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by Tanaji
30 Oct 2020 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3684
Views: 693056

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

Absolutely. Its very simple to comprehend if you think logically and reasonably. The Mi-25/35 with 1000's produced and operated has a well established support base. So even numbers as low as 10 can be maintained and supported. Same with most of the major MMRCA contenders. F-16 for example with 1000...
by Tanaji
30 Oct 2020 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3627
Views: 1087966

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Replying to this post from Rafale thread here: Absolutely. Its very simple to comprehend if you think logically and reasonably. The Mi-25/35 with 1000's produced and operated has a well established support base. So even numbers as low as 10 can be maintained and supported. Same with most of the majo...
by Tanaji
28 Oct 2020 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3684
Views: 693056

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

It is interesting how adding a completely new type of aircraft results in “ Neither maintenance nor logistics will be any problem.” but the moment the LCA has not passed some ICQ milestone it does not get new orders as logistics are a nightmare.
by Tanaji
27 Oct 2020 14:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3174
Views: 559920

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The penetration of UK by Pakistanis seems to be deep and at all levels:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/ ... -ipl-exile

Al Guardian calling for UK to do “something” about lack of Pureistanis in IPL. I wonder if they understand what the “I” in IPL stands for.
by Tanaji
20 Oct 2020 12:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4686
Views: 768701

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

No one in US would have hurt sentiments of islamists. India is par for anything. Watch: Antifa anti-Trump protesters spread Hinduphobia, eat US President’s heart in symbolic ritual while chanting ‘Kali Maa’ https://www.opindia.com/2020/10/antifa-donald-trump-protesters-kali-maa-hinduphobia/ I think...
by Tanaji
17 Oct 2020 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3862
Views: 438146

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

JE Menon wrote:My article on the Paris beheading in Swarajya... Please share it if you find it worthy.

https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/a-beheadi ... end-not-to


The last two paragraphs are the ones that should be required reading for all Indians these days.

Excellent article JEM saar..
by Tanaji
07 Oct 2020 04:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3627
Views: 1087966

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Any article that is manufactured by a reasonably competent engineering firm will have tolerances associated with them. These define all aspects of the article, from physical dimensions to material strengths such as the amount of shear stress and other related forces it must withstand. As far as I kn...
by Tanaji
05 Oct 2020 03:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3174
Views: 559920

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Over 30 feminist groups in the UK, all the Dalit organisations in the UK and many other diaspora organisations, along with MPs John McDonnell, Apsana Begum, Kim Johnson, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, and Paula Barker have written to UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet asking her to Urge Prime Minis...
by Tanaji
26 Sep 2020 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7701
Views: 838849

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

When someone near and dear who is a GP contacted the Chinese virus we were worried. He used to take all the precautions with PPE and yet contracted it. At 70 years and co-morbidities like hypertension and diabetes it was very worrying. Needless to say the infection passed to his wife, son, daughter ...
by Tanaji
26 Sep 2020 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7701
Views: 838849

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Ambar and asgkhan, My sincere condolences to you and your family. Om Shanti for the departed soul.

A lot of us have high risk loved ones and these are trying times...
by Tanaji
14 Aug 2020 04:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4686
Views: 768701

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Another point I have wondered: how is it that Pakistanis have such a disproportionate influence on Democrats in US and Labour in UK? Indians in these countries take pride in the fact that they are one of the highly educated, financially well off and successful minorities in their countries, ahead of...
by Tanaji
14 Aug 2020 04:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4686
Views: 768701

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Few comments because elections matter and are quite important for India-US relations so on-topic. Without doubt. Not only for USA but from what I have seen in the last 40 year, this is true in any other democratic country including India. His (and his enablers) calling COVID hoax has killed about 1...
by Tanaji
29 May 2020 04:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7701
Views: 838849

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Mumbai municipal hospitals have been turning away patients for a week now as there is just not enough space. There are various reasons for this: * The BMC has not started a new hospital in Mumbai limits in the last 50 years (the Sena rules BMC for last 25) * A direct fallout from above is that a lot...
by Tanaji
15 May 2020 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7701
Views: 838849

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

BTW OT, but anyone know if the yak herder and Singha are ok? Dont see them...
by Tanaji
15 May 2020 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 126
Views: 19263

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

This doesn't sound very credible. Reliance has no history of making Telecom equipment. Over the decades in building up its network it has always used imported (mostly Chinese ) equipment. Having not made a single switch, router ,network exchange or even simple connectors the sudden development of 5...
by Tanaji
15 May 2020 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8157
Views: 1084042

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In other news, former Congress Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan has essentially asked for the government to "borrow" Hindu temple gold under the guise of fighting the Covid-19 crisis: https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/chavan-suggests-govt-should-borrow-gold-from-rel...
by Tanaji
26 Apr 2020 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Media role in contempt and derision about India
Replies: 508
Views: 31223

Re: India Media role in contempt and derision about India

Ashokk wrote:

Code: Select all

https://theeasternlink.com/is-india-doomed-anyway

Is India doomed anyway!



I cant believe this passes off as journalism these days. Ashokk is right to put it under the code tag.... a thousand lashes on me for reading the stink pile of an article.
by Tanaji
15 Apr 2020 03:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7701
Views: 838849

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In much of India, summer months are beginning. In Delhi, day time temperatures are reaching 38C and there is enough UV (my guess is between 75-80 W/m^2 UV for at least 3 hours) from sunlight to kill the virus on outdoor surfaces. Spraying and bleaching may not be necessary after the end of this wee...
by Tanaji
14 Apr 2020 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8157
Views: 1084042

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

These guys are probably camping outside the station as the mosque is near by and more importantly Kurla terminus is sort of close. This is where a lot of long distance trains originate or terminate.

Aditya T has already blamed the centre for this
by Tanaji
28 Mar 2020 16:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7701
Views: 838849

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There are multiple videos of peacefuls congregating in large numbers in their markets. One of the many I saw was from Mumbra on outskirts of Mumbai. Two policemen were trying to enforce the curfew, peacefuls gather and beat them up. Similar incidents at many places. I don’t think the lockdown will b...
by Tanaji
28 Mar 2020 00:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7701
Views: 838849

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What is the opinion on the study by John Hopkins CDDEP group that was released on march 24th? Essentially it predicts that a peak will occur in May with 12-25 crore infections, 12-25 lakh hospitalisation but does not talk about deaths. Uses the indiaSIM model as basis. I think this is the same group...
by Tanaji
24 Mar 2020 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7701
Views: 838849

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Where is AmberG and the Yak herder? Miss their posts.

Hope they are alright...
by Tanaji
22 Mar 2020 16:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7701
Views: 838849

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Section 144 is in effect Maharashtra wide

Usual stuff is exempted. Rail and bus traffic suspended inter state
by Tanaji
09 Mar 2020 05:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8157
Views: 1084042

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/delhi-police-is-links-couple-jamia-nagar-caa-protests-6305202/ DCP (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah said Jahanzaib Sami (36) and wife Hina Bashir Beg (39), who belong to Srinagar’s Shivpora, “have links with the Khorasan module of IS (ISKP)”. Police ...
by Tanaji
14 Feb 2020 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8157
Views: 1084042

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ Nothing to mind when the intent is good. Seems to have multiple meaning depending on the context https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E0%A4%86%E0%A4%88%E0%A4%B2%E0%A4%BE but my familiarity was with it general usage as an exclamation. Perhaps time to retire it given its double meaning? it means hai al...
by Tanaji
12 Feb 2020 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8157
Views: 1084042

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak wrote:
RAHUL @brickmetal 8h

Delhi..

BJP lost by less than:
100 votes: 8 Seats
1,000 votes:19 Seats
2,000 votes: 9 Seats
Add this seat won 8
It comes to 44 seat

Think what people do when they don't vote .
or
What u get when voting percentage is low


Chetakji this is fake
by Tanaji
31 Jan 2020 01:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8157
Views: 1084042

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Recently the veteran reporter Bhau Torsekar did a vblog on our Sanjay Raut. Sanjay Raut takes great pride in claiming that he came up from the street, and was a "crime reporter" in the Shiv Sena run daily "Saamna". (Incidentally Bhau Torsekar was a reporter in the earlier Shiv Se...
by Tanaji
31 Jan 2020 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316617

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Have there been any orders for ATAGs? The last I read was this https://idrw.org/kalyani-group-likely-to-bag-chuck-of-orders-for-atags-guns/ Seems to be that between Dhanush, Sharang and M777 orders (the latter not being in the same class), ATAGs seem to be ignored. I read somewhere else that only 2 ...
by Tanaji
26 Jan 2020 15:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8157
Views: 1084042

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Shivsena is approaching the EC as RT has changed his flag to saffron and started using BT’s photos and speeches in party functions.

Delicious. More popcorn please.
by Tanaji
25 Jan 2020 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8157
Views: 1084042

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

After Raj T's challenge for the Sena base ... https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1220882411627536390 ANI @ANI Today in Shiv Sena's mouthpiece Saamana: Pakistani & Bangladeshi Muslims who have entered the country should be thrown out , there is no doubt about it. Odd-Even scheme at work? Saamna (i.e...
by Tanaji
13 Jan 2020 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8157
Views: 1084042

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Meanwhile in a BJP self goal some BJP affiliated authors released a book saying Modi is the modern Shivaji Maharaj and comparing the two. Needless to say more fodder for the Sena gang.
by Tanaji
12 Jan 2020 05:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8157
Views: 1084042

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

On a related note, how does one deal with folks who refuse to listen or wilfully ignore logical arguments that are backed up by facts? Such folks also hold very high standards on the behaviour of their opponent and waste no time in pointing out the shortcomings but wilfully ignore their own. Repeate...
by Tanaji
10 Jan 2020 05:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8157
Views: 1084042

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

My prediction is the next stage in this is the use of deep fakes to make convincingly realistic but utterly false videos. Not one of Modiji himself, but of second rung leaders saying borderline outrageous and controversial items. The aim here is not what the false content is in itself but to provide...
by Tanaji
10 Jan 2020 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 126
Views: 19263

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

suryag-ji Your earlier comments were right on the money: too much emphasis on being the most technically correct or being correct in classical sense rather than making sense engineering wise. IMHO the horse in the cellular modem/handset space has bolted long ago. We neither have the IP nor the fabs ...
by Tanaji
09 Jan 2020 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8157
Views: 1084042

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://youtu.be/i1_Xbxhnek8 I had asked in the past should BJP start promoting MNS and Raj Thackeray?? RK Sood talking about coming days and changes!! Will this happen given certain red lines for Namo/Shah Can and will they trust him?? Havent seen the video, but Raj Thackrey's son is making his po...
by Tanaji
09 Jan 2020 06:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 930
Views: 184701

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

A tour de force of a press conference by Carlos Ghosn today in Beirut. The first 1 hour is where he gives his presentation and then the remaining is Q&A. He responds to questions in English, French, Arabic and Portuguese!! If his version of events is accurate it portrays the Japanese legal syst...
by Tanaji
09 Jan 2020 06:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8157
Views: 1084042

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In other news, BJP has suffered reverses in district elections in Maharashtra. It lost Zilla Parishad control in a few districts, even though their total tally increased. Not saying this is of national relevance but another data point...
by Tanaji
09 Jan 2020 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3174
Views: 559920

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Harry and Meghan to step back as royals

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51040751

This couple seems to have read the writing on the wall and are disassociating themselves slowly.

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