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by Dileep
08 Feb 2021 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235937

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

What is special about 70? I do hope he stays at least till 2029...and hopefully by gods grace he will be in shape (both physically & mentally) for the job till 2029. Give the man a well earned 'vanaprastha' folks!! That is our dharma. To paraphrase 'Senior General Ananthapadmanabhan' from 'Dhar...
by Dileep
07 Feb 2021 09:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235937

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

A Sharma wrote:Talked to Journalist friend in India. The chakka Jam was a failure and the impact was only in certain areas of Punjab, Haryana and NCR


Even in the commie KL, absolutely NO response. I was on the NH544, expecting to at least a few flag bearing party cadres basking in sun. Nothing! Nada!!
by Dileep
02 Feb 2021 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133905

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Saurabh, What is the process? Do you have to submit a vendor qualification plan? Provide prototype for evaluation? Are you on an approved supplier list? Please let us know the process you had to follow? This is all very new to our folks here. Link to TDF site: https://tdf.drdo.gov.in/ The brochure ...
by Dileep
26 Jan 2021 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235937

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Apologies if posted earlier, but according to some on SM, the Indian flag on red fort has not been removed. The khalistani flag was flown on an empty pole on red fort. That is correct. There is an empty flag staff, on which the PM unfurls the tricolor on 15th Aug. On regular instances, the flag wil...
by Dileep
24 Jan 2021 22:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3972
Views: 773470

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Observe carefully that the Burlington Northern video states that air brakes are applied as all or nothing (that is air brakes when applied apply fully or not at all, not like a car when you can apply partially) and so not very good for slowing down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4n3W1GN1pA Thanks...
by Dileep
21 Jan 2021 12:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235937

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

No. The suggestion for suspension of farm laws till the implementation of laws can be worked out comes from Dr. Ashok Gulati - one of the remaining three members of the Supreme court appointed committee. So if taxpayers go out on the road and protest, income tax laws could be suspended for a couple...
by Dileep
19 Jan 2021 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133905

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Kota Sir is someone I never heard a negative comment against. Everyone adores him.

Truly an Avatar that happened when the need arose!!
by Dileep
19 Jan 2021 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133905

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

One more thing is Tejas has any LRUs which can be swapped as plug and play. This also cuts the repair downtime something got being thought about! A lot of them are already that. The only problem (with MK1, mostly resolved in MK1A) is the accessibility to do the Unplug/Plug. MK1A will be nice to mai...
by Dileep
15 Jan 2021 18:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235937

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Think about the news she is 'fact checking'!!!
by Dileep
13 Jan 2021 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133905

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

What next? Another committee? How many loops need to jump thru to get the bleddy PO to HAL? Somewhere Vidur Ji had listed the stages. Will try to dig it up. Contract will be signed between IAF and HAL at Aero India. No can do!! There is MOF and MOD babu approvals needed, as per the procedure. See t...
by Dileep
13 Jan 2021 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133905

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

IT IS DONE https://twitter.com/CNNnews18/status/1349300318765424646 Big boost for Indian Airforce, CCS clears Tejas Contract. What next? Another committee? How many loops need to jump thru to get the bleddy PO to HAL? Somewhere Vidur Ji had listed the stages. Will try to dig it up.
by Dileep
12 Jan 2021 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235937

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Can't we file a massive bunch of petitions supporting the bills, now that the Hon Court said there is none?
by Dileep
10 Jan 2021 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133905

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Several LRUs development for the MK2 is still in tender stage. Even with the impossible time line of 18 months to qualification of those LRUs, how can there be a rollout in 2022? More like 2025 the way I see it. Answering an earlier question: I was banned for celebrating the Modi victory the 'mallu ...
by Dileep
06 Jan 2021 17:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133905

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

"deals in next few months" onlee. I ain't going to open even a Bisleri bottle for that news. We had heard that a lot.

I may (the Bisleri), if it gives an actual date, quoting a reliable source.

Now, when it ACTUALLY happens.. Well, not gonna tell ya!! One ban is enough!!
by Dileep
28 Dec 2020 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 7479

Re: Aero India 2021

It is going to be a 'business only' meet this time. No 'public days'. The number of exhibitors is really low, so they removed the whole Hall AB. It is going to be a very lackluster affair this year.
by Dileep
30 Nov 2020 12:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1390668

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Time to bring in UCC or NRC and take the wind out of the the Farmers agitation sails!
by Dileep
09 Nov 2020 18:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1390668

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Arnab went against the hearts of the devotees of Lord Ayyappa. A few days penance would do him good. The lord has woken up from his yoga nidra (the Mandala season starts in a week from now) and you will see more troubles for people who insulted his devotees. See what happened to the commie govt? See...
by Dileep
05 Nov 2020 18:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219357

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

The way BRDs maintain the birds, there will be no ICY after a few years of operational use :twisted: And don't get started on the part obsolescence induced changes. ICY is very important to build the planes quickly. Not that much in operational use.
by Dileep
02 Nov 2020 22:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219357

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

TRUE !! OT ... I was reading somewhere that engines of japanese cars built in USA were not as smooth as original japanese engines. as long the parts machined in USA were within the specified tolerances say 0.1 mm , the USA manufacturing was ok...we are within the tolerances so go ahead. however, th...
by Dileep
02 Nov 2020 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 298707

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

Many times No.2 senior most in terms of service may be aged than CJI and may retire during the tenure of the CJI. If Justice Ramana was not made then the next senior most will become. We need to look who is that. I am not sure about the senior list of SC Judges as on today. So can not give a name n...
by Dileep
15 Oct 2020 19:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1390668

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: 560
Views: 161539

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: 560
Views: 161539

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: 5718
Views: 807353

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: 1095
Views: 346666

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219357

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219357

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: 3536
Views: 725378

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: 3536
Views: 725378

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: 3536
Views: 725378

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: 4462
Views: 831543

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: 4462
Views: 831543

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: 4462
Views: 831543

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: 5798
Views: 673962

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: 4462
Views: 831543

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: 5798
Views: 673962

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: 496
Views: 82448

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: 4462
Views: 831543

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023557

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...

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