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by ldev
01 Apr 2020 07:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 90
Views: 11178

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: 90
Views: 11178

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: 90
Views: 11178

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: 4511
Views: 332652

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: 4511
Views: 332652

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: 4511
Views: 332652

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: 4511
Views: 332652

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: 4511
Views: 332652

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: 4511
Views: 332652

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: 4511
Views: 332652

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: 1773
Views: 246753

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: 1773
Views: 246753

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: 1773
Views: 246753

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: 4511
Views: 332652

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: 456
Views: 45195

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: 456
Views: 45195

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: 456
Views: 45195

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: 3149
Views: 295755

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: 1773
Views: 246753

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: 1773
Views: 246753

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: 456
Views: 45195

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: 1773
Views: 246753

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: 1773
Views: 246753

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: 1773
Views: 246753

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: 1773
Views: 246753

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: 1061
Views: 139549

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...
by ldev
05 Mar 2020 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1061
Views: 139549

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

The Kemalist's beef with India is that India took part in the Galipoli attack against them, even if used as cannon fodder by the British and it is the nationalist spirit within them which responded. The troops which participated in Galipoli came from all of Indian subcontinent including Pakis. But ...
by ldev
05 Mar 2020 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246753

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

Besides, Snu-T-Bredators on MIL-Forum will strike if I use Pingreji here. :P :rotfl: But seriously, I totally agree with this: OTOH, the PAF strike was (or should have been) no surprise . That they did not get stopped before lobbing bombs into a Brigade HQ, is pretty alarming (We were all too loyal...
by ldev
05 Mar 2020 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246753

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

UlanBatori wrote:^^Karan, glad to hear .......
.......Sorry again to post what I see as the truth.

Deep appreciation for a good post without the pinglish. Otherwise I used to glance over your posts without reading them because trying to decipher them with the pinglish is exhausting....
by ldev
05 Mar 2020 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246753

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

Yes, I agree with this article, the biggest assets of the F-15 are: It is an Air Force fighter with all the kinetic performance that the IAF loves, it is not a sluggish navy fighter like the F-18. It is not the F-16/21 (a PAF hand me down). The USAF has ordered 144 of them. It can carry an extra ord...
by ldev
05 Mar 2020 02:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1061
Views: 139549

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

India's fight should be with Erdogan and his AKP Party not with the general Turkish population. That country is deeply divided down the middle with roughly 50% of the population completely against Erdogan's Islamic agenda. The last mayoral elections went against the AKP. But there is no point in kn...
by ldev
04 Mar 2020 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1061
Views: 139549

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

India's fight should be with Erdogan and his AKP Party not with the general Turkish population. That country is deeply divided down the middle with roughly 50% of the population completely against Erdogan's Islamic agenda. The last mayoral elections went against the AKP. But there is no point in kne...
by ldev
01 Mar 2020 17:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12251
Views: 1031736

Re: Levant crisis - III

A CNN article from way back in February 2017 which details the effects on the war fighting capability of the Turkish armed forces as somewhere about a total of 130,000 Government employees including large sections of the armed forces, specially senior officers and pilots were either imprisoned or fi...
by ldev
29 Feb 2020 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332652

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Could someone post a similar graphic of Death Rate by Age in a normal February due to HumanAgingVirus (H1A1V1)? My understanding is that ppl above 80 tend to die of old age a lot more frequently than ppl in their 20s. In fact that chart looked pretty-much like the GUESS Normalized Population Death ...
by ldev
29 Feb 2020 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332652

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Coronavirus: What are the chances of dying? Estimated actual infection rates vs reported/catologued cases, China and globally. So if China is reporting 75,000-80,000 people as infected, according to this study, what they are counting are only the severely infected and dead. The actual number of inf...
by ldev
29 Feb 2020 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246753

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

There’s space for using force for retaliation without fear of conflict: IAF Chief The biggest learning from the air engagement that followed the day after the Balakot (where Wing Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 was shot down), the air chief said was the loss of a significant technological edge ov...
by ldev
27 Feb 2020 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332652

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If it can be conclusively proven that the virus was engineered by China and got out of control, I think class action lawyers outside China should sue the pants off China for all deaths, hospitalizations and general economic mayhem caused by this virus outbreak. China has more than enough assets outs...
by ldev
24 Feb 2020 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332652

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

How long can the coronavirus last on surfaces China's central bank is taking steps to deep clean and even destroy its cash out of fears that the new coronavirus can survive on the surface of money and potentially spread, according to CNN. But how long can the new coronavirus linger on surfaces, any...
by ldev
24 Feb 2020 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332652

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think China dragging out the permission for the C17 flight is because of: 1. The ban on export of face masks and gloves. Not that it going to may a major impact on supplies within China but the symbolism. 2. More important IMO is the GOI's virtually blanket ban on anybody from China or any other n...
by ldev
23 Feb 2020 03:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587428

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Grandest welcome,but the Donald still whines about being treated badly by us. Simply tactics to get a better deal or does he truly believe it? In my opinion,we're overdoing the welcome for the visit,as if we are a loyal lackey.A warm welcome is great,but we should retain our dignity. So in years pa...

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