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by ashbhee
11 Feb 2021 04:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 72
Views: 17511

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

I wish Modi govt had done this in their first year in office in their first term. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made a strong pitch for a bigger role for the private sector in the economy, saying that slandering private enterprise was tantamount to distrusting the potential of youth and ...
by ashbhee
06 Feb 2021 06:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2612
Views: 304795

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Idols vandalised at five temples in Dinajpur A group of unidentified miscreants has vandalised idols at five temples in Dinajpur's Chirirbandar upazila. Locals found idols of the five temples damaged yesterday morning. In the last five days, idols of at least 12 temples were vandalised in the upazil...
by ashbhee
14 Jan 2021 04:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 555
Views: 129840

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

This is great news. However I will wait until contract is signed to celebrate. You will never know some Babu might throw a monkey wrench before it is signed.
Also, can 40 Mk1s be upgraded to Mk1A when they for overhaul.
by ashbhee
14 Jan 2021 04:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 43986

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Have any of you checked out India subreddit form in reddit.com. It is extremely hostile to Indians/ Hindus / current govt. 99 % of the posts that get posted is Anti - Indians/ Hindus / current govt.

https://www.reddit.com/r/india/
by ashbhee
01 Jan 2021 04:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away
Replies: 22
Views: 1654

Re: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away

My humble shradhanjali to this great son of India.
by ashbhee
01 Jan 2021 04:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1218487

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

Good news. Now place the order :) https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1343589352388091905?s=20 ---> So HAL CMD pretty confirmed today that Tejas Mk1A will be delivered at the rate of 20 aircraft per year. Great news indeed! All 83 by 2024 or before 2025? A bit hard to reconcile with the delive...
by ashbhee
14 Dec 2020 09:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 491
Views: 66101

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

It wouldn't surprise me if pak army supports one of the rival factions in Saudi royal family and try to Engineer a coup
by ashbhee
14 Dec 2020 07:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 72
Views: 17511

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

Tatas bid for Air India, 67 years after exit Tata Group, India’s largest conglomerate, is believed to have submitted an expression of interest for the beleaguered national carrier Air India over the weekend. It is learned that the vehicle used to file the interest in AI is AirAsia India, Where Tata ...
by ashbhee
11 Dec 2020 11:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5303
Views: 629123

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

Noob question, which occurred to me when typing away on another thread. Asking from a position of ignorance (but with genuine curiosity), so please go easy. With these linguistic "proofs" of AIT - would it be worthwhile pointing out the vast difference between Indian scripts, and other sc...
by ashbhee
15 Nov 2020 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1359071

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

There is lots of chatter about IAF buying 67 used UAE Mirage 2000s. Is there any merit in buying these used 2000s? What would be a good price for these? How much would it cost to upgrade them to IAFs standard?
by ashbhee
03 Nov 2020 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4389
Views: 353402

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Bill Gates backed consortium wants to develop Thorium based MSRs for ships. I wonder why India does not invite them to setup shop in India. The article also mentions abundance of Thorium in India. In the m-MSR atomic battery, the fuel is the coolant and the coolant is the fuel, so coolant cannot be ...
by ashbhee
25 Oct 2020 06:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5303
Views: 629123

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: 5303
Views: 629123

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: 694
Views: 145201

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: 7877
Views: 935114

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: 72
Views: 17511

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: 260
Views: 58241

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: 260
Views: 58241

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: 159
Views: 29153

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: 5303
Views: 629123

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1218487

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: 72
Views: 17511

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: 5303
Views: 629123

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: 4389
Views: 353402

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: 194
Views: 30738

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: 3970
Views: 796555

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: 26115

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1218487

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: 1508
Views: 472456

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: 360557

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: 694
Views: 145201

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: 5303
Views: 629123

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: 360557

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: 72
Views: 17511

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: 72
Views: 17511

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: 2392
Views: 383277

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: 72
Views: 17511

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: 694
Views: 145201

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?

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