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by Mort Walker
23 May 2018 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5251
Views: 450729

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

US makes India a catspaw with CAATSA sanctions legislation HIGHLIGHTS A US legislation has become Washington’s poison-tipped arrow threatening India-Russia defence ties The Trump admin is using it to wean countries such as India away from the Russian arms industry to sell more US weapons In India’s...
by Mort Walker
18 May 2018 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 469
Views: 39109

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Lalmohan wrote:looks like Donny prefers Jongaboy to House Bolton


This is correct. DT doesn’t like Bolton’s moustache and was the reason he hesitated hiring him.
by Mort Walker
17 May 2018 05:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 469
Views: 39109

Re: Understanding the US- Again

DT can pull the mat out from under the other side **AND*** the worst enemy (donkeystanis) by simply postponing the SoKo military exercise for a couple of months beyond the Summit. Maybe toofan season is coming up there anyway. As for Eyeran Deal, my prediction is a Summit between Nut&Yahoo and ...
by Mort Walker
17 May 2018 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4047
Views: 323483

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

IMD to add 30 Doppler radars in country Jammu and Kashmir will get four Doppler radars. Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh three each. 14 radars in the north east region. There are currently 27 Doppler radars in the country. This should definitely help our air warriors in tricky terrain. It will bene...
by Mort Walker
10 May 2018 09:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1381
Views: 164656

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Crypto currencies are illegal in India and wildly vary in price. It is utter crap to even consider it. Venezuela is in a mess of its own doing and makes places like Pakistan as well governed. Either Venezuela accepts the INR or no deal.
by Mort Walker
10 May 2018 04:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 469
Views: 39109

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Rudradev wrote:^^ UB, I think that quote wasn't Strom Thurmond but another Suthun' blowhard: Senate Foreign Relations Committee pooh-bah-in-chief, Jesse Helms.


It was actually from Clinton administration officials in particular William Daley from Chicago who was the Secretary of Commerce.
by Mort Walker
09 May 2018 21:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1381
Views: 164656

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Austin wrote:Energy prices are rising due to US withdrawing from Iran Deal , India will have to suffer more deficit now

https://www.bloomberg.com/energy


Wait a minute. I thought you said it was good for everybody if oil prices were higher?
by Mort Walker
09 May 2018 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 469
Views: 39109

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The deep state never ending war neocons have struck again. With Bolton, Pompeo and their cronies will try to provoke Iran and foist yet another war. Throw the US into economic turmoil, cost the lives of thousands and then be elected out by 2020. In the interim these neocons will make their money and...
by Mort Walker
09 May 2018 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5251
Views: 450729

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The SBI is taking a precautionary measure until they have clarification. India US trade is $125 billion with $75 billion in only goods. India Russia trade is a tenth of that.
by Mort Walker
08 May 2018 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5251
Views: 450729

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India-Russia trade my be over $8 billion next year, but it will definitely be over $80 billion with China, and probably closer to $100 billion mostly in favor of the Chinese. At the same time US-China trade is nearly $600 billion a year. Unless the US puts restrictions on trade with China, no sancti...
by Mort Walker
08 May 2018 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5251
Views: 450729

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The US would be shooting itself in the foot with regard to India. Defense bill would allow sanctions waivers for some allies buying Russian weapons In congressional testimony last month, Mattis highlighted India and Vietnam as countries where the United States is “going to paralyze ourselves” withou...
by Mort Walker
07 May 2018 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5251
Views: 450729

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India is not a colony of US to ask for any relief , if US blocks india payment then India should stop buy any further arms from US Nothing stops India from creating a new PSB with Russian involvement to interface with SBI etc and get the payments. And keep it off the grid so to speak. This would ma...
by Mort Walker
07 May 2018 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5251
Views: 450729

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Philip wrote:A grim reminder what a " strategic relationship " with the US really entails, should instead be called a "servile relationship.


No. A grim reminder of declining India-Russia trade. Why can’t trade be in Rubles and Rupees instead of Dollars?
by Mort Walker
07 May 2018 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 429295

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

ISRO’s clock to prop up India’s own GPS http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/isros-clock-to-prop-up-indias-own-gps/article23787959.ece +10^10 GPS satellites use cesium beam clocks. Very few space certified are on the commercial market. The next commercial option is a rubidium clock. It is really a...
by Mort Walker
06 May 2018 00:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1381
Views: 164656

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

I know Bitcoin is banned by the govt. But in this case, as it's G2G deal, govt. can trade in it. It's a win win. Venezuela desperately needs money, and we need to keep oil prices down. Venezuela is a political and economic mess. Conditions are deteriorating and the place seems to be governed even w...
by Mort Walker
05 May 2018 22:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 661
Views: 78947

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Now, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention, GSTN has become a full government entity and Government should take back all tax collection money deposited in private banks like the ICICI and HDFC and deposit it in a Public Sector Bank. Prime Minister should look to flush out the crooked pe...
by Mort Walker
05 May 2018 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 469
Views: 39109

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The news says Purinton, 52, would not be eligible for parole until after he turns 100. . I suppose that is quietly changed later? He's still up for federal hate crimes by US district court. Watch for that activity in Western District of Missouri. If they do nothing, then that will be a clear indica...
by Mort Walker
05 May 2018 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1095
Views: 120579

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The brits are not going to hire a "sammy" as the BoE. In any case, who outside of the UK would want to go to such a turd world place like the UK?
by Mort Walker
02 May 2018 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1263
Views: 107145

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

In the spirit of peace in Korea what needs to be discussed is that in the name of peace, Pakistan must give up their nuclear weapons and fissile material to the IAEA. Followed by the dismantling of Pakistani weapons production facilities, test sites, and strategic weapon delivery systems. All verifi...
by Mort Walker
02 May 2018 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 469
Views: 39109

Re: Understanding the US- Again

[quote=“Mort Walker”]What will blow a hole in the US budget is the actual increase in expenditure. D’Oh! It’s self evident isn’t it. But I doubt trump has much power. Powell is not as amenable as Yellen. So why was he appointed?[/quote] The budget is the one approved by the Trump administration as ...
by Mort Walker
30 Apr 2018 09:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 469
Views: 39109

Re: Understanding the US- Again

It didnt come from DT pocket though it blew a trillion dollar hole in US govt revenues. Not true at all. The reduction of corporate taxes brought the US in-line with the EU and east Asia. Further, the amount of deductions and exemptions has been reduced, so less cheating by big companies like GE. A...
by Mort Walker
30 Apr 2018 08:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1400
Views: 174570

Re: India's Power Sector

This is a momentous event. Sad part was that it was achieved 70yrs after independence., that should tinge it for the work that still remains to be done. Electricity Reached All Villages on Saturday It is just a milestone for this government. Improvements to the grid are happening which are equally ...
by Mort Walker
29 Apr 2018 22:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 469
Views: 39109

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Lalmohan wrote:you are welcome to your opinions sir


The esteemed Mongolian is making you aware of the facts sir. Indeed, you are welcome to become of aware of it.
by Mort Walker
25 Apr 2018 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 69233

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Austin wrote:Prowlers of the Deep: Documentary on PN Submarine Force



Some 80% of Paki sailors can't swim.
by Mort Walker
25 Apr 2018 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2484
Views: 216094

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Sure there are pretty things out there, but if we ain't buying, this thread should be toast! No more salivating over thangs that ain't coming.. :) Focus on the real Cats - LCA and AMCA! Rest of them leave Philip sir to acquire! +1 The LCA needs to come in more significant numbers. If only the GoI w...
by Mort Walker
24 Apr 2018 10:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 661
Views: 78947

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Fine believe what you want to or consider to be truth. The link I posted came from the Federal Reserve itself! The larger issue here is that unlike India, the US does not have public sector banks, of course not including the two Federal Home Loan Mortgage corporations and the US Export/Import Bank....
by Mort Walker
24 Apr 2018 08:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 661
Views: 78947

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Mort, Federal reserve as per their own website is a public/private partnership. No sir. It is not. Who Owns the US Federal Reserve? Some observers mistakenly consider the Federal Reserve to be a private entity because the Reserve Banks are organized similarly to private corporations. For instance, ...
by Mort Walker
24 Apr 2018 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5251
Views: 450729

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The PM's visit to China is going to be a game-changing summit between the two leaders of the world's most populous nations.In the announced mano-a- mano closed door meetings between the two, without aides, there is going to be some frank talk and I expect a reboot of Indo- Sino relations based upon...
by Mort Walker
23 Apr 2018 08:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4360
Views: 296710

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Air India window come off on Boeing 787. Make sure to watch the video, the lady passenger is understandably very shaken up.

Air India plane hits turbulence, three injured; window panel falls off
by Mort Walker
23 Apr 2018 08:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 661
Views: 78947

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I don’t think govt is anymore trustworthy than the private sector. It is (GSTN ownership in private hands) a step in the right direction, we must trust and regulate our private sector companies. In massaland even the Fedral reserve, equivalent to our RBI, is ia private entity. What is needed is a s...
by Mort Walker
22 Apr 2018 05:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1381
Views: 164656

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

How the heck can you say oil in the $60-$80 is good for everyone? High oil price is not good for India. Oil needs to be below $50/barrel for India to quickly grow. Too much of India's Forex goes to pay for oil. The good thing about shale oil in the US is that technology is progressing too. There has...
by Mort Walker
21 Apr 2018 20:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1381
Views: 164656

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Depends on the field , some field have lower break even and some higher but as a Business Shale is a loss making one no matter what their break even is. Break even for Saudi and Russian field is any where between $4 to $15 but to be profitable and to take into account transport ,refining , investin...
by Mort Walker
14 Apr 2018 20:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1400
Views: 174570

Re: India's Power Sector

^^^Either one is fine for appliances. Having panel ground and adequate rated circuit breakers is the key. The same appliance whether in India or anywhere else will draw the same power regardless of voltage. The biggest problem in India is that adequate wire gauge is not used and often it is aluminum...
by Mort Walker
13 Apr 2018 09:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1400
Views: 174570

Re: India's Power Sector

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by Mort Walker
13 Apr 2018 04:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1400
Views: 174570

Re: India's Power Sector

Off shore will never be a cheap as onshore wind and solar pv. But there are reasons to do it as the generation profile is different from onshore. India has an impressive coastline and majority of states will have access to this power. From the GJ & TN offshore feasability reports the wind dip c...
by Mort Walker
13 Apr 2018 04:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1400
Views: 174570

Re: India's Power Sector

Mort Walker, history of this thread shows you've a single point agenda of repeating the load factor issue of solar and wind power. I've called you out each time, esp. when the language has not been appropriate. Everyone knows that sun and wind are not always available. I don't know what your person...
by Mort Walker
13 Apr 2018 03:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1400
Views: 174570

Re: India's Power Sector

I don’t buy that if coming from wind turbine manufacturers. It is probably off by a factor 2 and is probably closer to 30% max. How does it matter to the consumer as long as the power supplied is at a competitive price as compared to other sources. Right now, the Rs 8 seems too high. It has to come...
by Mort Walker
12 Apr 2018 23:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1400
Views: 174570

Re: India's Power Sector

If the environment brigade does not object then just 84 of these turbines each generating 12 MW will be enough to generate the proposed 1000 MW. Unlike the onshore turbines which max out at 3 MW, the offshore ones with longer blades and bigger rotors come in capacities of 8 MW and up. Great. A quic...

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