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by nandakumar
19 Apr 2019 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1317
Views: 89046

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The whole CON/CIA/ISI/NYT/WaPo and corrupt scum media has been bringing in venom on Sadhvi's nomination in Bhopal. Has she been acquitted? Is this necessary? Will the full hatred by MSM impact middle class voting? How is it going to impact this in UP/MP/RJ? The NIA has dropped the prosecution. Howe...
by nandakumar
18 Apr 2019 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1317
Views: 89046

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The whole CON/CIA/ISI/NYT/WaPo and corrupt scum media has been bringing in venom on Sadhvi's nomination in Bhopal. Has she been acquitted? Is this necessary? Will the full hatred by MSM impact middle class voting? How is it going to impact this in UP/MP/RJ? She was discharged in the Malegaon blast ...
by nandakumar
18 Apr 2019 14:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5367
Views: 426026

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Other than an in flight meal and aerobridge embarkation/disembarkation (which incidentally helps an airline turn their aircrafts around faster) what is the difference between full service carriers and LCCs? My guess is around Rs 200 per passenger per flight. Jet's losses cannot be explained by this....
by nandakumar
05 Apr 2019 17:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2018
Views: 266181

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I thought, if I understood newspaper reports on this correctly, the Parliament voted with a one vote majority for an extension of time for a negotiated exit. But of course, it is not clear how the UK Commons unilaterally can seek an extension. Shouldn't EU also have to agree?
by nandakumar
02 Apr 2019 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians
Replies: 132
Views: 18670

Re: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians

General rule of thumb in Psy-Ops. Move seamlessly through relative data and absolute numbers to fit a particular narrative.
by nandakumar
31 Mar 2019 13:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5367
Views: 426026

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

On the Antrix-Devas deal this is what I learnt. A caveat. I am not familiar with satellite based telecommunication systems. So take it for what it is worth. Apparently one of ISRO satellites had some spare capacity in a radio frequency that is not usable by the then 2G based mobile telephony compani...
by nandakumar
29 Mar 2019 12:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2885
Views: 406013

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Government blacklists Chinese solar gear company after failing to honour contract - Kaavya Chandrasekaran, Economic Times India plans to blacklist China Sunergy (CSUN), as the Chinese solar module supplier has failed to meet its contractual obligations with local project developers , new and renewa...
by nandakumar
27 Mar 2019 16:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2969
Views: 507555

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Let me attempt it. RBI asked Indian banks to tell it (RBI) at what price they would sell dollar back to RBI in three years' time if RBI sold them a dollar today. They were asked to quote the price not in so many Rs per dollar but as so many extra rupees to the dollar's current rate (called premium i...
by nandakumar
18 Mar 2019 10:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 495
Views: 63461

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I think a Coimbatore based company is into electric two wheelers. Besides TVS Motors and Hero too, have unveiled plans.
by nandakumar
08 Mar 2019 15:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1234
Views: 138426

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

The Shanghai Composite Index fell by 4.4% in today's trading. That is a big move for an index in most markets. Bloomberg says the fall has been triggered by a sharp decline in an insurance major which saw a sell rating on its share. It also went on to say that the sell rating could have been trigger...
by nandakumar
06 Mar 2019 14:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537062

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/satellite-images-show-madrasa-buildings-still-standing-at-scene-of-indian-bombing-3612431.html FWIW...Is it same location mentioned by the print? this lady owner of moneycontrol is rabidly anti modi on international media and forums. take her reportage with a...
by nandakumar
03 Mar 2019 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537062

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If.. some crazy soul buys the satellite image and makes a scoop, he should be smart enough to sell it to the media first and make a nice profit, right? What is wrong in making a bit of moolah while serving jingoness hain jee? In the media industry nobody looks at the credibility of the document. Th...
by nandakumar
02 Mar 2019 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537062

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

That Soutik BiswAAS c****tiya mc bc India correspondent from BBC has done a piece on Modi vs Khan - who won the propaganda. Read only if you don’t have high BP issues. I don’t want to post the link here. Damn these urban naxal have deep widespread connections In contrast the slumbad correspondent h...
by nandakumar
21 Feb 2019 15:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 372
Views: 44648

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Why saar? What happened to make you so happy? So far it was a matter of if Endgame would occur. Now I realize its matter of when. Pulwama attack shows how disconnected the TSP is. They have terrorists claiming openly of conducting the attack using RDX a military explosive and their joker Kejriwal l...
by nandakumar
19 Feb 2019 10:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 159750

Re: Pulwama Attack

ramana wrote:When are the rains? June?

Rains at that latitude is usually around the second week of July.
by nandakumar
13 Feb 2019 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 319789

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Why did India require 7 member team when the French side had just one representative. This is typical of Indian Bureaucracy. Pack it with as many people on the civilian bureaucracy side and have some token military presence and swing the deal any which way they want it. The dissent note was pure fil...
by nandakumar
06 Feb 2019 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2018
Views: 266181

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

In recent years, the UK has overturned extradition orders signed by the Home Office (US was the requesting country each time) at either district or high court levels for what appears to be two broad reasons: 1. the alleged activity primarily occured in the UK and not the country requesting extradit...
by nandakumar
05 Feb 2019 15:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 829
Views: 132458

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Any idea about the fighting capacity of Northern Alliance in the new scheme of things?
by nandakumar
05 Feb 2019 15:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5367
Views: 426026

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Austin wrote:Image

Err... A HAL door opens when an Airbus takes off? What kind of an advertisement is that?
by nandakumar
20 Jan 2019 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2885
Views: 406013

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

And this is supposed to replace murica as no1? The victims were not bottom of pole farmhands but educated workers This story dates back to 2000 or 2001. Don't recall the exact time period but definitely going far back. Knew a person who was employed by a leather export firm in Chennai. Besides bein...
by nandakumar
17 Jan 2019 15:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2969
Views: 507555

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

and this is the same lot which messed up on the GST software?? would you rather have a 100% gora outfit do it? looking at the past history in GOTUS/UK govt IT contracts such mishaps and "issues" are common worldwide. UK NHS https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/sep/18/nhs-records-syste...
by nandakumar
13 Jan 2019 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2347
Views: 162494

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

[quote="Dileep"]An urban naxal who happened to direct a couple of 'art movies' (and hence a 'cultural leader') made an FB post in utter dirty language about the birth of Lord Ayyappa. Under severe backlash he deleted the post, but still play victim and says "I deleted the post because...
by nandakumar
10 Jan 2019 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2018
Views: 266181

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The new visa proposal that UK plans to formally submit to the Indian Govt, are they really going to put Indian at part with EU residents? This news report seems to imply that. But the examples quoted suggests that Polish plumbers and Portugese nannies would still get a preference over their Indian c...
by nandakumar
08 Jan 2019 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4203
Views: 393553

Re: Internal Security Watch

The citizenship amendment Bill which was passed by the look Sabha recently is the reason. The bill essentially confers citizenship to Bangladeshi and Pakistani citizens facing persecutions. The AGP is opposed to it.
by nandakumar
05 Jan 2019 21:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4262
Views: 237819

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

the highway blr-chennai running through Sriperumbudur urgently needs upgrade to 4+4 with proper service roads and entry/exit ramps and underpasses from the large industrial parks. it is gridlocked in office commute hours on weekdays with just perpendicular junctions, U turn cuts and frequent traffi...
by nandakumar
05 Jan 2019 11:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4262
Views: 237819

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

From assembling pov this is good as the foxcon factory down south will generate more jobs hopefully can be the main manufacturing hub away from China to export globally Even cheap iPhone will have to compete in Indian market with likes of Indian Chinese and Korean model which is a uphill task for t...
by nandakumar
02 Jan 2019 11:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5367
Views: 426026

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Bulk of the aircraft movements at BIAL are domestic flights. Domestic airlines pilots are not trained for Cat 3 ILS. Such training costs a lot of money and airlines fight shy of incurring that expenditure. The way they reason it out is that barring a few days in the winter and that too mainly at Del...
by nandakumar
01 Jan 2019 14:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5367
Views: 426026

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I once mentioned to a journalist friend of mine with some knowledge of flying (he had trained as a commercial pilot) that a technical halt at Istanbul should put West Europe and parts of East coast US within reach for private airlines to do more international flights with 737s or A320s fleet. The wa...
by nandakumar
25 Dec 2018 17:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2723
Views: 343935

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

SSridhar From the link mentioned by you, I don't get the impression that it is $3 plus 9 billion. The sense I get is that the deferred oil payments is a revolving facility that is restricted to $3 billion and will be in place for 3 year period. I am open to correction. The following para is relevant...
by nandakumar
25 Dec 2018 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2723
Views: 343935

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

6B (Saudi) and 3B (UAE) is what I recall reading. Of this 3B from Saudi in the form of oil supply on credit is the only tangible BoP support. The rest is cash deposit to avoid immediate repayment triggers on foreign loans. The fundamental imbalance on their external sector is still very much in plac...
by nandakumar
17 Dec 2018 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3728
Views: 720236

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

There's a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, which will make its landfall in the next 1-2 days. Would this impact the GSLV Mark2/GSAT-7A launch? Oh and has anyone noticed:-) that the GSLV Mark 2 will use the new upgraded cryogenic stage, the C-15? The cyclone has already made landfall some time in the a...
by nandakumar
10 Dec 2018 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2631
Views: 257935

Re: Understanding the US - Again

From what I have been to gather the problem for Huawei stems from using American components (chipset from Qualcomm, perhaps?) in their smartphones. Now American companies can export products to countries other than Iran which are not under American sanctions. In turn the US companies take an underta...
by nandakumar
08 Dec 2018 15:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5367
Views: 426026

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The Indonesian transportation safety committee has released its initial findings on how the Lion Air crash happened. See the article linked below. https://leehamnews.com/2018/11/28/indonesian-authorities-release-preliminary-lion-air-crash-report/ A summary of the findings according to one technical ...
by nandakumar
07 Dec 2018 12:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2723
Views: 343935

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

ACTUAL RESERVES – SBP : 01.7021 – COMM BANKS : 06.4940 – TOTAL : 08.1961 Peregrine ji, where do you get the actual reserves details from? It looks way too high for me. As far as I know, foreign currency assets held by commercial banks is not counted as part of official reserves. When we talk of a c...
by nandakumar
04 Dec 2018 11:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 263685

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Do you think India will abide by Indus Water Treaty in such a war? We will stop the flow of water as needed. I think the IA needs to have second look at the Arjun requirement. In 1965 the Centurions were bought at minimal buy (~185) with the hope that the Vickers tank will soon be made at Avadi. Th...
by nandakumar
28 Nov 2018 11:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 673493

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Let us get one thing out of the way. Every expert committee since the famous Wanchoo Committee has conceded that any war on black money ought to involve demonetisation of high denomination currency as one of its components. While it would be nice if all the ill gotten and tax evaded money stored in ...
by nandakumar
22 Nov 2018 13:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2631
Views: 257935

Re: Understanding the US - Again

A related question. Will Rupay card work at all ATMs? Also what about card reader machines at petrol bunks?
by nandakumar
21 Nov 2018 15:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2929
Views: 257406

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Delhi Metro is the project consultants Namma Metro. It's boss E Sreedharan is a votary of overhead pillar based railway line structure for metro rail projects. The assumption is that it costs more to construct underground. But this reckons without land acquisition costs and more importantly litigati...
by nandakumar
20 Nov 2018 21:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3245
Views: 439925

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I am all for improving rail connectivity to the North East. My daughter lives there!
by nandakumar
20 Nov 2018 17:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3245
Views: 439925

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The safety protocol can be a real speed breaker on single lane sections. I once travelled to Guwahati on the Yeshwantpur Kamakhya Super fast express. The Train was late leaving Bongaigaon. The Section Bongaigaon-Rohingya- Kamakhya is a single line. Because our train was running late it was stopped a...

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