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by K Mehta
26 Nov 2015 12:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 350541

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

INS Kadmatt to be handed over to the Indian Navy today The Indian Navy is set to receive a major boost on the seventh anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack when INS Kadmat, an anti-submarine warfare corvette, will be added to its fleet of warships. Designed by the Directorate of Naval Desig...
by K Mehta
25 Nov 2015 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4013
Views: 638379

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Shivavare,
Kindly consider setting up a dailymotion account, especially for the non-youtube accessing parts of the world. Your videos would help in their enlightenment.
by K Mehta
25 Nov 2015 16:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military/Defence Exports
Replies: 143
Views: 33743

Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Old news but not posted previously Tata delivers nearly 600 military vehicles for Minusma Indian vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors has supplied 585 military vehicles to African countries for use in the United Nation's Minusma mission in Mali. Tata began delivering the vehicles last year - a process w...
by K Mehta
24 Nov 2015 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 4033
Views: 150451

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)

The Syrian situation is morphing into Afghanistan 2.
Turkey=pak

Will Putin play a different game.

All the comparison to chess shows one thing very clearly, US has the "tempo" while Russia is only responding or reacting to it.
by K Mehta
24 Nov 2015 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3160
Views: 417222

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Any description or summary for the bandwidth challenged like us?
by K Mehta
24 Nov 2015 20:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 261421

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

YIPji As per this link . They have lost at least 350 officers of army, whether this includes soldiers is not sure. The first tweet of Bajwa mentions 347 Soldiers and Officers All news reports say officers, some reports say 367. Those are June numbers. All this is tspa propaganda anyway. And that do...
by K Mehta
24 Nov 2015 17:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 795
Views: 32804

Re: Terrorist Attack in Paris

Regarding Nigeria- I feel that there is a lack of indocentric information sources especially a country specific primer ala CIA factbook or BBC country profile, that Indians to use. This is something I have been requesting BRF to create, just like the Indian military pages it created, leading to gre...
by K Mehta
24 Nov 2015 17:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 261421

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

YIPji As per this link . They have lost at least 350 officers of army, whether this includes soldiers is not sure. This number definitely does not include frontier constabulary and levies etc. Also would not include any air force casualties. I remember CFair mentioning that she heard a paki pilot (a...
by K Mehta
18 Nov 2015 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 795
Views: 32804

Re: Terrorist Attack in Paris

Regarding Nigeria- I feel that there is a lack of indocentric information sources especially a country specific primer ala CIA factbook or BBC country profile, that Indians to use. This is something I have been requesting BRF to create, just like the Indian military pages it created, leading to grea...
by K Mehta
18 Nov 2015 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655675

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Quarterly update on Baki Budget The Ministry of Finance has withheld funds amounting to Rs79.4 billion out of the Rs150.6 billion sanctioned by the planning ministry for development spending in the first quarter after it failed to curtail current expenses. The amount blocked to keep overall spendin...
by K Mehta
14 Nov 2015 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655675

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Bill of grab e azz Dar told the upper house on Friday that Operation garb-e-Azz will cost the national kitty up to Rs190 billion “Foreign countries had pledged $6 billion for the expenses being incurred on the operation but the government has received only $350 million. We are meeting expenses from...
by K Mehta
14 Nov 2015 11:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 416
Views: 28555

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2015

That is getting blatant. How do they except the rats to know him and follow him etc? This guy must be a ex-isi or ex-uniformed jeehardi.
Is he a pakjabi or is there a kashmiri connection?
by K Mehta
13 Nov 2015 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655675

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Latest estimate of "circular debt" Pakistan’s circular debt has swelled to Rs661 billion this year, IMF’s Washington-based mission chief for the country said last week. These estimates are conservative and are probably on the lower side. This is equal to 7 billion $ approximately. Immedia...
by K Mehta
28 Oct 2015 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 73485

Re: Women in Combat

^bump
by K Mehta
28 Oct 2015 11:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 540784

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Request to mods and members to move the discussion to women in combat thread, which is an excellent repository of this particular debate with excellent contributions especially by Dr shiv.
by K Mehta
16 Oct 2015 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 426
Views: 49262

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Vipul wrote:India’s coast guard at present is the fourth largest in the world, after the USA, Japan and South Korea

That's one hell of a data point.
by K Mehta
16 Oct 2015 13:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 119932

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Humble request to folks to kindly x post economic news in economic stress thread, lot of data is lost due to the quick 72 of each version of this thread.
by K Mehta
15 Oct 2015 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 71167

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

did anyone see the video being shown at the giant screen at Bangalore railway station? it was an excellent video. hope it is released on youtube
by K Mehta
15 Oct 2015 12:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 175278

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

deccan chronicle also reporting landing gear issue on front page citing defense min sources. however on back page suggested that the cause has been identified and will be resolved soon citing hal sources. sounds like a hit job though. the problem seems to have happened in jaisalmer. it seems that a ...
by K Mehta
10 Oct 2015 06:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 119932

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

arunkji you are the man i was waiting for. kindly post it in the Urdu learning thread in the general discussion forum. please take that thread ahead. can someone post a link to the thread? i can barely post.
by K Mehta
25 Sep 2015 14:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 261421

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Austin ji from recent history http://www.janes.com/article/45976/pakistan-receives-a-squadron-of-surplus-jordanian-f-16s Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has received into service 'a squadron' of Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter aircraft from the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF), a senior PAF service This news ...
by K Mehta
23 Sep 2015 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 971
Views: 66655

Re: BR Forum Feedback

My suggestion of a le education thread, look east or look deep (bakistani Urdu media, economic crisis etc.) needs to be considered. A Gupta ji has done fine service of look east, unfortunately due to real life issues I have not been able to do the look deep part. I will cut down the pinglish usage v...
by K Mehta
11 Sep 2015 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655675

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

From the link A Gupta posted Public debt of 17 trillion rupees ($163 billion) for the $232 billion economy. We know that the pakonomoney figures have been inflated, this means that the debt to GDP ratio is far worse than being what has been declared. The other main item not discussed in the article ...
by K Mehta
10 Sep 2015 16:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655675

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Latest update on the domestic borrowing binge of bakis The banks are short of cash and have been breathing with the help of State Bank’s weekly injection of more than Rs1 trillion. However, they accumulated maximum liquidity to park it in the government papers, preferably in PIBs. PIBs were the mos...
by K Mehta
10 Sep 2015 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655675

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

paki gobarman plans to borrow more than 1.5 trillion pkr from banks in aug-oct period KARACHI: The government intends to borrow over Rs1.5 trillion between August and October, and most of the money would be borrowed through banking system. The State Bank issued the auction calendar of Pakistan Inve...
by K Mehta
10 Sep 2015 14:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 261421

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

The report of "confiscated plane parts" tells you how Quetta has become tellibunniland.

The pic of Khalid on the last page seems to be witha LA Fayette class frigate, is the sub in France? Is the pic new or old?
Edit: I mistook / as 7. Seems to be another ship.
by K Mehta
10 Sep 2015 14:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 261421

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Pindigenous drone now known to be chindigenous Pakistan’s first indigenous armed drone is likely to have been supported, designed or supplied by China, according to defence analysts. Neil Gibson, a weapons analyst with a weekly defence-based magazine, IHS Jane’s, said “close analysis of imagery rel...
by K Mehta
10 Sep 2015 13:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 261421

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

F-7PG of fizzleya crashes The F7-PG fighter jet was on a routine training mission when its engine caught fire and crashed on a fray near Mastung Air force officials, Frontier Corps and Levies rushed to spot soon after the crash and cordoned the area, the wreckage of the plane had been confiscated .
by K Mehta
01 Sep 2015 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 111004

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

Falijee, that is huge. A 2-3 billion dollars hole in paki dekhonomoney is a kick where it hurts the most. Please cross post in pest watch thread.
by K Mehta
01 Sep 2015 16:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 111004

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

The unkil "riot act" reading is more about ghani losing the Afghan government than anything else. Ghani has spent all his political capital on getting pakis to get the tellibunnies to stop. The bad sheriff has been unable to do that. Unkil is holding pakis responsible for this (quite right...
by K Mehta
28 Aug 2015 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 111004

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

X-posting from pest watch thread IMF probing the musharraf of paki government as the source of deficit numbers. ISLAMABAD: In a move carrying far-reaching implications for a $6.2 billion bailout package, the International Monetary Fund is investigating Pakistan’s claim of restricting the federal bud...
by K Mehta
28 Aug 2015 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655675

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

IMF probing the musharraf of paki government as the source of deficit numbers. ISLAMABAD: In a move carrying far-reaching implications for a $6.2 billion bailout package, the International Monetary Fund is investigating Pakistan’s claim of restricting the federal budget deficit to 5.3% of the total...
by K Mehta
28 Aug 2015 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655675

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Jhujarji
The inflated GDP and hidden population of bakistan is a gimmick to make bakistan a "middle income" country (high GDP /low population = higher per capita income) to avail IBRD loans and to have higher deficit by reducing deficit to GDP ratio. If you can find time please look into it.
by K Mehta
28 Aug 2015 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655675

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Quotes from the link abhay_s has posted link There is a sense amongst many prominent policymakers in Pakistan, particularly the finance minister, that Pakistan’s currency, in particular its exchange rate, is a sign of one’s ego. Official statements such as: ‘we will never let Pakistan’s rupee deprec...
by K Mehta
26 Aug 2015 15:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655675

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Meanwhile the liquidity injection continues Govt raises Rs225bn from T-bills The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday sold Rs226 billion worth of treasury bills at an auction, much lower than the target of Rs300 billion fixed by the finance ministry for borrowing from the banks. Two days before...
by K Mehta
26 Aug 2015 14:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655675

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

The reason for the abnormal strength of pkr is as below Rupee weakens, officials divided on repercussions Rupee declined 2.55% to Rs104.10 at close of the inter-bank exchange trade, coming down from the Rs102 a dollar where it was capped since early 2014. “On one hand, it threatened us with money la...

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