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by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2019 18:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3987
Views: 242503

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/sri-lanka-was-warned-about-terrorist-plot-weeks-ago-n996931 Rajitha Senaratne, the country's health minister and a spokesman for its Cabinet, said international intelligence agencies had informed Sri Lankan counterparts on April 4 that churches and tourist destinat...
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2019 17:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351276

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

shravan wrote:Old news.
thedarkoverlord released some files in Jan this year. Some were related to 911.
ISI chief not only transferred money (one fifth) to the Hijackers but stayed in the same hotel during that time.
It's no longer a Conspiracy theory.


Do you have a link, please.
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2019 03:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3987
Views: 242503

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

^^^ Given the above news-item: It is "local only" seems to be rather unlikely to me. How would RAW know more about an entirely within-Sri-Lanka operation than the Sri Lankan intelligence agency? The question in my head - is this attacked aimed at Sri Lanka? or is Sri Lanka almost incidenta...
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2019 03:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382955

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

^^^ Eventually, we will know. Hopefully our memories are still functioning when the info. is finally out.
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2019 02:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3987
Views: 242503

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Some current event news-items from Sri Lanka: Explosion at Dematogoda: http://www.dailymirror.lk/breaking_news/Another-explosion-at-Dematogoda/108-165662 Van alleged used and its driver found: http://www.dailymirror.lk/breaking_news/Van-allegedly-used-for-terror-attacks-found/108-165671 http://www.d...
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2019 02:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3987
Views: 242503

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

The NYT reports: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/21/world/asia/sri-lanka-explosion.html The authorities said 13 people were being held in connection with the attacks. The government said suicide bombers had set off the explosions. “We believe these were coordinated attacks, and one group was behind ...
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2019 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3987
Views: 242503

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Wiki: 2018 anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_anti-Muslim_riots_in_Sri_Lanka The Sri Lankan anti-Muslim riots were a series of religious riots targeting Muslims that began in the Sri Lankan town of Ampara on 26 February 2018, spreading to Kandy District by 2 March unti...
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2019 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382955

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Looking at Google Earth, the LOC close to Horran is roughly on a ridge around 850 meters elevation. West of the LoC is a valley at around 750 meters. Further west is a ridge at 1000-1200 meters. Horran is further west at around 790 meters. A kind of view from roughly where the LoC is, but two kilome...
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2019 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382955

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

To summarize: 1) There is a set of concentric circles to be drawn to locate where the MiG may have come down. This is because the MiG did not disintegrate, and glided down. The two circles are for glide Lift/Drag ratios of 7 and 4. Seven if the plane stayed close to level, 4 if it was at higher ang...
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2019 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382955

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

This purports to be the downed Mig-21. As Ulan Batori says, the nose is merely ellipsified. What strikes me that the grass was not ignited, and there was not a general wild fire. Second, at 0:39 there is a person whose shadow is quite clear, and that, along with the general latitude and where the su...
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2019 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382955

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

shravan wrote:Each and every video including ispr conference talks about multiple pilots on that day.


Yes. There are three pilots mentioned, two presumably those of the F-16, one in the hospital, and one dead; and one "in our custody", presumably Wg. Cdr. Abhinandan.
by A_Gupta
22 Apr 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382955

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

News articles that mention Horran as the village near where the Mig-21 came down: Yawn, Feb 28, https://www.dawn.com/news/1466569 BBC Islamabad, March 1, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47397418 Video of a person in a stream surrounded by other people, purporting to be the capture of Wg. Cdr. Ab...
by A_Gupta
20 Apr 2019 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382955

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Using Urdu keywords (via Google translate), my search of Youtube for relevant videos was fruitless.
by A_Gupta
20 Apr 2019 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382955

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Deleted. Red herring.
by A_Gupta
19 Apr 2019 17:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351276

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

A good overview of LeT, IMO. Would be nice to read SS saar's thoughts on the debate. eCcpoIE0QnY The event starts at 11:42. Thanks for posting! C.Christine Fair declines to call the LeT terrorists because she says they are an arm of the Pakistani state, doing much of their business in broad public ...
by A_Gupta
19 Apr 2019 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382955

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Gee! BRFees are into dhoti-shivering AGAIN?

Most popular hobby after cricket-match-watching.
by A_Gupta
18 Apr 2019 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381421

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

It is fascinating what the paki ruling class has been able to accomplish. Every time someone lends them money they are counting on the fact that when the time comes to pay it back, someone else will lend the pakis more money to do so, whilst themselves expecting the same for that loan and so on. Th...
by A_Gupta
18 Apr 2019 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351276

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

^^ that is BS news. these eastern european countries lack jobs and hence they migrate to uk, france, germany even for low level labor jobs. Romania has a labor shortage. So they are admitting a **huge** number of non-EU workers. :rotfl: http://business-review.eu/business/foreign-workers-in-romania-...
by A_Gupta
17 Apr 2019 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382955

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I think this has a still from that video: https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7699&p=2334662&hilit=video#p2334662 https://scontent.fccu3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/55686810_2338520739525446_3997531941644533760_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent.fccu3-1.fna&oh=34932...
by A_Gupta
17 Apr 2019 08:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382955

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I think it is this one - no longer available.
https://youtu.be/1mJH2mhLnCw

Linked on page 45 of this thread.
by A_Gupta
17 Apr 2019 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382955

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

There was a YouTube video posted by a Sameer S that has gone missing.
by A_Gupta
16 Apr 2019 04:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351276

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Pakistan won't honor IMF conditions. IMF knows that Pakistan won't honor IMF conditions. Pakistan knows that IMF knows that Pakistan won't honor IMF conditions. IMF knows that Pakistan is aware that IMF knows about Pakistan duplicity. Both sides agree that "let's keep Pakistan going for another...
by A_Gupta
15 Apr 2019 18:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2970
Views: 508362

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry reports a monthly index, "Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100)", via press releases on the Press Information Bureau (pib.nic.in). "The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Indu...
by A_Gupta
14 Apr 2019 19:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2970
Views: 508362

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Index of Industrial Production - IIP - 2011-12 series, with 2011-12 normalized to 100 at the monthly level, last 13 months: 2018 Feb 127.4 2018 Mar 140.3 2018 Apr 122.6 2018 May 129.6 2018 Jun 127.7 2018 Jul 125.7 2018 Aug 128.0 2018 Sep 128.8 2018 Oct 132.8 2018 Nov 126.1 2018 Dec 134.0 2019 Jan 13...
by A_Gupta
13 Apr 2019 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351276

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

In his remarkable book on Growth and Inequality published recently, eminent economist Hafiz Pasha has referred to Section 51 and 52 of the Second Schedule of the Income Tax Ordinance as an example of built-in inequality. It allows the army chief and corps commanders special tax treatment. http://ww...
by A_Gupta
13 Apr 2019 03:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408986

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

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/12/711779130/as-china-hacked-u-s-businesses-turned-a-blind-eye As China Hacked, U.S. Businesses Turned A Blind Eye Listen to the story, synopsis: Technology theft and other unfair business practices originating from China are costing the American economy more than $57 bil...
by A_Gupta
12 Apr 2019 18:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2970
Views: 508362

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/indicators/iip-growth-slows-to-0-1-in-february/articleshow/68851078.cms The industrial production for the month of February contracted to a twenty-month low of 0.1 per cent compared to 1.7 per cent in January showing weakness in the industrial sector...
by A_Gupta
06 Apr 2019 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382955

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Speaking of championships in lying, check the "Understand USA" thread.
by A_Gupta
06 Apr 2019 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2634
Views: 259692

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Relevant to Balakot strike & F-16 shoot down threads. The President’s Germany riff took a most surprising turn, however, when he started to lecture Stoltenberg and the assembled media about his own German roots. My father, he told them, was not only born in Germany but in a “very wonderful place...
by A_Gupta
05 Apr 2019 18:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2970
Views: 508362

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Markets/Nikkei-PMI/India-services-PMI-eased-in-March TOKYO-The output growth of India's service sector softened to a six month low in March, with a slower expansion in new work, according to a survey. The Nikkei India services Purchasing Managers' index, or PMI, decr...
by A_Gupta
05 Apr 2019 17:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2748
Views: 381421

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://www.dawn.com/news/1474039
Pakistan’s GDP growth to fall behind Nepal, Maldives this year: UN
by A_Gupta
03 Apr 2019 04:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2970
Views: 508362

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Markets/Nikkei-PMI/India-manufacturing-PMI-loses-growth-momentum-in-March TOKYO -- Indian manufacturing sector experienced a slow down in March with softer upturn in sales dragging output growth to a six-month low, accompanied by subdued inflationary pressures, with ...

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