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by nachiket
18 Jan 2019 04:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2262
Views: 197419

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^And this is in Ohio not the badlands of the deep south.
by nachiket
18 Jan 2019 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2307
Views: 287743

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

It is even more amusing that overall confidence in South Asia is amongst the highest despite the pakis dragging it down. So the other countries, mainly India must be doing extraordinarily well to pull the whole region up.
by nachiket
15 Jan 2019 03:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3809
Views: 524580

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

That is hardly surprising. The Chinook is a big, juicy, slow moving target for MANPADS and AD guns. Flying into unsanitized environments in the Afghan mountains with plenty of places for jihadis with Stingers (ironically provided by the Americans themselves :lol:) to hide is dangerous. Even areas ar...
by nachiket
12 Jan 2019 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2262
Views: 197419

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Singha wrote:Does gcc give citizenship to indians born there?
Else they are just nri with indian passport
How do they come under gulf quota?

Citizenship does not matter. Only country of birth.
by nachiket
11 Jan 2019 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2262
Views: 197419

Re: Understanding the US - Again

true. the h1 visa is a train to nowhere now in terms of gc unless one can file in eb1 typically after phd. the one loophole still being exploited for langotia yaars by small international cos in L1a. unlike a eb1 where they can ask for qualifications , a L1a needs nothing more than 1-2 years of bei...
by nachiket
10 Jan 2019 04:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 957
Views: 177245

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

What’s a high speed railway gun? Dorky misinterpretation of rail gun? Or actually a gun being pulled around on HSR (we don’t even have any yet but I know we are working with the Japs on this.) The new Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR being built with Japanese help is going to be integrated with the 155mm Dhanu...
by nachiket
10 Jan 2019 04:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131930

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Hindus seem to remember the BJP when their rights are threatened or infringed upon and blame them for not doing anything or not doing enough. Yet when the time for voting comes they go back to the same minority pasand or caste based parties who have never lifted a finger to do anything for Hindus. A...
by nachiket
10 Jan 2019 04:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2234
Views: 131930

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

It 'almost seems' that you think BJP is 'entitled' to the votes of KL yindoos, simply because BJP holds some kind of license/charter for the same or something. If you want KLY votes, you got to earn that by whatever strategy and tactics you choose. I completely agree. The BJP is not entitled to the...
by nachiket
10 Jan 2019 00:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1817
Views: 221498

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I understand wanting to change the names of regiments like Skinner's Horse and Hodson's horse. But what exactly is to be gained by changing IA's name to INA? The IA already had a name change from the BIA to IA after WW2. It did not remain the same. Let's not forget that the real colonial holdovers i...
by nachiket
09 Jan 2019 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4342
Views: 409512

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

You millennials!!! :lol: We inherited a lot of British legacy, and just kept them because those were for the advantage for those in power. Denying free and open communication to the masses was definitely a concern. Use of radio receivers was one of those, and they were regulated by a license. You n...
by nachiket
09 Jan 2019 05:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 104
Views: 8316

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

Behind the radio station’s closed doors, Poole was a serial sexual predator. He abused at least 20 women and girls, according to court documents. At least one was 6 years old. One Alaska Native woman says he impregnated her when she was 16, then forced her to get an abortion and blamed her father f...
by nachiket
09 Jan 2019 01:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4861
Views: 364928

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Jet Airways, despite being in doldrums at the moment, is the only Indian airline with widebodies on order currently if I'm not mistaken. If TATA can pull off a coup and buy it out and merge with Vistara it would be great. It would be nice to have more international flights available on Indian airlin...
by nachiket
11 Nov 2018 10:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4861
Views: 364928

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The AF447 pilot Bonin was definitely an idiot and the primary reason for the crash but the Airbus systems made it worse. When the Aircraft stalled, Bonin pulled back on the side stick and raised the nose up and held it there almost to the end. The left-seat pilot (who was the relief pilot) was pushi...
by nachiket
28 Aug 2018 08:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4861
Views: 364928

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: 3534
Views: 372072

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: 4861
Views: 364928

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: 2307
Views: 287743

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: 2234
Views: 131930

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: 4384

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: 2645
Views: 426164

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: 4861
Views: 364928

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: 4861
Views: 364928

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: 957
Views: 177245

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: 957
Views: 177245

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: 4861
Views: 364928

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: 2841
Views: 318677

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: 155903

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: 4861
Views: 364928

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: 957
Views: 177245

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: 4861
Views: 364928

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: 4861
Views: 364928

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: 544
Views: 44961

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: 544
Views: 44961

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: 4861
Views: 364928

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: 4861
Views: 364928

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: 4861
Views: 364928

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: 957
Views: 177245

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: 770
Views: 88452

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: 770
Views: 88452

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 986929

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...

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