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by Trikaal
13 Nov 2018 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3009
Views: 629327

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

Wonder why OBOGS is not being integrated in Mk1 or even 1A. As I remember, DRDO developed the tech a long time back(2013 I think). Maybe space constraints?
by Trikaal
12 Nov 2018 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3009
Views: 629327

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

A question for the gurus: What exactly is the need of a fighter plane specific trainer? I know the obvious answer, to train(duh!) but currently there are no trainers available for Tejas and Flying Daggers are working just as well. So what gives? My thoughts are that these are there to train absolute...
by Trikaal
09 Nov 2018 13:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2512
Views: 397408

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What is the role of RBI in huge NPAs created in banks particularly PSU Banks and whether it did anything to put robust regulatory measures in place to prevent such incidents even now is the question people should be asking. The reaction of the RBI is more adhoc even now. RBI has applied Prompt Corr...
by Trikaal
07 Nov 2018 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43953

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Statements like "Repeated waivers will be tough to obtain" are self-defeating imo. The onus of providing a waiver is on US. This is a US law and the US better find ways of circumventing their own law if they want access to the second biggest market in the world. These statements are part o...
by Trikaal
06 Nov 2018 12:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2512
Views: 397408

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Reharding RBI-Govt standoff: Govt wants rollback of PCA to allow public sector banks to lend more. But RBI is against this coz of the huge NPA pile with these banks. I feel the crux of the issue is that RBI regulatory authority over the public sector banks is limited, which allows public sector bank...
by Trikaal
05 Nov 2018 15:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2187
Views: 216355

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Let's start by withdrawal of MFN status. Ban of trade. Start projects to utilise our complete share of IWT water. Maybe stop travel. Let's declare it a terrorist state. Ban trade? Why? We enjoy trade surplus with Pakistan(about 1.5 billion dollars). Banning trade would be like shooting ourselves in...
by Trikaal
05 Nov 2018 00:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2509
Views: 318476

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

What Chinese do is never official. UC browser etc had hacks But then, UC browser got taken down, didn't it? I highly doubt PUBG, which is owned by a South Korean company actually, will indulge in something similar. Anyway, apps get hack-tested all the time and it is quite difficult to get away with...
by Trikaal
03 Nov 2018 14:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2207
Views: 266065

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://m.timesofindia.com/world/pakistan/china-says-more-talks-needed-on-economic-aid-for-pakistan/amp_articleshow/66486262.cms China says more talks needed on economic aid for Pakistan BEIJING: China will provide Pakistan with economic aid but more talks will take place to fix the details, a senio...
by Trikaal
03 Nov 2018 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3009
Views: 629327

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

Finally!!!! I have been saying this for so long, that HAL shouldn't get any further orders for Su-30. You can see the results coming already. As I said before, lines can be repurposed, you just need to give enough incentive. Idle employees seems to be that! Any future investment should go into Tejas...
by Trikaal
03 Nov 2018 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2509
Views: 318476

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

Unless one uses symbian, apps ask for your access to your data, browsing history, camera, sms, basically everything. Needless to say the location history search and youtube history is also available. This is just the software part. There is a possibility of backdoors in h/w too. All of that is meta...
by Trikaal
02 Nov 2018 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2509
Views: 318476

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

prasannasimha wrote:Saw PUBG mobile is sponsored by tencent- could be a window for hacking

Doesn't google tests apps to determine whether they are safe before allowing them onto Google Store? I am not sure if you can host an app on Playstore which steals your personal data in background.
by Trikaal
01 Nov 2018 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43953

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Wow that Rakesh Simha article. Not an ounce of shame! "Please don't sanction ud because we are going to buy more stuff from you" with some bluster thrown in. Not one word about making things on our own and instead advocating lurching from one side to another learning nothing from the very...
by Trikaal
31 Oct 2018 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2207
Views: 266065

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Hahaha, Pakis just keep finding ways to cut off their noses. They are selling revenue makers and keeping loss-makers!!! This is Naya Pakistan :rotfl:
by Trikaal
31 Oct 2018 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5098
Views: 971805

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

The LRSAM deal is for the P17A frigates, currently under production. However, the frigates are atleast 4-5 years away from start of delivery. The contracts for the P15B destroyers was signed earlier. the SkyCapture system for the Army seems interesting. Had never heard of such a program. Any more d...
by Trikaal
31 Oct 2018 20:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2512
Views: 397408

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/india-jumps-23-ranks-on-world-bank-ease-of-doing-business-becomes-south-asia-leader/1367980/lite/ India jumps 23 ranks on World Bank Ease of Doing Business; becomes South Asia leader Ease of Doing Business 2019: By improving on six of the ten parameters, Indi...
by Trikaal
28 Oct 2018 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2509
Views: 318476

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

Pathetic! We import every known manufactured product starting with hairclips & clay Ganpatis all the way to tunnel boring machines, and we are thrilled at being offered the opportunity to export commodity agricultural products? You have to start somewhere. We can't be choosy at the moment. Focu...
by Trikaal
27 Oct 2018 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5098
Views: 971805

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Frequency hopping, multi beam, ability to direct power, algo controlled range etc. Linked to a network we will have a formidable net. On the missile front AAD, S400, Barak 8+ ER, Akash, QRSAM, future XRSAM. That is 4 layers of networked missile air defence. We will be spending more and inducting SA...
by Trikaal
26 Oct 2018 01:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2509
Views: 318476

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

Saar, Don't think Cheen has the stomach to see bodybags. Especially with one child norm, no sane parent would like to lose their only child. Cheen has been successfully using economy as a weapon just like they did against Japan or South Korea. When it is going to be real confrontation, Han's will b...
by Trikaal
26 Oct 2018 01:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2207
Views: 266065

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Good news. I was worried they will get the IMF bailout. In return Paks would be expected to send LeT and uniformed-LeT types to Yemen & Syria as cannon fodder. Also take up fist fights with Iran. Which is good news overall. What makes you think they won't go to the IMF? They still need money. T...
by Trikaal
25 Oct 2018 13:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2207
Views: 266065

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/imran-khan-pakistan-out-of-pressure-thanks-to-6-billion-saudi-loan-1937138 Pakistan "Out Of Pressure" Thanks To $6 Billion Saudi Loan: Imran Khan World ANI Imran Khan indicated that "more good news" is in store, as Pakistan is in talk with two more...
by Trikaal
24 Oct 2018 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3009
Views: 629327

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

Prithwiraj wrote:http://www.iai.co.il/2013/32981-49052-en/MediaRoom.aspx

IAI’S ELTA SYSTEMS AWARDED $55 MILLION-CONTRACT FOR FIRE-CONTROL RADARS IN ASIA

Is it for Tejas? Customer name not revealed

Could be for Barak-8's FCR. I think Elta manufactures that too.
by Trikaal
21 Oct 2018 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3009
Views: 629327

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

Unfortunately there is no "them". It is us. Tax payer's money which is funding all of these. It is not HAL, it is MoD who needs to answer. It is not HAL who gets to decide if it likes LCA or F22. MoD has quietly washed off it's hands by just blaming HAL for inefficiency.. and went back to...
by Trikaal
21 Oct 2018 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3009
Views: 629327

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

WTF, about half not having any orders. I mean it has 1) LUH, 2) ka 62, 3)the light turbo prop trainer plane ( forgot it's name), 4) the LCH . 5) HJT 36 6) Tejas. So what I am looking at is nearly 1500 air crafts to be built by hal. And people are saying no orders with HAL. What's wrong with this pi...
by Trikaal
21 Oct 2018 15:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43953

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

I think one thing is clear now, whoever takes the decision to buy F-16 for India now will become politically untouchable. I don't know if any party is willing to torpedo itself. By making public threats, US have forced the Indian hand on both S-400 forst and now on this issue. US know this as well. ...
by Trikaal
20 Oct 2018 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43953

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

chetak wrote:
It will also affect kaveri.

some of the alloys used have been chosen rather unwisely.

Can't we stock up on alloys or buy those from friendly countries like france and russia in case we get sanctioned ?
by Trikaal
20 Oct 2018 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 162427

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

Katare wrote:Not 231 Trikaal 324! Seems you didn’t order your 324 Tejas t-shirt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95TxsfyauCU
Air chief in a presser said IAF wants to recruit 231 Tejas over time. It was a sad day for the '324' t-shirts :(
by Trikaal
19 Oct 2018 12:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 162427

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

But what about the Tejas Mk.2? The planned up-engined, beefed up Tejas variant has hit a bit of a vacuum now, with the IAF all but pronouncing that it won’t be pursuing the type. A contest awarded to GE for the the F414-GE-INS6 turbofan engine hasn’t translated into a contract yet. I don't know wha...
by Trikaal
19 Oct 2018 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3301
Views: 607228

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

jhonny walker has sponsored a film on our mangalyaan project incl perhaps lookalikes of the key people involved including the ISRO chairman. they have called it ISRA to keep from offending ISRO in the film. its far more accurate than what bollywood usually manages if a bit scoutish and clean cut. D...
by Trikaal
19 Oct 2018 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3009
Views: 629327

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

This is not a pride issue, but rather an opportunity issue. Now, one can argue that HAL needs to fulfill the IAF's needs first...but that is a production issue which can be changed. The MoD got bucket loads of cash ($15 - $20 billion at minimum) for 110 MII foreign fighters of which private partner...
by Trikaal
18 Oct 2018 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3009
Views: 629327

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

Kartik wrote:The fit and finish on the Tejas looks really good. Can someone tell which specific SP we are seeing in those pics? I wasn’t able to decipher the SP-X or XX number below the cockpit.

It seems like a two digit number and it was on HAL facility. So I am guessing it is SP-11.
by Trikaal
17 Oct 2018 20:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2512
Views: 397408

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

TL;DR Indian industry needs to compete internationally and export a lot more. This is the only way out of this mess. Until this can happen, the rupee will slide and we will remain a poor country. Exactly, which is why more focus should be on exports. Actually, this is what is being done right now t...
by Trikaal
17 Oct 2018 20:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2512
Views: 397408

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Kashi wrote:
Why can't we do both? Why does it have to be either this or this?

We can and we should, but in a non-confrontational manner. Which means providing incentives, instead of ban threats and market denial. Which brings me back to my first point, import of electronics shouldn't be banned.
by Trikaal
17 Oct 2018 19:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2512
Views: 397408

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

You want India to be the baby sucking the milk bottle in class 12. Meanwhile, India rises five places in global competitive index. No,I want India to compete in fields(manufacturing and others) where we already have an advantage instead of getting into tarrif wars with countries in an attempt to bl...
by Trikaal
17 Oct 2018 17:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2512
Views: 397408

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

In other words, electronic goods are a $5 billion MONTHLY import bill, $72-75 billion a year. That's several squardons of MRCAs and aircraft carriers worth of money going out every year, to feed consumer demand. Sorry, that's a bill we can and should entirely eliminate, and run a surplus in its pla...
by Trikaal
17 Oct 2018 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 162427

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

SaiK wrote:It is 323 324.

Actually, according to Air chief, it's only 231.
by Trikaal
16 Oct 2018 03:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5098
Views: 971805

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

So if we pay for 2-3 in Afghanistan, pukistan can be covered and overlapped from both sides, correct? S-400 is a defensive not an offensive system. I doubt it will even work at all in chase mode, especially when the launced missile/aircraft have a headstart of a 100+km. So covering them from behind...
by Trikaal
16 Oct 2018 03:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2512
Views: 397408

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Since you asked - YOU constructed the strawman of "hatred for chinese phones". Don't bring in such nonsense to this thread. Posters are expected to be aware of nuances and not appeals to emotion. You have a past record of being a thread disrupter and will get even less leeway in this rega...
by Trikaal
15 Oct 2018 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2207
Views: 266065

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

What happens when Pakistan goes dark. Govt falls and Military disintegrates - Islamic State takes over due to rise of poverty and unemployment. The new "Islamic State of Pakistan" will probably get all their loans written off as bad debts. China, Saudi, Qatar, IMF and all other lenders wi...
by Trikaal
15 Oct 2018 00:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2512
Views: 397408

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

They are huge security hazards, apart from the concerns about forex outflow. Security concerns can be addressed by proper examination of models and apps. As for foreign exchange outflow, yes that is true. But isn't that a part of the global trade? Besides, I feel items like mobiles have a multiplie...

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