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by Marten
27 Sep 2017 17:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Austin is right in that hotels and restaurants that were paying taxes and reporting income more or less accurately are less affected. Those that have to pay up will of course feel the pain. I don't think folks complained when prices doubled earlier. Now, since the taxes are visible, some consternati...
by Marten
26 Sep 2017 13:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

To refresh your memory: <snipped> Funny. You can't save the money you don't have. Deficits are not going away by any means. Is that what you read from the graphic? However, you can save (the economy) by NOT spending or by eliminating wasteful funding like digging holes + filling them up. :) Point i...
by Marten
26 Sep 2017 10:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Government will use all the money saved over the past 2 years to flood the system with cash and price cuts . Saved ? Where ? We have been running deficits for the past two years and indeed are targeting a deficit of 3.2% of GDP this year. To refresh your memory: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...
by Marten
25 Sep 2017 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1594
Views: 199911

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

A-1 supply chain in hand? The same for A-2! Someone in your profession certainly understands long lead items very very well. Why then are you ignoring this lead time, scale and related costs? Without orders, which supplier is going to maintain stock for you? For any item that costs 5-10cr, imagine ...
by Marten
24 Sep 2017 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 868
Views: 28263

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Mods, since the Epics thread or the Movies thread or the L&M thread or indeed even the Post Report feature are not the right place to ask: Please let me know why TKiran can continue with continuous nonsense and abuse while the rest of us get sermons? Kindly enroll us in the Friends and Family Pr...
by Marten
23 Sep 2017 09:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 903999

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Due to liquidity crisis in India, China will slowly buy out various business in India along with Babus and Netas. Delhi will be conquered before Doklam by investments and subsidised imports from China. The monies invested by China will have zero value if they precipitate a war. Remember enemy holdi...
by Marten
22 Sep 2017 14:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Alert! a paki owned 'Indian' defense forum, please read
Replies: 461
Views: 48583

Re: Alert! a paki owned 'Indian' defense forum, please read

Can anyone tell a noob like me if IDF is a paki forum or not? What is IDF? Link please Guys, there is a Pakistani run defence forum under the url - http://www.indiandefence.kom (replace k with c in .kom) masquerading as an Indian defence site. Please be aware of it. This is very much like 'Fai' cas...
by Marten
22 Sep 2017 11:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492829

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Checking out these videos coming out lately looks like the knives are in the open with DRDO/ADA supporting the Tejas and would want to see the Single Engine program get cancelled and opt for more of Tejas versus MOD/IAF who would want to import another 100-200 single engine fighter. DRDO/ADA Suppor...
by Marten
21 Sep 2017 14:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492829

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

jamwal wrote:Not that I am very optimistic on this, but why only him ?

Insider view vs. Old Airport road view. :lol:
by Marten
21 Sep 2017 13:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492829

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I don't see Tejas orders stopping anything below 200 (different versions of LCA included). This is just for IAF. The other thing that I am hoping for is HAL adopting Tejas and developing Tejas like they did for Dhruv. Over the next 10 years. Export market and orders from friendly countries of LCA M...
by Marten
21 Sep 2017 08:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492829

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Thank you for the great post. Very illuminative.
by Marten
20 Sep 2017 22:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492829

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Hope springs eternal. Now only if we can get more inducted fast, we are going to see a change in mindsets. Once the IAF's homeboys fall in love, LCA will hopefully soar. At about 4 min 42 sec the Wing Commander says "We are trying to operationalize this aircraft as soon as possible" To me...
by Marten
19 Sep 2017 22:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492829

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

please tell, who is not playing well? or what is the game? ‘Far-fetched vision’: India’s futuristic light combat aircraft overshadowed by predecessor Please stop quoting Vivek Raghuvanshi on this thread. Start a blog and write your posts on his views and that of Rahul Bedi. But please spare this th...
by Marten
17 Sep 2017 22:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4217
Views: 291538

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Suresh S wrote:Prof Martin Sindhu will win this one and my prediction she will be world no one within a year.

You deserve a Bejan Daruwala award for getting it right. May Ganesha bring Sindhu more success.
by Marten
17 Sep 2017 12:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4217
Views: 291538

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Cheers to PV Sindhu on her third Super Series title. Won the Korean Open in style, beating Okuhara in a three game match.
22-20, 11-21,21-18
by Marten
16 Sep 2017 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4968
Views: 281632

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Sudarshan ji, lavana samudra would mean brackish ocean, and I don't know enough of the language to know deeper or sukshma meanings.
by Marten
16 Sep 2017 17:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4217
Views: 291538

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Sindhis is in the Korean open final. Facing Okuhara san.
Perhaps a good time for avenging world cup final?
by Marten
16 Sep 2017 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1839
Views: 308694

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Pranaams to this great son of India. May he merge with the maker.

Sincere condolences to the IAF family.
by Marten
16 Sep 2017 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3173
Views: 349009

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Dileep wrote:Oh.. We believe in the hero shooting the noose cut at the right moment the horse is made to bolt. One shot that works every time onlee.

+1 -- we are unable to authorize funding for Mk2/Mk1a/p and AMCA all at the same time, but will fund multiple programs for MMRCA.
by Marten
16 Sep 2017 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4968
Views: 281632

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

http://www.hindunet.org/mahabharata/txt/06.txt I found those verses in the Bhishma parva - see link above. If you look at the earth "upside down" (in the traditional sense of north being up and south being down, that we're all used to from cartography) from space or from the moon, there r...
by Marten
15 Sep 2017 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3173
Views: 349009

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

^^ Impressive! Encouraging such R&D projects in IAF & IA would, at the very least, go a long way in minimizing mental disconnect between Armed Forces and DRDO,HAL etc. IMVHO, half the problems in most indigenous programs is because of this disconnect. No, it is far more apparent than any un...
by Marten
12 Sep 2017 16:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492829

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Incorrect numbers. NLCA MK2 is targeted to have 16.5 ton of MTOW. AF version should have similar number. Internal fuel should be 3000+ kg I think. Thrust numbers are also off. Anyway, by whose yardstick F16 and Gripen in LCA category..? Definitely not by IAF's.. :P I do not remeber IAF saying LCA h...
by Marten
11 Sep 2017 20:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

but has said no counting machines were used to count these notes!! The how did they count ? Manually ? even brfites keep falling to this shenanigans by DDM.. :rotfl: the FULL reply from RBI is "no we did not use counting machines. We used sophisticated Currency Verification and Processing (CVP...
by Marten
10 Sep 2017 22:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 598572

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Dipanker, if this was from Minhaz Merchant, it only adds to the credibility since it was published openly as a rejoinder to Chidambaram et al. And his link itself clearly states: https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/headon/upa-vs-nda-setting-the-economic-record-straight/ Sources: Economic Surv...
by Marten
04 Sep 2017 21:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492829

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Even with a five to seven year cycle for the basic MCA, it would be unviable as time lines go. However, given the shilling we see for aged tired platforms that will take the same amount of time, perhaps the MCA or twin LCA would be a good developmental product. If only native projects were not dripf...
by Marten
04 Sep 2017 09:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 520465

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Commerce stint may help Nirmala Sitharaman in defence deals http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/commerce-stint-may-help-nirmala-sitharaman-in-defence-deals/articleshow/60353846.cms Make in India in defence is still to take off in a big way. “What she will have to look at is compressing...
by Marten
31 Aug 2017 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3774
Views: 261914

Re: Internal Security Watch

No need to explain which locals these were: Army men, locals clash over eviction notice Tension prevailed in Kaval Byrasandra following a clash between military personnel and locals on Wednesday. Clashes broke out after the Parachute Regiment Training Centre (PRTC) initiated an eviction process to ...
by Marten
31 Aug 2017 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707682

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Any pictures available? To be frank the coverage and pictures from AI17 was way less than the earlier ones I had edited a large number (500-600 may be) of pics to put on BRF, but could never figure out how the BRF gallery works exactly. And now my laptop has gone kaput and all my data is stuck. I s...
by Marten
31 Aug 2017 00:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 903999

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

UlanBatori wrote:Xi will refrain from mentioning Xit in Xi-Amen? :mrgreen:

That's what Xi said! :lol:
by Marten
30 Aug 2017 23:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492829

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Tail nos for LSPs are being masked.Could someone explain the intent or rationale? (Is it because each LSP has a specific feature being tested and we do not want to share info or progress?) I think those are SP's in airforce service, watch the paint scheme carefully and you will see the difference A...
by Marten
30 Aug 2017 23:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492829

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

AV, great job tracking this! Good question on LSP 4 as well. We had IFR, Gsh23, BVR, Supersonic tank on the short list. Guess would be that the gun is being tested along with associated vibration tests for LRUs. BVR + Radome performance on another? Key data points by Tejas LCA -- Flying Daggers will...
by Marten
30 Aug 2017 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1000
Views: 71237

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

SP is the most vindictive politician India has ever seen. Just check what he did to the Agashe family. He made sure the owner who did not submit his sugar mills to SP, died pauper in jail and his children are left destitute. Mind you Agashe family was extremely well connected and had lot of resourc...
by Marten
29 Aug 2017 23:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 903999

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Sir, please post here as well for the benefit of those who cannot get to Twitter! aiyoo..its 40 plus tweets ..too much copy-past work sir, unless somebody know of tools to collate tweets into notepad or whatever.. No Gus saar, I pinged Kancha san so that he can post here whenever he has the time. L...
by Marten
29 Aug 2017 21:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 903999

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Gus wrote:a good narration of what happened

https://twitter.com/CestMoiz/status/902523778747424768

kancha wrote:...

Sir, please post here as well for the benefit of those who cannot get to Twitter!
by Marten
29 Aug 2017 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707682

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Tangentially related to this thread - https://tribunecontentagency.com/article/whats-in-japans-record-2018-defense-budget-request/ What’s in Japan’s Record 2018 Defense Budget Request? Details of the request are yet to be fully finalized, but officials indicated that Japan will request money for: t...
by Marten
28 Aug 2017 22:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 903999

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The Indian post is less than 300 meters away. The Chinese path (that used to be a road until BRO did a BBMP on them) to their post is 5-8km?
Who would the average lay person (non BR Tier 1 member, of course) think about the victor in this case?
by Marten
28 Aug 2017 08:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492829

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I don't recall this article being posted. So here goes Is India on the Verge of Building a Super Jet Fighter? "In 2016 the Indian Navy rejected the domestically built Tejas jet fighter—or Light Combat Aircraft—after a troubled thirty-three years of development in which the maritime fighting br...
by Marten
27 Aug 2017 19:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4217
Views: 291538

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Never before India had seen its player reach the Olympics and World Championships finals but on Saturday, PV Sindhu did it. The Hyderabad girl became the first Indian badminton player to reach the final of both those tournaments after she completed a dominating 21-13 21-10 win over China’s Chen Yuf...
by Marten
27 Aug 2017 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 868
Views: 28263

Re: BR Forum Feedback

archan wrote:Thanks for volunteering :)

Welcome surprise to see you back.
by Marten
25 Aug 2017 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 775
Views: 98260

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

Can someone please explain how Kockums vs Soryu works out price wise? Soryu appears to be $550mn per news reports. Wouldn't the Swedish boats be cheaper?

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