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by Varoon Shekhar
13 Aug 2018 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 69
Views: 11362

Re: Indian Interests_2

https://indianexpress.com/article/lifes ... 5-5302687/

A titan of literature. V.S Naipaul, passes away.
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Aug 2018 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2755
Views: 500342

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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Nice, does the company give a timeline for their first launch?
by Varoon Shekhar
01 Aug 2018 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1493
Views: 172052

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Excuse the ignorance/naivete, but with Mallya out of the picture( as far as management goes), are most if not all of the UB group companies still functioning? Companies like UB Engineering, UB Breweries, UBICS et al? Is there a next in line, if/when Mallya is out permanently? Or will these companies...
by Varoon Shekhar
31 Jul 2018 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286793

Re: Internal Security Watch

There seems to be constant explaining and apologising, by concerned people in Indian TV discussions, about this whole citizen's registry not being a "Hindu-Moslem" issue. Well, yes and no. Of course, India doesn't want a flood of migrants and illegal immigrants from anywhere, Hindu or non-...
by Varoon Shekhar
30 Jul 2018 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286793

Re: Internal Security Watch

I suppose I was linking 'security' with 'safety'. Not unjustified, but perhaps better in the auto or transportation heading.
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Jul 2018 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286793

Re: Internal Security Watch

Another sickening bus accident. 33 staff of an agricultural university die when bus plunges into a gorge. Interesting that we almost never hear about the aftermath of these horrific accidents. How the families of the victims cope with their loss, how someone badly injured struggles but lives on, wha...
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Jul 2018 07:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3214
Views: 281390

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

^ "In a major boost to indigenisation in Defence, Engine Factory Avadi, Chennai (OFB) successfully develops engines of Main Battle Tanks, T-72 & T-90 indigenously. Hon'ble RM Smt Nirmala Sitharaman will hand over the engines to Indian Army on 28th July" Very good news. Question- was th...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Jul 2018 21:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1430
Views: 179013

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/ongc-indian-navy-successfully-plug-gas-leakage-at-s1-6-platform/article24511353.ece Nice team work by the ONGC and India navy. Evidently, the ONGC people had to learn on the fly( literally) coming out of a helicopter to fix the leak in mid ocean! Impres...
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Jul 2018 21:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1430
Views: 179013

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

^ Good news! If the US does eventually impose some sanctions on India for merely importing Iranian oil, India at least should strongly request the US or one of its allies to supply oil at the price the Iranians are charging. Otherwise, India should say get lost. India is not selling Iran nuclear or ...
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Jul 2018 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2755
Views: 500342

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/soon-desi-solar-cells-to-power-satellites-in-space/articleshow/65098924.cms " Giving a big push to the Modi government’s Make-in-India programme, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has bought the technology for space solar cells from the ...
by Varoon Shekhar
16 Jul 2018 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2755
Views: 500342

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Is everything on course for the Chandrayaan-2 mission in October? And why no launches in July or August, after earlier talking about one launch each in the two months? Issues with GSAT and PSLV have cuased issues that delayed things as everything has to be recjhecked and recertified so it is obvious...
by Varoon Shekhar
16 Jul 2018 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2755
Views: 500342

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

^ Thanks for pointing that out, I was about to mention that the upgraded Vikas has already been flight tested. Simply put, the second stage Vikas has been developed and successfully flown in a GSLV. This most recent test was of a strap on, correct? Will a 250kg improvement be sufficient for the Chan...
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Jul 2018 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2755
Views: 500342

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Congrats to ISRO for the successful test- with one significant reservation! The landing evidently was a hard one, with the parachutes separating before the capsule struck the water. This is not ideally supposed to happen, right? However, this is just a test, and most of it went smoothly! There will ...
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Jul 2018 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2755
Views: 500342

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Not that it is very important, of course, but any bitching and moaning( "Rhona Drona) from the usual group about ISRO's achievement? The UK usually tops the charts on this activity. Canada can be pretty bad too. Two years ago, when India conducted a mini-shuttle launch to test technologies for ...
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Jul 2018 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4220
Views: 770403

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Hasn't that guy written some awful articles in the past? ( Sawhney). He had to take a jibe at DRDO even for the carbon carbon heat shield, which was developed by them. There's a case for phasing out Prithvi, though it has performed well in all the recent tests- but Agni-2,3,4 and 5 should remain. Is...
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Jul 2018 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2755
Views: 500342

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

How is it being sent up? Or will we only know that tomorrow? Unless it's a miniaturised version of CARE, it has to be a launch vehicle. Or is it air dropped by a transport aircraft?
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Jul 2018 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2755
Views: 500342

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

For the pad-abort test scheduled for tomorrow, what is the vehicle that will be used, and what is the size of the Crew module?
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Jun 2018 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4276
Views: 165891

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

After someone credibly spoke of a 2019 commissioning for the PFBR, I now look forward to good news about the revival of the two Kakrapar reactors, when there is a posting on this thread!
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Jun 2018 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 350979

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

One of the most sane and honest debate on Kashmir situation hosted by none other than Sir General G.D.Bakshi. Look how Shabnam Lone obfuscates and rambles around when the General asks her to spell out details on what she means by 'political solution' a phrase that is bandied about by everyone. Samb...
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Jun 2018 02:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1493
Views: 172052

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

That must include the abominable British induced famine of 1943. Combat deaths and injuries were very substantial, but they wouldn't be more than those countries. For the record, it's disgusting that Indians had to be fighting in Europe at all! India should have been an independent country by 1940, ...
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Jun 2018 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2755
Views: 500342

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

SSridhar wrote:
Varoon Shekhar wrote:^
Good news, any update on GSLV Mark 3 D-2, with GSAT-29? There seems to be a silence on this one!

It is August.


Good! ISRO just announced a PSLV launch in August, so then can we expect a GSLV Mark 3 launch within a few weeks of that one?
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Jun 2018 02:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2755
Views: 500342

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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Doesn't give a timeline for the accessibility of the Indian GPS/NAVIC for the general population. Tomorrow, 3 months, 6 months?
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Jun 2018 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2755
Views: 500342

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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Good news, any update on GSLV Mark 3 D-2, with GSAT-29? There seems to be a silence on this one!
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Jun 2018 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286793

Re: Internal Security Watch

Don''t people have intuition and sense? If the group was really concerned about child abduction, why not alert the police to question them. Or if the police are not in sight/unavailable, just give the two guys a warning, that they should depart Assam quickly, as a precaution. What the hell is the ma...
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Jun 2018 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286793

Re: Internal Security Watch

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So far, that's what the available information and evidence indicates. Let's say that suspected child snatching was not the motive, what then can we reasonably surmise was the motive/possible motive?
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Jun 2018 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286793

Re: Internal Security Watch

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/st ... -me/312391

One of the most sickening, revolting incidents you could ever hear about. That mob must be executed en masse, and quickly. And shame their families as much as possible.
by Varoon Shekhar
10 Jun 2018 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1493
Views: 172052

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

a million plus Indian soldiers fought Britain's second world war! .. The buggers owe India far more than a passing mention., one of Tharoor's speeches makes a good reference to this The British were guilty of many despicable things in India( and elsewhere), but this is one that really sticks out. U...
by Varoon Shekhar
07 Jun 2018 20:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 677
Views: 121111

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Can be x-posted to Indian space research topic... Now, this is the kind of glamorous discovery that lay people recognise and understand :-). Finding a new planet orbiting another solar system. Probably a first for Indian astronomy/astrophysics. https://www.isro.gov.in/discovery-of-sub-saturn-exoplan...
by Varoon Shekhar
30 May 2018 01:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1639
Views: 198700

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^ Too negative and sweeping about the 'screwdriver import' idea. Doesn't acknowledge the indigenous manufacture of many items and products. And no one, except the worst cynics, have suggested that the Agni missiles are derivatives of some Russian system. But the way the reference is worded, you coul...
by Varoon Shekhar
07 May 2018 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 727
Views: 102153

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: 799
Views: 65586

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: 3468
Views: 385079

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: 26280

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: 4276
Views: 165891

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: 2755
Views: 500342

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: 2755
Views: 500342

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: 2755
Views: 500342

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: 2755
Views: 500342

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...

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