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by BijuShet
27 Jun 2008 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145295

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Somnath Sharma

Can we have a discussion on Major Somnath Sharma (besides what is commonly known about him, such as wiki, and the contents of the PVC doordarshan series). A few months ago Jagan sent me 5 video cassettes containing the entire Param Vir Chakra series. Unfortunately the 18 year old tapes have not wit...
by BijuShet
27 Jun 2008 02:14
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away
Replies: 191
Views: 58157

Re: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away

Field Marshal Sam Manekshawji may the heavens shower its riches on you. You have done your part for mother India, I hope the daugthers and sons of mother India carry on this fight in your memory. These words surmize the spirit of men like Field Marshal Sam Manekshawji. Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Lyrics...
by BijuShet
26 Jun 2008 23:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1622
Views: 274977

Re: India's Power Sector

India's GMR to buy half of InterGen for $1.1bn Amy Yee in New Delhi - June 26, 2008 Indian infrastructure group GMR on Wednesday agreed to buy half of US power producer InterGen for about $1.1bn from an investment firm backed by American International Group and Highstar Capital. The move extends GM...
by BijuShet
26 Jun 2008 23:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Welcome to the New Moderators
Replies: 83
Views: 18157

Re: Welcome to the New Moderators.

An innocent prashna: Can one BRadmin ban another ? I think MAD deterrent would make it less likely to happen. Of course nuclear thread will give some guide about how many tests one has to be conduct for a credible deterrent... Congrats ..May the moderators keep the reactor going and safe without re...
by BijuShet
26 Jun 2008 21:45
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Welcome to the New Moderators
Replies: 83
Views: 18157

Re: Welcome to the New Moderators.

Cogratulations to the new BRAdmins. An innocent prashna: Can one BRadmin ban another ?
by BijuShet
05 Jun 2008 23:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Boot out the old and bring in new blood?
Replies: 164
Views: 31378

I have been a lurker since 1999 but only started posting since 2007. I have considered BR to be a communal trough from which I quench my thirst for geo-political and MIL knowledge. Whether we drink or piss in it is a choice each one will make on their own but for all those who dare piss, there is BR...
by BijuShet
15 Apr 2008 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3161
Views: 441537

‘80 pc of groundwater in Sindh not fit for consumption’ The News - Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - By our correspondent HYDERABAD: Sindh University scientist and Project Director of High-Tech Resources Central Laboratories Prof Dr Muhammad Yar Khuhawar has disclosed that groundwater of 80 per cent of...
by BijuShet
15 Apr 2008 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3161
Views: 441537

Consensus needed on Kalabagh dam: Ashraf The News - Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - By Mumtaz Alvi ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Monday that the construction of Kalabagh dam would begin after further projection of its benefits and features . Federal Minister for Water and Power Raja Pe...
by BijuShet
11 Mar 2008 23:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 102495

Sunil, Please post the TSS article in full. The K-15 air booster and vehicle design are quite unique and appear to have multipurpose use. This is the proverbial universal missile. Let me do the honors on behalf of Sunil saar. Posting the Frontline Article in Full from the link above :- Frontline Ar...
by BijuShet
06 Mar 2008 22:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 102495

rrao saar please consider editing your earlier post and clearing all identifying information. We would never want a true Bharat Rakshak to suffer for offering justifications to us arm chair rakshaks.
by BijuShet
01 Mar 2008 03:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 102495

True, and how are they different from land based silos? Put it this way, they offer a viable alternative against stationary land based silos. Again a true deterrence is in a completely mobile deterrence. Particularly, undersea mobile leg and yes in that sense the importance of ATV/acquiring Akula c...
by BijuShet
01 Mar 2008 03:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 406558

Now wait a minute , "The liquid part will be reused", what does it mean? Are they talking about the water , or something else :-? The pee will be processed, turned into mineral water, and sold to you for Rs 5 per pouch :twisted: Dileep saar this was too freaking hilarious. I almost chocke...
by BijuShet
01 Mar 2008 02:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 102495

you are welcome K Prasadji. Also note that this article was published almost 5 years ago. Looks like not much has changed since then for US when it comes to dealing with Pakis.
by BijuShet
01 Mar 2008 02:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 102495

The idea of using sunk pontoons as silos for Sagarika has some inherent disadvantages 1) These pontoons need to be stationed at 50 meters depth so that would limit how far in to the sea we can go as the oceans get progressively deeper farther from the shore. 2) Once sunk their locations need to be g...
by BijuShet
01 Mar 2008 01:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 102495

Like they borrowed the grenade or explosive whatever that was mumbai blast evidence and 'misplaced' it. Once an Unkil always an Unkil. :D When did this happen?? I have no idea about this.. First I submit my apologies for the OT post. But to answer K Prasad here goes : Rediff - Lessons from the Mumb...
by BijuShet
15 Feb 2008 22:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980123

If India is clever this is the ideal time for cross border Spec op missions to wipe out the training camps. Its a golden opportunity to wipe out a few thousand terrorists at one go. But you need leadership with balls like PVN or IG. IMVHO the Spec op missions to wipe out the training camps in POK, ...
by BijuShet
15 Feb 2008 21:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980123

Been gone for a bit, but this *really* ought to have been put up by someone else; At least nine brigades of various Strike Corps, including two from the crucial I Corps's (also known as Army Reserve North) Kharian-based 17 Infantry Division, have been moved towards violent Afghan borders, sources s...

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