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by dhyana
22 Aug 2019 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4075
Views: 877437

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Per Vips post.... PM Modi visit to France: Launch of satellites for maritime surveillance in Indo-Pacific key agenda Both countries have planned the launch of 8-10 satellites as part of a “constellation” for maritime surveillance in the region. This will be India’s largest space cooperation with any...
by dhyana
06 Aug 2019 10:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788055

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Others have already made the points of wasting valuable weapons and the risk inherent in all weapons delivery. It doesn't seem plausible that a professional air force would intentionally aim to miss a target, and do so on a repeated basis such as in this attack. Just as it cannot be assumed that all...
by dhyana
05 Aug 2019 13:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 597819

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Per TimesofIndia... BJD, BSP, AIADMK, TRS, and YSRCP supporting revocation of Article 370.
by dhyana
04 Aug 2019 11:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788055

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

the PAF F 16 at leisure from within their own air space could have targeted it How easily can the PAF target the IA ground assets from deep within their own airspace (knowing that they have to lase the target continuously)? I am thinking of the topography of the area here? I mean, the the PAF was s...
by dhyana
11 Jul 2019 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 587
Views: 146940

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

India to Buy Extended-Range Artillery Shells From US {The Diplomat} Excalibur extended-range guided artillery shells can be fired from the Indian Army’s newly acquired M777 155 mm 39-caliber towed howitzer guns and the K-9 Vajra 155 mm/52 caliber self-propelled tracked howitzer. The overall number ...
by dhyana
01 Jul 2019 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Link resurrected... APTMA announces closure of 200 mills from tomorrow, as buyers cancel export orders (Terroristan Def Forums) KARACHI: The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has announced closure of 200 of its processing mills from Monday, July 1, as international buyers rejected expor...
by dhyana
09 Jun 2019 13:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

In case of no waiver from IMF (The News) ISLAMABAD: The government is all set to present budget 2019-2020 on June 11 based on unrealistic revenue target of Rs5.5 trillion, which will be prone to slippages from performance criteria on every quarter review by the IMF. In case of no waiver from the IM...
by dhyana
01 Jun 2019 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan to stay on FATF's greylist (DNA India) Pakistan is certain to stay on the greylist when the next meet of Financial Action Task Force or FATF, an official from FATF member countries told WION on Wednesday. FATF's Asia-Pacific Group (APG) which met in China in mid may wasn't impressed by Pak...
by dhyana
20 May 2019 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Seven Implications Of IMF Program – Analysis (Eurasia Review) But the party might just be coming to an end. If the press release of the Staff-level Agreement on Economic Policies between Pakistan and IMF is anything to go by – the detailed programme listing out the commitments that Pakistan will ha...
by dhyana
20 May 2019 06:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 265942

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

NRao said That article is from 2008? Yeah, should have clarified that in my post. After reading the first article regarding PAF taking over the airport, looked around for further confirmation that PAF indeed has these tankers. That article was one of the source articles from Wiki. Looking a bit furt...
by dhyana
20 May 2019 06:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan’s latest IMF bailout will not succeed without major cuts in the defense budget (European Foundation for South Asian Studies) The IMF requirement that Pakistan’s primary budget deficit, which is the total revenue minus non-interest expenditure, be brought down to 0.6% in next budgetary year...
by dhyana
19 May 2019 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 265942

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakistan Air Force moves into former Islamabad airport [Janes] The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has taken over Islamabad's former Benazir Bhutto International Airport, located on the outskirts of the adjacent city of Rawalpindi. The large apron is now home to No 10 Squadron's four Il-78 multirole tanke...
by dhyana
14 May 2019 10:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504063

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Parliamentary vs presidential The Westminster system of parliamentary democracy, though it delivers effectively in England and is fervently admired in Pakistan, is intrinsically ill-suited to the prevailing realities of this land, its people and their needs. Instead, it perniciously and effectively...
by dhyana
13 May 2019 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Singha said: ISPR claims 4 BLA suicide fighters killed for the loss of 1 security guard at the gwader 5* hotel. some 4 soldiers reported injured. Unless the hotel were totally empty of guests thats a bit hard to believe.... the fighters looked well armed and trained in the videos and pics that BLA h...
by dhyana
12 May 2019 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan & IMF Seal the Deal –$6 billion bailout package will be given over a period of 3 years ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Sunday finalised the bailout package after months-long talks pertaining to the size of the bailout package as well as conditions attached ...
by dhyana
11 May 2019 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2072
Views: 547622

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This seems out of the blue? Hanwha K-30 Biho mobile air defense system for Indian Army India has finally selected the South Korean-made Hanwha K-30 Biho, designed mainly to protect forward maneuver units. Further official confirmation properly documented is expected. Hanwha's K-30 Biho (Flying Tiger...
by dhyana
15 Apr 2019 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 533663

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

Abhijit Iyer Mitra separates the grain from the chaff in the F-16 countgate saga

Another summary analysis of the shoot-down as well as some good digs against our Pakistani-loving presstitutes.
by dhyana
05 Apr 2019 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 533663

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

I've been a lurker for some time, and have just a low post count. I guess I'll add my own humble opinion: I've noticed lots of 'huffing and puffing' about how we must have all the information spoon-fed to us. Why? To what end? Does the US or Israel or anybody else reveal all their methods for all to...
by dhyana
29 Mar 2019 08:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 425690

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

U.N. Security Council Asks Nations to Adopt Laws on Terror Financing Behind a paywall, but relevant excerpts... The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday naming terrorist financing a serious crime and demanding that all countries set up a domestic legal framework to count...
by dhyana
25 Mar 2019 13:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788055

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Aditya_V wrote: This is probably CT, but JF-17 and Chinese IFF may not be that capable, LY 80 may not be that good at IFF and shot down JF-17 which probably didn't have a good RWR, F-16 would probably on finding the lock by LY 80 would have turned and burned and been out of range of LY-80. May be t...
by dhyana
25 Mar 2019 11:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 265942

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Will Pakistan focus on force multipliers? (Part-1) Pakistan’s Force Multipliers (Part 2): Precision-guided bombs Pakistan’s Force Multipliers (Part 3): Cruise Missiles & Sub-Munitions Apologies if posted before. Some articles on PGM's and stand-off weapons. Including info on their beloved H2/H4...
by dhyana
21 Mar 2019 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

IMF bailout: Rupee may depreciate further as Pakistan set to adopt flexible exchange rate “The government is willing to spend political capital for much needed structural reforms …..and it will adopt a flexible exchange rate regime,” said Federal Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtyar on Monday. Hon...
by dhyana
04 Mar 2019 11:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788055

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Anujan quoted: This month, in addition, FATF evaluation is going on so I fully expect that all Pakistan sponsored terrorism will be shut down for good three times!! FATF pressure mounts on Pakistan as monitoring unit reports 8,707 suspicious transactions in 2018 Yup, the FATF pressure is the real r...
by dhyana
02 Mar 2019 12:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788055

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Khan wrote: Compare the number of cargo ships around the port of Karachi (the main and possibly only viable commercial port to the whole country of Pakistan) to the port of Gamdhigram (which I hadn’t heard of before). That's an eye-opening site. Sheesh. And even Chabahar has more shipping activity t...
by dhyana
14 Feb 2019 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

IMF-mandated dismantling of Paki economy's smoke-and-mirrors ISLAMABAD: In order to reach a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Pakistan will require to bring down its borrowings from the central bank to nil from Rs3.8 trillion, jack up electricity tariff by up to 30%....
by dhyana
24 Dec 2018 14:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

As IMF talks sputter, govt seeks another route ISLAMABAD: The scale of the adjustment being demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) “is too large” and accession to the programme is likely to be delayed, a senior official involved in the negotiations tells Dawn. “ Our talks with the IMF ar...
by dhyana
26 Nov 2018 22:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 425690

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

IMF links Pakistan bailout talks to financial blacklist Pakistan’s failure to crack down on money laundering and terrorism financing was one of the key reasons negotiations broke down with the International Monetary Fund on a financial bailout package. While both sides insist they will meet again i...
by dhyana
28 Oct 2018 09:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 749728

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Excalibur is USD 50 to 100,000/- Kraspanol is USD 50 to 75,000/- for 6-10kg explosives. :shock: Had no idea that artillery could be this expensive. But the figures quoted are similar to that given by former artillerymen: What is the cost of an artillery round Due to the low rate of production, the ...
by dhyana
13 Oct 2018 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Toyota Pakistan stops taking orders after rupee depreciation https://www.thenews.com.pk//assets/uploads/updates/2018-10-12/380009_2026135_updates.jpg Must be the only country where payment in full, up front, is discouraged. But then, the total automobile market in Pakistan in about 200000 annually,...
by dhyana
12 Oct 2018 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan formally seeks financial assistance from IMF Pakis­tan is seeking its largest loan package of up to $8 billion from the IMF to bail itself out from a severe crisis that threatens to cripple its economy, diplomatic sources earlier told Dawn. The sources said that the IMF could place strict ...
by dhyana
04 Oct 2018 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan to be fourth most populous nation by 2030 Climate woes & population Their own experts predict that The Land of The Pure's population will overtake that of Indonesia shortly. Way too many abduls for comfort on our border. But, the CPEC will magically take care of all their problems.
by dhyana
14 Sep 2018 10:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

IMF to visit Pakistan with $7.5bn package “The extended program will accompany stiff conditions of introducing institutional reforms and taking some unpopular decisions on the part of the government. The conditions may include a range of reforms such as the central bank’s independence, exchange rat...
by dhyana
28 Aug 2018 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 117
Views: 14729

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

Well, it would seem that the Church certainly had a prolific 'business' aspect to it. Ireland finally says sorry to the 10,000 'Magdalene Sister slaves' of its Catholic workhouses Women who had their childhoods ‘stolen away’, locked up in Catholic-run workhouses... Over a period of 70 years, an esti...
by dhyana
26 Aug 2018 05:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1145307

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Ahead of '2+2' dialogue, India moves to buy 24 US MH-60R helicopters Four of these short-range missile systems will be bought directly from a foreign company, while the remaining 10 will be developed by an Indian partner. It has been speculated that the missile system being purchased is France's VL...
by dhyana
17 Aug 2018 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan’s economic crisis and the IMF More elucidation of the oxymoronic lunacy that masquerades as "Paki Economic Planning"... The immediate reasons for the current crisis can be found in hugely misconceived energy policy and power projects. Former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s gov...
by dhyana
04 Aug 2018 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2672
Views: 411936

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Hiding Russian Money Was Easy Just another article discussing how the Brits butter their bread in London via the world of international tax avoidance. These guys will always be a magnet for shady operators, including our home-grown crooks. And is it any wonder that we've requested extradition of Ni...
by dhyana
31 Jul 2018 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

U.S.' Pompeo warns against IMF bailout for Pakistan that aids China U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Monday that any potential International Monetary Fund bailout for Pakistan’s new government should not provide funds to pay off Chinese lenders. “Make no mistake. We will be watching wh...
by dhyana
29 Jul 2018 18:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

To add further fuel to pankajs and anupmisra's articles... No option but to go to IMF The literal money quotes: PTI leader Asad Umar...who is frontrunner for the office of the finance minister... said currently the country faces a monthly deficit of $2 billion, adding the scheme could not help overc...
by dhyana
29 Jul 2018 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 152
Views: 38304

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Like Washington and Moscow, Delhi too to get missile shield Could this be a result of the recent Syrian AD failures? Reports/videos of Pantsir-S1 system being unable to shoot down any incoming cruise missiles may have tilted the narrative towards more 'integrated' Western AD systems. And presumably...
by dhyana
25 Jul 2018 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3920
Views: 652859

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

China Disputes Infrastructure Projects Are Swamping Pakistan With Debt In defending the CPEC, the Chinese Embassy said that Pakistan’s debt troubles, if any, are caused by multilateral lenders and the Paris Club of 22 large creditor nations. That group doesn’t include China. ... The statistics quot...

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