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by Prem Kumar
10 Apr 2019 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3157
Views: 610272

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Its only in our defence procurement do we invest billions, produce cutting edge products and procure in single digits! Like setting up a robotic manufacturing assembly line, making 2 Teslas and shutting the factory down, even though the product is a huge hit! Someone should tweet to Nirmala Seethara...
by Prem Kumar
10 Apr 2019 09:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115137

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Very interesting!

Our investments in deep space, tracking quasars/pulsars, sun's corona etc will all produce technologies that can be re-used. Enable deep-dekho across the EM spectrum
by Prem Kumar
10 Apr 2019 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115137

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Correct. So, quite possibly, resolution in scan mode is not great but in a track mode, smaller objects can be tracked. When Khan claims he is tracking centimeter sized debris of ASAT kill, he is probably operating in track mode, because he knows where to look. In scan mode, perhaps things can get in...
by Prem Kumar
10 Apr 2019 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115137

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I was also intrigued by the EOvideo grab of the ASAT missile knocking out Microsat. This is the other video grab - not the IIR image taken from the ASAT missile itself. Where was this EO camera positioned? If its from the ground, that's an impressive zoom! Maybe the Cartosat camera was repurposed fo...
by Prem Kumar
10 Apr 2019 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115137

Re: Indian ASAT Test

UB: regarding tracking tiny objects, both Amir Khan and we seem to possess it. Khan was tracking centimeter sized ASAT debris. We also had recently built a BMD radar that can detect small objects from 1000+ Km range. This was used during the ASAT testtoo. Question is: can the tiny objects be detecte...
by Prem Kumar
09 Apr 2019 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115137

Re: Indian ASAT Test

If anything, this proves that even if RISAT was lost to an ASAT, it was not because of surgical strikes. It takes a little preparation to launch an ASAT. The satellite has to be at the right place at the right time. Risat-1 had a 12 day revisit cycle. So, right after surgical strike would be a good...
by Prem Kumar
09 Apr 2019 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115137

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I always had a suspicion the RISAT-1 was a Chinese ASAT sabotage but now I am convinced: 1) Surgical Strike 1.0 on Sept 29, 2016 2) NORAD reports a debris-causing event on Sept 30, 2016 3) In 1 month, RISAT-1 is officially declared dead 4) Our ASAT test took 2 years of preparation. That means the cl...
by Prem Kumar
08 Apr 2019 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3363
Views: 534332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

‘THE SLIP BETWEEN THE CUP AND THE LIP’ https://medium.com/@sameerjoshi73/the-slip-between-the-cup-and-the-lip-9052f1bd7171 All: since Sameer Joshi writes in Medium, lets ensure that we only share the Medium link here, on Twitter/FB etc. Lets not give more clicks to that same article in ThePrint, wh...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3363
Views: 534332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Its not just a slap in the face of Pakistan. Its a slap on State Dept's face. That FP farticle was a huge mistake & embarrassment for the U.S. Their double-speak & internal squabbles stand exposed. I am waiting for an official statement from the State Dept that the FP journalist was a non-st...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3363
Views: 534332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Point out that U.S is a divided house & their own President doesn't trust their media. NORAD doesn't trust NASA. WH doesn't trust the deep state Wow - didn't think I'd be proved right so soon! Pentagon just came out with a statement that its unaware of any F-16 counting exercise :rotfl: :rotfl:...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3363
Views: 534332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

The IAF has done its job of taking the war to the enemy. Its the job of media and MEA to do the same. In this case, the U.S did something stupid by identifying themselves as the enemy via their FP farticle. That's what pressure does to you. That's what being a divided-house does to you. So, no point...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115137

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Even discounting the racism (which certainly exists), U.S is reacting to a change in the equilibrium. MMS was happy with maintaining the equilibrium a.k.a. self-castration. Modi has disrupted it, be it surgical strikes or ASAT. U.S is going through its 5 stages of grief before they accept the new no...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3363
Views: 534332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

If the GOI wants to play the psy-ops game, all it needs to do is have Rajat Pandit say something like the following, quoting a highly placed MEA official We don't respond to half baked articles quoting unnamed sources. We believe that the U.S State Dept and White House don't see eye to eye on this i...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3363
Views: 534332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I hope the GOI gloves come off vis--vis the U.S. IMO, it should have come off the moment Pakis used F-16s and Amraams to attack India. We should've publicly chastised the U.S for arming a terrorist state. Also made it clear that Indo-U.S defence cooperation cannot continue if they arm Pakistan. I th...
by Prem Kumar
06 Apr 2019 00:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788499

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Radio Pakistan: Pakistan has decided to release 360 Indian prisoners on humanitarian basis upon completion of their sentences, from next Monday (08 April). Translation: 1) Another terror attack coming, in interior India, away from LoC 2) Will be executed by locals 3) JeM or LeT will *not* claim res...
by Prem Kumar
05 Apr 2019 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3363
Views: 534332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

In other news, U.S State Department also counted the Amraams ......
by Prem Kumar
04 Apr 2019 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4088
Views: 879954

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

TOI report has some interesting nuggets: 1) Cartosat 3 resolution is 20 cm (Cartosat-2 was 50 cm) - both very impressive numbers 2) Risat-2 series is lighter and has a 1m resolution 3) Gisat series will be multi-spectral (visible, near-infrared & thermal) - with a 50m - 1.5Km resolution 4) Gsat-...
by Prem Kumar
04 Apr 2019 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2076
Views: 549592

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

IMO, the strategic priorities (missiles) for Modi Sarkar 2.0 are: 1) K5 SLBM targeting all of China 2) Test TN weapons & other fission weapons till we have proven, light-weight, megatonnage designs and have enough data for LIF simulation 3) MIRV/MARV on Agni-6 or even Agni-5A 4) 10K range on Agn...
by Prem Kumar
03 Apr 2019 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3363
Views: 534332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Adding to Karan's list: 1) 1000s of Garudas, Saaw & Garuthmas: don't look for unobtanium & hundreds of hot weather/cold weather trials. If the darn thing works (which looks like it does), just induct it 2) Its not just the MOD/MOF. The IAF needs to wake up and change its attitude towards des...
by Prem Kumar
03 Apr 2019 08:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4088
Views: 879954

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Great news! About time too. Happy that ISRO has discarded the unnecessary "we are civilian onlee" tag.

Hope Modi 2.0 comes back in May and we see a doubling down on this. If Congress comes back, we can expect them to delay/deny these plans - as a CBM to Pakistan
by Prem Kumar
02 Apr 2019 00:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458337

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Let them cook in their own juices. I am quite content to point out that the Aryan Invasion of Europe is a well-supported theory but stands in complete contrast to the Indian experience.

AIT is true....for Europe. Not India.
by Prem Kumar
01 Apr 2019 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458337

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

The following link shows what an Aryan Invasion really looks like : 1) Destruction of male DNA lineages 2) Evidence of violence in skeletons in graves 3) Abrupt material culture change 4) Though not mentioned in the article, the ancient river names in Europe are non-IE, while the language is IE Cont...
by Prem Kumar
01 Apr 2019 10:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788499

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Karan M: I echo the thoughts above. It's a tragedy all these years that BRF gyan stayed on BRF. This needs to go mainstream & we now have at least a few nationalistic portals through which knowledge can be disseminated. People are really hungry for this kind of detailed information. Kindly reque...
by Prem Kumar
30 Mar 2019 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115137

Re: Indian ASAT Test

"Let me say clearly it was detected and characterised and reported by Air Force systems," he said. (Disha: In other words, rest assured that we are doing our jobs and by the way can the senators now approve the budget for a pop-corn machine and a beer bar at the base since HBO GOT is comi...
by Prem Kumar
29 Mar 2019 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4088
Views: 879954

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Going by the DefExpo crowd that I saw in Chennai & the general level of curiosity of students in space, the demand for this will be phenomenal. I will gladly pay to go & watch. Imagine the museum having student satellite mock-ups. If kids go on a school-trip, everyone will want to build a sa...
by Prem Kumar
29 Mar 2019 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2076
Views: 549592

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

PM Modi announcing it himself had several reasons: 1) Strategic nature of the weapon tested & demonstrates India's seriousness about this issue. We don't know what hanky-panky China was attempting post-Balakot. So, a message had to be sent to Xi from the big man himself. 2) Rallying the U.S behi...
by Prem Kumar
27 Mar 2019 23:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458337

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Absolutely!

The West has a history of such lies. Recent example: renaming Vipassana as "Mindfulness Meditation". Future papers will all refer to the word "Mindfulness" and credit it to Jon-Kabat Zinn, completely hiding the Indian origins.

Same modus operandi with Steppe-DNA
by Prem Kumar
27 Mar 2019 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458337

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Rudradev: thanks for the summary! I listened to the Anand Ranganathan panel. Very good stuff & I hope more of this happens. The pro-Indic scientists & Indologists need more such forums for their voices to be heard. Totally looking forward to Dr. Niraj Rai's paper. However, if his paper revea...
by Prem Kumar
27 Mar 2019 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458337

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Very interesting, Siqir! Sanjeev Sanyal makes a very important point: Gangetic Plains had a thriving civilization contemporaneous with Saraswati Sindhu civilization. The Saraswati Sindhu people moved towards Ganga after Saraswati dried up, but they weren't moving into an uninhabited area. Per Talage...
by Prem Kumar
27 Mar 2019 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3363
Views: 534332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I would take anything that Coupta says with a bottle of salt. He is a shameless liar. He has a pre-decided agenda and will selectively report half-truths mixed with lies to serve that agenda. How many of the "facts" in the above article are: 1) Truths 2) Half-truths 3) Lies ....is somethin...
by Prem Kumar
27 Mar 2019 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2076
Views: 549592

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Maybe I am missing something. But wasn't Sofradir for Nag/Helina just an interim solution? We have reports of trials with indigenous seeker mentioned above in this very page.

So, what is this thing about imported seekers for Nag/Helina?
by Prem Kumar
16 Mar 2019 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3363
Views: 534332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Why do short range AAMs have to be IIR? Any reason why a radar seeker won't work?
by Prem Kumar
16 Mar 2019 13:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788499

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Did we take out an ammo dump, Brahmos or otherwise?
by Prem Kumar
16 Mar 2019 13:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788499

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

RD Ji: my thoughts exactly! I had posted on one of the threads a while ago that India is more likely to fight a Two front sub-conventional war than a two-front conventional war. What we have shown is the capability to do exactly that, not just militarily but also diplomatically. Manjgu: we don't kno...
by Prem Kumar
16 Mar 2019 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4088
Views: 879954

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Pardon my ignorance, but I thought satellites, if they are launched at multiple orbits, would be launched at increasing altitudes. But per the report above, the highest altitude launch happens first and the 3rd orbit is the lowest one. Is this how it happens normally? P.S. Great to know the urgency ...
by Prem Kumar
15 Mar 2019 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2076
Views: 549592

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Tarmak has 2 videos: day launch & night launch. In the videos, its clear that there is an initial booster to get the missile to clear the launch tube, followed by the main booster. For the initial boost, we can see a smaller flame in the musharraf, compared to the main booster. In the daytime la...
by Prem Kumar
13 Mar 2019 21:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788499

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I like khan logic. MA being thrown under the bus may have been communicated to Pakis by the Chinese. Could be the reason for their "he is very sick" claim. They can drag this along for a couple of months (LS 2019) and either quietly stop talking about him (if Modi loses) or declare him dea...
by Prem Kumar
13 Mar 2019 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3363
Views: 534332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

UlanBatori wrote:In the absence of IAF confirmation, I HAVE to ask why BRF postors keep parroting the Paki line that they shot the MiG down


Wogay. I am happy with this theory. Sounds plausible.
by Prem Kumar
13 Mar 2019 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3363
Views: 534332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

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