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by maxratul
01 Jul 2017 10:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 815
Views: 95321

Re: China Watch Thread-I

India and China are locked in the Thucydides trap. Conflict is inevitable.
by maxratul
24 Apr 2017 03:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2850
Views: 358631

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

^ The thing is the same Tariq and Zarina will be perfectly fine with Jihad to get Kashmir and death by 1000 cuts to Hindustan. I am yet to come across a "liberal" in Pakistan who holds the view that Pakistan should give up Kashmir claim and focus on development of whatever they have but y...
by maxratul
24 Apr 2017 01:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2850
Views: 358631

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

Do watch the doc, Partha. Our own strategic thought will evolve once we take a less caricature oriented view of the pak mango abduls- this will help create a legitimate de-mullahed alternative after the inevitable Indian military intervention in the near future.
by maxratul
23 Apr 2017 23:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2850
Views: 358631

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called "among the Believers." I would request all our members to view this if possible - It is about the menace of the Lal Masjid, and how the entire social fabric of Pakistan is going up in flames due to rampant jihadism. It also humanizes a lot...
by maxratul
19 Apr 2017 03:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 510
Views: 58789

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

This thread is a great opportunity to brush up on the Imjin war- the invasion of Korea unleashed by "Taiko" Toyotomi Hideyoshi (the second of Japan's three great unifiers) in the sixteenth century. The korean's (who considered themselves more chinese than the chinese, and were the highest ...
by maxratul
27 Mar 2017 10:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 873428

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Navy Chief rules out MK2 also!!! Very interesting interview, lots of interesting stuff emerging http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/we-back-indigenisation-but-tejas-didnt-fit-the-bill/article17665612.ece What the Navy wants is a deck-based fighter, but the LCA Navy Mk1 doesn’t meet that...
by maxratul
22 Jan 2017 05:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 445947

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

And this is the mistake that we do - thinking that a product will sell itself merely by being good, despite much evidence to the contrary. Really dont want to go OT here, but bad, sub-par animation is bad, sub-par animation, intended/required or not, and as such damages the perception and brand valu...
by maxratul
21 Jan 2017 03:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 445947

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

see if we want to do brochure-giri, then we need to have a certain quality. Basic PR will give less than basic result when the natasha comes dressed like this Hduf3cpayP4 Trust me, the expectations of the average person with regards to the quality of multimedia content is quite high. The Kestrel vid...
by maxratul
21 Jan 2017 01:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 445947

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

<SNIP>stop trolling that animation is top notch True. Finally we have the glossy brochure for our an Indian product. This is the first level of marketing a product - something like a pic on a matrimony website. If the pic is attractive, the interested party starts looking at other details! :P As so...
by maxratul
03 Jan 2017 21:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 648455

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

How different are the F16 A/B that israel is selling from the block 70 in terms of aerodynamics? Might be worth it to buy these and start training/tactics formulation etc.
by maxratul
25 Dec 2016 13:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 873428

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Please do go back and forward in world history and ask what happens to the international conventions of sovereignty of small nations, when a large country needs to have its way. With carrots or sticks, cooperation of opposition, if we cannot have our way with the littoral states - i will say again,...
by maxratul
19 Dec 2016 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11986
Views: 931456

Re: Levant crisis - III

I see many on twitter compare this to 1914, but there is little incentive for any of the parties to go to war or escalate now. Well, of course there will be more airstrikes on these Nusra people, but the Russians are finding out the meaning of the phrase 'Non State Actor" now.
by maxratul
16 Dec 2016 13:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 745371

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

X-posting from the poll thread I have a take on this which I would like to share: a. Namo is incorruptible ... 90% b. Serious against black money offenders... 10% c. Man with a vision, building a modern economy... 10% Without going into the pros and cons or the completeness of the list.. This is fi...
by maxratul
16 Dec 2016 13:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 745371

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

X-posting from the poll thread I have a take on this which I would like to share: ... Secondly, the government has not spelled out in terms of policy what are the benefits of cashless economy, for consumers as well as small businesses. Just saying cashless is easy and next gen is not going to cause...
by maxratul
16 Dec 2016 03:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 745371

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

X-posting from the poll thread I have a take on this which I would like to share: Every political move has to tell a story to the electorate. The BJP campaign for the general election told a particular story, so did the intolerance campaign, Anna Hazare etc etc. What is the political story that the ...
by maxratul
16 Dec 2016 02:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Running Poll on DeMo Sentiment
Replies: 40
Views: 5949

Re: Running Poll on DeMo Sentiment

I have a take on this which I would like to share: Every political move has to tell a story to the electorate. The BJP campaign for the general election told a particular story, so did the intolerance campaign, Anna Hazare etc etc. What is the political story that the BJP is trying to sell here - a....
by maxratul
23 Nov 2016 15:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 741319

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

When are the South Korean guns scheduled to start arriving?

Artillery, along with subs have been the biggest victims of our ridiculous, byzantine procurement model.
by maxratul
20 Oct 2016 23:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 776926

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Isnt Shourya the land based tech demo of the K4 slbm that was never meant to be operational? Apologies in advance if I am confused.
by maxratul
16 Oct 2016 01:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 776926

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

i think all the S400 will be deployed against the Chinese to counter their sudden swarm based first strike doctrine. The bakis can be handled by what we have already.
by maxratul
15 Oct 2016 00:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 770810

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

some very interesting tidbits in the video - talks of data fusion in tejas, stealth in the LCH...

Also, the reason for buying a mature platform in single engine category is becoming clear - "16 plus" tejas is the max realistic capability of the country right now for the foreseeable future.
by maxratul
13 Oct 2016 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 344210

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

Show courage and open a path against India, let us loose: Jaish-e-Muhammad chief to Pakistan govt I was hoping we got this Paki pig turd in our surgical strikes across the LoC :( Oh well, better luck next time. i am hoping some idiot pindi general will show usual tactical brilliance and actually do...
by maxratul
13 Oct 2016 12:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 648455

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

If the priority is to boost IAF strength, then anything other than the F35 does not make sense. If priority is some sort of MII play, then it makes sense to buy the most mature platform, i.e F16. Unkil ji is ordering laddoos as we speak.
by maxratul
10 Oct 2016 02:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 648455

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

I dont think F35 will be offered without the CISMOA or with any level of customization, forget about Screwdriver In India.

Poor Tejas...
by maxratul
08 Oct 2016 12:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians
Replies: 132
Views: 20645

Re: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians

One of the biggest issues that I see is when deficiencies in one aspect are brought up to downplay or trivialize achievements in completely unrelated area. There are lots of examples - 1. India sent a mission to Mars - "Shame so many people defecate in the open" 2. Arihant is undergoing tr...
by maxratul
05 Oct 2016 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 285980

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

"Video released by Indian authorities raises more questions than it answers" - I can already see this headline from the usual suspects. :mrgreen:
by maxratul
04 Oct 2016 19:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 309128

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

LCA Mk2 is probably dead for the IAF. Best we can hope for is that the AMCA is not shelved.
by maxratul
04 Oct 2016 16:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 309128

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

i have bad news brothers. From IAF Chief's news conference :( :( :( India considering another line of fighters, F-16, F/A-18, Gripen in contention: #IAF Chief Arup Raha at annual press conference #IAF would like more #Rafales (beyond the 36) but no decision yet: IAF Chief Arup Raha @Dassault_OnAir 6...
by maxratul
03 Oct 2016 18:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249230

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Ambanis will figure out a way to milk this. More Rafales will come, and thats not a bad thing imo.
by maxratul
03 Oct 2016 16:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249230

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

looks like we are guaranteed to increase the Rafale fleet beyond the 36 now. As an optimist, I can only say that this might be the beginning of a non-HAL military aerospace entity in India.
by maxratul
02 Oct 2016 08:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 285980

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Everything now depends on how much Raheel Shareef values his H&D and the scale of his ambitions. Personally expecting him to attempt some sort of tactical brilliance.
by maxratul
30 Sep 2016 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 285980

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

jamwal wrote:There was supposed to be another press conference by DGMO today at 18:00/ Did it happen ?


Army was supposed to have a conference at 1800 hrs yesterday. Got postponed to today. Which got postponed again. Something is up, I am expecting good news.
by maxratul
30 Sep 2016 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 285980

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

massive rumors swirling around that one of Hafeez Saeed, Syed Salahuddin or Masood Azhar has applied for the 72. fingers crossed...
by maxratul
28 Sep 2016 06:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249230

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Rafale, Brahmos, S400 are just the sort of "kick down the door" capability required to pursue a doctrine like cold start.
by maxratul
25 Sep 2016 01:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 160039

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

Cowards find a million reasons for cowardice. Rest all bahana and excuses. The sad reality is that the Bakis have gamed the entire spectrum of our response, and are laughing in their Pindi harems.
by maxratul
16 Sep 2016 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tradition, Culture, Religion & Law in Indian Society
Replies: 425
Views: 29150

Re: Tradition, Culture, Religion & Law in Indian Society

So all of us have heard our National Song, Vande Mataram, officially set in Raag Desh. However, it was not always so. I found a super rare 1920 recording of the verses set in Raag Brindavani Sarang and sung by Pt. Vishnupant Pagnis, and the result is pretty much awe inspiring. So I made this video t...
by maxratul
14 Sep 2016 00:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249230

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

I am actually pretty excited that we are getting the rafale. It is a great plane, the absolute best 4+ gen fighter in terms of tech profile, and provides a guarantee of air superiority over the Chinese in the medium term until the FGFA/AMCA programs start manifesting.
by maxratul
26 Aug 2016 23:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 344597

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

will be interesting to see what the future holds for the scorpene fleet after this catastrophe

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