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by Rahul M
13 Jul 2018 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15352

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

:roll:
by Rahul M
13 Jul 2018 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3231
Views: 300646

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

about time ! I hope this spawns a family of APC's that will finally add much needed mobility to our infantry with a decent level of protection. let the mech. inf. have their tracked ICV's, but time to equip the regular infantry with APC's. there should also be cargo variants of the above, to enable ...
by Rahul M
11 Jul 2018 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 882
Views: 29440

Re: BR Forum Feedback

AP, I can't really add much to this topic without wading into controversy or divulging personal details. suffice to say, BRF is always open for anyone who wants to come back (barring banned trolls) and there have been *many* ghar wapsis over the years, some initiated by the mods/staff; some by the m...
by Rahul M
11 Jul 2018 18:53
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 615548

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

on that note, time for a new thread.

also, any takers for viewtopic.php?p=2282534#p2282534 ?
responses in new thread please.
by Rahul M
10 Jul 2018 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3829
Views: 271112

Re: Internal Security Watch

Folk, do not call for murder of an Indian citizen, even if he is a scum terror supporter.
it creates unnecessary legal potholes for BRF and the owner/mods and may be for you as well.
-Rahul
by Rahul M
05 Jul 2018 23:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2429
Views: 276760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

sreedharan also has a (legitimate IMHO) angst when it comes to IR. this is apparent from his interviews over the years, he loathes slow babucratic decision making of IR and made it a point to keep DMRC chart its own way, away from IR's management. also, HSR etc, are not his baby, unlike DMRC. that k...
by Rahul M
05 Jul 2018 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2224
Views: 340050

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

the non-military solution is abolish 370 and let people from rest of India settle there, starting with KP's & retd. army/CAPF people.
by Rahul M
03 Jul 2018 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1220
Views: 194969

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

x-post Link to Nasim Zehra's book. I am about 50 pages in and the whining about Indian perfidy is never ending. This is perhaps understandable since she was likely to get shot if she did not provide cover for herself by cursing at the wicked Indians. Yet to get to the juicier parts about the actual ...
by Rahul M
03 Jul 2018 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3425
Views: 369253

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

chetak, there is the women in combat thread.
by Rahul M
03 Jul 2018 08:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2478
Views: 160429

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Link to Nasim Zehra's book. I am about 50 pages in and the whining about Indian perfidy is never ending. This is perhaps understandable since she was likely to get shot if she did not provide cover for herself by cursing at the wicked Indians. Yet to get to the juicier parts about the actual operat...
by Rahul M
02 Jul 2018 23:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732739

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

time for a new thread people.
by Rahul M
01 Jul 2018 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 95
Views: 18307

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

1. lack of planning, it's not that we cant, more like we just won't
2. ironically, we have more experience with nuke power than with cutting edge SSK tech like AIP.
by Rahul M
01 Jul 2018 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1513
Views: 181728

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Raju/habal, seems like you have the (same) answer to everything (i.e 'the Mudi shud rejine'), only the questions are creatively modified to suit the answer !
by Rahul M
01 Jul 2018 09:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1513
Views: 181728

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

one good thing about the iran deal breakdown is it would hopefully stop iran from acting so snooty towards India, as they have been wont to in the recent past.
by Rahul M
01 Jul 2018 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2138
Views: 200057

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

more like coupta can't tell one end of the proverbial cow from another. that's the most childish foreign policy analysis I have read, even MK Bhadrakumar makes more sense.
by Rahul M
30 Jun 2018 20:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4310
Views: 297653

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

even against belgium sreejesh saved the day, he is an incredible goalie !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuFipDrwKis
by Rahul M
30 Jun 2018 12:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1513
Views: 181728

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Austin wrote:.......... Iran are the smartest lot of all the Arabs ..........

:shock:
by Rahul M
27 Jun 2018 03:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2138
Views: 200057

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

souravB Indian diplomats tried their best and failed, as was expected. what you dont seem to understand is that the ball wasn't in our court, their country, their protocols ; as long as our protocols are not violated. no one was taking a constitutional post lightly, MB was trying to make it heavier ...
by Rahul M
25 Jun 2018 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1787
Views: 346523

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

I have a question regarding this, once the wake of the tanker is validated for tejas, is this specific to the tanker model i.e IL-76 or would work for any ? if there's a change involved for a different model, how time consuming would that be ? IIrc there was some report of wake testing for both tan...
by Rahul M
24 Jun 2018 18:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3696
Views: 177242

Re: Indian Education System

1 min with google chacha brings this : https://news.uchicago.edu/story/childre ... municators
by Rahul M
24 Jun 2018 09:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 882
Views: 29440

Re: BR Forum Feedback

good to know.
by Rahul M
24 Jun 2018 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1787
Views: 346523

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

I have a question regarding this, once the wake of the tanker is validated for tejas, is this specific to the tanker model i.e IL-76 or would work for any ? if there's a change involved for a different model, how time consuming would that be ?
by Rahul M
23 Jun 2018 18:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4310
Views: 297653

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

neither is showing in India. what's the score now ?

edit. India leading 2-0 at 54'
by Rahul M
23 Jun 2018 00:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1737
Views: 252034

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Modinomics at Four Why India Is on the Path to Long-Term Prosperity By Arvind Panagariya When Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in May 2014, India faced major economic challenges. Growth had plummeted to 5.9 percent during the last two years of the outgoing government, down from a nine-year ...
by Rahul M
23 Jun 2018 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645394

Re: Small Arms Thread

JVPC is quite heavy, I was suprised by that. I expected a much lighter weight from a PDW. handling the OFB AK knock-off it reminded me of the pleasant memories of doing the same with the original. no wonder the users love it still, the equipment is such a breeze to handle. blaming L1 process for lac...
by Rahul M
22 Jun 2018 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3984
Views: 608462

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

https://twitter.com/brigmahalingam/status/1009855190202105856?s=12 I have been the Force Commander Of NSG & I can assert with authority, that this Force is most unsuitable for operations in the Valley. It’s wpn systems & training unsuitable for the purpose. he added Yes I have already said ...
by Rahul M
22 Jun 2018 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 157668

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

somewhat related to this thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cgRwDkP6vk
Number of deaths in the WW2 per country

India lost more people than US, UK, France, Korea, Italy, Australia ... combined.
by Rahul M
21 Jun 2018 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645394

Re: Small Arms Thread

From OFB chaiwala: a. The factories have to live with decade old equipment from lowest bidders and how they are still operating is a miracle. b. Every sort of outsourcing deal has to go to the lowest bidder who operates coolie gang to manually produce the shoddiest output The problem is systematic ...
by Rahul M
20 Jun 2018 01:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2429
Views: 276760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

there's only one t in kolkata.
by Rahul M
18 Jun 2018 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518189

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

pinaka was reportedly fired during kargil in 'real life' trials (my terminology, not IA's). I don't think it was a confusion with BM-21 as both were mentioned in the same report. it was reportedly succesful but I do not remember any videos or photos of it. I remember this clearly since I was looking...
by Rahul M
18 Jun 2018 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4044
Views: 728034

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

the open source "estimates" are all kite flying ventures to cajole GOI into disclosing their numbers. GOI hasn't done so one way or another, unlikely it is going to anytime soon. taking these estimates (wild guesses) at face value is not advisable.
by Rahul M
17 Jun 2018 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1787
Views: 346523

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

you did not understand what he wrote (possibly because of lack of awareness of the Tejas project) and are now making a rude post based on that lack of understanding. please desist.
by Rahul M
15 Jun 2018 06:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1468
Views: 188729

Re: India's Power Sector

the solution to scarcity is not providing an expensive service as a freebie; thievery is certainly not a solution. kerosene is also an expensive commodity for the poor, but we do not encourage loot or theft from the PDS shops do we ? the solution is to ask consumers to pay for electricity at a rate ...
by Rahul M
14 Jun 2018 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2224
Views: 340050

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

rising kashmir is pro-pak newspaper AFAIK.
by Rahul M
13 Jun 2018 01:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1468
Views: 188729

Re: India's Power Sector

Theft is not because it can not be tracked but because of corruption. Even with smart meters people with meters will pay and people who steal do not. mostly because it can't be tracked, except manually by an employee physically going to a location to check. it would be very difficult to find out wh...
by Rahul M
12 Jun 2018 23:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1468
Views: 188729

Re: India's Power Sector

All electricity meters to be smart prepaid in 3 years. Power Minister R K Singh today said all electricity meters in the country will be smart prepaid meters in the next three years. "In the next 3 years, metering will go smart and gone will be the days of bills reaching your house. So need of...
by Rahul M
12 Jun 2018 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 126863

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

let's forget the f414EPE, the engine we can be relatively sure of getting is the f414 (58/98). what is the MTOW this can support without making the a/c a flying pig ? can we have an estimate of that ? the Mk1 is MTOW:13.5t, powered by F404(54/90) if Mk2 becomes something like the M2000, MTOW:17t, po...
by Rahul M
12 Jun 2018 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 126863

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

>> LCA Mk2 which has been renamed as medium weight fighter (MWF)

(trying to digest this while worrying about engine power but tentatively dancing inside)
by Rahul M
11 Jun 2018 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3829
Views: 271112

Re: Internal Security Watch

the article says they were in a scorpio ?? there was similar case in kolkata way back in 90's. there was strong fear mongering culture that children were being kidnapped to be used as jockeys for camel races in arab countries. the maruti omni van was supposed to be the vehicle of choice. 2 UN repres...
by Rahul M
11 Jun 2018 21:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3829
Views: 271112

Re: Internal Security Watch

rudradev, done.

while I welcome you to express your views on this, this thread is not the correct place for it.

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