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by srin
16 Jun 2019 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 165
Views: 20766

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Very insightful article: https://www.firstpost.com/politics/whos-in-charge-of-congress-for-the-first-time-questions-on-whether-gandhis-will-continue-to-lead-party-arise-6817961.html Ask a worker of either the BJP or the CPM about his ideology. That’s easy. You’ll hear words like ‘Hindu’, ‘national’ ...
by srin
14 Jun 2019 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 271
Views: 64261

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

I hope this gets inducted soon and not be bogged down by "overweight" issues. Advanced artillery gun to be ready for user trial by September India’s first fully integrated Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) will be ready for crucial user (army) trials by early September this year,...
by srin
14 Jun 2019 08:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757651

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

Vivek K wrote:
Is that a typo? One day only?


One lunar day saar, equivalent to some 14 earth days. IIRC, it's because rover is solar powered and can't last the lunar night.
by srin
14 Jun 2019 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 409
Views: 72572

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Article by Unfair. Washington to London: An inside account of how Pakistan’s deep state grooms ISI mouthpieces Worth reading in full. Really lays into Bakistan. Hell hath no fury like Unfair scorned. It is not a coincidence that most of the major think tanks in Washington DC are populated with perso...
by srin
13 Jun 2019 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327449

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Great news. However, they don't mention how many are ordered. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/bharat-dynamics-bags-rs-1188-cr-contract-from-indian-navy/article27898461.ece Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has signed a contract worth of Rs 1,187.82 crore for supply of Heavy Weight Torpedo...
by srin
13 Jun 2019 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://theprint.in/defence/wiser-after-balakot-india-orders-missiles-worth-700-million-from-russia/249553/ After the Balakot strike and the dogfight with the Pakistani air force in February, India is looking to increase its stockpile of missiles with the Modi government ordering weaponry worth abo...
by srin
12 Jun 2019 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2235
Views: 408925

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^^ Thank you, Brar ji. That's good to know. I guess at some point the entire bill of materials will get notified and we'll know exactly what we're purchasing.

Given what you know about these platforms and associated weapons, what are the scenarios under which we may feasibly use them ?
by srin
11 Jun 2019 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2235
Views: 408925

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^^ I don't understand armed versions for either Army or Navy. What would they be armed with (I presume Hellfire) and under what circumstances would we use them ?

I can't imagine they being used in Op Balakot sort of operations (missile range not enough and no air superiority) or in Kargil war.
by srin
11 Jun 2019 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558376

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

Shooklaw blog IAF block on indigenous HTT-40 trainer aircraft keeps door open for Swiss trainers The Indian Air Force has refused to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Hindustan Turbo Trainer - 40 (HTT-40) basic trainer aircraft. An RFP is essential for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to re...
by srin
10 Jun 2019 22:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2496
Views: 456671

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

srin can you please post ur article here..can't read toi from here.. TOI doesn't make it easy to do copy-paste. I finally figured it out: just go to the print version :D Here you go... Sacked J&K Bank chairperson Parvez Ahmad Nengroo is alleged to have sanctioned loans worth hundreds of crores ...
by srin
10 Jun 2019 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

India to buy US Norwegian missile system to shield Delhi Given that this has been doing the rounds for quite a while now, one would have thought that the media at least get the weapon system facts down. This is very much a Norwegian system, and though it utilizes many elements from US Army systems,...
by srin
10 Jun 2019 14:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 409
Views: 72572

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Effect Of 200 Per Cent Customs Duty Imposed Post Pulwama: Imports From Pakistan Decline By Massive 92 Per Cent Imports from Pakistan declined by a massive 92 per cent to $2.84 million in March this year (2019) after India imposed a 200 per cent customs duties on all products following Pulwama terro...
by srin
10 Jun 2019 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558376

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

Didn't know which thread to put this in and didn't want to cause alarm by putting it on Flight safety thread (my heart beat goes up on any post in that thread). Mi-17 crash: IAF probe in final stage, 2 officers likely to face court-martial "The Court of Inquiry helmed by Air Commodore-rank offi...
by srin
10 Jun 2019 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2795
Views: 425398

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

I think this is more to placate US than a real defense, but I guess we need this to keep Trump happy and at the same time we get to use Amraam C-7's https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-to-acquire-us-air-defence-system-for-multi-tier-missile-shield-over-delhi/articleshow/69717946.cms Did...
by srin
10 Jun 2019 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

India to buy US missile system to shield Delhi (sorry - can't quote the article. Site doesn't allow copy-paste). Infographic below. IMO, Multi-layered is a misnomer - it is starting to look like United Nations Air defence system. I'm sure we'll fit in UK and French systems somewhere. https://static...
by srin
10 Jun 2019 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2795
Views: 425398

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^^^ My thoughts on procurement: FDI - I don't buy into the Strategic Partner (SP) idea. It'll get bogged down in corruption/favoritism allegations. Our political climate isn't made for it. - The real TOT is in having lots of Indians with "workex". - I support 100% FDI. All imports are via ...
by srin
10 Jun 2019 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2795
Views: 425398

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

From Shooklaw's blog: Assocham proposes raising defence FDI cap to 51% In 2016, the prevailing 26 per cent cap for foreign direct investment (FDI) in defence was raised to 49 per cent through the automatic route. Further, FDI above 49 per cent became permissible through case-by-case government sanct...
by srin
10 Jun 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623357

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Please go to ~19:00 on the further process that needs to be followed.
by srin
09 Jun 2019 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623357

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

All this Dhruv auto-folding problem is confusing me - didn't HAL demo rotor and tail-boom autofolding in AI 19 ?
by srin
09 Jun 2019 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 165
Views: 20766

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Forgive my naivette and my bluntness, wrt PP's accurate analysis, the most obvious question is: "what's in it for me" ? It didn't change the way I voted, it didn't change the results and I got to see the real results on May 23rd anyway. Who real benefits from the accurate estimation like f...
by srin
08 Jun 2019 08:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2496
Views: 456671

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^^^ Thanks, that was very informative.

I think the following should be on the agenda:
- permanent capital in Jammu ( because)
- Delimitation
- Article 370 and 35A
- NRC exercise
by srin
07 Jun 2019 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300683

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Before you look at An-70 vs A400 vs A330 MRTT vs anything else, it's important to understand the usecases and requirements and only then decide what fits the bill. IMO, a heavy airlifter is going to have moderate use in peace time, very heavy use in war and disaster times. At a minimum, you'd want t...
by srin
07 Jun 2019 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300683

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I think An-70/188 should be considered for joint development with full TOT, an A-400 is a airbus product buying which we will only get aircrafts but no TOT . In the case of An-70 we can negotiate a good deal considering the state of Antonov and Ukraine today What sort of TOT will help us and how ?
by srin
04 Jun 2019 09:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92627

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/ajit-doval-reappointed-as-nsa-given-cabinet-rank-5762358/ Ajit Doval reappointed as NSA for five years, given cabinet rank its a protocol thing for the babucrats to talk to him. Funny thing is that just a day before one of the DDM had said that Amit Shah has ...
by srin
03 Jun 2019 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642600

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Are fighter R/T comms conducted in the clear ? I thought they are encrypted.

I can somewhat understand commercial aviation airband traffic being in the clear, but I'm surprised that AF comms are also in clear that Pakis can decode it.
by srin
02 Jun 2019 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 14166

Re: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2019/jun/02/hal-confident-of-getting-its-jet-trainer-project-out-of-spin-1984887.html Given the delays and failure to clear spin tests -- which is a critical feature in a jet trainer -- the IAF had told HAL to junk the project. “During the meeting in...
by srin
02 Jun 2019 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

WTH ? https://www.news18.com/news/india/centre-issues-clarification-on-draft-education-plan-as-stalin-says-no-space-for-hindi-in-blood-of-tamilians-2168551.html The clarification came after political parties in Tamil Nadu, including the DMK, strongly opposed the three language formula's continuation...
by srin
01 Jun 2019 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92627

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Apologies for posting Coupta content, but I found this analysis surprisingly pretty okay (except for JNU reference).
by srin
31 May 2019 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92627

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Picklu wrote:Raskhak's should check the academic qualification of NS before doubting her credentials in Finmin.

With NS and Jaishankar, there are 2 JNU alumni in CCS :eek: :rotfl:


For those too troubled to lookup, NSR has Bachelors and Masters in Economics and Phd in something trade related.
by srin
31 May 2019 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92627

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Out of curiosity, did Jayant Sinha fall out of favor because of his own doing or foul mouth Y Sinha, or perhaps perception on too much western soft corner (20+ year residence in khan land)? He was throwing tantrums even in beginning of Shri Parrikar's time iirc it was regarding Berretta rifle selec...
by srin
30 May 2019 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92627

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Kakkaji wrote:VK Singh has taken oath

TOI is running a good live commentary



Thanks for the correction. Didn't see him in the minister area.
by srin
30 May 2019 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92627

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

No Suresh Prabhu or Rajyavardhan Rathore or Gen VK Singhor Jayant Sinha

Updated after below post.
by srin
30 May 2019 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92627

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Rahul M wrote:
gauravsh wrote:S Jaishankar joining the cabinet. He has a good hand on China.

source ?


Republic TV. Watch live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX9_YKaQC9w

Also, claiming that Amit Shah will be new FM
by srin
30 May 2019 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642600

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

It is hurting our airlines. What are our options for retaliation ? There isn't much traffic in Paki airspace, so retaliation in kind isn't sufficient.
by srin
30 May 2019 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^ Uttam - I'm really worried about. Presuming that 2052 is a done deal with Mk1A and HAL can put it on Mk2/AMCA or any other aircraft also if necessary (vague recollection of RFP from chor gupta site), it means that for Uttam to succeed in our gharki-murgi-dal-barabar environment, it must be signi...
by srin
30 May 2019 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I don't see it as very likely is it that this i-derby ER is cheaper than Astra Mk1. So there will be a sticker shock factor when they consider buying thousands.
by srin
30 May 2019 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327449

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Interview with Adm Sunil Lamba m0Q5ZyITmvE - Scorpene going well - Have submitted IAC2 plan to MoD. (~11:00) - LoA received for naval helo. (~13:00) - AoN received for NUH (~13:00) - Larger numbers of sailors volunteering from Tier-2/3 cities. Online test (~14:00) - After Pulwama, forward deployed s...
by srin
29 May 2019 18:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92627

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Jaitley sir has retired for health reasons, he will be sorely missed! Su Swamy hoping for a ministry SuSwamy is a loose cannon That's an understatement. Please read the following interview and assess his chances for a cabinet berth leave alone FM'ship. https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/subramania...

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