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by Sumair
29 May 2019 06:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 269
Views: 20019

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

A totally unnecessary blue on blue on twitter on Raja Rammohan Roy. There were 9 loksabha seats in WB on 7th phase out of which Dumdum and Kolkata Uttar were winnable given the wave but we lost after the Vidyasagar statue incident and the inept handling of the same by BJP. Today all Bengali newspap...
by Sumair
26 May 2019 06:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92597

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

News trickling in, Arun Jaitley may have passed away.
by Sumair
08 May 2019 07:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469555

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Saurav Ganguly?! If BJP gets more than 12 seats there will be exodus out of TMC on 24th May. #Jihadidi has a choice go for polls or sit in Opposition. Or governor's rule if she waffles or leads to violence Can't have a border state with such people in charge. Sumair, You think CM face is a crickete...
by Sumair
07 May 2019 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469555

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

In 5th phase TMC has done well in WB. Neck to neck between BJP and TMC. Last 2 phases will determine who will get larger no of seats but TMC has advantage. Even if BJP gets less seats it will be incredible given that the party had no base even a few years back. Will set up 2021 nicely. The hardest ...
by Sumair
27 Apr 2019 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 125928

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Then Defense Minister Mulayum SIngh Yadav personally went to Russia to sign the deal. A lot of things happened behind the scenes.
by Sumair
25 Apr 2019 06:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469555

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Per some “chaiwala friends”, country’s premium internal intelligence agency has very very positive reports for the government.
by Sumair
08 Apr 2019 01:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414344

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

Like most people on the forum, I too do not have very high regards for Mr. Shekhar Gupta, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. So let’s remove the messenger from the message for a second and look at the essence of the message; whether we downed their one plane or not is irrelevant. Consider...
by Sumair
07 Apr 2019 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414344

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

A broad sentiment by most people nicely summed up by Shekhar Gupta Please remove this junk link of absolute nonsense. It has been fairly well established that shekhar Gupta is an unpad gawar when it comes to defence matters and has displayed all traits of Paid media (this video was put up just hour...
by Sumair
04 Apr 2019 07:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 112663

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

chola wrote:Potent! I could hardly wait to see it in IN colors.

Apaches and Chinooks and now the Sea Hawk. I never thought I see the day when I first joined BR two decades ago. Lol

Now if we get the F-18 for our IAC 2 ...

Dr. Vivek Lall :wink:
by Sumair
02 Mar 2019 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 641945

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I’m I the only one perturbed by the fact that everyone fully knew that an aerial attack was imminent from Pakistan, yet they were not only able to ingress deep into Indian Air Space but were also able to drop their payload a the target of their choosing.
by Sumair
15 Jun 2018 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2496
Views: 456575

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

more deadly news from Jammu and Kashmir: Four BSF men killed, Five injured in Pakistan firing along IB in Samba sector. http://brighterkashmir.com/jammu-and-kashmir-four-bsf-men-killed-five-injured-in-pakistan-firing-along-ib-in-samba-sector/ These guys walked into a preselected, pre prepared kill ...
by Sumair
04 Mar 2018 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3206
Views: 465924

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

listen to the POK based politician 9 minutes on wards. He clearly admits to the necessity of the civilians on the LOC to prevent the Indian army from rolling over.They are using civilians as human shield, and thus the propaganda of civilian casualties to foreign envoys. Inadvertent admission, needs ...
by Sumair
04 Mar 2018 04:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 247642

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4bJcooiZHY

watch 9 minute onwards, this person is admitting that pak army is using civilian as shield on the LOC
by Sumair
29 Jan 2018 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 268151

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Good accounts of our covert capabilities and small glimpse into our vast human Intel network but still very inefficient utilization of resources. For some strange reason we have decided to fight with our hands tied behind our backs. We are still engaging in these one of, tit for tat army operations....
by Sumair
07 Jan 2018 09:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 270085

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

FYI Lahore gets 20 hour power cuts. :D
by Sumair
28 Sep 2017 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 675426

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

NSG the premier counter terrorist force is in name only. Army has no respect for their operational capabilities. It is known in the inner circles that NSGs will never see any real action other than photo ops around our VVIPs. So the postings are very sought after and awarded almost always on nepotis...
by Sumair
06 Apr 2017 12:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 408631

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

I had so much hope from the Modi government regarding the procurement mess and obsession of defense forces for the foreign maal; but alas. Seems like no hope is left.
by Sumair
01 Apr 2017 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2795
Views: 425336

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Hope Modiji wake up to this malaise and bring about a bill to mandate ninety percent of defence procurement from domestic sources. No need for TOTs or offsets. All the major manufacturers would be lining up to set up manufacturing units and import seekers would have to fall in line and buy domestic.
by Sumair
22 Feb 2017 21:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623289

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Aero India 2017: HAL’s Light Combat Helicopter Is Nothing Short Of A Flying Tank A kargil like operation would be over in days, not months, if something like LCH was present in large numbers. LCH with unguided rockets alone would have cleaned up half the paki bunkers on mountaintops. Kargil would h...
by Sumair
27 Dec 2016 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2795
Views: 425336

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Admins can we start a separate “Make in India” thread exclusively to list and follow all the projects under this initiative including the civilian ones.
by Sumair
08 Dec 2016 14:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728358

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

If one were to extrapolate from the recent statements of our Navel Chief and the Defence Minister regarding LCA, then Grippen seems to be the obvious choice for the second line. LCA production too would benefit from many common sub systems. NGrippen and NLCA will probably be rolled into one. We shou...
by Sumair
29 Nov 2016 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3206
Views: 465924

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

The only and only appropriate response is nothing less than complete devastation of artillery officers mess Rawalpindi during dinner hours
by Sumair
18 Nov 2016 11:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 594488

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Is Boeing really involved with SAAB in production of Gripen? if so then would it be too far fetched to assume that Gripen has the edge going by Boeings track record in Indian market.
by Sumair
18 Nov 2016 08:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 594488

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Boeing and Saab are making a fighter that beats the best Russian SU-35 and would be ten times cheaper to operate than the F-35
http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/11/bo ... -that.html
by Sumair
27 Oct 2016 11:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 594488

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

I think we all need to understand and accept that LCA production cannot be ramped up overnight regardless of the efforts or resources we put in the program TODAY. We needed the numbers yesterday and thus the immediate requirement for a second production line from an established manufacturer. Now the...
by Sumair
27 Apr 2015 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300455

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Post-Nepal earthquake evacuation operation success, IAF to buy three more C-17 aircraft

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 063979.cms
by Sumair
16 Feb 2015 18:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 94964

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Oh the "Chattarpur Farms"; if only the walls could talk!
by Sumair
13 Jan 2015 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3613
Views: 441837

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

powerful autonomous defence minister getting his way...
by Sumair
20 Oct 2014 23:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 94964

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

There is a big problem with the present set up in our country. Police, intelligence, paramilitary and investigative agencies should be delinked from civil service structured examinations and should come up through the ranks. People occupying the decision making positions who come through civil servi...
by Sumair
20 Oct 2014 22:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 94964

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

In any normal country the admin and political bosses who did not support the team would have been tried and shot for treason. The Bihar government let alone commend its officers, wanted no part of Bhatkal and wanted him out of the state in order not to antagonize the Muslim voters. They were furiou...
by Sumair
20 Oct 2014 22:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 94964

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

This article only gives about 15 to 20 percent of the actual details and written with great deal of constraints not to show the higher up officer in too much negative light. The actual accounts were much more thrilling,............ Hi Sumair, Can you post source/s, URLs of other details. It will be...
by Sumair
20 Oct 2014 15:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 94964

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

nabbing India's most wanted terrorist mastermind. http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/nation/thankless-india read it all. This article only gives about 15 to 20 percent of the actual details and written with great deal of constraints not to show the higher up officer in too much negative light. ...
by Sumair
27 May 2014 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.
Replies: 183
Views: 6771

Re: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.

Top posts to cronies and not the most qualified, else how do you explain General VK Singh’s omission from MoD??? :roll: Gen VKS as RM would have been hugely controversial, not to mention improper. have you ever thought that IAF IN and DRDO might not want an army man at the helm ? a govt cant run on...
by Sumair
26 May 2014 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.
Replies: 183
Views: 6771

Re: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.

Top posts to cronies and not the most qualified, else how do you explain General VK Singh’s omission from MoD???
by Sumair
08 Sep 2013 15:22
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 665702

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

No Kit, No input from any foreign intelligence. It was diligence of an IB officer and brave personal initiative of a Bihar Police SP. Read India Today article for names.
by Sumair
30 Mar 2013 16:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Full Independence in Arms production - Ways.
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Full Independence in Arms production - Ways.

Thank you America. What our Netas wont do, you have done it for us. Best thing to have happened to Indian military's indigenous drive.
by Sumair
12 Aug 2012 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 130162

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

The T90 purchase is perhaps one of the biggest scandals that no one talks about. How it was pushed through without any objections from anyone, (except from Dave Gowada for a while) flouting all the defense procurement policies, manipulating the prices, where a lot of the essential hardware was not p...
by Sumair
03 Aug 2012 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 128157

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

vic wrote:Name one Pvt sector Company which has got assured orders and Molly Coddling like HAL?

Would Maruti qualify as a private sector company?
by Sumair
03 Aug 2012 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 128157

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Why do we always have to compare with America? Not everything America does is perfect, but far from it. Many American institutions are deeply flawed and inefficient. Look at their military industrial complex, their health care system etc, but they have the ability out spend their mistakes and we don...

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