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    Hats off to Indian navy to show persistence in local development. We should make inidian army generals launch these ships. They will learn some lessons hopefullt

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    As an Indian Muslim, there's something about the photo of the Muslim guy with the blowtorch that fills my chest with pride. I can't explain it.

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    @Anonymous at 1:55 AM

    NSR says —

    I am an Hindu from Hyderabad and attended Osmania University and lived in the city until 23 years of age ….

    I really feel proud of that Muslim ship mechanic building the ship…

    It instantly caught my eye…

    If you have forgotten, then there is a great Muslim by the name of President APJ Abdul Kalaam…
    I did similar kind of jobs in USA…
    What he did to our country is the greatest service…

    Shiv Aroor coming up with heart warming photos…kudos and thanks to him..

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    That's the beauty of India – communal forces not-withstanding. Many beliefs, many languages, cultures and sub-cultures but united by a spirit of oneness that is unique in the world. Makes us one heck of a strong country !

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    Nice feel good story but I wish the two guys working on the hull were wearing eye protection and hard hats.

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    Satish Chandra

    India can dictate to the United States provided India does not have a government appointed by the CIA. Up to now, all Indian governments — including the Modi government — have been appointed by the CIA; see messages to me from Michael Hayden of the CIA in IndiasLegitimateRulerSatishChandraDOTblogspotDOTcom .

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    @Satish Chandra

    Pal , what are you smoking? some pretty powerful stuff eh?

    "Satish Chandra said..
    …RAW operatives who regularly post abuse and insults directed at Satish Chandra."

    You really like to talk abt yourself in the third person… also these RAW posts you mentioned, i think some of us would like to see that… of course if Satish Chandra has no objections…

    I think you should come on TimesNows, Im sure "Arnab Goswami" will make sure that the Nation hears what you have to say!!!

    Otherwise… so someplace else to rant…

    Jai Hind!

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    @ Satish Chandra

    Do FUCK yourself!!!

    Or wait … YOU ALREADY HAVE!!!

    Let me do a bit deduction here!… you Have absolute NO life… Wife left you, kids…. wait hope you didnt breed…. were writing columns… BUT with your "RANTS" …. got kicked out LITERALLY!!!!

    Started some blog!!!… that no one reads, and if they do, they all agree that it is writings of a loony…

    And all this over a year back!!…

    Since Shiv Blog here was voted for the best defence blog in india… U Decided to get your attention seeking ass back on track.. is to RANT on here!!!!



    Jai Hind

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    Sorry folks … but that is, without doubt, the ugliest looking stealth frigate in the world. Ya, ya, looks are superficial etc. But really, that is just butt ugly. And no, I am not a Paki or troll.

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    Mr Aroor, can't you block undesirables from posting here?

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    The build quality of MDL and GRSL is really horrible compared to kochi.

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    Mayank Acharya

    Shiv you gotta get Rid of this moron Satish Chandra. Great reporting btw.

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    Satish Chandra Has AIDS

    Satish Chandra, I love your insanity. How often do they release you from the asylum?

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    Who the hell is this Satish Chandra? I've seen him around defence forums too…there too he posts the same crap. He has a great inferiority complex and a comprehension problem.

    Someone track this guy down with his IP address and hand him over to the authorities. Such filth should be cleared from the streets of India.

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    To Anonymous at 12:47 PM,

    NSR says…

    You beat me to that comment…

    I think the welder and even his supervisor close by needs to wear eye and head protection…

    Hard hat does not protect against embers flying and falling on hair so he needs special welding hat…

    They should train our workforce very well to operate equipment properly and of course safely…

    You are one smart guy…

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    Stealth? please show proof with that kink in the upper superstructure. More like "Heh, I am here"

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    You all may not know but once when this Shit Chandra made too many comments on a forum which I moderated, I set up a team of volunteers to look up his IP address.

    We found that it was coming from Gujranwala (Pak) and Faisalabad (Pak). He may have changed it now because we did the check a few years ago. He may have had a proxy server in Pakistan. He might be using some zombie server in Pakistan. So reasons can be many.

    But my team did agree that he had some strong connection with Pakistan.

    Anyway, its best to blacklist him and get rid of. Shiv should start moderating now, no other option.

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    Shiv Aroor

    Thanks, folks. Starting comment moderation until further notice.

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    Sitting duck for Pak submarines

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    Satish Chandra

    It is a standard tactic of RAW to say that someone who exposes it as a branch of the CIA constantly waging war upon India is a Pakistani.

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    Rajeev Chaturvedi

    I don't understand one thing:

    1. If the ship is so good, indigenous and advanced; why are we stopping at four ships, sometimes three ships, or even less? Chinese are building 12-24 ships in one series, and then they move to another version. So why we stop at a minuscule number?

    2. Why is it taking so long to build ships? Chinese, Koreans are building warships in 36 months flat, we take 10 long years to build one. Its shameful.

    3. See at the cost of our ships. At this price, you can actually buy a ship from France and even US. Chinese and Koreans build 3-4 ships in our one ship price. Where is all this money going, when we are a cheap labour full country?

    So number, duration and cost, these three are our main issues. Unless we solve them, we can't have a super power Navy !!!

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    Satish chander – DUD

    What is this shit chander smoking when he makes comments like this. I Guess is born with some CIA or ISI shit. He should be collecting garbage insted of being on this blog .

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    1. India navy has 1/5th spending on chinese navy and has smaller budget than Japan or korea. Why? Because our only threat is Pakistan and to later extend China where as China face Vietnam, Phillipines, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, USN and heck even Thailand and Indonesia are know moving against china.

    2. Problems with our domestic Shipyard if we send it to private yard it should be quicker. Off shore vessels built by private yard took less than 2 years.

    3. Price what do you mean? These vessels cost less than 300 million (if you take away $$ for shipyard updates its 200 million). Egypt is paying close to 350 million each for american made missile boats yes you read it right. So i don't where you got the notion that foreign made vessels are cheap.

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    Taking about the welders, I see no concern to health and safety. Mainly no masks/breathing filters to protect from dangerous fumes. By the time he retires from his job he will surely have pathetic pair of lungs. Also no safety harness to attach themself to the crain platform/craddle. I wonder why the ship builders don't enforce basic H&S measures and how can they get accredited from the defence ministry.

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    In Picture 3, the worker is using an Oxy Fuel Cutting Torch and not a welding machine. He is cutting metal and not welding!!

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    all well and good for the muslim guy welding the ship plates..


    i highly doubt the quality of anyone welding anything.. much less an asset of national significance without welding goggles..

    not only will the workmanship be inferior due to the welder not seeing anything.. but the poor muslim dude will be blind very early in his life…!!!

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    "Remember that Bengali households still are known for their amazing food culture and this fact is known world-wide 🙂

    tanSEN was bengali my dear friend, so were a lot of other people! want to see the entire list as it stands today? so was subash chandra bose and sri aurobindo 🙂

    and i can name a million others and i am proud to say our greateness can be exerted beyond our national borders.
    we are the fifth largest speakers!

    we bengalis have won pretty much every award in the world stage
    you name it we have it and we are damn proud of what we have 🙂

    its the only country in the world which took rebellion because it couldn’t speak its mother tongue and it won! and won so hard that the UN had to adopt that day as the international language day, which celebrates languages from all over the world.

    did you know that the FAMOUS SEARS TOWER is architectured by another bengali?"

    (MBA, IMT Ghaziabad)
    Bengaluru, Karnataka


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