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by SiddharthS
05 Aug 2018 16:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4732
Views: 338848

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Sindhu lost, Not surprising at all. Have been following her since 2012 china masters and what surprising is how little of her game has changed. It's the same clears and the dud power shots in the middle of the court, only addition to her game is her physique. She's got one of the worst racket skills...
by SiddharthS
15 Jul 2018 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2646
Views: 531392

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

It's not surprising that firangi influencers are doing the influencing in the government, media and even on this forum; what's surprising is the inability of discerning patriots in identifying them. Calls of civility protect the influencers from admonition, giving them ample space to influence under...
by SiddharthS
12 May 2018 04:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882504

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Developing domestic product(S-3/400 equivalent) in this environment would either be improbable or result in delays given the limited amount of funds we have, Not really, R&D / DRDO will get sufficient funds to pursue new weapons development. Not if we did the unthinkable: buying the S-400. If a...
by SiddharthS
05 May 2018 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882504

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Developing domestic product(S-3/400 equivalent) in this environment would either be improbable or result in delays given the limited amount of funds we have, most of which gets spent on buying foreign equipments. Every penny spent on buying foreign equipment is taken away from the R&D funds of t...
by SiddharthS
02 May 2018 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2646
Views: 531392

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

If we have tejas and mkis in great numbers(>300), I doubt if we even need any other fighter. I mean what is the point in duplication. +100 The number of Sukhois as it stands now is enough of an umbrella to carry us over to the complete indigenisation. If we get to 20 LCA per year in FY 2019 and the...
by SiddharthS
27 Apr 2018 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 348543

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

Gripen influencers and import lobby is trying hard to divert attention from Tejas's phenomenal success, under-reporting on its stellar performance and over-reporting on the snags. Few muddied positive reports are sprinkled in intermittently lest people suspect their true allegiance.
by SiddharthS
12 Apr 2018 07:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882504

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

+1 There is no need go to Israel either, just give those billions to DRDO and they will do it, Actually DRDO is already on to it. It's called XRSAM. The thing is foreign crop takes almost all the water from the well, domestic crop then has to contend with few drops. As a result, domestic crop eithe...
by SiddharthS
11 Apr 2018 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882504

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

More important question is why is India buying S 400 to begin with. Why not work on further development of the mrsam with the Israeli prime contractor. That way we will be able to integrate the new missile with our existing infrastructure and learn from the program for future use. This off the shel...
by SiddharthS
06 Apr 2018 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 348543

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

If services could they would ask for the moon, it's the politicians job to knock few heads and keep everyone in line with the Indigenisation policy. Just Proclaim that from here on India will Only acquire indigenous weapons and there will be no two ways about it, once the politicians lays out the bl...
by SiddharthS
26 Mar 2018 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2646
Views: 531392

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

If it is possible to build the one or two Mk1a squadron without the radar and then refitting them with Uttam afterwards, then hey should do it. Kind of similar to the F-35; concurrently developing and inducting the fighter. There maybe fears of Mk1a getting mud thrown at it by the usual suspects, b...
by SiddharthS
24 Mar 2018 02:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 348543

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

Maybe this has been already pointed out but Chinese seems to have stolen J-20 design from Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter (CALF).

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by SiddharthS
23 Mar 2018 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882504

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Is the Spike deal still on the table? I thought it was spiked. Indian missile trial jeopardizes Rafael's $500m Spike deal Since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited India in January together with Rafael CEO Yoav Har Even and announced that the deal would go ahead, talks have been renewed betwee...
by SiddharthS
23 Mar 2018 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 539
Views: 61794

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

While i do not support importing weapons; including Rafale, FGFA, SEF, Gregorovich, Armata and F-35. And Firmly believe that India can not show Indian power through foreign weapons. And believe in the only way to establish Indian MIC is through iterative development, completely cutting off the impor...
by SiddharthS
11 Feb 2018 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 99914

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Many people here are stuck on the democracy. The goal is to have an India friendly regime approving Indian military base. Does it matter if it wasn't democratic? not really, would it be better if it was democratic? sure, but what if as the result of free and fair election Yameen gets re-elected , wo...
by SiddharthS
11 Feb 2018 15:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 99914

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

You can not let the opponent occupy the squares(IOR states) in your side of the board(Indian Ocean). You have to occupy most(if not all) of the squares in your side of the board and then march towards the opponents side of the board(SCS). And start playing Go(Weiqi) there, occupy as many squares(ASE...
by SiddharthS
10 Feb 2018 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 99914

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

There is a flawed notion that's been floating around, which says, whatever the leader does is right, as oppose to coming to the understanding of what is 'right' and then beholding the leader to that standard. And What is 'right' depends on what are your national interests. Much of the uncertainty st...
by SiddharthS
09 Feb 2018 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 99914

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Statement: China did not liberate/invade hong kong, unlike India Which did liberate Goa. - That's a red herring, To compare hong kong to goa is to compare the British Military to the Portuguese Military. Statement: Because China is okay with US at its doorstep, so should India be okay with China at ...
by SiddharthS
09 Feb 2018 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 99914

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The point is, it's not going to go beyond domestic political squabling. That's the job of Indian intelligence agencies, to bang few heads and give India a rationale to enter and depose yameen, Sign the defense pact with a new puppet, flood the island with Intelligence operatives and establish a perm...
by SiddharthS
08 Feb 2018 16:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 99914

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

There's always been a high price to pay for hesitant, indecisive and fearfull foreign policy. And Indian record has been ridddled with these attributes. By contrast, consider the self-confidence, not to say hubris, of China. And why not? They have been running the table with us, not only on the Nort...
by SiddharthS
07 Feb 2018 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 99914

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Go to UN, America, SAARC?; Fearlfull of China in a Virtual Indian territory?; worried about the international media?. What kind of impairment the descendents of Kautilya, Maurya, Shivaji and Bajirao are suffering from. There is a long line of PM's not doing the right thing and jeopardizing Indian in...
by SiddharthS
06 Feb 2018 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 99914

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

That's just carelessness from Gokhle, who should know better as an embedded journalist of this goverment. Even if we did prod the judiciary there should not be any inkling of it. And if someone suggests that we did, they should be made fun of and labled their thinking as conspiratorial. This goverme...
by SiddharthS
06 Feb 2018 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 99914

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

If Yameen is popular then the job of our intelligence agencies is to make him unpopular. I'd be surprised if Maldives doesn't already host substantial number of Indian agents.
by SiddharthS
06 Feb 2018 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2856
Views: 473144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://www.popsci.com/gaofen-4-worlds-most-powerful-geo-spy-satellite-continues-chinas-great-leap-forward-into-space#page-6 https://www.popsci.com/g00/3_c-6bbb.utux78hn.htr_/c-6RTWJUMJZX77x24myyux78x3ax2fx2fbbb.utux78hn.htrx2fx78nyjx78x2futux78hn.htrx2fknqjx78x2fx78ydqjx78x2f6555_6c_x2fuzgqnhx2flft...
by SiddharthS
06 Feb 2018 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 539
Views: 61794

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

T-50B of Black Eagles aerobatic team of korea skids and flips over at the Singapore Air show.

by SiddharthS
06 Feb 2018 18:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 99914

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

a) If Xi gets there before India, Modi will turn out be another nincompoop Pm, and the time is running out. b) What's paramount is Indian interest. Which dictates, Indian ocean is India's ocean and anyone who comes here must be at the mercy of India; an Indian Monroe Doctrine. IOR state must act acc...
by SiddharthS
05 Feb 2018 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 99914

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Look at the previous articles. It'san Iran, Russia, Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, Duterte(Chinese puppet) and most of all China-supporting propaganda outlet. Do not give traffic to these Chinese PR sites. All the talking points smell of the ISPR level of stupidity. The Chinese narrative (outside of the ...
by SiddharthS
05 Feb 2018 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 99914

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Look at the previous articles. It'san Iran, Russia, Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, Duterte(Chinese puppet) and most of all China-supporting propaganda outlet. Do not give traffic to these Chinese PR sites.
by SiddharthS
05 Feb 2018 05:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 99914

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

What's stopping intelligence agencies from creating riots and bloodshed or taking out low level political opponents just to have a rationale to enter and depose Yameen. Yameen is not going to breach the Indian threshold suddenly, he's going to do everything that's below Indian threshold and slowly i...
by SiddharthS
23 Jan 2018 20:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 752202

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

China was a military power way before anything interesting on the economic front was going on. The difference now is that it has become both military and economic superpower. And don't forget, MIC is a part of economic growth story. You have to first secure the polity. It's not just the matter of m...
by SiddharthS
21 Jan 2018 21:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 752202

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

China was a military power way before anything interesting on the economic front was going on. The difference now is that it has become both military and economic superpower. And don't forget, MIC is a part of economic growth story. You have to first secure the polity. It's not just the matter of mo...
by SiddharthS
11 Jan 2018 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Whine Thread-2
Replies: 40
Views: 3026

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

Indians lack the concept of humiliation, precisely on which china has built its economic, military and cultural might. Never again has been carved deep in their politics and culture. when India was technologically ahead by importing arms, China chose short and mid term solution of inducting junk and...
by SiddharthS
10 Jan 2018 22:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 507833

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The disappointment is like every aspirant for India's cricket team wanting to be allowed one more over & one more match to play. The correct analogy would be: Indian cricket team ( the only organisation that plays international cricket) asking to play another match (or series) so that they can ...
by SiddharthS
09 Jan 2018 15:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 348543

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

uddu wrote:Sorry about that second pic. Here is the correct one of HTT-40 cockpit
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Fully digital one. So we could say a PC-21 type cockpit at the price of PC-7. Cool.


They are going to add one more MFD. At 8.00

by SiddharthS
16 Dec 2017 00:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 507833

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

This two-front war narrative must be retired. India is facing something even much more alarming: multi-front insecurity. China is usurping all the countries surrounding India by way of military and economic assistance. To counter this strategy , Tejas MK1a and other military hardware has to find its...
by SiddharthS
29 Nov 2017 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 348543

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

This should be the IAF's future force structure : 2030          43 sq                                           no.of sq Tejas mk1               40           2.2 Tejas mk1a            126          7            2020-25      25 per year Tejas mk2              150          8.3            2025-30       ...
by SiddharthS
27 Nov 2017 00:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 507833

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Kashi wrote:Rafales being white elephants.


Have much to say about that but will restrict myself.
Isn't it obvious, the thing costs €138.9 or $165.75 million - that is the price of three SU-30MKIs.

http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2017/11/ ... -cost.html
by SiddharthS
26 Nov 2017 19:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 507833

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

No more white elephant Rafales please , it's going to be the worst decision IAF/GOI made in the 21st century unless of course it goes for the SEF. One hopes that the opposition keeps on harping about the Rafales so that the next round of import gets halted , giving GOI pause before going for the SE...

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