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by SSridhar
30 Mar 2020 12:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 620824

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

That WeChat reference posted in the Coronavirus thread made me think. That extract says, " Zhang Xuandong, owner of Haofeng Electronic Technology Co. in Dongguan province says in a WeChat group exclusive for forehead thermometer producers in China which has 178 members, "Produce some fake ...
by SSridhar
25 Mar 2020 12:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4146
Views: 306001

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Can someone translate this for engineers? I did read Abhijit"s translation and didnt get it. I am an engineer too but will bravely attempt still to translate this. May not be entirely accurate. A very novel therapeutic method is being attempted. This involves a process known as ‘gene silencing...
by SSridhar
24 Mar 2020 12:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4146
Views: 306001

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Docs - Please translate this for folks like me. Does this give any hope? Not a doc. Will not be accurate but will convey the process nevertheless. A virus is an obligate parasite because it is obliged to get into a host cell to function. The RNA material of a virus like Sars-CoV-2 infects by inject...
by SSridhar
23 Mar 2020 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4146
Views: 306001

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

As Covid-19 spikes, ICMR to model best, worst case scenarios - Business Line In the light of the spike in Covid-19 cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will release mathematical estimations of the best and the worst case scenarios on the number of new cases that could play out over ...
by SSridhar
18 Mar 2020 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 620824

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

When the whole world is avoiding international travel, the Pakistani President visits China (of all places) !! Such is the desperation of both the parties. India slams China-Pakistan for reference to J&K in joint statement; asks them to respect sovereignty - ToI India on Tuesday slammed China an...
by SSridhar
15 Mar 2020 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1002
Views: 205911

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

No Need for US to Solve Afghanistan-Pakistan Issues: Qureshi Any reservations Afghanistan has with Islamabad should be resolved bilaterally rather than involving the United States , Pakistan’s foreign minister said on Sunday, in reference to part of a joint US-Afghan declaration on peace efforts. “...
by SSridhar
03 Mar 2020 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 620824

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

A reset in ties with China on the cards - G.Parthasarathy, Business Line US President Donald Trump’s visit to India was, amongst other reasons, to give himself a political boost at home. He was preparing to commence his re-election campaign with a successful visit to India — the world’s most populo...
by SSridhar
28 Feb 2020 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98058

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Incredibly, more than a year later, the army has not yet placed an indent for 118 Arjun Mark 1A. It has raised numerous issues – including ammunition availability, non-availability of spares and low indigenous content – to successfully avoid placing an order. How does the bolded argument even work ...
by SSridhar
19 Feb 2020 07:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236085

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The CDS is a member of the DAC as well as the Defence Planning Committee. He has the mandate to optimize the resources used by the military. He has already said that indigenous products is one of his priorities, apart from 'jointness' etc. It is time for him to step in and nip this Elbit process rig...
by SSridhar
18 Feb 2020 07:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236085

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

++1, Arun.prabhu
by SSridhar
16 Feb 2020 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 877
Views: 205416

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

We had a memorial meeting in Chennai on the 14th organized by Colours of Glory Foundation where veterans spoke to school children. There is a Capt. Killivalavan (Retd) of BSF who goes around to schools in Tamilnadu every single day to talk to children about para-military forces. Great service by him...
by SSridhar
11 Feb 2020 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 620824

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

China tightening its grip on Indian Ocean - G.Parthasarathy, Business Line India remained focussed during the past year on tensions arising from the Pulwama massacre and the retaliatory Balakot Air Strike by Indian Air Force. China has, meanwhile, moved ahead to strengthen its maritime ties with co...
by SSridhar
29 Jan 2020 07:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236085

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

ramana wrote:Whats the M777 total?
I thought 145 guns.

Yes
by SSridhar
29 Jan 2020 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236085

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Kalyani ULH was displayed at Chennai DefExpo 2018 as well. Has it undergone user trials?
by SSridhar
22 Jan 2020 05:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711052

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There is no 0.5 tonne payload. So the exercise is academic. Please look at Agni tests to get idea of the payload. Look at the number of MIRV's and payload below. It is from Dr. VK Saraswat presentation at IITB around 2014. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9v2zUcCQAA1ypn.jpg:large It is K-6, that is bei...
by SSridhar
20 Jan 2020 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711052

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

K-4 was successfully flight tested on 24 Mar 2014 from a pontoon submerged 30m deep in the Bay of Bengal, off Vishakapatnam coast. On September 23, 2015, DRDO scientists associated with K-4 from DRDL, Hyderabad were presented with a special award for its design & development. The test of March 7...
by SSridhar
16 Jan 2020 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 620824

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Many not sold on Beijing's new stance on Belt and Road Initiative: Survey - Straits Times China's recent pledge to make infrastructure projects in its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) clean, green and financially sustainable has not convinced key influencers within the Asean region , according to the...
by SSridhar
12 Jan 2020 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 381
Views: 66625

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Indeed, a great, great day for every Indian to be proud of.
by SSridhar
12 Jan 2020 06:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648041

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

From 1987. Nothing has changed. Exclusive Friendly fire downs Pakistani F-16; U.S. in a coverup :lol: The US has just resumed Terroristan's military training program. Now, this. Both US & Terroristan needed to preserve H&D. But, isn't it the case that no F-16 was lost at all? What happens t...
by SSridhar
10 Jan 2020 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711052

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It is the Phase-I of the BMD, the endo atmospheric interception, that is ready for deployment. In fact two years back, there was a Russian news report that it was already deployed in Rajasthan.
by SSridhar
09 Jan 2020 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648041

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I don't want to turn this into a discussion on Ms. Fair. But, once upon a time, Ms. Christine Fair, was tasked by the GoTUS with supporting the Pakistani falsehood of Indian consulates in Herat and Jalalabad destabilizing Pakistan through Balochistan. She has used our mere presence in Afghanistan to...
by SSridhar
09 Jan 2020 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711052

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I think what they are reusing is the TVC control of AAD/Ashwin. So the booster body could also be a truncated AAD. But the fins on the body of the booster are different from the AAD (it has to be). Since the time when VLR-SAM was announced 5 years back, the rumour has been that it was a spinoff fro...
by SSridhar
05 Jan 2020 14:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1002
Views: 205911

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

See, when a country has convinced its febrile citizens that they have defeated Hindustan in all wars (see that reaction of the anchor in the video posted in the previous page when Nur Khan admits that all wars were initiated by 'us'), that Kashmir is the 'jugular vein', that Djinns will catch all th...
by SSridhar
05 Jan 2020 09:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1002
Views: 205911

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

No Sikh threatened, fight was between 2 Muslim groups: Pakistan - ToI Pakistan interior ministry tried to pass off the incident as literally a “fly in a teacup”. According to them, two men, Saqlain and Mumtaz Ali, visited a tea shop near the gurdwara and complained of a fly in their tea. In respons...
by SSridhar
16 Dec 2019 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1476
Views: 228596

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Barath wrote:A report from a couple of years ago talked about S5 as 13500 ton sub

If you listen to the RS Security Scan, S3 (Arighat) is already 12 to 13K Tonnes with a complement of 8 K4s.
by SSridhar
13 Dec 2019 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236085

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Cybaru wrote:Any news on new 90/120 KM project?

I believe that Pinaka II may have a range of 90 Kms though DRDO speaks only of 60+ Kms.
by SSridhar
13 Dec 2019 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236085

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Two regiments of Pinaka have been inducted and became fully operational in 2010. Next two regiments are under induction. Production of Regt No.5 to 10 is expected to commence shortly after finalisation of contracts. Army has decided to induct total 22 regiments https://www.drdo.gov.in/sites/default...
by SSridhar
10 Dec 2019 07:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 975
Views: 76937

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Karthik S, this thread is NOT to discuss individual cases when Admins take some action.

Actions taken by admins are not a subject for discussion.
by SSridhar
08 Dec 2019 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 620824

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

India-China border talks likely on December 21 - Sachin Parashar, ToI After the false starts earlier, India and China finally seem to have zeroed in on a date for the next round of boundary talks between NSA Ajit Doval and Chinese foreign minister and state councillor Wang Yi. Official sources said...
by SSridhar
07 Dec 2019 16:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 620824

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Abe, Modi get higher ratings than Xi in Asia-Pacific - Straits Times Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are generally viewed positively across the Asia-Pacific , according to the Pew Research Centre's latest report on global attitudes. In some places, confid...
by SSridhar
05 Dec 2019 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610901

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

why is it intriguing? IN should not go in for a d!@k measuring contest with the Chinese, not going to happen, their requirements are different and so is Indias, India should be concerned at their power projection abilities esp into IOR.The CNS seems ok with the pace of modernisation of IN. Sir, Our...
by SSridhar
30 Nov 2019 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 975
Views: 76937

Re: BR Forum Feedback

abhijitm, it doesn't happen to me. Nor, is there any complaint, AFAIK.
by SSridhar
25 Nov 2019 15:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2408
Views: 301086

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

India works to boost ties with Indo-Pacific countries - ToI As foreign minister S Jaishankar returns from a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Nagoya, Japan, India is intensifying its engagement with key countries in the Indo-Pacific region. Jaishankar met his Australian counterpart Marise Payne ,...
by SSridhar
24 Nov 2019 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 620824

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

CPEC not a burden; relations with China will never fray: Pakistan - ANI Pakistan on Saturday rejected United States' notion of Beijing being the sole benefactor of its China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and asserted that its relations with China within the purview of the project will never fr...
by SSridhar
22 Nov 2019 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 282
Views: 55706

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Maiden edition of ‘Tiger Triumph’ concludes in Kakinada - Business Line Indian and US armed forces concluded the inaugural tri-services exercise ‘Tiger Triumph’ in Kakinada on Thursday, with a closing ceremony held on board the US Navy ship Germantown. The maiden Tri-Services US-India Humanitarian ...
by SSridhar
22 Nov 2019 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711052

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

A Deshmukh wrote:what is the significance of firing 2 SS missiles simultaneously?

Gives better survivability for the second missile.
by SSridhar
20 Nov 2019 13:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941749

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Weapons storage point to come up near Sulur air base - ToI The Indian Air Force (IAF), which has an air base in Sulur, has decided to set up a ‘weapon storage point’ nearby and plans to construct a parallel taxi way at the base. The facility would help the IAF store strategic weapons, including mis...
by SSridhar
20 Nov 2019 08:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711052

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Confident of doubling range of the Astra, will be the most lethal air to air missile: DRDO Chief https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/confident-of-doubling-range-of-the-astra-will-be-the-most-lethal-air-to-air-missile-drdo-chief/articleshow/72120351.cms The thing that really caught my ...
by SSridhar
20 Nov 2019 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711052

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Earlier, DRDO has certainly spoken of both dual-pulse and ramjet for ASTRA. Astra Mk. II was supposed use a dual-pulse rocket motor with smokeless HTPB propellant to enhance the range. A smokeless, non-metallized, high specific impulse solid motor had also been realized for Astra. Ramjet Propulsion ...

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