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by Austin
19 Jun 2018 13:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 904
Views: 77933

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Maldives sets deadline for India on taking back helicopters

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/m ... 138256.ece
by Austin
19 Jun 2018 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5348
Views: 468946

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India Today: The sanctions shadow Sandeep Unnithan When foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman travel to Washington next month for the first of the annual '2+2' strategic dialogue with their respective US counterparts Mike Pompeo and Jim Mattis, they will have Russia...
by Austin
19 Jun 2018 10:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1036
Views: 89073

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

US Futures Plunge After Trump Calls For $200BN More In Chinese Tariffs, Beijing Vows To "Hit Back" https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-18/us-futures-plunge-after-trump-calls-200-billion-more-tariffs-china Update 2:China has just made it clear that the relentless tit-for-tat trade war es...
by Austin
19 Jun 2018 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 96
Views: 6679

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

India Today: The sanctions shadow Sandeep Unnithan When foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman travel to Washington next month for the first of the annual '2+2' strategic dialogue with their respective US counterparts Mike Pompeo and Jim Mattis, they will have Russia...
by Austin
19 Jun 2018 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 96
Views: 6679

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

US Senate blocks F-35 sales to Turkey A bipartisan clause added to the National Defense Authorisation Act — which was passed by the Senate on Monday evening by a vote of 85 to 10 — would prohibit the transfer of F-35s to Turkey until the secretary of defence submits a plan to remove Turkey from par...
by Austin
18 Jun 2018 18:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1403
Views: 171977

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

It is funny because all that 2MMBPD could not prevent crude rising to above $70 isnt it and that happend when OPEC/Russia decided to cut production till market demand supply stabalises ! If Shale had such sway in the market we would have seen Oil at $40 today and if OPEC cut it Shale would have incr...
by Austin
17 Jun 2018 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 96
Views: 6679

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

US-Turkey row: American lawmakers urge Mattis to immediately halt ‘inconceivable’ sale of F-35s https://www.rt.com/usa/429999-f35-turkey-russia-ban/ a group of 44 Congressmen has written a letter to Mattis outlining how “inconceivable” it would be to sell the jets to its NATO ally. Our concern abou...
by Austin
17 Jun 2018 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 96
Views: 6679

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Well put Rakesh , Indeed the more US arms we buy over a period of time eventually they will have move control over us to infulence our foreign policy and greater penetration inside our Military Estb across the board. All you need to be is on the wrong side of US foreign or economic policy to get san...
by Austin
17 Jun 2018 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4604
Views: 261000

Re: Deterrence

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HOW PAKISTAN GOT ITS BOMB WITH US STATE DPEARTMENT CONNIVANCE.
I speak with some prior knowledge. RAW mostly slept it out while Pakistan clandestinely went about its nuclear...

A CIA agent, North Korea and Pak. bomb
by Austin
17 Jun 2018 12:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 308
Views: 74651

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

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HOW PAKISTAN GOT ITS BOMB WITH US STATE DPEARTMENT CONNIVANCE.
I speak with some prior knowledge. RAW mostly slept it out while Pakistan clandestinely went about its nuclear...

A CIA agent, North Korea and Pak. bomb
by Austin
17 Jun 2018 10:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1837
Views: 307549

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

Indeed such major overhaul of ADGES has not happend since 80's , THis is building a new system virtually from scratch and qualitatively it would be in a league of its own even when compared to the world.
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 22:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1403
Views: 171977

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Cant help if you are dellusional and you can believe all that you may about US Shale but there is nothing yet on stastics to prove it , If OPEC and Russia wants it can dominate the Energy market at the price they want shale or not that is the reason the agreement brought the price to above $70 from ...
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 20:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1571
Views: 225492

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Tariff hike: India proposes to raise customs duty on 30 US products

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/bus ... 612403.cms
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 20:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1036
Views: 89073

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

China Imposes 25% Retaliatory Import Tariffs on 659 US Goods Worth $50 Bln

https://sputniknews.com/business/201806 ... a-tariffs/
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11357
Views: 648408

Re: Levant crisis - III

Read the interview in full , throw up a lot on the thought process by Syria President Assad: Damascus to Agree with Iranian Military Bases in Syria If Asked by Tehran http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970324000456 TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad underlined that his country wou...
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3449
Views: 415346

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

More like to keep the Army happy and let them stop cribbing of them not having attack chopper like Apache but IAF has it.

This is a known turf war between both , IAF does not want to give it up while IA does not want any subordination with IAF and needs its independence.
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11357
Views: 648408

Re: Levant crisis - III

US Preparing Chemical False Flag Attack at al-Tanf – Damascus Source https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201806161065467066-al-tanf-chemical-provocation-prep-reports/ Syrian Human Rights Network head Ahmad Kazem has told Sputnik that US intelligence was preparing a provocation involving chemical weap...
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 18:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1403
Views: 171977

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

You just keep making claims out of thin air , Here is US energy secretary words on US shale U.S. tells Russia, Saudi shale oil won't be oil market 'spoiler' U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry told oil super-powers Russia and Saudi Arabia he believed U.S. shale oil boom would not become a spoiler for o...
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1347
Views: 155499

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/russias-2-6-billion-jet-engine-made-using-additive-manufacturing-132239/ RUSSIA’S $2.6 BILLION JET ENGINE TO BE MADE USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING BEAU JACKSON APRIL 17TH 2018 - 3:10PM The Aviadvigatel PD-35 is Russia’s next generation airline jet engine. With a pr...
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702107

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Building-block air defence [ES18D3] IAI has launched a modular air defence system that draws on its experience with the Barak missile family. Known as Barak-MX, the new system takes a modular and scalable approach, linking sensors, launchers and effectors into a system that can be tailored and size...
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 96
Views: 6679

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

The congress men are just bombastic , How does using S-400 compromise F-35 technology is beyond words the Russian would then claim using F-35 would compromise S-400 technology ! Would India using S-400 compromise French Rafale technology or vice verse ? They dont want Turkey to purchase any Non-Nato...
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3083
Views: 369816

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

The £6 billion Royal Navy fleet that hardly ever went to sea: Warships that can't sail in the heat spent 80 per cent of the year in dock The British Royal Navy's six Type 45 £1 billion destroyers barely ever leave their docks HMS Dauntless and HMS Defender, spent no time at sea during 2017 despite ...
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 10:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4034
Views: 176369

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Russia dumps half of its US Treasury bonds Russia has held a major selloff of US Treasury bonds, dumping some $47bn-worth of papers and momentarily dropping six places on a list of major foreign holders of US securities, recently released statistics for April have shown. In just one month, Russia p...
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 10:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4034
Views: 176369

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

G-7 has been irrelavant for quite some time now but more so with emerging economy china and India outclassing most G 7 countries in PPP GDP
by Austin
16 Jun 2018 08:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1036
Views: 89073

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

US will also impose tariffs Barrie’s on india on some or other ground indeed it has done so.

US wants all manufacturing to come back in their own country
by Austin
15 Jun 2018 23:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1036
Views: 89073

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Why China 'holds all the aces' in a full-blown US-China trade war

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/15/why-chi ... e-war.html
by Austin
15 Jun 2018 18:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1036
Views: 89073

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Trump slaps China with $50 billion in trade tariffs on imports :lol:

https://www.rt.com/business/429851-trum ... g-with-50/
by Austin
15 Jun 2018 18:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 8555

Re: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion

There is a difference between oil reserves and what is ex tractable , US Shales has been loss making since its inception only survived because of low interest rates credit available , that is all set to change with Fed rising interest rates. Shale is a serious environment issue for US that has cause...
by Austin
15 Jun 2018 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4716
Views: 715127

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

If you split the order then it will get costly for the MOD because they must have gone via L1 process , if there are dozens of ships to be built then it makes sense to split but for small numbers it gets costly. Even the pvt players wont be keen if they see little profit coming from such splitting o...
by Austin
15 Jun 2018 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248525

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

The UPA government neglected all aspect of Defence procurment and maintenance and same goes for indiginous program like LCA , its only when Parrikar came in the picture that he fixed these and other issues. It was more about Parrikars understanding of the problem and his willingness to fix was the k...
by Austin
15 Jun 2018 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248525

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

Who says our over all fleet is langushing at 46 % ? And Servicibility costs money in terms of OPEX if IAF over all fleet achieves even 70 % servicibility then it will go bankrupt maintaining such a huge fleet at high operational levels Servicibility is bumped up during cricitical moments like Gagan ...
by Austin
15 Jun 2018 11:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4716
Views: 715127

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Corporates fight , Shape of things to come ?

Corporate war stalls Indian Navy’s Rs 20,000 crore project

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 594875.cms
by Austin
15 Jun 2018 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4716
Views: 715127

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/status/1006428596020207618 --> INS Sindhukesari after its refit at Severodvinsk. Next to it (at right) is INS Sindhuraj which is undergoing her refit. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfeNcqEUcAETlQi.jpg:large Very interesting picture the cut out from Sindhuraj indica...
by Austin
15 Jun 2018 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702107

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Pratyush wrote:
JayS wrote:
SPYDER name ks derivative of PYthon and DERby.



S is for surface.

PY is for python.

DER is for derby.


Earlier they did similar SHORAD for AMRAAM and Mica missile too
by Austin
15 Jun 2018 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702107

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

AFAIK , The Smerch are manufactured in India under JV between OFB and Splav , 4or 5 types for Smerch rocket are made and this JV was done during UPA era this is from memory the platform though it carries is India TATA truck iirc
by Austin
15 Jun 2018 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702107

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

JayS wrote:
Austin wrote:IF I am not wrong Spyder has both Python-5 and Derby system , Hopefylly we can have Astra in similar configuration for SHORAD role


SPYDER name ks derivative of PYthon and DERby.


Good catch , drdo should buid it’s own spyder derivative via Astra , the latter has longer legs then derby
by Austin
15 Jun 2018 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248525

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

what are Russian service rates in Syrian deployment. They have flown gagan shakti level of sorties from their Su-25/30/34/35 for almost 3 years now. That tells one that problem is not so much in the platforms but spares availability in time. Since russians are manning the show in syria and their pr...
by Austin
15 Jun 2018 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248525

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

That is a fair assessment, IAF would not buy so many if it wasn’t a potent aircraft. Just checked IL76 and Il 78 serviceability rates- Between 2011 and 2016 Il 76 - 38% Il 78 - 49% The CAG reports also states that HAL offered to HAL PBL type arrangement to improve serviceability but IAF did not rep...

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