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by AkshaySG
02 Mar 2021 06:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5700
Views: 804108

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Meanwhile, Kamala Harris is being groomed for a bigger role in foreign policy than most Vice Presidents would normally take: She's being groomed for a lot more than just foreign policy , Probably will be the most active VP since Dick Cheney and will build up her credentials for an eventual presiden...
by AkshaySG
02 Mar 2021 06:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 65
Views: 2799

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

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Recent Opinion polls from Bengal
by AkshaySG
01 Mar 2021 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1031
Views: 231114

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I recently saw a RFP for a stainless steel mug .. I mean come on Don’t dismiss the humble steel mug. Very versatile piece of kit. Shit, shave shampoo to chai biskoot to langar daal roti!!!! Its not the usage.. Its the procedure to get it, The L1 system will result in a long and protracted procureme...
by AkshaySG
01 Mar 2021 01:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2446
Views: 620968

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

anmol wrote:
Carin Jodha Fisher


wow ..that's the worst twitter bio I've ever seen and in this day and age that's saying something
by AkshaySG
01 Mar 2021 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1031
Views: 231114

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

From: Observer Research Foundation: India’s quest for a new assault rifle is almost over https://twitter.com/Parthu_Potluri/status/1365823114878222340?s=19 Wow, a thousand dollars per piece for a watered down AK203 (with no length-adjustable stock, no ergonomic fire selector & no 12'o clock rai...
by AkshaySG
28 Feb 2021 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2246
Views: 409646

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

the main rationale for these super carriers is the massive pacific ocean. if they have long range UCAVs - then even carriers might come down in number The main rationale is essentially power projection and possessing the ability to send a CBG to any conflict Hotspot with days. This hasn't changed a...
by AkshaySG
28 Feb 2021 03:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5634
Views: 675642

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

What are India's best medal hopes at Tokyo and can we finally hope for a double digit medal count?

Would love to be pointed to some good articles or writeups about India's chances in 2021
by AkshaySG
27 Feb 2021 10:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5634
Views: 675642

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

This is one of the best cricket articles I’ve ever read - Karthik Krishnaswamy on the Harbhajan performance in 2001 against Australia. Amazingly well researched, quoting various parties and describing what happened behind the scenes: When Singh was king Australia went out of their way to try to tar...
by AkshaySG
26 Feb 2021 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 382865

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

on why F 35 is already obsolete. It's clear that TEDBF is very much need of time, 5 generation stealth is dead. F-35 is neither obsolete and nor is 5th gen stealth dead , The only problem with it is that its expensive and requires more maintanence than your avg 4.5 gen fighter . The Forbes article ...
by AkshaySG
24 Feb 2021 20:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5634
Views: 675642

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

So Motera is now Narendra Modi stadium and the two ends are Adani end and Reliance end lol

Gotta admire the guts to consider that stick with that naming scheme considering the opposition all 3 are currently facing.
by AkshaySG
19 Feb 2021 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 453
Views: 43266

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

What do all those details offer ? That’s all pretty much standard dynamics on most online fora. So what ? Is there more than just ‘letting it out’ angrily to vent a little and then nothing actually happens ? . Because unlike most corners of the internet reddit has a massive audience of impressionab...
by AkshaySG
19 Feb 2021 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139221

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

F-18SH is launched by catapults and TEDBF will be a skijump launch ... Makes a huge difference in what a fighter is capable of carrying Does that mean that the performance of TEDBF on our INS VISHAL would be at par or better than F-18? Vishal ain't coming till at least 2033-35... Right now there's ...
by AkshaySG
19 Feb 2021 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346144

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

ORCA will be to replace Su30. AMCA will be an expensive bird. Probably in the range of 150M and up. Su-30 is going nowhere for quite some time ...A good MLU means its gonna continue to be the backbone of IAF for 2050 and beyond . Better to spend the money on getting the best upgrade possible and fo...
by AkshaySG
19 Feb 2021 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139221

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Why are we aiming low? Both twin engine and TEDBF by default will have more composite materials, so should be lighter than F-18. Wy does the TED_BF carry lower weight than F-18 super hornet? Is it because of the aerodynamics of Tailless Delta wing? F-18SH is launched by catapults and TEDBF will be ...
by AkshaySG
19 Feb 2021 07:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2436
Views: 219925

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Indian universities need to be freed from these commies as soon as possible. Or else we will see more of these disha episodes. Easier said than done ..All the decisions of unis like these are in the hands of their boards who are already populated with bleeding heart commies and show of force to cha...
by AkshaySG
19 Feb 2021 06:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5134
Views: 883633

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

It is not a "response". It is about making our voice heard as a community, whatever the outcome of this particular resolution, and becoming unignorable. The way to look at this is not: "why should we run around like fools to counter every single pipsqueak resolution or statement"...
by AkshaySG
19 Feb 2021 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 453
Views: 43266

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Not sure how many of you use Reddit but there has been a big rise in anti BJP , anti-India content over there since the protests started , Reddit is home to a lot of impressionable young people and they're basically being spoon fed propaganda not unlike the red craze in the 1960's . What makes Reddi...
by AkshaySG
18 Feb 2021 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5270
Views: 1133180

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I like Rafale approach. Wait for long and buy only a couple of squadron citing whatever issue. That approach also "wastes" quite a lot of years tbh, Yes low Rafales open up space for Mk2/MWF but the delay means that you're spending 12-15 years on evaluating, negotiating, building a produc...
by AkshaySG
17 Feb 2021 11:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2446
Views: 620968

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

I have a contrary view here , while as per the 2017 census Pakistan population was 207,774,520. Per Wiki "As of December 2020, the complete and final results of the census had still not been published.[8] On 22 December 2020, Pakistan government finally approved the 6th National Census-2017.&q...
by AkshaySG
17 Feb 2021 08:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5634
Views: 675642

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Kohli now has 34 wins as captain from 58 tests. He has 21 wins at home and 13 abroad. Among all time captains he ranks #5 in total wins after Graeme Smith, Ponting, Waugh and Clive Lloyd, and ahead of Border, Stephen Fleming, Dhoni, Cronje and Viv Richards. His 2.42 Win/Loss record is superior to S...
by AkshaySG
15 Feb 2021 16:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5796
Views: 672077

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I hope GoI uses the opportunity provided by Covid to reduce the market access by the Middle East carriers to the Indian civilian market. For too long these airlines have taken advantage of India. "Reduce" in what way?.. Allow them less flights? Less slots? And how exactly have they taken ...
by AkshaySG
15 Feb 2021 05:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5634
Views: 675642

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Eh? The dude just came back from Australia where he scored the most important innings of the series (Hundred in Melbourne) and several promising knocks. His record at home in the past couple of years has been average but he is a crucial part of the batting order away from home, one of the few who c...
by AkshaySG
14 Feb 2021 21:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5634
Views: 675642

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

For once, Rohit scored when India needed the runs and not when India is comfortably placed and that too on a difficult pitch. I don't know how much longer the team can carry Rahane. He rarely scores and when he does score, it is far from convincing. You always feel a wicket is round the corner. Eh?...
by AkshaySG
14 Feb 2021 21:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5634
Views: 675642

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

After Ashwin - India has a real problem - dont have any frontline spinner in the ranks - kuldeep/chahal or this new guy - i dont know... That's not true tbh.. I watch a lot of Ranji and there are several promising spinners which are ready to take the next step. Among the ones already in the setup t...
by AkshaySG
14 Feb 2021 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139221

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

[quote ="Cain Marko"]You think the strict stobar requirements would be easier for a smaller airframe than a twin engined one? Not even the US or the USSR with all their resources and experience had succeeded in this. Just think what happens to the weight (and therefore twr) of the aircraf...
by AkshaySG
13 Feb 2021 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139221

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

^^^Agree with most of what you say but this: But until recently, we didn't have the confidence that we could even dream of an MK2, let alone an AMCA or a TEDBF. We didn't have confidence but decided to build the lightest, smallest fighter jet in the world with a indigenous engine, quad-FBW, composi...
by AkshaySG
13 Feb 2021 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139221

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

I think it would have been quite a leap of faith to go along with this (or MWF) when Tejas itself was not fully realized as a program and there were still doubts about how it would progress and how IAF would accept it I wouldn't call it a leap of faith. More like a lack of foresight or God forbid, ...
by AkshaySG
13 Feb 2021 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1031
Views: 231114

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Given terrain, Coin requirements we cannot standardize we would need 2 3 typesof ammo based on open area fighting or close quarter combat. The odd one out seems to special forces using 5.45 ×45. Standardize doesn't necessarily mean using just one ammo all throughout... It just means deciding and pr...
by AkshaySG
13 Feb 2021 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 382865

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

If we shortlist mig 35 with India specific enhancements and integrate our stuffs like Uttam AESA, and other equipments developed for MWF and indigenous weapons like Astra mk1, astra mk2, Rudram series, Saw etc. then it will come very cheap and the money saved can be used to buy 36 more Rafales and ...
by AkshaySG
13 Feb 2021 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1031
Views: 231114

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Maybe the only fix for this is to put more funds directly in the control of the Army leadership in the form of emergency purchase funds. In terms of small arms army leadership itself is quite confused tbh ... They still can't decide on a specific ammunition , They still can't finalize which particu...
by AkshaySG
13 Feb 2021 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 287
Views: 65919

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

If there is a good twin engined plane <10 crore range - then indians would lap it up given good cheap landing coverage. people can get in ride share model too and use it. key is affordable parking/landing infra and fuel. i guess it can run on petrol to avoid aviation fuel. There are many private bu...
by AkshaySG
12 Feb 2021 14:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3970
Views: 770666

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)




The grey/wooden look on the backrest is fine but the pink/flesh is absolutely ghastly tbh... Really hope they don't go with that, Very easy to stain and not easy on the eyes
by AkshaySG
11 Feb 2021 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 453
Views: 43266

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

What if Donald Trump join Koo. Its a good window now for Koo to really make it big. Let's see Thanks but no thanks.. Let that idiot and crazy followers stay away from Koo Would bring nothing but a whole bunch of Qanon conspiracy nuts... You should have seen the stuff they were writing on Parler (th...
by AkshaySG
10 Feb 2021 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139221

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

So at last we see what I've been whining about for sooo long - An AMCA lite. Der aaye aur InshAllah durust aaye. Had this been worked on as soon as the Tejas was found lacking in thrust circa 2007-08, we could have today been ordering this instead of 114 + 57 MRFA. Perhaps even the Mk2 could have b...
by AkshaySG
08 Feb 2021 03:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Blockchain technology
Replies: 80
Views: 21336

Re: Blockchain technology

https://news.bitcoin.com/indian-government-crypto-bill-cryptocurrency-law/ Not sure what the idea is behind the quick push for this bill, Crypto Currencies haven't captured Indian Market enough to cause any major concern and banning them outright would cause a lot of harm in ease of doing business a...
by AkshaySG
08 Feb 2021 02:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2436
Views: 219925

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Apart from Yogi ji which other BJP CM's have been doing well in your opinion folks Modi became the leading candidate because people looked at the great work he did in Gujrat and backed him to do the same to India And considering it took 10+ years for both him and Gujarat to build that reputation one...
by AkshaySG
08 Feb 2021 02:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5634
Views: 675642

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Why are Indian fans so jittery and panicky... Literally couple day of bad performances and you want to drop the captain, fire the coach and uproot everything.

Did you learn nothing after Adelaide?
by AkshaySG
07 Feb 2021 07:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The 6 636.3 Kilos ordered for the RuN's Pacific fleet cost less than $300M a few years ago. Even Wiki puts the cost at $250M,but $350M today would be the right price. We're not the RuN , What it costs to their own fleet has little to do with what they would quote for us . The simple fact of the mat...
by AkshaySG
07 Feb 2021 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Kilos come at just around $300M to $350M a boat. Built in 2 years too. Scorpenes' cost has soared close to $600M a pop,almost twice that of a Kilo and the time taken is 4 to 5 years by MDL! Moreover,the Scorpene's weaponry is obsolete.Sub- Exocets have less than a 100km range,are subsonic too,where...
by AkshaySG
07 Feb 2021 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876411

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Vietnamese Navy Kilo submarines https://medium.com/indo-pacific-geomill/vietnamese-navy-kilo-submarines-77ce5dc97b0b 29 Sept 2018 The contract for the supply of six diesel electric Project 636MV submarines was signed in 2009 during a visit to Moscow by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. The...

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