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by Raveen
11 Oct 2018 23:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2489
Views: 393704

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

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by Raveen
05 Oct 2018 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2979
Views: 621986

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

I have a question for the more knowledgeable folks here: Why were canards not included in the Tejas design? I know that the Tejas's delta wing was shaped so that it would generate more lift and it was thought to be sufficient at that time. But what was the rationale behind excluding canards altoget...
by Raveen
08 Sep 2018 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1633
Views: 130645

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

Lalmohan wrote:naat to menshun letting nanha's play with raakits...


Bachabaazi is a specialty saar
by Raveen
24 Aug 2018 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2649
Views: 262484

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

That would entirely depend on what angle you view it from. Purely eyeballing it suggests that Head on the bird is as good as the best. As you move towards the sides and rear, esp. Ventrally, not so much. Still, with internal weapons, large fuel stores, smallish fins, it's well ahead of a 4 gen desi...
by Raveen
22 Aug 2018 20:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4735
Views: 351895

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Singha wrote:wow. brutal. they need to be taken to task and fined.


For what? following capitalist principles of supply and demand? Do we want a socialist/quasi-commie regime in India?
by Raveen
22 Aug 2018 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2190
Views: 264027

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Imran in a vclip when asked about helping the US in the " war on terror" in Af. Quote: Pak wants to be a partner for peace with the US.50K Pakistaniz have died, $80B has been spent by Pak in the Af war, the US only $20B.The country's economic situation is critical.We're fed up of being a ...
by Raveen
13 Aug 2018 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3507
Views: 363103

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

ramana wrote:Folks too much bandwidth on a useless exercise. IA obviously doesn't think these are important games to go win.
I suggest we stop this discussion unless some thing huge comes up!!!



Curious, why participate in that case...I mean if you think it isn't worth the effort to compete.
by Raveen
22 Jun 2018 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3299
Views: 605677

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

pravula wrote:
Raveen wrote:
The non-military grade signal open for general use isn't that accurate. Only the US mil has access to the super accurate signal, no other entity or country does.


Nope, please read the linked article. These are for phones.


I stand corrected on this front - thank you.
by Raveen
22 Jun 2018 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3299
Views: 605677

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Two decades after US spurned India in Kargil, country replies with Desi GPS http://defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=558938 AFAIK, GPS has a positional accuracy of <30 cm https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/9/25/16362296/gps-accuracy-improving-one-foot-broadcom The non-military grade signal o...
by Raveen
22 Jun 2018 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3299
Views: 605677

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Give tax break for Navic compatible phones and it'll be even faster! That's a bad idea. It has to be a mandated requirement. It's really not hard to add. The requirement is that the SoC - Snapdragon, Exynos, Axx , MTK kit etc - should support NAVIC amongst its existing support set, if that product ...
by Raveen
21 Jun 2018 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3299
Views: 605677

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

I cannot help but wonder where do all these big names like GPU, GPS, cellular modem are being placed. Oh Wait! I have already answered you, its that bold word that start with M. Now you may call me old fashioned for calling SoC a motherboard and you may be right but I have been taught that motherbo...
by Raveen
20 Jun 2018 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3299
Views: 605677

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Every mobile phone comes with a MSDN number which paired with a Motherboard ID and consecutively NAVIC receiver ID can be pinged and get the location. That's how you can be tracked, whether you want it or not. Is it a very easy thing to do? Hell No! Does GOI has the capability and willingness to do...
by Raveen
20 Jun 2018 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3299
Views: 605677

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

You might want to go read up about how the technology works to clear up those basic doubts, and how others like GLONASS are built right into the A11s and Snapdragons that power your mobile devices. The bolded statements show that you have a fundamental misunderstanding on how any of this actually w...
by Raveen
20 Jun 2018 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3299
Views: 605677

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Let's do a Scenario vs Problems on NAVIC Scenario : GOI asks all chip manufacturer to include/have NAVIC chip. Problem1 : If the device only has NAVIC chip, it will be pretty useless outside a range. Problem2: If it has GPS+NAVIC, cost of the device will increase (in cases by 1000Rs.) Problem3: Goo...
by Raveen
19 Jun 2018 21:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Banks & Financial System
Replies: 128
Views: 14739

Re: Indian Banks & Financial System

Word in the market is that the PSU Bank's that have gone under PCA or likely to do do will be cutting down perks of the employees (lease, petrol, telephone) to a tune of 15-20% resulting in pay cut of ₹4-5k on the juniourmost officers. This will put significant pressure on employees who already hav...
by Raveen
14 Jun 2018 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2649
Views: 262484

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Indranil wrote: On a head to head between the PAKFA and the F-35, I will put my money on the PAKFA blindly.




Why?
by Raveen
19 May 2018 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 162376

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

One question I have is: with a 17.5t MTOW, will a GE F414 suffice ? My concern is - would we be back to "it is underpowered" situation ? It will give the Tejas Mk2 similar T/W ratio as the Mirage-2000-5. the Snecma M53-P2 produces ~98 kN in afterburner and ~64 kN in dry thrust. Similar to...
by Raveen
22 Feb 2018 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5078
Views: 965908

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Varoon Shekhar wrote:An absolutely excellent article on Akash missile in rediff.com, by none other than Ajai Shukla! He is known to be lukewarm, at most, to Indian designed and developed products. He's quite gung ho this time.Can't copy and paste it now, but anyone can read it on the site!


Link?
by Raveen
13 Feb 2018 20:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2489
Views: 393704

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Rapeseed aka Canola is better for heart health than olive oil. Moving on.
by Raveen
25 Jan 2018 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5078
Views: 965908

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^ indian manufacturers are still reportedly lagging behind tatra in suspension. Tatra was up for sale real cheap a few years ago, and can probably still be acquired, for a fraction of the cost of the license fees that BEML etc have been paying for decades. Tata or AL can easily purchase and absorb...
by Raveen
23 Jan 2018 09:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2920
Views: 356295

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

You do realize that Suzuki imported gearboxes up until very recently (and probably still do, I just can't vouch for it) and that was a major fallout between Suzuki and GoI.
by Raveen
17 Jan 2018 02:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2187
Views: 216261

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

The US will never learn, just like the British who from century to century come back for more,to get their backsides rogered by the Afghans! The US must every few years like a sado-masochistic pervert also get its its vitals set afire by the ungodly species of Pakis.Unless it experiences the ritual...
by Raveen
13 Jan 2018 04:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4735
Views: 351895

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

One way to increase the capacity of Delhi, Mumbai, Blore and chennai would be to make it mandatory flying large wide body aircrafts, between thease cities. Currently there must be some 70 flights on the Del-Mumbai route alone. Most flown by 737 size. Had they used A380, the flights could have been ...
by Raveen
11 Jan 2018 01:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512172

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

HAL is in charge of Mk1A. AFAIK, they are only planning to make structural, avionics and panel changes. They are not going to undertake anything that changes the CG/CP or the external aerodynamics (which is a pity). IIRC they were trying to reduce drag as well - nothing as major as the plug, but mi...
by Raveen
09 Nov 2017 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 241043

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Common sense also dictates that a tank weighing less by 20t ,2/3 rd the size of an A series,will cost approx. proportionally less. ROFLMAO :rotfl: Only if you're buying a tin can from the local kabadi wala/junkyard. If all there is to a tank is metal wt therefore metal cost, then lord save us all.
by Raveen
09 Nov 2017 22:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7842
Views: 636214

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

hanumadu wrote:
Vineetmehta_del wrote:
I feel that the money from shell company accounts to other company accounts are being tracked. i know Gujarat zone IT is doing the same on specific cases.


But if it was cash, the trail ends with the shell company.


No, it ends with the Board of Directors - arrest them and they'll all sing
by Raveen
27 Oct 2017 21:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 434
Views: 52661

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Having owned a Hyundai, Tata Manza, Suzuki swift and close friends owning Ford, VW, Honda, Suzuki has its own sets of advantages Sheet metal thickness should not be confused with safety as they see here in Desh. Structural stability is key which only a few cars score decently. Agreed wholeheartedly...
by Raveen
27 Oct 2017 20:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 434
Views: 52661

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

For a cheap mass market automaker, Suzuki doesn't even figure in the top 5 globally, and are nowhere close to the likes of the Germans or the 3 major Japanese brands when it comes to quality, heck Ford has them beat in quality. That may hold true for the international market but what about Desh ? J...
by Raveen
27 Oct 2017 20:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 434
Views: 52661

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

SBajwa wrote:Suzuki is successful in India because vast majority of Indians prefer cheaper stuff over quality.



Amen - and then we hide this by claiming it's "value for money". As if quality is not valuable.
by Raveen
27 Oct 2017 19:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 434
Views: 52661

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

If you ever get a chance see underbody of cars in 2post lifts, a 10 year old car run around 100000km, of Maruti Suzuki car of any name and a 2 year old car of any other brand of comparable size, run more than 20000km. Absolutely no match. (You don't need to be an expert in automotive field, just th...
by Raveen
27 Oct 2017 17:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 434
Views: 52661

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

^^^^while not trying to side with Maruti Suzuki, your observation has been totally wrong, as I was very closely associated with automotive services business, the QUALITY (I don't want to give a lecture on quality now, it's complete quality) is the reason for Maruti Suzuki success. All the other aut...
by Raveen
27 Oct 2017 03:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 434
Views: 52661

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

If you ask me, the recurring issue with TATA is weight. There cars are heavy as compared to competition. For example Zest is 1135 Kgs, Dzire weighs 895 Kgs, Amaze 940 Kgs. This weight means low fuel economy though not by much. Zest Vs Dzire fuel economy differs by 1/2 Kmpl in city. But this weight ...
by Raveen
25 Oct 2017 03:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 496335

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Tata nano was a paradigm-changing product. Too bad it did not find market acceptance. :( True...That was more of a marketing disaster...But its been 8 years and they are still trying to push it down the customers throat without any major improvement...Atleast create a new car in the same platform w...
by Raveen
22 Aug 2017 17:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512172

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

You are referring to nations that have a strategic relationship/partnership with the United States for decades. India and the US are still figuring each other out. Still very much a buyer-seller relationship despite all the verbal statements. We do not have a relationship **currently** with America...
by Raveen
04 Aug 2017 21:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 290847

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

anupmisra wrote:Skipper in power. Skipping from marriage to marriage to promises of marriage...He sure is in power!

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Bata isn't an Indian brand - FYI
by Raveen
03 Aug 2017 19:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 496335

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

vijayk wrote:I agree about informal.
My worry is about 2019 impact



Sure - I understand that...but we'll have to wait till 2018/2019 for the year of politics Modi and Shah always bring after 4 years of governance. Let's see how that pans out. People have short memories.
by Raveen
03 Aug 2017 19:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 496335

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Talking to few people who are/were big Modi's supporters. Their point is Black money drive has curtailed demand in the market Demand was never an issue in India until now. Modi/FM are going hard collecting every penny and not giving break at all in taxes They are worried about this impact on whole ...

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