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by Avarachan
17 Jun 2019 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2111
Views: 473308

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I don't think it's a new order, but I do think the submarine-launched version is now ready whereas in 2016, it wasn't. The timeline fits. At the 2017 Aero India, Dr. Christopher said that work on a submarine-launched version was proceeding. https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/varunastra-drdo-defen...
by Avarachan
15 Jun 2019 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2111
Views: 473308

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

This is great news! This article from "Sputnik" is emphatic that this version of Varunastra will equip both ships *and* submarines. (Different Indian outlets reported different things.). The quote from the BDL spokesperson implicitly confirms this. In 2016, only the ship-launched version w...
by Avarachan
05 Jun 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3676
Views: 798759

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

Well why is it a waste , when S400 , AK203 and dozens of similar imports are justified so is this . :) S400s and AK203s are arguably amongst the most important warfighting acquisitions we made. One which compensates somewhat for our falling a/c numbers. Another a design that just works everywhere a...
by Avarachan
06 Mar 2019 08:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5009
Views: 965944

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

^^ But how much is that capability worth? Is Ajai Shukla correct in saying that Honeywell is now quoting $13.3 million per engine (i.e, $26.6 million per Jaguar)? https://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2019/01/honeywells-high-cost-threatens-jaguar.html $26.6 million for the engines alone is prohibitively e...
by Avarachan
05 Mar 2019 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5009
Views: 965944

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

JayS and Indranil, Can the HTFE replace the RR Adour? Yes. Read this article carefully. It's a synopsis of the propulsion presentations from the AeroIndia-2015 seminars. There are many nuggets. I don't want to copy-and-paste the whole article here because I think the author makes some money from bl...
by Avarachan
01 Mar 2019 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 967
Views: 63128

Re: BR Forum Feedback

1) Can a sticky banner be added to the top of every thread (or, at least, the Balakot thread) to the effect of "The Enemy Is Listening," "Loose Lips Sink Ships," and "Bits of Careless Talk are Pieced Together By the Enemy"? These slogans come from WWII posters, and peop...
by Avarachan
24 Feb 2019 10:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 117
Views: 14500

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

Rod Dreher, "Francis the Fake Reformer" https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/francis-fake-reformer-zanchetta/ While the new Frederic Martel book, and this weekend’s big Vatican conference on sex abuse, tries to paint Pope Francis as a reformer trying to make the Church less of a ...
by Avarachan
24 Feb 2019 10:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 888
Views: 87210

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

There's a lot of WhatsApp chatter among Indian Evangelical Protestants regarding a murder in Orissa on February 11th. Supposedly, an Indian Christian was murdered by Naxals, on the order of militant Hindus. I've seen no evidence to prove this claim as of yet, but many people are accepting this claim...
by Avarachan
14 Jan 2019 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 287736

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

These photos are astonishing.
by Avarachan
14 Jan 2019 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 202868

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Lilo, thank you for that detailed post. I knew some of that history, but not most of it. 1) Personally, I don't feel strongly about beef-eating. I would never force anyone to eat beef, and I think that those who desecrate places of worship should be punished severely. (That sort of nonsense triggers...
by Avarachan
13 Jan 2019 13:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 202868

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

About the KL exceptionalism part, let me point out what I mean. Karan M, in general, I don't disagree with what you wrote ... In my previous post, I was directing my comments towards others, not you. 1) Regarding Kerala's uniqueness, I mentioned that in support of Dileep's proposal for a Kerala-bas...
by Avarachan
12 Jan 2019 13:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 202868

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I notice that some people on this thread are angry ... This is an emotional issue. As I've gotten older, I'm much calmer than I used to be. Lies fade away. The lie of Keralite Communism is fading away. Something new is being born, and we have the privilege of witnessing it. Regarding Islam, the bigg...
by Avarachan
12 Jan 2019 12:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 202868

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

So you want a new political party. If only it was that easy. To form a political party one needs heavy investments and time apart from ideology and narrative. And kerala is short on both. To throw such arguments is just stalling and escaping one's responsibility. While orthodox christians may not b...
by Avarachan
12 Jan 2019 11:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 202868

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Because people are using the term "Abrahamic" in this thread, I'm posting an article link questioning the very term "Abrahamic." I know we're not supposed to discuss religion on BRF, but because the term "Abrahamic" is so widespread, there's no way to avoid the issue. N...
by Avarachan
12 Jan 2019 09:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 202868

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Loyalty is a two way street. Indian voters are quite self centered, focused on their pet peeves and ditch the BJP at the drop of a hat. Most couldn't give a fig for high falutin concepts like Dharma, national concerns the likes of which members in this fora obsess over. Karan M, what we are witness...
by Avarachan
03 Jan 2019 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 202868

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Supratik, that may happen. We may see a KL based yindoo party that serve the KL Yindoo interest soon. They may have an issue based alliance with NDA. Dileep, I haven't posted in this thread because I'm an Orthodox Christian, and Sabarimala is an internal issue for the Hindu community. Nonetheless, ...
by Avarachan
31 Dec 2018 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4075
Views: 800919

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This is a very interesting article regarding how outsourcing to China has compromised the American military-industrial base. November 4, 2018 "The Pentagon Realised What It Has Done – the Chinese Put the US Army on Its Knees" http://thesaker.is/the-pentagon-realised-what-it-has-done-the-ch...
by Avarachan
31 Dec 2018 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 117
Views: 14500

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

Rod Dreher, December 29, 2018, "Trust in the Church" https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/trust-catholic-church-cupich-vatican-sex-abuse A Catholic friend asks me what expectations I have for the big Vatican meeting in February about the sex abuse scandal. The answer? None. The f...
by Avarachan
16 Dec 2018 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5553
Views: 616440

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Cross-posted from the "Geopolitics" thread. __________________________ This is an extremely interesting article by Pepe Escobar. Russia wants to create “`a common space for economic, logistic and information cooperation, peace and security from Shanghai to Lisbon and New Delhi to Murmansk....
by Avarachan
16 Dec 2018 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 786
Views: 129415

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

This is an extremely interesting article by Pepe Escobar. Russia wants to create “`a common space for economic, logistic and information cooperation, peace and security from Shanghai to Lisbon and New Delhi to Murmansk.'” http://thesaker.is/how-the-new-silk-roads-are-merging-into-greater-eurasia/ He...
by Avarachan
14 Dec 2018 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 888
Views: 87210

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Regarding "Southern Baptists" in the U.S., I recommend reading the following document. This is a detailed, 71-page report, "Report on Slavery and Racism in the History of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary." See pages 5-8 for a summary. http://www.sbts.edu/wp-content/uploa...
by Avarachan
14 Dec 2018 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 888
Views: 87210

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

There have been interesting stories in the past few days regarding corruption in American evangelical Protestant communities. I'm posting the links in this thread because these communities lead the missionary efforts in India. The truth about what their communities are really like is eye-opening. ht...
by Avarachan
12 Dec 2018 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3443
Views: 550046

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

This is a very interesting article. China makes microprocessor chips, but doesn't make the machines which are used to make advanced microprocessors.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12- ... ally-about
by Avarachan
24 Nov 2018 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 888
Views: 87210

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

I see posts speculating on Mr. Chau's ethnic background. I looked at his public Instagram photos: his father was Chinese, and his mom was Caucasian.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVfKBYhBN8a

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFLIhqZD1Pb
by Avarachan
21 Nov 2018 06:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1657
Views: 275295

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

^^ It seems that the Pantsir has teething problems. Nonetheless, the previous-generation Tor missile system performed well (an 80% success rate).
by Avarachan
21 Nov 2018 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1657
Views: 275295

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/24997/russia-releases-first-official-video-of-its-su-57s-on-their-absurdly-short-trip-to-syria In addition, earlier in November 2018, Viktor Murakhovsky, military expert and editor-in-chief of Russia’s Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine, also claimed in a social ...
by Avarachan
17 Nov 2018 08:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1133068

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

There are going to be backfires too old and no plans for new production run Singha, are you aware that Tu-22M3's are being upgraded to Tu-22M3M's as we speak? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-22M Tu-22M3 for the Russian Air Force with engines from Tu-160M2 (NK-32-02), upgraded avionics (SVP...
by Avarachan
17 Nov 2018 07:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1133068

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Pralay, can be easily adapted for air launch, but we cannot. No platform. I know that the last 40 Su-30 is for strategic purposes to remove (over) dependence on France. The platforms are hardened in ways that only the worthies know, But AFAIK, there were no change in the capacity of the hardpoints....
by Avarachan
16 Nov 2018 11:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1133068

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Indranil, remember this. You are (IMHO) absolutely on the right track. See Air Launched Missile on the right. https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/the-big-story/story/20101129-the-secret-k-missile-family-744797-2010-11-20 And, Karan M, the Rafale can carry unusually heavy loads on a few of its hardpo...
by Avarachan
16 Nov 2018 11:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1133068

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Also, these missiles will grow in scope, weight and dimensions. The Su-30 won't. I suspect that the 42 MKI's ordered in 2010 are capable of carrying significantly heavier payloads than the standard MKI's. To become aware of the possibilities, look up the weight of the air-launched Moskit. The GoI h...
by Avarachan
11 Nov 2018 07:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 117
Views: 14500

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

^^ For the above article, there's an interesting comment by Lee Podles. Podles is the author of perhaps the best book on the pedophilia/pederasty/infidelity crisis, "Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church" (2008). Curiously, he remains a Roman Catholic. As an Orthodox Christian, I ...
by Avarachan
11 Nov 2018 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 117
Views: 14500

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/roman-catholicism-geographic-solution/ Rod Dreher, "The Church’s ‘Geographic Solution’" November 9, 2018 Back in 2003, I had a conversation with a Dallas plaintiff’s lawyer who had been involved in sex abuse lawsuits against the Catholic Churc...
by Avarachan
07 Sep 2018 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 15514

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

This has huge security implications for us. If we go for widespread 2 way datalinking, we will have to create two sets of networks - one for our tactical assets, i.e. delineate between our datalinks and the ones tapped into COMCASA, and the data from COMCASA enabled networks, e.g. Link-16 type has ...
by Avarachan
07 Sep 2018 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 15514

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

As Shri Abdul Kalam repeatedly stated, "Strength respects strength, not weakness." That's what's going through my head right now. What's strange about this decision is that I don't see the need for it. China's nuclear submarines aren't so quiet that India needs cutting-edge technology to d...
by Avarachan
31 Aug 2018 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 168271

Re: The IAF History Thread

question for serious IAF historians. I sometimes have conversations with gentlemen who claim to be experts on the Indo-Pak and other wars and find myself politely nodding and smiling whilst complete bakwas is spewed at the other end. However, one story that resurfaces often (and for which I have se...
by Avarachan
29 Aug 2018 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 117
Views: 14500

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

I notice that posters in this thread are making all sorts of claims regarding Christianity, the origins of the Bible, etc. First, please stay on topic. If you want to discuss Christianity in general, please open up a separate thread. I'm not sure the moderators will allow it--BRF has a long-standing...
by Avarachan
29 Aug 2018 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 117
Views: 14500

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/catholic-cold-war-turns-civil-war/ One of the enduring mysteries of the contemporary Catholic Church is why so many priests know about practicing homosexuals in the priesthood, but don’t do anything about it .... There are liberal Catholic priests, both...
by Avarachan
29 Aug 2018 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 117
Views: 14500

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/27/opinion/pope-francis-catholic-church-letter.html Pope Francis must resign. That conclusion is unavoidable if allegations contained in a letter written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò are true. Archbishop Viganò, the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States from 2...
by Avarachan
26 Aug 2018 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 117
Views: 14500

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/episcopal-sodomy-fear-grips-the-vatican August 19, 2018 While Shapiro did not directly hint at RICO violations per se, other states' attorneys general have begun laying the preliminary groundwork for their own grand jury investigations, as Church Militant ...
by Avarachan
26 Aug 2018 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 117
Views: 14500

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

This is my post from June 26, 2018. https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7004&p=2280121&sid=cfc02d22a1e3adef0c95f3d7cc96c8ae#p2280121 This is an eye-opening instance of how the Roman Catholic Organization (I refuse to call it a church) wields political power to cover up ...

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