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by ramana
18 Oct 2018 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 656
Views: 34381

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: 1594
Views: 133976

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.
by ramana
17 Oct 2018 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 656
Views: 34381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

One old man committed suicide. Its on twitter.
Situation is not healthy.
by ramana
17 Oct 2018 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4713
Views: 877921

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Wonder how guided Pinaka was achieved with controlled canards.
Same idea should work.
by ramana
17 Oct 2018 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4713
Views: 877921

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Tell me how will that work! The body rotates due to aerodynamic forces acting laterally. They fins have to be sized need to counter the rotation. Making the laser guided 1000MC bomb, which is the cheapest and most abundant in IAF inventory, waas the right decision. But execution was not good. We kno...
by ramana
17 Oct 2018 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 145
Views: 18132

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Now that Indian Army is seriously considering reform are there any plans to reform the MoD? i would like to start with an org chart of the MoD and its various branches. Maybe from wiki for a start. Wiki : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Defence_(India) Gov site: https://mod.gov.in/ E-Book ...
by ramana
17 Oct 2018 06:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 551
Views: 45114

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

I was thinking about the July 2008 Kabul bombing of Indian Embassy. It was a precursor to the later 26 November 2008 attack in Mumbai. The Kabul Embassy bombing did not evoke a response from shell shocked GOI under MMS. This encouraged Pak to launch a more provocative attack in Mumbai, which also di...
by ramana
17 Oct 2018 06:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 656
Views: 34381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Marco Polo wrote about this in his travels book.
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1594
Views: 133976

Re: Understanding the US - Again

While he might be setup he did give lot of content for NYT and WaPo to bring him down.
Very flaky politician. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Hart

To his credit he did foresee the airplanes being used by terrorists and gave ample warnings of that before 911 attacks.
As usual they were ignored.
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4227
Views: 683269

Re: Small Arms Thread

I am sick and tired of our troops getting killed due to choices made by foolish battle scenarios. The INSAS should never have made it past the design review. India is not fighting the NATO wars. Even NATO is not fighting NATO wars of Europe. Having faced the Kashmir problem, the AK series should hav...
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1875
Views: 233701

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

RD, Just to point out recently and elderly Hindu person was beaten up in central California by a youth. turned out the perpetrator was the son of a Ca city Police chief. So hate is abundant. One plan that can be implemented is to support local Congressman in the area one lives in. They come up for e...
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1875
Views: 233701

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

TKiran, You have a knack of derailing threads. please exercise some self restraint.
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3518
Views: 404128

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I hope the verdict is held in abeyance pending appeal.

also the Special CM has decided to become a police court and forgets the underlying circumstances.
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4491
Views: 750900

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

So how many hours is the engine designers shooting for?
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4713
Views: 877921

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

mody, Sudarshan program was terminated as it was a dud. If you recall the drop videos the test article used to drop tail first and roll. All that would use up energy and not have enough left over to hit the target. The CCIP method of release would give same level of accuracy (CEP ~ 11m) as the dud. ...
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 22:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3518
Views: 404128

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

The idea of Colonels commanding battalions was a result of Gen Sunderji reforms. Seeing the Battalion commanders battle performance in1965 and 1971 when many Lt Cols were shell shocked and quite a few sacked Sunderji implement more experienced commanders for the battalion. This was from 1986 on-ward...
by ramana
16 Oct 2018 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 656
Views: 34381

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: 656
Views: 34381

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: 656
Views: 34381

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: 4491
Views: 750900

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: 307584

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: 656
Views: 34381

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: 313434

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: 137457

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: 4491
Views: 750900

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: 1594
Views: 133976

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: 60
Views: 14193

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: 697
Views: 89920

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: 1594
Views: 133976

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: 4491
Views: 750900

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: 1594
Views: 133976

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: 656
Views: 34381

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: 2607
Views: 523157

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: 656
Views: 34381

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: 2607
Views: 523157

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: 1594
Views: 133976

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...

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