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by Deans
19 Jan 2018 11:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 264228

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Nachiket ji, You are correct. Apart from propeller driven small aircraft, small business jets can land on a 3500 ft runway, However, larger
business jets like the Gulfstream need about 5000 ft, if my memory is right.
by Deans
19 Jan 2018 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 67
Views: 4363

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

All parts of the 2.5 front war would take place in Kashmir. Much as I like the idea of fewer commands and preferably integrated ones, I believe
the North should be retained as a separate command for the army (with its 4 corps, if the Yol based corps is included).
by Deans
18 Jan 2018 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1418
Views: 149588

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

I spent some time in Nov, visiting Sikkim (North and Nathula) and the Siliguri area. IA is deployed well forward in all sectors of the LAC -incl with armored vehicles. Supplies have also been brought closer to the LAC, so interdicting roads in a conflict will have limited utility for China. There wa...
by Deans
18 Jan 2018 10:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 264228

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

There is more that can be done to decongest Mumbai airport. Capacity limitations in BOM are IMO, the single biggest factor constraining the growth of Indian aviation. If this has to be tackled on a war footing, Mumbai could stop cargo flights and have them land in Nashik (which has 2 airports that a...
by Deans
16 Jan 2018 10:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 371
Views: 47623

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^^ It's the percentage of global growth in GDP attributed to that particular country. So if there are only 2 countries in the world, and country A is a 10T economy growing at 2% and country B is a 3T economy growing at 10%, then the GDP growth of A is 200B and GDP growth of B is 300B. In the abov...
by Deans
16 Jan 2018 00:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 264228

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Deans ..a) also there is nothing like a no frills airport. it has to be a regular airport..security..perimeter security..QRT..sniffer dogs..loaders..ATC..cleaning staff.. taxi ...etc etc. this has a cost. They built a v fancy airport in Jaisalmer or some other city in Rajasthan which lies unused !!...
by Deans
15 Jan 2018 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2356
Views: 302565

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

13 pigs dead today. 7 Pak army, 5 Jaish & 1 other.
by Deans
15 Jan 2018 14:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 264228

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I think that Jet has also deployed an A330 on a morning departure from Mumbai to Delhi. Given that the NMIA will take at least 3 more years to commence operations, existing and future passenger traffic growth, limited no. of slots at CSIA, i’d be surprised, if we DON’T see more wide body aircraft o...
by Deans
15 Jan 2018 11:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 264228

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

a) The feeder routes to small towns as of today are making losses for airlines.... there is not sufficient demand inspite of the low fares that prevail as per u.b) which towns in ur opinion can be served by such a service if we take example of Delhi, Mumbai ( if u r familiar with these 2 cities ). ...
by Deans
15 Jan 2018 10:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 264228

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

yesterday 18 flights were diverted out of madras early morning due to "Bhogi" bonfires creating a layer of smoke. this despite chennai having Cat3x system. a true khulasa would be how many LCC train their pilots for this, despite the plane and ground systems having it available? during th...
by Deans
01 Jan 2018 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 21
Views: 2616

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The problem is the media massively overreacts to Trumps tweets, which are at worst, inconsistent and confusing and at best, of little importance. GOI should ideally have no comment to make about the tweet and instead say that we hope to see concrete steps taken to stop Pakistan's support for all ter...
by Deans
30 Dec 2017 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2883
Views: 164056

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Rest assured that the eyeranians have their own plan for chabahar and once completed and made fully operational, India will get the usual eyeranian boot that we have become accustomed to seeing. They have always labored under the misapprehension that the relation between eyeran and India is that ak...
by Deans
30 Dec 2017 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2883
Views: 164056

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Karthik, I've worked in Iran in the past and follow developments there. People are not protesting against Islam but against excess interference by the Mullah's in lawmaking and their lives. The other problem is that the nuclear deal (which might be cancelled by the US) has not brought any significan...
by Deans
28 Dec 2017 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 1992
Views: 188563

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

The biggest issue with capturing large part of pakiland is, what do we do with ... Pakis who come along with it! If we capture Lahore, I am pretty sure the whole of Pakistan will stream into the city overnight. Which paki will not like to be Indian. 10 times more GDP, no cavity search, "secula...
by Deans
07 Dec 2017 11:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 264228

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

In general air travel is not viable for distances upto 400 km - HSR and good expressways are better alternatives. Because of lack of these, significant airport capacity is devoted to short haul routes. Also, a lot of passengers flying into Metros are `via' .e.g. a person who wants to fly from Pune o...
by Deans
06 Dec 2017 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1026
Views: 129921

Re: Analyzing CPEC

not celebrating but just a bit surprised at the hans willing to show their hand so early in the game. The paki press and the mango paki reaction is awaited. 8) It is surprising. I would have assumed that CPEC costing factored in the usual cut for the Generals with the Aam Abdul bearing the inflated...
by Deans
21 Nov 2017 14:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 422451

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

During UPA times India would have been reported 1.7% in paper but in reality it would have been 10%, the looting of deposits of Middle class by the rich is the biggest scam of UPA. I have seen this personally in AUdit experience. China probably doing the same trick of rescheduling loans, transferri...
by Deans
21 Nov 2017 13:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 264228

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Sukhoi Superjet 100: on-ground and flight tests – first person view I evaluated this aircraft (commercial part) for Go Air, in 2011, when the airline was considering a 2nd (smaller) aircraft type, to compliment the A320. My team members were probably the first Indians to fly in the SSJ-100 at Aero ...
by Deans
18 Nov 2017 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1026
Views: 129921

Re: Analyzing CPEC

The most dangerous scenario for India is if CPEC gets completed, Pakistan has excess power and industrial capacity and then the Chi-Pak combo push for opening up trade and a weak Indian govt agrees. Will lead to flooding the Indian market with Chinese goods made in Pak, enriching both and destroyin...
by Deans
15 Nov 2017 11:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 422451

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

More important than linking bank accounts to Aadhar is having a bank account itself. The opening of 200 million new bank accounts in the first 2 years of this govt, (ensuring that almost every household has a bank account) is unprecedented in banking history globally. Coupled with increased availabi...
by Deans
15 Nov 2017 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3196
Views: 397619

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Kashi wrote:A couple of members here have written for Swarajya, perhaps Swarajya will be willing to publish these view points.


I have written for Swarajya. Their heart is in the right place and I believe they will publish well researched articles which can educate readers.
by Deans
14 Nov 2017 08:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 422451

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Before loans are given out, shouldn't there be a credit rating system in place to encourage responsible borrowers and track the defaulters? All those political "loan melas" in the past handed out free money to people with no intention of paying the money back. Perhaps things will be done ...
by Deans
13 Nov 2017 15:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1026
Views: 129921

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Given the terrain I would think them lucky to have it open 75% of the time. More likely between 50% and 75% of time it would be open i.e for between 180 - 270 days but not more. My best *guess* is for 225 [mean of 180 and 270] days of connectivity and traffic. One can pick the scenarios and assumpt...
by Deans
13 Nov 2017 13:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1026
Views: 129921

Re: Analyzing CPEC

assuming the road is open 365 days a year !!! It includes trucks returning empty and trucks covering part of the distance (e.g. Karachi to Lahore and not Pak to China) So, in a rare moment of honesty, Pak feels that in a best case scenario, they would have 50* 300 days = 15,000 trucks on the route ...
by Deans
13 Nov 2017 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operational Art or War Doctrine
Replies: 41
Views: 2840

Re: Operational Art or War Doctrine

Deans, what were the plans in the Western Sector? Was it only about denting TSPA's belief that " The defence of the East lies in the West " or was it aimed at striking deep within W. Pak and use the gains as bargaining chips? The plans in the West in 1971 were largely defensive. In 1965 w...
by Deans
13 Nov 2017 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operational Art or War Doctrine
Replies: 41
Views: 2840

Re: Operational Art or War Doctrine

I think the main difference between 1965 and 71, was that 1965 was thrust on us, while 71 was planned for. The planning process in the lead up to the 71 war, allowed us to develop politico-military goals. '65 did not, because we did very little scenario planning in the run up to Pakistan's operation...
by Deans
12 Nov 2017 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operational Art or War Doctrine
Replies: 41
Views: 2840

Re: Operational Art or War Doctrine

Ramana ji, the pdf is an interesting read. I've studied Operation Bagrathon in detail (I had a working knowledge of Russian). I would argue that the Red army also had 2 other campaigns in WW2, where they demonstrated a equally high standard of operational warfare. These are: 1. Operations Mars, Uran...
by Deans
12 Nov 2017 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operational Art or War Doctrine
Replies: 41
Views: 2840

Re: Operational Art or War Doctrine

Shiv, Slightly OT, but the concern I have with the IAF's reluctance to embrace theatre commands, is in my view, more to do with protecting their turf. The IAF rightly argues that aircraft have mobility across commands. In that case, why have multiple commands for the IAF ? I see merit in the Army ha...
by Deans
10 Nov 2017 10:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2105
Views: 199482

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Lots of confusion & fog on the air on the matter. Even with IR's clarification there are few doubts. Like.... 1. Between Mumbai & Ahmedabad a normal train have average 10-12 stops & with that the occupancy (load factor) is 103%. 2. Fares between intermediate stations will be as much as ...
by Deans
06 Nov 2017 15:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 422451

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

It says the possible scam was averted by use of Aadhar. But yes, any difference in interest rates will always attract scammers who will claim loans a a beneficial rate of interest in collusion with bank officials. Yes one more reason why aadhar linking and verification is a must.
by Deans
04 Nov 2017 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1026
Views: 129921

Re: Analyzing CPEC

guys... how is CPEC relevant for connecting central asia to Pakistan?? i was listening to a vid which said CPEC is a non starter without participation of Afghanistan and India .. no central asia connectivity? can someone explain. PanjakS is correct. I'd like to add that for Central Asia, the best r...
by Deans
03 Nov 2017 15:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1666
Views: 151524

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Aditya_V wrote:Cheers Image

We must work to get the Paki GDP to 4% of our economy.[/quote]

When Pak is 7-8% of our economy, which will be soon, we will be adding a Pakistan to our economy every year.
by Deans
02 Nov 2017 09:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 264228

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I can't add much more to what JayS has said. Launch customers of the NEO (Indigo and Go) would typically have slightly better terms including enhanced penalties, if the projected fuel savings were not met. Launch customers had a choice of either the CFM engine (Leap) or P&W. A factor which led t...
by Deans
31 Oct 2017 22:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 264228

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Just wondering if the P&W A320neo engine problems due to India specific conditions could be an opportunity to invite global engine manufacturers to setup test facilities in the country. It will definitely help build local skills if nothing else. I agree with JayS's post. The engine problems hav...
by Deans
31 Oct 2017 21:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 813537

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Deans-> looks like a nice trip, North of Gurudongmar lake it is pretty flat to Tibet going into the Gamba area, possible thatthe CHinese can play mischief in that area. The section of the Gurudomgar road (see google maps), starting about 10 km before Gurudomgar lake, is now a metalled stretch and g...
by Deans
31 Oct 2017 13:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 813537

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I just spent 9 days in the Sikkim, Siliguri corridor area. Went upto 17300 ft at Gurudomgar lake and the furthese point by road in North Sikkim, as well as Nathu La. The army's presence there is huge. I won't get into for e.g. the number of infantry battalions in a sector for obvious reasons. Suffic...
by Deans
18 Oct 2017 10:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 422451

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

There is a vested interest within our banking system to promote visa and MC. I believe that some higer-ups within the banking system are wined and dines by the int'al card cos to promote their cards. True. India is a cash cow for Visa & Mastercard and they would do anything to limit initiatives...
by Deans
17 Oct 2017 23:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 422451

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

:roll: not this hogwash again ! that drop in social sector spending was because the centre's share of the revenue that it spent on such services was directly given to the states to spend. You sir, are making a political point in a thread on economics and the next politically motivated post will att...
by Deans
16 Oct 2017 23:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 264228

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

[ Can you elaborate more on what you think can be done with Nashik airport..? There has been many attempts to kick-start regular flying from Nashik since 1970s AFAIK. But it never got off. One reason is no real local demand. For it to act as proper alternate to Mumbai or Pune airport, we need a hig...

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