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by yensoy
10 Dec 2018 07:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354440

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Supratik wrote:MEMU derivative of T-18 rolled out.
https://youtu.be/W5hxJ1jPbnY


Wow that's awesome! Mr Mani is full of surprises and TeamICF has indeed delivered, together with Medha which seems to be doing a brilliant job with power electronics & controls.
by yensoy
07 Dec 2018 19:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1528
Views: 122270

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

But the pakis do. Have always done. they are one desperate step away from adding pak diaspora's assets to that list. After the 1998 nuke tests, they forcibly converted all their non-resident Paki assets held in Paki banks in dollars to rupees at the official rate. India, on the other hand, didn't t...
by yensoy
07 Dec 2018 13:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest
Replies: 122
Views: 15318

Re: Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest

Philip wrote:Massive drug bust of over 230 kg of heroin in Sri Lanka
suspected to have come from Pak.Second largest haulLargest was also from Pak in a container.Value,around $200M at least.


In Bakistan, herrow dances with heroin.
by yensoy
07 Dec 2018 11:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354440

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Please look at the photo provided by the original poster. The frankenstein loco mates a WDM class with a WAG class, and the "long hood" side visibility is zero. Unless the LP sticks his head out, which cannot be the standard operating procedure. I don’t understand your point on how coupli...
by yensoy
07 Dec 2018 10:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354440

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

the pilots cab in the WDM3 type locos have vision on both sides from the flanks. been operating like that for decades now. Please look at the photo provided by the original poster. The frankenstein loco mates a WDM class with a WAG class, and the "long hood" side visibility is zero. Unles...
by yensoy
07 Dec 2018 08:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354440

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Indranil wrote:Not just that, they have coupled two of these to create 10,000 hp loco. Very nice!!!


They don't really have a choice because only one end has the pilot's cab, and there is no visibility backwards.
by yensoy
06 Dec 2018 12:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 707
Views: 39796

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

There is a lot of similarity, but there is also a difference here. A lower caste person can move to a different state in India and be casteless (in the sense that he is now viewed through the lens of language/region and out of the gamut of caste - privilege or stigma). A black person who moves to a ...
by yensoy
05 Dec 2018 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 796
Views: 138737

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If it is the Samara, it will the Improved Akula-I which is similar to INS Chakra (ex-Nerpa). If it is the Bratsk, it will the among the first batch of seven Akulas. The Bratsk is actually the 7th Akula I. I think only one unit will be rebuilt from the Samara and Bratsk, picking the better of the pa...
by yensoy
04 Dec 2018 19:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354440

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-speed_rail_in_China#Acquisition_of_foreign_technology cheen seems to have paid off and then cloned from every imaginable OEM of HSR in the world ... from canada through EU to japan, none are left out. they spent close to 10b USD annually for 10 years between 2000-...
by yensoy
04 Dec 2018 06:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1528
Views: 122270

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Where are you getting this information? Even in USA/CANADA vast majority of Sikhs do not follow or support Khalistan That may very well be true, but the Gurdwara management committees are full of Khalistanis and there is a lot of propaganda lying around in these places of worship. And these Gurdwar...
by yensoy
03 Dec 2018 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2941
Views: 613836

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



Reminds me of the parable of the monkey volunteering to help the cats fighting over how to divide a chapati.
by yensoy
03 Dec 2018 20:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354440

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Also people are forgetting here what a major achievement Train 18 is because all LHB train coaches need a Generator car to be coupled on the train but Train 18 doesn't need a generator car. ICF coaches don't need generator cars since they are supplied electricity directly from the engine. I would r...
by yensoy
03 Dec 2018 13:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354440

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The shell is neither irrelevant nor a trivial design as you are making it out to be. The shell largely determines strength and weight of the coach; modern materials (higher quality alloy steels in this case) together with a ton of CAD based design refinement ensure that every kg of metal is optimall...
by yensoy
03 Dec 2018 11:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354440

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

What is 'basic LHB design' and how does it differ from 'basic non-LHB design' or whatever ? :) They're all coaches, and beyond some differences they all look the same - whether a Shinkansen coach or an IR standard chaircar dabba. I'd really like to see first hand statement from IR/ICF rather than g...
by yensoy
03 Dec 2018 09:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354440

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

With all the new/innovative designs coming from various places - ICF and various loco works - it's clear that someone has lit a fire under the leadership's comfortable chairs, and probably also loosened the purse strings. Some amount of meritocracy is surely in place, otherwise there would be more a...
by yensoy
02 Dec 2018 21:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7842
Views: 635825

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

If you follow Gurumurthy's latest speech (available on youtube), you will see that he said the economy would have collapsed if not for demo; but the argument - at least my understanding of it - was not because of gold and real estate, rather that demo essentially recapitalized bank deposits, and ban...
by yensoy
02 Dec 2018 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2182
Views: 262336

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

More checks coming... 'Instead of hard cash, China to provide multiple bailout packages to Pakistan' Yeah, that basically means no free lunch. China will give Pakis the privilege of exporting something to them but they will also insist on paying only half price for that stuff, whatever it is (in al...
by yensoy
02 Dec 2018 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2182
Views: 262336

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan central bank hikes interest rate to 10 percent on inflation fears https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pakistan-central-bank-hikes-interest-134727355.html What a load of crap! Inflation? Is it so bloody important that it has to be announced on a Saturday? And how is the country going to be sudde...
by yensoy
02 Dec 2018 07:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1528
Views: 122270

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

And, Indian batsmen & batswomen are very good at playing googlies anyway. We don't pick them off the surface, we pick them off the hand. Besides, the Dimmer doesn't even know how to bowl googlies. Pakis may bowl googlies, but the Chinaman will take their wicket. Could one of the moderators plea...
by yensoy
01 Dec 2018 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1528
Views: 122270

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

rrao wrote:is kartarpur going to be gateway for khalistanis? :shock:


Not if we don't allow them to. We need to be brave and vigilant rather than fearful. Even London or Vancouver can be a gateway for Khalistanis.
by yensoy
01 Dec 2018 15:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2182
Views: 262336

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

You dont think I have the best interest of Pakis at heart, seriously they must give up farming and textiles and concentrate on Meat and Leather Industries, they can easily undercut Indian Industries in Leather. After our self-goal also known as the beef ban, anyone can undercut us in leather sir. I...
by yensoy
30 Nov 2018 14:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354440

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Moar T18!!! :-o https://www.livemint.com/Politics/FMXtJq5byQfvD9KUTYPawJ/Train-18-services-the-new-Shatabdi-Express-likely-to-start.html Train 18, India’s first engine-less semi-high-speed train, is likely to start operations by 15 December, a senior railway ministry official told PTI. The train, w...
by yensoy
30 Nov 2018 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1528
Views: 122270

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

That may have been the intent from the very start. India closes the Kartarpur Corridor leading to discontent in Indian Punjab. Kartarpur Gurudwara is not that important for Sikhs. Bigger important landmarks for Sikhs are... That may very well be so, but only Kartarpur is 2 km from the border and wi...
by yensoy
29 Nov 2018 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3680
Views: 490603

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^^ Okhla, really? Great proofreading from the Tribune. It should be Okha.
by yensoy
27 Nov 2018 13:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 796
Views: 138737

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

... We need to do large orders with parallel builds across multiple yards. One of the reasons we don’t have large runs is the amount of time it takes one shipyard to finish an order. It took MDL 15 years to build and the IN to commission just three Kolkatas. So imagine the time it would take if the...
by yensoy
26 Nov 2018 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1528
Views: 122270

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

We can't be living in fear of infiltration; we have to have mechanisms in place to block them 100%. 1. Limited numbers of pilgrims per day 2. Pre-registration required 3. First come first served if too much demand 4. Full biometrics and security in and out 5. No stays beyond 24 hours. (services star...
by yensoy
25 Nov 2018 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1528
Views: 122270

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

The Kartarpur Sahib corridor news indicates there is a Track 2 going on somewhere... With our habit of making peace, fight with Paks will go on for many decades. My take is slightly different because of the many dynamics at play: ... 6. IMO, ModiJi has now stopped Pakis in their tracks of exploitin...
by yensoy
23 Nov 2018 14:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1528
Views: 122270

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Paul wrote:In my fantasy world, I see this this as payback for Amritsar attack.


Please don't. The Orakzai attack was targeted at the Shias.

The only payback worth it would be if establishment or jihadis were targeted.
by yensoy
23 Nov 2018 14:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1528
Views: 122270

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Ilon blothel will be most unhappy! Gunman, 2 cops killed as terrorists storm Chinese consulate in Karachi: Attack comes days before crucial defence seminar in Pakistan "We have carried out this attack and our action is continuing," the spokesman for the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), ...
by yensoy
22 Nov 2018 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 707
Views: 39796

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Wow, what a beautifully written Press Release! I haven't seen a document that polished every from the GoI in decades... BTW, a good primer on the Karen (Burmese) in Andamans: https://www.thehindu.com/society/a-little-myanmar-in-the-andamans/article24894384.ece . They are also quite evangelical in th...
by yensoy
18 Nov 2018 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34021

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

...About 7-8 years back (before Agni 5 testing), Chinese scholars used to argue that India's stated deterence was a 1500-2000 km IRBM with 50 kt, and India ought not to test anything bigger and "upset the balance"... Looks to me that the unstated thought is that India can have deterrence ...
by yensoy
14 Nov 2018 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3289
Views: 602617

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

1. There was some reference to a hyperspectral camera. Hyperspectral imagery can give fantastic amounts of information, even if the so-called "resolution" is not that great. There is clearly some progress on this front. And of course none of us is buying the 50m resolution story. 2. "...
by yensoy
14 Nov 2018 09:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest
Replies: 122
Views: 15318

Re: Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest

Expat booked on blasphemy charges An expatriate Pakistani living in Germany was booked by the local police on Monday under the blasphemy charges after his “blasphemous” video went viral on the social media. Imran Rafique, a resident of Kathala Chenab village, lodged a case with Gujrat Saddar police...
by yensoy
06 Nov 2018 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34021

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

There will be no technology demonstrator when we are spending billions. It will be in use and improvements over this are planned and in progress. Yes, this is a "technology demonstrator" of a technology which should never be demonstrated. A "TD" is sufficient for deterrence purp...
by yensoy
06 Nov 2018 21:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2444
Views: 388867

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.bloombergquint.com/opinion/understanding-rbis-balance-sheet-is-it-sitting-on-excess-capital RBI’s Regular Income Or ‘Seigniorage’ Without having any commercial intent, RBI has an enviable model of regular income. It takes cheap money from the government, banks and especially us ( every ...
by yensoy
06 Nov 2018 09:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1528
Views: 122270

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

...WOW!!! That is more than the paki GDP per capita. And this is for housing only. Traditionally, any banker will tell you to earn three times the mortgage payment. Who is the Brainiac behind this "scheme"? ... https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/390107-5m-housing-units-require-rs16-trillion...
by yensoy
04 Nov 2018 16:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1528
Views: 122270

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

This is the best play by the IK government. Let the bloodletting die a natural death, which it will after a few days. If the government had stepped up force to take on protesters either via the police or the army, it would have led to widespread internal dissent, culminating in a mutiny, coup or wo...
by yensoy
03 Nov 2018 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1528
Views: 122270

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Spineless Imran Khan Govt Succumbs To Mullah Brigade Demands ! Five-point pact ends dharna The News International Nov 3, 2018 This is the best play by the IK government. Let the bloodletting die a natural death, which it will after a few days. If the government had stepped up force to take on prote...
by yensoy
02 Nov 2018 20:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2449
Views: 313057

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

Saw PUBG mobile is sponsored by tencent- could be a window for hacking Doesn't google tests apps to determine whether they are safe before allowing them onto Google Store? I am not sure if you can host an app on Playstore which steals your personal data in background. Steal? What steal? The person ...
by yensoy
01 Nov 2018 23:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1528
Views: 122270

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

COAS General Bajwa holds important meeting with PM Imran Khan 'Do not clash with the state': PM Khan issues stern warning to agitators after Asia Bibi verdict It is getting more and more interesting IK is not saying this because of any new love for due process. He knows the ramifications of what wo...

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