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by hgupta
05 Feb 2020 03:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2626
Views: 611978

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

"you're peddling" Oh I remember only a handful of days ago you were crying foul when you were accused of peddling something too. IIRC, Raveen, your posts went way beyond the words of "peddling" when attacking Philip Why is everyone ganging up on Philip just because he happens to...
by hgupta
04 Feb 2020 05:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1309
Views: 182708

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Rishi, hows the quality of construction and materials? How well do they do the upkeep? I would like an unbiased view of the Chinese infrastructure and its construction industry.
by hgupta
02 Feb 2020 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1050817

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Most likely it has to do with withstanding and sustaining higher temperatures that comes with AB or sufficient fuel flow to sustain AB thrust.
by hgupta
01 Feb 2020 00:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1560
Views: 292455

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Seems rather strange to me..how the heck will B'desh be able to afford any worthwhile numbers of Apaches? Even India can barely afford 2-3 dozen of the AH-64Es. The Bangladesh economy is doing phenomenally well under the Sheik Hasina Govt. Many Indian businesses are investing there. My company is s...
by hgupta
30 Jan 2020 23:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 556104

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

* The aircraft design was "inherently unstable" (Maybe, but it seems other civilian aircraft have been designed that way before. Was the MAX significantly more unstable than the others? Maybe, why else would they need software compensation?) * The instability was due to the shifted CG bec...
by hgupta
21 Jan 2020 00:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482353

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Good riddance to the parasite prince and princess. For a military man,it was mutiny. Verdict of a court- martial would've been guilty, shot at dawn. She is a mercenary made-in who had some of her clothes kept back in Canada for her exit, leading Harry by his er....nose! the Queen has done well to p...
by hgupta
17 Jan 2020 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2626
Views: 611978

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Raveen, I do see the distinction. You stated "Russian peddler of half truths and full lies." Like it or not, Philip's main point of assertion all along was that we can get access to high tech wares that the Indian defense industry is incapable of making or producing at a short moment of no...
by hgupta
17 Jan 2020 03:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 942858

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Supratik, now you are veering into political discussion territory.
by hgupta
16 Jan 2020 22:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 942858

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Agreed. But, what can be done to reduce the cost of production and transportation to compensate for higher energy cost? I don't know the answer but here is my guess list: 1) Reduce transportation time: Faster, safer roads will reduce the time goods are on the road. It will also reduce the amount of...
by hgupta
16 Jan 2020 20:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 942858

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Uttam, GOI won't be able to do away with fuel/diesal taxes. It is one of their biggest revenue streams and until the GOI are able to collect income taxes from 80% of the population, the fuel/diesel is a indirect way (not perfect but still) of collecting the actual income tax from the 80% that don't ...
by hgupta
14 Jan 2020 12:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 556104

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Sorry I don’t trust the MAX design. It is inherently unstable due to a flawed design. I would not fly in a MAX plane or allow my family to fly those kind of planes. Nope.
by hgupta
11 Jan 2020 23:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 556104

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Good this makes it much easier to ban MAX planes from ever flying in or over India.
by hgupta
11 Jan 2020 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208478

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Deans, decades of sanctions and embargoes and the disappearing cheap Soviet military suppliers have meant that Iranian military forces’ equipment have become obsolete or inadequate. They can’t even have real military training or they will lose spares they need for an actual war. Their only military ...
by hgupta
08 Jan 2020 05:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208478

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

WRT to Iranian options of retaliation, it is pretty much limited. If you want to be chanakyian in nature, the best thing is to wait patiently for the right time to strike. In the meantime, I would unilaterally withdraw from any nuclear treaty as Iran has already done and declare that Iran will pursu...
by hgupta
18 Dec 2019 04:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 115
Views: 25690

Re: India-France news

We need to invest more in our strategic relationship with France and make sure we have them firmly on our side in future battles that will be waged against us at the UN. They are only doing this for money since they know that India will keep buying more of her products. Their only interest is money...
by hgupta
18 Dec 2019 04:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR medical topics corner.
Replies: 55
Views: 4474

Re: BR medical topics corner.

There is evidence of lower rate of preeclampsia with Vitamin D supplementation for pregnant women. The desired serum level was near 50. Vitamins and supplements, which is a mega billion dollar industry in the West and down under is the most successful example of preying on people's fear. Its requir...
by hgupta
17 Dec 2019 07:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1586
Views: 261414

Re: India's Power Sector

Niti Aayog travels to `Lithium Triangle’ to review possibilities for Lithium Mining and Exploration A high-level delegation from Niti Ayog led by Dr VK Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog and Khanij Bidesh India Ltd. recently concluded a visit to “Lithium Triangle’’ countries – Chile and Bolivia to review...
by hgupta
17 Dec 2019 07:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR medical topics corner.
Replies: 55
Views: 4474

Re: BR medical topics corner.

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Admin note: Need to bring this thread back to normalcy. No more warnings
by hgupta
13 Dec 2019 04:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2408
Views: 301238

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/is-rabi-pirzada-now-facing-revenge-porn-1.1572954591198 Is Rabi Pirzada now facing revenge *****? Singer announces early retirement after backlash includes release of personal videos snip ..... Gautam Gautam, I can only hope that the same treatment gets mete...
by hgupta
11 Dec 2019 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5599
Views: 653884

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Don’t forget how Serena Williams was let off the hook while Sharapov was not let off the hook even though it was well documented that she was taking the same medication for the last fifteen years due to a heart condition which pretty much similar to Serena’s circumstances.
by hgupta
10 Dec 2019 03:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5599
Views: 653884

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I think that this will be a slow death knell of the WADA. No country likes any kind of international organization interfering within the internal workings or affairs of said country. Russia will now probably begin a course of undermining WADA as retaliation.
by hgupta
12 Nov 2019 05:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 233
Views: 31850

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

>>The practice of demolishing a religious structure and building another over it isn't something rare. Indeed. The exception is when that does not happen. Even in the case of the recently burned down church of Notre Dame in Paris while we, along with the world, mourned at the fiery collapse of the ...
by hgupta
28 Oct 2019 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587183

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Ah, Indian Americans complaining about there being too many Indians in the US. Quintessentially Indian thing to do. You rarely see this self-destructive behavior among other ethnic groups. I have always wondered why. Come to the city where I live and you will understand. The school district serves ...
by hgupta
24 Oct 2019 03:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 528480

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

sanjaykumar wrote:


I bet she gives a mean blow job.


Don’t you mean a blowup job?
by hgupta
24 Oct 2019 03:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587183

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

What visa issues for US citizens? What incoherent business policies? What visa issues do citizens who vote have? What nonsense Decrease of H1b visas and other kind of visas from India. Incoherent business policies - tariffs and refusal to join the pacific free trade pact and withdrawal of NAFTA. My...
by hgupta
24 Oct 2019 03:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587183

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

UlanBatori wrote:"Indian Americans concerned with visa". I assume Indian visa?
Only a real Pakistani could have come up with that brilliant gem


Sure come up with ad hominem attacks on someone who doesn’t share your political views.
by hgupta
23 Oct 2019 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236831

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

So based on the artillery gun acquisitions, what is the comparative firepower ranking of an Indian brigade to, let's say, an American brigade or British brigade or Chinese brigade or even an Israeli brigade?
by hgupta
23 Oct 2019 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587183

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I think there is a clear movement of the Indian American community from being staunch Dem voters towards the Republican side. This is probably because the IA community has become richer and the R party is more favorable. The D's also have a pro Pak leaning. The Peacefools are all completely Dem vot...
by hgupta
21 Oct 2019 15:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657297

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: 12251
Views: 1031210

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: 355
Views: 98145

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: 355
Views: 98145

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: 355
Views: 98145

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: 355
Views: 98145

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: 4457
Views: 525823

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: 3041
Views: 482353

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: 14928

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: 4819
Views: 942858

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: 1060
Views: 139358

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: 1605
Views: 208478

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 ...

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