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by Bharat
29 Mar 2009 21:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 318
Views: 11742

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

http://news.rediff.com/report/2009/mar/29/brahmos-missile-successfully-test-fired-again.htm "The missile was successfully launched at 11.15 am and in the next two-and-a-half minutes, it hit the bull's eye in the Pokhran firing range in Rajasthan," an official said. 290 KM in 150 seconds tr...
by Bharat
14 Mar 2009 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 361290

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

The report is correct. If we don't deploy and try to develop best in the world system, it just makes it impossible. DRDO has got the right approach in breaking down the various stages. An early deployment would also clear out various operational issues, provide a better understanding of requirements...
by Bharat
09 Mar 2009 00:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 24579

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

http://www.asianage.com/presentation/leftnavigation/news/top-story/army-will-push-for-a-third-trial-of-brahmos.aspx The Indian Army will push for a third test of a new version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, following two tests, one of which failed while the other was successful, Army sou...
by Bharat
07 Mar 2009 10:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 24579

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Arun_S: Could you please explain a bit more.. ?
Also.. have we met in Sunnyvale once for lunch about 5 December's back ?
by Bharat
07 Mar 2009 09:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 24579

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Based on the cancellation of further missiles and closing down of production line at Bharat Dynamics http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Mar72009/scroll20090307122568.asp?section=frontpagenews That's what surprised me.. I don't look at a situation where we need the Prithvi in a nuclear role. Yes, It...
by Bharat
07 Mar 2009 08:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 24579

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

My 2 cents worth.... Brahmos is a tactical battlefield weapon; so it can be used as a tactical missile for terrorist camps, static radars, buildings (hosting enemy intel centers) in a city etc. It has a range of 290 Kms with 600 lb warhead. It cannot be nuclear tipped unless we have that weight warh...
by Bharat
07 Mar 2009 01:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 24579

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

How can two or three more tests be sufficient? Shouldn't we test fire an actual Agni missile on a 1,500 Km range and intercept it? Maybe that's on the cards, but I have not read about. It appears that DRDO undertook this test. Shouldn't an operational test be conducted by the army/air force who are ...
by Bharat
06 Mar 2009 05:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 24579

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Pradyumna is another name for Lord Krishna and in some writings is the son of Lord Krishna and Rukmini. He is also one of the few who knew how to break the Chakravyuha. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pradyumna http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wars_of_Hindu_Mythology I don't get the signifigance of it, but...
by Bharat
14 Dec 2008 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 184341

Re: Indian Navy anti-piracy ops.

Great Job!!! What are the chances of an IN ship getting into a bad tangle with these guys? What impact can a RPG have on the ship's exterior; or if it sneaks through on the ship upper structure? We need to hyper-careful now as the Somalian pirates might decide to lure a IN ship and ambush it. Having...
by Bharat
11 Dec 2008 05:53
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 166555

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

The bans are useless. Dawood has been declared a terrorist for 5 years now. What's happened? nothing.. zilch.. nada.Does not the US know the truth about Hafiz Saeed and Azhar..What about the IC814 hijackers?
by Bharat
29 Nov 2008 04:47
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 111204

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

There has never been a case of multiple terror situations within kms in an urban environment. The entire Indian security apparatus was caught unawares, and I would not say that our response was the best we could do at the time. Once it's over, we should do a synopsis of the attacks and develop plans...
by Bharat
19 Feb 2006 15:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 670970

For Special Forces.. there are possibly two level of active deployments. 1. Attack/sabotage which requires insertion of troops .. Well, if its a Kargil type war, then the decision lies with the local commander ( Tiger Hill). If its a one off operation which involves a snatch job of high profile targ...
by Bharat
19 Feb 2006 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 670970

Surya, when you mean mufti .. you mean covert ops. Those guys do not remain on stand by teams for hostage recovery. They are intel guys who are trained differently. HRT does only hostage recovery.. .They do not do cross border attacks or sabotage attacks. Also when you shave your head regularly.. th...
by Bharat
19 Feb 2006 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 670970

I understand the problem of having the local country supporting us for a rescue mission. But have we developed policy on we would handle it. Has the NSG evolved since the last rescue mission? If a plane lands in a foreign territory, do our embassy officials call up their counter parts and tell them ...
by Bharat
18 Feb 2006 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 670970

I have not seen this thread (maybe in trash can) which deals specifically with HRT. I tried to raise this topic in an earlier thread but got no response. We need to develop a credible HRT team which can land in any part of India with air time + 1 hr. Plus we need to have teams ready to perform on sh...
by Bharat
04 Feb 2004 10:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 59796

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

The other aspect of AQK is that in future a Pakistani scientist would think a hundred times before doing something illegal in another nation or proliferating to Fundoos etc etc. on Govt. orders.

Now only the hardline scientists would work with the super fundoos...
by Bharat
01 Feb 2004 06:09
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 59796

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

My two cents worth of analysis ..... The pressure from the US must have been enormous. For Musharraf to sack a national hero is a big big dangerous step. As far as lot of Pakistanis are concerned the issue that Khan made money and is superduper rich is not that important. The fact is Pak has a nucle...
by Bharat
29 Jan 2004 21:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 62988

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

It seems to me that the US allowing the perception that pakistan is a nuclear weapons state to persist is purely so that it can continue to work on "denuclearizing the region". If pakistan is publicly known to be nuke nude, then the non prolif jihadis in the US SD have no excuse for de-nuking India...
by Bharat
29 Jan 2004 19:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 62988

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

John Umrao and Vijay J Read what C Rajamohan has written carefully. Lot of it is true . There will be ramifications for us too. Be sure for that. Already someone like Krepon has stated that "India and Pak" have unsecured nuclear facilities. We will have to bring about laws (if we don't have those ) ...
by Bharat
24 Jan 2004 23:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 62988

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

The reports on Beg, Gul and Xerox is a testing of the waters by the Mush Govt. They want to see the public reaction and take action. Primarily because Beg and Gul represent the era where militancy started to climb. They hold vast influence over the fundoos and bridge the gap between Army and Terrori...
by Bharat
13 Jan 2004 02:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 65401

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

<B>Paging rgos [/b]
Can you please mail me at bharat_19@hotmail.com
by Bharat
11 Jan 2004 06:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 65401

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

rgos:
Can you mail me at bharat_19@hotmail.com
I am also working on the Monte Carlo simulation for an entirely different topic and would like your help if it's possible.
by Bharat
05 Jan 2004 02:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 65401

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

If Pakistan has been denuked then the non proliferation Gurus would expect India to be presurrised next. But right now Iran, NK, and Libya are the nations on the radar. It would be very tough for GOTUS to get the Indian Nuclear forces rolled back. The amount of nuclear infrastructure in India is gro...
by Bharat
09 Jan 2003 10:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 57128

Agni test of 09 January 2003

The MSN and Indiatimes report testfiring of Agni-1. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/xml/comp/articleshow?artid=33843445 NDTV has also reported in the news. Apparently it is the Agni-SR . On the Rediff site http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/jan/09agni.htm posted ...later The up in the ante o...
by Bharat
03 Dec 2002 04:01
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 32159

Re: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

The area commander should have the right to vacate intruders.
But as far as IAF is concerned the approval should be from the MOD.
The reason for that is IAF will be an increase in the level of warfare and this would lead to an egg in the face when local commander and IAF commander jump the gun.
by Bharat
03 Dec 2002 03:27
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II
Replies: 80
Views: 32159

Re: IA/IAF: Op Parakram and Kargil-II

<I>"In this case, more Pakistani soldiers may have been involved," said an army officer. The Indian Army initially mounted artillery attacks from three sides on the structures built by the Pakistanis. Pakistani troops responded with equally fierce artillery fire, leading to the death of at least 11 ...
by Bharat
13 May 2002 00:54
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 54794

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

Raj , you are dead on. I don't think IAF would be allowed to go to anti nuclear operations.It would be tough to do it successfully and miscalculation chances are high. IAF would go for air bases, ammo and fuel dumps.IAF would also go for camps , madrassas , terrorists HQ. IA would go for forward cam...
by Bharat
13 May 2002 00:33
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pak nukes activation during Kargil crisis - Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 10257

Re: Pak nukes activation during Kargil crisis - Discussion

"Pakistan’s uranium bombs are designed to be dropped by plane or carried by Ghauri missiles, while smaller plutonium warheads can be attached to Chinese-made M-11 missiles." What is the difference in weight ? You require 6 kg of Plutonium instead of 35 kg of Uranium.That is not a major differe...
by Bharat
08 May 2002 22:38
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 54794

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

Tim, just how intensive and precautious are USAF ops? For eg. India ,Pakistan Israel would make their aricrafts refuel and take off ASAP to make max. usage of aircraft.Does the USAF observe the same principle ? Cause most of the times USAF is in max. nos and air defence a premier priority with diffe...
by Bharat
08 May 2002 16:41
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 54794

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

Hey, this thread has gone from discussing aspects of exercise to a punishing attack on non nuclear strategic assets to a direct attack removing Pakistan's nuke weapons. One very easy plan is to rob the US model which is definitely present. I am not in favour of an all out attack removing Pakistan's ...
by Bharat
03 May 2002 09:58
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 54794

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

Vikram , Johann thanks for the info. Mohan, What is being discussed is various goals of battle.An independent Sindh is the high end goal that would be only after Rawalpindi ,Islamabad are razed to the ground. The main strategy is to push for maximumdamage in weapons and systems in a short war. Mohan...
by Bharat
03 May 2002 00:23
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 54794

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

<B>Could someone please answer these.</B> How many guns are there in an arti division? How many tanks are there in a tank regiment ? What does an armoured division or brigade consist of? How would you define a strike corps?(I mean what differentiates it from normal corps in terms of weapons) Water a...
by Bharat
02 May 2002 18:26
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 54794

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

I need some very basic info:- How many guns are there in an arti division? How many tanks are there in a tank regiment ? What does an armoured division or brigade consist of? How would you define a strike corps?(I mean what differentiates it from normal corps in terms of weapons) Vikram, An armoured...
by Bharat
09 Feb 2002 21:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 3)
Replies: 25
Views: 10764

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 3)

Medhi, What I am saying is that Pakistan would not accept the fact that Prithvi is a conventional warhead... Also I am talking of a war situation where 6-7 Prithivs are in air at the same time. Also we can state that the AGNI SR has relieved the Prithvi of it's nuclear role and now it will be used p...
by Bharat
09 Feb 2002 17:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 3)
Replies: 25
Views: 10764

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 3)

The AGNI SR test can be based on the following : 1.Prithvi is not a stable platform as the fuel must be on board just hrs prior to flight. It is too close to the border for comfort and can be spied upon easily by Pak. 2.Logical conclusion of Agni is 3500+ km missile that is too hit China and that ra...
by Bharat
25 Jan 2002 21:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 58254

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

I have seen the TV clips. It seems to be a single stage missile. The normal second stage of the AGNI is missing. It is the first stage+warhead. The 700 kms is purely Pak centric. Some analysts on TV said , I think Raj Chengappa that the Prithvi was too close to border for Indian comfort and the Agni...
by Bharat
18 May 2001 00:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India and the NMD-2
Replies: 66
Views: 25617

Re: India and the NMD-2

One of the main reasons we responded to the NMD favourably was cause for the first time we were being considered in the strategic framework of the US.<BR>Unlike China we are a vibrant democracy and we can share a more harmonious relationship with the US in the economic sense.<BR>Also similar consiti...
by Bharat
19 Jul 2000 01:40
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: National Security Review
Replies: 1
Views: 4039

National Security Review

<U><B>National Security Review.<BR></u><BR>Threats facing India.<BR></B><BR>1.Pakistan<P>2.China<P>3.Internal Disintegration due to religious and seperatist movements.<P><B><B>Pakistan.<BR></B><BR>Nuclear Scenario. <BR>[/b]<BR>It can cause great harm to India by initiating a nuclear attack with miss...
by Bharat
21 Oct 1999 07:44
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indo/US relations - what next ?
Replies: 34
Views: 16882

Re: Indo/US relations - what next ?

Bajirao Peshawa,<BR><B>I was just trying to point out how Indo US relations can improve in different spheres and they can help in removing Indian problems of illitteracy and malnutrition[/b]<BR>
by Bharat
20 Oct 1999 23:26
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indo/US relations - what next ?
Replies: 34
Views: 16882

Re: Indo/US relations - what next ?

Narayan , I think you are again equating Indo US ties with Pak US ties.Why should we do that?We are concerned only if US sellss arms to what you fondly refer to as TTP.If US is talking with Paks on reducing terrorism the better for us.You can agree that if US pressurises Pakss to stop supporting Ter...

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