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by prashanth
15 Mar 2019 22:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5248
Views: 410677

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Received via whatsapp. Not sure about accuracy. Apologies this is posted before: Death by Computer 157 people recently died in a tragic crash. The crew and passengers of Ethiopian Airline Flight # ET302 on board a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 never had a chance. The less than three months old plane ha...
by prashanth
21 Dec 2016 21:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 650518

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

An apt quotation from Samuel Beckett for this moment..

Ever tried, ever failed,
No matter.
Try again, fail again,
Fail better!


This weapon, once mastered will become the workhorse of our armed forces, be used from land, sea and air. It will be manufactured in thousands.
by prashanth
19 Dec 2016 21:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1007625

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Sad times. The country that stood up against us/nato for seven decades is now forced to kowtow to a former client state for money and influence. This is a big gain for China and I'm sure many Russians will be unhappy with this development.
by prashanth
16 Dec 2016 14:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 711765

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Sorry for OT but i have a question. if AESA T/R modules have their own power source but when mounted on a plane wont all the power ultimately come through engines/APU? what i want to say here is ultimately the available power is constant right? or do aesa modules have separate power generator? You ...
by prashanth
16 Dec 2016 12:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 711765

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

I am no expert but currently i am working in radio astronomy field. based on my understanding, the above is actually the other way round. if you reduce number of T/R modules your resolution is certainly going to decrease. more the number of t/r modules more you are able to narrow down your radar be...
by prashanth
16 Dec 2016 11:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 711765

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Regarding the number of T/R modules on the 2052, I've seen info that states that the array size can be tailored to the aircraft, based on multiple factors, like radome diameter, cooling and power available and so on. I've not seen any reports on a low T/R count being a drawback for the 2052. Maybe ...
by prashanth
16 Dec 2016 10:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 73580

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

Well, if one says TN should pay money to KA, then my response is apt. You please read the relevant conversations for context before saying my 6 words are provocative. As you have noted, the poster did not mention either of the two states in his comment, and is not from KA, but I am. On your part, y...
by prashanth
15 Dec 2016 19:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 666172

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Has this been reported before? Link of TOI shown below quotes Mr. Shashikanta Das that new notes are designed indigenously Focus now on printing of Rs 500 notes: Government "It is the first time that the design of notes is done indigenously. Earlier Rs 500 notes were all designed outside. Rs 50...
by prashanth
15 Dec 2016 17:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 711765

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

The S Koreans cut their teeth building the F-sola decades after we begin screwing together the MiG flying coffins. They are already selling their indigenous T-50 Golden Eagle around the world (Indonesia, the Philippines, Iraq, etc.) The japs with their F-2 (again from the F-16) which has been in fr...
by prashanth
15 Dec 2016 14:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 711765

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

What happened to the much displayed desi AESA radar at the last Aero-India? Another great 'technology demonstrator" what? Philip saar, making an AESA radar that fits into the nose cone of a small fighter is not easy, and takes time. DRDO has experience in making working AESA radars mounted on ...
by prashanth
15 Dec 2016 14:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 73580

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

GShankar wrote:TN is not at KA's mercy. There is something called as Indian Federation and they decide what KA should get. Almost all of the kaveri riots are politically manufactured.
As to what will linger and what will not, we shall see.


It is not, and never was. Please do not make provocative statements.
by prashanth
13 Dec 2016 23:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 711765

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Not going for a foreign radar would have jeopardized Mk1A itself. Not just Mk1A, but the entire LCA programme saar. It must be in DRDO/HALs interests to ASAP deliver to IAF a fighter that the latter sees fit, no matter what the % of imported components are. Once IAF is satisfied with this version o...
by prashanth
13 Dec 2016 11:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 711765

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

^^ This should mean that the Uttam will remain a TD project for its lifetime? Sum avare, this is my (layman's) interpretation. China is getting aggressive across the border in Tibet and GOI has to reply back with same posturing. This cannot happen unless you have fully equipped and well oiled milit...
by prashanth
11 Dec 2016 20:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 666172

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

And we keep wondering why there is a shortage of Rs 100 notes. I've been saying that since the beginning :) Small denomination hoarding should be subjected to additional penalties because it hurts the mango man much more than hoarding 1000s does. +108. Added to that I think the govt should ensure t...
by prashanth
10 Dec 2016 20:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 666172

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Singha wrote:http://www.ndtv.com/karnataka-news/rs-5-7-crore-new-notes-32-kg-of-gold-found-in-hawala-dealers-bathroom-safe-1636395

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And we keep wondering why there is a shortage of Rs 100 notes.
by prashanth
10 Dec 2016 13:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3231
Views: 431656

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

You have not made the precise statement "HSR is a tax burden on Indians"., but you did make the statement that " ultimately it has to come from taxpayer's pocket ". Please tell us how your statement is any way different or means different? Now, we're talking. I stand by the bold...
by prashanth
09 Dec 2016 12:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3231
Views: 431656

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Kashi wrote:HSR is a tax burden on Indians


I never made this statement.
by prashanth
09 Dec 2016 12:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3231
Views: 431656

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Prashanth'ji., I suggested you read from page 1 of the thread and not from page 29 of the thread. Appreciate your effort., but food can only be eaten from mouth and if you start doing it backwards., why blame me when you run into a backstop!? As some poster in this forum said in another thread, ins...
by prashanth
08 Dec 2016 14:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3231
Views: 431656

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Saar, whether it comes from GOI's expenditure or through loans from foreign sources, ultimately it has to come from taxpayer's pocket. So you are now shifting goal posts and bringing in Tax payer. Can you clearly state how HSR is funded and what are the terms of funding? If you do not know, you can...
by prashanth
08 Dec 2016 10:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3231
Views: 431656

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Agree that each of the item you mentioned itself requires huge capex and should be a first priority. But can you tell us where is the money you think is coming for HSR? Saar, whether it comes from GOI's expenditure or through loans from foreign sources, ultimately it has to come from taxpayer's poc...
by prashanth
07 Dec 2016 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3654
Views: 699264

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

A Deshmukh wrote:
prashanth wrote:The first video does not show deployment of panel, but only satellite separation from the bus.

Deploys at the end 2.30+ min


Looks like they have replaced the file. Previous version was 4.6 MB with 1:49 min duration.
by prashanth
07 Dec 2016 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3654
Views: 699264

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

This time we would have video of even the solar panel deployment. resourcesat-2a-seperation-and-solar-panel-deployment-video-onboard-camera pslv-c36-strap-and-heat-shield-seperation-video-onboard-camera The first video does not show deployment of panel, but only satellite separation from the bus.
by prashanth
07 Dec 2016 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3654
Views: 699264

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

S'cuse the naivete/ignorance, but indigenous guidance and navigation have always been there on PSLV, haven't they? Certain parts would have been imported. But nice news, anyway. One of the most important part is the microprocessor used in control units for systems you have mentioned. IIRC they were...
by prashanth
07 Dec 2016 12:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3231
Views: 431656

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

One more NFS project. http://www.livemint.com/Politics/esij3zFX7jhbmhMQIzjXIO/Indian-Railways-moves-ahead-on-Maglev-trains-project.html A complete waste of money. Maglev concept has been around since the 1930s and it's not going anywhere. Let's please get our wheeled rail system in order. Agree com...
by prashanth
07 Dec 2016 11:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 295038

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

The dock looks clumsy and poorly planned. I presume that the thin arm (next to which INS Vindhyagiri capsized) was artificially built. Could they have not built it at right angles to the main arm, so that ships have more space to move around. Why are those smaller ships spaced so close that they alm...
by prashanth
04 Dec 2016 13:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 666172

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

But I have said in the past that instead of giving anything for free to the poor, use the money to build rural infra. The man and the fish story etc etc. True. But in the longer run, they should try their best to stop generation of BM itself and I believe GOI is on the right path. Push towards cash...
by prashanth
04 Dec 2016 13:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 666172

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Take his moradabad speech, he says the poor should keep the 2.5 lakh that any BM hoarder has put in their accounts. Is everyone okay with this? I would like to know if the people here agree with this. Doesn't this money belong to the taxpayers like us? Would this robinhood like populism attract the...
by prashanth
03 Dec 2016 19:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 295038

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Cosmo_R wrote: Excerpted from WSJ Setbacks for New Delhi’s first homemade aircraft carrier slow efforts to face China on high seas http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-effort- ... 1480501812 What is the idea being conveyed by this article? That INS Vikrant has to do more to catch up with the General For...
by prashanth
01 Dec 2016 11:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 711765

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

I really hope that they don't change the Kabini core with the Snecma core in the name of collaboration. They have tried that once. Thankfully, GTRE fought out that farce. What would happen this time? Time will tell. Am a layman regarding aircraft engines, but this is my opinion. Most likely, they w...
by prashanth
30 Nov 2016 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2490
Views: 336077

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

So Chinese company will "collect" garbage from pakistani homes for free. In return the pakis will pay for garbage collection equipment, training fees, and most importantly garbage sorting equipment where 30% of baki garbage will be utilized by Chinese restaurants and others will be sold b...
by prashanth
26 Nov 2016 17:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 666172

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

No time to add fresh security features in new notes, says official-The Hindu An official explained that changing the security features is a huge exercise and takes anywhere between five to six years. The last time such an exercise was undertaken was in 2005 when currency notes of all denominations ...
by prashanth
25 Nov 2016 16:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding the United States of America (USA) - IV
Replies: 929
Views: 66732

Re: Understanding the United States of America (USA) - IV

Henry Kissinger's stunning revelations about Pakistan in the lead up to the 1971 Indo-Pak war-Times of India After the opening to China via Pakistan, America engaged in increasingly urging Pakistan to grant autonomy to Bangladesh. In November, the Pakistani president agreed with (then US President)...
by prashanth
17 Nov 2016 12:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2225
Views: 397601

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

We should develop them cheap and deploy them in thousands. They can be sacrificed to deplete enemy SAMs and AAMs in the beginning of any conflict. It can also be used for non-stop surveillance of Kashmir and LoC Agreed. You could send in swarms of UCAVs loaded with ARMs to neutralize air defence be...
by prashanth
17 Nov 2016 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2225
Views: 397601

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

A layman question to gurus here. How stealthy are these drones UAV or UCAV? I am aware that US uses predators/reapers in Af-pak. But this was after an agreement with Af government and TSP military. If India wants to use a UCAV against terror camps in pak, will the aircraft survive their SAMs and AAM...
by prashanth
16 Nov 2016 16:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2225
Views: 397601

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Combat Drone Rustom-2 Completes Maiden Flight

This link has a picture of Rustom 2 on a runway. Not sure whether it is genuine. LD pod shown in models is missing.
by prashanth
16 Nov 2016 14:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1007625

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The visit comes soon after Bangladesh took delivery of its first-ever submarines from China on Monday. The two diesel-electric submarines, handed over to Bangladesh Navy chief Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed at the Dalian seaport of Liaoning province in China, is a big indicator of the extensive ...
by prashanth
12 Nov 2016 18:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 666172

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

kvraghav wrote:The abolishment will come in a phased manner. Looking at the new 2000 rs note, this is just a temproary note.

+1008
by prashanth
10 Nov 2016 17:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the United States of America (USA) - III
Replies: 2933
Views: 159471

Re: Understanding the United States of America (USA) - III

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/10/us-election-2016-donald-trump-barack-obama-white-house/ He even suggested that Japan might want to become a nuclear power to counter unpredictable neighbour North Korea, which has repeatedly conducted nuclear and ballistic missile tests to international co...
by prashanth
10 Nov 2016 16:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1007625

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

China's state-run media in shock over Donald Trump win For a long time, most people believed Clinton was likely to win and Trump's crazy election campaign would end at any time," an editorial in the Beijing-run Global Times said. "...neither the US nor the world is ready for his presidenc...
by prashanth
09 Nov 2016 17:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 666172

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Some one on this thread already had an interesting suggestion. Since the govt knows how much large denomination bills are in circulation and how much will be surrendered, the difference is the amount that is with people who did not turn in the money and would be lost for ever by the economy. The go...

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