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by hnair
03 Mar 2020 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3600
Views: 621978

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

A reset in ties with China on the cards - G.Parthasarathy, Business Line While Trump is relatively forthcoming about improving his country’s relations with Moscow, his views are not shared by most of his opponents, or even by his supporters . It is important that even as India firms up its new appr...
by hnair
02 Mar 2020 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12251
Views: 1031749

Re: Levant crisis - III

mahadevbhu has been prescribed some R&R for his inflammatory condition. Others, please don’t respond, use report for weird posts !
by hnair
28 Feb 2020 15:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4459
Views: 526539

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The wackiest analysis yet: Thomas Friedman: Democrats, here’s the sure-fire way to defeat Donald Trump Which is fine, however this caught my eye: “I am asking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to serve as our U.N. ambassador . Can you imagine how our international standing would improve with youth world...
by hnair
26 Feb 2020 13:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432996

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Folks, no more of calling for Direct Action or implying there will be one hence be on hair-trigger etc. The Home Minister and National Security Advisor has said they are on top of issues and hence no more urging of others to do stupid things these troubled times!
by hnair
23 Feb 2020 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Chola, I have stopped responding to your posts unless it contains racist terms, foul language and inappropriate images, which happens regularly. Cyclic posts of “China is great” followed by “no it is not” when someone challenged you is getting hackneyed
by hnair
23 Feb 2020 14:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

More than 100 wild animals died from poisoning in a mass die-off seemingly triggered by coronavirus disinfectant At least 135 wild animals were found dead in a Chinese megacity and tests show that they were poisoned by the disinfectant that's being used to combat the coronavirus. At least 17 specie...
by hnair
23 Feb 2020 14:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432996

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not sure why the MSM has downplayed her Christian surname. (sadly, from my community). Indeed, MSM was notably muted about this incident. I suspect she was trying to grandstand by using a provocative slogan, backed with some convoluted logical explanation of "we are all great nations onlee&quo...
by hnair
21 Feb 2020 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236996

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The Bharat Forge version of ATAGS has some resemblance to the visible portions of ATHOS' major subsystems. No. Both have different development agencies and teams . I seriously wish we get over the tendency of "A looks like B, so B technologies must have been used". Judging by looks is hor...
by hnair
21 Feb 2020 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27294

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

If we consider ALL hulls that can support a medium helo, to be on ASW duty during hot times, then OPVs, newer corvettes etc too can carry these helos. That will come close to 50 of the 90 ASW. Leaving aside 20 for maintanence mode, remaining 20c ould be shore-defense pickets of places like Andamans,...
by hnair
21 Feb 2020 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236996

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Got to wait till clarifications come out, but it might not exactly be a new deal for all we know. The Bharat Forge version of ATAGS has some resemblance to the visible portions of ATHOS' major subsystems. Maybe it integrates a lot of things that would de-risk Bharat Forge's lack of expertise in GC, ...
by hnair
21 Feb 2020 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432996

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Borat-grade comedy, and super awkward for Owaisi, who like Kerala's Muslim League has been certified as 400% secular and a nationalist.... Teen activist charged with sedition for saying ‘Pakistan zindabad’ Sedition case slapped against woman for ‘Pak Zindabad’ slogan at anti-CAA rally The woman, ide...
by hnair
16 Feb 2020 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

chetak, if they had any designs for India, why would their establishment let a wholesale paki takeover of Labour happen, as in until last year? They know it is a red flag for India. This guy has all the right academic qualifications but he will still be treated like an Indian by Indian establishment...
by hnair
16 Feb 2020 17:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27294

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

IMO best move it to move towards more UAV to fill gaps in surveillance ( I don’t support purchase of C-295 either for that reason). Agreed. Like I mentioned in my long post above, MALE UAVs (Low flying Naval Rustom with MAD, buoys or diesel sniffers) controlled by P8 or shore based Satcom is the mo...
by hnair
16 Feb 2020 17:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Wow! Look at these Spray Trucks. Looks like in china the time from Need Identified to Innovative Engineering Product Deployed in Streets is like 4 weeks? 3 weeks? THIS is the scary number, guys. Compare to desh... :shock: The Chinese are operating at better-than-WW2 pace of innovation. Saar, if we ...
by hnair
14 Feb 2020 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

After decorating the palace ? The MAIN palace. Rest of remodeling will come later. What if he has to rehab Allah when he finally goes to see him and finds out he is keeping the universe in a shopping cart and drinking a shiraz from brownpaper wrapped bottle? Dont want to remodel the guest palace on...
by hnair
13 Feb 2020 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Two western sources: China accused of under-reporting coronavirus outbreak Luo Jun, a 45-year-old woman from Wuhan, said she had been suffering from severe viral pneumonia since Saturday. With private cars banned from the roads , she struggled to walk the 5km to a hospital that would treat her . Onc...
by hnair
13 Feb 2020 12:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432996

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Nair Ji, By all local accounts, Govt schools and Clinics in Delhi were doing far better than what they were 8-10 years ago. There maybe a picture or a random story there about to mock them but overall, there are very few success stories of Indian state delivering basic services to the common man wi...
by hnair
13 Feb 2020 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27294

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

The P-8 can't perform low and slow prosecution of subs unlike turboprops. Low and slow has its better results than a bird flying at higher alts. Secondly larer numbers of long endurance aircraft are needed. The IL-38s come at a fraction of the cost of a P-8,please compare the huge cost difference. ...
by hnair
12 Feb 2020 13:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432996

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

An article in print.in that has some familiar anti-modi tropes, but does bring forth a point or two on how AAP did things very carefully 5 reasons why Modi-Shah’s BJP lost to Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP in Delhi election Gujarat model-style story TWO – Remember the Gujarat model? The national election too...
by hnair
11 Feb 2020 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332861

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It is going to be a tall order for Chinese government to make the "wild eat" connoisseurs desist from eating dodgy animals and their body parts.

Heck, if Batman was chinese, he would end up clapping and singing in a train in Wuhan for coin.
by hnair
11 Feb 2020 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432996

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

What is going to be interesting is what EVM-nutters led by Delhi CM, are going to claim now
by hnair
11 Feb 2020 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648856

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

Rakesh, she will call ACM some new names and claim he has no perspective, unlike her. She jumped the shark at Chandigarh and we should ignore her live antics from now on, but use her past work to show pakis their place in the universe.
by hnair
11 Feb 2020 09:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12251
Views: 1031749

Re: Levant crisis - III

It's getting bad because Turkish military is attacking Syrian army inside Syrian territory , and the UN has their thumbs all inside their asses. Only a smart Russian jhapad administered in the guise of a Syrian jhapad will discourage the Turks ; alternative is for Russians to directly do the hittin...
by hnair
10 Feb 2020 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The brains behind AOC and other leftists in US democrats is Saikat Chakrabarti, the prime mover behind a Tennessee-based PAC called the “Justice Democrats,” whose support was largely responsible for getting Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Ro Khanna, and Pramila Jaya...
by hnair
06 Feb 2020 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 38809

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Using lethal airpower internally against Indian citizens, even if they are naxals has a perception issue, that shows the world that regular and functioning law-enforcement does not exist or has failed completely. It attracts criticism against elected governments at all levels and acts as a lightenin...
by hnair
06 Feb 2020 13:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4459
Views: 526539

Re: Understanding the US - Again

What exactly was this gesture of a Speaker (one who is supposed to moderate and bring order, no less!) supposed to achieve? Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Trump’ Trilogy https://images.wsj.net/im-151194?width=200&size=0.6666666666666666 With the 2020 U.S. presidential election officially under way (well, sort ...
by hnair
05 Feb 2020 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

At some point, India will have to form a commission for generating "Minority reports from around the world" and publish it, claiming it is for studying better countries (west) and adapting their methods. The reports obviously wont paint a rosy pic, thanks to khanland police not yet letting...
by hnair
05 Feb 2020 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2635
Views: 613713

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

brar_w, swarm attack by supersonic AShMs have been an area of focus for USN, since public first started hearing of Aegis in the early 80s, almost 40 years ago. So why would you infer that the PLAN need that many decades to get their act together? They seem to have all the building blocks a while ago.
by hnair
05 Feb 2020 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2635
Views: 613713

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Why is everyone ganging up on Philip just because he happens to be a big fan of Russian weaponry? hgupta, you saying that itself is a ganging up with Philip and then again, no one is doing any co-ordinate attack on Philip, not now, not in the past. So you are creating a strawman. I went and looked ...
by hnair
05 Feb 2020 18:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432996

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Was watching channels on that Gunja Kapoor incident. So basically the main objection is to her wearing burqa and that apparently is shady and endangers the security of the Shaheen Bagh crowd. Now - One thought getting Khafir wimmens to wear purqa is a win? Didnt that New Zealand PM dame wear one as ...
by hnair
04 Feb 2020 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2635
Views: 613713

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Philip, be nice - You are not married to a Brahmos, are you? Then why are you going on a personal attack mode? I have warned or banned people for protesting in a similar personal fashion against your own illogical rants against Tejas program. And you are pulling same approach here
by hnair
04 Feb 2020 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2635
Views: 613713

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Philip, every post of yours mention Kalibr. Its design is that of a turbofan powered subsonic missile that worked well from GW1 till Syria, against militia-category enemies with basic air-defense. It has not yet been used in anger against a first-rate military's well-armed and defended ship. Only sh...
by hnair
29 Jan 2020 13:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1878
Views: 196009

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Celebration upcoming! Finally some dates on sea-trials and that seem close! (source: tweet from a BRF favorite :lol: :lol: :lol: ) Ten years after I first visited the construction site at Cochin Shipyard where we had begun building the first indigenous aircraft carrier, I came back yesterday to step...
by hnair
29 Jan 2020 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

maitya, love reading your posts! From one of your posts,Got a question: The twin risks that the then, committee took were: a) No "flying" turbojet or turbofan experience - max experience was with bench tested turbojets/turbofan prototypes b) No Technical/R&D bare-minm R&D infra (pl...
by hnair
24 Jan 2020 11:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4459
Views: 526539

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Even Time is kind of backing off from supporting Secy H.Clinton in this new front that got opened up: 'A Fighting Chance': Tulsi Gabbard Could Possibly Win Her Defamation Suit Against Hillary Clinton The original statement, which is slimey enough to slip out of a legal challenge, but enough to impli...
by hnair
24 Jan 2020 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648856

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

x-posting from khan-tech thread: F-35 sensors help ground interceptors engage “air-breathing” targets The Lockheed Martin F-35 has demonstrated has demonstrated a capability to downlink targeting data about multiple “air-breathing threats” to ground forces . ..... The company did not state the size ...
by hnair
23 Jan 2020 11:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432996

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

About Davos. It is a miniature version of the business model of the nation State called Singapore. What is the business model? Singapore says I bring all the animals around the world, put them up here and tell the people of the world, "here come and watch these animals eat, make love etc. And ...
by hnair
23 Jan 2020 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 22529

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Thakur_B, thanks, that power will surely help. Underpowered is one thing, but niggling issues with suspension, fuel line, weather proofing etc that needed a lot of garage time. We have used it a bit during the 2018 Kerala flood relief (of course, as a non-state privateer), in doing rescue, towing, c...
by hnair
23 Jan 2020 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713322

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Nuclear powered pontoon you mean ? :lol: :lol: :lol: A purely cavitator kind of cap seem to be used by M51, a good video of the cavitator cap in action is the old video of a French test launch from some deep tank 5beVx31OSvE But the K4 and R39 that Gerard has posted, look very energetic, for lack o...
by hnair
20 Jan 2020 12:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713322

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

My favorite are the Lakshya drone tests. During its entire testing over years, those damn things must have traveled enough distance. From all the way to Oort cloud and back. It is not often that a significant chunk of a journalist's entire career is about reporting a target drone's daily routine We ...

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