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by Singha
16 Jun 2019 22:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 97
Views: 10280

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Trump might order usn to escort vessels and look for a good opening to thrash iran

Praying mantis v2
by Singha
16 Jun 2019 14:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2895
Views: 295218

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/us/politics/trump-cyber-russia-grid.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Power grids have been a low-intensity battleground for years. Since at least 2012, current and former officials say, the United States has put reconnaissance probes i...
by Singha
16 Jun 2019 14:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2895
Views: 295218

Re: Understanding the US - Again

phoenix arizona police keeping up the hallowed traditions of grand wizard joe arpaio

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/will-sh ... topstories
by Singha
16 Jun 2019 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327529

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

the much vaunted U214 and Collins class had also suffered lot of manufacturing issues including noise. electric boat fixed it on collins I guess HDW on the u214. In March 2008, it was reported in the media that the first Type 214 submarine of the Republic of Korea Navy suffered from defects related ...
by Singha
15 Jun 2019 15:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327529

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Now if only they were less constipated about joint defence ventures with us...talk is cheap. Either help us or get beaten up by the dragon eventually
by Singha
15 Jun 2019 15:10
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

Andhra too :twisted:
But i thought would be as church employees legally as religious worker visa to enjoy bread and honey in land of free
by Singha
15 Jun 2019 11:33
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

could it be send 5 off to USA as a inducement for 500 more rice bag converts to join in india?
by Singha
15 Jun 2019 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558411

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

hindustan times: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to curtail the role of the Antonov-32 (AN-32) in extreme environments following the June 3 crash in Arunachal Pradesh that led to the deaths of 13 people — the third fatal incident of the Soviet-origin aircraft in India over the last 10 years. ...
by Singha
15 Jun 2019 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3605
Views: 291200

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

front page in todays TOI - mansoor khan had sought a 600cr bailout loan for IMA with some govt support a few months ago and a minister in KA was batting for him, but a unnamed chief secy stood firm and refused to sign the papers and it fell through. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru...
by Singha
15 Jun 2019 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327529

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

>> What we also need is a hard- kill anti- torpedo weapon

isnt that the RBU6000 with its various models of rockets? IN makes sure to have them on every ship incl vikky.
by Singha
15 Jun 2019 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292123

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

the B52 can only take the object upto 10km high and speed of 800kmph. so even the US hypersonics will need a jettisonable solid fuel booster to reach the height and speed to try the scramjet engine. we dont have B52 so thats not an option. they can get away with a smaller booster. in the good old da...
by Singha
15 Jun 2019 08:41
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

Pretty much all of these are EJ directed asylum seekers spending on average $100k. The big question is where the funds are coming from and what EJs are up to. This is pretty much going on across the Texas to California borders. All the small businesses run by desis have picked up this up tick. I kn...
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 15:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 97
Views: 10280

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

the owner of the japanese ship in tokyo says based on the crew members reports, they first struck something in pre dawn hours and 3 hours later was struck by another object "that flew in" still in the pre dawn half darkness. the crew members saw something flying in and say the second strik...
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3365
Views: 449277

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2019/06/12/the-pentagon-is-battling-the-clock-to-fix-serious-unreported-f-35-problems/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=Socialflow+DFN The 13 deficiencies include: The F-35’s logistics system currently has no way for foreign F-35 operators...
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3365
Views: 449277

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

japanese LPH ship Ise leading a formation of ships

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by Singha
14 Jun 2019 13:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5482
Views: 450537

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

ET - will be announced at paris air show Engine maker CFM International is poised to announce one of the world's largest jet engine orders with a deal for more than 600 engines from India's IndiGoNSE -0.65 %, industry sources said. The French-U.S. engine maker, owned by General Electric and France's...
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 12:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3067
Views: 446970

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

imo one option could be build a grid of free wifi in all of the top500 cities same way google has given free wifi to many railway stations. in some locations people are hovering in and around railway stations to download large files and watch films for free than rely on spotty 3G paid plans. wifi te...
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3605
Views: 291200

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/ ... 779717.cms

he had taken control of a govt school and would only admit students if parents invested in IMA.
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 12:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3605
Views: 291200

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

they may have taken the money from his coffers hoping for a UPA govt at center in GE, but left him high and dry after the loss. :rotfl: his family left the country ahead of him. so he must have set plans in motion from may23rd evening. so far no urgency shown by state govt to issue a interpol notice...
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 12:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3067
Views: 446970

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

yeah but everyone other than Jio is hovering on edges of bankruptcy and our data rate/GB is the lowest in world. preferably people want it all free.
who is going to foot the bill?
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 12:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 97
Views: 10280

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

unlike syria there are no powerful domestic militias and lashkars that outsiders can fund to create mayhem. some kurd rebels do hide in the mountains of eastern iraq but neither the iraqi govt likes them or they are very large in number. turkey is not interested in destabilizing iran because that wo...
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3067
Views: 446970

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

the current situation is even 3G is iffy in middle of blr. periods of network outage also not unknown.
can we get our 3G and 4G to singapore cast iron stds nationwide first.
there is no urgent need for 5G in india when most of the country lacks even 3G.
3G is fine for playing songs, reading.
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327529

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

to break this gordian knot - GOI needs to commit more funds upfront for longer runs of production and up the order count from our usual 1-3 to 6-9. that will nicely solve the forecasting problem and funds pipeline issue which is fickle right now with Govts/tantris and vested interest getting a invit...
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558411

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

Def news says that we've placed orders for 300 RV-73 and 400 RV-77 AAMs with Russia after the Balakot experience and may even get in the future X-31 400km AWACS/ tanker long range AAMs.Putin and the PM had a short but intensive meeting at the SCO where defence matters were discussed.Turkey has said...
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558411

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

US will keep pushing like a errant child trying to see how much ground it can get. "parents" need to push back. then child will know its sandbox and be ok. do IAF transport planes have a periodic pingsy inmarsat transponder the kind that was used in attempt to locate the vanished malaysian...
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 97
Views: 10280

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

iran may have to swallow its pride and invite russians into the warm waters of the persian gulf to setup a few bases in localities like bandar abbas and kharj island :mrgreen: its onlee short flight from southern russia across the caspian. for perhaps the first round is a scripted cruise missile bar...
by Singha
14 Jun 2019 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 97
Views: 10280

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Houthis are also in the melee
A missile hit the pax terminal of abha airport injuring 26 people
by Singha
13 Jun 2019 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3605
Views: 291200

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

Mansoor khan fled to dubai night of june8 per sources

Shivajinagar is in turmoil after this. From beggars to ashrafs all were invested in ima
by Singha
13 Jun 2019 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 97
Views: 10280

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

one the tankers was struck by a large mine / torpedo / explosive pack boat(uss cole type) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7136333/Oil-tankers-targeted-explosions-Gulf-Oman.html oil tankers have sectioned bulkheads and compartments and oil imparts good reserve buoyancy. they might just let t...
by Singha
13 Jun 2019 21:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555662

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

perhaps good tax breaks for locally made solar , wind and battery is in order.
by Singha
13 Jun 2019 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292123

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

to close to 20km against a continuous stream of amraams is tough unless you are a ELO fighter like f22. needs very strong jamming platform like growla i expect. it also gives pakis the luxury of firing amraams and then running away gleefully even as we start the chase. for scare tactics, Mig31BM arm...
by Singha
13 Jun 2019 14:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3055
Views: 235467

Re: Iran News and Discussions

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -Oman.html

two oil tankers hit in gulf of oman by mysterious explosives
by Singha
13 Jun 2019 14:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4292
Views: 423070

Re: Internal Security Watch

poverty is not a real factor in islamic radicalization anywhere. infact it can be argued the poorer radical will be more busy ekeing out a living and less time to be online and scheming with other radicals.
by Singha
13 Jun 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327529

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

for hyundai it would be just routine work, among 1000s of pending orders in their main shipyard. unless we ordered 50 tankers they would not even open one eye.
by Singha
13 Jun 2019 13:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555662

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

lots of shadow boxing in MSM about "crisis in economy" based off the ex CEA report and car sales growth curve. Govt is also spreading panic with some aggressive goals on EV. when rich countries are ready to transfer battery tech at very cheap rates and guarantee the raw materials for MII b...
by Singha
13 Jun 2019 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327529

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

istanbul has recently opened a gigantic airport. they do execute projects well. navantia allegedly their partner on the design and hand holding front. erdogan is a owaisi kind of islamist - using islam for political power and managing his sheeple than being hung up on dogma. he uses a potent mix of ...
by Singha
13 Jun 2019 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292123

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

tsarkar sir, the grapevine is the Agni1 booster did not reach the desired height and altitude so was terminated or ran out of steam and crashed. hence the hypersonic payload was not activated and fell into the sea. I hope we have some explosive attached that is triggered by water immersion to preven...

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