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by SSundar
18 Jun 2016 13:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 521
Views: 77440

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I would love to see Tata Motors and M&M emerge globally as respectable brands like Honda, Toyota and Hyundai. Tata and Mahindra are taking a looootttt longer to emerge globally than the Japanese, Korean or even Chinese did. Points to a lack of ambition to even achieve it. They seem to like maki...
by SSundar
17 Jun 2016 10:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504151

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The major disappointment in the new Civil Aviation policy is the lack of clear reform in how new airports will be developed in India. Looks like GoI is looking for state governments to put their own money into small regional airports. Still hoping against hope that this government will give a major ...
by SSundar
06 Jun 2016 20:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541728

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I am sure there will be no dearth of investor countries who either want a beach head for their HSR technologies or want to park some of their wealth in investments in India. You just need a leadership that can attract these suitors and ensure India's interests are met.
by SSundar
06 Jun 2016 16:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541728

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^ yes the semi-HSR is the future. at this stage we should not even be investing in the mum-ahmedabad HSR instead it should be semi-HSR. focus should be on building a base of technology and producers in India to resolve the DFC and semi-HSR requirements 90% on our own, before we think of HSR. We'll...
by SSundar
04 Jun 2016 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 155773

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

TSJ, you bet it's the latter. There is no single US policy on India. Goes with the territory of being a pluralistic democracy. OTOH, there is a centralized India policy in China. The funniest thing about US policy on India and Pakistan is how Hollywood deals with Pakistan - ever seen a Pak Terror mo...
by SSundar
04 Jun 2016 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 155773

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

It is the nature of the Chinese to keep "bargaining" as long as the other side is giving. They back off at the sight of strong resistance and leadership. India never showed them that resistance all this while. For every "Art of War" move of theirs, India needs to show an Arthasha...
by SSundar
03 Jun 2016 14:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 582932

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Kashiji, flow of technology-materials-IP is strictly governed by export control laws and not by company ownership. So, in the best case, only the know-how which can be shared or even sold to India, will have to pass this test. You may be surprised, how sensitive simple components like gyroscopes, m...
by SSundar
02 Jun 2016 14:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4489
Views: 505205

Re: Internal Security Watch

At the very least, the false claim of "Terror has no religion" has to be fought and proponents of this saying have to be publicly discredited. The statistical and sociological truth is religions that actively discourage their adherents from critically questioning their teachings create a p...
by SSundar
29 May 2016 12:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 155773

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

I would not be surprised if Troll.in added those last paras to keep the Omidyar Network happy. Seema Sirohi used to be one of the good ones back in the days. This article does name the loonybins who are making noise and slyly points out some nonsense like that "NGO" that saves children in ...
by SSundar
29 May 2016 10:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 343472

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Indian warship makes contact with Pakistani naval vessels near western coast Looks like we could use a translation to layman's English here. Who followed who? Who detected who? Who warned off who? Article is a bit confusing. In the event that this ship was detected by Pakis, what does it imply for ...
by SSundar
07 May 2016 11:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504151

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

a while back like a decade, chennai used to be nearly 2X that of blr ... Gotta blame Hyderabad. Much of the original Chennai traffic was Intl transfer passengers from old AP. There was also good domestic day traffic to the consulates such as US. Successive regimes have built HYD into its own hub fo...
by SSundar
28 Apr 2016 08:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541728

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

srin..while we can debate ssunders idea abt hub/spoke ... one of the reasons airlines do it is to increase capacity utilisation. on IR where trains go full ..and more than full i wonder how practical is the idea. and just imagine the size of transit lounge to cater to N trains coming in a hub. on a...
by SSundar
28 Apr 2016 08:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541728

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

a) what is the advantage of having 2 Talgo type trains Trivandrum>Delhi and Delhi>Jammu vs 1 Talgo type Trivandrum>Jammu assuming both are going full? i didnt quite get it. b) I am assuming u r saying that there will be many Talgo trains on Delhi>jammu sector , so even if Trivandrum>Delhi train get...
by SSundar
28 Apr 2016 04:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541728

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Real hubs are 24-7 stations with a lot of frequent outbound connections and ample waiting spaces. This requires some good focus on developing stations as hubs. Can you give a few examples? I have tried Google chacha and came up with naught. I am not aware of any major train stations either in conti...
by SSundar
28 Apr 2016 01:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541728

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Hub-and-spoke allows more efficient use of capital assets (planes, train coaches, etc.) and allows for better frequency versus capacity tradeoff between origin and destination. The positive effect is much more pronounced in airlines because of the cost of air travel and the relative low capacity of ...
by SSundar
27 Apr 2016 10:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541728

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

the real ER trains like jammu to trivandrum or assam to west coast points will still be there, but journey times will be half ... 30 hrs instead of 60 hrs which apart from less tiring will also reduce load on pantry cars, caterers, cleaners...shorter the journey cleaner the train. A properly ration...
by SSundar
10 Apr 2016 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4489
Views: 505205

Re: Internal Security Watch

Related to internal security- horrendous man made tragedy at Kerala temple. What the...? Last week, a flyover collapse, and now this, and of course the international media will, rightly or wrongly, highlight it. India seems to have some of the worst, if not the worst or most frequent, disasters whe...
by SSundar
29 Mar 2016 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Ex-Navy officer arrested by Pak in Baluchistan
Replies: 40
Views: 3145

Re: Ex-Navy officer arrested by Pak in Baluchistan

Baikul wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ0KeXtrjfo&feature=youtu.be

It begins. Ignore the headlines, watch the content.


So, Pakis continue their policy of a thousand "cuts" even when it comes to videos. :roll:
by SSundar
15 Mar 2016 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4489
Views: 505205

Re: Internal Security Watch

West Bengal is truly lost. Few days go by without some ugly news. They are making bombs like crackers. http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-west-bengal-3-dead-2-injured-in-crude-bomb-blast-in-murshidabad-district-2186752 This is very common in Bengal. This would not make front page news. Bengal pol...
by SSundar
11 Feb 2016 20:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541728

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^ Better to increase now if they have to, it will become difficult going forward. I see the counterpoint about Private Freight Terminals etc. fetching more money. I think now would be a great time to push for more privatization, dumping non-core businesses and also shedding staff through an aggres...
by SSundar
30 Jan 2016 18:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 582932

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Anecdotally, we can assert that the rising middle class is educating its girls and the knowledge economy such as IT and BPO services has a high rate of female employment This did not decline. The sizable decline must be in the poor labor sectors. I doubt the UPA created many jobs at all in these sec...
by SSundar
28 Jan 2016 08:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4489
Views: 505205

Re: Internal Security Watch

the swoop on suspects has disrupted their attack plans for now and driven the survivors underground. but they will regroup and try to strike back even if in a token way. Our cops are getting more and more talkative. They are giving out whole stories about the entire operation and modus operandi. No...
by SSundar
26 Jan 2016 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2016 Republic day special
Replies: 87
Views: 8124

Re: 2016 Republic day special

Somehow I also felt that the French march was funny and lacked the grandeur and majesty that many (most) of the Indian units demonstrated.
by SSundar
26 Jan 2016 11:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2016 Republic day special
Replies: 87
Views: 8124

Re: 2016 Republic day special

Catching up on the replay now. I recall the golden 90's when tons of hardware would roll down Rajpath on R-day. These days, there is hardly any. You could take a brief biology break and miss the whole military hardware show. What's with that? It's a shame that Arjun, Nag, Pinaka, Prithvi, Agni, etc....
by SSundar
11 Jan 2016 03:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541728

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/railways/railways-choose-vibrant-colours-for-semi-high-speed-train-coaches/articleshow/50518504.cms Railways choose vibrant colours for semi-high speed train coaches According to the plan, railways will introduce trains that can clock spee...
by SSundar
09 Jan 2016 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Great Power Status - aspiration versus reality
Replies: 47
Views: 2657

Re: Great Power Status - aspiration versus reality

1. India already has large swathes of land and lots of people within. "Control" of this land is a subjective opinion skewed by some bad governments. India has enough police and military forces under her control to exert full control over the land and people. Individual governments have lac...
by SSundar
06 Jan 2016 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 53341

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

the fog over the shady SP is slowly beginning to clear and the truth may be emerging. more revelations may be forthcoming soon Sanjay Dixit, IAS @Sanjay_Dixit My sources saying SP had gone there to finalise a drug deal. Smugglers turned out to be terrorists n hitched a hike https://twitter.com/YRDe...
by SSundar
05 Jan 2016 06:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 53341

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

So, somebody ought to send a discreet message to the Saudi bigwigs not to travel to Pigland during those days. No more details necessary. The news sure would reach the Pakis and it will make them believe that we are serious this time. It is probable that some action may actually happen without us ha...
by SSundar
05 Jan 2016 05:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 159763

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist str

Gurus,

Is a single Brahmos strike to flatten the JeM or LeT headquarters too much of an escalation? What are the parameters here?
by SSundar
04 Jan 2016 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4489
Views: 505205

Re: Internal Security Watch

Can anyone translate verbatim?
by SSundar
02 Jan 2016 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 53341

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack



The Chindu had to use the "militant" word in their graphic, didn't they?
by SSundar
02 Jan 2016 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 53341

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

So far, Modi and the GoI have reacted well - keeping the focus on the bravery of our soldiers and clearly tagging the attackers as terrorists. There has been no mention of Pakistan, retaliation, the peace process or India's 'patience should not be taken for granted'. This is a good start. Isloo will...
by SSundar
25 Dec 2015 21:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541728

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

One hopes that IR is soon able to get rid of license-quota systems such as tatkal. These are artifacts of severe supply constraints and possibly the lack of a fully real time reservation and capacity management system. As an "IT Superpower", the latter should be an easily solvable problem....
by SSundar
24 Dec 2015 21:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 42885

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

My reliable and trustworthy AAPtard friend just started circulating on SM a troll.in 'scientific' article that says a man's frontal brain lobe that governs judgment does not fully develop until he is 20+. Neurosurgeons are vouching for this apparently.
by SSundar
24 Dec 2015 20:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504151

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Speaking of G. Raju, the man has been quite invisible. What gives? The last public announcement I remember from him was naming the Hyderabad airport after NTR.
by SSundar
24 Dec 2015 19:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504151

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^^ It would be great to introduce competition into the mix in the form of a private consortium also building a similar plane. The government would do well to facilitate such a consortium and support the venture via a tax break. Europe and US do it all the time.
by SSundar
23 Dec 2015 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 42885

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

OTOH, do u believe that the Authorities are that stupid? All that has happened is that the pakistan has been "disappeared". He could be in a Dostum Container, for all v know. Story may come out in 3 years, or 5 years when they report ID of a body found in a pit. Saar, I would believe that...
by SSundar
21 Dec 2015 07:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504151

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^^ SSundar, the last news-item I have is: xpost: http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7134#p1948082 Singapore's Changi Airport Group will soon start managing Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports, opening up airport management operations for a foreign player for the first time in the c...
by SSundar
21 Dec 2015 07:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3526
Views: 541728

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^^ If the Railways already have land in the Kurla or Bandra terminus, why do they need new land?

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