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by Zynda
22 Feb 2021 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Seems like we might be on the verge of 2nd wave in India...hopefully this is a temporary spike...lots of surge in crowding...apparently no discipline or restrictions being followed in functions, gatherings & weddings. I feel that either GoI and/or individual state governments should have stepped...
by Zynda
20 Feb 2021 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

So a doc I know in a reputed hospital in BLR said that as of Thu evening, they were still awaiting the vaccine doses for the booster shot. Also the same doc said that vaccine distribution channels were not completely thought through. Probably GoI did not order enough refrigerated trucks but few plac...
by Zynda
14 Feb 2021 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

42 nursing students test positive in Bengaluru
This is where vaccination of HCWs (where even medical college students are eligible) helps but our folks are just not turning up...
by Zynda
13 Feb 2021 14:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Lukewarm response to COVID-19 vaccination at BBMP The second phase of vaccination drive for frontline workers in the city was flagged off with the vaccine being administered to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Administrator Gaurav Gupta, Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad and special commiss...
by Zynda
13 Feb 2021 11:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6087
Views: 1357010

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Ambar wrote:No more increase in cess and taxes on fuel, there's already enough anger everywhere about the recent fuel price hikes.

I think there was another round of hike in fuel prices yesterday...fifth one so far :)
by Zynda
13 Feb 2021 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Still doing around 5L vaccinations per day...just refusing to ramp up. I believe the 2nd booster shots start from today...so expect more slowing down. I don't think Govt will do this but by mid-March, time to open up the vaccinations to general public even if its for aged people initially. I think G...
by Zynda
10 Feb 2021 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think GoI has slotted for around 10L per day...read on NDTV last week that around 50% of HCWs don't want to take vaccine. Assuming it is correct, then the daily rate fo around 45-60% of 10L makes sense...but I was hoping that we would start Ph-2 of vaccination by now. It seems like that has not ha...
by Zynda
07 Feb 2021 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2270
Views: 201021

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

What is special about 70? I do hope he stays at least till 2029...and hopefully by gods grace he will be in shape (both physically & mentally) for the job till 2029.
by Zynda
07 Feb 2021 14:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2270
Views: 201021

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

INC chamcha journalist Saket Gokhale is now saying that Print & Shekhar Gupta is a chamcha of BJP/NaMo. How quickly they turn on their own even if deviated slightly from prescribed narrative. I think one of the grand aims of the current movement by libs is to de-legitimise Indian election proces...
by Zynda
07 Feb 2021 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347220

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Really didn't know where to post this but a thousand pranaams to late Sri Manohar Parrikar...probably one of the RM who have had an immense & lasting impact on India's defence matters. His belief in Indian products and his persistence & persuasion has led to the current confidence of plethor...
by Zynda
06 Feb 2021 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

So it seems like many people in Ph-1 at least are hesitant to receive vaccine yet their names are enrolled and a slot allotted to them. Read on NDTV article that currently in India, there is more than enough vaccine to go around (so much that SII is considering reducing production temporarily on one...
by Zynda
06 Feb 2021 20:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3967
Views: 767780

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

vsunder saar, thanks for your reply. I guess the poster saw a video posted by RM on twitter where an inspection train on SBC-MAS line was going at "high speed" and was demoing glass water spill test (spoiler: not a drop spilled :)). The RM was saying that continuous track maintenance has i...
by Zynda
03 Feb 2021 22:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3967
Views: 767780

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

vsunder saar, some one on SSC is claiming that SBC-MYS line was recently upgraded to 130 Kph. Is there any truth to it?
by Zynda
03 Feb 2021 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116695

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

So far, I have not come across co-curing composite & metal parts together...bonded joint? yes! Co-curing...probably not AFAIK. But as JayS has mentioned, bolted/riveted connections are preferred for easy of maintenance & inspection POV.
by Zynda
31 Jan 2021 11:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There was these two evolutionary biologists from Princeton Univ, Heather Heying & Bret Weinstein, on this week's Bill Maher show. Both of them strongly suspect & believe that Covid was a lab made virus. They believe that this virus was found in bats but the theory put out by China & WHO ...
by Zynda
30 Jan 2021 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

BBMP is planning Ph-3 vaccination by beginning of April...read an article an hour ago, as of Jan 26th, only 30% of 1.8L HCWs in BLR are vaccinated. Initially, in Ph-2, BBMP is planning vaccinating 50K and BBMP has instructed ASHA workers & NGOs to compile a list of people aged beyond 50 (eligibl...
by Zynda
29 Jan 2021 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Center has instructed states to start vaccinating Frontline workers from Feb 1st week (actually they mentioned Feb 1st itself)...good show in the picking up of pace of vaccination. Hoping to reach 10L/day by mid-Feb & if possible 5 Mil/day (50L) by end of March at least...of course earlier the b...
by Zynda
26 Jan 2021 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2270
Views: 201021

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Farmers' stir: Intel reports suggest ISI gave Rs 5 cr to Babbar Khalsa to create trouble

Lots of info in the article...how major SM platforms like FB have been used to promote campaigns and raise money. Usual sources US, Canada, Britain etc.
by Zynda
26 Jan 2021 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2270
Views: 201021

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

have no creative solutions on how to counter these riots and protests. Ambar saar, not a rhetorical question but how did US counter BLM riots? Genuinely interested in finding out what other countries are doing to quell such well planned & executed riots/protests and perhaps we can take some les...
by Zynda
26 Jan 2021 17:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5103
Views: 781067

Re: Internal Security Watch

It seems like the traditional crowd control measures of barricades, tear gases etc., aren't very effective. These were witnessed in recent protests @ Hong Kong, last year Delhi Shaheenbagh, BLM & today...its time for law enforcement agencies to investigate on newer additional non-lethal measures...
by Zynda
26 Jan 2021 14:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2270
Views: 201021

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

NDTV ticker says this image is from BLR...check out the vehicle plate...says ARMY on the top plus it seems like vehicle has Punjab registration.

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by Zynda
26 Jan 2021 11:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 625
Views: 123989

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Government To Impose Green Tax On Old Vehicles; Proposal Approved By Union Minister Nitin Gadkari The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has approved a proposal for the government to levy a 'Green Tax' on old vehicles. The idea is to clean up the environment by phasing o...
by Zynda
25 Jan 2021 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think the current pace of vaccination is not fast enough...we have massive population along with possibility of newer strains which may reign further economic & personal havoc... Covid-19: At current rate, India may take 3 years to vaccinate 30 crore people Even though India inoculated its fir...
by Zynda
25 Jan 2021 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221019

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There was a successful firing of Akash-NG missile earlier today. Apparently, the test also included interception of an electronic target which was also accomplished.
by Zynda
24 Jan 2021 10:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3967
Views: 767780

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

vsunder saar, good to have you back here providing your valuable gyan on DFC & IR. Any insider updates on Mission Raftaar? I think you had mentioned that SBC-MAS line will be upgraded to operate at 130 Kph...is it the entire stretch? Per one of the news articles, JTJ-AJJ will be upgraded for 130...
by Zynda
24 Jan 2021 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Denmark Sequencing All Covid Samples, Has Alarming View Of UK Variant I think we really should ramp up vaccination pace...and if possible, put travel restrictions from EU/Britain...Read some where that Oxford vaccine is only 50% effective against the UK strain. Not sure about Covaxin...Bharat Biote...
by Zynda
21 Jan 2021 05:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3795
Views: 755342

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

I think the contract for current 36 includes provision to be upgraded to F4 standard...In any case, additional 36 (if not more) Rafales acquisition is something that I support. Rafales may play a crucial role in negating or mitigating J-20/J-31 factor until AMCA is ready. Am not sure if we will go f...
by Zynda
21 Jan 2021 04:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135681

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

- Deadlines will not be skipped for the Tejas Mk2, AMCA and TEDBF programs. LCA deadlines were skipped primarily because we were developing technologies along the way. - NP1 and NP2 were supposed to go for another detachment but could not due to Covid. - NP5 which is a production standard prototype...
by Zynda
17 Jan 2021 20:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I hope we pick up the pace of vaccination. Today just 17,000 were vaccinated. Most docs & experts are saying that it may take well over a year to vaccinate large number of our population to achieve herd immunity. Until then theoretically, one has to follow usual Covid norms/restrictions. To be h...
by Zynda
16 Jan 2021 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2270
Views: 201021

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Me thinks that there was a bigger act at play involving Nidhi for whatever reason didn't pan out or was shut down early on. Was she out to US in 2020? If yes, on what visa? (probably tourist because it is not so easy to phish USCIS & DHS in getting a work permit and a subsequent visa). I am sure...
by Zynda
16 Jan 2021 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

1.9L vaccinated in India...at least in BLR, BBMP has said that they will be able to vaccinate all front line HCWs within 3-4 days (giving a few days of buffer, hopefully by end of next week). Also, GoI has said that those who want to be vaccinated in Ph-2 should register by Jan 24th. Probably on CoW...
by Zynda
16 Jan 2021 21:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 625
Views: 123989

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Even in the US, the cash for clunkers program was optional...like Ambar mentioned, strengthen the enforcement mechanism of emission norms/checks on existing vehicles instead of forcing consumers to change a car just because it is 15+ yrs when it is perfectly meeting current GoI's emission norms. Als...
by Zynda
16 Jan 2021 14:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 625
Views: 123989

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Bowing down to Auto industry lobby, Nitin Gadkari told they have submitted a scrappage policy proposal for review and it might be announced during this year's budget. So any 4 wheelers or above & which is beyond 15 years since date of Manufacture needs to be scrapped. Already auto rickshaws and ...
by Zynda
13 Jan 2021 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2477
Views: 569447

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

I give up on the e-procurement site. Searched many ways to find ADE tenders but they ain't just coming up. Sadly, the site tenders are not indexed or searchable in Google search either.
by Zynda
13 Jan 2021 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2477
Views: 569447

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

ADE has put up a tender for WT model of flying wing UAV with wingspan 5.0m, length 4.0m and height 0.631m. Which one might that be..? Any bright ideas..? Ghatak..? One more tender has come out now. This time for the manufacture of the actual airframe. It is not UAVTD/Swift. It has a vertical tail. ...
by Zynda
10 Jan 2021 17:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Bengaluru healthcare workers wary of taking Covid-19 vaccine Hospitals in Bengaluru will conduct a survey of their healthcare workers to determine if they’re comfortable taking the Covid vaccine. The decision comes amid allegations and speculations of adverse reactions caused by the Covid-19 vaccin...
by Zynda
10 Jan 2021 17:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

World War-V: Bengaluru is ready for the fight With vaccination set to begin from January 16, health officials n Bengaluru are gearing up to vaccinate around 1.67 lakh registered health workers in the first phase. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP’s) Dasappa Hospital will play a key role in...
by Zynda
10 Jan 2021 14:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 443
Views: 41521

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

OK...checked out Tooter. I am not on Twitter (don't have an account...don't plan on creating one) and follow selected people (<10) in offline/not logged in mode and it seems like that can't happen @Tooter. As of now, it is a no-go as a platform for me. Perhaps in future, they will introduce feature ...
by Zynda
03 Jan 2021 14:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Aren't vaccines going to be made privately available although at a higher cost? I think we can walk in to any private hospital and pay 4X or whatever and get the jab. No need to wait until August. Anyone who can pay should get it done this way to reduce the strain on GoI's effort... I think until t...
by Zynda
03 Jan 2021 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028131

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think GoI's target number for vaccination in India is around 60-70 Cr (600-700 Million), around 50-60% required to achieve herd immunity. Currently, the priority list is as follows (per open sources): 1. 1 Cr (10 Million) HCWs in both Govt. & Private Institutions pan India 2. 2 Cr (20 Million)...

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