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by Varoon Shekhar
20 Feb 2018 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 361429

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.isro.gov.in/annual-report-2017-18-english

ISRO annual report is out, covering year 2017, and including the Jan/2018 launch of PSLV C-40. Lots of nuggets, as usual!
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Feb 2018 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 361429

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Any update on the launch of the GSLV Mark 2, with GSAT 6A? There is an upgraded cryogenic engine/stage on the vehicle, upgraded from C-12 to C-15.
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Feb 2018 17:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 523
Views: 38105

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

The Toronto Star had an article, just before the visit, where the main issue seemed to be Indian duties on chickpeas. Very tawdry, shallow stuff!
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Feb 2018 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4153
Views: 201218

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

One of the tactics, if it is a tactic and not simply contemptuous dismissiveness, is for the critics of the Indian origin of monuments, like the Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal and Red Fort, to cite really extreme or outrageous claims made by certain Hindus for the Indian origin of other achievements or thin...
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Feb 2018 22:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 462
Views: 34422

Re: Know Your India

With the folding up of the general discussion forum :-), I don't know where else to post my query. There are some really nice sounding, even compelling, Indian TV signal tunes/incidental music. Whether it is Arnab Goswami's Republic TV debate, The Newshour's tune, and the NDTV's( or Undie TV:-)) The...
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Feb 2018 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4003
Views: 564927

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Very sorry to hear of the blast at Cochin Shipyards today, 5 dead, several critical, hope the loss of life is kept down, and that there is no damage to any vessel.
by Varoon Shekhar
07 Feb 2018 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2734
Views: 71600

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

https://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c25-mars-o ... -taken-mcc

Latest pic from Mangalyaan, taken on January 12/2018. Looks really good! Photo is just under the Nov/2017 paragraph, it should be on top of it.
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Feb 2018 22:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 746
Views: 90460

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

x-post from mil and history forum: Ministry of Commerce & Industry 27-December, 2017 17:54 IST Progress under 'Make In India' scheme Significant achievements have been made under the Make in India initiative since its launch on 25th September, 2014. ‘Make in India’ initiative was launched on Sep...
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Feb 2018 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2911
Views: 192868

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

Got this from another website, not sure where else to post it, so... Ministry of Commerce & Industry 27-December, 2017 17:54 IST Progress under 'Make In India' scheme Significant achievements have been made under the Make in India initiative since its launch on 25th September, 2014. ‘Make in Ind...
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Feb 2018 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3064
Views: 498618

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Are you referring to the December/2017 tests of K-4 and also QRSAM? Agni-2 was last tested on May 4, it appears to have been a failure
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Feb 2018 07:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3064
Views: 498618

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

smells like agni1 and prithvi2 . agni1 has not been tested for a long ti me. When are we going to see an Agni-2 missile test? The last one, on May 4th last year, was a failure by most accounts.( interestingly, the very next day, May 5th, there was a spectacular success of the GSLV mark2 with South ...
by Varoon Shekhar
26 Jan 2018 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 361429

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Is there any talk of the Gslv mark 3, or mk 2, inserting satellites into a higher perigee to begin with? This is reportedly a strength and advantage of the Ariane launchers, they send satellites into a roughly 200-250 perigee and 36,000 apogee. This is supposed to be more efficient in conserving LAM...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Jan 2018 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 53
Views: 6705

Re: Indian Interests_2

^ Really nice to hear about merchant guilds, and merchants in general. Too much of history, including Indian history of course, is consumed by writing about battles between one kingdom and another, and between one dynasty and another. This can get very dreary, considering the number of such conflict...
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Jan 2018 23:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 462
Views: 34422

Re: Know Your India

^ Right! And it's if anything, more distressing to read everyday about murders and suicides in India. Absolutely sickening. Again, yes, homicides and suicides occur all over the world, but it's the increasing frequency and number in India, that is horrendous. Where is that Indian spirituality, forbe...
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Jan 2018 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4079
Views: 571343

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 468708.cms

Interesting article from the Economic Times on the recent 'accident'. Says the government must have known what was going on
by Varoon Shekhar
10 Jan 2018 00:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 956
Views: 84545

Re: Indian IT Industry

I see, then it's a total import, or is there some Indian configuring involved? None of those news outlets is using the name "Cray", for whatever reason.
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Jan 2018 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 361429

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

^
Yah very, it would have been awesome to see two Indian moon missions within the span of 1-2 months. Man, a lot of people are going to be disappointed, if not dismayed. Let's hope the company can take it up at a future date!
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Jan 2018 21:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 956
Views: 84545

Re: Indian IT Industry

Nice, which institute built this. I'm pretty sure it's not CDAC, and it's not imported. So did the IITM( Indian institute of tropical meterology) develop the computer. If so, very impressive, I thought the IITM was only involved in climate analysis, not in building supercomputers. So they 'beat' CDA...
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Jan 2018 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4079
Views: 571343

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

The Arihant was officially commissioned in August/2016. Since the accident occurred sometime in October of 2016, the sub was only really operational for about 2 months! Anyway, good that it's back in action. We do know that Arihant fired a "Sagarika" missile twice, once in Nov/2015, and th...
by Varoon Shekhar
07 Jan 2018 20:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 462
Views: 34422

Re: Know Your India

Sickened, disgusted by the frequency of "accidents" in India. Whether it is road accidents, fires in buildings, or drownings of students on an outing. It is happening far, far too often. Yes, accidents happen, as they say, but the same kind, over and over again, with so much loss of life? ...
by Varoon Shekhar
07 Jan 2018 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 361429

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

A certain dubious news channel is reporting that the GSAT-11, weighing 5725 kg, is being sent off to French Guyana for launch later this month. Any truth in that? If it is accurate, why has no other news outlet or even Spaceflight Now etc, reporting it? Perhaps that is why this channel( *D*V) is dub...
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Dec 2017 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3064
Views: 498618

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Excellent test by DRDO! Going by memory, yesterday's ABM test was the 13th overall, and that includes one or two simulated ones, where no missile was actually intercepted. There were two failures among the 13 tests. But one of those involved a missile, whether interceptor or target, not even taking ...
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Dec 2017 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1871
Views: 266174

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/jk-major-2-soldiers-martyred-in-cross-border-firing-by-pakistan-army/articleshow/62222157.cms Major, 2 soldiers die in cross border firing. Guys, this is the most important story so far today. However, that horrific bus accident in Rajasthan- can you imagine...
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Dec 2017 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 361429

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

4 launches till end march! That is quite a speed of launches. if the transponder shortage is ever going to be addressed. t, India's satellite transponder requirement is an unfulfilled task, which only goes up as the country rapidly develops and digitizes at this furious pace ! In the last 3 years, ...
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Dec 2017 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3833
Views: 600567

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^

Some valid observations, but just a tad over-the-top on the only assembled in India idea. Can't believe someone could be so brazenly arrogant, or stupid, about India's achievements in 2017. Even a non-technical layman can spot the audacious arrogance and/or ignorance.
by Varoon Shekhar
16 Dec 2017 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4194
Views: 127725

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Still eagerly awaiting news of the PFBR's commissioning! It should almost be anytime now. When I saw a new posting under Indian nuclear news and discussion, I was really hoping..
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Dec 2017 23:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Google Lunar XPRIZE and Space 2.0 Discussion
Replies: 239
Views: 24437

Re: Google Lunar XPRIZE and Space 2.0 Discussion

bharat, any update on the Team Indus mission, technological developments, testing of components, an announced launch date? Any issues with funding, technical hiccups?
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Dec 2017 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war
Replies: 496
Views: 8808

Re: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war

https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/a-disastrous-policy-of-direct-approach/299623 Maxwell criticising Bernard Lintner, and repeating the same things about how enlightened China was, and how unreasonable India was. Oh, and notice how Maxwell does allude to British imperialism, but only insofa...
by Varoon Shekhar
10 Dec 2017 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war
Replies: 496
Views: 8808

Re: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war

Neville Maxwell is at it again, at his number one favourite topic- refute the idea that China was the aggressor in 1962, and put the blame on India. The latest Outlook India, carries a review by him of Lintner's book on the 1962 war. Maxwell strongly rebukes Lintner and repeats the Chinese position ...
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Dec 2017 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 125407

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Let's not bash Russian products, nor exaggerate the extent of their assistance. They have helped India, but the quality of their military equipment has not always been first rate. But was any other country willing to transfer at least some know how to India? Probably not until those countries saw Ru...
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Dec 2017 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4194
Views: 127725

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

It's hard to believe that India had no nuclear deterrent in the period of 1992-1997. The lowest estimates from those days put the number at about 30 " Hiroshima type" devices. And the upper figure would be 100, probably not credible. What was missing was a developed missile delivery capabi...
by Varoon Shekhar
10 Nov 2017 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1927
Views: 174944

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 845630

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: 673
Views: 112871

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: 1281
Views: 207222

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: 2226
Views: 361429

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: 523
Views: 38105

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: 1005
Views: 59999

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: 1281
Views: 207222

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...

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