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by venkat_r
03 Feb 2021 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 7371

Re: Aero India 2021

by venkat_r
26 Jan 2021 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345615

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Yes, it is great to see that passion and the pride this scientist has in Mark 2 8)
by venkat_r
21 Jan 2021 14:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880607

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Rona Dhona on Indian diaspora is somewhat comical here. Not sure if the situation is that bad. Also if India or Indian ( mostly Hindu) community is not able to build a narrative, how can you you blame the next gen kids? They will read what is available, somehow to think that they are stupid or fit f...
by venkat_r
21 Jan 2021 14:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880607

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Sanctions for S400 is not likely, as India has moved way beyond that stage and also after the Nuclear deal, such sanctions are unlikely.

If anything Indian Navy is getting pretty latest US arms P8 I, sea guardians and MH 60 romeos. But it is good to have different sources for engines.
by venkat_r
18 Jan 2021 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5681
Views: 800180

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Well Trump is almost gone and a couple of lame duck days left for now, let’s see how and what GOP does and where do these people go, but it is going to be difficult to predict how and what is believed by the conspiracy theorists. Most of the people are very normal people who are general hard working...
by venkat_r
17 Jan 2021 16:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5681
Views: 800180

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The response to the events is going to be massive and do expect the cases and justice to drag on for some time. Well there are the people on both sides of the spectrum and though everyone has their own opinions, not to their own facts. The fringe and conspiracy theories have to deal with reality at ...
by venkat_r
17 Jan 2021 15:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2377
Views: 609632

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019



Yes case where reality is stranger than fiction and one cannot make stirs stuff up any better. Shows the reality of Pak and its spiral down.
by venkat_r
15 Jan 2021 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116695

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

This picture of the vendors speaks a lot and fantastic! on how many vendors are included and also how focused LCA team is in identifying and managing the supply chain. This is really great news, and start of great era coming up for Indian Aviation industry aswell and along with missile and radar tec...
by venkat_r
14 Jan 2021 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116695

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Very big day for Indian Aviation , very happy to see this in our lifetime and dream come true for many - kudos for all the people who made this happen.
by venkat_r
27 Dec 2020 13:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215564

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

Did Obama administration sty to stop any deals or did it nothing any new engine deals with India? Looking for any similarities but assuming that this should be less of an issue.
by venkat_r
15 Dec 2020 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221019

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Thank you Andy and hnair sirs, I heard the reason PAF even attempted the raid was their thinking that they out ranged IAFs BVR missiles, but makes sense that they should have learned their lesson. Also, 110 I believed was the max range and at a medium altitude the range is going to be less and the e...
by venkat_r
15 Dec 2020 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221019

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018



Worth every penny spent on it, is there an Indian program to develop a air to ground missile like Spice?
by venkat_r
15 Dec 2020 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221019

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Mugambo Khush huwa.. very happy to see the news and timeline about Astra Mark2.

Some gurus have to correct me, I think Astra 1 does not give us the edge over Pakistan, but Astra 2 does in terms of reach compared to the missiles in their inventory
by venkat_r
26 Nov 2020 01:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: RCEP and global economic forums
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

RCEP and global economic forums

Starting a thread to understand RCEP and different thoughts around it. There seems to be consensus across political lines about RCEP though India prefers to engage with countries directly one on one than in a grouping. Almost all the economic forums have or will have political influence and bring wi...
by venkat_r
25 Nov 2020 14:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1993
Views: 295553

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

Any of the antics done by KCR and Owaisi are going to help BJP especially in the GHMC. BJP enjoyed a good support for decades, and it was overshadowed by whipping of Telangana sentiments, but now that it has been over 7 years, it is wearing off. KCR had been watching and warded off TDP and INC, but ...
by venkat_r
25 Nov 2020 14:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33344

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

I really hope that their roles provide closer and better deals with India and not just for their adopted country. spot on, we have desi like pramila jayapal in democrats who attack India, asks India not to be xenophobic, passes anti CAA comments. Desi in high position in videsh is only welcome if t...
by venkat_r
23 Nov 2020 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33344

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Some Zakaria thoughts, well.. for what it’s worth



by venkat_r
13 Nov 2020 03:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33344

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

I've been watching him since 1988. Biden's has conspired with EJ Republicans, RINOs and leftists against India. He may appear as centrist to Americans, but he is not a Dem pre-disposed for India's rise. Obama didn't have hate in his heart for India, he may have been on the wrong side of issues init...
by venkat_r
13 Nov 2020 00:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33344

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Well you are entitled to your opinions and your predictions!

Your heart seems to be in the right place - looking out for India’s interests, would only suggest to read up or watch some of his background with open mind, always good to learn about other side of the coin.
by venkat_r
12 Nov 2020 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33344

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

From the pix, I see an affectionate grandfather. Perhaps what is alleged is in the eyes of the beholder? Very right, just because to compare, people compare Trump and Biden and often have no clue of the long and extended career and what he has accomplished career Biden had. They cannot even be comp...
by venkat_r
12 Nov 2020 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33344

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Well, Biden is the next president elect. I see the conspiracy theories and the Trump fetish running deep here, but the universe and the “Establishment” did not do all that American elections to destabilize India or god forbid to Modi, can we get off this train and focus on what’s next? Urban Naxals ...
by venkat_r
11 Nov 2020 14:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33344

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Their thoughts more about Indian Americans, and some about India
https://youtu.be/V_DdgijvTCE
by venkat_r
11 Nov 2020 14:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33344

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

My initial thoughts were that it is going to be ok for India, but after reading this full thread have few different thoughts Trump was good and had good personal relationship with Modi, but he did extract the pound of flesh with the military deals. It definitely is not going to be the same. Democrat...
by venkat_r
08 Oct 2020 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2477
Views: 569447

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215564

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: 5266
Views: 1128985

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: 1993
Views: 295553

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: 1993
Views: 295553

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: 1993
Views: 295553

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: 1993
Views: 295553

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: 1993
Views: 295553

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: 538
Views: 154889

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: 600945

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: 3762
Views: 738184

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: 538
Views: 154889

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: 5370
Views: 1205151

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: 5309
Views: 1347220

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: 5370
Views: 1205151

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215564

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. ...

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