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by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 47890

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Manish_P wrote:Is it just me, or does the M2 Skywave have a striking resemblance to the US made Icon A5


And doesn't the Y-12F look somewhat like the Dornier 228
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4354
Views: 714217

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Let's hope the Kaveri does not turn out like the 100 year Arjun tank project.
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 13:41
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 618371

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

He had American family, lifestyle, etc. Do you really think he died unhappy? I'd be willing to bet he did die unhappy. Also nobody can be sure he died naturally as opposed to getting bumped off by his cia host - especially if he even hinted at feeling any sense of remorse. You can be sure they had ...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351021

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Really makes one wonder where the loyalty of this so called national party likewith their underhanded attempts at changing the demographics. _______ Congress and NC unmoved by Govt decision to deport Rohingyas http://www.uniindia.com/cong-nc-unmoved-by-govt-decision-to-deport-rohingyas-jitendra/stat...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 12:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 691
Views: 107922

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Has India even developed MRE packages for it's military? In times of war, what really is the strategy to keep an army on the move rapidly fed? Hopefully there is a strategy. ------ TASS: Science & Space – Russia to promote its space food worldwide http://windowstorussia.com/wp-content/uploads/20...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 11:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 691
Views: 107922

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Hope it really is artificial intelligence and not just a glorified keyword search of case documents. Found the company's website : Legitquest https://www.legitquest.com ------- Will artificial intelligence cure trial courts of 100-year-old pendency headache? The software developed by Kalia's team is...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286848

Re: Internal Security Watch

Both US and UK govt wanted India to test and declare itself a nuclear power during the 90s. That was the whole point of pushing ahead with the CTBT - to end the ambiguity of India's nuclear status. The reason was 2 fold : 1) To incease the financial burden on China to militarily deploy nuclear asset...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85700

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I'd be careful about directing any ire towards Maldivians (who generally love India) as opposed to one guy Yameen who does not. The whole reason he is a dictator is because he could not get democratically elected. The upcoming elections will be rigged. What is important however is once he is dethron...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 01:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4277
Views: 166165

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

The revival of the global nuclear power industry will take place around such innovations instead of giant sized nuclear reactor behemoths we see today. I hope India directs it's efforts at building commerical grade compact fusion reactors now that it has developed compact fission reactors for the nu...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 00:52
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 618371

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Rabinder Singh, spy who defected to US, is no more: Double agent lived his last years as a remorseful recluse https://www.firstpost.com/india/rabinder-singh-spy-who-defected-to-us-is-no-more-double-agent-lived-his-last-years-as-a-remorseful-recluse-4688341.html Road accident sounds so Raw...Russian...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1709
Views: 226010

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

How long will the Arjun tank project continue without the tank being mass produced. It's been decades and still the goal has not been met. Either start mass producing it or shut it down. There are other programs that could use the money that's being pissed away on a project with no prospects of prod...
by Neshant
09 Jul 2018 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2617
Views: 426171

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Actually even Taiwan doesn't have any cutting edge tech - only the US and to lesser extents Korea (memory specifically) and Japan do, and they are not going to turn it over to the Chinese for love or money. Taiwan already turned over much of the semiconductor manufacturing tech it got from the US t...
by Neshant
07 Jul 2018 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1709
Views: 226010

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Its time to kill the Arjun project. It is wasting valuable resources on something that will not be produced. It's a lesson on incompetent project management and how disastrously things can turn out when proper engineering requirements are not solidly established from the start. It also highlights th...
by Neshant
07 Jul 2018 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2617
Views: 426171

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

US has buried every contender to it's throne. China is the latest contender to the throne. One thing China lacks but which US has (at least until Trump took office) are a diverse array of strong economic and military allies. Western Europe (excluding Germany), UK, Japan, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, A...
by Neshant
07 Jul 2018 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400646

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

This plane looks to be a great platform upon which to test UCAV development concepts. Its just the right size and looks like it could pull some high Gs once it's flight control software is modified and the pilot removed. It will need a sensor suite , telemetry package and an AI system before it ever...
by Neshant
06 Jul 2018 08:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2617
Views: 426171

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

How can we do such eye balling of stealth and come to conclusion , the design has every thing done to reduce RCS so LO wise it should be better than any thing that PLAN flies from the deck. Also the J8II is a much longer delta-wing interceptor powered by two turbojets while the J-31 copies the F-35...
by Neshant
05 Jul 2018 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2617
Views: 426171

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I am expecting a navalised J-20 or J-31 more of the latter , its got every thing to be a good naval fighter Everything except stealth and maneuverability that is... Their stealth claims are bogus. Sticking an angled airframe over of a 3rd generation J8-II does not turn it into a 5th gen stealth air...
by Neshant
04 Jul 2018 21:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4111
Views: 188703

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Trump is going to destroy China's mercantilist trade policy where they sell everything and buy nothing from the US except strategic assets + IP theft.
by Neshant
04 Jul 2018 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2617
Views: 426171

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The only way out is what the chinis are doing. Build yourself as a ship building powerhouse. We need to churn ssn and surface combat at much faster rates. We need to be a manufacturing powerhouse. Everything else is hot air. US itself can't keep up. And that's even with plans to build up to 3 nucle...
by Neshant
04 Jul 2018 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1709
Views: 226010

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The Arjun is looking like it will be a 100 year tank project.
by Neshant
04 Jul 2018 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400646

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

If you squint your eyes.. and use your imagination..
you can just about see what a twin engined & twin vertical stabilizer Tejas would look like
in this photo.

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by Neshant
03 Jul 2018 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2766
Views: 501666

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Isro’s Astrosat captures image of galaxy cluster 800 million light years away https://www.jagranimages.com/images/03_07_2018-isro_18153227.jpg https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/isros-astrosat-captures-image-of-galaxy-cluster-800-million-light-years-away/articleshow/64836364.cms
by Neshant
03 Jul 2018 09:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286848

Re: Internal Security Watch

Yet these companies like Huawei/ZTE are selling their spyware all over India. Is there anyone in the Indian security establishment even concerned about this. If so what are they doing about it? _________________ Trump To Block Chinese Telecom Giant From Entering US Market And now according to Bloomb...
by Neshant
02 Jul 2018 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351021

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

There is nothing complex about getting rid of 370. 60+ years was a generation ago. 370 needs to go as the only thing it promotes is separatism, elitism, exclusion (of other Indians) and is blatantly unfair to other states. Its time to scrap it. I'd get rid of it right off the bat if I became PM.
by Neshant
02 Jul 2018 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400646

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

So what happens to f404 based tejas if caatsa sanctions go through? The snecma M88 is a close fit and indeed the initial Rafales were powered by F404 before they switched to snecma Certifying anything for usage on an aircraft takes years when following the western aerospace certification methodolog...
by Neshant
02 Jul 2018 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286848

Re: Internal Security Watch

India migrants face judgment day with border state's census Assam on edge as Modi's 2014 vow to eject 'Bangladeshi infiltrators' echoes https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/India-migrants-face-judgment-day-with-border-state-s-census An army of 40,000 NRC officials and 10,000 data operators has sifted t...
by Neshant
01 Jul 2018 00:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4111
Views: 188703

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Centralising the power of money breeds corruption. Fiat money, central banking, printing money, "stimulus", bailouts to bankers, are all moral hazards which destroy capitalism by giving clueless or corrupt individuals the power to pick winners and losers. Essentially it gives them the powe...
by Neshant
30 Jun 2018 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85700

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

He's going to rig the elections. Place UN observers in there to ensure elections do not get rigged. Opposition should be demanding that. ------- Maldives opposition unites to challenge Abdulla Yameen https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/maldives-opposition-unites-to-challenge-abdulla...
by Neshant
30 Jun 2018 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400646

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Here's the solution.
IAF pays the current price but receives a royalty off every Tejas MK1, MK1A or MK2 plane exported. Pick 2 of 3.
Whatever the case, do not delay the program any further because it will destroy this program.
by Neshant
29 Jun 2018 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1639
Views: 198854

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Is US planning another regime change or color revolution in iran

It sure seems like it.

Ask for the same to be applied to Pakistan which exports way more terrorism than Iran
by Neshant
29 Jun 2018 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1953
Views: 218550

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

This raises a question. If Pakistan approaches the IMF for a loan, who's debt gets paid back first - the IMF or China's? I'm pretty sure IMF won't be handing Pakistan money to pay off loans from China. It looks like China is going to end up owning a whole lot of these BRI roads, power stations and p...
by Neshant
29 Jun 2018 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172490

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Mallya is indirectly begging GoI not to apply the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act on him , by offering a truce . The reasons are simple - he will lose all his Indian property to his creditors when his summons expires on the court date. He will also lose most of his British property the same way. I'...
by Neshant
29 Jun 2018 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1639
Views: 198854

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^^ Ask the US do the same for Pakistan.

There is way more global terrorism coming out of Pakistan than Iran.

A plane hijacker fom a terrorist group is a literally trying to run for elections in Pakistan.
by Neshant
29 Jun 2018 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2766
Views: 501666

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

If there were trillions to be made mining Helium-3 on the moon, the US and Russia would be there already. The fact that they are not suggests otherwise. Nothing can top a space telescope terms of scientific, technological and inspirational value for a space project on a limited budget. It definitely...
by Neshant
28 Jun 2018 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2617
Views: 426171

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Coming soon to a border near you --------- China Using Bird Drones To Spy On Border Muslims https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-27/china-using-bird-drones-spy-border-muslims How to detect? Scientists are now scrambling to figure out how to identify small, low-altitude targets flying at low speed....
by Neshant
28 Jun 2018 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2766
Views: 501666

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Peopel talking about space telescopes forget we have Astrosat which is unique in its own way wrt information. May not be big like Hubble but baby steps Astrosat-1 has about 2 more years of life left in it and then it's dead. Astrosat-2 is currently being planned to replace it. The Indian Hubble I'm...
by Neshant
28 Jun 2018 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3215
Views: 281570

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

The Army, Navy and AF need to partner with these entities in the private sector for AI related projects if they hope to get anywhere. But I predicted they will stick with DRDO and other govt entities which will put India even further behind in the AI field. With no market pressure to make leaps in ...
by Neshant
28 Jun 2018 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400646

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

^^ That would be a great business strategy but hopefully it does not backfire. Another is to offer to wave any future charges for integrating weapons onto the Tejas. The Russians charge for just about any addition/modification to the Su-30MKI. e.g. foreign/indigenous missile integration..etc So too ...
by Neshant
27 Jun 2018 15:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2766
Views: 501666

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

As I said, the best scienctific bang for the buck comes from a space telescope. That is the reason Hubble is almost 3 decades old and time on it is still in high demand internationally. Nobody gives a crap about a Rover on the moon because there is almost zero scientific discoveries coming from ther...

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