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by Karan M
30 Mar 2020 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

These folks should have been dealt with an iron hand a long time back. We didn't and we are going to have our noses dragged in the mud, and a whole country's health infrastructure at risk due to CoVidiots who won't obey the rules. :evil:
by Karan M
30 Mar 2020 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://in.news.yahoo.com/not-enough-ventilators-psus-corporates-203707389.html According to industry sources, average demand for ventilators in India is about 8,000 pieces a year. (Representational image) To ramp up ventilator capacity, not only have state-owned PSUs such as Bharat Electronics been...
by Karan M
30 Mar 2020 02:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

http://theshillongtimes.com/2020/03/29/nehu-professor-in-team-developing-ai-scanner/ SHILLONG: Indian researchers including an associate professor from NEHU are working actively in developing an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based T-Ray scanning unit to address the limitation of infrared thermal scan...
by Karan M
30 Mar 2020 02:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

DRDO HAPO chamber http://rakshapolycoats.com/products-and-services/specialized-products/one-man-high-altitude-pulmonary-oedema-hapo-chamber/ Army ordered 3000 and as a result High alt sickness issue in Siachen etc has more or less been addressed completely http://forcebharat.blogspot.com/2008/04/arm...
by Karan M
30 Mar 2020 02:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/drdo-develops-casualty-evacuation-bags-orders-500-pieces-62789 The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has designed a casualty evacuation bag to evacuate persons infected with coronavirus. The bag is water and air-proof and designed to deal with bio...
by Karan M
30 Mar 2020 01:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Livemint India’s leading passenger vehicle manufacturers, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd and Hyundai Motor India Ltd on Saturday announced their plans to help scale up the production of ventilators and testing kits available to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Maruti Suzuki has decided to manufac...
by Karan M
30 Mar 2020 01:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

http://www.newsonair.com/News?title=DRDO-to-soon-equip-frontline-Health-personnel-with-advanced-ventilators%2C-face-masks%2C-PPEs-to-fight-Corona&id=384143 DRDO to soon equip frontline Health personnel with advanced ventilators, face masks, PPEs to fight Corona In a force multiplying move, the D...
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607631

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

So does he or does he not provide specific data on the said radars and their future iterations? I just want to be clear on that because I was under the impression that he did a proper evaluation of the radars with equal level of technical data on each. Data which he could have only gotten via acces...
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread



Can anyone translate?
How many units, ordered, ready?

I hope Dr Reddy stops taking such interviews from so close.
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 18:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I literally loathe posting all this because its a bit worrisome but given the lead time, its good we are doing so and have all hands on deck. https://starofmysore.com/city-based-skanray-to-assemble-nearly-one-lakh-ventilators/ Confirming that Skanray was looking to ramp up its production to meet eme...
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Found the original PR - looks like N99 masks and full body suits are suffering from less capacity and works availability but if the license holders are actually making the numbers - not just capacity, its a good number. https://orissadiary.com/drdo-developing-body-suits-for-medical-staff-five-layer-...
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 18:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.deccanherald.com/business/economy-business/bharat-electronics-limited-to-help-with-ventilators-but-no-concrete-plans-yet-officials-say-818231.html Dr A K Singh, the Director General of Life Sciences, DRDO Headquarters, New Delhi, explained that BEL had other companies had been approached...
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some positive news on the ventilator front - please pray we never get to that level. https://www.businesstoday.in/current/corporate/drdo-innovating-multi-patient-ventilators-to-meet-emergency/story/399488.html The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is trying to develop 'multi-patie...
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What is the forum's opinion on the mass movement of migrant laborers?
I am hoping it is a storm in a teacup because community transmission hasn't (hopefully) taken off
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 17:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dears, why so much focus on what this community or that group or some individual(s) are doing wrong in this Resource thread? Aren't we getting enough of this gupshup from mainstream media already ?? Mainstream media is as usual deliberately maintaining a complete silence. We are getting the most up...
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 17:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There are multiple videos of peacefuls congregating in large numbers in their markets. One of the many I saw was from Mumbra on outskirts of Mumbai. Two policemen were trying to enforce the curfew, peacefuls gather and beat them up. Similar incidents at many places. I don’t think the lockdown will ...
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 12:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607631

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

For the nth time. I have read his stuff. I did not see any technical data or any reference to any performance claims of the said radars that I have talked about. Even the designers of the AN/APG-77 and -81 have published their research papers in technical journals (specific to these radars), and ev...
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607631

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

What sources? Where is the data he cites or uses in his analysis? Why would you expect anyone to spoonfeed you this? Please cross-reference. Pull out journals. It doesn't take much beyond solid slogging to see the references he used. Its hilarious to see you stuck on references when you can't even ...
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607631

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

I have read all of his work. I found zero citations to any official data on the specific radars that I pointed to. You claim that official technical data are available on these particular sensors. If this were true this would be fairly substantial revelation and I, and many others, would love to ha...
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607631

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

What sources are you talking about? Specifically when it comes to evaluating the three different iterations of AESA radars the USAF/N have managed to field over the last 20 years these systems have been in production. Again, specific sources that can be easily verified and will stand a peer review....
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607631

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

I did not know that the N001 has an inbuilt SPJ function. Never read about that anywhere. Does the Bars have that as well? I assume it is a basic noise jammer. I thought it was only modern AESA's like the APG-81 which had an "electronic attack" capability. I am referring to the fact the S...
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607631

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

So just as I said, no sources. How is one to objectively use the data and verify whether it is correct and whether the supporting analysis is backed up by data? I don't think he ever claimed to have used classified or even privileged data in his analysis and despite the fact that for him to obtain ...
by Karan M
28 Mar 2020 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421472

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The Modi Govt does not care for handling a negative image due to propagandists like Krishnan. Vidya Krishnan has long been a flagrant FUD spreader. That she and that rag Caravan are still accredited is itself a shame.
by Karan M
27 Mar 2020 15:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421472

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This smug votary of the BIF simply cannot hide his schadenfreude. :mrgreen: why is he so very keen on constantly spitting on India when he is holding a US green card or is it simply that he is also on the same quality weed @RahulGandhi Its not green card it is Bloomberg using him to propagate a nar...
by Karan M
27 Mar 2020 15:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421472

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Its not green card it is Bloomberg using him to propagate a narrative, I saw the link but from an unbiased eyes what he said was correct. Narrative created is bad. The reason I say is look at his father one of the most respected intelligence officers of all times , R Govindarajan was the gang of ka...
by Karan M
26 Mar 2020 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Today some of my colleagues reported an increase in respiratory cases with fever and dry cough in some places. Almost all of them have mild symptoms. Should see if they are just panic cases or corona.. some of these were tested and results might take 2 days. My advice is, do not go to hospital if u...
by Karan M
26 Mar 2020 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656604

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Certain jamming techniques require two spatially separated pods.
by Karan M
26 Mar 2020 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3980
Views: 613554

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

We accept quietly that a Su-30 produced "fully indigenously from raw materials" is STILL much more expensive than a Russian one with a 3X cost advantage AFTER a production run that should've been sufficient to amortize any initial CAPEX investments ...would love to see someone dig thru' t...
by Karan M
25 Mar 2020 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69935

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

ramana wrote:It looks like modernised Bren with belt feed and auto selector.

Wish ARDE had tried to upgrade the BREN over the many decades and IA had some officers with vision.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRMHDqe_k5Y
by Karan M
25 Mar 2020 15:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A curve flattening can be done not merely till a vaccine is available but more capacity is brought online or better treatment protocols. A bad economy is the least of our issues if a pandemic takes off. The extra time these 21 days get is exactly for things like PPE to be improved given the specs go...
by Karan M
25 Mar 2020 15:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

That doesnt make any sense. If health services are meager, then it makes even more sense to flatten the curve to avoid overwhelming them.
by Karan M
25 Mar 2020 01:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Gyan - can we please leave this to the ICMR? They have the data on whom this treatment is working for, and whom its not working for. And "prophylaxis" sounds very tempting, until and unless we realize it can also lead to the mass development of chloroquin resistant malaria and cross-sensit...
by Karan M
25 Mar 2020 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Genius. Just plain genius. I didn't think of this at all. Depends on wash sale rules. In the US the rule prevents selling at a loss and buying back 'substantially the same security' within the next 30 days and reporting that loss for tax purposes. However, given the circumstances, the US may suspen...
by Karan M
25 Mar 2020 01:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Would we prefer 21 days of increasing panic as infection counts head upwards and our cities become pandemic areas, or 21 days wherein GOI finally has breathing space (no pun intended) to put measures in place? This is all due to those a-holes who went around breaking quarantine and those jerks who ...
by Karan M
25 Mar 2020 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Garooda - if you think the information is accurately transcribed and can help Indian doctors, then post.
by Karan M
25 Mar 2020 00:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If you close the stock market you spook the FII so that they won't return for a while, and further roil the markets. Just ignore the market for a while. I am 38% down on my stock market investments and prepping myself for it to go down by a further 20-30% till things stabilize. Everyday life is > s...
by Karan M
24 Mar 2020 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If you close the stock market you spook the FII so that they won't return for a while, and further roil the markets. Just ignore the market for a while. I am 38% down on my stock market investments and prepping myself for it to go down by a further 20-30% till things stabilize. Everyday life is > st...
by Karan M
24 Mar 2020 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306355

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Would we prefer 21 days of increasing panic as infection counts head upwards and our cities become pandemic areas, or 21 days wherein GOI finally has breathing space (no pun intended) to put measures in place? This is all due to those a-holes who went around breaking quarantine and those jerks who t...

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