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by nandakumar
18 Mar 2019 10:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 465
Views: 57996

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: 1225
Views: 134368

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: 3524
Views: 347179

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: 3524
Views: 347179

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: 3524
Views: 347179

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: 335
Views: 36951

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: 155136

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: 2075
Views: 305043

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: 1951
Views: 251720

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: 825
Views: 129380

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: 5236
Views: 406414

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: 2817
Views: 384170

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: 2875
Views: 480971

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: 2339
Views: 155720

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: 1951
Views: 251720

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: 4182
Views: 380387

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: 4256
Views: 231197

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: 4256
Views: 231197

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: 5236
Views: 406414

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: 5236
Views: 406414

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: 2404
Views: 281643

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: 2404
Views: 281643

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: 3647
Views: 694278

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: 2492
Views: 234814

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: 5236
Views: 406414

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: 2404
Views: 281643

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: 259777

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: 665111

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: 2492
Views: 234814

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: 254157

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: 3223
Views: 427319

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: 3223
Views: 427319

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...
by nandakumar
20 Nov 2018 13:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3223
Views: 427319

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I recall someone mentioning a long time ago that as per Railways safety protocol, an express train needs 20 kms of free passage on the track for it to proceed further. If the track isn't clear then the train is stopped. While it makes sense to synchronise train speeds rather than outright stoppage, ...
by nandakumar
20 Nov 2018 13:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3223
Views: 427319

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

A Nandy wrote:200 kmph average is not going to happen at least till Railways is in a far better position. Let them run on average of 130 first. Whats the average now? 80? :P

A super fast express train runs at an average speed of 65 kmph.
by nandakumar
18 Nov 2018 21:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3223
Views: 427319

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

faster acceleration while it gains more from real stops, but I dont think rest of time it can steadily cruise at its top speed despite rajdhani/shatabdi being given line clear and all other trains pushed to sidings - there are speed limited sections and old bridges that need due care. human and cat...
by nandakumar
18 Nov 2018 12:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3223
Views: 427319

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I don't understand this. The Train 18, at least in the initial phase, is supposed to replace the existing Shatabdi type inter city express trains. Most of them have one or two stops at the most. So the advantage of faster acceleration can only be marginal at best. Of course if the advantage is over ...
by nandakumar
13 Nov 2018 14:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5236
Views: 406414

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

There are a very 'small ppm' of population who got a genetic condition that ferments sugar into alcohol. Other than that, it is a myth that sugar/starch will become alcohol in the body. Ah! That explains. And I also knew he would scrupulously avoid alcohol at club get togethers if he was scheduled ...
by nandakumar
12 Nov 2018 21:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5236
Views: 406414

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

From what I know from pilot acquaintance of mine. Two idlis the night before an early morning flight would show up as above normal blood alcohol level.
by nandakumar
08 Nov 2018 11:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2875
Views: 480971

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

On the Govt Vs RBI controversy this is what I think. The RBI has parked 8,22,000 crore of its surplus under two heads: Foreign Currency and Gold Revaluation Account and Contingency Fund Account. Of this the former comes to Rs6,90,000 crore and the latter, the 2,32,000 crore. There is another small e...
by nandakumar
06 Nov 2018 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 155146

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Japan's outstanding loans and still to be disbursed quantum approved loans could easily add up to $75 billion. In that sense, this is no doubt a ringing endorsement of India's macro economic fundamentals. Only saying that these swap arrangements won't really be called in. They are just part of diplo...

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