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by JayS
25 May 2018 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4075
Views: 327469

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

JTull wrote:Nirbhay can do the job of Jag lo-lo missions. Cost of cruise missiles is much lower than cost of aircrafts wrt manufacturing, maintenance, training, etc. Not to mention precious lives of our pilots.


+1.
by JayS
24 May 2018 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4075
Views: 327469

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

OK folks, looks like now you guys have run out of proper arguments or more info supporting your arguments. Rhetoric does not add any value anymore. So kindly stop there. Restaurants have no place in Indian Mil Aviation thread unless they are flying restaurants.. :wink: The only real cheap fighter to...
by JayS
24 May 2018 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1420
Views: 257717

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

Well Rahul Bedi is no better and he attributes it to some unnamed sources. This is hardly any independent verification. He attributes news reports whenever he reports from them. Considering that he has attributed this to sources from HAL, it is independent verification. Its your prerogative to cons...
by JayS
24 May 2018 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1420
Views: 257717

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

JayS, Take for arguments sake that AS and RB reports are accurate, what would all those changes mean for the MK1A mission? I suppose Karan or Dileep saar are better ones to answer that. As far as my understanding goes, the changes being asked should not make any impact on the airframe and hence it ...
by JayS
24 May 2018 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1420
Views: 257717

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

The HAL chairman has passed the buck on IAF for the delays. That's not completely true. Is the Mk1A prototype flying? What if IAF had not asked for modifications. How would HAL start delivering from 2020, if the the prototype is not even in build right now? Anyways, on the flight computer (FC), I s...
by JayS
24 May 2018 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1420
Views: 257717

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

Can you elaborate more on this? After the 40 Mk1s, are they going to produce more Mk1s? No. They will be Mk1As, with whatever inner changes planned, and whatever LRUs that are ready to go. The new ones will be phased in as and when they materialize. Yes, there will be some amount of "bolt it o...
by JayS
23 May 2018 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 570
Views: 101168

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

If Mk2 is to be 17.5 ton MTOW, would it not make sense to make it twin engined? This will give the added security to N-Mk2 as twin engined carrier based aircraft. If we are worried about excessive testing, the changes between Mk1 and Mk2 are already significant enough that entirely new testing of a...
by JayS
23 May 2018 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1420
Views: 257717

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

Jane's has independently confirmed Ajai Shukla's article http://www.janes.com/article/80238/india-s-lca-mk-1a-programme-faces-delays-as-iaf-insists-on-additional-requirements Well Rahul Bedi is no better and he attributes it to some unnamed sources. This is hardly any independent verification. But ...
by JayS
23 May 2018 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1420
Views: 257717

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

This is 2nd time HAL Chairman has raised such issue where production go ahead is held by IAF (Trainers and MK1A). We don't know what transpires behind close doors between HAL, IAF, ADA and MoD, but if HAL chairman publically makes such statements its not to be dismissed lightly. Looks like Manohar P...
by JayS
23 May 2018 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1420
Views: 257717

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

Dileep wrote:Just heard that Uttam is all set and ready for first flight.


Time to put lungis on high alert. Ready deploy on short notice.
by JayS
23 May 2018 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 570
Views: 101168

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

It will be pretty okay in A2A loadout. Yeah. The doubts on maneuverability for Mk2 are unfounded. (Make no mistake IAF WILL NOT accept such aircraft AT ALL. If you don't trust ADA can deliver, have trust in IAF, that they will not accept it :D ). It should be pretty agile even with significant weig...
by JayS
23 May 2018 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3684
Views: 647164

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Could Akash be developed into a naval SAM system too? I know that the B-8 supposedly a JV with Israel but depends hugely upon it, has been earmarked for our principal warships as principal anti-air/missile defence.However, a secondary desi SAM system based upon Akash could be very useful also and p...
by JayS
23 May 2018 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3684
Views: 647164

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Akash did indeed had a test with new desi RF seeker recently in Dec 2017. So I was not completely out of my mind after all. https://swarajyamag.com/insta/india-successfully-test-fires-akash-surface-to-air-missile-with-indigenous-radio-frequency-seeker India on Tuesday successfully test-fired Akash i...
by JayS
22 May 2018 19:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 403
Views: 34467

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

India's urban local bodies are thoroughly ill-equipped to do things differently, so it is no surprise that something so forward-looking and technology-intensive as Smart Cities is sputtering in their hands. I believe the extreme level of politicization is also huge part of the problem. Lack of fund...
by JayS
22 May 2018 19:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1389
Views: 195375

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

State Bank Of India Reports Record Loss Of $1.1 Billion In March Quarter Gross bad loans as a percentage of total loans rose to 10.91 percent from 10.35 percent three months earlier and 6.90 percent a year prior, the lender said in a statement. https://www.ndtv.com/business/state-bank-of-india-sbi-...
by JayS
22 May 2018 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4075
Views: 327469

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

What other choices did the IAF have? The MMRCA circus just shows how convoluted acquiring any new airframe was. Buying a proven Mirage 2000-V went nowhere. I believe su30-Mki acquisition was done with in blink of an eye by then PM d.gowda and D.M. M.S. Yadav even before anybody could wake up and st...
by JayS
22 May 2018 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3684
Views: 647164

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I am bit confused about the bolded part. Isn't AKASH's guidance completely RF based, radar (obviously) and the new seeker both...? How does cold sky plays role in detection for AKASH...? Akash has CLOS guidance for the initial IAF and IA orders. For the next set of orders, where IA, also a Spyder u...
by JayS
22 May 2018 12:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1389
Views: 195375

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Finance Ministry expects banks to get back over Rs 1 lakh cr with resolution of 12 major NPAs Next in line are 50 cases IIRC taking the total NPAs to 4lakh Cr under recovery process which is almost half of the total NPAs. And now GOI has asked all banks to review all loan accounts >50Cr. So step by...
by JayS
22 May 2018 11:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 403
Views: 34467

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

I saw news on TV yesterday that the funds utilization for Smart Cities project is mere 1.8%...!!! Too many road blocks. Especially in the non-BJP states. MP, GJ and MH are top three so far. Looks like before upgrading cities we need to upgrade city admin people's mentality. I often feel in case of B...
by JayS
22 May 2018 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 570
Views: 101168

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

https://www.theweek.in/theweek/current/2018/05/18/interview-s-christopher-chairman-drdo.html You had a problem with the LCA for the Navy. The Navy has said no to it for their present carrier programmes. We had a problem, when the [Navy] chief made the statement.... We had a meeting then. I understo...
by JayS
22 May 2018 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3684
Views: 647164

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Ok this is leadership. Kudos to Dr Christopher. Also speaks volumes about our penny pinching babu giri and what scientific community has to face. https://www.theweek.in/theweek/current/2018/05/18/interview-s-christopher-chairman-drdo.html from this news: The missile programme had been been a succes...
by JayS
22 May 2018 09:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 570
Views: 101168

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

https://www.theweek.in/theweek/current/2018/05/18/interview-s-christopher-chairman-drdo.html You had a problem with the LCA for the Navy. The Navy has said no to it for their present carrier programmes. We had a problem, when the [Navy] chief made the statement.... We had a meeting then. I understo...
by JayS
21 May 2018 17:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 661
Views: 79278

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Biggest GST Fraud Unveiled: Mumbai Firm Siphoned Off Rs 173 Crore Using Fake Invoices! Rs 173 crore was syphoned off using fake GST invoices, by a Mumbai based firm. Owners have been arrested. Mumbai based Horizon Outsource Solutions Private Limited was successful in claiming GST Credit worth Rs 80...
by JayS
21 May 2018 15:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1947
Views: 295718

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

What's up with the X-Army officers on twitter hailing the cease-fire..? I saw quite a few on my feed in last few days. Some of of them are usually seen cursing Modi govt on OROP and deriding desi MIC products so I can understand at least where they are coming from. But there are some who are usually...
by JayS
19 May 2018 15:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 570
Views: 101168

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

1.3m plug..? Fore IAF's MK2..? How come..? Last I checked MK2 is suppose to have 0.5m plug. It was my wish that they make it 15m long after they decided to go with canards. 17.5T is more than I expected. NLCA MK2 was suppose to have 16.5T. Anyhow, majority of the hike will be from increased payload...
by JayS
18 May 2018 18:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1389
Views: 195375

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Austin wrote:
A_Gupta wrote:tradingeconomics.com reports:

Foreign Exchange Reserves in India decreased to 417700 USD Million in May 12 from 418940 USD Million in the previous week.


RBI intervened in market to stabilise the rupee ?


RBI as well as PSBs sold USD on behalf of RBI to stop Rupee fall.
by JayS
18 May 2018 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 570
Views: 101168

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

I think 4 ton isn’t that much more than mirage 2Ks max mtow of 17 tons. The Lca navy dimensions posted above are bigger than the m2k by. 0.2 meters. Given the addition of canards, probable restructuring of wheel placements, addition of 1.3 meter plug, addition of probably 1200-1700 fuel internally,...
by JayS
18 May 2018 17:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1389
Views: 195375

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

which theory says its not possible..? Theory doesn't say it is not possible. After all it is a fact that currently at least future prices are lower than spot. It would merely say it is an aberration. It is and its can be both ways. Future prices can be higher or lower than future prices even agains...
by JayS
18 May 2018 16:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1389
Views: 195375

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Vina I have an issue with your contention that it is normal for futures price to be lower than the spot. Let us say, I have one barrel of oil. I sell in the spot market (30 dollars) and collect cash. Take the cash and buy 180 day T Bills and thus lock into a certain amount of interest income. Addit...
by JayS
18 May 2018 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1420
Views: 257717

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

There are multiple ways of doing things. IAF might as well use other fighter which does IRST work more effectively and pass on the info through datalink to others which are not that effective. With network centric systems and better data fusion, not every fighter will need to have everything. Having...
by JayS
18 May 2018 12:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1389
Views: 195375

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

All true but oil futures aren't looking at a price increase right now. I read an article this morning (sorry forgot which one) that said short term oil is higher but lower for say december. If the orange puppet moves on Iran it might cause it to spike further. I checked Dec, Jan futures. All are up...
by JayS
17 May 2018 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3163
Views: 341337

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

^^Nice. Thanks for posting. Only thing I think the author has wrongly equated holes on splitter plates on fighters like EF2000 with those on YF23. The holes in many fighters on the front portion of the inlet are more for inlet shock position manipulation rather than large scale BL control. Need to c...
by JayS
17 May 2018 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48401

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

So blk-70 AESA radar is air-cooled while that on blk-60 is water cooled. Why..? Blk-60 one looks like more powerful one.
by JayS
17 May 2018 11:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1389
Views: 195375

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

So my question again is why cant we have a fixed peg ( lets say Rs 50 to USD ) against Rupee verus Dollar/Euro/Yen irrespective weather Rupee Weakens or Strengthns , Didnt we have something similar to this before 1991 liberalization ? Will such a thing lead to Inflation or Hyper inflation ? I dont ...
by JayS
17 May 2018 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1420
Views: 257717

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

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kyB9lLMS2uQ/THZBPThbmCI/AAAAAAAAAAc/1Jug2W-rdEQ/s800/lca+tejas+republic+day+parade+2010.jpg Look where the pod is positioned. It should have no hindrance looking up at least on one side. more than half the front hemisphere is unobstructed. The left side would be a bit shad...
by JayS
17 May 2018 11:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1389
Views: 195375

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

If you have enough forex to meet your export import needs then these people can approach rbi for forex needs. We don’t have capital account convertibility or a full floating currency then what is the need to defend , you can have a fixed rate against dollar euro as deemed appropriate by rbi be that...
by JayS
15 May 2018 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2501
Views: 226278

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

Cain Marko wrote:
nachiket wrote:Nitpick. The Super-30 upgrade does not include an engine change as per my recollection.


Im not so sure.... Both possibilities have been suggested


Al41 has been talked about. Not sure how much keen IAF is on this.
by JayS
15 May 2018 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2501
Views: 226278

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

JayS, Nothing perplexing about the fact that the Su-30s built from CKDs are still cheaper and faster. It only highlights the uselessness of license production/ToT model. Russia still holds us by the unmentionables when it comes to Sukhois, Migs. And there is nothing unique about that. BAe holds us ...
by JayS
15 May 2018 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1420
Views: 257717

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

I remember once Tejas FB admin confirmed that ER version is given for LCA. Can't remember if its already in work or it will follow. I think the recent reports of Derby integration with mk1 all showed non ER version of Derby. But my guess is that since the 2052 is likely to get the mk1a contract, De...
by JayS
15 May 2018 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2501
Views: 226278

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

Its perplexing that HAL proposes CKD/SKD assembled Su30 after they have developed the capability of manufacturing them from scratch. Its a lunatic proposal frankly, if true. Assuning Shuklaw report is true , We have no way to cofirm or deny , HAL has made MKI from Indian Sources Raw material so the...

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