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by Sanatanan
10 Apr 2019 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
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Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

----- How is this count done? . . . I am not a person of our (or any other country's) Defence Forces. Still, because the same question had arisen in my mind earlier, I am hazarding a guess . Like in automobiles, for each aircraft, possibly, there are incorporated by the Seller, one or more "un...
by Sanatanan
29 Jun 2018 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Views: 198884

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

"Lisa wrote (28 Jun 2018) <quote> . . . . India should get busy building this independence. . . . <Unquote> +1 "krisna wrote (29 Jun2018) <quote> A country should stand on its own merit with its prowess in all fields- socioeconomic and military might. . . . <unquote> +1 "RoyG wrote (2...
by Sanatanan
01 Dec 2017 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Views: 198884

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

^^^^ At the outset I apologize for this rather long response and request your patience to read through it. My two cents regarding India and SMR: 1) Neutrons, particularly those having just the right energy (velocity) are quite hard to come by. 2) India needs to garner, save and use as many neutrons ...
by Sanatanan
29 May 2017 09:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Views: 198884

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

^^^ Reference: Slide 20 in http://www.nuceng.ca/br_space/2015-09_4d03_6d03/learning_modules/1_CANDU_Reactor.pdf I think "coolant channel replacement campaign" means replacing all items including the Pressure Tube Assembly (including the Pressure Tube and its associated components), inside ...
by Sanatanan
28 May 2017 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Does anyone know what is happening here? Scientists probe mysterious leaks as Gujarat’s nuclear plant contracts ‘small pox’ The above linked report is dated Mar 19, 2017 from Hindustan Times. For authentic periodic reports one may refer to AERB site http://www.aerb.gov.in/AERBPortal/pages/English/i...
by Sanatanan
18 May 2017 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

ramana wrote:Gagan, LWR does not fit the roadmap to Thorium reactors.
Its a US distraction for NPT considerations.


+1 Sir
by Sanatanan
06 Mar 2017 17:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Views: 198884

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

How To Design A Nuclear Power Reactor, the A, B, C, Ds http://www.spansen.com/2017/03/how-to-design-nuclear-power-reactor-a-b.html I have not yet had a chance to listen fully to the one-and-a-half hour long video of Dr Banerjee's lecture. However, on a perusal of the set of slides given in the abov...
by Sanatanan
30 Dec 2016 10:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
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Views: 60678

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

On 28 Dec 2016 quoting a report published in DAWN, SSridhar wrote: Current NSG membership rules require a state to sign the nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) before joining this exclusive club {Not true} . India remains one of only three countries, with Israel and Pakistan, never to have signed...
by Sanatanan
28 Dec 2016 16:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

@ chetak
Thanks.

I had not at all meant to be disrespectful.

My apologies if you saw my post as a snide remark.

I was unhappy to note that when the high tech sodium pumps had been indigenously manufactured, credit for the supply of the same was being ascribed to a foreign country.
by Sanatanan
26 Dec 2016 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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On 23 Dec 2016 A panwala said that India's fast breeder program was purposely delayed by the US sitting on Germany to delay the coolant pumps for the liquid sodium. After hectic efforts by the GOI, they have only recently been shipped to India. {emphasis mine} Bagal Mein Churi, Muh Mein Ram by obama...
by Sanatanan
03 Nov 2016 17:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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^^^^^ Thanks to 'pursuit in perpetuity' clauses which I think have been incorporated in the 'deal', not only the particular AHWR using imported fuel, but also all other downstream nuclear facilities such as Reproc plants, Th-based reactors and Waste Storage Facilities which may process or use even o...
by Sanatanan
03 Nov 2016 16:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Views: 198884

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

AHWR requires U235 fuel enriched to about 20% (euphemistically mis-termed as 'LEU' by mis-applying a wepons terminology definition). This level of enrichment is about 3 to 5 times that used in a LWR. I think by the 'rules of engagement' as applicable at present, to imported fuel and reactors, India ...
by Sanatanan
24 Jun 2016 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 735
Views: 60678

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

पुत्रमह (PutraMah) could not pull it off, at least for just now :-)
by Sanatanan
21 Apr 2012 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Views: 198884

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

There are confirmed reserves of over 49,000 tones of uranium at Tummalapalle. "Tummalapalle could become one of the world's largest uranium deposits and the new facility would provide a major fillip to the country's nuclear programmes," Banerjee said. Now that the earlier canard and propa...
by Sanatanan
14 Apr 2012 13:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Views: 198884

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Nuclear energy can be used only when it is converted as electricity Nuclear propulsion is already a reality. In Nuclear marine propulsion , both steam-turbine as well as turbo-electric propulsions are already in use. I think Nuclear (steam trubine) propelled heavy railroad transport (goods train) u...
by Sanatanan
14 Apr 2012 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

I wonder how much energy is spent per unit mass in extracting crude oil from earth and then refining it to a petroleum product that is used in automobiles and compare the same with the energy that can be obtained from it (that is, from the refinded petroleum product) through combustion in an automob...
by Sanatanan
12 Apr 2012 15:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

In the light of recent posts in this thread (such as Theo_Fidel's Post of 11 Apr 2012 ) on energy conservation and an example thereof about BorgWarner factory at Chennai (European-in-India?), the following links/quotes bringing out energy conservation measures achieved by DAE in Indian Heavy Water P...
by Sanatanan
28 Mar 2012 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

I believe that prototype development and construction of many "Advanced Heavy Water Reactors" (AHWR which uses low pressure heavy water as moderator and light water at high pressure as coolant) is not a mandatory requirement for achieving the full potential of the 3-stage nuclear power pro...
by Sanatanan
27 Mar 2012 12:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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I welcome this good news pertaining to indigenous development of a high-tech component. Well done NFC & DAE !!

India joins select group of nations in making tubes for nuclear plants
by Sanatanan
26 Mar 2012 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Views: 198884

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

South Korea offers India nuke reactors Given the delays in working out a nuclear deal with Japan, which is holding up deals with France among others, some quarters in India feel Korean reactors could be the answer. If I recollect correctly, there were "quarters" who even wanted India to i...
by Sanatanan
26 Mar 2012 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Uranium from eight sites soon to fuel nuclear reactors The department of atomic energy (DAE) has identified eight sites in India to mine uranium to fuel nuclear reactors in the country. In an informal {?} chat with Deccan Chronicle on the sidelines of the 14th annual graduation day at St Joseph’s C...
by Sanatanan
10 Mar 2012 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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catholics, protestants spar over nuke power, this is a news item on page eight of the TOI today. The church of south India has openly contradicted the tamil nadu bishop council that centre was targeting christians for backing villagers opposed to the Kundankulam nuke power. Couldn't find a link yet...
by Sanatanan
09 Mar 2012 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

. . . It took money to build the KNPP plant and obviously that money has to be repaid even it's just a book-keeping action on the part of the GoI. And the electricity that the plant will generate is going to result in a financial stream for KNPP. This money would be used to repay the cost of constr...
by Sanatanan
29 Feb 2012 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Sanatanan ji, On the basis of reading your many posts on this thread, I'm firmly convinced that you have far more deeper understanding of the subject matter than I do. Please note I'm saying this with utmost sincerity. However, I feel there are two issues involved here. The first is developing indi...
by Sanatanan
29 Feb 2012 10:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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. . . I hope the direct connection between Jaitapur and the current KKNPP is not forgotten when (not if but when) the turns comes for the Jaitapur agitation, just around the time when the French get down to building the plant . Selective amnesia at that time would be very unfortunate indeed. The sa...
by Sanatanan
24 Feb 2012 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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News story in Times Of India, Feb 24, 2012: US NGOs behind Kudankulam stir: PM . . . Singh, in an interview to the American journal 'Science' being published on Friday said, "The atomic energy programme has got into difficulties because these NGOs mostly, I think, based in the US, don't appreci...
by Sanatanan
22 Feb 2012 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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This blog post discusses the possible courses of action available for the Koodangulam Protesters, post the recommendations of the State Panel which are said to be positive (I think, as of now, the formal report is yet to be submitted by the Panel):

Kudankulam: End of the road for protesters?
by Sanatanan
14 Feb 2012 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Congress MP seeks closure of Neyveli Lignite Corporation (TN) The Congress will seek closure of Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) if the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) is not commissioned, according to the party’s MP K S Azhagiri. Participating in a demonstration on Monday, which sought KK...
by Sanatanan
29 Jan 2012 16:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Centre urged to relocate villagers from Kaiga vicinity Karnataka Minister for Fisheries Science and Technology Anand V Asnotikar has urged the Centre to relocate residents of five villages within the five-kilometre radius of the Kaiga Atomic Power Plant in Uttara Kannada district. In his meeting wi...
by Sanatanan
23 Jan 2012 09:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Deccan Chronicle, 23 Jan 2012 German helped get funds for nuke stir German anti-nuclear activist Rainer Hermman is reported to have helped the anti-Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project movement receive monetary assistance from abroad through a Kerala-based organisation of fishermen, according to a top ...
by Sanatanan
22 Jan 2012 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Deccan Herald, 21 Jan 2012: Despite disasters risk in nuclear energy lowest: Kakodkar "Despite disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima, risk in nuclear energy is the least. Climate change could be bigger than a nuclear bomb," Kakodkar, Homi Bhabha Chair Professor at BARC, said delivering a ...
by Sanatanan
19 Jan 2012 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Bade, Theo_Fidel, Thanks for the clarifications regarding the predicted seismic intensity (" directly beneath the power plant "!) at Jaitapur. I have now accessed the two articles referred to by Bade-ji and will try to go through and understand them. After that, I may revert back here for ...
by Sanatanan
16 Jan 2012 08:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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^^^ Request clarification please. Are you saying that the Indian Plate is folded and is flexed in such a manner as to make the latitude of Jaitapur (which, according the article quoted by disha in the earlier post, is the same as that of Latur and Koyna) important in estimating the earthquake levels...
by Sanatanan
14 Jan 2012 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Dinamalar - Tamil News paper Jan 14, 2012 கூடங்குளம் போராட்டத்தை முடிவுக்கு கொண்டு வர வேண்டும்: அப்துல் கலாம் (The Koodangulam agitation must be brought to an end - Abdul Kalam) A translation of the first few lines of the news report: Dr Abdul Kalam writes to the PM - "If the ongoing agitation ...
by Sanatanan
13 Jan 2012 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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From Express India, 13 Jan 2012 Haryana moots compensation for land being acquired for n-power project I do not off-hand know whether the quantum of compensation packages to be paid, for different types of land, quoted in the report are fair or not. However, I do foresee that there is likely to be a...
by Sanatanan
13 Jan 2012 07:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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From: The Business Standard, Jan 13,2012 The global anti-nuclear lobby is fuelling protests: S K Jain . . . Q: Yes, but how do you propose to deal with the opposition to nuclear power projects going forward? A: All I can say is that the opposition to nuclear plants is fuelled by the global anti-nucl...
by Sanatanan
09 Jan 2012 20:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
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From a web site called businessgreen.com which I have not come across before:
Post dated 9 Jan, 2012:
India appoints ex-nuclear chief {Dr A. Kakodkar} as new boss for Solar Mission

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