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by VikB
27 Mar 2012 22:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2848
Views: 109000

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

Please please read this http://majorlyprofound.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/how-to-become-a-strategic-analyst-like-yours-sachly/ sample "Before the world pressures Pakistan to do more against terrorism, they should realize that Pakistan itself is the biggest victim of terrorism. A key step towards ...
by VikB
02 Mar 2012 10:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 211533

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^^ this article says an 'eventual' range of K4 as 3,500 km. fultoo confusion.
by VikB
09 Feb 2012 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3086
Views: 347012

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

1 more person says that the bird looks ugly and I swear I will have blood on my hands
by VikB
31 Jan 2012 15:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 217540

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Was watching in awe the march past by the paras. A friend, who is ex major from IA told an interesting fact. Indian army only uses salami shastra, baju shastra (as is done by all other marching contingents at Republic day parade - in terms of holding the weapon) but never the kandha shastra. This wa...
by VikB
03 Jan 2012 13:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630216

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

There is no difference between an auto engine and a tank engine. The cylnder are the same. few peripherals and probably the electronics requires tweaking. Big differences in fact! Just look at a 1500hp railway engine in some WDMx in Indian railways vs a 1500hp engine on the tank and compare the siz...
by VikB
03 Jan 2012 11:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630216

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Supr duper great but where are TATAs, Crompton Greaves etc?? Also should one not involve navy also as they would need such engine variants? What about variants of this engine for gen sets, railways, tatra trucks etc A tank engine is a very specialized engine, that is meant to run for only a few 100...
by VikB
28 Dec 2011 10:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 252569

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=394799&catid=40 L&T, Mitsubishi pact Mumbai: Larsen and Toubro today said its shipbuilding arm L&T Shipbuilding will sign a licensing and technological collaboration agreement with Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy I...
by VikB
15 Dec 2011 11:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 211533

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

1. Dhanush page shows photo of two Carnatic vocal singers where underneath it says "dhanush" :D

2. My bad but kindly indulge. where is IIR seeker for Nag being taken from? mean it is not indeginous. Israeli or Russi?
by VikB
03 Nov 2011 18:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 217540

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

^ Their ranks are honourary so no mandatory service. This is a PR exercise from the MOD to entice youth to join the forces. For folks wondering about the Rao couple, please head over to the SF and the Misc pics dhaaga for some past discussions about them and other charlatans. Surya mullah will send...
by VikB
20 Sep 2011 12:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Chacko Joseph's Corner
Replies: 156
Views: 29628

Re: Chacko Joseph's Corner

chackojoseph wrote:^^^^ Thanks I will not forward the email.


Please dont be so sceptical. Err on the side that the message here might be from the genuine person. Do reply using a new email ID, etc so that hacking and all are taken care of. But do reply.
by VikB
26 Aug 2011 13:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434893

Re: Indian Autos Thread

RahulM

Idea of upgrade from motorcycle in advt has already been done.

other points are - not to potray a 'poor man's car' - celebrity endorsement - safety to be stressed

ANy other suggestions by ANYONE.

My wife gave one- it looks small but it is big, so encourage free demo.
by VikB
25 Aug 2011 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4251
Views: 782595

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

State of Pukes reminds me of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Mayhem in all sectors. Though in this case it is Atlas (got) bombed
by VikB
25 Aug 2011 17:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434893

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Rahul M wrote:Vik, can't you send some of the feedback on nano's image to the ears of the powers that be ?


Rahul, can you please list the items that you wud want to put when talking of Nano's image and your suggestions to counter it. I may be able to pass it all thru the chaiwalah to paanwalha route.
by VikB
25 Aug 2011 17:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Alert! a paki owned 'Indian' defense forum, please read
Replies: 444
Views: 68081

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

Cross posting from another thread: by Shiv "China's social peace comes from giving its millions something to do to be useful and earn a living. One look at Pakistan and you get an idea of what happens in a country where you have a hundred million odd people who do not have any education or purp...
by VikB
25 Aug 2011 17:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Alert! a paki owned 'Indian' defense forum, please read
Replies: 444
Views: 68081

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

Can we have a way to capture such classic posts by Shiv :D
by VikB
25 Aug 2011 16:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 976706

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Kersi Boss, you are any budget planners nightmare :D
by VikB
23 Aug 2011 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2447
Views: 420883

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Better still- let us make it as std operation procedure to blast any paki post that directly supports such infiltration. Let us bring some pain to them.
by VikB
23 Aug 2011 13:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 699586

Re: LCA News and Discussions

This is much ado over nothing.

Paanwallah to chaiwaalah news are pimple on dimple types. Moderators- please issue guidelines for no cross questioning to the newswallah.

Too many people having too much time to disect everything. Kindly go to Anna march rather :)
by VikB
18 Aug 2011 17:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434893

Re: Indian Autos Thread

why do they need an auto expo anyway? I mean...people are flocking to New Swift even before details were made public. Indian auto expo is a big waste of time, money and models.... Laholvialkuat. how dare you. none of the 'models' are a waste. there are kadardans like moi who love to check them out ...
by VikB
18 Aug 2011 17:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434893

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Vik, can't you send some of the feedback on nano's image to the ears of the powers that be ? My friends are there but then no one listens to nanha mujhaideen. As I have been told, it is a matter of leadership crisis - serious one. They are under attack from different directions. But have no clue wh...
by VikB
12 Aug 2011 15:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980294

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Shiv - it is not only tough but impossible to hide 'capital' items. ... VikB - this is a "we hope" thing. We hope and assume that the US knows. I personally don't believe it. What is worse is to imagine a scenario in which the US raids Pakistan and grabs an unspecified number of nukes and...
by VikB
12 Aug 2011 15:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434893

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Civic - my father in law and his driver never fail to crib about its low road clearance. the huge steel block hits the even most minor of road pimples. Fiat Linea is better but still is low. Santro wisely has lot of clearance. nano - is an awesome car. Drove it at 90+ when sitting alone. didnt feel ...
by VikB
09 Aug 2011 16:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980294

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Shiv - it is not only tough but impossible to hide 'capital' items. There are only so many places where the missile integeration takes place. There are only so many 'bums' that are manufactured in a ready to use state. Stockpiling fissionable material is a different headache - more from the prolifer...
by VikB
09 Aug 2011 15:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980294

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Austin, it is a far too simplified logic. We have earlier also spoken on the forum about the self preservation instincts of the Paki military leadership. With conventional weapons they will live to fight another day, with use of nukes, all will be lost for them. The OBL episode has shown that Paki l...
by VikB
09 Aug 2011 11:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980294

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

True such Snatch & Grab report is just a non-starter and is sensational journalism. Nuclear Weapons are not OBL sitting at a safe house ready to be grabbed , searching Nuclear weapons in bakistan is like searching needle in a haystack well defended by Paki Army and spread out across many locati...
by VikB
08 Aug 2011 15:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 914745

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Army to test 2 Agni missiles http://ibnlive.in.com/news/army-to-test-2-agni-missiles/173498-60-117.html Our guys are becoming predictable. Testing of two agnis just before the mega agni - huh, we seen enough. We know what is going on. SDREs will test everything on the earlier two and then declare s...
by VikB
08 Aug 2011 15:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 914745

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

habal wrote:low CEP is preferred in say population centres of NWFP, Baluchistan & parts of Sindh.

In Pakjab, low CEP high CEP doesn't matter, just finish all of them.


Can we have a 'like' button only for this comment - FB ishtyle?
by VikB
08 Aug 2011 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 40638

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

TA exam update - Moi gave it yesterday. Got new info on TA. It is as follows - Noone knows anything about how TA works. This included the Major who was on duty at the center at APS Chandigarh - It is like an elephant, everyone thinks he knows what it is. - Exam pattern changed this year vis-a-vs las...
by VikB
04 Aug 2011 22:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 917055

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

^^^ She better be 100% right on this one.

RIP :(
by VikB
03 Aug 2011 12:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434893

Re: Indian Autos Thread

^^Small nitpick.

Tatas and other OEMs dont make the trailers. They make the truck portion called 'horse'.

The trailers are mostly made by smaller private players. Though now many OEMs have started their own trailer-building units yet they are not much
by VikB
01 Aug 2011 18:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1561837

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Some of the photos clicked at Palam IAF museum. Clicked from cell camera. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=39KTCUSR Mig 21 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LS6MCK3A Mig 21 photo on display http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3X7I9Y4T Captured Tank http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G1QUR0P6 Fuel tanks http://www.megaupl...
by VikB
28 Jul 2011 11:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1561837

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^^^Victor. I visited Tawang about 1.5 years ago and saw similar bunkers everywhere. I asked some armymen and they said that these bunkers will be occupied at the time of war. Once or twice a year these are also cleaned up. I went into a few of these. They were in read-to-occupy condition. As per the...
by VikB
28 Jul 2011 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 914745

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^^^ To understand what Rahul is saying, read this http://homepage.mac.com/msb/163x/faqs/nuclear_warfare_101.html http://homepage.mac.com/msb/163x/faqs/nuclear_warfare_102.html http://homepage.mac.com/msb/163x/faqs/nuclear_warfare_103.html This was posted on BR many moons ago. A brilliant analysis (...
by VikB
28 Jul 2011 10:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630216

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Wasnt the engine this time supposed to be Indian?
though I wonder who in India has the capability to manufacture own engine. I guess there was talk of Cummins bringing the 800 HP + engine to India. Any one has connected-dots view?
by VikB
28 Jul 2011 10:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 865599

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The 'violent' part in the ACM's comment sent a wave of pleasure down my spine. Ummmmm. :D
by VikB
26 Jul 2011 14:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4251
Views: 782595

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^^^^ from above

Show-cause notices for 6,830 Chaman-bound containers have been issued for the recovery of Rs13 billion :rotfl:

What are the people living in Chaman known as? any ideas?
by VikB
26 Jul 2011 14:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 914745

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^^ Shrinivasan Please listen to what Aditya has to say. You are surely a prolific contributor but at times it seems you are posting for the sake of it. BR readers will appreciate you more if you collate your thoughts and put them together after due thinking. This I must point out is NOT a blog. It ...
by VikB
23 Jul 2011 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2954
Views: 262078

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

Vikas Raina, you were so right http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/07/23/norway.suspect/index.html A post in Breivik's name on an online forum, Document.no, from December 2009, talks about non-Muslim teenagers being "in an especially precarious situation with regards to being harassed by Islam...
by VikB
23 Jul 2011 18:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2954
Views: 262078

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

Sorry but cant resist. I think this is related to attack in Mumbai http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14259356 At the scene Richard Galpin BBC News, near Utoeya -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A search is going on not just on the island itself, bu...
by VikB
23 Jul 2011 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2954
Views: 262078

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

I was there once. The only thing they think makes them the ultimate in the world is the Nobel prizes. The scukers forget that the money for the prizes has come from selling of arms and ammunition only. And then they give the Nobel peace prize to Obama!! Whoever the terrorist was (report says it is a...

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