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by Kakkaji
02 Feb 2021 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sikh farmers in UP are mostly in the Terai region, not Western UP
by Kakkaji
27 Jan 2021 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Whatever Punjab "farmers' issues" there are due to the new farm laws can be sorted out by way of some special incentives/ disincentives such as funds for income support, incentives for crop diversification, disincentives for monocropping etc, all designed in a way that the Punjab farmers' ...
by Kakkaji
19 Jan 2021 03:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5283
Views: 1160692

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Home-grown rotary wing fleet to be in focus at AeroIndia NEW DELHI: India plans to showcase its home-grown rotary-wing fleet, which has potential for exports to friendly foreign nations, as a centrepiece of the upcoming AeroIndia show that is set to be attended by over 35 foreign delegations. Indig...
by Kakkaji
17 Jan 2021 09:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5357
Views: 936049

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Suraj Saab: I agree that the UK, Germany and Japan are not the templates to follow for India in its relations with the US. Neither the Indian political class, nor the Indian public opinion will be comfortable with that kind of relationship given our self-image. One template that we may look at is Fr...
by Kakkaji
14 Jan 2021 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2511
Views: 585834

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Indian Army officer develops 'microcopter' for tracking terrorists inside buildings New Delhi: An Indian Army officer has indigenously developed a 'microcopter' which can be used by the Army to carry out surveillance inside a building or room in which terrorists are hiding. The microcopter has been...
by Kakkaji
14 Jan 2021 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249311

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

AK 203 contract for Amethi Factory soon: Army Chief Gen MM Naravane New Delhi: The Amethi factory to manufacture modern assault rifles for the Army is likely to get operationalised soon, with the Army chief saying that a final contract is expected shortly and all issues have been sorted out. “Negot...
by Kakkaji
10 Jan 2021 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I think the discussions about the U.S. system of passing laws are useless for this thread. The U.S. has a Presidential system, India has a Parliamentary one. US and France have their own models/ structures of democracy. For the Indian system of passing laws, if you want to compare, then compare it ...
by Kakkaji
10 Jan 2021 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I think the discussions about the U.S. system of passing laws are useless for this thread. The U.S. has a Presidential system, India has a Parliamentary one. US and France have their own models/ structures of democracy. For the Indian system of passing laws, if you want to compare, then compare it w...
by Kakkaji
10 Jan 2021 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Priorities. Did you know former PM Manmohan Singh cannot read Hindi? All his speeches were written in Urdu https://www.opindia.com/2021/01/manmohan-singh-cannot-read-hindi-speeches-urdu/ On the World Hindi Day, it will be interesting to know that former Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh ca...
by Kakkaji
06 Jan 2021 05:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6233
Views: 1425703

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Uttar Pradesh: December tax revenue up by 25 percent, state collects Rs 2522 crore more For the fifth month in a row, Uttar Pradesh’s tax revenue collection has increased by an impressive 25%, with the state having collected Rs 2,522 crore more in December 2020 than December 2019. An official of th...
by Kakkaji
03 Jan 2021 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3608
Views: 769320

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Goa Shipyard to build 12 patrol boats for Pangong deployment New Delhi: Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has bagged the Rs 65-crore contract to build 12 anti-ramming patrol boats that would be deployed at Pangong Lake in Ladakh to thwart Chinese aggression. The PSU is expected to roll out the patrol boat...
by Kakkaji
02 Jan 2021 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Farmers needn’t fear agri-corporates, capital injection in agriculture is crucial to benefit from scale

The role of corporates, especially in agriculture marketing, is far too significant as they can transfer a greater portion of the consumer rupee to farmers.
by Kakkaji
30 Dec 2020 00:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412073

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Interview with another Sikh farmer in Punjab about the "Farmers' Agitation"

by Kakkaji
29 Dec 2020 22:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6233
Views: 1425703

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India’s mining sector to witness reforms, flurry of activities in 2021 The country’s mining sector will see “hectic activities” in the new year with the central government’s approvals for pending mining reforms expected in January itself and efforts continuing to bolster overall mineral output. The...
by Kakkaji
29 Dec 2020 22:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6233
Views: 1425703

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Govt mops up Rs 8,965 cr till November from auctioned, allotted coal blocks The government mopped up Rs 8,964.75 crore till last month from the auctioned and allotted mines, according to the coal ministry. These revenue figures consist of upfront amount and monthly premium only, while royalty and t...
by Kakkaji
29 Dec 2020 20:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412073

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

KCR talking sense: KCR backs farm laws: Purchase at MSP not possible, farmers free to sell anywhere “The government is not a business entity. Not Rice Miller, not Dal Miller. Purchases and sales are not the responsibility of the government. So it will not be possible to set up purchasing centers in ...
by Kakkaji
29 Dec 2020 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412073

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Thank you Chetak-Saab!
by Kakkaji
29 Dec 2020 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412073

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Very important video. A Sikh farmer from Punjab exposes the conspiracy and the modus operandi of the "Farmers' Agitation" Mostly in Hindi. Some Punjabi. Lots of ground-level details. Please watch through the end. Sikh farmer exposes the conspiracy behind the "Farmers' Agitation" ...
by Kakkaji
26 Dec 2020 02:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412073

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For those worried about corporates exploiting poor farmers, please look up what ITC's e-chaupal initiative has achieved: ITC e-chaupal I also recently saw a news story (can't find it now) that Cargill of USA, and Adani, are willing to set up mega projects in Punjab for corn and mustard processing if...
by Kakkaji
19 Dec 2020 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 3012
Views: 583565

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Defence minister Rajnath Singh hands over 3 DRDO systems to chiefs of armed forces Singh handed over the Indian maritime situational awareness system (IMSAS) to Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh at an event here, the Defence Ministry's statement said. The IMSAS is a software system that provides gl...
by Kakkaji
18 Dec 2020 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 818814

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I think part of the reason for this decision i that the GoI currently owns Air India, and can quickly transfer ownership of these 6 aircraft to IAF at book value which is likely close to zero. Also, at some level the GoI must have sounded out the bidders for Air India and got them to agree to this t...
by Kakkaji
14 Dec 2020 05:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 921651

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

First Project 17A stealth frigate to be launched on Monday KOLKATA: Defence PSU GRSE-built first Project 17A stealth frigate, an addition to the naval power of the venerable Indian Navy, will be launched on Monday, an official said here. After touching water, the first of the three state- of-the-ar...
by Kakkaji
14 Dec 2020 05:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3608
Views: 769320

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Double-lane roads essential for Army's mobilisation at northern border with China NEW DELHI: The ongoing military confrontation between India and China, in the Himalayas for over the past six months, has cast its shadow on three roads -- Rishikesh to Gangotri (231 km), Rishikesh to Mana (281 km) an...
by Kakkaji
14 Dec 2020 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3608
Views: 769320

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Indian defence forces to stock weapons and ammunition for 15-day intense war NEW DELHI: In the middle of a conflict with China, India has taken a significant step by authorising the defence forces to enhance their stocking of weapons and ammunition for a 15-day intense war now. Making use of the ex...
by Kakkaji
11 Dec 2020 08:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232511

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

It means that SP23, 24 .... are not waiting in an assembly line. But, IAF & HAL have agreed that IAF will not accept and HAL will not deliver a Tejas which is not fully serviceable at IAF's BRD without any of HAL's interventions. And that this serviceability leads to a minimum level of availabi...
by Kakkaji
11 Dec 2020 07:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249311

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Indian Army to get `Made in India’ carbines designed by DRDO The 5.56×30 mm Protective Carbine, which has been designed by the Defence, Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) cleared the final phase of user trials earlier this week. According to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), during the trial...
by Kakkaji
22 Nov 2020 09:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 703592

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Any comments from the Gurus about the sudden, and suspicious, death of Maulana Khadim Hussein Rizvi? :-?
by Kakkaji
12 Oct 2020 06:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 706
Views: 149610

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Prof Ashok Gulati's take on the Farm Bills: From Plate to Plough: MSP in the age of surplus Having analysed the MSP business over decades, let me say clearly that the regime was the creation of the era of scarcity in the mid-1960s. Indian agriculture has, since then, turned the corner from scarcity ...
by Kakkaji
30 Sep 2020 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 313976

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

How do we make this a common question that a commoner asks of a man who comes to asks for his vote ? +1, certain problems are only solvable by the customers. In this case the voters themselves. The education of voters need to be increased about the various issues. MIC need to be distributed across ...
by Kakkaji
12 Sep 2020 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 3012
Views: 583565

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Adani's defence subsidiary acquires 51% stake in PLR Systems NEW DELHI: Adani Enterprises NSE -0.77 % on Friday said its arm Adani Land Defence Systems and Technologies Ltd has acquired 51 per cent stake in PLR Systems Private Ltd. PLR Systems was incorporated in 2013 and is engaged in manufacturin...
by Kakkaji
22 Aug 2020 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1788
Views: 366527

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The possibility of funds being found for buying F-18's for the Navy right now is remote. This has nothing to do with any changes from our side. This is just Boeing making sure their product has already demonstrated the required performance if it ever comes to that (not just for IN but other possibl...
by Kakkaji
28 Jun 2020 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5669
Views: 1142093

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Investors in talks with firms to diversify China exposure in supply chain, funding BENGALURU: India’s investor community has begun conversations with companies to diversify their China exposure and search for alternatives, whether it is for production and supply chain or fundraising, four people aw...
by Kakkaji
26 Jun 2020 05:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1035250

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Deans sir, apologies in advance if you have already answered this question, is your book available in unkil land? Also name/details for the book please? I love to read on paperbacks, is the book available as hard copy? Thanks in advance for providing the info. https://www.amazon.com/2022-Indias-two...
by Kakkaji
26 Jun 2020 03:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1035250

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Hero of Galwan valley 23 years old Gurtej Singh of 3rd Punjab Ghatat Platoon killed 12 chinese soldiers by himself. https://theeasternlink.com/the-supreme-hero-of-galwan/?fbclid=IwAR2lvSMlLCd7kICSLee5zMfCl95WOsyTw-tHkZZU7GV0CNrce6vR6ceTT64 Bajwa Ji, Tej of Guru's Khalsa, Purja-purja kat mare kabhu ...
by Kakkaji
20 Jun 2020 05:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1035250

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I would summarize as: ⋅ India will have to fight China, not for pride but for practical reasons ⋅ This crisis has resulted in Indian public opinion turning against China even more ⋅ It has therefore increased the probability of India preparing for this war seriously as...
by Kakkaji
08 Jun 2020 06:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232511

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

^^

But why can’t jammer pods be installed now on IOC/ EOC aircraft. It with provide some protection, as compared to none currently, against incoming missiles.

IIRC there was no jammer pod on Abhinandan’s Bison
by Kakkaji
06 Jun 2020 07:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232511

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

Indranil ji:

Any news on installing SPJ on Mk1 IOC & FOC?

I wouldn’t want to send them in battle without it

Thx in advance
by Kakkaji
09 May 2020 05:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 3012
Views: 583565

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Second set of airfield modernization contract signed Ministry of Defence inks Rs 1,200 cr contract to boost electronics sector The ministry of defence on Friday signed a Rs 1,200-crore contract with Tata Power (strategic engineering division), or TPSED, for modernising 37 air bases belonging to the ...
by Kakkaji
25 Apr 2020 05:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 703592

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

^ I remind fellow BRFites of tactical blunders in 1971. I recently read that 12 Corps Southern Command under Gen.Bewoor had actually captured 15,000 + sq.km of territory in Western front, aided in no small measure by raids from Brig.Bhawni Singh of 10 Para and Brig.Desmond Hayde of 3 Jat (in 19...

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