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by Mort Walker
21 Sep 2019 03:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The key is that the format was a "presser". Howdy Modi is NOT a press meet. He might do/say things after the event but that anyways is beyond India's control. Lets not mix formats. Correct. Rudradev is hanging around with CramS too much. Anyway, Texas governor Gregg Abott and US Senator J...
by Mort Walker
21 Sep 2019 03:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Here we go. This is what Howdy Modi is about. Tellurium is one of 3 sponsors of the event.

Report: Tellurian to sign $2.5 billion deal with India's Petronet LNG
by Mort Walker
21 Sep 2019 02:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Hopefully streets clear up and many planning to arrive by cars will be there. Not sure if it was picked up here before, in the NRG park complex a smaller event of gun show will also be happening. Lot of Trump supporters should be there if he does show up. Kinda scary with gun nuts around. Lots of p...
by Mort Walker
20 Sep 2019 21:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^Should be reported to ICE as many could be illegals or terrorists.
by Mort Walker
20 Sep 2019 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Whoever is going to Howdy Modi if they could kindly please post video to YouTube.
by Mort Walker
20 Sep 2019 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 1342

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

P8A Mad Foxes - Nice video of low flying and sonobuoy deployment. Very nice watch! Quite a treat! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z6qtoR6bZQ At 4:45 you can see Russian submariners flipping off the P-8A crew (must be Philip and Austin)! Maybe the P-8A should have dumped a few MK-54s on them.
by Mort Walker
20 Sep 2019 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^They are dogs barking at the caravan, disregard them. In the meantime: Intense lobbying to ensure grand gathering at ‘Howdy, Modi’ Note that most of those who are anti-India are Democrats mixed with a few Republicans beholden to the sunni-Islamists. People like Ro Khanna and Jaypal should be give...
by Mort Walker
20 Sep 2019 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^I would have love to have gone, but I have to work.
by Mort Walker
20 Sep 2019 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Cain Marko wrote:Isn't there some bad weather headed for the Houston area? Any chance the event will be affected?


Tropical storm Imelda is dumping lots of rain on the Texas gulf. Houston is inundated and flooded.
by Mort Walker
20 Sep 2019 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

sanjaykumar wrote:Pakistanis are South Asians, Indians are Indians.


That’s an insult to South Asians!
by Mort Walker
20 Sep 2019 06:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

any input on why is Trump joining Modi's rally, whats in it for Trump? Being a businessman he won;t attend for free. Recently Kamla Harris also tried to get cosy to Indians by addressing them as 'South Asian' . I give an earful if anyone calls me South Asian. Same here. Don’t call me South Asian or...
by Mort Walker
20 Sep 2019 06:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This list is probably not exhaustive as many places would have avoided the usage of www to advertise and resorted to other communication routes. 16 Mosques and a Gurudwara to be used as ‘pickup points’ to gather anti-Modi protestors for ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston https://www.opindia.com/2019/09...
by Mort Walker
20 Sep 2019 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

any input on why is Trump joining Modi's rally, whats in it for Trump? Being a businessman he won;t attend for free. Recently Kamla Harris also tried to get cosy to Indians by addressing them as 'South Asian' . Last year India imported $130 billion of crude oil. As the economy grows, even with rene...
by Mort Walker
19 Sep 2019 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Anyone following the Whistle Blower dustup? Looks like Trump made a promise to one world leader when he spoke to him. Now the whisle blower got so concerned about it he made a complaint to Inspector General of the intel dept. This complaint was made on Aug 12. One of the leaders that Trump spoke wa...
by Mort Walker
19 Sep 2019 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220845

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I disagree. What you're suggesting is good in theory. The current structure of the IPS is inherently corrupt and it is one of the reasons why J&K was brought in as a UT because that state's police are now part of the central Home Ministry. You're not really disagreeing despite the statement - y...
by Mort Walker
19 Sep 2019 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

On Trump's possible trip to India - I am surprised that Modi administration is having Trump come over in November this year to sign the trade deal and is not angling to have Trump come over in January instead to be he chief guest for the republic day parade as well . That horse has left the stable....
by Mort Walker
18 Sep 2019 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1066
Views: 303141

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

That sheet metal work looks top notch. Certainly much better than the Su-30MKI or MiG-29. Very comparable to Rafale, Eurofighter or F-18.
by Mort Walker
18 Sep 2019 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^This is the reason for the PM’s visit to Houston. Any oil and gas deal with the US will be worth billions each year over many years.

India needs cheap energy to achieve high growth rates and it’s not going to come from wind mills and solar farms because the numbers simply don’t add up.
by Mort Walker
18 Sep 2019 02:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1913
Views: 324789

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Correct. They have become the urban naxal party of America. Organisers hope to keep the September 22 rally non-partisan , with a cultural performance planned and invited speakers including Steny Hoyer, the number-two Democrat in the House of Representatives. As it should be. The organizers are smar...
by Mort Walker
17 Sep 2019 05:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1913
Views: 324789

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Terroristan is wanting a nuisance sideshow during the Houston event, and has let it be known that they will have over 10,000 Pakisatanis chanting satanic verses during the Houston event. Dozens of buses being planned from Dallas and Austin. Unfortunately, they are being joined by some misguided loc...
by Mort Walker
17 Sep 2019 00:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1913
Views: 324789

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

I am hearing Trump is going to come to the event himself. With Trump, we never know, but if he does come, it will be an epochal moment in declaring that Indian Americans have arrived in American politics and must be courted by politicians the same way they have courted other communities such as the...
by Mort Walker
16 Sep 2019 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Big news item In show of bond, Trump to join Modi in mass Houston rally NaMo's Tweet: The special gesture of President @realDonaldTrump to join us in Houston highlights the strength of the relationship and recognition of the contribution of the Indian community to American society and economy. Inte...
by Mort Walker
16 Sep 2019 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Time to close this thread as images aren’t going to come anytime soon. Vikram is finished and better to move along to failure analysis. Get testing done right whatever the cost. Next big event will have three Vyomnauts go into space for a week and return. The space capsule and all subsystems must b...
by Mort Walker
16 Sep 2019 05:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220845

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Guptaji, Pls spare us. If there is one thing we do not want more of, it is cops. Ok increase in specialized positions such as forensics/investigations/swat etc is most welcome but that is it. Also calculating ratio of policemen to per thousand people is a purely western construct. Is of very little...
by Mort Walker
16 Sep 2019 04:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684937

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The auto manufacturing sector is being hit by consumer credit automobile lending, GST inconsistency in auto parts and finished vehicles, and the forced implementation of Bharat Standard VI emissions standards by car makers - BS6 raises costs of vehicles because BS5 was bypassed and there isn't enoug...
by Mort Walker
16 Sep 2019 04:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Why would we want to hide any enhanced camera capability? This is being used on the moon to enhance the knowledge of humanity...This has no military uses nor about snooping on any other country. Besides, the 30cm resolution capability is already publicized...so share some snaps of Vikram at that re...
by Mort Walker
16 Sep 2019 04:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Time to close this thread as images aren’t going to come anytime soon. Vikram is finished and better to move along to failure analysis. Get testing done right whatever the cost. Next big event will have three Vyomnauts go into space for a week and return. The space capsule and all subsystems must be...
by Mort Walker
14 Sep 2019 19:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684937

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Demo had a purpose to pull black money in and make it white and then know where it came from. It served the purpose to let the government know where cash was coming. Surajsan had lots to say about it and can comment more. Mort ji, this is the rhetoric I supported and understood why DeMo was done, b...
by Mort Walker
14 Sep 2019 08:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684937

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Instead of crying politics - look at incentivising industries. Look at options to revive sick units. Instead of rewarding corrupt taxmen, reward only those bureaucrats that are successful in reviving industries. Is it better to have Kingfisher and Jet closed or working? Japan provided money at zero...
by Mort Walker
14 Sep 2019 02:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684937

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Demo had a purpose to pull black money in and make it white and then know where it came from. It served the purpose to let the government know where cash was coming. Surajsan had lots to say about it and can comment more.
by Mort Walker
13 Sep 2019 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2720
Views: 404092

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India: Hindu Nationalist Files Police Complaint Against Netflix for ‘Hinduphobia’ Check the comments out. https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/09/06/india-hindu-nationalist-files-police-complaint-against-netflix-for-hinduphobia/# No. Breitbart is a cesspool of idiots and racists. There ...
by Mort Walker
11 Sep 2019 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

IMHO, the 335m reading was extrapolated from last telemetry at 2100m. At 335m calculation, there was no data and telemetry could no longer be extrapolated. So the above story looks like speculation. I’m inclined to believe what Dr. Sivan has said.
by Mort Walker
11 Sep 2019 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

SSSalvi wrote:Rx freq from orbiter:2.23Ghz
Rx power :-130 dbm
Data rate : 1 kbps

Other antenna trying for lander:Tx signal
Freq 2.28 GHz
Plain carrier


For how long was this observed?
by Mort Walker
11 Sep 2019 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^^^India’s DSN has already been used for CY2.
by Mort Walker
11 Sep 2019 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Correct. See my post earlier. The DSN is much like a real time spectrum analyzer. very noob pooch..UBji please dont bury me for this..but why can't astrosat work the same? its receivers dont have that capability or it is not positioned? AFIK, Astrosat doesn’t have S band capability. It is more for ...
by Mort Walker
10 Sep 2019 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

2. With a 30 footer , the monn's radiation ( Sun Noise reflected by whole Moon disc ) is in the range of -106 to -108 dbm on Full Moon day. So what was seen as -114dbm etc is the radiation noise ... not signal. It is about halfway between Full Moon and Amavasya. Beg to differ, carrier can be dug up...
by Mort Walker
10 Sep 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

It depends if you measure prior to down conversion, as you said, or the IF power. It's not clear from DSN. It's a radios rating, always corresponding to signal level seen at its input. In older radios the AGC bias is a rough measure of input signals carrier power True, but newer digital receivers u...
by Mort Walker
10 Sep 2019 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

antilog(-141/10) = 7.94E-15 mW or 7.94E-18 Watts. antilog(x) is e^x. that said ~1.0e-18 is noise. double calculations in a 64 bit computer consider numerical zero to be 1e-16 or less unless the computations are done in double double, I.e. 128 but. When talking about power the assumption is base 10....
by Mort Walker
10 Sep 2019 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The DSN is a digital receiver and works much like a real-time spectrum analyzer. You can look up white papers on operation and theory from Rohde-Schwarz, Keysight and Tektronix as they have lots on RTSAs. Vikram is transmitting at around 2.27 GHz using some sort of PSK modulation at a given 3 dB ban...
by Mort Walker
10 Sep 2019 17:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

-141 dBm is power in decibels per miliwatt reference. It is the power at the receiver of the ground station after passing through filters, low-noise amplifiers and down converters. antilog(-141/10) = 7.94E-15 mW or 7.94E-18 Watts. No sir. It corresponds to power inputted into the radio receiver inp...

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