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by arshyam
22 Apr 2019 10:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5389
Views: 429081

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^ Couldn't we use Navic for this? This ADS-B seems to be another GPS in the making...
by arshyam
22 Apr 2019 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3987
Views: 242547

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Who in SL benefits from these attacks, politically? That might help us understand the "why" part. The Christchurch attack could be a catalyst, but its SL connection is not that clear.
by arshyam
21 Apr 2019 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262809

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Maybe change the state yards into a landlord model? Eg: lease specific docks for private players for a specific time of project ? There is no way the unions will allow it. There are tried and tested methods like "job action", to slow down production in such circumstances. Private players ...
by arshyam
21 Apr 2019 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262809

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The private sector has been given more than a chance, but in traditional Indian business style, they roll around money into their other civilian side businesses and was sometimes unable to raise capital for quick turnarounds for sub-contracts. Result is navy getting jittery and encasing bank guaran...
by arshyam
21 Apr 2019 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 412
Views: 38445

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

Nice, clean lines...

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by arshyam
21 Apr 2019 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 412
Views: 38445

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

3 done, 4 more to go. Time to have Kattupalli move up the value chain and build Naval corvettes and the like? Compared to Pipavav, which has been struggling with the equivalent (by size) OPVs for the Navy, Kattupalli has demonstrated good capability. GSL would of course vociferously object, but thes...
by arshyam
21 Apr 2019 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262809

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Our Rajputs are getting to be long in the tooth, so these additional ships will help replacing them. P-18 can come as an entirely new capability, methinks.
by arshyam
21 Apr 2019 16:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262809

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Karthik S wrote:Rumors around that next version is P-18. But don't think even design is finalized yet.

All the more reason to order a 4xP-15C, so the line is kept humming. Given the slow build times, and no forward movement in indigenous turbine tech, better to keep the pipeline going.
by arshyam
21 Apr 2019 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262809

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

3rd out of 4 P-15B launched, only one more to go. Time to place an order for P-15C? That will ensure we keep adding destroyers at a regular, albeit slow clip, and not to mention, it will also keep the shop floor busy. Will avoid the rather long gap seen between P-15A and P-15B ships.
by arshyam
21 Apr 2019 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262809

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

So this is not following the modular construction process?
by arshyam
18 Apr 2019 08:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Reporting brisk polling from south BLR. But no party types seen near my booth. Just as well, I guess. Hopefully yesterday's rains will ensure a pleasant day and turnout will end up higher than the usually abysmal 40%. Canvassing-wise, BJP people had come to my apt twice, and were generally doing doo...
by arshyam
17 Apr 2019 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262809

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

chola wrote:
arshyam wrote:He is trying to live up to his handle onlee... :mrgreen:


Would have been more appropriate had it been the INS Chennai!

OT, but I meant the king that commanded and wielded one of the largest naval forces in history, Rajendra Chola.
by arshyam
16 Apr 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262809

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

He is trying to live up to his handle onlee... :mrgreen:
by arshyam
15 Apr 2019 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Modi should learn Tamil (and perhaps Malayalam) for next elections. Kannada also? Or hey wait, why don't the Tamils living in Bangalore learn Kannada first? Er, maybe because most people in Bangalore don't speak Kannada? (It's the sad reality - ask any BMTC bus conductor especially in the posh 'IT'...
by arshyam
15 Apr 2019 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

12. Third and Fourth lines between MAS central and Kazipet, many videos posted on IR thread about the speed of earthworks. Arshyam could fill in the details between Tiruvottiyur and Paunch city, Tondiarpet( Me just joking I know the origin but Paunch city sounds nicer, Thondi) The 3rd and 4th track...
by arshyam
15 Apr 2019 06:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

^^ Let's see saar. Anti-Hindu agitations will only polarize in the current climate. There is not much of an anti-Hindi issue and even if manufactured, will appear a bit contrived given 3 days left for the election. Modi is careful to speak in English these days when campaigning in the south for thi...
by arshyam
14 Apr 2019 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Shyam, I saw your post in some thread here or in SSC about various projects Modi govt undertook in TN, would it be possible for you to re-post or re-consolidate here. There are handful of dharmics in my circle brainwashed by TN memes media who can be persuaded to look at the correct picture. Having...
by arshyam
14 Apr 2019 19:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

^^ Let's see saar. Anti-Hindu agitations will only polarize in the current climate. There is not much of an anti-Hindi issue and even if manufactured, will appear a bit contrived given 3 days left for the election. Modi is careful to speak in English these days when campaigning in the south for this...
by arshyam
14 Apr 2019 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

TTV being sidelined is a good thing. They had become a mafia and wouldn't have been necessarily amenable to nationalist forces - money and power was their focus. Whether the public agree with that or not remains to be seen. I hope they do. Btw, @Karthik S, by GS are you referring to the auditor and ...
by arshyam
14 Apr 2019 18:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

One thing I find is that common man has more appreciation of Modi in TN than the educated classes and youngsters who are swayed by the meme factories I have heard this from multiple people over the past few weeks. That's why I feel a bit more optimistic. Most of the so-called educated types won't s...
by arshyam
14 Apr 2019 16:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

rhytha, Polimer seems okay too, just for news reporting, at least. Not sure who owns it though. Everyone has a channel :)
by arshyam
14 Apr 2019 16:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Sridhar K sir, what I posted is based on my info. Tughlak of course is more credible.

SR Raja may not have the appeal he might have in Tambaram. Let's see.
by arshyam
14 Apr 2019 14:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Thoothukudi will be an interesting fight. Tamilisai of BJP vs Kanimozhi of DMK will play out here, and caste equations will come into play. Tamilisai will do okay, but Kanimozhi being Karunanidhi's daughter, the DMK will put up a tough fight. Both being Nadars, community support would be crucial. S...
by arshyam
14 Apr 2019 12:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

In TN, is there an anti-incumbency against AIADMK? Is Jayalalitha's fan-following still with AIADMK, or have her successors squandered her goodwill among her voters? Anti-incumbency is not much. The EPS-OPS combine has mostly worked, to everybody's surprise. Having said that, the Jaya factor will n...
by arshyam
14 Apr 2019 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

A lot of friends and family from Chattisgarh told me that Raman Singh admin has made life much better for the average person. However after 15 years of BJP rule, enthu of even his supporters had died down a bit plus a lot of people felt that BJP had become arrogant (whatever that means). There is p...
by arshyam
10 Apr 2019 11:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538687

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Plus isn't there some US law automatically stopping (some kind of, not sure if it applied only to CSF) aid if the civilian govt is overthrown? Given their straitened circumstances, I don't think they'd risk any dollar inflow, however small.
by arshyam
08 Apr 2019 17:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538687

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I hope they announce a new op. They have shown enough proof of the earlier ops...
by arshyam
06 Apr 2019 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382963

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I must admit that I am disappointed by BRF today. I posted the the following on page 51 and went on with my day yesterday, thinking no more about it; this was BRF after all so I would have been preaching to the choir only: The onus is on IAF to come up with concrete evidence, radar signatures etc to...
by arshyam
05 Apr 2019 21:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Poll thread on Indian General Election 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8296

Re: Poll thread on Indian General Election 2019

Singha wrote:We have imagined a secular, democratic, inclusive and just India.

These worthies should go have a chat with that CSI bishop who blatantly asked for NDA's defeat. Or perhaps they realize their imagination is just that? Idiots.
by arshyam
05 Apr 2019 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382963

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

The onus is on IAF to come up with concrete evidence, radar signatures etc to show involvement of F16s and subsequent shooting down of one. Posturing and creating a fog/myth does not help in the long run. Aha, but this is what the issue is about - forcing our hand to reveal what intel we have about...
by arshyam
01 Apr 2019 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 54077

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

Guys, let's suggest something dharmic as well as fiery. Tejas was dharmic and inoffensive enough. This is a bird of war, and it's name should reflect that. Someone mentioned birds of prey, but the Navy has taken most if the good ones I know, like Rajali, Garuda, Parundhu, Hansa, Baaz, etc. Any other...
by arshyam
01 Apr 2019 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians
Replies: 132
Views: 18761

Re: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/04/india-misinformation-election-fake-news/586123/ Fake News Is Endangering India's Election The country’s political parties are spreading misinformation about their opponents to gain votes. It’s working. A question all: What's not to say this ...
by arshyam
01 Apr 2019 15:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

@siddhu, easy to for me to say what? I would urge to you to clear on what part of my post you are referring to, instead of urging me to discuss this and that. I am an outsider, and still felt bad about the way the division was brought about, merits and demerits notwithstanding. I count a lot of fri...
by arshyam
01 Apr 2019 10:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Maybe, but will that impact Jagan's chances?
by arshyam
01 Apr 2019 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

But wish to clarify few things here. Thanks saar, perceptive as usual. But do the common people realize these hidden motives behind the division? It's easy to sell it as a money-loss problem, while the real damage occurs elsewhere. To date, no one outside of BRF has called out the religious angle t...
by arshyam
01 Apr 2019 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1564
Views: 113605

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

@siddhu, easy to for me to say what? I would urge to you to clear on what part of my post you are referring to, instead of urging me to discuss this and that. I am an outsider, and still felt bad about the way the division was brought about, merits and demerits notwithstanding. I count a lot of frie...

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