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by Avarachan
19 Apr 2018 06:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5049
Views: 424575

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

By the way, for those who wonder about the Russian strategy towards Pakistan, it is aimed at the U.S. There are analysts (Catherine Austin Fitts, etc.) who say that the U.S. stock market is propped up by the money laundering associated with drug trafficking (from Afghanistan/Pakistan/etc.). If that...
by Avarachan
17 Apr 2018 08:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5049
Views: 424575

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

By the way, for those talking about the high cost of Russian spare-parts (a mark-up of 600-800%), it's common for the mark-up from European companies to the U.S. government to be similar. The solution to this issue is for the Indian military-industrial complex to indigenize, as Saurav Jha says ... I...
by Avarachan
17 Apr 2018 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5049
Views: 424575

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

No fan of the author, but even he wouldnt have the cojones to make up a story like this. https://www.indiatoday.in/world/europe/story/ins-vikramaditya-india-relieved-indian-navy-russia-shiv-aroor-217727-2013-11-17 The author has 400% made it up. My first cousin, then a Lt. Cdr. and helicopter pilot...
by Avarachan
17 Apr 2018 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11008
Views: 594876

Re: Levant crisis - III

This is the briefing by the Russian MOD. (I prefer the full statement, rather than the summary provided by TASS.) I got the link via Saker's site: http://thesaker.is/briefing-by-russian-defence-ministry-official-major-general-igor-konashenkov-april-16-2018/ http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/mor...
by Avarachan
16 Apr 2018 12:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11008
Views: 594876

Re: Levant crisis - III

Singha wrote:good read on why usa is so pissed about the east ghouta liberation

https://ejmagnier.com/2018/04/15/the-us ... -revealed/


That's an interesting article. Thanks for posting the link.
by Avarachan
14 Apr 2018 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11008
Views: 594876

Re: Levant crisis - III

Saker has written a good article. http://thesaker.is/the-us-message-to-the-word-bow-down-and-worship-me/ What is clear is that the Neocon-run Trump administration is willing to risk WWIII just to save it’s face, to look “tough” and to maintain the illusion of its relevance. It is also willing to com...
by Avarachan
06 Apr 2018 01:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143445

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is no reason why this land and its riches should not belong to Dharmics of Bharatiya origin. It has belonged to enough different peoples before. It will belong in future to those with the strength, intelligence, and will to take it. This is exactly what the British imperialists said to justif...
by Avarachan
05 Apr 2018 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4192
Views: 664233

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Chetak and JayS, Your posts triggered some thoughts in me. Kaveri non-development is a CBM to US. Let me explain. In the mid 1980s V.S. Arunachalam (VSA)went to Carlucci (FC) with a list of technologies for the LCA. FC offered the RLG being used for F16 which was not even asked for. VKA said thanks...
by Avarachan
03 Apr 2018 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4192
Views: 664233

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I wish someone would make a list of the testing infrastructure India needs to reach the next level of economic-industrial development. That way, voters could be educated regarding this issue. Perhaps that information is too sensitive, though.
by Avarachan
03 Apr 2018 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4192
Views: 664233

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

ramana wrote:Live and learn.

True.
Would you never have found that anywhere else!

True again. I wouldn't have found this out if not for BRF. I'm very grateful for the education BRF has given me over the years.
by Avarachan
01 Apr 2018 13:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143445

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

A continuation of my previous post: https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7355&p=2261836&sid=b255b69c99a62b28ec6388e3d0659dee#p2261836 Regarding Indian history, Indian Orthodox and Hindus allied together against jihadist aggression ... The best-known example of this is Ti...
by Avarachan
30 Mar 2018 06:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4192
Views: 664233

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

That's why Kaveri design is more challenging than F404 as it has all design targets same as F404, with lower technology at hand and with stricter design goals. So we asked for soemthing from the size of the F404 which GE with so many years of design experience could not deliver. Wow. My jaw just hi...
by Avarachan
28 Mar 2018 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143445

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This is exactly what the British imperialists said to justify their rape of India. I reject this mentality entirely. I have no desire to be like them, regardless of how much money is at stake. By the way, as always happens, rapacity destroys any community which embraces it. All of the Anglosphere c...
by Avarachan
25 Mar 2018 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143445

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

As a side-note, I notice many commenters stating that Indian-Americans should look to Jews as a model. I respectfully disagree with this. For instance, in 2010, Israeli Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said that non-Jews "were born only to serve us." It is true that certain Jewish organizations condemne...
by Avarachan
25 Mar 2018 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143445

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Thank you for your concern. I recently lived in India for two years for precisely this purpose. Indian youth have tremendous potential: they're patriotic, hard-working, creative, genuine, morally upright, and friendly. However, the current educational system is less than ideal. I would like to make...
by Avarachan
24 Mar 2018 10:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143445

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Since you were born in the U.S, your social ties to India don't exist. Are you sure you can adapt to life in India or is your vision of the place romanticized? Have you lived in India for 3 to 6 months and worked there perhaps for a few months? I'd suggest trying that before making any major decisi...
by Avarachan
24 Mar 2018 10:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143445

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

ShauryaT wrote:Avarachan: Let the gods bless you and be in touch. Good Luck.


ShauryaT, thank you for your good wishes.
by Avarachan
24 Mar 2018 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143445

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is no reason why this land and its riches should not belong to Dharmics of Bharatiya origin. It has belonged to enough different peoples before. It will belong in future to those with the strength, intelligence, and will to take it. This is exactly what the British imperialists said to justif...
by Avarachan
20 Mar 2018 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143445

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

We don't need more migration to the US, especially high tech/skilled people. We need them to stay back at home and develop our industries- which are genuinely ours, not MNC outsourcing. Yes, GOI and Indian society need to step up to it but we are moving in right direction. Quite apart from anything...
by Avarachan
20 Mar 2018 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143445

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/indias-brain-gain-fewer-than-200-iit-grads-went-abroad-last-year/articleshow/56578855.cms January 16, 2017 "India’s brain gain: Fewer than 200 IIT graduates went abroad last year" Not even 200 of the approximate 10,000 students from the India...
by Avarachan
20 Mar 2018 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143445

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This is a whole other category of "interests" being advanced right here. Let's emphasize the universal Dharmic principle of "do unto others" over all else. Because the Bangladeshis are doing "chain migration" into India, therefore (on principle) we should oppose "...
by Avarachan
17 Mar 2018 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 160890

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Let me ask a question, how do we know Gripen has better aerodynamics than Tejas..? Do we have any data to prove that..? Any credible information/statement from a trustworthy person who must have had access to actual classified data...? On what basis we should assume Gripen had better aerodynamics t...
by Avarachan
17 Mar 2018 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 160890

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Kartik, Since you seem to be closest to this thing, can you write and will get it into Swarajya. Add a few tables to show what weights we are talking about a couple of awesome Tejas pictures to ensure Hakim read the article!!! Lots of BRF on twitter and will get it read!. Will do Ramana. I've been ...
by Avarachan
13 Mar 2018 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 504
Views: 78549

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

And why should ADA help fix the MiG-29K? They don't own the IP to it. Russia's assistance with the Arihant class (etc.) has been worth many, many billions of dollars (far more than what India has paid in cash). So, to make up the difference, India is helping Russia with the Mig-29K (etc.). It's a g...
by Avarachan
01 Mar 2018 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4192
Views: 664233

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Though GTRE claimed in AI-17 they achieved 52kN/81kN we do not have independent verification so far. So lets keep it on hold. JayS, is this a typo? In your original post about AI-17, you said that GTRE claimed *54*/81. If it was a typo, would you mind correcting your post? I greatly appreciate your...
by Avarachan
01 Mar 2018 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4192
Views: 664233

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I am quoting my old posts from AI-17 time in current context. https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3351&start=3040#p2119110 I am told 54kN/81kN thrust is achieved. I specifically asked for wet thrust against since we know there was shortfall there. But GTRE folks were insis...
by Avarachan
22 Feb 2018 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4192
Views: 664233

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

My beef about GTRE is their total opaqueness and report only to dead hand or live fist in hushed whispers of good news around the corner for the last three decades. All strategic programs in India are protected with multiple layers of disinformation. The reason certain information was released abou...
by Avarachan
21 Feb 2018 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4192
Views: 664233

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Over the years, I have learned not to under-estimate India's national-security establishment. I wonder what is going on behind the scenes. What is curious about the Kaveri project is that certain projects have received the necessary funding for the enabling infrastructure to be built (IGMDP, Arihant...
by Avarachan
17 Jan 2018 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11008
Views: 594876

Re: Levant crisis - III

one thing is for sure. the israelis crushed an opponent. they and the saudis are the real kingmakers of middle east. iran is next, its only a matter of time. for all the public spats, US establishment backed the israeli plan to take down the syrians for all their support of hezb, hamas etc in the i...
by Avarachan
21 Dec 2017 10:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 477204

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

It is a huge milestone. Even last month the HAL chairman was not sure of IAF plans beyond the 20 (IOC) + 20 (FOC) orders in place. IAF has shown its commitment to LCA Mk1A. And that's a great step. This is a huge milestone. India has now (albeit only semi-officially at this point) ordered twice as ...
by Avarachan
09 Dec 2017 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3301
Views: 368562

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

By getting to production. Recall both deejay and shiv emphasize the urgency. Also note the fact that we were going into endless loop of RFP getting cancelled after demonstration from all the vendors close to a decade , All one needed was some complains and AK/MOD cancel the RPF after demonstration ...
by Avarachan
09 Dec 2017 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3301
Views: 368562

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

If I were to have my way: 1. I would change this order for 226Ts from the present IA/IAF to IN's requirement for 111 NUHs. The Ka-226 are more ideal for the Navy than the LUH. It has higher payload carrying capability at sea level. It has two engines which are better for sea operations. It has a sm...
by Avarachan
15 Nov 2017 12:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 477204

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^ Nonetheless, in my opinion, there's no need for the IAF to be nasty ... This gratuitous condescension damages morale and hurts India's image internationally. Also, Prime Minister Modi handled the sacking of Dr. Avinash Chander badly. That wasn't the way to treat a senior DRDO scientist.
by Avarachan
15 Nov 2017 12:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 477204

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I have one request. When you write the article(s), be mindful of the organizations you are writing about. It's the Indian Armed Forces. Probably , the most respected organizations in the country. Organizations whose men and women lie down their limbs and life for the country on a regular basis. I w...
by Avarachan
15 Nov 2017 08:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 477204

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Arunachalam and Rajiv Gandhi put the LCA program at the feet of US and it got kicked hard. When the LCA was conceptualized the whole game was to align with US aircraft industry and the program got hit by sanctions, delays, technology denial etc. The RLG, unstable aerodynamics, flight control laws, ...
by Avarachan
09 Nov 2017 05:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11008
Views: 594876

Re: Levant crisis - III

Strange thing is that in YooEss there are all these claimed-PTSD cases where someone stores of AR15s, then one day goes postal. How come we don't hear of such in KSA and Qatar I wonder. Is it so much harder to get weapons to keep at home? Royal Bodyguards don't have anyone like this? I recommend re...
by Avarachan
07 Nov 2017 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 875
Views: 71978

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

https://journal-neo.org/2017/10/29/usa-military-force-projection-semper-paratus/ Incredible as it may seem, for the world’s largest and most formidable Navy, a decision was made during the Bush-Cheney Administration when Don Rumsfeld was Secretary of Defense to “save money” by scrapping the traditio...
by Avarachan
29 Oct 2017 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Russia: News/Analysis/Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 846

Re: Russia: News/Analysis/Discussion

http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2017/10/putin-to-western-elites-you-flunked.html By far the most popular article I ever published on this blog was titled Putin to Western Elites: Play-time is Over. It came out almost exactly three years ago, after that year’s Valdai Club conference, and was based on t...
by Avarachan
21 Oct 2017 05:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3035
Views: 353772

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2017/10/20/all-of-germanys-submarines-are-currently-down/ The German Navy’s six-strong fleet of submarines is completely out of commission after the only operational sub had an accident off the coast of Norway on Sunday .... The submarine joins three ships already b...

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