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by ragupta
21 Apr 2019 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 729
Views: 176821

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Just ramp Tejas production and stop collecting and eyeing musuem pieces.
by ragupta
21 Apr 2019 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5544
Views: 377358

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Raul Vinci is not the issue his citizenship is the issue - Rahul will claim that he changed his name in the 90's during his study in UK due to the threat surrounding him after Rajiv's death as was being spun in this rag Telegraph https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/broken-rahul-gandhis-t-vinci-cod...
by ragupta
22 Mar 2019 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 90
Views: 17314

Re: Indian Interests_2

The C3 Ecosystem (Congress, Communists & Converters) which prevails in our country today thrives on poverty, and essentially on keeping the Dharmic civilization down. https://myvoice.opindia.com/2018/12/why-the-c3-ecosystem-is-poverty-dependent/ My article on the C3 Ecosystem, Why it Loves Pove...
by ragupta
17 Mar 2019 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 6361

Re: Shri Manohar parrikar condolence thread

God bless his soul. Agree I will remember him for pushing Military reform and clearing path of Tejas induction into IAF.
by ragupta
18 Dec 2018 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3984
Views: 601470

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

It works well, and I guess offer optimized storage. any other sleek design would cut corners on space and may add to cost. we want cheaper, useful and contemporary, I think it fits the goal.
by ragupta
18 Dec 2018 18:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3032
Views: 526869

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Also general amnsesty by closing court cases related to minor crimes, petty thefts and cases over 10 years, which are clogging the system and whose outcome is not going to benefit anyone.
by ragupta
08 Nov 2018 21:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3032
Views: 526869

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Excerpt --- So, should the Govt account be now credited with an additional sum of Rs 8,22,000 crore for it to be spent on whatever it takes a fancy to? Now that is a public finance question. --- This much amount can create a multiplier effect in the economy, what is the point of holding on to this m...
by ragupta
05 May 2018 19:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 676410

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

It is a collasal waste of money, by going for exotic and unnecessary feature, when Army keeps complaining about shortage of money. Soldiers will be better served with smart and functional weapons than with exotic and rarely used feature products.
by ragupta
05 May 2018 19:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 676410

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

If steel based product can provide the same function and performance at a cheaper cost, then it should be used. Except for being light weight, what does it offer. India needs the artillery within its own land mass, so transportation issue can be handled by road and other means. As it is artillery ar...
by ragupta
03 Apr 2018 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2639
Views: 531680

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

Mig29K has following issues

In a 2016 report, India's national auditor CAG criticized the aircraft due to defects in engines, airframes and fly-by-wire systems
40 engines (62%) being rejected/withdrawn from service due to design defects

Source: wikipedia.
by ragupta
02 Apr 2018 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4641
Views: 832723

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

On flat rating. From wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_rated When an engine is Flat rated it means that an engine of high Horsepower rating is constrained to a lower horsepower rating. The engine output in this case will always remain the same, but when atmospheric conditions such as high te...
by ragupta
02 Apr 2018 03:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 212929

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

What else can one desire more from a fighter? Many more things of course: 1. western sensors and multi-sensor fusion software 2. able to land on basketball field, 3. western missiles and PGM 4. 4000km range with 8 tonne payload 5. Invisible on RF, IR, Visual band 6. must cost at least $0.15 Billion...
by ragupta
01 Apr 2018 21:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 212929

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

Waiting for anyone to hold development of Tejas Mk2 would be criminal conspiracy against the country and development of MIC. For the requirement - ADA/HAL should move with the existing known requirement with Mirage 2000 Baseline, that IAF wanted as their MCA not long time ago, along with what they h...
by ragupta
30 Mar 2018 20:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 852538

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

Countries using F-16/Gripen-E do not have Rafale or SU-MKI, so it makes sense for them to have one plane loaded with all bells and whistles. So F-16 engine size, power and load has been increasing, so that should not be a standard for airforce that has Su-30MKI and Rafale. Demanding everything in Mk...
by ragupta
30 Mar 2018 19:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 852538

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

I don't think this is the same as the Arjun saga. IAF has in the past very specifically asked for F-16/Gripen/Rafale . As long as Tejas Mk2 stays in the weight category of these fighters and delivers endurance/combat specs of the same range, IAF will have no reason to reject it. What's new is that ...
by ragupta
29 Mar 2018 21:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 212929

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

IAF wants to induct 201Mark 2 Tejas jets, which will have additional capabilities such as better range than the Mark 1and 1A. “The Mark 2 will have qualities like the Gripen and Mirage fighters and will be called Medium Combat Aircraft instead of LCA,” one of the officials said. Excerpt: "...T...
by ragupta
29 Mar 2018 21:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 852538

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

Requirement - 42 squadron
Tejas planned (324) - 20 squadron at 16/S
Su-MKI - (274) - 16 plus squadron, get 2 more squadron + upgrade.
Rafale - (36 + 36) = 4 squadron.
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The above takes care of the requirement.
by ragupta
29 Mar 2018 19:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 852538

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

Shiv, Look at the picture, from what I see, they are sleeves carrying fiber optic strands, that are themselves color coded for easy identification, Color is easier to identify than reading tags to find a particular cable. Well, I was just pointing my observation rather than trying to be smartass, th...
by ragupta
29 Mar 2018 19:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 852538

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

In the video all the cables are using same color tape. it would be nice to use color coded tapes to reduce error and make it easier on the assembly Engineers. In fact they should use colored cables too. Hope this is introduced with Mk1A. I am sure this will bring down the maintainance time as well....
by ragupta
29 Mar 2018 19:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 852538

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

In the video all the cables are using same color tape. it would be nice to use color coded tapes to reduce error and make it easier on the assembly Engineers. In fact they should use colored cables too. Hope this is introduced with Mk1A. I am sure this will bring down the maintainance time as well....
by ragupta
29 Mar 2018 03:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 852538

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

In the video all the cables are using same color tape. it would be nice to use color coded tapes to reduce error and make it easier on the assembly Engineers.
In fact they should use colored cables too.
Hope this is introduced with Mk1A. I am sure this will bring down the maintainance time as well.
by ragupta
27 Mar 2018 23:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 852538

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

They showed the cockpit, mentioned it to be the most advanced among all the fighters that IAF flies today. the m2k was the basis and inspiration for LCA, that had analog controls, Tejas is completely digital.
by ragupta
27 Mar 2018 23:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 852538

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

zeenews has a show on Tejas, it is currently on. The recording was done a day before sp-9 flight, they show the building of sp10 in the same hanger.
the empty weight mentioned is 6.5t and weapon 3.5t. 10 month to build one plane from start to handover.
12000 total parts to assemble.
by ragupta
18 Feb 2018 23:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3032
Views: 526869

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

As for the free birds in UK and USA do what Mossad does with terrorists ^Idiotic. What happens to entrepreneurs who try but fail? Do they need to be hunted down like criminals? Mallya etc are just the tip, the rot is due to the statist, communist policies that ensure insidious corruption throughout...
by ragupta
17 Jan 2018 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2784
Views: 420270

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

abhik wrote:Lol, from one of the comments on the spike missile article


exactly what seems to be happening with Arjun and all other indigenous products, hillarious but many times true :-)
by ragupta
16 Jan 2018 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3583
Views: 282973

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

From religion activity to education and talent is no difference for you. Obviously their is political compulsion to totally take away the money and use it somewhere else. it could be easily considered as part of the overall social benefit provided to citizens. It has to go in step wise manner.
by ragupta
12 Jan 2018 22:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 806507

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

A better idea would be to take up land accross the trans harbor and build a township, where they can support few thousand Navy families. There are several such township, with malls, hospitals and schools, sports facility etc near Mumbai. They can expedite the development by leasing and sub contracti...
by ragupta
20 Sep 2017 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 62633

Re: The Rohingya Menace

That is between BD and Myanmar -- India needs to only make sure the Rohingyas do not enter Indian territory. India can facilitate dialogue between Myanmar and BD to allow these wannabe jihadis back into Rakhine, and that is what the Indian govt. seems to be doing at this point. ++, that should be t...
by ragupta
15 Aug 2017 22:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 679996

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I have heard stories about lot of cash entering cooperative banks. While RBI did not accept cash from cooperative banks for a long time. These banks have been accused of helping powerful money bags. In recent past that was permitted resulting in friendly relations between Uddhav and DF. Many people...
by ragupta
15 Aug 2017 20:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 679996

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Did 80 odd people die, who but for demonetization, would have been alive? Really. I don't remember any such specific clear-cut cases. I do remember within the just the first 10-20 days the usual suspects starting with Kejriwal gang were mouthing 100 dead, 120 dead etc and having arguments with repo...
by ragupta
14 Aug 2017 21:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 534015

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Other then the dead 80 odd people there is not much hope demonitisation has given which looking back was a political decision , If you are on the street you know you are back to square one , Neither the politician or the builder/business lobby lost their black money they made in into white with hel...
by ragupta
13 Aug 2017 19:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 402656

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

ArjunPandit wrote:Now this is where Indian mic involved with Arjun should step up ... Even false they should have come all guns blazing against t 90.. Humiliated it and released a tfta video and used nationalistic fervor to do the rest..
If not anything this doesn't do anything worse to Arjun the tank


++100%
by ragupta
04 Aug 2017 07:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 717
Views: 101206

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

My own personal experiences and those of my immediate family members say otherwise. A vast majority of doctors are just interested in making money by any means possible and have little concern about welfare of patients. Now please do not try to justify doctors by saying how poor souls are overworke...
by ragupta
27 Jul 2017 01:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 679996

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Another ban this time of Rs 2000 would encourage people not to hoard cash. This habit will die slowly, but shock treatment on a regular basis will get rid of this evil.
by ragupta
27 Jul 2017 01:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 679996

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Govt stays firm, refuses to reopen note swap window ........the Centre on Monday firmly said that no new opportunity would be given for the exchange of the outlawed currency as it could be misused.Centre on Monday firmly said that no new opportunity would be given for the exchange of the outlawed c...
by ragupta
25 Jul 2017 20:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 503
Views: 65515

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

This Gadkari guy seems to be a classic Luddite. Saw a report in today's Al-Hundi where he pompously declared that "We wont allow driverless cars in India as it will lead to job losses" . He claimed that 55 Lakhs (i.e. 5.5 million ) drivers will be needed in India. Think of it. An entire p...
by ragupta
21 Jul 2017 20:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 676410

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/fake-chinese-spares-for-indigenised-bofors-guns-cbi-fir/articleshow/59702371.cms Fake Chinese spares for indigenised Bofors guns: CBI FIR NEW DELHI: China-made parts camouflaged as 'Made in Germany' found their way to the production line of indigenised Bofors...
by ragupta
13 Jul 2017 19:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 717
Views: 101206

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Petrol pump theft caught in Yogi Adityanath crackdown in Uttar Pradesh had chips imported from China; mastermind caught in Karnataka http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/petrol-pump-theft-caught-in-yogi-adityanath-crackdown-in-uttar-pradesh-had-chips-imported-from-china-mastermind-caught-in-ka...

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