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by A Nandy
17 Feb 2019 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 1692
Views: 96472

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 2837
Views: 461132

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 389
Views: 79827

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 2765
Views: 365940

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: 3635
Views: 681890

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 389
Views: 79827

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 389
Views: 79827

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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: 276
Views: 34881

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: 3158
Views: 407099

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.
by A Nandy
30 Nov 2018 20:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3158
Views: 407099

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

the road from Dimapur to Kohima 45km is being 4 laned since last year ... idea is all NE capitals must have 4 laned connectivity and train connection also. I think Aizawl, Shillong, Gangtok and Kohima are left to connect by rail - Itanagar and Agartala are done and Imphal is ongoing. https://econom...
by A Nandy
30 Nov 2018 12:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3158
Views: 407099

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

High speed trials have begun!!
by A Nandy
30 Nov 2018 12:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3158
Views: 407099

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

C and FORTRAN as development tools
:P

What they need is the MEAN stack http://mean.io/
by A Nandy
29 Nov 2018 22:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3158
Views: 407099

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Yeah there is an opportunity here to develop the tech and compete with AWS, Azure. Some work would have been done for the GST network, though this demands many magnitudes higher throughput.
by A Nandy
29 Nov 2018 21:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3158
Views: 407099

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

You mean a Beowulf cluster of hives? :mrgreen:

T18 at Kota for high speed trials
by A Nandy
29 Nov 2018 01:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3158
Views: 407099

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Moar T18!!! :-o https://www.livemint.com/rf/Image-621x414/LiveMint/Period2/2018/11/29/Photos/Processed/Train18-kAx--621x414@LiveMint.jpg https://www.livemint.com/Politics/FMXtJq5byQfvD9KUTYPawJ/Train-18-services-the-new-Shatabdi-Express-likely-to-start.html Train 18, India’s first engine-less semi-h...
by A Nandy
29 Nov 2018 01:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3158
Views: 407099

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Train 21 https://enbulletin.com/2018/11/27/train-18-to-change-way-indians-commute/ Mani, who was at the National Academy of Indian Railways, said that the first rake is expected to run on Delhi-Bhopal route,” “In 2019-20, we will make four more rakes and more services will be introduced. We are gear...
by A Nandy
26 Nov 2018 22:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2765
Views: 365940

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

China’s cashless economy threatens to leave its elderly—and their money—behind https://qz.com/1435320/chinas-cashless-economy-is-leaving-its-elderly-behind Those issues were brought into sharp focus recently by a viral video of an older Chinese patron in northern China arguing with the staff at the ...
by A Nandy
26 Nov 2018 20:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3158
Views: 407099

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Yep, thats the last test.

Unless of course they want to push it.... :)
by A Nandy
26 Nov 2018 03:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3158
Views: 407099

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

If T18 can maintain that kind of "throughput" with a inter train gap of less than 10 mins, it will revolutionize intercity travel. I sure hope they are planning proximity warning radars and similar stuff already even for larger gaps, given the speeds. Havent heard much on those safety aspe...
by A Nandy
25 Nov 2018 22:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3158
Views: 407099

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

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