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by tandav
18 Sep 2019 13:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 35039

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Consider Indian involvement to protect O&G Infra in KSA in return for KSA investment realignment in hard infra (roads, ports, metros, rail, Airport, make in India) in India from the current soft infra like mosques and preachers
by tandav
18 Sep 2019 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491357

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

^^^^ Let's not forget the friendly fire helo downing in Srinagar that day in the '-' list :cry: More than anything it is this loss that rankles me most... shows lack of professionalism and heads have rolled from what I know. But this again leads me to question on the ability of Indian Armed forces ...
by tandav
15 Sep 2019 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 35039

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

See, the thing is: if they did have cheap hand-held stuff launched from just outside the perimeter, then you can expect the Saudis to crack down hard on that kind of future repeat action. They will just establish a wide no-entry zone with shoot-on-sight ROE. And that would make this event a one-off...
by tandav
15 Sep 2019 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 35039

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Can a swarm of commercial DJI type drones strapped with small explosives be involved... you can easily fly them from 5KM out to target with very high precision. I suspect they can be easily programmed to fly to target on their own without any external data link. So once you smuggle them into a 5KM r...
by tandav
15 Sep 2019 08:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5339
Views: 475522

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

India U-16 football has been touring and playing club teams (latest is Turkey) and has won 11 in a trot. Don't know the level of competition. But atleast the kids are getting exposure. https://www.the-aiff.com/news-center-details.htm?id=9916&fbclid=IwAR0H7nMWE4TEt5IeA2fwpouSJloA4oaRqaei1Vst4EEoI...
by tandav
12 Sep 2019 11:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5339
Views: 475522

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

https://www.news18.com/news/football/india-vs-qatar-highlights-fifa-world-cup-2022-qualifiers-2304083.html India hold Asian champions Qatar to a 0-0 draw and keep alive their World cup Qualification chances. Apparently it was a nail biting match and the score card does not do justice to quality of ...
by tandav
12 Sep 2019 07:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5339
Views: 475522

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

https://www.news18.com/news/football/india-vs-qatar-highlights-fifa-world-cup-2022-qualifiers-2304083.html India hold Asian champions Qatar to a 0-0 draw and keep alive their World cup Qualification chances. Apparently it was a nail biting match and the score card does not do justice to quality of ...
by tandav
08 Sep 2019 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1997
Views: 217240

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

https://twitter.com/timesofindia/status/1170611250054627329 ISRO Chief, K Sivan to ANI: We've found the location of #VikramLander on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon. Massi...
by tandav
08 Sep 2019 09:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Au contraire I felt that as a consequence of the Ecosystem change (such as GST which apparently has drastically reduced transit times) there will immediately create excess capacity in the market and everyone will scramble to reduce prices to a point where Transport companies will make losses until t...
by tandav
07 Sep 2019 19:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

WhatsApp Fwd which claims that GST introduction has reduced travel time drastically and therefore increased asset utilization of existing assets reducing the demand. Posters with more domain expertise may want to weigh in. Message Fwd below: Message from Mr R S MOHAN Ex Leyland FYI (While talking to...
by tandav
04 Sep 2019 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2361
Views: 351598

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Emperor BoJo is gone and Sa-kha and his stone throwing band of bandits rules the streets of London.
by tandav
02 Sep 2019 20:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Car sales have crashed through the floor. What is happening? 10th consecutive monthly decline.....Modiji's national security team is A class, his economic team not so much..... https://smedia2.intoday.in/btmt/images/stories//Newstaffpics/car-sales-info_090219102538.jpg Simply does not make economic...
by tandav
02 Sep 2019 10:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

My observations and suggestions of economic activity. 1) the slowdown in consumption is actually a reflection of greater asset utilization. Eg instead of buying cars people are using OLA and Uber, instead of buying houses they are renting at 30% of EMI and I believe rentals and leasing across all se...
by tandav
26 Aug 2019 13:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327485

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

https://www.rediff.com/news/report/pak-leader-cancels-uae-visit-over-honour-to-modi/20190825.htm Pak leader cancels UAE visit over honour to Modi Remember that UAE gifted Pakistan $3 Billion and billions more are sent from UAE to Pakistan as remittances (total remittance to Pakistan is $25B a year)...
by tandav
26 Aug 2019 06:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3944
Views: 752279

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

So the J16 has AESA whereas Su30MKI is still PESA ?
by tandav
24 Aug 2019 20:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ I've seen and heard the same. Which is why this was step 1 in my two step stimulus package. A big "structural reform" would be simply for the govt. to, by policy or by law, be required to make due payments within a short, specified time frame. THis should be extended to all entities......
by tandav
24 Aug 2019 19:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://indianexpress.com/article/business/economy/niti-aayog-chief-rings-the-alarm-bell-calls-for-unprecedented-steps-5928626/ As noted and increasingly apparent to NITI AAYOG a very large part of slowdown is attributable to Govt clients defaulting on timely payments to contractors which has a cas...
by tandav
24 Aug 2019 13:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5339
Views: 475522

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

He is blessed to share the hallowed grounds with FedEx and gets an opportunity to match up to the world's best. Win or Loose he will learn at what levels do world champion's play.
by tandav
24 Aug 2019 13:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali
Replies: 37
Views: 2321

Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali

https://www.news18.com/news/india/arun-jaitley-former-finance-minister-and-bjp-veteran-passes-away-at-66-2282071.html

We thank for all his services to the nation. May he attain moksha and may we be blessed with more such people of high caliber.

Om Shanti to his soul
by tandav
24 Aug 2019 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff
Replies: 41
Views: 7736

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

I think when anyone joins the defence forces as a cadet they should be exposed to all branches for first 2-3 years. After understanding their talents deputation to a specialized area such as land infantry, tank armor, marines, artillery, special ops, airborne, mountain/forest fighting core, cyber/co...
by tandav
17 Aug 2019 21:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 145015

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

Was travelling from Chandigarh to Shimla and back. Very poor road infra implementation. Himalayas are young essentially loose rock mountains. Extremely unstable terrain with persistent rock fall due to mountain cutting activity and rain/water infiltration induced destabilization. I found that in mos...
by tandav
15 Aug 2019 12:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 406102

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I am not sure if US forces will continue to stay in Afghanistan. The taliban have made it clear that negotiations will go in two phases. 1. US forces withdraw from Afghanistan 2. Taliban negotiates with elected government in afghanistan US does not really care about (2). Whether democracy lives or ...
by tandav
15 Aug 2019 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327485

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

It appears that an independent Balochistan will be midwifed by India/USA/China/Russia/Iran as the most viable option. State of Pakistan's RaisinDieter of J&K is no longer there. Islam as a cement for statehood is not a sufficient condition. I submit that fighting India over J&K was part of t...
by tandav
15 Aug 2019 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 925
Views: 157901

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

It appears that an independent Balochistan will be midwifed by India/USA/China/Russia/Iran as the most viable option. State of Pakistan's RaisinDieter of J&K is no longer there. Islam as a cement for statehood is not a sufficient condition. I submit that fighting India over J&K was part of t...
by tandav
12 Aug 2019 09:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Xposted from Infra thread Most companies in the Real Estate, Construction and Infrastructure sector are deep trouble. Many are defaulting on loan repayments, salary and tax commitments. The root cause for those in Govt Infra space is beauracratic delay of payments for 6 months or more and frequent p...
by tandav
12 Aug 2019 09:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 145015

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

Most companies in the Real Estate, Construction and Infrastructure sector are deep trouble. Many are defaulting on loan repayments, salary and tax commitments. The root cause for those in Govt Infra space is beauracratic delay of payments for 6 months or more and frequent political U-turns on awarde...
by tandav
05 Aug 2019 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581387

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

There may be many in Kashmir who cannot stand to be associated with India. They or their forefathers were probably at the forefront of the Ralive, Tsaliv ya Galive deal that was offered to the Pandits. These worthies must be given a similar chance to move out of Kashmir to a state of their choice by...
by tandav
05 Aug 2019 18:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 375
Views: 60475

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

All these chardham should be made vehicle free. (Army vehicles except). People going to see Mahadeva must endure the hardships that the mountains offer as penance. If the old and disabled cannot go then their nearest kin must grid their loins and haul them on their own shoulders to see the lord. No ...
by tandav
05 Aug 2019 18:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 477
Views: 55811

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

Make all cities greater than 1Crore population into UT with legislatures. Precedent exists
by tandav
05 Aug 2019 12:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581387

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Can I buy land in Ladakh now?

Can I also ask with this historic move can all Tier 1 cities also become UTs?
by tandav
30 Jul 2019 14:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 477
Views: 55811

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

Feel free... better that public understands all perspectives... also caveat I have not critically examined all the facets or even evaulated the data... so take it FWIW. I for one do not fully agree to what the gent had to say. Will try to get his name. I may even be guilty of making conclusions from...
by tandav
30 Jul 2019 07:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 477
Views: 55811

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

Yesterday I was at a Urban Planning / Development Plan Review Meeting Chaired by the Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai. The presentations there covered the Development Plans of Mumbai focusing 1) Bombay Port Trust Development 2) Coastal highway 3) Improving Transport Networks Among other speakers the...
by tandav
21 Jul 2019 04:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

5000/month is ok. 50K is steep. 100,000 parking spots and 5000/month is Rs 600 Cr which is sufficient to get at 100 EV/EVAC buses. Need to understand the economics of EV/EVAC buses
by tandav
19 Jul 2019 23:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Something that government does not seem to have addressed is that where will all the new vehicles be parked in our increasingly crowded towns and cities. It's high time we had a rule that once can buy a car only if they have a spot (owned or rented) to park it. +100 Indian cities simply do not have...
by tandav
19 Jul 2019 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 90
Views: 7903

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

UlanBatori wrote:Beyond expectations. Every presentation was right on target. Excellent audience with many students.


what was the program and agenda.
by tandav
19 Jul 2019 15:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519585

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

This is historically how imperial China has expanded, Northern Chinese Mandarin speaking empires made roads to Southern Manchuria and within a century southern state speaking cantonese became part of China. Today modern china is applying an ancient formula to gain territory. https://www.spiegel.de/i...
by tandav
11 Jul 2019 22:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Reduce Stamp Duty to 1% or lower and implement 0.2%/Year of property tax as per circle rate.
Artha kranti folks mentioned transaction tax (equivalent to stamp duty) maybe at 1% instead income tax.
by tandav
07 Jul 2019 22:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The breakthrough industries as per me are as follows 1) Green construction (sustainable cities) 2) Infra buildout (Water, Roads, Rail, Metro, Ropeway, Low speed Low alt VSTOL Aviation) 3) Tourism (mostly internal) 4) Rent rather than buy models (for everything) 5) Retirement homes 6) Fitness and Spo...
by tandav
07 Jul 2019 21:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/maruti-cuts-production-in-june-for-fifth-month-in-a-row/articleshow/70113391.cms Auto manufacturers have been facing muted sales for quite some time now. The slowdown has forced companies to adjust their production schedules to market dema...
by tandav
30 Jun 2019 17:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Project: Design a UAV/Drone
Replies: 64
Views: 18924

Re: BRF Project: Design a UAV/Drone

So are we designing a predator ~100 KW drone (Predator : MQ-1) or a ~700 KW drone (Reaper MQ-9)?

The General Atomics MQ-1 has been retired circa 2018 and wholely replaced with MQ-9s

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