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by Bart S
22 May 2018 15:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5357
Views: 473626

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Lot of fearmongering from US pasand journos. Now lifafa is coming from massa. Americans sanctions on India will blacklist US defence firms from marketing their products to India. This isn't an issue because what we need is not on offer. The sanctions will halt current procurements(m777, Apache etc)...
by Bart S
22 May 2018 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4267
Views: 161145

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

But why these writers do not use an editor with basic science knowledge -- so that their reporting is not sloppy..(and it makes it sound like the author's does not have basic scientific understanding..) To be fair, this is not the only article.. many articles are like that . Not an excuse, but that...
by Bart S
22 May 2018 01:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2545
Views: 166195

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

If This Narration In A Paki Sarkari Newspaper Is To Be Believed, Ex ISI Chief Asad Durrani And Ex RAW Head A.S. Daulat Are "Bosom Buddies" :roll: The book also mentions a particlar incident of May 2015 when Dulat and his colleagues rescued Durrani's son Osman who was stranded in India. &q...
by Bart S
21 May 2018 17:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 340971

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Former R & AW Chief, A.S.Dulat was giving an interview to @NewsX today where he said US, UK have revived their interest in Kashmir & are sending in their "diplomats" to Kashmir every month This guy dulat has collaborated with a former paki ISI chief to co author a new book. Often ...
by Bart S
21 May 2018 03:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 157968

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Too late, he can live in the UK on a cancelled passport, just cannot travel without a new one. The loan terms for anything beyond 1 cr need to be a lot stricter with reporting on citizenships, PR visas and passports held needing to be mandatory. How can he stay if he has no passport? Is he a citize...
by Bart S
21 May 2018 02:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 400964

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This is not about cracking any code. The Chinese know the RCS of their plane. We are just telling them that we know that too. More importantly, telling our own folks (including armchair defense 'analysts' and most defense journalists) who lack confidence and go into 'sky is falling, China is unstop...
by Bart S
21 May 2018 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 343161

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

It is not about cost but value. If we are getting something that is a dud, it's too expensive, regardless of how 'cheap' it is . If we are going to get blackmailed for spares, maintenance, uptime and delivery times, as the Russians have done to us time and again, the initial cost, no matter how att...
by Bart S
20 May 2018 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 343161

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Philip wrote:BMos is a desi product not Scalp.


So there are no license fees to be paid to Russia for the missile?
Have the Russians TOT'd the seeker tech for the missile to India?
Have the Russians TOT'd the engine tech to India?
by Bart S
20 May 2018 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 343161

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

KaranM..cost is a very major consideration for a country like India... why we fired only a few PGM's even when our tail was on fire in kargil... ? so please dont discount cost as a factor..mission effectiveness is fine but within budgetary constraints. When the chiefs say ' we will fight with that ...
by Bart S
20 May 2018 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 157968

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

It is confirmed that Nirav Modi is in London, he travelled on Singaporean passport https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/nirav-modi-in-london-on-singaporean-passport-says-probe-agency-sources-1854370 Ask Singapore to cancel his passport. Whichever country gives him fugitive, remember that in all future i...
by Bart S
20 May 2018 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5357
Views: 473626

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Anyway, I dont think you have anything to offer, other than - Russia is so great, Russian arms are so good and India must suck up to Russia. So, this will be my last reply to you. Enjoy. Ta WRONG. If you scroll up the thread, there were some prophecies about Russia by 'famous saints' as well. :rotfl:
by Bart S
16 May 2018 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2642
Views: 255302

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Nice try at deflecting the question, but that is totally irrelevant. The question is whether we are allowed to do so or not. The original agreement most definitely allows us to add what we wish. But replacing the radar is not that straight forward,... Great info, thanks! It's a pity they don't have...
by Bart S
16 May 2018 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2642
Views: 255302

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

One also hopes that if we wanted to integrate Astra with the existing radar, we have a foolproof and implementable agreement in place and won't be subjected to the Bramhos style blackmail by the Russians.
by Bart S
16 May 2018 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2642
Views: 255302

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Philip wrote:Do we have a 400km range radar equiv. ? Even the Jags and LCAs are to have Israeli 2032/ 2052 ELTA radars.


Nice try at deflecting the question, but that is totally irrelevant. The question is whether we are allowed to do so or not.
by Bart S
15 May 2018 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2642
Views: 255302

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Is there any chance that we could put our own radar on the plane as part of the upgrade, or does Russia have a veto on that too?
by Bart S
13 May 2018 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2138
Views: 200183

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

He is another one, cut from the same cloth, of which we already have an overflowing stack who recommend India must do no less than be pally with Russia +1 million. These people have an ideology driven objective (not necessarily Indian interests) in mind and fill in/cherry pick 'facts' and assertion...
by Bart S
13 May 2018 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5357
Views: 473626

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^Again, more Putin veneration that has nothing to do with India or this thread.
by Bart S
11 May 2018 13:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5357
Views: 473626

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Philip wrote:Putin's physical fitness amazing,playing ice-hockey at the age of 65.watch the vclip.


Why should we care?

And what does this have to do with India, India-Russia relations or BRF? This kind of crap is more suited to Instagram.
by Bart S
11 May 2018 12:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 255000

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Govt has shown little inclination so far to do so. Even simple steps like mandatory labeling of source/country of origin of the product that people have been demanding for quite a while now, remains unimplemented. About 99% of Amazon Basics products are cheap quality Chinese junk and likewise the F...
by Bart S
11 May 2018 10:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 255000

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This is essentially a regulatory matter which can be addressed quickly by the government. Govt has shown little inclination so far to do so. Even simple steps like mandatory labeling of source/country of origin of the product that people have been demanding for quite a while now, remains unimplemen...
by Bart S
11 May 2018 03:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 255000

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

A load of Made in China stuff is going to be dumped on India by Walmart. That's their only business model - creation of large budget deficits for countries with ships arriving full and leaving empty. Walmart India does 95% of sourcing from the country itself. That is because they are forced to by t...
by Bart S
07 May 2018 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5357
Views: 473626

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

A grim reminder what a " strategic relationship " with the US really entails, should instead be called a "servile relationship. No. A grim reminder of declining India-Russia trade. Why can’t trade be in Rubles and Rupees instead of Dollars? This should be leveraged to our advantage. ...
by Bart S
05 May 2018 15:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1024
Views: 123832

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

With GPON it is possible. Using older technologies and the typical BSNL exchange, certainly not possible without a huge capital outlay. This could be a good thing where we leapfrog/bypass several generations of older tech, like the move directly to cellular. Landlines as a concept are dead. Only BS...
by Bart S
05 May 2018 03:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2545
Views: 166195

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Remember the kidnapper who was released after the 1999 hijacking (Nepal to Delhi) to Kandahar. Sheikh omar saeed. Now movie has been made on this terrorist and released today. Trailer here. zd4MQ4KE3M8 The director Hansal Mehta is a left-wing douche bag, so, while he does make good movies, a movie ...
by Bart S
05 May 2018 03:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2545
Views: 166195

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

India should take note of this "Deep State Snake" :evil: Zaid Hamid ‏Verified account @ZaidZamanHamid 4h4 hours ago #TenYearsOfShamDemocracy India is spending billions of $ to dismember Pakistan. All Pakistan need to do is to throw oil on already simmering insurgencies inside India and it...
by Bart S
04 May 2018 22:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2879
Views: 228857

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Last year did road trip from Delhi to Rajasthan using a private taxi. Noticed something very interesting, even though the innova has National permit, our driver changed car plates before entering Rajasthan from ncr to raj plate. Driver explained that it helps with bribes. I still can’t wrap my head...
by Bart S
04 May 2018 21:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1024
Views: 123832

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/draft-telecom-policy-aims-40-lakh-jobs-50-mbps-broadband-speed/articleshow/63997776.cms Under the new policy, the government aims to enable fixed line broadband access to 50 per cent of households and start landline portability services. 5...
by Bart S
04 May 2018 01:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 340971

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Major encounter underway..7 trapped. Turkawangan Zainpora of Shopian in South Kashmir. Terrorists include top commanders Saddam Padder and Zeenat ul Islam. Man we are killing them by dozen now happy hunting https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/991656370138173442 It looks like the scum escaped, ...
by Bart S
03 May 2018 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2138
Views: 200183

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

The role India must play with China and Russia bla bla bla delusional self-loathing rubbish by the commie idiot author deleted You left out the most significant part, a piece of info that says more than the long winded article :mrgreen: : MAKARAND R PARANJAPE @makrandparanspe The writer is poet and...
by Bart S
02 May 2018 20:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2545
Views: 166195

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

And what do the Pakis have to Offer the Russians? The one and only thing that the Russians have been dying to get since the time of the czars - access to the warm waters of the Arabian Sea. This is a myth floated by the Zia type folks to justify the Afghan Jihad. There is some truth to it as Imperi...
by Bart S
01 May 2018 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2545
Views: 166195

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Wow...this is a must-watch. The Pashtuns are really angry and look to be ready to come out of the thumb of the Punjabis and no longer want to be used and abused by the establishment.

by Bart S
29 Apr 2018 20:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2431
Views: 277455

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I hope with completion of DFC at least wheat, paddy, tomatoes and onions are shipped across the length and breadth of India and are not lying rotten on the streets of Punjab, Haryana and western UP. There is a massive rot in our procurement,storage and transportation of food items. These issues are...
by Bart S
29 Apr 2018 19:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733092

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^ No need to go there. From the wording, albeit ambiguous, of “According to the Ilyushin company press service, the plane belongs to the Indian navy, there are experienced Ilyushin test pilots on board, said.” , I am guessing it was not Indian but Russian pilots doing the flying Yes, I know. Was ...
by Bart S
29 Apr 2018 17:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733092

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Prem wrote:Indian Navy's IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft operating for the Indian Navy (06) was damaged when it landed with a retracted nosegear at Moscow Zhukovsky


No doubt caused by incompetent Indians unable to absorb the 'sophisticated' Russian technology :roll:
by Bart S
29 Apr 2018 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733384

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Defence ministry clears procurement proposals worth Rs 3,700 crore. The DAC also approved the procurement of 13 127mm calibre guns from BAE Systems of the US for over Rs 3,000 crore. “These guns, which have a 24-km range that can be further extended by using ERGMs (extended range gun munitions), wi...
by Bart S
29 Apr 2018 17:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2545
Views: 166195

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Only about 8 mins long, well worth a watch in full:


by Bart S
29 Apr 2018 17:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2545
Views: 166195

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

X Posted on the Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread As stated in my Post of 29 April 18 03:50 – the known and admitted Terroristani Defence Budget is NOT T. R. 1.100 TRILLION BUT T. R. 1.460! I now, reluctantly but unequivocally agree that the “Good Daackter” is firmly in The Terror...
by Bart S
28 Apr 2018 12:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733092

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I don't think that nomination of PSU yard's by mod will be a problem. As long as the MOD can say that the L1 Pvt yard will work on the prices quoted by PSU yard. This is the most common process followed for central government tenders. That being the case it can be executed for mod tenders as well. ...
by Bart S
28 Apr 2018 00:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 255000

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We badly need a massive expansion in warehousing, food processing and cold storage industries, plus a modern supply chain. The last attempt at getting one in place via Walmart type retailers fell flat on its face, but something new and workable has to be tried at least.
by Bart S
27 Apr 2018 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2545
Views: 166195

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

I do not understand this heart transplant treatment. Even if the treatment is free how is he going to get a heart? You can not buy them in the market (besides the small Indian hearts may not properly fit in the large Pakistani heart cavity). Does India have a watilist for organs donors and recipien...

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