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by Manish_Sharma
29 Oct 2009 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

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by Manish_Sharma
29 Oct 2009 05:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

^^Johann regarding this issue of Israel being overstretched due to its finite resources, can something be worked out by India helping? I mean already we're working jointly on ABM, PHALCON + shared boundary with Pakistan. Is there something possible with indian resources with israeli hi-tech weaponer...
by Manish_Sharma
27 Oct 2009 04:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

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NRao I am not a fan - at all - of comparing various nations' nuclear deterrence posture. I know, but sometimes you also have taken the examples of US & RU reducing the size of their nuclear warheads from MT to 300 to 475kt to justify india not going for Bigger Warheads. I also don't see much in ...
by Manish_Sharma
27 Oct 2009 03:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

I see it as suicidal for India to sit back an imagine that a standard minimum deterrence against Pakistan and China will be enough. Not at all. Massive proliferation of Indian nukes within India as well as delivery capability to hit anyone is essential if we are to learn any lessons from history. D...
by Manish_Sharma
25 Oct 2009 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

NRao His argument (since this interview) is that India has "minimum deterrence" of the nuclear doctrine, but does not have the "unacceptable damage" part of the nuclear doctrine. But isn't only: unacceptable damage = minimum deterrance in other words acceptable damage which has b...
by Manish_Sharma
25 Oct 2009 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

{Don't worry about it. thx. Mod.}
by Manish_Sharma
25 Oct 2009 17:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1069832

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^ Sorry :) !!
by Manish_Sharma
25 Oct 2009 16:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1069832

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Well Arihant is not the name of any Tirthankara, Arihant means the one who is a supremely liberated being defeating his inner enemies kaam, krodh, lobh etc. It is from Namokar Mantra of Jainas, which is in the most ancient language called Prakrat(meaning natural) from which Sanskrit (meaning refined...
by Manish_Sharma
24 Oct 2009 08:20
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 115486

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Just came across this article: http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?262331 Ground reality: The site of the Pokhran-II blasts opinion Non-Fissile Doubts One nuclear lie puts our entire strategic decision-making at stake P.K. Iyengar PRINT SHARE COMMENTS What DAE Says •Combined yield of Pokhran-II...
by Manish_Sharma
24 Oct 2009 07:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 856505

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

sunny y wrote:Why India is not a great nation. Must Read....

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?a=jk ... eat_nation

The best article I have ever read, thank you so much for posting this. Such an eyeopener.
by Manish_Sharma
23 Oct 2009 03:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 290685

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Amazing that no book is available on Samudragupta. I would be very grateful if someone guides me towards any literature on Samudragupta.
by Manish_Sharma
22 Oct 2009 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

But Shiv Porkis are hardly in condition to test. Ombaba has sent proposal to cangress for the biggest Aid package ever to any country for porkis. In fact by testing India can create a huge problem for porkis, their hardliners(99% population) will be crying for tests. While if they test they can say...
by Manish_Sharma
22 Oct 2009 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

^^Rien but destruction of porkis will not mean lesser troops tanks etc. maybe the opposite.
by Manish_Sharma
22 Oct 2009 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

But Shiv Porkis are hardly in condition to test. Ombaba has sent proposal to cangress for the biggest Aid package ever to any country for porkis. In fact by testing India can create a huge problem for porkis, their hardliners(99% population) will be crying for tests. While if they test they can say ...
by Manish_Sharma
20 Oct 2009 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

India set a target of producing 10000MW Bijlee by 2000, in '95 MMS cuts the planned budget by whopping 7 times. So target is reduced to 3200MW by 2004. Now the same MMS as PM is even ready to risk his govt. for the sake of nuclear electricity generation. He wants to make nuke generated power the hi...
by Manish_Sharma
20 Oct 2009 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

Now again same MMS becomes PM and gets so interested in india's nuclear energy production that he wants to buy American reactors for billions of dollars. Are you trying to say the purpose of the deal is only to buy American reactors and not Russian or French ones? And what about nuclear fuel agreem...
by Manish_Sharma
20 Oct 2009 06:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

Shiv just finished going through the nti link you provided. Great collection, thank you. Four points stuck me very strongly while going through it: 1. Dr. R. Chidambaram writes the position paper which changes the policy from Rajiv administration position of late 80s that even if nuke power start ne...
by Manish_Sharma
20 Oct 2009 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

negi wrote:Manish Tibbet is home to world's largest glaciers which are sources for most of the Asia's major rivers.There is lot of arid and barren land in mainland China which can be irrigated if some of these rivers can be diverted.


Thanks Negi. :)
by Manish_Sharma
20 Oct 2009 03:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

It only got few thousand square miles of barren land in mountains which may not be of much use. Err, Manish, can I ask you to clarify this a little...are you suggesting that it was no big deal that they were able to take something that was ours or are you saying that losing some barren land is not ...
by Manish_Sharma
19 Oct 2009 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

China got what she wanted in 62 without much fuss ; and it has since then only consolidated its position . Why does it need to nuke India over night and get targeted by the world community ? And again as I said whatever nuisance it needs to instigate in India's backyard it does it via TSP or even M...
by Manish_Sharma
18 Oct 2009 18:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

Rien the way I get it is that you are making 3 points: 1. China can see our missile sites + mobile launchers. 2. In a first strike it can make them useless by hitting with 3 megaton warheaded missiles. Even if the missile lands many kms. away the metal parts of missiles will fry because of EMP thus ...
by Manish_Sharma
17 Oct 2009 18:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

This way the number that comes is 315 warheads + 105(3 warhead MIRVd) Missiles to ensure 80-90% destruction economywise. So 315 warheads for Chipanda +105 Agnis. And around same number for Porkistan, BD & SA. Good diagram. Is these stars to scale or just place holders? Also how many do you expe...
by Manish_Sharma
17 Oct 2009 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

:) Happy Deepawali everyone, I would like to specially mention Bhagwan Mahavir who is the only one known to have realized his enlightenment on Amavasya (No Moon Night) on Deepawali night. Most have become enlightened on Full moon night including Buddha! :)
by Manish_Sharma
17 Oct 2009 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

That is my question: Does the deterrence have to be in the open? I would think it would suffice that each side knows what the other side has. Not think it has. Besides that MS, how about the time when China HAD missiles and MT class nukes and India had nothing? If you prepare the ability to destroy...
by Manish_Sharma
17 Oct 2009 07:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

Thanks :) !
by Manish_Sharma
17 Oct 2009 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

Shiv where can I find these links you have put from nti.org?
by Manish_Sharma
17 Oct 2009 06:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

With a Unity name: Manish Tzu, there is really no need for any armed forces. Perhaps Chinese should take on an Indian name and Indian a Chinese and call it a day. :) These three Enlightened Masters: Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu and Lih Tzu have been my favourites so I took the name. I think they were the ma...
by Manish_Sharma
17 Oct 2009 06:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

Ravi Sharma wrote "Above I have just tried to get an idea of How many missiles/warheads would be needed to send the lizard back economically by 100 years. In this my idea was to hit industrial cities/refineries/ports....." why have you included Taiwan? :eek: O My God! I thought it was Hon...
by Manish_Sharma
17 Oct 2009 06:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

Manish_Sharma, I did not find the word "deter*" in your post. So, your proposal - as you state - is for destruction ONLY. Which is OK, nothing wrong with that. I just saw a program on the History channel - Mega Disasters. Topic: DC is nuked by a 10 Kt suitcase bomb. He extrapolates based ...
by Manish_Sharma
17 Oct 2009 04:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/6462/populationportsindustri.jpg Above I have just tried to get an idea of How many missiles/warheads would be needed to send the lizard back economically by 100 years. In this my idea was to hit industrial cities/refineries/ports. As you can see that A SINGLE YEL...
by Manish_Sharma
16 Oct 2009 16:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 556014

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Poor russians vilified for little for genuine price escalation inspite of giving us nuclear sub tech, helping develop brahmos. Anyway who wants this wimpish peeny nosed weakling engined rafale. Time to to just buy ej200 engine put on LCA and make 20 squadrons of it. Bye bye pathetic delicate rafale ...
by Manish_Sharma
13 Oct 2009 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

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Just assembled this map to get an idea of targets regarding chipanda!
by Manish_Sharma
13 Oct 2009 20:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

Funny that India has the least percentage of GDP on defence among US, China, porkis. Still Clinton tells India to reduce the defence spending. Amazing thing is these two ombaba and clinton both sanctimonious guys are hardly doing anything to lessen the warheads or defence spending of their own count...
by Manish_Sharma
11 Oct 2009 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

Where did I say that we don't have a deterrant?
by Manish_Sharma
11 Oct 2009 04:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

[quote="Avarachan Dismissing the concerns of one's own citizens does not require much courage or philosophical clarity; formulating and executing a strategy to defeat powerful and ruthless enemies, does. It is a mistake to equate the two.[/quote] Its more like how many of the citizens care abou...
by Manish_Sharma
11 Oct 2009 03:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

Sorry Shiv, I should have written in my question: In general terms how does a country makes sure that deterrance does not fail? It is obvious in our case that there is no way MMS govt. is going to test under any sort of pressure. I doubt even ABV govt. or even Advani govt. would have tested in prese...
by Manish_Sharma
10 Oct 2009 16:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4705
Views: 343757

Re: Deterrence

If any nuke is used anywhere, deterrence has failed. Shiv what is the best act a country can do to make sure that deterrance doesnt fail other than: 1. Showing capability i.e. testing warheads, testing accurate and adequate range missiles. 2. Showing political will by acting in a little unpredictab...
by Manish_Sharma
09 Oct 2009 09:08
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 115486

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Ramayji, the world won a fine victory in WW1 and then WW2 over fascists and totalitarians. But did the victors wipe out the fascists/ fascism? No. After 60 million people killed during that period, the world did'nt care to wipe out that doctrine from the face of the planet. Innocents sufered again....

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