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by NRao
20 Mar 2020 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4459
Views: 526542

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Cain Marko wrote:In the meanwhile Tulsi Gabbard has endorsed Sleepy Joe.... :shock:


Makes no difference. He is fast asleep.
by NRao
12 Mar 2020 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Biden reflects the old centrist Dems . If he makes candidature the younger ‘progressive’ left wing fascists will want one of theirs on the ticket, like the evangelicals have their man Pence for Trump . How moderate Biden can be is a function of how much control the centrist Dems have over their par...
by NRao
11 Mar 2020 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 966
Views: 184042

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Taliban prisoner swap begins as part of Afghan peace talks Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has approved the release of 1,500 Taliban prisoners as part of efforts to secure a peace deal with the insurgent group. The presidential decree requires all prisoners to give "a written guarantee to not re...
by NRao
09 Mar 2020 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942746

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

chola wrote:I wonder if IAF has something a similar program in case we lose GPS.

Buy Garmin D2 Charlie watches.

https://www.airforce-technology.com/new ... -2-pilots/
by NRao
08 Mar 2020 03:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4459
Views: 526542

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESOqZKZUEAAWdn8?format=jpg&name=small https://twitter.com/DrAmbardar/status/1235019031351943168 The correct answer, imho, is that the conflict is 900 years old. And, that no one, including the UN or the US Congress, can turn a switch on/off to change the situation. I...
by NRao
06 Mar 2020 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1675
Views: 287223

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

The Pentagon’s AI Shop Takes A Venture Capital Approach to Funding Tech Military leaders who long to copy the way Silicon Valley funds projects should know: the Valley isn’t the hit machine people think it is, says Nand Mulchandani, chief technical officer of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelli...
by NRao
05 Mar 2020 05:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 966
Views: 184042

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

https://twitter.com/AmrullahSaleh2/status/1233997405990899712 If the Afghans make this stick the agreement will not last long . We will see. https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/1234467070886195206 Aditya Raj Kaul @AdityaRajKaul Shortest peace deal ever! Taliban ends partial truce with US, anno...
by NRao
03 Mar 2020 09:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4459
Views: 526542

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Beto O'Rourke endorses Biden.
by NRao
21 Feb 2020 09:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV



Given that Pakis are occupying Britain, you just may be right. The whites are ready to abandon the island.
by NRao
21 Feb 2020 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Mulvaney says U.S. is ‘desperate’ for more legal immigrants Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told a crowd at a private gathering in England on Wednesday night that the Trump administration “needs more immigrants” for the U.S. economy to continue growing, according to a audio recordin...
by NRao
17 Feb 2020 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2408
Views: 301346

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

In addition to this fiasco: For the record, here is the more complete Jaishankat-LG interaction. 9aqFUHttthE Here is a very good picture of current Indian thinking. Jn7ErQEg570 1) It is very blunt (IMHO) (with LG sitting on the same stage), and 2) This, new, thinking re-writes a lot of things, inclu...
by NRao
17 Feb 2020 06:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3410
Views: 546376

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

For the record, here is the more complete Jaishankat-LG interaction.

by NRao
16 Feb 2020 11:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3410
Views: 546376

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

What did this US republican senator bahadur mean by '2 democracies' settling J&K? https://twitter.com/i/status/1228398623605395456 Did he mean India and US, or was he doing equal equal between India & TSP? In any case, EAM's reply was terse and hard hitting. LG is in the financial pockets o...
by NRao
05 Feb 2020 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1061
Views: 139636

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Question: When one mentions "Turks" in then Indian context is it the current Turkey or the ones from central Asia?

I thought it was the ones from CA.
by NRao
04 Feb 2020 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1675
Views: 287223

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

TRAINING REVOLUTION After the Vietnam War, the Air Force shifted its training capabilities to large, air-to-air exercises such as Red Flag. However, the future of warfighting is rapidly changing, and training needs to keep pace with those changes. The Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation is...
by NRao
03 Feb 2020 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

fanne wrote:What is cmc composites?


2015 vid.



2018 vid.

by NRao
30 Jan 2020 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1675
Views: 287223

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Lockheed Martin Forges a Path to Greater F-35 Sustainment Ken Merchant has what he deems a “fiercely complex” job. As the vice president of F-35 Global Sustainment at Lockheed Martin, Merchant works within the company, the supply base and alongside the U.S. Department of Defense to ensure that the ...
by NRao
30 Jan 2020 08:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1675
Views: 287223

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Always amazes me that Congress would authorize more military equipment than what POTUS requested. US military is spoiled for sure. This following might help. 103 House lawmakers push for more F-35s They propose adding 12 F-35As for 60 total — which mirrors the Air Force’s annual unfunded priorities...
by NRao
29 Jan 2020 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1675
Views: 287223

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Lockheed Has Best Year Ever, And Expects a Better 2020 Lockheed Martin booked nearly $60 billion in 2019 sales, the best year on record for the world’s largest defense contractor. And its executives are predicting even higher sales this year. “[W]e really are happy with our current portfolio,” Mari...
by NRao
29 Jan 2020 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1675
Views: 287223

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Pentagon Seeks a Way to Shoot Down Putin’s ‘Invincible’ Hypersonic Missiles Vladimir Putin calls Russia’s Avangard hypersonic missile “invincible.” The U.S. military is looking to prove him wrong. On Tuesday, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced that it had awarded $13 million to...
by NRao
29 Jan 2020 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3600
Views: 621994

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

US charges three researchers with lying about links to China The US has charged a Harvard professor and two Chinese researchers based in Boston with assisting the Chinese government. Harvard department chair Charles Lieber is accused of lying about his connections, while the researchers were charge...
by NRao
27 Jan 2020 10:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 487
Views: 64737

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

Sometimes I'm amazed at how our babus + netas can facilitate outlandish proposals like Hyperloop, but hold up straightforward projects for years in chai biskoots. As Maha govt changed this decision has also come https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mumbai-pune-hyperloop-project-maharashtra-government-sa...
by NRao
25 Jan 2020 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1563
Views: 293271

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

"Soft biohybrid morphing wings with feathers underactuated by wrist and finger motion," by E. Chang; L. Matloff; A. Stowers; D. Lentink at Stanford University in Stanford, CA. NjN7nXVBiwk https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/1024/branded_news/101A/production/_110622140_p0815zzt.jpg
by NRao
25 Jan 2020 03:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry
Replies: 292
Views: 28494

Re: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry

Cyber-Physical Systems Hubs (including AI, ML, IoT, Industry 4.0, Robotics...)... are about to take shape. State of AI in India Can somebody define Cyber-Physical Systems? @CramS ji? Wiki. Language Download PDF Watch Edit A cyber-physical (also styled cyberphysical) system (CPS) is a system in whic...
by NRao
24 Jan 2020 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1675
Views: 287223

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Jan 18, 2020 :: Navy builds aircraft carrier drone headquarters The Navy is building a special new command and control mini "drone-headquarters" space on its aircraft carriers to operate deck-launched drones as part of a strategy aimed at massively increasing the scope of carrier-launched...
by NRao
21 Jan 2020 11:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chicken Little and Black Swan. Disaster Avoidance
Replies: 97
Views: 8995

Re: Chicken Little and Black Swan. Disaster Avoidance

I think the black swan happened in Europe and no one noticed. With the influx of refugees from Syria/Iraq/Pakis/Afghan/Turks, How long before they get into position of power and start demanding Sharia and act like Pakis of Londonistan. A decade from now, These refugees would have forgotten the life...
by NRao
21 Jan 2020 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1061
Views: 139636

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ankara? DECEMBER 2, 2019 Turkey has long felt underappreciated and disrespected in NATO. Although the country almost always contributes manpower to NATO missions — in Afghanistan and elsewhere — its most important resource, as far as the West is concerned, is not eco...
by NRao
21 Jan 2020 08:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1563
Views: 293271

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

ELON MUSK REVEALS HOW HE'LL DEPOSIT ONE MILLION PEOPLE ON MARS BY 2050 Make no mistake about it, Elon Musk is in love with Mars. The visionary billionaire behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX has expounded endlessly about traveling to the Red Planet for years and colonizing its imposing landscape. With a...
by NRao
21 Jan 2020 06:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Five Men Indicted for Operating an International Procurement Network to Export U.S.-Origin Goods to Pakistan’s Nuclear Program Five men, all associated with the front company “Business World” in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and including Muhammad Kamran Wali (Kamran), 41, of Pakistan; Muhammad Ahsan Wali ...

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