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by manjgu
12 Apr 2021 16:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think the author does not realise the nuances in India. GoI does not have the latitude that PoTUS does in making funds available. Secondly apart from CAG breathing down the neck, the opposition is going to make something out of nothing. Two examples are of the coffin affair with George Fernandes ...
by manjgu
12 Apr 2021 14:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

he said we are running 3 shifts and doing 5000 pm. downtime for maintenance will not reduce output from 7.2M to 2 / 3 M ? Cannot be known without more specifics on how they operate. A lot of manufacturing tends to involve waiting for something or the other, so doesn't surprise me if the output is l...
by manjgu
11 Apr 2021 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

AZ did run into that issue in Europe, but there haven't been any reports of that kind of problem at SII. SII is on the record saying it will be 2024 before most people are vaccinated, so its not like they are falling short. If a machine can pack 5000 shots per minute, the plant will still need down...
by manjgu
11 Apr 2021 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

1) current variant is affecting children as well 2) people are wearing masks for the sake of wearing masks. all kinds of cloth based masks with fancy patterns are in market so that people can look pretty. the masks that really work are surgical masks, N95 masks. wearing any other mask should be made...
by manjgu
10 Apr 2021 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

in a interview poonawalla was claiming 5000 vax per minute = 7.2M daily ..now it seems the production is barely 2M to 3 M per day !!! wtf is going on.
by manjgu
10 Apr 2021 20:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

well a report say Pfizer vax gives 6 months of protection. assuming the same for covishield/covaxin we will be requiring vaccines in humongous numbers for a very very long period.. a real public health nightmare.
by manjgu
09 Apr 2021 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828686

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

AND i could be possibly the only BR member who has heard ( not seen) PAF bombers screaming overhead and dropping bombs..
by manjgu
09 Apr 2021 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2828
Views: 699607

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

the fact that all of Paxtan believes the CPEC is a game changer is enough proof of the kind of moronic thinking prevailing in Paxtan.
by manjgu
09 Apr 2021 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828686

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Great find Subin. Like the nation itself, the PAF is built on lies, myths and bedtime fantasy stories. Folks in here are getting takleef over R-77, R-73, ROEs and are losing the bigger picture. Great replies by KaranM. nobody is losing the big picture rakesh. i am sure all of us here are trying to ...
by manjgu
09 Apr 2021 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

my nephew who is a doctor at Lady hardinge medical college has contracted covid after 2 jabs of vax... this is going to be a uphill battle. The vaccine doesn't prevent you from getting the illness even if its been long enough to become effective. What is does it dramatically lower negative outcomes...
by manjgu
08 Apr 2021 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

my nephew who is a doctor at Lady hardinge medical college has contracted covid after 2 jabs of vax... this is going to be a uphill battle.
by manjgu
08 Apr 2021 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

for those who have got 2 jabs.. how long does the immunity last?? i mean will these vax drives be now a permanent /recurring feature?
by manjgu
07 Apr 2021 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

the problem is people are mis informed... tika le liya ab darne ki koi baat nahi hai... need to take all precautions, SD etc. i believe the govt strategy to do age wise vax was wrong.. families should have been allowed/encouraged to take vax together.
by manjgu
07 Apr 2021 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

anything below 4M is criminal IMHO
by manjgu
07 Apr 2021 09:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3391
Views: 350104

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

sure... but many aspects of neville book are true... i also downloaded henderson brooks report... just to give u an example.. in 1960 Army ordered extra troops as a result of a war game called 'SHEEL'.. but nothing came out of it. the fact is both sides were preparing but we were just talking. readi...
by manjgu
07 Apr 2021 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3391
Views: 350104

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

been reading India china war ( neville maxwell) ... lot of startling facts. and lack of strategic culture/thinking among indias elite.
by manjgu
07 Apr 2021 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Uttam wrote:Cowin dashboard seems to be really out of sync now. Right now it is showing 8.2 crores vaccinations, way below yesterday's number of 8.31 crores. Any clues?

it is showing 8.31 cr as of 7th morning 0640 hrs
by manjgu
07 Apr 2021 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2828
Views: 699607

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Here is Pakis Inflation situation 2018 vs late 2020 Sugar PKR 55/kg to PKR 100/Kg Flour PKR 35/kg to PKR 70/Kg Electricity PKR 11/unit to PKR 25/unit The prices for many core areas such as essential medicines have gone up 5x. Prices of seasonal fruit and vegetables keep spiking every now and then. ...
by manjgu
06 Apr 2021 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828686

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

let me rephrase... is that in 2019 they thought they had more than even chance of handling IAF retaliation in case a IAF plane is downed over indian territory?
by manjgu
06 Apr 2021 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828686

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

is that in Feb 2019 they did not expect that IAF will hit back if one of IAF is downed? I again post this. The over-arching consideration was the BVR missile capability of IAF fighters which impinged unfavourably on the mission success probability. In Feb 2019, they clearly felt that with AMRAAM, t...
by manjgu
06 Apr 2021 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828686

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Only 30 to 40% of IAF ac participating in kargil ops were equipped with bvr ... so while it was true that PAF was alive to iaf bvr threat it was not wholly because of bvr..iaf religiously kept on its side of loc except for minor technical violations ...and paf also ran out of steam after few days a...
by manjgu
06 Apr 2021 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828686

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Only 30 to 40% of IAF ac participating in kargil ops were equipped with bvr ... so while it was true that PAF was alive to iaf bvr threat it was not wholly because of bvr..iaf religiously kept on its side of loc except for minor technical violations ...and paf also ran out of steam after few days an...
by manjgu
06 Apr 2021 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828686

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Karan... yes it's TRUE that paf didnt follow the roe in the feb skirmish and that probably gave PAF an oppurtunity to surprise IAF as they fired missiles to down the su while su were over indian territory. But that roe was followed in kargil and that's the reason no engagement took place though the ...
by manjgu
05 Apr 2021 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828686

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

If you are referring to the Kargil conflict of 1999, the PAF had no advantage over the IAF. In 1999, the IAF had missiles that had a longer reach than the PAF. So this theory of the PAF being able to go up and shoot down IAF aircraft during Kargil, is a cock-and-bull story. The AIM-120C5s only came...
by manjgu
05 Apr 2021 09:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

They inhale camphor in high alt areas ..it helps
by manjgu
05 Apr 2021 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828686

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Well it's something which can be verified from any AF pilot ... it was said in context ...IAF ac during the kargil conflict were making minor technical / shallow violations of the LOC ... a few times apparently PAF was able to go up but did not shoot as IAF planes were eggressing and a potential dow...
by manjgu
05 Apr 2021 06:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828686

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Karan M ..there is a roe requirement that U can shoot an enemy aircraft, provided its debris falls in ur own territory ... this was stated by Kaiser Tufail in his kargil article..
by manjgu
03 Apr 2021 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Checking in from Chhattisgarh. Things are pretty bad here. the actual numbers are at least 10x of what is being officially reported. I am currently in one of the worst affected districts - we're going into lockdown starting tomorrow for 8 days, but I suspect that will not be enough to break the cha...
by manjgu
03 Apr 2021 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I got covid and recovered.. age 56..no symptoms except a bit of running nose ...got tested for travel reasons ..came as a surprise ...was given ivermectin ...zinc ..vit c .. 5 days. Oxygen levels in high 90s always. Yesterday vax no 3.6 M
by manjgu
03 Apr 2021 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2828
Views: 699607

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

The value-added textile sector of Pakistan has expressed its reservations about cabinet’s refusal to allow import of cotton yarn from India, saying that they are planning a protest in the coming days. “According to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) laws, no one can object to trade with another cou...
by manjgu
02 Apr 2021 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 828686

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

If a su30 had gone down in indian territory what would be Indian reaction? Didn't the PAF think that would be a major escalation? It looks they were hell bent on bagging a su
by manjgu
31 Mar 2021 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2828
Views: 699607

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

a noob q ..Does India not make cotton products for high end gora market? why should india supply cotton to paki when they are our competitors in garmet sector?
by manjgu
30 Mar 2021 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2828
Views: 699607

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

You forgot the most important component - Corruption induced inflated cost of setting up the power plant (more then 2x) which has a multiplier and cascading effect on the other variables you mentioned. Pakistan Paindabad :mrgreen: True ..thats the whole idea behind CPEC. bribe corrupt govts to awar...
by manjgu
30 Mar 2021 08:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

before the present spurt there was a lull in no of cases... hospital beds were empty so its quite possible some asymptomatic or less symptoms patients were indeed admitted.
by manjgu
28 Mar 2021 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Suraj, there was a small typo. I meant absolute numbers ( not speed) of people vaccinated means little. numbers have to be seen in context of overall population of the country. Israel ( total population 10 M) started in Mid Dec 2020 and they have done more than 11M vaccinations till date. from a low...
by manjgu
28 Mar 2021 09:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3133
Views: 410355

Re: Indian Roads Thread

while i know lot of highways are being constructed, i will give example of Amritsar>chandigarh... there is a good toll highway till about 50 km short of chandigarh !!! the last 40-50 km is not very nice which is a pity. dont understand why such a thing has to happen?
by manjgu
28 Mar 2021 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The US and other examples are not comparable because they combined our phase 1 and 2 - both HCWs and at risk groups at the same time . This is potentially risky . India split them into separate phases. Indian phase 1 was just HCWs and FLWs. Phase 2 is high risk plus remaking HCWs . India managed to...
by manjgu
23 Mar 2021 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

they should have opened up 45+ from day 1 .... sat sun for 60 + rest 5 days 45+
by manjgu
23 Mar 2021 14:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9787
Views: 1145691

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

60+ die because of 25-60 !!
by manjgu
22 Mar 2021 09:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2828
Views: 699607

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

PA is not interested in Kashmir issue settlement... the raison d'etre of PA will be over

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