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by arshyam
20 Apr 2018 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

^^ Thanks saar!
by arshyam
20 Apr 2018 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

@Bob Saar, please take down the pictures from on board the ships. When I had visited, the Navy officer specifically asked us not to share photos from on the deck. He was okay with pics taken from the dock. I know mobile cameras were allowed and a lot of people took pics, but as BRF, let's respect th...
by arshyam
16 Apr 2018 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

If people don't see what their country is capable of making, how will they ever take pride in the country, or push for projects like MII or Made in India. As they say, seeing is believing, and many otherwise ordinary people did see with enthusiasm. Philip sir's comments are like the old Hindi DD com...
by arshyam
16 Apr 2018 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 714
Views: 79674

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

My understanding is that we need diesels for the shallower waters of the Arabian sea. Given the thermoclines and tropical temperature, SSKs can be very potent and stay hidden.
by arshyam
16 Apr 2018 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3157
Views: 331740

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Does anyone have an image of AMCA at DefExpo 2018 from the side and top profile as well? Do these help? https://farm1.staticflickr.com/873/26627071047_8e1473ec7b_b.jpg AMCA-1 by arshyam , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/822/41456102042_d7a4f54f03_b.jpg AMCA-2 by arshyam , on Flickr https:/...
by arshyam
16 Apr 2018 15:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4147
Views: 272304

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Thanks Ankit! Sports is a huge industry and is itself an economy booster (just like tourism and other). People want to entertain by something else beyond Bollywood. Here in USA NFL (american football) tickets (for many teams) have been sold out for next 10+ years. Ice hockey tickets are $50.00 per ...
by arshyam
16 Apr 2018 14:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4147
Views: 272304

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Singha wrote:three legged cheetah race
Was that intentional saar? :rotfl:

Sorry, couldn't resist :)
by arshyam
15 Apr 2018 10:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143551

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^ Then who'll man all those Taco Bells and McDonalds? :) Seriously, I think the US has interfered a lot in this area (Contras in Nicaragua, Panama, Grenada, etc.) over the decades that most of these places have seen no stability. Costa Rica and Belize (the latter due to British influence, no doubt)...
by arshyam
15 Apr 2018 10:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

They didn't do much saar. The tank went around the demo area a couple of times and then stood on display. So did the other equipment (Chiranjeevi ARRV, BLT, etc.). It was a bit underwhelming, though my brain tells me that firing that big ass gun would have caused some minor issues :lol:. The ships d...
by arshyam
15 Apr 2018 08:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

I've begun to upload some of my pics to Photobucket. Will upload individual ones in the appropriate threads over the next few days. Shyam, the link is throwing an error. Fixed the links saar. Photobucket decided to stop serving the images. Moved back to good ol' Flickr ( link ). Let me know if you ...
by arshyam
14 Apr 2018 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Nice work SSridhar! Thanks for sharing the pix. Interesting kit on display. Any idea if the army is going to order the 8x8 WhAP or it still undecided? Don't know if it has been ordered, however the one doing the demo has IA registration. Yeah, this one has a registration number on it: https://farm1...
by arshyam
14 Apr 2018 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

And what is WhAP? It's the Wheeled Armoured Personnel carrier, aka Kestrel: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/788/26591351407_413e74f527_b.jpg WHAP-1 by arshyam , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/805/40748987244_bb02743c87_b.jpg WHAP-2 by arshyam , on Flickr
by arshyam
14 Apr 2018 21:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

I've begun to upload some of my pics to Photobucket Flickr. Will upload individual ones in the appropriate threads over the next few days.

Link to album

Image
1 by arshyam, on Flickr
by arshyam
14 Apr 2018 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Bart S wrote:Will it be OK to wear shorts and t-shirt to the ship visit? Or is that considered disrespectful? The heat is oppressive now in Chennai.

I wore shorts yesterday, no one asked a thing.
by arshyam
14 Apr 2018 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Go as early as you can. Regarding your questions, my two detailed posts from the previous page should answer most of them. Please let me know if you have any other questions, happy to help. Saar, you said no kids are allowed in the ships? Kids as in smallnkids or all kids in general? They were enfo...
by arshyam
13 Apr 2018 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Prem Kumar wrote:...

Go as early as you can. Regarding your questions, my two detailed posts from the previous page should answer most of them. Please let me know if you have any other questions, happy to help.
by arshyam
13 Apr 2018 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

^^ Correct.
by arshyam
13 Apr 2018 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Saar, just left... :(
by arshyam
13 Apr 2018 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

If you guys are staying the entire day, can we try to meet before/after the afternoon live demo? Hopefully a few of us will be able to join after the ship visit in the morning. Sure, I'll be there until 4 . Saar, how to identify each other? Hopefully you read this: I'll be wearing dark blue denim s...
by arshyam
13 Apr 2018 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Just got back from the naval visit. One word: AWESOME!! I managed to visit all 4 ships, INS Airavat, INS Kamorta, INS Sumitra, and INS Sahayadri. The naval personnel were happy to answer my questions, but since they had asked not share much on social media, I am going to stop here. Well organized, w...
by arshyam
13 Apr 2018 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

I am going on the 13th. Can pick you two on that day. Send me mail . Added later: You also have PM. I'm going to go on the 13th too with a friend, can pick 1 or 2 guys from Mylapore/Adyar area. If you guys are staying the entire day, can we try to meet before/after the afternoon live demo? Hopefull...
by arshyam
13 Apr 2018 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Last post :). For the naval visit, what's the plan? I plan to be at the Island grounds entrance by 6:30 itself. I am thinking since they start at 8:00, being a Friday and summer vacation for kids, more people may take the day off for a visit. That way, if I can wind up at the port by noon latest, I...
by arshyam
12 Apr 2018 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Last post :). For the naval visit, what's the plan? I plan to be at the Island grounds entrance by 6:30 itself. I am thinking since they start at 8:00, being a Friday and summer vacation for kids, more people may take the day off for a visit. That way, if I can wind up at the port by noon latest, I ...
by arshyam
12 Apr 2018 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Also, the weather wasn't too bad (and I say this after walking 5km in the baking sun). Reason: beach and sea breeze. Whoever picked this location, please take multiple bows. The location enabled the integrated live-show, and makes it memorable. I plan to go there again tomorrow to catch the evening ...
by arshyam
12 Apr 2018 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

I too caught some of what Bob saar mentioned - many people were curious why I was taking pics of the equipment and displays. They seemed to relax when I said it was only a hobby of mine.
by arshyam
12 Apr 2018 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Okay, those who are going tomorrow, take your car, or cab, etc. I took the bus today and got stuck. Though bus services are available in general, they may run late given that ECR shuts off during the display. The VIP movement today made it worse, though that won't be a factor tomorrow. Apart from th...
by arshyam
12 Apr 2018 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Wait till you see my next post :mrgreen:
by arshyam
12 Apr 2018 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Interestingly, there were two other people question the BAE guy before I spoke to him. They were asking about the projectile weight, time to deploy (he said 1-min), rate of fire, etc. I thought they sounded like DRDO people who work in this field, but then finally didn't know that we have a standing...
by arshyam
12 Apr 2018 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

if you are going today please check if even the Expo is open to general publc on 14th or only the live demo It is. The stalls will be there and according to the registration desk "may I help you" staff, the public can go and see them on Saturday, apart from the demo. But the person didn't...
by arshyam
12 Apr 2018 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Anyone coming today? I am walking down to the venue as they have stopped traffic in the last 2 km
by arshyam
12 Apr 2018 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Anyone coming today? I am walking down to the venue as they have stopped traffic in the last 2 km
by arshyam
11 Apr 2018 00:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4331
Views: 288421

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Mumbai-Delhi for sure. We need a conveyor belt between those two. Then the much maligned AI keeps rotating on and off a 777 or 787 in the DEL-MAA route depending on the season (I think BLR is also the same). If not now, in a few years' time such sectors will need widebodies throughout the year. My g...
by arshyam
10 Apr 2018 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

I am visiting the ships on 13th, its unfortunate I might not be able to meet you. Will try to retun back to the venue if possible after the ship visit and if possible meet you outside the venue Kakarat, the ship visit will possible take the whole day. I understand that visitors are being taken in b...
by arshyam
10 Apr 2018 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Thanks for your suggestions, Kakarat and Bob saars. The website's info page didn't complain when I entered my cousin's DoB, let's see how it goes. Can you please send me your visit plan by email to kakarat2001atgmail I am trying for a BR meet at Defexpo Done saar. My plan is straightforward: visit ...
by arshyam
10 Apr 2018 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Thanks for your suggestions, Kakarat and Bob saars. The website's info page didn't complain when I entered my cousin's DoB, let's see how it goes.
by arshyam
09 Apr 2018 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Half of Chennai will be there on Saturday, best avoided...
by arshyam
09 Apr 2018 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

I am thinking of taking my cousin along with me (he loves this stuff), but he is still a 17-yo high school student. The website is confusing - in the main page, it says "children below 16 years will not be permitted", but the admission policy mentions the cut-off as 18 years. I am in a dil...
by arshyam
09 Apr 2018 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

One more:

by arshyam
09 Apr 2018 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

From SSC:

by arshyam
07 Apr 2018 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

I am thinking 12th and 13th. 13th being a Friday may be easier for folks to meet up in the evening?

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