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by Varoon Shekhar
24 Aug 2019 02:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982274

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

I remember reading that a spacesuit was already made several years ago. Maybe they want more, or to try a different kind?
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Aug 2019 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304802

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Is that correct, about the recent pictures coming from the Vikram lander? The lander is not described as having an optical camera. It has 3 other type paylods. Do they mean the Orbiter?
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Aug 2019 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304802

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

https://www.isro.gov.in/update/22-aug-2 ... 19-1903-ut

Nice first pic of the moon taken by Chandrayaan-2
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Aug 2019 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304802

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Excellent performance so far! Accuracy is wonderful. Is there any reason that more pics haven't been released after those very fine ones about 10 days ago? Oh well, we'll see plenty in the months ahead!
by Varoon Shekhar
20 Aug 2019 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3944
Views: 714026

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

BIG: A Pakistani commando who was behind the capture of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman when his IAF jet crashed in Pakistani territory in February this year, and had reportedly tortured the IAF pilot, has been killed in firing by Indian forces along the Line of Control. According to reports, A...
by Varoon Shekhar
20 Aug 2019 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304802

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

juvva wrote:114 km x 18072 km -achieved
vs
118 km x 18078 km -planned

WOW !!!!!


Right on. Highly impressive and encouraging.
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Aug 2019 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3632
Views: 631059

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

That programme was lousy, and the host was generally not sympathetic, though not hostile either, to India. Yah that Pakistani was horrendous. The Kashmiri lady was totally oblivious to the Kashmiri Hindus, to Ladakh, and to cross border and domestic Islamist terror.
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Aug 2019 03:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982274

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

Just to clear up for lay people like myself :) - there is no perigee and apogee with Chandrayaan-2 at this time, right? It is headed straight for the moon. Then there is the 'lunar capture', which leads to a new set of perigees and apogees around the moon, until it sets in at a more or less 100km or...
by Varoon Shekhar
15 Aug 2019 03:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3632
Views: 631059

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Surprised no one has mentioned MSN news as among the outlets that repeatedly display anti-India articles or negative India news. On J&K, they appear like they are egging Imran Khan on, when they feature his quote "We will fight India to the end" . This is not even an article questionin...
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Aug 2019 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3632
Views: 631059

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^
Reports of MHA banning 5 Twitter handles, related of course to reporting and commenting on J&K.
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Aug 2019 19:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 25928

Re: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019

Nice map of J&K! I was just wondering, in that bottom south-east section bordering Tibet/China, is that all under Indian administration? I recall seeing some maps with a small section being shown as Chinese territory. https://www.mapsofindia.com/my-india/india/maps-of-the-union-territories-of-ja...
by Varoon Shekhar
07 Aug 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2854
Views: 810954

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

"While India's arms/tech dealings with Israel is moderated, it is completely blacked out in case with russians" The problem with remarks like this, is that it can easily become a weapon in the hands of India opponents and critics( including within India) who look out for any info that ques...
by Varoon Shekhar
07 Aug 2019 02:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: RIP - Sushma Swaraj ji
Replies: 54
Views: 4853

Re: RIP - Sushma Swaraj ji

Didn't expect it at all. Very bad news. RIP
by Varoon Shekhar
30 Jul 2019 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982274

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

Dr Sivan clearly mentioned that they will test the SSLV only after Chandrayaan's touch down on the moon. Probabaly enough human resources need to be diverted to Chandrayaan that SSL:V launch took a backburner. That's curious. ISRO is pretty large, with many projects and missions going on simultaneo...
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Jul 2019 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304802

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Aditya is scheduled to be launched next year, before Shukrayaan, I'm pretty sure :)
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Jul 2019 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304802

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Just slightly. Let's see what happens when GSAT-20 is put up in Sep. The C-25 cryo engine performance will be an important step when going to the HLV. Is that September launch more or less on course? Another Mark 3 launch within 2 months, awesome. Wish there was no mention of 'underperformance' of ...
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Jul 2019 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304802

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Excellent, congrats ISRO! Looking now to see validation of new 800 N LAM as it performs manoeuvers over the next few weeks. Evidently, the 800 N LAM( as opposed to the 440N LAM used all these years) is not such a big deal for ISRO, for me it is though :) And for communication to be sustained.
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Jul 2019 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982274

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

By Arun Ram of Chennai https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/chennaitalkies/such-a-long-journey-jingoism-may-propel-politicians-to-power-it-wont-help-chandrayaan-2-lift-off/ Sour, more negative than positive. Seems to be very impatient with the progress of the cryogenic engine, forgets that the ...
by Varoon Shekhar
14 Jul 2019 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304802

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Nice to be in India at this very important and exciting event! Watching all the TV channels while staying at the Grand by GRT hotels, you can feel the buzz. Hope all goes well! I'm even a bit apprehensive about the huge weight of the composite payload, 3.8 tonnes :oops: that's the heaviest object ev...
by Varoon Shekhar
26 Jun 2019 00:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 866571

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Too bad for those 'ordinary people'. Where is the popular groundswell of opposition to Pakistan's terror policies, including sheltering some of the world's worst terrorists?
by Varoon Shekhar
26 Jun 2019 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4358
Views: 287065

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Hey was this news missed? Remember that the 2 reactors at Kakrapar suffered coolant channel leaks, causing them to be shutdown. Kakrapar-2 has been operational again since Sept /2018 after the replacement of its coolant channels. Kakrapar-1 should be up and running soon.( edit: Kakrapar-1 has attain...
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Jun 2019 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982274

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

"Examples are them not planning to do an unmanned orbital test flight before the actual manned flight..." There are two or three unmanned flights of the space capsule before the manned one. From WIKI: Following two uncrewed flight demonstrations of the spacecraft, a crewed Gaganyaan is sla...
by Varoon Shekhar
17 Jun 2019 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 637280

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

"There was a terrorist attack that killed 5 CRPF officers in Anantnag market - 2 days ago!!! Where is the R-D-Grrrr about that pls?" Yes, and there has been another one today in Pulwama. And there may have been a second one in Anantnag where a major lost his life. Or this could be referrin...
by Varoon Shekhar
16 Jun 2019 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 542
Views: 467669

Re: India-Myanmar news and discussion

The Nscn terrorists were also responsible for the slaughter of 11 people in Arunachal Pradesh, including an MLA and his son. The joint operation with Myanmar should have eliminated some of those scum
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Jun 2019 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2854
Views: 810954

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Just to be clear, is this scramjet from DRDO totally distinct from what ISRO tested in August/2016? With separate teams, designs et al?
by Varoon Shekhar
10 Jun 2019 20:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 866571

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I'll probably regret mentioning this- but I was so outraged and disgusted yesterday while scanning the NY Times over the past one week. Pankaj Mishra( what a shocker) wrote a typical negative, derogatory, sour pus article about Narendra Modi's election win. Bad as it was, the remarks about Balakot r...
by Varoon Shekhar
03 Jun 2019 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369117

Re: Military Flight Safety

Hope that there are at least some survivors, that someone got out.
by Varoon Shekhar
03 Jun 2019 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369117

Re: Military Flight Safety

This is the fourth military air crash/incident in AP that i can remember offhand. The first one was with a defense official with the last name "Somu", then a bad one in 2011( where 6 of the 23 people survived) the Oct 2017 one that was caught on film, and now this. Just hoping for the best...
by Varoon Shekhar
03 Jun 2019 07:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 866571

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

India and Indians shouldn't concern themselves with why Pakistan didn't do this or that. Just defend the borders and punish them across the border when necessary or possible. And be prepared for any responses, needless to say. JMTC
by Varoon Shekhar
29 May 2019 01:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 866571

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Some of these commentators- Vishu Som, Rahul Bedi, Ajai Shukla, John Cherian, Praveen Sawhney et al, are stirring the pot, enfant terrible/devil's advocate, motivated, perfectionists, or simply anti-Indian. Sawhney never has anything nice to say about anything Indian.
by Varoon Shekhar
28 May 2019 22:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 728
Views: 160469

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

They have evidently given photographic evidence. Will post link later. It's from the latest Hindu newspaper
by Varoon Shekhar
25 May 2019 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982274

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

^ Was the hydrogen storage tank produced by Jindal or by the Indian unit of an Italian(?) MNC called VRV? Largest liquid Hydrogen storage tank flagged off CHITTOOR: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Secretary, DOS & Chairman, Dr. K Sivan, flagged off the shipment of India’s largest liqui...
by Varoon Shekhar
22 May 2019 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4830
Views: 649773

Re: Internal Security Watch

Then the 'squeeze' from the Myanmar border to within the NE should be effective against the NSCN.

Absolute rubbish movement, with no redeeming humanistic values to it. Kill people if they vote, oppose you, represent the 'state' in any way, or simply if you don't like their face.
by Varoon Shekhar
22 May 2019 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4830
Views: 649773

Re: Internal Security Watch

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/st ... iju/330759

Good. This news and the terror incident which preceded it, should be front and centre everywhere in India.
by Varoon Shekhar
22 May 2019 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982274

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

Nice job, ISRO. Is the X-band SAR made in India. More than 100 sub-systems were developed by ISRO with the help of domestic industry.
by Varoon Shekhar
22 May 2019 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4830
Views: 649773

Re: Internal Security Watch

Still, no less sickening. Elected MLA's and their entourage getting slaughtered. And for what?
by Varoon Shekhar
21 May 2019 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4830
Views: 649773

Re: Internal Security Watch

And these people are not even native Arunachalis( or is this mistaken). It's a Naga group. What the hell are they doing in AP? This is an attack on democracy, besides being an horrific act of violence. Will the Indian media stop moronically talking about Godse and Gandhi, and give its attention to t...

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