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by isubodh
18 Feb 2021 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1024
Views: 229215

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Title of the article: " In boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat , security forces to get India-made Israeli assault rifles" Screwdrivergiri, now being done by private players, is now being branded as Atmanirbhar :roll: Wouldn't the payment happen in INR. So no currency risk. Not sure how capital w...
by isubodh
18 Feb 2021 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5268
Views: 1131166

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The more you go deeply into this deal, the more murkier it gets. HAL's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) is any day a better bird, technically and financially and even politically. Any However HAL would be worried about what the baboos who control their purse strings would do if they take such a step....
by isubodh
18 Feb 2021 11:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3485
Views: 710353

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

India to clear new investment proposals from China post Ladakh disengagement That's logical. We need their investment, it will also give us leverage like tiktok later. General Question : Have ever asked China formally to return our area taken in 1962. Or mentioned the same in UN ? Not that this wil...
by isubodh
15 Feb 2021 19:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3804
Views: 342860

Re: Indian Education System

Mr. Rahul Mehta, an old member of this forum, has proposed an interesting test-cum-reward method of improving public education in India. Here is a description of it: https://www.rahulmehta.com/edu02.htm I think it is a very good alternative to the battery of school inspectors our current District E...
by isubodh
09 Feb 2021 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2376
Views: 213005

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

[ Lata ji has always been unabashedly nationalistic in her outlook and approach. Her nationalistic outlook aside, she is not known to leave even a single paisa she think she deserves - I am talking about the Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital at Pune as an example where a friend of mine used to work in ...
by isubodh
09 Feb 2021 16:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Blockchain technology
Replies: 80
Views: 21313

Re: Blockchain technology

M_Joshi wrote:I would argue that Govt should buy & hold Bitcoin as a form of Reserve Asset but we seem to be going in the opposite direction.


Why ? What benifits it brings to RBI ?
I am sure you are not recommending it just because it's apriciating in value.
by isubodh
06 Feb 2021 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5268
Views: 1131166

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

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by isubodh
30 Jan 2021 19:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360799

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^ Correct me if I'm wrong. The GST is a consumption oriented tax - not the production oriented. So, if a state is not paying enough GST, it doesn't necessarily mean lack of industrial activity - it means lack of business activity (includes trading, retail, services etc) and also lack of last mile...
by isubodh
13 Jan 2021 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2376
Views: 213005

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Does not SC of India stay awake to deal with cases involving social media posts? This must have been an oversight. BJP? Republic TV? Sudarshan? Ah, there's only reality. ‘If Nikita Is Indeed India’s Daughter, Join Me In Legal Fight. I Can’t Do It Alone’. Broke And Jobless, Slain Nikita Tomar’s Fath...
by isubodh
04 Dec 2020 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1384638

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

And I'm 100% on board with farmers being allowed to export. But if what's being said is true, that farmers are barely making ends meet even with an artificially inflated MSP, then how will they compete in the international markets where the prices are even lower? Do also keep in mind that no gov wi...
by isubodh
14 Nov 2020 10:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360799

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

As a simple test please add your friend account number to your corporate bank with a changed FICTIONAL name. Make a small payment to account. You will find that payment will be accepted. Meaning names are not checked / cross verified by the NEFT system when payment is made. I have a video that show...
by isubodh
10 Nov 2020 16:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1384638

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Cracker sales banned in Lucknow till Nov 30 following NGT order. Some people are equating Diwali to Fireworks. I think that's irrational. We celebrate Diwali to welcome Rama to his kindom after exile of 14years and defeating Ravana. The streets are lit with diyas and colors of rangoli. So when did ...
by isubodh
01 Nov 2020 19:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1384638

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Mark my words, when history of current times is written, BJP will be mentioned only as a passing footnote. For all hindus it is my sincere advice" Do not fall for individual worship". Especially never depend on a single political party. Wrt BJP you are not their bonded labour. Be aware of...
by isubodh
25 Sep 2020 00:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360799

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The laws which NaMo government has brought in the last three weeks across labour and agriculture are huge............ same scale and historic impact as Sh PVNR's abolishing of industrial licensing in 1991.... my pranams on behalf of a grateful nation . I am not so optimistic, what the bills have do...
by isubodh
08 Aug 2020 22:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1384638

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I am very very surprised 'India Today' did not manipulate the poll numbers when they saw that the poll data does not fit with their agenda. Ofcourse the other explanation is they are trying to portray an image of "neutrality" to steal TRP from Republic. It also gives opportunity to slowly...
by isubodh
04 Aug 2020 18:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360799

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I regularly use BHIM app to transfer funds. It is quite good. Much better than mobile banking offered by all banks. The only probelm is the limit of Rs. 40,000/- per day. But it is ok to have such safty features. Most of my needs are done within that daily limit anyway. No, limit is 1 lakh per day....
by isubodh
22 Jul 2020 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5518
Views: 1090487

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

China is infamous for bidding low & bribing very very big. That's why its influence in the world has increased exponentially. Isn't that explanation little too simplistic, if they can have bribe money + cheap tendering + delivering most of the time. Then either others are charging too much or d...
by isubodh
22 Jun 2020 22:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1656
Views: 309966

Re: India's Power Sector

A thought occurred to me a few days back and so wanted to share. The river interlinking project has been initiated by the government to better manage water resources within the nation. This will allow water from rivers which have more water into rivers which have water scarcity. I was thinking that...
by isubodh
28 May 2020 22:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 873623

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Chinese firms have leased aircraft to most of our airlines, including AI and Indigo. They have invested in startups and various other sectors. In that case shouldn't we pass a bill saying that assets of any company from the country impinging our land/sea border border unilaterally will be confiscat...
by isubodh
23 May 2020 14:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360799

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

However, we can create a Wallet like app with a UPI like interface. Any income tax payer can recharge that app to the amount which they have paid in taxes last year. The government will automatically double that amount in 24 hours. How odd it will look to promote such a scheme. Those who have money...
by isubodh
14 May 2020 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5518
Views: 1090487

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

Additionally, we absolutely have to invite them to WHO. China voted against Indians interests repeatedly in UN. The first salvo has to be invitation to Taiwan to WHO. Is it not possible that we do a deal with them that by certain date they give Go to our membership to NSG or else Tiawan gets invited.
by isubodh
13 May 2020 00:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360799

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I saw a video of thousands of Bihari workers at Tiruppur station trying to find their way home. What exactly prevents Bihar or Orissa or Assam from creating their own Tiruppur? Banians and underwear aren't exactly high tech. Cotton is sourced from all over India anyway. We need more industries in t...
by isubodh
26 Apr 2020 14:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Pollution in Indian cities.
Replies: 28
Views: 3908

Re: Pollution in Indian cities.

The question here will get responses on the higher side. Well their is a hidden bias since someone visiting this page is more likely to be in favour of clean environment.
by isubodh
05 Apr 2020 16:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1656
Views: 309966

Re: India's Power Sector

Is that appeal a fact or just a WhatsApp forward? How come we don't see such concerns during the hour long Earth hour every year?? Industrial consumption continues during "earth days" in other years. Only when industrial consumption is down; office, cinema halls across india, malls etc ar...
by isubodh
31 Mar 2020 22:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1110
Views: 152048

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

The issue is how to acquire land for public purposes? Second I feel property tax must be collected at a higher rate to ensure land is used productively There are practical issues with high property tax rates : - recovery is difficult, can't throw out people out for not paying property tax (inhumane...
by isubodh
22 Mar 2020 22:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1384638

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If I was NaPak, or even Cheen, I would be worried. Very worried. If a simple call to collectively clap evokes this in a nation, I wonder what would happen if, say, this was a call to arms to defend a nation. Don't take it too far. If its was so, Swatchta mission would have been fully successful by ...
by isubodh
11 Mar 2020 20:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1384638

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not sure this was posted earlier or not. But good article analyzing the majority never gets its side fo the story across as do minorities.
https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/why-a-majority-s-story-often-fails-to-convince-the-world-11583679969446.html
by isubodh
11 Mar 2020 20:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360799

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yes Bank UPI data is widely available . For example in Feb they handled 500-550M of 1.3 billion transactions. They’ve consistently accounted for 35-50% of transaction volume for quite some time now, typically with PayTm bank in second place. That's right PhonePe is big part of the UPI payment infra...
by isubodh
11 Feb 2020 01:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1384638

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Parliament should legislate to impose a balanced budget on all state governments. Rest will be history. Can anyone tweet this. You read my mind - this freebie culture has to end! Well as I know there are 3 lists Center, State and Concurrent. So states can do anything with their list topics. Parliam...
by isubodh
02 Jan 2020 21:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360799

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

In my opinion NS is not thinking through on these issues. NEFT and MDR charges should not have been withdrawn. These are sources of legitimate income for financial institutions. One can bring it down to a minimum if govt thinks it is too high but eliminating it does not make sense to me. The cost o...
by isubodh
27 Dec 2019 14:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2420
Views: 616493

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

United States Will never give up on Pakistan. Its geographical significance being the singular point. It connects to middle east, Central Asia , China and South Asia. We have to live with that idea. Period. Unless someone convinces them that Ba1uchistan if a separate state would make up for better ...
by isubodh
24 Dec 2019 00:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360799

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

... The working capital requirements have gone up by Rs roughly Rs 35 lakhs assuming a 90 day credit availed by customers on the incremental annual turnover of Rs 1.3 crore which were earlier exempt from excise duty levy. ... Is there no factoring facility available ? for a cost of 2-3% Invoices sh...
by isubodh
10 Dec 2019 23:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360799

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

IMO the main stumbling block for interest rates to fall further are retirees or senior citizens savings. In the absence of a social safety net they are forced to park their money in various savings schemes. The number one issue that people above 65 years face is health and hospitalization. However,...
by isubodh
09 Dec 2019 14:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1166
Views: 204699

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Nikhil T wrote:Airtel may become a foreign company
https://www.indiatoday.in/business/stor ... 2019-12-09


Will it matter ? More FDI, which we are desperately seeking.
by isubodh
21 Nov 2019 20:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360799

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What’s the point in selling BPCL which is a profit making company and a Maharatna!! I think there multiple reasons - Why have multiple companies in same field, IOCL is enough - In 10 - 15 yrs time, most vehicles will be electric, then these Oil psu's will be sick like BSNL - Capital received can be...
by isubodh
07 Sep 2019 20:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360799

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

WhatsApp Fwd which claims that GST introduction has reduced travel time drastically and therefore increased asset utilization of existing assets reducing the demand. Posters with more domain expertise may want to weigh in. Message Fwd below: Message from Mr R S MOHAN Ex Leyland FYI (While talking t...
by isubodh
02 Sep 2019 10:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360799

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

2) Land is a very badly utilized asset in India. I suggest that we reduce stamp duty from 5% to 0.5% and increase property tax from nearly 0 to 1%/year of circle rate. This should apply for all private land agricultural, residential, industrial and commercial land. Compliance is an issue there. Col...
by isubodh
22 Apr 2019 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3970
Views: 794739

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

The first few seconds of this video are the earliest pictures of the Abhinandan's Mig. In fact, its so fresh that smoke is still rising from the plane and salwar clad chaps are pouring water on it to douse any remaining fires. Take a look in case something can be known, and please download before i...
by isubodh
06 Mar 2019 22:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 1025053

Re: Small Arms Thread

Now, we have to swallow the reality that the army, for some reason, did not want any DRDO/ OFB designs as replacements for the INSAS. Right or wrong, the decision has been made, and we have to learn to live with it. There is no use crying over spilt milk. We need to move forward and now discuss the...
by isubodh
01 Mar 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3970
Views: 794739

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

It is being said that F-16 targeted our military establishment in and dropped few bombs. Do we not have SAM batteries to protect those installations. Why no mention of any type of SAM here ?

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