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by durairaaj
18 Oct 2020 02:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3824
Views: 697407

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Regarding Train 18 issue: What no news article discusses is the role played by the CEO. The CEO is a post created by the present government and the person occupying the post is very close to administration and came from Electrical branch. His earlier posting was the Chairman of the board of railways...
by durairaaj
13 Sep 2020 04:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392675

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The reason GOI is not claiming Black top and Helmet top is that GOI is interested in trading them to get back Depsang plains, without much public relations issue. Thats why GOI is not saying anything about Depsang plains and want to avoid saying about our positions on Helmet top and Black top. Nitin...
by durairaaj
14 Aug 2020 17:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 374
Views: 107015

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/lithium-ion-battery-maker-atl-buys-180-acres-of-land-in-haryana-plans-to-invest-rs-7000-crore-in-india Lithium-Ion Battery Maker ATL Buys 180 Acres Of Land In Haryana; Plans To Invest Rs 7,000 Crore In India by Swarajya Staff Aug 12, 2020 08:32 AM In a positive develop...
by durairaaj
24 Jun 2020 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I hope the GoI realize that there is nothing called 'limited war'. Only a fight to finish, the Chinese will not bother us again.
by durairaaj
13 May 2020 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833153

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ It was not about criticising BJP or minister HarshVardhan. All he was saying that representation should include scientists also. This is not a SM criticism about a specific idea. This is about a explicitly visible knowledge gap in the committee created to address a problem. I don't know why you a...
by durairaaj
13 May 2020 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833153

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.rediff.com/news/interview/coronavirus-in-india-in-six-months-time-i-will-come-out-with-a-vaccine/20200512.htm 'In six months' time I will come out with a vaccine' Professor Gobardhan Das ... This guy was totally ignored by HarshVardhan ... Looks like he is a member of BJP but no one pai...
by durairaaj
29 Mar 2020 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833153

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Docs working in India, or those who know medical professionals working in India, are you seeing a spike in pneumonia cases ? No abnormal increase in pneumonia cases here in pune.. most cases in OPD are of sore throat and dry cough.. people are panicking it for COVID though.. it takes much effort to...
by durairaaj
28 Feb 2020 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071221

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Blood stain is on the hands of Supreme Court of India. They are the single point of failure of the evolution of Indian democracy. In their eagerness to protect the right to protest, they trampled on the rights of tens of thousands of people to travel, transport and commute everyday, for the last two...
by durairaaj
24 Feb 2020 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833153

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I don't know why Indians are still resistant to spread and tragic effect of this virus. Despite first foreigner to be infected was an Indian origin school teacher inChina.
It has even killed italian origin people and Iranian people. Other than that most of the dead are asian origin people.
by durairaaj
10 Feb 2020 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833153

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Chinese Canadian bio-weapon expert sent the corono virus to China This is the missing link. My Theory: The virus was sent by CIA expecting the chinese-canadian virology expert to send it to China and catch her in the act. As expected she sent it to China and got expelled from the lab, without the k...
by durairaaj
17 Sep 2019 19:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3824
Views: 697407

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

For the fans of Train 18 or Vande Bharat. Sad News: Train 18 project is in coma. If the infighting persists, it will be buried for ever. 1) Railways to not manufacture any more Vande Bharat Express rakes this fiscal From the above article: "said by Railway Board Chairman Vinod Yadav on Monday. ...
by durairaaj
26 May 2019 18:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 188112

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Why is that BRedators are allowing so much vitriol be poured on tamils choosing a party that did not win the election? So many posts against tamils because tamil people not choosing BJP. Does this forum merit such kind of posts bashing tamil (in previous pages) just because people of tamilnadu voted...
by durairaaj
14 May 2019 06:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3824
Views: 697407

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

... Clearly babus manning the files did not have the vision to advise prabhu against it. It is a symptom of one upmanship between Mechanical arm and Electrical arm of Railways. In fact the delay in train 20 and curtailing the speed of train 18 manufacturing is also linked to that. In one of his blo...
by durairaaj
03 Apr 2019 05:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905090

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Afghanisthan is deafeningly quiet and pretty peaceful, these last few days. I hope this draws attention at high places.
by durairaaj
03 Mar 2019 23:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905090

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

nothing-naya-about-pakistan-but-india-will-never-be-the-same Not sure if this article has been shared before, an article by C Fair. Some quotes I liked, But one thing is clear: after Balakot, there will be little appetite in India to return to the status quo of strategic restraint. ... Pakistan has...
by durairaaj
03 Mar 2019 09:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905090

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Regurgitating previously cited and debunked articles won't win you many friends here - read before you post bud, been dismissed previously Not trying to win some friends here by posting this. I asked in my post if we've got something that refutes this. ... How about both sides are correct. 3 mirage...
by durairaaj
01 Mar 2019 15:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905090

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Since our hero is on his way. For all the guys questioning the Strike. Let me show some "Spice". :D https://zoom.earth/#34.46344,73.318404,19z,sat Collapsed roof on the big building, burnt area and the second building near the entrance decimated. :D This is the seminary, near the crates s...
by durairaaj
23 Feb 2019 14:31
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 243
Views: 60318

Re: Aero India 2019

what's all about fire accident in aero india? Read some thing about it in local news.
by durairaaj
19 Oct 2018 06:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1015824

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1015824

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: 1643
Views: 291701

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1015824

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: 4517
Views: 1032749

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: 1088
Views: 120887

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: 1368529

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: 1368529

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: 1643
Views: 291701

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: 994
Views: 173545

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: 1088
Views: 120887

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: 7872
Views: 873407

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: 7872
Views: 873407

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: 7872
Views: 873407

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: 7872
Views: 873407

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 835739

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: 7872
Views: 873407

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: 7872
Views: 873407

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: 7872
Views: 873407

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: 7872
Views: 873407

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: 7872
Views: 873407

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: 7872
Views: 873407

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...

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