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by ArjunPandit
15 Nov 2019 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357286

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^20 days to sort out the agenda/CMP and perhaps initiation/baptization of SS into the world of secularism...they may survive for few years as well. I would count on motabhai using this period to unearth scams by both SS and congress during that period so that menace of SS, NCP and congress is minim...
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2019 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107485

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I know it might be OT and perhaps very jugaad, but cant the experience of crashing this plane be used for landing at extremely short fields in eastern sector (through the use of cables would be required..but that ways project can be put to some active use) it could be our short take off fighter or c...
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2019 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 11070

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

Yes sir, I am very well aware of the KKM ji and can't be thankful enough to him. I have my fears about the ICHR types and the decades of ideological brainwashing....i sincerely hope my fears are misplaced...
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2019 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107485

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I looked up average F-18 sink rate and its quoted as normally 700 feet/minute. So what we have is like more than double that for Naval Tejas. what is your perspective on that? IMHO, for a light fighter wont that be an overkill requiring excessive safety in the landing gear, perhaps imposing weight ...
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2019 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 898
Views: 96977

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Great discussion, above, 1. Another thing not mentioned so far above is the role of british indian army in the rout of ottoman empire esp in the Mesopotamian campaign. Indian forces were in palestine too..so that humiliations also add to the psyche in tacit hatred passed over generations. 2. Also, t...
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2019 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107485

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

^^will end of next year be a good time for it to be completed?
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2019 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 11070

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

UlanBatori wrote:^^^ :eek: :shock:
How many of these mohtermas represent India?

In the eyes of Indians or besterners?
Indians: 0
Besterners: 100
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2019 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 11070

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

That is a wonderful point, AP. It would be a historic blunder , to go rushing in and put imported marble on top of the sacred foundations and structure a la Swaminarayan mandir, Dilli. Do you KNOW what the original Ram Mandir there looked like? I don't, and cannot guess. But given the ruins that ca...
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2019 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2970
Views: 409404

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Is any one noticing the steady decline in the sob story reports on Kashmir in the main stream media? The earlier whines about no schools, no public transport, people leaving the place et. al have all died down. The whine on Kashmir (and about freeloader Kashmiris) is now moved into editorials or ot...
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2019 17:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 8501

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Peregrine wrote:Image

Cheers Image

The court also fixed the prices of milk to 94 per ltr or kg..the market rate was upto 140...
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2019 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795478

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

^108 chola, with MARD at helm. Even CoAS has said 'we'll fight the next war with indigenous weapons'. Things are turning a corner, esp in IAF side. IA will be a long drawn process because of size and legacy issues...
by ArjunPandit
14 Nov 2019 15:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357286

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^SS lost big time, they were getting Dy CM, revenue ministry, which is like the most imp post after CM. They are deprived of cash..just for UT/AT's ambitions they have self torpedoed their long term survival.
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2019 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357286

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I still say SS can atone their sins and salvage the situation by returning to BJP and focus on grass roots. BJP still needs outfits like SS, Bajrang Dal, VHP to carry out jobs that no one else will get their hands dirty with. Mota bhai should be charitable and win the loyalty of SS grassroot cadre t...
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2019 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 8501

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

In a way this is good as the indian masses will be made aware that what our people left behind. I would say for other temples in pakistan, e.g., hinglaj mata. To renew the fervor. We need ot put them on backfoot show to the world what they have been doing. Yes they will make money, which may make th...
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2019 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357286

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

wasnt BJP offering them Dy CM. They tried to kill the hen that laid eggs.
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2019 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66992

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

^^i would bet one of my kidneys on that it was UK
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2019 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416625

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

JayS wrote:
Wickberg wrote:The Gripen C does not use a GE F404. It uses the Volvo Aero RM 12.


Pa-te-to Po-ta-to... :P

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2019 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107485

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

NLCA demonstrated night arrested recovery. A video in this tweet. https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1194445171624005632?s=19 a great day...i see things moving at a faster pace as compared to past...the question remains is what role will NLCA see for IN besides a TD for future platforms...i...
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2019 19:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 11070

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

^^i hope the remanats are taken and perserved for future generations to remind them of what military and numeric weakness does....
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2019 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66992

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Aditya_V wrote:Given Pakistani Mentality your thesis makes absolute sense. They wanted a new Mughal Empire.

every pakistani i meet misses the taj and red fort quite fondly...this ties up with their mindset
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2019 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66992

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

RV/Ramanaji what do you think of Indonesia's threat on A&N islands??
by ArjunPandit
13 Nov 2019 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66992

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Ramana guru & RV why dont you two write an article to be printed in 2020. should we look 1962 and 65 in isolation? didnt china act in 1965? werent threats made for A&N islands. I am not as factual as Ramana guru and RV, but something deep inside tells me 62-65 were to finish the unfinished b...
by ArjunPandit
12 Nov 2019 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357286

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

IMHO, SS did the biggest harakiri in recent few years. It only beats what congress did in Goa. While their base was dwindling on the seats given to them by BJP, they would have been helped by BJP votes. But this episode would make supporters think what and who is it they are voting for. They can sti...
by ArjunPandit
12 Nov 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 967
Views: 62865

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Mods is there any appetite on hinduism. In GDF thread there used to be threads on hinduism...i do find stuff on teetar but then it doesnt have the charm of BRF
by ArjunPandit
12 Nov 2019 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 967
Views: 62865

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Is there topic/thread here for modeling the aircraft of IAF? I have seen the image archives on the main page, but no thread(s) here on it. I'm sure there are plenty of modelers out there who can share info on colors, kits, etc. it can be created..I also work on it these days with a bit of time due ...
by ArjunPandit
12 Nov 2019 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357286

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ dont you think that in the priority of fires to douse (read wb, kerela, TN) this one is still comes later...
by ArjunPandit
12 Nov 2019 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357286

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

so basically ahuti of SS as we know it of shiv sena for vadh of congress...
(let's not forget BTs role ..my inlaws can never thank SS enough for their help in '92 and the floods)
by ArjunPandit
11 Nov 2019 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357286

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^it is quite logical..for ss guys to find home in BJP. there were talks initially. SS has been waiting to implode with the incompetent. I was always intrigued by the lack of airtime on RT ..who knows that might come out..he ticks many boxes...
by ArjunPandit
11 Nov 2019 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357286

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

IMHO, shiv sena would be best served by shutting their mouth for next few years and coming back to BJP on BJPs terms. Perhaps focus on construction of Ram mandir and raise heat on Kashi/Mathura to atone their sins. With BJP they will float like iron hook on a wooden log. WIth congress they will sink...
by ArjunPandit
07 Nov 2019 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491599

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Gentle BR-Fites : THIS STORY IS FROM MARCH 30, 2002 Also, I think that it was Lieut Governor O'dwyer of Punjab. It was Col. Dyer who ordered the Gurkhas to fire on the Congregation which comprised possible of Hindus and Siks gathering for the Baisakhi Festival. . Yes.. Sir Michael Francis O'Dwyer w...
by ArjunPandit
07 Nov 2019 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491599

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^^they did, things were far complex. the last census was done in 1901 based on which notional awards of region were decided.Final decisions were based on facts/views which died with their viewers. THere was an argument of Lahore to India. Gurudaspur, pathankot,hoshiarpur were also debated. In the en...
by ArjunPandit
07 Nov 2019 18:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491599

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^ In the end, Pakis will ask for Passport, Take money for visit and prop up Khalistani forces at Kartarpur. So predictable. I wont be surprised that during one of the tense stand offs in future, They will shut down this corridor demanding India to back off. So all the donation that devotees will le...
by ArjunPandit
07 Nov 2019 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797890

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

LCA Tejas fits perfectly in this export market segment. India needs to learn how to export its wares like the Americans, Russians, Europeans, and the Chinese. Much more than just selling a product. GoI needs to package some of its weight behind it. i know it is OT, but that would be the last thing ...
by ArjunPandit
07 Nov 2019 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795478

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

bigger stomachs to pull bigger g? or is it a big paunch for a big punch?
by ArjunPandit
07 Nov 2019 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795478

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

I am disappointed... Lack of Fitness apparent from the pics from IAF. Most folks seem to have a paunch. the fighter pilots seem to be more fit though., are these chaps in the "transport" sections :mrgreen: i had a tenant who said he was mig29 fighter, he was no better. In a way this is a ...
by ArjunPandit
07 Nov 2019 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795478

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

kartikji,

what happens to the retired planes' engines? are they left as showcases or can they be used for some reverse engineering or performance benchmarking or just for exploration to those who wish to explore (not that many would be interested).
by ArjunPandit
06 Nov 2019 19:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Bah ! I heard about a guy who works in Lockheed/Raytheon/Boeing type defence company. All his colleagues and boss are hardcore trumpians. This guy is a hardcore cultural marxist, comes from a commie family. He hates Modi, Trump call them fascists, always votes dems. Back in office, 'Jai trump'. taq...
by ArjunPandit
06 Nov 2019 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416625

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

IDRW reporting OBOGs clears lab trials, installation on Rambha and Tejas soon. ..toiling ants have done something we can be proud..
would Tejas have ceiling/endurance limit without OBOGs? I can understand about Rambha or rather bheem
by ArjunPandit
06 Nov 2019 18:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496675

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

ManuJ wrote:these missile tests will probably also be used to test the radars of our brand new 'ocean surveillance ship'

would these radars also serve some purpose for our BMD? Although in this case they would have the advantage of knowing the trajectory and the launch timing.

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