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by alexis
02 Dec 2019 14:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4225
Views: 785170

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Did you understand what he said? You start from one end of the spectrum and then move up. The thing is you dont move up just like that. the companies who make machines are very cleaver and only outsouce the low end factory jobs. Foxcon makes millions of smartphones, but cant make one of their own. ...
by alexis
01 Dec 2019 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4747
Views: 461133

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Inhabitants of tier 1 cities are pure cancer; they have the correct amount of social media cluelessness, impotent rage venting, inexact event recollection, stand up comic cum and an inexplicable itch to park their asholes in every business big or small. Wow... Why are all the people moving to Tier ...
by alexis
25 Nov 2019 15:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4225
Views: 785170

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Survey by definition is a sample and extrapolation of its findings to the universe. But the universe itself already stands measured. But if someone insists that because the extrapolated characteristics for the universe as derived from the sample are at variance with the observed characteristics of ...
by alexis
25 Nov 2019 13:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4225
Views: 785170

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/why-the-picture-on-poverty-is-incomplete-11574269577580.html Not a good news... The survey is for the period 2017-18. But we already have aggregate national income, private final consumption expenditure and savings data in the aggregate for 2017-18. I don't under...
by alexis
25 Nov 2019 13:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4225
Views: 785170

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I've been slow to keep up with this thread recently, but let me try to catch up... RCEP: the right decision was made here. Fundamentally, a country that runs a chronic trade deficit does not benefit from a FTA with a bloc who are largely the source of its merchandise deficit. E.g. negative $60B wit...
by alexis
11 Nov 2019 15:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 212
Views: 23649

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

Feeling very curious. Where to find this Court Commissioner's report of ASI ???? Have not seen Allahabad High court judgement, was it available at public domain that time ? or the full/or part of report was strictly confidential and available only to me_lards ??? I am also very interested in the re...
by alexis
10 Oct 2019 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1023
Views: 100767

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Sachin ji, what is the difference between Syrian Catholics and Syrian Christians? I have many friends from the latter group. Syrian Catholics are Syrian Christians who joined Catholics during the Portugese rule. They have the same practices as Syrian Christians but they acknowledge Pope as the spir...
by alexis
23 Apr 2019 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 433974

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^^ Ben Rich, who was program manager for F117 program, wrote in his book, and I quote: "He told me later that he was surprised to learn with flat surfaces, the amount of radar energy returning to the sender is independent of the target's size. A small airplane, a bomber, an aircraft carrier, a...
by alexis
14 Aug 2018 20:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1273
Views: 166641

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

^^

The loan is 1.4 million; still too much of a risk taken by the bank inspite of the lower interest rate there.
by alexis
09 Aug 2017 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 635124

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ Easier said than done. Counter insurgency is extremely manpower intensive and we deal with two unsettled borders on top of that. These are really political failures that we're papering over and containing with hard military force. Solving these problems are the only way to reduce these demands on...
by alexis
08 Aug 2017 12:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 881890

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I seriously doubt Russian capabilities in 2017 to come up with new products that are significantly different or independent from Soviet legacy platforms. They have screwed up our IJT program because their designing skills are not even good enough to make a small contemporary aero engine from scratc...
by alexis
26 Jul 2017 11:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 775735

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

let us not be hasty in our criticisms. Shukla has been reasonably supportive of Tejas.
by alexis
24 Jul 2017 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 874477

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

RIP. He will be remembered for all his contributions. He was the ISRO chairman when i got interested in the space program (thanks to an exhibition in college near my school)
by alexis
14 Jul 2017 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4092
Views: 815410

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Austin wrote:Analysis: Sensor and Electronic Warfare Suites Aboard China's Type 055 Destroyer

The Build quality of newer Cheeni Ships are much better


it is indeed a nice looking ship
by alexis
03 Feb 2017 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3401
Views: 494505

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

what is range of SM-6 against ships?
by alexis
16 Jan 2017 13:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 639483

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Neshant, i can agree that a souped up F15 SE may be a better bang for the buck but how long will it serve? it would need to be replaced by a 6th gen fighter and what is the assurance that this mythical fighter will arrive in budget? All R&D projects have an inherent risk and cost escalation; but...
by alexis
12 Jan 2017 12:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 639483

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

^^

But there is no alternative to F-35 now. Any advanced version of F16/15/18 will not be as capable and will probably cost as much.
by alexis
23 Dec 2016 14:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 635124

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

We have a tendency to treat Military as a Holy Cow in this nation. Same results in questions not being raised regd corruption in top echelons and connivance with political leadership. Govt elected by ppl in a democracy should have every right to chose the best person as per their best judgement and...
by alexis
21 Dec 2016 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 635124

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I am not sure we can question the merit of senior officers; it throws too much subjectivity in appointments. I am not in support of this decision by the government to supersede senior officers; for those who think this is a correct move, please think whether u would have supported such a move by UPA...
by alexis
24 Nov 2016 18:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870595

Re: Small Arms Thread

What is the genesis and status of the weapon in this link?
http://ofbindia.gov.in/products/data/weapons/wsc/10.htm
by alexis
24 Nov 2016 17:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 748707

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

What is the difference between IFG and LFG? As per this link (http://ofbindia.gov.in/products/data/weapons/wlc/3.htm) LFG is lighter and has a higher rate of fire. So LFG is an improvement over IFG?
by alexis
17 Nov 2016 17:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 753816

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^^ The circle rates in real estate has gone up drastically in last 2 years. Hence black money in real estate has come down. The generation of black money needs to be addressed next - under reporting income by professionals, traders and businessmen needs to be stopped along with bribes. It will be a ...
by alexis
17 Nov 2016 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 442969

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^
These drones are not stealthy (in shaping) but has benefits over fighters due to their lower sizes. Hence they are relatively difficult to detect.

There are stealth UAVs but not the ones being discussed.
by alexis
10 Nov 2016 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 753816

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

JohnTitor wrote:I'm not sure but I believe that the railways are allowed to book tickets with the old notes for a few days/weeks


There is no restriction on depositing old notes into bank.
by alexis
10 Nov 2016 10:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 753816

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

John,
This will not change black money to white.. How is it different from depositing into a bank?
by alexis
10 Nov 2016 10:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 753816

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

People depositing money in banks will not "recapitalize" banks! Please understand that. Your deposits are a liability to the bank. This will force the banks to deploy this additional funds but looking at the state of the economy, it will be difficult. So interest rates will drop - good for...
by alexis
09 Nov 2016 15:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 753816

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Interesting thread and comments. My views based on my discussions with friends (we are all corporate bankers in Mumbai): 1. This move seems to be directed against financial terrorism and NGO funding than black money; The percentage of black money kept as cash is not large enough to impact the large ...
by alexis
09 Nov 2016 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the United States of America (USA) - III
Replies: 2933
Views: 189799

Re: Understanding the United States of America (USA) - III

Markets across the world are tanking... Nobody expected this. interesting times.
by alexis
30 Sep 2016 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 161054

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

http://www.ndtv.com/opinion/with-strikes-modi-sets-new-precedent-for-india-in-dealing-with-pak-1468163?pfrom=home-lateststories (Mohandas Pai was the CFO and then the head of HR at Infosys. He is now Chairman, Aarin Capital Partners.) Surprised to see such an opinion piece in ndtv. Seems all channe...
by alexis
29 Sep 2016 12:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1018
Views: 96914

Re: Solar energy in India

Y. Kanan wrote:
alexis wrote:^^
3 factors:
1. Good tariff (> Rs.5/unit)
2. Less red tape
3. Ample availability of land


Do windmills allow for more kW/acre vs solar?


Based only on footprint, yes.. However, there is a distance requirement between 2 adjacent windmills.
by alexis
06 Jun 2016 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1813
Views: 169418

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

If we need a 3rd carrier now, Vik-II it should be. Vishal is too risky and too far off. We can buy F-35Bs if Mig-29K does not cut it. But somehow, i get a feeling that IN is happy with only 2 carriers and is thinking of a replacement for Vikramaditya in the next 25 years.No other way to explain the ...

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