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by Neshant
18 Jul 2018 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 44005

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The recent 2005 declassified UFO encounter by F-18 pilots of the USN Neshant , Check this 'Aliens could share more tech with us, if we warmonger less' - Former Canada Defense Minister Frmer defence minister of Canada is a bit nutty. I would not be talking anything he says as being worthwhile. The U...
by Neshant
18 Jul 2018 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1820
Views: 352300

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

Another thing that needs to be factored into costs are the number of crashes, malfunctions and time spent doing maintenence and repairs in the hangar. Also the cost of parts replacement including the engine and how often that needs to be done.
by Neshant
17 Jul 2018 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 44005

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Austin wrote:Thought it was interesting after Pentagon recently declassifed the 2005 UFO enounter


The recent 2005 declassified UFO encounter by F-18 pilots of the USN

I wonder why the Pentagon decided to declassify it now.

by Neshant
17 Jul 2018 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 44005

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Does not look like it offers anything significantly new.

Most of these concepts already exists in 4th and 4+th gen aircraft or could be incorporated into them.

When they say hypersonic, they surely mean the missile not the aircraft.
by Neshant
17 Jul 2018 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1820
Views: 352300

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

The massive opportunity costs of destroying the local aerospace R&D base by importing foreign planes should also be factored in. Huge outflows of foreign exchange to finance the R&D of foreign scientists and engineers whomworked on the plane at the expense of local ones should be calculated ...
by Neshant
16 Jul 2018 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 797
Views: 97305

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Another OBOR success story in the making? Another country headed for debt trap under OBOR. Is there any country other than China benefitting from OBOR with white elephant projects ------ Chinese 'highway to nowhere' haunts Montenegro https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/chinese-highway-t...
by Neshant
16 Jul 2018 17:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2957
Views: 190242

Re: Iran News and Discussions

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/how-israel-in-the-dark-of-night-stole-irans-nuclear-secrets/articleshow/65004440.cms an article of how Mossad agents stole records pertaining to Iran Nuclear archive from Tehran I was just about to post the above. Hard to say if it's fact or fic...
by Neshant
16 Jul 2018 17:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1898
Views: 221661

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Interesting how China is conducting a cultural eradication of Muslims in China. No words from "Muslim brothers" of the OIC. ------ Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/muslims-in-chinas-little-mecca-fear-eradication-of-...
by Neshant
15 Jul 2018 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 797
Views: 97305

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

SCO Summit 2018: India not mentioned in portion of joint communique backing China's OBOR project At the SCO meeting, India did not back China's OBOR project because it goes through Indian territory of Gilgit & Baltistan. To be clear, India attended an SCO meeting. India did not attend an OBOR e...
by Neshant
13 Jul 2018 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1820
Views: 352300

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

Rakesh wrote:IAF may steer Tejas to overcome project delays
https://english.manoramaonline.com/news ... elays.html


They are going to steer it to disaster.

The entire push to import single engine fighters was coming from the IAF and none other.
by Neshant
12 Jul 2018 13:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272175

Re: Internal Security Watch

The center needs to send these illegals back and soon - in a safe manner. Which internal security agency is even keeping a handle on this situation. ---------------- Two Rohingya Muslims arrested for illegally procuring Indian passport, Aadhaar card http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/jul/09...
by Neshant
12 Jul 2018 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 797
Views: 97305

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

The SAARC region trade agreements sees India as the huge target market and everybody is allowed to pile on. We must quickly execute a trump like manoeuvre to make sure that trade is equally balanced and no charitable rubbish is contaminating such agreements. Anyone becoming part of OBOR/BRI/CPEC sh...
by Neshant
12 Jul 2018 12:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1877
Views: 206631

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

The infrastructure China built in Pakistan (with chinese companies, chinese labor and chinese material) is not worth more than 1/5th to 1/7th the actual amount China spent on it. Essentially China is handing Pakistan an inflated bill for what amounts to dumping its surplus production & construct...
by Neshant
12 Jul 2018 12:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2957
Views: 190242

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran Assures India On Oil Supply Day After Diplomat's Warning https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/amid-us-threat-iran-says-will-do-our-best-to-ensure-oil-supply-to-india-1881767?pfrom=home-topscroll The irony is that India now has less reason to trust supplies from Iran regardless of what they " a...
by Neshant
11 Jul 2018 22:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1053
Views: 92620

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

China Steals Secrets Behind Apple's Self-Driving Car The US has arrested a former Apple employee who allegedly tried to abscond with sensitive proprietary information from the company's closely guarded self-driving car project, according to the Financial Times. Xiaolang Zhang, who had recently left...
by Neshant
11 Jul 2018 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2480
Views: 400503

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Supposedly the J-10s have tons of engine problems with more planes returning to the factory for "repairs" than leaving it.
by Neshant
11 Jul 2018 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2480
Views: 400503

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Everything you need to know about the weapons China sells to Africa https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2154189/everything-you-need-know-about-weapons-china-sells They don't sell so much as give away much of these armaments to any African country willing to take it. The longer...
by Neshant
10 Jul 2018 12:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4077
Views: 182201

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

The Spectator Index Surely pakistan would be somewhere on that list. Where are they. What about Netherlands, Poland? The ppp is kind of meaningless since most of India's ppp is absorbed just for basic existence (food, shelter) rather than having an investible surplus that can be deployed into resea...
by Neshant
10 Jul 2018 12:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 685
Views: 105996

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Has India even developed MRE packages for it's military? In times of war, what really is the strategy to keep an army on the move rapidly fed? Hopefully there is a strategy. Yes, and it has been there for ages. DRDO transferred MRE technology to MTR in 2000 according to wiki . A DRDO tech focus art...
by Neshant
10 Jul 2018 10:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 685
Views: 105996

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Yes! It still exists. It is called Semi Conductor Limited http://www.scl.gov.in/ They used to make the 6502 microprocessor around the time of the fire. As per their website, they are at 180nm CMOS technology and make pretty routine stuff. Probably they also build some classified imagers, parts whic...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2480
Views: 400503

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

With India's enormous size, it has the market to support the entire local supply chain ecosystem of any product. But when disastrous decisions like importing planes, tanks, hell even basic stuff like guns and bullets are made with zero effort in many cases to encourage local companies to research an...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 44005

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Manish_P wrote:Is it just me, or does the M2 Skywave have a striking resemblance to the US made Icon A5


And doesn't the Y-12F look somewhat like the Dornier 228
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701382

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Let's hope the Kaveri does not turn out like the 100 year Arjun tank project.
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 13:41
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 615607

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

He had American family, lifestyle, etc. Do you really think he died unhappy? I'd be willing to bet he did die unhappy. Also nobody can be sure he died naturally as opposed to getting bumped off by his cia host - especially if he even hinted at feeling any sense of remorse. You can be sure they had ...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 340922

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Really makes one wonder where the loyalty of this so called national party likewith their underhanded attempts at changing the demographics. _______ Congress and NC unmoved by Govt decision to deport Rohingyas http://www.uniindia.com/cong-nc-unmoved-by-govt-decision-to-deport-rohingyas-jitendra/stat...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 12:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 685
Views: 105996

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Has India even developed MRE packages for it's military? In times of war, what really is the strategy to keep an army on the move rapidly fed? Hopefully there is a strategy. ------ TASS: Science & Space – Russia to promote its space food worldwide http://windowstorussia.com/wp-content/uploads/20...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 11:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 685
Views: 105996

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Hope it really is artificial intelligence and not just a glorified keyword search of case documents. Found the company's website : Legitquest https://www.legitquest.com ------- Will artificial intelligence cure trial courts of 100-year-old pendency headache? The software developed by Kalia's team is...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272175

Re: Internal Security Watch

Both US and UK govt wanted India to test and declare itself a nuclear power during the 90s. That was the whole point of pushing ahead with the CTBT - to end the ambiguity of India's nuclear status. The reason was 2 fold : 1) To incease the financial burden on China to militarily deploy nuclear asset...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 942
Views: 83299

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I'd be careful about directing any ire towards Maldivians (who generally love India) as opposed to one guy Yameen who does not. The whole reason he is a dictator is because he could not get democratically elected. The upcoming elections will be rigged. What is important however is once he is dethron...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 01:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4267
Views: 160935

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

The revival of the global nuclear power industry will take place around such innovations instead of giant sized nuclear reactor behemoths we see today. I hope India directs it's efforts at building commerical grade compact fusion reactors now that it has developed compact fission reactors for the nu...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 00:52
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 615607

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Rabinder Singh, spy who defected to US, is no more: Double agent lived his last years as a remorseful recluse https://www.firstpost.com/india/rabinder-singh-spy-who-defected-to-us-is-no-more-double-agent-lived-his-last-years-as-a-remorseful-recluse-4688341.html Road accident sounds so Raw...Russian...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1656
Views: 213027

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

How long will the Arjun tank project continue without the tank being mass produced. It's been decades and still the goal has not been met. Either start mass producing it or shut it down. There are other programs that could use the money that's being pissed away on a project with no prospects of prod...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2480
Views: 400503

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Actually even Taiwan doesn't have any cutting edge tech - only the US and to lesser extents Korea (memory specifically) and Japan do, and they are not going to turn it over to the Chinese for love or money. Taiwan already turned over much of the semiconductor manufacturing tech it got from the US t...
by Neshant
07 Jul 2018 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1656
Views: 213027

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Its time to kill the Arjun project. It is wasting valuable resources on something that will not be produced. It's a lesson on incompetent project management and how disastrously things can turn out when proper engineering requirements are not solidly established from the start. It also highlights th...
by Neshant
07 Jul 2018 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2480
Views: 400503

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

US has buried every contender to it's throne. China is the latest contender to the throne. One thing China lacks but which US has (at least until Trump took office) are a diverse array of strong economic and military allies. Western Europe (excluding Germany), UK, Japan, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, A...
by Neshant
07 Jul 2018 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1820
Views: 352300

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

This plane looks to be a great platform upon which to test UCAV development concepts. Its just the right size and looks like it could pull some high Gs once it's flight control software is modified and the pilot removed. It will need a sensor suite , telemetry package and an AI system before it ever...
by Neshant
06 Jul 2018 08:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2480
Views: 400503

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

How can we do such eye balling of stealth and come to conclusion , the design has every thing done to reduce RCS so LO wise it should be better than any thing that PLAN flies from the deck. Also the J8II is a much longer delta-wing interceptor powered by two turbojets while the J-31 copies the F-35...
by Neshant
05 Jul 2018 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2480
Views: 400503

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I am expecting a navalised J-20 or J-31 more of the latter , its got every thing to be a good naval fighter Everything except stealth and maneuverability that is... Their stealth claims are bogus. Sticking an angled airframe over of a 3rd generation J8-II does not turn it into a 5th gen stealth air...
by Neshant
04 Jul 2018 21:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4077
Views: 182201

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Trump is going to destroy China's mercantilist trade policy where they sell everything and buy nothing from the US except strategic assets + IP theft.

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