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by ShauryaT
21 Feb 2017 19:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

Shiv ji: My first choice is NOT to rely on non Indian interpretive analysis of Indian events, nuclear or otherwise with some very few exceptions. I know there are many who used such non Indian sources to cast doubt on S1, but I was not one of them. Please do document the technical papers casting dou...
by ShauryaT
21 Feb 2017 05:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

- 1) Please provide (edit) the links so that it is good document for reference. -2) *For me most important* - Select one (or two at the most) points which you think are most important. I would like those to be technical article and the document contains the math/physics/data - preferably from a sou...
by ShauryaT
20 Feb 2017 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Stealth in military aviation, pros and cons
Replies: 39
Views: 2777

Re: Stealth in military aviation, pros and cons

>>Arun.Prabhu >>And I'd love to see other nations spend their national wealth pursuing that dream. Me, give me cheap, reasonably good weapons and platforms that can be used in mass - the same mass also gives me tactical flexibility because I wouldn't be constrained by the number of aircraft I can de...
by ShauryaT
20 Feb 2017 07:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Stealth in military aviation, pros and cons
Replies: 39
Views: 2777

Re: Stealth in military aviation, pros and cons

Let me x-post here also. It is more to do with the role of stealth for India and how we can best leverages it. Cost, time and risk being the biggest impediments to the full fledged stealth fighter fleet. What if we focus AMCA to be an unmanned stealthy sensor detector, so with an AESA, IR, EOTS, RF,...
by ShauryaT
19 Feb 2017 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

The above pieces are further backed by the following individuals, each with enough credibility of their own in their respective works. On Thermonuclear Weapon Capability and its Implications for Credible Minimum Deterrence Statement by Deeply Concerned Senior Scientists Saturday 26 December 2009 Soo...
by ShauryaT
18 Feb 2017 22:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

Posting the primary articles, I have that places credible doubt on the S1 TN test. All have been posted before, apologies for the long post. Some of the original links in various news portals are now defunct. Pokhran-II thermonuclear test, a failure K. Santhanam and Ashok Parthasarathi A critical an...
by ShauryaT
17 Feb 2017 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

Amber G: Answer me one question, before I go and document the above request - again. Does one have to know how to build a product, to test its efficacy, results? If I tell my builder to build the floor of my house to withstand a certain amount of load per square inch, Do I have to know how will he f...
by ShauryaT
17 Feb 2017 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 256
Views: 25334

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Some false canard being spread that LCA Mk2 is being dumped because IAC2 is going to be CATOBAR. That's idiotic because CATs compensate for the lack of thrust of an aircraft to accelarate to take off speeds at MTOW on its own power. The real questions are: 1. Does the Navy deem that LCA's Mk2's pay...
by ShauryaT
16 Feb 2017 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3086
Views: 126939

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

x-post from AMCA thread. What if we focus AMCA to be an unmanned stealthy sensor detector, so with an AESA, IR, EOTS, RF, RWR, ESM, ECM providing the observation and orientation functions. But let the decision and action functions be controlled by a larger aircraft, staying a few 100 KM's from the s...
by ShauryaT
16 Feb 2017 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2606
Views: 173114

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

What if we focus AMCA to be an unmanned stealthy sensor detector, so with an AESA, IR, EOTS, RF, RWR, ESM, ECM providing the observation and orientation functions. But let the decision and action functions be controlled by a larger aircraft, staying a few 100 KM's from the sensor detector. The large...
by ShauryaT
16 Feb 2017 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 2607
Views: 168026

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter


This is the best thing that can happen to India. We will learn to be dependent on our own and no one else, hopefully. Go Trump!!
by ShauryaT
15 Feb 2017 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2606
Views: 173114

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

I was referring to routine ISR as in intelligence and surveillance on your threats to develop and build your threat libraries that go into the automated target recognition and identification. While on the spot SA would contribute a good reference library in the RF and IR spectrum is required to ful...
by ShauryaT
15 Feb 2017 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2606
Views: 173114

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

5th Gen. Pilots - Give me everything you know about flares, front aspect heat signatures, rear aspect heat signatures, radar signatures, ELINT signatures, for blue gray and red jets for the next 15 years and I’ll .... How much of this two seater and single seater to do with being reliant on a "...
by ShauryaT
15 Feb 2017 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3103
Views: 416304

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

shiv wrote:Chap and Kaveri stall very positive about the future.. Made me happy.
What is the Safran consultancy all about, someone please find out the details.
by ShauryaT
15 Feb 2017 05:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 1546
Views: 81709

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

>>The LCH has been designed to operate at 10,000-12,000ft with an armaments load on its weapon stub wing/armament boom. I thought one of the advantages of the LCH was its ability to operate at higher altitudes. Operate has to mean with meaningful payloads. There seems to be huge gap between what the...
by ShauryaT
14 Feb 2017 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 1546
Views: 81709

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The above 3 paint schemes for LCH, what do they stand for? IAF, IA and SF for black?
by ShauryaT
13 Feb 2017 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

OK armed forces have accepted the weapons. Have they been forced into accepting because they have no choice or is the answer different? Along with Koithara's book of 2012 , this article will provide to you the state of affairs, as far as the armed forces are concerned on nuclear affairs. One can qu...
by ShauryaT
13 Feb 2017 05:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

Let me put my few lines to state my point. 1. There is credible doubt that the tested S1 device, a scalable yield two stage TN device failed to perform to its designed test yield 2. There are credible indications (by people in the know) that the deployed warhead on our missiles are actually FBF weap...
by ShauryaT
11 Feb 2017 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 2607
Views: 168026

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Single-engined ruse - Bharat Karnad The Modi regime’s somewhat skewed reason for opting for the MUL route for its Make in India programme is the belief that producing any of these aircraft — from the fairly new (Gripen) to the really old (F-16/F-18) in India, will turn this country into a global hu...
by ShauryaT
11 Feb 2017 02:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

disha wrote:^^ Where are you getting your numbers from? How are you calculating that a BF will require 750 Kg of weight and how are you calculating non-BF weight? Is it 200 Kg? 300 Kg? 700 Kg?


From here, there are other sources too for these calculations, including BRF archives.
by ShauryaT
11 Feb 2017 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

There is something else to ponder. Given that even Prithvi III can carry a one ton payload, with varying Agni series at higher payloads and given the fact that we have not yet decided to arm these with multiple warheads, why in this world will we decide to limit the payload to one measly 200Kt? IMO...
by ShauryaT
10 Feb 2017 23:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

The efficacy gained due to improving missile CEP's and MIRV is not in dispute. What is often missed/omitted is the fact that the overall destruction with modern missiles and warheads is actually higher than older MT warheads based on a single missile/warhead. The destructive force unleashed by a sin...
by ShauryaT
10 Feb 2017 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

RoyG: This is where I agree with Shiv ji. Knowing about the science can help you see through things. I am myself loathe to do so but forced to, so that I may at least understand all the jargon thrown around. Shiv ji has toiled to understand this for the better part of two decades and I am a benefici...
by ShauryaT
10 Feb 2017 07:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

BK revealed that we may have gone past the 200 kt limit w/ a 275 kt warhead. Interestingly enough, Russia and US have many warheads of this particular yield. I wonder if this is some kind of learning curve limitation which can be overcome through tweaking the design. Regardless, we're safe wrt our ...
by ShauryaT
09 Feb 2017 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

There is something else to ponder. Given that even Prithvi III can carry a one ton payload, with varying Agni series at higher payloads and given the fact that we have not yet decided to arm these with multiple warheads, why in this world will we decide to limit the payload to one measly 200Kt? The ...
by ShauryaT
09 Feb 2017 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

One thing and I admit, these are trying to grab at fig leaves and speculative. Kakodkar's statement to Karnad Further, Kakodakar mentioned in an aside to me, that simulation and hydronuclear tests, etc. can, more than adequately, replace actual testing. Does the above tell us something. The hydro nu...
by ShauryaT
09 Feb 2017 19:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

What if the testing team are telling the truth? How much leeway has been given to that possibility before calling them liars? Whether they are truthful or are lying is a tall order to prove in the public domain in the given circumstances. One will have to jump to "beliefs" to do that eith...
by ShauryaT
09 Feb 2017 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

A Sloika is a one stage bomb by design. There is no second stage. The first and only stage can have a variable yield. That is what Sikka says. You don't need any second stage to increase yield. Nowhere does anyone say that there was a second stage. That is a figment of BRF imagination. You have to ...
by ShauryaT
08 Feb 2017 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

Guess where the B61-12 has been "tested" so to say. Also, why is the B61-12 not based on Teller-Ulam, in your view? It is based on radiation implosion. Are you saying the basic design of the B61 is not based on the Teller-Ulam or are you saying the 12th derivation is not? Regardless, you s...
by ShauryaT
08 Feb 2017 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

Shiv ji: I read the below in no other way, other than a claim of teller-ulam. He said — and this astonished me — that based on the 1998 data Indian designers could even design “yield-dialed” weapons by, as Sikka said, simply reducing/increasing the fissile material and changing the mass of chemical ...
by ShauryaT
08 Feb 2017 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

One does not have to search very hard to see Karnad bullshitting. Kakodkar mentions hydronuclear testing and Karnad speaks of laser containment of fusion. Karnad does not understand even rudimentary physics let alone advanced physics. Hydrodynamic and hydronuclear testing are a completely different...
by ShauryaT
08 Feb 2017 03:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 68982

Re: Understanding US thread-III

^RD: There is much that the US too is learning from China, on how to handle these complex inter-relationships of the modern era, where one competes and cooperates at the same time with a party that is an adversary and a trading partner. Before two giants fight with each other they will first fight b...
by ShauryaT
07 Feb 2017 23:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 3791
Views: 114573

Re: Deterrence

Looks like the conference details are coming out. Incomprehensible position on N-testing - Bharat Karnad In an interesting Meet on “Revising the N-doctrine”hosted by the Foundation for Integrated National Security headed by Lt Gen DB Shekatkar, former chairman, AEC, Anil Kakodkar, and SK Sikka ex-N ...
by ShauryaT
07 Feb 2017 20:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371039

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^I think the reduction is right intended and practical progress. To make it effective, what should be done is to have the percentage of anonymous to be less than 10% of contributions, if more then those have to be declared regardless of donation amount. Such a step will allow for the practical neces...
by ShauryaT
01 Feb 2017 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 231
Views: 14356

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

I do not know where to put higher defense management issues. Hence posting here. Defence Budget Up Over 6% At Rs. 2.74 Lakh Crore In 2017-18 Overall defence budget saw a 6.2 per cent increase for the next fiscal year at Rs. 2.74 lakh crore from the current Rs. 2.58 lakh crore, with the capital outla...
by ShauryaT
01 Feb 2017 17:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 547
Views: 34732

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

we need a universal air launched missile like JASSM-ER, harpoon-ER or JASSM that even F-16 sized planes can carry. but since we struggling with nirbhay its a long call. used in some bulk they can damage a lot of infra. lets get the garuda , saaw and garudamma into production and service on all IAF ...
by ShauryaT
31 Jan 2017 08:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3972
Views: 302526

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Cost is one of the reasons, I just love good old artillery shells. On land, ships and from the air. In an Indian context, we can use 100,000 of them in a day and still not alarm the MoF babu :)
by ShauryaT
30 Jan 2017 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 547
Views: 34732

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

With China having based large artillery/rocket forces in Tibet I started looking for more information. One of the most informative articles I found almost immediately is linked below. Unfortunately it leaves out Tibet entirely but I post it because it has a link to a Google earth placemark map of e...
by ShauryaT
29 Jan 2017 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 547
Views: 34732

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

^^This article was posted elsewhere - maybe not BRF - could have been IDRW. Another article full of generalities that are all available in open source publications and few specifics. A few questionable statements as well For example the author says: India maintains its large body of troops relative...

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