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by chaitanya
05 Mar 2019 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1351
Views: 163960

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

Even the MiG-21: there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the basic aerodynamic design. The moving-cone intake is sheer brilliance. Sure they need new metal (fatigue limits must be close), new fasteners (maybe all composite wings and carbon-carbon nose cone for stealth?) Just cleaning up the wing ...
by chaitanya
02 Mar 2019 05:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3458
Views: 337435

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^ But is that so surprising? We know that pakistan is just a big fat ugly baby trying to get its way since it can't do anything without the help of its four fathers. Its throwing a huge fit so the situation is muddied and they come in to try and calm down the situation. This is where all those expen...
by chaitanya
02 Mar 2019 03:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2875
Views: 480402

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Why misleading? There are 28 days in Feb and 31 days in Jan. So 1.02 lakh crore over 31 days = 0.0329 lakh crores per day. Whereas 97247 crore over 28 days = 0.0347 lakh crores. So there is actually a growth in GST collection. Am I wrong? Nope, not at all... in fact, its quite a frequent mistake ma...
by chaitanya
27 Feb 2019 03:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124635

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Congrats to the IAF for conducting a flawless op! Been happy all day with the news and reading the moronic comments of the tactically brilliant pakis... After the dust settles from SS2, it would be great if we can see how exactly Indian weaponry, both domestic and foreign, was able to ‘overcome’ the...
by chaitanya
23 Feb 2019 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2488
Views: 233856

Re: Understanding the US - Again

U.S. Is a Rich Country With Symptoms of a Developing Nation All of this raises a disturbing question: Is it possible for a rich, industrialized country to fall back into the middle ranks? The United Nations classifies countries as developed, developing and a middle category called “in transition.” ...
by chaitanya
22 Feb 2019 02:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 830796

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

Would like to share my joy on the FOC news as well... I learned about the LCA after its first flight from a newspaper photograph. I was a kid, and was amazed that India can build fighter jets.... so i did what every good BRFite does (although I didnt know it then) and started googling :lol: and came...
by chaitanya
19 Feb 2019 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 744
Views: 52123

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

^ It may sound funny but a lot of Europeans I meet are strongly against missionary work and conversions, probably stemming from shame about their past history as colonizers and overall disaffection with the church. Its the americans that are gung-ho about conversions. In the past few years this has ...
by chaitanya
15 Feb 2019 21:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155112

Re: Pulwama Attack

by chaitanya
15 Feb 2019 20:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155112

Re: Pulwama Attack

How hard would it be to pass a resolution that MoD will no longer consider products from companies that are going to sell/have sold arms to pakistan? Obviously this cannot be applied retroactively, but it may be a good way to choke off their weapons sources to just chinese maal
by chaitanya
15 Feb 2019 00:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155112

Re: Pulwama Attack

^ One way to do this would be a neptune spear type operation designed to kill and extract HVTs all over pakistan like dawood and azhar
by chaitanya
15 Feb 2019 00:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155112

Re: Pulwama Attack

I hope the counterattack is executed ASAP. I know reacting at 'the time and place of our choosing' is important, but sometimes immediate counterattack is also critical. It shows that we are awake and ready to counter whatever is thrown at us, and will be a strong message to both pak and china that a...
by chaitanya
28 Nov 2018 19:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 125139

Re: Indian IT Industry

^ You could use commercial cloud facilities for many academic purposes - I know AWS is used a lot in genomics. However, cloud systems may not be useful or optimized for all applications, especially for massive simulations involving climate modeling, etc. For example, I am not sure how useful a googl...
by chaitanya
10 Nov 2018 00:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 160182

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

TSPN, of course...

(sorry couldn't resist hehe)
by chaitanya
27 Jul 2018 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2938
Views: 80396

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

This is the most absurd piece of fake news I have seen against Hindus and Hinduism, spread by the New York Times: This narrative about yoga’s ancient roots has become a sacrament for Hindu nationalists, and it is echoed in the West. But it is mostly myth, an idealized origin story of the kind so man...
by chaitanya
27 Jul 2018 02:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2139
Views: 287902

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This is the most absurd piece of fake news I have seen against Hindus and Hinduism, spread by the New York Times: This narrative about yoga’s ancient roots has become a sacrament for Hindu nationalists, and it is echoed in the West. But it is mostly myth, an idealized origin story of the kind so man...
by chaitanya
09 Jul 2018 18:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 694
Views: 113737

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

Has India even developed MRE packages for it's military? In times of war, what really is the strategy to keep an army on the move rapidly fed? Hopefully there is a strategy. Yes, and it has been there for ages. DRDO transferred MRE technology to MTR in 2000 according to wiki . A DRDO tech focus art...
by chaitanya
26 Jun 2018 22:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 959
Views: 130833

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

NYT Article with lots of information on how China got Hambantota: How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port With 10 days to go before polls opened, around $3.7 million was distributed in checks: $678,000 to print campaign T-shirts and other promotional material and $297,000 to buy supporters gifts,...
by chaitanya
26 Jun 2018 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2815
Views: 383236

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

NYT Article with lots of information on how China got Hambantota: How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port With 10 days to go before polls opened, around $3.7 million was distributed in checks: $678,000 to print campaign T-shirts and other promotional material and $297,000 to buy supporters gifts,...
by chaitanya
08 May 2018 08:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1034
Views: 133402

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

This is welcome news: Vietnamese handset brand Mobiistar makes India its global HQ; to launch phones this month NEW DELHI: Vietnamese handset brand Mobiistar is set to enter the Indian smartphone market later this month to take on Chinese brands like Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi, and has decided to make I...
by chaitanya
13 Mar 2018 10:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2875
Views: 480402

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

With PM Gramin Awas Yojana under DBT, payout swells over two-fold NEW DELHI: The government has brought the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana (PMAYG), which has a Rs 50,000 crore payout in this financial year, under the direct benefit transfer (DBT) mechanism. This will result in a DBT of Rs 1.59 l...
by chaitanya
13 Mar 2018 00:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2875
Views: 480402

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

More good news: Industrial production expands at 7.5% for Jan, CPI softens to 4.4% for February ... The expansion was supported by growth in electricity sector which grew at 7.6 per cent. The continued expansion in industrial production has reinforced hopes of a healthy economic growth in the fourth...
by chaitanya
14 Feb 2018 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4625
Views: 811930

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Hi everyone, Something has been bothering me about this 'Safran-ized' Kaveri. We have seen many articles highlighting serious technical issues with the current Kaveri design and how this M88 hybrid might be the best solution to get the engine running 'in time'. While it might give us a working jet e...
by chaitanya
01 Feb 2018 20:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Defence Budget 2018-19
Replies: 14
Views: 2848

Re: Defence Budget 2018-19

I think the anemic growth in capital outlay for defence is this government's way to push MII. Just look at the dramatic increase in the R&D (which I am guessing is DRDO) outlay over the past three years (in crores): 2016-2017: 6771.50 2017-2018: 7552.32 2018-2019: 9734.45 That's almost a 29% inc...
by chaitanya
29 Jan 2018 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 904
Views: 120177

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Don't know if this was posted before, but this 'Iceye' satellite was one of the many in the latest ISRO launch: A Suitcase-Size Satellite’s Big Image of Frozen Earth Below https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/01/27/science/27TB-SATELLITE/27TB-SATELLITE-superJumbo.jpg This image is from a SAR on boar...
by chaitanya
31 Oct 2017 19:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 519985

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^^ As far as I can tell, GOI gets a view into the unorganized sector via National Sample Surveys; but the last one related to employment was 2011-2012!!!!!!!!!! PS: Excerpt from the 2016-17 Annual Report of the Ministry of Labour and Employment: http://labour.gov.in/annual-reports As per the surve...
by chaitanya
30 Oct 2017 22:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 519985

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Thanks, found the report here . Should've read this first, it clearly says it ignores the SME sector. Adding to my previous question, is there any good information on employment in the SME sector or do we just have to go off of indirect indicators? (For example, are there any figures released by job...
by chaitanya
30 Oct 2017 19:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 519985

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Jobless growth is for real, says rating agency Care Aggregate employees in 1,473 companies grew to 5.18 million in FY17 from 5.01 million in FY15, a growth of a little over 1 percentage point per year compared to over nearly 7 per cent economic growth. How accurate are these numbers, and is there a...
by chaitanya
30 Oct 2017 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2781
Views: 411723

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Looks like the new DM is listening to private industry: Government mulling time-bound mechanism for granting licences for defence production The government is considering introduction of a time-bound mechanism for granting licences and various other regulatory clearances for defence manufacturing to...
by chaitanya
25 Oct 2017 00:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 519985

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Sorry if this is OT, but I think it makes sense to be here in the context of what is being discussed. While we can discuss the current state of innovation (or the lack thereof) and what caused it, I think its also important to identify avenues to change the status quo. While India is far better off ...
by chaitanya
12 Oct 2017 19:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 519985

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Factory output jumps to 9-month high in August, inflation eases NEW DELHI: Industrial production grew at a nine-month high of 4.3 per cent in August, mainly on account of robust performance of mining and power sectors coupled with higher capital goods output, official data showed today. ... The out...
by chaitanya
21 May 2017 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2781
Views: 411723

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

x-post Government gives green signal to build worth over Rs 20,000 crore In a major move to ramp up naval strength, the Defence Ministry has given an in-principle approval for construction of four amphibious assault ships, also called the Landing Platform Docks (LPD), in the private sector at a cost...
by chaitanya
21 May 2017 21:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 788671

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Government gives green signal to build worth over Rs 20,000 crore In a major move to ramp up naval strength, the Defence Ministry has given an in-principle approval for construction of four amphibious assault ships, also called the Landing Platform Docks (LPD), in the private sector at a cost of ov...
by chaitanya
09 May 2017 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 179293

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Thanks for the clarifications shiv and chola. The discussions on this and the other chinese threads have been great, really learned a lot... now back to lurk mode
by chaitanya
09 May 2017 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 179293

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

shiv sir, thank you for your recent posts on the Chinese buildup (or lack of it) in Tibet, they have been very informative. Now I am wondering - if China is maintaining a skeleton force in Tibet and does not really have warfighting capability, how would they hold off Indian mountain divisions? In th...
by chaitanya
09 May 2017 07:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 213339

Re: India's Power Sector

I'd like to add that even though solar appears to be clean and renewable, there is a significant environmental cost of producing solar cells. Lithium-Ion batteries are even worse - both require environmentally unfriendly extraction techniques and must be replaced after a fixed period of time. When e...
by chaitanya
09 Feb 2017 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 993
Views: 169324

Re: Aircraft Recognition

^ Mk 1 testbed for jedi starfighter with hyperdrive docking ring

https://squir.com/42105/jedi-starfighte ... r-ring.jpg :mrgreen:

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