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by vipins
15 Feb 2021 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 280809

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

.... Arjun Mk1A order immediately following the LCA Mk1A order. Reason enough to be happy for one day. There was a time when we had given up hope for either one. Think positive. Since this is Mk1A, it is just an interim step towards Mk2 which will be ordered in big numbers. At least I can hope, can...
by vipins
10 Feb 2021 21:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41652

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

.... No patronage by GoI/gov entities towards foreign SM. Heavy support towards Indian SM platform, by making them channel of communications with GoI/gov entities. This will cause Indian citizens to start using Indian SM portals. .... This is important. Even lefties will join. Issues related to pas...
by vipins
08 Feb 2021 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10081

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

Mort Walker wrote:The Dearness Allowance for military, police and central government employees will be reinstated in July 2021. Does anyone here have any information on that? A lot of JCOs rely on that for their families. It needs to be restored ASAP.

AFAIK , DA is not stopped, only increment on DA was freezed.
by vipins
26 Oct 2020 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1704
Views: 223720

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

This is significant in the backdrop of upcoming visit of Indian Army chief to Nepal. China illegally occupies Nepal's land at several places; Indian intelligence agencies sound alert New Delhi: China has illegally occupied Nepal`s land at several places spreading over seven bordering districts and ...
by vipins
25 Oct 2020 22:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6087
Views: 1357124

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Continuing my efforts to keep with the Jal Jeevan Mission every month: 15 Oct 2020 Almost 30% coverage now, starting at 17% when JJM began on Aug 15 2019. Here is the live dashboard . Prior statuses: Surprisingly Telangana is doing very well much better than AP/TN/KA in terms of percentage of house...
by vipins
22 Oct 2020 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221441

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1319177091577860096 India's Nag anti-tank missile has just had its final user trial. The @DRDO_India now declares it ready for induction. Not sure what trial this is. Nag had completed all trial by July 2019,afaik. Even it was given new name as 'ProspiNa'. but th...
by vipins
20 Oct 2020 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221441

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Another Notam https://twitter.com/detresfa_/status/1318205516921720832 Notam for 15 Days. Looks good for multiple tests. what is being trialed? -Meteor -Upgraded R77 Missiles -Astra II There was another NOTAM from 19th Oct to 3rd Nov for IAF exercises , could have been postponed by another 8 days. ...
by vipins
15 Sep 2020 21:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383576

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

When will Hindus get museums on genocides and atrocities committed on Hindus in similar manner to Holocaust museums? Hindus needs to catalog all and start building them. That's the only way generations will learn. Mandirs are hopeless when it comes to education masses. Is there even a museum near S...
by vipins
10 Aug 2020 23:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 442
Views: 122040

Re: India's Shipping Sector

Various Port related projects under NIP
NIP Ports
by vipins
29 Jul 2020 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3795
Views: 755373

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Now at least(due to less number of Rafales) enemy AWACS and Refuellers needs to be more cautious of METEORS flying in the sky!!
by vipins
11 Dec 2019 16:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5795
Views: 670330

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Supratik wrote:Sandeep the airport is actually in UP about 80 kms from Delhi not in Delhi. Delhi airport will saturate by 2024.

Towards Agra/Mathura/Aligarh.
by vipins
25 Aug 2019 17:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 829146

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The Chidu ripple continues to grow. Virulent BIF folks too seem to have gotten the memo. Modi's work has suddenly started resonating with the unlikeliest folks. #ModiHaiToMumkinHai https://twitter.com/spudayakumar/status/1165098978196762624 S. P. Udayakumar @spudayakumar Mr. Prime Minister: I am no...
by vipins
23 Aug 2019 11:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 176
Views: 26035

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

HPCL to set up battery swapping pilots to join EV race Bracing for a future with less-polluting fuels, Indian oil refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp is planning a pilot program for swapping batteries of electric two- and three-wheelers at its outlets by December, according to people familiar with the...
by vipins
15 Aug 2019 15:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6087
Views: 1357124

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

disha wrote:Modi announced 100 Lakh Crores investment in infrastructure - that is $1.4 Trillion Dollars. Aim is to take India to $5T economy by 2024.

That is almost 15% y.o.y growth.

That is big big big announcement.

Another point ticked from BJP Manifesto 2019.
by vipins
09 Jun 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4455
Views: 826283

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

Aditya_V wrote:The image on page 5, it could well be a AAM, we dont from the scaled down model. Given it has 8 external control surfaces, AAM would be a very likely candidate, with the 1 stage pushing the missile to MAch 4+ and dropping off the 2nd stage igniting to give end game energy to the missile.

QRSAM?
by vipins
31 May 2019 13:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 215598

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Finally...Ministry of Jal Shakti!!
by vipins
03 Apr 2019 22:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 872844

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

J&K: Civilian movement to remain closed every Sunday & Wednesday from 4 AM*-5 PM on the NH from Baramulla through Srinagar, Qazigund, Jawahar-Tunnel, Banihal & Ramban till Udhampur. This measure will remain in effect till 31 May, 2019.
ANI Twitter
by vipins
27 Feb 2019 13:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 219925

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

As per BR database , 27981 is Abhinandan Varthaman.
by vipins
26 Feb 2019 13:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 219925

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

saw on twitter that paf radar station lost power at a inopportune time and could not help much, hence few f-16s went up with tactical sitrep and turned back hastily when it dawned the size of the intruding force (10-12) and unknown top cover assets. who turned off the power is the real mystery :) P...
by vipins
26 Feb 2019 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221441

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

#BREAKING #India successfully test fires short range Quick Reaction Surface to Air #Missile (QRSAM) from a test facility off #Odisha coast. The sleek & highly mobile air defence system fired from a canister mounted on a rotatable truck-based launch unit. @NewIndianXpress
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by vipins
13 Jan 2019 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 337735

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

watched URI film with the kids today. while it deviates a bit from the real events its still amazing piece of work. definitely all brfites should go and watch. the first scene itself had 2 lights out Mi17 flying fast and low below the ridgelines into myanmar, twisting through the valleys....inside ...
by vipins
07 Jan 2019 23:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6087
Views: 1357124

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

suryag wrote:okie somewhat uncharitable, stop being slots bhajpa and do something quick, you hardly have 50 days to go.

cabinet-approves-10%-quota-for-upper-castes(Economic backward)
by vipins
07 Jan 2019 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221441

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Vips wrote:
prasannasimha wrote:Any news wrt the test notified by the NOTAM for 4-6Jan ?


First the Pralay test got put off twice and its further testing status is still not clear and now the K5 test has also not happened. Not feeling good about this.

May be because of another cyclone in Andaman area.
by vipins
10 Sep 2018 20:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1057697

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

no time will be set, until we take a relook at GTRE as an org. We have other performing orgs to learn from and adapt to. Kaveri is extreme engineering, and can't be funded or done this way. or wait for bail out from safran. perhaps the later is in effect: https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/ebooks/drd...
by vipins
05 Sep 2018 15:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1597
Views: 285704

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

HPCL plans to invest ₹ 1,000 crore for LPG cavern in Mangaluru
The Mangaluru facility may have a capacity of over 60,000 tonne.
by vipins
24 Aug 2018 02:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 896
Views: 228024

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Is it due to pipeline corrosion in saline soil? At a loss to think what else it could be. Assuming that the pipeline is off a buried type. They could look at alternate materials for the pipeline as it carries water only. Cement or PVC. +1. Over a long term the costs factor will also be in favor of ...
by vipins
13 Aug 2018 16:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4456
Views: 668368

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

nam wrote:The date has to be brought forward, else everyone would be cooking in UP's heat in Feb.

Not heat saar,but before the fog sets in.
by vipins
24 May 2018 13:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1343681

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/998929431530954753 Yet another successful #BrahMos test today from ITR. MoD says in today’s launch, major subsystems manufactured under Make in India mission were tested. Through today's #BeahMos launch, critical indigenous components including fuel management s...
by vipins
13 Apr 2018 19:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6087
Views: 1357124

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

disha wrote:

Only thing I would have wanted was for the refinery to be constructed in Rajasthan, right near the Indo-bakistan border. That remote area needs jobs and given that it is Saudi funded, it will be protected as well.

HPCL refinery coming up in Barmer,but yes,its not Saudi funded!!
by vipins
25 Mar 2018 02:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1057697

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Rakesh wrote:
suryag wrote:Rakesh sir please don’t open that confusing “which line” question

Surya Saar, I need to update page 1 of this dhaaga. That is why :) Sorry! :)


Line 1 as per one of the post by Indranil saar!!
Link
by vipins
09 Mar 2018 11:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1216
Views: 206739

Re: Indian IT Industry

I guess they waited till the very last minute before they can no longer afford not to let in foreign professionals. :) Aren't mixed race (Japanese with foreigners) frowned upon in Japan? Japanese coaching centers will spring up everywhere in India I guess. I am waiting for the chinese wicket to fal...
by vipins
07 Mar 2018 13:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 523
Views: 87131

Re: Know Your India

Akshay Kapoor wrote:Kaziranga. But happy to be corrected if wrong. Extra marks for correction.

No Hippos in Kaziranga!!
by vipins
07 Mar 2018 12:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 523
Views: 87131

Re: Know Your India

We have black Panthers also in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve.
by vipins
06 Mar 2018 00:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 523
Views: 87131

Re: Know Your India

Oh dear. Saw this thread and thought there might be some nice info. Like wildlife parks or culture tidbits I didnt know about or some nice nuggets about our country and culture and history We need to do something about this thread. Will discuss but for now guys do try posting some real nuggets abou...
by vipins
23 Feb 2018 19:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1343681

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Hemant Kumar Rout on Dhanush Test
The test was aimed at checking the performance of manoeuvring stealth warheads besides gauging the efficiency and killing probability of the missile in a real-time situation.
by vipins
06 Jan 2018 22:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1656
Views: 309681

Re: India's Power Sector

patanjali to manufacture solar energy equipment "We would start manufacturing solar panels. The factory is near Greater Noida industrial area and would be inaugurated in January," Patanjali Ayurved MD & CEO Acharya Balakrishna told PTI. The company has also acquired one Advance Naviga...
by vipins
13 Oct 2017 01:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3967
Views: 767852

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

‘T-20’ for Indian Railways! Travel in self-propelled ‘Make in India’ train sets on Delhi-Mumbai route at 160 kmph Train 20 will be able to attain a maximum speed of 160 kmph, making it a semi-high speed train. The aluminium-bodied self-propelled train set will be energy efficient, says ICF. The tra...
by vipins
30 Sep 2017 02:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 625
Views: 123999

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

http://www.livemint.com/Industry/k7gDLb5gjR3OTfuuCivjGI/Tata-Motors-wins-bid-to-sell-10000-electric-vehicles-to-EES.html Tata Motors wins 10000 E- vehicles order. Will it be NANO I don't think so may be Indica Link Our sister magazine Autocar Professional learns the electric vehicle will most likel...

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