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by VinodTK
12 Jun 2018 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272269

Re: Internal Security Watch

Rajnath Singh reviews PM security in wake of assassination plot NEW DELHI: Union home minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the PM’s security on Monday in the backdrop of a communication between individuals linked to Maoist outfits revealing a plot to assassinate him. Sources told TOI the threat was bein...
by VinodTK
05 Jun 2018 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2480
Views: 400794

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China just showed it has a new 'Dark Sword' fighter jet — and it's a nightmare for the US : : : Justin Bronk, an air combat expert at the Royal United Services Institute, said the Dark Sword "represents a very different design philosophy" than US unmanned combat jet plans. Bronk examined ...
by VinodTK
04 Jun 2018 18:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645594

Re: Small Arms Thread

India Army to cut down order for assault rifles to 250,000 due to budget constraints: Report The Indian Army will place an order for only 250,000 modern assault rifles -- just a third of its total requirement -- driven by budgetary constraints and the need to speed up deliveries, a person with know...
by VinodTK
13 May 2018 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3433
Views: 370913

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

To keep Army 'fighting fit', govt finalises Rs 15,000 crore plan for domestic production of ammunition NEW DELHI: Confronted with crippling operational shortages in ammunition stocks that would not last even 10 days of “intense fighting”, the defence ministry and Army are now finalizing a Rs 15,000...
by VinodTK
13 May 2018 18:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2879
Views: 228851

Re: Indian Roads Thread

For all-year access to Ladakh, PM to flag off work on Zoji La tunnel NEW DELHI: Work on building a road tunnel across the Zoji La Pass, providing the Kashmir Valley with allweather access to Ladkah, a strategically important border region, will begin May 19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is schedule...
by VinodTK
13 May 2018 00:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2431
Views: 277338

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Eye on China: Army and Railways cranking up synergy for swifter mobilisation & operational logistics NEW DELHI: The Army is stepping-up its synergy in operational logistics with the Indian Railways to ensure it can swiftly mobilise as well as switch forces between the western front with Pakista...
by VinodTK
04 May 2018 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645594

Re: Small Arms Thread

The Russian Military Is Getting New Assault Rifles Soon, Russian troops will carry new assault rifles into battle. The AK-12 and AK-15, direct descendants of the world-famous AK-47, are set to replace existing rifles and modernize the Russian military’s arsenal. Russian soldiers currently carry the...
by VinodTK
22 Apr 2018 21:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 254763

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India's Economy On Track To Beat China Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be unpopular among Indian citizens lined up in front of empty ATM machines lately, but his policies seem to have helped the Indian economy regain momentum and be on track to beat China’s economy. On economic growth rates that i...
by VinodTK
17 Apr 2018 19:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 254763

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

From Bloomberg: India May Give Freer Rein to Rupee After Making U.S. FX List India’s addition to the U.S. Treasury’s monitoring list for currency manipulation makes it more likely the Reserve Bank of India will give freer rein to the rupee when it rises against the dollar, analysts say. India incre...
by VinodTK
04 Apr 2018 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701432

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

The russians managed to reverse engineer british engines, the hans managed to reverse engineer the russian engines. : In India, did someone hold a gun to anyone's head?? or did we use the excuse of simply not wanting to piss off the russians by snooping into their technical secrets as a crutch?? : ...
by VinodTK
27 Mar 2018 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 885
Views: 77108

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Cross Posting From: International Aerospace Discussion Trump Defense Budget Gives Boeing's Super Hornet Fighter A Big Boost It seems the U.S. Navy can't get enough of Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters. The sea service is leveraging a big increase in military funding from the Trump adminis...
by VinodTK
27 Mar 2018 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 410
Views: 44407

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Trump Defense Budget Gives Boeing's Super Hornet Fighter A Big Boost It seems the U.S. Navy can't get enough of Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters. The sea service is leveraging a big increase in military funding from the Trump administration to launch a multifaceted modernization of Supe...
by VinodTK
19 Mar 2018 17:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518413

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Indigenous artillery gun passes high-altitude winter test in Sikkim PUNE: The month-long winter trials of the indigenously-developed 155mm/52 calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) have achieved the desired results, an official from the Defence Research and Development Organisation has...
by VinodTK
17 Mar 2018 19:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1656
Views: 213048

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Army sits on Arjun tank order over missile-firing capability https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/03/army-sits-on-arjun-tank-order-over-missile-firing-capability.html There is a bright side to this story, with no money or limited budget the army will have to go for Arjun to replace the ~2000 plus u...
by VinodTK
10 Mar 2018 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 78669

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Source The National Interest: Pakistan Has Just Tested the Ultimate Nuclear Missile Pakistan has tested a ballistic missile with a multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV), the United States confirmed this week. During testimony to Congress outlining worldwide threats on March 6, Ro...
by VinodTK
10 Mar 2018 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2480
Views: 400794

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China's Air Force May Soon Get More Russian Su-35 Fighters Moscow and Beijing may have struck a deal. China's Air Force May Soon Get More Russian Su-35 Fighters Beijing is happy with the speed and quality of first Su-35 delivery, but makes local production prerequisite of more orders Multiple sourc...
by VinodTK
09 Mar 2018 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 512
Views: 61616

Re: Women in Combat

Meet Seema Rao — The Only Woman Commando Trainer Serving Indian Armed Forces For 20 Years On this #WomensDay, the United Nations is emphasizing the need to #PressForProgress. But a woman from Mumbai has been doing just that as well as changing perspectives for the last two decades. Seema Rao, India...
by VinodTK
08 Mar 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518413

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

After failing thrice, Indian Bofors clears internal trials Nagpur: After failing thrice during trials, Dhanush, the Indian 155x45 mm calibre howitzer, based on the Swedish Bofors, has cleared a crucial round of internal tests. It is slated to be sent for further trials with the Army in April. The h...
by VinodTK
06 Mar 2018 15:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1900
Views: 221935

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

shiv wrote:Video - current positions in Doklam


As usual a very good vidio Shiv
by VinodTK
03 Mar 2018 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1900
Views: 221935

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

shiv wrote:My new video

Chinese Navy Access to the Indian Ocean


^^^ Very good video Shiv, thanks for putting it together
by VinodTK
02 Mar 2018 23:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5356
Views: 473512

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Source The Diplomat: Has Russia Lost Patience With India? Russian attempts to punish perceived Indian transgressions could have serious impact on their relationship. First, on February 17, a rebel leader from Balochistan province in Pakistan, who had been residing in exile in Moscow for the last 18...
by VinodTK
02 Mar 2018 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3199
Views: 274468

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

India’s Unique Wound Dressing That Stops Bleeding in Minutes Gets FDA Nod! In a first, an Indian-make haemostatic dressing that stops haemorrhage from actively bleeding vessels within minutes of administering through natural clotting has been approved by US FDA (Federal Drugs Administration). Exten...
by VinodTK
02 Mar 2018 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 212052

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Turkey Is Turning Into the Next Pakistan There isn't much that Turkey's president can do these days to further debase his reputation in the West. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has crushed peaceful protests at home and abroad, closed newspapers, threatened American soldiers, and collectively scapegoated Kurd...
by VinodTK
01 Mar 2018 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2747
Views: 381868

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Source livemint: Tata, Boeing open Apache helicopter unit in Hyderabad Tata Boeing Aerospace facility Hyderabad will produce fuselages for the AH-64 Apache helicopter, making it the sole global producer of the component Hyderabad: Tata Boeing Aerospace Ltd (TBAL), a joint venture between Boeing Co....
by VinodTK
26 Feb 2018 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2480
Views: 400794

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Preparing for a Rematch at the Top of the World

Nice satelit pictures of Indian (Siliguri & Hasimara) and Chinese (Shigatse Peace and Lhasa Gonggar),airbases
by VinodTK
19 Feb 2018 20:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 254763

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

From Reuters: India's Reliance, global tech firms to invest $9.3 billion in industrial area MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Reliance Industries Ltd and global technology companies will invest 600 billion rupees ($9.34 billion) over 10 years to set up an integrated industrial area in the western state of...
by VinodTK
19 Feb 2018 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 767
Views: 72090

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The thing that sticks out to me is US with a deficit of $20 Trillion can spend all that money on upgrading / modernization, why do Indian planners always say there is no money for purchasing capitol assets for the armed forces? Do the people who allocate the budgets lack the importance of national d...
by VinodTK
18 Feb 2018 23:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1900
Views: 221935

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

From The National Intrest: Are China's South China Sea Bases Pointless? China has built some islands in the South China Sea. Can it protect them? During World War II Japan found that control of islands offered some strategic advantages, but not enough to force the United States to reduce each islan...
by VinodTK
18 Feb 2018 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2867
Views: 277774

Re: International Military Discussion

Indonesia inks $1.1 bn deal with Russia to buy 11 jets Indonesia has inked a billion-dollar deal to buy 11 Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia, an official said Saturday. The contract, signed by both countries' representatives in Jakarta on Wednesday, is worth a total $1.14 billion, Indonesia defence min...
by VinodTK
18 Feb 2018 22:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 254763

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^^^^^Wow! One error and we lynch all and sundry? Kill all the business sentiment as you go about it. There was an instrument that was misused. Instead of screaming and ranting, need to FIRST eliminate the loophole discovered. Boss - if India is to survive (and it will way beyond this hiccup), IND...
by VinodTK
18 Feb 2018 21:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 254763

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

NiMo deux? Another PNB-Like Scam? Rotomac Pens Owner 'Flees' After Taking Rs 800 Crore from Govt-run Banks People involved in such activities, that is borrowers, influance peddlers, and the bank officials who over see such shady transactions should be declared as economic terrorists and all such ca...
by VinodTK
18 Feb 2018 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 767
Views: 72090

Re: Understanding the US- Again

From Business Insider: Trump's defense budget is a wishlist for a massive military buildup — these are the planes, ships, and missiles he wants President Donald Trump's fiscal budget request for 2019 includes $686 billion for defense spending. While Trump has pushed for a larger military since he w...
by VinodTK
15 Feb 2018 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701432

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

This event seems to have been done with an eye towards some of the F-414 manufacturing being shifted to India, as part of whatever offsets will be needed if the Tejas Mk2 comes about and uses the F-414. Tata-GE aircraft engine JV order book full for next 5 years HYDERABAD: A joint venture between T...
by VinodTK
10 Feb 2018 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 340955

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Ghar may guss kar maar rahahi our hum :cry:
God why is India's leadership this way?
by VinodTK
09 Feb 2018 01:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518413

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

From Make In India To Making In India: Q And A With Baba Kalyani https://swarajyamag.com/magazine/from-make-in-india-to-making-in-india-q-and-a-with-baba-kalyani Babasaheb Neelkanth Kalyani, chairman and managing director of the Kalyani group, speaks with Swarajya on indigenous defence production, ...
by VinodTK
06 Feb 2018 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3034
Views: 366404

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

From India TV News: ‘15 Pakistani soldiers killed in massive retaliation by Indian Army’ 15 Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory firing by Indian forces along LoC in last two days, according to a senior Army official. According to reports, Pakistan has been taken aback by the massive retal...
by VinodTK
03 Feb 2018 01:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 493795

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

JE Menon wrote:What is the US motivation for this symbolic act? Considering that it might have negative connotations for their own aircraft industry...


What negative connotations? In the past IAF officials flew US aircraft!
It is nuthing more then, let me take your new car for a spin (in my opinion)
by VinodTK
24 Jan 2018 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 209
Views: 19421

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

^^^ If the above seniors play out and the 6 eastern states are lost along with parts of Punjab and and whole of Kashmir; on the human front 500,000 army and para militaty forces will be trapped in Kashmir and god only knows how many troops will be trapped in the 6 eastern states. Option One When wil...
by VinodTK
13 Jan 2018 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 78669

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

From: The national Intrest: China Appears to Have Secretly Sold Pakistan a Large Combat Drone, Says Report China appears to have secretly sold Pakistan a large combat drone, according to new satellite images. This was first pointed out by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College. Citin...

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