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by P Smith
25 Aug 2002 05:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes
Replies: 22
Views: 12385

Re: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes

Imtiaz Ahmed>> In particular, am interested in knowing more about which Indians originated in India. Interesting phraseology. Anyway, the article being referred to is at http://www.genome.org - search for Bamshad ("Genetic Evidence on the Origins of Indian Caste Populations". Genome Research, June ...
by P Smith
27 Jul 2001 00:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran-II Yield
Replies: 33
Views: 9917

Re: Pokhran-II Yield

<I>Sanjay>> PKI says that S-1 is comprised of a 20kT primary and a fusion secondary designed for 25kT...The 23kT S-1 figure is..an extrapolation of his statements.</I><P>Slish retread here. Sanjay, no such extrapolation is necessary. He is on record as having accepted the official yield figures (and...
by P Smith
07 Jan 2001 00:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA ground run & some other questions
Replies: 102
Views: 48028

Re: LCA ground run & some other questions

To add a little to the topic of turbine blades - when alloys solidify, they can do so as crystals with one pre-dominant direction of growth like a coniferous tree (columnar) or symmetrically like a snow flake (equiaxed). Since the main stress in the blade is centrifugal, we'd rather have columnar de...
by P Smith
03 Dec 2000 02:41
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: PA Corps and Commanders - II
Replies: 113
Views: 52769

Re: PA Corps and Commanders - II

This is from the 'news update' section of Hindu (2nd December) and is sure to disappear soon. From an interview given by Ahmed Masood to Izvestia:<P><B>Masood vows to end Afghan war in Pakistan</B><BR>...``It is Pakistan, which is trying to hide its aggression with the talks of a civil war,'' Masood...
by P Smith
29 Oct 2000 04:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Regimental Centre List
Replies: 49
Views: 16968

Re: Regimental Centre List

<A HREF="http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/oct24/namar.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/oct24/namar.htm</A> <BR><B>Maratha Light Infantry centres bi-centenary fete...</B><P><BR>
by P Smith
14 Sep 2000 04:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Regimental Centre List
Replies: 49
Views: 16968

Re: Regimental Centre List

bishwa, don't know if the excerpt below definitively answers your question..<P> <A HREF="http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORCES/Army/Articles/Article2.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORCES/Army/Articles/Article2.html</A> <P><I>Added Signalman Girish Barua, "I had just comp...
by P Smith
27 Aug 2000 02:38
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: PA Corps and Commanders - II
Replies: 113
Views: 52769

Re: PA Corps and Commanders - II

<A HREF="http://www.stratmag.com/page04.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.stratmag.com/page04.htm</A> <BR>Commander of 31 Corps - Lt.Gen. Taheer Ali Qureshi<P>PA-Aviation Orbat - <A HREF="http://www.pakmilitary.com/army/inventory.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.pakmilitary.com/army/inventory.html</A>
by P Smith
08 Jul 2000 00:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LTTE Order of Battle, June 2000
Replies: 36
Views: 9729

Re: LTTE Order of Battle, June 2000

<A HREF="http://www.itn.co.uk/c4news/home/20000705/Story05.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.itn.co.uk/c4news/home/20000705/Story05.htm</A> <BR>There's a 5 minute video report of the midget sub captured by Thai authorities - likely the one Johann mentioned.<BR>
by P Smith
22 Jun 2000 06:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ
Replies: 39
Views: 12381

Re: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ

Dunno if this is part of the FAQ; some links to comments, interviews and articles on some technical aspects of POK-2 :<P> <A HREF="http://www.fas.org/news/india/1998/05/980500-conf.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.fas.org/news/india/1998/05/980500-conf.htm</A> - Press conference of RC, Kalam et al. on ...
by P Smith
14 Jun 2000 07:51
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: PA Corps and Commanders - II
Replies: 113
Views: 52769

Re: PA Corps and Commanders - II

Ref to NLI being made a regiment - <A HREF="http://www.pakdef.com/army/news8.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.pakdef.com/army/news8.html</A> . Amidst a lot of impressive delusions it is mentioned that,<P>"In recognition of the historic bravery demonstrated during the Kargil battle by the men and offic...
by P Smith
11 Dec 1999 05:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: IAF vs PAF: Some observations on attrition
Replies: 24
Views: 10230

Re: IAF vs PAF: Some observations on attrition

USAF crash/mishap statistics for FY'98 - <A HREF="http://www-afsc.saia.af.mil/magazine/htdocs/janmag99/fsmjan99.pdf" TARGET=_blank>http://www-afsc.saia.af.mil/magazine/htdocs/janmag99/fsmjan99.pdf</A> <P>Warning: it's huge - I'm not sure if it includes the ANG as well. The numbers for this year are ...
by P Smith
27 Oct 1999 06:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni -> Surya?
Replies: 21
Views: 6944

Re: Agni -> Surya?

No problem Ramana. <P>Try <A HREF="http://209.207.236.112/rlg/980327-range.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://209.207.236.112/rlg/980327-range.htm</A> for a detailed intro. on this subject. For those trying out the equations in this paper, what do you think about eqns. 3 & 4?
by P Smith
13 Oct 1999 02:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Yield of Pokhran II ?
Replies: 37
Views: 10479

Re: Yield of Pokhran II ?

Calvin: No, don't have a webpage. Just stored bookmarks.<P>Any news/answers in Parliament about analysis of tritium samples from the H-bomb site? Look forward to Sunil and Salman's English translations!
by P Smith
11 Oct 1999 13:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Yield of Pokhran II ?
Replies: 37
Views: 10479

Re: Yield of Pokhran II ?

The yield story so far:<P>Counsel for the Prosecution:<BR>a) <A HREF="http://www.geo.arizona.edu/geophysics/faculty/wallace/ind.pak/index.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.geo.arizona.edu/geophysics/faculty/wallace/ind.pak/index.html</A> , the Terry Wallace paper.<BR>b) "Monitoring Nuclear Tests" Barke...
by P Smith
30 Sep 1999 08:32
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: References in the wake of Agni II
Replies: 4
Views: 3906

Re: References in the wake of Agni II

<A HREF="http://www.hindustantimes.com/ht/nonfram/150499/detnat05.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.hindustantimes.com/ht/nonfram/150499/detnat05.htm</A> <P>
by P Smith
23 Sep 1999 07:59
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: History of India
Replies: 49
Views: 26640

Re: History of India

uday, if the book has not been borrowed, I'll post some details by this weekend. If this thread is still around.
by P Smith
20 Sep 1999 09:42
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: History of India
Replies: 49
Views: 26640

Re: History of India

<I>uday>>by highligting explicit do you imply any implicit memory? If yes,would you pls give example?</I><P>If you can get your hands on - <BR>Erdosy, George ed., "The Indo-Aryans of Ancient south Asia: Language, <BR>Material Culture and Ethnicity" (Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 1995). The two artic...
by P Smith
17 Sep 1999 10:17
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: History of India
Replies: 49
Views: 26640

Re: History of India

A rambling, hopefully coherent narrative from my amateurish understanding:<P>1) Earlier theories thought of the Harappan people being migrants from Mesopotamia and of diffusion of agriculture from the fertile crescent to NW India. However, recent discoveries of aceramic, agricultural and animal-dome...
by P Smith
19 Aug 1999 12:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India's Second (Nuclear) Strike Capability
Replies: 15
Views: 7153

Re: India's Second (Nuclear) Strike Capability

<I>Calvin>> 500g (Pu) equals 9KT. Is this based on idealized scenarios?<BR>In this case, 4kg cannot exceed 70KT.</I><P><BR>Calvin, is this the kind of info. you are looking for? <BR><A HREF="http://www.ceip.org/programs/npp/pdf/CH11J.PDF" TARGET=_blank>http://www.ceip.org/programs/npp/pdf/CH11J.PDF<...

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