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by kit
13 Apr 2021 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2829
Views: 699712

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Plij do watch this add from Shan masala. it features a chini couple ... How come this idea of reaching the hearts of their Indian sisters through their stomachs, never occurred to those British women? It's a deep mystery :P . Well it all happened !., the "history" books never taught us th...
by kit
12 Apr 2021 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5342
Views: 932793

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Of particular interest would be the access to indian naval facilities and staying near sensitive installation s citing "freedom of passage" what if this was near 100 miles off a strategic submarine base ?
by kit
11 Apr 2021 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1239
Views: 266627

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Not just Exide, HBL and possibly Amara Raja too. HBL won the last couple of tenders iirc. Certainly High Energy Batteries Ltd, for sure. It has been supplying the IN for a long time and are pioneering. Other than Li battery management tech, the newer subs could benefit from pump jet propulsion for ...
by kit
11 Apr 2021 13:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chimerica
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Chimerica

Resuscitating a topic that is increasingly becoming relevant. , my original post was in 2019 but then Trump put a spanner into this development https://www.elheraldodecusco.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Chimerica.jpg https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/bipolar-disorder-austra...
by kit
11 Apr 2021 12:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 920847

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Philip wrote:Now watch the Chins following the US action in the future! With friends like the US,who needs enemies?

Indeed being its "friend" is probably worse than the enemy !!
by kit
11 Apr 2021 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5342
Views: 932793

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The chinese full-body orifice examination of the US diplomats seems to be the right way in dealing with these racist "woke" US oiseaules that want to bring freedom and democracy to the world. Never thought i would say this , but seems like we will cheer the chinese when they do the fonops...
by kit
10 Apr 2021 23:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 920847

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Why should that be an alternative? At the end of the day there are only Camps - Russia-China China-Russia v/s US-UK-France. Non Aligned or independent path (without the assured umbrella/safety of UN veto) is a non-practical path and hence not an option. well india can have its camp too ., it has it...
by kit
10 Apr 2021 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5798
Views: 837629

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.thequint.com/news/india/dont-need-indias-consent-us-on-navigation-rights-off-lakshadwep The US has already revealed in the past that it won't let India impose a blockade in the Indian ocean, in case of a major indo-china war. The blockade is a tool that prevents China from engaging in m...
by kit
10 Apr 2021 17:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 920847

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Something for all of us to remember and periodically refresh in the collective memory: "It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" - Henry Kissinger. Truer words haven't been spoken. And thats why India needs to keep the catspaw america at arm's length...
by kit
10 Apr 2021 01:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5798
Views: 837629

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.thequint.com/news/india/dont-need-indias-consent-us-on-navigation-rights-off-lakshadwep Earlier on Friday, the US had announced Freedom of Navigation Operation in Indian waters off Lakshadweep Islands. The US Navy said that it carried out a Freedom of Navigation Operation inside India's...
by kit
09 Apr 2021 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1239
Views: 266627

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

darshhan wrote:By the way how does the kilo fare against scorpene in terms of performance especially acoustic profile?


https://malaysiamilitarypower.blogspot.com/2013/06/kilo-and-scorpene-difference-in.html
by kit
07 Apr 2021 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2777
Views: 418378

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

I think this is true reg Su57 " Patent documents show that the radar reflection area (RCS value) of the Su-57 is approximately between 1 square meter and 0.1 square meter." 0.5 had been quoted before in some articles. Well the IAF was not impressed anyway. For comparison a clean Rafale has...
by kit
07 Apr 2021 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3992
Views: 845174

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

..Another point, can the MKI theoretically carry the Kinzhal hyper- AAM? Philip sir, is the Kinzhal an AAM? I thought it was a hypersonic ALBM.. Kh-47M2 Kinzhal ("dagger") is a Russian nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM). It has a claimed range of more than 2,000 km. It ...
by kit
06 Apr 2021 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2829
Views: 699712

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

the pakis seem to be getting a grammatical erection over the usage of the word "geoeconomics" what does it even mean Chetak saar ^ Pesh-a-kidmat Pakistan’s Geoeconomic Delusions The country says it wants to pivot from hard power to economic power, but its economy begs to differ. Geoeconom...
by kit
06 Apr 2021 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1582
Views: 298788

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

I believe cost considerations and priorities. The current ATV project is doing well - though they aren't attack boats but nonetheless enough deterrence and range for our primary area of responsibility and function. . However from a pure economic perspective, maybe this makes sense? Defense/military...
by kit
06 Apr 2021 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1582
Views: 298788

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

He said IAC3 - Probably there are design changes, more like a multipurpose carrier. Correct on the P75I interpretation. FWIW, the ATV3 is still in limbo because the AIP is performing exceptionally well in testing. This is all I have from him... why would be the ATV 3 be in limbo because the AIP is ...
by kit
05 Apr 2021 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3391
Views: 350186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.mediapart.fr/en/journal/international/040421/sale-french-rafale-jet-fighters-india-how-state-scandal-was-buried?_locale=en&onglet=full Mediapart can reveal that, alongside this controversial deal, Dassault also agreed to pay one million euros to a middleman who is now under investig...
by kit
05 Apr 2021 13:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5667
Views: 1140450

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

https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2021/04/02/2003754939


The US is undertaking “strategic planning” with ally Australia to consider potential joint responses to a war over Taiwan, US President Joe Biden’s top diplomat in Canberra said yesterday.
by kit
05 Apr 2021 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2192
Views: 300120

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

I think it should be put into perspective that the IAC 2 is delayed rather than cancelled !!
by kit
05 Apr 2021 01:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 654
Views: 133946

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

GOI's disinterest in the fab semicon chain has been disheartening. They really need to get the right people - actual business folks involved in semicon ops to break the impasse. The usual babugiri file passing, promised tax cuts etc has not helped. There is still hope though, in recent days, have s...
by kit
04 Apr 2021 16:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5667
Views: 1140450

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

https://medium.com/@giant_cheng/what-is-the-name-of-chinese-secret-services-b88d5a33c21c There needs to be a good discussion on the Chinese intelligence agencies and their operations inside India. , it is likely that China is focussing on internal subterfuge, political interference, espionage and c...
by kit
04 Apr 2021 16:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5173
Views: 811942

Re: Internal Security Watch

Sunday Ambush of Security forces in Sukma district Chattisgarh by Naxals has resulted in 22 deaths of CRPF? jawans. Points to a high level of training, motivation and C3IR to achieve this level of success amongst Naxalites. https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/bodies-of-17-jawa...
by kit
04 Apr 2021 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1786
Views: 365721

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1377152936275369990 The 3rd Aircraft Carrier, INS Vishal (IAC-2) is not only essential, it will also likely see service earlier than expected. This view is not shared by some. But IN's global vision appears more congruent with the overall strategic aspirations of t...
by kit
03 Apr 2021 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 569
Views: 150477

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Being optimistic of realizing CATS and AURA/GHATAK by 2030, Can Gurus here compare possibility of using MWF/ORCA instead of AMCA to accomplish same mission objectives planned for AMCA. Above all, 5th Gen is not just about stealth... It is the integrated sensors, data fusion, networked warfare and a...
by kit
03 Apr 2021 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 569
Views: 150477

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

When policies and priorities meet actual conflict scenarios., decisions will be made and faster. A "Himalayan conflict" would prioritize AMCA and the T Mk2 Chinese "sub conflict" scenarios in IOR ; noises over Taiwan etc would point toward a naval TEDBF /naval AMCA But all these ...
by kit
03 Apr 2021 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1786
Views: 365721

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1377152936275369990 The 3rd Aircraft Carrier, INS Vishal (IAC-2) is not only essential, it will also likely see service earlier than expected. This view is not shared by some. But IN's global vision appears more congruent with the overall strategic aspirations of t...
by kit
02 Apr 2021 23:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1600
Views: 292158

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

India can take this to another level with quid pro deals - Akash, Tejas,.... Indeed whatever uncle Sam did there is an opportunity for India to do the same. They can potentially increase purchases of commodities, weaponry and provide increased access to professionals. The artificially increased pet...
by kit
02 Apr 2021 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2829
Views: 699712

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

[quote="Atmavik"]Target practice on pakis at LOC. looks like the good old IFG was used in direct fire mode. no wonder the pakis asked for a cease fire. ancient weapon !.. still in service ?! kind of reminds you of those diwali rockets where everyone scurries off after being lit :mrgreen: ....
by kit
02 Apr 2021 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2829
Views: 699712

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

I think we should all lose focus on the pukis, they are not. Worth even the bandwidth , as regards trade and whatever forget they even exist ! . Time better to focus on getting India upto speed wrt to the "developed" nations and on the national well being . Pakis will be that basket case n...
by kit
01 Apr 2021 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 397313

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Rakesh wrote:Oh my! This one is too good :lol: Let's see who all gets this!

https://twitter.com/Mave_Intel/status/1 ... 68965?s=20 ---> India to procure one squadron of Su-57 from Russia. Weird choice to be honest. Su-35 would be better.


Someone had an April one idea :mrgreen:
by kit
31 Mar 2021 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2829
Views: 699712

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

No economic interactions with Pakistan till they return POK.
by kit
30 Mar 2021 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4506
Views: 860750

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

https://m.timesofindia.com/city/ahmedabad/quantum-leap-for-hack-proof-communication-recorded-by-isro-sac/amp_articleshow/81740670.cms Interestingly I was laughed at in this very forum 6 months back when I asked for the status of quantum communication technology in India! What I feel is there is a b...
by kit
28 Mar 2021 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5798
Views: 837629

Re: Understanding the US - Again

[quote="chetak"]This is one screwed up woke society with a highly developed ability to fool itself

factually arabic but morally white: what does it even mean


Any Arab/M living in America., takes a bit of morals to be in khan land :mrgreen:
by kit
28 Mar 2021 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5173
Views: 811942

Re: Internal Security Watch

Only rich countries like India can afford to allow such terrorists to perennially cause damages worth thousands of crores. Rakesh Tikait threatens to cut off electricity in 16 states if Centre does not reconsider farm laws https://www.opindia.com/2021/03/rakesh-tikait-electricity-cut-off-farm-laws/...
by kit
28 Mar 2021 16:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2633
Views: 315929

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Just a few days ago several Hindu temples were destroyed in Bangladesh by the jihadists... which has been going on continuously since 1947. By visiting the famous Jeshoreswari Kali Temple Modiji has sent a powerful message to the whole world, and expressed his solidarity with the Bangladeshi minori...
by kit
28 Mar 2021 04:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5667
Views: 1140450

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

India must have a bigger worldview. Perhaps there could be fireworks on POK while China is preoccupied with Taiwan? If you’re not a part of the problem, you will not be a part of the solution either. Not just fireworks., but a strategy needs to be evolved with likeminded countries in containing the...
by kit
27 Mar 2021 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2829
Views: 699712

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

...very strangely, the pakis somehow think that they are in the driver's seat...when they don't even have a car You just dissed all those paki-origin uber drivers in al saudia ("best safe drivers ever!") and im-duh-dim, the chief uber driver. not much to talk about their aeroplane "p...
by kit
27 Mar 2021 18:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5667
Views: 1140450

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

IMO if China actually attacks Taiwan, India should stay out of it... It is not our fight... India should enter a fight only if we or one of our neighbours are directly threatened... Actually, India might be involved if the US overtly gets into the fight and things turn ugly .That time would be a go...

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