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by yensoy
14 Jun 2019 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1583
Views: 329405

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It's actually worse. We can't even keep a healthy order backlog for quasi-government companies like HAL, or pay their dues on time. I think before we get to the stage of government supported private companies, let's start with government supported government companies.
by yensoy
13 Jun 2019 08:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 48898

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Each carrier will have about 2 squadrons of fighter aircraft (plus some ELINT, helos, UAVs). Presumably second squadron will be Naval Tejas/Mig-29K.
by yensoy
13 Jun 2019 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 48898

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

3 carriers
1 squadron (16) per carrier
2 trainers per squadron
1 spare per squadron
16+2+1 = 19
19 x 3 = 57
by yensoy
12 Jun 2019 15:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 76301

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Actually lower grades of govt servants (and I guess this will apply to pakfaujis too) will get a 10% salary bump and some or all of that will be claimed back in taxes depending on their salary bracket. I had suggested somewhere that Pak govt should take a loan from its military. That is exactly what...
by yensoy
12 Jun 2019 09:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3168
Views: 556745

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

So if GDP growth has been overestimated, is it also the case that GDP has been overestimated? If GDP growth was off by 2.5% over 4 years, then our actual GDP should also be about 10% less than the numbers say.
by yensoy
12 Jun 2019 09:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 76301

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Paki budget is like a wishlist for Santa. The numbers will never be met. The kind of taxes proposed will break the back of those willing or being forced to pay it. Look for a middle class uprising (despite them not having much of a middle class). With the increases in input costs and tight taxation ...
by yensoy
11 Jun 2019 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 48898

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I am amused. Rafale is our silver bullet, and all we can afford is 36 for our IAF (where apart from being the most frontline aircraft, it will also be used for strategic role - with grand total of 36 planes). Now we will buy 57 of these for IN, to do what exactly? Order of 36 is for immediate deliv...
by yensoy
11 Jun 2019 06:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3168
Views: 556745

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Car sales have fallen drastically over the last few months. Given that rural demand propped it up when it was going up, wonder what has happened for the current state to come about. Same phenomenon happening in China. First car purchases are done, pretty much everyone who can afford and needs a car...
by yensoy
10 Jun 2019 10:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3168
Views: 556745

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

A large national economy like India cannot be driven by govt policies alone there has to be a bustling trend of private entrepreneurship and innovation...It is a miracle Modi Govt managed 7% growth last 5 years. Very well said! A good amount of growth is coming just from reversion to the norm, whic...
by yensoy
06 Jun 2019 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 76301

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Islamabad and Karachi both stations allow for families of IFS cadre to be based with them. I'm not sure where you picked up that info from. Ajay Bisaria's spouse is quite active in environmental circles in Isloo. We have nothing in Karachi. Regarding the family situation, based on the stories about...
by yensoy
06 Jun 2019 14:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 76301

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

He was in Delhi to pick his family which he has left back while working at Paki Embassy before his appintment as FS. Why are they even allowed to base their families in Delhi? After all didn't the great quaid say that Hindus and Muslims couldn't live together? AFAIK, Islamabad is currently a non-fa...
by yensoy
05 Jun 2019 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 188834

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

I think elephant in the room is understood by all, especially IK and his cronies, the IMF and a lot of the paki janta, so it was sort of inevitable for the pakfauj to make some conciliatory gestures. But I am sure that in the greater scheme of things, this will only be yet another "short term l...
by yensoy
05 Jun 2019 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 428
Views: 53091

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Sikhism by being restricted only to Punjabi Jutt Sikhs is against the Sikh Gurus itself. Guru Gobind Singh wanted Khalsa to be from across India that is why he picked these five to become the first Khalsa. 1. Daya Ram (A Kshtriya) from Lahore. 2. Dharam Dasin (A Jaat) from Hastinapur (Delhi). 3. Hi...
by yensoy
04 Jun 2019 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3224
Views: 465170

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

How can their defence budget be higher by only 15.4% in rupee terms when PKR has fallen by over 25%? They should be encouraged to spend at least 25% more, or even 30% more since their fighting men deserve the finest and fairest of all.
by yensoy
04 Jun 2019 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207956

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

Actually Israel will be the least of the problems - the fact that we will be the system integrator will allow them to export freely, and Malaysia will be mollified that they don't directly have to deal with Israel. Russia won't care as much, else the R73 will be swapped out for something else. It is...
by yensoy
04 Jun 2019 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207956

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

Prem wrote:Rumor that India have sweatened the deal with financing plus barter .


What's the story on the engine and any of the imported avionics/EW? Can we re-export?
by yensoy
03 Jun 2019 16:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3224
Views: 465170

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Don't worry, once the Hajj season starts all the forex will vanish without a trace with dollars being in short supply and PKR numbers crossing 160 even.
by yensoy
02 Jun 2019 09:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1250
Views: 146322

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

New process = old process + government subsidy
by yensoy
01 Jun 2019 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1583
Views: 329405

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

4) Chinese fishing boat navy (literally 1000s of small boat that are networked with the PLA and obey PLA orders and function as a grey water force): These are the most potent sea denial weapons that PLA has in its arsenal. These are good only for bullying small neighbours. If any situation escalate...
by yensoy
01 Jun 2019 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1583
Views: 329405

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Interview with Adm Sunil Lamba m0Q5ZyITmvE - Scorpene going well - Have submitted IAC2 plan to MoD. (~11:00) - LoA received for naval helo. (~13:00) - AoN received for NUH (~13:00) - Larger numbers of sailors volunteering from Tier-2/3 cities. Online test (~14:00) - After Pulwama, forward deployed ...
by yensoy
29 May 2019 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 76301

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Interesting watch, Bad Haqqani recollects some important events to buttress his argument. Q&A is especially fun.(Upload Date Mar 7) Great find! The good Haqqani comes across as a champion for India; the old American fellow talk like he just stepped out out of a cold war era 707 after meeting th...
by yensoy
29 May 2019 19:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 643756

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

PIA is not hurting. There were very very few flights going east and now there are none.

But Paki consumers who need to head east are hurting.

Also hurting is highly reduced overflight dollars coming into Paki coffers.
by yensoy
25 May 2019 08:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3387
Views: 475139

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The thyristor actually can manufacture DC current with control and an invertor in the loco converts the DC back again to AC which is then applied to the driving motors. Mani Vijay is a legend and his videos are gold. There is no other record visual record of IR at that level of breadth and depth. T...
by yensoy
25 May 2019 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 48898

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

There is a shore based test facility (SBTF) in Goa. It has its own "runway" to mimic a carrier. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shore_Based_Test_Facility It's at the end of the southern taxiway, so shouldn't get in the way of normal taxiway movements; however as a precaution they might block...
by yensoy
24 May 2019 17:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2098
Views: 285229

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

BoJo, who remarked that Indo_UK ties should be advanced due to India's growing appetite for single malt whilst visiting a Gurdwara, in all probability will be the PM. We find out in July. It's time to encourage Scots to vote for freedom. Then there will be no reason to engage with the Brits anymore.
by yensoy
24 May 2019 15:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2098
Views: 285229

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Descendant of Cyril Ratcliffe should be offered the task of planning Brexit. That person is uniquely qualified.
by yensoy
24 May 2019 13:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3168
Views: 556745

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It's usually the financing (of the above-table factors) which seals the deal. China being cash rich is easily able to provide financing at low rates, and in turn provides commensurate low quality products. The other thing China provides is a guarantee of timely project completion. This they can do b...
by yensoy
23 May 2019 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3224
Views: 465170

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

The beauty of that approach is that the Pakistan state will shrink to that core Punjabi constituency. Then the independent states will have no liability from all these external borrowings and the residual Pakistan will be saddled with it. This should exactly be our plan. A land-locked state can nev...
by yensoy
23 May 2019 20:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3168
Views: 556745

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

China has design capabilities in all sorts of areas, especially those involving inter-disciplinary skills - such as design + hardware, sensors + hardware, aerospace + software... There is also a big secret which makes Chinese such a formidable competitor - good designs are standardized and then repl...
by yensoy
23 May 2019 10:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3168
Views: 556745

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The USSR was about three times larger than the US. Roughly similar population. And a completely broken economic model. China is anything but that. The most fundamental thing people need to acknowledge is that the Chinese system is extremely adaptable, and is open to learning. They are very well awa...
by yensoy
23 May 2019 09:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3168
Views: 556745

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Extrapolation to such periods is nonsense. By extrapolation, you can show that Bangladesh will have a bigger GDP than India. A lot of things can go wrong in China. Somethings can go wrong in India too. A lot of things can get better in India, not as much in China because well they are already operat...
by yensoy
23 May 2019 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3224
Views: 465170

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

How are they supposed to defend the PKR? Only way to do that is for the central bank to sell some of it's own dollar reserves in the market to push the price of dollars down. That is exactly what Ishaq Dar kept doing and what got them into trouble in the first place. They have no reserves left to d...
by yensoy
22 May 2019 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 76301

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Renowned self appointed weaponologist Schaheid Raza doling out advice to NaPakis to boycott the dollar. If this isn't suicide I don't know what is. https://twitter.com/schaheid/status/1130801199454785537?s=09 Shows what an absolute idiot he is, if it weren't apparent enough from his military-relate...
by yensoy
22 May 2019 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3224
Views: 465170

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

By devaluing the PKR, they are only stiffing themselves, since PKR denominated debt is most likely only held by Pakis. The waderas know better and hold land, factories and foreign properties. Whatever few middle classes there are, govt servants (including lower ranked military), and pensioners will ...
by yensoy
22 May 2019 18:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3224
Views: 465170

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Evidently KSE saw a 3.6% gain today https://www.dawn.com/news/1483868/stocks-recover-1195-points-amid-market-fund-speculation because The rise was linked to reports that a market support fund is being considered for stabilisation of the Pakistan Stock Exchange by the government. That's right. The go...
by yensoy
22 May 2019 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3224
Views: 465170

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Actually in this particular drama that's going on in Pakistan, it's rank incompetence. All the years of inbreeding have borne fruit, as it were. They are going through a currency crisis, but then again they have gone through 13 or so crises before needing IMF intervention. So what's new here? The fa...
by yensoy
21 May 2019 15:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3224
Views: 465170

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch



Interesting discussion regarding Paki state of economy/military/geopolitics on RSTV. While the speakers do present a moderate-to-tough stance, I think the newer generation is going to be a lot more hawkish towards Pak.
by yensoy
20 May 2019 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207956

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

But why the Mig-29? Because it's the only aircraft which flies on palm oil 8) Jokes aside, it's modern business practice to entice a customer by taking away their used stuff which they are replacing. Boeing buys back old Airbus aircraft from its customers, and vice versa. As for the aircraft, they ...
by yensoy
20 May 2019 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3224
Views: 465170

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pak defence budget has been "affordable" to Pakistan because of continuous money transfusions from its benefactors, most importantly Unkil. Unkil and Queen will resume these money transfusions if there is any overt threat from India that could result in destabilization or balkanization of ...
by yensoy
20 May 2019 05:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3224
Views: 465170

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

It's not so simple. Please read the Dawn article. Inputs like water are scarce, and fertilizer has to be imported - and this import is happening with Pak dollar subsidy; yet the sale price is determined by world commodity prices, in fact less for us because of lower transport costs. On top of that, ...

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