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by hnair
21 Jan 2019 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 452
Views: 111207

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

If you noitce the pace of advancement Chinese made in last 10 years prior to 2015 that is the major time when they caught up economically and militarily.......... if DT looses next time expect the chinese to make a great comeback Nothing like that is going to happen. Dems will be silent about shaft...
by hnair
21 Jan 2019 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1742
Views: 123597

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

if an aviation cruiser can be sliced and diced into a full fledged CV, then wider sidelifts can be retrofitted to the Vikrant. IIRC Russians were not in charge of anything below decks. The design seem local (maybe Navantia/Barzan or someone might have provided inputs based on Juan Carlos). Fincantie...
by hnair
20 Jan 2019 11:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2643
Views: 342543

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

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

nandakumar, from what you said (selling leather goods made inside out and not realizing it :lol: ) the factory owner is justified in slapping the manager. Heck, he should have asked the Indians to slap himself too...
by hnair
20 Jan 2019 11:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 742550

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

A rant is a rant. Same as how this forum dissected that other AVM who has a name similar to sardine fish in malayalam, when he ranted about LCA, we should not hold back for this gent too What is he trying to tell the Indian taxpayer? “Cough up, cough hard and die?” because that is what millions of I...
by hnair
18 Jan 2019 19:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4884
Views: 368557

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

JayS, looks like this is driven by someone in the industry as well as financial sector
by hnair
18 Jan 2019 19:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4884
Views: 368557

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

OPINION: New Delhi's 'Lease in India' delusion https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-new-delhis-lease-in-india-delusion-455056/ Another NYT type article with definitive judgements on what India’s prospects are - “injun can’t make it” The report lacks any analysis of the global air fina...
by hnair
18 Jan 2019 11:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2307
Views: 202441

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Smt Gabbard has said some strong words against militant LGBT activists in the distant past (mid to late 2000s). Her opponents are bringing them up and trying to shake her a bit. Whatever she said, was not against gays et al. Just against tactics of some activist types. But she is gradually moving in...
by hnair
16 Jan 2019 15:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 913
Views: 37285

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

i have no interest in kengsley or whoever.. .and frequently get irritated by many posters including forum moderators . But i have always kept my counsel. when this gets in the way of me getting information (real or fabricated), it defeats the purpose and hence my views. hnair- your tone is abusive ...
by hnair
14 Jan 2019 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 913
Views: 37285

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

There is no encouragement to arguing over Admin decisions. Period. this is why why people like me are leaving BRF. This is supposed to be a forum for information . And when genuine information is blocked but random arguments are encouraged, viewership will reduce. too bad for BRF.... If people like...
by hnair
14 Jan 2019 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3461
Views: 570207

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Moved all posts related to admin action to Forum Feedback Thread

Khalsa, the idea of a "Fleet in being" is being pushed subtly around the net nowadays and that is ok as a cheap-ass tactic. But not here at BRF.
by hnair
14 Jan 2019 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3461
Views: 570207

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Kengsley - this is not a democracy where arguments like "every other navy's launch is posted here, so I have my rights" flies. It is a bit of joke to whinge about rights and privileges for chinese PR in this forum for Indian National security - stop posting every damn launch or fit out her...
by hnair
13 Jan 2019 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 412154

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Xi seem like have a google calendar alert saved, that says “give speech for be prepared for war” to popup in his Mi phone every quarter, along with “mother-in-law’s birthday”, “soak marinade for Chinese new year BBQ” and “Post meme against Dalai Clique”
by hnair
11 Jan 2019 15:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 655
Views: 57339

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

Seems it is an open secret that this gent lecturing us about communal harmony, used to maintain a harem of young men setup in various flats. A good friend of mine, now back in south Bengaluru has said he did not know this when he signed up and rented an apartment building that, after his shift, seem...
by hnair
11 Jan 2019 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 787
Views: 95297

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Nobody here gonna complain about the shoddy paneling on that ginormous plane?

Even a kensai like Rutan-sama should not be spared of the :oops: :oops: despite the nose wheels leaving the ground for the first time

Let me start off with a "Looks worse than a Shivalik at noon"
by hnair
07 Jan 2019 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3461
Views: 570207

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

:rotfl: Why cant they have driving schools instead?
by hnair
07 Jan 2019 17:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4884
Views: 368557

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Meanwhile, check out AI's MRO ops. They could have been a real player if they had leveraged their assets well. I am told something like 19 hangars across the county belong to them including a fancy wide-body capable one built by Boeing for them at Nagpur. But their 3rd party business market share m...
by hnair
03 Jan 2019 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 260639

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump is kind of crystal clear, it is the DDMitis of these reports that is groPing around. In a nutshell, Trump - is pissed at countries that sent token troops who man some console, deep inside Bagram and claims parity at the high table, while his troops patrol bad lands alone. Pontificating Canada,...
by hnair
03 Jan 2019 12:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2291
Views: 137834

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sachin, as per DDM-grapvine, the key conspirators who met over days to hatch this: CM, DGP, IG Manoj Abraham and Kottayam SP Harishankar (That DGP bozo badly wants to head CBI. Going by Modi-govt's recent lahori logic in helping pro-left officials to migrate to Center, he will certainly be appointed...
by hnair
02 Jan 2019 07:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3461
Views: 570207

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Rest of world calls such positions as comic book artist

Admiral Lou, who holds an academic military rank - not a service role


Btw, am curious, downing a CVN is a big deal and one wonders if US will consider it a nuclear threshold, regardless of “nuclear weapon state” status or not ?
by hnair
01 Jan 2019 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3505
Views: 652839

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

http://spacemuseum.vssc.gov.in/MuseumVisit/ Oh neat! They have changed the process, circa 2012 or so, when I tried to get someone visiting from abroad there. Btw, that website has this very nostalgic pic of public viewing of Rohini Sounding Rocket launches during Wednesday evening: http://spacemuse...
by hnair
01 Jan 2019 18:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4884
Views: 368557

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I once mentioned to a journalist friend of mine with some knowledge of flying (he had trained as a commercial pilot) that a technical halt at Istanbul should put West Europe and parts of East coast US within reach for private airlines to do more international flights with 737s or A320s fleet. The w...
by hnair
01 Jan 2019 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3505
Views: 652839

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

They have a space museum in that abandoned church were Kalam-sahib and co did their early days. Also if you zoom in, a full scale mock up of a PSLV allright. https://goo.gl/maps/DDW18URBAgy But the catch is - you need approval from CISF, since it is deep inside the campus :lol: As good as not there ...
by hnair
01 Jan 2019 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3505
Views: 652839

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

Most of them are there, since India and ISRO went about this in a phased fashion - astronaut selection and training - this need vast specialized place though we can borrow some from IAF instt of medicine and leasing time in space city near moscow albeit again the need to learn russian and do things ...
by hnair
01 Jan 2019 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2291
Views: 137834

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Last post on this, as this started off from an OT post by you: Please dont post entire post, in this age of small screen devices So, the ISIS graffiti and Al qaeda on the walls of the college are maya? Not Maya, trolling. BENIS type satire of everything under the sun happens regularly in campuses as...
by hnair
01 Jan 2019 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2291
Views: 137834

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

That said, the location where this incident happened, has issues, which Janam missed. The banks of TS Canal close to the Varkkala Tunnel is festooned with SDPI graffiti. Seems about 50 households have strong SDPI supporters, as per the khaki grapevine. All are encroachments. I was trying to find sta...
by hnair
01 Jan 2019 11:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2291
Views: 137834

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/east+coast+daily+eng-epaper-eeastco/students+at+a+college+in+kerala+hold+shows+supporting+terror+outfits+shocking-newsid-105064145 Janam TV did some good work during Sabarimala fracas, but this is a highly questionable story that has potential of leaving th...
by hnair
01 Jan 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3461
Views: 570207

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Cheen will heavily depend on UCAVs against us, since their troops cant do ground combat under the shadow of HAPE, unlike the seasoned locals on our side. In that circumstance, for ground targets, instead of heavy or light tracked armor, collaborate with KMW for a lot of those nimble (and adorable) o...
by hnair
28 Dec 2018 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2291
Views: 137834

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

For those not getting what Dileep and Sachin are trying to say: - BJP is not going to come to power anytime soon, due to coalition partner paucity, tailoring the message issues and having no Tier1 leader of repute - If 2014 election is a benchmark, then a significant chunk of Cong votes (7%) got sh...
by hnair
26 Dec 2018 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2291
Views: 137834

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Just back from the lamp lighting protest around Trivandrum. The entire town turned up, including quite a few of the faithful wimmens from other religions :lol: Looks like everyone is pissed with the commie gubmint and its insensitive interference in stuff they have no clue about. I heard from the or...
by hnair
26 Dec 2018 17:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 225
Views: 21990

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

There's even a video of a car driver deliberately chasing and banging into a two wheeler! That car driver hitting the two-wheeler is psychotic and needs help! Even with normal folks, there is something about PRC trained drivers, that are odd and scary. Two decades ago, I remember waiting outside a ...
by hnair
26 Dec 2018 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3834
Views: 529585

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

That dhruv got stuck in incredibly low temperature for SEVEN months and still working? :shock:

This should go straight to their marketing brochure
by hnair
25 Dec 2018 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3650
Views: 454270

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^i have an IPS friend, he never forgets to quote me that "army was caught with pants down in kargil". The pants of modern day IPS is rarely up and hence your friends' surprise at Kargil. We saw their abysmal failure during Mumbai attacks. If not for Naval operatives who returned fire, th...
by hnair
25 Dec 2018 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2291
Views: 137834

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Ominous development: Apparently in TN locals have been donating eggs, construction material (stones) etc through the windows of the trains carrying Manithi herrowines back . This is why TN Polis gave protection until the border on the way in: Ppl in TN are of much simpler and direct faith than mall...
by hnair
21 Dec 2018 14:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2643
Views: 342543

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

Senior secretary level people in Kerala gubmint does this and then when one of the gents went to center, carried his same gmail id in his card.... :shock:
by hnair
21 Dec 2018 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2643
Views: 342543

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

TKiran wrote:hnair sir, I appreciate your enthusiasm, but China is not Japan, US woke up alright, but it's too late. A decade too late.


Stop answering questions I did not ask - I did not say china is japan. Also next time, be less patronizing.
by hnair
21 Dec 2018 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2643
Views: 342543

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

I think that inflection point in the early 90s which was announced by hysterical headlines saying "Japan acquiring hollywood studios and landmarks" have well and truly arrived for the chinese. This trade and tech war is what happens when you want to impress the world, by doing shock and aw...
by hnair
18 Dec 2018 10:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 225
Views: 21990

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Crossposting: This is something that needs to be followed closely. Xi's neat little solutions to the Uighur problem is playing right into the hands of western Great Gamers. India's messy, long drawn out but more sustainable methods is not even a remote option for Xi's strongman approach surrounded b...
by hnair
18 Dec 2018 08:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2643
Views: 342543

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

ASPI has a good report of concentration camps run by Chinese govt. Two of the 28 Uighur Concentration Camps that China operates (from this article ): 1) Uighur Concentration Camp - Khasgar (This one is huge and is in Khasgar proper vicariously called ) 2) Uighur Concentration Camp - Artux, North-Ea...
by hnair
08 Dec 2018 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3461
Views: 570207

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Kengsley wrote:
I'm going to just end this long back and forth here.


Yes, you should.

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