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by Arun_S
04 Oct 2009 22:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 613648

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

Cross post from Pok-II thread. Dear friends, please note that I stand by my statements on BR, and time will reveal the self evident truth. Interesting times lie ahead, and matters will become clearer as major events unfold. It is sad to note that BRF no longer represent "Bharat" and has be...
by Arun_S
04 Oct 2009 22:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Trash Thread in the Trash Can (Use 4545 to Merge Posts)
Replies: 1207
Views: 58607

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

Cross post from Pok-II thread. Dear friends, please note that I stand by my statements on BR, and time will reveal the self evident truth. Interesting times lie ahead, and matters will become clearer as major events unfold. It is sad to note that BRF no longer represent "Bharat" and has be...
by Arun_S
04 Oct 2009 21:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 537297

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Cross post from Pok-II thread. Dear friends, please note that I stand by my statements on BR, and time will reveal the self evident truth. Interesting times lie ahead, and matters will become clearer as major events unfold. It is sad to note that BRF no longer represent "Bharat" and has be...
by Arun_S
04 Oct 2009 21:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 676598

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Cross post from Pok-II thread. Dear friends, please note that I stand by my statements on BR, and time will reveal the self evident truth. Interesting times lie ahead, and matters will become clearer as major events unfold. It is sad to note that BRF no longer represent "Bharat" and has be...
by Arun_S
04 Oct 2009 21:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 101073

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Dear friends, please note that I stand by my statements on BR, and time will reveal the self evident truth. Interesting times lie ahead, and matters will become clearer as major events unfold. It is sad to note that BRF no longer represent "Bharat" and has become a propaganda media for Go...
by Arun_S
03 Oct 2009 11:34
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 101073

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

NoKo test is Paki and Paki test NoKo. I am almost certain that the next NoKo test will be TN. North Korea's nuclear tests in Pakistan Korea WebWeekly 4/30/2004 On June 10, 1998, an Air Koryo chartered plane took off the runway of the Islamabad International Airport of Pakistan. No one had anticipate...
by Arun_S
03 Oct 2009 11:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 101073

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

The real Pokhran story http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?Title=The+real+Pokhran+story&artid=FDWPudkXPb0=&SectionID=d16Fdk4iJhE=&MainSectionID=HuSUEmcGnyc=&SectionName=aVlZZy44Xq0bJKAA84nwcg==&SEO= V SudarshanFirst Published : 03 Oct 2009 11:27:00 PM ISTLast Updated :...
by Arun_S
03 Oct 2009 11:26
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 101073

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Grand Ayothulla Tibor Toth, speakth thus: Global Network Detects Sign Of Atomic Bomb Testing Iran, Israel, 5 Nuclear Powers Are Part Of Global Network To Detect Signs Of Atomic Testing UNITED NATIONS, Sep. 19 , 2009 (AP) Iran, Israel and the five nuclear powers that are permanent Security Council me...
by Arun_S
03 Oct 2009 11:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 101073

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

North Korea and Pakistan: a joint nuclear test? Old debate rekindled by Khan revelations "David E. Sanger and William J. Broad International Herald Tribune , 02-28-2004 The revelations about the international nuclear trading of the Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan have rekindled a debate ...
by Arun_S
02 Oct 2009 23:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 101073

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

For most of us this report is old news that there is very high possibility that TSP and NoKo conducted a joint test in 1998 (Kharan). DPRK Nuclear Weapons Testing Here is a CRS report to the US Congress stating the same: Weapons of Mass Destruction: Trade Between North Korea and Pakistan, March 11, ...
by Arun_S
02 Oct 2009 22:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 101073

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Koti saar: I have capability to read books on my shelf and become a doctor. Would you hire me as your physician to do a biopsy and take care of cancer if it turns out to be malignant? India has 1.2 billion people and is capable of raising an Army. Does that mean India can defend itself? The time to ...
by Arun_S
02 Oct 2009 22:08
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 101073

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

If Santhanam's expose had not occurred, ElBaradei who received the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, would instead be commending India for agreeing to CTBT. Arun , Well for argument sake Lets say what Santhanam say is true and we do not have a weaponised TN , the GOI along with its principle oppositio...
by Arun_S
02 Oct 2009 21:21
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 101073

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

The 20 kT NoKo nuclear test on 25 May 2009 was join testing by NoKo and TSPakistan, where Pu came from TSPakistan , and it was a boosted fission device. Via China I presume? It can't go the other way due to US, Yindu's etc. Why China? Via China, versus overflying China are two different thing, form...
by Arun_S
02 Oct 2009 20:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 101073

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

The 20 kT NoKo nuclear test on 25 May 2009 was join testing by NoKo and TSPakistan, where Pu came from TSPakistan, and it was a boosted fission device. That joint test erodes any semblence of Boosted fission advantage that India might have had w.r.t. TSP (what to speak of China). India thus must for...
by Arun_S
02 Oct 2009 20:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 101073

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

El-Baradei was in New Delhi getting an award from GOI for the NSG waiver etc. So now the "debate" is being framed as CTBT versus NPT!!! Do not expect India to sign NPT in present form: ElBaradei quote]International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohammad ElBaradei has said that he ...
by Arun_S
01 Oct 2009 22:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 101073

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

............. Indeed thats what the PIB press release from GOI says. He was not privy. quote]Dr. Chidambaram wondered how without the knowledge of the design, the nature of fission-fusion break-up and quantity of thermo-nuclear material, Mr. Iyengar could calculate the efficiency the fuel burnt as ...
by Arun_S
01 Oct 2009 22:34
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 101073

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

He should point out why he still supports some international experts on the Seismic part of the tests, when Sikka has given a technical rebuttal. As I understand, the game had long ago moved away from the use of support of international experts from KS end. He is now clearly talking of the establis...
by Arun_S
30 Sep 2009 09:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 537297

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Indigenous cryogenic engine developed Express News Service First Published : 29 Sep 2009 07:31:16 AM IST TIRUNELVELI: The first indigenous cryogenic engine that is set to be installed on GSLV Mk II was flagged off from Mahendragiri Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre here to Sriharikota on Monday. ......
by Arun_S
28 Sep 2009 21:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Dinesha thats right , all these things were discussed in BRF , but that was 1998 and people have grown older now. If Ramana remembers this , I had sent him a small hindu article from Vladimir Radyuhin , which mentioned that India was the first country in the world to conduct a controlled TN test. R...
by Arun_S
28 Sep 2009 13:04
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Using 20 kt pure fission bums of R Chidambraram: India felt it would win nuclear war with Pakistan - DNA Monday, September 28, 2009 2:14 IST New York: In the event of a nuclear war with Pakistan, Indian leaders had predicted a bizarre victory, according to former US president Bill Clinton. Indian of...
by Arun_S
28 Sep 2009 12:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

In the above you have not provided/shown any quote where I said yield of S1 was 17 kT. Pls answer to that or remove the false attribution to me, with apology. Please clarify that you are not cooking up figures by quoting sources for your 17 kt primary only figure. You are the first person that I kn...
by Arun_S
28 Sep 2009 09:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

In the above you have not provided/shown any quote where I said yield of S1 was 17 kT. Pls answer to that or remove the false attribution to me, with apology. Please clarify that you are not cooking up figures by quoting sources for your 17 kt primary only figure. You are the first person that I kn...
by Arun_S
28 Sep 2009 07:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Calculations by experts on here show that 17 kt was the yield of S1 - claim by Arun_S [/list] Please substantiate when and where did I claimed that, for you to attribute the above falsity to me? Arun, this is the post I am talking about dated 21st September http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopi...
by Arun_S
28 Sep 2009 05:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

We all learn, interpret and assess what other's produce. With due respect to Bharat Karnad and Brahma Chellaney, they are no more qualified than I am - and less so in the operational use of nuclear weapons - and I do not consider myself an "expert". With due respect, could you please qual...
by Arun_S
28 Sep 2009 05:09
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Looks like other shoe will fall off in ~ 3 weeks. Figures will not lie Ajai Shukla / New Delhi September 28, 2009, 0:43 IST His denunciation of India’s thermonuclear test on May 11, 1998 (Shakti-I), has generated a furious debate over whether India’s nuclear deterrent is actually credible. But now, ...
by Arun_S
28 Sep 2009 04:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

RC conveniently forgot to consider such trivial aspect of the 1990 vintage 'S1' TN design, . The FBF primary was no ordinary FBF its fusion yield was ~15-20% , That Na22 and Mg54 signature on its own is meaningless proof of success of Fusion stage. Can you post the source for the bolded part please...
by Arun_S
28 Sep 2009 04:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

>>>A lot of people are falling for rhetoric that its BRF that is assigning the yields etc when its from official sources. And that leads to Homeric positions. Ramana, But how can you attribute what FAS says to RC? If you are nitpicking and saying it is not BRF but FAS which had mentioned about 300 ...
by Arun_S
27 Sep 2009 22:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

RC itself has not been consistent with what he said about TN test , immediately after POK 2 he claimed that the device can scale up to 300 kT ( ~ 45 - 300 kT ). No. The 300kt figure comes from BR web pages. RC said 200kt. That has not changed. Really ! http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/India/IndiaSha...
by Arun_S
27 Sep 2009 22:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Two things we must remember: 1. The people who are saying that the TN fizzled are from a varied background. They are former nuclear scientists, even BARC heads, RAW men from DRDO, we even had the geologist from the seismic monitoring station chipping in with the yield measured being less than what ...
by Arun_S
27 Sep 2009 22:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

shiv wrote:Calculations by experts on here show that 17 kt was the yield of S1 -claim by Arun_S[/list]


Please substantiate when and where did I claimed that, for you to attribute the above falsity to me?

I know you are very meticulous, deliberate and careful in what you post.
by Arun_S
27 Sep 2009 22:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Late Air Chief Marshal SK Mehra, recounted to me almost an identical description of what happened as stated below. BTW I had quoted that on BRF about 6 years ago. Chidambaram’s dud blows up strategic deterrent ... . . . The point is: The studied refusal to take on board valid scientific criticism an...
by Arun_S
26 Sep 2009 06:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

I have this hunch that KS was expecting even the 43 kt one to produce the 72 m crater as thats around ~225 feet. Instead there was this hardly disturbed surface. He doesnt want to claim more than what was tested. His arguement is even that didnt happen. Infact the above hunch is very close to reali...
by Arun_S
25 Sep 2009 23:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Good psy Op, IMHO Experts say yes to CTBT, no to NPT: DNA Seema Guha / DNA, Friday, September 25, 2009 12:10 IST ... . . . . "India should take a principled position and not sign the NPT even if by chance it is accommodated. It will be hypocrisy. We should not go on board whatever the circumsta...
by Arun_S
25 Sep 2009 23:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 676598

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Raduga Kh-15 vs Brahmos PJ-10 (Air Launch) comparision Weight = 1200kg vs 2500kg Range = 300 kms vs 290 kms Speed = Mach 5 vs Mach 2.8 warhead = 150kg vs 300 kg Question to Gurus (Arun_S, en cube ityaadi) : why does the PJ-10 weigh almost twice the Kh-10 for the same range, while travelling at almo...
by Arun_S
25 Sep 2009 23:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Thanks Ramana for so precisely stating the basis of "systems engineering". A discipline unknown to most people who grew up with syllabus of rote.
by Arun_S
25 Sep 2009 11:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Deterrence wise in actual terms India is way behind TSP. One may ask what should be the punishment melted out to people responsible for putting India into this state? In India, it will be more promotions. In any nation that valued its independence, people responsible would have been part of a rock b...
by Arun_S
25 Sep 2009 03:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Not sure but I would have thought that you would inevitably get an enormous range increase and as such simulating the same would have required some serious trajectory depression. In addition, would the RV withstand the greater re-entry heat and speed ? Well that is the purpose of proving the RV. De...
by Arun_S
25 Sep 2009 03:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 284848

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

Good job and full credit to ISRO:

As luck will have it, in a radio interview I gave to a Australian Radio station 5 years ago (that has luminaries like Ex chairmen of ISRO Kasturirangan) where I said Chandrayan will discover many new scientific aspects of Moon.
by Arun_S
25 Sep 2009 03:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 135212

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Sanjay wrote:Ramana, the missiles were never trialled to determine flight characteristics at 250-300kg payloads.

What will be the test trajectory (flight characteristics) that you expected if payload was smaller?

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