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by Rahul M
15 Sep 2019 13:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472221

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

India made steady progress from above 150 three years ago to around 100 for the past several months, but it is unable to go up from there. India should host the foot ball world cup instead of even trying for the olympics. Way more profitable. we used to be in the top 100 back in the 90's as well. s...
by Rahul M
11 Sep 2019 07:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3090
Views: 345086

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Darshan ji, to give credit where it's due, IG did have a soft corner for nature. She initiated quite a few initiatives in nature protection that didn't have an obvious political pay-off.
by Rahul M
11 Sep 2019 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3090
Views: 345086

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Gyan wrote:Bolton has been fired. Is it plus or minus for India? Was he pro Pakistan or Taliban or Anti Terrorism?

Anti Pak, against talks with Taliban. State department under pompeo is the one pushing for talks with Taliban with Lindsey Graham trying to make Pakis once again the darling of unkil.
by Rahul M
07 Sep 2019 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1876
Views: 199442

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

no more updates from telemetry. hope it's only a temporary attitude thing and not a crash.
by Rahul M
07 Sep 2019 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1876
Views: 199442

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

wohoo this is tense !
by Rahul M
27 Aug 2019 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3744
Views: 326789

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Better to select a common platform for AAR, AEW&C, txport but that's too much like common sense, so can't happen.
by Rahul M
24 Aug 2019 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 701704

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

>> integrating Indian missiles on Apaches would be much more difficult task than what Pakistan Army faced.

why so ?
by Rahul M
24 Aug 2019 13:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522389

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

From Mani Sir's blog. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/train-18-series-part-19transparency-delivery-twain-must-s-mani/ Train 18 series, part 19...Transparency and Delivery, the twain must meet! Published on March 3, 2019 S. Mani What exactly is transparency? Transparency, as I understand, for a govern...
by Rahul M
23 Aug 2019 23:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3744
Views: 677191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The word on SM is that there are a lot of new entrants, especially at the lower end of the biscuit market like ITC and hence the troubles of established players. Biscuit industry is hit severely by chips and crisps companies. I used to see people buying biscuits at railway platform shops. These day...
by Rahul M
17 Aug 2019 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306603

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Not sure how many Rakshaks remember Robin Raphael, who was the most pro-Pakistan diplomat in US history, and had a miserable last few years being investigated by the FBI for being a Pakistani spy. ... RR was somewhat rehabilitated recently. she was involved in the discussions with taliban and when ...
by Rahul M
14 Aug 2019 19:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522389

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

IR still has a humungous number of rolling stock that require external engine to pull them. One cannot throw them away overnight, some have been just produced and have years of life left. Nor can train18 be manufactured in the quantity required to replace all of these in a couple of years. So both s...
by Rahul M
14 Aug 2019 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 701704

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hi Vivek do you still have those analyses you did on LCA and LCH on your blog ? The old blog seems to have gone down.
by Rahul M
12 Aug 2019 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 900
Views: 232459

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^^
they did so on 27th Feb, it wasn't suicidal for them... that's the lesson paki establishment would have imbibed from that skirmish.
I reiterate, expect a military misadventure from the pakis.
by Rahul M
11 Aug 2019 08:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522389

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Mani sir had written in his blog that they went with the hyd company which had a stellar track record and no competitor had equivalent capability. The project is being hobbled due to petty turf wars but in the name of transparency. The babus are taking the govt for a ride. Mark my words train18 will...
by Rahul M
10 Aug 2019 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3258
Views: 700969

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

IAF game page says it will add Tejas and bison to multiplayer.
by Rahul M
10 Aug 2019 11:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306603

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

I would stick my neck out and predict a symbolic military action from the pakis followed by a huge propaganda campaign of their muh tod jawab. The proxy option might not satisfy the h & d requirements. It won't be enough to cut ice with the jehadis and the disconsolate Awam.
by Rahul M
07 Aug 2019 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

I have a contrary opinion of the paki reaction so far. With the expected toothless steps they are trying to lull us into complacence, in the same way GOI did after pathankot attacks. mark my words, expect a paki style attack attempt in the next 2-3 months using which TSPA will try to prove to kashmi...
by Rahul M
06 Aug 2019 07:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393497

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Any official unkil reaction so far regarding yesterday's moves ?
by Rahul M
05 Aug 2019 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1896
Views: 419131

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Is the scorpene particularly bigger ? I would have understood if they had opted for the soryu.
by Rahul M
05 Aug 2019 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1896
Views: 419131

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

HDW was supposed to, not sure they ended up doing so or not, given the corruption allegations. The story is vaguely similar to the Bofors. MDL might still have the blueprints and might spring a surprise on us a la Dhanush. It was reported however that the manpower that was specially trained for the ...
by Rahul M
04 Aug 2019 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 900
Views: 232459

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

I wonder how the sources provide the exact regt. # of the a/c. local source ? ISPR release didn't even mention the model.
by Rahul M
04 Aug 2019 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 900
Views: 232459

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Thanks a lot Karan. if indeed this was ISR that a significant loss. I always thought TSPA's fixed wing a/c were for transporting the jarnails.
by Rahul M
03 Aug 2019 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 900
Views: 232459

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

no discussion on the pak military aircraft crash ??

any link giving the model/make etc ?
by Rahul M
18 Jul 2019 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3258
Views: 700969

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

OT

Karan M, plz check yahoo a/c.
by Rahul M
10 Jul 2019 22:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472221

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

pitchforks need to be pointed for the repeated selection failures. there was similar issue during the england tour when we lost tests just because of poor seletion. we have a superlative top order which fires more often than not. that hides these failures but it was glaring enough that everyone was ...
by Rahul M
10 Jul 2019 21:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472221

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

>> We had many bakwaas players like Jadhav in the team >> Jadhav are done the guy averages a very respectable 40 this WC. everybody's blue eyed boy pant averages 29. but just because jhadav is not flashy he should be axed. pant gets a free pass. this is PRECISELY the problem with Indian team selecti...
by Rahul M
10 Jul 2019 21:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472221

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

this is a selection failure, plain and simple. rishabh pant (ODI avg 26, only 4 more than bhuvaneshwar kumar) and dinesh karthik (ODI avg 30) are India's 4 and 5 ??? karthik averages 30 15 years after his ODI debut. same as jadeja. would we play jadeja as a batsman alone ? DK is a proven failure. we...
by Rahul M
04 Jul 2019 20:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472221

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Nair got a raw deal in tests. his List A record is nothing to write home about and was never in contention for ODI's. rayudu is the one who got a really raw deal just because he is not as glamorous as the likes of shaw or gill. he has a ODI avg of friggin 47 for heaven's sake. that's more than any o...
by Rahul M
20 Jun 2019 08:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 349
Views: 39310

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

IMHO, in the long run, the only solution is something like the church of england model. if we continue to have an ever burgeoning IM population, a large proportion of whom owe loyalty outside the country, like the worthy who came with 2 truckloads of rioters to beat up doctors, there isn't going to ...
by Rahul M
18 Jun 2019 09:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472221

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

arshyam wrote:The umpire didn't actually give an out, so there was no reason for Kohli to walk. He could have waited for the umpire's decision at least.

Going overboard with notions of fair play?

umpire was nodding his head, it looked like he was indicating VK was out. misunderstanding IMHO.
by Rahul M
18 Jun 2019 08:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472221

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Kjo...there was a noise from the creaking handle of his bat, which Kohli mistook as an edge and so walked away... the umpire also heard the same sound and nodded in agreement of it being a snick... Snickometer is only an afterthought.... bhogle made a good point. if there was a noise, any noise, sn...
by Rahul M
18 Jun 2019 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 349
Views: 39310

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

here the case is of govt doctors and especially in the cities they are a really over-worked lot. even senior doctors would regularly miss a meal just to get through the sea of poor patients that appear in the OPD's for the interns life is continuous work with little rest, some might have to keep 30-...
by Rahul M
12 Jun 2019 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2345
Views: 347633

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

KSA is saudi, south africa is RSA.
by Rahul M
11 Jun 2019 08:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3744
Views: 677191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

NPAs falling faster than RBI's estimate: Crisil Mumbai: The system-wide non-performing assets stock has declined massively to 9.3 percent in March 2019, much faster than the Reserve Bank's estimate and steeply down from 11.5 percent the year before, says a report. The CrisilNSE 1.24 % report comes ...
by Rahul M
11 Jun 2019 00:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3744
Views: 677191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/artic ... rprise-you

India, the World's Model Central Bank? Just Maybe

The RBI has acted swiftly to address slowing growth and offers a clear, consistent message. That’s a lesson to its global peers.
by Rahul M
05 Jun 2019 15:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3258
Views: 700969

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

SRoy wrote:https://www.business-standard.com/article/defence/mirage-probe-puts-spotlight-on-dassault-s-flight-computer-s-behaviour-119052900031_1.html

Interesting.
not here please.
already being discussed in Military Flight Safety thread for the last few days.
by Rahul M
05 Jun 2019 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414015

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan M wrote:...
Rahul - done sir.

thanks. I will be waiting. :mrgreen:
by Rahul M
05 Jun 2019 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 900
Views: 232459

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Khalsa wrote:Voluntary!!
I laughed first then I realised it is the truth. Military realised this shit is unsustainable

any cuts woulds be made up by transferring costs to non-military budget items.

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