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by Varoon Shekhar
13 Nov 2018 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3159
Views: 571785

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

^^^ Is that ever a beautiful picture of the GSLV Mark 3. Is the SVAB now fully commissioned( colour scheme issue aside :-)) because there has been no official statement. The vehicle has more propellant loading in the core first stage and the cryogenic stage. The strap-on lengths have been increased ...
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Nov 2018 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3159
Views: 571785

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

https://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/gslv-m ... 29-mission

ISRO has put up some information about the launch. A lift off on Wednesday will be subject to weather conditions. Cyclone brewing in Bay of Bengal.
by Varoon Shekhar
10 Nov 2018 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3325
Views: 318382

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

The HTT 40 began the most awaited phase of the Spin Test by successfully entering in to two turn spin and subsequently recovering with the appropriate controls. Two test pilots undertook the first ever spin entry testing today at around 1.30 pm. Very good- It would be nice to see a detailed article...
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Nov 2018 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 803
Views: 68815

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

^ There wasn't a single mention of aid to India, among the hundreds of displayed comments. There were remarks like "India=scam", "Nuke them", "Use the money( from the fraud) to build toilets", and so on. The CRA( Canadian Revenue Agency) tax scam was big news in Canada....
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Nov 2018 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 803
Views: 68815

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cwcyLvoMps Guys, by now everyone has heard of the CRA tax scam in Canada. The fraudsters were traced to India. Pretty serious swindle! But look at the comments to the CBC story. Some nasty stuff. Many of them are Paks and Chinese, but the majority seem to be Caucasia...
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Nov 2018 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19812

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

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Good video, is that Shekhar Gupta speaking so effusively and positively about an Indian defense achievement? Quite rare! Is really upbeat, mentions private sector contribution, and Russian help, without exaggerating it.
by Varoon Shekhar
02 Nov 2018 00:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4027
Views: 322556

Re: Internal Security Watch

Two terrorist attacks in one day! In J&K, BJP secretary and his brother gunned down in Kishtwar, in Assam 5 Bengali youth shot one-by-one by ULFA.

What the @#$^&* is going on in India? This is really maddening.
by Varoon Shekhar
30 Oct 2018 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4027
Views: 322556

Re: Internal Security Watch

You would think that Republic TV, the Newshour and India Today TV, among a few others, would give this issue detailed and intense coverage. So let's hope, now with two major incidents in less that two weeks.
by Varoon Shekhar
30 Oct 2018 19:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4027
Views: 322556

Re: Internal Security Watch

Two policeman, one Doordarshan cameraman, killed by Naxals in Chattisgarh. Now that a DD person has died, will the Indian media wake up to the Naxal threat, and give the issue the attention it deserves?
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Oct 2018 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3159
Views: 571785

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

^ The writer of the article should have mentioned ideology and philosophy, before making a one-to-one comparison. Also, it would have helped to bring up the actual funding of say, the Chinese space programme vis-a-vis the Indian. As well as the timelines and existing industrial infrastructure of the...
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Oct 2018 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4294
Views: 177676

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

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It's about time! :) Pre-commissioning trials of PFBR must be on now.
by Varoon Shekhar
14 Oct 2018 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3159
Views: 571785

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

Isn't the GSLV-MKIII going up this October as well? The GSLV Mark 3 D-2 with GSAT-29, and the PSLV C-43 with HySIS etc are now scheduled for mid-to late November. Very deflating, but there must be reasons- cyclonic storms, specific component/system testing, availability of satellite(s) etc. It's ju...
by Varoon Shekhar
14 Oct 2018 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3526
Views: 411848

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://www.news18.com/news/india/major-general-among-7-given-life-sentence-by-army-court-in-24-year-old-fake-encounter-case-1908849.html Feels overly harsh. Tragic loss of young lives, but a life sentence for a killing in a brutal zone, with ULFA and Bodo scum roving around? 5-10 max. And I hope &q...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Sep 2018 21:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4027
Views: 322556

Re: Internal Security Watch

The media seems to be ignoring, not just downplaying, this awful incident of the killing of two TD people, including a serving MLA. It is pretty major, needless to say. Can you imagine the uproar if some right wing fringe group killed these figures? There would be massive outrage expressed in print ...
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Sep 2018 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 93144

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Today(Sept 24/2018) is four years of Mangalyaan being in orbit. I hope they mark the event by posting some more photos. It's been many months since the last public ones. What an achievement to be orbiting Mars for 4 years, when the original lifespan was supposed to be 6 months!
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Sep 2018 04:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3159
Views: 571785

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

Can you please explain. What does the 'GPS module ' 'mean for the common person? Today, all the GPS navigation modules you find in smart phones, navigation systems in cars etc are programmed to look up the GPS constellation of USA, get the co-ordinates and determine your position. Now, with the lau...
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Sep 2018 06:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3159
Views: 571785

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

Can you please explain. What does the 'GPS module '
'mean for the common person?
by Varoon Shekhar
20 Sep 2018 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4794
Views: 909302

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Is this the "Pralay" that was scheduled to be tested between Sept 20-22, or is that a separate test?
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Sep 2018 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3159
Views: 571785

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

^ Thanks! I knew I wasn't hearing things! Two ISRO officials,including the very chairman, spoke of the GSLV Mark 3 coming up shortly, one of them expressly used the time frame of 15 days. It looks like the DDM has indeed struck again!
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Sep 2018 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3159
Views: 571785

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

ISRO now moving to a high launch cadence with the GSLV launch coming up in 15 days and more satellites launches twice a month. https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/ Is this accurate? Wonderful if it is. But there is a conflicting report of the GSLV Mark 3 D-2 being delayed to December. Here's...
by Varoon Shekhar
17 Sep 2018 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3159
Views: 571785

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

Any confirmation of an early October launch of GSLV Mark 3 with GSAT-29? For months now, it has been scheduled for October. But just yesterday, there was a contradictory quote from ISRO referring to a December launch! Was the media confusing two different missions and misquoting the ISRO official? I...
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Sep 2018 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4294
Views: 177676

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

A bit puzzling and dismaying, that we have not heard of the commissioning of any new reactor, for a long time now. There are 4 under construction at Rajasthan and Gujarat. No detailed status update, even on NPC's website. No report on Apsara-2, PFBR, AHWR..
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Sep 2018 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1463
Views: 116642

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

I too have a couple of unfavourable experiences with Nepalis, and some favourable and neutral ones. They don't in general have that quick witted ability Indians often display. You won't hear those grand, philosophical, expressions Indians are known for; they are this earth earthy! There is one highl...
by Varoon Shekhar
02 Sep 2018 23:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1013
Views: 109247

Re: Indian IT Industry

Sorry if I missed it, but is that indigenous microprocessor( "Shakti") manufactured in India, or only designed? Because Chips certainly have been designed in India before. Manufactured, I'm not sure, perhaps ASIC have been.
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Aug 2018 19:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4719
Views: 346603

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

https://www.ndtv.com/video/news/left-right-centre/exclusive-on-board-india-s-first-bio-jet-fuel-flight-492519 Apologies for posting something from "Undietv", moderators can delete. But this is an exclusive on India's first flight using bio-fuel, used on a Spice Jet plane. Interview with sc...
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Aug 2018 18:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4719
Views: 346603

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Good development, I think! First Indian flight with bio fuel.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/in ... 562992.cms
by Varoon Shekhar
26 Aug 2018 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3159
Views: 571785

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Right, at current rocket speeds, it would take nearly 100,000 years just to reach Alpha Centauri, the nearest star in our galaxy apart from our own sun. What about other stars in our galaxy, not to say the x-billion other galaxies?
by Varoon Shekhar
16 Aug 2018 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3159
Views: 571785

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Here is another program on the manned mission of ISRO. VIshnu Som hosting. Pretty good. Also has a segment of Pallav Bagla wearing the space suit developed by ISRO.

https://www.ndtv.com/video/news/ndtv-sp ... ial-491571
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Aug 2018 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 78
Views: 13710

Re: Indian Interests_2

https://indianexpress.com/article/lifes ... 5-5302687/

A titan of literature. V.S Naipaul, passes away.
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Aug 2018 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3159
Views: 571785

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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Nice, does the company give a timeline for their first launch?
by Varoon Shekhar
01 Aug 2018 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1598
Views: 192996

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Excuse the ignorance/naivete, but with Mallya out of the picture( as far as management goes), are most if not all of the UB group companies still functioning? Companies like UB Engineering, UB Breweries, UBICS et al? Is there a next in line, if/when Mallya is out permanently? Or will these companies...
by Varoon Shekhar
31 Jul 2018 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4027
Views: 322556

Re: Internal Security Watch

There seems to be constant explaining and apologising, by concerned people in Indian TV discussions, about this whole citizen's registry not being a "Hindu-Moslem" issue. Well, yes and no. Of course, India doesn't want a flood of migrants and illegal immigrants from anywhere, Hindu or non-...
by Varoon Shekhar
30 Jul 2018 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4027
Views: 322556

Re: Internal Security Watch

I suppose I was linking 'security' with 'safety'. Not unjustified, but perhaps better in the auto or transportation heading.
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Jul 2018 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4027
Views: 322556

Re: Internal Security Watch

Another sickening bus accident. 33 staff of an agricultural university die when bus plunges into a gorge. Interesting that we almost never hear about the aftermath of these horrific accidents. How the families of the victims cope with their loss, how someone badly injured struggles but lives on, wha...
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Jul 2018 07:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3325
Views: 318382

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

^ "In a major boost to indigenisation in Defence, Engine Factory Avadi, Chennai (OFB) successfully develops engines of Main Battle Tanks, T-72 & T-90 indigenously. Hon'ble RM Smt Nirmala Sitharaman will hand over the engines to Indian Army on 28th July" Very good news. Question- was th...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Jul 2018 21:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1447
Views: 186512

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/ongc-indian-navy-successfully-plug-gas-leakage-at-s1-6-platform/article24511353.ece Nice team work by the ONGC and India navy. Evidently, the ONGC people had to learn on the fly( literally) coming out of a helicopter to fix the leak in mid ocean! Impres...

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