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by amritk
12 Apr 2014 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: General Elections 2014- Transition of power & World Reaction
Replies: 708
Views: 35796

Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

In the EVM PowerPoint, it seems to me that anyone could replace the handwritten list of candidates with a reordered one. It is just inserted behind a clear plastic fascia. What do the gurus think.
by amritk
21 Dec 2013 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 662980

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Guys I hope it is not inappropriate here but one thing we seem to be missing is the religion angle. Let's face it, maids in India (at least in western India) are usually from certain ethnic groups who are fast converting today. US aligned interests give them a lot of sops once they are part of the f...
by amritk
27 Feb 2013 07:19
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1698690

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

I have said many times that we will keep running into head winds unless we can get the whole of India to modernize. I think the SRCC stuff works in more progressive states and areas and more progressive communities. Exactly. And what Modi is trying to do is inspire more people to join the progressi...
by amritk
30 Jan 2013 09:24
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 176151

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

Mass manufacturing represents a huge untapped opportunity for India. I am not educated in economics but I have been told that even manual work in manufacturing is better (i.e. economic contribution) than much of farming, and certainly better than NREGS/doing nothing. As others have pointed out, the ...
by amritk
29 Apr 2010 02:02
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of Co-60 in Delhi Scrap Iron shop
Replies: 120
Views: 11120

Re: Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of Co-60 in Delhi Scrap Iron shop

The [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goiânia_accident]Goiânia Accident[/url], a very similar accident in Brazil.

Hmm .. the accented 'a' in the URL does not work with the board's software.
by amritk
12 Nov 2009 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II
Replies: 513
Views: 44166

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II

Would creating a portal for Indian ex-servicemen and their families and interested people be a useful work? We have so many web savvy experts here on BRF who can be involved in this task. Great idea. Why not make it a wiki? That way it will have a large number of contributors and will have broad ac...
by amritk
20 May 2009 23:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 250297

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

Chiron wrote:
An object continues to be in state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by some unbalanced force.


I believe the more precise definition of the first law is "An object continues to be in state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by some external unbalanced force."
by amritk
15 Apr 2006 06:26
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Battles of India: Critical Analysis
Replies: 133
Views: 64671

Purely as a theoritical exercise could a regiment of 18 x 105mm modern light artillery have swung the tide in the major battles seen in northern india invasions ? I read a novel wherein a WW2 japanese steam powered carrier is encased in artic ice , hundreds of years later when other advanced forms ...
by amritk
05 Apr 2006 05:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 703
Views: 141513

I was recently in the Andheri/SEEPZ area of Mumbai and was watching some road construction labourers trying to start a small diesel-engine powered machine. I think the machine is used to compact the wet concrete, looks a bit like a lawn mower - civil engs can correct me. For at least 25 minutes thre...
by amritk
04 Jan 2006 08:02
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part IV
Replies: 312
Views: 169340

Tom Clancy is a dooh peeta bachcha compared to this. One minor thing - couldn't resist - nickel cadmium batteries have high self discharge and cannot be used for long-term applications. Use lithium thionyl chloride, nife or silver/silver oxide.

Way to go Shankar!! Vivek - I like your style too.
by amritk
05 Aug 2005 17:34
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 171499

Shankar wrote:The mirage III s are perhaps one of the most nubile interceptors ever made


We all like jet fighters here, but that ... :wink:

Great story!
by amritk
09 Jul 2005 19:01
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 179723

Shankar wrote: home to more than 300 asiatic lions along with scores of pythons and mugger crocodile )


:twisted:

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