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by disha
14 Jan 2019 21:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2635
Views: 424067

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Central banks are always behind the curve *everywhere*. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/stocks/news/softer-wholesale-inflation-may-prompt-rbi-to-ease-money-policy-stance/articleshow/67524569.cms NEW DELHI: India's wholesale inflation eased to an eight-month low in December, strengthenin...
by disha
13 Jan 2019 12:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4109
Views: 347586

Re: Internal Security Watch

^sacked from current post and transferred to new post. :-)
by disha
13 Jan 2019 12:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196317

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^ You know why

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/tulsi-gabbard-presidential-race-778343/

Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Is Running for President in 2020
by disha
13 Jan 2019 00:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3001
Views: 376413

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^ You forgot to talk about the life-size covered Sri Balaji picture in the photo. Extreme RW will also do a rona-dhona now.
by disha
12 Jan 2019 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2245
Views: 196317

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Things happy in Afghanistan: trade thrives People need to read and weep. Really sad. In 2005, LaVena Johnson, a 19-year-old private first class, died of a gunshot to the head on a base in Iraq. Johnson’s death was found to be a suicide. After her father saw her body, however, he questioned the find...
by disha
12 Jan 2019 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3394
Views: 717360

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

^^^ Look what Shooklaw has started!!! But expected Saar. One cannot stop it. Question is, can we benefit from such situations? Here is one more: https://www.oneindia.com/india/weaponised-lca-tejas-is-it-superior-sino-pakistani-jf-17-fighter-2834985.html ... Another thing for which the HAL can pat i...
by disha
11 Jan 2019 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3394
Views: 717360

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Only us fanboys underestimate the enemy... Only us jingoes dhot-shiver at the drop of paghdi (head dress) [even of others].... As LCA is eye'd for exports to other countries, comparisons will come up. And it is human tendency to reduce a platform to a point and then do a checkmark to checkmark comp...
by disha
11 Jan 2019 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 435
Views: 70701

Re: Military Humor and related

^^ Surely HAL can match the dassault delivery time or the quality or both. Eventually. Sounds like "operation successful, patient dead"
by disha
10 Jan 2019 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3394
Views: 717360

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Neshant wrote:The JF-17 could also fit that role - but who'd be trusting China.


JF-17 is a very potent aircraft and can fit in several roles, including a multi-multi role.

It though needs to fly reliably first. It was a no-show in Bahrain and most likely will be a no-show in Malaysia.
by disha
10 Jan 2019 05:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2210
Views: 130085

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

They had the golden opportunity to this after 2014. they could have tackled the Hindu temple control and also the RTE. A JOINT SESSION OF PARLIAMENT WOULD HAVE SEEN THESE THROUGH. Chetak Saar, that would be putting the cart before the horse. SC decried that Triple-Talaq is unconstitutional and now ...
by disha
10 Jan 2019 05:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 435
Views: 70701

Re: Military Humor and related

HAL Can Match Dassault’s Delivery Time for 100 Rafale Jets: Former MD’s Message to Govt :rotfl: https://www.news18.com/news/opinion/hal-can-match-dassaults-delivery-time-for-100-rafale-jets-former-mds-message-to-govt-1996525.html In the recent debates on Rafale, some reservations have been expresse...
by disha
10 Jan 2019 02:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2210
Views: 130085

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Whatever the temporary winner/loser, both history and time are on the side of the wimmens who want to go there. This is why it is essential to change the narrative so that the war is about something else. The war is about control of religious institutions and rituals and more importantly about equa...
by disha
10 Jan 2019 02:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2210
Views: 130085

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

There is a naarthi muhavara (north saying) "Laatoen ke bhoot batoein se nahin maante" (Ghosts of kicks do not get convinced through talks). Maybe making fun of "them" is the most benign thing to do. And one can work with the other only if the other wants to work as well, not clim...
by disha
10 Jan 2019 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4109
Views: 347586

Re: Internal Security Watch

Citizenship amendment bill has been passed in LS. Not clear whether it will pass in RS. https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/citizenship-amendment-bill-passed-lok-sabha-assam-protests-1426345-2019-01-08 I think the citizenship-amendment-bill is a very good thing. The protests from certain district...
by disha
09 Jan 2019 05:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3001
Views: 376413

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

There are always some "dookhi atmans" (Sorrowed souls) who cannot and will not digest any positive information. For example, former-UK is a dookhi-atman nation whenever India launches a rocket or in this case launches a new rail engine: https://swarajyamag.com/insta/another-feat-by-indian-...
by disha
08 Jan 2019 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4109
Views: 347586

Re: Internal Security Watch

What is going on in NE? There is NE Bandh and it is played up big time.

Any insights?
by disha
05 Jan 2019 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3394
Views: 717360

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

https://www.rediff.com/news/1998/aug/19kalam.htm Abdul Kalam urges LCA scientists not to get disheartened A P J Abdul Kalam, scientific advisor to the defence minister, today advised aeronautical scientists not to be frightened by the sanctions imposed by the United States and instead, strive hard ...
by disha
05 Jan 2019 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3394
Views: 717360

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Thanks for making up my day, should we send a 324 tshirt to the retd admiral? Well the Retired Admiral is truly retired now. I did not mean to disparage him, rather the good admiral was a product of his times. His generation was enthralled to a certain degree to brishits and hence that generation f...
by disha
05 Jan 2019 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2210
Views: 130085

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Ok great! So expecting more baashan from new delhi. ^another #Blow2Modi. Below article written by Naarthie only! I do not see any coming out in English MSM from KL based journos https://www.opindia.com/2019/01/the-jacobite-syrian-church-should-focus-on-the-rape-culture-in-churches-instead-of-sabari...
by disha
05 Jan 2019 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3394
Views: 717360

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Congratulations to DRDO/ADA/HAL/IAF on getting an indigenous new frontline fighter.
by disha
05 Jan 2019 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3394
Views: 717360

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

For all the posters doing rona & dhona (R & Dh (tm))., please read this article in full. https://www.rediff.com/news/2001/jan/13nad.htm Last month, Indian defence authorities quietly announced that India's prestigious Light Combat Aircraft, originally to have become operational in 1995, will...
by disha
04 Jan 2019 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2210
Views: 130085

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Some more Kerala CM Confirms Another Woman Under 50 Years of Age Prayed at Sabarimala, Taunts BJP and RSS Police also confirmed that the woman from Sri Lanka did indeed enter the shrine and offered prayers, but she maintained she was turned away by police and that she could not offer prayers. https:...
by disha
04 Jan 2019 06:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 259370

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Key to Afghanistan is breaking up of Bakistan. Here is the dilemma of a super-power. Without US support to Bakistan, India can easily walk over Bakistan. It is a different matter whether India does it or not, but it is definitely doable by India from US pov. If India walks over Bakistan, then who wi...
by disha
04 Jan 2019 05:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 707
Views: 93092

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

A question for the gurus here. How much average GST does a person pay in a year? I know it's linked to consumption which is linked to income. Outside of 'demerit' items and 'luxury'., average person pays <12% GST a year. For low- to middle- middle class it is @8%. For middle- to upper- middle it is...
by disha
04 Jan 2019 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4109
Views: 347586

Re: Internal Security Watch

On Emergency. Posting for posterity. https://www.newslaundry.com/2013/12/06/indira-jeeps-and-blue-books Jeeps are magical. Marvels of minimalism. The rough bumpy ride, the defiant thrumming, the toppled windshield, flapping canvas, sloshing jerry cans, wind in the hair, dust in the eyes, smouldering...
by disha
04 Jan 2019 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 753
Views: 111710

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Pandering to Gulbuddin Hekmetyar and his Hizb- E- Islami Party Has Had No Positive Effect According To This State Dept Report ! SIGAR ‏Verified account @SIGARHQ #State Dept: peace agreement with Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin has had no definitive impact on reconciliation calculations of other resistance ...
by disha
03 Jan 2019 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2210
Views: 130085

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

What is the end game for BJP? My fear is that it is "Congress Mukt KL" short term, with CPIM in power and BJP in opposition. Makes sense nationally, the big picture, greater good, need of the many, and whatnot!! Please do not over think. You can open a party of your own and drive it the w...
by disha
03 Jan 2019 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3486
Views: 645287

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

It makes sense to test out the design and algorithms on a L40 equivalent stage and then later try it out on a GSLV Mk2. Since the entire stage and boosters separate as a block during 1st stage separation, all 4- L40 stages can be used to land that block. Later GSLV Mk2 can have liquid equivalent of ...
by disha
03 Jan 2019 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3486
Views: 645287

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

Haridas wrote:MaxQ at altitude of ~ 4 Km, & Velocity ~1.7 Mach


Haridas'ji - thank you and that was quick!
by disha
03 Jan 2019 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: Media (Images/Videos/Presentations)
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: Indian Space Program : Media (Images/Videos/Presentations)

Singha wrote:S200 booster tests



At @7:25 in the above video, one can see the steering of the nozzle. That is a wonder.
by disha
03 Jan 2019 05:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 643920

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Why rNDTV was complaining against demonetization. One of that is the alleged involvement of NDTV. Income Tax officer Sanjay Kumar Srivastava, who has been exposing financial irregularities by NDTV, had made a sensational claim that P Chidambaram had parked his bribe money in the controversial media ...
by disha
02 Jan 2019 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3486
Views: 645287

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

Does gslv mk3 not start the liquid core first stage until after the solid boosters burn out? I could be wrong as the liquid flames are very clean I think you are confusing between GSLV Mk3 and Mk2. Yes all liquid engines flames are "very clean". Please check the photo of GSLV Mk2 in the s...
by disha
02 Jan 2019 06:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3486
Views: 645287

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

https://youtu.be/iHgn5m139uA Thanks. The above link is very informative* The above presentation was in 2016. And things are changing, some ideas discussed then is not valid any more. I think one major change was to use the current GSLV Mk III and make it human rated for human spaceflight by 2022. E...
by disha
01 Jan 2019 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3486
Views: 645287

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

prasannasimha wrote:S Somnaths presentation said that the L40 will be the base for the ADMIRE project in one of his presentations.


Prasannasimha'ji, any link to Sri Somnath's presentation?
by disha
01 Jan 2019 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: Media (Images/Videos/Presentations)
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: Indian Space Program : Media (Images/Videos/Presentations)

https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/1079373138138288128 GSLV-F11 in flight seen from Pulicat bird sanctuary ~11km from the Launch Pad 1/3 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvqzgFUUwAAFuUX.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dvqzh5fU0AEuvGw.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dvqzi5LUYAANhcC.jpg https://pbs.tw...
by disha
01 Jan 2019 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: Media (Images/Videos/Presentations)
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Indian Space Program: Media (Images/Videos/Presentations)

Kicking off this new thread to collect, collate and present images, videos and presentations on Indian Space Program. Starting with priceless pictures from Kakarat'ji. https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/1079406622412234752 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvrSPDZV4AIa27D.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/med...
by disha
01 Jan 2019 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3486
Views: 645287

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

Apologies for reposting this post with amazing pictures. I am starting a new thread "Indian Space Program : Media (Images/Videos/Presentations)". It will be great to have a repository of stock of images of Indian Space Program. Kakarat'ji, can you please add this (and your other images) to...

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