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by Ananth
13 Dec 2018 11:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 896189

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

Katare please see this post by Karan. SJha got his info from BR.
by Ananth
09 Mar 2018 03:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 896189

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

Just for the record this is the press release link that mentions HAL's production numbers:

http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1515211
by Ananth
27 Feb 2018 02:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 224445

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

Srai, thanks for starting the thread.
by Ananth
24 Feb 2018 06:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 896189

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

ramana wrote:Please until the Mk1A starts rolling out don't post Mk2 news here.
Thanks.


Then where should one track evolution of Mk2?
by Ananth
15 Jan 2018 04:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679123

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Looks like the bank charges posted by vijayk is for BoI. http://www.opindia.com/2018/01/truth-about-viral-message-showing-new-bank-charges-for-services-from-20th-january-2018/ The press release clearly states that there is no such proposal for blanket removal of free services by public sector banks,...
by Ananth
08 Dec 2017 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1175
Views: 231190

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Reaping the benefits of inclusion

As the experience in rural Andhra Pradesh shows, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana has made a positive impact beyond the inexplicable surge in accounts and deposits after demonetisation.
by Ananth
02 Nov 2017 05:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 569191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

GOI should look into providing State-wise scorecard on ease of doing business, economic and social indicators, quality of Human capital and infrastructure. Similar to metrics in scoring smart cities but in a centralized Governance portal. We cannot fix if the data is not easily accessible and actio...
by Ananth
04 Nov 2016 03:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 569191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

GST Council finalises peak rate at 28% The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Thursday decided upon a 4-slab tax structure of 5 per cent, 12 per cent, 18 per cent and 28 per cent, with lower rates for essential items and the highest for luxury and de-merits goods, many of which would also attr...
by Ananth
04 Oct 2016 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 156975

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

The new normal after India’s surgical strikes The surgical strikes that the Indian Army conducted across the Line of Control (LoC) last week had two broad objectives which had to be achieved while adhering to two constraining factors. The first objective was to soothe public opinion and the second ...
by Ananth
24 Sep 2016 08:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 156975

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

Water weapon cuts both ways - China factor in Indus card This is a far cry from the 1990s when a Chinese ambassador would drop by and have a frank, unrecorded talk with the joint secretary in the external affairs ministry in charge of China, in this instance Shiv Shankar Menon , whose feel for Chin...
by Ananth
23 Sep 2016 22:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 569191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Commerce Ministry for closure of interstate check points post GST Citing an example, the official said one truck takes about 258 minutes at the inter-state check point in Assam. In some states, this time varies from 60 minutes to hundreds of minutes. According to a study, in India, trucks spend 60 ...
by Ananth
23 Sep 2016 22:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 569191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Finance ministry sets ball rolling for Budget overhaul The finance ministry has set in motion overhaul of the Budget exercise-- merger of the Rail Budget with the General Budget, advancing of dates of Budget presentation in Parliament and doing away with the distinction between plan and non-plan ex...
by Ananth
23 Sep 2016 22:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 569191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Govt appoints 3 academics to monetary policy panel The government nominees are Chetan Ghate, professor, Indian Statistical Institute; Pami Dua, director, Delhi School of Economics; and Ravindra H Dholakia, professor, Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A). The RBI has already appointed Mi...
by Ananth
23 Sep 2016 21:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 569191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

GST Council resolves threshold and dual control issues Eyeing April 1, 2017 roll out for GST, the GST Council on Friday resolved two contentious issues - a threshold over which the new indirect tax would apply and dual control of their tax officials over assesses. The threshold has been fixed at Rs...
by Ananth
08 Sep 2016 22:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 569191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

President's nod to Constitution Amendment Bill on GST President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday gave assent to the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). The move, paved the way for setting up of the GST Council that will make recommendations on the model GST Bill, rates and othe...
by Ananth
03 Sep 2016 01:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522878

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Panel on merger of rail, general budgets to give report soon A panel to examine the issue of merging rail budget with the general budget is likely to submit its report within 10-15 days. The report is being finalised and will be submitted to the Finance Minister in the next 10-15 days, sources said...
by Ananth
03 Sep 2016 01:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 569191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Economy recovering but some concerns: T C A Anant The fundamental difference between GDP and GVA is net indirect taxes (indirect taxes minus subsidies). The growth in indirect taxes is not as high but that was expected. The major change is indeed in subsidies, which have shown growth of 53 per cent...
by Ananth
03 Sep 2016 01:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 583
Views: 97156

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Pulses area Rise by 33 per cent

Area under kharif pules rose 33 per cent to 14.2 million hectares as on Friday year-on-year on the back of good monsoon which may lead to fall in prices of lentils, already visible in some of them.
by Ananth
02 Sep 2016 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1175
Views: 231190

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Modi, as a Delhi outsider, has shut down access to power and its benefits Monika Halan All of them say three things. One, corruption in the central government is gone. There is a tough message out from the Prime Minister’s Office that graft will not be tolerated. ... Two, policy paralysis is over a...
by Ananth
02 Sep 2016 00:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 569191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Odisha ratifies Constitution Amendment Bill for GST roll out On Thursday, Odisha passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) constitutional amendment bill — officially called, The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014. It became the 16th state to ratify it paving the way for presidential asse...
by Ananth
31 Aug 2016 21:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 569191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Trying to find that graph that showed the infra spending vs subsidy burden that was running bad in UPA2 and recovering now? help! I found this: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CN5-9KjVAAAPu9h.png I vaguely remember there was an article that talked about the above graph, but couldn't find it now. from r...
by Ananth
27 Jun 2016 06:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 583
Views: 97156

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Monsoon in India: IMD good news for Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP & UP The southwest monsoon on Sunday advanced to parts of parched Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, boosting kharif sowing in these regions. The rainfall deficiency against what is stated to be normal declined to 16%...
by Ananth
27 Jun 2016 06:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1553
Views: 235507

Re: India's Power Sector

Here’s how Modi govt plans to save Rs 36,000 cr, cut your power bill

The government is set to allow power generation units run by central and state governments and public-sector undertakings to transfer coal stocks among themselves to cut costs by optimum use of efficient plants
by Ananth
24 Jun 2016 08:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 583
Views: 97156

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

http://www.hindustantimes.com/nation-newspaper/monsoon-drenches-most-states-suffering-drought/story-Ud36f1Le7bCFtoyjOBQ3JK.html Monsoon drenches most states suffering drought Beginning this week, the rain-bearing system activated over some of the driest parts, covered most of the country barring fou...
by Ananth
21 Jun 2016 01:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 569191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I feel Dr. Rajiv Kumar's opinion captures the feeling on Dr. Rajan's exit. By giving opinions on political topics Rajan exposed himself to political response. Unfortunately he is not a politician. http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/raghuram-rajan-rbi-rexit-nda-govt-arun-jaitley-narendr...
by Ananth
05 Jun 2016 02:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 569191

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

This article explains how fixing Mauritius tax treaty will lead to tax reform. The implication is very significant on how it will open oppurtunities to clean up tax code. People from system design background will be able to appreciate this. An incorrectly designed core system, begets half-baked patc...
by Ananth
07 Sep 2009 04:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 420
Views: 96208

Re: India's Shipping Sector

662 mts X 65 mts is a very good sized drydock: Arun, thanks for the report. Let pipavav shipyard work on ULCC and its cousins to get expertise in modular ship building and other techniques. Once they have mastered the techniques, those welders, pipe-smiths and rest of the ship builders will form an...
by Ananth
13 Jul 2009 21:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009
Replies: 2842
Views: 220566

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009

archan wrote:Kahin galti se to nahi phoot gaya bum?


Revenge of the Abdul! The maulana was "rearing" him, and he placed the bum in strategic posishun.
by Ananth
12 May 2009 09:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 269050

Re: Internal Security Watch

.... continuing from my previous post http://naxalwatch.blogspot.com/2005/06/ap-steps-helped-naxals-spread-out.html However, Andhra Pradesh police was of the view that when the state government was holding talks with the Naxalites, the extremists continued to be active in AP. Only after the talks pr...
by Ananth
12 May 2009 06:10
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 350905

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

Talk by our own Vaidya sir @ chennai on tax havens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYkQo8JI ... re=related There are 4 parts to it.

Also see a related talk by M. R. Venkatesh on participatory notes (pn).:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXosZOomPS8 It also has four parts.
by Ananth
12 May 2009 02:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 269050

Re: Internal Security Watch

Naxals shifting to Chattisgarh due to the ceasefire/talks offered by YSR is a complete canard. Why would naxals vacate the mother lode of funding/arms in AP and go for the lean pickings and harsh life in Chattisgarh? If they did not migrate during the crackdown by AP in 2005, they would have been w...
by Ananth
09 May 2009 09:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 269050

Re: Internal Security Watch

^I said leaders of AP which means state secretaries, platoon leaders and those guys. When Naxals joined forces with the CPI Maoists from north some of the leaders from AP went to the central committee (whose base is in DK)and these are the ‘annas’ you hear from the CRPF /Nagas. These include Ramakr...
by Ananth
09 May 2009 01:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 269050

Re: Internal Security Watch

Regarding the Missionary-Maoist, this has never been issue in AP. If YSR was in cahoots with them, why has been maoists eliminated from AP? The top leaders of AP has been almost eliminated . You can accuse him as dynasty pyshcophant, factionist, corrupt leader but he did eliminate the maoists from ...
by Ananth
09 May 2009 01:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 420
Views: 96208

Re: India's Shipping Sector

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/%5Cwe-have-offers-to-buy-our-great-offshore-stakewe-have-said-no%5C/357551/ You have seen an increase of Rs 600 crore in your order book during the last quarter. Where did it come from? We received orders for Rs 290 crore from the Indian Navy. Their shipya...
by Ananth
26 Apr 2009 05:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 269050

Re: Internal Security Watch

AP is in the middle of the Dandakaranya corridor connecting rest of the southern states. incidentally, dandakaranya was one of the areas outside WB chosen for settlement of a section of the uprooted populace from erstwhile east pakistan after partition who came into India as refugees. I wonder if t...
by Ananth
13 Apr 2009 22:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2530
Views: 253320

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

http://www.slate.com/id/2215820/pagenum/all/ Why Israel Will Bomb Iran The rational argument for an attack. By David Samuels Israel's version of a nuclear grand bargain that brings peace to the Middle East may be messier and more violent than what the Obama administration imagines can be accomplishe...
by Ananth
13 Apr 2009 22:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 327171

Re: Geopolitical thread

http://www.slate.com/id/2215820/pagenum/all/ Why Israel Will Bomb Iran The rational argument for an attack. By David Samuels Israel's version of a nuclear grand bargain that brings peace to the Middle East may be messier and more violent than what the Obama administration imagines can be accomplishe...

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