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by JE Menon
24 Feb 2003 03:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Significant breakthrough in Nag project
Replies: 94
Views: 19742

Re: Significant breakthrough in Nag project

Doesn't the NAMICA vehicle in the last pic in the link posted by Div have the Larsen & Toubro logo?
by JE Menon
06 Jan 2003 17:55
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Time to rethink NFU
Replies: 224
Views: 65523

Re: Time to rethink NFU

There is an apparent redundance between NFU and non-use against non-nuclear states. I can see only one nuance, which is that after FU by one nuclear power there may be concern among some that Indian retaliation may expand to non-nuclear powers. Hence the reiteration of non-use against non-nuclear. B...
by JE Menon
12 Dec 2002 23:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Dr Chidambaram's talk on Pokharan II
Replies: 116
Views: 37579

Re: Dr Chidambaram's talk on Pokharan II

Way to go doc!!! RC visited BR? :eek: (Boys, we ought to ease up on the 4-letter words :lol: ). >>a slide showing a quote from a 1974 paper by Wallace estimating the yield at 10-15 kT, and showing a quote from a Wallace paper of 1998 sayingg that Pokhran 1 was 5 kT SC, please take a bow!!!
by JE Menon
27 Nov 2002 00:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?
Replies: 53
Views: 20848

Re: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?

Tx for the response, YIP & Ray. Now: >>(1) Why are you interested in defense/security issues, especially those relating to India? I'm Indian. >>(2) How (or when) did you get interested in defense matters? Have been vaguely interested ever since I can remember, but a certain clarity began to emer...
by JE Menon
26 Nov 2002 11:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?
Replies: 53
Views: 20848

Re: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?

A question of my own if you don't mind: Who is interested in this information?

Can the thread originator contact admins@bharat-rakshak.com with a little more detail please. Thanx.
by JE Menon
31 Oct 2002 12:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: 40,000 year old paintings found near Delhi
Replies: 39
Views: 20961

Re: 40,000 year old paintings found near Delhi

>>Ah , the famous horse , or the onager or the famed unicorn ... Now, first of all, that's not 40,000 - that's a typo. It's 400. Then that chap on the horse, look closely, yes, "Aryan features". That horse, too hairy, certainly from steppes of Central Asia. More to the point, damnit, what is missing...
by JE Menon
26 Oct 2002 13:03
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2002
Replies: 65
Views: 13504

Re: Cope India 2002

George J, we were non-aligned. We still are, I think :D , but there's nobody to non-align against so we can exercise with all comers.
by JE Menon
25 Aug 2002 22:39
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes
Replies: 22
Views: 11400

Re: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes

Harryvandeusan that last question of yours is a gem.

Psmith, where the hell have you been dude? Welcome back.
by JE Menon
09 Jul 2002 15:44
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 49924

Re: Women's status in Indian society

>>Now some people on this thread and the other thread seem to distinguish the Paki atrocity with our local one on the basis of "being sanctioned by justice". This is so disingenuous that it makes me puke. The crude "justice" meted out by the tribal panchayat is in no way representative of the pakist...
by JE Menon
09 Jul 2002 03:55
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 49924

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Gyta, Thanks for shifting forums. >>First on BR process: If BR considered that my post on the Indian situation didnot belong to the Pakistan discussion thread, it should have been deleted by admins instead of this prolonged and incessant whining about it which doesnot belong there either. I have not...
by JE Menon
09 Jul 2002 01:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 49924

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Excellent suggestions from Kedar and Imtiaz. I also believe advertising is a good way to spread the message on girls education. What does it take to collar an ad agency to make free TV spots to promote female literacy (or literacy in general)? Then grab some TV executives by the vitals and urge them...
by JE Menon
05 Jul 2002 12:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Seismology for Dummies: Guesstimating nuke test yields
Replies: 150
Views: 32377

Re: Seismology for Dummies: Guesstimating nuke test yields

My question about the "curious anomaly" was a rhetorical one, essentially to point out the fact that there is nothing anomalous - let alone curious - about the fact that different data produces different results. Now, one could argue (I won't in this case) that there's an anomaly in the fact that th...
by JE Menon
05 Jul 2002 10:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Seismology for Dummies: Guesstimating nuke test yields
Replies: 150
Views: 32377

Re: Seismology for Dummies: Guesstimating nuke test yields

Here is the 1st para of Sublette's paper: >>There is a curious anomaly that has dogged all of the nuclear tests in South Asia (including Pakistan) since the first Indian test in 1974. The reported yields of these tests have consistently exceeded the yields as estimated by the data available to outsi...
by JE Menon
03 Jul 2002 02:30
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Five Years!
Replies: 76
Views: 29496

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Five Years!

Rakesh, mone, you've done a great job with BR and it is sad to see you go. Best of luck in your next moves and do visit BR as often as you can. The admins will miss your dynamism.
by JE Menon
28 Jun 2002 00:18
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan - Epicenter of Terrorism
Replies: 33
Views: 13749

Re: Pakistan - Epicenter of Terrorism

The term Musharafat was aptly, and a long time ago, coined right here on BRF.
by JE Menon
13 Jun 2002 13:12
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 43345

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

Or think of him as the beta version.
by JE Menon
13 Jun 2002 02:18
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 43345

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

And I might add, with a wicked glint in my beady eye, the same applies to English...
by JE Menon
12 Jun 2002 01:45
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indo-US Operations in J&K
Replies: 27
Views: 11540

Re: Indo-US Operations in J&K

I do not think US forces will be in J&K in a combat/institutionalised observer mode. It is the DDM bull. Any foreign patrolling will be on other side of LOC. Let's see. If it happens that GoI allows US military forces to patrol on our side of LoC, it effectively means we have acknowledged defeat...
by JE Menon
12 Jun 2002 01:10
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 43345

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

"Briefly detained" has implications. Means he was released after someone intervened on his behalf. For all the Paks knew, with the false passport, he could have been part of a Yindu-Yehudi conspiracy. But he was released....
by JE Menon
13 May 2002 02:56
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 40667

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

Got it. So it definitely went elsewhere 1st time. :(
by JE Menon
13 May 2002 00:50
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 53536

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

I'm not much of a military strategist - still can't tell a brigade from a regiment - but Narayanan's top-down idea seems to make sense. Why occupy land? If our objective is to dismantle Pakistan, why not just focus on degrading their political/economic/defence infrastructures in clearly designated r...
by JE Menon
13 May 2002 00:27
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 40667

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

N, I haven't received any mail from you - either via the admins address, the yahoo address or via my personal address which you know. Just doublechecked now.

As for the free lunch... trying to be there in Aug.-Sep. if I can get the bloody scheduling right.
by JE Menon
12 May 2002 19:36
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 40667

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

Shiv,

Come to think of it, hoo nose, N could be Chetan. Or, of course, I could be Chetan.

Merlin,

Am surviving. Will TRY to make it to Bangi this year as well. Maybe we could get together for another lunch, this time on me! What say Doc?
by JE Menon
11 May 2002 13:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 40667

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

Plus I miss Faheem, whose insights into Pak society were something else but as I recall he used to travel a lot and maybe he does not have the time. What happened to Riza? Dude is busy with his education :D I guess.
by JE Menon
11 May 2002 13:32
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 40667

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

Merlin, I think you may be confusing with another poster with the rather uncommon name of **** Mahalingam, who used to make some very sane and unknowledgeable posts on various issues. He is still registered but does not participate. Plus, N is not Chetan. That's certain. Chetan has disappeared as fa...
by JE Menon
08 May 2002 23:41
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 40667

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

Distinctly remember a lot of low-flying PAF types coming for some action here. There weren't too many of us to scramble, but we didn't do too bad. Sh1t, what I miss is seeing the Guru Dronacharya name... dunno why. Sort of lent anchor weight to the forum. Think lots of guys feel that way, hence virt...
by JE Menon
08 May 2002 17:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 40667

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

Shiv, where is that reply by Chetan? Couldn't find it.
by JE Menon
01 May 2002 21:37
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 53536

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

Umrao Jaan has summed it up methinks. Quite possibly, the exercises are intended to draw Pak forces to its eastern border to prevent salami-slicing which - no matter how chicken-hearted we fish/rice-eating dhotiwalas are - is a distinct possibility at the line of contention. This would mean Pak has ...
by JE Menon
30 Apr 2002 20:10
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indianness - a (simple?) survey
Replies: 117
Views: 42314

Re: Indianness - a (simple?) survey

Now if this thread is itself not a sign of "Indianness", I don't know what is.

All we need now is for someone to throw in an equation.

Where are the IIT guys when you need them?
by JE Menon
15 Apr 2002 19:56
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 33958

Re: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

Guys, a ruin the size of Manhattan (or so they say) should at least have a few bones or some organic stuff leftover - remember reading something about some ancient bones being discovered off Turkey (maybe they were in some container can't recall). Moreover, NIOT is talking far less than the 9000 yrs...
by JE Menon
15 Apr 2002 02:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 33958

Re: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

The matter is simple. A sunken settlement has been found of south-eastern India. Carbon date the bugger. End of story. WTF has anything else got to do with it? Anyhow you look at it, it's a net gain for India.
by JE Menon
16 Mar 2002 04:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Understanding INSAS
Replies: 176
Views: 42380

Re: Understanding INSAS

Great stuff Raj. Definitely BRM material.
by JE Menon
27 Jan 2002 20:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 57394

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Guys, let's not get into a tizzy about the British comment. Poor guys had to say something. It's alright. Smile politely, pat them on their collective back and offer a Britannia biscuit.
by JE Menon
27 Jan 2002 20:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 57394

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Avid,<p>I'm hardly an expert on missiles, can barely tell the back-end from the front. But I did see the first clips shown on DD, and the one shown being launched (Agni, white, diagonal orange stripes, pointy black nosecone, etc.) clearly was not the one later shown in vertical flight - unless, as I...
by JE Menon
27 Jan 2002 01:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 57394

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

I don't think it was an optical illusion. I watched it again. It looks like an edit job on the film. What u see in the beginning is definitely different from what appears towards the end. The rounding of the nose is too prominent to be optical. <p>Don't think it was the Brahmos either. If memory ser...
by JE Menon
26 Jan 2002 00:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 57394

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Very strange. I watched the DD clip on this thingie. They showed the launch of the missile that the Admin has put up in the picture on this thread (sharp-cone nose, white, with orange diagonal stripes, etc.)., but in the same clip on later parts of the flight this blunt-nosed tubular thing seemed to...
by JE Menon
21 Nov 2001 16:59
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Road Development
Replies: 282
Views: 68586

Re: Indian Road Development

The pics have been heavily processed - though mainly the scenery/grass. But the highways seem largely untouched. <P>Where is this place?<P>If all we do is criss-cross India with such highways, that will be enough to turn the country into what we all want it to be.
by JE Menon
17 Jul 2001 22:34
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 41838

Re: The Road to World Power

George, <P>>>1/6th of democratic humanity <P>Agree on everything but will pick this nit. Surely, we constitute more than a sixth of democratic humanity.
by JE Menon
02 Jul 2001 00:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 28876

Re: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion

krishna99, no names with numbers allowed, please re-register.

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