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by Zynda
20 Oct 2018 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 511
Views: 38507

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: 2537
Views: 306515

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: 2537
Views: 306515

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: 1430
Views: 180132

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: 4006
Views: 314618

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: 2537
Views: 306515

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: 2648
Views: 532652

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: 2198
Views: 343492

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: 4611
Views: 336190

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: 1633
Views: 137505

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: 2537
Views: 306515

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: 11996

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: 511
Views: 38507

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: 259180

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: 4611
Views: 336190

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: 877
Views: 42335

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: 866
Views: 128784

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: 4611
Views: 336190

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: 1633
Views: 137505

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: 1956
Views: 348589

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: 1884
Views: 235971

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: 4226
Views: 373224

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: 1884
Views: 235971

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: 2209
Views: 379514

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: 4226
Views: 373224

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: 2648
Views: 532652

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: 539
Views: 61895

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: 2392
Views: 53045

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: 1578
Views: 188710

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: 1578
Views: 188710

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: 3649
Views: 472777

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: 4233
Views: 685253

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: 1578
Views: 188710

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: 4226
Views: 373224

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: 259180

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: 49774

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: 234254

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: 4611
Views: 336190

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: 4611
Views: 336190

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: 5446
Views: 501056

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 ...

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