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by V_Raman
05 Sep 2009 22:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 152107

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

i think india, all along, is ok with the deterrance give by the fission warhead. this was the only warhead tested in 1998. the tests were carried out under the assumption that CTBT would come into force soon after. i think india did not have any capability to make any other kind of warhead then. all...
by V_Raman
28 Aug 2009 00:55
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 152107

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

raja ram ji, can you send it to me too at vramanx@hotmail.com
by V_Raman
19 Aug 2009 09:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 416730

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

india has been peeing on the NWS for a long time. they did not care as we did not matter to them. the only way for west to make money is by selling hi-tech stuff. there is no other country in the world that need it in the scale as india nor can assimilate it like india. just imagine the amount of hi...
by V_Raman
19 Aug 2009 06:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 253844

Re: India-US News and Discussion

i never shy away from asserting my indian identity and even talk about the deep differences with pak whenever i get a chance. many of my indian co-workers do the same nowadays.
by V_Raman
19 Aug 2009 06:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 497399

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

i have a romanian colleague at work who keeps telling me during lunch discussions about how lucky we are to be learning english and that is due to the british rule. my reply to him always is very straight forward. the british plundered us for 100s of years and left us with english and it is not a co...
by V_Raman
19 Aug 2009 06:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 416730

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

NPAs have accepted a nuclear india. as mentioned in this forum before, the rise of india is an extremely destabilizing factor. i might be way off here. IUCNA is to give india the technology to avoid conflict and get more people out of poverty. in a very overarching way, peace could be the prize extr...
by V_Raman
02 Apr 2009 01:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Modeling Geostrategic Dynamics for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 238
Views: 20010

Re: Modeling Geostrategic Dynamics for the Indian Subcontinent

Following on from above, anything within modern democratic political practice that India can do goes in favour of this Pakistani agenda. If India concedes, and allows increasing self-assertion, immunity and power to "Muslims" as distinct "Islamic" identity and source of politica...
by V_Raman
01 Apr 2009 01:58
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 360220

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

indians selling gold is bad news. india has the worlds second largest accumulation of gold (including private holdings). this is the envy of the world from roman times. indian gold coffers were successfully emptied once by the western world during the british rule. they might try to do it again this...
by V_Raman
29 Jan 2009 07:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 20969

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

i dont know if any indian company would be able/allowed to buy stake in a foreign defense firm. the nuclear deal might change that.
by V_Raman
29 Nov 2008 21:39
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 137578

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

i dont know if this has been posted before. terrorist interview by media

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJwiZSPMB-U
by V_Raman
27 Nov 2008 15:41
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 104789

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai

again my wish list for actions to start with

resurrect terror list given to TSP and attach a deadline for it with consequences

abrogate article 370, remove special status for J&K, and reassert that POK is indian land

implement POTA like act immediately
by V_Raman
27 Nov 2008 14:41
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 104789

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai

PM is addressing the nation at 7pm. it is one thing for maino, HM, Advani, and MOS types talking. it is a completely different ballgame when the PM talks. my wishful thinking -- he declares war with TSP and our cold start is put to real use. if IN chases this rogue vessel into TSP waters, then it is...
by V_Raman
24 Nov 2008 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stability
Replies: 997
Views: 82252

Re: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stabi

does take away kashmir mean making LOC as IB? or taking more territory?
by V_Raman
29 Sep 2008 05:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 226124

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

our existing weapons capability has been acknowledged and we are keeping it. that itself is a big win. 50/100 - fission/fusion - modern/old --- does not matter. it will still explode. that, IMHO, is the most important thing. this forum itself has agreed that the next 25 years is the most important p...
by V_Raman
12 Sep 2008 20:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 226124

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

remember that we are just 60 yrs removed from arguably the worst war in human history where japan was by no means benign. it is still paying the price. for such a nation, they have built impressive capability. as mentioned couple of posts above, their capability is nothing to laugh at. they came clo...
by V_Raman
07 Sep 2008 04:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 226124

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

i think india itself might have gotten china to back off. india has multiple levers IMO

-- tibet issue escalation
-- more potent deployment to the border
by V_Raman
06 Sep 2008 06:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
Replies: 679
Views: 50550

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

it was suggested many years back on BR that this whole exercise could be to gauge the real indian nuclear capability. maybe it has been gauged and deal will die.
by V_Raman
04 Sep 2008 22:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
Replies: 679
Views: 50550

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

SALA - isnt that what trishanku swarg is all about? you dont get to have the first class apsaras. you get something beneath them. it is swarg nonetheless.

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