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by mahadevbhu
02 Mar 2020 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1055575

Re: Levant crisis - III

What a mess the muddle east is. Also it was a region governed by the British. In India the British found men and educated them, governed them - and taught them to govern themselves. India was governable also - unlike the vast desert expanses of the muddle east. Thus there's a perennial power vaccuum...
by mahadevbhu
02 Mar 2020 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2084
Views: 286627

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

That is America Saar. Follow the money. If you show money to them, you can make them 1. Invade another country Iraq 2. Come to your defense - UK The US is the only country which is willing to get involved in wars halfway across the world for "Freedom". So if you take or need to take panga ...
by mahadevbhu
02 Mar 2020 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225202

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

It makes sense - being manufactured in F16 like numbers, gen5, priced comparable to Rafale, India-US alliance reaching bigger heights and on a good trajectory - thus it makes sense.
by mahadevbhu
02 Mar 2020 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2084
Views: 286627

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Well put Sir. Sure. drones. Buy drones, Buy Reapers and predators and the like. But collaborate and JV with the numero uno supply chain in town. USA.

Shit hits the fan. you will need the USA like the YouKay needed them in World War 2.
by mahadevbhu
02 Mar 2020 08:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2084
Views: 286627

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

There's a lot going on behind the scenes. In front you see Trump in front of 125k people in ahdmbad. But behind the scenes the wheels turn. India and the US are now like the US / UK - propah Allies. China has made this happen - they have scared the US no end. The F35 is the new F16. In numbers, with...
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4720
Views: 896203

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I think that we are Anu Malik-ing where we can - it does make sense to have *some* Apache's and pay full billing for them.
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2084
Views: 286627

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

arshyam wrote:Which fighter aircraft or other frontline offensive assets have restrictions? And what's so sexy about the F-35 that we are ready to accept restrictions so easily?



they make Chinese and Pakistanis scared of taking panga with us. Thus leaving us in peace.
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5335
Views: 651089

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

OTOH, Modi/Shah/Delhi Police should be faulted for not anticipating that protests do sometimes spiral out of control and keeping a keen eye on the going on. Also a big intelligence failure that a riot could be planned right under their nose. Their 2nd failure was that they were unable to reign in a...
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 17:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5335
Views: 651089

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The thing that allows for self-correction, as Rahul Bajaj rightly observed - is a tolerance of criticism. This govt. has shown that it is not very tolerant of alternate feedback and it actively creates social media echo chambers and message disbursement methods. That's why they have a tendency to pa...
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5335
Views: 651089

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You sound very certain in ascribing names to me. Does having a different viewpoint cause thus much calumny? Keeping things in order in one's own country is the job of the GoI. They need to be on top of things, and do all it takes to maintain law and order. Article 370 has gone in Kashmir and how ma...
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 13:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5335
Views: 651089

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You need to address your own citizens more rather than not wait for feedback or worse, take feedback from your own echo chambers of social media. You didn't answer the question above. What are women of shaheen bagh worried about? And what is this crap about 'addressing your own citizens'? ModiJi ha...
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5335
Views: 651089

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Frankly, I think the PM should have done more than just send Ajit Doval to the affected areas. He should have responded to the incessant protests at Shaheen Bagh, and he should have responded to the riots. The PM and Amit Shah both have behaved in a very insulated manner - made heavy decisions and ...
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 12:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5335
Views: 651089

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Frankly, I think the PM should have done more than just send Ajit Doval to the affected areas. He should have responded to the incessant protests at Shaheen Bagh, and he should have responded to the riots. The PM and Amit Shah both have behaved in a very insulated manner - made heavy decisions and t...
by mahadevbhu
29 Feb 2020 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2084
Views: 286627

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/f-35s-india-america-about-make-big-stealth-sale-127622 "This first appeared in 2018 and is being reposted due to reader interest." It is evident that this is an old article... Anyways, F35 is not on offer unless we give up S400s, which we are not rea...
by mahadevbhu
29 Feb 2020 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2084
Views: 286627

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

The presence of the JSF will do far more to prevent misadventures by China / Pak. In that way it is a game-changer frankly. The optics of it prevents bad behaviour. https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/opinion-a-new-normal-has-now-been-set-for-india-us-relations-11582733654341.html The argument ...
by mahadevbhu
29 Feb 2020 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4000
Views: 619784

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Fantastic news Suraj ji. Trumps presidency is the best thing that has happened to India.
by mahadevbhu
28 Feb 2020 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2084
Views: 286627

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

I have Chinese friends - and used to have good strategic discussions with them - they were frankly horrified that India could get American arms and ammo. The JSF in particular. The value of importing even a sqd of F35 and the sheer panic on Pak & Chini is priceless. Instead of wasting our time ...
by mahadevbhu
28 Feb 2020 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4000
Views: 619784

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I would like to see 1. A US MMRCA -- Chini folks don't like it when they see US arms being sold to India. 2. More "strategic" deals - nuclear engine designs for subs. Also in case we have a Dem president like Bernie Sanders OR Chelsea Clinton THEN THROUGH SANCTIONS THEY CAN cripple IAF ea...
by mahadevbhu
27 Feb 2020 16:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6428
Views: 596555

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

one of my best friends in SF thinks he may have COVID This is his email “My sister in law had it first She worked at UCSF which had the Bay Area’s first COVID cases One of her Chinese researchers came back from China 3 weeks ago very sick. My sister in law got it. Then her family got it - everyone -...
by mahadevbhu
26 Feb 2020 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4000
Views: 619784

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2020/02/us-india-are-now-global-strategic.html " “Today, President Trump and I have taken a decision to raise our partnership to the level of a comprehensive global strategic partnership,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the media after bilateral ta...
by mahadevbhu
25 Feb 2020 13:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4000
Views: 619784

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

:rotfl: Well you know, all this excitement gets one going Sumeet Saar. But seriously, a small silver bullet sqd for current Indian Navy carriers might do well to increase they're punch. 18 fulcrums + 6 f35 per CV? F35 s is likely no can do , requires a alphabet treaty india is not ready to sign ( B...
by mahadevbhu
24 Feb 2020 16:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4000
Views: 619784

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Important things to hopefully come out of this visit: 1. More arms, better arms for the Indian forces. Second hand drones, Second hand XYZ's 2. A trade deal and restoration of the trade allowances made to India. 3. Visa laxity for Indian businesses and a point based immigration system rather than th...
by mahadevbhu
11 Jan 2020 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3941
Views: 697155

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Post edited. User warned for repeated thread disruption. Banned for a month.
by mahadevbhu
11 Jan 2020 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 806
Views: 229771

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Mirage 2000:mirage 4000: Rafale YF16:YF17:F16:F18 F16 got copied into the JF17 and all the other Korean and Taiwanese designs. Mig29:35: Su27:30:35 series LCA 1: 2:Navy:tedbf series. F35: Korean 5th gen, Chinese 5th gen. These are the series of developments which have taken place.. similarity exists...
by mahadevbhu
10 Jan 2020 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1610
Views: 216467

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

ramana wrote:
mahadevbhu wrote:This can be done for the Mig21/F16 also?


Aren't you carrying this too far?
Once is funny. Not more than that.


Not being facetious in any of my posts - be it about unFair or this. Hold this place in very high esteem and spend a lot of time reading brf, been lurking since 2002.
by mahadevbhu
10 Jan 2020 04:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1610
Views: 216467

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

This can be done for the Mig21/F16 also?
by mahadevbhu
09 Jan 2020 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3941
Views: 697155

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Agreed that commentators have biases and biased backgrounds. Is it possible even so, to address their commentary without keeping their biases in mind and to refute or agree with their commentary, point by point? Rationale behind this being that biased they may be but some of the aforementioned names...
by mahadevbhu
08 Jan 2020 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1610
Views: 216467

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Earthquake could have been a nuclear test...has that news been confirmed.
by mahadevbhu
08 Jan 2020 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1610
Views: 216467

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

anmol wrote:Jordanian news paper: Iranians accidentally shot down the Ukrainian plane.

Image


Not an accident. It had a lot of Canadians
by mahadevbhu
08 Jan 2020 13:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1610
Views: 216467

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Frankly I like the balls that Iran seems to have. It's instructional for the Indian polity. It's one thing to take on Pakistan and quite frankly another altogether to take on the giant Satan USA. :)
by mahadevbhu
05 Jan 2020 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3304
Views: 659489

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

because the best use of that money, given the limited war scenario that is present on both the fronts - let's face it, neither are the Pakis irrationally prone to jehadying themselves, nor are the Chinese - is limited war like conditions like Balakot and Doklam. And given that scenarios, the best us...
by mahadevbhu
03 Jan 2020 15:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1610
Views: 216467

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Isn't the middle east a place where Indian foreign policy, over the long run, is necessary to bring peace to it - India has relations with the larger players there. However, bringing them to the peace table to talk and to curtail their gunda-gardi is going to prove to be a different matter altogether.
by mahadevbhu
01 Jan 2020 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4311
Views: 922805

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This is truly Agile hardware development. The great thing is that they have a giant supply chain of factories who are producing widgets. So building on top of that industrial base is so much easier than starting a Desi factory from scratch, getting funding, technology and all and then putting it all...
by mahadevbhu
30 Dec 2019 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3941
Views: 697155

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Please do not call me ji. What point of view did she really have? Did you see her behaviour on that stage? How many more F-16s can LM "honestly" sell if the evidence came out? Arm twisting a nation, yes. But who would really want the plane? It just goes to show that technology, while grea...
by mahadevbhu
29 Dec 2019 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1201
Views: 355673

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Corollary - we MUST get the UTTAM and Meteor for the LCA then. MBDA has accepted to integrate the METEOR with the Indian Radar and thus we must grab the opportunity.
by mahadevbhu
29 Dec 2019 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3941
Views: 697155

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Discussed to death Cain-ji. Fair Bibi - as usual - displays the usual American hubris —> America is the centre of the universe, how could a SDRE, Russian trained IAF pilot flying a Russian MiG-21 shoot down a TFTA, American trained PAF pilot flying an American F-16. The very thought is haram. How s...
by mahadevbhu
29 Dec 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3941
Views: 697155

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Makes good points though. Fair Bibi - what's the deescalation ladder? How do you deescalate the next time this repeats.
by mahadevbhu
27 Dec 2019 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1655
Views: 316373

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Praful Patel when.he was civil aviation minister used to get a small cut off every seat that was sold through Emirates..he also made a bunch of money from orders through Boeing and Airbus for Air India. While such capabilities are available in India we would not find Indian companies and govt. entit...
by mahadevbhu
26 Dec 2019 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2010
Views: 196156

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

Ya but if we try to access technology which is now accessible to us, and then create a relationship with the US that is similar to the one that China has with Russia..then that will really help us in terms of ToT. The US is mercantile sure. But that helps keep costs down and given what they spend on...

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