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by KrishnaK
24 Jul 2017 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 194
Views: 24973

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

China's opinion of India The presenter in the video makes the argument that China downplays Indian military achievements to highlight that China's progress is solely due to the Communist regime. That would make the Chinese paranoid about a democratic India achieving parity. Of course that is bound ...
by KrishnaK
17 Jul 2017 05:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 817988

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Indian Navy wants its only fighter aircraft to toughen up http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indian-navy-fighter-aircraft-mig-29k-russia-india-military-ties/1/1003125.html Serviceability of the warplanes was low, ranging from 15.93 per cent to 37.63 per cent and that of MiG-29KUB ranging from 21.30...
by KrishnaK
12 Jul 2017 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3835
Views: 697900

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

How does hyperbaric chamber availability speed up acclimtisation? :rotfl: I keep saying this but Saurav Jha may not understand. Use of a hypobaric chamber for pre-acclimatization before climbing Mount Everest Climbing Mount Everest needs an acclimatization period of 3 to 4 weeks between 3000 and 60...
by KrishnaK
10 Jul 2017 06:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 692159

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Suspense over demonetised notes may finally end in next two weeks

Even as the debate raged, the value of demonetised notes that were not returned was not revealed, despite queries from the media and the Opposition. According to money market circles, this number could be around Rs 25,000 crore.
by KrishnaK
03 Jul 2017 10:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3614
Views: 294919

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

In an introduction to Tarek Fatah's The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State , Arif Mohammed Khan was reminded of this sher to sum of his feelings, presumably about the muslims of the subcontinent Kishti bhi nahin badli, dariya bhi nahin badla, Hum doobne walon ka jazba bhi nahin badla, Hai shauk-e-s...
by KrishnaK
02 Jul 2017 09:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2116
Views: 289648

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

This isn't about numbers only, also perception. To give you an example of the shoe being on the other foot After attacks, Indian immigrants reconsider the American dream Being an Indian in Trump's America Indians are finding themselves besieged in Trump's America India shocked after national's kill...
by KrishnaK
02 Jul 2017 06:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2116
Views: 289648

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

all this Islam khatre main hain stuff doesn't work anymore. Your irrational fear is yours to deal with. The fear exists. The rest of the world including the sickular president, the nationalist PM, the desh drohi media and hindu hating foreign press acknowledge it. But BRF has always been ahead of t...
by KrishnaK
02 Jul 2017 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2116
Views: 289648

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Majoritarian excess is usually considered more dangerous. Yes. And there is no 'cow protector' majority. how is this a majoritarian excess? Are you suggesting every Hindu will become a cow protector and kill everybody eating beef? Such behaviour by small numbers of the majority can induce fear. The...
by KrishnaK
02 Jul 2017 04:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2116
Views: 289648

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Sudeepj, how many deaths in your view justifies the PM's attention? On a per capita basis this is much lower than the number of hate-crime deaths recorded annually in the US. And we are not even taking into account the fact that Muslims are 14% in India as opposed to 1% in the US....the killings ar...
by KrishnaK
30 Jun 2017 01:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2116
Views: 289648

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^ yes. The issue here is vigilantism and absence of rule of law, presence and prompt responses from police, quick dispensation of justice etc. Idea should be to tackle vigilantism and I am for that. Trying to generate an outrage selectively over one set of vigilantism for political purposes does no...
by KrishnaK
30 Jun 2017 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2116
Views: 289648

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Considering Cows sacred and blessed is an integral part of Hinduism as its practiced. That they are slaughtered in violation of local customs and law is a deliberate affront to local cultural sensitivities. It might as well be 'lighting a cross' by the KKK. What do you expect to happen? In how many...
by KrishnaK
29 Jun 2017 13:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 992
Views: 141847

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

The Brookings fellow can stuff his opinion where it belongs. Who is he to warn India? On whose behalf? Should use words more judiciously. But Dollar warns that India, which has so far been reluctant to join Obor, must participate if China’s plan is to succeed. i.e. warns that the plan will fail if ...
by KrishnaK
26 Jun 2017 02:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 597551

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

It is also about making India a dependent poodle in the game in all aspects but in name. We loose the MIC to a major power, it is game over. Back in the day, anytime talk of opening India up to foreign business/investment was made, there would be an uproar about the new British East India company. ...
by KrishnaK
23 Jun 2017 10:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 597551

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Thank you brar. In the absence of any ToT (deep or light) and this farce of building up numbers to achieve the magic "42" has been debunked thoroughly, what is left? Has the possibility been considered that the IAF is willing to accept a 100 LCAs only if they get a 100 off the shelf from ...
by KrishnaK
22 Jun 2017 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5496
Views: 561721

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

One US journo last night spoke of the former KGB hand of Putin,conveniently forgetting that George Bush Sr. was also a former CIA chief! US generals like "Mad Dog" Mattis can be Sec. of State for Defence, but that must be its unique privilege. The ROW must submit to Pax Americana.Fortunat...
by KrishnaK
22 Jun 2017 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5496
Views: 561721

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Very big picture level conclusion is Putin has restored the Russian Orthodox Church and replaced the hereditary Czar system with an elected leader. This brings it in line with the post-French Revolution Europe. This fact is totally lost on US. Trouble it also seems to be lost on post french-revolut...
by KrishnaK
17 Jun 2017 00:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1073
Views: 132567

Re: Indian IT Industry

I think Harpreet Singh is overreacting. Indian IT's business model is to pick whatever is "hot" in the market, train the vast armies of graduates in that technology and send them to the US and market them with a "buy 1 get 10 free" model. This has worked very well for years. I d...
by KrishnaK
16 Jun 2017 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 419257

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Its the babus who will do cost accounting models and all such methods and make everyone forget why #MII is there in first place. Then there are the CAG minions to second guess everything. Not just babus. I believe there are a lot of educated "common people" on BRF too who also believe tha...
by KrishnaK
14 Jun 2017 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2116
Views: 289648

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Only consistent answer I could get on that above question of yours UB, the first question is the English language. If the Germans or the French make English a compulsory second language it's finito for CoL. Now, here's another interesting tidbit from that most under-noticed of countries, the Nether...
by KrishnaK
14 Jun 2017 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 529
Views: 49529

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since

There is clear evidence available at The Nixon tapes of US (nixon/kissinger's) behaviour. There is nothing other than speculation and rumour mongering for this {Yes US had a major plan to re-shape the geography of Indian Subcontinent.} The article by K.S. clearly states the US was aiding both India ...
by KrishnaK
14 Jun 2017 07:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 271719

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The question I have is: Is the Arjun's 1400 HP engine a mass produced item? If yes, why is an indian company not producing it here, cheaper than the foreign manufacturer and trying to capture its market? If no, why is an indian company not producing it here, and india pay the indian company, instea...
by KrishnaK
11 Jun 2017 01:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 215587

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

It is entirely possible, indeed probable, that what you described is more or less what happened. Namely, DDT went to the Gulf to clean-up - i.e. get rid of the Islamists. First step go to the nest and read them the riot act in private and directly. They all listened nicely and said Qatar is the vil...
by KrishnaK
29 May 2017 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531940

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I have a couple of questions about SOP/political correctness in the IA. When was using a human shield allowed under army operating procedures before - specific circumstances, exigent circumstances to be decided by the officer in question, generally and freely allowed ? Given this situation what is ...
by KrishnaK
29 May 2017 08:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531940

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

<SNIP>Actually more importantly the major Rose up through the other ranks and became an officer . Could be a primary reason he doesn't give 2 hoots about political correctness and was able yet take this decision . That is no reason or even a conjecture. It depends purely on the officer in question....
by KrishnaK
27 May 2017 02:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 543045

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The world doesn't need 'infinite' software after all, and at this point most of the good code has already been written. OS, database, search, library mgmt, etc. are all pretty much as good as their ever going to be. This statement is about as wrong as one can be. Reminds me of the famous statement ...
by KrishnaK
19 May 2017 04:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1073
Views: 132567

Re: Indian IT Industry

2) I am talking of doing something useful - NOT making money (BTW, I do NOT think companies like Facebook, Twitter or even Google are doing much "good" - they make a ton of money for sure) This is exactly the problem. What's required are products at the level of Google search or Apple. On...
by KrishnaK
18 May 2017 23:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 690885

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Two things re the m777 that I read in some article but can't find can't find again
1. Can be dismantled and transported by Mi17V - source Indian Army.
2. Has a Candian FCS
by KrishnaK
13 May 2017 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3623
Views: 449657

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

As far as I can tell, the mutually exclusive rule applies only to the four segments chosen - single engine fighter aircraft, helicopters, submarines and armoured fighting vehicles. I don't see anything that says if you make submarines you can't make MLRS. This stipulation is not bad to start off wit...
by KrishnaK
05 May 2017 05:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1362
Views: 220862

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Either way, speed of transport is irrelevant, what is relevant is cost of transport. I worked in logistics sector for a couple of years, what i learnt, is supply chains are all about getting cargo to depots at a rate that is full replenishment. For eg, if my shop runs out of TVs and i want TVs, i a...
by KrishnaK
25 Apr 2017 10:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2510
Views: 462189

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

March 1966 Mizo National Front uprising During the Government operations to suppress the rebellion, the Indian Air Force carried out airstrikes in Aizawl; this remains the only instance of India carrying out an airstrike in its own civilian territory Eventually Pu Laldenga who In the early 1960s, t...
by KrishnaK
19 Apr 2017 13:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 543045

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

[url=https://www.cgdev.org/event/demonetization-digital-identity-and-universal-basic-income-–-how-big-ideas-are-changing-india]Demonetization, Digital Identity and Universal Basic Income – How Big Ideas Are Changing India and What It Means for the World[/url]
by KrishnaK
09 Apr 2017 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 138807

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

The USN pretty much went it alone for the longest time. Soko, Japan and the rest hardly had any teeth and were brought into orbit of the US due to circumstances and predominance of US power... Now they serve as useful tools to the big man, r running his errands and hiding behind his bulk. Without h...
by KrishnaK
02 Apr 2017 05:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2510
Views: 462189

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Ramana - the word encounter was invented by Mumbai police when in reality its a proper planned ambush based on solid intel to exploit the vulnerable moment of of gangsters/terrorists. The legal system has been perverted by well paid lawyers arguing police should arrest instead of killing gangsters....
by KrishnaK
30 Mar 2017 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3366
Views: 451423

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

A carrier does not venture out by itself, a carrier group does since there is never a single carrier floating around by itself in a high threat zone. It is how you deploy it, how you support it and what capability you get off of it that makes the difference. ..... Since Sputnik goes on and on about...
by KrishnaK
08 Mar 2017 12:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 597551

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

MALADJUSTED, PART II: HOW THE U.S. AIR FORCE WENT FROM EAGLE TO CHICKEN . Not sure if this has been posted before, but some of this article might be relevant here. Several years ago I argued for renewed purchase of a high-low fighter mix (including light attack) in an article that resulted in no sm...
by KrishnaK
05 Feb 2017 07:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 574015

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

JayS: I am sure you have heard of President Eisenhower's farewell speech in 1961 on the military industrial complex. Very apt here. Quote from the 2006 movie, The Good Shepherd...directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon. Valentin Mironov #2: Soviet power is a myth. Great show. There are n...

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