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by Aarvee
12 May 2020 04:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2724
Views: 782430

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Karan M wrote:The HVT thing is shocking. I hope he's back. :(


What happened with the twitter account? Cant find any info.
by Aarvee
10 May 2020 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The Chinese STARTED playing with Manipulation of the Corona Virus RIght AFTER -- SAR's -- See papers published in LANCET in 2008 .. Image is HERE -- https://twitter.com/AviSolomon8/status/1258629838858063873 If ANYBODY has access to LANCET -- Please GATHER this paper -- so we can make a PDF and spr...
by Aarvee
07 May 2020 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I have stated earlier, and even now going on the limb. I fear TB . It is highly infectious with no vaccine. 1200 Indians die every day. Why is that infectious disease not a concern? What is BCG vaccine for? And there are treatments (sure there are drug resistant varieties). Doesnt cause as many inf...
by Aarvee
04 May 2020 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3903
Views: 717586

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

fanne wrote:funny you say that, I think language and style is a close match (unless a deliberate impersonation)


Yup, I think so too. talking about farming, katasraj and taunting dgispr. Fits the profile.
by Aarvee
01 May 2020 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

IT cells of opposition are busy making misinformation and propaganda videos and getting them to go viral. I wonder who this "Media matters for india" is. https://www.facebook.com/mediamattersforindia/videos/814096899079557/ Not hoping to get into a mud slinging match with these idiots but ...
by Aarvee
28 Apr 2020 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4302
Views: 751790

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

chetak wrote:
a cursory google would have got you the link, no


Apologies sir, I didnt realise this was a recent article, thought it was an old archived one.
by Aarvee
28 Apr 2020 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4302
Views: 751790

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

chetak wrote:from the sundayguardianlive, excerpt from an article written by natwar singh, who was thrown under the bus by the mafiosi family during the oil for food scandal.


Sir, link please.
by Aarvee
28 Apr 2020 14:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Manish_P wrote:
Hope this is not too layman.. came across it while helping my young nephew with his homework assignment :D



Sir, this is quite comprehensive :D
by Aarvee
28 Apr 2020 14:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I am not an immunologist so cannot speak to your point about immunity within the lungs.However, cells that service the immune system are everywhere, there are 'watcher' cells and 'helper' cells in all organ systems in abundance, some more than others of course. There is a lot that we do not fully u...
by Aarvee
23 Apr 2020 06:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Aarvee Ji, it is indeed sad that a pure science person has to change his career path to make a better life. That has been the situation in the West particularly, if you want to be a doctor/lawyer/engineer, you pay through the nose for a college education, a PhD in science - you get in free. However...
by Aarvee
21 Apr 2020 19:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

HIV is also similar case, right? patient doesn't show anything for months to years. may be some virus are like that? With HIV infections, the body's innate and humoral immune system do manage to restrict the infection early on but because the genome of the virus is inserted into host cells, the pro...
by Aarvee
21 Apr 2020 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If people have to infect others, while being asymptomatic, they should be producing more virus. The question that bothered me, is why is the immunize system not kicking in, as soon as the replication starts? Looks like the immune system does not detect the replication until it reaches a region, cov...
by Aarvee
21 Apr 2020 17:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Saar, great field. Great to have your inputs on this. It sure is saar, problem is, funding is always an issue. Some morbid humour- Pandemics like this are good for researchers, funding is assured for a few years. Other wise, there simply arent enough jobs and what ever are available, have low pay a...
by Aarvee
21 Apr 2020 15:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

chola wrote:
Aarvee wrote:
Saar, you guys have collaborations with a chini bioweapons lab?!


Govt-Govt relationships saar. To "help out", similar to what the french have done. Exchange of scientists etc.

edit: No saar for me please.
by Aarvee
21 Apr 2020 15:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^ Good thread on twitter which talks about on vaccination coverage for corona and flu. https://twitter.com/PeterKolchinsky/status/1240498037958545410 I’m a virologist & investor... & I’m hearing people say it’s impossible to make covid vaccine b/c we haven’t been able to make one to any cor...
by Aarvee
21 Apr 2020 12:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Can I get an opinion from the clinicians in this forum? Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Different Types of Clinical Specimens https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762997 Suggests that the viral RNA is detected in only 1% of the bloods tested. Detection results by RTqPCR: Bronchoalveolar lav...
by Aarvee
08 Apr 2020 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Codon de-optimisation is fascinating. It has been described as "death by a thousand cuts". Although multiple in vitro studies show successful attenuation, no approved vaccine exists, that has been developed using this technology. For people who would like to know more, DNA codes for RNA wh...
by Aarvee
03 Apr 2020 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Coronavirus infected man spits in stranger’s face then drops dead on train https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/video-coronavirus-infected-man-spits-in-strangers-face-then-drops-dead-on-train/news-story/0888a78491c1b320dabd201696f0333e Coronavirus Australia: 'Beyond belief' polic...
by Aarvee
30 Mar 2020 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 465
Views: 72003

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Its coming! https://www.theage.com.au/world/europe/china-will-face-a-reckoning-over-virus-britain-warns-20200330-p54f3x.html Ministers have privately expressed anger at the way China's obsession with secrecy has hampered the global response to the virus, with suggestions from scientific advisers tha...
by Aarvee
26 Mar 2020 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

@ dr Uday You asked for comparison of antigenic epitopes of circulating Cov to the Wuhan strain. The following paper compares the S1 glycoprotein of Mers, SARS and the current strain. Basically, SARS-CoV S Elicits Neutralizing Abs Against SARS-CoV-2 S. Structure, Function, and Antigenicity of the SA...
by Aarvee
25 Mar 2020 04:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If there are any virologists on this group, i have a question. Do the seasonal coronaviruses and this covid19 have shared epitopes on the surface proteins? Because antibodies to these shared epitopes may confer some immunity against covid19. It may be especially be useful in our country where we re...
by Aarvee
23 Mar 2020 11:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

sanjaykumar wrote:^^yes the HIV epidemic that was almost gleefully predicted in India never materialized. India managed to disappoint some people again.


And I sincerely hope we do so once again :)
by Aarvee
14 Mar 2020 03:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.amazon.com.au/Spillover-Ani ... B00856PC4K

A great book (published in 2012) that goes into quite a bit of detail into multiple zoonotic outbreaks in Africa and Chine. Talks about the live animal markets in South china and how dangerous they are.
by Aarvee
14 Mar 2020 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Remdesivir - (Today actually this is making news in Washington post) I'll add a bit more regarding this drug. Basically the genetic material i.e. DNA and RNA (of all carbon based life, including plants, animals, bacteria, viruses etc) is made up of 4 nucleotide bases, Adenine (A), Cytosine (C), Gua...
by Aarvee
13 Mar 2020 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Apparently India leaves lower end pharmaceuticals to China. They do a bit higher end work. one patient is an outlier. One patient means nothing. Who writes these stories? Or is it self-promotion by these physicians? Similar attempts have been made in other countries as well. https://asia.nikkei.com...
by Aarvee
28 Feb 2020 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4222
Views: 962732

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Any launches in April/May? Visiting India and would love to take my son to witness. There are multiple launches expected in that time frame. You need to have a Indian passport or a local ID, entry only for 'Indian nationals' is the first in T&C Thank you Kakarat. I do satisfy both the condition...
by Aarvee
27 Feb 2020 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4222
Views: 962732

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Any launches in April/May? Visiting India and would love to take my son to witness.
by Aarvee
05 Feb 2020 04:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I have a technical question - how long does it take to sequence a virus? How long are the amino acid molecules? (is that the right question at all?) It is the DNA that is sequenced. For RNA viruses, RNA is extracted, reverse transcribed into cDNA and then sequenced. The amino acid sequence is deriv...
by Aarvee
03 Feb 2020 05:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

No, the corona virus is another retrovirus like HIV and uses similar cellular transcripts to self replicate. They also probably used interferon. It is an obvious trial strategy. Nothing extraordinary at all. Certainly if those successes are established, it will be a major relief. Sorry, Coronavirus...
by Aarvee
01 Feb 2020 15:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/coronavirus-contains-hiv-insertions-stoking-fears-over-artificially-created-bioweapon A bit more about the HIV protein similarity. If we read the comments to the original biorxiv article, multiple posters suggest valid points junking the similarity. Basically, ...
by Aarvee
01 Feb 2020 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some experts feel snakes are unlikely source as they are clod blooded. Their viruses will find it harder to adapt to warmblooded hosts.

Ramana sir, even bacteria have viruses.
by Aarvee
31 Jan 2020 05:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 592765

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A good site to track cases.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps ... 7b48e9ecf6

Open source information, of course.
by Aarvee
23 Jan 2020 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2724
Views: 764856

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

sum wrote:Is a 0 CEP even possible for ranges of over 3000 km? What are CEPs of comparable state of the art missiles of today?


Possibly manoeuvring end stage that can home in on target?
by Aarvee
20 Jan 2020 07:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2724
Views: 782430

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Aah, makes sense. Thanks for clarifying.
by Aarvee
20 Jan 2020 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2724
Views: 782430

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Sorry, FOC by March "2021"? Thought it was imminent!
by Aarvee
16 Jan 2020 05:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1421
Views: 174476

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

TDP's DNA is pro-Telugu and anti-congress Ahem! Allied with TRS in 2009?, the party which led to bifurcation of the state. Tied up with NDA, with the same guy, whom they originally allegged to be the mastermind of 2002 and brought down NDA2. Back stabbed NDA3 and Then tied up with Congress and shar...

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