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by asprinzl
28 Aug 2016 08:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 246773

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

Ha...thanks. Hopefully I will post more in coming days. Miss the old BR format which I was very comfortable with. I guess I am old school now. Peace.
by asprinzl
28 Aug 2016 07:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 246773

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

Hello Gentlemen/Ladie, I have not posted in a few years now.... Until Indian government grows the cojones to allow Indian immigration into JnK to eventually dilute the power of the Valley seperatists....the wound will continue to boil. India should do like what China is doing in their Northwest regi...
by asprinzl
07 Feb 2015 21:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 80826

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

It would be short sighted to assume that China will always be India's enemy and the USA will always be friendly towards India. Thus it would be unwise for India to not join the Silk road enterprise................
by asprinzl
02 Jan 2015 11:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 165863

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Fact of the matter is that India waited too long to get the MMRCA. More than 20 years after the IAF approached the GOI. Apparently MMS government was not really keen on the purchase at all. If the said 200 MMRCA had been in the arsenal in 2008 I doubt Mumbai massacre would have happened. The additio...
by asprinzl
21 Sep 2014 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese president's visit. "Thaw or Cold War"?
Replies: 197
Views: 5803

Re: Chinese president's visit. "Thaw or Cold War"?

In my visit to China I have witnessed Chinese made sarees (including silk), Chinese made little statues of Indian deities including that of Buddha. The Chinese are producing them in mass and it also includes the various items used in the prayer altar of Hindu religion. In all honesty, the quality of...
by asprinzl
23 Jun 2014 06:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 109735

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Looks like a very well staged hit..........the kid was being beaten up but he still had a knive in his hand? And when he escapes he stabs the DRDO man? Police incompetency?
by asprinzl
21 May 2014 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: General Elections 2014- Transition of power & World Reaction
Replies: 709
Views: 26662

Re: General Elections 2014- Transition of power & World Reac

Gurcharan Das wrote a book several year ago titled "India Unbound". Perhaps he will write a new book titled 'India Modi-fied"?
by asprinzl
21 May 2014 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 376669

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Regardless one likes it or not, the most important country in India's foreign policy agenda is China. For better or worse, India and China are locked together as neighbors. The Chinese see Modi for who he is. In their history, they have rolled the red carpet to very few leaders. They have never roll...
by asprinzl
02 May 2014 11:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 132581

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

If you are reading Yahoo News streaming you would think Putin and Russia are in serious trouble. Goes to show that Yahoo has gone totally yahooo.
by asprinzl
02 May 2014 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 132581

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

I read with glee some of the posts above re: Ukraine. Folks seem to be missing the forest for the tree. The most fundamental aspect of this crisis is this: All the European states are facing demographic decline. The only state that is seriously trying to stem the tide is Russia. Everyone else from t...
by asprinzl
20 Apr 2014 07:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166858

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

C. Manmohan Reddy is writing bollocks. What kind of logic is this "Affordable Airpower if Effective Airpower"? MiG-21s and A-4 Skyhawks are extremely affordable. Why not acquire them in huge numbers? Affordable no?
by asprinzl
31 Mar 2014 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014
Replies: 2844
Views: 93933

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014

Raza Rumi - Why on earth you would take a Persian name in a country where Shia's are considered wajib-ul-Qatal ? In my discourse over the years, I have found that many Indian Muslims and Pakistanis would add Persian to their supposed heritage to add "prestige" to themselves. This is apart...
by asprinzl
12 Mar 2014 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 103104

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

The South China Sea and Malacca Straits are two of the most surveilled regions in the world. SCS is covered by satelites very extensively by China, USA, Japan, Taiwan, Russia and Europeans.....all due to the sensitive Spartly islands dispute. MS is covered extensively due to the traffic and piracy. ...
by asprinzl
12 Mar 2014 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 103104

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Malaysian authorities are in a very tricky situation. Malaysia has a huge tourism industry and take pride in their security services especially airport security which had successfully interdicted many attempts at transporting bombs and drugs. A terror connection would potentially bring negative ligh...
by asprinzl
10 Mar 2014 04:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 664310

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Cannot blame China for being secretive or deceptive. They are doing this in the most determined national self interest or the self interest of the party in power. If China's neighbors are caught sleeping, its at their own peril.
by asprinzl
24 Nov 2013 10:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 664310

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

The chinese are still very far away from being able to physically challange anyone in the Pacific. Its pure bravado to intimidate the Japas because the Japanese are probably the most pacifists in the region and they can also invoke the Japanese misdeeds of WW2 to make the Japanese feel guilty. A few...
by asprinzl
27 Oct 2013 01:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 12739

Re: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion

The time now is way past the MMRCA. The IAF needed the Mirages more than a decade ago after evaluating the performance of the M2K during Kargil. The Indian government botched it BIG TIME. For whatever reason. Imagine an additional 100 plus M2K in Indian arsenal would have had in the minds of the guy...
by asprinzl
29 Sep 2013 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 768276

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

The world's biggest steel magnate is an Indian (Mittal). He has all types of steel manufacturing/production technology at his disposal and yet I don't see any mention of Mittal in desi defense production effort. What gives? Ego?
Avram
by asprinzl
24 Sep 2013 09:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies
Replies: 605
Views: 23794

Re: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies

India must continue developing longer range missiles. The current Chinese confidence and belligerant behavior along the LAC is due to Indian deficit in long range missiles and nuke stock piles. The mentality in Delhi must not be allowed to remain disconnected from military reality. Also, the sooner ...
by asprinzl
21 Jul 2013 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013
Replies: 2850
Views: 96818

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013

I have not been visiting this site as much as I used too. Anyways what do you mean by "Shiv saar is not around"?
Avram
by asprinzl
20 Jun 2013 04:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 548366

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The only real winners in the conflict will be the Kurds. The Syrian army withdrew from Kurdish regions in exchange for Kurdish militia cooperation in interdicting wespons transhippments heading to the rebels. The militia now are the rulers of Kurdistan. Though they are not 100 percent effective in c...
by asprinzl
16 Jun 2013 05:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013
Replies: 2850
Views: 96818

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013

RBose, BTW the person involved in the incident was not an Arab but a gora. He is just one of the many up and coming model/actors that seem to flood the tv screens these days. Apparently, his ego is that of galactical in size for his audacity in parking his car where he was not supposed to park. The ...
by asprinzl
06 Apr 2013 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Feb 21, 2013
Replies: 2844
Views: 96643

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Feb 21, 2013

Amazing...this is Pak-Is-Satan Many have stumbled. Among those who sailed through was actress Mussarat Shaheen, taking on Maulana Fazlur Rehman in DI Khan. Shaheen was able to fluently recite many verses, and offered to continue with others. Ironically, among the failures has been a Jamaat-e-Islami ...
by asprinzl
02 Apr 2013 09:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 664310

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

the ground looks like river/coastal land which must be soft/soggy. the flyers must have faced some problem in the air and decided to land. it looks pretty flat land and they must have thought it was safe. the touch down on soggy/soft land could have caused their death. they probably were already on ...
by asprinzl
24 Mar 2013 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 664310

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Multiple millions of memorandum of understanding can be signed and pipelines built anywhere possible but the control of the flow of oil will be carefully callibrated by Russia. Regardless of A-stan or B-stan or C-stan signing agreements with China, they will all defer to Russia when dealing with Chi...
by asprinzl
24 Mar 2013 08:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 664310

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

At one time I owned a company that did specialized works for Gazprom and maintained friendship with some officials of Gazprom till today. Gazprom is just not another oil company. Gazprom is official Russia. From what I know, the oil diplomacy between Russia and China is not a bed of roses. Russians ...
by asprinzl
23 Mar 2013 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Feb 21, 2013
Replies: 2844
Views: 96643

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Feb 21, 2013

Pak-is-satan is a failed state. There is no rule of law there. There is no morality there. There is no respect for anything there. There is only absolute chaos there. The army is not one coherent institution. It is a land with perpetual gang warfare with men in uniform and modern hardware being the ...
by asprinzl
23 Mar 2013 18:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Feb 21, 2013
Replies: 2844
Views: 96643

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Feb 21, 2013

In a damning indictment of Pakistan’s latest education minister Sheikh Waqas Akram, the Cambridge Education System (CES) of the UK has declared his A-level certificate as fake. :rotfl:
by asprinzl
18 Mar 2013 04:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 664310

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

RamaY....i tthink the take over has more to do with Chinese desire to gain access to the assorted technologies involved.
by asprinzl
23 Feb 2013 08:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 216550

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ODDjsK0BOg

For those who want to dabble in the art of building their own submarine in the garage here...How to build a nuclear submarine
by asprinzl
01 Feb 2013 06:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 463413

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

The fact of the matter is that the first Jet engined plane to take off to the sky did that in the late 1930s in Germany. The Brits have been working on jet engines a couple of years behind the Germans. Kaveri is not going to catch up with the western engines. It is not something to be ashamed off be...
by asprinzl
06 Jan 2013 11:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 664310

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Please re-read what I wrote. I am not talking about fighter engines. I am talking about the ginormous low bypass turbofan engines for gigantic transports like the C-17, Boeing and A380. Snecma is NOT in this market :eek: There are only four entities world wide that make these. Two Yanks, One Brit an...
by asprinzl
06 Jan 2013 08:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 664310

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

It is one thing to produce jet engines for fighter planes. It is totally another kind of ball game when it comes to producing low bypass turbofan engines for heavy lifters. What I meant to say is that it is a lot "easier" by long shot to produce the fighter engine. Looking at how "eas...
by asprinzl
01 Jan 2013 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Superpower rhetoric and reality
Replies: 74
Views: 3003

Re: Superpower rhetoric and reality

In every human endeavor apparently moderation is what ensures longetivity. Europe went around occupying land after land. So arrogant and so confident in their ventures. What resulted? They openned their own gates to the colonized natives. Arrogant and confident that they could absorb/assimilate them...
by asprinzl
30 Dec 2012 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 526379

Re: Internal Security Watch

Deleted. ramana
by asprinzl
28 Dec 2012 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Dec 25, 2012
Replies: 2857
Views: 91193

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Dec 25, 2012

You can gauge how religious or pious a person is by the truth and honesty that comes from the person. So, without anymore delay I present to you a Mullah who speaks the truth. It speaks a lot about the cult he profess to follow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=V6F2W_m2PXo
by asprinzl
27 Dec 2012 10:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 664310

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Amazing that a Chinese sitting pretty in Malaysia cheering for China. Japan changing her constituiton is NOT going to drive the assorted nations you mentioned closer for they all know the bigger danger China posts. Real-politik. China has territorial dispute with all of them too. Japan is many times...
by asprinzl
17 Nov 2012 22:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 664310

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Helicopter gunships are impressive toys for counter insurgency (where you don't need air superiority) and ground combat against another military force (with the help of fighter jets giving you cover). So, as much gymnastics the chopper make but without air superiority from allied air force it is as ...

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