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by Zynda
17 Jan 2019 18:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3007
Views: 377619

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

At least in US & Canada, there are two individuals in the loco cab...one engineer & the other one conductor.
by Zynda
15 Jan 2019 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1688
Views: 248725

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

Well this livefist article is old, but it does state that current IAF rafales will be upgraded to F4 std as it when "arrives"...probably already included in the contractual agreement to upgrade 36 Rafales from F3R to F4. https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/07/14696.html The improvements u...
by Zynda
14 Jan 2019 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3808
Views: 523758

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Slight OT. IIRC, in the first Gulf War, it was the first wave of Apaches which took out Iraqi EWRs using Hellfires. They sneaked in at night hugging terrain & thus avoiding detection...not saying that choppers are to be used for SEAD/DEAD. Of course, this was back in 90s when AD systems weren't ...
by Zynda
13 Jan 2019 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3647
Views: 446157

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

watched URI film with the kids today. while it deviates a bit from the real events its still amazing piece of work. definitely all brfites should go and watch. Surprised that this movie has not generated enough buzz among BRF/BGR folks...expected a lot more chatter on the same. I couldn't go to a s...
by Zynda
12 Jan 2019 20:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4860
Views: 364604

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The 2nd runway at BIAL is supposed to be of CAT-3B standards and the first runway will be upgraded as well. But in the press release articles, I could not find what the upgrade of 1st runway entails (apart from expansion mentioned) i.e. if they will be upgraded to CAT-3 as well. I suppose installing...
by Zynda
07 Jan 2019 20:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4860
Views: 364604

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Nice info manish saar. Good to hear that facilities which can do C & D checks are being cropped up in India. In the not so distant long ago, almost all aircrafts from Indian private operators were being ferried to ME &/or SE Asia for such activities. Let me ask a few follow up questions...do...
by Zynda
05 Jan 2019 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2247
Views: 196726

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^What you have said is mostly true except that outside of IT industry, the pay is still low due to immense competition and jobs are hard to come by in desh, especially in mech & aero industries. So a lot of mech/aero & other core engineering students (at least in BLR) have their eyes set on...
by Zynda
23 Dec 2018 21:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3007
Views: 377619

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

So this new 9000HP traction motors developed by CLW will based on WAP-7/WAG-9 loco chassis/frames? Or will WAP-5 sets also receive these new traction motors coupled with recently unveiled aerodynamic enhancements to give it enough oomph to haul Raj train sets effortlessly at around 200 Kph by a sing...
by Zynda
15 Dec 2018 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1801
Views: 220008

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

For BIF forces, hampering any positives which may help NDA to retain power is more important than helping the nation & its pride...however smallways it may be. NDTV idiots somehow got hold of Vijay Mallaya and have put up an article of that interview. India Focused On Getting Me Than Recovering ...
by Zynda
02 Dec 2018 21:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2429
Views: 59833

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Not appropriate & OT...but it seems like Neil Degrasse Tyson is being investigated for sexual misconduct by Fox/NatGeo. I think Lawrence Krauss was investigated by ASU last year for similar claims by a whole bunch of women, found guilty & is currently suspended (?). I guess the fame goes in ...
by Zynda
27 Nov 2018 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 6825

Re: Aero India 2019

Tejas will be part of the show...either flown by ADA Test Pilots or IAF ones. I really hope MiG-35 will be at AI as well...even though it likely won't be selected. Would love to see its display close-up. AI-19 may be like redeux of AI-11 when all contestants of MMRCA 1.0 flew and it was awesome.
by Zynda
23 Nov 2018 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 727
Views: 45161

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Stupid NDTV is pushing news articles & after another on this violator's death. Obviously the agenda is to build up sympathy for the American EJ violator... Just check out the news articles headlines from today "Satan's Last Stronghold...?" US Man Wrote Before Death On Andaman Island Af...
by Zynda
22 Nov 2018 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 6825

Re: Aero India 2019

It seems like in Feb 2nd week, Abu Dhabi Air show will be happening as well. Many international companies have requested AI folks to post pone our show by a few days to a week so that they can better plan logistics of attending two shows...also since in terms of commercial value/market, Abu Dhabi fa...
by Zynda
21 Nov 2018 11:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4860
Views: 364604

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I don't think it will be the actual jet...probably a mock up/scale model. BTW, Genser Aerospace has a very small team and I haven't heard anything about them recruiting, at least even the half of numbers required to pull off a project like above. I hope to be proven wrong but I do believe it is a ca...
by Zynda
12 Nov 2018 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3099
Views: 406718

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I believe we have lost 3 of our jawans to Paki sniper fire in the last week alone. I don't know what the best way to counter Paki sniper fire...by our snipers (difficult to locate most of snipers along LoC)...perhaps it is to escalate the situation to make it unaffordable by TSP to continue to use s...
by Zynda
09 Nov 2018 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3444
Views: 565514

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Airshow China 2018: Upgraded Z-10ME attack helicopter breaks cover https://www.janes.com/images/assets/433/84433/p1732802_main.jpg The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has unveiled an improved version of its Zhishengji-10ME (Z-10ME), an export-oriented variant of the People's Liberatio...
by Zynda
09 Nov 2018 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3099
Views: 406718

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Pak is increasingly using snipers along the border to target our jawans. One more BSF jawan killed today from sniper fire. Perhaps more learned people can suggest what anti-sniper tactics we can use to counter this. Even if we kill 10 of their personnel for each death of ours, it would not shake the...
by Zynda
09 Nov 2018 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1525
Views: 205624

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Russians are equally good at presentation of their MIL hardware. Awesome Su-57 PAK-FA footage of its low-level photoshoot :). The plane does look really good.

by Zynda
08 Nov 2018 11:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3007
Views: 377619

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Trust me, IR does some rudimentary wind tunnel analysis of its locomotives. I've seen WT models of WAP-4 & WAP-7 (not the above loco). Was surprised and pleased to see those WT models. I am sure they would have done some CFD analysis on the modified locomotive to rough out the edges in design......
by Zynda
06 Nov 2018 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1801
Views: 220008

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The link takes to an older date. Anyways, if the above is true and if BJP comes back to power in 2019, time to make life difficult for British interests in India. If UPA-3 happens, I doubt they will be as enthused to pursue this case (in fact, he may come back to India after getting some sort of par...
by Zynda
03 Nov 2018 11:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 437
Views: 54083

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Don't know where to put this in. A knee-jerk policy of banning new private vehicles registration for the next two years in Bangalore is being considered by State Govt to curb ever growing traffic issue on BLR roads and also to mitigate air pollution. http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/...
by Zynda
20 Oct 2018 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 544
Views: 44956

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

How will this CAATSA sanctions if applied, affect the purchase of hardwares like MRH S-70 from YooEss? Also will sanctions affect Lockeed airframe components fab operations at TASL in HYD? More importantly, will it affect on-going C-17, C-180, P-8I PBL programs? I guess certain hardwares like Guardi...
by Zynda
20 Oct 2018 21:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3007
Views: 377619

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

First pic of completed (?) exterior pic of Train-18. Looks not too bad...
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I am not sure if required tests can be done and required safety clearances can be obtained in a few months. I'd think first service might start around mid-2019.
by Zynda
19 Oct 2018 19:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3007
Views: 377619

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^Totally tangential, but from BLR South to Majestic, in metro, usually the travel time is anywhere between 10 to 30 minutes. I doubt there is space available at Majestic for a HSR terminal (unless they decide to build one below ground underneath existing station...like how they have done in NY Penn...
by Zynda
19 Oct 2018 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1525
Views: 205624

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Bravo Russia. Are there any plans of using PD-14 derivatives to power Il-476 variants in the future? With C-17 acquisition capped at 11 planes, we would certainly need further frames to augment & replace existing Gajrajs. I think 476 is the only plane that is currently or in near future availabl...
by Zynda
11 Oct 2018 08:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4109
Views: 348035

Re: Internal Security Watch

How many DRDO/HAL/CSIR scientists/engineers post on these kinds of boards? Very small number and even the folks who post, do it very rarely. Yes, the grasp of seriousness of sensitive info in India is probably not at the level it is desired but trust me, it is very hard to get info out of folks. The...
by Zynda
06 Oct 2018 21:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3007
Views: 377619

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

From SSC forum: Pathetic! Indian Railways suffers losses as passengers steal towels, bedsheets, blankets from trains In the last fiscal alone several items were stolen from long-distance trains including 1.95 lakh towels, 81,736 bedsheets, 55,573 pillow covers, 5,038 pillows and 7,043 blankets India...
by Zynda
05 Oct 2018 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3422
Views: 721387

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

The kind of influence LCA program has had on current & future aerospace programs is immense. To appreciate it, one has to hear it from experts & rookie scientists who are on the beneficial receiving end. From my recent interactions, learnt that now "experts" from ADA are being cons...
by Zynda
01 Oct 2018 21:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2642
Views: 425332

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Not sure if this is the right thread, but found this interesting document about current employment condition in India. https://cse.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/State_of_Working_India_2018.pdf Key take away: 1. Growth Creates fewer Jobs than it used to: A 10% increase in GDP...
by Zynda
27 Sep 2018 19:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4860
Views: 364604

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Per this WSJ article, Comac C919 program saved GE's struggling avionics group How China Systematically Pries Technology From U.S. Companies Beijing leans on an array of levers to extract intellectual property—sometimes coercively Full article onlee for paid customers...below is excerpt. When China s...
by Zynda
22 Sep 2018 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2247
Views: 196726

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: 3007
Views: 377619

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: 12524

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: 544
Views: 44956

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: 2653
Views: 265924

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: 4860
Views: 364604

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 - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2224
Views: 131140

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: 963
Views: 149610

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: 4860
Views: 364604

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: 2247
Views: 196726

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...

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