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by shiv
25 Sep 2017 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Some cold war president asked his advisers the question: "If we nuke the Soviets pre-emptively, can we have a guarantee that they will not be left with even one nuke that they can send to the US?" The answer was "No", and this served as a deterrent in the early cold war years whe...
by shiv
24 Sep 2017 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15424

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

But Doctor Sa'ab it is also valid on all government officers. Limiting the military and forcing them to go through Babu while leaving the Babu free to do the same? This is how the babu becomes "Mai-Baap". deejay sir, you beat me to it..additional point is..the army man has his life on lin...
by shiv
24 Sep 2017 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15424

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

But Doctor Sa'ab it is also valid on all government officers. Limiting the military and forcing them to go through Babu while leaving the Babu free to do the same? This is how the babu becomes "Mai-Baap". Fair enough. I was only saying that it is possible to influence people with hospital...
by shiv
24 Sep 2017 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15424

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

What a dumb move. What opportunity to cultivate does a course offer that a trip abroad as a tourist will not? Hell, there are enough opportunities to cultivate in India as arms corruptions scandals show. Let MI and IB counter-intelligence do their jobs. And what about the IAS/IPS? Half of them are ...
by shiv
24 Sep 2017 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

I mean, someone can say: "We are developing nuclear weapons to deter the threat from these aggressors". But if they say: "We are going to send a missile with a nuclear weapon into your country as soon as we are ready" is a suicidal statement, is it not? Why do they say this? It ...
by shiv
24 Sep 2017 06:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

All NK nonsense aside, China wants US to get out of the region. China wanting the US to get out does not mean that NoKo does not and cannot independently wish for the same thing. Everything I see seems to suggest that NoKo is not going to become a Chinese colony any time soon. In fact pulling China...
by shiv
24 Sep 2017 06:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

More posturing . US flies bombers close to Loan coast. The more I see of this posturing the less I feel that there will actually be a outbreak of war. It may not be that useless. It definitely serves two purposes 1. It serves as a challenge - if NoKo tries a shootdown/intercept an incident can be c...
by shiv
23 Sep 2017 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 296174

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Enjoy: Effect of artillery fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrubDDcygb4
by shiv
23 Sep 2017 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4551
Views: 390808

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

And I haven't heard on why CIWS systems like the Phalanx haven't integrated the laser director from the above Laser programs so few shots do the kill? and not waste a whole lot of lead. Phalanx type systems are last ditch efforts and are meant to make a wall of lead milliseconds before a missile hi...
by shiv
23 Sep 2017 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1549
Views: 210131

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Shiv, it is meant for exports, I doubt China will employ the best material. I would say this is just some cheap good enough material intended to maximise profits. Anyways China's customers for this kind of platform(saudi arabia, pakistan, Nigeria etc) probably wouldnt care a lot for uav frame mater...
by shiv
23 Sep 2017 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1549
Views: 210131

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Here's a question for engineers or others in the business. What material is the body of this UAV/Helo made of? It could be ABS plastic like some car fenders which I think can be moulded easily into those beautifully fitted parts. I doubt if it is metal and I don't think it is fiberglass either becau...
by shiv
23 Sep 2017 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3869
Views: 125400

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

On the other hand these have not been separated from other beliefs that have been allowed to creep in - rarely but tragically like anointing the fresh-cut umbilical cord of a newborn with unsterile stuff including cowdung. How many Indians suffered from peanut or other food allergies? Lots of this ...
by shiv
23 Sep 2017 17:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

So US is being considered having been challenged and put in a bind. What is in it for N Korea? What concessions does it get? Is Cheen squeezing it to take the risks, if so, what is Cheen giving in addition or not taking away for this service? US out of Pacific or Indo-china sea or Guam are for Chee...
by shiv
23 Sep 2017 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 641
Views: 107214

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

What is Umbani? Not a relative of Dhirubhai I am guessing..
by shiv
23 Sep 2017 07:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

@ramana: How can you be sure that no further proliferation to Pak will occur (i.e, ``Abbasi got the message"). Abbasi is irrelevant here. GHQ could well obtain NoKo TN design. How would this make a difference to India? The US's 10,000 nukes going up to several megatons made no difference to No...
by shiv
23 Sep 2017 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3869
Views: 125400

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

There are other areas to consider - if ancient science is an interest then why not discuss the Indian view on atomicity or particles (Kananda), or heliocentric view, or other achievements. An objective view will create a more positive impact on younger desis and world, rather than fanciful attempts...
by shiv
22 Sep 2017 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Austin wrote:EXCLUSIVE Russian Report from inside N Korea: Do Not Underestimate North Koreans!


A very informative video, thanks Austin
by shiv
22 Sep 2017 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Ironically, NoKo has done to the US what Pakistan did to India. The US was complicit in allowing Pakistan to get nukes and funded Pakistan through its worst times- so I do harbour a sense of Schadenfreude. India has not "seen Pakistan through" but has pulled itself up enough to face up to ...
by shiv
22 Sep 2017 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

If ("if" because UBji wouldn't agree with me) US is scared of NoKo's nukes today then how will they fight tomorrow? This is how I see it. Everyone is scared of nukes. No one wants to be nuked. No one wants to say "Hey we lost just one city but we nuked the other guy to hell. We won.&...
by shiv
22 Sep 2017 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Exactly! That is my original point. That US has lost its deterrence because china has outsourced its own risk to NoKo. Now US has to rebuild its deterrence by confronting china straightaway. We have come full circle in this debate. Confronting China because of NoKo threats is the part that does not...
by shiv
22 Sep 2017 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Alert! a paki owned 'Indian' defense forum, please read
Replies: 461
Views: 37608

Re: Alert! a paki owned 'Indian' defense forum, please read

Amoghvarsha wrote:Can anyone tell a noob like me if IDF is a paki forum or not?

What is IDF? Link please
by shiv
22 Sep 2017 08:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3869
Views: 125400

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

The problem created by attempting to force-fit ancient texts into the framework of current knowledge is the same as that created by the likes of Max Muller and others "translating the Vedas" to fit their worldview Hinduism is like a fractured ceramic artwork whose structure is derived from...
by shiv
21 Sep 2017 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1549
Views: 210131

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

deejay wrote:The white ones look bigger.

The white ones also have a little "nose" like semen collecting pouch on a condom tip. These will get exported to Pakistan
by shiv
21 Sep 2017 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Close, but not on bunkers. A nuke strike on a nuclear facility/missile site can be passed off (those who know will know, can't help that, just bluntly deny it) as "sympathetic detonation of poorly-designed illegal nukes following a 400% conventional strike". It would be very interesting i...
by shiv
21 Sep 2017 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

No sane nation can do such stuff the way NoKo is doing. <snip> aren't these too risky assumptions <snip> Again, big assumption for any sane country's comfort. The game of chicken that NoKo is playing is always based on risky assumptions. Anyone with a fancy for betting might actually make this bet ...
by shiv
21 Sep 2017 18:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Firstly, I find it incredible that a tiny country like NoKo is daring the US with nukes so blatently in unprecedented manner. They are leaving no stone unturned to provoke the US. Don't they know already that they can be wiped out in matter of minutes? From NoKo's viewpoint it makes perfect sense. ...
by shiv
21 Sep 2017 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 36800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

As I said earlier, US's task is cut out. It can either pack up and go home or be more aggressive. They don't want a war. They don't even need to go to war as such. All they have to do is to rebuild their deterrence. Their deterrence against NoKo has failed. So now they have to start threatening dir...
by shiv
21 Sep 2017 07:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3479
Views: 485230

Re: Small Arms Thread

Saurav Jha‏ @SJha1618 The indigenously developed ARDE light machine gun has a got a second wind with the import tender getting scrapped. OT comment. Mainstream journalists are able to take scathing criticism and almost never block anyone because they want their reports ot be read. They may mute the...
by shiv
21 Sep 2017 07:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 58765

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

To me - a non expert, it means that Shiv saar or deejay, if it is not a pain, could you also pen a few paragraphs on how a new platform is inducted and how this process of operationalisation is conducted. Yikes. Please don't put my name side by side with deejay here - I am only an armchair warrior....
by shiv
20 Sep 2017 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 58765

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Hope springs eternal. Now only if we can get more inducted fast, we are going to see a change in mindsets. Once the IAF's homeboys fall in love, LCA will hopefully soar. At about 4 min 42 sec the Wing Commander says "We are trying to operationalize this aircraft as soon as possible" To me...
by shiv
20 Sep 2017 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 641
Views: 107214

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

IAF looking at arming Hawks with Brownstones and ASRAAM- Livefist Strange considering that they have an option of taking up the upgrade to the Advanced hawk standard which not only delivers the said weapons capabilities plus also adds approx 10% more powerful engine along with an improved wing in t...
by shiv
20 Sep 2017 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 641
Views: 107214

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Aditya_V wrote:Well now looking at the LCA thread it seems the IAF wants ASRAAM (which shares the same seeker as the Aim-9X) on the LCA as well, I guess IAF is pretty impressed with the Asraam Seeker and relatively long range for a WVR missile.

according to BRF interpretation of some media article, if I may add..
by shiv
20 Sep 2017 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 58765

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I have never understood the utility of lifafa in press. Cause a lifafa is a lot more useful when it comes to a politician and not a reporter. No. No. The reporters job is to get eyeballs to his paper/portal which then attracts advertisers revenue. Also paid article mention specific products. When t...
by shiv
20 Sep 2017 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 58765

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What a nonsense lifafa article! I am in agreement with tsarkar that Aroor's pieces are looking more and more like sensational 'watch this space' paid articles. With a massive increase in the number of defence reporters and articles - we now swallow every one of them and make then truth to be follow...
by shiv
20 Sep 2017 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4243
Views: 172079

Re: Deterrence

Cross post Pretty informative article on the time line of the NoKoNuke program from a Russian source. Nuclear bomb with self-reliance . One of the key arguments is that the attack on Libya was bound to influence the determination of NoKo to go full hog. The following statement will not go down well ...
by shiv
20 Sep 2017 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 58765

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Would be good to know how many flights Sq 45 have done so far. In general I think no Air Force publicizes the number of flights/hours put in by a squadron unless some milestone is achieved because that gives Intel agencies an idea of uptime and how much flying the platform and squadron are doing . ...
by shiv
20 Sep 2017 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3869
Views: 125400

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

syam wrote:
I am decided to stick to my theory. It is Indian empire.Not Greek.

New stuff to me and I have no reason to doubt what you say. But my effort is on an era that pre-dates Greek history by 2000 to 3000 years. In fact this entire thread starts off from the viewpoint of India prior to 1000 BC

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