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by dipak
31 Aug 2011 01:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Alert! a paki owned 'Indian' defense forum, please read
Replies: 461
Views: 63066

Re: Alert! a paki owned 'Indian' defense forum, please read

Also notice that the 'signature' section and other sections are filled with similar ink - or may be the same pen. Its highly unlikely that the similar (or same?) pen been used to fill the sections of the front page and also the signature section in a real passport. Since, in the handwritten passport...
by dipak
26 May 2011 14:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 714744

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

INS Arimardan
by dipak
20 Apr 2011 10:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 615084

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Yes ..the mission director was quite young for leading such an important project.
Its heartening to see the future of space exploration is bright.

And, I am not sure if UPA Chairperson is even aware that today there is such a launch due and she is being congratulated!
by dipak
07 Apr 2011 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 448
Views: 85482

Re: Military Humor and related

^^ Poor GE ..very funny!
by dipak
04 Mar 2011 01:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 671167

Re: LCA News and Discussions

One reason could be the past experience PSU's are not known for there consistent quality That's fair. However, this lack of good quality etc, did not stop IN from getting it what it required ..by working closely with them instead of being in lamenting mode. Why IAF couldn't emulate the same? The an...
by dipak
03 Mar 2011 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Begining Of The End: Story
Replies: 300
Views: 67684

Re: Begining Of The End: Story

Come on Jamwal ...time for the next dose!
by dipak
03 Mar 2011 14:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 671167

Re: LCA News and Discussions

No one denies the faults, problems or areas of improvements those are there in desi maal. Its the attitude and double standards of the armed forces with regards to desi vs. foreign maal, which gets the goat. And the trend is identical if you replace LCA and IAF to Arjun and IA. For firangi maal - th...
by dipak
09 Feb 2011 14:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 887927

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Pratyush wrote:Now what was the name of the DDM who was gong hammer and tongs against BRF about Agoni MIRV config. All the while sullying the good name of Harry and Arun.

Would love to have some one shove this down his throat.


Chorgupta?
by dipak
02 Feb 2011 15:46
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategy guru K Subrahmanyam passes away
Replies: 235
Views: 29076

Re: Strategic guru K Subrahmanyam passes away

RIP Sir, hope your legacy remains intact and carried over by able minds.
by dipak
24 Jan 2011 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Begining Of The End: Story
Replies: 300
Views: 67684

Re: Begining Of The End: Story

Good going Jamwal sahab ...keep it coming!
by dipak
06 Dec 2010 12:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Strategies to uncorrupt India
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: Strategies to uncorrupt India

Jitonet mian - only this much strategy, in barely 3 lines? If you are really serious while starting a thread, lot more effort is expected. That way, I appreciate Rahul Mehta, whether we agree with him or not, he single-mindedly pursues his thoughts and ideas, posing him a sincere candidate in his ar...
by dipak
05 Dec 2010 02:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 238021

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

RajeshA ji, if you don't mind - me too. Thanks!

[edited - removed email]
by dipak
22 Nov 2010 13:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2-G scam poll
Replies: 24
Views: 1645

Re: 2-G scam poll

I voted for "Everyone will escape, affair will die down, system and govt stays". All drama seems to cut some figures to size, grown too big for the shoe. Things got elongated because, unexpectedly after long time BJP smell blood and clutch this issue with both hands to avoid being further ...
by dipak
19 Oct 2010 14:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 90275

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

unarayanadas wrote:May I request all of you who have blogsites / websites to post the text of the online petition with a link to it and canvass for signatures?

ONLINE PETITION TO NDTV AGAINST BLATANT ANTI-HINDU COVERAGE.


Signed the petition yesterday. Also linked to this blog
by dipak
13 Oct 2010 12:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 90275

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

I testify that I read discussion some where about a book by an author I don't remember about Muslim invaders treating Hindus well and giving them laddus so it is not correct to say Muslim invaders destroyed temple. Although I'm not a historian, I can say when Muslim invaders came with flowers it wa...
by dipak
12 Oct 2010 15:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 90275

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

Lot of painstaking work done by Chaanakya and Prasad - kudos to them! (Of course, Hon' Judges are the real heroes) The landmark judgment has a similarity of climategate - a la Pachauri. This can pave the way in future for another gate - Ayodhyagate or Eminent_Historian.gate, or secular-historygate ....
by dipak
17 May 2010 09:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 724556

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

India successfully test-fires Agni II missile

India [ Images ] on Monday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-II missile intermediate range ballistic missile, with a range of 2000 kms, from the Wheelers Island off Orissa coast.
by dipak
20 Apr 2010 13:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 480439

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

But coming back to the question , yes if IA did formulate the GSQR and persisted with it and DRDO did built a superior tank and IA now says it does not need it ( again its a unsubstantiated claim ) , then who is responsible for fixing all this mess ? ( if there is indeed a mess lot of assumption on...
by dipak
20 Apr 2010 11:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 480439

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Austin saar - just a question, why should the IA not be questioned if they formulate the GSQR, and later disown the product? Bodhi asked similar questions which you sideline and choose to ignore. For the buck to stop at CCSA, it has to start somewhere - and it starts at IA. So, if T-90 is ordered in...
by dipak
08 Apr 2010 01:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India's Best Option In Afghanistan
Replies: 40
Views: 2844

Re: India's Best Option In Afghanistan

I voted for 1 and 4. IMHO, for India 1 has been better than 2. As I can see it - TSP is in far worse condition today than it was 10 yrs back. I tend to attribute it to US presence. US has an enviable record of destroying the place of their action - be it Vietnam or Iraq. So, the longer Unkil is pres...
by dipak
28 Mar 2010 14:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 724556

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Agni-1 test-fired off Orissa coast India on Sunday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable, short range ballistic missile (SRBM) Agni-1 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from Balasore off Orissa coast. "It was a fantastic mission c...
by dipak
21 Mar 2010 15:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 724556

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Vertical-launch version of BrahMos test-fired

"The missile was launched at 1130 hours today from Indian Navy ship INS Ranvir and it manoeuvred successfully hitting the target ship. It was a perfect hit and a perfect mission," BrahMos aerospace chief A Sivathanu Pillai told PTI.
by dipak
15 Mar 2010 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1916
Views: 390585

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

India's missile defense test fails Though the exact reason behind interceptor missile's failure to take off was yet to be ascertained, preliminary analysis suggested that the target missile might have deviated from its stipulated trajectory, leading to lack of proper coordination, the sources said.
by dipak
07 Mar 2010 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2412
Views: 312540

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Narayana Rao wrote:how to go to this GDF am not finding it anywhere can any one hlep


You have to be logged in if you want to view the GDF. It will not be displayed in general lurking mode (when you browse without login)
by dipak
14 Feb 2010 15:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pune Bomb Blast - 13 Feb 2010
Replies: 463
Views: 44919

Re: Pune Bomb Blast - 13 Feb 2010

My sincere condolences to the bereaved families!

So, we are enlightened now that such attacks cannot be taken as an attack on Pune, forget about India.

So true - why should we be deprived of the pleasures of likes of RR Patil from the scene as was the case on 26/11?
by dipak
17 Jan 2010 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2412
Views: 312540

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Welcome Kedar! And thanks for the excellent material on Maratha war.

Expecting more in future.
by dipak
06 Jan 2010 23:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 31407

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

I have been to Puri Jagannath Temple and I can confirm there is no such checking or verification. The fact is that no one is being checked and verified for their caste etc before entering the temple. And this leaves a clear possibility that few belonging to the so called "Dalit" community,...
by dipak
06 Jan 2010 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2412
Views: 312540

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Thanks Narayana Rao ji, nice and inspiring post.

We need more of such posts. May be of Vijaynagar empire.

Please extend my thanks to Kedar also.
by dipak
29 Dec 2009 11:29
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 21393

Re: RIP B Harry

Any death is a tragic loss of life. But in Harry's case, this is much more than that. What a prodigy and what a talent! Imagine the quality of defense reporting India could see only if he had lived longer. But even at this young age - he will be "survived" by his quality work. My heartfelt...
by dipak
28 Dec 2009 20:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - November 06, 2009
Replies: 2844
Views: 261145

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

^^Great article and analogies above by Sri Irfan Husain. Good read. Far from growing up the packees have been growing down only. And yup, I fully expect someone or the other to point out how such tendencies exist in India also, etc. Of course not! Such tendencies do not exist in India. Not even in ...
by dipak
17 Dec 2009 10:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 888271

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Vipul wrote: Today, as the nation celebrates 'Vijay Diwas', it is worth pondering that General Jacob is not on any official invitation list.Is this how we treat our heroes?

If its true - then really sad.

PS: Saw RayC's post later. Thanks.
by dipak
16 Dec 2009 14:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 598
Views: 62614

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

...one of the hostages who was murdered in cold blood by the terrorists at the Chabad House. The audio recordings which came into my possession documented the discussions between the gunmen and their masters concerning the fate of the hostages, and the outcome was a short burst of gunfire. That mom...
by dipak
10 Dec 2009 11:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: RIP: Sad demise of BRFite Prof. R. Balasubramaniam
Replies: 65
Views: 11398

Re: RIP: Sad demise of BRFite Prof. R. Balasubramaniam

I distinctly remember him for his saltpeter comment in another thread and those words echoed in my ears for long time, that "India exported the saltpeter and, by that had the whole world blown up, including India"!

Sad to note this tragic loss.
May your soul rest in peace!
by dipak
05 Dec 2009 03:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 31407

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

My definition of Indian-subcontinent: India, Sindh, Balochistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Malaysia, Maldives, and Mauritius. RamaY ji, just wondering - Sri Lanka is not in your calculation, or it was just an inadvertent omission! Also, we have close cultural and historical ties ...
by dipak
05 Dec 2009 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 598
Views: 62614

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

Thanks for the translation guys. I put the audio into an audio editor to get sound clips and discoveerd something disturbing. In the exchange described below - I have added in red the words of a desperately frightened woman who cries "Please don't kill me" just before the gunshots are hea...
by dipak
04 Dec 2009 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 598
Views: 62614

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

and he has the full pucca punjabi military english accent... (in my opinion) The way he uses "gonna" and "sabbath" are very American and totally non subcontinental. That guy has IMO lived in America. The manner in which the handler in question speaks urbanized urdu with punjabi ...
by dipak
04 Dec 2009 03:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 598
Views: 62614

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

The point is - the acts of terror planned and conducted at such level, will always be ahead of the curve. There might be and will be many lessons learned from the 26/11. However, what if they take it to another level - even if nuke option might be far-fetched, what about biological or chemical warfa...
by dipak
01 Dec 2009 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 598
Views: 62614

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

SBajwa wrote:These people are 400% pakistani punjabis (musharraf speak) from around the Lahore!!

I second that. The diction and flow quite matches the guys from that area.
by dipak
01 Dec 2009 00:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 31407

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

उत्तरं यत्समुद्रस्य हिमाद्रेश्चैव दक्षिणम् । वर्षं तद् भारतं नाम भारती यत्र संततिः ।। (North of the ocean and south of the snowy mountains The country of Bharat lies and contains his children) Thanks Pulikeshi, for bringing out those beautiful lines! Though, the said region in the verse, from north...

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