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by Kannan
17 Oct 2016 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians
Replies: 132
Views: 21731

Re: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians

prop up the Pakistani elite and wait it out for internal reformation over some Bollywood ending with a bunch of powers stomping out terrorism Ergo the term "getting suckered". The above qouted will never happen. I never said they lost sleep over whether it ever happened, just that it is m...
by Kannan
17 Oct 2016 21:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 904907

Re: Small Arms Thread

That's why priavtisation is so crucial...it will build a constituency within India to champion national security. Not for patriotic reasons but purely commercial ones. If Bharat Forge and Reliance and Mahindra and TCS and Tatas make huge defence production you can be sure they will champion nationa...
by Kannan
17 Oct 2016 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians
Replies: 132
Views: 21731

Re: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians

America really hasn't been suckered, they've just (reluctantly) learned that the consequences of a power vacuum are incredible no matter who inflicts it, and it is in their pragmatic interests to prop up the Pakistani elite and wait it out for internal reformation over some Bollywood ending with a b...
by Kannan
17 Oct 2016 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the United States of America (USA) - III
Replies: 2933
Views: 200136

Re: Understanding the United States of America (USA) - III

I read a report that Obama was abandoned by his drunken bum of a father, his mother was a pronographic film star to make ends meet. It also mentioned that michelle Obama was frequently living in the Jessie Jackson house in Chicago, it hinted that 'she was Jessies favorite little girl'. If Bill Clin...
by Kannan
07 Oct 2016 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2597
Views: 351605

Re: Military Flight Safety

That said my late cousin Suresh, who worked in Flight Safety and Flight accident investigation after a health issue retirement from the air force had mentioned to me a curious fact about flying times in India and the US. Of course he has been dead over 10 years now so these facts go back pretty muc...
by Kannan
13 Sep 2016 12:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the United States of America (USA) - III
Replies: 2933
Views: 200136

Re: Understanding the United States of America (USA) - III

Read it slowly and try to understand your own mistake. Obama goes to russia, russians kill him sneakily and his entire entourage, take hold of 'nuke laptop' and launch nuke strike on usa, then who will retaliate? Would usa not be able to launch 'cause obama was the only one who could launch? If sti...
by Kannan
29 Aug 2016 05:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Gaming, Simulation and other tech for the NexGen warfighter
Replies: 48
Views: 5837

Re: Gaming, Simulation and other tech for the NexGen warfighter

Arma2/Arma3 shouldn't be lumped in with CoD and Battlefield, it intends to be highly realistic (as opposed to a fun arcade game) with enormous emphasis placed on adrenaline, eyesight/focus/darkness adjustments, and their impact on firing, a huge value placed on stealth/hiding, and quite frankly, som...
by Kannan
24 Aug 2016 03:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5446
Views: 551684

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

1 - Trim the fat and get rid of some ministers. It has definitely become just another way for well connected people to go on free trips. 2 - Accept that Indians are fairly uninterested athletically. In other cultures it is normal for serious and competitive athletics to be an important aspect of sch...
by Kannan
10 May 2016 09:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 771
Views: 75752

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

It's a bit asinine to use newspaper articles - third hand information - to quantify science papers. That's about two layers of dumbing down with significant loss of information. Dumping large scales of carbon into the air and resultant greenhouse effect have long been established, but people have al...
by Kannan
28 Mar 2016 00:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555373

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^ 'Emirates crews extremely fatigued': Exhausted pilots tell RT of disturbing conditions - Also FlyDubai pilots reporting similar conditions. 4dJl6T-oBlw RT is reporting on the story. I guess CNN, Fox, BBC etc. are under strict orders not to provoke the Arab coalition....... Arab pilot screws up a...
by Kannan
04 Jan 2016 11:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555373

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Kannan, AOPA exists for advocacy and promotion of GA. AOPA in India fulfills nowhere close to that purpose. GA is for all purposes dead in India. There is no domestic consumption, no Government support, plenty of Government created obstacles and the few manufacturers that existed have gone out of b...
by Kannan
02 Jan 2016 23:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555373

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

It is very disheartening to note that even the organisations such as AOPA India (Airplane Owners and Pilots Assocn), have little to no interest in advocating for the General Aviation sector! Most of their leadership in India is based outside of India! AOPA's purpose is almost exclusively general av...
by Kannan
02 Jan 2016 23:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 771
Views: 75752

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

This thread is beyond sad. It reminds me of young earth Creationists or Ted Cruz trying to use half learned knowledge to reinvent the wheel to their liking. The first mistake is making it Al Gore's hypothesis - he might be an impassioned voice but there are tens of thousands of scientists with a fai...
by Kannan
25 Jul 2015 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 193370

Re: Aircraft Recognition

Saw IN Boeing P8-I Neptune being picked up by flightradar24.com It disappeared some time after it started to fly over sea. Surely was not planning to land at Mumbai as it was close to 32000ft at disappearance. Landing somewhere in Gujarat ? If I understand, military aircraft are not expected to app...
by Kannan
23 May 2015 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nations and Empires that Grew on Genocide and Slavery
Replies: 204
Views: 12080

Re: Nations and Empires that Grew on Genocide and Slavery

I had never heard of USA's brutal colonisation of Puerto Rico till I came across this web page and the Book . When reading through the page it seems eerily similar to the Iraq invasion with the same grand talk of democracy and freedom followed by the brutal occupation and destruction of a nation an...
by Kannan
23 May 2015 22:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555373

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I think what turned me off to Air India the most was that they really treated Indians like crap and waited hand and foot on the Westerners, at least when I last flew them a decade ago. I can get used to tourists/visitors getting better treatment, but come on, I don't want to give you a four figure a...
by Kannan
23 May 2015 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Why civil airliners crash less often than fighter aircraft
Replies: 50
Views: 2525

Re: Why civil airliners crash less often than fighter aircra

I do not know much - but aren't fighter aircrafts designed to be unstable? A very rough analogy - Positive stability - civilian 'normal'/'utility' category - a bowl sitting on a table. If I push the stick to the right, the wing dips. If I let go of the stick, the plane starts to return to straight ...
by Kannan
23 May 2015 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Why civil airliners crash less often than fighter aircraft
Replies: 50
Views: 2525

Re: Why civil airliners crash less often than fighter aircra

military aviation explores parts of the envelope civil aviation doesn't reach, Most crashes occur during takeoff. A few during landings (OK, ALL occur during landings, sorry! :( ) Yes, it was a typo, but a 747 is higher wing loading than a F-15 as well. On a typical takeoff I engage autopilot at ar...
by Kannan
21 May 2015 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Why civil airliners crash less often than fighter aircraft
Replies: 50
Views: 2525

Re: Why civil airliners crash less often than fighter aircra

To quote Alistair MacLean: A DC-9 without engines has the gliding characteristics of a block of concrete Military planes have higher risk for several reasons. a. Fighter planes (of most interest here) are jet planes, designed for high "wing loading" (W/S, weight divided by wing planform a...
by Kannan
18 Dec 2014 08:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555373

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I hope the govt does not extend the credit again after that time period, it will be KF all over again. I am worried about this becoming a pattern - people get into aviation without any long term commitment, and then play the drama of 'no money' with the govt trying to help (the owners won't put in ...
by Kannan
09 Aug 2014 02:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2940
Views: 120681

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

1. Macaulite Coolies education teaches us to solve problems - she or he with best mental gymnastics wins! 2. Leadership is all about posing problems - the best ones also know how to solve it! This is the key. This is also why the west covets and protects their "knowledge Godfathers" who a...
by Kannan
09 Aug 2014 02:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555373

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

As with all forward/chain e-mails, too many oddities to take seriously. First, Air India pilots have decent command of english - that looks like it was written by a Nigerian prince. Second, you only need 2000' or so of clearance to start dumping fuel, and your local aviation authorities have no choi...
by Kannan
09 Aug 2014 01:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GMO - Entry into India and Consequences
Replies: 202
Views: 18358

Re: GMO - Entry into India and Consequences

why so much hurry in pushing through these GM crops ??? For the companies, profit. For people, efficiency. In the US, Monsanto's chief concern is raising corn yields to keep the beef production high. Elsewhere, they can focus on drought resistant crops and reduce the impact of water shortages (i.e ...
by Kannan
05 Apr 2014 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2597
Views: 351605

Re: Military Flight Safety

tsarkar, if terrain hugging flights are such unreliable means, we should be seeing many cruise missiles crashing into obstructions in terrain, never heard about CFIT of a cruise missile while en-route, given there is route selection during mission planning. Do you really think they announce CFIT of...
by Kannan
13 Mar 2014 09:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 113741

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Going by the hijack scenario due to the flight path taken, there had to be targets, either land or sea earlier there was news of war games in the area, is there an aircraft carrier in the vicinity? possibly it was an unsuccessful strike by sleeper cells and the Malays in cahoot with US have diverte...
by Kannan
13 Mar 2014 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3073
Views: 188448

Re: Positive News from the USA

I think you'd have to be fairly dense to think there is no crime here. On the other hand, I haven't had to bribe police officers to get a death certificate issued for a dead family member, for a ration card, to get an application reviewed etc. That kind of stuff seems reserved for the political icon...
by Kannan
13 Mar 2014 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 113741

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

There is something seriously wrong in the way the Malaysian authorities are responding. They are not explaining why they are searching all over the place. Couple of their officials said "we can share that information with you at this time" for some of the questions asked. Something is ser...
by Kannan
18 Sep 2013 04:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 904907

Re: Small Arms Thread

krishnan wrote:thats all is in a bullet ???


Yep, for a traditional centerfire cartridge. Rimfire would be a little simpler (.22, .17...)

It's becoming more commonplace to save the casing and fill your own powder up so the back casing doesn't get tossed quite often anymore :)
by Kannan
18 Sep 2013 04:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 556308

Re: Internal Security Watch

personal attack, deleted by moderator
by Kannan
19 Aug 2013 19:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 387796

Re: Indian Railways Thread

SwamyG wrote:So what is a good solution

Give the poor drivers a shotgun so they can't be assaulted by stupid people
by Kannan
14 Aug 2013 09:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 582
Views: 39335

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Praying that explosion only looks that bad because of the camera aperture at night, hope the sailors get out alive. :(
by Kannan
09 Jul 2013 07:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555373

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The media is just making everything seem crazy to get the links clicked on. It is not unusual to land the aircraft without ten fancy instruments. You don't need to depend on ILS to land a plane. Typically you'd capture the glideslope from below and begin your descent, but there's no reason not to do...
by Kannan
15 Mar 2013 04:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: AugustaWestland Bribery Cover-Up, Italian Marines Let Go
Replies: 620
Views: 21332

Re: AugustaWestland Bribery Cover-Up, Italian Marines Let Go

Diatribes aside, this is probably the most the Indian government has pretended to give a shit about one of its citizens in ages :rotfl: :(
by Kannan
13 Mar 2013 04:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555373

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/03/09/planes-collide-on-the-ground-at-jfk/ Oops! Yes that HUD , its common these days on most modern Civil passenger and Military transport aircraft. I guess the idea is when you are landing or taking off all the critical data is presented on the HUD so that you dont...
by Kannan
23 Jan 2013 10:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555373

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

over the years in every industry the regulators and regulated have had an increasingly incestous relationship this maybe the result of that - Very likely. They've gone from being the police for the aviation sector to trying to be the therapist. Can't help that the funding is tight - good thing the ...
by Kannan
23 Jan 2013 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: French military action in Mali
Replies: 171
Views: 5890

Re: French military action in Mali

neshant - west african oil is managed by the global oil cartel, like oil everywhere else. france being physically present is not going to make any difference. they are already present next door with a large base in ndjamena, and they have a lot of other facilities in the region. what has really cha...
by Kannan
20 Nov 2012 10:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 904907

Re: Small Arms Thread

Quoting one chaiwallah, he made a bet with OFB reps that if he could pick 10 guns at random out of a batch of brand new guns fresh from OFB factory and fire one mag from each, that at least 3 of them would have loading issues or jam midway through the first mag. Not one rep would take him up on tha...
by Kannan
20 Nov 2012 10:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555373

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Question: Is the pilot mandatoryly required to leave the aircraft (that is on the ground) when her duty hours are over? Let me explain on the background of the TRV incident. The plane is on ground at 6:00am. Pilot's duty hours run out at 8:30. Is the pilot required to leave the cockpit of the aircr...
by Kannan
31 Oct 2012 04:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555373

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Wow ! $17-22 K is well below even a poorly paid post-doc in the sciences, almost bordering on graduate student salary for a 20hr/week Research Assistant these days. Why would anyone want to do such a stressful job for such a low pay in the US. Funny you mention academia - some people graduate with ...

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