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by V_Raman
31 Jan 2018 06:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 883279

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Lets say India is forced to place an emergency order for subs to be delivered in 3 years - what is the best option? Kilo?
by V_Raman
29 Dec 2017 01:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 883279

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

So there is no use for the HDW line which built the Shishumar class boats?
by V_Raman
11 Oct 2017 13:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 754822

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I am getting the feeling that we have killed the golden goose with demon. Manufacturing boat has sailed and no mass manufacturing will come to India. There is too much over capacity in the world. I read somewhere that CONgress is perceived as more nationalistic than BJP by the western world due to t...
by V_Raman
03 Oct 2017 04:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3540
Views: 555054

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Chennai-Bengaluru will be a killer. Will be full all the time.

I also vote for Chennai-Trichy to reduce congestion in Chennai.
by V_Raman
25 Sep 2017 12:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3757
Views: 252446

Re: Indian Education System

Sama Cheer Kalvi - I did not realize it has become that bad in TN! I finished by 12th in state board in 1990 - at that time engineering admission was based on 50% math + 25% physics + 25% chemistry adding to 200 and 50 allocated to the entrance test - TNPCEE. The test went many times beyond the book...
by V_Raman
20 Sep 2017 13:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 656995

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

USA tried this trick when Akash was being operationalized - they tried to offer Patriot!
by V_Raman
20 Sep 2017 00:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 656995

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I have a feeling that some kind of mig-29upg, mig-29k, mig35 production line will come to India along with rd-33mk engine tech. IMO - worth the money we pay - maybe we pay $1 billion dollars for getting the engine/production tech/support.
by V_Raman
12 Sep 2017 00:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1169236

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

My ramble - only option left for China is to bring India into the tent - offer a border settlement much earlier than they would have liked.
by V_Raman
29 Aug 2017 12:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 883279

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I think we are not able to accept that USA can sell their previous gen platform to us and then move on - jealousy. Russia is ok as they are also stuck in the same generation as what they are selling to us - equal to the previous generation sold by USA if not inferior!! Whatever we have bought from U...
by V_Raman
25 Aug 2017 05:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 749748

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

even after the supply of 155mm shells, army has not bought the kalyani gun?!?! it looks like kalyani also has a 105mm light gun.

why is there no news of army trials etc, on these? are we missing something? is kalyani too desi for comfort of our elite?
by V_Raman
24 Aug 2017 23:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 749748

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Why is Kalyani not getting any contract? Are they being ignored for some reason not understood?
by V_Raman
19 Aug 2017 03:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1169236

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

IMO, China is waiting for assurances on NK will not be unified with SK. If they get that, then they will attack India regardless of what happens in NK.
by V_Raman
16 Aug 2017 02:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 452111

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

@nam - if these are the reasons - why did we design/produce Arjun in the first place?! IA would have signed-off on the GSQRs right?!
by V_Raman
14 Jul 2017 02:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1169236

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

From my chinese colleagues at work, they go by Qing dynasty
by V_Raman
22 Jun 2017 10:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 656995

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

i still don't understand why GOI is ok with 100-125 single engine fighters. Is it for make in India? Is it for LCA not coming in as expected? Deter china over the next 15 years? Or is it some other arrangement - like India sending troops to AFG and this is the price to pay to uncle?
by V_Raman
05 Jun 2017 13:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 259406

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

There is nothing wrong in raking 84 riots. The guilty are not punished yet. One late PM of India stood on podium and justified the violence by saying "when a banyan tree falls, earth will shake". Shame on us majority for what happened in 84.
by V_Raman
26 May 2017 06:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 597830

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

We need the muslims in India to be the torch bearers for this. Plus we need to security apparatus to not allow any deviations. Without these two in place, any attempt will be a failure. We are not there yet.
by V_Raman
17 May 2017 11:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2850
Views: 363870

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

I worry about the day when they will knock our side for survival in 50 to 70 years. It is inevitable. Both Bangladesh and Pakistan. What are we going to do? That is close to 500 million people!!!!!
by V_Raman
12 May 2017 12:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2850
Views: 363870

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

Why is Pak so desperate to somehow show that there are talks going on with India - back channel Jindal etc. ?
by V_Raman
06 May 2017 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 597830

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

IMO all this drama is to make GOI go back on pandit relocation and maybe article 370.
by V_Raman
28 Apr 2017 14:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 510
Views: 59508

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

maybe this is a test of china on how well they are able to control their munna. But for what purpose? maybe they have crossed a capability threshold? but any bum is a bum. and china was upset about THAAD. what gives? maybe USA wants to deploy nuclear missiles in South Korea, hence all this drama? co...
by V_Raman
10 Feb 2017 06:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 488280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

No one doubts that even the people of Alabama can do IT support work. The problem is that they have no desire to stay in that job for any length of time. It is a stepping stone to something better. Indians and others will do those jobs for much longer periods of time. You can get natives willing to...
by V_Raman
10 Feb 2017 05:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 488280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

No one suggests that the smartest will go to China. The feeling is that the smartest in China can compete with the USA as long as the USA also does not have access to the smartest Eastern Europeans, Indians, Koreans, Filipinos, etc. The smartest Indians will always get to go to the USA! They will n...
by V_Raman
10 Feb 2017 02:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 488280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

No way the smartest people will go to China! The smartest white people will always go to other white countries and drive the innovation!! At some level all of this is orchestrated as the only guy who can such things and get away with it is Trump. This travel ban will get reinstated either by appeals...
by V_Raman
10 Feb 2017 02:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 488280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

A white guy coming to USA is not an immigrant - technically he is, but culturally no. Call me out the day Trump imposes such a ban on a Caucasian country!
by V_Raman
04 Jan 2017 02:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1169236

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

+102

The interests of P5 align in this even if we get into NSG. The ultimate goal is to de-nuke India! The only solution is to split Pakistan further.
by V_Raman
25 Oct 2016 01:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 592306

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Manufacturing portable potty for public toilets in all religious institutions under swach bharat is one: we can have multiple factories all over India as we will need millions of them! We will also need more manufacturing units for allied chemicals, sewage trucks, sewage plants, etc. Similar for wat...
by V_Raman
30 Sep 2016 22:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 488280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

I think I am posting this again. The developed world has no choice other than help India in its development. India is the only country in the world with the necessary setup to absorb such large scale investment at this stage. China was at that stage in early 70s and the world economy improved as a r...
by V_Raman
29 Sep 2016 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 346996

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

Susan/Kerry called to congratulate India on finally owning up and striking across the border! They would have said - you finally did it, better late than never!
by V_Raman
29 Sep 2016 12:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 346996

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

DGMO/MEA press conference live announcing surgical strike across LOC - so it begins...
by V_Raman
26 Sep 2016 10:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 254235

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

F16/F18 assembly line will be good for india. If we had gotten the F4 phantom assembly line when it was offered, we would not be hit with so many production line issues now. F4 phantoms served till Desert Storm and with Germany till 2013!!
by V_Raman
13 Sep 2016 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1401
Views: 244911

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Why all of this is in public domain and creating so much noise now? Again, I cannot believe that China/Russia would undertake all this without taking GOI to confidence. This will stop stop India from projecting power into MiddleEast! So the great game is still alive and well - perhaps that is what t...
by V_Raman
10 Sep 2016 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1401
Views: 244911

Re: Analyzing CPEC

I need information on what the Chinese like to eat normally and what they get in Pakistan Chinese, at work in USA, eat very plain food. Steamed rice, steamed veggies like carrots, bok Choi, and broccoli sometimes. There is always one meat in their meal - beef, pork most of the time. One newcomer co...
by V_Raman
10 Sep 2016 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1401
Views: 244911

Re: Analyzing CPEC

from India - South & North Korea Thread I posted the above in morning and evening news came of NoKo test. Looks like Obama pivot to Asia is dead. This could be the warhead for the submarine launched missile? What if it gets transfered back to TSP to arm a new weapon system. US will wring their h...
by V_Raman
09 Sep 2016 00:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1401
Views: 244911

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Was there a brand bargain between China and US to keep China/India relations on the boil for China to get developed industrially?
by V_Raman
03 Sep 2016 10:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 488280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

The last time India got opportunity to dismember Pak, we did it by executing a friendship treaty. We again have that opportunity in the next decade. This is prompting the alphabet soup urgency with USA. IMO that is the real non-negotiable for India which is prompting this behavior. One terror attack...
by V_Raman
03 Sep 2016 04:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 488280

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

I can't understand one thing. CPEC must have gotten the nod from India before. What has changed now? China's behavior w.r.t our NSG membership? What else?

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