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by Nalla Baalu
31 Mar 2020 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4712
Views: 354498

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Pratyush wrote:IIRC, BiPap machine is for sleep apnea. Don't know how effective it will be for dealing with CCP virus.


Interesting. Likely a case of the distributors pulling a fast one on clue-less hoarders.
by Nalla Baalu
31 Mar 2020 08:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4712
Views: 354498

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Incredible! Hoarding Extremes of Ventilators. WELL-OFF STOCKPILING VENTILATORS Naman Jain of Teerthanker Mahaveer Traders in Delhi disclosed how high-ranking officials and housing societies are stockpiling portable ventilators, just in case. An assistant commissioner of police, he insisted, was one...
by Nalla Baalu
30 Mar 2020 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4712
Views: 354498

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Fervently hope Powers-that-are are using all technical means available to keep tabs on large-size congregations of last 2-3 weeks and in real time. Especially in hot spot clusters.
by Nalla Baalu
30 Mar 2020 19:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4712
Views: 354498

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

According to this news report, some of the recent cases across the country have been traced back to this event.

SRoy wrote:In the meanwhile, Delhi Police has cordon off Nizamuddin. Peacefuls in Tableeghi Jamaat gathering were over thousands. Some 300 were found COVID19 positive today.
by Nalla Baalu
22 Mar 2020 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4712
Views: 354498

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

CDC has done away with the need to validate test from about a week ago. CDC testing page ^^^ Not really. PResumptive positive means that the patient has been tested and the test came out positive, but the test result is to be confirmed by the CDC (not sure if they re-test a portion sample or just lo...
by Nalla Baalu
08 Oct 2019 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 670404

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

C saar, I agree. Initial years of operational service is also where you discover early life failure modes related to Serial Production QA/QC pit-falls, workmanship, etc. Once these are addressed out, random failure modes and wear related failure modes remain. The former get tackled with some proacti...
by Nalla Baalu
01 Oct 2019 06:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160920

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Poof. Didnt read Indranil's post about time stamps above.
by Nalla Baalu
30 Sep 2019 04:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160920

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Saar, at Vizag, you can watch Mig-29K on landing approach and take-off roll from INS Dega, standing in balconies of most apartment buildings. Earlier this summer, they were buzzing the skies every morning like clock-work. You can also spot them parked under sheds from waiting lounge of VTZ airport. ...
by Nalla Baalu
29 Sep 2019 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 81809

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Apparently edges of any accessible panel could potentially act as reflective edge on low frequncy radars, so practice is to line them up similar to main angles of the jet.
abhik wrote:Probably some sort of antenna, F-35 has a very distinct lighter colored hexagon that is reportedly a GPS antenna.
by Nalla Baalu
29 Sep 2019 04:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 81809

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Them, twin hexagons on the spine, refuelling receptacle doors? Dont recall seeing them in AI2019 images of Aam-Kha

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/Leopard212/status/1174609089575309312 ---> Rajnath Singh meets the AMCA scale model.

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by Nalla Baalu
28 Sep 2019 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4461
Views: 528220

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Yes, according to the news reports, pepetrator was nabbed later that afternoon.

Mort Walker wrote:^^^Has the killer been caught? I can’t tell from the news reports.
by Nalla Baalu
23 Sep 2019 06:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587992

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

More like a minor irritant to folks who were using one of the 5-odd entrances into the NRG stadium. On my way into the stadium, I could see a stretch of quarter-mile (on a street with total four lanes) cordoned-off for protestors numbering 250-300. By the time event ended they were no where to be se...
by Nalla Baalu
23 Sep 2019 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587992

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

But, nothing can prepare you for 50K compatriots singing aloud Jana Gana Mana . Goose Bumps! PS: I heard from folks watching on TV/Youtube that crowd chanting/responses were not captured. Must be the acoustics of the place or microphones on devices. The kids messed up the Indian anthem, IMHO. Probab...
by Nalla Baalu
22 Sep 2019 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587992

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is a rancous one on Kirby south of Westridge at the entrance to NRG Blue lot. Banners, flags and works!


mappunni wrote:Humongous crowds in Houston. No signs of protests. Crowds going crazy.
by Nalla Baalu
21 Sep 2019 08:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587992

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

CRS saar, Me was waitlisted due to late registration, thankfully confirmed earlier in the week but consigned to nose-bleed section onlee. Looking forward to the event. Yes, I too am traveling from Dallas but I am driving myself, planning on driving tomorrow afternoon. IANT is the organization thru w...
by Nalla Baalu
21 Sep 2019 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648235

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Vikram Lander's uncontrolled descent.

Karan M wrote:Its ok, no big deal. BTW, what happened on September 7th.
by Nalla Baalu
21 Sep 2019 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648235

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Mihir wrote:
Nalla Baalu wrote:

*Rubs eyes*

A rare sighting! Could it really be...?

Looks like someone is taking great efforts to revive historic BRF assets! :eek:


Apologies gents for crying wolf!

I blame my current bout of posts to despair post-Sept 7th.

Cheers onlee!
by Nalla Baalu
20 Sep 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648235

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Pretty sad commentary of state of things back then. I wager the developer and intended user were given Hobson's choice: take it or leave it. Developer in this case unwittingly becomes punching bag for auditors. The Week's Article on CAG Observations :eek: Was unaware of this. May I point out one unp...
by Nalla Baalu
20 Sep 2019 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648235

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

:eek: Was unaware of this.
Karan M wrote:May I point out one unpopular point, though..the aircraft didn't meet IAF ASR requirements, but was chosen nonetheless (vs other better alternatives).
...
by Nalla Baalu
19 Sep 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 648235

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Agree. Everyone and their naani know that airframe supplier had to "deal" to win contract with the previous govt. It is rather unfair to put the blame exclusively on them. Have RM issue a "kadi ninda" and a token fine for unethical practices and get the program back online. why c...
by Nalla Baalu
19 Sep 2019 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 624739

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Also, the tactics employed depend on defensive posturing of the adversary. In this case, apparently using rocky outcrops on the slope as shields. No line of sight. Perhaps, lofty trajectory of UBG or mortar helps. Aim for impact right behind the outcrop and radius of impact should get them. With equ...
by Nalla Baalu
16 Sep 2019 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3980
Views: 615213

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

Upfront there was a disclaimer that he is not getting into indigenisation of strategic systems. Significant detail on kind of collaboration with academia and industry. Mentions which universities have got what going on. Talked on modes of industrial hand holding: built-to-specs, built-to-design, for...
by Nalla Baalu
15 Sep 2019 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 658750

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Any fellow jingos registered for this Modi event @ Houston?

vijayk wrote:https://thewire.in/diplomacy/trump-might-appear-at-modi-rally-in-houston/amp

Trump might appear at Modi event
by Nalla Baalu
15 Sep 2019 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3980
Views: 615213

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

Reminds me of similar such interaction of Dr. Reddy immediately after ASAT test earlier rhis year. The press corps with cameras had full access to all the visuals, but the official cameraman freezes the frame of the DRDO chief. Apparently resident editor/producer has not heard of picture-in-picture ...
by Nalla Baalu
15 Sep 2019 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 289533

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/magazine/cover-story/story/20190923-what-went-wrong-with-vikram-1598302-2019-09-13?__twitter_impression=true Raj Chengappa (appears like he bides his time nowadays to write only on 'epochal' events) alludes to potential trouble during 'Absolute Navigation Phase' that wa...
by Nalla Baalu
14 Sep 2019 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 289533

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Interesting comment on sloshing from the good advisor, but I would be really surprised if this issue has not been addressed by rocket-scientists. In other industries, eg: where hydrualic controls are employed, this problem is solved by storing control fluid in accumulators. The pre-charge, typically...
by Nalla Baalu
13 Sep 2019 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 289533

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

UB saar, please to refer below from yak's mouth. Lander carried 3x redundant altimeters onlee, 2x ka-band and 1x laser. Gee! Interest dropped faster than the term "Kashmir" from the news. Sep. 15 is still far away. Question: How do they know the altimeter was not off? That is what happened...
by Nalla Baalu
09 Sep 2019 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 289533

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

R saar, entire descent was autonomous without any control signal from the Orbiter or the MCC. JayS, What if the 500m shortfall from target landing zone had rocks and caused the lander to tilt sideways. And communications were lost at time of velocity=58m/sec. Maybe the lander went autopilot and did ...
by Nalla Baalu
07 Sep 2019 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 289533

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

I presume that cylinder is the payload adapter that Vikram 'sat-on' until the recent separation. The length possibly dictated by the need to keep lander's legs clear off orbiter body/chassis/instruments. From News18: Is that a ‘UGE camera or what? https://images.news18.com/ibnlive/uploads/2019/07/Or...
by Nalla Baalu
23 Aug 2019 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 658750

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Hyderbad US consulate has longest waiting times in India for Visa appointments. Current waiting time for H1B visa appointment @ HYD is in excess of 4 months. They are currently using Chiran fort (Nizam vintage?) in Begumpet. They are literally using windows of the main building as interview counters...
by Nalla Baalu
25 May 2019 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 146748

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I am unaware of the context in which this expression was used, but I am guessing the word used may have been bondha and not bondu . Bondu/bondhu: Draw-string, as in what is used to fasten a loose pajama around waist Bonda/bondha: Burial mound, as in the spot a dead body has been interred at. During ...
by Nalla Baalu
25 May 2019 07:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 146748

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Analysis of the results by Rajat Sharma @ IndiaTV. Savor this: BJP skewered Scamgress in 133 of 137 seats where they were one-on-one.

by Nalla Baalu
23 May 2019 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 146748

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Sumeet wrote:Where is Dilbu ? We need him till 4 PM India time.
Sumeet wrote:Where is Dilbu ? We need him till 4 PM India time.


Dilbu saar is giving 'my dog ate my update report' excuse to get out of his customer meeting at 2 PM!
by Nalla Baalu
19 May 2019 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 583324

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Ardeshir wrote:
KL Dubey wrote:^^LOL, at least they could have removed the headline logo "India with RG" to project credibility....

What credibility, hainjee? :lol:


For why is NDA placed on top of the table in withRG exit poll? What order is it?
by Nalla Baalu
19 May 2019 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 583324

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

A_Gupta wrote:Which pollster was most accurate in 2014?


Today's Chanakya
by Nalla Baalu
03 May 2019 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2608
Views: 716582

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karakat sahab, I am speaking of the emboldened part. Nirbhay has a single piece wing which rotates along the midpoint to deploy, so on one side it will be on the upper side and on the lower side on the other It opens on the the bottom on both sides. Kakarat saar is obviously picturing missile in bo...
by Nalla Baalu
03 May 2019 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2608
Views: 716582

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

How :wink: Like this https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR5KayIIi4ur_oiXgqe4Vt-uWlTHpx393kuVcrqOW49_2yko28y1Q Kakarat saar, please post a link to the video the above image is captured from. The test engineer I presume is demonstrating how single piece wing snaps into position.
by Nalla Baalu
02 May 2019 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2608
Views: 716582

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

we really have no indication the Nirbhay has any sea skimming capability Please watch the interview with the Nirbhay scientists by Anantha Krishna M Low altitude (multiple media reports with 5m references) and shore-hugging (stay below shore based radar envelopes) capabilities were specifically cal...
by Nalla Baalu
19 Apr 2019 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4221
Views: 949824

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Incidentally, yesterday when I was watching a video of this, YouTube app recommended an amateur video of how SpaceX manages the accuracy. Among other things like restartable motors, fine control thrusters, lattice vanes, most striking part was very structured product development with grasshopper(?)...

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