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by ShauryaT
18 Aug 2017 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2441
Views: 315815

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

could be based off the akula reactor family which is still used for latest subs http://gentleseas.blogspot.in/2015/10/submarine-propulsion-test-reactor-needs.html I do not know Singha. I have asked the author and some others. Sounds suspicious to me. A higher powered reactor that we will use on S-4...
by ShauryaT
18 Aug 2017 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2441
Views: 315815

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Deep Designs - The Week Arihant and Aridhaman are learnt to be of 6,000 tonnes each and would be powered by a 83MW nuclear reactors; S-3 Plus will be powered by a 160MW reactor . So, will be two others, codenamed S-4 and S-5. Can we get corroboration for the news in the report of a 160 MWt reactor ...
by ShauryaT
17 Aug 2017 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2441
Views: 315815

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^ Ah so you mean the 80MW of Arihant is not the thermal power but power in MWe ? Seriously 80Mwt would be like 15-18 MWe for sub reactor ......Charka reactor are rated at 190 MWt and 35MWe if Janes is to be believed. 29 MWe for Chakra/Akula. Russian sub reactor thermal to electric conversion is not...
by ShauryaT
14 Aug 2017 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8319
Views: 524090

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

China may make moves to either send forces or send a clear message that they will send forces to intervene in Pakistan on its behalf or to protect their interests. They will seek to join issue on Kashmir with Pakistan and seek to make it a tripartite issue. They will also get aggressive in courting ...
by ShauryaT
14 Aug 2017 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

^Arun Shourie's new book "Two Saints" touches upon the subject. He looks into the experiences of Sri Ramana Maharishi and Ramakrishna Paramhansa, two revered sages of the contemporary era and critically examines their experiences using the lens of science. However, he does not stop there, ...
by ShauryaT
10 Aug 2017 17:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8319
Views: 524090

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Some info regarding the 33 corps move. Meanwhile, the Indian Army has preponed their annual two-week exercise – Operational Alert, popularly called Op Alert, for 33 Corps overlooking the Sikkim’s border to acclimatise themselves with their likely area of operation. The acclimatisation happens in two...
by ShauryaT
10 Aug 2017 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 268
Views: 20674

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

Case for a Joint Communication Command for the Indian Armed Forces A new Defence Cyber Agency under the HQ IDS and headed by a Major General or equivalent rank officer is in the process of being established. • Positive developments are also expected in the creation of the Chief of Defence Staff/Per...
by ShauryaT
07 Aug 2017 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1597
Views: 189489

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Why can't the Govt order the probe? Why do they need court? At least at that time, I think the fear of GoI was a genocide charge would bring attention of the issue to the UN and allow foreign powers to intervene in the Kashmir issue. It will also confirm the 2NT nature of the conflict. It would als...
by ShauryaT
02 Aug 2017 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 268
Views: 20674

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

I am reading FM Alan Broke War Diaries. He was CIGS during Worlod War II. He coordinated worldwide battles for Great Britain. He had no need for ADS. Same with Gen George Marshal. I think this CDS is fake battle by IA to restore primacy eroded by Congress party. Capable generals to the top post is ...
by ShauryaT
26 Jul 2017 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2838
Views: 207645

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

If it takes these kind of provocative statements to make transformational change, so be it. Pakistani defence industrial base better than ours: Indian Army Vice Chief Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand, Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS), said the ordnance factories have not been able to keep...
by ShauryaT
26 Jul 2017 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

OK, you want to speak DNA, then let us speak DNA. Has this article been posted here? I am Not an expert by any means. The Aryan Invasion Issues « ANI, ASI, R1a and Indian ancestral origins Y-DNA (male lineages) too migrated from India to Europe The Silva et al write about R1a branches as their prime...
by ShauryaT
26 Jul 2017 06:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Here comes the AIT/AMT, an article by Rajesh Kochhar in IE, nothing new here, no new reference is given. The Aryan chromosome Where did the Aryans come to India from? When did they migrate? Genetics is now beginning to affirm archaeological and literary evidence. My best answer to the above article...
by ShauryaT
26 Jul 2017 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8319
Views: 524090

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I will mark this post with a @@@@ and do a string search for it after July 28th. At least you have been kind enough to make a prediction that is a few days away. Most predictions on BRF are so far in the future that people will be dead before anyone can get back and challenge a failed prediction My...
by ShauryaT
26 Jul 2017 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8319
Views: 524090

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

It is always good time to resume nuclear testing; my pet peeve with Indian establishment is that testing is done once in a blue moon, preferably, when no one is looking :P . I prefer nuclear tests be carried out regularly (may be once or twice an year) so that we can validate our bomb designs, have...
by ShauryaT
26 Jul 2017 00:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8319
Views: 524090

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Where are the border points from which the Chinese can attack? There are 9 points where conflict could take place. I will list them and write some detail from what I have observed on GE. the points will be listed from East to West 1. Eastern tip of Arunachal - near Walong 2. West of Walong along th...
by ShauryaT
25 Jul 2017 03:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

I am sure this must have been presented earlier in this thread but since the discussion is happening again, I want to post this paper by Subhash Kak on the date of the MBH. The Mahabharata and the Sindhu-Sarasvati Tradition Concluding Remarks The material from the Mahabharata and the Puranas provide...
by ShauryaT
25 Jul 2017 03:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Bibek Debroy dates it to around 1100 BC. Bibek Debroy is just stating what the BORI authors stated. Their work started nearly 100 years back. They did not seek to date MBH and largely went by what was held convention then. This held convention was still dictated by western indologists then with the...
by ShauryaT
25 Jul 2017 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Ram lived in Treta yug. We are living in Kaliyug now. In between there was Dwapar yug which was 864,000 years long. Assuming that we are x years into Kaliyug and Ram breathed his last y years before the end of Treta, that should make Ramayana at least (y + 864,000 + x) years old. I am surprised why...
by ShauryaT
22 Jul 2017 21:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Not all Indians. As Indian philosophies like Charvaka or Ajivika shows, the assumptive & unsubstantiated ideology of 'Mukti' has not been the goal of all Indians. Our highly affluent material culture for most of our recorded history also shows that as a society,we were more focussed on material...
by ShauryaT
21 Jul 2017 18:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

There is every possibility that Greek itself was influenced by language from India. There is every possibility that ancient Greek thought was influenced by India. Pythagoaros beliefs in the all pervading soul. Plato's works cannot be distinct from the ways of Upanishads. Mithra the Vedic god not on...
by ShauryaT
21 Jul 2017 02:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 63
Views: 6492

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

What happens to a nation that cannot protect itself and how decisions are made by major power in their narrow self interests.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/inside-yemen/
by ShauryaT
20 Jul 2017 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 1876
Views: 104999

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

There is no saga for the Russian ware is not ready yet. I think many are getting suckered into words like "equal" partnership etc. This is a Russian product that India will buy with an ability to customize heavily not available from any other nation. It is not to be looked upon as a replac...
by ShauryaT
19 Jul 2017 08:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

>>SriJoy >>yep. But that hinduism is dead/dying. What we have today, is copy-cat of Abrahamics, where its all about absolute belief in holy books and trying to make nebulous 'fortune-teller language' fit into science. >>Maybe 1 in a thousand. Rest are all con-artists, promising things or claiming th...
by ShauryaT
19 Jul 2017 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

A_Gupta: Thanks. I have no qualms in saying after reading much of the BORI translations that this vast corpus of knowledge is synthetic or rather I would say congruent in nature, at least to a layman. The critical edition has accomplished this. E.g: Excluding popular stories like Ganesha writing the...
by ShauryaT
19 Jul 2017 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

I have taken some quotes from Debroy's work and posting it here. Folks into the history of the MBH can comment. But to be fair to Debroy, he is least concerned about these dates. What he does is translation with the least interpretive judgments or commentaries in his works. It wasn’t composed on a s...
by ShauryaT
18 Jul 2017 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

A_Gupta: I am not entirely sure by what you mean by the above post. The fact that there is a deliberate design in much of the MBH and there is a carefully constructed narrative and many, many of its sub plots and stories are mostly to emphasize and expound upon some point about Dharma or the plot of...
by ShauryaT
18 Jul 2017 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Dismissing the MBH as a civil war misses the point reiterated in the MBH itself again and again. It is a treatise on the puruShartha. To delink the centrality of the questions about Dharma from it is a travesty of the first order, equivalent to defamation were Vyasa to be a live person or ignorance,...
by ShauryaT
18 Jul 2017 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

1. Nonsense. thats not how 'European history' has evolved, thats how pretty much all of history has evolved. Because whether you are dharmic or adharmic, indian or new guinean, killing people for either loot or control has always been the top two motivators of warfare in society. its called being h...
by ShauryaT
18 Jul 2017 03:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Srijoy: Itihaas is not history but it is not entirely mythical too. To practitioners like myself how much of MBH was myth and how much was real and its dates are slightly irrelevant to the design intent of this beautiful magnus opus. Its works are there to impart Dharma and is a treatise on the four...
by ShauryaT
18 Jul 2017 03:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

However, i still don't see what conditions would be prevalent pan-India (or atleast, across entire North India) to forment such a war with multiple players involved. the prima-facie reason for war in Mahabharata is highly unlikely in reality. We see Indians such as Kakatiyas, Chalukyas, Cholas, etc...
by ShauryaT
18 Jul 2017 03:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

>>1200 BC is roughly when we see the second wave of urbanization in Indian subcontinent, namely, the Ganges valley. Which makes sense, since IVC collapsed around 1900 BC and the next 500-700 years would be an expected timeline for mass-scale farming presence in Gangetic plains by IVC settlers and th...
by ShauryaT
17 Jul 2017 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Shiv ji: Another person who has some inspiring interpretations of the vedas is David Frwaley - aka Vamdev Shastri. There are others too, but many are in Indian languages and being a colonized Hindu cannot read most of them. Another one that i would be reading down the road is the take of Bibek Debro...
by ShauryaT
15 Jul 2017 17:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 898
Views: 69086

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Russia to Build 5th Generation Fighter-Interceptor in Addition to PAK FA, PAK DA "We are currently developing the concept of a long-range interceptor aircraft to bring a proposal to our main customer [the Russian Defense Ministry]," Tarasenko said. Earlier, Borisov said that Russia's next...
by ShauryaT
13 Jul 2017 23:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 24083

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

The question is: at what point does restraining the security forces to protect the life and limb of C-Muslims in such scenarios STOP being worthwhile? Does the logic of restraint follow a law of diminishing returns? Is there a case for simply taking out a certain % of C- (and of course B-) Muslims ...
by ShauryaT
13 Jul 2017 09:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4116
Views: 156794

Re: Deterrence

Indian nuclear forces, 2017 Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris India continues to modernize its nuclear arsenal, with at least four new weapon systems nowunder development to complement or replace existing nuclear-capable aircraft, land-baseddelivery systems, and sea-based systems. India is es...
by ShauryaT
13 Jul 2017 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 24083

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

There is some reporting that HM has chemical weapons now. If used, it triggers our nuclear doctrine and massive assured retaliation? ? I know it sounds weird but just stating what the doctrinal theory is. But a good exercise to link ALL these groups HM, Hurriyat etc as arms of the Pakistani state ma...
by ShauryaT
12 Jul 2017 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 24083

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

RD: On why do it. I think it is to send a message to the Indian state that even an organized and scheduled event such as the Yatra, cannot be secured by the Indian state and that Pakistan calls the shots on when and who to target and where. This is not the first time the Yatra has been targeted. The...
by ShauryaT
12 Jul 2017 21:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 24083

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

LeT condemning attack is part of the ISI plan to resurrect the Kashmir issue and separate it from "terrorism". So, mass or political protests, stone pelters and attacks on security forces and politicians would be claimed as part of its revolt to Indian suppression. Attacks that are not cur...
by ShauryaT
10 Jul 2017 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3436
Views: 97266

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Mahabharat BORI critical edition has the term Dravida to refer to as one of the "kingdoms". Reference seems to indicate Southern India.

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