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by Mort Walker
22 Mar 2019 19:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2477
Views: 332067

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

So, TSP current account deficit has reduced due to import reduction caused by currency devaluation. TSP industrial manufacturing and consumer goods production is very limited, but at the same time the Chinese are giving a loan $2.1 billion at 4%. What this means is that TSP can ONLY afford to import...
by Mort Walker
22 Mar 2019 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1501
Views: 186068

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

All that is humbug to fool Indian diplomats since 1952. US has always assured India weapons supplied to Pakistan won't be used against India. In 1965 prior to the Indo-Pak war, the US defense attache was taken to western border by the IA and shown Patton Tanks lined up. To which the defense attache...
by Mort Walker
21 Mar 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1501
Views: 186068

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

True but if the remote piloting was so advanced then, we would have more predators and Ravens in 80s. I'm just questioning remote manouvering capabilities. Agree to remote kill but intent is questionable too. Pardon me if I'm talking beyond the comprehension of a civilian who knows nothing beyond b...
by Mort Walker
21 Mar 2019 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1501
Views: 186068

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

Confirmation of the famous kill-switch. What can be done to them, can be done to us. Never buy Yank fighters. :D This is done through the common communication systems which India has now signed with the US. Unkil can probably push software disabling via satellite. Probably a very small package. COM...
by Mort Walker
21 Mar 2019 10:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2885
Views: 484701

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Marc Faber is wrong. 2028 or 2038 or later, the rupee is unlikely to ever hit 100 Some of the reasons why this may not happen, include the new 4% inflation target and India's rapid growth. https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/marc-faber-is-wrong-2028-or-2038-or-later-the-rupee-is-unli...
by Mort Walker
20 Mar 2019 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2477
Views: 332067

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

In 3 months, 1 USD = 150 PKR In 6 months, 1 USD = 180 PKR Couple currency devaluation with inflation, then it's going to be real fun like Venezuela or Zimbabwe. In the Madrasa economic thinking of Pakistan, they have agreed to pay Saudi & UAE a year later for the oil they import. The payment is...
by Mort Walker
20 Mar 2019 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2477
Views: 332067

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

In 3 months, 1 USD = 150 PKR
In 6 months, 1 USD = 180 PKR

Couple currency devaluation with inflation, then it's going to be real fun like Venezuela or Zimbabwe.
by Mort Walker
20 Mar 2019 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390415

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

DrRatnadip wrote:
Bishwa wrote:The two jets (PAF and IAF) crashed in Bhimber district..

Sad if true.. Hope there is no loss of life on our side :(


Bishwa is referring to the PAF incursion in to Indian airspace last month.
by Mort Walker
20 Mar 2019 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390415

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

bababanaras - but even he misspelled GUJARAT.

To Create panic in the heart of the enemy, mock drill of @IAF_MCC done near IB in Gujrat last night. 6 Sukhoi MKI30 , 10 Miraj-2000 , 2 MIG-29, 2 MIG-27, 4 Jaguar roared along the IB.
by Mort Walker
20 Mar 2019 09:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390415

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Banditji did a shit load of long term strategic damage.
by Mort Walker
20 Mar 2019 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390415

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^Thanks. Can this be put up as a sticky at top of this thread?
by Mort Walker
20 Mar 2019 08:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390415

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

yesterday was a dark night over the mendhar sector ... some good things happened. cant reveal my source. Can we get a sticky in this thread of where various sectors are on a map? Ramanaji or Karanji? Mendhar sector appears to be near Khatal and Nakyal in POK. This would corroborate what bababanaras...
by Mort Walker
20 Mar 2019 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2942
Views: 362431

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

So Indian military was subsidizing the FSU military industry and being taken for a ride. Effectively 3 Chinooks for the Mi26. 28074/8845= 27K/9K ~3 Chinook equivalents. The disadvantage is the US may sanction spare parts and support depending on who's in the US Congress and POTUS. Knowing this, the...
by Mort Walker
20 Mar 2019 07:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2942
Views: 362431

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

For acquisitions, the US DoD evaluates life cycle cost based on the estimate as to how long the weapon system stays operational. It is one of the reasons why the F-35 was selected. High upfront costs, but cradle-to-grave operations are more cost effective.
by Mort Walker
20 Mar 2019 04:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390415

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

It's really sad that the Pak Army doesn't acknowledge its dead. A bunch of these guys were just doing their job, unfortunately for the wrong side. The terrorist commanders and instigators high-tailed it out when the situation started heating up. The IA just needs to keep on pounding to make the cost...
by Mort Walker
19 Mar 2019 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2501
Views: 238307

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^No problem Primus-ji. I'm all for letting people make money. The whole of America is a scam. At some point the system will break as US health care costs are getting out of hand even for people who are in the upper middle class when they get older. The calls for socialized medicine are getting lou...
by Mort Walker
19 Mar 2019 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390415

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I totally agree with vetrivel. Nothing like field trials to get a feel of the real quality. Russia has been testing lot of stuff in syria Vetrivel @VetrivelGoundar · 22m Replying to @bababanaras MBRL? Single Smerch Salvo can flatten 70 hectare i think..Any idea if we had used Pinaka? I feel its tim...
by Mort Walker
19 Mar 2019 05:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2501
Views: 238307

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^The US spends the most and has the lowest health status of all the developed nations with the exception of cancer survival. Cost of procedures, treatment, medicine and hospitalization are the big culprits. The hidden insurance billing practices between hospitals and drug companies to insurance co...
by Mort Walker
19 Mar 2019 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2501
Views: 238307

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^You could not be more wrong. If it wasn’t for the rule of law and lawsuits, then public safety would have taken a backseat. Cars were very unsafe up to the 1970s when several lawsuits forced manufacturers to fix safety issues. The same can be said about any industry including medical care. In Ind...
by Mort Walker
18 Mar 2019 09:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 60795

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Rahul M wrote:
singha wrote:Has anyone made good ev bikes ? Thats far more useful to
India due to sheer volume of worlds largest bike market

B'luru based Ather.


If it is Chinese made then it should be banned in India.
by Mort Walker
17 Mar 2019 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390415

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

We will see lot of future standoff fights between us and Paks in the air, like the one we see between IA & PA on LoC. Need to put in place kit for such a fight. Powerful EW to saturate 50-100KM airspace in to PoK to blind PAF radar, RWR, jam AWACS+Jet Datalinks, Radio comm etc. Ground and Air b...
by Mort Walker
17 Mar 2019 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 5275

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

It is a tremendous loss, may he attain moksh. Let us not forget the work he started and continue it in earnest. It shall be the best way to remember this great man.
by Mort Walker
17 Mar 2019 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390415

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Bangladesh the new baby that india helped in birthing, despite being resource starved and high population is on verge of crossing the gdp of its alcoholic “father” The gap will only increase as their trajectories diverge It already has. Pakistan’s army is to blame for the poverty of the country’s 2...
by Mort Walker
17 Mar 2019 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2477
Views: 332067

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Rishi_Tri wrote:

Donkey Economics. Some parts of NaPakistan economy are not stressed! :rotfl:


Holy crap! I bet some of these gaadhaas are being butchered for beef biryani.
by Mort Walker
16 Mar 2019 01:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2885
Views: 484701

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What’s with all this noise about 100 economists across the world complaining about quality of India’s economic data? It’s seems they’re trying to disrupt or influence election outcomes to prove the Modi govt. is wrong.
by Mort Walker
15 Mar 2019 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307938

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Another production like of tejas is needed to increase delivery to 32 a year. No reason why we cannot build ourself 500 tejas of all models spread over 15 years That number should be 1000 variations of the LCA by 2030. The IAF needs to look into 60 squadrons given the TSP will be handed over used s...
by Mort Walker
15 Mar 2019 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2477
Views: 332067

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Bakistani Total debt is now 27 trillion-pkr pak tribune KARACHI: The country’s total debt jumped by 12 per cent to Rs27.07 trillion during the first seven months of this fiscal year, according to latest data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). During the last 12 months the total debt, how...
by Mort Walker
15 Mar 2019 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2477
Views: 332067

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Today 15 March 2019 marks the first time 1 INR > 2 PKR.

There will be lots of pressure in Punjab to allow imports from TSP as it will be really cheap. Trade must be halted. HELL NO to Kartarpur Corridor opening. Let TSP trade with China.
by Mort Walker
14 Mar 2019 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1501
Views: 186068

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

Mort you would read that on F16.net. It is Paki who does not know but trying to discredit the Indian claim. If he is in the I am sure there must be some public document regarding the training. Let's wait a month the truth will come out. Yes, we'll wait until something comes out. Neither of these cl...
by Mort Walker
14 Mar 2019 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1501
Views: 186068

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

Some reports indicate Haider Shahbaz Ali is in training at Maxwell AFB, AL in the US.
by Mort Walker
14 Mar 2019 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390415

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^As one of the comments stated. The GoI didn’t publicly call out China or Pak.
by Mort Walker
14 Mar 2019 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390415

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Today’s WSJ has an article about Huawei. They’re putting in an underwater fiber optic trunk location point off coast of Gawadar or Karachi. That needs to be hit. Let Chini know about that.
by Mort Walker
13 Mar 2019 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3800
Views: 390415

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.mynation.com/security/hafiz-saeed-used-ngos-for-terror-funding-enforcement-directorate-probe-on-po1d8q Updates from Tuesday (March 12) and Wednesday (March 13) Pakistan, which claims to have de-escalated tensions with India, has once again provoked the Indian forces by sending two fight...
by Mort Walker
12 Mar 2019 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307938

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

^^^Nah. Just some Khajarao Super Strong. Gets the job done and can get a couple cases of it in place of the others. Just place orders for 400 LCA and call it a day.
by Mort Walker
12 Mar 2019 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 307938

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Ofcourse it can also get cancelled even post RFP stage but right now that the only official proposal and GOI has said buying 36 Rafale was an exception for many reason including cost and there was no proposal to buy more than that . The GOI has never said that were was no proposal to not buy any mo...
by Mort Walker
12 Mar 2019 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2501
Views: 238307

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^Not to mention return of their colonies post WWII such as in Africa and Indochina.
by Mort Walker
12 Mar 2019 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 21519

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Singha wrote:250kg



?!? 250KG is huge. That's a quarter ton. Is that the entire rocket? I think the warhead should be 2.5Kg.
by Mort Walker
12 Mar 2019 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2501
Views: 238307

Re: Understanding the US - Again

i have a feeling cheen-noko combine is preparing a IED to humiliate trump, give him no deal, just splatter eggs on him leading into 2020 GE. damage his narrative that he brought both of them to heel. cheen surely has enough reserve to tolerate the pain and keep going for a long time. and they can t...

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