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by Prasad
14 Jun 2019 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3067
Views: 446975

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

newsx discussion on huawei 5g yesterday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E6lfFjgK7U the telco guy made the point that it would cost us 500 billion usd and 15 years to replicate huawei tech capability since that is what the chinese have invested into it also it would cost our telcos 60 billion usd t...
by Prasad
13 Jun 2019 17:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555663

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Rooftop solar penetration in India is still very low. That could ease a lot of pressure from the grid for EV charging.
by Prasad
13 Jun 2019 14:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555663

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Should perhaps move to another thread but here's the thing. Porsche, Toyota, Panasonic, Honda, Suzuki all will move to EVs. Our engine tech is laughable. Most of our car engines' tech comes from abroad. EU cos are already planning to phase out diesel engines for cars and once EVs become mainstream, ...
by Prasad
13 Jun 2019 10:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3067
Views: 446975

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

No sound at all here on the HK protests? Massive massive protests in HK after attempts to pass a bill that would legalise extradition of HK residents to mainland China for offenses. Youth came out in masses, protested trying to enter the legislative council building. Coordinated using telegram (whic...
by Prasad
12 Jun 2019 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757674

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

A name as big as Ekta Kapoor would've been denied commerical license to use ISRO copyright imagery?
Just sheer laziness, nothing else.
by Prasad
11 Jun 2019 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291094

Re: Military Flight Safety

Look at the terrain and vegetation at the crash site
https://twitter.com/delhidefence/status ... 9425376258
by Prasad
11 Jun 2019 13:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555663

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Here's one such report. Blames upcoming BS-VI implementation for reduction in sales. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/auto-sector-on-thin-ice-as-slowdown-persists/article27766355.ece https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/passenger-vehicle-sales-drop-20-pc-in-may-car-sales-down-26-pc 3...
by Prasad
11 Jun 2019 11:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555663

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Can you guys parse what Arvind Subramaniam is saying about GDP calculations here? https://twitter.com/arvindsubraman/stat ... 8605009920
by Prasad
11 Jun 2019 11:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555663

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Here's one such report. Blames upcoming BS-VI implementation for reduction in sales.
https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/ec ... 766355.ece
by Prasad
10 Jun 2019 23:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555663

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Car sales have fallen drastically over the last few months. Given that rural demand propped it up when it was going up, wonder what has happened for the current state to come about.
by Prasad
09 Jun 2019 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692530

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

If you're eating, just ate or going to eat, caution.

by Prasad
06 Jun 2019 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2895
Views: 295223

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Anti-semitism has a very long history in europe and it is still present today. Even last week there was a report that it is again on the rise in germany. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48411735 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/21/magazine/anti-semitism-germany.html https://www.nytimes.com/2019...
by Prasad
31 May 2019 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections
Replies: 73
Views: 7295

Re: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections

You mean this? https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/atos-wins-deal-to-build-supercomputers-for-india/articleshow/66745512.cms Yes :D The grid needs to be finished quickly and made available to Universities. Wonder why roping in the French for the supercomputers though :-? ToT maybe. O...
by Prasad
31 May 2019 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

People are ignoring the main issue - the ban came about when a lady judge banned jallikattu while hearing a case for permission sought by an event with no relevance at all. Then the issue was looped by the awbi with support from mg. The centre was too slow to react and the interregnum was convenient...
by Prasad
30 May 2019 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292125

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

And why would you need 1000 Mk1s or the Mk2 after you've signed a deal for 5000 I-Derby-ER?
The ER version is cheaper than the METEOR.
by Prasad
30 May 2019 13:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292125

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Given 2052 on the Tejas+MKI fleet, that is a **** ton of missiles.
by Prasad
30 May 2019 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections
Replies: 73
Views: 7295

Re: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections

https://twitter.com/PrinSciAdvGoI/status/1133663028535123968 Principal Scientific Adviser, Govt. of India ‏ Verified account @PrinSciAdvGoI 10h10 hours ago More Thread Early- & mid-career Indian scientists in India and abroad; those in industry, NGOs, universities, research labs. Across all sect...
by Prasad
29 May 2019 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Did we ever get the full 2011 census data out in public domain?
by Prasad
28 May 2019 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 61
Views: 3495

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

Rather than thinking of villages as single units, I'd guess a cluster of villages around a more urbanised hub would be a more practical way of looking at it. Secondary level schools and primary healthcare in villages with higher secondary and undergrad/pg level, speciality hospitals level at the hub...
by Prasad
28 May 2019 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

ramana wrote:Stalin said he would support United South India demand. And hoped there would be such a demand.
Sad TN gave him and Congress such a huge mandate.

How come RaGa is not being asked if he supports Stalin stance?

You're seriously asking that question after Con-dmk relations and history? :)
by Prasad
28 May 2019 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292125

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Indranil, he has been implying that the LCA Mk2 will be obsolete, and LCA was inferior to the Gripen. I know. It is still better than most of our defense "journalists". That's why I have been asking you to write. A write up on LCAs ears and nose is long overdue. There are very few from th...
by Prasad
27 May 2019 12:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Stalin is just parroting stuff that many people think. He isn't "driving" anything here. Thats the key takeaway. Focussing on Stalin is missing woods for the trees. Another titbit I got is that it seems Nirmala Seetharaman speaks better Tamil than Subramanian Swamy :!: and if someone like ...
by Prasad
26 May 2019 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

https://twitter.com/asadowaisi/status/1132338649742209024 Asaduddin Owaisi @asadowaisi 1h1 hour ago More With such a LARGE contingent of Muslim MPs (0/303), I’m sure you’d know that making minority scholarships demand driven is urgently required Also don’t use the ‘M word’ too much, your core suppor...
by Prasad
25 May 2019 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I'd suggest we move to the other thread on govt aims after closing this thread post-swearingin.
by Prasad
25 May 2019 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Cleanliness in railways and station upgradation was mostly Suresh Prabhu's work. Anyone who has been to Central station before and after would testify.
by Prasad
24 May 2019 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Modi 2.0 should take on this ecosystem and strip it away. They need to be brought to heel. They are the force multipliers for the tukde tukde gang, LWEs and also the INC and allow the footsoldiers to thrive, create chaos. If neutered, the entire INC-Left apparatus will be left naked and literally w...
by Prasad
21 May 2019 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469667

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Case was against priyanka C, not Congress. Dropped since she moved out to SS.
by Prasad
21 May 2019 15:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3067
Views: 446975

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

Not to mention, unlike India, China severely restricts how many and which overseas films get shown in their theatres.
by Prasad
21 May 2019 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558414

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Well, we could put it on an srbm/nirbhay instead of an aircraft to entirely avoid the platform survivability issue. You'd lose too many UAVs, flying straight and level.. I suspect what they'll try for is GPS corrected sub-munitions released at height, apart from SAAW type units. Nirbhay will fly-in...
by Prasad
21 May 2019 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558414

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Well, we could put it on an srbm/nirbhay instead of an aircraft to entirely avoid the platform survivability issue.
by Prasad
20 May 2019 10:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3386
Views: 474235

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

How does rail launch work when overhead wires are at 5-6m height and missiles are 10m+ long? Even inclined, stuff will get roasted.
by Prasad
19 May 2019 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3067
Views: 446975

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

It was never about Cheen being yevil communists who are targetting their minorities&running a non-democractic setup. It is and always was about them gaining power that could rival and surpass the americans. Everything else is just smoke&mirrors to hide this truth. We are a similar civilisati...
by Prasad
18 May 2019 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections
Replies: 73
Views: 7295

Re: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections

Water. Given varying monsoons & desertification threats combined with reducing forest cover, India needs to get on a massive project to create & maintain water bodies across the country. Large dams cine with massive environmental impacts. All our cities face immense pressure on drinking wate...
by Prasad
17 May 2019 15:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469667

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Its like circular logic. Your own write in foreign publications, cite them in local news, claim international condemnation. Anyone with half a brain can see through their idiocy. NaMos statement on pragya is just good cop, bad cop. You don't expect him to agree with her do you? That foot soldiers wi...
by Prasad
15 May 2019 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469667

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

For that matter, even the LWE issues weren't there in our school books either. Heck none of the stuff post-independence was.
by Prasad
14 May 2019 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469667

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Lilo & others, 93rd has its genesis in the manipal case. I'd suggest reading https://realitycheck.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/spot-the-principles-while-negotiating-a-climbdown-on-pramati-case/ How 93rd was inserted. What it did to a supreme court judgement. How govt sees unequally & set the ton...
by Prasad
12 May 2019 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469667

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

But now we have discovered the power of Twitter and we shall hammer BJP everytime they overlook their hindutva agenda. Sorry but el oh el. Shadow boxing is not done out in the open. How many yindoos appreciate the danger of EJ funding and the laws that are formulated to restrict & constrain yin...
by Prasad
11 May 2019 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3206
Views: 466026

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Artillery downhill skiing is significant. Looks like we've plastered them.
by Prasad
11 May 2019 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469667

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Suraj & others, We've seen an explosion in terms of communication reach via socmed, whatsapp etc. Plus our population is younger than earlier. Perhaps a headset awareness/ability to rouse such population to vote generally is a cause more than a "wave" of any sort. Better education amon...

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