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by Lalmohan
25 May 2018 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330304

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

tornado worked on the principle of ground mapping radar and intertial nav to fly at tree top height. but it is a big beacon that lights up the EM spectrum as well
by Lalmohan
25 May 2018 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330304

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I don't understand - the more the radars and SAMs, the more the need to fly very low and very fast to escape detection (or fly very very high, beyond the SAM envelope) or break lock with ground clutter. Anything in between is happy altitude for SAMs. Doesn't matter if it is Jaguar or Tejas. Even if...
by Lalmohan
25 May 2018 13:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Gus - agree, manafort wont flip, would have done so by now
Cohen will flip, taxiwallah will drop him in it
some talk of whether Guiliani has flipped (or his brain has)
and of course - the impending dog eat dog clash of the kushners and the trumps is looming
pompeo seems to be hedging his bets
by Lalmohan
24 May 2018 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

meanwhile... the taxiwallah has flipped on the pay-off lawyer
and...
out pops a news report about payments from Ukraine for 'meetings' with the WH
and
suddenly (then) Ukraine dropped charges against manafort
and
Ukraine get to buy javelin missiles
cash for access?
by Lalmohan
24 May 2018 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

oh! trumpie has just cancelled summit with jongaboy
by Lalmohan
24 May 2018 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

meanwhile, Kushner gets his security clearance...
by Lalmohan
24 May 2018 16:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

and ofcourse the old city itself is split into "five quarters" - one for each religion and a central region for all religions naturally none of the Indic religions get their own quarter, which is a shame... and all along the via dolorosa you can buy religious artefacts from an uninterrupte...
by Lalmohan
23 May 2018 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4891
Views: 270313

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

was watching a programme last night about how satellite imagery is used to identify prospective archaeological sites and then using multiple techniques to identify what was happening at the site, when and therefore who was most likely to have been there. in this context it was the (almost) positive ...
by Lalmohan
23 May 2018 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4891
Views: 270313

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

more likely route is via the gypsies who may have brought a sitar or sitar like instrument out of india and took it west
the gypsies put down most roots in spain, where the "Spanish guitar" has come from
by Lalmohan
22 May 2018 14:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

today Donny is going to meet with the leadership of the department of justice and supposedly demand that they break from the legal process and procedures and do as he tells them to do. ofcourse, he may not actually do that, but he has tweeted that he will and there is a meeting set for 3pm EST I am ...
by Lalmohan
21 May 2018 20:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

boeing and airbus headed for another round of tiffs... WTO has ruled that airbus receives unfair subsidies... airbus counters that boeing is subsidised by US military budget... has been going on for 30 years+
under current circumstances can expect it to get ugly
by Lalmohan
21 May 2018 13:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Remembering the 1971 war
Replies: 146
Views: 17886

Re: Remembering the 1971 war

the political context is important. the german people were told that the eastern Europeans were sub-human (untermenschen) and could therefore be treated as animals. even before the war Himmler was writing papers about how the wheat fields of the Ukraine had to be turned to feeding the the german peo...
by Lalmohan
19 May 2018 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

This is correct. DT doesn’t like Bolton’s moustache and was the reason he hesitated hiring him. indeed, a number of news sources said so several weeks ago... but now Donny is publicly contradicting him re "Libya model" looks like Mikey-Pee was given the mission to bring back the No-bells ...
by Lalmohan
18 May 2018 15:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

looks like Donny prefers Jongaboy to House Bolton
by Lalmohan
17 May 2018 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Jordan has been Munna number 1 in order to stay alive ever since the sykes-picot agreement carved up the middle east and the hashemites lost control of the holy mosques; they have assiduously courted the US and made sure they stayed in Munna position. after all they are in a tough neighbourhood and ...
by Lalmohan
17 May 2018 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2501
Views: 226601

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

Why does it HAVE to be Russian? Why cant we substitute it for any other, especially our own? the radar, nav/attack, flight management and other core systems are usually designed along common (to a manufacturer) standards and databus technologies. often mixing standards (whilst technically possible ...
by Lalmohan
17 May 2018 17:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 260390

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

I doubt there is enough space or power available to drive an inbuilt IRST on the Tejas
(I am assuming that Litening has some form of ram air generator)
by Lalmohan
17 May 2018 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

the other thing to factor in is that with recognition of Jerusalem as the capital (to basically shore up the evangelical support - most of whom don't like jews anyway) the US has shut the door on a two-state solution to the Palestinian problem
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by Lalmohan
17 May 2018 17:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Singha wrote:Usa has allegedly fought more wars in its 250 years history than any other country


even if you discount the wars against native American entities the number remains quite large
by Lalmohan
17 May 2018 17:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

the UK public protests against cruise missiles and tactical nukes were big indeed, however the cruise missile's inherent destabilising effect on MAD totally upset the balance with the Soviets and were I believe ultimately withdrawn as a part of START or SALT I or II or whatever that agreement was ca...
by Lalmohan
16 May 2018 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

the key is "denculearisation of the Korean peninsula"
that means jonga gives up his lab and prototypes and ding dongs (under Xi umbrella)
and the US has to move nukes and probably THAAD out of SOKO
can't see the US agreeing to that
by Lalmohan
16 May 2018 14:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

meanwhile UAE and Qatar have pretty much said that they bribed Kushner
and the Chinese are dropping big hints that they just bribed the orange one to back off on sanctions with a certain telecoms firm

meanwhile the Devos-Pruitt combo are making Bihar politics look good
all iz vell
by Lalmohan
16 May 2018 14:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Xi-Jonga combo have split SoKo from unkil - or at least driven a firm wedge into public opinion plus - 'see what they did to Libya! see what they are doing to iran!!' factor plus - Bolton has been specifically pointed out as a problem by Jonga DoD and the remnants of Foggy Bottom must be tearing the...
by Lalmohan
15 May 2018 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Ru and Ch have backed the iran deal
and Iranian hardliners are using the decision to 'prove' to the faithful that the word of the great satan is not to be trusted
if trump is indeed blustering to get a better deal, what could/does this better deal look like?
by Lalmohan
14 May 2018 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

latest reports are that 43 dead and almost 2000 wounded in the Palestinian protests today
that's a big number by any standard
by Lalmohan
14 May 2018 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

there has been quite a lot of progress actually - there are a number of indictments and guilty pleas
and clearly some degree of nervousness amongst some
the problem is that the findings will be too complicated for mango folks to understand
by Lalmohan
14 May 2018 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

mean-e-while I see tv clips of American ambassador telling the world that the US is fulfilling its promise to the American people to recognise jersualem as the capital of Israel (note: people == evanjehadis) also, the cohen bank account tamasha is throwing up questions about 'which family was promis...
by Lalmohan
14 May 2018 19:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^^^ great book, recommended reading, but no surprises for BRF wallahs!
by Lalmohan
13 May 2018 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3375
Views: 394971

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^ true, but until they have x-rayed the structure they won't know if there are other problems internally (main structural components)
by Lalmohan
13 May 2018 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3385
Views: 350542

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

don't think its right to compare the US vietnam air cavalry tactics with the air-land-battle concept that is being talked about here, which is altogether different in terms of strategic objectives and its filter down to tactics in the battle space (also an US tactic). this is only possible through h...
by Lalmohan
13 May 2018 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

modern day lebanese (particularly christian maronites) link themselves to the phoenicians (like liberal iranians do to persians) the philistinis remain the palestinians all modern versions of these people see themselves as arabs there have been a lot of flows of people through this region over the y...
by Lalmohan
11 May 2018 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

david slew goliath the phillistine

[added later]

and in british colonial era the term was used to mean uncivilised... as in: "oh he is an absolute philistine!"
by Lalmohan
10 May 2018 19:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I am sure that if you ask the Persians they will tell you that their nukes are an insurance policy against the wahabbis and their chamchas in Pakistan
all else is just media hype onlee...
by Lalmohan
10 May 2018 16:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11296
Views: 634620

Re: Levant crisis - III

looks like bibi is trying to ensure that the iran nuke deal falls through on schedule
by Lalmohan
09 May 2018 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Lalmohan wrote:he will ask tell the Saudis, emiratis and qataris to buy more boeing and LM products
by Lalmohan
09 May 2018 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

he will ask the Saudis, emiratis and qataris to buy more boeing and LM products
by Lalmohan
09 May 2018 20:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

of course all this war talk has taken the spotlight of little old Michael Cohen... and his merry bank account you'd have thought that getting rid of schneiderman alone would have sufficed, but I guess Bolton is the daddy now bibi is in trouble with mossad... lets see how that pans out also, its inte...
by Lalmohan
09 May 2018 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Who in the US looses the most by the reinstatement of Iranian sanctions? And why is Kerry in Palestine telling them not to respond to Trumps baits? Are these sanctions more to do with internal US affairs than anything else? most likely outcome will be a hike in oil prices... and the removal of all ...
by Lalmohan
09 May 2018 14:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 484
Views: 42901

Re: Understanding the US- Again

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