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by ramana
16 Oct 2018 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 632
Views: 33036

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Actually Lord Ayappa has shown the duplicity and institutional bias of the judiciary in India. Kerala High Court finds the Hindu petitioner has no locus standi to ask for admission of Muslim women to Mosques. Same time Supreme Court finds a Muslim petitioner in New Delhi, has all the right to demand...
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 632
Views: 33036

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Buddhist color to Ayyapa looks real interesting- some reference from google- https://books.google.ch/books?id=Be3PCvzf-BYC&pg=PA123&lpg=PA123&dq=ayyappa+buddhism&source=bl&ots=9l4wThloCi&sig=bwQ2vju2jsYZMbfK5fmnt7nwgBw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjBi5vh2YreAhXN2qQKHZj1...
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 632
Views: 33036

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sachin wrote; At present what is happening is that all protestors are clubbed as RSS & BJP "anti-socials" with the main stream media supporting the GoKL to the hilt. The whole protest is also now becoming a porridge with multiple cooks being involved. There are the genuine devotees who...
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 10:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4485
Views: 749409

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Tejas designers wanted engine have cumulative 1000 hours run.
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 04:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307318

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

PankajS, Please x-post in tech forum.
The report reads lots of hype to me.
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 632
Views: 33036

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Folks give the arguments a rest and follow the developing news.
There is a mass wave of protests spreading all over South India.

Yet we see no report here despite calling ourselves ahead of the curve and all that!!!

At a minimum post the twitter feeds of Dileep.
by ramana
15 Oct 2018 23:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4002
Views: 313184

Re: Internal Security Watch

This seems to be happening often. Recall that IAF Group Captain level officer again Modus Operandi is Facebook. Maybe ban the media as first step! Also why doesn't the internal security have security officers these folks can self report and let counter intelligence take over. Looks like the pandu mi...
by ramana
15 Oct 2018 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion
Replies: 1833
Views: 137375

Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

In other words Kamalnath, friend of Sanjay Gandhi, was offering insider information on nuclear weapons and test plans to US.

What did Indian IB have on this conversation?
by ramana
15 Oct 2018 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4485
Views: 749409

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Chetak and JayS, Long ago I read in Interavia that once Kaveri manages cumulative performance of 100 hours the designers would accept putting on the Tejas.
This was an article during development circa 1990s.
by ramana
15 Oct 2018 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1573
Views: 132569

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/11/newt-gingrich-says-youre-welcome/570832/ Newt Gingrich turned partisan battles into bloodsport, wrecked Congress, and paved the way for Trump's rise. Now he's reveling in his achievements. Arun, There is inherent weakness in Western history since...
by ramana
15 Oct 2018 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 13758

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

TKiran Please don't reduce this to defunct L&M thread.
RahulM, Et tu?
by ramana
15 Oct 2018 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 696
Views: 89722

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

GD, I talked to a Desi network guy. He thinks the Bloomberg story is psy-ops.
Says no sys admin would be so clueless at packets moving to unknown IPs.
by ramana
14 Oct 2018 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1573
Views: 132569

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Mort, I think this Rahul's crusade against Rafale is US backed with multiple levels of Inception. Quo bono leads you there.

Defacto CAATSA of French.
by ramana
14 Oct 2018 07:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4485
Views: 749409

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

We don't have input from direct designers or the design review team except for tidbits from half knowledge reporters.
Kaveri has inlet fan, compressor and core.
So where is problem and more importantly what is the problem?
by ramana
14 Oct 2018 07:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1573
Views: 132569

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Karthik S wrote:Guys any interest or discussion on possible sanctions on India as mentioned by DT today?

We should discuss this in India US thread. Please start the discussion
by ramana
14 Oct 2018 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 632
Views: 33036

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I don't understand why Hindus are not allowed to have their beliefs?
This is a matter of faith not of laws.
by ramana
13 Oct 2018 04:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522583

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

JayS A few of us should put our heads together for a comprehensive Additive Mfg all aspects technology plan. I dont want it buried in tech forum.
by ramana
12 Oct 2018 04:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 632
Views: 33036

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Premnath lets keep it here.
Please suggest a proper thread title as we follow the great churning.
Kerala Chaos or Churn?
by ramana
11 Oct 2018 02:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522583

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

Indranil, I think Gyan should be banned for a week on his own request. I agree OK. Let me clarify. - The Tejas by design is very demanding plane that needs flawless manufacturing skill due to the unstable dynamics. - We know HAL is still in learning curve mode of the Tejas as - the configuration is...
by ramana
11 Oct 2018 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1573
Views: 132569

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Mid Terms. Congress- ~ Democrats*** Senate - Repubs 2020 - DT *** Usually the party that has the President stays home and the opposition wins the House by large margin from 63 to 40 in the past. However thanks to the SC confirmation fight Repubs might come out and vote. This will reduce the margin o...
by ramana
11 Oct 2018 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4709
Views: 875818

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

nam from its parameters looks like QR-SAM is Trishul resurrected.

So they should call it Markandeya.
by ramana
11 Oct 2018 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4485
Views: 749409

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

So what was all that BS about SAFRAN says Kaveri ready fro airplane integration?
by ramana
11 Oct 2018 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307318

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

2 smart bombs by DRDO pass test Relevant info .. Sources in the DRDO told this newspaper, “The two glide bombs are christened ‘Garuthmaa’ and ‘Garudaa’. The total indigenisation of the smart weapons has taken place in the labs in Hyderabad. Scientists here designed and manufactured its structures, ...
by ramana
11 Oct 2018 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522583

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

Indranil, I think Gyan should be banned for a week on his own request.
by ramana
11 Oct 2018 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4002
Views: 313184

Re: Internal Security Watch

The Brahmos chief didn't get the head of DRDO position if I recall as he was under cloud.
by ramana
10 Oct 2018 23:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1573
Views: 132569

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Not against DT.
by ramana
10 Oct 2018 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 632
Views: 33036

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Dileep Should I change the thread title to reflect the churning in the state? I recall one of your spy stories centered on Sabarimala and that's where all my gnan and IITM Hostel Servers is from. I will follow you on Twitter.*** Also are there protestors from other states/ A big contingent is on its...
by ramana
10 Oct 2018 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 696
Views: 89722

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

#UN Reform...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniting_for_Consensus

This group looks like a bunch of disgruntled nations with agenda to prevent new emerging G4 powers the seat at high table....
by ramana
10 Oct 2018 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128398

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Mr Tull, why do we need a ski jump for VTOL jet? Royal Navy has chosen this configuration. I suppose this is to improve the payload and avoid using cats/arrestor wires, which do have some disadvantages in cost and maintenance. SaiK, The VTOL consumes a lot of fuel for takeoff. Even the Harrier was ...
by ramana
10 Oct 2018 06:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2163
Views: 209104

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

A primer on Europeans from a BRF observer...


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by ramana
10 Oct 2018 06:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2163
Views: 209104

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Rahul M wrote:more like coupta can't tell one end of the proverbial cow from another. that's the most childish foreign policy analysis I have read, even MK Bhadrakumar makes more sense.



low blow to Couptaji....
by ramana
10 Oct 2018 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 502
Views: 79323

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Reason give of boosting internet traffic is nice.
by ramana
10 Oct 2018 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1856
Views: 231978

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I spent a couple of weeks in Italy. I noticed not much awe of US. And resentment at $ domination. I think Europe has had enough of wars and domination kool aid. they just want a happy life. Especially the Mediterraneans. In response Stan sent me this italy is more like pakistan and turkey... in man...
by ramana
10 Oct 2018 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 13758

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

https://sniwire.com/defence-security/major-revamp-of-indias-national-security-architecture/ Three Deputy National Security Advisers. A Military Adviser. Reconstituted Strategic Policy Group. A dedicated think tank to monitor and assess China across the spectrum. Formation of Defence Planning Committ...
by ramana
10 Oct 2018 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1573
Views: 132569

Re: Understanding the US - Again

But for us there is No sense in sitting around contemplating navels and saying Bhavitavyam Bhavedeva, All is Maya etc. and going and putting notes in the Hundi and expecting all to be fine. Have to be watchful and not let the asuras move an inch without kicking them hard. Which is the reason for th...
by ramana
10 Oct 2018 00:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1573
Views: 132569

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Not really. She said she wants to do other things. Last 8 years have been hectic. And she does belive one should move on and give others a chance.
There was joint press conference in the morning.
by ramana
10 Oct 2018 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 632
Views: 33036

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

UB, A lot of WhatsApp traffic on the flood situation from Irrigation engineers in Kerala.
BLUF: Mismanagement of the water release.
by ramana
10 Oct 2018 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4485
Views: 749409

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

What new core! It has to be new engine.

That's what we have been wailing about since last ten pages.

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