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by Philip
18 Feb 2018 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1938
Views: 159755

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

The fatal flaw in Indian foreign policy is that it completely ignores its armed forces in any geotrategic analysis, has no grand strategy, no vision for where India should be by say 2050 unlike the Chinese or othets,never uses its military capability to back up its diplomacy which is weak and wobbly...
by Philip
18 Feb 2018 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 10155
Views: 532033

Re: Levant crisis - III

Good analysis by AC.Tx. Singha. It is amazing how asinine US diplomacy in the region is.Look at the Japanese, how they've penetrated every nation through their automobiles, electronic goods, etc.The Germans too with their top line autos.If the US concentrated in selliing their tech. instead of start...
by Philip
18 Feb 2018 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 511
Views: 28818

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Under NO circumstances must we bring in the Chinese into any discussions reg. the Maldives.It's like inviting the Dragon into your house! The shitworm despot in the Maldives has to brought to book.A slimeball like him has the audacity to repeatedly insult and cause injury to India and her interests ...
by Philip
18 Feb 2018 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2209
Views: 167881

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Then keep waiting IAF before you search for the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle of technology that we can't develop ourselves to cobble togegher a bird which will arrive post 2030 and will still be unable to carry BMos. If this is the IAF's genuine assessment, when it has reluctantly bought the LCA ( ho...
by Philip
18 Feb 2018 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 511
Views: 28818

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Yes.The Chin threat was an exercise in " bluffology".They know that if they start a shooting match in the IOR right now with the IN, it will end up with a " sinking " feeling in their bellies. Their shouting from the ramparts of Great Wall is to try by any non-violent means possi...
by Philip
18 Feb 2018 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2209
Views: 167881

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Correct.Why all things considered, it should get first pick at the cherry for the more sophisticated projects.Hiving off BTs, IJTs, LTAs and light aircraft for civvy street , to pvt. industry to get them started in the aviation industry,perhaps light helos too, would be useful in freeing up space at...
by Philip
18 Feb 2018 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4833
Views: 389781

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I've not met many Russians over the years.One used to see many of them during Sov. era days as tourists, hawking their souvenirs of medallions, badges and pencils.They were quite polite and careful about their behaviour as there were always " minders" to monitor them. After the collapse of...
by Philip
18 Feb 2018 10:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 87647

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

When the bank's enforcers are so diligent in threatening poor housing loan clients on delayed EMIs, it is impossible that without conniving bank officials protected by politicos at the highest levels that a grand crook like Modi could get away time and time again with such impunity and not be detect...
by Philip
18 Feb 2018 10:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 511
Views: 28818

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

One exercise isn't going to make Yameen blink, but the sight of an IN task force just outside Male will.
by Philip
18 Feb 2018 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 280
Views: 26636

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

One more 4 * honcho to head the CDS planned with direct access to the PMO.Then what happens to each chief's access to the PMO? They become second class chiefs.Each chief must have direct access to the PMO not requiring the Def.Sec's permission.As a courtesy he can inform the Def.Sec. for the record....
by Philip
18 Feb 2018 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2209
Views: 167881

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

True, but last official reports said that all technical issues/ reqs had been resolved.All left now is to say " yes or no". If a powerful desi corporate co. had partnered Sukhoi it would've got the green light long ago but HAL has been the traditional partner for Sov/Ru birds, not corporat...
by Philip
18 Feb 2018 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3991
Views: 562370

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The French get away with it becos they operate N-subs leaving conv. boats for the plebs. A "Super Scorpene" would require considerable redesign and cost much more.They are very expensive even without an AIP system.A VLS plug for missiles like BMos would add to size and weight requiring a m...
by Philip
17 Feb 2018 14:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 360
Views: 39659

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Said so decades ago.Saudi money funded the covert Paki N- programme.China provided the technical knowhow, along with its chum NoKo and Pak paid for the favours by building part of its arsenal for the Saudis to be tipped onto Chin supplied DF series of missiles.Pak depends so much on Saudi covert fun...
by Philip
17 Feb 2018 14:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 511
Views: 28818

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

It has everything to do with Mr.Modi! The buck stops with him.For 3 years now we've been insulted and shafted by the Maldivian sprat and simply watched as China sailed in and the Pakis made inroadd too.The NDA cannot keep blaming the gutless UPA anymore.We voted for a decisive PM and govt., not a sa...
by Philip
17 Feb 2018 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2209
Views: 167881

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

IAF experts on stealth? If the IAF is ready to accept the LCA MK-1 which is below their expected performance parameters, waiting for a MK-1A and eventually 5 years fown the line the definitive MK-2 why are they being such perfectionists about the FGFA MK-1?Secondly not many years ago, the IAF accept...
by Philip
17 Feb 2018 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 511
Views: 28818

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

This is precisely what I have been saying all along.Act swiftly when the opportunity arises.In the first two weeks of the crisis, the despot was shitting in his pants anxiously scanning the skies to look for Indian aircraft.Just taking over the airport and surrounding the tiny dot on the ocean that ...
by Philip
16 Feb 2018 16:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 2993
Views: 340056

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

This gives you an idea that the job of a sub commander is perhaps the toughest of all as he has to deal with "sea blindness" relying only upon his sensors while underway at sea and the consequences of just one small mistake.It also gives an idea of the costs of repairing an n-sub,here a si...
by Philip
16 Feb 2018 15:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 87647

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This is a scam that beggars belief! How many of us have tried getting even a small loan processed through a desi bank? A year or so ago I needed some moolah as a precaution,as some dues from the govt. were being delayed.Despite the knowledge that the money would definitely come,a year late as usual,...
by Philip
16 Feb 2018 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2209
Views: 167881

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

the FGFA is the easiest way in which we can acquire an operate a 5th-gen fighter.It is already flying,on the brink of series production,where we've already made an investment in the JV. The Russian timetable and our inability to deliver the goods, human resources-wise,lack of design skills,saw us he...
by Philip
16 Feb 2018 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5370
Views: 484287

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Wonders will never cease.Ashley Tell-US saying we should not weaken the FGFA JV with Russia and reassess the AMCA programme! Wise advice as the difficulties we're having putting into production and service the LCA MK-1, nightmares can be expected on the AMCA as despite 30 yrs of LCA dev., still such...
by Philip
16 Feb 2018 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 511
Views: 28818

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Sending India's weakness and threatening us about intervening in the Maldives, the Chinese have launched a fierce attack on the PM's visit to Ar.Pradesh threatening us with dire consequences for intruding into " Southern Tibet". It is past time to boot out the Chin shitworm of an envoy and...
by Philip
16 Feb 2018 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2209
Views: 167881

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The SU-57 is clearly a v.diff. bird to the MKI.There is a dramatic increase in stealth, internal weapons bays, 360 deg. radars/sensors, etc.Costing approx. the same as a Rafale- it may even be cheaper, being offered to us with TOT, IP rights etc., and can be inducted using 2 sqds of Ru std. aircraft...
by Philip
15 Feb 2018 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5370
Views: 484287

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

There is NO way that the GOI can fund with elections round the corner and the latest PNB shocker of a banking scam in today's media,more Rafales,plus an SEF AND LCAs! I'm nopt even venturing into FGFA airspace! As for the F-35,a wet dream to some,a nightmare to others and way,way away out of sight b...
by Philip
15 Feb 2018 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 779
Views: 75013

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Slaughter Shiites in their mosques and then talk about reviving ancient ties with Persia/Iran !
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 639
Views: 75885

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

The fascist pigs in Beijing now lust after every islet they cast their beady slit-eyes upon.The Japanese have finally decided that "enough is enough" and are doing unto China what China is doing to everyone else.past time for India to to stand up and be counted and intervene and cleanse th...
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1866
Views: 264932

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

We need to build asap several linked fortress towns as did the emperors of yore,where in safe and secure environs,our Kashmiri citizens,especially displaced Pandits,can return to the valley and live in safe,peaceful surroundings. These settlements,with layers of outer defences to prevent suicide att...
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4833
Views: 389781

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

They say in Russia beware when a Russian leader catches a "cold". Putin today is synonomous with Russia,as the days when "India was Indira and Indira was India". The era of Putin has seen Russia rise from its post-CW humiliations,and return to the forefront of world affairs even ...
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 11:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

What India needs to do ,if we haven't already started upon,it to create a million strong force of cyber-warriors based at multiple locations across India,armed to the teeth with our most sophisticated computers ready to go to war before the first shot is fired.Apart from dominating the air,land and ...
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 04:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3053
Views: 495526

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

For an SR SAM it is mightily large! Look at the current crop of SR SAM's, far smaller.However, I always thought that Akash was intended to be a med.range SAM, replacement for our legacy Sov. era SAMs.Now canisterised, perhaps my long standing query about a naval variant might happen. The IN despite ...
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2890
Views: 168684

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran have surprised and surpassed expectations with their local military industry churning out local weapons for all 3 services and its RGs too.This in the face of total sanctions from the US/West meant to protect Israel, and the Sunni/ Wahaabi terrorist kingdom the KSA. How they've managed to keep ...
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 03:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4079
Views: 570612

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

As fas as N- boats are concerned, their movements are most closely monitored so there can be a fair amount of disinformation put out by the IN deliberately.Decption, deception, deception.
by Philip
14 Feb 2018 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 631
Views: 88232

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Seeing dozens of Flankers parked in the blinding heat at Pune perhaps explains why the availability rate was poor before the screw was tightened.
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3157
Views: 245859

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov has confirmed an order for two battalions of T-14 main battle tanks (MBTs), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported on its website on 9 February. The order for the T-14 MBTs and T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) is understood to have been place...
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3991
Views: 562370

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Please study this pic carefully,how a heavyweight Chinook has been placed aboard the lift of the QE carrier.This is a deck-edge lift which I mentioned earlier. This is intelligent design where the carrier's lifts have been made as large as posible so that thye can accommodate almost any size of figh...
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 639
Views: 75885

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

The US has just said that China is trying to turn the Indian Ocean into the "China's Ocean" .
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 10155
Views: 532033

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201802131061607658-erdogan-us-syria-daesh-turkey/ Erdogan Calls on US to 'Stop This Theater With Daesh' in Syria MIDDLE EAST According to Erdogan, Washington's decision to give financial support to the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will affect Ankara's decisions. &quo...
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 16:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 991
Views: 70169

Re: Non-Western Worldview

Not true.Nero was a monster who persecuted almost everyone! Christians were fed to the lions.Later Christians also persecuted others,especially during the Spanish Inquisition.
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Ha!ha! Shaky-Willy,former head honcho of Georgia,darling of the EU/West,whom they pumped uop with Dutch courage during the spat with Russia,but who dived for cover behind his car when an Russian air raid took place,is now in disgrace again. After losing his post he jumped ship and sailed to the UKR ...
by Philip
13 Feb 2018 13:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 991
Views: 70169

Re: Non-Western Worldview

The scandal of Western "humanitarian assistance" and the grim reality of what it actually is.The OXFAM scandal in Haiti,where aid workers gave aid in exchange for sexual favours,used aid money for whoring and even as alleged abused children too,is just the tip of the iceberg of Western NGO...

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