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by ramana
03 Jan 2019 03:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 813
Views: 72311

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

I think relations with Canada will be frosty till Trudeau sees the light of all terrorism is bad and not ignore terrorism directed to India.
Since this won't happen expect the chill till Trudeau is voted out of office.
by ramana
03 Jan 2019 02:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1810
Views: 220698

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

There was an article that 6 million UK citizens seek Irish citizenship so they can work in EU. Need to find it. I believe you are referring to the Reuter’s article that talks about six million Brits who are eligible and will seek to hold dual passports. Anybody born in Ireland, Northern Ireland or ...
by ramana
03 Jan 2019 02:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2228
Views: 131404

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Prem, Think of the Marathas after the fall of Deogiri and establishment of Bahmani Sultanate and takeover by Mughals. Thats continuous three centuries of occupation. Yet in a short span of 30 years Shivaji established the Maratha kingdom which became an empire under the Peshwas. I have been studying...
by ramana
03 Jan 2019 02:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2075
Views: 386018

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

Rakesh can you contact Rupak or you* yourself write an article to refute Verappa Moily attack on serving IAF chief?
Reason is attacking a serving officer is below the belt and needs to be refuted.
Moily cannot take refuge as a political statement.

* I thought you have a degree in Communications?
by ramana
03 Jan 2019 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2833
Views: 317870

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

What was the HAL price for the new 40 Su-30MKIs?
by ramana
02 Jan 2019 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2833
Views: 317870

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

The minister does not differentiate between cost and price. Cost is what the producer accumulates for the kit. Price is what he sells for. And also these two statments are contradictory Last year, HAL had offered to produce 40 additional Su-30MKI for the IAF at much a much lower court, but India tur...
by ramana
02 Jan 2019 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 225
Views: 21637

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

NYT under Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl Wu Dunn were at forefront of touting China as a rising power and all should kowtow to Middle Kingdom.
So for NYT to acknowledge Chinese stats are unreal is a big come down.

The rise of China has also been the rise of Chinese make-believe.
by ramana
02 Jan 2019 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 259762

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

That Rajghatta article is nonsense. He talks like US was protecting Indian interests in Afghanistan. Most of the sordid attacks on Indian assets happened during height of US deployment in Afghanistan. With full knowledge of US. Drawing down US troops exposes the true nature of Pak involvement in Afg...
by ramana
02 Jan 2019 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1810
Views: 220698

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

There was an article that 6 million UK citizens seek Irish citizenship so they can work in EU.


Need to find it.
by ramana
02 Jan 2019 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2228
Views: 131404

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sachin and Dileep and others, This comes to a fundamental question: Is India a 1) democracy or 2) an elected monarchy? The arguments being made are central Govt should bypass the will of the State as represented by the elected State Govt and pass an ordinance. Such course of action is if India is a ...
by ramana
02 Jan 2019 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2228
Views: 131404

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Disha, Please let people talk. Its an emotional issue and by suppressing voice we don't serve any interests.
by ramana
02 Jan 2019 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3424
Views: 722115

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

As far as FOC for the Tejas Mk-1 is concerned, 90% of radar & EW functionality had been achieved according to people in the know. The full functionality software upgrade could even be done after induction.Gun vibration tests had shown that the mounting needed some stiffening. https://twitter.co...
by ramana
01 Jan 2019 05:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year !!!
by ramana
01 Jan 2019 04:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2919

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

I did and contacted Dr. Ranjan
by ramana
01 Jan 2019 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 34424

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

ArjunPandit, thanks lot for the mention.

I too bow to ArunS for his knowledge.
by ramana
28 Dec 2018 05:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2247
Views: 196805

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Gautam, Do you know this police department?

https://twitter.com/NYPDChiefofDept/sta ... 56224?s=19

Om Shanti !!!
by ramana
28 Dec 2018 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2228
Views: 131404

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Why should they do that?
People talk like Congress is better than Commies for Hindus.
Let Congress fight it out.
by ramana
26 Dec 2018 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 762
Views: 92166

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

I would like to gather information/data on International Fighter Industry and future plans.
Please post data by country or consortium.
name of the company or corporate entity, financial strength, order book, plans.
and use hashtag #IFIStudy

thanks.
Start with wiki pages
by ramana
26 Dec 2018 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 34424

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

from the days when A1 and Prithvi tests will be discussed and debated just 10 years back to when A4 test saw a mere passing mention. Not just India but BRF too has come a long way. Recent tests are both lofted trajectory. Instead of max minimum energy trajectory (MET). Lofted means the same RV is l...
by ramana
26 Dec 2018 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4768
Views: 619737

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion



Lots of good news on Dhanush and Sarang.
Induction in Feb 2019 by Modiji.
by ramana
24 Dec 2018 06:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2228
Views: 131404

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Dileep what is needed is the #Sabarimala devotees form themselves into Angad Sena.
Let Keralam show the way.
by ramana
22 Dec 2018 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3424
Views: 722115

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

Indranil any ECD for gun firing by Tejas?
by ramana
22 Dec 2018 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3424
Views: 722115

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

Gyan wrote:Anyone remembers the controversy he created about EJ200 Engine Vs GE 414
T-72 upgrade Vs Arjun
Then Arjun Vs T-90



I think he is a foil for MoD interests who want to throw a spanner in re-armament program.
by ramana
22 Dec 2018 04:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2247
Views: 196805

Re: Understanding the US - Again

:(( Trump is also declaring (half) victory in Afghanistan and withdrawing half the troops. Pulling out of Syria was fine. The US cannot continue constant wars and deployments to 1,000 locations around the world. At the same time this administration is handing the keys back to the Taliban and pakis. ...
by ramana
21 Dec 2018 05:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 27749

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Usually Swami stories are suspect. Often bats for anti national.
by ramana
20 Dec 2018 04:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 225
Views: 21637

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

No. Keep throwing pebbles not stones
by ramana
19 Dec 2018 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 225
Views: 21637

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

That idea of India as a large carrier was made by VADM.M. K. Roy in a Naval Inst Proceedings. One Dutch scholar Kemmenade, wrote how even in 1990s, PRC wanted a way to counter the Pacific Ocean dominance by US and to develop Western China. Belt and Road Initiative is China's land island strategy. Wh...
by ramana
19 Dec 2018 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 225
Views: 21637

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

No I havent read that but will do so. I have Mackinder original paper.

All American thinking is Xian based. Even the founding.
Military invokes Xian god during formal ceremonies.
Truly Templar ethos.
by ramana
19 Dec 2018 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 225
Views: 21637

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Arjun Pandit wrote As for UK, and later US, Pakis were a hedge against India and India against china. Apart from their human rights crap to vilify their oppponents viz., Nazi/Fascists or soviet block. They had no intention of upholding any moral standard or a fair world order. The status quoist regi...
by ramana
19 Dec 2018 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 225
Views: 21637

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Arjun Pandit, I hope to pass on some lessons to our members. "All generalizations are general including this one" Taking one or two exceptions to an argument is a typical Indian trait. Its from tarka shastra to argue for argument sake. And English education reinforces that with speech and ...
by ramana
19 Dec 2018 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 27749

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Neshant, What about US manufactured equipment? Do they not have security back doors? Indian mil and gov networks are not connected to Huawei powered networks. The main Indian customer needs 5G to propel to the next level of connectivity. 5G is expected to drive a huge job growth in India. And Huawei...
by ramana
19 Dec 2018 04:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 225
Views: 21637

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

PDF link to the Infographic on Xi JinPing New China.


https://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/infogr ... overnance/

Would suggest print in 11/17 or Tabloid and hang on the wall.
by ramana
19 Dec 2018 04:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3424
Views: 722115

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

So each Tejas Mk1a is $93 million? SaiK you are in Shukla mode. This price you came up with. The article said 83 Mk1A for $7.7B the costs could include for infrastructure and whats called rate tooling. So please don't add to the fire your own can of kerosene. CAG will eventually tell us the price p...
by ramana
19 Dec 2018 04:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3430
Views: 353408

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

I could not access from my device. Can you copy paste the text?
by ramana
19 Dec 2018 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 225
Views: 21637

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Describing China occupation of 'not a blade of grass grows' Aksai Chin was a CBM for Tibet occupation.
But got carried away by rhetoric.

The fear of China is ever present in Congress circles.
by ramana
18 Dec 2018 23:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 225
Views: 21637

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

X-posting for completeness... SS, I came to some conclusions on the events in 1970 to 80s. And where it leads to 2000 decade. IG never wanted Siachen glacier. Occupying that feature is a protect Ladakh measure for IA. Congress from her time wanted to give that area to Pakistan as a CBM to China to a...

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