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by Varoon Shekhar
18 Jun 2019 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3827
Views: 762139

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

"Examples are them not planning to do an unmanned orbital test flight before the actual manned flight..." There are two or three unmanned flights of the space capsule before the manned one. From WIKI: Following two uncrewed flight demonstrations of the spacecraft, a crewed Gaganyaan is sla...
by Varoon Shekhar
17 Jun 2019 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2508
Views: 460366

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

"There was a terrorist attack that killed 5 CRPF officers in Anantnag market - 2 days ago!!! Where is the R-D-Grrrr about that pls?" Yes, and there has been another one today in Pulwama. And there may have been a second one in Anantnag where a major lost his life. Or this could be referrin...
by Varoon Shekhar
16 Jun 2019 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 541
Views: 459884

Re: India-Myanmar news and discussion

The Nscn terrorists were also responsible for the slaughter of 11 people in Arunachal Pradesh, including an MLA and his son. The joint operation with Myanmar should have eliminated some of those scum
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Jun 2019 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 293538

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Just to be clear, is this scramjet from DRDO totally distinct from what ISRO tested in August/2016? With separate teams, designs et al?
by Varoon Shekhar
10 Jun 2019 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4828
Views: 645889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I'll probably regret mentioning this- but I was so outraged and disgusted yesterday while scanning the NY Times over the past one week. Pankaj Mishra( what a shocker) wrote a typical negative, derogatory, sour pus article about Narendra Modi's election win. Bad as it was, the remarks about Balakot r...
by Varoon Shekhar
03 Jun 2019 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2489
Views: 294275

Re: Military Flight Safety

Hope that there are at least some survivors, that someone got out.
by Varoon Shekhar
03 Jun 2019 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2489
Views: 294275

Re: Military Flight Safety

This is the fourth military air crash/incident in AP that i can remember offhand. The first one was with a defense official with the last name "Somu", then a bad one in 2011( where 6 of the 23 people survived) the Oct 2017 one that was caught on film, and now this. Just hoping for the best...
by Varoon Shekhar
03 Jun 2019 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4828
Views: 645889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

India and Indians shouldn't concern themselves with why Pakistan didn't do this or that. Just defend the borders and punish them across the border when necessary or possible. And be prepared for any responses, needless to say. JMTC
by Varoon Shekhar
29 May 2019 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4828
Views: 645889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Some of these commentators- Vishu Som, Rahul Bedi, Ajai Shukla, John Cherian, Praveen Sawhney et al, are stirring the pot, enfant terrible/devil's advocate, motivated, perfectionists, or simply anti-Indian. Sawhney never has anything nice to say about anything Indian.
by Varoon Shekhar
28 May 2019 22:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 711
Views: 137272

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

They have evidently given photographic evidence. Will post link later. It's from the latest Hindu newspaper
by Varoon Shekhar
25 May 2019 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3827
Views: 762139

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

^ Was the hydrogen storage tank produced by Jindal or by the Indian unit of an Italian(?) MNC called VRV? Largest liquid Hydrogen storage tank flagged off CHITTOOR: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Secretary, DOS & Chairman, Dr. K Sivan, flagged off the shipment of India’s largest liqui...
by Varoon Shekhar
22 May 2019 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4293
Views: 424588

Re: Internal Security Watch

Then the 'squeeze' from the Myanmar border to within the NE should be effective against the NSCN.

Absolute rubbish movement, with no redeeming humanistic values to it. Kill people if they vote, oppose you, represent the 'state' in any way, or simply if you don't like their face.
by Varoon Shekhar
22 May 2019 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4293
Views: 424588

Re: Internal Security Watch

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/st ... iju/330759

Good. This news and the terror incident which preceded it, should be front and centre everywhere in India.
by Varoon Shekhar
22 May 2019 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3827
Views: 762139

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

Nice job, ISRO. Is the X-band SAR made in India. More than 100 sub-systems were developed by ISRO with the help of domestic industry.
by Varoon Shekhar
22 May 2019 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4293
Views: 424588

Re: Internal Security Watch

Still, no less sickening. Elected MLA's and their entourage getting slaughtered. And for what?
by Varoon Shekhar
21 May 2019 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4293
Views: 424588

Re: Internal Security Watch

And these people are not even native Arunachalis( or is this mistaken). It's a Naga group. What the hell are they doing in AP? This is an attack on democracy, besides being an horrific act of violence. Will the Indian media stop moronically talking about Godse and Gandhi, and give its attention to t...
by Varoon Shekhar
14 May 2019 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3827
Views: 762139

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

Unusual that the weight of the satellite has not been mentioned even at this relatively late stage. Since the CA version of Pslv is being used, it won't be 1858 kg like Risat-1, but it could be as high as 1000kg(?). No secondary payloads it looks like.
by Varoon Shekhar
11 May 2019 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2895
Views: 296647

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh4sjihhppY

Apologies if posted before, a strong response to TIME magazine's issue on PM Modi. Can be moved to another topic heading.
by Varoon Shekhar
10 May 2019 19:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 293538

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

What are the significant Indian inputs into the Nirbhay missile? The turbo-fan engine is imported, but is mostly everything else indigenous? Public information on this quite scanty!
by Varoon Shekhar
08 May 2019 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4828
Views: 645889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Disha, thanks that's good news. "Disappointed' because in this forum (not the Pakistani or other sites) figures of 300-700 have been mentioned. Still positive if the lower figure of the Italian reporter is closer to the correct one.
by Varoon Shekhar
08 May 2019 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4828
Views: 645889

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

From Francesca Marino Balakot camp: Pakistan’s and Its Deception Games ... Do read Very good. And of course, no one in this forum really doubted the strikes or their success. But nice to see confirmation from a non-Indian source. The latter for whatever reason, seem to question or doubt the inciden...
by Varoon Shekhar
02 May 2019 19:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1477
Views: 207430

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Still, the two are not the same. The US has not suffered any direct Iranian Islamist terrorism on its soil, nor has any of the terror the US has experienced, originated from Iran ideologically, politically or financially. Ten Iranians have not descended on New York and slaughtered 170 people in hote...
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Apr 2019 17:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 104833

Re: Indian ASAT Test

by Varoon Shekhar
28 Apr 2019 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 104833

Re: Indian ASAT Test

In one of the latest " India Today" magazines, there is a concise article by Raj Chengappa entitled " Space Shakti" He pretty clearly says that the asat test is more challenging than an ABM hit, because of the altitude of the former. The accuracy has to be within 5cm, as well.
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: 3616
Views: 444623

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- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 908
Views: 31932

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: 2508
Views: 460366

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: 4293
Views: 424588

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: 75994

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: 19319

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: 3827
Views: 762139

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: 3827
Views: 762139

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: 868
Views: 104833

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: 868
Views: 104833

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: 831
Views: 137146

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: 3611
Views: 292785

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...

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