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by Kavu
10 Apr 2010 03:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 472062

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

ok - it also does not mean its not QPQ? Anyway this is probably OT for this thread. Look forward to hearing from you why the IAF decisions are infallible according to you, and what use will the C17s be put to? You and I dont know, what they know, and what are their intentions for the future. Region...
by Kavu
10 Apr 2010 03:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 472062

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

To what purpose. What does the IAF intend to carry in that wide-body? Other than the Arjun, IA MBTs can be carried on the IL76's. In any country the air-force is not the last word on what is purchased. They should have a say (a large say), but we as citizens have every right to ask what is the purp...
by Kavu
10 Apr 2010 03:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 472062

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Why search for conspiracies, when India has grown, and is looking for Strategic Reach;isnt it quite evident, India of past is not India of today, with or without the Nuclear Deal.
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 23:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 946375

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Any country which sells us arms, that too has 70% footprint in our complete Armed Forces equipment, has enormous and unwarranted strategic leverage over us, it was tolerable when we were a nobody, but we arent that anymore.
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 23:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 472062

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Kavu ji, Your sentiments are commendable but what if our own make us all poodles? Sorry for being harsh. You are not the only patriot in India. Certainly people who have dedicated their lives to social as well as military service, one can argue are better placed than you. Like just a few goras rule...
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

There are parallel consequences, developments and unintended issues which crop up when eradicating the maoist, can the destruction of maoist in India, give proper care to the Tribals. the answer is NO. It has nothing to do with Political will, Congressmen and military men being secret commies or any...
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

I didn't really get you there. I don't see where he's gone wrong with regard to his handling of the media. He's made it clear that just bringing up the issue of talks in context of the CRPF encounter was plainly a defeatist attitude. The Maoists know if they wants talks, they need to commit to disa...
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

kavu, Do you really think any party can ever be banned in our country? The solution is not banning outfits or partys. The solution is to have a security culture in our country. We need to have a security force well equipped and well trained under one central command which reports only to the Home M...
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

Any source for this? The dynasty prefers to back the left wingers and NGOs, which is why I think Chidambaram is in a soup. I suggest you take Political affiliations out of this, Congress nor the dynasty or BJP is interested in allowing an ideology such Communism and Maoism to grow, which is a futur...
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 19:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 472062

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

The importance of C-17 is its wide body, unless and until a similar aircraft with similar features, and has firm orders from other countries in the hundreds, there is no other choice. India has to hedge its bet, and let me do say IAF does know better. And, Unlike Canada we are not a poodle country, ...
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 19:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1009802

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Chinmayanand wrote:Is paki weapons acquistion system smoother, efficient and faster than Indian one ?

Yes, without a doubt. And due credit must be given.
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

With regard to the Maoists, you're absolutely right. They don't recognize India's right to exist as a democratic state and have no intention of disarming whatsoever. Any talks (preceded by the inevitable ceasefire) only gives them time to recoup and reorganize their beleaguered(contrary to what rec...
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 16:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

^^^^ +1. PC seems to be the better amongst the lot. What we really dont want at this time is a gent like Shivraj Patil :). The "resignation drama" also seems to be a kind of chankian move against the opposition. If some opposition starts whining that PC should take moral responsibility an...
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 15:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1169480

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Russia just operates just one class, The other two types are test platforms or research platforms. Lada/Amurs when inducted will replace the Kilos. Chinese are still running Russian designs from 40's and 50's, Romeo class. They are nobody to be emulated, and their other classes are copies of the Rus...
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 15:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

Rahul, I do understand your point of view and contention, lets say I hope you are right and me wrong. We have had more than enough examples in history to be scared about the stupidity of Indian Babu's tunnel vision. What India lacks, and same as in the Islamist case, is our ideology and way of life ...
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 15:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

that is not stupidity. statements like this takes the air out of the overground activists' sails. pretty calculated move on his part. excellent article by ajai shukla as well, the best so far IMO, the IED data and CRPF's refusal to undergo training at JWS is very pertinent. I am going to go a bit o...
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 15:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

I also do not understand why army is not willing to help in this regard. I wonder whether there is any maoist minded fellows or sympathisers infilterated into Army decision makers or among the central government ministers. Uncalled for, not to mention unsubstantiated and over simplified. Sad, comin...
by Kavu
09 Apr 2010 14:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

PC is best as we can get today, He is no "With us or get ready for Stone age" person. And there are facets of his, "we are ready to talk even now" which reeks of Indian Stupidity. But this rot is not 2 years old, the problem we are facing is atleast 40 years old. There is absolut...
by Kavu
08 Apr 2010 12:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1169480

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

More the number of types, lesser the sortie rates and more the cost of operations. India needs to cut down on types. Subs are all about sensors, Germans and French excel in this, better keep Russians to the Nuclear side of things.
by Kavu
08 Apr 2010 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

May be it is thanks to the socialism concepts taken to the extremes. Right from the days of independence the rich people (or businessmen) have been categorically shown as people who made their wealth illegally. And poor people remain poor, because they have been honest - and thus cannot make too mu...
by Kavu
08 Apr 2010 03:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

I am loosing 50 cents of my hard earned land, currently being used as establishment for enlightment for 500 youth, Government has freezed it, and later instead of acquisition plans to negotiate a buy on their terms for a new national highway. It is going through the middle of my establishment, there...
by Kavu
08 Apr 2010 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

Maoists keen on mutual ceasefire with government I run a certain amount of establishments which cater to youth, The Hindu has been behind me back for the past 2 years to promote their Newspapers in my establishments, Thankfully and quite intelligently I have kept them at bay and provided The New In...
by Kavu
07 Apr 2010 22:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1169480

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Our requirement is for 24 SSK's and -10 SSN's 6 SSBN's Leasing Akula's in lieu for our SSK's requirement is not a prudent idea. The Russians dont come Cheap, 600 million for 10 years is no way cheap. I have mentioned the Greek idea a while back, it is the most easiest and best decision, especially s...
by Kavu
07 Apr 2010 13:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1169480

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Pratyush, It would take so nearly a decade or a little less to design from ground up and another 5 to Produce it in numbers, we need to reach according to vision 2027 atleast 24 SSKs by then, keep in mind that we have to replace our kilos by this time. That is in the next 17 years we have a requirem...
by Kavu
07 Apr 2010 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

No, it is not "as simple as that". "Ek hazaar Maoist" was a concoction of our idiot media, who is not constitutionally charged with knowing any better. GK Pillai's gibberish fails abysmally to cover up what is in fact an intelligence failure of the size of Kargil. At that time, ...
by Kavu
07 Apr 2010 02:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch
Replies: 4017
Views: 308984

Re: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch

And our relationship with the US has secured our interests in Afghanistan very well, hasn't it. One could say, that we have a foothold in Afghanistan because of the US presence over there. But that time has past us. The Hindu's Atul Aneja is very casually telling us to leave our current positions a...
by Kavu
07 Apr 2010 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch
Replies: 4017
Views: 308984

Re: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch

How is mending fences with Iran to level were we have a co-ordinated strategy for Afghanistan affect our relationship with USA and Israel? As long as it comes out of The Hindu, I am having a hard time not thinking about politburo agenda behind it!
by Kavu
07 Apr 2010 02:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

Though as is expected in BR or any equivalent sites, a lot of whining about the Government, Buearcrats and Politics, and even IPS officers messing up the whole fight and Armed Forces the only answer to all. I would differ and would agree with our good Chief Deploying the army against Left-wing milit...
by Kavu
07 Apr 2010 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

G K Pillai: There is no question of intelligence failure. This was a team which went out based on specific intelligence inputs two days ago. They went looking for the Maoists this morning but they got ambushed in the jungles. This is not an intelligence failure because we don't have intelligence in...
by Kavu
06 Apr 2010 23:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

150 + people died in Mumbai, the whole of India went bezerk for sometime, 70 Policemen perishes in 2 hours today morning, we wail till evening, and then IPL takes over? Where are the priorities in this country, heck where is the heart?
by Kavu
06 Apr 2010 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

derkonig wrote:MMS must be sleeping well tonite.

Quite Unnecessary and let me remind you he is the Prime Minister of India.
by Kavu
06 Apr 2010 21:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1169480

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Kavu,it's what I wondered about right from the start,why we didn't build the frst two in France,watched them being built and simultaneously built the rest in India.The fiasco with the German U-boats,delays in "assembling " them,should've warned the MOD/IN/GOI that building subs is not an ...
by Kavu
06 Apr 2010 21:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010
Replies: 2829
Views: 241098

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010

What is the timeline of the Peshawar attack and the two ex-ISI officers being picked up? Were they picked up in retaliation to the attack? In that case it would be the ISI pickingup its rogues. The news reports came a day apart, but in none of the News reports, have they mentioned the time and date...
by Kavu
06 Apr 2010 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

Come come now, The maobadis don't have any realistic strategic goals except to destabilize India. Period fullstop. They and their chinese masters and leftist political over ground workers realize that creating a revolution like in Nepal and in China in the early 20th century is not possible in 21st...
by Kavu
06 Apr 2010 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/20-secur ... -19293.php

We are bothered about Pakistani terrorist camps, when there are camps in our own territories, where ever the commies are there.
by Kavu
06 Apr 2010 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

Some element of failure in Naxal operations, admits Home Secretary Does UAV's, and Reconnaissance come under Airpower? If that too, God save this nation. Some element of failure, What is Home.Sec smoking, it is complete and total failure, we have lost in the region of 300 Jawans in 3 months. Ostrich?
by Kavu
06 Apr 2010 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

vera_k wrote:Why would they secede when their stated goal is to replace the government in Delhi? That'd be tactical brilliance of the Paki kind.


Exactly, The whole of Idea of Communist entities in India, is to change the democratic and status quo of Republic of India into their Communist State of Indian Union.
by Kavu
06 Apr 2010 20:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010
Replies: 2829
Views: 241098

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010

Kavu-ji, First of all you need not infer anything from my post (such as " That would imply 9/11 is a staged event "). My thoughts are clear in every point. The moment you say Afghanistan was selected for a staging ground for a future attack on Iran, you are implying 9/11 was staged. 1. If...
by Kavu
06 Apr 2010 19:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

Times now showing the reactions of Pro-Maoist Sympathizers, These people are beyond reproach and I say it with all seriousness, they are nothing more than traitors. India is a soft soft state, a rudderless state.
by Kavu
06 Apr 2010 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 343353

Re: The Red Menace

It took 2 hours. Every single news channel is back on Sania-Shoaib. Arey dub maro saalo. These snakes are the ears and eyes of our country? What country is this where a stupid marriage is bigger than massacare of 85 brave jawaans? Aak-thu is less for these. I have tears in my eyes for those who die...

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