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by putnanja
08 Apr 2021 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9705
Views: 1137313

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Devendra Fadnavis busts the artificial vaccine shortage bluster by Maha govt https://twitter.com/Dev_Fadnavis/status/1380146679840579590 Only 3 states have received more than 1 crore vaccine supply : Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan. Gujarat & Rajasthan has equal population. Rajasthan has Congres...
by putnanja
08 Apr 2021 13:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5318
Views: 927993

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

exactly. all stats should be per capita. that will blow those stoopid OECD/non- out of the water even if one assumes that their projections are not motivated and self-serving. True , all milestones should be on per-capita not per country. That's an easy way for OECD countries to continue pollution!
by putnanja
08 Apr 2021 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9705
Views: 1137313

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Yesterday Apr 7th, 29,79,292 were vaccinated as per MoHFW website report at 8:00am today Apr 8th. Total number of tests done during the previous day 12,08,329 Figures in bracket below is change from previous day (Apr 6th to 7th) Total Vaccination : 9,01,98,673 (29,79,292 ) Active (6.59%) 843473 (552...
by putnanja
05 Apr 2021 19:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3348
Views: 343251

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Which arms deal broker worth his salt will settle for Rs 8-10 crore commission these days when the deals is for Rs 50,000+ crores? :rotfl: The brokers will be worth hundreds of crores themselves! Many of our politicians and senior babus have hundreds of crores worth assets. Heck, Anil Deshmukh was a...
by putnanja
05 Apr 2021 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 454
Views: 69977

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Prem Kumar wrote:
ramana wrote:
What is there to explain?


I have no idea what he meant


Its not a very familiar term to many in India I guess. Even I had to look it up.

Gas lighting
by putnanja
05 Apr 2021 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3348
Views: 343251

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In case of any of the following conditions 1. If Yati Narsinghanand ji is harmed in any way. 2. If govt control of Temples is not relinquished by october 2023 3. If GoI doesn't take active and visible steps to dissolve Pakistan by October 2023 Then I will sit out in the next Lok Sabha elections i e...
by putnanja
05 Apr 2021 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9705
Views: 1137313

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Yesterday afternoon, I went to a big private hospital in Gachibowli area in Hyderabad and got vaccinated(covishield ). I was fine till night. Today early morning, I started feeling chills and fever. Also had a slight throbbing pain in the injection area once in a while, not too uncomfortable though...
by putnanja
04 Apr 2021 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9705
Views: 1137313

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Yesterday afternoon, I went to a big private hospital in Gachibowli area in Hyderabad and got vaccinated(covishield ). I was fine till night. Today early morning, I started feeling chills and fever. Also had a slight throbbing pain in the injection area once in a while, not too uncomfortable though....
by putnanja
03 Apr 2021 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9705
Views: 1137313

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

As of 8:00pm today, 13 lakh people were vaccinated as per MoHFW https://twitter.com/MoHFW_INDIA/status/1378369739311837191 https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1709392 The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 7.44 Crore today. A total of 7,44,4...
by putnanja
01 Apr 2021 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 1050
Views: 166029

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Haresh wrote:In Punjab, Sangh works for ‘return’ to Sikhism as well; SAD fumes

https://indianexpress.com/article/india ... sad-fumes/


This article is from 2014.
by putnanja
01 Apr 2021 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2797
Views: 693754

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Ah well, "We will eat grass but build a nuclear bum" thinking is till strong! More power to them. When the enemy is in the self-destruct mode, it's best to stay silent and pray he goes through it till the end! Here I was unnecessarily worried that it will open doors to more "trade &am...
by putnanja
26 Mar 2021 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 51690

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Indranil wrote:
Kartik wrote:Not sure which serial number since it's been erased, but nevertheless a nice pic

Image credit - Gaur.Aviation instagram page

Left out an artifact, if you look closely ;-)


The landing gear bay door has 12 on it, KH2012??
by putnanja
23 Mar 2021 17:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9705
Views: 1137313

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Those above 45 years can get Covid-19 vaccine from April 1 With the Covid-19 surging across India again, anyone above 45 years will now be able to get the Covid-19 vaccine from April 1, Union minster Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. He requested people entitled to get themselves registered to tak...
by putnanja
16 Mar 2021 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9705
Views: 1137313

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Centre asks state to speed up vaccinations amid surge in cases The Centre has asked Maharashtra to scale up the pace of Covid-19 vaccination drive, especially in districts witnessing a sharp increase in cases. Taking a grim view of the number of vaccine doses lying unutilised in the state, central ...
by putnanja
12 Mar 2021 14:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3348
Views: 343251

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

JE Menon and I wrote an article in Swarajyamag analyzing the V-Dem ranking of countries, where India rated as 'Elected Autocracy': An Analysis Of The V-Dem Data On The Decline of Democracy In India Reveals Interesting Insights—About V-Dem The article is a purely a review of their raw data with some...
by putnanja
09 Mar 2021 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9705
Views: 1137313

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

"on a war footing" phrase is typically used to convey sense of urgency, didn't mean entire country is getting ready for war. Yes, its not proper to compare a developed country of 65 million wrt a developing country of 1.3billion. It should be a cakewalk for developed country to vaccinate i...
by putnanja
09 Mar 2021 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9705
Views: 1137313

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

India surpassed UK in total vaccinated today. UK stands at 22,377,255 at the end of 08 March 2021. This is despite UK starting of their vaccination program nearly a month earlier. I salute the Indian government and the health authorities on their achievement. Your post however comes across as lacki...
by putnanja
28 Feb 2021 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3348
Views: 343251

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I believe Rudradev and Suraj had mentioned this earlier :D Many jittery after Disha arrest After Disha Ravi’s arrest, historian Ramchandra Guha said the government was sending out a message not just to the youth but also to their parents. A cross-section of young people and their parents say the inc...
by putnanja
12 Feb 2021 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 313361

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

PM Modi to dedicate Arjun tank to the nation on Sunday, Army to get 118 latest tanks Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be dedicating the latest version of the Arjun tank to the nation on February 14 in Chennai at the tank production facility in Avadi," officials told ANI The tank has been ful...
by putnanja
01 Feb 2021 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 817560

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Is the model to scale? The antenna on top seems a bit small , more like the same one on Emb-145. Would more modules increase sensitivity and range? The Australian Wedgetail seems much bigger, but that seems to be a different design, so not a direct comparison.
by putnanja
25 Jan 2021 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2695
Views: 430224

Re: Military Flight Safety

Twitter reporting that weaponized ALH crashed, two army pilots in hospital , one passed away :cry: Hope the other recovers soon! Tweets below from Snehesh Alex Philip. Others reporting same too. Posted one below as he seemed to have most details. Snehesh Alex Philip @sneheshphilip Two Army pilots in...
by putnanja
23 Jan 2021 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9705
Views: 1137313

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SII is just the manufacturing contractor. The IPs are held by AstraZeneca and Oxford Uni. So they would be setting the prices and not SII in most cases. SII would be paid by AstraZeneca/Oxford.
by putnanja
23 Jan 2021 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5318
Views: 927993

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The problem with US is that foggy bottom and US DoD are not always in sync. US Dept of State is filled with paki sympathizers and china-apologists. And the incoming Sec of State is no friend of India. They want us to align with them on defence while needling us through internal inteference through D...
by putnanja
22 Jan 2021 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 703
Views: 188645

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

From Tarmak007's FB Post... And, #SP23. Pic: Deb Rana https://scontent.fhyd2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/141199633_3459917944105506_1502454115742451657_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=Mu6FnY7eH5QAX9dRLee&_nc_ht=scontent.fhyd2-1.fna&oh=c1c68281d66827bb350e0b8e12c8019e&...
by putnanja
22 Jan 2021 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 703
Views: 188645

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

From Tarmak007's FB post ...

Tejas #SP23 completes successful first flight. Piloted by HAL TP Gp Capt Rajeev Joshi (Retd). Will update if anything interesting further
by putnanja
01 Jan 2021 09:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away

Om Shanti! Your services to the nation will always be remembered!
by putnanja
22 Dec 2020 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1239
Views: 265891

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

From Shiv Aroor's Livefist blog ... Race Heats Up To Ready Indian AIP For Scorpene Submarines ... Q. Naval Group has proposed for years to have the line build a few more Scorpene class for the Indian Navy. Break down for us whether these submarines would be different from the first six. Why hasn’t t...
by putnanja
21 Dec 2020 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1332
Views: 390698

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Army to test indigenous artillery system with 48-km strike range ... The 155mm/52 caliber advanced towed artillery gun system (ATAGS) is set to undergo “winter user trials” by the Army in Sikkim in January-February, which will be followed by the “mobility trials” and then the “summer trials” in May...
by putnanja
18 Dec 2020 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 817560

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

A320/321 will have better coverage than Netra given that A321 can support bigger radar and higher power requirements. Check out Boeing 737 based Wedgetail (E7) and other related aircrafts that Australia, Turkey and others are operating. 737-700 based E7 is smaller than A320. So A321 based AWACS shou...
by putnanja
17 Dec 2020 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 817560

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Off topic, but airlines are hurting, many are trying to consolidate. many aircrafts parked with no plans to bring them back for next year or two.

'Devastating and unrelenting' Covid-19 crisis will cost airlines $157 billion, says IATA
by putnanja
17 Dec 2020 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 817560

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

A321s are a good choice, they can easily stay in air for 7-8 hours and are big enough to have more power than Emb-45s. The aircraft will be pretty cheap, and servicing/maintenance will be much cheaper compared to Il-76. Especially right now, with airlines being in doldrums and many aircraft being pr...
by putnanja
17 Dec 2020 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 817560

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The few A330's Air India had were leased. They are all gone now. The B777 is too big and the 787 too new (AI will want them even after it is sold) and even Boeing has no experience modifying them for AWACS (or any military) use. Using their older B737-800's (AI Express has them) would be the best o...
by putnanja
13 Dec 2020 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1239
Views: 265891

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

What prevents scorpene from offering a much better price as they already have most of the infrastructure/logistics established for current batch of 6? Ideally would have liked another order of 6 with upgrades
by putnanja
13 Dec 2020 17:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5318
Views: 927993

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This is in relevance to Hindus and Bharat. Hopefully, opindia writers would start differentiating as such instead of making it a Modi issue. Blow to anti-Modi ‘Minorities under attack’ narrative as US rejects USCIRF comments accusing India of violating religious freedom of minorities https://www.op...
by putnanja
27 Nov 2020 08:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1230674

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

Is there any update on how Mk1A is progressing?
by putnanja
25 Nov 2020 07:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9705
Views: 1137313

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Mod Warning : My mother was diagnosed with Covid last month. She had gone out once, to the market and that was enough ! The family physician immediately put her on Azithromycin even before the positive report. Given the situation at hospitals in kolkata we decided to go for home treatment after a d...
by putnanja
23 Nov 2020 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 45657

Re: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019

From Tarmak007's FB post ... Modified IJT commences spin flight testing (Unedited Press Release( The indigenous Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) designed and developed by HAL to replace the ageing Kiran aircraft fleet of the IAF commenced spin flight testing in Bengaluru. The flight was piloted by HAL...
by putnanja
23 Nov 2020 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 59505

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Surat to make fabric for uniforms of tri-services

Surat’s textile industry receives orders to manufacture 10 lakh metre of fabric for uniforms of Army, Navy and Air Force; delivery to be done by Jan 2021. Till now the fabrics were imported from China, Korea and Taiwan.

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by putnanja
20 Nov 2020 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 64766

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Its extremely instructive to see how folks who loudly castigate this GOI on patriotism and loudly bemoan how India does nothing, is yet to develop decision making capability etc at the same time give a free pass to KH and JB for their prior actions, stating they are politicians and hence need not h...

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