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by amol
28 Feb 2019 00:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 156488

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Unless I'm wrong Flightradar24 is showing no departures from New Delhi Airport. Lots of arrivals. I did check the departure list at the airport. Not sure any international heavies would be departing yet. Delhi airport functioning as normal. Bustling with activity and no unusual delays. Flights from...
by amol
28 Feb 2019 00:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 156488

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Unless I'm wrong Flightradar24 is showing no departures from New Delhi Airport. Lots of arrivals. I did check the departure list at the airport. Not sure any international heavies would be departing yet. Delhi airport functioning as normal. Bustling with activity and no unusual delays. Flights from...
by amol
01 Jan 2019 17:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 505596

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

SpiceJet starting BLR-Shirdi direct flights in Jan. The entire pilgrimage circuit now becomes much more accessible from down south. Shirdi->Shani Shingnapur->Nashik->Trimbakeshwar + Saptashringi All those and Sula Wines :mrgreen: The 1.5-2 hour Nashik-Shirdi journey is much more convenient than the ...
by amol
16 Oct 2017 18:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 505596

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Yes, Nashik has one of the longest runways in the country with a modern terminal. It can and should be the alternate airport for Mumbai and Pune. Pune has constraints for operating hours as it is an IAF base - as is Nashik, but Nashik is more flexible as it has fewer aircraft movements. Can you ela...
by amol
15 Oct 2017 22:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 505596

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

UDAN routes ink massive 75 pct PLM An update on the UDAN scheme. Some interesting numbers! Good! load factor on the Chennai to Mysore routes is around 75%, while the same on the Hyderabad to Nanded route registers 67% on average. The occupancy levels on the Hyderabad to Kadappa route is around 65% ...
by amol
10 May 2017 14:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 505596

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The new UDAN route of Mumbai-Nashik is doomed to fail before it even gets off the ground. They've attempted this route multiple times in the past and it's failed each time. Wonder why anyone in their right mind thinks it'll succeed this time around. The problem is that Nashik is located only 180km f...
by amol
24 Oct 2016 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Be Indian Buy Indian
Replies: 176
Views: 21040

Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

SHQ went shopping last weekend for lighting fixtures. To her amazement, every single shopkeeper she met made sure to highlight the fact that they were carrying only Indian made products. Not sure if it's just a marketing gimmick. Still, the consciousness is growing among the common man. In other new...
by amol
31 Jan 2016 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4489
Views: 507355

Re: Internal Security Watch

The Maharashtra government on Saturday named Additional director, Intelligence Bureau (IB) Dattatray Padsalgikar as Mumbai's new Commissioner of Police.

Datta Padsalgikar appointed as new Commissioner of Mumbai Police

CM Devendra Fadnavis pulling all stops to get his man as top cop
by amol
01 Jan 2016 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5238
Views: 446954

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

When the papers say that there was no patrilineal gene flow from East Europe into Asia, does that also mean that there was no patrilineal gene flow into East Europe from Asia according to this paper? This paper refers to M 458 that was discussed earlier along with M 17. M 17 was the one that occurs...
by amol
03 Dec 2015 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 22857

Re: Chennai floods

How is IIT Madras campus? The campus is flooded. Phone lines are down as is the power. Was supposed to be there yesterday (Wednesday). Everything was clear until Tuesday about noon, including the airport and the roads to the campus, but the water started rising started soon after. Cancelled trip at...
by amol
14 Aug 2014 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 446
Views: 82621

Re: Military Humor and related

Not sure it's been posted here before, but here goes, nonetheless... At in an international forum, an Indian representative began his speech: "Before i begin my speech, I'd like to tell you a very old story about Rishi Kashyap, after whom Kashmir has been named. He once found a beautiful lake a...
by amol
14 Aug 2014 22:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 582
Views: 35745

Re: INS Sindurakshak Sinks after explosion in Mumbai Naval D

It's been a year since the tragic accident. RIP, bravehearts.
by amol
02 Aug 2014 23:57
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 207
Views: 17130

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

India out of the 4x400 womens' relay. Baton dropped at the second hand-over in heavy rain. They were the defending champs, but got off to a pretty slow start. :(
by amol
01 Aug 2014 23:10
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1242952

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

^Ha! Check out at 3:54. Kerry thanks Mr Swaraj! Probably still feeling disoriented by some choice jhaapads that were just delivered. :mrgreen:
by amol
08 Jun 2014 21:01
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1242952

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Who is this Nissim idiot from Dalhousie University Canada? One of the JNU Marxists, now abroad.... Nissim is a Jewish name . Is he one of those Jews settled in Kerala? Not necessarily. I know someone with that name from a pretty devout Hindu family. The name is a compound word 'Nis + Seema' i.e. wi...
by amol
23 Apr 2014 11:26
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1242952

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Not 2002, 2001 shapes my view on Modi I was an intern back then. Having done my diploma in journalism and mass communication, i was working with a senior journalist to learn the tricks of on-ground reporting and developing contacts.My mentor was a veteran journalist, aged about 52 years. Everyone u...
by amol
17 Apr 2014 14:48
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1242952

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Just in time for the 17th... converted two votes from Cong to NaMo in Bangalore south. However two more potential votes wasted - they haven't received their Voter ID cards. If the name is in the voter list you dont need the voter id card, any id card will do, you will just have to fill up some form...
by amol
16 Apr 2014 22:08
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1242952

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Just in time for the 17th... converted two votes from Cong to NaMo in Bangalore south. However two more potential votes wasted - they haven't received their Voter ID cards.
by amol
03 Mar 2014 22:05
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 57168

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Vivek saar, that's been on my mind as well, so was looking for a morale boost in this dhaaga. Completely understand your emotions too. Apologies for being selfish about this. Please take your time. And if you need to adjust the narrative to make it more relevant to the ground realities, more power t...
by amol
03 Mar 2014 21:04
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 57168

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Arrey Vivek mian, aur kitna intezaar karvaoge?
by amol
28 Feb 2014 11:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 169667

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I hereby rename him Nero. Busy fiddling while the subs burn.
by amol
05 Nov 2013 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 130456

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Is the launch being telecast anywhere?
by amol
10 Feb 2013 10:32
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 57168

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Also, I could use some help from the BRF readers on one issue: I am trying to add maps to the novel to help a non-BRF reader to understand the lay of the terrain etc. But don't want to use google maps necessarily because of publishing copyright issues for a paperback. Can anybody suggest a good sof...
by amol
18 Feb 2010 03:57
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Spy Story – Generations
Replies: 153
Views: 20851

Re: Spy Story – Generations

ajay pratap wrote:he is reading in hiding of course.


Ahh, now it all makes sense. Thanks for pointing it out. :P

What I meant was that there's obviously a second story arc that's not been developed yet. Would be interesting to see how the story in the present progresses in parallel.
by amol
17 Feb 2010 11:45
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Spy Story – Generations
Replies: 153
Views: 20851

Re: Spy Story – Generations

Amazing! Impressive as SS2 was, 'SSG' is head and shoulders above it. The story, the narrative, the characters, the action are just great! From SS2 to SSG, we've witnessed the transformation of Dileep into a truly superb writer. Please keep up the great work! One request - every once in a while, ple...
by amol
12 Jul 2008 12:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 171028

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

Hopefully this is the right place to post this. The LCH link in the Aero India '03 album is broken.
by amol
25 Jun 2008 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1023
Views: 97126

Re: Non-Western Worldview - 4

More on Amitav Ghosh from BBC: 'Opium financed British rule in India' http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7460682.stm So Lyndon Larouche has a core truth to his dippy tirades! - the British were drug dealer number one till they found other ways to make money. All I can say is "WOW"!! Th...
by amol
19 Jun 2008 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 129559

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

One more aspect that we should take into account is the strength of our government and defense computers and communications networks. The chinese have been busy hacking and attacking defense and government computers all over the world the last few years. Any conflict would surely see an increase in ...
by amol
09 Jul 2005 23:15
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 170576

Brilliant work by all you amateur writers at BR!! Keep the good stuff coming. GD saab, one minor point... ...the airwaves soon crackled with certain communications at the highest grade of 1024 bit AES encryption on Thales supplied communications gear... AFAIK, max AES key size is 256 bits. Did you m...
by amol
16 Jan 2005 00:23
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak - New Main Page Launch
Replies: 63
Views: 32409

Great new design! Thanks to Naresh and everyone for putting in a lot of hard work. The results are spectacular! :eek:

One small suggestion: Could we have the 'BHARAT RAKSHAK' title a little larger and brighter, please? It kinda gets lost among everything else on the page.

Thanks!
Amol
by amol
29 Oct 2004 20:54
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 147929

Fascinating! BTW, what happened to the 'Blood-on-sands' parallel scenario started by Bhavani? Can we expect any further developments there?

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