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    KR

    Good to see some action on this front. But is it ambitious enough? A 250MW power station looks rather small seeing how A&N already has 65MW of diesel based generation capacity, some or most of which would be replaced by this new generator.

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    Anonymous

    LCA updates???

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    Anonymous

    A nuclear power station will not be that good. It can be taken out by the Chinese in a first attack. So it will be better to have a distributed one based on wind and solar power to power the islands.

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    Anonymous

    The LCA Tejas updates are going to get outdated by the time you post it

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    Anonymous

    Its about time.

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    Anonymous

    LCA is undergoing "successful" testing somewhere – there is a Guiness Record to be made you know.

    I suggest we tell the MMRCA suppliers to take 1 LCA for every plane supplied. It shall keep the production lines running.

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    sushanta datta

    Is he your friend or have you overachieved more than him , whats with the heading how come you are on first name basis , we are in india not is USA , give him proper respect and add at least Dr. in front of his name.

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    Anonymous

    Considering that the Andaman & Nicobar islands are a geologically active zone I think it will be risky to make it a base for aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines

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    the terminator

    It is good to note that something concrete about the defence potential of the A & C islands is being planned. It is imperative that these island chain that is close to the choke point of the Straits of Malacca should be developed for the Navy and Air Force to ensure a safe passage for Indian ships as well as those of friendly nations.

    If these islands are also included into a development plan, it would attract Indian and international developers as a tourist and commercial destination.

    Countries with limited land area such as Singapore could be attracted to invest with the proper sort of incentives.

    If proper infrastructure and other facilities are included in a development plan, investors looking for lucrative returns may show interest in these islands.

    Far too long the A & C has been left idle which might attract the wrong kind of opportunists.

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    Anonymous

    One sunami and crores of tax payers money wasted

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    Anonymous

    We remain the dumb and unimaginative Indics. 250 MW is nothing if you want to develop A&N as a tourist and recreation hotspot to rival mauritius, maldives et al. You need a 2000 MW baseload from nuclear itself, the rest coming from gas-turbine peak load generators. Wind, grid-tie solar and hydro 'wave' generators can provide another 5 MW or so and give the project the much desired green credential.

    Earthquakes and tsunamis are non-issue. You build the infrastructure taking into account seismic activity.

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    Indian

    IF India does really wants to develope A&N island chain into a Military as well as tourist hotspot,It has plenty of options left.

    Taking the Advantage of the location of the island chain itself,leaving the Carnicobar for Military pouposes as like today.A good miniaturised 1GW reactor can take care of the military use.It can be placed some where deep in the ground so that i will be safe out of harms hand.Even though the rest of the Island is being attacked the reactor underground will be safe.
    U can have a deep sea port and submarine base(underground) on Great nicobar.While the carnicobar can hold aircrafts and future bombers(incase we induct).

    Similar sized reactor(underground) can be used on the Adaman Chain.U can connect the small island chains with bridges and can call the private sector for investments.Develoing a domestic seaport will help a lot.Turning the Andamans into a singapore is a matter of decision and determination.

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    Anonymous

    @ All …

    If all of you guys have such expert criticisms and comments, then why dont you all just shut up and join the BRO or DRDO or ISRO or any other nation building organization. At least be encouraging and thankful to what ever is being done and planned by others. If there is something that the Armed Forces hate the most, it is back seat drivers like you.

    – Capt Karan Singh Randhawa.

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