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by Sridhar K
20 Mar 2019 20:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61046

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

There is a good review of Ather on team bhp recently Ather Review Quality has various dimensions. Safety, build, reliability, serviceability etc. Safety wise Marutis barring Brezza are Alkhalids while from a reliability perspective, engines are pretty decent. Clutch, transmission, brake pads, suspen...
by Sridhar K
19 Mar 2019 15:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3230
Views: 430709

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Background on the bogies of T18 by Sudhanshu Mani in his blog. Also covers transformers and power
http://anindecisiveindian.blogspot.com/?m=1#
by Sridhar K
14 Mar 2019 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1586
Views: 200708

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Yesterday was watching Vijeta movie on my flight from ccu to mas. There is a scene where an Indian pilot get shot down overRJ and the crowd about to beat him to death thinking he is a Paki. Depsite his explanation, the local villagers don't beliy him. He uses his guns to scare and IAF SAR arrives on...
by Sridhar K
03 Mar 2019 11:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3230
Views: 430709

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Did a Chennai-Chidambaram road trip. one could see the Villupuram Tricky Mainline at a few points. Poles are up until Cuddalore OT, post which Poles couldnt be seen. Also saw at a couple of manned railway crossing, railways have laid the over bridge over the tracks while the earth work on both sides...
by Sridhar K
01 Mar 2019 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2451
Views: 429518

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Looks like operations all out in Kashmir is in full flow. After removing security cover to hurrirats, NIA raids and now JEI ban. The COIN action is also shifting northwards now
by Sridhar K
01 Mar 2019 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1586
Views: 200708

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Did we upgrade these Bisons ourselves or sent to Russia?
by Sridhar K
01 Mar 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3853
Views: 409998

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Twitter was abuzz with India using Missiles at LOC. So it may be Nags.
by Sridhar K
01 Mar 2019 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3853
Views: 409998

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

PAkistan FM on CNN is stating Masood Azhar is seriously ill and to arrest him India needs to provide strong evidence which convicts him in Pakistani Court of Law :lol: https://twitter.com/ananthkrishnan/status/1101321613885104129 If Azhar is seriously ill he needs to get treated in AIIMS as good wi...
by Sridhar K
28 Feb 2019 07:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Information Warfare & Social Media Cell
Replies: 42
Views: 4034

Re: BRF Information Warfare & Social Media Cell

Saw this ad on my twitter timeline. Infowar is on by Pakis.
https://twitter.com/PTIofficial/status/1100816841964957696?s=19

My I'd is @sri_diwakar
by Sridhar K
27 Feb 2019 14:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125604

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Wng Cmdr capture is real. 51 Sq, AC No - CU-2328. Seems like a trainer aircraft, meaning there is one more pilot to be accounted for. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0Zfid_XcAE_LR4.jpg :twisted: There were morning tweets that said that one of the pilot landed on the Indian side while the other one on ...
by Sridhar K
27 Feb 2019 14:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125604

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Which could also mean that someone loaded it from the western hemisphere. The fact that the official pak channels like rundi tv are not saying anything means that it could be fake
by Sridhar K
27 Feb 2019 12:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125604

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Mi17 crash is near Srinagar and far from LoC. No way they were shot by F16 that intruded near LoC. There are photos in Twitter that Rohitvats tweeted of smoke trail of missile near budgam crash site, which is fishy. Friendly fire or manpad from Jehadis or BVR kill from far off (impossible)? Need to ...
by Sridhar K
19 Feb 2019 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2451
Views: 429518

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Sridhar K, first thank you for posting so extensively. Now, sorry for being obtuse but why should this... ...make you and your team rage filled? I feel I am misunderstanding you. From the above it seems locals are, apart from being anti-Modi, very keen to ensure you had a good image of Kashmir and ...
by Sridhar K
19 Feb 2019 20:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2451
Views: 429518

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Posting here since the Pulwama thread locked and anyway this is the right thread. Sridhar K would really appreciate your first hand views, regarding the security situation on the ground. I am a novice on security issues augmented only by a daily feed of wisdom from BR since 2002. So please take my o...
by Sridhar K
19 Feb 2019 02:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155721

Re: Pulwama Attack

Just returned from a trip to Kashmir. The terrorist attack on CRPF, the subsequent loss of more soldiers last night, the KMs double speak, their anti Indian and pro paki views, their sense of entitlement, their preference to Pakistan, the plight of the CRPF and RR men in and around Srinagar, has fil...
by Sridhar K
25 Jan 2019 21:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3230
Views: 430709

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

From Sudhanshu Mani's Twitter Good news for Train 18..the intractable stalemate on Elect. inspection of the train resolved today with the intervention of PCME ICF@shubhranshu..it finally took the passion & plain speak of the builder, moistened by blood & sweat of ICF, to get an unconditional...
by Sridhar K
24 Jan 2019 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 260850

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

I saw Uri in Chennai this weekend with members of my family who don't understand Hindi. They all loved the movie more than me. The hall was full but the emotion was lower in Chennai, perhaps due to not knowing Hindi+ rest of the Hindi speaking crowd was more elitist DCH? Tamil dubbing or at least Su...
by Sridhar K
25 Dec 2018 21:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61046

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

After all the bashing from us, the new nexon (starting Dec 9th or so) has scored 5 star in global NCAP whilst the earlier iteration scored 4 star along with Zest, Morazzo, Etioa and Brezza.
by Sridhar K
25 Dec 2018 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 3913

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

Sudharsanl ignorance alert: Will Silapadhigaram, Manimegalai, civaka cintamani provide any Indian viewpoint? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manimekalai Beyond the parts of them that appeared in தமிழ் poetry in text books in School, haven't pursued them Also Tamizh Shaiva and Sri Vaishnava texts may...
by Sridhar K
09 Dec 2018 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 744
Views: 52348

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Had typed a long post that got lost while posting. There are similar stuff in Tamil epics and poetry which talks about how Tamizh country got converted to Buddhism and Jainism in the manner mentioned in Sudharsans post primarily though coopting the king, black magic practices against Shaiva Saints l...
by Sridhar K
03 Dec 2018 21:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3230
Views: 430709

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Vips wrote:
From various you tube videos you can see Sudanshu Mani is a very realistic, no-nonsense, kick ass performer and he has mentioned Jan/Feb 2020 as the deadline for delivery of the first Train 20 which he says will be truly world class.


Unfortunately he is retiring per Twitter feed
by Sridhar K
03 Dec 2018 15:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3230
Views: 430709

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Very good point about the generator car. The old ICF coach train had 2-6 ac coaches whereas IIRC old full A/C. Rajdhani and shatabdis with ICF coaches also had a generator car since I guess the load was higher. Dont the Old ICF coaches also have battery + dyanamos unlike LHB derived ones which warra...
by Sridhar K
03 Dec 2018 00:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3230
Views: 430709

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The video posted above states that it is BHEL motors for WAG 11. Remember that WCAM3p of CR and WR were from BHEL. While Kapurthala graduated to LHB, ICF was doing older coaches up until a few years back. Heard a few whines from x ICF relatives some 8 years ago. Wonder with the upgrade in ICF, lot o...
by Sridhar K
06 Oct 2018 14:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3230
Views: 430709

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

ICF has been manufacturing EMUs for donkeys years and now with LHB manufacturing capability, shouldnt it be much of a stretch to design and manufacture coaches like Train 18. The sheet metals, seats etc may have been sourced from 3rd parties which could be wrapped.
by Sridhar K
08 Sep 2018 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2339
Views: 156622

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

If I am not wrong, even the private ones uses IMD radar and data. From Pradeep John, it is one of the best available but IMDs inference are too generic
by Sridhar K
26 Aug 2018 05:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2339
Views: 156622

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

The Kings of Thondai Mandala aka greater Chennai and sorrounding districts had built a beautiful system of ponds ->smaller lakes>big lakes>rivers like Adyar and linked them to natural rivers like palar, kosathalaiyar to form a beautiful system of storing water from mansoons supply the paddy field al...
by Sridhar K
25 Aug 2018 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2339
Views: 156622

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

ramana, september rainfall is pending. Yes, Pradeep John did take into account potentially 2X the normal quota of rainfall in Sept for the projection. BTW, both during the lead up to the Chennai and KL floods, he was warning about delayed release of water from the dams. We cut short our holiday in ...
by Sridhar K
24 May 2018 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7862

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Last time I visited Kerala in 2016 on a temple tour, I had unusually a large number of bat sightings, but my trip was south of Guruvayur though. May be resident Keralites can confirm if that is normal
by Sridhar K
23 Mar 2018 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India
Replies: 112
Views: 11357

Re: Cambridge Analytics and Next Color Revolutions India

Chetak sir done but have very few followers

On the point about these things not being new, though very true, the time to influence today is very less and is getting lesser. Jallikattu protest is perhaps a great case study. Let us see how Anna Hazare fast spans out
by Sridhar K
07 Jan 2018 06:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2907
Views: 487831

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The ckyc project by NSE IT is on blockchain. PoC was completed http://m.nasdaq.com/article/how-stock-exchanges-are-experimenting-with-blockchain-technology-cm801802 NSE is also exploring BC for other usecases Latest https://www.coindesk.com/government-think-tank-to-trial-blockchain-verification-in-i...
by Sridhar K
27 Dec 2017 21:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2907
Views: 487831

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Chetak saar, you're right. Though I'm not sure that we send the PAN numbers to Amreeka, yet it is still a bit insulting. Here's what I'd posted a year ago: https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7280&p=2079387&hilit=fatca#p2079387 Chetak, Srin saars I was aware for corpor...
by Sridhar K
27 Oct 2017 22:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61046

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

The biggest problem is regulation or lack of it in India. When the Indian cars fared poor in NCAP crash test, MSIL and Renault said that their cars comply to Indian standards. However, I see more and more vendors moving slowly towards offering airbags and ABS standard in all variants like the new dz...
by Sridhar K
27 Oct 2017 20:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61046

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Having owned a Hyundai, Tata Manza, Suzuki swift and close friends owning Ford, VW, Honda, Suzuki has its own sets of advantages Availability of service centers, spare anywhere anytime in India, frugal mileage, low spare cost, pretty decent quality of customer experience with service centers, excell...
by Sridhar K
25 Oct 2017 22:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61046

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Tatas design had started turning for good right from the days of vista-Manza Aria days and it has become better and better. However their manufacturing and QC especially for their vendor supplied components were a big let down. Though things are still improving, they are still some way before the ca...
by Sridhar K
16 Oct 2017 14:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 521678

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^+108 to the post on agri revival in Guj.. For someone who lived in Saurashtra in 1999 2000 and revisited Gujarat on a full state tour in 2014, the agricultural growth was so visible to see.
by Sridhar K
09 Sep 2017 18:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 61125

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Thank you sir. I have beeen lurking daily on BR with occassional posting in the burqa forum
by Sridhar K
09 Sep 2017 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 61125

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Karthik S wrote:
chola wrote:
Camps in Chennai? What the hell?! How and why are they camping in Chennai? Sobering if not down right scary that they are all the way down to Tamil Nadu.


IIRC, it was through govt assistance.


Yes at Kelambakkam
by Sridhar K
08 Sep 2017 22:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 61125

Re: The Rohingya Menace

There was an organised protest by Muslim muneetra kazhagam today near my home in Chennai against atrocities on Rohingyas by Myanmar. Looks like the leftist and islamist cells are activated to orchestrate some trouble There has been a sudden advent of Burmese food in Chennai over the last few years a...

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