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by dhyana
15 Apr 2019 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2991
Views: 386757

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: 2991
Views: 386757

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: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2766
Views: 354530

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 539179

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: 674
Views: 163927

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: 2755
Views: 383334

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 539179

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 539179

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: 2755
Views: 383334

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: 2755
Views: 383334

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: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2766
Views: 354530

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: 669562

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: 2755
Views: 383334

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: 2755
Views: 383334

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: 2755
Views: 383334

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: 2755
Views: 383334

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: 107
Views: 10808

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1036955

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: 2755
Views: 383334

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: 2021
Views: 268497

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: 2755
Views: 383334

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: 2755
Views: 383334

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: 138
Views: 29370

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: 2755
Views: 383334

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...
by dhyana
23 Jul 2018 04:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2755
Views: 383334

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Seeing as we don't have access to the source documents (or leakers of said documents), we'll have to go by what the Wall Street Journal says, with the 'up to' caveat. I'm sure there are more 'reasonable' returns negotiated for many projects. But still,it certainly gives an idea as to how utterly inc...
by dhyana
23 Jul 2018 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2755
Views: 383334

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

China’s Global Building Spree Runs Into Trouble in Pakistan An excellent article detailing some of the CPEC projects and their costs (political and economic). Of course, BRF once again is ahead of the curve in its predictions. I believe the full article is behind WSJ's paywall. Here are some gems: ...
by dhyana
16 Jul 2018 15:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2755
Views: 383334

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Rupee plunges to 128 against US dollar in intra-day trading The Pakistani currency weakened over 5% to hit an intra-day low of Rs128 against the US dollar in the inter-bank market on Monday... On Friday, the currency closed at Rs121.55 in the inter-bank market. Currency dealers in the open market h...
by dhyana
06 Jul 2018 10:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2755
Views: 383334

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan seeks more loans from China to avert currency crisis Officials in Islamabad have warned their Chinese counterparts that if the lending dries up, it could threaten the future of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the cornerstone of President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative. They sa...
by dhyana
17 May 2018 12:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1350
Views: 213205

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Several cities left without power in Pakistan A major breakdown in the country’s electricity transmission system early on Wednesday led to blackouts in major parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), as well as the federal capital Islamabad. Now, CPEC is supposed to help with power generation, b...
by dhyana
12 May 2018 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2755
Views: 383334

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://profit.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/05/11/pakistan-to-secure-another-2-bn-from-china-to-support-reserves/ ...the government has planned to secure another $2 billion through the agreed short-term loan of $1 billion and another one billion through Panda bond. The ever depleting foreign reserves ...
by dhyana
06 May 2018 14:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2755
Views: 383334

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Herewith latest Foreign Reserves "Up-Date" from SBP : LIQUID FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES IN US$ BILLIONS FUDGED FIGURES : 27-04-18 - SBP : 11.5103 - COMMERCIAL BANKS : 6.2026 - TOTAL RESERVES 17.7129 ACTUAL FIGURES: 27-04-18 - SBP : 05.7103 - COMMERCIAL BANKS : 6.2026 - TOTAL RESERVES 12.91...
by dhyana
29 Apr 2018 15:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2755
Views: 383334

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Another $1 billion loan makes its way from China They are desperately trying to pump up their reserves, with Taller Than Mountain friends, at 'friendship interest rates'... :roll: Chinese financial institutions have so far given $2.2 billion to Pakistan to help the country steer through difficult t...
by dhyana
21 Apr 2018 18:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2896
Views: 409653

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

Indian Navy’s Malacca deployment spots Chinese ships in Indian Ocean Indian Navy’s Malacca Strait deployment which started in June last year has spotted three Chinese naval ships entering the Indian Ocean Region from Ombai Wetar in Indonesia, officials said today. This article expands on the recent...
by dhyana
06 Mar 2018 14:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2755
Views: 383334

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan in talks with China to borrow $1b Pakistan is in talks with a Chinese financial institution to obtain $1 billion as a foreign commercial loan, as its recent internal assessment revealed that inflows from traditional lenders would fall below budgeted projections. The cost of borrowing from ...
by dhyana
26 Sep 2017 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2755
Views: 383334

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

WB suspends support loans for Pakistan

“Last month, the WB team conveyed Pakistani authorities that they cannot provide programme loans/budgetary support because of macroeconomic indicators,” sources from the World Bank based in Washington confirmed to The News here on Sunday.


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