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by Fidel Guevara
21 Nov 2012 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 643068

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Sridhar: India has to show that it is willing to assert for her interests OT, but a small example. I would like India to assert that flights to/from Europe/USA land or take-off at Delhi at a decent time. China said to the airlines "You want the Beijing/Shanghai business, you better make sure 8...
by Fidel Guevara
21 Nov 2012 06:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 108445

Re: Understanding the US-2

devesh ji, I also don't understand this paranoid stereotype about "right-wingers" and racist rednecks that Indians seem to have. Its silly and counterproductive. If redneck types tend to be racist, its just because they feel threatened somehow, and also because of ignorance. Once you cras...
by Fidel Guevara
22 Oct 2012 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 14262

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

^^^ thought this could be mainly for voters who may not be present on election day in US. OK, so this is open for voters within US as well. Usually how "large" are these early voters and more importantly would some sort of trends or figures on these early votes be made public? About 20-25...
by Fidel Guevara
20 Aug 2012 02:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 387265

Re: Geopolitical thread

It will be a huge disaster if they actually do this because that will create precedence for British embassies in Iran and Pakistan All the people wanted by other countries take asylum in Britain. Why is that a person wanted by Sweden, for silly accusations, can't take asylum in another country, if ...
by Fidel Guevara
20 Aug 2012 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 387265

Re: Geopolitical thread

0iQa4LzN8HE Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador , interviewed by Julian Assange. Correa seems to be a feisty and eloquent leader. My observations: 1) Highly educated (Masters and PhD in Economics from the US and Belgium), 2) Long-term planner - he spent a year in the mountains with the indigeneous ...
by Fidel Guevara
18 Aug 2012 02:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: FDI in Retail
Replies: 373
Views: 18691

Re: FDI in Retail

I voted for (3), with the 30% India-sourced condition. However, Wal Mart is notorious for playing with such rules. They will stock bulk groceries (obviously made in India) and reach the 30% threshold. The real value-added products will then be open to import from China. It could be category specific...
by Fidel Guevara
12 Aug 2012 23:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The 2012 Olympics Thread
Replies: 1904
Views: 93156

Re: The 2012 Olympics Thread

Rahul M wrote:thx Prashant. some much needed entertainment after watching those blood boiling pics from mumbai.


Yes, let's get back to reality. Jihadists and MNCs and MICs and CPC are not taking a 2 week Olympic break! :D

(EDIT - well, maybe CPC is taking an Olympic break, but certainly not the others)
by Fidel Guevara
12 Aug 2012 22:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The 2012 Olympics Thread
Replies: 1904
Views: 93156

Re: The 2012 Olympics Thread

Meanwhile, Birtannia marches onto 62 medals with 28 gold :eek: :eek: After all events and analysis and joy and heartbreak and "we came THIS close" recriminations coming from 200 nations, immigration-friendly capitalist Anglo-Saxon nations top the chart (88 Gold and 235 total medals from 4...
by Fidel Guevara
12 Aug 2012 11:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The 2012 Olympics Thread
Replies: 1904
Views: 93156

Re: The 2012 Olympics Thread

http://ca.reuters.com/article/sportsNew ... KL20100709

Surprised to hear that the first white guy to cross 10 seconds for 100m, was in 2010! 79 blacks have crossed the 10 second barrier since 1968.
by Fidel Guevara
12 Aug 2012 10:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The 2012 Olympics Thread
Replies: 1904
Views: 93156

Re: The 2012 Olympics Thread

So what should be our National Sport now? I vote for archery, the weapon of Ram, Lakshman, Arjun etc. Hockey should be given a quick burial and if at all, the money and energy spent on it should go to soccer which has a far bigger spectator base in India. There will be people, specially on the poli...
by Fidel Guevara
12 Aug 2012 10:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The 2012 Olympics Thread
Replies: 1904
Views: 93156

Re: The 2012 Olympics Thread

All these per capita and per unit GDP figures are ultimately meaningless. Only one thing matters - gold medals. Suraj, from the point of view of national results, yes I agree, but from the point of view of sports culture, this is a good indicator of the current state. For example, a small town in p...
by Fidel Guevara
12 Aug 2012 07:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The 2012 Olympics Thread
Replies: 1904
Views: 93156

Re: The 2012 Olympics Thread

Population adjusted ranking - Million population per Olympic medal. Again, the Caribbean people are the best sportsmen, New Zealand is the best in the First World, and the UK is the best among "major nations". This list was compiled yesterday, so values would have changed a little - China...
by Fidel Guevara
12 Aug 2012 07:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The 2012 Olympics Thread
Replies: 1904
Views: 93156

Re: The 2012 Olympics Thread

Ranking of countries by GDP per medal. It takes Saudi, India and Indonesia about half a trillion in GDP to get a single medal. This list was compiled yesterday, so obviously the numbers will have changed, especially for nations that are starting to get athletics medals (Jamaica)/slowed down the meda...
by Fidel Guevara
11 Aug 2012 07:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The 2012 Olympics Thread
Replies: 1904
Views: 93156

Re: The 2012 Olympics Thread

National strategy to get Olympic medals: UK - Government controlled/funded training programs, with central planning China - Same as UK, plus with earlier identification of talent, and more rigorous training USA - wide sports base, free market identifying talent and providing incentives to do better ...
by Fidel Guevara
11 Aug 2012 07:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The 2012 Olympics Thread
Replies: 1904
Views: 93156

Re: The 2012 Olympics Thread

The USA-China medals race was expected, but UK is the real surprise. Their system has become a lot more centralized in recent years, and less dependent on individual talent working with individual coaches in athletic clubs (as in the US). Goes to show that the central command & control "4 y...
by Fidel Guevara
21 Jul 2012 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Syrian Resistance : Strategy and long term implications.
Replies: 374
Views: 17796

Re: Syrian Resistance : Strategy and long term implications.

It is odd how people can be in the presence of evil and not recognize it. Banality of evil and all that... Money quote. The presidential family lives surrounded by neighbors in a modern apartment in Malki. On Friday, the Muslim day of rest, Asma al-Assad opens the door herself in jeans and old sued...
by Fidel Guevara
20 Jul 2012 04:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Syrian Resistance : Strategy and long term implications.
Replies: 374
Views: 17796

Re: Syrian Resistance : Strategy and long term implications.

Interesting that al-Assad is not regularly issuing "kill the American devil" type of comment, a la Gaddafi and Saddam. He knows there are not too many countries which will take him in after the collapse...no more Libya and Iraq to flee to. NoKo maybe, perhaps Venezuela (though this would b...
by Fidel Guevara
12 Jun 2012 03:29
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 172313

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

The Indian economy was like a freshly-started garden with newly-laid fertile soil. All factors were there to drive fast growth...it was just waiting for the seeds to be planted. Even if the gardener did nothing much, the plants would grow wonderfully. Now the soil is mature, and the garden needs con...
by Fidel Guevara
08 Jun 2012 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 661408

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Alawites are an interesting bunch, far more than just another Muslim sect. From Wikipedia: distinct Alawi beliefs include the belief that prayers are not necessary, they don't fast, nor perform pilgrimage, nor have specific places of worship. the Alawi "absorbed elements" from the differen...
by Fidel Guevara
07 Jun 2012 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch
Replies: 4017
Views: 304074

Re: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch

For those in awe of US machismo vs India's dossier-sending habit, the last few months have seen the Khans adopt the dossier approach. Recent comments from Panetta : U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Thursday that the United States was " reaching the limits of our patience " with P...
by Fidel Guevara
05 Jun 2012 22:40
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 172313

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

How is the economy of a city calculated in India? If a bank is headquartered in Mumbai, and most of the account-holders live outside Mumbai, then is the entire revenue of that bank counted as part of the Mumbai economy? What about a Mumbai-based manufacturing company with multiple factories, warehou...
by Fidel Guevara
05 Jun 2012 02:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 14262

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

A couple of populist "bring our jobs home" policies will nail it for Obama. India Inc. should watch out as only India is easy pickings with little chance of blowback from govt or companies! So true, this easy pickings comes from 3 main drivers: 1) The public perception about IT and call c...
by Fidel Guevara
05 Jun 2012 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 14262

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

Now that it looks like even steven between the two parties its time to debate which one is beneficial for India. ROMNEY Given Romney's business history and blue-chip PE career record, he will be more positive to India from a business perspective ...more H1B, more outsourcing. Politically, he does s...
by Fidel Guevara
03 May 2012 06:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies
Replies: 605
Views: 33737

Re: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies

tejas wrote:I am conphused. Before Arun_S left he had pics with an Agni 3 carrying 10 or so fission warheads.


Who is this legendary Arun_S, and where did he go? So many posts refer to him...
by Fidel Guevara
03 May 2012 06:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies
Replies: 605
Views: 33737

Re: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies

fidel and nachiket if you read the articles after the Tessy test, the first one after it was the canister launch, next is likley to be lofted trajectory and on to deployment. MIRV is after that. When A5 goes to the MIRV tests, the conical 3rd stage will likely go away, IMHO. it will probably look m...
by Fidel Guevara
01 May 2012 05:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies
Replies: 605
Views: 33737

Re: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies

Agni-V to be test-fired from a canister by end of the year http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Agni-V-to-be-test-fired-from-a-canister/articleshow/12943081.cms HYDERABAD: Imagine an Agni-V that can be fired from your neighbourhood! The armed forces will soon have an inter-continental ...
by Fidel Guevara
01 May 2012 05:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies
Replies: 605
Views: 33737

Re: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies

If you know the radius of the turn you can estimate the g-forces. Of course, and the velocity as well. Though for avoiding ABMs, even a relatively gentle change a few hundred km away will change the target point by 10s of km. And given that an incoming RV moves much faster than an exo-atm ABM, a fe...
by Fidel Guevara
01 May 2012 04:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies
Replies: 605
Views: 33737

Re: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies

Fidel, Right now the A5 Tessy third stage is the most impressive motor in the world. It lights after re-entry!!! The conical shape gives it inherent stability like the feathers on an arrow. With its blending with the RV it becomes integral to it. I was the first to refer to the Sprint shape. Ramana...
by Fidel Guevara
29 Apr 2012 21:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies
Replies: 605
Views: 33737

Re: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies

For those who like fast-accelerating ABM videos. This missile defines the word "urgency"! msXtgTVMcuA To say Sprint was a phenomenal missile, is putting it mildly. A cone shaped missile that accelerated at 100g, achieved a speed of Mach 10 in 5 seconds 8) , had an ablative coating to dissi...
by Fidel Guevara
29 Apr 2012 19:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies
Replies: 605
Views: 33737

Re: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies

:rotfl: ok, now for the third one: Jai Chand v/s Jai Chand Dork No 1 baits Dork No 2 by saying something on the lines of Indian scientist, politicians etc were in a celebratory mood after the success of Agni 5 test. to which Dork No replies: It reminds me of this very chauvinistic hyper-nationalism...
by Fidel Guevara
29 Apr 2012 19:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies
Replies: 605
Views: 33737

Re: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies

Playing around with Google Maps, it turns out that the distance from Trivandrum to the North East corner of China is 6500km. That is the minimum range required for ASSURED response, anywhere in Pandanistan. 5000 km is good if you're launching from North or East India, but there is no guarantee that ...
by Fidel Guevara
29 Apr 2012 03:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies
Replies: 605
Views: 33737

Re: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies

Page 31 of Missiles & Munitions thread, when the A5 was launched:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6219&start=1200
by Fidel Guevara
29 Apr 2012 02:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 235848

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Guys, this thread seems to be totally about Agni-V, and other missile/munition discussions may be getting washed out of prominence.

I set up a dedicated thread for Agni-V topics. May I request that we move the party to that room?
by Fidel Guevara
29 Apr 2012 02:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies
Replies: 605
Views: 33737

Agni-V ICBM: New capabilities, technologies, strategies

The Missiles and Munitions thread is being monopolized by the Agni V discussions, and other missile discussions might be getting washed out of prominence. This thread is intended to exclusively discuss the recent launch of the Agni-V ICBM, and impacts on India's strategy, and also new technologies a...
by Fidel Guevara
29 Apr 2012 02:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 235848

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Not a guru, but found some info, may be this way: http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2010/11/nuclear-debris-carries-signatures-of-bomb-that-caused-it.ars Thanks for sharing, this sounds very doable. Especially since the "suspect" country will share every detail about their nukes if such ...
by Fidel Guevara
29 Apr 2012 01:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 235848

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

How many countries can launch a nuclear missile from their submarines? The signatures of each device are very well known, and it will be near impossible to claim "deniability". It is also unclear why any country would nuke another without being in a state of war. No third parties exist ou...
by Fidel Guevara
29 Apr 2012 01:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 235848

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

***Question for gurus**** If there is a submarine-launched missile which impacts on home soil (any country), how would the struck nation identify who launched the missile? Let's say the missile ballistic profile was disguised, so it does not look obviously like a Trident or Russi or Chini missile......
by Fidel Guevara
25 Apr 2012 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 235848

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

I have a basic question - to what end does the US propose attacking Russian or Chinese nuclear assets via conventional means? supposing this attack were brilliantly and 100% successful does that mean that Rus/China cannot bring some more out of the basement and launch an attack? does that mean they...
by Fidel Guevara
25 Apr 2012 21:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 235848

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

regardless of all these counterforce arguments the fact remains there is no way anyone can track 100s of mobile TELARs for DF21 and DF31 over a vast landmess the size of china. and to what end? we get all our cities smacked to the ground and in return under NFU, we take out a few chinese command po...
by Fidel Guevara
25 Apr 2012 07:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 235848

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

of course there exists a remote chance to hit the RV.. and the purpose would perhaps only reduce infrastructure destruction alone.. even a mid air interception within the atmosphere happens, the radiation effects remains for living creatures. this is the whole point of ABMs.. and the MAD., and you ...

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