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by Kakkaji
13 Sep 2019 06:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1896
Views: 419137

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...
by Kakkaji
25 Aug 2019 04:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3153
Views: 402144

Re: Indus Water Treaty

I think the Minister was referring to the efforts to stop the water of Eastern rivers, that are allocated 100% to India under the IWT, from flowing to Pakistan. The following two projects are important, in efforts to achieve that goal: 1. The Shahpur Kandi Project, and 2. The Ujh Project Both these ...
by Kakkaji
18 Aug 2019 03:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226829

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Jaishankar, Akbar worked in tandem to defy Pak, China The decision to go and rebut the claims made by Akbaruddin’s Chinese and Pakistani counterparts, Zhang Jun and Maleeha Lodhi respectively, was triggered by his discussions with foreign minister S Jaishankar. It denoted, as a source put it, close...
by Kakkaji
15 Aug 2019 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1014
Views: 291900

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

Dileep Saab:

Any word on installing a missile jammer pod on Mk1? As the recent events showed, lack of a jammer pod will be a severe disadvantage in battle
by Kakkaji
06 Aug 2019 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579908

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Jyotiraditya’s wife is the daughter of Karan Singh, of Dogra royal clan
by Kakkaji
04 Aug 2019 21:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Make in India
Replies: 65
Views: 7787

Re: Make in India

Good action being taken on the ground: Rs 25,000 crore tenders cancelled or modified after DPIIT stepped in to promote Make in India goods Government tenders worth over Rs 25,000 crore were either cancelled or modified and re-issued after the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (...
by Kakkaji
28 Jul 2019 07:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 867
Views: 137396

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

'Joint Development' as in FGFA? :eek:
by Kakkaji
11 Jul 2019 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154233

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

If the IAF considers the SU-30MKI to be so cost effective compared to the Tejas, why don’t they just order 200 more of them, instead of looking for the MRCA?

It is only a rhetorical question
by Kakkaji
11 Jul 2019 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414019

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Both Economic Times and Jagran reporting that the army has placed an order for Spike ATGMs from Israel under emergency procurement. Economic Times also reporting that Rafael of Israel has placed $100m order on Kalyani for skins of Barak MRSAMs to be supplied to Indian armed forces Can’t post links r...
by Kakkaji
04 Jul 2019 08:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472225

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Dhawan got injured in this tournament. Don’t want to risk Rohit before the semi-final
by Kakkaji
04 Jul 2019 06:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472225

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

In my opinion, for the next match with Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma, Bumrah, and Dhoni should not play, so that they can rest, and avoid risking injury before the semi-final. In their place, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, and Kedar Jadhav should play. If the team can still win the match against Sri Lan...
by Kakkaji
01 Jul 2019 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414019

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

News in Daily Jagran about India buying Russian anti-tank missile 'strum'? for Rs 200 crores, under emergency purchases, to be fitted on MI-35 helicopters. Since it is emergency purchase, missiles to be supplied within 3 months. https://www.jagran.com/politics/national-despite-the-us-pressure-india-...
by Kakkaji
26 Jun 2019 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211894

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Ramanaji

You can get seat by seat data from the election commission of India website
by Kakkaji
30 May 2019 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 112385

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

VK Singh has taken oath

TOI website is running a good live commentary of the swearing-in ceremony
by Kakkaji
30 May 2019 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 112385

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

My hunch is that Jaishankar will get defense, not EA That would be a waste of his talents IMHO I think NaMo needs him to be the face of Indian diplomacy. He is also good at hard negotiations With Jaitley gone, Jaishankar can also fill the role of suave, smooth, English-speaking face of the cabinet
by Kakkaji
15 May 2019 02:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509982

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

ramanaji: Sorry to say this, but you have some of your facts wrong Rabindra Sarovar was a CPM crime, not Congress’ Do not be so quick to cast SS Ray as a villain. His legacy is mixed. As someone who lived through those days of violence, I will always thank him (and Ranjit Gupta - look him up on Wiki...
by Kakkaji
13 May 2019 04:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509982

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

First of all, IIRC under current law, no state can be divided without the consent (by vote) of the state assembly and then by central parliament. Even for AP, this process was followed (even though through heavy manipulation). Even if BJP had majority in both state and centre, if it passes a vote to...
by Kakkaji
12 May 2019 05:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 279963

Re: Indian Roads Thread

This is how UPA Government's sins are impacting development: NHAI tweaks strategy for Rs 3 trillion projects under Bharatmala scheme High land acquisition costs have forced the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to tweak its strategy for project implementation. The NHAI has decided to consi...
by Kakkaji
06 May 2019 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509982

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

vijayk wrote:PAPPU did not go to vote in Amethi?


He will probably vote in Delhi. Nothing unusual in that. IIRC you don’t have to be a resident of the constituency you represent
by Kakkaji
06 May 2019 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509982

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

BB EOD Report says mother and son both likely retained their seats in UP today. Rest all positive for BJP
by Kakkaji
29 Apr 2019 20:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509982

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

PP end-of-day report is out. He is confident of another term for Modi
by Kakkaji
25 Apr 2019 01:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509982

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Suraj wrote:What does prarambhik ahsaas mean ? Early feeling ? Sanskritized Hindi education doesn't really cover words like ahsaas.

The states being implied are probably ones Cong most depends on for $$.


Sanskritized word would be आभास
by Kakkaji
24 Apr 2019 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509982

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

What did the returning officer decide about Rahul Gandhi’s eligibility as a candidate in Amethi?
by Kakkaji
20 Apr 2019 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509982

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I don't what the general public thinks of them, but I have no respect for IAS/ IPS.
by Kakkaji
14 Apr 2019 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 571447

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

If we decide to build more Netras, I think the bribery taint on the previous Embraer purchase can be overcome by the GoI doing a G2G deal with the Govt of Brazil.
by Kakkaji
14 Apr 2019 08:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509982

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

My questions for the Gurus: What was the polling percentage for Baramula and Bastar? These two were 'security-challenged' constituencies in Phase 1. In TN, is there an anti-incumbency against AIADMK? Is Jayalalitha's fan-following still with AIADMK, or have her successors squandered her goodwill amo...
by Kakkaji
11 Apr 2019 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 384
Views: 95426

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Knowing Bharat Forge, they will indigenize furiously, and will do maximum value add in India.

I don’t think this order, if placed, will impact Dhanush/ ATAGS in any way. OTOH, the army will get a parallel supply of badly-needed guns

It is a win-win, if it happens
by Kakkaji
04 Apr 2019 06:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522391

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Indian Railways gets 1st indigenous 9,000 HP electric locomotive! Faster freight, passenger trains coming soon Indian Railways gets its first ‘Make in India’ 9,000 HP electric locomotive! In an engineering feat for the national transporter, the Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has rolled out Ind...
by Kakkaji
04 Apr 2019 06:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1175
Views: 231085

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Water from coal mines benefits 7 lakh people NEW DELHI: Coal has always been identified as the primary source of energy in India, fuelling 55% of power generation. But thanks to a series of policy initiatives by the Narendra Modi government, the Black Diamond industry is now also quenching thirst o...
by Kakkaji
31 Mar 2019 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 275
Views: 71436

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

My suggestion for name Vetri Vel - Victory lance Veera Vel - brave lance Both names are for Murugan's spear, our god of war. Or Netrikan - Sivan's third eye I think Vetri Vel is the name of some internal system used in Tejas. IMHO, a fighter aircraft should not be named after a spear, which is more...
by Kakkaji
31 Mar 2019 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1014
Views: 291900

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

I have a dumb question: Given that the missile jammers played such a great role in the air battle over Nowshera, are we equipping the Mk1 IOC/ FOC aircraft with this equipment, or are we going to have to wait for Mk1A for it? Without this equipment, I am afraid the IOC/ FOC squadrons will be at a di...
by Kakkaji
31 Mar 2019 08:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 275
Views: 71436

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Tejas Mk1 armed with a good radar and a high T:W ratio would make the best interceptor out there . By trying to make everyone happy and trying to do too many things one generally lands up in a situation where you cannot do at least one thing better than everyone else in the field. Does Tejas Mk1A f...
by Kakkaji
26 Mar 2019 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 384
Views: 95426

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

No, it has to be trialed and its not specifically been asked for by IA as far as I remember. Even then, it is available, it is Made in India, so why not test it, and order it if it passes the tests? We need the numbers, so we need parallel lines. One program hits some delays, and the whole procurem...
by Kakkaji
26 Mar 2019 23:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 841957

Re: Small Arms Thread

While the reliability of the AK-47 is legendary, how has the reliability of the newer AK models been in the field? I know that the AK-203 is brand new, but what about the AK models other than the AK-47 that have been in service with the Russian and other armies?
by Kakkaji
26 Mar 2019 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 384
Views: 95426

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Have they started testing the Bharat 52 from Kalyani yet? Ordering another Made in India gun from a parallel line in the Private sector will ramp up the numbers fast.

Bharat Forge ULHs also need to be tested, and then ordered if found adequate.
by Kakkaji
26 Mar 2019 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3229
Views: 478919

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Mort Walker wrote:Don't insult Gobbels. More like Baghdad Bob.


On the lines of Baghdad Bob, I can think of a couple of nickname for the ISPR Ghafoor:

1. Pindi Paindu
2. Pindi Ka Peepa ('Peepa' is the empty tin canister that is beaten with a stick to make a jarring noise.)

Which one do you guys like?

Thanks
by Kakkaji
17 Mar 2019 05:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3942
Views: 594130

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^
Why is rice on the floor and not in the pot? :-?

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