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by jpremnath
08 Jun 2019 04:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555752

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: 92652

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: 3166
Views: 555752

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: 92652

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: 3809
Views: 527071

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: 3809
Views: 527071

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: 503
Views: 66602

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: 503
Views: 66602

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: 3166
Views: 555752

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: 1581
Views: 327960

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: 3386
Views: 474299

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: 3386
Views: 474299

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: 3386
Views: 474299

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: 3386
Views: 474299

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: 469707

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: 503
Views: 66602

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: 379998

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: 104543

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642938

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: 233
Views: 57719

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: 503
Views: 66602

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642938

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: 428
Views: 52791

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642938

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642938

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...
by jpremnath
21 Feb 2019 12:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 215372

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Noob pooch to Seniors....I see what i believe to be hardpoints at wingtips...Is it possible to have in the future; a towed decoy system like that of eurofighter here?..or is it something which will be too heavy to do that?
by jpremnath
20 Feb 2019 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1581
Views: 327960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I dont think Vikrant will be 3 Bil when it is commissioned...We still dont know the final figure. A brand new one with EMALS should definitely go above 6 Bil..these are random figures, but knowing how all our recent def purchases went, I am pretty sure even 6 wont be enough...IN will definitely avoi...
by jpremnath
20 Feb 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1581
Views: 327960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I am talking about plans to go beyond 3 CVs. How much will a CV with EMALS cost?.. when you add the cost of all the accompanying 40 odd fighters and their own weapon systems,will it stay within 10B $? We are not even addressing the operating costs on an annual basis here..It would beggar the IN budg...
by jpremnath
20 Feb 2019 12:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 215372

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Isnt the current config derived from wind tunnel testing?..so wouldnt this be the final shape?. The SAB Gripen also has canards simply stuck on. Even then the MWF looks much better than the TFTA gripen. Hopefully this time they will give it a menacing name and not Tejas, Sankalp, Sanjay etc ..:mrgre...
by jpremnath
19 Feb 2019 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1581
Views: 327960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^ Couldnt we do the above with Frigates and Destroyers?... I only meant we are forcing serious constraints on ourselves with this fantasy of CBGs. They are so damn expensive to build and maintain. Not to talk about buying 40 - 50 fighter jets to furnish it. All this while knowing how vulnerable a c...
by jpremnath
18 Feb 2019 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1581
Views: 327960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I understand the importance of CVs..I only said I see no reason to go beyond 3 considering our limited resources. we also dont have enough capital ships to spare if all of them go for escort duties.. Another interesting point is that all the major naval powers with CVs besides UK make their own carr...
by jpremnath
18 Feb 2019 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1581
Views: 327960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

What kind of power projection are we talking about?...That is something only Khan can do...Who is scared of us?...we dont have the ability to sustain high level combat ops beyond probably 2 weeks..How many ships can we spare to go for an expedition knowing that we are leaving our shores guarded by t...
by jpremnath
18 Feb 2019 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1581
Views: 327960

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I never thought I would say this, but Philip is absolutely spot on!...Our navy should be focusing on having enhancing our ASW capabilities and a formidable underwater wing of 30 to 40 Subs before we start adding CVs...For the Napakis, managing a single hit on one of our CV will be enough for them to...
by jpremnath
14 Feb 2019 19:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555752

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

people whine a lot when inflation is high, but don't appreciate it when it is low. Its the middle class that whine..The reason is the low inflation doesnt really reflect in their house budget..Rents go up, medical bills are bloody high(everyone goes to pvt hospitals as govt ones are so and so..), g...
by jpremnath
14 Feb 2019 17:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555752

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

In addition, the quality of jobs which are being generated are also not good...most companies give temporary jobs,to circumvent our rigid and stupid labour rules...If we talk about the white collar jobs, even the software jobs dont pay well..which means people struggle even when they reach their 30s...
by jpremnath
14 Feb 2019 15:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555752

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What I meant was that there is a misconception that when headline inflation reaches lows like 2%, people are going to be happy...After all prices are rising very less right?...but if you see the reality, people react cynically to such numbers and the general feel is that life is getting more difficu...
by jpremnath
14 Feb 2019 13:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555752

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

With fuel and food prices at historic low they have no where to go but up which would eventually heat of the inflation. IMHO, we should have an alternate figure to address the inflation that really hits common man. People are no longer that bothered by the price increases of rice and dal...its the ...
by jpremnath
29 Jan 2019 13:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 862557

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

It is this quest for the best gear that is the problem...We just can't afford it...They can either go for the best in lesser numbers or decent machine in numbers...But the IAF wants the best of both..They need to accept we don't have that kind of Money
by jpremnath
28 Jan 2019 23:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 862557

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The government should never have agreed to MMRCA 2 in the first place!...Why does the govt has to bend over backwards everytime to IAF demands?...Let them take a look at PAF and PLAAF...does their officers say we cant fight unless we get the finest aircraft in the world?...they fight with what they ...
by jpremnath
28 Jan 2019 22:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 862557

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Just can't understand why the govt can't put it's foot down and tell the IAF why we can't keep buying forren maal forever...How their dependence on OEM supports and spares for these ubercool imported aircrafts is compromising our sovereign foreign policy for ages to come...After all that's what we e...

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