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by chola
21 Jun 2018 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4266
Views: 688224

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^^^ The overarching problem to all this is that the Kaveri is a lab experiment and not an industrial project. When an US, Rus or Chini project fails there is always a backup plan from the industry. The chini WS-15 slated for their uber J-20 is blowing up during tests but they have a bunch of WS-10 v...
by chola
21 Jun 2018 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2356
Views: 379896

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Oh come on , you did like my idea of the F-18 for about 2 minutes. but jokes aside I was looking at structure of air wings on board aircraft carriers. Vishaal must become a reality. EMALS comes first before a nuclear powered carrier, IMHO. I would move the Mig-29s over to Vikrant and Vishaal and Vi...
by chola
21 Jun 2018 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4266
Views: 688224

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Chaiwall told Paanwalla that there was no funding however work was going on silently but the funding was severely cut off. There are people who slogged for years on Kaveri against multiple odds(Example - you want a particular alloy - no company will do it for a small run and the babu's will not pay...
by chola
21 Jun 2018 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2356
Views: 379896

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Eh, we always say that and then a few years later they are floating the stupid thing in the IOR. Their stuff are at the very least functional and in numbers so they can salami slice. And unless we go to war, we can’t take advantage of quality and crew training. The chinis have perfected SRE (Short ...
by chola
20 Jun 2018 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4266
Views: 688224

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Is this something that we necessarily need Gromov's help with? Would a used Boeing 747 serve the purpose? Or is it really the Gromov/TSAGI expertise that we need? The flying test bed is chock full of instruments and has the safety of three other engines. And to build a flying test bed for one engin...
by chola
20 Jun 2018 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4266
Views: 688224

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Is this something that we necessarily need Gromov's help with? Would a used Boeing 747 serve the purpose? Or is it really the Gromov/TSAGI expertise that we need? I would say we need an institution like Gromov who specializes in teaching engines. Not sure just having a spare 747 around would give u...
by chola
20 Jun 2018 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4266
Views: 688224

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Crossposting from chini mil thread on the flying testbed that sexy Natasha sold the PRC but not us. Now China have self-developed inhouse quad engine platforms like Y20 xian for testing their engines, they don't even need services of IL76 testbed anymore. Actually, they are using the IL-76 as we spe...
by chola
20 Jun 2018 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2356
Views: 379896

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China’s new aircraft carrier is in for repairs — and its project manager faces corruption charges https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/chinas-new-aircraft-carrier-is-in-for-repairs-and-its-project-manager-faces-corruption-charges/news-story/eac2ace7ca80874faec5c395e43638a8?utm_con...
by chola
15 Jun 2018 19:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1579
Views: 227557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Forget about unhappy billionaires and rules and taxes blah blah. Trump has just punched the Lizard in nose with the first big opening shot of a massive trade war. The US tariffs and the soon-to-come Chinese retaliation on the US companies operating in Cheen will send the multinationals scurrying fro...
by chola
15 Jun 2018 18:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1036
Views: 89282

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Trade war is on! No turning turning back this time. For those of you who thinks China is playing Unkil over NoKo? Trump got the chinis to pressure Fatty Kim into the Singapore meeting by delaying the tariffs. Once they had direct communications with the NKoreans, he punches the lizard in the nose wi...
by chola
15 Jun 2018 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2356
Views: 379896

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Ok no more d1ck measuring with ships. I’ll move onto comparing the size of balls with aircraft . . . But you know, if Cheen had stayed Maoist and shitpoor like they were in the 1970s then we would have been happy being shitpoor along with them. When they took off in the 1980s they took us with them ...
by chola
14 Jun 2018 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 8585

Re: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion

Globally, the oil market is tightly balanced with demand continuing to rise while supplies are not keeping pace. US oil and gas production is constrained by pipeline capacity restrictions. There are limits to how far we can play the US oil card. As far playing the US card in a larger geopolitical c...
by chola
14 Jun 2018 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 228206

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

I think it has mostly to do with 1) IAF reportedly panning its stealth capability and future maintenance costs http://amp.timeinc.net/thedrive/the-war-zone/15327/india-might-finally-terminate-their-stealth-fighter-program-with-russia?source=dam years of squabbling over the program, usually character...
by chola
14 Jun 2018 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249277

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Indian Air Force Doesn’t Plan to Add More Sukhoi 30 MKI in its Inventory Sources of government told Mail Today, “The Russians along with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), which assembles the planes in India, have offered to sell 40 more of these planes to the Air Force but the Air Force does...
by chola
14 Jun 2018 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2356
Views: 379896

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1005011107826679810 ---> China is cranking out destroyers - 19 DDGs in six years, or an average of just over three a year. We can barely produce 1 in 3 yrs. This Is What a Real Naval Buildup Looks Like https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a210...
by chola
13 Jun 2018 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2356
Views: 379896

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

@Singha, that was inspiring. Though Germany is as far away from Cheen as possible. The former is among the greatest TFTA warrior races if not the greatest, the latter builds a lot of stuff but eats lots of rice and mainly shopkeeps, typical SRE. Bollywood is number ONE in China’s box office this wee...
by chola
13 Jun 2018 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 8585

Re: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion

India should embark on pax-indica by teaching the malis an unforgettable lesson. It could be a naval blockade or regime change, slow or fast but the result has to be visible. Pax anything depends on building lots of infrastructure and controlling the levels of trade. It means having a printing pres...
by chola
12 Jun 2018 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4720
Views: 717569

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Pratyush wrote:When is the imrh due for first flight.


Very optimistic this one.
by chola
12 Jun 2018 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4720
Views: 717569

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

IAC-1 Vikrant May-2018. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rzLEed2YK1Y/Wxz3cm_v-PI/AAAAAAAATxY/PH5kxX1whbEq8-dstiWbdodFXNxSx8YLwCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/vikrant%2B15%2Bmay2.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AJ5IyIfecl0/Wxz3aMIiuHI/AAAAAAAATxQ/NZy0ZJwXl_UBzuJacSf89dFjC3SYsTD_wCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/vikrant%2Bfront%2B15%2Bmay....
by chola
10 Jun 2018 09:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204062

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

No. A victory by India over Cheen forestalls an Amreeki-Chini war (and subsequent regime change) because an Indian victory would remove Cheen as a peer competitor to the US . It would change the status quo in Asia and the world . The preponderance of forces in our favor means only one outcome in a ...
by chola
10 Jun 2018 08:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 8585

Re: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion

Modi in Qingdao just as Akhsay Kumar is opening across 5000 screens in chini megaplexes as the “Toilet Hero.” Toilet:EPK is actually the number two film in China this weekend. Not the best pairing when the PM is in Cheen (on purpose?) but the cultural impact is clear. https://cdn.bollywoodbubble.com...
by chola
10 Jun 2018 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2565
Views: 461336

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Nothing wrong with buying blueprints. It was actually very smart. Why rebuild the wheel? What is important is that we acquired the technology and became self sufficient. This is TOT in its truest sense, not CKDs and SKDs. Very smart indeed. We could scavenge Ukraine for a lot more in aerospace. ISR...
by chola
09 Jun 2018 16:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204062

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

War is never a solution to anything and those esp with your neighbours., its a problem looking for one . The idea of power is to ensure security and prosperity for a nation and its citizens. I agree but Cheen was asking for a fight over Doklam and we should have obliged when we had 20-to-1 advantag...
by chola
09 Jun 2018 16:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 368
Views: 39707

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Want to build out your aircraft industry? Make your carriers buy domestic planes by the hundreds. https://reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1IY0G3 China's HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets Reuters Cheen’s first attempt at a large aircraft in the 1970’s the Y-10 is moved to Comac’s Pudon...
by chola
09 Jun 2018 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204062

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

Why it is important for us to fight Cheen before Unkil does When the US does go to war with Cheen it will end with the annihilation of the PLA and a regime change and we will gain nothing from it. Resources from the US and all its allies will go into rebuilding a democratic China in its image, thin...
by chola
08 Jun 2018 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204062

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

Unkils MNCs has already poured enough resources into China to make it the next superpower Yes but not nearly enough to put Cheen’s $16K per capita income PPP anywhere near that of S Korea ($39K), Japan ($42K) or Taiwan ($49K) which are par for course for East Asian free states. Once the US rebuilds...
by chola
08 Jun 2018 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204062

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

Why it is important for us to fight Cheen before Unkil does When the US does go to war with Cheen it will end with the annihilation of the PLA and a regime change and we will gain nothing from it. Resources from the US and all its allies will go into rebuilding a democratic China in its image, thin...
by chola
08 Jun 2018 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204062

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

Cross-posting from International Naval thread: How we missed a massive opportunity at Doklam We missed a great opportunity at Doklam. The chinis were asking us to fight them when we held overwhelming (upwards of 15 or 20 to 1) advantages in men and aircraft along the entire border. It was the perfec...
by chola
08 Jun 2018 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3083
Views: 370220

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Austin wrote:How did we miss the great opportunity at Doklam ?


By not obliging the PRC’s offer for a nice war and a historic victory on the borders that would have changed Asia’s hierarchy in our lifetime. I’ll take this to the Lizard Defanged and Neutered thread if anyone is interested.
by chola
08 Jun 2018 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3083
Views: 370220

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Just saying how it is. We missed a great opportunity at Doklam against a nation of shopkeepers and factory workers. When the US does go to war with Cheen it will end with the annihilation of the PLA and a regime change and we will gain nothing from it. Resources from the US and all its allies will g...
by chola
08 Jun 2018 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3083
Views: 370220

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Cheen is not a warrior nation. The United States is. https://amp.businessinsider.com/retiring-chinese-general-reveals-chinas-greatest-military-weakness-2018-6 China's People's Liberation Army Gen. He Lei, one of the more hawkish voices asserting Beijing's absolute rights to the South China Sea, made...
by chola
07 Jun 2018 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249277

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

The Chinese are good at reverse engineering the Harbin Z-9, a copy of the French AS.365 Dauphin and Z-10 is exact replica of U.S. Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk and Apache lookalike there are many systems that look like Western Russian system No. 1) The Z-9 and Z-8 were well-recorded ToT from the French...
by chola
07 Jun 2018 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3083
Views: 370220

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

The chinese are not utterly stupid nor have the ignored threats from the US over the past few years. Now when do you think will Massa stop the talking and do the actual walking. Hell at least our boys have warm and friendly one on one wrestling matches now and then with them. I don't think I will n...
by chola
07 Jun 2018 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2356
Views: 379896

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ That looks like the berths and docks for the destroyers. You can see at least five destroyers (possibly 7) with three Type 052Ds berthed for fitting and two 055s being constructed in the large drydock. There are the makings of two more DDGs in the section immediately in front of the 055s. The do...
by chola
07 Jun 2018 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2356
Views: 379896

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Intel tweet from French chini watcher: https://twitter.com/HenriKenhmann/status/1004412965905301504 Components for the third Chinese carrier are being assembled in a shed in Shanghai. https://i.imgur.com/ylNHVai.png We’ll probably see the carrier in drydock by end of year or next. Then two or three ...
by chola
07 Jun 2018 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2356
Views: 379896

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Overwhelming firepower even against opponents such as Cheen (or Russia.) This is what a real Super Power does. Never underestimate an opponent always overestimate. Use a twenty-pound warhammer instead of your thumb to crush an ant on the off chance it has superpowers.
by chola
07 Jun 2018 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3083
Views: 370220

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

I don’t think it is empty. Telling them point blank that the US Navy and Marines have the capability and indeed a history of taking down heavily defended islands is a threat backed by muscle and intention. The chinis would be stupid to ignore it. That said, Cheen is not a warrior people but a mercan...
by chola
06 Jun 2018 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2356
Views: 379896

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China just showed it has a new 'Dark Sword' fighter jet — and it's a nightmare for the US What a bullshit, clickbait title. :rotfl: Not an American fanboy, but the idea that a vague photo of a mockup of a plane in a Chinese workshop means that they have eclipsed the aviation prowess of a country th...
by chola
05 Jun 2018 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 99
Views: 7095

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Whose fault is it that the stupid Russkies needed US dollars from us onlee? All would be no problem if they accepted rupees. They can use that to buy our rice and then sell to the chinis who eat lots of rice. If you want to use Western hard currency then don’t do stuff like invading Ukraine. IT has...
by chola
05 Jun 2018 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 99
Views: 7095

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Whose fault is it that the stupid Russkies needed US dollars from us onlee? All would be no problem if they accepted rupees. They can use that to buy our rice and then sell to the chinis who eat lots of rice.

If you want to use Western hard currency then don’t do stuff like invading Ukraine.

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