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by KrishnaK
24 Nov 2017 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist State of Pakistan - Multimedia Links
Replies: 2535
Views: 207165

Re: Terrorist State of Pakistan - Multimedia Links

7cY9jiFvSDM What is he talking about ?? Pakistan has definitely proven the two nation theory...the longer that Pakistan exists the proof of the two nation theory becomes more evident. 1971 proves the muslims of the subcontinent are not a nation - the two nation theory is not just hindus and muslims...
by KrishnaK
24 Nov 2017 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 34
Views: 1045

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

>>What of the scenario ? Is it not inevitable if you create systems that are autonomous, self-learning, and ultimately independent of humans for their energy needs? The reproduction problem is solvable mechanically no? And more to the point does it even need physicality? Sorry if I’m going ot here....
by KrishnaK
22 Nov 2017 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 34
Views: 1045

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

Here's a scenario: AI proliferates and mutates for 5 years or so and, one of the mutations becomes self-aware on a laptop of a hacker permanently linked to VPNs and P2P networks. As part of its constant autonomy enhancement activity, it then decides that it's top priority is to protect itself from ...
by KrishnaK
22 Nov 2017 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 34
Views: 1045

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

That is why I am being scathing about all these predictions about swarms being game changers in war. If I was a developer working on AI in Amreeka, I would say such things simply to get the military interested and get funding. And with that funding something will develop and that devlopment may lea...
by KrishnaK
22 Nov 2017 07:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 901
Views: 110251

Re: Analyzing CPEC

The change in India's war plans from 1.5 wars to a full fledged 2 front war and the consequent raising of the MSC was done under the obsequious UPA. The intent was laudable but it lacked seriousness by denying any serious funding to take it forward. The UPA had hobbled the Forces completely with ch...
by KrishnaK
22 Nov 2017 02:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4983
Views: 415935

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The Indian Air Force’s Tyranny Of Arithmetic - Sanjay Badri-Maharaj There is no way for production of the Tejas – even if it were to reach 16 aircraft per annum – to replace those thirteen squadrons. If the IAF is not desirous of accepting more Tejas Mk.1 squadrons– although a compelling argument c...
by KrishnaK
21 Nov 2017 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4757
Views: 355277

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

China trades more with Australia than Russia. China - Russia trade is USD 80billion . China - Australia trade is AUS$ 155 billion ~ USD 118 billion . I hope you occasionally make more sense than the NYTimes. That is because if low oil price when Oil is at 50 % had the oil been in $100 that figure i...
by KrishnaK
20 Nov 2017 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 901
Views: 110251

Re: Analyzing CPEC

The black swan event for the hans and for the CPEC is Modi, like a bolt from the blue and far removed from the pliant, fearful and oily congi+manmohan whom the hans had well trained to be obsequious in their approach to Indo han relations. The IA in its new avatar under Modi cannot be trifled with....
by KrishnaK
19 Nov 2017 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4983
Views: 415935

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The whole idea of aircraft carriers may be outdated inside 5 years, if NoKo/cheen manage to hit the US fleet/ send them back empty-handed. Nothing is permanent. I don't see how to defend a large target like a supercarrier, from hypersonic-cruise missiles. What do hypersonic missiles bring that supe...
by KrishnaK
19 Nov 2017 03:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4736
Views: 414954

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Last official reports Official report? Care to post one official report on the PAKFA/FGFA here. JSF: The writing is on the wall but spin doctors can't seem to read it.Let's wait for the next Pentagon report shall we. Yeah would love to see the hundreds of billions spent on concurrency changes and y...
by KrishnaK
18 Nov 2017 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1949
Views: 110984

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

The question is why Australia should be involved -- I can buy the argument that if Australia becomes a supplier of nuclear raw material, then they are bringing something tangible to the table, and a quad arrangement would not be unreasonable. periaswwamy, for the following reasons, I suppose, in no...
by KrishnaK
17 Nov 2017 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1696
Views: 212055

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Rope in IITs and other educational institutions if you need to. We don't have a lack of brainpower in India. Rakesh this topic has come up before and I have to point out, with due respect to our IITs that they are simply (currently) not doing the sort of advanced post-graduate work that graduates g...
by KrishnaK
15 Nov 2017 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1696
Views: 212055

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Karan : Be wary of criticizing the IAF. The self appointed, moral police on BRF will jump on you! Air Marshals are allowed to trash local programs with nonsense claims, but those claims must never be questioned. Because we are not "aware" like them. We are just to blindly believe everythi...
by KrishnaK
14 Nov 2017 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4983
Views: 415935

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Simple solution Hakeem. Give order of 100 Tejas to Tata now. Let the private Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers partner with Tata to produce the fighter. Do same with AMCA, HJT-36 and HTT-40. Let HAL die. Replicating a phoren production line in India will do squat other than assembly. In the words...
by KrishnaK
06 Nov 2017 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 447
Views: 41021

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

The Indo-Pacific: What’s in a Name? - RORY MEDCALF Ghost wars: China’s lengthening shadow over Asia can be countered with an India-Japan-Australia-US quadrilateral - Indrani Bagchi China, ISIS threats get India, US together in Sri Lanka and Maldives India's more robust presence in countries like Sr...
by KrishnaK
06 Nov 2017 01:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4757
Views: 355277

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

KrishnaK: The saudis derived power from being THE swing producer of oil. They could and did cause the biggest economies to choke with their oil embargo. Now they're issuing an IPO. The saudis were also 100% welfare state that lavished free houses and weddings and scholarships abroad for the whole f...
by KrishnaK
05 Nov 2017 15:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4757
Views: 355277

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^^^"There is no Russia/China bloc. It's alliance based on undermining the US. It is not an alliance based on sustainable interests " "The larger Chinese goal is to dominate Eurasia, which means relegating Russia to a second-tier power." https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/opinion...
by KrishnaK
05 Nov 2017 14:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4757
Views: 355277

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

As The Dude in The Big Lebowski said: "that is just, like, your opinion, dude". You are making the assumption that the move away from oil will happen everywhere in short order, but that does not hold. Oil-producers would only lose their clout if the entire world moved away from oil --- cl...
by KrishnaK
05 Nov 2017 02:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4757
Views: 355277

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Krishnak: So ? How much of China trade is selling to western economies ? What happens when electricity steadily displaces oil. Why should that matter to a country that has enough and more oil to feed its oil-based vehicles? That is not a factor that plays into external trade. So what is the point y...
by KrishnaK
05 Nov 2017 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4757
Views: 355277

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Some more fancy economics eh Austin ? Show me countries doing well because of the China/Russia/Iran/Venezuela bloc. And Venezuela ? It's the textbook definition of an economic basket case - no wonder you like it :rotfl: It is about having alternative to USD , These countries would use Petro Yuan ba...
by KrishnaK
05 Nov 2017 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1696
Views: 212055

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Let me use the IAF's own arch enemy as a good example. The JF-17 was inducted as Block 1 in the PAF, PAC Kamra has finished production of Block 1 (50 aircraft order) and are now making the Block 2 variant (16 aircraft production run per year). With blueprints from China, they are now designing Bloc...
by KrishnaK
03 Nov 2017 04:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4757
Views: 355277

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia China bloc is a good thing , World need alternate to USD and Euro and Chinese Renminbi backed by Russian , Iran and Venezeula and CSTO/CIS energy resources would be a positive development, eventually OPEC too will support it due to its trading base with China Renminbi has already got reserve...
by KrishnaK
30 Oct 2017 02:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 763462

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

If India is not being given a central role of funding these projects (or cannot afford a central role), what makes you so sure that India will have any leverage on these countries down the line? Japan I can understand. But USA and Australia are the same aholes supporting the Pakis currently, and tr...
by KrishnaK
27 Oct 2017 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3637
Views: 544767

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

The GOI can never fund that many engine companies, I know. But I don’t want it to. I want the private sector to fight for government contracts so that HAL can get some competition and create that churning eco-system that can wring out efficiencies and drive innovation. A government monopoly like HA...
by KrishnaK
23 Oct 2017 03:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 520
Views: 35589

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Bangladesh is India's most critical neigbour. It is extremely important that Bangladesh not get alienated from India. It has not and IMO will not behave the same as Pakistan. Smaller countries almost always have grievances against their bigger neighbours. That does not turn it into a Pakistan which ...
by KrishnaK
22 Oct 2017 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2140
Views: 143281

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Philip wrote: But if we do so and our enemies benefit with large sales of affordable Ru. weapons let's not b*tch about RU. in the future.
Then why all the b*tching about US selling Pakistan weaponry when we didn't buy any from them ? Just one example of the absurdities in your post.
by KrishnaK
22 Oct 2017 06:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3525
Views: 165334

Re: Internal Security Watch

All this is window dressing. Nothing will happen. China and US are joined at hip.economically and culturally. Try to list all US elites with Chinese origin wives. Then the missionaries in China Yes seems very true, see the venom against Russia but the Saudis+ Chinese get away scot free, this the ma...
by KrishnaK
20 Oct 2017 00:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 961
Views: 59093

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

You need a sound economy based on economic principle where debt is balanced by Growth , You cannot go into unlimited money printing and hope that it works , All these countries are doing is creating a fertile ground for hyperinflation in the future when bubble cracks and their bond and stock market...
by KrishnaK
19 Oct 2017 11:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 1512
Views: 94792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

A different reality I once interviewed Gen Musharraf towards the end of his time in power. That very morning the papers had an opinion poll showing his unpopularity. I asked him about it. One of his aides looked alarmed and started secretly signalling me to change the subject. I soon discovered why...
by KrishnaK
19 Oct 2017 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 1512
Views: 94792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Drone strikes in Pak-Afghan border region reflect changing moods in Washington A recent New York Times report claimed that the Trump administration — which launched a new South Asia strategy in August — is now revising the US policy for drones as well. In subsequent reports, other media outlets sta...
by KrishnaK
04 Oct 2017 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 45
Views: 3079

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

4. The colonial institutions of the IAS/IPS were used to run the country with almost no substantive reform and as time passed, naturally a system designed for exploitation changed from exploitation for the colonial master to exploitation for the system - Indian politicians and bureaucrats.That is w...
by KrishnaK
03 Oct 2017 01:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4571
Views: 397945

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Pause before you leap - Sajjid Z. Chinoy So what’s accentuated the slowdown in the last three quarters? Much stronger import growth! Imports contracted almost five per cent in the year before demonetisation, in real terms. Since demonetisation, they have been growing at 13 per cent. The increase is...
by KrishnaK
30 Sep 2017 02:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7675
Views: 515435

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

There are two issues here. 1. The RBI governor's independence on monetary policy which helps to balance the two sometimes conflicting goals - price stability and growth. I agree with RR that price stabilty is more important in India. Our problems are supply side not lack of demand. So growth with c...
by KrishnaK
28 Sep 2017 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1692
Views: 80131

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Krishna Saar, what is a strategic defence partnership then for? :) To the best of my knowledge, it is India that has resisted closer military relations with the US. Access to top shelf hardware without alliance strings, is exactly what India wants. IMO an alliance is neither possible not desirable,...

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