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by Kashi
24 Jun 2018 18:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4218
Views: 291723

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

SBajwa wrote:One thing that I do not understand is why the top 5 countries and then 13th ranked bakistan
Why not korea, Spain, england, South africa? all rated above Bakistan.


Special entry I believe; this is supposed to be the last edition of the Champions trophy.
by Kashi
24 Jun 2018 10:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2124
Views: 324522

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Agree with CRS, the scenario seems ready to play out. I wonder if BJP's move to dissolve the coalition was a pre-emptive move in this regard.
by Kashi
23 Jun 2018 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2124
Views: 324522

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

ShauryaT wrote:Any talk of separation of Kashmir from Jammu or Ladakh is directly playing into the hands of Pakistan and the 2NT. Jinnah would be smiling in his grave.


If he has stopped rolling over the loss of Bangladesh that is.
by Kashi
23 Jun 2018 19:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4218
Views: 291723

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Is it true that Pakistanis substituted their goalie for an outfield player in the final minutes of the game??
by Kashi
23 Jun 2018 15:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1614
Views: 231620

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Another aspect is Remittance. 60-70 billion per year. More than FDIs and permanent ! Dont count remittances as permanent...A major chunk is from GCC countries as earnings are tax free..All these countries are cutting down on expat labour and made it as a government policy...Another 10 years, we mig...
by Kashi
23 Jun 2018 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3971
Views: 602782

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

rkhanna wrote:Then what was the point of spending time and money training them only to untrain them - making them less effective in their primary task of CT/HRT


Why do you think this will be untraining?
by Kashi
22 Jun 2018 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 515157

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^Well now that you have successfully derailed the thread, I would like to read more of your views in the 1962 war thread. Could you please do that?
by Kashi
22 Jun 2018 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4019
Views: 637469

Re: Small Arms Thread

blaming L1 process for lack of quality in outsourcing is a cop out. tender RFP's can always be written in a way so as to ensure a minimum standard. many government organisations routinely do so. that OFB is unable to do so says more about them than about the vendors. if they are unable to create a ...
by Kashi
22 Jun 2018 06:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 515157

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Chinese forces comes in the waves as seen in Korean and in 1962 wars and those waves don't stop coming. That was a pre-Deng Xiaoping, pre-one-child-policy China that was overwhelmingly poor and had an abundance of brainwashed cannon fodder to sacrifice for "the cause". What is the likelih...
by Kashi
21 Jun 2018 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

Probably because election results in Pakistan don't really matter, especially when it comes to India policy that is firmly in the TSPA domain.
by Kashi
21 Jun 2018 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2124
Views: 324522

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

The valley has always voted for soft separatists- be it Mufti or the Abdullahs. Congress candidates in the valley have been no different from these two. Why Ajit Doval?
by Kashi
20 Jun 2018 13:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2393
Views: 269746

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Sometimes it feels like a miracle that DFC project is actually progressing. vsunderji, I agree with you that laying lines is not very easy on a busy route, especially with land acquisition along populated sections. Here's a map of UP population density. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...
by Kashi
20 Jun 2018 08:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2393
Views: 269746

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

vsunderji I meant expanding the existing Allahabad-Mughalsarai section from two to four lines. You are right about the two lines of the EDFC and they should take away a large chunk of the traffic overload on the A-M section. The question is, after that will the three lines be sufficient for speeding...
by Kashi
19 Jun 2018 09:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2393
Views: 269746

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

It's baffling that it has taken so long to sanction a third line along the Allahabad-Mughalsarai route. This is the busiest route in the country and I am not sure a third line would be enough, a fourth line will be necessary as well.
by Kashi
18 Jun 2018 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1963
Views: 124804

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

If relationship with Bangaldesh improves, their situation will improve ! [/color] Not bloody likely. No Bakistani political party will even think of legalising them and handing over millions of potential votes to their rivals. Dus-percenti will be guided by his Sindhi votebank who are dead against ...
by Kashi
18 Jun 2018 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1963
Views: 124804

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

India jealous of Bakistani Space programme http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/letters-226/ Nearly all Indian media outlets – from electronic and print media to social media – are giving coverage to an apparently “unusual development in the region” in which Pakistan is set to upgrade and advance its i...
by Kashi
17 Jun 2018 08:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2393
Views: 269746

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Wonderful roundup as usual vsunderji. I was not aware that the Varanasi-Janghai-Phulpur-Allahabad Line and Varanasi-Madhosingh-Allahabad lines came under different jurisdictions. A lot of Delhi bound and South bound trains from Varanasi take the Line 2, Varanasi-Madhosingh-Allahabad route. Doubling ...
by Kashi
16 Jun 2018 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1963
Views: 124804

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Falijee wrote:"Pious" Kaptaan In Saudia . ! Killing Two Birds With One Stone :roll:


Is this an old pic? That looks like Reham Khan in green in the background.
by Kashi
15 Jun 2018 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249684

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Who says our over all fleet is langushing at 46 % ? No less than our own former Raksha Mantri had this to say “ When I became Raksha Mantri, I realised that the Su-30 (Sukois), the main fighter of Indian Air Force has a serviceability of 46 per cent. .. and also this “.. You have 300 fighters and o...
by Kashi
15 Jun 2018 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249684

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

There's a difference between serviceability for one's own systems and those of the customers.

It's immaterial how serviceable Roosi planes are, if our fleet is languishing at 46% availability.
by Kashi
15 Jun 2018 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 228436

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Kersi wrote:Looks like we have a number of saleSmen for PAK-FA and FGFA on BR. (and for a lot of other Russian products too)


Not just Russian, we have an no fewer batting for Unkil's wares as well.
by Kashi
15 Jun 2018 05:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249684

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Great to quote unnamed sources and then come with some magical figure of 3 times maintenance cost right from thin air ! And Parrikar is on record of availability more than 65 % compared to 50 % what the author claims to be First of all, Parrikar was on record saying that Su-30 availability had rise...
by Kashi
14 Jun 2018 13:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 907
Views: 78855

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

It is not a surprise that elections are going to be rigged, but the fact that they are going to be held at all when the desired results are already known is the real surprise. Why should that be a surprise. Every autocratic regime seeks to legitimise themselves by holding such "elections"...
by Kashi
14 Jun 2018 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard Discussion
Replies: 384
Views: 27246

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

If it were a classified operation, wouldn't they use unmarked, inconspicuous boats? I mean who advertises oneself in covert operations?

If it was a regular op, then Tiina Jauhiaien's account may just be highly embellished.
by Kashi
14 Jun 2018 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 228436

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The FGFA was doomed with HAL (and not DRDO) being the development partner. Not aware of any 5th gen technologies that HAL is working on. OTOH, having PAK-FA in the MKI model - get the basic platform, then upgrade what is deficient - and after the MKI order is over, is a sound plan. I don't know if ...
by Kashi
14 Jun 2018 05:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard Discussion
Replies: 384
Views: 27246

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

How did Tiina Jauhiaien know that they were “Indian secret service and military, including the Indian Coast Guard.”??

As per her admission, they were clad in all black with seemingly no markings. They did not identify themselves.
by Kashi
13 Jun 2018 09:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1614
Views: 231620

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Jaggi's article in Swarajya today essentially echoes the above views. He is of the view that a stricter tax regime, IBC and NPA cleanup are squeezing the promoters out of their businesses, attempts at formalising the economy and transactions are stifling new investments. And that because black money...
by Kashi
13 Jun 2018 05:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1614
Views: 231620

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ So India Inc is unhappy because they have to follow proper rules?
by Kashi
12 Jun 2018 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 119480

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Recently there have been reports that Cheen has been scaling back its security presence and crackdown on the (illegal) border transactions between NoKo and China. As a result, huge amounts of NoKo coal and sea food have started making a reappearance in Liaoning (the Cheeni province bordering NoKo) m...
by Kashi
12 Jun 2018 11:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1368
Views: 150492

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

If this guy has manipulated the Indian systems to suit his convenience, is it such a big ask if he got some immigration chamcha to affix the necessary stamp on his foreign passport?? It can be done of course, but the visa stamp must be issued by the Indian embassy/high commission in the country tha...
by Kashi
12 Jun 2018 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1368
Views: 150492

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

If they left India on an overseas passport, the immigration inspectors would have noted the lack of Indian visa or an OCI card.

It seems more likely they used the Indian passport to leave the country and then switched to another passport for the onward journey.
by Kashi
08 Jun 2018 07:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2725
Views: 376698

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^^ Isn't the money already allocated in the annual budget including specifically for CAPEX?
by Kashi
07 Jun 2018 19:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1963
Views: 124804

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

What is a Jet Airways plane doing at Isloo airport? Didn't know they flew there..
by Kashi
07 Jun 2018 11:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 685
Views: 84115

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

The common business person is India will believe if someone tells him/her that GST can be manipulated. Reason - that is what they were all doing for decades. Leaving records for verification purpose is not something they will consider as a threat as they do not understand the concept most of the ti...
by Kashi
06 Jun 2018 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249684

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Did we have the resources to hire so many Russian scientists? Do recall we were staring at a financial abyss ourselves in early 90s.
by Kashi
04 Jun 2018 09:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2393
Views: 269746

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

As usual thanks for the updates vsunder. I wonder if they are doing anything about the Kanpur-Mughalsarai section. It it were an IPO it would be classified as heavily subscribed. As per some (informal and hearsay) estimates it is presently operating at 300%!!!, yes a mind-boggling 300% of its actual...
by Kashi
04 Jun 2018 08:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2393
Views: 269746

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Thanks for the explanation vsunder. I think I should have made it clearer that I meant quadrupling vs Third line. As you said, the trunk lines are doubled for while, but they are running overcapacity so a third line is being added. My question was why not add a fourth line as well, so that there wil...
by Kashi
04 Jun 2018 06:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2393
Views: 269746

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

As usual thank you very much vsunder for your summary and updates. I have a naive question here. What are the main reasons for opting for a third line instead of doubling on the key trunk routes? While I understand there are likely to be land acquisition issues, will the trunk lines be enough to mit...
by Kashi
31 May 2018 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1365
Views: 167640

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The public is more aware now. With the coming of Modi on the scene, the nationalist sentiment is ascendant, and the space for the commies is much reduced. Even if he is not at the helm, the nationalist sentiment has become aware and will not remain docile anymore..... I think you underestimate the ...
by Kashi
31 May 2018 17:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1365
Views: 167640

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Philip wrote:Pak can't afford such an equiv.If the Yanquis supply them with anything it will show them in their true colours.They will get something from the Chinese at " friendship" prices.


Most likely a few units of HQ-9.

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