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by ramana
02 Apr 2020 12:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430906

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I wish people stop saying NSA is doing the job of a Sub Inspector. The state uses the resources as needed. As for SI authority it has been severely eroded by political interference. It's time to restore the authority of SI. We will face internal threats from now one and police is the new frontier fo...
by ramana
02 Apr 2020 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327998

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dr. Ratnadip,

I read reports that ARDS from Covid-19 is not same as from flu. It's more damaging.
by ramana
01 Apr 2020 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

IR, I have been in this forum since beginning and have been a proponent for strong military. No it does not hurt me when the Apaches which are needed at this time. And hope six more are bought to give a punch to the strike corps. And along with it LCH will be ordered now that it cleared all the tria...
by ramana
01 Apr 2020 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327998

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In Italy almost 35% of the population is above the age group 55 years and above https://www.indexmundi.com/italy/demographics_profile.html Spain around 30% above 55 years and above https://www.indexmundi.com/spain/age_structure.html India around 13% above 55 years and above https://www.indexmundi.c...
by ramana
31 Mar 2020 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 494
Views: 75465

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

I have been thinking of the long view of Radical Indian Islam. Islam came to India via the Arabs to Sind in 711 AD and to Kerala around same time from traders and locals selling /giving their daughters. It stayed benign after defeat of Arabs in Sind but Hindus did or could not impose Reconquista on ...
by ramana
31 Mar 2020 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 494
Views: 75465

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

ArjunPandit wrote:
ramana wrote:I hear rumors of Covid-19 impact on Pindi in the corpse commanders.

You mean infection or the fact that they're transferring cases to pok


No China sent Covid treatment detachment to TSP. Can't be for mango people no?
by ramana
31 Mar 2020 08:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 494
Views: 75465

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Amar_P, Go back in history. Arabs came to Sind and got confined due to Hindu Shahi rulers of Afghanistan. Then Afghanistan fell and the Turks made their way into India till 1730s check by Marathas. And then Sikhs conquest of Punjab. Similarly stable Afghanistan is key to unravel Pakistan. They under...
by ramana
30 Mar 2020 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327998

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Do we want to continue or start new thread.?
My view is continue to retain focus.
New thread always loses continuity.
by ramana
29 Mar 2020 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 87
Views: 10456

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

COVID-19 IS A new bio war front. The soldiers are the medical care profession: doctors, nurses, hospitals, workers, Pharma, drug distribution, research labs, education institutes, revamping biology curriculum even in high schools, public health administration. We need the doctors here to think for p...
by ramana
29 Mar 2020 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 87
Views: 10456

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Putnanja, Please dont poist articles like that. Its not germane to thread.
Suryag, Don't use sarcasm here.
by ramana
29 Mar 2020 05:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327998

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sure BartS.
Start a Post Covid World and India thread.

Put your post as first post.

Ramana

Need people to have hope and not just doom and gloom.
I too have been thinking about starting a thread.
by ramana
29 Mar 2020 05:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 494
Views: 75465

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

I hear rumors of Covid-19 impact on Pindi in the corpse commanders.
by ramana
26 Mar 2020 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4457
Views: 526029

Re: Understanding the US - Again

“Chinese corporations operating in America must not be eligible for the upcoming trillion-dollar bailout, now or ever." Rep.@mattgaetz has proposed a bill that would prevent funds from flowing into #China. We shall see the de-globalization and creating national markets as an end result. I expe...
by ramana
26 Mar 2020 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70805

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

All good feedback. Brig RayC did not leave in a huff but the parting was mutual. He kept on email till the end. And once he invited a member to Kolkata Club for dinner and introduced him to SHQ. I see a dichotomy here. Mil folks on twitter can block those whom they don't want to read. We don't have ...
by ramana
26 Mar 2020 07:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327998

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The point is in India its community spread and from foreign travelers. So they are testing those who show symptoms and all those contacts. And their strategy is working. Second-guessing is nice but useless. Both Kuwait and UAE are close to Iran which has quite a severe infection rate so their testin...
by ramana
26 Mar 2020 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327998

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

He is not a medical doctor. Once the dust settles DT is going to cut off funds unless he is removed and future only doctors head WHO.
by ramana
26 Mar 2020 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 198994

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Is that by Rahul Bedi?
by ramana
26 Mar 2020 06:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 43810

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Also, I missed the last CAG and Parliamentary report links if they were posted here.
by ramana
26 Mar 2020 06:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 43810

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

X-Post... If MoD hadn't paid dues to the tune of thousands of crores to a private company (foreign or domestic) there would be arbitration proceedings going on right now and MoD would end up paying through their (taxpayer's) noses eventually. They know that very well. So they don't default on paymen...
by ramana
26 Mar 2020 06:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70805

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

ks_Sachin the BR pages have the TOE for Infantry battalion.

Our old NCC book used to detail it.

I wish we had real ex-military still with us!
But they leave in a huff at first instance.
by ramana
26 Mar 2020 06:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70805

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRMHDqe_k5Y That looks more like a modernized FN-MAG than a modernized Bren. ....which brings me to the question, is the Negev supposed to replace the FN-MAG in service as well as the Bren? You are right. I read the chronology and we can see the design evolution. So ...
by ramana
26 Mar 2020 06:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3980
Views: 614125

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

agupta orders have to come from GOI. As IR said the priority is to get the Apaches. Could be LCH will be ordered to set up the factory production at a low rate. But COVID related expenditures are a damper. What I hear is there is a queue amongst helicopter pilots to get to Apache flights. Hope simil...
by ramana
26 Mar 2020 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

The last gun firing trial was in 2016 with that drafting paper target. It looks quite bad that inert ammo for repeating the trials was not thought of. Someone doesn't care for gun firing trials obviously. Note the caveat on air to air firing. Why not stream a banner or tow a target? What's needed is...
by ramana
26 Mar 2020 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70805

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion




This is great news. Glad that two orders were given. Need a steady set of orders to keep the flow going.
by ramana
25 Mar 2020 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4457
Views: 526029

Re: Understanding the US - Again

vera, Liquidity has been a problem since 3 weeks when the Feds lowered the interest rate by 0.5%.
That started the jitters.
Then the oil price war.
by ramana
25 Mar 2020 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236907

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Barath, Range definitely but not the same accuracy as Excalibur.
The shell and guidance are being worked parallel I think.
The goal is an Indian solution for Indian problems.

US has developed a Long Range PGK for its deep fire shells. Its called LRPGK.
by ramana
25 Mar 2020 07:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

naird wrote:This virus situation has me worried - what are the chances that MK1A deal will sail through. We will be going through a tremendous economic upheaval..

It will be an annual allocation. No one is going to give the whole amount now
by ramana
25 Mar 2020 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327998

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dr Uday, Sanjay and other hakims,
Please read this and decode it.

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101 ... 1.full.pdf
by ramana
25 Mar 2020 04:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327998

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dr,Uday Your account is activated.
Welcome.
by ramana
25 Mar 2020 02:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430906

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Some rumours on social media about 'Foreign peacefuls' found hiding in mosques in North India including Uyghurs is that true!! If it is then, chalo accha hua corona is helping to identify these guys!! Not long before leftist/liberandu/peacefuls start squealing about police checks and excesses It's ...
by ramana
25 Mar 2020 02:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430906

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Aditya the market needs to be kept open to react as needed. Otherwise, losers will be subsidized by the lockdown.
by ramana
25 Mar 2020 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67661

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Thanks. For the info.
You don't know what you just conveyed.
by ramana
25 Mar 2020 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70805

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The IWI page says Negev N7 TOT is with Punj Lloyd.

I was told that the muzzle break suppresses the recoil to almost negligible levels.
by ramana
25 Mar 2020 02:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327998

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Thanks, Dr. Uday, We do have a few hakims from India, UK, and US here.
When you login put Dr Uday as user id so we don't lose you.

And tell us you have registered here so we can activate the account pronto.
by ramana
25 Mar 2020 01:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327998

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Welcome Dr. EVm.

Thanks for the specific input. I hope you get to post more as you joined now!!!
ramana
by ramana
24 Mar 2020 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70805

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

It looks like modernised Bren with belt feed and auto selector.

Wish ARDE had tried to upgrade the BREN over the many decades and IA had some officers with vision.
by ramana
24 Mar 2020 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70805

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

India signs Rs 880 crore deal with Israel's IWI for 16,479 NEGEV 7.62x51mm light machine guns. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETehRgjVAAIA8lc?format=png&name=small https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1240637563519430657?s=19 FIREARMS PUSH: India Orders >16,000 Israeli Negev Light Machineguns https...
by ramana
24 Mar 2020 13:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327998

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

India is largest producer of chloroquine. Its 130 rupees a blister pack. But dont use with out doctor prescription.
by ramana
24 Mar 2020 04:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327998

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Roman and Jihadi Trojan Asses.

Sanjay, That's your opinion right not evidence.
FDA has not approved the protocol But it is being used in the US under the compassionate care rubric.
And there is ample evidence it is working.

By time FDA approves all afflicted will be dead.

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