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by Cain Marko
20 Apr 2019 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 134848

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Will they but more fulcrums now? Or are the current 45 enough for both vikad and Vikrant?
by Cain Marko
20 Apr 2019 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19866

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

The IAF has never really gone for major upgrades with platforms where OEM still offers upgrades and the bird is stillll active in home forces. No way that the Russians don't get this deal imho. But it may take time since there is no real rush as Negi had said. They'll probably wait and see what happ...
by Cain Marko
20 Apr 2019 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 184361

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

As per news reports this was the last development trial of the missile. Maybe the missile ie ready for production. This particular test was designed to check flight at low altitudes. https://thediplomat.com/2019/02/india-to-test-fire-nuclear-capable-nirbhay-cruise-missile-in-april/ WTH? how did I m...
by Cain Marko
20 Apr 2019 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19866

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

gven that the MC is Indian, I wonder what stops us if we want to ? of course the russians would want their pound of flesh and might balk at integrating their latest & greatest AAM's with israeli radar. The basic issue is power. If you want range >> than Bars (which BTW can match many of the fig...
by Cain Marko
20 Apr 2019 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 139932

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

^better than mirage 2000 which was around 1800km iirc on internal fuel. Of course they don't point out to the ferry range load out in the above slides. But I'm assuming it is on internal fuel only.

Note mk1a could have better range than mk1 if they manage to bring down it's weight as proposed.
by Cain Marko
19 Apr 2019 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384390

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

rohitvats wrote:The crash site in AM Chopra's map is incorrect. This is because Nowshera has been marked wrong on the map. It is south of the location shown on the map.

Hey Rohit, good to see you back! Missed your informative and straightforward posts.
by Cain Marko
18 Apr 2019 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117620

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I think Suraj made a post earlier in the thread with data that kinda disproves that in the Indian context. The correlation simply wasn't there. Here is that post . There are a few more in that context in that thread and the next one. Generally speaking, turnout isn't a correlating factor. However, ...
by Cain Marko
18 Apr 2019 07:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117620

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Read somewhere that voter turnout is directly corelated to anti incumbency... At least in India and the US. What kind of figures do we have so far?
by Cain Marko
17 Apr 2019 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532903

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

^I don't buy that. The shivaliks are as modern as they get, why just order 3? And when the forces are getting frickin top heavy by the day, you need to make up numbers with some lighter dalroti stuff. Case in point is the Tejas. Why the hell couldn't there be an order for 125 mk1s? The bird is as go...
by Cain Marko
17 Apr 2019 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3725
Views: 650699

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190413_04/ SDF scrambles in FY2018 2nd highest on record Japan's Defense Ministry says the number of times Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets were scrambled in fiscal 2018 was the second-highest on record. The ministry says that in the year that ended in M...
by Cain Marko
17 Apr 2019 12:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532903

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Order at least 3 more netras even if they are restricted for use on the low altitude regions. They'll free up the 5 phalcons to watch over Tibet. It is frustrating to see this piecemeal ordering...3 of this and 3 of that. Ditto with shivaliks, Tejas, Astra. If it is a matter of keeping tech upgrades...
by Cain Marko
17 Apr 2019 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2634
Views: 259767

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I've been hearing of this mythical 10% figure for a long time. I'll believe it when i see it. You’re post reflects a lack of understanding of the math. The growth rate numbers reported in the news are real GDP growth rates . The rate at which the economy actually grows is the nominal growth rate. T...
by Cain Marko
16 Apr 2019 14:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2634
Views: 259767

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I've been hearing of this mythical 10% figure for a long time. I'll believe it when i see it.
by Cain Marko
16 Apr 2019 14:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117620

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Saw the interview... Typical Muslim narrative and that's hard to change. But then again it's not like non Muslims haven't lost faith in modi sarkar either. Seems to me like stalwarts Hindus criticize him for not doing enough, e.g. Ram Temple or article 375. And Muslims are as usual.... Suspicious, b...
by Cain Marko
16 Apr 2019 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163736

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

So now they can watch the show but that ain't gonna stop the blow. All the more painful as you watch it from various angles and slowmo.

Anyway, they'll need the extra erieye airframes especially after the s400 comes in... Heh
by Cain Marko
14 Apr 2019 07:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117620

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

You'd think. But the numbers are not looking very good from stricken areas in marsthwada for example. Recent reports state over 200 farmer suicides since January. In many areas such as Solapur water scarcity is a major issue. 2 hours of water supply for the whole week is what I'm hearing. Even Pune...
by Cain Marko
14 Apr 2019 01:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117620

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The point is not about votes. It's about sympathy from locals and natives. Even the die hard MNS supporters will vote SS and not Congress. Yes i think so too. As a lesser of evils type thing. But the massive popular support from 2014 for the bjp Sena combine, which was largely a result of modis pop...
by Cain Marko
14 Apr 2019 01:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117620

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

If Maharashtra doesn't fetch seats the same as last time, BJP is in trouble. I'm not sure if Fadnis did much in regards to farmers. In MH areas, North of Telagana, might have same farmer troubles as in T. Marathas, which are a significant caste group in MH were classified as backward per their dema...
by Cain Marko
14 Apr 2019 01:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117620

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Karthik S wrote:
Cain Marko wrote:Things won't be too easy for BJP in parts of Maharashtra, i hear Marathi manoos is not too happy. MNS us actively campaigning against them too.


Well if MNS has that much say, whey are they not contesting?

The point is not about votes. It's about sympathy from locals and natives.
by Cain Marko
13 Apr 2019 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117620

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Things won't be too easy for BJP in parts of Maharashtra, i hear Marathi manoos is not too happy. MNS us actively campaigning against them too.
by Cain Marko
13 Apr 2019 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 932
Views: 111759

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

^The ridiculous inefficiencies in the procurement system is downright criminal, no bloody accountability.
The Navy still doesn't have the mine sweepers...
by Cain Marko
09 Apr 2019 03:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384390

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

^ guy should be checked by the various agencies in terms of his funding and sources...
by Cain Marko
09 Apr 2019 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

UlanBatori and AmberG , please stop responding to each other in this thread. Your fight is threatening to derail this thread. Put each other on the ignore list if you want and then continue engaging with others. Agreed. Folks - Unless the the question is directly addressed to me, or continuing/clar...
by Cain Marko
09 Apr 2019 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

The message was to Pakis, and it was clearly that there is an existing BMD infrastructure , so don't even think of trying anything. Pleej to phorgive impertinent question but why not just conduct an ABM test then? Message would be a lot clearer no? It is a very carefully nuanced message, and I hope...
by Cain Marko
08 Apr 2019 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19866

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

^ yes. It would be a serious waste if loads of Astra are not ordered. I guessed it was derby on the Jag because of the Israeli radar. Didn't know they could integrate Astra on the 2052. One more thing.. There is very little news of more r77 procurement unlike the r27s. Could this mean that the AF wi...
by Cain Marko
08 Apr 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 184361

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Still no word on Nirbhay... Hoping things are in motion for good news this month
by Cain Marko
07 Apr 2019 13:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117620

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

nautanki begins.. Vote against BJP, say 600 theatre artists in letter More than 600 theatre personalities, including Amol Palekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad and Usha Ganguli , have signed a letter asking people to "vote Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies" out of power, arguing th...
by Cain Marko
06 Apr 2019 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384390

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

nvishal wrote:The PAFs refusal of acknowledgement indicates that it might have been the jf17 that went down, not the f16. The J17s frame is a cross(copy) between the f16/18 riding on an old engine.

Arrey Bhai, the IAF had already stated that it was an f16 that was shot down. Why are you second guessing?
by Cain Marko
06 Apr 2019 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 719
Views: 106018

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Frankly, I think India should reasonably consider a full blown US carrier replete with US fighters as a bulwark against China in the east provided of course the US doesn't hope for too much commercial gain from such a deal. Offer it at friendship prices. Best the Russians at their game. Say a refurb...
by Cain Marko
05 Apr 2019 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384390

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

From TOI journalist Rajat pandit on twitter "Apart from electronic signatures captured by IAF’s Phalcon AWACS, Indian ground forces confirmed sightings of two parachutes coming down at Sabi Kot and Tandar, separates by 8-10 kn" Heh. I was wondering when these electronic signature would be...
by Cain Marko
05 Apr 2019 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19866

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Karan M wrote:
Cain Marko wrote:Interesting that they conceive of the Jag Max as carryng 2 x bvr. Something I had wished for some years ago. I guess the aesa makes this possible. Probly still be derby.


It's the Astra.

Thanks Karan, that's great news. Is this a done deal in terms of the iaf ordering said variant?
by Cain Marko
05 Apr 2019 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19866

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Singha wrote:Asraam is a low end bvr of sorts .
Good for a parting shot to slip away from interceptors

Asraams are overwing, I'm taken by the BVRAAMs hanging on the out board pylons. That's clearly mentioned as bvr, asrasm won't cut it as soon out n out bvraam.
by Cain Marko
05 Apr 2019 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2634
Views: 259767

Re: Understanding the US - Again

a country that gave the world thomas jefferson, lincoln (still upheld as a gold std among POTUSes) and the two roosevelts, now reduced to scraping bottom drawer inventory with a sole dharmic TG in the fray . even DT is shining knight compared to some of the sith lords that are entering the fray. wh...
by Cain Marko
05 Apr 2019 08:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 19866

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Interesting that they conceive of the Jag Max as carryng 2 x bvr. Something I had wished for some years ago. I guess the aesa makes this possible. Probly still be derby.
by Cain Marko
31 Mar 2019 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2634
Views: 259767

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UlanBatori wrote:Error in my post. My source updated me. May deadline, and crossed 50K so far. But hope there is strong participation in that 65K from YY.

She'll easily make the debate stage. After that it'll be hard. She is extremely popular with progressives.... Jimmy Dore etc...
by Cain Marko
29 Mar 2019 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 184361

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karthik S wrote:Why would PM convey this message?

Especially after all that drama of special address to the nation, making people wait for 30 minutes... Total media blitz and dikhawa imho.

It would have worked just as well if treated like an agni launch.
by Cain Marko
27 Mar 2019 14:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT test

Thanks Karan, that article provided great context. Seems like the timing was key... You are welcome. Its a great article and IMHO points out each and every point because of which we *had* to do this test. I hope the current GOI, before May, takes many more such far-reaching steps and stands, so irr...
by Cain Marko
27 Mar 2019 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT test

by Cain Marko
27 Mar 2019 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT test

Great News. couldn't control my emotions after hearing about it. As per me its almost as good as nuclear tests in terms of validating our capability in real scenario. Good man. You get the import! https://idsa.in/idsacomments/ShouldIndiaConductanASATTestNow_alele_110712 [b]Should India Conduct an A...
by Cain Marko
27 Mar 2019 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT test

Seriously? If India can shoot down missiles why is a satellite any more difficult? Why now is the big question? Feint to China? The US can shoot down missiles too, but they still tested asat Ditto for Russia Ditto got China And they all announced it Obviously its a capability that all these nations...

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