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by nachiket
13 Nov 2019 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 71087

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

ramana wrote:Now I understand Rohitvats disbelief.

What was his disbelief?
by nachiket
13 Nov 2019 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5141
Views: 491218

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

NDTV report on how Pawar is playing a double game. Cannot trust it as they may be trying to protect the mafia queen and con(gress) party from any blame and trying to shift it to Pawar. NDTV is basically an INC mouthpiece at this point. Here they are attempting to subtly shift the blame onto Pawar a...
by nachiket
13 Nov 2019 05:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 71087

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

One thing that I want to know is the Centurions were in 4 regiments (186) versus the 9 regiments of Pattons. And they knew there were two Pak armored Divisions 1st and 6th. Isn't the story from 65 that the Army HQ did not believe the intelligence assessment that pakis had raised a second armored di...
by nachiket
13 Nov 2019 05:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5141
Views: 491218

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If NCP/Con party and SS do form the government, it wont last long and congress will be marginalized in rest of the country and will loose its share of psuedo secular votes. Don't know about the rest of the country but in MH at least they will lose Muslim votes to AIMIM. Owaisi is already looking to...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5141
Views: 491218

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

And now in his latest press conf, he said they will patiently discuss govt formation and all options with NCP Cong. How pathetic. Could he not have toned down his expectations a bit, and negotiated an honorable exit from his high horse with his natural ally the BJP? The "natural ally" par...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5141
Views: 491218

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Just a while back, turdesai made an interesting observation on India Today live. When the NCP has time till 8:30 pm why did it shoot the letter to the Gov. so early? Did Pawar calculate that it would allow the central cabinet to decide on the matter immediately! Nidhi Razdan was tweeting the same t...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5141
Views: 491218

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Thought occur to me but SP is shrewd enough to understand political somersaults. There is no guarantee that bjp and SS will not form alliance again with this time a better understanding of power sharing. If they do then NCP gamed. Because both SS and BJP will go after them with full vengeance. Whic...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5141
Views: 491218

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Actually it would be short sighted for the INC and NCP to form a shaky government with the SS right now. If they let the state go into President's rule they are guaranteed a victory in the subsequent elections. They don't even have to do much, merely fight together, while the SS and BJP fight separa...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 10:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5141
Views: 491218

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I wonder why people are writing off SS. After all they are the ones forming the govt, their vote share seems to be largely intact. They'll install a Maratha CM on the gaddi , supported by the other Maratha party. So where's the downside to this? What makes members o optimistic/pessimistic about SS'...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 06:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5141
Views: 491218

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

INC doesn't have many sources of income now a din. This will be their golden goose or kamadhenu. Their sources of income have improved since the victories in MP, CG and Rajasthan, but Maharashtra is a huge cash-cow like no other although the congis will have to share it with the rapacious Pawar and...
by nachiket
12 Nov 2019 05:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5141
Views: 491218

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

On the question of idelogical differences between SS and Cong, one thing to understand is that regardless of their other differences, the ideologies of SS, Cong and NCP all align perfectly when it comes to the most important bit in Indian politics - that of corruption and loot. All other considerati...
by nachiket
09 Nov 2019 13:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504507

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Actually it does... sort of... 1. He has made India look like some kind of terrible place for gay individuals 2. He has used this to support his gay marriage and some immigration benefits But I agree, attacking his gayness itself should be off-limits. Our own culture is highly inclusive when it com...
by nachiket
09 Nov 2019 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 87304

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

ramana wrote:Nachiket,

I expect 5-0 verdict in favor of #JaiShriRam

:eek: Ramana garu, I bow to your prescience!
by nachiket
09 Nov 2019 05:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 87304

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

How do we characterize win/lose here if the SC merely upholds the Allahabad HC verdict which split the land 3 ways? If it is a split, then it is a loss for the Hindu side because it means that their beliefs have no importance in India. The HC decision granted the site of the Ram idol to Ram Lalla V...
by nachiket
09 Nov 2019 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 87304

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

How do we characterize win/lose here if the SC merely upholds the Allahabad HC verdict which split the land 3 ways?
by nachiket
09 Nov 2019 01:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5141
Views: 491218

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Instead of all this drama, why didn't AS and UT draw up an agreement about what to do before the elections? It seems like AS thought he could bully the SS and get the CMship while SS was not sure about how they would do in the election. Now that they combined have a majority, they can't agree and U...
by nachiket
08 Nov 2019 05:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504507

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Eh? There are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents. In either case, he was never eligible for the OCI card because of having a paki parent and shouldn't have been granted one int he first place. Doesn't matter if that parent was married to his other parent or not. The govt. is merely...
by nachiket
08 Nov 2019 05:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5141
Views: 491218

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Atri ji has explained the Shiv Sena perfectly on his twitter account. Unfortunately he does not post here anymore so I'm copying his tweets here. https://twitter.com/Kal_Chiron/status/1192507887924301824 More Shivsena has more ideological flexibility than BJP. 1. They can swing to progressive libera...
by nachiket
08 Nov 2019 05:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5141
Views: 491218

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Why would Pawar and Congress not support ShivSena ? They are under attack by BJP and their leaders are all looking at jail time, especially the very top brass of congress. By breaking SS away from BJP, more than Maharashtra, they would be taking away a big chunk of the Lok Sabha seats in 2024. If C...
by nachiket
08 Nov 2019 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 71087

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Both the Soviets and the Americans already had better tanks than the M-47/48 Patton by the time of the 1965 war. The Soviet T-54 was used in the Hungarian revolution in 1956. The Brits got a lucky chance to examine one of them when someone drove one onto the British embassy grounds in Budapest. The ...
by nachiket
08 Nov 2019 03:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 71087

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Ok. MAF Arjan Singh regretted sending Vampires The problem is I dont think IAF had a say in the acquisition , these were decisions made at the top in 1950's heady days of NAM, when the Indian leadership was debating why not fire the entire Armed forces. When war came in 1962 Politically the leaders...
by nachiket
07 Nov 2019 05:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 541061

Re: Internal Security Watch

Why didn't the police go and arrest the lawyers who attacked them? Their faces are on camera. The individual policemen who got attacked can themselves file an FIR and register a case of assault after which an armed unit can be sent to arrest them. If they resist arrest, well too bad for them. Lookin...
by nachiket
06 Nov 2019 03:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 607
Views: 149846

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Forgive the layman question, but from my understanding a 2D radar provides only the range and azimuth of a target but not the altitude. How does a radar guided gun manage to fire at a target without knowing the altitude it is flying at?
by nachiket
06 Nov 2019 03:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4056
Views: 440596

Re: Understanding the US - Again

While the show on Trumpeachment is going on, there is a side show on Epstein happening: https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/11/05/abc-under-fire-for-holding-back-on-epstein-story/ The whole Epstein drama is straight out of a Hollywood conspiracy thriller. The lynchpin of a despicable criminal operatio...
by nachiket
06 Nov 2019 02:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Should we discontinue EVMs?
Replies: 2401
Views: 114408

Re: Should we discontinue EVMs?

This thread has become an outlet for propaganda and nonsense. I am locking it till the admin team can decide whether to even keep the thread around anymore.
by nachiket
06 Nov 2019 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 292525

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Why was the Remora pod needed if there was an internal jammer? What's the point of having an internal SPJ if you still have to allocate one or two hardpoints for an external pod?
by nachiket
05 Nov 2019 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4056
Views: 440596

Re: Understanding the US - Again

It is far too late for some new contender to be paradropped in now. The primaries start in 4 months. Democrats have to work with what they have. Then it will have to be Tulsi as there are none other. That said, Michelle O. came in by next month, the field would change and she would win in a heartbe...
by nachiket
05 Nov 2019 06:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4056
Views: 440596

Re: Understanding the US - Again

It is far too late for some new contender to be paradropped in now. The primaries start in 4 months. Democrats have to work with what they have.
by nachiket
02 Nov 2019 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4056
Views: 440596

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Kamala Harris shutters offices throughout New Hampshire Sen. Kamala Harris’ campaign has almost completely shuttered its New Hampshire campaign, with no visible activity at any of her offices in the state. The campaign confirmed it is largely abandoning New Hampshire, keeping only a skeleton crew a...
by nachiket
02 Nov 2019 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 292525

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Which pod is that on the outer wing station in the last pic?
by nachiket
02 Nov 2019 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 821458

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

The dash 5s all used the p2s iirc and they are now being considered for offloading by many countries... UAE, Taiwan and France itself. Thing is iaf is still inducting these birds. While avionics wise they'll still be tip top, how will the engines be maintained? Hope it's not like the lush shars aga...
by nachiket
02 Nov 2019 03:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504507

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

What is Mullah Diesel's real endgame here? He is not stupid enough to believe a Dharna can make Dimran step down. Only Bajwa can do that and Bajwa is not going to show weakness at this point. That might trigger an internal coup against him by his crore commanders who are already causing problems.
by nachiket
02 Nov 2019 02:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 821458

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

Will the upgraded mirage 2000s have engine issues one wonders, would have to see it wasted like the Shar. We will still be insisting dash 5m2ks when most other users are starting to get rid of them... Do still we have any with Dash 5 engines? I thought we replaced the engines on the initial lot wit...
by nachiket
02 Nov 2019 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 55634

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

It is not meaningless as it gets to what types they intend on replacing, and missions they intend to use the AMCA to recapitalize. So think of the sort of range payload performance of the aircraft the AMCA is to replace and see what the IAF may want. That impacts the size and weight requirements. T...
by nachiket
02 Nov 2019 00:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Should we discontinue EVMs?
Replies: 2401
Views: 114408

Re: Should we discontinue EVMs?

AmberG, may I humbly suggest that you are wasting your precious time debunking the wild conspiracy theories here which no one of consequence takes seriously.
by nachiket
02 Nov 2019 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 821458

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

can't they continue operating it for another 5-6 years as a Strike aircraft just to maintain nos....? Engine spares unavailable from OEM. The Sea Harrier was decommissioned for same reason. Both types had undergone extensive avionics upgrades that are completely going waste . Exactly, the avionics ...
by nachiket
02 Nov 2019 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 55634

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

The nomenclature by itself has little meaning and its definition keeps changing. The proposed LCA Mk2 with a single F414 is being called a Medium Weight Fighter now. And looking at its projected Payload and Internal fuel values that seems correct since the M2k is also considered a Medium category ai...
by nachiket
01 Nov 2019 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 55634

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Just a thought. If supercruise was a critical ASQR wouldn't it be better to have the design process around a realistically available engine and later evolve in other parameters as in MK1, MWF or the hornets? Did you read the news link posted previously by Vips, or my two posts pointing it out to fa...
by nachiket
01 Nov 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 159313

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Not so., how did South Korea get the tech to build their Submarines AND sell them in the first place? It came from HDW. Now if the Koreans can do that why is that India cant? . The MOD is not stupid nor the IN. The Indian defence contracts are not an easy pick any more. We did not do anything with ...
by nachiket
01 Nov 2019 04:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 55634

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Who knows what will be compromised on the AMCA/KFX. Will supercruise and maneuverability be compromised for internal volume or vice versa. In India's case, the land mass is not that huge and the air fights will be at our doorsteps or just beyond. Design goals and tradeoffs may be different from tho...

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