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by Kakkaji
30 May 2019 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92628

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: 92628

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: 469660

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: 469660

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: 266624

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: 469660

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: 469660

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: 469660

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: 469660

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: 469660

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: 469660

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: 2881
Views: 544188

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: 469660

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: 271
Views: 64263

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: 3386
Views: 474224

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 Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1174
Views: 217879

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: 233
Views: 57712

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: 762
Views: 207667

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: 233
Views: 57712

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: 271
Views: 64263

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4628
Views: 803384

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: 271
Views: 64263

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: 3040
Views: 414440

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: 3809
Views: 526811

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^
Why is rice on the floor and not in the pot? :-?
by Kakkaji
16 Mar 2019 05:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4628
Views: 803384

Re: Small Arms Thread

Is this order going to go to the OFB, or is DRDO ready to share technology with a private company for production?
by Kakkaji
16 Mar 2019 05:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 379936

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Pakistan 'surreptitiously usurped' land belonging to Kartarpur gurdwara: Officials Pakistan has "surreptitiously usurped" lands belonging to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in the name of developing a corridor for the convenience of pilgrims and objected to most of the Indian proposals for t...
by Kakkaji
16 Mar 2019 05:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555651

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Infra development, clearing backlog of defence purchases to be priorities for future: FM Arun Jaitley Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday the government's priority for the future would be infrastructure development and clearing backlog of defence procurement, among others. Development of rura...
by Kakkaji
16 Mar 2019 04:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4628
Views: 803384

Re: Small Arms Thread

Not sure if this is the appropriate thread but: Defence Ministry plans to buy 10 lakh hand grenades for combat troops NEW DELHI: At a time when tensions with Pakistan are heightened, the Defence Ministry is likely to consider a proposal to buy 10 lakh multi-mode hand grenades for the Indian Army und...
by Kakkaji
12 Mar 2019 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414440

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

The notion that the villagers are not loyal to the PA is not correct. You can hear them sloganeering as they march him down to the PA jeep. I agree. I don't think POK villagers will knowingly beat a Pakistani pilot. Even if they did not like Pakistan (which I doubt because these Mirpuris are as pro...
by Kakkaji
12 Mar 2019 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414440

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

Kakkaji wrote:
sudeepj wrote:Ji is quite common.


Agree with sudeepj. 'ji' and 'janaab' are common expressions on Paki TV. 'Huzoor' is only heard in old Bollywood Lakhnawi Muslim period movies :wink: , not in colloqial Urdu either in India or Pakistan.
by Kakkaji
12 Mar 2019 07:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414440

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

Gentle pooch: Do POKis say "JI" to Pakis? Isn't that desi/yindoo? Don't they say Hujoor or something like that? Maybe POKi polis are not as stupid as India Todin Captain Haneef? Ji is quite common. Agree with sudeepj. 'ji' and 'janaab' are common expressions on Paki TV. 'Huzoor' is only h...
by Kakkaji
11 Mar 2019 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414440

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

At 4sec in https://www.samaa.tv/video/2019/02/watch-a-kashmiri-civilian-narrates-how-he-caught-indian-pilot-abhinandan/ he says something like "chatri hawa me ghoom rahi thi... teen chatri.. ak chali gayi XXX ki tarfa.. ak hamari gau me giri hai..." What is XXX that he said? His gau is Ho...
by Kakkaji
06 Mar 2019 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4628
Views: 803384

Re: Small Arms Thread

Folks: Many of us are disappointed that indigenous designs are not being selected for INSAS replacement. I, for one, was rooting for the INSAS Mk1C (?) as it had cleared all the trials over several months, and all improvements asked by the army had been made. When the order seemed to be imminent, th...
by Kakkaji
01 Mar 2019 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642687

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Picture of Abhinandan at Wagah. I can see stadium chairs in the background. (This is for Admiral Rakesh :wink: )

https://www.jagran.com/news/national-surgical-strike-2-abhinandan-varthanam-return-live-update-lb-19002994.html?src=p1

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