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by Katare
20 Apr 2019 01:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2752
Views: 382231

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

What do we know about the replacement? Another western economist with dual citizenship?
by Katare
19 Apr 2019 07:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2752
Views: 382231

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Exactly, Pakistaniyat and ideology of Pakistan itself comes in their way outta the hole that they have got themselves into. The way I look at it is that country have had a pretty lucky streak in the last 60 years. One or the other global event have always allowed them to claw their way back from the...
by Katare
18 Apr 2019 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2752
Views: 382231

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

partha wrote:If I were Sad Umar, I would consider this a blessing in disguise and take the next PIA flight out to Bartania and never come back. Things are about to get ugly.


Exactly, that's why he refused the power portfolio, if you believe he isn't lying like a good TFTA puke.
by Katare
18 Apr 2019 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2752
Views: 382231

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Who cares but what failure? You can always find failures and successes in a long career. Neither do I know or believe that he would have been successful in transforming Pakistan's economy. Although he did take very tough decisions that regular Pakistani leaders solve by kicking the can down the road...
by Katare
18 Apr 2019 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2752
Views: 382231

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

habal wrote:Omer Ayub Khan, grandson of Field Marshal Ayub Khan takes over from Asad Umar, son of Maj Gen Ghulam Umar as Finance Minister of Pakistan


Saab thoda apna source bhi bata diya Karen? Why people write one line of information without specifying if it's a guess, rumor, seen on tv, twitter or a joke?
by Katare
18 Apr 2019 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2752
Views: 382231

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

That he is a grade A moron and incapable of delivering in that role is a given, but he is basically being made a scapegoat for the wider failures and failed promises of firstly Dimran and his PTI, and secondly the 'establishment' who selected them. His media interview bloopers aside, he was transfo...
by Katare
17 Apr 2019 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3511
Views: 406006

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

HY_80 and HY-100 are one and the same steel, if you can make one you can make the other too. Problem lies in complexity, risk and cost associated with the welding process not in making the alloy itself. The difference comes from the tempering temperature, higher you go more ductile/weldable/formable...
by Katare
13 Apr 2019 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117813

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Higher voter turnout is really bad for the ruling party. Modiji got full majority based on a massive (iirc the largest increase ever) surge in voting. The record of voting surge before that was held by elections after emergency when Congress lost for the first time. If you look at the video, both p...
by Katare
13 Apr 2019 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117813

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

This official BJP tweet is offending a lot of people at left and center. I have answered quite a few but seems like it could have been worded differently https://mobile.twitter.com/bjp4india/status/1116246724119371776 Must be an inside job to suppress Urban turn-out ? The message comes across a bit...
by Katare
13 Apr 2019 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117813

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

India Today takeaway on eve of first phase poll: turnout atleast as much as 2014 if not more (except Uttarakhand) Nx9STMvu88Y higher turnout is advantage BJP according to psephologists Maharashtra weaker turnout compared with 2014 BJP supporters are going out to vote where as thugbandhan /Con are n...
by Katare
13 Apr 2019 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117813

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

This official BJP tweet is offending a lot of people at left and center. I have answered quite a few but seems like it could have been worded differently

https://mobile.twitter.com/bjp4india/st ... 4119371776
by Katare
11 Apr 2019 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384431

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

I dont think this IAF not confident in R77 is true, then IAF would not have ordered soo many SU30 or upgraded MiG 29, Mig 21 to fire R77 or IN would have ordered INS VikramAditya plus Mig 29K. Plus M2000 upgradedversions also didnt fire MICA. Simple reason ROE, once Amraam were fired Su30 had to sp...
by Katare
11 Apr 2019 02:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320449

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Only on the point “can stolen top secret govt documents be filed in the court as evidence” But if SC decides in affirmative, which I think it’ll, mahamilabat and media will swing it as major setback for the government. Already have. But ultimately it will change nothing. Everyone could see what the...
by Katare
10 Apr 2019 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320449

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Only on the point “can stolen top secret govt documents be filed in the court as evidence”

But if SC decides in affirmative, which I think it’ll, mahamilabat and media will swing it as major setback for the government.
by Katare
08 Apr 2019 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117813

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

NDA manifesto - National security 1) Complete reforms of higher defense management structure and appoint a CDS by 2020. NDA govt, if voted back to power, will strive to create three (east, west and Indo-Pacific) theater commands to ensure an integrated, effective and comprehensive force structure to...
by Katare
06 Apr 2019 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117813

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Economy and development work in India is number one factor in winning elections. There are a lot of misconceptions around this point. Here are some of the points- Atal ji went to election with only two years good economic growth, the first 4 years were somewhere between miserable and tolerable (sanc...
by Katare
05 Apr 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3948
Views: 584850

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Rakesh, Many media articles have also come out talking about life extensions Which would result in some sort oc upgrade too. No details though. Russia quoted $93M/ helicopter as direct acquisition unit cost And $353M / helicopter in LCC Chinook in same IAF specified configuration costs- Unit cost $7...
by Katare
04 Apr 2019 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3948
Views: 584850

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

does this mean that the Mi-26's have been officially retired ? I know they were close to being unserviceable. No! CAG asked MoD about what they would do about loss of super heavy lift capability of Mi26 that Chinooks can’t match. The answer was- we are not loosing it, they are scheduled for upgrade...
by Katare
04 Apr 2019 08:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 719
Views: 106018

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

He is selling F-16s now a days...
by Katare
03 Apr 2019 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1900
Views: 357865

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

During the recent air standoff, i was just checking out various forums and saw Turkis trying to be more Paki than the Paki when it comes to India. The more interesting thing i observed from those comments is that more than Islamist Turks, secular nationalist Turks are more Pro-Paki. The more secula...
by Katare
02 Apr 2019 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384431

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

Some of the questions hat come to a moderately informed layman’s mind around the way IAF responded. Why didn’t IAF send more aircrafts? Why do they send fighters in twos? Two MKIs, two mig 21s etc! Why not through it all on it? Each base has a squadron or more available and i would assume they have ...
by Katare
31 Mar 2019 04:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2752
Views: 352345

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

There is hardly any difference between this and Pakistani economic stress thread now a days. Lets not post same news and both are hreads, saves time and sanity
by Katare
30 Mar 2019 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2336
Views: 271179

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

We are just starting..... the real story would trickle over next several months.
by Katare
26 Mar 2019 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384431

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

Prof. Prodyut Das's Analysis for Mig21/F16 fight What did happen was one (josh!) flea bitten pilot in a moth eaten Bison went and downed a F 16 with a CCM and it appears he in turn was downed by the F 16’s wing man. Some hold that the F 16 had gone into a “vertical Charlie” and when the R 73 blew t...
by Katare
23 Mar 2019 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384431

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

My doodle, A tribute to our F16 Slayer! https://i.ibb.co/N1JYc4d/AB46-DF49-AF30-43-BD-B45-B-D51-E8-AAB7816.jpg and from me this... https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vY_Q9THtxiw/XJRpPZdLRLI/AAAAAAAADg8/pfpqXFCwOYUH7FksnCAANNRHCk0beGlVACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_6637.JPG https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZSFGkRzFCCg/XJRpPu...
by Katare
20 Mar 2019 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^ probably he did not mean mortars at all but AMR. i dont think it will be unknown to the wider world if 5000 mortars are fired in one barrage. a informant who cannot be identified was saying the R73 type missiles with cooled IIR seekers & glass front have a lifespan of 3 takeoff-landing cycle...
by Katare
20 Mar 2019 05:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2971
Views: 509003

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Couldn’t find a better place so posting it here, very informative. Who knew Bijapur in its days was India’s largest city and counted among world’s largest.

nice graphics-Shows how worlds largest city ranking changes with national economic and political fortunes
by Katare
20 Mar 2019 05:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2966
Views: 383359

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

Here are the cost details of Russian and US heavy lift helicopter competition. Russian stuff is not cheaper than western offerings. The results was same for the attack helicopter competition too. Both the bids have turned into contracts so numbers are real!! Su30 MKI would cost IAF way more than wha...
by Katare
19 Mar 2019 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384431

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

It isn’t going to satisfy the doubters, so whats the point. It’ll only cause more bickering aka Rafale, SC and CAG reports made no difference to congoons and their supporters,did it?
by Katare
18 Mar 2019 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384431

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

My doodle, A tribute to our F16 Slayer!

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by Katare
18 Mar 2019 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384431

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

One aspect people forgot is WC Abhi took the fight in to enemy airspace. IAF did not let PAF in to Indian airspace. Compare this to the strike on Balakot, where we went in and came back without any losses. Our pilots if circumstance comes will be bailing out in enemy airspace. Their job is to take ...
by Katare
17 Mar 2019 06:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320449

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

... Sahay, Most of the things you are calling facts are wrong interpretation that you picked up from the DDM articles. Rafale aircraft was not given any concessions, it met all of the ASQRs to IAF’s satisfaction. You can’t call Rafale and Eurofighter two of the most expensive bids because you don’t...
by Katare
15 Mar 2019 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320449

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

It did not saar.....here is what it said, directly from the CAG report (No DDM involved) Audit noted that aircraft of none of the six vendors that participated in the tender, could meet all the ASQR parameters in technical evaluation. ASQRs parameters were narrowly defined. In some cases they were ...
by Katare
15 Mar 2019 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320449

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Here is the CAG report, if anyone's interested in reading it.....

CAG performance Audit of Airforce
by Katare
15 Mar 2019 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320449

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Yes, budget shopping of advanced fighters MOD style. :lol: :roll: I scanned through the report, clearly all six aircrafts failed to meet the ASQR and both the selected aircrafts failed both field evaluation and price bid. But lets look at what were those deviations that Rafale couldn't meet. Yes be...
by Katare
15 Mar 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320449

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

#RafaleScam: The CAG’s History How the game was fixed for the French fighter https://www.stratpost.com/rafale scam-the-cags-history/ There was no fixing, the DDM is not reading it right and hiding the facts. First everything that he is talking about is technical evaluation of bids, not aircrafts. E...
by Katare
15 Mar 2019 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320449

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

It did not saar.....here is what it said, directly from the CAG report (No DDM involved) Audit noted that aircraft of none of the six vendors that participated in the tender, could meet all the ASQR parameters in technical evaluation. ASQRs parameters were narrowly defined. In some cases they were ...
by Katare
14 Mar 2019 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320449

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I think Austin got caught up in the recent CAG report, which stated that the MiG-35 was the only contender - in MMRCA 1.0 - to have met all the ASQRs :lol: It did not saar.....here is what it said, directly from the CAG report (No DDM involved) Audit noted that aircraft of none of the six vendors t...
by Katare
14 Mar 2019 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50420

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Yeah, it shouldn’t be but unfortunately it is, partly because of BM’s stronger connection with the strategic delivery role worldwide.
by Katare
13 Mar 2019 23:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2971
Views: 509003

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Deleted. No comparisons with riff raff here.

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