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by Singha
15 Jul 2018 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2469
Views: 398682

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Type45 daring class and IN DDGs all have a big S/L band 3D search radar on the rear mast - something with all the aegis ships lack. and they offer low compromise high mounted attack radar on the front mast. the weak point of aegis ships in dealing with swarms of missiles at medium range is what Akiz...
by Singha
15 Jul 2018 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2469
Views: 398682

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

the larger one is a C-band radar for surveillance and tracking, the smaller one is a X-band radar as a fire-control radar. they come in pairs.
by Singha
15 Jul 2018 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2469
Views: 398682

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

the JMSDF Akizuki class DDGs meant to be anti-ASM escorts to the more AAW/TBMD focussed kongo & atago class also uses a high mounted radar at the 4 corners of the ship optimized to tackle low flying targets with salvos of ESSM upto 32*4 -- dual-band and multimode active electronically scanned ar...
by Singha
14 Jul 2018 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11413
Views: 660775

Re: Levant crisis - III

yes the rectangular air intake is also seen. must have been on a low level mission. the wing has snapped and rotated upside down.
by Singha
13 Jul 2018 07:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 305422

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

IR missed the bus on catering to the 100s of millions of people now coming into able to fly status. this lot will not settle for anything less than shatabdi for inter city travel and even the rajdhanis take too long so they went to air. to cater to this lot now, the semi-HSR work of 160-200kmph had ...
by Singha
13 Jul 2018 07:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 305422

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Jaipur is the biggest destination of domestic tourists and the biggest hub of handicraft and textiles manufacture. its pink city area is a hive of this business. lots of tourists incl bideshi doing the golden triangle of delhi-agra-jaipur use the buses. the newer parts of town, including some of the...
by Singha
12 Jul 2018 16:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 305422

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

undivided UP + Bihar combined pop of around 280 mil which is more than pop of japan+france+germany+uk does not have a single major domestic or international airport other than maybe a few gulf flights.
by Singha
12 Jul 2018 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 157491

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-s ... -topscroll

zhaleda zia's british MP lawyer sent packing from IGI airport for inappropriate visa -vs visit agenda
by Singha
12 Jul 2018 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11413
Views: 660775

Re: Levant crisis - III

>> Ruskies may agree to proactively monitor Syria and Eye-ran, as a compromise, to ensure that there is no threat to Israel seems to be the deal playing out in daraa. assad will reconquista all the border tracts , not push too much in the golan heights and rus via assad / iran will kind of ensure th...
by Singha
12 Jul 2018 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 74
Views: 11225

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

i think US is only place where our naval commanders may go for short courses ? UK too?
by Singha
11 Jul 2018 23:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 305422

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

greater noida airport has been approved. need a new behemoth there to serve whole meerut-faridabad-ghaziabad region. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noida_International_Airport by mid century NCR will be 300km from end to end of unbroken urbanization. it will need 2 behemoth airports, maybe 3. blr and...
by Singha
11 Jul 2018 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 74
Views: 11225

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a Government of India Enterprise, and NEC Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. (NECTI) announced today that a purchase order has been placed by BSNL for NECTI to design, engineer, supply, install, test and implement an optical submarine cable system connecting Chennai an...
by Singha
11 Jul 2018 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2469
Views: 398682

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

i think you are right. there is no cause for 20 new fighters to pile up unused. they would usually be delivered in small lots to use squadrons.
by Singha
11 Jul 2018 17:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11413
Views: 660775

Re: Levant crisis - III

the ISIS is in possession of that 1000 sq km area backed by the golan heights.

they are next on hitlist.
by Singha
11 Jul 2018 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11413
Views: 660775

Re: Levant crisis - III

syrians have taken the jordanian border posts except the ISIS owned part
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by Singha
11 Jul 2018 17:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 305422

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_busiest_airports_in_India#Passenger_traffic while the top10 or so always hog the limelight, we must invest big in the 11-50 airports because it is they (spokes) who most move huge nos of people in and out of the top10 hubs. most are owned by AAI except a few...
by Singha
11 Jul 2018 17:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 305422

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

we are past a inflection point where vast nos of people can afford to fly multiple times a year also due to persistent shortages of tkts and inability to plan ahead for months, people have kind of given up on trains - comfortable overnight buses or flights rule the roost in middle class of tier-1 / ...
by Singha
11 Jul 2018 17:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 305422

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

the orders are in response to surging demand - our domestic growth is fastest of the major markets https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/indias-march-domestic-passenger-traffic-growth-rises-by-28-iata/articleshow/64019645.cms NEW DELHI: India's domestic pas...
by Singha
11 Jul 2018 12:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1736
Views: 251707

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

NDTV It is a distinction that no country wants: the place with the most people living in extreme poverty. For decades, India remained stubbornly in the top spot, a reflection of its huge population and its enduring struggle against poverty. Now new estimates indicate that Nigeria has knocked India o...
by Singha
11 Jul 2018 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11413
Views: 660775

Re: Levant crisis - III

so control of the upper watershed is the driver for arid israel
same as control of indus-jhelum-chenab headwaters in cashmere for the pakis

water is the ultimate motivator. water is life.
by Singha
09 Jul 2018 23:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2429
Views: 276746

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

is train-18 and 20 going to be have a separate loco or have powered bogies like EMU?
by Singha
09 Jul 2018 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11413
Views: 660775

Re: Levant crisis - III

they will secure and stabilize the jordan border and trade routes first before approaching the last holdout - the golan front incl its isis pocket
by Singha
09 Jul 2018 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11413
Views: 660775

Re: Levant crisis - III

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huge quantity of weapons upto tanks being surrendered by the rebels
by Singha
09 Jul 2018 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11413
Views: 660775

Re: Levant crisis - III

If the infertile looking rain starved central valley of california can be a farming superpawa, anything can be grown in the golan for sure
by Singha
08 Jul 2018 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11413
Views: 660775

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://mobile.twitter.com/PetoLucem/st ... 49/photo/1

Syrians defeat fsa in daraa and reach jordan border post

Only a pocket of isis and fsa adjacent to golan is left
by Singha
07 Jul 2018 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2469
Views: 398682

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

One chinese maker is also running to challenge the israeli dominated network processor industry the heart of routers/switches broadcoms dune unit and mellanox ate both israel
by Singha
07 Jul 2018 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2469
Views: 398682

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Yes my grandparents and father and uncles as kids were there in this hour of shame Wiki The PLA penetrated close to the outskirts of Tezpur, Assam, a major frontier town nearly fifty kilometres from the Assam-North-East Frontier Agency border.[35] The local government ordered the evacuation of the c...
by Singha
07 Jul 2018 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2469
Views: 398682

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

For a historical look in height of ww2 and cold war a lot of things were developed and rushed into mass pruduction quickly without long testing because it was needed both for function and for morale/optics Cheen is trying to close the gap with usa fast so the rushed production and fine tuning later ...
by Singha
06 Jul 2018 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 24383

Re: Tactics & military craft

the coastal plains of equatorial west africa and the zulu region in the south seems to be the root node of most of the worlds sprint talent - senegal, nigeria, congo, ghana, cote de ivorie just looking at their athletes and footballers phenomenal height, build, pace and strength. via immigration man...
by Singha
06 Jul 2018 03:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 157491

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The new couple too could be ex spies for all we know

Uk is awash with fugitives of all stripes
by Singha
05 Jul 2018 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2469
Views: 398682

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

They are an unprecedented monster that combines US style private enterprise, Soviet style state directed and funded programs on command, and adds in Korean/Japanese style Asian work ethic for good measure. in its growth phase of 1950-1990 japan too was such a engine albeit the state did not use a v...
by Singha
05 Jul 2018 22:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2429
Views: 276746

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

the kind of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering (aerospace grade) needed for HSR will be the seed and anchor by which rest of system will be hauled up from 110kmph to 200kmph speed limit. its a quantum leap in standards and not easy to make unaided. china imported umpteen number of trainset...
by Singha
05 Jul 2018 17:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 595
Views: 73249

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

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dongguan a city of 8mil one of the factory cities, makes efforts to use automation in factories in keeping with china 2025 vision
by Singha
04 Jul 2018 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2469
Views: 398682

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The mig29k virus reached sinic shores
by Singha
04 Jul 2018 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3113
Views: 374761

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Amazing bomb load options the heavies offer the commander

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Arc_Light

Add alcm and hypersonic to mix
by Singha
03 Jul 2018 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2469
Views: 398682

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

A visit to gan island in addu atoll

http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-maga ... y-base-gan

British bombers and lrmp must have been there
by Singha
03 Jul 2018 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2469
Views: 398682

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I checked addu atoll in maldives

Southern tip of the island chain
Protected in three sides by atolls
Forms a nice 20km triangular area for anchorage and hiding

Gan airport is nearby
by Singha
03 Jul 2018 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2469
Views: 398682

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

they are funding the PLAN this decade like they funded the HSR in last decade. something like 100b was used to build out the HSR network over 10 years per est. a force designed to deter the USN will crush anyone else incl Rus/Ind/Fra/Uk in a conventional engagement. i think we better worry about def...
by Singha
02 Jul 2018 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11413
Views: 660775

Re: Levant crisis - III

various FSA leaders are fleeing into jordan and beyond from daraa and sweida pockets with large sums of money, telling their troops to fight hard till the end.

no wonder its falling like a house of cards.

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