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by ramana
23 Oct 2018 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1643
Views: 138606

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).
by ramana
23 Oct 2018 01:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4629
Views: 577391

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: 945
Views: 44764

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: 4629
Views: 577391

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: 1643
Views: 138606

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: 1643
Views: 138606

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: 4629
Views: 577391

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: 1643
Views: 138606

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: 2652
Views: 534483

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: 1643
Views: 138606

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: 1643
Views: 138606

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: 945
Views: 44764

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: 945
Views: 44764

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: 11700
Views: 712775

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: 945
Views: 44764

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: 882889

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: 882889

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: 882889

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: 945
Views: 44764

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: 1643
Views: 138606

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: 945
Views: 44764

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: 4728
Views: 882889

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: 4728
Views: 882889

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: 18205

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: 45288

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: 945
Views: 44764

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: 1643
Views: 138606

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: 4236
Views: 686335

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: 1884
Views: 236073

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: 1884
Views: 236073

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: 3520
Views: 406346

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: 4492
Views: 753003

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: 4728
Views: 882889

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: 3520
Views: 406346

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: 945
Views: 44764

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: 945
Views: 44764

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...

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