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by Amitabh
25 Nov 2012 17:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Covert action against terrorists living outside India
Replies: 66
Views: 3077

Re: Covert action against terrorists living outside India

shiv wrote:
Sanku wrote: The statistics of internal security has been posted on various threads far too often (and can be easily goggled)

Sanku the colour of the goggles is important. Red, green, saffron or yellow.

That is fundamentally correct.
by Amitabh
25 Nov 2012 15:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Covert action against terrorists living outside India
Replies: 66
Views: 3077

Re: Covert action against terrorists living outside India

Right, because the pseudo-nationalist heroes of Kandahar did such a great job eliminating India's enemies. :roll: I am still very much a "newb" here but how can anyone on BRF compare that with Kandahar ? BJP did what it did during Kandahar to save life of Indians.. Congress won't take act...
by Amitabh
22 Nov 2012 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Covert action against terrorists living outside India
Replies: 66
Views: 3077

Re: Covert action against terrorists living outside India

Congress I is not willing to go after the terrorists. They have this misplaced sense of killing pakistani terrorists will somehow aleniate their muslim votebank here. I wish security of Indian lives becomes a non compromising issue for all political parties. Right, because the pseudo-nationalist he...
by Amitabh
22 Oct 2012 15:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 295839

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Your Navy is a product of British Raj over India and that is a simple truth. What traditions does our Navy inherit from our forefathers? Who are you? and why are you here if you are not Indian? Also, this bullshit has to stop, we have already seen your "knowledge" about India. Indian navy...
by Amitabh
06 Oct 2012 11:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 240121

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

asprinzl wrote:Anyways, any one can tell me where is this place located? I am talking about the pic post by Indranilroy above. My fiance and I would love to move there :)
Avram.

Stans, Switzerland
by Amitabh
25 Sep 2012 19:16
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 177668

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

Montek S. Ahluwalia vigorously defends FDI in retail on Karan Thapar's Devil's Advocate

by Amitabh
11 Sep 2012 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3123
Views: 395674

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

As I look at this picture, every ounce of my ingrained Hindu belief (mostly about preserving hierarchy) screams out the following: Why is a cop wearing a red beret?! Are SF folks are cool with JKP wearing red berets or there a subtle shade distinction that escapes me? Punjab Police Commandos also w...
by Amitabh
20 Aug 2012 14:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235673

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

reporting with a purpose to create as much trouble as possible. $ for $, nothing has better ROI than hit jobs by news papers. Wonder who is financing the CNN IBN The Reliance is financing the CNN IBN. Maybe Mukesh Ambani wants to eat the army's food (heads up for the next Subramanian Swamy video on...
by Amitabh
10 Aug 2012 20:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 243880

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Rebuttal to Manoj Joshi's hatchet job on BMD. 'The Indian missile shield: nothing to be baffled about' by Mihir Shah http://ibnlive.in.com/blogs/sauravjha/2976/63777/guest-post-2-the-indian-missile-shield-nothing-to-be-baffled-about-by-mihir-shah.html Good rebuttal, but not all the points are convi...
by Amitabh
28 Jul 2012 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3123
Views: 395674

Arjun MkII

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Here you go boys and girls (admins please advise regarding copyright issues).

Source: The Week, August 5, 2012
by Amitabh
24 Jul 2012 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3123
Views: 395674

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I'm tempted to ask why you have to be a hindu to ask that question, but I won't. :-? IIRC, Maharashtra's Force One was drawn from the State Reserve Police Force and they still wear Maroon Berets. Ah - but you did :) Just an attempt at irony (given previous comments) in a medium (the Internet) that ...
by Amitabh
24 Jul 2012 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3123
Views: 395674

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Wow. i have never seen anything like this before in India. http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/05jd4s1auJaHw/x610.jpg A Jammu and Kashmir Police commando stands at attention during a passing out parade at Lethpora, some 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Srinagar, India, Friday, July 20, 2012. Autho...
by Amitabh
05 Jul 2012 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3123
Views: 395674

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

What was the need for this all new type in the inventory, i'll never be able to fathom.. It is probably made in Italy. We want to help 1) Italy's economy 2) Economy of all Italians Aren't these reasons sufficient ? Your research skills probably need some fine-tuning: (1) The AW101 is assembled in E...
by Amitabh
01 Jun 2012 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3792
Views: 410547

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

On the contrary this should be a competition open to the private sector as well as NAL/DRDO --a level playing field. Am in agreement with those pushing for a C-27/Embraer/refurbished C-130 option. The C-130 option is analogous to buying used Toyota Corollas for a taxi fleet: you really can't go wro...
by Amitabh
01 Jun 2012 12:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235673

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

In my view VKS was trying to unnerve a weak and paranoid government. . Thanks for your reply. I'm afraid you haven't presented any facts or figures that corroborate your views about the Chief. I had typed out a reply but on reconsideration I will leave this topic be; I have said all I wanted to say...
by Amitabh
31 May 2012 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3792
Views: 410547

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Isn't it too late to be starting the development process for a Manned cargo aircraft ? It is highly unlikely if MTA is deployed before 2025 i.e if it is successful. HAL/DRDO/NAL should instead focus(financially and technically) on unmanned vehicles including those meant for hauling cargo. On the co...
by Amitabh
31 May 2012 11:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3792
Views: 410547

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

HAL Signs Tripartite Agreement On Multirole Transport Aircraft HAL Statement: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd has signed a tripartite General Contract with United Aircraft Corporation -Transport Aircraft (UAC-TA), their Russian partner and their JV, Multirole Transport Aircraft Ltd (MTAL) for the Multiro...
by Amitabh
31 May 2012 10:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235673

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

[Logically, if I believe that the army chief is playing a communal card and that he (even if slightly) threatened the sanctity of civilian control of the military, then I can only conclude that he is guilty of poor judgment. Amitabh, As you know, many people believe (and for very good reasons) that...
by Amitabh
30 May 2012 18:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235673

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

This man, Amitabh, is incorrigible. And there is no murky depth to which he will not descend. Now he says there is "some truth" in Shekhar Gupta's wild and totally discredited report. I would agree with Singha when he questions Amitabh's sudden return from hibernation. The final straw in ...
by Amitabh
30 May 2012 10:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235673

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

I am in complete agreement with Shukla's piece and the fact that he supported VKS on the age issue originally (and continues to do so) only adds to his credibility. There is no about turn by Shukla at all on this issue. It may come as a surprise to some but you do not have to be in complete agreeme...
by Amitabh
29 May 2012 19:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235673

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

I made following comment on his site, let's see if he has the guts to publish it: How low you have fallen Shukla! General Shri V.K. Singh has been trying his best to clean up corruption in army to his best ability. Be it Tatra, Sukna or Adarsh scams. CONparty tried to look for a single scam in his ...
by Amitabh
29 May 2012 14:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235673

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

He makes the huge assumption that people who supported VKS are all belonging to one group - Rajputs SHUKJI is very biased and only conclusions i can make out: - He trying to portray a cast angle that only Rajputs are supporting him. Is he correct ? Answer: NO, because it shows VKS true secular natu...
by Amitabh
15 May 2012 18:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Should India pullout troops from Siachen
Replies: 89
Views: 9338

Re: Should India pullout troops from Siachen

Wow - 53% of the voters in this poll clearly live in a fantasy land (i.e. chose options 3-5). Who would have thought that I would feel like a peacenik for voting for option 2, which is the army's supposed "hardline" position! Jingoism is that state of mind which makes you to speak unspeak...
by Amitabh
14 May 2012 16:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Should India pullout troops from Siachen
Replies: 89
Views: 9338

Re: Should India pullout troops from Siachen

Wow - 53% of the voters in this poll clearly live in a fantasy land (i.e. chose options 3-5). Who would have thought that I would feel like a peacenik for voting for option 2, which is the army's supposed "hardline" position!
by Amitabh
14 May 2012 11:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3372
Views: 249332

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

^^ Boss , the data upto 2003 is correct in the article..Gujarat grew at 3.6 in 01-03 ...due to the earth quak and riots 01 and 02 were not good..but from04 Guj has never looked back as reflected in the data..data from 04 onwards is falsified.. in some state it matches the planning commission data.....
by Amitabh
14 May 2012 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3123
Views: 395674

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Being Born to an Indian army officer and living my life in the various cantts and field areas, the Soviet Union and their forces were always the blue forces in my head and the NATO forces were always red. But the propaganda that the English language media has spread, exploited skilfully over decade...
by Amitabh
04 May 2012 15:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2960
Views: 242270

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Er, they do focus on growth. In fact they are the most successful growth story of the late 20th century as I am sure you have noticed. Which is what has allowed them to increase military spending. Which was my original point to begin with. Your original point was "Long term profits ---> growth...
by Amitabh
03 May 2012 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2960
Views: 242270

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

None of your other points IMO contradicts my main thesis about actual Chinese policy. Really? Why are they wasting their money on huge hikes in defense budget? They could focus on growth, no? Er, they do focus on growth. In fact they are the most successful growth story of the late 20th century as ...
by Amitabh
03 May 2012 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2960
Views: 242270

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Actually it's about long term profits --> growth --> great power status. Something that China seems to understand. Indeed..China seems to understand these motives. Why did they mess with a nuclear power in the Korea war? Even after their economic reforms, Chinese generals were threatening to nuke L...
by Amitabh
03 May 2012 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2960
Views: 242270

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

I am now starting to get an understanding of the various layers of the mercentile lobby & their moral & intellectual bankruptcy. The continuous chain of events of what made narayan murthy to pressure Indian govt not to react when the parliament was attacked or what made the buddihst sramans...
by Amitabh
03 May 2012 18:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies
Replies: 605
Views: 35112

Re: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies

the lethality radius (immediate) of a 21KT fatman device is 3km per a online calculator of sorts I found. for a 15KT nearly the same. for a 140KT is 5km. for a 340kt its around 10km. so the "sweet spot" of weight vs bang seems to be around the 250-300KT mark where all the worlds advanced ...
by Amitabh
22 Apr 2012 12:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 243880

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Their concern is not with the missile. It's the attitude of the other powers that galls them. There's not a single country of any significance that has come out with a condemnatory statement of any kind. Even the Americans sounded about as positive about it as the Russians. The Europeans, through t...
by Amitabh
21 Apr 2012 13:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 243880

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Speculation that China is "worried" about Agni V is IMO overdone. The Chinese government is as able to read the Indian media, BR forum and ArunS as you or I and they have been fully aware that a 5,000-km range missile is on the anvil. Unless they are idiots, and there is no reason to belie...
by Amitabh
18 Apr 2012 11:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 243880

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

partha wrote:Any idea what time the launch is?

Dusk, according to Shiv Aroor. Sunset at Wheeler Island occurs about 50 minutes before sunset in Delhi.
by Amitabh
04 Apr 2012 11:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 295839

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Great nonaligned photo :wink:

What's the ship between INS Chakra and INS Jalashwa -- a visiting LPD?
by Amitabh
09 Mar 2012 19:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: States News and Discussions
Replies: 1145
Views: 132249

Re: States News and Discussions

uddu wrote:And someone said height of secularism. You got it wrong. This is height of fundamentalism. Denying a Hindu from worshiping his/her god/goddess.

Yeah, that Leander Dias. Devout Hindu that he must be.
by Amitabh
16 Feb 2012 14:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 823018

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Not sure how effective attack choppers are in a MANPAD infested ground war, specially in open terrain. They seem more suited to hide-and-seek type combat in terrain which provides radar and visual cover--urban, forested or hilly/mountainous areas. Their USP is being able to see and engage from a di...
by Amitabh
19 Jan 2012 19:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 247476

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Sanku, On a serious note, I'm glad you understand that speculating that the future COAS would be piliable puppet in the hands of INC or any other political organisation is such an IED, as you call it. It's one thing to call politicians names and compare them with the likes of Mugabe - it just becom...

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