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by Singha
22 Oct 2018 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11700
Views: 712328

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/22/midd ... index.html

the turks have out up cctv imagery saying a member of the 15 member team named Al-madani acted as a body double and exited the consulate wearing Khashoggis clothes by the back door
by Singha
22 Oct 2018 10:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306749

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

hard rock onlee saar coming back to haunt us. the walking 500m is the killer part. rest they can use escalators. footpaths on that side of MG road aint good. commuter rush needs wide clear footpaths. perhaps a elevated walkway or underground tube can be made :D https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqA3VXGX4A...
by Singha
22 Oct 2018 08:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306749

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

taiwan train accident killed 18 people. the coaches look quite like our train18 type. as designed they did not climb on top of one another but lay like a zig zag on the ground. no breaks seen, so the people must have been knocked about inside and died. makes me think anytime you start cruising over ...
by Singha
22 Oct 2018 08:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306749

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

cheen opens a 55km bridge from HK to Zhuhai including a undersea tunnel stretch

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/21/worl ... index.html

took 10 years and $20b but got done.
by Singha
22 Oct 2018 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4616
Views: 575561

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

how can just moving a control surface increase range?
bigger surfaces to generate more lift and some airflow smoothing and drag reduction measures ?
by Singha
22 Oct 2018 08:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4611
Views: 336304

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

a330neo 900 which is the bigger variant has good orders, the neo 800 which is smaller and longer range has not found much success...the base a330 sells more than this one. so I guess 330neo-900 it will be but a recent media report says while talks are on, fiscal pressure and oil prices have led to n...
by Singha
22 Oct 2018 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2648
Views: 533151

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

if MTA had come through, HAL Kanpur would have been lead integrator. we are going to need a project to replace the AN32 in a few years. they cannot soldier on forever. whether a clean sheet design or license building something KC390 I dont know. the RTA project also never gained momentum , let alone...
by Singha
21 Oct 2018 12:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306749

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

nallamalla forests of red sandalwood smuggling fame I think. might need to change it to parallel the existing red road.
by Singha
21 Oct 2018 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2856
Views: 473607

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

beautiful and useful for their new island bases. note the crossed swords welcome by the fire tenders.

was Bereiv involved via track2? how is your first effort a 4 engine heavy amphibian?
by Singha
21 Oct 2018 12:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306749

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

IMHO, any future HSR between Chennai and Bangalore should bypass the current route entirely...take a Bangalore-Tirupati-Chennai Route...Tirupati can then be a junction for future Hyd line...can save on having separate Blr-Hyd and Hyd-Chennai HSR routes.. going via chittor road (old madras route) is...
by Singha
21 Oct 2018 09:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11700
Views: 712328

Re: Levant crisis - III

a disillusioned former palace courtier in riyadh now surely safely in the west is making a load of delicious revelations

https://twitter.com/Saudi_Bodyguard
by Singha
21 Oct 2018 09:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306749

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The Government Railway Police have registered the case under sections 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 304A (causing death by negligence) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC. This comes just hours after a vide...
by Singha
21 Oct 2018 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2648
Views: 533151

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

IAF is running in a funds crunch for new purchases and AFB upgrades per a report in msm. with 2019 looming close, next 12 months will be dry days - only halal tonic water no alcohol. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/budget-crunch-hits-iafs-new-arms-deals-upgrade-of-airbases/articleshow/6628...
by Singha
21 Oct 2018 09:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306749

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

if the twisty stretches near jolarpettai can be fixed, the current line upgraded may be fine as you say. same for blr mysore maybe with some track changes it can be semi-HSR. "Twisty stretches" are where the climb/descent happens, and for that very reason they won't go away. JTJ-1 to JTJ+...
by Singha
21 Oct 2018 04:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11700
Views: 712328

Re: Levant crisis - III

This asiri is the pointman for the brutal air campaign In yemen he used to give briefings Now he can retire in comfort and live happy so long as he holds omerta else the bone saw will talk Soon a anon tip will point turks to the remains and a funeral will occur for closure This dawg and pony show is...
by Singha
21 Oct 2018 03:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1637
Views: 137799

Re: Understanding the US - Again

As long as elite class of indians including a lot of brf members are settled in or have deep ties to usa via employer, family etc what fire are you talking of? How about trump bans or reduced indian from f1 and h1 and also makes it tough for naturalized citizens and gc holders both to visit india an...
by Singha
20 Oct 2018 11:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306749

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Mumbai, Abad are run a lot better than Bluru.
here everything is held together with glue and duct tape.
by Singha
20 Oct 2018 09:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306749

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

>> Underground, of course. you broke the deal right there. BLR metro with its thin lines and small trains cannot afford to go underground on ORR and you want BR IR trains dual tracked underground for miles under the city. it will not happen though its logical. if the twisty stretches near jolarpetta...
by Singha
20 Oct 2018 08:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11700
Views: 712328

Re: Levant crisis - III

DAILY SABAH ‏ Verified account @DailySabah 4h4 hours ago More UPDATE — Royal court adviser Al-Qahtani and Deputy Intelligence Chief Ahmed Asiri sacked from their positions, Saudi Arabia says after confirmation of Khashoggi's death More Without a word to clarify what a forensic expert and 14 other Sa...
by Singha
20 Oct 2018 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11700
Views: 712328

Re: Levant crisis - III

All is well

Gen Asiri retired and 18 detained by mbs

A fist fight led to his death :mrgreen:
by Singha
19 Oct 2018 21:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306749

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

in that video the TGV suffered from wire oscillation and continuous sparking from 420 kmph onward
by Singha
19 Oct 2018 20:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306749

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The hsr terminal could potentially be made in whitefield with direct connectivity to the ongoing metro line going to mg road and the planned orr metro There is no room to lay hsr line through city to majestic Another option is near hebbal where a railway line hardly used goes parallel to the bial ex...
by Singha
19 Oct 2018 15:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 84145

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

there is an excellent series of short films on IN submarine school under Veer by discovery collection

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... byb64czBet

the elusive escape pod on U209, its USP among SSK for long, is not shown though as its Kilo class in the series.
by Singha
19 Oct 2018 14:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11700
Views: 712328

Re: Levant crisis - III

my prediction is kushnerji may fail to argue for MBS this time. if he was a culinary agency asset of long standing, they would look to take advantage and plead their own case in the durbar. agent jack ryan series on prime has good footage of such durbars....the few people who have direct access to p...
by Singha
19 Oct 2018 14:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306749

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

before china did it, there was skepticism about these very long HSR rides - the hong kong to peking is 12 hrs iirc.....but it was done and maybe will not be full for some time. but such is the populations economic growth that things will get filled. for example, suppose only 20% pax are delhi-chenna...
by Singha
19 Oct 2018 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11700
Views: 712328

Re: Levant crisis - III

turk media has started spreading rumours that the saudi AF intel Lt in the team was mysteriously deceased in a car accident in riyadh. no confirmation. they are having a field day with daily selective leaks , lifting the burqa an inch a day. turk police are searching a forest north of istanbul and a...
by Singha
19 Oct 2018 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11700
Views: 712328

Re: Levant crisis - III

so ground situation is a murican asset got butchered on NATO territory. this will have an effect on other moles and assets they have in middle east. erdogan has already jailed/exterminated 100s of alleged gulenists in the 'coup' purges. fathullah gulen also mysteriously got residency and lives in vi...
by Singha
19 Oct 2018 10:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11700
Views: 712328

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://twitter.com/sibeledmonds/status/1048942201789722625 take it fwiw but this guy has found some old pix and claims the deceased khashoggi(who is related to the arms dealer older khashoggi) was in mujahideen in younger days and worked with the CIA-saudi combine. he might have been a american ass...
by Singha
19 Oct 2018 10:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 84145

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

how does the DSRV/bathyspheres work @ 650m or even deeper with flimsy looking frame and glass portholes when real submarines dhoti shiver at such depths and max operating depth is usually only 400m using the best possible "HY100" steel?
by Singha
19 Oct 2018 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 84145

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

from what depth can the escape sphere of the U209 class rise? it can take the whole crew in one shot. the Akulas also allegedly have something inside the sail?
by Singha
19 Oct 2018 10:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306749

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

huge funding will be needed for that. after some initial noises, the UK could not follow through on a mumbai-blr-chennai corridor they wanted in on. only japan has put money on table. I was watching some of train journey videos on youtube. our 1AC/2AC current ICF/LHB interiors are way dated and belo...
by Singha
19 Oct 2018 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11700
Views: 712328

Re: Levant crisis - III

a few pages back I had posted video links to a ISIS raid on Hajin where they killed sdf and civilians. today vladimir putin does a khulasa of that raid. 700 people kidnapped, 10 a day execution threat. https://www.timesnownews.com/international/article/isis-vladimir-putin-kidnapped-700-hostages-us-e...
by Singha
19 Oct 2018 07:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 236010

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

They are also in blr as part of arris family
by Singha
18 Oct 2018 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Role in Global Terrorism
Replies: 1874
Views: 172837

Re: Pakistani Role in Global Terrorism

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by Singha
18 Oct 2018 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11700
Views: 712328

Re: Levant crisis - III

One of the passport scans appears to belong to Salah Muhammad al-Tubaiqi (spelled Salah Mohammed A Tubaigy in the document), listed as the head of forensic medicine at the Saudi Ministry of Interior. In a 2014 interview with Asharq al-Awsat, a London-based Saudi newspaper, Tubaiqi lauded a mobile cl...
by Singha
18 Oct 2018 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3025
Views: 553670

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

we need more such films by hook or crook or drunken limp if need be :) .... need the whole "da right stuff" straight back crew cut narrative - nasa and russians have been doing that for decades. names like soyuz vostok titan delta shuttle cape canaveral baikonur are not products but valued...
by Singha
18 Oct 2018 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3025
Views: 553670

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

jhonny walker has sponsored a film on our mangalyaan project incl perhaps lookalikes of the key people involved including the ISRO chairman. they have called it ISRA to keep from offending ISRO in the film. its far more accurate than what bollywood usually manages if a bit scoutish and clean cut. wo...

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