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by Klaus
26 Jan 2010 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1955
Views: 238483

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

By focusing on Lebanese; isn't the discussion in Australia turned towards the topic of immigration in more comprehensive manner? They have plenty of land, is only the coastal regions inhabitable ? The population boom in Asia is sure to spread the Asians around. Just more takleef to the racists amon...
by Klaus
26 Jan 2010 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1955
Views: 238483

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

I have noticed people using Australia as a gateway to immigrate to the USA. The way this works is that people become Australians first and then take up jobs in the USA using the E-3 visa. It's more a way to get around US immigration restrictions in this case, than about any deficiency in their qual...
by Klaus
26 Jan 2010 17:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy Republic Day
Replies: 69
Views: 6491

Re: Happy Republic Day

Bharat Ganarajya ke saatve varsh me sabi Bharatiyo aur Bharat Rakshako ko mere taraf se haardik shubkamnayein!

Jai Bharatmata ki!
by Klaus
24 Jan 2010 18:12
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Spy Story – Generations
Replies: 153
Views: 23058

Re: Spy Story – Generations

Dileep sir, I do not know if you follow Tamil cinema at all but Kamal Hassan is attempting to make "Marmayogi", a movie based in the 8th century AD Tamil Nadu/Kerala and "Maruthanayagam", a period movie based on the life of Maruthanayagam Pillai or Mhd Yusuf Khan also in Tamil Na...
by Klaus
24 Jan 2010 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 527711

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

nachiket wrote:Why would an SSBN be part of a CBG? Did you mean SSN? AFAIK SSBNs are lone wolves and operate silently and alone to avoid detection.


Nachiket, my bad, I meant SSN, I should probably edit my post :oops:
by Klaus
24 Jan 2010 17:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II
Replies: 513
Views: 41221

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II

^^ For the cost of those useful MNCs to the environment - Coke, Monsanto esp., we could easily build heavy industry to develop infrastructure and generate sustainability. But I guess that kind of thinking is hard to ask for from our politicians. And why American MNCs, why not a good old german engi...
by Klaus
24 Jan 2010 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 527711

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

With the nuclear deal appearing to clearly demarcate the line between India's civilian and military nuclear programme, do the experts here have any details on how the recruitment process works for nuclear engineers who would be interested in joining the Naval Architectural Corps, considering that th...
by Klaus
24 Jan 2010 16:50
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 658820

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Rupesh wrote:Singha Saar...

can't wait 4 more.. A thermobaric bum exploding on the maulana's head will be nice


Such as the ruskie FOAB :D
by Klaus
23 Jan 2010 22:55
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 658820

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

^^^ Second that, in fact Singhaji was one of the first scenario writers (started off with the army coup of BD and capture of lady-PM), followed by Shankarji, Dileep and Bala. In fact, we had a few (2) female writers who started some interesting ones but they discontinued soon enough, dont know why?
by Klaus
23 Jan 2010 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co
Replies: 2267
Views: 203823

Re: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co

^^^ 5 visits to TSPA could've been managed through a multiple entry visa courtesy of Rana. It is the number of passports and their origin which is in serious question here. Did he fly direct from India to TSP or did he go through Dubai/Bangkok etc? If you remember well, there was political turmoil a...
by Klaus
23 Jan 2010 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co
Replies: 2267
Views: 203823

Re: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co

Lalmohan wrote:headley has done deals before, he is doing them again. this time he'll dangle someone big to the CIA and they will do whatever it takes to get it done - even if it turns out to be a damp squib.


Such as the "one-time drone lucky" Illyas Kashmiri or Abdur Rehman?
by Klaus
23 Jan 2010 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co
Replies: 2267
Views: 203823

Re: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co

He travels to Pakistan right after visiting India for 5 of his visits and since its in Sept 2009 that rana is trying to pass him off as white american to get multi entry paki visa its safe to deduce that headley either had another passport on his birth name valid till least up to 2009 which he used...
by Klaus
23 Jan 2010 20:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co
Replies: 2267
Views: 203823

Re: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co

If there are people with photoshop skills I would make one with one gray eye and other green and call it Face of Terror. Oddly enough, Jane Seymour a.k.a Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg, a former Bond girl (Live & Let Die, 1973) has one eye hazel and the other green! Apparently, this cond...
by Klaus
23 Jan 2010 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co
Replies: 2267
Views: 203823

Re: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co

Atleast you have some place to vent your anger on this! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=229408664147&ref=search&sid=100000420726280.1300129612..1&v=info But they've got Rana's mugshot there! :-o Btw, I wouldnt be surprised if this Headley character has had plastic surgery at some ...
by Klaus
23 Jan 2010 15:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II
Replies: 513
Views: 41221

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II

Strategic leadership is a never ending quest, it is like trying to find meaning in one's life. As far as Baba Ramdev's BSA mass campaign is concerned, it has certainly got many prepared minds in its followers, the intrinsic property of leadership implies that BSA's goals should be multilayered. This...
by Klaus
22 Jan 2010 08:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 612344

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

How do the latest versions of EDITED S-300 and S-400 systems, designed with the explicit intent to shoot down F-teen planes impact the tender? IMHO it would mean that none of the F-teen birds can even be based off Leh/Ladakh, there wopuld be scores of S-400 batteries waiting just across the LAC. Aru...
by Klaus
21 Jan 2010 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II
Replies: 513
Views: 41221

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II

^ You will have to combine-read all my 3 posts to see what I am getting at! I'm sorry I did not write it out in a single post as my train of thought was interrupted on that day. While I accept that Baba Ramdev is trying to change the status quo in more ways than one, the same does apply to the Dalai...
by Klaus
19 Jan 2010 19:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II
Replies: 513
Views: 41221

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II

In fact, there may be a hidden benefit to these "scientific-coolies" as some ppl here like to call them. If any of you know the routine within the elite business/management schools in India or anywher else, they teach you that it is more important to have good questions rather than good an...
by Klaus
19 Jan 2010 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II
Replies: 513
Views: 41221

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II

Thought leader Baba Ramdev's life under threat? There are plenty of people who have takleef with Ramdev Baba - not just multinational and Jihadist interests but also entrenched corrupt types. Ramdev Baba is a deeply subversive phenomenon. On the same note, you could also say that the Dalai Lama's l...
by Klaus
19 Jan 2010 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II
Replies: 513
Views: 41221

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II

So if India had developed "thought leaders" we should have instead have had a few civil wars, and then had a few guys write :(( novels on the horrors of these wars, like the gay cat-lover Ernest Hemingway. Maybe Ernestoswamy Hem Singh Way? For Whom The Bull Bellows ? In 1984, right after ...
by Klaus
18 Jan 2010 14:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Defence and Police forces in Indian Cinema
Replies: 128
Views: 35995

Re: Defence and Police forces in Indian Cinema

Speaking of Police movies....I am surprised no one mentioned the Nana Patekar starrer "Ab Tak Chhappan" That was a well made movie as well.... I second that. Very well made movie. Another good movie on police work was Gangajal . I thought that the Manoj Bajpai starrer "Shool" wa...
by Klaus
18 Jan 2010 14:04
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 658820

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

nrshah,

Thanks for the refresher, I stand corrected. I did get lost in the interpretation of Shankar's post and though he was alluding to a previous scenario, whereas in fact he was talking about Operation Cactus! 8)
by Klaus
18 Jan 2010 13:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Defence and Police forces in Indian Cinema
Replies: 128
Views: 35995

Re: Defence and Police forces in Indian Cinema

How could you ppl forget the Telugu movie "Karthavyam" starring "lady-superstar" Vijayashanthi? The story was based on Kiran Bedi and it won a National Award as well, personally i think it was a rather accurate depiction of her rise in the force. It was also translated into Tamil...
by Klaus
18 Jan 2010 11:00
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 658820

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

He expected the heavy weather to move in less than 48 hours so that [b]any quick air support mission Indians may plan will not be as successful as the last time .This means his troops will have at least 24 hours to take the key targets and then once theweather improves Chinese air efforts will supp...
by Klaus
16 Jan 2010 17:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 612344

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

India is unlikely to be able to wrangle a deal over DG as long as the US requires a base in the Indian Ocean. DG is a critical listening post as well. We'd fare better working with Mauritius or Madagascar (perhaps a short base for a carrier group). For purely geopolitical reasons, it would send out...
by Klaus
13 Jan 2010 12:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 612344

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

JSF and F-16 IN is just "carrot and donkey" tactics by US. Just to put us in an unfavorable situation in the future. If there is one piece of "real" strategic value that the IN should be interested in, it should be the acquisition of Diego Garcia! Ppl, I know that Diego is Brit p...
by Klaus
11 Jan 2010 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138459

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/45766/china-withdraws-palm-springs-fest.html Sorry about the slightly unrelated post, however the above article just goes to show that China will go to any extent to impose its will. A similar analogy is the murderer trying to wipe out all evidence of the crime.
by Klaus
11 Jan 2010 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China border watch
Replies: 83
Views: 30084

Re: China border watch

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/46170/china-grabs-indias-land.html#top

"Better to do in inches than in yards" is the Chinese philosophy which they seem to be implementing with great elan. :shock:
How are we going to return the favor? :-? :x :evil:
by Klaus
10 Jan 2010 03:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 612344

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I've posted this before and I'd like to get people's opinion on this. The JAS Gripen / Gripen NG is a high tech aircraft with several ground breaking techs in the networking and data sharing field. The plane is one of the most cheapest priced of the MRCA contenders. IMHO, India needs to ensure that...
by Klaus
05 Jan 2010 16:52
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 658820

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Truly, all the enthusiasts here on BRF have benefited a great deal from various scenarios posted by Shankar, Singha, Vivek, Dileep, Bala and others. I've gone through all the scenarios from Part 1 on and it is a treasure-trove of knowledge! Thank you and keep posting! You guys inspire us to get star...
by Klaus
31 Dec 2009 15:58
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 22585

Re: RIP B Harry

The nation as well the enthusiastic jingoes on BRF have lost a valuable contributor! One cannot but help imagine the heights that this person could have scaled if he had lived longer. My condolences go out to his grieving near and dear! Truly this is one person who lived life in his own distinct way...
by Klaus
28 Dec 2009 16:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 612344

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

If ppl on the forum have been reading the news about the Queen Elizabeth class carriers probably being sold to IN in not so distant future, the naval version of the Eurofighter Typhoon would be readily compatible with such a carrier, would'nt it? The IN could impact the MRCA in this manner in the s...
by Klaus
27 Dec 2009 12:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 612344

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

If ppl on the forum have been reading the news about the Queen Elizabeth class carriers probably being sold to IN in not so distant future, the naval version of the Eurofighter Typhoon would be readily compatible with such a carrier, would'nt it? The IN could impact the MRCA in this manner in the se...
by Klaus
23 Dec 2009 15:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 612344

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Another aspect which proves detrimental to the 2 candidates from the Us of A is the fact that they come with a lot of strings attached in "fine print". An incident of malicious spyware in US systems which cannot be remedied post technology transfer has also surfaced (I'll try and reference...
by Klaus
23 Dec 2009 14:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 612344

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

One has to study the lift (payload) vs range capability at high altitudes to decide the winner isnt it? I think testing at Leh will be the key determinant in the MRCA contest and the IAF will select the bird which offers them a sustained force projection advantage over the PLAAF in Tibet!
by Klaus
21 Dec 2009 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138459

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

Klaus - you might also be aware that hannibal had to forcibly subdue several large gaulish tribes in large battles with heavy casualties before he could even get into the alps. his losses in the mountains were also severe. following his initial successes in italy when the romans were disorganised, ...
by Klaus
19 Dec 2009 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138459

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

@ Lalmohan: With ref to Hannibal, i was hinting more at the audacity of his campaign rather than anything else. Besides, i did not know of this facility. Thanks for enlightening me. Methinks that using the airbase in the CIS nation will give us direct access to a Uighur stronghold from where we can ...
by Klaus
19 Dec 2009 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138459

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

i have a humble suggestion:

We could send in a highly discreet Special Ops team of IA/IAF or both through Myanmar to carry out "seek and destroy" missions in the Chengdu military bases/airfields. Got this idea from the movie "Munich" and from Vivek Ahuja sirs scenario page!
by Klaus
19 Dec 2009 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138459

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

i guess we can learn a lot from Hannibal's campaign against the Roman Empire, when he caught them unawares by creeping on them from the north through the Alps as opposed to the South (via the sea route and Sicily). The IAF could use the Fakhnor Aini Airbase in Tajikistan in such a campaign, can it n...
by Klaus
19 Dec 2009 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 138459

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

Since tanks and armored vehicles are not going to be practical in Tibet Take a look at Tibet from North Sikkim! Billiard Table!! About the tanks and other heavy stuff, their engines will have a tough time breathing in those altitudes unless they are modified in some radical way. And getting them to...

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