Andaman & Nicobar Defence Discussion

Discussion in 'Defence & Strategic Issues' started by IBRIS, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Haldiram

    Haldiram Senior Member Senior Member

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    The bird is a direct lineage from the prehistoric Dodo bird. The strategic point in declaring the island and its species as endangered is that it allows the gormint to enforce special laws lock it down from the rest of the world and shields it from our secular laws. Hence one can't hunt there, nor can they convert the adivasis. Net net, it's a good move to keep harping on the rare nature of the birds and flowers there. It's not costing us any money. It's not like the gormint is taking care of these birds. It's just saying that they are rare so no visitors allowed. (But our Navy has its telemetry and ELINT stations there, if one reads between the lines). If it becomes a tourist spot then it will become a den of missionaries and tourists and spies and your ELINT stations will be in range of saboteurs posing as tourists.
     
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  2. Syd

    Syd Regular Member

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    You need to keep up in this industry (Telecoms). It is very fast moving and easy to lose track of who is who. Alcatel Submarine Networks is a UK company designing and installing submarine cable networks for PTT operators. It was originally part of STL (a British company), then Nortel (Canadian) then Alcatel (French) and is now owned by Nokia of Finland! But it is based in South London and is staffed by Brits.

    Alcatel which was French, merged with Lucent (US) to become Alcatel-Lucent and then was taken over by Nokia. So it is as Finnish as you can get!!!

    PS. I used to work for Nortel in the UK but the whole industry collapsed at the time of the dot com bust (approx 2001) and most of the N. American and European telecoms suppliers went bust. Only Ericsson, Nokia and Siemens (much reduced in size) survive. The big winner is Huawei of China which was founded by a former general of the PLA!
     
  3. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    It might be owned by Nokia but it is a French company based in Paris. UK has nothing to do with it.
     
  4. Syd

    Syd Regular Member

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    Look at the address, It is based in Greenwich, London. You are an absolute glutton for trying to push French rubbish at every opportunity. By the way, I am an Indian before you accuse me of being an anti French Brit!

    If Alcatel still exists it must be some tiny part of the former company.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    From their website...

    • Paris-Saclay (Essonne - France):The ASN headquarters which hosts R&D, commercial and technical teams, as well as support functions. In our design laboratories in Paris Saclay, we have more than 25,000 km of optical fiber and associated optical amplifiers. These resources allow our technical teams to create test systems for next-generation networks and to replicate deployed submarine cable systems to validate capacity upgrades.
    • Calais, France:This site was created in 1891 and hosts R&D and manufacturing activities, offering the largest manufacturing capability in the industry (45,000 km of cable per year). At this site, ASN also performs cable R&D and the recycling of out of service cables.Greenwich, UK: Amplifiers, repeaters, branching units, ROADM and other submerged equipment are produced at this site where the world’s first transatlantic cable was manufactured in 1858. Today, the site houses modern production and clean room facilities, SLTE and PFE assembly and testing, as well as office space for project management and marine operations teams.
    • Greenwich, UK: Amplifiers, repeaters, branching units, ROADM and other submerged equipment are produced at this site where the world’s first transatlantic cable was manufactured in 1858. Today, the site houses modern production and clean room facilities, SLTE and PFE assembly and testing, as well as office space for project management and marine operations teams.
    https://web.asn.com/en/about-asn/who-we-are/
     
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