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by DavidD
07 Jan 2018 08:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 350559

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The Tesla battery is designed to replace ~50 liters of gasoline, you'll need like 30 of those to replace a MBT's fuel requirement.
by DavidD
07 Jan 2018 06:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4536
Views: 1055030

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I think you need to give some examples of Chinese factories churning out planes without economic rationale. The only duplicate capabilities being built have significant export support, e.g. the JL-9 and JL-10, or the UAVs, just as you described with the American MIC. There are other duplicate projec...
by DavidD
07 Jan 2018 02:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5291
Views: 1000916

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/03/news/economy/pakistan-china-trump-trade-yuan-dollar/index.html Pakistan's central bank said it has officially adopted China's yuan as a currency for trade between the two countries, which are neighbors and allies. That means companies in China and Pakistan can now tr...
by DavidD
05 Jan 2018 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4536
Views: 1055030

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Kudos to both your fanbois and propagandists for fabulous artwork. What does this one say? Nothing revealing, "close look at the white chrysanthemum". Mostly it's just a more detailed drawing of the new engine nozzle. People who draw these pics for example most likely have inside info...
by DavidD
04 Jan 2018 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4536
Views: 1055030

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The question is not of the gap IMHO - but of quality. As the Z-10 case shows, the PRC may be rushing out the numbers, but its a different case if they are of the right quality! One poster on a Pak fora laments that the current LY-80/HQ-16 SAMS purchased by PAK (some 8 batteries) can't target recedi...
by DavidD
31 Dec 2017 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1363
Views: 187157

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

NK is actually getting close to being able use their nukes now, if war is to happen it'll happen soon. I tend to believe it'll happen. China would intervene, but again I wouldn't be sure it'd be to KJU's benefit.
by DavidD
25 Dec 2017 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4536
Views: 1055030

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Np. The J-20 cartoon specifically mentions TaiHang, the name for WS-10. Previous photos also clearly show that it's a TaiHang variant. The J-10 one doesn't specifically mention WS-10, but it doesn't look like the 117S or Al series. We don't have clear enough pictures or even specific rumors about w...
by DavidD
25 Dec 2017 03:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1363
Views: 187157

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Why wait for war to break out? I suspect that "war" will consist of a "provocation" by North Korea, real or otherwise, followed by a massive simultaneous strike by US cruise missiles, artillery suppression, SAM suppression, anti-command&control strikes, and decapitation stri...
by DavidD
25 Dec 2017 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5291
Views: 1000916

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

IMO if China is to make a move it'll be in the winter. From China's perspective, infrastructure is their biggest advantage, and that advantage is the greatest during the winter. The current build-up is occurring during the winter because they believe that India cannot conduct similar build-up during...
by DavidD
25 Dec 2017 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4536
Views: 1055030

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Np. The J-20 cartoon specifically mentions TaiHang, the name for WS-10. Previous photos also clearly show that it's a TaiHang variant. The J-10 one doesn't specifically mention WS-10, but it doesn't look like the 117S or Al series. We don't have clear enough pictures or even specific rumors about wh...
by DavidD
25 Dec 2017 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4536
Views: 1055030

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Real picture today: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DR0KHziVQAAQXEF.jpg Testing pic from a few years back: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DR0KPH6UEAAfvxW.jpg Also, another minor addition to my previous post. The J-20 cartoon isn't meant to show the serrated nozzled WS-10s on them, real pictures of those en...
by DavidD
24 Dec 2017 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4536
Views: 1055030

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Minor additions/corrections, the J-20 one is the serrated, non-TVC nozzle. The Chinese words say "Taihang's peak", with Taihang being the name for WS-10, indicating an upgraded, possibly final version of WS-10. The J-10 one is supposed to be the white TVC nozzle, of the Chinese words on th...
by DavidD
24 Dec 2017 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1363
Views: 187157

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

UNSC unanimously approves fuel cutoff. That is a green light for USN/Poodleboats to stop ships on the high seas and search for NoKo-bound content, IMO. IOW, blockade. Wonder if they will stop cheen ships. Strange that this got unanimous approval, which means that Russia is not willing to support No...
by DavidD
23 Dec 2017 13:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5291
Views: 1000916

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

That is a common Chinese argument and valid enough. You too have a right to be barbarous because there are babarians in the world. Sophisticated. The world is a barbarous place, and people are barbaric. We like to think we've become more civilized through the millennia, but really we're just barbar...
by DavidD
23 Dec 2017 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5291
Views: 1000916

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Well, you know what's gonna happen at Xinjiang. That kind of surveillance has only been around a couple of years. In a couple of decades it'll become the way of life, and in a few more decades Uighurs will at best be like the Hui and assimilate. There's certainly nothing ethical about any of it, but...
by DavidD
05 Sep 2017 11:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 176322

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Not directly related to OBOR, but you can see some of the goals of it being achieved. The end goal for OBOR isn't about making money from loans, roads, or powerplants, etc. The end goal is to construct an economic order with China as an integral part. With that will come political leverage as well. ...
by DavidD
02 Sep 2017 04:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1399306

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Your language might be crude but none of what you say is necessarily false. Consider this though, why does China "want" Dokala? It'll make an invasion of the chicken neck area easier, sure, but like you said, war is bad. I'd like to add that war across the Himalayas is more than bad, it's...
by DavidD
02 Sep 2017 04:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1399306

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Well that's a pretty weak argument. "You've won everything up until now, but tomorrow is a new day!" You can repeat that phrase every day and there's no way it can be refuted with certainty. None of us is clairvoyant after all. Like I said a few posts back, the proof of posturing will be ...
by DavidD
01 Sep 2017 10:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1399306

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Be patient, Pakistan is in the orbit now, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Maldives are almost there, Sri Lanka and Nepal are teetering on the edge, and Bhutan is heating up. Sometimes it's useful to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. How was China's relationship with those aforementioned cou...
by DavidD
01 Sep 2017 07:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1399306

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

India should do that, because judging by that article Bhutan is tired of coming to India's aide with little return favor and is close to giving away an area that's "neither strategically important nor does it hold any economic value" in exchange for Chinese goodwill. Failure to do so woul...
by DavidD
01 Sep 2017 07:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1399306

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

India should do that, because judging by that article Bhutan is tired of coming to India's aide with little return favor and is close to giving away an area that's "neither strategically important nor does it hold any economic value" in exchange for Chinese goodwill. Failure to do so woul...
by DavidD
01 Sep 2017 06:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1399306

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Posturing's success is judged by facts on the ground, guess we'll just have to wait and see if facts on the ground change.
by DavidD
01 Sep 2017 04:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1399306

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The Bhutanese article is excellent and describes their position and the costs they've borne . Its important that GoI listen and offer them greater security from what will be further vindictive actions by China against Bhutan . India should do that, because judging by that article Bhutan is tired of...
by DavidD
31 Aug 2017 21:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 203377

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

No, that's where the US is strong compared to China. Comprehensive national strength is really all that matters.
by DavidD
31 Aug 2017 09:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 203377

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Well No different then what Unkil to a great extent and EU to some extent does it ......Unkil would sanction any body at drop of pin It is absolutely not the same thing. Western nations do this as a last resort, to 'rogue' nations that they have little ties with, like Iran or North Korea. This is p...
by DavidD
26 Aug 2017 22:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3546
Views: 539921

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

How much does the Arjun cost vis-a-vis the T90? The Russians always liked cheaper, easier to manufacture tanks that can be produced and replaced in numbers, does that philosophy fit with the IA?
by DavidD
25 Aug 2017 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4536
Views: 1055030

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Certainly, it's really just the last few decades (of relative peace, btw) that warfare started to concentrate on relatively fewer and very expensive capital gear. I wonder this current trend really would've survived actual large scale warfare. If the F-22s, J-20s, or Su-57s were pitted against simpl...
by DavidD
25 Aug 2017 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4536
Views: 1055030

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Warfare is changing, drones are the future, and China and the US are racing ahead. Aircrafts, carriers, and tanks truly emerged in WWII though they were all present a couple decades prior during WWI. I expect the same to happen to drones, where they're present now but won't truly emerge until the ne...
by DavidD
24 Aug 2017 09:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1399306

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The link was posted last page, but I think the article deserves to be presented in full. Sounds to me like the Bhutanese look at both China and India with a wary eye, and they're not happy about being caught in a struggle between the two much larger neighbors. It doesn't seem like China will succeed...
by DavidD
22 Aug 2017 09:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1399306

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

so china has god given right to climb up mountains occupy a country against it,s wishes, kill their people, exploit their natural resources without their permission, threaten other nations with whom they never had a border before, now try to take lands even of these neighbours but hey those neighbo...
by DavidD
22 Aug 2017 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 227367

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

DavidD is making no sense - US has a military that is magnitudes more capable than chinese ever were. And with serious intent and will to hurt not so capable opponents around the world. The US are visibly unable to eradicate armored vehicles from the hands of ISIS or even taliban, who has neither a...
by DavidD
22 Aug 2017 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 227367

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

DavidD, we are going to cut China to its size, we are going to liberate Tibet and Xinjiang, you are still thinking that India will confine itself to Indian borders like we always did, you have not learnt a lesson, learn how we liberated Bangladesh , in 16 days , you will be wise. Yes China would st...
by DavidD
22 Aug 2017 09:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1399306

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

What happened to Napoleon, but the PLA escaped b4 it happened to them: If Indian jarnails and netas had studied history the PLA would have been finished in 1962: From WikiPurana. The French invasion of Russia, known in Russia as the Patriotic War of 1812 began on 24 June when Napoleon's Grande Armé...
by DavidD
21 Aug 2017 11:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 227367

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

I replied to chola's post to start this conversation in order to illustrate why a conventional attack won't favor India any more than a nuclear one. I'm glad you agree that such war is disaster and we should all choose peace and prosperity.
by DavidD
21 Aug 2017 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 227367

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Besides, has India even been in a real war, like ever? I'm afraid a few minor skirmishes with your neighbors have given you a false sense of how a real war is like. It's like this. Too much noise is made about the Chinese winning wars without fighting.. No one actually looks at India - and perhaps ...
by DavidD
19 Aug 2017 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 227367

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Hows a victory at Doklam gonna change anything though? It won't stop at Doka La. The PLA line will break and retreat across the entire front like they did at South Sudan. The change in the border areas will be extreme and will be obvious to every generations that follows us. So your PRC propaganda ...
by DavidD
18 Aug 2017 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 227367

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Hows a victory at Doklam gonna change anything though?
by DavidD
18 Aug 2017 10:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1399306

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Meanwhile US attitudes towards the Chinese (and specifically, towards recognizing and confronting the Chinese threat ) are evolving quickly. See this article, all but explicitly naming and shaming Henry Kissinger as a Chinese Agent. Must read. Cross posted on the Korea thread as well. http://www.re...
by DavidD
18 Aug 2017 09:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1399306

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

It's a bad sign. The CCP and PLA are getting their population ready for a serious war, with the hate and dehumanizing in progress. I have been passing the Chinese version of Globaltimes (huanqiu.cn) through Googal translate for years now. They've been depicting us like this all this while - we just...
by DavidD
16 Aug 2017 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2766
Views: 389853

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

That sort of comparision boils down to my d*** is better than your d*** types , Unless you extensively DACT the two platform you cant really have those stastics to prove which type has advantage/disadvantage and in which regiems of flight , too many statistical data to go by not a simple yes or no ...

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