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by Prasad
26 Sep 2018 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1282
Views: 177264

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

The 21k crores comes direct from DRAL. Lookup the press release they put out, and its on Dassault's site too. Its a 'prospective' figure. Nothing is inked. There is no concrete figure that I could find anywhere on the net that puts a figure on the offsets obligation amount that Dassault is doing wit...
by Prasad
23 Sep 2018 07:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2764
Views: 455802

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Hari sir,
Any way I could get in touch with you? An email ID or something please?
Thanks.
by Prasad
23 Sep 2018 07:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1126
Views: 106081

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Don't see that happening. They will pipe down to soothe Trump but won't give up that easily. If the Dems come back, they won't need to.
by Prasad
21 Sep 2018 16:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1126
Views: 106081

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

There are multiple things at work here - as always. Cheen wants to be equal and greater than khan. Cheen knows its getting stronger but is still far away from that place. Therefore it is doing many things to achieve that goal. Until trump, khan guv, industries and foreign policy guys were happy with...
by Prasad
14 Sep 2018 11:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4562
Views: 328664

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

That Dubai London traffic is nearly all Emirates with them poaching international traffic flying out of London.
by Prasad
12 Sep 2018 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2204
Views: 268228

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

As one esteemed member put it on this very forum, the Chinese thought they had de-coded/deconstructed Modi mentally and knew what makes him tick. As this member theorized, they thought massaging his ego by giving his a one on one with Xi they will be able to sew him up for good. End result, India n...
by Prasad
12 Sep 2018 20:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2072
Views: 319091

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

IF Trump plays ball on Iran, oil will come down. Maybe not to $46 but certainly to where people will stop complaining.
by Prasad
12 Sep 2018 17:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2072
Views: 319091

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Like I said, govt needs buffer to enter when $hit hits the fan. And they're projecting $100/barrel https://www.reuters.com/article/us-glob ... SKCN1LS02Y?
by Prasad
12 Sep 2018 14:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2072
Views: 319091

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Politics. Elections are far away. If they give up the $$ they make on the taxes now and oil prices continue to remain high, inflation will go up and govt will be out of buffer room to cut before elections. Now, no matter how much people and opposition jump up and down, they have no incentive to drop...
by Prasad
12 Sep 2018 13:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4562
Views: 328664

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

How do they land on the wrong runway when you have ils localiser and all?
by Prasad
10 Sep 2018 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2432
Views: 485019

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

In this photo Tejas uses the port wing drogue https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmuZrgyWwAA2-SD.jpg:large In this photo Tejas uses the starboard wing drogue https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dmu8ohYVAAEtRcs.jpg:large So actually there were two contacts. The tankers are different too. One is RK3451 and other is...
by Prasad
10 Sep 2018 10:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2072
Views: 319091

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Couple of articles on our earlier discussion about samsung and import duties - https://m.economictimes.com/industry/cons-products/electronics/tvs-get-a-make-in-india-twist-start-local-production-at-component-stage/amp_articleshow/65747396.cms? https://amp.ft.com/content/090eb0c0-93cc-11e8-b67b-b8205...
by Prasad
07 Sep 2018 09:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2072
Views: 319091

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Why the RCEP trade deal could hit India's agriculture, manufacturing sectors i know the article is being written by a JNU prof., but many of the issues he has flagged are correct. Already Samsung is closing it's TV manufacturing unit in India in anticipation of RCEP. Surely people above realise onl...
by Prasad
07 Sep 2018 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11573

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

We will get "Technology"? What we WILL NOT get is any of the underlying technology. We will not even get to open the equipment. There are no user serviceable parts inside. Communication technology is one of the closely guarded ones, probably above sensor technology. We design some ancilla...
by Prasad
06 Sep 2018 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2432
Views: 485019

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

L&T, if they have plans for an AMCA line in Coimbatore could make a big bid for that 3rd line btw.
by Prasad
06 Sep 2018 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2432
Views: 485019

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Gagan,
could you please edit it and put in Dynamatic Technologies instead of Dynamic ? :)
by Prasad
04 Sep 2018 22:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3711
Views: 183199

Re: Indian Education System

fake news
by Prasad
02 Sep 2018 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 486
Views: 72975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

EMALS, CATOBAR etc will need quite a few years just for design. I don't remember seeing any design work even beginning on such a 45-50K follow-on carrier. How long will that take to build compared to a carbon copy of the IAC-1?
by Prasad
31 Aug 2018 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27578

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

News round up.. ⋅  CMDRF crosses Rs 1000 crore. And this also makes the "UAE offer" gimmick now totally useless. Indians themselves have contributed much more. ⋅  Ministers to visit foreign countries to raise fund to rebuild Kerala. Yes, this is a golden opportunity to...
by Prasad
31 Aug 2018 10:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2072
Views: 319091

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

You need both to be honest. Some amount of protectionism and the govt getting out of the way and removing hurdles and encouraging domestic companies to grow organically and inorganically.
by Prasad
31 Aug 2018 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138841

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

I don't think there is a higher thrust engine in the same dimensions. The F-16 engine with higher thrust is larger.
by Prasad
30 Aug 2018 21:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4702
Views: 331309

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

You know, despite the loss of golds, what I really like is, we're now comparing our performances to Olympics levels and wondering if we'd get gold or bronze. Some solid support at ground level and we'll beat the crap out of anyone. I want us to win 100m freestyle in the Olympics and wipe the $hit-ea...
by Prasad
30 Aug 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31759

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

And we want to get in bed with these guys by signing yet another treaty.
by Prasad
30 Aug 2018 14:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4543
Views: 835196

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Fu(king up Nirbhay would mean, the engine program will also likely be shut down. Food for thought.
by Prasad
26 Aug 2018 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27578

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

A low-flying UAV with the sdrf/police would work beautifully in such cases. As with doing overhead recce in the immediate aftermath. Anna university guys were doing small ones for traffic management at DefExpo.
by Prasad
26 Aug 2018 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559824

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The MGS is a truck mounted system. 52 Cal. Kalyani has a 39cal version. We seem to be having all combinations possible when it comes to artillery.
by Prasad
25 Aug 2018 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3272
Views: 299399

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

suryag wrote:Not sure what happened to the not so favorable intelligence report on him which delayed this decision

Source?
by Prasad
22 Aug 2018 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1274
Views: 202241

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

As for bunker vacating thing - VP Malik says http://www.claws.in/images/journals_doc/claws_journal_summer_2009.pdf There has been a lot of misinformation about the practice of the Indian Army vacating posts along the LoC during winter. That indeed was the practice in the past. As Pakistan had attemp...
by Prasad
21 Aug 2018 20:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4562
Views: 328664

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

And hence Swamy has been after them for a while now.
by Prasad
21 Aug 2018 13:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27578

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Back in 2003 or so, OXFAM, the famous British charity commissioned an expensive Report on the success of their relief efforts after the 2001 Bhuj earthquake. They discovered to their chagrin that most of their funds ended up paying for spanking new Toyota SUVs. Oxfam is another in the long list of ...
by Prasad
20 Aug 2018 21:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 613939

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Oooh now I want a SLBM launch video like those of our Agni. K-4 test would be next I suppose, if it hasn't been tested already that is. Are you from AAP or Congress party :rotfl:? It will be out in due course, not just yet - let's wait for a few years. At least till we have longer-range missiles op...
by Prasad
20 Aug 2018 13:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 613939

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Oooh now I want a SLBM launch video like those of our Agni. K-4 test would be next I suppose, if it hasn't been tested already that is.
by Prasad
20 Aug 2018 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27578

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

SaiK,
its a question of a possible hygiene issue versus the environmental impact of all those small water bottles.
by Prasad
20 Aug 2018 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27578

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Sachin will chime in to say this is a huge conspiracy .. https://www.firstpost.com/india/uae-reaching-out-to-kerala-amid-devastating-floods-highlights-north-indias-apathy-even-more-4996151.html/amp UAE reaching out to Kerala amid devastating floods highlights North India's apathy even more The RM h...
by Prasad
19 Aug 2018 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27578

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

I have not verified any data from this piece but dekho. Gives some information (though accusatory of the KSEB) on dams and levels
https://sandrp.in/2018/08/10/idukki-rel ... e-avoided/
by Prasad
19 Aug 2018 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27578

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

UlanBatori wrote:Wonder what they do through 100% cloud cover/rain/darkness.

RISAT?
by Prasad
16 Aug 2018 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2204
Views: 268228

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

SSridhar wrote:Govt seeks China role in northeast connectivity plan - Saibal Dasgupta, ToI


Somebody please tell me there is some chankian plan behind this.
by Prasad
13 Aug 2018 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 363485

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Ideally we would have air shows across the country like the US does. And not just a once in two years show in the South.

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