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by sudeepj
25 Jun 2009 03:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 22360

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

What makes the Rhinemetall L55 so special? Wikipedia states that the muzzle velocity of the gun is ~1680m/s. The DRDO Gandiva gun was stated to be developing ~1650m/s in 2002. http://www.drdo.org/pub/techfocus/feb02/arjun.htm In addition, it has the similar MRS as the Rhinemetall.. In addition to th...
by sudeepj
25 Jun 2009 02:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 238297

Re: India-China News and Discussions

Katare, I think Tawang is important for them now as the current Dalai Lama was incarnated there. In '62 they thought he would become irrelevant and also the idea was to show down India. So they fear that the new DL will be identified outside their control. The present Dalai Lama was incarnated in a...
by sudeepj
18 Jun 2009 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1345
Views: 255092

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

DDM Manu Pubby claims Contrary to the Indian view that he was shot down , Tufail claims that Flt Lt Nachiketa’s MiG-27 went down due to engine trouble “caused by gas ingestion during high altitude strafing.” He writes: “Flt Lt Nachiketa, who ejected and was apprehended, had a tete-a-tete with this w...
by sudeepj
05 Jun 2009 02:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 517
Views: 23564

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

Israel could not have even been formed if USA did not support its formation. We have to look back into the preparatory stages of the formation of Israel, its financing and planning, primarily from circles based in the USA. Long term, skillful planning was undertaken, with even arms manufacturing se...
by sudeepj
05 Jun 2009 00:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 517
Views: 23564

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

Cross posting an old article from the India-Israel thread. The article is a must read in its entirety in how it sheds light on the process of extraordinary engagement between the US and Israel and the lessons it offers to the US engagement in the Indian subcontinent. http://www.slate.com/id/2215820/...
by sudeepj
05 Jun 2009 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2534
Views: 279393

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

http://www.slate.com/id/2215820/pagenum/all/ Why Israel Will Bomb Iran The rational argument for an attack. By David Samuels ... Ananth the article you quoted is a gem in that it plainly states facts of realpolitik as they exist. The article is a must read, thanks for posting. I am quoting a passag...
by sudeepj
03 Jun 2009 00:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 159
Views: 7265

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

I dont think that one can equate deaths from terror related acts and road accidents etc. One is random, almost an act of God, while the other is specifically directed towards destruction of the Indian state. Poor infrastructure, natural disasters, famines etc. can destroy countries and nations, but ...
by sudeepj
28 May 2009 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1345
Views: 255092

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

^^ I guess there are limits to what we can do about it. We all know about the problems faced by a/cs at such high altitude due to low air density and temperature. Also laser guided bombs lose much of their effectiveness under tough environmental conditions like dense fog, clouds and smoke. I guess ...
by sudeepj
22 May 2009 01:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 516
Views: 153244

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

durgesh wrote:Ruthless statecraft???
Does it mean "Dove Cards"?


I dont have a problem with Doves as long as they have fricking lasers guns on their heads :twisted:
by sudeepj
21 May 2009 23:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 516
Views: 153244

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

They are on the right side, and are among the good guys, though its possible they got this particular issue wrong. If folks feel so strongly about what they feel, let them know it. They are not hoity-toityies, they will listen to what you say. Ranting on just the forum is probably not as productive...
by sudeepj
21 May 2009 08:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 516
Views: 153244

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

Nitin Pai and Sushant K. Singh are editors of Pragati—The Indian National Interest Review, a publication on strategic affairs, public policy and governance. Both could be BR lurkers They probably are. Nitin pai used to run the acorn blog on foreign policy issues. Now they are running Pragati and In...
by sudeepj
15 May 2009 05:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 200
Views: 12983

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Wow! a launch next year? Desi scientific community never ceases to surprise (pleasantly) :-) What does this mean? - Thousands of cheap Tomahawk-kumars put an end to dreams of Chinese 'we'll teach them a lesson' aggression. - JDAM-kumars put an end to Kargil like intrusions. - Krasnopol-kumar shells ...
by sudeepj
25 Apr 2009 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 794695

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

From DRDO newsletter, Young Scientist Awardee list:~ Ms Ritu Khurana, Sci C, Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL), Chandigarh, for her commendable work in theoretical analysis and mathematical modelling of detonation and shock wave phenomena, which formed the basis for numerical simulation...
by sudeepj
19 Apr 2009 11:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1554880

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I grew up in Tokyo Japan and by virtue had/Have a bunch of friends who are current or retired USMC Personel. They will all disagree with you. Did my undergraduate in UBC Vancouver and shared a dorm with Canadian Reservist and Ex Soldiers they will also disagree with you. Also known a bunch of ex Si...
by sudeepj
17 Apr 2009 23:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 318
Views: 16100

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

To set the record straight, my last rejoinder, . Saar: I was always in 4 D Time-Space coordinate space as I was thinking thought my earlier reply. Beacon signal is generated/computed for a known geodesic position, so if the Beacon datum is apriori determined (by celestial or GPS/Gagan fix), then th...
by sudeepj
17 Apr 2009 07:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 318
Views: 16100

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

You cant have multiple antennas at the same location (you calculate your los distance from one antenna, not from one of many in 100m radius). Saar: Of course one can ! The 100m separated antenna are obviously measured by a simple field tape, thus their timeing offset simply scaled. Ofcourse at one ...
by sudeepj
17 Apr 2009 06:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 318
Views: 16100

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

It wont be simple to plonk stationary beacons 100-200km off launch pads, and there are practical issues. If you can track it, so can others, if you can trilaterate, so can others and your beacons become sitting ducks. If you move them, you have logistical issues of calibration being invalidated tim...
by sudeepj
17 Apr 2009 05:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1554880

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

It has nothing to do with which way the weapon is pointed (safest is up in the air, a weapon if discharged when pointing down, can cause deadly injury due to ricochet.) incorrect the Weapon down method is the safest method for Accidental Discharges. When the bullet hits concrete or mud it will not ...
by sudeepj
17 Apr 2009 05:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 318
Views: 16100

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Anujan wrote:A module for celestial nav had been manufactured and displayed during one of the tech exhibitions/tech magazines 2-3 years back.


AFAIK, celestial is outdated and not applicable for precision strikes. Nuclear is another matter..
by sudeepj
17 Apr 2009 04:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 318
Views: 16100

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Well Agni-II nav system used that ( yours faithfully was amongst the first to point that out) for a BM most INS drift is due to stressful regime after burnout; after that if the INS is re-datumed, then the missile accuracy on INS alone is half as good as GPS. Thus stationary ground based beacons so...
by sudeepj
17 Apr 2009 02:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1554880

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Did anyone notice the 'American' way of holding the weapon instead of the earlier way, with the weapon carried on shoulder like a Gada (mace).. Seems like unkils way of doing things are slowly seeping in, or may be its just this unit.. No. In populated areas, Paramilitary always held their weapons ...
by sudeepj
17 Apr 2009 02:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1554880

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Did anyone notice the 'American' way of holding the weapon instead of the earlier way, with the weapon carried on shoulder like a Gada (mace)..

Seems like unkils way of doing things are slowly seeping in, or may be its just this unit..
by sudeepj
17 Apr 2009 02:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 318
Views: 16100

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

I think the brahmos block2 sensor for striking in cluttered env could have been tested. the terminal missile speeds are about the same. we need to make it the CEP of a typical goatshed , coz thats where most jihadi/PA jarnails are found at night. I think its just the new INS onlee. :wink: Read the ...
by sudeepj
27 Mar 2009 23:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1554880

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Bhai...!It was BVR...so just counted what was WVR. The kitting of the pukis was top notch.Imagine the kind of funding that goes into these ops! Thuraya Phones,Garmin Receivers,Winter Clothing,Snow Boots,Painkilling Injections,UBGLs,....!They spend about 5+ lakhs per pig.Our average jawan gets half ...
by sudeepj
21 Mar 2009 00:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army Discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 150639

Re: Indian Army Discussion

I heard this glorious tale recently,and was assured that it came from the horses' mouth,namely the CO at the time.The Chinese would be loath to admit it for obvious reasons.It was somewhere on the Indo-Chinese border,after '62,nearer to '71 I'm told,probably one reason why the Chinese are so wary o...
by sudeepj
15 Mar 2009 06:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 31595

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

GLONASS Coverage This is an nice image of the current GLONASS coverage around the world , it seems the Indian region has atleast 2 to 3 satellites visible , good enough to get Navigation updates for INS ? Indian region may have that number of satellites visible at one point in time, (Moscow time 23...
by sudeepj
16 Feb 2009 01:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 31595

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

How long can they shut that down? Especially with their own army deployed in iraq/afganisthan IIRC GPS sats do not use dish based high gain antenna, but instead use an array of circularly polarized helix antennas. Thus using the phase array antenna they do have ability to create a radiation null at...
by sudeepj
05 Feb 2009 12:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 21046

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Sudeepj, Its not a question of a solitary Prithvi..A one shot will probably not "escalate", but then a one Prthvi round means pretty much nothing in a tactical scenario for us either. In a runway denial mode, it does mean something. Same with targeting hardened shelters. the fact is that ...
by sudeepj
05 Feb 2009 01:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 21046

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

How relevant is the "runway denial" role for the Prithvi? Costs apart, the Pakis would construe any incoming Prithvi as a nuke strike and launch their own - even if they could somehow figure out that the Prithvi is targeted towards the Sargodha air base and not the neighbouring residentia...
by sudeepj
03 Feb 2009 07:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 21046

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Isn't GPS used to correct INS errors. So even if its Jammed, INS would work. ultimately its better to have terrain based nav system. I would serriously doubt the ability to function of TERRCOM matching nav system given the speed at which the Brahmos would be operating... no GPS, no TERCOM, then wha...
by sudeepj
03 Feb 2009 06:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 21046

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Oops new twist : http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?Title=BrahMos+failed+as+US+shut+its+eyes+in+the+sky?&artid=0tbv7GEf5Ak=&SectionID=1ZkF/jmWuSA=&MainSectionID=1ZkF/jmWuSA=&SEO=BrahMos,+US+satellite,+Pokharan&SectionName=X7s7i|xOZ5Y= BrahMos failed as US shut its eye...
by sudeepj
02 Feb 2009 01:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 21046

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Guys, a missile launch (or any kind of engineering experiment) while under development, in scientific terms is a failure only if no data could be collected from the test. Its possible and indeed, probable, when testing new technologies that some of the goals of the test are not met. When this happen...
by sudeepj
28 Jan 2009 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 794695

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

I meant to say start with the small and manageable items first. Develop customer confidence and then move upwards. Chetak Ji This was how DRDO was working, when periodic reviews indicated that DRDO was spreading itself too thin and a political decision was taken for DRDO to concentrate on strategic...
by sudeepj
28 Jan 2009 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 794695

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

Lets talk basics first. Import or urgently produce good stuff locally like Helmets, BPJs, Cold weather gear, not only for siachen, Sufficient night vision stuff, Thermal imaging gear, communication gear, Better assault weapons and sidearms, APCs. The pakis produce H&K MP5s locally, we have shit...
by sudeepj
28 Jan 2009 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 794695

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

The armed forces use antiquated equipment and suffer high casualties because almost everything they need to do their jobs, the DRDO says don't import we will develop and give by today evening evening itself. Casualties are regrettable, but which imported weapon system would let the Indian armed for...
by sudeepj
14 Jan 2009 08:40
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: India to consider sending 120,000 troops to Afghanistan
Replies: 1066
Views: 113967

Re: India to consider sending 120,000 troops to Afghanistan

The game that Pakistan and Unkil are playing with regards to the whole GOAT effort can be explained in very simple terms. 1) Unkil wants to get rid of AlQaeda 'Global Jihad is us' type Islamists. 2) Pakistan Army wants to retain any Afghan govt. under its thumb and to keep alive an option of Ghazwa-...
by sudeepj
12 Jan 2009 13:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 431307

Re: J & K news and discussion

Geelani lives in India, not abroad. As such, he is under the thumb of Indian security agencies. The fact that he still breathes (and lives a life of a certain level of comfort) means that the Indian state perceives that his pathetic life serves some useful purpose. He could be tried under any number...
by sudeepj
10 Jan 2009 00:46
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 196103

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

As far as these comical House of the Thackery is concerned, they have run out of steam and have been proved that Mumbai was saved by a large posse of non Maharastrians, along with Mumbai folks too, and that Mumbai was not a non Indian soil ruled by the Thackerays. Where were the Thackerays when Mum...
by sudeepj
10 Jan 2009 00:34
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 196103

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

http://www.rediff.com/news/2009/jan/09mumterror-ombles-daughter-wants-kasab-to-be-hanged-at-gateway.htm Hang Kasab at Gateway, says brave cop Omble's daughter Ajmal Amir Kasab [Images], the lone surviving terrorist in the Mumbai [Images] carnage, should be hanged at the Gateway of India [Images] to...
by sudeepj
09 Jan 2009 00:38
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 196103

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

I am not sure if this has been posted already. Its a gripping account of how a local Shiv Sena Shakha Pramukh helped with the NSG operations. It also comes through very clearly how the Nariman house locality was completely left to its own devices by the Mumbai Police. http://specials.rediff.com/news...

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