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by ashish raval
19 Oct 2018 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 524
Views: 84705

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Anant wrote:They look like my crocs :) It's always cool to see what the Indian armed forces are up to. These guys and gals are motivated, competent and humble. Great job!

Only the most stable and cool heads are selected for submarine cadre. Any non compliant minds are deselected early on in the process.
by ashish raval
17 Oct 2018 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284180

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

However I detect a certain American triumphalism in articles like the above, which may not be entirely warranted. If the worst Trump's "Trade War" can do is push China's growth down to 5%, and slow down (with no guarantee of stopping) China's ascendance in AI, robotics, renewable energy e...
by ashish raval
16 Oct 2018 11:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 32418

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Now Denmark Offers "Alms" To "Beggar Pakistan" :mrgreen: Denmark offers financing for wind energy projects Pakistan Today Oct 15, 2018 KARACHI: Denmark has offered to finance new wind power projects in Pakistan on concessional terms in order to help the latter lessen its relianc...
by ashish raval
09 Oct 2018 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882858

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

X-post Re:espionage This is bad as propellants are one of the critical technologies in supersonic missiles. This is bad. Guess it is time to do through checks and constant vigilance now on everyone involved in critical technologies even PM cannot be barred. No one is above nationhood. Chinese would...
by ashish raval
08 Oct 2018 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2856
Views: 473835

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Can anybody please explain to me the physics of this farce. As far my limited knowledge in physics go, lasers refracts heavily in water and only blue-green spectrum of the light can reach around 300-400 ft. While Khan Chacha and Natasha didi is finding alternative ways after investing big money in ...
by ashish raval
05 Oct 2018 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 159824

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

My take on MK2 names - Aatish, Pavak, Jwalan all names of fire as Tejas..
by ashish raval
29 Sep 2018 11:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1578
Views: 188793

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

True. British wrongly assumed that Indian and Pakis come from same gene pool so they will have fun keeping these two guys in check by propping and letting them mess around each other. The reality is Indians did not give a cr@p about who, what, where pukes went and did and worked their backside off ...
by ashish raval
29 Sep 2018 11:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1578
Views: 188793

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

True. British wrongly assumed that Indian and Pakis come from same gene pool so they will have fun keeping these two guys in check by propping and letting them mess around each other. The reality is Indians did not give a cr@p about who, what, where pukes went and did and worked their backside off ...
by ashish raval
29 Sep 2018 11:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151788

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Also significant could be the method used. For example, a pinaka barrage instead of the usual arty for cross border action too would be significant. Two things possibly a) atleast scores of valid killed with message one Indian will cause 20 baki casualties and b) use of heavy weapons. Both of this ...
by ashish raval
21 Sep 2018 04:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1578
Views: 188793

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Regarding the Paki grooming gangs the blame lies squarely on the Breeteesh. They have imported huge numbers of Pakis in the last 20 years for God knows why. Instead they are giving a lot of trouble to Indian immigrants. As a percentage Pakis have the highest immigration rates among major immigrant ...
by ashish raval
07 Sep 2018 03:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 937
Views: 115785

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

True that medium fast trains on diesel electric is not a rocket science but then why have we not being able to have such convenient platforms. If they can do it in nations where they have no footprint and can keep cleanliness and maintain the infrastructure, we are surely doing something not right. ...
by ashish raval
06 Sep 2018 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1578
Views: 188793

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

problem with indians is we are overintellectual, oversmart and nitpicky with each other and cannot form a cohesive hunting party for any issue - we are all talk and no bite. china talks but also bites very hard. the results are for all to review above links. This is because vegetarian terrain dwell...
by ashish raval
05 Sep 2018 04:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 937
Views: 115785

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

has been spent on projects such as a $4 billion railway line from Nairobi to Mombasa on the Kenyan coast, My friend took Mombasa-Nairobi tran built by Chinese money and was visibly impressed by the quality on par with western standard. Their terminus was like Airports and nicely laid out, cleanline...
by ashish raval
02 Sep 2018 09:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200696

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

Question: if the Modi government's price for Rafale deal was so much better than UPA's price for the Rafale, Why didn't Modi go for the full 126 fighters? Very Valid point and some one did not raise this. They should have gone for 126 Rafale , if Modi could get a reduce cost of 36 AC they would hav...
by ashish raval
02 Sep 2018 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200696

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

Theories by their own definition mean that they cannot be facts. So technically any theory can be classified as a conspiracy theory if one does not like it. Afaik, a theory has to be a) substantiated b) explanatory c) predictive and d) testable. Your statements neither is a) not b) as he only parti...
by ashish raval
30 Aug 2018 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1578
Views: 188793

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Philip wrote:He'll ask for political asylum citing a vendetta againsg him! :rotfl:

Most likely but it might be tough going this time for mallya..

Some other developements in brexit drama

https://www.ft.com/content/f75ad220-ab93-11e8-89a1-e5de165fa619
by ashish raval
18 Aug 2018 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3492
Views: 352787

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

All, guess it makes sense not to waste bandwidth if there is nothing constructive to be added.
by ashish raval
13 Aug 2018 02:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1578
Views: 188793

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Totally agree. There are few who are fanning the flames notably from Canada and US. There is no need to boil blood but silently make all diplomatic channels mute and organise a meeting with Irish Prime minister and show the support for united Ireland after the Brexit. Infect Modi should organise a v...
by ashish raval
08 Aug 2018 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2856
Views: 473835

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Are we developing things to counter this from Chin?
Lasers perhaps not either due to its line of sight limitation?

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2158524/chinas-hypersonic-aircraft-starry-sky-2-could-be-used
by ashish raval
29 Jul 2018 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1578
Views: 188793

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I have thought on why would Mallya not do it like Modi-Choksi did. The answer is Mallya has extensive base in UK and would want to exhaust all legal weapons here before aiming for Brahmastra. Agree if he runs away now he will make his case infinitely weaker. But what would a person do when all his a...
by ashish raval
29 Jul 2018 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1578
Views: 188793

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

One don't need to travel anywhere to get passport of another country. Embassy based in London can issue then. They can use this to fly out to other safe heaven. I also think that he and other figtives had enough time to disperse all their assets within their families such that they would not have m...
by ashish raval
28 Jul 2018 12:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1578
Views: 188793

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

He does not have a travel document to exit UK, or else he’d have left by now, like Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi. What he has is an ILR, which can be in an expired or invalidated passport , but ILR is a residence permit and not a travel document . One don't need to travel anywhere to get passport of ...
by ashish raval
28 Jul 2018 03:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1578
Views: 188793

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I have suspicion that Mallya will soon do runner to safer heavens. I will be surprised if he does not.
by ashish raval
18 Jul 2018 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 539
Views: 61996

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

I don't care if my TREX looks ugly as long as it can eat other dinosaurs. It has some of the most beautiful stealth lines best of stealth I have seen in line with Raptor. Beauty is in eye of beholder. None of these concepts exists in any 4++ generation aircraft. Most stealth aircrafts are ugly but ...
by ashish raval
17 Jul 2018 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 539
Views: 61996

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

I don't care if my TREX looks ugly as long as it can eat other dinosaurs. It has some of the most beautiful stealth lines best of stealth I have seen in line with Raptor. Beauty is in eye of beholder. None of these concepts exists in any 4++ generation aircraft. Most stealth aircrafts are ugly but i...
by ashish raval
17 Jul 2018 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 539
Views: 61996

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

still 15 years away from fleet to be honest but seems sleek.
by ashish raval
11 Jul 2018 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 236064

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Who is Bania in Indian Army? Or you are theorising Bania as Indians? If you are relating bd's to Bania's then common, Pukes lost because of two front war with India coupled with Bd support. It was not won by bd alone, they could not have. Indian army has disproportionate proportion from Indian mart...
by ashish raval
11 Jul 2018 03:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 236064

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Expect nil participation from Europe including UK on Iran war. They want to crumble the country under economic sanctions first with little appetite of war and then stage a colour revolution. Iran has few friends in middle East but it will certainly take years before they achieve anything in Iran an...
by ashish raval
11 Jul 2018 03:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2293
Views: 367505

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

2 terrorist killed. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/jk-2-terrorists-killed-security-personnel-injured-in-encounter-in-sopian/articleshow/64929132.cms Looks like halal season has just started after a break. Army should take all advantage of governed rule and weed pigs out. Surveillance dro...
by ashish raval
30 Jun 2018 11:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 236064

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Expect nil participation from Europe including UK on Iran war. They want to crumble the country under economic sanctions first with little appetite of war and then stage a colour revolution. Iran has few friends in middle East but it will certainly take years before they achieve anything in Iran and...
by ashish raval
26 Jun 2018 12:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284180

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

We should be telling OPEC that if oil prices are not in region of 60 then... Little off topic for this dhaga but your dream/desire or just wishful thinking may come true. Just may may, because it is a dog and pony show for now. One Cartel going after other Cartel This was exactly what I told when I...
by ashish raval
26 Jun 2018 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2293
Views: 367505

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

It means since we cannot defeat you militarily but we can terrorize you, so sit across the table and discuss with us how you are going to give us more territory. The we being the Islamists (valley plus Pak) backed by forefathers. Since without the threat of terrorism this cannot be achieved so all ...
by ashish raval
22 Jun 2018 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4629
Views: 577138

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Well 9 to 1 is the accepted ratio for success in offensive mountain warfare. As to the rest, I bow to your superior wisdom. I'm not as well read on the war as I would like. Arun.Prabhu... if u had a chance of read Brig Dalvis book , u will see Chinese used good / standard infantry tactics in the 62...
by ashish raval
22 Jun 2018 03:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284180

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

We should be telling OPEC that if oil prices are not in region of 60 then India will make electric vehicles tax Free and start establishing charging stations in the country everywhere including parking lots to reduce the dependence on oil. We should be doing that nevertheless quietly. Electric vehi...
by ashish raval
22 Jun 2018 02:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4629
Views: 577138

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

well said Arun Prabhu ji... ashish raval ji u need to brush up. Same logic goes for tank warfare... u take tanks in big numbers into an attack ..not penny packets... the whole idea of war is to bring force in numbers and concentrate it at few points, achieve a breakthrough and pour more forces thru...
by ashish raval
22 Jun 2018 02:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4629
Views: 577138

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Before I answer your question, I'll make a brief foray into the principles of warfare. There are nine principles of warfare recognised by NATO: Mass, Objective, Security, Surprise, Maneuver, Offensive, Unity of Effort (aka Unity of Command), Simplicity, and Economy of Force. The Russians include An...
by ashish raval
21 Jun 2018 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4629
Views: 577138

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

You don’t spread artillery out. You use it enmasse. You don’t keep it at the border. You keep artillery formations further back. Moving artillery units to the border usually means that army is making final preparations for war. 4000 guns along the Himalayas and Chinese will not even think of taking...
by ashish raval
21 Jun 2018 03:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284180

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

We should be telling OPEC that if oil prices are not in region of 60 then India will make electric vehicles tax Free and start establishing charging stations in the country everywhere including parking lots to reduce the dependence on oil. We should be doing that nevertheless quietly. Electric vehi...

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