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by A_Gupta
18 Mar 2019 17:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2882
Views: 484225

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

131 CAs Debunk Allegations Of India’s ‘Shambolic Economic Statistics’ Made By Certain Economists, Social Scientists

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/131-cas-d ... scientists via @swarajyamag
by A_Gupta
18 Mar 2019 05:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2882
Views: 484225

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

PMI and CSO growth data are not the same thing anyway . The first is a sequential up/down indicator constructed from a multiple point survey sent out. The second is a YoY percentage growth figure generated from actual output data . The chart only lists the PMI scale . There’s also a greater lag in ...
by A_Gupta
17 Mar 2019 18:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5076
Views: 348892

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327812363_The_genetic_legacy_of_continental_scale_admixture_in_Indian_Austroasiatic_speakers Surrounded by speakers of Indo-European, Dravidian and Tibeto-Burman languages, around 11 million Munda (a branch of Austroasiatic language family) speakers live in t...
by A_Gupta
17 Mar 2019 08:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2882
Views: 484225

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

There is a discrepancy between Nikkei Manufacturing PMI and the manufacturing growth as reported by the CSO. https://answer2pakteahouse.blogspot.com/2019/03/india-nikkei-pmi-and-manufacturing.html https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZpSsekJcyb8/XI2vsAAF_bI/AAAAAAAAHb8/eJYao3SlE4UF5cRUL1ZVED94NVKiyndaQCLcBGAs...
by A_Gupta
14 Mar 2019 18:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2416
Views: 286039

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Portals/10/ASPJ/journals/Chronicles/marion.pdf Shahbaz (Jacobabad) Air Base (AB), Pakistan Following the 9/11 attacks and the identification of Al Qaeda as the perpetrator, US military planners began preparations for a retaliatory strike. The Taliban regime in Afghan...
by A_Gupta
14 Mar 2019 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2416
Views: 286039

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27924966 2007 paper: Type 2 diabetes mellitus in Pakistan: Current prevalence and future forecast. Meo SA, Zia I, Bukhari IA, Arain SA. Author information Abstract Diabetes mellitus is a chronic health problem of all age groups, both gender, involves rural and urb...
by A_Gupta
14 Mar 2019 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^^ does this add anything to your summary, jamwal? "The sources said that the Indian Air Force has submitted proof of 80 per cent of the bombs used in the airstrike hitting their intended target." https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/indian-air-force-balakot-airstrike-dossier-satellite-...
by A_Gupta
11 Mar 2019 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

In the satellite imagery that Google (Maps, Earth) provides for POK, can one make out streetlight poles, overhead power/telephone lines, high voltage transmission towers, cell radio towers? Is the resolution sufficient? In these areas, is much of such infrastructure underground (obviously not the ce...
by A_Gupta
09 Mar 2019 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The site Nathan Ruser and others claim to be the target in Balakot is at lat, long 34.464118°, 73.318160°. Take a look at where it is. Then, look at the stories about "300 mobile phones were active". Take a look at the alleged target site again. You think that place has mobile coverage? It...
by A_Gupta
09 Mar 2019 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2416
Views: 286039

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Dunno if this was posted before: Jeff Smith in thediplomat.com https://thediplomat.com/2019/03/india-and-pakistan-living-on-borrowed-time/ In theory the solution is simple: Pakistan’s security establishment must be convinced the cost for using terrorism as an instrument of state policy outweighs the...
by A_Gupta
06 Mar 2019 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1466
Views: 183009

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

1. Assume that the killed F-16 left unambigously-identifiable-as-F-16-parts as debris. 2. Apparently no photographs of such debris has leaked out of Pakistan. 3. Conclude that the remains of the plane are in a lightly populated area. Since everyone is into satellite photography :) perhaps one can lo...
by A_Gupta
06 Mar 2019 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1466
Views: 183009

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

IAF confirms Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shot down Pakistan F-16 fighter jet https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/iaf-confirms-wing-commander-abhinandan-varthaman-shot-down-pakistan-f-16-fighter-jet-1471540-2019-03-06 This suggests that to credit a kill to a pilot there is some process of ...
by A_Gupta
06 Mar 2019 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^ If the site is the same as the one that Nathan Ruser has, the weapon would have to go astray by more than a kilometer to hit an innocent non-combatant village. (Sorry, but I puke using the word innocent in this context.) PS: The target is allegedly at latitude, longitude of 34.464118°, 73.318160...
by A_Gupta
06 Mar 2019 08:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I wish people would release coordinates. That site with holes in the roofs is not any with coordinates on this thread.

Second, Just a question: could synthetic aperture radar detect those holes in the roofs?
by A_Gupta
05 Mar 2019 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://theprint.in/defence/first-satellite-images-show-likely-damage-to-jaish-balakot-camp-but-no-massive-destruction/201639/ First satellite images show likely damage to Jaish Balakot camp but no massive destruction The images accessed by ThePrint show four dark spots on roof, missing tents and b...
by A_Gupta
05 Mar 2019 18:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

chola wrote:[
They named two: Hassan and Noman. Depending on the day they flipflop between one or the other taking credit for Abhi’s MiG-21 and an imaginary SU-30.

They are all over Paki press and social media.


Do they say which squadron?
by A_Gupta
05 Mar 2019 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

From twitter:
Reuben Abraham
‏ @nebuer42

Not trolling, but asking from genuine curiosity. Why isn't Pakistan naming the pilot who shot our MiG down? From their perspective, he ought be a hero, like Wing Co Abhi is in India, and feted as one. What am I missing here?
by A_Gupta
05 Mar 2019 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1466
Views: 183009

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

I think focus on squadron 19, not the garbled name of the pilot. https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PN8ZFzcH418/XH3wlcbeVHI/AAAAAAAAHZs/1s7f-DGTai4-mYFuQE6Jjsf-QL2qye4swCLcBGAs/s1600/CFCF17CC-EF4D-41A6-B858-2EF97E860687.jpeg http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/aircraft-assignments-active/unit/PAF%201...
by A_Gupta
05 Mar 2019 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1466
Views: 183009

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

This name Shahzaz Ud Din what does it mean? What is Shahzaz mean? Is there any real person with such a name? Looks like a oordofied made up name. At least one with the name Shahzaz, e.g., Shahzaz, M., Nasreen, S., Ling, C.H. and Sbia, R. (2014). Causality between trade openness and energy consumpti...
by A_Gupta
05 Mar 2019 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sensor Fuzed Munition Assembly. I am unable to find anything which looks like this dual pod system. It doesn't seem to be very heavy, there's hardly any impact on soft ground. Or was the plane close to ground when it separated. In that case, there should be more debris nearby. Almost everything abo...
by A_Gupta
04 Mar 2019 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1466
Views: 183009

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

In few weeks , months time PAF will put up a news of F-16 loss in a Crash , That would account for their loss .....It would be too much of a H&D issue for PAF to admit any of its Fighter loss to IAF much less their Tip of the Spear , F-16 Do F-16s have flight data recorders, and is the US likel...
by A_Gupta
04 Mar 2019 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I'm not 100% certain, but I think the coordinates that Nathan Ruser's estimate of the target corresponds to 34°27'50.25"N. 73°19'6.48"E or in decimal degrees: 34.463957°, 73.318466° This is different from the other locations suggested: 1. Somewhere around Jaba: 34.433055,73.324516 2. Batr...
by A_Gupta
04 Mar 2019 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1466
Views: 183009

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

The NYT article is an out and out sales job. Indian military old, desperately in need of modern combat aircraft but bad politicians want populism instead of arms purchases. India is slipping away in more ways than one. Exactly. "Why This MiG-21 Vs. F-16 Dogfight Heats Up A $15 Billion Fighter ...
by A_Gupta
04 Mar 2019 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I'm not 100% certain, but I think the coordinates that Nathan Ruser's estimate of the target corresponds to 34°27'50.25"N. 73°19'6.48"E or in decimal degrees: 34.463957°, 73.318466° This is different from the other locations suggested: 1. Somewhere around Jaba: 34.433055,73.324516 2. Batra...
by A_Gupta
04 Mar 2019 03:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1466
Views: 183009

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

Karan M wrote:Even unclassified data for that matter constitutes OSINT.
Let's not discuss all this now.


Yep, Nathan Ruser et. al. on OSINT:
https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/mappi ... elligence/
by A_Gupta
04 Mar 2019 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Note these two articles: Nathan Ruser: https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/were-indias-airstrikes-in-pakistan-a-strategy-for-public-approval/ Shelley Kasli with a Bangalore byline: https://www.voltairenet.org/article204302.html Either both have independent insights and draw the same diagrams even; or ...
by A_Gupta
03 Mar 2019 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

One further might be concerned about there being an asterisk on the record of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, because the F-16 shoot-down apparently cannot be confirmed from currently publicly available information. Not to worry, earlier in this thread it has been established that the US takes ...
by A_Gupta
03 Mar 2019 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Gus wrote:
satellite image with 10cm resolution of balakot without cloud cover post strike available at

http://www.landinfo.com/satellite-imagery-search.htm


The latest there is from 2018, as far as I can tell.
by A_Gupta
03 Mar 2019 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^ On the demands for proof -- That India Today conclave speech by PM Modi -- a freely available youtube where one can listen to it for oneself, has nevertheless been turned into a controversy via a bit of mistranslation, and amplification in the press like The Telegraph. It doesn't matter that any...
by A_Gupta
03 Mar 2019 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^ The bombs missed by 100, 185, 200 meters? All consistently to the west of the Jaba top. No other bombs - they all fell in a cluster of three? The other hypothesized position of the strike is Batrasi forest some 4 km, 10 degrees west of due south from the Jaba top. Damage to vegetation assessed b...
by A_Gupta
03 Mar 2019 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Can anyone pl. post the co-ordinates of the Balakot JEM site, please No body knows for sure, where the JEM site is, only guesses based on imagery from google maps/earth. Watch the below video for coordinates. They appear at the bottom as the focus shifts to the location. ..... As shown in the youtu...
by A_Gupta
03 Mar 2019 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Can there be any doubt now? I tend to believe my own lying eyes, but there is tiny probability that I'm misinterpreting these images, so BRF gurus? Memorialized on my blog: https://observingliberalpakistan.blogspot.com/2019/03/balakot-target-before-and-after.html Balakot, before and after. We alrea...
by A_Gupta
03 Mar 2019 02:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Khalid Muhammad: Director General of Command Eleven, a security and defence think tank in Pakistan. Arabnews.com news-item from May 31, 2018 http://www.arabnews.com/node/1313181/world “The possibility of Durrani being court martialed is very high,” said Khalid Mohammed, director general of the Isla...
by A_Gupta
03 Mar 2019 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Khalid Muhammad: Director General of Command Eleven, a security and defence think tank in Pakistan. Command Eleven's website https://www.commandeleven.com is conveniently down for "design revisions and maintenance". One can find a bit of it in Wayback Machine from January, Feb 2019, e.g.,...
by A_Gupta
03 Mar 2019 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Can there be any doubt now? I tend to believe my own lying eyes, but there is tiny probability that I'm misinterpreting these images, so BRF gurus? Memorialized on my blog: https://observingliberalpakistan.blogspot.com/2019/03/balakot-target-before-and-after.html PS: Removed the images. They are ava...
by A_Gupta
03 Mar 2019 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I already had flagged NatSecJeff three (3) days back. NatSecJeff already caused enough of damage naively aided by our own! FYI, that NatSecJeff guy is a Baki asset, who is mixing lies & disinformation with just enough truth to sound credible. Indian army just falgged a fake Baki account who was...
by A_Gupta
02 Mar 2019 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

JayS wrote:Stop watching and reading fake news channels. If enough people do it, automatically they will shut down.


That was the Indian Express. Dunno if you can get enough people to stop reading it to put it out of business.
by A_Gupta
02 Mar 2019 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

No more diwali @ loc? What about snakes? No. It is effectively over. Samjhauta Express resumes tomorrow on Sunday March 3rd. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/samjhauta-express-services-restored-train-to-run-from-india-on-sunday-railways/articleshow/68231815.cms The whole point is that Indi...
by A_Gupta
02 Mar 2019 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pro-Terrorist Articles and Authors
Replies: 32
Views: 3566

Re: Pro-Terrorist Articles and Authors

Compare this story (Kriti Gupta - no relative of mine, India Times) https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/defence-establishment-has-evidence-of-air-strikes-in-balakot-in-terms-of-sar-imagery-363053.html with this one (Sushant Singh, Indian Express) https://indianexpress.com/article/india/radar-image...
by A_Gupta
02 Mar 2019 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3790
Views: 386537

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Outed. Pak is desperately short of jet fuel hence the prolonged civil aviation shutdown https://www.opindia.com/2019/03/pakistan-airspace-shutdown-after-india-airstrikes-balakot-more-than-what-meets-the-eye-energy-fuel/ If we escalate they are done unless bandars can fire aams from the ground . Pro...

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