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by Katare
16 Jun 2018 21:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1549
Views: 222725

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

If GDP grows fast current account deficit would shoot up too in initial investment phase later exports would catch up to bring it down. This rule of law for billionaire promoters who are loosing their family jwels would put fear of god on rest of them. This would improve discipline instead of reckl...
by Katare
15 Jun 2018 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248274

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

what are Russian service rates in Syrian deployment. They have flown gagan shakti level of sorties from their Su-25/30/34/35 for almost 3 years now. That tells one that problem is not so much in the platforms but spares availability in time. Since russians are manning the show in syria and their pr...
by Katare
15 Jun 2018 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248274

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

How is this the responsibility of the Minister or the ministry? Services come up with the plan on how to run the service and get budget allocations approved correct? It is simple! Russians lie, bait and switch tactics, about maintenance cost and spare consumption to get tthe deal and than milk us a...
by Katare
15 Jun 2018 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248274

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

There is no ifs and buts in CAG reports only hard data provided by forces to it and yes it is available in open source for all to discuss.
by Katare
15 Jun 2018 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248274

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

That is a fair assessment, IAF would not buy so many if it wasn’t a potent aircraft.

Just checked IL76 and Il 78 serviceability rates-
Between 2011 and 2016
Il 76 - 38%
Il 78 - 49%
by Katare
15 Jun 2018 08:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1432
Views: 182482

Re: India's Power Sector

the solution to scarcity is not providing an expensive service as a freebie; thievery is certainly not a solution. kerosene is also an expensive commodity for the poor, but we do not encourage loot or theft from the PDS shops do we ? the solution is to ask consumers to pay for electricity at a rate...
by Katare
15 Jun 2018 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248274

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

That Rs 400 corer investment is for HAL to open up shops, IAF’s expenses would run in billions of dollars more than what Russians made us believe to sell it. Russian deals make sense only for products that you can’t get anywhere you can’t afford the proper gear or you have political compulsions. Pur...
by Katare
15 Jun 2018 06:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1432
Views: 182482

Re: India's Power Sector

Disha, You missed the point, the problem is of affordability and it’s conflict with political/humanitarian desire to provide electricity to people as basic service. You can stop theiving even now by strict rules but you would deprive a very large section of population of electricity. Once per capita...
by Katare
13 Jun 2018 21:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1549
Views: 222725

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

If GDP grows fast current account deficit would shoot up too in initial investment phase later exports would catch up to bring it down. This rule of law for billionaire promoters who are loosing their family jwels would put fear of god on rest of them. This would improve discipline instead of reckle...
by Katare
13 Jun 2018 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3442
Views: 412685

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

John wrote:Lot of Stinger missiles', i wonder if it is also be used for LCH?


That was my thought too but not sure if it’s possible. Have we selected an AA missile for LCHs?
by Katare
13 Jun 2018 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3442
Views: 412685

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

470 missiles for 6 helicopters!!! Looks like ammunition purchase with an added line item for couple of helicopters.

This contract would not be signed this year unless Finmin provides additional money. More approvals onlee!!!
by Katare
13 Jun 2018 20:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1432
Views: 182482

Re: India's Power Sector

In villages people come out with sticks and forks to chase out linemen trying to cut the lines for no payment. Police would come once or twice and collect their hafta and be done with it. Local sarpanch and politicians would intervene in favor of villagers. A neighpor of ours who was chief engineer ...
by Katare
13 Jun 2018 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5347
Views: 468418

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

IAF doesn’t want it, DRDO cheif said “we are not involved” and HAL is not saying anything so how can it come? Where would it come from? Atal ji, when he was the PM, in his poetic andaaz mein commented about FGFA “ ye to hona hi hai” two UPA and one NDA govt nikal gayee per ye abhi bhi sirf aa raha h...
by Katare
13 Jun 2018 05:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1549
Views: 222725

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The billionaire crooks are unhappy, India inc is fine
by Katare
10 Jun 2018 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3442
Views: 412685

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Manish_P wrote:
Kakarat wrote:https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1002469870313693184



:rotfl:

Obiviously Boeing forgot to tell Tata about 'Flow-to-takt'.. then again they are not Lockheed

(Sorry Jays/Mods, just couldn't resist...)


What now?
by Katare
10 Jun 2018 07:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 374965

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

How do you know India has not defaulted on signed contracts? What is a default on signed contract really means? Did you just created a term from thin air on borrowed from the banking sector to make an argument? The buyer pays as per milestone and builder builds as per contract, if money is rationed...
by Katare
10 Jun 2018 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2518
Views: 455353

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Even NASA and Boeing bought Russian defunct engine designs and data to support their own product developments. It clearly says the contract allows for building one engine which could only be used for studing design features. We would have our own design in parallel is my guess. Why would Ukrain main...
by Katare
10 Jun 2018 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 374965

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Yes, but the budget is not even sufficient to pay milestone payments for the already signed contracts so approving more project is not going help much. When she gets supplementary grants from finmin, I would applaud. India has not defaulted on any signed contract. Moreover defence budget are always...
by Katare
09 Jun 2018 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 374965

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Yes, but the budget is not even sufficient to pay milestone payments for the already signed contracts so approving more project is not going help much. When she gets supplementary grants from finmin, I would applaud.
by Katare
09 Jun 2018 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2518
Views: 455353

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Why test it in Ukraine? Are we missin testing infra or some tech tie up with Ukrainians?
by Katare
09 Jun 2018 09:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1549
Views: 222725

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

So GoI claims growth for 2017-18 will be 6.6%. Taking them as it is (they are generally revised later), I did a math to see how richer or poorer have indians become on per capita basis in the last year. I took last year exchange rate at 64.5 and this years at 67.5 (fair approximations). Assuming po...
by Katare
09 Jun 2018 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4363
Views: 505162

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Years before it was clear that it is a great gun to all including to army yet outdated procedures or rigid mentality held up the production. Which gun has not suffered and than rectified barrel and muzzle brusts, holding up production because of washers, nuts and misaligned components on chassis for...
by Katare
08 Jun 2018 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2518
Views: 455353

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

^^^ Further computing ... cost per kg for PSLV: $7900 (LEO), $25000 (GEO) cost per kg for GSLV mk3: $6700 (LEO), $16750 (GEO) Now, this is a bit simplistic because it doesn't account for PSLV XL vs core-only configurations. SpaceX falcon 9 for LEO costs less than half of this, but it is more compli...
by Katare
08 Jun 2018 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 374965

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Seetharaman can approve all she wants, it doesn’t really matter if budget is mot allocated by finmin.
by Katare
08 Jun 2018 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248274

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

I guess we have to take our share of blame for continuously getting suckerd into these Russian quagmires.
by Katare
07 Jun 2018 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248274

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

My take is that MKI deal might seem not so great in hindsight and in light of all the tot bakwas that western manufacturers have been marketing for mrca. But in reality little is offered and often at bank breaking prices. The MKI is a damn good acquisition and gi es superb baNG for the buck, st Ant...
by Katare
07 Jun 2018 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248274

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

If we havent got any industrial deal or offset then we wouldnt be making MKI with 70 % indiginous content and with indian sourced raw materials , To make these materials in the right composition with the right materials with the exact specification you need data from OEM and TOT without that you ca...
by Katare
06 Jun 2018 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 374965

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Thanks Cain!

Second top I guess :lol:

Why is the puzzling question and Karan have given some insigts as to why IAF is so keen on this long range SAM even after so many SAM systemss under induction or in pipeline.

Kuch to baat hai sir!
by Katare
06 Jun 2018 22:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 684
Views: 83709

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

We are talking two different things. Foreign stake holders have no say or influence on bank's Management control, policy decision of board or day to execution. They are simply not involved. Only RBI has regulation power over banks. If a fraud is committed in US, it'll come under US jurisdiction, if ...
by Katare
06 Jun 2018 10:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2868
Views: 226225

Re: Indian Roads Thread

AWESOME 8)
by Katare
06 Jun 2018 09:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 684
Views: 83709

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 Katare
06 Jun 2018 08:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 684
Views: 83709

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 Katare
05 Jun 2018 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248274

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

Kindly show me any mod figure that says mki will cost as you put it fro any year , I mean official mod figure like I gave mki cost from Parrikar in 2015 and Hal price today , all figures I have seen in interviews with Hal puts the figure between 40 and 62 million USD progressively increasing over y...
by Katare
05 Jun 2018 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248274

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

How is that possible when all stats show that a Rafale is at least twice, if not almost thrice the cost of an MKI which is now over 60% made from desi raw material? I can understand the preference of a single- seat fighter as I've often pointed out the huge allied cost of supporting a second pilot ...
by Katare
05 Jun 2018 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 374965

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Why do you think IAF is interested in it even after AaD/PAD, MRSAM and Akash? Only thing that makes sense is either ultra long range SAM or tactical ABM capability. I can’t think of anything else. How do you know that it is solely the IAF who is interested in it and not vested interests in the GOI/...
by Katare
05 Jun 2018 22:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 684
Views: 83709

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

That is correct and that is the way it should be. People who put their hard earned money in your hand should have recourse to hold people handling that money. But I do not think it'll present a systematic risk to Indian financial world. The right of shareholders, in unlikely case where disclosers we...
by Katare
05 Jun 2018 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248274

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

I see your point but we have not ordered 272 MKI the number from official sources indicates only 222 aircrafts ordered. For cost will see if/when a new contract is signed. Agree with the point # 3 I firmly believe that Rafale is a better financial decision than any new Russian purchase we may make i...
by Katare
05 Jun 2018 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 374965

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Why do you think IAF is interested in it even after AaD/PAD, MRSAM and Akash? Only thing that makes sense is either ultra long range SAM or tactical ABM capability. I can’t think of anything else.

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