Search found 220 matches

by pravula
06 Sep 2019 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1973
Views: 213019

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Slightly OT, but we had a few occasions of senior retired ISRO scientists working with/for us. The attention to details, the deep probing and the tenacity drilled into those bright minds is extraordinary (from POV of us engg service folk). The only problem was, we couldn't get anything done to OUR ...
by pravula
25 Aug 2019 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1977
Views: 219621

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Just wanted to come out of lurk mode with a small point. Living long doesn't mean they are happy. Karunanidhi had multiple ailments, had to see his party lose power and infighting amongst his many children. Same for others who lived long. And who knows he may have been reborn as a girl in Pakistan ...
by pravula
23 Aug 2019 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1977
Views: 219621

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Something is definitely up in Hyderabad. Black Lentils... First: https://telanganatoday.com/new-consulate-compound-for-us-consulate-general-in-hyderabad Largest US Embassy in Indian Sub-Continent. And Now, this: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/21/reuters-america-amazon-opens-its-biggest-global-campus-...
by pravula
23 Aug 2019 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1973
Views: 213019

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

SaiK wrote:wouldn't we be landing on the dark side?


Dark side is not dark iirc.
by pravula
13 Jul 2019 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3390
Views: 541682

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

tsarkar wrote:PAG = Pump Action (Shot)Gun. Pretty lethal under the right circumstances but lacks range. Police forces across India have been armed with it. Famously known as Pellet Guns in J&K.


aka Shotgun. The shots can even be rock salt to reduce lethality.
by pravula
27 Jun 2019 07:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347394

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I saw a astonishing chart in TOI recently about the wait times of the "current date" for GC for indians. for EB1 it was like 3 yrs (used to be always current earlier) for EB2 - 10 years (for china 3 years) for EB3 - 10 years (for china 4 years) add to that vast numbers lakhs in queue and ...
by pravula
25 May 2019 04:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1898
Views: 322897

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

What? No bus stop pickup?
by pravula
04 Mar 2019 10:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754958

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

manju wrote:
ramana wrote:In rural TG they say 4 Anna means 25%.


also referred to as pavala (in telugu in some areas) and pavali (in kananda).. paav as in quarter


naal-anna in Tamil
by pravula
07 Oct 2018 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1158
Views: 196594

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

ENDURANCE TEST, CIRCA 1958
150,000 MILES WITHOUT LANDING IN A CESSNA 172


During the months of December 1958 and January and February 1959, two young men flew a mission-modified Cessna 172 around and around over the desert Southwest for 64 days, 22 hours, and 19 minutes.
by pravula
13 Sep 2018 08:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4039
Views: 697233

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Lalmohan wrote:the real secret is how do Indian forces obtain fresh leopard urine?!??!!


https://www.predatorpeestore.com/pick-your-pee.html

There is an entire industry dedicated to "organic/natural" pest control.
by pravula
01 Sep 2018 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 192579

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Imran Khan Prefers Talking To Journo Hamid Mir , Instead Of The French President ! I’m busy here, tell them to call in 30 minutes; PM Khan on French President’s call ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday held a meeting with TV anchors and senior journalists where he asked them to give his...
by pravula
31 Aug 2018 07:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1106355

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

We had a successful last test. Must be waiting for the local engine before another test happens. Given the tomahawk talk, now it is confirmed we are making progress. And why are outraging over a rumor. US will not sell tomahawks to anyone other than UK. It will be violation of MTCR and doing it wil...
by pravula
02 Aug 2018 03:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1106355

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

and stocking How? If a Su-30, Rafale & LCA each require a warehouse of stores, by standardizing on any one, we will still need 3 warehouses for the 3 Su-30, 3 Rafales or 3 LCAs. Assuming Su-30 has 12,000 parts, Rafale has 11,000 parts and LCA has 10,000 parts. Total 33,000 parts. Assume we stan...
by pravula
30 Jul 2018 22:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1089
Views: 142668

Re: Indian IT Industry

India's first RISC-V based Chip is Here: Linux boots on Shakti processor! from https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15685019 on why this is such a big deal: As the lead architect of Shakti and the guy who helped kick-start the project, I figure I am owed my 2 cents ! 1. We never positioned it as an...
by pravula
27 Jul 2018 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503114

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

https://twitter.com/vayusena More #nerdfacts Hours flown by IAF MiG-21 Bisons in 2004-2008 : 38,000 hours #Nerdfacts approx hours flown by IAF Sukhoi-30s between 2004 and 2008 = 20,000. Attrition - Nil Nerd Fact: http://nomtbf.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/800px-Bathtub_curve.svg_.png
by pravula
09 Jul 2018 09:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4274
Views: 272841

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

As opposed to? When was the last time any supercomputer was made without COTS processors and GPUs "stringed" together by highspeed networking? Don't make a strawman argument just for the sake. The point I am making is that the so-called Chinese supercomputers heavily rely on American chip...
by pravula
09 Jul 2018 09:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4274
Views: 272841

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

...Intel and nVidia once owned the Chinese supercomputer space. Today both the chini satellite and supercomputing markets are among the largest in the world without any American share. ... Huh, say what? China, rather each Chinese province is in a pissing contest with the other, trying to make the ...
by pravula
08 Jul 2018 13:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519170

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

China’s next box office hit? A dark comedy about smuggling in cancer drugs from India Cheng’s character is based on the true story of Lu Yong, a textile trader who was diagnosed with leukemia, and spent more than $80,000 (link in Chinese) on Gleevec, a very effective treatment that wasn’t covered a...
by pravula
04 Jul 2018 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 767
Views: 122757

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

RoyG wrote:
pravula wrote:Tribal, not caste.


caste as in kinship group.


How is "Kinship group" caste? AFAIK, In Indic tradition, its called gothram.
by pravula
04 Jul 2018 04:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 767
Views: 122757

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Allegedly India's democracy has declined significantly over the last 10 years, per the report you can find on the front page here: https://www.v-dem.net/en/ Caste based societies will naturally be less democratic because the extended family structure tends to regulate itself. Weber made a very crit...
by pravula
29 Jun 2018 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2681
Views: 401887

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Krisna, three things. 1) China is still there, even if rapprochement with Roos is reached by Washington. It has been projected as an adversary since the Obama "Pivot to Asia" days. As its power increases its profile as a military threat will only become more publicized. 2) Roos can be pro...
by pravula
27 Jun 2018 09:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519170

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

NYT Article with lots of information on how China got Hambantota: How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port Subscription site and I am unable to read the article. However, the excerpt shows direct Chinese intervention in the electoral process. An important but often neglected fall-out of holding s...
by pravula
23 Jun 2018 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347394

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Usa prefers fresh warm bodies off the MS treadmill followed by 20 years lockin of employer doing gc filing than people who are already into middle age with kids and houses and savings The young lads are much more desperate and will work harder for less Actually ageism is a factor everywhere incl in...
by pravula
22 Jun 2018 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3967
Views: 828247

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

AFAIK, GPS has a positional accuracy of <30 cm https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/9/25/16362296/gps-accuracy-improving-one-foot-broadcom The non-military grade signal open for general use isn't that accurate. Only the US mil has access to the super accurate signal, no other entity or coun...
by pravula
22 Jun 2018 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3967
Views: 828247

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Two decades after US spurned India in Kargil, country replies with Desi GPS http://defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=558938 The GPS, on the other hand, has a position accuracy of 20-30 metre . AFAIK, GPS has a positional accuracy of <30 cm https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/9/25/16362296/gps...
by pravula
11 Jun 2018 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347394

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Mediatek is taiwan and govt has approved its export to zte who can no longer use snapdragon Huawei has kirin but does not share with zte Samsung has exynos but for its own use only Apple has its Ax family for own use only Thats about the options in phone soc chips Replacing snapdragon with mediatek...
by pravula
09 Jun 2018 09:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4274
Views: 272841

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

The Spectator Index @spectatorindex Share of global GDP (PPP). 1980 G7: 51% China: 2.3% India: 2.9% 2018 G7: 30.1% China: 18.7% India: 7.7% But then our population since 1980 has literally exploded from 697 million to 1.4 billion! You would think there is something in the human genome that would tr...
by pravula
09 Jun 2018 09:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4404
Views: 473074

Re: Internal Security Watch

Rahul M wrote: stick to internal security people, free wheeling discussion on socio-religious factors, while interesting is not for this thread.
- Rahul


Ok. Deleted my responses.
by pravula
08 Jun 2018 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 914
Views: 205637

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

^^OT: Air cushion vehicles: Is that another way of saying a hovercraft? ..many years back I used to dream of IA/IN landing on karachi to avenge 26/11 when a nationalistic govt would be in power Yep, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hovercraft A hovercraft, also known as an air-cushion vehicle or ACV, ...
by pravula
01 Jun 2018 13:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 8794

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

SSridhar wrote:I cancelled my trip next week and airlines took away all the money !!


Depending on what you used to pay, maybe travel insurance can come into play. Some credit cards will cover this.
by pravula
01 Jun 2018 10:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2681
Views: 401887

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

engine embargo is 'when' not 'if'. Maybe that's exactly the sort of thing Kaveri needs. Fire under our asses. There are other things US can embargo, though not military equipment. Chips and chip manufacturing equipment. IBM refused to set up semiconductor facility for SCL recently citing military u...
by pravula
01 Jun 2018 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3379
Views: 473390

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Pentagon: US military has a lot of experience 'taking down small islands' in Pacific “I would just tell you that the United States military has had a lot of experience in the Western Pacific taking down small islands,” McKenzie said, when asked if the United States has the ability to “blow apart” o...
by pravula
31 May 2018 04:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 704235

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

My last on this. This is no "Soap or autorickshaw or pharma" manufacturing line. from: https://www.f35.com/about/life-cycle/production The F-35 production strategy is based on flow-to-takt manufacturing implementation. Flow-to-takt is the movement of component assemblies, like wings and fo...
by pravula
30 May 2018 21:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 897448

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

Don't know what they mean by dual band? Any gurus have some idea. The news also states 'Long Range'. Maybe if we develop an IR-Astra like the MICA or ASRAAM, with our own IIR seeker, and thrust vector controls on the Astra, then a long range IRST would really come in handy. I think something which ...
by pravula
30 May 2018 05:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 704235

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Our folks are very tough. No matter what DPSUs do they suck. Reminds me of 5Tantra story of "two men and a donkey". Should look it up. Ramana, I am no expert in production engineering, but a large number of warehoused product goes against lean manufacturing principles. Yes, it is better t...
by pravula
30 May 2018 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 704235

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Ahead of time is also indicative of bad manufacturing/production engineering. :eek: Are you serious? I have never heard anybody sulk about early deliveries in the aviation market. May be you can educate me here!!! Yes, customers will not sulk if you produce early and have them warehoused. Why would...
by pravula
30 May 2018 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 704235

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Ahead of time is also indicative of bad manufacturing/production engineering.
by pravula
28 May 2018 21:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 224732

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

Why Tejas MK2 being in Medium Weight category is not being celebrated as Lungi Dance fanfare moment by Rakshaks? Is it because of expected long delays and scope creeps? This likely means more orders for Tejas MK1A (assuming new MMRCA competition will die). Maybe no one is sure of the time line at t...

Go to advanced search