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by somdev
04 Dec 2019 12:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
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Views: 269134

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by somdev
03 Dec 2019 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 269134

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

NASA/Shanmuga image shows an impact site and a debris field. So Vikram lander had a hard landing and disintegrated upon impact!

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by somdev
03 Dec 2019 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

:D :D :D :D Sure I will be back again in this thread in 2021 ... till then I won't write anything :D
by somdev
03 Dec 2019 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

See for yourself the recently concluded by-election results in West Bengal. TMC won all three. BJP's state president Dilip Ghosh could not even hold on to his own seat Kharagpur which he vacated on becoming a MP. Even Congress lost its Kaliaganj seat which was its stronghold since 1960s barring thre...
by somdev
03 Dec 2019 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

He is trolling. I believe he was on BRF doing the same thing in the past and got banned. Mamata is giving some soundbites about NRC but all west bengalies want NRC. And even if TMC wins doesn't matter. All data is going to be put into database. Can be revisited even after 500 years. And CPIM asked ...
by somdev
02 Dec 2019 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In 2019 GE for West Bengal Lok Sabha election result was a bonanza for BJP. Indeed it t was but why? BJP had no booth level organisation before Mukul Roy came into scene. He used his organisation skills to enhance BJPs chances. Further, CPI(M) cadres to save their skins transferred their vote enmass...
by somdev
02 Dec 2019 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

NRC will sink BJP/AS-NaMo combine. A small number of infiltrators are Muslims from Bangladesh and that too will stop as B'Desh moves forward on a 8.5% GDP trajectory. Majority of NRC detainees are helpless Hindus (mostly belonging to SC category) who do not even have papers to establish their creden...
by somdev
29 Nov 2019 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Even Modiji seems to be happy with Uddhav becoming CM.... he definitely did not like the way DF played to hang on to power! https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pm-modi-congratulates-uddhav-thackeray-confident-he-will-work-diligently-2140356 Moving forward all regional parties will have a say in nationa...
by somdev
29 Nov 2019 13:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Implanting AIMIM in West Bengal to counter Mamata Banerjee will not work. Garga has more following in the Muslim youths of Bengal (and growing) than Owaisi :D
by somdev
29 Nov 2019 13:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Even Modiji seems to be happy with Uddhav becoming CM.... he definitely did not like the way DF played to hang on to power! https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pm-modi-congratulates-uddhav-thackeray-confident-he-will-work-diligently-2140356 Moving forward all regional parties will have a say in national...
by somdev
29 Nov 2019 02:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Parliament is a place for serious business but unfortunately it has been made frivolous by the likes of Sadhvi with loose talk. The people responsible for providing nomination of such MPs such be sacked from respective parties. There are a million issues the country is facing which need real-world s...
by somdev
27 Nov 2019 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

With Congress Speaker in Maharashtra assembly any further chances of horse trading/monkey business (Karnataka style) will be dim. So for next 5 years this rainbow alliance will persist and rule. Unlike other states, when it comes to Maharashtra, cutting across political lines all politicians have a ...
by somdev
27 Nov 2019 13:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Well in Bihar this is working. Nothing wrong in having a junior partner feel more involved in administration. SS has been with BJP through thick and thin. What is DF trying to create here at the expense of party ... a cult of his own? Well in Maharashtra politics Gadkariji, Saheb have more following...
by somdev
27 Nov 2019 13:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

BJP was equally greedy in the first place. Why did it go for a pre poll alliance with an unstable ally like Shiv Sena? Uddhav has been signalling for a long time. Even a 2.5 years rotational chair would have worked in BJP's favour. I guess sometimes arrogance of power leads to downfall. Every party ...
by somdev
27 Nov 2019 00:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Big projects monitored and funded by centre are of no use to anyone. Money comes from real estate deals, commercial land etc. and ruling dispensation in Maharashtra gains big time :D Sena already controlled the BMC which looks after the the biggest and the most expensive real estate market of India...
by somdev
26 Nov 2019 23:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Six months is not long enough to recoup even the money they might have spent on the elections. All BIG projects that are centrally funded will be under central watch. People forget quickly why Andhra Naidu split with BJP. Money only on locally financed projects. Plus 3 way split. Plus pressure form...
by somdev
26 Nov 2019 16:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Maharashtra will up the coffers/election war chest for BJP's opponents in the interim :D
by somdev
26 Nov 2019 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Something is fishy here. Fadnavis is a Konkan Brahmin (a minuscule minority in Maharashtra politics) and the fact that he has hung on to his chair so long is an achievement. There are strong Maratha lobbies cutting across party lines. Even within BJP there are sharp divisions. Maybe a ploy to finish...
by somdev
21 Nov 2019 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 269134

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The control software is most probably written in ADA. In ADA operations may be implemented as subprograms using conventional sequential control structures. Unless there was something fundamentally wrong in logic the Ada execution is mostly flawless.
by somdev
21 Nov 2019 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 269134

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

So it was a hard landing for Vikram lander 500 meters from the planned landing site!

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 148391.cms
by somdev
01 Nov 2019 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 269134

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Lunar poles are the coldest region in the entire solar system and hence Argon is probably in a frozen state. Argon released elsewhere in the moon could migrate to the poles which acts as argon trap. The Apollo mission samples had traces of Argon
by somdev
30 Oct 2019 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3178
Views: 447919

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

you didnt have any urgency when the congress govt was destroying the country for 70 years but all of a sudden you have this itch for equal equal. get out of here Ask your family members/elders/parents/grand parents why they have been voting for Congress for large part of last 70 years (there was no...
by somdev
29 Oct 2019 13:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3178
Views: 447919

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Yes, I would say 90+% of the valley Muslims are a bunch of traitors who want to secede from India. And they have colluded with pakis. Since the time the insurgency was contained on the 1990's, India has made every effort to woo the KMs. The bloody ungrateful ass holes would not budge from their dem...
by somdev
29 Oct 2019 12:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3178
Views: 447919

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

India has taken up Pakistan's denial of use of its airspace to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flight with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, government sources said on Monday. ICAO has not entertained India's complaint and rejected it. ICAO is only concerned with civilian passenger carr...
by somdev
29 Oct 2019 12:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3178
Views: 447919

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

A land without its people is a piece of geographical territory ... I guess this is where the heartburn lies![/b] Thank you for understanding the plight and pain of the Kashmiri Pandits. However, I would say that heartburn is a very mild term for the pain, anguish, fear and helplessness these poor f...
by somdev
29 Oct 2019 04:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3178
Views: 447919

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Kashmiris include Kashmiri Muslims and KPs and 'quisling' is a derogatory term. Many Kashmiri Muslims (in fact most) have suffered the most because they are in the line of fire. There are brave Kashmiri Muslim officers and jawans in J&K Police, Indian Army and para-military forces serving the na...
by somdev
28 Oct 2019 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3178
Views: 447919

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I'm not too happy at seeing 28 EU members " inspect" Kashmir tomorrow. We cannot allow any international entity to get a toehold into our internal affairs in J&K. I understand the need for it to counter Paki propaganda, but Pak will do the same thing on its side. Can we also ensure th...
by somdev
26 Oct 2019 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 269134

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Now that the elections are over and governments formed, ISRO might consider releasing its ‘national committee’ findings to the public
by somdev
25 Oct 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2587
Views: 333682

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73375586_10156925148730863_5236594860823150592_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQlFEMpW1ik1_6int49NME1PKIdT2hZQXvbBkl75Dk-G5jeGMPQSANUZWLOaoikZHDY&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=e19333a2fef59f1203938024ea861c38&oe=5E580B10 https://scontent-lht6-1...
by somdev
25 Oct 2019 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2587
Views: 333682

Re: Military Flight Safety

What a mess! https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73041610_10156925148720863_6865131083759878144_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_oc=AQlVJlaXPp83AR_DNBKwRcYVViQ9H3WjnpRvNyND9A_szlSj1me4DeLIIwasbm1A61c&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=34e01f0662ac9364e312466bc633ebc4&oe=5E58FC11&dl=1
by somdev
25 Oct 2019 13:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

विद्वत्वं च नृपत्वं च नैव तल्यं कदाचन । स्वदेशे पूज्यते राजा विद्वान् सर्वत्र पूज्यते ॥ Somdev ji, be as it may, do you think that NYAY was a good thing and would have worked? In the past, you have supported MGNREGA, IIRC. Sirji .... Abhijit babu proposed a figure for NYAY based on his grass-root e...
by somdev
25 Oct 2019 13:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Saheb has proven once again that he is still relevant in Maharashtra. Also, Hoodaji kept the Gandhi family out to a great extent during campaigning and got good results for his party in Haryana!
by somdev
23 Oct 2019 03:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://cdn1.imggmi.com/uploads/2019/10/22/30853ee3773e8a0cb6d8e8cb792d4456-full.jpg https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1186531423110348800 :D :D Only uber-yinduvadi will think there is anything wrong with this photo. #ModiHaiToMumkinHai :rotfl: To the rest this is just a normal courtesy call....
by somdev
18 Oct 2019 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 269134

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Also, UK’s moon rover with spider legs

https://spacebit.com/mooncrawler
by somdev
18 Oct 2019 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 269134

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Thanks Amber G.

We need to send a bigger lander with more scientific payload to the moon's polar region
by somdev
17 Oct 2019 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 501846

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Dr Tharoor demolishes Pakistani diatribe on Kashmir at the IPU Parliament in Belgrade :)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... _aIIk-K4d4


https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/vituper ... -topscroll
by somdev
16 Oct 2019 00:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4721
Views: 456496

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

nachiket wrote:We are spending far too much time discussing the antecedents of an American recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences.


True .... I would rather discuss the euphoria of howdy Texan diaspora :)

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