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by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675225

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

^^^if tsarkarji is correct, then why not simply order more platforms at reasonablle rates from emb itself..saves everyone pain? if govt can coast the rafale issue then this would be easier...with modi at helm there would be much more acceptance of this Banned on bribary charge hence no-go from poli...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675225

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Brar has been over why the Wedgetail won't work. But whole heatedly agree with your broader point picklu! Sorry, i might have missed that post from brar, would be glad if someone points to it. Just to be clear, i do not want the whole wedgetail, just the boeing plan with the balance beam radome on ...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675225

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

At this point, just get the wedgetail platform from boeing, certify the CABS sensor suit on it and induct them. The least disruptive path. But no, we have to get the best of the breed custom bespoke globally unique solution and then pay through our noses after decades delay due to single vendor situ...
by Picklu
08 Sep 2019 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2855
Views: 812264

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is exactly how desi programs are starved of orders. There is always a better product in the horizon. I wonder why such logics are not employed with foreign equipments. I mean 5th gen is on the horizon so why IAF ordered so many Su30MKI? Armata is in horizon so why so many t-90? The bottom line...
by Picklu
08 Sep 2019 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2855
Views: 812264

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There are two programs in the pipeline: Akash NG and QRSAM. So no point adding lot of Akash, when these two programs are coming up. Let's face it, Akash NG/QRSAM with modern AESA radar and better systems, versus Akash.. it becomes a no-brainier. This is exactly how desi programs are starved of orde...
by Picklu
08 Sep 2019 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 932458

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Exactly my point admiral, i do not see any reason why for IAF and IA other than not getting solely dependent on French Engine. I could have understood if navy had argued in the favour of double engine for the sake of safety. But IA & IAF, really????? Actually Picklu, I am wrong in a sense. Whil...
by Picklu
08 Sep 2019 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 447
Views: 104845

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

That problem has always been there with OFB gear, and still persists. BEL made gear, ECIL, Brahmos..all have a much better standard. OFB issues are not going to disappear without huge overhaul of entire workforce structure and investment in infra. Just a matter of time; already OFB got the marching...
by Picklu
08 Sep 2019 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304856

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^Picklu Saar. Vishnu Som and Ballava Pagla, same-same - no difference. Your statement here: Vishnu Som, Shiv Aroor - all get our goat at the first disagreement with majority view. Pallava is getting it now is absolutely wrong and untrue. I would just recommend reading posts above yours to understan...
by Picklu
08 Sep 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304856

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

No Pallav Bagla needs to pay for his arrogance He should be shadow banned by ISRO and GoI for an extended period Even when he was "doing so much for Indian science" he was slyly asking single digit IQ marxist type questions, like how do you justify a space program when India is so poor, a...
by Picklu
07 Sep 2019 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 447
Views: 104845

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://i.imgur.com/zhaWSuL.jpg Remote weapon station Sharang by L&T. L&T Displays New SHARANG RWS – Asian Aerospace latest industry news & Asia Defence Technology trends https://www.asiatrade.com.au/lt-displays-new-sharang-rws-asian-aerospace-latest-industry-news-asia-defence-technolog...
by Picklu
07 Sep 2019 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 932458

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I remember reading long ago that the PARS-3 LR might be integrated with the LCH (and Rudra) as a stopgap till the HELINA was ready. No news after that. The result is that the Rudra is flying around in IA service today with no ATGM and no clear idea (in public at least) as to when the HELINA will be...
by Picklu
07 Sep 2019 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 932458

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The Ka-226 is another one of the geopolitical buys from Russia in the same way that the Apache is from the USA. I wonder if the armed forces also push for these sales as a way of applying pressure on homegrown projects to speed up their programs or lose out. Can't blame them if that is the motive. ...
by Picklu
07 Sep 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 932458

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/HALHQBLR/status/1169519371263201280 ---> Light Utility Helicopter Clears High Weather Tests at Himalayas. How cool is the visualization of the engine exhaust being bent vertically down after leaving the engine by the rotor downwash ? 8) Probably cooling and dissipating the exhau...
by Picklu
06 Sep 2019 05:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 932458

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Picklu, AFAIK only the Army and Air Force are acquiring the Ka-226. Exactly my point admiral, i do not see any reason why for IAF and IA other than not getting solely dependent on French Engine. I could have understood if navy had argued in the favour of double engine for the sake of safety. But IA...
by Picklu
06 Sep 2019 05:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 879921

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

srai can expound on it but I think his concern is that without a codified PBL, IAF + MoD combo won't release budget on time for support and will raise 100s of questions and notations on file etc etc. That will bring down the up-time of the Tejas squadrons and the same would be utilized by import lob...
by Picklu
06 Sep 2019 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 932458

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Other than naval applications, I do not see any reason for any KA helo.

Okay, may be to remove single point dependency on french helo engines......
by Picklu
06 Sep 2019 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 879921

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

My take is the systemic checks and balance essentially pits MoD, IAF and DRDO/HAL/OFB against each other and causes enormous delay. This is not unique in procurement of arms but all aspects of Indian governance face this issue. Just check the amount of court cases pending and it is the same, inordin...
by Picklu
04 Sep 2019 04:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 821084

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

There is no way to practically make the economy fake currency proof. We can introduce a set of 10 hi tech feature, the state machinery support behind the fake currency racket will copy them. We can make another set of 10 and they will be copied again. In the mean time, at the usage level it is not p...
by Picklu
04 Sep 2019 02:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5237
Views: 1064432

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

So far, most of the successful economic policies of BJP are focused on long term efficiency improvement types. GST, Bank Merger, Jandhan, Digital Payments and UPI - all of them cause long term improvement of the economy by either taking away inefficiencies, duplication of efforts, middle man or impr...
by Picklu
04 Sep 2019 01:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5237
Views: 1064432

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

There are a few other influences for automobile sales. In the last 5 years, almost every major city in India got a functional metro. After initial lack of passengers, they have finally started picking up steam after some major points of the city are finally well connected. Add that as one more reaso...
by Picklu
03 Sep 2019 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Didn't Amit Shah say during the campaign that Hindu refugees will be given citizenship? True but not so simple. Citizenship for illegals is opposed by the Assamese in general because they consider the Bangladeshi Bengali as much an outsider as the Bangladeshi Muslim. That presents its own problem. ...
by Picklu
02 Sep 2019 18:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

@picklu What is CAB ? I’m sorry but I am ignorant here. Can you provide a link? As far as NRC is concerned the outcome seems poor but perhaps the data and stats gathered can be leveraged strategically ? All can be given citizenship but not instantaneously. Only temporary residency status should be ...
by Picklu
02 Sep 2019 05:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I agree with your point. I have thought for some time that "path to citizenship" for Bangladeshis in a place like Assam should include a process that amounts to "ghar wapasi" with an Assamese flavour: - renounce the supremacy and entitlement arising out of "any" religi...
by Picklu
02 Sep 2019 01:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

From this post in this vary thread at the top of current page, coming from Swarajyamag , not some left liberal source. HBS himself is saying 13 lakhs left out are Hindus. What ever the source is, why couldn't any one have done this preliminary scanning after the final draft in 2018. Why do you need...
by Picklu
02 Sep 2019 00:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

No I am asking you and all bhadraloks to stop your crocodile tears. We know what you did for the last 40-50 years. The Bdeshi Hindu illegal population in Assam was estimated to be around 1 million and the NRC has picked them up. The question is where are the estimated 3-4 million Bdeshi muslims. Ho...
by Picklu
02 Sep 2019 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So some other bengali hindu have to pay for supposed "sins" of Bengali Bhadralok? (Even though, the only sin here is your knowledge of Bengali history but that's beside the point) You are talking crap and you don't even realize it, you are so full of it. I opposed this exercise from the ve...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2019 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I have deeply studied the demographic data. This NRC is flawed. And don't give me the crap of Bengali Indics. We know how many Bengali Indics in India were standing up for them when they were being murdered, property looted, women raped and abducted and expelled from Bdesh. They were singing Rabind...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2019 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

We can think of what happens to Indics later. Don't throw the baby with the bathwater. This govt has already implemented the rule that no refugee will be thrown out. First we have to fix the NRC. Assam has gone from 25% M to 35% in AS. Similar in WB. Can't happen without illegal immigration. Giving...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2019 22:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

its high time someone cut this mercenary down to size and shunted him out of the political arena. He is beginning to have serious delusions of grandeur. Prashant Kishor Verified account @PrashantKishor A botched up NRC leaves lakhs of people as foreigners in their own country! Such is the price peo...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2019 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

That 13 lakhs are HIndus of those left out of NRC is a new figure to me. The talk was that of the original 40 lakh, only 5 lakh were HIndus. Didn't HBS himself said so before the 2019 general elections? However, it has now turned out that a majority of those excluded from the list are Hindus. Preli...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2019 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

3 crores BMs and 7 crores Indics extrapolation is strawman, not just talking about 3 crore. Regarding no country will take them, well don't know why any country should take them other than BDs, and I really hope MAD are not thinking the way you are regarding that. All this will be a messy process, ...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2019 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

And let me make my stand clear NRC is intrinsically tied with: a. CAB for indics and b. deportation/other measures for illegals Personally, i do not think deportation etc will happen, there is just no way of doing that practically. Given my real life experience, amnesty is more pragmatic solution bu...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2019 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Those 13 lakh indics can and must be given Indian citizenship. IMO, any person of Indic faiths in both BD and pak must be given as a default. Don't know where you got your calculation of 3 7 crores, sounds like a strawman. Point is this, illegal BMs, rohingyas etc must be deported. Indics in BD and...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2019 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So, 13+ lakh indics have to be sacrificed today for some hypothetical suffering of the remaining billion indics that may happen in the next 40-50 years? That too to get only less than 6 lakh "possible" non indics who btw can not be expelled as they are already in and no country would take ...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2019 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I am afraid the premise itself is fundamentally wrong. Given our record keeping standards and history of natural calamity, migration etc, there is no way to get clean and complete data from the past. Without bringing in subjectivity, there is no way to reduce false positives and false negatives sim...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2019 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Modi/Shah have been dealt a googley. There are no simple solutions. Lets see what they do with the lemon that they now have in hand. 1. The current process/list is highly flawed. Implementation will only create more issues. 2. Amnesty will only invite further migration from all over the sub-contine...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2019 19:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The BJP is pretending to be a virgin. The entire process were done under their supervision and they had no clue that the NRC process was being sabotaged. Most govt officials doing the updation process are likely to be Congressi henchmen as they have deep penetration in governance. Now that they hav...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2019 19:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Obviously something happened between July 2018 and Aug 2019 so that suddenly 4.1 million became 1.9 million and now we are told even less. We have to find out what happened. What if people were allowed to leave Assam state and move to other parts of India? West Bengal would be only too eager to hel...
by Picklu
01 Sep 2019 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I am as right wing BJP supporter as they come but I have always maintained that NRC is not the correct way and should not be done. The only way forward is: a. To give amnesty to the ones already in (they are miniscule compared to our total population and while still harmful, not lethal in the overal...
by Picklu
19 Aug 2019 01:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5456
Views: 578934

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Now if we can crack the swimming scene some how, i can crow from the rooftop that we have truly arrived in the sports arena. I can even ignore our not so good football team (so hard for a bong).....

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