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by Neshant
21 Feb 2018 15:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 641
Views: 71177

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Too early to say what obor will amount to. Commercially it's non viable so far. No market needs tens of billions in port, rail or road infrastructure debt only to see train/shiploads of Chinese goods arrive running up a trade deficit. It's been more successful in planting the seeds for future naval ...
by Neshant
21 Feb 2018 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 617
Views: 34460

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Nothing a loan from China cannot make up.
by Neshant
20 Feb 2018 16:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 617
Views: 34460

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Count it down.

On Strike 3, something will take place I predict.

Strike One.

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Expect Maldives won't extend Emergency beyond today: India

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 998151.cms
by Neshant
20 Feb 2018 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1398
Views: 88043

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

The guy is trying to get Nepal into debt trap with China to consolidate his power.
by Neshant
20 Feb 2018 02:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 617
Views: 34460

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

As predicted. 2 weeks of martial law has turned into 2 months. And it will keep being extended till the dictator Yameen has consolidated power. ----------- Emergency extended in Maldives by 30 days as key committee backs president Yameen https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/emergency...
by Neshant
20 Feb 2018 02:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 641
Views: 71177

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

^^ True dat. There is no way China has spent 60 billion in Pakistan on infrastructure. They are making up large bills claiming work their imported workforce has conducted in Pakistan, Sri Lanka..etc with surplus materials from their country is 5X what it's actually worth. Any country dumb enough to ...
by Neshant
20 Feb 2018 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 175
Views: 11276

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

R-R engine expert discusses future fighter technology https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/interview-r-r-engine-expert-discusses-future-fight-445940/ Rolls Royce lost out in the post ADVENT R&D funding in the US while their 2 primary competitors on the Mil side received well over a $1 bil...
by Neshant
19 Feb 2018 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 641
Views: 71177

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

So far OBOR is proving to be a money losing venture.

Lots of money (more like over billing by China) going in and no profitable income stream coming out.
by Neshant
12 Feb 2018 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 78099

Re: Indian Biotech News & Discussion

Anant wrote:Any fellow Indian scientists left on here? Anyone with expertise in microfluidics? Thanks all!


What are you planning on developing?
by Neshant
12 Feb 2018 05:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 617
Views: 34460

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

looks like india is going to do nothing.
by Neshant
07 Feb 2018 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 617
Views: 34460

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I would not be surprised if US or UK launched a military response since India is impotent.
by Neshant
05 Feb 2018 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 617
Views: 34460

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

15 days state of emergency declared.

He's testing the waters and will extend it indefinitely after 15 days I am guessing.
by Neshant
05 Feb 2018 18:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 617
Views: 34460

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

^^^ The article is long on claims and short on facts.

India has no control over decisions of the Supreme Court in the Maldives.

A dictator will inevitably run into problems hanging on to power while trying to subvert democratic institutions.
by Neshant
04 Feb 2018 17:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 462492

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

It would be profitable for them. Likewise for conventional submarines. The US does not produce any conventional subs but has an array of technologies which could equip a conventional sub. Involve them in the design & development of conventional subs from the ground up and they will not only buy ...
by Neshant
04 Feb 2018 17:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 462492

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

If Lockheed or Boeing invested just a small portion of their great fortune into the LCA's development - even to market the 2 seat trainer version globally, that would provide a huge boost to the program. Outsource some of the part production to those companies and they will surely figure out ways of...
by Neshant
27 Jan 2018 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5377
Views: 486289

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Pl ck US approval for 34 JSFs for Belgium at $6.53B.Recently announced.You can work out the cost/aircraft yourself! Nowhere close to your hugely optimistic figures.The low figs put out by LH are nothing but bait for customers and the extra costs to fix the current glitches haven't even been estimat...
by Neshant
27 Jan 2018 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 2999
Views: 341176

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

China planning a naval base in Guyana eventually ?

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China donates military equipment to Guyana

http://www.janes.com/article/69403/chin ... -to-guyana
by Neshant
25 Jan 2018 11:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: ALT-Tech Dhaga
Replies: 28
Views: 2434

Re: ALT-Tech Dhaga

by Neshant
25 Jan 2018 11:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3890
Views: 145486

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

“The plan is to create a standard for kilobars that can be adopted around the world, delivered anywhere, possibly using blockchain to identify the bars, their origins,” a physical gold trading source said. “Rigid standards and blockchain would bring in people who are worried they could be getting c...
by Neshant
22 Jan 2018 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1963
Views: 124814

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Unless there are tie-ups in defense and all round R&D with Japan, India gains little if anything out of this relationship. Even less so with Australia which threw us under the bus by using their participation in Malabar exercises as a bargaining chip with China. Best to plan to go it alone and n...
by Neshant
22 Jan 2018 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 702
Views: 84930

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

The American response is actually what's going to be interesting. Perhaps they will bomb a few areas inside Pakistan's border region but not much else. Or they may bomb up some infrastructure in Pakistan at worst and get themselves kicked outta Pakistan. Put a naval blockaid on Pakistan and bomb up...
by Neshant
21 Jan 2018 08:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 462492

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I have a suggestion. Abandon qualification methods for aerospace products for the LCA that are currently in use. It simply takes way, way too long and is too bureaucratic! Something a lot faster has to be devised for approving entry into service. I'm not convinced the validation & verification m...
by Neshant
21 Jan 2018 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5377
Views: 486289

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The DDM might be jumping the gun about the F-35 because Vivek Lall, the NRI VP of LM, is obviously talking about the F-Solah. BUT still they are hinting at a pathway to the F-35. In fact, IMHO, they sound pretty explicit about it. If we get the chance to get the F-35 and hook into that $1.5T eco-sy...
by Neshant
21 Jan 2018 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 175
Views: 11276

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

EASA-FAA cooperate with each other on aviation regulations and without their certification on Engine Security, no plane can land in Europe, US. Canada etc. There is now way they will certify Chinese Maal for their markets, not especially when they lose big $$ to China. Euro Zone , America, Japan, R...
by Neshant
20 Jan 2018 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 175
Views: 11276

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

China is already planning the development of the C-929 which will be a competitor to Boeing's 777 (intercontinental)
The C-919 will compete against the (regional) 737 which is Boeing's bread and butter.

India is stuck at the level of screwdriver assembly and killing domestic aircraft programs.
by Neshant
18 Jan 2018 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1133
Views: 115889

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Eventually India will buy/lease the Tu-160 just as it has the Tu-22

by Neshant
22 May 2017 15:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4013
Views: 566147

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

India sends message to China by conducting Anti Submarine Drills in the South China Sea

by Neshant
22 May 2017 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2999
Views: 292865

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Please explain the physics behind this - how spaced apart engines help Ru aircrafts take creative twists and turns. Supposedly the effect of varying thrust on either engine spaced further apart helps increase rates of turn (not sure in what pitch, roll or yaw). Also to maximize the effect of TVC, t...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 09:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 956
Views: 84572

Re: Indian IT Industry

Snapchat should not expand to "poor countries like India" : CEO Pompliano said Spiegel had abruptly cut him off after he expressed concern about the app not taking off overseas and offering some solutions. According to the Variety report, Spiegel told Pompliano: "This app is only for...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2999
Views: 292865

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

DRDO needs to start X-plane (experimental aircraft) projects to test out various concepts in parallel with working on deployable aircraft like AMCA. Working on deployable aircraft does not allow for taking any design risks. That's because if the design proves to be unworkable, it sets the program ba...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2016
Views: 300315

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The Navy has tracked seven Chinese submarines in the IOR till now, with the first being a Shang-class nuclear attack submarine (SSN) from December 2013 to February 2014. "Two Chinese submarines, a nuclear one alternating with a diesel-electric one, are coming for three months each to the IOR e...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2231
Views: 170341

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

You can't get more iconic gora firms than those and each is held by a fvcking desi not one generation removed from Bharat. You've damned right we are fustrated by screwdrivergiri. If we can't innovate then at least negotiate better fvcking deals where TOT actually means TOT. With almost no local ae...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2999
Views: 292865

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

AMCA layout from ADA's annual report 2015-2016 http://i65.tinypic.com/hti4h2.jpg It looks so much like the Mitsubishi's Shinshin. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7NeFaXK_Vps/UfjYiP3i8MI/AAAAAAAACXw/u_V5taL4pvE/s1600/Mitsubishi+ATD-X+Shinshin.jpg With the engines so close together, can this plane maneuver...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 07:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5377
Views: 486289

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I think if we can put aside our fear that somehow the LCA would be scuppered by a MII initiative (it won't), then F-35 is about the only alternative we have. Tejas will be killed (or sidelined) if foreign single engine fighters start arriving. The sad reality is all that potential for an indigenous...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 823
Views: 62771

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

^^ Hopefully incremental improvements and upgrades of existing 4/4+ gen aircraft. Its only practical if India has IP ownership that comes with building its own plane (e.g. Tejas). Foreign manufacturers will be less than willing to provide detailed aircraft information needed for improvements/upgrade...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 07:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4013
Views: 566147

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Admin note: This is Indian Navy News & Discussion. You have been asked not to post random non-Indian stuff in such threads! Two day ban
by Neshant
22 May 2017 05:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3890
Views: 145486

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Its been said that like the US, it is not in India's interest to allow the price of gold to move freely. We spend vast amount of money importing a metal that mostly sits in the vaults of the people under lock & key. We do not control the supply of gold as we are not producers of gold. Nor are we...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2016
Views: 300315

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

A sign of things to come..? ______ "We Will Go To War; We Will Fight You": China's Xi Threatens Duterte If Philippines Drills For Oil May 20, 2017 6:40 PM The Philippines' outspoken president Rodrigo Duterte got a glimpse of the true snarling, belligerent Chinese dragon hiding behind the c...

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