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by ShauryaT
04 Sep 2018 07:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3222
Views: 367157

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: 2285
Views: 361839

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: 4636
Views: 275258

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: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

The government chickened out. extremely disappointed
by ShauryaT
30 Aug 2018 07:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1167
Views: 108504

Re: Understanding the US- Again

This is dated. Documenting Hate: Charlottesville In Documenting Hate: Charlottesville, FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the white supremacists and neo-Nazis involved in the 2017 Charlottesville Unite the Right rally. This is the first in a series of two Documenting Hate films from FRONTLINE and ...
by ShauryaT
25 Aug 2018 02:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

SC defers hearing on plea challenging Art 370 to Sept -- Apex court to hear on Aug 30 the petitions challenging validity of Article 35-A I do not think, this challenge to article 370 will stand. The "period" for temporary is not defined and the J&K assembly as the inheritor of the J&a...
by ShauryaT
23 Aug 2018 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 68556

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^Thanks. For some reason, I was associating INF with only BM and nuclear payloads.
by ShauryaT
22 Aug 2018 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257203

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

At the right time and place, everything is up for negotiation. We got the Su-30 as Boris Yeltsin desperately wanted to pay some workers in his constituency and needed some money, PVNR obliged. So, if we want the engine tech from Russia, what is India willing to offer or can offer that Russia needs?
by ShauryaT
22 Aug 2018 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 68556

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Roosi Corvettes are armed with long-range cruise missiles as they cannot have land based ones due to treaty, our usecase is more like the US (or I at least I wish) with the main carriers being destroyers/crusiers which prowl the oceans half way round the world. Any thing in the immediate neighborho...
by ShauryaT
16 Aug 2018 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 4062

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

UB: Even before Indira, there was a comment by JLN to a young ABV in Parliament, you speak as if you want to become the PM one day!!
by ShauryaT
16 Aug 2018 19:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 4062

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

The best prime minister India has had to date, for me. My respect and Shraddhanjali to this lion, who spoke softly but purposefully and with the will to lead, the confidence of his team and the vision of a statesman.
by ShauryaT
15 Aug 2018 09:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1627

Re: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!

Swatantrata Din Ki Shubh Kaamanye. Cherish this political independence and unity, for we have reattained this independence and unity after many long millenniums of subjugation. As long as we stay united, we will be able to fight all threats within and foreign. May the spiritual genius of this civili...
by ShauryaT
12 Aug 2018 10:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1167
Views: 108504

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2018-08-10/strategic-thinking-made-america-great?cid=int-fls&pgtype=hpg Before Trump, the bedrock of U.S. grand strategy for successive administrations, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George H. W. Bush, was “Europe First.” “Europe First” meant seeking demo...
by ShauryaT
10 Aug 2018 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167594

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

Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan: ‘Rafale defence scandal imperils national security’

This is the full text of a statement released by Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Prashant Bhushan at a press conference on Wednesday.
Posting without judgments made.
by ShauryaT
10 Aug 2018 06:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 855
Views: 123890

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

But here is a beautiful aircraft which can take-off and land on an aircraft carrier, a delta wing-single engined light naval combat aircraft with 3000 Kgs of useable provisions. NLCA must see operational use , even if it is in a limited batch of 12 aircraft and 2 trainers. Not true. Not only is Mk1...
by ShauryaT
06 Aug 2018 15:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

:( The government backed out, for now. 35A case deferred to end of Aug by SC.
by ShauryaT
06 Aug 2018 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I hope the SC does not back out when the case opens for hearing and provides a deferment a backhanded win to the separatists. This talk of civil war, revolt should not scare us. We already have a war on our hands, let us face it together and let the government do its job and impose the will of the I...
by ShauryaT
05 Aug 2018 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

BJP ready for debate on Article 35A; call for two-day shutdown in J&K "The BJP is open to a debate with anyone or any political party on whether or not Article 35A is in the interest of the people of the state. We are extending an open invitation," J&K BJP chief spokesperson Sunil...
by ShauryaT
04 Aug 2018 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1274
Views: 202111

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

If someone reads this new book on Kargil, please post here, looks to be informative and based on first hand accounts and reports. On my read list, did not find a kindle version.

by ShauryaT
30 Jul 2018 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1738
Views: 216588

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

In either case, it makes little difference to the import lobby in general - though those favouring stronger ties with West would be favour it while those Russophiles would likely not. Viv S: You may not have meant it as an attack but member kshirin took the Russophile comment as such. A little hars...
by ShauryaT
30 Jul 2018 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Let the battle begin. JRL warns of mass agitation if Art 35-A tinkered with The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) Sunday threatened to launch mass agitation and called for two-day shutdown against any tinkering with Article 35A, which grants special privileges to residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Hurr...
by ShauryaT
25 Jul 2018 08:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2379
Views: 474211

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

What guarantee that a private sector guy with Swiss bank accounts will not be hostage to external pressures. The key is to reform the DPSU+OFB as Vidur said many times. All your points on trikaal's posts are valid, except the above. To assume a government-owned company/executive is somehow more loy...
by ShauryaT
24 Jul 2018 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 68556

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

apart from the usual plans for SSN and SSBN, I wonder if we should invest in SSGNs also using the oscar template of inclined tubes on the sides ... a kind of devastating submerged barge meant to kill carrier groups and also impress the natives in various moffusil ports on the IOR rim, plus make the...
by ShauryaT
24 Jul 2018 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 855
Views: 123890

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

The key would be to convince the IN to set aside its apprehension and purchase 3-4 squadrons of Tejas for Vikrant and Vikram. IN is quite adamant that N Tejas does not meet their need or requirements. Hope NS can convince them other wise. Not going to happen. The path here is quite straightforward ...
by ShauryaT
23 Jul 2018 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3480
Views: 394217

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

x-post. Army will be without arms…if it doesn’t revert to Five-year colour service - Bharat Karnad Figures don’t lie. The payroll expenses and the pensions and the post-retirement sustenance costs (besides pensions, access to canteen and health services for life) are barreling out of control, taking...
by ShauryaT
22 Jul 2018 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 207
Views: 34526

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Army will be without arms…if it doesn’t revert to Five-year colour service - Bharat Karnad Figures don’t lie. The payroll expenses and the pensions and the post-retirement sustenance costs (besides pensions, access to canteen and health services for life) are barreling out of control, taking an eve...
by ShauryaT
20 Jul 2018 00:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1397
Views: 173126

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Singha wrote:the nuclear powered GLCM seems to be containerized and ready to roll already. a real terror weapon.
Absolute terror, what is the plan send 100 of them to circle around the US for 10 years?? :lol: What next, a nuclear-powered torpedo?
by ShauryaT
10 Jul 2018 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

X-posting from BGR: From M.O. Mathai's 'My Days with Nehru': In this context, two pieces of disquieting news reached me: 1. A Brigadier of Army Headquarters said that the army felt very strongly about recent poliical events in Kashmir and added that there would be trouble if any weakening was shown...
by ShauryaT
08 Jul 2018 18:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Do you have any credible references for the highlighted part? Not claiming JLN did not screw up but you have to have the correct reasons thereof. Look up Maj Gen GD Bakshi's video regarding the same. Can't do it for you now. Although other army personalities have said same, I consider Maj Gen lot m...
by ShauryaT
04 Jul 2018 12:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Karthik S wrote:Oh yeah, everyone knows JN screwed up by going to UN right when we were on the verge of taking back the territory. Don't spread false info.
Do you have any credible references for the highlighted part? Not claiming JLN did not screw up but you have to have the correct reasons thereof.
by ShauryaT
04 Jul 2018 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

@CRamS: Let us discuss, when you learn to read things without the color of the paper one writes on or the color of the garment one wears, hopefully with calmer language and rigor in the debate.
by ShauryaT
04 Jul 2018 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Part II. Arun Shourie interview: ‘Focus on what can be done now — to improve governance, the life of people’ Delhi needs to play a more proactive role on the ground. And Kashmiris need to shed fanciful goals like azadi and start preparing a blueprint for the future without the baggage of the past, s...
by ShauryaT
04 Jul 2018 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Arun Shourie interview: ‘All parties have lost legitimacy, we are farther from recommencing a political process in J&K than in years before’ I am posting in full as very few non-political minds apply their minds on the issue. As the Vietnam War demonstrated, one must never go by figures alone: ...
by ShauryaT
03 Jul 2018 08:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I had mentioned the Mufti, Abdullah family mafias running Kashmir and J&K by default. Others are noting too. https://twitter.com/UrviMD/status/1013826778480160770?s=19 It is called delegating a problem. The Indian system of governance is known for misgovernance across the board so why will J&am...
by ShauryaT
01 Jul 2018 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Shauryaji: Since the Constituent Assembly does not exist, doesn't SS have a point? If 370 were not "special", why would such a strange condition attach? That means that 370 IS special, and so can be abrogated without the conditions for a standard constitutional article. UB: I hold no brie...
by ShauryaT
30 Jun 2018 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1738
Views: 216588

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

>>Rudradev >>The problem with "space force" notions is that maintaining a significant armed presence in space on a permanent basis, even for a country like USA, is an overwhelmingly costly proposition. Can I suggest to mods a separate thread for air-space weaponization? Think it is an impo...
by ShauryaT
27 Jun 2018 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

BJP wants to revoke Article 370, ironically Sardar Patel was its architect Until late 1947, Patel was open to Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan if Pakistanis would tell Nizam of Hyderabad to join India. The BJP’s decision to pull out of the alliance in Jammu and Kashmir has led to recrimination on al...
by ShauryaT
25 Jun 2018 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Time (for GOI ) to stop the whining and scrap 370. Subramanian Swamy says there is no 2/3 majority or Both Houses resolution needed, that's all hogwash. That the administration of the din can scrap it. If they can face the ro-dho and fridin bus-burning. Subramanian Swamy is often wrong on legal mat...
by ShauryaT
23 Jun 2018 19:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2285
Views: 361839

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

An old Kashmir-Jammu dilemma - Sandeep Bhardwaj The Bharatiya Janata Party’s decision to break its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and plunge Jammu and Kashmir into political chaos comes as a climax to a dilemma that the party’s government at the Centre had been facing since the St...

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