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by ShauryaT
22 Jan 2020 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4771
Views: 405309

Re: Deterrence

Not quite Turkey is likely to get to eat its nuclear cake and have it too., given the US penchant to look the other way when its core interests are in line. I expect the US to look the other way as Turkey covertly goes nuclear, the best indication ...and watch for this ... is the news of Turkey &qu...
by ShauryaT
07 Jan 2020 08:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208531

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

ramana: My view is keeping the Islamic powers off balance and in a state of siege is always to the benefit of Indian power, even if in the short term India does lose due to oil prices and impact on remittances. The NRI's of the region still are the largest source of funds into India.
by ShauryaT
07 Jan 2020 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208531

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

ramana: shia are 15%, Sunni are 85%. True Globally but not in the region where Shia:Sunni are more balanced and Shias even dominate, if you exclcude North Africa and Turkey from the mix. This is not only a Shia:Sunni issue but also mired in Geo-Politics and resources (oil), and to a lesser extent t...
by ShauryaT
06 Jan 2020 03:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208531

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Gen Wesley Clarke mentioned in an old interview FNt7s_Wed_4 7 countries and the last one is Iran. what is the significance of these 7 countries ? once the democratic, relatively anti-wahabbi regimes are toppled, then field becomes clear to spread fundamentalist wahabbi Islam to destabilize caucusus...
by ShauryaT
16 Dec 2019 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1476
Views: 228801

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

SSridhar wrote:
Barath wrote:A report from a couple of years ago talked about S5 as 13500 ton sub

If you listen to the RS Security Scan, S3 (Arighat) is already 12 to 13K Tonnes with a complement of 8 K4s.
Cannot be that size, S3 is a clone of S2 - Arihant. Where is the reactor to power a 13K ton sub?
by ShauryaT
14 Dec 2019 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1476
Views: 228801

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

News on defence AV; Chakra 3 will be used s a test bed for developing India's 6 new Nuclear Subs(S5 Class). All Trials are over for S3 INS Arighat and to enter service next year. S4 and S4 * will be heavier then S3 by 1000 tons Russia to help develop 190 MW pressurized heavy water reactor for the S...
by ShauryaT
09 Dec 2019 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 127623

Re: A look back at the partition

^Arre Bhai SBajwa: The quoted part is not mine. Please edit. Thanks
by ShauryaT
09 Dec 2019 01:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 127623

Re: A look back at the partition

Secondarily, the article might suit some in India who would like to see Christian betrayal of India, but the actual historical import, I think, is clear. The machinations of the Punjab Legislative Assembly, the 23 June vote, etc were essentially irrelevant. The christian community in large numbers ...
by ShauryaT
29 Nov 2019 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3409
Views: 545775

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

THe post is all over the place, assigning (unstated) positions to me, and to the CGI. Feel free to pursue your interpretation of what the diplomat said, I have no quibble. All I am saying is that GOI has done nothing *remotely* comparable to China actions in UIghur-land, in Kashmir, and in fact, it...
by ShauryaT
29 Nov 2019 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3409
Views: 545775

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Also, a big fat shame on the NRI's here, myself included. In the state I live in saw a billboard advertisement against India on Kashmir, right on the main highway. NRI's please double up the effort to shut the Pakis out, on SM, MSM, with money and our numbers.
by ShauryaT
29 Nov 2019 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3409
Views: 545775

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

My reference to China/Uighurs was in response to a post by ShauryaT who brought in the analogy. The CGI did not make any refence to China, and maybe I should edit my (twice-edited) post to avoid this confusion. Forget China. Kashmiri Hindus underwent a genocide in a democratic India, the shame of t...
by ShauryaT
28 Nov 2019 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3409
Views: 545775

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Politically incorrect it maybe, but he said the right thing. A demographic change is the right solution here and the only workable one. Not just Israel, China has done the same to Xinjiang and Tibet. Definitely better than what the Europeans did in the Americas. In our case, we would be taking contr...
by ShauryaT
09 Nov 2019 18:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 94275

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

This is a day to rejoice as the rebirth of Ram Rajya. As Sri Valmiki states: "Let it be known for posterity. In Ram’s rule, Dharma Rules. No one will be sick, everyone will be well fed, and their desires are fulfilled. There will be no crimes and justice will prevail. Youngsters will perform th...
by ShauryaT
31 Oct 2019 03:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2412
Views: 319169

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

A basic question, hope some old timers or the Author can help. Where has Airavat's blog moved to? It isn't available anymore. Many people are looking for him :) Some web archives might have the vlog posts. But better to read here - https://www.rajputcommunity.in/tags/airavat-singh I don't know if t...
by ShauryaT
29 Oct 2019 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2412
Views: 319169

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

A basic question, hope some old timers or the Author can help. Where has Airavat's blog moved to?
by ShauryaT
27 Oct 2019 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India should Create Nuclear Commerce Group (NCG)
Replies: 41
Views: 7060

Re: India should Create Nuclear Commerce Group (NCG)

Ramana, BTW: Did my part on the issue in a representation to a ranking foreign relations committee US Senator.
by ShauryaT
22 Sep 2019 22:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943105

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Anujan wrote:Public sector banks barring one or two should be divested so that we never get into the NPA mess again.
Now that type of announcement would be bigger than all the budgets since the Bank Nationalization Act, before I was born! :D
by ShauryaT
29 Aug 2019 09:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4771
Views: 405309

Re: Deterrence

>>“The weight of the open evidence” suggests that “the Secretary of Defence is not just unnecessary, but not even in the nuclear chain of command,” says Alex Wellerstein, an expert on nuclear history at the Stevens Institute of Technology. William Perry, a former defence secretary, agrees. The presi...
by ShauryaT
22 Aug 2019 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3525
Views: 608631

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

tsarkar wrote:Platforms like Rafale or 110 fighter RFP ....

+1. The only think I did add is privatization of indigenous platforms. The DPSU's as they exist have to die and be reborn.
by ShauryaT
14 Jul 2019 15:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tradition, Culture, Religion & Law in Indian Society
Replies: 441
Views: 35331

Re: Tradition, Culture, Religion & Law in Indian Society

Running after endless desires is not good, because it will ensue only conflict. Because there are not enough resources on earth to satisfy each and every desire of all the humans. But it doesn't mean that one should become lazy, and adjust to live in dirt poverty (Hinduism is not teaching to live i...
by ShauryaT
14 Jul 2019 15:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tradition, Culture, Religion & Law in Indian Society
Replies: 441
Views: 35331

Re: Tradition, Culture, Religion & Law in Indian Society

https://image.slidesharecdn.com/teachingsofshirdisaibaba-120308090346-phpapp01/95/teachings-of-shirdi-sai-baba-4-728.jpg?cb=1331197468 Above is a link on Sai Baba's teachings... Why do you consider the above to be essentially Hindu? I did not. The very first word Saburi is rooted in Arabic. The ent...
by ShauryaT
10 Jul 2019 05:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943105

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

GST rates are set by the GST Council. This involves all the state finance ministers and the Union FM. Every state has its own prerogative as to taxation, and a unified tax mechanism requires accommodating them all. Further, states are guaranteed 14% growth in the compensation mechanism, which I thi...
by ShauryaT
26 Mar 2019 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 81
Views: 9858

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Kindle copy purchased, have not read it yet, but it will be interesting to see the land war part on the northern front, given the time period.
by ShauryaT
22 Dec 2018 05:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2634
Views: 612895

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

While full political mileage must be drawn from this significant technological accomplishment, there is need to avoid hyperbolic statements that may erode the credibility of the nuclear deterrent. Thank you to retd CNS Admiral Arun Prakash for penning a sensible article. He knows what he is talking...
by ShauryaT
18 Dec 2018 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538781

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

Posting the full judgment . The legal verdict is out and we all have to accept the judgment from the highest court. This should end all legal debate on the matter. Although I have to say, a wise man said before all this started the government has no fear on the legality of the deal with the assuranc...
by ShauryaT
28 Nov 2018 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 142373

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

ramana wrote:Singha, Take a look at the map. Maldives is closer to Equator than Sriharikota.
Also, the southernmost islands are close to Diego Garcia.
by ShauryaT
05 Nov 2018 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 104042

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Speculation on what this deterrence patrol entailed can start. How long, where, route, comms, simulations, surveillance, assets deployed to protect the prized asset, costs, the enemy reaction (probably none for now) - means and methods, any war exercises done to challenge (unlikely), challenges face...
by ShauryaT
27 Sep 2018 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538781

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

Total offset Liability from Rafale deal is Rs 28k core Dassault’s share of the liability is Rs 14k corer DRDL’s share from this deal is Rs 6k corer How? Source? Anil’s 51% comes to Rs 3k corer or few hundred million euros. Exactly what Tavleen said. Thiese are facts from the deal itself not who sai...
by ShauryaT
26 Sep 2018 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538781

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

[ It can’t be. Dassault’s share is much less than 50% of the total offsets and reliance is going to get only a piece of it. Rs 29k corer is total offset << Rs14K corer is Dassault’s share (rest is by MBDA, Safran etc) DRDL’s share is roughly half of it , there are 69 other companies that are gettin...
by ShauryaT
25 Sep 2018 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538781

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

It is therefore quite rich of ShauryaT to refer to others as "spin masters", when the web of lies and half-truths he himself reproduced cannot withstand the scrutiny of a simple google search. RD: Good attempt at spinnning. So, you agree that NS/Jaitley were lying when they said GoI had n...
by ShauryaT
25 Sep 2018 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538781

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

upwards of 50%, is my understanding. 21,000 crores is the figure being mentioned. Rs 6000 corer and Dassault would own 49% of it so all this hapoola for Rs 3000corer of business. After adding the capital and start up cost, he would barely breakeven on the deal. So me the meat! Apples and Oranges si...
by ShauryaT
25 Sep 2018 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538781

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

ramana wrote:ShauryaT, What is the value of the contract that Anil Ambani got form the 50% offset? Say in %
50%, 25%, 10%?
upwards of 50%, is my understanding. 21,000 crores is the figure being mentioned.
by ShauryaT
25 Sep 2018 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538781

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

Reliance Part of Modi Govt’s ‘New Formula’: What Hollande Told AFP (This article has been updated to reflect former French President Francois Hollande’s full statement to news agency AFP.) On Friday, 21 September, several Indian news websites, including The Quint, published former French President ...
by ShauryaT
25 Sep 2018 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538781

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

Why We Chose Anil Ambani's Firm Despite Massive Debt: Dassault Sources https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/rafale-deal-anil-ambanis-firm-was-registered-had-land-near-airport-dassault-defence-1921482 Rafale deal: HAL, sources in favour of the deal say, never had any interest in serving as an offset part...
by ShauryaT
22 Sep 2018 17:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538781

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

Philip, I get the feeling future no govt will buy European planes. It will be Desi, Russian or US. Modi can learn from Vajpayee. George Fernades as RM resigned due to the "Coffin Scam" but was reinstated with the clear directions that his job is to make decisions and not to shy away from ...
by ShauryaT
04 Sep 2018 07:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 483630

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Is AMCA a funded project yet?
by ShauryaT
01 Sep 2018 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 618526

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Supratik wrote:It is unlikely anything will happen before LS2019 elections due to fall out reasons.
No Supratik, all these are excuses. The current one is local elections, next will be LS and after that will be state government and then someone will die, yada, yada. No political will. Disappointing.
by ShauryaT
31 Aug 2018 21:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4771
Views: 405309

Re: Deterrence

I have some issues with the article, where the author is confounding some institutional issues with our NCA structure along with a Modi bias. So, FWIW.

Modi at the Helm - Whither Nuclear Decision-making?
by ShauryaT
31 Aug 2018 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 618526

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

The government chickened out. extremely disappointed

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