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by Sunil
12 Aug 2005 20:13
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 171591

Rajpa,

Aiming for a strangelovesque script? Hmm... might work.. keep it up.
by Sunil
11 Aug 2005 20:10
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 171591

They met under the Banyan tree in the village of Ziradeyi, in Saran district of Bihar... the Sage dressed in a simple white robe looked on with near indifference and the journalist and the bureaucrat sat cross legged on the ground below him. An unmarked GoI ambassador car stood in the distance and a...
by Sunil
11 Aug 2005 19:42
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 171591

The following is the number of posts submitted by each of the writers which I have with me from the first section. Notice that I have clubbed couple of scenarios so as to mantain the continuity. I am not submitting the posts of couple of writers as independent scenarios cause they have submitted th...
by Sunil
11 Aug 2005 04:30
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 171591

Email me guys - that way I'll coordinate the SRR end of it.
by Sunil
10 Aug 2005 23:36
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 171591

Hi, I agree with Cybaru. I wrote parts of the story in response to things that others had written so my posts are really fillers. Pulling all this together is not going to be easy. However the work that YIP is doing in the past few weeks has simply kicked things up to a new level. I think this needs...
by Sunil
10 Aug 2005 23:03
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 171591

SRR will provide editorial services if the submission is made. I propose that this be run as a special on SRR. All interested in participating please contact me at breadomlette at yahoo dot com After the SRR article is ready - then we will see if anyone has an interest in publishing it as a book in ...
by Sunil
10 Aug 2005 20:58
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 171591

Anoop Gokhale rubbed his eyes and yawned. He stared blankly at the map in front of his eyes at the NCP. An enormous plasma screen with displayed the positions of the enemy forces in red and the advancing Indian forces in blue. Over his shoulder he spied the pleased look in the eyes of the politician...
by Sunil
06 Aug 2005 05:13
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 171591

Colonel (r) Nair stared out of his window at the newly constructed National Security Council Secretariat building. The building was completely ordinary looking, some would even say it was out of style. It would ideally have been completed a few years ago, and housed most of the key adminstrative div...
by Sunil
02 Aug 2005 21:19
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 179779

YIP, I have a short sketch here, you can fit it whereever you like... it is fairly general in that sense. I was reminded of the photos of the Iran-Iraq war after reading Singha's piece... so I fashioned something along the lines of the battle of Basra. I will work on the Jihadi pov in this piece. **...
by Sunil
02 Aug 2005 20:34
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 179779

Singha, Silhouetted by the burning flames Niaz turned back to his emotional troopers positioned along the ridge and raised his AK, ....he didnt say anything. Shades of the battle of Abadan (1981) in the Iran-Iraq war! Boss.. I have another masterpiece planned here.. give me a day or two. YIP... the ...
by Sunil
01 Aug 2005 19:37
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 179779

On the edge of Pabbi forrest, a very young and very green Lt. Kamran Siddique was staring at the large Indian force passing just ahead of him. The T-90Ms belching smoke as they rumbled... occasionally a T-90M would stop and let loose a single round into an almost random patch of forrest... the screa...
by Sunil
14 Jun 2005 01:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Johann, I am sure the means existed to keep an eye on Khusab. You don't need a satellites there are cheaper ways like a $2 thermometer inserted into the river nearby (you know - like those "concerned environmentalist groups" repeatedly do in the sea near Kalpakkam.) The Pakistanis for years ran full...
by Sunil
13 Jun 2005 20:04
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Gerard, That is precisely what I driving at. The Pakistanis are hiding the Pu side of things. Anyone who takes the notion of the U-235 based Pakistani bomb and all the risks (JDAM, proliferation etc...) that it entails too seriously risks becoming dangerously complacent. Johann, The question I have ...
by Sunil
12 Jun 2005 00:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Something is not making sense to me. Either the Pakistanis 1) Have WGU based weapons and a huge stockpile of WGU - therefore the AQK exports are capable of sustaining a HEU weapon. 2) Have a Puref process that is reprocessed. The Pakistanis had Puref tech at New Labs for a long time. What they lacke...
by Sunil
12 Jun 2005 00:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Hmm... so the IAEA has pretty much said that the Iranians are off the hook on the enrichment issue. The Pakistanis too don't have to answer too many embarrassing questions about their AQK side of things. The story has ended. AQK supplied the Iranians with centrifuges and the Iranians did not use the...
by Sunil
09 Jun 2005 19:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Hi Anoop, Post 9-11 this approach of using the U-238 as a bargaining chip is very risky. The chances of something going wrong are quite high given the huge number Pakistanis sympathetic to the Al Qaida philosophy. Americans should ask themselves a simple question - why take the risk? Convert the thi...
by Sunil
09 Jun 2005 04:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Umrao, I was talking about now - not back when. That was back when - America is not perpetually going to give money for something like this - at some point it will simply become easier to simply take the Pakistani Uranium out of their hands. Okay so things had to be done at a particular time, now th...
by Sunil
09 Jun 2005 00:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Hi, Please lets not digress into a general discussion on U-235 separation. If these numbers are anything to go by - assuming that the Pakistanis have ~50 bombs with 20 Kg of HEU each. That means the Pakistanis consumed 176 Tons of Natural Uranium. If they had stuck that inside their CANDUs instead t...
by Sunil
08 Jun 2005 02:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Hi, Johann thanks for the clarifications. The consensus emerging from this thread appears to be: 1) The U-235 route provides the user with a low quality device or a dirty bomb. It is difficult to make a really good bomb with that stuff unless you really put your mind to it. 2) The Pakistanis knew th...
by Sunil
04 Jun 2005 03:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Hi Johann, Saddam may have had other sources for designs and materials. I do not doubt that. However after he was refused assistance by India, like Gaddafi, Saddam too turned to Pakistan. I am intrigued by this comment that the Iraqi weaponization designs did not match CHIC-4. I was under the impres...
by Sunil
03 Jun 2005 03:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

I think the khan network/nuclear blackmarket did the following 1) Centrifuge tech to a) Iran, b) DPRK, c) Libya, d) Syria (?) e) Iraq (?) f) KSA (?) g) Egypt (?) (?) indicates I am unsure about this part. 2) U-235 based bomb design (Chin-3/4) to all of the above or anyone else who wanted it. 3) Unkn...
by Sunil
02 Jun 2005 23:22
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

The Pakistanis can't sustain another hit on the proliferation front. They can't be seen as having supplied fuel to Iran. Neither can they sustain a situation where the Iranians do not look like they have nuke capability. The idea that the Iranians would be able to palm off the U-235 to Pakistani eff...
by Sunil
02 Jun 2005 05:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Alok_N, Vis-a-vis the US/Israel, the Pakistanis want to maintain an ambiguity about what they gave Iran. To this end they are only grudgingly permitting access to the centrifuges. Vis-a-vis the IAEA, it is credibility problem. IAEA is quite shocked by the sudden appearance of a huge nuclear blackmar...
by Sunil
17 May 2005 23:33
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Hi Dileep, According to informed sources, American Maglev is not the old American Maglev which hit the headlines ten-fifteen years ago for its revolutionary attempt at making an all American competitor to Japanese and German tech. at Old Dominion - the American Maglev of today looks suspiciously sim...
by Sunil
17 May 2005 21:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Hi, Apropos a discussion with fellow forumites, something caused the hair on the back of my neck to stand up. That report of the Maglev construction project and the associated scam involving Musharraf's samndhi (Brig(r) Aftab Siddiqui) is very suspicious. Assuming that Musharraf stashes away ~60% of...
by Sunil
17 May 2005 00:56
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Iran had to sell out Pakistan before Pakistan sold them out. The Iranian exposure of the nuclear blackmarket also raised embarassing questions for the Americans as to how such a stalwart ally like Pakistan could be doing things like this after 9-11. In one stroke the Iranians screwed both the Americ...
by Sunil
14 May 2005 21:03
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Vajra Shakti
Replies: 95
Views: 49125

Dileep,

Please email me at breadomlette at yahoo dot com.

regards
Sunil
by Sunil
08 May 2005 11:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army Ops 2004
Replies: 17
Views: 15492

Hi,

Article is in the works. If you want to give a hand email the admin.
by Sunil
04 May 2005 21:33
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part II
Replies: 328
Views: 179779

Op Teram Shehr It was 6:45 am in the War Room. Most of the participants were tired. The orders remained to be given everything else had been worked out to great detail. Dighe sat with a deeply thoughtful expression on his face. Ronen was yawning, and Mighlani decided to join him. The chiefs of staff...
by Sunil
03 May 2005 19:47
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora - RIP
Replies: 104
Views: 53424

My condolences.
by Sunil
03 May 2005 09:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

AJay,

Dig a little more - I am curious.
by Sunil
02 May 2005 21:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Ajay,

Dajibhoy and Sharif? I don't think it was related to this.
by Sunil
09 Apr 2005 21:33
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Hi JEM, He is variously announced as head of pepsico pak or as head of pepsi's pak-punjab franchise etc... lots and lots of daddy's money from what everyone says. from all account's his father was not in the nuclear thing atleast not directly. Akhtar died as CJCSC sitting in the chair besides Zia ul...
by Sunil
09 Apr 2005 20:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

Hi JEM,

IIRC the "A" stands for Akram.

His father's name is M. Akram Khan.

Humayun Akhtar Khan controls PepsiCo-Pakistan. I wonder if he also runs the "fake pepsi" thing on the side. :)
by Sunil
01 Apr 2005 22:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 95183

The US winked and nodded at Pakistani proliferation in the 80s. As a result the entire proliferation chain had a huge US component in it. It was possible to do this because the Pakistanis were an ally in the Anti-Soviet Jihad. Now its not clear whose side the Pakistanis are on. So there is a need to...
by Sunil
30 Mar 2005 03:09
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 87971

Ramana, why go in for 200 krystrons after 911 Increased stockpile size possibly outside of David Albright's line of sight. Would explain the sudden hearburn about Karni. I can't think of anything else. Shelf life... Are the numbers 55-90 etc... corrected for depletion/refurbishment? Sure they have H...
by Sunil
23 Mar 2005 23:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 87971

http://www.cdi.org/PDFs/TraffickingSmuggling.pdf Similarly, the 1997 arrest, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, of international drug and arms trafficker Munawar Shah, on his way to Islamabad airport with two kilograms of heroin, a pistol, and uranium samples,60 http://www.nti.org/db/nistraff/1997/19970233.ht...
by Sunil
22 Mar 2005 05:20
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 87971

http://www.cedib.org/coca/documentos/OGD/informe_1997_1998/IV_central%20asia%20y%20south%20west%20asia.pdf On April 16 (1998) a retired Pakistan Army officer Maj. Munawar Shah, was arrested with 2 kilograms of heroin which he was planning to smuggle into London, he was also carrying Uranium. Johann ...
by Sunil
03 Mar 2005 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Parakram: Another Analysis
Replies: 115
Views: 35449

The only way the Pakistanis could have found succor from the Godhra incident is if someone had told them that in the Godhra incident had led GoI to change its mind about imposing a military cost on Pakistan. Given that Musharraf had already told the world that even the slightest military provocation...
by Sunil
03 Mar 2005 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Parakram: Another Analysis
Replies: 115
Views: 35449

Hi, That part about moving the divisions to Gujurat reducing the effectiveness of the Parakram forces is incorrect. The IA's posture was unaffected by the Godhra Ahmedabad cycle. Had the cycle escalated nationwide perhaps then there would have been an effect - but the violence was contained to Gujur...

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