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by shaunb
16 Nov 2017 22:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 637431

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

IAF Chief while talking about Rafale Rafale is a good deal Dhanoa said a contract was signed in March 2006 for 20 Tejas aircraft to be delivered between April 2009 and December 2010. "Out of these 20 aircraft, only five were received ... Again a contract was signed in December 2010 for 20 more ...
by shaunb
02 Feb 2013 06:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 492702

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

The shape of the nose and cockpit resembles that of the Su-34. Could this be a tandem seat configuration? Look at the head on cad drawings. Tarmak007 mentions "Pilot associate to reduce pilot workload' in the AMCA Menu. The current configuration of the cockpit has no room behind, so tandem sea...
by shaunb
01 Feb 2013 23:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 492702

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

The shape of the nose and cockpit resembles that of the Su-34. Could this be a tandem seat configuration?
by shaunb
18 Jan 2013 23:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 207054

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Some interesting news from Boeing 787, (not sure if this is appropriate for this thread) posting it here only because there was some discussion here earlier on the topic of using a electrical mechanism in FBW. here is the relevant excerpt from the from article "The 787 was pitched as the airlin...
by shaunb
25 Dec 2012 00:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 881610

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

So before this deal HAL had to manufacture 180 Su30s. Till now they have delivered 119. It would have taken them a while before the next 60 will be delivered. So why this need to sign a deal for another 42? Just to make the Russians happy?
by shaunb
04 Dec 2012 03:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 375186

Re: Indian Interests

In the recent GPS show - Nov 24, 2012 Fareed talked to Robert Kaplan who had very interesting observation on the "Indian Sub-Continent". Yes Fareed used that word. Kaplan talked about the geographical location and the ancient dynasties of India; Nalanda, Gupta, Maurya etc and about how the...
by shaunb
27 Nov 2012 19:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 207054

Re: LCA News and Discussions

With a change in the MB seat, would this have an impact on the ergonomics of the cockpit? I hope there is not much effort required on cockpit ergonomics because of the change.
by shaunb
24 Aug 2011 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 168323

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

A few thoughts on the current situation. This is in stark contrast to the US media's coverage of the Hazare business... even though India-office reporters are filing their stories, often stuffed with hyperbole to attract professional attention, those stories are tucked away in the South Asia sectio...
by shaunb
22 Feb 2011 22:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 692648

Re: LCA News and Discussions

From Ajai Shukla's article...

Only three major milestones noted for Tejas Mark 1 FOC
What remains is to integrate a long-range missile; to enable mid-air refuelling; and to enable the Tejas to fly as slow as 200 kmph.


Interesting to see that mid-air refuelling would be done on Mark 1.
by shaunb
01 Feb 2011 22:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 968991

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

SaiK, Here the high tide caused waves which were more than expected for the separation distance between the big ship and the smaller naval ship. The big ship swerved to avoid another and bumped the naval ship. A question out of curiosity.... How much time does it take for a big vessel like Nordlake...
by shaunb
07 Jan 2011 01:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1013531

Re: China Military Watch

An observation on the J-20. It looks like the plane is making taxi runs and undergoing initial cheks. Normally, (Tejas, JSF, Pak-Fa) when such tests are done, the plane never come out in their final colour schemes. We have seen others in their green and yellow primers. Is there any reason why J-20 w...
by shaunb
23 Nov 2010 08:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Oct. 20, 2010
Replies: 2839
Views: 304721

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Oct. 20, 2

arun wrote:Canadian magazine Macleans :(( :

Poor Pakistan


It is quite amazing to see that the idea of "de-hyphenating" India and Pakistan first talked about on BRF has made it to the main stream media now.
by shaunb
20 Oct 2010 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 399766

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Cross posting from the Geopolitical thread. This one has some insights into some of the demographic, economic, and resource implications in China. An interesting article on the Great Game. This one trying to portray that the US hegemony will continue till the dollar remains the world currency and th...
by shaunb
20 Oct 2010 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 367325

Re: Geopolitical thread

An interesting article on the Great Game. This one trying to portray that the US hegemony will continue till the dollar remains the world currency and the oil prices drops $25 in 2013-2015.
The Great Game by Charles Hugh Smith
by shaunb
14 Oct 2010 00:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 285332

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 20

Finally, some news on the effects of deforestation in Pakistan and its link to the recent floods. Would have loved if this was a WSJ article, but its a start.

Timber mafia and flooding in Pakistan
by shaunb
27 Sep 2010 22:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 3942
Views: 402400

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Acharya wrote:Lot of saffron color being used in US ads and places recently


That is because it is autumn/fall and saffron/orange seems to be in vogue. I don't think there is too much to read into it.
by shaunb
31 Jul 2010 03:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901053

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

A video that explains what the weird looking helmet in the Typhoon is meant for.

Typhoon Helmet
by shaunb
24 Jun 2010 18:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 445340

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

From the article in BBC posted by SanjayM The country - like India - has never signed the NPT. It too has a small nuclear arsenal. And, more worryingly, proliferation experts say it has a terrible record of selling nuclear technology and knowhow to third countries. What sort of baltant lies does BBC...
by shaunb
11 May 2010 23:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 240988

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2

Pictures of the mystery shoes from Karachi - Endgadget
by shaunb
15 Apr 2010 22:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 351237

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)

House of Cards.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSWSL5awfIE This documentary should be viewed in conjunction with the following docs from PBS Frontline program in the following sequence 1) Inside the Meltdown 2) The Warning Ideally you should watch in following sequence 1) House of Cards, 2) Indide...
by shaunb
31 Mar 2010 21:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1477
Views: 157833

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

The oldest SkyBus(called monorail in Germany)

Hopefully the babus evaluating what type of mass transit to sanction for funding, get some inspiration from this time tested service.
by shaunb
07 Feb 2010 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch
Replies: 4017
Views: 284900

Re: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch

John Simpson (BBC) interviewing Stanley McChrystal Cannot download the video so if anyone has access please download and watch. General Stanley mentions Mulllar Omar as being the leader and kind of mentions him to be among the good taliban books. He also mentions they have a whole list of the so ca...
by shaunb
06 Feb 2010 21:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010
Replies: 2837
Views: 196978

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010

I have a feeling that the Commonwealth games would be a big target. And maybe this dialogue is to ensure that TSP control its so called "non-state uncontrollable actors". Chankian maharaaj , did you not hear Gilli the Groper say that TSP government is facing ' sau sau ' 26/11 in single ye...
by shaunb
06 Feb 2010 19:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010
Replies: 2837
Views: 196978

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010

Are we focusing too much on the short term?? Given the fact that all institutions; the forces and home ministry, are raising alarm about infiltration in huge numbers, and the gut feeling that the next attack is something big, we need to see what the next big event in India is going to be. I have a f...
by shaunb
23 Jan 2010 01:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009
Replies: 2838
Views: 224021

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009

What would be the costs involved if microlights are used? IBN reporting that 50 para gliding kits were bought. Assuming 50 people being used and instead of paragliders, microlights being used, what would be the costs in such an operation?
by shaunb
21 Jan 2010 02:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009
Replies: 2838
Views: 224021

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009

Is this Psy Ops? or some real signalling going on.

Refer to the picture in this link
by shaunb
14 Jan 2010 21:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009
Replies: 2838
Views: 224021

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009

Congress dismisses Thackrey for severing cricketing ties with Australia(from Hindu)
http://beta.thehindu.com/news/article80476.ece?homepage=true

Will this set precedence for starting cricket with TSP?

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