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by Cain Marko
06 Dec 2018 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179387

Re: Understanding the US - Again

What do peepuls think of 2020 candidates from donkey side... I've heard murmers about everyone from killary,, komal Kamal, and injun Warren to beta rookie, boodha Sanders and classy Tulsi wanting to get in on the action.
by Cain Marko
06 Dec 2018 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144372

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

I say they just buy out the fulcrum design with full tooling, and ipr. Switch the engines plus radar and use the bird for mrca and Navy needs. Ideally kaveri and uttam in commonality to a mass produced LCA. The design hAS potential but yes debugging will be needed.a run of 200 units between the two...
by Cain Marko
06 Dec 2018 10:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 261
Views: 30443

Re: European Union: Positive News

white semi-rural murica might erupt in similar fashion if you make petrol as costly as EU or worse, attempt to confiscate their guns and put strict controls on ownership. on second thought, add raising prices of alcohol to that list. America has one more avenue for revenues that the EU had already ...
by Cain Marko
06 Dec 2018 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615671

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Sure hope the Kaveri is available by then...kuch jugaad with Snecma perhaps.
by Cain Marko
04 Dec 2018 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144372

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

I say they just buy out the fulcrum design with full tooling, and ipr. Switch the engines plus radar and use the bird for mrca and Navy needs. Ideally kaveri and uttam in commonality to a mass produced LCA. The design hAS potential but yes debugging will be needed.a run of 200 units between the two ...
by Cain Marko
03 Dec 2018 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527366

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Any reason why our radars are named after the nakshatras, what is the connection I'm missing? Or do they plan to have 27 different types/programs?
by Cain Marko
03 Dec 2018 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1994
Views: 364205

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I understand that she might be of the congi cabal, but werent the leaders at that time aar paar ladhai Waley NDA? More like an integral part and parcel of the dilli lutyens club and time/circumstances permitting, part time "aar paar ladhai waley". Recall if you will saar, how a particular...
by Cain Marko
03 Dec 2018 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615671

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

SaiK wrote:
Cain Marko wrote:Just to clarify... Even if these SPs are still not foc standard, they are still bvr capable, right?

What range and target RCS?

We are still with 2032 and 50km capable derby.

All in time Saar but much better than original spec IOC if no bvr capability at all.
by Cain Marko
02 Dec 2018 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615671

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Indranil wrote:
Cain Marko wrote:Just to clarify... Even if these SPs are still not foc standard, they are still bvr capable, right?

Yes sir. Tejas engaged in BVR exercises in Gaganshakti.

Thank you Indranil, that is good news.
by Cain Marko
02 Dec 2018 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 573
Views: 82203

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Thanks Viv, but dassault is working on a solution right? Just like Boeing. I can see that perhaps Boeing has a better chance but why count the raffle out completely? Did you read the bit about detatchable wing tips? In war tempo setting, does the IN have time to attach wing tips on a carrier deck a...
by Cain Marko
02 Dec 2018 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615671

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Just to clarify... Even if these SPs are still not foc standard, they are still bvr capable, right?
by Cain Marko
02 Dec 2018 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 573
Views: 82203

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

saar why is rafale out? Failure to Launch The real ‘show stopper’ for the entire MRCBF requirement, however, is the configuration of IAC-1. Unlike Vikramaditya, and like most contemporary carriers, the aircraft lifts on IAC-1 are positioned on the starboard edge of the deck allowing longer aircraft...
by Cain Marko
02 Dec 2018 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1994
Views: 364205

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

chetak wrote:The sheer arrogance of burka butt, shielded as she was by the congi lootyens cabal, and a notorious recipient of a wasted padma bushan too.
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I understand that she might be of the congi cabal, but werent the leaders at that time aar paar ladhai Waley NDA?
by Cain Marko
29 Nov 2018 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86018

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

tempting though esp if price is right. induction could be quick too. frnch upgs are pricey indeed but then these are already upg standard albeit not to the level of iaf version probly.
by Cain Marko
29 Nov 2018 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 573
Views: 82203

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

IAF giving up on pakfa is only temporary imho, once the bird enters the vvs in numbers expect an mki type deal... I too feel the same. the 5th gen engine item30 has entered trials a year ago. the airframe itself is a sleek performer. baki weapons and avionics of our choices can be cobbled together ...
by Cain Marko
29 Nov 2018 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 573
Views: 82203

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

saar why is rafale out?
by Cain Marko
28 Nov 2018 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86018

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

Not radical enough imho. They should aim for a twin engined bird with 2x kaveri. The two engines will compensate for thrust if the engines fall a little short. The empty weight should be fulcrum or raffle spec and program should follow mirage 4k model
by Cain Marko
28 Nov 2018 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 573
Views: 82203

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

IAF giving up on pakfa is only temporary imho, once the bird enters the vvs in numbers expect an mki type deal...
by Cain Marko
23 Nov 2018 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179387

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Vayutuvan wrote:
Cain Marko wrote:MY post was an Ad hominem? How? And in who's direction? Saar, ...


misunderstanding only ji. let us move on, shall we? not all Illini support Ombaba, if you know what I mean. peace.

Peace Saar, these illini types I tell ya.
by Cain Marko
21 Nov 2018 12:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179387

Re: Understanding the US - Again

From above article ^ .Female genital mutilation refers to "all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural or other nonmedical reasons," according to the United Nations Population Fund. I don't get...
by Cain Marko
20 Nov 2018 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11743
Views: 728746

Re: Levant crisis - III

Go Trump, wot? First time in decades I'm seeing such disagreement in what has been an incredibly tight embrace between these two...
by Cain Marko
19 Nov 2018 12:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144372

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

CM, I will say this. The Swedes have problems that they don’t even know they have. Ask any design bureau which has converted a land based fighter to a carrier based one. Everybody, bar none, found out that they essentially had a completely new aircraft. Rafale and SF went the other way and found it...
by Cain Marko
19 Nov 2018 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144372

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Regarding the sea gripen. It will be evaluated and found wanting, nothing wrong in taking a dekko at different bird to get ideas.... What if its not? Very very unlikely. If the IAF found a Gripen in a more advanced stage of development inadequate for non stobar ops, I doubt the paper sea Gripen is ...
by Cain Marko
19 Nov 2018 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144372

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Navy is deeply embedded in the nlca program, they know well the current and estimated potential of the NLCA. As you say there is nothing for them to lose.WRT ideas, why not? The Gripen E development is well ahead of the LCA mk2, a deeper look into it's capabilities and design might not hurt...
by Cain Marko
19 Nov 2018 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34063

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Not too long g ago, when A5 was tested for first time and officially ranged at 5k km, it was the Chinese who were the first to say that it was 8k km missile at least. They have come a long way and know that India easily has the reach needed to sever the jugular...
by Cain Marko
17 Nov 2018 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5070
Views: 962742

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Singha wrote:http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-new-tu-160m2-long-range-super-bomber-2017-11

Heh heh. Who can say no to great white swan, but in it's absence, we'll take even a duck billed platypus saar.

Makes sense to buy a few BJ's though, they always feel good.
by Cain Marko
17 Nov 2018 07:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144372

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Regarding the sea gripen. It will be evaluated and found wanting, nothing wrong in taking a dekko at different bird to get ideas....
by Cain Marko
17 Nov 2018 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5070
Views: 962742

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Where are those damned backfires!
by Cain Marko
17 Nov 2018 07:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179387

Re: Understanding the US - Again

ramana wrote:Pepperdine

Sweet campus...
by Cain Marko
17 Nov 2018 07:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179387

Re: Understanding the US - Again

huh? Whats the point of this post? Sorry for that sour note. Cain Marko's post was an ad hominem. I was pointing that out with civility. Please delete at will. I will delete this one soon. MY post was an Ad hominem? How? And in who's direction? Saar, all I was pointing at was NRaos line under his b...
by Cain Marko
16 Nov 2018 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179387

Re: Understanding the US - Again

AoA! Never heard of a Pharisee named Rao. So HerHonner's full naam is Naomi Jehangir Rao, hubby is Jewish name. The Diwali connection with obvious Yindoo Ameriki Phoundation ultra-nationalists grinning in the background, suggests a lot. Let me sum up: 1. Wimmens 2. OF COLOR 3. Legal Immigrant/2nd g...
by Cain Marko
16 Nov 2018 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179387

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UB, OMG. Could this be our own NRao. :) Recall there is at least one BRF member who advocates U.S.A. (United States of Andhra). Maybe his dream is coming true, so when Ginsburg drops off NRao can fill the position as a SCOTUS judge. Doubtful. NR was always brandishing his illini pedigree. My guess ...
by Cain Marko
25 Oct 2018 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615671

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Kakkaji wrote:Are these for the 20 Mk1 FOC?

No, likely for the mk1a. I think the el2032s would already be contracted for the ioc and focus standard birds. Jmtp.
by Cain Marko
24 Oct 2018 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179387

Re: Understanding the US - Again

What I don't understand is why is this a US fight to begin with? Bhy eej cnn types baying for blood. What goes of their father, hain ji? Khashoggi is not US citizen and turkey is not US soil.

Why the takleef?
by Cain Marko
24 Oct 2018 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43886

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

India will pay for the S-400 systems in rubles or rupees. https://www.interfax.ru/world/634587?utm_source=top Should be great for us , No need to spend forex ....with rouble rupee arrangement here to stay India buy from Russia will only increase I think Trump knows this and is doing a wink wink nod...
by Cain Marko
23 Oct 2018 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43886

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

It will be the beginning of a very slippery slope. It will indeed be. And I am not so sure GOI will avoid going there. I rest my hope on Babudom to scuttle teen acquisition. :lol: Then you might be resting your hope on a slippery slope Saar. Babus like their brats to be in US schools.. And US deals...
by Cain Marko
23 Oct 2018 07:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179387

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Rand Paul on Kashogi affair and INF treaty withdrawal. First time I've heard of any mention of Hindus in such a context by Western leaders.

by Cain Marko
22 Oct 2018 06:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43886

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Zynda, it is the IN that would want the F-18 because it is a twin engine bird and the Navy wants a twin engine bird as it next carrier borne fighter. The only competitor to the F-18 is the Rafale M. The IN has already learnt a very bitter lesson with the US sanctions earlier. Left to itself, it wil...
by Cain Marko
15 Oct 2018 04:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1958
Views: 249925

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I think Trump will play hard ball but waive sanctions, India will probly land up announcing deals on large amounts of US hardware like MPAs, drones, c130, nasams etc. Possibly, although unlikely, a few teens as well. And everyone will be happy except the Dems.
by Cain Marko
14 Oct 2018 00:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1958
Views: 249925

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India's decision on buying oil from Iran, defence system from Iran, defence system from Russia not helpful: US Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/66179293.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst What defence system is being bought from I...

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