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by Supratik
25 Jan 2020 17:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 460597

Re: Deterrence

And Agni 4 weight is I believe 17 tonnes.
by Supratik
25 Jan 2020 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 460597

Re: Deterrence

In any case coming back to the original argument the long range Indian missiles have a range and the lower range is stated e.g. there is no official report that Agni 5 is anything but 5000 kms missile but Chinese sources have stated that it is 5000-8000 kms range.
by Supratik
25 Jan 2020 17:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 460597

Re: Deterrence

This is not the article I am talking about.
by Supratik
25 Jan 2020 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 460597

Re: Deterrence

I am just reporting what is available open source from credible sources. The Hindu/Frontline has the best reportage on govt science/technology in India. Now if you start questioning it then it becomes a problem.
by Supratik
25 Jan 2020 16:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 460597

Re: Deterrence

You are asking for classified information. If you are writing or editing wiki on missiles you should be knowing that the earlier version of A3 was not very efficient. Payload information or vehicle size was not available IIRC.
by Supratik
24 Jan 2020 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018771

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It just means the missile is ready. Same thing happened with K15.
by Supratik
24 Jan 2020 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 460597

Re: Deterrence

I don't have time to find it for you. But from what I recall the article was about Tesse Thomas and one of the things mentioned was how she helped reduce the weight of A3 I believe to 22 tonnes without impacting range or payload. No further details was given or at least I cannot recall. I also remem...
by Supratik
23 Jan 2020 23:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 460597

Re: Deterrence

You should find it in their archives if it is available. It has been a few years.
by Supratik
23 Jan 2020 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3164
Views: 556351

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

He along with Nehru was also one of the initiators of the mistrust and growing distance between India and the US that ultimately led to the US becoming one of the benefactors of Pakistan and India becoming a Soviet ally.
by Supratik
23 Jan 2020 20:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 460597

Re: Deterrence

A3 missile weight was much reduced with new stuff. Read the Hindu/Frontline article on Tesse Thomas. I have to fundamentally disagree on the issue of longer ranged missile. A missile with range greater than 6000 kms or even 8000 kms will have only one target and that is the west. I see no benefit in...
by Supratik
22 Jan 2020 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 460597

Re: Deterrence

Range is 3500-5000 kms. Distance from Vizag to Beijing is about 4000 kms. BOB is going to be the bastion and BOB itself is 1600 km in width. We are not going more than 6000 kms with either ICBMs or SLBMs unless there is an abrupt change in relations with the West.
by Supratik
22 Jan 2020 20:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 460597

Re: Deterrence

Check google. K4 is philosophically the same as the A3 (similar range and payload) and covers all the major Chinese cities when fired from the Bay of Bengal including near the Indian coast. K5 is from where MIRV starts officially and K6 is an ICBM-class SLBM. K4 and K5 are China-specific. K6 is for ...
by Supratik
22 Jan 2020 20:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1158
Views: 191954

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

The govt should fund Indian 5G on a war footing as it has geostrategic consequences.
by Supratik
22 Jan 2020 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018771

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

K4 was never reported to be MIRV AFAIK. If this is MIRV either the payload has been modified or this is a different missile being tested under K4. The status of K4 itself is not clear from open source. Sometimes it has been launched from Arihant sometimes it is under testing. It is a very classified...
by Supratik
22 Jan 2020 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 460597

Re: Deterrence

K4 range is 3500-5000 kms. Indian missiles state the lower end of the range. It is China-specific.
by Supratik
17 Jan 2020 20:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179547

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It is because per capita income is very low around 2000 dollars i.e. not many people with taxable income. As the economy grows the PCI also grows and more people enter the taxable bracket. As disposable income increase more consumption i.e. more indirect taxes. So the proportion of tax to GDP is goi...
by Supratik
17 Jan 2020 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067048

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You have come late to the party. It is much more than 15-20. That is what BSF is aware of. Most border crossings are secret. Local media and Bdeshi media reporting 100s crossing everyday.
by Supratik
16 Jan 2020 23:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179547

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

To elucidate on one of Suraj's points. I think Indian cities look so insufferable because governance is centralized in the hands of the state govt with the city administration being a mere spectator or a municipality doing some cleaning stuff and road tarring or power line fixing work. If we can str...
by Supratik
16 Jan 2020 22:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179547

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Uttam, minor nitpick. Even if we had low interest rates banks wouldn't lend much given the amount of NPAs they had. The other thing we don't appreciate is that the govt is managing to return banks to heath with much less recapitalization. That is one more reason why it took more time. Now with IBSC ...
by Supratik
15 Jan 2020 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067048

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The next trouble for Congress is going to come from MP and it may come from Jyotiraditya Scindia.
by Supratik
15 Jan 2020 22:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179547

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I am not sure why India should be heading towards stagflation. As demand is weak it means supply is greater than demand and there should be no reason for high inflation. It is going to be a recovery. How fast is the question.
by Supratik
15 Jan 2020 22:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179547

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Demo and GST has killed the informal black money economy. This black money was being used to fund consumption. So a slump in demand is to be expected. Now the job of the govt is to ensure that the formal cleaner economy takes up the space and generates demand. How fast will depend on how fast the go...
by Supratik
15 Jan 2020 22:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179547

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I have no problem with simplification of taxation as long as it is rational e.g. they can bunch up all the exemptions into a standard deduction. Like what they do with the 1.5 lakh investment limit. But flat tax rates, doing away with exemptions, etc are stupid ideas which is going to lead to suicid...
by Supratik
15 Jan 2020 00:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179547

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It means new hiring in the IT/ITES sector and therefore expansion is happening or will happen.
by Supratik
14 Jan 2020 23:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179547

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Whoever is advising Nirmala Sitharaman on the IT tax front is doing a bad job and will ruin this govt IMO. Why should people with different income pay the same flat tax rate? Only the tax brackets should change and the exemption limits and taxes on incentives/investments should change. Going for a f...
by Supratik
14 Jan 2020 20:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179547

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

That is only food inflation. Core inflation is less than 4%. You can't fight food inflation with interest rates. Food inflation maybe due to season, middlemen or rising input costs of farmers. If it is the latter remember food inflation is good for farmers but bad for buyers specially in cities wher...
by Supratik
13 Jan 2020 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067048

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Deepika Padukone may have made a stupid move and this may not be her personal opinion as she has appeared in films like BajiRao and Padmavaat. I don't know the antecedents of the film Chhapaak's producer but the director is Meghna Gulzar, daughter of Gulzar who is known for being a leftist. May be t...
by Supratik
11 Jan 2020 23:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 47311

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Should there be an Indian military service? Instead of pulling in people from other services. They would have core competency. Can be recruited similar to IAS, IFS, etc.
by Supratik
08 Jan 2020 23:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179547

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

hope they have made provisions for more palm oil imports from Indonesia to prevent a price rise.
by Supratik
08 Jan 2020 19:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179547

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

150 private trains. Hope they make the rolling stock mandatory make in India.

https://swarajyamag.com/news-brief/expl ... 2-clusters
by Supratik
07 Jan 2020 20:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179547

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Shortfall in govt infrastructure spending can be compensated by getting the private sector more involved.
by Supratik
06 Jan 2020 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067048

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

About 33% of Delhi voters are lower class or slum dwellers. Except for Lutyens Delhi and some middle class areas Delhi is full of slums and ghettos or what they call unauthorized colonies. Outside NCT Delhi it looks like capital of some failed Soviet states.
by Supratik
06 Jan 2020 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067048

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Kejriwal has done a few things in Delhi. Some freebies for the lower class and slum dwellers. Some activity on govt education and health. Voting in parliament has been carefully calibrated to please both sides a little bit. Total silence on RJB. Voted for J&K reorg but against TTT and CAA. So ha...

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