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by Varoon Shekhar
12 Mar 2018 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3848
Views: 777905

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 258020.cms

Seems there's still thoughts of launching Chandrayaan-2 in April. From yesterday's paper.
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Mar 2018 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4306
Views: 433439

Re: Internal Security Watch

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/bjp-leader-shot-dead-in-jharkhand-capital-118031100667_1.html Yet another BJP leader/worker killed. How many is that in the last 4 years? It's got to be more than all those very publicised 'gau rakshak' lynchings. But it's never cited as an example ...
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Mar 2018 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 69694

Re: Women in Combat

Women should be allowed in the armed forces if they really want to, and if they qualify. But there could be a sickening situation where a female group from one country faces a female regiment in another country, and the two engage in a fierce and brutal battle. That's mainly my issue. War of course ...
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Mar 2018 01:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 818
Views: 80505

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

No, it's not simple minded. It's just not indicative of any mass thinking or group think in Canadian political circles, liberal or conservative. There are, however, some Khalistanis and Moslems( like the writer of the article) who go on these rants and tirades against India and Hindus every now and ...
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Mar 2018 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 818
Views: 80505

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/03/08/obsession-over-trudeaus-india-wardrobe-hid-skeletons-in-modis-closet.html Sorry folks, but look at this, why did the Star take so long? Right wing, fascist, human rights violations, skeletons in Modi's closet etc etc. I have responded on her fa...
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Mar 2018 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4307
Views: 215536

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Once again, on seeing new postings under "Indian Nuclear News..." I thought I was going to read "PFBR, Kalpakkam fully commissioned" !

Alas, no. Any update on the PFBR's completion?
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Mar 2018 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3848
Views: 777905

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.isro.gov.in/observation-of-marine-atmospheric-boundary-layer-mabl-using-risat-1-data Nice that RISAT-1 data is being displayed. The satellite itself is reportedly out of operation, but there must be a wealth of imagery in the 4-5 years that it was working well. RISAT-1A, an almost identi...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Feb 2018 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 818
Views: 80505

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

That's disgusting if true, that Chinese economic influence in Canada is being used to undermine India somewhat. Obviously, there would be no directives to this end, mentioning "Chinese owned real estate", so it's got to be pure pandering.
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Feb 2018 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3848
Views: 777905

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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Prasanna, do you know if there's a good chance that the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission will be launched in April, or with the delays in the other launches, is it more likely for November( which is the next date that a moon mission will be more efficient). Is the April launch off for now?
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Feb 2018 23:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1072039

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

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Thanks Shameek, I was offline for a while, couldn't provide the link. Looks like it's not a 'new' article. But, maybe it hasn't been posted on BR as yet!
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Feb 2018 21:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1072039

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

An absolutely excellent article on Akash missile in rediff.com, by none other than Ajai Shukla! He is known to be lukewarm, at most, to Indian designed and developed products. He's quite gung ho this time.Can't copy and paste it now, but anyone can read it on the site!
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Feb 2018 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3848
Views: 777905

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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Right! The Vikas engine was upgraded by ISRO more than 16 years ago from something like 52 chamber bar pressure to 58 bar pressure. Referring to the engine chamber. Something like that for the C-7.5 engine?
by Varoon Shekhar
20 Feb 2018 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3848
Views: 777905

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

First heard this from Spaceflight Now. Pretty reliable site, am assuming they are accurate. Another site Spaceflight.com, a little less credible, says that the launch will be on March 1st. "India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk. 2 (GSLV Mk.2), flying on the GSLV-F08 mission, will l...
by Varoon Shekhar
20 Feb 2018 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3848
Views: 777905

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.isro.gov.in/annual-report-2017-18-english

ISRO annual report is out, covering year 2017, and including the Jan/2018 launch of PSLV C-40. Lots of nuggets, as usual!
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Feb 2018 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3848
Views: 777905

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Any update on the launch of the GSLV Mark 2, with GSAT 6A? There is an upgraded cryogenic engine/stage on the vehicle, upgraded from C-12 to C-15.
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Feb 2018 17:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 818
Views: 80505

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

The Toronto Star had an article, just before the visit, where the main issue seemed to be Indian duties on chickpeas. Very tawdry, shallow stuff!
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Feb 2018 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 393384

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

One of the tactics, if it is a tactic and not simply contemptuous dismissiveness, is for the critics of the Indian origin of monuments, like the Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal and Red Fort, to cite really extreme or outrageous claims made by certain Hindus for the Indian origin of other achievements or thin...
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Feb 2018 22:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 505
Views: 56654

Re: Know Your India

With the folding up of the general discussion forum :-), I don't know where else to post my query. There are some really nice sounding, even compelling, Indian TV signal tunes/incidental music. Whether it is Arnab Goswami's Republic TV debate, The Newshour's tune, and the NDTV's( or Undie TV:-)) The...
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Feb 2018 20:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 825413

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Very sorry to hear of the blast at Cochin Shipyards today, 5 dead, several critical, hope the loss of life is kept down, and that there is no damage to any vessel.
by Varoon Shekhar
07 Feb 2018 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 113707

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

https://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c25-mars-o ... -taken-mcc

Latest pic from Mangalyaan, taken on January 12/2018. Looks really good! Photo is just under the Nov/2017 paragraph, it should be on top of it.
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Feb 2018 22:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3338
Views: 591337

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

x-post from mil and history forum: Ministry of Commerce & Industry 27-December, 2017 17:54 IST Progress under 'Make In India' scheme Significant achievements have been made under the Make in India initiative since its launch on 25th September, 2014. ‘Make in India’ initiative was launched on Sep...
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Feb 2018 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3644
Views: 462124

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Got this from another website, not sure where else to post it, so... Ministry of Commerce & Industry 27-December, 2017 17:54 IST Progress under 'Make In India' scheme Significant achievements have been made under the Make in India initiative since its launch on 25th September, 2014. ‘Make in Ind...
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Feb 2018 08:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1072039

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Are you referring to the December/2017 tests of K-4 and also QRSAM? Agni-2 was last tested on May 4, it appears to have been a failure
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Feb 2018 07:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1072039

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

smells like agni1 and prithvi2 . agni1 has not been tested for a long ti me. When are we going to see an Agni-2 missile test? The last one, on May 4th last year, was a failure by most accounts.( interestingly, the very next day, May 5th, there was a spectacular success of the GSLV mark2 with South ...
by Varoon Shekhar
26 Jan 2018 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3848
Views: 777905

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Is there any talk of the Gslv mark 3, or mk 2, inserting satellites into a higher perigee to begin with? This is reportedly a strength and advantage of the Ariane launchers, they send satellites into a roughly 200-250 perigee and 36,000 apogee. This is supposed to be more efficient in conserving LAM...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Jan 2018 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 112
Views: 21660

Re: Indian Interests_2

^ Really nice to hear about merchant guilds, and merchants in general. Too much of history, including Indian history of course, is consumed by writing about battles between one kingdom and another, and between one dynasty and another. This can get very dreary, considering the number of such conflict...
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Jan 2018 23:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 505
Views: 56654

Re: Know Your India

^ Right! And it's if anything, more distressing to read everyday about murders and suicides in India. Absolutely sickening. Again, yes, homicides and suicides occur all over the world, but it's the increasing frequency and number in India, that is horrendous. Where is that Indian spirituality, forbe...
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Jan 2018 18:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 664741

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 468708.cms

Interesting article from the Economic Times on the recent 'accident'. Says the government must have known what was going on
by Varoon Shekhar
10 Jan 2018 00:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1081
Views: 135282

Re: Indian IT Industry

I see, then it's a total import, or is there some Indian configuring involved? None of those news outlets is using the name "Cray", for whatever reason.
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Jan 2018 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3848
Views: 777905

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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Yah very, it would have been awesome to see two Indian moon missions within the span of 1-2 months. Man, a lot of people are going to be disappointed, if not dismayed. Let's hope the company can take it up at a future date!
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Jan 2018 21:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1081
Views: 135282

Re: Indian IT Industry

Nice, which institute built this. I'm pretty sure it's not CDAC, and it's not imported. So did the IITM( Indian institute of tropical meterology) develop the computer. If so, very impressive, I thought the IITM was only involved in climate analysis, not in building supercomputers. So they 'beat' CDA...
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Jan 2018 01:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 664741

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

The Arihant was officially commissioned in August/2016. Since the accident occurred sometime in October of 2016, the sub was only really operational for about 2 months! Anyway, good that it's back in action. We do know that Arihant fired a "Sagarika" missile twice, once in Nov/2015, and th...
by Varoon Shekhar
07 Jan 2018 20:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 505
Views: 56654

Re: Know Your India

Sickened, disgusted by the frequency of "accidents" in India. Whether it is road accidents, fires in buildings, or drownings of students on an outing. It is happening far, far too often. Yes, accidents happen, as they say, but the same kind, over and over again, with so much loss of life? ...
by Varoon Shekhar
07 Jan 2018 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3848
Views: 777905

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

A certain dubious news channel is reporting that the GSAT-11, weighing 5725 kg, is being sent off to French Guyana for launch later this month. Any truth in that? If it is accurate, why has no other news outlet or even Spaceflight Now etc, reporting it? Perhaps that is why this channel( *D*V) is dub...
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Dec 2017 20:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1072039

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Excellent test by DRDO! Going by memory, yesterday's ABM test was the 13th overall, and that includes one or two simulated ones, where no missile was actually intercepted. There were two failures among the 13 tests. But one of those involved a missile, whether interceptor or target, not even taking ...
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Dec 2017 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2554
Views: 475928

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/jk-major-2-soldiers-martyred-in-cross-border-firing-by-pakistan-army/articleshow/62222157.cms Major, 2 soldiers die in cross border firing. Guys, this is the most important story so far today. However, that horrific bus accident in Rajasthan- can you imagine...
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Dec 2017 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3848
Views: 777905

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

4 launches till end march! That is quite a speed of launches. if the transponder shortage is ever going to be addressed. t, India's satellite transponder requirement is an unfulfilled task, which only goes up as the country rapidly develops and digitizes at this furious pace ! In the last 3 years, ...
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Dec 2017 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 853362

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

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Some valid observations, but just a tad over-the-top on the only assembled in India idea. Can't believe someone could be so brazenly arrogant, or stupid, about India's achievements in 2017. Even a non-technical layman can spot the audacious arrogance and/or ignorance.
by Varoon Shekhar
16 Dec 2017 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4307
Views: 215536

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Still eagerly awaiting news of the PFBR's commissioning! It should almost be anytime now. When I saw a new posting under Indian nuclear news and discussion, I was really hoping..

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