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by VenkataS
29 Jan 2020 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Why not develop a new fighter (with dual engines) design based on the existing Kaveri engine or use the Rafale as suggested above. We need a few fighters flying with a domestically produced engine as soon as possible so that a feedback loop can be setup so that continuous incremental improvements ca...
by VenkataS
24 Jan 2020 04:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155288

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Bhavani - What you are saying is that AP is pretty much stuck in a rut for the forseaable future. And it will be open season for conversions and corruption.
by VenkataS
15 Jan 2020 01:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155288

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

AP needs a city in the 5-10 million range population (in the next 10 years) within its urban area with good universities and a decent technical talent pool to compete with Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai and attract some investments which otherwise would go to these cities. It is a reality in India...
by VenkataS
07 Jan 2020 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432983

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Further investigation of a post from Shanknad: JNU occupies a total of 1019.38 acres of land (ref: https://www.jnu.ac.in/sites/default/files/FactSheet.pdf) in a region of India, where the cost of sq ft is ~Rs.13,000/-, that Univ is alone sitting on a real estate of 5 or 6 lakh crores !! You are a l...
by VenkataS
10 Dec 2019 07:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We need to massively invest in our cities. Private sector can build flats, roads, schools and hospitals, but the govt has to come up with a master plan, acquire the land, figure out the drainage and water supply and then hand off work orders to private parties to fill in the rest. Unfortunately, ou...
by VenkataS
20 Nov 2019 02:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Got this in a WA forward, from the Rutger's HSC where they are trying to arrange an event with Vivek Agnihotri as speaker. I wish I could attend but still recovering from a major medical procedure. These kids need our support. [i] Namaste, I am a 20 year old student at Rutgers University, and I am ...
by VenkataS
09 Nov 2019 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I kind of expected this response. Firstly I speak as a friend. Not everyone who opposes s.386 is a hater. Let's get that out of the way first. Its absolutely not OK for anyone to have to go through the wait.I believe I485 is an unnecessary roadblock. The market has already been tested during PERM a...
by VenkataS
08 Nov 2019 23:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Indians in USA, those who do not yet have their green cards are looking at a decades long wait in the green card backlog. This affects all Indian applicants in the US including those working for big companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon etc and not just those working for desi IT compan...
by VenkataS
08 Nov 2019 13:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Look at the following video where an Iranian immigrant mocks Indians by presenting the Senator a green index card and Senator playing along with him. https://twitter.com/psyinfeld/status/1177355239877427200 I can't get to the video as that account has become private. Is that video available elsewhe...
by VenkataS
08 Nov 2019 01:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Zynda - Rudradev cross posted it there.
by VenkataS
07 Nov 2019 01:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Indians in USA, those who do not yet have their green cards are looking at a decades long wait in the green card backlog. This affects all Indian applicants in the US including those working for big companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon etc and not just those working for desi IT compani...
by VenkataS
17 Sep 2019 03:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Folks - Are there non-profit type organizations/institutions in US that actively promote an Indian point of view? A bunch of us are looking for such existing infrastructure to work with (instead of creating from scratch). If folks are really interested in changing narrative about India, they need t...
by VenkataS
13 Sep 2019 05:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.indiatoday.in/auto/latest-auto-news/story/anand-mahindra-says-uber-ola-could-eat-into-auto-sales-262387-2015-09-11 Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra today opined that taxi-hailing apps like Uber and Ola are the biggest potential threat to the automotive industry, which must create ...
by VenkataS
23 Jul 2019 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 289304

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Very very naive and stupid question, but its constantly bothering me, and I never knew any other place other than BRF to ask this. I know that the rover is planned for 14 earth days as this is the time its going to get enough sunlight. Is it possible that after another 15 days, its battery starts c...
by VenkataS
21 Jun 2019 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 948537

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

HOW DOES ISRO’S GSLV MK-III FARE AGAINST SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL ROCKETS?
https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/ ... 41311.html
by VenkataS
13 Jun 2019 18:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We need to exploit roof top solar power aggressively. We need EVs because of the amount of pollution in our cities. This level of pollution for example in Delhi will affect the health of the citizens. However we should be buying locally manufactured solar panels and battery packs. We must not rely o...
by VenkataS
11 Apr 2019 02:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I understand your perspective, but I'm afraid that's is an artificial construct assiduously created by the western press, specifically the European one (not in US - I'll explain). Exchange rates matter, to a point. What is the difference between a Rs.250 haircut and GBP15 haircut ? Nothing. There s...
by VenkataS
10 Apr 2019 04:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

IMF WEO 2019 is out: IMF World Economic Outlook: GDP PPP ... India nominal GDP: $3 trillion Chinese nominal GDP surged from $2774.29 Trillion in 2006 to $11226.19 Trillion in 2015. That is a growth of more than 4 times in 9 years (doubling twice within that time-span). That means that they were gro...
by VenkataS
26 Feb 2019 00:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3591
Views: 593618

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/1-in-works-railways-to-study-10-more-bullet-train-corridors/articleshow/68119972.cms New Bullet Trains routes in consideration. They should add Chennai - Hyderabad to it. Also Chennai - Bhubaneshwar. It shall be spectacular along the coast. Ignoring Hyderab...
by VenkataS
13 Feb 2019 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Interesting points Lilo.. can you explain a bit more about the t-series thingy? I didnt follow the entire mess. One thing though, as long as India was "poor", curries, yoga and call-center, many of these jokers were pretending to be civil. As we keep advancing and websites like WEF push t...
by VenkataS
29 Jan 2019 07:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Why are the Chinese producing (and perhaps consuming) more than 10 times as much steel as a similarly sized US economy (1.2 times US economy in PPP terms). Does it indicate the difference in manufacturing economies of the two countries or is it because of the scale of construction going on in China ...
by VenkataS
17 Oct 2018 05:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yep. What works for the US would not work for India. When US offloads its manufacturing to China and gets benefited by cheaper good (they get more bang for the buck), they end up with large trade deficit. But the US can afford to run large deficit because of USD' status of reserve currency. If US s...
by VenkataS
26 Aug 2018 17:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5447
Views: 552949

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Swimming is something that we should absolutely go for. There are a lot of medals to be had in swimming (123 in total and 41 golds)(Also this does not include Diving which has 14 events on its own). Japan and China each won 19 golds and 52 and 50 medals respectively from swimming alone at this years...
by VenkataS
22 Aug 2018 00:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

According to IMF estimates for 2018 India is now a $10 trillion dollar economy ($10.385 Trillion to be precise) in PPP terms: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2018/01/weodata/weorept.aspx?pr.x=48&pr.y=6&sy=2017&ey=2018&scsm=1&ssd=1&sort=country&ds=.&br=1&c=...
by VenkataS
12 Jul 2018 00:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 955221

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

This is a radical thing to consider but is needed so that we do not suffer from any import lobbies in the future and ensure that build a strong local defense industry. Tejas is sufficiently developed now for us to do this. Blanket ban on any foreign fighter imports from now onwards. Probably muster ...
by VenkataS
11 Jul 2018 23:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yes if we continue to grow between 7-10% per year over the next 10 years, keep our inflation down and keep our merchandise trade deficit within control then we have a decent chance of being a ~$10 Trillion economy in nominal terms by 2028. Our services trade surplus coupled with remittances and FDI ...
by VenkataS
16 Apr 2018 07:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5447
Views: 552949

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Suraj - Organizing CWG, AG, OGs or World Championships will boost the local economy of the city/state that it is held in. We do need international level sports infrastructure in every major city in the country. Big sporting events will boost public interest in sports and encourage further investment...
by VenkataS
15 Apr 2018 18:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5447
Views: 552949

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

BTW - Why aren't we hosting Asian games anymore. The last time we hosted AGs was in 1982. They have already been allocated until 2026. That is a long time without hosting games that should be within our reach. In the meantime between 1982 and 2026, South Korea and China would have been hosts three t...
by VenkataS
15 Apr 2018 18:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5447
Views: 552949

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

26 Gold, 20 Silver, 20 Bronze
Not a bad performance by India.
by VenkataS
14 Apr 2018 11:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5447
Views: 552949

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

I am wondering why India did not negotiate and ask for retaining the same number of medals in wrestling, shooting, weightlifting and boxing. They should have negotiated under the threat of leaving the Commonwealth if our core sports are not included at the same levels in the future. Our TV market sh...
by VenkataS
14 Apr 2018 03:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5447
Views: 552949

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

http://bwfbadminton.com/rankings/2/bwf- ... &page_no=1
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are ranked 21st in MD
Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra are ranked 25th in XD

This is an improvement from a couple of years ago right?
by VenkataS
16 Nov 2017 04:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 620474

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I remember seeing a discussion about this several years ago. We were on pace to hit $1 trillion in trade volume in early 2010s but faltered along the way. Total merchandise trade volume actually decreased from $760 billion in 2011 to $758 billion in 2015. Hopefully that will not be the case going fo...
by VenkataS
14 Oct 2017 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 948537

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

If I am right about the rumors I am hearing - wait for the announcement by LIGO Team at 7 AM (California Time) on October 16. (It seems that CXO noticed a pulse when two Neutron stars merged and which may be officially confirmed by Gravitational Wave team and may be even by another optical telescop...
by VenkataS
20 Jul 2017 05:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1237704

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

If a war does happen we should grab twice the land that they have grabbed from us in the past before a cease fire is declared. This is so that when they eventually come to the negotiating table we would at worst only lose the additional half that we grabbed and retain the part that we have lost to t...
by VenkataS
07 Jul 2017 03:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1237704

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

2) Hold: Pragmatists want this We cannot cede anymore strategic depth to them, we have done that enough in the past. We have enough trump cards to play as well starting with de-legitimizing Chinese occupation of Tibet. If push comes to shove we should occupy Chumbi valley as well and hold on to it.
by VenkataS
28 Jun 2017 00:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1237704

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Chinese only understand show of force. Us not showing it is considered a sign of weakness. We should publicly lay a claim to larger and larger land parcels in Tibet as our own until they stop with this foolishness. For every 100 SQ Kms of Indian territory that they lay a claim on we should lay a cla...
by VenkataS
24 Jun 2017 15:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1586
Views: 261504

Re: India's Power Sector

The dark side of plummetting solar prices http://www.forbesindia.com/article/special/the-dark-side-of-plummeting-solar-prices/47357/1 According to the above the primary advantages for Chinese manufacturers is the availability of low cost debt at scale and the domestic sourcing of raw materials. I wo...
by VenkataS
31 May 2017 04:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 948537

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

I notice that there is only one road "Sriharikota Road" leading into SDSC and SHAR. For such a high profile installation shouldn't we have an additional road as backup?
by VenkataS
12 May 2017 02:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 620474

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Mods : I am hoping that these inline images are not a violation and that you will allow them to remain as they are very illustrative. I collected some information and produced this table and chart (with help from Chacha and based on World Bank data). It shows the importance of sustained economic gro...
by VenkataS
25 Apr 2017 00:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 620474

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Assuming that our GDP is $2.6 Trillion this year. In 10 years (by 2027 and assuming average annual inflation rate is 3% and assuming a 2% average Rupee appreciation per year) we can be a: $8 trillion economy if we grow at an annualized GDP growth rate of 7% per year (total average growth rate per ye...

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