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by yantra
28 Mar 2019 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 108276

Re: Indian ASAT test

They got their tweets out of order. That one was supposed to be for next week after the PSLV launch. :) twitter Absurd to credit Nehru for #MissionShakti. Might as well credit Hitler, then, for the moon-landing, for it wouldn't have been possible without von Braun & V2 technology that the Ameri...
by yantra
26 Mar 2019 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3481
Views: 531429

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

X Posted on the Terroristan Thread State Bank slashes growth forecast, again - Shahid Iqbal KARACHI: Growth in the current fiscal year will “moderate significantly” , the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said in its second quarterly report released on Monday. It is now projected to land in a range betw...
by yantra
09 Jan 2019 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2204
Views: 320179

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I have no respect for indian soldiers(nor should any thinking Indian) who died in the first or second world wars or other wars for the britshit. At best they were mercenaries at worst traitors to mother India. Only soldiers that deserve our respect and remembrance are the unsung soldiers of the Ind...
by yantra
13 Dec 2017 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3876
Views: 725871

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

At Doklam, Chinese troop levels rise at feverish pace even as temperatures dip Troop buildup near Doklam increased in November-end, fresh satellite images show; additional mortar positions, a gun position, vehicles, troop accommodation now visible. A Chinese buildup of troops and military infrastru...
by yantra
07 Dec 2017 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3145
Views: 662651

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

Going a bit off topic. I was thinking the other day that...wouldn't it be so logical to build an airbase buried inside a Mountain range with only the runway ends popping out in camouflage, given the amount of tunneling experience we are getting. An aircraft can roll in the runway inside the mountai...
by yantra
07 Dec 2017 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3145
Views: 662651

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

Alright.. AI is not some mumbo-jumbo hi-tech future. It is already there. Whether we like it or not, militaries, warlords, rag-tag armies and rogue nations will adopt them to their advantage. AI is already being used in everyday life - right from your google maps (traffic data and route optimization...
by yantra
06 Dec 2017 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3145
Views: 662651

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

Agreed, Hakimji. But if India wants become a 'supapawa' and aims to compete with the likes of Umrika and Cheena in 30 years, the seeds have to be sown now. India cannot compare itself and position itself against rogue nations like Pak or NoKo and be smug about it. A $15 trillion economy of 2040 shou...
by yantra
06 Dec 2017 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3145
Views: 662651

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

https://www.stratpost.com/india-get-ahead-ai-apartheid-fighter-tech/ India should get ahead of AI apartheid with fighter tech Supriyo Gupta warns of a coming Artificial Intelligence apartheid, akin to the nuclear, missile and supercomputer apartheid India faced and argues that India should get ahead...
by yantra
18 Jan 2016 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 154196

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist str

^^ Karan - remember a recent Whatsapp joke and the tagline - "Jaha Soch..."

Sorry, OT. But could not stop.
by yantra
23 Nov 2015 19:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 285936

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Importantly, 30-40% of the Rs.162 crores is ploughed back into Indian Economy as taxes (direct and indirect), wages and expenses.
by yantra
20 Nov 2015 19:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 4033
Views: 130101

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)

Turkey seizes 11 million pills of 'Syria war drug': Reports http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Turkey-seizes-11-million-pills-of-Syria-war-drug-Reports/articleshow/49860478.cms The Turkish authorities have seized close to the Syrian border a record haul of almost 11 million pills o...
by yantra
18 Nov 2015 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 795
Views: 28338

Re: Terrorist Attack in Paris

We are an anglophone nation who get all our inputs from the English media - which are dominated by the USA. We think American (used to be Britain) and we empathize with American causes, we weep with them, see what they see, admire what they admire, read what they recommend and we follow American el...
by yantra
18 Nov 2015 19:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 795
Views: 28338

Re: Terrorist Attack in Paris

So much coverage and details on Paris attack - deservedly no doubt. Unfortunately no such outrage and coverage on Shahid Colonel Santosh Mahadik - a brave son of India - RIP. Even by Indian press!
Neither is the coverage/outrage as extensive for Beirut or Nigeria.
by yantra
06 Jan 2015 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 35958

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Not sure if this was posted before.. Conspiracy Theories about Pak Boat Bogus http://swarajyamag.com/politics/conspiracy-theories-about-pak-boat-bogus/ In his words, “The rules of engagement, give guidelines of what to do in which situation. It does not cover all scenarios but one gets the pattern. ...
by yantra
05 Jan 2015 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 35958

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

For all the doubters there - most of your questions answered: http://www.rediff.com/news/report/exclusive-india-had-eyes-on-pakistani-boat-for-23-hours/20150105.htm Sunk Pakistani boat was no ordinary fishing vessel (December 31, 2014) 0735 hrs: The National Technical Resource Organisation sends out...
by yantra
02 Jan 2014 23:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 619669

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

An old article, not sure if it has been shared before. Begs the question as to the vulnerability of desi technologies - I am sure Chinese would be interested in a few.. How China Steals U.S. Military Secrets A spate of recent spying cases opens the lid on China's aggressive military buildup. What's ...
by yantra
16 Oct 2013 22:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sixth Annual Mid-Atlantic BRF Jirga, November 10th 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1296

Re: Sixth Annual Mid-Atlantic BRF Jirga, November 10th 2013

Please mail and confirm asap. Send me a PM or mail me as Rudradev posted above. Look forward to meeting you all soon!
by yantra
18 Jan 2013 04:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 173140

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

You'll need forward recon assets and satellites to target a CBG. If you can track them then they can track you, 600km away or nearer. (Of course, I'm assuming we're all salivating here about targeting a USN CBG). We've discussed umpteen times on this forum the folly of engaging someone as US. Altho...
by yantra
01 Jan 2013 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Superpower rhetoric and reality
Replies: 74
Views: 2518

Re: Superpower rhetoric and reality

India never aspires to be (Indians only wish)/will ever be a super-power by these definitions. It is at best aspiring to be a soft power exerting its cultural influence - movies, music, philosophy, yoga, etc., all the while trying to better the lives of its subjects (yeah, trust me, that is the obje...
by yantra
20 Dec 2012 22:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 142329

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

For all those cribbing about production quality/reliability for Arjun - both T-90 and Arjun are produced in India and manufactured by PSUs - Ordnance Factories. If it can work for T-90, why not for Arjun? Given that the production units are similar (one of the PSUs), there is a clear case of neglect...
by yantra
18 Dec 2012 20:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 189534

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

looks like we purchased them in 2008 according to this..

http://www.deagel.com/equipment/r1a001020.htm
by yantra
07 Dec 2012 06:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 596186

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter - In trouble http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/us/in-federal-budget-cutting-f-35-fighter-jet-is-at-risk.html?goback=%2Egde_65111_member_190910966 Behind the scenes, the Pentagon and the F-35’s main contractor, Lockheed Martin, are engaged in a conflict of their own over th...
by yantra
04 Dec 2012 22:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 619669

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Wong, I did not want to embarrass you so much. But it would be better if you just answered Shiv's simple question - specs on J-15s, J-31s, etc. You seem to be answering everything else but that! Nothing has changed in China - afaik, it has only gone worse. Here is the gist of the book: An estimated ...
by yantra
04 Dec 2012 21:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 619669

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

OT: Wong - rather than commenting about India - please read a suggested reading by your compatriot Yang Jisheng as to how the 'great' Mao killed 36 million Chinese Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962 - an eyewitness account. Interestingly, it was revealed only after 40 years! God knows wh...
by yantra
26 Nov 2012 03:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon
Replies: 208
Views: 7177

Re: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon

The more I think about it - more confident that I become of the Indian political class and babudom not letting the country down. It would be outrageous! If China were to hypothetically roll over and bull doze Indian army (juuust in case) who would it affect most?! The babus and the netas. :) :lol: T...
by yantra
22 Nov 2012 03:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 146774

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

... The copious amounts of sea water that are used to cool the intermediate coolant, ensure that the difference in seawater temperature, in and out,of the heat exchanger is 2-5 deg c, if this is discharged 20-30 meters below sea surface it will be very difficult to detect by airborne sensors. Thank...
by yantra
21 Nov 2012 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon
Replies: 208
Views: 7177

Re: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon

Fast-track China border projects: Antony to Army http://bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/newsrf.php?newsid=19755 defence minister A K Antony on Monday asked the military top brass to go beyond the expected schedules for completion of the projects "in view of the current security scenario". ... &quo...
by yantra
21 Nov 2012 21:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 146774

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

a pumpjet propulsor might need more power. someone has got to force this water into the funnel It funnels water through a lampshade causing an increase in pressure at the locations where the blades slices through the fluid media. This increase in pressure delays the onset of cavitation. Cavitation ...
by yantra
21 Nov 2012 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon
Replies: 208
Views: 7177

Re: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon

Try saying this in any other thread and you will get shouted down and accused of being asleep and ignoring China and imaginng al iz vel. Here no one objects. Shiv, there is a good side to it - we keep on crying hoarse till we build strengths far superior to that of China (do not worry if it takes 1...
by yantra
16 Nov 2012 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon
Replies: 208
Views: 7177

Re: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon

沒有這麼快! Excellent article by Air Commodore Ramesh Phadke - posted here elsewhere. I am quoting relevant points as emphasized by Vivek here: http://www.indiandefencereview.com/spotlights/defending-indian-skies-against-the-chinese-air-force/1/ ...the PLAAF has some 1,687 combat capable aircraft up from...
by yantra
14 Nov 2012 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon
Replies: 208
Views: 7177

Re: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon

I am assuming any war with China will be a limited 2-3 week engagement. I do not think that neither China or India can fight an open-ended conventional all-out war. I am also assuming there would be no nuclear exchange - it is anyone's guess there. China will not be able to deploy all its forces as ...
by yantra
13 Nov 2012 03:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 619669

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Not sure of the authenticity of this content here, but posting it for what it is worth: http://tiananmenstremendousachievements.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/voice-of-russia-j-31-stealth-aircraft-chinese-spies-masterpiece/ 1. [Report by huanqui.com reporter Li Zongze] According to speculation by Radio Vo...
by yantra
12 Nov 2012 00:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 619669

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

China, Sri Lanka to boost defence relations
http://www.financialexpress.com/news/ch ... /1030109/1
Not much detail here - anyone?
by yantra
11 Nov 2012 23:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 619669

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Ashi - just where can we find more info on all these 'production grade' engines in terms of tests, reliability and performance data WS 10s, 13s, etc? How many test flights have been done without failures?
by yantra
11 Nov 2012 11:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 619669

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

It is not just the Chinese releasing the pics. In my view, a collective awareness of a waking Chinese Dragaon (the picture being painted, at least) by the US, Russies, Japanese, etc., the brazenness of Chinese in the SCS, taking on the Japanese over Senkaku, the string of pearls theory, the 'rise' o...
by yantra
11 Nov 2012 00:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 619669

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

The Indian Navy’s 45 Russian MiG-29Ks, purchased for two new aircraft carriers, are capable fighters today, but would certainly be outclassed by the stealthy J-31 whenever it enters service. It is already decided. It is because we seem to think in this way that we can only prepare for defeat. We ca...
by yantra
09 Nov 2012 21:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 619669

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Not sure if this was covered before. The Chinese J-20 FGFA, by most expert opinion, is dead in water – without an engine, AESA radar, technologies that the Chinese lack. http://rt.com/news/fifth-generation-j-20-russian-engine-261/ China is making an attempt to catch up with world leaders and develop...
by yantra
09 Nov 2012 21:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 619669

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Since we are neither Indian defence planners nor Chinese military planners, we can assess the information we have in a different way. Making our recommendations assumes that we know everything that we do not. We don't even know what we don't know. For example if you find that India has not develope...
by yantra
09 Nov 2012 07:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 619669

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

^^ Thanks. My personal opinion is that such a thought process is changing, albeit slowly. As you rightly pointed out a few posts before, the doctors of yore first recognized the existence of a disease/germ, and then set out on a quest to find solutions/cure - at the cost of their lives, many a time....
by yantra
09 Nov 2012 06:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 619669

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

The data is there in the sentence itself. China is vastly superior to India on every count. You see, if you want to get into an argument with me on that point I will wrestle you to the ground and prove to you that China is militarily superior to India on every count and therefore India cannot possi...

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