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by Anabhaya
11 Nov 2011 15:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 431
Views: 19990

Re: India-China News and Discussion

Modi goes to China But despite the importance of business relationships and investment opportunities for Gujarat this visit is as much about the overall Indo-China relations. The invitation, the feting and extensive coverage of Modi’s visit is China’s way of engaging with what they see as a potenti...
by Anabhaya
18 Oct 2011 17:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2963
Views: 300973

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Rajesh, do you know how the road is from avinashi to conoor? afaik this the more direct route from salem to conoor rather than entering coimbatore You need to take the SH80 after Avinashi and hit Mettupalayam via Annur. From Mettupalayam you either choose to go uphill via Conoor or take the Kothagi...
by Anabhaya
06 Sep 2011 18:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65116

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

A Saturday With Sarasvati Yet despite our own fondness towards a postulation offering the solace of unbroken civilizational links with the Harappan antiquity some questions do remain. For instance, Danino dwells quite a bit on the defensive structures and massive walls seen in the Harappan cities w...
by Anabhaya
16 Jun 2011 17:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 891311

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Paging Rohit!
Need to get in touch with you. Where do I email?
Alternatively you can shoot a line to amargov AT gmail dot com if you'd be so kind.
by Anabhaya
26 May 2011 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 544414

Re: Internal Security Watch

The definitions are from the NAC draft.
by Anabhaya
26 May 2011 10:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 544414

Re: Internal Security Watch

The Communal Violence bill being drafted by the NAC has eerie national security implications. It strikes at the federal roots of our system and is in many ways a throw back to the days of New Delhi hosting a 'Political Department' that exercised unrivaled power over all the States. This is again an ...
by Anabhaya
29 Apr 2011 12:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 175551

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

MMRCA: Of leverage and liability It is slightly discomforting that critics of MoD were not seen opposing the MMRCA tender process up until the point when US jets got rejected. If $10bn worth of purchases were to be a political decision the process was not required in the first place and any critici...
by Anabhaya
17 Dec 2010 13:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 838096

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The engine and seeker are imported as is from Russia. No transfer of technology.
by Anabhaya
17 Dec 2010 12:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 838096

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I have yet to see any meaningful learning experience from large scale joint-development projects that we may not have managed on our own. We're funding the Russians to quickly develop a new aircraft. Large scale imports with a degree of transfer of manufacturing lines to Desh is these days fashionab...
by Anabhaya
16 Dec 2010 13:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 736865

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

There's an eerie quiet on the LCH front...
by Anabhaya
15 Dec 2010 20:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 891285

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

We need 10,000 of these ... 50 per year is pathetic ... on the other hand, maybe we mass-produce the K-series missiles, longer range, higher speed (Mach 8?), and no dependence on Russia. Perhaps a somewhat smaller edition will serve as a good alternative to Brahmos. Why stop at 10,000? Why not 20,0...
by Anabhaya
15 Dec 2010 18:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 891285

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

It would be an achievement if at all we can manage to produce and absorb 50 pieces a year.
by Anabhaya
03 Dec 2010 18:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 891285

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Its an insult to VK Saraswat's intellect to *recieve* a Doctorate from that imbecile Jeppiar..! :-(
by Anabhaya
26 Nov 2010 16:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 598
Views: 63104

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

I find this excuse making business a bit nauseating. A ship or two of the PN could have been sunk - and if asked we can always tell them India is not in a position to either confirm or deny its involvement in the sinking. It would throw TSP into war hysteria but the 'peace keepers' of the world are ...
by Anabhaya
24 Jun 2010 12:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 417209

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Sorry, the lack of RFI is unforgivable, under any circumstances.


The RFI was sent in 2008!

And I'm sure this has been pointed out in this thread earlier. But do carry on, Sankuji.
by Anabhaya
05 Jun 2010 20:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 784418

Re: LCA news and discussion

ADA+HAL appear to be gunning for a 40 aircraft order.

Presently the IAF has signed up for 20, and has agreed to buy another 20. ADA+HAL want IAF to buy another squadron

Me thinks it might happen if IOC + completion of weapons trial can be done quickly.
by Anabhaya
19 May 2010 19:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 606547

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

The 'future' has been reserved for whatever the Russians come up in the coming years.
by Anabhaya
19 May 2010 10:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 726478

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

The Brahmos is quick. From target detection to destruction the entire sequence can be completed in ~1 hour.

You do not take your launchers down to the boundary line either. Chances are the Brahmos units would be deployed in air bases some 100-150kms from the border.
by Anabhaya
17 May 2010 18:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 606547

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Don't you realise without large orders local armoured vehicles development is dead for another 10 years? Your tanks are hostage to mother Russia's goodwill just like the Sea King choppers were hostage to Clintons goodwill. Go on and allow yourselves to be held at ransom to foreign powers. The T seri...
by Anabhaya
07 May 2010 20:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 784418

Re: LCA news and discussion

So I'm hoping they'll make a decision about the new engine sometime in the next 8 years, yes? :)
by Anabhaya
27 Apr 2010 18:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 417209

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

If IAF exercises the option for 10 more airframes that would imply the C-17's are going to replace the Il-76. Excepting the refuellers and Phalcons other Il-76 doing transport duties will be decommissioned. Come to think of it - there are a mere 17 or so Il-76 in transport duties - the C-17 can easi...
by Anabhaya
27 Apr 2010 05:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 417209

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

The IAF retains an option for 10 more.

I'm hoping they exercise the option - 20 C-17 aircraft's is serious airlift capability.
by Anabhaya
23 Apr 2010 18:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 784418

Re: LCA news and discussion

Excellent. For the next two years I can count the following challenges team Tejas Mk.1 will have to surmount: * IOC by end of 2010 and FOC in 20-24 months? * Certification of both A2A and A2G modes of MMR-Elta ASAP. * Complete delivery of 1st squadron within a year - 20 airframes, and have them wake...
by Anabhaya
17 Apr 2010 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 784418

Re: LCA news and discussion

It will be more than a year before those 10 airframes will be delivered to Sulur. ADA could do with some honest PR - it pays.
by Anabhaya
17 Apr 2010 20:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 482420

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Does this not tell me, a civilian citizen, that the Army is not acting in the nation's best interests in this issue? Many things can be contemplated but those are scary scenarios. One wonders really, are any of the deal makers being watched? The decision makers of IA need not be necessarily be corr...
by Anabhaya
16 Apr 2010 21:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 482420

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

^^
Our gobarmund websites are all an embarrassment to us. That includes the IA/forces.
by Anabhaya
06 Apr 2010 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 321406

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

It is not completely unknown that a few elements in the Cabinet Secretariat have always had a soft corner for the 'boys'.
by Anabhaya
24 Mar 2010 10:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 427946

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

A comprehensive piece The Civil Nuclear Liability Bill: Its Rationale and Related Issues In conclusion, overall, the proposed bill is not just consistent with international practice but also delineates a pragmatic approach taking into account domestic limitations. Specific provisions such as the tot...
by Anabhaya
04 Mar 2010 20:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 482420

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

<sarcasm>Right now the only way to ensure IA buys more Arjuns is to raise stink about corruption in T-90S deal and get a case registered by CBI. Get the T-90 blacklisted. :twisted: </sarcasm>
by Anabhaya
01 Mar 2010 22:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 482420

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

d_berwal wrote:He is accused and the laid down Army Law is taking care of it... he is charged and CoI is on.


After the DefMin threw his hat in and made sure the Chief wasn't playing funny. So enough of sanctimonious inanities.
by Anabhaya
01 Mar 2010 21:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 482420

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

And pls the integrity of IA officer if much much above n unquistionable.... that is y u have IA and that is why it is not PA. You for one have no right to even question the integrity of an IA officer. Why not? :eek: The topmost general in the Indian Army has been accused of corruption - repeatedly....
by Anabhaya
01 Mar 2010 12:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 482420

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I am not against the Arjun if it meets the bill, but I am sure against those who state we must support the indigenous industry even if it means we sacrifice our lives. Ray, How hard is it to see that the continued obsession with T-series IA is needlessly endangering the lives of thousands of its pe...
by Anabhaya
06 Feb 2010 12:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 726478

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

I doubt there is a follow up development of Akash. It will probably be Barak all the way. No?
by Anabhaya
06 Jan 2010 02:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 728032

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Back to NCTC, PC repeatedly refers to the US NCTC as the inspiration. I believe the MAC will be subsumed by the NCTC. The present MAC will be core of NCTC,with investigative(NIA) and operational wings added. I agree with you on NIA - the CBI could have done it really. Afterall Chidu wants NCTC over...
by Anabhaya
05 Jan 2010 20:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 482420

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I doubt there is much scope left for large numbers of Arjun unless we begin to retire the oldest T-72's in service. Ofcourse that will happen in another 10-15 years from now.
by Anabhaya
24 Dec 2009 00:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 891311

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

How can an organisation of more than a million people not find competence in it to maintain a decent website with regular updates? It's a shame. Darn it, man, we're celebrating Independent India's greatest military victory - only the public would get to know so little of it. Sri Lanka is just an exa...
by Anabhaya
22 Dec 2009 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 321406

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Philip wrote:Poor man,Doesn't he know that the Dutch census of the island labelled the Jaffna Tamils as "Tamils of Malabar extraction"!


Philip - Wasn't the Puratchi Thalaivar a Tamil of Malabar extraction?
by Anabhaya
22 Dec 2009 19:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 891311

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

The Sri Lankan Def.Min and army websites, their briefings were very crucial to break the LTTE propaganda machine during height of the last Eelam war. They had these 'war correspondents' that reported from 'frontlines' - all well organised and orchestrated. Very good effect on morale. Much of the TV ...
by Anabhaya
22 Dec 2009 19:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 891311

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Are you serious or is it a dig? ;) :) Links please. I just couldn't put it in any other way, Sir. Not a mention of Vijay Diwas on the Indian army website. The Eastern commands website has not even been updated for three years. Most of the links don't work. Despite being run by extremely well educat...

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