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by KrishnaK
23 Feb 2018 22:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 951
Views: 84942

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

WSJ - With U.S. Push, Pakistan Placed on Terror Finance List

Saudi Arabia abandons earlier support for Islamabad under pressure from Washington
by KrishnaK
23 Feb 2018 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

And He's Back!!! That Train's Never Late! :lol: And BTW, you are somewhere between Stage 1 and Stage 2 on the Five Stages of Grief (https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7261&p=2253720#p2253720). Long way to go, but you will see the light at the end of tunnel :mrgreen: My cl...
by KrishnaK
23 Feb 2018 06:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

:lol: The risk assessor in chief on BRF - who claims his predictions are * NEVER * wrong - has been humbled. How does that feel? :lol: My claim was the plan where LCA MK2 makes up the a bulk of shortfall due to upcoming retirements is risky enough, that imports are warranted. IAF's planning shouldn...
by KrishnaK
19 Feb 2018 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1942
Views: 160815

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Their reign of terror as one of the biggest swing producers is long gone. It is the US now which will soon become the world's largest oil producer and they are increasingly making inroads into the huge Indian market, both for oil and gas. Saudi Arabia is still the swing producer of oil. Why The U.S...
by KrishnaK
17 Feb 2018 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Rakesh wrote:To know where you are going, you must know where you came from. You cannot deny who you are, to be someone whom you cannot be.
Typical desi dialogue-baazi - superficially profound and meaningless at the same time.
by KrishnaK
17 Feb 2018 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Long ago Pannikar wrote that there are only four natural big powers: US, Russia, China, and India. So all the diplomacy and machinations are to prevent these from colluding. Let me give example. In Cold War the line up was the US vs Russia and China and keep India non-aligned. This last was the Bri...
by KrishnaK
17 Feb 2018 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Thanks for reproducing it, I read it the first time around. Let me attempt to explain better.... Did I touch a raw nerve? I was just following from our last discussion, in which you requested things to be dumbed down for you. Just continuing on that path. I had asked for cost vs capacity as numbers...
by KrishnaK
17 Feb 2018 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

This is exactly what is frustrating Tellis Saar.... https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/964399518153232385 ---> Neither America nor Russia can really afford to throw an 'either with us or with them' tantrum when dealing with India. New Delhi will always maintain diversified strategic industrial int...
by KrishnaK
17 Feb 2018 02:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Ashley's also advocating not abandoning the PAKFA - is he lobbying for the Russian MIC as well ? Read what he is saying again. But for ease, I will reproduce it... India should also REASSESS the decision to develop the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft indigenously and avoid weakening the collaborati...
by KrishnaK
16 Feb 2018 13:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 649
Views: 37761

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Maldives is a test case for India’s strategic economic quest, and for Trump’s Indo-Pacific idea By disposition, President Nasheed was far from enthusiastic about Beijing’s newfound interest in the Maldives. His experience at the hands of autocrats at home gave him a jaundiced view of the Chinese Co...
by KrishnaK
16 Feb 2018 13:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 649
Views: 37761

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

China, Maldives: Beijing's Boats Send a Message to India "China has bolstered its naval presence in the IO. In addition to the anti-piracy task force...a group of Chinese military vessels have recently been deployed to the eastern part of the ocean...the timing suggests it's linked to the cris...
by KrishnaK
16 Feb 2018 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

For all the talk that BRF's import lobby claims that the IAF will induct 250 - 300 Tejas aircraft in total (in addition to 200 F-16s and 100 F-18s), this is the actual reality. Almost two year old article, but still very relevant today. This is always the end goal of the American MIC. Troubles, The...
by KrishnaK
16 Feb 2018 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

1) What stops India from getting Su-57, after all F-35 deliveries are complete? To honour that, would mean there has to be something in a F-35 contract that would bar India from getting any Russian stealth technology. Would India agree to such a thing? 2) What stops someone in maintenance - using y...
by KrishnaK
13 Feb 2018 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3781
Views: 276712

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

The HAL-RTOS provides a comprehensive feature set based on international specification - ARINC-653 - to support Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) architecture. Key features include address, space and time partitioning, priority pre-emptive process scheduling and health monitoring . Unfortunately th...
by KrishnaK
08 Feb 2018 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 362769

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

nam wrote:If we want to compare weight, you have consider propellent weight, those landing legs as well.
vs wings and landing gear.
by KrishnaK
07 Feb 2018 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3623
Views: 235705

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

the thing with "China" is that it is a State, unlike Tata. The State not only had vision but had the authority to take risks - funds AND time. Tata has neither. I doubt the Indian State will fund such efforts AND absorb the results without complaining - like the Chinese. NRao-ji, I would ...
by KrishnaK
07 Feb 2018 10:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3623
Views: 235705

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Cheen has also purchased the AN70 IP btw. expect the new round of workhorse C130-clone rolling to be done on that. LRMP, AEW etc etc What the hell! I haven’t heard that one. I thought it would be one of the crown jewels that Ukraine keeps. They sold the An-225 IP to Cheen but that is a white elepha...
by KrishnaK
02 Feb 2018 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 648
Views: 46807

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

The biggest danger is not the PRC attacking a member of ASEAN. It is members of ASEAN accepting chini takeover of the gray zone as fait accompli because Cheen always does things that are short of actual warfare. One of the biggest reason ASEAN acquiesces to China’s creeping takeover of the shared c...
by KrishnaK
27 Jan 2018 08:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

This has already gone on for too long, so my last argument here. Krishna, come on! This was only warm up. https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/duty_calls.png I'll try to restrict myself though See, your reasons for the SEF purchase is all wrong. For this, one must go back to the early 80s. - The PAF acquir...
by KrishnaK
27 Jan 2018 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

This has already gone on for too long, so my last argument here. That said It only needs to meet deadlines better than the LCA MK2. That is not the goal of SEF. The goal of SEF acquisition is to shore up the numbers. Nice try. So I ask yet again, how is the SEF going to meet the deadlines that the I...
by KrishnaK
26 Jan 2018 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

All fine and dandy. But I ask again, how is the SEF going to meet the deadlines that the IAF needs? It only needs to meet deadlines better than the LCA MK2. The IAF likes certainty, but neither of the aircraft in the SEF competition offer that. The Gripen E is vaporware and the F-16 - while a prove...
by KrishnaK
23 Jan 2018 06:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I believe the SEF is being talked about to reduce IAF's dependence on the MK2 being delivered in requisite numbers on time. The LCA MK1A acquisition continues apace AND an SEF is ordered as well. Why does it need to be one or the other ? Wrong Sir. SEF acquisition is to shore up the depleting squad...
by KrishnaK
23 Jan 2018 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

And what do the IAF fight with if the Tejas (MK1A and/or MK2) can't be scaled up to deliver numbers in time ? At that point Tata/Adani will be too little too late. So let us take that scenario to its logical conclusion. ... So here lies the logical conclusion --> What happens when China comes knock...
by KrishnaK
22 Jan 2018 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 702
Views: 84982

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Though a kinetic response is essential I’ll give you one simple non kinetic response just for a thought experiment - release all the details of the riches of the Pak generals and Pak Army (the biggest commercial enterprise in Pak ) to the Pak people. Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy
by KrishnaK
22 Jan 2018 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489677

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The Tejas is India's SINGLE ENGINE FIGHTER ...warts and all. Either platform - F-Solah (Amreeki tantrums) or Gripen E (vaporware) - comes with its own set of risks. Why take the headache? Why waste $20 billion of FOREX, with zero return? The GOI and the IAF have both got to invest their energies in...
by KrishnaK
20 Jan 2018 00:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 991
Views: 118067

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

the longest lived regimes in world history have been thoroughly mercantile and autocratic, usually a monarchy or oligarchy of some sort. rome and the ottoman empire come to mind. the ottomans lasted some 600 years. the western roman empire 500, the eastern roman(byzantine @ constantinople) nearly 1...
by KrishnaK
20 Jan 2018 00:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Blockchain technology
Replies: 57
Views: 9747

Re: Blockchain technology

manju wrote:so much fluctuation in bitcoin.. no one interested.. the learned ones, we wait for thy utterings!!


Buffett on cryptocurrencies: 'I can say almost with certainty that they will come to a bad ending'
by KrishnaK
16 Jan 2018 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 697
Views: 81436

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

The Chinese – IMHO - are playing ONLY ONE GAME. Ultimate control of the Indian and Eastern Pacific Oceans. Peregrine ji, IMO, the Chinese are playing only one game right now and that is control of Indo-China Sea. China wants to dominate what it calls the 'First Island Chain', that is, the arc from ...
by KrishnaK
15 Jan 2018 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 186
Views: 13916

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

As regards the geopolitical scenario in the next 12 years - here is what I think 1. India: India will remain inward looking. The majority Hindu population has for a long time felt butt-hurt about the way their sensitivities have been handled. But this is going to be projected as an anti-Muslim and ...
by KrishnaK
11 Jan 2018 03:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2890
Views: 169061

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Who's behind the protests in Iran - an excellent and informative piece by Elijah Magnier. Elijah Magnier is one of the more informed analysts and columnists on the Levant crisis and has been closely tracking things in Middle East for some time. https://elijahjm.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/who-is-behin...
by KrishnaK
06 Jan 2018 10:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 71
Views: 3773

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

Intel is today going through the pain of the revelation that it has built in backdoor for its Chips and the hackers are using these. Apple joined the pain. Backdoors are usually hidden - this was a security flaw that was openly visible. It was researched by security engineers at Google amongst othe...
by KrishnaK
05 Jan 2018 08:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 767
Views: 93015

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ low interest rates don’t lead to higher savings. In fact the opposite is true, low rates lead to higher borrowing. It forces savers to save more and lets borrowers to borrow more, cheaply. Financial Repression China's economic growth has been attributed to financial repression thanks to "lo...
by KrishnaK
04 Jan 2018 05:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 767
Views: 93015

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^ A huge problem with that example. PRC is a trading power so chinis had deliberately kept its exchange rate low (16 yuans per dollar in 2006) in order to cheat on trade. In the decade since, the US and EU had forced the chinis to loosen their peg so that the yuan rose naturally upwards to its mo...
by KrishnaK
17 Dec 2017 01:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4024
Views: 568438

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Have analysts look at images of vast swathes to figure out which are targets of interest ? The Indian ocean is 27.24 million mi² (google) let's assume only 100k sq miles. After something looks interesting then look at higher resolution ? Or assume the actual target has been identified and passed on...
by KrishnaK
16 Dec 2017 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4024
Views: 568438

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

1. I'm not claiming that carriers cannot be detected at all - i'm sure they are all the time. 2. Detecting is not the same as tracking persistently enough to guide a follow on strike of some sort. from Gorgon Stare The issue is persistent tracking. Any sensor that picks up a target moving at 50mph ...
by KrishnaK
16 Dec 2017 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4024
Views: 568438

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Even if our satellites are shot down, we would still have inputs from the satellites of other friendly countries. No other country would keep quiet if their satellites were to be shot down by the hans during an Indo chinese conflict that had nothing to do with those countries. In retaliation, they ...
by KrishnaK
15 Dec 2017 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 71
Views: 3773

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

nam wrote:There is a reason why NSA likes direct link in to Google and other's servers, rather than fiddling around with submarine cables.
That reason is strong encryption.
by KrishnaK
15 Dec 2017 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 71
Views: 3773

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

The most honest answer I can give you is "This is what I have heard" I don't believe that there is any requirement for data to be stored in India. But let me state my view here. Forget about where the data is stored - most banks and bank staff don't have a clue that data requires storage ...
by KrishnaK
15 Dec 2017 00:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 767
Views: 93015

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Well, you cannot have exports without import substitution. No country produces goods only for exports, without selling to it's populace first. Boss what are you talking about ? Why can you not have exports without import substitution ? You can most definitely produce goods exclusively for exports -...

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