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by karthik.k
01 Nov 2004 20:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 82984

KGoan,
Thank you very much
/kk
by karthik.k
31 Oct 2004 07:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 82984

KGoan, Saar please send me the mail too. karthik [dot] k [at] extremix [dot] net. There seems to be considerable evidence that Iran if left alone will come out of theocracy. But what of the Revolutionary Guards. How can the world be sure that there will be no anti-zionist nutcases amongst those task...
by karthik.k
30 Oct 2004 16:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 82984

AbhijitST & Sunil S, Rogue behaviour need not be proliferation alone. What about an Iranian JDAM in Tel Aviv ? Iran with nukes will exactly be an copy of Pakistan wrt to its behaviour towards India. We have strategic compulsions behind our relations with Iran, but that need not translate into su...
by karthik.k
29 Oct 2004 05:11
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 82984

The presence of anti-US individuals in the top echelons of the conservative Iranian leadership lends great stability and consistency to Iranian foreign policy. These people act as a vital counter balance to Pakistan in the world and given the unpredictable nature of US-Pakistan and US-Saudia relati...
by karthik.k
24 Oct 2004 19:04
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Mumbai Airshow Pics
Replies: 106
Views: 55887

Rustom,
Couldn't you just upload it using FTP ? I can provide the necessary disk/bandwidth. Jagan could then download it thro FTP/HTTP. If you guys agree I will mail Rustom with the necessary info.

/kk
by karthik.k
19 Oct 2004 19:23
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Mumbai Airshow Pics
Replies: 106
Views: 55887

I can provide a decent amount of bandwidth if needed. Feel free to ask.

/kk
by karthik.k
16 Jun 2004 17:36
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 84822

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

Originally posted by Calvin: Here is another question, are the remaining (i.e., non-combat-ready) troops typically ready for defensive operations, if the enemy counterattacks at a place of its choosing? I am getting a little confused here. From what I understand of RayC posts, the battlegroups are ...
by karthik.k
16 Jun 2004 05:48
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 84822

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

Originally posted by wyu: The military situation is almost identicle to that of the 62 Sino-Indo War when the PLA left, they were in no position to challenge the InA relief force. The point here is that for a political victory to work, the victim must be willing to play the part of the victim. [OT ...
by karthik.k
04 Dec 2002 19:55
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 50042

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Sridhar, The article by Wg. Cdr. Parasnis even otherwise is mostly junk. There is a lot of bile against Nehru in that article and he might well have deserved some of it, but there is nothing in that article which adds to our understanding of the India-China relationship of either the past or the pre...
by karthik.k
21 Oct 2002 09:58
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 50042

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Harsh, When you say, Indeed, recent books, using much the same source material, plus referring to legal and historical material regarding Tibetan claims to independance, Indian claims Aksai Chin - and the baselessness of China's claims to both - have done much to refute his hypothesis. which books a...
by karthik.k
15 Jul 2002 15:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 67715

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Does this mean curtains for the Karna ?
by karthik.k
06 Jul 2002 01:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks
Replies: 111
Views: 40813

Re: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks

Mike, IMHO, it is not that your thread has not generated any interest. It is just that the questions you ask seem to be too precise to evoke any answers with the current public domain information available. For example, I searched for Al-Zarrar on google, only to find no (to my recollection) informa...
by karthik.k
08 Apr 2002 08:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Kohinoor and the Queen
Replies: 34
Views: 17281

Re: Kohinoor and the Queen

Originally posted by kgoan: Originally posted by Raja: [b]I dont think british peformed comparable atrocities on mass amount of people like Nazis. Maybe spanish would compare if not surprass. Bengal famine anyone?[/b] My command over history is not so good, but wasn't something like the Bengal fami...
by karthik.k
15 Mar 2002 23:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 44523

Re: Understanding INSAS

Raj: This is in case you decide to make this post into a full fledged article. Here are some links I dredged up on the origins of an assault rifle. The Assault Rifle: Fact and Fantasy Far more modern in concept and still an effacious weapon today if an ammunition supply can be secured, the MP.43/44 ...
by karthik.k
15 Mar 2002 20:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 44523

Re: Understanding INSAS

Great work. IIRC, an article, whose link was posted here on BRF, talked about a German rifle Sturm Gehwr (or something) actually being the first assault rifle in the world. You could check this out just for factual accuracy. Also do you have any info on the much heard about Schmeissers ?
by karthik.k
27 Jan 2002 07:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 59879

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

If there were indeed two tests, would GoI have let the 2nd missile be photographed in flight ? Testing a missile on the sly and letting out the pics to the media doesn't make sense to me. Kindly enlighten.
by karthik.k
26 Jan 2002 11:48
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, IAF
Replies: 51
Views: 23261

Re: Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, IAF

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by CSchwab: Sorry if this sounds like a personal attack, but you made a very foolish statement wishing for war to make someone a Field Marshal. I sincerely hope this is not reflective of the general opinion here. Mar...
by karthik.k
26 Jan 2002 09:46
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, IAF
Replies: 51
Views: 23261

Re: Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, IAF

My salutes to the great man. I faintly remember reading how the rank of a Field Marshal was awarded trivially in Nazi Germany, thus diminishing its stature. The incident about von Paulus just serves to reinforce that opinion. In WWI, even Luddendorf did not make it to the rank of a field marshal. In...
by karthik.k
19 Jan 2002 20:44
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Who was responsible for Kashmir being taken to the UN?
Replies: 46
Views: 29452

Re: Who was responsible for Kashmir being taken to the UN?

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by kgoan: Is there a reason to avoid looking at the context in which such decisions are made?<p>People seem to have a fascination to play "what if" games, devoid of any connection to reality. Adopting the economists ...

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