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by Varoon Shekhar
07 May 2018 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 716
Views: 94091

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Absolutely top priority to obtain the release and freedom of these Indians. Should be round the clock coverage. What the ... is wrong with the Indian media, and international media. What if this were Americans, Brits, Israelis or French?
by Varoon Shekhar
03 May 2018 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 794
Views: 60397

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

[quote="Amber G."]A concise and nice article by Terry Milewski - good read for Canadian friends.. Khalistan’s Deadly Shadow Absolutely fabulous article by Terry Milewski. Lucid, comprehensive, principled, uncompromising.. Not a 'good read' only, but a must read. Mr Milewski should be prais...
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Apr 2018 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3381
Views: 346211

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

http://www.timesnownews.com/india/artic ... dia/215639
Hope this is not old, it appeared in today's TOI. The BPJ's are made in India.
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Apr 2018 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)
Replies: 640
Views: 24179

Re: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)

http://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/tragedy-in-himachal-pradesh-school-bus-falls-into-deep-gorge-in-kangra-20-killed-many-injured/215590 Another sick, sick incident. If the sympathy for the victims is even one fourth that of Saturday's bus accident in Canada( 15 dead- which is massive by Canad...
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Apr 2018 17:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4238
Views: 147995

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

These jerks( or ********) at Stratfor et al, seem sanguine about the chance of a nuclear conflagration on the subcontinent. What they won't do is admit their countries of origin's role in Pakistan's efforts to obtain the material and technology. Nor of the Pakistani military's profile in that misbeg...
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Apr 2018 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 429295

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/pslv-c41-irnss-1i

The next launch is very much on, to lift off early hours of Thurs April 12
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Apr 2018 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 429295

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

There is one after another disaster with the recent launches. Last time, the heat shield didn't open and total loss of sat. This time comm failure and again total loss of sat. Something is not right. Picklu, How are we different than the detractors by airing such comments? From all reports looks li...
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Mar 2018 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 429295

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

That was a fabulous launch with very precise injection of GSAT-6A. Several improvements tested out for future use: ⋅ Uprated Vikas ⋅ Full utilization of LoX & LH in the cryogenic stage ⋅ Electro-mechanical actuators ⋅ Indigenous Li-Ion batteries Great lau...
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Mar 2018 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 429295

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

[quote="Haridas"][quote="arun"]Brochure for GSLV F08-GSAT6A. Key points are two improvements in the second stage (GS2) of the GSLV namely: 1.Induction of High Thrust Vikas Engine (HTVE). Max Vacuum Thrust is now 846.8 Kn. Cannot figure out what it was previously as a cursory flip...
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Mar 2018 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 429295

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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That was more or less expected. What about the launches of GSLV Mark 3, plus a second GSLV Mark 2 and three more PSLV's including the IRNSS 1I, and missions with Oceansat-3 and Risat 1A?

Are they all on course?
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Mar 2018 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 794
Views: 60397

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

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/03/21/jagmeet-singh-coverage-an-extreme-double-standard-on-extremism.html Very cunning, or grotesquely ignorant, article in the Toronto Star( written by a Moslem) on Jagmeet Singh. Attacks Indian security forces for the deaths of "tens of thousa...
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Mar 2018 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3677
Views: 642311

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Man, every time I feel really down about India- accidents, murders, crimes, suicides, terrorism, China's shenanigans, less-than-wished for economic growth et al, along comes great news like this, about a Brahmos with an indigenous seeker, and being test fired successfully at that. And finally, the n...
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Mar 2018 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 429295

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/gslv-f ... 6a-mission

Launch of GSLV F08/GSAT 6A mission on Thursday March 29/2018. Some details, but not very much. Probably more next week.
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Mar 2018 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3381
Views: 346211

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Has anyone seen the troubling but impassioned open letter to PM Modi, by the wonderful Major Gaurav Arya? Has it been posted here?
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Mar 2018 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3396
Views: 201304

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/1204 ... -belong-to

A German minister says Islam doesn't belong in Germany. How would sickulars and the left comment on this in India.
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Mar 2018 12:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1137
Views: 55613

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/agra/3-doctors-from-aiims-killed-in-accident-on-yamuna-expressway/articleshow/63351718.cms Oh good stuff, what is 3 doctors dying in a road accident, India has so many doctors and so many people. And one of the best doctor to patient ratios on earth-not. Sorr...
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Mar 2018 11:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011
Replies: 1211
Views: 76661

Re: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011

https://books.google.ca/books?id=QuJMBAAAQBAJ&pg=PT29&lpg=PT29&dq=kupwara+oct+29+1994&source=bl&ots=qX997RDZSQ&sig=Rqz2UUiKBpWg3Ui2IxSevRnCnVc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiaio7PmfXZAhWL5YMKHQheCwkQ6AEIVzAJ#v=onepage&q=kupwara%20oct%2029%201994&f=false "Kash...
by Varoon Shekhar
16 Mar 2018 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2738
Views: 81004

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

https://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c25-mars-o ... ice-clouds

Another beauty from Mangalyaan/MOM. And these latest pics are from that new orbit MOM found itself in, after the reorientation( because of an eclipse) ISRO did in Jan/2017
by Varoon Shekhar
15 Mar 2018 01:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1381
Views: 164656

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

How long will India's indigenous oil reserves last at current rates of production?
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Mar 2018 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 429295

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 258020.cms

Seems there's still thoughts of launching Chandrayaan-2 in April. From yesterday's paper.
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Mar 2018 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3720
Views: 246108

Re: Internal Security Watch

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/bjp-leader-shot-dead-in-jharkhand-capital-118031100667_1.html Yet another BJP leader/worker killed. How many is that in the last 4 years? It's got to be more than all those very publicised 'gau rakshak' lynchings. But it's never cited as an example ...
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Mar 2018 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 512
Views: 61270

Re: Women in Combat

Women should be allowed in the armed forces if they really want to, and if they qualify. But there could be a sickening situation where a female group from one country faces a female regiment in another country, and the two engage in a fierce and brutal battle. That's mainly my issue. War of course ...
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Mar 2018 01:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 794
Views: 60397

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

No, it's not simple minded. It's just not indicative of any mass thinking or group think in Canadian political circles, liberal or conservative. There are, however, some Khalistanis and Moslems( like the writer of the article) who go on these rants and tirades against India and Hindus every now and ...
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Mar 2018 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 794
Views: 60397

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

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/03/08/obsession-over-trudeaus-india-wardrobe-hid-skeletons-in-modis-closet.html Sorry folks, but look at this, why did the Star take so long? Right wing, fascist, human rights violations, skeletons in Modi's closet etc etc. I have responded on her fa...
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Mar 2018 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4238
Views: 147995

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Once again, on seeing new postings under "Indian Nuclear News..." I thought I was going to read "PFBR, Kalpakkam fully commissioned" !

Alas, no. Any update on the PFBR's completion?
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Mar 2018 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 429295

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.isro.gov.in/observation-of-marine-atmospheric-boundary-layer-mabl-using-risat-1-data Nice that RISAT-1 data is being displayed. The satellite itself is reportedly out of operation, but there must be a wealth of imagery in the 4-5 years that it was working well. RISAT-1A, an almost identi...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Feb 2018 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 794
Views: 60397

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

That's disgusting if true, that Chinese economic influence in Canada is being used to undermine India somewhat. Obviously, there would be no directives to this end, mentioning "Chinese owned real estate", so it's got to be pure pandering.
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Feb 2018 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 429295

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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Prasanna, do you know if there's a good chance that the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission will be launched in April, or with the delays in the other launches, is it more likely for November( which is the next date that a moon mission will be more efficient). Is the April launch off for now?
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Feb 2018 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3677
Views: 642311

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

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Thanks Shameek, I was offline for a while, couldn't provide the link. Looks like it's not a 'new' article. But, maybe it hasn't been posted on BR as yet!
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Feb 2018 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3677
Views: 642311

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

An absolutely excellent article on Akash missile in rediff.com, by none other than Ajai Shukla! He is known to be lukewarm, at most, to Indian designed and developed products. He's quite gung ho this time.Can't copy and paste it now, but anyone can read it on the site!
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Feb 2018 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 429295

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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Right! The Vikas engine was upgraded by ISRO more than 16 years ago from something like 52 chamber bar pressure to 58 bar pressure. Referring to the engine chamber. Something like that for the C-7.5 engine?
by Varoon Shekhar
20 Feb 2018 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 429295

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

First heard this from Spaceflight Now. Pretty reliable site, am assuming they are accurate. Another site Spaceflight.com, a little less credible, says that the launch will be on March 1st. "India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk. 2 (GSLV Mk.2), flying on the GSLV-F08 mission, will l...
by Varoon Shekhar
20 Feb 2018 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 429295

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: 2481
Views: 429295

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: 794
Views: 60397

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: 4890
Views: 264677

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: 499
Views: 40405

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...

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