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by swarup
14 Oct 1999 00:04
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Yield of Pokhran II ?
Replies: 37
Views: 11044

Re: Yield of Pokhran II ?

Good Points.<P>Remenber, this is a mind game.<BR>Ever hear of psychological warfare?<P>That is as much a part of nuclear posturing<BR>as building the weapons themselves.<P>India must learn to play poker.<P>Best course of action concerning yields<BR>is to keep your mouth shut and say the yields<BR>ar...
by swarup
27 Sep 1999 23:44
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II
Replies: 26
Views: 12955

Re: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II

American Civil War: 600,000 dead (both Union<BR>and Confederate) or about 2.1% of the American population at that time.<P>WWII: 450,000 dead or about 0.32 % of the population of the US at that time.<P>This thread reminds me of a (true) story I once heard. In Hyde Parks's Speaker corner<BR>in London,...
by swarup
27 Sep 1999 07:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: IIT Kanpur develops new block-cipher system for IN
Replies: 11
Views: 4058

Re: IIT Kanpur develops new block-cipher system for IN

>Dr. Agarwal said that he was confident<BR>>"Trinetra" will prove to be a hard nut to<BR>>crack. <P>I hope so. I wonder if the NSA is shaking<BR>in its boots. I have heard that they claim<BR>there is no code that they<BR>can't break simply because they<BR>can throw more computing power at<BR>the pro...
by swarup
13 Sep 1999 22:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India planning another nuclear test: Shamshad
Replies: 40
Views: 15422

Re: India planning another nuclear test: Shamshad

>What you are effectively saying is that India did not test/was unsuccessful testing a thermonuclear device. <P>Vram, Ramana,<BR>Let us take the GOI's statements at<BR>face value that thermonuclear ignition was<BR>achieved.<P>My fundamental criticism is that<BR>only one (and the GOI has stated they ...
by swarup
13 Sep 1999 09:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India planning another nuclear test: Shamshad
Replies: 40
Views: 15422

Re: India planning another nuclear test: Shamshad

>Based on what do some members in this forum claim that more tests are needed??<P>Primarily, the fact that it took multiple<BR>tests for all the other nuclear powers<BR>to just achieve staged themonuclear detonation (China took six tests). <P>Efficient weaponizable primaries took many more tests. In...
by swarup
13 Sep 1999 07:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India planning another nuclear test: Shamshad
Replies: 40
Views: 15422

Re: India planning another nuclear test: Shamshad

Shiv wrote:<BR>>Cool it folks. India does not need to test, >and will not test. What a silly trap to fall >into.<P>I believe you are wrong shiv about the need to test. There is no way one thermonuclear<BR>test is enough. Definitely india needs to<BR>test more primaries.<P>but you do make some valid ...
by swarup
12 Sep 1999 09:09
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India planning another nuclear test: Shamshad
Replies: 40
Views: 15422

Re: India planning another nuclear test: Shamshad

Sounds too good to be true. But boy, if it<BR>is, then makes my mouth water!<P>Lets see what kind of bag of goodies we need:<P>1) Remember BARC boys, don't **** it up this time. concentrate on shaped ellipsoidal primaries and peanut shaped secondaries.<BR> 3 tests at least.<BR>2) fusion (tritium) bo...
by swarup
18 Aug 1999 10:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India's Second (Nuclear) Strike Capability
Replies: 15
Views: 7517

Re: India's Second (Nuclear) Strike Capability

I have heard figures of India having anywhere between 1000-2000 kg of reactor grade<BR>plutonium depending on the <BR>source ( SIPRI, Janes etc) .<P>The reactor grade plutonium has a high<BR>Pu-240 content (25% or more) making it unsuitable for simple nuclear weapon designs.<BR>The high spontaneous ...
by swarup
17 Aug 1999 21:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Trisonics operate MiG-25R or MiG-25RB?
Replies: 18
Views: 7640

Re: Trisonics operate MiG-25R or MiG-25RB?

What is the CEP of the Peneng nav system<BR>for carrying out a bombing run with full<BR>3000 kg of bombs at 65,000ft?

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