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by disha
23 Apr 2019 01:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Pappini from CONgoons riled up now because of work done by Smt. Smriti Irani. This Pappini famously said 5 years back "Smriti Who?" https://twitter.com/ANINewsUP/status/1120298090542641153/video/1 Priyanka Gandhi Vadra,says,"Ye Smriti Irani ji yahan aai aur unhone joote baante ye kehn...
by disha
22 Apr 2019 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

In 2014, BJP won 25/25 in Rajasthan. This time it is likely to be 18-20. In 2014, BJP won 26/26 in Gujarat. This time it is likey to be 22-23. In 2014, BJP won 22/40 in Bihar. This time, they are contesting only 17, and are likely to win 14-15. In 2014, BJP won 23/48 in Maharashtra. This time, it i...
by disha
21 Apr 2019 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4015
Views: 245433

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

https://www.opindia.com/2019/04/islamis ... al-blasts/

Islamists celebrate Sri Lanka attack even as terror sympathisers blame Hindus for the serial blasts
Many were caught on social media 'celebrating' the Sri Lank attack
by disha
21 Apr 2019 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

No need to give much air time to Ribeiro. He is retired and is entitled to his opinions. He is almost 90 years old.

Question is who is he writing for?

Is it the US State Dept. Is US State Dept is activating its assets? For example Kancha Illaiah has been called an intellectual and is being fete'd.
by disha
21 Apr 2019 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 724322

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

^Nalla Balu'ji apologies if I got you wrong. I do have a chip on my shoulder regarding ISRO :-D (calling me a ISRO jingo*fanboi is still not enough) and cannot stand derision of ISRO (since my own personal/professional trajectory somewhat matches ISRO!). Having said that, we can always discuss the a...
by disha
21 Apr 2019 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4683
Views: 315524

Re: Deterrence

H bomb posession is already known, with some experts saying possible yield up to 250 kt.... It's nothing new. When he spoke the above words, I think he means a class of 4 MT H-bombs, known in the trade as a "City buster". Anything bigger won't be deployable by present inventory. 300 Kilot...
by disha
21 Apr 2019 00:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Any ground news from Begusarai, Bihar? For Gujarat, sentiments are high in favor of BJP and from what I am told, BJP’s candidate selection neutralizes cast equation quiet a bit. Expected to get 22 plus for sure. Did you see the slap on Hardik Patel in Surendranagar? Pretty much sums up the state of...
by disha
19 Apr 2019 03:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Dilbu is lost. And not heeding any pages. Maybe he/she got married and is enjoying his/her honeymoon or maybe its outcome. Either way, we must acknowledge that Dilbu has gone down the annals of BRF *due to his/her* very necessary and timely whine. Let it be the only one so far! I very humbly posit: ...
by disha
19 Apr 2019 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 724322

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 disha
18 Apr 2019 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Yesterdin, at work, I was trying to convince few people to go out & vote (especially youngsters). As the conversation ensued, found that most of them have bought the Rafale scam narrative. Tried my best to inform them of the false narrative but few of them said, either they will vote NOTA or fo...
by disha
17 Apr 2019 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Some people want Gods and Goddesses to descend to them and give them bountiful gifts. Work done silently behind the scenes is never recognized! Here is one such story:

https://swarajyamag.com/politics/hema-m ... g-for-modi
by disha
17 Apr 2019 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

If posters here wanted alternate view, here it is couched in sophistry:

https://twitter.com/Raheelk

And do learn how to twist something very negative into very positive. The chutzpah #SickularLeLi crowd has is just unbelievable https://anthro.ai/indianelections/notes ... ave-in-up/
by disha
17 Apr 2019 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

India’s ASAT Test: An Incomplete Success ASHLEY J. TELLIS APRIL 15, 2019 https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/04/15/india-s-asat-test-incomplete-success-pub-78884 Summary: India’s recent anti-satellite test was a warning to China and will only exacerbate the rivalry between the two countries. India m...
by disha
17 Apr 2019 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

IT Raid on Kanimozhi today and hence as usual she is doing #Blow2Modi https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/two-days-before-voting-tamil-nadu-no-longer-seems-a-walkover-for-dmk-congress-5679019/ Why Tamil Nadu no longer seems a walkover for DMK-Congress combine Tamil Nadu elections have become c...
by disha
17 Apr 2019 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test



Author above is a Kenadian (maybe angling for Bakistani Visa). Several commentators already provided the author a Mamata (tm) treatment.
by disha
16 Apr 2019 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Poll thread on Indian General Election 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8331

Re: Poll thread on Indian General Election 2019

Regarding power, all villages have been electrified - means at village level electricity is flowing and at least one public building in that village is metered and getting electricity. All villages being electrified does *not* mean all independent households are electrified. Those households can now...
by disha
16 Apr 2019 09:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Poll thread on Indian General Election 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8331

Re: Poll thread on Indian General Election 2019

Hearsay: As per one of my acquaintances from UP who is close to SP. This election UP/Bihar is not going to BJP, who will lose because of demonetization, rising unemployment etc. He was mentioning that all the electrification stats are false and answer will be visible at the hustings. He was saying ...
by disha
15 Apr 2019 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/ModifiedSKP/status/1117444522215116801 Read this whole tread A must read Jallianwala Bagh - Why Indians fired on Indians VijayK'ji, answering the question is complex and cannot be packaged into twitter feeds. What the author "ModifiedSKP" does is just do rona-dhona and...
by disha
15 Apr 2019 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

^LOL. telemetry visible in an earth-based IR camera - located on Indian coast!!!! That is severe severe severe back pedaling by Marco Longbeak! If he was really honest, he would have posted images or data from the "telemetry visible in an earth-based IR camera on Indian coast" (since it is...
by disha
15 Apr 2019 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 184361

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Congratulations! And Congratulations to DRDO on another feather in its cap. Certifying Manik is important and necessary step, it will have its own challenges, but it is not an unknown like the very sophisticated auto guidance system that takes the missile as low as 5 mtrs for several kilometers. Bak...
by disha
15 Apr 2019 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

SSSalvi wrote:Very correct observation , Disha


Thanks SSSalvi Sir. Hope to understand & learn more.
by disha
15 Apr 2019 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

(Apologies for a hasty post..) It doesn't work that way Disha. I think you are confusing attitude with velocity vector. The velocity vector is mostly changing by virtue of gravity. The DVAC can affect it somewhat but not by a whole lot. The object is climbing at roughly 1.7 km/sec. It is not going t...
by disha
14 Apr 2019 03:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Everyone I heard would say this: If Modi doesn't come, India is screwed. If all the selfish gangs get power, we are done. I think in general Indian voters are smart and they innately seem to know who is genuine and at least puts an effort to improve things and who is not genuine. And they are oppor...
by disha
14 Apr 2019 03:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

WHY is there such a sentiment ? What do people give as reasoning ? Suraj-san, you are asking for the impossible. You are asking about understanding the phenomenon called Modi, advances in EVM (I remember the booth capturing done by baahubalis in Bihar/UP) and voter registration, penetration of tele...
by disha
14 Apr 2019 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Jamwal has his anti-Sikh bias but no that is not the case. The Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists are divided between those that support the nationalists and those that have bought into the C-system propaganda that the RSS is going to finish their separate identity and absorb them into Hindu society. Constitu...
by disha
14 Apr 2019 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Interesting. https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1116147781444546561 Marco Langboek has got it completely wrong. His last reference is a IR photo of the target satellite taken from ASAT which is at a distance of 0.84 Km. That is 840 meters. All it requires (I think, thumb rule) is 0.03 degre...
by disha
13 Apr 2019 07:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Ankit Desai wrote:UP recorded 10% odd drop in voter turn out from 2014.

-Ankit


In two seats, Muslim vote fell down by 12%. That is significant.

The data item is from Praveen Patil & I purchased his subscription.
by disha
13 Apr 2019 01:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

In 1st phase of UP elections BJP will get 6 or more out of 8. They may even capture all 8 seats. Pardon my scepticism, but i beleived your predictions in 2009 elections. Didn't turn out so well. Jamwal'ji I have to point out couple of things. There are some 80-100 seats where a swing of 5% turns th...
by disha
11 Apr 2019 11:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I have to add this., the RLG developed and used by DRDO appears to be very very very sophisticated and accurate. Same goes for ISRO (Mangalyaan) but if at all things are working for our missiles, one singular attribution can be made to RLG.
by disha
11 Apr 2019 04:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1613
Views: 117616

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

^Saar that is the idea of Dilbu anti-jinx. :-D
by disha
11 Apr 2019 04:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Since I proved that I could sometimes horribly fail physics, let me first attempt Amber G's question in simple terms as I understand. Let's take out the velocity for moment. We can add it back in later. 1. A kid throws a ball straight up standing on Juhu beach. From the Kids' frame of reference, the...
by disha
09 Apr 2019 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Due to snafu in the technical part of the brain, squeaking from a cave on political undertones (this I did not post since I was feeling :oops: earlier) b) I want to understand the reasoning behind the hoopla created by Namo before announcing the result . Seemed to me that the standard format respons...
by disha
09 Apr 2019 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Singha wrote:For polar sats orbit one half is ns and other half is sn
Sometimes india will be in the sn part due to rotation of earth


Missed this. :eek: :(

{retiring in cave feeling dumb]
by disha
09 Apr 2019 06:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Dishaji, this could explain some of the bizarre reactions not only from Chipanda but Khan also. However, it seems improbable that such a public rebuke would be made in the current climate this close to elections. Election could be a factor if the nation was not in an undeclared war from Bakistan ai...
by disha
09 Apr 2019 06:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

b) I want to understand the reasoning behind the hoopla created by Namo before announcing the result . Seemed to me that the standard format response via a PTI release could have done the trick. Was it some veiled message (that I surely didn't catch) or was it purely political showbaazi? What if th...
by disha
09 Apr 2019 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Questions for the physics gurus here: 1. Orbit direction of satellites as viewed from Hasaan MCF, Bengaluru Kerala for all PSLV launches for SSO is from North to South. PSLV launches south and releases the Sat on a general North-South axis. 2. If the orbit direction is NS axis, then any ASAT launche...
by disha
08 Apr 2019 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

The Official DRDO Video of the Anti-Satellite Missile Test - Mission Shakti L5qcoFcq1Ns Anybody dhoti shivering in -ve g's and gaslighting SDRE comparing tech like ASAT with neighbor on the the NE should pause and ponder over the following points: 1. How many times have you openly seen images or vi...
by disha
07 Apr 2019 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Mamla aur kuch hain. I was waiting for this news item to come through. It was there since 4 days but was picked up only recently and it has both local and global implications ... https://thewire.in/diplomacy/space-debris-an-important-concern-for-the-us-says-state-department Space Debris an 'Importa...
by disha
07 Apr 2019 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95509

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Singha wrote:This june onward our sslv quicklaunch program will begin from kutch base


Jai Ho. Would have preferred it from Dwarka, but Kot-lakhpat is also fine.

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