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by ramana
18 Apr 2021 03:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Kati, Looks like the 5th phase was about 35/45 for NDA.
About 130 already.
Need 148 to form govt.
by ramana
18 Apr 2021 03:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 727
Views: 197897

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

I read a blurb saying HAL integrating Astra on LSP Tejas. Will find the exact wording. And ASRAAM. HAL Plans to Certify Astra Mk1 and ASRAAM Air to Air Missile Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is carrying out integration works on one of the Limit...
by ramana
16 Apr 2021 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3634
Views: 775780

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The QUAD will be a trilateral.
India, France, and Australia.
Japan will be cat on the wall.
It will be forced to choose.
It has a treaty with US but will US risk itself to save Japan?
I think not.
by ramana
16 Apr 2021 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3634
Views: 775780

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I am still not able to wrap my head around this aggressive Freedom of Navigation assertions by USNavy and subsequent climbing down. Is someone trying to sabotage QUAD from within USG? I submit its Biden himself who could authorize the FONOPS and the statement. US is nervous and US trying to limit I...
by ramana
16 Apr 2021 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 727
Views: 197897

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

I read a blurb saying HAL integrating Astra on LSP Tejas. Will find the exact wording.
And ASRAAM.
by ramana
16 Apr 2021 06:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3634
Views: 775780

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I will let Hari Nair and other military types opine but 2020 Galwan and subsequent standoff showed that the China threat is over. They need to bring in much more forces and risk losing their perch. Due to terrain, Indian forces deployment etc. They tried a lot without declaring war, salami nibbling....
by ramana
16 Apr 2021 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1342
Views: 395785

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Could be but it obsolete and ammo is old and could be hazardous.
155mm howitzer does a better job ordnance and range.
by ramana
16 Apr 2021 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Kati, Chintamani is very hopeful of Phase 5. He thinks wrap up possible.
by ramana
15 Apr 2021 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3634
Views: 775780

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

A close observation of ww2 events give a very amazing understanding into chinese actions. Perhaps China seems like ww2 germany playing ww2 as a cold war over an extended period of 20 years. In 1941 hitler wanted to attack UK across the channel but his forces werent ready, so he went east. Germany f...
by ramana
15 Apr 2021 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3634
Views: 775780

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

csharma wrote:China thinks they can coerce India into abandoning the quad.


Biden will be more successful with his FONOPS in Lakshadweep.
This type of cat and mouse games are not sustainable.
Need a breakout gamechanger to stop this four-year blow hot blow cold.
by ramana
15 Apr 2021 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1342
Views: 395785

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

What has replaced the mortar? The K-9s have been inducted, RFP for more SP pieces too. Philip, Good question. The Tampella fires 38 kg shell to 9.6 km. The replacement is the 155mm gun-howitzer which fires a heavier shell (100 lb) and farther. The Sarang has high elevation to clear the mountain cre...
by ramana
15 Apr 2021 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Chetak The IUF Siddique angst is MIM are Deccani Muslims while they are Bengal speaking.
So it's language-based angst.
by ramana
15 Apr 2021 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Manish it's like a train. Some are close to the engine while others are close to the guard compartment. And many or not even near the platform. So with vantage view from the engine should not disparage the rest. Need to bring them up to speed. Just posting such media early on with all the FUD going ...
by ramana
15 Apr 2021 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 59
Views: 12884

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

Looks like IAF wants to refurbish the IL-76 fleet with new engines and modern avionics to get 15 more years of service life. Older proposal not acted on. And unlikely to get more C-17s as the line has stopped two years ago. Also, the Biden administration won't release any aircraft. http://idrw.org/i...
by ramana
15 Apr 2021 06:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

So just search for Satta Market Bengal on Youtube?
by ramana
14 Apr 2021 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Kati, Any updates from Satta market?
by ramana
14 Apr 2021 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Sure. You will see on May 2.
Do we have a list of seats in each phase to compare later.
by ramana
14 Apr 2021 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Haridas wrote:Composite info graphics of seats in phases and 2019 lok sabha votes

https://twitter.com/HaridasKukkur/statu ... 35809?s=09



Here is the graphic. Do study it.


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by ramana
14 Apr 2021 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Punjabi her latest burnt whatever painting could be a coded signal to riot and burn.
by ramana
14 Apr 2021 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

All good macro/strategic level analysis has been done. However Bengal elections are 294 microbattles and eight phases are 8 campaigns.or sweeps. So far 4 phases are over for 135 seats are over. Another 4 phases till April end. Only 8th phase is tough for BJP as it's mostly TMC territory. Haridas had...
by ramana
14 Apr 2021 10:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

The CAPF Forces will hopefully be retained for a few weeks to curb violence.
by ramana
14 Apr 2021 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 64
Views: 12298

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

https://www.gunnersshot.com/2021/04/this-is-fifth-on-threatrisation.html?m=1 Indian Armed Forces are capable enough to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation even without getting theatrised. That is a proven historical fact and does not change. However, theatrisation must imp...
by ramana
11 Apr 2021 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Well articulated.
by ramana
11 Apr 2021 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

I think folks should listen to full audio of the Clubhouse Patrakars and write.
by ramana
09 Apr 2021 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3441
Views: 360114

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

DBT is implemented in all states except Punjab. In 2018 the Center asked to implement by 2019. So all but Punjab already implemented it. Also Center is saying ship the grain to the destination. No storing in Punjab. What was happening was spraying the grain with water, rotting, declare unfit for hum...
by ramana
09 Apr 2021 10:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-South America Relations
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Re: India-South America Relations

As Indo-Pacific shapes up in the decade starting from 2021, time for India to reach out to Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile on the Western shores of South America and bordering the Pacific Ocean. Why understanding the Geo-Politics is important? Connect the dots. - China is blackmailing cou...
by ramana
09 Apr 2021 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Primus, Haridas made a map of Bengal showing phases and number if seats in each phase. He overlayed on 2019 election results. It shows the hardest for BJP was 3rd phase and they expect 18/31. After that it will be 8th phase. Rest 4,5,6,& 7are BJP areas. Will post the tweet. https://twitter.com/H...
by ramana
08 Apr 2021 04:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

And Puducherry.
by ramana
06 Apr 2021 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Now that polls have closed, what was the turnout and sentiments in TN, Kerala?
Bengal Phase 3, BJP expected 18/31.
In 2016 TMC got 29/31 here.
by ramana
06 Apr 2021 05:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Yes. Its actually 2 more are 50:50 chances.
by ramana
05 Apr 2021 11:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Prem Kumar wrote:
Ramu wrote:There has been acute gaslighting problem in tamil nadu for the past several years.


Explain please


What is there to explain?
by ramana
05 Apr 2021 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249686

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

.... Thats why I stay away from this forum. People don't read carefully or bother to educate themselves. .... Since you requested long back you cant stand being a moderator here and it was I who wanted you around in case you change your mind, I have deactivated your account so you don't have to suf...
by ramana
05 Apr 2021 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249686

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I need some gyaan about the Sig Most armies seem to use 7.62x51mm for designated marksmen and a smaller caliber like 7.62x39 for regular infantry. Is this mostly due to weight and logistics (heavier bullets to move around)? What is our plan? To equip everyone with 7.62x51mm ? Yes. Moving away from ...
by ramana
03 Apr 2021 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

I wouldn't put too much weight on voting %. WB had a high voter turnout in their previous assembly election too. Plus in 2019, there was an unprecedented voter turnout, which turned out to be "pro-incumbency"! Incorrect. The destruction of Vidyasagar statue tilted 10 seats to TMC. And the...
by ramana
03 Apr 2021 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

vijayk wrote:Image

Coupta is angry with Kerala Xians and church ... are they tilting to BJP?


Yes. LDF is Empowering Muslims to love jihad on all and not just Hindus.
So there is seeking support from NaMo.
by ramana
02 Apr 2021 05:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 577
Views: 153167

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

https://alphadefense.in/orca-omni-role-combat-aircraft-iaf/ ORCA – Why it makes sense? By Alpha Defense FEB 26, 2021 The Omni Role Combat Aircraft or ORCA is a proposed land-based variant of Twin Engine Deck based fighter jet that is under development for the requirement of Indian Navy. The design ...
by ramana
02 Apr 2021 05:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 565
Views: 90656

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

If you are on Twitter follow Naren Menon. he had a tweet on the taxonomy of Kerala Christians.

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