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by dipak
28 Nov 2009 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1926
Views: 113847

Re: A look back at the partition

I feel that right from its inception, Pakistan will face some very serious problems: 1. The incompetent political leadership will pave the way for military dictatorship as it has happened in many Muslim countries. 2. The heavy burden of foreign debt. 3. Absence of friendly relationship with neighbo...
by dipak
26 Nov 2009 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2952
Views: 242141

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

Will ask you but perhaps it might be a good idea if you downloaded that channel 4 video and saved it on your HDD so I can ask for translation from some specific timeline. Usually it is snatches of conversation lasting a few seconds. I have downloaded the Channel 4 documentary on my HDD. Please let ...
by dipak
26 Nov 2009 01:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Can nuclear terrorism be prevented? Probably not.
Replies: 113
Views: 7042

Re: Can nuclear terrorism be prevented? Probably not.

Why NFU against an adversary which is hell-bent on destroying India and uses plausible deniability for all their terrorirst acts? As is amply evident and further emphasized by 26/11 - if at all, any nuke attack by TSP against India could be carried out with impunity while claiming plausible deniabil...
by dipak
25 Nov 2009 13:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2952
Views: 242141

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

shiv wrote:But I may not be able to do it before the anniversary tomorrow.


If you are overburdened and the time-line is to be met - please let me know if I can be of any help in this regard.
The video clip idea (with transcript of conversation, terrorist-handler only) seems good.
by dipak
25 Nov 2009 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2952
Views: 242141

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

Video clip query: Could someone please listen carefully and repeatedly to translate what the shot terrorist says towards the end - "Mujhe fire lag gayi toh aakhri ....??" http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/cybersurg/wotsit/th_translate1.jpg Shiv - its, "mujhe fire lag gaye hein, du...
by dipak
20 Nov 2009 01:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co
Replies: 2267
Views: 188199

Re: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co

BijuShet wrote:
Rahul M wrote:there are many lawyer politicians in India, sibal for example.

To keep Psecs happy add Arun Jaitley to the list too saar.


Why leave poor Ravi Shankar Prasad :)
by dipak
20 Nov 2009 01:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co
Replies: 2267
Views: 188199

Re: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co

Contrast this with the Purohit/Pragya treatment. It pays to be a terrorist/terrorist supporter in India True. I was wondering why the Narco test is not conducted on Rahul as it was so swiftly done in Pragya/Purohit case. After all, by all accounts - this Headless (chicken) (Headley) case is much mo...
by dipak
06 Nov 2009 23:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2847
Views: 270422

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - November 06, 2009

Pakistan is in a fix The moron still thinks that the current mess is due to the economic policies. Once the TSP fine-tunes the economic policies, the problem can be solved in a jiffy, simple. They will never understand that its because of the skewed priorities of the state and the peoples apparatus...
by dipak
29 Oct 2009 11:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 230103

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

Uzbeks too are fighting for Taliban Allegedly and reportedly, if few Indian(s) caught in TSP suspected of creating trouble - without delay its declared by TSP as India's hand in TSP, India fomenting trouble, India funding Taliban blah-blah ... By the same token, if 200 Uzbeks are known to be fighti...
by dipak
28 Oct 2009 11:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 230103

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

Uzbeks too are fighting for Taliban According to some reports, there are some 1,500 Uzbeks with Hakimullah Mehsud, but sources inside the Taliban revealed that hardly 200 trained Uzbeks militants are taking part in the war. Usman Jan is the head of all Uzbeks militants in the area. He succeeded Tah...
by dipak
01 Oct 2009 14:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 123108

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

This is third part of POK -II not fully successful: Scientist thread. In the due course, the discussion has been consistently changed from 'Not fully successful tests' (S-1) to 'Do We Need TN at all?' This has branched out to a new thread, 'Deterrence'. If the current trend suggests something, it ap...
by dipak
29 Sep 2009 15:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 167321

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Its being suggested that the small fission weapons are sufficient to serve as nuclear deterrent for India. Also questions are being raised on the efficacy or utility of TN weapons in Indian context ..its in this context that I mentioned 'forget TN'. Its not a conclusion, its an observation. Sure it...
by dipak
28 Sep 2009 16:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 167321

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

1. China -- Its so big and developed, that it stands to loose too much, forget TN, even ~20kt Fission weapon sufficient deterrent. 2. Pakistan -- Its so small and undeveloped, really no worry for India, forget TN, even ~20kt Fission weapon sufficient deterrent. Unless you are trying to confuse both...
by dipak
28 Sep 2009 16:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 167321

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

shiv wrote:should be done in peacetime. If a TN must be "tested" at all during war - it should be tested over enemy territory in case of nuclear war.
jmt


But how will you check/verify/confirm yield saar ..! No sensor cables available there. :)
by dipak
28 Sep 2009 15:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 167321

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

S1 - (TN) successful -- Not weaponized -- Why continue story, just weaponize and be done with it! But just harping on 'capability' for 11 years but not weaponizing and inducting formally, is itself proof enough that TN test was not successful. Repeated claims of success and capability do not cut it...
by dipak
28 Sep 2009 14:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 167321

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Getting unpleasant - request to give it a break.
by dipak
28 Sep 2009 02:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 167321

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

India deterrent has been designed keeping in view two potential and immediate adversaries. Interesting arguments are floating around regarding each of them: 1. China -- Its so big and developed, that it stands to loose too much, forget TN, even ~20kt Fission weapon sufficient deterrent. 2. Pakistan ...
by dipak
27 Sep 2009 16:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 167321

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

RC, AK claim: ------------ S2 - (Fission) successful -- Weaponized -- End of Story S1 - (TN) successful -- Not weaponized -- Why continue story, just weaponize and be done with it! But just harping on 'capability' for 11 years but not weaponizing and inducting formally, is itself proof enough that T...
by dipak
23 Sep 2009 18:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 606363

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

A much needed shot in the arm specially nowadays, when the POK-II debate is so depressing.

Kudos to ISRO team! Great work - other organizations of similar strategic importance might want to take a leaf out of it.
by dipak
20 Sep 2009 04:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 167321

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

As I see things KS, PKI etc they are calling for taking the nuclear weapons project to its full potential before giving up on testing. That will require full mastery of TN technology - which is a very valid goal and point. It does not go to the credibility of the deterrent, however. That said, I am...
by dipak
18 Sep 2009 00:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 167321

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Why Santhanam's Pokhran revelations are too late - B Raman

B Raman does not appear very convincing in his arguments.
But he confirms that Santhanam is not a loose-canon.
by dipak
09 Sep 2009 13:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 167321

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Interesting AQ Khan , continues to brag openly how he managed to build his WMD by importing stuff from every where under US noose and we continue to debate on whether we need test or not :lol: Yes, but do you want India to be clubbed with NoKo, Cuba and Pakistan? That seems the concern here. Sign t...
by dipak
07 Sep 2009 04:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 152274

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

Gen VP Malik seems to be implying that: 1. There are TN MT (mega ton) fusion weapons in the arsenal. 2. However that there are doubts about the yields of the mega ton weapons. Anil Kakodkar and RC's position is that extensive simulation gives them the confidence that the design yields will be reali...
by dipak
05 Sep 2009 19:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 152274

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

The H bomb issue aside, the fact that 3 chotus were tested itself shows that there is more development planned, and that 3 science experiments being done shows that Indian nuclear weapons science is not complete. When was the last time any of the P5 conducted a chotu test? A chotu test only occurs ...
by dipak
05 Sep 2009 18:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 152274

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

Let it be accepted that N3 raised a valid point about the design vs actual yield and possible damage to Khetolai village from higher yields. Till now, its not been sufficiently countered, IMVHO. OTOH, RC, giving his thoughts on nuclear test necessity for India on March 1998 Further, when asked wheth...
by dipak
05 Sep 2009 17:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 152274

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

As R. Chidambaram says, if the fission-fusion breakup was never shared other than the design team, it raises few interesting points: 1. Forget about design validation, peer-review. All hot air. All discussion about sizzle ya fizzle is fizzle since there is no data to back either sizzle or fizzle cla...
by dipak
24 Aug 2009 15:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2952
Views: 242141

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

... but the net effect that should become visible is a decrease in Taliban activity as well as a decrease in anti-India terror. It remains to be seen if Pakistani groups and the Paki govt can wiggle out of this. Not sure about the Taliban activity but one cannot help but notice the fact that since ...
by dipak
19 Aug 2009 01:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009
Replies: 2842
Views: 231332

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009

Pak terror camps a threat to India: Antony No problem - now that official talks dissociated from terror attacks, the chai-biscuit can continue between two countries. Otherwise, what else is the way out other than the warm hug, chai-biscuit, pappi-jhappi and baat-cheet? These threat warnings, alerti...
by dipak
17 Aug 2009 15:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 776271

Re: LCA news and discussion

GTRE can build some engine with some thrust. But asking it to compete with the likes of GE or Snecma or Honeywell doesn't seem fair. It is like asking why Infosys despite decades of experience in IT not able to compete with Cisco in networking or Oracle in DB or Intel in microprocessor or Apple/Mic...
by dipak
17 Aug 2009 11:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Vote for the MRCA
Replies: 195
Views: 24713

Re: Vote for the MRCA

Hoping against hope - went for Rafael, though I get a feeling that Superbug is going to win the race.
- Non-US, non-Rusi (no EUMA, risk diversification)
- Decent armament-mix, capable platform
- Single country involved (unlike Eurofighter, too many cooks)
- Dassault loved by IAF (Mirage)
by dipak
16 Aug 2009 16:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Arunachal Pradesh: A separate nation on Google Earth
Replies: 87
Views: 11377

Re: Arunachal Pradesh: A separate nation on Google Earth

Well, if nothing else, stop using Google is definitely in my hands - and I shall stop using it, till Google takes satisfactory action.

And I am sure, each one of us is capable of doing that - at the very least.

Let GOI and whoever, do their whatever.
by dipak
12 Aug 2009 11:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 986427

Re: China Military Watch

Prem wrote:
dipak wrote:China should break up India: Chinese strategist

Sounds some TSPian wrote it masquerading as Chinese source.
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India should send big Tribute to this scholar , Vicco Vajardanti and bundle of Neem Datun. China remains ignorant of India and Indians.

:)
by dipak
10 Aug 2009 12:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 986427

Re: China Military Watch

China should break up India: Chinese strategist Sounds some TSPian wrote it masquerading as Chinese source. 'If China takes a little action, the so-called Great Indian Federation can be broken up' (Zhong Guo Zhan Lue Gang, http://www.iiss.cn, Chinese, August 8, 2009). According to the article, if I...
by dipak
26 Jul 2009 09:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 163098

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

One - hour to go! :)
by dipak
06 Jul 2009 13:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 283
Views: 11992

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

Any rational observer can see that the Pakistan's descent into chaos has accelerated since the Mumbai Massacre. True, the GOI is viewed as cowards, wimps, incompetents and worse by the cognoscenti because they didn't take the bait and send a few divisions to slaughter some expendible mujahdeen (whi...
by dipak
06 Jul 2009 13:20
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 360621

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

can some one please explain the new tax structure, also why money only for IIT, NIIT, don;t we need AIIMS like hospitals all over India , we should have many of them. Very true. IIRC, there was some announcement last year regarding establishing AIIMS like hospitals all over India - however, its not...
by dipak
06 Jul 2009 13:15
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 360621

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

Defence Budget Raised by 34%

In Budget 2009, the defence services have been allocated Rs 1,41,703 crore (Rs 1,417.03 billion) for 2009-10, a 34 per cent hike from 2008-09 budgetary allocation of Rs 1,05,600 crore (Rs 1,056 billion).


Impressive hike - good times ahead for Indian defense.

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