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by Katare
06 Dec 2017 23:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 14100

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The bolded part - How can you say that? Not a burden on who? Parents/Family? infrastructure? Environment? Natural resources like water/capita, Government? The bolded part is taken out of context. There is a follow up statement. I think that was not taken into account. Anyway., A growing population ...
by Katare
06 Dec 2017 01:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 14100

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Billion people standing together is asset and powerful. Yet I don't think any one said that population was a burden. What was said was having too many kids, more than you can afford, is a great burden on family and social infrastructure of the country. All those extra kids would either die of sickn...
by Katare
06 Dec 2017 01:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 14100

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Population and its growth is not a burden ., what is burden is when the population growth is not used to an advantage. What we have done is choke the population when it comes to economic advancement by sticking unduly long to policies and practices which were discarded decades ago elsewhere and pro...
by Katare
06 Dec 2017 01:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 14100

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Dipankar,
Do you have any data to show that percapita of India was higher in 1950 than what it is today? Never heard this before.
Disha,
You have your political views and Dipanker has his own. I don't understand where is the need for you to be condescending.
by Katare
05 Dec 2017 03:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 14100

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Billion people standing together is asset and powerful. Yet I don't think any one said that population was a burden. What was said was having too many kids, more than you can afford, is a great burden on family and social infrastructure of the country. All those extra kids would either die of sickne...
by Katare
02 Dec 2017 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 479
Views: 66910

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

Rakesh wrote:^^^ These moves are being made to blacklist Dassault and pave way for American single & dual engine fighters.

More allegations will come.


I think the real target is Modi, not Rafael.
by Katare
02 Dec 2017 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1308
Views: 107912

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

One reason could be cost, it is exponentially more expensive as you move up on enrichment percentage. Also France gets 75% of it’s electricity from nuclear plants it may have France specific reasons to stay at lower end of HEU.
by Katare
02 Dec 2017 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1308
Views: 107912

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

20% is considered HEU which is good enough for abomb. 96% is massa grade HEU, beyond the reach of most mortals. The stupid DDM said 5-7% LEU is used in K15 reactors for subs which needs to be corroborated. This low level of enrichment is what Is used for commercial power generation on land where rea...
by Katare
02 Dec 2017 04:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1308
Views: 107912

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Using LEU for submarine seems stupid to me. Is K15 really LEU? U need enormous amount of LEU mass to achieve criticality which would make them too bulky for Subs. Why would French do it ? I can’t find much on this K15 creature so not sure. Also LEU process generates much more potent Plutonium for ma...
by Katare
30 Nov 2017 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 347760

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Shiv, You have a point and people do reveal information unintentionally more often than it's stolen from them. There is no need for detailed drawings of subsystems being published on the net either. Yet having drawings of some or even all of the parts does not allow anyone to use them for much. For ...
by Katare
29 Nov 2017 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 479
Views: 66910

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

Karan, After paying boat loads of dollars to our Russians benefactors for last 25 years the foreign component for MKI must have come down to reasonably low levels, On the other hand Rafael is 100% cash buy in dollars. On the flip side, MKI didn't create any significant export or R&D capabilities...
by Katare
29 Nov 2017 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 347760

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The Rakshak instinct of Bharat rakshaks can be ridiculously intense at time...... :P
by Katare
28 Nov 2017 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2263
Views: 269524

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Check from 4 min forward, for tandem long pylon for LCA..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RlLyzz8-QI
by Katare
28 Nov 2017 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 479
Views: 66910

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

MKI cost is $60 million dont you understand even simple math ? HAL made MKI cost 475 crore ~ $60 million , Tejas ~ $ 32 Million [ 250 crore ] and Rafale ~ $94 million [ 750 crore] that is official figure from MOD Parrikar The cost of MKI built by HAL from Indian sources Raw material also takes into...
by Katare
27 Nov 2017 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 479
Views: 66910

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

Do you have the Parrikar’s parliament reply link? Is it difficult for you to google Mr Parrikar said in terms of avionics,electronics and fire-power, Tejas was as good as Rafale, which India intends to buy from France. Giving an idea of Rafale's price, the Defence Minister, in an interview to All I...
by Katare
26 Nov 2017 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 479
Views: 66910

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

Last deal for 42 Su30 MKI was signed for $4.1 billion. This is after buying and manufacturing more than 200 of them. Don’t trust fanboy’s entries at wikipedia for cost. Do you have the Parrikar’s parliament reply link? In above article DDM is estimating the cost, they are not directly quoting the HA...
by Katare
26 Nov 2017 09:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 479
Views: 66910

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

^^^^ A theoretical fighter with some theoretical capabilities will undoubtedly outclass and outflank anything that is real and tangible. But war is fought in the real world. Even with current capability MKI in Mark 3 model is a good match for Rafale much like Super MKI ........In all exercise so fa...
by Katare
25 Nov 2017 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 165028

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

Arun,
Why are u arguing with me on something that i don’t disagree on with you. Don’t you read before writing?
by Katare
23 Nov 2017 05:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2263
Views: 269524

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

This 42 sqadron is totally useless number without other qualifiers defined. I am hearing this numbers since two decades at least if not more. 42 squds of what type, with what kind of support infrastructure and force multipliers. There are so manythings that need to be taken in to account to achieve ...
by Katare
22 Nov 2017 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 165028

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

For this Govt, all the good stuff like OROP, surgical strike, LCA as SEF and Dokalam is coming from the PMO. Unfortunately MoD performance is barely as good as what UPA delivered. - Ammunition shortage still exists at critical levels - MRCA saga reborn in SEF - No movement towards appointing CDS or ...
by Katare
22 Nov 2017 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2263
Views: 269524

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

They did deliver all the Su 30MKI on time or even ahead of time. The original deadline was 2017 for 140 aircrafts which was moved up but as of 2017 they have delivered more than 200 aircrafts The 200 delivered as of 2017 is not 140 built from raw materials but CKD kit assembly of 32 (1996) + 40 (20...
by Katare
21 Nov 2017 02:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 406411

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

"The demand for Indian sovereign debt IMHO is much in excess of the perceived creditworthiness of Baa2/BBB level" Primarily from OCIs and very short term. Very volatile. This is correct but we must preserve and develop domestic debt market from global uncertainties. Even more important is...
by Katare
21 Nov 2017 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4799
Views: 425430

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

On the contrary,let the US offer us some truly worthwhile systems without the puppet strings.It is so loath to give us even a naval N-reactor for a CV unlike Russia supplying us with both N-reactor tech and N-subs! If you compare the weapon systems offered to us by both sides, their quality, capabi...
by Katare
21 Nov 2017 02:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1181
Views: 112045

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

FRCV and FICV are so ambitious and lucrative that they will never be successful. IA need to go to DRDO and ask it make them a tank and this time don't ask them to make 4 man crew tank expect it to weigh as much as a three man crew tank. Arjun Mk1 was over weight so IA wanted to add more armor, mine ...
by Katare
21 Nov 2017 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2263
Views: 269524

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Also 100 or 200 light tactical aircraft does not change national security of a country with nuclear bombs, ICBMs, 800 odd fighter planes, 1.3 million armed man and 140 ship navy. If you could not get national security with all the Su MKIs, Jaguars, Migs, Hawks and Mirages, I don't think 100 odd Grip...
by Katare
21 Nov 2017 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2263
Views: 269524

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

So Rtd Air marshal Gupta claimed that LCA Mk1 would cost Rs400 Corer, as much as a Su 30 MKI. What is the basis of it? What makes it go from $30 M to $60 million? An AESA radar may be twice as expensive as MMR, rest of the upgrades are minor and should not cost an arm and a leg. He also claimed that...
by Katare
21 Nov 2017 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2263
Views: 269524

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Not that I doubt but anyone got a link that shows Raju making promises that he didn't keep. I looked at multiple you tube videos but can't find much. They did deliver all the Su 30MKI on time or even ahead of time. The original deadline was 2017 for 140 aircrafts which was moved up but as of 2017 th...
by Katare
17 Nov 2017 02:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5104
Views: 432215

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

PS:Read my latest post in the Intl. td.,quoting the Pentagon report on the sorry state of affairs with the JSF (including the fact that "20 new problems" crop up on average every month!) ,and others,where one expert says that the JSF is inferior to the SU-35 and even a MIG-21 will defeat ...
by Katare
14 Nov 2017 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2263
Views: 269524

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What has been achieved by ADA in form of LCA is nothing short of a miracle if we look at India's current industrial development level, available budget, GDP/capita and past experience in the art of new product development. it really shows when we compare it to NAL's Saras and HAL's IJT projects whic...
by Katare
13 Nov 2017 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2299
Views: 172607

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

Too expensive to operate and unsolved reliability problems
JMHO
by Katare
09 Nov 2017 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3757
Views: 345190

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Admiral, that article of yours was posted on the last page, on Oct 30th and has been the main source of discussion since than. Slipping on BRF duties are we? :mrgreen:
by Katare
07 Nov 2017 01:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 595
Views: 55121

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

What are the GST collections for Sept and October?
The first month collections were Rs 92K corers with 80% filings received by the due date.
by Katare
07 Nov 2017 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 165028

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

And what would we do with those damned expensive planes? Hide them in bunkers in war because with each downed plane goes - what ten percent - of the IAF's annual budget? Stop dreaming of wasting good taxpayer monies. Spend on Indian. Even if LCA were not a world beater, it is Indian, it is cheap an...
by Katare
06 Nov 2017 00:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 780848

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I think in recent past, even if I look worldwide, only shri Modi ji have been able to beat the China in their game of creeping hegemony. Think for a second, he sent army with buldozers to demolish what chinese built, forcibly evicted them and occupied the site that was located in the territory of a ...
by Katare
05 Nov 2017 02:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2076
Views: 184985

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

An ly article criticizing a loan at 0.1% interest rate with 15 year grace perioD and 50 year term should be thrown in the garbage. What if Japanese yen becomes worthless for some reason like Russian currency in late 1990s? Would we pay them couple of Rs 1000 notes for for their $30billion loan? Ther...
by Katare
01 Nov 2017 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3344
Views: 460614

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

What is the source of this claim that "EMALS need hugeee amount of power"? Energy needed to propel an object weighing 30ton from stop to 150km/hour speed is 25M Joules. for 1 min charging time a 420KW power source would be sufficient. Lets more than double it to count for inefficiencies et...
by Katare
31 Oct 2017 03:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7677
Views: 521739

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

From ICICI bank's second quarter results - Solid growth in digitization of trade and economy Debit and credit card transactions continued to grow at a healthy rate. The number and the value of debit card transactions at point-of-sale terminals increased year-on-year by 64% and 63% respectively in Q2...
by Katare
31 Oct 2017 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 165028

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

IAF problems can be substantially solved by minister and her boss in one stroke. First solution is to at least spend as much as pathetic UPA 2 gov was spending on defense. UPA maintained defense spending to 2% of GDP all through it's 8 years. Three years of Modi govt has seen defense budget dropping...
by Katare
31 Oct 2017 02:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3899
Views: 231848

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Err, Srikanth is one of the most powerful attacking players on the circuit and since the beginning his style has been aggressive play, and repeatedly resorts to crosscourt and down the line smashes, some of them at 380km/h+. Unlike Padukone era of the old, he doesn't depend on touch and placement a...
by Katare
30 Oct 2017 11:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3899
Views: 231848

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

The most important part is that Kidambi won both the finals so convincingly! Made both the finalists look like club level players. The angles on those smashes were so amazingly innovative, a treat to wach. Unlike Chinese player’s brute force approach, Indian’s have always relied on better angles, pl...

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