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by kit
21 Sep 2019 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1948
Views: 428016

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Yes, it is 7K tons for goodness sakes! The Rajput is still classified as a destroyer at 4.5K tons. The P-17A is a DDG in all but name. We do not need a new destroyer class in the P-15B weight class that is only marginally bigger. Our next destroyer class should be in the 10K tons range or cruiser-s...
by kit
21 Sep 2019 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1948
Views: 428016

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

One in Vishakhapatnam seems like a foregone conclusion , as the Navy intends 3 CBGs
by kit
21 Sep 2019 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3591
Views: 569952

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://www.thefridaytimes.com/who-is-to-blame-for-pakistans-economic-woes/ Last week, Prime Minister Imran Khan in an interview with Al Jazeerah said that India was pushing Pakistan towards economic bankruptcy. :rotfl: Ideally pakistan should be a client state of India like Bhutan or Nepal , its t...
by kit
21 Sep 2019 03:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2721
Views: 404144

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Mort Walker wrote:Here we go. This is what Howdy Modi is about. Tellurium is one of 3 sponsors of the event.

Report: Tellurian to sign $2.5 billion deal with India's Petronet LNG


as business as usual :mrgreen:
by kit
21 Sep 2019 03:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2721
Views: 404144

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

My biggest concern is that Trump (being a tone-deaf moron focused entirely on aggrandizing self-promotion) will come to the event stage and blurt out some sentence with the words "Cash-mere... Paggy-Stan...Mediation". This is exactly what I told a friend of mine who will be attending the ...
by kit
20 Sep 2019 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1066
Views: 303191

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

interesting quote below

" Last time we saw a screengrab of the FCR screen which although shouldn't have been revealed, yet it shows better results than the EL/M 2052 in terms of detection & tracking of a Tejas like target. " 8)
by kit
19 Sep 2019 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1686
Views: 429497

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Sigh. Not such a great bit of news. I was hoping DRDO would work on a XRSAM with radars >> more powerful than the PESA systems on the S-400. The Russians themselves are planning to move to AESA for the S-500. Anyways, I hope we get some select TOT like high-power seekers and missile guidance/propel...
by kit
18 Sep 2019 21:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3285
Views: 709548

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

Advanced LPI radars does precisely that , they are hard to detect even at those ranges.I dont know how much of LPI tech goes into Russian radars but the F22 AESA ( APG 77 ) is 22 KW LPI radar and ranges out to more than 400 km with the new GaN modules, the APG 81 is a further development. The more ...
by kit
18 Sep 2019 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2721
Views: 404144

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^This is the reason for the PM’s visit to Houston. Any oil and gas deal with the US will be worth billions each year over many years. India needs cheap energy to achieve high growth rates and it’s not going to come from wind mills and solar farms because the numbers simply don’t add up. i guess i...
by kit
17 Sep 2019 04:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3285
Views: 709548

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

The Japanese XF9-1 is supposed to generate 180kw per engine. And next gen engines all are being designed to generate more electric power due to increase in need for radar and ew systems. Even the Russian Ibris radar, which is a monster, pumps out only 5-6KW! 20KW is a waste of power. There is no po...
by kit
17 Sep 2019 02:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350760

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The rise of the Indian nationalist right has coincided, more or less, with the rise of the nationalist right in many other countries, notably in the european continent, turkey and most recently in the US. India's confused and disorganized freedom movement had little to do with the britshits leaving...
by kit
16 Sep 2019 03:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684952

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

A_Guptaji, +1. I am seeing a common pattern in auto sector, agriculture,real estate etc. I am beginning to believe that Credit crisis is the primary reason for the slowdown and has been working against the economic activity for a while now. I am going to look to understand this NBFC led credit cris...
by kit
16 Sep 2019 03:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684952

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I am no economist nor do understand it very well. Just a statement- may be stupid in its content. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_vehicles_per_capita USA 811/1000 population Japan 615/1000 Germany 561/1000 UK 470/1000 European union 543/1000 India 22/1000 http://statisticstimes.c...
by kit
15 Sep 2019 14:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2721
Views: 404144

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/trump-confirms-killing-of-osama-bin-ladens-son-hamza-putting-spotlight-on-pakistan/articleshow/71129369.cms While the White House statement did not go into precise details of how he was eliminated, accounts that first surfaced on social media claim...
by kit
15 Sep 2019 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3944
Views: 751695

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

There is another reason why China will never wage an open war against any country having decent combat capability for eg. Japan, Russia, India or even vietnam or phillipines. This is because they absolutely hate to "Lose Face" . In this matter China is very similar to its close friend Pak...
by kit
14 Sep 2019 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576328

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Are there any updates for the DRDO AWACS ? .. apparently suggestions were to standardize the AWACS fleet on them ? Netras being some kind of "stop gap" solution https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/ain30_fullwidth_large/public/2019_aero_india_159.jpg?itok=yacgVRYH https://w...
by kit
13 Sep 2019 00:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 597653

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/russias-pivot-asia-economic-attraction-lags-behind-hard-power-far-east-eef-putin-china-india Chinese money is not rushing to the Russian Far East partly because Russia is not a developing country where Chinese companies can exploit natural resources with relat...
by kit
12 Sep 2019 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3031
Views: 576328

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I do think IAF has the two phalcons in sight. With that they are comfortable. I presume they will worry about remaining things when those get delivered. Having 5 AWACS and 3 AEW units is pretty decent. looks like the case of being "top heavy" .. how does IAF take care of attrition in a dr...
by kit
12 Sep 2019 14:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684952

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The fact you mention "global standards", you accept that there is another standard: that is an Indian standard. So, what is good for the global one may not be good for the Indian. On the flip side, it just may be good. What I have heard/read is that the "Indian standard" needs t...
by kit
12 Sep 2019 14:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684952

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://player.fm/series/steve-forbes-whats-ahead/s1e24-why-gdp-fails-to-accurately-measure-economic-health-mark-skousen While analysts traditionally look to gross domestic product (GDP) as the ultimate economic indicator, Skousen argues that its narrow focus obfuscates the real drivers of growth. ...
by kit
10 Sep 2019 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4407
Views: 473905

Re: Internal Security Watch

Google Amnesty India, and you will get a warbled and hyped account, wonder whether they use Google analytics for "alternative facts"
by kit
10 Sep 2019 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4407
Views: 473905

Re: Internal Security Watch

https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/amnesty-india-exposed-details-of-kashmir-for-profit-projects-accessed If you thought that Amnesty India is essentially working towards upholding human rights values, then think again after Republic TV’s two-part investigation. We are calling it ...
by kit
09 Sep 2019 00:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684952

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.india-briefing.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/IB-2017-11-issue_page6_India%E2%80%99s-Free-Trade-Agreements.jpg As i suspected the chart shows India has an FTA with Vietnam enabling China to bypass any economic theat by India to curtail exports, besides manufacturing transfers to Vi...
by kit
06 Sep 2019 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317618

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

This must be a joke :mrgreen: https://zeenews.india.com/world/russia-offers-joint-development-of-submarines-with-india-2232291.html Russia, however, did not offer fifth-generation fighter Su-57 that was showcased at MAKS airshow. A Russian government source said, "We are not offering it to anyo...
by kit
05 Sep 2019 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317618

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

The Russians ( including Ru AF) consider the PAK-FA as a stepping stone to a 6th Gen Russian fighter bomber ( more close to American 5th Gen) and are not likely to commit to it in any significant way unless they have significant exports, read India., China will access that tech in some way but not i...
by kit
05 Sep 2019 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317618

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

So what were the real objections of IAF for dropping out of PAKFA development? if i remember right, the Russians were not quite open in sharing the technology and i think an IAF team came back empty-handed without having any access to the aircraft, the Indians were just relegated to money providers...
by kit
04 Sep 2019 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244879

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Looks increasingly likely that the Indian Army is poised to give a bloody eye to PA, more like a buffed up lean and mean force build-up that will strike deep into Pakistan, no half measures this time. POK is Indian territory period.
by kit
04 Sep 2019 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 902
Views: 234374

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

http://defencenews.in/article/Pakistan-To-Buy-Mirage-Fighter-Jets-From-Egypt-Amid-Rising-Tensions-With-India-586905 The Mirage V jets posses helmet-mounted display, effective night strike capabilities and mission pods. Pakistan will be upgrading a few of these aircraft before deploying them into se...
by kit
04 Sep 2019 04:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503252

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

This would be a hypothetical question , Would a HAL/DRDO combine be able to develop a new variant of the Su 30 MKI, building on whatever knowledge gained with support from the Russians? Granted they have their Su 35, but i was looking at HALs tech ( they were able to do something similar in helicop...
by kit
03 Sep 2019 19:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503252

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

This would be a hypothetical question , Would a HAL/DRDO combine be able to develop a new variant of the Su 30 MKI, building on whatever knowledge gained with support from the Russians? Granted they have their Su 35, but i was looking at HALs tech ( they were able to do something similar in helicopt...
by kit
03 Sep 2019 18:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684952

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

When China is growing at 6.2% amid trade war and we slump to 5% (5!), the government has to admit that it has really screwed up big time. I am an avid Modi supporter, but now i dont know whether the Congress' profligacy was worse or BJP's extreme obsession with fiscal prudence is worse. Taxing ever...
by kit
02 Sep 2019 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 98314

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Not exactly the best source India Next Generation S5 Ballistic Missile Submarine Leaked http://idrw.org/india-next-generation-s5-ballistic-missile-submarine-leaked/#more-209159 S5 will be first in lead class next generation Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine which will have a surface displacement o...
by kit
02 Sep 2019 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1948
Views: 428016

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Those are the best examples for White elephants !! IN Chief says we need carriers in alarming tone. https://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/china-planning-10-aircraft-carriers-we-need-at-least-3-navy-chief/amp_articleshow/70864740.cms NEW DELHI: Raising an alarm over the ongoing expansion of the Ch...
by kit
30 Aug 2019 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3591
Views: 569952

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Not sure where to put this .. but worth a laugh :(( TRiZBZGEYlA In a bizarre incident, Pakistani Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed got an electric shock while addressing a gathering on Friday.In a video which has gone viral on social media, Rashid while addressing the gathering says “hum tumhari ...
by kit
30 Aug 2019 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220885

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

+72. This is the print article on RBI https://theprint.in/opinion/central-banks-like-rbi-tend-to-build-an-empire-sometimes-at-the-cost-of-public-interest/283129/ (Looks like Coupta got some chabi or trying to create a modicum of balance now for a reason & to be used later) On the forex-rupee re...
by kit
29 Aug 2019 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220885

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

They really haven't understood Modi ji if they thought 2.0 will be similar to 1.0. They also include Pakis and Chinese. in 1.0, Modi was like a duck on a leisurely swim, appearing calm outwardly and on the surface but all the while paddling furiously underneath. The congis/commies/naxals didn't see...
by kit
29 Aug 2019 21:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4407
Views: 473905

Re: Internal Security Watch

Alert sounded as intel says Pak-trained commandoes entering Kutch So it is two terror threats in a matter of two weeks. But with commandos landing and then moving into interior parts of India may not be a possibility. Their targets would then be local (to the area of landing). Sachin Saar, a Globem...
by kit
29 Aug 2019 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220885

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Basically last five years RBI was with holding funds from govt. The average transfer was 0.5 lakh crores. This time it was 1.76 lakh crores. i.e. greater than 3X average. What gives? Essentially RBI and coterie were hiding this money for RaGa to give away once he came back to power. He would have r...
by kit
26 Aug 2019 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4407
Views: 473905

Re: Internal Security Watch

In 3-5 years time, Huawei will be flowing with new blood. After we survive the most critical moment in history, a new army would be born. To do what? Dominate the world.

Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei

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