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by Y. Kanan
13 Oct 2019 10:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1174
Views: 204007

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

I first visited Turkey in 1998 (was posted there). The extent of Islamisation in the Erdogan era is amazing. 20 years ago, there were few women in Istanbul wearing a headscarf. Only one person in our office fasted during Ramzan. Men did not have beards. Govt employees & Univ students were forbi...
by Y. Kanan
11 Oct 2019 16:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1174
Views: 204007

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

From today radios show SDF hold 75000 ISIS families. Not all are terrorists. Sure they are. I have never understood this argument. If you work for terrorists on the home front by doing your wifely duties and popping out little baby jihadists, you are no different than the ISIS recruit mopping floor...
by Y. Kanan
09 Oct 2019 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1652
Views: 260467

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Saudis are sneaky terrorist-sponsoring goat-buggers. Iranians are just self-destructive. Self destructive? How is Iran self-destructive (beyond the inherent self-destructiveness of being an "Islamic Republic"). I see them fighting well above their weight class and frustrating US\Saudi\Isr...
by Y. Kanan
30 Sep 2019 01:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 294
Views: 51833

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Iran proxies are winning big all over Gulf, only country who are hammering their proxies nicely is Israel. Saudi seems to be fighting a losing war. What are lessons for the world? And India in particular which seems to be aligning with Saudi of-late? Ditch Wahabbism and get in bed with the Shia?
by Y. Kanan
30 Sep 2019 01:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5700
Views: 805398

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Who are the Deep State, you ask? I would say for America the Deep State is their own military industrial complex, the intelligence community (Cold Warriors), their own global energy companies, the Jew Lobby, and the Saudi lobby. These entities basically call all the shots, at least in terms of fore...
by Y. Kanan
29 Sep 2019 12:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5700
Views: 805398

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/atheism-fastest-growing-religion-us/598843/ This story begins with the rise of the religious right in the 1970s. Alarmed by the spread of secular culture—including but not limited to the sexual revolution, the Roe v. Wade decision, the nationalizati...
by Y. Kanan
29 Sep 2019 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1652
Views: 260467

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Do they have the teeth to follow through? I wonder if Gen. Vodkov and Marshal Smirnoff are willing to start another drive. W/O Russian air support the Iranians and Syrians cannot hope to smash the Turks and deter the "NATO" occupiers. Getting the Turks out of Syria will require a lot of g...
by Y. Kanan
29 Sep 2019 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1652
Views: 260467

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Ldev, India manufactures much more than just agricultural products and produce. It also manufactures heavy machinery, finished goods, electronics, and cars. Why can't India export those products to Iran? I m thinking that the trade ministry of India is not up to par if it cannot persuade Iran to pu...
by Y. Kanan
28 Sep 2019 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 602857

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

you, most probably, were never in SL during the heydays of the ltte but many in the forum were there on the ground and saw first hand the tender ministrations of this alleged "vellalas, pillai community, or staunch saivite sect" maniac. The LTTE wouldn't have even existed without years of...
by Y. Kanan
07 Aug 2019 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1359385

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

Can you please point out who these people are? Because it sounds to me you are setting up a strawman. The MKI has 65%+ serviceability btw. Lousy "Print.in" reports apart. 65% isn't actually that bad. Even the USAF and USN (not that US is the gold standard for aircraft serviceability) stru...
by Y. Kanan
06 Aug 2019 01:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 87304

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Finally! Rather shameful we only had the courage to do this now, 70 years too late. Time to implement the China solution: displace the natives with good loyal citizens and in a few generations, no more Kashmir problem.
by Y. Kanan
05 Aug 2019 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1359385

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

Of course, it's understood that any aircraft is going to be receiving mid-life updates as part of its normal life cycle. That is fine, but people here are talking like we won't have a real air force until we get those Rafales. Most of the pro-Rafale posts essentially dismiss the SU-30MKI fleet as in...
by Y. Kanan
03 Aug 2019 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1359385

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

What the good Admiral is saying is that we went in that model and got nothing of substance that we can iteratively develop ourselves . Today, as we talk about upgrading the SU-30, those talks are with the Russians not with just DRDO & HAL. Can you imagine the Chinese talking to Russians to upgr...
by Y. Kanan
02 Aug 2019 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1359385

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

The Su-30MKI, Vikramaditya, MiG-29K episodes are fresh in the minds of Indian military planners. I agree the Admiral Gorshkov\Vikramaditya saga was rediculous, and yes the Mig-29K sounds like a very unreliable aircraft, but why do you mention the SU-30MKI? Has it proven to be a disappointment as we...
by Y. Kanan
02 Aug 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 758566

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I understand the IAF's unwillingness to buy the SU-57. It's unproven and it's claimed capabilities are dubious at best. But why not just buy something proven but cost effective? Why not build more SU-30MKI and just keep upgrading their sensors, avionics and weapons as new tech becomes available? Is ...
by Y. Kanan
01 Aug 2019 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 758566

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Wow! I was against the Rafale order but honestly didn't expect it would pan out, even after all the announcements. Russia Offers India its Su-57 Stealth Fighter (Again) https://thediplomat.com/2019/07/russia-offers-india-its-su-57-stealth-fighter-again/ Russia is again offering the SU-57 (which has ...
by Y. Kanan
01 Aug 2019 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1359385

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

Russia begins serial production of SU-57 stealth fighter https://thediplomat.com/2019/07/government-official-russia-has-launched-production-of-su-57-stealth-fighter/ "India withdrew in 2018 from the co-development and production of the Su-57, known in India as the Perspective Multi-role Fighte...
by Y. Kanan
24 Jul 2019 02:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 952
Views: 198274

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://power.lowyinstitute.org/countries https://power.lowyinstitute.org/downloads/Lowy-Institute-Asia-Power-Index-2019-Key-Findings.pdf We collectively obsess way too much over "influence". Build a respectable economy with a halfway decent standard of living and the kind of military pow...
by Y. Kanan
23 Jul 2019 01:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 294
Views: 51833

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

We often bash ourselves for decades of neutrality that has kept us off the world stage. This is one of those times where the benefits of neutrality become apparent. Back around 2003-2004, we had a lot of Indians (even on this forum) clamoring for India to join the US invasion of Iraq. Aren't we reli...
by Y. Kanan
02 Jun 2019 10:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5137
Views: 885832

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump Declares Trade War On India, Imposes New Tariffs https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-01/trump-declares-trade-war-india-imposes-new-tariffs I know this is "old" news on this thread, and is already being discussed, but I just have to say, after years of watching in frustration as o...
by Y. Kanan
16 Apr 2019 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5137
Views: 885832

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Anyway weird answer by Robert Palladino. Possibly in the disjointed style of the Trump Administration, one bit of the State Department failed to communicate with another bit of the State Department about a visa denial despite being invited by another department of the Trump Administration. Text tra...
by Y. Kanan
21 Mar 2019 00:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3916
Views: 481429

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

The NZ mosque shootings present a great opportunity for muslims to capitalize on white guilt and accelerate their takeover of western societies. I see whites tripping all over themselves to prove their dhimmitude in the wake of the attack. Self-censorship to squash anti-Islamic sentiment is now bein...
by Y. Kanan
19 Mar 2019 14:51
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 535223

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Western powers could also blacklist Azhar by adopting a Security Council resolution, which needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by Russia, China, the United States, Britain or France. Already blacklisted by the UN Security Council in 2001, JeM is a primarily anti-India group. IMO this is a prel...
by Y. Kanan
13 Mar 2019 01:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 585
Views: 107102

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

This "50,000 swaming across" is an old threat. Back in 2000 JKLF announced that 20,000 sh1ts would swarm across. Evil RAA Agints-e-PeeArefi put out the "newsflash" that PA intended to machine-gun them from behind to urge them on and allege jenn-o-cide by yindoos. March was cance...
by Y. Kanan
10 Mar 2019 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3970
Views: 796786

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Y Kanan had a "Perry Mason" moment here.. Youknow... the well known thing about Perry Mason stories? Perry Mason strikes down just one argument of the defendant, and the defendant immediately concedes and confesses everything in court. IAF have evidence of the F16 being down. The fact tha...
by Y. Kanan
07 Mar 2019 04:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3970
Views: 796786

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

What ended up being the story behind this photo? Was there any reason to think it isn't PA officers inspecting what looks like the remains of an F-16 engine? Curious because everyone is saying no proof that a PAF F-16 was actually shot down but this photo would be pretty damning proof, assuming it w...
by Y. Kanan
06 Mar 2019 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 585
Views: 107102

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

rd: Economic/strength differential will never give the capability to handle the instability next door: Witness US/Mexico. Mexico has been pakistanizing via drug and other crooks for decades, and is now a total mess. Only a Wall can help that, unfortunately. But were Mexico a real Pakistan sending s...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 11:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 960330

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Mods please ban this traitor immediately. But seriously this tells me we just need to shoot at a bigger target next time. If we're really this timid, then it's time to rethink our assumptions about Paki escalation as we're far more scared of these cretins than we should be. Pls, No name calling and...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 11:39
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 535223

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

If we were to just target their Textile Industry, the impact will be huge. There should be a systematic effort to compete and undercut the Pakistani export capability by offering aggressive duty drawback and other incentives to our exporters. The pakis simply do not have the capabibilty to match th...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 11:37
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 535223

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Oops double post.
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 11:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 960330

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Looks like the Air Strike Missed the Target due to Terriane Issue in Evidence provided by Australian researcher Were India’s airstrikes in Pakistan a strategy for public approval? Mods please ban this traitor immediately. But seriously this tells me we just need to shoot at a bigger target next tim...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 11:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 960330

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

For years I've been whining about the IAF's lack of precision targeting. But recent events show what the IAF really needs is some kind of stealth drone or long-range stealth missile. We don't need a massive fleet of strike aircraft; we just need to be able to strike any GPS coordinates in Pakistan w...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 10:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 960330

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I disagree with the premise. India-Pakistan is no USA-Afghanistan, but the asymmetry is considerable - atleast in the air. Can India eliminate their air force with zero casualties - clearly no. But can India eliminate heir air force with the loss of say 25 SU-30’s? I think they can do it with a los...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 03:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 960330

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

It may be wise to just be realistic and admit we lack the military superiority to punish Pakistan without incurring heavy losses on ourselves. We don't have the standoff strike capability and we can't bomb them either; our aircraft cannot operate over Paki airspace safely; they are simply too vulner...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2019 02:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 960330

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sorry. It doesn't matter what the circumstances are. You don't shoot toward civilian aircraft under any circumstances. Period. The stoppage of commercial aviation in TSP frees up their SAMs to shoot at anything they don't recognize as it is likely to be Indian. They'll keep it up until it starts hu...
by Y. Kanan
01 Mar 2019 10:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 960330

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Ok again my uninformed guess here. One reason for Pakis to curtail flying might be to conserve aviation fuel for air force use. Though I think they will run out of planes before they run out of fuel. Civil Aviation is afraid of SAMs. Thanks to the Russian based thugs in eastern Ukraine who shot dow...
by Y. Kanan
28 Feb 2019 10:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 58507

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

INDIAN AIR FORCE USED ISRAELI-MADE HEAVY GUIDED BOMBS IN ITS ATTACK ON PAKISTAN https://southfront.org/indian-air-force-used-israeli-made-heavy-guided-bombs-in-its-attack-on-pakistan/ According to the Indian outlet, five Mirage 2000s carried out the airstrike on the alleged camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed...
by Y. Kanan
28 Feb 2019 00:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 220617

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

if not anything bhikhmango ki plane life hours hi nikal jayenge Totally! Plane life & ATF bills. If we do nothing (Though I want to see action) but keep them on a boil for months. Findout every way in which their readiness, logistics will cost them $$ they dont have. It will be such a nice sloo...
by Y. Kanan
06 Feb 2019 12:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 585
Views: 107102

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Starting this thread as a playground to discuss how pakistan is brought to its logical end and how the post collapse/dismemberment scenario look like. What will be the implications. Will update this as and when required A bit premature, aren't we? How about you resurrect this thread in about 20 yea...

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