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by ramana
22 May 2019 03:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections
Replies: 42
Views: 4068

Re: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections

My wish list: Geopolitical Integrate Surya-Putra countries with Make In India to develop India as a production house for entire supply chain of renewable economy. Continue Defense R&D partnerships with Israel, Russia and France. All the while buying American off-the-shelf products as needed Work...
by ramana
22 May 2019 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4725
Views: 606684

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

What is the SU-30MKI squadron number?
by ramana
22 May 2019 01:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4250
Views: 408776

Re: Internal Security Watch

Yes its Naga terrorists attacking in Arunachal Pradesh.
by ramana
22 May 2019 01:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 884
Views: 84911

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

NIA raids 10 Tamil Nadu places over suspected IS links - ToI In an operation that began early on Monday, National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths searched the houses of 10 men, of whom nine were arrested last year, for suspected links with Islamic State (IS) and forming a group called ‘shahadat ...
by ramana
22 May 2019 00:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 853
Views: 21043

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

So Tuan you think there were no Islamist terrorists who did the Easter Sunday bombing? And no people died?
by ramana
22 May 2019 00:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

rsingh wrote:I hope award wapsi intolerant crowed to get mad. if only they return the money (they go with awards) this time.



Fat chance. It was to be a token protest and govt was supposed to give it back or refuse.
by ramana
22 May 2019 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Any one taken note of this? https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/city/kolkata/two-tmc-mps-in-talks-with-a-senior-bjp-leader-sources/videoshow/69414911.cms Yes, this has been making rounds for the last 24 hours. My guess is one of these two TMC leaders is Saugata Roy (brother of Tathagata Roy,...
by ramana
21 May 2019 23:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

UB my number 35% comes from here.

Look at vote shares for BJP alone as projected by exit polls:-
Axis: 38%
5Forty3: 36%
Cvoter: 35%
Chanakya: 36%
The lowest is 35%. At 31%, BJP swept India to record 282 seats. If you see historical figures, 35% is enough for Modi to record a TSUNAMO
by ramana
21 May 2019 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2675
Views: 538387

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Copter crash ‘self-hit’, IAF commander out -Ajay Banerjee, The Tribune. https://www.tribuneindia.com/mobi/news/nation/copter-crash-self-hit--iaf-commander-out/775881.html :eek: Damning report if correct. Military aircrafts do fly with their transponders off, and IFF is a transponder. This story abo...
by ramana
21 May 2019 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

in case of some misstep with the exit poll results, one would watch the shiv sena very very carefully. uddhav's cousin raj who has "campaigned" against modi and for the ncp combine was very vituperative all through the campaign and blood runs thicker than water and these cousins are playi...
by ramana
21 May 2019 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Folks after the recent ban on a senior member I have made a sticky where people can post requests for temporary ban etc to avoid posting inflammatory posts to get the ban.
Thanks for cooperation.
ramana
by ramana
21 May 2019 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Requests to Admins-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Requests to Admins-2019

Folks this sticky is for members to make requests to Admins.
Examples are to disable an account or id or temporary ban.

No need to post inflammatory posts to get ban.
We are there to help.
Thanks,
ramana
by ramana
21 May 2019 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Ah! NOW I understand how the count shot up from 306 to 365. They read the Official UBCN Predictor of 360. NDA will lose onlee!! :rotfl: UB in India whether its a monarchy or democracy its the rule represents the will of the people. Coming to modern times if it takes 51% to win the elections, and yo...
by ramana
21 May 2019 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

pankajs wrote:https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/karnataka-chief-minister-kumaraswamy-cancels-delhi-visit/article27193659.ece
Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy cancels Delhi visit



He might not last long as CM of Karnataka.
And could be trying to make a deal to survive.
by ramana
21 May 2019 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Sure, but why pull out now? The clown prince had put him out to dry.. and to be frank the allegations were quite dramatic.. I would have kept on and watched the idiot squirm like a worm.. I remember the same Ambani meeting the queen mother and other CONcroaches after the 2004 BJP debacle.. grapevin...
by ramana
21 May 2019 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

abhijitm wrote:Is there clear guidline from EC on what if a mismatch found between sample EVN and VVPAT? Many were asking a clear instruction during the election. Don't remember EC issued any. Did they? This drama could have been avoided otherwise.

EC knows what it is doing. So let them make a ruling.
by ramana
21 May 2019 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The vvpat issue is troubling. The opposition seem to be marshaled by CBN to cast doubts on election process itself. This is a very dangerous precedent. The voting machines worked well when the opposition did well last year. What changed this time other than an unfavorable exit poll? If the results ...
by ramana
21 May 2019 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Singha wrote:the J-word brother.

its the big J in rahul mehtas NBJP pantheon.

Don't worry too much at pet strawmen.
As long as pigeon is there can coo.
Unless blatantly personal remarks are made.
However can guarantee if some one reports and makes a case out of spite at fellow members.
by ramana
21 May 2019 21:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 188
Views: 26766

Re: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

I think there is a need to reform the DGQA. I am posting link to US DCMA which was a result of procurement reform started in 1960s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_Contract_Management_Agency Contract administration within DoD has been studied and modified for many years. In the early 1960s, a ...
by ramana
21 May 2019 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4725
Views: 606684

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

All this is being discussed in the IAF thread. Please help by not posting everywhere.
by ramana
21 May 2019 21:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2345
Views: 274932

Re: Military Flight Safety

Lets discuss in the IAF thread as its now subject to Court of Inquiry.(COI)
by ramana
21 May 2019 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2675
Views: 538387

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The purchase of the sights comes in the wake of reports of Pakistani jihadis being given sniper training. The new rifles and the telescopic sights are expected to be an effective counter. Besides the sights, 50 Field Artillery Tractors (FAT) are also likely to be bought, to add to the 100 already a...
by ramana
21 May 2019 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2675
Views: 538387

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/budgam-chopper-incident-officers-could-face-charge-of-culpable-homicide/articleshow/69420359.cms Budgam chopper incident: Officers could face charge of culpable homicide looks like our mi17 chopper was downed by own Spidyr missile ^ The Court of Inq...
by ramana
21 May 2019 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 188
Views: 26766

Re: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

From Sudhir Pillai


‘’Army raises alarm: rising accidents due faulty ammunition” says ⁦@rajatpTOI⁩. Malady lies beyond OFB in MOD orgn/institutions tasked w/quality? #DGQA #DGAQA under MoD as ag indep bodies overseeing arms like OFB/def PSUs ⁦@TakshashilaInst⁩ https://t.co/BjnEArJzEt
by ramana
21 May 2019 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Primus got it right.
Ek Nayi Azadi!

I don't go by Firstpost. They are mendacious.
by ramana
21 May 2019 06:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2675
Views: 538387

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Didn't DRDO try to reverse engineer a British JP 233 bomb of similar design and has similar skeet type ammo?

Wonder what happened?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JP233
by ramana
21 May 2019 06:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2675
Views: 538387

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

OK CBU-105 is the Wind Corrected Munition Dispenser(WCMD)
It adds GPS guidance to CBU-97 and corrects for wind drift.
I recall reading that wind drift was causing the weapon to go astray.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBU-97_Se ... zed_Weapon
by ramana
21 May 2019 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

According to that graphic, more than 50% of those Hindu groups voted for BJP. It's already game over if that graphic is correct. 65% of muslims voted for TMC, but if muslims are concentrated in certain localities, the non muslim dominated seats are BJPs. Yes #Jihadidi game is over and she knows it....
by ramana
21 May 2019 02:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

If there is an eskimo consolidation behind Congis then it might be a tougher fight in UP/Bihar than expected. This seems like eskimos have abandoned the SP/BSP ship and climbed on to Congis one. It is exactly the opposite effect. In almost all UP seats barring Amethi and Rae Bareli, the main contes...
by ramana
21 May 2019 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

vimal wrote:This morning, I got up at night and saw a TV interview. A YSR guy was saying that they will support NDA if they get special status for AP. I was like you still at it dawg! :roll: :roll:


Are you suffering from Rahulitis? 8)
by ramana
21 May 2019 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 853
Views: 21043

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Foreign Policy says: https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/05/20/buddhist-anger-could-tear-sri-lanka-apart/ Buddhist Anger Could Tear Sri Lanka Apart Old hatreds are coming out in the aftermath of the Easter bombings. About a week ago, the country experienced its most violent 24-hour period since the East...
by ramana
21 May 2019 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 188
Views: 26766

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

The only metric that makes any sense is What programs are we doing, need to fund & how much do they need? Vs How much is actually funded. Any other metric says a lot but doesn't mean very much. Can you put together a blog on this aspect? List top ten programs for all services. List how much it ...
by ramana
21 May 2019 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2675
Views: 538387

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Flight Test Results for FOC done, w/IAF, their response awaited (as of Dec 2018). No sign of engine (stuck on cost). EW in devpt (by DRDO). I thought there was the issue of warranty by HAL. They wanted Honeywell which is just supplying engine to take on the warranty. And now they agreed to just buy...
by ramana
21 May 2019 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 29125

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

While the Air force Version of Tejas has been the talk of town, the naval version continues with the flight test schedule leading to the ultimate goal. The common question has been on the date when is she going to land on deck. The effort required by the flight test crew even to attempt that is mon...
by ramana
21 May 2019 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 853
Views: 21043

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

But Indians are ok to discuss and do something about the "plight" of Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan? I never understood the double standards in brf when discussing Tamils and Hindus in other countries. Srilankan Tamils seem to be forever associated with break India forces. Is that fair...
by ramana
21 May 2019 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

ramana wrote:Dileep I am going to issue a warning for flame baiting members with your barbecue preferences.

Folks don't respond or you will get a warning too.



On second thought I decided to make it a two weeks ban so you can enjoy your barb.

ramana

Anybody responding will also get the same.
by ramana
21 May 2019 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Dileep I am going to issue a warning for flame baiting members with your barbecue preferences.

Folks don't respond or you will get a warning too.
by ramana
21 May 2019 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 7982
Views: 442580

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Guys take it easy and don't snipe at each other.
And others also take it easy its only a election thread.

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