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by wig
18 Oct 2009 16:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1503
Views: 230538

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

there has never been any substitutue for hard work and innovations. the gulf countries that invested, "wisely" are now realising; how debt can be inflated away, by their best friends in the west!
given time, the west will inflate all the debt away!
by wig
16 Oct 2009 21:01
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 363600

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

Total GDP of Switzerland ~350 Billions Total Assets & Liabilities of UBS bank = ~1900 Billions with ~600 billion as deposits Total Assets & Liabilities of Credit Suisse ~1100 Billions with ~400 billion as deposits However deposits from tax-dodging Indians amount from $500 billion to $1900 b...
by wig
10 Oct 2009 07:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1503
Views: 230538

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

i wonder what is the latest on the oil reserves that are claimed to be under the deccan traps by the Indian Inst of Petroleum,
the news item is dated from 2005. is anybody aware of any progress?
by wig
08 Oct 2009 15:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Quick Clot Kits For Jawans - 1st Round Donations Delivered!!
Replies: 347
Views: 46999

Re: Buying Quick Clot Kits For Our Jawans - A Humble Proposal

God Bless you all!
on a more mundane note could we some photographs of the great occasion?
by wig
01 Oct 2009 18:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 993113

Re: China Military Watch

i dont know if you are aware that they have a few empty chairs always in their parliament... these seats are for reps from Taiwan when taiwan will become a part of china eventually. compare this with our stand on kashmir which we claim to be integral part of India. If I was an India ( in chinese mo...
by wig
18 Sep 2009 13:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: ***** BR MUMBAI MEET**** aka CONSTANT PEG
Replies: 52
Views: 6456

Re: ***** BR MUMBAI MEET**** aka CONSTANT PEG

gagan has a point.
maybe you lucky guys can post some photographs of the bombay meet for the rest
cheers
by wig
17 Sep 2009 09:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 713842

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

[quote="Austin"][quote="Avinash R"]^But "Abdul" cant use the missiles or bombs without asking "Mao". Remember the news of "joint control" of pakistani nukes with china soon after bush went for a picnic in afghanistan and wanted to prevent pakistani n...
by wig
17 Sep 2009 09:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 713842

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

First, after the TN test, its shaft remained totally undamaged: if the fusion stage had worked, the shaft would have been totally destroyed. Secondly, the A-frame sitting astride the mouth of the shaft, with winches to lower and raise personnel, materials and so on, also remained completely intact....
by wig
15 Sep 2009 08:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 169752

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

could some of the experts clarify: a neutron bomb is a further derivation of a thermonuclear bomb. herein fusion is started without the fission reaction trigger. if yes, the fusion will be initiated by some non nuclear explosive/implosive.
by wig
11 Sep 2009 22:09
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 363600

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

Should we have a separate thread on the new proposed Direct Taxes Code Bill 2009 which will radically transform the way we pay our taxes? Have a question on the way it will work: It proposes a Exempt - Exempt - Tax model for most cases ... currently National Savings Certificates are exempt, but won...
by wig
11 Sep 2009 21:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 582553

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Re Rafail, I say we don't need another demonstration of its capabilities after we got one from the French during Kargil over Karachi. Boy was it impressive! wikipedia has a write up on charles de gaule, the French Navy's aircraft carrier. it suggests that rafales from the carrier performed combat a...
by wig
08 Sep 2009 21:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Former BSF jawan in need of help
Replies: 74
Views: 10573

Re: Former BSF jawan in need of help

in india you will need to do the following: 1. draft a trust deed and register it with the local (jurisdictional) sub-judge ( the purpose must be charitable and for the general good - "releif of the poor, education, medical relief, preservation of environment, monuments etc and advancement of a...
by wig
08 Sep 2009 09:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 511116

Re: PRC Economy News and Discussions

my apologies katare ji. i do seem to have confused the issue. what i am trying to drive at is that china simply lacks the skilled professionals in accounting/ legal/ managerial areas of specialisation. such manpower is not going to be available very rapidly to the chinese. western: yes i dwelt on th...
by wig
07 Sep 2009 19:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 511116

Re: PRC Economy News and Discussions

one more matter of passing interest. the us federal reserve bank ( fed) is doing what banks and governments do. exercising the principle of sovereignity over all it surveys. it is printing money. now i am sure brf regulars know who owns what must be the biggest reserve of us currency/ treasury etc.!...
by wig
07 Sep 2009 18:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 511116

Re: PRC Economy News and Discussions

there are certain aspects of the chinese economy that bear repetition. my apologies if the brf folks are aware and i am repeating them. but please bear with me. 1. industrial growth needs a very strong managerial/ legal and accounting framework. 2. this is vital for modern capital and commodity mark...
by wig
07 Sep 2009 18:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 887519

Re: Indian Army Discussion

john snow, thanks for posting the tribune article on Major Rathore. i don,t know how i missed it. May the Lord God grant eternal peace to the departed soul ad strength to those who remain to bear with the numbing loss.
by wig
05 Sep 2009 15:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Poll: Pokhran II not fully successful - The way ahead
Replies: 51
Views: 6506

Re: Poll: Pokhran II not fully successful - The way ahead

testing is now not so essential for deterrence. our not quite friendly neighbours; including the non state actor gentlemen, are aware that even a limited number of well placed fission weapons will guarantee mutually assured destruction. testing is reqired because of the research related spin offs. i...
by wig
01 Sep 2009 21:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 713842

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

this is offtrack but still vital. with regards to weapons systems we need to equip our forces with the very best equipment/ weapons wise, be it a submarine, airplane or rifle. and the numbers need to be adequate to cover for losses in war and deter potential enemies from misadventures. the sums spen...
by wig
30 Aug 2009 19:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 154783

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

darshann ji i think that even a nuclear blast at low level will generate massive electromagnetic disturbances in the vicinity. they will be adequate to disrupt most electic or electronic equipment in the area. the low height will limit the radius of the effects of the electromagnetic pulse, The radi...
by wig
30 Aug 2009 18:09
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 154783

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

regarding destroying cities, in the 21 century even in India a small nuclear device should be quite adequate. the elctromagnetic pulse will render mostl modern telecommunication networks inoperable. TV, cable, radio transmission will cease and will require quite some time before restoration. Banking...
by wig
29 Aug 2009 17:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 314238

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

sad to see chandrayaan one lose contact.
but i am sure the lessons learnt will ensure that the next iteration will perform better.
nothing is perfect, but every step will take us higher!
by wig
29 Aug 2009 17:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 119091

Re: A look back at the partition

ramana wrote:I think we need to write a BRF book on Partition.

ramana Ji,
i think that is a wonderful idea. i am not sure of how i can contribute, but still i would like to be of help.
maybe if could sketch out a roadmap of the steps to be taken i could see where i can be of use.
or am i talking too much?
by wig
29 Aug 2009 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Surrendered Militants in COIN Ops
Replies: 55
Views: 8054

Re: Discussion on Ikhwani Brigade

this is too interesting a thread to be summarily ib4tled! the ikhwanis represent one of the very crucial aspects of the kashmir imbroglio. the indian government in 1989 to 1991 or so was sufferring reverses in kashmir. most of the kashmiri pundits were driven out ( ethno-religious cleansing) the inc...
by wig
28 Aug 2009 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Discussion on Jaswant Singh's book on Jinnah
Replies: 404
Views: 28857

Re: Discussion on Jaswant Singh's book on Jinnah

Insisting that a federal India was the dream of both Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi, former External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh has said that the country would have been "a global power" now had it not been "cut up" to form Pakistan. I am sure that we will be a globa...
by wig
28 Aug 2009 19:30
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 363600

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

with reference to the swiss stand on releasing info on indian money stashed there my take on the issue is that the swiss will not hand over the information very easily to the indians. a) we do not have the clout the americans, or europeans have. b) more importantly the database that the Department o...
by wig
28 Aug 2009 19:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Meet - Delhi
Replies: 58
Views: 5738

Re: BR Meet - Delhi

please inform the time and venue?
i sure hope i can make it to delhi X
by wig
05 Aug 2009 16:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 582553

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

wonderful philip , well written. written for a true affiocinado!
by wig
15 Jul 2009 21:48
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 363600

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

wrt china government investing funds efficiently it raises queries over the sources of funding. we in india generate government funds through taxation direct {income tax (corporation and indv/firm/aop) wealth} and indirect taxes (central excise, customs, service ) states consitituting the union have...
by wig
15 Jul 2009 21:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: What is strategic bombing?
Replies: 149
Views: 17373

Re: What is strategic bombing?

this might be offtrack but please do humour my query; what would be a possible response and directed at whom as per the published Indian Nuclear doctrine if we are hit with a nuclear device (dirty or whatever) by one of the "non state actors" who are in vogue now-a-days! as an aside would ...
by wig
13 Jul 2009 16:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: What is strategic bombing?
Replies: 149
Views: 17373

Re: What is strategic bombing?

bombing precision or carpet with normal bombs will always leave survivors whoe are of an extremely virulent strain of. Till the enemy is not reduced to a very small count it might not be a sensible decision to send in ground troops. We must encourage the enemy to die in the service of its nation. su...
by wig
11 Jul 2009 08:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: What is strategic bombing?
Replies: 149
Views: 17373

Re: What is strategic bombing?

In WW2 the Luftwaffe (German Air force) was lacking in certain aspects during the aerial bombing of Britain. Its Bombers were relatively speaking light. secondly, the fighters of the Luftwaffe by the time they were over Britain were at the end of the tether ( figuratively speaking) they were running...
by wig
10 Jul 2009 10:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: What is strategic bombing?
Replies: 149
Views: 17373

Re: What is strategic bombing?

to me strategic in the above context would mean , bombing carried out that would result in an irreversible weakening of the will of the enemy to engage in war or war like acts. precision bombing is not quite as precise as made out to be. the collateral damage witnessed in the Gulf Wa 1 and 2 and the...
by wig
16 Jun 2009 21:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army Discussion
Replies: 480
Views: 23686

Re: Indian Army Discussion

Ray C Sir, i cannot say much about the powers that be and the respect they have or not for our defence personnel. but in the cities, towns and vast hinterland that really comprises india and where i stay i have always observed that servicemen and now women have commanded tremendous respect, love and...
by wig
16 Jun 2009 21:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 410392

Re: J & K news and discussion

I feel sad that westerners feel confident to advise us on all topics. but when a couple of lac kashmiri pandits were forced out of their homes and hearths -there were very few exceptions - none of these "knowledgeable" westerners raised his voice at ethnic cleansing going on inside india w...
by wig
16 Jun 2009 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Surviving Nuclear War
Replies: 82
Views: 12852

Re: Surviving Nuclear War

the nuclear warfare makes for very interesting reading. in our case the problems might become much more dangerous. 1. there will be a breakdown of law and order - will this lead to flaring up of old antagonisms presently held in check. 2. our health infrastructure is creaky and non existent in many ...
by wig
14 Jun 2009 14:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 410392

Re: J & K news and discussion

the Jk Police has elements that have performed commendably. however that cannot be said of the entire force. i recall reading somewhere of an officer who was instrumental in the fight against pak sponsored terrorism was sidelined by the elected govt in 1996. In 1990-91 when kashmiri pandits had to m...
by wig
24 May 2009 18:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army Discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 148552

Re: Indian Army Discussion

shiv,
thanks for the two articles.
ray c,
thanks for the exposition.
by wig
24 May 2009 08:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army Discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 148552

Re: Indian Army Discussion

ray c sir, it is obvious that the kargil operations by the pa was violative of the 'principles of war'. even a blog by a retired Air Commodore of PAF, one; Tufail, Kaiser (a link from one of the BR forums) says that much. having said that i still fail to appreciate why the pa started the issue. was ...
by wig
21 May 2009 19:41
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 363600

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

dileep ji, products/distillates of crude are not heavily or lightly taxed. taxes are much the same. the costs are fudged. in the sense that only kersosene and lpg are low priced . mostly diesel is less priced and shortfall is made good from petrol. this results in the higher price to the consumer. t...

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