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by Neshant
22 Jan 2018 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1960
Views: 121133

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Unless there are tie-ups in defense and all round R&D with Japan, India gains little if anything out of this relationship. Even less so with Australia which threw us under the bus by using their participation in Malabar exercises as a bargaining chip with China. Best to plan to go it alone and n...
by Neshant
22 Jan 2018 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 693
Views: 81495

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

The American response is actually what's going to be interesting. Perhaps they will bomb a few areas inside Pakistan's border region but not much else. Or they may bomb up some infrastructure in Pakistan at worst and get themselves kicked outta Pakistan. Put a naval blockaid on Pakistan and bomb up...
by Neshant
21 Jan 2018 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3250
Views: 411088

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I have a suggestion. Abandon qualification methods for aerospace products for the LCA that are currently in use. It simply takes way, way too long and is too bureaucratic! Something a lot faster has to be devised for approving entry into service. I'm not convinced the validation & verification m...
by Neshant
21 Jan 2018 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5235
Views: 462054

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The DDM might be jumping the gun about the F-35 because Vivek Lall, the NRI VP of LM, is obviously talking about the F-Solah. BUT still they are hinting at a pathway to the F-35. In fact, IMHO, they sound pretty explicit about it. If we get the chance to get the F-35 and hook into that $1.5T eco-sy...
by Neshant
21 Jan 2018 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2355

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

EASA-FAA cooperate with each other on aviation regulations and without their certification on Engine Security, no plane can land in Europe, US. Canada etc. There is now way they will certify Chinese Maal for their markets, not especially when they lose big $$ to China. Euro Zone , America, Japan, R...
by Neshant
20 Jan 2018 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2355

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

China is already planning the development of the C-929 which will be a competitor to Boeing's 777 (intercontinental)
The C-919 will compete against the (regional) 737 which is Boeing's bread and butter.

India is stuck at the level of screwdriver assembly and killing domestic aircraft programs.
by Neshant
18 Jan 2018 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1107
Views: 108959

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Eventually India will buy/lease the Tu-160 just as it has the Tu-22

by Neshant
22 May 2017 15:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3845
Views: 531862

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

India sends message to China by conducting Anti Submarine Drills in the South China Sea

by Neshant
22 May 2017 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2920
Views: 276616

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Please explain the physics behind this - how spaced apart engines help Ru aircrafts take creative twists and turns. Supposedly the effect of varying thrust on either engine spaced further apart helps increase rates of turn (not sure in what pitch, roll or yaw). Also to maximize the effect of TVC, t...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 09:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 956
Views: 82687

Re: Indian IT Industry

Snapchat should not expand to "poor countries like India" : CEO Pompliano said Spiegel had abruptly cut him off after he expressed concern about the app not taking off overseas and offering some solutions. According to the Variety report, Spiegel told Pompliano: "This app is only for...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2920
Views: 276616

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

DRDO needs to start X-plane (experimental aircraft) projects to test out various concepts in parallel with working on deployable aircraft like AMCA. Working on deployable aircraft does not allow for taking any design risks. That's because if the design proves to be unworkable, it sets the program ba...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1872
Views: 276475

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The Navy has tracked seven Chinese submarines in the IOR till now, with the first being a Shang-class nuclear attack submarine (SSN) from December 2013 to February 2014. "Two Chinese submarines, a nuclear one alternating with a diesel-electric one, are coming for three months each to the IOR e...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2180
Views: 159778

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

You can't get more iconic gora firms than those and each is held by a fvcking desi not one generation removed from Bharat. You've damned right we are fustrated by screwdrivergiri. If we can't innovate then at least negotiate better fvcking deals where TOT actually means TOT. With almost no local ae...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2920
Views: 276616

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

AMCA layout from ADA's annual report 2015-2016 http://i65.tinypic.com/hti4h2.jpg It looks so much like the Mitsubishi's Shinshin. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7NeFaXK_Vps/UfjYiP3i8MI/AAAAAAAACXw/u_V5taL4pvE/s1600/Mitsubishi+ATD-X+Shinshin.jpg With the engines so close together, can this plane maneuver...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 07:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5235
Views: 462054

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I think if we can put aside our fear that somehow the LCA would be scuppered by a MII initiative (it won't), then F-35 is about the only alternative we have. Tejas will be killed (or sidelined) if foreign single engine fighters start arriving. The sad reality is all that potential for an indigenous...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 809
Views: 59665

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

^^ Hopefully incremental improvements and upgrades of existing 4/4+ gen aircraft. Its only practical if India has IP ownership that comes with building its own plane (e.g. Tejas). Foreign manufacturers will be less than willing to provide detailed aircraft information needed for improvements/upgrade...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 07:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3845
Views: 531862

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Admin note: This is Indian Navy News & Discussion. You have been asked not to post random non-Indian stuff in such threads! Two day ban
by Neshant
22 May 2017 05:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3876
Views: 139444

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Its been said that like the US, it is not in India's interest to allow the price of gold to move freely. We spend vast amount of money importing a metal that mostly sits in the vaults of the people under lock & key. We do not control the supply of gold as we are not producers of gold. Nor are we...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1872
Views: 276475

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

A sign of things to come..? ______ "We Will Go To War; We Will Fight You": China's Xi Threatens Duterte If Philippines Drills For Oil May 20, 2017 6:40 PM The Philippines' outspoken president Rodrigo Duterte got a glimpse of the true snarling, belligerent Chinese dragon hiding behind the c...
by Neshant
22 May 2017 04:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 815
Views: 66358

Re: China Watch Thread-I

A sign of things to come...? "We Will Go To War; We Will Fight You": China's Xi Threatens Duterte If Philippines Drills For Oil May 20, 2017 6:40 PM The Philippines' outspoken president Rodrigo Duterte got a glimpse of the true snarling, belligerent Chinese dragon hiding behind the cheerfu...
by Neshant
21 May 2017 06:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3876
Views: 139444

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

It promotes price discovery as opposed to some dude sitting in London setting prices Libor style. If nation states do not need gold that much, why are their central banks hanging on to 35000 tons of it. Considering all the gold ever mined in the world's history is a mere 170,000 tons, they are holdi...
by Neshant
21 May 2017 05:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 360087

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

N-deal as dead as the dodo.Westinghouse bankrupt, saved our bacon actually had we signed on earlier! Toshiba principals all "Tosh",pardon the pun. N-liability Bill stumbling block.US honchos do not want ANY responsibility whatsoever,just want another Bhopal "pass"! Keep in mind ...
by Neshant
18 May 2017 09:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 956
Views: 82687

Re: Indian IT Industry

News from late 2015. Looks like a custom build of Linux with some goodies added in. ___________________ Indian Government Is Launching Its Own Operating System 'BOSS' To Replace Microsoft Windows September 16, 2015 Indian Government will soon have its very own, home-grown operating system for offici...
by Neshant
18 May 2017 09:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 815
Views: 66358

Re: China Watch Thread-I

by Neshant
18 May 2017 07:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3876
Views: 139444

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

India's Working With World Gold Council to Create a Spot Exchange https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-15/india-working-with-world-gold-council-on-plan-for-spot-exchange Who's interests does the World Gold Council represent? More importantly, will they be suggesting the sale of worthless...
by Neshant
17 May 2017 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 616
Views: 66802

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

US joined the Obor meeting only after it became apparent India would not be attending.

They figured the Obor wasn't going anywhere without India's participation (and obor in general didn't make any economic sense) so they attended for a free lunch.
by Neshant
16 May 2017 11:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3845
Views: 531862

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Start investing in R&D of indigenous anti-sub technologies.

Set up a complete R&D department just for that.

Subs are where China is concentrating most of its efforts.
by Neshant
16 May 2017 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5235
Views: 462054

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Now they are talking about buying more Rafales. The ink has barely dried on the Rafales already purchased.

The arms import lobby has turned the procurement process into a joke.

Expensive foreign stuff is being purchased left and right without the slightest bit of planning.

They need to stop.
by Neshant
15 May 2017 14:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 632067

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Saab is still pumping away putting out announcements to the effect that "Saab is ready to build 200 Gripens for India". Everyone and their mom is ready to build 200 planes and send India the bill. However if the single engine aircraft market is not preserved for domestic players and the IA...
by Neshant
15 May 2017 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2855
Views: 178927

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

India does not get enough bang for its buck in the arms business. With this in mind, the defence ministry is now looking to create a specialised defence procurement organisation (DPO) to streamline mega arms acquisitions as well as leverage them to build a robust defence industrial base (DIB) in th...
by Neshant
15 May 2017 02:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 676
Views: 98239

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Apply for funding if you have a small company or if you are an academic or even individual with an idea for defence related product. Has to be something showing a level of innovation worth funding. --------- Defence Ministry to launch innovation organisation NEW DELHI: Defence Innovation Organistaio...
by Neshant
15 May 2017 02:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 956
Views: 82687

Re: Indian IT Industry

Apply for funding if you have a small company or if you are an academic or even individual with an idea for defence related product. It has to be something innovative worth funding. --------- Defence Ministry to launch innovation organisation NEW DELHI: Defence Innovation Organistaion (DIO) is to be...
by Neshant
15 May 2017 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2855
Views: 178927

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

Apply for funding if you have a small company or if you are an academic or even individual with an idea for defence related product. --------- Defence Ministry to launch innovation organisation NEW DELHI: Defence Innovation Organistaion (DIO) is to be launched as a non-profit company later this mont...
by Neshant
14 May 2017 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1760
Views: 249487

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^^^ Pure crazyness.
Scrap 370 now.
Only India engages in such foolishness of divisiveness & creates a security situation in the process.
No other sane country does.
Scrap it now Modi.
by Neshant
14 May 2017 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 616
Views: 66802

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Countries in the 'hood are too small population wise to absorb boat loads of Made in China goods that are being produced in surplus.

If their credit bubble implodes, they will need to offload tons and tons of surplus capacity on the world for years on end.
by Neshant
14 May 2017 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3845
Views: 531862

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Fully involve US in the design of Vishal so they can learn advantages/disadvantages of small to mid-sized carrier designs & operation.

by Neshant
14 May 2017 07:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 956
Views: 82687

Re: Indian IT Industry

While former ada and drdo heads decry the fact that components are imported easily and local players can't compete against a product made of tax free imported components. If quick & duty free imports of electronic components is not implemented in India within the next 3 years, India will very b...

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