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by ravar
05 Jun 2017 20:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis
Replies: 424
Views: 66334

Re: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis

BRILLIANT. Watched it live on TV. To me the highlight of this mission as at 39.5 in the following video. The a few seconds before the confirmation of the CUS ignition in the commentary, a man in white shirt and glasses peers into his screen, just after L110 separation and starts smiling and then wh...
by ravar
17 Jul 2015 13:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 276917

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

^^Just as I guessed- LPSC Hq at Valiamala, Tvpm, has not been renamed. "Formerly, IPRC was known as LPSC, Mahendragiri and taking cognizance of the future growth of the space program of our nation and the concomitant expansion at Mahendragiri, it was elevated as IPRC with effect from February 0...
by ravar
18 Oct 2014 22:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 207664

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Noob question- Post ignition, once the missile lifts-off from the vertical scaffold/frame, what tech ensures that it does not hit against the scaffold from inside until its entire 24-feet length is ejected. Is there some kind of controlled contact maintained like a groove or something (say like a ri...
by ravar
25 Sep 2014 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 143870

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Apologies for being OT, but this incident is etched in my memory- IIRC, it was after the launch ceremony of Resourcesat-2, that the then Minister of of State for Parliamentary Affairs and PMO, V Narayanaswamy attended at SHAR, during his victory-speech that was telecast live on DD, thanked the Itali...
by ravar
24 Sep 2014 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 143870

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Yaaay! Bharat becomes the first nation to break the Martian jinx Congrats #ISRO #Mangalyaan
by ravar
24 Sep 2014 06:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 143870

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

^Mangalyaan is just a 'nickname'? Source?

Last time I checked, there are so many problems 'everywhere'; So better keep quiet :-? - Nice explanation when pointing out the anomaly in naming a prestigious project which will be known down to future generations.
by ravar
24 Sep 2014 05:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 143870

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Slightly OT I have noticed that all press releases and communication done by ISRO through MSM and SM (FB and Twitter) address the mission with the acronym MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) though there is already an original Samskrit name, Mangalyaan. Strangely enough, the space agency has NOT used the ter...
by ravar
22 Sep 2014 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 143870

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Is anyone (DD, ISRO website) covering this live?
by ravar
21 Sep 2014 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 143870

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Interesting to note that ISRO chose MOI with MangalyAn in the blind i.e., from T +5 to T+ 30.43 minutes, there is NO telemetry. Newbie question- is there any option of recording the data by the spacecraft during the blind period and transmitting it back once the telemetry resumes? (ISRO can surely ...
by ravar
21 Sep 2014 09:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 143870

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Interesting to note that ISRO chose MOI with MangalyAn in the blind i.e., from T +5 to T+ 30.43 minutes, there is NO telemetry. Newbie question- is there any option of recording the data by the spacecraft during the blind period and transmitting it back once the telemetry resumes? (ISRO can surely u...
by ravar
19 Aug 2014 11:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555530

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Russia, India to construct passenger airliner - United Aircraft Corporation Russia’s Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company (JSC) and its Indian partners plan to embark on the joint construction of multipurpose transport airliner, United Aircraft Corporation's President Mikhail Pogosyan told RIA Novosti. ...
by ravar
22 Jun 2014 00:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 182283

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

OT ^^While at it, can someone share/suggest good resources (links/e-books) on the cross-pollination of Left-Libs with Islamism starting from the historical origin and further evolution to the present day.

A hasty Googling hardly revealed any material of substance. TIA
by ravar
21 Jun 2014 23:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 182283

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

Muslim Student Who Ignited Media Firestorm at Benghazi Panel a 'Family Friend' of Convicted Terrorist Brigitte Gabriel's fitting reply in the video can be widely used as a template to the question- "but everyone is tarnishing Islam which actually has a majority of peaceful followers" Left...
by ravar
21 Jun 2014 22:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 781684

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

More details in this report by Rajat Pandit http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Desi-Bofors-howitzer-undergoes-final-trials-in-major-boost-to-indigenization/articleshow/36922267.cms NEW DELHI: In a major boost to defence indigenisation, the desi Bofors howitzer has now entered its final round o...
by ravar
21 Jun 2014 12:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 306736

Re: The Red Menace

X-post https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqEwbwoCQAE--Yl.jpg someone please translate , its a poem by CPM calling mother india a prostitute If p0rn is poetry, this will qualify; hence, is better not to translate. But you are right, India is being compared to a prostitute and NaMo and nationalists to pimps...
by ravar
02 Jun 2014 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 536388

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

is totally irrelevant to P. Bharara Esq holding up the laws of the country he is a citizen of and his promise to hold up the responsibilities of his office Arguing pretty rich stuff for PB as he let go the Russians caught in the insurance embezzlement case just a few days before DK-drama. Mighty im...
by ravar
30 May 2014 17:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 188596

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^ Since, all the Raksha Mantris turn up in Kurta-pyjamas (the former DM, AKA in dhoti) at all military establishments in India, is there any relevance to the 'formal' dress code at all. And the bigger issue being why not 'formalize' kurta-pyjama/dhoti for civilians in such cases since these are par...
by ravar
30 May 2014 16:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 188596

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

A few of my friends in Shimla had this experience a few days back. Tweeted the same to Hon Def Min and ADGPI (not sure whether it is the dept which takes public-feedback but could find only this one official handle of Indian Army on Twitter) काकतालीय @kakataliya · May 28 @arunjaitley @adgpi Sir, jus...
by ravar
25 May 2014 15:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 536388

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

1. GoI grants and support to Indic NGOs and movements regardless of religion (There are several Christian leaders who have incorporated the wisdom of Bharath or atleast fully appreciate wisdom and values of Bharath. Ex: http://www.ocoy.org/, http://www.vagamon.com/kurisumala/kurisumala.htm, ) .... ...
by ravar
15 May 2014 14:12
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1386381

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

The two need not be mutually exclusive, do they? Not necessary but Need to have substance before Form. There is no Primacy of Form over content. Superficiality is something which is build into Western template currently followed. Need not be suitable for our culture. Precisely. Which is one of the ...
by ravar
15 May 2014 12:04
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1386381

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

the 'official' dress of khaki shorts. At least this is what is widely disseminated even by the official FB page of the Sangh in the innumerable pics that are posted there. Its their Work and not the attire they wear is the defining characteristics of RSS. People in distress and victims of natural c...
by ravar
15 May 2014 11:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1386381

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Atri ji, the mainstream perception of RSS, by which I mean, that which comes first to the mind of an ordinary person is the 'official' dress of khaki shorts. At least this is what is widely disseminated even by the official FB page of the Sangh in the innumerable pics that are posted there. (IOW, wh...
by ravar
15 May 2014 08:44
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1386381

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

@RajeshA @atri A babu from North Block told me few days back that Sangh's clothing & appearance needs relook and needs to be made more acceptable for current gen , many padha likha elite uber youth want to join but are prevented by appearance This is cent per cent true, and I can vouch for it h...
by ravar
25 Apr 2014 17:05
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1386381

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Hope we had more of such analyses by 'reversing the gaze' on the West. Read in full 'Modi, Media and the theology of apology' - The Indian media narrative has followed the Christian script of the West on the apology-redemption track while Modi is responding from an Indian cultural lens. http://www.t...
by ravar
27 Mar 2014 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 113788

Re: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing

CNN interviews the former founder of Malaysian Airlines who is credited with knowing the captain for~ 30 years and gives him a clean chit.
He apparently knew the co-pilot too, too well to acquit him as well. The reason? "... he could recite the entire Koran by-heart and was a good muslim"!
by ravar
18 Mar 2014 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 113788

Re: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Credence to foul-play by the captain, if true- 'US military base, South Asian airports in MH370 pilot’s simulator, says paper' http://my.news.yahoo.com/us-military-south-asian-airports-mh370-pilot-simulator-020501547.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook Quote- "Among the software...
by ravar
01 Mar 2014 15:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 276917

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Any foreseeable threat to the SC engine tie-up of ISRO with Ukraine wrt to the regime change there? As per WikiLeaks, Ukraine had sought US approval before entering into a contract with ISRO. It needs to be assumed that it received US blessings to go ahead. So, a pro-West regime in Ukraine might not...
by ravar
05 Jan 2014 08:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 276917

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Quote- "Just to indicate how complex this is the rocket cone gets heated so much that it should melt so part of the cryogenic fuel actually circulates around the engine nozzle (the inverted aluminium bucket :) ) to cool it and simultaneously gets converted to gaseous form to enter the ignition ...
by ravar
03 Jan 2014 04:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 276917

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

The s200 sold rocket boosters of GSLV Mk III has flex nozzles. The GSLV Mk2 shares the same S139 solid fueled stage Not sure whether GSLV Mk1 and 2 share the SITVC. Remember that its core shuts down earlier at 100s but the liquid-strap-ons shut down only at 148s. So, 48s of unguided flight seems im...
by ravar
19 Nov 2013 10:01
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1386381

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

^^Ramana garu, you mean Shekhar Gupta of IE owns slaughterhouse? My google search didn't yield any result. If true, this needs wide circulation. Any links to share? TIA
by ravar
04 Sep 2013 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 584628

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Apologies if posted earlier- UK Telegraph: New Hacked Emails Implicate US Involvement In Staged Chemical Attack A hacker gained access to U.S. Army Col. Anthony J. MacDonald’s email account by first gaining access to his LinkedIn account. Within the enormous haul of emails collected, the hacker noti...
by ravar
03 Sep 2013 08:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 196942

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I am confused by the numbers quoted in the article- Engines manufactured by US-based General Electric Aviation would be powering these indigenously manufactured LCAs after the global giant won the contract in 2010. After the initial supply of 99 engines (GE F-404 and GE F-414) for IAF and Indian Nav...
by ravar
26 Aug 2013 09:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 626207

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

^^^ IIRC the previous reports, land-acquisition had already started for the second launch-site at Nagayalanka (an island like Sriharkota) by ISRO near Machilipatnam, A.P. The latter location has a missile testing range too coming up, undertaken by DRDO due to the benefits of uninhabited yet vast str...
by ravar
22 Aug 2013 09:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 723
Views: 154853

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Traditional Knowledge Systems (TKS) by Rajiv Malhotra

http://www.jagritbharat.com/index.php/o ... ge-systems

Cf the earlier discussion on Indian agri thread on Cow urine, ZBNF
by ravar
19 Aug 2013 09:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 626207

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

All the best ISRO! Though considering the complexity of cryo propulsion, I am mentally prepared to accept a couple of more failures. Meanwhile, a newbie question- the space shuttlle's main engines are also cryo and the flames are bluish-white in colour while that of CE 7.5 (as seen on the video of t...
by ravar
11 Jul 2013 19:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 626207

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

^^ Without taking away any credit due to Indian scientists in the semi-cryo project, ISRO has a tie-up with Ukraine on the same.
by ravar
25 Apr 2013 13:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 392216

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Meanwhile, The Chindu is doing what it is paid to do... Don’t get China wrong The Chinese are at it again. Or so we are told by the Indian media , which have worked themselves into a lather over the recent Chinese “incursion” in Ladakh. The latest move is held up as yet another example of China’s lo...
by ravar
06 Dec 2012 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 306736

Re: The Red Menace

^^Agree. Today's meeting at Kochi was attended by Sri. V. B. Cherian, IIRC, ex- Party Secretary, who is/was considered by many as an important guy in the party (though it seems he has fallen out with the party honchos for his controversial stance on certain issues). At one time, the joke in Kerala w...
by ravar
05 Dec 2012 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 306736

Re: The Red Menace

Didn't know where else to post this- http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a492/RAVARKNIGHT/CommunismmeetsSpirituality.jpg The Russian delegation consists of Communists themselves and have three confirmed public seminars with the Communist leaders of Kerala. One at Kollam (which concluded today) and t...
by ravar
09 Sep 2012 10:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 626207

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Congratulations ISRO! Way to go! Felt from the plotting graph that for PS4 there was some deviation initially which got self-corrected which I believe the vehicle is designed to do itself. Hope DD can get its act together for better production standards (gremlins, focusing shots on videshi visitors ...

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