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by pankajs
17 Nov 2018 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1117
Views: 170769

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

I was in two minds if this needs to be posted here. Even if the end result is much progress the status till date was not very complimentary for India. Still, given the situation it inherited from years of inaction, this GOI has pushed and achieved a degree of closure on an issue that has escaped all...
by pankajs
16 Nov 2018 21:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626496

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

A person who compares cost in 2018 with 2000/2008 or some such date is fair and unbiased? Some one who considers Dhruv Rathee as fair and balanced is as biased to one side as Dhruv Rathee. Thank you for sharing your thought process! Couldn't have been clearer. My advice to you is also the same Well ...
by pankajs
16 Nov 2018 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4857
Views: 917690

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

1. There is AIS or whatever it is called and that should filter out up to 90-99% of the Traffic of ocean going vessels. 2. ID the Chinese DDG/FFG/Aircraft carrier using Cartosat-3 continuously and build a library of images for each to tally with the remaining unidentified ships. 3. When in doubt, ze...
by pankajs
16 Nov 2018 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4857
Views: 917690

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

1. The last Satellite [GISAT??] lobbed into the GEO orbit is a test bed with resolution of ~50 meters. From here on the followups can be expected to be better and will provide continuous coverage of the IOR 24x7. A Cartosat-3 EO camera with a ground resolution of 0.25 m from a 600 km orbit will yiel...
by pankajs
16 Nov 2018 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4857
Views: 917690

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I don't think Shourya is dead. It helped develop/test some concepts and technologies. Some of the advances then went on to be Incorporated and perfected in other missiles. Once the need and the tracking/targeting infrastructure for IOR strike are in place it can be revived quickly by adapting a suit...
by pankajs
16 Nov 2018 17:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626496

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Dhruv Rathee is the benchmark for fairness? I have only watched one of his video on the statue of unity and I was so disgusted by the middle that I closed it right then and there. It was not so much as mis-stating facts as much as deliberate misleading framing of the issue. He is an out and out prop...
by pankajs
14 Nov 2018 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575762

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

ISRO's GISAT is more powerful than Chiense GF-4 and it has HySIS as well. <snip pic> This GSAT has a Advanced Camera onboard. Wonder what would be the use of it. Anyone knows..? A major advantage of GISAT over LEO-based CARTOSAT satellites is that it has a very high temporal resolution. Satellites ...
by pankajs
14 Nov 2018 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575762

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Unless India has achieved some unheard of advancement in optical imagery field the above is unlikely. Surgical strike kind of deal will need a much finer resolution than what seems possible from GEO @ a resolution of ~50m based on the Chinese spec. Possible? Yes. India could have leapfrogged ahead o...
by pankajs
14 Nov 2018 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3174
Views: 575762

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/isros-geo-eye-to-monitor-india-offer-web-access-to-remote-locations-1946857 ISRO's 'Geo-Eye' To Monitor India, Offer Web Access To Remote Locations This experimental satellite carries on-board 'a unique high-resolution camera - a so called 'GEO-EYE' to specifically ai...
by pankajs
10 Nov 2018 07:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1138
Views: 111192

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-08/a-fifth-of-china-s-homes-are-empty-that-s-50-million-apartments A Fifth of China’s Homes Are Empty. That’s 50 Million Apartments Soon-to-be-published research will show roughly 22 percent of China’s urban housing stock is unoccupied , according to P...
by pankajs
07 Nov 2018 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1043
Views: 103078

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I expect the India/China competition to intensify in Maldives and around IOR is coming days. China is not going to back off just based on this setback. Rather it is going to intensify its efforts just like it did in Sri Lanka. This is just one of the beginning round of many rounds to come. It helps ...
by pankajs
02 Nov 2018 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3069
Views: 505593

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

1. China has spent hundreds of billions on its military programs so extending that to Radar development would not be too far fetched. 2. Chinese have access to Russian/Ukranian, etc maal/talent. 3. Chinese have access to dis-assemble, study, copy every western item supplied to Bakistan including al...
by pankajs
02 Nov 2018 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3069
Views: 505593

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Lets me break it down, the way I see it. Consider another portion from the very same piece. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2171242/britain-sell-china-unlimited-amount-military-radar-equipment Britain to sell China ‘unlimited’ amount of military radar equipment, technology Outsiders ...
by pankajs
01 Nov 2018 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3069
Views: 505593

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Concerning but also reassuring ... The Chinis are still seeking to import Radar technology and that can only signal one thing. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2171242/britain-sell-china-unlimited-amount-military-radar-equipment Britain to sell China ‘unlimited’ amount of military rad...
by pankajs
31 Oct 2018 22:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2403
Views: 301778

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

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2171037/united-states-wont-allow-force-against-taiwan-new-us-envoy-says United States won’t allow force against Taiwan, new US envoy says as Beijing piles on pressure The United States will not stand by to allow any non-peaceful attempt to unilateral...
by pankajs
31 Oct 2018 22:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1138
Views: 111192

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/2171036/weak-business-sentiment-suggests-chinese-economy-slowing Weak business sentiment suggests Chinese economy slowing faster than expected * Beijing may introduce new support measures as indexes for both manufacturing and service sectors slide i...
by pankajs
30 Oct 2018 10:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248493

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

CRS, IFS has long memory. They are not fools. theay are people like us. One of the things they do is show who is the enemy? Had not Modi tried accommodating DT, this very forum will berate him for lost opportunities. BTW its not racism but potential civilization competitor that drives Deep State in...
by pankajs
28 Oct 2018 23:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 694
Views: 110527

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

https://www.tejasnetworks.com/newsroom-details/tejas-networks-wins-rs-111-cr-order Tejas Networks wins Rs. 111 Cr order for Indian Navy’s Communication network from Sterlite Technologies Limited As a part of this order, Tejas Networks will supply its state-of-the-art terabit capacity DWDM systems an...
by pankajs
24 Oct 2018 13:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2403
Views: 301778

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

I understand India is not US and our behavior with Pak is exactly why GoI is made up of peace loving idiots . However at least in case of Pak, we react to some extend in the military sphere like ABM. Regarding China, we don't have to be Trump, however there are lot of leverage given we are a big ma...
by pankajs
24 Oct 2018 13:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2403
Views: 301778

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

India is not US in terms of its military might or long arms or its stranglehold on technology that is imported by China. Basic difference. It is entertaining to see people wanting India to emulate US. OTOH, if one goes by peoples views on some other thread, especially on J&K and Border related t...
by pankajs
24 Oct 2018 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1947
Views: 162583

Re: Understanding the US - Again

This one provided a opportunity to hit Orange head directly. One can google for "Kushner MBS" and will get a lot of hits ... Here is one from Vanity Fair. Juts notice the headline. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/10/jared-kushner-mbs-khashoggi-murder-trump Jared Went from Running Poin...
by pankajs
24 Oct 2018 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1947
Views: 162583

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^ Me thinks to corner Orange head. Not only has every admin pandered to the Saudi's and gotten some kind of benefit but in this case damad shri seems to have some special line with the Barbarians. Anything to throw at orange head even at the cost of long-term relationship. Very much the template be...
by pankajs
24 Oct 2018 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2403
Views: 301778

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

The biggest drawback for us in all these is these two will be competing like hell, leaving us far behind given that we are all "peace loving" idiots and never learn. In a decades time the competition is going to take these two to such a level, no country will be able to close the gap. The...
by pankajs
21 Oct 2018 16:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1043
Views: 103078

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The last Official Indian and US reaction seems to have put a spine in those justices. It also seems that the Police/Military forces do not seem to be in a mood to back Yameen from what I recall reading immediately following the election results. If that is true his goose is truly cooked. All tinpot ...
by pankajs
18 Oct 2018 15:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215780

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Do you mean to say L&T did not get any hand holding even for first project that it executed in the defense sector? Alpha did not get any hand holding from DRDO when it began? If we where to go back in history the hand holding will be apparent. Happens all the time for all sorts of projects. Tha...
by pankajs
17 Oct 2018 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215780

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

"I am sorry but you are stretching it too far for arguments sake. Are you are suggesting that Dassult, being the designer, the technology creator, the original manufacture and with operational control at DRAL will be unable to deliver at DRAL? That is beyond belief." The belief that you a...
by pankajs
17 Oct 2018 14:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215780

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Pardon my using several posts to address chunks of your post. I will address all points raised my you even ones where my lack of knowledge is on display. Continuing the thread from my last post. This is not a TOT project but a Joint-Venture. That has to be foremost in our minds. What is this JOINT ...
by pankajs
17 Oct 2018 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215780

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Pankajs, I am getting the impression that you think that knowledge & production manufacturing experience is plug-and-play and can be transferred at a moments notice & with some money transfer, agreements signed etc. It is ANYTHING but. When you have a deal of this magnitude, the partner org...
by pankajs
17 Oct 2018 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215780

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

You don't need a lot of experience to be a tier-II company making parts to print. All you need is a lot of money for Capex and for poaching good people from others. They can set-up a tier-2 company in short time. Especially when we are talking about Offset contracts which are served on silver platt...
by pankajs
17 Oct 2018 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215780

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Just to address this first point ... I couldn't agree with you MORE on the Experience or more specifically a minimum experience but my POV is different. How does this DRAL JV work out on this criteria? The work, whether for falcon or future Rafale will be executed by DRAL JV and not ADAG. This DRAL...
by pankajs
16 Oct 2018 19:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 694
Views: 110527

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

PankajS, Please x-post in tech forum. The report reads lots of hype to me. Possible cross-post -------------- http://www.businessworld.in/article/Aiming-To-Be-First-AI-Unicorn-From-India/11-10-2018-162033/ Aiming To Be First AI Unicorn From India To begin with, an agent-based Real AI Processor (RAP...
by pankajs
16 Oct 2018 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Whine Thread-2
Replies: 40
Views: 3100

Re: Whine Thread-2

Mods if you see this post: Have we done away with the "Off Topic" thread? Would be very helpful having an Off Topic thread pinned at the top for easy access. ^^^you have comprehension problem unable to decode the satire ... I feel sorry for your problem. I sure could have helped you, if I ...
by pankajs
16 Oct 2018 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215780

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Added Later : Think of this another way. Scenario 1 : If L&T or ADAG where handed over a project in defense sector to "develop and execute" on their own, I would bet on L&T vs ADAG 10:1. Prior "development and execution" experience matters 100%. There is simply no compet...
by pankajs
16 Oct 2018 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215780

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

The handful of true product design and manufacturing firms like L&T have spent decades in working with DRDO to develop capabilities that make them far superior to any greenfield DRAL kind of set up . {DRAL which has Dassult as a 49% partner is qualified to execute aerospace projects.} To summar...
by pankajs
16 Oct 2018 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215780

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

While L&T has adequate experience is defense and aerospace in other areas, when it comes to core design/technology in Air to Air missile what is its expertise or experience? ZERO. It simply does not have the core design and technology competency in this segment . This is not to belittle L&T...
by pankajs
16 Oct 2018 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215780

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Pardon my using several posts to address chunks of your post. I will address all points raised my you even ones where my lack of knowledge is on display. Continuing the thread from my last post. This is not a TOT project but a Joint-Venture. That has to be foremost in our minds. I wonder whether you...
by pankajs
16 Oct 2018 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1529
Views: 215780

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

There are 2 points that I would make on experience and inexperience. 1. First is a repeat of what I had written earlier. It is not ADAG that will be building the Air component or futures orders of Rafale but DRAL. What is DRAL? It is a 51:49 JV between ADAG and Dassault . This JV is not simply a TO...
by pankajs
16 Oct 2018 14:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248493

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Just stay on thread topic and not get too much into "satire" as you put it and you shall be fine.
by pankajs
16 Oct 2018 14:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248493

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^you have comprehension problem unable to decode the satire... I feel sorry for your problem. I sure could have helped you, if I could, but I can't. Sure you satire is so powerful that it fools you too. All one has to do is read your posts. You definitely have a bigger comprehension problem than ...

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