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by nachiket
28 Aug 2018 08:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

We have been pounding GoI PSUs like Air India for its pathetic financial positions. But what is happening in Jet Air ways? Now Jet Airways staff blasts management for wasting financial resources Corporate affairs ministry seeks details from crisis-hit Jet Airways Can any one give some bullet points...
by nachiket
24 Aug 2018 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3492
Views: 352463

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

The Army will not accept the Arjun, it hasnt accepted it for 15+ years and wont do so in the future. Ultimately, the customer is right, especially this customer as he puts his life on the line, and the DRDO/ARDE better focus their energies on a new design rather than beating the same dead horse. So...
by nachiket
24 Aug 2018 05:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The screen shot is not reflecting accurate picture as the most of the jet flights have 2 stops and the duration is 20 hr plus. So we need to have an awareness of which 2 cities the flights are stopping before commenting on the fare. This! Jet may not have direct flights between the cities for the t...
by nachiket
24 Aug 2018 05:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 247072

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Mod Note: Stay on topic please.

Neshant, you have the Perspectives thread to peddle your economic theories. Don't clutter up other threads with the same. This is the Paki Economic Stress thread. Post on topic or you'll receive a warning. Same goes for anyone responding to off-topic posts.
by nachiket
18 Aug 2018 00:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 859
Views: 41560

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

On social media I see a deliberate attempt to some how make a story that Indian Armed Forces (and thus Central Govt.) have to now take over this problem 100%. Even some Kerala politicians are towing this line. This I feel, should be countered. Central Govt., Armed Forces all should help KL 100%, bu...
by nachiket
17 Aug 2018 23:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 4121

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

Om Shanti! A truly great leader of India passes away. Atalji and NaMo are the only two PM's I have really admired (I was too young during PVNR's time). India was incredibly lucky to have Atalji leading us through the crucial time of the late 90's. He gave us hope and showed us what we could be. I sh...
by nachiket
15 Aug 2018 01:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2192
Views: 342789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

No, EM classes have tiers and weights. It's not just one large basket where everyone has equal weighting. No one with any sense has TSP and Greece weighted the same as India or China in any EM asset class basket. Here's an example of the MSCI EM Currency Index . INR gets the highest weightage after...
by nachiket
14 Aug 2018 01:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

some of those growth rates are just gobsmacking ! 90%, 66%, 48.9%, 47.6% !! :eek: And most of those at the relatively smaller cities like Bhubaneshwar, Tirupati, Vijaywada etc. It is impossible to plan for this kind of growth I guess when it comes to airport infra. They are going to end up feeling ...
by nachiket
10 Aug 2018 23:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^We might see some of the new aircraft orders curtailed or deliveries deferred if it goes on like this.
by nachiket
10 Aug 2018 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

This could have been the only worthwhile competitor to the P-8. I don't know if it was seriously considered. The A319 MPA is vapourware. Not a single prototype is flying even today. Hindsight is 20/20 back when P-8 was being considered A319 showed a lot of promise and P-8 was also highly risky (no ...
by nachiket
10 Aug 2018 05:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

the japanese P1 looks formidably armed with both internal and external weapons. built for a fight. exports to EU are in talks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_P-1#France_and_Germany and its powered by locally developed high bypass turbofan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IHI_Corporation_F7 This...
by nachiket
10 Aug 2018 02:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2uG-vCDpfI bial planespotting. other than solitary 777 from BA and air mauritius, its the local small fry and gulfies having run of the place. no respectable heavy on the scene Lufthansa has a daily flight to BLR using a 747-8. I remember sitting at Frankfurt airpor...
by nachiket
08 Aug 2018 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299930

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

Interesting detail about the IAF Su-30 deployment down under.. “During the flight from India to Australia and back, Su-30 MKI will carry out air to air refueling with IL-78 tankers,” the Indian MoD stated. “After completion of the exercise, on its return leg from Darwin to Subang, Su-30 MKI will be ...
by nachiket
07 Aug 2018 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151713

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Looks like Imran's defence minister is going to be our own Shirleen. Defence minister must be the most useless job in the entire Paki cabinet. They just need some face to maintain the pretense of civilian control. I wonder what the staff in the Defence Ministry even do all day since all decisions a...
by nachiket
07 Aug 2018 23:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

DEL-MAA and DEL-BLR are sure shot candidates for the 777/350 type wide bodies in the near future. Demand, slot constraints, and the distance will demand it, even though the 787s will be cheaper to operate. That's the problem isn't it. No 777s or A350s are on order by any Indian airline. They seem t...
by nachiket
07 Aug 2018 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I cannot understand this overwhelming desire to give the Russians a pass on the shoddy job they seem to have performed navalising the Mig-29k. Both Adm Arun Prakas's comments as well as the CAG report provide enough evidence to conclude that these are not the usual teething issues that any newly acq...
by nachiket
07 Aug 2018 22:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Air India has successfully reduced its air the air-craft-to-employee ratio from 300 per flight to 108, cutting it down by almost two-third in the last two years and im proving on the time its aircraft remain in Jet Airways, on the other hand, has 130 employees working towards any given flight. Acco...
by nachiket
07 Aug 2018 02:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Suraj and Singha saar, a quick search on Orbitz reveals that AI and Jet do seem to use widebodies on the DEL-BOM sector. Saw a couple of AI flights (one using a 787 and another a 777-300ER). Also a couple of Jet flights using A330. Seem to be extended domestic legs of international flights. Like AI ...
by nachiket
07 Aug 2018 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 505
Views: 38052

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Karan M wrote:If we get this, then the NASAMS-2 will be at least a decent system.
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/land ... ay-system/

Sure. But with Spyder-MR, Akash (and NG in the pipieline) plus MR-SAM already getting inducted, did we need it?
by nachiket
07 Aug 2018 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 505
Views: 38052

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Does anyone seen this NASAMS-II specs? And $1B to protect only Delhi seems last ditch system. Is this evolved Patriot model for export? In other thoughts looks very defensive to me. $1B for planes would be better spent. Hope it's not more baksheesh to now Norway also for stopping conversion. No NAS...
by nachiket
07 Aug 2018 00:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I don't think the number of aircraft itself is crazy large. Despite all the enormous traffic, the actual fleet sizes are quite small. Indigo is just 167 planes. Jet and AI are 100-120 each, SpiceJet a long way down at 58. Having 2-3 airlines with about 300-400 airframes each sounds about right. The...
by nachiket
06 Aug 2018 23:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

is 787 / A350 sutainable on domestic routes in india? here are some current ones Maybe not the A350 (it is bigger) but the 787 should be. At least on high demand routes like BOM-DEL etc. Problem is, only Air India and Jet have wide-bodies among Indian airlines. Nobody else seems to have firm plans ...
by nachiket
06 Aug 2018 23:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Singha wrote:i have heard japan is only country operating B747 on short haul high density seating routes for decades now
are they slot constrained in the major airports ?

Not anymore. Both JAL and All Nippon have retired all 747's including the high density SR's. But they do use 777s on domestic routes.
by nachiket
06 Aug 2018 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://image.ibb.co/iC9B5e/1.png From the same report, footnote 55, which is in reference to the issues . Defects - Defect of shearing of side bolt of engine mounting, failures of INCOM mounting tray, failure of Radar scanner mountings had been observed Things like shearing bolts and mountings do ...
by nachiket
04 Aug 2018 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 684
Views: 75684

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

I have been close to Su-30, F-15 and F-22 taking off at full AB. Nothing shook my ribcage like the Su-30. I don't think Mirage 4000 stands a chance against these biggies. Ji, If only you had seen it fly. For those of you that have seen and heard a Mirage 2000, imagine, 2 of those engines tearing aw...
by nachiket
03 Aug 2018 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 684
Views: 75684

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Mirage_4000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYueaFelZ9U I have seen this machine fly and other than a Vigen or an F15 nothing (30+ years and counting) shaked the field around like this did. Without any doubt one of the most impressive machines I have ever seen...
by nachiket
01 Aug 2018 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882520

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Even at an Indian Army platoon level, we use Carl Gustaf, RPO, 40mm MGL to complement each other. Carl Gustaf has airburst rounds, RPO has incendiary rounds. If the enemy hides behind rocks, the airburst round will get him. If inside houses, the incendiary round will burn them. Good example of mult...
by nachiket
01 Aug 2018 03:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

CM if it was just a maintenance and spare parts issue, the 57 aircraft RFI would never have happened. Especially considering the size restrictions on the deck-lifts. Why would the Navy go any other route except a follow-on order for Mig-29ks? Why look for jugaad solutions like tilting F-18's and det...
by nachiket
01 Aug 2018 02:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Aside from size and handling on a cramped deck, we know the Flanker is superior to the Fulcrum in every way on land once in the air . With CATOBAR the disadvantages with weight goes away. Debatable. The Fulcrum has similar maneuverability to the Flanker and a higher T:W ratio. Both have HMS+R-73 co...
by nachiket
01 Aug 2018 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

After every carrier landing (which is virtually like a crash), components of the aircraft crack, break or stop functioning. The aircraft, then goes to the workshop for repair/replacement of the part, which often has to come from Russia,” Prakash said. But his statement doesn't indicate anything tha...
by nachiket
01 Aug 2018 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If the deal does go through, Boeing should win based on their claims, which undoubtedly have to be tested. But I have no reason to suspect Boeing's claims. Saar, after looking the Mig-29k experience and looking at Saab's unbelievable claims regarding the Gripen during MRCA and SEF, we should suspec...
by nachiket
01 Aug 2018 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

John, did they test the MiG-29 for carrier ops in the 80s? Did they determine that the stress on the airframe was too much for the MiG-29 to deal with? If so, was that info shared with the Indian Navy? If not, we got sold a lemon no? If we did, why on earth did we buy them in the first place? They ...
by nachiket
31 Jul 2018 04:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I'm not sure whether to blame GVK. Sure the satellite/aerial pic looks nuts. But the interior is vast, spacious and very impressive. I got to sample both the regular path, and the premium flyer path, since my international flights were in bijness. The premium queue is quite excellent, and easy to h...
by nachiket
31 Jul 2018 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 313
Views: 35510

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

I see some merit in IAF's argument that they are the only service among the three services, that can shift its assets to, and fight in, different theatres within a day. So, they say they say the theater command concept will not work for them. with the kinds of BVR weaponry available now, this claim...
by nachiket
31 Jul 2018 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 684
Views: 75684

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

^^Why have you quoted your own post made immediately above?
by nachiket
30 Jul 2018 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 83975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^More important question is if it can fit on the Vikrant's deck lifts.
by nachiket
30 Jul 2018 22:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

how does AI continue to run losses in such a booming domestic aviation sector? Airline business is cutthroat. A true survival of the fittest. It has felled biggies like TWA and Pan-Am and caused other giants like Continental, NWA, USAir to disappear into merges. Simply having a lot of passengers is...
by nachiket
30 Jul 2018 22:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Nachiket, I saw that at BOM. Aren’t those slums EVER going to be resettled to enable that second arm to be built out ? Such a pity for an otherwise quite spectacular shakinaw airport that is BOM T2 . The runway situation is true . Until NMIA comes into service, BOM will keep extending it’s current ...
by nachiket
30 Jul 2018 22:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4610
Views: 335965

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Isnt Navi Mumbai airport mostly for freight and much less for passenger service ? But this is reduce the load on current airport No. Don't know where you got that idea. It is being built precisely because BOM has no scope for passenger/flight growth while the demand is going to continue to grow lik...
by nachiket
28 Jul 2018 05:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151713

Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Link to previous Terroristan thread: Terroristan - April 24, 2018 The following links are background material on Pakistan. UNDERSTANDING PAKISTAN: Jinnah's Pakistan: An Interview with MA Jinnah, and how the Pakistan of Yesterday is the Pakistan of Today http://iref.homestead.com/Messiah.html http://...

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