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by ShauryaT
22 Mar 2017 20:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387200

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Brain dead ideas have known to win elections not economic results. GoI will continue to struggle to accomplish their desired results. Force can go only so far.

9.29 lakh didn't respond to I-T queries: Jaitley
by ShauryaT
21 Mar 2017 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2437

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Why Parrikar failed in Defence Article by bharat karnad. Not sure what more he expected MP to achieve in 2 years in a democratic setup while following cvc guidelines. Well, the biggest thing would be to not leave a process half done and be kicked down in the process. I mean if he never wanted the j...
by ShauryaT
20 Mar 2017 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2437

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Why Parrikar failed in Defence He started out promisingly. The MMRCA race was decided by the time the Manmohan Singh demited office. It only remained for the incoming BJP government to sign on the dotted line of a contract for the Rafale aircraft that would enrich France, the French economy, the Fr...
by ShauryaT
17 Mar 2017 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2504
Views: 127184

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

tsarkar: A request. 1 or 2 book recommendations, that allows one to go through this historical material? I recently went through 2nd world war from an Indian perspective by Srinath Raghavan, opened up new understanding. TIA. How is the book? I've followed the author but feel that he veers towards t...
by ShauryaT
17 Mar 2017 18:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2504
Views: 127184

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

tsarkar: A request. 1 or 2 book recommendations, that allows one to go through this historical material? I recently went through 2nd world war from an Indian perspective by Srinath Raghavan, opened up new understanding. TIA.
by ShauryaT
17 Mar 2017 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 808
Views: 94995

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^It has been known for some time that China has missile silos in Tibet as it dug in many tunnels during the build of the Lhasa rail line. In the past, some Indian estimates have estimated China to have between 400-800 nuclear weapons. The issue with most western estimates has been that their focus i...
by ShauryaT
17 Mar 2017 05:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1075
Views: 125457

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The problem with India’s naval build-up http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/itCxLclcVmVqEu3rbEMaSO/The-problem-with-Indias-naval-buildup.html By Abhijit Iyer-Mitra : senior fellow at the Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies (IP&CS). Naval build-ups, because of their capital-intensive nature, a...
by ShauryaT
15 Mar 2017 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 2939
Views: 195404

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I will pray for the Tejas. F-16s, Made in India Why Second Best Is Best By S. Paul Kapur and Sumit Ganguly India is in the market for a new fighter plane—actually, about 200 new fighter planes. The country's fleet of MiG 21s is aging and increasingly prone to accidents, so it is seeking a replacemen...
by ShauryaT
15 Mar 2017 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 701
Views: 26272

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Vivek: Good points. The only areas we have made sufficient progress are areas where there was no choice. Namely, Missiles and Nuclear. Sometimes I wish we should do a test, just to get sanctioned so that we learn the hard way through. The military sanctions on China were a boon in disguise, I think ...
by ShauryaT
14 Mar 2017 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2437

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

By coincidence Jetlee may be the best for now. Yesterday there was news that Prikkar had mooted a scheme where funds set aside for defence were "non-lapsing" that is to say that if something was not spent in one financial year - it will not get gobbled up by finance. Thatidea has to be ve...
by ShauryaT
13 Mar 2017 23:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387200

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

http://profit.ndtv.com/news/economy/article-savings-bank-account-cash-withdrawal-limits-lifted-1669136 Were not some folks here saying, withdrawal limits will be there in the future to curtail use of cash and hence BM. Well.... Also, how many more months does the RBI need to compute the deposited fi...
by ShauryaT
09 Mar 2017 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

Avarachan: If you seek to make the above charge that the CIA or some non-natural events by foreign parties were responsible for their deaths, from the realm of a conspiracy theory to the world of a credible charge, we need some extra ordinary proofs for these extra ordinary charges. You are right ab...
by ShauryaT
09 Mar 2017 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

ramana: +1 on ABM. Good to invest in it but not to be confused with the primary deterrent. What guarantees S.Korea and Japanese deterrence is the US nuclear umbrella. But, that is also their problem, it is not in their control.
by ShauryaT
09 Mar 2017 07:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

^99% of the article is a rehash of a year 2000 article by the author on IDSA. Also, some of the gurus such as K. Subramanyam and K. Sunderji had already revised their estimates from the one quoted in the article or early estimates. My suspicion (not confirmed) that the most hawkish of all in those t...
by ShauryaT
07 Mar 2017 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

^If above is true and no reason not to believe so, confirms what was expected. No one arms their missiles with a single 20 KT or 200 KT. They pack it with the maximum the missile can wield and with the technology levels the nation can afford. It is interesting that China conducted a series of tests ...
by ShauryaT
02 Mar 2017 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

The bête noire of many here opines. The Lure and Pitfalls of MIRVs Under these circumstances, it is inconceivable that Pakistan will ignore India’s pursuit of MIRVs and BMD. If India ight-tests MIRVs or deploys limited BMD, the only question is whether Pakistan will choose the tortoise or hare optio...
by ShauryaT
02 Mar 2017 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

Shaurya you are now firmly moving the goal post from "Megatonne warheads" of Karnad to your own beliefs. That is OK as far as I am concerned PSI on target is about height above target and accuracy. That PSI could even come from a 50 kiloton weapon placed accurately and even 10 megatons ta...
by ShauryaT
01 Mar 2017 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

SudeepJ: Thanks for that post above. Shiv ji: A little tied up but no goal shifting from my end or fudging. My position on this has been long set. The evolution of city busters being MT level weapons, done from a single warhead or MIRV is an evolution of CEP and a need to be efficient. Bottom line i...
by ShauryaT
28 Feb 2017 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

To destroy Shanghai, you can do so with 5 missiles of 3 MT yields or 2 MIRV missiles, yielding a total of 10 MT on 20 warheads. In either of the cases MT levels of yields is unleashed to achieve the needed levels of destruction. The latter is simply more efficient. Now you can argue that one can do ...
by ShauryaT
28 Feb 2017 09:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

Shiv ji: The total tonnage of MIRV on a single carrier is still in MT for the major powers. It has simply moved from one single big MT to a more efficient model, where the net tonnage of missile has actually become higher. Reducing CEP's has actually allowed for this. To achieve a level of say "...
by ShauryaT
28 Feb 2017 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

It is instructive that the largest weapons deployed by the British are the 100 KT Trident missile warheads. Five or six of these striking a city will maximize damage and paralysis of responders. BK's MT fetish is best ignored. Perfect. Once India signs on to a defense treaty with the US, we can the...
by ShauryaT
27 Feb 2017 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 3127
Views: 131349

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

India should exploit the 800+ year antagonistic relationship between China and Vietnam to manage the China threat. We need a railway line from Kolkatta to Hanoi. The Vietnamese have not forgotten the events of 1979 despite government attempts at being quiet and Chinese hagiography of the events will...
by ShauryaT
26 Feb 2017 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

^Shiv ji: There are some/many who are looking at nuclear weapons as a mechanism to make Pakistan and if they can the entire muslim region disappear. It is like me cursing "God" on why in the world did he have to give oil of all people to the Arabs. God must hate the Hindus to do so? Both t...
by ShauryaT
26 Feb 2017 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

Nukes are for core deterrence - To prevent nuke attack by assured retaliation Expanded deterrence - To prevent chemical and biological attacks ... Interesting wording, I would have preffered assured and complete destrustion. ramana does not write long posts. But, what he does write are worded caref...
by ShauryaT
26 Feb 2017 09:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

krishna_krishna wrote:Ramana Garu, this is all well but it needs a mention about dirty bombs by non state actors will also invite MR to country they operate out of

Indian doctrine is not limited to state actors. But, realistically this is not a concern. Any such "dirty" attempt is a clean attempt only.
by ShauryaT
26 Feb 2017 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

Pakistan: Test of Submarine Launched Cruise Missile - Brigadier Kuldip Singh (retd) While it is not fully con rmed whether Pakistan has modi ed the Agosta 90B for the Babur-3 cruise missile launch, the fact remains that Pakistan will de nitely have a sea-based nuclear weapons capability after the r...
by ShauryaT
25 Feb 2017 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

^Any nuclear attack of any yield will collapse the "normal" functioning of that location for an X period of time. There is no doubt in this.
by ShauryaT
25 Feb 2017 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

I think too many people underestimate (or simply do not know/have not read) what happens to a city if 100,000 die suddenly leaving 200,000 with burns. Right, like the war planners of yesteryears. They simple did not realize this aspect. When we play nuclear war, it is a game of the insane. A game w...
by ShauryaT
25 Feb 2017 10:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

Shiv ji: You cannot really go by hospital beds in peace time and say this is enough to overwhelm and "destroy" a large state. Destruction is incapacitation. At war time, all types of preventive measures are in place, Triage would be undertaken to prioritize, war time field hospitals, civil...
by ShauryaT
25 Feb 2017 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

^Also, I think this city destruction idea works for small states, where a few large cities effectively is the state. For Pakistan, In my estimate this is true and hence have argued that the number of targets for an effective destruction of Pakistan is probably between 10-20. Taking into account key ...
by ShauryaT
25 Feb 2017 09:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

at least 10-20 bombs with each yielding 300-500 KT, for a total of 6-10 MT to effectively bring a city down. US/Russia/China can do this with 2 missiles. 200 bombs of 500 kt will get you how many Chinese cities? China has more than 100 cities over 1 million. What is this rubbish I hear about about ...
by ShauryaT
25 Feb 2017 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

This is what a modern megapolis looks like, do not believe Mumbai is the only one. Now calculate what it would take to put one like this down? If folks do not like this example, take New York or Shanghai, it does not matter, you will get the scope of the problem. The total area of Mumbai is 603.4 km...
by ShauryaT
25 Feb 2017 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

It will be 3-5x expensive too no? Considering that the most expensive and challenging parts to make will have to be made 5x times instead of more LiD and a tamper. I have no idea, which is more expensive, more N material on a single warhead or more precision made exotic parts. Then the question of ...
by ShauryaT
23 Feb 2017 19:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

Why does India need nuclear weapons? Well it seems like some are bent on genocide of "others"! For the sanity of this thread and for the sake of a reality check, it will be best to limit the answer to the following: 1. Deter nuclear war on India. 2. Act as a symbol of national power - in ...
by ShauryaT
23 Feb 2017 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 3127
Views: 131349

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

^This is standard Chinese method. Superfluous talk to impress unsuspecting audiences with zero movement on the material nature of the talks. In most worlds, such outcomes would be deemed as a failure or at least not touting them as success. We should do the same. Act in our sole national interest, t...
by ShauryaT
23 Feb 2017 02:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

Re: Deterrence

If there is a remote indication of an MT device with Pak, we should not wait a second and go ahead with our test. That regime simply cant be trusted with such a genocidal device while we dont have the devices to return the favor. On the other hand, absent Pak advances, for the same reason, we shoul...
by ShauryaT
21 Feb 2017 19:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4008
Views: 127958

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: 4008
Views: 127958

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: 44
Views: 3263

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...

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