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by Sagar G
04 May 2015 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4026
Views: 640115

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

Repeat after me - if it doesn't make economic sense, however great and sexy the engineering is and/or fundamental the science is, it will not be funded. My last post on the previous page was Mechanical engineers are also required to make their design economical so that they have a product in hand w...
by Sagar G
04 May 2015 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4026
Views: 640115

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

Sagar G : For reading pleasure - just one sample. UG Energy Minor at Washington University, St. Louis This minor is with a major in Energy, Environment, Chemical Engineering department of WUSTL. I am sure if somebody wants to do further studies (MS or PhD) in an area like Energy Policy, I am 100% s...
by Sagar G
04 May 2015 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4026
Views: 640115

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

Mechanical engineers are also required to make their design economical so that they have a product in hand which is marketable, funny that they are never taught economics as a subject.
by Sagar G
04 May 2015 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4026
Views: 640115

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

So economists are also taught thermodynamics engineering !!!! WOW that's news for me frankly.
by Sagar G
03 May 2015 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754475

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Two development agencies (DAs) were tapped to compete for TCS. The first is a consortium composed of private sector defense companies, and the other is state-owned Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL). The private company consortium said it would not proceed with development of a TCS prototype until it re...
by Sagar G
03 May 2015 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4026
Views: 640115

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

^^^ I merely asked a few questions regarding the Thermodynamical aspect about the plastic to diesel conversion, why are you getting so fidgety about it ??? The tone of your post suggested that there might be a thermodynamical problem with the conversion process and it's not possible or not worth the...
by Sagar G
01 May 2015 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1510
Views: 159316

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Sewa International SEWA INTERNATIONAL BHARAT (SIB) Sewa International appeals to the benevolent to be generous to provide succor to the Nepal Earthquake affected. Your timely contribution will save many and provide relief to thousands. Sewa International Bharat, hereby, requests and appeals one and...
by Sagar G
27 Apr 2015 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timelines
Replies: 220
Views: 10345

Re: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timeline

Don't know but the renamed Nishant does not require shocks. Dumb me !!! All this time I was thinking that they have put out a tender for the landing gear itself but reread the article and it's only for the tires,wheels and a hydraulic braking system to be integrated with the existing landing gear. ...
by Sagar G
26 Apr 2015 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timelines
Replies: 220
Views: 10345

Re: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timeline

The Wright brothers were bicycle makers and knew what there was to know about materials and structures that were both light and strong. Why on earth should a company have prior experience in gear for UAVs or light aircraft be required to make the landing gear for Nishant renamed Panchi. I suspect m...
by Sagar G
25 Apr 2015 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timelines
Replies: 220
Views: 10345

Re: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timeline

^^ this is the problem with all of the PSU tenders. Their tenders are all filled with 'catch-22' clauses. Why there are "catch 22" clauses I have already explained, your refusal to acknowledge the same doesn't make them invalid. This is the fundamental difference between vendor developmen...
by Sagar G
25 Apr 2015 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timelines
Replies: 220
Views: 10345

Re: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timeline

Please go through the pdf. It is as you say, and "open tender". It very clearly invites Indian and foreign bidders and does not make any special concession to Indian bidders. But when we get to Annexure A, this is what I find on page 20. The bolded part is what got my attention Vendor is ...
by Sagar G
25 Apr 2015 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timelines
Replies: 220
Views: 10345

Re: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timeline

Fair enough. Let us see what happens - I am posting this stuff on this thread because I am going to be watching. Validity or otherwise of anyone's posts is completely irrelevant. What is happening in our defence industrial sector is what I am concerned about and I have been watching it far too long...
by Sagar G
25 Apr 2015 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timelines
Replies: 220
Views: 10345

Re: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timeline

BTW, just to put this out. My friend is in structures and when he did some Google search to find Pvt. Organizations who are involved with Govt Organizations in a major way, he found zilch . This pleases me. Also note that due to personal reasons, he is not willing to leave Bangalore. So if anyone c...
by Sagar G
25 Apr 2015 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timelines
Replies: 220
Views: 10345

Re: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timeline

What sick joke from DRDO. These people are asking for a foreign company to fulfil their requirement and are ruling out an Indian company right at the outset. The item does not look too high tech. http://idrw.org/drdo-scouts-landing-gear-kit-for-panchi-uav/#more-62481 Saar your assumptions are wrong...
by Sagar G
23 Apr 2015 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timelines
Replies: 220
Views: 10345

Re: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timeline

I don't think this is completely OT to what is being discussed here. One of the issues with PSU is definitely manpower. One of the posters here had provided a name of a consultancy in Bangalore which places folks on contracts basis to PSU/Govt. Defense Labs. A friend of mine with around 4-5 years o...
by Sagar G
23 Apr 2015 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timelines
Replies: 220
Views: 10345

Re: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timeline

People who understand thermodynamics and human labour really well know that it will consume much more energy to collect all those trash buckets and mugs than the diesel obtainable from it. Will you kindly elaborate on this from a Thermodynamic pov ??? Snakeoil sales men like these claiming to solve...
by Sagar G
22 Apr 2015 19:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 174137

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

India doesn't any more see USA as an equal partner, at best it's a fading power who can provide India with an edge over competition and some new tech. Even without their contribution India will get therr and also get ahead of them. USA has to be content with being a junior partner in any equation w...
by Sagar G
20 Apr 2015 20:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 204702

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

My point - Let's be realistic about technical things at least. And you are quite right sharing tech. GE will never part with engine core technology. They didn't share any critical tech with Sweden why should they do it with India?? We need our own engine in our own fighters at any cost!! GOI should...
by Sagar G
20 Apr 2015 20:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 204702

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Rajkumars book has more details on this. It was not reverse engineering the engine, but a more modest though significant effort in fliqht qualifying the engine. The GTRE guys without OEM (GE) assistance, stripped the engine, certified it, and had it flight capable. Usually that requires complete ha...
by Sagar G
20 Apr 2015 20:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 204702

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

AM Rajkumar is guilty here of using faulty terminology. You don't just strip a jet engine and 'reverse engineer' the metallurgy that went into creating it. The Chinese have spent decades in their effort, (that too not only with operational engines but domestically license built units), and its only...
by Sagar G
19 Apr 2015 13:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 204702

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Yes. I'll believe it when I see it. Until then, you can call me a doubting thomas. Obviously you have all the right to doubt the success of the programme but what I fail to understand is why some people start shouting PHAILURE PHAILURE !!! ABSOLUTE PHAILURE !!! INDIAN SCIENTISTS MURDABAAD !!! even ...
by Sagar G
19 Apr 2015 13:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 204702

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Should point out that some people have the idea that the only reason that India isn't reverse-engineering aircraft tech is because of "dharmic reasons". There is actually a different reason why not and it has nothing to do with propriety, dharmicness or whatever (SDREs are just as unscrup...
by Sagar G
19 Apr 2015 12:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 204702

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Given that we're dealing with very high end metallurgy, reverse engineering is easier said than done. However, we will be license producing the engine with has a service life matching (possibly exceeding) that of the airframe. And as long as the spares are built domestically and the overhauls done ...
by Sagar G
19 Apr 2015 12:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 204702

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

But who is going to teach Reliance/Tata/whoever how to build the LCA? With all the experience that HAL has, it took this long to get the Mk1 line started. Lets not pretend that screw driver assembling a 'wing box' or helicopter 'cabin' with the handholding from foreign vendors will actually enable ...
by Sagar G
16 Apr 2015 23:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 204702

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

ramana wrote:SagarG, Parrikar right not Fadnavis?


Fadnavis, from the previous page saar

kancha wrote:Looks like the Maharastra CM was at the SAAB facility in Sweden some time hours back.
Comments, gurus?

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by Sagar G
16 Apr 2015 18:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 204702

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Massive dhoti shiver in the DRDO community wrt LCA it seems. I still hope believe that Modi will give a big push to LCA. Saurav Jha @SJha1618 · 42m 42 minutes ago >> * Nowhere in the world does so much of the envelope have to be proven for FOC. IAF's policy with regard to this needs to be reviewed....
by Sagar G
15 Apr 2015 22:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 204702

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Yep sala Biology me hi ulzha raha. I never know research takes 30 years. Hitting myself. But Saar my Haryanvi ulta dimag has habit of asking straight question. But I am learning sophistication with gurus here; Your "Haryanvi ulta dimaag" also must learn to give straight answers and this d...
by Sagar G
15 Apr 2015 21:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 204702

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Your question is a non-sequitor. Such attitude does not help discussion. One can easily see that DRDO/HAL gives out generic statements shifting milestones without accountability. One doesn't have to have many years of R&D to see what's happening. The question is have the milestones shifted or n...
by Sagar G
15 Apr 2015 18:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 204702

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I wrote this earlier. LCA guys take so much time to perfect "advanced technologies" and to "integrate these technology for demonstration purpose" . We end up with outdated stuff. it is as if we have technology demonstrators onlee. They do not have to make the real stuff that wor...
by Sagar G
14 Apr 2015 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timelines
Replies: 220
Views: 10345

Re: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timeline

Evaluation of Kerosene Fuelled Scramjet Combustor using a Combination of Cooled and Uncooled Struts CONCLUSIONS The static test of the kerosene fuelled scramjet combustor has been carried out for the supersonic combustion test duration of 20 s by creating low back pressure at the exit of the scramj...
by Sagar G
14 Apr 2015 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4026
Views: 640115

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

Government readies national email service: 'Unhackable' server modelled on Gmail will bring secure network to all Indians Published: 23:03 GMT, 23 September 2014 An e-mail service of India’s own is what the government is working on now. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deit...
by Sagar G
14 Apr 2015 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4026
Views: 640115

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

National Supercomputing Mission to place India at par with US, China India plans to elbow its way into the top club of nations that flaunt superior supercomputing prowess. The newly sanctioned Rs 4,500-crore supercomputing mission is also expected to give a leg up to scientific research in the coun...
by Sagar G
14 Apr 2015 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4026
Views: 640115

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

Saurav Jha's tweet pointed this out to me and I don't remember this being posted here World’s first compact and energy efficient supercomputer launched by C-DAC 25 December 2014 New Delhi Commemorating the first celebrations of Good Governance Day under the aegis of the Ministry of Communications an...
by Sagar G
07 Apr 2015 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 174137

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

Gus wrote:err..this is JEM. he wrote the book on it. Go read his BRM articles. When you can write anything remotely close to that, you can point him to threads.


Err mismatching between Positive news and Bojitive news I think ???
by Sagar G
07 Apr 2015 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 174137

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

JE Menon wrote:We are alike in many ways.


Somebody point this guy to the positive news thread.
by Sagar G
07 Apr 2015 22:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 174137

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

TSJones wrote:However, I will admit that it is very nice of India to graciously provide assistance. Many thanks for that.


Hehh how the mighty Muricans have fallen !!!
by Sagar G
01 Apr 2015 22:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 493450

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

but I believe its only because of this TOT transfer we have ERA pannels on ARJUN'S (again dont pounce on me ppl) Will you kindly explain that if this is the case then why did it take us more than a decade to arrive from this http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/techfocus/feb04/images/erapanel.jpg to thi...
by Sagar G
24 Mar 2015 12:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 194032

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Austin wrote:i suspect Ef and MKI are just side shows to squeeze the french till the last euro they can drop , Parikar said in interview that he would negotiate very hard for any defence deal we can see his words put into action.


Yes this is what's most probably happening, Rafale will come eventually.

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