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by Dileep
15 Oct 2020 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067101

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

About marriages: In MBM, people can get married either by the religious mode or civil mode. If you don't do either, then you are not legally wed. Offsprings of 'not legally wed' couple still have right to alimony and inherit property. But inheritance to each other's property is not there, simply bec...
by Dileep
03 Oct 2020 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 117689

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Remember that the corporate entities have a lot more 'diverse ammunition' (no pun) to get things done at the NBF (Neta-Babu-Fauji) level compared to DPSUs. Actually, better than the ruski and yehudi 'ammunition' youknow.
by Dileep
03 Oct 2020 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 117689

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

There is behind the scenes campaign to harness all the 'pvt entities that can contribute something' into the push to build a strong MIC. My KB seeing a lot of 'feelers' coming our way. This is NOT directly driven by govt, or anything organized as I can see. The business community is seeing the devel...
by Dileep
30 Sep 2020 13:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706028

Re: Understanding the US - Again

My little 'just turned 18' boy voted yesterday by mail from desh for his birthplace in the bay area. Guy took it very seriously, googled up on all the people and propositions and made well considered decisions. Interesting thing is, he voted yes on a bond issue for a hospital since "I was born ...
by Dileep
22 Sep 2020 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281047

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

I am trying to buy some circuit breakers and contactors for uknowwhat and they need a bleddy license to even quote. These darned things need to keep holding hundreds of amperes even while pulling Gs and taking gun recoil, so there are only a couple of sources. Like it or not, every plane has its bal...
by Dileep
20 Sep 2020 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083415

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

Buying the plane is the 'give' for the 'take' of technology. They come to us to sell the plane, not to buy parts. The 'technology' I am talking about is not the "ToT" in the normal parlance. It is not anything with the wonderful technical things that make the gizmos tick. It is the simply ...
by Dileep
20 Sep 2020 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083415

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

LM (and Tata JV and the Tier 1s) had been working with desi suppliers for the past few years. To be brutally honest, it would have brought all of us pvt entities to the next level of being aerospace suppliers. My jingo side is happy that it is scrapped. But my technocrat side is not sharing that fee...
by Dileep
14 Sep 2020 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386563

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

Post september cement does not set .... Sir ji, There are different types(combination) of cement. For the cost, we cannot use that for the entire bridge. But for repairing things, it is well within reach. There are specialized cement combinations that can even SET under water. Under Water: Yes. At ...
by Dileep
09 Sep 2020 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386563

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

Not that it means anything here :wink:, but it is called Da Dao or Podao. Perhaps a theatre put together for home audience. The Big Knife (Da Dao) is an iconic weapon that even today regularly appears in popular culture outlets such as TV drama series, movies, books, mail stamps, monuments, toys an...
by Dileep
08 Sep 2020 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386563

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

The conflict happened here: 78.8581973347665,33.41619707215585,0 It is the ridge line between Reching La (to the west) and Rezang La (on the east). The marked point is the LAC. One way to determine the LAC ("Actual" remember!) is to look for clearly made and graded patrol paths. The chines...
by Dileep
27 Aug 2020 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741527

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

DRDO identifies 108 Systems and Subsystems for industry to design, develop and manufacture towards achieving “Atmanirbhar Bharat” When the 101 list of import embargo came out, I joked to my colleague that "they should have tried hard to reach the auspicious 108" and presto!! DRDO comes ou...
by Dileep
22 Aug 2020 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741527

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

https://www.iiti.ac.in/public/storage/events/August2020/I2awxHyHopQyg9wJBQ2N.jpg https://www.iiti.ac.in/public/storage/announcements/aug2020/Flyer%20for%20ARMREB%20workshop.pdf One Day Workshop on Opportunities in Research and Development in Armament Establishments 26th August 2020 Nice!! The PDF f...
by Dileep
11 Aug 2020 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741527

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

We have not worked (yet) on the decoy system. We do work on sensors and weapons onlee. The next generation of decoys may have our fingerprints on them (insha ganesha). There is a famous quote that we know far less about the depths of our oceans than the outer space. Similarly, the engg challenges fo...
by Dileep
08 Aug 2020 19:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 622972

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The runway is 10-28. Clearly visible from google earth. The landing gear not deployed story is totally bullshit. In such cases, there are SOPs that will require working with the ATC, and DGCA will know immediately. The pilot can't simply go in and do a belly landing. The ONLY explanation is the airc...
by Dileep
08 Aug 2020 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741527

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

It is not always lobbying, corruption etc. Much of the shenanigans can be attributed to the phenomenon called "Indiligence" "Indiligence" is a combination of words Indian and Intelligence. The primary driving factor for this is the insatiable urge to demonstrate your intelligence...
by Dileep
07 Aug 2020 22:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 622972

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Air India Express Vande Bharat flight Dubai to Kozhikode overshot the tabletop runway and nosedived down. Several deaths confirmed as of now.

Heavy rains and cross winds at the time. Luckily, no fire. It is reported that it is the second (or third) attempt after aborted landing.
by Dileep
05 Aug 2020 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66231

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

Took off from work today to watch the ceremony. The month of 'karkkitakam' (Sun in the constellation of cancer) in our calendar is the month of Ramayan, where we recite the 'Adhyatma Ramayanam' of Sage Ezhuthassan. It begins श्री राम राम राम - श्री राम चन्द्र जय श्री राम राम राम - श्री राम भद्र जय श...
by Dileep
04 Aug 2020 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741527

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Just finished a video conference on the DRDO's sammukh portal. It is a Jitsi implementation. The interface is pretty good. Worked out of the box on firefox. But the biggest problem is the page crashed a number of times. Saving grace is, just refreshing the page brought back the session, without ente...
by Dileep
03 Aug 2020 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

This may not be popular opinion here at BRF, but I don't see much objectionable in the rhetoric "not a blade of grass grows there" in a figurative way, ie something that offers no benefit to us. .... The fresh water lakes, source of water to Brahmaputra river and other tributaries. It's s...
by Dileep
02 Aug 2020 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

Some analyst you are. Screw political and economic agenda. World respects those who are capable of shedding copius amounts of blood. Both their own and more importantly their enemies'. Forget military advantage. Start killing. And if you are unable to kill, then kindly disband the military. Just ar...
by Dileep
02 Aug 2020 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

^^AFAIK, no. we can't as per the WTO norms. We sure can demand in country testing. Let our labs make some money onlee. The interesting point is despite their cost advantage, Chini phone brands have hardly any presence in European markets. I wonder how they managed to keep them away. We could apply ...
by Dileep
02 Aug 2020 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

^^AFAIK, no. we can't as per the WTO norms. We sure can demand in country testing. Let our labs make some money onlee.

We have done in country testing in a number of countries, with the associated funny stories.
by Dileep
02 Aug 2020 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

I think we have been shown 'finger 3'* and Finger 4 by the Chinis, and we are going to take that hit. Here is why: 1. It makes much more beneficial to use it to further the political and economic agenda, and going kinetic there. 2. There is no real military advantage in kicking them out from the 'bo...
by Dileep
02 Aug 2020 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

The problem is, the domestic suppliers will also required to comply to the same standard. Chinese will produce their (NABL Certified) test reports and get the stamp. We will get fail reports from our labs, who are 'descendants of hari chandra' when it comes to these things. Happened to us a lot, th...
by Dileep
30 Jul 2020 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281047

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

But are they asking for only ONE set of assemblies? That is for only One Aircraft? The tender is to build the assembly line. Not the wing itself. I don't know who is the target suppliers, who is capable to Design,Manufacture,Assembly,Installation and Certification of Wing Assembly Line along with S...
by Dileep
29 Jul 2020 14:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

Seems India is increasing the pressure on China. This tactic is used by China to limit foreign suppliers from entering the market. The ISI standards will be strictly applied to make it "unfeasable" to import from china. Want to import shoes for example, then provide detailed data of stres...
by Dileep
18 Jul 2020 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083415

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

Come on guys!! We are talking about Raghunath Nambiar here!! One of the staunchest supporter of Tejas. Even the simple notion that he considers Tejas an inferior platform is 'guruthvakkedu' (disrespecting a respectable person. one of the worse sins in our culture) Let me take the liberty to rephrase...
by Dileep
12 Jul 2020 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232443

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

Lilo, Sukumaran is his father's first name. His name is Prithviraj. We mallus name kids that way. Often ending up in problem with the "Firstname Lastname" systems in goralands
by Dileep
11 Jul 2020 22:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232443

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

NIA caught the lady and her chela Sandeep from BLR this evening. After demonitization and implementing tighter controls and traceability on cash, Gold has become the 'currency' for the 'black money'. That is the reason for the torrential flow of illicit gold to KL. It is not the silly 'margin' of pr...
by Dileep
08 Jul 2020 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

To mimic certain good doctor, I will bet my left testimonial that the chinis will send in patrols in all the areas. I hope we will have the Herons making trips to take pics.
by Dileep
07 Jul 2020 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

There is no LAC. China has a LIC (Line of Imagined Control) which probably includes Bangalore, Kerala because we love our "chinese chilly chicken" India has a LWC (Line of wishful control) which is where the Chinese withdrew in 1962. Somewhere in between lies the BBP (Band of Both Patrol) ...
by Dileep
05 Jul 2020 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

Added: Going by tweets of a lot of ex-forces, they are still mostly singing disengagement/deescalation (it will be a long process blah blah), I get the feeling most are not mentally ready to accept the possibility of a war with China. Years of conditioning within a rigid frame work will do that to ...
by Dileep
04 Jul 2020 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

We must distinguish between 'objective' and 'tactics'. We may take land as a tactic, but after the war, we still need to sit across a table with the chinis to make a settlement. What we demand there is the 'objective' and that is what matters.
by Dileep
04 Jul 2020 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

What would be our objective when we go kinetic with SHA?

To answer this, we need to know what was agreed by us in 1962 ceasefire. Our objective will not be beyond what we formally agreed. Our nature prevents us from going beyond. Dharma does that to us onlee.
by Dileep
28 Jun 2020 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

What we can definitely infer from the images is that Chinis have built a pathway that can carry construction equipment to the sharp corner of Galwan river. There is enough direct and clear evidence for that. It can't be ours, since a number of reasons are stacked against that notion. There is a disc...
by Dileep
28 Jun 2020 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

My my. Chinese are sooo good at construction. https://c.ndtvimg.com/2020-06/1nd0sa7s_lac-june-2225-planet-labs-3_625x300_27_June_20.jpg Or do the sats need a new lens? From: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-china-lac-black-tarpaulins-seen-on-galwan-river-bend-16-chinese-camps-near-lac-2253302 ...
by Dileep
27 Jun 2020 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-china-lac-black-tarpaulins-seen-on-galwan-river-bend-16-chinese-camps-near-lac-2253302 The Galwan river looks dry again on 25th June photo ?? Water glittering in 22nd June picture - now it may be due to the angle of the sun - but assuming that river bed remaine...
by Dileep
22 Jun 2020 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965437

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

I will add one more question to Ramana's list: Why did WE have a reasonably big post looking at the mouth of Galwan river? And why the recent build up? That is because, it is the only gap through which they can come in to choke our access to DBO. We knew the threat long term, and had a post opposite...
by Dileep
13 Jun 2020 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830930

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

We are doing some work on UV-C based sanitizers. What I 'read' is that UV-C is 'skin safe' because it can not penetrate the layer of dead cells on the skin. Many chemicals, even H2O2 are skin safe, but kills germs. Still, UV-C can modify DNA of skin cells that are exposed (maybe a scratch?) and trig...
by Dileep
05 Apr 2020 19:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1643
Views: 291396

Re: India's Power Sector

So, we started seeing "power grid experts" in social and antisocial media, right along with the bunch of "Infectious disease experts" hain jee? My cousin (who started our 'hereditary trade' (kula thozhil in mallu and Tamil) of engineering. Before him, we were farmers) is an exper...

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