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by sauravjha
04 Jun 2008 14:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 843918

here are some images of the VLRAAM from secret projects . they were taken at Maks 2007 by Flateric. Credit also goes to Overscan. http://webshareimage.com/images/89hw3vvlrw5c8uk28fpt_thumb.jpg In the second image the AAM-L is visible along with other missiles. http://webshareimage.com/images/y7wa6pp...
by sauravjha
04 Jun 2008 13:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 843918

by sauravjha
04 Jun 2008 12:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

our circle is actually bigger because it includes the United states itself. And i guess i am not being politically correct here. The united states has the capability to hold the entire world at risk. while it may be finding it difficult to defeat elusive enemies in some insurgencies, it continues to...
by sauravjha
04 Jun 2008 11:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

This ," testing will diminish the confidence of the armed forces" , in someway assumes that the new series of tests will be failures. Because routine testing for maintenance after random sampling has been done the world over. why would the Indian forces get demoralized if the series of tes...
by sauravjha
04 Jun 2008 11:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

once we break into the brave new world of better and more reliable weapons. the west will be presented with a fait accompli , because we would *already have the capability* . A few NPAs may bitch but my expectation is, we will subsequently be presented with an even more honourable deal and even more...
by sauravjha
04 Jun 2008 10:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

To me, the deterrence issues are: 1) Does India possess nuclear weapons? i.e., things that CAN cause instant, massive destruction? 2) Does India have systems deployed to deliver these a) with rapid response, b) survivability to pre-emptive surprise attack c) reliably and d) accurately enough to hit...
by sauravjha
04 Jun 2008 09:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

India is a country where there is no real right , left or center. Our people tend to be all over the place and that is precisely why the oft used term "issue based support" crops up. it is therefore not really surprising when various xullahs in this forum switch to peacenik , conciliatory ...
by sauravjha
04 Jun 2008 09:40
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

look at the funny forms that mahishasur has assumed 1. Khetolai will be damaged ... eek! don't test. Looks like Arundhati roy has some following on this forum after all. 2. Greenhorn makes a statement sometime in the last decade and forum jingos seem to echo his conclusion. yeah right .. Biss be on ...
by sauravjha
04 Jun 2008 09:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

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by sauravjha
03 Jun 2008 17:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

Dont you think these are relevant questions? IF its 1 MT and above, where do you think we should conduct these tests? Pokhran has the pesky Khetolai village around., which you may or not believe will be affected. this question combined with the constant "need" to know the exact number of ...
by sauravjha
03 Jun 2008 17:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

Why is this relevant? Both issues are true and the situation will be exacerbated by sanctions. Whether or not food imports is the answer is immaterial: fact is GoI WILL import food if basic food stuffs start increasing, and that requires forex, which IS affected by sanctions. it is relevant because...
by sauravjha
03 Jun 2008 17:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

Sauravjha: You havent specified how many tests, yields or an answer to the cost benefit analysis. Given high inflation in rising food costs, massive oil price rises, why do you think an economic impact is easier? Could you quantify the "gain" that you see by making this adverse im pact? N...
by sauravjha
03 Jun 2008 15:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

I believe that the current environment is pretty darn okay for testing. Ten years down the line it will probably be even easier to test. however , what about the new weapons that people like me keep harping on? If they can be developed with a LIF or otherwise , great. But if they can't , then we nee...
by sauravjha
03 Jun 2008 14:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

Offshore investing via Mauritius is just to get past Indian tax laws. I’m afraid you are not applying your mind to how international finance works if you think if US imposes restrictions on its companies from investing in India they can still do so via Mauritius. Heck the US can even penalize, an...
by sauravjha
03 Jun 2008 14:21
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

One of the most key military technologies is the new generation of nuclear weapons presently under development as these impinge on future deterrence structures like never before. And big daddy sam and our froggie friends are not going to part with it anyway. Tech for Low intensity conflict can and s...
by sauravjha
03 Jun 2008 14:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

We are already half crippled by the oil shock as you’ve posted in the Economy thread. Can you imagine what a sanctions regime on top of that would entail? And less discount the fact that this UPA government is bad, corrupt etc. As Doc Shiv has said, let’s take all that as a given And exactly wh...
by sauravjha
03 Jun 2008 13:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

Gentlemen, the impulse for the Indo-U.S nuclear deal is business , security/NPA lobby is the constraint on which a utility maximization problem is being done. Big business is pushing the deal and they have tried to keep an age old U.S lobby somewhat mollified. However when push comes to shove they w...
by sauravjha
03 Jun 2008 11:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

Last off topic post without getting into Debate mode . On a different note I am glad that the moderators have opened this thread and shut the previous one , where incessant arguments advanced in the favour of not testing had to be rebutted , to the level of exasperation. it was quite evident that a ...
by sauravjha
03 Jun 2008 11:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

Before we get into The exact contours of the " its the economy .. stupid argument" I just want to say a few things. the thread itself is very topical . so the debate from my side will no longer be on the need to test , but on 1. how debilitating the cons really are , 2. how the so called c...
by sauravjha
03 Jun 2008 10:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

maulana enqyoob, you seem to have a deep rooted belief in the police state. A U.S general recently remarked that any half-assed person can learn to build anything from the internet. we aren't discussing anything on the nooklear side of things that is even remotely close to aiding such low li*** .if ...
by sauravjha
02 Jun 2008 18:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

If the new clear threads go around spreading knaalij like they have been doing so far, BRF can take credit for providing assistance on this front. Believe me, the enemies are phar mor Knaaligible about our capabilities then the erudition that is being displayed at BRF. On the other hand, awareness ...
by sauravjha
02 Jun 2008 18:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

I assume, like shiv says, that everyone demanding more tests here is well-intentioned, but I submit, influenced by (b). opening a rather old can of worms here, aren't we? so Indian advancement is totally dependent on not testing and signing on the honey that sugar daddy Sam is dangling for us , eh?...
by sauravjha
02 Jun 2008 16:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 630401

hink about China and Tibet. IMHO the next war will be over Tibet. Misinterpreted missile attack as N missile strike; that is only relevant for rich trigger happy goons that were cowards inside. Hair trigger ready environment is destabilizing and will very unlikely be the case of India v.s. its like...
by sauravjha
02 Jun 2008 16:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 630401

The A2(AT) as per Arun has a range of more than 4000 km for 1500 kg. Its safe to assume with 1000 kg payload it can do 5000 kg. Now distance from mumbai to Beijing 4875 km and to shanghai 5046 Km. What makes you thing the Agni-2 (AT) has to be in tawang to target these cities? A2 essentially covers...
by sauravjha
02 Jun 2008 15:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 630401

I am more concerned about the A2-At's deployment than its capability. the Chinese continue to have a superior BM capability than us and they might try to shut us out in the event of a conflict. the A2-At is rail mobile and for it to truly serve as a conventional weapon (flying = response time) , it ...
by sauravjha
02 Jun 2008 14:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5551
Views: 613999

Russians today consider the Indian defence establishment to be their b****. though we all know about the strategic tie-ups ATV etc etc , the fact is a stand has to be made somewhere, otherwise we will continue to GUBO and buy rust buckets from the world over .
by sauravjha
02 Jun 2008 10:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

Pu-240 on the other hand is extremely fissile and if more than 5% will cause pre-detonation in gun type bums and contamination with 240 will cause the pit to be hot. More importantly, all the neutron flux will make the bum itself radio active and the neutron hitting the metal components will disloc...
by sauravjha
02 Jun 2008 09:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

On a different note I am glad that the moderators have opened this thread and shut the previous one , where incessant arguments advanced in the favour of not testing had to be rebutted , to the level of exasperation. it was quite evident that a fair degree of "devil's advocacy" was at play...
by sauravjha
02 Jun 2008 09:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 48626

LakshmiC thermal neutrons do not "fission U-238" but are captured by it to breed Pu-239.In a PHWR natural uranium containing about 0.7 per cent U-235 is loaded and it is this U-235 which "fissions" . PHWRs have the advantage of being re-fuelled while on-load which is why they mak...
by sauravjha
24 May 2008 12:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 46577

Unfortunately breaking into N club entails perennial expense and top quality scientific staff to keep the N power dry; it is NOT about make nukes and store in a vault to be opened only when needed. Every Nuclear weapon state requires its own Nuclear Stewardship program (with LIF as its integral par...
by sauravjha
24 May 2008 12:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 46577

Secondly, i do not think that getting up to the "remaining 300" warhead figure will be easy . even then you will have to keep some warheads in reserve for other potential adversaries.
by sauravjha
24 May 2008 11:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 46577

1. A single loss of satellite to ASAT? Why would an adversary launch a *single* ASAT weapon and take *only one* satellite down? If I am that adversary, I will launch multiple ASAT and strive to take *all* your satellite down and as weill strive to take *all* our strike capability out. Ergo, that is...
by sauravjha
24 May 2008 10:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 980963

there is a tendency among some people to imagine U.S intervention at India's behest when there was none. it is basically borne out of a feeling that the U.S has warmed up to us and that it is seeing us as a bulwark against the Chinese. In any event , even if it is, we shouldn't be seeing ourselves i...
by sauravjha
24 May 2008 09:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 46577

Then test an ASAT weapon, announce that any Indian satellite downed will be considered as "first strike". On losing a single satellite asset, immediately launch several ASATs and take the enemy ASATs out, immediately launch remaining nukes [either use them or loose them] and they need not...
by sauravjha
24 May 2008 09:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 46577

My question is, what if India were able to stockpile 500 warheads, and not worry about testing in the near to medium term future. In what way would this affect deterrence or any other geopolitical goal? Why would yields or scalability matter at all? For a goal of 8 citiies - 500 warheads - even of ...
by sauravjha
24 May 2008 08:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 46577

2. It is known in our neighbourhood, that we have the capability of MIRV *and* accuracy. [Look at the PSLV launch]. my dear friend you surely know that inserting the MIRV bus into the correct orbit is hardly the whole picture. as I have written before this CEP stuff will be rendered useless given t...
by sauravjha
23 May 2008 17:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 46577

look at the logic of Pokhran testing 1. the boosted primary of Shakti -I worked . 2. the primary of Shakti III , which is itself a boosted fission device worked. Great, so 1+2 means we have a working FBF . Super , so we can all go home happy , because at least we have a FBF that worked in two differ...
by sauravjha
23 May 2008 17:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 46577

The Sloika is quite inefficient and heavy. Why would Israel be building such weapons (as suggested by the Dimona mockup) if they had access to more sophisticated TN designs? Israeli capability is assumed but Indian capability is suspect? Which nation has actually tested weapons? the sloika is usual...
by sauravjha
23 May 2008 16:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 46577

that hardly proves anything . so based on this particular photograph you are going to contend that Israel has not really mastered the daisy chain?

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