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by Manish_P
29 Mar 2020 10:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296483

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Thr fightback continues After the 5 minute corona virus detection test kits by Abbot in the USA, Dyson UK gets into the fight James Dyson designed a new ventilator in 10 days. He's making 15,000 for the pandemic fight Dyson has received an order from the UK government for 10,000 ventilators to suppo...
by Manish_P
28 Mar 2020 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296483

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Question to Doctors on this thread... what do you think of this... Abbott Launches Molecular Point-of-Care Test to Detect Novel Coronavirus in as Little as Five Minutes Abbott will be making ID NOW COVID-19 tests available next week and expects to ramp up manufacturing to deliver 50,000 tests per da...
by Manish_P
28 Mar 2020 19:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296483

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Abbott Launches Molecular Point-of-Care Test to Detect Novel Coronavirus in as Little as Five Minutes Abbott will be making ID NOW COVID-19 tests available next week and expects to ramp up manufacturing to deliver 50,000 tests per day Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug A...
by Manish_P
27 Mar 2020 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296483

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Here is my theory. The people who bought this infection in to India are middle/upper middle class & rich people. What percentage of these would be use a regular transport means like buses or crowded train? Or even be in a very crowded street? Most, but not all. Quite a few were students, religi...
by Manish_P
27 Mar 2020 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610542

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

ELINT system housed on top (in the box), Search Radar underneath (in the blister below the fuselage), MAD in the tail.
by Manish_P
26 Mar 2020 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69797

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

All good feedback I see a dichotomy here. Mil folks on twitter can block those whom they don't want to read. We don't have such a feature in a forum. A query. Not really with relation to Services folk as such.. Is it possible to have a thread with write properties only assigned to users chosen by m...
by Manish_P
26 Mar 2020 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69797

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

^ Thakur ji, what do you think about the Knights Light Assault Machine Gun? Similar to ultimax. They share design DNA with common designer. Ah that might account for it then. Thanks. Was/is Ultimax available in 7.62 version? The Knight LAMG (not sure but I think it's name has changed now) covers bo...
by Manish_P
26 Mar 2020 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1739
Views: 313628

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Firing from external hard point?
by Manish_P
26 Mar 2020 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610542

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It appears from Economic Times article that the factors leading to the decision could be HSL's insistence and legal and financial implications of cancelling the bid. Haven't seen documents of any large defence deals, but have seen and signed with a few commercial deals/contracts with Indian & i...
by Manish_P
26 Mar 2020 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69797

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Actually I honestly wonder about it. Reason being the Mil folk on Twitter do face quite a few idiotic, self-entitled, opionated and at times abusive trolls, with lots of calm & cool. It can't be because the expectations are different.. since the BRF forums are also social media to an extent, or ...
by Manish_P
25 Mar 2020 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69797

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

^ Thakur ji, what do you think about the Knights Light Assault Machine Gun?
by Manish_P
23 Mar 2020 13:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296483

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

May i ask where in mumbai are they based, Nachiket ji? Vile Parle. OK. Sensible, sleepy, primarily middle-class suburb. Lot of educational institutes. Was always more law-abiding than others. Used to be primarily Maharastrian and Gujarati. Problem is it's proximity to the airport. And next door And...
by Manish_P
23 Mar 2020 11:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296483

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

My parents who have pretty much locked themselves down in their apartment in Mumbai were saying that the southbound traffic on western express highway (which they can see from their window) seems to be back to normal this morning. They were wondering where all those people were going since a lot of...
by Manish_P
23 Mar 2020 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296483

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^ +1

PM Modi has already tweeted that people need to take the social distancing more seriously and the days curfew was to show that it was possible.

I think he needs to address the nation again soon. Within a day or so

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by Manish_P
22 Mar 2020 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296483

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

<OT> Enthusiastic clapping, cheering, banging of utensils, bells etc. Started in my Mumbai colony from 4.55 PM itself. Snooty neighbours, feuding cross-colony waalas all joined in. And their pet dogs joined in whole-hearted too, then supported ably by the colony mongrels :) Who would have thought to...
by Manish_P
21 Mar 2020 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328209

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

manjgu wrote:Whats so funny abt that ... yankees know capabilities of their gear on f 16 s and how to fool it....


Which is why i specifically mentioned it was for rona-dhona and conspiracy theories on the D&D forums...
by Manish_P
19 Mar 2020 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328209

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

:(( What a blow to Pak H&D (of the deaf-n-dumb forum types). F16 not being able to lock on to a helicopter :mrgreen:
by Manish_P
19 Mar 2020 12:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 742330

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Is it the first time that they have requested begged for a write-off?
by Manish_P
18 Mar 2020 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 705582

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Concur on the meaner and nimbler part. But with our internal challenges (some of which are likely to increase in the 1-2 decades ahead) we do need more boots-on-the-ground too. Unless there is an exponential increase in that other uniformed part of our security apparatus.
by Manish_P
18 Mar 2020 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203982

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Fact is he does not have derision for Indians and Hindus unlike the others. At least I have not observed it. Another fact is he has been hoping for a long time to have a good career in India, as a cricket expert/commentator. He had earlier hoped to be a bigger part of IPL but that got washed out af...
by Manish_P
18 Mar 2020 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3827
Views: 417611

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

All of them are guilty but not in equal proportions depending upon circumstances and their actions, hence each case of mercy should be heard independent of all others based on its own merit They're all being sentenced for the same crime and given the same punishment, i.e. death by hanging. They're ...
by Manish_P
17 Mar 2020 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 537947

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Correct. And there was a very interesting article, posted in these forums, about how his dad didn't allow the coalition government of the day to scuttle the deal (and get it renegotiated) of the Su 30 MKIs by trying to bring in the bogey of corruption. And how ABV, George Fernandes etc were instrume...
by Manish_P
17 Mar 2020 17:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3827
Views: 417611

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The key here is how many more are on death row but nothing is happening, thanks to Judiciary and Law officers. From wiki, as per NCRB, since year 2001- 2328 have been sentenced to death. Only 4 have been hanged. Dhananjoy Chatterjee (2004), Ajmal Kasab (2012), Afzal Guru (2013), Yakub Memon (2015)....
by Manish_P
17 Mar 2020 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 537947

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

The actual scary thing is that they are deliberately playing to their captive audiences and each one of that audience has the same vote as an aeronautical engineer.
by Manish_P
17 Mar 2020 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653313

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Yay. Good to hear. Onwards now - with increasing speed and strength.
by Manish_P
17 Mar 2020 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 705582

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Does BRF have a thread where issues like these are discussed/explained? Our veterans, even after their service, are one of the primary sources of inspiration and recruitment for the next gen. Their grievances, specifically with regards to changes in policy and how it affects them is not understood b...
by Manish_P
17 Mar 2020 11:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203982

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

https://images.dawn.com/news/1184847/shoaib-akhtar-is-blaming-chinese-people-eating-bats-for-ruining-psl Here's what the Muslim brothers of the Chinaman really think about it. Of course Dawn quotes extensively from the cricketer precisely because they can't say the same things themselves. Shoaib Ak...
by Manish_P
17 Mar 2020 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296483

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Here in Mumbai, yesterday BMC has ordered all private offices to keep 50% of staff working from home. Strangely they have given option in some cases to work 'alternately' ? There is 6 months imprisonment and/or fine to owners who do not follow this directive (Under section 10 of the Epidemic Disease...
by Manish_P
17 Mar 2020 09:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296483

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Well someone here had asked when the activists would get activated. Here we go.. Notice how the only actual doctor willing to be named in the article supports the measure! Activists oppose govt move to stamp those in self-isolation People suspected of contracting coronavirus and directed to self-iso...
by Manish_P
16 Mar 2020 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610542

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

<OT>Haven't seen a post from 'Austin' for a long time. He used to post about new/updated Russian systems in informative detail.</OT>
by Manish_P
16 Mar 2020 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69797

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The current defence minister is a gentleman :) but I do agree with your sentiments.

More and more our babudom seems to be of the type depicted in the 'Yes, Minister' TV series. Entirely self serving and self sustaining.
by Manish_P
16 Mar 2020 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69797

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

About a soldier and his love for his gun.. well it's an interview with a serving soldier. Good read. Tavor for FIBUA—Gun for Indian urban set-up Some of the several points mentioned by the soldier "Tavor lets you hold it tightly. The weapon is such that it is easy to hold, and when it’s held, i...
by Manish_P
16 Mar 2020 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610542

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

That’s incorrect it is Tu-22 not Tu-22m, as West didn’t even know about Tu-22m till 1970 and Russia didn’t field them in large number till late 70s. Russia offered 4 Tu-22m as part of lease only in 04 as part of Gorshkov deal for 2.3 billion. We refused that (You can say sanity won out) and Russia ...
by Manish_P
16 Mar 2020 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328209

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Look at this footage ! https://www.facebook.com/HamzaTahirVLOGS/videos/1481514938686259/ Stunning footage of F16 crash ! Turn up the volume - clear case of misjudgement ! He got into a mush and the optical illusion prevented him from ejecting Crashed near the Pak-China friendship center too... very...
by Manish_P
16 Mar 2020 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610542

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

How reliable is this guy - 'Rakesh Krishnan Simha'. Based in NZ, writing for a russian publication.. His article on the F16 downing post balakot was received with neutrality here IIRC This is from 2016 Does India really need Russia’s ‘Backfire’ bomber? The Indian Air Force has a variety of specialis...
by Manish_P
15 Mar 2020 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69797

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

What is the Army thinking?! :shock: The army or... our babudom from the article Russian industry sources say that, when the Indian tender was floated in 2010, they had only the Igla-S to offer since the Verba was not ready. In 2014, when the Russian military introduced the fourth-generation Verba, ...
by Manish_P
15 Mar 2020 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 171170

Re: Indian Army History Thread

I concur. The thing to note is that a decision in the west would have made the holding onto east Pakistan untenable at best and ensured that the TSP divisions in the east dies on the vine. It would have been a lot more bloody for us, but who knows what would have happened with a victory in the west...
by Manish_P
14 Mar 2020 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941298

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

And whatever those failings were, we still won stinking in the East and fought W. Pakistan offensive to a standstill. So, tell me again why the units that fought in the west and east could not have taken the western half out if they'd been concentrated in the west? IMHO our forces could have, but a...
by Manish_P
13 Mar 2020 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941298

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

No need to go to jolly old England for how tactics and training and numbers and sheer guts matter. If my memory serves me right, we did it with MIG-21s and SU-30MKIs in one of our early exercises with the Americans at home. Of course. Going to UKstan was not my intention. Just that the interview me...

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