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by ramana
22 Jan 2019 06:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Should we discontinue EVMs?
Replies: 2313
Views: 78137

Re: Should we discontinue EVMs?

Up.
EVMs are back in.focus as 2019 elections approach.
by ramana
19 Jan 2019 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136491

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

No warning. No provocation.
Police officer Muhamed Shakir punches Ayyappa devotee protesting against the desecration of #Sabarimala by #UrbanNaxals and chanting 'Swamiye Ayyappa'.
This, in the Muslim majority Malappuram district, North #Kerala https://t.co/JIGGL0MY6k
by ramana
18 Jan 2019 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operational Art or War Doctrine
Replies: 48
Views: 5749

Re: Operational Art or War Doctrine

A dated article but useful to understand unfolding events:

OODA and You
by ramana
18 Jan 2019 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136491

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

This tweet is 4 hours now but not posted here.
Have become resigned to PV and given up the fight?
by ramana
18 Jan 2019 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136491

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

https://twitter.com/TimesNow/status/108 ... 46816?s=19


#TNExclusive: List of 51 women who entered Sabarimala exposed by TIMES NOW, some listed as women are men. Left misleading the Court

@RShivshankar on #SabarimalaHoax https://t.co/jcCYnw7hHV
by ramana
18 Jan 2019 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136491

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

If CPM is dressing up its party workers in police uniforms that is an IPC offence. Impersonating a govt officer. How come no legal case has been filed yet? And why don't we see hartal/gherao of CPM MLAs and boycott of their families? Waiting 3 years for elections is not helpful. I think the KH elite...
by ramana
18 Jan 2019 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2304
Views: 201339

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Why are we digressing from the thread topic?
by ramana
18 Jan 2019 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736216

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

Requirments freeze at time of final design review and any changes have to be re-planned in open and transparent manner. Also IAF would help itself by have a single officer with project authority and not this rotational assignments and unknown spokesman who whisper to favored journalists. We already ...
by ramana
18 Jan 2019 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2304
Views: 201339

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Age is not there. I think one has to be 35 years of age.
by ramana
18 Jan 2019 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2852
Views: 322190

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Austin, Rafale has its uses. The M2K are old even with refurbishment. They would be special delivery.
Recall the two squadrons is SU30s that were never bought?
by ramana
18 Jan 2019 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3834
Views: 529067

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

AAM on helicopters is to take out opposing helicopters in a battlefield.
by ramana
18 Jan 2019 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2852
Views: 322190

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Rakesh, Don't be worried about quibbles. Important is 40 planes are being ordered. And SU30MKI is much more capable than Mig 27 and much much more capable than Bison. Look at the bomb load and gun capability. Include the bomb delivery accuracy. These 40 are at least twice more capable than those. If...
by ramana
18 Jan 2019 02:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1831
Views: 224006

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

France can hire some US TSA workers for the checks on visiting UKians.
SD goons have good experience in cavity searches.
by ramana
18 Jan 2019 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736216

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

Dileep has covered the obsolescence aspect for replacement avionics. The problem comes when you get to replace them. And can build to old parts as they are unavailable. Degraded performance is aging not obsolescence. Different matter. The way LCA program is running, the long development schedule ens...
by ramana
17 Jan 2019 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1831
Views: 224006

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

since the people of UK voted for brexit, what exactly is this vote in uk parliament all about? why dont they just leave. what is the disagreement about in UK now? The issues: Freedom of Movement * UK wants to stop freedom of movement between UK and rest of EU, which means EU folks cannot move to an...
by ramana
17 Jan 2019 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136491

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Ok Need some discipline. Ulan Batori if you have to post cryptic language then don't. No BB etc. I did not permit discussion for jibes and pointed remarks. Not all who read are members. We do have a wider audience of unregistered readers. Dileep, we can do with less negativity. All I see from you is...
by ramana
17 Jan 2019 04:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2283
Views: 136491

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

We heard assurances about donating to CM Relief Fund for flood relief.
Now Times Now has an expose on misuse of funds.

https://twitter.com/TimesNow/status/108 ... 44384?s=19
by ramana
17 Jan 2019 04:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3486
Views: 736216

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

Electronic piece parts have ten year obsolescence timeline. Means you cant go to market and buy them. Hence the need to have quantity buys or what is called life of type buy. Obsolesent parts mean new parts need to be qualified and boxes built using them have to go thru original qual tests. Very tim...
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: 3433
Views: 355686

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: 1831
Views: 224006

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: 45898

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: 1831
Views: 224006

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: 2283
Views: 136491

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: 4773
Views: 623353

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: 118
Views: 36713

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: 45898

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: 719840

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: 3486
Views: 736216

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: 4112
Views: 350452

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: 2283
Views: 136491

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: 2283
Views: 136491

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: 1831
Views: 224006

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...

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