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by Bart S
20 Apr 2019 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374739

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Yes, have to keep them in a pressure cooker situation where they are preoccupied with their own issues and every strike they attempt against India sucks them deeper into the quagmire, while ensuring that they don't completely disintegrate till a time of our choosing and in a way that suits us. Like ...
by Bart S
19 Apr 2019 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374739

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

It is not going to collapse as the friends and godfathers will keep it alive as long as they can and until giving away a few billions every year becomes difficult or makes no difference. Indian strategy should be to push them more so that the friends/godfathers are ultimately unable to prop up the ...
by Bart S
19 Apr 2019 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374739

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^There is no doubt that the Paki economy is in deep doo doo, but none of these so-called expert economists have any credibility. They are just gasbags who will say anything that suits them depending on whether they are supportive of the government or against it.
by Bart S
19 Apr 2019 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

abhijitm wrote:fawad Chaudhry is now minister of science and technology :rotfl:

Comes with a complimentary old lamp. Keep rubbing.


This is the guy who claimed that a helicopter has a running cost of 50 PKR (or 25 INR) per km. What better example of the (Paki) 'Scientific Mindset'
by Bart S
18 Apr 2019 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

sanjaykumar wrote:Yes they have access to the raw data


Brilliantly put :lol:
by Bart S
18 Apr 2019 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374739

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Who cares but what failure? You can always find failures and successes in a long career. Neither do I know or believe that he would have been successful in transforming Pakistan's economy. Although he did take very tough decisions that regular Pakistani leaders solve by kicking the can down the roa...
by Bart S
18 Apr 2019 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374739

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

He was a glib talker, often (as many of them do) trying to talk down to questions by giving random analogies. Admittedly, his freedoms were limited - there is little you can do to right the ship if it has a huge hole in its hull that nobody is willing to fix (defence expenditure). But his own pompo...
by Bart S
18 Apr 2019 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374739

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

That he is a grade A moron and incapable of delivering in that role is a given, but he is basically being made a scapegoat for the wider failures and failed promises of firstly Dimran and his PTI, and secondly the 'establishment' who selected them. His media interview bloopers aside, he was transfo...
by Bart S
18 Apr 2019 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374739

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

habal wrote:Omer Ayub Khan, grandson of Field Marshal Ayub Khan takes over from Asad Umar, son of Maj Gen Ghulam Umar as Finance Minister of Pakistan


So the civilian offspring of the Pakfauj proves to be as useless as the 'martial' parents/grandparents. Honorable mention to the nephew of AK Niazi of course.
by Bart S
18 Apr 2019 16:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374739

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

abhijitm wrote:Looks like casualty of recent IMF talks


Could be, he did a lot of foolish and public trash talking about the IMF just after their elections selections, and the IMF might have 'suggested' that they need somebody more appropriate in place before the moolah was released.
by Bart S
18 Apr 2019 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374739

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

That he is a grade A moron and incapable of delivering in that role is a given, but he is basically being made a scapegoat for the wider failures and failed promises of firstly Dimran and his PTI, and secondly the 'establishment' who selected them.
by Bart S
18 Apr 2019 15:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5376
Views: 426726

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I used to be really proud of Jet and their service in their heyday, but seeing how they have gone in the recent past, I have little sympathy for them. They basically (along with UPA) threw in the towel and let themselves become a feeder airline for Etihad, after being driven into the ground by Nares...
by Bart S
18 Apr 2019 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

https://www.dawn.com/news/1476678/canadian-expat-files-case-against-2-men-in-islamabad-for-sexually-harassing-her https://images.dawn.com/news/1182419/the-canadian-model-who-filed-a-harassment-case-in-islamabad-slams-critics-for-victim-blaming Canadian model and humanitarian worker Assma Gulata regi...
by Bart S
17 Apr 2019 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Firstly, that 'news item' is from a Paki source (ISPR's first cousin the Associated Press of Pakistan) and probably embellished by the Pakis to say something completely different from what was actually said. Secondly, a lot of Romanians themselves are living in other EU countries due to lack of oppo...
by Bart S
17 Apr 2019 06:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 651
Views: 159851

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Incorrect. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erieye And from the same link https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_2000 Not sure what your point is. Your original statement was that Saab 2000 is not an Erieye because it is not a jet, but in reality the Erieye is just a radar system that can be installed o...
by Bart S
17 Apr 2019 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

I had no idea travel in Pakistan needs so many permits and police escorts. Weird, but not surprising. They dont seems to know the difference between tourists and terrorists. They are such lying jihadi dipsh*ts that they have so much to hide and are paranoid about anything that contradicts their mad...
by Bart S
16 Apr 2019 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 651
Views: 159851

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

K Mehta wrote:Saab 2000 != Erieye. It is a jet aircraft


Incorrect.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erieye
by Bart S
16 Apr 2019 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 651
Views: 159851

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Saab delivers radar equipment to Paki AF Defence and security company Saab delivered three sets of radar equipment to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Nur Khan (Chaklala) on 9 April, according to the information provided by the Pakistan Import Export Trade Database. Although not specified by the websi...
by Bart S
16 Apr 2019 02:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

She compares India to Pakistan about using local talent than goras and asks if India can do it, why can't you? WOW, that must hurt. She is like a civilized, sane version of Christine Fair in terms of her analysis of the Paki mindset, which is spot on. The way that she ripped them to shreds over the...
by Bart S
15 Apr 2019 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

This is absolutely hillarious. Pakis have been paying off white 'influencers' (actually a bunch of nobodies with no real credibility who suddenly appeared on the scene after they got a lifafa from ISPR) to promote a make-believe positive image of the country, but some of them couldn't take the level...
by Bart S
15 Apr 2019 05:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2961
Views: 380414

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

The Meteor is in theory an improvement over the AMRAAM-D which was the previous (some would argue still is) state of the art, but despite the hype it isn't easy for it or any missile to chase down and eliminate a fast receding target with a good probability of success. And neither of those missiles ...
by Bart S
15 Apr 2019 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2961
Views: 380414

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

SU30MKI is our air superiority fighter, meaning that it can go against TSPAF and desensitize any air space (as we did in Kargil - Mig 29 mostly then). It was unable to in the recent skirmish. Very questionable statement, that completely ignores the context and situation. It did quite well in the fa...
by Bart S
14 Apr 2019 17:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4902
Views: 394012

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

^She's Australian, not Indian. Doesn't need to be on this thread.
by Bart S
12 Apr 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370598

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

nothing short of a R37 will be able to chase a receding plane out to 100km. and it is semi active. meteor will probably be another expensive import flop. we better get on with Astra mk2. These are the scenarios where we require S-400s. S-400s would probably not have helped once the dogfight started...
by Bart S
12 Apr 2019 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

[url=https://www.thefridaytimes.com/crunch-time/] Please include the link description and some title, especially when linking to haraam Paki sites, so we at least know what we are clicking on. Bart S Ji " The Link and Title can be found by "Clicking" on the Image! Cheers http://www.s...
by Bart S
12 Apr 2019 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370598

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

ninad wrote:But there are some voices from our side which are worth paying attention to, at least for rational debate to take place. I am talking about Praveen Sawhney (Editor of Force Magazine and author of Dragon at our doorsteps).


:rotfl:
by Bart S
12 Apr 2019 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Peregrine wrote:[url=https://www.thefridaytimes.com/crunch-time/]


Please include the link description and some title, especially when linking to haraam Paki sites, so we at least know what we are clicking on.
by Bart S
11 Apr 2019 04:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 319882

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

That is the risk that we run with AF in Arab countries employing Pakis in various capacities and buying the same imported maal that we do. Even if the French didn't train them classified info on the platforms would probably still make its way to the Pakis either directly (as in this case) or indirec...
by Bart S
11 Apr 2019 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537158

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The fact that they took 45 days to take people on a tour is virtually damming proof that the attack took place, and hit it's target with devastating effect! If IAF had really hit 'trees' as they say, knowing ISPR they would have had journalists (especially foreign ones) at the site within hours.
by Bart S
10 Apr 2019 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

VikramA wrote:https://www.dawn.com/news/1475102/without-reforms-pakistans-growth-rate-to-remain-at-25pc-till-2024-imf

Without reforms Pak to grow at only 2.5% till 2024-IMF.

Comments are even more entertaining


Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan :oops: (MENAP) region


:rotfl:
by Bart S
10 Apr 2019 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374739

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Vips wrote:This is beyond hilarious:



I like how she started the program whose agenda was the economy, with an unrelated rant on India :mrgreen:
by Bart S
09 Apr 2019 15:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47856098 Huawei wi-fi modules were pulled from Pakistan CCTV system Correct thread? Please crosspost as necessary. Much ado about nothing. The wifi modules would be of interest to casual hackers, not the Chinese govt who probably tap into Paki systems directly ...
by Bart S
09 Apr 2019 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374739

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Suggestion: India should offer Pakistan a soft loan in exchange of transfer all of disputed areas such POK, Gilgit, Baltistan, NWFP (any pockets of interest to India in Balochistan/Sindh may be added if amount is larger). This will resolve Kashmir issue and hopefully with the money Pakistan can inv...
by Bart S
09 Apr 2019 15:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Chinese of course could end up losing everything if the Pakis default, but they have Gwader and land as collateral so they will still come up on top. But do they have the capacity (and the guts) to do so - i mean holding the land? To face violence from non-state-but-controlled-by-state elements in ...
by Bart S
09 Apr 2019 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370598

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

Singha wrote:So the goodies included 700 blu 2000lb bunker busters to target iaf bases. Nice

2100 pgm kits and similar number of ccip bombs


Are these dumb bombs or can they also be mated to the JDAM and Paveway kits that they have? If the latter, they truly are extremely dangerous.
by Bart S
09 Apr 2019 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370598

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

Saikat Datta is quick to leverage his story on the basis of unnamed Pak military spokespersons re: the NLI and a battalion both capturing the same pilot (Wing Co AV) against official statements of the IAF. He discounts initial ISPR statements as fog of war, and lays IAF claims at counter-propaganda...
by Bart S
08 Apr 2019 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

vimal Ji : HERE COME THE CLINCHER : The repayment will be made at Pak Rupees 97 to the U S Dollar! UB AYEEGA MUZA! :rotfl: Cheers http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/beer.gif China lost 30% already? :twisted: Nope. Read the posts above. Pakis are the losers. Chinese of course could end up ...
by Bart S
08 Apr 2019 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370598

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

Did someone on Bharat-Rakshak write this article? https://www.businesstoday.in/opinion/columns/falcon-down-why-pakistan-desperate-fake-f-16-dogfight/story/334901.html The guy frequently comes off as being pro-Russian even more than pro-Indian (he was also a regular columnist on a Russian site https...
by Bart S
08 Apr 2019 02:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345400

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Dear Prime Minister - Dr Farrukh Saleem Last week, a friend and I went to a high-end restaurant. The manager came up to our table and began discussing his predicament. Over the past ten months, he said, his daily sale has come down from Rs700,000 to Rs300,000. A waiter at the same restaurant told u...
by Bart S
06 Apr 2019 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374739

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Also, the Chinese have just thrown them some morsels here and there mixed in with usurious loans, so they haven't really gotten any 'bigger sum' of money from the Chinese. If they want anything resembling a fair deal they would have to deal with the West or India.

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