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by vishvak
18 Sep 2019 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13712

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

.. I don't understand what you are saying. These airplanes are not lego pieces. To give you an example, the reason for the Saras crash was a slight mismatch of engine and propeller configurations. Pratt and Whitney and MT (propeller OEM) had both conveyed to NAL that the engine propeller combo was ...
by vishvak
18 Sep 2019 17:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13712

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Just making an OT point here that one can't put gearbox of HTT-40 in Saras and make it fly like HTT-40. But in case of need, one can replace gearbox of Saras on HTT-40 or in other words downgrade HTT-40 for peacetime purposes.
by vishvak
18 Sep 2019 17:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327465

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Activists Petition Gates Foundation If only so many activists had pleaded for pakis to end terrorism, but yindoo have to deal with terrorism! So what we get is petition seeking PM of India not to be honoured (elected with slogan of sab kaa saath/vikaas) called right wing party while paki politician...
by vishvak
18 Sep 2019 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 825
Views: 77743

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

‘You need to teach them how to beat their wives and make sure, as we do, that the stick you use is no bigger than your little finger.’ ” Grant-John explained that this was how many European men dealt with women in the 18th and 19th centuries. Actually the first step is to declare that natives are l...
by vishvak
16 Sep 2019 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 35037

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

The oil price growth (predicted increase) is collapsing in spite of production cuts. Methinks that post 2007-2008 economic slowdown, the rise in global economic growth is marginal. The oil glut is real and new standard s are now set by OPEC for oil reserves. Not a bad time for cashing in insurance b...
by vishvak
12 Sep 2019 14:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327465

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Anything that has a likelihood to impact India's elbow room needs to be tracked. Similar to how 'transport aircraft only' US defence deals have morphed into alphabet-treaties loving purchases, slowly getting into how some missile defence systems are cheaper/range-exact over S-400 defence deal in so...
by vishvak
12 Sep 2019 13:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327465

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Lots of similar such discussions going on in many threads.. so May be a common point of view. May be we need a special thread, or discuss in a specific thread. Some points that are common across. The whites have won battle of civilization during last 500 years (1400AD onwards) simply by genociding a...
by vishvak
12 Sep 2019 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2361
Views: 351588

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Liberals and lefties from the start are anti Hindus. Love affair between Nazis, communists and Jihadis is decades old. It was one of the most open and yet never discussed situation. Well, it appears that it is much easier to use & throw heatheins/pegeins/kooffr as punching bags for muscle flexi...
by vishvak
12 Sep 2019 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519584

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

Sta Maria said she looks forward to more good news in November. She’d said in May that lack of progress this year on RCEP would be “embarrassing,” especially for Southeast Asia economies that have pushed for the deal. Wonder why southeast Asian economies are waiting for 'good' news etc etc against ...
by vishvak
09 Sep 2019 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327465

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/pak-astronaut-congratulates-isro-on-chandrayaan-2/articleshow/71045012.cms Just a pooch? If Bikini=Burkini for the 'Bious Ones' :D Should not Astronaut=Burkanaut!! :lol: From the link founder and executive chairperson of Space Trust, a non-prof .. ...
by vishvak
09 Sep 2019 16:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - The Indian Ocean Civilization & IOR
Replies: 623
Views: 17696

Re: India - The Indian Ocean Civilization & IOR

that indigenous people migrated from the north to south India between 1800 BC and 1600 BC

Just to note, there wasn't any 'invasion' prior to dark age mediaeval barbarism. The entire AIT is to hide what was done under some garb or other - and to pass off future such plans as not barbaric.
by vishvak
07 Sep 2019 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1997
Views: 217227

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

If you define success as lander dropping to a designated spot (and THEN losing comms) then you only win perception battle (nothing succeeds like success) but is perception enough in space science - as what a race to land rowers on top of others? The 85% success (with orbiter in place) says something...
by vishvak
06 Sep 2019 19:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327465

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Anyone with sense knows that India and Pakistan are not equals. They also admit the truth that India cannot annex Pakistan. It does not need over 200 million more ungovernable Muslims. That is why in 1971 it preferred the creation of Bangladesh .. The 'right-wing' in la la land of baki is terrorisi...
by vishvak
06 Sep 2019 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2370
Views: 388814

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

First ever pics of an IAF Rafale, RB001, in IAF colors. What a beauty! I just wish the old tradition of squadron markings comes back into IAF practice. Pics credit: Cedric Guerre. Posted on FB What a pretty bird! Doesn't it look a little, or lot like naval Tejas? Except much more advanced in every ...
by vishvak
06 Sep 2019 10:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 703
Views: 108056

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Imagine plight of pakis blinded by declaring that China is friend (in no less fancy terms). Now they can't see that Chinese presence near Iran border and at mouth of gulf is a big (if not THE biggest) problem for them too with China taking everything. They can't see billions of $$$ of good taken by ...
by vishvak
06 Sep 2019 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1997
Views: 217227

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Ah, a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for? The only problem is not to aim high. Once the aim is high enough (and higher still), it's just situational. As they say in desi, nishhan-chook maaf, nahi maaf neeche-nishaan. (It's unpardonable to have lower aim than possible but if...
by vishvak
05 Sep 2019 13:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1995
Views: 222240

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Didn't Amit Shah say during the campaign that Hindu refugees will be given citizenship? True but not so simple. Citizenship for illegals is opposed by the Assamese in general because they consider the Bangladeshi Bengali as much an outsider as the Bangladeshi Muslim. That presents its own problem. ...
by vishvak
05 Sep 2019 13:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247742

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The US far right is probably more supportive of our position.. Sooner the better that NRI community finds out how USA is taken for a ride by moterham s in religious garb running away with human rights - simply by adding words like 'xyz-phobia' at end of narrative. Soon there won't be many minoritie...
by vishvak
05 Sep 2019 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317744

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

They were not forthcoming with their design experience and choices. They were guarded to let even IAF officers access to the bird. India was looking for a chance to codesign. There was no chance of that. So, there is no point of us bankrolling its development if we don't get to learn from the proce...
by vishvak
04 Sep 2019 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503445

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

.. It will make IAF Top Heavy and a bigger aircraft like MKI has bigger logistical foot print too in terms of Manpower ,Spares,MRO. Uless IAF decides to reduce its squadron strength then it can go for larger MKI fleet but even your best aircraft cant be at all the places at the same time. To make t...
by vishvak
04 Sep 2019 08:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247742

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^^^ we may need to deploy CRPF or BSF to protect the embassy in Londonistan like we do in our Afghan counslates Why can't an Indian led mob ransack paki embassy in UK, given loose talk on nukes to justify whatever. How's that much different from on camera anti Hindu speeches given by moterham Benaz...
by vishvak
03 Sep 2019 12:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430051

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Or claim that Vietnam is Quasi Indian state per some legit diplomatic treaty (like how Hans talk about Tibet), then somehow some rebel-esque movement on coasts with advanced weapons .. and you know where it's going.. some arbitrary day some arbitrary weapons hit some subs like knives in butter..
by vishvak
03 Sep 2019 12:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1995
Views: 222240

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The very notion of a border, checkpoints and deportation are also "western prism" and "western legal constructs" So why not get rid of those too? Sirji, as an aside, the issue of Ram Janmaathaan temple is also about Panipat war (first) - that Babur the gazi won if I remember cor...
by vishvak
06 Aug 2019 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327465

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

They have been reduced to saying we should attack India as we have the jazbaa and Hindu maut se dartaa hai. Shahid Masood has started pointing to Quran and Hadith .. The grand paki strat is to push in direction of koooooffr. But Zahid hammid type of conspiracy theorists should make sure that his ga...
by vishvak
06 Aug 2019 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581387

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Bajwa has sent a clear threat that large scale support for jihad will begin soon The kind of neighbours we got is problem in first place. Paki - gernails have to show aggression because some populance is jihadi and can't riot for slaves so let's hit dharmic village across border for territory. Chin...
by vishvak
05 Aug 2019 17:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581387

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I did not think that I would live to see this happening: https://www.news18.com/news/india/kashmir-live-updates-jammu-and-kashmir-tension-article-370-article-35a-narendra-modi-amit-shah-srinagar-2258121.html Kashmir LIVE: Govt Decides to Revoke Article 370, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union T...
by vishvak
02 Aug 2019 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1995
Views: 222240

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

.. I asked him him " A more realistic scenario in US and Europe. 2067. Birthrates of non-Muslims fall below replacement. Islam takes over. Shariat is being practiced. ISIS rules the world. They raid non Mulim areas to take women and slaves. They sell women and exchange them. Women cheer while ...
by vishvak
30 Jul 2019 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1995
Views: 222240

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Govt has plans for gigafactories - 4 of 10GW each or so. Information is intermittent but not comprehensive yet, thought hopefully the "charging points" or ANY distribution points won't be mobbed by fans of cheap/freebies. Hopefully govt understand this for better independent future and set...
by vishvak
30 Jul 2019 20:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755605

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

prompted an IAF modernization binge Thankfully IAF has focus set on important things like above, and including balakot air strikes, and avoided giving out anything more than necessary minimum info- thereby completely not indulging in throwing stones in mud (arguing with pakis) or worse jumping in t...
by vishvak
30 Jul 2019 19:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141214

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

.. But there's certainly an argument to have a big segment invested in long term growth and evolution of indian fighter aircraft.. What govt could possibly do is put * aerospace defence division (or prolly the department that has anti satellite missiles capability) as primary owner of the fighter j...
by vishvak
24 Jul 2019 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social media
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Social media

UK is at very top of financial wealth management in the world and look what brexit has done. And here we have tukde tukde gang, BIF, outside ideological institutions, et al running around.
by vishvak
28 Jun 2016 22:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 469288

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Paging Ulan Batori ji to comment on viewtopic.php?p=2035806#p2035806 if a few minutes could be spared.
by vishvak
28 Jun 2016 21:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 238333

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

F/A-18 didn't clear MMRCA competition, and how much of prudence is in buying US fighter jet for defending Himalayan borders? Paging Ulan Batoriji may help in answering this question. Rafale + AMCA can offer a alternate way without compromising on intrusive inspection + alphabet soup treaties + polit...
by vishvak
26 Jun 2016 19:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 723666

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Previous discussions about this around Aug/Sept 2013 onwards.
viewtopic.php?p=1491293#p1491293
by vishvak
25 Jun 2016 20:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 241977

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

now they accept it was a mistake.
..
UKIP back tracks on vote out promises one after another

But the UK's PM had to resign! The Europeans are supposed to have brought order in bad bad heathen pagan world and the Sun never set on the empire for quite a while.. and all that!
by vishvak
25 Jun 2016 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakislamic LeT kill 8 CRPF in Ramzan greeting to India 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 2987

Re: Pakislamic LeT kill 8 CRPF in Ramzan greeting to India 2

The paki high commissioner's Iftar celebrations need not be explained by pseudo seculars since we are told people across the border are normal and in Kashmir the invaders from Pakistan are as civilized as natives who have been invaded. Surely the international diplomats yapping about Kashmir will be...
by vishvak
25 Jun 2016 18:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 743235

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

The missiles can all have 290km range officially just to be on safer side. It's not like we have to give details on demand. On serious note, what's wrong with 3:01 p.m. to 10:59 a.m. or 11am to 3pm for that matter; in fact enemy tanks aren't going to be fighting only that much thusly from afar espec...
by vishvak
21 Jun 2016 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 925
Views: 157901

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

{Karzai is wiser than Nehru}

Afghans are good at not giving an inch despite nukes/terror and forefather USA with its bases on its soil.

Notice how openly pakis admit aiding Taliban and no one complains.
by vishvak
21 Jun 2016 10:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 332887

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Logically, if a gun(selective?) doesn't/won't fire across the western border, importance of each of other increases two fold.

In case a gun won't fire due to a super power's interests in many/each countries then importance of each of remaining increases that much.
by vishvak
11 Jun 2016 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1810
Views: 160697

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Don't you think that India already hedges against one supplier? Well the other suppliers don't indulge themselves in intensive inspections and alphabet soup treaties. A lot of people have to do a lot of things just to be in good books of USA and for hedging practices; and surely terror munna Pakist...

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