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by pandyan
05 Oct 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3671
Views: 797136

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

JTull wrote:Tankers: back to square one, has rebooted the acquisition process (new RFI) — expected to now be the Boeing KC-46 VS the Airbus A330 MRTT

Looks like this competition would go on until Boeing wins or presents a solution that can compete with A330.
by pandyan
25 Sep 2019 08:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1503
Views: 225611

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/oil-gas/india-could-review-long-term-lng-contract-prices-dharmendra-pradhan/articleshow/70838170.cms?from=mdr India imports 8.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG from Qatar under two long-term contracts and has tied up 5.8 million tonnes a year sup...
by pandyan
25 Sep 2019 07:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1503
Views: 225611

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Tellurian Signs $7.5 Billion LNG Pact With India’s Petronet https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-21/tellurian-signs-7-5-billion-pact-with-petronet-for-u-s-lng $2.5 B for 18% stake $5 B in debt commitment (what does this mean?) Benefits for India Delivery of 5 Mt LNG/year Gulf coast deliv...
by pandyan
25 Sep 2019 04:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3430
Views: 480505

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Mort Walker wrote:^^^Did you watch today’s press conference with Trump and Modi. Trump needs to say what he needs to and Modi will do what he needs to. Case closed.

I don't know who is buttering whom. :shock: :mrgreen:
by pandyan
25 Sep 2019 04:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3430
Views: 480505

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Tellurian Signs $7.5 Billion LNG Pact With India’s Petronet https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-21/tellurian-signs-7-5-billion-pact-with-petronet-for-u-s-lng $2.5 B for 18% stake $5 B in debt commitment (what does this mean?) To India Deliver 5 Mt LNG/year Gulf coast delivered cost $3-4...
by pandyan
13 Sep 2019 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3441
Views: 549216

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

This was the situation in 2012 (if you recall): https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-deploys-hi-tech-boats-to-counter-China-in-Ladakh-lake/articleshow/16634214.cms Now, at least on one particular stretch along the unresolved 4,057-km Line of Actual Control (LAC), Indian soldiers can final...
by pandyan
31 Aug 2019 23:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3528
Views: 544292

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Great post, Saar!
by pandyan
31 Aug 2019 23:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 106
Views: 8626

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

The data clearly shows that for the first 50,000 miles (100,000 km), most Tesla battery packs will lose about 5% of their capacity, but after the 50,000-mile mark, the capacity levels off and it looks like it could be difficult to make a pack degrade by another 5%. The trend line currently suggests...
by pandyan
31 Aug 2019 03:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3048
Views: 418811

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

A_Gupta wrote:Abhijit Iyer-Mitra
https://theprint.in/opinion/demonetisat ... ep/283642/
Demonetisation, GST, now Kashmir. Modi govt doesn’t think beyond the first step

AIM - has onlee one BMW :((
Modi - has 3 BMW 7s. So, Modi knows better
by pandyan
26 Aug 2019 17:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5390
Views: 500298

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/sports-news-pv-sindhu-not-smart-says-korean-coach-kim-ji-hyun-behind-badminton-stars-course-correction/336994 Since losing the gold medal match against Carolina Marin in Rio Olympics 2016, PV Sindhu has struggled to find answers. For all her potential, the ...
by pandyan
26 Aug 2019 16:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 106
Views: 8626

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Looks like Li-ion batteries are designed for slow charge and rapid charging is okay for once-in-a-while. Per taxi drivers, if you do rapid charging every single time, it will seriously affect the life of the battery
by pandyan
23 Aug 2019 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1460
Views: 418146

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Just want to make a point of distinction. ISRO has a close system and full autonomy, where they are the initiators of tech dev, they are the developers, they own the funding, they own the full ownership, they control production, and they are the end customer (until recently no external customers as...
by pandyan
17 Aug 2019 20:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3528
Views: 544292

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

@Karthik S saar - thank you. I did not know TGV was one such example.

@arshyam saar - safety. I was thinking more in terms of synchronizing two or more engines, technology and connectivity needed for it.
by pandyan
17 Aug 2019 00:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3528
Views: 544292

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

CLW did some software modification and used a different gear ratio recently to increase the speed to 200kph. There are a few such "HS" WAP-5 locos now. Saar - how common [and safe] are these single engine or dual engine higher speed trains? Most higher speed passenger trains appear to be ...
by pandyan
14 Aug 2019 08:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3528
Views: 544292

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Interesting that it was tested at 180 KMPH (engine + one car). While the effort needs to be applauded, it sounds more of a message that it can also cross 180 just like Train 18 (and it was a big news when train 18 crossed that number with all passenger cars). Now, this option is pitched as semi-high...
by pandyan
11 Aug 2019 19:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3528
Views: 544292

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

looks like Medha Servo is the company that provided innovative propulsion system for Train 18. I wonder what kind of message Railways and petty turf wars is sending to private industries and risk takers. Either privatize ICF or come down hard on turf-war-mongers.
by pandyan
11 Aug 2019 01:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3528
Views: 544292

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

New papers are quoting "officials" without naming names. and one super duper official even claiming to "take to task" all the people who approved it (obviously hinting at senior retired folks who made this project happen) Train 18 team has accomplished great things and at a lower...
by pandyan
11 Aug 2019 01:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3528
Views: 544292

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Meanwhile, the man himself spake: ManiSudhanshu @ManiSudhanshu58 On a whole lot of people with a whole lot of concerns...on all those who are forever trying to teach something to others ... Shikwa-e-zulmat-e-shab* se kahin behtar tha, apne hisse ki ek shama jalate jaate * complaints about darkness o...
by pandyan
11 Aug 2019 01:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3528
Views: 544292

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Exclusive: Railway officials clear the air on Vande Bharat Express and the alleged ‘derailment of production’ https://www.opindia.com/2019/08/exclusive-railway-officials-clear-the-air-on-vande-bharat-express-and-the-alleged-derailment-of-production/ OpIndia reached out to senior railway officials to...
by pandyan
11 Aug 2019 01:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3528
Views: 544292

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Media reports suggest that the production of Train 18 has been halted. The truth, however, is very different https://rightlog.in/2019/08/vande-bharat-production-icf-01/ The production of Vande Bharat was stopped by the Railway ministry in Integral Coach Factory as the government aims to improve the ...
by pandyan
11 Aug 2019 01:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3528
Views: 544292

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

From Saurav Jha twitter feed @SJha1618 What’s derailing the ambitious Train-18 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/whats-derailing-the-ambitious-train-18/articleshow/70527465.cms?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=TOIDesktop At the heart of the Train-18 contro...
by pandyan
31 Jul 2019 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: United States - Human Rights Monitor
Replies: 226
Views: 18481

Re: United States - Human Rights Monitor

https://www.yahoo.com/news/arizona-man-learns-moms-body-213935162.html Arizona man learns mom's body sold to military, detonated in experiment KGO – San Francisco KGO – San Francisco 11 hours ago Her body was sold to the U.S. military for "blast testing," which involves strapping it to a ...
by pandyan
24 Jul 2019 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social media
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Social media

Peter Thiel talks fairly in-depth on philosophy of modern startups in his book Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future His view is capitalism is a profit killer as it tries to level the playing field for everyone. According to him, to make money in capitalistic society/economy, yo...
by pandyan
24 Jul 2019 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social media
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Social media

Abhibhushanji - Very interesting ted talk and hits the nail on the head. She is very brave to bell the cat! Rajeev Chandrasekhar accuses social media platforms of bias, demands law to fix accountability https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/rajeev-chandrasekhar-accuses-social-media-platforms-o...
by pandyan
23 Jul 2019 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3430
Views: 480505

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

PA might do the old gubo routine and promise trump what he wants in return for arms and alms. Trump's tongue lashing of im the dim notwithstanding. Afgh is a major drain and Trump doesn't like spending a dime on security of other countries. His nonchalant talk of nukes is pretty evident of how flip...
by pandyan
23 Jul 2019 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2182
Views: 258127

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Kakarat wrote:Can some one suggest me a free video editing software to edit the launch video for posting online


Saar...try shotcut. it is free and opensource with support for linux, windows and mac

https://shotcut.org/

If you want to try paid ones, powerdirector is pretty good. Also, some prefer adobe.
by pandyan
20 Jul 2019 16:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: United States - Human Rights Monitor
Replies: 226
Views: 18481

Re: United States - Human Rights Monitor

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/school-district-threatens-parents-their-children-could-be-placed-in-foster-care-for-unpaid-lunch-debts-182606606.html School district threatens parents their children could be 'placed in foster care' for unpaid lunch debts A Pennsylvania school district is under fire...
by pandyan
08 Jun 2019 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 471965

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Philippines showed middle finger to us after GRSE won the bid. May be something similar would happen in this case. Philippines Navy Under a modernization program, the Philippines Navy sought to purchase two light frigates, each displacing 2,000 tonnes (2,000 long tons; 2,200 short tons), spanning 10...
by pandyan
08 Jun 2019 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732026

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hari Sir, How exactly does a wire strike protection system work? From filmi shoots, I thought main rotor or tail rotor were the ones to get entangled first. However, WSPS seems to protect against wire strikes near windshield. How effective is this? Looks like additional instruments are needed. http...
by pandyan
05 Jun 2019 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732026

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hari Sir, How exactly does a wire strike protection system work? From filmi shoots, I thought main rotor or tail rotor were the ones to get entangled first. However, WSPS seems to protect against wire strikes near windshield. How effective is this? Looks like additional instruments are needed. Resul...
by pandyan
19 May 2019 09:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3430
Views: 480505

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

x-post https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/second-hindu-temple-burglarized-1-day-after-15k-worth-of-jewelry-stolen/950439491 A group of bold thieves has struck again, stealing thousands of dollars in gold from a second metro Atlanta Hindu temple. Just a day after thousands of dollars in jewelry was sto...
by pandyan
19 May 2019 09:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3767
Views: 411358

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/second-hindu-temple-burglarized-1-day-after-15k-worth-of-jewelry-stolen/950439491 A group of bold thieves has struck again, stealing thousands of dollars in gold from a second metro Atlanta Hindu temple. Just a day after thousands of dollars in jewelry was stolen fr...
by pandyan
16 May 2019 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 503921

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://defence-blog.com/army/russia-looking-for-replacement-for-troubled-pantsir-air-defense-system.html Currently, attempts are being made to develop for Russian Air Force new advanced version, called the Pantsir-SM, with latest electronics, radar, and new missiles. A new project is being funded ...
by pandyan
21 Apr 2019 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 529094

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Don't want to sound melodramatic but curse of an innocent woman brings down empires. Whole epic of Silippadikaram is about how the sea rose up to fulfill Kannagi's curse on Madurai. To chide Sadvi Pragya is to deny our culture and heritage. +1. small correction saar...Kannagi's wrath/curse burnt ma...
by pandyan
18 Mar 2019 01:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 8992

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

Very sad to hear. He will be remembered forever for selfless service, for being a team builder and for getting results. May you attain moksha dear sir.
by pandyan
25 Feb 2019 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732026

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^ in the same article Update @ 1.37pm: Five hours after Livefist’s report went up, HAL and Thales have just announced a contract with Thales to supply new rocket launchers for 18 Rudras and 15 Light Combat Helicopters. Statement out a short while ago: https://www.livefistdefence.com/wp-content/uploa...
by pandyan
24 Feb 2019 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 443
Views: 111766

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

Wonderful article IR and JayS.

Please extend the article or a followup to cover LCA Navy Mk2.

Interesting to see two different approaches in MK2 variants...canards and stabilators
by pandyan
14 Feb 2019 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 175017

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1095648013844992002 Mig 35 met all AQSR parameters If this is true, our procurement is a funny saga :D @DFI_Sancho Interesting by the fact that no Mig 35 was available by then (Mig 29 OVT and 29K did the trials), that neither the promised design changes, nor rada...
by pandyan
27 Jan 2019 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 202569

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

People who are dedicated to becoming can become temple priests irrespective of their background. Several mutts offer training and eventually depute them to manage temples. They also have rotation concept for new priests who go to established temples as assistant priests and gradually build experience.

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