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by Raj Malhotra
26 Aug 2016 13:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 261839

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

I think the best solution is to now give up future orders of conventional submarines and go the whole hog for SSNs ie Arihant series-variants.
by Raj Malhotra
10 Oct 2009 00:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 429753

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

apart from the mtn div requirements, the wheeled APCs/ICVs would be the best candidates for mechanizing the infantry divisions cheaply. hope they give enough thought to this. a family of wheeled vehicles like what US has done with the stryker is what is needed. there's no reason why that can't be d...
by Raj Malhotra
10 Oct 2009 00:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 145076

Re: BR Forums Feedback

{offensive post and postor deleted. This postor has gone way too far for way too long without elementary lessons in behavior}
by Raj Malhotra
09 Oct 2009 18:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 673405

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Arun_S was forced out by some eminent BRites including under threat of being sued for insulting RCji.
by Raj Malhotra
06 Oct 2009 11:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 429753

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Re Ray The issue is not that Light armoured tank is not necessary but why import are better than BMP-2/Abhay? The import which is a possibility is Russian Sprut, which (can float in water) so its armour density would be near BMP-2 (which can also float). For wheeled tanks, why DRDO Armoured vehicles...
by Raj Malhotra
05 Oct 2009 18:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 429753

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

nash, the first requirement for a light tank is that it has to be 'light'. tank-ex is a main battle tank (MBT) which by definition is NOT a light tank. also, I don't think the editor has made a mistake. what constitutes a light tank is always a somewhat hazy definition. think of it as a role that c...
by Raj Malhotra
05 Oct 2009 14:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3969
Views: 800478

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Viz a viz PRC it makes more sense to watch ITBP and SSB. Both of these forces have seen additional companies in existing battalions plus additional battalions as well. Amid the talk of expansion of Indian Army the silent 'rise' of ITBP has gone unnoticed. AR, also expanded, is now entrusted with Bu...
by Raj Malhotra
05 Oct 2009 14:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3969
Views: 800478

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

I thought that ITBP also needs massive increase in no.s and equipment, so whats happening on China border watch front. Further now that ULFA is sitting in China then what about Burma border?
by Raj Malhotra
05 Oct 2009 13:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 99331

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

RayC wrote:
I would prefer not since it is an universal truth and discussion is a waste of time.



:rotfl:
by Raj Malhotra
05 Oct 2009 12:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 99331

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

RayC wrote:Shiv is a part of the Admin and Mod team?

Till now, things have been accepted, but no more. Be it anyone. There are no Holy Cows.



Am I allowed to reply to that? Pls note that you put a "?" after the sentence, so grammatically it is question asking for an answer.
by Raj Malhotra
05 Oct 2009 12:40
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 99331

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

{I have edited out irrelevant stuff in the interests of protecting the postor, and left only comments relevant to this thread, which is after all about the following:}

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by Raj Malhotra
05 Oct 2009 12:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 429753

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Check a recent issue of Tech Focus. DRDO has developed a light tank prototype on the BMP-2 chassis. http://www.drdo.com/pub/techfocus/2009/aug09.pdf IIRC a requirement for light tank was made by IA in 1980s and the project was completed by DRDO is 1990s. As usual the Army withdrew its requirement. ...
by Raj Malhotra
05 Oct 2009 11:56
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 99331

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

{I have edited this post, deleted false, ignorant and/or flame-baiting content if any, and left only the content that is relevant to this thread. I believe this postor was already informed about the value of his contributions a while back by someone else.}
by Raj Malhotra
05 Oct 2009 02:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 99331

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

With Arun_S going away from the thread, we have only "one" line of argument which will be posted multiple times which goes like this "TN is not a fizzle" and in any case "who needs a TN". Note as per Gopalkrishnan and Santhanam lot of work remains to be done on fission ...
by Raj Malhotra
04 Oct 2009 02:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3969
Views: 800478

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Reort today in Hindustan Times Mumbai edition (i am not able to give a link to the the e-version) of Indian Army issuing a Global RFI for Procuring 300 Light Tanks.200 wheeled and 100 Tracked for deployment in the North East. Army to decide :roll: after the last date of submission on October 30th. ...
by Raj Malhotra
02 Oct 2009 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645759

Re: Small Arms Thread

Coming back to Insas, one of the things we miss out that Insas is a “weapon system” in which the round is as important as the rifle. One of the major problems with the Insas carbine due to which it was rejected was ‘supposed’ to be large flash and recoil when it was fired. Now the point is whether t...
by Raj Malhotra
01 Oct 2009 18:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 99331

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

I fully agree that we should not attack RCji's personality but deal with technical discussion. Similarly it is NOT kosher to attack Santhanam personality and call him a CIA agent. Note:- He may be a CAI agent or on the other hand may have decided to sacrifice the benefits of being an insider at the ...
by Raj Malhotra
01 Oct 2009 10:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 99331

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

Raj Malhotra may I ask what is it you are trying to prove/communicate by quoting and highlighting comments posted by a certain individual ? The sheer hate, and religious bile dripping from those comments by N Krishna is unbelievable ; I feel sad that people use high decibel issues like S-1's YIELD ...
by Raj Malhotra
30 Sep 2009 21:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 99331

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

More scientists back Santhanam on Pokhran II


Chidambaram's dud blows up strategic deterrence


PLEASE READ THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS ARTICLE WITH SHIV COMMENTS ABOVE. I WOULD HAVE POSTED THE COMMENTS HERE BUT ****************
by Raj Malhotra
30 Sep 2009 21:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 99331

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

NRao


I did not catch the full interview but he generally said that weaponization was a political decision. Imp:- He said that 1974 just gave us general idea of nukes but only 1998 gave us info about weaponization which "may" be used to make weapons.
by Raj Malhotra
30 Sep 2009 21:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 99331

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

Note the differene this time is that Dr G has come to give interveiw on TV. He also added that RC giving interview to media and refusing to meet PKI was indulging in propaganda to (my comments-avoid peer review)
by Raj Malhotra
30 Sep 2009 19:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 99331

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

Idevji


If USA goes too far then India will start hawking Nukes to Saudi Arabia and Iran. Wonder why USA keeps quiet over China & NK??


Google for Indian interest in setting up nuclear reactor in Iran with end of terrorism is Punjab during Narsimharaoji's era!
by Raj Malhotra
30 Sep 2009 19:21
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 99331

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

Dr A Gopalakrishnanji has given an interview on CNBC to Karan Thapar where is has given zhor ka jhatka dheere se to RCji, Sikkaji, Kakodharji, Kalamji & NSAji. He said:- 1. Evidence leans in favor of Santhanam and PKI. 2. Instrumentation at site was checked by both BARC & DRDO together and “...
by Raj Malhotra
30 Sep 2009 10:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 190746

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

shravan wrote:^ Predator is the national bird of Pakistan.


:rotfl: :evil: :rotfl: :evil: :rotfl: :evil: :rotfl: :evil: :rotfl: :evil:
by Raj Malhotra
29 Sep 2009 09:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 132580

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

Re lovers of 500kt pure fission bombs and 500-1000kt FBF bombs PLEASE provide their weights!
by Raj Malhotra
28 Sep 2009 00:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 190746

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

Pakistan on alert as blast toll hits 24: police PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan's security forces Sunday braced for more attacks by Taliban fighters avenging military action against them, as the death toll from twin suicide blasts rose to 24, police said. The two vehicle bombings struck the northwest...
by Raj Malhotra
27 Sep 2009 14:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 673405

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Brahmos has range of 290km in which 250 km is hi and 40 km lo + s Maneuver or it has range of 120km lo-lo, which means around 370km hi-hi. There was some vague talk of 25% improvement (lost the link) so around 460km hi hi range. Am assuming that missile comes down in "powered" mode & d...
by Raj Malhotra
27 Sep 2009 14:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 132580

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

Today MMS said “ Pakistan should stop using terrorism as instrument of State policy ”. It cannot be more blunt than this. There is two ways to evaluate MMS. One he is American agent and harsh words are only before Maharashtra elections but I don’t believe soil of Indian Punjab can produce a Sikh wh...
by Raj Malhotra
27 Sep 2009 14:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 190746

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

Big IED Mubarak. It was reported in the last page --- seems to be bigger than initially reported. Suicide bombs kill 16, wound about 150 in Pakistan Two suicide attacks killed 16 people and wounded more than 150 in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, showing Taliban militants are still able to strike d...
by Raj Malhotra
26 Sep 2009 21:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 132580

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

Today MMS said “ Pakistan should stop using terrorism as instrument of State policy ”. It cannot be more blunt than this. There is two ways to evaluate MMS. One he is American agent and harsh words are only before Maharashtra elections but I don’t believe soil of Indian Punjab can produce a Sikh who...
by Raj Malhotra
26 Sep 2009 20:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 714759

Re: LCA news and discussion

Nitin, high power 90kn (or whatever) is required in 3 situations:- Take off, low powered engine will reduce MTOW and/or increase take off length Acceleration, for instance before lauching AAM (Note LCA configured for A to A will in any case not be carrying much external load) Get away, LCA is design...
by Raj Malhotra
26 Sep 2009 20:34
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 132580

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

India to drive tough bargain as US pushes hard for CTBT India will not be easily won over. It could use its indispensability to the CTBT regime to drive a hard bargain. Foreign minister S M Krishna indicated as much. Talking to reporters in Pittsburgh, he said, ``We have taken a principled stand an...
by Raj Malhotra
26 Sep 2009 20:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 132580

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

I am a person from a nuclear background, who spent close to 16 years in Trombay, published articles in various journals. I was doing strategic analysis long before I came to Delhi. What is striking is in his numerous media interactions and articles, KS has never once mince the word “Boosted”. Given...
by Raj Malhotra
26 Sep 2009 20:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 132580

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

I don’t have any problem to defer to well informed and ‘well reasoned’ or say mathematically calculated reason rather than a dictat as some BRF moderators are desperate to issue. Could be more dangerous than the bomb we are discussing. So, would you take it easy and not fan flames? The moderators a...
by Raj Malhotra
26 Sep 2009 11:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 132580

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

"Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Thats beautiful. Shutting down thinking is the worst form of denial. We will end up being a rah-rah forum. In that vein, I have a few unanswered issues on S-I: 1) The expected radius of cavity for S-I using the publis...
by Raj Malhotra
26 Sep 2009 10:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 145076

Re: BR Forums Feedback

Hey guys, I am having a funny problem. Whenever I type a reply on BRF on my laptop, if the column length text exceeds the size of window then instead of the text smoothly scrolling up, starts jumping around when I type more. What gives? I don't have this problem on my desktop. Using IE and Windows XP
by Raj Malhotra
25 Sep 2009 20:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 132580

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

I wonder why don't they simulate the Kaveri, Arjun, LCA, GSLV etc on computer. They do. They have all failed no? That is proof of computer simulation. PSLV on the other hand was never simulated on computer. If anyone denies this you have to give solid proof. That is exactly my point !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
by Raj Malhotra
25 Sep 2009 20:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 132580

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

Thanks for your answer. As I said, am glad to be proved wrong. I will re-read the article, the issue is what is the effect of "hard rock pink granite"? Not trying to prove you wrong. With THAT goal I would reach no where - absolutely no where. Egos totally corrupt anything and everything....
by Raj Malhotra
25 Sep 2009 20:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 132580

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

>>>It is my view and I want to harp on it. You can harp on your view point. And the whole thread is to question RC & Sikka. Point noted. So, come what may, you will question, question and question only , without any botheration about the answers. You are doing a good job, I must say. Thanks :ro...

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