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by atma
22 Apr 2018 02:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 152435

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Inside-China-s-1-billion-port-where-ships-don-t-12853345.php The eight-year-old Hambantota port -- with almost no container traffic and trampled fences that elephants traverse with ease -- has become a prime example of what can go wrong for countries involved in ...
by atma
09 Dec 2017 07:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1133011

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Eminence grise... agree. Just posted your video on the battle of Longewala on my humble whatsapp group of young Jingos of Indian origin, in the US, very well recieved. Jai ho, Cybersurg! Your contributions to Indian war history, and patriotism are legend!
by atma
13 Nov 2017 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 424
Views: 33455

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

KSA socerign fund not doing "well" is like saying apple stock fell by 2% today . They are are doing very well all set to increase , they take professional counsel and invest with discipline. And dont forget the soverign fund is owned by saudi state - they royals belong to "house of s...
by atma
09 Nov 2017 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 424
Views: 33455

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

I hope that as a result of the likely rebellion in KSA, the Hashemites get back the Hijaz region as they traditionally used to have until the British helped Abdulaziz Al-Saud to take it over forcefully. The Al-Saud family then became the 'Custodian of Two Holy Mosques' and the spread of wahhabism a...
by atma
07 Nov 2017 14:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 424
Views: 33455

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

I would say that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is lurching towards instability. The implication for India would be two fold. One, the access to fossil fuel if the refineries and ports there are shut or attacked. Two, there is still a large number of Indians working there though in recent times many h...
by atma
07 Nov 2017 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 424
Views: 33455

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

“It is the most volatile period in Saudi history in over a half-century.” “Corruption charges can be generated on just about anyone in government or business,” says Colin Kahl, a professor at Georgetown University who served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East in the Obama a...
by atma
07 Nov 2017 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3676
Views: 798681

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

Re : Phalodi AFS, apparently has been upgraded, and now hosts a squadron of MKIs

Per wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalodi_Air_Force_Station
by atma
07 Nov 2017 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3676
Views: 798681

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

Bikaner AFS ( Nal civil airport ) would be it.
by atma
04 Nov 2017 08:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 592161

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

:| I agree with shivji.
by atma
03 Nov 2017 07:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 531674

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Badhai Ho, Indranil! Just distributed leftover Halloween candy to family, citing a new arrival in the family!! Hope you are able to type just as I can with my grand niece in my lap. Regards.
by atma
30 Oct 2017 08:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 741751

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

the lethal radius of a 155mm 45kg HE shell is claimed as 100m of open area. hence the need for deep foxholes and trenches. the pakis have a limited number of old 207mm american howitzers. range is poor at 20km but it fires a huge 90kg shell which is much feared by anyone its fired on. Kookal has no...
by atma
28 Oct 2017 00:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1133011

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I believe it is a new ASM, similar in design to the DRDO new generation anti-radiation missile (NGARM)

http://idrw.org/drdos-rudra-m-ii-missile-air-to-surface-missile-asm-to-break-cover-soon/
by atma
23 Oct 2017 06:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 873871

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I just find it ludicrous that we send our unarmed, likely under sensor-ed "sophisticated front line ships" like the P29 to faraway exercises. It is like we are just testing them to make the trip to the pacific and back. And oops! they had a mishap at the dock. What did we learn from these ...
by atma
22 Oct 2017 13:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 873871

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Yes they are very expensive (Kamorta class). Why? They are seriously under armed, perhaps less armed than some fast attack boats of 500 ton displacement (let alone corvettes) of other navies. They have short range anti-submarine capability only, with their RBUs. No SAMs, No Anti ship, No Land attac...
by atma
22 Oct 2017 05:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 873871

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Yes they are very expensive (Kamorta class). Why? They are seriously under armed, perhaps less armed than some fast attack boats of 500 ton displacement (let alone corvettes) of other navies. They have short range anti-submarine capability only, with their RBUs. No SAMs, No Anti ship, No Land attack...
by atma
18 Apr 2017 09:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 873871

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I researched the same, these are post WW II soviet /polish design, 140 mm, unguided, probably range to about 10-12 km, supposedly for "beach clearing". Very low tech, probably very cheap. In absence of a guided or targeted weapon, they probably only provide "shock and awe", like ...
by atma
01 Mar 2017 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4348
Views: 732857

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I suppose we will have to buy the Apaches because HAL will never deliver numbers in time. Maybe 1 every 3 years. Read earlier posts about Dhruv and Tejas deliveries, on other threads. :oops:
by atma
27 Jun 2014 09:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 162025

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Look up the bk-27 shivji. Thanks. In fact the Wiki link does describe it as having a "revolver" action. But I was unable to find any information on what that means. You are right. Confusing term to describe this gun. The barrel does not revolve. The feed system probably does (link-less in...
by atma
30 Oct 2013 08:49
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: New Moderators - Batch of 2013
Replies: 119
Views: 9726

Re: New Moderators - Batch of 2013

I read postings intermittently, have not contributed much recently. I think the new Mods are a nice well rounded "faculty". I hope they continue to post like before, besides moderating. Good Luck!
by atma
16 May 2013 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013
Replies: 2850
Views: 95231

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013

Meanwhile some pakiness tidbits from over here. "Honeymoon prostitution arrest for Lincolnwood man reported missing in Florida" RAPE went missing on Florida Honeymoon, but was indeed arrested soliciting flesh as in La whore . :oops: :eek: :rotfl: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?id=9103736...
by atma
01 Mar 2012 08:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 212199

Re: Indian Naval Discussion



You probably mean "Collision"
by atma
13 Feb 2012 05:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 114687

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

U.S. F-35 production slowdown may delay foreign orders http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/11/us-lockheed-fighter-idUSTRE81A03320120211 The Pentagon is restructuring the most expensive U.S. arms program for the third time in recent years, a move that will delay savings that would come from build...
by atma
08 Feb 2012 22:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2849
Views: 89955

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

Meanwhile, no more equal-equal. While GOI is clamping down, TSP appears to be bent on leaving us way behind at child exploitation. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/07/pakistan-childlabour-idUSL4E8D63H620120207 Millions pushed into child labour in Pakistan Pakistan spends less than 2 percent of...
by atma
18 Jan 2012 10:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2849
Views: 89955

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

anishns wrote:
devesh wrote:who is that guy?


Mansoor Ijaz?? wtf!!!! :rotfl: :rotfl:


Video was uploaded in 2009, fellow looks a little younger...it is still possible :rotfl:
by atma
18 Jan 2012 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 27692

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6okVNJ6Uos&feature=related Rafale's over the med....very nice music....there is a certain sadness and emotion about this noble beast that cannot be expressed in a dry formula...its hard to let her go if we let her go...marriage is done for many reasons....but fir...
by atma
28 Dec 2011 08:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 542277

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

http://news.yahoo.com/yemens-leader-causes-headaches-washington-195137144.html US doing a "Mubarak" to Saleh. The Obama administration is weighing an unprecedented diplomatic act — whether to bar a friendly president from U.S. soil. American officials were evaluating on Tuesday an awkward...
by atma
27 Dec 2011 07:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 657776

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

See how well illuminated the model is, with a perfect white background in a box, that is used to make pictures for selling on ebay? ( see telltale vertical line, the corner of the illumination box, middle, top of this "radar") Just as good as all the stuff they sell on ebay, that arrives ,...
by atma
27 Dec 2011 07:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 657776

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

J-10B radar http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/3367/j10bradarbetter.jpg Boy.. Shivering and wetting my dhoti. :rotfl: Nice model made out of white plastic/resin chair (white frame), Old audio/video reciever, and orange doormat (modules), some black ventilation ducting, and some clothespins or other...
by atma
25 Dec 2011 02:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 495444

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Heck they even deliver free goods to Pukees before time. Hence I believe that MOD babus prefer Unkilled goods for Dragon specific defence, IMHO. Hence all this delay and hungaama.
by atma
25 Dec 2011 01:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 495444

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

In the tech world, if we took as long to choose between 2 contenders, a third would arise putting us at square one. The F 35, Shornet, Silent eagle etc with a sweetened deal could derail this hungaama, if we do not act fast. And judging from recent past, we know they will deliver in time if not befo...
by atma
25 Dec 2011 01:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 495444

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

This is taking sooo long, that by the time a decision is made, Unkill will throw another bone at us, delaying things further.
by atma
15 Dec 2011 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 86971

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

The "Hotness " she fondly remembers probably came from from the raw ginger, green hot peppers and masala that is manually added to garnish the Haleem, and is inadvertently transfered to the genitalia during foreplay. TobaI Toba! Harram!
by atma
15 Dec 2011 10:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 86971

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

A Prof. Unfair tweet: "Say what you will, on a per capita male hotness metric and culinary magnificence, Pakistan dominates other national competitors." Prof. Unfair, bless her otherwise torpid soul, does not know otherwise. She was too unattractive in in her own or other lands to get any...
by atma
09 Dec 2011 09:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 86971

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Shiv, you do have some good points. I got this from somewhere. It does hurt us when Sikhs with turbans are attacked. They have been extremely brave soldiers for India. Anyway, let us look at the lighter side of this and have a good laugh at the Pakis. No No it is actually very funny. But not a joke...
by atma
09 Dec 2011 08:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 464010

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Sid wrote:
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/multibarrel- ... 0-117.html

Quote: ]

Correction.. a regiment of Pinaka MBRL can neutralize an area of 3.5 sq km in one salvo.

DDM clearly skipped a decimal here :D


Two decimals in my opinion. :-o
by atma
07 Dec 2011 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 166937

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

What happens when you insult even the companions of the Prophet in KSA - can any man survive 500 lashes? An Australian man has been sentenced to 500 lashes and a year in a Saudi Arabian jail after being convicted of blasphemy, officials said Wednesday. The 45-year-old man, identified by family memb...
by atma
11 Nov 2011 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 183122

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

More bark than bite? Last month, for example, the Chinese Ministry of Defense published on its website an essay warning that Japan and India were entering into the disputes over the South China Sea, where Beijing claims most of the potentially energy-rich ocean floor. "The South China Sea pres...

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