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by RoyG
27 Apr 2018 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458408

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

Caravan Mag and Hartosh are habitual liars. So take whatever they say with a pinch of salt. Let the paper come out But "if" what they say is true, then Niraj Rai has done an about-turn. He was a vocal opponent of AIT. But he seems to indicate that there was a Steppe influx post 2600 BCE. ...
by RoyG
27 Apr 2018 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458408

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

Shit will hit fan if this is true: https://www.toonpool.com/user/589/files/when_the_shit_hits_the_fan_321595.jpg Indus Valley people did not have genetic contribution from the steppes: Head of Ancient DNA Lab testing Rakhigarhi samples It wont. The migration came in 2000-1500 BC. These guys were bu...
by RoyG
22 Apr 2018 18:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1145846

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Are they fighting Warsaw pact forces? 3000 Nags. 100,000 APFDS. I think the thought behind this is to enable the Indian Army to stop any armour/ mechanized infantry misadventure by Bakistan in its tracks at the border freeing up assets for our own thrusts. Also, by enabling higher mobility and fire...
by RoyG
20 Apr 2018 00:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1145846

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

India Displays Big Missiles at Defense Show The Indian air force would benefit from adopting the Brahmos-NG, since three of them could be carried by its Su-30MKI multirole fighters, instead of one PJ-10. Besides, the aircraft would be able to land with one or two missiles on wing pylons, whereas la...
by RoyG
19 Apr 2018 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5561
Views: 623358

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

By the way, for those talking about the high cost of Russian spare-parts (a mark-up of 600-800%), it's common for the mark-up from European companies to the U.S. government to be similar. The solution to this issue is for the Indian military-industrial complex to indigenize, as Saurav Jha says ... ...
by RoyG
19 Apr 2018 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4341
Views: 251411

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

India, US to use Russian model for N-plant set-up https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-us-to-use-russian-model-for-n-plant-set-up/articleshow/63807527.cms Contracting for 6 reactors at once with a company just out of bankruptcy is a recipe for disaster. There need to be sovereign guarant...
by RoyG
19 Apr 2018 01:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5561
Views: 623358

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^^ When Russians says that pakistan has launched a crackdown on terror they are truly using a forked tongue. In propagating the Pakistani narrative of its sacrifice and action in the war on terror, they are willfully ignoring its acts of terrorism against India. By assuring its support to pakistan ...
by RoyG
19 Apr 2018 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2272
Views: 270163

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

When Russians says that pakistan has launched a crackdown on terror they are truly using a forked tongue. In propagating the Pakistani narrative of its sacrifice and action in the war on terror, they are willfully ignoring its acts of terrorism against India. By assuring its support to pakistan it ...
by RoyG
11 Apr 2018 18:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458408

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

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UmGBHl8s9hE/WsGbsOeae6I/AAAAAAAAGg0/RzMOzgZF8OomlqDXg8LZj-pm1rSbpvduACLcBGAs/s1600/map.png The Caspian region and trek to Altai Mountain region and perhaps even areas of the Inner Asian Mountain corridor are rich in Uralic language family which borrowed extensively from I...
by RoyG
11 Apr 2018 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458408

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

Good points, Anshuman. I'd forgotten that they'd talked about unpublished data. But I heard that Rakhigarhi paper was several months away, at least. Its interesting to note that K. Thangaraj (who'd be involved in any Rakhigarhi paper) is also a co-author of the Vagheesh paper, though he is not a le...
by RoyG
11 Apr 2018 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 266087

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

We also have moved away from many of the Russian mid and low tactical to other Vendors. talking about going to SPIKE instead of more Kornet. Not buying the next BMP Not considering more Mig-29s Not buying anymore Il-76s or 78s. Its fine. just become comfortable with it They will still have a role t...
by RoyG
11 Apr 2018 06:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5561
Views: 623358

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

ArjunPandit wrote:From no breaking news in public domain, it seems that the Raksha Manti's Russia trip was without any breakthrough in any matters.


whats new?
by RoyG
11 Apr 2018 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458408

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

"This is not going to change. All the evidence is pointing clearly to the arrival of steppe ancestry in India to between 1500-2000BCE. Even if we do find aDNA in the Indus Valley, or indeed in the Deep South, as we state in the paper it is either Iran_N + AASI , or AASI" I'm dubious that ...
by RoyG
10 Apr 2018 01:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1145846

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The S-400s are a top priority.The US is trying to scuttle the same.The Q must be asked why? Answer.All these decades the US has been trying to preserve a balance of power between India and Pak, tx to the pro- Paki US establishment, still existing, to prevent an India military defeat of Pak yet agai...
by RoyG
08 Apr 2018 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458408

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

shiv wrote:Prof SN Balagangadhara (Balu) speaking at Mythic society, Nrupathunga road BLR - 10-30 AM tomorrow (Sunday 8 Apr). Try and be there to listen to this great mind.


Hopefully we can get a recording.
by RoyG
04 Apr 2018 11:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458408

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

Email from Talegeri: The movement and spread of languages or indeed of any cultural features are totally independent of genetic features: 1. All of us speak and write in English (as we are doing at this very moment). Do we have English DNA transmitted into our bodies from the English people who rul...
by RoyG
02 Apr 2018 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458408

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

A_Gupta wrote:RoyG - mac gupta 123 at y a h o o . c o m
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by RoyG
02 Apr 2018 08:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458408

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

What puzzles me most about the paper: These results suggest that the ASI and ANI were both largely unformed at the beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE, and imply that the ASI may have formed in the course of the spread of West Asian domesticates into peninsular India beginning around 3000 BCE (wher...
by RoyG
30 Mar 2018 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 821075

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Swarajya Conversations with Minister of Defence - Nirmala Sitharaman yPJLPxTDlI0 By the end of the interview i wanted to shoot both those jokers. What a waste of opportunity! This was a terrible interview. You can tell they didn't plan this through properly, wasted most of the hr on stupid politica...
by RoyG
29 Mar 2018 22:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 232379

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

IAF wants to induct 201Mark 2 Tejas jets, which will have additional capabilities such as better range than the Mark 1and 1A. “The Mark 2 will have qualities like the Gripen and Mirage fighters and will be called Medium Combat Aircraft instead of LCA,” one of the officials said. Excerpt: "...T...
by RoyG
26 Mar 2018 09:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 108
Views: 23278

Re: India-France news

One thing about France that is not kosher is they spearheaded the invasion of Libya to grab that country's assets along with a band of EU thieves. India should be cautious with any tie ups that do not represent our values. This is how the world works. We are like this also. France can't pull this s...
by RoyG
26 Mar 2018 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458408

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

I have no idea of the goodness of the information. Perhaps someone here knows. http://njsaryablog.blogspot.com/2017/04/kalasha.crescent.html?showComment=1492934949347#c1903145484677389056 I am seeing ASI components in the ancient DNA found outside India. Probably you can shove it in davidski's face...
by RoyG
25 Mar 2018 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458408

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

One more story about this find: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/11/european-genetic-identity-may-stretch-back-36000-years The interesting thing here is that it connects up with what Shrikant Talageriji says here in the Indology video: watch for about 2 minutes from the point I have linked below...
by RoyG
25 Mar 2018 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458408

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

According to Dipankar and some other folks, this is final proof to migration theory.. You are misquoting me. My current position is leaning AMT but with certain degree of ambivalence and certainly with no finality. More evidences are needed needed for that. AMT is irrelevant in the sense that it do...
by RoyG
02 Mar 2018 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1667
Views: 281898

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

I am expecting Pakis to copy the nuke torpedo concept. Rig a longer range conventional torpedo with a nuke. Probably get Chinis involved to develop one. Given that Mumbai is on the coast, it would be quite useful to them. Shallow depth presents a problem for torpedoes. Moreover, detonating even a 5...
by RoyG
02 Mar 2018 09:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 922992

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I think we should combine the two LCA threads.
by RoyG
02 Mar 2018 09:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 232379

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

This could very well be true. That also explains why HAL invited private partnership for manufacturing helicopters. IIRC they were for civilian use. Looks like they feel confident about this Tejas MK 2 order and don't want to spread themselves thin by venturing into civilian helicopter market. They...
by RoyG
09 Feb 2018 08:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 377159

Re: Deterrence

In my view these people simply do not understand how the US plans to spend its currency of power. Comparing US low yield nukes with Pakistan completely misses the point and I have tried to make this point repeatedly. And it has absolutely NOTHING to do with Russia. It is now about NoKo and Iran. (P...
by RoyG
05 Feb 2018 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4010
Views: 636836

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

ArjunPandit wrote:3 jawans martyred in napaki shelling
What stops us from bringing out heavy artillery?


IA is going to light up the border.
by RoyG
04 Feb 2018 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 377159

Re: Deterrence

Why India no longer cares about Pakistan's nuclear threats -- Sushant Sareen. Irrational game That Pakistan has played the "irrational" game for so long by threatening a nuclear attack was something that clearly escaped this unnamed official. Since rationality is a subjective thing, irrat...
by RoyG
03 Feb 2018 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 377159

Re: Deterrence

Now they all are talking like Air Chief Marshal P.K. Mehra (R) at Stanford long ago. - Nuke use is strategic. - Strategic vs. tactical is question of yield. - Indian doctrine has expanded deterrent as it include BCW. -Massive retaliation assures the adversary they won't survive after threshold is c...
by RoyG
27 Jan 2018 06:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458408

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

For a somewhat useful big-picture of what ancient DNA analysis of Y haplogroups tells us, look at this image: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5418327/figure/Fig3/ The image shows distribution of Y haplogroups inferred to be more than 30,000 years old. The dark green blocks are nine Y h...
by RoyG
22 Jan 2018 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 377159

Re: Deterrence

Uphold International Consensus on Nuclear-Test-Ban, Safeguard International Peace and Security ——Statement by H.E. Ambassador Wang Qun, Head of the Chinese Delegation at the 2017 Conference on Facilitating the Entry Into Force of the CTBT 2017/09/23 (New York, 20 September 2017) Mr. President, Plea...
by RoyG
22 Jan 2018 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 377159

Re: Deterrence

China is testing its smaller warhead designs via north korea now Unlike a missile which goes into the sky and its speed and emissions be recorded and analyzed, a n test only gives the yield not the device details... the noko h bomb casing could hige anything I was thinking the same thing. Makes sen...
by RoyG
22 Jan 2018 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 377159

Re: Deterrence

Mark Fitzpatrick: Why China will wait on nuclear test ban ratification Date: 28 October 2013 To understand what lies behind China’s positions on arms-control issues, a roundtable in Beijing with non-government experts was not a bad start. Joining a delegation organised by the UN Association of the ...

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