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by Raveen
26 Mar 2019 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6819

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

We need one re-fueller and one awacs per fighter squadron Use our old used Air India fleet. It has enough life. Re-fuellers don't fly every day and are needed once in a while. Even a commercial air-frame with 30-25% life works well for another 15-20 years. So invest the money to convert a passenger...
by Raveen
25 Mar 2019 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425288

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Assets were already dispersed post-2011- they have a shortage of secure facilities as it is. B'mos has a range of 600 kms in hi-hi & steep dive mode, this wasnt an airstrike. There have been a series of false flag ops by IA & IAF keeping TSP on tenterhooks, there's only so much they can do ...
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 22:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61096

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Krita - its all good my man, and we all understand and agree quality comes at a price. However, where we disagree is that Suzuki offers quality, and that by not offering the customer the choice of quality, they are doing the customer a favor. I'd say sometimes government enterprises retain the gover...
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1011
Views: 79192

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

Right wing radical? These morons can't see the writing on the wall but want to be journalists
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 20:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61096

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Thank you for the personal attack Krita - I own both a German car (not a rebadged VW), and a Japanese car that is light years ahead of Suzuki in quality, features, safety, and sales (you can toss a coin between Honda and Toyota and you'd have a 50% chance of being correct - heck I'd throw in Subaru ...
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 19:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61096

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Isn't Latin NCAP specify a frontal impact speeds at 40 mph (64 Kph)? Effect of this: ?? It is also a fact that the largest car company in India lobbied hard for the crash test speed to be 56 instead of 64. But Maruti invests so much in R&D doesn't make substandard tin boxes that don't sell anyw...
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2490
Views: 335806

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

TSP has essential a pre-industrial economy, as I've posted before here. Coal production: Approx 3-5MT per year India was 433MT between April-Nov 2018, i.e. an annualized ~650MT Steel production: Approx 3-4MT per year India was 107MT in 2018, overtaking Japan. Electricity installed capacity: 21MW In...
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425288

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If Imran thinks that tall good looking pathans will put the short dark yindoo masses to order, naturally dominating genetic superiority will win the day, then he needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Tall "good looking pathans" are walking around with cigar cases. Just saying... :P Anyon...
by Raveen
21 Mar 2019 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2490
Views: 335806

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

You've heard of how countries peg their currency to the US dollar ? TSP pegs their GDP growth rate to Indian reported GDP growth rate. If India reported it grew 8% then they report they grew within X% of that, regardless of what rate they actually grew at. I would love to understand how Pakistan ca...
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2490
Views: 335806

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Suraj wrote:You've heard of how countries peg their currency to the US dollar ? TSP pegs their GDP growth rate to Indian reported GDP growth rate. If India reported it grew 8% then they report they grew within X% of that, regardless of what rate they actually grew at.


:rotfl:
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425288

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakis are in a hard place. Publicize the pounding and lose face in the awaam, or grin and bear it while losing men, materiel, officers and possibly land. I wonder what's our end game here, do we just punish them for a few weeks, redraw the LoC locally to get the better & more defensible posts a...
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 42138

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Kashi wrote:So Tejas MWF will actually have a bubble canopy?

It is reshaped to have a slightly higher bump to help with aero - it was found to improve area ruling by adding this bump helped to the tune of 2-3% in transonic drag iirc from the NAL/DRDO study that was published
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 21:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61096

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Sridhar K wrote: Build quality leaves lot to be desired on the Japanese cars though.


Versus the Germans, sure
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2942
Views: 365597

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

It is quite clear from CAG report that IAF manipulated all the procurement process to favour Rafale , Chinook and in case of Apache the ASQR was alligned to buy Apache. If the IAF wanted to buy Rafale or Chinook or Apache it should have just done a G2G deal with them rather than start a multi vendo...
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 20:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61096

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Exactly - the VFM argument for Maruti's junk is inherently flawed, because quality is valuable as well
Suzuki is plain matchbox sasta chalta hai junk - that's why kahin aur nahin chalta hai
by Raveen
20 Mar 2019 01:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61096

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

The first mention of Suzuki and EV using a simple google chacha search shows news dated September 2018 from Maruti to start testing in the near future and a first prototype was paraded in January of this year in New Delhi. Suzuki is a nobody globally, and more so in EVs. They have now tied up with ...
by Raveen
19 Mar 2019 04:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2490
Views: 335806

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

neeraj wrote:Foreign investment by Pakistan

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/ ... LlTgI.html



This is EPIC! :rotfl:
by Raveen
19 Mar 2019 03:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61096

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

X Posted from the “Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion” thread. A month old article that has not been posted on this thread built around an interview by First Post of MD and CEO of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL) which is liberally dusted with nuggets of information on ...
by Raveen
19 Mar 2019 03:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61096

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Suzuki has the technology, they have been testing evs for a couple of years. EV Tech learning curve is simple compared to gasoline engines. Battery and electric motor and drivetrain is sourced from vendors. The work with an oem is platform, battery packaging, harness/HV cable routing ,layouting and...
by Raveen
18 Mar 2019 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1631
Views: 208512

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

At the end of the day, all we need to do it keep them on their toes while we continue to grow fast.
We're pretty close (say about 5 - 7 years if the right party is back in power) to the tipping point where they dare not screw with us because it'll be akin to a gorilla going against a chihuahua.
by Raveen
18 Mar 2019 01:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61096

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The regular auto majors themselves will be introducing ev At present mahindra eeco and the reva are only ev in india and the aether energy scooter Its not like phones where imports were made cheap to seed the 3g rollout Car imports and auto comps have high duties Has anyone made good ev bikes ? Tha...
by Raveen
16 Mar 2019 01:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2490
Views: 335806

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Screw it, print fake Porki toilet paper currency and flood the market. Way faster and easier.
by Raveen
16 Mar 2019 01:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2907
Views: 488463

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What’s with all this noise about 100 economists across the world complaining about quality of India’s economic data? It’s seems they’re trying to disrupt or influence election outcomes to prove the Modi govt. is wrong. If they've been lapping up China's BS data for this long, they need to keep thei...
by Raveen
14 Mar 2019 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425288

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

khan wrote:This China thing is great for Jingos IMO.

If the UNSC wont act, India has gone the Diplomatic route, the only thing left is military. It has opened the door for more attacks against terror.


That door was decidedly open based on the GOI statements and 3 service chief's statements
by Raveen
14 Mar 2019 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3302
Views: 409859

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

SJha just tweeted an interesting development about the AMCA
by Raveen
13 Mar 2019 22:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5247
Views: 410378

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

CNN New York (CNN Business)European discount carrier Norwegian Air is seeking compensation from Boeing for its grounded fleet of 737 Max 8 jets. Norwegian is the first airline to say publicly it will demand that Boeing pay for lost flight time. It is expected other airlines will follow suit. .........
by Raveen
12 Mar 2019 23:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5247
Views: 410378

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

How is it uncomfortable to fly? the seats on the MAX are wider than the Neo which as you pointed out had a LONG list of significant issues prior to this to the point where people on this forum were asking for a grounding 737 has little room to move and is clusterphobic , I dont have exp with Max bu...
by Raveen
12 Mar 2019 23:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5247
Views: 410378

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Atleast Airbus GTF problem were partly remedied by shorter inspection time and stopping long overflights over water. It was in the hands of operator to do something about it. But how to they rectify a piece of code that apparently gets confused between take off nose up and stall nose up. Speaking o...
by Raveen
12 Mar 2019 20:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5247
Views: 410378

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^^ A third of the Max's are in China, all grounded. A third of them in North America, all flying. You can take out the chini market and put that on the A320neo side of the ledger now (unless Trump mandates Cheen buys US planes in the coming trade treaty.) Anyhoo, I smell a Decade of Dominance comi...
by Raveen
12 Mar 2019 20:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5247
Views: 410378

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^^ A third of the Max's are in China, all grounded. A third of them in North America, all flying. You can take out the chini market and put that on the A320neo side of the ledger now (unless Trump mandates Cheen buys US planes in the coming trade treaty.) Anyhoo, I smell a Decade of Dominance comi...
by Raveen
11 Mar 2019 19:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5247
Views: 410378

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

There is more to it - the MAX has an optional AoA conflict indicator. Most budget airlines don't pay for the option, US based airlines do. I know Southwest has the indicator AND a HUD for the pilot that shows AoA conflicts so overall there is redundancy when the AoA sensor acts up. So there isn't an...
by Raveen
10 Mar 2019 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425288

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Myanmar raid was not an airstrike. Ground forces assaulted the terrorist camp. In fact, I dont believe any air assets were used anywhere in the raid (forget Uri movie) except when dropping off the troops, and they were dropped off about many kms inside Indian border and trekked by foot after that. ...
by Raveen
08 Mar 2019 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425288

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

mmasand wrote:It's way past midnight and not the time for jokes but, a former Baakinstani goat herding diplomat Zafar Hilaly, on national television, claimed the 'second' pilot captured is an .... Israeli AF pilot.

Does anyone have recommendations for a shrink in Islamabad?


May I recommend a Jewish shrink?
by Raveen
07 Mar 2019 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425288

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

[ 3) India is one of a few nations that have thermobaric weapons. Such weapons suck the surrounding air/oxygen and occupants die of collapsed organs - mostly the lungs. They may or may not do damage to surrounding structures . Mr Rao, given that thermobaric weapons have higher blast effect than reg...
by Raveen
04 Mar 2019 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425288

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Karan M wrote:SuryaG, yeah its all over WhatsApp :rotfl:
The scumbag who tried to sabotage the IAF. Never forget. Such gentle jibes at his expense are still too good for him.


Continues to try
by Raveen
04 Mar 2019 03:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425288

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Daily updated sat pic of Balakot (got the coordinates from Wikipedia, Balakot attacks. https://zoom.earth/#34.46321,73.318545,19z,sat This picture is supposed to be an updated one. From google Earth https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B027'48.0%22N+73%C2%B019'08.0%22E/@34.463139,73.3191064,299m...
by Raveen
03 Mar 2019 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425288

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

vijayk wrote:
Amoghvarsha wrote:The Pakistani fighter planes are heading towards the border with the #Inde. We can expect new shots, more violent clashes that night. Thousands of civilians continue to flee. #Pakistan


https://twitter.com/ConflitsFR/status/1 ... 25056?s=19


are we ready?

Always
by Raveen
03 Mar 2019 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425288

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

3) Unkil must have given the silent nod. May have even known the coordinates. Spice uses GPS. So, if Unkil wanted, he could've shutdown GPS intermittently over Crapistan - but he didn't. This is all the more reason why we need IRNSS guided Garuda & Garuthma in 1000s at the earliest Spice's USP ...
by Raveen
03 Mar 2019 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1631
Views: 208512

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I'm not sure that having a missile part proves our case. Having a missile part in possession is likely proof that a missile was 'involved' (fired, likely) and from an F-16. It isn't proof that an F-16 was brought down. No one said the missle was related to the f-16 being brought down It just bursts...

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