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by csaurabh
02 Oct 2020 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4362
Views: 1046987

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

The space industry is inherently tied to the MIC, which is woefully lacking. This is why programs like Arihant, IAC, Tejas LCA, Arjun, Aakash, Dhanush, Brhamos and others so important in the long run. They build up the technical and scientific base. I would take it a step further. I think the term ...
by csaurabh
01 Oct 2020 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4362
Views: 1046987

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

https://jatan.space/missing-science-from-mangalyaan/ According to ISRO’s official list of publications, there have been only 27 peer-reviewed papers relating to Mangalyaan, after six years in orbit. In contrast, MAVEN has helped produce many seminal scientific results about the martian atmosphere, ...
by csaurabh
22 Sep 2020 15:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086832

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

That hits like f-ing ton of bricks. It must change. We've been working on the LCA since 1980s. Four decades of indigenization cannot leave the plane still hostage to a phoren supply chain. We are giving them financial relief? Who is giving Indian aerospace suppliers financial and technical relief? ...
by csaurabh
21 Sep 2020 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969352

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

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by csaurabh
19 Sep 2020 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4362
Views: 1046987

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

For the simple fact that it can lead to a never-ending quest for ISRO to do everything under the sun. They are operating in a relatively technologically backward country. If there is not sufficient domestic demand for technologies that ISRO needs, it makes no sense to do these domestically if the p...
by csaurabh
15 Sep 2020 14:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 377
Views: 107459

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

Converting CO2 and H2 (from H2O) into methanol is a thermodynamically uphill process. You put far more energy into it than what you can get out. Infact the thermodynamically efficient process is the reverse, ie. burning methanol to produce CO2 and H2O This means that the methanol thus produced is no...
by csaurabh
15 Sep 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742887

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

MODs please excuse.. am cross posting this from the economic forum. It's a request to all, to see if any help can be extended to this gentleman I (and others) have posted multiple times about his ongoing dogged efforts to build his (and India's) civilian transport for the past 2 decades... https://...
by csaurabh
04 Sep 2020 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4362
Views: 1046987

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

If a part is designed using imported software, built using imported materials and imported machinery and imported manufacturing software, then how indigenous is it really? It is a step up from simply importing the part, but a long long way from true indigenization. In my opinion, we are getting stu...
by csaurabh
30 Aug 2020 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4362
Views: 1046987

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

ISRO Annual Report 2019-20 page 76 Indigenisation Launch vehicles and satellites use various critical materials and components which are space qualified. Even though Indian industries are supplying a majority of the materials, few critical materials and electronics components & packages are sti...
by csaurabh
27 Aug 2020 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 336150

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Look what happens when I don't check forums for a couple of days :lol: I am going to ignore that nonsensical arithmetic question. What does he think this is, math olympiad? LOL I am an entrepreneur in the space sector, based in India. I interact with these people on a regular basis. I think I would ...
by csaurabh
27 Aug 2020 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742887

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

Update from the IDEX DISC challenge for startups. Here are the terms and conditions. 1) You (the startup) must put in an equivalent amount of what we (Armed forces) are putting in, for development cost. For example if AF is giving Rs. 70 lakh you must put in 70 lakhs of your own as well. 2) You must...
by csaurabh
27 Aug 2020 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4362
Views: 1046987

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

^^^ I'm not aware of that. Which components rely on foreign suppliers ? Pretty much all types of components and facilities. For example: Little micro-valves that supply tiny amounts of propellant to thrusters (think pencil battery size). These cost a cool Rs. 1 Lakh each and are imported from Lee V...
by csaurabh
25 Aug 2020 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4362
Views: 1046987

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

Why was this decision not taken long ago? Govt's Decision To Ban Import Of Communication Satellites Opens Up Huge Opportunity For Private Players: ISRO Chief https://swarajyamag.com/news-brief/govts-decision-to-ban-import-of-communication-satellites-opens-up-huge-opportunity-for-private-players-isr...
by csaurabh
19 Aug 2020 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 336150

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

I find these repeated (ad absurdum) claims to authority quite laughable. Crash course: Images are taken by electro-optic sensors when EM radiation (light, IR, etc. ) falls on it when it is channeled through an optical train ( comprised of lenses, mirrors, differactive elements, etc. ) and this data ...
by csaurabh
19 Aug 2020 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 177
Views: 24870

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

My laptop has a 45nm chip. It works fine for pretty much everything.

Really don't understand this obsession with 'we must have the best or nothing at all' nonsense.
by csaurabh
17 Aug 2020 11:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5594
Views: 1187720

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Telangana seems to be unusually high on that list. Bihar as well - its usually in the last position.
by csaurabh
15 Aug 2020 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 336150

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

What is exaggerated is the idea that collecting TBs of data or billions of measurements is some kind of 'achievement'. Like I said.. leave a camera on for a day or two and it will collect TBs of data. ^^^The larger question here is that images and data have not been released to the public from the C...
by csaurabh
12 Aug 2020 14:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5594
Views: 1187720

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yeah they can be alternately sourced, but the cost?
A typical industrial camera from China would cost 1/4th to 1/10th that of a typical western product.
That is why we are buying from China in the first place!
by csaurabh
09 Aug 2020 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742887

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

It is not always lobbying, corruption etc. Much of the shenanigans can be attributed to the phenomenon called "Indiligence" "Indiligence" is a combination of words Indian and Intelligence. The primary driving factor for this is the insatiable urge to demonstrate your intelligenc...
by csaurabh
05 Aug 2020 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 336150

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

- Camera - Taken 2.9 million images - Thermometer - Made 524 billion thermal measurements - Gathered 12000 TB of data. (But most people really do not know/care etc... similarly CY2 is doing it's work without too-much fanfare..:) . This is quite exaggerated. A camera if taking images of 1000x1000 pi...
by csaurabh
04 Aug 2020 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4362
Views: 1046987

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

ISRO does not hire media/PR people. They don't take it too seriously, from what I know the job is palmed off to jr. engineers. So don't expect a lot of updates regarding Chandrayaan, etc. It is a very hush hush organization, which only releases info now and then. Which is strange because 99% of what...
by csaurabh
04 Aug 2020 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742887

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

There is NO progress towards atma-nirbharta. Import lobby has sabotaged everything. One well reputed company I know was awarded a grant to develop an indigenous replacement for Carl Gustav Rocket launcher. After a ton of red tape compliances they were awarded 10% of the promised grant for the first...
by csaurabh
16 Jul 2020 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742887

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

Like we track here the developments of LCA, wouldn't it be a good idea to do the same for desi products progress of desi products? Like dates for RFI/RFP, DCC approvals, CCS approval, etc? It would help us estimate typical progress towards atmanirbharta. There is NO progress towards atma-nirbharta....
by csaurabh
16 Jul 2020 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206636

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^ I think high time we stop blaming OFB for everything and approach this rationally. Army procurement should be analysed rationally else we will be no different from Pakistani citizens. There are 14 positive cases in HAL bangalore but the work is going on but that did not get the LCA MK1 order, d...
by csaurabh
16 Jul 2020 09:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1169
Views: 186686

Re: Indian IT Industry

AIM (Abhijit Iyer Mitra) has written utter nonsense regarding Rafale, Tejas, and engineering and research in general. He is also a big fan of importing, esp. from US. His views on economics are not much better. There are far better defense journalists for example look up Amit R. Kashyap in youtube. ...
by csaurabh
15 Jul 2020 10:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1169
Views: 186686

Re: Indian IT Industry

Is Abhijit Iyer-Mitra's scathing assessment of the Indian IT sector well considered? Or is he being very unfair and vicious with regard to "cyber coolies". India needs those people! And if Indians aren't doing it, other countries will get the jobs- Brazil, Russia, Philippines, Vietnam et ...
by csaurabh
15 Jul 2020 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742887

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

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/captains-musings/defence-procurement-nothing-has-changed-in-the-last-three-decades/ Defence procurement : Nothing has changed in the last three decades Nothing much seems to have changed in the last three decades in defence procurement. I reproduce below a p...
by csaurabh
14 Jul 2020 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742887

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

Seeing the MoD and military procurement officials' unending appetites for imports, I feel many important private sector firms such as Kalyani Strategic systems, L&T etc which were supposed to provide indigenous capabilities, will start shutting shop in the coming years or at the very least draw...
by csaurabh
11 Jul 2020 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2408
Views: 515861

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

I did some quick reading on him. There seems to be very little info available on what he is actually doing. The website doesn't really have any pics or technical details. The only things mentioned in articles is that the mines are detected using multi-spectral imaging. Which is possible I guess. Mul...
by csaurabh
11 Jul 2020 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2408
Views: 515861

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

I am sure many of you have read about the drone boy who has won accolades all over the world and been offered a job at DRDO by the PM. It did sound suspicious to most of us. story debunked https://www.opindia.com/2020/07/drone-boy-scientist-prathap-nm-600-drones-ewaste-fact-check-fake-claim/amp/?__...
by csaurabh
10 Jul 2020 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Politics of Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 1404

Re: Politics of Economics

Thanks for the thread Mukkanji If I may, there is a wider implication and also policy of the politics of economics... India is I think the ONLY major country which does not practice economic nationalism.....of course CHina but also US, Korea, Japan, RU, FR and DE are all active in this space of pro...
by csaurabh
10 Jul 2020 11:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5594
Views: 1187720

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

suryag I liked you original post. I think you should revert it. I think the consensus is that while some ( though small relative to our population ) good engineering/research work is being done in the country, it is usually done under multi-national companies. Which does not really help a lot in nat...
by csaurabh
09 Jul 2020 22:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5594
Views: 1187720

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Consumer facing fabs aren't necessarily the best thing to aim for. They're low labour input (of very high skill level) and very very high capital input. That's not quite the best bang for buck. For domestic consumption needs, it's fine to encourage fabs that aren't quite on the lithographic cutting...
by csaurabh
08 Jul 2020 22:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5594
Views: 1187720

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Agreed. I don't know what all the brouhaha around apps is around. We mostly use western derived apps anyway, not Chinese ones. App development while having useful applications is not really high tech. While facebook has a market cap four times that of Lockheed Martin I would definitely rather have a...
by csaurabh
08 Jul 2020 08:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742887

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

Apologies, I did not read the first post. Now I went back and read many other posts. They are hilarious. The dude's imagination is very fertile, and includes saving starving Africans from snakebites! Not to blame you but you should use some common sense. Manufacturing 600 drones would make his compa...
by csaurabh
07 Jul 2020 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742887

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

These articles scream of fake news and arrant nonsense. One particularly stupid idea seems to be using a mixer grinder motor to run a drone. Firstly the mixer grinder runs on AC power ( which isn't available on a drone ), and secondly drones use high rpm low weight BLDC motors which the mixer grinde...
by csaurabh
06 Jul 2020 19:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1169
Views: 186686

Re: Indian IT Industry

Developing tech products takes lot of investment. Even in US, maybe only 1 in 1000 are successful. But that one successful will make up for the loss in 999 failed ones. There is only very limited opportunity in India to recoup any investment developing tech products. There is no IPO markets for tec...
by csaurabh
30 Jun 2020 20:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1493
Views: 175576

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

The Chinese focused on building these kinds of heavy infrastructure machinery just to avoid being bottlenecked by monopoly western suppliers like Herrenknecht . We are going to be forced to do the same - to avoid dependency on both the west and the Chinese . It certainly isn’t going to be easy or q...
by csaurabh
28 Jun 2020 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742887

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

Let me give you guys some perspective on the so called attempts to build domestic military industrial complex in India that I witnessed first hand. A year back, we were finalists in the first IDEX (innovations for defense excellence ) startup challenge. Our product was good. We had a good potential ...
by csaurabh
21 Jun 2020 08:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969352

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

Can anyone tell me exactly why soldiers were fighting with clubs or other melee weapons?

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