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by member_20292
24 Jun 2016 22:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 122139

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

CR, You are right on India needing help. No way she can go it alone. For two reasons, IMHO. First and foremost is rampant corruption (why Indians don't do more, as a society, I have no clue). If not brought under control it will devour this society, like many in Africa. Second is population. Double...
by member_20292
07 Jun 2016 08:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 204730

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

1. Can Injuns living in India make spacecraft like Mr. Musk can? Why or why not?
2. Can private individuals make aircraft and fly them?
by member_20292
23 May 2016 23:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 207616

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

We have some of the best material scientists in the world, in India. However, a lot of them have taken to doing other , more worthy things, like figuring out how to make more people click on ads on cellphones Out of a batch of 40 of the people from my II Chai . Four of us went for PhDs in good unive...
by member_20292
16 Apr 2016 09:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 207616

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

1. The Rafale cost to India seems similar to that we found when we bought the Mirages originally. 2. 20 years after the Mirage acquisition, we still found them good for Kargil and we have found them to be so good .that we are spending a very large sum of money for their upgrade. Now Rafale is again ...
by member_20292
16 Apr 2016 05:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 207616

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

BTW - these birds will be suitably modified to deliver wmds , IMO
by member_20292
14 Apr 2016 19:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 122139

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

Strategic analyst C. Uday Bhaskar concurred and said the LEMOA would benefit India in the long term. "It is an India-specific agreement. I do think it will be in India's interest in the long term in terms of being able to obtain fuel and logistics at short notice," Bhaskar, who is the dir...
by member_20292
14 Apr 2016 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 122139

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

then, why did they shut off the GPS over cashmere during the kargil war?? It impeded the IAF bombing runs. This perfidy from them, even after we helped them so much during the gulf war?? and how easily and casually they stabbed us during kargil. yet, we foolishly signed the LSA with these guys?? 1....
by member_20292
14 Apr 2016 19:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 119296

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

So anyways - TSJones - net - net: 1. The Russians are sometimes more right about foreign policy and killing bad guys and supporting good guys (moderates) than the US (CIA/SD/POTUS) 2. Things are not so black and white as one may make it out to be. However , to a rich person, with a lot of arms and a...
by member_20292
14 Apr 2016 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 119296

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

moral code? And Putin and Assad are your heroes for the middle east? troll yourself....... there is a difference between the people of Syria that yearn for freedom and ISIS. and they have been the recipient of Putin and Assad's special "attention" not ISIS. and I can't help it if Russia h...
by member_20292
14 Apr 2016 08:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 122139

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

These is no choice called USA. You have to work on your own. Period. Oh Yeah! In a individualistic world where it's every man for himself and a super free-for-all , it is stupid to expect that the US will do us any favours. It's best to look at the US relationship, transactionally. What can they gi...
by member_20292
25 Mar 2016 10:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 527439

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

1. I know someone who was part of an old school company and spent his/her entire career there - 39 years of service -retired. He/She will only get a simple fixed pension from old school private company (not PSU) It is NOT inflation indexed. 2. I know someone else who retired as a teacher in 1988 fro...
by member_20292
16 Mar 2016 09:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 261048

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^ Why does one need an extra line to increase the output of the main LCA assembly line? Lets assume there are 8 jigs and 8 LCAs being assembled . First shift is 8 hours - and now there are two more 8 hour shifts to make the rate of work increase. More assembly lines are not needed. Better management...
by member_20292
27 Feb 2016 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3036
Views: 134620

Re: Positive News from the USA

NYC is over rated. upper part of NY is great though as a state once you leave the moh-maya of NYC behind. still a industrial, education and farming powerhouse. one of the 'core' states of the republic like TN in our south. hallowed names like GE, IBM, Corning and many more .... Yaa..nice place NY s...
by member_20292
19 Feb 2016 07:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 261048

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

nileshjr wrote:
maxratul wrote:

the video is out!!!


I am disappointed with the video somehow.


ya.DO compare it with the other videos of the rafale. the rafales displays show a plane which turns much tighter and quicker than the LCA. when will the LCA also have its entire envelope explored?
by member_20292
22 Jan 2016 18:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 261048

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

looks like the redoubtable WS-13 quilong or kunlun that was supposed to match the RD93 was a flop and got scrapped at some point. TSP is going to use RD93 long term and are hoping to put in some european radar, avionics in future jf17 tranches. why can't we block the sale of arms and parts to Pakis...
by member_20292
18 Jan 2016 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 148782

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist str

Spoke to a chaiwallah over the weekend. Did not seem to be too perturbed by Pathankot. Said that India has significant amount of needling capacity and does do so , time to time.
by member_20292
16 Jan 2016 14:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5482
Views: 545342

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Does a Su35 cost Russia 20 million USD only? http://finance.yahoo.com/news/russia-military-buildup-continues-big-214600310.html How much does a India made MKI cost us? 60 mn USD? How come? Ramana/mods - can we have a thread only relating to defence financing and calculations of costs? We dont have o...
by member_20292
06 Jan 2016 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 148782

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist str

Absolutely there needs to be pain. I am saying, the way to inflict this pain is not to use the IAF/Navy/Armed forces in an offensive role, but to use them as shields behind which we wage irregular warfare. Pay the Paks back in the same coin. To spend this much to get rid of Pak is like trying to pu...
by member_20292
06 Jan 2016 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 42707

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

1. Economic sanctions MUST be applied on defence contractors that do business with Pakistan. 2. Any company that chooses to do business in Pakistan, cannot do business in India. For eg. if Suzuki chooses to sell in Pakistan, then it cannot operate in India, and so on. Any company selling to Pakistan...
by member_20292
06 Jan 2016 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 148782

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist str

Economic warfare can only degrade the conventional capabilities of Pak and its not their conventional capabilities that can cause us any harm. So it can only be a 'very long term' measure. As an additional measure tries to cut off the conventional arms pipeline to Pakistan. The Indian Parliament sh...
by member_20292
06 Jan 2016 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 42707

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

This hard state soft state is BS. A state is a state and its primary job is to provide security to its people/civilization. I don't give a damn if its hard, soft, poached or fried. States that can diagnose and respond effectively to challenges survive, those who can't perish. We have a very clear t...
by member_20292
04 Jan 2016 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 148782

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist str

y kanan Ji that's actually correct. total war may be necessary. but as we have seen it does not solve things.

I suggest we defenestrate TSPA in all possible ways.

they need to be kept busy internally.
by member_20292
04 Jan 2016 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 148782

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist str

y kanan Ji that's actually correct. total war may be necessary. but as we have seen it does not solve things.

I suggest we defenestrate TSPA in all possible ways.
by member_20292
31 Dec 2015 21:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 127047

Re: Indian IT Industry

the biggest IT firms became so because of maintaining a laser like focus on profits and money.

where is the money in aero projects? there are hardly a handful of companies that build planes and why would Infy address those technologies where the scope of scaling up is low.
by member_20292
30 Dec 2015 22:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 127047

Re: Indian IT Industry

the incentive to innovate me be lost in the kpi s of the company. kpi not met ....because I was wasting time thinking.
by member_20292
30 Dec 2015 12:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 63733

Re: Understanding the US-2

I wonder if its a good idea to have a clean shaven head with a goatee in the US these days? Too much skinhead look, or okay for a corporate guy??
by member_20292
30 Dec 2015 12:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 127047

Re: Indian IT Industry

^^^ Guys, please think like a shareholder of TCS, which I am sure a lot of you are already. If there is money, and high "return on capital employed" to be made in a certain low quality but stable work, then as a business owner, you will be silly to take on the "shoot-for-the-moon"...
by member_20292
14 Dec 2015 21:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 318600

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Supratik wrote:The Japanese to the best of my info don't invest in white elephants. That is why a feasibility study was done.


oh they do. their own white elephant shinkasen has grounded their economy for years.

india does need to take care .
by member_20292
12 Dec 2015 23:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 318600

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Kyoto to Tokyo on JR Central on the Shinkansen costs about 14,000 yen = INR 7,700( rate card a distance of 450km taking nearly 2hrs 19mins ([url="http://english.jr-central.co.jp/info/timetable/_pdf/westbound.pdf"with 3 stops in between[/url]). Mum-Ahm is 527km. Can we do a quicker run and...
by member_20292
29 Nov 2015 15:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 4033
Views: 111563

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)

they are no pushover for sure. like south korea, they are investing deep into armour and artillery. they have a long tradition of high caliber metallurgy - middle age cannons, guns, damascene steel with those beautiful patterns etc. Those damascus steel swords were born in India, btw. Just like Al-...
by member_20292
26 Nov 2015 14:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 298670

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

GeorgeWelch. Your opinion may have substance to it but can you substantiate your claims with some data ?
by member_20292
26 Nov 2015 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 4033
Views: 111563

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)

TS Jones. The size of fight in the Russians is not small. They gave up 20 million men out of a population of 130 million during ww2. Its an understated and uncomfortable fact that the rodina had a huge role to play in the US winning ww2. There's that old saying about sizes of dogs and the fight in t...
by member_20292
24 Nov 2015 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1422
Views: 177910

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

Only from Indians could you expect self derision! Some posters here are disgusting and should ask for Russian/French/American citizenship. It is acceptable that certain obstacles received foreign design inputs. It still took a long time and is still being tested out because this is a Indian design....
by member_20292
15 Nov 2015 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 795
Views: 25056

Re: Terrorist Attack in Paris

Singha wrote:Home grown terrorist born and brought up in France it seems.

Instead of rattling sabres they need to understand root causes why their minorities are so angry

rising atmosphere of intolerance towards minorities in France
by member_20292
02 Nov 2015 21:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 207616

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Cross Posting.. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: . Guys. In case folks are not able to read between the lines, let me put this out here in open, especially the "sensitive" one. 1. The Rafale requirement is NOT tactical. The Rafale is meant primarily for nuke strike role with air dropped /cruise mi...
by member_20292
28 Oct 2015 14:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 261048

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Maybe not. Weight wise it may be okay. But the question is that can the LCA take 3+ tons on a single, under body pylon?
by member_20292
26 Oct 2015 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2961
Views: 380793

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

Suppose we try an experiment.

Lets try to convert the outer skin of the MKI to composite and not so much metal.

Can we play around with the FCS source code to test what results ?
by member_20292
25 Oct 2015 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 936
Views: 45407

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Cant find old posts.

I find many posts in the summary page when I search a posters name

but many of those posts have disappeared or the redirect to some other posts

what gives?
by member_20292
22 Oct 2015 16:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1234
Views: 138503

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

And of course, you have the Make in India programme. World. Take a look at our shiny new Chinese built infrastructure. Come build in India and export using our shiny Chinese built roads and ports. The string of pearls should be inside India , on the coast. Forget Hambantota. Lets get the Chini to b...

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