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by Kakkaji
28 Mar 2020 06:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 975
Views: 76941

Re: BR Forum Feedback

This is for ramanaji and other Admins' consideration: X-Posting from the 'Small Arms' Thread: Too many political opinions/whines/rants by some here, often completely OT, probably making them uncomfortable. Also, over the top, blanket criticism of forces regarding procurement etc, by a small but voca...
by Kakkaji
28 Mar 2020 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1002
Views: 205945

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

From the 'Such Gup' section of today's Friday Times: Terrible times An eyewitness, travelling from Multan to a village nearby saw a grizzly sight which turned her stomach. She says there was a putrid corpse lying on the roadside, swollen and smelly, with people avoiding it by miles. She stopped at a...
by Kakkaji
26 Mar 2020 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69936

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Ramana garu I wonder why that is...... Too many political opinions/whines/rants by some here, often completely OT, probably making them uncomfortable. Also, over the top, blanket criticism of forces regarding procurement etc, by a small but vocal minority of people. Can we give any ex-mil persons w...
by Kakkaji
26 Mar 2020 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610914

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It sounds like the Gorshkov deal all over again. The older hulls must come at a discount of at least 50% from the newer builds. Otherwise the deal is not even worth pursuing. Even if you start with 50% discount, it will end up being 80% of the new sub cost after all the Russian shenanigans a la Gors...
by Kakkaji
17 Mar 2020 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656610

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

Like Bharadwaj, I also don't think exports are a good idea right now, but for a diffrent reason. Right now, 100% focus of HAL should be on building numbers for the IAF. Of course, the MoD and the IAF have to issue the orders first. But HAL's focus should be 100% on producing the LCA, and the LCH, nu...
by Kakkaji
17 Mar 2020 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656610

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

देर आये, दुरुस्त आये (Late but Great) 8)
by Kakkaji
11 Mar 2020 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421484

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Saw a report in the Dainik Jagran this morning (can't find it now) that 3 associates (with names listed) of Tahir Hussain who were seen with him on the day of riots, have been arrested by Delhi Police. Eyewitnesses have also confirmed that through out that day, Tahir Hussain was seen roaming around ...
by Kakkaji
11 Mar 2020 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421484

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

vijayk wrote:
Manish_Sharma wrote:^is Pilot married to omar Abdullah's sister OR Sindhia?



Pilot


IIRC they are divorced. Apparently our boy had a roving eye (and more :wink: )
by Kakkaji
07 Mar 2020 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1002
Views: 205945

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

suryag wrote:I believe jute was lost with 71 dismemberment


Correct
by Kakkaji
25 Feb 2020 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 586755

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

No, there was non-veg also. Was reported in TOI I think Standard fare from Rashtrapati Bhavan chef
by Kakkaji
20 Feb 2020 01:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306381

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think they are referring to political (and economic) isolationism gaining ground in the U.S. If the Chinese economy implodes, the U.S taxpayers may not be willing to subsidize the massive bailouts that would be required to support the global economy. Nor would the German taxpayers. If Chiese debts...
by Kakkaji
17 Feb 2020 05:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656610

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

February is half over now. I doubt that HAL will be able to deliver the 4 Mk1FOC by the end of fiscal year (March 31), as Indranil Saheb had said. The first one hasn't flown yet. They may end up doing an accounting gimmick by transferring 4 units on paper to the IAF by March 31st, and then taking th...
by Kakkaji
17 Feb 2020 04:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421484

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Opposition strength in Rajya Sabha to weaken further this year, Congress to lose seats NEW DELHI: The opposition strength in Rajya Sabha is set to reduce further as the Congress is expected to lose some of its seats in elections slated for later this year to fill up 68 vacancies. According to sourc...
by Kakkaji
14 Feb 2020 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306381

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

chola wrote:Actually, the wet markets look cleaner than those in Desh but we don't have the exotic critters.


Agree. I remember the meat/ fish markets in Kolkata being much dirtier, with flies all around.
by Kakkaji
06 Feb 2020 06:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4813
Views: 940624

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Government to sanction all 1.12 crore houses under PMAY by next month The government will sanction the entire 1.12 crore houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) by next month, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. “A revised demand ...
by Kakkaji
06 Feb 2020 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4451
Views: 524396

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Rural North Carolina - the redneck country? I doubt they will allow it. Some excuse will be found to deny permission.
by Kakkaji
06 Feb 2020 02:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 233
Views: 31838

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

As per news reports in Daily Jagran, the GoI has constituted a 15-member trust for construction of Ram Mandir. K Parasaran (the advocate who won the case) will head the trust. One Dalit member, one member from Nirmohi Akhara, more members from different mutts across the country. Some reps from the G...
by Kakkaji
03 Feb 2020 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656610

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

x-posting my question for the Gurus on this thread:

Any progress on adding missile jammer pods on the Mk1 (IOC and FOC)? IMHO they should not be sent into combat without them.
by Kakkaji
02 Feb 2020 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941759

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

Any progress on adding missile jammer pods on the Mk1 (IOC and FOC)? IMHO they should not be sent into combat without them?
by Kakkaji
12 Jan 2020 04:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421484

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Just watched Tanhaji. Good movie. No psec stuff. Unabashed 'Bhagwa' theme through the movie. 8)
by Kakkaji
24 Dec 2019 08:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656590

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

KJo wrote:What I don't understand is this idea of "unpopular leader". Why won't BJP hold internal elections in a state and let popular neta emerge instead of just nominating someone from Dilli?


+1
by Kakkaji
15 Nov 2019 00:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543847

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Straight Line folks also post a lot of videos on YouTube discussing local J&K issues
by Kakkaji
14 Nov 2019 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543847

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

UBji:

J&K local news site:

straightlinenews.com

Quite balanced IMHO
by Kakkaji
10 Nov 2019 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711093

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Any news about the K-4 test that was scheduled for November 8th?
by Kakkaji
03 Nov 2019 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236136

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Firepower for Indian Army: Russia may raise self-propelled air defence gun missile system deal with Rajnath Singh Speaking on condition of anonymity a top official confirmed that during the meeting with Singh, the Russian officials will urge the Indian side to re-consider its decision to sign the d...
by Kakkaji
03 Nov 2019 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2891
Views: 490972

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Customs, GST relief to give Rs 60,000-cr boost to defence NEW DELHI: India’s defence budget will be augmented by more than Rs 60,000 crore over the next five years owing to exemptions from customs duty and goods and services tax (GST) that kicked in on October 1, said people aware of the matter. Th...
by Kakkaji
28 Oct 2019 00:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656590

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Gyan wrote:When will we end our honey moon with duplicitous Chinese?


When we become powerful enough, to the point where the Chinese worry more about a conflict on the border than we do.
by Kakkaji
28 Oct 2019 00:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 586755

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

UlanBatori wrote:Why so early? I thought only the Good Die Young? (sorry! Bad taste, couldn't resist it).


He was 83 years old (b 1936)

Lived long enough.

Shekhar Gupta would be heartbroken. he considered Unevev Cohen his Guru.
by Kakkaji
28 Oct 2019 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4451
Views: 524396

Re: Understanding the US - Again

BRF Gurus' wish may yet come true: Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan: Romney-Gabbard might be just the 2020 ticket A Romney-Gabbard ticket could be based, legitimately, on decency, truthfulness and honor. They could point the American people away from the toxicity that has come to infect America...
by Kakkaji
20 Oct 2019 06:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656590

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

According to Dainik Jagran, Kamalesh Tiwari's murderers have been arrested fron Surat, Gujarat: Kamlesh Tiwari Murder: मिठाई के बिल पर लिखे मोबाइल नंबर से आरोपियों तक पहुंची गुजरात ATS, जानें उनके बारे में The box of sweets that was left at the scene of murder, was purchased in Surat, Gujarat. Gujar...
by Kakkaji
20 Oct 2019 06:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543847

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Situation Naaarmal. hardly any neuj to be found. UBji: If you want neuj, I give you some dork media neuj to vomit over: Crisis in Kashmir: Bond of silence that buys freedom Kashmir has lost not just its special status but also its azadi to speak. A bond the government is forcing detainees, includin...
by Kakkaji
19 Oct 2019 06:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543847

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Take this story with a pinch of salt, as the Telegraph is perhaps the most rabidly anti-BJP newspaper in India. The government is anticipating trouble in Kashmir. CRPF told to stock up on non-lethal munitions in Kashmir The government has asked the Central Reserve Police Force to stock up on non-le...
by Kakkaji
08 Oct 2019 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543847

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Has the Governor approved starting delimitation of constituencies in J&K yet? That needs to be done quick, so that Jammu gets better representation in the next election vis-a-vis KV.
by Kakkaji
07 Oct 2019 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607631

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Great news, if true. However, since it is from Rajat Pandit, needs to be taken with a ton of salt: IAF's Sukhois to get more advanced avionics, radars NEW DELHI: India plans to upgrade its fleet of Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets with more advanced avionics, radars and weapons to further bolster their com...
by Kakkaji
06 Oct 2019 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543847

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Qn to the J&K experts: Why do ppl FLY from Jammu to Srinagar? Fear of terrorist attack, or condition of roads? How long is the distance and the trip time? Some time back there was a big deal on an express train route opened. Isn't that a lot nicer than getting on a plane? Train route Jammu to S...
by Kakkaji
06 Oct 2019 05:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656610

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

Any news on adding SPJ to the Mk1 (20 IOC and the 20 FOC) aircraft.

IMHO if the 2 squadrons of Mk1 are deployed without SPJ, they will be vulnerable in battle.
by Kakkaji
29 Sep 2019 05:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543847

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Pakiness as usual: From YAWN: Soon after PM Imran's speech, hundreds of Kashmiris came out of their homes, shouting slogans in support of the PM late on Friday night and calling for the independence of #Kashmir. er... HOW did ppl in Oppressed Cash-More, who have Nooooooo access to any media or phon...
by Kakkaji
28 Sep 2019 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543847

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

One of most wanted Hizbul militants among three terrorists eliminated in Jammu and Kasmhir’s Ramban The terrorists, identified as Osama and his associates Zahid and Farooq, were gunned down after they tried to escape from a house where they had barged in while being chased by security forces follow...
by Kakkaji
13 Sep 2019 06:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610914

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

MoD signs contract with Russian company to modernise radar, missile systems on P-15 class ships The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday signed a contract with Russian defence company JSC Rosoboronexport to modernise the radar and missile systems that would enhance the air defence capability of th...

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