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by Yagnasri
08 Oct 2018 18:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/opinion/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion Liberals, This is War What’s at stake is much more than a single Supreme Court seat. In July, Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the “constitutional originalist Federali...
by Yagnasri
08 Oct 2018 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/tom-nichols-why-im-leaving-republican-party/572419/?utm_term=2018-10-07T18%3A00%3A33&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_medium=social "Why I’m Leaving the Republican Party" Lot of ideas ...
by Yagnasri
08 Oct 2018 10:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208494

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

Indranil Guruji, IOC and FOC requirement will be there afresh for this now? With Canards etc the entire design changed. Right?
by Yagnasri
07 Oct 2018 06:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1023449

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

We may never really know how many and what kind of system we are getting. I do not think this is only about Air defence
by Yagnasri
06 Oct 2018 20:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US - Again

It is, in fact, pity that MeToo fellows took the movement too far into left or let us say far left hijacked the movement and ensured it fails to get continuing support from all sides. After BK thing I do not see GoP fellows showing move than lip service to it.
by Yagnasri
05 Oct 2018 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US - Again

By Saturday BK will be confirmed. One wonders if Dems overplayed this drama and united all conservatives behind golden monkey and thereby damaged their chances in the midterm. The fight to find the leftist bottom is going on very hard in the Dems. Almost every dem and his/her aunt are not calling fo...
by Yagnasri
05 Oct 2018 09:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2907
Views: 488201

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

ramana wrote:I note that Ms. Chanda Kochar of ICCI bank has resigned.


About time. In fact, she should have been sacked long long back.
by Yagnasri
04 Oct 2018 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US - Again

FBI report submitted. It seems nothing new came out of it as expected. The report will be kept - Single copy for individual senators can visit and read. If it is true and nothing new came up BK will be confirmed.
by Yagnasri
03 Oct 2018 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US - Again

It is my understanding that in the hearings no specific case or situation will be asked as questions by the senators. It is a very bad thing to ask any judge. I read the entire article in the Atlantic. How can a witness who can not give any particulars and faced no hard cross-examination is credible...
by Yagnasri
02 Oct 2018 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US - Again

She can not remember anything. Period. Not certain herself. Last hope for Dems is FBI. I have already posted my view on FBI enquiries which will end with this Friday.
by Yagnasri
01 Oct 2018 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US - Again

FBI is under serious pressure now. They have done 6 background checkups on one person on whom they were indirectly alleged to have missed a lot with allegations like he was a boy gang rapist and what not. Further, the President went on hammering them ie their leadership for being political hacks and...
by Yagnasri
30 Sep 2018 16:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US - Again

As far as DT being rasisi fellow, any political leader of GoP will be certified as such by MSM. Unless some actions taken by him are overtly racist we can not call him that. I have seen BK examination on subject matter etc and he seems to quite a capable person. So I am not sure if anyone can say th...
by Yagnasri
28 Sep 2018 17:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I think the basic issue Dems want to control the khanland by judges. There is one school which allows "creative" ie PC BS method interpretation of the law or strictly interpreted method of the original meaning of the words. BK is original meaning school and Dems fellows will be very creati...
by Yagnasri
28 Sep 2018 15:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834525

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Don't worry. By 2019 there will be sanctions.
by Yagnasri
27 Sep 2018 18:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834525

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

We can invest more to at least make it 24 units per year if not 32 by 2027 to cut the time short and churn out Mk2s in large numbers. Mk2 will be new Mig21 for us. HAL Chairman had claimed earlier to achieve 24/yr with current setup only with higher Outsourcing. Even otherwise higher outsourcing is...
by Yagnasri
27 Sep 2018 11:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834525

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

We can invest more to at least make it 24 units per year if not 32 by 2027 to cut the time short and churn out Mk2s in large numbers. Mk2 will be new Mig21 for us.
by Yagnasri
27 Sep 2018 11:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834525

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Mango question: Can Mk1 which now ready be used for CAS and bombing purpose? My question is to understand if this version can replace some other ACs doing those roles at present. Can someing like Mig27 can be replaced by Mk1? Mango view: Surely we need some new fighters like Mig27 which we are retir...
by Yagnasri
27 Sep 2018 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I have followed this BK matter for sometime and I find some points very strange which ended up helping GoP in the end. 1. Keeping the written allegation secret for 6 weeks and allowing the entire process to go on and on during that period is very bad. 2. Equally bad is to leak the same just after th...
by Yagnasri
24 Sep 2018 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1124
Views: 118389

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Good news. Yameen is lost as per the reports. If he accepts the results is another question.

https://www.oneindia.com/international/ ... 81397.html
by Yagnasri
21 Sep 2018 18:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US- Again

My gut feeling says that Senate will confirm this judge. There may not be much evidence to make a strong case of attempted rape. Had they been one they would have come out with that evidence by now. It will be a political fight in which GOP senators will be forced to vote for their candidate. DT pla...
by Yagnasri
21 Sep 2018 09:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Most of the media reports are rubbish. Unless there is clear evidence about this Judge we need not believe anything. Most of the reports suggest there is no problem as far as his qualifications to the post concerned. The responsibility rests on the people accusing someone of some serious offence etc...
by Yagnasri
19 Sep 2018 12:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834525

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Mango post: I think there is only promise of orders and not actual orders. When we need a number of units it would be better to have an in principle order with all the number and keep the production line open churning out units at regular pace. The orders for example shall not depend of advanced var...
by Yagnasri
17 Sep 2018 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 308723

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

Anil's company did not get contract to work on Rafale. It got part of the investment mandated by the deal along with many other companies (total 72 companies IIRC). The majority shareholder in that JV is the maker of Rafale and not Anil's company.
by Yagnasri
09 Sep 2018 08:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834525

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Maybe a bit OT and there is a reason why I asked the question on Kaveri. Unless we have Kaveri power Tejas, we may not really have safely as the US sanctions treat will always be there. Non-availability of Kaveri may be biggest or even prove to be a fatal weakness of the Tejas program. How safe we a...
by Yagnasri
08 Sep 2018 15:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834525

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Mango question gurus: Is there any serious and timebound plan to test Tejas with Kaveri?
by Yagnasri
07 Sep 2018 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US- Again

People appointed by an elected officials trying to stop the same elected official in a secretive way is not good for any nation. I am very surprised that there is support in the US for this. But that in turn stupid of me. This thing must be going on in many administrations.
by Yagnasri
04 Sep 2018 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1196
Views: 232444

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We can bye some advance version of Kilos and done with it.
by Yagnasri
04 Sep 2018 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1196
Views: 232444

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Amur is not SSN. It is a SSK. Right?
by Yagnasri
30 Aug 2018 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2139
Views: 289298

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trying to put pressure before 2+2 meeting.
by Yagnasri
15 Aug 2018 10:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 453753

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I agree with you that Republic day and other national events can be celebrated in various state capitals. Not an issue. But at the same time, there is no comparison between the two. Airshow is an event which can be done any place with facilities to do so.
by Yagnasri
30 Jul 2018 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The biggest asset to the administration is the craziness or perceived craziness of its leadership. It is ready to take risks and examine areas and options which are earlier unthinkable. The possible reason may be lack of absolute commitment to the ideological orthodoxy of one kind of another. Decisi...
by Yagnasri
30 Jul 2018 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2510
Views: 240321

Re: Understanding the US- Again

We may think Khan is fighting too many fronts. But as an importer of the vast amount of goods and services he also has a lot of power. We simply ignore that. True that there will be a pain for normal people, but what they are going to lose? Most of them are hand to mouth anyway with huge loans and d...
by Yagnasri
28 Jul 2018 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2488
Views: 334957

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I have dealt with such projects in India. No way such returns are going to come. As I posted before pakis are having midday dreams.
by Yagnasri
23 Jul 2018 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2488
Views: 334957

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pokes in their hate for bania Hindus are getting s&&&ed by the bania lizards. Nowhere such interest rates can be paid. By the way, what will be the cost of the power and at what cost it needs to be sold? Is there going to be any buyer for such costly power in pokeland? Questions and more...
by Yagnasri
02 Jul 2018 06:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2139
Views: 289298

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Our economic growth was/is not that much linked to the US or any nation. It is more related to our own internal policies. True that a easy market access to a large economy like that of US is helpful. But may not be a game changer. Indian economy is not export-dependent like that of China. We have la...
by Yagnasri
18 Jun 2018 07:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1225
Views: 134941

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

I think the US as a market has good scope to pressurise China as long as DT at the helm of the affairs. With the kind of exports, they do to the US-China will be deeply damaged is there is a serious trade war. The US, on the other hand, may have a lot of popular support for the Trade wars and there ...
by Yagnasri
07 Jun 2018 12:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 707
Views: 97197

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Sure. But the looting is largely contained. We can aim for perfection but we all know that it is very difficult to achieve. Most of the paths are now closed. But Baboons will find new paths in time.

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