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by bhavin
22 Jan 2016 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 379698

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

A Sharma wrote:Image

That looks like a Trijicon ACOG sight on the soldier facing the camera. Avg. price in US is about $1,400+
by bhavin
13 Jan 2013 03:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Attached are my efforts at creating bokeh using 18-135mm STM with Canon T4i ! Comments welcome on how to improve it. I have not edited the photos - straight from camera. I have tried to contrast the blue sky with fall colors. Fullsize photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/29504370@N04/ http://farm9...
by bhavin
25 Sep 2012 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3513
Views: 577124

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Singha wrote::rotfl: holi hai holi

btw that japan boat packs a pretty impressive looking ciws type gun on the foredeck.


the above pictures give new meaning to "pissing contest" :rotfl:
by bhavin
29 Jun 2012 20:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 235146

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/newsrf.php?newsid=19213 ⋅ After the test, media reports said that advanced hypersonic missile would be able to bomb anywhere in the world within an hour. ⋅ The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 km .. yup! if we can launch it from 290 km away f...
by bhavin
21 Jun 2012 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2960
Views: 236125

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

.... If so, then how do we justify operation polo or the liberation of Goa? Anyways, I do not think this type of a denial is working. It only showcases our moral bankruptcy, while we do not need to be on back foot. The problem is not in Pakistan's position, it is what we choose to make our case on....
by bhavin
14 Feb 2012 00:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 298389

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

koti wrote:Nope.
He means 126 for India + Those for UAE + Brasil + Swiss


I think Surya meant 180 degrees... A 360 degree turning in fortune would land Dassault right where it was before.
by bhavin
09 Dec 2011 22:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 431
Views: 24381

Re: India-China News and Discussion

IMHO i feel Rajesh Ji is not off the mark when he mentioned 'debt'. This is what he said: It sets up a pressure point and then it forces you to negotiate with them and to enter into some compromise or you feel grateful and obliged. In the You tube link above this is exactly NaMo's reaction: Main Aa...
by bhavin
18 Nov 2011 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 431
Views: 24381

Re: India-China News and Discussion

US naval move in Australia may help India take on China The US move can also mean massive savings in investments being made by the Indian defence agencies on the India-China border, Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, research officer at the Institute of Conflict Studies in New Delhi, said. "This is God sent....
by bhavin
16 Sep 2011 01:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Rural Development in India
Replies: 393
Views: 47923

Re: Rural Development in India

Weddings in India are full of gluttony. With 50 different type of pakoras (bhajia) and 20 different type of chicken not to speak of rest. Law to restrict such mindless lavishness is a must. With due respect SBajwaji - I think this kind of thinking is similar to reports that I used to read about Amb...
by bhavin
20 Aug 2011 02:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1585941

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Vishal Jolapara wrote: ..... Full-on patra thokine maa-bhen kari che fuselage ni[/i] :shock:


It's been a while since I heard that phrase... :rotfl: nice one Vishal... might want to add ek before kari... maa-ben ek kari che.... looks full jugaadu....
by bhavin
17 Jul 2011 11:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 416837

Re: Indian Interests

..... IMO - communal riots are a thing of the past...An aspirational India has no time for such rubbish, and politicians hav seen diminishing returns for conducting them over time...For no reason have we not seen a major riot in the last 10 years - the same period when India has seen its most spect...
by bhavin
16 Jun 2011 05:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 3942
Views: 430060

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Krittika episode: Internal emails reveal US insensitive; India soft-pedalled case I think we need to keep an eye on this case. If the Headlines Today article is accurate, then after a read I'm really wondering whether this was typically a case of police highhandedness or was the US sending out a si...
by bhavin
14 Jun 2011 22:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 564874

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Rakesh wrote:Indrajit: The link does not work.

Copy and paste the link instead of clicking on it. That worked for me.
by bhavin
10 Jun 2011 04:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 290757

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

I am posting this for only one reason: Defending Somnath ji and his POV. ( Though i am sure he does not require this defense) First: After 10 pages of discussion the most pertinent question that was put forward was by Somnath ji. What is that 'this' that they demand?. The ridicule on this board to ...
by bhavin
29 Dec 2010 22:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 551578

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

China Squeezes Foreigners for Share of Global Riches From WSJ. Interesting news about the new approach the MNC's are taking with Chinese companies copying their stuff and using lower cost base to compete internationally. Article below - I am not sure if this is subscriber content or not. Admins ple...
by bhavin
16 Nov 2010 21:08
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 366212

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

Shyam, Your analysis presupposes that a Wal Mart type of foreign entity would have absolute monopoly control over retail. If there are four/five retail companies, with most of them Indian, serving a particular region/city, how can one manipulate the consumer in such a way? And even if they do, how ...
by bhavin
24 Sep 2010 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2452
Views: 351965

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

......... then the second occupants who came to Mumbai were these Zoroastrian's (parasi's in popular term) expelled from Iran...whom the king of Gujarat gave pass to Mumbai...as they were not allowed to live in Gujarat...and they settled in Mumbai... [... Manum - Just to point out that Parsis did i...
by bhavin
06 Aug 2010 20:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 786837

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

I would agree with Austin if it was an Indian company but for outside companies why should we be playing nice when our companies get treated shabbily in other countries. Also for a foreign company, case of Dow Chemicals and Bhopal comes to mind - it did not quite turn out beneficial for India and it...
by bhavin
02 Nov 2009 11:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1158
Views: 192286

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Background Learning with the Times: What is the telecom scam? ------ What is the basis for this claim? In January 2008, licences were given on a first-come-first-served basis to operators at a price of Rs 1,651 crore per licence. These licences came with the spectrum needed to run operations. The p...
by bhavin
02 Oct 2009 22:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 703
Views: 139932

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems



I don't know if this is something terribly different - but I have done non-destructive testing way back in 1998 and from the description in the article, it looks like roughly the same principle.. I wonder what new things they have done in that field...
by bhavin
23 Jul 2009 08:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 245015

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

OT - Brihaspatiji - I have left a message for you in the Urban and Public Policy thread in Tech & Eco Forum - Sorry for the OT post !
by bhavin
19 Jul 2009 06:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 503
Views: 74070

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

Dont know whether this is the appropriate thread : I had some enthusiastic responses to one of my blog pages from RTI's skilled as architects or urban planners on promoting self-sustaining eco-cities in India. Are there BRFites interested in this or do we have/or can form a subgroup to pursue this?...
by bhavin
09 Jul 2009 20:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: What is strategic bombing?
Replies: 149
Views: 19905

Re: What is strategic bombing?

I chose Industries and Infrastructure !! The platform does not matter, but once in war, we need to finish out the industries and infrastructure such that it could take the enemy decade(s) to rebuild them..
by bhavin
30 Jun 2009 10:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 57011

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

If what DDM-TOI says is true, then is a bloody rip-off < snip > There 114 cr commons in India, and if ID system is costing Rs 135,000 cr, then this means over Rs 1100 per common. Even with retina scan and finger prints, the National-ID system cant cost this much. With blood group having details of ...
by bhavin
30 Jun 2009 03:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army Discussion
Replies: 480
Views: 28461

Re: Indian Army Discussion

Its not that Indian army keeps quiet, I was seeing a programme of Saira Khan of The Apprentice fame visiting her village in POK. And on her way to her village she came across live fire and a whole village was shelled by Indian artillery. There was eye witness accounts of village being bombed to gro...
by bhavin
03 Jun 2009 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1956
Views: 247741

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

!! snip !! Keshav bhai, the point I think being made here is to have some balance between using some common sense and bit manners while at large. Its not MUST but its better to be aware of such things then face some kind of hostility later in phoren. Lets accept it that some desis have habit of too...
by bhavin
03 Jun 2009 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1956
Views: 247741

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Bhailog - Reading all the tips and comments given by the Cops as well as other well meaning Aussie citizens, I cannot help but recall the righteous outrage that was poured out, a year or two ago, by the media and people, in Aus land, over the comments of a Aussie muslim cleric saying that "inde...
by bhavin
03 Jun 2009 01:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 25206

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Xpost from PRC Economy: X-posting from the military (armored vehicles) thread: Won't this help China upgrade its heavy military transports technology? :eek: GM deals Hummer to Chinese buyer Kakkaji, It is mentioned in the article that military humvees are made by A M General and is a completely diff...
by bhavin
03 Jun 2009 01:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 551578

Re: PRC Economy News and Discussions-II

X-posting from the military (armored vehicles) thread: Won't this help China upgrade its heavy military transports technology? :eek: GM deals Hummer to Chinese buyer Kakkaji, It is mentioned in the article that military humvees are made by A M General and is a completely different company. GM has j...
by bhavin
28 May 2009 21:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 551578

Re: PRC Economy News and Discussions-II

Rundstedt - a simple request - Can you please put some commentary or information on pictures that you post ... That way we can understand what you are trying to convey... Just pasting pictures means nothing without proper context.
by bhavin
17 Apr 2009 19:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Quick Clot Kits For Jawans - 1st Round Donations Delivered!!
Replies: 347
Views: 52883

Re: Buying Quick Clot Kits For Our Jawans - A Humble Proposal

Kobe,

Thanks for your reply. I have sent the money
by bhavin
17 Apr 2009 10:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Quick Clot Kits For Jawans - 1st Round Donations Delivered!!
Replies: 347
Views: 52883

Re: Buying Quick Clot Kits For Our Jawans - A Humble Proposal

Kobe, I have sent you an email... Saw that some people had done paypal and was wondering if that was a possible route then, I can send the money asap rather than through snailmail check... Do let me know.
by bhavin
12 Mar 2009 05:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3797
Views: 307422

Re: Indian Education System-2

Interesting coincidence - Just submitted my Booth app today... Also waiting for Wharton final decision.. The wait is agonizing..
by bhavin
17 Feb 2009 21:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 551578

Re: PRC Economy News and Discussions-II

...... well, what your pictures shows is how people fight their way into railway station/buses during the week-long vacation of Chinese new Year. Here is my opinions: 1. Chinese communication&transportation system is not perfect and need provement indeed. As your pictures shows, it is very hard...
by bhavin
17 Feb 2009 02:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 551578

Re: PRC Economy News and Discussions-II

Zengarl, that is a very nice video - proves that the quality of the indian train is sooperior to chinese trains because in china, nobody would dare to do this lest the train or the bridge or the tracks might get destroyed... :rotfl: Meanwhile, In China, the facilities are so superior that the whole ...
by bhavin
10 Feb 2009 03:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 35643

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Rahul M wrote:thanks fellows, I'll try to hunt up the AAD pics from aroor.

added later : looks like I can't find the pic. :-?
anyone ready to help a poor soul ? :)


Rahul, my apologies - I was talking about PAD and not AAD; the same pic that Arun_S has posted here... Sorry for the confusion..
by bhavin
10 Feb 2009 00:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 35643

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

..... Rahul - If I am not mistaken, there was photo of AAD which had some sort of small "window" in it and at that time Arun_S had mentioned the possibility of infra-red or thermal guidance etc... This is purely from memory so I could be wrong... jm2p.. PAD closeup photos of Shiv Aroor cl...
by bhavin
10 Feb 2009 00:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 35643

Indian Missile Technology Discussion

quoting from nitesh's post above. ....... interesting, this is a previously unknown revelation AFAIK. AAD was told to be carrying a RF seeker only. Rahul - If I am not mistaken, there was photo of AAD which had some sort of small "window" in it and at that time Arun_S had mentioned the po...
by bhavin
01 Feb 2009 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Questioning the Army's Methodologies
Replies: 317
Views: 27262

Re: Questioning the Army's Methodologies

A point for MohanG & Somnath - There have been many reports in the newspapers in US in last 4-5 years that suggest that the army had and continues to have lowered standards for recruitment... So maybe the data before the war on terror started might be a better measure than 2006-2007 data... I wo...
by bhavin
31 Jan 2009 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 821064

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

Periodically, we keep on going through these cycles !! If only JCage was here, it would have been fun :) But seriously, what are people trying to say ?? - Remove DRDO because it is not producing 100% result or Army wants this, hence give it to them or get out or what??? In my few years here at the f...

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