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by ashbhee
25 Oct 2020 06:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5262
Views: 566506

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

Shrikant Talageri Ji was on Cārvāka Podcast Oct 21st 2020.

by ashbhee
24 Oct 2020 02:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5262
Views: 566506

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

Not directly related to OIT but some of you might find this interesting. 11th century Kannada inscription referring Bangalore by its name. This is from the time of Ganga dynasty. https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/others/bengaluru-herostone-will-be-shifted-to-city-musuem/amp_articlesho...
by ashbhee
21 Oct 2020 01:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 659
Views: 129473

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

I did not know every bit of Heeng / Asafetida used in India was imported. It looks like they have started a project to cultivate now. I hope they succeed. This will cash crop for the barren regions of Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/in...
by ashbhee
19 Oct 2020 10:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7876
Views: 875540

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I do not understand why RBI is not switching over Plastic / Polymer currency bills. UK has switched over to polymer: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/knowledgebank/why-are-new-banknotes-made-of-polymer Canada has switched over: https://www.thoughtco.com/canada-replaced-paper-currency-with-plastic-397...
by ashbhee
15 Oct 2020 02:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 67
Views: 14539

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

It looks like GOI is committed to AI disinvestment. Maybe the 11th time (or whatever number this attempt is) will be the Charm. Govt to go ahead with AI sale, may not retire debt - Times of India</title><meta name="description" content="India Business News: The government is moving ah...
by ashbhee
08 Oct 2020 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 257
Views: 53902

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

The strike should be used as an opportunity to get rid of he excess staff before privatization. Just fire all the workers who strike when we are facing a possibility of two front war.
by ashbhee
06 Oct 2020 08:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 257
Views: 53902

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

All the workers who go on strike on 12th should be fired. That is one way to trim the workforce.
by ashbhee
06 Oct 2020 04:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 10813

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

It looks like Iran has deployed 200 tanks on Azerbaijan border.
https://eurasiantimes.com/iran-deploys- ... n-reports/
by ashbhee
06 Oct 2020 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5262
Views: 566506

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

Request you to kindly remove the link. Let's link Talageri's response, which is sure to come as you mention. Witzel is a long-in-the-tooth joker. No need for us to give publicity to his garbage All these years, Western Indologists were afraid of taking on Talageri because of his rigor. So, they pre...
by ashbhee
05 Oct 2020 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086468

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

Any good news in MK 1A contract signing front? This is agonizing delay.
by ashbhee
05 Oct 2020 11:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 67
Views: 14539

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

I think Govt should not just stop at corporatization of OFB. Armed forces should be give a free hand to buy the best products at the cheapest place available. OFBs should either sink or swim without Govt support.
by ashbhee
05 Oct 2020 11:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5262
Views: 566506

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

Michael Witzel has published paper critiquing Talageri Ji's work. It has 10 points where Talageri ji is wrong according to to Witzel. At places you fell like you are reading a tabloid website and not an academic paper, I only eyeballed it. I cannot wait for Talageri Ji to respond to this and tear it...
by ashbhee
18 Apr 2020 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4378
Views: 319709

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Hello,
New to this discussion.
Is India working on LFTR reactor?
With abundant Thorium, if India masters LFTR technology it will be a game changer.
by ashbhee
16 Apr 2020 10:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 139
Views: 19932

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

More than 60 % of petroleum is used by 2 and 3 wheeler's. https://www.financialexpress.com/auto/b ... c/1306662/ Electric 2 and 3 wheedlers are catching up to the cost of petroleum once. This is a low hanging fruit. It will take a long time for electric cars to become affordable for majority of Indi...
by ashbhee
08 Apr 2020 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755475

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

^^^ 6 MiG-21 Bison squadrons replaced by an equivalent number of LCA Tejas Mk1/1A squadrons on order. Not one Mk1A has been ordered. The last I heard was, only formality is remaining which had to be done in April because it has to in the new financial year blah blah etc. I wonder what happened to i...
by ashbhee
05 Apr 2020 21:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 176
Views: 23648

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

More than 60 % of petroleum is used by 2 and 3 wheeler's. https://www.financialexpress.com/auto/bike-news/2wheelers-in-india-need-9-crore-litres-of-petrol-everyday-find-out-what-happens-if-half-of-them-were-electric/1306662/ Electric 2 and 3 wheedlers are catching up to the cost of petroleum once. T...
by ashbhee
05 Apr 2020 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086468

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

1000 hours for the AMRAAM is very impressive. the PAF has a stockpile of nearly 650 AMRAAMs for ~80 F-16s. Given that long of a life, that stockpile should last them pretty long with periodic checks and refurbishment. 1000 hours is 42 days. Will Pakis be able to do periodic refurbishments without U...
by ashbhee
02 Apr 2020 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 405317

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Where are they going to get spares for these antique T 55s ? : https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2020/03/3 ... o-pakistan
Is this just for Generals to make sure commission.
by ashbhee
19 Nov 2019 04:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 336113

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: 659
Views: 129473

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: 5262
Views: 566506

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: 2274
Views: 336113

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: 67
Views: 14539

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: 67
Views: 14539

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: 2235
Views: 335347

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: 67
Views: 14539

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: 659
Views: 129473

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: 3626
Views: 1086468

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: 2235
Views: 335347

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: 176
Views: 23648

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: 2274
Views: 336113

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: 2235
Views: 335347

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: 2235
Views: 335347

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: 2274
Views: 336113

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: 2235
Views: 335347

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: 259
Views: 54528

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: 259
Views: 54528

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: 259
Views: 54528

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: 5262
Views: 566506

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: 259
Views: 54528

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...

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