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by CPrakash
14 Jun 2008 22:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2
Replies: 307
Views: 34483

Re: Future Nuclear testing: pros and cons-2

We can complain that the existing .22lr bullet is too weak to kill the rabid dog that terrorizes the neighbourhood, and promptly jump to make a .338 Lapua. What we tend to forget that this rabid dog is a pet of city's crime boss who not only has the big bullets, but also the guns to deliver them. A...
by CPrakash
21 May 2008 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: NBC Suits and Warfare Discussion (Pictures)
Replies: 76
Views: 10748

MOPP levels 0-3 indicate 'probable' threats or 'negligible' threats. MOPP level 4 and Alpha appear to be post attack standards and require gloves. This document is useful http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/doctrine/usaf/32401200.pdf to assess what level of protection is required for what MOPP level. ...
by CPrakash
10 May 2008 07:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Hawk crashes
Replies: 130
Views: 34669

[ Rajiv Gandhi bought helicopters to save Maggie Thatcher's political career, if you recall. Same dynasty on the throne now.. The Westland W30s were procured literally free - it was paid for with the aid money from the british government. Though the helicopters ended up as junk, we havent lost mone...
by CPrakash
30 Apr 2008 17:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Hawk crashes
Replies: 130
Views: 34669

According to shiv aroors blog, both pilots ejected. Whcih would mean considerable damage on ground - or a write off if it was in air.
by CPrakash
04 Apr 2008 11:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 894207

Re: New toy: Is it for the PAF?

Reference the picture above posted by Don. I find that apart from the CAS, all other members of the team seem to be wearing Army badges of rank. Amongst them three are wearing a flying badge of one type and another three of a different type. Three of the officers also seem to be paratroopers. The f...
by CPrakash
04 Apr 2008 11:09
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Ex Brazen Chariots 2008 (Exclusive Photos and Videos)
Replies: 52
Views: 19675

Abhisham, Go to http://media.bharat-rakshak.com and Register an Account. First time you login, there will be a user album created for you in the Misc Images or Aero India or Def Expo Folder - Just create an additional sub folder within your User album and You can straight away start uploading images...
by CPrakash
30 Mar 2008 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 156348

http://rapidshare.com/files/21037419/Defence_from_the_Skies.pdf.html This is the new coffee table book. I know the people getting this out. They do it for airpower periodical too. I am getting the my first copy. I hope you can get yours. Cheers, Mukul. Having seen this book recently, a very dissapp...
by CPrakash
18 Feb 2008 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2144
Views: 321739

In fact,we lost six aircrafts that day,4th Dec'71. :roll: I had an uncle who was shot down over Pakistan in 1971, although I don't know what the exact date was. His body was never recovered. Does anybody know where one can look up a list of airmen killed in 1971? DOH! http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/...
by CPrakash
05 Jan 2008 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Foreign Operations & Deployments
Replies: 264
Views: 34305

An old news .... http://www.indianexpress.com/res/i/mediumImages/M_Id_8720.jpg http://www.indianexpress.com/story/205416.html India activates first listening post on foreign soil: radars in Madagascar Manu Pubby Posted online: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 0000 hrs Might be old, but news to me! - Any...
by CPrakash
18 Dec 2007 04:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 531774

maitya wrote:Yep - my bad!! Didnt notice the his post dates. :oops:
Wonder where he has vanished nowadays ...


He must have got married and his Supreme HQ has cut off his internet access :P :P
by CPrakash
06 May 2007 03:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni III Test - News & Discussion-3
Replies: 275
Views: 85406

This might have been posted before.

Image

from India Today
by CPrakash
16 Apr 2007 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2336
Views: 270691

Image

From a well known magazine

Note the left wing of the Sitara 'breaking off' - dramatic shot
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 08:14
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

Calvin wrote:I think Cow Slaughter is banned in all states except Kerala and either Bengal or Arunachal.


Certainly not in Andhra. Cow Slaughter / Beef Making /Beef eating is very much allowed .
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 07:33
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

Whats the beefeating population in india? See my post above for an idea. What post? Are you suggesting that 130 milion Muslims eat beef? I believe you haven't actually spoken to Indian Muslims about their dietary habits. On a different note - I am fascinated by the subject of "strange bedfello...
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 06:12
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

Some food for thought from http://www.dancewithshadows.com/beefeating.asp Several states in India on the other hand, eat beef and enjoy it too. Kerala and the north-eastern states have a large number of beef-eaters. Should one eat an animal that a substantial chunk of the population considers as sac...
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 06:05
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

Banning beef (or cow slaughter) nation wide is not just going to alienate the Muslim population of india ,but also the beef eating folks from some of the north eastern states. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2003/20030821/main8.htm Dr Kharshiing reminded the Prime Minister that beef-eating has always be...
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 05:58
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

Tilak,

Alok says that closing liquor shops in the US one day in a week is religious oppression of a kind - and we are debating that. Whats that got to do with closing beef shops in india 364 days an year? I might be dense and missing your point - please explain.
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 05:53
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

[ I am glad you didn't prescribe him the "right to riot", in accordance with your earlier post :P My point was the imposition on Aloks Liquor rights was administrative in nature and not religious persecution. He can ofcourse either riot or stock up on a saturday if it really that importan...
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 05:50
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

Srikumar - at the risk of going OT, from the link you posted, I can count only eight (or nine states) with restriction on selling hard liquor on sundays. even among these eight or nine, most allow consumption of alcohol in a restaurant (acompanied by food) - and beer is not restricted at all. So its...
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 05:36
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

[ Nope. I dont know of many states that have state-run liqour shops (personally know exactly one). THere are many states where liquor is banned on Sundays in private shops. See this link. Search for keyword: Sunday. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquor_store Srikumar, In PA, its the state run PLCB h...
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 05:34
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

[ I am glad you didn't prescribe him the "right to riot", in accordance with your earlier post :P My point was the imposition on Aloks Liquor rights was administrative in nature and not religious persecution. He can ofcourse either riot or stock up on a saturday if it really that important.
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 05:28
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

[ I was p*ssed no end that I could not buy booze on a Sunday in Pennsylvania ... bothered me to a rage ... :lol: Thats because booze outlets (hard likkers like whisky and vodka) in Pennsylvania are run by the state govt and they take a holiday on sundays? :P - you could have always bought beer (Whi...
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 05:24
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

btw, Calvin, I hope you caught my post where I argued that Beef should be banned in India for no other reason than that the majority is against it ... every country bans some products ... India will ban Beef ... Period. so unlike other folks, I am stating it loud and clear ... Ban beef with extreme...
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 02:42
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

I started eating BEEF in India in a Parsi joint in PUNE (anyone from Pune will know the joint in camp). Yuuuuummmm still remember the old Bawa yelling at us yindoos for not following the religion. Man but those beef curries and samosas were right from heaven. Wish I can take texan angus beef to Baw...
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 02:40
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

Re. all this fuss about 'ban on cow slaughter' by Calvin: Why isn't the slaughter of dogs and cats for food allowed in the U.S.? Isn't that an infringement on the rights of Korean-Americans and others whose native culture allows consuming these animals for food? if the US had a 130 million populati...
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 02:29
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

Is beef served in the military? Chow hall? Field rations? I have not read any regulation anywhere that units with majority of Muslim or Christian troops cannot be served beef. mess halls? Kakkaji, correct me if i am wrong. Christians in india are predominantly mutton eaters, not beef eaters. beef e...
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 02:23
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

How dare you kill RICE? My majority religious sentiments are stamped over. vishy, you appear to be an expert on such matters ... I am seriously concerned about the rights of Cannibals ... Just because the majority is against it, is that sufficient reason to BAN MANSLAUGHTER? We should be marching u...
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 02:21
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

TSJones wrote:Is beef served in the military? Chow hall? Field rations?


Interesting question - Was beef served in the Indian military - I guess it depends on regiment to regiment.
by CPrakash
02 Apr 2007 01:34
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 67162

heck i love this cow slaughter and beef eating discussions.. :D :lol: honestly, religious causes aside, beef from cows 'expired due to natural causes' wont be as tasty as freshly slaughtered cows. god forbid, what if tommorrow animal rights activists win and they want us to eat chicken meat only fro...
by CPrakash
20 Mar 2007 04:11
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 60428

Arun Your EIC coins show no signs of wear at all - can i ask you where you got them from? They look rather crisp to me! (somebodys hoard underground?) FWIW http://www.cointalk.org/showthread.php?t=1883 07-22-2004, 09:18 AM sourcingindia Registered User Join Date: Jul 2004 Posts: 2 Forged East India ...
by CPrakash
20 Mar 2007 03:54
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 60428

Regarding the weird Rs 2 coin: Ebay-India is selling them for Rs 40. Why would a Rs 2 coin issued in 2006 sell for Rs 40 within India? Have they already become controversial and hence collectors items? Anyway the links: rs 2 coin on ebay Rs 2 coin on ebay Kumar, Thats for international customers. S...
by CPrakash
20 Mar 2007 03:50
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 60428

Yes they are real coins boss, what is that "tic tac toe" symbol on the coin? ... I see that Ashoka's lions are still there on the flip-side ... looks a bit like the German Iron Cross, actually looks a bit like the top of a Christian cross, the bottom side seems a bit too long for it to ha...
by CPrakash
19 Mar 2007 00:09
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 60428

Acharya wrote:[

The National symbol of India
(The 3 lions from the hoary Ashoka Chakra)
has at long last been removed .


err.. whats that emblem besides the no. "2" .. looks like the ashoka emblem to me..
by CPrakash
03 Mar 2007 02:28
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Info Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 105683

What are we saying here ? That HAL sucks? Or that the ALH or the IJT sucks?
by CPrakash
02 Mar 2007 07:53
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Info Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 105683

ROTFL look at this exchange of comments on another of his posts at the bottom of http://livefist.blogspot.com/2007/02/not-just-high-altitude-chikki.html ------------------------------------------------------ Ajai said... Nicely organised blog, shiv. If you don't mind me recommending an improvement, ...
by CPrakash
15 Feb 2007 20:43
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Info Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 105683

I dont know about you folks, but it is a good day today - because Abhiman found Ajai and vice versa! Wasnt it Valentines yesterday?
by CPrakash
14 Feb 2007 01:25
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 98250

Well, Harry posted this one on Keymags.

http://aeroindia.org/files/images/aew2.jpg
by CPrakash
19 Nov 2006 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1321
Views: 218364

Atish Anoop and others, There is not much we can do to get rid of Digvijay. He has not broken any forum rules and it may be unfair to call the admins to ban him just because his views fall in a minority. Look at it this way, if he wasnt arguing his bigoted and narrow view, we wouldnt really know wha...
by CPrakash
18 Nov 2006 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1321
Views: 218364

Its obvious Major Haunted Eyes was talking with the benefit of hindsight . I for one would like to see some actual reports that said for sure that the Army knew they were captured. Then again you blame the Generals , then turn back and blame the lower rung officers . Make up your mind. If you have t...
by CPrakash
18 Nov 2006 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1321
Views: 218364

Game Set and Match to Anoop :) Digvijay you should brush up your comprehension - Harry, please join him But seriously, I can understand why digvijay got confused and harry as well. Its not helped by the narrative style of writing by the Author. It is clear that its the Major who is talking about Kal...

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