Search found 369 matches

by kshirin
07 Oct 2018 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion
Replies: 348
Views: 56642

Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

DoT keeps ZTE, Huawei off its 5G use case trial partners list The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has excluded Huawei and ZTE from its list of companies asked to partner it for trials to develop 5G use cases for India, indicating that New Delhi may well follow the US and Australia in limitin...
by kshirin
05 Aug 2018 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 587
Views: 52697

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

About ring fencing, it set off a train of thought. I will draw attention again to a less discussed part of the DDR article posted some days ago - Has anyone gone into the implications of "ring-fencing" one part of the Indian military from the rest? Will it not create inexorable pressures t...
by kshirin
01 Aug 2018 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 587
Views: 52697

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Let me get this straight. With COMCASA, 1. Now, US can listen in to our secret military communications 2.Track our military equipment 3. Hand us a huge bill everytime it unilaterally decides that the system needs an upgrade 4. Shut down all equipment and communications as a policy decision Why are ...
by kshirin
31 Jul 2018 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Kindly remove my ID from Bharat Rakshak. I thought this was a forum for genuine patriots. Clearly there is no room for me here. Thanks a lot. KShirin - kindly reconsider your decision. Your input is valued & you present a strong viewpoint much required on fora like BRF. Furthermore, through thi...
by kshirin
30 Jul 2018 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Kindly remove my ID from Bharat Rakshak. I thought this was a forum for genuine patriots. Clearly there is no room for me here. Thanks a lot.
by kshirin
30 Jul 2018 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Some people on this Forum dont like strong backbones.
by kshirin
30 Jul 2018 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I see you justify everything the import lobby does. And I have first hand knowledge of this unnamed lobby. Am not inventing anything. Whether you are or not, fact remains the COMCASA as a agreement has only a marginal impact on indigenization effort. The actual concerns with the agreement relate to...
by kshirin
29 Jul 2018 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

COMCASA has little to do with 'indigenous chips' or indigenization in general. The monetary/industrial value of US/European comm equipment replaced by domestic alternatives, on specific platforms, is minimal, to say the least. The implications of the agreement are primarily strategic, it being like...
by kshirin
29 Jul 2018 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I see you justify everything the import lobby does. And I have first hand knowledge of this unnamed lobby. Am not inventing anything.
by kshirin
29 Jul 2018 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

These things are related. The official lobby pushing for COMCASA is the same that runs down Indian industrial capabilities, PUBLICLY says Indian industry is rubbish, promotes unconditional purchases of 1000 aircraft without offsets, when all other countries and particularly China grew their indigen...
by kshirin
29 Jul 2018 13:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Posted in another thread "That is why I am asking, as a very concerned and agonised citizen, how are some of you sure we are not going to sign? It will put paid to indigenous industry, which is getting NO support. IIT (M) has come up with an indigenous chip, others have created high technology...
by kshirin
29 Jul 2018 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Posted in another thread "That is why I am asking, as a very concerned and agonised citizen, how are some of you sure we are not going to sign? It will put paid to indigenous industry, which is getting NO support. IIT (M) has come up with an indigenous chip, others have created high technology,...
by kshirin
29 Jul 2018 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583595

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

That is why I am asking, as a very concerned and agonised citizen, how are you (Ramana and nvishal) sure we are not going to sign? Really scared that it will put paid to indigenous industry, which is getting NO support. IIT (M) has come up with an indigenous chip, others have created high technology...
by kshirin
28 Jul 2018 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583595

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hullo, nothing in my post suggests I dont know the difference between the US and the UN.
by kshirin
28 Jul 2018 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583595

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

That COMCASA not going to.happen. So stopbringing it up. This is very reassuring. But how are you so sure? Reports are that we will pay with COMCASA for Russian waiver. And that COMCASA obliges us to reduce purchases from Russia and eventually indigenous sources too. Hoping I am wrong so feel free ...
by kshirin
19 Nov 2017 21:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 539175

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I have also seen that a few private universities are starting to do high-quality research, & have achieved some early success. In education we have moved from scarcity to excess & many private universities have realised that to survive in the future, they need to deliver quality & that ...
by kshirin
19 Jun 2017 20:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 579799

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

We cannot build an Indian ecosystem on foreign shoulders. I am therefore with Arjun Panditji : "But that is past, today we have LCA and the best possible course forward is to pursue to LCA/MCA/AMCA/HCA/AHCA". Rest you can chose to misinterpret, poke fun at or distort true intentions. I am ...
by kshirin
19 Jun 2017 13:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 579799

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Nahin samajh mein aata hai, how national pride doesnt win over, even if there are minor delays, apna hai, has the potential to upgrade high tech ecosystem, create high value jobs IN India, fir bhi nahin samajh mein aata hai? Reading Shashi Tharoor's Era of Darkness, it is mind numbing, and while one...
by kshirin
19 Jun 2017 02:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 579799

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

ArjunPanditji hit the nail on the head. We should boost our indigenous aircraft production, instead of boosting ecosystems and creating jobs in other countries, the only logical path ahead is for a DRDO- Public Sector-private sector combination to deliver the fighters we need. In this day of America...
by kshirin
22 Jan 2016 14:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 261055

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Here is another one starts at 2.43 or so

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... R88zf50vAU
by kshirin
09 Jun 2014 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons
Replies: 224
Views: 8590

Re: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons

Great idea. Just did. kshirinbr@gmail.com.
President has already announced, but it is nuanced and there's hope for a more nuanced policy which benefits India. At least he didnt mention 100%.
by kshirin
09 Jun 2014 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons
Replies: 224
Views: 8590

Re: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons

How do i find your email? Dont want to share my email publicly please. Is there any feature on BR which allows me to message members?
by kshirin
09 Jun 2014 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons
Replies: 224
Views: 8590

Re: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons

Karan M wrote:KShirin, please give me a day - snowed under at work @ urgent project


OK, how do we stay in contact, lost access to my email linked to BR. Lalmohan knows my current ID.

Need ideas on how to make high-tech indigenous production work. President of India has just announced liberalised FDI in defence.
by kshirin
09 Jun 2014 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons
Replies: 224
Views: 8590

Re: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons

How about the below proposal FDI = 100% Local sourcing = 75% Export = 50% of the produce FDI = 74% Local sourcing = 70% Export = 40% FDI = 51% Local sourcing = 60% Export = 40% FDI= 26% Local sourcing = 50% Export = 30% Interesting but any ideas how you would achieve this? 100% after all means surr...
by kshirin
08 Jun 2014 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons
Replies: 224
Views: 8590

Re: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons

NIleshjr I know two more such instances of people having to open a foreign office to sell back to India. Same logic applies to energy imports, better make it profitable to produce/ extract it in India than buy an Indian product at even more inflated foreign cost. I lost access to my BR email account...
by kshirin
08 Jun 2014 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons
Replies: 224
Views: 8590

Re: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons

I would suggest though you continue with your efforts, and if you have access to think tanks, research outlets, you continue to do what is necessary. If there is anything I or anyone else can do to help, let me know. Can you give me your email? We are trying to work through a think tank and would w...
by kshirin
07 Jun 2014 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons
Replies: 224
Views: 8590

Re: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons

Anyways I found this response of FICCI to DIPP proposal which was first circulated in 2010 and now is repackaged. FICCI seems very apprehensive themselves about "majority stake" FDI and feel that upto 49% FDI is way to go, that too a with very stringent policies and safeguards. Dunno if i...
by kshirin
07 Jun 2014 06:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons
Replies: 224
Views: 8590

Re: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons

Apprehension regarding 100% FDI is very much similar to FDI in auto sector which happened about 2 decade back. Then also peoples were worried about maruti, auto SMEs, etc. But after 2 decade of FDI in Auto sector , India is among the top producer of auto parts, Maruti still no.1 producer in country...
by kshirin
06 Jun 2014 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons
Replies: 224
Views: 8590

Re: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons

OK this is confusing. In below news item, its said that Indian industries are opposing 100% FDI through FICCI and ASSOCHAM. http://freepressjournal.in/indian-firms-up-in-arms-against-fdi-in-defence/ Whereas in the video quoted above the FICCI seems to welcome the decision but says it has pros and c...
by kshirin
06 Jun 2014 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons
Replies: 224
Views: 8590

Re: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons

BTW FICCI was firmly opposed to the July 2010 proposal to raise the cap to 100% and only supported it to 49%. Please read it. http://dipp.nic.in/English/Discuss_paper/Feedback_FICCI_04August201.pdf But recent FICCI and CII pronouncements have done a 180 degree. This is a great pity as the 2010 circ...
by kshirin
06 Jun 2014 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons
Replies: 224
Views: 8590

Re: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons

No. This top down hard data workable assumptions apply to a command and control economy. We've moved beyond that. Unfortunately, we haven't. We are a mixed economy transitioning to a more unplanned one, with severe limitations in what we can manage. Comparing us to some foreign nation with an entir...
by kshirin
05 Jun 2014 09:01
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 951143

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

The Govt should go for 100% Offsets and not 100% FDI. I agree that it will undermine the baby steps of Indian private sector in defence production. Will give feedback to PMO also. Great idea. But will they reach him given 1.2 billion people may be sending feedbacK? Neo-liberals seem to be ruling the...
by kshirin
02 Jun 2014 05:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.
Replies: 183
Views: 6497

Re: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.

I don't think people on BRF know that as per Indian law one can completely control a company even with 25% shareholding. That is how print media has been taken over by foreign PE with concurrence of Sonia Govt. Can you please elaborate? i am writing a paper on the negative effects of 100% FDI pl se...
by kshirin
02 Jun 2014 05:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 724404

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

looks good @Partha...what are the cons? I mean any co that does FDI in defence needs to be sure of continous orders from Mod?? Do we get access to new technology? apart from cessation of kickbacks is there any reason for opposition to 100% in FDI... I am a little skeptical of the move. In my view, ...
by kshirin
02 Jun 2014 04:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 116018

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

I support FDi if it comes with local sourcing. Why not 80%? Otherwise we risk bigger trade deficit and plunging rupee. This way it can actually ebenfit India. Amit, The real worry is dumping of the other products and destruction of local manufacturing which is why the govt should mandate a big chunk...
by kshirin
13 Oct 2013 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 587563

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

China will copy these and be one more step ahead of us. The long range applies to us too. We better hurry in developing our own aircraft industry. Extracts below: http://www.jamestown.org/programs/chinabrief/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=41472&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=25&cHash=0c2bb322349ebd4...
by kshirin
05 Oct 2013 23:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5381
Views: 427430

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Can anyone please tell me if any thread is discussing the National Civil Aircraft Development Programme? Thanks.
by kshirin
05 Oct 2013 05:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 355388

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

I am always suspicious of these TOT deals. With TOT, India will never develop its own R & D.
by kshirin
03 Oct 2013 05:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 355388

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Nanda raja bhavishaythe!!! What the Indian side will learn is that the US procurement system is wholly focused on DOMESTIC procurement and DOMESTIC R & D, not on foreign buys Well, glad to see someone bring up aspects other than JUST technologies (engines, planes, ships, tanks, radars, etc). On...

Go to advanced search