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by Manish_P
09 Jun 2021 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)
Replies: 96
Views: 13347

Re: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)

The below is cross posted from the Mil thread...the header can as easily be true for our navy Imagine a super power like king khan being asked to choose... and then compare our situation & limitations. Memo reveals US Navy must pick between future destroyer, fighter or sub for FY23 plan ....... ...
by Manish_P
09 Jun 2021 17:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 238176

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Doubtful. The turks will probably become the new talibs. Once they get in, they won't get out. If the turks can make deals to reach across half a continent to make it work, India can't do it in its own backyard? It should be the other way round. Seems unlikely.. the talibs are basically Pakis, Paki...
by Manish_P
09 Jun 2021 13:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 238176

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

The islamist turks will probably do deals with their fellow islamists talibs (mediated by the islamist Pakis). When the deals go sour (as is the won't between islamists) and a few turks get butchered the Turks will get out of there or make a new deal (with Pakis trying to jack up the prices). For us...
by Manish_P
08 Jun 2021 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1877
Views: 405255

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

I wonder.

We don't seem to be as perturbed by the Chinese long range heavy bombers (even if they were supersonic ones) as we are by their long range missiles. I would assume the reverse to be equally true..
by Manish_P
08 Jun 2021 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1877
Views: 405255

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

..It can launch hypersonic/supersonic/subsonic missiles at insanely long ranges and simply stay out of AAD bubble... Because of the versatility in payload, it can play multiple roles (anti-shipping, land attack, and primarily strategic). Ok. Same (except perhaps the anti-shipping role) can also be ...
by Manish_P
08 Jun 2021 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1877
Views: 405255

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

How does the Tu 160 operate against militaries with capable AD systems? A high flying, high RCS aircraft it will stay well away and fire from safe stand off range, wouldn't it? The US B1A had similar operating role - fast and high, until they realized the capabilities of the soviet AD systems. The B...
by Manish_P
05 Jun 2021 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1458
Views: 374787

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

:roll:

Faint hope it is a chankian way of slapping their H&D by rejecting them later in trials...leaving a few crumbs for the Pakis. Loss of face is a huge takleef for islamists..
by Manish_P
04 Jun 2021 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 140
Views: 25217

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

:D HC junks Juhi Chawla's suit against 5G, imposes Rs 20 lakh fine The Delhi high court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by actor Juhi Chawla against the setting up of 5G wireless networks across India and imposed a Rs 20 lakh fine on the plaintiffs for "abusing the process of law". In ...
by Manish_P
04 Jun 2021 15:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 15, 2021
Replies: 467
Views: 100371

Re: Terroristan - April 15, 2021

Im-the-Dim and his FM can now restart begging the Europeans to reinstate the trade exemptions... Of course the judge who gave the ruling would have probably made his plans to leave jihadistan to protect his testimonials and musharaff Pakistani court overturns death row Christian couple's blasphemy c...
by Manish_P
03 Jun 2021 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1458
Views: 374787

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Philip wrote:Ch-2 has had no upgrades over 20 yrs.Even the upgrades proposed will not improve it to T-14 std....


Dear lord, one hopes not... don't want it to break down in the parade before old Buck palace now do we :roll:
by Manish_P
03 Jun 2021 15:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 15, 2021
Replies: 467
Views: 100371

Re: Terroristan - April 15, 2021

Another dumb-ass act by Im duh dim's goberment. ... Great move Pakhanistan. You just peeved off your iron brother, central Asian nations and possibly al Rooski! For a few quick bucks. But aren't the MOUs of Jihadistan as worthless as toilet paper? Just like the credit line of 50 million dollahs to ...
by Manish_P
03 Jun 2021 15:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4810
Views: 555407

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Learn from @thewire_in how to run propaganda. Educate yourself. Effective propaganda reaches a very large target audience. Less than 0.1% of Indians read The Wire. Objectively speaking, Modi is the most effective "propagandist" by hundreds of miles. If you spent a proportional fraction of...
by Manish_P
03 Jun 2021 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4810
Views: 555407

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak wrote:
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Would I be right in assuming that most, if not all, the milords have been vaccinated...
by Manish_P
02 Jun 2021 12:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)
Replies: 96
Views: 13347

Re: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)

Detailed posts from Sachin, HNair have given good info about the back ground as well as the current on-ground situation in the islands and more crucially the behind-the-scene machinations of the internal players who have vested interests for their own gain, but also are being strung along by the ext...
by Manish_P
02 Jun 2021 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 155
Views: 47146

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

chetak wrote:...
I spent some time there and we were commonly mistaken for georgians because of our skin tones...


You sure can spring unexpected surprises, Comrade Chetak :)
by Manish_P
01 Jun 2021 06:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4481
Views: 943523

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Fikar not. Once the amrekis leave the strategic back yard, the uniformed jihadis can again take over as being the international commission agents for the poppy crop industry which will be a focus area for the Talibunnies. This will help reduce loans A-o A
by Manish_P
30 May 2021 20:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)
Replies: 96
Views: 13347

Re: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)

^ I find it even more amazing that Russia finds a way of getting into a thread about Lakshwadeep :D
by Manish_P
29 May 2021 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 155
Views: 47146

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

Ok. That was in 1988. One has to remember India purchased the MiG-29s back then through barter with the Soviet Union in exchange for bananas! Clearly Philip, that would have been a better proposition to acquire many more MiG-29s for $0 ... bananas only. Different era :) Surely it was other thing/go...
by Manish_P
28 May 2021 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 155
Views: 47146

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

^^ The Vayu article shared by Basant mentions Interestingly, during the same visit, while in Moscow, Air Commodore Philip Rajkumar and I were invited by the Chief Designer of Sukhoi. During this meeting, he showed us the design of a single-engine light-weight fighter in class of the LCA (the Su-54),...
by Manish_P
28 May 2021 16:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3521
Views: 694377

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The Briturds are often fond of pointing to German Nazi past. Any bets on the Ukstanis ever compensating Bharat for the many genocides they did during their enslavement? Germany will pay Namibia $1.3bn as it formally recognizes colonial-era genocide More than 100 years after the crimes committed by t...
by Manish_P
28 May 2021 13:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 155
Views: 47146

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

Sir, the russian LCA could have cost us much more.. it might well have killed off our home-grown LCA Tejas !
by Manish_P
27 May 2021 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2701
Views: 445400

Re: Military Flight Safety

^ That is a very very nice gesture by the villagers. My humble respects to these true salt of the earth types. The departed Squad. Leader would have appreciated the reciprocal gratitude of the people he saved.
by Manish_P
26 May 2021 17:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1458
Views: 374787

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

.. The Sprut is a lot lighter but might need ERA to improve its armour.. There is no 'might' about it. Through the frontal arc of 40º left and right the armor provides protection against attack from small arms fire up to 12.7 mm and through the remainder of the vehicle against attack from 7.62 mm s...
by Manish_P
26 May 2021 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4810
Views: 555407

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There is a dedicated and sticky thread on this forum itself - 'Achievements of Modi Government 2.0'

Please add this list to that thread, with necessary as-on- date updations
by Manish_P
26 May 2021 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 130
Views: 45143

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Love that last line - 'ATGM mod' :twisted:

May it have variants (heavy mortar carrier) and larger siblings (soft recoil 105 mm) soon...
by Manish_P
25 May 2021 13:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 15, 2021
Replies: 467
Views: 100371

Re: Terroristan - April 15, 2021

Ah yes. It is for reserved for enchandee purposes.
by Manish_P
25 May 2021 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 15, 2021
Replies: 467
Views: 100371

Re: Terroristan - April 15, 2021

Isn't jihadistan forever reserves in the negative? What sialkoti statistics is this hain?
by Manish_P
24 May 2021 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12035
Views: 1422806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Meanwhile I am proud to see IITK incubated company Noccarc growing and contributing to the nation! - they are producing 100+ ventilators *every day* which is extremely impressive - starting from a professor's lab, students, alums contributing and producing a company in less than a year.. Indeed Amb...
by Manish_P
24 May 2021 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4117
Views: 907632

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

^<OT> Quick question - Why were the Russian engines not selected for our indigenous Helis. Trying to reduce dependency? </OT>
by Manish_P
24 May 2021 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4117
Views: 907632

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

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1393742944981553152?s=19 Engine change is not a practical or economic solution to any perceived problem on a fighter. There are no successful programmes of engine retro-mod on an existing fighter. Su-30MKI definitely doesn't need an engine upgrade. It's lifetime su...
by Manish_P
23 May 2021 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4117
Views: 907632

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

The cost of a single PW F-135 engine amounts to approx. $16.2 M for a 40K thrust engine. A 2017 report said that Ru offered all 270 MKIs upgraded to SS std. with the new AL 41 FP engine for approx.$6+B. That's approx. $22M per aircraft. If one assumes that half the cost is that of the two engines, ...
by Manish_P
23 May 2021 13:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12035
Views: 1422806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Maybe some regions are close to herd immunity.. still doesn't excuse throwing caution (and masks) to the wind! Four out of 1,682 test positive during random antigen tests Not only is the number of new Covid-positive patients coming down in Kalyan and Dombivali, the overall tally of positive cases ha...
by Manish_P
22 May 2021 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 502
Views: 90257

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

^ Yes, Mukhi ji. Same situation across most of the country I think. They get a pittance from the Governement and depend substantially on the 'alms' provided by the devotees. No social security, no substancial pension etc. Nor is there an organizational net which can take care of them in case of emer...
by Manish_P
22 May 2021 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2446
Views: 464357

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

... It is delusional to think that you can have any meaningful impact by just fielding a handful of long range aircraft (with questionable survivability) that are capable of launching stand off munitions. Besides the obvious limitations (and cost) of those munitions, you are still limited by your o...
by Manish_P
21 May 2021 16:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1092
Views: 262937

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Fn launches new Evolys LMG in 5.56 and 7.62 as Fn Minimi successor. They have managed to shave off 2.5 KGs off 5.56 Minimi. https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/fn-herstal-launches-evolys-an-innovative-new-lmg The 2.5 kgs weight saving got me interested on how they managed it. I suspected...
by Manish_P
21 May 2021 13:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12035
Views: 1422806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Similar story in most peaceful areas in mumbai Spot the number of persons wearing masks in the two photos in the article And the journo writes the article as if it is a positive news :roll: Mumbai: Against all odds, Govandi-Mankhurd keep Covid-19 cases low The M-east ward comprising Govandi and Mank...
by Manish_P
21 May 2021 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2701
Views: 445400

Re: Military Flight Safety

:(

May the almighty give strength to his family.

Om Shanti!
by Manish_P
18 May 2021 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2446
Views: 464357

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Manish ji, most of the world is moving towards UCAVs, cruise missiles and loitering munitions. India is also investing Ghatak UCAV alongside other programs. Where is the need for strategic bomber? By the time India actually finds funds(probably in 2030's) for this kind of project, warfare would hav...
by Manish_P
18 May 2021 17:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2446
Views: 464357

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

What Philip sir simply wants to say in one sentence, but has used that rather speculative article, is - 'We should buy a squadron of the Tupolev Tu-22 or Tupolev Tu-160' Philip sir, let the Super Sukhoi upgrade + Brahmos NG combo handle this role (not completely, i agree) till the GOI find funds for...

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