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by ramana
18 Aug 2018 13:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 730
Views: 102827

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: 132
Views: 3256

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: 273841

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: 27
Views: 1278

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: 132
Views: 3256

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: 132
Views: 3256

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: 309
Views: 33574

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: 132
Views: 3256

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: 132
Views: 3256

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: 67
Views: 2810

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: 132
Views: 3256

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: 2027
Views: 403379

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

Due to the sine angle of the ejection action?
by ramana
17 Aug 2018 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4076
Views: 652981

Re: Small Arms Thread

Welcome to the fourm
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 309
Views: 33574

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

OK. Here is a chance for history role playing buff. USI has an essay competition on 2. The essay for 2018must be on the following topic: • India’s Wars Since Independence: Would we have performed better if we had a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)? There has been a demand for a CDS for some time but no...
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3216
Views: 282331

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

Nice process flow. I believe a former RECW and IITM graduate was instrumental in this Carbon Fiber mfg process.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 67
Views: 2810

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

nam wrote:Still remember the days post the nuke test, Kargil and mobilization for Parakram. I doubt the new generation will ever get to live those times.

ABV left a inedible mark.



Don't mind lekin, but BRF got its voice after Buddha roared.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 3256

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

I too was thinking of opening the thread too this morning.
Looks like the flood damage is quite extensive and Military is part of the rescue efforts.
Glad you opened here and not in other forums where it might not get the visibility
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4361
Views: 716786

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

chola Thanks. sarang was browsing on my tablet. Sorry

The sum total I got from many videos is that MoD is serious and they are following the path nam also hit on.
Kaveri No reheat, Kaveri with reheat and Kaveri ++

SAFRAN is providing the know how.or at-least stiffening the GTRE spine.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 67
Views: 2810

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

ABV ensured India moves from the path of developing country to developed country by his strong initiatives on nuclear security, economic reforms, transportation networks.
His political moderate liberalism ensured commitment to democracy.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 67
Views: 2810

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

Om Shanti!!!

Former PM Vajpayee passed away on 16 August 2018 per statement from AIIMS.
Remembering a great Son of Mother India.

Om Shanthi!!!
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 966
Views: 90472

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Thanks. Just want to point to folks you did great stuff and we did discuss all this.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4361
Views: 716786

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Youtube has many poitive updates on Kaveri and Manik turbofans.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 08:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Neighbourhood
Replies: 58
Views: 4471

Re: Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Neighbourhood

This is a bogus report which does not understand the driving factors of Al Qaida nor ISIS. Both are Arab based terrorist organizations. ISIS wants to establish Caliphate. The center for such Caliphate is West Asia not India. Having said that Islamic terrorism on India is Pakistani Army enterprise. S...
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 08:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 966
Views: 90472

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Suraj, You still have those charts you made in the early 2000 decade on BRICs report? If so can you post your preceptive charts?
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 516
Views: 38903

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Folks its already August and the 55th anniversary is approaching. We should try to explore the unknown facets of this war.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 04:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 966
Views: 90472

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Good constructive effort.
Joel Kotkin of Chapman Uty, Los Angles, in his book 'Tribes' tries to study the 2050 and beyond era,
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 02:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1278

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

Arun was hoping you will show up here!

Here is tweet giving NaMo govt 2014 goals and what was achieved:

https://twitter.com/KiranKS/status/1029 ... 08960?s=19

We can map them to Vision 2020 and use as dashboard inputs.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 01:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1278

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

And here is the Abdul Kalam book, for all 2 BRF present members interested. So from this link I noted the chapters: 4. Food, Agriculture and Processing 61 5. Materials and the Future 83 6. Chemicals Industries and Our Biological Wealth 110 7. Manufacturing for the future 129 8. Services As People’s...
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3343
Views: 320984

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

I think just like the airforce there must 600 tank heavy weight category tanks separately filled by Arjun. Lighter tanks should form most of the armoured regiments. Arjun type heavies can be kept mainly desert sectors Aditya_V, The 1965 ended the light tank. US M-48 Pattons being massacred by upgun...
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 00:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772669

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I think one quick project should be to put the Akash-1S IIR sensor on an shortened Astra motor and make a CCM/WVR missile.

This is doable and retains the skills for the DRDL labs and creates a usable weapon for the IAF and IN.
by ramana
16 Aug 2018 00:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4277
Views: 166354

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

My comments on the Saran/Jaishankar speeches. - NSG was not formed in 1967. NSG is renamed London Suppliers Group created by UK after India's 1974 PNE. So fundamental facts are wrong. Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Suppliers_Group The NSG was founded in response to the Indian nuclear te...
by ramana
15 Aug 2018 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1252

Re: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!

I watched NaMo Red Fort speech on both my phone and TV. I liked the goal of Indian Astronaut in space by 2020. I liked the constant reference to the military personnel serving Bharat. I liked his ending the speech with Vande Matarm and the crowd response. Especially the young children. The audience ...
by ramana
15 Aug 2018 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1278

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

I would make #25 appreciation as #1 as it reinforces culture and the Idea of Bharat. Also would like you to put a two line description of those 25 initiatives to help the discussion. BTW TIFAC* has a blue sky vision of 2035 which I linked above. We need a practical one along with stretch goals. I kn...
by ramana
15 Aug 2018 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4629
Views: 270396

Re: Deterrence

There is an interview with Col. Kaushik on Republic TV on Pok-2 testing
by ramana
15 Aug 2018 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 590
Views: 45210

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Problem is, one increasingly isolated leader (Trump) has trapped another one (Erdogan). If Erdogan feels trapped, he will choose to fight. If he chooses to fight, we may see another front opened in the middle east. If his grip on Turkey wasn't this strong, it wouldn't be a matter of worry. If Trump...
by ramana
15 Aug 2018 21:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 966
Views: 90472

Re: Understanding the US- Again

i think its worth considering the different influences on the trump presidency, what their core interests are and what it means for India this is by no means exhaustive 1. Deep state republicans : want tax cuts, roll back of welfare state, easier on immigration to facilitate low cost labour (Americ...

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