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by Nikhil T
19 Dec 2019 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 704722

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

These concentration camps vocational training institutes sound wonderful. I hope China can give ToT to its best friend Pakistan, so Gen Bajwa can do the same.
by Nikhil T
19 Dec 2019 04:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1291656

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Meanwhile Philippines Defense Ministry confirms it will sign contract for BrahMos in Q1/Q2 https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/india/philippines-to-sign-contract-with-india-next-year-for-brahmos-missiles-1.68535123 "Signing of the contract will be in 2020. Possibly on the first or second quarter,&q...
by Nikhil T
19 Dec 2019 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Regarding Imam Bukharis sudden common sense, It probably has something to do with a little squeezing from MAD. They possibly have the goods on most of these guys and will use them at crucial moments. Wonderful. Yep, agreed - MAD at work. This must be seen together with Sunni Waqf Board deciding to ...
by Nikhil T
19 Dec 2019 03:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4477
Views: 921607

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

This ratio has been improving in favour of pukistan since some time. What could be the reason? Given that BSE is booming. I also read somewhere that Moody's has upgraded pukis and downgraded us. The rating is true, but we're still a couple notches above Pak on the Moody's scale. We're very far from...
by Nikhil T
18 Dec 2019 03:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 704722

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

PM Imran Khan cancels Malaysia trip after Saudi Arabia visit Amazing turn of events - truly only possible in Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Remember only a few months ago in UN - Im Dim was ecstatic about the reception to his pompous, 45 minute speech on Islamophobia and his plans for a new Muslim o...
by Nikhil T
17 Dec 2019 14:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak wrote:By "smashing" CCTV cameras can "evidence" be destroyed as this moron claims


It can if CCTVs are destroyed before the violence begins.
by Nikhil T
17 Dec 2019 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2462
Views: 361103

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

India’s diplomatic heft on the wane in the US As young officers, they put everything else aside in Washington, lived shadow lives as Congressional aides, in a manner of speaking, and transformed a hostile House of Representatives into the friendliest place for India since Independence. It took more...
by Nikhil T
17 Dec 2019 05:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1233879

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

The 16 per year figure is disappointing. HAL should target a production line of at least 24 per year otherwise there is no way that any export order could ever be delivered in time, assuming any export order comes through. At 16 per year for the Tejas Mk2 MWF, they'll be delivering Mk2s into the 20...
by Nikhil T
16 Dec 2019 05:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Post edited. Don't engage in more bilious commentary, thanks much.
by Nikhil T
16 Dec 2019 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 833778

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

That is a remarkable performance by Fair. She full well knows that this behaviour would get her escorted out of the room in the US. And probably banned from the premises. White privilege is okay in Watts or Harlem ma'am, I don't think Indians will give you the opportunity again. Kicked out of both ...
by Nikhil T
16 Dec 2019 03:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Post deleted, user warned for an attack on BRF moderation and other posters.
by Nikhil T
15 Dec 2019 08:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1127448

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Knowing the Chinese penchant for putting a positive image to rest of world, they would have sent their best pilots for the exercise. That’s why I think we should take the results of this exercise as a lesson in the importance of BVR.
by Nikhil T
13 Dec 2019 02:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 833778

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

Interesting Looks like Pakis had to use F-16 which clearly indicates there are huge shortcomings in the JF-17 and also they moved them to AFB Murid etc and did not operate from Sargodha and Jacocabad where they were Authorized from Well everyone knows that F-16s are better than JF-17, most of all t...
by Nikhil T
11 Dec 2019 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2462
Views: 361103

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

How S Jaishankar set the record straight My respect for our current Foreign Minister increases every time I hear him. Great clarity of thought and ability to look at the big picture. Hope we can bring in more such professionals to head other ministries, especially where the politicians aren't contr...
by Nikhil T
11 Dec 2019 03:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4477
Views: 921607

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

PTI govt secures $1.3b budget support and crisis response loan from ADB - Shahbaz Rana https://c.tribune.com.pk/2019/12/2112746-asian-1575608706-218-640x480.jpg Manila-based lender distances itself from govt's claim. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE :rotfl: ISLAMABAD : The Asian Development Bank on Friday appro...
by Nikhil T
10 Dec 2019 12:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 54189

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Another Modi surprise? This portal seems to have a lot of inside details of the Doval committees recommendations Lt Gen Naravane set to be first CDS Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane, the current Indian army vice-chief, is likely to take over as India’s first Chief of Defense Staff. Contrary ...
by Nikhil T
09 Dec 2019 12:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1170
Views: 209752

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Airtel may become a foreign company
https://www.indiatoday.in/business/stor ... 2019-12-09
by Nikhil T
09 Dec 2019 06:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6236
Views: 1429268

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Labour market is growing at 1.3-1.5% not 2%. They are probably thinking of raising GST rates to compensate for the coming IT tax changes. I think this is not the right time to tinker with GST rates. Better to curtail expenditure for at least a year. In India the govt is obsessed with govt led growt...
by Nikhil T
09 Dec 2019 05:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4008
Views: 803307

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Unfortunately, have seen this over and over in PSUs. We stifle innovation with processes and procedures designed to prevent corruption, while corruption occurs in other places in full view. If something like this can happen to PM’s pet project, what chance does an Arjun or Tejas have to succeed?
by Nikhil T
09 Dec 2019 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5284
Views: 1163130

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Four more Apaches landed in India last week - total of 8+4 =12 delivered now.

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by Nikhil T
08 Dec 2019 01:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922807

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It's not as simple as that. GDP per capita is equally important when you think of affordability, than just the size of the GDP. US has 350 million citizens that produce 20T - i.e. $62,000 per capita, we have 1400 million that produce 2.8T i.e. $2,000 per capita. China's per capita i $10,000. So, wh...
by Nikhil T
06 Dec 2019 07:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922807

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

An estimated "affordability" of an aircraft carrier is one per Trillion dollar GDP nominal GDP 2019 US 20 T China 13.4 T India 2.72 T But no getting around to the fact its not just affordability but the services requirements that counts, India does need 3 with one in reserve making a tota...
by Nikhil T
06 Dec 2019 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 503
Views: 114168

Re: Military Humor and related

Ex-PAF Officer's hilarious editorial in Daily Times trying to diss India's indigenous military capabilities..ends up being a failure himself. Agni III's embarrassing failure This is not the first time that Indian missile tests have suffered catastrophes. In 2009, the variants of the missile system, ...
by Nikhil T
06 Dec 2019 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 3012
Views: 584179

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

I wish MoD would just issue a list of Indian contracts that adds up to Rs 1,96,000 crores instead of this poorly written Press Release. It would also be good to see the value of contracts it has signed with foreign companies. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1595028 Anyway, I found it ...
by Nikhil T
04 Dec 2019 06:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922807

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

In July, there was news that the IAC 2's cost of construction of the carrier itself, without the aircraft, would exceed Rs 70,000 crore. That price tag is not a surprise because CATOBAR + EMALS + Hybrid conventional fuel/electric propulsion are all sensitive US technologies that will cost us an arm ...
by Nikhil T
02 Dec 2019 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2192
Views: 300885

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Engines fired up on INS Vikrant https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/engines-fired-up-basin-trials-next-for-indigenous-aircraft-carrier/articleshow/72324320.cms NEW DELHI: The engines on board the first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) being constructed at Kochi have been fired up and ...
by Nikhil T
30 Nov 2019 10:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5815
Views: 696818

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Hopefully this Jewar airport is viable. The project site is 72 kilometres from Indira Gandhi International Airport; 60 km from Noida & 70 km from Faridabad & Ghaziabad, about 48 km from Greater Noida, 65 km from Gurgaon.
by Nikhil T
28 Nov 2019 04:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 704722

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Yes, we should see Bajwa getting the extension tomorrow. I'm very curious to know why the CJP felt enpowered to challenge the COAS extension. The coming days should bring out the real story behind this episode. I don't really believe that CJP was using this to school Imran after the PM's outburst ag...
by Nikhil T
28 Nov 2019 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1790
Views: 368179

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

+1 to Vivek's comments. We risk falling into the Paki trap of criminally underestimating the adversary's capabilities. E.g. a Pak soldier == 10 rice eating Endian soldiers. When China churns out DDG/FFG ships, we claim that they don't have the trained crews to man them. Well, how hard is it for a Na...
by Nikhil T
26 Nov 2019 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/utkarsh_aanand/status/1199200597397786624 Utkarsh Anand @utkarsh_aanand Operative part of the #SupremeCourt order today on the floor-test in #Maharashtra. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKRqe0AVUAEC3NH?format=jpg&name=small Good decision. This spectacle of who gets the gaddi is...
by Nikhil T
25 Nov 2019 22:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Shiv Sainiks taking an oath in the name of Sonia Gandhi and Abu Azmi is supporting a SS Gov't. After all these years of politics what are the INC and Shiv Sena cadre thinking. Other than money surely some will be seeing the ideological irony. Ideology always takes a back seat to money. Cong needs f...
by Nikhil T
23 Nov 2019 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 819582

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

OT but the fact that we have contracted 18 P-8Is, but only 5 AWACS tells us about our missing inter-service prioritization. Hope CDS can solve such issues and I hope the 2 A330s are just the initial order in our quest for AWACS and mid air refuellers.
by Nikhil T
22 Nov 2019 23:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922807

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Karthik S wrote:In indian context, which shore are we going to bombard?


Would like to know this as well. 2019 isn’t 1971 and Pak is certainly not Syria.
by Nikhil T
22 Nov 2019 16:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 819582

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Two A330 for AWACS may be approved next week https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/after-balakot-show-government-to-have-more-desi-eyes-in-the-sky/articleshow/72177176.cms NEW DELHI: Impressed with the performance of home-developed early warning aircraft during the Balakot air strikes e...
by Nikhil T
22 Nov 2019 13:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922807

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^From former CNS Arun Prakash on Twitter: The first indigenous artillery gun (155 mm) has has just been produced by the pvt sector in 2019. A naval ‘gun-mount’ is far more complex compared to an (army) artillery gun. The only naval wpn OFB makes is a small 30 mm gun of Russian design. The MK 45 moun...
by Nikhil T
22 Nov 2019 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 314337

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

What surprised me was that he disputed Arjun’s superior performance as compared to the T90, which has been the chief argument to procure more Arjuns. All in all very disappointing chat and maybe now the lack of Arjun orders is not as surprising to me. Did he serve in an Arjun regiment or a T-72/T-9...
by Nikhil T
22 Nov 2019 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 314337

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Order too few tanks. Then crib about lack of license production driven indigenization. Brilliant. What surprised me was that he disputed Arjun’s superior performance as compared to the T90, which has been the chief argument to procure more Arjuns. All in all very disappointing chat and maybe now th...
by Nikhil T
22 Nov 2019 09:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922807

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I still don't get whats so special about these that cost 76 million dollars a piece? IMO I would rather just stick with Oto 76mm or couple 57mm guns for their point defense capability and ability to deal with attacks from fast moving patrol boats (suicide or armed with Anti tank missiles). Even wit...
by Nikhil T
22 Nov 2019 00:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922807

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

BTW why 13? 7 + 4 should have been 11, are we planning to build 2 more P 15B ? The remaining two are for training purposes - one at INS Dronacharya (gunnery school) and INS Valsura (electrical school). This is a perfect example of how inducting a new type is far more expensive than just buying them...
by Nikhil T
22 Nov 2019 00:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 314337

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/confident-of-doubling-range-of-the-astra-will-be-the-most-lethal-air-to-air-missile-drdo-chief/articleshow/72120351.cms Is there a possibility of the Arjun Tank and its advanced variants also being ordered in significant numbers in the near future? ...

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