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by SriKumar
31 May 2020 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4397
Views: 779328

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Couple of comments: 1. In 1962, the main reverses were in Arunachal Pradesh, primarily in the Thag La/Tawang area and at the eastern-most tip (Kameng sector). In Ladakh area, IA held the line and gave battle to the Chinese and were in a good position, not over-run by China. In 1962, India was ill-pr...
by SriKumar
24 May 2020 22:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2620
Views: 142819

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

I think part of the answer depends on the 'usual color' of mountains. Many of them are covered with trees (green) and many of them are rocky which are mostly darkcolored (like granite). I have to belive that some of the scattered blue light in the sky relfects off the mountains (and everything else,...
by SriKumar
24 May 2020 21:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5726
Views: 573457

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Good point, completely forgot about the attachments internal to the nacelle. Based on this picture (https://www.safran-group.com/image/241), the FADEC system is probably the gray box on the right side in the picture above (4 o'clock position, forward looking aft) but any and all components are criti...
by SriKumar
24 May 2020 20:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5726
Views: 573457

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

https://www.dawn.com/news/1559061 This witness would be credible, he is sweeper in the airport and was waiting for hte plane to land so he could get in to clean it. Sweeper's name is Masih (not surprising). He said it tried to land twice and the landing gear was not coming out. The second time it hi...
by SriKumar
24 May 2020 19:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5726
Views: 573457

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The aircraft seen after the go around, RAT deployed, scrape marks on both engines and white smoke coming out of the engine. It's obvious that the landing gear was not deployed during the first attempt to land resulting in the engine scrape. (Photo: Pakistan Plane Spotters/Hamza Omer): Based on a ka...
by SriKumar
23 May 2020 23:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5726
Views: 573457

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^^ One of the survivors reports a big jolt to the plane (maybe twice?) and the pilot came on soon after warning about a 'troublesome landing', the jolt may be deploying the Ram Air turbine you refer to. Anyway, it has been reported that the 'black boxes' have been found. So the authorities will kno...
by SriKumar
23 May 2020 23:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5726
Views: 573457

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Above video, if zoomed in, appears to show that the landing gear is deployed, i.e. in the second landing attempt. Survivor's statements indicate that in the first attempt at landing something did not go right. People started praying after that. The fact that the plane could acsend up after first lan...
by SriKumar
23 May 2020 06:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5726
Views: 573457

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

1. The ATC recording of the conversation says 'we lost engines' and not 'we lost both engines'. 2. There is one video of the plane in its final moments....pretty clear video (plane going from right to left across the screen). Pretty high Angle of attack. Saw it on TV news but not found on the web ye...
by SriKumar
16 May 2020 16:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2620
Views: 142819

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Behind a paywall.
by SriKumar
16 May 2020 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3609
Views: 610536

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I am confused when people just say "we will split them". Let's say Pak is somehow split into 5 parts. What prevents them from combining up again? . In the Indian sub-continent, whenever there has been a split of a political entity like a state or a country, have the split parties ever wil...
by SriKumar
04 May 2020 22:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Doing hot water sipping & stream inhalations daily (at least twice a day)... .. Gunvor Cuomo pretty much confirmed explicitly yesterday what you were saying .....that NYC was hit badly because flights from Europe were not blocked or screened properly. the focus was on flights from China and for...
by SriKumar
27 Apr 2020 06:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 76050

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

^^^THe above post does make for some funny reading....cynical and realistic... :lol: There are some posts (and posters) on some threads that, when I read them, I go ....whaaaaat? I saw not even a hat tip to realism in specific instances. But yes, I have been accused of being cynical in real life, if...
by SriKumar
26 Apr 2020 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The worldometer/info website for new cases in the US (and world) seems really funky and wonky. I looked up the number of new cases today for *yesterday* i.e. 24 hours ago mid-night GMT, And that was at 10,000+ !!. And the guvnor of NY (Cuomo) his press conference today indicates there were 1000 new ...
by SriKumar
25 Apr 2020 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668144

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I feel the same way, but one cannot force cooperation beyond a point - it should come from within. Maybe the simpler explanation is that there is a parallel political/authority structure? When orders from govt are not followed, but they are followed when some one else outside of govt intervenes, th...
by SriKumar
25 Apr 2020 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

THe briefing yesterday showed Bill Bryan post some results of mortality testing done on viruses. THis is the first study I am seeing after the initial study 2 months ago. THe full video is further below....and this is the one that lead to the next set of statements that was variously seen on this th...
by SriKumar
22 Apr 2020 03:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The 12,000 new case number on Apr 15 is a bit of an outlier and I was puzzled when I first saw it. I was expecting it to be around 7K that day (following previous day trends) at the worst. Previous to that, the high was about 10,000 around Apr 10, and it grradually started to come down; but in space...
by SriKumar
20 Apr 2020 03:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 76050

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

. Germany sends China £130billion bill for 'coronavirus damages' – sparks fury in Beijing Germany has sparked outrage in China after a major newspaper put together a £130bn invoice that Beijing "owes" Berlin following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Germany has followed France, th...
by SriKumar
14 Apr 2020 08:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 76050

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

^^^ New YOrk city seems to be on the mend. I am following 'New Cases' only, and not deaths. New cases, IMHO, is the first and best indicator of improvement (and not # of deaths). # of deaths is more complex- pre-exisiting conditions etc can skew results. And if new cases drop, deaths will drop by de...
by SriKumar
10 Apr 2020 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668144

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Condemnation of Jamaat's proclivities muted: Manish Tewari From the report. Tewari rued that the “condemnation of proclivities of Tablighi Jamat by progressives was muted” in India while “reaction against them was stronger in Pakistan & Islamic Nations.”.... He said if mainstream Muslims do not...
by SriKumar
10 Apr 2020 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Can someone figure out why - in Jan & Feb, were so few Chinese outside Wuhan infected ? The number of people travelling from Wuhan to other parts of China, through high speed rail and air, is exponentially more than those travelling abroad (who have since infected 1.6 million people and killed ...
by SriKumar
10 Apr 2020 04:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 76050

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

I feel land/real estate cost has been the biggest reason why manufacturing has not taken off... The reason why it has not taken off.. is becoz the train has already left the station. Just like we had first movers advantage with IT services, Chinis had first movers advantage with manufacturing, whil...
by SriKumar
08 Apr 2020 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

India's response to Wuhan Coronavirus 1. First high level meeting on Covid-19 held by the Prime Minister’s Office on 25 January, five days before the first case of India was reported in Kerala on 30 January. THIs is exactly 1 day after Chinese govt locked down Wuhan city. The GOI reacted immediatel...
by SriKumar
06 Apr 2020 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668144

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Were the street lights out too? If so, I hope one of the numerous satellites would have taken a picture of India at that time, in the night.
Even with street lights on, a space photo should show some difference for tonght vs. other nights.
by SriKumar
05 Apr 2020 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The truth is two months ago when Wuhan went into lockdown whatever they were hiding is meaningless. When they locked down a city of 11M what more information do you really need? Fully agree with this statement. It is well-known that China is secretive, especially with its economic data. So when the...
by SriKumar
04 Apr 2020 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

When citizens do not cooperate with govt instructions, and will follow instructions from other sources, it smacks of a parallel law-and-order framework, competing with GOI. Why does Yediyurappa need to meet with Muslim MLAs to get compliance? https://www.deccanherald.com/state/top-karnataka-stories/...
by SriKumar
31 Mar 2020 06:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A thought just struck me about how much longer can the Indian pulbic continue to rely on the police to 'do this and do that', in terms of keeping order, enforcing curfew, arresting quarantine escapees and returning them to their isolation ward etc. Self-regulation is the critical need of day. Each t...
by SriKumar
31 Mar 2020 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 76050

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

China is doing what is good for them. I dont care how they run their society. It is our mistake to have given so much leverage to them. They have not waged physical war on anyone. Move the supply chain out if you can. I've said it once before and will say it again: At one point in the past, how Chi...
by SriKumar
30 Mar 2020 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

GIven the paucity of information of survivability of virus on surfaces even two months after it wreaked havoc over 2 continents, I am scouring around for other sources. Found this article published in 2010 (Hong Kong-based researchers) on SARS Coronavirus https://www.hindawi.com/journals/av/2011/734...
by SriKumar
29 Mar 2020 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Looks like some heads rolling for the reverse-migration fiasco in Delhi: https://twitter.com/sidhant/status/1244316231756201984?s=20 Not sure if action was taken by Centre or state though (I think it would be the former). Added later: Confirmation from various journalists on twitter that Amit Shah'...
by SriKumar
29 Mar 2020 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 76050

Re: Post-Covid19 World and India

I think the biggest opportunity provided is to clean house internally, both figuratively and literally. I see this situation as the closest to a warlike situation that has come to the home of every Indian, in every state and not just at the borders like most wars were (KArgil, 1971 etc. etc.). Those...
by SriKumar
28 Mar 2020 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The boys have been issued authorisation letter from our organisation as per MHA circular, as we fall under essential services, but the speed of lathi exceeds the speed with which the boys can pull the letter out of their pocket. Plus some of the police men have not been accepting the authorisation ...
by SriKumar
27 Mar 2020 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Chola...:lol: that's a seriously funny comment about the Brit PM.

Reference to your last para in the earlier post - what are the US businesses actually worried about, that they could get blamed in future if a virus comes out of US? What do they see as incorrect in the current stream of criticism?
by SriKumar
27 Mar 2020 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Well, Amreekis are hell bent on catching and dethroning the chinis for the Corona crown. Already passed Italy. Should overtake Cheen by tomorrow. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/florida-coronavirus-cases-surge-spring-breakers-express-regret-n1168686 The writing on the wall pretty clearly was t...
by SriKumar
26 Mar 2020 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/china-poses-substantial-threat-to-americans-health-way-of-life-mike-pompeo/articleshow/74824406.cms The starting of the end game for Xi?? I think in the coming days there will be Bi-partisan support for dissing CCP and China for withholding information a...
by SriKumar
25 Mar 2020 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

agreed. If shops are open for a limited time only then all will descend on them at that same time. Not sustainable in large cities. Will cause chaos. There is a lesson in this from the demonetization exercise. Food and medicines have to have unhindered access or else....it will be worse than demonet...
by SriKumar
25 Mar 2020 05:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

the 21-day lock down....is there a provision for an open timeslot for people to buy vegetables/rice and medicines? Will medical shops be open during this time duration? expecting to prepare for 21 days in 1 day is untenable. Has lockdown started already? Yes to all. Keep in mind that Sec 144 is dif...
by SriKumar
25 Mar 2020 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

the 21-day lock down....is there a provision for an open timeslot for people to buy vegetables/rice and medicines? Will medical shops be open during this time duration? expecting to prepare for 21 days in 1 day is untenable. Has lockdown started already?
by SriKumar
24 Mar 2020 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

One thing is clear- Indian doctors and medical community at large have multiple decades (5+) of field experience prescribing chloroquine (probably the highest in the world, my opinion). The knowledge is institutional now. I think they will have an understanding of the limits and side effects and its...
by SriKumar
24 Mar 2020 16:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Just as a single datum point ..... I've had malaria a couple of times in the past, and was prescribed chloroquine- don't recall exact name (or whatever version was sold in the local medical store). Once or twice the diagnosis was not even confirmed by a blood test (was based on just visible symptoms...
by SriKumar
24 Mar 2020 04:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6516
Views: 611646

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

No one in business actually thinks they subsidized low end products like toys. You subsidize select, critical industries until they mature. Cheen would have gone bankrupt ages ago and would have no infrastructure today if they had subsidized everything. It is economically impossible to lose money o...

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