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by JTull
25 Mar 2020 04:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332854

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://twitter.com/centerofright/status/1242467538904043520?s=20 https://twitter.com/Iyervval/status/1242461783014555649?s=20 https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.21.001586v1.full.pdf Corona virus has entered India thru travellers from Italy, Spain, UK and USA. If it is virulent in all ...
by JTull
24 Mar 2020 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664632

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Rakesh wrote:Kartik posted earlier that it was Line 2 or did I read that incorrectly?


This is quoted by Anantha Krishnan. I'd believe him over anyone, other than an insider, on this matter. You could DM him on teetar.
by JTull
24 Mar 2020 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664632

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Rakesh wrote:Thanks Vamsee!

BTW, does anyone know from which production line SP-17 (formerly SP-21) came out from?

I need to add that on the first page. Thanks.


LCA Division https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/nation/2020/03/17/first-tejas-foc-fighter-upgraded-features.html
by JTull
23 Mar 2020 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 202903

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

neural nets are just one technique of AI.

Machine learning is a better term for what is being sold around the world as AI. Most of it is just bayesian statistics.
by JTull
20 Mar 2020 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70982

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Will these negevs be imports? Or will they be manufactured here at adani(formerly punj llyod) facility in collaboration with IWI? That is the question. The report mentions that many more LMGs are required and will be part of 'Make In India'. This would imply that the initial lot will be import and ...
by JTull
20 Mar 2020 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664632

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Seems SP-21, will be renumbered to 17. https://twitter.com/zone5aviation/status/1239945898920005632?s=20 Are they numbered out of sequence? Logically this batch of fighters should have started at LA-5017, right? Unless the trainers are supposed to fill in the gaps, but usually two-seaters get a diff...
by JTull
18 Mar 2020 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236994

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

OFB exports its newly developed 52-calibre barrels to Bofors. The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), which is celebrating its 219th foundation day on Wednesday, has exported its newly developed 52-calibre barrel for 155 mm artillery guns to Bofors Test Center , its chairman Hari Mohan said. He said that...
by JTull
18 Mar 2020 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Rakesh wrote:Photo of the first single seat Rafale is out!!

Serials numbers of single seaters start with BS...

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9282tilg7D ... 3bcziera5b


Link is not working!
by JTull
18 Mar 2020 19:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

This is an executive function. SC is messing with the entire economy, without any accountability to public. If govt has a plan, then let them implement it. Otherwise, you'll have lot more Yes Banks!
by JTull
18 Mar 2020 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332854

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

IndraD wrote:Finally UK closing all schools and entering lockdown after massive damage done


Only Wales and Scotland, so far.
by JTull
17 Mar 2020 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664632

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

ravikr wrote:#JustIn
VIDEO #Tejas #SP21 on its maiden flight. @akananth#Tarmak007 #LCA #FlyingBullets


https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1239824804758220800


So tiny! Couldn't locate it until it started rolling. Looks like a 1000ft take-off.
by JTull
16 Mar 2020 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2635
Views: 613710

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

How did the PM embark on and off the AC? On a helicopter? If that can fly, then surely the Migs could have flown.
by JTull
13 Mar 2020 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648856

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Isn't the 10Km NFZ only applicable to IB and not to LOC?
by JTull
07 Mar 2020 21:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It is a capital adequacy issue known for a while. They had extended dodgy loans in the past. RBI had previously replaced the CEO with an administrator who was ex-CFO of SBI. Seems like SBI will invest in it and eventually take over. We can expect things will be normal in couple of months. It is now...
by JTull
06 Mar 2020 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3527
Views: 609630

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

Fair question! It would have been easier for Uttam AESA to compete against Bars than an imported AESA in Tejas. But, I'm more concerned about production. We're still struggling with scale issues for desi seeker. Even if we qualify Uttam, do we have the capacity to equip the entire Su-30MKI and LCA v...
by JTull
06 Mar 2020 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 202903

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

Fan-art! MWF will have retractable AAR probe, so won't be after-burning with it extended, not to mention the heavy load-out.
by JTull
06 Mar 2020 15:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The Reserve Bank of India -supersedes-yes-bank-board-caps-withdrawals-at-rs-50000 Can any one explain in layman terms what did Yes bank do, and why Reserve Bank had to take this action? Has RBI taken longer time to recommend this action, or this was the right to cap the withdrawals? It is a capital...
by JTull
05 Mar 2020 17:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://in.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-property/chinas-property-tax-will-be-city-based-with-minimum-tax-free-threshold-senior-lawmaker-idINKCN1QV0V1 China has piloted this in Shanghai has a property tax of 1.2% of building value or 12% of annual rental income. This may be expanded/adopt...
by JTull
04 Mar 2020 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852188

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL is first to plant stories in the media if things aren't going it's way. They're mum on LCH and Tejas Mk1A. That tells you everything.
by JTull
03 Mar 2020 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 948537

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

https://www.isro.gov.in/gslv-f10-gisat-1/launch-kit F10 mission has a new 4m diameter Ogive Payload Fairing for 2268kg payload. Previous missions has a 3.4m dia fairing. F11 mission had a 2250kg payload but used 0.5t extra propellant mass in CUS15. This time the target velocity will be achieved abo...
by JTull
28 Feb 2020 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538929

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Dassault is trying to shift Reliance stake in the joint venture to GOI/HAL. There is really no realistic chance of it winning the 114 aircraft order without them as partners.
by JTull
24 Feb 2020 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852188

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

LCH has IR Suppression System from WR Davis Engineering. I'm sure HAL can integrate with Rudra too if services require it.
by JTull
21 Feb 2020 21:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943789

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Admins, not sure if this is the right thread, so please move if you deem so. Thx India lists 38 drug raw materials for which it wants to end dependence on China The Modi government has drawn up a list of 38 drug raw materials that it wants locally produced in a bid to end the country’s dependence on...
by JTull
20 Feb 2020 15:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236994

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Aditya_V wrote:If Athos deal goes through the Govt will be in trouble.


This is line in the sand moment. It'll be absolute opposite of national interests being paramount. They'll surely lose my vote!
by JTull
20 Feb 2020 04:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Adrija, your assertion on govt having first claim is not evidenced in RCOM bankruptcy proceedings. Secondly, license migration indeed required specified fee on AGR, but definition of AGR has been revised 2-3 times (DoT may claim that it has clarified instead of revised), with latest one issued in 20...
by JTull
19 Feb 2020 14:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

If the company becomes insolvent then DoT can stand in the queue like everyone else to gets its share. Not before. Government dues take first priority. Rest everyone has to que up. For taxes, yes. I'm not so sure about license fees as they may be treated like royalties, which probably one of the lo...
by JTull
19 Feb 2020 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3527
Views: 609630

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

Thanks for the details.

Podded version allows faster deployment, while structural changes are slowly phased in fleet wide.

It will also allow for (aerodynamic studies allowing) deployment on other aircraft, viz, Tejas, Mig-29, M2K.
by JTull
19 Feb 2020 13:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Buddy, a company can do anything with cash on its balance sheet. It can buy assets or it can spend on employees, it can retire debt or it can return it to its equity investors. There is a cost to all these avenues (except perhaps debt retirement). Either GST, dividend tax, income tax, etc. If assets...
by JTull
18 Feb 2020 20:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

‘Telecom Not The Core Business Of Either GAIL, OIL Or PowerGrid, AGR Ruling Not Applicable To Non-Telco PSUs’: Pradhan https://swarajyamag.com/insta/telecom-not-the-core-business-of-either-gail-oil-or-powergrid-agr-ruling-not-applicable-to-non-telco-psus-pradhan via @swarajyamag Essentially, this r...
by JTull
18 Feb 2020 20:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

For those who think that telcos are not paying anything to GoI, pls checkout this link.

Bharti Airtel (India) paid following License fee / Spectrum charges
in 2017-18: 5,563.0 crore
in 2018-19: 4,946.5 crore
by JTull
18 Feb 2020 19:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

JTull, it's unfortunately not so black and white- where did the telecom companies get the original money from to invest in these towers/ office blocks if it was not telecom revenue? These telecom companies started with only one asset- the telecom license and the associated right to use the spectrum...
by JTull
18 Feb 2020 16:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

what's your point. CAG made findings, the SC ruled in favor of the govt, enforced the ruling under threat of contempt of court, telecoms are paying/have paid up. SC ruling on final appeal only came recently. No point in getting riled up! maybe motabhai has had his way. If so, it's all in a day's wo...
by JTull
18 Feb 2020 16:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

BTW, what is not being reported as aggressively is the following: GST Council to take up Rs 35,000 crore refund for telecom companies Telecom companies won’t get input tax credit refund of Rs 36,000 crore Telcos are paying following to govt: 1. License fee 2. Service tax 3. GST reclaim not allowed 4...
by JTull
18 Feb 2020 15:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Please read my previous post again. Let me repeat: All companies have regularly deposited their license fee for their direct telecom business. When universal licenses were handed out, the licensing fine-print included fee liability on ALL revenues (including non-telecom). Airtel, Idea, Vodafone avai...
by JTull
18 Feb 2020 14:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

This is not correct. License fee was set as a percentage of gross revenues. Telcos are already depositing all telecom revenue based fee. DoT is demanding that gross revenues should include all revenues, not just from the calls. For example, if the telco had 2 other companies leasing it's tower then ...

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