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by Cain Marko
22 Sep 2019 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1082
Views: 306076

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

Where is the bigger order for the mk1 from the IAF? this is seriously aggravating. :evil:
by Cain Marko
22 Sep 2019 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 76174

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Order 125 mk1s and 200mk1a and be done with it. Make AMCA lite MWF. My fear is that MWF as it currently stands will see tareekh pey tareekh from the stakeholders concerned and then a final token order like the mk1..
by Cain Marko
21 Sep 2019 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430124

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Project-18 class destroyers will have following armaments Ballistic missiles and hypersonic Bramhos-II: I'm skeptical regarding the technologies pointed out in the article like the Laser CIWS and Railguns, but adding ballistic missiles to a DDG? That I find really hard to swallow. Ballistic missile...
by Cain Marko
21 Sep 2019 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2363
Views: 351673

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

This will become OT here (even if it is about the UK and not the USA), but just to mention - the numbers for the USA (the reported numbers, not including prison rapes) are estimated to be about 1/6th of the real figure. So overall - USA has about 16X the (reported) rate of sexual abuse/ rape as Ind...
by Cain Marko
21 Sep 2019 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1082
Views: 306076

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

Far more important than politicians taking an occasional ride in the Tejas, I'd like to see an additional order of 2-3 sqds of the bird (Mk1) until the Mk1A comes out completely ready.
by Cain Marko
20 Sep 2019 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1874

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

Couple of questions:
1. Are Indian p8s capable of using the slammer? Have these been purchased along with the harpoons?
2. What about the sea guardian purchase? Still on?
by Cain Marko
20 Sep 2019 09:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 406112

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Isn't there some bad weather headed for the Houston area? Any chance the event will be affected?
by Cain Marko
18 Sep 2019 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491367

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

There had to be some way to procure more Netra, this is beyond stupid at this point..
by Cain Marko
18 Sep 2019 11:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 35039

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

All this ultra sophisticated oth targeting capable drone bijnes is fine and dandy, but what's all the gunfire about? Wtp are they shooting at?
by Cain Marko
15 Sep 2019 02:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347780

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Petition by academics and civil society members to rescind Gates Foundation award for PM Modi. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/gates-foundation-criticised-award-indian-pm-modi-190913093713879.html Who are these people? Shouldn't there be a counter petition? This reminds of the Visa denial pet...
by Cain Marko
14 Sep 2019 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 406112

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

If folks are really interested in changing narrative about India, they need to create third party institutes that collect data about tsp and anti India forces at large and bring out reports that are then consumed by msm. GOI should be funding this and academics in the US sympathetic to the cause nee...
by Cain Marko
07 Sep 2019 05:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247863

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

why cant we go back to doing in AFg what we did before 2011 We did not have a standing army there, but enough 'advisors' and supporters in Northern Alliance to keep tsp busy.. Post 2001, What we did have there was a massive US and NATO presence that allowed us to cultivate Afghani goodwill. All tha...
by Cain Marko
07 Sep 2019 05:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247863

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Sir, this was my thinking too.... Why is India so shy about taking it's proper place in region, let alone the world. Cain ji, how/what do you envision is India’s place in the region? Even if Akhand Bharath is your vision, going through AFG will not help the cause. Us going to AFG will only unite AF...
by Cain Marko
07 Sep 2019 04:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1997
Views: 217291

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Why not? You just need something which exerts a vertical upward force of 5/6 times that of weight of the lander. For example, in a tethered experiment, you can use a helium balloon. Helium balloons will not work in vacuum as the way you think.. it will only increase the weight of the lander (+ mass...
by Cain Marko
07 Sep 2019 04:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141217

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Thank you Admiral Saar for the most informative and extensive post. Your time and effort are much appreciated and so is the point you have made. Rest assured, I understand and agree with the general sentiment about priorities such as mpas, subs etc over and above massive carriers, and have often arg...
by Cain Marko
07 Sep 2019 03:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247863

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Deansji, can you post a link to the paper if it is open access? Only a 2 page summary (dealing with Pak) is open source. I've been asked not to share the rest of it (50 odd pages). Suffice to say parts of it have been taken seriously by our national security establishment. The link is here. https:/...
by Cain Marko
07 Sep 2019 03:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247863

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

USA and USSR operated hundreds of miles away from their core and had some vested national interests which they achieved. They were never in a danger of losing their country, culture or economy. India is! And this is our own neighborhood., if not for India then who else will do this job? Someone mus...
by Cain Marko
07 Sep 2019 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1997
Views: 217291

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Iirc they had the speed down to 48kmps..
by Cain Marko
07 Sep 2019 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1997
Views: 217291

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Comms are on
by Cain Marko
07 Sep 2019 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1997
Views: 217291

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Hey someone's receiving data
by Cain Marko
07 Sep 2019 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1997
Views: 217291

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

WHAT IS GOING ON? I'm not watching anymore... Can't take it...
by Cain Marko
06 Sep 2019 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317825

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Not to mention RCS is very dynamic thing in a combat environment and aircraft would be 3D object constantly changing its trajectory in flight and height. It would be sparsely if even possible to present your lowest RCS area to an oponent radar in a combat scenario involving many versus many in the ...
by Cain Marko
06 Sep 2019 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247863

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Re: Afghanistan. I had written a paper on the subject and done business there in the past. In brief: A military deployment is undesirable for the reasons other posters have mentioned. If it has to be be done, it should be under the following circumstances: - Unhindered access to Chabahar, the railw...
by Cain Marko
06 Sep 2019 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247863

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Read my posts again. I'm not saying that India should jump into this without first securing supply routes. And therein lies the rub. How do you go about "securing supply routes"? 1. We do not have PoK under our control, so a route is not possible. 2. A route through Peshawar is out of que...
by Cain Marko
06 Sep 2019 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141217

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

If it is all imagery and photo ops, then a US carrier in Indian colors makes all the more sense. Nothing like a 100K ton behemoth anchored off the beach to make the natives go all shocknawe. I mean the IN has been doing this for decades now. Even when it was a lot poorer than it is today.
by Cain Marko
06 Sep 2019 08:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247863

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Ultimately folks have to make up their mind. Bhai chahtey Kya ho? Is Akhand Bharat and global power center mission just talk or something more? If yes, how do you plan to achieve it? A. Screw Afghanistan deployment and do Aarpaar ladhai when time is right. If it ever is. Or B. Screw Afghanistan dep...
by Cain Marko
06 Sep 2019 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141217

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

PS: The advent of ER Brahmos, BMos-H and possibly acquisition of Kalibir SSMs and Nirbhay, both with ranges in excess of 1500km in the next decade would be another challenge to large CBGs, being detected by a cocktail of surveillance assets including marsats. The CBGs operating in the IOR with limi...
by Cain Marko
06 Sep 2019 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141217

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Now there is a wise investment Cain-ji . Super wise investment. Rather than waste money on a used carrier, spend them on some swanky new P-8Is and UAVs. I know this will never happen, but that Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton is sweet! Ahem. I will now conveniently ignore the obverse of that statement...
by Cain Marko
06 Sep 2019 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141217

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

High time...
by Cain Marko
06 Sep 2019 04:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430124

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Yeah I think that was the one. Guess it's a bit dated....
by Cain Marko
06 Sep 2019 04:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430124

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Saar, one would assume that since Boeing (like Dassault) is eager to win the contest for 57 carrier borne fighters....this lend-lease agreement theory would have cropped up much, much earlier by Boeing or the US Govt itself. We are now nearing the end of the third quarter of 2019. Who knows in what...
by Cain Marko
06 Sep 2019 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430124

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The nuclear deal seems to have worked out well enough for India right? So why not similar give and take on other issues. If cismoa can be made into comcasa, why not other deals be struck? Btw, what is current situation with CAATSA? Nobody seems to be really complaining? Frankly, if India can get a u...
by Cain Marko
06 Sep 2019 03:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247863

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Can't talks be reopened and a corridor to Afghanistan via GB be secured via some US pressure? Trump will come out smelling like a rose, tsp will pretend to have succeeded in bringing international pressure on yindoos, and India will get a route to Afghanistan and Central Asia. Kashmir will see peace...
by Cain Marko
06 Sep 2019 02:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247863

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Exactly. We will be in Afghanistan only for Pakis sake and I do not see us being there for any other reason. It will be much more practical for us to tackle pakis by other ways without desi boots on the ground in AFG and in the process lose our hard earned but minimal influence in AFG while also ge...
by Cain Marko
05 Sep 2019 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247863

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Only way forward for India is to have heavy armed forces (Army, Air forces everywhere in Afghanistan and Navy at Chahbahar) in Aghanistan !!! That will fix once and for all in Bhartiya Jambudweep aka Indian Subcontinent!!! Increasingly one feels that this is the way. Seems a safer bet than taking a...
by Cain Marko
05 Sep 2019 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247863

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

He should perhaps keep his mouth shut on such sensitive matters. This moron is doing his best to damage GOI negotiating position. And has an army of useful idiots who think he is the greatest. Moron or not, the man has singlehandedly done more damage to corruption and bif than most. Not to mention ...
by Cain Marko
05 Sep 2019 20:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 925
Views: 157902

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

I don't see how it works in India's favor to talk with the bunnies? Really? All indications are that as soon as the bunnies consolidate in Afghanistan, all attention will turn to Hindustan. The tsp and isi will have a free hand. Kashmir will feel the heat. Rather take the fight far from home and tig...
by Cain Marko
05 Sep 2019 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317825

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

They were not forthcoming with their design experience and choices. They were guarded to let even IAF officers access to the bird. India was looking for a chance to codesign. There was no chance of that. The Main Reason why IAF did not go for FGFA was cost , The cost of Co-development , TOT , Lic P...
by Cain Marko
05 Sep 2019 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247863

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

vimal wrote:He should perhaps keep his mouth shut on such sensitive matters.

Why?
by Cain Marko
05 Sep 2019 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2371
Views: 388874

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

Does anyone know for sure how many rafales the Egyptians are getting. It seems they have two orders of 36 each plus mig 35s. How are they affording this...

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