Search found 4662 matches

by chola
23 Oct 2020 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4590
Views: 757176

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump has been fairly good for India though not for Indians. But he has been a complete disaster for the USA. And will not win a second term. I say this as someone who voted for him. You cannot overstate the damage he has done in allowing the chini virus to take hold and run rampant in the US. Excep...
by chola
23 Oct 2020 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386604

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

As I expected, Chinis are building new airport/airbase/ALG. It is a matter of time, before they overcome the deficiency in PLAAF numbers. You just built more airbases. Even if you deploy 1 sqd each, you just build 30-40 airbase/airports. Very doable for the Chinis. https://twitter.com/detresfa_/sta...
by chola
23 Oct 2020 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4511
Views: 1030803

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Interesting look at WS-10 on the Sino-flankers, J-10 and J-20:
Image

I followed the J-10/WS-10 as villianous companions of the LCA/Kaveri for two decades. The bad guys won here.
by chola
23 Oct 2020 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3077
Views: 759816

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1315525130160869376?s=20 ---> The Nilgiri Class use modular construction. The hull blocks are separately built & ferried to MDL. The blocks shown in green are outsourced to Shoft, Chowgule, Titagargh, etc. The blocks in blue contain sensitive equipment...
by chola
23 Oct 2020 14:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830945

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ Understood. Data might not be entirely accurate but trendlines taken over time usually are. At least that's how things work in the business world. I'm not a health expert or scientist but statistics tend to work the same way. I would say the trendlines are exceptionally good. We are on the othe ...
by chola
23 Oct 2020 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386604

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^^ Suraj ji, hopefully understanding the Taiwanese will help bring their factories from Cheen to India. The same with the Koreans and Japanese. But the unfortunate truth is these countries are the ones who built Cheen into what it is today. Without them, the PRC was actually poorer per capita than ...
by chola
23 Oct 2020 12:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830945

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I looked up the testing numbers in Spain, France, etc., and you're right, the wave there seems to be real, since the positivity fraction has risen sharply. That's definite cause for concern. In India, case counts are dropping, but not because of testing drops. The positivity fraction is dipping, al...
by chola
24 Sep 2020 12:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4511
Views: 1030803

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Pretty much an official mag. Their CATOBAR and its fixed-wing complement. https://mobile.twitter.com/RupprechtDeino/status/1308770597787389956 @Rupprecht_A @RupprechtDeino The PLAN KJ-600 carrier borne AEW together with the Type 003 aircraft carrier and J-15 & J-35 fighters on the cover of later...
by chola
24 Sep 2020 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China Meets World
Replies: 44
Views: 6075

Re: China Meets World

LOL "Sponsored by Wuhan Wet Market"

....
by chola
24 Sep 2020 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2401
Views: 513458

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Let me get this straight, we have $3B available to spend on these while the LCH and Tejas contracts are still in limbo? <SIGH> This has always been the case no? The pocket book opens wider for the brand name imported stuff. At one point we were seriously thinking of $27B for MMRCA's 126 phoren figh...
by chola
24 Sep 2020 06:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3077
Views: 759816

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^ Cool! What's the corvette and the midget sub? Class names yet or just planning stage? No name yet for the corvettes and very few technical details available from what I can find. GRSE and CSL are sharing the order (8 each). Contracts were signed last year. CSL was L1 and GRSE L2 during bidding....
by chola
24 Sep 2020 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3077
Views: 759816

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^ Cool! What's the corvette and the midget sub? Class names yet or just planning stage?
by chola
23 Sep 2020 01:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830945

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ I was hoping for the best but it unfortunately it seems too good to be true. The cases plateaued because the increase of testing went down. Worst, positivity from the tests went up. Meaning the trendlines are still up if we were continuing the same pace of testing that we were doing until the be...
by chola
22 Sep 2020 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386604

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

This is real and Cheen itself is scared stiff of the consequences. Let's see if this crop of spoiled limp-wristed little emperors will charge up a hill? lol https://www.nbcnews.com/news/china/china-tackles-masculinity-crisis-tries-stop-effeminate-boys-n703461 China Tackles 'Masculinity Crisis,' Trie...
by chola
22 Sep 2020 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083416

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^^^ Nothing is wrong with giving Indian aerospace suppliers financial relief. In fact it is a necessity to build up the local eco-system. The article made it sound like we are giving foreign suppliers financial relief!
by chola
22 Sep 2020 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4511
Views: 1030803

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Crowd sourced chini carrier tracking. lol. Peepul tracked by sat photos from the very time these carriers left port: https://mobile.twitter.com/August20190831/status/1301101141250383877 August @August20190831 2020/9/2 Probably both #Liaoning(#CV16) and #Shandong(#CV17) have left their stations on Se...
by chola
22 Sep 2020 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083416

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

HAL readies Tejas SP-22 & SP-23 fighters for first flights -Anantha Krishnan M “ The foreign supply chain is the worst hit. Since LCA-Tejas Division follows the integrator model, any supply chain disruption will bring in risk for timelines. We are working closely with our partners to tide over ...
by chola
22 Sep 2020 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386604

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^^The greatest weapons will be roads, engineers and persistence. Each day that passes without offensive action, the lines will solidify which in turn makes offensive action even more risky and less likely. It is a matter of who can build up structures to house forces in the winter and the roads to ...
by chola
22 Sep 2020 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4511
Views: 1030803

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chinis landed a JL-9G naval trainer on a carrier. They've landed what is basically a MiG-21 on a carrier. The NLCA is much more advanced but will not get any orders ... https://mobile.twitter.com/RupprechtDeino/status/1307636596754317313 @Rupprecht_A @RupprechtDeino There is some news that a JL-9G s...
by chola
22 Sep 2020 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963759

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

We have too many roadblocks and hurdles thanks to babudom,deliberate in many instances to extract money.Right now I am experiencing the same with a couple of issues. Repeated inspections to simply find the most minute infractions to justify file-shunting until moolah greases the gears. It has only ...
by chola
21 Sep 2020 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4511
Views: 1030803

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Funny but relevant: https://mobile.twitter.com/RupprechtDeino/status/1307608919896977410 @Rupprecht_A @RupprechtDeino It seems as if PLAN has found a solution to the smoke and soot problem on their Type 075 LHDs by simply painting the mast black. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EiWPJ2RX0AAEa7m?format=jp...
by chola
21 Sep 2020 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830945

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Very hard to pin this thing to the mat. Every time progress is made, the thing would flair up again. This is the same globally it seems. We might need to live with repeated waves. The realistic goal is probably not eradication, at least not in the next few years. The realistic goal is coping success...
by chola
21 Sep 2020 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386604

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Winch/ziplines operated by hand as well as electric motors are commonly used in such areas. There were a lot of them in most mountain areas few years back, not so many these days. Their use is limited by terrain. They're good enough if you just want to send something across a a gorge or up or down ...
by chola
21 Sep 2020 13:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963759

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

Before we go overboard with how the world is helping us "isolate" Cheen, let's remember the world don't give a chit about our issues or justice in general. Our trade with the chinis might be dropping but not everyone else. https://www.ft.com/content/6f65b053-af11-4fee-a0c6-43adbe3f4e00 Chi...
by chola
21 Sep 2020 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3077
Views: 759816

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^ Great story and great history. Sadly, we are letting another great piece of our history be torn down and scrapped. How can a nation the size of India not keep at least one of its original carriers as a museum? The Vikrant and Viraat gave me great pride as a child when we visited the USS Intrepid...
by chola
21 Sep 2020 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830945

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Now Chennai is the only one out of the three who is not spiking again. What is done differently here as opposed to the other two? The unlock seems the same. Chennai opened up the metro for 4.0 even earlier than Delhi. Is there was a formula that can be replicated? Delhi had halved its infections a ...
by chola
20 Sep 2020 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386604

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

@ amar_p
@Mukesh.Kumar

Not off topic at all. This is the kind of environment our jawans (and their opponents) must operate in.

Cheen is notorious as a nation of heavy smokers too.
by chola
20 Sep 2020 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386604

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Chinese do not recognise the civilians and non-civilians when they attack you. They have shown that in their attempted invasion into Vietnam. Other nations need not show them that courtesy Seriously, I wonder how they got away with this without much condemnation. The Vietnamese government claimed 1...
by chola
20 Sep 2020 15:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830945

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Extremely troubling and heartbreaking if true. I see this kind of government rejecting science and conveniently cherrypicking data in the United States which led to the disaster here. My god, the President and politicians were dismissing and contradicting of doctors at the head of American health or...
by chola
20 Sep 2020 03:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386604

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Chinis are scared sh1tless of IAF. Air raid sirens over Lhasa! Though there is a possibility it is a tactic to instill fear on the local Tibetan population. https://eurasiantimes.com/china-prepares-for-a-possible-invasion-by-indian-air-force-jets-led-by-su-30-mkis-rafales/ China Prepares For A Possi...
by chola
20 Sep 2020 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386604

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Sir you are embarrassing me. Am also a SDRE, maybe just a little more 'jazba' than sense. ... I wish that the Chinese airlift large numbers if troops from the plains. That's the best way to incapacitate your own troops. And as the age old adage says it takes more resources to care for a maimed sold...
by chola
20 Sep 2020 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386604

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Dumb question: does rapid high altitude acclimatization involve something like the bends for divers who resurface too rapidly ? In other words are there any negative physiological issues that arise from forcing rapid acclimatization in an unnatural manner ? Suraj-san both are respiratory problems b...
by chola
19 Sep 2020 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830945

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In the US, we were trending down after the really bad days in July when there were over 75K cases one day. The first week of September, there was a day where cases fell to only 25K. But with school starting for many that week, you can see the spike coming now about two weeks later. Sept 15: 36K Sept...
by chola
19 Sep 2020 15:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830945

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

As situation in TN and AP slowly improves, Karnataka,Delhi and Punjab are now reporting alarming increase in daily counts and deaths. I don't know if Karnataka's covid death numbers today is due to catching up with the backlog or if its really getting worse but the toll of 179 is an all time high f...
by chola
19 Sep 2020 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045623

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Disagree on this point. Unlike Americans, India put lives over economy. The lockdowns were more severe. This shows up in the death tolls. Given that Corona is a one-off 10X type event, I wouldn't blame any organization for slipping deadlines Then why haven't our auto industry shut down for the whol...
by chola
19 Sep 2020 01:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830945

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ It is fatigue. There is no way for a population to keep this up for months on end. Especially not for people used to great freedom like Indians, Americans and Brazilians. The ones who done best are the automatons like chinis, Koreans and other East Asians and Germans.
by chola
19 Sep 2020 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963759

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

Warships and warplanes everywhere in the Western Pacific. I've popcorn ready for quite while for this heavyweight match. Cheen never fails to disappoint by not actually fighting though. https://mobile.twitter.com/armynownet/status/1306823607478358017 ArmyNow.Net @armynownet New post: China sends two...
by chola
18 Sep 2020 23:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963759

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

sanjayc wrote:^^ Won't the builders control right of entry?


What nation would give up sovereignty? No, it'll controled by Thailand. In fact, this is probably fake news drummed by the Thais and chinis to give this legitimacy. The reality is no one but the Thais and chinis want this thing.
by chola
18 Sep 2020 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963759

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

India, US, Australia interested in building China's dream Thailand Kra Canal: A Blow to China https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/india-us-australia-interested-in-building-chinas-dream-kra-canal-project-in-thailand-report/articleshow/78180903.cms If anyone builds the Kra Canal i...
by chola
18 Sep 2020 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386604

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

IA has superior armor in T-90 compared to T-15s. It lacks in mobility, but last I checked, there is no Olympics (Tank Biathlon) for tanks going on here. Perhaps faster tank will help Chinese for faster downhill skiing. I am assuming that the flat plateau where the war will take place can handle bot...

Go to advanced search