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by Roop
28 Sep 2019 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3496
Views: 663308

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The SC judgement is totally against the Westminster model. They simply over ruled the law as it stood for centuries. What we now have a rule by Judges in Britshit land. Serves them well anyway. I thought so too. Looks like a judicial coup on the executive in the absence of written Constipation. I a...
by Roop
26 Sep 2019 04:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1387005

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

kit wrote:( also there has been an espionage effort at stealing from TACDE establishment )


I was unaware of this. Could you please elaborate? TIA.
by Roop
23 Sep 2019 04:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5422
Views: 948932

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Energy import from US is a great move. Reduces our dependence on Iran (never felt comfortable with their blackmailing over Islamist issues and put us in direct conflict with Israel who public smiles apart was always grimacing at us), gets us to address US carping about trade balance, most important...
by Roop
23 Sep 2019 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1105
Views: 356817

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Most chaps who are bloviating about MWF etc don't even understand the flexibility the design is to offer. A wonderful post, Karan, and I love those pictures of the MWF mock-up, with one exception: that damned ugly refuelling probe stuck right up there in the pilot's normal line of sight. How realis...
by Roop
07 Sep 2019 05:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3779
Views: 763133

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

These are the OGW, thoroughly brainwashed ... OGW?? Re. deployment of Indian military forces in Afghanistan: I agree that we should avoid it if possible, however the decision is not IMO the obvious "slam dunk" no-brainer that some here are portraying it as. SBajwa has raised numerous exce...
by Roop
05 Sep 2019 06:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 73
Views: 10202

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK

I think this YouTube video is very relevant to this thread. I don't know who this guy (Aditya Satsangi) is but I hope like hell that he is right about the Democrats getting a thrashing in the US election next year.

by Roop
26 Aug 2019 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 117
Views: 30475

Re: India-France news

sanjaykumar wrote:In five years India won't need any veto cover in the UN or any other place.

Interesting. I am not necessarily disagreeing with you here, but I am curious to know what exactly you mean.
by Roop
22 Aug 2019 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3779
Views: 763133

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

That's a bit of stretch. "A bit of a stretch"? Hmmm... okay. It was Putin that nearly brought the world to the brink of WWIII. Putin's actions scared the other eastern European countries so much that they were calling for the US to make a show of force. Absolute rubbish! It was the reckle...
by Roop
22 Aug 2019 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3779
Views: 763133

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The real reason why this is "outrageous" and "shocking" for the honorary baki is not because of what was said but becuase that it was said so openly, recorded and put out on to the interweb to live for ever reminding the Indians of what the bakis really are at all levels. Till d...
by Roop
21 Aug 2019 06:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3779
Views: 763133

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

vijayk wrote:BTW ... what is OODA?



The acronym means "Observe - Orient - Decide - Act". Rather than trying to explain it here, I would suggest you look it up on Wikipedia.
by Roop
17 Aug 2019 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3779
Views: 763133

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

... the Russian Deputy Rep prior to entering the meeting did remark it was a bilateral matter. Well, it was wrong of Russia to say that. The fact is, all these things (Articles 370, 35A and related discussions) are an internal matter for India; nothing bilateral about it. I think we should be prepa...
by Roop
14 Aug 2019 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3779
Views: 763133

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Re. Christine Fair: ... and also hardline Christian atheist (which she is). No she isn't, she's Jewish (as she herself has said on occasion); but really, she's not a believer of any kind, she's an atheist left-wing Islam-pasand hater of conservatives. All the bile she spews against Trump and Republi...
by Roop
14 Aug 2019 02:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3779
Views: 763133

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Hi Pankaj, Some excellent posts from you. Your list of 5 points summarizes Paki's dilemma (what to do now?) very well. Also: One reason why Internet, Phone and TV service is down because they were used to foment, organize and spread mayhem. Bakis/Jihadi would push highly inflammatory messages and CT...
by Roop
09 Aug 2019 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 706187

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

BTW, this is all soooooo far away from the picture of pastoral simplicity, innocence, gentleness and utter integrity painted of Kashmiris in 1970s Bollywood. Which is what forms the opinions of most plains desis. Reminds me of Christianne Amanpour describing the Lashkar-e-Toiba as "Gentle secu...
by Roop
09 Aug 2019 10:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 291
Views: 84079

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Banditji's infatuation with the former USSR which began on his first visit in 1927 and is the root cause of the divergence of US & Indian interests over the subsequent 70+ years is causing vigorous debate on BRF 90+ years later!! Ain't that the truth!! Sometimes when I sit down calmly and think...
by Roop
09 Aug 2019 05:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 614955

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^^^^ it suggests the Taliban think they’ll get what they want from Trump, and don’t want Pakistan to foul up the deal by moving the goalposts to include something about Kashmir. I was surprised (pleasantly surprised, of course) on reading that Taliban statement but I couldn't understand it. I think...
by Roop
09 Aug 2019 05:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 89541

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

Lisa wrote:Just Control P to print and the whole article will appear!


Ah, nice to know, I didn't know that. Noted for future reference.
by Roop
08 Aug 2019 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 89541

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

The Mission Plan has already been approved to land an intrepid team at India's Antarctic base dressed as penguins. Something along the lines of their plans in the Kargil war, to send an F16 disguised as a flock of pigeons! We had a crack team of RAW agents on the forum in those days to detect these...
by Roop
07 Aug 2019 06:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1387005

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

Why is the ... SU-30MKI not getting any love these days? Not getting any love from whom? You need to distinguish the opinions of fickle/finicky internet fan-boys / ChairMarshalls / Keyboard Kommandos from the opinions of the only ones that count -- IAF combat pilots and planning authorities. Has an...
by Roop
07 Aug 2019 05:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 889923

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

They believe that arrival of Rafales (September 2019) ... I think it is worth reminding everyone that the Rafales will not "arrive" (in the sense of physical presence in India) until roughly May/June of 2020. The physical delivery of these aircraft will be to IAF officers in France. They ...
by Roop
07 Aug 2019 05:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 889923

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

sajaym wrote: BAT is now almost become Border Atmahatya Team.


:D Ha! I like it.
by Roop
29 May 2019 05:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1294625

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

sudeepj wrote:Whats MTI?


Moving Target Indication. The radar signal processor uses the Doppler shift to detect a moving target (as opposed to a stationary one).
by Roop
13 Apr 2019 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 835349

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

(emphasis mine) ... there are some voices from our side which are worth paying attention to , at least for rational debate to take place. I am talking about Praveen Sawhney This is your problem right here ... the fellow you quoted is not worth paying attention to. There are, of course, many other do...
by Roop
01 Sep 2008 01:05
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 125777

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Y. Kanan: Good post. I may have some minor quibbles with it, but nothing important enough to post here.
by Roop
16 Aug 2008 01:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 125777

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Who got Georgia into this? (emphasis mine) So where did the Georgians get the silly idea that the U.S. would bail them out? Maybe from John McCain, Republican heir apparent, whose top foreign policy advisor, Randy Scheunemann, also just happens to be a highly paid lobbyist for the Georgian governme...
by Roop
14 Aug 2008 23:31
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 125777

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Vladimir Putin's mastery checkmates the West The cartoon images have shown Russia as an angry bear, stretching out a claw to maul Georgia. Russia is certainly angry, and, like a beast provoked, has bared its teeth. But it is the wrong stereotype. What the world has seen last week is a brilliant and...
by Roop
07 Feb 2008 08:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 282672

The Russians have the trust but not the competence/credibility. The US has the competence/credibility but not the trust. Exactly. This sums up India's problems pretty well. If the Americans want to tap into the lucrative Indian arms market, they have to build up political trust. I doubt anyone in I...
by Roop
07 Feb 2008 08:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 282672

viveks wrote:I see propaganda!


Where? Please point out specific posts/articles containing said propaganda, to help us understand what you are saying.
by Roop
03 Feb 2008 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-French Ties
Replies: 213
Views: 28064

Shouldn't that actually be Vive La France? Yes, you're right. I personally find French people more humble and down to earth than americans and brits. I agree that the French can be very warm and friendly when you visit their country, but it helps a lot if you speak and understand some French. I fin...
by Roop
27 Jan 2008 21:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-French Ties
Replies: 213
Views: 28064

Does this kind of rant even belong on BRF? Of course not, but you have to understand that there are a few members of the "God Bless America" crowd here who seek to prove their own manhood by this mindless chant "cheese-eating surrender monkeys". It's embarassing -- not for Franc...
by Roop
10 Sep 2007 02:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 9 Sept 2007
Replies: 239
Views: 54716

Following May 1998, it was India's govt. that explicitly declared a unilateral moratorium, declared that the five tests had been successful enough that India did not need more tests, and EXPRESSED WILLINGNESS TO SIGN THE CTBT AS A NUCLEAR WEAPON STATE. and You guys are arguing as if 1. India's unil...
by Roop
09 Sep 2007 21:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 9 Sept 2007
Replies: 239
Views: 54716

Rye: You have summed up very well what I was thinking: this thread has taken a 180-degree turn in the last 24 to 48 hrs. I have no idea what caused it -- it has all been very sudden -- but Arun_S says that some dots were connected. So... I am now going back to lurk mode on this topic. It is too myst...
by Roop
09 Sep 2007 07:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 9 Sept 2007
Replies: 239
Views: 54716

Looking back at the reports, it appears that MMS and Co. plan to exchange diplomatic notes before the IAEA and NSG negotiations (unless the GoI is confident that it will manage to complete the IAEA and NSG negotiations within a few weeks), which seems like a bad idea It would be a terrible idea, if...
by Roop
09 Sep 2007 06:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 9 Sept 2007
Replies: 239
Views: 54716

Rye: I don't understand what you mean by 'operationalize'. In fact it's not just you, lots of people are slinging this term around. What precisely does it mean? As far as I know, the 123 agreement is inactive and of no significance until all of the following steps are complete (in the specified orde...
by Roop
06 Sep 2007 05:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 4 Sept 2007
Replies: 232
Views: 61273

I am not in the mood to reinvent the wheel for you and if you find that as an excuse to vilify and go on another YB rampage "Rampage"??!! You need to consider using a dictionary to look up the meaning of the word. LDev (to whom your remark was directed) posts maybe once every couple of da...
by Roop
03 Sep 2007 06:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 31 Aug 2007
Replies: 298
Views: 89570

enqyoob: Sure, all those bad things may happen, but at least we will still have our H&D. :rotfl: We will have avoided an agreement with the Americans, and we will have avoided making China/Iran mad. These things should count for something, no? Seriously, we need to consider the possibility that ...
by Roop
03 Sep 2007 05:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 31 Aug 2007
Replies: 298
Views: 89570

Re. the cries to "renegotiate the deal": There are two reasons why the deal, if it fails now, will not be renegotiated for at least another generation (say twenty years or so): ⋅ No one in the US would want to do it, and ⋅ No one in India would want to do it. America : ...
by Roop
02 Sep 2007 19:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 31 Aug 2007
Replies: 298
Views: 89570

All deals are re-negotiable, if you have the fight in you to do so. Let us say, put a BK or BC on the chair or even an ABV and see what happens.


I'll tell you what will happen: he will be sitting in the chair with no one on the other side to negotiate with.

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