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by JTull
17 Jun 2018 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1511
Views: 294593

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: 2557
Views: 459952

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: 2383
Views: 267119

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: 1839
Views: 308068

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: 3451
Views: 416122

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: 3451
Views: 416122

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: 1575
Views: 226628

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: 1364
Views: 148888

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: 3451
Views: 416122

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: 868
Views: 173764

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: 775
Views: 97938

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: 2878
Views: 227514

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: 123487

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: 3406
Views: 361487

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: 2557
Views: 459952

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: 123487

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 ...
by JTull
07 Jun 2018 01:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 685
Views: 84022

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Katare, I'll pass up on a response.
by JTull
06 Jun 2018 17:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226628

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Few big players dominating digital payments is a risk, warns RBI The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has a message for Paytm, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, Google Tez and now Facebook. It does not want just a few big companies to dominate India's digital payments sector. In its 'Statement on Developmental and R...
by JTull
06 Jun 2018 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4408
Views: 511765

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Final trials of ‘Dhanush’ underway Testing of indigenous weapons/artillery is in continuous progression at Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer. And this time, first indigenous, long-range artillery gun ‘Dhanush’ (Deshi Bofors) is being tested finally after two years. Developed by Ordnance Facto...
by JTull
06 Jun 2018 14:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 685
Views: 84022

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

As far as foreign shareholding of Banks like ICICI and Axis banks goes, most CT folks comment on the issue in colorful language without understanding the differences in how the shareholding and voting rights work for the Banks. Anyhow all Indian banks are directly governed by RBI and the board's po...
by JTull
06 Jun 2018 01:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 685
Views: 84022

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

The right of shareholders, in unlikely case where disclosers were not sufficient, can be eliminated by the bank by filing for a bankruptcy. Company is an independent entity that sells shares to foreigners so no individual can be held accountable personally. Any criminal negligence suit can only be ...
by JTull
05 Jun 2018 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 97
Views: 6773

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Whose fault is it that the stupid Russkies needed US dollars from us onlee? All would be no problem if they accepted rupees. They can use that to buy our rice and then sell to the chinis who eat lots of rice. If you want to use Western hard currency then don’t do stuff like invading Ukraine. Very u...
by JTull
05 Jun 2018 14:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 685
Views: 84022

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

What is your point? What is arbitrage in regulation? This is OT, but... In the case of ADRs, listing regulations in US must be adhered. If there's any perceived negligence on part of management or supervisory board, lawsuits will be filed in US where the courts will be favourable to give out summar...
by JTull
02 Jun 2018 01:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 685
Views: 84022

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

All the ADR/GDR that banks issued in US/London are non-voting right shares as per RBI rules. The ADR holders does not have a say about anything. The holding bank votes for ADR holders but it has to vote as per the direction of the bank board. In other words the voting rights remains with the Board ...
by JTull
31 May 2018 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3980
Views: 703003

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

nam wrote:Give another 5 years.


OT, but we all know who needs to be given another 5 years for this to happen. Whether it's going to 'happen' or not is unclear to me.
by JTull
29 May 2018 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1511
Views: 294593

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

KaranM sir never heard of this dual band IRST design and development that has been sanctioned by the RM, posting in Tejas thread as am not sure if it is related to MK1A(never heard of IRST request of Tejas) eventhough the link says it is for MKI but it already had IRST so not sure if it is DDM or s...
by JTull
28 May 2018 17:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1433
Views: 182870

Re: India's Power Sector

@Vipul Dave

This reduction in cost over the last decade is even more stark in real terms (factoring in inflation).
by JTull
28 May 2018 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 123921

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

We shouldn't forget that LCA derived MCA will be a different bird from AMCA. Different capabilities! Expecting creep of AMCAesque features in MCA are only going to delay it considerably. Aim is to have an aircraft that'll stop all this talk of F-16/18/gripen/etc.
by JTull
25 May 2018 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 341289

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Nirbhay can do the job of Jag lo-lo missions. Cost of cruise missiles is much lower than cost of aircrafts wrt manufacturing, maintenance, training, etc. Not to mention precious lives of our pilots.
by JTull
25 May 2018 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 341289

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

F125IN is 600pounds lighter than Mk821. And it has FADEC.
by JTull
24 May 2018 17:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226628

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Excise is fixed in Rs and unrelated to crude oil price. Bringing GST on petrol, diesel will lower prices: Devendra Fadnavis Petrol and diesel prices will come down once the centre builds a consensus to bring them under the goods and services tax (GST), Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis sa...
by JTull
23 May 2018 18:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226628

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

arshyam wrote:Swarajya reports that the rural economy is in distress. Sigh.

Rural India Outpaces Urban Spending By The Widest Margin In Five Years


Your comment is opposite of reality. Faster growth in consumption (esp, FMCG related) shows faster growth in disposable income. Please correct!
by JTull
23 May 2018 13:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1511
Views: 294593

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

Seems Shuklaji is cultivating sources at HAL for some long-term aims. We need more data points before we can get an idea about those aims.
by JTull
19 May 2018 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248627

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

+1 to that idea of converting Nashik line to Tejas.
by JTull
18 May 2018 17:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226628

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Vina I have an issue with your contention that it is normal for futures price to be lower than the spot. Let us say, I have one barrel of oil. I sell in the spot market (30 dollars) and collect cash. Take the cash and buy 180 day T Bills and thus lock into a certain amount of interest income. Addit...
by JTull
18 May 2018 17:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226628

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Building a reliable database of the Indian economy The ministry of statistics and programme implementation (Mospi) is often in the news for all the wrong reasons. It is criticised for the poor quality of data, gaps in the data or delays in the release of data. However, several initiatives are progr...
by JTull
18 May 2018 16:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226628

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code is A Winner: Modi’s Gambit Squeezes Cronies, Reducing Bankers’ Haircuts The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) appears likely to deliver in spades for the Modi government, both economically and politically. Not only are many major cases close to resolution, recent r...
by JTull
18 May 2018 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248627

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Cain Marko wrote:What guarantee do we have that the EL 2052 is up to the mark compared to say, the NO 36? How many fighters are equipped with it worldwide?


Counting the Jaguar prototype flown last year, 1 more that N036.
by JTull
17 May 2018 18:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 341289

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

IMD to add 30 Doppler radars in country This should definitely help our air warriors in tricky terrain. It will benefit in determining wind and rain/snow fall. It will really help in advance warning of flash flooding during the monsoon season. They are designed to eliminate large point targets such...

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