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by KrishnaK
09 Sep 2018 04:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 155
Views: 10944

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

The US's transactional penchant for frequent vocal and public demonstrations of loyalty by the recipients of its largesse can be very off putting. It betrays a complete lack of cultural sensitivity and also raises the bogey of the ugly american that is a surefire relationship killer. ..... The US a...
by KrishnaK
09 Sep 2018 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 155
Views: 10944

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

A simplistic view, but I will say it, all the same. They helped us when no one else was willing to do so. Our ties go back decades. We owe them much, especially for their unwavering support in the UNSC. We should stand by them, just as they did with us, and for as long as we can. We were aligned wi...
by KrishnaK
06 Sep 2018 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 155
Views: 10944

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A trap or Unshackling

It is little known that the Indian Navy’s US-built P-8Is played a key role in keeping tabs on the major India-China military stand-off in the Doklam region of Bhutan last year. But it took Washington’s sharing of intelligence of Chinese troop movements during the stand-off that proved to close the ...
by KrishnaK
09 Aug 2018 09:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 442
Views: 31076

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Kakarat: For Your Reading Pleasure :) The military-industrial complex is booming in Trump's America: Don Pittis https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/whitehouse-trump-afghanistan-economy-1.4258762 The U.S. Still Leans on the Military-Industrial Complex https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/business/economy...
by KrishnaK
09 Aug 2018 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 442
Views: 31076

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

I think you have not understood his point, For the US to maintain its Military strength it needs military industrial complex, To maintain its military industrial complex it needs to spend a lot and to justify the huge spending it needs or at least show a strong enemy. Maintaining the military indus...
by KrishnaK
09 Aug 2018 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 442
Views: 31076

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

I think you have not understood his point... Do not bother Kakarat :) He cannot even answer one simple question (despite him making the claim!) ---> Since you brought up the point that signing CISMOA helps both parties enormously, please illustrate how CISMOA helps India. We are doing just fine wit...
by KrishnaK
09 Aug 2018 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 442
Views: 31076

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

A very well known move quote from the movie, The Good Shepherd . https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0343737/quotes Valentin Mironov #2: Soviet power is a myth. Great show. There are no spare parts. Nothing is working, nothing, it's nothing but painted rust. But you need to keep the Russian myth alive to ...
by KrishnaK
07 Aug 2018 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 442
Views: 31076

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Oh my! Not the same old China threat narrative again. Admiral Sunil Lanba threw that theory of " guess if US and/or Japan will intervene on India's behalf or the other way around " out the window, when he said that the Quad does not have a military angle to it. Also during Doklam, when th...
by KrishnaK
04 Aug 2018 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 442
Views: 31076

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Knowledge of keys (i'm assuming these are ones used for encryption) and knowledge of backdoors have nothing to do with each other Oh well very much , You can always share the keys and say its encrypted and safe ( that applies to commercial and military propietary technology ) since you have the cod...
by KrishnaK
04 Aug 2018 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 442
Views: 31076

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

If what you are claiming is true - that the US cannot trivially read encrypted communications - there would be no need for endless negotiations with the US, which have been going on for more than a decade (if not more) over COMCASA/CISMOA. The very fact that the term CISMOA got changed to COMCASA, ...
by KrishnaK
02 Aug 2018 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 442
Views: 31076

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

India need not install those data-links on all US sourced platforms either. Or disable them as needed if they do choose to have them installed on some. The issue arises if it is installed on even one platform. There is no need for encrypted communication to be monitored by someone else. We are buyi...
by KrishnaK
01 Aug 2018 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 442
Views: 31076

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Isn't that what I said above? COMCASA will be for the US equipment i.e. AH-64, CH-47, C-130, C-17, etc. I did not say that India will be installing those communication links everywhere. From where did you get that? :lol: India need not install those data-links on all US sourced platforms either. Or...
by KrishnaK
01 Aug 2018 00:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 442
Views: 31076

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

COMCASA will be for US equipment i.e. Armed Drones, C-130, C-17, AH-64, CH-47, etc. Disappointing news. Did not expect this from the Modi Govt. Looks like the Modi Govt doesn't think singing Hum Honge Kamiyaab is good enough insurance against China and interoperability with US & its allies like...
by KrishnaK
26 Jul 2018 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2738
Views: 449492

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The strain will be the same as the 7th’s if they do the same thing in the Americas. Likely much worse because Venezuela or Cuba facilities will be far less built up than Japan’s. My guess is the SYRE chinis will never attempt this. It takes a TFTA warrior mindset to operate at a rival’s doorstep. C...
by KrishnaK
26 Jun 2018 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 442
Views: 31076

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

When the Indian Navy bought the P-8I maritime aircraft, Boeing supplied it without CISMOA-safeguarded voice and data channels --- called Data Link-11 and Link-16 --- through which the P-8I alerts friendly naval forces about enemy submarines. Link-11 and 16 are using withing NATO forces for interope...
by KrishnaK
24 Jun 2018 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3579
Views: 455268

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The apaches have come at over 100 million per aircraft. How much is the additional payload again? I believe it's the electronics and software. It is excellent at detecting and killing tanks en-masse. From AH-64D Apache Longbow Flight Report - by Carlo Kopp Prior to this flight I was a little scepti...
by KrishnaK
20 Jun 2018 11:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1444
Views: 183131

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Arguing both that shale production is pricier and that if shale output were significant enough to sway prices, oil would be at a low $40 is self-contradictory and absurd. OPEC calls on US shale oil producers to accept 'shared responsibility' of slashing global supply North American shale drillers ha...
by KrishnaK
11 Jun 2018 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 182040

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

But as you say, they are not racist at all. Heh heh, how quickly people forget that slavery in the US and apartheid in South Africa - two of the most egregious examples of the hatred of man for his fellow man simply for the difference in their skin color - were both initiated, enabled and perpetuat...
by KrishnaK
17 May 2018 10:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2041
Views: 311999

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I had this question in my mind , Why do we have to peg Rupee against a Dollar or Euro , Why cant RBI or GOI just ban these exchange rates and create a fixed exchange rates , Like why cant Rupee just be fixed Rs 40 against USD and why it has to be 68 ? If exporter want hard currency they can directl...
by KrishnaK
12 Apr 2018 04:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4123
Views: 193183

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

I am not writing US off. I am stating some facts which I can back with data. Everything US does has the basis on oil. Why did Kissinger-Adams do a petro dollar deal with Saudi Arabia? Did you know every calorie of food produced is US has 10 calories of oil in it. Did arm sales happen with a need to...
by KrishnaK
09 Apr 2018 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 182040

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

For exactly the same reasons that businesses go there. They can expect the courts to be independent of the ruling dispensation. Nobody goes to Moscow or Beijing, not even the children of the CPI leaders - Sitaram Yechuri's daughter lives in the UK ? Bullsh1t. They go to the UK because they know the...
by KrishnaK
09 Apr 2018 21:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4123
Views: 193183

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Japan's economic miracle Since the late 1990s, the growth in Japan’s real GDP per head has outperformed every other major economy. And unlike other major economies, income inequality in Japan has not increased, remaining amongst the lowest in the developed world The article says given Japan's worki...
by KrishnaK
23 Mar 2018 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 182040

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Then why do so many scamsters like the the Mallyas and Modis make a beeline for the UK and US to squat and enjoy their loot? They're not squatting in Moscow or Beijing! For exactly the same reasons that businesses go there. They can expect the courts to be independent of the ruling dispensation. No...
by KrishnaK
23 Mar 2018 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 182040

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Yaaas.Britain welcomed the Ruusian scamsters and looters who fled afeared of Putin weilding the big stick.Briatin loves the sewer rats from all over the globe who fill their banks with their ill-gotten gains, granting even convicted crimials and spies convicted of treason politcal asylum in the bar...
by KrishnaK
17 Mar 2018 12:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 182040

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

KK, you are right on many points.The USSR did collapse thanks to its internal contradictions.Putin has brought back stability to Russia in every sphere, but does acknowledge- watch his interview , that much has to be done in Russia , especially economically to reduce thd inequality gap.The West is ...
by KrishnaK
17 Mar 2018 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2476
Views: 178483

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

In return, the polite Hindus reciprocate with "hilsa" politics by studiously avoiding all references to beedi muslim genocide of the Hindu population. Exterminate Hindus at home and migrate to India for livelihood and better prospects. in return, India will continue to shower it's bounty ...
by KrishnaK
16 Mar 2018 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 182040

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Theresa May without any hard evidence to substantiate her conclusions, is expelling over 20 Ru diplomats.Plus, and they will not be missed at all, no UK politicos and royals will attend the World Cup.Activities of suspicious Russians will be curtailed , etc., etc. But the facts as of now are that t...
by KrishnaK
14 Mar 2018 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 182040

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Bart S wrote:Britain has reportedly 'Given the Kremlin 2 days to explain'. I wonder what they will be able to do if the Russians continue to show them the finger. Get drunk and start a football riot? :lol: :oops:
What happens if the British start doing the same ? We've seen how this confrontation ends before.
by KrishnaK
13 Mar 2018 11:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2476
Views: 178483

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

The only half-decent neighbour India has is Sheikh Hasina's Bangladesh. and yet the average beedi public sentiment is against India and the infiltration continues unabated. Nobody likes their much bigger neighbour, especially one that surrounds their country on 3 sides. India has not been able to m...
by KrishnaK
11 Mar 2018 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1088
Views: 163158

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Rakesh wrote:India & France In Talks For 36 More Rafales?
https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/03 ... fales.html
Heaven sent, if it goes through !
by KrishnaK
03 Mar 2018 15:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2476
Views: 178483

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Hope Zia is debarred from contesting elections by their court and her party splits into two so that Sheikh Hasina comes to power for another term and consolidate the gains her country has made in the regional relationships. Not much to choose there. Its six of one and half a dozen of the other. The...
by KrishnaK
24 Feb 2018 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 670
Views: 72616

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

this govt cannot envisage a 20b deal of any nature with 2019 elections looming. the next govt whoever it is will keep kicking the ball down the court. There's always the possibility that some bipartisan consensus is reached. Incidentally from this previously posted article On the reasons for not ba...
by KrishnaK
23 Feb 2018 22:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 218747

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 Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 530411

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 Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 530411

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: 2153
Views: 205754

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...

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