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by RoyG
19 May 2010 19:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 358028

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Peter Schiff's illustrated book is out entitled "How an economy grows an why it crashes". Based on the Austrian school of economics, it exposes the fraud of keynesian economics that the federal reserve is trying hard to keep under wraps with secrecy. The storyline is simple enough for a c...
by RoyG
17 May 2010 23:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630170

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Can we on BR create mass awareness about Arjun?

How about a petition, facebook group, youtube?
by RoyG
17 May 2010 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 318795

Re: The Red Menace

^^I agree. I sometimes wonder whether the party will split. Internal tussling spills out into the open just about every week now.
by RoyG
17 May 2010 18:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630170

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

124? BAHAHAHAHAHA!

Arjun fans - Rest easy, be breezy!
by RoyG
15 May 2010 00:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630170

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

FMBT = Arjun MKIII?

Arjun MKI and MKII should make up the bulk of our armor and the majority of the existing T series tanks should be slowly phased out.
by RoyG
14 May 2010 20:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630170

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Yup, everyone lets wait for mark II then mark III then .... While the IA quickly buys two to three thousand tanks from Russia. This will be one of the biggest scams - several times the magnitude of the Bofors scam but in this case will shake the core of IA. Therefore patience is not an option. The ...
by RoyG
13 May 2010 21:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 245033

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2

Manny wrote:I thought this is an important video to watch.

"What Girls in pak think about India "

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpbBIdu9 ... re=related

Don't stop half way, watch the whole thing.

Manny


Unfortunately they aren't in any position to challenge the PA.
by RoyG
13 May 2010 19:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 385164

Re: Indian Interests

Caste as we know it today is a colonial construct. Reforming caste? The government should just leave it alone. Let the people decide what it means and I'm sure it'll go away for the most part. Active forms of tolerance just end up making things a whole lot worse. Let's not secularize caste. Why can'...
by RoyG
12 May 2010 21:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 500983

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Vina the T-90 Bishma can fire the 125 mm Mk2 rounds from DRDO and thats sufficient to take out what we would face Net-Net, the 120mm rifled gun in the Arjun fires a far better and effective APFSDS than the 125mm smooth bore on the T90. That blows a massive hole in your theory of T-90 smooth bore an...
by RoyG
12 May 2010 18:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 318795

Re: The Red Menace

Maoists are misguided ideologues: Digvijay Karan Thapar , CNN-IBN Posted on May 12, 2010 at 18:16 New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh believes the Maoists are “misguided ideologues” and though the country must oppose their violence the rebels not terrorists. Singh was speaking to Karan...
by RoyG
12 May 2010 18:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 455940

Re: Global Economy

Several months back I wrote that almost all the indicators for US economic recovery are in place except the job market. It seems the final piece of the recovery has fallen in the place. As with all the previous recoveries most reported economic data would be continuously revised upwards. People com...
by RoyG
11 May 2010 23:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 790
Views: 201373

Re: A Nation on the March

Glad to hear that Anand finally won. Heard his journey to Sofia took 40 hrs!
by RoyG
11 May 2010 21:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 385164

Re: Indian Interests

Muslim man's wedding void if woman fails to convert, says HC PTI, May 11, 2010, 07.38pm IST ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad High Court has held that a Muslim man's marriage to a woman of another religion shall be considered void and against the tenets of Islam if he fails to get her converted to the relig...
by RoyG
11 May 2010 21:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bull or Bear
Replies: 23
Views: 2735

Re: Bull or Bear

Interesting hypothesis Neshant. But why a new industry is needed for recovery to happen? why can't existing industries grow at top end in US? What existing industries lol? We generally manufacture Hi-Tech products which don't require mass employment. Everything else is either private service sector...
by RoyG
11 May 2010 20:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 912032

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Read lines two and three of my post. Ofcourse the US has interests in India. It also has interests in our neighbors (Pakistan). Hence, restrictions may arise in the event of a conflict. Again, exercising a bit of caution doesn't hurt when dealing with the US. It also doesn't mean that those who buy...
by RoyG
11 May 2010 03:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 912032

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Caution shouldn't be equated with cowardice. Nobody here thinks the US will wage war on India. Conflict with our neighbors may jeopardize US interests. Therefore, restrictions on supply and use of tech may be exercised. Quit being a buffoon and grow up! you mean to say US has no interests in India?...
by RoyG
10 May 2010 20:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bull or Bear
Replies: 23
Views: 2735

Re: Bull or Bear

Throwing money at the problem will only delay and worsen the economic collapse of the west. I find it funny that some people here in the US still think we can prevent it. We don't produce anything except arms to help our military dissuade countries from diversifying oil transactions out of the dolla...
by RoyG
10 May 2010 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 912032

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

so many cowards who keep worrying about what US will do to India. Fact is they cant do anything to us, they will neither risk escalation or war with India, they know they have nothing to gain from war with India. Even Brahmos integration on MKI needed Russian permission/consultation and we couldnt ...
by RoyG
08 May 2010 20:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 912032

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

What kinda things?
by RoyG
07 May 2010 19:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 370775

Re: Geopolitical thread

Stephen Cohen talks about "Irrelevance of India's military power". http://acdis.illinois.edu/students/courses-current/focal-point-seminar/Cohen-India.html/ A bit too simplistic. Incorrect dates. Stupid title. Agree with him on bureaucratic interference. Feel like inviting him to BRF. One ...
by RoyG
07 May 2010 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 360095

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

^^How is it that they were even able to get telecom contracts in the first place? :roll:
by RoyG
07 May 2010 01:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 500983

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Which tank was able to hit more targets in the latest comparative trial? That is irrelevant to the discussion, since we are not talking of the tank here, just the canon (not the FCS, the stabilization etc etc) uh k. I was just highlighting the fact that the gun did its job in helping deliver muniti...
by RoyG
06 May 2010 18:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 54431

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

Here I am presuming that a synchronous check will take hours {to cross check with the centralized data base} A background check will happen asynchronously and if the system finds a duplicate entry (matching finger prints, IRIS etc) then the system locks both the accounts. Then I [and my duplicate] ...
by RoyG
06 May 2010 18:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 500983

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Which tank was able to hit more targets in the latest comparative trial? If standardization of main gun is a must then why not mate the rifled gun to the T-90? The T-90 could benefit from a Sabra type upgrade incorporating more tech from Arjun. Has the army expressed its dissatisfaction with the rif...
by RoyG
05 May 2010 19:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 500983

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Why only 300-500? The arjun tank is superior to the T-90 in it's present configuration and should therefore be inducted in higher numbers. MKII development should take place alongside production and not after so we can start churning them out sooner. We should also try to rope in the private industr...
by RoyG
05 May 2010 18:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 126894

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Woohoo the old template is back. :)

* I think the BR logo should be enlarged.
by RoyG
05 May 2010 07:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 500983

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

We're all nationalists. Nothing wrong with conflicting views. It's just that the direction in which this debate is being led by the opposition is a bit much. At this point, there isn't much to debate about. I feel its a done deal judging by the trials and tech specs and all that's left now is an ord...
by RoyG
05 May 2010 00:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 500983

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I feel like the arjun vs t90 debate has reached its end for now. I along with most posters feel that the arjun is indeed superior judging by tech specs and trial exercises and should therefore comprise the backbone of our armor. For whatever reason T supporters feel otherwise? I'm still confused as ...
by RoyG
01 May 2010 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 258213

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II

True. According to Thaparites, syncretic tendencies were strong when the state was not secular. The "Hindu" rulers and regime sof pre-Islamic India were supposed to have actively and kindly welcomed totally peaceful proselytizers of Islam and various syncretic forms developed. Similarly t...
by RoyG
01 May 2010 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 258213

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II

I find the pie chart quite interesting. Aren't Muslims supposed to make up at least 15% of the population? If so, have they also witnessed a decrease? I have many Muslim and Christian Indian friends and funny thing is they're not religious at all. They all smoke marijuana, drink, eat pork, etc. It's...
by RoyG
01 May 2010 12:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1133674

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

2015 :eek:
by RoyG
30 Apr 2010 22:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II
Replies: 513
Views: 40886

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II

Chidambaram’s saffron pal Sankar Ray First Published : 30 Apr 2010 12:53:00 AM IST Last Updated : 30 Apr 2010 01:47:00 AM IST BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley’s full-throated support for Union home minister P Chidambaram from in the upper house of Parliament on April 15 came as no surprise to tho...
by RoyG
30 Apr 2010 07:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 500983

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

niran wrote:
RoyG wrote: Soon the arjun will become menopausal and unworthy of standing in the presence of the FMBT with its glorious 152!


why not increase it to 155 and solve the need for Artillery.


Sure, why not?
by RoyG
30 Apr 2010 01:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 500983

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

well said RoyG So lets move with Tank Ex and more and we will have commonality :D Suryaji, Tank-Ex is inferior to T-90. I am speaking of Tank-Ex Mark II. No need for continuation...We need to work with a more contemporary model which has major upgrade potential for the future! That said, Tank Ex Mk...
by RoyG
29 Apr 2010 23:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 500983

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

T-fans are now resorting to nitpicking. This is a real debate on technical issues for a change, an engineering project is nothing but a 1000 nitpicks put together. Grow up people. Sorry for stating the obvious. Indeed it is time for all of us to grow up. How about fitting the Arjun Turret on a T-90...
by RoyG
29 Apr 2010 22:48
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 758928

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

^^I feel the same way. If this is a deliberate leak to thwart a SeS, it makes you wonder if she was a small fish in the grander scheme of things. The timing of the seemingly damaging leaks are keeping this affair alive and do not instill much confidence into the public about the dialogue process. So...
by RoyG
29 Apr 2010 22:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 500983

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

The army wants the ability to fire HESH and penetration rounds.

Our rifled gun meets this requirement perfectly.

The fact that it is rifled hasn't been an issue for them.

So what exactly is the problem?

T-fans are now resorting to nitpicking.

Why bother convincing?
by RoyG
29 Apr 2010 08:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 126894

Re: BR Forum Feedback

The rim of the BR logo looks a little funky.

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