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by Dileep
15 Nov 2019 17:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 11013

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

The temples are 'deva aalaya', and the 'presiding deity' is the 'lord of the house'. The priests carry out the daily rituals just like the real life of a person of exalted divine stature. This is something unique to the 'saguna' worship under our SD. Even when the idol is a shapeless 'lingam', the r...
by Dileep
15 Nov 2019 16:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85012

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

Question to legal experts. What exactly is the legal standing of a dissenting order? Is that totally ignored? Anyway, Hon. Jt. Nariman has clearly shown that he is not an impartial adjudicator in this matter, and should show the decency to stay away from messing with this case anymore. He says in hi...
by Dileep
15 Nov 2019 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108306

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

The LAD have two independent displays (and display controllers) behind a single glass sheet. So, the only common failure mode is the glass breaking, but if your MFD glass sheet breaks, you have worse problems already. The HUD gives redundancy if both sides of the LAD fail. You can actually stream th...
by Dileep
14 Nov 2019 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85012

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

So, the verdict clearly states that the review petition is 'pending'. Normally, this would mean the original judgement is kept in abeyance. But the court in its order admitting the review petitions had clearly said that they do not 'stay' the verdict. So, it cuts either way. Nice. Hon. Nariman J. an...
by Dileep
14 Nov 2019 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85012

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

The state govt could have gone easy on this from day one. They didn't. I am sure they wouldn't even now.
by Dileep
14 Nov 2019 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85012

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

Another interpretation: The 'review petitions are moved to 7 member bench', which means no review of the current verdict happened.
by Dileep
14 Nov 2019 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85012

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

What I hear now is that what exactly happened is, the review petition is kept in abeyance till an existing case in front of a seven bench is resolved. So, the current verdict is in force. It is the 'review' that is kept in abeyance. Not the original verdict.
by Dileep
14 Nov 2019 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85012

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

Heard that Jt. NAriman said something like "the govt should have discussed with the community and amicably solved the issue". We will wait for the written verdict.
by Dileep
14 Nov 2019 11:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85012

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

Hon. Jt. Nariman says the ban on muslim women entry to mosque is not similar!! I don't get it!!
by Dileep
14 Nov 2019 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85012

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

Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa!!! Review by Seven member bench!!
by Dileep
13 Nov 2019 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85012

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

Hon. Mr. Justice D Y Chandrachud has cancelled his court today. Speculation is that he will be doing the finishing touches to the verdict. Did the same thing before RJB too. Now, Hon. Justice has already mentioned publicly that he got 'vile threats' wrto Sabarimala verdict and said that he stood by ...
by Dileep
13 Nov 2019 14:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85012

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

The review petitions and a few other related petitions are admitted and heard in open court (not in chamber) on 6th February, and kept pending to give a verdict, which is posted for tomorrow 10:30. The following are the possibilities: 1. No change in the verdict. This is the most probable outcome. T...
by Dileep
10 Nov 2019 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3485
Views: 357083

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

True. Actually, falsifying OCI application is cause to deny future entry to the country. The law says so. My bad!! How can someone even imagine the good old 'Sarkar Bahadur' would allow 'automagic conversion' of anything, without the customary application form in quadruplicate and fifteen copies of ...
by Dileep
10 Nov 2019 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3485
Views: 357083

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

What I read is that he got his PIO automatically converted to OCI, which means he didn't apply for it when OCI was introduced. So, this automatic conversion would have let many such people in, since PIO eligibility requirements were different from that of OCI. My son was born in USA while I was on H...
by Dileep
05 Nov 2019 15:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85012

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

As I recall, around my place in North Travancore, it was the Xtians who regularly ate beef (like every Sunday). As I said, there was no Muslims in our village, but they were there in places not too far, close to the village where my extended family lived. The Muslims there were 'mutton and fish' peo...
by Dileep
05 Nov 2019 07:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Should we discontinue EVMs?
Replies: 2401
Views: 111182

Re: Should we discontinue EVMs?

Get this: The voter can actually see the slip coming out and getting cut, even though the lamp is off. Some versions of VVPAT you need to 'look for it', while some versions it is clearly visible. So, why don't you start the campaign for the voters to "look for the slip actually coming out and g...
by Dileep
04 Nov 2019 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85012

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

The successors of Sakthan were feeble, so naturally the Mappilas would have got back to cow slaughter with a vengeance. Tippu came, defeated Samuthiri and force converted many people and made them eat beef. So, there was no real administrative opposition to Muslims and Xtians eating beef in the nort...
by Dileep
17 Oct 2019 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108306

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

There are now a number of choices for the large area display. DRDO has floated a TDF project. Many companies are trying to build one. Then Elbit and L3Harris already have it. The "Smart" display actually gets 'information' and does the rendering within the display itself. You can carry the...
by Dileep
14 Oct 2019 06:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 505050

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Moi had the fortune to walk into the mid and rear sections of a dreamliner being built.Too bad the entire facility have a no camera policy.
by Dileep
14 Oct 2019 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416597

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

LCA is still in the age of Brain MK1 for information fusion. The focus is to give maximum data to the pilot and let him do the fusion. There is of course "data fusion". For example, the HUD layers all kinds of data for the pilot to see. We need to wait till the pilot folk see what the next...
by Dileep
07 Oct 2019 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416597

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

Cooling electronics is a very interesting field. Your typical bajaj cooking stove is 2 KW. Now, imagine four of them sitting at the nose of the plane, and you need to keep the temperature well below the temperature of boiling water. You need to pass liquids through a very complex channel system with...
by Dileep
03 Oct 2019 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416597

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

Actually, the Power Added Efficiency of GaN is not really better than that of GaAs. The benefit of GaN is in higher power density. You still waste power as heat, and you still need to remove it. Can you explain that a bit better? I don't understand it. It means, for a given space, the GaN can suppo...
by Dileep
30 Sep 2019 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416597

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

Heat removal is the number one problem in AESA. It was some jubilation when Uttam could finally fit everything into the Tejas budget. LRDE is preparing to make LSP builds now, as per chaiwale. GaN should not have this problem unless they operate it at saturation. Actually, the Power Added Efficienc...
by Dileep
28 Sep 2019 08:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416597

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

Heat removal is the number one problem in AESA. It was some jubilation when Uttam could finally fit everything into the Tejas budget.

LRDE is preparing to make LSP builds now, as per chaiwale.
by Dileep
19 Sep 2019 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2180
Views: 256678

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The "X cm" resolution of the camera is associated with the "distance to object" (or altitude for land imaging) na? So, 30cm was for what altitude?
by Dileep
16 Sep 2019 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107441

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

USN Carriers have four wires IIRC, and pilots aim (rather, the guidance system makes them to aim) to hit the second wire.

CSIO has successfully developed the optical landing system. I have seen the demo myself. Not sure of its future/deployment status.
by Dileep
16 Sep 2019 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107441

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

The possibility of 'cable snap' is drilled into the USN sailors manning the carrier deck, and it featured prominently in the TV program (forgot the name) to such extent that it got 'drilled into' my head too. When we made a test system for torpedo guidance cable, I had to slap the designers to build...
by Dileep
15 Sep 2019 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107441

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Colleagues of Mao Sir are at three star ranks now, and he retired as Commodore. Somehow, ADA folk didn't like him, while folk like Nambiar Sir had good rapport. The arrester cable is strung some 4-6 inches above deck, and the well used ones have many nicks and kinks due to the tyres slamming them on...
by Dileep
15 Sep 2019 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409208

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

this yindoo bania don't want his tax money wasted to take back the cancer that was once surgically removed. Aren't you a steak loving mallu? BTW PoK will provide direct access to Afghanistan and beyond. I know the terrain is very treacherous, but let L&T guys worry about that. Right now we are ...
by Dileep
15 Sep 2019 13:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409208

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

All these talk about taking PORK back is to give the Pakis an exit route, something similar to the Yuck Chager argument of "Pak won 1971 war because Yindia didn't take Isloo onlee". We keep the "Get PORK" stance active long enough to let that be the new status quo, and let the Pa...
by Dileep
12 Sep 2019 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2180
Views: 256678

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The X axis is indeed Hour:Minute in UTC. Multiple indicators show this. 1. It says UTC and the time actually matches. 2. Rough braking and fine braking are marked, and the time gap between them matches. 3. Look at the initial part of the graph and see the acceleration. around 1000 m/s in 13 minutes....
by Dileep
11 Sep 2019 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2180
Views: 256678

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

For all we chair scientists analyzing DSN reports, the guys may already know exactly what happened. One of the most uncomfortable processes in this line of work is to sit through the RCA sessions. We (the tech team) already know what obviously happened, but still have to go through the 'neti, neti' ...
by Dileep
11 Sep 2019 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2180
Views: 256678

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

BTW, Happy Onam to all! King Maveli did visit moon to the ailing munna for sure.
by Dileep
11 Sep 2019 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2180
Views: 256678

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Remember the story of "pilot and dog"? I think most of the folk sitting there are the ones responsible for the individual functions/modules, sitting there watching like a bunch of parents on the sidelines of kids league. Those are simply ringside seats with full visibility to all data (unl...
by Dileep
09 Sep 2019 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2180
Views: 256678

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

UB, They are using hypergolic liquid fuel and can be precisely metered by a valve. I think the current draw is monitored to give status. But recall it takes > 2 minutes for signals to go back and forth Control software shouldnt use fuel consumption based thust estimation, but by directly measuring ...
by Dileep
05 Sep 2019 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2180
Views: 256678

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Slightly OT, but we had a few occasions of senior retired ISRO scientists working with/for us. The attention to details, the deep probing and the tenacity drilled into those bright minds is extraordinary (from POV of us engg service folk). The only problem was, we couldn't get anything done to OUR s...
by Dileep
04 Sep 2019 08:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7859
Views: 743446

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

We should have phased out 2000 and 500 and not create 200. I honestly believed that it was the intention after Demo, but apparently BJP as a political party also need to win votes, buy seats and consequently the capability to handle 'suitcases'. Why we do not have holograms (except the security thre...
by Dileep
02 Sep 2019 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 61
Views: 12107

Re: The Autobiography Of A Killer

Ordered two hard copies. One for self and one as a surprise gift to my son's friend who wants to get to NDA.
by Dileep
25 Aug 2019 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454522

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

What I can safely say is that Rafale's radar ain't 'your grandad's radar'. The mighty Bars have brutal power, but that pretty much it. This one can do a lot more.

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