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by csaurabh
04 Mar 2021 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 12574

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

One not-so-publicized satellite is the "Sindhu Netra" developed by DRDO with a University. For monitoring vessels in the Indian Ocean, South China sea etc. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/drdos-sindhu-netra-surveillance-satellite-deployed-in-space-will-help-to-monitor-in...
by csaurabh
04 Mar 2021 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 12574

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

There are lots of these two bit 'precision manufacturing' companies. Invariably they use all foreign-made equipment and do the manufacturing operations as per the design and direction of ISRO/DRDO/etc. It is good that they have some competence but don't expect them to contribute much to indigenizati...
by csaurabh
24 Feb 2021 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 12574

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

Without belittling or disrespecting your accomplishments and difficulties, i would suggest that with a demonstrated capability with PSLVs and GSLV seris of launchers, two launch pads (or is it three) and a second site under discussion, the ABCs are learnt. Do clarify what you mean is missing though...
by csaurabh
23 Feb 2021 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 12574

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

I'm sure the Americans and Russians learnt ABC first. Perhaps that is why they could write the essay?
Hope you can get the analogy.
by csaurabh
23 Feb 2021 17:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 428
Views: 123973

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

Govt is doing what it can. Given its constraints I don't think it can do much better. What constraints -- fundamental features of the setup as a whole or what? Pls elaborate if you can Lethargy. Bureaucratic attitudes. No long term vision. Laziness. I'm sure we are aware of what the government sect...
by csaurabh
22 Feb 2021 12:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 428
Views: 123973

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

+1, 100% I have started a manufacturing R&D company, 2 years running, some success . Tremendously challenging at every level. Totally different from some % profit waala baniyagiri which is what most people understand the private sector to be. They don't associate private company with IP or R&am...
by csaurabh
22 Feb 2021 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 12574

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

.We must take some risks and instead of taking 20 years to 100 tons, try to reduce to a more competitive, aggressive schedule. Throw our best and brightest at the problem and take it as a national challenge. We routinely throw billions at farmers, let’s throw 10-20 billion to leap ahead in space. L...
by csaurabh
20 Feb 2021 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1323
Views: 380752

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

K9 being a SoKo gun what’s the level of desification? Per a defence AV, it is 50% by Value and 80% by parts volume. L&T did a phenomenal job in engaging the MSME sector and got nearly 1000 different enterprises to develop 13,000 different parts that goes in the K9. Though beats me on how fruitf...
by csaurabh
19 Feb 2021 15:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 12574

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

Only someone clueless about the tech situation in India could believe that we are 'getting there'. People who don't grasp the vast scale and sophistication of the Western high tech manufacturing ecosystem. America in the 1960s was a superpower with all the modern technology of the time. At it's peak...
by csaurabh
17 Feb 2021 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4462
Views: 830681

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

HAL and MIDHANI sign MoU to develop composite raw materials. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for development and production of composite raw materials during the Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru on February 04,...
by csaurabh
10 Feb 2021 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 12574

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

I have been following Agnikul's work and spoken to a few of them over the last few years.
Kudos to them, it is a good achievement.
by csaurabh
06 Feb 2021 12:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 12574

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

Most of the university satellites are plug and play/ assembly technology only. They all use commercially available and certified components. It is mainly done for reasons of prestige and showing off. Believe me, I have worked on one. These and so called 'kids' satellites are just soon to be space de...
by csaurabh
02 Feb 2021 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 555
Views: 129925

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

We have submitted a proposal for indigenising one of these LRUs under the TDF scheme of DRDO, however the progress of approval on their side is quite slow. The task of indigenous technology development is quite tedious and can only go forward with strong political will, otherwise, babus will be tot...
by csaurabh
01 Feb 2021 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 555
Views: 129925

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

to all the gurus a noob pooch, while the current radar in MK1A is supposed to come with collaboration from isreal and ejection seats from martin baker from Uk and engine from GE in the US, the other 340 odd items of which about 60% were made in india. Do we own all the IP and licenses of those item...
by csaurabh
09 Jan 2021 19:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367988

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

That sounds a lot more rigorous than what I went through. I got mine in 2018.
by csaurabh
08 Jan 2021 10:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1119114

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

I don't buy this idea that top scientists are targeted because of 'secret technological knowledge'. First of all, such a thing hardly exists, and even where it does, it is something that suffuses through the organization and is not restricted to upper management. What these people instead provide is...
by csaurabh
07 Jan 2021 18:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1119114

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

I played a prominent role in building the Airborne SAR which could fetch India the status of world's fifth country to achieve the feat. Just before we were going to integrate the SAR with the aircraft, I was given a small office order, banning me out of the team. Possibility of big credit attracted...
by csaurabh
06 Jan 2021 17:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 428
Views: 123973

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

Most of us are here on BR because we are largely conservative folk with a moral backbone who care about India's long term interests. It is up to us to start companies with a 100 year vision that are unhindered by "let's grab whatever $$ I can this year" mentality. These companies are the ...
by csaurabh
06 Jan 2021 10:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 428
Views: 123973

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

When I said how hard it is to move from 500 nm to 100 nm technology, I was assuming we have indigenous 500nm technology. GAETEC stands for Gallium Arsenide Enabling Technology Centre. So what exactly are they enabling if the manufacturing process is imported? Is it just design and manufacture or ch...
by csaurabh
05 Jan 2021 10:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 428
Views: 123973

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

To go from one size semiconductor node to another just requires the lithography machine to be changed. All the other process machines - chemical deposition, etching, ion implantation, cutting, grinding etc. remain same, unless the wafer size is changed ( but that happens very infrequently ). Honestl...
by csaurabh
29 Dec 2020 15:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1218500

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

We need to focus on developing the entire manufacturing ecosystem rather than just focusing on Tejas aircraft.. Industry level in the country is quite pathetic! Just my personal experience speaking. When we are importing soldering irons and ball bearings, why would anyone believe we can manufacture ...
by csaurabh
19 Nov 2020 09:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1119114

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

Vipsji, it is not simply ISRO. First of all the covid lockdown isn't over. Still many restrictions in place. Secondly, there is a wide network of suppliers, vendors, importers and so on whose operations are also disrupted. And finally, I think the 2022 deadline was highly optimistic to begin with. I...
by csaurabh
18 Nov 2020 10:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 194
Views: 30739

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

H2 being produced from electrolysis of water then just produces the same water back after burning ( ie. used in fuel cell ). Nothing gained, nothing lost. Its just a storage medium. Same concept with biofuels. Also, nothing wrong releasing water high into the atmosphere. They are clouds. If the elec...
by csaurabh
18 Nov 2020 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283698

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

People who have even a slight clue about business and manufacturing would know that a company making armaments, guns, vehicles, etc. can not in any way spring up overnight. There are huge investments and preparations for years. Strange that no one has picked up on it as yet.
by csaurabh
17 Nov 2020 20:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367988

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

tandavji, I have been following your posts regarding GST/etc. for some time now. You seem to be totally against it. While no system is perfect, the system is way better than what it was before. I have no doubt. I think you should hire a good CA as a financial advisor and fix these kinds of problems....
by csaurabh
12 Nov 2020 10:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367988

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

tandavji, I have been making these kind of small payments (2k-40k) to vendors for a while now. There has not been a single case where the vendor has misrepresented himself or given a wrong bank account number. In fact the company bank accounts are directly tied to GST number and both are mentioned o...
by csaurabh
11 Nov 2020 14:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 194
Views: 30739

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

I have a question about using electrolysis for commercial H2 production. Won't you have to put in as much energy (plus some more due to <100% efficiency) to split H2 and O2, that you will eventually get back from the H2 in the fuel cell? There is no net energy obtained then is there? How is this su...
by csaurabh
11 Nov 2020 14:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367988

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It takes 10sec for C2B payment of Rs 10k however it takes a business 3-4 days to make a Rs 10k to a vendor. This is quite ridiculous, what world do you live in. It just takes half an hour to approve adding a beneficiary (vendor) - one time only- and then you can transfer to them any time using NEFT...
by csaurabh
11 Nov 2020 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283698

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

There are many companies which are sort of a backdoor for global companies . They will be 'making in India' (ie assembly technology) under the guise of 'collaboration' with a foreign company. I think we need to watch out for it. That said, I don't know the details of this case.
by csaurabh
30 Oct 2020 11:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1218500

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

Tanaji, I'm guessing that the LSP models have small design changes in them as they were still being tweaked while they were manufactured. That's why no two planes are exactly alike.

Once the design is frozen and the plane moves into mass manufacturing, they will be exactly alike.
by csaurabh
02 Oct 2020 14:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1119114

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1119114

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1218500

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: 5531
Views: 1095347

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

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by csaurabh
19 Sep 2020 11:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1119114

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: 428
Views: 123973

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: 4462
Views: 830681

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1119114

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1119114

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: 360567

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 ...

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