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by hnair
05 Sep 2019 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2361
Views: 351510

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I know of the Yvonne Fletcher incident. It's not really comparable to the current situation since it's not the Indian embassy attacking or wanting to attack the outside world. It appears India needs something like the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group in places like London where the civil adminis...
by hnair
31 Aug 2019 10:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 73
Views: 6169

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

Rudradev, I would suggest making this thread track not just anti-India, but pro-India politicians too. Their actions and their statements. Reason: The political (and fund-raising) advantage derived by those siding with Indian POV is as important as punitive actions like boycott etc of the rabid and ...
by hnair
28 Aug 2019 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3744
Views: 329056

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

For regular cargo pallets on to a paved runway, why do the IAF need a dedicated fleet of freighters like the 747-8 etc? A better idea would be to get a private company to spinoff a cargo-only service and MoD gets into a contract on tonnage moved per annum kind of deal. Also incentives based on the r...
by hnair
15 Aug 2019 10:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705840

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^ Thanks to western manufacturer access points, pakis will have better jammers than the chinese. So treat them both at par. VikramA, do look up the Longbow SOP available in open source. Even now a co-ordinated attack on a strike corps grade high volume targets will need a robust datalink in an ECM...
by hnair
15 Aug 2019 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705840

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The mast mounted Longbow made a lot of sense when it was envisaged in the 1990s, before the advent of long loiter and relatively cheaper UAVs. Hence the attempt at vibration isolation and compactness etc at great cost. Any co-ordinated attack by gunships seem to need a datalink and so the link is a ...
by hnair
08 Aug 2019 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65507

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

As if on cue, Dimmy has proven all those theorams true by "downgrading" relations with India. Even those Monty Pythonians could not come with such a response
by hnair
06 Aug 2019 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581379

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

A few things that changed: - LOC will become IB and an attack on A border post can be retaliated anywhere in the 1000s of miles of IB - India always followed the policy of UT -> Full Statehood in a phased manner in such cases. It is conditional on whether Shree Abdulla and Smt Mufti behaving nice an...
by hnair
01 Aug 2019 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3944
Views: 752252

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

A standing pool of 10,000 naval aviators for 4 carriers? We will see a lathi charge on chinese naval aviators fighting with each other, who are desperate for airtime on any available fighters.

chola, go easy on this incessant houbara-hunt mode please
by hnair
01 Aug 2019 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2416
Views: 194030

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Aditya_V, the requests for Gopal Subbramanium and Adv Parasaran by TDB is odd to say the least: 1) Adv Parasaran has been representing NSS since years, against TDB's position! Her is his listing before court started hearing. What is even odd is that Adv Sundaram, who was arguing for TDB, has switche...
by hnair
30 Jul 2019 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1925
Views: 327241

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

At least 18 martyred as military plane crashes in Rawalpindi suburb Mera Mun Mangay More! Cheers http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/beer.gif Been searching since noon, but could not find the mention of the details of the plane. is it a transport carrying donkeys in uniform or something sp...
by hnair
30 Jul 2019 09:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 477
Views: 55807

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

tandav, love that post! It has so many things that are relevant even for a Tier2 city like mine! May I forward it to others in my circle here, with due credits? If possible, would love to get the name of that gent, so I can see if we can fly him in to knock some sense here! A few points from your po...
by hnair
22 Jul 2019 15:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1996
Views: 217107

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Seems an additional 6k got added to the orbit, means lesser fuel usage by orbitre singha, apparently you need a multiple restartable high-energy stage like khan's venerable Centaur upper-stage for injecting straight into inter-planetary journeys. Check out the difference between MOM's painstaking tr...
by hnair
22 Jul 2019 14:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519566

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

And so it begins: X-posting Peter Zeihan has some interesting analysis on the Hong Kong protests: https://us11.campaign-archive.com/?u=de2bc41f8324e6955ef65e0c9&id=557eb8dbd5 https://us11.campaign-archive.com/?u=de2bc41f8324e6955ef65e0c9&id=49b9610ebe If zeihan is right, the world is in for ...
by hnair
22 Jul 2019 14:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 767
Views: 122985

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Peter Zeihan has some interesting analysis on the Hong Kong protests: https://us11.campaign-archive.com/?u=de2bc41f8324e6955ef65e0c9&id=557eb8dbd5 https://us11.campaign-archive.com/?u=de2bc41f8324e6955ef65e0c9&id=49b9610ebe If zeihan is right, the world is in for a very interesting next few...
by hnair
18 Jul 2019 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1996
Views: 217107

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

singha, the Araine V fires the Vinci after the two SRB's flame stabilize. Same as shuttle. This is because they can shut it down unlike SRB. You can see the shock cone clearly in your photo UB-sir, this is early stage for MKIII and every last part of the MKIII is bespoke for. Such tanks were probabl...
by hnair
17 Jul 2019 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 385
Views: 96312

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

and we are not exactly abundant in titanium unlike the P2. steel all the way. eh what? We have one of the largest deposits of titanium (illeminite + rutile) in the planet, right at my backyard. But same as the weakness in chip lithography, turbofans etc, the production of high purity titanium spong...
by hnair
16 Jul 2019 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1996
Views: 217107

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Hopefully the big lady rises majestically in next few days itself, with blessings of the gurus :)
by hnair
21 Jun 2019 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 595
Views: 57744

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Sachin, if you arent yet and want to watch some real fun, check out the TRV airport privatization saga. The case of the evil capitalist Adani winning the maintenance contract and the benevolent dictator of the state, whining that "No body should think they can work in the state, without the co...
by hnair
21 Jun 2019 18:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1995
Views: 222209

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There are some from state side police officers who should be prosecuted too. I had posted before on one of them There was another IPS guy (srivatsav??) who was involved in Gujarat but he also worked with see eye yay to go after ISRO head to stop cryogenic engines. Wonder if he will receive the justi...
by hnair
19 Jun 2019 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Both Rocketdyne and ATK have storied history of hitech, hi-energy engines. Rocketdyne made the fearsome SSMEs and pretty much everything in the stack below that. ATK is a mega autobot that got formed when three autobots combined to a bigger form. They acquired the solid-booster elves of Thiokol and ...
by hnair
18 Jun 2019 13:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519566

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

I had posted a while back about hosting here in Trivandrum, a khanlander who is a grizzled veteran of cold war era EMP attacks and was in their hallowed NSB. I was with him for half a day and mostly his visit was about geothermal cooling of a vast private facility which is being build here. But we e...
by hnair
17 Jun 2019 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1158
Views: 196892

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

FCAS is unveiled and looks like something stolen from the chinese :((

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by hnair
13 Jun 2019 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 595
Views: 57744

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Sachin, if you arent yet and want to watch some real fun, check out the TRV airport privatization saga. :rotfl:
by hnair
13 Jun 2019 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1957
Views: 429905

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Fincantieri's Deepak class are marvelous looking vessels, about which one never heard any bad reps. Sad Fincantieri could not be made to upscale it due to the scam-taint and blackballing. Hope the Turkish one is as good. From the lines (based on the link provided by SNaik-saar), probably designed by...
by hnair
10 Jun 2019 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3969
Views: 829163

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

The Pad-abort system looks same as the earlier tested one, maybe the stepped affect is caused by the smaller oval vents?

by hnair
10 Jun 2019 18:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755580

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

That said I suspect we did incur Su30 losses on the amraam . Not that I believe natsec jeff but a gut feeling tells me that ..dont have any cogent story..but the fact we didnt press things under the RoE ..esp after the heli loss and mig 21 loss speaks volumes makes me suspect . I stayed silent at t...
by hnair
10 Jun 2019 15:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 281187

Re: Indian Roads Thread

LA issues are going to to the biggest issues for transport projects. In Kerala, I heard LA is fast approaching 70% project costs Haven't traveled in Blr-Mys recently, but I remember they used to plonk these mini-mountains called speed-breakers on unsuspecting places. Over ne of these, I was once fly...
by hnair
30 May 2019 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 595
Views: 57744

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Lilo wrote:HNair ji,
Is he a standup comedian?


Yes. As a devout Ayyappa who was in the middle of the fracas, you dont tell me who is my ally nor drive a wedge between my Tamil-brethren.
by hnair
30 May 2019 09:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 595
Views: 57744

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Gus, this anti-Modi meme generation was tremendous in Kerala too. infact it started with commie taking over a group called ICU back in 2016. But local BJP/RSS youth started their own FB collective called "Outspoken". There is a more balanced "Troll Malayalam" which makes fun of a...
by hnair
30 May 2019 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 316664

Re: Military Flight Safety

From Col Shukla's article Even luckier was another Mirage 2000 pilot who, as recently as February, experienced similar spontaneous commands from his flight computer while his fighter was taxiing out to the take off point , and was still on the ground. A query - how would this particular pilot know a...
by hnair
29 May 2019 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113965

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Picklu, please heed suryag's warning and post now on in WB thread.
by hnair
29 May 2019 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 349
Views: 39484

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Rahul M, the fact that you have to write a long rebuttal is the basic problem that BJP faces for past thirty years in Kerala - lack of tailoring a message to the specific state and incorporating local historic figures into the pantheon. If RRR has issues due to his Unitarian beliefs (frankly, some o...
by hnair
29 May 2019 18:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 595
Views: 57744

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

wow, just saw this: The first thing CIA did was to eliminate YSR. They wanted quick partition of Andhra. But it was resisted by Telugus, and CIA did not make payments to Sonia Gandhi or Sushma Swaraj in time, they were furious and allowed the issue of split of Andhra to fester. KCR saw political opp...
by hnair
28 May 2019 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577019

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Karan M, I think it was the yak-herder who pointed out that since WW2, the planes have evolved from hardy field-maintainable pulleys and cable based control systems to electro-mechanical servos that are controlled by sensitive optic fibers of a highly complex and specialist nature. Not to mention th...
by hnair
26 May 2019 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 595
Views: 57744

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Trying to revive an old belief: Is it true (as I seem to remember) that the "KL Cangrej" was originally a breakaway organization of the NSS, from the main Cangrej? Then got eaten by the Church? Yes, after Vimochana Samara against first commie-govt, it was spun off by Mannath Padmanabhan a...
by hnair
26 May 2019 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113965

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

At least one thing can be concluded correctly from the pre-result discussion - the impact of basic public goods (roads, electricity, fuel, banking, sanitation) being delivered to more than 90% of rural India - has been rewarded in spades politically . Modi’s BJP just won a voteshare larger than any...
by hnair
26 May 2019 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113965

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

... snip lots of mallu stan specific content ... Need of the hour is a keral, Bangalore specific dhaga, hain ji?! No, need of the hour is for you to stop getting excited again and get long ban for baiting me on a continued basis, despite ignoring last time. So time out for two weeks, for bringing y...
by hnair
25 May 2019 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113965

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Indeed, Lilo, Shree Jaitley's illness had nothing to do with gluttony! Big C has affected a lot of leaders of all parties and we dont know the reason or if it is lifestyle triggered sudeepj, you need to dial down your post temperature a wee notch. This is the second time you are attracting admin att...
by hnair
25 May 2019 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113965

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Sachin, dont get into old cliches, for this elections have upended a lot of boundaries in Kerala! Need to go deeper into the party sources, for the raw feel, but will post more about my observations later Here are my assessments based on two constituencies I have traveled a bit this time (Trivandrum...
by hnair
24 May 2019 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113965

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

whoa... vsunderji, you got a bonafide light-saber in your desk? :eek: Small world - the Big Two Jedi Knights of that era were born at Chempazhanthy and Kolloor (Trivandrum one). The first knight was supported monetarily in lots of his social actions by my great grandpa (a very young engineer), who w...

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