masked). While prominent critics of current...
by Karan M
23 Jul 2021 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5570
Views: 677073

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^^^^^ Guys, Those are not Tanvi's words. The original twitter feed is from Seema Sirohi Tanvi is actually a credible analyst. And represents the Indian PoV quite effectively. Why dont you all take a quick gander at her actual twitter feed and body of work before going off... Not sure she represen...
by Karan M
23 Jul 2021 06:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5570
Views: 677073

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Chetak click within. Those are Seema Sirohis words being quoted by Madan. Both behaving cravenly of course.
by Karan M
21 Jul 2021 14:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 201
Views: 62776

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

if the 21 Mig-29 go thru, then there is one squadron less justification for MMRCA. purchase another 36 Rafale, and be done with. Agree, 2 more Rafale squadrons, and spend the rest of the money on accelerating the Su-30 upgrade with domestic avionics including the 12 more planned for purchase, accel...
by Karan M
21 Jul 2021 14:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 201
Views: 62776

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

The 21 MiG-29 aircraft aren't being procured as is, but will require a comprehensive rework per IAF specifications. So the Russians taking time to release a commercial offer is to be expected. Of course, wish it could be sped up. Even if the order is placed today though, it will take a minimum of a ...
by Karan M
15 Jul 2021 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3885
Views: 913311

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

Well Javdekar has finally been shown the door. Let's see how his successor shapes up to be.
by Karan M
07 Jul 2021 03:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5826
Views: 1067746

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

So is that Garcettis appointment to India confirmed or dropped? Great summary Rudradev.
by Karan M
26 Jun 2021 04:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1400204

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Nikhil_Naya wrote:From what I could get -
It was a success. Multiple waypoints navigation, all phases were done properly. There are some interesting tidbits - in terms of the Y Axis and 'S' curves! Accuracy is Brahmos level!


Great stuff Nikhil. And welcome back. :)

BTW was the local seeker used in the test?
by Karan M
19 Jun 2021 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ This does not make sense. The test is Rs 800 or free if you want to a government centre. Why would anyone pay Rs 1000 for a fake report? Most ppl don't take the test as they are feeling OK, or are afraid if they take it they will be forced into the Govt quarantine center, a few genuinely can't ...
by Karan M
19 Jun 2021 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Since there is so much FUD being spread by different sources about vaccination in India, I would like, with the Mods’ permission, to request the BRF members to report their (and their family members’) actual experiences of vaccination in India. Not long stories, but if the members can report the fo...
by Karan M
12 Jun 2021 15:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5570
Views: 677073

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^^^ That is not the case. Hinduism is not in danger. People have opened their own shops in the name of Hinduism. Just put tilak and shut out any BS. There is holy man shouting that there should be Havana in every mosque. We have to save our India from such fandus. Your analysis must be referring ...
by Karan M
11 Jun 2021 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 1447
Views: 219519

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Where is the "message" going? The "forum can decide" the validity of any analysis (not sure there a separate forum decision other than the views of individual members) but that is of very little use. I have given my opinion. And wrote my own observations of the result data. Many...
by Karan M
11 Jun 2021 06:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 1447
Views: 219519

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Ultimately, these hair-splitting analyses do not serve much purpose. Mostly seem biased towards the writer's personal view and a few inputs from a small set of people. Constantly shooting the messenger and running down the credibility of the analysis by claiming it is biased doesn't help either. If...
by Karan M
22 May 2021 18:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4118
Views: 923673

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

Its an upgrade but a heavy one, and consequently expensive as well.
by Karan M
16 May 2021 13:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5570
Views: 677073

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

kishwar was one of modi's earliest media savvy supporter. She defended him on godra for the longest time. but true to human nature, she fully expected to be recognised for her support and given "something" in return and that "something" for such people is political empowerment s...
by Karan M
16 May 2021 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1063
Views: 131960

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Guys - just cool down and some of you, kindly stop picking on moderators for unnecessarily perceived slights and angst. Fact is most members, moderators included, resident in India and abroad are stressed out over the pandemic and the manner in which the second wave has hit. Its been almost a year a...
by Karan M
07 May 2021 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dr. Reddy doesn’t produce any vaccines, they are merely the distributors. They do plan to make Sputnik-V in India. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories will start supplying Sputnik V vaccines imported from Russia in May and tap locally sourced jabs as their production ramps up in India, two people aware of the ...
by Karan M
02 May 2021 17:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys - a moderator has already weighed in on this. No more posts on Parsis and colonialism etc. They are irrelevant to the current situation. Please dont drag in a community for an individuals actions, that too at a time when much more serious things are going on. Keep this thread on topic, thanks.
by Karan M
01 May 2021 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Cyrano, no more posts on the AIIMS/ICMR protocol please. As your friend has concerns he should take it up with them directly. Please watch the videos first and improve your understanding, you will realize the topics you have raised have already been addressed by the AIIMS/ICMR and hence your concern...
by Karan M
01 May 2021 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Your judgment has been impaired sir. Above post with regards to the ICMR protocol was exactly that. You don't have all the information at hand and went off half-cocked based on one anecdotal account. Hope you read the link I posted as well. I'm not a doctor so my judgement on a drug doesnt arise. P...
by Karan M
01 May 2021 03:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Is it time for the GOI to declare an Emergency? Usually the argument against that is: if they declare an Emergency the opposition (and their pet media) will go hog-wild talking about "suppression of democracy" etc. But in this instance, the opposition (and their pet media) have already go...
by Karan M
01 May 2021 02:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Yes i'm stressed, who in their right mind wouldn't be? But stress has always sharpened my thoughts and spurred me into action. Has never clouded my judgement si far. But thanks for the advice. Your judgment has been impaired sir. Above post with regards to the ICMR protocol was exactly that. You do...
by Karan M
01 May 2021 02:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Remdesivir seems to be an extremely questionable drug if not a total hoax. https://www.francesoir.fr/societe-sante/did-gilead-company-hide-true-toxicity-veklury-c-remdesivir I remember a report on this drug was published by Lancet just before EU approval and was retracted right after Under its prev...
by Karan M
01 May 2021 02:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I'm hearing horror stories from doctor friends on the frontline that many of their fellow doctors dont understand the covid treatment protocol from ICMR. They are being asked to first kill immune response using steroids and then give Remdesivir (which in another form costs 1 dollar/dose) to stop vi...
by Karan M
27 Apr 2021 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Primus, DrRatnadip should chime in. Other alternatives have been introduced in the protocol. I have yet to find a concrete study that says that remidisvir is applicable to majority of cases. I have been on it since early March when GJ decided to stick with it and not change protocol. GJ eventually ...
by Karan M
26 Apr 2021 02:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I trust people have seen the news from today. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.livemint.com/news/india/us-to-send-covishield-raw-materials-urgently-to-india-to-tackle-covid-19-surge/amp-11619370169571.html "United States has identified sources of specific raw material urgently required for Indi...
by Karan M
26 Apr 2021 02:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Reference O2 demands and cost of plant etc. 162 PSA plants including 7 years worth of maintenance after 3 year warranty cost us Rs 201. 54 Cr. So 1.24 Cr per plant. How shoddy state level execution is, can be judged from the fact that after this was cleared in December, only 33 plants have come up. ...
by Karan M
24 Apr 2021 14:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Karan, my point is even the best prepared government with a robust public healthcare system will fail when hit by a pandemic of this proportion with 1.33 billion people to take care of where many are poor. Yes, as i've said many a times we should have prepared for increase in o2 consumption, ICUs, ...
by Karan M
24 Apr 2021 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

We are self-flagellating about something which was inevitable. Even if we had replaced our entire government machinery from MPs to bureaucrats with that from a well run Scandinavian country the result would have still been the same. Yes, undoubtedly we should have prepared for higher o2 consumption...
by Karan M
23 Apr 2021 17:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

As a Modi Bhakt, I am really disappointed with all the inaction during the lull period of COVID. Since, I give him, and not the babu's, credit for all the successes he accomplished - I have to also hold him accountable for the failure. This fiasco was avoidable as we had 6 months to prepare but we ...
by Karan M
23 Apr 2021 16:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys! People are dying in 3 days after detection or got +ve. May be symptoms are not showing till all the lungs are infected. Question to the doctors Is there prophylactic or something like ivermectin or weaker steroid that can give to people to prevent infections? Can we explore to use the nasal v...
by Karan M
23 Apr 2021 03:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

That may be the case, but post this event, I want NaMo to take a very very hard look at the bureaucratic decision making process esp the IAS, plus the MOHW and other chaps sitting on the top, who are supposed to actually anticipate and take decisions in time, pro-actively. But despite empowered gro...
by Karan M
23 Apr 2021 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

That may be the case, but post this event, I want NaMo to take a very very hard look at the bureaucratic decision making process esp the IAS, plus the MOHW and other chaps sitting on the top, who are supposed to actually anticipate and take decisions in time, pro-actively. But despite empowered grou...
by Karan M
23 Apr 2021 01:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys - latest from Adar, claims supplies for Covishield aren't an issue now. Link It's never been an issue, in my view. AZ is not an American company. It is manufactured in US, EU, India and Japan at the very least. Japan has an AZ stockpile because their regulator has sat on their behinds and not ...
by Karan M
23 Apr 2021 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys - latest from Adar, claims supplies for Covishield aren't an issue now. Link He never claimed supplies for Covishield was an issue, show me one interview of his which indicated to this. Always, he said the supply issue constrained covovax production - which is significantly more superior to co...
by Karan M
22 Apr 2021 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys - latest from Adar, claims supplies for Covishield aren't an issue now.

Link
by Karan M
20 Apr 2021 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12591
Views: 1547861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SII is constrained by US-sourced raw material for Novavax production according to Poonawalla. Novavax is a US company trying to produce in India, and it's a case of US shooting itself in the foot by licensing SII to make something and then denying them the associated inputs. Covishield is not tied ...

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