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by jpremnath
17 Apr 2019 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94314

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Looks like Kerala is changing. #KERALA THIRUVANANTHAPURAM-PATHANAMTHITTA-THRISSUR 3 seats where BJP+RSS is fighting like never before Then comes the next better triangular seats like PALAKKAD-ATTINGAL-KOTTAYAM-CHALAKKUDY- ERNAKULAM-KASARAGODE-ALAPUZHA-KOZHIKKODE- WAYANAD where BJP is giving tough f...
by jpremnath
09 Apr 2019 12:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 495
Views: 63476

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Saar, Why is it that GOI has allowed Chinese SAIC in the guise of MG Motors assemble Chinkiland SUV and sell it in India? Every penny of profit will be routed to Terroristan. Is there any way to spread awareness of Chinki connection and discourage folks from buying it? We have let the Chini compani...
by jpremnath
09 Apr 2019 01:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345417

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

250Mil$ is around 1750 crores INR. The new terminal building at kochi airport cost around 1000 crores without runway or other infra...So we are talking about a really small airport which will end up as an air force base...
by jpremnath
27 Mar 2019 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93076

Re: Indian ASAT test

The usual suspects BBC and NYT has done their best...The ASAT is an 'election gimmick'!..rofl!! and made sure that it is given not much column space..probably because they couldnt do any rona dhona on debris cluttering space because of evil dirt poor india!... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/worl...
by jpremnath
21 Mar 2019 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537164

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I wish this person uses correct terminology. IA does not bomb. They hit with artillery shells. I think it is intentional...As someone said, this chap is probably a plant from IA to communicate what they couldnt come and announce officially..psyops..No one from DDM can claim this person to be connec...
by jpremnath
21 Mar 2019 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 53271

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

How does the F16 get away with bird hits?...iirc some article decades back quoted an IAF officer saying one of the highlights of F16 was its canopy which let the pilot get a good view all round...
by jpremnath
18 Mar 2019 15:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 495
Views: 63476

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

If it is Chinese made then it should be banned in India. It is not chini..full Indian..I have been following their journey for years..Guys with real passion into industrial design. They took their own time for full product development and testing without rushing into market with a half baked poorly...
by jpremnath
03 Mar 2019 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537164

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

chetak wrote:
Please end this futile discussion here.


Fair enough...
by jpremnath
03 Mar 2019 19:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 372
Views: 44667

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

The Q that beggars everyone is why Pak apparently embarked upon this " suicide mission", pun intended? The pakis probably hoped that the Pulwama attack would capture the imagination of Kashmiri youth and inspire them to climb the suicide ladder. This they might have thought would lead to ...
by jpremnath
03 Mar 2019 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537164

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

what's tickling you about the images?? and why?? Sir, the IAF clearly said they have the images and it is upto the govt to release it. Which meant they are ok with them being in public. I don’t need to see them. I trust my govt and armed forces. When I said we missed a trick by not showing the befo...
by jpremnath
03 Mar 2019 16:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537164

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Isn't the satellite images taken by MicroSat of Indian cities available in ISRO website? Doesnt this give away its capabilities.? Even if we dont want our crown surveillance capabilities to be put on display, couldnt one in a resolution similar to those images be shown?...The images and videos of Am...
by jpremnath
21 Feb 2019 12:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 211101

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

Noob pooch to Seniors....I see what i believe to be hardpoints at wingtips...Is it possible to have in the future; a towed decoy system like that of eurofighter here?..or is it something which will be too heavy to do that?
by jpremnath
20 Feb 2019 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 256925

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I dont think Vikrant will be 3 Bil when it is commissioned...We still dont know the final figure. A brand new one with EMALS should definitely go above 6 Bil..these are random figures, but knowing how all our recent def purchases went, I am pretty sure even 6 wont be enough...IN will definitely avoi...
by jpremnath
20 Feb 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 256925

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I am talking about plans to go beyond 3 CVs. How much will a CV with EMALS cost?.. when you add the cost of all the accompanying 40 odd fighters and their own weapon systems,will it stay within 10B $? We are not even addressing the operating costs on an annual basis here..It would beggar the IN budg...
by jpremnath
20 Feb 2019 12:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 211101

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

Isnt the current config derived from wind tunnel testing?..so wouldnt this be the final shape?. The SAB Gripen also has canards simply stuck on. Even then the MWF looks much better than the TFTA gripen. Hopefully this time they will give it a menacing name and not Tejas, Sankalp, Sanjay etc ..:mrgre...
by jpremnath
19 Feb 2019 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 256925

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^ Couldnt we do the above with Frigates and Destroyers?... I only meant we are forcing serious constraints on ourselves with this fantasy of CBGs. They are so damn expensive to build and maintain. Not to talk about buying 40 - 50 fighter jets to furnish it. All this while knowing how vulnerable a c...
by jpremnath
18 Feb 2019 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 256925

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I understand the importance of CVs..I only said I see no reason to go beyond 3 considering our limited resources. we also dont have enough capital ships to spare if all of them go for escort duties.. Another interesting point is that all the major naval powers with CVs besides UK make their own carr...
by jpremnath
18 Feb 2019 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 256925

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

What kind of power projection are we talking about?...That is something only Khan can do...Who is scared of us?...we dont have the ability to sustain high level combat ops beyond probably 2 weeks..How many ships can we spare to go for an expedition knowing that we are leaving our shores guarded by t...
by jpremnath
18 Feb 2019 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 256925

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I never thought I would say this, but Philip is absolutely spot on!...Our navy should be focusing on having enhancing our ASW capabilities and a formidable underwater wing of 30 to 40 Subs before we start adding CVs...For the Napakis, managing a single hit on one of our CV will be enough for them to...
by jpremnath
14 Feb 2019 19:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2969
Views: 507683

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

people whine a lot when inflation is high, but don't appreciate it when it is low. Its the middle class that whine..The reason is the low inflation doesnt really reflect in their house budget..Rents go up, medical bills are bloody high(everyone goes to pvt hospitals as govt ones are so and so..), g...
by jpremnath
14 Feb 2019 17:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2969
Views: 507683

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

In addition, the quality of jobs which are being generated are also not good...most companies give temporary jobs,to circumvent our rigid and stupid labour rules...If we talk about the white collar jobs, even the software jobs dont pay well..which means people struggle even when they reach their 30s...
by jpremnath
14 Feb 2019 15:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2969
Views: 507683

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What I meant was that there is a misconception that when headline inflation reaches lows like 2%, people are going to be happy...After all prices are rising very less right?...but if you see the reality, people react cynically to such numbers and the general feel is that life is getting more difficu...
by jpremnath
14 Feb 2019 13:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2969
Views: 507683

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

With fuel and food prices at historic low they have no where to go but up which would eventually heat of the inflation. IMHO, we should have an alternate figure to address the inflation that really hits common man. People are no longer that bothered by the price increases of rice and dal...its the ...
by jpremnath
29 Jan 2019 13:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 843447

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

It is this quest for the best gear that is the problem...We just can't afford it...They can either go for the best in lesser numbers or decent machine in numbers...But the IAF wants the best of both..They need to accept we don't have that kind of Money
by jpremnath
28 Jan 2019 23:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 843447

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

The government should never have agreed to MMRCA 2 in the first place!...Why does the govt has to bend over backwards everytime to IAF demands?...Let them take a look at PAF and PLAAF...does their officers say we cant fight unless we get the finest aircraft in the world?...they fight with what they ...
by jpremnath
28 Jan 2019 22:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 843447

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

Just can't understand why the govt can't put it's foot down and tell the IAF why we can't keep buying forren maal forever...How their dependence on OEM supports and spares for these ubercool imported aircrafts is compromising our sovereign foreign policy for ages to come...After all that's what we e...
by jpremnath
27 Jan 2019 13:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2929
Views: 257471

Re: Indian Roads Thread

They should be build where necessary and where they offer a clear advantage over other kinds of bridges. They shouldn't be build for the sake of building it. We do have quite a few suspension bridges in India don't we? We have only cable stayed bridges..Suspension footbridges are there in many loca...
by jpremnath
15 Jan 2019 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3736
Views: 497450

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

IMHO, it is pointless to take defense budget as % of GDP for a country whose govt revenues remain pitifully low at 12% of GDP (340B out of a GDP of 2.6T). If you consider % of budget, defense expenditure is at 13% (56B out of 410B expenditure). For contrast you can compare our situation to that of U...
by jpremnath
02 Jan 2019 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2347
Views: 162636

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

For all the "Kerala is different, the minorities here are different" arguments posed by the vast group of Keralite Hindus, let me say that its the BJP which stands besides them today. Where is the so called keralite identity among the minorities in kerala in this episode ? Do they stand w...
by jpremnath
02 Jan 2019 17:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2347
Views: 162636

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Long spell of CPI(M) rule in Kerala which is clearly going to push state to higher levels of lawlessness and anarchy And the people in the most literate state of India cannot comprehend that? And if they do, they will not seek to change the situation? The reason LDF gets almost 80% (just a ballpark...
by jpremnath
27 Dec 2018 15:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2347
Views: 162636

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The situation is not that simple. Even among Hindus, LDF's main support base is the Ezhava community who are the foot soldiers. They form a significant chunk of the labour force in the state and hence their commitment to the commies.Besides, they have also been the major beneficiary of the Social, l...
by jpremnath
27 Dec 2018 13:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2347
Views: 162636

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

...You know what I am really scared of? In the coming assembly election, BJP taking Congi votes and letting LDF to power again. I am seriously afraid BJP will do that, in a move to sow the seeds to reap benefit later with a Cong mukt KL and eventually a BJP ruled state with Commies in opposition on...
by jpremnath
21 Dec 2018 13:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1124
Views: 120100

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Sorry, I should have been clearer..What I meant to say was compared to our immediate neighbours, countries like Vietnam are too far away from us to give an advantage to China. Definitely we would prefer them to be on our side in the long run. But considering our limited economic power, it would be m...
by jpremnath
20 Dec 2018 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1124
Views: 120100

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Yup, 1988..thats 30 years ago..What did we do for them after? Lend an occasional helicopter or Petrol vessel here and there...Those are peanuts as aid by any measure. We could ignore countries like Vietnam, Mauritius, et al because them going to the Chinese dont affect us that much. Nepal, Sri Lanka...
by jpremnath
20 Dec 2018 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 345417

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

From the above article... ....According to the undisclosed proposal drawn up by the Pakistani Air Force and Chinese officials at the start of the year, a special economic zone under CPEC would be created in Pakistan to produce a new generation of fighter jets. For the first time, navigation systems,...
by jpremnath
20 Dec 2018 11:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1124
Views: 120100

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

If they decide to go to the highest bidder, the story clearly does not end there. Problems continue, and likely exacerbate. One could easily argue that it's probably not a matter of 'if' but 'when'. So India's gotta be thinking today about options, were this to happen. This what I was trying to all...
by jpremnath
19 Dec 2018 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 256925

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^ And while we bend over backwards to accommodate Russia, they happily develop their new relationship with the Pakis...Joint exercises, talks about new arms sales to the terrorstanis and even talks with Taliban against our interests!..I still haven't forgotten how they went ahead with their joint e...
by jpremnath
19 Dec 2018 12:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4902
Views: 394017

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

This was the same story in England...Every time we were made to bat 4th Innings, we fold without a fight. There was no defiance or grit except maybe in the last test, where again it was only two batsmen who showed up while the rest went by the script. Losing is part of the game, but we would hope to...
by jpremnath
18 Dec 2018 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1124
Views: 120100

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

^^ I did not understand your concern..is it about the 1.4B $? “For Maldives’ social and economic development we are providing a financial assistance of $1.4 billion in the form of budgetary support, currency swap agreements and concessional lines of credit... This is the official press release..so i...
by jpremnath
18 Dec 2018 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1124
Views: 120100

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Singha wrote:......its amazing one of the top5 military powers in the world has to do some much thinking how to manage a midget smaller than bengaluru city....


Bangalore city?? Maldives has a pop of 4.5 lakhs!!..that is probably smaller than Indira Nagar! :rotfl:

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