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by nvishal
16 Aug 2019 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 915111

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Saffran engine deal fail is a big problem. I suspect the Americans had a talk with the French. I hope GoI has a way else it'll be GE powdered tejas - something no one in the power corridors of Delhi wants. It would be more rational to go with f16 and dump the tejas/kaveri program. Buying an american...
by nvishal
03 Jul 2019 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US - China Trade War : Where is India ?
Replies: 43
Views: 4873

Re: US - China Trade War : Where is India ?

4g speeds hardly come close to WiFi speeds. I doubt 5g will either under load. Turns out that 5g will need more towers in close proximity to cover a region. Instead of putting billions into 5g, just connect the world city with thousands of gigibyte WiFi routers. Instead of VoLTE, you'll be making ca...
by nvishal
11 Jun 2019 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 405819

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Back in 2018, when the Americans imposed financial restrictions on russian defence companies, modi and Putin still went ahead and signed the S400 deal. Media was asking questions and pointing to financial restrictions. Indian officials simply said that all implications arising out of this deal had b...
by nvishal
11 Jun 2019 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 405819

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The interesting part(see lunacy) is in the second half

https://www.thetrumpet.com/20764-the-ru ... trilateral

I'm on my phone so cannot make quotes

by nvishal
11 Jun 2019 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 405819

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Continued financial sanctions preventing S400 deal with India
According to an Indian government official, only partial payments have been made by New Delhi given banking sanctions that are already in place for dealing with Russian defense entities
by nvishal
10 Jun 2019 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 405819

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^ Perspective can no longer be controlled. The rise of internet and alternative means of content distribution(social media, private groups etc) has eclipsed the future of organised news mediums. The leftists(worldwide) had spent the last 2 decades gaining influential foothold in these mediums but ha...
by nvishal
08 Jun 2019 21:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1832
Views: 200729

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

youtu.be/ZvrG4PnfFF0?t=1312

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dreaded hindu terrorists thaaakreys have entered pakistan
by nvishal
08 Jun 2019 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 405819

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Rishi_Tri wrote: I never quite understood why GE was chosen as the engine supplier

ge404 is lighter and smaller and suitable for the smaller tejas
al31 would have been too big/heavy for tejas. They'll probably acquire al31 for the bigger amca
by nvishal
08 Jun 2019 20:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 405819

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

What happens in Turkey may be template for Bharat Politicians in new delhi are well aware(through historical experience) of the americans use of sanctions and embargo's as its primary foreign policy tool. The indian defence ministry has said that all possibilities arising out of the purchase of S40...
by nvishal
08 Jun 2019 19:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 405819

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US may offer F-35 fighter if India scraps S-400 deal Manu pubby claims that the US will offer sale of f-35 to india if it gives up s400 from india. My guess is that this Pubby character swings to the west, likely an NRI. He lacks basic understanding for indias decision to acquire the s400. Througho...
by nvishal
07 Jun 2019 15:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 595
Views: 57696

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Thomas_Christians These ones are the christian variety The Hindu and Muslim syrians have discarded their old foreign(Syrian) identity and is purposefully undocumented. By doing this, it has allowed them to claim whatever local(Indian) lineage/caste they want to. ...
by nvishal
07 Jun 2019 11:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 595
Views: 57696

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

There are NO Hindu syrians ;). There are only Syrian Christians When syrians came to kerala, they gradually converted to all three(hinduism, Christianity, Islam). But only the Christian variety keeps its pre-indian identity/roots. The Hindu and Muslim Syrians have completely discarded it. The skin ...
by nvishal
05 Jun 2019 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 405819

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The americans have come up with a wicked idea

The india vs pakistan balance is already in place(seeded in the 60s). They think they can cultivate a india vs china balance, in parallel.
by nvishal
05 Jun 2019 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 595
Views: 57696

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

My two cents Telangana - TRS is basically the telangana telugu verion of BJP. Telangana telugus are influenced by cultures in neighbouring maharashtra and karnataka than down south. Expect the TRS to disintegrate and the members joining BJP just as it is happening with shiv sena. Karnataka - This st...
by nvishal
23 Apr 2019 13:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 913
Views: 40587

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

The SLans were informed of the plot and ignored it. The christian missions are generally viewed as a nuisance by the local population.
by nvishal
06 Apr 2019 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491187

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

The PAFs refusal of acknowledgement indicates that it might have been the jf17 that went down, not the f16. The J17s frame is a cross(copy) between the f16/18 riding on an old engine.
by nvishal
27 Feb 2019 18:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 150636

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Aljazeera and Russia today running scrolling notes of 2 Indian pilots captured by Pakistan. One in hospital and one in custudy.

Claims that another jet was shot down and two more pilots ejected somewhere in the area.
by nvishal
22 Oct 2018 10:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 602
Views: 62712

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

The f16 push has very little to do with s400 or Russia. The global defence market is changing fast. The Chinese are slowly becoming a major player in defence exports. The f16 is a very old plane(44 years) but there are many nations that have have yet to acquire a jet capability as the f16. The probl...
by nvishal
17 Sep 2018 16:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 897718

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

^ I doubt if any leader in new Delhi will approve mass production of tejas without a local engine(kaveri or even a Russian).

The newer tejas variants will be more expensive than f16 or 30mki. Strategic autonomy is expensive.
by nvishal
11 Sep 2018 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1468
Views: 134639

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

I don't understand why many Indians have desires to help a nepal, a srilanka or a Bangladesh. It's as if these indians refuse to acknowledge the partition. They have not gasped the basics of that event. This dhramic-dharmic nonsense has clogged up the minds of too many Indians. They have an alternat...
by nvishal
11 Sep 2018 13:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1468
Views: 134639

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

^ Nepal is a sovereign country. Instead of treating it like a lackey(like how pak does with afg), you should respect its decisions as a sovereign state. I see some resemblance in Indians crying over Nepal and the way Britain's cry over India wrt ISRO missions. It's pathetic. There is a lack of realp...
by nvishal
07 Sep 2018 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 15026

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

BTW, some CISMOA equipment require US personnel to be present, inspect, etc. Are we okay with that? https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/india-us-communication-pact-faces-uphill-climb-116090500698_1.html Depends on which platforms are going to incorporate those systems. At pres...
by nvishal
06 Sep 2018 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 15026

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A trap or Unshackling

Multi-alignment originally came from the policy makers in the manmohan govt. The MMRCA competition had angered some in russia back when it was announced. Multi-alignment is not new. The pakistanis do it with US and China - playing one against the other. Similar agreements will be signed with russia ...
by nvishal
06 Sep 2018 18:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 602
Views: 62712

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Logistics and communications agreement has already opened a pandoras box. The russians too have sent their drafts. India, Russia to sign military logistics agreement in October Under a logistics agreement, military facilities in partner countries can be used for refuelling of aircraft and ships, rep...
by nvishal
06 Sep 2018 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tracking Unsolicited Hardware Proposals and Offers Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2137

Re: Tracking Unsolicited Hardware Proposals and Offers Thread

Bart S, I'm posting what I can find on public sites without discrimination. If you find any similar proposals from the russian side, nothing stops you from posting them.
by nvishal
06 Sep 2018 14:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tracking Unsolicited Hardware Proposals and Offers Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2137

Re: Tracking Unsolicited Hardware Proposals and Offers Thread

^Access to afg is essential for americans and they will not risk it.

If india decides to go ahead with the purchase of US drones, it will indicate a major policy change. Either that or the drones will only be stationed in the eastern sector.
by nvishal
06 Sep 2018 13:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 405819

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

So no one in the media actually knows what the topic is going to be at the 2+2. All networks are quoting whatever random topic they could think of in their minds. I think neither india or the US has prepared a list of agendas. It's a free-style meeting :) btw, the mh60 helicopters primary role is tr...
by nvishal
06 Sep 2018 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2219
Views: 253370

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

The Diego Garcia base is against Indian interests. Without that base, India would have ended the Pakistan nuisance in 1971 itself.
by nvishal
05 Sep 2018 23:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 445732

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Kakarat wrote:And how reliable are the AL-31 engines? there have been many reports of Su-30MKIs having engine problems

Su-30 is operated by close to a dozen countries. How many foreign Su-30's have crashed? Google it.

Compare it with india

For reference, total seven indian su30s have crashed so far
by nvishal
04 Sep 2018 20:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 445732

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Rakesh, offcourse, the j20 fuselage is based on the al31. The AMCA fuselage too needs to be based on it.

Since the AMCA is still on paper, the design can be modified to accept the al31. There is no other alternative
by nvishal
04 Sep 2018 18:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 445732

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

ShauryaT wrote:Is AMCA a funded project yet?

No. The engine is missing.

The chinese hooked their j20 prototypes with MKIs engine to kick start development. Indian engineers are yet to have that light bulb moment.
by nvishal
04 Sep 2018 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tracking Unsolicited Hardware Proposals and Offers Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2137

Re: Tracking Unsolicited Hardware Proposals and Offers Thread

Lockheed Martin reportedly set to build all F-16 wings in India Lockheed Martin has announced it is to build all wings for the F-16 fighter jet in India. The U.S. defense firm said it will partner with Indian firm Tata Advanced Systems to manufacture the wings at a facility in Hyderabad from late 2...
by nvishal
04 Sep 2018 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 602
Views: 62712

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

kit wrote:What gives ?

Engaging the US is part of our policy.

Just don't get sucked into any of their theaters

"indo-pacific" < - - - - - - - :: eyes roll ::
by nvishal
02 Sep 2018 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 602
Views: 62712

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

^ His original article(advise) is on Carnegie Endowment site where he tells the US govt to make it difficult for India to make the payment for S400
by nvishal
31 Aug 2018 10:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 405819

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Neshant, Vajpayee signed away Tibet to the han. He too was one of those people who believed that the border dispute was the cause behind indo-china rivalry. It already takes many Indians decades to realize that Kashmir is not the cause behind india-pak confrontation. It happens because Indians(by cu...
by nvishal
31 Aug 2018 01:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 405819

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The creation of pakistan was to prevent russia from forging strategic ties with india. After pakistan, we lost the only border we had with the soviet union. We lost the only border we had with afghanistan after paksitan took PoK. After the fragmentation of the soviet union, the great game finally ca...
by nvishal
30 Aug 2018 17:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 148919

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/im/Wakhan_Corridor.png Reported Chinese military base in Afghanistan motivated by BRI expansion; China’s greater involvement in peace process likely Chinese media, with a track record of reliable sources in the Chinese government, reported on 28 August t...
by nvishal
30 Aug 2018 17:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 925
Views: 157879

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/im/Wakhan_Corridor.png Reported Chinese military base in Afghanistan motivated by BRI expansion; China’s greater involvement in peace process likely Chinese media, with a track record of reliable sources in the Chinese government, reported on 28 August t...
by nvishal
30 Aug 2018 14:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 405819

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

From str@t for Evaluating the India-China Reset. Despite deep-seated tensions, India and China are showing tangible progress in managing their competition in the borderlands. Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Ram Madhav was in Beijing to lay the groundwork for seemingly advancing border talks...
by nvishal
30 Aug 2018 13:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 405819

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The US, china and india - A reality check China is not responding proportionately or enough to India’s military build-up, even along the disputed border. For eg, India has increased the number of mountain troops in its order of battle since 1996, adding two additional mountain infantry divisions to...

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