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by Kakkaji
21 Oct 2017 00:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4340
Views: 359614

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

So much for the slowdown: Durables shrug off slow start to log dhamaka sales in festive season KOLKATA: Despite a slow start, sales of television, refrigerator and washing machines grew 8-10 per cent in volume terms this festive season, dispelling industry's fears that the impact of the Goods and Se...
by Kakkaji
20 Oct 2017 06:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4693
Views: 378739

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Why aren't we ordering more Su-30 MKIs to top up the numbers in the twin-engine area.
by Kakkaji
20 Oct 2017 06:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119503

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

That recent report is from November of last year. By the way, was HAL supposed to have reached a production rate of 8 per year by now? Indranil ji You had reported that the SP-5 will fly by end of September. What is the status now? It is so frustrating becuse, in the current situation, every day's ...
by Kakkaji
16 Oct 2017 20:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2000
Views: 165565

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

NEW DELHI - KOTA JN - NAGDA JN - RATLAM - VADODARA JN – SURAT – BORIVALI - MUMBAI CENTRAL. As such the Mumbai - New Delhi Route Bullet Trains might not go via Ahmedabad Cheers http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/beer.gif The two lines will connect at Vadodara, so the Mumbai-Delhi HSR shoul...
by Kakkaji
08 Oct 2017 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 703
Views: 121983

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I was also a supporter of all rotary wing and CAS aircraft going to the Army, CPMF getting their own air wing etc, until this report made me sit up: BSF pilot raises red flags: Trainees flying VIPs, planes unkept Maybe the IAF is right. Skills and experience in maintaining and operating aircraft and...
by Kakkaji
06 Oct 2017 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119503

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Rishi_Tri wrote:We shall need sacks of anti depressants..

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 958656.cms


Not to worry Saar, there are still 11 steps to go through. :wink:
by Kakkaji
06 Oct 2017 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119503

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

There is CNC stage - contract negotiation. HAL needs to agree to price and is well known to demand their pound of flesh . They have clout as well can certainly push as well. Beyond that I wont be able to comment. Vidur Ji: I am confused :-? HAL is a company owned by the Govt of India. So, in buying...
by Kakkaji
05 Oct 2017 06:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4340
Views: 359614

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

In Modi's speech today, he has referred to these people as modern-day 'Shalya'. 8)

I think it is an apt description.
by Kakkaji
05 Oct 2017 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119503

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Re. Mk1A, have they selected the AESA radar for it yet. IIRC the tenders were to be opened in April, and Elta, Selex, and Raytheon were in the race.
by Kakkaji
04 Oct 2017 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119503

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

ramana wrote:I am going to either start a new thread or x-post Vidur's posts in OFB/DPSU/MoD thread.


There is already a 'Military Acquisitions and Partnerships' thread
by Kakkaji
03 Oct 2017 01:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4340
Views: 359614

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Another story illustrating the transformative changes in the economy that are resulting from GST: What triggers Kachha credit rates falling? MUMBAI: Interest rates that money lenders charged borrowers hardly budged for decades irrespective of policy decisions. But even that is collapsing faster than...
by Kakkaji
29 Sep 2017 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3567
Views: 501321

Re: Small Arms Thread

Thanks rkhanna
by Kakkaji
29 Sep 2017 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3567
Views: 501321

Re: Small Arms Thread

Folks: I am dying to see pictures of our troops in Kashmir operations wearing the new bulletproof helmets. Earlier reports said that the first lot will be received in August and will be distributed first to the frontline units, but I have not seen any pictures yet. What happened? Our boys have been ...
by Kakkaji
28 Sep 2017 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395980

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Make sure you click on the photo for a bigger view and if you click on it a second time, you will get full screen view :) Perhaps the first time that a photo of the apex Defence Acquisition Council meeting has been released https://twitter.com/manupubby/status/913077563840491525 Notice the Chai-Bis...
by Kakkaji
16 Sep 2017 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1625
Views: 210998

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

'Desecrate' row over militants - Army promises 'action' after clip of soldiers 'trampling' dead duo Srinagar, Sept. 15: The army will take "suitable action" against soldiers who desecrated the bodies of two Lashkar militants killed in a gunfight yesterday, the decision coming after a purp...
by Kakkaji
13 Sep 2017 04:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3651
Views: 311550

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

So, why not simultaneously conduct trials (for both Dhamush and M777) in the Pokharan range with TFTA imported ammunition first? If those trials are conducted without barrel burst, then we would know that it is neither the gun(s), nor the hot and dusty environment at Pokharan that is at fault. Then ...
by Kakkaji
02 Sep 2017 06:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7614
Views: 496375

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Apart from the Rs 16,000 crores that did not get deposited in banks and thus turning worthless, what about all the fake currency that was in circulation which became useless at one stroke? It is not in the public domain, but the Govt must have had some estimate of how much it was, and that has all b...
by Kakkaji
02 Sep 2017 06:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4340
Views: 359614

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

More: Niti upbeat about GDP New Delhi, Sept. 1 (PTI): Economic growth in the second quarter of 2017-18 is expected to soar to 7-7.5 per cent on the back of a good monsoon and clarity over the GST, Niti Aayog's new vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar said today. The GDP growth rate slid to a 3-year low of 5.7 ...
by Kakkaji
02 Sep 2017 06:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4340
Views: 359614

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

While the Congress and other usual suspects make noise about 'contracting GDP', the recent data has already started moving in the other direction: Respite after rough ride - Factories spring back to life New Delhi, Sept. 1: An independent business survey today showed that the country's factory activ...
by Kakkaji
02 Sep 2017 06:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3651
Views: 311550

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Folks Read the TOI artticle about the Bofors 155/52 gun carefully. It is a mounted gun, not a towed one that they are offering, hence not in competition with ATAGS. In this mounted gun the gun designer will be BAE/ Bofors, gun manufacturer will be OFB, and the vehicle will be TATRA supplied by BEML....
by Kakkaji
30 Aug 2017 22:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7614
Views: 496375

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Remember the story that about 3 lakh crores worth of deposits are under IT scanner. Whatever tax is eventually recovered from there will be in addition to these 16,000 crores.
by Kakkaji
30 Aug 2017 21:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7614
Views: 496375

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I think the money that did not come back = 15.44-15.28 = 0.16 lakh crores = 16,000 crores. This is the money that can be 'extinguished' from RBI books.

Am I right?
by Kakkaji
30 Aug 2017 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1000
Views: 61557

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

Despite all this torture and injustice, Veer Purohit is standing up with pride in his uniform and a smile on his face. Someone like me would have become a physical and mental wreck a long time ago. Makes me want to cry. Col Purohit and his wife are the type of people that are holding up the sky abov...
by Kakkaji
30 Aug 2017 01:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1000
Views: 61557

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

ramana ji: I feel that, somehow, SP was involved in plotting and implementing what happened to Col Purohit. His tentacles run deep in the Police in the Mumbai-Pune area. He is rumored to have strong links with the D-Company. He also has the brainpower (which the top level of Congress lack :wink: ) t...
by Kakkaji
29 Aug 2017 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4693
Views: 378739

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

If the IAF, and the GOI, are convinced that the current numbers shortage is debilitating, then the best way to address it quickly is to buy 100 F-16s off-the-shelf, get some critical technologies for the LCA and the AMCA as part of the offset from LM, and be done with it. Stop this SEF MII Tamasha. ...
by Kakkaji
29 Aug 2017 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4693
Views: 378739

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

So, according to the Raghuvanshi article (which I think is pure speculation), the earliest production start for F-16 in India will be in eight years.

Starting production of an 1970s vintage plane in 2025!

Unbelievable :eek: :eek:

And how does that address the shortage of numbers now? :-?
by Kakkaji
29 Aug 2017 06:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1000
Views: 61557

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

National Congress Party is NCP, and its President is Shared Pawar. Is that who Lt Col Purohit is referring to?
by Kakkaji
25 Aug 2017 05:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1000
Views: 61557

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

Why was MI involved in domestic intelligence ops? Isn't that the job of IB?
by Kakkaji
25 Aug 2017 05:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3651
Views: 311550

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

If India does not buy or induct other guns soon then rest assured during a war it will be these Kalyani artillery guns which will be manufactured and inducted in emergency conditions. Recall that they (Bharat Forge) working 24 X7 delivered tens of thousands of 155 MM Shells (import substitution) du...
by Kakkaji
25 Aug 2017 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3651
Views: 311550

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The plan is to become an all 155mm for the plains artillery force. Kakkaji, The Baba Kalyani version is the Austrian Voest model right? If so this was the pre-Bofors gun-howitzer and upgraded to 52 calibers. Yes, but it is available now. Buy it at least to make up for attrition losses of the origin...
by Kakkaji
24 Aug 2017 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3651
Views: 311550

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I wish the army could quickly test and induct the Kalyani 155mm howitzers also. It may not be as advanced as the ATAGS, but it is apparently an internationally popular design, and can be quickly produced by Bharat Forge in India. We need a parallel source of guns while Dhanush is being sorted out an...
by Kakkaji
22 Aug 2017 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 598
Views: 61283

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Folks: Now that Trump has signed off on the strategy and presented it to the public, his domestic political troubles will have no bearing on it. This plan will unfold over the next 6 months, and the key players executing it will be McMaster, Kelly, and Tillerson. Watch for Jaishankar and Doval trave...
by Kakkaji
22 Aug 2017 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 598
Views: 61283

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

'Indo-Pacific' is just the combined region of Indian and Pacific oceans. Not a specific reference to India.
by Kakkaji
22 Aug 2017 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 598
Views: 61283

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I think Trump hinted at 'hot pursuit' into Pakistan.

He asked for more troops from NATO allies, not from India
by Kakkaji
18 Aug 2017 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249352

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I think the endgame here is that, once the Army starts operating the Apaches and builds its experience, eventually all the existing attacallowing it buy fancy foreign fighter aircraft.k helicopters (including the Apaches) will be transferred to the Army from the IAF. The IAF will be placated with so...
by Kakkaji
16 Aug 2017 03:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119503

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Ajai Shukla's latest status report: Tejas fighter finally achieves production target Eight Tejas to roll out this year; heavily outsourced to private sector Since December 2013, when the indigenous Tejas fighter was operationally cleared to join the Indian Air Force (IAF), Hindustan Aeronautics Limi...
by Kakkaji
12 Aug 2017 03:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7614
Views: 496375

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

There are reports that a Rs 200 note will be released for circulation this week. I hope this note is printed by the Govt in huge quantities, with the intent to replace the Rs 2,000 notes that are in circulation. With the experience of long lines the last time, I don't think this Govt will go for abr...
by Kakkaji
12 Aug 2017 03:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7614
Views: 496375

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

₹2.8-4.3 lakh cr of excess deposits entered banking system during demonetisation MUMBAI, AUGUST 11: Excess deposits in the range of ₹2.8-4.3 lakh crore accrued to the banking system during the demonetisation period, with unusual cash deposits in specific accounts, which were usually less active, es...

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