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by durairaaj
19 Oct 2018 06:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 582295

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

I also feel that HAL is overplaying the "keen interest". ... So when should we be proud of? When nobody shows interest? I would be proud of a visit from LM CEO or BOEING CEO. Because they are superior competitors and such visit reflect the threat posed by HAL to their markets. With UAE, w...
by durairaaj
18 Oct 2018 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 582295

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

There is nothing to be proud of UAE minister's visit to HAL. They are simply planning to develop their own aircraft industry. All HAL is doing is introducing technology to a future competitor.
by durairaaj
23 Jun 2018 14:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1502
Views: 202159

Re: India's Power Sector

I wrote to PMO, about this idea of advocating optimum temperature and encouraging A/C manufacturers to restrict temperature setting, on May 3rd 2017. Finally this idea is coming to fruition. I am glad officials do read citizens' ideas and work on it. In my writing, I mentioned Singapore and South Ko...
by durairaaj
30 May 2018 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 582295

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

mody wrote:...

Don't know what they mean by dual band? ...


i.e. Two different IR signatures.

Jet fuel combustion and Solid rocket fuel combustion, each show distinct IR signatures.
Hence sensors are expected to sense both of the IR signatures.
by durairaaj
18 Jan 2018 19:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3074
Views: 506435

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/01/chinas-jet-engine-technology-around-the-level-of-germany.html. It seems China has achieved significant advancement in jet engine development. From the article "Many Chinese researchers and engineers who had worked at GE, Pratt &Whitney and Rolls-Royce h...
by durairaaj
29 Dec 2017 17:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 73872

Re: Solar energy in India

Just to give a tidbit, Silicon panels themselves are almost everywhere its same. The differentiaing factor is the conducting ink/paste/glue applied between silicon and metal current collector. This is the crucial factor that determines the life of a panel. Even though the current collection efficien...
by durairaaj
01 Jul 2017 08:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 949644

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Another interesting coincidence is the prediction of a clash between India and China in a report authored by Indian Army or some Indian defense think tank. It was published before 2007, i.e. before global economic downturn and Beijing olympics. I remember reading about it in BR back then. The report...
by durairaaj
01 Jul 2017 08:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 949644

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Defense minister could have said Today's India is not only the India of 1962 but also not the India of 1950s, when we meekly stood by as the Hans took down the Tibet a peaceful country and destroyed its archives.
by durairaaj
29 Jun 2017 04:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1502
Views: 202159

Re: India's Power Sector

If I were to decide the installation of wind mill off western shore especially on such a massive scale, I would go slow about it. Due to its effect on rain clouds coming into western part, as many of the rivers on western part are fed by only SW monsoon. Due to climate change, the SW monsoon is gett...
by durairaaj
17 Jun 2017 06:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 945
Views: 119048

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Japan will cooperate with China’s One Belt One Road if various conditions are met We have to give it to Chinese for when they say they will build an infrastructure they build it. Unlike GOI which is always in near comatose whether building infrastucture inside India or abroad. Reading news from dif...
by durairaaj
02 Jun 2017 17:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 73872

Re: Solar energy in India

Welcome Theo, really missed your commentaries on many of the threads here.
I have to admit that I expected the worst, since your last post was just before the onset of Chennai floods one and a half years ago.
I'm glad you are back.
Your comments add value to many of the discussions.
by durairaaj
20 Jan 2017 18:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I wish the government gives tax benefits to those who pay through Rupay/etc... credit / debit card or via digital transaction. In South Korea, the government gives tax benefits to the amount paid though creadit and debit card. The tax page infact lists monthwise our transactions to credit, debit, pe...
by durairaaj
27 Dec 2016 20:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I think demonetisation has become a lost opportunity and is fast becoming a self inflicted tragedy. Instead of pushing digital transaction UPI pay and decreasing the transaction cost they are bringing in some aadhar pay, encouraging PayTM and printing more and more paper notes and probable importing...
by durairaaj
14 Dec 2016 19:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Is there any update on the earthquake that was supposed to hit Delhi today with its epicenter right under the seat of the enlightened prince. I could not find any news and am afraid that I may miss out some crucial information and be caught unaware.
by durairaaj
12 Dec 2016 19:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Somewhere in the middle of this thread, somebody commented that of theprivate banks only ICICI ATM has money while AXIS always ran dry. another mentioned it could be the clout of the bank with RBI. It looks like now we know the reason.

Secondly, no one from ICICI is caught so far. Something fishy.
by durairaaj
05 Dec 2016 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 398544

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Somebody posted in Defenceforum India this message that 3 Nagrota attackers were part of the 20~30 member terrorists group, which had already infiltrated India. If it is true, we have to steel our hearts to hear more heart wrenching stories. Hopefully, the defence forces prevent these vermins before...
by durairaaj
04 Dec 2016 15:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

A tweet below may explain the problem.
Premjeet Singh ‏@_prem_ 49m49 minutes ago

#DeMonetisation impact-POS machine nt working since yesterday.All servers down! Is India's infra really equipped for #CashlessTransactions?
0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes
by durairaaj
04 Dec 2016 09:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

We are not sure if the origin of corruption is business people or executive machinery or the political parties. But there is some truth in what TKiran and Rishirishi are saying. Instead of maligning corrupt business practices the next steps should focus on how to improve the compliance part. There a...
by durairaaj
03 Dec 2016 06:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Your calculation makes sense. In another news article, RBI has already printed 3 lakh crore worth of 2000 Rs in Mysore. Thats why the number of errors in 2000 Rsnotes are minimal. But there is no mention of the amount of 500 Rs notes. RBI should consider bringing in more low denomination notes from ...
by durairaaj
03 Dec 2016 05:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^^Possibly numerical conversion error. The cost of demonetisation for the RBI was 12 thousand crore as doing the rounds in news. It is not 12 lakh crore. However this cost does not include the cost incurred by defence forces in transporting and damages to bank etc... This is only for paper and print...
by durairaaj
28 Nov 2016 19:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^Thats why I keep telling the interest rate on existing loans and new loans has to be reduced, But the RBI is not forcing it, so far. Perhaps they need these extra income to pay for the unused principal that is now saddled on to the Bank's books. The banks can't even increase the loan disbursement, ...
by durairaaj
28 Nov 2016 17:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Somehow the government has screwed up. Out of 12lakh crore only 6+ got accounted so far. Assuming,all of the rest of the money is potentially black we can claim that our cash to GDP ratio is pretty similar to other developing countries. Already around 1.5 lakh crore is injected already through new 2...
by durairaaj
24 Nov 2016 18:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 407742

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

It may have been an "offer she couldn't refuse". Nikki took a bold and risky step indeed, by being a coloured woman governor who ordered that the Confederate Flag be taken down from state buildings in South Carolina. She also volubly opposed Donald Trump during the primaries. Therefore, s...
by durairaaj
24 Nov 2016 03:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

These are the some of the rules they can make. 1)They can forbid banks to give cash more than 10,000 2) They allow banks to take amy aount of liquid cash through properly linked legal accounts 3) Any cash transaction above 50,000 must go via banks or online channel 4) Remove 2000 notes slowly from c...
by durairaaj
22 Nov 2016 17:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

A Request guys: Please keep the discussion about land and Benami issues off this thread. Demonetization is getting serious and dangerous. It looks like the economy is totally unhinged. Quick steps are a must. But the RBI looks paralysed and are hiding behind the retail banks. Except for the first fe...
by durairaaj
20 Nov 2016 19:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

The tamil news reports that PM Modi might have suggested reviewing (actual translation from tamil is relook) the demonetisation process. It says the reasons are: President is opposed to this step and the numerous cases filed against the govt in High courts and supreme courts might lead to unfavorabl...
by durairaaj
20 Nov 2016 06:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

1) I don't know why not many are thinking about using promisory note. Its is a valid legal document, that can be used in lieu of actual cash. Traders can use this without worrying about taxman in near term. 2) Keep hearing from relatives about friends asking to deposit 2.4 lakhs. There are more blac...
by durairaaj
15 Nov 2016 20:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7785
Views: 626706

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I'm not a finance guy, from what I understand based on reading several books, yes! your guess is right. Many business will loose their shirt and in BR parlance will be exposed as "notenude". Some may take the extreme step of ending their life/biz. these things happened during previous econ...
by durairaaj
03 Nov 2016 17:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4294
Views: 177975

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

I think Brazil had a similar issue to keep their centrifuges under safegaurds. Their centrifuge design is the world's best and efficient. They did not want others to know, so the deal is centrifuge will be considered as blackbox and inspectors will not have access to it, including video cameras will...
by durairaaj
29 Sep 2016 17:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2045
Views: 223072

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

Just one wish:
Instead of MEA spokesperson, we could have had also M. of home affairs spokesperson in today's press meet. With MEA person we are signaling that we entered into another country's land, whereas PoK + Gilgit + Balisthan is ours and is part of India.
by durairaaj
26 Sep 2016 18:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 68190

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

While many falsehoods have been spread thrown around during the heat of the discussion, I just would like to state some of the myths for the record. 3 crop agriculture in Kaveri basin is long gone. It is only 2 crop and slowly dying. Kaveri water currently covers only 1 ~ 1.5 crop. he other 0.5 come...
by durairaaj
04 Apr 2016 21:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1502
Views: 202159

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

This should be discussed in separate thread related to solar energy. Just to quickly clear misconceptions let me write it here. Reading above posts show that Gyan has more Gyan in terms of solar energy than Sudarshan and JTull. 100GW is in terms of power not energy. The solar panel will not be gener...
by durairaaj
22 Jan 2016 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4294
Views: 177975

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Building a D2O selective at the same time H2O agnostic membrane is an impossibility.... That is incorrect. .... I stand corrected. Thanks for the clarification. In my years of pumping proton across a membrane, I underestimated the magic that zeolite can do. Long long ago my professor listed the sep...
by durairaaj
14 Jan 2016 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4294
Views: 177975

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

... What if one had a D2O selective membrane with selectivity > 10 ? Building a D2O selective at the same time H2O agnostic membrane is an impossibility. Because, all of the membrane separation techniques exploit the difference in chemical and ionic affinity of species being separated. This chemica...
by durairaaj
10 Jan 2016 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4294
Views: 177975

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

^"Typical overselling by chemists who don't understand process issues. " Though, I don't deny this, a separation factor of 10 makes it look like an attractive technology. ... ... Unfortunately the economics of a hydrogen-selective membrane won't change much ... The order of magnitude redu...
by durairaaj
10 Jan 2016 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2885
Views: 289258

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

A new bie question: Can someone with knowledge compare Kfir C-7 ($6 M) and LCA ($30 M). I understand that LCA is the latest. But for the role its going to play what is that a K-fir kind of low cost plane cannot achieve? I am not suggesting to buy K-Fir. I very much want us to succeed with LCA and mo...
by durairaaj
09 Jan 2016 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4294
Views: 177975

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

^"Typical overselling by chemists who don't understand process issues. " Though, I don't deny this, a separation factor of 10 makes it look like an attractive technology. Regarding the chemical engineer's comment:Typical industrial scale heavy water extraction do not use single technology....
by durairaaj
09 Jan 2016 17:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 29854

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analyisis-I

Few thoughts: 1) Despite available intelligence, why did NSA did not inform the Punjab cops? Is it because he already knew that Punjab cops are compromised? 2) NSA did not take security measures beyond the air base, instead lay in waiting. Is this to find the hidden hands involved in the operation? ...

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