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by venkat_r
08 Oct 2020 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2388
Views: 510514

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

We need around 200 of these Desi UAVs in the force, So in that regard happy with MQ-9 purchase as that will set the bench mark and our forces will ask for all the bells and whistles for the platforms in the future. US has been developing and upgrading the command and controls and have a whole genera...
by venkat_r
09 Apr 2020 16:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081981

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

It is very heartening to see the HAL team both young and old, men and women and their passion and the pride that they have on the birds that they are producing. Very impressive!! Rolled out the first bird in 13 to 14 months of signing shows that HAL team is beating records and not lagging behind, bu...
by venkat_r
23 Mar 2020 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042658

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Doesn't something in you guys die when 1 billion is made ready for 6 Apaches. But no money is made available for 15 LCHs that HAL could be producing from 2 years back ? 1 Billion!! Yes it does pain to see this attitude towards indigenous products - especially in this case as IMHO army could have be...
by venkat_r
29 Nov 2019 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 231819

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

Yeah right, you have nothing but regurgitating the silly arguments that few BJP hard core has been saying, what do you think people of AP are dumb that BJP has done so much for them and the ungrateful people did not vote for Mahan BJP? Few central institutions, that too less that what was written in...
by venkat_r
29 Nov 2019 03:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 231819

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

No. Balancing licking, anti-licking, and non-licking to understand any hidden alignments after political moves in MH. So what is your take on what is going on between CBN/TDP and Amit Shah/BJP ? BJP is going to have a tough time in southern states no matter how much in denial some of the people are...
by venkat_r
29 Nov 2019 03:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 231819

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

Licking started :rotfl: N Chandrababu Naidu @ncbn Dear Sri @AmitShahJi, truly appreciate your esteemed office’s quick redressal of the issue related to Amaravati not being mentioned on India’s map. You have endeared yourself to Telugu people by taking this step. Unbelievable huh! Seems like persona...
by venkat_r
19 Nov 2019 08:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 231819

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

Such activities are done when there is no powerful party identified with Hindus available to take advantage for the situation. Further, the era of social media etc changed the situation. Most of the parties mentioned above lost very badly once there is Hindu consolidation. The problem with AP is BJ...
by venkat_r
15 Nov 2019 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 231819

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

The point is not what Jagan is doing, because even not-brightest-bulb could have predicted what was going to happen. The question is what are AP folks doing or going to do about this? How are they going to respond. Well people of AP had already voted, and comprehensively too = what else does anyone...
by venkat_r
14 Nov 2019 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 117390

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Yes would like to think of that as MK3 version around 2032 to 2035 with the same 110 KN engine, easier to maintain and possibly having all the gadgets and tech from AMCA and also potentially an unmanned, it is a bit too far for now but definitely a possibility for having 5-6 squadrons to fill up the...
by venkat_r
10 Nov 2019 05:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 569583

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Yes the rules are clear and the fact that Aatish did fraud by not disclosing is evident and now he is trying to give it cover by blaming the Indian Govt or directly Modi, let’s call him for what he is
by venkat_r
29 Oct 2019 12:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685230

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Getting the timing of the visit might have been more important as a much publicized in advance and long awaited one would have invited some sort of Pak response with some terror attacks. Heartburn in Indian opposition and others might be from the fact that Indian MPs should be invited in a similar f...
by venkat_r
29 Oct 2019 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 117390

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

If India can get the GE 414 engines made locally in India, then that would be a good feat in itself, not sure if GEbwould agree to produce around 200 + 50 for AMCA engines if that is lucrative enough for a local manufacturer of engines with a possibility of producing more. Meanwhile GTRE can come up...
by venkat_r
27 Oct 2019 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1139223

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE says, “If you could make something with 60 people in a garage, GE shouldn’t be doing it. But if you make a jet engine, there’s only like one and a half people in the world that can make a jet engine. And we are really good at that. If you want to compete with that, you’ve...
by venkat_r
24 Oct 2019 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213005

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

Yup because of Mig 29 and r-77 combo, TSPAF decided to skip Kargil (winning without firing a single shot, intimidation was this high) Not a rhetorical question, but that question is in my mind - why did this not work this time in Feb? Is it because PAF got the AIM120 later or Their tactics were to ...
by venkat_r
22 Oct 2019 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1139223

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Do not think in India any govt or private companies are at a stage to have any competition. India has to follow what US did, create a local base first. US invested in 2to 3 companies by giving TOT to make engines. HAL/DRDO/GTRE can give the existing simple engines to be manufactured by private compa...
by venkat_r
22 Oct 2019 06:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081981

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

When more than 50% of your combat fleet is flying with an American engine, how independent can India really be? It is not the sanctions that is worrisome, but the lack of independence. Lack of independence comes from continually purchasing foreign weapon systems. Be it French, Russian or American. ...
by venkat_r
20 Oct 2019 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 117390

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Manned stealth fighters may well be on the way out. The actual data would lead one to a totally different conclusion. Here's a chart I've compiled based on Data obtained from open source and Jane's annual forecast from their most recent briefing.. https://i.postimg.cc/1zP7wJ27/VLO-Fighter-Prolifera...
by venkat_r
15 Oct 2019 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081981

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

Sounds more like the case of once bitten twice shy, but India has been exposed to the sanctions a lot more than just engines. I think GOI does not fear the sanctions the same way anymore, but no harm in discussion. As far as engine development is concerned, we need a much comprehensive development p...
by venkat_r
10 Oct 2019 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081981

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

We have to get the LCA mk1 order and testing complete on time Then ir is the integration of Astra1 and 2 with LCA and other fighter jets and then getting FOC on LCA MK2 in that order, if we can achieve this in the next 6 to 7 years, then that would bring in enough numbers to keep IAF potent along wi...
by venkat_r
05 Oct 2019 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685230

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Very interesting to see the diplomatic dance by Pakistan and India and other countries involved, India with its institutional strength and the strong leadership and bureaucrats and career diplomats is leagues ahead of Pakistan which generally depends on its top leaders and their personal relationshi...
by venkat_r
18 Sep 2019 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 569583

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Yes UN resolutions and plebiscite would be moot at that point. Also the focus should be on breaking Pakistan into smaller entities and India taking over POK, other pieces would either be independent or join other neighbors- so Pakistan as we know it would not exist. For now the policy should be to k...
by venkat_r
06 Sep 2019 14:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685230

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Though going off topic about Afg in this thread India generally does not use Military unless there are objectives or outcomes clearly defined, and putting Indian Army in Afg currently does not have an objective It is one thing to have trainers and advisors in Afg and have civilian relations helping ...
by venkat_r
06 Sep 2019 13:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685230

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

X Posted on the Terroristan Thread UAE had told Pakistan IHK not Muslim Ummah issue ISLAMABAD: UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan had said that Pakistan and India should not make the Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) an issue of the...
by venkat_r
31 Aug 2019 02:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 569583

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

4RHwsX6DayI About 20 years ago remember reading an article that this is a standard practice for the believers against minorities in Pakistan - hope India govt and other religious orgs in India can pursue these cases and highlight the plight, hopefully can restrict further cases and also help these ...
by venkat_r
31 Aug 2019 01:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685230

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Well, it will not provide a route to Afghanistan, but it will remove Pakis having a shared border with the Chinese and it surely will open up another front to threaten the illegal Chinese road in Aksai Chin. So surely Chinese will not like it to be part of India. Yes cutting off Chinese and Paki li...
by venkat_r
30 Aug 2019 23:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685230

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Not sure how much, but this is news in the right direction



50 K jobs
4 medical colleges
New reservations for parliamentary seats
.. more to come I guess
by venkat_r
29 Aug 2019 00:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685230

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Another hitjob article by Bezos owned WaPoo India must stop weaponizing the pain of Kashmiri Pandits written by a bleeding heart pandit, born and raised american, because her grandparents got kicked out by KMs from the valley. irony died many deaths today. We need to counter propagandus Indeed - we...
by venkat_r
27 Aug 2019 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685230

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

It is amazing how beautiful are the surroundings and how normal the life is in Kashmir

https://youtu.be/U24E_aPR3JU

How a normal reporting can look like
by venkat_r
27 Aug 2019 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685230

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Development has been next to nothing in all these years with 370

https://youtu.be/SKotys1LzKM
by venkat_r
24 Aug 2019 02:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685230

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The two articles are great and also good read are some more articles written by the same authors. https://www.thequint.com/voices/opinion/kashmir-after-burhan-wani-pdp-bjp-split-militancy-anti-terror-security-operations Lot of the local happenings make sense now, and also give a better idea of what’...
by venkat_r
19 Aug 2019 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 569583

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

His latest analysis on the recent double meltdown of Imran Niazi

https://youtu.be/PE4pKlXgJEY
by venkat_r
17 Aug 2019 01:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685230

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

LovedIndia’s reply at UN - it was more of a time pass and also to know who stands where.

Is there a link to US’s stand? It’s time to put them in their place, let’s divide and rule, time tighten the bolts on UK and China.
by venkat_r
09 Aug 2019 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 569583

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Yes not only was it important for them in that regard, as LOC converts to IB, this acceptance also poses an existential question to Pakistani, their entire existence is going to be questioned now and so I am surprised that they did not react well initially, I think they were confused as to what this...
by venkat_r
06 Aug 2019 10:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 81026

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

By and larg there seems to be no opposition to the move, and seems like there is a plenty of support. The people who oppose are also on non-issue topics, like house arrest and break the promise etc.. which are non entities to begin with, just give it couple of weeks for everyone to fall in line. Leg...
by venkat_r
05 Aug 2019 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 659139

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Well, this is the time to talk about 35A and 370and trifurcation, and not about elimination of any “snakes” though I do not agree with their statements and hate some of their stances, I think it is self made as the above articles helped create atmosphere, and they are politicians and once the decisi...
by venkat_r
05 Aug 2019 09:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 659139

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

At this point any movement away from status quo is good movement. Till now Modi govt has been able to show that they are able to take new and bold steps with respect to Kashmir and especially dealing with Pakistan, it is time that they take at least some steps, GOI has never had it so good, majority...
by venkat_r
02 Apr 2019 10:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 657872

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Negi-ji, please don't compare CBN and SMK, especially with monikers like "best CM", etc. :lol:. Light years' difference. I am yet to see a KA CM with a vision for BLR, let alone for the state. Similarly, there is no comparison between infra in BLR and HYD, the latter is streets ahead with...
by venkat_r
01 Apr 2019 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 657872

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

naidu's son has now entered politics. naidu has no principles , will work with whatever or whoever gives him power. instead of his perennial refrain for a 'special pkg' why cant he leverage the huge telugu diaspora and get a few things done? if he is really that good, the diaspora would believe his...
by venkat_r
01 Apr 2019 00:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 657872

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Industries in the neighboring states of MAH, KAR and TN will be badly affected by the demanded concessions that are being claimed by the naidu. naidu had betrayed ABA earlier and backstabbed him while garnering huge and largely unaccounted funds from the center. Where did that money go?? Let naidu ...

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