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by rajivg
17 Aug 2005 02:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: News and Discussions
Replies: 381
Views: 93475

Syed, You are implying that Babar is primarily a strategic weapon. It will then raise the threshold of nuclear war (or blackmail of nuclear war) and thus ensure Pakistan's security from a conventionally superior India. It also means that Pakistan will have to either rely more on cruise missiles as i...
by rajivg
05 Jul 2005 05:52
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Eight Years!
Replies: 41
Views: 20146

Wow. Its been eight years now and still going strong. Happy Birthday BR! Keep up the good work owner/admins, you've got a good thing going on here. Been banned a couple of times, but keep coming back for more. Rakesh, Both of us will probably see the Akula-IIs in our lifetimes, so keep your wallet h...
by rajivg
30 Jun 2005 23:22
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Paris Air Show, 2005 - Exclusive Photographs, Coverage
Replies: 70
Views: 35938

A simple question.

How are the Dhruvs and IJTs transported to Paris for the Air Show? By an IAF IL-76 or some other cargo aircraft? If its an IL-76 or other Indian owned transport, are there any pictures?
by rajivg
09 Jun 2005 22:00
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Garuda-II: Istres AFB, France
Replies: 91
Views: 51071

The upcoming exercise will afford Indian controllers an opportunity to be present as Observers on board an AWACS platform to be fielded by the French -- an E2C 'Sentry' shall be part of the French contingent to the exercise. That should read as E-3C 'Sentry'. The E-2 is the Hawkeye. If this is true...
by rajivg
08 Jun 2005 22:40
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Survey: Which page on BR do you visit first?
Replies: 29
Views: 14257

Not a home page but BR Main Page is the page I visit first while surfing.

I like reading the news items on the main page before coming to the forum.

By the way, the BR staff is doing a great job! Please keep up the good work.
by rajivg
02 Jun 2005 02:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Radar thread - specs & discussions
Replies: 328
Views: 117050

Good marketing by JSF folks. I could see the JSF and F-22 saturating a radar receiver and getting jammed, but actual "frying" seems to be misleading.
by rajivg
10 May 2005 07:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Project 75 & Submarine Options
Replies: 331
Views: 120182

Philip, Its nice to know that the super-duper Harvard economics professor is now making technical decisions for the Indian Navy and Defence Ministry! HDW it is. Deutschland Uber Alles! The Scorpenes are history and the Frenchies will have no apprehension to sell to the Pakis - since they are upset w...
by rajivg
03 May 2005 18:48
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora - RIP
Replies: 104
Views: 46841

May God bless Gen. Aurora and his family. I am sure the General has attained moksh for all of his good deeds.
by rajivg
03 May 2005 00:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Project 75 & Submarine Options
Replies: 331
Views: 120182

Dude it'll take you a few life time to learn and understand what PC does in a week. So stop makeing an a$$ out of your ignorant self and knock some sense in your brain. Katare, My opinions of the FM are based on his previous term and his record so far this term. The idea of imposing CVD, fringe ben...
by rajivg
28 Apr 2005 01:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Project 75 & Submarine Options
Replies: 331
Views: 120182

The only consideration should be the reccommendation by the IN. The IN has said it should be the Scorpene and then why should the idiots in the defence and finance ministry second guess the navy's decision? There will be no submarine deal this year because of the Rs.10,000 Cr. CAPEX cut, and I doubt...
by rajivg
24 Apr 2005 10:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Radar thread - specs & discussions
Replies: 328
Views: 117050

MTBF for military and aerospace systems is slightly different than the conventional technical sense. It refers to: While in operational status, if the weapon system becomes unexpectedly unavailable for any significant duration for any reason, this would be considered as a system failure. If there is...
by rajivg
01 Apr 2005 11:04
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 85410

AlokN, Thanks. What I was hinting at was - The process of refining U235 from U238 (using centrifuges with SF6) takes a great deal of time. Despite Pakistan's progress in centrifuge development, it seems this process is painstakingly long and may not yeild sufficient enrichment. Thus, how many kilogr...
by rajivg
31 Mar 2005 08:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 85410

AlokN, I can only find that Pakistan produces a total of 425MWe from one nuclear power plant. The rest of the reactors in Pakistan are designated as "research" reactrors. The Chasma 2 reactor is suppose to start construction in 2007 and add another 300MWe. Do you have any further information or link...
by rajivg
10 Feb 2004 03:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 67716

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

I wonder how things would have turned out different if Xerox Khan was selling nuclear weapons technology to Columbia, Venezuela and Mexico?

I don't think the US has understood the full implications of this yet and still sees it as unexpected consequence of blowback.
by rajivg
08 Feb 2004 10:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004
Replies: 339
Views: 62830

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004

Don't jump the gun here. Unkil is no fool. He has the keys to TSP nukes and says to the RATS - you can only have them, IFF you plan to use them on India. This way India is checkmated. If Unkil has the keys, then I don't see any reason not have an airstrike on Muzafarbad in PoK. Afterall, TSP gives I...
by rajivg
03 Feb 2004 02:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 58585

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

This post is for the great BR nobles out there and it is a humble request. Is it possible to collate all of the TSP proliferation articles in the last few months on a web site? At least a collection of the links, and if in some cases if the links go away, then to contain the articles in PDF format? ...
by rajivg
04 May 2003 23:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 321
Views: 48106

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

For everyones fyi...

Tejas is radiance in Sanskrit.
Tejas is pronounced Tehas is Spanish and Texas is also pronounced as Tehas is Spanish. Therefore, Tejas = Texas. :D
by rajivg
13 Apr 2003 10:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 53646

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

What is the difference between an ATC radar and an AD radar in India? The differences are the following: Civilan ATC radar is primarily surveillance radar whereas AD radar, as Jagan pointed out, is tied into anti-aircraft SAMs and used to vector interceptor fighter aircraft. Another important disti...
by rajivg
11 Apr 2003 00:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 53646

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

Yes. I understand Jane's has data available, but collating the information makes it too easy for the enemy. I would suspect that BEL has probably modidified transmission characteristics of the different radar systems, just in case to make systems more effective against counter measures. Its not a ma...
by rajivg
10 Apr 2003 09:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 53646

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

PLEASE DO NOT POST POWER, FREQUENCIES AND RANGE OF DIFFERENT RADAR SYSTEMS!

This is a very touchy subject. It could cost the lives of men and material.
by rajivg
02 Jul 2002 09:27
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Five Years!
Replies: 76
Views: 29319

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Five Years!

Wow! Five years and the site has evolved so much. Its very good now and an authority where outside news organizations have links to BR. To all the admins, keep up the good work. Rakesh, You will be missed very much. I hope you have achieved your endeavors of your education and are now moving on to b...
by rajivg
15 Apr 2002 06:36
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Kohinoor and the Queen
Replies: 34
Views: 16063

Re: Kohinoor and the Queen

I don't see any role for Bangladesh or Pak as they were created as Islamic states. They say so formally in their constitution. The Maharaja from which the Kohinoor was taken was Hindu/Sikh and thus it should be returned to that estate, which is now in India. I believe there is a gentleman in Canada ...
by rajivg
14 Apr 2002 00:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Kohinoor and the Queen
Replies: 34
Views: 16063

Re: Kohinoor and the Queen

Legend has it that the Kohinoor was given by Shri Ram to Sita as a gift before they were banished from Ayodhya. Whoever has had the diamond has lost it.

Rajiv...
by rajivg
26 Jan 2002 19:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 57010

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

Lets clear some things up. This may be obvious, but, before an 8000-mile range ICBM can be fielded the economies of scale comes into effect. I don't see it happening until India's GDP crosses the $1 trillion mark and that will take more than decade at present rates. And when that day comes, the US w...
by rajivg
25 Jan 2002 09:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 57010

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

It makes sense if its already deployed to test it as said using the rail mobile launcher system. AFAIK, the mobile launcher has NOT been tested and perhaps this missile has a newer final guidance system.
by rajivg
25 Jan 2002 09:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 57010

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

Oh yes, I almost forgot. Congrats to DRDO and the Indian armed forces!<p>Now, if the GoI can shut down all diplomatic contacts with TSP and withdraw formally from the Indus water treaty - that would really send a good signal to TSP and the west that India means business.
by rajivg
25 Jan 2002 08:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 57010

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

This is just to spin up the Pakis & Mushy. Its also to make sure Colin Powell doesn't sleep too well either, lest he forgets that Pak is conducting terrorism against India.<p>If I were the US or Pak, I'd ignore the whole thing because I know that India wants to get a rise out of it to spin me up...
by rajivg
25 Jan 2002 08:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 57010

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

NDTV says that it was a spontaneous decision reflecting the confidence of the GoI in the military and defense research establishment. NDTV also says it was a mobile launcher and probably a variant or refinement of some sort of the A-II.
by rajivg
25 Jan 2002 08:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 57010

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

NDTV says that it was launched towards the ocean off the coast of Orissa at 8:50AM IST.<p>Again not clear if its A-II or A-III as said by NDTV. By the way, I don't see this as a big deal.
by rajivg
23 Dec 2001 09:59
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Can India re-Value the Rupee?
Replies: 73
Views: 31320

Re: Can India re-Value the Rupee?

A few years back, the Wall Street Journal had an article on its front page saying that the biggest threat to the Indian currency is that huge staple they put in it. It tends to rip most notes and only the skillful can remove the staple without destroying a few notes.

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