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by srin
20 Oct 2020 08:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5546
Views: 1176166

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

EU and US blocks IPR waiver for india for COVID Vaccine This really says it all ..isn't it ? .. Every country for itself. One can imagine where they ll sit when an India China conflict happens. Opportunists. Period. India has used compulsory licensing in the past, and when push comes to shove, it'l...
by srin
16 Oct 2020 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059711

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

this is twitter's idea of democracy in america. so, imagine the havoc that jack the crack is capable of creating in India :mrgreen: ... Seems Jack al Twitteri has a death wish. At this rate, Section 230 which classifies Twitter et al as platforms and not publishers (subject to accompanying liabilit...
by srin
16 Oct 2020 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961871

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

Intel says that he bit off more of India than he could chew! On a more serious note, " Crook" Abdullah should be arrested for treason for calling upon the PRC to help liberate J&K or words to that effect. Like Vidkun Quisling, and "Lord Haw Haw", William Joyce, both names be...
by srin
15 Oct 2020 13:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961871

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

Ultimately, irrespective of who builds the Kra canal, the one who controls the Kra canal is the one who controls the Thai Govt. Suez got nationalized. So, builder can get shafted. And Thailand is borderline stable and can become Nepal (ie go under Chinese thumb) overnight. Though the gap between And...
by srin
14 Oct 2020 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377598

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Here we go https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/chinese-president-xi-jinping-asks-troops-to-prepare-for-war-be-absolutely-loyal-report-1731545-2020-10-14 https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/14/asia/xi-jinping-taiwan-us-esper-intl-hnk/index.html "Xi Jinping emphasised that it is necessary to uphol...
by srin
08 Oct 2020 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 257
Views: 53621

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

The strike actually makes a good case for fixing the OFB problem and may even energize the govt to do so. The irony seems to be lost on the trade unions.
by srin
08 Oct 2020 18:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 280806

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

The private JV they are planning for AMCA, they should do it first for MWF. Only then we can order it in bulk to make it the backbone of IAF for next couple of decades.
by srin
08 Oct 2020 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 257
Views: 53621

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Issue with OFB is that while we and military look upon them for the defense of the country, the netas and unions and babus look upon them as job guarantee scheme at lower level and free perk scheme at higher levels. I'm kinda sad that GoI is stopping at corporatization. I want to see real privatizat...
by srin
08 Oct 2020 14:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 257
Views: 53621

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Instead of breaking it up by verticals, it should be broken up into 3 or 4 units which combine the relevant technologies. For instance, what's the point with Corporation 1 making the shells and Corporation 2 making the guns? In the event of malfunction, there will be more finger pointing. The corpo...
by srin
08 Oct 2020 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961871

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

Regarding Taiwan, IIRC Taiwan has the same PRC policy for Tibet. So, asking us to abandon the "One China" policy related to Taiwan but without being explicit about their stance on Tibet is a bit disingenous. I think we should publicly revoke the "One china" policy regarding Tibet...
by srin
29 Sep 2020 14:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059711

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^From the BBC article It seems like they've just suspended operations for now like they did back then. Hopefully this time it's permanent. the need of the hour is to ban FFNGOs or FFNGO financed and supported PILs, even those filed by such supported Indian NGOs. allow only local Indian NGOs file PI...
by srin
29 Sep 2020 14:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059711

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The govt needs to reverse-activist them by bringing all NGOs that collect public money under RTI. Everything should be publicly disclosed - who funds, where it is spent, what it has done ... Second, each NGO should declare preset quantitative goals before collecting public money. No need to do anyth...
by srin
26 Sep 2020 08:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204627

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I hope it can be adapted to 125mm barrel too, so we don't need to buy Invar anymore
by srin
26 Sep 2020 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1010963

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Smokeless - looks like surface launched Astra.
by srin
21 Sep 2020 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059711

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

the head of oxfam India is livid with rage and is literally pissing his pants :mrgreen: Amitabh Behar@AmitabhBehar Devastating blow. Red carpet welcome for foreign investments for businesses but stifling and squeezing the nonprofit sector by creating new hurdles for foreign aid which could help lif...
by srin
17 Sep 2020 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1044375

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

KA-226 was an IGA and signed by two heads of state. We may spend a decade negotiating, but it won't get cancelled.
by srin
17 Sep 2020 23:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5546
Views: 1176166

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

High taxes are applicable for other players in the market too. See this team bhp link for the sales numbers. They have less than 2.5% of marketshare. Other than Innova, they don't have any car that is the top in its category. They have wrong product-mix for the market, pure and simple. Now, I don't ...
by srin
17 Sep 2020 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544059

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Given that K-30 SPAAG procurement is now cancelled, what is the alternative we are building ?
by srin
17 Sep 2020 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176210

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I didn't get the spec for AK 203, so I'm using AK 103 specs. Brochure comparison tells me that AK is only slightly longer than the Caracal with stock fully extended (37" vs 36.3"). I didn't get the stock retracted length (only the folded length on wiki) for the AK (27") whereas for Ca...
by srin
16 Sep 2020 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 333585

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

^ Does anyone know why we're in SCO in the first place? Googling, I couldn't find any practical benefits other than the usual "helps provide an avenue for negotiations" etc. Seems like another waste of time in line with the commonwealth. The cynical me likes us being there, for this reaso...
by srin
13 Sep 2020 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377598

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

[quote="Mandeepsajwan"][/quote] I'm sure you mean well, but why are you posting Google URLs to the site instead of directly referencing the Indian Hawk site ? It also seems that Indian Hawk is your own site. So, it would be good to mention that this when posting the URLs, so we can discern...
by srin
04 Sep 2020 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964642

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Actually China chose this war. Think it over. Most likely they will take advantage of US Leadership getting distracted by the elections. Even if part of the administration speaks about engaging with China - it's all focused on South China Sea. As the heat increases in US elections - expect the Chin...
by srin
03 Sep 2020 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1961
Views: 236632

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Yes, we need make good use of Andamans and Greater Nicobar and also Lakshadweep. We need long airstrips and equip them with fighters and MPAs and bombers. But the unsinkable carrier is also an immovable carrier. It isn't going to help you with force projections and persistence elsewhere in the IOR. ...
by srin
03 Sep 2020 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1010963

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

STAR *cruise* missile entering wind tunnel testing at NAL. This is almost the final version. 1. The very first version 2 intakes with a stout body. This was done around 2014-2015. This was done to study the air intakes and validate CFD models. 2. Then there was one with a longer body, but only 2 in...
by srin
02 Sep 2020 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1085
Views: 216107

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

^^^ The U-209s and U-214s are used by Turkish Navy. That's as compromised as it can get. The solution to Scorpene data being compromised is more indigenization and local improvements. Going to a different vendor is only going to solve the problem till they sell it to your adversary or your enemy's c...
by srin
01 Sep 2020 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315869

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Patents expire after 20 years. I searched Google Patents and found a few issued in 1970's long expired now. We have been using Tatras for more than 20 years. So, there is nothing stopping Tatas or even BEML from reverse engineering it legally. Tata's being an international conglomerate, the reputat...
by srin
01 Sep 2020 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 315869

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Gurus - please help me to understand TATRA trucks vs TATA/AL alternatives. Do we still need TATRA ? From my unnderstanding for certain jobs the Tatra is well suited. It has a unique torque box frame that aboorbs the bumps etc on the off road areas. So it still has its uses. I hope they moved away f...
by srin
31 Aug 2020 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964642

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

arshyam wrote:
srin wrote:Hang on folks - the issues so far has been the southern part of finger areas on the *northern* bank of Pangong, no ?

Correct. The current press release clearly says southern banks of the lake itself, so opposite to the Fingers area.


That would make it somewhat east of Chushul.
by srin
31 Aug 2020 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964642

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Hang on folks - the issues so far has been the southern part of finger areas on the *northern* bank of Pangong, no ?
by srin
30 Aug 2020 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1892
Views: 455419

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019



Suspected rebels ? Which suspected journalist has written this ? (it only said Associated Press as source)
by srin
28 Aug 2020 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204627

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^ hydro-pneumatic suspension itself adds to the weight. I'd posted a video sometime ago, will dig it up and re-post it again.
by srin
26 Aug 2020 20:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961871

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

The current plans for transshipment port is for the Great Nicobar Island near the six degree channel. If the Kra actually happens and becomes successful (quite iffy at the moment), the transshipment port would be way too south. We'll need it in the north abutting the ten degree channel.
by srin
25 Aug 2020 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204627

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I second tsarkar's thought on ATGM equipped tanks. The issue with the gun is the range - it is effective within a short range against a mobile target like another tank, and the enormous weight penalty of that on the turret. An ATGM has double the range and thus can strike from much farther - in theo...
by srin
25 Aug 2020 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4360
Views: 1044202

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

^^^ I'm not aware of that. Which components rely on foreign suppliers ?
by srin
25 Aug 2020 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335063

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Specifically on Vikram, it crashed, its mission is over. Pics don't matter. Location doesn't matter. I don't want ISRO to waste time on it. The only reason Vikram matters is to ensure that necessary corrections are made to the CY-3 lander. CY-2 orbital payloads' data is important. I don't know the ...
by srin
24 Aug 2020 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335063

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Specifically on Vikram, it crashed, its mission is over. Pics don't matter. Location doesn't matter. I don't want ISRO to waste time on it. The only reason Vikram matters is to ensure that necessary corrections are made to the CY-3 lander. CY-2 orbital payloads' data is important. I don't know the I...
by srin
18 Aug 2020 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1892
Views: 455419

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

If the Baki-Saudi breakup is true and persists (and reading it with UAE-Israel detente), then it'd be one of the biggest strategic wins for us. I like to think that it is due to Modi cultivating close relationship with Gulf states. There is a huge potential to create an axis of chors and dacoits wit...
by srin
14 Aug 2020 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176210

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

In fact you go as pee WiKi, there is not much difference in the weight of the Indian copy and the NTW-20 from Denel. In fact ours could be lighter. The NTW-20 is supposed to have a 2 man crew and the rifle gets dismantled into 2 pieces, each weighing 15 Kgs. Its the same with Vidhwanshak. Can be di...
by srin
13 Aug 2020 14:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059711

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Wasn't he the one behind the "secular Jinnah" by Advani ?

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