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by Y. Kanan
02 Oct 2009 01:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 247683

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

Satya_anveshi wrote:
shiv wrote:When those nations too suffer from Paki terror we need to bring pressure to make them unequivocal in their attitude towards Pakistan....I am sure something is happening...


Wrong.
by Y. Kanan
11 Sep 2009 21:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1137488

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

While the Gorshkov can dramatically increase its odds of survival by staying 500-800 miles from the Pakistani coast (assuming it's also protected by ASW helos and screening ships), this effectively cancels out most of its combat power. The Migs would be severely limited in what they can hit at that ...
by Y. Kanan
10 Sep 2009 06:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1137488

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Left me dumbfounded as to how the maha-stupid politicians in India let the HDW line at Mazagaon go cold when it is so capable and after so much had been spent on getting the required knowhow. And as some other Admiral mentioned earlier in a report on the INS Arihant, it was the Germans who were ver...
by Y. Kanan
27 Nov 2008 08:55
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 120075

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai

I'm getting a little annoyed with these descriptions of the terrorists as "superbly coordinated", "brilliant", "clearly military trained", etc. Give me a break, people. When you unleash 50 or 60 men with AK-47's, RPG's, and grenades onto a defenseless population you're ...
by Y. Kanan
27 Sep 2008 01:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 437098

Re: Indian Autos Thread

satya, bart - interesting, I thought the Jaguar-Landrover acquisition was a completely done deal.

How do you feel about the Tata Nano? Do you foresee the Nano as a big profit-maker for Tata, or do you see it as a loss-taker intended to seize market share but not neccesarily be profitable?
by Y. Kanan
25 Sep 2008 03:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 437098

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Tata Motors stock appears to have fallen to a historic low. The stock looks to have essentially bottomed out. My thinking is it can only go up from here. I think I may buy a good chunk Tata Motors stock - any thoughts?
by Y. Kanan
10 Sep 2008 21:20
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Ukraine's president seems eager to provoke a confrontation with Russia. By threatening to kick the Russians out of Sevastopol (even before their lease expires in 2017) and attempting to sideline the pro-Russian elements in his own democratically elected gov't, Yushchenko is obviously chafing at the ...
by Y. Kanan
01 Sep 2008 11:31
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Johann - I won't argue your point about the former SU being paranoid and fearful of Russia; nor would I blame them. History is a powerful influence, especially when it's a history of being conquered and subjugated. No one's arguing the Soviet Union was basically an evil empire to quote national hero...
by Y. Kanan
31 Aug 2008 15:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

What a bunch of irresponsible fearmongering. I'm not just talking about the western media but also some of the posters here. There's been so much nonsense spouted here that I'm hard pressed to refute every point but let me give a quick go: * Russia wants to rebuild the Soviet Union --- rediculous. F...
by Y. Kanan
29 Aug 2008 03:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Putin claims Georgian crisis is US ploy "The Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, claimed today the Caucasus crisis was started by the Americans as an election campaign ploy. As Russia found itself increasingly isolated internationally because of its invasion of Georgia and its decision to ...
by Y. Kanan
28 Aug 2008 07:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 141298

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

I'm a noob when it comes to the subject of our ongoing nuke deal with the US. So please forgive what may be a stupid question. Why didn't we do a nuke deal with Russia, instead? When it comes to nuclear energy, what's the advantage of going with the US instead of Russia? Indeed, IS there any technic...
by Y. Kanan
27 Aug 2008 21:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Mods can something be done about mentally deranged idiots harassing members about location (as if that certifies patriotism) and forming absurd conclusions and launching attacks on that basis? I am not going to waste space or bandwidth replying to them. AFAIK, thanks to good mods and by and large g...
by Y. Kanan
27 Aug 2008 07:34
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

The Truth About Russia in Georgia The truth? Though presented in a very convincing fashion, most of the proof and accusations presented in this article are in fact nothing more than subjective opinion. I can find any number of identical articles from the other side, which are just as effective at m...
by Y. Kanan
27 Aug 2008 07:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

seems like bear is very serious to expand :!: czar Medvedev is now looking to expand rus. clear warning to poland and ukraine though, that is dont mess with russia i imagine a emergency meeting in capitol hill amid election season therefore Bear's luck is good,its prey attacked it, you can imagine ...
by Y. Kanan
25 Aug 2008 02:20
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

I am betting on unkil's camp for the first half of 21st century as far as India is concerned. Looking at the US-India and Russia-India relationships since the Cold War ended, who has benefited us more? Who's done more damage to our national security and economy? I think if you look at the sum of th...
by Y. Kanan
24 Aug 2008 08:06
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Editorial in Washington Post Who Needs Russia? The United States should make a clear-eyed assessment of the fruits of strategic cooperation. ....A common theme of commentary since the war began has been that the United States is constrained in its condemnation of -- or sanctions against -- Russia b...
by Y. Kanan
24 Aug 2008 06:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Ukraine's Yushchenko said: “It is the first time in Europe since the Cold War that a foreign army has entered the territory of a sovereign state without any internationally accepted legal basis,” he said.

Ever hear of Kosovo, Mr. Yushchenko?
by Y. Kanan
23 Aug 2008 05:53
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Russian units who were involved fully or partially in the peace-keeping operation in S.Ossetia, Abhazia and Georgia: 58 Army units 19 Motor-Rifle Division MRD HQ --- 693 Motor-Rifle Regiment (MRR) - Vladikavkaz. 30 Т-72 MBTs; 126 IFVs (121 BMP-2, 5 BRM-1К), 2 APCs (BTR-80); 4 2S6 Tunguska Air Defen...
by Y. Kanan
20 Aug 2008 11:21
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

I was thinking the same thing - look at where this game is going. US starts new Cold War with Russia, pours high-tech military gear on Georgia, Poland, Ukraine, etc. Pushes NATO right up to the Russian border and works to isolate and punish Russia diplomatically. Russia starts selling their best hig...
by Y. Kanan
18 Aug 2008 05:52
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Kanan, Moscow Times is probably not the best source for an analysis. It is published for expats and most of the reporters are non Russian, who are unlikely to have visited the battlezone. The content is factually correct where they have quoted from the Russian MOD or mainstream media, but they seem...
by Y. Kanan
18 Aug 2008 01:09
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

All in all they have not left Unkil with any excuse for a substantial military build up in the region. As if the US has ever needed one... The complete lack of any external threat from 1990 onwards didn't stop the US military buildup of the last 18 years from reaching the point where their military...
by Y. Kanan
17 Aug 2008 14:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 196450

Re: International Military Discussion

From everything I've been reading about the Georgia-Russia conflict, it seems this battle wasn't quite what it's been portrayed as. This was hardly the David-vs-Goliath contest described in the western press. Some random observations: -Russia didn't have a large advantage in troop numbers - both sid...
by Y. Kanan
17 Aug 2008 13:54
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

An article on the military aspects of this conflict (from the Russian point of view). This is a pretty harsh self-critique and lessons-learned sort of article, quite interesting:

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/1 ... 369809.htm
by Y. Kanan
16 Aug 2008 05:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 40535

Re: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??

Kakkaji wrote:Those are my dreams. :)


Heh... well keep dreaming....
by Y. Kanan
16 Aug 2008 01:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 40535

Re: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??

The future of CAS is precision guided munitions; strafing is for low-tech armies that either can't afford the widespread use of PGM's (India at the moment) or for those militaries that simply don't give a damn about losses (Russia). If you don't mind throwing planes and pilots away, then yes strafin...
by Y. Kanan
13 Aug 2008 05:09
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 106534

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Some quick observations\predictions: * Russia stopped its military action too quickly. This leaves the Georgian gov't in power and ensures quick NATO membership for Georgia. Russia's failure to decisively punish Georgia will embolden Ukraine and the other ex-Soviet republics. Now all these ex-USSR s...
by Y. Kanan
02 Aug 2008 07:41
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Suicide Attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul
Replies: 383
Views: 42353

Re: Suicide Attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul

TIME: India Vindicated by Pakistan Charge "India's problem is internal," says security analyst Brahma Chellaney. "India's problem is its weak leadership and lack of a coherent counterterror strategy. It is not an accident that according to the U.S., after Iraq, India is the biggest v...
by Y. Kanan
29 Jul 2008 06:50
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Blasts in Ahmedabad
Replies: 743
Views: 60203

Re: Blasts in Ahmedabad

How many bombings have to happen in a place like Bangalore before we start paying a major economic price? While the bombings in Ahmedebad are serious enough, this new trend of targeting the prosperous south is more worrisome. I know human life is cheap and expendable to us Indians, but what about GDP?
by Y. Kanan
24 Apr 2008 07:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5619
Views: 683073

The shootdown of the Georgian UAV is probably linked to the US recognitino of Kosovo two months ago. At the time the Russians said they'd retaliate by re-examing their policy towards Georgia separatists. Russia may be laying the groundwork for Abkahazia to formally breakoff from Georgia and rejoin t...
by Y. Kanan
14 Mar 2008 05:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1026369

Even without the entry of the US into such a conflict, taking on Taiwan alone would be extremely costly. No, I don't see China doing this -- too risky, too much to lose. Especially with virgin armed forces that lack any combat experience whatsoever. What seems a lot more likely to me, is that China...
by Y. Kanan
13 Mar 2008 08:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1026369

Personally, I believe once they tackle the Taiwan issue (one way or the other) they will come at us with everything. I have no doubts about that. Question is will we do something about it at war footing NOW or will we wait till its too late. The conventional wisdom says China's arms buildup is dire...
by Y. Kanan
22 Feb 2008 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 373186

The Kosovo situation is interesting; could Russia use this to its advantage? It seems to me that Putin could make a powerplay here. What if the Russians and Serbs orchestrated a separatist movement of their own, in response? Remember "Republica Sprnska"? That's the Serb-controlled portion ...
by Y. Kanan
14 May 2007 13:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 362913

Pakis are getting aggressive as they know the US is on its way out of the region. The Central Asian oil didn't pan out.

I almost feel sorry for the Afghans who made the mistake of siding with the West against Taliban\Pak. Turns out they picked the wrong side.
by Y. Kanan
13 May 2007 14:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 362913

http://origin.mercurynews.com/business/ci_5880934 Well that does it then. Assuming this deal goes through, there's no solid reason for the US to stay in Afghanistan. They're going to be leaving, folks. Expect a "political solution" and "power sharing arrangement" sometime in the ...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2005 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Parakram: Another Analysis
Replies: 115
Views: 34162

3) Throughout the Parakram standoff - India maintained its attractiveness to business and investment! The Indian economy continued to grow despite the "cost of the mobilization". Compare that with the situation in 1962 where the War caused food and petrol shortages in the bulk of the country! Not t...
by Y. Kanan
20 Sep 2004 10:20
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Need Help - References - Force Pak-Lovers to Reconsider
Replies: 26
Views: 15159

The Kerry campaign needs to see this stuff. There is enough evidence to indict the Bush administration for covering up the Pakistani nuclear proliferation. Bush & Co. could be (rightly) accused of treason for this. The fact that they covered up Pakistan's very real nuclear proliferation while co...
by Y. Kanan
21 Jun 2004 10:24
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 67523

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

It's heartening to see that my thread, which was initially condemned as traitorous, has actually spawned some very interesting analysis. Still though, the tendency to take the easy way out and dismiss all negative info as treasonous "psy-ops" is still rearing its head here, and those of you who are ...
by Y. Kanan
08 Jan 2004 22:58
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 67523

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

Originally posted by shiv: It has been said that Pakistan can fight all out war for two weeks with India and that India can fight for one month (or maybe 6 weeks) Anything that happens in an India Pakistan war must happen within this timescale in an "all out war". I am sure the Indian Navy can bloc...
by Y. Kanan
05 Jan 2004 08:57
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 67523

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

Originally posted by shiv: Undoubtedly assumptions of Indian weakness will have been strengthened by this. And I have seen Pakistani refs that speak of both the conventional strength and nuclear strength of Pakistan as having been instrumental in scaring India. IMO There is nothing that needs to be...
by Y. Kanan
22 Dec 2003 03:36
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 67523

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

Originally posted by Atish: The 1847 figure seems extremely high. Where does this fgure come from? Also I was wondring does death from disease etc natural causes included in this. Atish. Supposedly, this figure comes from a statement made by George Fernandes to parliament earlier this year. Regardi...

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