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by vera_k
21 Jun 2018 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 680
Views: 62474

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^ Wasn't the question about what happens when the family is in the USA and has to move out due to circumstances? The government won't interfere unless the child wants it to. All bets are off if the child is able to get a job and a driver's license, and before that it depends on how strong the family...
by vera_k
21 Jun 2018 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 680
Views: 62474

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I have a question to gurus, My daughter has American passport. She is studying in India happily. We didn't go to US after I returned to India. Now if I come to US on H1 or on L1, and I loose job and want to return to India, will my daughter be snatched away from us? Can she return to India? I have ...
by vera_k
17 Jun 2018 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707682

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^
Wikipedia and available evidence of no MIRV.
by vera_k
17 Jun 2018 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707682

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

ramdas wrote:Paki ababeel seems to have 3 warheads. Do they have a miniaturized high yield physics package?


They have more warheads. Indian inventory is not as substantial.
by vera_k
04 Jun 2018 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1364
Views: 167319

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^ FDI is essential to get new tech. Without FDI it will take far longer to obtain and absorb.
by vera_k
23 May 2018 06:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3774
Views: 261914

Re: Internal Security Watch

The government, like the British, sees Indians as a nuisance

Lots of laws to hold people without even being charged for a long time.

Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug offenders, Forest offenders, Goondas, Immoral Traffic Offenders, Slum grabbers and Video Pirates Act :!:
by vera_k
02 May 2018 07:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1608
Views: 230907

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India’s Crude-Oil Crunch Four years ago, India exported $310 billion worth of goods a year. Now, it exports $302 billion a year If the rupee does in fact hit record lows, India shouldn’t mourn. It should see the new level as a boost for its exporters, an unhoped-for reduction in the price of Indian...
by vera_k
05 Apr 2018 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4267
Views: 689479

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

According to Wikipedia, the only active engine development program with any funding is for an engine for a UCAV. That perhaps explains the lack of progress or news on this front, as the UCAV project does not yet have a prototype.
by vera_k
02 Apr 2018 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1364
Views: 167319

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Re - the cost discussion From experience, expecting that a middle class lifestyle in the USA translates to a wealthy lifestyle in India does not work. For instance, sending the kids to a government school in the USA, and then wanting them to go to a private school in India does not pencil out. Howev...
by vera_k
24 Mar 2018 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1594
Views: 199906

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

When self driving cars are around the corner, shouldn't a future tank also be able to operate by itself? Maybe have 1 operator at most. This spec for a human crewed tank seems outdated at the outset :!:
by vera_k
16 Mar 2018 22:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1608
Views: 230907

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Supratik wrote:It is politics in AP not economics.


Which of these two is it, politically?

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by vera_k
18 Feb 2018 06:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1608
Views: 230907

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

All the more reason that these 20+ PSBs need to be merged, modernized and made more efficient. The NPA issue isn't going to fix itself when banks are so porous. They have to be sold. Unfortunately, I'm sure all said and done, we'll find some political involvement in this fraud given that the bank i...
by vera_k
03 Jan 2018 21:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1139
Views: 58364

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

The equivalent of AYUSH practitioners are already practicing and prescribing medicine. In fact many of them are highly paid and sought after even in urban areas. Of course, some of them are no better than faith healers who prey on people's hopes for a cure. I think best way out would be to have the ...
by vera_k
31 Dec 2017 05:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 680
Views: 62474

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Anger grows and hope fades as Puerto Rico’s ground zero remains without power Looking at the numbers, Puerto Rico will be without electricity for a very long time. 17 million conductors, which carry the electrical charge, are needed, but just 347,000 were on the island. Workers had 7,639 insulators...
by vera_k
29 Dec 2017 05:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1608
Views: 230907

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

FATCA, the topic at hand is something that is a non issue elsewhere. Yet banks here ask everyone to sign it and (probably) share details with US authorities. Why should Indian nationals details be shared with them?? Apart from the obvious privacy issue, India isn’t a client state nor are Indians be...
by vera_k
25 Dec 2017 09:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 680
Views: 62474

Re: Understanding the US- Again

If they had vetoed, US would also have justified cutting UN contributions (which is largely self-defeating - present mood of UN would make it likely that UN HQ moves to Oirope) That would not be a bad thing given that the UN was set up only to ensure that the Europeans do not get at each other's th...
by vera_k
14 Oct 2017 22:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^ The data in GHI report (and the low weight to height ratio) should be taken with a huge truck load of salt. In essence the GHI data is useless and not even worth the toilet paper it is printed on. The weight to height ratio even though is generally a good indicator is actually useless. The key i...
by vera_k
14 Oct 2017 21:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Before taking such reports seriously one needs to make sure the methodology is correct or not. The data in the GHI report pretty much agrees with data from GoI. The implication is that nutrition in India is not improving as fast as elsewhere in the world, which is why the country slipped in the ran...
by vera_k
11 Oct 2017 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1364
Views: 167319

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

It's always been a mystery to me why we have so few IITs. We should'e had by now at least 20+ around the country,in Tier-2 cities (if Calicut can have an IIM ,why not an IIT too?) as well. The greater the proliferation of institutions of excellence like IITs,IIMs, sponsored by the GOI,the easier it...
by vera_k
08 Oct 2017 05:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1364
Views: 167319

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^
Iran and USA have something similar today for education. Couldn't find a link for Iran, but here's the US program-

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

In India, if the true cost of higher education is charged to students, then this issue can be addressed.
by vera_k
29 Sep 2017 19:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

One thing we need to understand, Indian income tax for salaried person is low, because GoI accepts it cannot provide the service Indian personal income tax rates are not that low, at least not low enough to excuse the lack of services provided by government. Worlds highest effective personal tax ra...
by vera_k
27 Sep 2017 20:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The earlier price of food in various restaurants had a tax component that was not separately shown in the all inclusive sticker price. that all inclusive old sticker price has now become the "new" price to calculate the GST, whereas it should have been the old sticker price minus the incl...
by vera_k
23 Sep 2017 23:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 903999

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Why Clinton decided to release that Vajpayee letter to China and allowed it to take the centre-stage in UNSC and G-7 remains a mystery. Or, probably the Clinton administration had realized that the US was becoming more and more impotent vis-a-vis China and saw the writing on the wall. What mystery?...
by vera_k
22 Sep 2017 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3097
Views: 371247

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

The U.S. Navy's most advanced submarines will soon be using Xbox controllers

The Navy is beginning to use an Xbox 360 controller – like the ones you find at the mall – to operate the periscopes aboard Virginia-class submarines.
by vera_k
08 Sep 2017 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4606
Views: 261735

Re: Deterrence

North Korea’s H-bomb test

Pakistan, incidentally, tested a new 2,200-km range Ababeel ballistic missile, which carries a MIRV (multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles) payload, for the first time in January this year.


Time for Afghanistan to start a nuclear power program :!:
by vera_k
05 Sep 2017 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 181
Views: 21312

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

^^
Well, how is that different from the current state of affairs? Rather, there would be plenty of people in ISRO, DRDO who have delivered on significant projects. Putting some of them in charge would be a start.
by vera_k
05 Sep 2017 08:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical consequences of possible nuclear conflict in Korea
Replies: 66
Views: 4837

Re: Geopolitical consequences of possible nuclear conflict in Korea

UlanBatori wrote:I am trying to figure out why Trump despite all his rhetoric, and despite having accumulated forces nearby for the past 6 months, is not striking.


OpEd in the WSJ says the President may be in favor of having Japan go nuclear, followed by South Korea and Taiwan in quick succession.
by vera_k
12 Aug 2017 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3218
Views: 295931

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Indian tanks crash out of international military games after engine troubles The fan belt snapped in the first tank. The reserve tank was then deployed for the race but its entire engine oil leaked just two kilometres before the end...it could not complete the race. It was sheer bad luck that led t...
by vera_k
12 Aug 2017 22:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

On vacation last month, I found card payments are being accepted willingly in metros. However in smaller cities, merchants refuse to accept card payments saying the network is down or the machine is not functional. Even in metros where card payments are accepted, not all merchants are able to accept...
by vera_k
04 Aug 2017 13:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 432
Views: 49247

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

yeah! just like to drink a glass of milk a man buys a cow builds a cowshed, simple behavioral change like ego management will suffice. Not the right analogy. Something like 90% of highway capacity available today is wasted because humans cannot drive as well as machines can. Behavior change in huma...
by vera_k
29 Jul 2017 10:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Much of the external debt will be due to foreign currency deposits held by banks.
by vera_k
28 Jul 2017 21:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 432
Views: 49247

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

^^
To solve this, regular cars can be banned from the Jamuna Expressway, and only AI cars allowed. It will eliminate accidents for the most part. AI cars can drive with 1-2 meter gap without causing accidents.
by vera_k
24 Jul 2017 18:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4366
Views: 302147

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The capacity coverage of the 777-X and 787 families is much more comprehensive than the A350 and A380 families. A380 is ahead of its time. Currently the A380 is problematic because of the level of investment airports need to make. Most have not invested in supporting the A380 for an optimal passeng...
by vera_k
24 Jul 2017 13:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

In stead of building a new airpot, they should invest in a fast trainservice that connects Mumbai and pune. The 150 km should be postbible to be made in 30 min by TGV style train. Even Mumbai AirPort could be moved out of the city. Existing Indian airports are pretty small affairs with limited conn...
by vera_k
07 Jul 2017 07:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 667124

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

How many shifts does the LCA assembly line run? Can management use the possibility of action on the China front to run additional shifts?
by vera_k
05 Jul 2017 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3007
Views: 105820

Re: Positive News from the USA

Looks like war zone in Chicago. And this is just one city in the country.

More than 100 shot in Chicago over holiday weekend
by vera_k
03 Jul 2017 02:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 685
Views: 84110

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Is KitKat chocolate or biscuit?’, because chocolates and biscuits suffer different rates. From the rate schedule, 'biscuits and waffles without chocolate'. The attention to detail and the granularity in slicing and dicing 'waffles without chocolates' is frankly incredulous and seems to be a vestige...
by vera_k
02 Jul 2017 13:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 903999

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Which makes it puzzling as to why would they even try something like this, and that too at a time when they are trying to launch OBOR. If the Chinese economy was about to implode, the marginal cost for starting a war would be low. And it would help the CPC retain control for some more time. But in ...
by vera_k
02 Jul 2017 07:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 903999

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

We are obviously not as backwards compared to China, but if we lock them in a 'must win' position for them, they will escalate to total war, which we will then lose..... India-China dynamic at present is same as Pakistan-India dynamic. The larger economy has more to lose by going to war. China need...

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