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by kit
22 Jun 2021 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1515
Views: 448671

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

So the go around the negative imports list is to order token amounts and wait till a threat perception comes up and then use emergency purchase options to buy whatever they want. Nice.
Now if that is not treasonous i don't know what is
by kit
21 Jun 2021 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1515
Views: 448671

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Should the OFBs be headed or managed by ex army people? .. would this be a conflict of interest
by kit
20 Jun 2021 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1483
Views: 381856

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

unless someone comes up with a BMP 2 chassis mated to a T72 gun and slap on armour panels and call it a light MBT !
by kit
20 Jun 2021 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1515
Views: 448671

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

looks the the "emergency" necessity requirement can very well stymie any indigenous development. https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/defence/story/20210628-the-gun-battle-inside-south-block-1816231-2021-06-18 Earlier this year, as a nine-month standoff with China eased off in eastern Ladakh...
by kit
19 Jun 2021 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5940
Views: 903455

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax Another article: Bezos, Buffett, Bloomberg, Musk, Icahn and Soros...
by kit
15 Jun 2021 19:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4834
Views: 529391

Re: Deterrence

India exists in a state of duality. It simultaneously produces tons of fissile material that it does not need or more implicitly, illegally produced. Simultaneously it is too stupid to produce weapons from the same material and always lags behind Pakistan not to speak of China in terms of warheads....
by kit
15 Jun 2021 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4367
Views: 1337067

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

i am starting to appreciate grainy pictures now :lol: ., just like girl skirts !!
by kit
15 Jun 2021 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4834
Views: 529391

Re: Deterrence

There is a reason for Indias confidence :mrgreen: http://fissilematerials.org/countries/india.html#:~:text=India%27s%20stockpile%20of%20fissile%20materials,produce%20fissile%20materials%20for%20weapons. The HEU produced by India is assumed to be enriched to between 30 percent and 45 percent uranium-...
by kit
15 Jun 2021 17:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4834
Views: 529391

Re: Deterrence

I am always amazed at such articles. No one knows what is the reprocessing rate to produce fissile material in India. No one knows exactly what is the efficiency of Indian bomb design. No one knows out of the various designs tested, what design is being used or how many of each type are/have been p...
by kit
15 Jun 2021 16:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion
Replies: 1374
Views: 148769

Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

Could anybody in the know please comment on this, I am a lay person and do not quite understand the article. Commercially viable electricity from nuclear fusion a step closer thanks to British breakthrough https://news.sky.com/story/commercially-viable-electricity-from-nuclear-fusion-a-step-closer-...
by kit
15 Jun 2021 16:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion
Replies: 1374
Views: 148769

Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

TWITTER @Sjha1618 BTW, India's DAE held off on moving forward with the Jaitapur project all these years, because they wanted to first observe the performance of Taishan-I which is the first Framatome EPR to come online anywhere in the world. Jaitapur will host the same design. https://twitter.com/S...
by kit
15 Jun 2021 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021
Replies: 159
Views: 44998

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021

IN definitely needs the P 18s., look at what the US Admiral is looking for in the new class of destroyers and why they need it to replace the Zumvalts https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2020/10/13/the-us-navy-is-eyeing-a-next-generation-destroyer-from-a-new-design/ “I don’t want to build a monstrosit...
by kit
13 Jun 2021 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5729
Views: 1032233

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The American establishment seems to be conflicted between two contradictory goals. While their hostility to the BJP was always thinly disguised, there is an unprecedented urgency to topple the Modi government especially after the revocation of Article 370, Ram Janmabhoomi case and CAA. The COVID se...
by kit
11 Jun 2021 03:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)
Replies: 103
Views: 14859

Re: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)

VinodTK and kit, Why do you think that such a stink is being raised in Chindu and Kerala about LDW? I think i can answer this. Kerala under the commies (the commies are now the de facto Muslim party ever since the CM Pinarayi s daughter married a Muslim guy) ., is undergoing a radical transformatio...
by kit
09 Jun 2021 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)
Replies: 103
Views: 14859

Re: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)

Indeed, with the chinese making inroads to as far as Sri lanka the island chains should become fortresses protecting the mainland against any enemy by land /air/sea/ especially underwater. There should be enough capability for force projection into the South China Sea and to the middle east and Afr...
by kit
09 Jun 2021 19:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)
Replies: 103
Views: 14859

Re: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)

I have always viewed (imagine) ANC and LDW as two stationary aircraft carrier groups (unsinkable). ANC can be viewed as a large carrier group and LDW as a smaller carrier group, positioned is strategic locations by nature. Hope the powers to be will leverage them accordingly. Indeed, with the chine...
by kit
08 Jun 2021 23:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4962
Views: 577841

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Indian variant is called Delta variant not "indian"
by kit
08 Jun 2021 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021
Replies: 159
Views: 44998

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021

what stopped us from doing a similar thing, like getting retired russki specialists on payment to help us resolve many outstanding issues. Did we not have the testimonials or was it the empire building crab mentality that we so often and so easily explained away in dharmic terms....... We won’t bec...
by kit
08 Jun 2021 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1312
Views: 290206

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

kit, when does it stop? In another 20 years, we will repeat this. And believe me, this will not be the last tech import. What stops a future govt - BJP or Congress - to scrap the no-import list? the only way it will is a national policy and or a strong private sector keen on exports., they need to ...
by kit
08 Jun 2021 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1312
Views: 290206

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Maybe you are right on this. Which again has us acting differently than other nations who have the exact same aspirations for self-sufficiency that we do. Yeah, I fear with you that we will be doing the same thing again the P-75I. Once and done payment for production onlee. Any Rakshak who remember...
by kit
08 Jun 2021 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1312
Views: 290206

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

May i just put it this way., there is no incentive for a PSU to fully implement "indigenisation" even if offered on a platter., i am tempted to think the private sector would have done a much better job. Period. The South Koreans did a better job because the pvt sector is involved., same f...
by kit
07 Jun 2021 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1312
Views: 290206

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

For those who think the Scorpenes can be just built off the line in MD., keep in mind it's only the hull and fabrication and a few stuffs that is indigenous, all the rest are imported., almost like buying new subs (only more expensive!)., compare to chinks who have an entire supplier base to keep th...
by kit
07 Jun 2021 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1759
Views: 302011

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Are the Pakis training the Hamas and the Iranians supplying them with weaponry., nice arrangement
by kit
05 Jun 2021 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1483
Views: 381856

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Would be interesting to find how the RFI and future tank specs are actually formulated...certainly not from brochures ., or ??!!
by kit
31 May 2021 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5761
Views: 1209857

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

sanjaykumar wrote:It would be irresponsible for Taiwan not to have a bomb in the basement. Stop the charade.


Indeed, if porkies can get green painted mijjiles and nukes from China, it's high time India gave the Taiwanese nukes in exchange for semiconductor tech
by kit
30 May 2021 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5940
Views: 903455

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Kaivalya wrote:Shudder to think about implications:

Pilots used exam prep sites to create flashcards with sensitive material information

https://news.yahoo.com/nuclear-flash-ca ... 18744.html

:shock: :shock: :shock:


Who needs the CIA when you have Google :rotfl:
by kit
30 May 2021 17:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)
Replies: 103
Views: 14859

Re: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)

But simply throwing out native islanders from their homes and land handing it over not for national security reasons,but supposedly for "tourism",according to the whims and fancies of Pol Pot Patel's bum-chum developers is scandalous,criminal and equivalent to barefaced brigandry .This ha...
by kit
30 May 2021 17:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1483
Views: 381856

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

why not have AI augmented sensors do threat perceptions and targeting options (networked with other vehicles and attack helps), would do a better job than a third person. The future battlefield is less manpower and more sensors and AI enabled hardware When it comes to technology, I take the cautiou...
by kit
29 May 2021 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1483
Views: 381856

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Given the complexities of the modern battel field it may not be possible to reduce the size of the crew to below 3. Driver might be removed. But you will still need to add someone to manage surveillance, electronic warfare and battle management and provide security. . Driver looks right, the turret...
by kit
29 May 2021 17:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 163
Views: 48534

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

Indeed in the early 90s the Chinese FM had said that it's better to export a single plane than a million shirts !!
by kit
28 May 2021 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 163
Views: 48534

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

So add to the motly mix of TEDBF . LCA mk 2, AMCA,ORCA etc ?

Anything stealthy and single engined in Indias context would need to be the unmanned AURA rather than another single engine stealth design ., and not to have too many programs and fail or delayed at best !!
by kit
28 May 2021 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2454
Views: 468099

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Will add more info when I get some time This vid was uploaded a few hours ago HtRQ8CVBD-0 the factory in a box is quite intriguing and interesting., just for example think such a factory being on orbit or the moon., Not too farfetched to think of scenarios of a full-blown space-based arsenals!
by kit
26 May 2021 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4962
Views: 577841

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

No wonder this union minister is not capable of thinking outside the box and ever do anything about rampant issues in the medical industry. Hiding behind the garb of medical workers. IMA continues to bully Baba Ramdev, now sues him for Rs 1,000 crore over his statements on Allopathic medicine https...
by kit
26 May 2021 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5761
Views: 1209857

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

https://www.9news.com.au/national/china-australia-tensions-us-military-plans-to-stockpile-weapons-northern-territory/101f6ab2-991e-4af8-ae1f-71416e63a887 https://imageresizer.static9.net.au/_re_h4p-jlWvCs8pmyXrfIBjS7U=/1600x0/https%3A%2F%2Fprod.static9.net.au%2Ffs%2Fb9f747b1-5552-435b-bb87-004563d1...
by kit
26 May 2021 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1712
Views: 241838

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nepal-president-dissolves-parliament-new-election-november-2021-05-22/ Nepal plunged into fresh political turmoil on Saturday as President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved parliament and fixed general elections in November amid a worsening COVID-19 outbreak ....
by kit
25 May 2021 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2537
Views: 605831

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/iran-unveils-gaza-uav If Iran is progressing on UAvs like this, what are we really doing? OR is it chinese drone showcased as their own? like their 5th gen fighter ? i would take their UAV news with a bit of salt., the iranians seem to pro in their dum...
by kit
24 May 2021 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3724
Views: 838886

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

https://theaviationist.com/2021/04/04/the-israeli-air-force-officially-introduces-the-oron-a-highly-modified-g550-with-unprecedented-isr-capabilities/ https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EyJXBCdWQAkFaXt?format=jpg&name=medium INTRODUCING.... our newest intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance ai...
by kit
23 May 2021 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1759
Views: 302011

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Its a fallacy to believe Iran will stop pursuing weapons of mass destruction once the sanctions are lifted, if anything they will use the billions of dollars/euros flowing into their economy to modernize their military and further speed up nuclear weapons development . At some point Israel will be ...

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