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by Arun A
12 Nov 2003 19:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/12/politics/12NUKE.html Taken together, the reports show that Iran and North Korea have each dabbled in separating plutonium — one path to a bomb — and have each set up centrifuges to enrich uranium. The difference, as the C.I.A. told Congress, is that North Korea has...
by Arun A
09 Nov 2003 20:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

CIA: Korea's bomb ready WASHINGTON | The CIA has told Congress that it now believes that North Korea has mastered the technology of turning its nuclear fuel into functioning weapons, without having to prove their effectiveness through nuclear tests. Decades ago, the country received early aid on it...
by Arun A
26 Oct 2003 18:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

He was on to discuss the TSP saudi deal. Most of the calls were from people opposed to the Iraq war or some nuts who think Israel carried out the 9/11 attacks. He talked of the CM of the NWFP, Akram Durrani(?), whom he met a couple of days ago. The CM thinks Nawa-i-waqt(sp?) is a reliable source whe...
by Arun A
26 Oct 2003 16:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Arnaud de Borchgrave is on C-span right now talking about the TSP-saudi nuke deal.
by Arun A
22 Oct 2003 07:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

MR: Debka is Israeli disinformation, but i wouldn't dismiss the UPI report. The whole thing has to do with Israel's strike against the Syrians. With the US out of saudi arabia and a huge force in Iraq, the saudis probably think Israel could strike them at will. If the Israelis do that, the saudi reg...
by Arun A
21 Oct 2003 00:09
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

A Secret Place It’s hard to keep from laughing at the ugly vases, carpet slippers, House of Commons whisky glasses and other junk on display until I notice a peculiar detail. In the past few years, one gift after another has been credited to high-ranking defense officials from Iran and Pakistan. Is...
by Arun A
03 Oct 2003 22:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 96156

Re: Indian Biotech News & Discussion

Protein database unveiled An international team of scientists this week unveiled the Human Protein Reference Database, an online database that currently contains entries for the 3000 most-studied human proteins. Information on a total of 10,000 proteins is expected to be in the database by year's e...
by Arun A
30 Sep 2003 07:08
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Iran Acknowledges Enriched Uranium Found VIENNA, Austria - Iran acknowledged Monday that additional traces of weapons-grade uranium have been found on its soil but argued they came from abroad _ a claim U.N. and other experts said cannot be discounted. Iran has refused to say where it bought the co...
by Arun A
15 Aug 2003 19:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60042-2003Aug14.html]N. Korea Shops Stealthily for Nuclear Arms Gear [/url] Front Companies Step Up Efforts in European Market The dimensions of the tubes suggest to nuclear experts that North Korea is attempting to build a type of gas centrifuge d...
by Arun A
14 Aug 2003 23:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 News & Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 26987

Re: MiG-21 News & Discussion

India admits it bought used MiG-21 jets

India on Thursday admitted it had purchased used or decommissioned trainer versions of the Russian-made MiG-21 jet to meet "urgent training requirements" of the Air Force.
by Arun A
11 Aug 2003 17:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

John Bolton is the Foggy Bottom non-proliferation ayatollah...so the North Koreans weren't off the mark by much. THE NUCLEAR COSA NOSTRA August 11, 2003 -- AFTER hurling some choice diplomatic words such as "human scum" and "bloodsucker" at State Department Under Secretary John Bolton last week, Nor...
by Arun A
04 Aug 2003 21:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Iran Closes In on Ability to Build a Nuclear Bomb Tehran's reactor program masks strides toward weapons capability, a Times investigation finds. France warns against exports to Islamic Republic But a three-month investigation by The Times — drawing on previously secret reports, international offici...
by Arun A
28 Jun 2003 02:07
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 97951

Re: Kargil Revisited

A.H. Amin again.. Wars of opportunism Opportunism and self-projection is the motive wars degenerate into petty soldiering and a sheer waste of resources. This was the case with the Kargil Blunder of 1999 which was essentially an exercise in self projection and led to at least 400 fatal casualties an...
by Arun A
17 Jun 2003 22:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Iraq: check North Korea: check Iran: check TSP's got the axis of evil covered.... U.S. seeks world support in exposing Iran weapons U.S. intelligence agencies have cited Russia and China as sources of Iran's nuclear technology. But U.S. officials have refused to confirm media reports that Pakistan, ...
by Arun A
14 Jun 2003 02:23
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 97951

Re: Kargil Revisited

From The Nation(TSP) Kargil remembered by Muhammad Ahsan Yatu The Kargil expedition will remain somewhat mystery forever, because it will never be unfolded in its entirety. However, time will continue to construct its story bit-by-bit and year-by-year, benefiting from independent sources. Reports pr...
by Arun A
05 Jun 2003 00:22
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Does Iran have nuclear ambitions? A source close to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has told RIA Novosti the UN nuclear watchdog's recent mission to Iran led by Director General Mohamed ElBaradei had examined a site of more than 200 centrifuges, among other nuclear facilities. The sou...
by Arun A
31 May 2003 21:40
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Shaping Reality: India vs. China
Replies: 98
Views: 43185

Re: Shaping Reality: India vs. China

Intellectual property in China: Guard it or lose it Rampant piracy in China comes as a rude shock to most foreign companies. Put in place an intellectual property protection strategy, or don’t expect to see the fruits of your creativity. Selwyn Kwok knows the dangers of protecting intellectual prop...
by Arun A
15 May 2003 18:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Are TSPs nukes of Russian origin? Pyongyang has dozens of nukes, top defector says The general told the magazine that North Korea secretly imported nuclear bombs from the former Soviet Union in 1983 and now has four Soviet-made nuclear missiles which, with a range of 8,000 kilometres, could reach th...
by Arun A
10 May 2003 00:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Commie rat part of TSP-NK nuke deal.. China, Japan, and General Xiong A - perhaps the - key player on the Chinese side is the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) deputy chief of staff (for intelligence) General Xiong Guangkai. To some he is known as the butcher of Beijing. He ran the second department ...
by Arun A
24 Apr 2003 23:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Up...This link is good now that NK says it has nukes

Documents’ prove Pakistan still helping North Korea

From the Daily Times.
by Arun A
21 Apr 2003 22:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Looks like TSPs dong arent going to get an upgrade anytime soon.. Explosion hit North Korea missile test site: report A US spy satellite monitored a strong explosion that rocked North Korea's test site for ballistic missiles in November last year, South Korean reports said Monday. Washington has pas...
by Arun A
21 Apr 2003 20:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Link doesnt work. I'll post it if it comes up. Accident at the N. Korean Tae-Po-Dong missile test site Last year, there was a major explosion accident at the Tae-Po-Dong missile test site at Hwa-Dae, N. Hamkyung Province, N. Korea. According to sources from Defense Ministry and USFK, there was a big...
by Arun A
31 Mar 2003 06:08
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Time to rethink NFU
Replies: 224
Views: 70433

Re: Time to rethink NFU

Yeah baby yeah...go on..just do it..upset the old world order...
Pyongyang's belligerence forces Japanese to think nuclear
by Arun A
24 Feb 2003 01:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Inspection of nuclear facility in Iran adds to fears over weapons program During the visit to the Natanz site, inspectors found it includes a small network of centrifuges for enriching uranium. Inspectors also learned that Iran has components to make a significant number of additional centrifuges. ...
by Arun A
16 Feb 2003 10:13
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results
Replies: 153
Views: 60279

Re: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results

Sukumar/Vishnu: This is what the US calls a package.. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A13971-2003Feb15.html A succession of American technological wizardry quickly follows: an RC-135 "Rivet Joint" reconnaissance plane, for intercepting enemy communications; EA-6B jets, for jamming enem...
by Arun A
15 Feb 2003 22:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Now this guy is actually a rocket scientist.. Glenn: Action against dictator could inflame world’s Muslims COLUMBUS - Posing one of the "what ifs" surrounding a U.S. invasion of Iraq, former U.S. Sen. John Glenn yesterday expressed concern that al-Qaeda could obtain nuclear weapons by toppling Pakis...
by Arun A
12 Feb 2003 18:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

CIA Head Predicts Nuclear Race Using North Korea as a starting point, Tenet said, "Additional countries may decide to seek nuclear weapons as it becomes clear their neighbors and regional rivals are doing so." In North Korea's case, Pakistani scientists in the mid-1990s laid out a road map of compa...
by Arun A
25 Jan 2003 11:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62407

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

CP on TSP-NK nuke link Q: How concerned are you by the evidence that continues to dribble out about Pakistan's role in this and the reports that we continue to get, or hear about, about Pakistan talking to people in Iran, in Indonesia, about further proliferation? A: We are concerned about all form...
by Arun A
14 Jan 2003 02:55
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- January 2003
Replies: 38
Views: 3816

Re: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- January 2003

http://www.navlog.org/indian_ssgn.html India Leases Russian Nuclear Guided Missile Sub (c) K.B. Sherman, 2003 In early December, sales of antacids soared in Pakistan upon the report in The Indian Express that New Delhi had agreed to lease a nuclear cruise missile submarine (SSGN) from Russia as par...
by Arun A
13 Jan 2003 20:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 58340

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

Originally posted by Priyank: Dosen't the liquid fuel have to be loaded just prior to launch and wouldn't that affect response time. Once the liquid fuel is loaded, how long can the missile be kept in the ready state? Arun_S? Anyone..? War, if it does come, won't come out of the blue. Even if the f...
by Arun A
12 Jan 2003 00:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 58340

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

Originally posted by Rudra Singha: 3000km is still not enough to reach Beijing from Tamil Nadu. I guess 6000 km should be the goal - brings japan into our 'peace and friendship' embrace. something to wave at UK is in order too. GD. Japan may be closer to the Indian embrace than you think. This is f...
by Arun A
10 Jan 2003 09:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 58340

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

Originally posted by Abhijit_ST: I think the withdrawal from NFU is a diplomatic statement to various players (uncles, poodles, TSp, PRC etc.) that we are upping the ante in the game. No point in upping the ante unless you absolutely have to. TSP needs to publicly declare a FU policy because it wan...
by Arun A
10 Jan 2003 08:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 58340

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

Originally posted by Neshant Sajen: > Also see the word tactical being used in > connotation of India. I think the NFU will be > revised This is a good catch although I do not think it implies any change in NFU. Previously India has only talked about strategic nuclear weapons. The word tactical wou...
by Arun A
10 Jan 2003 05:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 58340

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

GeorgeJ

Name one mission critical technology anywhere in the world that has a 0% failure rate.

I still dont get what testing over land proves..Does it validate the techonology in some way? Does it serve to assure the civilian populace that we have a missile that we know works?
by Arun A
10 Jan 2003 04:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 58340

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

Originally posted by George J: Aaaah see now the jingos are thinking.....imagine this same 1% failure rate manifesting itself...when the NCA have given the go ahead to launch a Agni-1 with a Tactical Nuke on it. After all our assumption is that after lobbing half a dozen Agni's into the sea we woul...
by Arun A
10 Jan 2003 04:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 58340

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

Originally posted by George J: Aaah but you see thats a trick question. If the technology is mature (since India is actually developing it) or proven (since our neighbours actually bought it) then you dont have to worry about missiles falling from the sky except in their intended target zones. Are ...
by Arun A
10 Jan 2003 00:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 58340

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

Originally posted by muddur:
>> Now its our turn

Sad that India is now trying to follow Pakistan ! Has India fallen behind ?
The soviets had a man in space when the American rockets were blowing up on the ground.

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