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by Prasad
19 Jul 2018 10:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2960
Views: 190688

Re: Iran News and Discussions

I see a lot of :(( :(( on Iran. Despite the americans wanting to bomb Iran from the time of the islamists gaining power, they haven't done it. Even this I only see as a temporary blip. Given Trump's up and down decision making, it might even reverse like NoKo peace talks.
by Prasad
19 Jul 2018 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1901
Views: 222196

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

China’s Digital Rise And India’s Digital Jeopardy Do read :) This will be the first of a multi-part set of articles on the electronics arena. Saar, great read and congrats. The gist of the matter seems to be that China is well on its way to be a semicon giant while we are literally at zero level( o...
by Prasad
16 Jul 2018 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1901
Views: 222196

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

SSridhar wrote:Prasad, great effort.

Thanks!
by Prasad
16 Jul 2018 15:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1901
Views: 222196

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

China’s Digital Rise And India’s Digital Jeopardy
Do read :)

This will be the first of a multi-part set of articles on the electronics arena.
by Prasad
10 Jul 2018 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1827
Views: 354253

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

Dileep wrote:Why Sulur?

1. Just 30 minutes flight or 5 Hours drive away from HAL
2. Relatively empty airspace
3. Deep south, away from prying eyes.
4. Plenty of space.

Perhaps we can see Tejas doing low level canyon runs in the hills of Ooty & Coonoor too.
by Prasad
08 Jul 2018 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2480
Views: 400923

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

They are poaching people from Taiwan and SoKo and Japan and others. More than espionage and tech transfer, they're getting personnel too with ridiculous compensation packages. Might or might not work, but throwing billions and a lot of effort into memory first. Other stuff will follow. Micron got ba...
by Prasad
07 Jul 2018 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60794

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

• OEMs to transfer design, development, manufacturing and repair expertise to India.
• OEMs to offer high-value technologies as part of the contract. Must specify scope, depth and range of technology transfer.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by Prasad
06 Jul 2018 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2480
Views: 400923

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

“PLA Air Force pilots are trained that it’s their mission to save the aircraft, which is state property … but this needs to change because human lives are priceless,” the veteran said. “Aircraft can be rebuilt after a crash, but pilots are irreplaceable.” Wow. Our pilots sometimes bail at the last ...
by Prasad
02 Jul 2018 22:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733070

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Carriers = Fighter acquisition. JSF vs Rafale there. Don't even need to connect the dots there.
by Prasad
30 Jun 2018 15:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 369
Views: 71376

Re: India's Shipping Sector

The shipbuilding portion got sold too?
by Prasad
28 Jun 2018 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1827
Views: 354253

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

We haven't heard anything about the AESA radar selection for the 1A yet have we?
by Prasad
26 Jun 2018 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3199
Views: 274507

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

Sir, this proposal is in the 'study' phase for 3 years. Anyone who has even the most cursory of looks at the Chinese attempts into semiconductors would cry. In an earlier report, these same guys/sources said GaN is untested technology and were wondering if it should be funded at all. So pardon my sk...
by Prasad
26 Jun 2018 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3199
Views: 274507

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

Read and weep?
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/sm ... 742340.cms?

Govt to study IISc’s Rs 2,500-crore semiconductor fab proposal

WTF is there to 'study' here?
by Prasad
26 Jun 2018 11:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2431
Views: 277422

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Indian Railways bets on massive infra boost! SAIL to supply 12 lakh tonnes of rail tracks. Last year, SAIL commissioned its 1.2 MTPA new Universal Rail Mill, and with this, the PSU began the commercial production of world’s longest single rail of 130 metres from the new URM. We discussed this somet...
by Prasad
25 Jun 2018 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1901
Views: 222196

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

. . . sent lakhs of SMSEs into oblivion millions at the lowest strata unemployed , not to mention the huge security risk from Chin mobiles and other electronic hardware . . . . . So very true. There is a lack of awareness even among many, including some very top retired bureaucrats, with some of wh...
by Prasad
25 Jun 2018 10:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 254956

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Does anyone know where we can get more detailed data about our imports? Breakup and share of what gets imported and how much it costs etc.
by Prasad
25 Jun 2018 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1827
Views: 354253

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

I have a question regarding this, once the wake of the tanker is validated for tejas, is this specific to the tanker model i.e IL-76 or would work for any ? if there's a change involved for a different model, how time consuming would that be ? IIrc there was some report of wake testing for both tan...
by Prasad
19 Jun 2018 10:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 406
Views: 36732

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

What an effing mammoth of a waste MHRD has been in this govt.
by Prasad
16 Jun 2018 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518430

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Their air forces too have only seen a ton of mud moving roles and not as many air to air in contested air space. Be it Libya or Iraq or Afg. In these same countries, including Syria, they've not fought against an equivalent army but ragtag talibunnies. Only Iraq had a semblance of an army but even t...
by Prasad
14 Jun 2018 23:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1468
Views: 188823

Re: India's Power Sector

You can use smart-meters no? for cutting off power to those who're not paying your bills.
by Prasad
14 Jun 2018 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733370

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

This was from L&T Defence at DefExpo. M/QRSAM Launches among other things.
https://vimeo.com/275115141
by Prasad
14 Jun 2018 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4431
Views: 518430

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

This was from L&T Defence at DefExpo
https://vimeo.com/275115141

We don't have vimeo embedding and our youtube channel is "suspended" for some reason.
by Prasad
13 Jun 2018 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 136
Views: 16683

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

I think this goes here - Saurav Jha caught up with @drajaykumar_ias , Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, for a free wheeling chat on indigenization, innovation& progress made in enhancing the role of the private sector in defence production. http://www.delhidefence...
by Prasad
10 Jun 2018 17:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1901
Views: 222196

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

Chola, Soko, japan aren't huge multi-group countries. China and India are. Per capita income came about by massive industrialisation plus massive american aid plus security underwriting in the form of 7th fleet against the Soviets all through the cold war and now against the Chinese. Neither China n...
by Prasad
08 Jun 2018 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 106251

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

We've got no word on the SSNs so far except that we have an SSN program.
by Prasad
06 Jun 2018 09:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1901
Views: 222196

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

Thailand also has a chinese hsr project underway.
by Prasad
05 Jun 2018 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315837

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

Might be saar. But Meteor could be bought next year and inducted starting 2020. SFDR based missile might take longer? Astra flight tests after all the redesigns was about 6 years ago iirc. SFDR might take a similar amount of time give or take a couple of years. Until then, even if we get the iDerby-...
by Prasad
01 Jun 2018 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3487
Views: 426702

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I spy 3 women in that picture. Good going.
by Prasad
01 Jun 2018 16:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733370

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

SSridhar saar
Spike is man portable. Indian alternative was in the works. No news as yet on where it is.
by Prasad
01 Jun 2018 02:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1901
Views: 222196

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

{Where the heck is this location in the IOR and why does it have a Chinese-sounding name?} China has placed seismometers in the three nearby hydrothermal fields which it reportedly named Longqi, Yuhuang and Duanqiao. Take a wild guess - http://slideplayer.com/slide/6219874/20/images/23/Global+hydro...
by Prasad
18 May 2018 12:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 254956

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

All true but oil futures aren't looking at a price increase right now. I read an article this morning (sorry forgot which one) that said short term oil is higher but lower for say december.

If the orange puppet moves on Iran it might cause it to spike further.
by Prasad
18 May 2018 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1827
Views: 354253

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

IRST isn't just the ball but a big box below it that needs space in the nose. LCA is rather tight on space.
by Prasad
17 May 2018 13:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 254956

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2018/05/16/in-a-year-of-growth-hindalcos-biggest-fear-is-dumping#gs.=KjiyzU Very interesting interview with hindalco md. Almost all of the 9 percent growth in FY18 was witnessed in the December - March period. Copper demand rose 4 percent in the January - Marc...
by Prasad
17 May 2018 11:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1753
Views: 254956

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Right. So what is the way forward? Remember, one has to keep electoral reality in mind. Big states are going for elections this year followed by general elections next year. Yindoo mode of 'i'll do good even if it means i'll lose elections and bring back upa3' isn't it. Oil may or may not slide depe...
by Prasad
17 May 2018 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2642
Views: 255298

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Nitpick. The Super-30 upgrade does not include an engine change as per my recollection. Su's dont face any issue with Power unlike Jaguar , So Engine change is not needed ......It would be nice to have a higher power engine for any fighter but it would add to cost Engine change was proposed to help...
by Prasad
17 May 2018 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1827
Views: 354253

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

Hence the '5th gen' need to have IR sensors all over the aircraft, DAS in the F-35, to have 360 degree view.
by Prasad
14 May 2018 11:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 369
Views: 71376

Re: India's Shipping Sector

As promising as this sounds, I can't help but wonder at how much of an ecological toll this will extract :(

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