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by ramana
15 Nov 2018 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 682
Views: 115648

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Ok. I am going to press gang you to write a policy paper.
So start thinking on those lines.
by ramana
15 Nov 2018 04:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 78
Views: 13797

Re: Indian Interests_2

X-posted from Economic Forum India’s BIMARU states developing but not catching up. There’s very little evidence of convergence on social indicators among Indian states, new data on health, education and access to basic amenities between 1998-99 and 2015-16 shows. Over nearly two decades, the “BIMARU...
by ramana
15 Nov 2018 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 6975

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

I am closing this thread.
The only missing information is how did Mohammed Sabith first catch the infection?
This is not clear. Every one else is from direct human contact.
The poor fruit bats didn't do it.
by ramana
15 Nov 2018 03:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248450

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

X-posted from Terroristan thread but relevant here... ‘Mainstreaming’ of terrorists by Pakistan a threat, PM tells US VP – TNN NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed out the “mainstreaming” of figures involved in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in the recent elections in Pakistan, a clear referenc...
by ramana
15 Nov 2018 03:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 682
Views: 115648

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The CV are with ski jump or catapult.
You have not given threat these forces will challenge?
First let me ask and you reply.
In naval terms what should be the objective of the Indian Navy?
by ramana
15 Nov 2018 03:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2309
Views: 374650

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/statu ... 60544?s=19

Can some one put this in.bar and our chart format?
Thanks.
by ramana
15 Nov 2018 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1947
Views: 162422

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UB, Wee have DT record for about two years.
Can you and Rudrdev summarize his modus operandi wrt foreign nations?
Say in six to ten points.
Maybe how he deals with small, medium and large nations?
Ally vs neutral vs opponents
by ramana
15 Nov 2018 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 711
Views: 79664

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Rakesh, Thanks for re-opening the thread to face new facts. The comments of the five executives are laughable. They want IAF to tailor it for their convenience. We can easily guess who the five executives represent. The third guy in most pragmatic. The first guy could be Eurofighter. But it all goes...
by ramana
15 Nov 2018 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4656
Views: 284348

Re: Deterrence

Folks, Our Sanjay Badri Mahraj, PhD, LLM has written a new book on Indian Nuclear Strategy. Here are link to Flipkart. https://www.flipkart.com/indian-nuclear-strategy-confronting-potential-threat-both-china-pakistan/p/itmfa783qb7r8kft He studies the dual nuclear threat scenario. I had the good fort...
by ramana
15 Nov 2018 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1947
Views: 162422

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UB, Enough on the judge nominee.

Here is her wiki.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neomi_Rao

She is very well qualified to be the District judge.
by ramana
15 Nov 2018 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 146
Views: 18513

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Vidur, if you are still there, how does any weapons program for say Army begin? How are the requirements set? And who sets them? What factors they choose? Let us for example start with BPJ requirements? Technical : has to stop a bullet of yxZZ and shrapnel etc. Proof by test. Quantity requirements: ...
by ramana
15 Nov 2018 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 581081

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

Real Line 2 is not operational yet.

Its still Line 1A.
by ramana
15 Nov 2018 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 682
Views: 115648

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Titash and John, Can I ask you both to lead a discussion on IN force structure along with tsarkar's guidance? What are the threats and what type of force is needed to respond to the threats? I also would like a proactive force requirements discussion. Trying to get back rigor in our discussion threa...
by ramana
15 Nov 2018 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 682
Views: 115648

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I don't think that is an accurate characterization of where the USN's modern designs are. For instance see the DDG-1000 and CGX concepts both of which incorporate stealth heavily. DDG-51 Flight-II and the new Flight-III are vessels that are sort of limited in term of what you could do to them becau...
by ramana
14 Nov 2018 07:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1527
Views: 215340

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Rakesh
What about
57 +114 F18s?
Or 57 Rafales vs 57 F 18s?
Where would EMALS fit?
by ramana
14 Nov 2018 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 469
Views: 69475

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

JayS, TSarkar
1) How was the number 57 arrived At? How many Carriers is that?
2) Is EMALS necessary ? What alternates?
Thanks, Ramana
P.S. any one jump in.
by ramana
14 Nov 2018 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 682
Views: 115648

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

tsarkar does the old standard of 1000 tonnes displacement per aircraft still hold for modern carriers?
by ramana
14 Nov 2018 04:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248450

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

DT tweeted a series of three tweets to be read together about Diwali in White House.
And nominated and Indian American woman to fill Kavanaugh seat.
by ramana
13 Nov 2018 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1569
Views: 79971

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

So GoKl has read the tea leaves and is seeking political insurance by calling for all party meet. Earlier they were hell bent on going beyond the verdict. The devotees should not let down their guard. At least till December 7th results come in. SaiK you are looking at global factors. The situation i...
by ramana
13 Nov 2018 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 581081

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

Rakesh wrote:
Tejas Division (Line 1)
Hawk Line (Line 2)
Su-30MKI Line (Line 3) - proposed


its
Tejas Division (Line 1=5)
Hawk Line (Line 1A = 3)
Second Line @ Nekkundi (Line 2 =8)
Su-30MkI line (Line 3) proposed
by ramana
13 Nov 2018 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1569
Views: 79971

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I think SC took political decision. They see the outrage and only judgments in line with people thinking will survive. At same time they don't want to lose face. So kicked the can to next year while their verdict stays. This is incentive to GoKL to implement the verdict. Next few weeks will be stres...
by ramana
13 Nov 2018 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1569
Views: 79971

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

SaiK
Don't go emotional.on us. Where does ICJ come in?
Are you in Nehru mode?
by ramana
13 Nov 2018 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1569
Views: 79971

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Very clear Kerala Hindus need to make the MLAs resign and make tis5 govt fall. It is ready to twist everything to achieve the goal of secularizing Sabarimala.
CPM must go.
by ramana
12 Nov 2018 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92578

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Its early November and the year is drawing to a close.
Let us list the hits and misses of the year 2018 for World and India.
World
North Korea moved back from the brink +
MBS real face revealed -


etc....
by ramana
12 Nov 2018 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4854
Views: 917083

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Dhanush was the first navy operational deterrent missile.
by ramana
12 Nov 2018 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 602047

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Gen. P.R. Shankar is reading this thread.
Best behavior!
by ramana
12 Nov 2018 04:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 602047

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

He has not mentioned the joint industry and military center for induction Dhanush.
by ramana
12 Nov 2018 04:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 602047

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

He gives the roadmap that was sustained over long years to rebuild the artillery arm. Note the 7 systems of which four would be selected: Dhanush, Sarang, ATAGs, M777. K9 is armoured corps. All are 155mm systems. Modular charges Electronics Fuzes Interim mechanical fuzes back in production. So now a...
by ramana
11 Nov 2018 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 602047

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

I have seen reports of all but the 2800 ATAGS and MGS. Those were stated as requirements.
The small orders are to start the production line.

Thanks for the report on M777 design drivers.

One product improvement could be heavier barrel for IA use as they like to use artillery a lot.
by ramana
11 Nov 2018 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 581081

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

Rakesh Good idea.
When milestones are achieved just note next to the aircraft.
Dont edit with new date.
That way we have data on schedule performance.
by ramana
11 Nov 2018 00:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1947
Views: 162422

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Its bakshesh. Relax things are in process.
by ramana
10 Nov 2018 11:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248450

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Bera once talked about a seminar he attended at MIT on 'Future of work". And challenges to work force.
Not just focussed on health issues.
by ramana
10 Nov 2018 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1947
Views: 162422

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Melbourne Florida?
by ramana
10 Nov 2018 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1569
Views: 79971

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

WA


Cabinet minister - Mr. Giriraj Singh ji (MOS(IC) for MSME | MP for Nawada) has now endorsed the upcoming protest in Delhi..... 1 Lakh #SaveSabrimala stickers to be distriburted in capital for Free. Volunteers in other cities also planning to print and distribute....
by ramana
10 Nov 2018 05:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248450

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I helped his campaign in in his first two runs. In fact I met him in 2009 and saw him grow from close.
Off late he is trying to out do Amanda Cortez.

He might get some committee assignments.
by ramana
10 Nov 2018 04:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 152
Views: 20733

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Baarath_S
You are rude and disrespectful.
The forum does not need such people who attribute motives to admins.
I gave you an out but you persist.

I am banning you.
Bye.
by ramana
09 Nov 2018 10:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 745
Views: 108342

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

SS remember the six power conference in Germany in mid 1990s where US ensured India was not part of the Afghan talks?

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