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by shiv
15 Dec 2017 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158184

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

I think it is time to invent a proto-proto-IE We can simply start with "proto Indian" What is proto Indian and when was it spoken? It was spoken 30,000 years ago by the people who painted images of dancers and hunters in the Bhimbetka caves of Madhya Pradesh. They had red dyes BTW :) Thos...
by shiv
15 Dec 2017 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2267
Views: 351328

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Not my area of expertise but I wouldn’t ‘test’ a missiles from a top line operational sub unless it was fairly mature. I was wondering about this and maybe ramana or someone could step in here aboutthe exact process of ejecting the missile underwater and the mechanism used to ignite the rocket moto...
by shiv
14 Dec 2017 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2267
Views: 351328

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

They may say pontoon and test from sub no?
by shiv
14 Dec 2017 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3452
Views: 219939

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I could have linked these articles in the history thread - but they indicate what the air force does even today and has plenty of stuff about how people and aircraft behave at high altitude - with no jargon Fantastic articles http://jpjopenpage.blogspot.in/2009/07/from-my-log-book-part-ii.html http:...
by shiv
14 Dec 2017 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 27
Views: 780

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

This is a timely topic, but what is the basis for this claim: For those of us living in India every single detail - the amount you have in your bank, your shares, investments your tax records are all stored in servers mostly in the USA. Most banks and local companies have their own IT infrastructur...
by shiv
14 Dec 2017 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158184

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

peter wrote:These two words are almost identical: Sarasvati and Harahvaiti. They can't represent two different things.

Sir please don't keep posting utter bullshit. Even a 5th standard student will tell you that Sarasvati and Harahvaiti are different. Are you insane or do you think we are stupid?
by shiv
14 Dec 2017 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158184

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

I understand that point and have a similar attitude -- I mean, the same folks who will mock hindus and demand explanations to disprove the "fact" that Ramayana is a myth will also turn right around and pretend that they strongly believe in a guy who was born without his mother having indu...
by shiv
14 Dec 2017 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2754
Views: 156900

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Again how can you produce proof of graft if no enquiry is conducted? Anyone can allege graft against anyone else and then demand enquiry. Here you allege the graft and want an enquiry. Allegations such as those could be defamation. I say that what you said was defamation and you need to be sued for...
by shiv
14 Dec 2017 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158184

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

speaking for myself, I would like to know how a bridge was constructed across a 30 mile stretch (which I believe it was) -- must have involved some amount of cleverness, and it would good to know that. floating rocks that were light to carry across and dump on the water to sink once all the water w...
by shiv
14 Dec 2017 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158184

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

I would like to explain my thoughts about "histories" versus "narratives of the past" A "history" has dates and some details that the historian has noted. Those details may be what he has witnessed, or has been told by someone, or can be verified by documents and decree...
by shiv
14 Dec 2017 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158184

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

Also one cannot assume that the land bridge was only pumice. Ramayana clearly states that first the rocks sank and then when the name of Rama was written on the rocks, it started to float. In other words all rocks with the name Rama on it floated. Or all rocks that could float were marked with the ...
by shiv
14 Dec 2017 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1325
Views: 110868

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Frankly the information about Indian nuke subs is such a closely guarded secret that I would be surprised if such information is leaked out, or if leaked - may simply be deliberately misleading. In fact this "non stretched" 3rd sub information does not correlate with this Sandeep Unnithan ...
by shiv
14 Dec 2017 05:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275717

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Something i just noticed. Mig-21 can carry drop tanks on it's outer plyons! I wonder if such a requirement was ever considered for LCA. Ofcourse the size of the wings are different, may be a factor. Saar MiG 21 used to have only 2 wing pylons when we bought it and used it as frontline fighter for p...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2898
Views: 279292

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

OK I found that - the Turboprop Islander has the Allison 250 engine that was placed on the HTT 34
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2898
Views: 279292

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Fuel supply design issue of HPT-32/HTT-34 design were never resolved, irrespective of engine. BRF members blamed the engine, but Islanders using the very same piston & turbine engines never faced any fuel starvation issues. No Sir. It was the HPT 32 fuel supply issue that was never solved. The ...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2898
Views: 279292

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

From an acquisition timelines perspective, the Ka-226 vs LUH scenario is similar to the Pilatus vs HTT-40 situation. Albeit the latter was only on drawing boards at the time. It looks like we will end up buying both and lets hope thats for the best. HTT-40 wasnt there when a Deepak replacement was ...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 27
Views: 780

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

There are financial arguments being made - apparently US GDP will go down if we shift data to India. This link says it will be cost more for india - but the post above this says it will be cheaper.I think it will be cheaper and safer to keep data in India. US will fight because their money collectio...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 27
Views: 780

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/info-tech/route-domestic-net-traffic-via-india-servers-nsa-tells-operators/article5022791.ece Route domestic Net traffic via India servers, NSA tells operators New Delhi, Aug. 14: The Deputy National Security Advisor has asked the Telecom Department to look at way...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 19:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 27
Views: 780

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

I don't think Govt is even thinking in these terms. Wasn't there a news about senior politicians using gmail etc for their official purposes. So all confidential info can be ready by you know whom. Heck, we are even cavalier about Chinese phones flooding in Indian market. There was recent news (thi...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 19:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1684
Views: 243027

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

New Google Earth images with massive new constructions near Nathu La by Chinese - putting permanent positions on high ground that they never had before
27°22'11.96"N 88°51'52.42"E
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 17:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158184

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

JEM - that is a beautifully explained version of something that is plausible and I believe did happen
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 27
Views: 780

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

Unfortunately, this thread is like "doomsday is coming" - "Sky is going to fall on Thursday" Even I would ignore anyone who said that. But it remains an important subject because there is now the potential to cause serious disruption and no one in power seems particularly concern...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275717

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Mach 2 is cold war heritage. They had to catch and hit high flying bombers.
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275717

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:It is exactly that. It is a supersonic dash from TO to intercept within 10 minutes, subsonic thereafter.

I expect LCA to be able to this with 4 AAMs each though.


If you know, and if it is not a state secret. What is Tejas climb rate?
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 10:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 27
Views: 780

Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

I am hoping to get some useful inputs on this topic. The issue is so easy to describe, and yet so important that I don't even know if a thread can be made out of this. We have a lot of itvity people on BRF and they will only react to this with a "ho hum, so what's new?". It is all well kno...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2898
Views: 279292

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I was talking from the perspective of giving the russians "something", if you must do that, give them something that at least we can use. The idea that Russians must be given something or that something is done to please the Russians brings along with it the complication that they control...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 09:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275717

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

. btw why would plane be restricted to only 2 AAMs? Wouldnt this be a function of its thrust ? I seem to recall seeing Rafale and M2k pics with supersonnic efts and bristling with AAMs... Those Rafale pics show 4 BVR and 2 WVR - and vulgar looking aesthetics killing drop tankis but those planes are...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275717

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Folks here is a little titbit ( a little item of information, NOT part of a mammary gland ) http://www.airvectors.net/avvulcan_1.html About the Vulcan Once in the air, the Vulcan B.2 had excellent high-altitude performance, with its big wing allowing the bomber to maneuver with agility at heights w...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 08:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275717

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Folks here is a little titbit ( a little item of information, NOT a part of a mammary gland ) http://www.airvectors.net/avvulcan_1.html About the Vulcan Once in the air, the Vulcan B.2 had excellent high-altitude performance, with its big wing allowing the bomber to maneuver with agility at heights ...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 68
Views: 2020

Re: Tactics & military craft

I was happy to start a discussion on the LCA thread that brought BRFite old timer and fighter pilot Air Commodore "Tikoo" Sen aka "Abhibhushan" out of hibernation. Browsing through his blog again I came across a blog post that describes the model of Air Force-Army coordination in...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275717

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

And shiv that is saar not maam. ramana you have obviously not heard the original joke about Speedy Gonzalves saying "Slambaamthankyoumaam" That apart I know Abhibushan personally. In fact when I was forum admin he had requested me to give him the forum handle "Ahibhushan". I mis...
by shiv
13 Dec 2017 07:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158184

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

I am still not recovered from earlier mental gymnastics. So any lies and fake references propagated by our PIDI historians. Now I wonder how reliable are earlier Greek works. They didn't even know how to record history. Horrible pronunciation of words. Can't say a single word without messing it up....
by shiv
12 Dec 2017 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275717

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Abhibhushan wrote:The whole sortie lasted less than 10 minutes.

:shock: :shock:

Wow. Slambam thankye maam!
by shiv
12 Dec 2017 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158184

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

Also all the arpi suktas mention three rivers/goddesses in a particular order related to period-Ila, Bharati,Sarasvati. The vedas are about the bharatas/purus and thus only they are termed aryan, noble. even, trasdasyu the ikshwaku scion when saves them from some defeat is referred to as as "a...
by shiv
12 Dec 2017 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158184

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

Why, sir, cant the bhrigus be both, iranic priests and Vedic rishis Sir. There was no Iran. Iranian Priest. Iranian religion. Persian Priest. Persian religion are all western Orientalist constructs. They were Vedic scholars who went wast from India. The evidence is obvious except for people who nee...
by shiv
12 Dec 2017 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275717

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

17th Annual CFD symposium, August 11-12, 2015, Bangalore CFD studies of a Supersonic drop tank for a generic fighter aircraft (LCA) Very informative. If this is about the LCA, the paper says that the existing 450 L tank is already a supersonic tank. This study was to increase the capacity of the fu...
by shiv
12 Dec 2017 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2323
Views: 275717

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

But if the purpose is urgency anything hanging off the aircraft is a liability. Most pictures I have seen of CAP by western fighters feature drop tanks. But none are doing CAP at supersonic speeds. They probably empty those tanks first and if at all a supersonic dash is needed they would jettison th...

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