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by chola
21 May 2019 15:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2966
Views: 425382

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

So yesterday, a fellow desi analyst on the Street sent me this. All of the top five films at the China box office this weekend (ending May 19th) were non-Chinese: 1. “Detective Pikachu”, Legendary (US), cume of $70M 2. “A Dog’s Journey”, Amblin (US), opening of $11M 3. “Avengers: Endgame”, Marvel/Di...
by chola
21 May 2019 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 739
Views: 177772

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

:lol: They call their Frigates as Destroyers too. Pakistan Navy (PN) destroyers demonstrated their firepower (missile firing skills) in the North Arabian Sea during the culmination of the sea phase of Seaspark-18 exercise on Friday. https://www.dawn.com/news/1443238 LoL. Our Shivalik and future 17A...
by chola
21 May 2019 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 25694

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Our NLCA program will help device the specifications for ski jump and arrestor hook recovery by which Rafale-M and F-18E/F will be evaluated. IN won't take OEM word. It has learnt from Mig-29Ks which have severe deficiencies. There are fundamental structural issues which cannot be hidden after repe...
by chola
21 May 2019 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 739
Views: 177772

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

https://products.damen.com/en/ranges/offshore-patrol-vessel/offshore-patrol-vessel-2400 https://products.damen.com/-/media/Products/Images/Clusters-groups/Naval/Offshore-Patrol-Vessel/OPV-2400/3d-renderings/offshore_patrol_vessels.png?mw=1300 Romania? Do they even have a shoreline? That said, the d...
by chola
21 May 2019 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 673817

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

How are the Chinese building up the logistics for such a rapid fleet expansion, Fuel, stores, trained men, repairs , electronics updates etc. the more you think about it more they seem like the Imperial Japenese Navy, with similair Bushido code type exceptional superiority like the Nazis. One day u...
by chola
21 May 2019 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 673817

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Interesting tweet from a Japanese watcher on chini mass-produced AEW&C KJ-500. https://twitter.com/jpg2t785/status/1116348255980228608 mssn65 @jpg2t785 KJ-500 AEW&C機の機内の様子が公開 (link: https://jbbs.shitaraba.net/bbs/read.cgi/sports/37992/1533086155/749) jbbs.shitaraba.net/bbs/read.cgi/s… >KJ-20...
by chola
21 May 2019 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 673817

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

why exactly do they need a full size carrier mockup, that too in the open instead of inside a shed. its posturing imo. none of the carrier building nations built such a land mockup. There is not only the mock carrier but another one for their large destroyer/cruiser program. https://news.usni.org/2...
by chola
20 May 2019 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 673817

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

On the other hand ... https://twitter.com/defencealerts/status/1130364931994525696 IndianDefenceUpdates @defencealerts Video Footage : A #Chinesenavy fighter jet type JH-7 crashed during a training in Hainan province, killing both pilots. A similar crash took place in January 2018 & 2015 killing...
by chola
20 May 2019 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1484
Views: 303293

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://www.news18.com/news/auto/7-dassault-rafale-fighter-jets-make-emergency-landing-in-indonesia-2146935.html?ref=hp_ht_pos_4 7 rafale jets make emergency landing in indonesia. unable to land on carrier due to bad weather. Goes to show that having a terrestrial carrier is the best option. India ...
by chola
20 May 2019 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 673817

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://twitter.com/RupprechtDeino/status/1128983098530631680 @Rupprecht_A @RupprechtDeino Interesting artist impression of the PLAN Naval Aviation's future carrierborne AEW type, the KJ-600 (also sometimes known as the KH-600) in comparison to the JZY-01 testbed. Also shown are a dedicated COD- an...
by chola
20 May 2019 14:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2966
Views: 425382

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

It was never about Cheen being yevil communists who are targetting their minorities&running a non-democractic setup. It is and always was about them gaining power that could rival and surpass the americans. Everything else is just smoke&mirrors to hide this truth. We are a similar civilisat...
by chola
19 May 2019 15:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2966
Views: 425382

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

Interesting fear-mongering from the American far right where Unkil loses WWWIII by not being able to do the one thing that goras do best against non-goras -- kill copious amounts of turd-worlders. But the sly chinis are determine to fight a war where killing is secondary and unnecessary. lol https:/...
by chola
18 May 2019 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1484
Views: 303293

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Admiral, we have operated catapults before and can get a steam catapult up if we need to. The last Nimitz was built barely a decade ago and I doubt all that eco-sustem and institutional knowledge is lost. We had the Russians design and build the aviation complex for new Vikrant so why have the Amree...
by chola
18 May 2019 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2649
Views: 533519

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/neeraj_rajput/status/1128157004919230464 Neeraj Rajput @neeraj_rajput 'Falcon Slayers' new patch of #Srinagar based MiG21 Bison squadron of @IAF_MCC to wich belonged Wg Cdr Abhinandan who shot down Pakistani #F16 in Feb 27 dogfight 'Amraam Dodgers' too part of this batch https:/...
by chola
17 May 2019 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2777
Views: 276266

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^ UK and US are different nations but close relatives from the same civilization. One is practically a descendant of the other. It was like handing your scepter to your son. The UK had a harder time handing that off to Germany and the US fought/fight tooth and nail to keep Russia from achieving pa...
by chola
17 May 2019 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3985
Views: 602013

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Its been more then a year, since the LSP of 15 LCH was approved. Yet, we haven't seen any production variant LCH coming out. What is holding up the production? Any updates? The process of price negotiation is on, to be followed by releasing the contract. So one set of babus is negotiating against a...
by chola
17 May 2019 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 673817

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The CopyHawk is probably more relevant to India than most of the other whizzbang chini systems because they are highly deficient in high altitude helos. Work in Tibet and along our borders had to be carried out by ancient S-70Cs they bought from the US over three decades ago. https://www.janes.com/a...
by chola
17 May 2019 15:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2777
Views: 276266

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The Trump admin had already came out and said so. Cheen is the first great rival who wasn't "caucasian." Which sort of got me thinking. Technically, we are "caucasians" too. But I imagine this theory will be tested when we begin to pass them economically in three decades or so. ...
by chola
16 May 2019 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 673817

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The MRSV proposal had been around for years. It was always a call for LDPs at 20K tons. Four ships of that massive size is already a tremendous task when you consider that we onlee built (building) the one carrier greater than 7K tons. DDM, because of the inclusion of Navantia, began imagining LDHs ...
by chola
15 May 2019 16:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3985
Views: 602013

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The thing looks aggressive. It is the most menacing looking attack copter on earth, imo. Glad it is in our side. Pakis be green with envy seeing SDREs with this gear.
by chola
15 May 2019 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 673817

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Also, IN had a first hand look at the San Antonio class LPD: https://i.ibb.co/QkSynt6/8468-FC9-F-FA39-4535-A49-E-084-EDD9869-A3.jpg https://i.ibb.co/5cRvyHK/4-F80-A1-DD-0-F70-40-C3-9527-E2-FA72-BBEB55.jpg An Indian Navy UH-3H helicopter is secured to the deck of USS Anchorage (LPD-23) in the foregro...
by chola
15 May 2019 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 673817

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Singha ji, the Navy's requirements for the MRSV came directly from our experience with INS Jalashwa, ex-USN Trenton, which is a classic LPD. Saar, the Izumo class is $1.2B per unit!!! The MRSV project is $2B in total for four ships. Obviously, I want LHDs too but those are just one step below ca...
by chola
15 May 2019 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 673817

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Type 71 LPD, they have 8 launched or building. 25K tons holds up to 800 troops and 15-20 assault vehicles or 4 LCACs. Four Z-8 transport helos. https://i.ibb.co/TBNR2VS/72-D407-DA-CE99-4279-ACB3-4217-B705836-A.jpg https://i.ibb.co/fxGQnVN/8-B591060-0-F40-4-BEF-A8-E0-B302568-D412-C.jpg https://i.ibb....
by chola
15 May 2019 14:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5468
Views: 440380

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^etihad not upping the stake. They resigned after it was clear that even with etihad investment the airline wont be able to work. there are already investigations in progress about the fraudulent diversion of around 6-700 million$ by the management. $700M? Well, that is a bit more than the average...
by chola
15 May 2019 14:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2777
Views: 276266

Re: Understanding the US - Again

:D eagerly waiting for the new era of east vs west. hopefully chinis won't repeat the mistakes japs made. earlier soviets and amerikis didn't push it too far. both are made from same white cloth . let's see how far chinis go. I bet amerikis won't hesitate to do the dirty stuff. They are already rou...
by chola
15 May 2019 13:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Okay, the Sinhalese finally showed some balls. For a while I thought those miscreants had it in them to massacre hindus onlee. Mob courage is hardly balls of any kind, though I suppose there are gradations of mob courage. Any sort of retaliation takes courage when done against a religion with a tas...
by chola
15 May 2019 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1484
Views: 303293

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Getting to a CATOBAR is the main goal of the IN from what I read. Nuclear powered and EMALS were thrown about as the highest aspiration but I don't think those are strict requirements that the navy wanted as preconditions. They want a carrier at 65K tons which is a modest but properly sized vessel -...
by chola
14 May 2019 17:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2777
Views: 276266

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^ Lol. Peepul's War. A throwback to Mao. Trump's war will make them more like the Soviet Union than what they were before the tariffs war -- which was a combination of East Asian trade technocracy (Japan, SoKo and Taiwan) with a heavier central element. The first depended overly on their MIC which...
by chola
14 May 2019 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/sri-lanka-imposes-nationwide-curfew-after-anti-muslim-riots/articleshow/69311594.cms mobs ransack mosques despite nationwide curfew at night and heavy numbers of police. Okay, the Sinhalese finally showed some balls. For a while I thought those m...
by chola
14 May 2019 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4720
Views: 603954

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

As far most people int he world there is some bias against India, Pakistan track record of lies is ignored, fact that Wing Commander was paraded before media was enough for them. The Western world would rather ignore a Mig 21 shot down the F-16, otherwise there was no other reason for the Mig 21 to...
by chola
14 May 2019 14:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5468
Views: 440380

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Chini gora pilot recruitment website. Indians welcome too! http://www.chinaaviation.hk/ The highest paid and most secure jobs in the world! SICHUAN AIRLINES - A320 CAPTAINS HOME OF THE PANDA BEAR - BRING YOUR FAMILY AND ENJOY A $10 USD PER FlGHT HOUR SENIORITY BONUS INCREASE EVERY YEAR! $60,000 USD ...
by chola
14 May 2019 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1484
Views: 303293

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/IndoPac_Info/status/1126333618995908609 IndoPacific_SCS_Info @IndoPac_Info Thread: We know that BAE is in discussions with #India to provide the Q. Elizabeth carrier class to the Indian Navy. The QE design was at one point a CATOBAR carrier with catapults & arresting gear &a...
by chola
13 May 2019 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 673817

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Speaking of carriers, their Kuznetsov ripoff had its runway repaved a few weeks ago and now the takeoff, landing and foul lines are painted. The J-15 and Z-8 mock-ups are there again. https://i.ibb.co/D9DD7c2/464-A29-E5-D967-4939-B3-D9-94-F8-F3-E9-D7-F0.jpg https://i.ibb.co/yB56VY9/05-F0-D977-A892-4...
by chola
13 May 2019 13:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2777
Views: 276266

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Is Trump's calculation that blue collar jobs will shift to the US, a realistic one? Why would smart phones, colour TVs etc consumed in the US from Chinese exports relocate to US? It is unlikely to come back to the US and even the Trump administration knows it. But getting the supply chain out of Ch...
by chola
12 May 2019 16:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1484
Views: 303293

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^ LOL. One can hope. But even a broken clock is right twice a day. The MoD's refusal to accept and fund any proposals had been going on for years. Reaching out to BAE and Thales over the QE design is the Navy's initiative. The IN is planning ahead. They've had things in place for years. But when t...
by chola
12 May 2019 15:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 673817

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ CSL can repair and maintain ships up to 100K tons in their current facilities restricted by dimensions with length of 270m, I think. So construction-wise it needed to build out a larger dock in preparation for the expected 65K carrier. For example, the 65K-ton Kuznetsov class ships are 305m. CSL...
by chola
12 May 2019 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1484
Views: 303293

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^ The trim-down to 50K tons is news to me. But not unexpected due to the MoD rejecting the 65K tons CATOBAR proposal for years. At this point, I will be happy with even a STOBAR of a larger Vikrant variant. We cannot wait a decade and let the newly acquired skills and eco-system atrophy. Vikrant w...
by chola
12 May 2019 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1484
Views: 303293

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Overflight of INS Vikramaditya by formation of Rafale Ms, MiG-29Ks and an EC2 Hawkeye. Beautiful! With the trusty Sea King on deck. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6QpNiLWkAEN88Z?format=jpg&name=large Dhruvs on Vikky too!!! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6QpKeNXkAE4P8s?format=jpg&name=large
by chola
12 May 2019 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1484
Views: 303293

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Varuna. Both 45K tons carriers but the French one feels so much wider than our Russkie one. The cramped deck on our former Russian helo cruiser must exact great skills. 8x_h1kWMAkY When Vikrant is done, the margin of safety will be similar to the De Gaulle. Note the Rafale parked behind the foul lin...
by chola
11 May 2019 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 12270

Re: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019

CAS and COIN will be taken over by cheap armed drones. We are already seeing that trend from the Middle East battle grounds with the Saudis and Gulf states flying mass produced UAVs instead of precious manned fighters.

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