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by ramana
21 Aug 2018 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 8753

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

NAtional Disater term is used in US. The US Prseident has to cdeclare natioanl disaster in order to authorize federal aid to the state. Its all about State and Federal rights. No such law/thing is there in India. Also CBN's mind and son are mostly in US all the time. So he might be mistake to think ...
by ramana
21 Aug 2018 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 8753

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

This particular time, what happened is that the southwestern monsoon was active, and a depression happened in Bay of Bengal, which 'pulled' the moist air over KL. I don't remember a depression in BoB happening in the past during SW monsoon Now what I am scared of is another depression in Indian Oce...
by ramana
21 Aug 2018 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4262
Views: 777566

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Aditya_V wrote:Now that we have an IIR seeker which can differentiate tanks from sand at 5Km, how difficult would it be to get SAM and AAM with Astra body and ingenious IIR seeker?



I think the Akash-1S already has this IIR seeker.

I would like a shortened ASTRA motor with this IIR seeker for R-73 replacement.
by ramana
21 Aug 2018 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4262
Views: 777566

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The only criticism now is the small order quantity. We need thousands. Not just 100s. Don't start that whine fest. Look at how many tanks the challengers have? And look at how many different anti tank missiles are being bought? Konkurs, Milan, Javelin etc. Its in thousands. NAG is truly one shot on...
by ramana
21 Aug 2018 02:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 8753

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

UB thanks.
Folks many corporations do matching funds.
See if these qualify and donate.
by ramana
21 Aug 2018 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 732
Views: 103381

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

There was an observer on BBC radio who said that Ghani govt has not made use of earlier peace deals during Eid. The Taliban get to visit the cities and be wit their relatives but go back and resume hostilities. If you not eh Taliban targets the govt specifically. I think Ghani suffers from the rulin...
by ramana
20 Aug 2018 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 8753

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

UB, Is IDRF taking donations for relief in Kerala and Kodagu? Please update.
by ramana
20 Aug 2018 04:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 8753

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Tweet for. DIY life jacket from plastic bottles. Works in a pinch.

https://twitter.com/hussainnellikal/sta ... 11971?s=19
by ramana
20 Aug 2018 03:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 8753

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Folks Sewa international is a 501C Corp and companies in US might have matching grant. So please consider this channel to send funds for relief. Check.with your employer. Do note Sewa International USA is a registered charity and eligible for 501c3. If your employer matches the donations, please don...
by ramana
19 Aug 2018 12:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 986
Views: 92028

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Thanks. Maybe the recordings will reveal a lot?
by ramana
19 Aug 2018 04:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 986
Views: 92028

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Arun, Tell me about Omarosa. Whats is it all about? When I hear too much screaming it is hurting some one. What way?
by ramana
18 Aug 2018 13:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 732
Views: 103381

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Privatizing war would lead to mercenarization of US military.
by ramana
18 Aug 2018 13:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 8753

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Sachin Calm down.
by ramana
18 Aug 2018 03:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274291

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

Can we find a proper one?
by ramana
18 Aug 2018 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1410

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

UB when you can take a look at the TIFAC 2016-2017 Annual Report:

https://tifac.org.in/images/tifac_image ... 016-17.pdf
by ramana
18 Aug 2018 01:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 8753

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Folks JEM is in Pallakad Dt with his parents. Have them in your thoughts.
Quite a few BRF members too in Kerala.
by ramana
17 Aug 2018 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 8753

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

So it was blind adherence to a process set by SC. Most disasters are exacerbated by such rigidity. SC should be more circumspect in ging long bashans with their judgments which vitiate local initiative.
by ramana
17 Aug 2018 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 311
Views: 33756

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

He is making the ACM PC Lal case.
Would be stronger to say all of India is one theater with Western and Eastern sector. Southern Command is strategic reserve with training thrown in. Theater commands for IAF eould reduce AHW to a central logistics pool. This will effect chain of command.
by ramana
17 Aug 2018 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 8753

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

UB, the Weather depression in Bay of Bengal acted as suction pump and pulled the moisture from Indian Ocean. Situation became worse due to : deforestation, homes in flood done, release if waters from dams. Yes Nature hit back bit man made it worse. Let's focus on rescue efforts. Sachin please ban Ar...
by ramana
17 Aug 2018 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 8753

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

From Whatsapp Forwarding as received Message from Navy Met Office at Kochi. The forecast is looking OK. This pressure system has already passed Kerala. What we are experiencing now is the after pull. This will continue for 48hrs more and thereafter it will subside Once the Rains subside, it will tak...
by ramana
17 Aug 2018 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 69
Views: 3330

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 1924 - 2018

Am locking thread as we have in Strat Forum.
by ramana
17 Aug 2018 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 8753

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Dileep,

How are you doing? Safe?
by ramana
17 Aug 2018 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2046
Views: 407603

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Due to the sine angle of the ejection action?
by ramana
17 Aug 2018 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4076
Views: 653775

Re: Small Arms Thread

Welcome to the fourm
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 311
Views: 33756

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

OK. Here is a chance for history role playing buff. USI has an essay competition on 2. The essay for 2018must be on the following topic: • India’s Wars Since Independence: Would we have performed better if we had a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)? There has been a demand for a CDS for some time but no...
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3216
Views: 282585

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

Nice process flow. I believe a former RECW and IITM graduate was instrumental in this Carbon Fiber mfg process.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 69
Views: 3330

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

nam wrote:Still remember the days post the nuke test, Kargil and mobilization for Parakram. I doubt the new generation will ever get to live those times.

ABV left a inedible mark.



Don't mind lekin, but BRF got its voice after Buddha roared.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 8753

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

I too was thinking of opening the thread too this morning.
Looks like the flood damage is quite extensive and Military is part of the rescue efforts.
Glad you opened here and not in other forums where it might not get the visibility
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4361
Views: 717590

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

chola Thanks. sarang was browsing on my tablet. Sorry

The sum total I got from many videos is that MoD is serious and they are following the path nam also hit on.
Kaveri No reheat, Kaveri with reheat and Kaveri ++

SAFRAN is providing the know how.or at-least stiffening the GTRE spine.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 69
Views: 3330

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

ABV ensured India moves from the path of developing country to developed country by his strong initiatives on nuclear security, economic reforms, transportation networks.
His political moderate liberalism ensured commitment to democracy.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 69
Views: 3330

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

Om Shanti!!!

Former PM Vajpayee passed away on 16 August 2018 per statement from AIIMS.
Remembering a great Son of Mother India.

Om Shanthi!!!
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 986
Views: 92028

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Thanks. Just want to point to folks you did great stuff and we did discuss all this.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4361
Views: 717590

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Youtube has many poitive updates on Kaveri and Manik turbofans.

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