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by Varoon Shekhar
23 Apr 2019 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3522
Views: 408730

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

...AJIT, made in India processor" Good achievement, but is it accurate to say that this is first ever made in India chip/processor? SCL, which is mentioned in the article, has produced several chips before this. There could be another foundry(?) in India that has developed an ASIC in the south.
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Apr 2019 14:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4206
Views: 258729

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Rudradev that was a very succinct and astute description of the problem. I have already sent it to some friends, and a few media elements. Including "Now Magazine" in Canada, which had a cover story on "Islamophobia" last week. Yes, everything has to be generalised under the titl...
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Apr 2019 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2460
Views: 439660

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 793799.cms

Another terror attack in Kashmir, RSS leader and PSO killed
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Apr 2019 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4203
Views: 395786

Re: Internal Security Watch

Two bad attacks in the last 24 hrs- in Dantewada, Chattisgarh, a BJP MLA and 4 paramilitary killed by Naxals. In J&K, an RSS man and his bodyguard killed in Kishtwar. Almost as horrible as these incidents, is the inevitable reaction in large sections of the Indian media and academia- downplay, i...
by Varoon Shekhar
02 Apr 2019 21:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1161
Views: 73248

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

[quote="Varoon Shekhar"]https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/agra/3-doctors-from-aiims-killed-in-accident-on-yamuna-expressway/articleshow/63351718.cms I read the PM from a forum moderator just today! I totally overlook private messages on this forum. Anyway, I was being quite sarcasti...
by Varoon Shekhar
02 Apr 2019 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians
Replies: 132
Views: 18820

Re: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians

This is going back a ways, but the sentiments are sure to be expressed in the present. Someone named Anita Bhatia, writing in the period 1985-87 for an American think tank or government organisation, strongly cautioned India about vigorously pursuing a space programme. The main idea is that it would...
by Varoon Shekhar
31 Mar 2019 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 725103

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

^ Is the 3 orbit mission still on? I think you need to review the video again. It clearly mentions what the PSLV 4th stage is going to do I did, you're right, it does mention the intended orbit of the fourth stage. I guess I was looking for an explicit statement in the opening lines about 3 distinc...
by Varoon Shekhar
30 Mar 2019 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 725103

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

^
In the launch preview, they seem to be downplaying the three orbit concept, they distinctly mention only two, then refer to the PSLV 4th stage more obliquely. Is the 3 orbit mission still on?
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Mar 2019 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95679

Re: Indian ASAT Test

The two - making the formal accusation right at the government to government level and strengthening India's ASAT, and any other military capability - are not mutually exclusive.
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Mar 2019 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95679

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Now I am convinced the Chinese attacked RiaSAT1 and disabled it. And as usual US kept quiet and chuckled silently. Now the two year go ahead for Mission Shakti makes sense. I think it makes quite a lot of sense. IIRC it was not one satellite, two satellites failed in quick succession. If true, ISRO...
by Varoon Shekhar
20 Mar 2019 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 829
Views: 133780

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

https://www.wionews.com/india-news/abdu ... tan-204173

Remember those 7 Indian engineers abducted last May? One of them has returned. He should have some info on the others.
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Mar 2019 05:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3576
Views: 278053

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

Muslims in the West or India never call for reforms in Pakistan to secure minority rights, they call for reforms in the west and India to secure minority privileges. Indians and white Christians need to face this reality and demand reciprocity and accountability. Exactly, but at least they are will...
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Mar 2019 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3576
Views: 278053

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

The New Zealand incident was bad, but where were these same marchers and mourners, when non-Moslems were slaughtered in various places, Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Nigeria et al? There were at least 3 horrific killings of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the publicity given to the condemnations a...
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Mar 2019 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542069

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.indiatoday.in/programme/to- ... 2019-03-06

Has this been posted here? Official confirmation, if it was needed at all. Good explanation by Shiv Aroor
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Mar 2019 20:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2460
Views: 439660

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^ Whoa, that's pretty categorical and extreme sounding. All the locals? There are Kashmiri Moslems who are in the Congress, BJP, CPI, Awami League and National Conference( opportunistic perhaps, but moderate) . I do know that more than 1,000 NC workers have been murdered by terrorists in the last 29...
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Mar 2019 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542069

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Any further information about the Chakoti and Muzzafarabad attacks?
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Mar 2019 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542069

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.news18.com/shows/epicentre.html Discussion on Balakot and BJP vs Congress as well. At 8:02, excellent stuff from Pathikrit Payne( strategic analyst, first time hearing). Does a great job in clearing any doubts about mission, refers to Spike missile, its effect, takes a good swipe at NY T...
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Mar 2019 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542069

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^
Hmmm, about 30 terrorist scum dead, good. Ulan Batori any remarks about this casualty figure? I would love to believe your higher figures, and they could still be correct. Just needs some independent corroboration.
by Varoon Shekhar
01 Mar 2019 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pro-Terrorist Articles and Authors
Replies: 32
Views: 3839

Re: Pro-Terrorist Articles and Authors

Ashok Swain, Twitter articles aggressively questioning whether the IAF struck anything worthwhile. And of course, he has many Pakistanis, and anti-Modi posters, fully agreeing with him.
by Varoon Shekhar
01 Mar 2019 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2460
Views: 439660

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Can anyone provide a list/chronicle of army/police/paramilitary actions over the last 15-20 years, where large numbers of militants and terrorists were killed. I know there are many. Unfortunately, I have recently seen lists of incidents( like https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/jammu-and-kashmir-...
by Varoon Shekhar
01 Mar 2019 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542069

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Abhinandan is back in India, India Today and ANI have reported.
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Feb 2019 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pro-Terrorist Articles and Authors
Replies: 32
Views: 3839

Re: Pro-Terrorist Articles and Authors

Sidharth Bhatia, in the Wire: https://thewire.in/media/indian-tv-medias-blatant-endorsement-of-hyper-nationalism-is-shameful ‘Pakistan’s Propaganda Busted’, was the screaming headline on top of the TV screen as the anchor interviewed a retired Air Chief Marshall who analysed the downing of an IAF ai...
by Varoon Shekhar
26 Feb 2019 21:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 129461

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

^^^ Well written. While some of the accosting of Kashmiris is uncalled for( though understandable given the environment) , what do those hyper-ventilating Indian media persons make of this disgusting Kashmiri elite? Had they been accosted in the rest of India or within the state of J&K, would th...
by Varoon Shekhar
26 Feb 2019 20:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 129461

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

One hopes Indian TV channels don't have a flurry( or any preferably) of Pakistani guests being asked where was Pakistan's AF, when will they retaliate, what can we expect etc. No need for that. India should just do what it feels is right, and continue doing it if necessary or desirable. And taunting...
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Feb 2019 20:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 161532

Re: Pulwama Attack

^you will of course watch each and every show which states this (Trump prevails over Modi), equal equal and update us. Sigh. Sometimes it's good to hear a devil's advocate, if only to keep Indians on their toes, and remind them that the status quo is at least a possibility, and also not acceptable!...
by Varoon Shekhar
15 Feb 2019 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4203
Views: 395786

Re: Internal Security Watch

^ It's something India should have done a long time ago. What seems to keep India from taking these measures is naive idealism, plus some equally naive idea of reaching out to Pakistan's 'civil society'. Where has that gotten India? The civil society in Pakistan is overrated, and essentially powerle...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Jan 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 725103

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

When can we reasonably expect a statement or confirmation, that the fourth stage orbiting experiment is successful, and that the satellite Kalamsat is working and beaming signals/information?
by Varoon Shekhar
03 Jan 2019 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4300
Views: 199778

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Still waiting for that commissioning of the PFBR, it's 2019. Yah, can't believe there are people advocating India give up its nuclear capability including Arihant. What are these commentators' position on China? Do they strongly request China to do the same? Because India is not only thinking of Pak...
by Varoon Shekhar
03 Jan 2019 02:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1036
Views: 136373

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/info-tech/saankhya-labs-launches-first-made-in-india-chipset/article25843180.ece Sounds good! But language lacks clarity, is this chip produced in India, or by Samsung. The word "also" confuses. It's certainly designed in India, that much is certain! Is...
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Dec 2018 07:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4023

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

Here's one- in Bhavabhuti's play "Malati and Madhava" a Buddhist nun Kamandaki, living in a Buddhist convent, acts as a go between to bring the two main characters( both Hindu) together. A Hindu dramatist saw nothing unusual in portraying a Buddhist in a positive way. It speaks of peaceful...
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Dec 2018 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 725103

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Thanks. Someone on another forum seemed quite concerned that there has been no further perigee raising after this one. I suppose ISRO is not announcing every manoeuvre as it's happening. We'll learn of the changes in the days ahead.
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Dec 2018 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 725103

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Any issue with the perigee raising of GSAT-7A?
by Varoon Shekhar
17 Dec 2018 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 725103

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

There's a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, which will make its landfall in the next 1-2 days. Would this impact the GSLV Mark2/GSAT-7A launch?
Oh and has anyone noticed:-) that the GSLV Mark 2 will use the new upgraded cryogenic stage, the C-15?
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Dec 2018 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4023

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

^ Interesting- notice how critics and opponents, are only too willing to accuse Hindus and Hinduism of "absorbing"( if not eliminating) other independent religions like Buddhism and Jainism, and putatively of Sikhism! But what did Buddhism do in actuality in South-East Asia and Sri Lanka. ...
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Dec 2018 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4023

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

"This is not so much about the PAST, as it is about the FUTURE, and there are many advantages to studying this part of India's past. Do posters here not see this?" If you are specifically referring to Hindu-Buddhist relations, there won't be a problem. Hindus have no issue in self-identifi...
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Dec 2018 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 813
Views: 77062

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Probably the Indian government, as a sop to overseas Punjabis, and also as part of the peace and healing process in Punjab, took many people off the banned, no-entry list. Atwal was one of those. Given the seriousness of their crimes, it's arguable whether they should have. But highly unlikely to be...
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Dec 2018 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4023

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

Fa-Hien came into India anytime between 390-405 CE, the ruler at the time was Chandragupta Vikramaditya, a Hindu. That could not have escaped his attention. If Buddhists suffered any disabilities, the reigning king and his ministry would have implemented them, at the least excused them. Nalanda Univ...

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