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by rajkumar
15 Aug 2019 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3663
Views: 791433

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Interview with Squadron Leader Minty Aggarwal....loved the bit when she was laughing at the Paki's over SU-30's and more...

by rajkumar
08 Aug 2019 16:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 67200

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Thousands of migrant workers flee Kashmir following hate crimes and threats by local Muslims: Report https://www.opindia.com/2019/08/thousands-of-migrant-workers-flee-kashmir-following-hate-crimes-and-threats-by-local-muslims-report/ Migrant workers from Bihar, many of whom are Muslims themselves, ...
by rajkumar
11 Jul 2019 22:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3216
Views: 337663

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

ramana wrote:BTW he go ED transferred to him from FM.


When did this happen?
by rajkumar
25 Jun 2019 23:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4031
Views: 746401

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

kit wrote:I feel Modi 1.0 was a closet socialist despite professing to be capitalist oriented


Is their any doubt? Anyway terms like Socialist & Capitalist are not applicable to India they are intended for a European view point
by rajkumar
02 May 2019 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections
Replies: 73
Views: 8325

Re: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections

Reorganize the Ministries in the Union Cabinet. For a start just have 1 Transportation Minister and bring Railways & Aviation under it. This will allow a single Cabinet Minister to be the nodal agency for all Transportation in India
by rajkumar
26 Apr 2019 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 527233

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I think this thread needs to sober up, it’s drunk too much with cool aid and missing many signs. Reading only news and opinions that fit this world view is not good.PP or other twitter handles are only parroting their world view and seeing what they want to see with their biases. BJP is not going t...
by rajkumar
15 Apr 2019 16:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504144

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

with 48 month construction time , turkiye has built a gigantic new airport in istanbul ... 2 runways (capacity of 6) ... 90 mil pax for now, 200 mil expansion limit. 150 aerobridges. turkish airlines is already a giant with lot of routes. Turkish Airlines is about to give Emirates & Eithad a ru...
by rajkumar
08 Mar 2019 01:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541726

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Apparently the Railway Board has placed an order for 44 Train 18 sets with ICF.
by rajkumar
11 Feb 2019 22:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541726

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

[quote="Mollick.R"]Train 18's Delhi-Varanasi AC chair car ticket to cost Rs 1,850, executive class Rs 3,520

So how does this compare to DEL-VNS flight prices?
by rajkumar
03 Jan 2019 17:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504144

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

What is the cause of Jet downfall ? There were always competitive with good service at competitive rates Is this due to low cost airline Indigo/GoAir or some other reason ? Austin, Jet's failure will make a classic case study. The reasons for their failure is very simple and is as follows (1) Aged ...
by rajkumar
03 Jan 2019 00:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504144

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Supratik wrote:Tatas may buy Jet and merge it with VIstara.


I would advise Tata's to let Jet go to the wall and then pickup the pieces for small change. I don't see Jet being able to pull itself out of this loop.
by rajkumar
02 Jan 2019 18:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504144

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Looks like Jet Airways is in trouble https://finance.yahoo.com/news/jet-airways-share-slump-debt-payment-failure-091418712--finance.html Shares in India's second-largest airline Jet Airways fell five percent Wednesday after the company admitted it had failed to meet debt payments to banks. The airli...
by rajkumar
20 Dec 2018 16:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541726

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Train 18 has been 'vandalised' while travelling at 181 km/h...I really wonder some times!!!!
by rajkumar
10 Dec 2018 18:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4031
Views: 746401

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Another Big Development UK court orders Vijay Mallya's extradition What next ?? Appeal to a higher court ? Appeal to higher court is possible. The Secretary of State for Home has the final decision post the magistrate hearing pls refer to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/extradition-processes-and-review...
by rajkumar
03 Dec 2018 15:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541726

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Also people are forgetting here what a major achievement Train 18 is because all LHB train coaches need a Generator car to be coupled on the train but Train 18 doesn't need a generator car. ICF coaches don't need generator cars since they are supplied electricity directly from the engine. I would re...
by rajkumar
23 Nov 2018 17:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541726

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

srin wrote:
Which brings the question (analogous to airlines) - should we go for hub-and-spoke model for HSR, ie high-speed between big cities and slow passenger trains from those hubs to other stations ?


This is the model we will end up with given the population density & capex requirements for HSR.
by rajkumar
30 Oct 2018 18:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504144

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Singha wrote:They might buy jet and merge into vistara ?

Chandrasekharan might go for it


Yes please the sooner the better
by rajkumar
12 Apr 2018 17:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 860891

Re: Small Arms Thread

Kakarat wrote:Me and Bob V had a wonderful opertunity to pick up some rifels including Insas and JVPC


What was JVPC like?
by rajkumar
03 Apr 2018 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4007
Views: 853110

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Surprisingly in aerospace going by past history some obvious ( in hind sight ) error has brought missions down. Simple things like conversions ,reversed connectors etc etc throughput history of aerospace engineering. another case was two teams working on some nasa lander project did some metric to ...
by rajkumar
13 Jan 2018 19:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504144

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Yes London Heathrow has tunnels from Terminal 5 to Satellite terminals. The satellite terminals are equipped with the gates. Thanks, are they across the runway itself? No not across runways but across the parking apron at Terminal 5. However there are tunnels which go under the runways and are used...
by rajkumar
12 Jan 2018 23:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504144

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

arshyam wrote:Do regulations allow tunnels under a runway? A taxiway is one thing, many airports around the world have them, but this is first I am seeing that might go under a runway.


Yes London Heathrow has tunnels from Terminal 5 to Satellite terminals. The satellite terminals are equipped with the gates.
by rajkumar
03 Oct 2017 15:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 860891

Re: Small Arms Thread

Gurus, most armies don't use drum magazines, but wouldn't that be better as number of reloads will be lower. Its to do with logistic tail required to support the infantryman and also the load which a modern soldier is expected to carry. I have experience of both 7.62mm * 51 and 5.56mm and I prefere...
by rajkumar
18 Jul 2017 14:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 717
Views: 110387

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Quick question - GST does cover Mobile Phone calls?
by rajkumar
05 Jul 2017 14:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 582927

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

JohnTitor wrote:Next, India needs to get rid of STD and "circles" for telecoms. Even the EU has scrapped roaming charges across the single market.


Not STD but the concept of 'Circles for telecoms'
by rajkumar
24 May 2017 20:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541726

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Cooling Nagpur Platforms Using Mist Creation...temps reduced by 15 deg C.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkyJ2pARlLo

Brilliant idea
by rajkumar
13 Jan 2017 23:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504144

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Karthik S wrote:I said trans Atlantic flights.


The BA flight is transatlantic...it refuels in LHR and then goes onto NY
by rajkumar
13 Jan 2017 22:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504144

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Karthik S wrote:There is more to it. Hyderabad has such a swanky airport but almost all trans Atlantic flights have a stop over in Mumbai or Delhi sometimes for 8 hours.


Wrong...I think only AI flights have to stop over...I use BA flights from HYD a lot and all of them are direct LHR to HYD every time.
by rajkumar
03 Jan 2017 19:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7859
Views: 742239

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

True.. I transit thru Kempegowda (to from Massaland) every other month and can vouch for it. Feels good Are they still checking the checker ? I mean, do they have an immigration officer after the immigration officer at the immigration counter to check if the immigration officer at the counter has s...
by rajkumar
20 Dec 2016 04:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7859
Views: 742239

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

No change at HYD airport. SHQ transited yesterday and no one was stopped. However the ATM's had long queue at HYD and so she couldn't take any out.
by rajkumar
18 Oct 2016 17:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 595
Views: 101554

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Uber-like app for tractor hailing launched in India http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37690970 An Uber-like smartphone app has been launched in India, aimed at making it easier for farmers to hire tractors. Many small-scale farmers are unable to buy their own and often have to rent them at high r...
by rajkumar
20 Jun 2016 18:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 143894

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

rsingh wrote:Is there any planning/ designing policy about metro being used as bomb shelter in case of nuclear (or convectional) attack on our cities?


Indian metro's are on the whole above ground systems and as such they cannot be used as bomb shelters.
by rajkumar
01 Dec 2015 15:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 143894

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

What's the impact of the rains in Chennai on Chennai Metro?
by rajkumar
30 Jun 2015 20:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 361458

Re: Indian Railways Thread

^the dilli metro looks more TFTA.. and the chennai metro I guess intentionally made for cattle class! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqrdQ2lHywI why does amma thinks cattle should only stand and not sit with comfort? JMO.. but hard truth... this is more truth in many places where the locals themse...
by rajkumar
17 Feb 2015 15:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 180446

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

6 squadrons (125*6=750 missiles) is a serious annual production rate to achieve! And, that is just to fulfil IAF requirements. My crystal ball indicates that Akash will be the first missile to be exported (purely, as a defensive product) ahead of missiles such as Prahaar or Brahmos. And also open t...
by rajkumar
03 Sep 2014 13:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 697927

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

jcrocks wrote:Thanks...ordered the n book on Amazon today. Later, the bluray.
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Read the book before the blueray. I found the book to be far superior to the movie.
by rajkumar
16 Jun 2014 13:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 226106

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

These stores usually don''t stock high end models. Sony VAIO is a decent looking series with great performance. Going for looks and build quality, Alienware is supposed to be good too, but no so sure after the brand was absorbed by HP. Alienware was absorbed by Dell and they use Dell made parts. My...
by rajkumar
12 Mar 2014 23:42
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 638118

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

No need for all that. West Bengal is in deep eocnomic distress and Mamta's USP has been to black mali UPA for funds. So that rope is still there. And after her nakra with Tata Nano, no one wants to risk thero money with her government. She off her own accord can make WB investment friendly. But fat...
by rajkumar
20 Feb 2014 21:50
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 5849
Views: 179688

Re: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections

Now I understand how BJP/Jana Sangh and RSS failed to remove INC rule for all these decades. They simply lack cut throat political ability. They failed horribly today and joined mafia queen in creating a mafia ruled state for the next decade at least and abandoned 25 MP seats to EJ almost forever. ...
by rajkumar
11 Feb 2014 17:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1236060

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Manohar Parrikkar, as close to an aam aadmi CM as we can have in India, minces no words in tearing apart the sAAP. Totally must-read interview in ET, also for the insider gyan on the state of things within the BJP after NM's rise.... People don’t want an anarchist, says Goa CM Manohar Parrikar What...

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