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by arshyam
18 Feb 2019 07:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3144
Views: 404689

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^ That was from a trial run. The train is currently cleared up to 130kmph only as that's the max permitted speed of the Delhi-Kolkata track.
by arshyam
17 Feb 2019 14:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3144
Views: 404689

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Except that the train is on its first commercial run today and is close to the destination. While it's an hour late, it can't have gone that far by now at 40kmph...

One real positive fallout of the recent TRAI rules for TV is that entities like NDTV are fully blocked from my television. Fakers..
by arshyam
16 Feb 2019 22:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 1321
Views: 71928

Re: Pulwama Attack

Dear Sirs, please take a note, another avenue opened up to contribute for martyrs families. Paytm have started showing an option to contribute to CRPF WIVES WELFARE ASSOCIATION. Mollick Ji, any options for NRIs living abroad? Bharat Ke Veer does not work from the US, neither do the other portals yo...
by arshyam
16 Feb 2019 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 1321
Views: 71928

Re: Pulwama Attack

Step-3 - Purge all anti-indian sentiments of Kashmir valley. How exactly do we do this? The fence on the LOC has gates in it. True, and we can run free bus services to those who want to go. But most people would rather stay put and continue their nonsense in J&K. Hence my q, how exactly do we a...
by arshyam
16 Feb 2019 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 1321
Views: 71928

Re: Pulwama Attack

prashanthreddy09 wrote:
UlanBatori wrote:


Every article ends with stupid conclusion that we are trying to impose war on Pakistan

That's par for the course. Let's not get distracted by these things and focus on securing our interests (and only ours). Wall builders may please take a hike.
by arshyam
16 Feb 2019 08:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 1321
Views: 71928

Re: Pulwama Attack

I just bought a $1500 lenovo laptop.. Feeling like shit now. Last time I am buying any Chinese product. SAY NO TO the following Chinese companies: Lenovo ViVo Xiaomi Oppo OnePlus HuaWei Force Chinese disinvestment from PayTm. I would rather pay more to buy stuff made elsewhere. ChiComs must pay for...
by arshyam
15 Feb 2019 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 1321
Views: 71928

Re: Pulwama Attack

For those talking about war, put yourself in the hot seat and consider how you will frame your orders to the military leadership. And try answering the following: 1. What are the objectives of a war? 2. Are those objectives achievable with our current capabilities? 3. Can it be done in a manner wher...
by arshyam
15 Feb 2019 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 1321
Views: 71928

Re: Pulwama Attack

syam wrote:Step-3 - Purge all anti-indian sentiments of Kashmir valley.

How exactly do we do this?
by arshyam
15 Feb 2019 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 1321
Views: 71928

Re: Pulwama Attack

^^ Does it matter if he claims responsibility? Sab saale aatankwaadi hi hain...
by arshyam
14 Feb 2019 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 1321
Views: 71928

Re: Pulwama Attack

Some baki blood will be spilt, and then some more. And even more. I will wait for it.
by arshyam
13 Feb 2019 20:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1063
Views: 122024

Re: Indian IT Industry

Any thoughts from electronics gurus? ‘India Must Have Its Own LTE Modem For National Security’: Zoho Develops Indigenous 4G LTE Modem - Swarajya Sridhar Vembu the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zoho (a SAAS firm) has claimed that the company has secretly developed a 4G LTE modem. This modem was a ...
by arshyam
13 Feb 2019 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1878
Views: 275357

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Comments on that Hindu article are instructive. Where are the comments? Sorry, didn't realize the above link didn't show the comments. There was a linked article along with these images, and the comments were there: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/rafale-deal-not-on-better-terms-than-upa-era...
by arshyam
13 Feb 2019 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 66072

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Boat #2 and #3 are in a single pic on google earth. Neither seem to be the INS Arihant. Both are about the same length (~120m) and much longer than Arihant. Conclusion: there are two more SSBNs in the water, at least one of which (pic #2) is fully kitted out and the other (pic #3) is in harbour tri...
by arshyam
13 Feb 2019 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1878
Views: 275357

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Comments on that Hindu article are instructive.
by arshyam
13 Feb 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1878
Views: 275357

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Wouldn't leaking/publishing these internal documents run up against the Official Secrets Act at some point?
by arshyam
12 Feb 2019 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 66072

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

^^ Yes, we have no idea which is which. But showing a couple of subs openly could also mean that the other(s) is/are on deterrent patrol, or it's just a slice of the khan-like chutzpah Singha saar mentioned above ("here is a dhoti, wear it and start shivering").
by arshyam
11 Feb 2019 15:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 66072

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

hnair saar, thanks for the clarification. Agreed on needing to open the veil a little bit here and there so others can dhoti shiver as well...
by arshyam
11 Feb 2019 14:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3144
Views: 404689

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The reason was simple, really. At the time of independence, BG, MG and two types of NG existed. Converting everything to SG was a waste of resources: since BG offerred more capacity, no point in deliberately going to the smaller SG, and if converting from MG, might as well go the whole distance to B...
by arshyam
11 Feb 2019 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 66072

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Mods would know better, but should we be discussing developments in Rambili in the open forum? Granted, G earth shows a lot, but why make it easy for others to know?

Some internal dhoti shivering when discussing our own strategic facilities is good, no?
by arshyam
10 Feb 2019 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 11773

Re: Aero India 2019

Ticket prices for business is now INR 2,750...ouch! Earlier there used to be a ticket which would allow visitors entry in to the base to watch flying display & static display up close but not entry in to the exhibition halls. That ticket was priced mid-way between business & ADVA one...I gu...
by arshyam
09 Feb 2019 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1878
Views: 275357

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

148 aircraft = 8 squadrons of 18 fighters + 4 reserves. Wow.

ATTN Rakesh saar. I am sure you'll be happy with this :)
by arshyam
09 Feb 2019 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1878
Views: 275357

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

No scam in Rafale deal: Former Defence Secretary Mohan Kumar - TNIE KOCHI: Former Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar, who was in the thick of things when the Rafale deal was in the making, came out all guns blazing in support of the Narendra Modi Government and termed the recent reports on the files, ...
by arshyam
09 Feb 2019 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1878
Views: 275357

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

The Hindu article that restarted the controversy: Defence Ministry protested against PMO undermining Rafale negotiations - N. Ram, The Hindu Rafale Story Of The Day: Was Parrikar’s Name And Reply Cropped Out On Purpose? - Swarajya Earlier today, a report in The Hindu, written by N Ram, Chairman of T...
by arshyam
06 Feb 2019 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2119
Views: 277236

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^ Interesting - so if this guy's citizenship is revoked, he becomes stateless? I'd think he had to renounce his Indian citizenship and so there will be no legal reason why we have to accept him back. Immigration courts don't recognize many of the liberties accorded to mango man. Not even hyooman ri...
by arshyam
06 Feb 2019 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2119
Views: 277236

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Not trying to oversimplify this with a following analogy, but, for example, in the US while taking driver's license test, instructor often ask a new driver to drive straight when the sign in the front clearly says "right turn only". If the driver listens to the instructor and drive straig...
by arshyam
05 Feb 2019 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2257
Views: 254581

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

This author criticized Uri for not being "humane" (whatever the heck that means), and the glowing recommendation for Raazi implies that it was more humane. I hadn't watched Raazi, and was considering watching it on streaming. But with this ringing positive endorsement, I will most probably...
by arshyam
05 Feb 2019 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2257
Views: 254581

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

^^ They don't have a better writer than this? Sad.
by arshyam
05 Feb 2019 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2119
Views: 277236

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^ Suraj-san, that post above yours was not aimed at you, but written in a generic sense. We are both saying the same thing, actually (see my earlier post above).

EDITED for clarity.
by arshyam
05 Feb 2019 10:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2119
Views: 277236

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Entrapment is entrapment. Let's not attempt to find the moral high ground losing sight of what's really happening. **That** is being desi, as an eloquent member deigned to point out earlier.
by arshyam
04 Feb 2019 18:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5072
Views: 388281

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The new airport is also being built by GVK, right? So I assume they'd use both optimally to maximize RoI. Mumbai anyway has enough population to require at least two full fledged airports.
by arshyam
04 Feb 2019 14:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 11773

Re: Aero India 2019

Is anyone planning to go this year?
by arshyam
04 Feb 2019 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2119
Views: 277236

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Y. Kanan wrote:
arshyam wrote:A graded response matrix has to be devised.


:rotfl: That is the most Indian thing I have ever heard.

Your point being?
by arshyam
03 Feb 2019 22:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3144
Views: 404689

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

the current BLR-MAS route is not suitable for higher speed upto jolarpettai probably. after that its flattish. but the damage to timing already done. Not really. The route from KR Puram (KJM) to Bangarapet (maybe even up to Kuppam) is mostly flat and 110kmph capable. No reason this cannot be upgrad...
by arshyam
03 Feb 2019 22:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3144
Views: 404689

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^ Saar, I only commented on the presence of SBC's expansion (or lack of it), and the amount that has been allocated under the Bengaluru suburban network project. I am sure you remember the latter was announced with great fanfare last year with a supposed outlay of ₹17,000 crores ( link ). I find it...
by arshyam
03 Feb 2019 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2119
Views: 277236

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I have no issues with deporting them, after following due process and obtaining some clarity on why these students were duped. I am not going into the moral aspect of saying people desperately try to change status by hook or by crook - the burden of proof is on the USCIS' side and let them offer tha...
by arshyam
03 Feb 2019 12:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3144
Views: 404689

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I think Shatabdi & many express trains touches 110 between BLR & MAS. But I do agree with your overall statement. No efforts are being made to improve infra to support slightly higher speeds in many of S Indian routes. Even routes which are being laid newly, I am not sure if they are design...
by arshyam
03 Feb 2019 12:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3144
Views: 404689

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^Saar, where is the budget published? I really hope that for BLR, all help is extended in getting its station expanded. The so-called "pink book" of various railway units are out. See the one for SWR here: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/finance_budget/B...
by arshyam
03 Feb 2019 10:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3144
Views: 404689

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

BLR seems to have been given a big namam in the budget. Just a tiny token mention of the suburban rail project in the budget speech.
by arshyam
03 Feb 2019 08:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3144
Views: 404689

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Though I'd personally love that, the problem is that there is no sign of upgrading speeds on this route. For the railway board, Delhi and its environs are the only ones that deserve greater speed tracks (and I am talking about measly 120/130, forget T-18 type 160/180). The max permissible speed has ...

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