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by Arjun
15 Sep 2019 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

They will not release detailed images as this will give an idea of our 2 point discrimination capability. May be a later degraded image. The orbiter is working very well. Why would we want to hide any enhanced camera capability? This is being used on the moon to enhance the knowledge of humanity......
by Arjun
14 Sep 2019 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Haridas wrote:Why is bus necessary? The lander has all functions, so imho bus not needed.

Yes, just a lander and rover should be enough for the next attempt - since the lander has the thrusters required for changing orbits.
by Arjun
14 Sep 2019 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Wasn't CY2 supposed to be on top recording the landing attempt during the landing phase? Not sure why this procedure was not followed.
by Arjun
13 Sep 2019 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Wokaay...looks like ISRO has no desire to preempt any LRO 'before after' with their own photu from CY2

Wonder what to make of it
by Arjun
13 Sep 2019 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393253

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

While we give all this attention to Furkan Khan, Pramila Jayapal & Ro Khanna might be bigger liabilities for US-India relations... :wink:
by Arjun
11 Sep 2019 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

I suspect that ‘intact’ is an interpretation of some scientists - may be an incorrect one. (But I hope I am wrong :) ) It is unlikely that a hard impact will leave Vikram intact.. but we will wait and know soon enough meanwhile from what I know.. thermal imager most likely does not have necessary r...
by Arjun
11 Sep 2019 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Presume ISRO will provide an update and share a snap or two over the next few days, else LRO will definitely do so
by Arjun
11 Sep 2019 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

LRO will be overflying the landing area on Sep 17th as per latest NYTimes article
by Arjun
09 Sep 2019 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

We know the landing site but as Vikram deviated from the pattern the last minute during the final descent, we have to look in an area of 10 x 10 km area from three payloads SAR, IR spectrometer and camera https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/orbiter-will-have-a-lifespan-of-7-5-years-its-possib...
by Arjun
09 Sep 2019 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Arjun wrote:CY2 is supposed to overfly the same spot in 3 days from Saturday which would be before LRO I guess...and it has better cameras from what I understand

On the other hand LRO is 50 km orbit and CY2 100km, so LRO might still have an advantage in spotting the wreckage..
by Arjun
09 Sep 2019 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

CY2 is supposed to overfly the same spot in 3 days from Saturday which would be before LRO I guess...and it has better cameras from what I understand
by Arjun
08 Sep 2019 06:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

TFWIW: What we know about India's failed lunar landing: 5xKJG00-S_c Good point made that out of the entire 'live telecast' only about two minutes was on the actual telemetry data and the rest of the time was focused on the 'people at mission control'....terrible when compared to even the data made ...
by Arjun
07 Sep 2019 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

That's 1:50am IST
by Arjun
07 Sep 2019 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

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by Arjun
06 Sep 2019 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Read all about it, for example here: GEOLOGICAL INSIGHTS INTO CHANDRAYAAN-2 LANDING SITE IN THE SOUTHERN HIGH LATITUDES OF THE MOON. You have detailed description of soil/minerals etc around the area: : The landing ellipse is generally flat in the LRO WAC DTM (‘GLD100’ at 100 m/pixel) and is confin...
by Arjun
06 Sep 2019 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

What kind of soil is expected around the lunar South Pole? Loose sandy type? Given the frigid temperatures and possibility of water can the surface be icy?
by Arjun
06 Sep 2019 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422526

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Nice to finally see this long-awaited paper!

Does this study show that IVC DNA is linked to both ASI and ANI, and not just ASI? If that is the case, then AIT and language import is also disproved I presume.
by Arjun
03 Sep 2019 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1874
Views: 198587

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

If there is no live streaming...what is it that Modi and apparently some 60 other kids from cross India specially flown in to Bangalore will be watching live during the landing on the 7th? I presume there must be some facility for regular updates during the last one hour?
by Arjun
04 Jul 2018 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422526

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

The 2006 paper by R. Premathilake, "The emergence of early agriculture in the Horton Plains, central Sri Lanka: linked to late Pleistocene and early Holocene climatic changes" seems to have been pretty much ignored, if one goes by the number of citations this paper has received. We should...
by Arjun
04 Jul 2018 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422526

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Folks, You will find the contents of this article very exciting. And the article does provide background references (clickable links). Do download those papers and read them. http://indiafacts.org/how-old-is-indian-agriculture/ Amazing stuff NIlesh Fantastic stuff! Traditional history of origin of ...
by Arjun
13 Jun 2018 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422526

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Caravan article about a month back carried a different spin on it from what Niraj Rai is saying now....http://www.caravanmagazine.in/vantage/indus-valley-genetic-contribution-steppes-rakhigarhi I guess it will boil down to how he can prove that these burials are associated with Vedic period or ritua...
by Arjun
03 Apr 2018 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422526

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Who are these 'Iranian farmers' the paper keeps referring to? The Aryan Iranians or the pre-Aryan Sumerians and Elamites ??
by Arjun
23 Mar 2018 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3344
Views: 517073

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Yeah...amidst all the ass-licking from India, China was openly passing on its anti-missile technology to Pakistan ! Very obviously, India is looking for something in particular from China at this proposed meet. Whatever it is, looks unlikely that India will get what it wants - and then we go back to...
by Arjun
19 Mar 2018 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393253

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Some links on the issue from an alum of 'alleged' cream of Indian institutes: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/Just-2-of-Isros-engineers-are-from-IITs-NITs/articleshow/43458127.cms https://www.quora.com/Only-2-of-ISRO-employees-graduated-from-IITs-Why-is-the-number-so-low http...
by Arjun
17 Mar 2018 13:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393253

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There are currently family sponsored preference, employment preference and diversity quotas in place - ie they are subject to annual limits. There are no limits for immediate family members of US citizens and for refugees. If we move towards a system whereby the immigration visas for immediate famil...
by Arjun
17 Mar 2018 12:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3344
Views: 517073

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Obviously we will always cooperate with China on climate change, and other such areas which are not core to foreign policy! As far as core areas of strategic concern go - conflict and cooperation with China will continue, but will be largely driven by how China behaves in response to Indian concerns.
by Arjun
17 Mar 2018 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3344
Views: 517073

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

If China is not going to roll back its anti-India initiatives, it would be quite stupid to cooperate with China on trade. You have got to use all possible measures to ensure China cooperates. I am sure Modi will be conveying this in quite blunt terms. And - of course India will take part a leadershi...
by Arjun
17 Mar 2018 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3344
Views: 517073

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Seems to me that Modi is preparing to give China one last chance to see if they behave. I fully support that initiative....if they do not respond as expected and rollback their various anti-India initiatives like Modi will ask of them - we will then go back to taking leadership role in the anti-Chin...
by Arjun
17 Mar 2018 11:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393253

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

If we are interested in sheer numbers - we have already established that emphasis on merit based emigration is the one that will maximize this for Indians. I differ with you on the implications to Indian Amercans of the move to merit-based immigration. Anycase, lets wait for the details of the new i...
by Arjun
17 Mar 2018 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393253

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

We need our little Indias, we need the cab drivers and motel owners and small businessmen and temple purohits. . There are and will always be specialist visas for priests, chefs and other such specialized professions. Supply of desi retail stores will only depend on the demand for these stores - an...
by Arjun
11 Mar 2018 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393253

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Ok fine...Doesn't change the fact that Catholics + Orthodox are the majority among Indian Christians, but Protestants rule in Indian American Christian circles. I am saying good likelihood of a significant percentage being first generation converts in the US, while you are saying they are likely 2nd...
by Arjun
10 Mar 2018 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393253

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Supratik, I am aware of the history of Catholics / Orthodox / Protestants in India. As regards numbers, my information was very much from wiki... Catholics number 19.9 Mil out of total Christian population of 28 Million. Orthodox Christians would be at least another 2.5 Mil. (https://en.wikipedia.or...
by Arjun
09 Mar 2018 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393253

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Supratik, 70% of Indian Christians are Catholic whereas the situation is the reverse in the case of Indian Americans. Also, while Goan / Mangalorean Catholics and Syrian Christians are known to be enterprising communities, there are no equivalents I can think of in the Protestant case (possibly Chri...
by Arjun
09 Mar 2018 00:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393253

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Jains and Sikhs are highly overrepresented compared to their Indian population share - both of which are understandable given the dynamics within the two communities. Christians, if one gives credence to the PEW survey, are as high as 18% - broken up as 11% Protestant, 5% Catholic and 3% others. Cat...
by Arjun
08 Mar 2018 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393253

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

If the intent is to increase the overall number of Indian Americans in the US, its fairly obvious as to which route would achieve this purpose faster: Immigration Pathways for Indians in the US After Mexico and China, India was the third largest country of origin for new lawful permanent residents (...
by Arjun
05 Mar 2018 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3344
Views: 517073

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

To be fair, there are a number of social media based credit scoring systems being used in the West and India...what's the difference out here ?
by Arjun
05 Mar 2018 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3344
Views: 517073

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Interesting that both the governments in China and Turkey, traditional Paki backers, are showing their true colours and 'coming out of the closet' at around the same time....Will an Axis of Evil become much more evident over the next 5 years, in a throwback to the world of the 1930s ?
by Arjun
02 Mar 2018 12:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3344
Views: 517073

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

http://www.timesnownews.com/india/artic ... ina/204005

The clarification from MEA does not address whether the supposed advisory is true or not...

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