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by Nalla Baalu
23 Aug 2019 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1520
Views: 159490

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Hyderbad US consulate has longest waiting times in India for Visa appointments. Current waiting time for H1B visa appointment @ HYD is in excess of 4 months. They are currently using Chiran fort (Nizam vintage?) in Begumpet. They are literally using windows of the main building as interview counters...
by Nalla Baalu
25 May 2019 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 105039

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I am unaware of the context in which this expression was used, but I am guessing the word used may have been bondha and not bondu . Bondu/bondhu: Draw-string, as in what is used to fasten a loose pajama around waist Bonda/bondha: Burial mound, as in the spot a dead body has been interred at. During ...
by Nalla Baalu
25 May 2019 07:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 105039

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Analysis of the results by Rajat Sharma @ IndiaTV. Savor this: BJP skewered Scamgress in 133 of 137 seats where they were one-on-one.

by Nalla Baalu
23 May 2019 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 105039

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Sumeet wrote:Where is Dilbu ? We need him till 4 PM India time.
Sumeet wrote:Where is Dilbu ? We need him till 4 PM India time.


Dilbu saar is giving 'my dog ate my update report' excuse to get out of his customer meeting at 2 PM!
by Nalla Baalu
19 May 2019 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 492500

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Ardeshir wrote:
KL Dubey wrote:^^LOL, at least they could have removed the headline logo "India with RG" to project credibility....

What credibility, hainjee? :lol:


For why is NDA placed on top of the table in withRG exit poll? What order is it?
by Nalla Baalu
19 May 2019 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 492500

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

A_Gupta wrote:Which pollster was most accurate in 2014?


Today's Chanakya
by Nalla Baalu
03 May 2019 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1471
Views: 376696

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karakat sahab, I am speaking of the emboldened part. Nirbhay has a single piece wing which rotates along the midpoint to deploy, so on one side it will be on the upper side and on the lower side on the other It opens on the the bottom on both sides. Kakarat saar is obviously picturing missile in bo...
by Nalla Baalu
03 May 2019 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1471
Views: 376696

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

How :wink: Like this https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR5KayIIi4ur_oiXgqe4Vt-uWlTHpx393kuVcrqOW49_2yko28y1Q Kakarat saar, please post a link to the video the above image is captured from. The test engineer I presume is demonstrating how single piece wing snaps into position.
by Nalla Baalu
02 May 2019 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1471
Views: 376696

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

we really have no indication the Nirbhay has any sea skimming capability Please watch the interview with the Nirbhay scientists by Anantha Krishna M Low altitude (multiple media reports with 5m references) and shore-hugging (stay below shore based radar envelopes) capabilities were specifically cal...
by Nalla Baalu
19 Apr 2019 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3938
Views: 808545

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Incidentally, yesterday when I was watching a video of this, YouTube app recommended an amateur video of how SpaceX manages the accuracy. Among other things like restartable motors, fine control thrusters, lattice vanes, most striking part was very structured product development with grasshopper(?)...
by Nalla Baalu
17 Apr 2019 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1154
Views: 190347

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

^^Maybe he was thinking of Falcon Heavy, which uses liquid fueled core stage and boosters. For the first time only in second launch of Falcon Heavy they recovered all three stages !!! It is no short of science fiction --- hats off to Elon Musk and Space X team. This video is for everyone who loves ...
by Nalla Baalu
16 Apr 2019 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 108400

Re: Indian ASAT Test

JayS wrote:Interception at upward vector is good no..? It conclusively proves that the ASAT PDV MK2 is capable of much higher altitude interception (and range).


DRDO chief is on record stating interception altitude capability of more than 1000 km. This specification need not be considered speculative, IMHO.
by Nalla Baalu
13 Apr 2019 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 108400

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Isnt it possible that the sacrificial satellite's attitude was changed to present a bigger target.. given this was the first test? There are so many imponderables in these things that outsiders can only guess. Exactly. Issue command to satellite to turn 'toasty' side of the body and solar panels to...
by Nalla Baalu
25 Feb 2018 09:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1089899

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

There have been Dhanush dress rehearsal flights preceding ABM test flights of the past, where target gets tracked but electronically neutralized. This test appears to be validation test for a sneakier target. Hemant Kumar Rout on Dhanush Test The t est was aimed at checking the performance of manoeu...
by Nalla Baalu
22 Jan 2015 07:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 18134

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

It was always a no-fly zone for non-military manned aircraft but I guess even police/security drones are forbidden this time. The given-in bit is media spin of course. Why, Obama thinks we are going to drone him like he drones Taliban in Af-Pak? Or lacking confidence in security of the UAV command ...
by Nalla Baalu
10 May 2014 02:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1100385

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Is it a barter?: Tamil Nadu CEO as Varanasi poll observer for inaction on Rahul G's poll booth misadventure.
by Nalla Baalu
06 May 2014 05:46
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1100385

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

My guess would be wrong, but the crowd does not look 2 lakhs from the photo above. Maybe it ahs been taken when the crowd has not fully assembled. Do you notice height from which it is taken?. One can see curvature of the earth. Saar, that is optical aberration from wide-angle lens on the UAV that ...
by Nalla Baalu
28 Apr 2014 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 370021

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Directional warhead did not fire because miss-distance was greater than what was aimed for?

Sanjay wrote:Anyone care to comment on this:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/i ... 953934.ece

chackojoseph, any fresh insight ?
by Nalla Baalu
27 Apr 2014 23:27
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 5849
Views: 160544

Re: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections

My immediate cousin & his friends (from Dilsukhnagar area of Hyderabad) have apparently pledged their political affiliation to local INC leader/MLA in return for generous contributions to their annual Vinayaka-Chavithi celebrations. Some other cousins in IT-VITY fields are leaning towards JP of ...
by Nalla Baalu
27 Apr 2014 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 370021

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

This 'TheHindu' report by Y. Mallikarjun from two weeks ago carried more pertinent details: India to conduct complex interceptor missile test In another fortnight, India will be conducting one of the most complex interceptor missile tests. For the first time a state-of-the-art interceptor missile at...
by Nalla Baalu
27 Apr 2014 16:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 370021

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Did anyone notice a minor oscillation of the interceptor upon launch, or is it my eyes tricking me with moving foliage in the background?
by Nalla Baalu
27 Apr 2014 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 370021

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

How do they have a count down for an interceptor launch? One thing is we could see the angulation of the launch platform changing while the count down was occurring. Saar, stabilization that is seen in the initial frames is from the ship-borne target onlee. IMHO, there is a minimal interceptor coun...
by Nalla Baalu
13 Apr 2014 18:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 174230

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Please ID the following, being misreported as part of a 'helicopter' by The Hindu. 'Exhaust' nozzle appears to be non-metallic. A towed target, perhaps?

Helicopter remnants found near Itchapuram

Image
by Nalla Baalu
28 Nov 2010 00:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 853431

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

<OMG(Out of Musharraff Guess)> Offload cargo from nearest mainland railway/roadway (Paradip or Dhamra?) and use a barge to what appears like jetty on the west side of the wheeler island. </OMG> Wheeler Island rail line and test platform on Google Maps How do they transport the missiles to the launch...
by Nalla Baalu
25 Oct 2010 07:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 822845

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

IMVHO, the DRDO gentleman is musing aloud about possibility of extrapolating technology of PAD/AAD ballistic missile defence to BVR missile defence. With ABM technologies currently maturing, perhaps anti-BVR is next frontier. ... he said that yes the work is going on & then he suggested some thi...
by Nalla Baalu
03 Oct 2010 21:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1499136

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Thats DLRL-developed 'Sujav' EW system for communication monitoring and jamming. I am guessing here it is being used to jam cellular communication outside the stadium. Civilian version, I recall is used quite often with VVIP convoys. Saw the exact same vehicle in Bluru few days back near Sarjapur OR...
by Nalla Baalu
27 Jul 2010 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 370021

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Regarding the yellow/blue plot, I think it might be the other way, the yellow being AAd. The yellow line might be continuing, because the gimballed part might still be intact after the projectiles go out. Whereas the blue is all torn up after a certain time. The red might be the point where the com...
by Nalla Baalu
27 Jul 2010 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 370021

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

I wonder, if I am right in reading that, yellow track is that of the 'enemy' and undulating blue track is that of the AAD (undulating track suggestive of terminal homing manuevers?). Red dot indicating AAD fragment carrying its transmitter and blue dot indicating 'enemy' transmitter (contained in a ...
by Nalla Baalu
15 Apr 2010 00:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579058

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

The engines that are eventually mated to the launch vehicles, are they ground-tested (fired) for part or whole of their mission durations or do they come right off the manufacturing-line (after mandatory QC checks) for integration?
by Nalla Baalu
14 Apr 2010 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 274576

Re: The Red Menace

Attached is translation of the excellent take of JPN on 'Maoist Ideology' from video (in telugu) posted earlier by user 'Rony'. Most of the comments in brackets are mine. Do you need guns for health-care? Do you need guns for livelihood? It is fact that our system of governance is spoilt. There are ...
by Nalla Baalu
14 Apr 2010 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2406
Views: 369143

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

IIRC, back in 2000, Andhra Pradesh minister Madhav Reddy was rumoured to have been assasinated by PWG using similar modus-operandi, when his vehicle got blown up on a newly constructed fly-over at Ghatkesar near Hyderabad. link And this one highlights the Maoists' 'far sightnesses' and resources ava...
by Nalla Baalu
30 Mar 2010 19:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 699539

Re: LCH discussion

I was under impression for sometime that the rear wheel is just gonna stick out straight, but looking at the pics, the rear wheel has a pneumatic lever to pull it up, but I don't see any significant space on the tail to pull the rear wheel in. Is it just going to stick to the tail on bottom side an...
by Nalla Baalu
04 Mar 2010 06:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579058

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

IMO, Passive means combustion was not attempted in this flight and the scramjet engine did not provide any thrust to the flying object(sounding rocket). Perhaps they instrumented important areas of air-flow path (through the scramjet engine) to study key parameters like flow, pressure, temp. et cete...
by Nalla Baalu
04 Mar 2010 02:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579058

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Couple of thumbnail sized images of the sounding rocket with attached scramjet combustion chamber (scaled down?) from the same source From ISRO's website: "Indian Space Research Organisation successfully conducted the flight testing of its new generation high performance sounding rocket today (...
by Nalla Baalu
03 Mar 2010 00:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Trash Thread in the Trash Can (Use 4545 to Merge Posts)
Replies: 1207
Views: 73020

Re: Military Media Watch Thread

Someone got a lesson in chaste urdu, after addressing her as 'motorham'! Pity she didn't stick around to pick-up anymore pinglish!
Raja Bose wrote:^^^It was actually funny as she came in like a whirling dervish, told off some of the old BRF fogies and left them in a swirl of dirt :mrgreen:
by Nalla Baalu
26 Feb 2010 05:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 681974

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

IIRC, late Mr. Mahalingam was working as a trainer of Reactor Operators. ^^^ Any perspective on what is happening. It is obvious that someone is finishing off selected nuke scientists. Were these the ones that spoke against the nuke deal. This is worrisome Were they working in related departments or...
by Nalla Baalu
24 Feb 2010 22:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: DEFEXPO 2010
Replies: 218
Views: 58613

Re: DEFEXPO 2010

Appreciate your efforts. Thanks!
jamwal wrote:Image you asked for here.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Dc2Wx4jR9F8/S ... MG2942.JPG
by Nalla Baalu
22 Feb 2010 04:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: DEFEXPO 2010
Replies: 218
Views: 58613

Re: DEFEXPO 2010

In this scan , is the last image on right, of Nishant with tri-cycle landing gear? Is this first image in public domain showing the CTOL version in flight? Jamwal ji, if the image is a scan from a brochure, can you rescan it as/when you find time? Thanks in advance! Some more pictures: ... DRDO's Re...
by Nalla Baalu
21 Feb 2010 20:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 705641

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

IIRC the video clip from Press Conference following successful Agni-3 trial, Dr. Saraswat's says something like... '... it is this one area we are ahead of the chinese...', and the context was ABM interceptors. Going by yardstick of mere number of tests of the BMD system, it was more than reasonable...
by Nalla Baalu
21 Feb 2010 05:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 370021

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Off-topic Alert: It is not my intention to sound pedagogic. Any institution in india is representative of our collective selves. But, why are some of us bent upon indulging in needless self-flagellation. Poster's intentions may be noble, but IMO the statement qouted below is insensitive and is an af...

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