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by bhavani
18 Feb 2020 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482421

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

A vija stamp from Terroristan on her passport ends her plans to vijit Usa and give advice on how to run THAT former colony, what what I say? Unless she wants to spend 4 hours in "augmented enhanced vetting" at port of entry. Reminds me of when an ishtudant (desi) came to me laughing about...
by bhavani
27 Jan 2020 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3926
Views: 430276

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I saw one interview that Burka Bibi gave to some US libarandu channel hosted by some Uncle Tom. First I was angry at her brazen 'creativity' in how she introduced CAA to make it sound discriminatory and bigoted: "Offers citizenship to all except Muslims'. Then I was laughing my ass off at the ...
by bhavani
25 Jan 2020 03:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155174

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Keeping Amaravati/AP aside, I for one am glad that Telugu film makers and actors stick to entertainment and dont morph into BIF leftist activists at the drop of a hat like their Hindi or Tamil counterparts do. Imagine a Telugu version of Saif Ali Khan or Swara Bhaskar or Twinkle Khanna or Siddharth...
by bhavani
25 Jan 2020 01:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155174

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

One of the biggest land scams near vizag, where 35 acres of sea facing prime land was allocated by CBN government to Ramanaidu studios for next to nothing. Next to that another 300 acres allocated for film studios by CBN & Company. None on the bigwigs from Telugu film industry even those who be...
by bhavani
24 Jan 2020 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155174

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

But not all Telugu people are opposing it. Telugu opinion on this is vertically divided by parties . Most who supported YSRCP in last elections are at best indifferent while most TDP circles are opposed to it. TDP is trying to show this shifting of the capital as something which "all Telugus a...
by bhavani
24 Jan 2020 05:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155174

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Bhavani - What you are saying is that AP is pretty much stuck in a rut for the forseaable future. And it will be open season for conversions and corruption. AP is stuck in a major rut. No good leader to take over any where. There are some up coming leaders but none of them are big enough to form pa...
by bhavani
24 Jan 2020 04:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155174

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Below is my take on the whole 3 Capital plan by Jagan: 1. Are people in Vizag celebrating: I am from Vizag, and i am from an Upper middle class family. No body is celebrating, Most of the lower classes are actually afraid that rental costs will increase. Most of middle and upper middle classes don't...
by bhavani
22 Jan 2020 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 743361

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

After the Wheat shortage, Pakis are now facing shortage of Sugar. There is something going at the structural level in Pakistan. Economic activity as whole seems to be decreasing. Even the most basic activity like agricultural activity seems to be stagnating or dying. The junta will soon step in, Imr...
by bhavani
08 Jan 2020 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208514

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Both the bases that have been hit host US forces and fighter planes. US will probably retaliate soon. I think we are looking at the opening salvos of a US-Iran conflict.
by bhavani
02 Dec 2019 23:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943029

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What we lack is brand building. We Indians tend to cheapen our own products, whether it is Rupa baniyan or IT work. Amrikis are masters at building brand and value. For ex: under-armour now a huge brand from next to nothing in a few years. I bought a under armour gym shirt for 23$ on Sale in US. The...
by bhavani
30 Oct 2019 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587251

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Come to the city where I live and you will understand. The school district serves Indian food and Telugu is the second most spoken language at home after English and apparently next year onwards kids will be able to learn Telugu instead of Spanish as a Foreign language. Hint: This is happening in t...
by bhavani
30 Oct 2019 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587251

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://twitter.com/RepRoKhanna/status/1188485224411422720?s=20 #Diwali is all about reflecting on our lives, learning from our mistakes, and growing in the coming year. It’s also about good sweets, new clothes, and time with family and friends. Forgiveness, reflection, + cooperation are essential ...
by bhavani
09 Oct 2019 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155174

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

In a recent post, Jataayu B'luru correctly criticized PM Modi for ignorantly stating that Tamil is the oldest language in the world. I would add a few more points. 1.) Tamil is a rich and beautiful language. However, it is not very old. The oldest genre of Tamil literature, the Sangam classics, are...
by bhavani
09 Oct 2019 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70703

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Pakis are also soon starting the local Production of CZ-807 rifles. This rifle was initially designed by the Czech company based on our RFP. We then scrapped the RFP. We are buying tons of rifles here and there. For Gods sake why are we buying guns from a Emirati company? Does it make any sense. We ...
by bhavani
27 Sep 2019 18:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2630
Views: 612562

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/CaptDKS/status/1177398514898259968 Three landmark events viz. Commissioning of #INSKhanderi, launch of first P17A stealth frigate Nilgiri & dedication of Aircraft Carrier dry-dock to the nation at the hands of @rajnathsingh in Mumbai to be a red letter day for @indiannavy IN...
by bhavani
07 Sep 2019 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 289244

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The communication seems to be working. They are waiting for comms to work. Even if the lander was partially damaged, it would be a success if we get a ping back
by bhavani
11 Aug 2019 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 198957

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

sankum wrote:From google earth the IAC hanger estimate is 120m by 21m. the only fighters freely carried in two rows will be Mig 29k,NLCAmk1/mk2 and Superhornet but in no way Rafale.

If it can fit Superhornet, it should be able to fit Rafale, Rafale is much smaller than Superhornet in all dimensions.
by bhavani
09 May 2019 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 582182

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Telugu leaders both CBN and KCR seem to be overactive in working for a Non-BJP government. Jagan is on a Holiday. If BJP really needs 10-15 MP Seats to form a government, Jagan will jump into the NDA bandwagon. I really hope it does not come to it. Right now being a telugu guy, i really hate CBN. Lo...
by bhavani
02 May 2019 02:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 582182

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

SuSwamy is not a very dependable and has a huge bloated Ego. He loved Rajiv gandhi, hates Sonia Gandhi. i think his hattred for current gandhis is more about a personal grudge rather than a real principle. But he is a real intelligent person and he can be dangerous if he starts employing his intelle...
by bhavani
19 Apr 2019 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 743361

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I am relieved that Sad Umar is gone. Like Katare saab said, he was actually on the right track and his actions were plugging the holes in the sinking ship even if the pakis were too stupid to understand. I hope the new guy is more on the lines of Ishaq Dar and takes the paki economy deeper into pak...
by bhavani
16 Apr 2019 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 330715

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Saab delivers radar equipment to Paki AF Pakistan has 10 awacs now compared to India's 5. Situation is laughably stupid but could be rectified in one year. Please buy a few more embraer and put them in service as the Netra. No Issue sir, India will soon float an RFP for 3 AEW aircarfts. The require...
by bhavani
12 Apr 2019 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 647510

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

these are all flights of fancy. EMB145 is at low end of the size range. they have bigger a/c with very similar parts. its time on national security grounds to repanel Embraer, using a G2G deal and get them to modify 6 more EMB170 or EMB190 and mount our balance beam radar there. the 170/190 have a ...
by bhavani
06 Apr 2019 09:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 743361

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

What would happen if inflation touches 50-60% and PKR falls to 200 vs Dollar. I would think there will be streams of refugees towards India. How would be react in such a scenario?
by bhavani
05 Apr 2019 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 198957

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

This is what the Navy is buying So we are getting 25 MH-60 in total 24- New MH-60R and 1 MH-60B/R from legacy stock One interesting item on the list is the The Advanced precision kill weapon system rockets, But we are just getting 30 of these Guided Rockets. These are very light weapons. Also will ...
by bhavani
28 Feb 2019 07:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Information Warfare & Social Media Cell
Replies: 55
Views: 7862

Re: BRF Information Warfare & Social Media Cell

My handle is @mediathugs

I have not slept the whole last night and before. i follow ramana sir, rohit, pabbi
by bhavani
27 Feb 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 173530

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Singha wrote:
Kakarat wrote:
Its a old crash image of Hawk trainer


the crowd is most definitely indian and not of JK - check the women. the last pic is that of todays mi17 crash site or atleast in JK.



yes 2 are hawk trainer pictures in AP and that was some time back and third looks like a F-16 down
by bhavani
26 Feb 2019 11:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 173530

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

The pakis's from Manshera are also taking to twitter having heard loud explosions and fighter sounds. manshera is closer to balakot in KPK.
by bhavani
26 Feb 2019 08:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 173530

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Guys, Posting after a long time. Do you guys think Pakistan will launch counter strikes against Indian Airbases in J& or Punjab.

Are our forces on the highest alert. There does not seem to be any activity on the military alert levels etc. Are we ready for war?
by bhavani
04 Nov 2017 00:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 921680

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

They are old (the youngest would be close to 30 years old by 2023) and as such not worth upgrading and maintaining with a life extension given the cost associated in both doing it and then operating them. Hence the split while maintaining a subset of the fleet while retiring the ones that are prohi...
by bhavani
03 Nov 2017 23:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 921680

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

brar_w wrote:Why do you think they are being retired?

I think it is about their budgets and with uber expensive stuff like virginia class submarine and zumwalt class, i think they are out of money to support so many Ticonderogas. Also they are restarting the Arleigh_Burke line for FLight 3 (42 ships).
by bhavani
03 Nov 2017 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 921680

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/news/a28565/the-navy-is-set-to-retire-its-biggest-surface-combatants/ It looks like US is retiring around 11 ticonderoga class cruisers starting 2019. These are the Mk41 Models with 122 VLS Cells. If we can buy around 4 of them - at around $300 Mi...
by bhavani
15 Sep 2017 00:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 789520

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Ignoring jackasses like RR is the better option i think, There are a lot of these folks in US andc canada. Just look at the petetion signed by these so called intellectuals before 2014 Elections
by bhavani
15 Sep 2017 00:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 921680

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Ships without ukraine engines can be carted either to nikolayev ukraine or india in special ships that carry other ships and submarines. Uss cole went back home on one such These ships were built for zorya engines before the donetsk thing erupted so russi navy cannot use them without mods but we ha...
by bhavani
16 Apr 2017 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942489

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

Popeye missile is different from spice 2000. Spice 2000 is a kit for 2000 lb bomb with around 65 km range. Popeye is a proper ASM with around 145 km-200 km range.
by bhavani
30 Mar 2017 02:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 849105

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Can spike ident8fy the target between 11 am to 3 pm during summers in the Indian desert at full range. Yes it cleared all test conducted by IA. Gaza and west bank get pretty hot too comparable to Thar, Israeli weapons probably win weather tests because Israelis experience extreme weather similar to...
by bhavani
27 Dec 2016 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3719
Views: 369081

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

What that strikes me, is the absolute absence of law and order. A gang of 40 year old pakis will be hanging around with 14-15 year old White girls and the police will not take any action. In some cases, the white girls will be caught for public disturbance etc, but the Pakis wont be touched. Pakis p...
by bhavani
26 Dec 2016 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3719
Views: 369081

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

Britian is a gone case. In a number of British cities, i have seen pakistani men with multiple wives, even white ones. Pakistani community in Britian is a cess pool of pimps, brokers, travel agents and small restuarent owners.i have seen Pakistani men who have a pious muslim wife have multiple other...
by bhavani
24 Dec 2016 09:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 921680

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

A container loaded with clubs or Brahms's would be better than Tu-22 if used in conjunction with a over the horizon targeting platform like a bear or P-8 in order to hunt CBG groups.
by bhavani
24 Dec 2016 03:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 921680

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

My two cents - if we are going to buy TU-22M3 it would make sense to but at least 20-30 of them and then get a line for their maintenance. It makes no sense to get 4 of them like some precious jewels. All we need these days are platforms with adequate capabilities. Fo example look at the Chinese h-6...
by bhavani
23 Dec 2016 05:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 921680

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Looks like Arihant and Chakra are based out of Visakhapatnam. That is the first time i have seem Arihant/chakra openly in Google Maps. . I cant figure out which one is which. One is in water, one seems to be in Repair/minor refit. The one in refit is rather fat and long and looks like chakra and the...

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