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by pandyan
28 Mar 2020 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4430
Views: 326037

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Coronavirus: The woman behind India's first testing kit https://www.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-woman-behind-indias-first-000609807.html On Thursday, the first made-in-India coronavirus testing kits reached the market, raising hopes of an increase in screening of patients with flu symptoms to confirm...
by pandyan
18 Mar 2020 02:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3919
Views: 429858

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Looks like in Saudi during normal days if 7 or 8 are seen together discussing, police uncle will stop by to enquire. I wonder how Saudi will handle the protestors?
by pandyan
18 Mar 2020 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 663858

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

He has not said this at all. He has said the Su-30 with its long range radar can do this vs its opposition. That does not mean most of LCAs opponent have the same performance. He in fact mentioned the LCA has a low signature + a long range radar making it a tough opponent. Karan - HVT's statement b...
by pandyan
27 Feb 2020 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3919
Views: 429858

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

1. Conviction - underlying everything is a strong conviction that killing and destroying unbelievers is what God wants. Kafirs are inferior in every way. You will see this pervasive across all levels of society. Infact more in the 'educated'. 2. Transmission - Mosques are the primary transmission c...
by pandyan
17 Feb 2020 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246661

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

Manish_Sharma wrote:In intense 15 days war a 20,000 hrs airframe will give huge advantage vs 6,000 hours airframe.

*in theory*

ruski stuff is doing just fine in syria
by pandyan
17 Feb 2020 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3980
Views: 614077

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

https://twitter.com/palepurshankar/status/1228159225706139649 Any defence msme or startup wants to get incubated at IITM Research Park? Mentorship Guaranteed at your location. Get in touch with either Gen Dua or me. We are committed to indigenisation. I am putting together a platform for startups. ...
by pandyan
09 Feb 2020 22:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 152
Views: 16332

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

Suraj saar - did you ride the tsla wave? I know you were closely following tesla battery tech
by pandyan
09 Feb 2020 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1050882

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

The Japanese are the world leaders in CMC. GE is bringing that technology to bear in the LEAP engines.But IHI has already flown that their Xf5-1 engines which also uses CMCs in the their ShinShin X-2 aircraft. The XF5-1 generate 49 kN of wet thrust with an HTFE sized engine. The XF9 figures are eve...
by pandyan
09 Feb 2020 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70643

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Great Interview with CEO of SSS Defence https://kaypius.com/2020/02/08/exchanging-shots-with-sss-defence-lessons-for-make-in-india/ In a first for a private Indian firm, Bengaluru-headquartered Stumpp Schuele & Somappa Defence (SSS Defence) stormed the indigenous arms and ammunition space with t...
by pandyan
09 Feb 2020 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25763

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

Great Interview with CEO of SSS Defence https://kaypius.com/2020/02/08/exchanging-shots-with-sss-defence-lessons-for-make-in-india/ In a first for a private Indian firm, Bengaluru-headquartered Stumpp Schuele & Somappa Defence (SSS Defence) stormed the indigenous arms and ammunition space with t...
by pandyan
13 Jan 2020 07:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67638

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

What an achievement! Incredible feeling!
In general, for launch wouldn't carrier line up in the direction of the wind? The wind cone is blowing the other way. Infact, launch is more difficult in this scenario (with my pea brain sized understanding)
by pandyan
05 Oct 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942465

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: 1537
Views: 244669

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: 1537
Views: 244669

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: 3904
Views: 587239

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: 3904
Views: 587239

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: 3599
Views: 621696

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: 3591
Views: 593477

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: 152
Views: 16332

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: 3408
Views: 545426

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: 5446
Views: 552508

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: 152
Views: 16332

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: 2306
Views: 663858

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: 3591
Views: 593477

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: 3591
Views: 593477

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: 3591
Views: 593477

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: 3591
Views: 593477

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: 3591
Views: 593477

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: 3591
Views: 593477

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: 3591
Views: 593477

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: 3591
Views: 593477

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: 3591
Views: 593477

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: 247
Views: 23360

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: 1931

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: 1931

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: 3904
Views: 587239

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: 2219
Views: 289235

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: 247
Views: 23360

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: 2630
Views: 612500

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...

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