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by Rishirishi
12 Feb 2021 05:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4448
Views: 894369

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

What can China do if a BRI country simply refuses to pay ? Unlike the US, they don't have the means to do regime change. Any country defaulting will have a domino effect with the dictator/strongman in neighboring countries also refusing to pay up. Non payment would also greatly improve the populari...
by Rishirishi
25 Jan 2021 05:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 194
Views: 30725

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

I am closely following the EV scene in India. Tatas have a plan to setup charging stations across the highways and city points. But the rate of charging is a challenge. Still heartening to see the revolution taking place in realtime. This turnover in the industry is similar to IC cars replacing the...
by Rishirishi
20 Jan 2021 06:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 625
Views: 124409

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

One of my Singaporean friends used to tell me the rule in Singapore. One cannot own a car that is older than five years. Cars were ~$50K. Every car owner had to send their 5 year old car for recycling and shell out $50K. That is $50K every five years. Part of their strategy is to make people use pu...
by Rishirishi
04 Jan 2021 05:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 428
Views: 123883

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

How hard is it to go from a 500 nanometer to 100 nanometer technology? Very simple, just order the machines. But to make the machines would take years of research. Is is almost like a Photo lab. Anyone with money can purchase the machine, but making the machine is a different ballgame all together.
by Rishirishi
30 Dec 2020 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720140

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

must serve as a wake-up call for the political leadership in New Delhi, and encourage it to look for ways to ease the pressure from either front. Easing pressure on the western front requires political will more than anything else. From a long-view perspective, therefore, a well-choreographed polit...
by Rishirishi
30 Dec 2020 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720140

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

"Having resorted to military methods to settle issues, all that China has gained is sinking a fishing boat and gaining a few square km of barren territory. In Eastern Ladakh it is in a military stalemate with India. Loss of the Kailash Range to India opens vulnerabilities which were non-existe...
by Rishirishi
23 Dec 2020 07:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 194
Views: 30725

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

Did QuantumScape Just Solve a 40-Year-Old Battery Problem? Earlier this year, the startup claimed to have a revolutionary solid-state lithium-ion cell that could change EVs forever. Now it has data to prove it. And it is founded by a Desi, Jagdeep Singh. Backed by no other then Volkswagen and Bill ...
by Rishirishi
18 Dec 2020 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33428

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

International relations are not conducted based on "emotional connect" anyway. So even if she had any, it would be of limited use. If India wants to "corrupt" her, it can be done under the guise of "emotional connect". We have seen Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright, e...
by Rishirishi
18 Dec 2020 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33428

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

International relations are not conducted based on "emotional connect" anyway. So even if she had any, it would be of limited use. Research shows, people take the decision with the sentiments. Calculations may be used to build the sentiment, but finally any decision is the result of a sen...
by Rishirishi
18 Dec 2020 03:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6107
Views: 1365811

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

When I first went to a khanland IKEA (late 90s), it used to carry stuff sourced from all sorts of places, ranging from India, east europe, ASEAN to africa. You will only see cheen maal occasionally. But recently when I checked out a khanland ikea, it seem to be all cheen maal. It basically crowded ...
by Rishirishi
16 Dec 2020 05:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33428

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

There will be no emotional connect for her. Her entire political life including her initial "raise" in political ladder is marked by making use of "everything" possible. Such people will never have any emotional connect with anything let alone a nation with whom she share no cul...
by Rishirishi
10 Dec 2020 05:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 194
Views: 30725

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

Got myself a EV bicycle. Brand is Gozero. Cost is 30K. Has a range of 30km on throttle mode and 50 km on pedal assist. So called range figures are from the manufacturer. The product is good. Battery cells are from LG. I use this now to potter around the residence for fitness and doing time-pass. Ba...
by Rishirishi
25 Nov 2020 06:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1092
Views: 131653

Re: Solar energy in India

Solar tariffs plunge by 15%, set record low at Rs 2.00 per unit

Read more at:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/in ... aign=cppst
by Rishirishi
22 Nov 2020 07:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33428

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Which means, if RAW had something on the guy, he'd melt ? Now why can't India do something like that? Who knows RAW might actually have something like this? They do have the capability to collect such information though. However the likelihood of RAW having something of this sort is actually low. T...
by Rishirishi
20 Nov 2020 03:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 194
Views: 30725

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

I hear Europe has hundreds of H₂ gas stations and they have heavy trucks that deliver H₂, powered by H₂ :shock: Sweden uses Methane in the ICE of automobiles. H2 has so far not found many users. H2 has to be transported and filling stations are not easy to find. EV's have fared much better. In Norw...
by Rishirishi
16 Nov 2020 05:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5334
Views: 1356995

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

This could be about quickly bolstering capacity more than anything else. It is not easy to get 67 planes off the shelf from somewhere... I think we've made too many of these short term decisions for "quickly and cheaply bolstering capacity" when the end result is neither quick nor cheap ....
by Rishirishi
12 Nov 2020 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63061

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/10/politics/donald-trump-leadership-pac-republicans/index.html


TRUMP is raising funds for the party and himself. Could explain one of the reasons behind is current obsession with election fraud. Trump always has a good reason.
by Rishirishi
09 Nov 2020 04:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33428

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Close to zero for US VPs have minor political power except in case of ill health of President, Not always. Cheney ran the Presidency from the back in GWB's time. Kamala seems to be pushy and I don't think she will accept Biden as the boss. I foresee some conflict as she asserts herself and plays th...
by Rishirishi
08 Nov 2020 08:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 194
Views: 30725

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

They are very noisy. Owners should pay compensation to the society for creating all that discomfort. All fuel bikes should be taxed, so that people choose electric. Sorry I have the UCE version of the bike. Smooth engine, muted thump, I have kept it stock. So no disturbing of the neighbours. Proble...
by Rishirishi
08 Nov 2020 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33428

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

What will be the effect of Kamala Harris ? any inputs ?
by Rishirishi
04 Nov 2020 02:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 194
Views: 30725

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

Prasad - if EVs become a significant mode, then GOI will lose revenue since sales of fossil fuels will drop and consequently the revenue from this will drop. Therefore to make up for the loss, GOI will need to add taxes on the CAR SALES to regain the lost revenue. wont the import bill from oil impo...
by Rishirishi
03 Nov 2020 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720140

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://twitter.com/nitingokhale/status/1322788416208007169 ⋅ Its 1st November. For the military deployed in Ladakh, winter has officially begun although temperatures had already started plummeting below zero last fortnight when I was there. It is also three weeks since the last round of ...
by Rishirishi
03 Nov 2020 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3767
Views: 741049

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Would this include the properties of KP's which were occupied and taken over by their KM neighbors after they were thrown out? To take back the land would involve evicting these people who have basically squatted there for nearly 30 years now. Might be easier said than done. Interestingly the first...
by Rishirishi
03 Nov 2020 05:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 194
Views: 30725

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

Mort Walker wrote:^^^Don't get rid of your Enfield.


They are very noisy. Owners should pay compensation to the society for creating all that discomfort. All fuel bikes should be taxed, so that people choose electric.
by Rishirishi
03 Nov 2020 05:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3767
Views: 741049

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Government taking back 35 000 acres of land in former J&K, which was obtained by fraud.

https://youtu.be/LXa0k8alcC0
by Rishirishi
02 Nov 2020 05:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6107
Views: 1365811

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/hydrogen-wars-pit-europe-vs-china-for-700-billion-business/articleshow/78984041.cms Wonder where India stands ?! India stands "nowhere". Indias strategy has been to be a "late adapter", not being a market leader. This means India ...
by Rishirishi
28 Oct 2020 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5136
Views: 884744

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This is going to be bitter sweet thing for many in US. On one hand you don't want to see India import more but on other hand there will be usage of various weapons and technologies against non dharmic people. But make no mistake. If China is defeated or out of the equation, only India will be left ...
by Rishirishi
28 Oct 2020 05:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 694
Views: 145105

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Modi and yogi did good but now we have problem of way too much paddy and traders exploiting by not paying MSP You can't blame the traders. They actually provide a way out for the farmers, by stocking oversupply. Yes it is very unfortunate that the farmers do not get more for their produce and India...
by Rishirishi
27 Oct 2020 05:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 194
Views: 30725

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

Watched this video about attempt to push EV in India. Seems policy makers do not understand much about business. The logical step would have been to build a battery factory at a massive.



https://youtu.be/KDqsTWyNa6w
by Rishirishi
26 Oct 2020 04:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 194
Views: 30725

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

UBS Bank predict end of oil-based vehicles within 2-3 years There is no doubt that traditional gasoline pulled out from the ground is unsustainable. - Full battery EVs (BEVs) are one alternative. - HEVs, or in the future even ICEs powered by renewable gasoline, are the other option. Both BEVs and H...
by Rishirishi
25 Oct 2020 08:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6107
Views: 1365811

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Forex reserves constitute inflows that have already come into the country - export earning, FII inflows, FDI inflow, remittances from you and me... It has been exchanged for local currency at the RBI. The RBI holds the foreign currency itself (as it is not legal tender) and releases a corresponding...
by Rishirishi
25 Oct 2020 08:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 194
Views: 30725

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

UBS Bank predict end of oil-based vehicles within 2-3 years The extra cost of manufacturing battery electric cars versus their fossil fuel equivalents will diminish to just $1,900 (£1,470) per car by 2022, and disappear completely by 2024, according to research by the investment bank UBS. The resea...
by Rishirishi
13 Oct 2020 02:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1494
Views: 189422

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

With a ridership of 3 million per day, a small hike in price of Rs 15 will result in 4,5 crores increase in revenue per day (50% increase in ticket revenue). probably around RS 1000 crores per year. So is a hike of 15 rupees so expensive? What can you get for Rs15? Why should you not pay a fair pric...
by Rishirishi
11 Oct 2020 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 495
Views: 82005

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

Final map of proposed design of Ram Mandir approved, to accommodate 1 lakh devotees. Read details https://www.opindia.com/2020/09/ram-mandir-map-proposal-approved-ayodhya/ The construction work of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir is gaining momentum in Ayodhya. According to reports, machines have arrived...
by Rishirishi
09 Oct 2020 20:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3111
Views: 395867

Re: Indian Roads Thread

3 accidents in less than 72 hours in Atal Tunnel by idiots taking selfies while driving through. gHqc_70takQ The tunnel is rather narrow (8 meters for rods and 2 meter for pavement). The stretch is straight and invites to drive fast. Accidents in the tunnel can be very dangerous if fire breaks out....
by Rishirishi
07 Oct 2020 18:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3111
Views: 395867

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Just goes to show what rotten politicians we have got when workers are ready to work in harsh conditions... we should just follow Chicom model as they want and send them to the firing squad... all these years how did the Swiss and Austrians manage to build infrastructure in the Alps... reminds of t...
by Rishirishi
06 Oct 2020 06:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 72
Views: 17494

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

BSNL, MTNL to be merged; Centre lines up Rs 70,000 crore revival package. Digging ourselves into even bigger hole by throwing 70,000 crore at the problem. Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/71730263.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cpps...
by Rishirishi
06 Oct 2020 06:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3111
Views: 395867

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Purvanchcal Expressway, 345 km 6 lane to be completed within 2 years project start. :shock: :shock: :shock: It will connect Varanasi to Lucknow I do not know much about road construction, but this must be some kind of a record. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purvanchal_Expressway Apr 2018: 91% land ...

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