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by csaurabh
02 Mar 2020 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3979
Views: 612335

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

https://twitter.com/palepurshankar/status/1228159225706139649 Any defence msme or startup wants to get incubated at IITM Research Park? Mentorship Guaranteed at your location. Get in touch with either Gen Dua or me. We are committed to indigenisation. I am putting together a platform for startups. ...
by csaurabh
12 Feb 2020 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

https://www.defencexp.com/view-blog.php?cid=280 Country Lacks Testing Facilities for Aircraft Engines: Kota Harinarayana One of the reasons for the delay in developing the indigenous Kaveri Engine for fighter aircraft is the lack of testing facilities in the country, aircraft designer and the father...
by csaurabh
03 Feb 2020 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Composite fan blade manufacture., note the amount of manual work needed g8zt-qljYmM Here is what I noted in that video: Carbon fibre laminate roll being mounted Laser cutting ( or perhaps milling ) to cut the laminate into desired shapes Placement of the laminate parts into the mould ( manual layup...
by csaurabh
28 Jan 2020 09:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1118
Views: 162772

Re: Indian IT Industry

https://www.theweek.in/news/sci-tech/2020/01/24/Kerala-set-to-get-two-design-fabrication-labs.html Vijayan has planned no less than 20 such lab all over the state as per above link. Looks more like student training focussed. But with the current investor perception of the state, the students might ...
by csaurabh
27 Jan 2020 23:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1118
Views: 162772

Re: Indian IT Industry

Country's first Super Fab Lab inaugurated by Kerala CM. The country's first Super Fab Lab, which will give a major push to the hardware industry in the country and the only such facility outside the U.S., was launched at the Integrated Startup Complex of the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) here on Sa...
by csaurabh
16 Jan 2020 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25719

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

1. There are quite a few Antenna mfrs... a) Excel radio frequency technologies pvt ltd Hyderabad b) verdant telemetry, Kochi c) ACD technologies,Hyd d) spectrum avionics, Kochi e) SAMEER Thanks, that was quite helpful. I could not find ACD technologies online. What kind of antenna does SAMEER make?...
by csaurabh
15 Jan 2020 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25719

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

Can you check if there are any companies in vehicle satellite antennas or even just antennas generally.
by csaurabh
11 Jan 2020 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3979
Views: 612335

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

I have just submitted my application to this year's IDEX DISC-3 challenge. Keeping fingers crossed.
by csaurabh
11 Jan 2020 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848244

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Ok, was just wondering what it was. Looks like some kind of inspection equipment.
by csaurabh
11 Jan 2020 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848244

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Aerospace Composites Division https://hal-india.co.in/TabbedContentDetails.aspx?MKey=127&cKey=33&TKey=307 https://hal-india.co.in/Common/Uploads/TabbedContentTemplate/115_313_5.jpg https://hal-india.co.in/Common/Uploads/TabbedContentTemplate/127_325_17.jpg What is the 2nd picture? I can't f...
by csaurabh
10 Jan 2020 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 47
Views: 5664

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

Forget about 5G why are we not able to build simple routers, network switches and exchanges for ethernet and Wifi. We are currently importing all telecom equipment ( even simple ones ) from China. How can you expect companies with no experience in telecom tech development to suddenly transition to '...
by csaurabh
10 Jan 2020 10:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1118
Views: 162772

Re: Indian IT Industry

There is a big IT boom taking place in India. I wonder how many are aware. All kinds of government departments and organizations you have never even heard of are coming crawling out of the woodwork issuing EOIs ( Expression of Interest ) demanding an app, website or services for their little thing....
by csaurabh
23 Dec 2019 01:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4804
Views: 937976

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India's online B2B market currently is just rubbish. The two best sites ( indiamart and industrybuying ) are so bad that sometimes it is easier to ship things directly from China by buying through Aliexpress. Agreed sir- hence the anamoly of zetwerk is noteworthy along with some more like them gett...
by csaurabh
13 Dec 2019 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655462

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Let us be realistic about it. NRC will motivate and increase BIF not the other way round. Ideas have limitations. Loyalty to Indian nation state and 'Hinduism' only works to a certain extent. If you keep putting people through trials and hardships ( especially if like Assam you have to trace back yo...
by csaurabh
13 Dec 2019 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655462

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

One must have one's ear to the ground and not be delusional. Modi govt is somewhat unpopular as it is. Asking people to constantly prove their citizenship would be immensely damaging. Far more than tolerating some illegals in the country, who may anyway go back when BD gets economically improved a b...
by csaurabh
13 Dec 2019 21:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4804
Views: 937976

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India's online B2B market currently is just rubbish. The two best sites ( indiamart and industrybuying ) are so bad that sometimes it is easier to ship things directly from China by buying through Aliexpress.
by csaurabh
13 Dec 2019 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655462

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

NRC would be wildly unpopular if implemented. I hope good sense prevails on this one.
by csaurabh
06 Dec 2019 10:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4804
Views: 937976

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It is very hard to innovate in PSU, simply because 90% of the people there simply laze around and collect money at the end of each month. If someone tries to do anything on his own it will be massively opposed, because it makes the others look bad. A large majority of Babus prioritize their own lazi...
by csaurabh
05 Dec 2019 10:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4804
Views: 937976

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

So we are not going to manufacture high end stuff because our mfg ecosystem is quite low end and not up to the task.
And we are not going to manufacture low end stuff because we can import them cheaply from China.
Then what are we going to manufacture?
by csaurabh
12 Nov 2019 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3979
Views: 612335

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

Relax. Tell us what the market is what composites are being made? Fabric, resin, type of composite. are there fabric weaving companies for net shape structures? Yes, Tulasi and Agnivastra. But they are handwoven ( ie. handloom ) to make preforms. Advanced machines for production of near net shape f...
by csaurabh
12 Nov 2019 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3979
Views: 612335

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

But the big question is of Market. To prime the pump, GOI needs to provide the initial volume for a few years. Reliance can then foray in the global supply chain from there. Future prospects are good on paper. They would hold a monopoly on Indian market for time to come as entry barrier to this bus...
by csaurabh
12 Nov 2019 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3979
Views: 612335

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

DISC 3 challenges announced at Defconnect https://inc42.com/buzz/govt-launches-defence-india-startup-challenge-iii-to-promote-innovation/ Defence minister Rajnath Singh, on November 11, announced the third phase of Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC), which is a part of Innovations for Defence Ex...
by csaurabh
12 Nov 2019 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3979
Views: 612335

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

I haven't ever heard of Kemrock producing Carbon fibre in large quantities. At least no composite manufacturer I know uses them. Also to be noted that BPJs would probably need high grade phenolic resins, which are not made in India either. What is meant by Midhani making BPJ is probably that they ta...
by csaurabh
12 Nov 2019 07:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1118
Views: 162772

Re: Indian IT Industry

There is a big IT boom taking place in India. I wonder how many are aware. All kinds of government departments and organizations you have never even heard of are coming crawling out of the woodwork issuing EOIs ( Expression of Interest ) demanding an app, website or services for their little thing. ...
by csaurabh
12 Nov 2019 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3979
Views: 612335

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

Reliance Kemrock's carbon fiber mfg is still not operational as of September. It was discussed in INCCOM conference which I attended. Btw Kemrock's technology was developed by NAL. What I have heard is that the process works but it is not cost effective. Carbon composite heat shields are made in Ind...
by csaurabh
11 Nov 2019 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3979
Views: 612335

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

India doesn''t produce any high end fibre. Not Carbon fiber nor aramids nor HDPE. These are typically imported from companies like Teijin (Japan ) Tales about Midhani making carbon fibre and such like have been circulating for years. I have talked to people actually working in the company and they s...
by csaurabh
06 Nov 2019 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947493

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

Not really, underwater ocean pressures are extremely high whereas space pressure is 0 ( vacuum ).
by csaurabh
06 Nov 2019 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947493

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

A good achievement, but I don't understand what deep sea exploration has to do with space technology?
by csaurabh
01 Nov 2019 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

your last few posts seem like you are just shooting in dark. Indian academia definitely has enough depth to deliver such technologies. It is not in academia's nature to be organized and focused on only certain things. They by nature tend to be explorers. Even a negative result is considered learnin...
by csaurabh
30 Oct 2019 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

That is a lie. Many of GTRE are Phd Engineers. But emphasis is on Research not on technology Oops. My bad. Anyway one more thing I wanted to point out is our constant and almost complete reliance on foreign engineering software. We think that manufacturing hardware is the only problem, but modern e...
by csaurabh
29 Oct 2019 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

So my question is what now? Can we wait for home ground tools industry to mature before we try again with a new engine? That sounds too far into the future. Should we just pony up the money to the French and bring in their M88 core to help us bridge the gap for now? Do we have a choice? Unless we a...
by csaurabh
28 Oct 2019 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

We will have to depend on foreign CNC machines and other tooling for now. But even if we to import those, we can still set up an manufacturing and testing infrastructure around the Kaveri no? Even if we need to depend on phoren machines to maje our engine the final product is still ours. We done an...
by csaurabh
27 Oct 2019 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

at this time it may be more viable to import stuff like LDS or PZTs than manufacturing here. just saying onlee. Forget about those, we don't even have good quality soldering iron in India, a technology over 100 yrs old. We import them from Weller's at 16000-25000 Rs. each. Even something as basic a...
by csaurabh
27 Oct 2019 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

One of the main things we don't pay attention to as a nation is machine, tooling and process development. We are concentrated on the final product onlee.. forgetting that the sophisticated machines that build the product are even greater challenges of engineering. Just for example I don't think the...
by csaurabh
27 Oct 2019 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655462

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I am from IIST TVM

Hardly anyone pays attention to Umanities/Social science people. Lectures/seminars like that may be once in a year at most.
I would not read too much into it. Faculties are not at all from JNU ( except maybe Umanities type ).
by csaurabh
26 Oct 2019 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

The real issue is that there is no silver bullet. What's needed to make a fighter jet engine is decades of R&D & sustained billions. Nothing less. The Americans & Russians paid that price. The Chinese are willing to. We should too. There are no shortcuts. Was reading this excellent blog...
by csaurabh
24 Oct 2019 09:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 269138

Re: Indian Education System

Teaching will be automated very soon. Forget about tier3, even IITs can't compete with actual professionals in their field teaching online. The only usefulness of the IIT system is networking, credentialing and branding ( No one goes there for 'education' ). Once the credentialing system can be repl...
by csaurabh
17 Oct 2019 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3979
Views: 612335

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

Indranil wrote:You should register your company if you haven't yet. You are listed as an individual on DRDO's site.


It is registered. At the time of application we had not yet received dipp status, hence individual.
by csaurabh
17 Oct 2019 07:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3979
Views: 612335

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

Thank you guys. It is a milestone in my journey as an aerospace entrepreneur.

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