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by Amber G.
22 Jun 2018 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2571
Views: 462386

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

^^^ Also, BTW as far as US is concerned- for now, and all practical purposes - the accuracy of the GPS signal is identical for both the civilian GPS service (SPS) and the military GPS service (PPS). (Thanks to Presidential policy ( post Kargil) which changed this - and some good thing Gore and some ...
by Amber G.
22 Jun 2018 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2571
Views: 462386

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

The non-military grade signal open for general use isn't that accurate. Only the US mil has access to the super accurate signal, no other entity or country does. Sorry if this has already been discussed, but one can reach accuracy (less than cm) with existing systems..(eg ground based systems which...
by Amber G.
15 Jun 2018 22:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1915
Views: 122094

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

^^^ If someone wants to know the url of above it is http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/such-gup-240/
by Amber G.
08 Jun 2018 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2571
Views: 462386

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

^^^(-1) BTW if you want to check your clock (or your computer/iPhone's) against NPL standard, maintained by CSIR -- You can check it here <NPL's clock> (few dozen milliseconds delay due to the signal reaches you over internet but accurate within .1 second or so). You can set "time.nplindia.org&...
by Amber G.
06 Jun 2018 10:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2349
Views: 45224

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Some time ago there was a discussion about India and Nobel Prize.. Some may find it interesting -- thoughts by a well known physicist.
Why is India not producing Nobel Laureates?
By: Rajesh Gopakumar
by Amber G.
06 Jun 2018 10:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2349
Views: 45224

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Nice article in Scientific American which covers the news I posted on June 1. It covers recent paper (https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.11581 ). What can #GW170817 tell us about the structure of neutron stars? - https://static.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/53BC7429-19EB-4496-BB34E3601E27F14A.jpg?...
by Amber G.
03 Jun 2018 23:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2349
Views: 45224

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

^^^ Thanks. It has been very exciting last year.
by Amber G.
02 Jun 2018 03:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2349
Views: 45224

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

On Oct 13, 2017 I posted about a major discovery here in brf If what is said in rumor is true, all news papers will carry the story, so stay tuned. All newspapers, TV's etc, had the story in front pages the next day confirming what many knew for some time but were waiting for official press conferen...
by Amber G.
31 May 2018 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1363
Views: 167004

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Few are running this headline... US Pacific Command renamed US Indo-Pacific Command Nice! As a reminder .. Indo stands for "Indian Ocean" NOT India Thanks for the reminder /sigh/ but IHMO you are missing the point (why do the "rename" at all") This is the official tweet fro...
by Amber G.
24 May 2018 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1915
Views: 122094

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

I’ve been itching to ask. What are stereotypical Pakistani looks? Is it the body habitus, facial hair or the actual physiognomy? Some say it’s actual ‘cruelty’ writ in the expression. FWIW I asked google AI - the top choices were: http://images.indianexpress.com/2017/02/hafiz-saeed-and-pak-defence-...
by Amber G.
24 May 2018 00:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1915
Views: 122094

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Seriously - RATS (Holding RATS moot)??? (Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO-RATS) Meeting?
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/320391-india-to-attend-sco-rats-meeting-in-islamabad
by Amber G.
22 May 2018 01:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4243
Views: 155894

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

POKHRAN2@20: Tritium triumph—How India perfected the hydrogen bomb I took a look at the above article. Though it is true that India can be proud of its tritium which it can now export.. But why these writers do not use an editor with basic science knowledge -- so that their reporting is not sloppy....
by Amber G.
21 May 2018 22:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4243
Views: 155894

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Only China is building reactors in any significant numbers globally .... At this rate the entire nuclear reactor design & development industry will be dead with no customers. FWIW: Just recently even in US -- USA's Department of Energy has awarded millions of dollars for projects (R&Detc) f...
by Amber G.
21 May 2018 22:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 119304

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Sorry if posted before .. >>>As strategic equations in the Korean Peninsula undergo a dramatic shift, India too has decided to enter the fray. Earlier this week, India’s Minister of State for External Affairs, General VK Singh, paid a two-day visit to North Korea. This first ministerial visit from I...
by Amber G.
21 May 2018 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4243
Views: 155894

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Also to keep the perspective on Nuclear Energy Trend .. good idea to look at the whole picture.. IAEA as good data (PRIS) for example... Check that out... for example after 2011 down.. total capacity or energy produced is pre 2011 level -- or getting to that... https://www.iaea.org/PRIS/TempChartIma...
by Amber G.
21 May 2018 00:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4243
Views: 155894

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

After Fukashima, the entire nuclear industry has been in a slump. There are no buyers for nuclear power stations as it's deemed way too expensive and hazardous. It should be one of the best buyers market around - unless Indian babus have done a piss poor job of negotiating deals. OTOH .. Ohi nuclea...
by Amber G.
21 May 2018 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4243
Views: 155894

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

I don't think it was posted here.. U.S. Secretary of Energy and Indian Atomic Energy Secretary Sekhar Basu signed an agreement last month in New Delhi for cooperation on neutrino research in both countries. . http://news.fnal.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DOE-DAE-Signing--620x417.jpg U.S., India si...
by Amber G.
19 May 2018 22:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4605
Views: 261565

Re: Deterrence

... ("bullet" of Hiroshima Bomb was about 40 Kg BTW) 40 kg? Gawd :shock: That would be heavier than a 155 mm artillery shell. .... Yes, the "bullet" was nearly twice as heavy as "target"..I tried to check online popular sources and found that wiki entry happened to be ...
by Amber G.
19 May 2018 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1915
Views: 122094

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

chetak wrote:Old but gold.

Sushma Swaraj on a paki channel.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zVJ7-9m520

Sushma Swaraj Brilliant Interview in Pakistan by Pak Tv [08.03.2002]


Thanks for posting. What a classy and brilliant lady.
by Amber G.
18 May 2018 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4605
Views: 261565

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 Amber G.
17 May 2018 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4605
Views: 261565

Re: Deterrence

This also fits in well with the Chinese connection where flying would be frying roti :rotfl: Guys Have you ever flown in AirAsia? I am not making it up ..they call themselves as "Flying Restaurant in the sky" and onboard menu includes items shown below... https://www.star2.com/wp-content/...
by Amber G.
17 May 2018 03:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1915
Views: 122094

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

:shock: 26/11 attacks hearing resumed in Pakistan after Nawaz Sharif's admission :shock: SLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) resumed hearing of the 2008 Mumbai attacks case on Wednesday and summoned the last two Pakistani prosecution witnesses to record their statements. The resumption ...
by Amber G.
16 May 2018 23:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4605
Views: 261565

Re: Deterrence

This may be of interest: Image
by Amber G.
16 May 2018 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4605
Views: 261565

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 b...
by Amber G.
16 May 2018 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4605
Views: 261565

Re: Deterrence

Also, as I understand it the radius wherein thermal radiation fro. a nuclear explosion is enough to set structures on fire is considerably larger than the radius in which kinetic blast effects are enough to physically destroy those same structures. May be true of tanks as well? If I understand you ...
by Amber G.
16 May 2018 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4605
Views: 261565

Re: Deterrence

I would think the heat produced by a TNW will roast alive the crew of every tank in its blast radius. In WW2, flamethrowers and even molotov cocktails were efficient tank killers for this very reason. The "immediate" heat produced (within seconds) which is good enough to roast right-away ...
by Amber G.
16 May 2018 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1915
Views: 122094

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

In Washington Post from B. Dutt: s Sorry India, Nawaz Sharif’s moment of truth is about him, not us Indians are feeling morally vindicated that a mainstream politician in Pakistan has finally spoken the truth about the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008. It was nothing short of an act of war: Te...
by Amber G.
16 May 2018 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1915
Views: 122094

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Does anyone has link of Zardari's interview with the Wolf (situation room)? that was a gem. I searched but no success. Which one? You can see cnn archive eg this from 2009 http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0905/05/sitroom.03.html Or "Mush Murdered my mother" one http://situationroom....
by Amber G.
15 May 2018 21:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1915
Views: 122094

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

^^^ Here it is (3 minutes video) .. yo will love it... http://www.cc.com/video-clips/qw4d88/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-to-kill-a-mockingturd---pervez-musharraf-lies-about-osama-bin-laden (Other original clips can be found in the daily show archives or <google for it> ) Added later: You may enjo...
by Amber G.
15 May 2018 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1915
Views: 122094

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

See excerpt from the Memoirs ( Clicky ) of the former Uniformed Jihadi of the Punjabi Dominated Military, Gen. Pervez Musgarraf (Retd.): I remember Jon Stewart's "daily show" where Mush appeared to lobby for that book "The line of fire". That particular episode was watched by ma...
by Amber G.
15 May 2018 20:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1915
Views: 122094

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Mush's words.. from a few posts above .. ...but when we were ready to be airlifted to East Pakistan, war broke out a nd all flights between Pakistan’s two wings were suspended. Mush does not say that the reason for suspension of all flights was that after public celebration of a hijacker of an India...
by Amber G.
15 May 2018 08:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2349
Views: 45224

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

^^^Apart from contributions to quantum optics, He discovered (with Marshak,the V-A theory of the weak interaction. This was independent of Feynman and Gell-Mann, and actually slightly before them. Feynman who got lot of credit for that actually gave credit to Sudarshan. (Again this has been discusse...
by Amber G.
15 May 2018 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4605
Views: 261565

Re: Deterrence

Shauryaji - As you know even with recent admission by an ex-PM there still a whole list of "eminent experts" -- many in Pak government/military/scholars but also in other nations including my own -- who still insist that 26/11 was a false flag and RSS sajish. I give them NO credibility too...
by Amber G.
15 May 2018 07:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2349
Views: 45224

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Sharing sad news - Eminent Physicist George Sudarshan (1931-2018) passed away. He will be fondly remembered as a guru to many of us. He was also a family friend. I and few others discussed his contributions many times in Brf. He was nominate 9 times for the Nobel Prize and at least twice it was unju...
by Amber G.
15 May 2018 07:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 677
Views: 119752

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

^^^ (the news has been posted in brf) Sharing sad news - Eminent Physicist George Sudarshan (1931-2018) passed away. He will be fondly remembered as a guru to many of us. He was also a family friend. I and few others discussed his contributions many times in Brf. He was nominate 9 times for the Nobe...
by Amber G.
15 May 2018 05:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1915
Views: 122094

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Cannot Believe That This Shit Comes Out Of A Mouth Of An "Oxford Educated " Man ! ( His wife # 1 is Jewish ! His sons are half Jewish !) FYI: actually twice of half = few as according to any standard reference any standard reference : ..Accordingly, if the mother is Jewish, so is her chil...

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