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by rachel
23 Jul 2009 20:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Mobile Missile / Launcher Discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 10057

Re: Mobile Missile / Launcher Discussion

sunilUpa wrote:A question,

Despite the density of Indian Railways, don't the missiles need to go to pre-surveyed and prepared firing points for launch?



How dense is it in the Northeast??
by rachel
23 Jul 2009 19:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Mobile Missile / Launcher Discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 10057

Re: Mobile Missile / Launcher Discussion

Let's not do foolish comparisons to Russia or Tibet... we all know India is much more densely populated and as an open society, much more susceptible to HUMINT flows to the enemy. Let's also be sensible and realize that missiles with enough range to hit the populated parts of China will be in the No...
by rachel
19 Jul 2009 20:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 200
Views: 11691

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

You ask 'I wonder who the ENglish language biased media work for'.

No need to wonder. India is a very corrupt country. And the Middle East has lots of oil money. Put two and two together.

The enemies of India have bought all English language media. Period.
by rachel
19 Jul 2009 01:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 147377

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

DMRC passenger traffic will vastly increase once the Phase 2 is done. The reason is not just the extra route length, but the connectivity between crucial and/or untapped areas. Currently, the traffic is ~900,000 passengers/day, or about 330M pax/year. I would not be surprised if this increases 3-5x...
by rachel
19 Jul 2009 01:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 147377

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

Expanding on this and doing a bit of research, Toronto has a total of 700 coaches, while Delhi has 280 now. Within a year, Delhi will add 600 coaches, for a total of 880. So Toronto's 70 km will be served by 700 coaches, while Delhi's 190km will have 880. Each Delhi coach can carry approx 400 passen...
by rachel
19 Jul 2009 01:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 147377

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

Subways are Infrastructure, so I guess I can ask this question here. I love Delhi Metro, except I was shocked on their website.. they say trains arrive every 8 mins peak, every 12 mins non-peak. Why so infrequent? In Toronto, every 5-6 mns off-peak, and peak is every 130 secs. And even that is cons...
by rachel
18 Jul 2009 05:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 147377

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

Do you think culture may be a factor in terms of shortages of certain skilled workers? Some have commented that India's educated classes tend to all want their kids to be doctors, IT-Vity, etc etc .. and show a certan disdain for technicians and certain occupations which are skilled, but somewhat 'b...
by rachel
16 Jul 2009 20:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 147377

DELHI METRO RAIL: not enough trains???

Subways are Infrastructure, so I guess I can ask this question here. I love Delhi Metro, except I was shocked on their website.. they say trains arrive every 8 mins peak, every 12 mins non-peak. Why so infrequent? In Toronto, every 5-6 mns off-peak, and peak is every 130 secs. And even that is consi...
by rachel
15 Jul 2009 20:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405678

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Oh Ahshish, because of my political orientation (fiercely anti-secular and anti-Commie). I EXPECT Bengal govt to be traitorous cretins bowing to Communist China and Islamists, vicously harmful of Indian interests. I expect Bengal to do things like that. It only makes sense that that Commie hell-hole...
by rachel
15 Jul 2009 08:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405678

Re: Indian Autos Thread

I am a big fan of Modi and Gujurat, BUT there are some things they do there that irritate me. Sometimes the 'money at all costs' philosophy rankles. I am not sure that we should be cheering AMW so lustily. Did I read correctly that it has a 'Chinese cabin'? Another Gujurati firm has ambitious plans ...
by rachel
14 Jul 2009 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 72967

Re: Women in Combat - 2

Women Combat Aviators of the Patriotic War Author: Linda DeLaine Publication: Website Date: Thursday, March 15, 2007 Summary: Told that the Rodina was not in so bad a shape that she needed girls to protect her, these future heroes were sent home to their mothers. Soon, they were called back and bec...
by rachel
14 Jul 2009 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 72967

Re: Women in Combat

Women in combat positions in the military is all a bunch of PC bull(^(^. NO GOOD ever comes of it... excluding desperate situations like Russia in WW2 where everyone has to fight to preserve the nation in imminent peril. But for USA and India? Bunch of baloney. All it does is create problems. Distra...
by rachel
13 Jul 2009 20:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 147377

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

Apologies for repeating something that probably has been mentionned many times before.. bt Mumbai Sea Link SHOULD have been constructed with provisions for rail/metro line running down the center .. rather than just vehickle traffic.
by rachel
07 Jul 2009 08:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 288030

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Metro vs bus debate: the city of Paris was built in such a way that no place within the city limits was more than 15 minute walk from a Metro station. For Delhi city proper, such a goal is achievable. Paris metro = 220 km of lines. DElhi aims by 2010 to have 190 km.... with future rapid expansion al...
by rachel
26 Jun 2009 03:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 781
Views: 189235

Re: A Nation on the March

Next stop: exporting coal to Newcastle !!
by rachel
19 Jun 2009 01:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 363229

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Very true Indians are very indisciplined.. put up as many signs as you want, but they'll cross the 200 km/hr tracks. Even in more disciplined European nations, France fences off their tracks (mor for cattle than people tho). Lotsa money involved, land for the tracks, fences thru-out, underpasses and...
by rachel
15 Jun 2009 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1949
Views: 217499

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Ashish, you are wrong .. it is a great thing to paint all of Australia as a racist h& hole, because of course they do the same to India when one missionary is killed in India. Tit for tat, no turning of the cheek, please. I have another slant on this though. I do think INDIA deserves this to som...
by rachel
17 May 2009 19:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 200
Views: 11691

Re: GSLV MK 3

Sorry to detraact a bit from GPS dialogue, but I wanted to ask some opinions about our possibly catching up to Chin-Jap capabilities in large rockets: INDIA says GSLV Mk 3 will be ready in 2010-2011; it will be fully indigeneous and lauch 4 tons. CHINA and JAPAN currently have maximum launch capabil...
by rachel
15 May 2009 06:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 200
Views: 11691

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

I wonder .. since 7 IRNSS birds will cover the subcontinet.. if more can be sequentially added to expand the territory. Ie if seven are up by 2012, and then we decide we need to add MidEast coverage plus a big chunk of China, if we throw up another 3-5 birds to expand...??
by rachel
25 Apr 2009 07:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 519
Views: 31009

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

. If you look at the RISAT2 purchase objectively, the situation is similar in nature to the IAF going for the MRCA tender because LCA is delayed. Obviously this analogy is a stretch: but if this had been the DRDO, you can be sure that it would have gotten a lot of flak. . It's a stretch from the pe...
by rachel
25 Apr 2009 07:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 519
Views: 31009

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

I'll tell you, the only real big disappointment with ISRO's programme so far has been the untimely failure of the ISRO-EADS bird, W2M. I had been having a discussion with a Chinese acquainitance and had boasted that Chinese were only capable of building low-tech low quality junk satellites for rat-h...
by rachel
20 Apr 2009 04:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845602

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Rsharma, Yes, we know they dont like the idea of dedicated bombers.. but why dpont they like the idea? Part of the reason is costs and logistics involved in having an entire line which can only do one thing (not multirole). The whole argument / thesis we are making is that Su 32/34 MAY not have the ...
by rachel
19 Apr 2009 00:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845602

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

MCA is a pipe dream as of now. While it is true that SU34 would replace Jaguar more so than Mig 27 ... realistically none of out incoming craft, whether LCA, MRCA, or otherwise.. would take over the precise role of Mig27. That being said, many wonder whether the Mig27 role is relevant at all in a ve...
by rachel
18 Apr 2009 16:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845602

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

BUT is it not true that SU 32/34 has more in common with SU30MKI than does Mig 27 and Jaguar? And is it not true that at some point we will be replacing the Mig 27 and Jaguar with something better? I certainly wouldnt be comfortabe fighting a war in say 2015 with planes designed and built form the 8...
by rachel
16 Apr 2009 19:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845602

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

When I said 'bloated inventory'... i basically said it wrong.. i wanted to get across 'too many types of aircraft'.

The too many types of combat aircracft have been repeatedly mentionned as a problem.. by many people.
by rachel
16 Apr 2009 10:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845602

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

IMHO, one of the reasons IAF stays away from dedicated bombers is cost and the hassle of introducing another type into an already bloated inventory. I believe the SU34 is a great choice because it eliminates part of this objection. It IS a dedicated strike bomber, yet it MUST share many parts etc wi...
by rachel
15 Apr 2009 07:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405678

Re: Indian Autos Thread

http://agoracom.com/ir/Electrovaya/forums/discussion/topics/319348-tata-to-release-uk-s-first-serious-electric-car/messages/1086841#message According to Tata, the Indica will have a range of 200km (125miles) on a full charge and get from 0-60kph (0-38mph) in under ten seconds. Top speed is said to b...
by rachel
15 Apr 2009 07:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405678

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Pure electric with 200 km range. The batteries are super-polymer Li ion types developed by a Canadian firm founded and headed by Indian Dr Dasgupta (firm is called ELECTROVAYA in Mississauga). Price and volumes unknown. http://www.fandmmag.com/web/online/Industry-News/Canadas-Electrovaya-Partners-wi...
by rachel
13 Apr 2009 19:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405678

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Here are the important parts of the BYD article: 'Sony and Sanyo later sued BYD, unsuccessfully, for infringing on their patents' INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT, CHINESE COURTS FAVOR THE CRIMINALS 'BYD claims to have achieved a breakthrough with its lithium ion ferrous phosphate technology, but no one ...
by rachel
13 Apr 2009 19:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405678

Re: Indian Autos Thread

This stupid article is written by dumb China-lovers. BYD is 'talking' aboout building and selling electric cars.... while Tata e-Indica WILL be selling in Norway this September. China is junk, they are all hot air. China cannot even make toys that dont poison and kill kids.. how can they make a safe...
by rachel
13 Apr 2009 04:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 329528

Re: Indian IT Industry

Guys wrt NORTEL going under, what do u think of the possibility of TEJAS buying a piece?
by rachel
12 Apr 2009 08:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405678

Re: Indian Autos Thread

You know what will REALLY take the world by storm? Even more so than Reva? THIS SEPTEMBER: e-Indica, wiht 200 km range, to be launched in Norway! Sadly, Tata is very mum about the price and numbers expected to be produced in the first year. BUT JUST IMAGINE: if the price comes in pretty cheap .. eve...
by rachel
11 Apr 2009 05:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 519
Views: 31009

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Thanks for that info, and yes, looks like Israeli SAR-based bird is much much smaller in size (weight) .. Why is that?

Looks like RISAT 1 is very close /comparable to RADARSAT2.
by rachel
10 Apr 2009 03:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 519
Views: 31009

PLease, please .. someone give an exceutive summary

I am so frustrated reading this thread.. forgive my obtuseness.. but can someone authoritative tell me: RISAT 1 and 2.. which is which? Which one has Israeli inputs and which one is Indian. Which will be launched in April and which at end of year? AND: difference between the two? In size, capacity, ...
by rachel
12 Jan 2009 21:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 310223

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

I think it is legitimate to compare CY1 specs and stats to that of competitors, incl esp Jap and Chinese vessels.
by rachel
28 Nov 2008 00:58
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 126109

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

It is strange with the US media and reaction from the State. They are (pretending to) treating this as if this happened in their backyards. They are giving 1-888 numbers around the clock. Inviting people to call in. Yesterday they were inviting people to give them more info if they have people visi...
by rachel
28 Nov 2008 00:52
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 126109

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

THIS IS DECIDEDLY NOT THE THREAD FOR THIS RANT.
by rachel
28 Nov 2008 00:50
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 126109

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

Is anyone actually shocked or surprised at this?? We elect Congress, snub BJP, and our media denounces Narendra Modi as a Hitler. Appeasing minorities has a price. This is nothing, wait til Pakis manage to detonate a smuggled nuke in Mumbai. Then you'll see the real slaughter. Insted of 125 dead, ho...
by rachel
17 Nov 2008 04:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 20811

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

SSRoy, thx for that info, I was unaware of this.
by rachel
16 Nov 2008 21:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 20811

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Actually, SSRoy, our GSLV will not put anything like 10t into GTO. GSLV Mk2 next year will hoist 2-2.5t into GTO, GSLV Mk3 in 2010 will hoist 4 or 4.4 tonnes.

4 tonnes will put us equal to Japan and China today, but well behind US, Russia, and Ariane.

We have a ways to go with launchers.

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