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by shiv
22 May 2018 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 889
Views: 32743

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Here is a board warning issued to me by Karan when I pointed out that he was spamming a thread along with Philip. This is misuse of admin privileges and a delusional accusation that I am trying to support Philip. He accuses me of wasting forum bandwidth by ONE post ignoring a series of posts he mad ...
by shiv
22 May 2018 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

ShauryaT - my trying to rebut Karnad will not improve his knowledge or change mine. That quote is full of bitter polemic and accusations. If you agree with them fine. If I agree or don't agree I will say so - but frankly Karnad does not interest me in the least bit. I never read or listen to him. I ...
by shiv
22 May 2018 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 362469

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Would it be possible for Philip and Karan to stop spamming this thread with..

-Post edited to remove meaningless drivel. Don't repeat this sort of behavior.
KM
by shiv
22 May 2018 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

ramana wrote:8 inch M 203 howitzer?


This one
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by shiv
21 May 2018 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 967
Views: 159182

Re: Aircraft Recognition

https://twitter.com/Aviationdailyy/status/998349327104921601 ^^The plane is NOT an F-5 as I thought - it is an NF-5 https://www.turkyildizlari.tsk.tr/en-us/About-Us/About-the-NF-5-Aircraft NF-5 aircrafts, which have been in service at Tuaf since 1987, are preferred as the most suitable aircraft for ...
by shiv
21 May 2018 11:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

. (I am no nuclear weapons expert - just a nuclear physicist - but I don't think *any one* has a gun-type mechanism in any of *modern* arsenal) Speaking of guns - you must have seen that video of the single one-off test of an atomic artillery shell. I was watching that video again and suddenly some...
by shiv
21 May 2018 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2738
Views: 449164

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I think the Chinese know damn well that their J-20 is perfectly detectable from some aspects and less so from other aspects. Saying that they were detected gives them zero information because they won't know the methods and ranges and angles from which they were detected. Dhanoa may well have been i...
by shiv
21 May 2018 06:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304983

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

We are actually jackasses because no one asks the geneticist which genes code for language. When you ask them they will point to linguists/archaeology papers and say 'Language migration has been demonstrated by linguists who tell us that PIE was in steppe and those people moved to India and Iran, c...
by shiv
21 May 2018 06:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2738
Views: 449164

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

kit wrote:+1 . Frankly baying from the rooftops saying we see them also tells them when we are not as well

It does not. We may simply not be saying it.
by shiv
20 May 2018 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2339
Views: 465282

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Made for each other. Ajai Shukla reports and we believes.
by shiv
20 May 2018 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 362469

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Karan M wrote:If cost was the only criteria, then why is the IAF not flying Sopwith Camels??

OEM spares not available..
by shiv
19 May 2018 17:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

HEU derived gun design is very unlikely because of the size. One of my professor (quite famous - who actually worked in Manhattan project) remarked that accurate word for the design should have been " cannon design"...the mechanism is definitely cannon (too big to be called a "gun&qu...
by shiv
19 May 2018 05:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304983

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

On Twitter, manastaramgini: Indo-Aryans: If we go by mainstream indological models .blah blah blah The "we" always tickles me no end - especially when used by an individual. This is not a royal we, it is an ass covering we. It always reminds me of that song "Inhi logon ne" from ...
by shiv
19 May 2018 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

Could we stick to deterrence please? There is a separate India Nuclear thread for lamenting about the state of the civil nuclear program
by shiv
18 May 2018 14:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304983

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

Anshuman Kumar ji, other than me and a few other mice no one has attacked linguistics yet so there has been no sustained attack on linguistics. And as far as my knowledge goes no one else has launched as much of a tirade against linguistics as I have done so please don't imagine things. That we must...
by shiv
18 May 2018 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

RoyG wrote:BK needs to chill with the megaton language.

You mean megatonne language :D
by shiv
18 May 2018 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

I think you have got it wrong about subkiloton and sophistication. It requires great sophistication to squeeze 10 kt out of a 30 cm diameter missile. It is the diameter that is the problem. Plutonium has to be squeezed efficiently from all directions to get the maximum yield. Or else it will be sub...
by shiv
18 May 2018 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304983

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

In fact this is what I mean. It is possible to publish honest stuff that goes against the crap being thrown at us. But trying to use western portals, western validation and western peer review will not work. We have to use our own portals to have our voices heard. That bolded part is so important I...
by shiv
18 May 2018 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304983

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

^^ I am reminded of a quote from Sir William Osler that was part of the classic surgical textbook edited by Bailey and Love IIRC (Shiv can pipe in with more on this I am sure): " He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not...
by shiv
18 May 2018 06:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2339
Views: 465282

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Typing out relevant excerpt from Airborne IRST Prepares to Leap into Uncharted Territory - IHS Feature Report, 2009 (ihs.com): The PIRATE sensor head is mounted above the Typhoon's radome ( the optimum position for IRST air to air operation ) and slightly to the left of the airfcarft centerline (al...
by shiv
17 May 2018 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

ramana wrote:I think in honor of Pakis begging for roz ki roti whe should call the it 'flying roti' concept.


This also fits in well with the Chinese connection where flying would be frying roti
by shiv
17 May 2018 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304983

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

Tradition is questionable. While this is fundamentally wrong what is the argument you have to offer against it? The problem is that tradition is malleable. But one should be able to show consistency, e.g., if the archaeologically established material culture and the content of the texts and the tra...
by shiv
17 May 2018 19:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304983

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

Rg Veda, the evidence of the antiquity of which is not written material, but its content, and tradition. I am working on an article on ancient India-Iran relations for Infinity foundation and I am reading even more material about Iran and Zend Avesta than I did a few years ago when I started readin...
by shiv
17 May 2018 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

Not really, you could cold test the flying plate design. DAHRT can probably help. Regardless, I don't think Pakistan would ever use it against Indian forces nor would India think about seriously launching incursions past 15-20 km. They probably reached some sort of city buster threshold which Massa...
by shiv
17 May 2018 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304983

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

It only means the Paper is neither here nor there. It subtly raises the question on association of R1a/R1b to the so called IE languages and also shows that the Yamnaya through the Maykop have probably southern ancestry as MayKop Y Haplogroup profile is very similar to the southern contemporaneous ...
by shiv
17 May 2018 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304983

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

This is what I meant when I said that we need to use that model. Stand on whatever post/pedestal/tower you get and jerk off and let your seed spread far and wide. This is the way of science now. Or else the baton of science and knowledge-production is ripe for being grabbed back from the institutio...
by shiv
17 May 2018 08:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3JNY4IY8u2bcmpiUzZaMDk5aUE/view?usp=sharing This is an image of the blast effects radius of a 15 kiloton bomb https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3JNY4IY8u2bLVdvZkY4MUU1TEE/view?usp=sharing This table shows blast effects from 0.1 kt onwards https://drive.google.com/fi...
by shiv
17 May 2018 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

Shiv: saw the video. only comment: very good. Also please see, if you have not, the paper I posted for tanks ( http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a112303.pdf ). The data is old but still very valid. (we can fairly accurately model the effect etc without trying an actual bomb) Modern tanks are ...
by shiv
17 May 2018 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

Shiv ji: A couple of comments. The paper below estimates a yield of up to 10 KT within that 30 CM frame, based on the W-33 design. Since much of this miniaturization needs advanced designs, which requires testing to be credible, we can probably discount the sophistication of Pakistani TNW and IMO, ...
by shiv
17 May 2018 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2339
Views: 465282

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

IRST is a tool. Mounted on top it will see forward and up. Mounted underwing it will see forward and down. Every a/c does not need to be IRST equipped - but the one that has IRST in an underwing/underfuselage pod can serve as an IR early warning system by flying separately at high altitude away from...
by shiv
16 May 2018 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 304983

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

⋅ Reproducibility is the ability to test a result using independent methods and alternate choices in data processing. This is akin to a different laboratory testing an experimental result or a different climate model showing the same phenomena etc. ⋅ Replicability is the ability...
by shiv
16 May 2018 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 362469

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

This? May not be Indian
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by shiv
16 May 2018 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 362469

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Can anyone identify this loadout?
From https://youtu.be/Y1pj8yqrKlI?t=92
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by shiv
16 May 2018 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

https://twitter.com/bennedose/status/738307011339640832
Chart shows the damage radius of nukes of different yields. Subkiloton Tac Nukes <1kt not even listed

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by shiv
16 May 2018 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

I had done some reading up and did a video on the proposed use of TNW by Pakis in a video. This included my analysis of what their use would do to tanks but my assumption is a TNW yield of about 0.2 kt. Please seen and comment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxJvLNrZzdU
by shiv
16 May 2018 06:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence

Data point for my own future reference (cross post from mil forum) http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/the-cold-start-hypothesis/587347.html Analyst Vipin Narang, MIT-based nuclear analyst, writes that even as the majority of Pakistani strategists see the TNW mindset as providing ‘full-spectrum...
by shiv
14 May 2018 15:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 274879

Re: Deterrence6

Karnad knows less than me about nuclear physics or bombs and I am no expert
by shiv
13 May 2018 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3579
Views: 455102

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The left skid is broken and resting next to the rear MAWS. But it'll be a minor repair. Major concern is whether electronics like Compass EO is affected by the impact. Should be fine. The impact doesn't seem to have been too hard. There is absolutely no buckling visible on the airframe other than t...

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