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by member_29350
25 Jun 2016 14:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 323468

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

"I am a successful journalist today but I failed 9th and 10th and did not get into Engg college and could not cope with commerce and did not get jobs with x, y and z media houses" Why does nobody write his CV like that? I think an even more appropriate one would be "I'm a journalist ...
by member_29350
20 Jun 2016 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4377
Views: 317736

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/the-cost-of-nuclear-diplomacy/article8748864.ece Lot of scare mongering in it; the only thing one can agree is the high cost of power much like Enron. other than that, it's a wash There are several disturbing aspects to this agreement that deserve close public s...
by member_29350
17 Jun 2016 19:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4456
Views: 622276

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

You know what bugs me every day about our Indigenous programmes, especially the IAF ones? That IAF import lobby crowd will simply wait out the Modi Gov. on all things Indian made. It's maddening that there are only 4 LCA now(I know I know, I read the posts on manuf lines et al). My fear is, all thes...
by member_29350
14 Jun 2016 21:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3823
Views: 695808

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

BIAL, the bengalaru airport is one badly designed airport. I would go as far as to say it's a clusterfck of epic proportions. it's a warehouse masquerading as an airport
by member_29350
13 Jun 2016 19:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 323468

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

The scientists of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, have showcased the ceramic-polymer hybrid (CASPOL), a spin-off product that could protect public transport systems and poor men residing in thatched homes from fire accidents. Technology transfer is yet to be concluded. ...
by member_29350
12 Jun 2016 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 171201

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

^ GOI should drive them up the wall with a proper message. Just before the last watering for the wheat harvest in pakiland, it should shut off water supply from IWT due to 'dam repairs' If you passively wait for events to happen, nothing good comes off it. make them learn respect the hard way and co...
by member_29350
11 Jun 2016 13:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 171201

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Reports indicate that India has captured Gulf markets, particularly in the segments of high-tech and high-salaried jobs. Media reports also suggest that most of low-level jobs would be abolished for foreigners in Saudi Arabia, which would hit Pakistanis. :(( :(( :rotfl: :rotfl:[/quote] Every page o...
by member_29350
11 Jun 2016 12:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4377
Views: 317736

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/kudankulam-second-unit-criticality-likely-in-1520-days/article8716272.ece With the completion of the loading of enriched uranium fuel assemblies into the second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station, commissioning of the reactor is in the final stag...
by member_29350
30 May 2016 23:15
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 129367

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

MKN is turning into a political hack of the highest order http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/crisis-in-jammu-and-kashmir/article8663462.ece The Army’s counter terrorism grid has, no doubt, been successful in thwarting several attacks. However, this begs the question of how best to blunt or limit t...
by member_29350
11 May 2016 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 814313

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Fist pic that I've seen of Konkur ATGM mounted on TATA 2.5 tonne truck.


Looks like LRDG style of desert warfare trucks except Paki deserts are not that huge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Range_Desert_Group
by member_29350
11 May 2016 20:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 459769

Re: Deterrence

quite what the point of this dhoti shivering, show-our-privates column I don't know but it's definitely brain farts http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/the-meaning-of-pokhran-and-chagai/article8581468.ece However, the clear and present danger to the subcontinent stems from the intent behind Pakist...
by member_29350
08 May 2016 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 171201

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

and by the way, the last time a couple of local mayors or council heads did it, they got sued. All the child paedo taxi drivers who got suspended? they had their suspensions and license revocation dropped/pardoned by their local muslim chaps in council boards. Promptly went back to raping kids and r...
by member_29350
30 Apr 2016 14:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 333523

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

^^^^^ Good question. It is called the Deep State. PMO, etc have some say, but the DS , being continuous and with old tentacles, prevail more often then not. then why not just transfer/retire these DS actors. after a few of them are halalled the rest will relax That's what happened to Sujatha Singh,...
by member_29350
29 Apr 2016 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 459769

Re: Deterrence

Wouldn't a deployment so close to the border be easy for an Indian first strike IF IA decides on a punjab lightning strike? I mean, if LCA 1000kg bomb can do a standoff delivery from 100km away(as discussed in the missile thread), why are the pakis lighting themselves up under the burqas so close? 7...
by member_29350
26 Apr 2016 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 333523

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

I see deliberate vacillation by the FS cadre on India's projection policy. Right from Sujatha Singh who had to be ejected out for trying to outguess the PM and set a different agenda. A lot more dismissals are needed for people to actually work, design and project a sensible policy that showcases In...
by member_29350
24 Apr 2016 12:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 717377

Re: Internal Security Watch

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/nonviolent-movement-stifled-in-bastar-bela-bhatia/article8511377.ece Looks like the more atrocious the accusation, the more likely the Chindu will print it The rapes have been systematically organised. The security forces in large numbers enter the v...
by member_29350
17 Apr 2016 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 219082

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

So on Twitter, we have news that 2 RAW officers have left for a large western country along with their families....so much for friendship
by member_29350
15 Apr 2016 20:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 380964

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Both the pics are a beaut. Wonderful artwork
by member_29350
15 Apr 2016 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4377
Views: 317736

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/k ... 479588.ece

The way it is worded, it's supposed to look like it was the leak that caused it. But they're doing maintenance along with the incident rectification
by member_29350
11 Apr 2016 18:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 380964

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

The first batch 20 fighters produced by HAL will not have the capacity to refuel on air - **a critical quality during operations.**


They had to put that in there, didn't they?
by member_29350
10 Apr 2016 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 171201

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

@CramS well, if status quo is all we get then nothing changes, ipso facto? As MMerchant says, GOI needs to innovate in response moves. Shanghai a Paki oil tanker; get the somalians to blow up paki stuff. Hold the next Baluch world conference in Delhi. heck if we are still doing Tibet, Baluch is not ...
by member_29350
08 Apr 2016 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 171201

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

they promised to not shoot back? It's almost a few months since cross border firing by the Pakis
by member_29350
08 Apr 2016 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 221972

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

We should be exploiting ethnic divides - Balochistan, Gilgit, Pushtunistan, Sindh, Ahmadi-non-Ahmadi, etc. These are the serious divides. This. Take the paki appalam(popudom for angrezi folks), smash it into smithereens. & Take the bits that you want. East Pakiland was cleaved. next is Sindh an...
by member_29350
05 Apr 2016 18:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 380964

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^ that exact problem is there with Delhi airport I think. AAI has been repeatedly requesting DDA to remove the abattoirs and I don't think that's happened
by member_29350
05 Apr 2016 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5255
Views: 561992

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

It appears that IVC dates back to 7.5K years going by the oldest settlement in Haryana. So shouldn't the timelines of a lot of things move back correspondingly?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhirrana

Even if the RC dating is off by a 1000 years, it's still 5.5K to 6K years back.
by member_29350
03 Apr 2016 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 717377

Re: Internal Security Watch

Armed Maoists storm village, ask people to boycott polls About a dozen armed Maoists, including two women cadres, reportedly stormed a village along the Western Ghats close to the Kerala border in the Nilgiris district late on Friday night and addressed a gathering of about 150 tribals. According t...
by member_29350
03 Apr 2016 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 717377

Re: Internal Security Watch

This is right up there with Gen A S Vaidhya's assassination. There is definitely someone in NIA leaking info
by member_29350
01 Apr 2016 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Harappa script decoded! Greek origin, Aryan invasion proof
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: Harappa script decoded! Greek origin, Aryan invasion pro

dammit, fell for it and was wondering why there was no news at all.
by member_29350
26 Mar 2016 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 717377

Re: Internal Security Watch

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/huge-explosion-in-a-house-at-kannur/article8395996.ece Huge explosion in a house at Kannur The preliminary finding of the police was that the explosion was caused by explosive materials for fireworks kept inside the house. which was enough to shake everyt...
by member_29350
26 Mar 2016 13:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 314163

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

The IAF's postualtion that the Raffy will solve the two front threat beggars belief. Unless PC Sorcar magically makes one Raffy to be on both fronts at the same time,the numbers cannot add up. Fully agree with this IF the IAF had indeed said, 36 raffy are enough for both fronts. you either go for t...
by member_29350
25 Mar 2016 12:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 416
Views: 34803

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2015

And the same paper has this tissue of lies and half truths http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/reading-the-vote-in-the-valley/article8390294.ece liberal use of the word regime, and the fake 'kashmiriyat' nonsense t sought to realign existing social structures replacing them with a more interwoven s...
by member_29350
22 Mar 2016 08:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2391
Views: 511136

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Not sure whether it comes in here but here goes A ‘ROVer’ of a different kind, this http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/emerging-entrepreneurs/a-rover-of-a-different-kind-this/article8381842.ece Planys has built a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), or an underwater robot in simple terms, whic...
by member_29350
21 Mar 2016 21:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 380964

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

And the article itself is a no news filler. Nothing wrong with the a/c or pilot but a faulty guidance or snag in paras midway in it. And that doesn't jive with the title
by member_29350
21 Mar 2016 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4308
Views: 739764

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

http://corporates.bseindia.com/xml-data/corpfiling/AttachHis/0DC55343_3719_4A59_AD7D_640E5C7DC708_171158.pdf Astra Microwave conf call has interesting details on uttam, LRSAM,.T/R modules and their current order book. lots of interesting info and importantly what is pretty known, from order to deliv...
by member_29350
20 Mar 2016 16:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4679
Views: 915705

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

It also raises the question of relevance and affordability of the country’s premier defence research agency whose only notable successes have been packaged pickles or neem-based vaginal contraceptive cream. This part had me chuckling at his profound ignorance. And did you see the call to disband DR...
by member_29350
15 Mar 2016 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 717377

Re: Internal Security Watch

what makes you say that; Right now, I only take the input that 3 are getting their 72. Beyond that, I believe the paper embellishes with stuff the official may or may not have said. It's the Chindu after all
by member_29350
15 Mar 2016 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 717377

Re: Internal Security Watch

"There are seven more, whom we have to track. The terrorists could belong to a third country as well," said the official. Mr. Janjua had tipped off his counterpart Ajit Doval that they had information about ten terrorists, belonging to either Lashkar-e-Toiba or Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). [/q...
by member_29350
15 Mar 2016 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 717377

Re: Internal Security Watch

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/117-maoists-surrender/article8353730.ece One hundred and seventeen persons with Maoist links, including 36 militias, surrendered before Malkangiri Superintendent of Police in Malkangiri district of Odisha on Monday, adding to the continuing surrende...

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