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by Rahul M
18 Jun 2018 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4381
Views: 507750

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

pinaka was reportedly fired during kargil in 'real life' trials (my terminology, not IA's). I don't think it was a confusion with BM-21 as both were mentioned in the same report. it was reportedly succesful but I do not remember any videos or photos of it. I remember this clearly since I was looking...
by Rahul M
18 Jun 2018 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 701725

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

the open source "estimates" are all kite flying ventures to cajole GOI into disclosing their numbers. GOI hasn't done so one way or another, unlikely it is going to anytime soon. taking these estimates (wild guesses) at face value is not advisable.
by Rahul M
17 Jun 2018 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1491
Views: 289929

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

you did not understand what he wrote (possibly because of lack of awareness of the Tejas project) and are now making a rude post based on that lack of understanding. please desist.
by Rahul M
15 Jun 2018 06:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1433
Views: 182594

Re: India's Power Sector

the solution to scarcity is not providing an expensive service as a freebie; thievery is certainly not a solution. kerosene is also an expensive commodity for the poor, but we do not encourage loot or theft from the PDS shops do we ? the solution is to ask consumers to pay for electricity at a rate ...
by Rahul M
14 Jun 2018 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2041
Views: 312792

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

rising kashmir is pro-pak newspaper AFAIK.
by Rahul M
13 Jun 2018 01:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1433
Views: 182594

Re: India's Power Sector

Theft is not because it can not be tracked but because of corruption. Even with smart meters people with meters will pay and people who steal do not. mostly because it can't be tracked, except manually by an employee physically going to a location to check. it would be very difficult to find out wh...
by Rahul M
12 Jun 2018 23:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1433
Views: 182594

Re: India's Power Sector

All electricity meters to be smart prepaid in 3 years. Power Minister R K Singh today said all electricity meters in the country will be smart prepaid meters in the next three years. "In the next 3 years, metering will go smart and gone will be the days of bills reaching your house. So need of...
by Rahul M
12 Jun 2018 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 123739

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

let's forget the f414EPE, the engine we can be relatively sure of getting is the f414 (58/98). what is the MTOW this can support without making the a/c a flying pig ? can we have an estimate of that ? the Mk1 is MTOW:13.5t, powered by F404(54/90) if Mk2 becomes something like the M2000, MTOW:17t, po...
by Rahul M
12 Jun 2018 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 123739

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

>> LCA Mk2 which has been renamed as medium weight fighter (MWF)

(trying to digest this while worrying about engine power but tentatively dancing inside)
by Rahul M
11 Jun 2018 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3773
Views: 260761

Re: Internal Security Watch

the article says they were in a scorpio ?? there was similar case in kolkata way back in 90's. there was strong fear mongering culture that children were being kidnapped to be used as jockeys for camel races in arab countries. the maruti omni van was supposed to be the vehicle of choice. 2 UN repres...
by Rahul M
11 Jun 2018 21:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3773
Views: 260761

Re: Internal Security Watch

rudradev, done.

while I welcome you to express your views on this, this thread is not the correct place for it.
by Rahul M
11 Jun 2018 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3217
Views: 294322

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

The F mag has an article about the IA's future plans for its armoured corps.It is emulating the Ru family of Armata AVs, with a 50t MBT, with a remote turret. ICVs and a new fire support AV like the new Ru Terminator .This AV is in between an MBT and an ICV giving fire support to the MBTs which in ...
by Rahul M
09 Jun 2018 18:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1562
Views: 224244

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

G7 is a club of richest 'advanced' economies, i.e those with high per capita income. even PRC does not make the cut.
by Rahul M
09 Jun 2018 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3773
Views: 260761

Re: Internal Security Watch

stick to internal security people, free wheeling discussion on socio-religious factors, while interesting is not for this thread.
- Rahul
by Rahul M
06 Jun 2018 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 20233

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

manu pubby has gifted a nuke sub to the JMSDF.
by Rahul M
06 Jun 2018 07:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 684
Views: 83726

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

just talked to someone who has ~35 years of experience as a commercial tax collector, retiring at a senior level. He is very happy with GST because he feels that finally, the corruption by taxmen will come down since the automation has reduced much of the opportunity for bribes. Also, manpower requi...
by Rahul M
26 Apr 2018 18:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2375
Views: 265855

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

for pax laloo introduced monstrosities like side middle berth in 3 tiers (A/C & non-A/C) which were a crime against humanity. services went to hell & there was MASSIVE corruption, introducing incompetent thieves as salaried rail employees. it was this govt that finally got online exams going...
by Rahul M
01 Apr 2018 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1491
Views: 289929

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

Abhibhushan Sir, first of all congratulations on your anniversary.

But that post was too little to whet our appetites, especially knowing that you have a way with words. Please consider doing a write-up on how you see Tejas has progressed over the years.
by Rahul M
17 Mar 2018 10:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1562
Views: 224244

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

these tables need to be simplified for mango abdul to understand.
by Rahul M
13 Mar 2018 08:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 501
Views: 43948

Re: Know Your India

Also found in lower himalayas throughout the NE from north Bengal onwards. I remember seeing one at Darjeeling zoo around 1990 that was dancing to the tune of a bollywood song.
by Rahul M
10 Mar 2018 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4381
Views: 507750

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

WTF is a GOI org's official website posting contract values in million USD ??
by Rahul M
03 Mar 2018 21:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1562
Views: 224244

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

as Suraj mentioned, gdp nominal is not a goodmeasure, ppp would give us a better idea.
by Rahul M
02 Mar 2018 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 123739

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

turning out to be an excellent Holi ! :D ^^^ Typical production run at the minimum is 5-years. Manufacturers won’t do anything shorter and will adjust rates/year accordingly. Users would want them ASAP. Government would need to find adequate funds spread over several years. With a substantial order ...
by Rahul M
26 Feb 2018 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1059
Views: 106109

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

what does this mean for the various armed movements in Meghalaya. few years back stan used to make very good posts on NE insurgents. could you give us an update ?
by Rahul M
25 Feb 2018 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 798
Views: 64090

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

https://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/did-canada-s-obstruction-of-meet-between-radical-sikh-groups-and-ram-madhav-in-2016-sour-ties-with-india/story-PWcWbNliRemlhCk6m4sBxJ.html Thanks for sharing this. Goes to show the level of disdain GoI has for Sikhs. Right. yup, GOI goes out of its way for tr...
by Rahul M
25 Feb 2018 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 798
Views: 64090

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Did Canada’s obstruction of meet between radical Sikh groups and Ram Madhav in 2016 sour ties with India? Failed November 2016 talks between radical Sikh groups and BJP leader Ram Madhav may not have been the only trigger. But it was among several incidents, key interlocutors involved in negotiatio...
by Rahul M
25 Feb 2018 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 798
Views: 64090

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Regarding the Trudeau visit fiasco: ..... + Trudeau was given the cold shoulder and snub because of his closeness and fluency with the Sikhs. The GOI institutions would not let that pass. Modi probably shares his disdain for the Sikhs. + This episode brings to light just how deeply the Government o...
by Rahul M
18 Feb 2018 16:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3117
Views: 257392

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

these type of ads are deliberately published at the 11th hour so that only those pre-informed via chachas & mamas can take part.
by Rahul M
03 Feb 2018 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4716
Views: 714791

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

they did a great job. folks in interesting quarters have sat up and taken notice.
by Rahul M
02 Feb 2018 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4716
Views: 714791

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Not the first time Im hearing about Indian sub communication being hacked @GreatGameIndia Follow Follow @GreatGameIndia More Did you know during #KargilWar with #Pakistan the #TopSecret double-encrypted Indian Naval codes were #hacked that caused the operation to fail. Did you know codes were hacke...
by Rahul M
31 Jan 2018 18:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1562
Views: 224244

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Arjun, stop discussing China here. there's a PRC economy thread. please take your thread of discussion there. there won't be another reminder.
- Rahul.
by Rahul M
23 Jan 2018 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3029
Views: 363153

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I keep saying they need to implement my patented "Peace Park" initiative around the LoC. hope someone's listening.
by Rahul M
13 Jan 2018 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 701725

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

please do. how about a proper article for BR ?
by Rahul M
01 Jan 2018 20:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1562
Views: 224244

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

So what can the GoI do to even out the playing field ? Changing labour laws state by state, is too uneven and too slow. Even if it works would take a long time. For one thing, the ruling party may be cast away in the next elections and the incoming govt might reverse the laws. No co' is going to ta...
by Rahul M
31 Dec 2017 01:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1562
Views: 224244

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

that's what the EPFO does.
by Rahul M
30 Dec 2017 23:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1562
Views: 224244

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Very good analysis and excellent diagnosis of the problem but I'm not sure the solution will work. It requires too much monitoring , measurement and enforcement by govt. A recepie for corruption and failure got to disagree, employee count via EPF is something the govt does anyway. with aadhar linki...
by Rahul M
30 Dec 2017 13:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1562
Views: 224244

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I agree, but white collar jobs are a smaller fraction of the job market. some of that problem would be taken care of by the skills India initiative, but I agree improving teaching standards via CSRR can be one innovation. however would MNC's release their most capable people for this or their least ...
by Rahul M
30 Dec 2017 12:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 215759

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

^Hafiz Suar for P(rime) M(onster) of Bakistan! It will be great to see international terrorist addressing the UN as representative of Bakistan! Only a terrorist can represent a nation of terrorists. if he becomes PM of pak expect pakis and the paki pasand in India, US, UK etc to do an equal equal w...

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