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by ldev
27 May 2020 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2041
Views: 283643

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

Frankly if Shri Modi had ordered F16s in 2016 instead of the Rafale, Lockheed would probably have delivered 36 or 48 by now. And brar_w will probably be able to opine as to whether the Meteor can be integrated with the F-16 block 60/70? The APG-83 radar certainly has range compatibility with the Met...
by ldev
26 May 2020 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3932
Views: 718730

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Nathan Ruser ‏ @Nrg8000 Follow Follow @Nrg8000 More In the last 2 days Ajai Shukla has increased his estimate of PLA soldiers on Indian soil by 5,000. As of Friday, this was contradicted by satellite evidence. This is the current position of forces in the Galwan valley, with the LAC shown here from...
by ldev
25 May 2020 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3932
Views: 718730

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

It's more about the offensive weapon and we don't have sufficient cruise missiles in range and numbers . More over our indigenous UAV and UCAV will take years to materialize . Both cruise missiles and UAV in sufficient numbers is the need of the hour . In the opening shot they will try to knock all...
by ldev
23 May 2020 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3932
Views: 718730

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

https://twitter.com/Nrg8000/status/1264039847431254016 ..apparently its a reverse doklam... No, it is one degree worse than Doklam. In Doklam China attempted building a road in uncharted, "disputed" land and India confronted China. So the standoff was in "disputed" Bhutan land. ...
by ldev
23 May 2020 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3932
Views: 718730

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

of all people ajaishukla...and I don't buy don't kill the messenger part, he has been a snake oil peddler Fanne, I've been on this forum a long time & one the things I've realised is which journos report news & which report something else. But, an inaccuracy or falsehood on THIS scale? Also...
by ldev
23 May 2020 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2041
Views: 283643

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

2. Is producing 16 aircrafts per year for an 83 aircraft order okay? Tell them 114 aircrafts over 12 years was deemed to be okay! HAL produced and the IAF accepted the SU30 contract for 140 Ozar built aircraft from 2004 to 2018 as per the original contract. From Wiki In October 2000, a memorandum o...
by ldev
23 May 2020 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3932
Views: 718730

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

It might not be a popular opinion around here but it looks like the Chinese seem to have us exactly where they want us. Basically, they are daring us to escalate or accept the new status quo. http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-new-and-worrying-chapter-ladakh.html For the first time since the ...
by ldev
18 May 2020 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2041
Views: 283643

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

IAF to acquire 450 fighter aircraft in future, says Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/iaf-to-acquire-450-fighter-aircraft-in-future-says-air-force-chief-rks-bhadauria/593673 .......... The list of aircraft planned to be inducted by the Air Force include 36 Raf...
by ldev
16 May 2020 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2041
Views: 283643

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

From ET - Make in India push for defence Indigenistion of imported spares List of weapons/platforms to be notified for import ban Separate budget for procurement Improve autonomy, accountability in ordnance FDI limit raised from 49% to 74% Overhaul of testing systems Makes it easier for LM or Boein...
by ldev
26 Apr 2020 19:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 465
Views: 72014

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Predicting whether the Swedish model is correct or in-correct is like trying to predict the outcome of WW2 in Europe in July 1940, one month after the Dunkirk evacuation or the outcome of WW2 in the Pacific on December 31, 1941, a few weeks after Pearl Harbor. As of now 87% of deaths in Sweden are p...
by ldev
26 Apr 2020 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592910

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

You are kidding me. Are you sure this is not a misquote? Anything coming out of Trump is a “misquote” :lol: Don’t watch his briefings for any value other than for entertainment purposes. Constantly peddling rumors, lies and partisan extremism. No substance. This is what Trump was talking about, tre...
by ldev
24 Apr 2020 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592910

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Covid-19: India to get high-speed testing machines from US These look like the same Roche Cobas 8800 machines of which the US has 33. India is getting 6 from Roche in the US. From the Roche website: For blood screening and other applications that require very high throughput, the cobas® 8800 System...
by ldev
13 Apr 2020 02:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592910

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

yes convalescent serum is more accurate term. Miraculous recovery by Boris Johnson who today videotaped a message of thanks and encouragement. After watching this video it is difficult to believe that 4 days ago he was in the ICU with his life in the balance. Shows you that convalescent plasma is t...
by ldev
12 Apr 2020 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592910

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Boris had a miserable CT Chest..him getting away form such serious illness in 3-4 days has mounted speculations about what was he given in treatment. In your earlier post you had said an IL-6 blocker and plasma from a recovered patient. My doc friend has always maintained from the early days of the...
by ldev
01 Apr 2020 07:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 465
Views: 72014

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Two trillion in bailout mean shite if you cannot stop getting re-infected again and again until herd immunity. Why the market is hanging on Cheen's revival is because they are pinning hope on Cheen that the virus can be contained and that economic activity can be resumed. If Cheen can't then the ma...
by ldev
31 Mar 2020 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 465
Views: 72014

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Eventually, there'll be a lot of nations with axes to grind with Cheen. But just be prepared to see more dependency on Cheen in the short term. It is unpalatable but it is a necessary evil. Now, we can hope for karma and for Cheen to be clobbered by a second wave. Maybe good for our psyche for a da...
by ldev
31 Mar 2020 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 465
Views: 72014

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

To put some numbers in perspective: US fiscal package for coronavirus: 2 trillion. Potential future fiscal package: number is unknown Projected 2nd quarter reduction in GDP per Goldman Sachs: negative 34% i.e. a reduction of ~1.5 trillion. Projected reductions for rest of 2020: unknown This is just ...
by ldev
29 Mar 2020 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592910

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Vasant Narsasimhan, CEO, Novartis gives a good overview of the current status of different therapeutics and vaccines for the Wuhan virus. He also speaks of the status of trials with regard to anti malaria drugs such as Hydroxychloroquine.
by ldev
27 Mar 2020 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592910

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I also wonder to what degree the natural immunity that Indians have due to the environment is helping in slowing down the spread of the virus in India. e.g. growing up in India I have had malaria, measles and para-typhoid. When I visit India I eat and drink at roadside dhabas without, touch wood, an...
by ldev
27 Mar 2020 09:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592910

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The only way to have drastically curtailed the spread of this virus was to have quarantined China. But how do you quarantine China when every single Walmart or Home Depot or Bestbuy have 99% of the products on their shelves Made in China. Probably anywhere from 70%-100% of all global manufacturing c...
by ldev
27 Mar 2020 04:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592910

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Prognosis of the virus and markets by Paul Tudor Jones, Veteran Investor/Philanthropist "What a damn mess," says Paul Tudor Jones to lead off his interview as he appears on CNBC. The most challenging period lies ahead, says Jones. He expects U.S. cases to peak at about 300K-400K between A...
by ldev
23 Mar 2020 02:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592910

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Yes, it is researchers who will save the planet, doctors can only ever save individuals. And yet would anyone have posited 6 months ago that medical science and knowledge would be be powerless in the short term to prevent the world being brought down onto it's knees in the face of an unknown organi...
by ldev
23 Mar 2020 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592910

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

sanjaykumar wrote:Ah yes the day of judgement, qayamat wallahs. All I can say is: This is a good time to convert to these religions, Allah/Jesus will save you.


Lol!!

Let us see if the 2nd part of her prophesy happens i.e. that it will disappear as suddenly as it appears.
by ldev
23 Mar 2020 01:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592910

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Coronavirus is bringing a plague of dangerous doomsday predictions By John Blake, CNN Updated 10:16 AM ET, Sun March 22, 2020 (CNN) In the summer of 2008, an elderly psychic who claimed she started receiving premonitions at age 5 published a book that contained an ominous prediction. "In aroun...
by ldev
11 Mar 2020 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2041
Views: 283643

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

The quote you selected states R-27. You were talking about the R-77. Different missile. Your own words ---> "The bigger question is whether the R-77s were any good." So please decide which Russian missile it is you want to talk about ---> the R-27 or the R-77? The bottom line is, does it ...
by ldev
10 Mar 2020 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2041
Views: 283643

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

1. We don't know what was in the purchase from Russia - public reports apart, they can be misleading or disinfo. 2. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/parrikar-says-rafale-deal-gives-india-edge-over-pakistan-slams-antony-for-delay/articleshow/62002490.cms?from=mdr is the source (no m...
by ldev
10 Mar 2020 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2041
Views: 283643

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

"Indian Air Force was far superior to Pakistan Air Force during the 1999 Kargil war. Pakistan had only about 20 km range ... due to which they remained away. However, between 1999 and 2014, Pakistan, through various purchases, had acquired a capacity of 100 km (correct: 85 km) range, whereas w...
by ldev
10 Mar 2020 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592910

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Strange coincidence that all worst affected Covid19 cases are along the same Latitude 40ํ From left: France Italy Iran Wuhan S.Korea Japan Seattle Washington NewYork https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESrMBojUEAA4TbQ?format=jpg&name=900x900 Factually incorrect. Check out the latitudes. Seattle is 47N ...
by ldev
09 Mar 2020 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 465
Views: 51034

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

That's exactly the game plan of Saudi. Due to decreased demand thanks to COVID19 virus, Saudis needed production curbs and price increase. Russia didn't play ball. Now Saudis have dropped the price to a level where they will take market share away from competition. They will be able to balance thei...
by ldev
09 Mar 2020 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 465
Views: 51034

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

From the Financial Times of March 2. Maybe this is why Russia walked away from the OPEC +1 quota arrangement. Falling oil prices threaten to derail Putin’s spending promises Russia could finance its budgetary obligations for four years even with oil at $30 a barrel, Anton Siluanov, Russia’s finance ...
by ldev
09 Mar 2020 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 465
Views: 51034

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

^^^^^ This is the oil price needed for the respective national budgets to balance as both countries get a percentage of national oil sales as budget revenues. The Saudis's with their bloated welfare state is significantly more dependent on oil revenues than the Russian economy which is much more div...
by ldev
09 Mar 2020 02:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3159
Views: 304286

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Is India Losing Friends In The World? Jaishankar Responds To Criticism Over Delhi Violence In the thick of global reactions over the contentious citizenship law (CAA) and the recent violence that unleashed in Delhi, External Minister S. Jaishankar responded to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali K...
by ldev
09 Mar 2020 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2041
Views: 283643

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

Many on the forum are reading too much into one air battle (Feb 27) and even in that, the IAF certainly came out on top. All this talk about about the IAF not being able to engage the PAF fighters is because of the ROEs and the fact the PAF strike force turned back right after firing their AMRAAMs....
by ldev
09 Mar 2020 02:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2041
Views: 283643

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

Consider that Turkey which has taken delivery of the S400 has not used it in the current skirmish against Syria and is in fact asking the US to provide Patriot batteries to defend southern Turkey. The Turks haven't yet stood up any S-400 batteries. Just receiving a few elements of the S-400 system ...
by ldev
09 Mar 2020 01:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 465
Views: 51034

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Saudis Instigate Oil-Price Clash With Russia Friction between Saudi Arabia and Russia began in early February, when Prince Mohammed asked his father, King Salman, to phone Mr. Putin and to request Russia’s cooperation on new output curbs. When the king called, Mr. Putin initially wouldn’t make hims...
by ldev
08 Mar 2020 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2041
Views: 283643

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

UlanBatori wrote: ldevji. All good things come to an end, and so must I, good, bad or ugly.

Not to worry. I will fortify myself with Red Bull to keep the exhaustion at bay while I parse thorough your pingrezi posts :)
by ldev
07 Mar 2020 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2041
Views: 283643

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

F 15 EX can carry 14.5 tons compared to su 30 mki 's only 8 tons. :eek: F 15EX has airframe life of 20,000 hrs compared to MKI's 6000 hrs. :shock: F 15EX has more reliable engines with less maintenance and more life than MKI Engines. :) F 15EX has Aesa radar but MKI can only have IRBIS PESA :) . Ve...
by ldev
07 Mar 2020 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2041
Views: 283643

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

^ don't write OFF topic posts ldev, this is mrca thread I think the larger issue is what is the IAF philosophy on air defence? Soviet and Russian air defences were always biased in favor of SAMs. Western air defences are heavy on interception by fighter aircraft which require fighters and radar cov...
by ldev
07 Mar 2020 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2041
Views: 283643

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

as it has a AAM which is only good for 2/3rd of its brochure range (70 kms vs the 100 km claimed) and if it was equipped with AESA radar.... Brochuritis is also the reason why I really wonder how effective the S-400 system is? How many aircraft/incoming missiles has it actually shot down in combat ...
by ldev
05 Mar 2020 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1084
Views: 152893

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

There could be also another reason why the Turks are appeasing Pakis. Turks have eyes on Paki nukes and hoping that Pakis might share some nuke technology like they did with Iran before . Also since the Gulf Arabs are now turning to India there is a shared interest between Paki and Turki (and Irani...

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