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by bhavani
30 Oct 2019 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3430
Views: 480518

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: 3430
Views: 480518

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: 936
Views: 88902

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: 85
Views: 18840

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: 2100
Views: 471968

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: 2182
Views: 258139

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: 926
Views: 149387

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: 529100

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: 529100

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: 3824
Views: 631644

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: 962
Views: 259245

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: 3032
Views: 586056

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: 3824
Views: 631644

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: 926
Views: 149387

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: 7037

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: 156662

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: 156662

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: 156662

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: 873436

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: 873436

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: 873436

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: 7860
Views: 745378

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: 873436

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: 3671
Views: 797139

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: 776935

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: 3683
Views: 336787

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: 3683
Views: 336787

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: 873436

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: 873436

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: 873436

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...
by bhavani
06 Dec 2016 04:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 344601

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

The worst part is we are losing the Kh-35 launchers and also it had Barak-1 installed on it. whereas the latest ships like kolkata class are missing them for cost savings i guess.
I wonder if the ship was load with ammo and the missiles at that time.
by bhavani
21 Nov 2016 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 586056

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/india-inked-108-defence-contracts-since-2014-heres-current-status-key-projects-704714 From the article above- Bhamre also revealed that that there was "no delay" in AWACS (I) project, but the delay existed in indigenous AWE&C programme. The AWE&C programme ...
by bhavani
10 Nov 2016 06:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 745378

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

. I am actually jumping up and down in cash thinking about all these jackasses who have stocked cash in Boxes, beds, Below the ground, Suitcases. we write Java code and work 24/7 and still cant afford what these guys could afford all these days............... Baas, now you are simply being jealous,...
by bhavani
10 Nov 2016 03:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 745378

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I am from Vizag and a number of my relatives are in Liquor and Real estate business. Now there is absolute panic in those circles. Many of them hold anywhere between 50 Lakhs -Hundreds of Crores in Cash. Some are offering salaries to their staff for the next few months in cash, One prominent relativ...
by bhavani
09 Nov 2016 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the United States of America (USA) - III
Replies: 2933
Views: 188003

Re: Understanding the United States of America (USA) - III

Say welcome to President of united states Donald trump. Even PA has swung towards trump. He needs 26 to win and he is leading in 44.

It is not in clinton's destiny to be president. :rotfl:
by bhavani
09 Nov 2016 05:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 745378

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I am not a bhakt by any stretch, I am from South India. But i really appreciate this move by Modi. This black money has become a menace for salaried folk. In Cities of Andhra, big business folks, cinema folks, Real estate folks, gold shop owners own thousands of crores of cash and most of this cash ...
by bhavani
26 Oct 2016 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 287491

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

The below mortar is definitely not a 120mm mortar it looks like 160mm Tampella or 300mm Mortar.
by bhavani
19 Sep 2016 01:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri
Replies: 666
Views: 74186

Re: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri

These Morons will drag us to a war. How difficult is it recapture POK once and for all?. We need to capture a large swants of of paki territory and take a big chunk of their army prisoner and war. Then we can negotiate. A war now is quite a different beast. Pakistani army is now quite spread out an...
by bhavani
19 Sep 2016 01:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri
Replies: 666
Views: 74186

Re: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri

Modi will lose every single vote if he doesn't make Pakis pay. Enough of pappi-jhappi. For all the insult US heaped on him, the man went happily around USA and we thought wow what a large hearted man! Obama spat on our faces despite being a state guest & Modi never loses a chance to bear hug hi...
by bhavani
17 Sep 2016 04:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249230

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

what is the point of 36 fighters for 9 billions. Are Rafale's more capable than F-22. It is better to invest them on Submarines, 2nd hand Mirage-2000's, A few Su-35's and then hundreds of self propelled artillery guns, we dont even have enough artillery. It is better to acquire meteor missiles and A...

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