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by ShauryaT
19 Jan 2018 05:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

RD: Does not square up. The word tac nukes are really not a factor of yield. The US, the original practitioner of tactical nukes had active plans to stop a Russian armored thrust (they had 20K+ tanks at one time) with air dropped gravity bombs of multiple 100KT's and termed them as tactical nukes. T...
by ShauryaT
18 Jan 2018 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 470
Views: 54168

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Mr. Madhav outlined “twelve realisations” about the Indo-Pacific region at the Ministry of External Affairs’ annual conference, the “Raisina Dialogue”, on Wednesday. He was participating in a high-powered panel that included U.S. Deputy Assistant for National Security to President Donald Trump Nadi...
by ShauryaT
18 Jan 2018 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 976
Views: 112155

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Wishy washy blah blah as usual about piss progress and mutual help - https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/reports/2018/01/14/444786/united-states-india-forging-indispensable-democratic-partnership/ Interesting to see the people involved though. More on the above. https://www.facebook.co...
by ShauryaT
18 Jan 2018 19:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

Value target the cities or other places? US cannot value target Vietcong who are spread around the forest. What if NV refuse to surrender and ask Soviet to provide nukes to retaliate? The tactical nuke output in KT is close to "strategic nuke" used on Japan. Either ways, Russia would have...
by ShauryaT
18 Jan 2018 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

You have failed to 1. Rebut the numbers and effectiveness of tac nukes 2. Comment on the second paragraph above What I was rebutting is the concept and approach of trying to use tactical nukes to achieve strategic ends like "end the war". 3000 nukes a year! whatever, without knowing more ...
by ShauryaT
18 Jan 2018 08:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

^Kind of misleading study by a self-admittedly biased group. If they really wanted to go nuclear to end the war, value targeting would have been used, like in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, not the claim of 3000 tac nukes! Value targeting would have either ended the war or escalated it. Escalation was a ri...
by ShauryaT
06 Jan 2018 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1366

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

The conflict between technology, its ethical use and its impact on nature is not a new one. Some civilizations have been thinking about these issues for many 1000's of years. When Arjun and Ashwathamma released their Brahmastra, Vyasa intervened to save the worlds. Same when Brahma and Vishnu releas...
by ShauryaT
06 Jan 2018 06:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 70
Views: 3304

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

Most data is commercial data. GoI can mandate companies who "process" data or store them outside the country to follow and enforce privacy and security systems and procedures. The EU is about to embark on such a venture called GDPR (Global Data Protect Rights, IIRC), whereby data of any EU...
by ShauryaT
31 Dec 2017 04:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 220
Views: 11451

Re: Tactics & military craft

^So true the IA had been a pioneer of mechanized warfare tactics e.g: OP Duck but by OP Pawan the lessons seem to have been lost, at least in the initial stages. In the inglorious Jaffna university para drop operation, it was the mech forces that rescued the para-dropped Sikh LI. Our first lessons o...
by ShauryaT
28 Dec 2017 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

Another Pakistani view. This is exactly where we want them to be. Confused and paranoid - spending more than they can afford on national defense. Although I do think all these claims on nuclear security procedures being extolled are towards making an equal-equal claim at the NSG with China's assista...
by ShauryaT
28 Dec 2017 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

Glad we are ending the year with a BMD test. It is time to graduate this "project" to a weapon with user involvement. We should look to deploy this and then perfect. It seems the endo-atmosphere version may be more ready than the exo one?
by ShauryaT
27 Dec 2017 04:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

On this one issue, I wholeheartedly agree that India should follow the US lead :) Promote education, not nuclear weapons: Dr Mitra Now, it is time that India shuns nuclear weapons and takes initiative to convince nuclear weapons states to join the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons to phase out thes...
by ShauryaT
24 Dec 2017 09:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

The Fuzzy Nuclear Postures of Indo-Pak: A Great Threat to Peace This guy seems to be an alarmist with a lot of equal-equal bad and mad. Thus, it is clear with the help of several studies on India-Pakistan nuclear brinkmanship that there is possibility of nuclear omnicide in South Asia. The organiza...
by ShauryaT
24 Dec 2017 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

A long paper on China's nuclear deterrent. Wish an Indian think tank would produce this quality from an exclusively Indian perspective on China's deterrent. China’s Evolving Nuclear Deterrent This report examines the key drivers, including both external and internal forces, that will shape Chinese n...
by ShauryaT
23 Dec 2017 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

In case anyone doubted why we needed our own fleet of SSN's, yesterday. Up-close with Yulin, China’s most vital nuclear sub base that’s a big threat to India COL. VINAYAK BHAT (RETD) Yulin Bay in China’s Hainan Island in the south is the only base from where Chinese submarines, especially the nuclea...
by ShauryaT
20 Dec 2017 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

United States urges Pakistan to prove it's a 'responsible steward' of its nuclear missiles While the US can wax eloquent in their policy documents asking Pakistan to assure that its weapons are "safe" - meaning not in terrorist hands that could be used against them or their allies. It is ...
by ShauryaT
20 Dec 2017 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122416

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

India’s Arighat Prototype Limited by Reactor Power & Missile Maturity India’s 6,000 tonne INS Arighat prototype SSBN launch on November 19, 2017 is less of a surprise when one considers GhalibKabir’s adviceon December 12, 2017 that INS Arihantand another 6,000 tonne nuclear sub (now known as Ar...
by ShauryaT
19 Dec 2017 09:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

I am not sure if this paper was posted. Apologies if this is a repeat.It has some high level scenarios but not detailed enough. A New Equation of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weaponisation - Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee India’s strategic nuclear weapons deter Pakistan from first use of nuclear weapons while India’s...
by ShauryaT
19 Dec 2017 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122416

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

The capabilities we need in our SSN has if I may say has a single defined purpose, it is to thwart PLAN SSN from having a free run in the IOR, defend our SSBN force and secondarily to act in a fleet protection role in the indo-pacific. An SSN using its speed advantage can use active sonar techniques...
by ShauryaT
19 Dec 2017 08:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

I am not absolving anyone US or China in the role they have played and continue to play in arming Pakistan, said so in the first post itself. Neither have I said we need to make our program Pakistan centric but quite frankly in reality except for some token capabilities against China, it has been so...
by ShauryaT
19 Dec 2017 07:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

Shiv ji: Just because someone dares to have a different view than your lordship does not make the other crooked, dishonest and bereft of facts or in some other areas too clever by half. There is nothing much to say, under those adjectives. It is the SU-USA who took the view that you take of anyone t...
by ShauryaT
18 Dec 2017 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122416

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

tsarkar: Are you of the view that Aridhaman+ will have a new power plant? If you want to share any details you know, what output, HEU, time frame for completion etc. Yes, all with the caveat that we all know nothing, as nothing is "official".
by ShauryaT
18 Dec 2017 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

The TSP thought process is, I may be dead but I will ensure that many of you die too. I may not be able to win, but I will not let you win also. a. What has changed? b. How is this different from our strategy vis-a-vis China? a. Capabilities (delivery platforms), numbers and yield. b. China and Ind...
by ShauryaT
18 Dec 2017 04:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

^one may laugh off and some may do their pisko analysis and ROFTLS but from a military standpoint, Pakistan's growing arsenal, delivery mechanisms, unconventional launch platforms, reach and its alliance with China are a credible threat to inflict massive damage. It calls for a serious suppression o...
by ShauryaT
17 Dec 2017 05:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

Videos of 100+ US atomic tests. Looks like a lot of them have been recently declassified.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... -GlJ_OQND5
by ShauryaT
16 Dec 2017 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122416

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

^Some more reasons. Agility - The ability to dive and move quickly and have access to enough surge power that even LEU reactors cannot generate - this capability is essential in contested waters. Silent Speed - The speed at which a nuclear sub is considered relatively sound proof to remain undetecte...
by ShauryaT
16 Dec 2017 04:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 371
Views: 47624

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I used to like Prof. Debroy before he joined the government. He was free to speak his mind for the best interests of India but not anymore. Obviously, the answers he gives to questions raised have reasonable and rational explanations, but that is what they are explanations to why objectives have not...
by ShauryaT
16 Dec 2017 03:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7687
Views: 546487

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Digital transactions fail to gather steam after initial demonetisation surge While total value of transactions via electronic payment system hit a high of Rs 149 lakh crore in March 2017, up from Rs 94 lakh crore in November 2016, digital business fell to a low of Rs 107 lakh crore in July 2017 and...
by ShauryaT
15 Dec 2017 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4391
Views: 211679

Re: Deterrence

I hope we do not take these groupings and controls too seriously and act in the expanded view of our national interests. So, if we have to provide some arms to Myanmar or Yemen, should not allow these groups to control our interests. Joining Wassenaar is India’s latest step in the quest for the ‘res...
by ShauryaT
11 Dec 2017 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122416

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

I have a basic question on this latest Sandeep Unnithan report. What makes this report more accurate than some others in the recent past that have directly contradicted on some key items mentioned in the report, especially as it relates to the nuclear plant? The very name of the sub is different. I ...
by ShauryaT
07 Dec 2017 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3196
Views: 397630

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

It took an engineer to make them realize that with a Rs 400 crore which is a drop in the bucket to bring serviceability up to 60% for SU-30MKis. That's 45 planes which is 3 squadrons. And no genius made a stink about this early on? What's wrong with the picture? Many CAG reports chastise the lack o...
by ShauryaT
06 Dec 2017 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122416

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

x-post from the Naval thread. Thanks Philip. Trying to throw further light on our ATV progr.,here is another report of last yr.,with the key info. posted. http://katehon.com/article/russian-indian-nuclear-cooperation Akula-II and Arihant Agreement Acknowledging the work done by BARC and Indian Naval...
by ShauryaT
06 Dec 2017 01:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 448577

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

What is the view on this Quantum thingie?

https://jamestown.org/program/disruptio ... m-sensing/
by ShauryaT
04 Dec 2017 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122416

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

@Philip: Anil Kakodakar is probably 100% right on the Indianness of the Arihant reactor, for he is not asked and says nothing about the S1 !
by ShauryaT
02 Dec 2017 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122416

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

@ ShauryaT : Thanks. Can you tell me how you came up to that calculation? Also can a HEU reactor be refuelled in the same manner as a LEU reactor? How do you increase enrichment from 40% to 80%? Would the latter number translate to 30+ years of usage? Rakesh: That calculation is mostly a derivation...
by ShauryaT
02 Dec 2017 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122416

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Hakeem : What is the HEU reactor % on the Arihant? 40%? Is that a classified number? I believe it will have to get a refuelling, right? It is from my memory, do not remember now where I read it. Another number for recall is 10yrs for Arihant to be refueled, which would equate to about 40%. The late...
by ShauryaT
30 Nov 2017 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122416

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

No. No. No.

No to French reactors, it will stunt evolution of our own.

No to LEU, they need to be refueled multiple times over its lifetime. BARC needs to evolve from 40% HEU to 80%+.

No because they did be horribly expensive.
by ShauryaT
29 Nov 2017 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5144
Views: 453637

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Shiv ji: The easiest and most effective way to achieve a private eco-system is for the government to capitalize on its decades-long investments and disinvest. Let the government "fund" the five-year defense acquisition plans and programs of the LTIPP, creating a 15 year funded plan on what...
by ShauryaT
28 Nov 2017 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971
Replies: 107
Views: 6437

Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

The Puzzle of the 1972 Shimla Summit, Or Why India Did Not Impose Its Will

In their quest to shape the post-war order, Indira Gandhi and her advisors sought to reorient Pakistan’s domestic politics and insulate the subcontinent from the next phase of the Cold War.
by ShauryaT
28 Nov 2017 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5144
Views: 453637

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^@Rakesh: Good post. Now how would you respond if a cynic like me says, the average spend as a factor of GDP on defense is unlikely to exceed 1.5% for the next 10 years. The govt has NO intention to wage a war of aggression against Pakistan and has NO hope of such in the TAR. At max, it seeks to def...

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