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by sudeepj
23 Sep 2017 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1631
Views: 203090

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

jamwal wrote:
A civilian in Arnia showing unexploded mortars fired by pakis. They are deliberately targeting civilians


Why is he handling the shells like that? Damn things may still go off.. :-( Arent the people whose fields these things land in supposed to turn it in to the bomb squad or something?
by sudeepj
20 Sep 2017 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1122
Views: 81083

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Develop Steam Catapult tech now, also invest in developing EMALS tech. India should have made a double or single hulled diesel test sub, a decade ago, but they didn't Now there is a good government in power, so the need is to further develop Aircraft carrier tech and do as much inhouse as possible,...
by sudeepj
17 Sep 2017 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2788
Views: 364360

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The US alliance system has been remarkably stable over the post WW II period. Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, South Africa, even with Pakistan. Had Pakistan not done its usual perfidy, ties with Pakistan would not have gone down. When we call the US a fickle ally, I feel we are r...
by sudeepj
14 Sep 2017 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2703
Views: 214582

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Massa Based "Indian Scam Artists" Take Advantage Of Vulnerable Pakis Living In USA , Legal Or Illegally . Gang Members Now Arrested :mrgreen: Suspects plead guilty in US multi-million dollars scam. The gang particularly targeted the Pakistani-American community because of their vulnerabil...
by sudeepj
13 Sep 2017 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3606
Views: 296923

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I check both the chandrapur and bolangir plants on google earth. Both have extensive bunkers to store explosives and ready shells Whoever is going to check this issue will need to check the storage dumps where the fired shell was stored through its life, not just the plants which likely only have t...
by sudeepj
13 Sep 2017 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Aviation - News and Discussion
Replies: 205
Views: 9725

Re: International Military Aviation - News and Discussion

brar_w wrote:Concept art of what Lockheed's proposal will definitely not look like -

Image


I bet the air intakes and the jet exhaust are going to be above the flying wing.. :-)
by sudeepj
13 Sep 2017 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3606
Views: 296923

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

>> Look at the way they pour powder into the brass. It's very uneven. This is likely how OFB does it's powder allocation. I doubt it. making of bombs and shells at huge automated plants is a lot different from dara adam khel, they could not meet supply requirements in that mode nor meet any safety ...
by sudeepj
12 Sep 2017 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3606
Views: 296923

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Uhh.. the OFB ammo has burst in the original Bofors, the Dhanush and now the M777. Seems to point to the ammo, not the guns.
by sudeepj
09 Sep 2017 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3606
Views: 296923

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

abhik wrote:
sudeepj wrote:
If the canards/wings dont move, how will it guide the projectile? The little wings move alright.

No they don't, here's a video which explains how it works (albeit it is for the mortar version).
https://youtu.be/u-d5MbZoNpg?t=40s


Clever Indeed..!!! :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
by sudeepj
09 Sep 2017 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3606
Views: 296923

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

abhik wrote:Its quite a clever design, the canards are fixed (no actuators) and the CEP is now claimed to be <10m.


If the canards/wings dont move, how will it guide the projectile? The little wings move alright.
by sudeepj
08 Sep 2017 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2703
Views: 214582

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Is the new Chinese plant at Chasma under IAEA safeguards?
by sudeepj
06 Sep 2017 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172240

Re: Deterrence

Big nukes, he said, are "increasingly less useful to us" in military terms. He called them " political tools used by one nation of influence on the population of another , not tools we in the military need to carry out military operations". By this strict battlefield logic, the ...
by sudeepj
06 Sep 2017 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3606
Views: 296923

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

In instances when there is no close air support available, GPS may just be the difference allowing artillery to come in and contribute. Collateral damage does not necessary always mean civilians and civilian infrastructure but could also mean blue forces. As I have mentioned in the past its importa...
by sudeepj
06 Sep 2017 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172240

Re: Deterrence

We can argue about what the 'truth' about Indian nuclear weapons is, as in how many, what yield etc. or we can argue about what it should be, in our respective humble, and frequently, profoundly misinformed opinions. I think, the truth about the existing state of Indian nukes is pretty much unknowab...
by sudeepj
05 Sep 2017 19:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172240

Re: Deterrence

I have quoted you and that is clear enough. You want to *restore balance* based on individual weapon capacity rather than genocidal capacity where a 8 x 20 Kt would be as good as 1 Mt nuke. There it is in plain sight. I am talking about restoring a balance to deterrence, not prestige. Please ignore...
by sudeepj
05 Sep 2017 09:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172240

Re: Deterrence

You just need many more KT devices, many more survivable platforms with associated costs, that is all. The only place I have heard 'prestige' is from you, I challenge you to produce one prestige related argument that can be inferred from my post. If you cant, stop arguing in bad faith.
by sudeepj
05 Sep 2017 08:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172240

Re: Deterrence

The simple fact is this: 1. MT weapons are weapons of Genocide. Early weaponeers such as Oppenheimer realized this and characterized these weapons as such. 2. Given a few hundred MT weapons, one country can commit genocide on another. 3. Pure/boosted fission KT weapons can impose sharp economic and...
by sudeepj
05 Sep 2017 03:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172240

Re: Deterrence

The simple fact is this: 1. MT weapons are weapons of Genocide. Early weaponeers such as Oppenheimer realized this and characterized these weapons as such. 2. Given a few hundred MT weapons, one country can commit genocide on another. 3. Pure/boosted fission KT weapons can impose sharp economic and ...
by sudeepj
05 Sep 2017 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172240

Re: Deterrence

I must point out that nuclear weapons cause burn injuries. If you bump your head or cut your finger - they are also injures. One could ask "Millions of people have injuries and survive, so why should the injured be a special problem after a nuclear attack?" This is ignorance. Burns are a ...
by sudeepj
04 Sep 2017 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172240

Re: Deterrence

It is time we upgraded our proven yields by testing. The sooner the useless Chidambaram is booted out of his perch as PSA to PM, the better. The alternative is TSP escalation dominance and military overlordship. Economic considerations cannot be let to come in the way of something so critical to na...
by sudeepj
04 Sep 2017 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172240

Re: Deterrence

I just want to add that, MT weapons are genocidal weapons. Their only use is to possibly commit genocide on another nation. Right now, totalitarian regimes, such as China (and Pakistan, if they have access to proven North Korean designs) have the capability to commit genocide on India, but we do not...
by sudeepj
04 Sep 2017 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172240

Re: Deterrence

There are only a few cases of cities being wiped out. Hiroshima, Nagasaki are just two examples, but 'strategic bombing' by the allied powers wiped out many German and Japanese cities. Large parts (upwards of 50%) of all Japanese cities were obliterated, yet that nation stood back on its feet within...
by sudeepj
04 Sep 2017 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 3202

Re: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion

The fourth Chinese test, Chic-4, a missile war head, the designs for which were later transferred to Pakistan weighed 1280 kgs (source: Pakistani general talk at Lawrence Livermore labs). The Chic-4 is a comparatively primitive design, even for the Pakistan's level of technological achievement at t...
by sudeepj
04 Sep 2017 02:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 641
Views: 37639

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Is the necessary firepower to slap NoKo assembled in the theater? Will there be a willing partner that provides a land base for delivery of ordnance on top of NoKo?
by sudeepj
04 Sep 2017 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 3202

Re: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion

These inferences are perfectly reasonable and more importantly, perfectly clear to the powers that want to take us on. People who are nuclear scientists themselves will know these things even better than any lay person can! So to say that there is no deterrence or deterrence is only notional is a vi...
by sudeepj
04 Sep 2017 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 3202

Re: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion

The sixth Chinese test in 1967 weighed 2 tonnes with a yield of 3.x MT. The fourth Chinese test, Chic-4, a missile war head, the designs for which were later transferred to Pakistan weighed 1280 kgs (source: Pakistani general talk at Lawrence Livermore labs). The Chic-4 is a comparatively primitive ...
by sudeepj
03 Sep 2017 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 3202

Re: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion

@sudeepj: It seems R Chidambaram managed to goof up the TN test despite having the materials with him. This worthy still stays on as PSA to the PM past the age of 80 years giving platitudes like the adequacy of computer simulations for deterrence. lets be more respectful towards our scientists.. ok...
by sudeepj
03 Sep 2017 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 3202

Re: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion

To add to the last post, in some ways, once you have the special materials, making a hydrogen bomb/multistage radiation imploded weapon is easier than making an atom bomb. This is because the radiation implosion does not rely on 'engineered' behavior, such as accurate machining or high speed electro...
by sudeepj
03 Sep 2017 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 3202

Re: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion

They received bicycle manufacturing technology from China a few years ago. It was noted on the forum. Since then the advances have been astounding. Off road mobile, cold launched ICBMs, miniaturized TN weapons. They clearly are putting all their resources into this. Regime survival. They won't be a...
by sudeepj
03 Sep 2017 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 3202

Re: North Korea : Military Technology News & Discussion

Successive feckless US administrations have led to a new axis of totalitarian regimes.. China, NK, and Pak. While the democracies that are at the mercy of genocidal weapons, in the hands of genocidal regimes.
by sudeepj
02 Sep 2017 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4505
Views: 353000

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Manufacturing the Tejas in numbers will result in high end R&D jobs in next generation technologies, while others, I am afraid will be limited to riveting aluminum. I havent heard any aircraft major, including Boeing say they are going to develop mission critical software in India.
by sudeepj
01 Sep 2017 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1167
Views: 201535

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

/ot. Am I the only one who noticed the similarity of the spoken numerals in the video to Hindu numerals.. Some sounded like Sanskrit numerals.. Shasht, Sapt.. :-)

Would a MAWS+flares have helped the chopper in this case?
by sudeepj
31 Aug 2017 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2703
Views: 214582

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

The sheer amount of leverage Amir-khan has over TSP and its leaders is no comparable to NoKo and China cannot sustain TSP as much as it can NoKo with its large common borders . Also, TSP is more a "good to influence over have" for China compared to NoKo which is a must have due to proximi...
by sudeepj
31 Aug 2017 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1167
Views: 201535

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

But then how do you send accurate PGMs at hundreds of targets - some of which will be decoys and some not seen at all? Getting airfields is easier. Missiles may be best for known radar and SAM sites. By satellite surveillance in peace time. Revisit times of Indian surveillance assets is X days. I a...
by sudeepj
31 Aug 2017 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3606
Views: 296923

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

If they are not gone, we must make efforts to end them! The world does not owe us Indians peace and stability and safeguarding of our interests abroad. These must be handled by ourselves and if we are unwilling to shed sweat now, we will shed blood later.
by sudeepj
31 Aug 2017 04:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 999
Views: 59928

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

That SOB paid for his karma. Good riddance. SRoyji for a moment just consider that Karkare may not have known the truth. He may have been honestly laboring under the impression that Col. Purohit was a terrorist and trying to beat the information or of him. Kind of domestic false flag. Its the root ...
by sudeepj
31 Aug 2017 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3606
Views: 296923

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Agreed, Dhanush and ATAGS should get all the support they need. If muzzle strikes is an issue, it can only be improper storage or design of the shell. We should go ahead and induct the gun with a 39 cal barrel and rebarrel it later.
by sudeepj
30 Aug 2017 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3606
Views: 296923

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Ramana, my point is, if the existing shells have a driving band-shell connection that fails under the stresses of a larger caliber, one option may be to produce some Dhanush to a spec that is able to utilize the existing stock. We may need new shells for the new, bigger guns.
by sudeepj
30 Aug 2017 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 367
Views: 36798

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Pakistan is indeed a weak state. So was Vietnam, circa 1963-72. What it is, is an example of the limits of hard power. What matters more than power, is the perception of power, and the last 15 years have not been good to the global perception of US power. I will argue that North Vietnam was a much ...
by sudeepj
30 Aug 2017 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2703
Views: 214582

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Wall Street Journal (WSJ) via the Australian: US must call China to account for the rising threat of Pakistan Bolton is a pro-China/Pak and anti-India character from his past record. He sounds like he is bashing Pakistan and China but what he is actually lobbying for is a greater role and accommoda...

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