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by ramana
16 Jan 2019 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3430
Views: 352732

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

jaysimha wrote:http://www.ofb.gov.in/download/pr/ofbeat_may_july_2018.pdf
ofb news letter may-july 2018.



jaysimha,
How did you get to this OF Beat downloads!!!!
Maybe other issues have some nuggets.
by ramana
16 Jan 2019 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1759
Views: 217645

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

ramana wrote:So how is it going for May?
Is it December yet?



Bloomberg reports just now that Parliament rejected may's deal.
She no faces no Confidence motion.
So December without Autumn.
by ramana
16 Jan 2019 02:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 218
Views: 44874

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Angles And Dangles: Arihant And The Dilemma Of India’s Undersea Nuclear Weapons https://warontherocks.com/2019/01/angles-and-dangles-arihant-and-the-dilemma-of-indias-undersea-nuclear-weapons/ Poorly written article as author tries to reassure US readers India is not a threat and has robust command...
by ramana
16 Jan 2019 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1759
Views: 217645

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

So how is it going for May?
Is it December yet?
by ramana
16 Jan 2019 01:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2209
Views: 129914

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

So whats the impact of Modi's Kerala visit?
by ramana
15 Jan 2019 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4768
Views: 619082

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

X-Post: OFB May -June 2018 Report ofb news letter may-july 2018. Pages 4- 5 have a detailed history of the Dhanush development and trials. Wish it was on a Project type schedule also. It tells all the events and milestone dates achieved And total number of rounds fired to qualify the gun. Wish they ...
by ramana
15 Jan 2019 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 34259

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

On some twitter threads, it was mentioned that India secretly operationalized K4. There was an image posted, but not posting either to avoid posting anything that should not be What secret? I said that in the Arihant thread after PM declared the deterrent patrol. Now its true no one but Indians wan...
by ramana
15 Jan 2019 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 218
Views: 44874

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

First Nuclear Deterrence Patrol Marks Major Step for Indian Submarine Force First Deterrent patrol Marks Major Step for Indian Submarine Force Frm here... The Indian Navy’s new ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) INS Arihant was the boomer that completed the month-long deterrent patrol. Whilst this ...
by ramana
14 Jan 2019 04:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 718347

Re: Small Arms Thread

5719 new sniper rifles will be inducted into the Army this month, replacing Russian 7.62 mm Dragonov. New sniper rifles include Beretta .338 Lapua Magmum Scorpio TGT and .50 Calibre Sniper Rifle M95 MS Barrett, amongst others. Welcome to the Army. Go forth and serve with honour. https://t.co/jN7WhlO...
by ramana
14 Jan 2019 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3377
Views: 716073

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

Mody regarding 4), the Python has too many fins and there is airflow interference at the pylon with Tejas wing. Most likely Python won't be fitted. ASRAAM seems to be the choice. Let's see. I wish we had folks who could do system studies of a short range missile with Python like seeker. Or locate th...
by ramana
13 Jan 2019 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4109
Views: 347214

Re: Internal Security Watch

Supratik wrote:Reinstated CBI director sacked.

https://www.news18.com/news/india/cbi-d ... 98489.html


No. He was transferred. There is a difference.
by ramana
13 Jan 2019 05:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2209
Views: 129914

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I think the problem at Sabarimala is the CPM govt led by Pinnaryi Vijayam is help bent on breaking tradition armed with flawed judgment.
However people want to blame Hindus.
Continue the delusion
by ramana
11 Jan 2019 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2209
Views: 129914

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

darshhan wrote:Now this is becoming the same political thread that was earlier locked.


The issue is hurting a lot of people. LET them.atleast speak
Suppressing voice is heaping more agony.
You can ignore this thread.
Ramana
by ramana
10 Jan 2019 00:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1759
Views: 217645

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Before bolivating folks need to understand the Indian Army is not the British Indian Army. It includes all the States forces of pre-Independent India. Second all battle honors have been reviewed and thos considered repugnant have been retired. What this means is if BIA was awarded Battle Honor Coreg...
by ramana
09 Jan 2019 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2209
Views: 129914

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Krisna thanks.
So peeve has unleashed the police on devotees.
by ramana
09 Jan 2019 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 27781

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

I think something is very wrong with HAL management that they have allowed themselves to be drawn into Congress BJP tussle on Rafale.
Someone in HAL is giving info to one side.
This will be detrimental to HAL.
by ramana
08 Jan 2019 23:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2209
Views: 129914

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Dileep, How many devotees are in custody? Of them how many women?
ramana
by ramana
08 Jan 2019 04:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3377
Views: 716073

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

Folks This military forum. Discussing costs doesn't help anyone. HAL prices the Tejas and MoD buys. Nobody else's business. End of discussion. We talk performance, delivery schedule and achievement and weaponry. Cost and price may can be with motivated journalists. Thanks for thread hijack. No more ...
by ramana
07 Jan 2019 07:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3377
Views: 716073

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

Jayram, Congratulations for being part of Tejas development at a young age.
And even more for using knowledge about Aluminium Alloys and grain refinement with micro alloys.
by ramana
06 Jan 2019 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 34259

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Deans That is compilation.of data to get insight into classified information. Don't go there.
When time come GOI may or may not publish it.
by ramana
06 Jan 2019 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3377
Views: 716073

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

First of all very good post Rakesh. My first acquaintance with LCA was an article by doyen of Indian aerospace writers Hormuz Mama in Interavia circa 1987. I devoured every word of it and watched the progress of the LCA all these years. I had a fat folder with cuttings and copies of each article. Sa...
by ramana
04 Jan 2019 06:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 707
Views: 93082

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

From demographics, India has 300 million poor, 400 million middle class and 100 million rich.
So if your annual income is xx lakhs how much GST do you pay?
5 lakhs - 0% 0
10-20 lakhs 8% pay 80K to 160 k
20-50 lakhs 12%? pay 240 k to 600 k?
by ramana
04 Jan 2019 05:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4109
Views: 347214

Re: Internal Security Watch

Read the part about justice and what is fascism

[What is justice if not the most sacrosanct invention of man? And what is fascism if not a total contempt for it?]

Do people still want Modi to pass ordinances?
by ramana
04 Jan 2019 05:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 707
Views: 93082

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

A question for the gurus here.
How much average GST does a person pay in a year? I know it's linked to consumption which is linked to income.
by ramana
04 Jan 2019 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2209
Views: 129914

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Leadership can come from the movement itself if properly channelized. That is what happened in Singur. But people have to come out of their comfort zone. If it gets normalized the abuses will increase further. Some facts: - LDF has support from 2/3 Kerala Hindus - UDF has rest of the support Both t...
by ramana
03 Jan 2019 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1686
Views: 248090

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Behind all that there is Boeing (F-18) with links to Congress party.
Recent expose of scam to mfg Titanium in Andhra Pradesh.
And behind that is DT who wants to kill all competition to US fighter mfg industry.
by ramana
03 Jan 2019 21:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2209
Views: 129914

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sachin, Please do some thinking and not post mixed messages. You want BJP political support but not Hindu religious support. How is that possible? LDF exists in power because of Kerala Hindu support. Reflect on this: Dileep, if the BJP gains in Kerala the LDF will suffer more than the UDF. That is b...
by ramana
03 Jan 2019 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 259308

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

DT is showing his frustration at his generals and allies but made a mistake in naming India which has done much to cover the US back by ensuring a stable Afghanistan. As I tweeted if there were more libraries for Afghans to study in US troops would not be facing such hostile environment. Its Indian ...
by ramana
03 Jan 2019 12:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2209
Views: 129914

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Mean while the harthal/bandh in Kerala seems to be going strong at the moment. Intelligence report predicts massive attacks across state in coming days. Five shops vandalised in SM Street, several arrested. The traders here are from the peaceful community and their boss had said that he would keep ...
by ramana
03 Jan 2019 03:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 812
Views: 71946

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

I think relations with Canada will be frosty till Trudeau sees the light of all terrorism is bad and not ignore terrorism directed to India.
Since this won't happen expect the chill till Trudeau is voted out of office.
by ramana
03 Jan 2019 02:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1759
Views: 217645

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

There was an article that 6 million UK citizens seek Irish citizenship so they can work in EU. Need to find it. I believe you are referring to the Reuter’s article that talks about six million Brits who are eligible and will seek to hold dual passports. Anybody born in Ireland, Northern Ireland or ...

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