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by Venkarl
29 Aug 2008 07:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 719848

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Did you know: Huawei and Thuraya have partnered for developing Sat communication equipment. RAW was unhappy about Huawei's center in B'lore involvement for developing similar equipment for Taliban.
by Venkarl
29 Aug 2008 03:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 774886

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Some interesting news on making the Armed forces a stakeholder from just a user today: This is a nonstarter with the armed forces... Scuttlebutt has it that its been approved in principle, but several aphsars will eat a whole crow tandoori if it ever gets off the ground. But why? Dont they want to ...
by Venkarl
29 Aug 2008 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 131522

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

:eek: Are you hinting that India doesn't has underground missile silos?? do we have all our Prithvis and Agni 1s & 2s on train bogeys and trucks?? news to me.. Will our Agni 3s also be on train bogeys and trucks?? I guess not...they will definitely be in underground missile silos with high prot...
by Venkarl
28 Aug 2008 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 131522

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

3) By your logic underground nuclear missile launch facilities can also be cremated permanently??. missiles dont need a 10000 foot long runway - do they? nor do subs What is your point? my point is....they can still be buried according to your logic..be it subs or missiles I think India too has suc...
by Venkarl
27 Aug 2008 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 131522

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

Yeah protection from shrapnel is fine, but beyond that, all the planes should be in the air, greeting the panda, instead of dozing in superhard hangars. As war progresses, adversary will evolve its penetrator tech and we will realize that we should have gone for super-dooper hardened hanger instead...
by Venkarl
27 Aug 2008 22:24
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 719848

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

The more I hear/read anti-Ashok Chaturvedi stuff, stronger I feel that things are being staged or setup against RAW chief...who knows??

why no one talks about IB? Is it because of its obedience and protecting the ruling party??

again....I might completely be wrong to the roots...
by Venkarl
27 Aug 2008 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 131522

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

What will happen to these "superhard hangars" carved into mountainsides, if the adversary targets the hillsides or the cave mouth and causes a rockslide? Or even simpler, how about cratering the access taxiways at the cave mouth of these superhard structures? All those planes will get bot...
by Venkarl
27 Aug 2008 08:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 730580

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Misraji wrote:
Venkarl wrote:^^^^^

SDRE== http://tinyurl.com/6hmgb6

check the highlighted part


Whoa ... thanks Venkarl for an that ....

Link: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46

Regards,
Ashish


Anytime Misraji :)
by Venkarl
27 Aug 2008 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 730580

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

A bag of chawal and some spices :D At least sometimes it is bare minimum - rest is of the land. We are SDREs after all!!! I will ask again. My guess----Maggie noodles and some chocolate bars or some DRDO high vitamin/protein packed food. I remember reading in arrse that they get things like pulao a...
by Venkarl
27 Aug 2008 07:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 730580

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^^^^

SDRE== http://tinyurl.com/6hmgb6

check the highlighted part
by Venkarl
27 Aug 2008 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 131522

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

If war breaks out, these 12-13 airfields in the NE will be blanketed with Cruise and ballistic missiles, PLAAF will come into the picture only from the 2nd or 3rd day onwards. Our MKIs may not have a base to come back to if we do not build underground bunkers capable of basing entire MKI squadrons....
by Venkarl
27 Aug 2008 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 730580

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Surya wrote:A bag of chawal and some spices :D

At least sometimes it is bare minimum - rest is of the land.

We are SDREs after all!!!


I will ask again.


My guess----Maggie noodles and some chocolate bars or some DRDO high vitamin/protein packed food.
by Venkarl
26 Aug 2008 22:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 174964

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

On similar lines, I think we can have an Interactive map depicting all Indian, Pak, Chinese, BDs Air Force bases, fields, airports on BR site.

and any runways in Burma closer to Indian border can also be included...

what say?
by Venkarl
26 Aug 2008 22:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 174964

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

I guess someone has already suggested, as a BRFite I'd like to see the locations of people registered with BRF on a map something like this would be fine http://www.searchandgo.com/geo/ but thats visitors' locations....is there a way to locate BRF forum members' locations on a map? I am aware of loc...
by Venkarl
26 Aug 2008 02:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 24798

Re: Indian Military Aviation

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Army_officer_to_head_nuclear_command/articleshow/3404852.cms "IAF says it does not have enough assets at present. Instead, it itself maintains some 'dual tasked' fighters, jury-rigged to deliver nuclear weapons. The SFC should ideally have at least half a squa...
by Venkarl
24 Aug 2008 08:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1531792

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Rahul M wrote:^^
SVD ? he probably needs a greener camo !


Whatever....gave me shivers
by Venkarl
23 Aug 2008 02:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 24798

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Referring to the ageing fleet of MiGs, Major said "all MiG-21s would be phased out by 2011 except the 120 MiGs which have been upgraded and are called Bison". The Bisons would be used till 2025, which means that they would be in service for almost 60 years. The MiG-21 as a type may reach ...
by Venkarl
22 Aug 2008 03:22
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 236104

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Sid, Okay :oops: I agree that I am being paranoid here. Anyways thank you for the clarification, was thinking that the throttle and this tracking device are connected through pylons for recording hits and misses..which might pave way for any sniffing activities on the host fighter's blah blah.....(p...
by Venkarl
22 Aug 2008 00:02
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 236104

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Anyone know what is it on the left wing ? http://media.bharat-rakshak.com/RedFlag08-02/Kedar_20080814-34__D036562.jpg.html Did not look like a missile ? Thx that's a pod which is part of Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation or ACMI . more about ACMI range in red flag : - http://www.dreamlandresor...
by Venkarl
21 Aug 2008 23:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 24798

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Also, werent the MiG-25s retired last year? "As per the media"--->Yes In reality....I have no clue...there must be something we don't know...who knows?? How many MiG 25s were in service?? After retiring them, where do we have them for display?? Are the numbers tallying?? Were there any ne...
by Venkarl
21 Aug 2008 23:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 24798

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Friends, I am just wondering why we don't have an Indian name of the Sukhois like Jaguar--Shamsher MiG 21--Vikram, Trishul and Bison MiG 23--Vijay, Rakshak MiG 27--Bahadur MiG 29--Baaz Mirage--Vajra LCA --Tejas IL 78 --Gajraj ALH --Dhruv Although we BRFites call it Rambha....do we have an official I...
by Venkarl
16 Aug 2008 16:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1531792

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

rkhanna wrote:BTW..here are older pics of the same guys... The Difference in Equipment is astounding..!!!!


yes including hair style..yesterday...oily hair nicely combed...today....some kinda Scandinavian hair doing.. :D

thanks rkhanna for the enlarged pic and highlighting the difference(s)
by Venkarl
16 Aug 2008 15:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1531792

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

ASPuar wrote:Looks like an FN Herstal P-90. Interesting.


As per Wiki...yes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_P90

P-90 demo.....nice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UMX3UOh28M

check out the list of countries using this weapon....any other official sources??
by Venkarl
16 Aug 2008 12:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1531792

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Holy $#!&, look at our SPG dudes, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/thumb.cms?msid=3369726&width=200&resizemode=4 :eek: :eek: :shock: Where was this shot?? Any other enlarged pics of these rock solid protectors?? would like to take a close up details....amazing btw...looks like wesley ...
by Venkarl
12 Aug 2008 02:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 360258

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion - 23 April 2008

http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IE820080808184820 It is but natural for anyone to wonder why two Indian agencies are developing the same technology in parallel, with so much, except the sophisticated nature of the end-use, in common. ISRO insiders blame it on the absence of a pro-active ...
by Venkarl
30 Jul 2008 00:59
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 236104

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Great aerial shots! Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag http://www.hulu.com/watch/24197/fighter-pilot-operation-red-flag Excellent Video. I do not know if this can be viewed outside the US or not, as one member said, but if possible see this. Gautam yes they can http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxqTMVk...
by Venkarl
03 Jul 2008 09:39
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away
Replies: 191
Views: 55277

Re: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away

Sorry Adminji, as a rookie I was trying to understand the lingo used by Ramana garu. Will not repeat this.
by Venkarl
03 Jul 2008 03:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1531792

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

:rotfl: good comments He is a riot-control policeman's dream - can't throw well/far, can't run well and this particular model comes with a non-slip handle, which also acts as a full-function remote I don't think it is the same guy. There is no print on "Before" T-Shirt, but on "After...
by Venkarl
16 Jun 2008 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 131522

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

ramana wrote:Indian OFB Link to Troop Comfort Gear.

Which if these is suitable for high altitude warfare?


In snow kind of environment, suit yeti would help withstanding cold conditions and helps in camouflaging...me thinks so
by Venkarl
16 Jun 2008 10:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 631534

Re:

What about uv emissions from the rocket exhaust plume .. any way to mask that.Early warning satellites use detectors for this spectrum Don't know about UV emissions but the space based IR sats can detect the bright plume of an incoming ballistic long range missile in its boost phase, during the fir...
by Venkarl
13 Jun 2008 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1916
Views: 390135

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

soutikghosh wrote:
Any link of the download.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM6Qu1wCky0

not sure
by Venkarl
12 Jun 2008 09:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 528548

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Is Arakonnam safe from seismic waves?? one among many good reasons to select this place is good rail connectivity and closer to sea port...having studied at Vellore, I know that the region is hilly...but not sure about Arakonnam area...?
by Venkarl
12 Jun 2008 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 131522

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

G Subramaniam wrote:From John Garver's book
'Protracted Contest'

Start quote - Page 63
--


Beijing feared that after a successful liberation of Bangladesh, India might similarly liberate Tibet


lol...aage se geela peeche se peela....sadly, India lost a golden chance in last century
by Venkarl
11 Jun 2008 08:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1916
Views: 390135

Re:

Sanjay M wrote:http://www.gizmag.com/airborne-laser-completes-activation-tests/9401/


youtube embed didn't work?? any restrictions on new users??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w-ql8msl0U
by Venkarl
10 Jun 2008 23:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 528548

Re: Indian Military Aviation



I see humvees inside or are they dhumvees?? :D
by Venkarl
10 Jun 2008 13:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 528548

Re: Indian Military Aviation



I thought this process has already started?? :shock:
by Venkarl
10 Jun 2008 13:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 528548

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not a guru , but which airbases are adjacent to rocky hills that can be excavated to make impregnable natural shelters ? Singhaji, before we zero in on the locations for an undetectable air force base, we will first have to think about following issues 1) Does IAF requires an airbase which cannot b...
by Venkarl
06 Jun 2008 12:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?
Replies: 120
Views: 22737

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080052137

please help him..can some one on BRF get in touch with him...we can adopt guys like this...can some one get his account number and bank routing number??
by Venkarl
06 Jun 2008 12:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 528548

Please excuse my wild thought. what about having an underground air force base, more sophisticated than zeljava air base ?? I guess US,Russia and China already have such under ground air force bases. I know...its like pulling a hill with thread(any telugus??)... :lol: But on a serious note, IAF sho...

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