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by Gyan
15 Oct 2018 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 696
Views: 89527

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Bloomberg is anti Trump, anti tariffs & pro Chinese Imports. Why will it come up with a fake story?
by Gyan
15 Oct 2018 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1829
Views: 229979

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Business has to be done with practical approach and mutual benefit. India has huge benefit of trade and service surplus with USA of almost USD 100 Billion dollars. USA knows it. Our trade deficit is primarily due to oil, gold and Chinese crap. We should go out of way to give unilateral benefits to U...
by Gyan
15 Oct 2018 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The main problem of Indian Economy is super massive onslaught of underinvoiced cheap dumped Chinese Goods.
by Gyan
10 Oct 2018 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522053

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

:I hope that HAL produces 12 LCA this year & admins can ban me for being an anti HAL troll. 2 flown, 10 to go. :D
by Gyan
09 Oct 2018 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4211
Views: 680814

Re: Small Arms Thread

DRDO also developed two prototypes of 7.62*51 rifle based on Sig but it has been killed quickly to prevent interference with import.
by Gyan
09 Oct 2018 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 152526

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

LCA already has a huuge draggy wing. Rather than adding canard, perhaps it would be better to adopt AMCA wing design or layout. (without internal bay off course)
by Gyan
09 Oct 2018 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

There is a very huge body of Indian origin lawyers in USA. Sci fi type nerds should try to make common ground with Constitution type jerks. Pie & Ice Cream.
by Gyan
07 Oct 2018 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I think Clinton had affairs with numerous women from position of power. There is also grapevine rumour that he gifted WTO membership to China due to affair with some Ms Lin.
by Gyan
07 Oct 2018 08:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Imp: potential legal Challenges to Trump tariff policy is dead before arrival unless BK is one of those, let's forget the past & I will help you stab my friends in the back. I am personally of the opinion that real fight is over economy, trade, military industrial complex, dollar supremacy while...
by Gyan
06 Oct 2018 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522053

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

That will mean only 6-7 LCA in one financial year ie 2018-19? Yes, 7. They are behind schedule. But they will catch up soon. If they deliver 11-16 in (Oct to March), that's 6 aircraft in 6 months. I regret to note that fits in with my assessment & CAG two year old report that production line fo...
by Gyan
06 Oct 2018 09:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Dr Ford seems to be JNU type liberal feeding off University teat for many a degrees, staying away from real world work. Can experts comment?

Also no videos of Dr giving routine lectures & seminars to show that she is not baby voice kid?

What's her current take from website donations?
by Gyan
05 Oct 2018 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Liberal Mafia is hell bent on imposing fascist idiology against democracy by controlling the narrative & freedom of speech
by Gyan
05 Oct 2018 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522053

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

On Mk1, I came to know of something yesterday which made my lungi flutter quite a lot. I wanted to share it with you, but I was told to hold back a little longer till the TPs can explore that part a bit more. Will let you know as soon as I know. Will make all of you very happy. And then IDRW can go...
by Gyan
05 Oct 2018 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Lalmohan, I agree with this proposition but it has only one problem Your proposition is based on the assumption that Saud family did not control Obama So, in fact Obama was acting independently to protect American interest even at the cost of its relations with saud family But all the rumours seem t...
by Gyan
05 Oct 2018 15:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Is US the new empire or does the empire control US The real Empire has been in operation since 1649. The nominal Anglo Empire, actually controlled by a “power elite” of financial interests like the Rothschilds, operated through Britain until the 20th Century. They lost partial control of the US in ...
by Gyan
05 Oct 2018 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

But some news reports are saying that some Republican senators are going to jump ship? Is there any democrat senator likely to vote for BK?
by Gyan
04 Oct 2018 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4211
Views: 680814

Re: Small Arms Thread

ramana wrote:Gyan, Do you recall the Emergency purchase of 55000 Czech Cz-75 pistols for the Indian Police during Rajiv Gandhi tenure?
Don't know if it was ever completed.


I remember. It was not completed. Arun Nehru was sought to be trapped in that scam
by Gyan
04 Oct 2018 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

FOIL-type hyena pack attack: "650 Law Professors". Interesting to see that the commie thought process is very similar. I bet these are mostly losers. Let me guess: Is that U. Chicago anti-Hindu Bibi on this list? Nussbaum, that's it! Apparently there are 205 law schools in the US. Maybe a...
by Gyan
04 Oct 2018 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4703
Views: 873037

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Roughly 3 years for first delivers.
by Gyan
04 Oct 2018 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4481
Views: 747856

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

10-15 year old Boeing 747 can be picked up for around USD 50-75 MILLION dollars and converted. But considering we have junked even trisonic wind tunnel test lab to be built by Boeing as offset, this FTB is not happening.
by Gyan
03 Oct 2018 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4211
Views: 680814

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thakur so the sig will go to inf and RR? CQB (caracal) will most likely go to RR and SF. We will see SiG in supporting role there as well. SF and Ghatak will most likely get lions share of SiG. SiG 716 will also most likely fill in the role of marksman rifle with modern optics. Overall it is going ...
by Gyan
02 Oct 2018 16:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

China is too far ahead in manufacturing. 25% duty will not make a difference for atleast 5 years till other nations pick up the slack. By that time China would have developed the internal market.
by Gyan
02 Oct 2018 13:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

USA does seem to have got anything out of new NAFTA deal. Was Trump too desperate to close a deal to prevent all out war with all the economic partners?
by Gyan
01 Oct 2018 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

BK in SC may allow Trump the judicial protection from nutty liberal fed courts, so as to dismantle the current economic model, which is to place all manufacturing in China.
by Gyan
01 Oct 2018 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

What we need is few videos of this Ford lady teaching her class, to contrast it, with her demeanour at Senate Hearing
by Gyan
01 Oct 2018 17:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131730

Re: Understanding the US - Again

BK was a witness & behaved like a wrongly accused person, should. He was not asked to be a dispassionate judge.

This Dr lady behaving as a 10 year naive adolescent was also cool. Probably still traumatised as a victim after 40 years.
by Gyan
28 Sep 2018 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3292
Views: 306606

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

Video out on Youtube today claiming that HJT 36 (IJT) will be ready again for test flights by year end. Tail section changes/replacement done per advise/consultancy of BAE and wind tunnel tests have been successful. I have very very strong doubts if BAE will allow HJT36 to succeed or evolve properly.
by Gyan
27 Sep 2018 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522053

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Full Capability 2 seaters are preferred in some roles like SEAD, CAS, C&C, etc
by Gyan
26 Sep 2018 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3292
Views: 306606

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

Sanctioned and FUNDED in 2003, production line was incomplete even 2015. whether it's complete today even for 8 LCA is doubtful.

Same with OFB for Pinka rockets, setting up enhanced production plant is running 10 years late. Just No interest
by Gyan
22 Sep 2018 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4703
Views: 873037

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

450km range test may be for Pralay. I wonder what's 120km for ? Pinaka 2Guided?
by Gyan
21 Sep 2018 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4703
Views: 873037

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Few points:- It seems that Sagarika, Shaurya, PDV & Pralay are all based on same solid fuel engines. AAD design is now changing as seen from fore end fins. Perhaps learning from Barak 8 programme Prahaar, Pragati max range in my guess 250km and 150km is an understatement. Prithvi fuel was conver...
by Gyan
19 Sep 2018 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4703
Views: 873037

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Reduced signature can imply that RF seeker only requires intermediate updates compared to continuance guidance requirement for command guidance.
by Gyan
19 Sep 2018 09:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522053

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

It will take atleast 3 years or by HAL speed 5-7 years after approval to set up second production line of 8 aircraft to increase production 16 aircraft Hence the earliest 16 aircraft will roll out of HAL is in 2022. Wishful thinking does not help anybody. Main components of Mark 1A that is radar hav...
by Gyan
18 Sep 2018 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4703
Views: 873037

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Akash army Regiment price has fallen almost to half compared to previous Army order inspite of having a better missile & time inflation.
by Gyan
18 Sep 2018 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522053

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Incorrect. Production line for 16 has not been funded. Only for 8 and even that is incomplete.

16 production line will come for MKIA but MKIA not ordered yet.

24 line will come for Mk2.

Rest is overhopeful jingo.
by Gyan
18 Sep 2018 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4211
Views: 680814

Re: Small Arms Thread

We have imported huge amount of MP5 & BREUGET 9mm useless SMGs. Guess why? Primarily because it's most costly small arm in our inventory is RS. 1.2 lakh each. So it's primary purpose is waste of money. In military & terrorist attacks 7.62*39 or equivalent is round required but we went to use...
by Gyan
18 Sep 2018 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4703
Views: 873037

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

We have got 4 light ATGMs in development now apart from Nag, Helina, Sant:-

Improved wire guided ATGM in which range has been improved from 1500m to 2500m. Amogha 1?

Radio Guided ATGM. Amogha 2?

Laser beam riding ATGM. SAMHO-CLGM

Nag Mini
by Gyan
18 Sep 2018 09:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1445
Views: 184527

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

The method to buy Iranian crude would-be to designate some refineries as specific consumers of Iranian crude and Park the money that is to be paid to Iran in Russia. That is to say that some refineries will try to stay outside the US financial system and its reach and start consuming Iranian crude. ...
by Gyan
17 Sep 2018 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522053

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Two lines currently in use are NOT really two lines but two parts of first line with ideal capacity of 4 and 3 ie around 7 aircraft per annum.
by Gyan
17 Sep 2018 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3029
Views: 336148

Re: Indus Water Treaty

I have a small query, it may seem like someone asking who was Sita after reading the whole Ramayan. The water sharing between India and Pakistan seems to be in the ratio 33 MAF v s 125 MAF ie 80/20. But does this water that is 33 + 125 =158 MAF represent the total amount of water flowing through Ind...

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