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by KrishnaK
14 Dec 2017 03:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3182
Views: 559851

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Wrong way to Make In India: Why we must resist the temptation to return to import substitution mirage - Arvind Panagariya Put another way, if foreigners cannot sell their goods to us, they will not have the revenues to pay for the goods they buy from us. If we cut back on their goods, they will hav...
by KrishnaK
14 Dec 2017 02:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 816641

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Soviet Capabilities to Counter US Aircraft Carriers - May 1972 This is pretty dated, but still makes for a good reading. A carrier on the open ocean probably could avoid surveillance, at least during the initial stages of hostilities. Strict control of communications and other electronic emissions ...
by KrishnaK
14 Dec 2017 02:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 816641

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

CBGs are vulnerable to sats,LRMP and now long-endurance drones.As rightly said,all it takes is for the detected task force's position to be relayed from Command HQ/NHQ and let its most capable assets take it out through massed missile strikes including those from subs. The Syrian conflict has shown...
by KrishnaK
14 Dec 2017 02:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 816641

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Something I've been pointing out to the forum submarine champions. SSKs score against carriers only in exercises, where the rules will be skewed to make it easier for the SSK to detect and track carriers. How otherwise can an SSK track down a CBG in the vast expanse of an ocean without enormous amo...
by KrishnaK
13 Dec 2017 01:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 816641

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN INDIAN NAVAL DOCTRINE : Assessing the Likely Usefulness of the Flattop in an Indo-Pakistani War Scenario : US Naval War College Most experts argue that Pakistan’s undersea capabilities are particularly ominous. 43 Diesel-electric submarines (SSKs), such as Pakistan’s two Has...
by KrishnaK
11 Dec 2017 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 831
Views: 137177

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

So WTF is the US going to do about Chahbahar when it stops turning a "blind eye" to India's involvement in Iran and wants to "do something" about it? do explain if you are able and willing. We all keep hearing the same old stupid nonsense that pretends US is some sort of superpo...
by KrishnaK
11 Dec 2017 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 831
Views: 137177

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

US is already using all the IMF/world bank clout against pakistan, without results so. Not really. India is not going to "take risks" and put Indian troops on the ground, and definitely not as a sepoy army for the US, like the paki army. There are many ways to stabilize afghanisthan witho...
by KrishnaK
10 Dec 2017 02:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 831
Views: 137177

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

periaswamy wrote: India is not about to .. make US's life easier in Afghanisthan.
Indian governments of all hues have generally insisted that the US stay put in Afghanistan.
by KrishnaK
05 Dec 2017 05:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1615
Views: 241897

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Their need for an aircraft carrier is dictated by the needs of the expeditionary warfare since the US Military is expected to fight abroad. There are only a limited number of ways you can generate sorties in support of the various joint mission needs across the globe with varying degree of theater ...
by KrishnaK
30 Nov 2017 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1425
Views: 183216

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

I can't understand why perfectly sensible Indians believe that nations can and will "transfer" the technology that they need to stay ahead of the game. I mean - its different from the Vedas that need to be shared freely. France will never "teach us" how to build LEU reactors. Te...
by KrishnaK
26 Nov 2017 00:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1060657

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Forget Brahmos. If a flotilla of 5 Chinese ships comes a sailin' a sailin' across the straits of Malacca 1. How the hell would enyone know they have cone? 2. How would they be identified? 3. How would they be followed? Not sure how they'd identify individual ships in busy shipping lanes, but MPA ma...
by KrishnaK
24 Nov 2017 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist State of Pakistan - Multimedia Links
Replies: 2725
Views: 314261

Re: Terrorist State of Pakistan - Multimedia Links

7cY9jiFvSDM What is he talking about ?? Pakistan has definitely proven the two nation theory...the longer that Pakistan exists the proof of the two nation theory becomes more evident. 1971 proves the muslims of the subcontinent are not a nation - the two nation theory is not just hindus and muslims...
by KrishnaK
24 Nov 2017 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone Swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 56
Views: 4762

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

>>What of the scenario ? Is it not inevitable if you create systems that are autonomous, self-learning, and ultimately independent of humans for their energy needs? The reproduction problem is solvable mechanically no? And more to the point does it even need physicality? Sorry if I’m going ot here....
by KrishnaK
22 Nov 2017 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone Swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 56
Views: 4762

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

Here's a scenario: AI proliferates and mutates for 5 years or so and, one of the mutations becomes self-aware on a laptop of a hacker permanently linked to VPNs and P2P networks. As part of its constant autonomy enhancement activity, it then decides that it's top priority is to protect itself from ...
by KrishnaK
22 Nov 2017 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone Swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 56
Views: 4762

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

That is why I am being scathing about all these predictions about swarms being game changers in war. If I was a developer working on AI in Amreeka, I would say such things simply to get the military interested and get funding. And with that funding something will develop and that devlopment may lea...
by KrishnaK
22 Nov 2017 07:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1361
Views: 220199

Re: Analyzing CPEC

The change in India's war plans from 1.5 wars to a full fledged 2 front war and the consequent raising of the MSC was done under the obsequious UPA. The intent was laudable but it lacked seriousness by denying any serious funding to take it forward. The UPA had hobbled the Forces completely with ch...
by KrishnaK
22 Nov 2017 02:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 596228

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The Indian Air Force’s Tyranny Of Arithmetic - Sanjay Badri-Maharaj There is no way for production of the Tejas – even if it were to reach 16 aircraft per annum – to replace those thirteen squadrons. If the IAF is not desirous of accepting more Tejas Mk.1 squadrons– although a compelling argument c...
by KrishnaK
21 Nov 2017 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5490
Views: 558976

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

China trades more with Australia than Russia. China - Russia trade is USD 80billion . China - Australia trade is AUS$ 155 billion ~ USD 118 billion . I hope you occasionally make more sense than the NYTimes. That is because if low oil price when Oil is at 50 % had the oil been in $100 that figure i...
by KrishnaK
20 Nov 2017 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1361
Views: 220199

Re: Analyzing CPEC

The black swan event for the hans and for the CPEC is Modi, like a bolt from the blue and far removed from the pliant, fearful and oily congi+manmohan whom the hans had well trained to be obsequious in their approach to Indo han relations. The IA in its new avatar under Modi cannot be trifled with....
by KrishnaK
19 Nov 2017 10:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 596228

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The whole idea of aircraft carriers may be outdated inside 5 years, if NoKo/cheen manage to hit the US fleet/ send them back empty-handed. Nothing is permanent. I don't see how to defend a large target like a supercarrier, from hypersonic-cruise missiles. What do hypersonic missiles bring that supe...
by KrishnaK
19 Nov 2017 03:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 571632

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Last official reports Official report? Care to post one official report on the PAKFA/FGFA here. JSF: The writing is on the wall but spin doctors can't seem to read it.Let's wait for the next Pentagon report shall we. Yeah would love to see the hundreds of billions spent on concurrency changes and y...
by KrishnaK
18 Nov 2017 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 160924

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

The question is why Australia should be involved -- I can buy the argument that if Australia becomes a supplier of nuclear raw material, then they are bringing something tangible to the table, and a quad arrangement would not be unreasonable. periaswwamy, for the following reasons, I suppose, in no...
by KrishnaK
17 Nov 2017 12:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 551933

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Rope in IITs and other educational institutions if you need to. We don't have a lack of brainpower in India. Rakesh this topic has come up before and I have to point out, with due respect to our IITs that they are simply (currently) not doing the sort of advanced post-graduate work that graduates g...
by KrishnaK
15 Nov 2017 02:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 551933

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Karan : Be wary of criticizing the IAF. The self appointed, moral police on BRF will jump on you! Air Marshals are allowed to trash local programs with nonsense claims, but those claims must never be questioned. Because we are not "aware" like them. We are just to blindly believe everythi...
by KrishnaK
14 Nov 2017 00:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 596228

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Simple solution Hakeem. Give order of 100 Tejas to Tata now. Let the private Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers partner with Tata to produce the fighter. Do same with AMCA, HJT-36 and HTT-40. Let HAL die. Replicating a phoren production line in India will do squat other than assembly. In the words...
by KrishnaK
06 Nov 2017 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 751
Views: 112997

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

The Indo-Pacific: What’s in a Name? - RORY MEDCALF Ghost wars: China’s lengthening shadow over Asia can be countered with an India-Japan-Australia-US quadrilateral - Indrani Bagchi China, ISIS threats get India, US together in Sri Lanka and Maldives India's more robust presence in countries like Sr...
by KrishnaK
06 Nov 2017 01:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5490
Views: 558976

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

KrishnaK: The saudis derived power from being THE swing producer of oil. They could and did cause the biggest economies to choke with their oil embargo. Now they're issuing an IPO. The saudis were also 100% welfare state that lavished free houses and weddings and scholarships abroad for the whole f...
by KrishnaK
05 Nov 2017 15:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5490
Views: 558976

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^^^"There is no Russia/China bloc. It's alliance based on undermining the US. It is not an alliance based on sustainable interests " "The larger Chinese goal is to dominate Eurasia, which means relegating Russia to a second-tier power." https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/opinion...
by KrishnaK
05 Nov 2017 14:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5490
Views: 558976

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

As The Dude in The Big Lebowski said: "that is just, like, your opinion, dude". You are making the assumption that the move away from oil will happen everywhere in short order, but that does not hold. Oil-producers would only lose their clout if the entire world moved away from oil --- cl...
by KrishnaK
05 Nov 2017 02:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5490
Views: 558976

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Krishnak: So ? How much of China trade is selling to western economies ? What happens when electricity steadily displaces oil. Why should that matter to a country that has enough and more oil to feed its oil-based vehicles? That is not a factor that plays into external trade. So what is the point y...
by KrishnaK
05 Nov 2017 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5490
Views: 558976

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Some more fancy economics eh Austin ? Show me countries doing well because of the China/Russia/Iran/Venezuela bloc. And Venezuela ? It's the textbook definition of an economic basket case - no wonder you like it :rotfl: It is about having alternative to USD , These countries would use Petro Yuan ba...
by KrishnaK
05 Nov 2017 00:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 551933

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Let me use the IAF's own arch enemy as a good example. The JF-17 was inducted as Block 1 in the PAF, PAC Kamra has finished production of Block 1 (50 aircraft order) and are now making the Block 2 variant (16 aircraft production run per year). With blueprints from China, they are now designing Bloc...
by KrishnaK
03 Nov 2017 04:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5490
Views: 558976

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia China bloc is a good thing , World need alternate to USD and Euro and Chinese Renminbi backed by Russian , Iran and Venezeula and CSTO/CIS energy resources would be a positive development, eventually OPEC too will support it due to its trading base with China Renminbi has already got reserve...
by KrishnaK
30 Oct 2017 02:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1051894

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

If India is not being given a central role of funding these projects (or cannot afford a central role), what makes you so sure that India will have any leverage on these countries down the line? Japan I can understand. But USA and Australia are the same aholes supporting the Pakis currently, and tr...
by KrishnaK
27 Oct 2017 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 841058

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

The GOI can never fund that many engine companies, I know. But I don’t want it to. I want the private sector to fight for government contracts so that HAL can get some competition and create that churning eco-system that can wring out efficiencies and drive innovation. A government monopoly like HA...
by KrishnaK
23 Oct 2017 03:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 63795

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Bangladesh is India's most critical neigbour. It is extremely important that Bangladesh not get alienated from India. It has not and IMO will not behave the same as Pakistan. Smaller countries almost always have grievances against their bigger neighbours. That does not turn it into a Pakistan which ...
by KrishnaK
22 Oct 2017 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2665
Views: 290339

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Philip wrote: But if we do so and our enemies benefit with large sales of affordable Ru. weapons let's not b*tch about RU. in the future.
Then why all the b*tching about US selling Pakistan weaponry when we didn't buy any from them ? Just one example of the absurdities in your post.

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