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by Aarvee
30 Mar 2020 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 86
Views: 9807

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: 4398
Views: 323083

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: 4398
Views: 323083

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: 4398
Views: 323083

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: 4398
Views: 323083

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: 4398
Views: 323083

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: 4398
Views: 323083

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: 4217
Views: 948220

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: 4217
Views: 948220

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: 4398
Views: 323083

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: 4398
Views: 323083

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: 4398
Views: 323083

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: 4398
Views: 323083

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: 4398
Views: 323083

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: 2604
Views: 712828

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: 2305
Views: 662971

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: 2305
Views: 662971

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: 1351
Views: 155119

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...
by Aarvee
13 Dec 2019 06:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1476
Views: 228752

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

I haven't seen this before. Has this been released before? Is this Arihant? https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-indias-arihant-class-missile-submarine-serious-problem-china-104232 Kalvari class sub, possibly INS_Karanj. You can also see "md" logo of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders. Ariha...
by Aarvee
06 Dec 2019 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4752
Views: 609635

Re: Internal Security Watch

The police are just covering up their incompetence and inability to conduct an actual investigation constructing a real case that can get a conviction in the court by basically committing extra-judicial killings. Are we absolutely sure all 4 were definitely involved in the crime? :roll:. Why don't ...
by Aarvee
06 Dec 2019 10:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4752
Views: 609635

Re: Internal Security Watch

A couple of close family friends who retired but were high up in AP/TS transport (Div commiss/break inspect/RTO etc) were mentioning that there is no way he could have disabled the truck by disconnecting the wire and the officials couldnt figure that out. They know all the tricks in the book. more l...
by Aarvee
06 Dec 2019 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4752
Views: 609635

Re: Internal Security Watch

sum wrote:IIRC, similar thing was done in the acid attack case a few years back

yup, same top cop was involved then in Warangal when YSR was the CM.
by Aarvee
05 Dec 2019 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657274

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

According to this link, the three other accused in Priyanka Reddy's rape and murder are muslims as well. Can somebody in Hyderabad please verify it. https://www.theyouth.in/2019/12/04/all-accused-of-hyderabad-rape-were-muslims-police-admit-to-change-their-names-says-swami-narhari/ Yati Narsinghanan...
by Aarvee
05 Dec 2019 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2626
Views: 611904

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Manu Pubby on twitter Intriguing statement, if there is no typo.. 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 I...
by Aarvee
23 Sep 2019 11:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155119

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

The problem with TDP is that majority of the cadre/supporters do so only looking at caste angle. So first it is a kamma party, then Nara and Nandamuri party. Their lust for power has resulted in the leadership of the party to stoop down enough to shake hands with RG and Mamta begum. I think the educ...
by Aarvee
20 Aug 2019 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 160833

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Another way OBOR/CPEC screws local countries: import of diseases! https://www.pigprogress.net/Health/Articles/2019/8/Philippines-start-pig-cullings-due-to-ASF-fears-462822E/ https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3764739 I know the peaceful countries dont care about pigs but whats to stop other disea...
by Aarvee
20 Aug 2019 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1401
Views: 254378

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Another way OBOR/CPEC screws local countries: import of diseases! https://www.pigprogress.net/Health/Articles/2019/8/Philippines-start-pig-cullings-due-to-ASF-fears-462822E/ https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3764739 I know the peaceful countries dont care about pigs but whats to stop other disea...
by Aarvee
23 May 2019 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 146435

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

You can get the mood by looking at S.Ghosh's face :D
by Aarvee
07 May 2019 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13427

Re: The Autobiography Of A Killer

Manmohan wrote:So I am having to type it all over again. Hence the posts restricted to weekends and the lengths of the posts.


:shock: :shock: Really appreciate your effort, please, take your time. Cant wait for the book to come out.
by Aarvee
06 May 2019 10:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 63
Views: 13427

Re: The Autobiography Of A Killer

Moving on after Jhansi, I remembered that I’d forgotten to have lunch in the middle of all the talking with Lt Rajiv and the siesta that followed. ................ Writing is pretty good. Is the story already written or is it being written? If already written, can longer passages be posted in great...
by Aarvee
19 Apr 2019 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4752
Views: 609635

Re: Internal Security Watch

sarathy wrote:Indeed! And out there on the Net just like that (not even on one of the onion sites) :eek: . I don't see how this can be used in an "innocent" way!


Any idea where these sort of things can be reported?
by Aarvee
16 Apr 2019 16:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4752
Views: 609635

Re: Internal Security Watch

https://www.go4worldbusiness.com/find?s ... ers=buyers some one wants the precursor to S a r i n -g a s delivered to WB. Looks like it's from 2015 but still, sends chills down the spine. Are there other innocent uses for this stuff?
by Aarvee
22 Mar 2019 12:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 828620

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sumeet wrote:Now all we need is Digvijay and Mani Shankar to open their mouths in following weeks. Fun time indeed !!!!


They are the best campaigners for BJP :D
by Aarvee
17 Mar 2019 23:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 11486

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

Dear MP sir, you caught our imagination with your simplicity, sandals on your feet and a ball point pen in your shirt pocket. You were simple, not your resolve to serve your country and people. You will be remembered forever and missed. Sadgathi prapthirasthu.
by Aarvee
26 Feb 2019 11:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 173515

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Let me say this the LoC will open to Pakistani airforce strike today evening. mark my words. Im the Dim cannot take it lying down. Bajwa has to be in for a second term.. PoK will open today. We must do the land grab in PoK NOW relax. air strike inside india is extremely difficult unless they are on...
by Aarvee
29 Jan 2019 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 299215

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

watched the movie yesterday. Cinemas was packed and literally there were no seats left in the show I went to in Melbourne, Australia. Audience started clapping in the end once the mission was successful. Doesn't happen normally, Jingo khush hua!!
by Aarvee
09 Jan 2019 19:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 954929

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

AShukla's blog says this:

"(FOC) configuration, which was accorded on December 31."

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