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by Vivek K
22 May 2020 04:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4317
Views: 765360

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Why do we respond in a predictive manner? Why don't Indian troops open other fronts and occupy five Chinese areas in response to one?
by Vivek K
22 May 2020 03:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4263
Views: 1007042

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Look here, we all want Indian products to succeed. It may even make sense to accept a lower quality/capability in the interest of becoming self sufficient. India will however be doing itself a disfavor if it looses ability rectify mistakes. Respond to rebuttals of your points and we will understand...
by Vivek K
22 May 2020 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3088
Views: 509129

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Amazing that America makes someone worse than Mallya their President and Indians desperate for economic growth want to put him behind bars. Well, just take a few days and investigate every single Government Official, politician and Bureaucrat - you will find horrors of corruption, bribes, anti-natio...
by Vivek K
21 May 2020 23:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4226
Views: 767298

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Correct. Ratings are for economies. Pakistan is a beggar and a parasite.
by Vivek K
21 May 2020 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 401
Views: 76722

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

If our own forces will not operate our weapons, then no one will buy them.
by Vivek K
21 May 2020 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4263
Views: 1007042

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Indian PSU's together with babus from the ministry may have been the greatest setback for Armed forces. LCA dose not have the required range due to design weakness. IHJ was not able to fly, Arjun had ITS weakness, kaveri, INSAS etc etc. Even Abhi was shot down because the communication was jammed. ...
by Vivek K
21 May 2020 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225741

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

... Not even considering the opex savings due to common parts! But then IAF will get Rafale as Make in India and then argue we can replace Su30 & Mig29K with it! India will run out of money and the economy will collapse if IAF wanted to buy 300 Rafale. So that will not happen unless the price c...
by Vivek K
21 May 2020 05:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225741

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Again - fair observation. However, there are no recent numbers of serviceability of the 29ks and concerns about their excessive wear and tear and engine issues are behind the Navy looking for replacements. So with the shortage of funds ....... and make in India ........
by Vivek K
21 May 2020 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225741

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Agree Mort. I would rather have NLCAs that are designed from the ground up rather than retrofit carrier capability to an existing aircraft. Additional 29ks do not make much sense at this time. And the IN seems to be of the same opinion.
by Vivek K
20 May 2020 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225741

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Fair question. Let me (hiding my ignorance) pose a question to you - when was the last time that a sitting IN/IA/IAF chief has given out operational flaws accurately? That is quite the right thing to do so as not to provide information to the enemy. Google chacha shows this from Huma Siddiqui (Novem...
by Vivek K
20 May 2020 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225741

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Any point to get fighters with less than 25% up-times? What is the point of throwing good money after bad? Perhaps we should invest in some bows and arrows for the carriers too - result will be the same as a fighter in service hangar during war.
by Vivek K
20 May 2020 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2088
Views: 288156

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

or 32 Tejas per year for $2 billion plus $1 billion for additional systems - AWACS etc.
by Vivek K
20 May 2020 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4317
Views: 765360

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

If India stands her ground the bully will go away. Continue to do what was started.
by Vivek K
20 May 2020 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655951

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

May be old news but the historical photography of SBC Vizag has interesting shots of Arihant and her sisters. Google is taking almost monthly shots of the area.
by Vivek K
20 May 2020 04:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1408
Views: 308992

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

That’s your choice. I have seen the changes brought in favoring industry first hand by MMS. So I will stick with my version. And I’ve felt the brunt of anti-industry actions by Chidambaram so I will keep to my views.

We can agree to disagree- and remain friends.
by Vivek K
20 May 2020 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1408
Views: 308992

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

by Vivek K My ancestral home is 15 km from the border in Batala, District Gurdaspur. Me too! I am from Batala itself. My grandfather had a house in Batala and agricultural land very close by. We have family their still. Sekhrian Mohalla. Sekhris were my mamas - Lathe machines and castings. Batala m...
by Vivek K
20 May 2020 01:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1408
Views: 308992

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Sir ji not Punjabis but people from the Lutyens zone like Mani Shankar Aiyar, Shekhar Dupatta, Kuldip Nayyar, IK Gujral, et all. These people were/are suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome due to partition riots. Add MMS to the list. Most of these people were born in Pakistan and despite witnessing...
by Vivek K
19 May 2020 21:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1408
Views: 308992

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Unfortunately a lot of Indian Punjabis tend to get swayed by paki propagandoo of "common culture and longvaje". Reality is today Indians all over the country have culture more similar than ever before, and distinct from the crazies across the border. Sir ji not Punjabis but people from th...
by Vivek K
19 May 2020 04:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1408
Views: 308992

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Unfortunately a lot of Indian Punjabis tend to get swayed by paki propagandoo of "common culture and longvaje". Reality is today Indians all over the country have culture more similar than ever before, and distinct from the crazies across the border. Pray where did you come up with that l...
by Vivek K
18 May 2020 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2803
Views: 802645

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Agree with Nachiket! Head of DRDO should have a press conference and point out lies put out by specific journalists. In fact CBI should issue show cause notices to these journalists for their defamatory articles" and check if the journos have accepted bribes or other inducements from foreign en...
by Vivek K
18 May 2020 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2803
Views: 802645

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

When will the news be in the "past tense"? Doesn't do me any good to read about future prospects.
by Vivek K
18 May 2020 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2803
Views: 802645

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Great rebuttal of Times of Islamabad IR. Can we have TOI publish this?
by Vivek K
18 May 2020 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 407
Views: 114392

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Did you read my question - what parameter of a tank makes us want to have light and not heavy tanks in the mountains? Is it the physical dimension that poses difficulty in moving heavy (bigger tanks in). Mountains are built of rock and therefore weight is not a problem. Light or heavy, tanks cannot ...
by Vivek K
17 May 2020 07:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4263
Views: 1007042

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

With so many A-380 being retired by the civilian airlines--- they are currently at throwaway price with lot of airframe time left. Barring sourcing spares and engines --- can IAF scoop up few of them for rapid movement of troops across major metros in a hub and spoke model for rapid deployment of t...
by Vivek K
17 May 2020 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5389
Views: 661987

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The questions for Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan raised in the subsequent responses are valid. They should be asked if they feel their money was well spent and if they agree with Afridi's anti-India motives and views. At the very least they should be tried for anti-India activities.
by Vivek K
16 May 2020 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 407
Views: 114392

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Also remember - the Arjun is developed to fight in Thar desert and so its electronics have been ruggedized and have been tested and tested and tested and teated - so they work. T90 is designed to fight in Europe so has not been ruggedized for the Thar desert. Crew comfort comparisons in the Tanks al...
by Vivek K
16 May 2020 23:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5040
Views: 1010275

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We should follow those models adapted to our situation. We will do ourselves a huge favor by modernizing labor laws - even though that is unpopular. Labor courts should be rationalized and decision making should focus on keeping the industry running. Divert electric power to industries if we cannot ...
by Vivek K
16 May 2020 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 407
Views: 114392

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Thanks Mort. Totally agree. How long can you fight with imported weapons. What size of inventories do you need to maintain for say supporting 50% of your tank fleet in week 3 of a war? Would it be cheaper to build your own using that kind of money. To India's shame - a country with so much unemploym...
by Vivek K
16 May 2020 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 407
Views: 114392

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

IA should order 2500 Arjuns and ask for this to be delivered in 8-10 years and stop wasting money on the T-72s.
by Vivek K
16 May 2020 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4318
Views: 927093

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

It doesn't look like the GOI cares about industry. I think they feel that the industrialists are sitting on springs of wealth and therefore the more they are harassed, the more GOI's revenues will go up. There is a basic gap in understanding economics it seems.All of the recent efforts of the GOI ar...
by Vivek K
16 May 2020 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 407
Views: 114392

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

IA is being unwise in committing to the T90 in such numbers in place of the Arjuns. First, does the T-72 even belong in the 2020s and beyond? What are the electronics of the T-72 like? What I hear is that the T-72 fleet is plagued by depot queens (non working tanks), obsolescence and lack of upgrade...
by Vivek K
16 May 2020 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4318
Views: 927093

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Why are those clowns in the Pakiland pic holding the Paki flag upside down? Surely the Pakis would have a bit more dignity, or is that asking too much? Hilarious!! First PTV states that IK Niazi was Begging in place of Beijing (excuse misspelling - Really?), and now we see the Puki flag kneeling be...
by Vivek K
16 May 2020 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 930
Views: 246082

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

That would be excellent! But nothing happens without orders and advances. GOI needs to get off its butt and place orders!
by Vivek K
15 May 2020 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2088
Views: 288156

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

Tejas was the default MMRCA. Good to see the announcement. No way would the selection circus of a foreign fighter could be completed in 2-3 years. Our track record is 15-20 years to decide. The problem was in how to fund elections from military purchases. That is why foreign equipment is purchased i...
by Vivek K
15 May 2020 04:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3832
Views: 681233

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

India is at War with Pakistan and China leaves the door open to join/attack at any time, anywhere. If India will not respond, it will remain marginalized and keep bleeding. India should look at moving the LOC with Pukistan westwards to a point where terrorists are not a problem and Indian citizens a...
by Vivek K
15 May 2020 00:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3832
Views: 681233

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

India cannot allow this dam to be built. Even little Bangladesh could stop India erecting a fence. 1) Annex and hold PoK 2) Annex and hold CoK 3) Liberate Taiwan 4) Liberate Tibet I think that India needs to move the LOC to the west so that IA has the advantage - repeat a Kargil on PA but with prope...
by Vivek K
14 May 2020 22:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3832
Views: 681233

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

They will never take India seriously till India takes the initiative. Give acceptance to Taiwan's induction into the WHO and take other moves. China has done a lot against India already - we have not paid them back in kind - merely broken a few bones and called ourselves as He-men.
by Vivek K
14 May 2020 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3832
Views: 681233

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

So isn't re calibrating your foreign policy with national interests a way to create the environment is created? How would you create this environment? The time has come now for a global reset for India. It has played by the rules and what has that got - not a seat on the UN though it is militarily a...
by Vivek K
14 May 2020 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3832
Views: 681233

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

With China raising Cashmere at the UN all the while brutalizing and killing ujghurs and Tibetans, why is India shy about inviting Taiwan to WHO? And China's proxy (for whom it raises Cashmere) Pakistan is leaving no crime behind in killing Balochs. KMs have far more freedom than Ujghurs or Tibetans ...

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