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by Vijay J
09 Feb 2007 00:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-4
Replies: 139
Views: 59069

I know Salik wants to pretend that the test didn't happen which is fine but he is confusing vertical altitude with the horizontal distance. That is why his numbers don't add up.

Note how he subtlely accuses the US and Israel in there.
by Vijay J
05 Jan 2007 02:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 62885

Hello, lets get some thing clear, it is always a political decision, so it should not look like something unusual or new has been done here. So why all the fuss? There is no basis in fact to develop any sense of entitlement out of this panel appointment. That is the way it has always been. This is t...
by Vijay J
05 Jan 2007 00:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 62885

George J, Here is my problem with this. I can easily empathise with Secy. Sikri's feelings, but when any bureaucrat joins the service it is made abundantly clear to them that ultimately the elected leadership will make the decisions in the country. I am not asking for people to work without ambition...
by Vijay J
05 Jan 2007 00:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-4
Replies: 139
Views: 59069

The Chinese rely heavily on carrying out one superbly aggressive gesture that somehow positions them for a long term strategic leverage. If their intention is to nuclearise the Tibetian plateau then holding off on NFU discussions until the preparations for that are finalised seems a viable option. W...
by Vijay J
05 Jan 2007 00:09
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

J E Menon, You are right grand conspiracy is a great way of combining the detailed tactical level pictures. You have to use it only as a memory guide and not as a basis for policy formulation. In most cases the connections between the smaller pictures and the bigger pictures are very complicated so ...
by Vijay J
04 Jan 2007 23:55
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 62885

George J, It is my understanding that empanelment constitutes a necessary and not sufficient criteria for selection to a particular position within the GoI. Despite whatever is touted by the generalist clique, ultimately empanelment occurs on the basis of performance in a specific field. There is a ...
by Vijay J
04 Jan 2007 19:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 62885

The term superceding comes in when you are promoted in place of other who are technically above you in terms of a sense of seniority. This term can be used without heed to the specifics of the panel. You can say Mr. So and So has been superceded without actually bothering to inform the person in fro...
by Vijay J
04 Jan 2007 01:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 62885

Alok and Geeth, The secretary is always hand picked, and always people read all kinds of sectarian and ethnic motivations into the decision. It is a way of publicly acknowledging that the PM has made the decision without necessarily taking the commentator's personal views into account. So this kind ...
by Vijay J
03 Jan 2007 10:43
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

This joint houbara hunt is a non starter most probably good for Pakistani paranoid fiction. Perhaps ideal for Sarahe's column in the Jang or perhaps Maulana Azhar's love letters in the Bannat-e-Aisha.
by Vijay J
03 Jan 2007 10:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 62885

Alokji, There is no connection. Superceeding is a routine affair, the number seems large but when you consider how many people are JS and above, it is not a significant fraction. A couple of years ago India Today reported that there were some 79 people with secretary level appointments, so you can i...
by Vijay J
03 Jan 2007 06:05
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

The US has sufficient leverage to induce a change of government in Pakistan should it desire. As long as the Bush government is in power, there is no interest in replacing Musharraf as it would require a major reworking of the handling of Pakistan. No one wants to do that much work right now. It pro...
by Vijay J
30 Dec 2006 03:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: The physics, politics and myths of fission
Replies: 91
Views: 27323

I agree, the problem is that their capabilities paint them out to be far far worse than the Nazis. Everyone starts to judge on capability instead of intention and their World Order will cease to exist. That is why I ask them to pay us not to think like they do. There is no such thing as a free lunch...
by Vijay J
30 Dec 2006 03:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: The physics, politics and myths of fission
Replies: 91
Views: 27323

India does not want to be a super power or frighteningly dangerous international misfit! We want to run our large economy with a minimal environmental footprint at pace where the capital generated can cover any social overheads. That is all. That is the grand summary of our national security needs. ...
by Vijay J
30 Dec 2006 01:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: The physics, politics and myths of fission
Replies: 91
Views: 27323

If the price is right, everything is for sale. We don't know what the Americans want to buy. If they would tell us negotiations could begin. If they respect our rules when accessing what we have, we will respect their rules. You try to repeat what the British did, you will end up being treated like ...
by Vijay J
28 Dec 2006 05:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 142843

Chashnupp1 71.46E,32.39N

next to it is the site Chashnupp2.


Chashma Pu Refining Facility 71.43 E,32.38N.
by Vijay J
22 Dec 2006 00:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 62885

Alok, This is what I mean by fake calculation. If you want to do that kind of a calculation, why not plot the energy supplied as a function of the price of Uranium? In MV Ramana pseudocalculation, the price of Uranium is assumed to be constant which is absurd. There is no allowance for the fact that...
by Vijay J
15 Dec 2006 21:06
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

VSudhir, You are correct when you say I'd further expressed the possibility that the porkis and their patrons will happily ignore the strat implications of the ABM test and pretend as if nothing happened in all their dealings with TSP because it suits all the players involved. The problem here is th...
by Vijay J
15 Dec 2006 20:48
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

Sadler, The "illogic" espoused by the people who control the Jihadis is a deliberate ruse. It is similar to the news reports that Nixon used to deliberately leak into the media in the 1970s, stories that portrayed him as an unpredictable crazy person that would "wake up in the middle ...
by Vijay J
14 Dec 2006 19:44
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

>> Please give us a list of USABLE world class weapons that DRDO and the likes produce. I am not talking of licence production.

Even Captain Hali knows about INSAS.
by Vijay J
14 Dec 2006 18:18
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

After A Q Khan, Dawood has suffered a heart attack.
by Vijay J
14 Dec 2006 16:44
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

Sadler, Let me see if I can do this right the first time. A JDAM is an option when the regime enjoys credibility with the Jihadis. For this option to actually work as a deterrent, the Jihadis have to agree to pretend to be part of the regimes nuclear option, without actually having a nuclear bomb in...
by Vijay J
14 Dec 2006 16:25
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

Sadler, Beyond a point escalation is too risky for the Americans. The American desperation to avoid war was put on full display during Parakram. If they had wanted to see a fight they wouldn't have taken all that trouble to talk to the pakistanis abou Gen. Vij's walk in the dark. The know how much t...
by Vijay J
14 Dec 2006 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 142843

That is an old sam site at Sargodha.
by Vijay J
14 Dec 2006 02:33
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

Hello Prem everyone knows that the moment a nuclear bomb goes off in India, Pakistan will cease to be an entity of note but the question is what is a more credible threat? Is it the missile that Pakistan got from China? or is it the JDAM? I think now it is neither because Musharraf cannot guarentee ...
by Vijay J
13 Dec 2006 21:36
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

If Pakistan Army wants to rely on a JDAM as its primary real means of deterrance against attack by India. They have to demonstrate a level of credibility with the Islamists. They can't demonstrate this credibility if everyone can plainly see that the Pakistani Army is completely reliant on imported ...
by Vijay J
13 Dec 2006 21:14
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

So the viability of Pakistan's last line of defence rests on the Shiv Aroor's media attacks on DRDO? Is this really a sensible posture? I will never question Pakistan's expertise at painting logos on someone else's achievements but if DRDO only painted the logo then the system will work at least as ...
by Vijay J
08 Dec 2006 23:36
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

Picklu,

No comment but just a question, if we do that, how do you propose we show it?
by Vijay J
08 Dec 2006 22:31
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

If I am a jarnail seeking to replace Musharraf as the next savory of Pakistan. Should I tell Americans my plan? Should I tell Indians my plan? Should I tell Chinese my plan? Should I tell the Islamists? Okay if I do tell them, when should I tell them? Should it be in the beginning? or should it be i...
by Vijay J
08 Dec 2006 01:22
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

First show us warhead actually exists in Pakistani inventory.

We will show how PADE can hit Brahmos in our next test.

Ultimately Pakistan has to choose how much more of this show and tell related humiliation it wants to sustain.

The choice is entirely theirs.
by Vijay J
08 Dec 2006 00:37
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

Fantastic, a friend of the Asia Pacific Foundation is trying to make it look like China is unhappy with the India-US news deal. I guess the bylines goes where the FDI tells it to. There you have it, the power the South Asia fanatics, dying to prove that their useless hyphenation ideas are still vali...
by Vijay J
07 Dec 2006 21:07
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

A strategic criss cross and a blunder. The South Asia hyphen equal-equal brigade wanted to downplay India's PADE test so they made it look like India has imported the technology from Israel. Thanks to people South Asia inspired FDI products like Times of Islamabad Expert Rajat Pandit, and Stinker Du...
by Vijay J
07 Dec 2006 20:23
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

What exactly about the Prithvi Missile is still in Concept development phase? There are operational prithvi missile batteries. We change the second stage and the profile of the missile is identical. Why will there be any time delay? A time delay matters when you have to deploy 100s of missile batter...
by Vijay J
07 Dec 2006 19:56
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 43072

Forget about what anyone will give them later. What about here and now? where is Pakistani deterrence today? Is there any left that Musharraf can parade about? If he can't walk the walk in public he is history. Then what is preventing a Cold Start? Al Qaida is a joint Pakistani American sock puppet,...
by Vijay J
07 Dec 2006 02:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 86103

No No Prem, if UPA shows spine how people will say it is spineless. If people don't say it is spineless, then how will Pakistanis believe their jernails when they say that Indian government lacks political will to carry out cold start. Without the ability to say UPA is spinless, Pakistani Jernails w...
by Vijay J
07 Dec 2006 02:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 86103

Prem, No no, mantriji will talk peace and mohabbat. Scientist can say anything, it is not policy, it is merely his opinion. Anyway Perkovich said there are Rambos in the scientists. Let prove him right, so that Pakistanis have to dance with Perkovich's ideas in their heads. With regards Kashmir I am...
by Vijay J
07 Dec 2006 02:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 86103

Yes I agree average Pakistani doesn't know the difference between a nuclear warhead and a samosa but what about Jernails and corpse commanders? They know the difference between halal meat and pork sausage? They know there is no warhead for the babur. So why will they pretend that Musharraf has the b...
by Vijay J
07 Dec 2006 02:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 86103

Amreeka Bahadur and Chinese Girlfriend can go on pretending but what about Corpse Commanders, why will they pretend? Sure fine as long as everyone is eating well but what if someone is slightly hungrier than the others? how much can Musharraf keep feeding hungry mouths? Why give up this golden chanc...
by Vijay J
07 Dec 2006 02:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 86103

Are we putting the cart before the horse? Even if they claim they have Undersea Launched Babur, so what? Everyone knows their bombs are too heavy to actually fit on the Babur. They will also how to show a warhead or risk being called out publicly again by a sea based test of PADE. What does it matte...
by Vijay J
07 Dec 2006 01:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 86103

Dileep's idea makes Enyoob's scenario seem more likely. Summary of scenario: A leadership crisis in the Pakistan Army urges a rogue corps commander to encourage an Islamist power grab. Islamists high on heroin and seeking vengeance against Musharraf, take the bait and push out Musharraf. Amereeka Ba...
by Vijay J
07 Dec 2006 00:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 86103

Okay I see the point so lets play the game even more slowly. Their gun looks useless. They have to find a new gun probably imported from China or America. If that is not available then they have to show they can still shoot with this old gun. Which means they have to give the gun to the Jihadis at l...

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