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by prashanth
24 Oct 2020 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4517
Views: 1032756

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Interesting look at WS-10 on the Sino-flankers, J-10 and J-20: I followed the J-10/WS-10 as villianous companions of the LCA/Kaveri for two decades. The bad guys won here. Not surprised with this outcome at all. Starting from year 2000, US/West imposed military embargoes on China but obliged the la...
by prashanth
04 Oct 2020 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1140769

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Thanks Saars for your replies. So the larger picture is that successive governments/MOD and the bureaucracy were not satisfied with GTREs progress on Kaveri and therefore did not commit sufficient funds for development/testing all this while. I wish GOI had started parallel efforts through another o...
by prashanth
03 Oct 2020 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1140769

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

it is also very clear that there is not one single man/woman (or even a team of people) in India who is/are acknowledged as being capable of either doing this work or even leading such a multifunctional team to achieve this goal Chetak sir, I would have disbelieved this statement of yours if it wer...
by prashanth
14 May 2020 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071245

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^
Yeah. I am not happy with KA Govt's act of cancelling trains to prevent migrant workers from going home. Seems like they have crossed a line here. Hoping that they reverse this decision soon.
by prashanth
05 Apr 2020 16:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833161

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

That's right. Also, we have the situation under control if most (or all) of the new positive cases are reported for those who are already under quarantine. The positive case from Dharavi was really worrisome, until it was revealed that the person had given shelter to TJ campers. From the internet, w...
by prashanth
02 Apr 2020 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833161

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.covid19india.org/ is showing only 46 new cases so far. If it stays below 150, then the Delhi incident would be a one off, until the next super spread. Less than 150, would be a sign the lockdown effect has kicked in. Looks like that site needs an update. Kejriwal announced there are 208...
by prashanth
31 Mar 2020 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833161

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It is not just Kerala, but every state, which did not bother to invest enough in the health care system will have this problem. Kerala's dependency on Mlore is a prime example, of delegating the medicare job to another state. As we have seen worldwide, states will now guard medical access for their...
by prashanth
28 Mar 2020 17:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071245

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This may have been missed. Muzrai dept of Karnataka has been changed to Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments department, by GOK recently.
https://temples.karnataka.gov.in/info-1/About+Us/en
by prashanth
27 Mar 2020 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833161

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

vera_k wrote:What India Needs to Fight the Virus

Estimates from our group of scientists and others suggest the actual number of infection cases in India is likely to be about 21,000 by now.


Kindly indicate that the source is nytimes. This medium is known to be biased against India.
by prashanth
27 Mar 2020 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833161

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What a statesman, more importantly, would the person to take up the mantle be one rishi sunak, the current hm? He is the Chancellor of Exchequer i.e., Finance Minister. Rumours are it will be Hancock and the Tories have decided on the succession if case anything happens!! Now Mr. Hancock says he is...
by prashanth
27 Mar 2020 17:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833161

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

ToI reporting that British PM tested positive to Wuhan virus.

https://m.timesofindia.com/world/uk/bri ... 847519.cms
by prashanth
25 Mar 2020 18:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833161

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

With the benefit of hindsight, I think we made a lot of mistakes in airport screening. For e.g. we should have hand stamped from day 1. People could have been asked to sign that they received a govt advisory on home quarantine, with a mention of penalty of imprisonment etc if they don't follow it. ...
by prashanth
25 Mar 2020 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833161

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Lot of returnees from Dubai are showing up positive. A case whom came to India on 18th, shows symptoms on 23. 5 days. I now feel the infection is happening in the Dubai airport. We screened 15.2 lac passengers from abroad (not sure if all initially had a fever test). Though we feel its `a lot of re...
by prashanth
15 Mar 2020 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833161

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Regarding this 'Herd Immunity' experiment by UK. Initially I thought it is an outlandish idea by a mad scientist, but it seems UK’s chief scientific adviser is actually campaigning for it: UK's 'herd immunity' approach to tackling coronavirus questioned by World Health Organisation How do they hope ...
by prashanth
11 Dec 2019 20:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 759187

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Voting was for sending bill to select committee. This was defeated.
by prashanth
13 Oct 2019 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1085
Views: 216318

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

I've mentioned this before, let's do away with this 75I entirely and invest the money for additional SSNs. We have plans for 6, we can make it 9-10 based on price of European conventional subs. It's not just sub numbers but new tech acquisition as well., don't mistake the leaves for the trunk !!., ...
by prashanth
14 Sep 2019 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335713

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Becoz 1. then range of throttable thrust is not very wide (say 50 to 100%, as against 10 to 100%). 2. After doing bulk of orbit deceleration during hard breaking phase, the mass of lander is greatly reduced (imho less than half compared to when it seperated from orbiter). Given reduced mass and alm...
by prashanth
14 Sep 2019 08:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335713

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

We know the lander descended from horizontal to vertical mode and communication was lost by 335m. So it was in the fine braking mode. From the observed data there was some instability prior to this. Indicates the transition was troublesome. *Hydraulic systems are notorious for line transients. Prop...
by prashanth
08 Sep 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335713

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

After the success of the 'rough braking", for how many minutes did the 'fine braking' work flawlessly, before the mishap? Here is my analysis based on this video: lqQe7WsFVQg After rough braking, there is the CAM coasting phase. Not sure what CAM means, but ISRO animation video indicates attit...
by prashanth
08 Sep 2019 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335713

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

It is unlikely to be a software error. It went into a state that the software did not know to correct from. I was thinking how to simulate the lander on earth. While it is not possible to simulate the entire experiment on earth it can be simulated to an imaginary point on the top of the atmosphere....
by prashanth
19 May 2019 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 659979

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Dilbu wrote:We need a liberal dose of anti-jinx from now on. BJP will lose onlee :(( :(( :((


Welcome back Sir!
by prashanth
15 Mar 2019 22:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 623399

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: 4679
Views: 917437

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: 1368534

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: 4124
Views: 853310

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: 4124
Views: 853310

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: 4124
Views: 853310

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: 101026

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: 7872
Views: 873407

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: 4124
Views: 853310

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: 4124
Views: 853310

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: 101026

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: 4124
Views: 853310

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: 4124
Views: 853310

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: 7872
Views: 873407

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: 7872
Views: 873407

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: 3824
Views: 697409

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: 3824
Views: 697409

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: 3824
Views: 697409

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: 3824
Views: 697409

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...

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