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by Manne
02 Jan 2011 18:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 699414

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

dinesha,

That DH report is factually incorrect on that point. NPCIL's job is exactly as stated by JTull. There are reasons to believe him rather than the report and I can independently confirm what he has said is correct.
by Manne
30 Jun 2008 21:02
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away
Replies: 191
Views: 53971

Re: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away

:cry: Old soldiers never die.... they just go to that great Mess house in the Sky. Here is a documentary on Sam Bahadur, taken in 2003 under UNESCO and Parzor Foundation auspices (47 min length) by Jessica Gupta and his grandson, Jehan Manekshaw on occasion of his 90th birthday. http://www.unescopa...
by Manne
28 May 2008 02:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields -2
Replies: 159
Views: 30281

2. Why allow an ex KGB man into Dhruva and Cirus? Vladimir Putin is seen standing in BARC with D and C in the background and AK and RC flanking him. Russia gave fuel for Tarapur not for D & C. Why not? Is it not as if he was on a magnifying-glass mission. He was visiting as a head of state of a...
by Manne
26 Aug 2007 03:23
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 24 August 2007
Replies: 261
Views: 51260

geeth, Dabhol and 123 cannot be compared. Even on strawman basis. There was something very wrong with Dabhol. OTOH, all points on 123 have been clarified. If we do not have the guts to follow the example of previous GoI decisions then the joke is upon us and not current GoI or GOTUS. Ratan Tata is a...
by Manne
17 Aug 2007 01:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 13 Aug 2007
Replies: 338
Views: 53244

ramana, That is precisely the sort of thing GoI doesn't want to spell out. Not because it cannot but because it will hurt the plans. And that is precisely what China - through commies - is trying to get a blade to. MMS & PM have already given assurances but is the opposition (mainly commies) goi...
by Manne
13 Aug 2007 01:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 10 Aug 2007
Replies: 283
Views: 46715

Our bigger worry right now should be the fresh crop of engineers and scientists for future. GoI and the industry need to act fast.
by Manne
13 Aug 2007 00:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 10 Aug 2007
Replies: 283
Views: 46715

So where is the evidence that India can achieve actual construction results that are any cheaper in real terms? I have given one example of a high precision component costing nearly 20 percent of the imported cost. The other evidences are TAPP-3 and 4. Also Kudankulam construction and project manag...
by Manne
12 Aug 2007 11:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 10 Aug 2007
Replies: 283
Views: 46715

sraj, Useful calculations. I do not see any flaw as such but here is what I have to say. 1. Areva et al will put up costs that includes license fees in addition to construction costs. So, the ratio would have been applicable if we were to import a reproc facility. If we are going to setup our own - ...
by Manne
11 Aug 2007 23:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 10 Aug 2007
Replies: 283
Views: 46715

Local players idling vs. local players as agents of outsiders driving are two diff things. It is expected to be more like local players being freelancers guided by DAE in a loose manner. So, they can be leveraged for all kinds of stuff. Sort of like design houses. Not very clear what you mean by ag...
by Manne
11 Aug 2007 18:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 10 Aug 2007
Replies: 283
Views: 46715

What next ? Next step is to impose the 123 agreement on all the NWS states. Make them split all their programs between military and civilian. One of the goals J18 never achieved. Also, I would like the 'civilian' side in India to rally around DAE. Even if Ratan Tata ties up with the French, I would...
by Manne
11 Aug 2007 18:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 10 Aug 2007
Replies: 283
Views: 46715

Dr A.N. Prasad had talked about the costs of building a new reprocessing facility as required by this 123 agreement. Would our capital costs for a new facility also be in the $20 billion range? What does that do to the economics of power generation from this imported fuel? I cannot quote numbers bu...
by Manne
01 Aug 2007 23:08
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 01 Aug 2007
Replies: 266
Views: 48719

NRao, My honest opinion is that to a certain extent AK too was employing a strategy. He is a technocrat but even a technocrat needs to do what is required for upholding the supreme national interest. All or nothing is a good war-cry. What matters at the end of the day is whether we have given all aw...
by Manne
01 Aug 2007 11:22
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 28 Jul 2007
Replies: 272
Views: 49632

rocky, Yes, I meant the Basu report. Wasn't sure about the name though I remembered the photo ramana snip-snipped. Why just recycle amreekee maal? What have our techies done in US? Vinod Khosla et al? Think big, boss. AK has mentioned in few of his interviews that India will pick up what fits in her...
by Manne
01 Aug 2007 01:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 28 Jul 2007
Replies: 272
Views: 49632

Any update on the scicom meeting that was to happen? kgoan, namastubhyam. A rare post from you is better than regular posts from most others. Would like to add one thing. People here would remember the report published by a wet-behind-the-ears bong PIO from Stanford under the guidance of David the N...
by Manne
16 Jul 2007 23:55
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 52275

NRao, Sorry I am rather late in responding but here goes: GoI has been unable to sideline AK so far - you have accepted that. Scicom or otherwise. That is precisely my point. Bringing AK into the talks - fully knowing that entire Scicom is behind him and media is ready to cry foul - itself is a clea...
by Manne
14 Jul 2007 13:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 26-2007
Replies: 322
Views: 62937

Folks, Please understand - with scicom standing solidly united and the likes of MRS, PKI and ANP - not to mention AK himself - having written such crystal clear articles for such a long period of time, it will be next to impossible for anyone in GoI to invite AK and then sideline him. There will be ...
by Manne
10 Jul 2007 06:20
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 26-2007
Replies: 322
Views: 62937

The words emerging unity make me want to LOL. I mean, really, how can journos be so blind! *sigh*
by Manne
08 Jul 2007 11:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 26-2007
Replies: 322
Views: 62937

In this last lap of efforts, hopefully we shall not make the mistake made while lobbying for the Hyde Act – where many of us missed the attention required to the details, mostly because we did not have enough resources to analyse the fine print sufficiently. There is very little evidence to sugge...
by Manne
01 Jul 2007 08:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 26-2007
Replies: 322
Views: 62937

Does anyone else think GoI has succeeded in exposing GOTUS? Or at least twisting it up in undies?
by Manne
10 Jun 2007 17:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 9th
Replies: 284
Views: 61145

Folks, The agreement of views between DAE & GoI appears to be just as total this time as their disagreement few months ago. Yes, ANP & PKI will voice their fears and concerns and rightly so. That does not mean their concerns are not being factored in by GoI. This is not to say entire GoI web...
by Manne
30 Aug 2006 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 137777

Wow!
by Manne
10 Aug 2006 21:10
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 105169

I would like to see something from Pakistan on similar lines


Let me do a JUmrao and say

Zalak dikhlaja.


:P
by Manne
09 Aug 2006 17:45
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 105169

Sorry to butt in but please do not bring peripheral discussion into a very focused thread. BRF has hashed these things a number of times.
by Manne
27 May 2006 15:09
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Pictures of Indo-UK Konkan exercises
Replies: 21
Views: 14650

Thanks guys.
by Manne
23 May 2006 20:07
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 73817

With a Caliphate in mind, Mush can afford to contribute a son to the cause. No big deal. Urge you to read up on Mush's talk to the nation after 911. He compares his act (to give into US) to that of the Prophet (PBUH) who made deals with His enemy only to wait for the right time. NRao, since when di...
by Manne
23 May 2006 18:25
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 73817

The idea of US being blackmailed by TSP is funny. All US has to do is talk to gola and point a finger at his son in US. As for non-state actors, US has much to lose by succumbing to the fear of a paltry 1-2 dirty bombs.
by Manne
17 May 2006 18:46
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 72385

JSnow,

Machining is at room temperature though I believe....using coolant in fact. There is one such shot in Battle of X Planes.
by Manne
21 Mar 2006 21:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Cold Start & Nuclear Warfighting in Indian context
Replies: 40
Views: 19139

SaiK,

Fear is NOT the only key nor is India's future development a lock. I must echo Arun_S and urge you to reflect a bit more.

arun,

Japan has been more or less positive about IUCNA. Our problems lie elsewhere as I keep saying.
by Manne
20 Mar 2006 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 67571

Natraj Publishers
17, Rajpur Road
Dehradun - 248 001, (UP)
Ph : 0135 - 26533821, 0135 - 2654584
email : natrajbooks@vsnl.com
by Manne
30 Jan 2006 18:08
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2006
Replies: 115
Views: 57366

yogindra wrote:I think I saw 2004 date on that video when I was almost ready to pay money for high quality.


Goyy, you are right! Sorry Surya. :(
by Manne
29 Jan 2006 06:36
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2006
Replies: 115
Views: 57366

Surya,

Here you go (sneak preview onlee)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 0562144618
by Manne
04 Jan 2006 18:04
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: SINDEX 2006: IAF and RSAF - Kalaikunda
Replies: 45
Views: 28292

Does this mean Gwaliior, KKD and a third base now with ACMI?
by Manne
28 Dec 2005 15:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2585
Views: 329649

Another report says both were Sqn Ldrs :roll:

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