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by Trikaal
18 Aug 2018 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2067
Views: 245138

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

Good ally? Is that all US can promise Phillipines? What next? Kadii ninda of invasion in UN. And in return they expect Phillipines to stand up to China? For a bunch of corals? Good luck with that.
by Trikaal
17 Aug 2018 07:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2067
Views: 245138

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

^well said. +1. We should be competing and at least trying to outpace china in every facet imaginable instead of resting on assumed laurels. The smartest people incorporate the best from others. There's a lot we can learn from the chinese.
by Trikaal
17 Aug 2018 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1961
Views: 219983

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

These balochis smoke hashish and then start seeing all sorts of things- mountains of gold, fountains of oil, 72 virgins, etc. Need to take their claims with a bucket of salt.
by Trikaal
15 Aug 2018 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2768
Views: 502799

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Chandrayaan project is the one most likely to be delayed.
by Trikaal
15 Aug 2018 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772660

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^yes, because the benefit from destroying satellites is far less than the damage from letting them stay up. The debris knocks out their own satellites too, making them just as blind. Not to mention the risk of drawing other countries in the war. Countries like US will be looking for any excuse to in...
by Trikaal
15 Aug 2018 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772660

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

It may require satellite based communication, however by the time it has come to go full monty, chances of having any satellite survived, is almost nill. You think china will destroy satellites? But won't that create debris which will in turn destroy chinese and satellites of many other nations? Wo...
by Trikaal
15 Aug 2018 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2067
Views: 245138

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

I know china is the enemy here and loan write-off demands is a positive development for us, but from a neutral pov, where do these nations get off by first spending all the money and then making such ridiculous demands? Is it ethical to make such demands? Should these nations not have thought about ...
by Trikaal
15 Aug 2018 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772660

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

UlanBatori wrote:What's the point of more investment in ICBMs I wonder... (but let's not get started on that discussion).

We already have ICBM(or IRBM if you don't believe a-5 was fired in depressed trajectory) A-6 is for proving MIRV tech which is important to increase survivability of Ballistic missile.
by Trikaal
15 Aug 2018 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2768
Views: 502799

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Katare wrote:Source?

PM's speech :D

Awesome decision!
The timeline might be a little too optimistic, considering ISRO has said that it will take 5-7 years to undertake manned space flight once funds are approved.
by Trikaal
14 Aug 2018 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1780
Views: 326561

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

pankajs wrote:^
No.

What do you think the ship based radars will connect to then?
by Trikaal
14 Aug 2018 15:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1780
Views: 326561

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

http://idrw.org/nuclear-missile-trackin ... ore-178000

Does this mean we are working on an Aegis-like BMD system? That would be game-changing.
by Trikaal
14 Aug 2018 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2067
Views: 245138

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

1) You save inflation of 100 million but you lose the interest on 9900 million. Normally inflation and interests are interlinked. So your logic does not make sense to me at least. 2) You are missing the security implications and costs of enforcing it. Additionally, NaPaki's are going to default in ...
by Trikaal
13 Aug 2018 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2067
Views: 245138

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

1. I thought you were concerned about my loss calculation as it related to Chinese investments. If finance/viability does not matter then please ignore my last 2 posts. 2. Djibouti and Hambantota aren't in the same league, at least not now. China has only paid about $1 Billion for Hanbantota for co...
by Trikaal
13 Aug 2018 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2067
Views: 245138

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

There are many errors in your statements. e.g. 1) 100 million x 100 years = 10 billion ... who is losing on interest or loss of purchasing value? In simple terms, 10 billion will not be equal to 10 billion of future (100 years). We can argue that China has a huge surplus of money, so it may not mat...
by Trikaal
13 Aug 2018 18:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2067
Views: 245138

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

Most of chinese investment is in strategic projects so the primary benefit isn't always monetary for them. In Hambantota, Chinese get a refueling and resupplying station in the middle of Indian Ocean for the 30 billion. Something they have to pay 100 million dollars for annually in Djibouti. So that...
by Trikaal
13 Aug 2018 15:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2768
Views: 502799

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

14.388264, 76.578452 ? it looks like near 4km runway - google map scales approx ~ 3.6 km It does look like they are planning a 4km long runway. I guess this is where Rustom 2 and our future UAVs are gonna cut their teeth. Its is in the middle of nowhere...nice!!.. I remember there was a flood of so...
by Trikaal
13 Aug 2018 15:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2067
Views: 245138

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

Only someone high on ideology driven propaganda can make such a statement and be so categorical. The bill or the benefits may be inflated but the Chinese are investing their own money. I myself have speculated that the Chinese projects in Bakistan are gold plated and my *guess* is that a project bi...
by Trikaal
13 Aug 2018 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2768
Views: 502799

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

What payload you are looking for? If it is for human space travel or experimental payloads for LEO, then you do not need substantial payload capacity on RLV. ... RLV should be thought of a shuttle taking humans or critical supplies to LEO at a very very competitive rate. Not more than that. For the...
by Trikaal
13 Aug 2018 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2768
Views: 502799

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Do we have any information about what the payload capacity of RLV is expected to be? I am guessing more than a PSLV but less than GSLV Mk2.
by Trikaal
12 Aug 2018 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 815
Views: 113456

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

We should be funding parallel development of Tejas Mk2-Navy. The current plan of developing Naval version after the Air force version puts this program under the threat of becoming irrelevant or worse getting shelved. I know our capex is severely constrained but I am sure we can find the funds if we...
by Trikaal
11 Aug 2018 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2027
Views: 403343

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

^IFR was there, so was gun trials and BVR missile integration. Data links, improved mission computer, digital display, friend-or-foe identification(IFF) , SDR, terrain maps are new.
by Trikaal
11 Aug 2018 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772660

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Guys, they are posing for a photo. He can't stand because then the photograph won't capture both of them properly. His options were - sit on the same sofa with the lady, sit on the floor or sit in his office chair. Obviously he chose the most logical option.
by Trikaal
11 Aug 2018 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2027
Views: 403343

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

First flight 2001, FOC 2018. 17 years. Even if we have had a ecosystem, we would have shaved off a max of 3/4 years. So a first attempt with delay of 3-4 years, I would say an outstanding achievement. Only problem-No FOC yet or expected before 2019 :rotfl: But still, it has been a very good effort ...
by Trikaal
10 Aug 2018 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2067
Views: 245138

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

All these articles of discontent and Trump awe seem to be a part of psyops from either side. It could be to placate Trump by praising him in media(less likely) or part of American strategy to sow discontent(more likely). why would US govt honchos take inputs from the press when they have access to ...
by Trikaal
10 Aug 2018 15:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2067
Views: 245138

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

All these articles of discontent and Trump awe seem to be a part of psyops from either side. It could be to placate Trump by praising him in media(less likely) or part of American strategy to sow discontent(more likely).
by Trikaal
10 Aug 2018 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 24979

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Thought it was appropriate for the ongoing discussion so posting here: Another example of how US establishment respects Indian government and shares everything. This should remove all doubts from the minds of COMCASA naysayers :wink: :wink: http://idrw.org/cia-kept-changing-story-on-losing-the-nucle...
by Trikaal
10 Aug 2018 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 24979

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Rakesh ji, I totally agree with you on the utmost need for the maturity of MIC. Even World War 2 was a competition between Allied and Axis MICs. Since Allied forces were able to outproduce the Axis powers, they won. India can never even think of offense as long as we are bogged down in expensive pur...
by Trikaal
09 Aug 2018 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2027
Views: 403343

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

If the IAF is goinv to take over HAL what happens to the ADA?.Frankly it is yhe ADA thag should comd jndef yhd IAF's jurisdiction as ig is ghd core desibn dntity gor preseng and future needs.HAL must be geared up and overhauled management- wise.as the OEM, along with pvt. sector entities so that yh...
by Trikaal
09 Aug 2018 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 24979

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

India not to join US-led counter to China’s BRI https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/india-not-to-join-us-led-counter-to-chinas-bri/articleshow/65300729.cms 07 August 2018 Even though I do not support COMCASA or getting too cosy with the US, this I believe was a mistake. Ch...
by Trikaal
07 Aug 2018 16:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1961
Views: 219983

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Most of iran's oil fields are close to it's western border. Iran doesn't have a single oil field on baluchistan border. So how can Pakistanis find the largest oil field in baluchistan when iran has found nothing there? These fake news emerge all the time from baluchistan. In a few years they will st...
by Trikaal
07 Aug 2018 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 24979

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Hell even if it must be a missile system for symbolic reasons, why buy a Norwegian system built with American components? Why not just go ahead and acquire a longer ranged US system like the Patriot or MEADS, or better still invest in the PAAC-4 and integrate with the Barak-8? Could be because NASA...
by Trikaal
07 Aug 2018 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772660

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

So what is the best option we have right now to take down an AWACS, other than brute forcing our way into enemy airspace, chasing it and then shooting it down up close? 2. Air breathing missiles have more-restricted flight envelops than solid motored ones. Why is that so? Is it because higher kineti...
by Trikaal
07 Aug 2018 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2027
Views: 403343

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The value of IOC contract for 20 No. Tejas aircrafts is Rs.2701.70 Crores (Revised to Rs.2812.91 Crores). Amendment in IOC contract has been sought for Rs.5362.17 Crores as part of Change Order on account of changes in build standards for Integration entailing procurement of additional Line Replace...
by Trikaal
06 Aug 2018 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 24979

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

^NASAMS is not a replacement of AAD but that of Akash/Akash-NG. NASAMS works against low altitude fighters/drones/rockets while AAD is for ballistic missiles.
by Trikaal
06 Aug 2018 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772660

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

SAM have much higher terminal speed than Brahmos is Mach2-2.5 where Barak-8 was close to Mach4-5 during tests . Brahmos can’t pull high Gs but it’s more than maneuverable to take out Tankers and larger ACs. However I am afraid it’s not designed for that purpose because it would need datalink and mi...
by Trikaal
05 Aug 2018 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772660

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Not just cost, a SAM is usually slower and more maneuverable than a missile like brahmos. Brahmos will bleed too much energy in trying to strike a nimble fighter jet(dunno how nimble tankers or awacs are) which means not as effective as a SAM.
by Trikaal
05 Aug 2018 17:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2027
Views: 403343

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Now that HAL fixed wing will come under IAF, when the employees will go on strike for making them work during regular hours, who will resolve the situation? MOD as usual has passed the buck. HAL management will make sure IAF does not succeed in increasing the production. After few years IAF will pa...
by Trikaal
05 Aug 2018 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2027
Views: 403343

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

“The design change has been launched sometime back. We don’t want just some superficial changes, but a real increase in performance. The target is to meet or exceed the Mirage aircraft in performance,” an IAF official said. Most important part in my opinion. That is a tangible, achievable target. I...
by Trikaal
05 Aug 2018 14:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1839
Views: 279779

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

NDTV Maruti Suzuki is India's largest automaker with over 50 per cent market share. A few months ago, Maruti Suzuki and Toyota reached an agreement that it would jointly produce and sell cars in India. While Maruti would get the Corolla to rebody and rebadge, Toyota in turbo would use the sub-compa...

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