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by Varoon Shekhar
10 Nov 2017 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1909
Views: 162126

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Also, we should not forget that Australia was the most obnoxious of all the countries denouncing India's nuclear tests. The US, Canada and Japan, the 3 most critical countries, were not as bad.
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Nov 2017 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 759073

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

China's references and objections regarding AP, are very obnoxious and polluting. Reinforces that whole repellent middle kingdom/celestial empire/mighty super dragon ugliness. AP is beautiful and free within India, not to mention unregimented, democratic and content.
by Varoon Shekhar
01 Nov 2017 19:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 672
Views: 107317

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

SS Bhatnagar awardees for this year, for the record. Impressive sounding stuff!

https://www.asianscientist.com/2017/10/ ... gar-prize/
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Oct 2017 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 811
Views: 139322

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/com ... 920705.ece

Sounds good- an entire Sukhoi engine manufactured from the material stage, by HAL.
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Oct 2017 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1923
Views: 295015

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Next scheduled launch is in December. About 30 satellites will be launched from one PSLV
by Varoon Shekhar
14 Oct 2017 23:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 499
Views: 32875

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

What is disgusting is how, except for the CBC, no major Canadian news outlet has gone into detail about that terrorist attack and its aftermath. The Toronto Star didn't bother to carry an article commemorating 30 years of the tragedy, in 2015. But they did publish an article marking 40 years of a sh...
by Varoon Shekhar
10 Oct 2017 17:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 963
Views: 48147

Re: Solar energy in India

Feels good! Something about solar glass, world's first at that thickness, developed by the company itself, from indications. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/indl-goods/svs/paper-/-wood-/-glass/-plastic/-marbles/borosil-opens-worlds-first-2-mm-tempered-solar-glass-facility/articleshow/61...
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Oct 2017 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 811
Views: 139322

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

"Agree about WION. A sober channel with a wider perspective.The Republic TV fish market is so completely dominated by fish-monger-in-chief ArnabG,.Like Unhygenix of the Gauls ,he shouts everyone down,switches guest speakers when he disagrees with them and like Robespierre of infamy,is judge,ju...
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Oct 2017 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 1931
Views: 184597

Re: Military Flight Safety

Horrible, and getting a little too frequent not to notice. On the same day, 4 medical students die in an auto accident, where a 'lorry' struck them. Any death in an accident is tragic, but young medical students is really awful. India has a deficiency in health care professionals, and these students...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Sep 2017 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2732
Views: 55467

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

http://www.isro.gov.in/update/25-sep-20 ... ience-data

Data from 2014-2016. The last year's results will then come out next year and so on.
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Sep 2017 06:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2732
Views: 55467

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Hey, it's worth mentioning that today/early tomorrow( Sept 24)) marks 3 years that Mangalyaan/MOM has been in orbit around Mars.And it's original lifespan was about 6 months!
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Sep 2017 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1133
Views: 87435

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

http://www.news18.com/news/india/made-i ... 24503.html

This must be up to date, or has someone posted it already? Good news!
by Varoon Shekhar
31 Aug 2017 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1923
Views: 295015

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

"This I think is the 3rd failure of 42 launches." You must be referring to the PSLV C-1 with IRS-1D on Sept 29/1997. It was placed into a lower orbit than planned. But it was later raised into a very good orbit, and transmitted excellent images for years. ISRO itself calls the mission succ...
by Varoon Shekhar
31 Aug 2017 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1923
Views: 295015

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Is this the first failure of PSLV? The very first mission of PSLV, on Sept 20/1993 was a failure,though narrowly. Every other launch and mission after that has been a success. Until this latest one. The malfunction was on a device, the heat shield, that worked wonderfully even on the first failed m...
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Aug 2017 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1923
Views: 295015

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Elons of India!!!!!!!!!!!!! Team Indus Very excited for them. Same here! But what is also exciting is that two Indian moon missions are going on within a few months of each other. And now, if the team Indus' launch is going to be delayed until March 2018, it means that two moon missions will go up ...
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Aug 2017 22:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 963
Views: 48147

Re: Solar energy in India

http://www.indosolar.co.in

Found this company while surfing about solar cells in India. Is this company one of the few solar cell( as opposed to panels etc) manufacturers in an environment where Chinese et al imports dominate?
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Aug 2017 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 759073

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The PM should avoid visiting China.... for another decade! One cannot put it past the inscrutable "slit-eyed oriental",that the Brits described the Chinese,to do something to ridicule or even worse,harm the PM. Shastri's death in Tashkent comes to mind.He was v.short though and v.short pe...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Aug 2017 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1133
Views: 87435

Re: Indian nuclear submarines -3

"From an unusually cheerful Bharat Karnad... https://bharatkarnad.com/2017/08/25/10- ... aridhaman/" True, he's usually quite sceptical, if not downright sour and negative. Particularly with the first launch of the Agni-5, which he insisted was an IRBM, not an ICBM. And of course with the ...
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Aug 2017 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2723
Views: 145757

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

Nice article about HAL, uplifting. The 4900 aero-engines manufactured is impressive. What percentage of the Adour, Tumansky, Tumansky R-29, RD-33, MK-536 etc is indigenously produced? Or is mostly high level assembly with minimum manufacture where the engines are concerned? Does the 840 'extra' engi...
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Aug 2017 04:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1923
Views: 295015

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

http://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/pslv-c3 ... 1h-mission

PSLV with IRNSS-1H to be launched on Thursday August 31st, 16:59 hrs (IST)
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Aug 2017 18:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Google Lunar XPRIZE and Space 2.0 Discussion
Replies: 235
Views: 20572

Re: Google Lunar XPRIZE and Space 2.0 Discussion

Indus Rover launch now scheduled for December 28th!
by Varoon Shekhar
15 Aug 2017 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 759073

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I have seen 2 crazy Chinese women and one crazy man on the Toronto transit system. Two of them were yelling about India or toward Indians .One was ranting openly, not directed at anyone in particular, about the Indian and Pakistani nuclear programmes. Another was yelling non stop at 2 Indian looking...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Jul 2017 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 759073

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

An India today tv discussion program strongly refuted the Chinese statement about Hindu nationalism. Even a left type prof of JNU rebuked the Chinese. Good sign I think
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Jul 2017 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 759073

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

India is, going by the dismissive article, the second fastest , not the fastest
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Jul 2017 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 759073

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Nice article about India's growth. But wasn't there a report a month or two back stating that India's growth rate is not as high as was thought? This piece suggests that India is the fastest growing economy, or no?
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Jul 2017 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh
Replies: 80
Views: 3634

Re: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh

Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are Indians' and Hindus' most direct connection to Tibet, and that has been for at least a thousand years. It has been entirely peaceful, without even a trace of politics, let alone aggression or intrusion. The Han have no spiritual ties with Tibet or anything inside ...
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Jul 2017 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 759073

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Politicking, opportunistic, self aggrandizing, backstabbing Chinese. India will always be a winner in spirit, no matter what happens. And one hopes of course, a winner on the battlefield if it comes to that.
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Jul 2017 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 759073

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

http://www.frontline.in/cover-story/the-pan-tsuli-moment/article9774387.ece?homepage=true Noorani is at it again, showing China as the wronged party, and India as unreasonable. Absolutely astounding article, with no mention of the threat to the 'chicken's neck', China's past transgressions in Ladakh...
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Jul 2017 14:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 759073

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

That's the drab, soulless, legalistic approach, that China and its apologists in India( eg. Noorani et al) follow. India will emphasise cultural, spiritual and people ties. Indians have been making peaceful pilgrimages to Tibet for a thousand years. Do Han bureaucrats and military personnel have any...
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Jul 2017 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1923
Views: 295015

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

An impending test of the RLV/ mini space shuttle?
by Varoon Shekhar
17 Jul 2017 18:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 759073

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Yes, Nehru badly blundered by not taking a stronger stand on Tibet, when China invaded it. But something was in place in the aftermath, because there was a Tibetan rebellion in the late 50's, and the Dalai Lama and hundreds of thousands of Tibetan refugees came to India. There is speculation that so...
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Jul 2017 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 432
Views: 27027

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

Is this attack related to the Sachar report about discrimination against Mozlems, or maybe the unwillingness to release the full report of the SriKrishna commission on the Mumbai riots of 1993?
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Jul 2017 06:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 963
Views: 48147

Re: Solar energy in India

Why did India, which was one of the first countries to get into solar cell and module production, allow itself to be so dependent on other countries? Didn't they see the growth of solar technology coming? There is a PSU Central Electronics Ltd, which I believe was one of the first companies in all o...
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Jul 2017 04:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 2820
Views: 260029

Re: Indus Water Treaty

A.Noorani, of the school of thought that says India is not 100% wrong, but it is far more wrong than the other party, be it China or Pakistan, sometimes even the US or UK! - has written in a recent issue of Frontline that it is barbaric to even think of reducing water to Pakistan. But of course, it'...
by Varoon Shekhar
10 Jul 2017 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 432
Views: 27027

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

Watch for the apologetics, qualifications, utterly false equivalences that are going to be made, including the activities of Gau Rakshaks, security forces' actions against stone pelters, treatment of Dalits in UP, and the death of Gandhi in 1948.Anything to cover the Islamist threat
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Jul 2017 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 759073

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

'Third country's' Army could enter Kashmir on behalf of Pakistan, says Chinese media http://m.abplive.in/india-news/dokalam-standoff-third-countrys-army-could-enter-kashmir-on-behalf-of-pakistan-says-chinese-media-549719 Stupid argument, utterly devoid of any historical, geo-political or situationa...
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Jul 2017 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 759073

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

^^
The Chinese writers and spokesmen sound like pompous asses, not to mention liars.
by Varoon Shekhar
07 Jul 2017 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1923
Views: 295015

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

GSAT-10 is certainly functioning well, and is beaming channels for Tata Sky, among others. It also has a GPS payload( "Gagan") which is a major feature of the satellite. GAGAN was working from the beginning but it took some time for the satellite's telecom capacity to kick in, because of e...
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Jul 2017 16:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2462
Views: 183002

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

No foreign media entity has carried the story of Modi meeting the orphan of the Mumbai terror attack. Pretty newsworthy item! Anyone care to speculate why?

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