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by khan
28 Nov 2016 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 617409

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I still don't understand the logic on our side though, surely our military folks at least know the true character of the Paki and that this is an endless war till Pakistan ceases to exist. So why give them any concessions? I wouldn't call them "concessions" - I would call it, being reason...
by khan
27 Nov 2016 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 617409

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Vishnu som; http://m.ndtv.com/india-news/buying-time-questions-over-pakistan-armys-hotline-request-amid-loc-firing-1630173 Officers say they cannot discount the possibility that Pakistan initiated a conversation between the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) to secure a 'tactical paus...
by khan
25 Nov 2016 02:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 271489

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

In a full scale conflict, the survival of the Pak Air Force beyond a week is highly doubtful. And that is not hyperbole or jingoism. Their only state-of-the-art aircraft they have is 18 Block 50/52 F-Solahs which Unkil closely monitors. Granted they have well trained pilots, but the brute force tha...
by khan
21 Nov 2016 23:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 793758

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

I did not understand the 80:20 ratio I don't have the exact figures but I will put down some guesstimates +wiki (not counting navy) Rest --> 563 (Jag, Migs, M2k) . All this can be replaced by a SINGLE airframe . ie. 71% of ALL your fighters can be a single engined fighter that is multirole and does...
by khan
21 Nov 2016 07:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 793758

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Isn't there room in IAF for 250-350 light fighters - evenly split between F-16 and LCA? Why should there be a split when you have Tejas ready , Why not make more if it and in DM own word they are as capable as any thing out there. Even for a more simplistic argument , Why on earth would one even th...
by khan
20 Nov 2016 10:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 793758

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Austin wrote:


So he says Tejas is as capable as any aircraft and he took the initiative to get Tejas going, Yet he wants to order 200 Gripen or F-16, what a hypocrite he is


Isn't there room in IAF for 250-350 light fighters - evenly split between F-16 and LCA?
by khan
19 Nov 2016 20:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2857
Views: 404122

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

The Raheel Sharif strategy might be to humiliate him so that the next Chief is deterred from being provocative. After all H&D is their most prized possession.
by khan
10 Nov 2016 04:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 777492

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

per my sources, traders in guj/mumbai already found a novel way of making it all white after paying a ~5% commission to the conduits. hopefully the IT dept takes action on this as i am sure they are more aware than me of what is going on. Anyone thinking their problems are over once the cash is out...
by khan
08 Nov 2016 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 617409

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

This is where the shortage of 155mm guns are showing up. We should ideally had 1000 guns facing LoC and pounded the hell out of Pakis in a continuous barrage day in and day out till there is a dead zone of 20km into the other side of LoC and caused ~1000 to 2000 paki casualties. Yes. But I don't se...
by khan
06 Nov 2016 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 617409

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I am trying to understand the psychology behind not targeting civilian areas in PoK for retaliation after they target civilian targets in India. Wouldn't it make sense to target PoK civilian areas (after they target Indian civilians) to drive a wedge between their Army/Terrorists and PoK Locals? I s...
by khan
21 Oct 2016 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 617409

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

By themselves, fences don't make much sense. But if you have "offensive defense" capability as demonstrated by surgical strikes, they can make sense in many ways, one e.g. would be use the fences as an indicator of infiltration and to kill 10 Pakis every time the fence shows signs of being...
by khan
19 Oct 2016 05:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 355316

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

There is no substitute for victory in battle to show strength. Insha' Allah, the day is not far India thrashes those infidels in Pakistan, takes back so called "Azad Kashmir", severs the link between Pakistan and China. There will be no more stapeled visas, "holds" in the UN for ...
by khan
07 Oct 2016 19:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 355316

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

#BREAKING: PM house rejects news published by English journal regarding security meeting https://twitter.com/CapitalTV_News/status/784022945358290945 All this useless talk in their "English journals" aside, if they shut down (or even curb) their Jihadi Machine, there will be such blowback...
by khan
07 Oct 2016 04:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 295976

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

One wonders why our Idiot leaders of yore waited this long hain jee? Kargil was a much more serious provocation than Uri or even the Mumbai attacks - but we didn't even cross the LoC. To me the current situation is a classic case of the the boy that cried wolf too much - in this case, it's Pakistan...
by khan
02 Oct 2016 04:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 295976

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

How should Modi respond to future terrorist attacks in Kashmir? After next attack, there should be another surgical attack. But this time, govt. should come out saying that more surgical attacks may be needed to fully cleanse the area of terrorists. India needs to get out of "template" th...
by khan
02 Oct 2016 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 295976

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

RawHeel Sharif is behind the denials (because Nawaz Sharif already condemned the strikes). And since the denial is time-bound (India will probably release some evidence sooner or later), it means that RawHeel is only looking to sustain the denial for a few weeks at the most. If he wanted to retire ...
by khan
30 Sep 2016 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 295976

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Others have pointed out some of the paradox's that that Pakistani's face - and I would like to add another. The only way for them to reliably protect against such ground incuursions in the future is to put more boots on the ground - near the border, which is expensive and puts them in range of India...
by khan
14 Apr 2015 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2852
Views: 121467

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

I think the best possible outcome for India is: 1. The west comes to some sort of understanding with Iran 2. Pakistan gets sucked into Yemen and hopefully Syria. This will enable the West to stay neutral and play both sides. India will obviously use Iran as a proxy against Pakistan. Let the faithful...
by khan
12 Mar 2015 02:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2852
Views: 121467

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

Found this great article on Paki duplicity at LWJ. http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2015/03/osama-bin-ladens-files-the-pakistani-government-wanted-to-negotiate.php Osama bin Laden’s Files: The Pakistani government wanted to negotiate BY THOMAS JOSCELYN | March 9th, 2015 | tjoscelyn@gmail.com |...
by khan
07 Mar 2015 21:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1214626

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

nageshks wrote:David Shambaugh predicts collapse of Communist China.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-coming- ... 1425659198


I read this yesterday. To me - and I am no Sinologist, the article is wishful thinking.

the game will continue until the economy cracks.
by khan
06 Mar 2015 10:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 162638

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

there was this talk on how chinese villages are being advanced.. not a bad idea at all, but we have to see that from a sdre perspective. private kompanies get into a land maintenance deal with a full agreement on returns and benefits. - kompanies will do the agriculture on their land on a profit sh...
by khan
26 Jan 2015 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 118296

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

NDTV ticker - Pak AF plane lands in Lucknow for refuelling!!! Weird as fu(k. so apart from furnace oil, there is shortage of aviation fuel also in Pakistan. Wouldn't surprise me if that is what happened. If the Pakis had some type of emergency and had to land, that would be one thing. If they didn'...
by khan
23 Dec 2014 09:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 118296

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

The fissures exposed by the army public school massacre have opened up some intriguing possibilities for India. India cannot (and should not) get involved in the business of fanning the flames of religious intolerance. However exploiting ethnic divisions is another matter. The Pashtun Pakjabi split ...
by khan
17 Dec 2014 02:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5599
Views: 645805

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russian Rouble has dropped 10% last night after the Central Bank raised rates from 10% to 17% in the middle of the night (quite literally). The rouble has lost more than half it's value in 2014. Russian economy is in the toilet. They do have ~$300 billion in reserves which should last them a couple ...
by khan
08 Dec 2014 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 115328

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

IMO all the hand wringing over the terror strikes is overblown. To me all this takleef is a sign of how far we have come. It wasn't too long ago strikes like this were much more common and the response much less competent. There is no doubt in my mind Mr. Doval will respond - disproportionately :mrg...
by khan
25 Nov 2014 23:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 177480

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

This has been said before and it bears repeating. We don't need full blown TOT for any aircraft purchase. In terms of aircraft design (and soon manufacturing), we have reached an inflection point. All the labs need is funds and a reduction in bearucracy so that we can refine and improve homegrown te...
by khan
07 Nov 2014 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 115328

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

For those of us who need a refresher on what the U.S. was saying when the Kashmiri insurgency was at its peak, according to Bhrama Chellany The Clinton administration’s obsession with Kashmir, for example, owed a lot to Robin L. Raphel (who helped engineer the formation of the Hurriyat) and Madeline...
by khan
06 Nov 2014 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 115328

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Alas, when I was younger, I didn't take the opportunity to learn Urdu. Now Like most middle class professionals, I have more disposable income than time. I wouldn't mind paying a reasonable amount of money for an English translation of top Paki and Indian papers once a week. We could create a new s...
by khan
06 Nov 2014 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 115328

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Alas, when I was younger, I didn't take the opportunity to learn Urdu. Now Like most middle class professionals, I have more disposable income than time. I wouldn't mind paying a reasonable amount of money for an English translation of top Paki and Indian papers once a week. We could create a new su...
by khan
06 Nov 2014 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 177480

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

mahadevbhu wrote:^^^

I want the IAF some of those as well. Do they ?

The Rafale deal is also hiding some ideas similar to what is described above.


The Rafale equivalent is called SPECTRA. Dunno how it compares to American kit though.
by khan
06 Nov 2014 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 115328

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

From athe above:
One thing is established: Modi is no Vajpayee.


Something we are all grateful for. A young and rising India doesn't need any more of the pre-partition north Indian prime ministers waxing nostalgic abount refined Lahori culture.
by khan
06 Nov 2014 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 115328

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Can anyone shed any into why the Wagah bombing has got their chaddis in such a twist?

They seem to be more concerned than usual.
by khan
01 Nov 2014 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2524
Views: 240158

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

From nyt Blackout Hits Bangladesh as Line From India Fails By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NOVEMBER 1, 2014 DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh was struggling to restore power late Saturday, hours after being hit with a nationwide blackout that started when a transmission line bringing electricity from neighbori...
by khan
30 Oct 2014 09:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 182144

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

I wasn't able to find anything on the web on the R-77 integration.

Are they waiting for the Quartz nose cone to integrate R-77, or is there some other issue?

With AWACS and the high end radars proliferating in the neighborhood- first contact will likely be BVR.
by khan
29 Oct 2014 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 115328

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Regarding the track 2 peaceniks on TV, There should be some attempt to get the word out on how the ISI is essentially buying them out with these events. We can start by posting comments on columns by these people pointing out their hypocrisy. It won't be long before more hawkish commentators discred...
by khan
25 Oct 2014 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 115328

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

saravana wrote:Bakistan has successfully internationalised Polio issue. Now it is the responsibility of the World to bring India to the table and solve it.


The day is not far when Pakis will be barred from the Haj - the ultimate tfta slap across their tight a**es.
by khan
23 Oct 2014 04:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 115328

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Methinks that ABS had far more Cash - both Cwapistani & Foreign currency - as well as Gold and must have SQUIRRELED his "Stash" in different parts of his House or other "Secure" Location. Thus he has replaced a similar amount as he has alleged the "Bandits" have ta...

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