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by sum
01 Feb 2021 14:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10117

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

Heartbreaking on the no-tax relief part.
by sum
01 Feb 2021 07:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370330

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

An older but very pertinent article on why Desi taxpayers are the most unluckiest of all. Graphs shown are quite telling. No wonder the clamour for H1Bs and GCs will never go away for the long foreseeable future (Double taxed with both income tax+ indirect taxes on everything but ~0 in return since ...
by sum
13 Jan 2021 06:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1216
Views: 207525

Re: Indian IT Industry

^^ Honestly, even the "Tier1" of most states are pretty abysmal by any standards we can choose I can safely say that the infra of my hometown ( "Silicon valley of India, Bluru") is shockingly 2nd or 3rd tier by any standard except for a few chosen localities and the sad part is t...
by sum
22 Dec 2020 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1548
Views: 289272

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

I believe his son. As per the T-blog ( not to be named here) : He was the CO of INS Chakra when that SSGN had sustained the damage to its sonar dome while at sea & when the MoD mandated that accountability ought to be fixed as the damage sustained had cost the IN US$20 million to repair, he deci...
by sum
22 Dec 2020 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1548
Views: 289272

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Was this ever posted here?
lots and lots of details

Time to Get Real

The Indian Navy should be more realistic about its plan to build nuclear attack submarines
Capt. Jawahar Bhagwat PhD (retd)
by sum
21 Dec 2020 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1324
Views: 381693

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The 155mm/52 caliber advanced towed artillery gun system (ATAGS) is set to undergo “winter user trials” by the Army in Sikkim in January-February, which will be followed by the “mobility trials” and then the “summer trials” in May-June. Weren't "summer trials" already done and "winte...
by sum
18 Dec 2020 06:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 3012
Views: 576058

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^^ I believe the air defence components networking project (Air Defence Control and Reporting System (ADCRS) 'Akash Teer'.)
by sum
15 Dec 2020 08:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1390660

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Software bug may have set off violence at Wistron factory

Some pics too. Seems really broken everything in sight. Sad sight to behold
by sum
15 Dec 2020 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283930

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Better to not follow Arjun news, if we want functioning blood vessels. This cr@p by the DGMF will stop the day Rajnath Singh puts tanks in the No Import list Time to have a ignore post feature for keywords like Arjun etc. Reading anything related to it definitely causes BP shoot up ( never seems to...
by sum
08 Dec 2020 15:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1114120

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^ Really reaping the benefits of keeping at it despite the initial flaws and lousy designs Literally following the BRF wishlist on how to approach engine design etc: Get it on the bench, mate it to testbeds, get niggles rectified and keep at it with $$ and sweat till the threshold is reached. Might...
by sum
08 Dec 2020 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5718
Views: 807273

Re: Understanding the US - Again

vera_k wrote:Well, a US public school of any stripe is not known for excellence. They are the place of last resort for those who cannot afford better options. Somewhat puzzling that so many Asians go to these schools.

Because its free and the pvt ones are pretty steep?
by sum
03 Dec 2020 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3435
Views: 879310

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Nice video, although I wish they update their ensign from St. George's cross (who was a crusader no less) to something more fitting. Though I'm sure they have more pressing concerns than to play around with ensigns. Guess they had changed it 20 years back and reverted to the same British one back f...
by sum
03 Dec 2020 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2036
Views: 426776

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Not sure where to post but seems the Chini moon mission is going well with a perfect landing by their rover:
China's Chang'e-5 Moon mission probe touches down
by sum
02 Dec 2020 19:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1114120

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

J-20 prototypes 2021 and 2022 from 2017/2018 that tested out the WS-10C engines in current production models. They really have a deliberate program with the WS-10. We've seen prototypes first and then full-blown production with the engine in the J-11, J-10 and now J-20. The first copies of the WS-1...
by sum
30 Nov 2020 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 815599

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

fanne wrote:what would be the purpose of such a test with the radar?

Calibration, i believe?
by sum
27 Nov 2020 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2680
Views: 420853

Re: Military Flight Safety

sudeepj wrote:3 crashes out of a fleet of 40 odd in one year. grim.

:eek: :eek:
by sum
19 Nov 2020 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2680
Views: 420853

Re: Military Flight Safety

Phew...me too!
by sum
10 Nov 2020 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63185

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Also Big Tech owned social media should be totally banned. They couldn't be controlled by Trump so what chance an Indian PM like Namo has. Twitter's shutting of Trump's tweets is definitely an indicator of things to come. So is media's deliberate hiding of Hunter Biden's adventures and pollsters fa...
by sum
10 Nov 2020 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63185

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

^^ Aa just curious how any of this is relevant to India/Indians causes( there seems to be a seperate thread for that with Biden impact on India) and why a thread discussing a foreign country election and the election procedures etc being allowed? Would we be discussing other elections like TSP/Nepal...
by sum
28 Oct 2020 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725366

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

In the last NSA's video in Rishikesh, he made the important statement that India will fight in the country and outside it, but not for selfish reasons. This has not received much attention. If the speculation is that he is referring to Afgh, that means we have an understanding with the US about POK...
by sum
27 Oct 2020 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725366

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

nam wrote:Chinis have cancelled the next round of talks, because we signed BECA. Good. Need to drag the standoff.

Amazing that such big deals being pushed so close to elections.

Guess Trump-ji is confident that he will be back to oversee the deal for next few years
by sum
27 Oct 2020 16:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3767
Views: 742523

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Amazing how fast this govt is moving on J&K. Every possible demand of BRF- junta being ticked off one by one
by sum
27 Oct 2020 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725366

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

Saar, all you say is right but i recall reading from many many years about how DRDO/OFB/<xyz> was on the case to cut down the costly imports ( need not be the best of class but suffices for our needs) and hence, my question Im honestly surprised that with a stated goal of defence labs working on atl...
by sum
27 Oct 2020 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725366

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

Very, very painful read.

Thanks for posting and solving the mystery of the missing local winter gear( despite being in demand from 1984 times)
by sum
27 Oct 2020 06:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725366

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

The deployed troops are waiting for last shipment of polar winter clothing and face masks, which are expected to arrive from US Army own reserve stocks by the first week of November. 35 years of being posted in "polar winter type zones" in large numbers and we still are importing every th...
by sum
12 Oct 2020 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4250
Views: 1242499

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So, this was test with Manik engine?

Did not clear ground tests means Manik series itself hasnt yet cleared any ground tests or this particular model hadn't been and was just rushed in straight from the line?
by sum
24 Sep 2020 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047022

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi dies of Covid-19

The BJP MP initially asymptomatic was admitted to the dedicated Covid-19 facility at the AIIMS Trauma Centre, where he passed away. Angadi's wife Mangala and other members were also in hospital when he died.
by sum
17 Sep 2020 13:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047022

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^Blomberg has a crazy number about India. 173,932 new cases. Looks like they added 14 th (83809) and 15th (90123) to come up with that figure. 16th is another record: With record 97,894 new infections, India's Covid-19 tally crosses 51-lakh mark Nearly 270k cases in 3 days ( and these are just re...
by sum
16 Sep 2020 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1324
Views: 381693

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The truck towing it( Ashok Leyland/Tata ) looks so puny when towing it.

Seems a huge gun!
by sum
16 Sep 2020 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047022

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Chola saar, the initial photo-op isnt the issue . Am sure it looks like a wonderland The issues are: Leaky roofs ( temporary tin stuff not properly renovated and unable to cope with heavy rains this year), zero connectivity, no water connection to the place, no cleanliness protocols followed, no foo...
by sum
16 Sep 2020 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047022

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Heartbreaking read on textbook mismanagement and chalta hain attitude which doesn't seem to have changed 1 bit even after all this: Rest in pieces: The rise and fall of CCC Per article, cases has spiked from 1500 a day when the center was opened to 3000 a day now. Why can't the center be used for m...
by sum
16 Sep 2020 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 474065

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Rohit_K wrote:Martin Baker's SM/marketing is on point. Confirms JF-17 crash:

https://twitter.com/MB_EjectEject/statu ... 7138960384

Wow....amazingly alert marketing team out there!
by sum
16 Sep 2020 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725366

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

https://twitter.com/neeraj_rajput/status/1305830205320175616 GoI is sending out US style mobilizations images. The tweet above has a video of a IA logistics node with hundreds of trucks. There are images of Leh with C17 dropping off supplies. IA is showing winter items, that is to be used by the tr...
by sum
15 Sep 2020 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047022

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Heartbreaking read on textbook mismanagement and chalta hain attitude which doesn't seem to have changed 1 bit even after all this:
Rest in pieces: The rise and fall of CCC

Set up at a cost of Rs 11.55 cr in July, the covid care center at BIEC will breathe its last today.
by sum
12 Sep 2020 05:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047022

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

How is it that we are rolling along at 1L/cases per day without any change consistently( and our daily avg is magnitudes higher than next highest) whereas every other country in the world has clear crest and troughs depending on their lock/unlock/ school opening etc events?
by sum
11 Sep 2020 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725366

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

^^ For whoever interested, Trishul blogspot has a new article on the SFF. Very , very long one but lots and lots of info.

Very interesting read to know about all our efforts to use SFF and the missions they undertook within Tibet etc
by sum
07 Sep 2020 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5718
Views: 807273

Re: Understanding the US - Again

If SMIC is indeed targeted, will be a kick and stamp on the b@lls of the Chinese semicon ambitions.

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