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by Chandi Prasaad
15 Jun 2008 21:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2
Replies: 307
Views: 44026

Re: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2

Admiral Jeremiah's statement confirms Paine and McKinzie's Venn diagram. Note the position of the UQ. http://www.princeton.edu/~globsec/publications/pdf/7_2Paine.pdf “Does the U.S. Science - Based Stockpile Stewardship Program Pose a Proliferation Threat ?” by Christopher E. Paine and Matthew G. Mc...
by Chandi Prasaad
15 Jun 2008 18:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2
Replies: 307
Views: 44026

Re: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2

This article would make the DDM look like Einsteins, but one has to read between the lines. What the article DOES have is a table listing a series of 13 hypersonic vehicle projects. Every time they say "X passengers" you can replace that with "X 100 kg payloads". The point is th...
by Chandi Prasaad
15 Jun 2008 08:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2
Replies: 307
Views: 44026

Re: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2

Shiv saar, I am a slow thinker, so the first post took good part of my day. So let me only briefly respond to some questions. From the views you have stated it appears that you believe that deterrence is a continuously moving target and keeps changing. Therefore deterrence cannot be anything but par...
by Chandi Prasaad
15 Jun 2008 02:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2
Replies: 307
Views: 44026

Re: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2

And as Shiv outlined earlier the standard operation principle for this thread: No personal attacks on anyone please under the general guideline that everyone is a jackass, a traitor and an incompetent liar including GOI, armed forces and all Indians and everyone who posts on here - so repeating that...
by Chandi Prasaad
14 Jun 2008 13:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 167544

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

See how Chinese handle Russia and compare that with Indian Gorshkov The Sino-Russia Il-76 Row by Andrei Chang Hong Kong (UPI) Jun 12, 2008 For some time, military cooperation between China and Russia has been stalled over a failed deal involving China's import of Russian Ilyushin Il-76 transport air...
by Chandi Prasaad
14 Jun 2008 12:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2
Replies: 307
Views: 44026

Re: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2

BTW, Arun_S , why are you still carrying on with this split personality business ?? This is getting to be extremely irritating !! And it certainly is gross misuse of BRadmin powers, IMO. Why do you think posting under a different name changes anything at all, especially when you have already reveal...
by Chandi Prasaad
14 Jun 2008 08:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008
Replies: 370
Views: 60311

Re: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008

The Quality of Indian uranium ore may not be same as other nations, but the 74-94,000 tonne of economically recoverable Uranium ore already factors that in. Further economically recoverable Indian Uranium ore has now increased significantly in light of the global increase in energy cost. So the econ...
by Chandi Prasaad
14 Jun 2008 08:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2
Replies: 307
Views: 44026

Re: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2

The real lesson from the Cuban Missile Crisis was that if there is any new clear detergent on either side, he who has conventional superiority and is willing to use it, wins. exactly ! a limited deterrent with small no of bombs none of which exceed 45 kT (assuming the worst case scenario and all th...
by Chandi Prasaad
12 Jun 2008 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 793
Views: 140727

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

Great topic to spend the valuable juice. IMHO one needs to add in this discussion: 1.) a politico, social and economic carrot for ordinary Tibitians and East Turkestanians, so that they can see their interests are better served with Indian interests and Indian Power. {This needs proof of credible In...
by Chandi Prasaad
12 Jun 2008 00:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2
Replies: 307
Views: 44026

Re: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2

Prem ( Location: Free Canadian Visamobile ) :rotfl: :rotfl: : How is bijness in Slumabad giving "Free Canadian Visa"? With the 11 pure Islamic faujees sent packing to 'dozak' (by God knows woo can doo), I think there are 55 free wimmin of the X-faujees left to take your aaffer aaf "F...
by Chandi Prasaad
11 Jun 2008 23:34
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008
Replies: 370
Views: 60311

Re: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008

He is doing the right thing by pointing to the political opposition for the deal. Think why. Google cache of news stories on MMS statements See the bit about Mulford. So things are pressing on. Hence the statement which the press is reporting at their liberty. Thanks Ramana: Humm ... .. . that is i...
by Chandi Prasaad
11 Jun 2008 22:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008
Replies: 370
Views: 60311

Re: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008

PM blames Left, BJP for sabotaging N-deal Press Trust Of India Wed, Jun 11, 2008 New Delhi: The Prime Minister has for the first time 8) blamed the Left and the BJP for stopping the nuclear deal in its tracks. On the sidelines of a meeting with foreign service probationers in Delhi, Manmohan Singh ...
by Chandi Prasaad
09 Jun 2008 11:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2
Replies: 307
Views: 44026

No (that was no to satyarthi, not shauryaT), the times have changed. Tsar-Bomba may have impressed the world in 1970, but since it can't be done atmospheric, it won't be very impressive anyway. It will just cause anger and contempt. Same money spent on a space shot is better bang for the buck, far ...
by Chandi Prasaad
09 Jun 2008 07:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008
Replies: 370
Views: 60311

Chandi Prasaad, Shri Kakodkar has admitted efforts to increase domestic production are on. Please go to the same link and read. Dr. Kakodkar observed that there was a huge shortage in the supply of uranium, although the country was on the road to increasing production. The proposed uranium mining p...
by Chandi Prasaad
09 Jun 2008 04:59
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008
Replies: 370
Views: 60311

Anabhaya: I am willing to learn. Please help me learn how much power India needs versus what the demand is NOW, 10 years from NOW, 20 Year from now, and 40 year from now and 50 year from NOW. And where is the money required to install additional power generation capacity and the fuel to operate them...
by Chandi Prasaad
09 Jun 2008 00:04
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2
Replies: 307
Views: 44026

Long time ago when I was reading this book (select pages also available on Google books: [url=http://books.google.com/books?id=nkmQl_NrcgMC&dq=from+polaris+to+trident+the+development+of+us+fleet+ballistic+missile+technology+by+graham+spinardi&pg=PP1&ots=mrW-_jMV3U&sig=kbuhuvJYmehZV5...
by Chandi Prasaad
08 Jun 2008 12:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 517
Views: 636790

FYI, Pinaka or artillery when fired from 15,000 ft altitude will deliver approx 44% more range.
by Chandi Prasaad
08 Jun 2008 11:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008
Replies: 370
Views: 60311

Energy shortage the larger issue, says Anil Kakodkar From Hindu 08 June, 2008. Energy shortage the larger issue, says Anil Kakodkar N. Rahul HYDERABAD: Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, has said that the mismatch between demand and supply of energy in the country is an issue larger...
by Chandi Prasaad
08 Jun 2008 10:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 55400

Speaking of technical experts, every open source reference I see has a thermonuclear bomb tamper (or is it pusher) made of U 238. It would seem like e need plenty of spent Uranium fuel for that. I don't suppose that is in short supply? What happens to a thermonuclear bomb in which you do not use u-...
by Chandi Prasaad
04 Jun 2008 23:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 55400

Once more of the truth is told to them (all of it in fact), Jigoes fizzle claims become all irrelevant. I hope it is realized that Jingoes are not precipitating this issue. The issue is simply rooted in defense forces knowing that they are not in the circle of truth, and they are not drinking from ...
by Chandi Prasaad
04 Jun 2008 11:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 55400

Shiv saar, Ref deleted. Army fight with what it has in hand. You tell them they have no nukes they will factor that in their war-fighting scheme of things. You give them nukes that are actually geela fataka, what can be better recipe for grand scale disaster and defeat? High moral notwithstanding. H...
by Chandi Prasaad
04 Jun 2008 07:59
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 55400

[/In fact a lot of the arguments made on here about fizzled bombs could be fed to the armed forces to reduce their morale and confidence in the Indian deterrence. And the Indian population can then be told "Your beloved armed forces cannot protect us because our bombs are a fizzle unlike earli...
by Chandi Prasaad
03 Jun 2008 13:26
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 55400

From previous thread: Instead, we need a second underground or mountain test range with no "Khetolai 3 Kms onlee" and as Arun_S saar suggested, set off a 400Kt there. Dunno if there is space anywhere. Rajasthan is good because of lack of groundwater. Wonder if we have any nice atolls. That...
by Chandi Prasaad
03 Jun 2008 13:20
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 55400

Secondly it is not clear that if we castrate we will get rich by castrating; its likely we will be poor hijda and not reach one. Unfortunately the problem with castration is that in case we are wrong and we were fooled by the promises of harem guard ship into going for the operation -- it will be t...
by Chandi Prasaad
03 Jun 2008 12:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear Testing: Pros and Cons-1
Replies: 319
Views: 55400

I think that there will be breakout of testing around 2015-2025 due to ageing weapons of P-5 and the fact that the generation of scientists who did earlier test would be retiring Much before 2025 the definition of nuclear testing will be frozen to what is defined in CTBT. Now do you you see the cat...
by Chandi Prasaad
26 May 2008 12:23
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

ShauryaT: Thanks for digging and posting those excerpts. :wink: The reason for going after the DAE leadership lead by R Chidambrum is that DAE and nuclear weapons have very serious impact in India nation and people, and since Team-X has failed to perform and deliver (in fact that weapons team has sh...
by Chandi Prasaad
25 May 2008 10:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

India does not have the political will to test. India is on a spree to try and get as much investment as possible - and India's main quest is to try and make rural Indian lifestyle quality similar to urban middle class lifestyles. Everybody knows this and everybody knows that this quest can be dela...
by Chandi Prasaad
25 May 2008 08:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

While we basked in our tests and ducked the relatively mild sanctions, the world has become that much more hardened against the idea of testing. That means that an upstart nation that tests now either has to be totally not bothered about economic or other consequences, or it has to say that we are ...
by Chandi Prasaad
25 May 2008 07:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

You forget that overt "Capability" demonstration and sustained institution of LIF and Stewardship Program (with 2 or more independent teams of physicists and mathematicians) is the other option. But for that the Nation needs enactment of Laws that ensure this Stewardship Program is never ...
by Chandi Prasaad
25 May 2008 01:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

Consider that as far back as in 1974 - we had a 100% success rate in our tests. Pls revisit and recall the fundamentals of statistics requires a certain minimum sample size that is much greater then 1, before talking of success rate. SaiK - you make an interesting point. Suppose India is actually d...
by Chandi Prasaad
25 May 2008 00:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

I was not entirely joking with my previous post about testing. All the pre-1998 nuclear power are holding off from overt testing. Only France and China tested in 1992 - so their last chance to validate their arsenal and data was 15 years ago. Everyone's arsenal is getting older and while the US cle...
by Chandi Prasaad
24 May 2008 12:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

Where is the need to test any further if this goal is acheivable? Because after 30 years even the fission weapons India tested will become of questionable reliability. Due to irreversible change in stoichiometric ratio of various heavy isotopes in Indian Pu (as those small peripheral isotopes decay...
by Chandi Prasaad
24 May 2008 05:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

Achy, Its not like knowing how to cook rice in a two cup rice cooker and scaling it for the 20 cup cooker. Its much more complex as getting to the core of fundamental physics and understanding the nature of things. Thanks, ramana Very correct. One should be very clear about the meaning of scalable ...
by Chandi Prasaad
23 May 2008 20:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

But how come the Western experts are not questioning it? Surely it should be easy for me to write to any Western nuke expert and ask him if scalability is possible or not. You could do that too and then there would be someone serious questioning that statement. That way no Indian has to worry about...
by Chandi Prasaad
23 May 2008 13:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

I Computer modeling has come far enough to avoid physical tests. IIRC computer were invented and available before 1998 also. So why the need for nuclear test, or LCA test flights? So what happened to S1? Why was India on verge of testing in 2002? Surely GOI did not snatch away computers from BARC s...
by Chandi Prasaad
23 May 2008 11:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

We are left with two facts as I recall them (and I am willing to accept any new information that is shown to me in this connection) a) Chidambaram claimed that S-1 is "easily scalable" up to 200 kt b) nobody (to my knowledge) has disputed this in public. The yields have been disputed, as ...
by Chandi Prasaad
23 May 2008 06:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

The whole idea of reducing the value of weapon size and yield to the question of deterrence is (in my view) as follows. Nuclear weapons are held in inventories primarily as a symbol of the punishment one is capable of inflicting. Any adversary has to confront the reality that he, or his forces or m...
by Chandi Prasaad
23 May 2008 04:21
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

Sanjay wrote:Actually if it is public domain info - I refer to an interview given by the CO of the SFC in late 2005 to Force Magazine in it he refered to cooperation with the "scientific community" to ensure a viable deterrent.

I met him few times before and after he was CO.
by Chandi Prasaad
23 May 2008 04:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

Sanjay wrote:Anything to substantiate your claim of SFC heartburn ?

We seem to be shadow boxing on that point.

Exactly.
It was a rhetorical response. I cant substantiate it without compromising my source, just as much as you perhaps. So let us keep out non-public domain information.
by Chandi Prasaad
23 May 2008 03:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 51940

Sanjay wrote:Chandi, SFC knows a lot more than it lets on at presen

Anything to substantiate it?

As far as I know SFC has heart burn with current options.

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