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by hnair
27 Feb 2021 05:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724668

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

krishna_krishna, I had warned users against dragging in US or its leaders into these discussions without adequate reasons. So please take this irrational faith in Biden as a supreme being with relevance to Indian decision making elsewhere! What India and its government does is hardly dependent on US...
by hnair
27 Feb 2021 04:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3279
Views: 615456

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

She might come to Kerala to visit her dad during springbreak
by hnair
26 Feb 2021 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724668

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Admin note: YashG, yensoy, sanjayc et al, do not derail threads with your unabashed love/hate and hope/despair for US politicians in this forum! Use your own personal profiles for all those, please. If there is any India-relevant news or fact that came out about these critters, then please post in ...
by hnair
26 Feb 2021 11:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2456
Views: 625879

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

I fully support the pakis joining the Quad, instead of us. - It is already a MUNNA with last-gen AMRAAMs loaded up and knows how to service US bases - the Haqqanis will sneak back from mountains to help Americans keep the pakjabi jernails in check with their Pathan-civil war. - For us in BRF, is a g...
by hnair
20 Feb 2021 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724668

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Admin Note: enough about the Granny-smither and his bat-acid-trips. Anyone who posts his moronic tweets or links will get a perma-ban on general principles!!! :evil:
by hnair
16 Feb 2021 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5702
Views: 805663

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Maybe this is something that was commented on in this thread: Due to China-virus topping the news, we did not see much analysis, through latter half of 2020, there seem to be a visible shift of various segments of industry (Finance, insurance from NY-Boston, tech/biotech from silicon valley etc) to ...
by hnair
14 Feb 2021 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5702
Views: 805663

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Cyrano wrote:Gents, take your traffic woes and crash videos elsewhere, there are tons of places for that.
Dhanyavaad !


And there are tons of other places for posting American political oneliners. Please desist.
by hnair
12 Feb 2021 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4449
Views: 895995

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

We got to keep in mind that the cost for what used to take a well trained army to knock down a ruling militia in a third world country has gone up exponentially since Frederick Foresythe’s times. - As US found out, even bush wars of the likes of Afghanistan or post-Saddam Levant runs into 100s of bi...
by hnair
10 Feb 2021 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139406

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

All talk of radar reflection due to shaping is moot, unless there is internal carriage of ordinance. Maybe the chines and DSI in TEDBF are a step in de-risking the significant aerodynamic changes between LCA and AMCA’s design.
by hnair
10 Feb 2021 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2539
Views: 231907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Folks can we please take this list to the social media thread? It will be better preserved there
by hnair
07 Feb 2021 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2539
Views: 231907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

From the above list posted by chetak - So covertly Khalistani is ok?

And GoI maintaining law and order is “interference”. Whomever wrote this claptrap seem to be on a 9-5:00 job. Lazy and not worth the money for whomever is paying them
by hnair
07 Feb 2021 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346541

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Ok this is how hard to die down speculations get started. @8:25, Chief is not very enthusiastic about Mk2. Says there may be a place for Mk2 depending on AMCA availability and we will take a call in due course. First IAF said 200+ Mk2 before MRCA 3 yrs ago, then went down to 6 sq/108 Mk2 ~1.5yrs yrs...
by hnair
28 Jan 2021 06:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5140
Views: 886468

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

ACTION ALERT: Hello all. Amazon Prime has a documentary series "Kashmir: The Story" that's produced by TimesNow Television. It's not perfect but it's a rare case of OUR side of the Kashmir conflict getting some air-time in the US media market (as opposed to relentless Pakistani and Islami...
by hnair
26 Jan 2021 23:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2539
Views: 231907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

We can expect the penpals of Bureacratus Fulminati to write a strong letter towards the general direction of Delhi, asking for govt to provide rollcages for tractors and patka-helmets for the drivers when they ram on to barriers at full speed under influence
by hnair
26 Jan 2021 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4241
Views: 1238611

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is a wonderful development expedited by the post-Balakote assessment of state of AD Don’t know why posters are saying this is a ground launched Astra or air launch capability etc? Outwardly, it looks nothing like Astra’s design and has more in common with MRSAM. Particularly the forward fins(al...
by hnair
21 Jan 2021 03:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3971
Views: 772633

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Good to see you back, vsunder-saar, this thread missed your very detailed posts during DFC commissioning and it is always a pleasure to read :)
by hnair
20 Jan 2021 00:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5641
Views: 677214

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Nothing gives more satisfaction than beating the racist pricks masquerading as a nation of jolly-fellas (thanks to American pop-culture). I remember those days a decade and half ago, when a few of us here in BRF called out the Australians as low class and low talent sportsmen who are milking a syste...
by hnair
20 Jan 2021 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 556
Views: 131535

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

https://twitter.com/DefenceDecode/status/1351059977406976000?s=20 ---> 83 Tejas MK1A Deal 1. Base price of 83 MK1A: ₹ 26,145 crore 2. ADA consultation charges: ₹ 800 crore 3. Maintenance/spares: ₹ 8,000 crore 4. Technical Training: ₹ 600 crore 5. GSE/GHE: ₹ 1,202 crore 6. Central Taxes: ₹ 9,000 cro...
by hnair
19 Jan 2021 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 758750

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

What is with paper clipping the Panther to the rest ? India has always provided a good graveyard of very expensive European helicopters, from 1985 Westland deals and 2013 AugustaWestland scams, we have moved on to the Krampov228 and now a 100 order Panther. Lest we forget: https://m-economictimes-co...
by hnair
15 Jan 2021 03:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4241
Views: 1238611

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Srutayus, - a laser designator cannot do simultaneous targeting due to its physical limitation l. You can point at only one thing at a time - the three darts cannot be separately targeted for a swarm mode. They are penetrators, not explosive (so they can’t take out multiple UAVs in proximity) Basica...
by hnair
15 Jan 2021 03:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4241
Views: 1238611

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The Starstreak is a 1980s system originally from Shorts Belfast, that was splashed across pages of magazines from that era. No known wartime usage seem to be available nor its effectiveness. Claims of counter measures etc not available is made by all beam riding type missiles, including the paki’s R...
by hnair
13 Jan 2021 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1323
Views: 380841

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Niran-saar, brochure feeder and expo-crawler here. So guesses would be

1) compact muzzle reference radar(based on brochure labeling) for measuring deviations
2) looks like a collimator type device for correcting feedback from the radar
by hnair
13 Jan 2021 01:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5702
Views: 805663

Re: Understanding the US - Again

And I will get snarky if I feel like it when responding to inane arguments. In your personal profile, yes. But here, you report offending posts. Please don’t make things difficult than it is! Warning issued A final appeal to the duking posters here: Dear posters: no one in US and most certainly not...
by hnair
12 Jan 2021 01:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1359583

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Indeed, Indranil, cant believe we are discussing making an end-of-line helicopter, when same class exists in India and is evolving well into a world class product line. I thought it was a quid pro quo. We send scientists (as labor) to work in France on that project, and the French give us the engine...
by hnair
08 Jan 2021 19:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5702
Views: 805663

Re: Understanding the US - Again

It is not often one see a full dozen eggs cracking on faces around you Before the Indian flag waving chap at Capitol’s identity came out, there were tons of posts from RoLers saying “yevil yindoo Modi supporter sullying holier than holiest temple of democracy”. Leftists, who hate America joined in w...
by hnair
05 Jan 2021 07:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1113550

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

What is "something viable"? How do you "define" or "quantify" something viable? Rest of world definitions of terms and chin-pak are different For example: - Deterrent patrol means “a heated barge tied to the quay for 35 years” but the rest world must shiver at the chee...
by hnair
01 Jan 2021 08:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away
Replies: 22
Views: 1655

Re: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away

Sad news to start an year. One of the world’s greatest climbers of modern era and a legend who should be celebrated for younger generations to know about.
by hnair
31 Dec 2020 02:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1389702

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

kit wrote:Revoking his Indian citizenship and a stint in Pakistan would lay to rest any doubts whatsoever !!


Despite numerous requests by multiple admins to not quote entire long posts or pics, you seem to show scant regard for forum etiquettes.

A warning issued to get your attention
by hnair
27 Dec 2020 02:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1389702

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Suraj, these “welfarism” terms have been around for some time, but did not gain traction in public discourse or electoral calculations due to the flimsy foundation it rests on. You cannot convincingly claim to be a liberal who believes in a welfare state and then go on to trash some of the most effe...
by hnair
25 Dec 2020 05:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286679

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

What is the objective of the third carrier other than provide backup for the other two? Then why ask for 65k with Car Nicobar launch capability etc? If China has 15 carriers with USN type land attack capabilities, where are the allied bases from which these will operate from ? Or are they planning t...
by hnair
25 Dec 2020 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2456
Views: 625879

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Also, I don't think the Fed govt would let this slide as they have given asylum to several Russian, Ukrainian, Egyptian, Saudi dissidents over the years, an open killing ground would not be good PR. This Canadian government can and will let this slide, because it has too many deeply entrenched anti...
by hnair
24 Dec 2020 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1548
Views: 289068

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

ramana is right - this article can only be described as a long diatribe against personalities, not an analysis of a veteran who obviously knows far better than any of us. As per author, there are no redeeming Indian innovations in pushing out a nuclear hull worth mentioning, in contrast to his hagio...
by hnair
24 Dec 2020 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1548
Views: 289068

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Adm.Vishnu Bhagwat has a v.sensible and ambitious plan for the growth of the IN's subfleet with 2 lines of conv./ AIP sub construction,western and Ru. Had he not been sacked by Uncle George over the paltry issue of a promotion of an officer he felt did not make the grade, we would not be in thf sub...
by hnair
22 Dec 2020 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4241
Views: 1238611

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I don't think that they even entered user trials phase. Don't remember seeing anything about them in any publication for quite some time. IIRC, there was a bunch of stories earlier this year about Army wanting extended range beyond Prahaar's (Pragati is the designated export version) called Pranash...
by hnair
22 Dec 2020 03:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29160

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Excellent overview post jamwal-saar, too many dhoti shivering over Turkish propaganda BS on the drones. A disciplined military force would have regrouped and retaliated using methods you listed against the azeris by now, but Armenians does not seem to be one. This despite being at the receiving end ...
by hnair
22 Dec 2020 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800636

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Mort, IIRC, in the 1990s, the Flying chapati was the affectionate term used internally by the folks who worked on the CABS’ Avro AEW before it crashed tragically. It was picked by public after news articles about the nickname came out. It is neither derogatory nor demeaning I think the term used for...
by hnair
19 Dec 2020 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4462
Views: 831029

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

What is new in this tunnel? IIRC, a hypersonic tunnel with Mach6 Phase1 was inaugurated in VSSC back in 2012 or so https://www.isro.gov.in/satish-dhawan-wind-tunnel-complex-commissioned-vssc With capability up to Mach 12 operation, Hypersonic Wind Tunnel is the third largest in the world in terms of...
by hnair
18 Dec 2020 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800636

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

This is probably the fastest of the possible solutions since Airbus might already have run simulations. This was necessitated by changed situation and what if cheen and pak decides to do a cage match in the next few years. I think this program can be done with lot more speed than even restarting Emb...
by hnair
17 Dec 2020 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800636

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

This is a letdown from the mega-A330 based one for a jingo :(( but am glad they are not going for the nonsensical C295 based proposal. Lower power generating and slow flying Turboprop is not going to cut it if you want an offensive battle-management bubble in an enemy territory teeming with fast jet...
by hnair
17 Dec 2020 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724668

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

China doesn't need to talk to any Indian trade body to officially communicate. They can just use policy - which is what they have done. I'm sure there will be slight differences in sector to sector. Ok, so it is speculation based on what they are alleged to have done (which is not yet reported anyw...

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