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by VKumar
23 May 2018 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3719
Views: 244238

Re: Internal Security Watch

Read dna.in/frdy Amnesty report that Rohingyas killed scores of Hindus.
by VKumar
21 May 2018 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 570
Views: 98960

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

Cain Marko wrote:Again, I wish they created a twin engined bird with kaveri weighing about 10-11 tons instead of a radically different single engine bird dependent on the f414.


Same here. They haven't even put the Kaveri in any jet so far. Shows their seriousness.
by VKumar
21 May 2018 11:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 191341

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

3% of loan amount turning NPA is normal as per some accounts. So there will be some NPAs and some losses... And this is actually a good thing. If loans are fully guaranteed and there are no NPAs, that only means that banks are lazy in lending (have exceedingly high lending standards which shuts out...
by VKumar
21 May 2018 09:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 191341

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Now that Bhushan steel is sold to Tata, for a sum that is lower than the amount loaned plus accumulated interest, in that case the difference must be absorbed by the bank or supported by the government, in either case it is a hit on the tax payer. This difference amount should be recovered to the m...
by VKumar
21 May 2018 00:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 191341

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

My question is who is going to bear the loss. The difference between the loans given and the money recovered. This should be recovered from the group companies of the borrowers, the collateral, the guarantors, and personal assets of directors. That's not how insolvency and bankruptcy codes work. Ev...
by VKumar
20 May 2018 20:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 191341

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/tata-steel-completes-acquisition-of-controlling-stake-in-bhushan-steel/articleshow/64226210.cms NEW DELHI: Bamnipal Steel Ltd (BNPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Steel, has successfully completed the acquisition of controlling stake ...
by VKumar
30 Apr 2018 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1787
Views: 290570

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

srai wrote:
JTull wrote:
No. More tankers needed.

Combination of both ;)


Need one tanker and one AWACS per squadron for good performance.
by VKumar
30 Apr 2018 22:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 191341

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The tomato growers in Bhiwani and Charkhi Dadri are forced to dump their produce on the roads in the absence of adequate prices in the vegetable markets. The farmers are not getting a good price for tomatos even after the state government has introduced the Bhavanter Bharpay Yojana (BBY) to ensure ...
by VKumar
13 Apr 2018 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1787
Views: 290570

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

Philip wrote:https://bharatkarnad.com/2018/03/31/fgfa-back-in-the-reckoning/
FGFA back in the reckoning?
Posted on March 31, 2018 by Bharat Karnad


But USD 100 M is same as Rs. 100 cr.
by VKumar
25 Mar 2018 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 206972

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

"Deep State" Has Decided To Clampdown On Friday Sermon ( AKA Jummah Khutba) In Isloo Mosques . Rousing The Awaam Will Not Be Allowed. Speech By The Mullah Will Have To Be Approved In Writing Before Delivery ! Friday sermons to be delivered on select topics, following approval ISLAMABAD: F...
by VKumar
24 Mar 2018 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3954
Views: 585569

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Can't they have a backup chute?
by VKumar
24 Mar 2018 22:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 191341

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

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Mod note
Take your rumors someplace else .
by VKumar
22 Mar 2018 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1651
Views: 180320

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

PLA has taken over from border police. Today's news.
by VKumar
22 Mar 2018 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1651
Views: 180320

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Now that warm weather is approaching, things may get hotter with terrorists in JK and Chinese making noise in AP.
by VKumar
21 Mar 2018 23:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 191341

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

HAL IPO undersubscribed. 99% subscription. Retail investors stay away.

Bharat Dynamics oversubscribed 1.30 times.

Midhani IPO started today.
by VKumar
19 Mar 2018 00:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4171
Views: 280079

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Riveting final match between India and Bangladesh. Super, super batting by Dinesh Karthik

India won with a 6 off the last ball, with 5 runs required to win! Hats off to DN
by VKumar
18 Mar 2018 23:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 460
Views: 38086

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Everyone should read ' BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE'
How America dealt with native Indians. A true classic.
by VKumar
18 Mar 2018 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1248
Views: 151140

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Agree. If only we could educate those remaining in India property ... Not only educating properly ( for example, such that students can attempt exams without need to copy, diverse streams of education and qualification ) but also providing suitable employment or suitable entrepreneurial ecosystem, ...
by VKumar
15 Mar 2018 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 198
Views: 17242

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

The safer tactic would be to hold off the stronger enemy whilst swiftly overcoming the weaker one, leaving you with only one to fight, at which stage the enemy will most likely sue for peace.
by VKumar
13 Mar 2018 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 528
Views: 45811

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Money will be available for all critical equipment. Repeatedly Arun Jaitley and Narendra Modi have said this wrt defense. I believe them.
by VKumar
12 Mar 2018 05:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1651
Views: 180320

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Digressing a bit, 62 did not make India go nuclear. 64 caused Pak to go nuclear (and plan 65), 71 caused us to go nuclear. Lal Bahadur Shastri, PM, had said that nuclear explosions could be used for peaceful purposes. J. Bhabha was ready with the technology. First there was an attempt to stop this ...
by VKumar
09 Mar 2018 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1413
Views: 251535

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

IMVVHO we should keep the SU30MKI line open through the next 10 years, if need be, at lowest viable levels, maybe 6 or 4 per year. This will provide updated replacement and keep numbers up. The rest of the capacity should be used to upgrade those in service. By the time we finish with upgrading the ...
by VKumar
09 Mar 2018 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 528
Views: 45811

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Sale of more Rafale jets high on French President Macron’s India agenda http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=536851 The follow-on order for 100-150 more Rafale jets is likely to be one of the topmost items in Macron’s agenda. ...The French are pushing India to go for another programme where Ra...
by VKumar
07 Mar 2018 06:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 499
Views: 40110

Re: Know Your India

Okay folks. A decision has been taken that this thread will be only positive. Post about the million different facets of India - culture, food, wild life , nature, monuments , personal interest stories , real life hero's , epics, poems etc but everything happy and positive. Any post not doing that ...
by VKumar
05 Mar 2018 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 528
Views: 45811

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Rakesh: You have stated the expected very well.
by VKumar
05 Mar 2018 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 206972

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Farooq Abdullah: Jinnah did not want separate country for Muslims :roll: He is correct. Without partition Jinnah would have been a kingmaker in a massive country. Why would he agree for one. Thankful there was partition. I wish it was without bloodshed. Jinnah was now the king of motheaten Pakistan...
by VKumar
03 Mar 2018 19:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 206972

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Hail SeePack or, shall I say, See & Pack? Supreme Court bans ' Chinese salt ' across country, declares it ' hazardous to health ' The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday ordered a ban on the sale, import and export of 'Chinese salt' (monosodium glutamate) — popularly known as Ajinomoto — all over th...
by VKumar
02 Mar 2018 23:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 191341

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The following is India's GDP (nominal, USD) as a fraction of world GDP, as per World Bank data, 2000-2016. World Bank data for 2017 is not available. IMF data (estimates for 2017) puts India at 3.24% of world GDP, which is squarely on the long-term trend line shown below. Per this chart, PM Modi an...
by VKumar
01 Mar 2018 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2484
Views: 215919

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

https://www.myind.net/Home/viewArticle/fgfa-vs-f-35-the-indian-air-force-must-decide-whether-its-a-budget-air-force-or-a-great-economic-power-air-force Comparisons related to of a hypothetical choice between the FGFA and the F-35 by former IAF pilot, Vijainder K Thakur. How many squadrons we need t...
by VKumar
28 Feb 2018 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 794
Views: 59879

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

What about the Sikhs voting Congress back to power in Punjab? Atleast the muslims never vote BJP and stick to their ideals. Congress in Punjab is different from Congress in center. Punjabi people are rotating between the parties as they have realized that giving parties turns is the best way forwar...
by VKumar
28 Feb 2018 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1413
Views: 251535

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

How may refuellers does the IAF have? How many are serviceable at a given time. Would such an extremely limited resource be reserved for strikers or point defence aircraft? So why does FOC have to wait for IFR? 272 MKI + 6 Midas = 278 refuellers more or less? Just sayin'.... We need one tanker and ...
by VKumar
27 Feb 2018 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion
Replies: 145
Views: 17305

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

Maldives has refused to participate in the multi-nation naval exercises scheduled by India
by VKumar
25 Feb 2018 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 528
Views: 45811

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

I expect more Rafale after the first squadron has arrived. How many more ? At least 2 more but can go up to 5 more if finances permit. Expect 57 for Navy as well. Yes, another 3 squadrons of SU30MKI are very necessary. Their uptime will improve with the upgrade. One squadron of Tejas p.a. in the nex...
by VKumar
24 Feb 2018 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 794
Views: 59879

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Regarding the Trudeau visit fiasco: + The scale of how humiliating and disastrous the trip is unprecedented in Indian foreign trips. One would be hard-pressed to provide a comparable example. + Trudeau was given the cold shoulder and snub because of his closeness and fluency with the Sikhs. The GOI...
by VKumar
24 Feb 2018 17:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 191341

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.gaonconnection.com/samvad/vijay-mallya-neerav-modi-vikram-kothari-indian-bank this article is in Hindi: it claims when polls were near India Gandhi made phone call to local bank asking to hand over Rs 60 lakh without any paper work. That established pathway for powerful people looting b...
by VKumar
22 Feb 2018 21:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 515239

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Rakesh wrote:But order 2 more squadrons of Rafales RIGHT NOW. No more importing 4th+ gen fighters after this.

Tejas Tejasvi Namaham - Touch The Sky With Glory


IMHO more Rafale will be ordered after we start receiving the first lot. The facilities are being put up for more than 2 squadrons.
by VKumar
20 Feb 2018 22:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Alternative Methods for Repatriation/Extradition of Fugitive Criminals
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Alternative Methods for Repatriation/Extradition of Fugitive Criminals

The first thing is to fast track a hearing if the case, even if accused refuses to be present. Give them video access if legally required. Once a judgement is arrived, ask the country of refuge or interpol to stop shielding a criminal.

At least this approach should be possible in India.
by VKumar
20 Feb 2018 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4220
Views: 676285

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

In such critical areas we should have 2 teams working independently to produce solutions. There would be duplication of work as well as innovation. I know of instances where this approach was followed in software development for mission critical systems.
by VKumar
20 Feb 2018 22:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 191341

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Chapter 11 is not meant to be an alternative to criminal prosecution for scamsters.

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