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by Picklu
26 May 2020 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2861
Views: 811401

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Ehhh, every fighterplane that exists? Gripen for instance is in service from the cold north of Sweden down to the humid heat of Thailand, from the high planes of Afghanistan to dry hot temperatures of South Africa. Pretty much the same goes with every fighter that exists today... Per chaiwala, Grip...
by Picklu
06 Apr 2020 09:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1616
Views: 270380

Re: India's Power Sector

... Very interesting indeed. But this is a demand drop of 28%. Whereas in a war-time situation there would be a supply hit. I.e., capacity being taken violently offline, and the remaining capacity having to take up the demand. Does the above stress test apply to that scenario as well, or is it mere...
by Picklu
06 Apr 2020 04:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668344

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Reposting it here since this is truely strategic in nature. https://twitter.com/RajKSinghIndia/status/1246844612951412736?s=20 The demand went down from 117300 Megawatts at 2049 hrs to 85300 Megawatts till 2109 hrs; that is a reduction of 32000 Megawatts. Then it started increasing. Frequency was m...
by Picklu
06 Apr 2020 04:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1616
Views: 270380

Re: India's Power Sector

https://twitter.com/RajKSinghIndia/status/1246844612951412736?s=20 The demand went down from 117300 Megawatts at 2049 hrs to 85300 Megawatts till 2109 hrs; that is a reduction of 32000 Megawatts. Then it started increasing. Frequency was maintained within a band of 49.7 to 50. 26 Hz, which means th...
by Picklu
05 Apr 2020 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 656247

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Like the PRC wont be building type 54 for the TSPN?? That India needed to buy ships from Russia to keep them out of TSP hands. Chinese Type 54/A has older Kashmir missile instead of newer Shtil-1 on Type 1135.6 that we wanted to deny them. We also wanted to deny Pakistan the Klub-S supersonic missi...
by Picklu
05 Apr 2020 13:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1616
Views: 270380

Re: India's Power Sector

Is that appeal a fact or just a WhatsApp forward? How come we don't see such concerns during the hour long Earth hour every year?? Industrial consumption continues during "earth days" in other years. Only when industrial consumption is down; office, cinema halls across india, malls etc ar...
by Picklu
05 Apr 2020 12:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1616
Views: 270380

Re: India's Power Sector

Mort, don't have the energy to get into this discussion any more. However, I have multiple classmates in WB and UP state electricity boards in fairly high engineering positions and many of them are Modi Bhakts. They all agreed that there is a reason to be apprehensive, the July 2012 level multi grid...
by Picklu
05 Apr 2020 12:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1616
Views: 270380

Re: India's Power Sector

I have a gut feeling that this is also a calculated risk taken by the govt to stress test our power distribution infrastructure using this Corona opportunity of lower usage due to industrial shutdowns. Such opportunities do not come every day. Every modern day corporate does this using "chaos m...
by Picklu
30 Mar 2020 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4019
Views: 638404

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

It is not just Apaches. Be it Rafales or S400, it appears that the P5 have the first right on our defense capex. Not sure what's the critical short coming for which we are held by our curlies. Because, it is hard to believe that all politicians from all sides of the spectrum are equally traitor and ...
by Picklu
27 Mar 2020 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4273
Views: 1010409

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

Indranil wrote:MWF and AMCA prototypes are not going to be ready for avionics/radar testing till 2025 and 2030 AT LEAST. If airframes were present today, we could start integrating and testing these LRUs from tomorrow.


And a few as Kaveri testbed; pretty please
by Picklu
18 Mar 2020 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 933
Views: 247077

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The buggers shafted us during ToT by providing a faulty breach design. We finally rectified the same after a decade via soltam. The current import of 2 barrel is only to ensure they come up with certified ammo for the same. The ammo(consumable) is where the gravy is with each shell costing us 20 lak...
by Picklu
17 Mar 2020 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2861
Views: 811401

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

The first flight didn't have the ubiquitous wvr aam on the outermost pylon as flutter weight.
Also the midboard pylon were fitted to cover the Kuchemann Carrot behind it.

Happened before? Are these the new normal?
by Picklu
17 Mar 2020 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2861
Views: 811401

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Today, a fitting day to pay a tribute to Sri MP Sir ji, Hope he reaches Vaikuntha.
by Picklu
17 Mar 2020 02:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5042
Views: 1012112

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

With the WFH being the new norm, TCS alone has ordered 2+lakh laptop, all coming from China; CTS another 1+ lakh, add Wipro, Infy and rest of the IT behemoths and China is laughing all the way to bank. Add the biffed up routers, dongles and new phone handsets required for WFH and we alone are taking...
by Picklu
11 Mar 2020 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1218
Views: 359635

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

After Feb 27, a F 16 had to publicly crash ;)

A better face saver story than concocting something like losing one against a pig on the runway.
by Picklu
07 Mar 2020 09:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 811
Views: 233464

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Kartik wrote:Harshal Pal is definitely trying hard but nowhere near as good as the rendering that Kuntal Biswas has done so far. His are near perfect renderings.


Yup, Kuntal is the gold standard.

But Harshal also should be encouraged. The more the better. May their tribe prosper.
by Picklu
22 Feb 2020 04:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 811
Views: 233464

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Bharat - Ratna for Kuntal Biswas. Finally, after a long delay, one critical gap in capability is getting fulfilled where Pakis and Chinis used to rule the roost. Eye candy at it's best (even though there are a few rare gaps in technical drawing like the incorrect shape of the ram air inlet at the ta...
by Picklu
04 Jan 2020 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 811
Views: 233464

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Abhibhushan wrote:Does any one remember that even M2K also tried out a 2 engined version?


Abhibhushan Sir, would like to hear your perspective on that, even if it has been discussed by amateurs before.
by Picklu
04 Jan 2020 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5259
Views: 1078616

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

The issue with Kaveri is 0-institutional support/risk-taking attitude for an ab-initio high-tech product. After-all, nobody stopped MoD/IAF/GTRE to simply do what the Chinese did i.e. Accept it as is and force it to, atleast partial, squadron service. And 5-7 years of regular flying would throw-up ...
by Picklu
04 Jan 2020 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 811
Views: 233464

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I happened to see a small mob of street vendors making a fight near CV Raman Nagar, on who has more right to build the next desi fighter. Everyone and their uncle (and aunts and kajins too) in that geography is planning to build one. There is money to be spent, promotions to be had etc etc... I als...
by Picklu
04 Jan 2020 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger
Replies: 50
Views: 4990

Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Rakesh wrote:He is Group Captain now and still going strong I believe!


Grounded and leading air defense since flying days are over IIRC.
by Picklu
04 Jan 2020 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 178
Views: 38836

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

If we have the economic wherewithal then i love the approach of 'duplication of effort'; the only issue from my side would be a free flow of ideas to reduce the duplication to mere copy. It is the duplication that creates true capability of "bench strength" Just like what IPL is doing to I...
by Picklu
01 Jan 2020 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2724
Views: 766146

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

:D You have to give it to the youtube boys. The page on DRDO must have been created months back. As soon as someone notices it, it gets put on twitter, then on to defence forums. And voila, next is youtube video on "Everything about XRSAM" All of these based on one section of DRDO, with a...
by Picklu
31 Dec 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 933
Views: 247077

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Lt Gen Shankar has lead not only Pinaka but Dhanush effort as well. For the next one decade, his comments would still be extremely up to date and valid as he was involved in the R&D side as well. However, he may have some bias towards 52 caliber Dhanush than 52 caliber 25 L chamber ATAGS
by Picklu
31 Dec 2019 19:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2980
Views: 320376

Re: Indian Roads Thread

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by Picklu
23 Dec 2019 02:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 933
Views: 247077

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Any reason why the number of rockets got reduced from 6 to 4 in each pod? My understanding is that the dimension didn't increase and the weight increase is also minimal (~15 kg), so why reduce the throw-weight? The dia at the fins for guidance increased so the the space between the rockets had to b...
by Picklu
23 Dec 2019 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 933
Views: 247077

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Any reason why the number of rockets got reduced from 6 to 4 in each pod?
My understanding is that the dimension didn't increase and the weight increase is also minimal (~15 kg), so why reduce the throw-weight?
by Picklu
22 Dec 2019 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 686001

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Btw, there's video floating around on the SM of the empty seats in Modi rally today. Not sure if that's one off, some trick video or there's genuine popular backlash against BJP where people are no longer interested on NaMo. The JMM exit poll shows that BJP is going to loose that state despite lot o...
by Picklu
22 Dec 2019 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 686001

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Amit Shah has spoken extensively on NRC in parliament, with media, in election rallys. Today, PM says, no one has talked about NRC. It will be seen as a backtracking. My ardent hope is that he should not end up similar to Buddhadeb Bhattacharya after backtracking on Singur. Voting public respects st...
by Picklu
22 Dec 2019 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 686001

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The horror stories of bengali hindus that are coming out from Assam, is precisely what I had pointed out - no way to reduce false negatives and false positives in the same process. Many people with ear to the ground level were aware of the situation; how actual perpetrators(bangladesi muslims) have ...
by Picklu
19 Dec 2019 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 686001

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The number of state govt outside BJP hand is a concern since law and order is a state subject and any central initiative can be thwarted/sabotaged via violence or threat of violence. RAJ, MP, C'Garh, MH, Bihar, Odisha, TN, KL, AP and Telengana, Delhi, WB, Assam and NE (after CAA) combined is not a s...
by Picklu
17 Dec 2019 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 686001

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sorry, a bit busy with office work so could not post much today but two quick points a. Saw a few posters suggested tiered filtration process to increase catching maximum illegals while simultaneously reducing the chance of genuine Indians being tagged as illegal. While the intention is good, let me...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 686001

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Now you are being obstinate. The number of Assamese not in NRC is 1 lakh, Nepali 1 lakh. As for source you are educated. So google recent interview of HBS with Rajdeep. Even if the number is 1.2 million the CAB allows them to apply for citizenship. Just entering another country automatically does n...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 686001

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ Why don't you wait for the end goal that Modi/Shah have in mind. As far as Assam is concerned ... 1. NRC is blotched and incomplete from Modi/Shah pov. 2. For those identified as illegals, there is a process of appeals and courts that will have its say before India can fully mark them out a ille...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 686001

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Picklu, you need to cool down and not get hysterical. My family are refugees from Narayanganj in Bdesh. Part of family still in Bdesh. Plenty of close family still in Kolkata. Everyone of us will be submitting documentation for NRC. As for the 1.2 million Bengali/Bdeshi Hindus those reports are unc...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 686001

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not only the above security and public health issue would go up many times but there will be other problems. Many tipping points would be reached when the number of illegals become 20 lakh and that many people has a lot potential to cause harm if pushed at the corner. 1. 5 to 7 lakh detected and 5-...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 686001

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ Picklu The solution is to uplift the entire eastern india economically. And achieving that would be THE holy lota to solve all the problem. True - and absolutely critical to counter the dlagon as well. In many villages in Malloostan, most of the ppl seen outside working are "Bengali" -...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 686001

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Truth is .. 1. Bengladeshi, Pakistani and Afghan Hindus have protection of CAA now. No fear there. 2. Bangladesh will only accept it own citizen. That in-itself is a protection that GOI will not rush into classification. Remember, GOI asking for multiple extensions during Assam NRC the last of whic...
by Picklu
16 Dec 2019 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 686001

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

IMO, the porous border is like a porous membrane. The migration across is should be a function of the pressure differential and the concentration differential. Thus, tighter enforcement on Indian side will basically deter all but the most desperate - and the terrorists/ criminals. Plus, jaabs on th...

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