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by arvin
11 Sep 2018 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1393
Views: 172442

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Doesnt look like a prop in a tail . More like a rear ward facing radar or datalink similar to platypus. Putting a prop there requires long landing gear like predator which it doesnt have.
by arvin
07 Sep 2018 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27135

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Heard state govt employees have also been asked to donate one months salary 'voluntarily' . TV Ads for donating to relief fund are still running on prime time. TV Ad also shows armed Bell huey helicopter passing by maybe to depict helicopter rescue by indian navy :| Attempt seem to be mopping up as ...
by arvin
05 Sep 2018 21:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Isnt tracks fully elevated with only a fraction on level and under ground. Sound baffles will be up on the bridge and may be only at places near human settlements. ToT and assembly maybe indication that rest of diamond quadrilateral will also be shinkansen. No news on the feasibility studies on othe...
by arvin
25 Aug 2018 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27135

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

>> One of the issue is deforestation as in the case of proposed Athirapally dam. But if there was a mega dam in Athirapally, wont it have prevented the flood in Chalakudy river? Athirapally dam proposal has been going for a long time, but falls being one of the poster boys of Kerala tourism brochure...
by arvin
22 Aug 2018 17:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327004

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

There is only one seat left. May be thats the reason. But how can 5 flights all depart at same time from single runway?. I have doubts on the image.

Added later.
Even Air india is charging 41000 for 1 seat pending on same route for tmrw ticket on same route as seen on cleartrip app.
by arvin
11 Jul 2018 22:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

They should have agreed to the current alignment. The land is not even developed. L&T allowed JVLR flyover to pass thru its Powai campus for a few hundred meters.
by arvin
11 Jul 2018 21:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/godrej ... cms#social

Bullet train hits another land acquisition hurdle. Godrej is refusing to part with a piece of land in mumbai and asking to shift the alignment by a few hundred meters.
by arvin
08 Jul 2018 08:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1499
Views: 197890

Re: India's Power Sector

Jaithapur Nuclear power plant on track. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/frances-edf-ge-to-co-build-reactors-for-huge-indian-nuclear-plant/articleshow/64750548.cms French utility EDF and General Electric have signed a pact to jointly build six reactors for India’s most ambi...
by arvin
26 Jun 2018 15:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 613223

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

No space due to torpedo tubes on top front in diesel subs. In nuclear subs tubes are launched from 'sides'.
by arvin
23 Jun 2018 23:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 613223

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Usually in a reactor the steam after driving turbines is condensed into water and reused. Sea water being colder is used in the heat exchanger to take away the heat and condense the water. I dont think sea water is desalinated for use in a reactor circuit.
by arvin
17 Jun 2018 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 108469

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

That will also keep DPSU workforce happy, specially with election round the corner.
by arvin
12 Jun 2018 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 108469

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

^^ http://164.100.47.193/lsscommittee/Defence/16_Defence_43.pdf As per this doc presented in lok sabha in march 2018, DRDO AIP is being executed as 3 sub-projects: 1.) Land Based Prototype for AIP with completion date of june 2018. 2.) Marinised Engineered AIP Energy Module (MAREEM) to be done by Au...
by arvin
09 Jun 2018 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 108469

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

With last of scorpenes to roll out by 2021, its good move to keep MDL line running. If the approval comes now we might see hopefully the new P 75i roll out by 2022 . Keep everything else same only addition we may see is the Drdo AIP plug, which the navy wanted in 5th and 6th scorpene.
by arvin
05 Jun 2018 21:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1444
Views: 183240

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

More likely to be for PNG( piped natural gas). Gov may want to divert LPG cylinders for rural use, while urban will get piped gas. More LNG terminals are in pipeline, from present 4.
by arvin
03 Jun 2018 16:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 6116

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

https://www.news18.com/news/india/soldier-who-died-in-kolkata-hospital-was-not-suffering-from-nipah-says-test-report-1767465.html The soldier from kerala who died in calcutta has tested negative for nipah as per pune lab. So probably he might have contracted something else in calcutta or on the jour...
by arvin
06 May 2018 09:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Train 18 appears to be our attempt to catch up with the present high speed passenger train transport with tech like aluminium body and bogies having own motors. While reading on shinkansen propulsion came across a term called VVVF (Variable voltage variable frequency) drive. The bogie motors are dri...
by arvin
28 Apr 2018 18:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/iima-study-praising-lalu-s-railway-turnaround-was-paid-for-by-lalu-s-ministry------------------------/160344/ The study by iim A praising lalu was sponsored by his ministry at the time as per link. Some one like him who did no good for bihar in his long rule can...
by arvin
12 Apr 2018 20:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Was looking at a pdf booklet got in email of south west railway progress in KA as on feb. For a state the size of KA, the only double line electrified lines I found were between blr to mysore and blr to bangarpet to the east. The mysore line was only recently completed thanks to present NDA. A singl...
by arvin
11 Apr 2018 08:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327004

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Regarding 747 on japan domestic routes, googal tells me they have been retired and replaced by b777 on account of feul effeciency. Since they have to compete with bullet train , 4 engines would be at a disadvantage.
by arvin
10 Apr 2018 22:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327004

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

For such slot constrained places and p2p to major metros perhaps we should look at 787 and a350 sized planes They will run full Japan uses all economy 747 on dotmestic main routes and was biggest client of 747 flights less than 2 hrs !! Exactly. If using 747 on 2 hr routes is profitable for japan, ...
by arvin
27 Mar 2018 21:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

http://www.railnews.in/mumbai-ahmedabad-bullet-train-to-run-every-20-minutes-in-peak-hours/ The 20 min freq during peak hours will be inadequate. A 10 min freq would be better I feel. Since there are 12 stations spaced approx 40 km apart there would be good trafic to these too. Many are industrial h...
by arvin
22 Mar 2018 11:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

That 9000 hp tender doesnt make sense. Plus for that there is a make in india component at chitaranjan works asansol. Duplicating work done at alsthom factory in bihar for 12000 hp.
by arvin
19 Mar 2018 17:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327004

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The most famous case of take off abort involved ex president pratibha patil heli fleet in 2009. One of the helicopter landed without permission on runway of mumbai airport just after an Air india plane had started its TO run. Plane pilot spotted it and aborted the run. Quick action by pilot saved a ...
by arvin
15 Mar 2018 13:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/faced-with-delinquent-passengers-railways-to-strip-tejas-express-of-lcd-screens-other-facilities There was no need for these screens in the first place in the age of 4g enabled devices in the first place. Many here predicted this exact fate that will fall upon these scr...
by arvin
12 Mar 2018 21:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327004

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Looks like there are two issues with these engines - HPC seal and combustor issues. Both are in the 'core'. Increase in feul effeciency led to trade off in something else??
by arvin
11 Mar 2018 12:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Karthik S wrote: I really hope atleast 1 more line will see the light before Mumbai Ah'bad line opens up in 2022.


Loan terms need to be as attractive as Japanese have offered us. Guess french or any one else are not ready to give with such conditions.
by arvin
11 Mar 2018 10:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Karthik S wrote:Why are we not looking for TGV from the French, was hoping something will happen during Macron's visit. Looks like we'll stick to Japs and Germans, who are conducting feasibility study on Chennai-Bang HSR corrdor.


Systra did the study for delhi Amritsar line. French might come on that line.
by arvin
09 Mar 2018 07:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Good to see your posts vsunderji!!. Finallly work moving on pune miraj line after approval in 2015. This was single line for too long and as a result most south bound trains from western India had to come via wadi gulbarga route. This along with doubling of tumkur to belgaum will allow in introducin...
by arvin
07 Mar 2018 16:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Looks like commie pet project of Thalaserry rail link is all set to be scrapped and would soon be dumped by central govt. The ecological cost wont be worth the investment and people in coorg and mysore are not happy with it. Also yesterday KA refused to relax the road timings ( closed between 9pm - ...
by arvin
05 Mar 2018 22:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/railways/railways-plan-rs-10-lakh-crore-high-speed-train-corridors/articleshow/63164348.cms hang on a minute.. why new corridor to just bump to 200kmph. I'd say, investment needs to be futuristic.. There were reports in 2nd week of feb wh...
by arvin
26 Feb 2018 21:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Nilambur should remain a dead end as it was during British times and there is no point in extending it because it doesnt make sense economically or ecologically. KA might see some benefit in the Thalaserry line because of current line has poor connectivity between manglore and banglore with grand to...
by arvin
25 Feb 2018 11:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Looks like Mysore thalaserry rail link has been put on back burner by rail bhavan. This is a pet project of kerala kommies and they put their best effort to include in the last budget. With no mention of it in budget and significant people in coorg and mysore dead opposed to it, the project may not ...
by arvin
21 Jan 2018 13:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

we need to connect mysore by train across the wayanad ghats to kozhikode. the logistical link to north kerala and mangalore via hassan is fairly weak. http://www.indiamike.com/files/images/08/50/08/southern-railway-map.jpg Your wish will soon come true. Not kozhikode but thalaserry. The DPR is read...
by arvin
26 Nov 2017 19:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 502238

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Thats great news. Capabilities like this might have made MOD change its mind on SEF.
by arvin
26 Nov 2017 05:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 530596

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

With the way things have gone on in last decade, I won't be surprised if these vendors blacklist India for the never ending drama for no outcome Thats the best thing to happen. Will put an end to RFI - RFP - RIP saga going for multiple deals. ISRO and BARC are examples of how sanctions have benefit...
by arvin
25 Nov 2017 13:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 502238

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Pitot tube on radome??
by arvin
24 Nov 2017 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2756
Views: 286349

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

I dont believe a word of that article.
Seems to be a tactic to know the logistics and fine print involved in Rafale buy. More importantly offset clauses and future options.
Coming on the heels of selective leaks regarding SE deals.
by arvin
24 Nov 2017 13:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 502238

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

ramana wrote:https://theprint.in/2017/11/24/single-engine-fighter-jet-procurement-hits-air-pocket-faces-questions/


Tone of article suggests no decision will be taken before 2019 :D
by arvin
18 Nov 2017 14:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 502238

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Nice video shiv. Good description of Tejas vs mirage and others. Liked the sarcasm about Jaguar acquisition also. Good idea to put footage from bahrain air show.
On another note, todays TOI has a tender from MES, BLR for furnishing accomodation for LCA squadron in Sulur.
by arvin
11 Nov 2017 17:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294324

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/railways/road-ministry-offers-indian-railways-right-of-way-for-bullet-train/articleshow/61584544.cms In a move that could reduce costs and quicken construction of the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train, the road transport and highways...

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