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by alexis
20 Jun 2020 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

This was tweeted while ten of our bravehearts were still in captivity. Who was lying - PB/Govt or Army? The situation has been continuously downplayed by the official sources. Dont think we have the appetite for an escalation. It is factually correct. No is missing or unaccounted for, they knew the...
by alexis
20 Jun 2020 17:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

This was tweeted while ten of our bravehearts were still in captivity. Who was lying - PB/Govt or Army? The situation has been continuously downplayed by the official sources. Dont think we have the appetite for an escalation. What is the purpose of your self-flagellation? Same as yours... This is ...
by alexis
20 Jun 2020 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Prasar Bharati News Services @PBNS_India · 27m Army Sources: Over 45 casualties on Chinese PLA side. Maj Gen level talks on to defuse Galwan situation. No Indian soldier unaccounted for-- No One Is Missing. No firing at all on Monday night. This was tweeted while ten of our bravehearts were still i...
by alexis
20 Apr 2020 16:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833155

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A recent study by Chinese on HCQ. Seems to be well conducted. It points that HCQ alleviates the symptoms but does not improve the recovery rate. So it has some benefits. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.10.20060558v1 I know members here dont like it but Print has some good articles on...
by alexis
13 Apr 2020 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833155

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Most of the countries that are doing well have all done large scale testing (sooner, rather than later). I feel like our testing rates and testing protocol needs to be far more aggressive. Think of on a war footing. Ignore the naysayers who think that India is too large and too poor to test on a la...
by alexis
18 Feb 2020 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316249

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/38220 Indian media outlets report that Elbit Systems has won a tender to deliver its ATHOS (Autonomous Towed Howitzer Ordnance System) 2052 to the Indian Army, in a deal estimated at over $1 Billion. However, Elbit has not yet notified the Tel Aviv Stock Exch...
by alexis
02 Feb 2020 13:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183006

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It has been quite a lackluster budget. Taxes : For salaried upper middle class, the budget offers nothing in terms of tax benefits. https://images.livemint.com/img/2020/02/01/original/tax_1580583276378.png For others, it offers marginal benefits. Tax charter, if implemented properly is a good step. ...
by alexis
29 Jan 2020 18:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183006

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Rant on! Such poor implementation of GST is causing massive issues to honest businesses. Ever since the introduction of GST I have been hoping that they will immediately implement online invoice generation. Instead there seems to be a ever widening cornocopia of forms and returns ranging from GST1 ...
by alexis
12 Dec 2019 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763458

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

the slimy iranians wanted Indian money and India to construct chabahar port, its infrastructure, rail and road links to the iranian hinerland, all for free. shia though they may be, when push comes to shove, they will not ever side with kafirs against the greater ummah. We have now learned this the...
by alexis
02 Dec 2019 14:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183006

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Did you understand what he said? You start from one end of the spectrum and then move up. The thing is you dont move up just like that. the companies who make machines are very cleaver and only outsouce the low end factory jobs. Foxcon makes millions of smartphones, but cant make one of their own. ...
by alexis
01 Dec 2019 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 759172

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Inhabitants of tier 1 cities are pure cancer; they have the correct amount of social media cluelessness, impotent rage venting, inexact event recollection, stand up comic cum and an inexplicable itch to park their asholes in every business big or small. Wow... Why are all the people moving to Tier ...
by alexis
25 Nov 2019 15:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183006

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Survey by definition is a sample and extrapolation of its findings to the universe. But the universe itself already stands measured. But if someone insists that because the extrapolated characteristics for the universe as derived from the sample are at variance with the observed characteristics of ...
by alexis
25 Nov 2019 13:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183006

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/why-the-picture-on-poverty-is-incomplete-11574269577580.html Not a good news... The survey is for the period 2017-18. But we already have aggregate national income, private final consumption expenditure and savings data in the aggregate for 2017-18. I don't under...
by alexis
25 Nov 2019 13:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183006

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I've been slow to keep up with this thread recently, but let me try to catch up... RCEP: the right decision was made here. Fundamentally, a country that runs a chronic trade deficit does not benefit from a FTA with a bloc who are largely the source of its merchandise deficit. E.g. negative $60B wit...
by alexis
11 Nov 2019 15:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66265

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

Feeling very curious. Where to find this Court Commissioner's report of ASI ???? Have not seen Allahabad High court judgement, was it available at public domain that time ? or the full/or part of report was strictly confidential and available only to me_lards ??? I am also very interested in the re...
by alexis
10 Oct 2019 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232623

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Sachin ji, what is the difference between Syrian Catholics and Syrian Christians? I have many friends from the latter group. Syrian Catholics are Syrian Christians who joined Catholics during the Portugese rule. They have the same practices as Syrian Christians but they acknowledge Pope as the spir...
by alexis
23 Apr 2019 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083870

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

^^ Ben Rich, who was program manager for F117 program, wrote in his book, and I quote: "He told me later that he was surprised to learn with flat surfaces, the amount of radar energy returning to the sender is independent of the target's size. A small airplane, a bomber, an aircraft carrier, a...
by alexis
14 Aug 2018 20:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1311
Views: 199332

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

^^

The loan is 1.4 million; still too much of a risk taken by the bank inspite of the lower interest rate there.
by alexis
09 Aug 2017 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 815397

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ Easier said than done. Counter insurgency is extremely manpower intensive and we deal with two unsettled borders on top of that. These are really political failures that we're papering over and containing with hard military force. Solving these problems are the only way to reduce these demands on...
by alexis
08 Aug 2017 12:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 991359

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I seriously doubt Russian capabilities in 2017 to come up with new products that are significantly different or independent from Soviet legacy platforms. They have screwed up our IJT program because their designing skills are not even good enough to make a small contemporary aero engine from scratc...
by alexis
26 Jul 2017 11:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4124
Views: 853308

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

let us not be hasty in our criticisms. Shukla has been reasonably supportive of Tejas.
by alexis
24 Jul 2017 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045939

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

RIP. He will be remembered for all his contributions. He was the ISRO chairman when i got interested in the space program (thanks to an exhibition in college near my school)
by alexis
14 Jul 2017 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4517
Views: 1032750

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Austin wrote:Analysis: Sensor and Electronic Warfare Suites Aboard China's Type 055 Destroyer

The Build quality of newer Cheeni Ships are much better


it is indeed a nice looking ship
by alexis
03 Feb 2017 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3513
Views: 576141

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

what is range of SM-6 against ships?
by alexis
16 Jan 2017 13:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 743935

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Neshant, i can agree that a souped up F15 SE may be a better bang for the buck but how long will it serve? it would need to be replaced by a 6th gen fighter and what is the assurance that this mythical fighter will arrive in budget? All R&D projects have an inherent risk and cost escalation; but...
by alexis
12 Jan 2017 12:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 743935

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

^^

But there is no alternative to F-35 now. Any advanced version of F16/15/18 will not be as capable and will probably cost as much.
by alexis
23 Dec 2016 14:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 815397

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

We have a tendency to treat Military as a Holy Cow in this nation. Same results in questions not being raised regd corruption in top echelons and connivance with political leadership. Govt elected by ppl in a democracy should have every right to chose the best person as per their best judgement and...
by alexis
21 Dec 2016 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 815397

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I am not sure we can question the merit of senior officers; it throws too much subjectivity in appointments. I am not in support of this decision by the government to supersede senior officers; for those who think this is a correct move, please think whether u would have supported such a move by UPA...
by alexis
24 Nov 2016 18:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 975539

Re: Small Arms Thread

What is the genesis and status of the weapon in this link?
http://ofbindia.gov.in/products/data/weapons/wsc/10.htm

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