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by member_20292
10 May 2015 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5693
Views: 784351

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Lol.

Of course. No one will save us but ourselves. Better man up, make more money, pay more taxes, and hope that India collectively becomes wealthier than China such that it may afford to fight and win a war against them.
by member_20292
29 Apr 2015 22:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 232751

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Suraj,how do you invest in Indian mfs and get their awesome cagrs when located in the USA?

India focused mfs in the usa do not give the same returns as an indian MF in India iirc.
by member_20292
23 Apr 2015 09:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 275604

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

? have you warned me before ? sure , in retrospect the post is OT...but the censure is unnecessarily severe in language. and, again....there has to be a mistake since I dont think ive been warned before.
by member_20292
22 Apr 2015 23:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 275604

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

well the F-16 has progressively got better engines while the M2K engine never changed from the P53 on day1(bill gunston book calls it leaky turbojet than a true turbofan). f-16 got massive orders both domestic and foreign hence could get a lot of money for block upgrades. the M2K only got 1 block u...
by member_20292
22 Apr 2015 06:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 275604

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

nileshjr wrote:
L/D Graph



just asked for access. my email is r w n a n @g ml . com
by member_20292
14 Apr 2015 22:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 272718

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

no ones thought of the nuke angle?

the rafale is for nuke delivery.... and it will also serve as a conduit to pay France for services rendered in other fields like intelligence and nukes.
by member_20292
03 Mar 2015 23:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 488297

Re: Indian Autos Thread

It would be used majorly as a family car when going out, saar. Mostly in the city, with some long drives to nearby holiday destinations thrown in, once in 2 months. It has been a while since we bought a car so Father & I want a good comfortable & safe sedan downwards of 20 Lakh. I had more ...
by member_20292
27 Feb 2015 23:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 272718

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

Do not be surprised if the choice is between the Rafale and FGFA - AWST. Good pick I would say. Drop the Rafale and pick the FGFA. (A new CAS would not hurt either.) Yes, we simply don't have the space to have and develop so many fighter types, seriously, as well as rationalize costs. At a time whe...
by member_20292
12 Feb 2015 22:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 272718

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

It Is true that Dassault/France deserve to a certain extent its arrogant reputation, but let's face it : Indian military procurement does not enjoy an exellent reputation as well. As often the truth is somwhere in between. The French are arrogant - fact Indian military procurement is broken - fact ...
by member_20292
03 Feb 2015 11:30
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF 15 years. let us look back.
Replies: 194
Views: 36349

Re: BRF 15 years. let us look back.

Its a good site and the discussions are generally good and high quality.

How does one make the discussions even more high quality?
by member_20292
27 Jan 2015 22:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 441
Views: 45777

Re: Indian investments thread

Personally I only have 2 Mutual funds. Actually 1 mutual fund and 1 ETF. The entire point of these things is to get fully diversified so whats the point in diversifying mutual funds? :) Find an index tracking one and stick with it. Less stress and aggravation. If you want to get adventurous. A Smal...
by member_20292
27 Jan 2015 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 235486

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

X Posted from the “Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion” thread. I am in complete agreement with the Congress Party on this one. The Indian nation requires an explanation from our Prime Minister Modi on why this surprising omission of displaying the Agni Missile is a masterstroke and not kowtowi...
by member_20292
26 Jan 2015 15:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2852
Views: 175615

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

SSridhar wrote:IMHO, China crossed that Lakshman Rekha a long time back when it enabled TSP with nukes and their delivery systems.


word.

hope india does the same with vietnam and some other gadflies to the chinese.
by member_20292
26 Jan 2015 12:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 34104

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

the army continues its strange and obsessive fascination with the T90 and BMP2. of all the stuff in its kitty it had to find these two to lead the parade ! sigh - some things will never ever change. good that Uttarkhand had kedarnath as theme. Assam had the vaishnavite Majuli island rather than Dha...
by member_20292
26 Jan 2015 12:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 34104

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

Kashi wrote:Aakash looks so menacing. I wish Arjuns were there too.



lca and arjun.


arjun instead of the t 90
by member_20292
25 Jan 2015 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 235486

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

Imagine the influence of the optics (we will discuss substance later) of Obama's visit to India on Chinese desks? In fact, Modi being on first name basis with Shinzo, Obama, Putin puts him square and central as a major influencer in world politics. This guy - the chaiwallah , has been an excellent ...
by member_20292
06 Jan 2015 14:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3806
Views: 353808

Re: Indian Education System

We are going OT but a small post. Let's assume a medium size (1 cu.ft volume) metal printer costs about $20,000 and a wooden CNC and Laser cutter cost another $10,000. With a $30,000 budget (RS 20L) a village can have local maker lab that serves 90% of building, tools and machinery needs. Repeat it...
by member_20292
06 Jan 2015 11:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281367

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

OT: I wanted to read some of Raman ji's posts in his posting history. But...the search function of BRF seems to be kaput and older posts from 2013 do not come up when you click on them. Ramanji's posts from 2014 seems to be accessible. Why? I'm sure I'm not the first one to notice this bug? And if t...
by member_20292
27 Dec 2014 23:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281367

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Karan M wrote:
Good part is now everyone who has experience and can contribute has gone to LCA. Jags, MiGs, Su's - its all there.


word.

You should see how many Profs and Labs at IISc Bangalore are associated with the LCA, the AMCA etc.

GTRE. So many!
by member_20292
27 Dec 2014 23:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3806
Views: 353808

Re: Indian Education System

And somehow teachers are expected to deliver on this. They do it by crushing the spirits of the high strung kids. You have to remember that in the West folks following their dreams, who end up changing the world have a very different priority set. You may not like these people on a personal level i...
by member_20292
23 Dec 2014 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2777
Views: 419940

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

55 aircraft even at 200 million a pop is short change when spread out over 5-6 years, even given the slowdown of their economy. What is more fascinating coming out of that is their ramp rates. Clearly it would be a long time before the RuAF actually has hundreds of 5th generation aircraft in operat...
by member_20292
21 Dec 2014 22:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 272718

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

Livefist ‏@livefist 10h10 hours ago Spent some time with some HAL folks this week here in Bangalore. Level of chagrin & hostility with @Dassault_OnAir is thick. #MMRCA Livefist ‏@livefist 10h10 hours ago There's been some epic bickering between Dassault & HAL that hasn't been reported. Deta...
by member_20292
19 Dec 2014 09:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 441
Views: 45777

Re: Indian investments thread

'Defence Projects' play on Indian market Folks who read the Missiles & Munitions thread, Indian Navy thread and similar defence armaments related threads - can possibly make a decision on which listed Indian companies will see a surge in their revenues & profits in the coming years. lnt? Ta...
by member_20292
17 Dec 2014 15:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 210065

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Canada's take on Rafale, EF and JSF http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/canada-rates-f-35a-rivals-equal-on-most-missions-407025/ The problem with the argument is mainly that it tries to project what sort of missions they are likely to perform over the next 2-3 decades. Sure, if you want to hu...
by member_20292
14 Dec 2014 10:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3929
Views: 275384

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Personally, I'd much rather HAL waste money on experiments, than do run of the mill work.
by member_20292
13 Dec 2014 23:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 210065

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Brar_w, Not that it's a bad thing, but you do work / have worked at Lockheed? It's a good place to work? No, have you? If you'd bother to read some of the references I have posted for majority of my arguments, you'd find that I have tried to avoid posting "OEM origin" material as much as ...
by member_20292
09 Dec 2014 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 235486

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

While that is heartening to hear, JNU is no way another Berkeley as somebody said in another thread. Of all the Indian educational institutions, only IISc has the stature, the lineage, and the chops to go head to head with the likes of Berkeley. Some of the older IITs are getting there slowly but s...
by member_20292
09 Dec 2014 09:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 210065

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Brar_w,

Not that it's a bad thing, but you do work / have worked at Lockheed? It's a good place to work?
by member_20292
06 Dec 2014 15:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 441
Views: 45777

Re: Indian investments thread

Vamsee wrote:Trivia

In India, right now the most expensive "face value" stocks are

MRF - Rs. 38,050
Bosch - Rs. 20,544
Tide Water Oil - Rs. 19,055
Eicher Motors - Rs. 15,213


compare to berkshire hathaway series a stock value of 200,000USD :)
by member_20292
04 Dec 2014 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aerospace materials for Dhruv, Rudra, Tejas and MCA
Replies: 52
Views: 6031

Re: Aerospace materials for Dhruv, Rudra, Tejas and MCA

?

any defence startups that would hire a materials guy ....i'm sure lots.
by member_20292
03 Dec 2014 07:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 232751

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

@suraj,


are you , professionally, into long term equity research by any chance?
by member_20292
01 Dec 2014 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aerospace materials for Dhruv, Rudra, Tejas and MCA
Replies: 52
Views: 6031

Re: Aerospace materials for Dhruv, Rudra, Tejas and MCA

What opportunities are there in the defence sector for me to do a startup and put in some venture capital in a useful area?

Anybody's doing this here ?
by member_20292
30 Nov 2014 00:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 121993

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

you've done metallography for hours , I presume?
by member_20292
29 Nov 2014 08:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 272718

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

A piece about French factories and indirectly about why the Rafale costs too much;

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... unist.html
by member_20292
29 Nov 2014 08:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 121993

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

Irbis is as much software as hardware. 117S has breakthroughs in metallurgy. Doubt both will lend themselves to easy reverse engineering. Heat treatment and phase transformations are immeasurably tough to detect and quantify, let alone reverse engineer. Metallurgy is an art - you learn from being w...
by member_20292
17 Nov 2014 10:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 272718

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

As we type the rafale is worth it (keep the cost aside - that is a different matter). By 2025 or so, the rafale will be relatively outdated - compared to today. And, the J-20 would be more mature. So, I think, the relevant question is which one would you buy in 2025 (or so, do not hold me to that y...
by member_20292
17 Nov 2014 10:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 272718

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

indranilroy wrote:No, thanks. I would like to fight with high energy weapons from a high energy fighter.


then why are the Americans okay with the f35…?

and why are so many allies.

mark my words the f35 is the next f16. the volumes will ensure that.
by member_20292
14 Nov 2014 00:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281367

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

People should notice the LCA wing design from all aspects to realize just how original it is in design.

Compare to Japan's, Koreas , Taiwan's and PRCs F16 rip offs.......:)
by member_20292
13 Nov 2014 17:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281367

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

why should wickberg NOT be banned for trolling?
by member_20292
12 Nov 2014 23:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281367

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Not trolling, just making observations and comparisons. The Gripen NG can be considered Gripen Mk.5 and Mk.6 and it took some 25 years after the original "Mk.1" and is now getting attention from foreign customers. Considering the annual production numbers claimed by HAL/ADA and the histor...

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