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  1. 1

    NJS

    I really happy the way of marketing by US, otherwise it takes even decades to select/purchase these types of weapons.
    But Russia is one of the true friend , which we gained more in case of high end tech.
    if india don't have any problems in both the sides , no one cares about arms purchase , but india have killer enemies in both the sides .

    'some thing is better than nothing'.

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    Anonymous

    Shiv,
    Don't you think, journalists like you or Mr. Vishal Thapar is doing more harm to India by telling the world about Indo-US Yudh Abhyas. China will be more suspicious of any Indo-US venture, whether it is military, science or history. So I sometime feel that media is crossing its Lakshman rekha.

    Today India is facing two big problems: the corruption by politicians and Maoist insurgency. WHy don't you or any other journalists like Mr. Vishal Thapar or Mr. Vishnu Som write about Maoist insurgency- how they plan, how do they get arms, training, where, what and who are their contacts?

    Scared! Journalists in India are damn scared LOL!!! They know only to shout in studio. That's why not even a single Indian journalists are respected by the rest of the world. Even some of the journalists from Pakistan get more attention than their counter parts.

    -abhi

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    Shiv Aroor

    abhi: it could only take an airhead such as yourself to imagine that all journalists cover everything. in news agencies, we have what are known as beats. vishal, vishnu and i cover the defence beats at our respective stations. just to ensure you get this into that empty head of yours, our stations have reporters who dedicate themselves to covering the maoist insurgency. I can speak for my channel. Reporters from Headlines Today have spent weeks on end among the Naxals and the paramilitary forces in turn reporting on the issue. so the only idiot here who's scared, i'm afraid, is you. today is a good example. my channel, and all the others, focused on the hijacking of a train from orissa by maoists. there are reporters across the country who reported on the incident through the day. come back this blog when you have a brain and a little more knowledge about how the system runs. and let's put down a wager that whatever it is you do doesn't come close to the dangers that journalists routinely put themselves in to report stories. there is no counting the number of indian journalists who have died reporting on the insurgencies in kashmir, the north east and the naxal corridor. and the only reason i'm offering you this explanation is because i truly believe that even dunderheads deserve a chance.

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    Anonymous

    you have a wonderful writing style.

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    Anonymous

    Shiv, I don't think it's the Chinese. Held close to Pakistan itself is a give away. Some of the objective was taking on terrorists. So they are preparing for the unthinkable, a terrorist take over of Pakistan or WMD's in the hands of terrorist kind of situation.

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    J

    Chill Shiv… Wast no time on trolls..
    Great post. Loved the last para.

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    Anonymous

    Even after buying tons of weapons Taiwan has no guarantee that in their need of hour they will have uncle's support. A nation has to stand up on its own feet.

    It is not without any reason that they are praising UPA. Infiltration to the uppermost levels has happened.

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    Anonymous

    The infiltration of our top polity began the day Rajiv Gandhi had to share the table in university restaurant with someone while studying in UK because all the other tables were apparently occupied.

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  9. 9

    Anonymous

    Is Major Bhatti a PIO?

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  10. 10

    Anonymous

    @Anonymous 11:54 PM-
    BEST COMMENT EVER!!!

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    Anonymous

    Shiv,
    Why is it that the missile is only being tested for 2Km length, is that the max distance where in a tank can be engaged with this missile??

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  12. 12

    Simranjit SIngh

    Hi Shiv Sir

    Congratulations, Excellent reporting as always. I completely agree with your views on the intentions of US army. They come here & seduce us (as mentioned by the major), they have brought here practically everything that they knew IA was interested in. But the question is, who is responsible for that ? The answer is IA. Out of all the three armed forces, IA is the only one that takes pride in shamelessly showing off their imported systems. They decided to field T-90's, I mean what was wrong with Arjun. Why 43rd regiment was not considered appropriate. Why didn't they bring DRDO developed Armoured ambulance, NAMICA. After all evacuation was one of the important tasks in this exercise & if US Army can show off their Javelins then we can also show our Nags & NAMICA. Then they blame the goverment. Every year IA gets major chunk of the defence budget & yet they cannot provide even the basic gear to soldiers. They are still wearing those 70's style helmets, heavy BPJ's as is very clear from YA-09 photos. I mean who is stopping them from buying that ? May be they are not getting their commisions from their American/Israeli uncles. Why can't they ask DRDO or Tata or MKU or any other private defence supplier for these things.

    Sometimes it becomes so hard to understand that why can't IA take some lessons from IN in indigenisation. I bet if anything happens with China today or even 5 or 10 years down the line, IN will be the one that will kick their asses with DRDO developed equipments while IA will be pleasing their American or Israeli uncles.

    The last time I checked it was a joint military exercise but according to every report on YA-09, they were the ones who showed us their weaponry. I haven't seen even a single photo (except for Dhruv's, thanks again to you) of US soldiers inside our T-90 or using our weaponry.

    The truth is that this so called ally thing with India is just an eyewash. Where were they during 1971, during Kargil ? Oh yeah, I forgot they were arming their baby Pakistan.
    Their only purpose is to sell weapons because India is the only country that is going to spend close to $30 billion in coming years & most importantly the presence of American companies here was almost nil till some years ago. If they really want to help India then why don't they stop selling weapons to Pakistan. And regarding sending message to China. I don't think so, China is more important to them than India and if anything happens between India & China then I think it's time to get out of the illusion that US will help India. They know that they cannot arm China now when it has acheived almost full indigenisation in defence capability. They lost a big opportunity in 1990's by blocking sale of defence equipments to China. So now who better than dumbass Indian forces to expand business.

    Thanks

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  13. 13

    Anonymous

    Max range is 2.5 km , if tested for 2.5 km may be chances to loses their orders .

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    Anonymous

    Anon @ 3.38 Pm
    In Addition to what you said, they were only testing on stationary targets, why not on moving targets??
    Is this missile so weak???

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    Anonymous

    In Manpad class this missile seems to be best in world , normally most of the vendors / demonstrators will try to do in un moving targets,

    India have Milan 2 anti tank from MBDA of france/german, even though milan is best weapon, france is also looking to buy Javelin .

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