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I know we already have a topic on the Arjun, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have another thread about how DRDO can't make anything. I mean, the Arjun program started in 1974 (according to Wikipedia) and the thing got produced 30 years later, in 2004. Should we take a look at the list of tanks that got developed at around the same time period? T-72 T-80 Type 88 Type 96 Type 74 OF-40 Merkava 1 Merkava 2 Merkava 3 Leopard 2 M1 Abrams Challenger 1 M-84 K-1 Type 90 Leclerc T-90 PT-91
We've had some discussion on this on the dicksword over the past couple of day, but we don't have a thread for discussion here. As this has the potential to get really nasty, I figure we should have a separate thread for it. Anyhow, one very odd one from twitter. Kashmir Intel @KashmirIntel BREAKING: Indian Air Force’s wing commander Arvind Sinha committed suicide by shooting himself with a double barrel gun in his residential quarters at the Air Force colony in Allahabad, north #India https://mobile.twitter.com/KashmirIntel/status/1100444271906181
If you're interested in speculation on high-level, Machiavellian international maneuvering, I highly recommend the China Matters blog. The post linked is one concerning Narendra Modi, the new Indian head of state. The long and short of it is that Narendra Modi is either a Hindu nationalist, or at least a fellow traveler. In my completely objective and unbiased assessment, Hindu nationalists are a bunch of creepy fascist assholes. The China Matters author isn't the only author with this opinion; see for example this piece from The Economist pre-election, which states that remaining wi