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by Prasad
14 Oct 2018 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1880
Views: 234247

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Chola, Again, China did a porkistan with the us due to call in relations with the Soviets. Taiwan issue happened right after ww2 and us supported Taiwan only to drop support laterand d restart it after China turned truculent. Lesson here is, do enough trade/ contact but give nothing away. Despite al...
by Prasad
14 Oct 2018 13:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 680
Views: 35160

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The secular state that Hindus consider a replacement for the royals who were patrons of temples across the land is a predator. Hindus do not realise this and cry that the judiciary interferes. The battleground that is the SC needs to be fought in the parliament. We need to get enough people to under...
by Prasad
14 Oct 2018 10:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2189
Views: 341110

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Posting here for now. Will move elsewhere or delete if posters cannot stay on topic: US makes last-ditch effort in urging India to go easy on data localisation Two US senators have called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to soften India’s stance on data localisation, warning that measures requiring ...
by Prasad
13 Oct 2018 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1880
Views: 234247

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Iran & Russia aren't hedging. They're our necessity that should be beyond negotiation/used as negotiating pawns. Do we see prc or china using porkistan as negotiation points? No. Every single move in UN to get porki terrorist groups banned gets shot down by PRC. Certain things shouldn't be up fo...
by Prasad
13 Oct 2018 13:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1880
Views: 234247

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Chola, We are not fighting just Winnie the Pooh. Everybody is out to get us. Just because Winnie is next door doesn't discount threat from others or them trying to gain an advantage from us citing the big bad bear. Tomorrow if the Chinese play nice n do taqqiyaa by burying the MIC program and Democr...
by Prasad
12 Oct 2018 10:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4602
Views: 334814

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

There is quite a bit of room for another terminal I think. Also, another parallel runway apart from the new one planned south side of the existing terminal.
by Prasad
11 Oct 2018 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2850
Views: 471521

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

They might most likely put it in use in the East first and move the older bombers to the west. SCS is their main threat area.
by Prasad
11 Oct 2018 11:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 751463

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

The non afterburning Kaveri is slated to be used for the UCAV last I heard.
by Prasad
11 Oct 2018 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2285
Views: 280845

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

In case anyone wants a good lulz - India needs China’s help in economic catch-up http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1122306.shtml In more serious news - Brazil’s big soyabean win turns painful https://www.ft.com/content/0c608ae6-cbe9-11e8-b276-b9069bde0956 Gist being - brazillians are scraping the ba...
by Prasad
10 Oct 2018 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 976
Views: 90062

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Damn. Looks like a miniature Brahmos :) Why not just make an ER version of MRLS? These things anyway will be specialty use if ever put into production.
by Prasad
05 Oct 2018 21:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2496
Views: 303109

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The same old crappy ladder steps still in place? They couldn't design something better?
by Prasad
05 Oct 2018 11:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 420
Views: 39314

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

There are demographic dangers though with differential fall in TFR's though. That is something such reports do not dwell on however.
by Prasad
04 Oct 2018 13:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2189
Views: 341110

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

"Demand compression" is such a fancy term for "stop buying stuff" . I agree that switching to domestic sources is a far more useful idea - it's not like the economy is overheating, and trying to bridge the demand-supply gap due to a rise in the import bill by reducing demand, so...
by Prasad
03 Oct 2018 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 751463

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Protection from an exploded engine and Instrumentation too.
by Prasad
01 Oct 2018 07:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2189
Views: 341110

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The exemption appears to be of manufacturing equipment and not components themselves. Might make it cheaper to manufacture components here as we are trying to pull in more of these guys to make here. We aren't at China's level yet to start making those tools too. So good move imo.
by Prasad
30 Sep 2018 08:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2285
Views: 280845

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

Two plus One seems to be their new Sooth Asia strategy. They brought this up with Bhutan too.
by Prasad
30 Sep 2018 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2850
Views: 471521

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The Z10 has a chin mounted gun slaved to the pilots helmet
by Prasad
30 Sep 2018 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 976
Views: 90062

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Rather than restarting the F22 line try could continue developing their own 5th gen program. Even if the costs are comparable, it'll atleast let them develop their own tech. Doubt GE would be averse to selling them an engine or the us govt.
by Prasad
26 Sep 2018 22:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2285
Views: 280845

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

Its the journalists who are being denied. They are the eyes and ears and they get shadowed and harassed. They dont need govt officials to enter Tibet :)
by Prasad
26 Sep 2018 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1418
Views: 197549

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: 2850
Views: 471521

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: 1134
Views: 108327

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: 1134
Views: 108327

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: 4602
Views: 334814

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: 2285
Views: 280845

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: 2189
Views: 341110

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: 2189
Views: 341110

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: 2189
Views: 341110

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: 4602
Views: 334814

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: 2612
Views: 524428

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: 2189
Views: 341110

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: 2189
Views: 341110

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: 11973

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: 2612
Views: 524428

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: 2612
Views: 524428

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: 3714
Views: 185610

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: 510
Views: 80952

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 - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 680
Views: 35160

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: 2189
Views: 341110

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.

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