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by hnair
19 Nov 2018 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sachin, incase you forgot, the chap you refering to (no names!) has an axe to grind not against the communists, but against the A-groupers of Congress
by hnair
19 Nov 2018 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2708
Views: 332317

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Train18 is the bomb! smooth... souravB, issue is with having a swing-role bogey requirement like IR, that can be a sleeper at night and a seater during day. cheap air travel is the only long term solution to India's farflung railway users. More efficient stacking of sleepers can lead to less efficie...
by hnair
19 Nov 2018 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 67400

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://i.postimg.cc/KjrStdHJ/DF-TECH-XSP-1-Boeing.jpg ^Boeing has completed nondestructive tests of the Phantom Express liquid-oxygen propellant composite cryotank, which is almost 40% lighter than comparable aluminum tanks. Credit: Boeing https://i.postimg.cc/nhrgLjpd/DF-TECH-XSP-2-Boeing.jpg ^Fo...
by hnair
19 Nov 2018 09:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Also wanted to see how the state government had spent 100 crores has given for Sabarimala improvement It was spent better than first time, when the state govt diverted it completely! This was before the floods. After the flood damages, the state govt did nada. It is going to be interesting if Minis...
by hnair
19 Nov 2018 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Dileep wrote:But that is the 'naarmal' here. You should compare with the coverage by Kairali/Beebul/Asianet during a commie demonstration during UDF.


exactly what I was saying - this is the sort of gaspy reporting that gets eyeballs, as the BARC reports of malayalam news channels prove
by hnair
19 Nov 2018 09:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Actually I am basing it on the history and expectations of Polis Brutality in Kerala, of which I seem to have seen much more (fortunately only in reports) than you guys .... No sir, you haven't. Please dont make this a benis measurement thing! You really haven't :( :( :( It is not funny to hear &qu...
by hnair
19 Nov 2018 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

All told, the Janam TV propaganda about Police Brutality is stretched a bit too far. Polis made clear that ppl were not to sleep up there. Ppl disregarded it. Polis showed that they had to follow orders . I did not see any out-of-control behavior by polis, sorry. Not that a small thing like that sh...
by hnair
19 Nov 2018 08:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

In states like Kerala people respect street and muscle power. What BJP doing is right. It is just like Tripura. Unless you show people you can be as powerful as commies, those who are voting commies out of fear will not shed fear and come to BJP. This is not a right assessment, IMHO: 1) "Peopl...
by hnair
19 Nov 2018 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

UlanBatori wrote: a sign of mutiny:


Bolis at the shrine top dont wear shoes, can grow bushy beard and hang a towel around neck for sweat wicking..... so dont go by that footage. But quote part above, you might be close to truth
by hnair
19 Nov 2018 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

So Stalling Stalin has replaced an excitable police chief (Manoj Abraham) after first round of mess up with an even more excitable police Chief (yatish chandra) with borderline psychotic behavior in public. Both have videos of anger management issues and public meltdowns. Wonder the old-khaki gent w...
by hnair
17 Nov 2018 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1050
Views: 104370

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Prime Minister Modi will be landing to help cheer new govt being sworn in
by hnair
17 Nov 2018 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

A question I asked to a khaki-knicker clad dear friend of mine: what happened at Shani Singhapur? If there was difficulty in implementing court orders there (with an unsympathetic state govt unlike kerala) the courts won’t have been assured of compliance like the govt side informs them Did not get a...
by hnair
17 Nov 2018 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Some videos of the demonstration at Kochi International Airport that persuaded Smt. Trupti Desai to return to Pune, are absolutely thrilling, from the sheer enthusiasm of the "protestors". Please check out the videos of Mallus@Mumbai airport and mallus@pune outside the apartment where Tut...
by hnair
16 Nov 2018 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

So story floated by news outlets is that Trupti gets stuck at Nedumbassery airport, because "she couldnt get a taxi" and not because State Govt is pooping bricks.... :rotfl: The head of the so called "advisers" need to be examined. To find what? Dracula's teabags? ( These guys ge...
by hnair
16 Nov 2018 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Yesterdin at all party meet called by state gubmint to help them survive the next season: - CM was his usual Stalinist best and wont budge beyond his dense stands - non-left parties said “screw you” and seem to have stood ground, by trolling at "wasting their time" (BJP) or walking out (Co...
by hnair
15 Nov 2018 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3192
Views: 579907

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Gslv mk3 has matched the ariane4 figure to gto and by attaching 4 boosters to first stage will it improve? Sats are getting bigger for tv and internet but 7t to leo and 4t to gto should cover a lot of the addressable market Some of the heavy sats are mil payloads and not launched outside of home co...
by hnair
15 Nov 2018 11:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

There is not even an iota of :(( about how much of a fortress a peaceful shrine is being made into! We used to go to Sree Padmanabha Temple after 8:30 PM, to observe the Shivali ceremony in peace. We all get our views of the giant moorthi, sit in the sands and come back home. Until 10 year back, whe...
by hnair
15 Nov 2018 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 705
Views: 121012

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

btw, wasn't there some talk for a ski-jump with EMALS, since EMALS allow curved linear motors, unlike steam cats? Is there any downside?
by hnair
15 Nov 2018 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 705
Views: 121012

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I think unlike the USAF, khan's Navy went into basics of sea keeping and magazine size, with stealth as an after thought. I don't think that is an accurate characterization of where the USN's modern designs are. For instance see the DDG-1000 and CGX concepts both of which incorporate stealth heavil...
by hnair
14 Nov 2018 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 705
Views: 121012

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

3) I heard on many occasions that the Shivalik stealthy design imposed unacceptable operational limitations on the usage of boats, torpedo tubes, etc. That's why they got rid of the large hangar/curtain doors and exposed the ugly insides in this updated design. This is also why the P-15A/B ships ha...
by hnair
14 Nov 2018 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3092
Views: 509122

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

1:52 and 3:02 .... Still shy of doing the full loop. Jacking off into a barrel roll at the top, instead of going down to complete the loop. Wonder what is the reason?

(Was first pointed out years ago by shiv-saar to webakis )
by hnair
14 Nov 2018 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sachin, hold on to your horses - this govt is way too predictable, thanks to the Kannur Cliquers. Was talking to a senior journo, who knows the CM since he was a two-bit MLA etc. Says his eyes cloud over red when it is RSS on the other side and it was a big mistake. Might be that some "advisor&...
by hnair
14 Nov 2018 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3092
Views: 509122

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

There is a big ? on the abilities of the first gen system on the J-20 to do this since there is nothing in the past to go by No one should underestimate the chinese! They are NOT at first gen! Have you seen that J117 Nightie-Hawk in the previous pages? :shock: Why is the side bay of j20 closed a wv...
by hnair
09 Nov 2018 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25804

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrObBTAV4AA4wqF.jpg Ever since this came out, been wanting to post a pic of Russia's Podmoskovye (BS 64). Turns out I had posted before: an old post of mine http://www.janes.com/images/assets/929/64929/p1686081.jpg http://www.janes.com/images/assets/929/64929/1686079_-_m...
by hnair
09 Nov 2018 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sachin, since you mentioned three senior afsar's names, who took leave from KP, I was wondering if I should post about a few backgrounder about "Punyam Poonkavanam" project. So here goes. It was started by one of the senior afsars you mentioned (who is very competent in his domain of khaki...
by hnair
08 Nov 2018 08:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3092
Views: 509122

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Philip wrote:Wuhai air show on.Check out the range of items that China has developed indigenously. Impressive.
We are way behind in several areas.


True, our model makers are way behind theirs
by hnair
08 Nov 2018 07:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

A few weeks old clip, but this about captures the issues facing the commies: oAOnv4Rlg4o :rotfl: The caption in whatsapp video forward was even better പിണറായി അയ്യപ്പനെ തള്ളി പറഞ്ഞു ഗേൾഫിൽ യാചിക്കാൻ പോയപ്പോൾ, അറബി ഇരുന്ന് ദാ ഹരിവരാസനം പാടാണ് Translation: "Pinarayi Vijayan went to grovel in fron...
by hnair
07 Nov 2018 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25804

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

This is the maximum we will see as no one will show the propeller etc 1) I did not ask for shots of its propellors or exotic shots of its insides, but normal pics of it moored, at sea etc. 2) please do not quote my entire post... 3) There are so many pics of nuclear submarine propulsors from both W...
by hnair
07 Nov 2018 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

>>The police had deployed hundreds of middle-aged women cops wearing tight pants and shirts tried to woo the young male devotees by winking and also by voluptuous looks. This is what happens when "10th grade and wrestling" qualified people write propaganda!! Propaganda (this is NOT a bad ...
by hnair
07 Nov 2018 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The Valsan Thillankari incident is massive egg on face for the Malabar Clique :lol: Even the southern commies are :rotfl: watching the footage of the CM thumping the skies and threatening righteous fire and brimstone at anyone coming in between his chosen wimmen and Lord. And here we have, the TV ch...
by hnair
07 Nov 2018 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25804

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Interesting to see the SSBN designation, because it is a very flexible platform like the Virginia class. Probably some international standard for long range detergent carriers? But in general, the Arihant is the first in the world to implement those single-line Universal Payload Module concept on a ...
by hnair
05 Nov 2018 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25804

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

What is with this whole hesitancy - the Prime Minister of India said it is back after first Deterrence patrol. You dont go to deterrent patrol with sticks of dynamite nor indulge in empty talk on something as serious as deterrent. Please!
by hnair
05 Nov 2018 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25804

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

How accurate is that pic in the background? Seems as official as it could get with the PM himself in the foreground, but looks different from the 2009 launch pic (see the tapering hull in the front). It is actually pretty much the same - that tapering down is the aft side, with a gentle hump for th...
by hnair
05 Nov 2018 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 25804

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Darn it! Still no center-spread photos of the vessel to drool over! It has been 10 long years since she got pushed out!
by hnair
05 Nov 2018 16:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1168
Views: 84788

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

A-0-A! Mullah Sandwich has been spiked to death :lol:? He brings lots of nostalgia about an era in which taking down the paki RAPE class was a board past time and Sandwich Sami provided the finest amo for dealing against paki RAPE posters. From the look of his wounds, he seem to have been first slas...
by hnair
05 Nov 2018 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Havent seen anyone do this better: https://scontent.fblr1-4.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45340045_1839671356131711_1794489915258437632_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent.fblr1-4.fna&oh=aa980e6985037f1acdd798e3ccb7d8e8&oe=5C711B15 1) Commies were bawling a lot about that big statue in Gujarat an...
by hnair
05 Nov 2018 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3092
Views: 509122

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Looks like history lesson time at PLAAF. While testing, they might have found it to be too stealthy for their radars. But then they have not yet figured out that those little pills under F22 are Luneberg lens and it is cool to have them. No other explanation for those three mijjiles on that airframe...
by hnair
04 Nov 2018 11:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2708
Views: 332317

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

:lol: I think this is like that "Band-master uniform" (copyright shiv) paint scheme of the first Tejas to take to air. This is still a prototype
by hnair
04 Nov 2018 09:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1730
Views: 87855

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The Ayyappas and the other Southern State governments have drawn their lines on the sand... Supreme Court is not going to budge. The message from Center is vital. Until now, the state govt has not got that message from the wise old men of Delhi. Hence all this cockiness The central indulgence peeps ...
by hnair
03 Nov 2018 18:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2404
Views: 375619

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I make payments regularly using BHIM (UPI) for payments and money transfer. It works like wonder. Much better than any bank online transfer. We need to encourage it further. That BHIM app is a brilliant idea, with no easy parallels around the world. It has an Apple like minimalist UI and is a cinch...

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