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by abhiti
12 Dec 2009 02:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 824381

Re: LCA news and discussion

If it arrives in the latter half of the next decade,do you seriously think that it will be a worthy acquisition in large numbers for the IAF when several far more capable aircraft would've arrived on the scene by then some in service with our enemies? The MMRCA deal will be made only by late next y...
by abhiti
12 Dec 2009 02:35
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 35972

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

http://www.livemint.com/2009/12/10225237/Early-human-settlers-used-sout.html Now that we are conclusively writing story of human migration using human genome it will be interesting to determine how old India texts cover this. Any correlations could be very interesting. The reason I expect some corre...
by abhiti
11 Dec 2009 06:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 824381

Re: LCA news and discussion

but $35 mil for a home grown jet AIN'T cheap especially when you look at the labor rates in India! But I guess if we were to look at new jets (4+ gen and 5th gen) today they would cost $40-100 Mil for any country and we can develop those for say HALF the price is DEFINATELY CHEAP!!! Saar do you hav...
by abhiti
10 Dec 2009 11:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 824381

Re: LCA news and discussion

Guys, whats with the pingreji in LCA thread? Didn't we decide against using it in non-Benis threads? :evil: Saar either learn aerodynamic greek or pingreji...your choice :wink: For those who due to too much drinking have lost capacity to learn new language here is what Vina said in videshi: http://...
by abhiti
10 Dec 2009 11:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 824381

Re: LCA news and discussion

vina wrote:But if you want to be phassionablie like in Bollywood and do Soober Sonic for more time beyond Transonic, the Kufr plane has longer legs there.


Thank you Vina for gr8 analysis. It seems like hindustani geeks will have the last laugh afterall.
by abhiti
10 Dec 2009 08:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1002188

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

why single out Sweden ? they refused to sell them Gripens I at times suspect a hidden Chinese hand. You see Pakis bought Agostas and a decade later Chinese submarines were reported to have improvements derived from Agostas. I suspect same is going to happen for AWACS as well. Now this cannot be one...
by abhiti
10 Dec 2009 03:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1048364

Re: China Military Watch

Possible propaganda / rumor? Pure maoist propaganda and scare mongering targeted for poor Nepali and to some degree at maoist masters in China. I don't see strategic value for that airport given that Bareilly is close by. The flip side is that if the airport was available to Chinese that would be o...
by abhiti
10 Dec 2009 02:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 824381

Re: LCA news and discussion

Hmm. The YellCeeYea has a fully shielded inlet, which as long as the wing is below the Mach angle cone will see no shock effects and see only subsonic airflow. Can some young Mujahid with good Kompooter skills quickly do a favor ?. In a plan form picture of the LCA, can someone calculate the sweep ...
by abhiti
09 Dec 2009 04:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 824381

Re: LCA news and discussion

Check out pg 5 below for the flutter test planned for LCA.

http://www.aero.iisc.ernet.in/kartik/INCAST_sudha5.pdf
by abhiti
09 Dec 2009 02:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 824381

Re: LCA news and discussion

and it says that... India’s indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas went past its ultimate speed of 1,350 KMPH over the Goa skies and clocked the fastest speed ever, a top IAF officer said on Tuesday. means...LCA is barely supersonic....!! I am really very very surprised....!! I am not sure why are ...
by abhiti
06 Dec 2009 15:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 631483

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Well the Su-30 order books seem to be full currently. There is a limit to how fast we can manufacture them. Order book is full for HAL. But Russia will be done supplying additional 50 Su 30 by 2011. They can provide 50 Su 30 before 2015 which will anyway be the likely date for completion of upgrade.
by abhiti
06 Dec 2009 06:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 631483

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

As much as I agree with the insanity part, I fail to see what the LCA has to do with this. It'll be a few years before the LCA MkII flies and a few more before its induction in large numbers, which will be for re-equipping the Mig-21 squadrons. There is no escape from the Mirage-2000 upgrade (a fac...
by abhiti
24 Nov 2009 04:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 478030

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

MMS in Washington declares India's commitment to FMCT initiate hosted by Obama :!:
by abhiti
20 Oct 2009 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

The last think India needs is an economic war. With her economic might I just do not see a cheap option for India. It may cost China 5x to compete, Chine should be able to survive that. Not really sure what you referring to "economic war" but if your point was about cost of deterrence the...
by abhiti
20 Oct 2009 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

These are essentially details of US deterrence policy directly and in the words of its person who put it in place. The policy of MAD initiated by McNamara US Defence Secretary abhiti - Curious if you know that it is the same McNamara whose 'policy paper' were rejected down right by US President, re...
by abhiti
19 Oct 2009 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

Deterrence is not based on nuclear weapons alone. I agree, however nuclear deterrence is the cheapest when dealing with enemy of the size of China. and of course a minor little detail which you seem to ignore... is losing 50000 (not million) people a fair price to pay for any gain? It would be a fa...
by abhiti
19 Oct 2009 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

Now how credible is "Shiv's theory of deterrence" vs. Robert McNamara's time tested policy is anyone's guess :!: But there is no need to guess what I think of McNamara's views. They are idiotic. His successes in Vietnam speak for themselves as does his success in making sure that Russia n...
by abhiti
19 Oct 2009 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

Which bring me back to my old question, why has China not used her nukes to threaten India IF China actually has such powerful weapons? (I am trying to understand - I DO NOT have answers - I am only reading tea leaves and some articles.) I can only vaguely guess but them moving short range missiles...
by abhiti
19 Oct 2009 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

http://www.atomicarchive.com/Docs/Deterrence/Deterrence.shtml Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara These are Robert McNamara's views. I disagree with them. I think his views are utterly moronic. These aren't just "views" as you trying to downplay them. These are essentially details of US deter...
by abhiti
19 Oct 2009 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

Its been a pleasure reading your posts and the counter attacks. However, if you could please clarify something for me? What constitutes the audience for your (satisfactory)deterrence? Any deterrence fails if there is a man/woman who is willing to lose all (a lot or a little then just doesn't matter...
by abhiti
19 Oct 2009 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

Abhiti, Changing your post and then denying that you wrote it shows a certain kind of mentality. I wouldn't want to assume you possess that kind of mentality. Either way it's pointless trying to discuss anything with you. If you look more closely the discussion is about deterrence not my mentality....
by abhiti
19 Oct 2009 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

Boss I suggest you spend some time reading the links posted in this thread. From one of the posts above: Right I caught you good trying to pass on your own conclusion as mine. :lol: The same kind of deterrence equilibrium that China has achieved with the US (and Russia) works in the case of India v...
by abhiti
19 Oct 2009 16:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

The doctrine assumes that each side has enough nuclear weaponry to destroy the other side and that either side, if attacked for any reason by the other, would retaliate with equal or greater force. Abihiti, Are you seriously trying to say that China has "enough" nuclear weapons and delive...
by abhiti
19 Oct 2009 16:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

America depended on MAD to survive against communist and succeeded...the strategy may work just fine against maoists and jihadis. However a weak deterrence is not usable and weakness invites aggression. http://www.atomicarchive.com/Docs/Deterrence/Deterrence.shtml Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara No ...
by abhiti
19 Oct 2009 16:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

Again more rhetorical garbage...what I need from you is to back your questions about theory of deterrence with serious research. I am sure it has been questioned before and there will be some folks like former military generals incharge of weapons who have questioned it. But sadly when anyone asks ...
by abhiti
18 Oct 2009 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

It is another matter that you are unable to come up with a credible deterrent against my ambulance driver arguments and have to stick to one liner critiques and protests asking for "my credentials" Sorry if my views upset you enough to ensure that the majority of your last 15 posts on thi...
by abhiti
18 Oct 2009 19:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 141838

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

rakall that link gives the picture (Figure 4) of a boosted fission device with just 10 kg conventional explosive and 4 kg Pu (if the figures are to be believed). Although the paper is somewhat supercilious and treats India, Pakistan and NoKo on par, the lower half of page 24 and upper half of page ...
by abhiti
18 Oct 2009 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

Why do we need to assume that the theory is 'proven' and 'tested'. The same players still exist, the game is not over yet. This seems similar to the chest beating around 'winning' and 'ending' the cold war. How is war over and the theory done and dusted when the fear of complete destruction is stil...
by abhiti
18 Oct 2009 19:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

irrelevant post deleted.
by abhiti
18 Oct 2009 03:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

Do a thought experiment. Imagine 2 nations A and B - each is big enough to have more than 100 cities. Do a little thought experiment and explain to me why speed of light will be the same no matter speed and direction of your motion? You are trying to propose your own theory of deterrence to replace...
by abhiti
18 Oct 2009 03:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

So, why is that China did not use ANY of those things when India supposedly did not even have a nuke? Or a missile to deliver if she had a nuke? Talk first about deterrence THEN about destruction. What has prevented China - so far - from using her might when Indo-Sino relationships have never were ...
by abhiti
18 Oct 2009 03:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 141838

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Is it all that preposterous to raise doubts about an equipment which has been tested exactly ONE time? Could someone explain how one test is enough? American bunnies have the answer for this ?? How many tests did the Yankee bunnies do before they dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ? And it is still ...
by abhiti
17 Oct 2009 16:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

1996<snip> The weapons in India's inventory include 20-100kt nuclear warheads and gravity bombs weighing 200-300kg. Tritium boosted fission weapons are also available. Despite the absence of field tests, the Bhabha Atomic Research Center has high confidence in the reliability of its weapon designs....
by abhiti
17 Oct 2009 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

China would rapidly run out of bombs and still not be able to hit much. It is interesting to see people want to have the cake and eat it too. I see two contradictory claims: 1) China with 400+ nukes will run out of nukes and not be able to hit much 2) But India needs only a couple of hundred 20-30k...
by abhiti
17 Oct 2009 16:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

Here is some news but there is no proof that it is satya http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3c9a78941abc...feabdc0.html?ftcamp=rss&nclick_check=1 India announces capability to build high1yield nuclear arsenal By James Lamont in New Delhi and James Blitz in London Published: September 28 2009 03:00 | Las...
by abhiti
17 Oct 2009 16:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

This way the number that comes is 315 warheads + 105(3 warhead MIRVd) Missiles to ensure 80-90% destruction economywise. So 315 warheads for Chipanda +105 Agnis. And around same number for Porkistan, BD & SA. Good diagram. Is these stars to scale or just place holders? Also how many do you expe...
by abhiti
17 Oct 2009 16:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

PNE!!!!!!!! Dig the next Panama canal - Toman, et al. Recall that some of the nuclear test sites were in use - for training for the moon walk - within 24 months or so!! So you think Shiv was proposing that India should have TN bomb just to dig Panama canal? Then we should have millions of mini nuke...
by abhiti
17 Oct 2009 02:55
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 141838

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Going by K.Santhanam, there are another 500 "senior scientist" from the "establishment" in the waiting list to the join the team. Given the numbers, i guess, they could form some union. :rotfl: What good is union in face of plain stupidity? Is it all that preposterous to raise d...
by abhiti
17 Oct 2009 02:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

Dr.Shiv i dont know to mince words much, so i have a clear question for you, In your opinion does India need TN to deter China/Pak ? I am not saying that India does not need TN bombs I am not saying that India must not make TN bombs I am not saying India does not need nuclear bombs I am saying that...
by abhiti
17 Oct 2009 02:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 461518

Re: Deterrence

Here is another strategic thinking, Bill Clinton on Saturday in Chicago: 'India must improve ties with Pak to overtake China' Makes sense in theory, as long as west and other land of Saud is not bestowing unending financial aid on Pak. Pak lives on financial aid. So, in their spare time they get to...

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