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by chetak
20 Apr 2018 20:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5068
Views: 425708

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

............... When Ajai Shukla says at Def Expo Nirma Sitharaman ignored the Russian booth completely and went ahead and checked others and then he made a big story from it quoting again an unnamed Russian Source , I showed him the pic of MOD Nirmala visiting Defexpo booth of UVZ and he did not b...
by chetak
20 Apr 2018 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5068
Views: 425708

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^^Russians have also been tough on Hindu groups in Russia. They have been particularly nasty with ISKCON and its followers. Sirji, That's neither here nor there. If we are worried about conversions, so are they. Their russian orthodox church runs separate, even from the vatican and they don't even ...
by chetak
20 Apr 2018 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4205
Views: 666003

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Its just an idea that is being tossed around. The proposed plan is to store the water in the tail/vertical fin section of the aircraft. rapidly consumable weights stored at the extreme ends of the air frame may produce CG problems of its own, depending on the weight, of course and especially during...
by chetak
20 Apr 2018 15:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1120
Views: 147005

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Unravelling PNB rot: Hong Kong module in over Rs 13,000 cr scam comes under India scanner Unravelling PNB rot: Hong Kong module in over Rs 13,000 cr scam comes under India scanner Yatish Yadav Apr 13, 2018 New Delhi: Investigators in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam have questioned many auditors...
by chetak
20 Apr 2018 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1675
Views: 267219

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

shiv wrote:
vasu raya wrote:How did the IAF manage without affecting civilian traffic?

Civilian traffic would have been warned to stay out of certain zones


They would have issued NOTAMs for all concerned spaces, air and sea, to warn all users of danger areas and delineating the exercise area boundaries
by chetak
20 Apr 2018 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1675
Views: 267219

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Why?? It has cost the country a bomb. I know, Sir. I meant that partly tongue-in-cheek and partly jingoistically. Spending money during peacetime saves a whole lot more during war time. What kind of timing would an exercise of this magnitude require. The timing seems to be significant given that it...
by chetak
20 Apr 2018 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4205
Views: 666003

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Why do we need antifreeze for Indian operations requiemnts. I would imagine that heat generated by gas turbine would be sufficient to turn ice into water for injection into the engine. Besides do we know for certain that Kaveri will be using water injection for extra thrust? Its just an idea that i...
by chetak
20 Apr 2018 11:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1120
Views: 147005

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Listen if you have the time. Hits at the root of the Indian deep state.



https://youtu.be/ywumn8vLyMs

Chat with M R Venkatesh on the health of the Private Banks of India

by chetak
20 Apr 2018 11:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1120
Views: 147005

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Hope Govt. takes quick action. When people get inconvenienced, people lash out at Govt. because we are such a babu controlled society. They see only they are being in discomfort and rich people living fine. FYI Tanvi Shukla ‏ @tanvishukla @sanjeevsanyal tells @MirrorNow the cause of the sudden spur...
by chetak
20 Apr 2018 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4205
Views: 666003

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

pravula wrote:Cheapest antifreeze is a mix of methanol+water.


need to test for ash content before use.
by chetak
20 Apr 2018 09:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 705
Views: 81508

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

^ China has written off USD 36 Mn (approx the interest amount ?). Has India written off any amount ? Why get into a pissing contest with an opponent that you well know that you don't have the financial muscle to take on just yet?? If you oblige one country, all others, similarly "affected"...
by chetak
20 Apr 2018 09:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 705
Views: 81508

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

China is desperate to bring India into the OBOR/BRI fold. They know that only hope of recovering any dues from this ponzi scheme is by bringing India in. OBOR is toast without India. India would do well to not touch with it. We can definitely use it after the collapse of china Their desperation has...
by chetak
20 Apr 2018 09:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4205
Views: 666003

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Water injection has been used to temporarily increase engine thrust for along time. In jet engines it is usually injected just before the combustion chamber where the fuel air mixture is ignited. It has no relation to engine icing which is caused due to atmospheric conditions which lead to ice depo...
by chetak
19 Apr 2018 22:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4330
Views: 288323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

jaan nikal gaya engine ka....way more damage than the tests prescribe. and one blade did this...what if 3 had come off. In both cases, the damage is eerily similar. Is there some issue that is causing such specific damage that has not been caught or not accounted for during engine tests, maybe some...
by chetak
19 Apr 2018 21:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4330
Views: 288323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The damaged part was most likely to have been by Safran Aircraft Engines. CFM International is a joint venture between GE Aviation [US] and Safran Aircraft Engines [France]. ‘Uncontained’ CFM56-7 Failures: Southwest B737-700s 27 August 2016 & 17 April 2018 The US National Transportation Safety B...
by chetak
19 Apr 2018 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 911
Views: 98122

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Just come out of CW alread! Very true. just fire 53 shots back at the commonwealth and withdraw permanently. They want it to be our wealth becoming their common property, with preferred market access and FFNGOs, freely strolling around the Indian countryside and cities. BTW, why are white skinned l...
by chetak
19 Apr 2018 19:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 911
Views: 98122

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

To step up global outreach, India eyes lead role in Commonwealth NEW DELHI: India is getting ready to play a larger role in the Commonwealth, a multilateral grouping that could now work very well for India’s global aspirations. With 53 countries and no Chinese presence, India is poised to give the ...
by chetak
19 Apr 2018 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 911
Views: 98122

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The gazette information of all Indian extradition treaties is here: MEA List of Extradition Treaty Agreements India-UK Extradition Treaty of 1992. In force since Dec 30 1993 The British have rejected extradition requests on the following grounds (not a complete list, just what I found): * concern o...
by chetak
19 Apr 2018 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2444
Views: 408678

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

If this thing does not get sorted out in an year or so, perhaps one could consider launching a 'relay communication' satellite with a GSLV launch (in addition to the scheduled payload). This 'relay comm' satellite should be brought to the same orbit and in proximity to the disabled satellite to est...
by chetak
19 Apr 2018 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1675
Views: 267219

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Mind boggling numbers. Just imagine how the paranoid uniformed jihadis across the border must have been feeling (despite the prior intimation). All leaves canceled.. the afsaran telling their mohtarmas to be packed, just in case.. extra security around the prized jewels.. We should do this more oft...
by chetak
19 Apr 2018 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1675
Views: 267219

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

twitter IAF's massive war games Gagan Shakti draws praise from unlikely quarter--Chinese state media which says only US & India have capability to mount war games with 1,100 fighter jets, 10,000 troops & several warships across a wide geography. Indian MSM silent https://pbs.twimg.com/card_i...
by chetak
18 Apr 2018 12:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1780
Views: 179458

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Everybody's eyes are now on Pakistan's balance of payments situation, and this is being used as an example of the destructive effects of CPEC/OBOR. For this reason alone, I don't think the Chinese will let Pak slide into default. I think the next loan tranche from the Chinese will be at a very reas...
by chetak
16 Apr 2018 14:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India
Replies: 103
Views: 8387

Re: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India

As far as data mining on Indian populace is concerned Project Joshua had their act sorted out way back when UPA was in power. Their DB on Indian mainstream, tribals and sub castes is worrying, all for selective programmed targetting. There are many who follow FCRA regulations but still go down the ...
by chetak
16 Apr 2018 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India
Replies: 103
Views: 8387

Re: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India

Cambridge Analytics has undergone several iterations and its origins in the UK establishment that involves GCHQ, numerous think thanks and institutions, not all of them based in Cambridge or the Fenlands. The recent furore of its involvement in the Brexit referendum of 2016 has exposed some of thei...
by chetak
14 Apr 2018 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1408
Views: 93266

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

India must be wary of Chinese threat via Nepal; ignoring Beijing's intelligence infiltration is at New Delhi's own peril India must be wary of Chinese threat via Nepal; ignoring Beijing's intelligence infiltration is at New Delhi's own peril India Prakash Katoch Apr 13, 2018 Nepalese prime minister...
by chetak
14 Apr 2018 13:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 705
Views: 81508

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

At the end of the day, the IMF will do the same dirty work. This is the situation: 1. Country X is unable to repay Chinese loans; afraid that default will destroy its economy & balance of payments since money from China will dry up 2. Politically it is no longer tenable to continue relationship...
by chetak
14 Apr 2018 13:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2754
Views: 193883

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem from the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan says “I will try to win a gold medal tomorrow”: Javelin thrower Arshad into finals, seeks gold However in the end, wishes did not turn out to be horses and beggars did not get to ride. The Gold medal...
by chetak
14 Apr 2018 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2444
Views: 408678

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

If ISRO can pull it off and I hope they do, it will be nothing short of miraculous. SSridhar - As I pointed out earlier (see this apri 4th post <link> going by past data, there is always a very good possibility that this may happen. It may take time. From what I know some of the ISRO engineers are ...
by chetak
13 Apr 2018 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India
Replies: 103
Views: 8387

Re: Cambridge Analytics and Next Color Revolutions India

At loggerheads now, govt once used Facebook, Google for digital push This is a crazy farticle, using the companies for Digital India etc. cannot be equated to election rigging. It's like saying you bought our missiles and now you cannot cry if we use it to bomb your cities. We have to understand th...
by chetak
13 Apr 2018 18:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 705
Views: 81508

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

We may not be badmashes, but we are pretty close to being Baniyas And it is not a smart tactic to willingly cut and bleed yourself in the way of trying to cause a hemorrhage in a much bigger guy and hoping he bleeds out before you do. Ask Pakistan, if required especially, when he is shameless and h...
by chetak
13 Apr 2018 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 705
Views: 81508

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

So, the loser locals simply unclamp from one tit and clamp on to another tit (us!!), albeit for a short time. This helps them to get money from us and fork it over to the hans to catch up on their interest payments/lighten their debt burden, whatever. Leaving, of course, the hans much elated and la...
by chetak
13 Apr 2018 07:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2754
Views: 193883

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

^^^^^^^

paki "engineering" or cheeni "engineering"?? 8)

Obviously, contract paisa vasool onlee.
by chetak
13 Apr 2018 06:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India
Replies: 103
Views: 8387

Re: Cambridge Analytics and Next Color Revolutions India

In cricketing terms, the NM govt has already bowled an easy full toss for shady agencies like CA, facebook etc to hit right out of the stadium. This mistake is going to come back to bite the Modi govt in the ass. This is what zuckerberg meant when he said that he would ensure "free" electi...
by chetak
12 Apr 2018 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 705
Views: 81508

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

what exactly, would then be the difference between us and them?? Also, If we don't get collateral and then that very same little guy shits all over us too, just like what maldives is doing, where does that leave us?? They put in big bucks, build infrastructure that nobody wants, grand buildings and...
by chetak
12 Apr 2018 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3365
Views: 189525

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

^^I wouldnt be surprised if the truck attack is actually a jehadi attack. There were reports that german police were under pressure not to call islamic terror cases as such, because of the gambit of Angela merkel to allow refugees in the country I think that the germans are importing jehadis in gre...
by chetak
12 Apr 2018 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 705
Views: 81508

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

^^^^ We need to provide debt insurance for the affected. It should work this way - country X takes on huge debt from the Chinese. After some years of making merry with Chinese money, one fine day X says "China, I am bankrupt, I can't pay you back, bye bye". China gets pissed and threatens...
by chetak
12 Apr 2018 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 705
Views: 81508

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

The hans cannot be too happy about the public stand of the IMF on the OBOR, BRI crackpot schemes, which may also well reflect the opinions of many EU countries as well as other heavy hitters in the global scheme of things. The references to corruption in such a grand forum and its far reaching impli...
by chetak
11 Apr 2018 23:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1120
Views: 147005

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Maybe the many fiascos of insecure/lax data handling, as well as piss poor data security, has precipitated this action. Thanks to CA & Facebook?? twitter #CNBCTV18Exclusive | FM asks Fin Secy to 'mull possibility of converting GSTN into a govt co', sources tell @TimsyJaipuria https://pbs.twimg.c...

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