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by Shanu
28 Jun 2016 20:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 267546

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

Meanwhile UAE has abandoned the fight against the Shi'a Houthis and is hunting the IS/AQAP now. May open up new differences with the Saudis as their vision of Yemen war is different. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-emirates-idUSKCN0ZE1EA http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/1...
by Shanu
28 Jun 2016 19:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 267546

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

Yemen is heating up again as talks are stuck between the different expectations. Another stalemated Middle-eastern conflict. yesterday IS struck the Saudi-backed soldiers in Mukalla - the city which was liberated from AlQ in April. IS strikes in Mukalla, Yemen Triple bomb attacks claimed by the Isla...
by Shanu
26 Jun 2016 19:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 266511

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

What is really intriguing to me is the apparent young population who thinks that the older generation robbed them of their future. So to this young population, it is not important to go out and choose their own leaders or the course of their nation. They are happy what the so called elites tell them...
by Shanu
26 Jun 2016 18:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 266511

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

People know very well migration will never stop, what they wanted was control over who comes in. Exactly the point I'm hearing from my friends based in London. Even if you see the Brexit movie which became very popular on Youtube, they talked about expanding trade relationships with China/India bec...
by Shanu
26 Jun 2016 08:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5411
Views: 522785

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

For the first time in history, an Indian has qualified for the 100m women's sprint in Olympics. Dutee Chand has broken the Indian national record twice in 1 day - first completing the race in a Kazakh tournament in 11:30 seconds in the heats and then in just 11:24 seconds in the final to win silver....
by Shanu
25 Jun 2016 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2848
Views: 473879

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Don't know, why this anaemic order for Dhanush. Looks like MP has still not managed to subdue the 'unobtanium expectations' from Indian products and is managing to push through only small piecemeal orders. Lets hope that the next order is truly of 'bulk production' nature. The 5 diving support craft...
by Shanu
25 Jun 2016 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2848
Views: 473879

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Marathon defence acquisition meeting comes up with some interesting results. 145 Ultra-light howitzers ordered, 18 Dhanush order to set up production and 6 missile boats tender to go out. No info on Predators though. Defence ministry approves new howitzers, missile boats and other projects Defence M...
by Shanu
25 Jun 2016 20:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 460440

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

New T-90 self protection system to be developed indigenously. The DAC, which considered Armoured Fighting Vehicle Protection and Counter Measure System for T90 tanks, directed this to be taken up as indigenous project to strengthen future capability. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/...
by Shanu
20 Jun 2016 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3933
Views: 576155

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

DRDO developed bullet proof steel goes into production at Essar plant. This is for the first time bullet proof steel is manufactured in India using Indian production designs - to be used for light armoured vehicles. Indian bullet proof steel produced in Essar plant The newly-developed bullet proof s...
by Shanu
19 Jun 2016 08:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 266495

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

^^And what will India's response be to such a tactical nuclear strike. Haven't we clearly mentioned in our nuclear doctrine, that any nuclear attack on Indian army would be considered an attack on India and hence warrant a retaliation of nuclear nature. Am no expert, but I don't believe the RAPE cla...
by Shanu
19 Jun 2016 08:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 550456

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

^^ Oh what the poor chaps of Undie TV can do. Their cocktail dinners and foreign tours have stopped since the MMRCA deal was scrapped. And if LCA gets inducted in numbers, what will happen to the retirement savings they were planning to build with the next Indian fighter import. That's a nightmare, ...
by Shanu
18 Jun 2016 12:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5411
Views: 522785

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Watched the CT Final match all through. We had 60%+ ball possession in 3 of the 4 quarters. Its unbelievable stuff !!! Towards the end, the World No. 1 team was so rattled that they could not even keep 11 players on the ground (multiple cards). Heartbreak in the end, but probably we did not practice...
by Shanu
12 Jun 2016 09:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1276
Views: 170856

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

^^^ Thanks for the correction A-Gupta ji. :mrgreen: But having said that, I think China makes a good case study. In all the previous cases of such explosive paper growth, the bust came soon enough. If this was Japan or some other 'Asian tiger' economy, the huge stock market collapse and forex flight...
by Shanu
12 Jun 2016 08:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5411
Views: 522785

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

I'm surprised how well our hockey team is doing in CT2016. Me 2. :shock: This is one of the best defensive and counter attacking Indian side I have seen in the last 6-7 years I have been following Indian hockey. The teams playing in Champions Trophy are not like those we face in Asian Games. They a...
by Shanu
11 Jun 2016 09:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1276
Views: 170856

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

^^ China's economy is like a gambler on a dope. They cannot slow down fearing public backlash and cannot grow further as there is simply no demand - overseas or domestic. So the paper growth continues. This is like the old Bollywood villain joke - nitrogen will not let you live, oxygen will not let ...
by Shanu
11 Jun 2016 09:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5411
Views: 522785

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Any of you guys following the Hockey Champions Trophy? Indian hockey team squandered a golden chance to beat the Olympic champions Germany. The match ended in 3-3 even though India took a 3-1 lead just after half-time. Was watching the match yesterday. Felt so proud when India pumped in the third go...
by Shanu
04 Jun 2016 20:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 266495

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Apparently they're looking to buy 12 Mi-35s. As we move ahead to LCH and Apache Longbow, its good to see that Al Bakistan is buying things which belonged to our past generation of war machines. Finally, we are creating the generation gap in conventional capabilities - which will ensure that there i...
by Shanu
04 Jun 2016 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military/Defence Exports
Replies: 143
Views: 34018

Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Even as discussions with Vietnam on Brahmos sale reaches its final stages, there is a series of other countries who are lining up in the queue. Russia seems to have accepted our argument about 'friendly countries' - dunno about any last minute tantrums. If every thing goes according to plan, UAE may...
by Shanu
04 Jun 2016 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military/Defence Exports
Replies: 143
Views: 34018

Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

This is a very detailed report about how Philippines is planning to use the GRSE built Kamorta class ships for the 2 frigate order. They are planning to use VL-MICA as the primary air-defence weapon, while keeping the Indian version's 3-D Revathi radar, Oto-Melara main gun, RBU-6000 rocket launchers...
by Shanu
29 May 2016 19:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 937
Views: 167745

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Afghan Government issues an ultimatum to the new Taliban leader - surrender or suffer the same fate as his predecessor. Also there seems to be a leadership struggle brewing between the new leader's deputies - Siraj Haqqani and Mullah Omar's son - Mullah Yaqoub. The old faction led by Rasool has alre...
by Shanu
22 May 2016 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 929
Views: 108613

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Turkey will soon have its East Pakistan moment. The only point is will General Vodkov be willing to destabilize NATO by actively seeking an independent Kurdistan. The Kurds need their own Mrs. G.
by Shanu
22 May 2016 14:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 937
Views: 167745

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

If the Mansoor guy did get his 72, what follows will be even more interesting. Consider this, the guy next in line for Taliban leadership is Siraj Haqqani. Already, the US House of Representatives passed a bill saying that they will withhold aid money till the State Dept. gives a guarantee that Paki...
by Shanu
22 May 2016 14:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 937
Views: 167745

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

More on the pest-e-shaheed of the Afghan Taliban Commander. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/22/death-of-mullah-akhtar-mansoor-likely-to-enrage-pakistan On Friday, Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan’s de facto foreign minister, told a gathering of top diplomats from Afghanistan, the US and China that th...
by Shanu
22 May 2016 13:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 905
Views: 103616

Re: The Islamic State in the Indian Sub-Continent

A Homeopathy doctor killed and a professor injured in Bangladesh. http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/is-claims-it-murdered-bangladesh-doctor/article8631151.ece The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for Friday’s murder of a homeopath in Bangladesh’s western Kushtia town, according...
by Shanu
15 May 2016 19:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 813520

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

More details on the AAD test. But information on actual deployment remains sketchy. http://odishasuntimes.com/2016/05/15/aad-interceptor-missile-successfully-test-fired-off-odisha-coast/ The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today successfully test fired indigenously developed Adv...
by Shanu
15 May 2016 19:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 267546

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

IS keeps the scoreboard ticking. First 13 soldiers killed in Mukalla on Thursday. And on Sunday, 25-40 police recruits sent packing in the same city. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-blast-idUSKCN0Y607F suicide bomber killed at least 25 new recruits inside a police compound in the so...
by Shanu
08 May 2016 11:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 267546

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

Obama just sent 200 US servicemen to Yemen to save the sorry backside of the Arab armies. http://www.salon.com/2016/05/07/pentagon_quietly_sends_troops_to_yemen_to_fight_al_qaeda_which_u_s_strengthened_by_backing_destructive_saudi_war/ As we were discussing few days back, the war in Yemen has change...
by Shanu
07 May 2016 10:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sahel-Maghreb-coastal africa : news and discussions
Replies: 58
Views: 3017

Re: Sahel-Maghreb-coastal africa : news and discussions

IS made a strategic breakthrough in the Libyan stalemate today after taking over Abu Grein. This is the highway junction from which separate roads emerge to Tripoli and Misrata on the west, Sirte to the east and the Saharan oasis towns to the south (The Fezzan Road to Sabha). It was under the contro...
by Shanu
07 May 2016 09:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 267546

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

Palace coup in progress in Turkey. Sultan Erdogan's son in law will be the new PM , replacing the soft spoken Davotoglu. Erdogan is now consolidating powers to become a true Sultan and the pseudo-Islamic democracy is thrown to the dogs. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/06/erdogan-turkey-not...
by Shanu
07 May 2016 09:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 267546

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

And the chicken are coming home to... http://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2016/05/06/saudi-policeman-shot-dead-in-mecca-area-after-islamic-state-raid--spa-agency/ Unknown gunmen shot and killed a Saudi policeman in the Mecca region , Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Friday, after four suspec...
by Shanu
07 May 2016 09:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 267546

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

Here is a nice report detailing how the House of Saud is banking on Western consultants and Chinese forex reserves. https://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/saudi-arabia-is-suddenly-facing-a-serious-catastrophe-heres-why/ Saudi Arabia is in serious trouble. The Binladin Group, the kingdom’s largest construc...
by Shanu
01 May 2016 13:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 267546

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

Saudi oil economy unravelling.. http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/sacked-workers-saudi-arabia-set-fire-buses-over-unpaid-salaries-372554115 Workers at one of Saudi Arabia’s largest employers set fire to buses on Saturday amid protests at being laid off and told to leave the kingdom without being pai...
by Shanu
24 Apr 2016 17:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 267546

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

Well the oil fueled subsidy economy is gone. And the public discontent has started. Probably the first among a long series of dominos to fall for the House of Sauds. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Saudi-Arabia-king-sacks-utilities-minister-amid-anger-over-prices/articleshow/519...
by Shanu
24 Apr 2016 17:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 813520

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Russia is testing a hypersonic glide delivery system for its new nuclear ballistic missile system. http://www.worldbulletin.net/africa/171934/putins-tests-hyprsonic-glide-vehicle-on-kazakh-border A report in RT has claimed that it has tested a new “hypersonic glide vehicle” which can blast past miss...
by Shanu
24 Apr 2016 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2971
Views: 379763

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

Russia has tested a new nuclear delivery system - combining a ballistic missile with a hypersonic cruise flying warhead design near Kazakhstan border. http://www.worldbulletin.net/africa/171934/putins-tests-hyprsonic-glide-vehicle-on-kazakh-border A report in RT has claimed that it has tested a new ...
by Shanu
24 Apr 2016 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sahel-Maghreb-coastal africa : news and discussions
Replies: 58
Views: 3017

Re: Sahel-Maghreb-coastal africa : news and discussions

IS launching Mad Max style attacks in Libya. A convoy of 60 vehicles attacked the Petroleum Security Guards (PSG) forces south of Brega - the largest oil refinery in Libya. According to Reuters the Head of PSG, Ibrahim Jathran is injured. Probably his forces evacuated him to Brega or some nearby tow...
by Shanu
23 Apr 2016 10:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 322521

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

At least two countries have expressed interest in buying Tejas - Sri Lanka and Egypt. If this goes through, will be a landmark event in India defence history.

http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/ind ... 78908.html
by Shanu
17 Apr 2016 08:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1193513

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

^^ We should just hit the iron when its hot. Chinese economy is in deep mess - and their current crop of leaders simply don't understand the idea of free-thinking private enterprise. Chinese manufacturers - including consumer goods, electronics and chemicals are heavily dependent on the growing Indi...
by Shanu
17 Apr 2016 08:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 137724

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

According to Breitbart news, several Pakistani professors are under arrest as they were acting as IS recruiters. Several Madrassahs are also under watch in Pakjab.
by Shanu
17 Apr 2016 08:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 267546

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

The Saudis can always sell their USD assets and invest in the Karachi stock market. Or invest in roubles. Pretty safe from US courts. I doubt if PRC needs their cash. Then again, Somalia is pretty safe. :mrgreen: The US may be the safest bet, but EU is there too. We know how the Germans are grovell...

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