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by kit
14 Nov 2019 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795485

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

To the rest of the Rakshaks: Are we entering a Golden Age of MII for the Air Force? We have in ACM Bhadauria, so recently installed in just September, already flying in a HTT-40'and making statement encouraging that AMCA is "must have" for the IAF. Here is a champion, at the highest level...
by kit
14 Nov 2019 11:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750764

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Slowly I am convinced that the slowdown is for real. But I am also hopeful because the government has indeed taken steps in the right direction. Its a government that listens, so I wont say that they are not aware (a few denial statements from some ministers aside). But yeah, economy has been the b...
by kit
14 Nov 2019 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407841

Re: Understanding the US - Again

And that sir, is not far from the truth. The US of all nations respects no rule or order onto itself. Depending on them one way or other is a sure chance to fail.
by kit
13 Nov 2019 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50039

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

When are we having the naming ceremony for all the fighter kids coming off the block ?
by kit
13 Nov 2019 08:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750764

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

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Looks like quarterly growth rate going below 5 .

Why is china still having growth rate despite global downturns ..they still have massive surplus against most other countries.
by kit
13 Nov 2019 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 898
Views: 96980

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Time for new Bollywood movies to credit India Turkish relations and "toilet" the pakis., they do like Bollywood.
by kit
12 Nov 2019 17:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 898
Views: 96980

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

What would be Turkey's interest in messing with India beyond general disdain for Kaffirs ? They are not really rolling in petro dollars nor India is Hindustan anymore. Hell, they don't even supply Oil to India nor have many Indian workers to have any leverage on us. Even ordinary Indian Muslim has ...
by kit
12 Nov 2019 15:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750764

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This article would have been true three years ago. India is already Mini Pakistan. Look at some numbers for Year 2018-19 (from Commerce Deptt): India Export to China - $ 16.8 BN. India Import from China - $ 70.3 BN > Deficit $53.5 BN India Export to ASEAN - $ 37.5 BN. India Import from ASEAN - $ 59...
by kit
12 Nov 2019 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3488
Views: 357330

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Looks like the Shiv Sena has read everything wrong. They lack of behind-the-curtains planning and overconfidence did the the party in. Congress cannot afford to support SS, they will loose muslim votes to Owaisi. What "ideology" are they going to profess the next time when they go to poll...
by kit
12 Nov 2019 08:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3488
Views: 357330

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Enjoying the show, everyone? Thingz seem to be going as my good self predicted...the dorks Uddhavan and Adityan are pretty much standing naked now....caught between the moves of Nana Farnavis Jr. and the wily old Maratha. I still wager on 'Ram' rajya (prezzie rule)....or maybe a full circle maneuve...
by kit
12 Nov 2019 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 898
Views: 96980

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

So the INC opens office in Turkey , i am wondering about their game plan., creating a sunni / shia divide ? The official Indian position is firmly in the Saudi/ UAE camp, with a professed hostility to the Turks despite initial overtures. That the Turks seem indifferent is more rooted in practicality...
by kit
11 Nov 2019 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535889

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

India doesn''t produce any high end fibre. Not Carbon fiber nor aramids nor HDPE. These are typically imported from companies like Teijin (Japan ) Tales about Midhani making carbon fibre and such like have been circulating for years. I have talked to people actually working in the company and they ...
by kit
11 Nov 2019 19:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3488
Views: 357330

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Some are saying chest pains. Safe to assume the middle path and say that the pain is between the leg and the head :mrgreen: what sort of leg pain requires three days of hospital admission twitter Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut admitted to Lilavati hospital due to complain of leg pain. He will undergo...
by kit
11 Nov 2019 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3488
Views: 357330

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Wonder how an [un] holy alliance between the SS Congress and NCP can last though, i think this could well be the beginning of the end for SS.
by kit
11 Nov 2019 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 924
Views: 212026

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Hes saying the tech works, but he wants it scaled up. The IAF I think has always mentioned the DRDO AWACS with 360 coverage as its preferred option, though the Netra had performed extremely well in combat conditions . Looks it hasn't changed its mind. Also the cost of acquisition is quite high thou...
by kit
11 Nov 2019 19:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535889

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

https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/opinion-india-needs-foreign-talent-to-indigenize-defence-equipment-11573408472457.html

Maybe he has a point, India has talent but sure can use friendly advise and consultation ... especially in jet engine development
by kit
10 Nov 2019 09:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India in Central Asia
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: India in Central Asia

https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/militancy-tajikistan-could-draw-outside-powers A Nov. 6 attack on a Tajik security checkpoint in Rudaki district near the border with Uzbekistan reportedly left at least 17 people dead, including 15 militants, a border guard and a police officer, though subseq...
by kit
10 Nov 2019 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India in Central Asia
Replies: 1
Views: 372

India in Central Asia

This region is increasingly becoming significant to Indian security and policy matters with China getting more active in this region with a background of ( islamic ) militancy and instability.
by kit
10 Nov 2019 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11985
Views: 929157

Re: Levant crisis - III

US troops come under fire from US-supported Moderate Child Beheaders using US-supplied weapons paid for by US taxpayers I dont think (even ? ) the US military contractors/suppliers really care about where they are used !! .. and paid for US taxpayer .. God knows where all those monies go :mrgreen: ...
by kit
09 Nov 2019 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4998
Views: 961717

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Thanks for your reply and your relating your experience, Saurabh ji. So my question is what now? Can we wait for home ground tools industry to mature before we try again with a new engine? That sounds too far into the future. Should we just pony up the money to the French and bring in their M88 cor...
by kit
09 Nov 2019 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 47144

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I wonder if the RWS can be computer controlled to act as CIWS against ATGM? instead of expensive APS. You would still need the detecting radar, to slew the RWS towards incoming ATGM. it will be less harmful than APS, which will explode everywhere! Is that a workable option given the response times ...
by kit
09 Nov 2019 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454703

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Kartik wrote:Rafale RB003..with the IAF roundel placed differently than on RB001 and RB002..very strange.

Image


Maybe some "unpaintable" sensors in that place ?
by kit
07 Nov 2019 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795485

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

the fighter pilots seem to be more fit though., are these chaps in the "transport" sections :mrgreen: i had a tenant who said he was mig29 fighter, he was no better. In a way this is a desk job too :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: just that the desk moves quite fast... those desks do pull 5 and 7 ...
by kit
07 Nov 2019 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797892

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Not at all. I really mean it. A modern Mig21 is a very economical mud mover. Cheap to acquire, cheap to maintain with very high availability. Imagine one built around a M88. What's wrong? If your tactics are sound, it is not easy to take down a Mig21 Bis. Why would it be easy to take down this plan...
by kit
07 Nov 2019 15:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795485

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

tandav wrote:I am disappointed... Lack of Fitness apparent from the pics from IAF. Most folks seem to have a paunch.


the fighter pilots seem to be more fit though., are these chaps in the "transport" sections :mrgreen:
by kit
05 Nov 2019 16:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750764

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The more important question is how do we become competitive. 10 years is a massive amount of time and the world will not wait around. We have to step up our game by orders of magnitude. For India 10 years is not a long time !., imagine a speed boat and an ocean liner trying to turn around.( eg for ...
by kit
05 Nov 2019 16:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750764

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The more important question is how do we become competitive. 10 years is a massive amount of time and the world will not wait around. We have to step up our game by orders of magnitude. tandav jee and other gurus here as India has declined to sign the RCEP and escaped unharmed this time , when we w...
by kit
05 Nov 2019 11:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 844
Views: 127989

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The problem comes when you look at a country and "expect" it to behave in a particular manner, let's say for example thinking Israel against Pakistan, it's not a given. It's the circumstances and objectives in a particular situation , all those treatises about winning a war without fightin...
by kit
05 Nov 2019 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1611
Views: 167872

Re: India-EU News & Analysis

Situation Naarmal in Paris: On Saturday, a large tent belonging to a local circus troupe was set on fire in the Chanteloup-les-Vignes commune 27 kilometers (17 miles) north-west of the French capital. When police and firefighters arrived at the scene they were ambushed by a group of about 30 aggres...
by kit
04 Nov 2019 23:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750764

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Background data on the historical negotiations that seems to have made no progress from an indian perspective : https://tejas.iimb.ac.in/articles/RCEP_Implications_for_Indian_Trade_&_Economy_Tejas_Dec_2017.pdf Summary : Services was the only upside with 7 service categories assigned : construct...
by kit
04 Nov 2019 21:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750764

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It looks like the differences are *not* minor in terms of the RCEP : Differences between India and some others like China still persisted on certain crucial aspects — especially in safeguard mechanism, tariffs, rules of origin and services trade — even after hard negotiations over the weekend, a so...
by kit
04 Nov 2019 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 257662

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

https://www.janes.com/article/92328/china-cuts-steel-for-pakistan-s-third-fourth-type-054a-frigates Key Points China has begun work on a third, and fourth Type 054A frigates on order for the Pakistan Navy Once inducted, the vessels could significantly enhance the service’s anti-air warfare capabili...
by kit
03 Nov 2019 21:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750764

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Is India ready for RCEP embrace? Can any one through some light on the RCEP agreement, and if it is brings good to India in the long term? The commie/socialist gang have already started a social media campaign, but I don't want them to reject them outright. Not an expert...but from whatever i read ...
by kit
01 Nov 2019 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3821
Views: 629775

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan spends over 11 billion dollars on defence. Bangladesh with a larger economy spends only 3,8 billion dollars. If Pakistan brought down the defence spending by 7,2 billion dollars, it would not even need the IMF. Actually 11 billion or even 20 billion is less for the self declared Arab super...
by kit
01 Nov 2019 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157022

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

It is not the technology or design that is making the vendors nervous. It is only 49% ownership in the joint venture with 100% liability for any slippages that is the root cause.I think we need to negotiate with the French for 3 additional scorpenes (with installation of our indigenous AIP) as a st...
by kit
31 Oct 2019 09:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bridging the cultural "Divides" in Asia
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Bridging the cultural "Divides" in Asia

It has been quite often pointed out that the "indian" and chinese cultures are different and as two different civilisations.As two of the ancient civilsations in existence there are more similarities between them than a divide. Their origins philosophy are almost the same and the same teac...
by kit
31 Oct 2019 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 918
Views: 147524

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

There is nothing more powerful show of force projection that a carrier battle group on earth. It is a statement of power projection and if India s defence planners feel that India needs to bring the fight to an enemy shore then what else is an option. In India's case the quest for aircraft carriers ...

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