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by A Nandy
18 Apr 2019 01:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2021
Views: 268612

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Also it opens the door for a flood of cases for reparations for all colonial crimes in India. That will be real Karma.
by A Nandy
12 Apr 2019 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2021
Views: 268612

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

IMO in due time they will once they are properly broken!
by A Nandy
06 Apr 2019 02:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

LHB couplers continue to have serious problems.

https://www.railpost.in/bhubaneshwar-de ... t-cuttack/

Seems parting happened outside Cuttack on a bridge!
by A Nandy
01 Apr 2019 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 724865

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

Seating capacity to feel launch vibrations to go up in next 2 launches from today's 1200, to 5000, then 10,000 :D

3 students from each state and UT to attend training in ISRO for few months.

Anyone went today?
by A Nandy
31 Mar 2019 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95635

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Apologies if I have touched a raw nerve here but the fact remains India is not China or USA or Britain or Russia. We take pride in the fact that we are not warmongers or aggressors. We go back thousands of years in civilisation and the fact that we are different from these nations is well known. Th...
by A Nandy
27 Mar 2019 00:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-pm-narendra-modi-s-flagship-train-18-may-bring-tejas-express-to-its-end-2732907 With Train 18 gaining pace, the Indian Railways is likely to put an end to the services of the country's first semi high-speed train Tejas Express. At present, the third Tejas Expres...
by A Nandy
24 Mar 2019 17:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2977
Views: 510608

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/cold-storage-capacity-expands-rs-21-000-crore-investment-lined-up-by-2023-119032200623_1.html In next 4-5 years Rs 21,000 crore will be invested in setting up or upgrading cold storages to address the problem of stockpiling of perishable commo...
by A Nandy
16 Mar 2019 01:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 400
Views: 85017

Re: India's Shipping Sector

https://www.newsexperts.in/container-barge-service-kottayam-port-flagged-off/ KOCHI: Creating a landmark in the history of inland movement through National Waterways 3 & 9, the first barge named KPACT-1 with four (40 feet) import loaded containers was flagged off today from ICTT Cochin by Chairm...
by A Nandy
16 Mar 2019 01:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 400
Views: 85017

Re: India's Shipping Sector

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/infrastructure/work-on-36-new-waterways-likely-to-begin-by-march-iwai/articleshow/68220081.cms?from=mdr Work on 36 new waterways likely to begin by March: IWAI The government declared 106 national waterways in 2016 in addition to the existing five, t...
by A Nandy
11 Mar 2019 01:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Is ICF being asked to give ToT to MCF to scale up production of T18 or is MCF going to make all the T18s? I wonder what was the point of transferring Shubhranshu to RDSO. Probably related to the issue regarding handing over the tech to MCF. Maybe they will come to their senses after the election res...
by A Nandy
10 Mar 2019 21:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://www.zeebiz.com/india/news-make-in-india-proud-moment-how-indian-railways-beat-china-to-become-worlds-largest-coach-manufacturer-89149 It's noteworthy that the ICF has already been given the order to produce 44 more Train 18 sets. Make in India: Proud moment! How Indian Railways beat China to...
by A Nandy
10 Mar 2019 18:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3133
Views: 376002

Re: Indus Water Treaty

https://www.businesstoday.in/current/economy-politics/pulwama-attack-aftermath-india-stops-its-share-of-water-to-pakistan-under-indus-treaty/story/326320.html Pulwama attack aftermath: India stops its share of water to Pakistan under Indus Treaty Speaking to media, Meghwal, said that water of 0.53 m...
by A Nandy
08 Mar 2019 16:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://www.businesstoday.in/current/economy-politics/train-18-make-in-india-indian-railways-vande-bharat-express-second-train-18-to-be-rolled-out-this-month-to-sport-more-make-in-india-components-than-first-one-report/story/325326.html Second Train 18 to be rolled out this month; to sport more 'Mak...
by A Nandy
05 Mar 2019 23:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Stacked Containers finally:
by A Nandy
17 Feb 2019 16:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 161348

Re: Pulwama Attack

I think there should be an immediate attack anyway and reasonably deadly too. Then let the news go out that a response was done and lay quiet for a few months. When the pigs think after a month or two that the sh!t has stopped hitting the fan, strike Lahore hard and take out a few thousand(hopefully...
by A Nandy
10 Feb 2019 12:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Train 18 arriving at Varanasi on Feb 2nd. Damn it looks good! f3K7bT2Pcwg Feb 15th is D-Day apparently. I wonder if they can double the number of coaches easily, given that the coaches are independently motorized. Given the perennial problems with getting tickets, capacity augmentation would soon be...
by A Nandy
10 Feb 2019 01:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2977
Views: 510608

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

From the comments:
This is an irony. RG is the elite that Thomas is rallying against. His dynasty bankrupted this country, and now we are going to give the money to the thief to be distributed!
by A Nandy
02 Feb 2019 20:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

T18 on service from Feb 4th? https://twitter.com/ManiSudhanshu58/status/1091705208831463426 https://www.zeebiz.com/india/news-train-18-exclusive-on-trial-run-vande-bharat-express-reaches-varanasi-10-minutes-late-83749 The Indian Railways has completed all preparations for running the country's most ...
by A Nandy
16 Jan 2019 21:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://swarajyamag.com/infrastructure/people-happy-soldiers-confident-how-bogibeel-setu-is-ticking-many-boxes-at-once The foundation stone for the bridge was laid by the then prime minister H D Deve Gowda in January 1997, but construction did not begin until five years later (in 2002) when prime mi...
by A Nandy
09 Jan 2019 23:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 400
Views: 85017

Re: India's Shipping Sector

Finally sailing... http://www.maritimegateway.com/we-are-sailing-finally/ http://www.maritimegateway.com/positive-challenging-year/ India has about 15,000 km of waterways which have been totally neglected since the independence of our country. Nations like Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar, US, China and...
by A Nandy
04 Jan 2019 14:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Or hopefully... right in it :mrgreen:
by A Nandy
04 Jan 2019 09:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2896
Views: 409954

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

Chinese population going down, another Japan in the making... https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/chinas-population-shrinks-despite-two-child-policy-experts/articleshow/67365891.cms This downward trend may be irreversible, he cautioned, due to factors such as a decrease in the number of ...
by A Nandy
01 Jan 2019 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 724865

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

The California Science center had actual plastic encased modules displayed in all their heat blasted glory: https://s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/2EM3xTzIL5hZyIJ3T3k0TQ/o.jpg Now there is the shuttle too https://californiasciencecenter.org/exhibits/air-space And this is one of the less space focus...
by A Nandy
25 Dec 2018 12:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://www.firstpost.com/india/memoirs-of-many-ferry-rides-narendra-modi-brahmputra-bogibeel-bridge-and-a-trip-down-memory-lane-to-sonari-ghat-in-assam-5786181.html Correctly dubbed an engineering marvel, this 4.94-kilometre structure is set to redefine communication links between the north and sou...
by A Nandy
25 Dec 2018 11:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 400
Views: 85017

Re: India's Shipping Sector

https://www.hindustantimes.com/patna/in-a-first-patna-connects-to-inland-waterways-maiden-cargo-arrives/story-RYkuMesCPLFJkDvAMV0B3K.html The project would enable commercial navigation of vessels with capacity of 1500-2,000 DWT. He added, Patna and upcoming IWAI terminal at Kalughat, will emerge as ...
by A Nandy
25 Dec 2018 11:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Bridge is designed to land fighters as well :twisted:
by A Nandy
17 Dec 2018 20:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

So what is the technological gap in India currently for these kind of rails. How many years are we behind currently?
by A Nandy
08 Dec 2018 01:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 400
Views: 85017

Re: India's Shipping Sector

https://www.businesstoday.in/top-story/the-centre-gives-nod-to-develop-a-rs-156-crore-freight-village-in-varanasi/story/298238.html The government on Thursday, said it had given its nod to develop a Rs 156 crore freight village in Varanasi adjoining the inland waterways terminal on river Ganga that ...
by A Nandy
08 Dec 2018 00:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Bogibeel Bridge: https://twitter.com/KirenRijiju/status/1069880119022501888/video/1 https://www.financialexpress.com/infrastructure/railways/bogibeel-bridge-pm-modi-to-inaugurate-indias-longest-rail-road-bridge-on-dec-25-watch-breathtaking-video/1404366/?utm_source=Taboola_Recirculation&utm_medi...
by A Nandy
06 Dec 2018 00:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Apparently Canadian National Railway operates the largest freight trains of 4.2Km, double stacked: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_trains#General https://www.quora.com/How-long-can-a-freight-train-be-in-Canada http://www.nationalpost.com/long+trains/4348592/story.html Really low rakes in the U...
by A Nandy
05 Dec 2018 18:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Yeah man!! and double stacked :D

Here is a 1.3km one:



1.4 Km:
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 623573.cms
by A Nandy
02 Dec 2018 21:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

If they did it without the cone, it can only get more efficient with it no? Meanwhile up at NE: 1st freight train ran on Bogibeel Bridge, India's longest road-cum-rail bridge with a phenomenal stretch of 4.94 kilometres, connecting Assam with Arunachal Pradesh & opening the doors to enhanced con...
by A Nandy
02 Dec 2018 20:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Ok, now that the uttejit-ness is wearing off a bit, some news: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-s-first-engine-less-train-train-18-breaches-180-kmph-during-trials/story-zAkpRs5OJJCzZfcVlAx9xN.html Designed to run at 160 kmph, the Train 18 breached the 180 kmph mark in the Kota-Sawai M...
by A Nandy
02 Dec 2018 20:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

We will hopefully catch up ultimately to the dangers of stepping across a semi-HSR line :P If this is going to run on the Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi route from Dec 15th January at 160kmph, I guess they have already reinforced the tracks. And they will do the same for all Shatabdi routes across India in t...
by A Nandy
02 Dec 2018 19:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Train 18 hitting 180 kmph. Decent stability as well. Really waiting to see the 'Coin Stability check' in our HSR. Incredible. Just incredible!!! Out goes the Oiropeans yet again :rotfl: The dude on the seat seems scared stiff :lol: Indian Railways not used to moving this fast! T18 is just screaming...
by A Nandy
02 Dec 2018 15:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 285
Views: 38298

Re: European Union: Positive News

Riots in Paris https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6449407/Fresh-violence-Paris-riot-police-use-tear-gas-batons.html 'This is the start of a revolution': Paris rioters steal police assault rifle, torch dozens of cars and vow to 'stay in the streets until Christmas' as fuel protests continue int...
by A Nandy
01 Dec 2018 02:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443760

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Yeah apparently the electrical wires above the DFC are all above that height to allow double stacking. The electric loco pantographs have to extend fully to reach them.

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