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by Suraj
16 Aug 2018 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 586
Views: 44654

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Turkey external debt situation in one picture:
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by Suraj
16 Aug 2018 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 39
Views: 729

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

The morning of May 12 1998 was the day I really had any sort of geopolitical awakening. I was still a youngster then, unlike some of the more wizened vets of BRF. Didn't see TV the previous evening and didn't know what happened until the paper came in next morning with the news emblazoned all over t...
by Suraj
16 Aug 2018 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 960
Views: 89675

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I found the old BRIC paper. It projected India's GDP as $2.1 trillion in 2020. We're at $2.7 trillion as of 2017 . So, as I mentioned, we're ahead of projections by quite a bit. By 2020 we're more likely to be where we were projected to be in 2025. Also, note that this is all despite the Rupee conti...
by Suraj
16 Aug 2018 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 960
Views: 89675

Re: Understanding the US- Again

They are probably far out of date, and I think we did better than those projections, as of present date :) I will have to dig and see if I can find them.
by Suraj
16 Aug 2018 06:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278767

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

GDP Growth Pictured

From 1950-2017, with exponential growth curve shown as dotted line:
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Post liberalization GDP growth:
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by Suraj
16 Aug 2018 05:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 960
Views: 89675

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Excellent post from Rudradev. As far as size of economy goes, well that depends on the measure. By one measure (PPP), India is already the 3rd largest economy in the world by a long distance, and has been so for years now. What's more interesting in the late 2020s is that the US will, at least by on...
by Suraj
16 Aug 2018 03:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278767

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

A lot of Ayushman Bharat's design is based on Rajasthan's Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana , the most effective state level implementation of a basic universal healthcare system. As has been proven time and again, the best way to implement an effect system is to implement and finetune something at a s...
by Suraj
15 Aug 2018 23:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278767

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Ayushman Bharat webpage: Ayushman Bharat is National Health Protection Scheme Salient Features * Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission will have a defined benefit cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year. * Benefits of the scheme are portable across the country and a beneficiary covere...
by Suraj
15 Aug 2018 07:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278767

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Services export data is out for June, completing Q1 figures . Sustained strong performance with $50 billion in exports in Q1 and $18 billion surplus . On track for $200-210 billion for the year: RBI services export data June 2018 Meanwhile July merchandise exports maintain mid teens growth rate to t...
by Suraj
15 Aug 2018 01:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4372
Views: 307232

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

I have no idea about how good our overall track and field contingent is at AG level right now. We did do well at the Asian Athletics Championship and even topped the tally in the last edition . Not sure how well that correlates to capability in the next 2 weeks. Athletics is increasingly dominated b...
by Suraj
15 Aug 2018 01:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278767

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

USD is probably like the 'cash component' of the account. As for CNY, I would guess it's because that it's because it's not a freely traded currency and maintains a tight peg against the USD. I have no idea about what the Koreans or Taiwanese are doing in the EM index. They're also present in the MS...
by Suraj
14 Aug 2018 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2058
Views: 243822

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

ALL Indian currency is printed by by the Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL) . No notes were printed abroad even during Demonetization. The last time notes were printed abroad was in ~1998, when the American Banknote Company and the British De La Rue company printed R...
by Suraj
14 Aug 2018 23:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4372
Views: 307232

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

AG should be interesting. My thoughts: 1. Mirabai Chanu gets to take on her main world level competitors - the Thai, Indonesians and Chinese, and see if she can still win gold. A Thai won the Olympic gold and Mirabai won the subsequent world championship beating a Thai. Also an indicator of what she...
by Suraj
14 Aug 2018 19:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278767

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

No, EM classes have tiers and weights. It's not just one large basket where everyone has equal weighting. No one with any sense has TSP and Greece weighted the same as India or China in any EM asset class basket. Here's an example of the MSCI EM Currency Index . INR gets the highest weightage after ...
by Suraj
14 Aug 2018 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172558

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Well allowing khalistanis to organize event is one way to deal with India. Only a matter of time before the Empty-stanis realize their beloved Stockholm Syndrome-affected hosts (after all the vast majority of those dead in AI182 were Canadian and British) no longer have the economic or geopolitical...
by Suraj
14 Aug 2018 19:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278767

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Short term market sentiment only. The Turks are getting pounded, and 'emerging market' in general as a result. See the news above.

Added: Great explanation from Uttam.
by Suraj
14 Aug 2018 02:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278767

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India's retail inflation drops to a nine-month low of 4.2% in July Retail price inflation dropped to a nine-month low of 4.17 per cent in July from 4.92 per cent in the previous month, a five-month high, prompting the monetary policy committee (MPC) to hike policy rate for the second time in a row....
by Suraj
13 Aug 2018 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172558

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

This is an ongoing tit for tat game in progress. Bay Area Khalistanis drive around with 'Free Jaggi' stickers on the back of their cars. Seen them around here. And no, they aren't talking about the political-economy contributor at Swarajyamag, but this guy: India rejects UK leniency plea for terrori...
by Suraj
11 Aug 2018 22:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317514

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Guwahati Airport Reports Highest Growth Among Top Airports In India, Climbs Table To Eighth Busiest Airport Guwahati’s Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBIA) has reported a growth of 31 per cent in passenger movement over the last one year according to data from the Airports Auth...
by Suraj
10 Aug 2018 20:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317514

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

This is the CivAv thread. Let's not get sidetracked discussing Aussie and Singapore economic structures :)
by Suraj
10 Aug 2018 09:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317514

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Singapore-London is not quite point to point. That's one half of a very special route - the Kangaroo Route . This is very much hub and spoke, since Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane etc all feed into Singapore and thence to London. That's why one sees vast numbers of Aussies in Singapore airport. There ar...
by Suraj
08 Aug 2018 23:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278767

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

S Gurumurthy appointed as part-time RBI director The government has appointed S Gurumurthy, editor of Tamil political weekly Thuglak as a part-time director in the Reserve Bank of India. Swaminathan Gurumurthy has been appointed for a period of four years, along with Satish Marathe, founder of Saha...
by Suraj
07 Aug 2018 20:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1493
Views: 194562

Re: India's Power Sector

Related story from econ thread: NPA crisis at Indian banks is mostly because of bad loan concentration in this one sector: Power India’s government seems intent on abandoning good ideas for dealing with the country’s banking crisis and encouraging bad ones. Perhaps that shouldn’t be surprising, give...
by Suraj
07 Aug 2018 02:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317514

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

AI does appear to fly DEL-BOM occasionally using both 787s and at least in the past 747s, according to this . These are pure domestics, not tag ons. But all recent history for the listed flight numbers are A321s. Higher capacity than A320s, but still not a widebody. They don't appear to have enough ...
by Suraj
07 Aug 2018 00:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317514

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Well, most of the Chini flights are in a geographical area not much larger than ours. Their annual passenger traffic is 550M passengers in 2017. We were at almost 150M for 2017-18. Airframe ratio and passenger traffic ratio are almost on par. Always best to have the equal area map in mind when talki...
by Suraj
07 Aug 2018 00:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317514

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Yes the masses of 737s approach is somewhat shortsighted. I get the 'Southwest/RyanAir Model' and all the benefits of standardizing on one model. The logistical tail of multiple models is complex to manage. However, there's going to be a hard limit on just how many planes one can park and fling in t...
by Suraj
06 Aug 2018 21:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4372
Views: 307232

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

A memorable win's a memorable win. Especially when it involves juniors for whom inspiration towards greater things is built upon any news-making accomplishment. Give those kids their time to rejoice rather than get in the way with such details. Sporting success is built upon intangible inspirations,...
by Suraj
06 Aug 2018 08:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317514

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

It already hit 24M passengers LAST year, and is reporting a ridiculous 35% !!! growth rate for Q1 this year. At 30% for full year, thats over 31M pax for current fiscal year. Japan was the sole operator of the 747SR . Never flown them. I did fly JAL domestic 777 between Tokyo and Osaka (HND-ITM list...
by Suraj
06 Aug 2018 06:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317514

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

June 2018 and Q1 fiscal 2018-19 passenger traffic data is available on aai.aero now. Passenger traffic is Annexure 3 data. General traffic data is here on their site Aircraft movement is Annexure 2 . Bangalore numbers stand out. Considering April-June is the weakest quarter of traffic and tourism, ...
by Suraj
04 Aug 2018 22:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4372
Views: 307232

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Sjoerd Marijne is doing a good job as ladies hockey coach. The ladies team was hardly the best in Asia even a short 1-2 years ago. Now they're able to handle muscular teams like UK and USA . Irish are stronger than their ranking suggests - they have won their semifinal against Spain, again in shooto...
by Suraj
04 Aug 2018 21:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278767

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

NPA crisis at Indian banks is mostly because of bad loan concentration in this one sector: Power India’s government seems intent on abandoning good ideas for dealing with the country’s banking crisis and encouraging bad ones. Perhaps that shouldn’t be surprising, given that the bureaucrats don’t ye...
by Suraj
04 Aug 2018 21:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4372
Views: 307232

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Sindhu's going to lose onlee. Sindhu's going to lose onlee....
by Suraj
04 Aug 2018 01:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172558

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

There's nothing productive to be gained for the forum by offering public scoldings. Angry accusatory posts are not of any use the forum. It gets others angry, and THEY start posting like you. Nothing useful is established by such a sequence of posts except 'many people are angry'. From a moderation ...
by Suraj
03 Aug 2018 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172558

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Antigua confirms that Nirav Modi is in their country along with Choksi https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/mehul-choksi-in-antigua-cbi-receives-confirmation-extradition-process-to-start-soon/articleshow/65247089.cms The effing right hand does not know what the left hand is...
by Suraj
03 Aug 2018 00:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4372
Views: 307232

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Well that's lost then. Ireland won 3-1 in shootout after game ended 0-0 full time.
by Suraj
02 Aug 2018 22:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4372
Views: 307232

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

They have recurve Archery in Asian games but not in Olympics. What are the different type of Archery? I see Indians better in Recurve Archery than normal archery. No, AG has compound bow archery, which Olympics does not. Both AG and OG have recurve bow archery. We are competitive at world standard ...
by Suraj
02 Aug 2018 09:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278767

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

RBI isn't "power without accountability" . They're created by an Act of Parliament, after all. They have a task accorded to them, to handle inflation targeting and monetary policy. GoI could curtail their independence, but we've already gone down that road in the past, and it wasn't exactl...
by Suraj
01 Aug 2018 22:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278767

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

RBI is an independent monetary policy making entity, and makes its own decisions instead separate from GoI's actions. I don't think there's any gain in debating this topic any further. Let's move on.
by Suraj
01 Aug 2018 22:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4372
Views: 307232

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

We drew vs England. They - as Team GB - are the current Olympic champions. We have definitely improved. Clearly we have claim to be best in Asia now. Hope the ladies make the semis , and win the AG gold.
by Suraj
01 Aug 2018 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172558

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^
Please don’t derail this thread with off topic questions .

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