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by Vips
22 Apr 2019 08:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5387
Views: 429007

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

India to get eye in sky to track planes over its ocean. Come next January and India will be able to know the exact position of aircraft flying over the vast stretches of Indian Ocean falling in airspace of its own as well as that administered by it, every 30 seconds. The Airports Authority of India...
by Vips
22 Apr 2019 08:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 723988

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

India to get eye in sky to track planes over its ocean. Come next January and India will be able to know the exact position of aircraft flying over the vast stretches of Indian Ocean falling in airspace of its own as well as that administered by it, every 30 seconds. The Airports Authority of India...
by Vips
22 Apr 2019 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 723988

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

New start up Skyroot Aerospace to become the first Pvt Sector player in India to build Rockets/Launch Vehicles. Targeting Mini satellites market.Ex Isro team are founders with venture funding from Mukesh Bansal/Ankit Nagori. Building 3 different type of Launch Vehicles Vikram I, II, and III. First l...
by Vips
22 Apr 2019 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163515

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Question to ponder is why would Egypt sell something if it is an effective and capable platform? They are not exactly awash in $$ to buy anything to replace these birds or are not getting anything for free like the F16's it received. I think pakis are going to cannibalize these planes for spares to ...
by Vips
21 Apr 2019 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163515

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

It was a defence AV on Youtube i saw, trying to find it. Here is a report from defenceworld, FWIW. http://www.defenseworld.net/news/24626#.XLyO5khKjIU Pakistan is set to ink a deal with Egypt for a batch of Mirage 5 fighters. The contract with Egypt had been under negotiation for a couple of years, ...
by Vips
21 Apr 2019 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163515

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakis are getting 30 used Mirage 5 from Egypt. These were modernized in 2008 and come equipped with RC400 radars, MWR, Helmet mounted display and night fighting capability.
by Vips
21 Apr 2019 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 13083

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Are we still importing artillery rounds for T90s from Russia? The Army has today under the financial power given to Army Chief made emergency purchases of IGLA's, Smerch Rockets and Armour piercing ammo for T90 tanks.
by Vips
21 Apr 2019 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262776

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It is high time the monoploy of PSU's in building large warships is broken and L&T gets a chance to build atleast a couple of them if not more. The sarkari babus should learn to do more tasks concurrently and minimize time wastage. The fitment time taken by the PSU units is beyond outrageous.
by Vips
21 Apr 2019 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381352

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I have been stressing this time and time over. We should hike our defence budget by another 15-20% and just watch the fun unfold in Shitistan.
by Vips
21 Apr 2019 08:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262776

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

INS Imphal, the new guided-missile destroyer. The first warship to be christened after a city in the northeast, the guided-missile destroyer Imphal, was "launched" into water at the Mazagon Docks in Mumbai on Saturday. Though the ship's launch weight was 3,037-tonne, it will go up to a ma...
by Vips
20 Apr 2019 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351241

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Tahir Gora has commented on TAG TV that he had interacted one on one very extensively for 3 months with Imran Khan as a supporter and used to drive him around Lahore and the surrounding areas in 1997. Imran use to tell him and everybody that just as I won the world cup for paksitan i will make Pakis...
by Vips
20 Apr 2019 17:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1468
Views: 201253

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

RIL is now in need for more money as it is aiming to set up 30-50 Million tons additional refining capacity with plans 30 million tons new refinery at Jamnagar site. It will keep the title of having the largest refinery at a single site to remain bigger then the IOC/HP/BP refinery proposed in Mahara...
by Vips
20 Apr 2019 17:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1468
Views: 201253

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

I was thinking the same. Even the Essar refinery is now owned by the Russians, one which the pakis wont dare to touch. The nearest sarkari refinery that pakis can target is the Hindustan Petroleum one in Mumbai and the IOC refinery in Baroda.
by Vips
20 Apr 2019 17:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381352

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

One of the famed economists in pakistan Ashfaq Hasan Khan who is otherwise reasonable has been against going to IMF (Only dissenter in Imran the charsi's economic advisory group). He has been frothing in the mouth saying how the international community wants Pakistan to get more IMF loans and fall i...
by Vips
20 Apr 2019 04:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381352

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

India warns IMF against fresh bailout for Pakistan. India and some other nations have cautioned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about fresh bailout for Pakistan at a time when it is under the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) scanner for its serious failure to crack down on terror funding....
by Vips
20 Apr 2019 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3162
Views: 445862

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

How trade in California almonds through LoC funded terror in J&K. California almonds, known worldwide for their high nutritional value, are being used in cross-LoC trade as a mode to earn profits which are funnelled to terrorists and separatists in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Friday. I...
by Vips
19 Apr 2019 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19309

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

I do not think any IAF official is so dense that he would now go for an upgrade for an aircraft without an AESA radar knowing fully that it will be doing combat duty for 20-25 years.
by Vips
19 Apr 2019 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3510
Views: 405408

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

L&T commisions ICGS Veera ahead of schedule. Yet again another Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ICGS Veera for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is commissioned ahead of time which has been built by Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) Kattupalli Yard. The company has been building vessels under Warship Li...
by Vips
19 Apr 2019 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95417

Re: Indian ASAT Test

India has to prioritize the development (and demonstrate) the development of co-orbital destruction of a targeted satellite at the earliest.
by Vips
19 Apr 2019 16:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381352

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

This is THE TIME for us to make sure pakistan is tipped over the edge financially by announcing and also increasing our defence budget by atleast 15% in real terms. Pakis will no doubt try to increase their budget also and then it will be truly popcorn/coffee time. Our interim budget and pakis annua...
by Vips
19 Apr 2019 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262776

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Been such a long time since we have seen an addition of major war fighting ship.
by Vips
19 Apr 2019 07:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3162
Views: 445862

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Pakistan used heavy artillery 74 times to attack Indian Army positions in March. There have been 74 instances of ‘calibre escalation’ through the use of heavy artillery and mortars by the Pakistan Army on Indian Army positions and civilian areas along the Line of Control in March. The development c...
by Vips
19 Apr 2019 07:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19309

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

HAL’s IJT back in the sky. The modified version of the Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) went for flight testing on Wednesday. The flight, which took place at the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. facilities in Bengaluru, was flawless and successful. Designed and developed by HAL, the IJT (HJT36)...
by Vips
19 Apr 2019 04:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351241

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Gems from Terroristan reshuffle of cabinet portfolios: The key ministry of interior was assigned to former ISI officer, Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah who was recently appointed as minister for parliamentary affairs. He was a confidant of former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf. Former prime minist...
by Vips
19 Apr 2019 04:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 717
Views: 100139

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

GST in India—the journey so far. The goods and services tax (GST), introduced in India on 1 July 2017, replaced a host of indirect taxes being levied by the central and state governments, which has changed the taxation landscape. The underlying theme was to have a ‘one nation one tax’ which would i...
by Vips
19 Apr 2019 00:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 113265

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Election workers in India traveled 300 miles over 4 days to set up a polling booth — for one voter. In the fading afternoon light, Gammar Bam glanced down nervously at a fast-flowing river in a corner of northeastern India. His team had already driven eight hours on one-lane mountainous roads and s...
by Vips
18 Apr 2019 18:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5387
Views: 429007

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Other than an in flight meal and aerobridge embarkation/disembarkation (which incidentally helps an airline turn their aircrafts around faster) what is the difference between full service carriers and LCCs? My guess is around Rs 200 per passenger per flight. Jet's losses cannot be explained by this...
by Vips
18 Apr 2019 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381352

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

He is being made a scapegoat for increasing the prime lending interest rates and exchange rate. He was offered the energy and power ministry but he realized that these sectors would be having the next round of price/tariff increase and hence declined. Paki channels are full of reports that Im the ch...
by Vips
17 Apr 2019 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95417

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Dont get taken in by the comments with the article. This is surely a lifafa site as my comments were not published. I had just mentioned some hard hitting facts in a very civil language.
by Vips
17 Apr 2019 19:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381352

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakis are hopeful of getting to increase their exports to China under the new FTA by $1-2 billion but wait till we see how much increase the Chinese exports to pakistan will be under the new regime :D Turkish people are ok with lip service to the pakis when it comes to giving them support but when t...
by Vips
17 Apr 2019 04:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1468
Views: 201253

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Saudi Aramco eyes up to 25% in RIL refining & petrochemical business. In what is shaping up into a mega-deal between two corporate behemoths, Saudi Aramco, the world’s most profitable company in history, is learned to be in “serious discussions” to acquire up to 25% in the refining and petroche...
by Vips
17 Apr 2019 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2021
Views: 268102

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

UK and India strengthen defence ties with new agreement. The UK is set to strengthen defence ties with India through a renewed Memorandum of Understanding, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced. At bilateral defence and security equipment talks in London this week, the two nations agreed to ...
by Vips
16 Apr 2019 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3162
Views: 445862

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Foiling Pakistan Army's BAT actions almost daily: Top Army sources. Amid high tensions, the Indian Army is foiling Pakistan Army's BAT actions almost every day along the Line of Control (LoC) and even taking pre-emptive actions against the Pakistani positions trying to help terrorists in their infi...
by Vips
16 Apr 2019 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351241

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent statement promising an end of support to terror groups does not reflect a change of policy and is motivated by the fear of getting blacklisted by the global terror-financing...
by Vips
16 Apr 2019 18:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2970
Views: 508299

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Total Indian exports touched $540 billion in 2018-19: Suresh Prabhu. India recorded its highest ever exports in the last fiscal accounting for $540 billion trade. This included $330 billion in terms of merchandise export and $210 billion in terms of services, noted union minister for commerce and c...
by Vips
16 Apr 2019 18:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381352

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

After the false news of IMF deal here is the real one: IMF may delay bailout package to cash-strapped Pakistan: report. The IMF's bailout package to cash-strapped Pakistan could be delayed as the global lender is pressing it to be transparent on the CPEC project and wants a written guarantee from I...
by Vips
16 Apr 2019 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351241

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Paki wife beater day dreams on Kashmir and other issues. Look at what paki 'anal' yst wants and which India wont do: It remains to be seen if after their anticipated re-election, Modi and the BJP agree to resume a dialogue with Pakistan. But, even if talks resume, India is unlikely to offer any mea...
by Vips
16 Apr 2019 04:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 412
Views: 38442

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

Coast Guard inducts OPV Veera. Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat Monday said the army is planning to carry out joint training and exercise with the Indian Coast Guard. He said the coast guard and the Indian Navy maintain coastal security and maritime surveillance. After commissioning the coast ...
by Vips
16 Apr 2019 04:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3162
Views: 445862

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Army to deploy fleet of hovercraft along Pakistan border at Rann of Kutch. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Monday that Army will deploy a fleet of hovercrafts at Rann of Kutch for guarding the international border with Pakistan.The Army Chief said that the "training" and "oper...

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