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by ShauryaT
27 May 2018 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

Pakistan’s sea-based nuclear deterrent and its asymmetric escalation strategy -- ABHIJNAN REJ However, with the Modi government coming to power in 2014, there has been more than minor rumblings about the continued efficacy of India’s nuclear doctrine in a changing strategic environment. His party c...
by ShauryaT
26 May 2018 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2638
Views: 361918

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

The Problem with Defence Acquisitions - Bharat Karnad Compare this state of affairs with the country’s design, development and production capabilities where SSBNs are concerned: India is completely self-sufficient in propulsion systems, control technology, and most of the assemblies in the boat. Wh...
by ShauryaT
24 May 2018 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

MIRV allows you to overcome ABM defenses and hit multiple targets over broad distances. What you are referring to is MRV which are like buckshot citybusters. Nobody invests in this technology b/c of improved CEP. The only missile that I know that still does linear release in orbit is ss-18. Anythin...
by ShauryaT
23 May 2018 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

Anyone advocating anything > 300 kt has lost their mind. BK needs to chill with the megaton language. You have to read the prescriptions in context and in view of the timeframes being referred to. 1. To my knowledge, BK has used the megaton language in terms of proven, tested yields to characterize...
by ShauryaT
23 May 2018 06:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

Some more on the gun type design and how it may possibly fit into the NASR, who's payload is rated at 400 KG. Although an SRBM its dimensions are very close to a 300 mm tube artillery. Gun Assembly 4.1.6.1 Gun Assembly This was the first technique to be seriously proposed for creating fission explos...
by ShauryaT
22 May 2018 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

Shiv ji: What you think of Karnad and his knowledge is entirely your prerogative. If you choose to disregard him due to his supposed technical knowledge and treat his policy views as rhetoric, even those are entirely up to you. FWIW: You may not have a high view of his views on the matter but there ...
by ShauryaT
22 May 2018 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

A well-researched piece. Would love to get counter arguments of the message and not the messenger or how someone thinks he knows "more" and is a "scientist". Walking Back Delusional Nuclear Policies - Bharat Karnad Indeed, an active programme of exports of nuclear goods will more...
by ShauryaT
18 May 2018 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

I don't think our nuclear industry has a bright future. It will only comprise a small portion of the energy mix. Renewables and hydro will increase substantially and eat into the coal share. We should begin seriously investing in SILEX, reprocessing, battery tech, etc. Only 6 commercial breeders 50...
by ShauryaT
18 May 2018 06:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

I think you have got it wrong about subkiloton and sophistication. It requires great sophistication to squeeze 10 kt out of a 30 cm diameter missile. It is the diameter that is the problem. Plutonium has to be squeezed efficiently from all directions to get the maximum yield. Or else it will be sub...
by ShauryaT
16 May 2018 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

I have said elsewhere that nuke powers need space or area to be able to use the nukes against invading forces. Bingo!! A key point missed by many, many "experts". The Warsaw tank force numbered in the 10's of thousands and the landscape, huge swaths in central Europe. Another key point of...
by ShauryaT
16 May 2018 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

Shiv ji: A couple of comments. The paper below estimates a yield of up to 10 KT within that 30 CM frame, based on the W-33 design. Since much of this miniaturization needs advanced designs, which requires testing to be credible, we can probably discount the sophistication of Pakistani TNW and IMO, r...
by ShauryaT
16 May 2018 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

Why is 45 psi overpressure needed to destroy a tank? Does it need to be physically disintegrated? 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. ...
by ShauryaT
16 May 2018 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2501
Views: 226612

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

3. Reg. Rafales, the iaf seem really impressed with it's abilities, perhaps the Spectra, mica iir and meteor combo is to die for? They seem to be willing to put it against the j20. Only on the assumption that the J-20 is not as stealthy as even the PAK-FA. With that assumption, even Tejas can go ag...
by ShauryaT
14 May 2018 06:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

Amber G: You have the liberty to question the credibility of a whole host of scientific people, who have called it a dud/fizzle. Having debated this before, do not wish to open the can. You also have the liberty to call these claims idiotic. But beyond the labs of science, there is a real world out ...
by ShauryaT
14 May 2018 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

Nuclear Brinkmanship: Lessons for South Asia - Balraj Nagal I would highly recommend reading this paper by our ex-SFC, pertaining to the how India looks upon the Pakistani nuclear threat. Brinkmanship is the deliberate creation of a recognisable risk, a risk that one does not completely control. Cu...
by ShauryaT
13 May 2018 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2273
Views: 360470

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China's first home built carrier starts sea trials.
by ShauryaT
12 May 2018 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1381
Views: 148071

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

^I think you are confusing MWt and MWe all over. The LA class does 30+ knots. Arihant cannot come close to those speeds. The Akula does so, only through brute power.
by ShauryaT
12 May 2018 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

by ShauryaT
12 May 2018 18:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

India’s nuclear policy: China, Pakistan and two distinct nuclear trajectories -- HARSH V. PANT, YOGESH JOSHI Explains my earlier post on why 1998, rather than 1974 was viewed as the public start of nuclear India. New Delhi’s calculation was simple but profound: any use or threat of use of nuclear w...
by ShauryaT
12 May 2018 18:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 893
Views: 75275

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

India back in Maldives, Indian Navy to patrol waters of island nation jointly Indian Navy Ship Sumedha - an offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) - has been deployed in Maldivian waters to carry out surveillance of the exclusive economic waters of Maldives with the Maldivian military. And, the elite Marine ...
by ShauryaT
12 May 2018 18:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 573
Views: 67871

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India FULL AUDIO OF TALK INTERNATIONAL POLITICS Listen to the full audio (above) of the talk by David C Engerman, where he discusses how superpowers turned to foreign aid as an instrument for pursuing geopolitics through economic means during the Cold War....
by ShauryaT
12 May 2018 05:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

so much have happened in 20 years in armed forces particularly nuclear reactor for submarine, missiles etc. but what about advancement in nuclear weapons arena? In India everything takes another +20 years + babu pace of progress to see the light of the day. The sub program was semi-launched in 1978...
by ShauryaT
12 May 2018 05:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4558
Views: 252439

Re: Deterrence

India must revise its nuclear policy and keep its strategy opaque - BK The Shakti series of underground tests 20 years ago were the last, stifled, hurrah of the Indian nuclear weapons programme. Stifled because the thermonuclear device tested on May 11, 1998 was a dud, and the last hurrah because t...
by ShauryaT
10 May 2018 23:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2061
Views: 187581

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Craven Indian govt will bow down to Trump’s edict on Iran -- Bharat Karnad What does India do? With his US tilting policy that simultaneously distances India from Russia Modi has tried hard to please Trump, which so far has not prevented Trump from going all out with his moves to close the US as ec...
by ShauryaT
10 May 2018 22:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1669
Views: 186958

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

btw indian babus of all stripes get sent to harvaad jfk school of public administration for year long residential courses sponsored by our tax money. For crying sake, why not send them to someone in India who teaches them some Kautilya Niti or any of our shastras and then and only then go to Harvar...
by ShauryaT
10 May 2018 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1669
Views: 186958

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

X Posted on the Terroristani Thread China gives Pakistan two ships for security of CPEC sea route As expected, China will use "local" forces to protect her interests and provide these vassal states with the necessary wherewithal military, economic and political to create long-term allianc...
by ShauryaT
07 May 2018 08:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1669
Views: 186958

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

Please remove, if posted earlier. Why did China agree to Wuhan? RODERICK MACFARQUHAR, Leroy Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard is a leading international authority on Chinese politics. He was born in pre-Partition Punjab and has maintained a life-long interest in...
by ShauryaT
07 May 2018 03:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 292
Views: 30549

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

DPC turning out, as expected, to be yet another bureaucratic pimple - Bharat Karnad It is early days for this entity but not having defense planning within the MoD headed by the RM really undermines an entire institution, where the RM does not matter to the process. The new setup will thrive and fl...
by ShauryaT
05 May 2018 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3687
Views: 650873

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Singha wrote:Kmsam is like our akash1

We should ioc the akash2 , build a akash3 and comvine them into a s300 type system
Why are we not investing into an Astra based SAM for Mid Range capabilities?
by ShauryaT
05 May 2018 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Jirga Princeton, NJ SATURDAY APRIL 28 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1848

Re: BRF Jirga Princeton, NJ SATURDAY APRIL 28 2018

XI. AVM Arjun Subramanian(R) also concurs.... https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2270620#p2270620 The attached quotes the below The envoy said the idea of holding an informal summit was first mooted by Prime Minister Modi ramana: Appreciate your thoughts above and understand the pers...
by ShauryaT
03 May 2018 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Jirga Princeton, NJ SATURDAY APRIL 28 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1848

Re: BRF Jirga Princeton, NJ SATURDAY APRIL 28 2018

Shaurya T believes that Modi asked for the summit, and has in effect humiliated India by going on bended knee before the Son of Heaven in the Middle Kingdom... exactly in line with how China sees its model of asserting supremacy over its neighbours. A little clarification is needed. The issue raise...
by ShauryaT
01 May 2018 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2489
Views: 219275

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

rajsunder wrote:
This whole thing looks like PAK FA except for the rear facing radar protrusion between the engines that is present in PAK FA and is missing in the Airbus version
Also, spaces the engines out reducing the concentration of heat thereby lowering IR signatures, especially with their new engines?
by ShauryaT
29 Apr 2018 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Jirga Princeton, NJ SATURDAY APRIL 28 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1848

Re: BRF Jirga Princeton, NJ SATURDAY APRIL 28 2018

ramana: You would be happy to know the majority of discussions were around the topics you suggested. Some old timers (banned) were also there as BRF is in their blood. The biggest unresolved question was, who asked for the meeting Modi or Xi?

RD: Thanks for the initiative, until next time!
by ShauryaT
29 Apr 2018 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 292
Views: 30549

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

Aditya G wrote:In modi sarkar the NSA is effectively the CDS ...... .
First, a junior minister as RM and now an IPS cadre as an ex-officio head of defense! :(
by ShauryaT
26 Apr 2018 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2489
Views: 219275

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The point really was should invest 4-6 billion dollars into this venture and get hardly any IP for it. Given that RuAF isn't adding these in numbers, all the debugging and growing pains are ours and ours alone. If this were an equal partnership with joint r&d and production (Airbus kinda model?...
by ShauryaT
25 Apr 2018 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2489
Views: 219275

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

One more point to add and I hate to be a skeptic but for every post which seeks to bank on the AMCA and dump the PAK- FA based product, some food for thought. The LCA has taken 25+ years post funding to get to partial squadron strength, still maturing and yet to be in FOC. A reasonable approach to r...
by ShauryaT
25 Apr 2018 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2489
Views: 219275

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

CM: One bogey is this TOT thing. We need to be clear on what TOT is. It is the transfer of production technology. The ability to use "local" resources to produce items, even from a component level. There is NO ONE else who has offered us this opportunity like the Russians have. In many cas...

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