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by ashbhee
19 Nov 2019 04:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2182
Views: 258316

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

I think this is what ISRO should do. They should not wait for 3 or 4 years to launch Chandrayaan - 3. Just launch lander only mission, Virkarm - 2. It should be a replica of Vikram - 1 plus any changes that needs to be done for the landing mechanism. Since it is a repeat mission, it can be done qui...
by ashbhee
05 Nov 2019 00:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 597
Views: 102369

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Is there any use of stubble instead of just burning it? How about fodder, bio fuel, bio methane by anaerobic digestion?
by ashbhee
04 Nov 2019 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5238
Views: 447512

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Here's a pretty interesting terracotta tablet, quite likely a Harappan one. Bioluminescence dates it to 300 BCE - 1600 BCE. This looks like the earliest depiction of the Krishna-Arjuna-Chariot scene. Needless to say, this pushes the age of Mahabharatha back in time. The PGW culture is definitely po...
by ashbhee
28 Oct 2019 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2182
Views: 258316

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

I think this is what ISRO should do. They should not wait for 3 or 4 years to launch Chandrayaan - 3. Just launch lander only mission, Virkarm - 2. It should be a replica of Vikram - 1 plus any changes that needs to be done for the landing mechanism. Since it is a repeat mission, it can be done quic...
by ashbhee
24 Oct 2019 02:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 64
Views: 10537

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

BSNL, MTNL to be merged; Centre lines up Rs 70,000 crore revival package. Digging ourselves into even bigger hole by throwing 70,000 crore at the problem. Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/71730263.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
by ashbhee
18 Oct 2019 05:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 64
Views: 10537

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

Air India disinvestment: Fresh EoI in November “There are several things which are being worked out at the top level. One of them is offering 100 per cent stake for the buyers so that they don’t worry about any interference,” Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/business/business-news/air-indi...
by ashbhee
18 Oct 2019 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1221
Views: 175404

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/opinion-india-wants-another-200-fighter-planes-but-do-they-really-win-wars-these-days/340067 What is this Patel guy smoking??? :eek: Is he a commie or Libtard!!! :?: According to his logic having a 'standing army' is useless. :(( He is the "Amnesty In...
by ashbhee
14 Oct 2019 08:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 64
Views: 10537

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

It looks like RSS is coming around to accepting disinvestment.
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 496568.cms
by ashbhee
14 Oct 2019 04:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 597
Views: 102369

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Why can't India produce enough edible oils? Is it a land issue, water issue or government policy issue?
by ashbhee
04 Oct 2019 04:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418846

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

The primary job of the -29 even after upgrade will remain be air-superiority for which it is well-suited. So why was it not used to take on F16s after Balakot ? Was it just because it was not deployed to forward bases at that time? I wonder how they would had fared if Abinandan or his colleagues we...
by ashbhee
01 Oct 2019 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1221
Views: 175404

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Rakesh wrote:LOL on the Jaguar. Good one.

And you are spot on about the Gripen. And FOC for Gripen E is in 2025! And when you have Tejas Mk2, there is no need for Gripen E


We should also ask Swedes to take a hike for making ambiguous statements on Kashmir.
by ashbhee
01 Oct 2019 03:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 106
Views: 8653

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Tata Power Co., received an order to build a 105 megawatt-peak floating solar plant in Kerala.Source: Bloomberg

Does Tata power manufacture Solar cells / PV panels or do they just import from China and assemble them?
by ashbhee
28 Sep 2019 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2182
Views: 258316

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

If ISRO has images of Vikram why not release it, why are they waiting for NASA to do it?
by ashbhee
24 Sep 2019 07:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1221
Views: 175404

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

So are we buying 36 more Rafales as Govt to Govt deal as some of the youtubers are reporting? I think there is something going on to that end but if it's on youtube then it must be... :rotfl: I am not suggesting since it is YouTube it must be true, I am asking if any of you have any info on the rum...
by ashbhee
24 Sep 2019 04:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1221
Views: 175404

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

So are we buying 36 more Rafales as Govt to Govt deal as some of the youtubers are reporting?
If there is any chance that Rafale is going to considered for 114 MMRCA, then does it not make sense to order 114 Make in India + 36 more made in France as once single package for better terms?
by ashbhee
19 Sep 2019 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2182
Views: 258316

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The Chandrayan-3 is suppose be a sample return with JSA. Doesn't it make sense to do a repeat Chandrayan-2 before that? Maybe just with the lander like NASA's Mars mission (Curiosity, Spirit, opportunity etc). Since it just a lander it will cheaper and Chandrayn-2 in orbit, suppose be in orbit for 7...
by ashbhee
15 Sep 2019 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1221
Views: 175404

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Manish_Sharma wrote:126 Mig 35s for the advancement of Kaveri Program

This sounds great on paper but I doubt Russians will agree to this. Even if they do, they will back track or demand extra money like they did sale / upgraduation of Admiral Gorshkov
by ashbhee
13 Sep 2019 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25512

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

I don't understand how HTT 40 will be better than attack helicopters for CAS. Other than top speed, what features does it have that would make it better ? Cheaper to fly per hour Fixed wing are cheaper to maintain Fixed wing pilots are cheaper to train Fast moving aircrafts are difficult to target ...
by ashbhee
13 Sep 2019 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25512

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

No, waste of resources when we have no need. No government in India will use airpower in resolving internal conflicts, nor should we deploy it, and like some other posters mentioned above, it will be far better to develop a surveillance package over this. This is all pipe dreams. Nobody is asking f...
by ashbhee
13 Sep 2019 07:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25512

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

I am sure there is an export market out there for a light attack aircraft which can be tapped if we develop a weaponized version of HTT40. Look how many countries use Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano (including USA) Afghanistan Brazil Chile Colombia Dominican Republic Ecuador Honduras Indonesia Lebanon...
by ashbhee
10 Sep 2019 01:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5238
Views: 447512

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Dawn is reporting new IVC script found engraved in Khirthar mountains in Sindh.

https://images.dawn.com/news/1183645/sc ... -mountains
by ashbhee
09 Sep 2019 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25512

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Next HAL should make a fully armed version of HTT 40 like Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano. CRPF can use it for anti-Naxal operations. Coastguards can use it to patrol against pirates. Basically, can be used anywhere where they do not strong air defense. I bet it will have a huge export potential too. L...
by ashbhee
05 Sep 2019 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5238
Views: 447512

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Dr. Kalyanaraman Ji interviewed by P Guru

by ashbhee
05 Sep 2019 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5238
Views: 447512

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

I was watching this video, it is unrelated to this topic. It is a montage of ISRO's foreign customers watching their satellites being launched by ISRO rockets. It was interesting to see Slovak team counting down 10 to 0 in Solvak and how similar it was to Sanskrit. I know we all know this but it is ...
by ashbhee
05 Sep 2019 08:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 962
Views: 259315

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Are they buying antique Mirage V because they are cheaper than J 17 or better than J 17? Or do they just plan to use them for parts?
by ashbhee
01 Sep 2019 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5009
Views: 965491

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

USA is trying to prevent sale of Ukrainian Engine make Motor Sich to Chain. Should India throw its hat in the ring?
https://www.rt.com/news/467345-ukraine-factory-china-bolton/
by ashbhee
16 Aug 2019 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5009
Views: 965491

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

GE is in big trouble. http://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/15/ge-shares-drop-after-madoff-whistleblower-harry-markopolos-raises-red-flags-on-its-accounting.html Stock at 8 $, 5 year low https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/GE/ I wonder if this would be a good time to order 300 414s with technology transfer / Mak...
by ashbhee
15 Aug 2019 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1221
Views: 175404

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Some Youtubers are reporting that Dassault Rafale is getting the contract for all 114. Dassault is suppose to close the French production line after completing the order for French Air Force and move the production line to India. I am not sure how much of this is true. Anyway, when do you think they...
by ashbhee
16 Jul 2019 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3674
Views: 797913

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The debate is on where to get more trainers since we cannot buy more because Pilatus/UPA corruption scandal, I am astonished that we cannot make a turboprop trainer aircraft ourselves for IAF HAL already has one. It is up to you to read the previous posts on this very page which talk about it. It i...
by ashbhee
16 Jul 2019 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3674
Views: 797913

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The debate is on where to get more trainers since we cannot buy more because Pilatus/UPA corruption scandal, I am astonished that we cannot make a turboprop trainer aircraft ourselves for IAF
by ashbhee
12 Jul 2019 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5238
Views: 447512

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Indus Valley bulls sired West Asia stock Bronze Age people transported bulls from the Indus Valley region to breed cattle across west Asia and east Africa, starting about 4000 years ago to combat increasing aridity, scientists reported on Thursday. Interesting to see a Major newspaper cover this in ...
by ashbhee
27 Jun 2019 04:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 64
Views: 10537

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

Now BSNL wants a handout. For God Sake, sell BSNL Air India BSNL is not completely at fault 1. BJP Govt didn’t allot them 4G 2. All Pvt Telcos are pumping in finance but BSNL barred from taking loans 3. Zero capital investment by Govt 4. No investment in towers It is not Govt. job to allow or disal...
by ashbhee
25 Jun 2019 07:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 64
Views: 10537

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

Now BSNL wants a handout. For God Sake, sell BSNL Air India

> Ailing state-owned telco BSNL has sent an SOS to the governm ..
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... aign=cppst
by ashbhee
18 Jun 2019 21:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 506152

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

If Jet is liquidated, which is what it looks like will happen, how much money will PSU banks recover / loose? I wonder what percentage of the tax payers money will be recovered.
by ashbhee
08 Jun 2019 05:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 938
Views: 89359

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Prof R Vaidyanathan analysis of situation in Tamil Nadu. Very scary situation!

by ashbhee
31 May 2019 01:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 124540

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Jaitley sir has retired for health reasons, he will be sorely missed! Su Swamy hoping for a ministry We need to create a new Ministry "Send Gandhis to Jail" and make Swamy ji its Minster. Give him all the resources he needs and leave him alone. Jokes aside, Swamy Ji will make a great HRD ...
by ashbhee
29 May 2019 02:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 124540

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

NDA likely to get Rajya Sabha majority by November 2020; Manmohan set to lose his seat next month NEW DELHI: The BJP-led NDA is likely to get majority in Rajya Sabha by November next year which will complete BJP’s domination of Parliament and clear the way for the Narendra Modi government to push s...
by ashbhee
24 May 2019 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 124540

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

In the second term something drastic needs to be done about PSUs. There are more than 300 of them, except for a dozen everything else needs to go. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_se ... s_in_India

First get rid of Air India and BSNL.
by ashbhee
24 May 2019 02:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 124540

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Lot of people here in Chennai are upset about the win of. Bjp as there was large anti modi and anti bjp propaganda. They foresee lot of issues for TN due to bjp perceived North Indian tilt. Separatist seeman's party and anti Hindu kamal are posting 3 to 5 percent in most seats. Kamal party did pret...

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