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by hgupta
21 Oct 2019 15:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2564
Views: 282264

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Aww hell no. We should only sell the government stake to Indian companies. We lost local control of the aviation market. We cannot afford to lose local control of such a strategic & national asset.
by hgupta
19 Oct 2019 05:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11951
Views: 912109

Re: Levant crisis - III

The flaw in the reporting is the sequence. It was **NOT*** "Trump withdraws; Turkey invades. It was "Trump gets US troops out of the way just in time as Turkey invades". Trump merely pulled his men out of a no-win situation, and used standoff blunt threats to stop the Turks. The Deep...
by hgupta
19 Oct 2019 05:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 37395

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/948618584829321216 --> Things are becoming interesting now. Here's a rendition of a 'revolutionary configuration' study for a potential next generation main battle tank by DRDO's CVRDE that could weigh in at just 41 tons. Source: DRDO's DSJ. Rakesh, If they do no...
by hgupta
19 Oct 2019 05:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 37395

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The 4th man is a loader, don't see how that reduces workload of the other 3 or when it's an autoloader doing the job of the fourth man. I would rather CVRDE propose a tank with a completely unmanned turret and a 3 man crew. IMHO even a 2 man crew with duplicated controls is doable but other factors...
by hgupta
18 Oct 2019 05:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 37395

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I never understood the need for a three man crew. There’s too much workload under combat conditions and maintenance to effectively function as a three man crew. A four man crew is considered ideal in most situations combat and non-combat.
by hgupta
18 Oct 2019 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 37395

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I think DRDO had come up with a Arjun turret on a T 72 chassis Sadly "Tank-Ex" was rejected by IA. :cry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_EX . It looked good on paper, perhaps the chassis could not bear the overall load. The chassis shook when the gun fired. After a couple shots, all si...
by hgupta
16 Oct 2019 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3419
Views: 380814

Re: Understanding the US - Again

What’s your point UB?
by hgupta
11 Oct 2019 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2509
Views: 379083

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

UlanBatori wrote:

So ReichsFuhrera Merkel will achieve what Hitler's Panzer divisions stuck at Dunkirk failed to achieve: annexation of Ireland. Followed by Scotland. Even as the Reich is swallowed by Turkey. Imagine! Sultan Erdogan, Caliph of Irishstan and Scottistan.


:roll:
by hgupta
10 Oct 2019 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kurdistan - An Indian National Interest
Replies: 194
Views: 13303

Re: Kurdistan - An Indian National Interest

The author is speaking from a russian point of view. However, from an outsider's point of view, Russia is no EU or US. The EU and US represent the two largest markets in the world in terms of dollars. China is a distant second off by trillions of dollars. If Erdogan wants to keep Turkey's economy hu...
by hgupta
10 Oct 2019 02:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3922
Views: 720780

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Ques to learned gurus. Why isn't govt considering printing more currency to spur infra investment as public undertaking projects? Inflation is at record lows & addition of 2-3% points in inflation won't hurt much currently. India is not like America where dollar is the de factor global currency...
by hgupta
10 Oct 2019 00:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 852
Views: 87847

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

The Turkish army is big, but largely conscript based. Many competent officers have been purged and the criteria for promotion has been adherence to Islamist values, not professional competence. Still, the Kurdish forces will not be able to stand up to the Turks in a conventional fight. If they figh...
by hgupta
09 Oct 2019 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 825
Views: 123118

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Why do we care about pissing off Iran, Syria, or Putin? Its not like we need Iran, Syria or Putin. Putin knows that he can't put all his eggs into one basket such as China. For starters, China shares a long border with Russia and I am sure Putin hasn't forgotten the border clashes with China during ...
by hgupta
08 Oct 2019 01:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 825
Views: 123118

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

I disagree. This development is good for India because Saudis now realize that Pakistani military assistance is worth crap and needs better friends to work with. Iran won't be a hegemon in the Middle East. It is practically checked to the east by Pakistan, a sunni majority state and checked by Isra...
by hgupta
08 Oct 2019 01:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2564
Views: 282264

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I’m sorry But I have to rate Moraji Desai as the worst because he was a complete traitor to India. He betrayed two RAW agents and allowed Pakistan to have a nuclear program when he had a perfect opportunity to take Pakistan’s nuclear program out but he refused because it was “immoral”. Fvck him and ...
by hgupta
06 Oct 2019 08:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1576
Views: 241522

Re: India's Power Sector

mort walker ji, so what is the peak demand? a loose upper limit is ok. we know that it is <= to the installed capacity. I agree with what you are saying. let us get a tight upper bound on the peak demand. then and then only one can sneeze or not sneeze at 1.12 GW reduction at the peak. Your answers...
by hgupta
03 Oct 2019 05:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 825
Views: 123118

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

All that talk of "high tech war " is bull $hit ., if they did why didnt they win the Afghan war in the first place ..lol Tech helped them defeat Saddam's Army and roll up Taliban in few months. No army can stand US offensive in a full frontal war. Even in asymmetric warfare US has improve...
by hgupta
03 Oct 2019 05:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3419
Views: 380814

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Well if you want to engage in wishful thinking, go ahead. But Trump will have a hard time making a go for it. For starters, the economy is showing signs of slowing down and recession. By the time when the elections come, if the economy has not taken pace up, Trump will not be able to win. Trump has ...
by hgupta
03 Oct 2019 04:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3419
Views: 380814

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The giddy crowd of wackos who supported BS are now up for grabs. I doubt if they are ready to vote DT. Most likely Biden will try to grab them (he's "flexible"). Will Andrew Yang surge I wonder. In the long term they are likely to vote Pocahontas. Pocahontas can and will be beaten. Becaus...
by hgupta
03 Oct 2019 04:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3419
Views: 380814

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Biden is corrupt, so his campaign is gone as well. Please don't parrot Trump's line. There is no proof only shameless conjecture that Biden is corrupted. Don't be too hard on for Trump and fall for his lines. Do not rely on Fox News as the source of information coming from the US. In Ukraine, Joe B...
by hgupta
30 Sep 2019 08:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 6675

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Rooftop solar has lots of potential in India where people live in their houses for generations. In the US, people move quite frequently and investing in solar panels is questionable for home use where you may not be able to recover the initial cost. In the US, once people buy houses, they generally...
by hgupta
30 Sep 2019 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 825
Views: 123118

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

I am not an expert but Saudis losing this war and influence in the region and Iran winning and becoming a hegemon does not look like its good for India. What we need is a balance of power in the middle east where the Saudis, Iranians, Turks fight among themselves and weaken each other without anyon...
by hgupta
30 Sep 2019 08:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3419
Views: 380814

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Because Iran doesn’t want a Saudi Arabia proxy on its eastern border. Frustrating Saudi’s designs on Pakistan will go well with Iran’s strategy and national security interests. Moreover Iran can step into Balochistan on the pretext of securing its eastern border and weaken Pakistan’s stance against...
by hgupta
30 Sep 2019 08:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3419
Views: 380814

Re: Understanding the US - Again

How did Obama do something worse when he released the monies that actually belonged to Iran? It was not the US’s money. It belonged to Iran. Who it belonged to is irrelevant. What it was used for, the mountain of cash in small denominations (almost untraceable), is relevant. Then by implication, yo...
by hgupta
30 Sep 2019 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3419
Views: 380814

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Anyone who thinks Iran is India's friend need to revisit their assumptions . Iranian mullah regime is as bad as Saudi mullah regime or Turkey's Islamist leader. The Saudis/UAE/Oman and other Arabs refused to give a statement on Kashmir keeping Indian sensitivities and their interests with India in ...
by hgupta
30 Sep 2019 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3419
Views: 380814

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Kashi, Because Iran doesn’t want a Saudi Arabia proxy on its eastern border. Frustrating Saudi’s designs on Pakistan will go well with Iran’s strategy and national security interests. Moreover Iran can step into Balochistan on the pretext of securing its eastern border and weaken Pakistan’s stance a...
by hgupta
30 Sep 2019 04:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 825
Views: 123118

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

If the Saudis lose this war with Yemen all knives will be out for the Crown Prince. He was the one that led the Saudis down this path. Other princes nursing their wounds due to their captivity and detainment at the hands of the Crown Prince will be looking for the next available opportunity to pin t...
by hgupta
30 Sep 2019 03:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3419
Views: 380814

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Some Trumpians say they no longer are watching Fox because "its further sliding to the left". The new Trumpian channel is One America News network (OANN). What most people can't digest is Trump inserting Rudy Guiliani into the process. I think that alone can make Trump look bad, very bad....
by hgupta
28 Sep 2019 05:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 6675

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Sudharshan, Check this article out. https://t.co/7lFBHCAQEL?amp=1 This is what I am talking about. This is the kind of research and development where India can leverage its strengths and assets to establish a firm foothold in the energy storage industry. India has lots of iron ores and set up massiv...
by hgupta
27 Sep 2019 02:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3221
Views: 453636

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump will be impeached but he won't be removed from power since that requires 2/3rds majority in Senate. So no question of trumpkins rioting in the streets. Democrats will pay the political and electoral price for this step without any compensating benefits. It is a deeply self-indulgent and irres...
by hgupta
17 Sep 2019 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2509
Views: 379083

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

No the British left because they realized that they lost the loyalty of a 2 million combat hardened veteran army returning from the bloodbaths of WWII determined not to take anymore BS and expecting independence and freedom. That 1946 Indian Naval Mutiny and the aftermath reactions of the INA trials...
by hgupta
09 Sep 2019 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 825
Views: 123118

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Ldev, India manufactures much more than just agricultural products and produce. It also manufactures heavy machinery, finished goods, electronics, and cars. Why can't India export those products to Iran? I m thinking that the trade ministry of India is not up to par if it cannot persuade Iran to pur...
by hgupta
07 Sep 2019 03:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2147
Views: 246131

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

To fail is to succeed.

I thank the fine folks at ISRO to dare and dream and persist in the face of failure. The entire nation is with you, ISRO. We are rooting for you folks to try again!!
by hgupta
06 Sep 2019 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 825
Views: 123118

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

China will no longer need a String of Pearl strategy if Iran gives China such a foothold. On the plus side, it allows China to dump Pakistan if it so wishes. This means China is going to neglect/abandon CPEC and by inference POJK is ready for Indian integration. Once Baluchistan is free India can b...
by hgupta
04 Sep 2019 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 825
Views: 123118

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

China will no longer need a String of Pearl strategy if Iran gives China such a foothold. On the plus side, it allows China to dump Pakistan if it so wishes.
by hgupta
23 Aug 2019 04:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 6675

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

HG, I am assuming you are based in the US. We had been thinking of installing solar in our home for many years but the cost then was prohibitive and given the meagre savings would not have broken even for over 20 yrs.Then a few years ago a local solar company offered us a sweet deal (pretty standar...
by hgupta
23 Aug 2019 04:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 6675

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Primus, yes I am based in the US. I was fortunate enough that I lived in a municipality that didn't have 3 feet minimum setbacks from the edge of the roof. They only required 1.5 - 2 ft setbacks and my house's layout is in a L shape ranch layout allowing for large areas of unbroken slopes. Therefore...
by hgupta
22 Aug 2019 23:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 6675

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Cross posting from the Politics thread as advised: Indeed, the winds of change are upon us. I agree, there are several disruptive technologies at work. Tony Seba explains in this video from last year. As a Tesla owner myself, I can tell you I am never going back, have had one for over 6 yrs now and...
by hgupta
22 Aug 2019 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2564
Views: 282264

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It has only 1600 charging stations , and Tesla's total production after a decade of operations is only 150,000, media hype notwithstanding. That is more than enough to go coast to coast and north to south very comfortably. At 150k EV, it dents 75 million gallons of gas annually or $275 million. Eve...
by hgupta
22 Aug 2019 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2593
Views: 350016

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Common factor in Syria and Crimea was underestimation of Russia's capabilities and will. That is to say, bad intelligence and analysis. ... I see your point. My point is that the intelligence was good but the analysis was flawed because the analcysts and their masters were arrogant. Extremely arrog...
by hgupta
19 Aug 2019 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3562
Views: 768344

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

Well we will not be able to replace Jaguars with Su-30s on a one to one basis. And Su-30s may cost more to operate per hour basis. Just to keep our numbers from falling we may have no choice but to go with the upgrades and the-engining if that’s the cheapest option to keep the number of combat squad...

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