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by habal
05 Jan 2020 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 674609

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

my guess is IAFs priorities lie in obtaining western platforms for maximum baksheesh and safe sorties . I mean a pilot has to log x flying hours any given year, and their reasoning may be rather than using russian or Indian systems the best, most risk averse and safest possible option is to use west...
by habal
05 Jan 2020 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 674609

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

there is only one way out, IAF must be forced into a war and then we can see how they fumble and stumble with their handful of western goldplaters against a few dozens of chinese silver/bronze platers in any theatre. Reality will hit them hard very quick.
by habal
05 Jan 2020 10:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221421

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Iran may first detonate a nuclear device or even a dirty device before any overt or covert retaliation.
by habal
04 Jan 2020 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5262
Views: 1089875

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

cheen makes a lot of noise based on their NPT status access to western tool and die replicating mass production tech, but they tend to hurtle harmlessly when it comes to focussed research. Then they will want to copy the missing bits, but then again mere copying is insufficient in getting grip of tu...
by habal
04 Jan 2020 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5262
Views: 1089875

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

that is one clean looking engine. I have to admit this, I love the incremental way our scientists scrape and nibble at improving their turbofan tech without much hype and hoopla at x variations and n+1 iterations. At some point of time in future they will come up with a credible and high-performing ...
by habal
04 Jan 2020 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221421

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

technically they can keep on going playing both assasin and avenger until the bear steps in and 'err whats going on here', just like in syria. the fascinating aspect of this strike is that it gives opportunities to adversaries to shut out usa from the mideast altogether. Just wargame any scenario fr...
by habal
03 Jan 2020 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221421

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

tactically this assasination of solaimani by US is a blunder. It justifies Iranian retaliation on US or Israel and they cannot attack Iran beyond a limit after which China, Russia & allies step in (if they want to establish themselves as major players in gulf) and solidify the red lines. Iran wi...
by habal
03 Jan 2020 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221421

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

that is always us strategy, to create unstability and chaos in asia. Sadly the asian powers are all caught up in small minded games to prevent us from creating mischief in region.
by habal
03 Jan 2020 17:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221421

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Kurds are turncoats, they join hands and fight with isis whenever their interest suits them.
by habal
03 Jan 2020 16:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221421

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/china-russia-iran-joint-naval-drills-191227183505159.html this was just a week ago. message is to middle east countries, russia & china cannot be your benefactors and cannot come to your rescue. guess who should then come to irans support once it does some ...
by habal
03 Jan 2020 15:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221421

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

mid-east is a cake, guy with biggest gun will take this cake.
by habal
03 Jan 2020 15:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221421

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

muhandis who was killed in this strike along with qasem soleimani is the most influential military leader in iraq who fought against isis. I would rate him even higher than soleimani as far as western iraq and eastern syria is concerned.
by habal
03 Jan 2020 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 832
Views: 242592

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

extremely uncomfortable with the fact of having exclusively american engines for even drawing board platforms.
by habal
03 Jan 2020 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221421

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Qasim Suleimani, is a classic case of a competent third-world guy, who thought he can take on the white man in death dealing. At one point, he made all the right moves, but his political system did not give him enough political advise on when to back off, after he made his point. Let us see what Pe...
by habal
03 Jan 2020 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1612
Views: 221421

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

this has nothing to do with Trump, this is the deep state acting against key people who foiled their Syrian plans. IRGC general was key in foiling plans of isis/nusra and their collaborators in Syria, so they have been eying him for pretty long time. He and Putin were key in reversing all isis gains...
by habal
01 Jan 2020 16:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5970
Views: 757091

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

yechury was sent to nepal to deal with prachanda, who had usurped power in maoist rebellion. Yechury's negotiation prevented prachanda from turning nepal into a communist state and kept the kingdom as a republic with representative parliamentary form of govt appointed through elections. . The Hindu...
by habal
01 Jan 2020 14:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5970
Views: 757091

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

yechury was sent to nepal to deal with prachanda, who had usurped power in maoist rebellion. Yechury's negotiation prevented prachanda from turning nepal into a communist state and kept the kingdom as a republic with representative parliamentary form of govt appointed through elections.
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by habal
10 Dec 2019 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 706319

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

CONgress is like Dems in USA - moving deeper into left eventually alienating the voters due to the sheer stupidity of their stand. Congress became like that when it lost it's grassroots leaders like Nehru, Patel, Indira, Shastri and was usurped by a foreigner who couldn't feel the pulse of Indian p...
by habal
07 Dec 2019 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1555
Views: 351237

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Khurram Husain
@KhurramHusain
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11h
"Body of British national who was born and raised in UK and had no connection with Pakistan is flown to AJK to be buried in his ancestral village."

There. Happy?

#DawnNews
by habal
06 Dec 2019 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4797
Views: 643807

Re: Internal Security Watch

One curious point to note is that in both nirbhaya case and in the priyanka case, the rapists belong to the transportation sector. The transport sector in India (both passenger and freight) is notorious for bribing local police and bribing their way out of interstate traps set on them by local autho...
by habal
28 Nov 2019 17:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1555
Views: 351237

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

six months conditional extension granted. This looks like a new game.
by habal
26 Nov 2019 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 706319

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Vikas wrote:Who is to say what is Dharma and what is Adharma. I don't think we ordinary mortals can judge the subtle ways of Dharma so we do our Karma.


this is my understanding as well.
by habal
26 Nov 2019 17:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 706319

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

he 'almost' lost isn't same as lost. Yes, ED will come knocking for sure and we will hear of various anti-migrant and valentine day attacks from maharashtra and channels will have field day maligning bmc, roads, farmers and corruption. But govt will survive if they are disciplined. One difference in...
by habal
26 Nov 2019 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 706319

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Maharashtra has never had a mid-term poll ever since elections started being held. Once a party/coalition is sworn in it lasts for entire term. For now SP is the chankya and AS is the fastest mover off the block. For now.
by habal
26 Nov 2019 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 706319

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

As per fineprint of supreme court order, the pro-tem speaker has no authority to adjudicate on eligibility of party whip.

this is reason for all this buzz
by habal
26 Nov 2019 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 706319

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

mukul rohatgi had asked for 3 days from the supreme court before floor test. And he has got his request granted because he got sunday, monday, tuesday. And opp had asked for floor test with vote division videographed and they have got that also. Now key is selection of pro-tem speaker. If pro-tem sp...
by habal
26 Nov 2019 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1555
Views: 351237

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

he may have leaked location of jalaluddin haqqani, who was killed in air strike last year.
by habal
23 Nov 2019 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1555
Views: 351237

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

SSG Commandu got his 72 in Islamabad. Some sources saying mobile snatching incident gone wrong, but that’s unusual for Isloo. NSFW pic - https://twitter.com/islaamabad/status/1197738677167894528?s=21 What kind of commando is he that he cannot tackle a road side mobile snatcher who more then likely ...
by habal
20 Nov 2019 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5262
Views: 1089875

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Again 110kN is an extremely tall order for a medium class engine needed for the AMCA. Even a heavyweight engine like the AL-31 for our MKI is 123kN. Right now neither the US nor Russia have a medium engine of that power. The closest is the F414 at 100kN. The F404 powering the Tejas is at 80kN. We c...
by habal
15 Nov 2019 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1555
Views: 351237

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

salman taseer's mother was british.
by habal
13 Nov 2019 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 627356

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Vikas wrote:Have people from other states started buying land and marrying women from J&K ?
Just asking ??


Since net is down kashmiri women are not able to post profiles on shaadi.com and neither are suitors able to contact them on fb or whatsapp.
by habal
11 Nov 2019 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 547942

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

some other nuggets: @ 7:30 Imran asks why the fields are burnt, someone responds that it used to have rice. Imran replies so what, has the rice been lost in floods, firdous ashiq awan responds that it has been burnt like in punjab. Brig Ijaz Shah quips that the farmers burning paddy waste in Jalandh...
by habal
11 Nov 2019 18:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 547942

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

around 12:00, there is a remark by brig Ijaz Shah, like 'look we changed the course of the ravi river to build kartarpur' Imran responds, 'can't believe this is pakistan, we built all this in 9 months that too in pakistan', everything including a 1km bridge over river ravi. around 13:00 Imran says '...
by habal
11 Nov 2019 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 547942

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

trans: where is our sidhu ?? ha ha what am I saying, 'our sidhu' !! btw has he arrived yet ?? Firdaus ashiq awan, the only lady in the bus is seen engaging Sunny Deol in casual conversation and also seen is the bald headed wearing blackrim spectacles Aneel Musarrat, Imran's friend from England who i...
by habal
11 Nov 2019 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 547942

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Imran being taken on guided tour of kartarpur and the way he asks questions it is obvious he is just a spectator and has no idea what is going on where. All works is being guided from elsewhere. From 20:00 onwards the Indian delegation of Sidhu, Captain & Sunny Deol join him. sometime before 20:...
by habal
07 Nov 2019 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 706319

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

central cadre equivalent

DIG -> Dep Secretary
IG -> Jt Secretary
Adgp -> Addt Secretary
dgp -> Sec
by habal
05 Nov 2019 13:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1494
Views: 186956

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

The successors of Sakthan were feeble, so naturally the Mappilas would have got back to cow slaughter with a vengeance. Tippu came, defeated Samuthiri and force converted many people and made them eat beef. So, there was no real administrative opposition to Muslims and Xtians eating beef in the nor...
by habal
05 Nov 2019 12:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 547942

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

difference between 2014 dharna and 2019 azadi march as per Hamid Mir.

by habal
03 Nov 2019 07:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 547942

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

containers set up to block roads have become quarters for azadi marchers. https://twitter.com/Gu79264?s=20 This is why it is impossible not to chuckle at Terroristanis. Their hardy improvising nature would be so lovable if they weren't such sh1theads. Hot breakfast fresh off the portable stove, on ...
by habal
02 Nov 2019 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 547942

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

containers set up to block roads have become quarters for azadi marchers.

https://twitter.com/GulBukhari/status/1 ... 79264?s=20

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