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by chola
15 Jun 2019 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3067
Views: 446966

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

^^^ Even if we get Cheen to back down we'll still get clobbered by the other 15 members. If the US feels raped by NAFTA what do you think will happen to us in this thing? I'm a free marketer by heart (my job more or less demands it.) But I also know that Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Cheen, etc. got to wher...
by chola
15 Jun 2019 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327521

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Cross posting from the chini mil thread: Their shipbuilding techniques are simply superb. At times more interesting than the ships themselves. This is a Dalian dry dock on May 9th with two Type 052Ds ready for launch near the mouth and a Type 055 and another Type 052D behind a retaining wall. Four d...
by chola
15 Jun 2019 13:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Their shipbuilding techniques are simply superb. At times more interesting than the ships themselves. This is a Dalian dry dock on May 9th with two Type 052Ds ready for launch near the mouth and a Type 055 and another Type 052D behind a retaining wall. Four destroyers in one dock. Mixed types too. h...
by chola
15 Jun 2019 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Manu ji, all I can say is I thank Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva that I live in a time where most men are expected to mate. Yikes!
by chola
14 Jun 2019 16:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 97
Views: 10278

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

I hope this one turns out to be something! The way things fizzled out at NoKo and Doklam after providing such exciting rhetoric of fireworks were kind of letdowns.
by chola
14 Jun 2019 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327521

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

we need a couple of private shipyards tasked and funded with orders to take up the large numbers of fleet support vessels we will need even to secure the area between NZ and SA. oilers, supply ships, survey ships, submarine tenders, missile tracking ships (HSL made 1).... hyundai shipyards pohang c...
by chola
14 Jun 2019 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Yes, maybe in two or three decades from now. But that pales to the gray zone/no war policy Cheen is pursuing NOW. They basically took over a sea larger than the size of India without firing a shot by flooding it with ships and aircraft from their MIC. But if someone is able to maneuver them into...
by chola
14 Jun 2019 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327521

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Why do you think we need the Turks to build us these ships when we are already building an aircraft carrier at that size and when the largest warship the Turks built was smaller? Am I missing something here? Why do we need the Turks as partners? It seems to me this is something we can build on our ...
by chola
14 Jun 2019 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/12/opinion/little-fresh-meat-china.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage xinhua criticizes the sissy pants new era mens culture. asks all to be real men. LOL. Shrieking and makeup. Velly gay. An article posted on the WeChat account of a major Commu...
by chola
13 Jun 2019 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300769

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

^^^ Nothing to do with Cheen. It is all Airbus. The management is Airbus. The planning and work schemes are Airbus. The lines are the same at other Airbus completion centers. All the profits (from cheaper chini labor and chini sourced parts) go to Airbus. Everything in short is Airbus. Cheen has oth...
by chola
12 Jun 2019 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300769

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

The reason I looked at the AN-132 almost exclusively is because I feel that the size and technology level is in our sweet spot. The chances of it being on-time and successful would be very high. Though I love the size of the AN-70, it might be a bit more we can chew with our first bite at a large ai...
by chola
10 Jun 2019 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3613
Views: 442238

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

some more from NAL website. https://www.nal.res.in/medias/latest_update/big/109/tamllca01.jpg SUCCESSFUL COMMERCIALISATION OF COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY https://www.nal.res.in/en/latestupdate?ar_id=150 So was the composite material developed with Tata? Or Tata was just the manufacturer?
by chola
10 Jun 2019 13:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5482
Views: 450536

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Bah! We should do sari and choli no matter where we fly. A little bare midriff will not kill them.

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by chola
10 Jun 2019 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Good observations, Singha ji. They plan things out long term and on massive scale. Plan and build. In the chini watchers community, the building and preparation parts are even more fascinating than the hardware themselves. So a while back, satellites first picked up likely modules for their 003 ...
by chola
10 Jun 2019 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300769

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Anything from the UKR is going to be a risk as the country is politically v.unstable. There is every possibility of another uprising in the future to remove the embedded oligarchs who took over from the earlier pro- Ru regime. With Ukraine, we are not looking at long term support. We are looking at...
by chola
10 Jun 2019 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ I don't why we find the cuisine of Cheen that strange. They are a rice eating race like us after all. After you get past the dog and cat parts of the menu, they are just a little different onlee.
by chola
10 Jun 2019 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2895
Views: 295214

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^ Unkil will force Cheen into a fight over HK and Taiwan in the next decade. Cheen will try to avoid fight but retain control over HK and Taiwan. PRC controls survival of both with trade (and in the case HK, water and food as well.) War will result in an easy Amreeki win. No war means Cheen will i...
by chola
08 Jun 2019 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300769

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/forget-about-chinas-stealth-fighter-or-aircraft-carriers-plane-america-needs-worry-about the Y-20 took IP that china had purchased from ukraine of the An-70 (and probably as many engineers that antonov could send) and adopted the C17 style tail. Its developmen...
by chola
07 Jun 2019 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300769

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

^^^ Interesting!
by chola
07 Jun 2019 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327521

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Why do we actually need them, Tsarkar ji? The air wing of an aircraft carrier is a huge guzzler of fuel. Adding gas turbined escorts like destroyers and frigates and their ASW helicopters, the need for fuel is increased significantly. During my time (1996), INS Viraat + Air Wing + 3 escorts burnt R...
by chola
07 Jun 2019 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Cheen launching their 8th LPD. And here comes their LHD. https://mobile.twitter.com/RickJoe_PLART/status/1136817262503968769 Rick Joe @RickJoe_PLART Image of HDZH, showing flooded dry dock in process of launching 071 no. 8 Note the half complete 075 hull next to it. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8bJR...
by chola
07 Jun 2019 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Lol. A warning? Pretty weak. For a commie state, wouldn't it be easier to simply block all travel to the US and create massive issues in the Amreeki industries of tourism (chinis are largest overseas spenders) and education (chinis are largest overseas student body)? No because that would clobbe...
by chola
07 Jun 2019 16:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327521

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

While Turkey had earlier supplied MKEK UBGL for Tavor rifles to India, they've become a fundamentalist nation under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan They've built a 16,500 ton tanker for Pakistan https://quwa.org/2018/04/12/pakistan-navy-fleet-tanker-completes-first-survey-in-the-indian-ocean/ The IN Fincantie...
by chola
07 Jun 2019 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300769

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

If Saras had been a bigger aircraft, it could have been plugged into this requirement. Ultimately, you need to do it yourself. This is not a high end fighter that has to pass stringent requirements. India should have attempted something based on its experience with AN-12/26, C-130, Avro HS 748. Thi...
by chola
06 Jun 2019 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

@chola I am very familiar with the An-12s. the IAF An-32 officers were elated when the An-12s retired because the engines were used as a big repository for spares with the 32s. Hence why they soldiered on so well. I think its a good time to discuss transport options for the future IAF. Might move t...
by chola
06 Jun 2019 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3613
Views: 442238

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

I know that very well but what is the point in having two aircrafts with the same capabilities? when we will have 55 C-295 why invest again in An-132 which doesn't bring any new capability instead we should bargain for better tot with airbus for the bigger order. Also some of the requirement of An-...
by chola
06 Jun 2019 13:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Shared some thoughts about the war fighting experiences of the PLA Twitter Link Blog Link Despite the shiny toys, the Chinese Emperor’s Army is Naked! I guess they know it too, ‘coz their aim seems to be to somehow win without fighting. And they just might succeed in doing so, atleast in the South ...
by chola
05 Jun 2019 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3613
Views: 442238

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

^^^ The AN-178 was never offered for partnership or else I would have jumped all over it. It seems Antonov wanted to keep that one as its own but the AN-132 was explicitly offered. Saar, the C-295s are to replace the 55 or so Avros. We still have 100 old AN-32s. I think half of the AN-32s were "...
by chola
05 Jun 2019 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This "making on their own " is actually BS if you look at their levels of tech at that time. It had to do with the hundreds of ex Soviet scientists who came to work for them and quite a few settled in. The Chinese backbone of capability for reverse engineering is mainly due to them Saar, ...
by chola
05 Jun 2019 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327521

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

in the past we got these made by fincantieri. no harm in getting them made locally as the article states under help from whoever can deliver it quick and reasonable cost. spain, greece, south korea, italy, norway and now turkey seems to be good in shipbuiding. spain and norway tend to build the hug...
by chola
05 Jun 2019 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1098
Views: 164873

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^^ I love the C-295 but since it is Airbus' we will never be able to do much more than local contracting for it. Meaning no exports, no variants, non real transfer of tech. Ukraine is in dire strait and from what I read, Saudi Arabia would have been to produce the AN-132 without a cap in numbers an...
by chola
05 Jun 2019 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2895
Views: 295214

Re: Understanding the US - Again

DT is an ethnic German. In fact, the US white population has more German than English for ethnic origin. Irish comes in third. Cholaji, DT is not ethnic German. He is American. If you cannot speak Punjabi, you are not a Punjabi. If you cannot speak Bengali, you are not a Bengali. You could say that...
by chola
05 Jun 2019 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

That is a gorgeous bird. Well done to them for reverse engineering or whatever they did. They now own a platform. A decent sized story that has increased their confidence enough to build a C17 IL76 hybrid. We will need to head down to the path ourself now that MRTA had failed with Russians We flew ...
by chola
05 Jun 2019 05:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1098
Views: 164873

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^^ We've been flying them for decades. Our models have none of the new instrumentation updated on the AN-132. The reason might be because of Saudis' maneuvering with Russia. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190429-ukraine-suspends-joint-venture-with-saudi-arabia-to-build-an-132-aircraft/amp/ Obs...
by chola
05 Jun 2019 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Should be pretty cheap if they suck. Imagine the chaos if we patrol the borders with Pakiland or even Cheen with them. lol

Be interesting to see who buys them. Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE or Unkil -- if we don't?
by chola
04 Jun 2019 14:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2895
Views: 295214

Re: Understanding the US - Again

ramana wrote:Gautam, Very good synopsis of German status in Europe.
Seeing all that why does DT want Germany to spend more on military?


DT is an ethnic German. In fact, the US white population has more German than English for ethnic origin. Irish comes in third.
by chola
04 Jun 2019 14:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1098
Views: 164873

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

This is the latest development of the chini AN-24 ripoff. the MA700. uoR2Z5C5frw Seems like the AN-24/32 is a pretty robust and reliable design. We flew and are still flying large numbers of AN-32s. Very versatile too as the chinis had made their copies into PLAAF transports, AWACS testbeds, maritim...
by chola
04 Jun 2019 13:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692526

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

They are pumping out Y-20s in large volumes at Xian. There had been no (known) new contracts for D-30Ks from Russia. The WS-20 is not in mass production yet so the speculation has it that the air frames are powered by the WS-18 which is either a rip-off or more likely a local licensed version of the...
by chola
02 Jun 2019 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327521

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Argentina had the balls to send one of the Chinese Fishing Trawlers to bottom of the ocean. I am amazed to see the audacity of Chinese !! They have been stealing fishes thousands of miles away from their home... !! More audacious Cheen has responded to the sinking if their fishing boats by offering...
by chola
02 Jun 2019 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2270
Views: 319040

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

rgosain: I’m afraid you’ve misinterpreted my post . I did not argue that we don’t have to retaliate to every US action . I always advocate immediate retaliation in trade wars to maintain or enhance balance of power . What I tried to say in the post is that the impact of GSP on India in 2019 is rath...

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