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by Rahul M
13 Nov 2018 17:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2389
Views: 372391

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

To answer arjun's last point, it most definitely is. However folk insist on posting an economist's general comments not particularly germane to the economy thread. That is essentially the point suraj is making; a comment is not relevant just because an economist has made it.
by Rahul M
07 Nov 2018 14:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1085
Views: 74996

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Sbajwa ji and others who wanted the 1 month ban lifted on falijee(which isn't going to happen), please read this viewtopic.php?p=2302953#p2302953

any comments should go to the feedback thread.
by Rahul M
07 Nov 2018 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1041
Views: 149448

Re: The IAF History Thread

https://bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/history/ ... -1962.html

Burn the Toofanis! - a story from 1962
by Rahul M
07 Nov 2018 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 342236

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

http://bitarka.com/ulfa-military-wing-chief-paresh-barua-died/ A bengali e-mag reporting that Paresh Barua, ULFA armed wing chief has died from injuries sustained from a road accident near China-Myanmar border. in what is quite a detailed report, quoting un-named intel officers they are saying that ...
by Rahul M
31 Oct 2018 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1085
Views: 74996

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

https://www.thedailybeast.com/after-the-khashoggi-murder-pakistan-shakes-down-weakened-saudi-prince-for-dollar6-billion?source=twitter&via=desktop After the Khashoggi Murder, Pakistan Shakes Down Weakened Saudi Prince for $6 Billion Pakistan has emerged as an apparent winner from the internation...
by Rahul M
31 Oct 2018 10:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 241698

Re: The Red Menace

DD asst. cameraman recorded a msg during the attack.

https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/statu ... 0591457280
by Rahul M
31 Oct 2018 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1085
Views: 74996

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Off late this thread has been swamped by members posting every bit of relevant and irrelevant news from TSP. repeated requests have fallen on deaf ears. the thread as a result has lost all its coherence and it is near impossible for a reader to filter out the important from the mundane. This is a sa...
by Rahul M
31 Oct 2018 10:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest
Replies: 84
Views: 8572

Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest

Off late the main Terroristan thread has been swamped by members posting every bit of relevant and irrelevant news from TSP. repeated requests have fallen on deaf ears. the thread as a result has lost all its coherence and it is near impossible for a reader to filter out the important from the munda...
by Rahul M
31 Oct 2018 09:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 241698

Re: The Red Menace

sadly, this dormant thread needs to be activated again and not for good news. Two policemen, DD cameraman killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/66427971.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst https:/...
by Rahul M
30 Oct 2018 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248195

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

does it have to be foreign ? We can invite INA veterans/their relatives for those who have passed away as chief guests, makes a powerful gesture.
by Rahul M
30 Oct 2018 01:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2665
Views: 326045

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

since this is a chair car only model, it can replace the other chair car that runs on NDLS-HWH route, Yuva express. Train20 will replace the rajdhanis et al.
by Rahul M
30 Oct 2018 00:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2665
Views: 326045

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/howrah-de ... -the-route


Howrah-Delhi Train Travel To Be Cut To Just 12 Hours After Railways Announces Train-18 For The Route
by Rahul M
29 Oct 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2938
Views: 195768

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

I still remember the caption below the picture. An armoured commander getting his order by hand. Try Intercepting this ! My goodness, you actually remember that caption! I am impressed. When the galleries were being created in BR Main site....20+ years ago...if memory serves me correct, I wrote tha...
by Rahul M
18 Oct 2018 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1503
Views: 212343

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

the asinineness of posts here sometimes defies belief ! for the nth time, the govt. has NOT awarded any 'program' to ADAG, in case it was going to, GOI already has all kinds of eligibility conditions in place for defence projects as well. GOI's deal is with dassault and they are free to deal with *a...
by Rahul M
17 Oct 2018 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3526
Views: 411848

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Part of the confusion is probably because people are using a mix of British/Commonwealth and German/American terminology for combined arms units. AFAIK, in India: Company+ Level - Combat Team Battalion+ Level - Combat Group Brigade+ Level - Combat Command Division+ Level - Integrated Battle Group N...
by Rahul M
15 Oct 2018 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1503
Views: 212343

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

'supposed to' is very different from 'received an order'. simply put, dassault was not willing to undertake warranty for HAL made aircraft. GOI wasn't willing to shaft IAF to satisfy HAL unions. GOI did not throw HAL under the bus, it threw itself under the bus. this is from 2015. https://www.financ...
by Rahul M
15 Oct 2018 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3526
Views: 411848

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

IBG's were supposedly build from an inf. div (RAPID ?) and an independent armd. bde. certainly not smaller than a div.
by Rahul M
14 Oct 2018 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 20338

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

BTW why not turn it around and let babus/agents have fun with if they want to, also provide them official sanction(for ex: this hex related engagement is because of my job and is unavoidable) but with a strict condition that no information leaks out. Essentially, what am trying to say is once you l...
by Rahul M
13 Oct 2018 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1914
Views: 160511

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UlanBatori wrote:See the 3 figures here. They tell the sickening story of economic suicide.
http://www.stratcepts.com/1AKC2019/WhyIndia.html

funnily enough, the site blocks Indian IP's, or at least my Indian IP. had to go the proxy way to open it.
by Rahul M
08 Oct 2018 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 153462

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

new thread please.

link to new thread :
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7665
by Rahul M
04 Oct 2018 21:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4747
Views: 345149

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

U-19 asia cup going on in BD. India met BD in semis and collapsed to 172, raising high hopes in BD camp. alas they were all out for 170. :lol: :lol: scorecard : https://www.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-scorecard/21460/indu19-vs-banu19-1st-semi-final-a1vb2-acc-u19-asia-cup-2018 to enjoy some rona dhona....
by Rahul M
25 Sep 2018 02:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2519
Views: 223471

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

more on the above. https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Is-China-intruding-in-Israels-defense-industry-567556 Ephraim Halevy, the former head of Mossad, Israel’s secret service agency, has voiced concerns over the risks that China’s growing presence in Israel pose to national security. “If Haifa become...
by Rahul M
25 Sep 2018 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2800
Views: 578139

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

err, Picklu, IAF does not give commitments to individual a/c parts. it hasn't shown any commitment whatsoever for AMCA's tailplanes for example, or FGFA's nosewheel.
by Rahul M
25 Sep 2018 00:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5450
Views: 505319

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

sell PKR to whom and for what ? "buy one taliban & get a suicide bomber free" ?
by Rahul M
23 Sep 2018 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 20338

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/indian-mujahideen-ringleader-shot-dead-in-nepal-118092200389_1.html Indian Mujahideen ringleader shot dead in Nepal Principal of a private school in Nepal's Sunsari district, who was murdered on September 20, has been identified as the ringleader of...
by Rahul M
20 Sep 2018 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1503
Views: 212343

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

The very fact of AM Nambiar becoming DCAS is a testament of the progress in IAF's thought process regarding involvement in domestic projects. I remember him from his LCA flight testing days. AM Philip Rajkumar had just published the Tejas story and shiv Ji very kindly saved a signed copy, which anot...
by Rahul M
20 Sep 2018 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1457
Views: 187062

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Thx Austin and chola. Reading up, it seems that's an excellent option for rapid mine clearing under battle conditions and have also been used in urban warfare situations. I m completely unaware of any analogues in service with our forces. Are there any ? If not, perhaps this is a gap we should look ...
by Rahul M
17 Sep 2018 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3226
Views: 374246

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

was this posted (by erroor :) ) here few months back? https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/04/the-sweet-dilemmas-of-indias-amca-5th-generation-fighter.html “What worries the air force is development and production schedules. Every time we talk of projects in India, we aren’t able to tell with confi...
by Rahul M
16 Sep 2018 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1457
Views: 187062

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

2hr 30 min video on vostok 2018

chini helos from 15:00 onwards, firing around 23:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLQNPgQqy88

P.S. anyone knows the thingy at 14:55 ? name of system ?
by Rahul M
15 Sep 2018 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1463
Views: 75313

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

they are mostly a fancy aquarium fish in India.
by Rahul M
14 Sep 2018 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3158
Views: 571764

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

kurup wrote:
Rahul M wrote:an ISRO gent displayed a few second clip of video tracking at a conference recently. so consider it official.


Any link for that clip ?

sorry, I wasn't recording. it was of a city in US.
by Rahul M
14 Sep 2018 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3158
Views: 571764

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

IIRC I have read somewhere that Indian Satellites also have Video tracking capability , just like Russians and Chinese demonstarted . Does anybody have any source to prove it ?? You mean video recording? AFAIK, Cartosat-2C and above have video recording feature. I dont think there are any official ...
by Rahul M
11 Sep 2018 09:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4747
Views: 345149

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

I didn't check the table data but if any one state has an outsized contribution then other states should study its methods to see what it is doing right and perhaps emulate those methods. this is part of analytics like any other.

no need to huff and puff about it.
by Rahul M
10 Sep 2018 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2800
Views: 578139

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

Is it that drop tanks can also be refuelled? Can anyone confirm this. this is a non-trivial question, googling gives me this answer https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/32243/where-does-the-fuel-that-the-mid-air-refueling-probe-collects-go-to https://i.stack.imgur.com/nradw.gif As can be se...
by Rahul M
06 Sep 2018 22:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4747
Views: 345149

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

this is an excellent gesture. https://twitter.com/Ra_THORe/status/1037627203280941056 Govindan Lakshmanan gave a medal-winning performance in Men's 10,000 m in #AsianGames2018, but a minor technicality led to his disqualification. Regardless, he is our champ & we stand by our champions. A moment...
by Rahul M
06 Sep 2018 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1598
Views: 192996

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

but it will bring back some of the enormous loot they stole from us. simple case of recovery of stolen property. we can then decide whether we help Indians, Africans or Martians.

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