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by yensoy
07 Mar 2021 06:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6117
Views: 1371423

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

1. Ford's India plans are in flux, with the Mahindra tie-up announcement and then deciding to go it alone; not sure if that is influencing buyers; regardless it's a small decrease in numbers 2. VW + Skoda are the same company; basically rebadged cars, so their counts should be added up, in which cas...
by yensoy
04 Mar 2021 08:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3118
Views: 398030

Re: Indian Roads Thread

^^^^ If we have safe, comfortable overnight buses which can cover 1200km or thereabouts in 10-12 hours, it may hugely benefit point-to-point connectivity and take away a lot of burden from the railways which can refocus on (i) commuter/high speed day travel traffic, (ii) traffic > 1200km and (iii) f...
by yensoy
03 Mar 2021 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2458
Views: 627946

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Now the joint DGMO statement is beginning to make sense. World powers and busybodies would have pushed India to talk to Pakistan. India would have said "talk to whom? IK doesn't call the shots". They would have replied "speak to the Paki army". Now expecting PM or EAM to talk to ...
by yensoy
03 Mar 2021 17:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3280
Views: 616595

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Rashmi Samanta who won Oxford SU election and had to resign within a week, has issued a full statement, It appears Hinduphobia is at heart of abuses heaped at her. Matter has escalated to HC London. This is a scary example of how Hinduphobia is sweeping West. "Hinduphobia" is a nonsense c...
by yensoy
28 Feb 2021 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725726

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

"Civilized" discussions in English speaking media hides the reality that lamp-posts are being readied in the Urdu media:


This is going to be fun to watch as it unfolds. Let's get Cdr Jadhav back.
by yensoy
27 Feb 2021 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2458
Views: 627946

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

There are already articles appearing in usual think tanks like ‘Atlantic Council’ about what Biden’s administration should do for them and of course in return for nothing. It is a funny article to read . It explains how US has a once in a lifetime of great opportunity to give money to Paxis as ther...
by yensoy
27 Feb 2021 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3435
Views: 879633

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

For 2,000-2,500 ton ship, it would be awesome Have we got information to indicate it's tonnage will be 2000 tons the RFI stated a crew of 80 which indicates a ship with displacement of around 1000 tons (which would place it between Veer and Kora class). There is a strong and deliberate move towards...
by yensoy
26 Feb 2021 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725726

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Looks like US deep state pressure and we don't have enough where withwal to resist them, the change in Admin is affecting us adversely. Tell that to NRI jokers in US who were baying for Trump's blood and rooting for Biden. Truly a mentally blind bunch. Pakis were rooting for Biden too, but they are...
by yensoy
25 Feb 2021 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725726

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I don't think so, they may take pause of 3 months but will , stock up and hit us again. That's the nature of Pakistan since 1989. We are being naive with ceasefire agreements Perversely, this is actually the preferred option for us, because if they came to their senses and established peace in the ...
by yensoy
25 Feb 2021 06:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725726

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Let's not forget that Kailash range is clearly on our side of the LAC, even in the Chinese perception of it. That is a line that PLA may not wish to cross because that would be an outright aggression and would invite war.
by yensoy
18 Feb 2021 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5271
Views: 1136925

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Oh ok, sorry got confused. Yes, LUH as Chetak/Cheetah replacement is what is being discussed here. Not the bigger? Kamov which is in service with IN for ASW roles.
by yensoy
18 Feb 2021 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5271
Views: 1136925

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

1. Twin engine
2. Twin rotor (no tail rotor)
These were the reasons to pick the Kamov, especially for the Navy. LUH does not address those; but yes Kamovs can be purchased in small quantities for niche roles & to keep the P5 member fed.
by yensoy
17 Feb 2021 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725726

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

It may be ok to accept Chinese investments in old tech areas - the older the better - but we should absolutely keep them out of IT sectors including computer/phone hardware, networking gear, software and applications. I feel we might see easing of the app ban and other sanctions. Chinis never retali...
by yensoy
17 Feb 2021 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2458
Views: 627946

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

I hope we are doing our level best to ensure the new money gets used to fund golf club memberships, corner plots, the finest liquor and pizza delivery franchises for our beloved crore commanders instead of being pissed away on awam for useless stuff like education and health.
by yensoy
16 Feb 2021 19:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Blockchain technology
Replies: 80
Views: 21427

Re: Blockchain technology

BTC is volatile but the value appreciates, USD is stable but the value depreciates, act accordingly. BTC going to 200 K in 2021, 100K 95 % probability. Gambling is banned. So why not bitcoin? Or would you rather our precious forex reserves be used by punters to buy long string of binary digits whic...
by yensoy
13 Feb 2021 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725726

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The worst the Chinis can do is go to war. If they win, we will formally get allied with US. It it results in stalemate, we will still get allied with US. Are we willing to become treaty partners of the US? Will the US want us as treaty allies? If we and US sign up, will they actually back us if we ...
by yensoy
08 Feb 2021 06:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5536
Views: 1097437

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

sanjaykumar wrote:https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-has-transgressed-into-lac-more-times-than-china-says-v-k-singh/article33774108.ece
India has transgressed LAC more often than China: V.K. Singh
No surprise at all.

Sorry this quote is going to do more harm than good. Hope it gets forgotten soon. :eek:
by yensoy
05 Feb 2021 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8947
Views: 1048797

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I believe 90% of the vaccination in Pakistan already comes from India. This was according to an article I read on economictimes I believe and claimed by a Pakistani health official. I know that. If you remember the earth quake 2005. India offered helis but Pakis refused and let the people die until...
by yensoy
05 Feb 2021 07:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 559
Views: 134971

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

^^^^ huh? the low takeoff and sharp liftoff at the end of the runway was deliberate, to give the audience time to appreciate the aircraft. You think an aircraft that has does carrier sorties can't climb?
by yensoy
03 Feb 2021 09:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10121

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

^^^^ The post-inflation returns on above printing has to pencil out. They did that in China spectacularly, invested in themselves by borrowing heavily from their own people, yet managed to keep inflation in check (other than real estate inflation) because the money was used wisely in building infras...
by yensoy
02 Feb 2021 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4449
Views: 897052

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

It's always been the case that India is much more industrialized, but the fact that major core sector indices are trending at over 100x differential currently is eye-opening... and troubling. Over the long term it portends a very large North Korea like entity - left further behind and more paranoid...
by yensoy
01 Feb 2021 22:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10121

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

Please stop using this thread to complain that you didn't get an IT cut. This is simply recurring noise in every budget and has no productive discussion value, amounting to little more than angry namecalling of public personalities, with one or more posters getting warned or banned in the process. ...
by yensoy
28 Jan 2021 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5536
Views: 1097437

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

I think, time has come to change the external affairs minister S. JaiShankar. His Sinophilic ways are being discredited continuously by PRC. Huh, really are we talking about the same person? https://www.dawn.com/news/1604134/india-says-china-ties-at-crossroads-amid-border-standoff He is most certai...
by yensoy
26 Jan 2021 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4449
Views: 897052

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Amid ailing economy, Imran Khan to mortgage Islamabad's biggest park to get loan. To overcome Pakistan's ailing economy, Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering mortgaging Islamabad's biggest park to get a loan of around Rs 500 billion. How does one mortgage a public park? Usually national assets ...
by yensoy
23 Jan 2021 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8947
Views: 1048797

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

To all those cautioning against a secondary wave, please look at the statewise numbers on covid19.org and convince yourself that many states indeed have seen secondary waves already. Delhi has seen 3. Kerala is still going through the second one. Many states have seen prolonged single waves but have...
by yensoy
22 Jan 2021 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1360667

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

I am not aware of IAF asking for a retractable refueling probe on Tejas. It is however bolt on, bolt off, can be removed for missions by the ground crew and FBW has been adapted for it. As per https://idrw.org/5-new-mwf-tejas-mk2-features-revealed/ this is a requirement of Mk2. Not Mk1/1a though, m...
by yensoy
22 Jan 2021 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1360667

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

^^^^ Wait, our latest, greatest, TFTA Rafale which cost us an arm and a leg doesn't have a retractable refueling probe and we want one on the Tejas? Is there really a visibility or drag issue, or something just for the heck of it?
by yensoy
20 Jan 2021 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139572

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

I think HAL is wasting its time on TEDBF unless it has full buy-in from IN. A fighter aircraft has a sliver of an export potential even if IAF doesn't accept it. Fortunately, Tejas has been inducted, there are orders and a clear roadmap for the future. An air force fighter has the benefit of being r...
by yensoy
13 Jan 2021 08:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6117
Views: 1371423

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^^ Chinese defence budget... a lot of that is under wraps and other classifications. Besides the PLA like the Pakis runs a lot of (monopoly) businesses that are profit centers which presumably fund or add to the retirement/personnel/entertainment budgets. I agree that we need to order domestically...
by yensoy
13 Jan 2021 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346796

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

Right, we are reaching a stage where the US will need us more than we need them. Our need will be for military hardware, software (processes/knowledge) and intel. Their need from us will be one of money, interests, intel as well as influence & diplomatic/military support. It will no longer be po...
by yensoy
11 Jan 2021 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 474771

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

I've seen these "hinges" just where canopy is attached to fuselage and wondered what they were. Someone on Twitter got a close up shot of JF-17B https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EqilAA1U0AIE2cj?format=jpg&name=large What made them use Hinges on JF-17B? Sir, Arif Ajakia has picked up your s...
by yensoy
07 Jan 2021 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 559
Views: 134971

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

^^^^ so I guess my dream of seeing a Squadron Nine-and-three-quarter is not going to happen... it would have been magical; there but not there
by yensoy
31 Dec 2020 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 474771

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Looks like side hinged canopy for dual seat and back hinged for single seat. Aerodynamically, I guess this is what you get at dollar store prices.
by yensoy
19 Nov 2020 15:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6117
Views: 1371423

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Doing the math, we went from a deficit of 45B$ to a surplus of 16.5B$. Not a bad thing in itself.
by yensoy
09 Nov 2020 18:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6117
Views: 1371423

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^^ it's not like the employees of the shut down entities will vanish into thin air. There has to be a VRS scheme for them or some way to reassign them to more productive activities. BTW, this kind of house cleaning has to happen on a regular basis, every year by every administration.
by yensoy
06 Nov 2020 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63211

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Within the Trump presidency, Democrats were led by North Eastern and West Coast liberal elites... This is brilliant analysis, thanks very much to add to the quality of discussion. Yes, the president will be hemmed in by lack of clear majority in house/senate, possibly republican controlled in both....
by yensoy
05 Nov 2020 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2458
Views: 627946

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

^^^^ so does this mean that
1. JF-17 is a dud
2. Chinese cooperation with Pakistan is not a given, Chinese protection umbrella is not reliable, or interoperability not working
3. Pak has suddenly landed up with a lot of Forex to blow up
4. F-16 counts are dropping
by yensoy
05 Nov 2020 05:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63211

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

What happens in Vegas won't stay in Vegas anymore.
by yensoy
04 Nov 2020 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63211

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Its no secret that the urban class that predominantly votes democratic prefers mail-in ballots to save time and minimize exposure, and these ballots are being counted now.
by yensoy
04 Nov 2020 14:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63211

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

USA has become a deeply divided nation. I wonder how Chinese would be looking to profit from this electoral struggle. Maybe they are planning/flaming more riots? It's clear the Chinese/Russkies hand in the elections is overplayed. Mainstream media which we suspected to be left leaning showed its ig...

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