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by JTull
20 Aug 2018 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116042

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Philip, by all accounts LCA-Navy is much further along in development than Sea-Gripen, which exists only on paper. If LCA-N is being rejected by IN then Sea-Gripen has same shortcomings. That said, I support the idea of ski-jump on our amphibious assault ships. That's what Navies on a diet do. Juan ...
by JTull
16 Aug 2018 14:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1493
Views: 194878

Re: India's Power Sector

India to test gas-fired plants as ‘peakers’ to supply uninterrupted power supply Gas-fired power plants can be useful when solar-fired generation peters and coal plants take time to begin their operations. India will test a plan to operate its underutilised natural gas-fired power generators as “pe...
by JTull
15 Jul 2018 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505720

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Chamber pressure increased from 58 bar to 62 bar.
by JTull
14 Jul 2018 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3348
Views: 322249

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

https://twitter.com/DefProdnIndia/status/1015454212971323392 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DheeNi1V4AAyemc.jpg I find this tweet an insult. Wtf were they doing while importing 1000s earlier. Any idiot can "indigenise" once production run is finished. Is overhauling work the new goal of Make...
by JTull
12 Jul 2018 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406254

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

KBDagha wrote:HAL readies Tejas SP-10 for first flight...

Read more at: https://english.manoramaonline.com/news ... light.html


Great details about the Trainers, FOC specs, and the fact that SP-21 parts have already started getting loaded onto the assembly line.
by JTull
12 Jul 2018 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4361
Views: 717512

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Could Jags be considered instead of Mig-29s? We've lot more local knowledge about the internals.
by JTull
10 Jul 2018 16:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1493
Views: 194878

Re: India's Power Sector

Theo_Fidel wrote: As India gets older electricity needs will go down, etc.


This does not include impending switch of automotive sector from fossil fuels to electricity.
by JTull
09 Jul 2018 13:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1493
Views: 194878

Re: India's Power Sector

Learned beepul one thing that I never understood is if we are able to build 700 MW reactors why not proliferate them instead of buying from elsewhere ? Is it the fuel guarantee thing or shivalik syndrome or something else here at play ? One reason is that the capital cost upfront is very high even ...
by JTull
05 Jul 2018 17:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2445
Views: 286905

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

For a nation like India, everything is required, it's not either that or this. We need Bullet trains, We need Train 18, 20, whatever, we need passanger trains and we need hyperloop and even Maglev. As time passes and Maglev becomes economical even that's required in India. The commie mindset of deb...
by JTull
28 Jun 2018 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406254

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

Kakarat wrote:It seems SP-6 has been deputed for flight testing with ADA


Seems SP aircraft will be getting some FOC related upgrades. SP-6 is probably the test article.
by JTull
27 Jun 2018 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505720

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

The NAVIC signal is transmitted in the L5 & S bands. The current smartphone GPS receivers are usually single frequency and receive the GPS signal in the L1/E1 band. Dual frequency receiver chips for smartphones supporting both L1/E1 & L5/E5 are just starting to become available as Galileo a...
by JTull
27 Jun 2018 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4153
Views: 607545

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

So, when they say Chakra sonar dome was damaged, it means the actual hydrophone was damaged, and not some sort of hull casing?
by JTull
27 Jun 2018 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505720

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Hubble provides the largest bang for the buck in terms of science per dollar. Putting a man on the moon by contrast no longer holds any major propaganda or scientific value. It's an expensive waste. Who even remembers China put a man in space and landed a Rover on the moon? What if a anything was g...
by JTull
26 Jun 2018 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505720

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Correct. Launch and successful insertion in orbit of Mangalyaan gathered more news than the pictures it sends now. Same for Chandrayaan. There's a place for science while it's another thing to capture a nation's imagination. A radio-imaging of distant galaxies is quite common now. Optical-imaging ha...
by JTull
26 Jun 2018 16:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 740557

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Don't know if 12 additional P8I are to be procured or not. We always had the option for 4 more built into the original contract. Maybe Boing is now offering 12 more, at the same terms. . Jan 13, 2018: Navy may acquire more ‘submarine killers’ Boeing P-8I: Admiral Lanba The Navy had ordered eight P-...
by JTull
26 Jun 2018 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

My question on the last page went 1 step further then just the Apache's for the IAF. Apart from the Apache, IAF is projected to get 65 LCH as well. In fact from the current 15 LSP LCH that are being produced, 10 are meant for IAF and only 5 for IA. In total the projected IAF requirement for attack ...
by JTull
23 Jun 2018 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406254

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

Over 1000 sorties by the squadron SP aircraft and 4000 others. That's shows how safe and reliable it is.
by JTull
22 Jun 2018 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4153
Views: 607545

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Some questions from a good old mango man. (Please do not laugh) Is INS Arihant an all-electric drive of mechanical drive ? Will the other ships be all-electric drive of mechanical drive ? Does all-electric drive submarines have electric cells ? I believe that some phoren nuclear submarines also hav...
by JTull
22 Jun 2018 02:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2445
Views: 286905

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

One gripe is why English media converts crores to millions and billions. Let Rupees be counted in thousands of crores.
by JTull
21 Jun 2018 17:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 740557

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Chota Ambani is the biggest hindrance to desh! His corruption and subservience to Chinese banks and Energy generation equipment-suppliers is unparalleled.
by JTull
21 Jun 2018 17:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505720

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Give tax break for Navic compatible phones and it'll be even faster!
by JTull
21 Jun 2018 16:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4361
Views: 717512

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Is this something that we necessarily need Gromov's help with? Would a used Boeing 747 serve the purpose? Or is it really the Gromov/TSAGI expertise that we need? The flying test bed is chock full of instruments and has the safety of three other engines. And to build a flying test bed for one engin...
by JTull
17 Jun 2018 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406254

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

It's basic knowledge that every optionality has a price. Whether we want to pay for that must be determined in advance. It's also a fact that not all options that are paid for need to be exercised. Indian negotiators are tasked to minimise the price of deal at hand because in the end that'll be scru...
by JTull
15 Jun 2018 14:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505720

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Does anybody know why S200 boosters on GSLV Mk3 have a burn time of 130 seconds, but separate after 150 seconds? I vaguely remember a discussion here - that was because they wanted to be sure of the aerodynamic stability of the new design (side-by-side) instead of stacked stages. Once the 2nd (core...
by JTull
14 Jun 2018 13:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2445
Views: 286905

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Do the trains on Mumbai - Delhi route still get delayed a lot once they get close to Mathura? I remember that it used to be a nightmare. It was quite common to lose 1 to 2 hrs.
by JTull
13 Jun 2018 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331108

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

Kersi wrote:
ramana wrote:So, how is the Hardened Air Shelter(HAS) program going for the IAF to upgrade aircraft hangers?



Can we discuss this issue on k e r s i k d o t i w a l l a a t r e d i f f m a i l d o t c o m ?


Again you're trying to get not-so-public information. Why do you need this?
by JTull
13 Jun 2018 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

ArjunPandit wrote:The only positive thing is something will come on time.


What time are you talking about? Care to elaborate?
LCH is on schedule, by all accounts. And it will be faster to operationalise due to commonalities with Rudra and Dhruv. Apaches will require completely new logistics and armaments.
by JTull
13 Jun 2018 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

6 new Apache helicopters "approved" by US govt for $930mln. :eek: :shock: Wonder if IAF and IA think each of these are equal to 5 or 6 LCH?
by JTull
12 Jun 2018 15:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1852
Views: 281682

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Regarding the applicability of IBC to power gencos: UDAY scheme: Discoms cut losses, but their dues to Gencos mount Electricity distribution companies (discoms) under the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme may have reduced their financial losses by Rs 17,352 crore or 50% annually by March-...
by JTull
12 Jun 2018 13:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172882

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

he has to take first leg of his travel outside India to country of dual citizenship using Indian passport and from thereon using his second passport. Otherwise immigration authorities get alerted he has entered and exiting using different passports. mumbai -> dubai : Indian passport dubai -> belgiu...
by JTull
12 Jun 2018 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

You can run but you can't hide. There's nothing more awe-inspiring than air armour! I'll distribute mithai when 50 LCH fly over Rajpath on Republic Day. That'll stop all enemy designs at the border.
by JTull
11 Jun 2018 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 873
Views: 177708

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Thanks. Didn't mean to steal your thunder (on LCA thread).

Seems everyone missed this at the DefExpo.
by JTull
08 Jun 2018 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 107713

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Makes sense. No way GOI would have overlooked the good work done by L&T especially after the considerable investment in setting up their shipyard. L&T shipyard has little role in SSBN project. Hull components are built in Gujarat. It would be a travesty if SSN project goes the same way. Rus...
by JTull
08 Jun 2018 16:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 231268

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Karthik S wrote:Hoping to see a massive cable stayed suspension bridge in India, with main span in top 5 in the world. Brahmaputra with its width could easily be a potential location.


Doesn't the sea link in Mumbai have a cable suspension bridge?
by JTull
08 Jun 2018 16:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1024
Views: 124763

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Very timely. Indian telcos may well lose by winning https://www.livemint.com/rf/Image-621x414/LiveMint/Period2/2018/06/08/Photos/Processed/g_m2m_telecom_web-kO9C--621x414@LiveMint.jpg Kotak Institutional Equities has an interesting report that draws parallels between the famous dollar auction game a...
by JTull
08 Jun 2018 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3468
Views: 385567

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=179858 Army Persons to buy Personal Clothing The Seventh Pay Commission has awarded monetary compensation to jawans for allowing purchase of personal clothing items of uniform to be purchased under arrangement to be made by the Army. An annual remun...
by JTull
08 Jun 2018 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505720

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

^^^(-1) BTW if you want to check your clock (or your computer/iPhone's) against NPL standard, maintained by CSIR -- You can check it here <NPL's clock> (few dozen milliseconds delay due to the signal reaches you over internet but accurate within .1 second or so). You can set "time.nplindia.org...
by JTull
07 Jun 2018 12:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1024
Views: 124763

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

One of thing that bothers me about this race to the bottom in mobile subscription charges is how sustainable they are. With unlimited calling plans incl 1Gb data available for Rs150 per month, if every Indian (1.3bln) has one mobile sim, the total revenues are ~$35bln p.a. And they're only going to ...

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