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by Prem Kumar
14 Sep 2019 16:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

Saw it Ramana. Nice takedown of the Linguistic fakery & the Salma-quotes-Sabrina syndrome
by Prem Kumar
14 Sep 2019 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

Nice video about the Sanauli burial site discovery. Chariots in 2200 - 2000 BCE. With solid wheels. Engraved swords & world's first copper helmet! Apparently 125 burials were found. I sincerely hope that they excavated carefully & were able to get aDNA from at least some of these. lfuFFJF_SQc
by Prem Kumar
13 Sep 2019 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 571509

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I don't know how to put it delicately, but the IAF has behaved like a petulant child: 1) I want shiny Rafales or the slightly less shiny Gripens. If I cannot either, I'd rather go through another MMRCA tamasha than order Tejas MK1 or MK1a 2) I would rather wait a decade for the new AWACS than buy a ...
by Prem Kumar
12 Sep 2019 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414039

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Kanson: Helina is also LOAL. Needs to be launched in the general direction. The mast + radar it to know what the general direction needs to be.

On the algo + coordination + autonomous side, Brimstone seems to have some cool functionality
by Prem Kumar
12 Sep 2019 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414039

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The whole issue is of acquisition range. Nag relies on COMPASS for long range pickup and then can fire Nag with the target acquired so it can lock on before launch. The range is ~4km. Question is what method is used by the Brimstone to Lock on After launch? From air, its easy. You can use your onbo...
by Prem Kumar
12 Sep 2019 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

^^
Good coverage. NewsX seems to be the only channel that gave the Rakhigarhi findings the attention it deserved!
by Prem Kumar
12 Sep 2019 09:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 571509

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Where there is a will, there is a way. Like how Modi said "screw the MRCA logjam" and completed a G2G deal for Rafale. A few Rafales today is better than 126 Rafales that will never come! Same thing can be done by ordering 10 more Netras. Him/Rajnath can be open about why they are doing it...
by Prem Kumar
12 Sep 2019 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 571509

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Check out this report: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/2-awacs-air-to-air-missiles-on-agenda-for-netanyahu-visit/story-kzJ9Cf5NUtdD0BYyZmVo9M.html While India has five AWACS platforms, Pakistan already has seven such with another three on order from China. Islamabad already has three SAAB ...
by Prem Kumar
11 Sep 2019 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414039

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Kartik wrote:Image of the MPATGM from its latest test

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ANI Twitter link


We are going full steam on tank busters:

1) NAG
2) Helina
3) SANT
4) MANPATGM
5) CLGM

Not to mention assorted newer generation smart munitions like Adrushy-II
by Prem Kumar
11 Sep 2019 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414039

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Not saying 12 is a small number. I was curious how they managed 24 (if that was indeed achieved). I realize its only a concept, while Namica is a ready-to-be-inducted system. Funny part is that the Poles claim this is a 1st tank destroyer of its kind. I hope there comes a Namica 2.0 with Helina &...
by Prem Kumar
11 Sep 2019 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 571509

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Indeed. Its a criminal waste of money and R&D. Like building an entire assembly line, but shutting it down after manufacturing 3 cars! Meanwhile, we can find billions of $$ for imports. A CCS meeting will most likely finalize an order for 10 P-8Is, in addition to the previous order for 12. Howev...
by Prem Kumar
11 Sep 2019 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 571509

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Great news! Can't help but wonder - what if we had ordered 6 - 9 more of these beauties that demonstrated their worth during Balakot & the day after?
by Prem Kumar
11 Sep 2019 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414039

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I hope the fresh Akash orders are for: 1) Maintaining a no-escape zone close to the border, to prevent any PAF counter to future surgical strikes by us 2) Protect other vital assets like the ammo dumps & Army brigade headquarters etc from glide bombs & cruise missiles Hopefully, the post-Bal...
by Prem Kumar
11 Sep 2019 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414039

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Check out this concept tank-destroyer - collaboration between Poland & MBDA. Looks like what Namica could be, once we equip it with Helina & SANT. I am curious how they packed 24 Brimstones in a BMP-2 carrier (same as Namica). Nag dimensions are similar to Brimstone and Namica carries only 1...
by Prem Kumar
09 Sep 2019 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

Isn't Reich grudgingly conceding here that AIT/AMT is dead without saying it directly ? Reich is being a slimeball. He didn't say there was no AMT/AIT. Vagheesh's paper says that, just like how Central Europe bell-beaker culture survived even after Yamanaya invasion, even if there is no material cu...
by Prem Kumar
09 Sep 2019 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

Guys: please read this NYT article in detail, especially the last few paragraphs to know the modus operandi of that snake Reich. We see every single trick described here being played out by Vagheesh & Co in the Rakhigarhi aDNA episode. To name a few: 1) Publishing an average paper (with politica...
by Prem Kumar
08 Sep 2019 22:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

Anshuman.Kumar wrote:Anyways The R1a paper from G Choubey is not far away


What is this paper?

Also, there is an upcoming aDNA paper that Niraj tweeted about earlier this year, which he says will show that there were horses in IVC
by Prem Kumar
08 Sep 2019 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

aDNA paper's 1st author is Vasant Shinde. Not from Harvard. But 2nd author is Vagheesh. Dr. Vasant Shinde explained in a video interview that they had analyzed the DNA in CCMB but wanted to ensure that it got a 2nd validation from Reich's lab, which has better equipment. Because of this, Harvard peo...
by Prem Kumar
08 Sep 2019 13:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

Rudradev: agreed. I had gone through Niraj Rai's paper in detail before posting my excerpts above. Going to review the 2nd paper by Vagheesh today.

Looking forward to your analysis.

Pulikeshi: see my post above, on why there is a 2nd paper and its curious timing.
by Prem Kumar
06 Sep 2019 19:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

People must work on modelling Steppe Ancestry with this new IVC genome too..check how much deviation is there. Mind You the so called Steppe Ancestry has a large Iran Chalcolithic Component. Plus This so called Iran Neolithic or Iran Farmer Must be modeled as admixture of this Pure IVC population a...
by Prem Kumar
06 Sep 2019 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

Correct. The Rakhigarhi aDNA without Steppe component + Sanauli Chariot together demolish AIT. It shows the following: 1) That the Indus Valley people were indigenous & had horse-chariot technology circa 2500 BCE 2) By then, they had also independently invented & practiced agriculture for 10...
by Prem Kumar
06 Sep 2019 09:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

Paper doesn't say much about ASI or ANI. The invasionists will argue that the Steppe people came later, circa 1500 BCE. That nonsense is what Vagheesh's 2nd paper is all about. The final nail in the coffin will be when we extract Indus Valley aDNA from 1500 BCE and show no Steppe component. If that ...
by Prem Kumar
06 Sep 2019 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

By the way, the timing of the release of a 2nd paper by Vagheesh, analyzing 323 aDNA seems a little to coincidental. Its on the same day as Rakhigarhi aDNA paper . And it talks the same garbage as his earlier bioRxiv pre-print which never saw the light of day. The 2nd paper's release has a particula...
by Prem Kumar
06 Sep 2019 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

Vagheesh has released a paper in Cell. Don't know if Niraj Rai is referring to the same paper or a different one. Check Twitter handle of vagheesh. Niraj Rai has also tweeted, giving salient highlights of what today's presser & y'days paper is all about: 1) No Steppe DNA in Rakhigarhi individual...
by Prem Kumar
05 Sep 2019 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5205
Views: 422661

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

Looks like the Rakhigarhi DNA paper is getting published to Cell tonight. Vasant Shinde & Niraj Rai have called for a press conference tomorrow at 11 AM in National Museum.

In unrelated news, Tony Joseph, Vagheesh Narasimhan and David Reich are having diarrhea
by Prem Kumar
04 Sep 2019 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414039

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Security Scan - QRSAM- Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile PYFvMDZp0J4 Amazing video! The Army gents were great. The journalist was a qtiya, as always. A few big takeaways: 1) DRDO learnt a lot from failures like Trishul and Maitri 2) QRSAM is in a different league, compared to MRSAM, LRSAM or Ak...
by Prem Kumar
01 Sep 2019 14:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 212033

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I really hope so. Hope to see the Art 370 avatar of Modi rather than his Parliament-bowing, Constitution-kissing version!
by Prem Kumar
01 Sep 2019 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 8078

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

I've always wondered about this: "Light" Combat Aircraft should be followed by Advanced "Medium" Combat Aircraft. Like you should do UKG after LKG. We've seen the painful, artificial constraints imposed by the "Light" concept in terms of space, payload, range etc. Now w...
by Prem Kumar
01 Sep 2019 13:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 212033

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

1) The SC has acted, once again, in the most disgraceful manner and compromised Indian's internal security 2) The BJP, once again, sounds like a whiner & a loser. They were in power at the Centre and the State. They could have raised a huge ruckus about how flawed the NRC was. But they discarded...
by Prem Kumar
01 Sep 2019 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3942
Views: 594140

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Rohit: superb work!

Please share it with @prasannavishy & @amargov (Swarajya) or @rahulroushan & @unsubtledesi (OpIndia). They will certainly publish it & it will reach a wide audience
by Prem Kumar
30 Aug 2019 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4400
Views: 470721

Re: Internal Security Watch

Time to conduct surgical strike on fake printing presses in Karachi. And while we are at it, make some executives at the ink-supplier company disappear for a few days
by Prem Kumar
28 Aug 2019 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3230
Views: 479064

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

1. Mig-21 are "interceptor" by design i.e. their primary job [ref:wiki] 2. Mig-21 are "short ranged" i.e. they are kept near the border [ref:wiki] 3. If Mig-21 are still part of the fleet for whatever reason i.e. IAF still thinks they are still useful as "interceptor" ...
by Prem Kumar
23 Aug 2019 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1014
Views: 291910

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

There is no attempt to kill Tejas anymore. Everyone is onboard. This line of thought is leading to a lot of unnecessary heartburn and posts which hold no water. To me, the litmus test is this: is the IAF willing to kill the 110 Single Engine Fighter RFP? If yes, then I will believe that they are go...
by Prem Kumar
21 Aug 2019 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 501717

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Sorry to be a pessimist, but given how Russia scuttled Brahmos sales by offering Yakhont as a competitor, this is likely to go down the same way. Its a question of whether the OEM is willing to let a reseller thrive
by Prem Kumar
21 Aug 2019 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 701808

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Are there any efforts to productionize the CLGM and integrate with LCH or Rudra? CLGM works off laser designation and weighs only 18.5 Kgs. The helis can carry 2X the number of CLGMs compared to Helina.

For pig-hunting at LOC, for busting APCs etc, this can be a cheap option
by Prem Kumar
21 Aug 2019 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3376
Views: 536816

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Excellent! Focus on DGMO level talks and Track-II should be about agreeing: 1) How many rats can we kill 2) How many surgical strikes can we conduct 3) How many HVTs, jernail families can be bump of 4) How much land can we re-take …… while mutually agreeing that we will both keep it quiet. We should...

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