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by Philip
19 Apr 2021 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10106
Views: 1173681

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Just to add,that I've been using the coconut oil in the nose for over a yr.Dr.Hegde ,well-known on the net, advised it.I do steaming too and have installed an ozone disinfectant tunnel in one of my associated outfits.Bisleri have donated a few to Bombay hospitals for their medical staff to keep them...
by Philip
19 Apr 2021 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1614
Views: 306506

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Yes,the expert committee came to the same conclusions that BRF held a decade ago! I posted recently the stats from WW2 of how many assets were reqd. to prosecute just one U-boat,that too after breaking the German code,and the RN's similar experience in the Falklands. We too took supposedly not too l...
by Philip
18 Apr 2021 13:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10106
Views: 1173681

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Gents, leaving aside the debate on why the wave 2 is happening and who is to blame,the goal is for us to survive. Therefore let me share with you a few tips on what has definitely helped over the last year. Advice from reputed docs,etc. 1.Use coconut oil in the nostrils 3 to 4 times a day.It prevent...
by Philip
18 Apr 2021 12:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 1009
Views: 228398

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

What I've said ! The US ,mainly CIA allowed " ally" Pak to get off scot free because they, ISI and the CIA were allegedlcontrolling the international heroin trade being looked after by the Taliban. Pak is the problem.If the Pakis are taught a military lesson,the Taliban won't have refuge w...
by Philip
17 Apr 2021 17:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5826
Views: 846099

Re: Understanding the US - Again

How a 13 yr. old unarmed kid can be shot by a cop is incomprehensible. The spate of recent shootings by police plus by loonies killing the public has been described by Gerry Joe as an "epidemic". But for years only lip service has been done to address the disease. The latest Fedex shooting...
by Philip
17 Apr 2021 14:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 1009
Views: 228398

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

The sheer incompetence and waste of human lives and 2 Trillion spent, thanks to western intervention in Afg.,with the US and its NATO camp followers now beating the retreat in indecent haste. The true failure of the West's Afg. intervention has been its abject failure to strike hard at the root of ...
by Philip
17 Apr 2021 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1614
Views: 306506

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Will wait for Sandeep's piece.The SSN depicted looks interesting.Sail partly like an Akula, but would like to see a frontal pic too. One point is the VLS cells are immediately aft of the sail. Probably easier to fit in with the Arihant design experience.Some newer attack subs have both torpedo room ...
by Philip
16 Apr 2021 21:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1158
Views: 87466

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Perhaps wiser heads have prevailed. The US has withdrawn its plan to send 2 DDGs into the Black Sea at this moment as it would escalate tensions with Russia,already anything but calm. The latest expulsion of Ru diplomats and further sanctions against Ru has come in for scathing criticism and condemn...
by Philip
16 Apr 2021 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2419
Views: 400451

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Reg. the F-35, Bloomberg reports that a key test which will give the bird full combat capability has been postponed to " end 2022" by the US.There are still several issues with the F-35 to be resolved, which is also a v.expensive proposition to acquire as well as operating costs. It's why ...
by Philip
16 Apr 2021 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1798
Views: 369364

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Nice cut-away drawing! Looking at it in detail, is the grid flap inside the engine intakes meant to prevent ingestion of birds,debris,etc? Land based 29s used to have similar flaps earlier for rough field operations. I guess commonality of engines and lots of other components exists between 29s and ...
by Philip
16 Apr 2021 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 63
Views: 14353

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

"Sir Rakesh", HM the Queen checking him out to be her new consort what? :rotfl: Yes, after the untimely demise of RG, who during his time beefed up the armed forces,intervened in SL and the Maldives and got an IN warship on the front cover of Time mag, the immediate successors did bugger a...
by Philip
16 Apr 2021 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1342
Views: 396418

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Manish,those were my thoughts exactly. The Chins have further developed the Ru2B9M Vasilek mortar.This was a fully auto 82mm mortar with a rate of fire of 100+ rounds/ min. The Russians found that max. initial barrage firepower was preferable as after initial barrages, troops took cover and arty. wa...
by Philip
16 Apr 2021 10:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1900
Views: 287254

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

Most Bojitiv noose iz that Phrench prezzident is to be urging Phrench shitizens all to leave the Pukeistan for fear of loosing their lives ! Phrench yembassy is putting the container boxes all around yembassy phor protecshun.Howling mobs of pure Pukeistani jihadis are waiting to feast on Phrenchmen ...
by Philip
15 Apr 2021 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5405
Views: 945781

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

It appears that the Biden era is going to be one of international confrontation instead of international peace. The latest sanctions against Russia will amount to little in effect but only harden the Kremlin line against the US, already furious at NATO expansionism on Russia's borders such as the UK...
by Philip
15 Apr 2021 09:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5405
Views: 945781

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Water carriers for the USN.Bharat Karnad put it more pithily about Indian foreign policy under Jai S,the man who was involved in the N-deal where we gave away our N- testing rights,etc.,later amby to the US and now FM! BK said under Jai S,we are "America's peon"! PS: Poodle Britain is also...
by Philip
15 Apr 2021 08:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1158
Views: 87466

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Is the US retreat in indecent haste from Afg. even before a peace agreement has been reached,dumping the Kabul regime into dustbin,have something to do with Ru. and the UKR? It is not beyond the realm of fantasy to see the US getting involved in the Black Sea both on the ground and in the waters aga...
by Philip
15 Apr 2021 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1342
Views: 396418

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

What has replaced the mortar? The K-9s have been inducted, RFP for more SP pieces too.
by Philip
15 Apr 2021 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3586
Views: 632425

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

It's just been revealed,supposedly a cheap vessel,not a reg. sub with deep diving features requiring special hulls,sonars,etc. Limited weaponry too.It would be an alternative to an OPV or corvette. If there is a bit of automation and a small crew,it could be quite cost-effective. One however would h...
by Philip
15 Apr 2021 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5671
Views: 1145769

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

I have just been watching an intriguing interview of Alistair Crooke,ex- MI-6 agent who now runs a think tank on RT. A lot of it concerned the US vs China and Russia, with the EU in a similar " running dog" status of the US! The west's relations with both going rapidly downhill. Anti-Iran,...
by Philip
14 Apr 2021 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1240
Views: 268369

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Three subs simultaneously surfacing through the ice in close proximity to each other.That's probably unique. USN subs have been surfacing in Artic ice for decades. I think the first sub at the Pole too.
by Philip
14 Apr 2021 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 63
Views: 14353

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

Vips,then why is the IAF wanting the legacy IL-78s to continue performing the tanker role with leased tankers for trg. purposes as reported? The new IL-78 fully Ru built tankers are hugely upgraded unlike the legacy ones.They cost a fraction of the A-330s found far too expensive to buy and operate w...
by Philip
14 Apr 2021 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3586
Views: 632425

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Ha!Ha! No,ck. the link,take a good look at the pic.This is a revolutionary concept,a true hybrid surface/submersible craft that gives stealth and is when submerged,invulnerable to anti-ship missiles. Being only 1000t, it will be v.hard to detect by other larger subs, and a few of these in the ANC co...
by Philip
14 Apr 2021 16:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3263
Views: 375650

Re: Iran News and Discussions

After Biden's arrival,India is upping the ante with Iran at speed as the Chins are making a huge play in the region. It will further develop Indo-Russian-Central Asian trade. https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/india-plans-expansion-of-irans-chabahar-port-mulls-linking-it-with-instc-report-67577...
by Philip
13 Apr 2021 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 2838

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021

Prat,I know a boat-builder,pioneer of GRP boats in the country who for sev. years has delivered ribs,etc. to the IN and CG.But ask him about the torturous path it takes to get an order,payment, etc. He's v.lukewarm these days about orders for the GOI. ! I personally know of another attempt by a fira...
by Philip
13 Apr 2021 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3586
Views: 632425

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

A concept I've been studying for long. During the Kruschev era,the Sov. navy had a submersible missile boat. Obvious advantages. This class of hybrid vessel could serve us v.well based out of the ANC,Lakshadweep where we have several intrusions by Chin naval survey vessels,"fishing" craft ...
by Philip
11 Apr 2021 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 63
Views: 14353

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

Leasing for BTs and tankers,media reports: When we have major budget constraints, CV pandemic in its second wave with dire effects on the economy,buying v.expensive A-330 tankers touted at one time,3/4 times more expensive than new IL78Ts was a straight red card. Leasing a few new IL-78Ts ( existing...
by Philip
11 Apr 2021 11:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923548

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Now watch the Chins following the US action in the future! With friends like the US,who needs enemies?
by Philip
11 Apr 2021 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1240
Views: 268369

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Look at the latest Ru N subs ( Borei,Yasen,et .) and their weaponry and analysis by the USN,etc. They're as good if not better in some respects than their US counterparts. Their spl. purpose subs like the Belgorod with Kanyon/ Status nuclear powered N- torpedoes are unique. Can't be stopped like BMs...
by Philip
11 Apr 2021 05:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923548

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Chairman Mao famously said that a " loud fart was better than a long speech". The US did just that,farted in our own backyard.They've summed up well the famous Indian trait of speaking volumes, but doing precious little. We say that we will give a "befitting reply" to Pak ad naus...
by Philip
10 Apr 2021 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1240
Views: 268369

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Yes they did! Strange we never went for them for violating the contract.Nevertheless ,that was decades ago. The 209 has been overtaken by the 212,214,216,218SG for S'pore too. Then there'as the Dolphin class subs for the Israelis which carry Israel's strat . missiles too. After operating our 209/150...
by Philip
10 Apr 2021 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1240
Views: 268369

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Quieting data will be most highly classified, but in general all our sub classes are pretty quiet,esp. in the littorals.No too long ago one of our Kilos bested an LA class USN SSN. Swedish diesel subs have also had a field day against US naval forces in exercises. Why to successfully prosecute a sub...
by Philip
10 Apr 2021 12:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3496
Views: 662580

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

There are many born in the UK who live in Islamist ghettoland who don't bother about integration while their folk turn parts of Britain into Sharia sh*tholes. However,the wheel of fate has turned a lot.We now have Sunak and Patel in key cabinet positions in the UK govt. Many top industries are India...
by Philip
10 Apr 2021 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 96618

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Listen to Sub.Swamy on New X. Once a week.He pulls no punches.Says BJP is making a mistake by taking on defectors. In TN,one joker defected and within 24 hrs. was given a seat much to the dismay of veteran BJP cadre. I've always maintained that the BJP should develop their own leadership not take in...
by Philip
10 Apr 2021 10:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923548

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The closer the embrace with the US historically, the greater the contempt for its ally . You can scroll the pages of history for examples. Plus,when the ally acts independently to exercise its sovereignty,ally becomes enemy. I've always advocated friendship with the US, but at arms length. The lates...
by Philip
09 Apr 2021 08:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923548

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We don't have the moolah for more than 3 lines of subs,that too hard going.SSBN,SSN and a conv. line,P-75I after the Scorpenes. Why another Akula will be leased with a hope of extending the Chakra's lease for another decade. The 8 Kilos being upgraded will last out another decade when their replacem...
by Philip
09 Apr 2021 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1240
Views: 268369

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Russians against India,what rubbish! Who's giving us a second Akula,JV on BMos,etc.? Almost all our cutting edge milware is from Russia. Did you read the report of Lavrov's visit with Jaishankar? Did you read the CAG report on the Scorpene fiasco,5 yrs. late, extra cost, poor cooperation on TOT from...
by Philip
08 Apr 2021 18:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4030
Views: 856273

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Apols,error ,I meant ASM. Our BMos ASM has around only 300+km at the moment. Until our desi hyper-ASM arrives, It would make a huge difference when used against the PRC since we do not have a dedicated bomber either tactical or strategic at the moment. Our BMos MKIs are fine for striking targets aga...
by Philip
08 Apr 2021 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1240
Views: 268369

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The hulls being upgraded right now are IN hulls both in Russia and at HSL! If they were crap why would the IN upgrade them? Stop using intemperate lingo,argue on merit offering better alternatives.Do we have a ready desi diesel/ AIP sub available? NO! We haven't even tested our AIP system aboard a s...
by Philip
08 Apr 2021 18:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923548

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Is this accurate? We have integrated P-8Is, and other US milware for some years now without any Ru protest.I am sure that the Reaper drone acquisition can bf done while protecting our other tech. of Ru origin.

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