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by NRao
10 Jun 2019 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3365
Views: 449277

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

1) Dr. Griffin worked/works for Shanahan. I suspect there was a need for change in direction. 2) The first two minutes. 33VAnIEjDgk 3) My experience is based on a formal talk and conversations following the talk 4) I understand, although I do not track at the level you do, the start dates about Thir...
by NRao
10 Jun 2019 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3365
Views: 449277

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

What does the SecDef have to do with this? None of what is happening is directly a result of his decision or even influenced by him. These are all efforts started years earlier and yet others that aren't going to go anywhere fast. Around the world Babus are ubiquitous. He actually helped jump-start...
by NRao
10 Jun 2019 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3365
Views: 449277

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Brar Saheb, Too much to unpack. Rest assured all these concerns, and many more, are being discussed and actually modeled in great details. Nothing changes, except (because of this SecDef) the emphasis on certain strengths that the commercial side brings to the table. Thus 23. It is difficult. Which ...
by NRao
10 Jun 2019 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3365
Views: 449277

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

The 1000 mile has been dictated, so far, by the 26. IF the 26s can be degraded ( :wink: ), then that radius will reduce. For dealing with the 1000 miles, they are thinking along the lines of AI-based assets, not manned. The 1v1 is a done deal. The ACE effort (which itself is 4 part research project)...
by NRao
09 Jun 2019 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3365
Views: 449277

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

When I posted my previous post I was on my cell phone and did not get to research the matter as much as I would have liked. Now that I have, a few observations on that USNI article: 1) Given that it is a June 2019 article, the author is way out of touch with the USN and perhaps even the USMC. Not ev...
by NRao
09 Jun 2019 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3365
Views: 449277

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

USN is not even thinking of a carrier like that. They cannot. That article in the USNI is just a suggestion from a US MARINE guy on deputation (as far as I can tell) to the Center for a New American Security. Furthermore, he is NOT USN. Although the Marines do fall under the Navy. Extrapolation need...
by NRao
09 Jun 2019 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1098
Views: 164915

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Realtime video of the SpaceX Starlink satellite train, taken at 21:26 UTC on May 26, 2019 in the UK with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and 50mm f/1.8 lens. Shutter speed 1/25 sec. ISO 32000. Noise reduced with Neat Video. On 24 May 2019, SpaceX launched the first 60 satellites of "Starlink". They...
by NRao
08 Jun 2019 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3067
Views: 446969

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

China Summons Tech Giants to Warn Against Cooperating With Trump Ban The Chinese government this past week summoned major tech companies from the United States and elsewhere to warn that they could face dire consequences if they cooperate with the Trump administration’s ban on sales of key American...
by NRao
08 Jun 2019 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1298
Views: 155244

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

On the F-22, true.

Elegance in Flight (368 pages PDF), about the F-16XL, is another good effort.

Will check on the AAIA reports some time. Thx.
by NRao
08 Jun 2019 09:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2895
Views: 295216

Re: Understanding the US - Again

There was no "India" then. Which is why a precious, khandani jewel adorns a particular crown and a few tons of Indian gold lies in Fort Knox - which the US gratefully accepted as UK's payment for the cost of the war and the UK was very generous to pay their share with "Indian" go...
by NRao
08 Jun 2019 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1298
Views: 155244

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Dated. Nov 2016.

by NRao
07 Jun 2019 05:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 444
Views: 47684

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

We need to be very careful here. "urbanization" has a life of its own - it can accelerate and decelerate. When these accelerations/declarations are within the predicted value (read: part of an AGREED to "plan" - recall the politician?), things work out. Else the proverbial $hit h...
by NRao
07 Jun 2019 03:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 444
Views: 47684

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

Somewhere in the 1930s (early IIRC), India borrowed the idea of "Planning" from the Soviets. Indian Congress (yes, he Pappu party) implemented "planning" first in agriculture and then in other aspects of their dealings. Thus in an independent India, it was not a surprise that the...
by NRao
07 Jun 2019 03:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3067
Views: 446969

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

US intel shows Saudi Arabia escalated its missile program with help from China Please watch a video in that article, that I could not link here. The US government has obtained intelligence that Saudi Arabia has significantly escalated its ballistic missile program with the help of China, three sour...
by NRao
06 Jun 2019 18:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692527

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

From 2016 Nov.

by NRao
06 Jun 2019 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1298
Views: 155244

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

I've posted this before. This is just one of the 18 papers included in the book. Sorry, I have not been following BR for some time now. What about the other 17 papers? BTW, do you have any new info on "Networks" and "AWACS"? Would appreciate if you can direct me to any URLs. Tha...
by NRao
06 Jun 2019 06:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 444
Views: 47684

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

I am not sure if this was already discussed here, but I was talking to someone about urban infra in India, and he made a comment on why India doesnt look at hub-and-spoke model for all its metros? The biggest challenges in second rung cities as opposed to metros are 1. Education 2. Employment Oppor...
by NRao
06 Jun 2019 05:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 444
Views: 47684

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

An article The Atlantic that is surprisingly balanced (by Western globalist media standards) regarding Modi. Ironically it is by a Bangladeshi-American Muslim, Reihan Salam The "West" is fond of huge urban areas and therefore small rural areas. They are well structured in every way (subur...
by NRao
03 Jun 2019 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692527

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Australian helicopters targeted by lasers in South China Sea Australian military helicopters were targeted with lasers during operations in the South China Sea this month. "Some helicopter pilots had lasers pointed at them from passing fishing vessels," Euan Graham of the Australian Strat...
by NRao
02 Jun 2019 04:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1098
Views: 164915

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

gaurav.p wrote:Multiple F/A-18 Pilots Disclose Recent UFOs Encounters, New Radar Tech Key In Detection

OT the aliens have stolen pushpak viman tech from us!


One can contact those who witnessed these events. Contact info at the end.

The following vid was released on May 26, 2019.

by NRao
01 Jun 2019 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1298
Views: 155244

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

A sort of companion ........ a 28 page PDF ...... June 2018:: F-35 Air Vehicle Technology Overview The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II incorporates many significant technological enhancements derived from predecessor development programs. The X-35 concept demonstrator program incorporated some tha...
by NRao
31 May 2019 04:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1298
Views: 155244

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

On the topic of: REGAINING THE HIGH GROUND AT SEA: Transforming the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Air Wing for Great Power Competition. From CSBA Very interesting topic. And, very interesting thoughts too. Small vs. large carriers, conventional vs. nuclear, type of carrier wings, etc. Including a mention of D...
by NRao
30 May 2019 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 61
Views: 3495

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

UB's wish is GoI's command. Hmmmmmm.................. That does not sound right ....................... Foreign influence? But ............... May 29, 2019 :: Digital health, financial services for villagers soon The government will soon start providing health and financial services, skill developme...
by NRao
30 May 2019 00:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 61
Views: 3495

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

As they say: "Now U r using Mah Brain!" Thx. You are exactly in line with where we have been struggling to point. With one minor addition/deviation: Think beyond present rural "occupations" and "enterprise". Think about, say yourself or other hi-tech ppl: Why can't you...
by NRao
28 May 2019 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 61
Views: 3495

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

^ NRao: rich experiences of livelihood projects from across the country which have generated 2.5 million emerging entrepreneurs,” added Vinay Vutukuru, co-Task Team Leader and Senior Agricultural Specialist. Wow! In 2011, the World Bank had extended a loan of $500 million. That loan was used across...
by NRao
28 May 2019 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 61
Views: 3495

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

:), true. I should have deleted "UB". Sorry.









I think you should get this IITM effort behind you and then we can focus on some of the specific issues. They are not easy, but beatable. Just need to get a game plan in place.

L8r
by NRao
28 May 2019 06:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 61
Views: 3495

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

One quick word on this Urban-Rural thoughts. It has been a huge problem for eons - Greeks, Romans, etc, etc, etc faced these issues. No one - outside Winnie the Pooh - can "control" these migrations. One can TRY and manage them. ................... So, IMHO, do not even bother to try and f...
by NRao
28 May 2019 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 61
Views: 3495

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

UB, As an ex Urban Planer, I used to question why there is no Rural Planning. I realized much, much later that while "Urban" is well defined and understood rural is not really defined. Rural is what is NOT Urban. Think about that. So, if one were to introduce any "Urban" traits i...
by NRao
26 May 2019 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3067
Views: 446969

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

May 23, 2019 :: Trump’s latest explanation for the Huawei ban is unacceptably bad Within the article, this: TRUMP : Huawei is something that’s very dangerous. You look at what they’ve done from a security standpoint, from a military standpoint, it’s very dangerous. So it’s possible that Huawei even...
by NRao
23 May 2019 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Donald J. Trump ‏ Verified account @realDonaldTrump Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump More Congratulations to Prime Minister @NarendraModi and his BJP party on their BIG election victory! Great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm. I look forward to c...

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