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by ramana
25 May 2018 10:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1273
Views: 109154

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Robert Axelrod wrote that random tit for tat best strategy to bring cooperation.
'Evolution of Cooperation'
by ramana
25 May 2018 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

From Whatsapp Q : What is Nipah Virus ? A : Nipah virus was initially discovered when it caused an outbreak of brain fever among pig farmers in Malaysia. Q : Should I be worried ? A : A little. As it is transmitted from person to person and there is no effective antiviral therapy for this infection ...
by ramana
25 May 2018 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Ok. I think its the refugee influx from Bangladesh being settled in deep forest on South India that is causing the outbreak. This is my hypothesis. Also see Nat Inst Virology, Pune has confirmed via PCR tests NIV strain 1. NIV, Pune has confirmed the presence of Nipah virus in Kerala. https://timeso...
by ramana
25 May 2018 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3383
Views: 347770

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Gen Rawat is on an operation al inspection in J&K today
by ramana
24 May 2018 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3383
Views: 347770

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

don't think its right to compare the US vietnam air cavalry tactics with the air-land-battle concept that is being talked about here, which is altogether different in terms of strategic objectives and its filter down to tactics in the battle space (also an US tactic). this is only possible through ...
by ramana
24 May 2018 21:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 55
Views: 8142

Re: Indian Interests_2

X-poting.... I do not want to comment on character/ caliber of (anti Indian) Dulat and anti-india hatred of Durrani as any other chief who hold that position( one just needs to see his Oxford interview on how typical paki he is) . Irrespective of what fiction they wrote, two important things came ou...
by ramana
24 May 2018 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4554
Views: 250939

Re: Deterrence

RoyG, I think a large yield FBF should also have been proofed in POKII and not rely on the TN only. But they could be shaft/tunnel challenged. This does not jive with the supposed frugality of RC when he did not want to test the second TN on May13 per Telegraph or circa 1998. The MND was a combined ...
by ramana
24 May 2018 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1273
Views: 109154

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Kim hesitated on meeting first. I think he was scared that Trump is crazy and erratic enough that he’ll personally tackle and arrest the little fat Korean in Singapore. Everyone tends to see at two person game and ignore China. Even your comment shows that. I think now its US=0; NoKo = 0; China =1 ...
by ramana
24 May 2018 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1273
Views: 109154

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Trump calls off 12 June summit. Earlier Kim blew up the tunnel entrances to close down test site. meeting cancelled yet Noko blows up N test site: two things don't go hand in hand. Look at big picture. NoKo is capped at test site. No more testing. Kind of defacto CTBT. They blew it up first and the...
by ramana
24 May 2018 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Rudradev,
I would like someone to confirm the Nipah virus they found in Kerala is same strain as in Siliguri and in Malayasia.

Can we ask the twitter scientist community?
by ramana
24 May 2018 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018



This is just usual cheap politics.
Don't be distracted.
by ramana
24 May 2018 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 972
Views: 69503

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Hnair, The plot unravels if you understand the guest list at book launch, Sanjay Baru's "Accidental Prime Minister", and 26/11 attack, the Rahul Gandhi disclosure to Mumford. Bottom Line Up Front: Congress, Pak with US in background wanted to settle Kashmir and to prevent any outrage by na...
by ramana
24 May 2018 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1419
Views: 255732

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

JayS, Thanks,.

I think of all those changes 'demanded' the IFF transponder is crucial and should not affect the current Mk1A avionics fit too much.
And it's a good thing to have that.
by ramana
24 May 2018 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3681
Views: 645196

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

In command guidance the flaw is if an ARM takes out the radar then your missile becomes a dud. There are two versions of the changed Akash : Akash Upgrade/Refurbished and NG. NG will have dual seeker. @Ramana-saar: did I miss news that Akash NG will have dual seeker ? Do you have a source for that ...
by ramana
24 May 2018 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Comparing to 2001 is unfortunate as no one suspected it could be the Nipah virus. From what I read Malaysia was first to report the Nipah virus and it is named after a village there. The virus is hosted in fruit bats specifically. In Malaysia the fruit bats half eaten fruit were fed to village anima...
by ramana
24 May 2018 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1273
Views: 109154

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Trump calls off 12 June summit.
Earlier Kim blew up the tunnel entrances to close down test site.
by ramana
24 May 2018 04:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Folks there is an outbreak of Nipah Virus in Kerala. Please be aware and take measures to protect yourself and family. What is Nipah Virus Its a fruit bat virus that has skipped to people. In Kerala could be from palm trees. Not clear. Also help with donations etc. the affected people. PS: Some migh...
by ramana
24 May 2018 04:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 511
Views: 61339

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Shades of Abu Ghraib.
by ramana
24 May 2018 03:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1419
Views: 255732

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

Tejas Mk1A with all these changes is son of Rafale or Jaguar ka baap?
by ramana
24 May 2018 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1419
Views: 255732

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

..... Guys, Smart MFDs are usually those with GFx capability in the display itself and also enhanced display capabilities. In short, LCA Mk1A wont need an extra display processor. Its a weight, volume saving exercise in a way. Digital Map Generators have been added by DARE for IAF to MiG-27 Upgrade...
by ramana
24 May 2018 03:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3681
Views: 645196

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

In command guidance the flaw is if an ARM takes out the radar then your missile becomes a dud.
There are two versions of the changed Akash : Akash Upgrade/Refurbished and NG.
NG will have dual seeker.
by ramana
24 May 2018 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1419
Views: 255732

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

it a well laid IED to delay the Tejas, make it jump through 10 more hoops and meantime use the numbers depletion issue to get more Rafale. a blr company makes a moving map generator among other avionics pieces http://www.comavia.com/products.asp *cough cough* The Rafale’s navigation suite includes ...
by ramana
24 May 2018 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 511
Views: 61339

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Phillip,

All these rumors drive up price of oil due to instability which is good for ARAMCO IPO which the KSA hopes will be $1T IPO.
by ramana
24 May 2018 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1248
Views: 152464

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Gautam,

Did the case ever come up before the Indian Supreme Court/
I don't think so.
This is one of those activist funded cases.
by ramana
23 May 2018 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1248
Views: 152464

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The interesting thing is US wants to push old F-16s/F-18s with newer equipment even thought IAF is not keen. and despite IAF already acquiring French Rafale costing same as F-35s. (~ > @$100M) Why? Also more likely they will sell F-18s to IN to get a toehold in the Defense business. And its closer t...
by ramana
23 May 2018 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3681
Views: 645196

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Kanson is saying near Hypersonic is within DRDO capability.
by ramana
23 May 2018 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 571
Views: 66457

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

In respect of finding a solution for the problems faced by the BRICS and SCO regarding India’s inability to see eye-to-eye with China and others, the key is not to expel India from either bloc but to expand both organisations so as to emphasise the fact that India is outnumbered among the leading d...
by ramana
23 May 2018 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1419
Views: 255732

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

srin wrote:Well, promise IAF to upgrade the Mk1As to Mk1Bs at an appropriate time (after the new flight computer is qualified). What's wrong with that ?




But seriously means the Jaguar is dying.

Why cant they buy that engine or fund HAL to complete the turbofan engine?
by ramana
23 May 2018 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 570
Views: 100554

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

It will be pretty okay in A2A loadout. Yeah. The doubts on maneuverability for Mk2 are unfounded. (Make no mistake IAF WILL NOT accept such aircraft AT ALL. If you don't trust ADA can deliver, have trust in IAF, that they will not accept it :D ). It should be pretty agile even with significant weig...
by ramana
23 May 2018 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 570
Views: 100554

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Karan.Reduced RCS.Quite right. What I've been saying that we should use the MK-2 opportunity to introduce as much stealth features as possible, a stepping stone to the AMCA . If the MK-2 also comes with a 3D TVC engine it would be a great increase in WVR capability. We should not be blinkered in a ...
by ramana
23 May 2018 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1419
Views: 255732

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

RB is a Leftist Defense correspondent. Which is an oxymoron. Reading Christopher interview to the Week, Mk1A orders were to be firm with the AESA radar. Most likely a section of brass think they can still stall LCA by demanding new features for the unobtanium US fighter jets. Best is always enemy of...
by ramana
23 May 2018 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3681
Views: 645196

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

JayS, Awesome. Akash MkII with dual seeker would be a great cruise missile and TBM killer.
And could even work against glide vehicles.
by ramana
23 May 2018 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3681
Views: 645196

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Could Akash be developed into a naval SAM system too? I know that the B-8 supposedly a JV with Israel but depends hugely upon it, has been earmarked for our principal warships as principal anti-air/missile defence.However, a secondary desi SAM system based upon Akash could be very useful also and p...
by ramana
23 May 2018 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3681
Views: 645196

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

John So IR seeker mode Akash can work in look down and shoot mode due to the ballistic trajectory?
by ramana
23 May 2018 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 511
Views: 61339

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The Yemenis need to regroup and finish the unrest problem in Yemen.
by ramana
23 May 2018 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4303
Views: 485768

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

What is the accuracy claimed for the ATAGS rounds?
by ramana
23 May 2018 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3681
Views: 645196

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

KaranM, Thanks. Do we know if the IA Akash are refurbished too?

I think these are for Babur cruise missiles. The IR seeker is very useful for this mission.

If IA has them then they can take out the Nasr rockets too.

I would put the Akash on solid booster and be ready for cruise and glide vehicles
by ramana
23 May 2018 03:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 571
Views: 66457

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Slightly old about 5 years in fact but gives ideas of dilemmas of growing powers:

http://harvardpress.typepad.com/hup_pub ... china.html
by ramana
22 May 2018 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3681
Views: 645196

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Can we dig more on this aspect of upgraded Akash IR Seeker?

Is this real or DDMitis.
by ramana
22 May 2018 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3084
Views: 244997

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

Interview/ S. Christopher, chairman, DRDO We have given nearly 300 transfer of technologies in the last three years for manufacture at home This is a very landmark interviews. Will highlight what I think is noteworthy: Hailed as the father of India’s Airborne Early Warning & Control System (AEW...

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