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by Kashi
17 Dec 2017 13:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 699
Views: 67410

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I think you'll find that Scottish were equally involved in plundering our punya bhoomi. When it came to stealing from India, English, Scots, Welsh and Irish were probably all complicit.
by Kashi
15 Dec 2017 19:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2246
Views: 142068

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Mani Shankar Aiyar accused Indian military of playing politics: Kanwal Sibal - TNN- Srinjoy Chowdhury Dec 15, 2017 New Delhi: Former Foreign Secretary Kanwal Sibal has revealed that Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar insulted the Indian Armed forces accusing the Indian military of playing politics....
by Kashi
15 Dec 2017 06:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 523
Views: 31879

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

komal wrote:MSA was Union Minister in 2008 -- "


I believe it was Shivraj Patil, who fiddled with his wardrobe, while Mumbai burned.
by Kashi
14 Dec 2017 09:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 19329

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I came across this notification dated December 13, 2017 Aadhar linkage with Bank accounts has been extended to March 2018 http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=174297 Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Finance 13-December-2017 17:15 IST Extension of deadline till 31...
by Kashi
14 Dec 2017 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 463
Views: 43225

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Lootyen Bhoottyan cannot guarantee but will be broker only. Paki now have real fear of PRC taking over Pakland thus need to hedge using their old connections. IMHO, Kasuri may belong to last generation of Paki who may have this kind of access to elites in india. Are you sure about that? The likes o...
by Kashi
12 Dec 2017 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2917
Views: 282682

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Half the hullabaloo about the Rafale deal is because of Chhota bhai's involvement.
by Kashi
12 Dec 2017 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 655
Views: 74657

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

They did the same thing to BDs (East Pak). I think you will find that BD genocide was a collaborative West Pakistani initiative- Punjabi and Pashtun soldiers in the TSPA formed the tip of the oppressive spear- both were equally culpable in killings and rape and they were "ably" assisted b...
by Kashi
11 Dec 2017 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 539
Views: 71526

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I agree about the follow up purchase being a part of the options agreed earlier. It's just that the details of the package are not immediately clear to me. Euro 6.5 Billion for 24 aircraft, what was included in the deal and if the follow up orders are for exactly the same package or just the jets in...
by Kashi
11 Dec 2017 09:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 228
Views: 25453

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

Germany is one country which resisted China and is still producing automobiles and engineering products and giving tough competition to China in world markets. China's aim is to subjugate Germany and surrender their manufacturing provess to China. World markets should not have any alternative to Ch...
by Kashi
11 Dec 2017 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 539
Views: 71526

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Aditya_V wrote: announcement earlier this month of 2nd Batch of only fly away aircraft for Euro 1.1 Billion.


Could you post the links where it's clarified that the follow up purchase by Qatar was for jets in a fly away condition only.
by Kashi
10 Dec 2017 19:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4082
Views: 247361

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I think part of it may have to do with number of take off and landings that can be handled per hour.
by Kashi
10 Dec 2017 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 762
Views: 37966

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

How are they getting into Afghanistan? Either the US/NATO is resettling the evacuated ISIS cadres into Afghanistan or they are moving across the Durand line from Pakistan. If it's the former, I wonder what their game plan is. Keeping the ISIS powder dry for the rainy day? This time probably hitting ...
by Kashi
10 Dec 2017 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2246
Views: 142068

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

I was surprised to see Amb. G. Parthasarathy and Lt. Gen Hasnain among the delegates. I am aware the G. Parthasarathy has been involved in similar initiatives before, but as far as I understand, their views do not agree with those of the majority of the "Indian" delegation.
by Kashi
09 Dec 2017 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 655
Views: 74657

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

What sort of concessions are we talking of?
by Kashi
08 Dec 2017 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1022
Views: 166232

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

Philip, can you share any details and latest updates on tyhe status of Mig 29 UPGs for the Indian airforce?
by Kashi
08 Dec 2017 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2246
Views: 142068

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

The Pew poll data is a little baffling. It says 1.People in India have grown increasingly negative in their views of Pakistan. Only 10% of Indians see Pakistan favorably. Which naturally implies that people favour less contacts with Pak. Then it says 2.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approach ...
by Kashi
08 Dec 2017 05:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2390
Views: 285166

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Where exactly is the position of the refuelling probe. Will it interfere with pilot's view?

I cannot seem to find any images that show the view from the pilot's side. I think some front views may have been posted in this thread.
by Kashi
07 Dec 2017 05:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 976
Views: 68878

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

If NoKo missiles have a weak re-entry heat shield , then what does it make of Paki missiles which are nothing but NoKo clones, they must have equally weak or even weaker re-entry heat shields no? If Chinese were cautious and frugal in sharing heat shield tech with NoKo, wouldn't they be equally if n...
by Kashi
06 Dec 2017 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2246
Views: 142068

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Baki obsession with Chabahar could almost rival their obsession with Cashmere.

Hardly a few days go by before there is flurry of (f)articles on Chabahar vs Gwadar and why "Chabahar is not good enough".
by Kashi
06 Dec 2017 09:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2082
Views: 186583

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Missing the insights from vsunder on this thread. I remember he used to provide very nice and succinct details of different projects including DFCC.

Kahaan hain sirji (Where art thou sir?)
by Kashi
05 Dec 2017 18:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 19329

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I too shudder to think at this very deep & flawed political motivated gas bag analysis passing of as economic wisdom! This actually provides very deep insights into the thinking of this group of people. Recall the times when only elites could drive cars, travel in aiplanes and AC first class? T...
by Kashi
04 Dec 2017 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 699
Views: 67410

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Vodafone is UK no? Albeit more than five years.

I wonder what's the status of Cairns and their mega oil field in Rajasthan.
by Kashi
04 Dec 2017 05:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 228
Views: 25453

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

If the soryu class sub is that silent, then the japanese are probably more worried about such tech leaking to the chinese. That would make chinese subs truly lethal, and the chinese navy that much more formidable. Yet they seemingly had no concerns pitching their subs to Aussies, who would have not...
by Kashi
04 Dec 2017 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2246
Views: 142068

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

The events in Al- Bakistan are irony at their finest. Earlier it were the believers who would impose jiziya on the non-believers, not it it the more pure who are imposing a jiziya on whom they deem less pure, by making them cede even more space in the socio-political mileu.
by Kashi
03 Dec 2017 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 228
Views: 25453

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

SSridhar wrote: Mitsubishi & Kawasaki felt that ‘quality’ could be compromised.


That attitude among others cost them the Aussie bid and it will cost them a chance to export to India.
by Kashi
03 Dec 2017 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 539
Views: 71526

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

He seems to have a clear agenda to discredit the Rafale deal and imply the PM unduly favored the Reliance group. His agenda is to discredit the PM driven bu his personal hatred for the man, Rafale happens to be the means that he's chosen to employ this time. If it were not Rafale, it would have bee...
by Kashi
03 Dec 2017 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 699
Views: 67410

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

eklavya wrote:EU (ie currently including UK) gives better access to India (unilaterally) than WTO rules. If anything, Indian access to the UK market will decline after Brexit, whereas UK access will remain the same (without any change in the current rules).


Whatever does that mean? Do you mean EU market?
by Kashi
03 Dec 2017 05:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 699
Views: 67410

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Japanese and Germans did not cloud their judge ments based on what Allied and communist forces did to them and joined hands for greater prosperity. For India too it will help to be practical than nostalgic and that shall help us to be top 3 powers in 2 decades. Germans had the Nazis and Japanese ha...
by Kashi
02 Dec 2017 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2756
Views: 158128

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Pardon my ignorance but what exactly is a Limited Series Production?
by Kashi
02 Dec 2017 06:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 539
Views: 71526

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

It seems that too many vested interests working at cross-purposes. They all want the deal to be cancelled or curtailed, but in favour of THEIR "chosen one"!!
by Kashi
02 Dec 2017 06:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 976
Views: 68878

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

I don't know about Japan. Except for NBG, missiles are not a grave threat, unless fired in huge numbers. A few missiles lobbed into cities will cause local casualties and infrastructure damage, but look at Saddam's SCUDs - mostly harassment value. NoKo's air force and Navy are non-players. So I see...
by Kashi
01 Dec 2017 19:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 976
Views: 68878

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

If there's a war on the Korean Peninsula, there's only two countries that have most to lose- Japan and SoKo.

And given a chance SoKo will probably declare a war on Japan before they do so on NoKo.
by Kashi
01 Dec 2017 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 699
Views: 67410

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Likewise, what Britain can offer to India can be easily obtained from elsewhere Steel tech? Japan and Korea do it as well if not better. Aircraft? France, Germany and US and even Japan and Korea and Russia make them now and not "will do so after Brexit". Aircraft carrier? We are making our...
by Kashi
01 Dec 2017 06:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1693
Views: 245013

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

What's with Chinese Generals' ribbons? Look at these 3 guys, they each have exactly 7 rows of ribbons and all rows are complete. It also appears that many of the patterns repeat. Does that mean that the Chinese Generals have twice the experience of Indian Generals? :rotfl: Still nothing on the gene...
by Kashi
01 Dec 2017 05:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 976
Views: 68878

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

komal wrote:
not least because the USA policymakers (NPAs and friends) have been proven


What is NPA?


My guess is Non-proliferation Ayatollahs/Apparatchiks
by Kashi
01 Dec 2017 05:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 699
Views: 67410

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Regardless of merits and demerits of London, we must be only concerned with how any India-UK trade deal benefits India. We must ask ourselves, what is it that we gain out of this trade with UK and is that what we are looking for?
by Kashi
29 Nov 2017 16:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 228
Views: 25453

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

^^^ once CPEC is operational, China doesn't have to worry about Malacca, if we block Malacca, they will close Arabian sea for India, time is now to cut off CPEC, whether some excuse exists or not. Reintegration of PoK NA has to be done now. How will they do so without interfering with the oil suppl...
by Kashi
29 Nov 2017 06:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 655
Views: 74657

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

The US govt. must consist of the lowest IQ imbeciles or they must think Indians are a bunch of morons. The US govt. is working with Pakistan to "deny safe havens in Afghanisthan" it seems :roll: --- like it has worked so well in the past decade. The more things change, the more they remai...
by Kashi
28 Nov 2017 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2390
Views: 285166

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

SSridhar wrote:This could mean that the RSAF pilots have flown it before and paved the way for their defence minister to take a spin.


But why the secrecy? I cannot recall any reports of SGAF pilots flying Tejas or for that matter Tejas participating in joint Indo-SGP exercises in Kalaikunda.
by Kashi
28 Nov 2017 13:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 539
Views: 71526

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Parrikar did says 475 crores for MKI and if currency conversions affects MKI it affects all the other aircraft too Tejas and Rafale , so there is nothing much in USD value to compare other than to get a USD figure which will vary due to exchange rate fluctations. For simplicity let us use the USD-I...

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