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by SriKumar
17 Apr 2019 04:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2729
Views: 344858

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

This is absolutely hillarious. Pakis have been paying off white 'influencers' (actually a bunch of nobodies with no real credibility who suddenly appeared on the scene after they got a lifafa from ISPR) to promote a make-believe positive image of the country, but some of them couldn't take the leve...
by SriKumar
15 Apr 2019 02:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1344
Views: 91116

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

^^^ This post is a keeper. I am not sure but I think it does raise the quality of posts on this thread?

However, since it is clearly denoted and prefaced as a 'Conspiracy Theory', it is completely OK to post it.
(Mods: Can we discuss the above post? ).
by SriKumar
13 Apr 2019 20:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5371
Views: 426327

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

To make matters much worse, they did not provide a simple off-switch for the system that did not also render another important flight control system inoperable. This is quite unbelievable, actually. It seems to suggest they dont fully know how their own systems are integrated. They can come out wit...
by SriKumar
13 Apr 2019 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1344
Views: 91116

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

. NDTV is projecting major major gains for BJP !!! just saw the youtube... If indeed there has been lesser green voting, that would suggest they know what's going to happen. About NDTV, I would caution against using their predictions as a guideline. Was it Bihar (?) 2 years ago where they did a ver...
by SriKumar
13 Apr 2019 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1344
Views: 91116

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

In this case, I actually believe high turnout will help Modi. He has done enough for large sections of the poorer society that they would feel compelled to vote their support. (One saw enough losses in KA and CG where BJP lost by 100 and 1000 votes that everyone, including people on BRF realized tha...
by SriKumar
11 Apr 2019 06:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 851
Views: 92584

Re: Indian ASAT Test

'Ball in air' is very simplistic relative to ASAT test. A ball thrown 'straight up' will land west of the thrower because: even though the tangential velocity of the ball remains the same as what was imparted to it on earth, it needs to traverse a longer path to 'stay overhead' of the thrower (since...
by SriKumar
11 Apr 2019 05:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5371
Views: 426327

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

They are still not doing this and claiming the problem will be resolved with a Software fix. I personally am going to avoid flying on the MAX even after it gets back into service if they go this route. I am thinking this will be the position of many people given BOeing's response after Lion Air cra...
by SriKumar
08 Apr 2019 04:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5371
Views: 426327

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

thanks nachiket. your posts are always informative.
If the craft can be flown with mcas off completely & no bad habits in the craft due to c.g., it still has a chance.
by SriKumar
08 Apr 2019 01:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5371
Views: 426327

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^^ This is the key question I have.....is the new Boeing craft flyable at all without the MCAS. And does MCAS fully turn off when pilots hit that switch? Only Boeing knows the answer. One the face of it, BOeing has said how it can be disabled, and I suppose some pilots have done it and still flown ...
by SriKumar
07 Apr 2019 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 851
Views: 92584

Re: Indian ASAT Test

From this video, at about 26:00... DRDO director Satheesh Reddy specifically says that the satellite was impacted almost head on (or at a very shallow angle). This was to done to maximize debris that would lose kinetic energy and come down into atmosphere. Posting this here since there was some spec...
by SriKumar
07 Apr 2019 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 851
Views: 92584

Re: Indian ASAT Test

The DRDO video is something. Its has experimental data i.e. in the 2 sets of impact imageries. Around 3:50 onwards there is (IR?) video of the seeker aiming for the satellite. Relative velocity is mentioned as 10.45 km/sec (on the right side display). It shows the action in the last second of impact...
by SriKumar
30 Mar 2019 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

I am at the 8th chapter now. A lot of good jingo material! I am still not convinced Khan will provide us so much support. I guess it is possible. Actually they don't give us that much support. They only tell us what China is upto, which costs them nothing. Also, US-China tensions have progressed th...
by SriKumar
30 Mar 2019 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 851
Views: 92584

Re: Indian ASAT Test

dont know what is the credibility of the source, but this claims to be a physics simulation of the intercept and subsequent debris cloud. they have assumed the missile climbed a bit higher and struck from top to force the debris down https://twitter.com/nktpnd/status/1111707335590899712 they claim ...
by SriKumar
27 Mar 2019 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 851
Views: 92584

Re: Indian ASAT test

Obviously no NOTAM would have been issued for this launch. Launch site of the missile would be of interest. CEP of this would have to in the order of a few meters. Guessing that the Action was likely over the skies of Bay of Bengal? Latitude of the satellite destroyed would be nice to know 8). Could...
by SriKumar
11 Mar 2019 09:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5371
Views: 426327

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

FAA's (in)action reminds me of the time 787 was released and had issues with Lithium batteries malfunctioning. They grounded the 787 craft only after All Nippon Airways grounded them, after 2-3 flight emergencies. In other words, behind the curve on their job to keep public safe. I cannot imagine an...
by SriKumar
11 Mar 2019 03:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5371
Views: 426327

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I hate to say this but these pictures say a lot, and maybe the probable cause. It is what the pictures dont show that is very telling. No large parts in vicinity. Usually photographers go for larger parts ...these ones are all small. None of the pictures show any large parts, let alone a portion rec...
by SriKumar
10 Mar 2019 23:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5371
Views: 426327

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

1. This crash will be a lot more difficult for Boeing to dismiss/sweep aside. IT happened on land and there will be pictures for it on the web. 2. It is already making the front page news for main websites. A lot of Americans fly to Africa to be one with nature, lion safari etc., especially the well...
by SriKumar
10 Mar 2019 20:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5371
Views: 426327

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

[quote="chola" ] Two massive events like this so soon after the type's delivery -- the second involving a very well respected airline -- would kill the future of any plane I would think. Especially one with an established competitor like the A330neo. But it is Boeing afterall. Unprecedente...
by SriKumar
10 Mar 2019 18:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5371
Views: 426327

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

singha.....the official Airlines release uses the word 'accident'. so if they were careful with their wording, it seems to rule out al shahab activity.
by SriKumar
10 Mar 2019 18:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5371
Views: 426327

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Atleast the CVR and FDR will be recovered quickly since this happened on land. The Lion air event was over sea....(100 ft deep?) and the debris was another 30 ft or so under sea bed !! It is unbeliebable (gives on an idea of how the craft was going in its final moments). prayers for the passengers a...
by SriKumar
10 Mar 2019 08:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537097

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Myanmar raid was not an airstrike. Ground forces assaulted the terrorist camp. In fact, I dont believe any air assets were used anywhere in the raid (forget Uri movie) except when dropping off the troops, and they were dropped off about many kms inside Indian border and trekked by foot after that.
by SriKumar
06 Mar 2019 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537097

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

A general note- structure being intact can actually be worse for the people inside. The blast wave and the fireball will be contained inside the building walls and not get out.
Survivors will have massive tissue damage from blast and fire.
by SriKumar
04 Mar 2019 05:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537097

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I'm not 100% certain, but I think the coordinates that Nathan Ruser's estimate of the target corresponds to 34°27'50.25"N. 73°19'6.48"E or in decimal degrees: 34.463957°, 73.318466° This is different from the other locations suggested: 1. Somewhere around Jaba: 34.433055,73.324516 2. Batr...
by SriKumar
03 Mar 2019 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2887
Views: 369268

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

hgupta- google Sarabjit Singh and see how he was killed 6 years ago. (O/T).
Pakistanis will understand the constraints very well. They too have them.
by SriKumar
03 Mar 2019 06:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2887
Views: 369268

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Guys, I STILL CANNOT understand how Terroristsn was forced to hand back the Wing Cdr in 2 dins. Note fate of the poor businessman sitting sentenced to death in Paki jail, etc. All the high-sounding stuff about Jiin-e-Va Convention is so much Berkeley-Stanford. PAKIS? Geneva Convention? It might be ...
by SriKumar
03 Mar 2019 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537097

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The PoK Kashmiris must love their PAF and PA protectors. Which Pakistani pilot will now feel safe between the RAdcliffe line and LOC. If they get shot down, they are better off crashing with the plane. Good point to troll some pakis. Yes, and an even better way would be: Pakistani jets are not safe...
by SriKumar
02 Mar 2019 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537097

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

So it is confirmed that the Pakistani F-16 pilot who landed alive was beaten to death (!! :eek: ) by civilians that met up with him. I dont think it can be a case of mistaken identity- the pilot suit usually carries a patch of the PAkistan flag on the left shoulder. It must have been deliberate- whi...
by SriKumar
02 Mar 2019 19:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2886
Views: 406302

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Wow. US is turning up the pressure.
That China could do nothing so far is a major loss of face.
by SriKumar
02 Mar 2019 19:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537097

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

In fact Musharraf was asked in the White House during his visit with Bush and he said bin laden is not in Pakistan. There is a video of it somewhere
by SriKumar
02 Mar 2019 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537097

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^ THe twitter handle you linked to says: Pakistan ZIndabad. It is a Pakistani guy's website (must have been one of 100s of guests who showed up....I can imagine that some ready shady, two-bit characters also come to read this website, as a guest.).
by SriKumar
28 Feb 2019 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537097

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Guys
A lot of the guests on the forum will likely be Pakistanis- civvies, journos and some shady characters. Please be careful of what you post- not just substance but style, etc .

Just echoing the requests by Rakesh in his first post on this thread.
by SriKumar
28 Feb 2019 17:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 35480

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

1. Such situations can happen again i.e. IAF will need to fight over Pakistani airspace. At some point, someone will get shot down. 2. The reverse can be true. Unless PAF decides to never cross into Indian airspace, they can expect their pilots to be in Indian hands at some point. Their pilots too n...
by SriKumar
27 Feb 2019 16:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128138

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Quick comment- it is good that they showed a video of the pilot alive and well (man handled or otherwise). This means that he is a POW and they are responsible for him now. Recall that during Kargil there was no video released of Sqn leader Ahuja ..... but there was one Flt. Lt. of Nachiketa .....he...
by SriKumar
27 Feb 2019 09:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128138

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Guys for your viewing pleasure. We all watched it back in 2014 and waited for it. For one day we knew that Modiji would be given the chance and he would grab it with both hands! [youtube]pxn1u2OR7q0 You beat me to it, Sanju. I have not forgotten this video. I hope Pakistanis watch this video as wel...
by SriKumar
27 Feb 2019 06:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128138

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

If they had any brains- which I think some of them do, they would ask themselves: which aggressive act from their side will NOT invite another retaliation. Well, I cannot think of one...other than a terrorist attack that kills 2-3 civilians, or cross-border shelling (which they are already doing). I...
by SriKumar
26 Feb 2019 11:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128138

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Let me say this the LoC will open to Pakistani airforce strike today evening. mark my words. Im the Dim cannot take it lying down. Let me just say this....it is not Im The Dim's decision, and even he knows that. He's the new kid on the block and his job is to say 'Ji Huzoor' (Yessir) to what the Pa...
by SriKumar
26 Feb 2019 11:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128138

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Chetak...this topic is OT for this thread but make no mistake...Dokalam ended up being a standoff only and only because China blinked and deliberately declined to escalate. China knew that if they had escalated, eent ka jawaab pahtar se milta. And discretion being the better part of valor, they slun...
by SriKumar
26 Feb 2019 10:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128138

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

This would taken the hans by surprise as well, and it also puts them on notice that a new sheriff is in town and not what they expected like from the previous docile and cheeni servile dispensations. I doubt the Chinese would be surprised at all. India not only stopped them physically in Dokalam, t...
by SriKumar
26 Feb 2019 10:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128138

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

This is moment of reckoning, and next one week is a challenging time for India. . Watch out for China, and Islamic Coalition.. No such problem maaan. Dont worry....have curry. China is still puzzling about Dokalam and why India told them to eff off...this was jsut a year ago. As far as Pakistan is ...
by SriKumar
26 Feb 2019 10:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128138

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

What does that tell you about their monitoring? Rakesh, they detected us for sure and just got out of the way. Since you posted this comment, Karan, I give you this.....from the past: Pakistan's response to Indian surgical operation in Burma. Pakistan is not Myanmar, will respond to foreign aggress...

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