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by hanumadu
18 Jun 2018 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4266
Views: 688435

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Lokender Singh @Aakashveer306 Replying to @SJha1618 Progress on Kaveri, please update. Saurav Jha @SJha1618 Residual issues with the engine have been fixed according to GTRE, including the ones I wrote about. They still plan to fly it on board a Tejas test vehicle just as a demonstration. I have a ...
by hanumadu
14 Jun 2018 04:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Offtopic: There seems to be a consensus among some people cutting across party lines against Namo's war on black money. Arun Shourie's main grouse with Namo seems to be not bailing out crony capitalists. Tavleen Singh wrote articles on tax terrorism and how the new laws on black money will be used b...
by hanumadu
13 Jun 2018 22:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

And that because black money is becoming difficult to be laundered back into the economy, sick businesses are becoming difficult to revive! They had their chance to come clean and they ignored it. I hope all efforts to unearth black money stashes, benami properties in India and abroad will continue...
by hanumadu
12 Jun 2018 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 124046

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

Generally, it is hard to scale down or miniaturize things. But scaling up from Tejas Mk1 to Tejas Mk2 should be easier than building Mk1. Also more weight and volume means more margins for trade offs like less weapons for more fuel or bigger or over weight engine.
by hanumadu
11 Jun 2018 18:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 675
Views: 61248

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I thought of all those options, but they would still not do any business with ZTE because their own semiconductor technology comes from the west. Push comes to shove India or China can design their own ARM or x86 processors, work with Linux, develop a windows or make do somehow. But we do not have ...
by hanumadu
11 Jun 2018 15:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 675
Views: 61248

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Mediatek is taiwan and govt has approved its export to zte who can no longer use snapdragon Huawei has kirin but does not share with zte Samsung has exynos but for its own use only Apple has its Ax family for own use only Thats about the options in phone soc chips Replacing snapdragon with mediatek...
by hanumadu
11 Jun 2018 07:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 675
Views: 61248

Re: Understanding the US- Again

let us see if he really brings ZTE back to life. so far its just expression of intent. ZTE is a global giant with 75,000 staff and presence in every developing market bar none and EU. they also sell cellphones in massa, albeit not telecom network infra gear. they are not a changu mangu manufacturer...
by hanumadu
10 Jun 2018 01:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Deleted. Stop feeding the troll.
by hanumadu
09 Jun 2018 00:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 675
Views: 61248

Re: Understanding the US- Again

It should have been a gradual process allowing time for the US and others to find alternate markets and suppliers. The US did enjoy the dollar as reserve currency all these years in exchange for what ever benevolence it showed on its allies.
by hanumadu
04 Jun 2018 20:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1403
Views: 172284

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

What are we going to use this LNG for? Will all the LNG we are importing now be enough to operate our gas power plants at full capacity? There is 20 billion dollars of NPAs there. What will be the cost of power come to with $7/mBTU gas?
by hanumadu
03 Jun 2018 09:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/finance/gst-monthly-collection-at-rs-94016-crore-in-may/articleshow/64411937.cms GST collections at 94000 cr in May. From this fiscal, the govt has shifted to reporting GST collections in that particular month and not for the month of sales. Having ...
by hanumadu
02 Jun 2018 12:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^The discussion on Benami act should go into DeMo thread or its own thread.
by hanumadu
01 Jun 2018 19:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^Suraj, The article is from march 2016.
by hanumadu
01 Jun 2018 10:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1362
Views: 166642

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Is US a reliable partner? -- G Parthasarathy Moreover, the time has come for India and others to use forums like BRICS to initiate a process to devise a new architecture for monetary exchanges, so that Washington cannot indefinitely continue to use the dollar as an instrument for diplomatic blackma...
by hanumadu
01 Jun 2018 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1362
Views: 166642

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

engine embargo is 'when' not 'if'. Maybe that's exactly the sort of thing Kaveri needs. Fire under our asses. There are other things US can embargo, though not military equipment. Chips and chip manufacturing equipment. IBM refused to set up semiconductor facility for SCL recently citing military u...
by hanumadu
31 May 2018 18:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

4 quarter GDP at 7.7 with full year at 6.7%. The third quarter GDP has been revised to 7% from the earlier 7.2%.
by hanumadu
27 May 2018 08:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4200
Views: 290551

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

He looks very toned and athletic.
Image

If he is losing steam, perhaps he should cut down on the strength training and do more cardio.
by hanumadu
25 May 2018 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1368
Views: 149739

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

India's fundamental demand is greater access to UK for Indian labour and students. A regime of anti-immigrant hardliners in UK will never work out in improving these ties. The bar they need to clear to win favour with India is VERY high - one cannot even transit Heathrow airport without a transit v...
by hanumadu
23 May 2018 05:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Owners settle Rs 83k-crore bank dues The fear of losing control over their companies has prompted promoters, who have defaulted on repayment of loans to banks, to settle their dues of around Rs 83,000 crore before action was initiated under the newly-enacted Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). On...
by hanumadu
21 May 2018 01:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

That's not how insolvency and bankruptcy codes work. Everyone could take a loss; any loan can go bad, after all. When resolved by sale to a bidder or liquidation, entities get paid in an order of preference set forth in the bankruptcy code. E&Y has a nice presentation on how the new IBC works: ...
by hanumadu
19 May 2018 11:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^Your post is a political rant and has nothing to do with economics. Fix the financial system? How? And how would have fixing the financial system solved the NPA problem? Yes Modi could have had the IBC in place earlier if congress had the brains to vote for it and not repeatedly stall the parliam...
by hanumadu
19 May 2018 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 124046

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

How about the lift. Won't the increased size and weight need more lift, which in turn needs a larger wing area?
by hanumadu
18 May 2018 22:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/tata-steel-completes-acquisition-of-controlling-stake-in-bhushan-steel/articleshow/64226210.cms NEW DELHI: Bamnipal Steel Ltd (BNPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Steel, has successfully completed the acquisition of controlling stake ...
by hanumadu
15 May 2018 01:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 677
Views: 119740

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Supratik wrote:Economic survey on Indian R&D.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 891266.cms


Ah, there is still hope. :) Thanks Supratik. Nice article.
by hanumadu
14 May 2018 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 675
Views: 61248

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Americans, especially Trump supporters, are getting tired of this whole Trump Russian connection investigation. It's been 1.5 years and there is no progress and I don't believe there will be any progress. Now people don't care whether Trump slept with a ***** star or he paid her and lied about it. T...
by hanumadu
13 May 2018 02:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 172
Views: 15342

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

What Keeps Xi Jinping Awake at Night The recent trade dispute between China and the United States has brought new attention to China’s zeal to become technologically self-reliant. The book shows that Mr. Xi was determined that China master its own microchips, operating systems and other core techno...
by hanumadu
09 May 2018 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2918
Views: 185898

Re: Iran News and Discussions

How come Iran does not have nuclear weapons yet? It has a large, intelligent population and has been a middle income country for many years now.
by hanumadu
09 May 2018 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 675
Views: 61248

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Chinese exports fell from about 40% of GDP in 2016 to under 20% of GDP in 2016. It must be even less today. Its internal consumption grew from 40% to 60% of GDP. The situation may not be as dire for China as DT imagines it to be. The rest of the world must be getting tired of US by now. They might a...
by hanumadu
09 May 2018 14:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 675
Views: 61248

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Strong statement from EU about sticking to the Iran deal. Can US sanctions be effective without participation from allies?
by hanumadu
09 May 2018 14:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 675
Views: 61248

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Who in the US wan't war or sanctions against Iran? Is it the American people, the Jews (Israel), the christian fundamentalists, deep state, neo cons or some one else? The Trump republican base is generally happy with sending out the Mexicans, the H1Bs and trade tariffs against China and every one el...
by hanumadu
08 May 2018 18:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227616

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Thats ~400 cr per kilometer. There is no land acquisition cost unlike in Delhi EPE. India has surely become expensive. Why do we still need foreign joint ventures to build a bridge?
by hanumadu
06 May 2018 20:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2387
Views: 268213

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

arvin wrote:Train 18 appears to be our attempt to catch up with the present high speed passenger train transport with tech like aluminium body and bogies having own motors.


Small nitpick. Train 18 is the LHB coaches modified to EMUs. Train 20 is the aluminium body EMUs.
by hanumadu
05 May 2018 13:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1024
Views: 123507

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

With GPON it is possible. Using older technologies and the typical BSNL exchange, certainly not possible without a huge capital outlay. This could be a good thing where we leapfrog/bypass several generations of older tech, like the move directly to cellular. Landlines as a concept are dead. Only BS...
by hanumadu
05 May 2018 13:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1024
Views: 123507

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/draft-telecom-policy-aims-40-lakh-jobs-50-mbps-broadband-speed/articleshow/63997776.cms 50% land line connectivity would probably imply 50% urbanization or more because not every household in urban areas would be able to afford or want bro...
by hanumadu
05 May 2018 13:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1024
Views: 123507

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Prasad wrote:Isn't that what the Bharath-net all about? OFC to all villages.


Yes, OFC for all villages is easy, but to every house is not easy. And not affordable to the villagers. May be cheap wifi or wimax that can cover the entire village is possible.
by hanumadu
02 May 2018 15:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1024
Views: 123507

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/draft-telecom-policy-aims-40-lakh-jobs-50-mbps-broadband-speed/articleshow/63997776.cms Under the new policy, the government aims to enable fixed line broadband access to 50 per cent of households and start landline portability services. 5...
by hanumadu
02 May 2018 10:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Well, there is an element of that in all monthly data. Even April filings will be made until past May. But, the article lists the reporting month as April, that's all I'm saying. I saw that it was mentioned as April data in the article but I discounted it as DDM. The tax revenues for the month of M...
by hanumadu
01 May 2018 19:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Some of the uptick is because of the financial year end. We will have to wait for April returns to see how much of that is sustainable.

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