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by yensoy
29 Oct 2020 05:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5595
Views: 1187758

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Lot of our imports from China are purely on consideration of cost. We can easily produce electrical equipment, but the ones from China are cheaper, not because they are better. This is where GoI needs to crack down hard on Chinese subsidized imports, which undercut our producers. Cost is only one a...
by yensoy
19 Oct 2020 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2434
Views: 407570

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

Zimble only read baba tweet 4 vs 7. They had 4 of our people, we got 7, a colonel to boot. Now it is next move in the chess where we announce it. Only request rudaalis please no breast beating. Maybe your post is sarcasm... anyway I think the "7" refers to the the claimed number of Indian...
by yensoy
18 Oct 2020 21:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3826
Views: 698712

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Elevated tracks also takes care of all crossings - otherwise in the future there will be persistent asks for under/over bridges for which 50% of funds will need to be provided by railways, in addition to all operational headaches arising from construction.
by yensoy
16 Oct 2020 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82528

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

I brought up the point he made at AI-2011 about how the Tejas should’ve started as a carrier variant and then gone on to the IAF variant. He seemed genuinely happy that someone had remembered that point of his and described the main issue with the NLCA NP1 . The issue as he described it was that th...
by yensoy
13 Oct 2020 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2434
Views: 407570

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

^^^^ Why would you want to create martyrs out of spent forces when the best treatment for them is to ignore their theatrics while equating the "cause" they stand for with patently anti-national behaviour? They are more useful shooting themselves in the foot.
by yensoy
06 Oct 2020 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 257
Views: 53908

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Instead of breaking it up by verticals, it should be broken up into 3 or 4 units which combine the relevant technologies. For instance, what's the point with Corporation 1 making the shells and Corporation 2 making the guns? In the event of malfunction, there will be more finger pointing. The corpor...
by yensoy
02 Oct 2020 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2434
Views: 407570

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

China is offering 1959 claim line as face saving move. Jaishankar tweeting greetings to Wang Hui is a blow to the face. 1. Isn't the 1959 line rather to the east of where they are today? Would it mean that they will move back to the 1959 positions? 2. 1959 line also laid claim to Arunachal Pradesh,...
by yensoy
30 Sep 2020 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969356

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

^^^^ very well stated. There is no American guarantee of anything, never has been. An insurance company will not insure something which is considered to be disputed; America will not insure India's perception of the LAC even in today's climate of better relations with the US. Hard American support h...
by yensoy
27 Sep 2020 11:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969356

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

Food shortage for china can also mean food shortage for India along with other issues like refugees from pakistan heading into India to chinese going for contract farms in Africa. Food shortage in China == no corn to feed pigs. Due to affluent lifestyles and heavy meat eating which is tacitly encou...
by yensoy
26 Sep 2020 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969356

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

^^^^ Once again Bapu saw this coming
“The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.”


China produces the most of just about everything in the world, yet they are going to have food shortages... wonder why.
by yensoy
26 Sep 2020 20:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969356

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

India simply does not want to be an outpost, transit point, retail hub for Chinese products. India is meant for better things than that! Or not. Maybe we just want to plod along and have no interest in making ourselves in the view of the Chinese. As a large and ancient civilization I believe it is ...
by yensoy
26 Sep 2020 07:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3724
Views: 688703

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The Twitter handle appears to belong to one Khaleel Tickoo, who claims to be an accountant and passionate human rights advocate. SInce Khaleel "Tickoo" is of brahmin heritage, and it's possible that the poor Bihari is a lower caste, the entire untouchability law/hate crime law should be t...
by yensoy
23 Sep 2020 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2434
Views: 407570

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

Loudspeakers need to ask the soldiers whether their loyalty is to China, or the Chinese People, or to Communism, or to the CCP or to Uncle Xi himself.
by yensoy
21 Sep 2020 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837052

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Chennai has done so much better since August when most of the large hotspot cities got their daily infect rates under 1k daily. Mumbai is at over 2000 again and Delhi at 4000. Chennai is still under 1K per day. Yes, but barely so. It's suspiciously hovering between 950 something and 990 something! ...
by yensoy
19 Sep 2020 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2434
Views: 407570

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

What if china problem is just to give pak lifeline to annex gilgit to its province and then china can have BRI investment with no issue of india fiddling in it. Is there a way GB province get connected to aksai chin that is much more meaningful road than current CEPC ? May be taking a part of india...
by yensoy
18 Sep 2020 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2434
Views: 407570

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

Unconfirmed reports of Tibet National Anthem being played at LAC in Ladakh to lift Morale of PLA Troopers in response to punjabi songs https://twitter.com/MeghUpdates/status/1306901567249899520 Unfortunately they will have no idea what the song is about. Such is the degree of cutoffness of the Chin...
by yensoy
04 Sep 2020 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

Chinese defence minister requests meet with Rajnath. Clearly something has been agreed.. it might be temporary progress If they offer "status-quo-ante" and both sides withdraw, and then repeat this nonsense all over again next year, what would we have gained? How do we ensure a durable ag...
by yensoy
03 Sep 2020 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

This might be a good time for fast-tracking Nyoma airfield upgrade and reactivating Chushul airfield. I think Chushul airfield should be fast tracked just so that we can reach supplies and replacement personnel quickly to the area. No military aircraft allowed in a 10km range of the LAC I believe. ...
by yensoy
03 Sep 2020 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

They seem to have put too much faith in our weak link remaining true to form ,our MEA ,which for decades has been on the backfoot when it comes to China with a policy of appeasement. Doklam was a wake- up call for the political establishment,they stirred into action on spurring border infra,but the...
by yensoy
02 Sep 2020 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

This is not a repeat of 1962. This is a repeat of 1967, 1989 and 2017 when we looked into the eyes of the bully and told him to back off. Unfortunately, the bully will keep trying to push us around and won't learn his lesson until publicly humiliated. It will happen one day, but that day is not today.
by yensoy
01 Sep 2020 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

Chinese attempted a go at Kala Top/ Helmet Top midnight on 31st. The troops were spotted, floodlit & dissuaded by the Indian forces at the heights. via Aroor Shiv I'm surprised they were floodlit. From where? If from the top, then it would mean that we have already lugged generators and fuel up...
by yensoy
01 Sep 2020 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 89259

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

The F-35B will give a lot of nations the ability to operate carriers. The F-35B and a sh!tload of money will give a lot of nations the ability to operate carriers.... there, corrected it for you Gone are the days when we were the sole carrier power in all of Asia. That is already the case. Even bef...
by yensoy
01 Sep 2020 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1300691819018301443 Report: Situation in Chushul is dire and the possibility of an escalation cannot be ruled out as Chinese PLA under instruction of CCP's CMC is trying all out to push the Indian Army, after Indian troops captured several dominating heights...
by yensoy
01 Sep 2020 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

Based on Twitterati, if you connect dots a picture is emerging as though IA captured Spangurr base of PLA with around 500 PLAGF as PsoW. They abandoned their light tanks and surrendered as they were not expecting IA there. Oh come on, unit with 500 people and light tanks will give up without a figh...
by yensoy
01 Sep 2020 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

...I hope holding the heights at Black Top is forcing their hands and make them fight. A thrashing here -- and we are talking major action with armor in regimental size! -- would be a groundshaking across the Asian geopolitical landscape. Imagine the burning hulks of chini armor littering the hills...
by yensoy
01 Sep 2020 14:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969356

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

Except that both in Xinjiang and more so in Tibet the climate is so bloody harsh that Hans do not want to stay on beyond one generation and even those spending their working years want to repatriate to the peace and quiet of their home towns back east. Only the locals have what it takes to survive t...
by yensoy
01 Sep 2020 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/china-redeployed-j-20-fighter-jets-near-ladakh-report-2288283?pfrom=home-topstories If J-20s are supposed to be stealth, how is it that mainstream media is able to detect them? So now you know the quality of their stealth. We don't need radars, even our media can det...
by yensoy
31 Aug 2020 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

That may be the case but 1. At least one tomb is new and markings have been translated showing that this is most likely from Galwan/Pangong 2. In this day and age and with the resources at China's disposal, one would expect remains to be sent back to families; i.e. no border battlefield tombs unless...
by yensoy
31 Aug 2020 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1088
Views: 217117

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Looks like all the engineers and officers capable of imagination, engineering, reverse engineering and design have been working on the SSBNs.
by yensoy
29 Aug 2020 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969356

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

Besides, wouldn't the soldier's remains be airlifted to his hometown for burial? This could be a memorial but not a tomb.
by yensoy
26 Aug 2020 18:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969356

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

Tuan wrote:Don`t you worry, another giant Tsunami in the Indian Ocean will fix all this for the Chinese. Threat & Response :wink:

One thing the Chinese have demonstrated is that islands can be built, built up and rebuilt. 8)
by yensoy
26 Aug 2020 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

Here is H.E. Sun Weidong, Chinese Ambassador to India's web speech on 25 Aug: http://in.china-embassy.org/eng/embassy_news/t1809145.htm And here are some lame questions: http://in.china-embassy.org/eng/embassy_news/t1809143.htm May be we should organise a BRF web event and invite him for a friendly...
by yensoy
26 Aug 2020 08:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969356

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

Kra canal or Malacca straits, the ships are going to end up in the southern Andaman sea, between Great Nicobar and Aceh. I don't see how it will affect our calculus or our strategic position by much.
by yensoy
22 Aug 2020 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1936
Views: 468105

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Qureshi on his self invited visit to China got a welcome befitting Pakistan's status as a lap dog - Not a single Chinese official (not even a lowly officer from the protocol department) was there to welcome him. Just a couple of abduls from the local porky embassy. Should have seen the body languag...
by yensoy
20 Aug 2020 17:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086841

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

^^^^ Again misses the fundamental part that the design and IP of the aircraft belongs to us. We don't need anybody's permission to change things, or to replace items, or to indigenize the remaining imported components. Instead, the 60% number will be used to bash HAL and LCA project.
by yensoy
19 Aug 2020 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

Not sure I buy all the "go to war with China NOW!" war-cries. War is expensive. We are in a financial hole right now. If we start a war with China, the end game is not clear. Even if we somehow "make them sign" this and that, everything the Chinese sign is worthless. They are no...
by yensoy
19 Aug 2020 01:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5595
Views: 1187758

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Food exports don't come for free. A huge amount of water is used in the cultivation of food, and as a water scarce nation we need to be very careful about what we export and what we don't. 1. We should absolutely stay away from exporting commodity items like sugar which can be grown just about anywh...
by yensoy
18 Aug 2020 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086841

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

We don't want one-off quirky machines in the inventory. LSPs can be used only if they are every bit equal to production runs, otherwise between handling, servicing and logistics it all gets too complicated and not worth the trouble for frontline duties. OTOH, would be great trainer (post tandem tra...
by yensoy
18 Aug 2020 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086841

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

I dont know in what state the LSPs are but heck if we can buy 30 year old airframes that never flew from Russia why not convert these LSPs into an operational half squadron. We need everything we can afford in such situations. We don't want one-off quirky machines in the inventory. LSPs can be used...
by yensoy
16 Aug 2020 22:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1936
Views: 468105

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

So maybe we are looking at CPEC all wrong. Maybe the use of Gwadar for defence purposes is the minor aim (and trade being a non-aim). Maybe the unstated real purpose of CPEC is to channel a route into Afghanistan and an alternative route into land-locked Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and (over the Caspia...

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