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by Prem Kumar
27 Sep 2018 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882423

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882423

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: 3492
Views: 352287

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: 4003
Views: 313975

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: 3492
Views: 352287

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: 4020
Views: 627467

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882423

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4728
Views: 882423

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 2880
Views: 234215

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 3024
Views: 553019

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: 551
Views: 45244

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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: 5058
Views: 310640

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...
by Prem Kumar
27 Apr 2018 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310640

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

Agree with Shiv here. One minor setback and we get into a collective rhona-dhona mode!! We must keep plugging away and fighting the good fight. We have to build our civilizational narrative and brush aside anyone who gets in the way. OIT is not dead just because a Hartosh Bal or a Niraj Rai thinks s...
by Prem Kumar
27 Apr 2018 13:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310640

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

Caravan Mag and Hartosh are habitual liars. So take whatever they say with a pinch of salt. Let the paper come out But "if" what they say is true, then Niraj Rai has done an about-turn. He was a vocal opponent of AIT. But he seems to indicate that there was a Steppe influx post 2600 BCE. A...
by Prem Kumar
25 Apr 2018 13:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310640

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

Hi Rudradev: a request for you to read and comment on the quote below Let me ask a dumb question: Modern Indian population is being modeled as a cocktail of Steppe_MLBA, Iran_N, AASI, Onge etc. Presumably because: 1) Common mutations can be found 2) They fit a statistical curve 3) aDNA from Steppe, ...
by Prem Kumar
20 Apr 2018 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310640

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

In the loooong running tweet chain with Vagheesh, Shiv and others, I saw a comment of interest. It asked "How are all Indian groups a combo of Steppe, Iran etc DNA?". Basically, if India was already heavily populated, how do you explain a handful of Nomadic pastoralists to pass their genes...
by Prem Kumar
18 Apr 2018 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310640

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

Let me ask a dumb question: Modern Indian population is being modeled as a cocktail of Steppe_MLBA, Iran_N, AASI, Onge etc. Presumably because: 1) Common mutations can be found 2) They fit a statistical curve 3) aDNA from Steppe, Iran are available, thereby positioning them as a possible source Poin...
by Prem Kumar
17 Apr 2018 11:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310640

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

If I may nitpick, even the "back migrations" may not be back migrations at all. Because there is no aDNA from India & its available only from Europe and Steppes, they call a certain DNA as Steppe DNA. So, if they find it in modern day Indians, they say "Indians have Steppe DNA&quo...
by Prem Kumar
15 Apr 2018 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34558

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

The SAAB guys were pretty friendly (which was rare among foreign vendors in DefExpo). They let us carry and aim with a Carl Gustaf. We were there when they opened and they told me that they "might" let us play with a simulator of an RBS-70 (laser beam riding man portable SAM). But by the t...
by Prem Kumar
15 Apr 2018 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34558

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Is Vem Technologies participating in this event? Any updates if it is? Yes. I went to their stall. They had a few things displayed 1) A laser guided bomb - guidance kit, tail fins etc. 1000 lbs 2) A man portable ATGM. I believe he said it was 15 or 17 Kgs. Don't remember exactly 3) They had a gener...
by Prem Kumar
15 Apr 2018 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 34558

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Karan M: sharing a nugget or two I picked up: 1) Was talking to a DRDO gentleman and he explained about flares. He showed me comparative graphs of indigenous flares vs the imported ones from the UK. Ours significantly outperforms the imported one. He explained how modern IIR guided missiles work. He...

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