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by mohan
06 Jun 2015 23:37
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Brig. RayC RIP
Replies: 90
Views: 13112

Re: Brig. RayC RIP

A sad day. Thank you sir, for participating in this forum and sharing your experience and wisdom. You will be missed!
by mohan
22 Sep 2014 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 140357

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Perfect. Was up till now to see this. Bravo! And now I can sleep in peace. 8)
by mohan
12 Dec 2010 03:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 998347

Re: China Military Watch

Perhaps this is a useful image file.
Image

http://media.economist.com/images/image ... src932.gif
by mohan
12 Dec 2010 02:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 998347

Re: China Military Watch

http://www.economist.com/node/17601487?story_id=17601487 A report on the economist about China's military. It focuses on the possible options for how the US can respond.. THIRTY-FIVE years ago Deng Xiaoping accused the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of “bloating, laxity, conceit, extravagance and in...
by mohan
17 Jun 2010 03:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1107960

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^^^ Let the games begin. Also, like the way the IN assertively says that planes are on a "surveillance" mission and not putting up the usual "peaceful purpose onlee, not directed at anyone onlee" which GoI loves to mouth... Sir, Might I say that it is unlikely that the IN would...
by mohan
19 Feb 2010 05:18
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 729404

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

I had a question for the gurus:- Since BR is the biggest India centric open source intelligence collection site around, how much is it visited and maybe referred by t he big bosses of intelligence in our country? I doubt they are even computer literate!! :-? Many people visit BR - and perhaps you m...
by mohan
24 Dec 2009 00:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 331790

Re: Redrawing State Boundaries

No consensus, so no Telangana now: Centre http://ibnlive.in.com/news/no-consensus-so-no-telangana-now-centre/107631-37.html ""There is a need to hold wide ranging consultations with all political parties and groups in the state. Government of India will take steps to involve of concerned i...
by mohan
12 Dec 2009 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 331790

Re: Redrawing State Boundaries

FWIW - I think this thread should be locked. Not because the discussion is intense, and increasingly, fractious and wandering (that is par for the course at BRF - proud of it..), but because, in my opinion, this thread has crossed a rubicon. The BR Admins have a tough task - but the respect accorded...
by mohan
27 Nov 2009 23:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 291396

Re: Internal Security Watch

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O/T and potential flame-bait. Sorry
by mohan
27 Nov 2009 09:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 291396

Re: Internal Security Watch

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/indopak-war-is-not-an-option-chidambaram/106023-3.html?from=tn P. Chidambaram with Rajdeep Sardesai. I admire the man's composure and calmness while Rajdeep was trying to get emotional and fan knee-jerk reponses. Very controlled and very informative. Worth reading; and if ...
by mohan
19 Oct 2009 03:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 291396

Re: Internal Security Watch

I agree. I guess my question is, is there any way of knowing if there has been a recent increase in the frequency of these 'unauthorised' flights, or if GOI has just chosen to be a little more assertive - perhaps to send some message(s) out. The latter is unlikely as long as MMS is in power, he wou...
by mohan
18 Oct 2009 22:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 291396

Re: Internal Security Watch

....... Somehow all these unauthorized overflights with arms/soldiers or board don't portend towards any good. I agree. I guess my question is, is there any way of knowing if there has been a recent increase in the frequency of these 'unauthorised' flights, or if GOI has just chosen to be a little ...
by mohan
05 Sep 2009 05:13
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 366023

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

India to invest $10 billion in IMF: Pranab http://in.news.yahoo.com/43/20090904/838/tbs-india-to-invest-10-billion-in-imf-pr.html London, Sep 4 (IANS) India is to invest up to $10 billion in the International Monetary Fund as part of a major thrust to wrest a greater say in the running of internatio...
by mohan
26 Aug 2009 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Beam Weapons and Future of Deterrence
Replies: 74
Views: 19776

Re: Beam Weapons

FWIW - Though I am sure most of the oldies know about this:

http://www.barc.ernet.in/webpages/organization/appd/kali_5000.htm

KALI: Kilo amplified Linear Injector


Mohan
by mohan
15 Aug 2009 07:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 417935

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Tata May Bid for Pininfarina

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=155107


Pininfarina is an Italian design house - which happens to design cars for the likes of Ferrari and co..
Excellent news..I hope this is true, and that Tata wins it!

Mohan
by mohan
31 Jul 2009 06:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 264450

Re: Indian Education System

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8176095.stm Indian bill urges free education A landmark bill is due to be introduced in the Indian parliament that seeks to guarantee universal, free and compulsory education for children. The legislation applies to children between the ages of six and 14. Unde...
by mohan
26 Jul 2009 13:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 165345

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

tsriram wrote:They're still showing the same 'museum'ed sub at vizag and claiming it to be the Arihant :twisted:



Thank you - that makes more sense. I was trying to figure out how and why it was completely out on the surface, outside the SBC..
by mohan
26 Jul 2009 13:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 165345

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Times Now is claiming to show the video of Arihant - it looks different from the graphic..

http://www.timesnow.tv/

Mohan
by mohan
26 Jul 2009 12:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 165345

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Singha wrote:mohan, no.


Thanks Singha!

Mohan
by mohan
26 Jul 2009 12:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 165345

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Times Now is suggesting that Arihant can launch from under the ice-cap. However, is the ability to launch from underwater dependent on the submarine or the missile? I am assuming that the submarine will remain submerged while launching the missile, and the missile will punch through the ice. Is this...
by mohan
24 Jul 2009 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?
Replies: 675
Views: 34292

Re: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?

OT Finally, empirical data is what matters, not suspicions and opinions... What? Are you crazy? You mean information outside of suspicions and opinions actually matters? Tell me another one. Are you trying to suggest that the first 9 pages of this thread be ignored? Shivji, Hasn't that been the cas...
by mohan
19 Jul 2009 22:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 165345

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

You assume that the Russians have not provided technical assistance. I would be wary of assuming same, especially if what comes out of that drydock looks like an Akula. Ofcourse the Russians did , but you will be surprised to see what we could do with the Charlie 1 design. Hi Austin! What did we le...
by mohan
16 Jul 2009 20:57
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 729404

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

India, Pak delink terrorism from dialogue http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS-India-India-Pak-delink-terrorism-from-dialogue/articleshow/4785330.cms IBNLIVE says something subtly different: No peace talks till 26/11 is settled: Manmohan http://ibnlive.in.com/news/no-peace-talks-till-2611-is-set...
by mohan
13 Jul 2009 00:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 381326

Re: Indian Railways Thread

E Sreedharan has tendered his resignation as chief of Delhi Metro after this accident. As much as I think someone should be held accountable for it, he is far too important to be lose, and I hope Sheila Dixit rejects his resignation and has him stay on. . IBNlive reports that Sheila Dixit has asked...
by mohan
13 Jul 2009 00:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 264450

Re: Indian Education System

Still remember UN Singh (who used to write those maths books for NCERT iirc) interrogating shivering ol' me during NTSE final interview about some stuff I claimed I didn't know and through patient questioning over next 10 minutes pried out all the answers from my frozen lips - then admonishing me a...
by mohan
06 Jul 2009 18:42
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 366023

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

A simple question. Did India need stimulus money? Or did India go down the path because the West had gone down that particular path? What specific stimulus money are you talking about? NREG? JNNURM? While I recognise that a significant (but perhaps not substantial(?) ) fraction of vocal BR forum me...
by mohan
06 Jul 2009 18:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 52223

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

UIDAI gets 120 Cr in this budget - and the first cards are set to roll out within the next 12-18 months - perhaps they plan to start small to work out kinks in the technology implementation, and then scale-up gradually..

http://indiabudget.nic.in/ub2009-10/bs/speecha.htm

(Point 64)
by mohan
06 Jul 2009 11:28
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 366023

Budget live over internet

IBNLIVE/Moneycontrol is streaming a DD feed of the FM's budget speech. If you want to watch, here is the link:

http://www.in.com/videos/watchvideomc-c ... 26370.html

cheers
Mohan
by mohan
14 May 2009 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Modeling Geostrategic Dynamics for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 238
Views: 20477

Re: Modeling Geostrategic Dynamics for the Indian Subcontinent

Folks, I am set with UML2. I am using eclipse gannymede with emf, uml and uml diagrams. I am presently developing class diagrams (entities). to give you an idea: . . . . . .if ppl want to know how to get to uml/eclipse let me know. S Hi Samuel, I don't have a lot of programming experience (dabbled ...
by mohan
09 May 2009 19:09
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 633790

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

This is becoming ridiculous. What next, Klingons armed with the Death Star, teleporting to the Himalayas? If the author wants to, he will. He is writing, and it is for the mods to decide whether or not the stuff fits the bill. If you think it is becoming ridiculous, stop reading, or write your own....
by mohan
07 May 2009 01:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1471
Views: 144939

Re: Nepal News and discussion

No need to go to town with the news of the kill. A loud roar like this one is enough to let the whole jungle know that the big boy is on the prowl. Silent and sublime is the way to go. I agree. My understanding of the multiple layers of diplomacy and geostrategy is tenuous at best - however, I thin...
by mohan
04 May 2009 01:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1471
Views: 144939

Re: Nepal News and discussion

frankly, I don't understand this haste to engulf every country that formed a part of ancient India within a political blanket. the big long term reasons aside, there are immediate practical reasons why a truly friendly country is a little more preferable to incorporating it in India right at this m...
by mohan
04 May 2009 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1471
Views: 144939

Re: Nepal News and discussion

Seriously, for the future of India, we need Nepal as a part of India, and the time is ripe to act Sir, Why? I don't understand the rationale for these knee-jerk, jingoistic statements that fail to recognize or respect the very concept of sovereignty. As a primer, I request you to read a very erudit...
by mohan
26 Apr 2009 09:01
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 633790

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

vivek.sharma wrote:Harsh, Mohan,

Thanks for the constructive input. I have changed the elements you talked about.

By the way, it was not to denigrate any one, but rather it was my state of mind at the time I wrote it. :rotfl:

Cheers.


Thanks Vivek! :)
by mohan
17 Apr 2009 09:51
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 633790

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

I have been following this thread pretty much every day, and I am in awe of the creativity. The jugalbandi between Vivek.Sharma and Shankar is very interesting, though I do hope Vivek Ahuja posts more (much more) frequently.. My only crib (and I say this keeping in mind Rushdie's quote: "A book...
by mohan
23 Mar 2009 04:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 735583

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Thanks Gurus. I think I understand what RKhanna is concerned about, but RayC Sir's response confuses me but reassures me.. :)

cheers!
by mohan
22 Mar 2009 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 735583

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

So a 600 man unit has been raised in under 3 months to undertake CT/HR missions.. i hope this doesnt turn out to be a huge waste of money and (later) lives. I don't quite understand the second half of the statement. Is there any good reason to assume that there will be loss of life/waste of money? ...
by mohan
25 Nov 2008 12:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 176682

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

BhaiiLog, In every archived thread can't we not provide the link to the thread that was followed from it. Lets say Indian Space Discussion needs to be archived. After archiving the thread lets say someone starts a follow up main thread. We should provide a link in the archive to point people to whe...
by mohan
09 Nov 2008 13:36
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 237143

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

wow..George J, Singha, Kapchan, Jagan, acharya...this thread has brought up a lot of oldies...BRF looking up?

My thanks to Red Flag and the poor US Colonel.
by mohan
19 Oct 2008 23:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully
Replies: 200
Views: 60918

Chat/Interview with Dr.Kasturirangan (ISRO) @Monday 20th oct

Hi guys, IBNlive is hosting a chat with Dr.Kasturirangan, who was the chairman of ISRO on Monday at 11:30 IST. http://features.ibnlive.com/chat/dr-k-kasturirangan/chandrayan-indias-first-lunar-mission/188.html . I think if you sign in with a handle and a mail Id, you can post questions during the ch...

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