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by Prem Kumar
13 Jan 2019 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3485
Views: 735655

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I don't think it lesson has been learnt. The fact that there is only 16 FOC on order and a "promise" of 83 for a version which is not there yet, tells us frankly is that IAF is playing merry go around. Don't understand why FOC version production should not be continued until MK1A comes on...
by Prem Kumar
29 Dec 2018 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 36630

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Its a bit facetious to claim that subsonic cruise missiles are dead. Low flying CMs like the Nirbhay are practically undetectable and are very effective against a wide variety of land targets. Not every land target is going to be protected with a S400 type system. I am also worried about the lack of...
by Prem Kumar
25 Dec 2018 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3666
Views: 450832

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

There is one trait we observe in people time & again. When someone has low self-esteem, he cannot tolerate excellence in others. He constantly seeks to establish his superiority via put-downs or attributing luck to others' achievements. Then we have the Civil Services type "generalists"...
by Prem Kumar
17 Dec 2018 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2364
Views: 395603

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Its quite clear that we need ongoing surgical strikes inside Pakiland, as a matter of policy. The one that was done was great & got good political brownie points as well. But I feel that too much emphasis was placed on how it was "casualty free" etc. While we want all our ops to be cas...
by Prem Kumar
15 Dec 2018 00:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989066

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

must be plenty of paid moles too in the woods. recall the navy war room leak case . that man is now a UK GC holder and safe. rabinder singh ji must have changed his name and lives openly in virginia or such colonies of escaped agents. We are way too lenient. These guys must either be clandestinely ...
by Prem Kumar
23 Nov 2018 17:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989066

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Shiv Aroor just read the Tech Focus article by DRDO that someone in this forum pointed to (including page numbers of MANPATGM details), copy-pasted a few paragraphs from it .....and voila!....we have a new blogpost.
by Prem Kumar
19 Nov 2018 10:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989066

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I've always felt that, a more achievable & strategic goal than the AMCA, would have been to build a B2-like long-range, stealth bomber. 1) Far less space constraints for radar, internal weapons bay 2) Far less aerodynamic requirements (making 9G turns etc) 3) Strategic role 4) Large loadout of N...
by Prem Kumar
18 Nov 2018 14:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989066

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Another reason for Armed Forces accepting BMD is that, like the ballistic missile program, no one will part with this technology.

But its heartening to have an Air Marshal say that he is impressed and thinks ours will surpass S-400 in capability.
by Prem Kumar
09 Nov 2018 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 218
Views: 45867

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Its possible that the news that Arihant was in the dock for a refit might have gotten leaked. "Hatch leak" could've been a nice cover up story. Even if Arihant carried only K15's, if she carried a full loadout, that's 12 nuke-bums, fully mated, on a single carrier! Its the largest tonnage ...
by Prem Kumar
27 Sep 2018 09:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989066

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Interesting concept. I think the ack-ack guns do the shrapnel thing, but they aren't guided. So perhaps a missile that tracks a target and at X distance, fires the shrapnel might make for an interesting combo of (smart + dumb). Don't know about the feasibility of incorporating the power pack inside ...
by Prem Kumar
20 Sep 2018 09:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989066

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Are there any plans of inducting the Amogha series? Haven't seen much news about it
by Prem Kumar
18 Sep 2018 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3542
Views: 374791

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

A few thoughts on Invar & laser designation. Notwithstanding tsarkar's points about missile programs & APFSDS rounds being complementary, there are some real drawbacks to Invar, like Karan mentions: 1) At Mach 1, it will take the Invar a good 8 second flight time to target 2) This gives the ...
by Prem Kumar
18 Sep 2018 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4112
Views: 350333

Re: Internal Security Watch

For a startup to work, you need initiative, capital, motivated individuals, a nurturing ecosystem of friends/family, mentors, access to information etc. Interesting how all these elements are present in Islamic societies, when the startup is of the "Jihad" variety. In contrast, Hindus can ...
by Prem Kumar
18 Sep 2018 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3542
Views: 374791

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

M289's muzzle velocity is 1.5Km/sec and when an Abrams takes a shot at an adversary who is 3 Km away, the adversary has 2 seconds to: 1) Detect the incoming projectile (a Mach 4.5 sabot round, with very low RCS & which could come from a 360 degree angle) 2) Do the math 3) Shoot a counter project...
by Prem Kumar
12 Sep 2018 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4032
Views: 642177

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ Unless this information is already known to the enemy, I don't understand why someone would reveal operational secrets like these!
by Prem Kumar
19 Aug 2018 12:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

When the eff did this happen? (Dr Shiv leaving)
by Prem Kumar
14 Aug 2018 10:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989066

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Agni-V set to be inducted by December after one more pre-induction test https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/agni-v-to-undergo-one-more-pre-induction-test/story-a9OcIgjWaRUyMbBoSOnM5M.html Although the non-strategic missile arsenal will be enhanced in the coming years, the officials added, the...
by Prem Kumar
05 Aug 2018 10:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

RoyG: even the Steppe influx is bogus in my view. Why? Because Steppe_MLBA and EMBA are artificial higher-level constructs that have been created recently (what's so "Steppe" about them and why that particular terminology)? There is no evidence that the so-called Steppe DNA originated in t...
by Prem Kumar
05 Aug 2018 00:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

+108. Spot on! ANI & ASI are fake terminologies to look at the history through a certain lens. Same as the single-origin of language Tower of Babel mythology. Words have power. We need to build up our own vocabulary - Western Indians, Deccan Hunter Gatherers etc. Indian knowledge production is k...
by Prem Kumar
04 Aug 2018 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

Shwetank: what I see in your post is something that a lot of us Indians do. 1) We accept the first theory taught (AIT) without question, even though it was completely cooked up 2) We expect any competing theory (like OIT) to be like Caesar's wife (spotless) Before we analyze the pros and cons of Rak...
by Prem Kumar
02 Jul 2018 23:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989066

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The Chinese also have S-300s + its reverse-engineered HQ variants
by Prem Kumar
23 Jun 2018 16:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

What would destroy AIT conclusively would be the presence of so called steppe DNA in samples a lot older than this, indicating the Indic origins of such DNA. Correct me if I am wrong please. But this appears to be a tautology. If I may suggest, its time to shift strategy. We must act as if OIT has ...
by Prem Kumar
18 Jun 2018 00:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2914
Views: 244035

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Karthik S makes a valid point. The recent Tuticorin riots, Koodankulam before that, Neduvasal...... I could go on about the Church funded agitations in TN. The Chennai-Salem expressway is the latest Industrialists need not go by WhatsApp forwards. But they will go by riots & political stability....
by Prem Kumar
13 Jun 2018 09:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

RoyG: not sure what you are going on about? Both the recent articles BURY AIT. The latest one from Economic Times has our fav Niraj Rai again - except he is arguing for indigenous Vedas with only "minimal contact" with Iranians. Don't know which way this guy swings on any given day! The on...
by Prem Kumar
06 Jun 2018 14:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

I wonder how CCMB got a hold of Rakhigari DNA? Was the excavation done by someone other than ASI (or) did ASI give permission to extract DNA?

I agree with JEM: if at all we release the DNA, it should be to someone like CCMB. Not to the Harvard Nazis & their Indian sepoys, who will abuse the data.
by Prem Kumar
06 Jun 2018 10:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

RoyG: we don't know a few things yet 1) Whether the chariot itself is dated to be between 2200 - 1800 BCE. There is a very good chance that it is, but we still need to carbon-date it 2) What animal pulled the chariot: likely horse but this may not be settled as easily 3) Was it a chariot or a cart: ...
by Prem Kumar
05 Jun 2018 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

Very exciting find! Coincides with chariot burials found in China that someone else tweeted about.

I am curious to know what time is "pre-iron-age" - in India, iron age was pushed back to 1800 BCE
by Prem Kumar
18 May 2018 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

There are 2 recent papers that have pretty much killed the Steppe-homeland theory . 1) The absence of Steppe DNA in Anatolia during the time IE was spoken there 2) The Maykop culture being ancestral to the Steppe, implying South to North DNA movement This has caused a lot of heartburn among the Step...
by Prem Kumar
12 May 2018 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

This obsession with Steppes is pathetic. In all probability, their contribution to the world's culture was limited. I propose that we call them the Bronze Age Arabs , who took Indian language/culture/religion to the West. Just like how the later day Arabs transmitted algebra. And how the even later ...
by Prem Kumar
12 May 2018 16:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

The intentional fraud that geneticists choose to believe and propagate is this Because Steppe people invaded Europe, they must have invaded India too As Koenraad Elst says, there is plenty of evidence for a Steppe invasion into Europe: abrupt archaeological changes, signs of violence etc. But there ...
by Prem Kumar
11 May 2018 01:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

I have a theory on how they will weasel out of these conflicting studies: 1) Anatolia got IE due to "exchanges" and "elite dominance". There was some interaction with Steppe_EMBA, but genetically undetectable 2) Anatolia IE is early 3) South Asia got its DNA via "invasion&qu...
by Prem Kumar
07 May 2018 14:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3502
Views: 651514

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

I still suspect hanky-panky. The failure rate is way too high. Plus we lost a satellite due to launch problems. May seem like independent incidents, each having its own root cause. But having seen American perfidy before (ISRO Nambi incident, Homi Bhabha death etc), I wouldn't rule anything out. If ...
by Prem Kumar
01 May 2018 22:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 577
Views: 50117

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

I don't like the fact that, in the close captioning, they replaced the word "Allah" with "God". The call records are filled with the word "Allah"
by Prem Kumar
30 Apr 2018 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

Here's an interesting tidbit: Niraj Rai, who has done a U-turn and become an AIT supporter, was granted a visiting scholarship at Harvard Medical School (Reich lab)!! Recall the incident where Witzel offered Talageri a scholarship at Harvard if the latter changed his views Now this guy Niraj Rai lea...
by Prem Kumar
28 Apr 2018 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

Check out the 1-sentence-summary of Vagheesh's paper One Sentence Summary: Genome wide ancient DNA from 357 individuals from Central and South Asia sheds new light on the spread of Indo-European languages and parallels between the genetic history of two sub-continents, Europe and South Asia. This is...
by Prem Kumar
28 Apr 2018 13:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

Shri RS Bisht's work is unbelievably thorough!! True tapasya!
by Prem Kumar
28 Apr 2018 12:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

Murugan: the link from the Facebook page is dead. When I Googled, I found the full report (you can confirm if its the same one) http://www.academia.edu/12012020/Excavations_at_Dholavira_1989-2005_RS_Bisht_2015_Full_text_including_scores_of_Indus_inscriptions_announced_for_the_first_time._Report_vali...
by Prem Kumar
28 Apr 2018 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

Murugan: what's the Dholavira excavation report that was unpublished for 9 years?
by Prem Kumar
27 Apr 2018 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

The first thing to dismantle a narrative is to question the terms that are used casually as if they are self-evident. I will give 2 examples of such recent skullduggery 1) Steppe DNA: can some geneticist define what the heck this is? It better be some marker that is so goddamn unique that, just by l...
by Prem Kumar
27 Apr 2018 18:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5070
Views: 325474

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

There are 2 main approaches as I see it 1) Shiv's approach, which argues that genetics does not mean language. Sanskrit is likely several thousand years old. It or its predecessor was spread over large parts of Iran. And it likely could have spread to Europe and Steppes from there 2) We look into wh...

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