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by chola
15 Oct 2018 16:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1848
Views: 231409

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Business has to be done with practical approach and mutual benefit. India has huge benefit of trade and service surplus with USA of almost USD 100 Billion dollars. USA knows it. Our trade deficit is primarily due to oil, gold and Chinese crap. We should go out of way to give unilateral benefits to ...
by chola
14 Oct 2018 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 530
Views: 60517

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

how many military airbases does singapore have - I see only 2 on google maps west of changi apt. tengah AFB and payah lebar AFB. they have dozens of HAS and hangers in grids to house their 150-200 fixed wings and then helos. they will need some place to disperse if cheen picks a fight.....even if P...
by chola
14 Oct 2018 16:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1848
Views: 231409

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

To start off with, India was never colonized by the United States so throwing in Bhabha and the offensive sepoy tag made no real sense. Two, looking at situations pragmatically and accessing with a cool head is not just “submitting” to someone’s else wishes. Unkil is in the pole position right now....
by chola
14 Oct 2018 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 530
Views: 60517

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Belgian Air Force F-16 destroyed by fire during maintenance – Collateral damage on second F-16 ...a technician was working on an F-16 when he accidentally activated the six-barrels 20mm Vulcan M61A-1 cannon of that F-16. The cannon was loaded and some bullets hit another F-16AM (FA-128). That aircr...
by chola
13 Oct 2018 16:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1848
Views: 231409

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Prasadji, everyone is out to get everyone else in this world. Hedging with poor stocks like Iran and Russia is not hedging at all. It is akin to hedging against blue chips with junk bonds. It is taking on unnecessary risks with little upside to give an illusion of balance. And I already wrote about...
by chola
13 Oct 2018 14:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1848
Views: 231409

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Chola, We are not fighting just Winnie the Pooh. Everybody is out to get us. Just because Winnie is next door doesn't discount threat from others or them trying to gain an advantage from us citing the big bad bear. Tomorrow if the Chinese play nice n do taqqiyaa by burying the MIC program and Democ...
by chola
13 Oct 2018 13:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

HOW THE US FORCED CHINA TO QUIT STEALING—USING A CHINESE SPY Longish article but talks of how China leapfrogged to making its latest stealth plane and C17 ripoff We like to disparage Cheen as a Xerox copier. But the reason they are half-way successful while the rest of the turd world is mired in ae...
by chola
13 Oct 2018 13:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1848
Views: 231409

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India's decision on buying oil from Iran, defence system from Iran, defence system from Russia not helpful: US Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/66179293.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst Outrageous hypocrisy. F*ck these people, s...
by chola
12 Oct 2018 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I think he was referring to china punishing india scenario. when you cannot thrash the #1, why not beat up the next biggest enemy? We can only hope that happens. Because never mind our superiority in gori equipment and training, we own MASSIVE and OVERWHELMING numerical advantages across the whole ...
by chola
11 Oct 2018 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1848
Views: 231409

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Given that Putin has him by is b@lls he will do nothing. In fact he might give engine tech to India freely. :) He will punish Russia (and us) just to show that the Russkies DON’T have him by his balls. Come on, the guy is single-handedly punching the Dragon silly. Maybe he has a soft spot for desis...
by chola
11 Oct 2018 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Could be just 50-cent BS. But a lot of their ‘20 rumors turned out real — J-20, Y-20, Z-20. In general, nearly all of their recent rumors turn out legit from the second stealth fighter FC-31 to their carriers and new destroyers. Their propaganda department slow leak to create an audience. If rum...
by chola
10 Oct 2018 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Apparently these are from Southern theatre. https://3w.huanqiu.com/a/f5c445/7GRsvRCcnPG?agt=8 Google translated the page, using Chrome. Namji, you’re right. It also said J-10B instead of J-10C. And nothing about the 131st just “some air brigade.” I blame the tweeter! Actually, the chini watchers co...
by chola
10 Oct 2018 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 936
Views: 115294

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

I agree with the ambassador. Time for India to openly tell US, they need to source from Indian manufacturers and in turn we will buy more American oil and weapons. Also slap duty on Chinese dumping. This way we have offset impact of US trade war. The US doesn’t need us or anyone else to do anything...
by chola
10 Oct 2018 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Their Western Command is very large in area. So yes Namji, not necessarily in Tibet. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Theater_Command https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f9/Map_of_Western_Theatre_of_PLA.svg/800px-Map_of_Western_Theatre_of_PLA.svg.png
by chola
10 Oct 2018 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Intels: https://twitter.com/dafengcao/status/1049841696991719424 The AG600, their big arse seaplane, just made its maiden flight from water. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpHJdCwU8AA2h58.jpg https://twitter.com/dafengcao/status/1049652072646369280 Their latest J-10C variant operating with the 131st Ai...
by chola
09 Oct 2018 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

We already have the sam systems to shred them. We aint yemen When neighbour buys a bmw invest in a good dog to piss against its wheels at night LOL. I like this and the tramp steamer quip, GD. You are a joy to read. The thing to remember about their drone industry is the availability of engines lik...
by chola
09 Oct 2018 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China may not be there yet but this would be a good start. The ECM pods associated wit Russian flankers are wingtip mounted EA pods primarily used for escort duties. Besides technical and engineering challenges, the most challenging part of EW/EA community is to develop the right tactics, and to tr...
by chola
09 Oct 2018 07:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 936
Views: 115294

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

These internal needs will take some cash away from Naval buildup Cpec obor infa spends When they say they gonna pump money in, they going to pump it into their military and other such R&D activity. Where else would it go. They have enough roads, bridges and empty apartment blocks. I doubt they ...
by chola
08 Oct 2018 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

um wingtip ecm pods are gardenia, sorbstya etc are std on all russian flankers. that does NOT indicate any special growlah prowlah role. what one should look for is powerful pylon jammers and sensors using ram air turbines to generate some or all of own power. and a large number of additional anten...
by chola
08 Oct 2018 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

quid pro quo with ilyushin - help us implement the stolen c17 design drawings and we will keep you well fed. Russia trusts China far less than it trusts the US. Chinis played both sides of the Roos/Ukraine divide to great benefits. http://en.people.cn/business/n3/2017/0920/c90778-9271205.html China...
by chola
08 Oct 2018 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Intel: https://mobile.twitter.com/dafengcao/status/1049098425508061184 Interesting to see J-15's mockup aboard 002 CV featuring wingtip ECM pods to simulate the dimension of J-15 EW a/c, which suggests J-15 EW a/c will take a role in 002 CV's air wing. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Do8lcguUYAER1x1.jpg...
by chola
05 Oct 2018 17:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2275
Views: 279228

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

Somehow, The more ones looks at China, the more they are behaving like pre 1945 Japan. It is matter of time before they attack one of thier weaker neighbours and then think they can take on the USA. Cheen looks nothing like 1945 Japan which was a TFTA warrior nation. Cheen is a short rice-eating no...
by chola
05 Oct 2018 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 53903

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

The entire trump in the china shop facade is a ruse to lull countries like china into a false sense of security with his "buffoonery". He looks like he is slowly shaping up to be one of the most decisive US presidents in recent memory, crude but very effective in trade situations as well ...
by chola
04 Oct 2018 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

28th infantry div, veterans of the hedgerow fighting in normandie march through paris in battle gear in show of force. they marched right through paris and were back in action. 1st army, lead by omar bradley in person. probably patton reported to him. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/t...
by chola
03 Oct 2018 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

And here we go: https://twitter.com/nktpnd/status/1047195727808647170 Amreeki AB DDG on left, chini Type 052C on right. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dohi9mrU4AAyrZd.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dohi9e8VAAAudNo.jpg Pretty close. Yah. Tweets say it is the USS Decatur(DDG 73) and PLANS Lanzhou (170.)
by chola
02 Oct 2018 16:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1570
Views: 132401

Re: Understanding the US - Again

USA does seem to have got anything out of new NAFTA deal. Was Trump too desperate to close a deal to prevent all out war with all the economic partners? The US got everything it wanted from the new NAFTA deal. https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/10/02/new-nafta-deal-trump-team-can-now-focus-ire-on-china-...
by chola
02 Oct 2018 15:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

NDTV WASHINGTON: A Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer -- forcing it to change course -- in an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter as the US vessel was in contested waters in the South China Sea, an official said Monday. The USS Decatur guided-missile destroyer ...
by chola
02 Oct 2018 08:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4485
Views: 749014

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Question: Have we achieve higher thrust, if Kaveri is made bigger than it's current form? If yes, why are we putting ourselves in a difficult position of having to create a engine in TFTA F404 form factor & efficiency? What's wrong in having a bigger , less efficient engine? works fine for Russ...
by chola
02 Oct 2018 07:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1570
Views: 132401

Re: Understanding the US - Again

This is the United States in a nutshell: competition is to be embraced as a challenge. Cheen is providing the bogeyman the US sorely wanted since the collapse of USSR. And the US is not taking no for an answer. The chinis are literally shitting in their pants talking about “cooperation” when the US ...
by chola
01 Oct 2018 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

On chini induction, the Y-20 really takes the cake. First flight by Xian in 2013. Induction into PLAAF in 2016. Now being packed with Peepul’s Airborne troopers and shat out the other end in big numbers. A margin of safety with four engines I guess. But obviously this can’t be a fully vetted out air...
by chola
01 Oct 2018 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

to really test and prove its combined arms capability china will need to find and fight a colonial war in africa against some "rebels" to defend some "regime" which is allied to peking. preferably a unstable coastal state like sudan or eritrea. this would permit deploying everyt...
by chola
30 Sep 2018 16:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1570
Views: 132401

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Trump is a racist. This is wrong! This is a perception democrats and the media supporting democrats managed to create in others' mind. Ever since Trump announced in plan for contesting election, he repeatedly tweeted about his opposition to illegal immigration. Entire media dropped the illegal part...
by chola
30 Sep 2018 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

That J-10B in front of the J-20 is another example. It first flew in 1998. Induction in 2006. It was the first FBW aircraft Cheen ever made and it performed like their first with prototypes and LSPs crashing left and right. Now they are in their hundreds and into their “C” variant with TVC testbeds...
by chola
30 Sep 2018 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This induction drama is nonsense. The first flight of J20 was in 2011 and within 7 years they inducted their first 5 gen jet? with absolute 0 history of designing a stealth aircraft. Su57 first flew in 2010 yet to be inducted. F22 took 9 years to do first "induction" from first flight. Ra...
by chola
30 Sep 2018 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522501

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The crux of the issue is those last three tweets. Payments for 40 is not enough to convince suppliers to invest in capital equipment to ramp up output of parts which in turn makes them expensive being small batch orders. The GOI/IAF needs to confirm large orders and set aside a budget so the suppli...
by chola
28 Sep 2018 16:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522501

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1044840721956704256 ---> Besides the 40 Mk-1 (already ordered) + 83 Mk-1A (tender stage) figure, the IAF has also given a written commitment to procuring some 201 Mk-2s if that variant materializes. But do note, that even today only 40 Tejas MK-I are on 'firm' or...
by chola
28 Sep 2018 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

An operational J-20A. The chini watchers community collect the serials of every major type ever pictured. In front is a J-10B. https://mobile.twitter.com/RupprechtDeino/status/1045348080869146625 @RupprechtDeino · 17h Seventh J-20 assigned to the 176th Brigade confirmed https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D...
by chola
28 Sep 2018 07:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Russia to China: You Shouldn't Have Stolen Our Jet Fighter https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russia-china-you-shouldnt-have-stolen-our-jet-fighter-32037 https://nationalinterest.org/sites/default/files/styles/desktop__1486_x_614/public/main_images/J-15_03.jpg?itok=Z9P5M3m2 Peter crying wolf. C...
by chola
25 Sep 2018 15:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2275
Views: 279228

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

I have always been fan of chinese hyperbole, but this one beats all past https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/business/china-talks-impossible-with-a-us-knife-to-beijings-neck/articleshow/65944571.cms So finally they admit they have a knife to their neck There is no knife to neck ...
by chola
25 Sep 2018 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2849
Views: 470704

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Intel tweets: An-12 ripoffs, Y-8 and its Y-9 follow-on. A jack-of-all-trades made in many variants for over four decades: transport, MPA/ASW, AEW. https://twitter.com/Defence_blog/status/1043946206379028481 Kazakhstan receives first Y-8 military transport aircraft from China https://pbs.twimg.com/me...

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