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by member_20292
29 Oct 2014 14:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 271678

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Distant future is basically the one big commie nation forming one bloc and an axis of evil including TSP and NoKo.

The rest of the world will be aligned against it.

Russia will form the NAM .

'Tis better to hitch our wagon to the USA's supply chain - this will cause the cheenis much less comfort.
by member_20292
28 Oct 2014 14:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 271678

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Agreed. That's why I will prefer to have it cancelled rather than going forward with it. Would like the monies to build up the LCA and AMCAs, with their associated supplier complex, inside India. The Rafale is too expensive for BOTH France AND India. And BTW, if you are a Frenchman, it would be good...
by member_20292
24 Oct 2014 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3994
Views: 846721

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

This plane was from 2002? So, the frame has taken the traditional beating that the IAF imparts (saw that is the previous planes -K). So, I very much doubt that any of the "skin" is of much value. The internals too are relatively old - heck this plane should have been ready for a MLU in th...
by member_20292
19 Oct 2014 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5383
Views: 1229630

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^^^ Because it is "yathha naam, thathhaa goun"

Naam hai "Laghu shakti" , tho fir kaam "praachand shakti" ka thho nahi de sakti na?

:)
by member_20292
16 Oct 2014 01:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279887

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

I would observe that if being patriotic costs time and money which you don't want to invest - then demanding privatization is hypocrisy. But the notion of supporting my countrymen's businesses is awesome! I'm a patriot behind my computer screen keyboard! as long as it's 1. not on my $ and my time a...
by member_20292
15 Oct 2014 23:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279887

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

1. Buying an additional two squadrons of Tejas Mk. 1 2. Committing to enough Tejas Mk. 2 for 1-1 replacement for all the retiring MiG-21s 3. Commit to additional AEW&C beyond the paltry 2 nos 4. Commit to LUH in numbers 5. Commit to AMCA 6. Depute enough and more pilots to NFTC and guarantee th...
by member_20292
15 Oct 2014 23:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 888334

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

muraliravi wrote:
Pakis dont have any nukes that work, this was proven during the chagai test and the PU sample that was picked up. They detonated chinese loans after the 1st failure. Everything else is just hawa.


Some cited articles for this data?
by member_20292
15 Oct 2014 23:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279887

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

#Addendum: Ofcourse some in the forum may point that TATAs, L&Ts have already taken steps for defence production but the issue here is not intent but the intensity of intent and the ground action that comes along. At the top level all kind of business units vie for management time, conglomerate...
by member_20292
15 Oct 2014 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3586
Views: 630606

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

brar_w wrote:http://vimeo.com/105478034


that.was.awesome.

available at walmart? should get the navy a few for diwali.
by member_20292
15 Oct 2014 22:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1658
Views: 317179

Re: India's Power Sector

The only reason we are gas short is because the majority of our gas deposits are still under control of our Dinosaur PSU. Even in the prolific KG basin 90% + of the acreage is owned by the PSU's on which they are sitting and unable to produce anything. The dog in the manger attitutude of these Dino...
by member_20292
15 Oct 2014 16:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 441
Views: 45674

Re: Indian investments thread

urge all fellows to read "a random walk down wall street" by a princeton prof.

he says -
1.buy several stocks - a broad based index fund.

2.buy MFs at a good price

3. do not time the market. just buy and hold.

4. do not analyze the market

5. do not try to look at charts and predict
by member_20292
15 Oct 2014 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3994
Views: 846721

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

Details of precisely what went wrong yesterday are still trickling in, but what's available strongly suggests that Munje and his co-pilot were real heroes in the air yesterday. They grappled to control a doomed fighter and eject only after ensuring it would glide into a sugarcane field, away from a...
by member_20292
15 Oct 2014 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3994
Views: 846721

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

narendranaik wrote:And US maal is equally unreliable. Time to prop up our own factories


Yes, and Indian maal, a country which has lesser experience in making fighter aircraft and industrial production in general, will be far better in reliability to these other countries' who have been making them since 1915?
by member_20292
15 Oct 2014 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3994
Views: 846721

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

Gentlemen, if you look up wadegaon on Google maps, you'll see it almost straight line from main runway. And not very far. So, pilots had very less time, a few seconds maybe, to take the decision they did. Also, Wagholi is a major habitation and almost a peripheral suburb of Pune. So, my hunch is th...
by member_20292
15 Oct 2014 11:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5815
Views: 695558

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

and massive Govt support also. thats how china is building its national champions and thats how dassault/bombardier/gulfstream/cessna were built and get help even now. western govts are very much in sync and behind their big business and tech initiatives. yes. When Chindia does it, it's called soci...
by member_20292
14 Oct 2014 16:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 378941

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

a guy named sheytanelkebir has some interesting points in milphotos gen discussions forum wrt next moves on the chess board. -- "average" (meaning 90%) of Iraqi units have humvees or M113 with a 12.7mm. The humvee is slower and less reliable than the toyota 4x4s that ISIS use. ISIS also m...
by member_20292
13 Oct 2014 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 195541

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

SpaceX relies very heavily on interns, who have that daring spirit to match the one by the owner. There are other similar companies that are less reliant on lesser paying positions and doing very well. Why do you want outsiders to take risks in India? Job of Indians to do that. Well, I want India t...
by member_20292
12 Oct 2014 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Who are the fronts and behinds of the ISI(P/S/?)
Replies: 161
Views: 8613

Re: Who are the fronts and behinds of the ISI(P/S/?)

Look at it the other way - the US spent scores of billions of dollars and many years training Afghan forces and Iraqi forces that can't fight. The ISIS puts together effective fighting forces in a matter of months. it could also be that a lot of the iraqi army just deserted and joined the isis with...
by member_20292
12 Oct 2014 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 195541

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

We should have SpaceX open its second office in bangalore - for software support, telemetry, some isro collaboration, etc.
by member_20292
11 Oct 2014 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 195541

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6o-t20MVPgQ/VCCi1EO0NFI/AAAAAAAABB8/0ArZ7upF6TI/s1600/SS%2Bnearest%2Bapproach%2Bwith%2BMOM%2B1.jpg Whether imaging can be done is ISRO question. Ek noob sawal ka jawab:- Why is the MOM orbit made so large, and not smaller? because of lack of fuel in the MOM? We need to get...
by member_20292
11 Oct 2014 10:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 271678

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

2. Air warfare for the foreseeable future will remain dominated by BVR combat. precisely. because most air fighting is over in a trice, in the snap of the fingers. It is not, like a lot of people think, a game of mano-a-mano Mortal Kombat MK3. No. You see the bogey first, fire first, he's down, and...
by member_20292
11 Oct 2014 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2857
Views: 168936

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Malala's too young. The award has been given too soon to her.

There are far better candidates. How about Bill Gates for his work in the foundation?
by member_20292
11 Oct 2014 00:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 209323

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

^ we've got to have this plane!

How? Another fly off with the top two mmrca contenders?
by member_20292
10 Oct 2014 13:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 271678

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Depending upon USA is more of a problem than solution for hedging bets and divergence from Russian dependence. Dealing with USA will lead to maze of issues that USA throws around - helping paki terrormunna, intrusive inspections & sanctions, sticking to USA ammunitions - along with other propag...
by member_20292
10 Oct 2014 13:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 231388

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

yes.

Methinks, that in the long run, Bangladesh will also have to be included in the Indian economy to a very large degree. Nepal is already in.
by member_20292
10 Oct 2014 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 271678

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

These are the sort of people we need in the Indian mil-ind base. We do have our versions of them - in fact, a Prof. of mine, P Ramachandra Rao was the Vice Chancellor of BHU, a distinguished SSB awardee in Materials Science, as well as head of DMRL, Pune in later life. But, look at this guy - he has...
by member_20292
10 Oct 2014 12:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 271678

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

The biography of Frank Kendall, taken from the DoD http://www.defense.gov/bios/biographydetail.aspx?biographyid=248 Frank Kendall Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall Senate Confirmed in May 2012, Mr. Frank Kendall currently serves as the Under Secretary...
by member_20292
10 Oct 2014 11:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 271678

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

I think the EUMA will get diluted to India's benefit in the future. But, India has to START influencing the US DoD FIRST. Desi's in the US are a potent group. But they have no ISSUES to influence the DoD and the US govt. on. What issues are there? the H1B visa issue? Pharma patents? Not too many. Th...
by member_20292
08 Oct 2014 22:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 271678

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Again, I will point you back to the MRCA deal. Obviously both Boeing and Lockheed strongly believed all the required systems would have been available for India. They invested too much to simply get to the end and be like, 'Oops, guess we can't sell it to you anyways, oh well.' I don't know why it ...
by member_20292
08 Oct 2014 22:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 271678

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

First of all, it is obvious that torpedoing of the Qatari Mirage deal was a mistake and a very blatant one at that. The only thing left is the blame. If one is making the case that the responsibility lies with the MoD and not with the IAF, then lets also grant that the MMRCA decision should come fr...
by member_20292
08 Oct 2014 14:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 441
Views: 45674

Re: Indian investments thread

In the 1st page of the thread, I'd posted that why from one of the most reviled investment option, ULIPs in the past couple of years, has slowly changed it's character (ofcourse after Govt/IRDA danda onlee) - further proof of it is in this ToI article, Why you should invest in Ulips now . But as I'...
by member_20292
04 Oct 2014 23:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4026
Views: 287621

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Karan m ....your posts are awesomely informative and very personal at the same time...
by member_20292
04 Oct 2014 23:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 271678

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

since m2k was the original mmrca and the LCA equals or betters it, we should cancel the mmrca and build LCA s.
by member_20292
03 Oct 2014 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Armed Revolutionary Movement 1857-1947
Replies: 84
Views: 7351

Re: Armed Revolutionary Movement 1857-1947

veer savarkar and the cellular jail in the Andaman islands. awesome jail.. cruel kalapani.
by member_20292
03 Oct 2014 23:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 271678

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Philip, the M-2000 was in production in 2004 and thats the aircraft IAF wanted, before UPA raised the bogey of corruption and single supplier and created the MMRCA circus, rather than negotiating and acquiring 126 M-2000-5/9's. Net result what could have been an under USD 10 Billion with India acqu...
by member_20292
03 Oct 2014 01:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4026
Views: 287621

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Bheeshma wrote:Not sure why BR keeps debating Shook-law's article. The guy is a snake oil peddler and half the times has no idea what he is talking about.


Not sure why people who have actually served in the armed forces, unlike many arm chair generals around here, do not get taken seriously.
by member_20292
03 Oct 2014 01:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4026
Views: 287621

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

chetak wrote:Who will be manning such a system?? Some eminent outstanding scientist, no doubt??


This actually made me LOL, since the first thing that came to my mind was , with ref. to my last post, an eminent scientist in a re-entry vehicle going up the rear of an Indian enemy.
by member_20292
03 Oct 2014 01:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4026
Views: 287621

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

ISRO is moving into manned systems and aren't they flight testing the prototype manned module soon?? What happens then?? The entire argument turns on it's head?? Who will be manning such a system?? Some eminent outstanding scientist, no doubt?? chetak ji, I'd like to discuss this topic with you som...
by member_20292
02 Oct 2014 15:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 152278

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

^Funny how no one make the mistake of giving us something. The only mistake they seem to make is not giving us things. What does that tell about them and us? Akula class, Kilo class, Brahmos, Su 30, Mirage 2000, etc. Why do you think Indians like importing arms? Kill two birds with one, rather expe...
by member_20292
02 Oct 2014 15:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4026
Views: 287621

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Common sense is apparently uncommon. India is not exactly a babe in the woods when it comes to developing technology or seeing who does what. Enough said. Precisely. Let's say it again. Point no1.: If possible, read Arun_S's old analyses. Proves quite simply that Indian missile ranges are quoted to...

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