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by ramana
22 Aug 2018 03:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 306
Views: 9666

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

My favorite poem 'IF" by Kipling.

Thanks for the onsite report from the medical shop.

I think a twitter campaign to hold the officials responsible for releasing the waters has to be started.

Chetak or some one please start it.
I fond national news papers are notional.
by ramana
22 Aug 2018 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 618
Views: 65587

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

A very good interview from Air Marshal R K Sharma (Retd), former Vice Chief of the Air Staff. Lots of good nuggets. Do read. Make special note of what the Air Marshal says about the trials. Critical to have new aircraft, otherwise our combat unit strength will continue to go down https://www.deccan...
by ramana
22 Aug 2018 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 618
Views: 65587

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

Rakesh, This thread is becoming a marketing brochure for the foreign vendors.
Wont call them suppliers.
by ramana
22 Aug 2018 02:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 306
Views: 9666

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

jpremnath, Thanks for the feedback about UAE contribution. So Alappuzha and Chengannur are the worst affected areas. What other places are affected? OK Hindu has an op-ed LINK .... One striking feature of the nerve-wracking exercise for everyone involved was the absence of mud-slinging, particularly...
by ramana
22 Aug 2018 02:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 306
Views: 9666

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

First they are in being rescued mode and then relief mode.
Later comes the scapegoat mode.
For a while blame TN and SC mode was going on early.
Give some time for the relief to happen.

Any insight into which districts were hit the hardest?
by ramana
22 Aug 2018 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 306
Views: 9666

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

From Whatsapp State Report as of 21st August from Seva Bharathi Total 85,000 volunteers engaged in the rescue & rehabilitation work (65000 Men and 20,000 women) Total camps run by the government is 3965 as on 21st August 2018, out of this 150 camps are directly maintained by Sevabharathi having ...
by ramana
22 Aug 2018 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1249
Views: 198945

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

nam, Could you put a timeline? first Dras sector Second.... Third.... And when detected.... I agree with manjgu that ABV would no have gone to Lahore if he knew about the intrusion. Reading memoirs of Clinton, Reidel, Talbott, Jaswant and TPSrinivasan its clear that Lahore was a CBM implicit in the ...
by ramana
22 Aug 2018 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 997
Views: 92458

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Lalmohan wrote:
Mort Walker wrote:One of those times is now.


that sir is an opinion rather than a fact



Read the whole para. Its a conclusion.
by ramana
22 Aug 2018 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 997
Views: 92458

Re: Understanding the US- Again

With all the trade tariffs talk among others, how is the US economy, especially the stock markets continuing to set new records recently? Are traders convinced that these tariffs are just talk & no action or they that bullish about US economy that it can pretty much continue to forge ahead by i...
by ramana
22 Aug 2018 00:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 306
Views: 9666

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Sachin, Seeing that its relief effort focus now, and the CPM cadres propensity to siphon of the funds, should we continue to support the CMDRF? Also do we know which districts were most affected by the rains and floods in 1) Kerala and 2) Kodagu GD looking at the airlift cargo looks like trains and ...
by ramana
21 Aug 2018 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 306
Views: 9666

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: 306
Views: 9666

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: 4265
Views: 778440

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: 4265
Views: 778440

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: 306
Views: 9666

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: 103424

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: 306
Views: 9666

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: 306
Views: 9666

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: 306
Views: 9666

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: 997
Views: 92458

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: 997
Views: 92458

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: 103424

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: 306
Views: 9666

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: 274310

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: 1434

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: 306
Views: 9666

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: 306
Views: 9666

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: 33794

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: 306
Views: 9666

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: 306
Views: 9666

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: 3416

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: 306
Views: 9666

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: 2056
Views: 408572

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

Due to the sine angle of the ejection action?

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