Search found 303 matches

by saumitra_j
28 Sep 2020 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 220
Views: 43423

Re: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Cross posting from military acquisitions thread: One of the best news today: The Defence Acquisition Council meeting held under the Chairmanship of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath today approved proposals for Capital acquisitions of various equipment required by the Indian Armed Forces at an approximate ...
by saumitra_j
28 Sep 2020 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544449

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

One of the best news today: The Defence Acquisition Council meeting held under the Chairmanship of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath today approved proposals for Capital acquisitions of various equipment required by the Indian Armed Forces at an approximate cost of Rs 2,290 crore. These include procurement...
by saumitra_j
15 Jul 2020 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

This is only possible due to our fearfullness (yes) to attack first. Otherwise having our troops close to the border would be good if we plan to attack. So Chinese are making a mistake but we convert that to a brilliant move (like in chess) due to our unwillingness to take the tricky but right move...
by saumitra_j
22 May 2020 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1900
Views: 459497

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Well Capt Sullenberger in Flight 1549 faced exactly that. Rare yes, but has happened multiple times (including the one today)
by saumitra_j
20 May 2020 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7687
Views: 831983

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I have to point out that the above is a non-sense of an article. It just indulges in severe what-aboutery without much basis. Problem is to call that what-aboutery out and as a proper rebuttal is time consuming and energy draining. And BTW, the Chinese firms were rightly blacklisted. And yes, comin...
by saumitra_j
19 May 2020 19:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7687
Views: 831983

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Apologies if this is a repost: Article on Antibody Testing in India Key points: States across India are either increasingly sceptical about antibody testing for COVID-19 or are reluctant to use it, IndiaSpend has found in conversations with several health officials. Antibody tests give vital informa...
by saumitra_j
29 Apr 2020 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85109

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Since when IT companies needed govt. permission to allow their employees working from home? I have been working from home on and off / need basis since last decade and more. My organisations past and present never needed any sarkari permission to let me allow working remotely. Don't know what kind ...
by saumitra_j
26 Apr 2020 10:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 133
Views: 18741

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

I don't know if information about this company has been posted before: Gegadyne Energy - the start up is based out of Mumbai with a bunch of young PhDs trying to tackle the so called holy grail of battery technology: Getting a battery with a similar or more energy density than Li-ion batteries but a...
by saumitra_j
13 Apr 2020 15:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7687
Views: 831983

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In your earlier post you had said an IL-6 blocker and plasma from a recovered patient. My doc friend has always maintained from the early days of the outbreak that the key is plasma. yes grapevine on ITU society (ICS) is even Prince Charles recd plasma from day 1. Sirs, here is an interesting ask f...
by saumitra_j
28 Mar 2020 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7687
Views: 831983

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Here is an interesting line of treatment for managing the side effects of Chloroquine and other anti viral drugs.

Summary: They have devised a process to check if a covid19 patient will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest if given these drugs.
by saumitra_j
18 Mar 2020 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7687
Views: 831983

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Here is an interesting study: Hydroxychloroquinine and Azithromycin for treatment of COVID-19 I would reckon these are easily available drugs, aren't they? Key point to summarize: This combination treatment reduced the viral load in 6 days! See this tweet They are doing more, you can read it all her...
by saumitra_j
01 Mar 2020 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334752

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Yaar this Mitra talks so much BS with so much confidence. It would have been running them around the clock. It is a very useful silver bullet force to acquire. +100 Karan. Since large numbers are going to be hard in terms of $s... Every single purchase should offer massive bang for the buck. A coup...
by saumitra_j
01 Mar 2020 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1460
Views: 280125

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Ok, I am continuing the discussion on suitability of F-35 for the Indian Navy/IAF. The key strength of the F-35 apart from stealth comes from sensor/information fusion that it's computer is able to do - effectively analyzing all sorts of inputs not only from its own radar, but also from Distributed ...
by saumitra_j
29 Feb 2020 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334752

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

I will give a detailed reply on the Indian Naval aviation thread later but for some perspective, please read this article

I know it is from Abhijeet Iyer Mitra who is not the most trusted fella but still.... will replay in the Indian Naval Aviation thread on the specifics later.
by saumitra_j
29 Feb 2020 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334752

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

With all due respect CMji, UBji is spot on! The F35 works only for US and its close allies who have the requisite infrastructure to exploit its potential. For India, the bells and whistles don't matter simple because we don't have the radars, the comm systems, the satellites, the network integration...
by saumitra_j
05 Jan 2020 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724086

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The "blacklisting of Embraer" is a bugaboo that exists only in our heads. If IAF insists and Modi does a G2G contract for 12 more Netras (like the Rafale), it will happen, Sonia's howls notwithstanding. Sorry to say this, but the IAF seems more interested in gold-plated airframes & gr...
by saumitra_j
05 Jan 2020 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724086

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Thank you for your detailed analysis Vivek_Ahuja sir, always look forward to it. One question in my mind: Do you think IAF would not know about its gaps? I am pretty sure they are well aware and have plans to fight with what they have and work around the gaps. What gets my goat is the general tenden...
by saumitra_j
05 Jan 2020 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724086

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Vivek K wrote:Sheer brilliance by IAF - deny further orders for Netra and struggle even against PAF!!

Did IAF say no to Netra or was there no platform available due to scam with Embrace?? Do not blame the IAF sir, this is the price we are paying for UPA 2
by saumitra_j
24 Aug 2019 17:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali
Replies: 37
Views: 4622

Re: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali

Om Shanti to another of Bharat mata's son/daughter lost too early: Om Shanti, may Lord Hanuman take good care of you!
by saumitra_j
25 Mar 2019 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 36212

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

That used to house houses a RAM air turbine
by saumitra_j
08 Sep 2018 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 19035

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

I think the US effectively sees this as a Cost Control measure for tracking the Dragon .... basically the Indian assets will "fill" in the gaps and the US will deploy its own assets elsewhere ... that is a clear advantage for the US. This COMCASA thing is quite clearly a way through which ...
by saumitra_j
03 Sep 2018 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689679

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I am posting some sections from an article from Swarajya, which is an excerpt from Nitin Gokhale's book: You can read it here the Ministry of Defence (MoD) had in 2011, bench marked the Total Cost of Acquisition at Rs 163,403 crores. This, it must be pointed out, was different from the total cost of...
by saumitra_j
01 Sep 2018 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689679

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Question: if the Modi government's price for Rafale deal was so much better than UPA's price for the Rafale, Why didn't Modi go for the full 126 fighters? Costs - the country simply cannot afford to buy more without breaking the bank. The UPA 2 thingy was not a deal, it was just an announcement wit...
by saumitra_j
25 Apr 2018 09:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1015656

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

ramana wrote:Katare, Always context...
AS is Ajai Shukla

I suspect in this case it is A***d Singh
by saumitra_j
01 Apr 2018 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1140459

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

For the Kaveri, flat rating is the least of the problems. If other performance and weight and life criteria are met, the customer would probably accept it. Flat rating can come later. From the discussion before, flat rating seems to be problem. The design decisions made for flat rating are making i...
by saumitra_j
28 Mar 2018 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 223537

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

^^^ Naval Dolam - the 7 Foot tall soldier just became a good, well behaved brother :rotfl:
by saumitra_j
02 Mar 2018 23:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 258918

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

^^^ There is a difference. The supportive process of orders needs to follow the timelines of the R&D. Back in 2010, IOC-1 (Jan-2011) was getting ready, but the IAF didn't accept that and instead waited for IOC-2 (Dec-2013) before serial production of the first 20 could begin. Add 36 months stan...
by saumitra_j
02 Mar 2018 17:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 258918

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

Actually there is much more in that article than just the news of Tejas which needs to be highlighted: The IAF chief said a plan was in place to deal with the "drop-down" -- or dip -- in IAF squadrons. He said the government had ordered two squadrons of Su 30 . "The drop-down will be ...
by saumitra_j
08 Oct 2017 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045789

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

sum wrote:Saw a FB post on ISRO joining hands with Raman institute (RRI) to develop a quantum comms satellite

Any more info on this and how far are we in this field?

Sirji, check Sourav Jha's twitter for more info.
by saumitra_j
24 Sep 2017 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1363
Views: 183578

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Wouldn't the flights of B1B also to do recce and find out about NoKo orbat? It won't be mere posturing I reckon. The B1B is a pretty big platform and I am sure they have a whole lot of recce equipment in there. I think the US is taking the first steps towards war. If the US doesn't act now, this wil...
by saumitra_j
12 Jun 2017 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1233
Views: 282033

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

360 Appraisal for Babudom The bureaucracy is on tenterhooks these days, abuzz with how uncertain the lives and careers of bureaucrats have become under this government. There is almost no formulaic solution at sight to either appease them or make them feel secure enough in their assignments Masked ...
by saumitra_j
26 Apr 2017 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 223537

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Liu, you should thank God/Mao that CPC and PLA folks don't think like you. Arming rebels with tank/cannon is declaration of war...If that happens, PLA will be fighting the Indian Armed forces ......
by saumitra_j
28 Dec 2016 19:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7872
Views: 873000

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Dipankar saar: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/on-november-8-rbi-had-rs-4-95-lakh-crore-in-rs-2000-notes-finds-rti-plea/articleshow/56071285.cms This does not appear right, Look at this: SBI noted that going by data as on 9 November, the amount of high currency denomina...
by saumitra_j
23 Dec 2016 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5626
Views: 711262

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Putin's strategy is evolving to include Turkey. The second shoe will drop when he brings in China which brings Pakistan along. If he somehow manages to bring Iran into the fold, we're @*k$. Chahbahar and Balochistan need to be shaken free. "An Alliance to Worry the West The truth, however, is ...
by saumitra_j
15 Dec 2016 10:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7872
Views: 873000

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Suraj sir and other heavy weights here, help me answer the below question please. Its from WhatsApp. Q : What's wrong with Cashless Transaction? A: Quote * Sir think that a 100 rupee note is circulated 1,00,000 times it will have the same value no body get any commission. But, if it is circulated t...
by saumitra_j
03 Nov 2016 19:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4124
Views: 853003

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

There may have been consultants but TATA developed the engine along with parts suppliers. Even Mahindra and TAFE (simpsons) develop there own engines. It is not that India doesn't have capability to develop its own engine Thanks Kakarat I stand corrected on state of affairs w.r.t. IC Engines, it no...
by saumitra_j
03 Nov 2016 07:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4124
Views: 853003

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Vina, Kakarat has already pointed out the how foreign technologies is used in most of the examples you gave (Bajaj, TVS, Tatas). When I say India designed engine, I don't care if it is all made by one company or multiple company through consultancy - point is that critical knowledge of design and ma...
by saumitra_j
02 Nov 2016 13:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4124
Views: 853003

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

That's not true ... consultancy (aka hand-holding) doesn't mean "import" of pre-designed parts/assemblies etc which is what happens in CKD/SKD screw-drivergiri (a la what people are trying very hard to convince us wrt this F-16 I/J/K/L/M ... whatever crap version "manufacturing-line ...
by saumitra_j
02 Nov 2016 09:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4124
Views: 853003

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

As of this day, this country has not designed a SINGLE IC Engine which is mass manufactured in the automotive industry, not even for two wheelers. You put that in context and you will realise where we are with respect to design and manufacturing ecosystem. TATAs seem to have started shipping cars w...
by saumitra_j
02 Nov 2016 09:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4124
Views: 853003

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Vina thanks for pointing to my ignorance, pray enlighten all of us where they are being used? It would be great if you could tell us which car / 2 wheeler is using an original Indian designed IC Engine.

Go to advanced search