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by D Roy
28 Oct 2012 16:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1048
Views: 124260

Re: Non-Western Worldview

Africa unlike India has produced great writers in the post-colonial period who have really turned the gaze outwards. India at the moment has no equivalent of Chinua Achebe and the great Ngugi Wa thiong'o. My salute to our African brothers for bearing the torch of intellectual freedom far more boldly...
by D Roy
28 Oct 2012 16:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2046
Views: 226997

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

P.Bhagat, Read that last line a little closely. I am not saying that I would be "happy" to hear the "fact of" somebody "wanting to live" in a "little tokyo". But if this discussion is actually based on the transmission of such a desire by some entity, I would ...
by D Roy
28 Oct 2012 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2046
Views: 226997

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

the Japanese don't want ghettos. Some of them ( top executives) are happy to stay in the gated communities/ microcities springing up all around India with a hyper market in tow. another set are pretty cool staying in delhi colonies like even vasant kunj dda etc. and there is a third group which want...
by D Roy
25 Oct 2012 16:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3989
Views: 339470

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

Rajendra babu cast the deciding vote in favour of hindi. Sanskrit ultimately lost due to that vote which was the tie breaker, as it were.

What is more Suniti chatterjee had also voted in favour of hindi.
by D Roy
24 Oct 2012 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2046
Views: 226997

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

gentlemen, please do note that it isn't about whether Japan wants to merge the ATD-X/F-3 and AMCA projects or whether their parliament will amend their constitution to allow them to do so. It is more about the fact that they have removed Indian entities from their own entity list. And when Japan doe...
by D Roy
22 Oct 2012 15:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4823
Views: 507705

Re: Deterrence

Next Nork test is being watched very closely.
by D Roy
20 Oct 2012 16:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war
Replies: 496
Views: 25546

Re: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war

and that is precisely why they have some 1300 combat aircraft while we have 700. (yes these are closer to the real numbers not the PLAAF has xxxx fighters snake oil peddled by people with 1990s data.) nor do they have 7000 operational tanks or e ~70 principal surface combatants. Many of the ships th...
by D Roy
18 Oct 2012 19:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 832790

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

In case you had any doubts about why the chicom drones are really here. http://carnegieendowment.org/2011/02/04/three-dimensionality-in-chinese-views-on-india-and-space/3jte Aside: lora doesn't of course point out that it is actually Chicom which refuses to engage in a nuclear-strategic- stability d...
by D Roy
18 Oct 2012 17:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4257
Views: 283504

Re: LCA News and Discussions

The missile was R-73. The flare was almost at 90 degrees to the attackers. It was Vayu Shakti 99 I guess, since that was the first time the demo was telecasted on TV. Google says that it was Su-30 but I remember MiG-29. Will have to look for the video to confirm. i remember this as well. It was a S...
by D Roy
17 Oct 2012 01:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 769609

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

it's 117 and not 117S/C (cyrillic)

the latter is the su-35's upgrade engine.
by D Roy
16 Oct 2012 16:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 832790

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

AN-12 transport a/c from Russia.


knockoff called Y-8.

But you will note that they will also begin using the Y-9 which is derived from the Y-8.
by D Roy
15 Oct 2012 19:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 832790

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Are you trying to mock us by posting large photoshopped inline images when that is clearly against forum rules?

I am reporting your post.
by D Roy
14 Oct 2012 11:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 832790

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Okay I have a question, does this thread serve any other purpose apart from the following: 1. give chicom drones free bandwidth for jpeg chicomgiri. because all I see is pictures of chicom hardware being posted without any real discussion on their purported capabilities, impact, numbers etc. 2. Thre...
by D Roy
13 Oct 2012 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4823
Views: 507705

Re: Deterrence

There is no space. A nuke attack by Fizzle ya or TSPA on ingressing Indian forces will mean curtains for TSP and TSPA and Fizzle ya.
by D Roy
13 Oct 2012 22:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 832790

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

But But .. the Varyag and the Su-33 are obviously of Chinese origin.
by D Roy
13 Oct 2012 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4823
Views: 507705

Re: Deterrence

The TSPians should also know that retaliation will be massive. and massive here includes a bit of counterforce as well shall we say.
by D Roy
08 Oct 2012 09:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 694353

Re: Internal Security Watch

And it should not either. the gulf wants to keep all counter-terrorism cooperation quiet.
by D Roy
08 Oct 2012 09:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war
Replies: 496
Views: 25546

Re: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war

A slew of articles written by Chachaji apologists are being released to the media.
by D Roy
08 Oct 2012 09:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 275072

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

gentlemen, you would note that ever since the latest nuclear command authority review meeting conducted a few months ago , SFC's testing schedule has gone up.
by D Roy
06 Oct 2012 20:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 956627

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Well new hangars are being built at Lengpui airport where fighters will be based.
by D Roy
03 Oct 2012 23:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 271377

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Anyway,

ladies and gentlemen, Rafale has won the race to sport an AESA.

behold -

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... le-377216/
by D Roy
03 Oct 2012 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 818008

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

If lack of bandwidth is a problem, it will only be exacerbated if your AEW&C platform is expected to carry all its C4I onboard and manage an air battle independently, no? No. In your scenario all that the Soviets would be doing is point defence. But that is not the only thing even their AWACS w...
by D Roy
03 Oct 2012 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 818008

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

but that was hardly a big concern for the Soviets. Not quite, given how big soviet airspace was and how their GCI was oriented. besides, having an AWACS dependent on soviet bit rates via data link doesn't cut it for unfettered and truly real time situational awareness. yes the A-50 would certainly ...
by D Roy
03 Oct 2012 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 818008

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

The A-50 actually had to have some of the data processed via ground stations. Not exactly a desirable quality for an AWACS.
by D Roy
30 Sep 2012 11:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 832790

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

I meant hull design.
by D Roy
30 Sep 2012 10:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 832790

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Ulyanovsk was almost half complete.

And as you suggest, Chicom will stick in new internals and go with this hull.
by D Roy
29 Sep 2012 19:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 832790

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

What is NPE?
by D Roy
29 Sep 2012 17:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 832790

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

imo they will skip the unsuccessful varyag design and work with nikolayev and others for a more purpose built 75000t design with a big airwing and no russian fetishes like granit silos I am willing to bet a 100 Yuan that the old Ulyanovsk design will be offered to Chicom by the Roos-Ukraine bhai bh...
by D Roy
29 Sep 2012 12:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 832790

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Hnair wrote: that the single purchase that is troubling me (personally) the most, are these big orders for Mi-17V5/7 medium helicopters and the Sichuan-Lantian assembly. Absolutely. This along with the domestic french inspired knock offs , their numbers, deployment patterns and helibases in Lanzhou...
by D Roy
28 Sep 2012 21:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 805131

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

The An-178 is a derivative of the An-148/158 stable and that is precisely the derivative which was discussed. But it has been passed over in favour of the Ilyushin design. And "Rusaviation" is contradicting what has been circulated before when it says 15-18 tons. because the An-158T which ...
by D Roy
28 Sep 2012 20:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 832790

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

On a different note. I think we need to start doing Chicom ORBAT assessments for lanzhou and Chengdu MRs and make a sticky out of it. Plus keep an eye on what the Second Artillery is bringing in. The DF-16 has apparently been operationalized recently. Plus need to keep track of their exercises since...
by D Roy
28 Sep 2012 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 832790

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Ahh Chicom is doing some photo ops on the Tibetan plateau. J-10A, Flankers, Chicom 122mm. Chicom A-100 ( 300 mm) , Chicom PR fail - I'll tell you why - there's a picture where TFTA Chicom troops wearing PASGT style helmets are mixed with troops wearing older generation helmets. Chicom Type 99. IFVs ...
by D Roy
28 Sep 2012 20:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 805131

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Not the MTA bracket. Another Antonov design (An-148 derivative) was talked about though as a starting point for the MTA and it would possibly have carried a few tonnes more than the Il-214 baseline. MTA is a 18-20 tonne bird looking to take on the KC-390 ( if that ever happens). In fact there is a p...
by D Roy
28 Sep 2012 19:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 805131

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Nope that didn't work out. Funnily enough it is Russia which is now backing this project. Those propfans are certainly something though.

China is now looking at the Y-20.
by D Roy
27 Sep 2012 09:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4823
Views: 507705

Re: Deterrence

Ha Ha. Well there's one thing. The Indian analysts do a good job of making sure nothing really gets "clarified" at these meets. And they also bring in the fact that Chicom is very much a part of this equation at some point. And the grand old lady is excellent. Just excellent. She is often ...
by D Roy
26 Sep 2012 09:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4823
Views: 507705

Re: Deterrence

I have been to a few of these "seminars" of late - both for civ tech as well as deterrence stability. They are fishing trips certainly. These guys simply do not know enough about what the Yindoos are really doing and it is driving them up the wall. Funnily enough, the yindoo analysts invar...
by D Roy
23 Sep 2012 15:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 708014

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Sergei Korolev, the Chief Russian



His dad was a Russian teacher. His mother was Ukrainian.

He was sort of both. :)

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