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by ShauryaT
16 Oct 2017 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 270
Views: 21987

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

x-post: I guess something like this will fall under a "space command" or is it the exclusive domain of the IAF? Space: Future Pivot of Strategic Stability? ‘Overall, strategic stability is a complex multi-political and multidisciplinary problem that requires the constant attention of polit...
by ShauryaT
16 Oct 2017 03:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4278
Views: 178617

Re: Deterrence

I guess something like this will fall under a "space command" or is it the exclusive domain of the IAF? Space: Future Pivot of Strategic Stability? ‘Overall, strategic stability is a complex multi-political and multidisciplinary problem that requires the constant attention of political and...
by ShauryaT
13 Oct 2017 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 551
Views: 56541

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Fact is, every nation looks out for its own interests - and those of India, US & Japan converge on China. Some folks may see any form cooperation with the great Satan as lackeyism but at no point has India compromised its core strategic interests (which BTW are different from Russia's). You are...
by ShauryaT
13 Oct 2017 22:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4273
Views: 351495

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Let him/her state that clearly and to your point above it is obvious that previous govt. corruption, inefficiency over generations led to current situation of tax avoidance. However the said person cited that tax avoidance is actually a fair distribution of money is to me just a plain bellicose rhe...
by ShauryaT
13 Oct 2017 17:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4273
Views: 351495

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

disha wrote:
Of course "Kitna Gaya!?". How much did you lose?
No, what he is saying is govt corruption, inefficiency and lack of public trust are the major causes of tax avoidance. But, you just made a personal attack on him.
by ShauryaT
10 Oct 2017 17:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4273
Views: 351495

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^Blaming the people is a cop out. The Indian small business is the back bone of the country and this party in power. The problem is not the small business, it is the historical memory of the system. No small business person is going to trust the government as a pre-condition, unless systemic changes...
by ShauryaT
10 Oct 2017 04:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4273
Views: 351495

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

What are the chances of a devaluation of INR by about 10%, it has already slipped a few %
by ShauryaT
10 Oct 2017 01:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4273
Views: 351495

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Some real world examples. Fiscal test: As India's smaller firms struggle, PM Narendra Modi faces stimulus dilemma NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: India's festive season should be a time of celebration for textiles businessman Habib Ansari, who usually spends October counting a boom in profits from supplying retai...
by ShauryaT
09 Oct 2017 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 752
Views: 108916

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^Also useful for CAS?
by ShauryaT
09 Oct 2017 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 24
Views: 1268

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Defense Equipment Procurement Process

The link provides a comparative prospective of the procurement process between India and major countries.

PS: For some reason I cannot copy from the site.
by ShauryaT
08 Oct 2017 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 24
Views: 1268

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

My charge is the supposed delays in bureaucratic processes is deliberate and at the instance of the MoF. Furthermore, this is not something unique to just the MoD. A few 1000 crores over spent in one ministry (say MNREGA or MUDRA), less than forecasted collection on revenue and there are raids acros...
by ShauryaT
08 Oct 2017 05:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 24
Views: 1268

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Nam: Please search for reports on what is there in LTIPP, you will not get it directly. It is a classified document. It is a 15 year acquisition plan, split into three five year plans. They are unfunded. The question is not about a sudden need for $1 billion. That amount can be consumed by MoD in sp...
by ShauryaT
07 Oct 2017 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 24
Views: 1268

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

If it does it through MoF or MoD what difference it makes? Nam: It does make a difference to MoD. MoF has to manage the finances of 64 other ministries and MoD is just one of them. A non-lapsing capital budget will ensure that monies if for some reason, not spend in the financial year are not surre...
by ShauryaT
07 Oct 2017 22:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7614
Views: 494557

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Hence, extremely important that banking gets privatized. I have personal knowledge of how loans are sanctioned at the highest levels at public sector banks. Have seen things first hand. Nothing great, anyone with any business interests at any significant levels in India is exposed to these things. A...
by ShauryaT
07 Oct 2017 22:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4273
Views: 351495

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I think this government is living on a different planet. Does anyone have any validations of the supposed job creations from Mudra, except for the government trumpeting unvalidated figures. Just to be clear, an employment is of an entity, even a sole proprietor employing another person with a wage. ...
by ShauryaT
07 Oct 2017 20:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4273
Views: 351495

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

He aptly used the opportunity to question NDA government’s claim of having generated 5.5 crore jobs through the much-publicised MUDRA scheme, when, in fact, 1.5 million jobs had been lost in the first quarter of this year alone. He said the government, on the contrary, had promised 2 crore jobs, an...
by ShauryaT
07 Oct 2017 19:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 24
Views: 1268

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

I had given this link before and strongly recommend reading this. http://www.idsa.in/idsacomments/13th-five-year-defence-plan-2017-22_acowshish_310717 Shauryaji , To ensure that quality of the discussion is maintained I would suggest readers please read the links posted before including the DPP fro...
by ShauryaT
05 Oct 2017 20:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4273
Views: 351495

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

My thoughts are well captured in the article below. Pasting in full as a response to PM Modi's selective articulation, which is fine but failed to address the key issues. Narendra Modi speech: PM’s data is impressive but it’s selective and fails to answer tough questions It was a speech impressive e...
by ShauryaT
05 Oct 2017 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 24
Views: 1268

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Vidur: Some thoughts from your post. There is a dirty little secret for that MoF babu embedded in MoD. See, the MoD is one of the biggest departments of the GoI. Historically averaging about 15% of government spend, give or take a few points. Our budgetary provisions are an estimate only and not act...
by ShauryaT
04 Oct 2017 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2918
Views: 233884

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

tsarkar: What about the fact that higher man power is the primary cause for higher revenue budgets, starving capital budgets? A balance has to be attained somewhere. I am glad that a military man has recommended rationalizing the plains centric strike corps. Is there any doubt that better technology...
by ShauryaT
04 Oct 2017 22:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4273
Views: 351495

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

During six years of the previous government, there were 8 instances when GDP was at or below 5.7 per cent The difference between the "new" CPI numbers and the old series is 2% . So 5.7 % per the new series == 3.7% in the old series. Please ask Mr Modi, in how many instances did the GDP di...
by ShauryaT
04 Oct 2017 17:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 551
Views: 56541

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

On OBOR, US backs India, says it crosses ‘disputed’ territory The Trump administration has thrown its weight behind India’s opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying it passes through a disputed territory... “In a globalised world, there are many belts and many roads, and no...
by ShauryaT
04 Oct 2017 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2938
Views: 116478

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Per Wiki, it says Gyong la was taken in custody in 1989, Pakistani post of Navdeep top was captured in 1999 during Kargil and Pakistani posts west of Chamalik glacier were cleared after thier supply base was destroyed. How far is this true. Gyong la is the lowest of the major passes that crosses th...
by ShauryaT
04 Oct 2017 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 551
Views: 56541

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US senators raise concerns about human rights, business issues with India They asked Kenneth Ian Juster, the US ambassador-designate to India, for his views on these issues at a hearing to process his nomination, and his commitment to pursuing them if confirmed. Juster was on board with them on mos...
by ShauryaT
04 Oct 2017 06:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4273
Views: 351495

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

OK but he is wrong in saying it is money laundering. They are going through all deposited money with a comb. It is money laundering only if taxes are not paid. He can argue about jobs and business losses in informal sector. That is a risk to break the vicious cycle. You are right, when and if taxes...
by ShauryaT
04 Oct 2017 00:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4273
Views: 351495

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

He has gone bonkers. One of the purposes of doing demo was to bring the black economy to white. It is only money laundering if taxes are not paid. And I believe he is not an economist but a journalist. Lost respect. You are incorrect. The man has a Phd in economics and started his career in the wor...
by ShauryaT
04 Oct 2017 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1675
Views: 73562

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

In the heart of the iron beast, INS Vikrant “It was a quantum leap from about 7,000 tonnes to 40,000 tonnes. We are no more deterred by the size of a warship,” says Capt. Padmanabhan, hinting at the larger domestic carrier that’s on the drawing table. I think if we have a marine light water reactor...
by ShauryaT
03 Oct 2017 23:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4273
Views: 351495

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Notes Ban 'Largest Money-Laundering Scheme Ever': Arun Shourie To NDTV If there is one man in India who's advice should be acted upon by ANY government, it is Arun Shourie. May you live many more years and provide fearless critique of those in power and their follies. Do not watch this for dissecti...
by ShauryaT
03 Oct 2017 00:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 551
Views: 56541

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Huge amount of oil will be imported by India from US. After SHALE revolution US is producing enough to supply oil. A good move by India: rather than paying to ME we pay US http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/oil-gas/us-crude-oil-import-to-india-could-boost-bilateral-trade-by-up-to-2...
by ShauryaT
02 Oct 2017 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 551
Views: 56541

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

@Phillip: The US is unlikely to dump its Saudi/Sunni alliance in the near future but what they can do is use India to be a conduit to the Shia heartland and cultivate Iran as another route to Afghanistan/CA. Iran was the original strategic partner, until Kohmenei upset the apple cart. The US has to ...
by ShauryaT
30 Sep 2017 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 551
Views: 56541

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Great powers fight their wars on other peoples soil Small powers defend their own borders +1. Something one would learn from US, Russia and China's contemporary actions. Most in the US or internationally, I have interacted with have not understood GW Bush's Iraq campaign. They never understood its ...
by ShauryaT
29 Sep 2017 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4170
Views: 97510

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

@Vips: You could have probably made that font change larger :)
by ShauryaT
27 Sep 2017 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 551
Views: 56541

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Who benefits most from this... it will be americans, they need to provide something in return and that should be PoK as a starter for 10. The US will never bring in stability to the region. Ever. The Indian Army is the best game around for counter terrorism/insurgency and knows how to stabilize. We...
by ShauryaT
27 Sep 2017 02:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 551
Views: 56541

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^Chabahar - no US dependence. A wink needed from US that they are OK to do this and bribes to Iran that we do not intend to use the facility against Pakistan, unless Pakistan attacks. Also, by deploying most of the forces in Afghanistan in areas with Hazara and Iranian interests. I would not trust t...
by ShauryaT
26 Sep 2017 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 551
Views: 56541

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

For the record: I am in support of Indian troops deployment to Afghanistan. It serves India's interests. Outflanks Pakistan and create road links into CA. Also provides fodder to question the Durand line, strengthen Afghanistan-Pashtun Linkage influenced by Indian colors and provide meaningful assis...
by ShauryaT
26 Sep 2017 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2930
Views: 390408

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The MQ-9B is equipped with a modular payload. The IN is not limited to the USCG's options. How do you come to this conclusion, when the purchase is for the CG version? If not reports would say we are purchasing the MQ-9B and not the Guardian. Range & loiter time are different properties. 11 hou...
by ShauryaT
26 Sep 2017 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2930
Views: 390408

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

VLF communications from a UAV?!! How is that supposed to work? Through a very long antennae? Even if it can, it will limit loiter time severely. Not all solutions have to be TFTA. Just trying to understand this purchase, its capabilities as purchased and limitations thereof, in its design or contra...
by ShauryaT
26 Sep 2017 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2930
Views: 390408

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The MQ-9B has a modular payload - the options selected by the IN will not necessarily be the same as those opted for by the USCG. AFAIK, we are specifically getting the Guardian/CG version and not the Reaper. Possibilities are endless and so are denials. Just stating what is actually going to occur...
by ShauryaT
26 Sep 2017 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2930
Views: 390408

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Please note the Guardian drone is used by the US Coast Guard. Does not have any offensive weapons and neither an ASW capability. Will it have capabilities to communicate with our Russian origin subs? IRNSS support? Will the US supply armed drones only after we sign CISMOA? @Rakesh: The pro import lo...

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