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by pandyan
17 Oct 2020 10:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3823
Views: 695560

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Looks like we missed this Train 18 news. Whoever filed a false complaint ...will they face any music? It is confusing why they are going after Mr. Shubhranshu with a fresh case. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1317055548714405888 W.r.t the Train-18 ICF investigation: The CVC in a note said the c...
by pandyan
14 Oct 2020 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081970

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

:rotfl: no concept of enjoying the moment?? why not throw in transonic acceleration?
by pandyan
14 Oct 2020 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081970

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

Graceful moves by Tejas! So effortless.

Kartik saar - in general, when shooting events like these, there needs to be 3-4 cameras (or more) focusing on different subjects and mixing is done from these live feeds. No idea of DD does these....
by pandyan
07 Oct 2020 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2301
Views: 370906

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Shiv saar's insights. it makes a lot of sense. https://twitter.com/bennedose/status/1313489762666319873 "Here's a real concern I want to voice. If PLA men sit comfortably in warm oxygen rich barracks while our men freeze on the heights - by next spring the Chinese will be fresh and our forces w...
by pandyan
07 Oct 2020 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2301
Views: 370906

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U89FKElYvrc Lt. Gen. Kulkarni explains mountain warfare in some detail. Read & listen v.carefully. This is 1 of 5-7 best experts worldwide. Disregard critics. Not even one guy who prattles "War is too important to be left to generals," has ever won a wa...
by pandyan
07 Oct 2020 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081970

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

well said saar. HAL contract includes several years of parts supply and maintenance. This article talks about manufacturing evolution in the Tejas line. (2019-02 article by IR and NR). Even though article is about MK2 - it gives an idea of direction in which HAL and ADA are moving. http://delhidefen...
by pandyan
29 Sep 2020 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2301
Views: 370906

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Incredible people of Todnam village, Pin Valley, Spiti - this is how winter looks in Ladakh. Love the human touch in these travel videos by India In Motion. ERf6nMG3Gzw This is a story very close to my heart. The story of a village that gave me refuge after a snowstorm. The story of a family that to...
by pandyan
30 Aug 2020 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3472
Views: 721905

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

government to government deals are relatively clean. Parrikarji did mention that there is a lot of effort and help needed by manufacturers to sell their wares. He was of the opinion that we should allow representatives and the commission etc. should be included and mentioned in the contract. (i am p...
by pandyan
30 Aug 2020 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3472
Views: 721905

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Train 18 is also the same story. Someone accused someone of doing something. We have no idea what the outcome was, whether allegations of corruption were true. However, the train 18 got delayed like forever. The problem is there is no punishment for people who raise bogus allegations and disrupt the...
by pandyan
30 Aug 2020 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 28
Views: 5740

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

saar - when the new broke out, it was mentioned that navy pilots regularly train with IAF and they are infact familiar with the area in the NE.
by pandyan
24 Aug 2020 09:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7957
Views: 1054581

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Dalrymple’s success may carry a whiff of colonial advantage, but he maintains a sober perspective about his status in India. “I’m amazed that people allow me to function and read me as widely as they do, given British history in India. If you have even a measure of sensitivity, people are amazingly...
by pandyan
24 Aug 2020 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7957
Views: 1054581

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

one of his ancestors is Alexander Dalrymple, cartographer to the East India Company. https://amp.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/william-dalrymple-on-why-britain-shouldn-t-be-speaking-nostalgically-about-empires-amid-brexit-1.914070 Writer in residence: William Dalrymple opens the doors to his De...
by pandyan
17 Aug 2020 06:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 837
Views: 174750

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

don't worry saar. after summer, winter and monsoon trials and 13 major and 24 minor modifications later, it will not even resemble a rifle. It appears to me OFB has jumped the quality perception "issues", however, organizational memory (on both sides) is too hard to erase. The other option...
by pandyan
14 Aug 2020 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4307
Views: 739065

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

Folks one of our Inida based members is going to have a Facebook session/webinar with DRDO chief. Please put your top 5 questions here so he can collate and get answers for you. Please no long paragraph questions as time is limited. Eg. Question when is Dhruvastra going to be integrated with LCH? S...
by pandyan
10 Aug 2020 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66066

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

On the topic of ahimsa and ashoka. True indology on twitter: https://twitter.com/TIinExile/status/1292135149761490945 When Ashoka became Buddhist: 4th year of his rule. When he invaded Kalinga: 8th year. Ashoka was a BUDDHIST when he waged Kalinga war. After war,he killεd 18,000 Non-Buddhists who al...
by pandyan
10 Aug 2020 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4307
Views: 739065

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

Cross posting from Tejas thread: Guys please hear out Air Marshall PK Barbora (Former Vice Chief of Air Staff) ... makes an extremely strong statement that HAL and public sector is unable to deliver because of lack of patriotic sentiment amongst workforce. DvvENYtFG8U Obviously, his statement would...
by pandyan
05 Aug 2020 09:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66066

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

Jai Shri Ram! At this time, it is important to acknowledge new generation of attorneys who are strongly rooted in our way of life and who are going to play an important rule [edited]. May Rama, Sita ma, Lakshmana, Hanuman keep us strong and bless us! Exclusive Interview With Keshav Parasaran: The Ma...
by pandyan
05 Aug 2020 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1922
Views: 378945

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Spirit Aerosystems, the largest aerostructures manufacturer is in serious trouble. Two major customers Boeing and Airbus are themselves in trouble.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/spirit-a ... 12545.html
by pandyan
04 Aug 2020 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081970

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

India must leapfrog in military technologies: Air Marshal Suresh https://www.onmanorama.com/news/nation/2020/07/31/india-must-leapfrog-in-military-technologies-air-marshal-suresh.html 31 July 2020 Tejas is a fantastic aircraft and there is no doubt about it. I have flown it. The serviceability of a...
by pandyan
03 Aug 2020 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Ladakh in winter

Migration of the Changthang Nomads | Living with the Changpas of Ladakh


Admins - hope it is okay to post occasional travel videos here. It gives a sense of the terrain and challenges.
by pandyan
28 Jul 2020 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 688956

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

Question: if original MRCA 126 M2Ks were available and assuming they were upgraded to current M2K-India standards, would you still need Rafales to handle china threat? I know this is a silly question. I am suspecting that Rafale would still be needed.
by pandyan
26 Jul 2020 00:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7957
Views: 1054581

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I was once attending a presentation on farming in the US and one of the guest speakers was a farmer who later became a state leader. He also had cattles. Somehow the topic came to groups like PETA. He told us that once PETA wanted to inspect his farm to ensure animals werenot abused. So, he invited ...
by pandyan
25 Jul 2020 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007704

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Forget about using window shopping money on local products. Tonbo imaging CEO mentioned couple of months back that Army/MoD is yet to pay them for product delivered last year. Due to lack of payments, their company is under severe stress. On top of that, army cancelled Tonbo orders this year. with w...
by pandyan
24 Jul 2020 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: What military assistance can US give to India in Indo-China War?
Replies: 29
Views: 2679

Re: What military assistance can US give to India in Indo-China War?

The right question is: what will india offer in return?

Even better answer is: use this opportunity to kick start private manufacturing
by pandyan
23 Jul 2020 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020


A Winter's Day in Changthang | Living with the Changpas of Ladakh - 2/6

Admins - hope it is okay to post occasional travel videos here. It gives a sense of the terrain and challenges.
by pandyan
21 Jul 2020 10:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 519
Views: 79842

Re: Know Your India

India In Motion - Really good travelogues of Himalayas and the border areas.

Gives a sense of the terrain and the people of the land.

by pandyan
21 Jul 2020 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020


India In Motion - Really good travelogues of Himalayas and the border areas. gives a sense of the terrain and the people of the land
by pandyan
20 Jul 2020 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

That's the question every single country is asking themselves
by pandyan
20 Jul 2020 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1922
Views: 378945

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1283346029237043200 So, here we have the USAF acquisition Chief Will Roper saying: 'US May Need to Nationalize Military Aircraft Industry' So, even the world's largest military-industrial complex is finding it hard to do 'price discovery' & keep competition go...
by pandyan
20 Jul 2020 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 688956

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

Rakesh Saar - there are 2 ways to sabotage - cost and desired performance.

Rafale deal also promised a working Kaveri engine on LCA.
by pandyan
19 Jul 2020 07:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081970

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

Nambi sir could have clarified in social media on what he meant. so far, he hasn't and people including hvt sir are not happy.
by pandyan
02 Jul 2020 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824722

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The problem I have is of the opposite nature. There are so many 'magic' cures offered for chronic illnesses that at best provide a 40-50% benefit and yet the companies that make these products earn billions of dollars from them. The amount of money spent on ads, promotions via physicians - both in ...
by pandyan
01 Jul 2020 01:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824722

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

ShyamSP wrote:There is a talk today by the same Prof Rama Jayasundar. Probably it is a good idea for some posters here to go through it and learn science before posting jibes on Ayurveda.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0-Df7CPB7E

Great info!
by pandyan
30 Jun 2020 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

ks_sachin wrote:How does that apply to Admiral Filipov?

unrelated posts saar...merged two posts into one.

but admiral does demand complete and subservient loyalty; otherwise will punish you of dire consequences (similar to gobar times)
by pandyan
30 Jun 2020 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964317

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I said it before and am saying it clearly again - the development of the LCH was effectively completed well over a year ago.... Sir some tails cannot be straightened!!! :rotfl: EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar mentioned in one of the forums (before he became EAM i believe)...i am paraphrasing here: West has a...
by pandyan
30 Jun 2020 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824722

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In honour of those who trust science and data! science of customizing data to maximize profit this was considered leading-edge scientific progress a mere few decades ago :mrgreen: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbGGHBkXYAEsrrY?format=jpg&name=large the consequences of many a folly past are just beg...
by pandyan
29 Jun 2020 05:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824722

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Zynda saar - deep breathing is one of the trickiest things to master. seems relatively easy, but very hard to do it properly arshyam saar mentioned one good option. another option is humming 1,2,3,4,5. See this video (starts at 1:45 minute) QOBmBH6GVBg third option is nadi shuddhi (start at 58 minut...
by pandyan
28 Jun 2020 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081970

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

I sometimes feel that current government is letting the process flow its normal path to understand what is going on and who the players are. They learnt it from the rafale deal as once the initial deal was announced, there was an intense pressure and noise of corruption and scrutiny from the court. ...
by pandyan
28 Jun 2020 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1081970

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

This report was date stamped may 15 and gives some background on the Tonbo imaging open letter (ie it's old) https://officechai.com/news/defence-tech-startup-tonbo-imaging-claims-govt-defaulted-payments-cancelled-contracts/ Letter itself undated. No idea on update. This comment and previous one mor...
by pandyan
28 Jun 2020 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4307
Views: 739065

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

https://officechai.com/news/defence-tech-startup-tonbo-imaging-claims-govt-defaulted-payments-cancelled-contracts/ the defence departments in charge of dealing with the company have defaulted on the payments due to the company for equipment delivered by them last year. Besides, nonpayment of dues, t...

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