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by Bart S
05 Jun 2018 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2507
Views: 404144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China just showed it has a new 'Dark Sword' fighter jet — and it's a nightmare for the US What a bullshit, clickbait title. :rotfl: Not an American fanboy, but the idea that a vague photo of a mockup of a plane in a Chinese workshop means that they have eclipsed the aviation prowess of a country th...
by Bart S
05 Jun 2018 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2750
Views: 382819

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

None of the anti missile systems from US more Russia have proven to work effectively in battle. Could be ending up with a large bill and a false sense of security. I'd have more faith in anti missile systems if India developed it's own version. +100 This is an investment that will only compound ove...
by Bart S
05 Jun 2018 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2750
Views: 382819

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Why do you think IAF is interested in it even after AaD/PAD, MRSAM and Akash? Only thing that makes sense is either ultra long range SAM or tactical ABM capability. I can’t think of anything else. How do you know that it is solely the IAF who is interested in it and not vested interests in the GOI/...
by Bart S
05 Jun 2018 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645884

Re: Small Arms Thread

Both the 7.62 / 51 And 7.62/ 39 are being made in India at LMT India facilities: LMT systems are very good, but Indian forces are not known to use AR platforms in any significant quantities and it is unclear whether they would meet reliability and tolerance for minimal maintenance under Indian cond...
by Bart S
05 Jun 2018 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645884

Re: Small Arms Thread

Enough of this circus. Why can't the force's explicitly state requirements to the OFB and each ofb plant designs own designs for the requirement. Let them be tested against each other the best design wins. Or is it too logical. The problem IS the OFB. If the govt and ARDE was working with private p...
by Bart S
03 Jun 2018 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2231
Views: 342355

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/2-bsf-soldiers-killed-in-unprovoked-and-indiscriminate-firing-by-pakistan-in-jammus-akhnoor-1861623 very sad news - 2 Soldiers Killed In Unprovoked And Indiscriminate Firing By Pakistan In Jammu's Akhnoor. Less than a week after the Director General of Military Opera...
by Bart S
03 Jun 2018 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2750
Views: 382819

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

XR-SAM system is a good 10 years from being operational. Won't make a difference. Given that there is a list of pending customer deliveries including China, Turkey and existing Russian orders and we come after that in the pecking list, it will easily take 5-6 years for deliveries to take place and ...
by Bart S
03 Jun 2018 02:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Was not Naseem Zehra known as Shireen lite or Honeypot - in - chief? Seriously? Pliss to see a photu of her on Google or check out TV programmes that she was on before assuming such to be true. :eek: then again, if the standard we are comparing with is Shireen Mazari, all bets are off :rotfl: Anyon...
by Bart S
03 Jun 2018 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

https://thediplomat.com/2018/06/is-there-hope-for-resurrecting-india-pakistan-relations/ Is There Hope for Resurrecting India-Pakistan Relations? There may be hope yet for India and Pakistan. By K. S. Venkatachalam At a time when we see conflicts in many parts of the world, both of South Asia’s nuc...
by Bart S
03 Jun 2018 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 158115

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Have to say the Brits still make great comedy shows.

panduranghari wrote:Hull/Middlesbrough is a shit hole


Reminded me of this scene from 'The IT Crowd' :lol:
by Bart S
02 Jun 2018 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 416
Views: 45386

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

It seems like Turkey has been able to leap & close key technology gaps in 15 years time. Any guesses on how this happened? Is Turkish investment in Def R&D is so high & that too in many areas simultaneously to close gaps or is it all blowing a bunch of hot air? Its GDP is around 1T$ as ...
by Bart S
02 Jun 2018 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2750
Views: 382819

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

go go go with S-400, bring on cexy (non-aligned) back The S400 is bad news for the Indian mil-tech industry and local manufacturing, we badly need that dough injected into our own projects instead, and there is no reason why we cannot build a better system locally. Additionally the quantity/price i...
by Bart S
02 Jun 2018 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2750
Views: 382819

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

From a Paki Sarkari Paper ! Russia may sell S 400 Missile Defence System to Pakistan despite Indian objection: Report From a Paki paper so full of crap (the idea that Pakis can afford to buy anything as expensive as the S400 is laughable), but this is basically Russian propaganda/blackmailing/threa...
by Bart S
01 Jun 2018 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2231
Views: 342355

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

X Posted on the Terroristan Thread This put paid to the Lootyenians, WKK and "Peace with Terroristan" Lobbies J&K: Security forces on high alert after reports of 'large scale infiltration' SRINAGAR: Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been put on a high alert following reports o...
by Bart S
01 Jun 2018 11:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645884

Re: Small Arms Thread

Search for Rifles. India has expanded its search for hightech assault rifles, carbines and small arms for its frontline soldiers, but has excluded its traditional ally, Russia, from the list of five countries that the Army-led procurement team plans to visit mid-June. So the one thing that is safe ...
by Bart S
30 May 2018 03:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

^Clearly, the 7000% markup (another Yahudi saazish against Madina-e-Sani :(( ) is for translating from Pinglish (on the board) to English :mrgreen:
by Bart S
29 May 2018 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

^Extreme stupidity, when will we learn?
by Bart S
29 May 2018 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

"Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace" is now available on Amazon and includes an online free preview of some of the pages. I had a quick look at it and found it interesting. While the book is expensive (for me), there is also cheaper Kindle price available. Gautam The PDF i...
by Bart S
28 May 2018 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

This Sarkari Paper Says That The New (Caretaker ) Paki PM ( in name onlee !) Has Seal Of Approval From Ganja Sharif Himself :eek: Why Nawaz Sharif picked Justice (R) NasirMulak as the caretaker PM? So his name is Mulak and Mulk as earlier reported? There goes the Incredible Mulk joke that I thought...
by Bart S
28 May 2018 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2231
Views: 342355

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

So much for the unilateral 'Ramzan Ceasefire' :evil:

Jawan, civilian killed as militants attack Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir


https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 348672.cms
by Bart S
28 May 2018 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 80687

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The cost of the helicopter is not entirely clear from online sources, but even assuming a fairly moderate $40 million for weaponized kit (remember that this is based on an expensive European platform; with significant Turkish modifications), that is a cool $1.2 billion that Pakistan needs to shell o...
by Bart S
27 May 2018 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5364
Views: 475276

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia has been flirting with Indian red lines by pandering to Pakistani delusions recently. If they back off and behave sanely, we might be able to have a workable relationship, or it will go downhill like a slow moving train wreck.
by Bart S
27 May 2018 03:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

looks like RAW was completely compromised under congress: how have we survived only God knows! Paki stupidity has always come to our rescue - for proof see Shekhar Gupta's story few posts above on what scuttled the Siachen negotiations, and the unfolding drama about GHQ summoning Durrani in an atte...
by Bart S
27 May 2018 03:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Shekhar Gupta Spins Out His Own State Secrets In Light Of The Current Dulat- Durrani Book . The barely told stories of Indian and Pakistani spies making peace while waging war Shekhar Gupta 26 May, 2018 Shekhar Gupta has a similar mentality as that of AS Daulat and MSA i.e believing that some make-...
by Bart S
27 May 2018 03:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Paki Paper Says That Ex RAA -ISI Heads Bonhomie May Include Spilling State Secrets While Doing ( Hard Liquor !) Social Drinking :roll: RAW and ISI: Enemies at border, drinking buddies at parties From the opening pages of the book: To my late parents, Shamsher and Raj, who spent many joyous hours pl...
by Bart S
26 May 2018 01:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 601
Views: 74659

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

In respect of finding a solution for the problems faced by the BRICS and SCO regarding India’s inability to see eye-to-eye with China and others, the key is not to expel India from either bloc but to expand both organisations so as to emphasise the fact that India is outnumbered among the leading d...
by Bart S
25 May 2018 05:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

sanjaykumar wrote:
The test for the US will be whether it can resist the temptation when Pakistan again offers its good orifices.


:rotfl:

This should be copyrighted.
by Bart S
25 May 2018 03:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

The idiot has made the whole thing with the text as pictures, so they cannot even be copied over to a translator! Oh well, some free entertainment missed.
by Bart S
24 May 2018 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

China extends currency swap deal with Pakistan - PTI BEIJING: China today extended currency swap agreement with Pakistan amid reports that Beijing has given a USD one billion loan to Islamabad to avert a foreign currency crisis. "Chinese commercial banks are awash with liquidity {and so, we ar...
by Bart S
24 May 2018 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272527

Re: Internal Security Watch

regarding the Thoothukudi events... I wonder of BIF people are aiming at plans to develop TN as major defence corridor?? JMT.. It is not really near the defense corridor. I don't think that there is any grand conspiracy here, though unsavoury elements can certainly take advantage of it. There are g...
by Bart S
24 May 2018 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 343329

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

It's Customer Service 101 It's like if you go to a restaurant and order butter chicken, dal and roti, and the butter chicken gives you food poisoning due to which you miss work for a few days and spend 3x as much in medicines. You have every right to complain, and the resteraunt cannot say that you...
by Bart S
23 May 2018 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2231
Views: 342355

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Fake News Manufactured news by ISI Baki paid media! The news is on Outlook and Rediff as well. However the original report in the Kashmiri press was that he was caught in a compromising position with a girl (whatever that means, WTF two adults do in their own time is their own business) and most of...
by Bart S
23 May 2018 18:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257712

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^I think he was being sarcastic, referring to the doom and gloom reports by several far-left economists.
by Bart S
23 May 2018 14:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272527

Re: Internal Security Watch

Some allege that Tamil fringe outfits with pro- LTTE sympathies are behind the protests, as they tried to do with the jallikattu protests earlier. When folks like S.P Udayakumar are leading the protests, pro-LTTE, pro-Evangelical church groups etc. cannot be really far behind. This was a real orche...
by Bart S
23 May 2018 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Lahore orange line metro is on $1.5b loaned money from china, which is equivalent to 10% of punjab province budget. Its construction cost is almost 50% costlier than other metro projects around the world. It is completely developed and maintained by a chinese company. Which will eat up the profit o...
by Bart S
23 May 2018 13:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5364
Views: 475276

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

1. They arent sanctioning India. They are sanctioning Russian military firms. Saar, but it is the latter rather than the former (if it did happen) that is upsetting some of the posters more :wink: Along the lines of trying to be 'More English than the Queen', in BR we had MUTU or 'More Unkly than U...
by Bart S
23 May 2018 13:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 171213

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Ex ISI Chief : Hurriyat Was ISI's Creation Now, do we understand how closely joined at the hip are the ISI and the GoTUS/PoTUS? By all indications Robin Raphael who was given full access to Delhi and Kashmir by the GOI, was closely working with the ISI, and continues to be a paid agent/lobbyist for...
by Bart S
22 May 2018 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272527

Re: Internal Security Watch

Seems similar to the nuclear power plant protests which was organized from abroad. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/whats-wrong-with-vedantas-sterlite-unit-in-tuticorin-6-things-you-should-know/articleshow/64273066.cms There never was any real problem or danger due to t...
by Bart S
22 May 2018 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 343329

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I made a general point and did not mention SU-30, Rafale or Brahmos, each of which have pros and cons. I'm not going to argue with you about cherry picked examples, there are enough examples of where India has gotten a raw deal over the years that are obvious to anybody who is not in denial, but th...

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