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by Nikhil T
19 Jun 2019 02:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1577
Views: 247424

Re: India's Power Sector

I would say a y DBT transfer would become an entitlement which would be difficult to remove tomorrow. As it is Rs 6000 is here to say. Make it say 8000 to accommodate power bill in no time it would morph into Rs 8000 income support and free power for farmers. Agree. The farmer income support scheme...
by Nikhil T
15 Jun 2019 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2240
Views: 504202

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Navy finds 35 defects in Scorpene subs; program delayed by one more year :shock: With the navy reporting a host of problems in the second vessel, INS Khanderi, Project 75 has now slipped by at least one more year. The navy has refused to commission the Khanderi into service until all its defects an...
by Nikhil T
14 Jun 2019 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 169
Views: 56202

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Aeronautical Development Agency’s email account hacked -The Hindu The official email account of the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) was recently hacked and data manipulated, allegedly by a private aerospace engineering company. Rangarajan S., a senior executive with the ADA, filed a complaint...
by Nikhil T
13 Jun 2019 02:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 346136

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

^If we want to build 42 A-320 type planes a year, then HAL is not the right entity for it. It demands a different work culture and different infrastructure.
by Nikhil T
11 Jun 2019 04:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 822127

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Still very confused - has the black box been recovered?
by Nikhil T
11 Jun 2019 04:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2084
Views: 553158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I don't think this deal is to "keep US happy" (I'm not sure $1B will keep a superpower with $700B annual budget "happy"). There must be some thinking behind this decision to secure Delhi at all costs, but I can't imagine what it is. We're not a tiny nation that faces a threat of ...
by Nikhil T
07 Jun 2019 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 822127

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

TOI reporting IAF has ordered 100 more Spice bombs from Israel for Rs. 300 cr as an emergency procurement measure. All to be delivered by year end. I guess Eid gift for TSP.
by Nikhil T
05 Jun 2019 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 209
Views: 35515

Re: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

I feel AM Naik has been too kind on his own people, while blaming much of the malaise on the bureaucracy. Still a great idea for a recently retired officer to pen down their thoughts as the MoD undergoes a change in guard. I hope this becomes a practice going forward, so that the citizens can advoca...
by Nikhil T
05 Jun 2019 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 209
Views: 35515

Re: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Veteran Air Chief PV Naik’s Open Letter to Raksha Mantri Hon Raksha Mantri, Please accept my heartiest congratulations on winning so convincingly from your constituency Lucknow. I also congratulate you on taking over the prestigious appointment of Raksha Mantri. I am well aware of your vast and var...
by Nikhil T
01 Jun 2019 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 127996

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I'm not sure why we're saying Kadi Ninda was a successful HM. In J&K, the situation is grim with severe alienation in recent times and very low voting percentage in local and national polls. Similarly, under his watch, Jihadidi has successfully radicalized WB. CBI had an unprecedented, ugly war ...
by Nikhil T
31 May 2019 13:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 127996

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Shripad Naik is the Minister of State in Defence assisting Kadi Ninda. This was the guy that claimed there’s proof that Yoga cures cancer. :shock: I’m a bit shocked that Piyush Goyal wasn’t given Finance. Also, VKS wasn’t elevated to Minister of State independent charge, though he performed well in ...
by Nikhil T
31 May 2019 04:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 127996

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

With Jaishankar on board, I think the deck is being cleared to take back PoK. One thing that NaMo and Shah has shown is that they don't skimp in setting up audacious goal. Most probably they are laughing at us injuns discussing mere 370 and 35A As NaMo ministers said, there won't be change in const...
by Nikhil T
25 May 2019 03:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 127996

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

What are Rakshak's recommendation for key Modi 2.0 appointments? For me: 1. NSA: Doval is 74 yrs old already and would be 79 when the term of Modi 2.0 ends. Maybe someone like S.Jaishankar. 2. Raksha Mantri: N.Sitharaman. I'd put someone efficient like Rajvardhan Rathore as her deputy. 3. Finance: ...
by Nikhil T
24 May 2019 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 127996

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

What are Rakshak's recommendation for key Modi 2.0 appointments? For me: 1. NSA: Doval is 74 yrs old already and would be 79 when the term of Modi 2.0 ends. Maybe someone like S.Jaishankar. 2. Raksha Mantri: N.Sitharaman. I'd put someone efficient like Rajvardhan Rathore as her deputy. 3. Finance: P...
by Nikhil T
16 May 2019 23:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 330
Views: 49377

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

<snip> ...BTW to me the idea of Commands for those three new areas is grandiose empire building by the three service chiefs and shame on them for stalling the creation of these necessary tools for at-least a decade. +100. I also find the notion that each division will be 'reserved' for a designated...
by Nikhil T
15 May 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 789543

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

As far most people int he world there is some bias against India, Pakistan track record of lies is ignored, fact that Wing Commander was paraded before media was enough for them. The Western world would rather ignore a Mig 21 shot down the F-16, otherwise there was no other reason for the Mig 21 to...
by Nikhil T
09 May 2019 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 540448

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Congress has now started the fight back on Virat Senior Navy officer rejects PM Modi's claim, says 'Gandhi family on-board INS Viraat for official visit' https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/senior-navy-officer-rejects-pm-modis-claim-says-gandhi-family-on-board-ins-viraat-for-official-visit/4...
by Nikhil T
09 May 2019 05:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 789543

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

+1000

I cringe every time Shooklaw comes on TV and acts as if he's the smartest person in the room (much like KC Singh of IFS). He's a decent reporter but fails as soon as he starts spouting his biased opinions.
by Nikhil T
06 May 2019 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2240
Views: 504202

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

INS Vela - Fourth Scorpene class submarine launched The steel cutting for this submarine commenced in July 2009. The submarine has completed joining of all its sections. This submarine would be using Indigenous developed batteries by M/s Exide, India. The first submarine INS Kalvari was commissione...
by Nikhil T
30 Apr 2019 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4013
Views: 638367

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

:?: The Army claims it has sighted footprints of a Yeti. A bit unexpected from the Indian Army handle. Am I reading this right?

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by Nikhil T
27 Apr 2019 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2240
Views: 504202

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Vice-Admiral’s daughter fighting Modi govt has been living in Navy facility against rules -Snehesh Philip/CouptaJi https://theprint.in/defence/vice-admirals-daughter-fighting-modi-govt-has-been-living-in-navy-facility-against-rules/226416/amp/ Controversial character V Adm Verma in the news again. ...
by Nikhil T
25 Apr 2019 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1840
Views: 214111

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

MBS exceeds his commitment to “his own people” WHEN Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman visited Pakistan in February, one of the highlights of his trip came at the very end of it. In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Imran Khan made a humane appeal on behalf of the families of thousands of P...
by Nikhil T
22 Apr 2019 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2240
Views: 504202

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Not surprising, we are very lazy and useless in bringing down construction time. Even paks if they had money would have been faster than us. Delay is due to engines, gearbox & shafts coming late from Ukraine and radar/missiles from Israel Were the orders placed late or did the suppliers mess up?
by Nikhil T
21 Apr 2019 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2240
Views: 504202

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Rumors around that next version is P-18. But don't think even design is finalized yet. I wish MoD and Indian Navy would first focus on reducing the build times as every new class needs that much rework and cost increases by the shipyards. It’s frankly an embarrassment that a country of India’s ambi...
by Nikhil T
20 Apr 2019 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3460
Views: 582719

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^We must unleash Dhanush to provide a warm welcome to Raheel Sharif as he builds his new home.

Raheel Sharif allocated 90 acres land near India border
by Nikhil T
19 Apr 2019 23:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 540448

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

She shouldn't have attacked karkare like the way she did. Expose him, Yes, but curse him, no. Although from conversations in various groups show marked polarization, we always need to keep in mind that in many seats the swing votes make the difference. +100. She was treading dangerously close to Di...
by Nikhil T
16 Apr 2019 13:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 540448

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

This video sums up UP Muslim vote bank in a very precise manner. https://youtu.be/C8_dUk3PNOI Super depressing. Women unwilling to vote for Modi, though they agree Triple Talaq removal helped them. Men openly claiming that Pulwama was Modi’s inside job. Everyone agreeing that they will vote togethe...
by Nikhil T
12 Apr 2019 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3381
Views: 538240

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

>> This article is correct on the RoE that exists on the LOC. The RoE were not to fire unless Pakistani aircraft are inside Indian Territory and they fire first. The first criteria was unfulfilled. this probably dated back to when TSP had only Aim9L missiles with a 10km range. a indian a/c hovering...
by Nikhil T
10 Apr 2019 06:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 822127

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

We also need to account for attrition, especially amongst the older aircraft. Assuming we get the 21 Mig-29s, we'll have ~178 Jags, Mig-29s, and M2Ks flying until 2025. Add to that ~50 MKIs that will be >25 years old by that time. Safe to assume we'll lose atleast 1.5 squadrons there.
by Nikhil T
10 Apr 2019 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Bharat Ke Veer - GoI Website for Braveheart Martyrs
Replies: 24
Views: 15339

Re: Bharat Ke Veer - GoI Website for Braveheart Martyrs

CRPF sub-inspector plans to donate all wedding gifts to Bharat Ke Veer fund A CPRF sub-inspector plans to donate all the cash gifts he will receive during his wedding to ‘Bharat Ke Veer Fund’. Sub-inspector Vikas Khadgawat sent out his wedding cards with the message - ‘All cash gifted will be donat...
by Nikhil T
08 Apr 2019 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2240
Views: 504202

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Shiv Aroor on Twitter. Very Unfortunate. https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/1115170030071816193 ---> BREAKING: Vice Admiral Bimal Verma (currently C-in-C, Andaman & Nicobar Command) moves court against being overlooked by the govt for the position of Indian Navy Chief — the govt sidestepped hi...
by Nikhil T
08 Apr 2019 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1840
Views: 214111

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

When the country doesn’t have fuel for garbage trucks, then they fallback to the country’s smartest. DAWN editorial - Karachi donkey’s role in the city :rotfl: Highlighting the vital role Karachi’s donkeys play in moving the city’s refuse, particularly in underserviced areas, as well as the risks to...
by Nikhil T
08 Apr 2019 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655666

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Madarsa economic theory - when you don’t like open market decisions, you threaten every market participant. Great job Taliban Khan. Government announces crackdown as dollars vanishes in open market KARACHI: Signs of panic are now appearing in foreign currency markets as the dollar touched Rs148 in o...
by Nikhil T
05 Apr 2019 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3381
Views: 538240

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

Exactly, now that FP has decided to run this article, we must work to get an official statement from Sd/Pentagon whatever that the report is incorrect. That at least can be expected. Hope we don’t do this. No need to run to US to correct perception about our own operation. GoI/IAF can do what they ...
by Nikhil T
05 Apr 2019 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3381
Views: 538240

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

^ says who? We got unprecented support from US over our right to self defence. No condemnation for Balakot. No high profile Armitage style visits to both capitals. And a UNSC proposal authored by US to ban the JeM leadership. There’s not a figment of support or favour to the Porkis.
by Nikhil T
05 Apr 2019 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3381
Views: 538240

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

Exactly both GOI and forces are now being called liars, they need to come out now and get the truth out and and official communication from the Sd/Pentagon, this will be collasal blunder to let this pass. Our forces credibility takes a huge dent, the GOI cant sit idle, the FP article is being provo...
by Nikhil T
05 Apr 2019 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3381
Views: 538240

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

Okay I do think that our MEA ****** up big time by asking the US to examine a possible violation of end use by Terrorists. Hopefully lessons learnt. 100% agreed. It shows us as a lesser nation. Who on earth ever believed that F-16 Blk 52 jets with AMRAAMs were to defeat the airforces of Taliban and...
by Nikhil T
05 Apr 2019 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3381
Views: 538240

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

Did India Shoot Down a Pakistani Jet? U.S. Count Says No. https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/04/did-india-shoot-down-a-pakistani-jet-u-s-count-says-no/amp/#click=https://t.co/qfFVZexicU -Lara Seligman I think we should take this seriously. +1. Agreed. It’s funny we’re saying that US would never admi...

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