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by member_28722
06 Apr 2015 19:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 401
Views: 265469

Re: Can't join BRF due to no work/ISP email ? Read this.

If you could send me a mail on my registered email when done, I would be grateful
by member_28722
06 Apr 2015 19:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 401
Views: 265469

Re: Can't join BRF due to no work/ISP email ? Read this.

Ok then... pls go ahead and disable
I am restricting my online time to just a cpl of forums so that I can qualitatively contribute to both. Being mod of one also adds to my work
Thanks
Will be my last post here
by member_28722
06 Apr 2015 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 401
Views: 265469

Re: Can't join BRF due to no work/ISP email ? Read this.

Hi
Not sure if this is OT
How does one close their account?
by member_28722
03 Apr 2015 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1138
Views: 227364

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

If we are talking about cost... where does it say that P75I will be cheap?
We are talking about next gen AIP, VLS and a new design. No way all this is going to be cheap
by member_28722
02 Apr 2015 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 472
Views: 58184

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Not gonna happen. Shias and Sunnis have well documented history of fighting each other. If it had to happen in Saudi it would have happened long time ago
by member_28722
02 Apr 2015 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 472
Views: 58184

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

It's laughable to read all the nationalistic theories being posted, when the cold hard facts are staring in everyone's faces 1. Saudi needs us for oil 2. We need Saudi for oil and the massive remuneration that comes from gulf countties This is not going to change for next 40 years unless smart car s...
by member_28722
30 Mar 2015 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1138
Views: 227364

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

Just have to look at the various versions of the surface combatants that are being induced into the Navy. Every decade we have a new design being churned out by the same shipyards for all kinds of ships. The same will happen with the subs with time as the Kilos, HDWs retire and the Akulas go back a...
by member_28722
30 Mar 2015 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1138
Views: 227364

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

No... he speaks sense
2 lines of conventional subs make sense when you don't have nuke boats.
We will have Scorpene, 75I, Arihant production and also facilities capable of maintaining Kilo & Akula class.
Is 75I with VLS a signal that there will be no SSN only limited SSBN?
by member_28722
28 Mar 2015 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 205213

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

arun wrote:"Despite the growing bonhomie with the United States, India suffered by far the highest number of L-1B visa denials between 2012 and 2014" :

At 56%, Indians record highest US work visa rejection: Report

Post TCS Whistleblower case.... expect this trend to continue for L1B
by member_28722
20 Mar 2015 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1138
Views: 227364

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

Considering how big Brahmos is, I find it hard to see an SSK equipped with Brahmos... leave alone 16 missiles in it. Also considering the fact that LA class nuke boats carry only 12 Thawk and another 25 torpedo/harpoon mix with torpedo being majority of that , expecting an SSK to deliver close to eq...
by member_28722
06 Mar 2015 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 59839

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

Arjun wrote:That's exactly what RSingh had suggested of the Brit Director :roll:. Focus on your own country first.

Since I am an Indian speaking to another Indian, I will choose to focus on problems in my own country before giving sagely advise to a foreigner
by member_28722
06 Mar 2015 17:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 59839

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

Even Indian women think that India is horrible for women's safety but the US/UK etc are safe havens. Of course, they don't consider that in the US, they always tend to be upper middle class and live in good neighborhoods with security. If they go to East (?) LA or South side of Chicago or some seed...
by member_28722
06 Mar 2015 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 59839

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

The video will do no such thing. You and I and maybe some elites in India speak this alien tongue called Brishit English. That is not the native tongue of those involved in the horrible event, neither can it be assumed that they would care for a documentary made in Brishit English. That is the case...
by member_28722
06 Mar 2015 16:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 59839

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

rsingh wrote:What about making a documentory about thousends of girls abused by pakis in uk with the help of police and other agencies. It would have been easier to do so for British director?

Can we focus on clearing problems in our own country first?
by member_28722
02 Mar 2015 16:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 234569

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

there is no money seen in defence budget for the rafale deal...and this budget is upto march30, 2016. so surely the deal is dead...even a first tranche signing amount would be 100s of millions of $$ to fund dassault to start the production line, order huge numbers of parts from its vendors, work on...
by member_28722
01 Mar 2015 10:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 205012

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

where in India do movie tickets cost 280? just curious... In ahmedabad and baroda , they cost like 60 to 150... 200 max ...The standalone theatres tend to be a lot cheaper...anyway , i know for a fact that aam Indian aadmi is not a multiplex goer... he still watches non airconditioned cinema for 20...
by member_28722
01 Mar 2015 09:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 205012

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

saurabh.mhapsekar: all your post does is take whatever I posted as the budget summary and say it's all bad. That's not what I asked the critics to do. What would you have liked instead ? You've alrwady asserted you don't like the budget. Simply telling us that you don't like the individual points e...
by member_28722
28 Feb 2015 19:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 205012

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Of course there are... things have gone up by 10% and expected to become more expensive with rail budget actions. So increasing the tax slab to 3 or 3.5 was not a major problem. The current tax slabs are fleecing the lower income people in India. Its pretty stupid to let it continue as it is. No ind...
by member_28722
28 Feb 2015 18:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 205012

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

^^^ That's a very risky way to do things In typically planning we cannot assume that everything will happen goody goody and plan accordingly. This budget assumes that a lot of things will positively happen. Its all good projecting an economic growth of 8% or even in double digits but we cannot and s...
by member_28722
28 Feb 2015 18:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 205012

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Sir, since you asked, here are my view points. My primary gripe is that the Hon FM sahab himself had created a big hue and cry on raising the slab to 5L and now he had a chance to do that and he didn't even raise it by a rupee Also since this government has spoken so much on black money, not reducin...
by member_28722
28 Feb 2015 13:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 205012

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Budget of missed opportunities Salaried folks 1.day to day coats are already at least 10-15% more than same time last year 2. Rail fares will now fluctuate per fuel prices and crude prices are already beginning to go up again 3. Freight rates are up so some costs will also go up 4. Service tax has g...
by member_28722
27 Feb 2015 19:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 234569

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

I stick to facts. Check on wiki (english to be neutral). Rafale payload: 9.5t Su30mki payload: 8t Rafale range: 3700km SU30MKI range: 3000km Most of Su30mki avionics dates from mid-end 90s while current rafale is around 2010 and the F3R version is around 2015. @Philip : IAF is very satisfied of Mir...
by member_28722
29 Jan 2015 06:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 205012

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Rain water harvesting and Solid waste management in cities are areas which need a thrust from government before we move towards urbanization. The former will reduce water consumption in major cities leaving water at its source and also improves ground water levels. Solid waste management is a must, ...
by member_28722
29 Jan 2015 05:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 241770

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

NRao wrote:Is that supposed to mean that the US in on board with selling the LCA with the GE engine?

How feasible would it be (schedule wise) to fit a different engine of similar capabilities into the Mk1, if US is not ready?
by member_28722
27 Jan 2015 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4327
Views: 758274

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

NRao wrote:A few very good data points:

Deft Defence Minister on a Mission to Ensure India is Respected and Feared in the World

Very interesting too.



Very good read and good to see the DM being given a proper free hand to bring about actual progress.
by member_28722
08 Jan 2015 02:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385281

Re: Indian IT Industry

It is. :mrgreen: Seriously, India did well in the early 00s by jumping on the bandwagon and making lot of money. But the smart ones reinvent themselves and lead the trend. Companies like TCS still think it is 2000 . There are parts moving to the forefront, but I am not sure if it is even possible f...
by member_28722
19 Dec 2014 02:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2954
Views: 281919

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

^^^
Its related to them pointing finger on us for Peshawar.
by member_28722
19 Dec 2014 02:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 103419

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

Kaveri has so far surplussed 16 TMC of water into the ocean. Krishna so far 24 TMC. Karnataka west flowing approx 1,200 TMC Maharashtra West flowing - 2,360 TMC Keral - Not sure. Godavari - 3,182 TMC Just to put it into perspective, the Godavari surplus alone is approx equal to the entire annual fl...
by member_28722
18 Dec 2014 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731395

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

And what immigration law has been passed so far? All Obama did was to issue an executive action because the law wouldn't be passed by a Congress he/dems do not control anymore. An executive action is not a law, btw. Both were impactful actions and my whole point was I would hardly call a president ...
by member_28722
18 Dec 2014 22:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 336071

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Congrats to ISRO. Another feather in the cap :)
by member_28722
18 Dec 2014 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731395

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

arshyam wrote:^^ Just curious, what law was that?

Immigration
Healthcare
Take your pick
by member_28722
18 Dec 2014 02:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731395

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Sir, that's a very very big if. Especially since Obama is now a lame duck, he won't be able to promise anything that we can take seriously. We should nod our heads to whatever he says, but wait till the next president takes over. A lame duck who still managed to make to push through one of the most...
by member_28722
18 Dec 2014 02:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 533647

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

^^^ When did the wind tunnel testing happen? Any details?
by member_28722
18 Dec 2014 01:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 234569

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

^^
Sir, Per info on the FGFA thread, Russia will get 55 PAKFA by 2020, so if IAF can parallely also get those off the shelf, by similar timeframe with FGFA coming out post 2020, then by all means cancel Rafale
But if we do decide to go for Rafale then go in properly, not with limited numbers for Navy.
by member_28722
17 Dec 2014 06:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 234569

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

1. The F-22's upgrades have been long delayed. That hasn't made it any less of a 5th gen aircraft, because it has remained a VLO design from Day 1. 2. The Rafale will still be in service after a decade. How do you propose retrofit VLO capability to it? The Rafale deliveries will start no earlier th...
by member_28722
17 Dec 2014 06:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 234569

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

^and file for bankruptcy? From the indications I see from the last 6 months from GOI conduct I strongly believe that we are not going to purchase Rafale. At least not for IAF and not at this cost. I do not think French will offer any significant reduction of price which may clinch the deal. May be ...
by member_28722
10 Dec 2014 04:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385281

Re: Indian IT Industry

matrimc wrote:What I read that here in the US too it is there and out in the open too.

Not really, a very good amount of US population is migrant workers/students converting into legal citizens. All of these are in 20s/30s.
by member_28722
10 Dec 2014 04:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385281

Re: Indian IT Industry

I think we are doing a little too much dhoti-shivering regarding IT industry's future. But some warning flags need to be raised. Bulk recruiters have been the employment & money generators in India IT in last couple of decades during the ERP wave. With ERP now getting substituted by Cloud, and ...
by member_28722
10 Dec 2014 02:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 234569

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

^^^
I am not sure if the Sukhoi model is applicable to Rafale deal. From the onset this seems to be a different deal
Your 1 & 2 can be done in parallel to a better extent. If it holds then we should see 2 squadrons before turn of decade.

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