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by Zynda
31 Mar 2020 00:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4149
Views: 306111

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A pretty basic question: Does hand wash solutions like Dettol, Lifebuoy & Salvon etc., are as, less or more effective when compared to soap (bars) during hand washing?
by Zynda
31 Mar 2020 00:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4149
Views: 306111

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

More like the Chinese test kits aren't worth crap. We aren't hearing about a lot of re-infections in Italy and elsewhere where they aren't using Chinese test kits. In fact, several countries have returned and refused Chinese kits which have failed quality control by failing to correctly identify an...
by Zynda
30 Mar 2020 20:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4149
Views: 306111

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If this is true, then it is really worrying & scary... Whistleblower doctors say coronavirus reinfection even deadlier Chinese doctors sounding the alarm on the coronavirus say the illness could be even deadlier for patients who catch it again, according to a report. The whistleblowing physician...
by Zynda
29 Mar 2020 14:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 58
Views: 6370

Re: Post-Covid19 World and India

Is this relevant here? Foreign companies operating in China have restarted their production operations back in Feb itself with Tesla apparently receiving help from CCP official. I do hope that world leaders take a look at the actions of China and its cost on the lives & economy due to COVID, but...
by Zynda
28 Mar 2020 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941753

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

So, read on IRDW that one of the items in next year's IAF budget is upgrading the engines & avionics on existing Il-76/78MKI fleet to match Il-476. With the economic impact of COVID-19, I think the budget for forces will be severely strained and big ticket items like new refueling A330 based air...
by Zynda
26 Mar 2020 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421384

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I hope some of these issues are more like teething troubles and e-commerce folks are able to resolve them ASAP. Coronavirus: E-commerce websites struggle to cope with grocery order rush The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic and lockdown imposed by the Union Government has led to hectic grocery buyi...
by Zynda
26 Mar 2020 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4149
Views: 306111

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I guess people are just not paying heed to social distancing and/or lock-down terms...street hawkers are continuing to run businesses as usual and the same goes for customers as well. This was being shown on some Kannada news channel in places like Udupi and apparently in Mandya district as well. Th...
by Zynda
26 Mar 2020 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4149
Views: 306111

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Per this website https://www.covid19india.org/, the total cases in India has touched 697 (+40 today)...
by Zynda
26 Mar 2020 14:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1739
Views: 313799

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Gotta hand it to the Russians...they produce good HQ videos of their products.

Su-57 which includes vertical firing of R-73
by Zynda
24 Mar 2020 20:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4149
Views: 306111

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Starting midnight, India is going in to a complete & total lockdown for 21 days...
by Zynda
24 Mar 2020 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4451
Views: 524390

Re: Understanding the US - Again

White House and congressional leaders say they're close to a deal on a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus National debt hits $23 trillion: Only $22 trillion back in February (Does not include new $2 trillion) https://center80.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/US-Gross-National-Debt-2011-2019-11-02-1.png...
by Zynda
23 Mar 2020 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4149
Views: 306111

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Trump sends out a tweet saying that "we can't let the cure be worse than the problem". Many are interpreting this as a sign that after 15 days of lockdown, he may lift it even if the situation with virus is dire...to prevent further economic meltdown. This probably means that many aged Ame...
by Zynda
22 Mar 2020 02:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4149
Views: 306111

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In India, perhaps, one small relief is that with school examinations cancelled (board exams schedule or status not yet finalized I believe), most of them are heading directly in to summer vacations...so another two months of quarantine for kids. It is up to the parents now to make sure that kids fol...
by Zynda
21 Mar 2020 20:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421384

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

[Modi can only do what ever is possible for him as a human being. He wanted people to follow curfew for their own safety. If there are folks who would walk on the streets to just spite Modi, then it is up to them. Modi or BJP is not going to gain or lose any thing. And with this move, Modi has also...
by Zynda
21 Mar 2020 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421384

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So I don't know how far tomorrow's voluntary curfew will be successful. A few people at work while criticizing Modi's clap request (& praising Kerala's CM for the various freebies & payments deferred announcements), openly admitted that they will not be following curfew. Many of them are BJP...
by Zynda
20 Mar 2020 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4149
Views: 306111

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

ICMR may cap price of each coronavirus test at Rs 4,500-Rs 5,000 for private labs: Official The Union health ministry had on Tuesday issued guidelines for private sector laboratories intending to initiate COVID-19 testing while the ICMR appealed to them to conduct the tests free of cost. "It s...
by Zynda
16 Mar 2020 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4149
Views: 306111

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

India has initiated first stage of lockdown... The number of coronavirus cases creeping towards 120, the centre today declared a countrywide lockdown of schools, colleges, gyms and swimming pools -- crowded areas that could allow for exponential spread of the virus. After a meeting of a Group of Min...
by Zynda
04 Mar 2020 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4149
Views: 306111

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In Delhi local shops as well as on Amazon, N95 respiratory masks, Hand sanitizers, Paracetamol and Vitamin C tablets are sold out. One pharmacist in BLR told me that even though GoI has banned sending and/or selling masks along with other critical items to China, it is still being continued to be s...
by Zynda
26 Feb 2020 21:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421384

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Its a shame that PR stuff is left to numerous Twitter volunteers who actually are doing a half-decent job of it. If not GoI, at least the BJP itself can hire better PR agencies...and what does the numerous think tanks in Delhi do rather than advise GoI on some of these domestic issues?
by Zynda
24 Feb 2020 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421384

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Although, I don't watch this clown anymore, I was guessing how long would it take for him to do another piece on Modi...well, I guess it took Trump's visit to India for him to club a segment on Modi bashing...I am sure CRams would be seething... Comedian John Oliver Trends On Twitter For Remarks On ...
by Zynda
24 Feb 2020 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4618
Views: 849738

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Beautiful shot of Rudra https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EReABjvVAAE4MLW?format=jpg&name=medium I am sure IA & HAL is aware of it and perhaps has been decided as not a big deal...but the exhausts seem to be exposed with good amount of IR signature (eye balling...not an accurate assessment). Any c...
by Zynda
23 Feb 2020 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1076
Views: 197365

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Think IN & IAF should invest in procuring bird detection radars, so that they can at least know the presence of birds and try to avoid...I don't think the civil admin would not give a damn about dismantling residential areas near air bases (which is not practical anyways).
by Zynda
23 Feb 2020 14:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421384

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Women have been weaponised as protesters...any action against them by law enforcement will be blown up as state machinery coming down hard & covered in MSM like RundeeTV and aided by Indian celebs & Bhestern academicians. One of the possible solutions is for GoI to trace the money trail &...
by Zynda
23 Feb 2020 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2597
Views: 351745

Re: Military Flight Safety

This is the 2nd crash of 29K in a short-time period. Do we have provisions in our contract with Ruskies about replacements for attrition?
by Zynda
22 Feb 2020 18:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 586752

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Dunno how true this is... https://twitter.com/Leopard212/status/1231174211974070273 THIS! US Military Helicopters carrying out recce and surveillance over Indian Airspace! Where is Indian Air Force? In the past, US Secret Service used IAF assets to conduct aerial security recce. This isn't a recipro...
by Zynda
22 Feb 2020 14:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4149
Views: 306111

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Per a NYT article, it seems like Iran may be the new vector for Coronavirus. Speculation is that, there are plenty of Chinese workers near Iranian city of Qom. Perhaps to show sideness with Chinese, Iranian officials never restricted movement from China. The first Coronavirus case in Lebanon is link...
by Zynda
21 Feb 2020 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4618
Views: 849738

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Per the above Livefist article, we will be inducting up to 60 Apaches between IAF & IA...nice.

Don't mind it if they can show similar love towards LCH. Shiv Aroor said he is working on an LCH article & will be up soon...prolly will get to know some updates on the program status.
by Zynda
20 Feb 2020 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4149
Views: 306111

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

So the 2 BLR folks tested positive for Swine Flu & not Coronavirus right? Cause, they seem to be some rumors about them testing positive for Coronavirus. This is regular Flu season as well...changing weather in BLR affects a lot of people with common Flu & with Coronavirus scare, it is putti...
by Zynda
15 Feb 2020 22:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555668

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I guess Alsthom wants to remove as many competition road blocks as possible to compete against the Chinese...so they are now going after Bombardier. I guess Bombardier's business jets group is still a gold mine...may not make much sense from Business POV but from learning perspective...it is a great...
by Zynda
15 Feb 2020 11:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555668

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Bombardier exits commercial aviation, ending bold bet on promising jet End of an era. Posting in full... MONTREAL/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Bombardier (BBDb.TO) exited commercial aviation on Thursday, selling a loss-making plane program that ended its high-stakes gamble on a new jet that once drove it to ...
by Zynda
12 Feb 2020 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27233

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

^^You are correct. HS-748 was one of the initial aircrafts to incorporate fail-safe. My bad...
by Zynda
12 Feb 2020 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27233

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

I think you meant Safe Life policy...this design thought was quite popular in the 50s especially in the Britain. Actually you bring up a point I had not considered. If it was designed using a Safe Life, then for continued air worthiness (if its exhausted life is closer to the prescribed limits), it ...
by Zynda
08 Feb 2020 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25732

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

IR, the boarding says that the company name is Manastu Space. We at Manastu Space, along with IIT Bombay, have replaced old, low performing, carcinogenic and highly toxic hydrazine based propulsion systems with high performance, non carcinogenic, less toxic alternatives. People have lost the lives w...
by Zynda
08 Feb 2020 20:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421384

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

People mostly knew each other and biggest discussion was ELECTRIC Bill's, people were like "... my geezer on 24 hrs. Washing machine runs 4 hrs but got bill of only 160 Rs." How is the above possible in Delhi? Serious question. How are people able to run geezer for extended periods of tim...
by Zynda
07 Feb 2020 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 712
Views: 197832

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

JayS, I meant Detailed Design Phase of Mk.2 has been sanctioned. I believe the initial amount seeded back in 2009 would be for platform (configuration) & capability studies. If DRDO had requested funds in 2018, then it would have been "approved" recently onlee and this aligns with rece...
by Zynda
07 Feb 2020 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 712
Views: 197832

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

ADA has just hired a boat load of Project Engineers to work on Tejas Mk.2...all the signs that DDP has sanctioned & work is underway.
by Zynda
07 Feb 2020 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711067

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

According to chaiwallah's cousin...Nirbhay program has met most its objectives. It was meant to be a TD. Legacy of Nirbhay is truly alive & well in several follow-up programs. Not all of them are being worked on simultaneously but apparently work is continuing. Future Nirbhay test firings will b...
by Zynda
05 Feb 2020 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80929

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Just notice this...seems like AMCA will have an all moving HT. All control surfaces on the CAD rendering are shaded with lighter gray...HT is all grey only. P.S: Just observed the 3D models pictures posted on the earlier page also have an all moving HT. PPS: The CAD model from Tamrak's page seems to...
by Zynda
01 Feb 2020 20:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4813
Views: 940607

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Based on the conversation I had with a friend, who understands economic policies a lot better than I do, it seems like doing away with these exemptions, they are removing incentives for people to make investments in various schemes like PPF etc. He had alluded that, this is the direction GoI seems t...
by Zynda
01 Feb 2020 17:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4813
Views: 940607

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Is the budget that bad considering market has tanked massively? Closing Bell: Markets bleed as budget disappoints; Sensex nosedives nearly 1000 points; Nifty below 11,650 Indian markets lost over 2.5 percent on Saturday after the Budget failed to please investors. Rise in custom duty in most sectors...

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