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by jpremnath
18 Dec 2018 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1115
Views: 110990

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: 1115
Views: 110990

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:
by jpremnath
18 Dec 2018 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1115
Views: 110990

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

If India is going to spend 1 billion $, and something sours, and their govt asks troops to leave (like GMR airport was kicked out after completing the project), will the troops stay put. Or are they obligated to leave under agreements as per Maldivian/Indian/UN or United Federation of Planets law. ...
by jpremnath
18 Dec 2018 02:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1115
Views: 110990

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

It would do far less harm than having the Chinese open their own base right under our nose in one of their atolls...They were on their way of getting a permanent base in Maldives before the whole election googly turned everything upside down (for them that is)...it was Indias hands off approach whic...
by jpremnath
06 Dec 2018 03:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103982

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

^^ The teacher, Deepa Nishanth is one of the many pro-left 'pseudo intellectuals' who are very active on social media...makes grand statements on anything under the sun with heavy vocabulary as long as it is not against the left..One common feature amongst this bunch is that they consider themselves...
by jpremnath
04 Dec 2018 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103982

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The IAF news seems to be true... http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2018/nov/30/centre-charges-state-rs-291-cr-for-airlifting-ration-goods-1905153.html ..The Indian Air Force has asked the state government to pay Rs 290.74 crore as aircraft charge for holding rescue operations during mid-...
by jpremnath
22 Nov 2018 21:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2904
Views: 239843

Re: Indian Roads Thread

^^ If that was the reason, poor planning I must say...Govts keep compromising and this is the new 'chalta hai' . Expressways world over are built to international standards; even in piss poor nations. And unfortunately for us, its always a hit or miss.
by jpremnath
15 Nov 2018 14:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2541
Views: 401462

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Expect a boost in figures this year...with the fall in Rupee, people have been taking loans and sending home money...The interest rates are much lower here and no mortgage is needed for one to get a loan. The last such deluge in remittances was in 2013-2014 when the rupee went through a similar coll...
by jpremnath
09 Nov 2018 01:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2541
Views: 401462

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Alright, I retract the last line...But can you answer the first part?..why is the govt insisting on transferring capital reserves now?..They didnt do that in the last 4 years and neither did any of the previous governments...I dont see any impending emergency situation which requires such a step. Th...
by jpremnath
08 Nov 2018 15:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2541
Views: 401462

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

On the Govt Vs RBI controversy this is what I think. The RBI has parked 8,22,000 crore of its surplus under two heads: Foreign Currency and Gold Revaluation Account and Contingency Fund Account. Of this the former comes to Rs6,90,000 crore and the latter, the 2,32,000 crore. There is another small ...
by jpremnath
31 Oct 2018 18:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2541
Views: 401462

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

One problem with the analysis posted by Vips is that Kerala going from 9 to 1 and Bihar going from 80 to 50 will suggest KL has done great at 90% reduction. But reality is that in terms of sheer numbers the reduction is huge in BH. That article is poor analysis. How so?...Its an index and not absol...
by jpremnath
21 Oct 2018 11:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2932
Views: 360302

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

IMHO, any future HSR between Chennai and Bangalore should bypass the current route entirely...take a Bangalore-Tirupati-Chennai Route...Tirupati can then be a junction for future Hyd line...can save on having separate Blr-Hyd and Hyd-Chennai HSR routes..
by jpremnath
20 Oct 2018 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2524
Views: 320923

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

And one needs to look at the duplicity of ASEAN and others who push India to sign this...They drag their feet on service trade agreements including free movement of professionals, but want India to remove tariffs on the goods they export...and our idiotic babu's can't put enough pressure on these co...
by jpremnath
20 Oct 2018 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1624
Views: 134981

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Subliminal Message To India ? Imran Khan Is Not Afraid :roll: PM Imran Khan continues meeting during earthquake The News International - Web Desk Oct 20, 2018 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan was chairing a meeting when a low intensity earthquake jolted the capital on Friday. He refused to leav...
by jpremnath
20 Oct 2018 15:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2524
Views: 320923

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

RCEP stalled. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-19/china-trade-pact-stalls-as-trump-tariffs-feed-indian-backlash Great news!!..I was flabbergasted when this govt gave in to most of the demands of RECP..Any govt with the best of nations interest would have just withdrawn from this shit...
by jpremnath
18 Oct 2018 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1624
Views: 134981

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Big time U-turn! Pakistan may not approach IMF: PM Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Pakistan may not have to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for loans. the premier reminded that the government is consulting some friendly countries and urged them for cooperation. Their...
by jpremnath
18 Oct 2018 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1599
Views: 230453

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

I understand the whole ruckus from scamgress is just to put the govt on defensive ahead of key elections..or probably to prevent the govt from calling for an early elections.. it seems to have worked..the common man doesn't go into the nitty gritty of complex deals..we need to see how they have take...
by jpremnath
18 Oct 2018 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1599
Views: 230453

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

Alright.. can understand your frustrations.. I don't insinuate that govt did some hanky panky..I am just trying to understand why such a well thought out, well bargained purchase ended up being dragged through the muck.. Let me explain why some of us are frustrated...The whole Rafale purchase is pai...
by jpremnath
18 Oct 2018 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1599
Views: 230453

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

For any other government program, any private player who wants to partner should show a solid balance sheet, prior experience and sufficient staff strength. I am talking about simple stuff like construction and consulting services. You need to pass through this gate before even competing on tenders....
by jpremnath
14 Oct 2018 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1624
Views: 134981

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Journos Grill Asad Over IMF Deal “I had three meetings with the IMF,” he said. ...So there were multiple meetings. Did he meet Gita Gopinath (Chief Economist, Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Research Department) and roving "Raa agint"? She takes over on January 01...So the b...
by jpremnath
14 Oct 2018 17:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1624
Views: 134981

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

kvraghav wrote:Looking at no reactions from the dravidas for sidhu statements, think dravidians have only problem with Modi


Bcoz South don't give a crap about Sidhu...
by jpremnath
14 Oct 2018 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 709525

Re: Small Arms Thread

ks_sachin wrote:This thread rivals the flight safety thread in the level of depression it creates....


The short sightedness and lack of concern for strategic implications displayed by the men leading procurement at our forces is what is most depressing.
by jpremnath
12 Oct 2018 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 162529

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

Jays Sir, as expected the idrw kids copied your image, dude seriously these guys need to have some shame ... anyways i like them as news aggregators but hate them for the lack of editorial ethics. Ha ha. I should have put a small marker on the image. :lol: Anyway, I shot a tweet to the buggers. The...
by jpremnath
12 Oct 2018 17:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103982

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Premnath lets keep it here. Please suggest a proper thread title as we follow the great churning. Kerala Chaos or Churn? I think what Sachin suggested might be a good idea...Everytime i see a new post in the thread, i click thinking it is something related to floods, only to see the Sabarimala mele...
by jpremnath
11 Oct 2018 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103982

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

We have gone way off topic.. Maybe it is better to start a separate thread on Sabarimala judgement ?.. On the post flood management by commies, the donations have crossed 1600 crores, but the dispersement to those affected has been patchy to say the best. There are still plenty who haven't reCived t...
by jpremnath
11 Oct 2018 19:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 977767

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

The QRSAM looks like Astra mostly but has two differences that I can see: some kind of small canard near the nose (the pic is pretty low res, so I may be wrong) and smokey propellant. Wouldn't it have more range if it is a Astra derivative?..maybe I am wrong, I was under impression that we had anot...
by jpremnath
11 Oct 2018 19:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 977767

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Noob pooch...Is it possible to derive a CCM from QRSAM?...Haven't heard of any WVR missile program after BVR Astra..If so, our aerial missile systems turn full desi...That would be impressive. It is possible, however that would be unnecessary diversion of resources. We have more important areas lik...
by jpremnath
11 Oct 2018 14:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 977767

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Noob pooch...Is it possible to derive a CCM from QRSAM?...Haven't heard of any WVR missile program after BVR Astra..If so, our aerial missile systems turn full desi...That would be impressive.
by jpremnath
06 Oct 2018 13:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 428
Views: 19137

Re: Indian investments thread

I have been averaging TaMo for a while now..but it will take atleast 3 or 4 years before the stock gets back its mojo...the huge capex announced by jlr has spooked investors...Most of jlr products barring ipace and fpace are getting stale now and they need a grand refresh to get back that oomph fact...
by jpremnath
02 Oct 2018 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2524
Views: 320923

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

This goodie-goodie article suggest the Chinese were definitely planning to make Maldives an outpost( atleast logistics & listening) for their naval ships. This island Feydhoo Finolhu must have been part of dredging plans similar to SCS. Maldives cannot pay the debt, so take this island in retur...
by jpremnath
02 Oct 2018 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1599
Views: 230453

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

In short, what Philip saar is saying is to push the first flight of LCA mk2 beyond 2030 , junk all studies and developments we made on AMCA to date to chase an unpractical 6th gen design (when we are still doing baby steps on 5th gen) sabotaging and cancelling the whole program en route...so that we...
by jpremnath
01 Oct 2018 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3316
Views: 611129

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Well, atleast we are launching on our own rocket!.... : /
by jpremnath
30 Sep 2018 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1115
Views: 110990

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Come to think of it..how many billions of dollars are wasted every year now bailing out stupid PSUs like Air India and those sorts..and we are underwriting banks and their NPAs through LIC and other arrangements which seem to be a never ending saga... Paying up the 1.2b$ for maldives will be the bes...
by jpremnath
30 Sep 2018 20:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2541
Views: 401462

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I guess its like a chicken and egg situation. Manufacturing of those components here wont happen unless each of those manufacturers find critical volume for final assembly here. This is pretty much how the Chini ecosystem was also built..the initial components came from Taiwan, Korea and Japan for t...
by jpremnath
27 Sep 2018 16:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3316
Views: 611129

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Actually we are on a race with Israel ( a private firm in collaboration with Israeli space agency) to become the fourth country to soft land on moon . Damn!!...I looked upon their project. Planned for Falcon launch and the whole systems on display looks quite complete and on track for a Feb landing...
by jpremnath
27 Sep 2018 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3316
Views: 611129

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

As far as I am concerned, they can take as much time as they want...no prizes for early launch and no one else is in a race with us to moon..All that matters ultimately is whether we manage a safe landing and the rover manages to roll around.. All the jholawalas, BBC CNN ethyathi and our neighbourho...
by jpremnath
25 Sep 2018 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1599
Views: 230453

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

1. Reliance was roped in even during UPA 126 deal time. So what was the need to cancel 126 and go with 36 "for the benefit of Reliance". They would have had their pie in 126 original contract too or if the new conditions where to be incorporated into the original 126 deal. Lets not get th...
by jpremnath
23 Sep 2018 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1599
Views: 230453

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

Bull shit. You are trying to do the equivalent of a Paki style equal equal on terror with India when they are the ones immersed in it. Looking at it objectively, there is absolutely no corruption. One may have a question here or there, and some may question the very deal based on cost/benefit analy...
by jpremnath
22 Sep 2018 16:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2524
Views: 320923

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

This will create problems for our S400 deal. US may sanction DRDO, which is going to hit us badly on the LCA program. In a way, this is good. We won't be able to deal with Russians because of threat of sanctions, but cannot deal with US because of it's threat of sanctions. GoI will be forced to inv...
by jpremnath
17 Sep 2018 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 709525

Re: Small Arms Thread

I think a more practical solution will be arm our CISF, ITBP and other para military forces with JVPC and possible MCIWS Mk2...Let them use the weapon and find out the chinks if any..And if they prove to be good, then it will be easier to convince the Army to buy them...Or better,.. they themselves ...

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