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by Klaus
17 Mar 2014 10:57
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489436

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Did not quite get the furore over Sub. Swamy not getting a ticket to contest LS, he could get one of the few safe seats in Gujarat or Rajasthan. However, I concur with others here who say he is better suited for RS.
by Klaus
17 Mar 2014 10:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489436

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Amitbhai Shah is a "Frank Underwood" in making. Not now, but 5-10 years from now in a post namo bjp. :) Or a Francis Urquhart. His network creating efforts in the GV along with certain external thrusts will be necessary if Bharat is to avoid a Mughalistan future. Parallels to MT/IG are co...
by Klaus
16 Mar 2014 14:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 122940

Re: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing

partha wrote:As far as France!!

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France administers a few islands (many of them with no permanent habitation) in the Southern IOR, they include the Kerguelen & the Reunion islands.
by Klaus
14 Mar 2014 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 122940

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Singha ji, if its the case, then its the 2nd time in recent memory. The first being the bombs going off in NM's Patna rally.
by Klaus
14 Mar 2014 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 122940

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

What does PRC stand to gain by crashing an airliner of a third country (Malaysia) into its rival nation's (India) nuclear facilities, in return for a sacrifice of its 160 odd passengers? Kalpakkam & Kudankulam are far more likely targets than Vizag, the latter would have been an outright declara...
by Klaus
14 Mar 2014 18:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 122940

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Search area is being incrementally expanded to now include the entire BoB, this is getting very suspicious & reeks of a false-flag operation to carry out surveillance on Indian coastal assets (ATV, Kudankulam, INS Varsha etc).
by Klaus
14 Mar 2014 10:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 122940

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

^^^ True, however the Malacca's do not have them. Its not present along the peripheries of the ocean & to the same size & scale as the Atlantic & Pacific networks. Malaysia may have been arm-twisted into this & forced to cooperate or else...
by Klaus
14 Mar 2014 09:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 122940

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

This huge US & PRC presence in IOR is unsettling, its even possible that the West & PRC are covertly installing a SOSUS (Sound Surveillance System) in the only ocean which does not have it yet, so that it makes Indian SSBN's & SSN's sitting ducks like the Soviet subs in the GIUK gap befo...
by Klaus
14 Mar 2014 09:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489436

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/how-indias-pride-could-ramp-up-the-prejudice-20140312-34ml5.html Typical Aussie vitriol directed against anyone who has ignored them thus far, IMO rightfully so. All too common meme of wanting to cut the brown man to size if he's perceived to be rising. Uniform Civi...
by Klaus
13 Mar 2014 19:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 122940

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

AFAIK the three nations having satellite monitoring of the area are USA, PRC & India. The former 2 have north of 10 satellites each while India is supposed to have 1-2. So there are issues of H&D between US & PRC. While we are it, the flight could have headed over to Guam airbase under m...
by Klaus
13 Mar 2014 19:26
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489436

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Raising fresh Hindu capital will happen with de-linking of temples to government, something that has a very good chance of happening if NM comes to power. Distractions like AAP need to make way for the real debate on black-money to come to the fore. All of this may not happen before 2019, which is w...
by Klaus
11 Mar 2014 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 122940

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Plainly evident the Malaysians are not coming clean, 7.5 hours worth of fuel not enough for an Indian Ocean crossing to Somalia. Crossing to Oz also unlikely as their OTH would have raised the alarm as soon as flight crossed Indonesia. Which brings us to a theory of re-emergence of pirates in atolls...
by Klaus
11 Mar 2014 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 122940

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Looking on a map, the spot where the flight went off radar is equidistant from Malaysian waters off Sarawak, Kalimantan, Banda Aceh & the A&N islands.

Searching the Mallaca straits is a job straight out of hell.
by Klaus
11 Mar 2014 09:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585186

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Gagan brings Avionics Upgrades to India Ashok Lavasa, India's civil aviation secretary, says that the implementation of Gagan is projected to save the nation's operators and airlines a combined $10 million annually in fuel savings. Gagan, jointly developed by Airports Authority of India, the Indian...
by Klaus
10 Mar 2014 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 122940

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

The aircraft disintegrated at 35000 feet, somewhat contradicts earlier report of 20 km long oil slick. Differences come to the fore between Vietnam & Malaysia over the exact crash site, with Vietnamese rescue boats reporting having sighted a door. If its a terror attack, the Uighurs would be hig...
by Klaus
10 Mar 2014 16:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 217632

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

My BS meter went off when I read the terms "driving the ship", "slave class", "referred to as slaves" & the line about 2 inches of water sloshing around the deck area.
by Klaus
09 Mar 2014 11:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 751194

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Narayana Rao wrote:Aridaman is under construction - advanced stage? How many boats are under constructions at present?


No source but quite possible that ATV 3 & 4 are already under construction at Vadodara. INS Aridaman is supposed to have out-fitting going on.
by Klaus
09 Mar 2014 07:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 297650

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Britain's invaded all but 22 countries in the world The remainder have been included because the British were found to have achieved some sort of military presence in the territory – however transitory – either through force, the threat of force, negotiation or payment. Incursions by British pirate...
by Klaus
09 Mar 2014 06:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 751194

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Another pic relating to the Vizag accident

The accident is supposed to have taken place on the INS Aridaman dry-dock.
by Klaus
08 Mar 2014 11:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 267085

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Both Sukhoi Su-34 & Su-35 seem to be derived from the Su-27 Flanker design. Perhaps both of these will be on the table along with the Mig-35 to make up the numbers, approaching 140-160. The potential advantage could be great deal of commonality with the 'Super Sukhois', currently being upgraded....
by Klaus
07 Mar 2014 16:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1023
Views: 105597

Re: Non-Western Worldview

NYT on Ashkenazi Jews origins: The finding establishes that the women who founded the Ashkenazi Jewish community of Europe were not from the Near East, as previously supposed, and reinforces the idea that many Jewish communities outside Israel were founded by single men who married and converted lo...
by Klaus
07 Mar 2014 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Thailand Asia's only Colonial Holdout in the 19th century
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: Thailand Asia's only Colonial Holdout in the 19th centur

By calibrating PRC's response in the provinces of Yunnan & Guangxi, we will get an idea of the friction between the hegemons. Besides Olaf Caroe, it is also about the Golden Triangle drug trade (Yunnan, Northern Shan in Myanmar, Hong Kong) where the Yanquis are considered hostile intruding stran...
by Klaus
07 Mar 2014 14:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Thailand Asia's only Colonial Holdout in the 19th century
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: Thailand Asia's only Colonial Holdout in the 19th centur

Gulf of Thailand waters offer an entry into messy Indo-Chinese waters contested by PRC & ASEAN nations, while being free of contesting claims. It provides an ideal platform for any western naval power to tilt the equations in SCS. Infrastructure wise, the Gulf of Thailand coast including the Cam...
by Klaus
06 Mar 2014 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire
Replies: 322
Views: 14491

Re: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire

Cabling fires release Carbon Monoxide in a poor-Oxygen environment, however this does not debilitate/kill as quickly as Phosgene or Hydrogen Sulphide. Electrical cable fires are typically doused using portable Carbon dioxide extinguishers, the Ring Mains (Freon/Halon) is only activated (manually) if...
by Klaus
06 Mar 2014 19:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 5848
Views: 216939

Re: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections

Sonia was not dignosed for Cancer , she went to US to collect money bags for splitting AP, which could be used to form 3rd Front Govt. At center and break the alliance in 2-3 years and then resurrect shehzada as PM and get him married. Everything is going according to plan. She was determined to br...
by Klaus
27 Feb 2014 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire
Replies: 322
Views: 14491

Re: Navy Chief Resigns over Sindhuratna fire

During the trial period the compartments will be manned. If the halon discharge is automatic something is wrong. Failure then is why when the people were inside the compartments was the system on 'Auto discharge mode'? Even halon based release systems are usually not auto discharge. They are the la...
by Klaus
26 Feb 2014 09:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489436

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Any status updates on the FB-NewsLaundry-NDTV joint event which NaMo was slated to attend?
by Klaus
26 Feb 2014 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1
Replies: 593
Views: 41934

Re: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1

Not sure if its been posted elsewhere: Computational reading of Neo-Clausewitzian Theory Sometimes I wish Clausewitz had finished his book 'On War', would have been an invaluable work on the topic of totalitarianism, alongwith the other authors who wrote on the subject. The neo-Clausewitzian positio...
by Klaus
25 Feb 2014 22:52
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771573

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Saw a news report about several SS MLA's moving to NCP in MH. Strongly suspect that its either got to do with Pawarful (old wolf that he is) having foreseen the post-election arithmetic and found out that he indeed does have a shot at the chair (mostly third front with INC outside support configurat...
by Klaus
24 Feb 2014 19:16
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771573

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

never before have I seen such a mobilization. Not even RJB. the perceptive nationalists in the system have sniffed the incoming Indrashakti, I think. Siege mentality at work, polarization on both sides has given this the impetus. The antennas are fully out & it would be heartening to see H's co...
by Klaus
21 Feb 2014 21:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 5848
Views: 216939

Re: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections

Alternative is to go seperate country and invite funds from other countries - it has geographical location to sell that is worth a lot to US or Russia for example. Cannot believe the posts coming out of the forum these days. I expected BRFites to be made of sterner stuff but many posters I admire f...
by Klaus
15 Feb 2014 10:07
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 5848
Views: 216939

Re: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections

After some discussions on twitter with RSS Karyakartas in Telangana, who are fanatic about getting their "homeland" Telangana, it seemed to me that Telangana is really a project to recreate a state which exclusively glorifies the Nizam and his times. What is going to be the source of Tela...
by Klaus
22 Jan 2014 09:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 251814

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Raja Menon & Vipin Narang seem to be saying the same things with respect to the Indian strategic community, not sure if they are trying to goad out a response in which case it might be more eloquent to keep mum.
by Klaus
13 Jan 2014 22:28
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771573

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Hindsight is always 20/20 but IMO we on BR should have tracked the various communist factions across India as they left their underground shelters and silently crawled into the AAP "Hells Keep". It might not be too late if we manage to track down the main mass of followers who should be ma...
by Klaus
12 Jan 2014 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2011
Views: 190344

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

real question is does Japan or India have enough strategic leverage in their respective spheres to handle Uncle's retaliation in the event of any major military collaboration between Japan and India? Uncle has already pre-empted several moves in the IOR (Maldives) and has several planned counter mo...
by Klaus
08 Jan 2014 20:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV-D5 Launch status and post launch discussions
Replies: 471
Views: 26191

Re: GSLV-D5 Launch status and post launch discussions

Hiding of information, monopolising and commoditizing knowledge and deep secrecy about technology have always been the most potent weapons of all western powers. Britain and Spain rose to super power status based on their naval superiority. they remained powerful, not because they were great, but b...
by Klaus
08 Jan 2014 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2011
Views: 190344

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Indians can chip in with few more buys of US-2 and facilitating any which way may be with a complimentary base nearby. Japanese have displayed seriousness about such efforts at many places around the world. Japanese industrial houses can indeed partner on many defense projects, aero engines, large ...
by Klaus
08 Jan 2014 19:25
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 5848
Views: 216939

Re: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections

^^^ Muppalla ji, perhaps you are right. Its just that this particular "tide" of jihad has been timed to coincide with a period of frayed nerves, tense social conditions and intense psychological pressure amongst the masses in T, its historic neighboring districts (Bidar, Gulbarga, Bijapur,...
by Klaus
08 Jan 2014 16:57
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 5848
Views: 216939

Re: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections

I heard very disquieting reports about spread of foreign mafias in Hyderabad, in particular Russian ones! Nigerians in drug trade dominate. MIM is consolidating all muslims in all Andhra Pradesh and reaching out to Maha and Karnataka old Nizam areas. So my initial projections for MIM in the Hyderab...
by Klaus
08 Jan 2014 05:06
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489436

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

A few years back a radical Telugu speaker who was borught up in Maharastra region told us that Delhi has to be sacked again. We were shocked and then he went on to explain the whole logic. Since then I was told he and his friends went back to India and started a geo-political research center. Nothi...

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