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by bala
24 Aug 2009 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4233
Views: 683485

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

The questions on GTRE/HAL/ADA management goes to the root of the problem. The DRDO Chief M. Natarajan is wholly to be blamed. His stewardship lacks vigor and vitality in the organization. A national program like the LCA cannot be left floundering for an engine. There is no lack of talent in the nati...
by bala
23 Aug 2009 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4233
Views: 683485

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Think of an injin as operating inside the inlet/exhaust casing. For most injins (very few operational exceptions that I can think of - maybe SR71 would be close..) the injin ALWAYS operates in low subsonic/ mid subsonic flow. The suberjonic inlet and the diffyoojer take care of reducing Mach number...
by bala
17 Aug 2009 10:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?
Replies: 406
Views: 27139

Re: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?

With India flexing its muscle and wanting to be in the big boy's club, the situation for China is looking rather grim. Prior to the entry of India they were battling the US and USSR/Russia. The US with their munna boy UK were ganging up against the rest. China, USSR and France opposed the US. Eventu...
by bala
08 Aug 2009 08:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 713973

Re: LCA news and discussion

Yes it can be done. I am going with this single quote of Snow/Spinster Garu. I am sure everyone in GTRE and DMRL has read every book on single crystal blades. The issue is trying to create one. From now, all Metallurgy Depts in Engineering Institutes can be given a single mission: create a Single C...
by bala
07 Aug 2009 11:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1006940

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

India ready to build nuke aircraft carrier: Kakodkar Sometime ago I wondered why we can't build a Nuclear powered Aircraft carrier. Now the DAE Chief says India can build one. Time to power the ADS as a nuclear powered craft. The next step is to build the size of Nimitz class 100,000 tonnes aircraf...
by bala
03 Aug 2009 20:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 713973

Re: LCA news and discussion

I still believe that the GTRE has no working Kaveri Engine that is airworthy. The simple fact is that they don't have the key technologies that enable such a venture. Single crystal blade is a singular failure of the GTRE after so many years of "Research". High temperature and high pressur...
by bala
03 Aug 2009 07:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 18097

Re: LCA news and discussion

One of things that is repeated here is poor pay. I find this as incongruous statement. What about the other Govt employees in ISRO, DAE, BARC, IAF, Navy, Army, HAL etc. They are paid based on grade levels that the Govt establishes, they get lifelong pension which is quite attractive. The recent 6th ...
by bala
02 Aug 2009 02:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 18097

Re: LCA news and discussion

Air worthy engine exists and will be integrated on the LCA... KAVERI MK1 is done .. Unless you have inside information, all of the above observations need to be made public and shown as a demo, until then skeptics like me and others continue to disbelieve the statement. Another thing that is hard t...
by bala
02 Aug 2009 01:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 18097

Re: LCA news and discussion

kaveri exists and GTRE has done its mandate to make certain class of engine per required specs Yes I believe the above but the statement perhaps embodies what is wrong with GTRE. The fact is that Kaveri as an air-worthy engine does not exist. At last count the high altitude test in Russia failed, w...
by bala
29 Jul 2009 04:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 219231

Re: India-US News and Discussion

she did not visit TSP this time Yes, my bad. However she gets briefed by her representatives and the flavor of the times is South Asia in the US State Dept. BTW, today US treasury secretary Geithner and Obama are pitching their economic tale to Deputy Premier of China. They are calming his nerves a...
by bala
28 Jul 2009 00:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 219231

Re: India-US News and Discussion

There was a small news item that many missed here. Hilary Clinton, after her extensive visits to TSP, India and Asian nations returned back to the US and the first thing she did is drop in and visit with China's representative in the US. This clearly implies that the Chinese are calling the shots, m...
by bala
21 Jul 2009 04:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 10939

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

In this version of the news on India, US reach End-User pact The two sides reached a significant agreement on End-User Monitoring, providing for verification of military equipment and technology acquired by India from the US. It is aimed at preventing transfer to third countries. The agreement that ...
by bala
20 Jul 2009 07:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 18097

Re: LCA news and discussion

I recently saw a demo of a compact projector using Corning's green laser. (Blue and Red color lasers already exist). Microvision (Redmond, WA) codeveloped an Integrated Photonics Module with Corning (Corning, NY) green laser for projection-modules. The images are sharp and can be projected on to lar...
by bala
10 Jul 2009 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 17493

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

This report says that Nerpa is under Gorshkov package deal.. Russia resumes pre-delivery trials of nuclear sub for India Moscow (PTI) Russia on Friday resumed sea trials of its Akula class nuclear attack submarine to be leased to the Indian Navy, months after they were halted following an accident t...
by bala
03 Jul 2009 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 219231

Re: India-US News and Discussion

I recently watched CNN's coverage of Afghan/TSP US Army operations. The marines are apparently targeting Helmand area. Maps show clean demarcation lines between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. However what is disturbing and must be protested is that Kashmir is shown in dark hatched marks divided int...
by bala
26 Jun 2009 03:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 219231

Re: India-US News and Discussion

The US is not giving up on TSP is very clear. They will use TSP as their private whore to be used and abused. No matter what TSP does, the US will be either cross or cuing sweet nothings into its ear. India should be firm and resolute to not buy into any of this nonsense and also not depend on the U...
by bala
21 Jun 2009 10:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 180521

Re: India-China News and Discussions

Time for the Chinese people to show the same resolve that Iranians are showing against phony election and phony/strongman leaders. Time for a revolt in China against the commy brigade and his highness Hu.
by bala
21 Jun 2009 09:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1065
Views: 95631

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

Property title ownership is a cesspool of corruption in India, in general. The law is you park your butt on the property to make sure no one usurps it. Even land holding, i.e. empty plots is a murky affair. Your neighbor for instance can create a small dwelling right over the fence and have some goo...
by bala
20 Jun 2009 02:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 219231

Re: India-US News and Discussion

Besides talk, I am pessimistic that any new initiative will come out from Obama/Clinton duo for India. The great breakthrough in US-India relationship of Bush Jr in the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty area to include India might not be replicated for quite some time. Clinton/Obama are beholden to China...
by bala
20 Jun 2009 02:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 478
Views: 12494

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

US actress Angelina Jolie is the new Ambassador of goodwill to TSP, she having weeped/cry'ed/lectured/consoled openly amongst the august UN crowd. She doled out 1 Million dollars to the useless Taliban sympathizers in TSP, now displaced because TSP ISI/Army are out to get the "Bad Taliban"...
by bala
18 Jun 2009 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2918
Views: 185703

Re: Iran News and Discussions

It is quite touching to see Republicans in the US call for denouncement and support for the Iranian people, freedom of election and choice. Bush Jr won 2000 by questionable voting in Florida and had the Supreme Court in his corner. When TSP overthrew the legit elected govt of TSP and installed Stron...
by bala
18 Jun 2009 01:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 137014

Re: Indian Interests

In the Edu budget I find this item to be moronic in this day and age, given that we have computers. A. Book – A single handbook – Rs 250 A better plan would be to have computers, terminals wherein school children can browse through books. The value of a book after study for a student is worthless th...
by bala
17 Jun 2009 21:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2334
Views: 403449

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

The 4 countries are too different, and for most economic index C >= B+R+I Well China can crow about its economic indices. The fact of the matter is most of the manufacturing operations in China is labor arbitrage for international companies. The figures get inflated because of volume of operation. ...
by bala
28 May 2009 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 763675

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

sum wrote:Errr, the crashed Su was supposed to be Russian build onlee..


How about scheduled maintenance, is this done by Russia or HAL?
by bala
28 May 2009 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 763675

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Based on my knowledge of the MiG experience and India's manufacturing prowess, I would not rule out flaws from HAL's manufacturing and QA control. There have been numerous flaws from HAL's manufacturing and its Quality Control has been less than stellar. MTBF raises its ugly head when short cuts are...
by bala
08 May 2009 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2025
Views: 221414

Re: Flight Safety

Strange and mysterious causes could have another explanation: willful sabotage. There are numerous cases of such activity. Sullying the name of the SU-30MKI could have many subscribers and they will spare nothing in achieving their goals.
by bala
08 May 2009 00:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 268441

Re: Indian IT Industry

Gorilla reported $1.3B profit on its latest quarter, it has $33.5B in cash in banks. All the biggies are still making profit and have huge cash piles in banks. The interest on the cash could fund many IDC operations for decades. Yet the big guys are using the recession as an excuse to get rid of the...
by bala
25 Apr 2009 10:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 268441

Re: Indian IT Industry

Mickey Soft stumbling is a sign of things changing. The status quo needs a shakeup. For a long time Mickey Soft was coasting on monopoly without innovation. They resorted to ruthless market share capture. With Office it was a rampage on the competition companies like Excel, Powerpoint, Word, etc. Ti...
by bala
29 Oct 2008 10:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 773
Views: 169715

Re: A Nation on the March

India…Again by Hussein Shobokshi A Businessman and prominent columnist. Mr. Shobokshi hosts the weekly current affairs program Al Takreer on Al Arabiya, and in 1995, he was chosen as one of the "Global Leaders for Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum. He received his B.A. in Political Sc...
by bala
22 Oct 2008 07:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 282328

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

What a great day for India and Isro. We have come a long baby!!!
Congrats to everyone who sacrificed long hours to make this happen.
by bala
11 Oct 2008 06:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 187955

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Finally easy as 123, done deal. Condi Rice, G. W. Bush and MMS can go down in history as the ones who made P5 NWS to P5+1 NWS. I would have loved to see the **urgent** telegraph message to Comrades Karat & Yechuri about a pay cut from the CCCP. D. Kimball et al need to send their resumes to mons...
by bala
08 Oct 2008 03:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 187955

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

The 123 deal is about Civilian Nuke and has nothing to do with the strategic nukes. If G.W. Bush makes a note of that observation in signing stmts that would be a first start. India can always sign onto 123 but that does not translate to commerce with the US on nuke plants. We need Jekyll act that i...
by bala
06 Oct 2008 11:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 187955

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

^^^^^

So, what is the big deal of the opposition to the 123 signing. The NDA, furthermore, would by testing, break its own promise of a "moratorium on testing". Sounds very illogical.
by bala
06 Oct 2008 10:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 187955

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Thus far what I see from the deal wording is that the US has retained the right to react and India has retained the right to test. The later contradicts the following assertion "the Country loses the right to conduct nuclear tests". The alternate scenario is if for a moment one assumes tha...
by bala
03 Oct 2008 03:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 187955

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

US President, George W. Bush and US Secretary of State Condi Rice need to be congratulated on sticking through thick and thin, making sure that the NPT is dead in its current form. MMS needs praise in his tremendous fortitude to stick to the promise, despite the Left and other nay sayers. George W. ...
by bala
17 Sep 2008 11:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 268441

Re: Indian IT Industry

Formerly code named Dunnigton, the Intel Xeon 7400 series processor is Intel’s first six-core central processing unit (CPU) Intel should rename the project to "Dunyawad" India. The real key was the power reduction. The power reduction team did a super job. Reducing power consumed is no ea...
by bala
07 Sep 2008 03:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 187955

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Kudos to team INDIA for the NSG approval. US President George W. Bush and US Secretary of State Condi Rice will go down in history as the ones who finally put an end to NPT and the hot air think tanks. Great day to rejoice. I was worried about the 3 pipsqueak countries aided and abetted by China, bu...
by bala
17 Aug 2008 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 691031

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

HAL to make India’s first passenger aeroplane http://www.livemint.com/images/844E4702-FED6-4035-AD29-D9780A29FF00ArtVPF.gif The Saras plane -- named after the Indian crane --is still under development, with two prototypes undergoing flight trials. State-run military plane maker Hindustan Aeronautic...
by bala
07 Aug 2008 07:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 691031

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

CMD, Bharat Electronics, V R V Sastry hands over the symbolic key of 3D Radar, 'Rohini' to Air Chief Marshal FH Major. http://www.deccanherald.com/UserFiles/DHGallery/Aug72008/national_gallery.jpg BEL hands over Rohini radar to IAF Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a defence public sector undertakin...
by bala
27 Jul 2008 07:25
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Blasts in Ahmedabad
Replies: 743
Views: 39119

Re: Blasts in Ahmedabad

Warning: Graphic Image... http://www.hindu.com/2008/07/27/images/2008072760570102.jpg http://www.hindu.com/2008/07/27/images/2008072760570101.jpg Toll thus far: 40 killed, 100 injured in terror strikes; human bomb attack suspected near hospital trauma centre Unconfirmed reports said the worst attack...

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