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by amar_p
29 Aug 2020 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3547
Views: 1042070

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Looks TFTA ;-) What is that periscope on top just aft of the cockpit canopy?
by amar_p
27 Aug 2020 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 778
Views: 193762

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Imagine IA currently has 600 Arjun Mk2, with required ammo, trained crew, support personnel and logistics in place. What can NOT be done with this capability that can only be done with 600 (+/- a few) T-90s, similarly crewed and supported, in the theaters we face ? Conversely: What can be done only ...
by amar_p
27 Aug 2020 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 329758

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

We are used to seeing images of lunar surface full of craters. These images seem to show convex mounds ?!
Perhaps gurus can explain? Thanks
by amar_p
27 Aug 2020 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XV Kaalkut
Replies: 36
Views: 5405

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XV. Kaalkut.

Superb ! Looking fwd to next episode !!
by amar_p
27 Aug 2020 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 778
Views: 193762

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Next we will be hearing news about mating KALI with ARJUN never mind how much haraam that sounds.
by amar_p
26 Aug 2020 15:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 956638

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Here is H.E. Sun Weidong, Chinese Ambassador to India's web speech on 25 Aug: http://in.china-embassy.org/eng/embassy_news/t1809145.htm And here are some lame questions: http://in.china-embassy.org/eng/embassy_news/t1809143.htm May be we should organise a BRF web event and invite him for a friendly ...
by amar_p
26 Aug 2020 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INA History Thread
Replies: 325
Views: 46544

Re: INA History Thread

History as taught today, conditions a nation's psyche. Determines who our heroes are, who are not. Shapes our views about our heritage. Can make children grow up as proud and confident citizen or weak and diffident youth. Correcting biases and untruths that have crept into our history today has its ...
by amar_p
20 Aug 2020 00:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 737
Views: 166639

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

"Predator" camouflage will become reality at last !
by amar_p
19 Aug 2020 00:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 503
Views: 72943

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

Its not just about making tall buildings, the impact on urban infra and living comfort due to concentrating additional x1000s of people, and the magnet effect on surrounding areas must also be planned for.
by amar_p
19 Aug 2020 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3547
Views: 1042070

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Press reporting that Tejas squadron has been deployed on the western front!
by amar_p
17 Aug 2020 14:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 738
Views: 72263

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

Every village, town and city on the Ganga or any other river for that matter, needs to have a sewage treatment plant. Specific effluent treatment plants must be made mandatory for running industries on river banks, and those industries must be made to fund these plants. Tanneries for ex are some of ...
by amar_p
17 Aug 2020 14:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7410
Views: 982271

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Keeping the enemy closer perhaps ?
by amar_p
15 Aug 2020 15:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy 74th Independence Day!!
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Happy 74th Independence Day!!

Independence Day Greetings to all Rakshaks, Indians and India lovers.

by amar_p
15 Aug 2020 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 130
Views: 26299

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Rajya Sabha TV has a lot of interesting panel discussions with retired services personnel and defence journalists. Search on YT.
by amar_p
15 Aug 2020 14:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7410
Views: 982271

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Time to renew the list of pseudo-intellectual columnists else the already moribund print media will hasten its own demise. A huge majority of Indian rely more on vernacular media which has a far better grasp of the country's realities and the reporters in Indian languages wear no such tinted glasses.
by amar_p
15 Aug 2020 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4521
Views: 732848

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Why all this rona dhona that Kamala Harris is not overtly displaying her Indianness and Hindu roots on her sleeve? She is an America born, American product, running for an American office. India and its concerns would fall somewhere far down in her list of priorities _today_. Nothing wrong in that, ...
by amar_p
12 Aug 2020 16:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1085
Views: 118043

Re: Solar energy in India

Saw somewhere a plan to cover major irrigation canals with solar panels killing 2 birds with one stone. Conserve water by reducing evaporation losses + No need for land acquisition hence lower cost and reduced ecological impact. Its a promising idea and many areas in India would be suitable. We need...
by amar_p
12 Aug 2020 15:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 373
Views: 105696

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

Another way to look at is: In a country where liability laws are notoriously difficult to enforce and compensation of third party victims is rare (remember Bhopal ? Recent LG gas leak in Vizag ? Ever heard of someone punished for land/water/air pollution? Ground water overuse?), all these checks dur...
by amar_p
12 Aug 2020 14:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1641
Views: 287679

Re: India's Power Sector

Lots of fascinating and intense debates going on in Europe at the moment regarding energy and environment. Many public and private groups and think tanks are actively working on energy transition - to move away from fossil fuels to other renewable sources. The debates are highly contested, with a sp...
by amar_p
12 Aug 2020 13:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 373
Views: 105696

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

I had posted in the Strat forum on this story, that trying to setup a mfg unit in agricultural land is bound to face such hurdles be it in India or in a developed country. The courageous entrepreneur should consider setting up his unit in a notified industrial zone/park where most of these approvals...
by amar_p
12 Aug 2020 00:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 448
Views: 63526

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

When I think about it, the encroachment/abutment instead of razing to the ground and building on top of it (or not) is quite perverse and insidious. Like stabbing someone and keeping the knife in there as a reminder, as a tool against future resurgence, an act of continued visual and spiritual defil...
by amar_p
11 Aug 2020 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 53881

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Time to give this aircraft a name: I propose "pravat" meaning height is Sanskrit
by amar_p
11 Aug 2020 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 448
Views: 63526

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

Rsatchi, Not sure what you mean re Mathura. The place you are referring to in Karnataka is perhaps Hampi. One of the most enjoyable sites to visit in India. A must see weekend trip, very accessible from Bangalore. There are hundreds of tiny, small and big temples spread over several sq km, most have...
by amar_p
11 Aug 2020 17:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 448
Views: 63526

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

I visited the Mathura Sri Krishna Janmasthan temple in 2002 IIRC, the mosque is there, encroaching on the pre-existing temple, like a forcibly attached Siamese twin. No reason to build a mosque there in that manner (instead of building it elsewhere or by destroying the temple completely and only let...
by amar_p
11 Aug 2020 17:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 322
Views: 47868

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Quite a bit of courage for a known Chinese dissident to pull down Xi like that ! Wow !!
by amar_p
11 Aug 2020 16:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3547
Views: 1042070

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

suryag wrote:Tsarkar Sir kindly suggest an alternate course of action


If I may offer an opinion, instead of publishing banned list, just quietly place ALL the damned pending orders for home made equipment like LCAs, LCHs, Arjuns and a whole lot more.

Many things will start falling into place.
by amar_p
11 Aug 2020 15:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7410
Views: 982271

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Setting up a business is not charity aimed at generating employment. Primary motive is profit, and nothing wrong with that. In fact altruist business models never stand on their feet and survive. But arguing that I'm setting up a business that will generate employment therefore I should get a better...
by amar_p
11 Aug 2020 15:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7410
Views: 982271

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Perhaps setting up the mfg unit in an industrial zone / park would be a better idea? Most of these approvals would be already in place for such a zone. In France for example, the process for setting up an mfg unit on an "agricultural land" would need similar set of approvals , and would al...
by amar_p
11 Aug 2020 14:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5246
Views: 682199

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The age of social media and ubiquitous reporting has made it nearly impossible to have fact based, reasoned conversations. For any view point someone takes on any given subject, an opposite view point can be presented. Both the right and left peddle their favourite conspiracy theories based on their...
by amar_p
11 Aug 2020 13:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1135
Views: 176823

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Turkey's rapprochement with Pakistan and Iran-China nexus have to be looked at from a nuclear proliferation angle. A true Axis of Evil in the making, taking full advantage of an America riddled with internal strife, a disunited Europe, a defunct NATO. Two more years of this and the world will be a m...
by amar_p
11 Aug 2020 13:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5246
Views: 682199

Re: Understanding the US - Again

If this is what Trump's support base thinks like, God save America !

Trump era will be remembered for making illiogicalism a mainstream phenomenon.

by amar_p
10 Aug 2020 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 757
Views: 157225

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Good equipment is not the issue here. Endless hardware type multiplication.

more variety = more maintenance, training, supply chain and logistics challenges.
by amar_p
10 Aug 2020 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 956638

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I think Modi's hand of friendship to Xi was genuine. Chinese aggression in Ladhak was a surprise for Modi, MEA, NSA everyone, more due to its timing - coming after Dokhlam and right in the middle of the Covid pandemic, than the fact that the Chinese would do it. The big question is why our military ...
by amar_p
09 Aug 2020 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7410
Views: 982271

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Aww, if there are more and more cards, we can expect loyalty programs, miles & points, silver/gold/platinum/diamond status races - there is a whole new branch of the economy right there... :P
by amar_p
09 Aug 2020 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1684
Views: 201368

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Our nrighbour PMs are trying to out do each other on who can be the wackiest :rotfl:

by amar_p
09 Aug 2020 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 757
Views: 157225

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Looks like IA wants to have as much variety in its stores as Walmart !

May be they want to get into the business of posting youtube review videos and make some money for the nation instead of wasting it.
by amar_p
09 Aug 2020 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1831
Views: 436619

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

This is a hilarious dhulai by Palki Sharma. Dimran & co have really gone nuts!

by amar_p
09 Aug 2020 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7410
Views: 982271

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Unless there is a national database of citizen AND births, naturalisations, deaths are reliably updated (call it NRC/NPR or whatever), any Govt scheme can be pilfered by the usual gangs. Until then, requiring personal appearance and verification of identity & eligibility through Adhaar/PAN/Govt ...

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