The Latest weapon in India’s Arsenal: Who do we give credit for it?

It was a pleasant surprise to hear that India successfully test fired an Anti-Satellite missile and destroyed a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite at about 300 km altitude. To begin with I must fulfil my duty as an aerospace engineer and tell you what this weapon is: its a missile that can bring down enemy … Continue reading The Latest weapon in India’s Arsenal: Who do we give credit for it?

Did India Shoot a Pakistani F-16?

In an early morning press release on the 27th of February, the Pakistani army spokesperson talked about 2 fighter jets being shoot down and talked about 3 pilots landing in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. However, by evening it was down to 1 pilot and 1 jet. The sudden disappearance of 2 pilots and a fighter jet … Continue reading Did India Shoot a Pakistani F-16?

India and Pakistan: The ✈ Striking 🚀 cost of escalation…

What happened on the 26th & 27th of February, 2019 will possibly go down as one of the most historic events in the Indo-Pak relation and could possibly shape the way these two nuclear-powered nations engage for decades. While media houses across both the borders are busy contemplating war, creating some 3rd grade CGI on … Continue reading India and Pakistan: The ✈ Striking 🚀 cost of escalation…

General Aviation: India’s key to becoming an Aviation Hub…

India is all set to become the 3rd largest civil aviation market in the world by 2020 and has seen enormous growth over the past decade. Making Indian airports some of the busiest in the world and earning the Delhi-Mumbai corridor 10th spot amongst the worlds busiest routes (in 2012). The growth, however, has not … Continue reading General Aviation: India’s key to becoming an Aviation Hub…

Oligarchy and the Aerospace Industry…

At a growth rate of 4.4% annually, Airbus anticipates a demand for 37,400 new passenger and dedicated freighter aircraft valuing the market at about $5.8 trillion over the next 20 years. Coupled with the decline in the hub and spoke network of commercial aviation and a rise in point to point network, narrowbody (single-aisle) airliners … Continue reading Oligarchy and the Aerospace Industry…

Social Engineering 101: The Trump way of Trumping Things…

Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the most powerful country in the world was born to a Scotish immigrant (Marry Anne), while she was married to Fred Trump. Fred whose entire family had immigrated to America from a small German village called kallstadt. Yet, he managed to win an entire election riding on a wave of anti-immigrant … Continue reading Social Engineering 101: The Trump way of Trumping Things…

Pratt & Whitney & the Pinch of Pure Power…

The Pratt & Whitney PW1000 Geared Turbo Fan (GTF) family of engines is no stranger to troubles, but its recent mid-air shutdowns on Indigo (an Indian low-cost airline) flights and the subsequent grounding of all A320 NEOs (with faulty PW1000 series engine) by Indian authorities have brought it back to the limelight. Designed as a quieter and … Continue reading Pratt & Whitney & the Pinch of Pure Power…

Seeing the Big Picture: Xi Jinping’s Power Grab…

Following Mao Zedong's death in 1976-- In light of the cultural revolution and Civil War in China which killed tens of thousands of people-- his successor decentralized power from the hand's of one-man to a handful of high-ranking Party officials. Creating hope that China would eventually make a move towards a real and stable democracy. However, … Continue reading Seeing the Big Picture: Xi Jinping’s Power Grab…

India’s “UDAN” with “More Electric Aircraft”…

The civil aviation industry in India is slated to become the 3rd largest aviation market in the world by 2026 and has been one of its fastest growing industries over the last three years. With the UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) initiative in place to boost regional air transportation, the government further aims to … Continue reading India’s “UDAN” with “More Electric Aircraft”…

The Billion Dollar Question: Import or Indegenise?

The Indian armed forces revered as one of the most powerful and professional forces in the world is backed by 1.21 billion people and an economy of over $2.4 trillion. Yet, when it comes to arming itself with modern weapon systems the army is forced to look towards foreign nations/vendors. As India grows its international … Continue reading The Billion Dollar Question: Import or Indegenise?