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by arvin
02 Apr 2020 21:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

About this Nizamuddin tableeghi crap, I am curious about one thing. When Kanika Kapoor was symptomatic (and has since been tested +ve 5 consecutive times, poor woman) and attended the closed door party with a bunch of people, none of the others got infected. Of course, their self-imposed isolation ...
by arvin
02 Apr 2020 16:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think there is a silver lining in the dark clouds. 3. It exposed the entire Jamaati network which was undermining India. Think of the virus is an agent that exposes not just the top honchos, but from the central node to the remotest node and all the way to the foot soldier. Their place of stay an...
by arvin
01 Apr 2020 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.deccanherald.com/national/south/telangana-health-surveyors-abused-in-markaz-returnee-localities-820098.html Health workers in Telangana surveying the neighborhoods of Nizamuddin Markaz returnees have complained of abuses and information refusal from the locals, in some areas like Nizamab...
by arvin
31 Mar 2020 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The spread triggered by the Tableeghi Jamaat preachers? Namakkal is a district bordering Erode. Thiruvenveli and Namakkal do have sizable Muslim population.Waiting more details. TN situation was under control and was way below delhi, karnataka and UP in the morning. Sad to see the numbers in the ab...
by arvin
28 Mar 2020 18:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What is the forum's opinion on the mass movement of migrant laborers? I am hoping it is a storm in a teacup because community transmission hasn't (hopefully) taken off They should stay put where they are. Govt should take care of them. Walking hundreds of km is risky. Yesterday 4 people from vasai,...
by arvin
28 Mar 2020 16:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2020/mar/28/covid-19-class-x-girls-positive-test-in-kasaragod-exposes-lapses-that-put-others-at-risk-2122692.html KASARAGOD: The case of a Class X student who tested positive for COVID-19 has pushed the district to the brink of community transmission, i...
by arvin
28 Mar 2020 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 199159

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Indian MH-60R helos to be Saudi-standard, plus national mods I remember once on the Indian military helicopters thread, there was someone advocating buying Apaches for the Navy as well. As you can see, there's no need... The MH-60R will end up being the IN's HIND -- it's gonna be a bloody flying ta...
by arvin
26 Mar 2020 13:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

No new case in kasargod yesterday. Hope the trend continues. Lock down and quarantine enforcement showing results. Rest of India should also similar trends. https://m.economictimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/new-covid-19-cases-drop-in-kerala-kasargod-reports-no-new-case-on-wednesday/amp_articlesho...
by arvin
24 Mar 2020 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

sajo wrote:Not sure if this has been shared before. This needs to go viral. A brave attempt by WION news.

http://youtu.be/kN08StvCWgU

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Sanctions should start with stopping medical university studies in wuhan\china . There are 21000 indian students studying medicine in china.
by arvin
24 Mar 2020 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Taiwan implements cellphone geofencing of quarantined patients, notifies authorities when individuals move out of home or turn off phones Something doable in India - geofenced people get called the moment they step out and are told to go home, with phone connections restricted outside geofenced are...
by arvin
23 Mar 2020 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3980
Views: 614284

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

Ask EUROJET to set up manufacturing in India for EJ200. Will eliminate the dependency on F414.
by arvin
23 Mar 2020 09:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4752
Views: 610323

Re: Internal Security Watch

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/kasaragod-patients-conduct-baffling/article31136957.ece Murky details of covid 19 patient and kasargod resident in Kerala tumbling out. The antecedents of the Kasaragod resident who tested positive for COVID-19 and roamed around infecting a large number ...
by arvin
21 Mar 2020 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4752
Views: 610323

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^
Got a whatsapp forward of his interview to a TV channel.
His replies seems evasive and appears to be politically connected. Maybe central agencies should get involved.
by arvin
21 Mar 2020 20:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/t ... 2020-03-21

Kerala count up by 12 to 52. But positive side is (pun intended) all cases are dubai returned and not local transmission. 6 in kasargod, 3 in kannur, 3 in ernakulam.
by arvin
21 Mar 2020 10:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There is a extradinary spike today. What we are seeing over a period of time is spike in UP, Delhi, Kerala, Ladhak. This might be because these are tourist circuits. We have to keep a watch on these places, mainly Kerala and UP. Work circuits like Karnataka and Maharashtra are pretty stable after i...
by arvin
19 Mar 2020 12:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Govt is doing a good job to prevent a monopoly. SC might be making noises about compliance but even they realize they have to tread a fine line.
RIL stAke sale is yet to be concluded.
by arvin
19 Mar 2020 04:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/4-jumping-quarantine-caught-on-garib-rath-train-near-mumbai-by-alert-passengers-2196881?amp=1&akamai-rum=off First case of stamped passengers breaking quarantine detected by alert passengers in garib rath train. But these could also be surat residents who alighted...
by arvin
18 Mar 2020 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 45226

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

These were moth balled during soviet times and as per last year reports these 21 would be upgraded to UPG standard. This along with 36 + 36 rafale will bring in 93 MRCA in next 5 years i.e by 2025. The MRCA tender of 110 aircraft should officially be cancelled since there would be a shortfall of onl...
by arvin
18 Mar 2020 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 433033

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

More delay tactics. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/nirbhaya-convicts-wife-moves-court-want-to-be-divorced-before-he-is-hanged-2196504?amp=1&akamai-rum=off The wife of Akshay Kumar Singh, one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya case, has filed for a divorce in a local court in Bihar's Aurangabad. In...
by arvin
17 Mar 2020 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

To add to the kerala cases above, a doctor in Premier Shri chitra thirunal medical institute was infected after he returned from spain on March 1. He resumed work on march 2 and developed symptoms on march 8. Doctors working with him are under observation now. https://www.livemint.com/news/india/cor...
by arvin
16 Mar 2020 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4512
Views: 332899

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread



Italians nationals constitute 15% of the cases. One italy returned mallu roamed around in thrisshur and another italian national roamed around in T' puram. I think both didnt declare their italian travel history.
by arvin
13 Mar 2020 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1563
Views: 293273

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Thanks brar. Thats quite a extensive upgrade path.
Quite impressive miniaturization by elbit to be able to fit sensors and dispensors in a pylon foot print.
by arvin
13 Mar 2020 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1563
Views: 293273

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

USAF to upgrade F-16s with pylon based MAWS from Elbit The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted Elbit Systems of America to equip its reserve Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft with a pylon-based missile approach warning system (MAWS). The USD471 million contract, which was announce...
by arvin
08 Mar 2020 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 433033

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Whatsapp forward ARTICLE IN THE MOST PROMINENT NEWSPAPER OF CANADA:- TORONTO SUN - on Abrogation of Art.370 and 35A (It is bringing Kashmir, to equality with the other Indian States) A major shift took place in the Indian subcontinent in August 2019 when the Government of India revoked the special ...
by arvin
06 Mar 2020 08:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246758

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

Interesting dilemma but this is what India is looking at, too. Make no mistake. It's natural when you can't make your own spares and ammo. They pulled the same trick on china civil jet. Thats why I am advocating certifying Tejas mk2 on ej200 as a backup. Its would be expensive but thats the price f...
by arvin
27 Feb 2020 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246758

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

It looks like this Contest is fizzling out to additional 36 Rafale orders. If Dassault plays hardball, it should convert to MWF orders (hopefully)! Its imortant that the contest is buried before 2024 by govt so that pappu and co have one avenue less to do what they do best in case they return to po...
by arvin
26 Feb 2020 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246758

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

I have never asserted that the entire number would be bought. In fact I have always been a skeptic of this deal and just favor that the IAF buy 36-48 Rafale's with ISE and call it a day instead of trying to bank roll underfunded defense wares from Russia that have failed to attract significant inte...
by arvin
25 Feb 2020 12:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

The sale is not done yet as of today and had hit a roadblock by way of GOI petition in court 2 months back. Some issue related to panna mukta field production sharing contract.
by arvin
25 Feb 2020 08:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/telecom-news/vodafone-idea-can-exit-only-after-nclt-okays-registrar-of-companies-records-deal/articleshow/74275440.cms KOLKATA: Vodafone Idea (VIL) will not be able to cash out of the Bharti Infratel-Indus Towers merged entity early enough to gen...
by arvin
21 Feb 2020 21:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Jio's debt and liabilities doesnt look too rosy either. Cant be a coincidence that media in both digital and print is focusing too much on AGR owed by voda and airtel, while little is discussed about the liabilities of jio. Not a pretty scene in telecom sector.
by arvin
21 Feb 2020 12:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Trump Uncle intending to stop LEAP engine sales to China's C919 programme should open the eyes of mandarins in MOD about importance of self reliance in this field. Extremely unsettling that our entire 30 year effort in Tejas programme is presently still dependant on whims and fancies of US govt . It...
by arvin
18 Feb 2020 14:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246758

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

Continuing the contest is a waste of time & money for everyone. If the above 36 comes, hardly makes sense for the remaining 74 to be of totally different type.
by arvin
17 Feb 2020 17:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

chetak wrote:
The AGR money from the telecom guys will probably be used to recapitalize BSNL after they shed the deadwood via the VR package route.

Good observation. Money that was accumulated by strangling bsnl via their political masters re-routed now to revive the patient.
by arvin
15 Feb 2020 13:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 556383

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

https://www.urbantransportnews.com/alst ... 6-billion/

Their rail biz had already been snapped up by Alsthom for $ 7.6B. Their A220 design would have been worth laying hands on to cut short the learning curve.
by arvin
03 Feb 2020 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Sjha is spot on wrt to SPV. Something like Antrix Ltd equivalent for DRDO will have to created. Or take GTRE out of DRDO and make it GTRE Ltd.
by arvin
03 Feb 2020 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Indranil wrote:
I like Japan's development of the F-3, XF5, F-7 and XF 9 series of engines. They produce a little more than 9.2 kNs

:oops:
they have 16kN, 49kN, 60kN and 107kN thrust.
by arvin
02 Feb 2020 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

I think India should join hands with Japan for a common engine development for their next generation fighters. Japan had to tap GE expertise for the core of its Hondajet which had a modest thrust of 9.2kn. Jet engine design wise both us and them looks like are at same level. Best to develop IP base...
by arvin
31 Jan 2020 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Was digging through MOD reports for future course of action on kaveri found the below links. STANDING COMMITTEE ON DEFENCE (2015-2016) http://164.100.60.131/lsscommittee/Defence/16_Defence_17.pdf The Committee desire that infrastructure to test aero-engines should also be created within the country ...
by arvin
31 Jan 2020 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Question is has GTRE itself asked for a flying testbed? I.... FWIW, the issue of a missing FTB is highly over-rated here on BRF.... a red humpback whale if you will. An in-house FTB is only as much valuable in that it allows you to solve those problems that were ONLY found on the FTB faster. We hav...

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