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    Anonymous

    Shiv Aroor Sir,

    what is the meaning of livefist?

    Padma K

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    Shiv Aroor

    padma: it was a name i first came up with for a political cartoon strip i was working on. but that evolved differently. so i decided to name this blog livefist when i started it. two words i put together during a day scrawl in wales!

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    Anonymous

    Nice one shiv..i think Dhruv will make it. if not, alteast it will make hard for the close-in competitor.

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    Anonymous

    Thanks Shiv for the report…your attempt to kill the Dhruv export couldnt be clearer. The EF/ Swedes maintain a discreet silence over teething troubles…you otoh seek to give them as much publicity as possible..slimeball.

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    Shiv Aroor

    anon@3.42PM: it certainly will make it hard. i spoke to someone from a chilean business delegation that had come for some CII meeting recently in delhi. he happened to work for an aerospace firm that was looking to get some outsourcing contracts for the helicopter tender. he said he’d visited and watched most of the trials, and that there was no question that the ALH performed much better than the bell and the ec-145. let’s hope the chilean govt thought so too!

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    Anonymous

    yes shiv..there is going to be no second thoughts in the selection, if not for some invented reasons and lobby effect :wink:…problem/malfunction happens everywhere in aerospace industry…happened in F-16,F-18,F-22,Su-30 and now Gripen. I dont think that will be major problem in the selection. if there is a breakthrough..then its going to be gala time for our industry.

    Mach (anon@3.42PM)

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    Sniperz11

    @anon (@4.21 pm),

    I disagree. Most of the information is already in the open, and instead of giving cause for speculation and rumors, it is better to come clean and keep the public informed about the causes for any accidents.

    In the case of the Dhruv, its crashes have been analyzed and all problems have been fixed. If HAL had kept these info about the Tail rotor issues in the bag, the public would not have known about it, and would not realize that the issue had been solved. Instead, the HAL came clean, and in the end, we have a truly wonderful machine, with no issues whatsoever, which can survive crashes from 5000 ft, and perform at altitudes where no one else can.

    Remember, the Indian Armed forces have some of the most gruesome and punishing trials for any system, and Dhruv has passed muster on all of them with flying colors.

    Look at the Gripen. They have had 5 crashes, and all were analyzed and fixed. keeping the people in the loop and informed helps clear issues.

    However, the role of the media in this is no small one. They should be rational and clear, without speculation (as happened at AI-07).

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    Anonymous

    Just to put in perspective – http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/11/05/f15.grounding/index.html

    An entire fleet of old warhorses like f-15 gets grounded because of one incident.


    Subodh

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