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by nam
26 Oct 2020 20:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5586
Views: 1185163

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Do we have data somewhere, on what have reduced importing? I know oil(reduced cost) and gold, but no specific data on other items. With respect to China, we have hit them on non-essentials imports. The exports to Chinis have primarily increased in steel and ore. Do we have any data on the effect in ...
by nam
26 Oct 2020 14:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

NLOAS ATGM & Loitering drones, on their won may not win wars. However they will provide tactical precision to punch through heavy defenses. Defensive positions which are well protected against 155MM rounds, can be hit by NLOS and loitering drones. This is going to give us serious headache in the...
by nam
25 Oct 2020 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Spike NLOS hitting though Armenian targets https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1320355625243676674 Loitering drones, PGM, NLOS ATGM are going to cause lots of damage along 30-40KM depth. The level of precision in tactical system has given tremendous boost in inflicting causalities on frontline units....
by nam
25 Oct 2020 04:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4607
Views: 760509

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I generally check on comments section of social media and youtube, to gauge the "mood" and I came across the CNN video of Tulsi having a go at Harris. Y4fjA0K2EeE It is fascinating how she has overwhelming(I mean really overwhelming) support among what looks like Republican voters, with ma...
by nam
24 Oct 2020 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

In a full border fight they will. Along with increasing funding to NE groups, Chinis will invest in our social trouble makers. Highlight our social issues and how lot of people in India are suppressed by higher case people etc. They can make up such an excuse and target NE positions with airpower. I...
by nam
24 Oct 2020 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

They can built any number of airfields/alg etc, it is not going to change the lift capability, as explained ad nauseum on this thread. PLAAF job is not do deep and heavy strikes. It is to keep IAF busy. And PLAAF has enough numbers to keep IAF busy. What they lack is airbases. If they have to do de...
by nam
24 Oct 2020 01:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5586
Views: 1185163

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

For regions like coastal KN & Kerala, which receive heavy rainfall, they generally have wells. It is only in urban cities, where water connections are provided. Framers running pumps for their field will probably not be counted under "tap water" head, but they have no shortage of water...
by nam
23 Oct 2020 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206375

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

If we have tested Muntra with UGV tech, we are better off creating a unmanned light tank with 120/125MM gun.

The protection level's won't matter and we can keep it really light.
by nam
23 Oct 2020 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2401
Views: 514348

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

As with everything in our case, large orders will not be given to private sector. DPSU( like HAL) don't have the money for drone R&D, nor the approval. So yeah, there is only imports. You want drones, call up the private biggies. Tell them to line up their drone. They can get them through their ...
by nam
23 Oct 2020 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

As I expected, Chinis are building new airport/airbase/ALG. It is a matter of time, before they overcome the deficiency in PLAAF numbers. You just built more airbases. Even if you deploy 1 sqd each, you just build 30-40 airbase/airports. Very doable for the Chinis. https://twitter.com/detresfa_/stat...
by nam
23 Oct 2020 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023068

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Come to think of it CM have a history of not self destructing easily. The in-famous incident of Tomahawks landing in one piece within our dear neighbor's house..and then making them "cruise missile superpower" overnight..
by nam
23 Oct 2020 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2401
Views: 514348

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

True. Most of the UAV based solutions require huge numbers to make an effect. When you need something in large numbers, you cannot hide them. So it will not be a surprise. Moreover for a nation like US, a surprise will be only during the initial phase of an offensive by the adversary. It can bring i...
by nam
23 Oct 2020 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2401
Views: 514348

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

No. it might have caused more causalities among US forces, but won't change the result. The Azer UAVs are good against those who cannot field strong airpower. Having said that if Iraq was able to fire say thousands of loitering killer drones towards incoming US armor divisions, it would have caused ...
by nam
23 Oct 2020 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023068

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It was initially reported as SFTE issue. Someone feed the journo that "engine was not certified on ground". You could make out the engine was the scapegoat..
by nam
22 Oct 2020 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The claims are only valid if Taiwan represent China. If Taiwan considers itself an independent country, then it is NOT China. It cannot claim areas on behalf of China. More than claims on Tibet etc, what would be interesting to see if Taiwan claim mainland China, specially if it becomes independent....
by nam
22 Oct 2020 13:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023068

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

We should come up with a 30-40KM version of SANT with Imaging RF or IR seeker, which can be deployed on peaks. It can act like a static drone, providing firesupport against Chini targets on the Tibet plains. At these ranges, with low visibility exhaust, the Chinis won't know what is hitting them. Bu...
by nam
22 Oct 2020 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The chinis cannot break us with military force, so they must be planning to fund trouble makers, left wing loonies with the help of media to make more noise. Add to this, they will fish in our social issues. We have enough politicians who can sell themselves for the right price. And enough Chinese c...
by nam
21 Oct 2020 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The only way to break Chinese power is to break it's economic engine. It's export engine. It's manufacturing power. This can only happen if we are aligned with US, Europe, SK, Taiwan & Japan. Why would they take the manufacturing from one threat to another location, who is not allied? They are n...
by nam
21 Oct 2020 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Our jokers will never fail to do the "non-alignment" nonsense. China, a commie nation, fought a full fledged war with US, switched side in a blink of eye, for it's self interest. Result it a 15T second largest economy in the world. Able to threaten us at will. But US is the threat to our a...
by nam
20 Oct 2020 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The lesson that has got embedded in GoI (irrespective of the party in power) is that not that Chinese will intrude again, but that they will leave after asking for some local changes (stop water supply, some hut or bunker etc). Or like Doklam, enough chai and biscuit will melt Chinis hearts... The s...
by nam
20 Oct 2020 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724646

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

UK even converted a RAF A330 tanker in to their PM official air transport!
by nam
20 Oct 2020 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Malabar is happening after the US election!

Wonder what would be the effect, if there is a change of administration.
by nam
19 Oct 2020 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Would this be the first exercise where IN will have a look at F35? Mig29K flying with F35?
by nam
19 Oct 2020 17:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966448

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

GoI will rollback, the moment there is some pull back from the Chinis. I am really hoping the PLA is adamant. Aussies have been called for Malabar. Hope the Chinis go apesh*** and decide to extend their stay. I really want the standoff to continue for the next 1 year.. Meanwhile Taiwan rolls out a p...
by nam
18 Oct 2020 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023068

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Brahmos seem to hit targets like we see of Tomahawk. I don't see why we cannot put the same seeker on Nirbhay and deploy it.

Brahmos tests are probably made public, because the Russians would know about any tests. Nirbhay can be tested in Rajasthan, without making it public.
by nam
18 Oct 2020 15:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5586
Views: 1185163

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We got to push hard on manufacturing and white goods export. This is the area, which we need to degrade the Chinese as much as possible. There are two areas of money spinners. Manufacturing & IT/BPO services. Chinis cannot take IT/BPO services from us, but with the right political climate and fu...
by nam
17 Oct 2020 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

It is not about loosing. I fear our babus will find a solution, even if it is a tactical victory.

It is very important, that we don't find a solution. The continuation of the standoff is very important for our future.
by nam
17 Oct 2020 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Our MEA minister has mentioned that "talks are classified". Translation: India is discussing a face saver deal for the Chinis.. The babus from the both sides must have joined the talks to override local commanders. The primary issue is that the Chinis babu is on the side of PLA. Our babus ...
by nam
17 Oct 2020 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

62 is infact the perfect template what the Chinis would like to achieve. 62: They attacked and got to advance further. Convinced us to a ceasefire. The icing on the cake was to convince us NOT to alter the LAC for the past 58 years!, despite the fact that China attacked and occupied our areas! We ev...
by nam
17 Oct 2020 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Now we cannot say, we didn't know that Chinis were attacking us in 2020.. :rotfl:

A news report from wait for it 2013..

by nam
16 Oct 2020 03:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Chini idea would be to make it look like we fired first, they responded ( with all video feed and all). "Indians were completely routed and abandoned positions. We are now calling for ceasefire and complete withdrawal", yada yada.. Nobody will know who is in which position. But the PR job ...
by nam
16 Oct 2020 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Did we stay back in winter after the 62 war? or both sides decided to move out?

If both sides moved out, why is Srijap still with the PLA?
by nam
16 Oct 2020 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

This does not mean they are even close to giving up. The CCP might just decide to give a final push to retrieve the situation as per their original plan. Or have a quick military strike followed by "voluntary restraint" and diplomacy to make sure their image is not damaged too much and th...
by nam
15 Oct 2020 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The LAC is 3400KM long. We can invade anywhere on the 3400KM LAC, in response to any Chinese action. They want to take over Ladakh region at 15,000 ft and guard it during winter. They are welcome. We will invade at lower altitude at other points on LAC. It is not just going to war. They have to guar...
by nam
15 Oct 2020 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Irrespective of the result of the war, they cannot stop the roads. How many times will they go to war with us for stopping road building?

Their only hope was we "chickening out". They lost, the moment we said no.
by nam
15 Oct 2020 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

So the Chinis have finally opened their mouth, telling us the reason for the standoff. They want to stop our roads. Since we have declined to stop, there is nothing to gain in going back. Even a war will not stop the road building. It can only stop, if we stop it out of fear... Hence the Chinis are ...
by nam
13 Oct 2020 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Looks like we in deadlock. It is nearing time, when it will be stay for winter. Chinis might think, if you are staying for winters anyways, why not fire off few rounds...not to mention US elections providing the distraction. Hope Chini positions and movements are been monitored. If there is a fight,...
by nam
13 Oct 2020 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

No news about yesterday's meeting. If neither side is agreeing, I don't see the need for 11 hours meeting. MEA would have come blaring it's lungs out and patting itself, if there was a breakthrough. The recent statements by RM seems GoI is not confident, there won't be a Chinese attack. US statement...
by nam
13 Oct 2020 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397792

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Just for reference here, Ops Barbarosa at it's peak was a front of 4100 KM. Rajnath Singh today mentioned our two fronts: 7000KM!

We are damn lucky for having the Himalayas.

And our biggest weakness is not concentrating on air power. Only powerful airpower can guard such a long frontier.
by nam
12 Oct 2020 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023068

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There might be PTAE-7 version of Nirbhay deployed. If these were user tested in Rajasthan desert, it won't be public. After all Nirbhay flies on wavepoints. Because of the lower thrust, it won't fly higher(?), hence the lower range. Ofcourse, lower fuel efficiency compared to a turbofan. The peculia...

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