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by Picklu
21 Sep 2019 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244867

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Feasibility of getting PoK is a secondary consideration tactically. The PoK talk has put TSP on a strategic defensive and unable to react. Any reaction destroys their screwed up economy. I think this is the first offensive step we have taken in a long while. Next should be IWT. So all the noise TSP...
by Picklu
20 Sep 2019 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244867

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

We can not build the dams and infrastructure to divert the water without abrogating the IWT first. Check what happened in the past for ullar barrage and tulbul navigational project. Even the already built suice gates have been ordered to be closed due to the treaty commitments. . in case India abro...
by Picklu
20 Sep 2019 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220845

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The first step of judicial reform would be to collect and publish metrics to public online for every court official. Till the time we do not have the conviction ratio, the avg number of cases handled, avg time for judgement etc for every judge, the result won't improve beyond a point. My own court c...
by Picklu
20 Sep 2019 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244867

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

It was well known to be denied but still permissions were asked. In the last couple of days, more than once, action of Pakistan has been mentioned as NOT NORMAL . Keep the wordings in mind. I think ground is being prepared to declare Indus Water Treaty null and void as situation is not normal . Rep...
by Picklu
19 Sep 2019 01:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244867

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

There is a method, It looks like Terroristan is also being casted as Abnormalistan https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/modi-us-trip-india-pakistan-plane-airspace-1600420-2019-09-18 "India regretted Pakistan's decision to deny overflight clearance for the VVIP special flight and said, We regr...
by Picklu
19 Sep 2019 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220845

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

they are trying to delay judgement until the change of command. the next seems like a more likely bet for their side, seeing his "comments" on the "evidence" being produced by the anxious ones. The bad comments are from Chandrachud while next in command would be Bobde. Both are ...
by Picklu
17 Sep 2019 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3767
Views: 503395

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

So, at this point, i do not want any fancy drone, wall penetrating radar, wire mounted camera and corner shot weapon. Improved BPJ, helmet and enhanced protection for limbs in case of CQB is all I ask for. However, I have a doubt that alone will solve the problem and the reason for my apprehension ...
by Picklu
16 Sep 2019 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3767
Views: 503395

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

I have been reading about the casualties that the IA has taken - especially its SF elements, and I have to say despite the "IA knows best" blowback which is invariably the case whenever anyone even moderately attempts to point out lacunae in IA etc, there is a clear case to be made for th...
by Picklu
16 Sep 2019 02:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684937

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

For a developing country, the most useful industry is construction as it employs the max number of lower skill employee. DeMo landed a crushing blow to the working part of indian construction industry i.e. real estate. The other part, infra development, were already in comma due to the environment a...
by Picklu
16 Sep 2019 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220845

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

....... You mentioned seeing lines for PUC. However, this is not the first time event at least in Gujarat. So if they translated in something meaningful, then why are we here back happy about non first time event. Why did it not translate into a next step last time people lined up for it? The last ...
by Picklu
15 Sep 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576315

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

If it was on me, i would give a strict instruction to MoD to start accounting for indigenisation based on deep indian value add strictly in cost terms; all other measures viz num of components, systems etc hide the criticality and also allows the shenanigans like mazgaon importing some of the scorpi...
by Picklu
15 Sep 2019 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576315

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

In all these force multiplier and harsh realities of fighting 2 front war talk, the other part of real politic is being missed. When you have half a trillion dollar foreign currency reserve and a economic growth rate of close to 8% (undoubtedly in top 3 global), do you expect any foreign vendor not ...
by Picklu
14 Sep 2019 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220845

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For traffic rules compliance to increase in india, the below 2 things need to happen a. automated ticketing based on traffic camera and speed gun etc this was implemented in few cross sections of HYD abt 8 yrs ago. i got a nice letter in the mail with a picture asking me to pay the fine. i got a si...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576315

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Well you need MoD, IAF & MoF to sit down at one table, list out a 5 year acquisition schedule and hash out what MoF will let you buy. Talking past each other will not work. But this needs leadership. MoF will let you buy only 25% of what you ask. That's given. And true globally for all time. Bu...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576315

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

We on the other hand, sent Abhi on a 40 year old Mig21 without frequency hopping radio to face latest upgraded F16. Every time the paki ******** post the his bloodied face with "tea is fine" message, "khadi gram udyog", "mig21++", "3 legged cheetah" are the o...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220845

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For traffic rules compliance to increase in india, the below 2 things need to happen a. automated ticketing based on traffic camera and speed gun etc b. unavoidable collection system like deducting the money directly from the aadhaar linked bank account etc When a single constable is trying to cut c...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576315

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Sorry, i might have missed that post from brar, would be glad if someone points to it. Just to be clear, i do not want the whole wedgetail, just the boeing plan with the balance beam radome on it. The sensor suit and the operators stations comes straight from CABS*. There will be some effort on int...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576315

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

They were likely repaired. PAF had roun the clock AWACS deployment on the 27th and earlier. We on the other hand, sent Abhi on a 40 year old Mig21 without frequency hopping radio to face latest upgraded F16. Every time the paki ******** post the his bloodied face with "tea is fine" messag...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576315

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

^^^if tsarkarji is correct, then why not simply order more platforms at reasonablle rates from emb itself..saves everyone pain? if govt can coast the rafale issue then this would be easier...with modi at helm there would be much more acceptance of this Banned on bribary charge hence no-go from poli...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576315

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Brar has been over why the Wedgetail won't work. But whole heatedly agree with your broader point picklu! Sorry, i might have missed that post from brar, would be glad if someone points to it. Just to be clear, i do not want the whole wedgetail, just the boeing plan with the balance beam radome on ...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576315

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

At this point, just get the wedgetail platform from boeing, certify the CABS sensor suit on it and induct them. The least disruptive path. But no, we have to get the best of the breed custom bespoke globally unique solution and then pay through our noses after decades delay due to single vendor situ...
by Picklu
08 Sep 2019 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1686
Views: 429486

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is exactly how desi programs are starved of orders. There is always a better product in the horizon. I wonder why such logics are not employed with foreign equipments. I mean 5th gen is on the horizon so why IAF ordered so many Su30MKI? Armata is in horizon so why so many t-90? The bottom line...
by Picklu
08 Sep 2019 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1686
Views: 429486

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There are two programs in the pipeline: Akash NG and QRSAM. So no point adding lot of Akash, when these two programs are coming up. Let's face it, Akash NG/QRSAM with modern AESA radar and better systems, versus Akash.. it becomes a no-brainier. This is exactly how desi programs are starved of orde...
by Picklu
08 Sep 2019 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 704430

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Exactly my point admiral, i do not see any reason why for IAF and IA other than not getting solely dependent on French Engine. I could have understood if navy had argued in the favour of double engine for the sake of safety. But IA & IAF, really????? Actually Picklu, I am wrong in a sense. Whil...
by Picklu
08 Sep 2019 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11128

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

That problem has always been there with OFB gear, and still persists. BEL made gear, ECIL, Brahmos..all have a much better standard. OFB issues are not going to disappear without huge overhaul of entire workforce structure and investment in infra. Just a matter of time; already OFB got the marching...
by Picklu
08 Sep 2019 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214848

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^Picklu Saar. Vishnu Som and Ballava Pagla, same-same - no difference. Your statement here: Vishnu Som, Shiv Aroor - all get our goat at the first disagreement with majority view. Pallava is getting it now is absolutely wrong and untrue. I would just recommend reading posts above yours to understan...
by Picklu
08 Sep 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214848

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

No Pallav Bagla needs to pay for his arrogance He should be shadow banned by ISRO and GoI for an extended period Even when he was "doing so much for Indian science" he was slyly asking single digit IQ marxist type questions, like how do you justify a space program when India is so poor, a...
by Picklu
07 Sep 2019 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11128

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://i.imgur.com/zhaWSuL.jpg Remote weapon station Sharang by L&T. L&T Displays New SHARANG RWS – Asian Aerospace latest industry news & Asia Defence Technology trends https://www.asiatrade.com.au/lt-displays-new-sharang-rws-asian-aerospace-latest-industry-news-asia-defence-technolog...
by Picklu
07 Sep 2019 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 704430

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I remember reading long ago that the PARS-3 LR might be integrated with the LCH (and Rudra) as a stopgap till the HELINA was ready. No news after that. The result is that the Rudra is flying around in IA service today with no ATGM and no clear idea (in public at least) as to when the HELINA will be...
by Picklu
07 Sep 2019 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 704430

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The Ka-226 is another one of the geopolitical buys from Russia in the same way that the Apache is from the USA. I wonder if the armed forces also push for these sales as a way of applying pressure on homegrown projects to speed up their programs or lose out. Can't blame them if that is the motive. ...
by Picklu
07 Sep 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 704430

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/HALHQBLR/status/1169519371263201280 ---> Light Utility Helicopter Clears High Weather Tests at Himalayas. How cool is the visualization of the engine exhaust being bent vertically down after leaving the engine by the rotor downwash ? 8) Probably cooling and dissipating the exhau...
by Picklu
06 Sep 2019 05:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 704430

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Picklu, AFAIK only the Army and Air Force are acquiring the Ka-226. Exactly my point admiral, i do not see any reason why for IAF and IA other than not getting solely dependent on French Engine. I could have understood if navy had argued in the favour of double engine for the sake of safety. But IA...
by Picklu
06 Sep 2019 05:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1066
Views: 303139

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

srai can expound on it but I think his concern is that without a codified PBL, IAF + MoD combo won't release budget on time for support and will raise 100s of questions and notations on file etc etc. That will bring down the up-time of the Tejas squadrons and the same would be utilized by import lob...
by Picklu
06 Sep 2019 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 704430

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Other than naval applications, I do not see any reason for any KA helo.

Okay, may be to remove single point dependency on french helo engines......
by Picklu
06 Sep 2019 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1066
Views: 303139

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

My take is the systemic checks and balance essentially pits MoD, IAF and DRDO/HAL/OFB against each other and causes enormous delay. This is not unique in procurement of arms but all aspects of Indian governance face this issue. Just check the amount of court cases pending and it is the same, inordin...
by Picklu
04 Sep 2019 04:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7859
Views: 726223

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

There is no way to practically make the economy fake currency proof. We can introduce a set of 10 hi tech feature, the state machinery support behind the fake currency racket will copy them. We can make another set of 10 and they will be copied again. In the mean time, at the usage level it is not p...
by Picklu
04 Sep 2019 02:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684937

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

So far, most of the successful economic policies of BJP are focused on long term efficiency improvement types. GST, Bank Merger, Jandhan, Digital Payments and UPI - all of them cause long term improvement of the economy by either taking away inefficiencies, duplication of efforts, middle man or impr...
by Picklu
04 Sep 2019 01:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684937

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

There are a few other influences for automobile sales. In the last 5 years, almost every major city in India got a functional metro. After initial lack of passengers, they have finally started picking up steam after some major points of the city are finally well connected. Add that as one more reaso...
by Picklu
03 Sep 2019 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220845

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Didn't Amit Shah say during the campaign that Hindu refugees will be given citizenship? True but not so simple. Citizenship for illegals is opposed by the Assamese in general because they consider the Bangladeshi Bengali as much an outsider as the Bangladeshi Muslim. That presents its own problem. ...
by Picklu
02 Sep 2019 18:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220845

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

@picklu What is CAB ? I’m sorry but I am ignorant here. Can you provide a link? As far as NRC is concerned the outcome seems poor but perhaps the data and stats gathered can be leveraged strategically ? All can be given citizenship but not instantaneously. Only temporary residency status should be ...

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