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by Rishirishi
16 Mar 2019 05:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 61112

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

X Posted from the “Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion” thread. A month old article that has not been posted on this thread built around an interview by First Post of MD and CEO of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL) which is liberally dusted with nuggets of information on ...
by Rishirishi
05 Mar 2019 03:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1669
Views: 214101

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

VKumar wrote:Wouldn't Pakistanis have got hold of this radar and other electronics in the downed MiG-21?


I do not think there is much secret in the electronics. Maybe the the Chinese can copy something. The black box is probably encrypted.
by Rishirishi
05 Mar 2019 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1669
Views: 214101

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

There are a few things i fail to understand. 1 Would Pakistan return the Pilot of they wanted to hide the F-16 story? Abhi can just give an interview of what happened. (or is there a gentle man's agreament, (we know, you know) 2 Would it not be possible to see the f-16 crash site on sat images? 3 Wh...
by Rishirishi
04 Mar 2019 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3991
Views: 433271

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Daily updated sat pic of Balakot (got the coordinates from Wikipedia, Balakot attacks. https://zoom.earth/#34.46321,73.318545,19z,sat This picture is supposed to be an updated one. From google Earth https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B027'48.0%22N+73%C2%B019'08.0%22E/@34.463139,73.3191064,299m/...
by Rishirishi
02 Mar 2019 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1669
Views: 214101

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I wonder why PAF did not carry out a standoff attack? Why go for LGB strike, when one of their RAAD thing can carry stand off. Since there were Mirage in the package, I am thinking they were with stand off weapons and potentially their own target set. Becase it was all about demonstrating the abili...
by Rishirishi
02 Mar 2019 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1669
Views: 214101

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

What the Americans thought of Bisons during red flag. In the video below US col. says they will need Raptors to combat Bisons.

Watch from 8.30 min. It is a short 30 second comment but very interesting indeed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DycGbEjcHTY
by Rishirishi
27 Feb 2019 23:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125777

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

What happens if their airspace is kept vacant for 3 days? Anything that pops up, we shoot it down. Rinse and repeat for 3 days. In effect, we have enforced a no-fly zone all over Bakistan! And Cheen is not going to come to their aid. US has abandoned them. Former-UK is more worried about Brexit. Fr...
by Rishirishi
27 Feb 2019 23:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 214250

Re: India's Power Sector

India needs to get rid of coal gradually. It is expensive, dirty and eats up a lot of capacity of the railways. Rishi, Yup! Yup! & Yup! To which I will add, coal is now yet another material we import in ever increasing amounts only to foul up our air. But you can have a reasoned argument with a...
by Rishirishi
27 Feb 2019 18:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125777

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

The Pakis have clearly escalated by targeting our military installations Now all their military assets are legitimate targets As the saying goes , big boys play at night Expect fireworks tonite I think it is important to recognise that Pakistan itself is divided. There is a section of the Pakistani...
by Rishirishi
27 Feb 2019 17:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 214250

Re: India's Power Sector

coal is struggling. In Germany the gov had to guarente for the power plants, so they do not close down. I recently heard that their new strategy is to offer running on 50% capacity. It takes 3 days to start up a coalplant. The the time to ramp up from 50% to 100% is significantly shorter. India need...
by Rishirishi
27 Feb 2019 17:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 214250

Re: India's Power Sector

New Wind And Solar Are 20% Cheaper Than India's Existing Coal Power Similar to the United States, it’s increasingly difficult for Indian coal generation to compete economically with fast-falling renewable energy costs, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). ...
by Rishirishi
27 Feb 2019 16:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125777

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

How far inside indian airspace did PAF intrude?
by Rishirishi
27 Feb 2019 15:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125777

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

This is not a war where either part wants to capture land. It is a war to show strength. India needs to show its superiority. In any case TSP have to factor in that Nukes does not allow them to do anything. Further TSP stands isolated. USA and France has clearly backed India. China has not backed TS...
by Rishirishi
27 Feb 2019 15:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125777

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Pakistan will do their outmost to show how caring they are for POW. IAF polit will be given a "royal" treatment and it will be used as PR. Problem now for India is that it will have to escalate and show Pakistani damage. My only fear is that their F-16's armed with sidwinder L are good and...
by Rishirishi
27 Feb 2019 05:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 214250

Re: India's Power Sector

No one wants to finance coal plants or mines any more. It is simply not competitive. I think the above statement is a little too broad based. There is metallurgical coal which is used to process iron ore into steel. It simply *cannot* be replaced. Then there is thermal coal for power generation. An...
by Rishirishi
27 Feb 2019 05:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125777

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

IF they flash the nuke card openly and India goes ahead with another airs strike what is left of that card? At that point they either have to use it or it looses it's deterrence potential for ever. Exactly. They have been flashing the card all the time. But this time the bluff is called. Pakistan c...
by Rishirishi
22 Feb 2019 04:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 214250

Re: India's Power Sector

Mort Walker wrote:^^^Of the 347 GW capacity, 190 GW comes from coal. If coal production is going to be commercialized, expect coal power to become a bigger player. Either that or stay in the dark for the near term.


No one wants to finance coal plants or mines any more. It is simply not competitive.
by Rishirishi
22 Feb 2019 04:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155795

Re: Pulwama Attack

This must be one of the best description of the Indo-pak conflict. It is FANTASTIC. Dr C.Christine Fair, an Associate Professor with the Peace and Security Studies Program at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Dr Fair is an authority on political and military matters in the subcontinent and the...
by Rishirishi
02 Jan 2019 06:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5248
Views: 410833

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Indigo is planning to do low cost flights to Europe with 321 Neos including to London and Paris with a stop over at Ankara. I am not sure this will work between Delhi and London/Paris/Milan etc. could be interesting between tier 2 cities, with low cost terminals. example. Amritsar to Birmingham or ...
by Rishirishi
26 Dec 2018 22:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 315
Views: 33607

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

Coupled with PV Solar, one needs anything upto 12-18 hours of electricity battery storage. But coupled with large off shore wind turbines, the requirements of battery storage may be reduced to 3-4 hours to maintain 24 hours availability. Off course this has to be coupled with efficient transmission...
by Rishirishi
06 Dec 2018 06:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 125616

Re: Indian IT Industry

why exactly does it hurt US/EU cos to keep a small datacenter here and a few people with clearances to manage this data on indian consumers? they could even rent the space within cloud providers here. its not really a big deal. we should tell the EU/xyz to stfu and go with the same threat to US and...
by Rishirishi
21 Nov 2018 04:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 666206

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Another round of demonetisation is required. With better management. No need to fix a cieling for exchange, just deposit the demonetised notes into your bank account. ITO will ask source in future. Meanwhile limit withdrawal to not more than ₹50k per week. Let's see what happens. It will just cause...
by Rishirishi
29 Sep 2018 02:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834900

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

PSU's in India are generally very poorly managed. This goes from Hotels to steel etc. Firstly India needs to start with changing how the PSU's are managed.
by Rishirishi
21 Aug 2018 05:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1023949

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

SaiK wrote:zero sum game now! the triad realization point - mark the dates.


But the K4 only has range of 3500 km. cant reach all of China. The warhead is also in question. It is not tested.
by Rishirishi
27 Jul 2018 03:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 213454

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

For those of you whom are thinking Imran Khan is a secular moderate person. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan_Tehreek-e-Insaf Ideology Pakistan Tahreek e Insaf's agenda envisions a modern Islamic republic that advocates individuals' welfare through community co-operation. PTI wants to set Paki...
by Rishirishi
27 Jul 2018 03:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 213454

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

For those of you whom are thinking Imran Khan is a secular moderate person. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan_Tehreek-e-Insaf Ideology Pakistan Tahreek e Insaf's agenda envisions a modern Islamic republic that advocates individuals' welfare through community co-operation. PTI wants to set Pakis...
by Rishirishi
23 Jul 2018 05:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 214250

Re: India's Power Sector

Greatest consumer of electricity are industry, business and government. Also bear in mind that about 70% of the population live in rural areas, where people have access to roof. There is an huge number of beurocrats, businesses and employees who get income from the coal based power. They are despera...
by Rishirishi
16 Jul 2018 04:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834900

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

The point with LCA is not to save money. It is to obtain the ability to develop aircrafts.

Yes it is expensive, and over time the price may come down.

The MKI is not as Indian as some may think.
by Rishirishi
05 Jul 2018 04:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 214250

Re: India's Power Sector

A website for news and commentary dedicated to petroleum sector has a section dealing with discussion among forum members. I chanced upon one such discussion on electrical grid management. One poster claimed that the UK National grid has 2800 mw of pumped storage capacity of hydro electric which ca...
by Rishirishi
15 Jun 2018 02:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 214250

Re: India's Power Sector

Mort Walker wrote:^^^OT, but I don’t know if induction cooking can generate enough heat for the types of dishes that are cooked in Indian cuisine. We need somewhere over 50,000 BTU.



It is fully possible. Millions of NRI do just that.
by Rishirishi
12 May 2018 00:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 315
Views: 33607

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

India needs to copy China. “We build solar all over the world but China is the only place where every component we need is available just a few kilometers away. If we need something, we can get it in an hour. No shipping. No contracts. It just shows up in a pickup truck. The key is to keep our facto...
by Rishirishi
09 Mar 2018 03:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 214250

Re: India's Power Sector

Look at your own numbers. 20 x (10,000 sq. Km) = 2e11 sq. meters = 40 GW (assuming 20% panel efficiency). Which is about 10% of the power needed by 2030. Let's go ahead and double the efficiency due to storage, which is a huge assumption, then we get 20% of the power needed by 2030. What do you sug...
by Rishirishi
08 Mar 2018 00:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 214250

Re: India's Power Sector

Solar is some 17% efficient in actual/installed. If only solar power is installed, and assuming advances in solar, and yield is 26%, this would mean additional solar installed of 588 GW by 2030. This is simply not going to happen. The primary energy sources must come from nuclear and natural gas. I...
by Rishirishi
19 Feb 2018 03:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 214250

Re: India's Power Sector

^Utility scale solar for base load is useless. Utility scale solar PAIRED with battery storage can at best be used to mitigate peak loads. Even for peak load compensation, there are other options equally good or better. Solar can provide all the power you need. Demands typically peak in daytime, he...
by Rishirishi
12 Feb 2018 02:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 214250

Re: India's Power Sector

Renewable energy poses threat to coal’s future: CIL Feb 9, 2018. I can guarantee you that in 7 years this will NOT happen. The tariff of Rs. 2/unit is an advertised price and not production price. It is better to replace coal with natural gas. The only viable storage for RES is a fuel cell, which i...
by Rishirishi
12 Feb 2018 02:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2451
Views: 430196

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Who are you trying to fool? Why should the govt want to pass a constitutional amendment bill when it knows to has no numbers to pass it. As for article 35A previous govts supported the bill in SC which is why it was not scrapped. This time they have left it to the courts. You are missing the point ...
by Rishirishi
19 Jan 2018 04:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Border Fencing and Border/Strategic Roads
Replies: 58
Views: 6648

Re: Border Fencing and Border/Strategic Roads

manjgu wrote:yes
leh to srinagar takes 12 hrs approx by road...pass travel time will be reduced to 15 min... but i dont remember crossing zoji la took 3.5 hrs !! even plane takes 40 min for the journey


Its 256 km. So 15 min is impossible. I think they are taling about cutting the time with 3.5 hours .
by Rishirishi
13 Jan 2018 03:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5248
Views: 410833

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

One way to increase the capacity of Delhi, Mumbai, Blore and chennai would be to make it mandatory flying large wide body aircrafts, between thease cities. Currently there must be some 70 flights on the Del-Mumbai route alone. Most flown by 737 size. Had they used A380, the flights could have been c...
by Rishirishi
20 Dec 2017 05:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1015
Views: 80795

Re: Solar energy in India

And I should add: The controller is a significant part of our cost, because we are doing it 250W at a time. If we go to 2kW at a time, the controller is a smaller fraction. All this suggests that bringing power to every village, is limited only by the laziness of the (whoever). The cost needed is q...
by Rishirishi
18 Dec 2017 05:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1015
Views: 80795

Re: Solar energy in India

A stunning realization for me. The global "Holy Grail" of utility costs is $1 per installed watt (availability factor unspecified). Large wind aspired to reach that number with only 30% availability for that installed watt. "We" are installing FULL SYSTEMS (incl. 250W rooftop pa...

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