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by jpremnath
17 Sep 2019 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3285
Views: 709545

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

Now that MBDA is giving onsite tour to some Indian journos, gear up for some nauseating marketing by MSM for MBDA. It started already....on their twitter feed for now atleast. We will see full size articles on MBDA stuff as soon as they get back to des. Well, to be honest, all factory visits on ven...
by jpremnath
15 Sep 2019 01:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684940

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ The automobile industry takes a big chunk of our manufacturing not because the govt actively encouraged it. It is because the nature of the industry is that it becomes noncompetitive to import and sell fully assembled cars when the margins are so tight. The same cannot be said about the rest of t...
by jpremnath
03 Sep 2019 21:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5338
Views: 475110

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

India swept both the mixed team events - 10m air pistol and 10m air rifle. The former was an all Indian final . With this India won 5/10 golds at the Rio World Cup, with all other countries winning at most one each . For the full 2019 World Cup circuit year, India finished first with 16 golds , twi...
by jpremnath
03 Sep 2019 19:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684940

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Raveen wrote:Still infrastructure, or lack thereof....can't fix 60 years in 60 months.


Add to it the labour laws which makes it difficult to scale up industries. The rules for companies which employ more than 300 is tougher than the smaller firms..so some find it easier to stay at their smaller scale.
by jpremnath
03 Sep 2019 16:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684940

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Anyways, the point is maybe the yardstick that we use (borrowed from the West) to measure is not the ONLY one we should be using . For example the car sales figure. In America it makes perfect sense to use car sales. The buying pattern is dictated by the car companies. And car and related industrie...
by jpremnath
03 Sep 2019 12:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684940

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

But conflating internal combustion engine auto sales as one of the important parameters with economic performance is no longer applicable. Our main problem is Automobile industry makes the lion share of whatever manufacturing we have in the country. If it crashes, expect the shutdowns to snowball d...
by jpremnath
02 Sep 2019 18:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684940

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I visited Blr and Hyd in my recent trip. Try getting servants, plumbers, electricians, car drivers or cooks. Restaurants are overflowing, kirana stores selling things, departmental stores and malls crowded. All people celebrating festivals.. If we measure ourselves on numbers that West measures upo...
by jpremnath
31 Aug 2019 17:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7859
Views: 726226

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

It was a grave mistake to keep printing more of the 2000 note after the demonetisation exercise. It is undermining the original goal of eliminating black money. It should only have been 100 and 500. By keeping the 2000 note in circulation, RBI is assuring horders that it is safe to accumulate the bl...
by jpremnath
30 Aug 2019 21:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684940

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Indian establishment responds only to crisis...At the first signs of trouble, the standard OP for the babus and the govt is to pretend that nothing is wrong... then when things doesnt seem to change, deny outright that their policies are the problem. When the heat rises, they come up with some halfh...
by jpremnath
12 Aug 2019 21:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684940

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ 75B $ is the enterprise value of RIL petrochem business. The Saudis are buying 20% of it...so net FDI will amount to maybe 15b$. Still a substantial amount...I expect our over enthusiastic tax dept to jump in and spoil the party with some ridiculous demands. But since we are talking about motabha...
by jpremnath
27 Jul 2019 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 704432

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

ET. No takers for HAL's offer of pvt. sector building ALH Dhruvs.Reasons: Twice the operating cost per hr. (2.1L) compared with firanv rivals.It's also thr most rxpensive in its class and a 3.5% royalty, plus a max. prod. allowed of 90 helos .With no largr market in sight too, industry views the of...
by jpremnath
25 Jul 2019 20:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3510
Views: 525131

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Also 21 kms deep seems to imply that they will be far below the foundations of the skyscrapers anyway before they start moving to the east, so whats the concern? The MMRDA grounds look like the ideal place to sink the shaft :) 21km?..or 21m? 21m should be around 5 floors height, which sounds deep e...
by jpremnath
25 Jul 2019 07:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 375
Views: 60458

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

The outbound volume will only go up...There are Thailand tour packages which are going at 15k per head..its so enticing that even clerks in govt jobs are going for it..There is no destination in India which can compete with that kind of cost. The hotel and tour operators within India (especially Ker...
by jpremnath
28 Jun 2019 17:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 56
Views: 8518

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

Now BSNL wants a handout. For God Sake, sell BSNL Air India > Ailing state-owned telco BSNL has sent an SOS to the governm .. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/69920159.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst BSNL is not completely at fault 1. BJP Go...
by jpremnath
20 Jun 2019 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57274

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

https://www.firstpost.com/politics/kodiyeri-balakrishnans-son-binoy-booked-on-charges-of-rape-being-groomed-as-vijayans-successor-case-personally-damaging-for-cpm-kerala-chief-6845241.html ...This case if true will finish of kodiyeri's career since this is the second time his son has fallen foul wi...
by jpremnath
08 Jun 2019 04:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684940

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What could be the reason that despite Modi Govt's efforts for the last 5 years have not helped yield >8% GDP growth over a full FY? I understand he inherited a fractured banking system & low confidence among investors 5 years back but things must have improved by now. Despite this our GDP growt...
by jpremnath
27 May 2019 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113620

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Skanda wrote:Watch between 06.00 to 08.00

Runs down Ketkar, Rajiv Shukla, Shourie, Sudheendra. Wow. Calls them jokers. Amazing.


We should have a compilation of such videos...total meltdown of NDTV and other channel folks from the counting day.... :rotfl:
by jpremnath
27 May 2019 07:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684940

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I dont know if trade topics can be posted here... China proposes ASEAN+3 mega free trade agreement sans India, Australia and NZ https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/china-proposes-asean3-mega-free-trade-agreement-sans-india-australia-and-nz/article27255349.ece ....Some officials in the Comme...
by jpremnath
23 May 2019 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113620

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

It seems the communists are going to get a royal drubbing in Kerala...behind in every single single one of the 20 seats!!!.. :rotfl: :rotfl: .cant wake up to see a happier scene than this!!....Meanwhile in TVM, BJP is trailing...Most probably the communists flipped votes... :?:
by jpremnath
01 May 2019 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3946
Views: 596532

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ On an official handle??, if they did make a post to get a few laughs, it should have been worded differently..or atleast follow up with a clarifying tweet saying they were just kidding...that did not happen I am afraid the whole thing will reflect poorly on such a professional organisation...I ho...
by jpremnath
01 May 2019 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3946
Views: 596532

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Why IA should retract what they genuinely found? IA found evidence which matches with previous reports of similar footprints, it's basically a corroborating evidence that something unknown is out there. I wonder how we would react if Navy SEALs had reported this? I mean US practically conducted res...
by jpremnath
25 Apr 2019 13:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 517
Views: 75141

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

^^..true. They cant use the same rule book in India..vastly different markets. In GCC, all they needed was few showrooms /service centers per country.In india, setting up that ecosystem will take them ages..Many have tried and failed..AFAIK, most of the MNC biggies except Hyundai are still in red. A...
by jpremnath
24 Apr 2019 20:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 517
Views: 75141

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

The Chinese are relentless in their pursuit for market share...In GCC where Japs and American cars ruled, they came with their copycat designs and 10 year warranty...plus dirt cheap prices..people ignored them..But they kept at it without withdrawing for 3 or 4 years..Probably sunk millions in $. Fi...
by jpremnath
24 Apr 2019 20:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684940

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

3 Karnataka ₹15.88 lakh crore $226 billion 7 Andhra pradesh ₹10.49 lakh crore $150 billion 8 Kerala ₹8.75 lakh crore $125 billion 9 Telangana ₹8.42 lakh crore $120 billion Notable is the rise and rise of Karnataka..with the engine called Bangaluru firing on all cylinders. Wont be surprised if they ...
by jpremnath
23 Apr 2019 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1947
Views: 427984

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^ iirc, the covers of inclined launchers for Brahmos made by L&T was remarkably similar to this. But then again these are not inclined...
by jpremnath
21 Apr 2019 18:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3510
Views: 525131

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

somehow private players are investing in buying hundreds of planes instead They have to buy only the planes. When you say privatise the railways; the process will involve govt selling routes, trains and stations..how much do you think an operator will have to cough up to buy all these?.. Or you mea...
by jpremnath
21 Apr 2019 17:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3510
Views: 525131

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

It will be another NPA disaster...All our telcos are neck deep in debt and things look good only for Jio. If we need an efficient Railway service, massive investments need to be pumped in for doubling/quadupling tracks..changing the coaches to decent quality..changing signalling systems..no private ...
by jpremnath
21 Apr 2019 14:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3510
Views: 525131

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

You may want to have a look at Japan as an example. Every experience need not be the same. Yes..Japan is running a tight ship..But there again the govt took 14billion dollars of debt to unload those railways. And some divisions are running at loss...And we need to see that people in India can't aff...
by jpremnath
21 Apr 2019 13:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3510
Views: 525131

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Any chance of privatization of Railways? It will unlock a huge potential. GoI has used the railways as essentially an employment scheme causing huge inefficiencies Privatisation of railways haven't proved to be successful. UK is a prime case study...It needn't be any different in India. The railway...
by jpremnath
17 Apr 2019 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511779

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Looks like Kerala is changing. #KERALA THIRUVANANTHAPURAM-PATHANAMTHITTA-THRISSUR 3 seats where BJP+RSS is fighting like never before Then comes the next better triangular seats like PALAKKAD-ATTINGAL-KOTTAYAM-CHALAKKUDY- ERNAKULAM-KASARAGODE-ALAPUZHA-KOZHIKKODE- WAYANAD where BJP is giving tough f...
by jpremnath
09 Apr 2019 12:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 517
Views: 75141

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Saar, Why is it that GOI has allowed Chinese SAIC in the guise of MG Motors assemble Chinkiland SUV and sell it in India? Every penny of profit will be routed to Terroristan. Is there any way to spread awareness of Chinki connection and discourage folks from buying it? We have let the Chini compani...
by jpremnath
09 Apr 2019 01:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 403261

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

250Mil$ is around 1750 crores INR. The new terminal building at kochi airport cost around 1000 crores without runway or other infra...So we are talking about a really small airport which will end up as an air force base...
by jpremnath
27 Mar 2019 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 110561

Re: Indian ASAT test

The usual suspects BBC and NYT has done their best...The ASAT is an 'election gimmick'!..rofl!! and made sure that it is given not much column space..probably because they couldnt do any rona dhona on debris cluttering space because of evil dirt poor india!... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/worl...
by jpremnath
21 Mar 2019 19:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755172

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I wish this person uses correct terminology. IA does not bomb. They hit with artillery shells. I think it is intentional...As someone said, this chap is probably a plant from IA to communicate what they couldnt come and announce officially..psyops..No one from DDM can claim this person to be connec...
by jpremnath
21 Mar 2019 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 292
Views: 73917

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

How does the F16 get away with bird hits?...iirc some article decades back quoted an IAF officer saying one of the highlights of F16 was its canopy which let the pilot get a good view all round...
by jpremnath
18 Mar 2019 15:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 517
Views: 75141

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

If it is Chinese made then it should be banned in India. It is not chini..full Indian..I have been following their journey for years..Guys with real passion into industrial design. They took their own time for full product development and testing without rushing into market with a half baked poorly...
by jpremnath
03 Mar 2019 20:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755172

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

chetak wrote:
Please end this futile discussion here.


Fair enough...
by jpremnath
03 Mar 2019 19:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 440
Views: 59620

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

The Q that beggars everyone is why Pak apparently embarked upon this " suicide mission", pun intended? The pakis probably hoped that the Pulwama attack would capture the imagination of Kashmiri youth and inspire them to climb the suicide ladder. This they might have thought would lead to ...
by jpremnath
03 Mar 2019 19:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755172

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

what's tickling you about the images?? and why?? Sir, the IAF clearly said they have the images and it is upto the govt to release it. Which meant they are ok with them being in public. I don’t need to see them. I trust my govt and armed forces. When I said we missed a trick by not showing the befo...
by jpremnath
03 Mar 2019 16:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755172

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Isn't the satellite images taken by MicroSat of Indian cities available in ISRO website? Doesnt this give away its capabilities.? Even if we dont want our crown surveillance capabilities to be put on display, couldnt one in a resolution similar to those images be shown?...The images and videos of Am...

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