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by Varoon Shekhar
20 Feb 2021 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 7340

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

Probably stating the obvious here, but...the US in the 20 th century didn't have the handicap of a foreign occupying power retarding it's development for decades on end. The US already had a huge industrial base before WW 2. India wasn't comparable.
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Feb 2021 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2270
Views: 201056

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

"Another update. May I request the mods to make a sticky post so that we may all be able to see at a glance who are worthy of our support and people may add to it. While we are about it, perhaps somebody can compile a separate list of anti-national journalists and websites/news outlets? We can ...
by Varoon Shekhar
30 Jan 2021 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2270
Views: 201056

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

any khalistani from kanada, should have his/her OCI card and or India visa cancelled forthwith. Also cancel the OCI card and visa issued to all such khalistani NRIs from wherever they may be. Definitely. The Indian government and embassies in various countries, should have a list of Sikhs/Khalistan...
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Jan 2021 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2270
Views: 201056

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

[quote="chetak"]is this( Republic TV and Arnab-Varoon) too right wing for our delicate Hindu sensibilities :mrgreen: should this right be given up because the Hindu's are sickular will this offend the mollycoddled and rapacious "minorities" or is this simply too "nationalist...
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Jan 2021 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028137

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

"Sinovac has been the most popular vaccine outside the developed world so far. The western lobby will try to discourage both indian and chinese vaccines" India has donated vaccines to several countries. "Vaccine maitri". Show does some contrast between Indian and Chinese approach...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Jan 2021 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221044

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

"There was a successful firing of Akash-NG missile earlier today."

Congrats, quite impressive. And wasn't this test originally scheduled for March at the earliest? If so, a nice preponement :)
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Jan 2021 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880617

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The UK has been one of the favourite lapdogs of the US, for decades.
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Jan 2021 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4455
Views: 826251

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

Nice article about the brake pads! I think as far back as the 70s, DRDO and Indian industry had made brake pads for the Mig-21, and they gave more landings than the ones that came with the aircraft. The Russians evidently liked the brake pads for the same reason, they may have even imported them fro...
by Varoon Shekhar
01 Jan 2021 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087464

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Are there nationals of other countries( Italy, Australia?) on board those ships as well? Or are they all Indian
by Varoon Shekhar
30 Dec 2020 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221044

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

What happened to the Agni-4 test that was scheduled for around this time( Dec 28th, to be precise!) Weather issues?
by Varoon Shekhar
30 Dec 2020 02:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087464

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

I hope any ship with an Indian crew that has even half a brain, refuses to go to China. And will cite the experience of the 41 sailors as a reason. No matter under which flag the carrier travels. Of course, if it's an Indian owned one, there shouldn't be even the slightest hesitation to refuse.
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Dec 2020 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087464

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Why does India have any dealings with these basta*ds? Indians should show some pride, and boycott everything Chinese. Ban everyone Chinese from entering India. Okay, pay a little more for an Indian or non-Chinese alternative.
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Dec 2020 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087464

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

What are India's options on this ridiculous stranded sailors issue, and where is the general public outrage? There is no controversy here.
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Nov 2020 21:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383524

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

this event in toronto is also sponsored by a clueless Indian embassy which is aiding and abetting anti India personalities like devdutt and dalrymple to spread venom against India and here in India we will keep on rebutting them. leftist and liberandu babooze should, at the very least, be tested fo...
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Nov 2020 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2679
Views: 418853

Re: Military Flight Safety

"One pilot recovered and search by air and surface units in progress for the second pilot. An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident: Indian Navy" By 'recovered' they mean recovered safe and sound( at least relatively anyway) Not recovered as in body recovered one hopes. The ...
by Varoon Shekhar
02 Nov 2020 00:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1117480

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

^^

Excellent feature on the RLV, thanks! Lots of information and nuggets.
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Oct 2020 18:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1117480

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

https://www.isro.gov.in/effects-of-global-dust-storm-mars%E2%80%99-upper-atmosphere-observed-mars-orbiter-mission Observations/discoveries by Mangalyaan.. Terrestrial planets in the solar system are constantly losing their atmospheres to outer space. The rate at which this loss happens is determined...
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Oct 2020 19:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1117480

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

Is there any reason they are not doing a vertical take off of the RLV, with a horizontal landing( as opposed to an air dropped attempt). Is that in the works, after a successful helicopter release and landing?
by Varoon Shekhar
30 Sep 2020 22:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1117480

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

^ Yes congrats to ISRO et al on Astrosat even a layman can tell it's an exceptional satellite. Very sour article on Mangalyaan "The missing science..." No appreciation expressed for the achievement or the observations of MOM. Here by contrast, is a very acknowledging video by a non-Indian!...
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Sep 2020 19:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383524

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Now, just watch some Indians get all melodramatic and maudlin about Amnesty's exit. The old "oh what is happening to the India we knew, with the government's policy on NGOs together with Hindu majoritarianism, intolerance toward minorities and revocation of Article 370" It's almost as pred...
by Varoon Shekhar
26 Sep 2020 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087464

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

India positively should not be like China in expansionism, regimentation, brainwashing, authoritarianism. And definitely not a dumping ground for Chinese products!
by Varoon Shekhar
26 Sep 2020 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087464

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Philip, excellent posts. If you look at Chinese comments and responses on various forums, it's all this pompous, arrogant, swaggering, condescending Chinese economy is 800 times India's economy, Chinese military strength is 500 times India's, Chinese exports are 1000 times India..etc. The fact that ...
by Varoon Shekhar
26 Sep 2020 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3440
Views: 699387

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Is the town of Burtse fully within India( Ladakh)? Maps are not clear on this
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Sep 2020 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221044

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^
Thanks for posting the T.S.Subramanian articles. Really good and detailed, but also understandable for the non-technical layman. And the HSTDV write up led to links to other excellent articles by him.
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Sep 2020 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221044

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Successful 2nd test flight of "Abhyas" - remember first flight in 2019 https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1657786 Ministry of Defence Successful Flight Test of ABHYAS Posted On: 22 SEP 2020 5:38PM by PIB Delhi Successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Targ...
by Varoon Shekhar
20 Sep 2020 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3440
Views: 699387

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Apologies if this video/info has been posted before. India building road linking Leh with DBO. Below the video are interesting links about the same subject. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=india+today+new+road+in+DBO+Daulet+Beg&ru=%2fvideos%2fsearch%3fq%3dindia%2btoday%2bnew%2broad%2bin%2bD...
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Sep 2020 20:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1117480

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

^ Hi, what is LCHG, couldn't find the direct reference in the article. That suit sounds good, though someone on BR made a distinction between this suit and the ones being provided by Russia. Maybe there isn't really a difference? In which case an explanation is owed by ISRO :) Okay got it- liquid co...
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Sep 2020 13:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1117480

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

ISRO's GISAT-1, Microsat-2A, GSAT-12R and RISAT-2BR2 satellites are ready for launch https://www.businessinsider.in/science/space/news/isros-gisat-1-microsat-2a-gsat-12r-and-risat-2br2-satellites-are-ready-for-launch/articleshow/78167056.cms Very good _sounding_ news! So the GSLV Mark 2 with GISAT-...
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Sep 2020 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4455
Views: 826251

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

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Very upbeat development! Need to get these employed with the forces! Maybe already in use in limited numbers with CRPF for example?
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Sep 2020 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5103
Views: 781067

Re: Internal Security Watch

^
Seatbelts should be mandatory throughout India. Not enough Indians are using them.
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Sep 2020 13:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5103
Views: 781067

Re: Internal Security Watch

Very distressing incident in Bikaner, loss of two Army officers in stupid accident.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/jaipur/t ... PHs7O.html
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Sep 2020 06:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Quality of Indian TV Media
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Quality of Indian TV Media

News X has a lot of good programs, with definitely a patriotic outlook. Rajya Sabha TV is good with its "Security Scan" and several other shows. Not anti-Dharmic, if not openly and noticeably pro-Dharmic.
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Sep 2020 23:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020927

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

^
I hope he was accurate in some of the information! Probably was. But not about Finger 8.
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Sep 2020 23:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020927

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Am I misreading/misunderstanding, but this program states that Finger 8 is secure with India(?!?) Other encouraging sounding information and comments from the guests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrZ6bLUAzF0
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Sep 2020 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 358261

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

I remember the day, it was the first Friday in September, so it's a year! The anticipation, the excitement..alas Were there any more credible theories as to why the Lander failed? And still awaiting a detailed report from ISRO about all the technologies that did work. They mentioned variable propuls...
by Varoon Shekhar
02 Sep 2020 22:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020927

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://www.indiatoday.in/programme/5iv ... 2020-09-02

at 19:13, report of India now holding the North ridgeline of Finger 4
by Varoon Shekhar
31 Aug 2020 23:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020927

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Can anyone post a very recent map of the Pangong Tso lake, showing exactly the areas that India possesses, and the part totally controlled by China.
The map should include that section of the lake, which is entirely within India. And preferably depict the 'finger' areas which are under contention.
by Varoon Shekhar
20 Aug 2020 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221044

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There was a Notam issued about a week back of an impending( Aug 20-22) missile/ vehicle test by India. Here's hoping that it is Drdo's Hstdv, and that this time, the test is unambiguously successful! :-)

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