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by JayS
22 Sep 2018 02:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1124
Views: 105422

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Mod Note: Please stick to the thread topic.
by JayS
20 Sep 2018 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3268
Views: 298143

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Subhash Bhamre flags off Larsen & Toubro’s defence systems https://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/subhash-bhamre-flags-off-larsen-toubros-defence-systems/amp_articleshow/65882553.cms TALEGAON, PUNE: Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, recently flagged off five dif...
by JayS
20 Sep 2018 18:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4529
Views: 830576

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Good news. What kind of trajectory Prahaar follows...? I'm thinking its not pure ballastic one.
by JayS
11 Sep 2018 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2408
Views: 479334

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

One question, saar. is the AA refuelling system locally developed and qualified ?? or has an already existing AA refuelling kit with the probe been integrated and then the system qualified on the LCA by flight test?? Maybe we could look at our short legged MiGs too and maybe give them such a AAR ca...
by JayS
05 Sep 2018 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2408
Views: 479334

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

Gagan wrote:We need a picture !!!


No. We need a video. :mrgreen:
by JayS
03 Sep 2018 22:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4558
Views: 327711

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^ There are many such innovations, used in MLG I believe for solving the same or similar problem. A video going on similar lines, doesn't really explain individual mechanisms, but I am sure there are a whole bunch of innovative solutions go in arriving in such LG configs.
by JayS
01 Sep 2018 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 492
Views: 56322

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Good to see you back here brar. :D
by JayS
29 Aug 2018 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2989
Views: 539758

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Are Vyomonaut or Gaganyaan official names from ISRO..? I dearly hope they don't call Indian astronauts "Vyomonaut". That sounds sort of cheap. I would rather have proper full desi name. Gaganyaan looks like its official, but then I don't understand why Gaganyaan. Gagan means "sky"...
by JayS
27 Aug 2018 15:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4558
Views: 327711

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

We have been pounding GoI PSUs like Air India for its pathetic financial positions. But what is happening in Jet Air ways? Now Jet Airways staff blasts management for wasting financial resources Corporate affairs ministry seeks details from crisis-hit Jet Airways Can any one give some bullet points...
by JayS
20 Aug 2018 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2408
Views: 479334

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

CSIR completes Tejas HUD development. https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1031259534591967233?s=19 I don't get it!! The MK1 HUD is in production already. The MK2 HUD is in PDR stage. So, what goes NOW? History shows that the CSIO HUD beat all the competition hands down, and withstood pressur...
by JayS
20 Aug 2018 19:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2064
Views: 317047

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

what was the total tax burden on 10 lakhs in 2014 and now in 2018? (all things considered, including 80c deductions)? Virtually unchanged. Last year alone there was 5% reduction in lowest bracket giving up to 12500/- in tax for someone who earns 10lakh. Then there has been increase in 80c limit fro...
by JayS
18 Aug 2018 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2989
Views: 539758

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

^^ Capability to send a man in Space implicitly means a guaranteed reliable heavy launch capability since thats what is needed to lauch manned missions. Precisely because such things have higher visibility and PR value its good to have such goals once in a while which helps galvanize entire Nation t...
by JayS
17 Aug 2018 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2408
Views: 479334

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

Can anyone (Indranil perhaps with your sources?) confirm if the Tejas' ejection seat is reclined? If so, at what angle? Gripen seat recline is 28 degrees and F-16 is 30 degrees. Supposedly helps in increasing G load tolerance for the pilot. OT: I remember, brar posted something stating USAF reduced...
by JayS
17 Aug 2018 15:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 4069

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

Koti Koti Pranam to Atal Bihari Vajpeyee for his service to Bharat Mata. Truly a great leader. IMO he was the one who laid foundation of Aspiring New India. Without that we won't be where we are today. I feel mango Indian never really understood the true depth of his work and its impact on India, no...
by JayS
03 Aug 2018 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 363333

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Perhaps our MoD thinks DefExpos and Airshows are same as Russian Circus which goes around in all towns.
by JayS
03 Aug 2018 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 855
Views: 123978

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

After watching this new video, dil garden garden ho gaya. Had IN kept its focus we would have seen LCA taking off from AC by now. They wasted one year.
by JayS
03 Aug 2018 09:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2064
Views: 317047

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I am surprized to see such reactions on RBI rate hike here. The die was casted a few months back already. They are merely acting on the script. Two hikes were expected. Domestic inflation is not the only factor. We have had some discussion on this a few pages back. US fed rate hike is pushing all em...
by JayS
31 Jul 2018 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4367
Views: 725830

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

GTRE has issued a tender for 'Expression of Interest for Altitude Tests of Kaveri Engine and its Derivative', bid opening on 1st Aug 18 Dimensions & details of Engine as per EOI document Inlet Dia : 749mm Max Dia : 940mm Length : 3900mm LP Comp - Three stage HP Comp - Six stage HP Turbine - sin...
by JayS
31 Jul 2018 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3268
Views: 298143

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

GOI finally approved Strategic Partner Model. Took quite a while after MP's exit. Glad its done though. The acquisition of 111 utility twin-engine helicopters worth Rs 21,000 crore for the Indian Navy would be the launch program for SP model.

Google for news.
by JayS
25 Jul 2018 17:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4558
Views: 327711

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Some interesting updates during Farnborough Air Show as far as Civil sector is concerned. - Boeing has postponed announcement of its NMA (aka B797) program by 6-18 months. This is biggest disappointment as entire industry has been hoping for this. Thought the question is not if but when. - Airbus A3...
by JayS
24 Jul 2018 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 855
Views: 123978

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Xposting It’s alive! Naval LCA flew its first sortie today with tailhook. #Goa https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1021421222851203073?s=19 Its back with a bang. What a beauty. Hope it will not be forced to be a hanger queen anymore. Can't wait for it to start doing testing in Goa again and ...
by JayS
29 Jun 2018 15:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2064
Views: 317047

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

IMHO, the definition of poverty as propagated by the UN body is not entirely applicable to India. Take for example, India has a large number of Tribal people who lead their life in a certain way. they don't need to earn much money because they still work on barter system and are quite self sufficie...
by JayS
28 Jun 2018 20:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4558
Views: 327711

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-448642/

Some good numbers on time taken for various major and minor civil airliner programs by various OEM.
by JayS
28 Jun 2018 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2408
Views: 479334

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

BTW, CEMILAC OKs only the technical part. The actual flight part of the refueling comes under the ops people, either ADA or the forces. What does that mean exactly..? What do you mean by technical work here exactly..? ADA and NFTC among them do all the certification work including engineering desig...
by JayS
26 Jun 2018 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2408
Views: 479334

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

Jays, so it means that each tanker and receiver pair must be individually certified for usage?? That would mean a lot of work for NATO forces since the refuellers and receivers are from different countries so how would they certify on all the refuellers in NATO?? Just wanted to clarify on this, sor...
by JayS
25 Jun 2018 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2408
Views: 479334

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

I have a question regarding this, once the wake of the tanker is validated for tejas, is this specific to the tanker model i.e IL-76 or would work for any ? if there's a change involved for a different model, how time consuming would that be ? I am 99% sure there must be separate certification for ...
by JayS
23 Jun 2018 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2408
Views: 479334

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

lots of updates IAF, HAL end impasse over Tejas trainers Nice article. Lot of good indicarions. Heartening to see willingness to compromise for greater good from all parties. Good to know theybare already doing AAR resting with Su30. There was a wake impact simulation snippet shown in Ai17 for LCA ...
by JayS
23 Jun 2018 00:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2064
Views: 317047

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

In this ref, India's foreign Trade for April –March 2017-18 http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=178671 Oh wow. That is a great source. The growth in services exports to $175 billion is pleasantly unexpected. I haven't tracked that number in a while, and the last time I looked, it was ...
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 17:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2064
Views: 317047

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Supratik wrote:I am still looking for news source but it seems Indian trade (goods plus services) over the last 12 months has crossed the $1 trillion mark. Don't know if it is a first.

In this ref, India's foreign Trade for April –March 2017-18
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease. ... lid=178671
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 15:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2064
Views: 317047

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Very heartening to read that the big fishes also need to payback now a day at least to some extent compared to them literally owning the system previously.
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2408
Views: 479334

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

Do we know what is the holdup for Tejas in-flight refueling test. Where is hold up..?? It all looks like going as per plan to me. They are churning our almost 2 test flights per day. But if you only mean by wet contact and actual fuel transfer, they have to do a lot of tests and dry runs before tha...
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2408
Views: 479334

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

prat.patel wrote:Do we know how many flight hours in these 4000 sorties?


If you ask nicely I think LCA FB page admin might tell you the number. My guestimate is it should be somewhere in 2700-3000Hrs.
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4529
Views: 830576

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Well with most of the technology in place as a result of the nag program. It was always a question mark for me, as to why we were looking at imported weapon rather than developing in house solution. I am happy with the test. It is 7 or 8 year behind time. But as they say. Better late than never. Wh...
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4529
Views: 830576

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

All pictures and line diagrams of SFDR show it has a nozzle which expands the combustion gases. That's the only way you get thrust. Can't beat physics. However what DRDO means is there is no thrust vectoring nozzle but is a fixed nozzle acts like a venturi to expand the combustion gases. Even Sivak...
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2408
Views: 479334

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

The IAF Sq are not involved in certification. They are doing their own work related to user exploitation trials for operationalizing LCA. National Test Flight Centre does the flying work.

The LCA commitee decides what should be the milestones for FOC. CEMILAC gives FOC.
by JayS
21 Jun 2018 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4367
Views: 725830

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Rakesh and Prasanna, This is like getting the foreign expert to come and bless the project. Was GTRE so lacking in confidence they needed this? Rhetoric question..? Because we Indians have habit of trusting outsiders more than our own brethren. Anything said by our guys can be simply dismissed. Its...
by JayS
20 Jun 2018 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2989
Views: 539758

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

It's clear you're talking about something completely unrelated. 'Insecure' is so far off from the subject discussed that it isn't even funny. If the subject being discussed is Indian govt passing regulations to make NAVIC licensing mandatory, then I think I am on topic about the insecurity being pr...
by JayS
20 Jun 2018 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3268
Views: 298143

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

jaysimha wrote:
Karan M wrote:Standing Commitee on Defence Report 2018-19, March 2018

we will be highly obliged to have the link..

Just copy paste that string in google.
by JayS
19 Jun 2018 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2989
Views: 539758

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

the Navic has about 7 to 8 sats, how many satellites do you need to get a similar accuracy on a global scale ? .. the Navic seems to offer much higher accuracy than GPS or GLONASS for the subcontinent. All the existing systems use 24-27 sats as of now to cover the globe (may this is some kind of op...
by JayS
18 Jun 2018 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2408
Views: 479334

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

to really chase off chinese heavies ( transports, ELINT, tankers, AWACS) from their orbits over tibet, we need a solid fuel hypersonic missile of 1000km range so launch platforms can climb safely on our side to 50,000 feet before releasing them on their long climb to 200,000feet and back down. but ...

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