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by Katare
12 Dec 2018 06:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This speech has some very nice graphs showing current status of PCA banks- Viral Acharya Speech on PCA Some interesting facts- Net NPA of banks - PSB Banks in PCA - 11.53% PSBs not in PCA - 6.6% Private sector banks - 2.39% Another interesting fact is that until 2014 these 11 Banks were reporting th...
by Katare
12 Dec 2018 06:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

11 Banks that are put into PCA by RBI .... The 11 banks already under PCA framework are IDBI Bank, UCO Bank, Bank of India (BoI), Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Dena Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), Bank of Maharashtra (BoM), United Bank of India, Corporation Bank and Allahabad B...
by Katare
12 Dec 2018 02:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3090
Views: 350779

Re: Indus Water Treaty

How can you be wrong Peregrine saar! Your link correctly stated that, RoR hydroelectric plants don't have storage so their operations get affected more often than a regular hydroplants which taps water from a huge reservoir on as needed basis. RoR dams are use it or loose it deal. It's not only silt...
by Katare
11 Dec 2018 03:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Please avoid sophisticated politics trolling - it's very transparent and will get very little leeway here - at the very least posts will disappear. Gurumurthy was appointed to the RBI board in mid August 2018 in a part time capacity. Urjit Patel's departure has been in the making since much before ...
by Katare
11 Dec 2018 02:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

As soon as they appointed Gurumurthy to the RBI board whole atmosphere became toxic. If course is not corrected soon more resignations and turmoil might follow. Not a good time for govt to do these things so close to elections. This could be a big distraction to economy Era of NRIs has come to an en...
by Katare
11 Dec 2018 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3090
Views: 350779

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Salal generated more power last year than any of the RofR plants of NHPC. It also achieved second best load factor of 79%. Again RofR power plant by nature of design do not get affected in sny meaningful way by silting. Regular storage type hydro power plant loose their storage capacity and power ge...
by Katare
11 Dec 2018 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422958

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Anoop, Colonel is already a select rank. All officers are assured promotions to Lt Col rank only. What is clear is that, the move to remove the rank of lieutenant (by assigning it to officer cadet) and Brigadier is to bring down total ranks to seven same as civilian side. They are also trying to red...
by Katare
10 Dec 2018 04:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422958

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Did anyone understood this new policy and how is it different than the existing one? I am completely at loss? What I understood is that they’ll impanel a set # of suitable full colonels for promotion to rank of major General. Some of these full colonels will directly and immediately move up to the r...
by Katare
10 Dec 2018 03:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3090
Views: 350779

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Gyan wrote:If it's workable then why is Salal Dam dead.


When did salal died? Who said it died?

It’s the biggest of the RofR Hydroelectric power plant in India! I have not seen anything in the media to the effect that it is dead.
by Katare
06 Dec 2018 07:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3090
Views: 350779

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Excuse the uneducated question, what are the options to dredge or siphon the silt from one side of the dam to the other to maintain dam capacity? The other side of the dam flows to pukistan and it becomes their problem and not ours, correct? Dredging cost for a large dam is usually much higher than...
by Katare
05 Dec 2018 04:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3090
Views: 350779

Re: Indus Water Treaty

It'll be much better if we can keep the pondage below gate level empty of silt by using new technology and understanding that has come up in the last 40 years. Unfortunately this technology and understanding didn't exist at the time of signing the treaty so it has not been explicitly included in the...
by Katare
03 Dec 2018 23:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3090
Views: 350779

Re: Indus Water Treaty

IIRC our Irrigation Secretary ie Babu made a concession in oral evidence that sedimentation control can be made by other methods. Now how to get over this decision? From what I remember, the CoA said that since the treaty only provides for run of the river, India can't claim for any pondage. I thin...
by Katare
29 Nov 2018 03:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2978
Views: 621054

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

This is what I know. It is called normal stall speed which is the low end of the low speed regime. At this speed (around 100KNT for most fighters) aircraft is permited +1 G maneuver. Cornor speed is the upper end of the low speed regime and defined by lowest speed (usually between 300-400kt) at whic...
by Katare
24 Nov 2018 01:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

IMF chief’s post is for politicians not experts and job requires him/her to handle political side of the work. Both Lagarde and Kahn were finance ministers in french govt before appointed as IMF chiefs. Technical side is led by a chief economist like Raghuram Rajan. The RBI governor's job is the sa...
by Katare
18 Nov 2018 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608312

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Why people do this? Drop a piece of info without any source or link.
by Katare
18 Nov 2018 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223244

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

Haha.....i tried couple if hours trying that on airport yesterday. Found nothing but missed my flight!
by Katare
17 Nov 2018 05:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

IMF chief’s post is for politicians not experts and job requires him/her to handle political side of the work. Both Lagarde and Kahn were finance ministers in french govt before appointed as IMF chiefs. Technical side is led by a chief economist like Raghuram Rajan. RBI governor’s job is for an expe...
by Katare
17 Nov 2018 05:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What is your beef with Rajan? He talks too much and on nuanced topics like GST and DeMo he comes out as a person who missed the bus due to his own making and blames the current GoI for that. GST and DeMo are not nuanced topics both of these are monumental economic reforms. The second part of your p...
by Katare
17 Nov 2018 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223244

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

Its a matter of judicial overreach, not the one of transparency. We need to keep some leeway for people at the top so they can take decisions based on judgement calls. Question can be asked on how Ambani was chosen as a partner company. In this particular context and the case topic should have been...
by Katare
17 Nov 2018 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223244

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

https://deccanchronicle.com/opinion/op-ed/161118/false-info-false-testimony-in-rafale-dogfight.html False info, false testimony in Rafale dogfight Published Nov 16, 2018, We have a tradition in India, actually a discipline, that officers in uniform don’t take part even in political discussions, let...
by Katare
15 Nov 2018 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223244

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

Jay,
This is the first time anyone has heard of this 3.5 gen classification from IAF. Hope some clarification comes out from official circles in near future.
by Katare
15 Nov 2018 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223244

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

whats with branding Su30MKI, LCA and M2K as 3.5 Generation and Rafale being 5th Genration by the Senior IAF officers..? I see statements by IAF officers to SC bench reported by many sources - - "So, virtually no induction has taken place between 1985 and 2018". - M2K, LCA, Su30 are 3.5 ge...
by Katare
15 Nov 2018 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223244

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

All the above is true. But su 30 is a 3.5 gen plane. Please give us a break. That is sounds so wrong based on how west and we at BRF classify fighter aircrafts. We go on adding + signs like 4th gen and 4+ gen and 4++ gen to quantify major improvements but. IAF may have different terminology of its ...
by Katare
15 Nov 2018 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223244

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

If court dismisses the pleas, govt wins (Judge Loya case). If they order SIT than damage is done! Govt’s been fighting with SC for a while by sitting on files or proposing MOP for judges selection that are clearly unacceptable. I only hope no one at SC is holding grudges like Yashwant Sinha and Arun...
by Katare
15 Nov 2018 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223244

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

Courts can call any govt servants to testify so there was really no option to not go. You go willingly or in cuffs. Anyhow what is wrong in it? I think IAF's words would be considered more impartial than the answers from bureaucrats. IAF brass is competent enough to handle it without revealing secre...
by Katare
13 Nov 2018 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 141100

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

In late 90s, they designed a ship with "relatively" advanced stealth features - https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/86/Shivalik_Maiden_Sortie.jpg In 2015, they just chose to skip all those RCS reduction exercises and designed this? https://www.janes.com/images/assets/583/7958...
by Katare
13 Nov 2018 21:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Also please remember almost every RBI governor had the same issues with the govt as we have seen with RRR or seeing with the current governor (fully home grown SDRE). Nehru’s RBI governor resigned, MMS sent resignation to Indira Gandhi after massive battles with Pranab da. Subba Rao had major fights...
by Katare
13 Nov 2018 21:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

To answer arjun's last point, it most definitely is. However folk insist on posting an economist's general comments not particularly germane to the economy thread. That is essentially the point suraj is making; a comment is not relevant just because an economist has made it. Did you listen the spee...
by Katare
13 Nov 2018 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608312

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Aah okay. Thanks Nam. https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1060779026988453888 ---> Giving credit where its due. The revival of Indian artillery - Dhanush, K-9, M-777 is all thanks to Manohar Parrikar and a series of fine DG Artys, like Lt General Palepu Ravi Shankar (Retd). Reup of my 2016 s...
by Katare
13 Nov 2018 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 141100

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

See this one John, tweeted a little while earlier... https://twitter.com/I30mki/status/1061606212838531077 ---> GRSE shipyard lays the keel for their first P17A frigate (Yard number 3022), delivery is scheduled for 2023, MDL’s first P17A (Yard number 12651) will be delivered in 2022 to the Indian N...
by Katare
13 Nov 2018 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 141100

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Is the bulbous bulge at the front underside of the ship is sonar dome?
by Katare
12 Nov 2018 09:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Here is the famed speech, listen and make up your own mind. Ironically he also talks about roles for foreigners, NRI and Harward return experts in India and argues both sides. Actually one of the best illustrations of the current Indian issues and opportunities. The whole speech is for a regular non...
by Katare
12 Nov 2018 08:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Perspective on why the government and RBI are at odds. India’s banking system is flirting with a Lehman moment For several years state-run banks have failed to get to grips with a $100bn mountain of dud loans. Now panic has seized parts of the privately run system. One bank boss says the situation ...
by Katare
12 Nov 2018 08:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I did not quote anyone neither did i used anyone’s name still I’ll gladly restate..... RRR or economist article did not say anything against GST, he only talked about the effect it had on the growth in short term. Everyone including our FM agrees on this point. He also expects the growth to improve ...
by Katare
12 Nov 2018 02:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Deleted. No need to lecture other posters on how they should think.
by Katare
11 Nov 2018 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223244

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

Well, what part of “there was no deal concluded” is not comprehensible to people? IAF, FM and DM have said on record that the price of 18 aircraft was known from the bid and cost of 126 aircraft deal could not be concluded. They have also stated that the deal for 36 aircrafts is cheaper and better t...
by Katare
11 Nov 2018 10:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I don’t think it would work that way. GoI can simply print whatever amount it wants to spend if spending is that easy. Govt expenses are limited by inflation and its share from the total national funds available for investment/spending. If RBI gives that money to GoI inflation could shoot up to doub...
by Katare
10 Nov 2018 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 141100

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

You shouldn’t fire your torpedo until the target is within no escape zone of it. In this case a target can’t out run a torpedo. If its fired in marginal zones of engagement a fast ship would have a shot at out ranging the torpedo. Torpedoes have roughly twice the speed of ship’s top speed which is s...
by Katare
10 Nov 2018 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223244

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

All of it based on two unnamed serving sources who are claiming the cost of a deal that was never closed to be 40% cheaper.

Shukla’s been consumed by the dark side....
by Katare
22 Oct 2018 20:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392856

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

A Hypothetical question to the gurus. Given a choice, which should be GoI's focus from 2019 onwards, go up in HDI and get whatever growth as a result of that or go up in scale of economy and get whatever HDI as a result What scenarios might come to pass in 10-12 years if we follow one of them? I am...

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