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by prahaar
24 Aug 2019 15:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali
Replies: 37
Views: 2261

Re: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali

Om shanti! Shraddhanjali to Shri Arun Jaitleyji. His contribution to the country shall always be remembered.
by prahaar
12 Aug 2019 16:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226825

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I have apprehensions that situation could get a lot more tricky than most jingo crowd, including myself, is willing to consider. Armed insurgencies are easy to discredit and quail, political movements are whole lot of a different ball game. If two main political parties of Kashmir with ground level...
by prahaar
04 Jul 2019 11:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1041
Views: 146125

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Desi GPS on cellphones? Isro in talks with 2 big chipmakers What's the current status of 5G trials? We shouldn't allow 5G handsets unless they come with NAVIC chips. Why tie it to 5G? NAVIC capability could be mandated in consultation with leading OEMs and chipset manufacturers, but independently o...
by prahaar
03 Jun 2019 14:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 588
Views: 56766

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

The irony is that all icons (other than terrorist Periyar) are all Tambrams or Not ethic Tamilians.


What sort of ethnic Tamilians are you referring to and Tamil Brahmins not being Tamilians? There is no evidence to substantiate such a claim.
by prahaar
14 May 2019 15:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522391

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I just remembered that the WAP-1 and WAP-4 are Indian designed electric locos, though with imported power electricals (Hitachi traction motors in the latter, as far as I recall). WAG9-HH by CLW is a step in the right direction. Upgrading a 6000hp freight locomotive to 9000hp. The standard WAG9 cost...
by prahaar
07 Mar 2019 14:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 753094

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Should we not consider the possibility that the structure which was attacked was not a usual brick and mortar construction? A hardened reinforced place for the JEM faculty graduates and alumni could feel safe.
by prahaar
31 Jan 2019 16:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5555
Views: 486718

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Thanks for providing new views on the topic without any new evidence.
by prahaar
31 Jan 2019 15:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5555
Views: 486718

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Austin wrote:Reason even today IA is in debt ...the freebie culture

Despite losses, Air India milked by its own chiefs

https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/st ... 2014-06-06


This is 2014 news, why now?
by prahaar
19 Nov 2018 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2416
Views: 192888

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Are you suggesting that these things are happening in Sabarimala due to UP police officers? Did the person who was thrown from the clip also UP officer? I am in full favor of calling out all those (press, police (IPS, state police), IAS, etc.) who have made this horrible torture of Ayyappa swamys in...
by prahaar
19 Nov 2018 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2416
Views: 192888

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The above claim is such a lame excuse. The CM of the state is from Kerala, the Home Minister as well, so are the people who put him in power (electoral mandate as per the constitution). Now putting blame on a servant of the government of Kerala (who in this case may be from UP) is in extreme bad tas...
by prahaar
09 Nov 2018 14:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3090
Views: 345099

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Look at the rise in "legal intervention" gun deaths. Given that the total is like 31K per year, you expect to hear of nearly 600 (SIX HUNDRED) every week!!! We are clearly not even hearing of the vast majority, just a few here and there. So there's the answer. 12 ppl getting murdered in a...
by prahaar
06 Jul 2018 03:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579907

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

J&K solution may not be only military, but it needs military at least for the time being. Republic of India has the staying power and it should persistently dominate the terrorists in the few districts they operate substantially. Probably the people who follow/act in the course of events may get...
by prahaar
13 Jun 2018 17:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522391

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Recently took Trivandrum Rajdhani 1A coach, while booking it was second last seat for me. After boarding the train, the person in my box of 4 berths said he got a confirmation from WL only yesterday but on the other hand, the coach had ONLY 4 passengers (including a couple returning from honey moon)...
by prahaar
21 Feb 2018 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579907

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Excerpt from Lt-Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd) article: "The public perception over the FIR against Major Aditya has been mostly emotive. An FIR is the best action to be taken. But the Centre needs to review AFSPA for better soldier protection." http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/logic-...
by prahaar
08 Dec 2017 15:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1553
Views: 235323

Re: India's Power Sector

Defining SLAs and their enforcement is a power industry norm. I am glad this is being done. This will result in some increase in tariffs, but reduction in power loss with improved technical solution and reduced theft should compensate some of this.
by prahaar
28 Nov 2017 13:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1948
Views: 210613

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

+101, Australian (and Japanese) vote during ICJ elections is a clear indicator of their priorities. Australia is NATO's aircraft carrier in Asia, they will shoot at the target(s) designated by ANZUS neta.
by prahaar
14 Nov 2017 14:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 717
Views: 108426

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Any information about GST APIs for real time monitoring of tax filings? This can be a great tool to obtain interesting information by mining the filings based on different categories of tax returns. Tax filings should be made public, so that it is possible to know each GST entity's income. Limiting ...
by prahaar
13 Nov 2017 14:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 283847

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

TSarkarji, you are putting the Dhruv failure on DRDO? Last I checked it was HAL developed and manufactured the helicopter.
by prahaar
13 Nov 2017 14:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4400
Views: 470701

Re: Internal Security Watch

Record number of Maoist commanders killed in 2017. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-5073391/amp/Operation-Prahar-II-forces-Maoists-run-cover.html The arrested/surrendered are phenomenally higher after RNS became HM. Only 2017, there is 2X increase in the number of killed. Appa...
by prahaar
07 Nov 2017 12:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 568649

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

No disagreements with whatever you have written above. I am referring the need for increased checks in the use or application of AADHAR (more technical, easier to solve with the current GOI dispensation achievements). You are referring to the need for increased robustness in the allocation of AADHAR...
by prahaar
07 Nov 2017 00:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 568649

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The problem with Aadhar currently is that there are not sufficient cross linkages to verify if an AADHAR number is in the system is valid. According to me, since Aadhar is used as a key to connect different DBs, it is prudent to have Aadhar validity checked at key places. A need for manual request f...
by prahaar
06 Nov 2017 14:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 568649

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/banks-give-wrong-uid-numbers-of-20-lakh-loan-waiver-beneficiaries/articleshow/61499298.cms (Banks give wrong UID numbers of 20 lakh loan waiver beneficiaries) Not sure if this was discussed before. But the impact on funds leakage ...
by prahaar
04 Nov 2017 00:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522391

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Dipankerji, do you think a new bran service will operate at full rate in first phase of operation? A new airport capable of operating X flights per hour does not usually start with that rate of operation. The 100 trips per day was the estimate in the report, 35 was quoted somewhere, none of these me...
by prahaar
03 Nov 2017 18:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522391

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The above article is extrapolating 0.1% Yen loan, and projected our economy's disastrous run to continue for 50 more years. Furthermore, it has not bothered to compare the interest rate India has paid for other loans (in past as well as present). The author has not bothered to share any information ...
by prahaar
31 Oct 2017 13:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1114887

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Pakistan and NK are China's LET and Taliban.
by prahaar
19 Oct 2017 13:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 283847

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Manish_P wrote:Here is the link to the image

Would appreciate if someone can post the image inline within a post


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by prahaar
18 Oct 2017 23:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 283847

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

T-90 23.5
M1 24-27
Leclerc 27.5
Leopard 24
Arjun 24->20 (Mk1->Mk2)

Mk2 weight will kill the tank program :-(. All numbers from Wikipedia.
by prahaar
13 Oct 2017 23:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522391

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

It really does not matter in the long term because......... 1) we will all be dead anyway. 2) Traction will move towards electric anyway, not just India but worldwide. This is a no brainer. 3) Forcing the pace towards electric traction without any viable plan to utilize/repurpose/retire diesel asse...
by prahaar
13 Oct 2017 14:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522391

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The consolidation of traction was not done by Piyush Goyal, the senior railway official is factually incorrect about that. We remember the discussion in the past pages where the plan of eventual all electric traction was visible (during Suresh Prabhu tenure). https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi...
by prahaar
10 Oct 2017 03:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 568649

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Both the above examples in the ET article seem to be from Bhiwandi. Is there any data point from Suratvasi? There may be a high correlation or may be not. Bhiwandi textile industry sections are quite notorious for exploitation and poor conditions. I recalled the following article during India Shinin...
by prahaar
03 Oct 2017 12:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522391

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Thanks Surajji for the link to 2015-2016 budget. Does the HSR in the above refer to speeding up using Gatimaan/etc. or is it related to Bullet Train? I guess it is the former. I think bullet train is a subset of the 65000 crores? Added later: Found the information. BT is not allotted any specific bu...
by prahaar
02 Oct 2017 17:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 568649

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Interview with Hasmukh Adia on GST. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/gst-puts-a-premium-on-honesty-will-take-steps-to-address-concerns-of-smes-revenue-secy/articleshow/60903871.cms The E-way bill if and when implemented will be quite radical step. That would mean the a mer...
by prahaar
25 Sep 2017 19:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 568649

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

One technical comment about absence of minimum wage in some of the above countries. Agreed that the nine countries with relatively low unemployment do not have minimum wage. The unsaid part of the article is the massive unionization. Even those working in small companies are part of industry specifi...
by prahaar
22 Sep 2017 23:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522391

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Zyndaji, what you say is absolutely true. Sudden change of decision for diesel to electric indicates scope for improvement in planning. On the other hand, the change could also be a result of the climate change commitments which occurred in April Paris accord 2016.
by prahaar
20 Sep 2017 16:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 66782

Re: The Rohingya Menace

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by prahaar
20 Sep 2017 13:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 66782

Re: The Rohingya Menace

The common quip of the pro-Rohingyas group is that in Europe, it is the Europeans who have carried out terrorist attacks, not refugees from outside. They are all horribly wrong. It may well be that the terrorists were locally born and raised and held the citizenship of these countries. But, they we...
by prahaar
05 Sep 2017 13:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1114887

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

these 'Little Princes', as you call them are unknown, unsung and will not be missed conscripts. Plenty more where they came from. When stalin took staggering casualties in WWII, did anyone comment on it, least of all in Russia?? The soviets, perhaps, had the highest level of battle casualties, not ...
by prahaar
30 Aug 2017 18:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1020
Views: 89252

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

^^ Pawar clan is notorious for going after the enemies. Recently heard of someone in Ahmednagar who crossed Ajitdada and landed up in jail via some old karmas. Furthermore, it is impossible for SP to not detect or be unawares about all the people moving around in their backyard (Nashik Deolali Weste...
by prahaar
28 Aug 2017 17:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3505
Views: 522391

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Is Phadnavis a good administrator or some p-sec too big for his boots? Whats the view from Mumbai? Maharashtra? OT but he's congie lite. Maharashtra hasn't paid RTE dues to hindu schools for nearly 4 years now. Temples funds are being looted by politicos in their boards. Response in politics thread.

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