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by Dileep
20 Aug 2018 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

>>BTW, Dileepji, Idukki (see link that Prasad posted) has **NOT** been operating anywhere NEAR 780 MW so has no call to release even 200 cusec. Sir, the release was to avoid the level going beyond the MSL. No relation to generation capacity. Generation in April-June will be low because being summer,...
by Dileep
20 Aug 2018 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

CSIR completes Tejas HUD development. https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1031259534591967233?s=19 I don't get it!! The MK1 HUD is in production already. The MK2 HUD is in PDR stage. So, what goes NOW? History shows that the CSIO HUD beat all the competition hands down, and withstood pressur...
by Dileep
20 Aug 2018 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

I got some more data point: At full capacity of 780MW, the Idukki power generator will consume around 200 Cumecs of water. this water gets to the Muvattupuzha river, and probably the flood in that river has contribution from this water. Mullaperiyar system can output 2500cusecs (71 cumecs) to the cu...
by Dileep
20 Aug 2018 10:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Information on Power Cuts (Source Urja App of NPP):

Average duration of power cut : 0.46Hrs/Month. National Average is 8.32 Hrs/Month. Rank: 3rd in India.

So, if some place at 3-Shiv-Nation have 2 hours power cut, you have data from last millennia, or there is a local problem.
by Dileep
20 Aug 2018 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

OK.. Here is the facts on KSEB as on Aug 15th. Source National Power Portal Total Installed Capacity: 2041.46 MW Hydro Capacity: 1881.5 MW Hydro Capacity under outage: 320MW (Idukki 130/780, Lower Periyar 120/180, Sabarigiri 100/300, Sengulam 24/48, Sholayar 18/54). Total 17% under outage. The natio...
by Dileep
19 Aug 2018 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

UB Sir.. Basic dosconnect 1: The 'Bhageeratha Prayatnam' was for diverting Idukki water, not Mullaperiyar water. I feel you TL;DR my post. Basic Disconnect 2: I described here my comments about the Mullaperiyar diversion. Apparently, you TL;DR that as well. If you have time, please read that post an...
by Dileep
19 Aug 2018 10:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

What do I propose (FWIW)? I do not believe any of these "first world solutions" will work, because we are still Kerala, with the Neta-Babu nexus. My firm take is that events like this can not be prevented, but we can prepare to have a much better and efficient response. People did not have...
by Dileep
19 Aug 2018 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

UB Sir, I take that you accept my points. In our school days, we even ha a 'kunnathunadan bhasha' for gurus accepting points made by shishyas. അറ്റ കൈ: "ഇരിയെടാ അവിടെ!" (Rough translation: Last Resort: "You! Sit Down!".) Aquifiers do work. But you do know that most of Kerala have...
by Dileep
18 Aug 2018 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

UB Sir, there was a proposal for the Mullaperiyar problem, which is to make a tunnel at a much lower level, to drain off all water early and maintain low level in the dam. It is readily rejected by the CMO like this. "Adey Kuppuchamee, antha Kerala "Dam Sef Onlee" letter kaappi anuppi...
by Dileep
18 Aug 2018 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

UB Sir, I never said neither is impossible. I would never say that against something you said. But I have some little issues on the "take water east" idea. 1. You still need a dam to hold water. It need not hold a lot of water, but dam nevertheless. 2. Let us assume that we build a 100ft t...
by Dileep
18 Aug 2018 15:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

There is another depression starting somewhere near 18.44° N, 87.56° E as per wind map. Right now, it is pulling winds over northern coast (Goa and north) If it moves south, then we will have the next problem in our hands. Yet another variable to watch.
by Dileep
18 Aug 2018 15:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Singha, the flood is NOT near coastal area. It is in the Midlands. Even in Kochi, the focus area is Aluva.
Hovercrafts might work in the current situation I think, but we do not have any fleet. Do we?
by Dileep
18 Aug 2018 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

HN, thanks for all the inputs. It is nice to know that people like you are involved at the centre of things. Mullaperiyar & Idamalayar dam spillway should be routed via pumps directly into Arabian Sea instead of dumping into Idukki dam & lower lying areas resp. Fantastic idea!! I have a bett...
by Dileep
18 Aug 2018 09:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Just seeing news that the downstream areas of Muvattupuzha river at Thalayolaparambu is flooded.
by Dileep
18 Aug 2018 09:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Sachin, I don't agree with the notion of "outsourcing" or "sense of entitlement" etc. What we need are the equipment, expertise and execution f the Army. Right now, all the police, fireforce, govt staff and public are actively conducting the rescue. Fisherfolk are helping out wit...
by Dileep
18 Aug 2018 09:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

This notion that the flood happened due to dam opening is WRONG!! Till 16th afternoon, that was the case, but the flood generally stayed in the expected path. What happened after 16th afternoon is that the dams were discharging water at the same rate as being receiving. They were at max capacity, so...
by Dileep
17 Aug 2018 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

And hey, if you planned for 100 year events, There would have been Salt Valley instead of Silicon Valley.
by Dileep
17 Aug 2018 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

The comment on TN CM was on his attitude on the water level of Mullaperiyar. First of all, in accordance with the declared policy, the dam officials sat tight till the level reached the supreme court sanctioned 142 ft, and once it reached (Almost) there, they simply opened the gates, getting upto 13...
by Dileep
17 Aug 2018 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

This "man made disaster" thing is utter bullshit!! This is not a problem of a clogged storm drain flooding a basement. Imagine three to four thousand cubic metres of water coming every second through a channel that is 200+ metres wide!! That is what we got here. Once it gets to the plains,...
by Dileep
17 Aug 2018 14:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

^^Your support means what it is worth! Sir! This is the Floods thread onlee. The cause is heavy and incessant rains all over the state, due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal. It literally pulled the warm moist air from the IOR and dumped all the moisture here. So much of water came down the river...
by Dileep
17 Aug 2018 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 244
Views: 7208

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Report from Ground One (10 kliks away from Ground Zero): The entire Periyar basin water rose by at least 10 metres. NH66 from Kalamassery all the way to Thrissur is waterlogged except the flyovers. The only remaining northward connectivity from Kochi is via the coastal road from Vypin to Munambam. T...
by Dileep
16 Aug 2018 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 69
Views: 3291

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

MY Prime Minister! You are the first one I consider so. (The current one is the other) You fought a great fight, ran a great race. You shown us pride. Shown us our backbone. You made us walk with our heads held high. And best of all, you lit a torch that is leading us now. You fought a great fight, ...
by Dileep
16 Aug 2018 14:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 318022

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I am not sure about the "Since flood of 1099" part. This might have surpassed the 1099 flood. (For those not familiar, the 1099 is the Malayalam Calendar year, which is 1924 in CE.) HN, there is no comparison with the 2013 flood and now. ANY kind of countermeasure would not work in the cur...
by Dileep
13 Aug 2018 09:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 318022

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

tractors are towing planes to near the runway at kochi before engine start to prevent sucking in water y5Vq8NW4x9k This video is from the 2013 flood. With the current flood situation, there was no water anywhere in the airport. A lot of videos goes around like this. Some from the 2013 flood. Some f...
by Dileep
06 Aug 2018 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

So.... Guvernamd says "Take HAL, Take ADA, Take ADE, Take GTRE! No more talk about Imports! Make your own $hit and $hut Up!" Long time ago, nearing Onam, and totally pissed off on all the discussions on foods to make, the poor village farmer lady (mom of this village boy) exploded like &qu...
by Dileep
01 Aug 2018 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

They get things done by interns, temps and even by unsuspecting suppliers :wink: There is a dark and macabre humor in the statement by @Dileep above. Whether it was intended as such or not, I really don't know. Oh.. it was intended. Suppliers tolerate a lot, because that is what we do in anticipati...
by Dileep
01 Aug 2018 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

It is not just ADA. They are just a cog (well, a central one, no doubt) in the whole system. You are asking for "accountability"? Let me ask, where is the "authority"? Accountability doesn't work without authority. ADA have no authority over any of the contributing agencies. That...
by Dileep
01 Aug 2018 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

ADA faces severe resource shortage. It is a surprise that they get done what they do. You should also remember that it is pure passion that keeps these wonderful people with the organization. Is this due to lack of good candidates applying or just due to govt rules on recruitement tying their hands...
by Dileep
01 Aug 2018 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

{Again the bottle neck is ADA and which has so far not felt the heat. Not one word from their spokesperson!} This is nothing new for the ADA - tareekh pey tareekh continues, seemingly without any accountability. No wonder the IAF wants to be in charge, wish this had happened ages ago during incepti...
by Dileep
01 Aug 2018 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

Dileep, Looks like a machined part from the Aluminum Alloy 6061-T6. So a set of six plates with grooves for printer boards and recess for connectors? Here is the image of current DFCC. They have moved to PowerPC platform I heard. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/media/10345-2/P1010657+Digital+Flight+C...
by Dileep
01 Aug 2018 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774995

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^To paraphrase a malloo proverb: "A banyan tree sprouting out of the posterior is being considered as a means of shade"

*(Not being a yak milk drinker, this is the best the village boy could do)
by Dileep
31 Jul 2018 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

^^That is the Digital Flight Control Computer chassis mechanicals. IIRC, DataPatterns made the previous version.

Actually, order had been placed with some of the participant organizations for MK1A equipment some time ago, and they are now warming up now.
by Dileep
15 Jul 2018 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

LCA cost more most likely because all the fixed costs are amortized into the 83 units. Ask HAL for 284 units and see the price fall!!
by Dileep
12 Jul 2018 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

MK1 is 'pretty decent' to build, but no way approach the desirable manufacturability levels. One of the driving factors behind MK1A concept is improve this issue. Things are not at all modular, so everything must be built in place at the integration station. Ideally, it should have been possible to ...
by Dileep
11 Jul 2018 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

It all depends upon the person who will be in charge, and the mission he is given.

If the mission is to "churn out as many birds as possible", and the guy have no zeal to put his mark on the plane, things will work. On the other hand, think about Matheswaran V 2.0 taking the chair :((
by Dileep
10 Jul 2018 08:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

Why Sulur? 1. Just 30 minutes flight or 5 Hours drive away from HAL 2. Relatively empty airspace 3. Deep south, away from prying eyes. 4. Plenty of space. And don't forget the huge amount of ancillary industry in the area which supplies HAL, and will be more important to HAL over the years as it sc...
by Dileep
09 Jul 2018 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

Why Sulur?

1. Just 30 minutes flight or 5 Hours drive away from HAL
2. Relatively empty airspace
3. Deep south, away from prying eyes.
4. Plenty of space.
by Dileep
02 Jul 2018 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

I welcome the sanctions on all counts. Citizen->Jingo->Businessman->Enthusiast. On all counts!

100% selfish onlee :) Neither myself nor the KB is dependent on unkil anymore. Baguette replaced Bagel for quite some time onlee.
by Dileep
27 Jun 2018 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406249

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

The Chinese vendors are a breed apart though. Any minor change in specs = howls of protests = huge back and forth = some concessions extracted elsewhere + your own resources need to be roped in otherwise chinese will charge an arm and a leg. It depends upon who has the leverage. You are nothing for...
by Dileep
27 Jun 2018 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4153
Views: 607542

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

In some of the applications, it goes Transducer->Some special Fluid->Solid Barrier->Sea Water. No air can be in the path in any case.

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