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by Gyan
02 Apr 2020 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 201290

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Thx, for heads up guys. I am working on making the write up better and addressing some issues indicated by Maitya
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by Gyan
02 Apr 2020 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Test test is not possible. Even South Korea, which is considered the best in testing less than 1% of its population. Better to give Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine as prophylaxis for high risk personal, unless they have counter indications. And Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin +Zn+vitamin C to an...
by Gyan
02 Apr 2020 17:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

kvraghav wrote:
Gyan wrote:

Remdesivir is supposedly having serious side effects. Favipavir is also in running.

Favipavir is same compostion as hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin right?


No, completely different, Japanese Retroviral drug
by Gyan
02 Apr 2020 17:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 201290

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

My Understanding of LCA To follow up to my earlier discussions on LCA, I did lot of reading and also tried to understand the posts and articles of Indranil ( courtesy lockdown ). I had always been perplexed with (aerodynamic) design choices of LCA and had no satisfactory answer. Though I hasten to ...
by Gyan
02 Apr 2020 17:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There is a lot of FUD being spread. A french journalist/doctor who was all over the media bashing Raoult's study was found to be on the payroll of companies selling rival 'cures' that were patented drugs. I feel one such company is Gilead which is trying to cover the losses it made from remdesivir ...
by Gyan
02 Apr 2020 13:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Now the New Yorker is saying that a peer reviewed study on the anti malarial drug as a potential covid19 cure showed no benefits at all. Pretty disappointed I say about all the conflicting news. Yes masks, no masks to potential cure, no cure. https://www.newyorker.com/newes/daily-comment/a-new-stud...
by Gyan
31 Mar 2020 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67661

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Apart from NP1 & NP2, are we going to manufacture additional Naval LCA MK1? There used to talk of 1-2 more prototypes and 6 LSP aircraft to provide experience & knowledge to develop and manufacture next series of Naval aircraft.
by Gyan
30 Mar 2020 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.businessinsider.in/science/ ... 872111.cms


So are we saying that China has 3000×40= 120,000 deaths and 80,000×40=320,000 patients??
by Gyan
28 Mar 2020 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Doctor sirs any update on the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine+Azithromycin, over the past couple of days have seen reports in the US that it is helping ICMR India has said that Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin combination reduces viral load Further Second French study also said it cures 78/79 pat...
by Gyan
27 Mar 2020 13:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

USA is rapidly ramping up testing. The numbers are all over the place but seem around 50,000 per day. This level of testing gives us a better idea of spread of Chinese Virus. Some New Studies from France show around 1500+500 sick, with only 15 deaths after treatment of various types. My guess is tha...
by Gyan
26 Mar 2020 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70803

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I think FNMAG is issued as MMG or GPMG at rate of 4 per Company. OFB has been unable to ramp up production and is stuck around 500 per Annum for many years. Military wanted to try 12.7 NSV also in various roles but OFB has been unable to deliver. Bren was issued one per section, INSAS LMG was also i...
by Gyan
26 Mar 2020 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70803

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRMHDqe_k5Y That looks more like a modernized FN-MAG than a modernized Bren.....which brings me to the question, is the Negev supposed to replace the FN-MAG in service as well as the Bren? If Negev is going to fulfill the role of LMG then it will replace or supplemen...
by Gyan
25 Mar 2020 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70803

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Punj Lloyd if I remember correctly went bankrupt. Anyway, NO ToT, no indigenous manufacturing and no offsets for Negev N7 and Sig. Even the packing will come from abroad.
by Gyan
25 Mar 2020 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70803

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

No TOT or local manufacture for Sig Rifle or Negev. Also it's likely that 50% option for additional quantities will be exercised, in next couple of months.
by Gyan
25 Mar 2020 01:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

India is largest producer of chloroquine. Its 130 rupees a blister pack. But dont use with out doctor prescription. Right, from what I read it is toxic so it can't be used as a preventative. But once you are infected this medication works. Chloroquine is not toxic in prescribed dose. Guess who is f...
by Gyan
25 Mar 2020 01:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

ramana wrote:India is largest producer of chloroquine. Its 130 rupees a blister pack. But dont use with out doctor prescription.



Chloroquine is Rs. 10 a pack and Hydroxychloroquine is Rs. 100 a pack. Uber cheap.
by Gyan
24 Mar 2020 12:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It is possible that Hydroxychloroquine does not work in Late infection stages & is more effective when infection is caught early. That's why Chinese death Rate rapidly dropped & was eliminated
by Gyan
22 Mar 2020 15:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Assuming Whole Indian population infected over 1-3 years. 1400 Million Say, 50% get disease ie 700 Million 80% get mild version, for which no medication required, hence treatment will be required by 140 Million 20% Require hospitalization of 10 days, around 28million Hence around 7 lakh to 2 lakh be...
by Gyan
21 Mar 2020 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

USA & Spain have started trials of Quinine as pre and post exposure prophylaxis


https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lang ... 14-109X(20)30114-5/fulltext
by Gyan
20 Mar 2020 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664170

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

No CCS Approval, No Agreement with HAL, no release of Funds & no clearance of Bulk production yet for 83 MKIA. Anyone hopeful about 31st March?
by Gyan
20 Mar 2020 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think we dont have so many ventilators. Somewheres reading Delhi has only 500, which would mean around 5,000 or so, all over India.
by Gyan
20 Mar 2020 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://twitter.com/PadmajaJoshi/status/1240922727281811456 Padmaja joshi @PadmajaJoshi Back from Bangladesh, 160 refuse quarantine in Srinagar . Start protest, break window panes in arrival area. Subsequently, their parents arrive and join protest https://twitter.com/PadmajaJoshi/status/1240919859...
by Gyan
20 Mar 2020 14:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://covidout.in/


Very low death Rate & low number Serious cases among Hospitalized patients show we are doing something effective by almost 5x times. Unless off course it's only demographic benefit.
by Gyan
20 Mar 2020 14:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I am from Pune. locked myself and the family in for the entire week. Coughing and sneezing a bit, and just measured a mild fever (~99F). The significant other is going bonkers though. No history of meeting any one who has returned from anywhere. Sneezing may indicate that it's not Coronavirus. Thou...
by Gyan
20 Mar 2020 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

world has scrambled for cure / vaccine against Chinese virus : a gist -Interferon beta nasal spray for lungs (UK) - Chloroquin (UK) - HydroxyChloroquin + Azithromycin (US, Italy) - Resmedivir (US-encouraging) - Ritonavir + Lopinavir (Soko, India, Vietnam using it ) - Favipiravir (Japan-very effecti...
by Gyan
20 Mar 2020 14:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A Trial of Lopinavir–Ritonavir in Adults Hospitalized with Severe Covid-19 METHODS We conducted a randomized, controlled, open-label trial involving hospitalized adult patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes the respiratory illness Covid-19, and an oxygen saturation (Sao2) of 94%...
by Gyan
20 Mar 2020 13:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The study of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin on sars-cov2 https://www.mediterranee-infection.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Hydroxychloroquine_final_DOI_IJAA.pdf When comparing the effect of hydroxychloroquine treatment as a single drug and the effect of hydroxychloroquine and azithromyc in com...
by Gyan
20 Mar 2020 13:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It's odd that there is NO recommended treatment protocols from WHO or China being publically released. With so many patients, they would tried all types of Anti virals & symptomatic medicines, by now. Let's Hope hot weather will kill off the virus. In India, except North & North East, weath...
by Gyan
19 Mar 2020 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Trump says a drug currently used as an antimalarial would be made available almost immediately CNN https://drive.google.com/file/d/186Bel9RqfsmEx55FDum4xY_IlWSHnGbj/view French peer Review Journal claims 100% cure using quinine & antibiotics . It seems that Trump statement is based on this stud...
by Gyan
19 Mar 2020 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 201290

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Well you don't. Inside of having fuel tanks, you place lrus. Specially in the fuselage. There might be space in wings, where you cannot place kit. Those can be filled with fuel. However even in case of wings, it would be more useful to have less fuel, to able to carry more stores. Carrying fuel ins...
by Gyan
19 Mar 2020 12:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I am wondering if Central Cooling or Heating is having effect on fast local transmission rates. In India Central Cooling is very rare.
by Gyan
18 Mar 2020 15:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 201290

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Indranil, thx for reply. I will read and try to understand what you said. You should also have a look at the link which I posted above. The data in the link help support some of your arguments
by Gyan
18 Mar 2020 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 201290

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Indranil, I am just trying to understand the logic behind LCA design and why is it being carried over into MK2. Evidently same wing design even though considered for MCA in 1990s is not being carried over into AMCA. While China has used Canard Delta for its Stealth fighter. F-16XL was supposed to ha...
by Gyan
17 Mar 2020 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208531

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Iraq insurgency was started by Saudis to prevent a stable Shia democratic Govt

Qatar added fire to Iraq & Syria to prevent Alwadi stable Govt in Syria

Both are Sunni Insurgencies to stop democracy & keep Oil prices High
by Gyan
17 Mar 2020 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

My back of envelope calculation is giving a very frightening high death rate for Patients above 75+ years suffering from COVID in Italy. Can someone better equipped comment on it? 40% of the infected patients are above 70 years. That is close to 12K-13K, based on the current figure. Assuming 40% in...
by Gyan
17 Mar 2020 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/1239269804445331456 Anand Ranganathan @ARanganathan72 · 20h Camostat Mesylate, the drug shown by German scientists to effectively block corona virus CoVID-19 infection of lung cells, is apparently made by Sun Pharma in India and sold as Camopan. It is appro...
by Gyan
17 Mar 2020 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

nam wrote:Italy has 80% of the infection above 50 years. We will probably hear about 300+ death on a daily basis...


My back of envelope calculation is giving a very frightening high death rate for Patients above 75+ years suffering from COVID in Italy. Can someone better equipped comment on it?
by Gyan
17 Mar 2020 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 201290

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I have always been perplexed by the big complicated wing chosen by the LCA designers. There does not seem to be any obvious reason for it especially in view of the fact that LCA MKI does not match Mirage 2000 performance. LCA MK-2 = MWF was a good opportunity to simply the wing or even make it small...
by Gyan
17 Mar 2020 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Delhi NCR is untimely cold but hopefully in next couple of days it will become very hot & safe.
by Gyan
16 Mar 2020 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327947

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

As per COVID dashboard, out of 105 infections in India ONLY 28 were transmitted within India.

Further 20% of Italian population is above 65, in India only 5%

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