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by tejas
01 Aug 2012 09:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 162075

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Despite all that I have seen and learned, I am humbled just about every day at my job. I work with people who are amazingly intelligent and subspecialized in their own fields in medicine. Never have I heard them call someone who was in a different field and knew less about their field ignorant. I ha...
by tejas
01 Aug 2012 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4997
Views: 959441

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

In the article, the Kaveri project director says with help from Snecma the 90 kN engine will take 5 years to fructify.
by tejas
01 Aug 2012 07:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 162075

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Obviously the F-18 delivers ordnance via pylons its not a B-52. The original graphic describes it as a gun bay door which I carelessly called a bomb bay door. I don't feel the need to constantly call people ignorant if they have less speciializedv knowledge than me about a given field. After driving...
by tejas
01 Aug 2012 05:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 162075

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

^^^^ Did u bother to read my post??? I was referring to the wire harness that two men could put together.Yet you continue you spout off on the bomb bay door. If you could get off your high horse and read for one moment you would realize that. I do not wish to continue this meaningless discussion fur...
by tejas
01 Aug 2012 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2012
Replies: 2842
Views: 87591

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2

Folks, take a break and enjoy this gem:


Now I know why the koran allows a man to beat his wife. :!:
by tejas
31 Jul 2012 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4997
Views: 959441

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

According to the article posted by Vic and it was straight from the Kaveri project director, Snecma was providing SCB tech. thermal barrier coating tech. and Blisk tech. So what the hell is GTRE providing. The extent of tech. transfer by Snecma is essentially gifting India the ability to produce gas...
by tejas
31 Jul 2012 12:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 168020

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Nash, that TOI-let news report was the least informative piece of reporting that was DDM at its worst. Akin to horoscope reporting-- each reader at home can read into it what he wants. I came away thinking WTF? First Akash barely has a range of 30 (28) km. The Novator K-100 is vapor ware. 400 km for...
by tejas
29 Jul 2012 22:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 165125

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

That turret looks much less boxy even discounting the ERA add on. I say stop any further T-90 orders and use what we have as target practice for this monster :lol:
by tejas
29 Jul 2012 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 517985

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^ Sultan Alam, a member of a Muslim student group in Assam, called for an inquiry by the nation’s top law enforcement agency. “The minority community here has been ruined by the violence,” he said in a telephone interview, demanding more benefits for Muslims. “We just want our rightful share in ev...
by tejas
29 Jul 2012 06:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 285637

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Man that is an awesome looking tank 8) Is it an optical illusion due to the ERA add on or does the turret silhouette appear more streamlined?
by tejas
29 Jul 2012 06:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 763233

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

Nukavarapu, I did hear Dr. Saraswat say that. BTW I am quite impressed with Astra Microwave and not just cause they are from my hometown (Tenali actually but close enough). I think once a critical mass of private players ( integrators not just subcontractors) emerges, the changes will be irreversibl...
by tejas
29 Jul 2012 05:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1161
Views: 84097

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/9432219/Baby-dies-after-Indian-hospital-removes-her-from-incubator-over-2.30-cost.html Hard to believe it is possible to die for not paying a bill less than $4. As a physician I consider this murder. The imbecile CM of Punjab considers it "u...
by tejas
29 Jul 2012 04:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 763233

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

Nukavarapu, greetings and thanks the links. IMHO DRDO has actually done quite well for itself given the limited budgetary support from the GOI and the stepmotherly treatment by the armed forces. I think the best use of their limited resources would be to concentrate on strategic systems where no one...
by tejas
29 Jul 2012 03:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 763233

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

Ramana, the model should have been junked in the 70's when South east asia started running away from India growth wise. The previous decade of 2-3% growth didn't seem to chasten anyone. Nowadays it seem incomprehensible that anyone would support this system unless they had a vested interest in milki...
by tejas
28 Jul 2012 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 763233

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

Over $500 billion of tax payer money is trapped in non-productive/under-productive PSUs in India. Think what a difference it would make if these were sold and the money spent on rural infrastructure. Additionally the businesses if properly run would be providing the govt more tax revenue. Who can de...
by tejas
28 Jul 2012 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 763233

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

The reason I have a very good feeling about this is that Reliance has every incentive, once it learns the ropes, to ditch its foreign joint venture partner and do everything( and keep all the profits) itself. If this is duplicated across other sectors India will be freed of imports. The money was ju...
by tejas
28 Jul 2012 07:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 206035

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

I was thinking the same thing about Reliance's lobbying "skills." Somehow i think it will be much more difficult for an Indian company to get away with shoddy quality that would easily pass by a foreign company. Especially if they have other domestic private competitors who want a piece of...
by tejas
28 Jul 2012 06:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2012
Replies: 2842
Views: 87591

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2

Theo what are you talking about? Recent polls in Egypt show the majority of the population wants their legal system to use Saudi Barbaria as its template. Unfortunately in the Islamic world the story is universally the same. Degeneration into mindless 6th century savagery that masquerades as religio...
by tejas
28 Jul 2012 03:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 162075

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Greetings indranilroy. My point is not to belittle HAL. That entity, IMHO, can never compete with a Boeing or Lockheed Martin because of its very structure. No competition, no reward for innovation and no punishment for failure. And to top it all off incessant political interference. It is a recipe ...
by tejas
28 Jul 2012 00:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 162075

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

PratikDas, thanks for noting that and no reason for the ji :) Having seen Indians compete with and best what competition the world has to offer here in the US, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that India could produce the entire F-18 if the reverse Midas touch of the govt was removed. The mar...
by tejas
27 Jul 2012 23:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 162075

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Kartik it is with a profound sense of frustration and hyperbole that I posted what I said. One of the partners in my group has a brother who owns his own company that machines parts for various companies mostly defense. I have been to his plant and know what such work entails. If you are proud that ...
by tejas
27 Jul 2012 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 517985

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^ Is Islam compatible with democracy? A secular state? A multicultural country? I believe we all know the answers to these questions. Civil war is avoidable when the mohammedean population is below a certain threshold and they know they will be destroyed by the violence they create.The Kangress pa...
by tejas
27 Jul 2012 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 517985

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^ +1000. Is it a mere coincidence that after muslim violence was given a disproportionate response in 2002( perhaps for the first time in India's history) in Gujarat, there have been no more riots there in 10 years? I think not. That these BD ba$tards can engage in violence when they are illegal a...
by tejas
27 Jul 2012 19:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 162075

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

However, I am not too sure if I am understanding this (at all). Is the GoI/MoD/IN accepting these components as part of the offsets? Since this is a FMS deal Boeing is not obligated with offsets, but has volunteered. Good question boss. I had not thought of that. I assume these parts are manufactur...
by tejas
27 Jul 2012 09:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 162075

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

The garbage HAL is building for the F-18 is doors and "wire harnesses" the latter could probably be built by two guys in their garage. It's an offset for other Boeing sales in India.
by tejas
27 Jul 2012 08:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 206035

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

^^^ I hope this is the death knell for HAL. Lets see if Reliance can do what decades of govt monopolies could not. I bet they can but they will need govt support just like in the West. The difference between govt supporting private industry in a competitive environment vs monoply DPSUs is the former...
by tejas
27 Jul 2012 08:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 162075

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

NRao, I was referring to Wikileaks which stated US arms vendors thought HAL was incapable of producing equipment for them and was at least 20-30 years behind in tech. As HAL seems to be building glorified toilet seats for Boeing, seems they are not far from the truth.
by tejas
26 Jul 2012 19:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 162075

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Impressive offset work for the GOI monopoly HAL. Boeing must really respect these guys.

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by tejas
26 Jul 2012 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 517985

Re: Internal Security Watch

After a long time I brought myself to this thread as I purposely wanted to remain ignorant of events in Assam as I had a sneaking suspicion as to what was happening. If you read the mainstream English press from India you would have no idea what was going on. What is the use of spending money on nuc...
by tejas
25 Jul 2012 21:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 659104

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

GD, Rafale has CFTs:

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by tejas
23 Jul 2012 22:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 165125

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

^^^^ Not sure whether to laugh or cry. Wonder if there are enough bullets in the world to takes care of the people in India who should be shot.
by tejas
23 Jul 2012 07:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 404456

Re: Indian Autos Thread

I absolutely hope this is not a rumor. The hoolaganism in Manesar needs to be rewarded with a relocation to an area where business is welcome. People in states which are in a race to the bottom need to be sent a message.
by tejas
22 Jul 2012 05:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 189487

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Varunkumar, you have hit the nail right on its head. The problem is India has these type of people in spades. And even worse their disease is prevalent at the highest levels of govt.
by tejas
21 Jul 2012 22:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 165125

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

^^^^ What the hell are you smoking? I have seen quotes from IA officer who states you can't compare a Mercedes (Arjun) to a Maruti (T-90). Another direct quote from a very high ranking officer was the IA was interested in future technology and the Arjun was a current technology tank. Not only is thi...
by tejas
21 Jul 2012 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 165401

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

While some kafirs are trying to discover blasphemous subatomic particles, fathfools are asking truly scholarly questions such as this inquisitive fellow. From the I can't make this $hit up department: http://www.emirates247.com/hala-ramadan/ask-the-scholar-using-asthma-sprays-during-fasting-in-ramad...
by tejas
21 Jul 2012 15:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 165125

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

The IA arguments for the Tin Can-90 and against Arjun are so laughable that I cannot accept anything but malafide intentions. Ah yes the Arjun is a BMW and the tin can-90 a Lada so please don't compare even thogh the army had to leave out necessary equipment off the T-90 to artificially lower its pr...
by tejas
21 Jul 2012 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 285637

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Lets make them feel like a part of India. Repeal Article 370 and reduce their per capita aid from the Center, currently the highest in the country, to the all-India average. As for inclusion/assimilation you are kidding right? Where Islam is a majority on this planet, without exception, minority saf...
by tejas
21 Jul 2012 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 285637

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Greetings Indranilroy. I do not mind a well trimmed beard. As for Kashmiris, my heart goes out to the 500,000 driven by violence from their homes. Not to the people responsible for the ethnic cleansing. Cheers.
by tejas
21 Jul 2012 08:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 285637

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

That type of ratty beard looks like a turd world soldier from Poakistan or some other Islamist hellhole. Completely unprofessional looking. :( :( :(
by tejas
17 Jul 2012 08:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1811
Views: 165333

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

At 80,000 tons plus Unkil is the only game in town. To date the largest carrier Frenchies have built is Charles De Gaulle at 42,000 tons full load (37,000 tons std.) And even there they effed up in terms of length of the ship needed for E2 Hawkeye take off. Problem is Unkil is not generous with cons...

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