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by jpremnath
19 Jun 2020 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I think that as the full extent of this clash becomes better known the new General knows he has a fight on his hands. Overall I would call this a draw notwithstanding the defacto control that the PLA now exercise upto Finger 4 because the new General is probably going to be more careful in the futu...
by jpremnath
18 Jun 2020 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

India should officially declare China Virus infection count .... All the Health Ministry press notes should change the name and start using this instead of COVID-19. What can they do ? This is one punch that will be remembered for a long long time ... Wish our govt will think over and act on it ......
by jpremnath
18 Jun 2020 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

With this line of thought and the expected economic fallout , it may seem prudent to agree to Chinese demands on border demarcations and become a copper brother to the dragon. But , the problem with autocratic nations is their appetite is whetted by every surrender and they will not stop at the bor...
by jpremnath
18 Jun 2020 11:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5586
Views: 1185133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I do hope Indiamart gets it act together. They have enough mindshare and quite a good number of manufacturer listings. And I have noticed there are plenty of indian manufacturers for most items. Hopefully sooner or later they will improve the interface and functioning ready to ride the manufacturing...
by jpremnath
18 Jun 2020 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

In the days of Corona and a general anti-China sentiment across western world, shutting down a market of 1.3B people for any Chinese products is quite a good economic deterrence wouldn't you think so? A complete annihilation of Chinese Navy by Indian and Australian Navies in Indian Ocean, is that n...
by jpremnath
17 Jun 2020 13:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I agree. An escalation is in order. Time to raise the costs. If the Chinese want to get out of this without an escalation, they can unconditionally restore the April status quo. Sneaky one aren't you Mr Khan. A nice ban is in order for cretins like you! Care to explain why you would want to abuse a...
by jpremnath
16 Jun 2020 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Is the IAF in the air? If not then GOI wants to seriously deescalate. Something I was arguing on tweetar tha GoI will not use IAF unless PLAAF is involved... despite thousands of article about need to involve IAF. Why are we always 'reacting'..?.Be it against the pakis or against the Chinese..We do...
by jpremnath
16 Jun 2020 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Update: Atleast 4 PLA soldiers including 1 Officer eliminated on Chinese side. Never saw this number 4 anywhere in the army statement. The army statement which came first did not talk of any casualty on the other side. Later an amended statement just added ' casualties on both sides'... Here in thi...
by jpremnath
05 Jun 2020 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834091

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The fact is we are nowhere near the peak and will soon be next to US and Brazil in terms of total confirmed cases. With lockdown easing, it is not going to slow down...The only silver lining is that our recoveries are also rising fast...Almost 50% of total cases now
by jpremnath
03 Jun 2020 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214636

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Best case scenario is getting Israelis to supply us with some ready to deploy SAMs..And if we are ready to compromise on self respect and sovereignty, THAAD from US. THAAD isn't a traditional SAM system, it is a highly specialized BMD system aimed at a particular target set which is unlikely to pla...
by jpremnath
03 Jun 2020 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214636

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Any action at the border will be quick and decisive. We won't have the luxury of waiting. If it is about leasing Sukhois and Migs, why would Russia anger the Chinese by arming us against them? And even if they want to help us, China won't let them. The Chinese have the Russians by their balls..The F...
by jpremnath
03 Jun 2020 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214636

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Respect is not moral gyaan..If we had to bring in USAF to save our ass, expect the average indian to give zero respect to both our forces and political leadership in future. And whats the cost? What do you think will be the pound of flesh we will end up giving in return to US? We will be their poodl...
by jpremnath
03 Jun 2020 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214636

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Can't believe seasoned members of BRF hoping for US intervention and overnight purchase of F16s...3rd biggest military budget, overwhelming superiority in numbers and this what we feel.. Have to give it to the pakis...With a fraction of our budget and equipment, they show more b***s. If our sacred b...
by jpremnath
01 Jun 2020 16:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836055

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

there is something known as psyops. no senior IA gentleman will say such a thing publicly and especially to the press, unless it was a pre arranged question and an answer obviously meant to be publicized. I sincerely hope that is the case..But the fact that we let both the Bhooka nangas and Chinese...
by jpremnath
01 Jun 2020 14:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836055

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

True. It's psychological. The numbers are in our favor. Overwhelmingly in our favor. 250K versus 21K. All it takes is one person to make the call and it is a foregone conclusion. There sure is a mental block...We can feel it..Almost like our forces want to just wait it out even with all the superio...
by jpremnath
01 Jun 2020 13:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836055

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Lekhraj wrote:After taking POK, we need to free Tibet and diminish China's influence on Nepal, Burma and Srilanka. Then we need to stop all imports form China and turn them to begger nation.

Freeing Tibet?...Nice!! First let us see if we have it in us to dislodge the Chinese from Finger 8 of the lake..
by jpremnath
31 May 2020 18:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8085
Views: 1074426

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

We are already addressed Bharat in most native languages. Our passports address the country name as 'Bharathiya Ganarajya'. Even in Malayalam, Bharatham is widely used. If it has to be a unifying theme then make sure all native languages address India as Bharat in all communications. Let the country...
by jpremnath
31 May 2020 16:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8085
Views: 1074426

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/india-to-be-renamed-to-bharat-sc-to-hear-plea-on-june-2-1683736-2020-05-30 I hope the plea gets thrown out!...Germany calls itself 'Deutschland' in native German language and 'Germany' in international communications...and we already follow this.
by jpremnath
31 May 2020 16:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836055

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I think these are the 5 that were reported to be 'detained' by the Chinese in early may when the scuffles started. They dont look like someone dragged out of water.
by jpremnath
15 May 2020 04:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834091

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

India seems to have milder illness from Covid, with a higher recovery rate & lower mortality rate (MoH presser). Can Dr from desh confirm this please. Our recovery rate is just decent, it should have been much higher after almost two months. We will enter the top 10 countries list this week its...
by jpremnath
15 May 2020 04:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8085
Views: 1074426

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Aadhar for NRIs is still not very clear. When the rule came to link PAN with Aadhar, I went personally to the local Income tax office for clarification when i came for vacation. When I told them that since i was an NRI i never took Aadhar, his suggestion was that i better do it or my PAN card will ...
by jpremnath
15 May 2020 01:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8085
Views: 1074426

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If you read the fine print of Indian property ownership, this can be contested. That is one reason many green card holders never surrender passport. This is very strict now adays OCIs are permitted to buy property, except agricultural property. It is not possible for a non resident to obtain Aadhaa...
by jpremnath
12 May 2020 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8085
Views: 1074426

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

No, I am more concerned with false reporting which is encouraging anti-India groups with more fuel to play around with. It is true that the current ruling 'national' party in Kerala have no hold on Indian national level politics, and they also do not have any leader who can have a pan-India impact....
by jpremnath
12 May 2020 19:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8085
Views: 1074426

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Way to go...paint an entire state with the same brush, wish ill for them all because there are people who dont support your political party . I am from that state (though I have been living in another state for more than the number of years spent there), and to be frank I am disgusted to see the an...
by jpremnath
12 May 2020 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 977
Views: 246343

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

https://twitter.com/Kuntal__biswas/status/1258703834383294465?s=20 ---> Future indigenous AESA radars for front line fighters of IAF. Big shout out to Kuntal Biswas for these lifelike renders...Having worked on making 3d renders, i can appreciate the amount of effort which went into making such det...
by jpremnath
12 May 2020 19:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8085
Views: 1074426

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Way to go...paint an entire state with the same brush, wish ill for them all because there are people who dont support your political party. In Malayalam there is a popular saying, " A woman who is wishing her brother's death just to see sister in-law's tears"... NRI remittances to Kerala ...
by jpremnath
10 May 2020 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834091

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The speed of our growth in active cases will push us into the top 10 list within a few days. I must say, among the worst affected, the recovery of Turkey has been quite impressive. Their active cases is dropping fast and is almost the same as India's even though they had reached more than 1,37,000 c...
by jpremnath
09 May 2020 02:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Status of Indian Nationals abroad
Replies: 151
Views: 16934

Re: Status of Indian Nationals abroad

Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate 1.8 million Indians from West Asia. https://twitter.com/kanimozhi/status/1257772046966194181?s=19 Is that number for real? I thought the evacuation plan was initially 15K with up to 200K from everywhere -- US, UK, Gulf. Nearly two million seems like an immense p...
by jpremnath
06 May 2020 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 977
Views: 246343

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Knowledgeable folks of BRF, any news on the Foliage Penetrating radar? There was this old article 10 years back which said LRDE was working on one. Then we heard we are acquiring one from Israel. https://www.deccanherald.com/content/86128/blore-scientists-develop-radar-scan.html "...As the gove...
by jpremnath
06 May 2020 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1085
Views: 216396

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The Indian Mil Establishment's views on 'Objectives' totally discounts the effect on public morale. Pakis understand this better, their primary objective is to convince the average paki in the streets that they can strike India and the 'meek indians' wont dare to react. They dont care about the deat...
by jpremnath
01 May 2020 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755164

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

Talking of infowar, I still cant wrap my head around why RAW/MI couldnt dug up the details of the pilot who was downed. PAF has only so many pilots and One of them died. And we couldnt track a high profile fighter pilot who never went home? Leaking the details and photoos of the pilot would have sen...
by jpremnath
29 Apr 2020 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1085
Views: 216396

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

WW2 proved the value of subs. It was perhaps the most feared German weapon and sunk up to 3000 allied ships. Even today, subs are one of the greatest fears of even a carrier group. It can singelhandly challenge the whole group. Particularly the nuclear subs are very dangerous, as they can stay subm...
by jpremnath
15 Apr 2020 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742208

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

Essentially, the issues are the last mile issues seen in any product, having not done this before, the last 15%(which is almost always where every company falters) needs certain kinds of competency which the teams lack add to that attrition Hopefully they will get their act together soon...we badly...
by jpremnath
15 Apr 2020 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742208

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

That's a bummer..From the way this company broke into news in the last few days, many were projecting them to be the best candidate to replace Huawei in India. Are there any corporate management issues?
by jpremnath
13 Apr 2020 02:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8085
Views: 1074426

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^ It is is just hard to believe the kerala numbers because they dont seem to have a hard contact tracing process or isolation statistics. For example Tamil nadu just cleared 58,000 odd people from isolation today. There are still close to 40,000 people in isolation. There 80 lakh people under the...
by jpremnath
10 Apr 2020 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834091

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

896 new cases in the last 24 hours...Much higher than the 740 odd yesterday and the 600 day before. I think things are going out of hand. The TJ meet single handedly destroyed the entire efforts of the country... The TJ did do significant damage. However, total cases are doubling every 5 days, and ...
by jpremnath
10 Apr 2020 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834091

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

896 new cases in the last 24 hours...Much higher than the 740 odd yesterday and the 600 day before. I think things are going out of hand. The TJ meet single handedly destroyed the entire efforts of the country...
by jpremnath
09 Apr 2020 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834091

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Yes, but at the current rate of cases doubling every 4 days we will cross 50,000 well within 2 weeks.
by jpremnath
09 Apr 2020 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834091

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

For folks who dont understand tamil 1. The video camera holder is saying that the queue stretches all the way to food near police station 2. The video date seems to be March 27th based on comments 3. Dharavi has a lot of tamil migrants who are workers In the bigger scheme of things MH,MP,KL and WB ...
by jpremnath
05 Apr 2020 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1046131

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

It seems to be supplied by an Italian company.

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