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by ramana
24 Oct 2018 05:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 973
Views: 45857

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

As extending judicial over reach Supreme Court banned firecrackers on Deepvalli expect between 8:00 -10:00 pm. They don't understand in deep South Naraka Chaturdasi is celebrated in the early morning on previous day. And all should use green firecrackers to be defined by SC. And as bonus allowed fir...
by ramana
24 Oct 2018 05:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2295
Views: 367943

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

The point is the 6 civilians were killed by the booby trapped dead terrorists. That point needs to be hammered home.
by ramana
24 Oct 2018 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 406848

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Please post full text of Gen. Rawat interview

https://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news ... ssion=true

These are as revolutionary as Lord Kitchner reforms in 1890s.
by ramana
24 Oct 2018 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4009
Views: 315669

Re: Internal Security Watch

The entrenched groups which realised that their bailiwicks were in mortal danger are the following: 1) The bureaucracy at all levels 2) The entire judiciary 3) Crony capitalists ranging from the top business groups to the local kirana shop, all of whom thrived on tax evasion and looting the financi...
by ramana
24 Oct 2018 00:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 702
Views: 90735

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

3rd Quarter Economic Results in US are showing the strain of the tariff war.
Cost of raw materials is going up and effecting US company well being.
It caused quite drop in DJA today.
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1281
Views: 204398

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

nam which book was that from?


Aditya_V, To add to your views, 21 Corps was moved in full daylight on Indian Railways in view of the US satellites from its locations.
This is why Sam Berger called Brajesh Mishra modern day Yoda.
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 22:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 973
Views: 45857

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Kaccha was also involved.

The state level BJP won't come up with excuses.
They are at the front-line of the CPM targeted killings via PFI goondas.
Please give them some leeway for their suffering.
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 15901

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

^^^ What happened to the CCCS that was set up with so much interest by Raman-sir? Also, do we have a unkil-type "bubble room" where crucial NSCS meetings should take place to deter all kinds of eavesdropping. CCCS is very much functioning and some Chennai based memebrs attend their talks....
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4634
Views: 578177

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

^^Another point I read about super large guns in WW2 era was mobility. They were a logistical nightmare, difficult to move set up and fire. In addition to being targets for enemy sabotage operations as HVTs. Not to forget they will be difficult to hide Due to gun barrel wear they shell shad to be n...
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4634
Views: 578177

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Ramana Saar, that is exactly the reasoning behind my question. 8) When we started discussion threads up on many types of weapons systems the idea was to focus on India not to tom-tom US and Russian capabilities. We have other threads for that. The need of the hour is to get more of what is already ...
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2659
Views: 536049

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

One question on price and costs?

Does HAL have to pay import duties on the parts and raw material imported for the building of Tejas and Su-30MKI?
What about the fully assembled Su-30MKIs and now Rafales?
And how much is the duty?
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2659
Views: 536049

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

JayS, The discussion is lack of orders for fighter aircraft with the Tejas being the prime order.

Kartik its from Swarajya if you click on the picture.
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 973
Views: 45857

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sabarimala is a rare instance where the inferiors stood up and fought..... Exactly its the subalterns who defied the SC verdict peacefully* and the Justices Mishra and Chandrachud arguments reeks of Orientalism by imposing secular judgment on the blind heathens. In fact on Twitter I pointed out the...
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 973
Views: 45857

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sachin, The national BJP govt is doing everything per the Constitution. it is not interfering the state govt functioning. At same time it has provided intelligence reports to the State Govt and the Governor (A former Chief justice of Supreme Court who knows the law and is above all representative of...
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 973
Views: 45857

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Prasad wrote:Also, why even have this discussion after shutting down GDF I wonder.


Isn't that what you want even here?
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1650
Views: 139260

Re: Understanding the US - Again

GD, basically Erdogan is fronting for the Iran alliance. Step back and read the tea leaves. Quo bono is MBS tarnished? the bad Persians!!! Turkey is cross roads of Europe and Asia. Not a ME power or influencer. RD, US DP is shell shocked and hence the contradictory statements. MBS was supposed to be...
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1650
Views: 139260

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The US now is four economies:

1) California, Texas, and New York
2) Rest of US
3) Top 5%
4) Rest 95%

3) & 4) are in 1) & 2)


This explains the tax cuts and cash back proposals for 2) and 4) from both Republicans(10% for Middle Class) and Democrats (UBI).
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 01:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4634
Views: 578177

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Indranil and nam et al, think in Indian terms. What is feasible: India has Dhanush 45 cal, Sarang M-46 upgrade with 45 cal and ATAGS 52 cal, K-9 with 52 Cal, and M-777 with 39 cal. All fire the M-107 and the ERFA BB/BT shells. Looking at the user trials looks like ERFA BB/BT shells are the preferred...
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 01:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 973
Views: 45857

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

In end all are Gultis!

Where is the bow icon!!!
by ramana
22 Oct 2018 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4634
Views: 578177

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Abhik, He is talking of tail rocket motors in the shell to give extra range.

I don't like the idea of longer barrels as they need extra maintenance, care to avoid balloting.
Better idea is the tail motor to give extra range.
by ramana
21 Oct 2018 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1650
Views: 139260

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UB they want to sell a watered down THAAD eventually. Sort of Patriot and THAAD lite.
by ramana
21 Oct 2018 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1650
Views: 139260

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Since US is withdrawing from INF treaty signalling a new nuclear arms race, India should resume testing. If any one recalls I had proposed testing resumption in case existing arms treaties are voided in my Quo Vadis? Article in BRM Unfortunately it's not linked directly due to web glitches. Will dig...
by ramana
21 Oct 2018 04:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4634
Views: 578177

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/in ... ive-02872/

Has IA given a dozen of these shells to ARDE and do reverse engineering to develop better rounds? Or is the contract so holy that cant be done?
by ramana
21 Oct 2018 04:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1650
Views: 139260

Re: Understanding the US - Again

US has more to lose.
by ramana
21 Oct 2018 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2659
Views: 536049

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

SP-5 was first plane from that half line. So will have teething troubles.
Someone said it was hydraulic lines leaking. And were fixed.
Ususally not torqued enough.
by ramana
20 Oct 2018 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1650
Views: 139260

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Trigger for 9/11 is Clinton demanding Pak hand over OBL while visiting them.
This operationalized the long standing plan but aimed at US.
IAF was the only air force flying CAP on that day.
by ramana
20 Oct 2018 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1650
Views: 139260

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Trump.is bargaining to waive S-400 sanctions for buying F-16s.

He can go take a hike.
by ramana
20 Oct 2018 11:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 973
Views: 45857

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Chandrasekharan Center has acted in the background to max allowed by the Constitution. Kerala govt was informed of the security issues. The governor is fully monitoring. Note the difference in Police behavior. Lathi charge vs withdraw. All this is not from situational wisdom but unstated long hand. ...
by ramana
20 Oct 2018 06:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 973
Views: 45857

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Good luck for her efforts.
#Sabarimala is not an issue only for Kerala Hindus but all Indians as when a religious place gets desecrated with State power no religion will be safe in any place in India.
by ramana
20 Oct 2018 03:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11705
Views: 713342

Re: Levant crisis - III

uskumar wrote:It seems there is a change in stance of Trump on the killing.


Trump threatens“very severe” consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him.
Could we see a regime change or atleast MBS being replaced as king in waiting



I think Jamal K janam kundli was revealed to DT.
by ramana
20 Oct 2018 03:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 973
Views: 45857

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Interesting discussion. Shows how modern Nehruvized some have become.
by ramana
19 Oct 2018 04:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 883027

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

At what distance ? This was drop and glide to > 9 KM Not just a bomb drop Livefist article had 7.5 km. Link: https://www.livefistdefence.com/2010/07/special-report-story-of-indias-mig-27.html Weapon accuracy was a real concern. During upgrade trials, an upgraded MiG-27 conducted an HALR laser-pod a...
by ramana
18 Oct 2018 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 883027

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Gyan, That small parachute to pull the main parachute is called drogue and technology was open source for decades.
by ramana
18 Oct 2018 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 883027

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

prasannasimha wrote:The roll/tumble issue has been sorted out and it has undergone trials with a CEP of 10 m.


Even upgraded Mig 27s with new electronics were getting 11m with dumb bombs.
So laser guided 10 m CEP is not an achievement.
by ramana
18 Oct 2018 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 973
Views: 45857

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Mainstream media in Kerala is fellow traveler of Communists.

I read a few prominent people have been arrested under non-bailable warrants.
by ramana
17 Oct 2018 21:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1650
Views: 139260

Re: Understanding the US - Again

GD, Many British soldiers trained in WWII and Malaya were cannon fodder for mercenaries in Africa.
looks like GOAT is producing US soldiers into same profession.

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