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by Vanahan
07 May 2005 02:44
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora - RIP
Replies: 104
Views: 52996

The picture of his uniform against the pyre is poignant. He will be remembered for as long as the Indian flag flies high. Great countries are built on the shoulders of such men.
by Vanahan
09 Aug 2004 22:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 49963

:!: I would not trust P. Sengupta if this is the same fellow fomerly of Asian Defence Mag fame. He has over the years demonstrated that he is both a liar and a plageriser.
by Vanahan
08 Aug 2004 07:52
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge
Replies: 85
Views: 41565

Looking for a quick and dirty answer. Am I right in saying that India is currently in complete posession of the territories referred to as "Siachen Glacier" and to the west of it "Saltoro Ridge" and that the current Indo-Pak faceoff occurs on the western frontlines of the Saltoro Ridge with the PA t...
by Vanahan
08 Jun 2004 18:53
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 104852

Re: Kargil Revisited

Originally posted by Jagan: Like it or lump it, not crossing the LOC turned out to be a wise decision - in terms of rallying international support on our side. International support which counted for naught. It was a disgrace for the Armed forces and a disgrace for the BJP-led government of the day...
by Vanahan
07 Jun 2003 06:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 73470

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

Check out this page from amazon.com on "Spy on the Roof of the World", as well as the review by a "Carter Rila".

Amazon URL
by Vanahan
13 May 2003 08:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 319
Views: 61607

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

PR of 19.5 is way too low for normal design-point operation of Kaveri-type engine. (Just check the specs for base F-404) I presume the tests were being conducted at this particular load setting. Achieving much higher PRs should be no problem. The issue is maintaining efficiency and design life. The ...
by Vanahan
10 Feb 2003 09:16
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 130530

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Vents for the machine gun, of course! Now, they have to turn the whole craft for aiming at the target!??!
by Vanahan
12 Jan 2003 22:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 60808

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

I am ok with the 2-track approach with which the Indian missile program followed, that is from an historical perspective. However, now that we have superceded the liquid-fuel approach with solid-fuel, and mastered larger diameter core motor tech, why not go ahead with designing and building missiles...
by Vanahan
12 Jan 2003 10:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 60808

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

Good find RS. So the missile groups will be based on type/role, rather than numbers (of launchers). Makes sense. Based on this, one may hypothesize 666 for A-III and so on. Nice number. :) Good idea to openly declare certain conventional missile groups under the operational command of Army HQ [333, ...
by Vanahan
09 Jan 2003 11:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 60808

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

This test was supposedly carried out by elements of an Indian Artillery Group, any more info on this? I know 333 handles the P-I. Which group handles the A-II and now the A-I?
by Vanahan
30 Jan 2002 19:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)
Replies: 241
Views: 61158

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)

Why stop at 1.8 m diameter... Something in the range of > 2.1m would be better to shorten missile lengths even more. The ideal scenario would be to develop a family of SRBMs, IRBMs, SLBMs, and ICBMs with one to four stages respectively, all of which based on one such common core motor system. Such a...
by Vanahan
27 Jan 2002 07:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 63405

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

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by k r sai: Agni-II carried a ``velocity-trimming package'' to compensate for the slight performance variations inherent in solid motors. The package in the Agni-II is said to have consisted of liquid-fuelled thruste...
by Vanahan
26 Jan 2002 23:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 63405

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

If one cares to look carefully, he/she will note that even the current Agni RV has a "blunt" nose. This is essentially a *requirement* for almost all re-entry bodies if they do not wish to burn up. The curved surface essentially creates a strong curved shockwave that is formed ahead of the nosecone ...
by Vanahan
26 Jan 2002 21:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 63405

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

Let's not get carried away. I have had some opportunity to watch the footage, and it is my impression that only one missile was fired. That missile being the "Agni-variant" (A-II stage-1 + RV). The "mystery" configuration is ,shall we say, nothing but an "optical illusion".
by Vanahan
26 Jan 2002 00:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 63405

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

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by JE Menon: Very strange. I watched the DD clip on this thingie. They showed the launch of the missile that the Admin has put up in the picture on this thread (sharp-cone nose, white, with orange diagonal stripes, e...
by Vanahan
25 Jan 2002 22:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 63405

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

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by ramana: So the consensus is this (A-I/2) is A-II second stage with the RV? Or is there a new first stage. Could be a little mod due to structure but the core motor should be same as A-II second stage as Arun's cal...
by Vanahan
25 Jan 2002 21:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 63405

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

The photos posed by Arjun Gupta and the Administrator are definitely of one and the same: a new Agni variant based on the first stage of A-II and its RV. This will make that missile nearly 15m (10m-stage + 4m-RV) long with a 1m diameter. <p>The first picture with the new RV( rounded shroud/nose) pos...
by Vanahan
25 Jan 2002 19:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 63405

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

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Arjun Gupta: Yo Vanahan did you write up that analysis or you snagged it off someplace else? Pretty damn technical stuff going on here ;) Yep if that picture is right it sure looks like some fins etc (the layman t...
by Vanahan
25 Jan 2002 18:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 63405

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

A short range version India's Agni missile is seen in a TV image during a test firing Friday, Jan. 25, 2002 off India's eastern coast. India successfully tested the new version of its nuclear-capable, intermediate range Agni missile _ the most powerful weapon in its arsenal _ on Friday, officials sa...

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