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by Zynda
22 Sep 2018 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1194
Views: 111238

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Recently one girl who did MS from US joined our company. I was asking her how are things in US wrt work permit & job availability for international students. She said, in her batch, she is the the onlee one who came back. Rest of her batch mates were able to find work through consultancies on OP...
by Zynda
13 Sep 2018 09:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294960

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Railways Ministry has been one of the visibly better performing entity in current admin. Not only wide scale infra improvement, project fruition pace and adoption of better rolling stock (I dunno why this wasn't done before but onlee recently did IR stop manufacturing of old ICF pax coaches in all i...
by Zynda
06 Sep 2018 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11574

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A trap or Unshackling

I pointed or alluded in another thread about Intel sharing by US which was a major pull...know this is not the right thread but is our intel gathering capabilities via Sats is not satisfactory enough to request assistance from US?
by Zynda
06 Sep 2018 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31759

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Manu Pubby via Twitter #Comcasa done, after the last mile negotiations on legally binding provisions that communications cannot be blocked without a six month notice What does this even mean? Go cry to mummy? Comms are real-time things, going to court after the fact will be of no use. Assuming that...
by Zynda
03 Sep 2018 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257591

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Info on the content of alloys and composites on the Su-57 https://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=262497&d=1535481319 40-44% aluminium 22-26% composite 18% titanium 10% steel 4% other Posted on Keypubs by some guy. Assuming the above is % by weight rather than area. Given th...
by Zynda
03 Sep 2018 21:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4562
Views: 328664

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Boeing wanted to maintain the same wheel well design of existing 737MAX-8/9 models to MAX-10. Usually a longer fuselage requires a longer landing gear. Quick video on the innovative design solution arrived by Boeing engineering teams to fit a longer landing gear in to existing wheel well. Amazing......
by Zynda
26 Aug 2018 17:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27578

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

One of the malayalam dailies had reported that IB has launched an investigation into sedition related messages that appeared in social media. I have created a cache of screenshots of such messages and shall happily cooperate with this investigation. I just want to mention if its not already being m...
by Zynda
24 Aug 2018 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 855
Views: 124046

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

IR, can you post references where NAL have developed co-cured & co-bonded Wing for Saras?

Edit: I found one IIT presentation https://www.iitk.ac.in/tkic/workshop/sc ... osites.pdf
by Zynda
22 Aug 2018 22:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4562
Views: 328664

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

In the movie "Deep Impact"; Morgan Freeman plays the POTUS. During a press conference, he announces that a giant asteroid is heading towards Earth and in the same conference, he also says that he is "freezing all wages & prices of commodities. There will be no hoarding of any item...
by Zynda
21 Aug 2018 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1194
Views: 111238

Re: Understanding the US- Again

With all the trade tariffs talk among others, how is the US economy, especially the stock markets continuing to set new records recently? Are traders convinced that these tariffs are just talk & no action or they that bullish about US economy that it can pretty much continue to forge ahead by it...
by Zynda
19 Aug 2018 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1936
Views: 341842

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

Found this on Keypub forums... The USArmy recently shared its AH-64E upgrade plans with industry. The AH-64E Ver. 6 (2018-2026) will see several key upgrades; doubling of its radar's range (~16km), Maritime threat detection and targeting (FCR), Extended range MUMT-X, improved navigation, and communi...
by Zynda
11 Aug 2018 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1740
Views: 217786

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

nice victimhood ecosystem they have got running there. with 25k a head these are not poor people but the pull of murica/canada is very strong for the lower middle class as a deep and immediate jump in lifestyle is there for taking - if they can sneak through. This possibly takes the discussion OT.....
by Zynda
11 Aug 2018 12:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 363485

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

It will be interesting to see what kind of revenue AI will pull up due to change of location. Will they still charge INR 2500 (?) for business tickets? Businesses will still send reps to AI but I do expect a dip in attendance. Also, a lot of civilians working with HAL, CSIR, DRDO labs in BLR would a...
by Zynda
11 Aug 2018 11:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1740
Views: 217786

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India nationals illegally crossing the US-Mexico border in record numbers The surge of Central Americans crossing into the U.S. claiming asylum is no secret around the world. Just a snapshot of those caught entering on any given day is stunning – Nigeria, Romania, Nepal – in addition to the hundred...
by Zynda
03 Aug 2018 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2207
Views: 377128

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^IR, AFAIK, Swift is Swift onlee (actually stands for Stealth Wing Flying Testbed). Scaled down version of Ghatak. Will be used to demo & certify certain technologies that have never been done in India, which will eventually be used on Ghatak.
by Zynda
03 Aug 2018 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 363485

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Too bad to hear about AI planning to move out of Bangalore. Bangalore was considered the Aerospace Capital of India. Why Lucknow? Kinda odd choice...good for folks in that part of India (& for locals). If the move of venue happens then I guess, I will be not be attending AI 2019 at least. Will d...
by Zynda
01 Aug 2018 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2432
Views: 485022

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

Not just ADA but the current trend in most DRDO labs is to reduce permanent employees. Get work done by contract folks, apprentice trainees and sometimes interns. Unfortunately, for the former, selection is done by tendering & L1 bidding. Most of the times, the L1 is selected on lowest cost basi...
by Zynda
02 Jun 2018 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 492
Views: 56467

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

It seems like Turkey has been able to leap & close key technology gaps in 15 years time. Any guesses on how this happened? Is Turkish investment in Def R&D is so high & that too in many areas simultaneously to close gaps or is it all blowing a bunch of hot air? Its GDP is around 1T$ as o...
by Zynda
02 Jun 2018 19:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2380
Views: 51220

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

^^Thanks AmberG for the following up with Ligo Team and posting here the findings. Surely interesting...
by Zynda
26 May 2018 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1569
Views: 185115

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

[And this labor mobility is exactly what India is fighting for. If brit money is good for India, then highly educated Indian "labor" should be good for them. At least, our guys would be skilling up. How would India benefit from this labour mobility? I can understand if folks skill up and ...
by Zynda
26 May 2018 14:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1569
Views: 185115

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I don't understand some members wanting GoI to fight for Immigration rights for Indians who want to settle in outside India & possibly give up INC in future. I'd agree with GoI demanding easier access to professionals/employees from Indian companies working at client site etc., without which it ...
by Zynda
22 May 2018 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3581
Views: 456534

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Helicopter should be able to withstand the loads arising due to crash conditions of 35 g forward, 12 g rearward, 25 g downward, 8 g upward, and 12 g sideward. If the entire helicopter is designed for the above inertial load factors, ALH would be a flying tank. If I could extrapolate my understandin...
by Zynda
22 May 2018 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667763

Re: Small Arms Thread

Does Karnataka State Police has a SWAT unit? Doesn't seem like it based on a cursory Google search.
by Zynda
19 May 2018 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1569
Views: 185115

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

We should really start penalizing Brit$hits business interests in India for providing shelter for many wanted Indians under the guise of "human rights fairness" & BS like that. They may get away for the first few years but lets see how much "hooman rights" UK would value of t...
by Zynda
16 May 2018 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 363485

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Can anyone identify this loadout? From https://youtu.be/Y1pj8yqrKlI?t=92 Will take a shot...the fuselage mounted missiles are R-27 (AA-10...not sure about the variant). The inboard most wing mounted missiles seems to be Kh-29 Air-Surface Missile. http://www.ausairpower.net/VVS/Kh-29L+Kh-29T-1S.jpg ...
by Zynda
02 May 2018 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257591

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

No deal: Why Russia won't develop an ‘Indian’ Su-57 Russia has refused to reveal the production secrets of fifth-generation jet fighters ‘for free’; India, for its part, has decided that a deal is not appropriate for an aircraft ‘that is not up to being called the fighter plane of the new millenniu...
by Zynda
01 May 2018 12:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 362
Views: 49375

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

^^Had to use a hotel for an overnight stay at Mysore recently. Stayed at Pai Vista and had a nice experience. Pretty clean and safe as well. Located in the heart of Mysore. Of course, we are extremely familiar with Mysore. Can't comment on food since never ate there but should be decent. http://www....
by Zynda
30 Apr 2018 21:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 232911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

I see video cameras/CCTV systems mounted on traffic light poles on many intersections in Bengaluru but unfortunately it doesn't seem to be serving as any kind of deterrent when it comes to traffic violations. I see many two wheelers, cabs & autos running red light with impunity even if they are ...
by Zynda
20 Apr 2018 23:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4562
Views: 328664

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^AFAIK, current nacelle (including cowling I think) & Thrust reverser systems are supplied by separate OEM and are not from Aircraft OEM. Current commercial aviation nacelle systems are dominated by UTC Aerospace (Formerly Goodrich Aerospace Systems) & Safran Nacelles (formerly known as Air...
by Zynda
18 Apr 2018 19:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4562
Views: 328664

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

As per regulations, one needs to show that during an event of blade separation from the engine which results in puncture of the fuselage, there are no chances of fatality for the aircraft (& thus for the entire pax)...not for individuals. Also per regulations, one needs to show that if a part of...
by Zynda
15 Apr 2018 01:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5405
Views: 490219

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia rues its declining role as arms supplier to India For years, Russian equipment and defence firms were the highlight of Indian Defexpo and Aero India shows. After live displays, mainly featuring Russian aircraft, helicopters and armoured vehicles, the crowds would throng the glitzy, neon-lit ...
by Zynda
14 Apr 2018 17:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2432
Views: 485022

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

Not IR...but that port has been there quite a while. IIRC, it is a spring loaded port which opens only during times when excessive air is needed by the engine...like take-off etc. I think the aux. port was added when F404-INS6 was installed as it was determined that engine needed more air flow rate.
by Zynda
04 Apr 2018 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4368
Views: 726894

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Dunno about HTFE, but I hear there is more pressure on STFE (Manik) to succeed...
by Zynda
04 Apr 2018 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 492
Views: 56467

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^Thanks Brar_w...would appreciate it. But for now, I got what I was looking for.
by Zynda
03 Apr 2018 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 492
Views: 56467

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Brar_w, your research skills in finding things are a notch above mine. I am trying to obtain a cutaway diagram of a UAV like X-47, X-45, Taranis or Neuron...just like this B2 http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/Northrop-B2/IMAGES/B-2-Cutaway.jpg I tried to search but could not find. Would apprecia...
by Zynda
02 Apr 2018 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4368
Views: 726894

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

It seems like Manik Engine is ready and DRDO is looking for Private Sector to undertake manufacturing activities. Huge development... Wasn't Manik scheduled to go on Nirbhay as well to replace existing Russian engines? Also any recent news of Manik successful testing? https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/wh...
by Zynda
30 Mar 2018 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India
Replies: 112
Views: 10501

Re: Cambridge Analytics and Next Color Revolutions India

^^I have opted out of most Google's history reporting services. I am not on any social media...quit FB back in 2012. Never had FB app on my phone since 2012 (so it has some data about me prior to 2012). I always disable & limit control of what services each app has access to on my phone (I think...
by Zynda
30 Mar 2018 17:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5405
Views: 490219

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

This incident actually affects US-Russia relations more than India-US or India-Russia relations but since it seems like Aeroflot acts were probably based on skin color of Indians, this kinda shows their racist attitudes & discrimination policies. Back when we were poor grad students, many of us ...
by Zynda
30 Mar 2018 16:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 232911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Jay, nothing like witnessing an accident & the effects of it to drill in the message. Yesterday, a couple of kids at work witnessed an accident involving one bike being ridden on the wrong side of the road with 3 people on it and none of them wearing crash helmets and the other one with a couple...
by Zynda
28 Mar 2018 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2432
Views: 485022

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

USN clocks around an average 300 hrs per year of flight time on their Hornets? That would give 30 years of life by the time 9000 hrs is up...not bad. Complete OT...brar_w, what is the rated life for F-35?

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