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by ShibaPJ
13 Jan 2013 06:47
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 585892

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Brilliant story-telling, Vivekji. I bow. Have been a huuuge fan of your writing and plan to pre-order your book, once you publish the details. :) you always manage to leave us with 'Dil maange more' feeling! W.r.t. the scenario, I feel that in reality India would have to retaliate with nuke salvo, a...
by ShibaPJ
07 Dec 2012 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 122831

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

blah blah blah T-90 tests were carried out only after PNC blah blah blah . So you do agree that T 90s were tested. So why did you say they were not? In any case that is not relevant. I am glad that you at least see one point. Now next point -- Obviously the detailed trials can happen ONLY after a p...
by ShibaPJ
07 Dec 2012 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 122831

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

My memory is fine. I have gone through all posts and counter posts and I find your stand and spins ridiculous as others have already pointed out. Of course, many posters have tried to correct you, put facts/ logic before you.. But one can only take a horse to water.. eh? Well the way I see it, this...
by ShibaPJ
05 Dec 2012 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 122831

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Sanku, My memory is fine. I have gone through all posts and counter posts and I find your stand and spins ridiculous as others have already pointed out. Of course, many posters have tried to correct you, put facts/ logic before you.. But one can only take a horse to water.. eh? There was a informal ...
by ShibaPJ
05 Dec 2012 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 122831

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Pehle Banian utar gayi thi, abhi chaddi bhi nikal gayi. Logic put forward by T-90 lovers in this thread puts all common sense and logic to shame. Let me try to put the chronology far as I remember. a) It was some non-existent procurement policy pre-2006 that led IA to an "innocent babe in the w...
by ShibaPJ
27 Jul 2012 01:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 442735

Re: Internal Security Watch

I am breaking from my lurking mode to check, if there are any genuine relief or rehabilitation funds being collected for Assam riot-hit Hindustanis. I feel a lot of impotent rage with the images and news filtering out of the affected people, despite the best efforts of GoI machinery to suppress the ...
by ShibaPJ
01 Nov 2011 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 454247

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Taking a break from my lurking mode, it is amusing to see the to-and-fro that Rafale v/s Tiffy (in this thread) and v/s J-20 (in Chinese Mil thread) discussions have generated. As many have rightly pointed out, IAF decides on the medium- to long-term threat perceptions/ operational needs (MMRCA time...
by ShibaPJ
06 Apr 2010 03:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010
Replies: 2829
Views: 184391

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010

All of this is off-topic, and I do not want to get on the wrong side of Gerard, so will let this be my last comment on this topic. Boss, have no fear about that. Also there are numerous threads where the conspiracy by everyone else in the world (be they human, dolphin, penguin or parrot), to deny I...
by ShibaPJ
12 Jan 2010 18:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009
Replies: 2838
Views: 185468

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009

..Forget a coup by IA, everybody still agrees that a decision to go to war and a decision to deploy forces still rests with MOD. Then why this pants browning because Gen Kapoor said something in some remote corner of India in some random army conference ? This was not even during an exercise ! That...
by ShibaPJ
09 Jan 2010 08:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009
Replies: 2838
Views: 185468

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009

Folks, Breaking out of my lurker mode to clarify on the 'Cold Start' doctrine. Gen Kapoor's remarks have definitely unsettled Pukis, but are there not ways to circumvent the 4-day lead period? I mean, the rabid TSPA and ISI plan an attack on Matrubhumi, they could keep some of the warheads mated and...
by ShibaPJ
24 Sep 2009 09:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 146605

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

SSridhar wrote:
NRao wrote:..Unlike the P-5, we do not have assembled arsenal ready to fire and on hair trigger. That situation will change when Arihant is deployed.

Is this correct? From all open sources, we have weaponized and mated A2s in rail-mobile platforms. Or did you mean 2nd strike from SSBNs only?
by ShibaPJ
24 Sep 2009 08:21
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 146605

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

NRao - not true. In 2002 the armed forces were fully appraised of the limitations. General Padmanabhan asked and was told TN were not weaponised. Nobody counted on the TN except in nice books. However, he was told that fission and FBF were weaponised. .. Sanjay, I have a basic Q. Many of us support...
by ShibaPJ
30 Aug 2009 20:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 131332

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

For getting a full, leading & bleeding edge TN/ Neutron/ Gamma weapon test and weaponization, I would humbly submit that we would get the chances sooner than later. So what did the Government that represent "We" above, do when that chance came when North Korean did a nuclear test on 2...
by ShibaPJ
29 Aug 2009 17:59
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 131332

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

Gentle (and not so gentle) Readers alike: The discussion here has been very intense. I better understand the nuances and the maaya around the topic by following this thread religiously. The Q has been whether POK-II was fully successful and whether we have a full deterrence to evil eyes and atript a...
by ShibaPJ
24 Jul 2009 20:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 146914

Re: Indian Interests

I wanted to post this in the Indian hara-kiri @ SeS thread, but as that is locked now, posting here. Would like to know learned opinions on whether SeS is part of some deeply Chanakian move or if we could manage the fallout to India's advantage. At first glance, SeS looked like an unmitigated disast...
by ShibaPJ
12 Sep 2008 02:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203264

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

RaviBg, I do remember that newspiece on NSA meeting BJP top brass. However, PM's statements could be interpreted differently. Ramana's interpretation is R&D/ quality is capped at NDA level, and that is worrying. The next Indian test should be to proof the latest TN baby as well to complete the t...
by ShibaPJ
12 Sep 2008 01:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203264

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

..In the current (geo) political state, is it really being expected from GOI to come out and declare publicily that India will make more nuclear bombs? GOI will continue doing whatever needs to be done. An interview by a minister here or there may not make much difference. As it is, GOI is not goin...
by ShibaPJ
12 Sep 2008 01:34
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203264

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Ramana,
So in effect, you are saying that Indian n-posture is capped in both quantity and quality. If true, this is insidious. There were earlier reports that the LIF-related developments also were being dismantled. Then this amounts to effective 'C' by UPA. I hope, I am wrong. :evil:
by ShibaPJ
12 Sep 2008 01:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203264

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Q. What about our weapons programme? Would there be any changes? A. The nuclear doctrine has been enumerated by the previous Vajpayee government and we are strictly adhering to it. We are not enhancing or reducing our programme. We must have a minimum credible nuclear deterrent, so that nobody will...
by ShibaPJ
07 Sep 2008 19:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203264

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

A great day for India and it's much abused babudom. A day to savour, as India gained N-acceptance and independence from the powers-that-are. Far as I can see, Indian interests have been preserved. This deal can lead to a great boon for Indian economy and military (N-) posture, if India plays her car...
by ShibaPJ
28 Aug 2008 04:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 248838

Re: Internal Security Watch

Acharya wrote:..Why is Orissa important. It is only because of Chandipur at Sea.

Why do you say so? Can you please elaborate?
by ShibaPJ
28 Aug 2008 04:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 248838

Re: Internal Security Watch

While at it does anyone think that the EJs feel that they are losing the initiative and hence resorted to the killing of the swamiji by the Naxals? EJs have been trying to subvert Oriya populace and religious belief for a very long time now. I have had both first- and second-hand exposure to their ...
by ShibaPJ
27 Aug 2008 16:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 111018

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

Folks, I know, the discussion gets heated up, but can we please live the NRI v/s RI crap and each one's ranking in the patriotism matrix out of this? This discussion is about the deal serving Indian interests and above kind of degeneration seems very inappropriate here. W.r.t. the Indian red lines, ...
by ShibaPJ
26 Aug 2008 16:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 111018

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

I don't see any reason to throw either the baby or the bathwater yet. Exact contours of the discussion, and the NSG draft will be known around Sep 5th and we will see, if Indian red lines are being crossed. AK, PM and even Kangressi spokesman have said that India will not accept any new/ additional ...
by ShibaPJ
20 Aug 2008 19:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 358951

Re: J & K news and discussion - 19 Aug 2008

The happenings in J&K has gone from bad to worse, and Emperor Nero is fiddling with his pagdi in Delhi. The developments show the Indian state and GoI's impotence to manage the badly deteriorating situation across the country in general and J&K in particular. Only silver lining is the respon...
by ShibaPJ
28 Jun 2008 01:52
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away
Replies: 191
Views: 50818

Re: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away

Hindustan truly lost one of the bravest souls of the land. Rest in peace, Sir.. May we be blessed with 1000 more Sam's..
by ShibaPJ
14 Apr 2008 11:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread: 13 Apr 2008
Replies: 172
Views: 31290

I have been following this thread with interest. It is saddening to see such divisive and acrimonious postings between knowledgable and highly contributing members. Also, while so much is being bandied by both sides, we still don't see the economics of N-power vis-a-vis gas (coal has been covered, b...
by ShibaPJ
14 Apr 2008 11:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread: 13 Apr 2008
Replies: 172
Views: 31290

Perhaps this has been discussed earlier, if so pardon me. The PU from imported reactors cannot be used in the FBR unless the FBRs are under safeguard. Since FBRs are not under safeguard under the separation plan, what gives? Or am I missing something? The first one is not under safeguard because we...
by ShibaPJ
29 Mar 2008 08:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 626306

Arun_S wrote:.. So 1,000 Km with 1,000 Kg is chick feed for Sagarika. Range for 350kg or 170 kg throw weight for 200 Kt TN or 20 Kt kamal pushpa is 2,000 Km and 2,500 km respectively ;), so says this Yindu Chankian.

Wow... Yeh Jingo Khush Hua. :) Thanks, Arun.
by ShibaPJ
29 Mar 2008 06:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 626306

NR,
HTK was rumoured by DDM as one of the items offered; from US side press releases, it has been PAC-3, something which has been bettered by AAD/ PAD test specs.

Do we seriously believe, US will share HTK tech, when it sanctions obsolete chip exports to India?
by ShibaPJ
29 Mar 2008 05:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 626306

Both links Gerard posted above are interesting psy-ops of 'Sky is falling' kind. Unkil started the rumour-mills humming as Indian ABM tests were successful, to check a) if it is possible to kill Indian abilities by offering previous gen ABM tech and get domestic R&D stiffled b) to discuss and fi...
by ShibaPJ
18 Jan 2008 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011
Replies: 1211
Views: 83648

Hnair,
The purpose was to spread the mesg far and wide. It seems, the book is not widely available. Please check your mail, will take it from there.
by ShibaPJ
17 Jan 2008 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011
Replies: 1211
Views: 83648

Hnair/ Ramana,
Is it possible to create an e-book or maybe a scanned copy for personal reading? Assuming this would not be breaking rules/IPRs.
by ShibaPJ
17 Jan 2008 01:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 694
Views: 132130

A great development, if claims are true. Global eye on start-up converting garbage into fuel T Raghavendra Rao, director, Sustainable Technologies and Environmental Projects (STEPS) filed for a global patent last year for his technique of converting waste — think plastic, sewage, slaughterhouse wa...
by ShibaPJ
13 Jan 2008 19:24
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 3
Replies: 320
Views: 59033

Shiba you are telling history the way it has usually been taught. "Hindus are weak. Hindus are non violent. But only now, under extreme provocation, they are fighting a bit" How about looking at the same thing from a different angle. Hindus were fighters, perfectly capable of waging war a...
by ShibaPJ
11 Jan 2008 12:00
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 3
Replies: 320
Views: 59033

Shiv, Afaik, Hindu religion never spread by sword, and Hindus are not proactive religious converters (in the recent past or at present). One reason of the delay in the rennaissance that I spoke 't has been due to the Hindu fatalistic beliefs in destiny that whatever has to happen willl happen and th...
by ShibaPJ
10 Jan 2008 22:34
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 3
Replies: 320
Views: 59033

Awesome discussion going on here.. Excellent posts and interesting povs from all around. Imho, a Hindu rennaisance is necessary and is already underway, as we speak. Hindus have started to reassert themselves and this is a welcome development.
by ShibaPJ
20 Sep 2007 20:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indo-US Civilian Nuclear Deal and Power - ONLY Articles
Replies: 99
Views: 23886

Nuclear Deal : You Win Some and Lose Some but Watch out for those Trying to Fish in troubled Waters Getting into a peaceful nuclear energy deal with the United States is not something new or sudden. It has been a continuous progression. The NDA had entered into discussions with the USA and the UPA ...
by ShibaPJ
20 Sep 2007 00:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 68588

Thanks, Ramana.. This thread is very timely.. & the topic needs thorough discussion. What I don't understand is this: Homi J Bhabha, the Indian scientist had explicitly told the American official that "if India went all out, it could produce a nuclear device in 18 months, and with a US blue...
by ShibaPJ
19 Sep 2007 18:22
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indo-US Civilian Nuclear Deal and Power - ONLY Articles
Replies: 99
Views: 23886

India could have gone nuclear in '65 with US nod US sees China quietly working to halt N-deal Besides the content of the deal, even the context is troubling China, which means it is also working against the "quadrilateral". However, a lot of these efforts have had mixed results. Diplomati...

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