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by Klaus
06 Jan 2014 03:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2011
Views: 190308

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Have there been any updates on Japanese Navy's plans to build a naval base near Djibouti to tackle Somali piracy? Depending upon the endurance, the US-2 could be used for ASW and a Medium Range Marine Patrol aircraft, wonder whether Indians will be allowed to change the avionics and other suites req...
by Klaus
05 Jan 2014 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1524
Views: 121511

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

IIRC, Shyamd used to refer to a certain airstrip in Oman being used by IAF and IN's air-arm, wonder if the Tu-142's used the facility for this homecoming of INS Vikramaditya. It would explain why the flotilla made its way up to the Persian Gulf.

BTW, great pictures!
by Klaus
03 Jan 2014 22:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1488779

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

Jihad 3.0 = post USA withdrawal from Afghanistan with hordes attacking LoC? Or is it jihad in Ganga valley for Mughlistan. Got to have clear picture to deal with it. Chinese expansionism: steps taken to nullify Chinese threat, preparation over decades to defend IOR, free access to cheap Chinese goo...
by Klaus
02 Jan 2014 21:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434703

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Fiat stocks surge after Chrysler acquisition & merger. Fiat said the long-awaited agreement included a $1.75 billion cash payment for the 41 per cent stake that has been held by the VEBA fund of the US auto worker's union United Automobile Workers since Chrysler's bankruptcy procedure. What was...
by Klaus
01 Jan 2014 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1524
Views: 121511

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Indonesia is a huge chain of islands stretching to irian jaya that lies just north of australia. unless we have 2-3 strong bases in indonesia itself or a fleet of 5 LHDs strung out in a line, I dont see any of the above as realistic. Anything related to having presence in Indonesia will mean that I...
by Klaus
30 Dec 2013 06:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 251682

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

@ partha, the A3 Republic day parade pic is the Army's scheme of Arid Desert, not SFC.

Btw, the Hindu article says that A3 weight reduced by 22 tonnes, i.e new weight of 28 tonnes from the original 50 tonnes.
by Klaus
26 Dec 2013 15:38
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1488779

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

thats what I thought so too. he looks like a loyal Shishya now reporting back to his incapacitated Guru about mission accomplished :mrgreen: history will tell us the truth of what dark forces this man vanquished just as history has been much kinder to one PVN Rao...remember in his day used to be th...
by Klaus
26 Dec 2013 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1524
Views: 121511

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

even with a stable number of 3 carriers, 1 will be nearing retirement always, 1 will be nearing MLU/heavy upkeep ... so we need be building 1.5 new carriers always to reach a stable number of 5 or 6 active carriers someday. we need land (not sure if it exists in kochi shipyard) and we need atleast ...
by Klaus
25 Dec 2013 15:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Africa News and Discussion
Replies: 453
Views: 56475

Re: India-Africa News and Discussion

UN backs 6000 additional trrops for South Sudan. Coming close on the heels of the deaths of Dharmesh Sangwan and two other UN peacekeepers of Indian origin in the newly formed state of South Sudan, wracked by ethnic strife after partition from majority Islamic Northern Sudan. But the vote only incr...
by Klaus
21 Dec 2013 13:42
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1488779

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

RE: JJ's PM ambitions. Its still not set in stone that 2014 is going to go NaMo or even the BJP way. IMO, rate of political activity and political turn-over actually increases when the INC is weak, or indeed in places where INC is altogether absent, thus one should welcome any such indication which ...
by Klaus
21 Dec 2013 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1524
Views: 121511

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Is there a possibility that India might be able to pick up one of the to be mothballed, under construction QE class A/C in the future? Could buy for a percentage of the current price too. If the UK does not find buyers (its economy is not getting better anyway), then it might find itself in a desper...
by Klaus
10 Dec 2013 19:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 251682

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Latest piece of news on the K4 & K5 confirms the Arihant class will be proper SSGN's like the Ohio class of the USN.
by Klaus
10 Dec 2013 19:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 251682

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

merlin wrote:Lots of missile tests, K-4, A3, A4 and A5. All good.


I would've expected the A4 to be tested before the K4, still not clear as to the exact doctrinal role of the A3.

Wonder if there will be a true-blue SLBM in an as yet undeclared project (K6 for example)?
by Klaus
09 Dec 2013 21:15
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771225

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Apparently K'taka CM having a round of tense arguments with Maino in Delhi, on governor HG Bharadwaj. The faultlines in K'taka INC just gets wider by the day.
by Klaus
08 Dec 2013 19:10
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1488779

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

^^^ RajeshA ji, I tend to buy the hypothesis that while SG's INC is heavily influenced by EU lobby, the AAP project is a work of the Great Khans, today's election has ensured that the baton has passed from the EU lobby to the Khans in a small but symbolic manner.
by Klaus
08 Dec 2013 13:05
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771225

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

^^^ If BJP wins CHG, nothing can wrench it away from them in the near future, EVM rigging notwithstanding.
by Klaus
08 Dec 2013 12:40
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771225

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

RajeshA wrote:
SwamyG wrote:CHG.....Is Rajinder Bhatia, from Khujji leading in one seat the rebel BJP leader? Would he join the mother ship?


Yes he is a BJP rebel!


BJP might need to start talking to him as well as BSP now. Keep their frinemies close!
by Klaus
08 Dec 2013 12:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771225

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

NIC: BJP 1 seat won in CHG, 49-38 now.
by Klaus
08 Dec 2013 12:29
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771225

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

NIC changed from 50-38 to 47-40 now.
by Klaus
08 Dec 2013 11:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771225

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

As I had posted earlier, INC is in the lead even in CHG industrial, semi-urban areas of Bilaspur & Korba. Bastar was always a worry.
by Klaus
08 Dec 2013 11:42
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771225

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Looks like lag in 4 seats of Bastar area is causing the entire state to slip away from BJP.
by Klaus
08 Dec 2013 11:24
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771225

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

INC will get a good take-away if they seal CHG, helps them in Telengana as well due to neighboring influence.
by Klaus
08 Dec 2013 11:00
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771225

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

CHG: NIC shows 45-44 favor of BJP. Hung assembly.
by Klaus
08 Dec 2013 10:31
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771225

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

CGH Bilaspur-Korba industrial districts in firm hands of Congress, while the BJP is the one viewed as pro-industrial!
by Klaus
08 Dec 2013 10:15
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771225

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Congress opposition will be PITA for Dr Raman Singh in his new term by the looks of it.
by Klaus
05 Dec 2013 21:31
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1488779

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

sunnyP wrote:Article 370: Narendra Modi challenged by Omar Abdullah for a debate


OA took the bait, good. This debate if presented well, will more than anything else will ensure a presidential style runoff in 2014.
by Klaus
05 Dec 2013 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1524
Views: 121511

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

In some ways, India is actually better off trying to obtain island bases in the IOR (Diego Garcia for eg) rather than large CBG's. 3 CBG's with 3-4 island atolls having facilities for large airbases and naval facilities would secure the entire IOR for India.
by Klaus
28 Nov 2013 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1524
Views: 121511

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

In the future, India (specifically the Naval Air Arm) will certainly be able to base aircraft from any of the ASEAN countries on the SCR littorals. And there is the potential for using long range supersonic bombers too... 2 CBG's should be able to effectively seal off the northern IOR from the Weste...
by Klaus
09 Nov 2013 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 153665

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Methinks that MAVEN is using the high energy route owing to a development of a NASA comfort zone with successes in ejecting objects on earth-solar escape trajectories (Voyager 1, Voyager 2, New Horizons). Orbiting any object between Venus and Saturn orbits is fraught with similar complications. ISRO...
by Klaus
08 Nov 2013 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 153665

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

After Mars, it should be Saturn's moon Titan on the list. I would guess the real significance of the methane detector, to be used for studying prospective space colonies either on Saturnian moon system or Jovian moons (specially Europa). Even Ganymede with a magnetosphere could be a surprise candida...
by Klaus
05 Nov 2013 14:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 153665

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Congratulations ISRO! Vande Mataram!
by Klaus
25 Aug 2013 16:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Dawood Ibrahim & Underworld Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 42054

Re: Dawood Ibrahim & Underworld Watch Thread

D bhai will have to 'sacrifice' one of his pieces if he wishes to hold out for longer. This battle is set to end where it all started onlee... The tea leaves tell me that the half-Arab will win over the secular dispensation of Dilli, while the native is left all alone, classic opportunism and mercan...
by Klaus
08 Jul 2013 10:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 261797

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Any info on what the ideal sourcing mix should be for the Indian context (Oil:LNG:Coal Seam Gas: Shale Gas:Locally Produced etc)?
by Klaus
08 Jul 2013 09:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bodh Gaya Blasts : July 7 2013
Replies: 148
Views: 3764

Re: Bodh Gaya Blasts : July 7 2013

The NIA again makes it a point to arrive to shut the stable door after the steed has bolted. Suffice to say that all evidence will disappear into the 'black hole' yet again.
by Klaus
05 Jul 2013 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 257972

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

^^^ One could argue that the narrative was already set with Western reporting and spin on female infanticide and the resultant "single young angry male" either resorting to warfare with friendly neighbors or internal mayhem. Of course, there are not too many who would question this Western...
by Klaus
05 Jul 2013 06:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2013 Egypt Coup - Morsi ousted
Replies: 137
Views: 3481

Re: 2013 Egypt Coup - Morsi outsed

^^^ Iran will then make sure that Kurdistan is well propped up before it goes down.
by Klaus
30 Jun 2013 19:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth
Replies: 8372
Views: 372620

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth

Manish_Sharma ji, link belongs here as there are videos of Graham Hancock elucidating on the same. While I think this link is a more accurate description of the "Kumari-Kandam" concept, I used to differ with exaggerations in earlier blogs, which labeled it as a sunken continent and claimed...
by Klaus
19 Jun 2013 00:56
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1488779

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

Here is a thought... Yes, the threshold may just be higher for BJP for the forseeable future, that is hardly surprising. Even the numbers thrown around for 2014 indicate that. However, for the INC to "roll up its sleeves" and do some heavy lifting in the regions you have mentioned, it wil...
by Klaus
18 Jun 2013 23:26
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1488779

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

ramana wrote: And all K needs is the license to loot.


Shame! KHAM= Sham.

Which is why it is about the right time to re-introduce Parasurama.
by Klaus
18 Jun 2013 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India in South East Asia
Replies: 202
Views: 18443

Re: India in South East Asia

Thailand seems to be fast developing into another of those proxy battlefields like Myanmar. The British connection is strong and prominent in both countries when protest against army+one political faction by another political faction turns up. Any ideas about the possibility? Moreover, Indian voice...

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