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by Viv Sreenivasan
02 Dec 2009 06:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2568
Views: 327770

Re: Military Flight Safety

Quote from TOI "The two pilots, Wing Commander Srivastava and Flight Lieutenant Arora, had ejected from the Russian-origin fighter while taking part in fire-power exercises at Pokhran after fire alarms went off in the cockpit around 5.30 pm. "Preliminary indications are that it was caused ...
by Viv Sreenivasan
02 Dec 2009 06:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2568
Views: 327770

Re: Military Flight Safety

Day after crash, IAF grounds Sukhoi fleet for checks http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Day-after-crash-IAF-grounds-Sukhoi-fleet-for-checks/articleshow/5288979.cms The Sukoi's are pretty reliable, only 2 have crashed after more than a decade of opeartion. How many Mig's have crashed in the sam...
by Viv Sreenivasan
26 Nov 2009 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 577
Views: 57610

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

Cant believe that India has spend over 30 crore keeping Kasab nice and happy in jail. The guy has the temerity to demand mutton biyriani in jail! Can you believe that? I am looking foward to the day when we have extracted all useful information that we send him swifly packing to his 72 hoories. http...
by Viv Sreenivasan
24 Nov 2009 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 369808

Re: Deterrence

I see that mention has been made that the US is downsizing the yield of its nuclear arsenal. While this may be the case remember that the US has MRVED missiles, and its a proven fact that hitting a target with 6*400KT nukes is much better than a single 2.4 MT nuke hitting the same target. So dont re...
by Viv Sreenivasan
22 Nov 2009 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 369808

Re: Deterrence

Shiv do you have any answers buddy?
by Viv Sreenivasan
22 Nov 2009 08:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 170767

Re: BR Forums Feedback

If you guys use warnings too much you will drive the more creative and intelligent users away from BR and will be left with a sanitised boring group who will lead to a major dumbing down at BR. Do you want that?
by Viv Sreenivasan
22 Nov 2009 08:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 462657

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

asprinzl has no idea what he is on about. ULH are now matchsticks? :roll: . ULHs are vital in mountainous terrain where they can be quickly deployed by helicopters into elevated areas.
by Viv Sreenivasan
22 Nov 2009 08:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 170767

Re: BR Forums Feedback

Ah cmon Rahul, slightly OT post but does that deserve an official warming from Admin? If that were the case half the posts on BR would have to be redlighted for being OT :rotfl: :rotfl: . Take it easy admins dont use your power too much it only dilutes it, warnings should only be issued when a clear...
by Viv Sreenivasan
22 Nov 2009 08:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 219858

Re: India-China News and Discussions

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by Viv Sreenivasan
22 Nov 2009 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 369808

Re: Deterrence

What is actually stopping India from conducting a nuclear test tommorrow? US sanctions? BAH we got over that well enough. International opinion? BAH who cares what the EU thinks. We are a growing power and the world is coming to our doors to trade with us. Okay we may lose the Indo-US nuclear deal b...
by Viv Sreenivasan
22 Nov 2009 07:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 219858

Re: India-China News and Discussions

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by Viv Sreenivasan
21 Nov 2009 17:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 369808

Re: Deterrence

The US has conducted over 1000 nuclear tests to extensively verify the capability and effectiveness of their Nuclear arsenal. India has conducted a bare handuful and that only with low yeild weapons and you want me to believe that India has an effective deterrerant nuclear arsenal?? :roll: :roll: . ...
by Viv Sreenivasan
21 Nov 2009 17:49
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese
Replies: 395
Views: 62226

Re: India-China News and Discussions

I dont see why we cant have a constructive realtionship with China. We may never really be friends but is the US and China friends? They still have a huge trading relationship. We being China's neighbours should benefit from their economic growth. I have noticed that many rakshaks have what is terme...
by Viv Sreenivasan
21 Nov 2009 17:42
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65109

Re: India-China News and Discussions

Nothing new here. The Chinese have always been -civilizationally speaking- ahead of us. You need to remember that historically the concept of India really only came into being with the Mughals who controlled most of what is modern day India. The concept of China is much older. Also if you list techn...
by Viv Sreenivasan
09 Oct 2009 19:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 289764

Re: Internal Security Watch

Wow i cant believe that this wasent posted here before. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/india/Massive-hunt-on-for-Maoists-who-massacred-17-cops/articleshow/5105469.cms Those mad maoists have murdered 17 cops in MH. This happened a few days ago and i am the first to post about it. This is a s...
by Viv Sreenivasan
25 Aug 2009 14:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 251809

Re: India-US News and Discussion

She should have tried to convert those two bitches to hinduism.
by Viv Sreenivasan
25 Aug 2009 13:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 251809

Re: India-US News and Discussion

hahaha :rotfl: . That video cracked me up. LoL those dumb girls has absolutely no clue about ethnicity or geography, its quite hilarious. Umm yea an "Indian is when an african and an asian have a baby" out of this world.
by Viv Sreenivasan
13 Aug 2009 11:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 404587

Re: Indian Autos Thread

The global car industry today is ULTRA competitive. All segments of the market from the cheapest to the most expensive, from the smallest car to the largest SUV is covered. Therefore where is the nitch in the market where Indian car makers can exploit? I can only see 2 possible nitches in the market...
by Viv Sreenivasan
07 Aug 2009 08:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 504376

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

HK is now part of China, they dont need to prove a point to them.
by Viv Sreenivasan
01 Aug 2009 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Capitulation at Sharm el Sheikh
Replies: 523
Views: 40599

Re: Capitulation at Sharm el Sheikh

Dunno the exact reasons why but current generation of leaders dont compare with the older generation leaders of the 1960s and 1970s. The current generation appear to be lazy and apathetic to India's strategic interests. This is not very promising for a country aspiring to the a world power. Where is...
by Viv Sreenivasan
01 Aug 2009 11:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 698141

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

While this is good news, lets remember that its going to take atleast another 2 years and probably 3 years to actually get this sub in operational condition. We dont have a nuke sub yet, just one undergoing trials and evaluation. India missed a MASSIVE opportunity with the Magazon docks fiasco. We c...
by Viv Sreenivasan
26 Jul 2009 18:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 161357

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Well here is a video clearly showing the front of the sub.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/vide ... 821738.cms
by Viv Sreenivasan
24 Jul 2009 15:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3398
Views: 487992

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Theres nothing in the world quite like an American carrier battle group, if the US so inclined just 4 of these battle groups could take on the entire Indian navy and airforce and win. Its pretty awe-inspiring really the power of the american navy.
by Viv Sreenivasan
14 Jul 2009 15:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 19728

Re: Indian Military Aviation

At $40M US a pop the Mirage upgrade better be something great otherwise India is getting ripped off big time.
by Viv Sreenivasan
13 Jul 2009 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 289764

Re: The Red Menace

Quite unbelievable really, 6 people die due to collapse of the Delhi Bridge and its national headlines. 36 Policemen killed and another 13 missing and it barely registers on the airwaves. Why? Probably because its in some remote area in Chattisgarh and who cares what goes on there anyways? This head...
by Viv Sreenivasan
12 Jul 2009 17:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 278802

Re: Internal Security Watch

Getting all too frequent. This problem needs to be tackled seriously.
Another 23 cops murdered by maoists.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8146561.stm
by Viv Sreenivasan
09 Jul 2009 13:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Should we discontinue EVMs?
Replies: 2401
Views: 110919

Re: Should we discontinue EVMs?

Sachin in my post i said the ballot papers should be dispatched as soon as it is practicable before the election. It might take even a couple of weeks to dispatch ballot papers to 25 odd constituenceis. All that needs to be done is make sure that EVMs are assigned to particular constituencies.
by Viv Sreenivasan
08 Jul 2009 08:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Should we discontinue EVMs?
Replies: 2401
Views: 110919

Re: Should we discontinue EVMs?

If 100 out of 500 constituencies are tested using ballot paper and say 250 out of 500 machines are rigged. Then the chance of not getting caught becomes .5 x .8 = .4. Therefore the chance of getting caught becomes 60%. Not bad for a simple randomized process.
by Viv Sreenivasan
08 Jul 2009 07:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Should we discontinue EVMs?
Replies: 2401
Views: 110919

Re: Should we discontinue EVMs?

As to the issue of EVMs how about this solution. Keep the EVMs but on the day of voting get the CEC or another authorized group to issue ballot papers for randomized constituencies. For example say there are 500 odd constituencies. On the day of voting or previous day (ie as soon as it can be done b...
by Viv Sreenivasan
02 Jul 2009 18:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32727

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Nature intended us to consume the rice grain whole ie brown rice. But what do we humans do in our infinite wisdom we 'polish' the rice until it turns white and in the process strip it of a large proportion of its dietary fibre and vitamins. Why? Well supposedly white rice looks better than brown. :l...
by Viv Sreenivasan
02 Jul 2009 18:43
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 362725

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Hey Vsudhir buddy you must be the biggest doomsayer on BR. The sky isnt going to fall down on us tommorow. Despite this global recession the global economy will carry on. Every time i read one of your posts your either spreading invective against all western nations or fortelling the demise of the U...
by Viv Sreenivasan
22 Jun 2009 11:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1063
Views: 125153

Re: Indian Police Reform

Only in India "The two were taken to Pirakata camp and given three-foot-long S-shaped rods (possibly taken from a construction site). They're then told to scan for any suspicious object — say, an abandoned bag or a box — lying on the roadside and use the rod to poke around and see if it trigger...
by Viv Sreenivasan
18 Jun 2009 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2568
Views: 327770

Re: Flight Safety

Im sure the IAF is going to learn its lessons. Im just bemused at the heads in the sand attitude of some people here who think that 5 crashes of 5 different airframes in 3 months is run of the mill.
by Viv Sreenivasan
18 Jun 2009 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2568
Views: 327770

Re: Flight Safety

Why does that seem so inplausible? Losing 5 different aircraft in the last 3 months is either some kind of weird freaky thing to happen or there are issues in flight safety that need to be addressed. What are you proposing that the IAF wait till it has lost another 5 aircraft and dozens more flight ...
by Viv Sreenivasan
18 Jun 2009 14:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2568
Views: 327770

Re: Flight Safety

SHIV the past 5 years have been good with regard to flight safety but how about the past 3 MONTHS?
by Viv Sreenivasan
18 Jun 2009 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2568
Views: 327770

Re: Flight Safety

I am thankful for at least one thing-that we have that HAWK ajts in operation. Training newbies on the unforgiving supersonic Mig-21 was very risky and resulted in countless number of crashes and lives lost.
by Viv Sreenivasan
18 Jun 2009 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2568
Views: 327770

Re: Flight Safety

I am a massive fan of the IAF and the crucial role that it plays in Defence of India but some guys here are unwilling to admit that the IAF has a problem with flight safety in the mistaken belief that this tarnishs its reputation irrecovably. What would tarnish the reputation irrecovably is to not a...
by Viv Sreenivasan
18 Jun 2009 13:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 391
Views: 18477

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

All this Russian arm twisting with regards to Nuke Sub, price of Gorshkov etc are all related significantly to MRCA purchase imo. If MRCA deal goes to some western country get ready for the Russians to ask for another billion for the Gorshkov. Its pure blackmail.
by Viv Sreenivasan
18 Jun 2009 13:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 439323

Re: Global Economy

BRIC economies are still only 15% of world GDP. This is in nomial GDP btw. So all this talk of BRIC economies taking over the world are a bit premature. Its going to take a long long time.

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