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by Avarachan
20 Jun 2017 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 3359
Views: 479605

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

The single engine fighter rfp is such a waste of national resources - no meaningful ToT is expected - refer the Javelin proposal posted earlier. In my opinion, production of Mk1 FOC should be expedited to 24-30 a year on a war footing, including setting up a new line elsewhere if HAL Bangalore lack...
by Avarachan
20 Jun 2017 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 3359
Views: 479605

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

India's MoD is neither stupid nor treasonous. The French offered to transfer the Mirage 2000 line to India to kill off the Tejas. The MoD wisely rejected that offer. Instead, India ordered more Su-30 MKI's as a capability boost. Sorry to come in late on this Sir, but why do you think so? Why would ...
by Avarachan
20 Jun 2017 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 3359
Views: 479605

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

India's MoD is neither stupid nor treasonous. The French offered to transfer the Mirage 2000 line to India to kill off the Tejas. The MoD wisely rejected that offer. Instead, India ordered more Su-30 MKI's as a capability boost. I definitely want a source for the IQ level of the MOD Dorks! I mean B...
by Avarachan
19 Jun 2017 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 3359
Views: 479605

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

As a side note, I think one of the biggest acts of treason against independent India was committed by the two MoD Babus who refused to allow the purchase of 126 M2K-5 as a follow-on order. India's MoD is neither stupid nor treasonous. The French offered to transfer the Mirage 2000 line to India to ...
by Avarachan
14 Jun 2017 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 234
Views: 15000

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I agree that Germany/France/Italy/etc will take revenge on Britain for engineering WWI and similar machinations over the centuries. Because the British refused to repent of their crimes, karma is catching up to them. I've said this before, and I'll say it again. If the UK's economy shrinks significa...
by Avarachan
14 Jun 2017 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 234
Views: 15000

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40227270 Prime ministers, in a more understated manner, have also come to believe in British exceptionalism, the idea that Westminster is the mother parliament, and that the UK has a governing model and liberal values that set the global standard for others to...
by Avarachan
14 Jun 2017 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 854
Views: 57698

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/06/11/koalitsiya-sv-sniper-howitzer-enter-service-with-russian-army.html According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, a Russian government daily newspaper, the 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV new 152mm self-propelled gun (SPG) will enter service with the Russian Army before 2020. ...
by Avarachan
14 Jun 2017 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 854
Views: 57698

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

An excellent source of information on new Russian weapons is Andrei Akulov. He's a retired Russian colonel who writes for "Strategic Culture." https://www.strategic-culture.org/authors/andrei-akulov.html This is his April 2017 article on new Russian hypersonic weapons. https://www.strategi...
by Avarachan
13 Jun 2017 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 234
Views: 15000

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Good article regarding the future of Brexit. I recommend reading the whole thing. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-11/how-do-you-your-brexit-morning-hard-soft-smooth-english-or-late As Reuters' Alastair Macdonald reports, Theresa May's insistence on starting Brexit negotiations next Monday is q...
by Avarachan
12 Jun 2017 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Shri K.P.S. Gill, 1935-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2105

Re: R.I.P. Shri K.P.S. Gill, 1935-2017

K.P.S. Gill was a hard man. Nonetheless, he saved Punjab and India itself from murderers and rapists. In this, he was a patriot and true hero.

May God have mercy on his soul and grant him eternal bliss. My condolences to his friends, family, and colleagues.
by Avarachan
12 Jun 2017 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Shri K.P.S. Gill, 1935-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2105

Re: R.I.P. Shri K.P.S. Gill, 1935-2017

To understand the Khalistani menace, the best book to read is K.P.S. Gill's work, "The Knights of Falsehood." It's available free of charge online as an e-book. http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/publication/nightsoffalsehood/index.html For ten long years, Punjab was tormented by a virulent cam...
by Avarachan
09 Jun 2017 04:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4702
Views: 79802

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

Great find Avarachan. Anyway to obtain the full article? I put the link to the article in my original post. Here it is again: http://www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net/History/Oil_and_the_Origins_of_World_W/oil_and_the_origins_of_world_w.HTM Beyond that, one should purchase his book, "A Century of...
by Avarachan
08 Jun 2017 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4702
Views: 79802

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

The situation in the Persian Gulf today reminds me of Europe before WWI. WWI was engineered by the British to maintain the dominance of the British Empire. I recommend studying the Berlin-Baghdad Railway. It would have enabled Germany to obtain oil without threat from the British Navy. I also recomm...
by Avarachan
07 Jun 2017 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4702
Views: 79802

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

I don't know how accurate this is--I am skeptical of the claim regarding Qatar's economic collapse--but other aspects are interesting. https://syrianperspective.com/2017/06/whats-behind-the-qatari-maneuver-its-gas-my-boy-gas-deraa-alqaeda-devastated-as-syrian-army-reinforcements-arrive-to-kick-them-...
by Avarachan
07 Jun 2017 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 61769

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

The QR-SAM reminds me somewhat of the NASAMS 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASAMS_2 A complete NASAMS 2 battery consists of 12 missile launchers (LCHR) (each one carrying six AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles), eight radars (AN/MPQ-64 F1 Improved Sentinel X band 3D radar), one fire control centre (CTOC), o...
by Avarachan
03 Jun 2017 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313410

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^^ Also, if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it's noteworthy that the latest version of the U.S.'s Virginia-class submarines (Block V, built from 2019 onwards) will have 4 more Virginia Payload Tubes than previous versions. Block V of the Virginia class is very clearly drawing inspiratio...
by Avarachan
03 Jun 2017 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313410

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The message by Modi is classic Indian, praise the hosts. Putin's speech in turn smells of narcissism, lookie what we did for you, we rock. Sadly, if this attitude continues, India-Russian ties will continue to deteriorate, because India is seen by Russia as a captive market for Russian weapons, and...
by Avarachan
01 Jun 2017 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1077
Views: 138065

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Every Chinaman and woman should be considered a spy/agent for the PRC. This is indeed a very important point. When the British/French/Dutch/Portuguese were colonizing, every sailor and every trader soaked up intelligence - whether political, military or economic. They used the political intelligenc...
by Avarachan
09 Mar 2017 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4107
Views: 145068

Re: Deterrence

IUCNA was important., all the shitty-bitty/emptyPT/yenyessJi 3-4 letter word treaties had curtailed our economic growth and made us dependent on oil. The dolt nehru dynasty did not realize that cheap energy is basis for a civilization. Any civilization. They forgot the story of agni or prometheus. ...
by Avarachan
03 Mar 2017 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1077
Views: 138065

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I suspect most of the Spying by China in US is a way of US giving them things covertly when they cant do it overtly due to official ban , Else the amount of spying and the depth of it by the admission of NSA and FBI officials you dont find any one in US congress raising an eyebrow ,no ZNN MSM cover...
by Avarachan
23 Feb 2017 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 3359
Views: 479605

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

From DRDO Chief Interview to FORCE Mag on Kaveri program Dassault Aviation is keen to work on the next generation LCA , Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) or the Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle, Ghatak as part of the offsets in Rafale programme. They are willing to work on the configuration desi...
by Avarachan
23 Feb 2017 10:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 3905
Views: 199834

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^ JayS, thanks for posting this. Great news!
by Avarachan
23 Feb 2017 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 3359
Views: 479605

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Indranil, SO this Aero India was a damp squib visavis LCA. No new capabilities or knowledge revealed. Uttam flight testing moving ahead + HAL RFP for track-2 AESA/EW suite were big reveals IMHO. The Uttam fully populated prototype is a beauty. I agree. To see that Uttam prototype was a dream come t...
by Avarachan
23 Feb 2017 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3388
Views: 476884

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

If Russia won't sell India the testing infrastructure India needs, India should approach Germany. Currently, Germany doesn't sell fighter aircraft to India, so Germany isn't immediately threatened by India's engine development the way Russia is. If necessary, India should link German assistance with...
by Avarachan
05 Feb 2017 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 3359
Views: 479605

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

@Indranil, I have another question then. The Tejas is often photographed with 2 1200-liter fuel tanks. My guess is that those loaded tanks weigh about 1000 kg each ... Why does the Tejas fly with them if heavy loads threaten flight safety?
by Avarachan
05 Feb 2017 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 3359
Views: 479605

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

1200 kgs. Even when heavy fighters fly with such heavy cruise missiles, their flight is severely restrictions. If you use a light fighter do so, you must be really desperate. You are putting the plane, crew and the missiles to in dire risk to gain ~20% additional range compared to the ground launch...
by Avarachan
05 Feb 2017 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 3359
Views: 479605

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

@Indranil, do you know (and can you say) what the Tejas's inboard pylons are rated for? If they can carry 1500 kg's, that means that the Tejas will be able to carry 2 of the BrahMos NG's. Wow. I suspect that it'll be able to ... The Gripen C can carry 2 of the Taurus KEPD 350's, and they weigh 1400 ...
by Avarachan
04 Feb 2017 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313410

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Cosmo_R wrote:Name one Indian who heads up a Russian firm.


And how many Russians head up Indian firms?

I mean no offense, but your post reveals your mindset.
by Avarachan
04 Feb 2017 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313410

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

It seems that the agreement for the BrahMos-NG was signed during the October 2016 summit at Goa. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/mtcr-benefit-india-russia-to-develop-600-km-range-cruise-missiles-that-can-cover-entire-pakistan/articleshow/54926916.cms The Indo-Russian agreement, sign...
by Avarachan
04 Feb 2017 09:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313410

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

http://www.janes.com/article/67399/russia-india-developing-lightweight-brahmos-variant-says-report India and Russia are developing a new lightweight variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile for use on submarines and the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA (Perspektivny Aviatsionny Kompleks Frontovoy Aviatsii...
by Avarachan
23 Dec 2016 05:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313410

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

So how many Brahmos in Russian service? Edit: not being snarky. Just pointing out that it is merely a dressed up buyer-seller relationship. Our nuclear sub partnership is deep though and aimed squarely at China. So cooperation in parts in conflict in others. Anjan, the air-launched BrahMos will be ...
by Avarachan
22 Dec 2016 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313410

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Rudradev-ji, posting a response about Andrew Korybko. _____________________ ^^. Andrew Korybko was born and raised in the USA. He is of Polish descent. He came to dislike American foreign policy and settled down in Russia about three years ago. The reason I mention all of this is that Korybko has an...
by Avarachan
22 Dec 2016 10:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 678
Views: 75721

Re: Analyzing CPEC

^^. Andrew Korybko was born and raised in the USA. He is of Polish descent. He came to dislike American foreign policy and settled down in Russia about three years ago. The reason I mention all of this is that Korybko has an extremely unusual background for a Russian analyst. He's an intelligent per...
by Avarachan
21 Dec 2016 01:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313410

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Putin should go to sleep, watch films and relax. You should do some more reading regarding what happened after the downing of the Su-24. Russian sanctions really hurt the Turkish tourism industry, for instance. Furthermore, Russia has defeated Erdogan's original plan for regime change in Syria. Put...
by Avarachan
21 Dec 2016 01:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313410

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

There is no Russia Pakistan China axis and unlikely to be in near future. A few random statements here and there dont make an alliance. India is doing the right thing by making more friends everywhere. And there is no need for India to do rona dhona over a couple of helis being sold to pakis. Russi...
by Avarachan
21 Dec 2016 01:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313410

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

ramana wrote:Also note A-IP development news.


What's that?
by Avarachan
21 Dec 2016 01:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313410

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The downing of the Su-24 was a provocation. Making the provocation succeed by reacting in a predictable manner is foolish. Walking into a trap is never advisable, no matter how "macho" that might look.
by Avarachan
20 Dec 2016 11:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313410

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Here is the full video clip of the murder. Caution: explicit.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4de_1482167380
by Avarachan
20 Dec 2016 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4690
Views: 313410

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

My sincere condolences to the ambassador's family, friends, and colleagues. What a heinous crime. I'm surprised by some of the comments here. President Putin is not a coward. If he were, he would have abandoned the people of Crimea to Ukrainian Nazis and the people of Syria to jihadist cannibals. Ho...

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