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by khan
26 Sep 2019 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3847
Views: 633918

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

ramana wrote:Anyone plans to short the Paki rupee in FOREX markets?

As FATF deadline approaches may be a good Yindu idea to profit from their woes.

Do you know a broker dealer that allows this? Also the problem is whoever borrows has to pay the SBP interest rate of 12%/yr.
by khan
24 Sep 2019 01:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 493293

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Vips wrote:Pakistan will require 3 votes to avoid the black list which they have - China, Malaysia and Turkey.

India should think about importing $1 billion in palm oil next year.
by khan
22 Sep 2019 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 449
Views: 113353

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Sometime ago I had made the same point. There was a media report that said that AMCA development was halted/slowed down while resources were allocated towards MWF. To me, the answer to this conundrum is, if ADA has the resources to do both in parallel, then they should absolutely develop both jets. ...
by khan
06 Sep 2019 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3847
Views: 633918

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Maybe the IMF will do the math & realize they are throwing good money in after bad & let TSP go down the toilet unless TSP cuts military spending by 90% (which is the real problem).

They can dress it up with euphemisms like “right sizing” the military.
by khan
05 Sep 2019 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 306
Views: 52003

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

My understanding is engines are like microchips - very hard to build cutting edge versions of these, but the cutting edge is available in the open market. The real value add comes with using these engines/microchips in the final product - i.e. the integration & customization part of it. If there...
by khan
05 Sep 2019 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 306
Views: 52003

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Agree with Jay, but they need to work their “butts off”, this lack of resources for AMCA so people can work on LCA is deeply concerning.
by khan
05 Sep 2019 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 306
Views: 52003

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Agree with both Cy & Jay that getting the AMCA done is a necessary step. However, even most optimistically, it will not be inducted until 2030 at the earliest. In 2030 6th generation highly sophisticated stealthy Chinese UCAV’s will be working in tandem with stealth 5th generation birds & th...
by khan
05 Sep 2019 05:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 306
Views: 52003

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Regarding lateness, I am not doing comparison to US, I am doing comparison to China.
by khan
05 Sep 2019 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 100044

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

The sub essentially. Thanks, that's great, both are Indian. I wonder what degree( if any) of foreign assistance was needed. Maybe none! It's still a bit foggy about how much Russian technical help was rendered for the Arihant. Even after a decade since it was launched. Let’s not get carried away he...
by khan
02 Sep 2019 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 526220

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Thank you Sir for your comments, then it would make sense for the IAf to keep these aircraft in places like Srinagar, Pathankot, Awantipura, Suratgarg etc. While M-2000, Mig-29 and Su-30 MKI can do CAP, these aircraft can be on ORP readiness. Tom Coopers account makes greater sense now, PAF did not...
by khan
02 Sep 2019 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 306
Views: 52003

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

IMO this plane is 5-10 years too late & just like LCA, it will turn out to be just as unsuitable for the realities of 2040 as the LCA is turning out to be for today’s realities. Particularly distressing to me: 1. AMCA was put on hold while people were asked to focus on LCA? Why didn’t they add m...
by khan
02 Sep 2019 20:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 928
Views: 161821

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

The key to Afghan peace lies in Porkistan and Bharat is the only country that can tie them down and eventually neutralize. The only reason Porkis could project power in Afghanistan was because of resources and stable environment guaranteed by Unkil, Saudis and Cheen. They had Unkil by the balls. Th...
by khan
29 Aug 2019 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 493293

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Parasu wrote:It is irritating to hear that India will take back PoK.
Imho, taking back PoK doesnt give us anything. It does not give us access to Afghanistan, most importantly.




I thought there was a part of North West POK that touched Afghanistan?
by khan
28 Aug 2019 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 493293

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

I was actually thinking about IWT today & IMO there is no need to abrogate it for many reasons: 1. Even if India abrogated today, it would take 7-10 years to build the dams to make this effective. Might as well build first. 2. IWT takes away from Pakistan the argument that they need Cashmere for...
by khan
28 Aug 2019 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526995

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

How much will the next tranche of Rafale cost? Even if it is say 1.5 x MKI, it might be worth it if it has 2 x capability or capability that the MKI doesn't have. IIRC, the first tranche contained a lot of one time infrastructure costs, that will be amortized over a larger number of airframes. Assu...
by khan
28 Aug 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526995

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

Cybaru wrote:It makes sense to add 36-54 more raffies and no more. This talk of 200 and all is just plain wasteful.

The point I am trying to make is, if the cost for additional Rafale is comparable to the cost of additional MKI’s, doesn’t it make sense to keep an open mind & get the better plane?
by khan
28 Aug 2019 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526995

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

How much will the next tranche of Rafale cost?

Even if it is say 1.5 x MKI, it might be worth it if it has 2 x capability or capability that the MKI doesn't have.

IIRC, the first tranche contained a lot of one time infrastructure costs, that will be amortized over a larger number of airframes.
by khan
27 Aug 2019 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 572072

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

baba banaras has really got under the skin of the pakis...now he reporting capture of some 4 PA posts... !!! He has since clarified that the pakistanis vacated the post and fled, and they are unmanned, that IA is not manning them IA needs to booby trap the hell out of those posts. Make the body cou...
by khan
27 Aug 2019 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 493293

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Wonder how long it will take for “Ms Marvel” to go into hiding to save herself from her honor killing family. Serious concern. Hope she goes into hiding quickly & doesn’t stick around or visit TSP after.
by khan
27 Aug 2019 12:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3064
Views: 421915

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Also worth pointing out, that Imran Khan himself has said that he is done talking to India :rotfl: “Talks” with Pakistan are always fine, they will send some bureaucrat to have chai biscoot. To the Pakistani’s, “bilateral” talks with Modi’s India are like going into a dark room with someone who has ...
by khan
25 Aug 2019 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 107
Views: 22268

Re: India-France news

If true , For this big order to be confirmed France would have to offer something very substantial as a quid pro quo. I disagree. france does not have to offer anything substantial. any leverage that india had at the negotiating table ended when it ordered 36 planes. india is now semi stuck in a da...
by khan
25 Aug 2019 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 419226

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

40 million per plane is a more than fair price where IAF & GOI have footed the R&D bill & all HAL has to do is assembly.
by khan
25 Aug 2019 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 40004

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Gyan wrote:Air India, NTC are PSUs

How did it help?

GOI can privatize them at any time. They just need to make the decision (hope they do it soon). At the very least, now there is transparency into how much they are costing the taxpayer,
by khan
24 Aug 2019 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 40004

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

JayS wrote:GOI considering converting OFBs to DPSUs. Half hearted attempt to reform..?

https://twitter.com/DefProdnIndia/statu ... 4474721280

You can’t sell/privatize anything w/o a Profit/Loss statement or incorporating it into a legal entity.

IMO this could be viewed as a first step.
by khan
24 Aug 2019 07:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 419226

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

How long will the delay be for AAR to get certified? I saw something to indirectly indicate that it was around 4 months (12 planes/year instead of 16).

To me 4 month delay to make sure 80+ LCA’s have AAR is worth it.
by khan
24 Aug 2019 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 493293

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Pakistani actor and notable PTI youthiya uvacha... And these people have the temerity to accuse SRK and Priyanka Chopra! Hamza Ali Abbasi ‏ Verified account @iamhamzaabbasi Follow Follow @iamhamzaabbasi More Just like Nazis/Hitler, the only language Modi/RSS understand is FORCE. If nothing else wor...
by khan
24 Aug 2019 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 419226

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

Pardon my ignorance, but isn’t FOC supposed to be the final configuration & shouldn’t it gave A2A refueling?
by khan
23 Aug 2019 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526995

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

The era of light fighters in the IAF force mix seems to have passed, judging by IAFs actions itself. They have limited the LCA to 123 aircraft (40 Mk1, 83 Mk1A) - literally equal to the number of Bisons when the order was placed. Rest, its all MMRCA. This. The LCA was needed from the 1080’s to 2000...
by khan
23 Aug 2019 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3064
Views: 421915

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

IMO - this whole thing was a process. The corruption & delegitimization of the Valley parties & separatists was a necessary precondition for the bloodless 370 abrogation - otherwise they would have become martyrs. It’s east to bash IB & previous govts for paying these people off, but the...
by khan
21 Aug 2019 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 572072

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Saw on Twitter TSP Senate member wanted to know how many Rats were exterminated & was told this was sensitive info. Guess there is a limit to the casualties they can quietly take & we are seeing it. Can we know the senator's name so we can also check the tweet I’ll keep an eye out for it. I...
by khan
21 Aug 2019 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 572072

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Saw on Twitter TSP Senate member wanted to know how many Rats were exterminated & was told this was sensitive info.

Guess there is a limit to the casualties they can quietly take & we are seeing it.
by khan
20 Aug 2019 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 572072

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

They = TSPA.

Some fake crisis on the loc to attract more international attention is the only card they have left.

This UN road-show & Trump tweeting will on encourage them. They now feel like people are paying attention & maybe if they just up the ante a little bit...
by khan
20 Aug 2019 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 572072

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

There are pics of movement in Rawalpindi on Twitter of heavy artillery (M-109paladin), looks like they are deploying their strike core. IMHO it took more time to deploy for them since I thought they are quick to deploy, I believe since Bajwa has been given extension he plans some misadventure. As s...
by khan
20 Aug 2019 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 572072

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^ thank you saar - didn’t know about Chota Sailkot.
by khan
19 Aug 2019 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3676
Views: 798764

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

Jags and Mirage have the capability of low level flying which is very useful in the mountains. Given 3/4 of our border with Pak & China is mountain valleys, it is a useful capability. Jags and Mirage can fly through Himalayan valleys and pop up on Tibet without warning. The Balakot strike also ...
by khan
19 Aug 2019 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 572072

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

And later he writes this https://twitter.com/davanala/status/1163155049587122176?s=21 The GoC 8th Inf Div, Maj General Yousuf Jamal was on a visit to forward troops. He checked the preparedness and morale of the Army. Little did he know that he was painted b the Indian Army since Sialkot. We know e...
by khan
19 Aug 2019 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 493293

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Sonugn wrote:So Bajwa got himself a three year extension as army chief.

Great news! This means there will be no course correction for 3 more years, Pakistan will continue to circle the toilet & god willing might even be sucked down the drain.
by khan
18 Aug 2019 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 493293

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^ Both DR & Peru are UNSC members, which is why he is doing this.
by khan
17 Aug 2019 20:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3064
Views: 421915

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

It's mostly pro-us posters who are claiming that russians supported pakis. We atleast observed how their mo works for some time. putin makes a pro-indian decision and their media goes entirely in different direction. It's very confusing to know who is doing what. Our best bet is going with what act...

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