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by Kakkaji
26 Dec 2020 02:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1415524

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: 584715

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: 820485

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: 924513

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: 3643
Views: 781344

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: 3643
Views: 781344

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: 1235536

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: 250226

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: 706030

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: 709
Views: 150978

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: 1242
Views: 319664

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: 584715

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: 1804
Views: 372260

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: 5676
Views: 1149195

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: 1037665

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: 1037665

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: 1037665

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: 1235536

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: 1235536

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: 584715

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: 706030

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...
by Kakkaji
25 Apr 2020 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1245
Views: 270614

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

kit wrote:Also a sub like Kilo is deadly in the hands of a well-trained crew !.. hats off to them !..shows war is not just about technology., but the people who man them


So, why not just buy/ build new Kilos (not abndoned junk), and scrap the Project 75I altogether?
by Kakkaji
25 Apr 2020 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1245
Views: 270614

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Amid COVID-19 situation, Defence forces asked to put on hold their acquisition processes https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/amid-covid-19-situation-defence-forces-asked-to-put-on-hold-their-acquisition-processes20200423124935/ When the Covid 19 passes, just replace the "Covid 19...
by Kakkaji
19 Apr 2020 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10213
Views: 1186902

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

rsingh wrote:I am hospitalised for pre-transplant tests. So I had to go through mandatory COVID-19 tests. Just got -ive result. What a relief.


Good luck Sir! Get well soon!
by Kakkaji
18 Apr 2020 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 706030

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

By getting loan pakis are celebrating as if they won world cup. That is because they know they will never pay back the loan. A loan to Pakistan is as good as a grant. It is the same mentality I have seen in Pakistanis when they obtain a tourist visa to one of the developed countries. They celebrate...
by Kakkaji
18 Apr 2020 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 706030

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

PoK residents urge India to send food amid shortages NEW DELHI: Residents of parts of PoK have appealed to the Indian government to send food via Rajouri and Jammu due to acute shortage of food in the region. No medical facilities are available in parts of PoK. Besides a bag of 20 kg flour which wa...
by Kakkaji
06 Apr 2020 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3780
Views: 763793

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Also, all the descendents of refugees from PoK that came in 1947, will qualify as domicile, under the rules just announced. KPs who left the state in 1990, and their descendents should also qualify under the new rules. Not to forget - Are women who grew up in J&K but married outside the state, n...
by Kakkaji
28 Mar 2020 06:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1035
Views: 114467

Re: BR Forum Feedback

This is for ramanaji and other Admins' consideration: X-Posting from the 'Small Arms' Thread: Too many political opinions/whines/rants by some here, often completely OT, probably making them uncomfortable. Also, over the top, blanket criticism of forces regarding procurement etc, by a small but voca...
by Kakkaji
28 Mar 2020 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 706030

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

From the 'Such Gup' section of today's Friday Times: Terrible times An eyewitness, travelling from Multan to a village nearby saw a grizzly sight which turned her stomach. She says there was a putrid corpse lying on the roadside, swollen and smelly, with people avoiding it by miles. She stopped at a...
by Kakkaji
26 Mar 2020 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 250226

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Ramana garu I wonder why that is...... Too many political opinions/whines/rants by some here, often completely OT, probably making them uncomfortable. Also, over the top, blanket criticism of forces regarding procurement etc, by a small but vocal minority of people. Can we give any ex-mil persons w...
by Kakkaji
26 Mar 2020 00:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 924513

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It sounds like the Gorshkov deal all over again. The older hulls must come at a discount of at least 50% from the newer builds. Otherwise the deal is not even worth pursuing. Even if you start with 50% discount, it will end up being 80% of the new sub cost after all the Russian shenanigans a la Gors...
by Kakkaji
17 Mar 2020 21:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1235536

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

Like Bharadwaj, I also don't think exports are a good idea right now, but for a diffrent reason. Right now, 100% focus of HAL should be on building numbers for the IAF. Of course, the MoD and the IAF have to issue the orders first. But HAL's focus should be 100% on producing the LCA, and the LCH, nu...
by Kakkaji
17 Mar 2020 21:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1235536

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

देर आये, दुरुस्त आये (Late but Great) 8)
by Kakkaji
11 Mar 2020 21:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1415524

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Saw a report in the Dainik Jagran this morning (can't find it now) that 3 associates (with names listed) of Tahir Hussain who were seen with him on the day of riots, have been arrested by Delhi Police. Eyewitnesses have also confirmed that through out that day, Tahir Hussain was seen roaming around ...
by Kakkaji
11 Mar 2020 20:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1415524

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

vijayk wrote:
Manish_Sharma wrote:^is Pilot married to omar Abdullah's sister OR Sindhia?



Pilot


IIRC they are divorced. Apparently our boy had a roving eye (and more :wink: )
by Kakkaji
07 Mar 2020 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 706030

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

suryag wrote:I believe jute was lost with 71 dismemberment


Correct
by Kakkaji
25 Feb 2020 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5424
Views: 950080

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

No, there was non-veg also. Was reported in TOI I think Standard fare from Rashtrapati Bhavan chef
by Kakkaji
20 Feb 2020 01:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10213
Views: 1186902

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think they are referring to political (and economic) isolationism gaining ground in the U.S. If the Chinese economy implodes, the U.S taxpayers may not be willing to subsidize the massive bailouts that would be required to support the global economy. Nor would the German taxpayers. If Chiese debts...
by Kakkaji
17 Feb 2020 05:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1235536

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

February is half over now. I doubt that HAL will be able to deliver the 4 Mk1FOC by the end of fiscal year (March 31), as Indranil Saheb had said. The first one hasn't flown yet. They may end up doing an accounting gimmick by transferring 4 units on paper to the IAF by March 31st, and then taking th...

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