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by Kakkaji
12 Oct 2020 06:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 648
Views: 127928

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Prof Ashok Gulati's take on the Farm Bills: From Plate to Plough: MSP in the age of surplus Having analysed the MSP business over decades, let me say clearly that the regime was the creation of the era of scarcity in the mid-1960s. Indian agriculture has, since then, turned the corner from scarcity ...
by Kakkaji
30 Sep 2020 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204642

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

How do we make this a common question that a commoner asks of a man who comes to asks for his vote ? +1, certain problems are only solvable by the customers. In this case the voters themselves. The education of voters need to be increased about the various issues. MIC need to be distributed across ...
by Kakkaji
12 Sep 2020 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544065

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Adani's defence subsidiary acquires 51% stake in PLR Systems NEW DELHI: Adani Enterprises NSE -0.77 % on Friday said its arm Adani Land Defence Systems and Technologies Ltd has acquired 51 per cent stake in PLR Systems Private Ltd. PLR Systems was incorporated in 2013 and is engaged in manufacturin...
by Kakkaji
22 Aug 2020 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1459
Views: 279230

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The possibility of funds being found for buying F-18's for the Navy right now is remote. This has nothing to do with any changes from our side. This is just Boeing making sure their product has already demonstrated the required performance if it ever comes to that (not just for IN but other possibl...
by Kakkaji
28 Jun 2020 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961927

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

Investors in talks with firms to diversify China exposure in supply chain, funding BENGALURU: India’s investor community has begun conversations with companies to diversify their China exposure and search for alternatives, whether it is for production and supply chain or fundraising, four people aw...
by Kakkaji
26 Jun 2020 05:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

Deans sir, apologies in advance if you have already answered this question, is your book available in unkil land? Also name/details for the book please? I love to read on paperbacks, is the book available as hard copy? Thanks in advance for providing the info. https://www.amazon.com/2022-Indias-two...
by Kakkaji
26 Jun 2020 03:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

Hero of Galwan valley 23 years old Gurtej Singh of 3rd Punjab Ghatat Platoon killed 12 chinese soldiers by himself. https://theeasternlink.com/the-supreme-hero-of-galwan/?fbclid=IwAR2lvSMlLCd7kICSLee5zMfCl95WOsyTw-tHkZZU7GV0CNrce6vR6ceTT64 Bajwa Ji, Tej of Guru's Khalsa, Purja-purja kat mare kabhu ...
by Kakkaji
20 Jun 2020 05:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

I would summarize as: ⋅ India will have to fight China, not for pride but for practical reasons ⋅ This crisis has resulted in Indian public opinion turning against China even more ⋅ It has therefore increased the probability of India preparing for this war seriously as...
by Kakkaji
08 Jun 2020 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082704

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

^^

But why can’t jammer pods be installed now on IOC/ EOC aircraft. It with provide some protection, as compared to none currently, against incoming missiles.

IIRC there was no jammer pod on Abhinandan’s Bison
by Kakkaji
06 Jun 2020 07:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082704

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

Indranil ji:

Any news on installing SPJ on Mk1 IOC & FOC?

I wouldn’t want to send them in battle without it

Thx in advance
by Kakkaji
09 May 2020 05:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544065

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Second set of airfield modernization contract signed Ministry of Defence inks Rs 1,200 cr contract to boost electronics sector The ministry of defence on Friday signed a Rs 1,200-crore contract with Tata Power (strategic engineering division), or TPSED, for modernising 37 air bases belonging to the ...
by Kakkaji
25 Apr 2020 05:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1892
Views: 455541

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

^ I remind fellow BRFites of tactical blunders in 1971. I recently read that 12 Corps Southern Command under Gen.Bewoor had actually captured 15,000 + sq.km of territory in Western front, aided in no small measure by raids from Brig.Bhawni Singh of 10 Para and Brig.Desmond Hayde of 3 Jat (in 19...
by Kakkaji
25 Apr 2020 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1085
Views: 216117

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

kit wrote:Also a sub like Kilo is deadly in the hands of a well-trained crew !.. hats off to them !..shows war is not just about technology., but the people who man them


So, why not just buy/ build new Kilos (not abndoned junk), and scrap the Project 75I altogether?
by Kakkaji
25 Apr 2020 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1085
Views: 216117

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Amid COVID-19 situation, Defence forces asked to put on hold their acquisition processes https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/amid-covid-19-situation-defence-forces-asked-to-put-on-hold-their-acquisition-processes20200423124935/ When the Covid 19 passes, just replace the "Covid 19...
by Kakkaji
19 Apr 2020 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827174

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

rsingh wrote:I am hospitalised for pre-transplant tests. So I had to go through mandatory COVID-19 tests. Just got -ive result. What a relief.


Good luck Sir! Get well soon!
by Kakkaji
18 Apr 2020 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1892
Views: 455541

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

By getting loan pakis are celebrating as if they won world cup. That is because they know they will never pay back the loan. A loan to Pakistan is as good as a grant. It is the same mentality I have seen in Pakistanis when they obtain a tourist visa to one of the developed countries. They celebrate...
by Kakkaji
18 Apr 2020 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1892
Views: 455541

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

PoK residents urge India to send food amid shortages NEW DELHI: Residents of parts of PoK have appealed to the Indian government to send food via Rajouri and Jammu due to acute shortage of food in the region. No medical facilities are available in parts of PoK. Besides a bag of 20 kg flour which wa...
by Kakkaji
06 Apr 2020 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 686184

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Also, all the descendents of refugees from PoK that came in 1947, will qualify as domicile, under the rules just announced. KPs who left the state in 1990, and their descendents should also qualify under the new rules. Not to forget - Are women who grew up in J&K but married outside the state, n...
by Kakkaji
28 Mar 2020 06:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1017
Views: 94670

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: 1892
Views: 455541

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: 841
Views: 176230

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: 3040
Views: 754582

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: 3623
Views: 1082704

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: 3623
Views: 1082704

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: 7985
Views: 1059780

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: 7985
Views: 1059780

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: 1892
Views: 455541

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: 4571
Views: 754999

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: 7664
Views: 827174

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: 3623
Views: 1082704

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: 7985
Views: 1059780

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: 7664
Views: 827174

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: 5546
Views: 1176189

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: 5327
Views: 705048

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: 454
Views: 66155

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: 3623
Views: 1082704

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: 4971
Views: 1213360

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: 7985
Views: 1059780

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: 6664
Views: 757360

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?


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