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by hnair
21 Jun 2019 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 444
Views: 30952

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: 344
Views: 35018

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: 1327
Views: 160986

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: 3130
Views: 456119

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: 1123
Views: 170936

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: 444
Views: 30952

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: 1628
Views: 339760

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: 3837
Views: 767762

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655661

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: 268173

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: 444
Views: 30952

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: 444
Views: 30952

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: 2493
Views: 295684

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: 94307

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: 305
Views: 26550

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: 444
Views: 30952

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: 2881
Views: 545352

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: 444
Views: 30952

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: 94307

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: 94307

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: 94307

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: 94307

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: 94307

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...
by hnair
24 May 2019 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 444
Views: 30952

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

Quoting hnair: Kummanam-chettan has vast name recognition since '80s Beg to differ. He may have name-recognition among CPI(M) goons, and the yindoo Faithful and perhaps among the Al Qaeda(Al Malloo gang) but ask some propah convent-ejjikated / Christ Callege grads who form the bulk of the "edu...
by hnair
24 May 2019 13:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94307

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

As for Kummanom R (my Evil 6th coujin has eaten lunch with him...), Surendran etc, they simply do not have that much name recognition in Malloostan, as we may imagine sitting in BRF. Yes, NaMo should make some of these people Mantris and get them into Rajya Sabha , like INC did to Ambassador Naraya...
by hnair
23 May 2019 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94307

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Only Kerala has disappointed Team India in this election. As a Keralite; my take is that BJP should keep pushing in KL but ultimately it is for the people of KL to decide. I don't think BJP made in roads to states like WB or Tripura without years of hard work. Kerala BJP also lacks good local leade...
by hnair
23 May 2019 16:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94307

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Kerala was a bummer for NDA - huge victory for Cong led UDF. 19/20 seats with 9 out of 20 candidates winning with 1 lac plus margin, including RG (who won with 2.x lacs). A lot of really bad commies got humbled, is the consolation
by hnair
21 May 2019 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472322

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

gakakkad, please read what I wrote. i was not comparing countries as you are implying. I was comparing a process of destabilization, where a few prominent opposition figures questioning legitimacy of elections are the opening shots. The model of tarnishing an election had been the first shot in many...
by hnair
21 May 2019 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472322

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The vvpat issue is troubling. The opposition seem to be marshaled by CBN to cast doubts on election process itself. This is a very dangerous precedent. The voting machines worked well when the opposition did well last year. What changed this time other than an unfavorable exit poll? If the results f...
by hnair
21 May 2019 08:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472322

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Higher Judiciary of India is the fountain head of corruption in India since the Judges appoint themselves this is a widely known fact atleast in BRF . Some adopted court nephew parading himself with the moniker "Senior Advocate" wont shake any tamarinds from this tree is all i want to say...
by hnair
20 May 2019 08:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3400
Views: 478937

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

vsunder, great info as usual about netural zones. I was indeed wondering how a rail based system can launch. A question: wouldn't neutral zones also have the wires? Or is that 100 meters are free of caternary wires? But other than heavily loaded trunk routes, fact remains that we will have to depend...
by hnair
20 May 2019 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472322

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

UBjee, responded!

Singha wrote:is it true congi will get wiped in KL this time and Left will gain 10+


huh#2 ? Almost all polls show Congress doing pretty well and LDF getting shytecanned.

Left currently has 10+, but consensus is that they are going to get a Sabarimala haircut.
by hnair
20 May 2019 07:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472322

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

saar, the general expectation is that current Kerala CM is not going to be around much, due to his health. The hyena pack that is his own party is already licking its chops and figuring out how to replace him ASAP. So if you put him behind bar, things will not fall into place as expected. Another Ba...
by hnair
20 May 2019 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472322

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Now that RaGaji appears to have won in Wynad, I assume he will vacate Amethi? Or will be cede Wynad to Left Front and thus put sand in the faces of the brilliant Malloos who elected him? What happened to the vacated seat? #2 candidate wins? If they started setting up bye-elections for all such seat...
by hnair
19 May 2019 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472322

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Dilbu wrote:We need a liberal dose of anti-jinx from now on. BJP will lose onlee :(( :(( :((



:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Dramatic entrance....... dude, check your email.... must be full
by hnair
17 May 2019 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472322

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

nachiket, my main grouse with the Sadhvi's team is that she just need to talk only about her travails and not target any nationally admired figures - Indian voters are suckers for passive-aggressive plays!! A cursory look at Gandhi himself will show how effective that technique is, particularly with...
by hnair
15 May 2019 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472322

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

:lol: reminds me of a speech by one Manohar Joshi (whom I did not know much about before that) back in mid 1990s, that I was a witness. This was in that ground close to Churchgate station and I was thumping through the used books mountains. He said something like “oh <members of a certain community>...
by hnair
14 May 2019 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3622
Views: 448079

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

Cybaru wrote:Look at that intake!! Must be draggy!! :((, SMOKY engines too!!
:mrgreen:


Had to smother my :(( when I realized the smoke is from the two boosters :rotfl: Engine is still getting cranked by tiny yindoo men inside

Considering its size, might make a good frame for a MALD-MKI
by hnair
14 May 2019 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4859
Views: 655661

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Krepon is merely parroting a line he heard from pakistan: Any effort of IAF, that leaves PAF with atleast one plane, is considered ineffectual and a win for pakis And these folks gets serious funding from DC for this sort of drivel that does not even give a cursory acknowledgement that pakis' four d...
by hnair
14 May 2019 09:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472322

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Seriously! Here is a thread that got opened for politics after a long, long time and folks talk totally off-topic or going totally dark.

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