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by Varoon Shekhar
08 Jan 2020 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

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

I wonder why nothing was said about the 2 unmanned tests of the crew module, that are going to take place, before the actual manned one. The first unmanned flight is scheduled for the end of 2020.
by Varoon Shekhar
01 Jan 2020 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778179

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Yes happy New Year and New Decade! Still another 8 and half hours for Central Canada! May the 2020s be a decade of continual achievement for India
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Dec 2019 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

[quote="UlanBatori"]PLEASE propagate... https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/anti-hindu-uscirf-sex-crime-bigotry-name-religious-freedom [quote]Anti-Hindu USCIRF: Sex, crime, bigotry in the name of religious freedom Arvind Kumar I just did, and also got Preeta Bansal. It's time these ant...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Dec 2019 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ Right on, the minute there is a real perceived threat to US and other Western interests, the likes of Dexter Filkins will be all over India about its Moslem population. But even here, I question the extent to which Filkins et al will be sympathetic to India per se. If India alone is taking the bru...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Dec 2019 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Much of the opposition to the CAA and NRC, is about the dislike and consternation of the narrative of Hindus being persecuted in 3 neighbouring Moslem majority countries. That doesn't sit well with 'secularists' and the left. The idea of Hindus being front and centre is distasteful to this group. An...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Dec 2019 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4127
Views: 654151

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^ "True and agree if i understood you correctly . Jewish lawmakers proudly identity as Jewish. No ifs and buts about it. Indian Hindu origin law makers don..." Also, in Canada, journalists of Hindu background (partly or wholly) like Vinay Menon, Heather Mallick, Shree Paradkar et al, never...
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Dec 2019 20:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1623
Views: 275470

Re: India's Power Sector

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/co ... 387998.ece

Worth mentioning- first 500 MW lignite based thermal power unit.
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Dec 2019 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

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

GISAT-1 launch January 15: https://aajtak.intoday.in/gallery/india-isro-will-launch-gisat-1-in-january-balakot-pakistan-telescope-tstr-2-43223.html https://www.gstv.in/every-30-minutes-india-will-get-a-picture-from-the-sky-isro-is-going-to-form-a-new-history-gujarati-news/ If these sites are to be b...
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Dec 2019 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1658577475790 Very balanced, even sympathetic( at times) analysis from the CBC radio show "The Current" She is calling 'the liar' as "India's largest independent news network' and invited that Urban Islamist Arfa Khanum Sherwani of all the people. On th...
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Dec 2019 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1658577475790

Very balanced, even sympathetic( at times) analysis from the CBC radio show "The Current"
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Dec 2019 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

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

Wish sections of the Indian media didn't overstress the security function of RISAT-2BR1. It doesn't necessarily possess only that role. ISRO itself says nothing about the surveillance capability of the satellite. One paper mentioned 'spy satellite' three times!
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Dec 2019 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

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

Yes, very impressive turnaround between the Cartosat-3 and Risat-2BR1 missions! However, it looks like the next Risat( 2BR2) is now going to be launched in February. Wonder what the sudden change was caused by. One hopes it has something to do with the preparations for the first SSLV mission!
by Varoon Shekhar
07 Dec 2019 00:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134174

Re: A look back at the partition

"when push comes to shove Majority of Christians (of course not all) would side with the Muslims..." Yah, this has been my experience, though the 'majority' has not been huge, and the Christians in question qualify by saying that they're only against extreme Hindus. But the sympathy for Mo...
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Dec 2019 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134174

Re: A look back at the partition

Are there any examples of Christians from Pakistan, who moved/moved back to India? The ones who quickly moved to India are the real Indians, and they should be praised effusively. The most despicable are those that actually physically moved to Pakistan, even though they were not in any danger.
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Dec 2019 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134174

Re: A look back at the partition

I didn't realise that a section of the subcontinental Christian community played such a negative, treacherous role in that very troubled, turbulent period. I always assumed that the Christian community in the areas now part of Pakistan, were all simply resigned to their fate of living there, and tha...
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Dec 2019 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3751
Views: 393799

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

^ I haven't seen any report of this in a local Canadian newspaper. Since the victim is a non-Moslem( and that too not even from a so called Abrahamic religion) , it's possible they will totally ignore it, at least downplay it. The same paper totally ignored the attack on Amarnath pilgrims in 2017, w...
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Dec 2019 19:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5456
Views: 578934

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/st ... ion/343652

Nice words for Indian chess and chess players, from Nigel Short, the British grandmaster. Not so nice things about the Indian chess federation!
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Dec 2019 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

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

Some changes/ surprises already to the Dec 11 launch- 4 strap-ons, 9 customer satellites instead of the previously announced 4, and 628kg for RISAT-2BR1( as opposed to 615kg, no big deal, still..) https://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/pslv-c48-risat-2br1 PSLV-C48 is scheduled to launch RISAT-2BR1 and 9 c...
by Varoon Shekhar
03 Dec 2019 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2855
Views: 812256

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Is this rather sudden effusive praise for the Nag missile a pretty direct indication that it is under bulk production, if not actual operational deployment
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Nov 2019 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

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

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/developed-vikram-processor-to-guide-future-rockets-says-isro-official-2139790 Developed Vikram Processor To Guide Future Rockets, Says ISRO Official The rocket for the first time was fitted with Vikram Processor designed, developed and fabricated by the Chandigarh ba...
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Nov 2019 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134174

Re: A look back at the partition

[quote="sanjaykumar"]Muslim_League_Attack_on_Sikhs_and_Hindus_in_the_Punjab_1947 /quote] Same here, for 20 years i've known about it. There is no counter to the chronicle by Paki or British apologists, because the facts are irrefutable. All they can say is that it was part of the general a...
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Nov 2019 03:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134174

Re: A look back at the partition

^ And the Pakistan apologists including British sympathisers or whitewashers( like Ian Stephens, Ian Morrison, Leonard Mosley, Percy Howard et al) maintained that the killings by the Moslems in West Punjab were spontaneous, individual or at least unorganised and not pre-planned. The two articles pos...
by Varoon Shekhar
26 Nov 2019 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707938

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Did anyone see the absolutely awful article in rediff by M. Bhadrakumar? Again that speel about how India's image has taken a hit because of Kashmir. Says many otherwise pro-India countries are getting disenchanted by India's policies. Doesn't open the question, or see the irony about those selfsame...
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Nov 2019 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3635
Views: 632664

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^ I second that. Good to see the Indian government taking some tough measures. I think as you yourself pointed out before, India's 'democratic credentials" or its being secular and plural, didn't bring about bouquets of approval from the NY Times( who have had strong anti-India positions on the...
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Nov 2019 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

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

https://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/pslv-c ... -3-mission

Launch of Cartosat-3 is on Monday Nov 25th about 930 am IST. Which means for Eastern Canada, 11pm on the 24th. Cool, 2-3 days before the previously stated launch date. Will certainly be up that Sunday night to follow it! :)
by Varoon Shekhar
16 Nov 2019 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2855
Views: 812256

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

India Carries Out Night time Test-firing of 2,000 KM Strike Range Agni-2 Ballistic Missile https://www.india.com/news/india/india-carries-out-test-firing-of-2000-km-strike-range-agni-2-ballistic-missile-3846016/ Nice! Does this mean that the cyclone/heavy monsoon problems are over, and both DRDO an...
by Varoon Shekhar
14 Nov 2019 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304856

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

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Excellent news! Nice to see them being so confident and decisive, as well. particularly with regard to the deadline! So no orbiter this time, they will probably attach a LAM to the lander/rover combine, to perform the necessary orbital manoeuvers.
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Nov 2019 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304856

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

https://www.isro.gov.in/update/13-nov-2019/topographic-mapping-using-tmc-2-of-chandrayaan-2-initial-results Terrain Mapping Camera-2 (TMC-2) is a follow-on of the TMC on-board Chandrayaan-1. TMC-2 provides images (0.4μm to 0.85μm) at 5m spatial resolution & stereo triplets (fore, nadir and aft v...
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Nov 2019 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4071
Views: 660974

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

^^ Really nice article about Midhani's achievements. I would not have guessed 500 distinct alloys produced by them! ( maybe 20-30 if i were asked :oops: ) Interestingly, they are downplaying or not even mentioning maraging steel. It was a major breakthrough when it was announced in the late 80s/earl...
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Nov 2019 19:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 728
Views: 160510

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

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That's disgusting. I wonder who wrote this book. In this day and age, there is absolutely no excuse to ignore, dismiss or belittle Indian achievements, which are numerous.
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Nov 2019 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3635
Views: 632664

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^ That's good, now she has to back up those( entirely true ) charges in front of both the Pakis( though preferably, she shouldn't attend those awful gatherings) and the international media, including the Washington Post, NY Times, WSJ et al, with specific instances of the slaughters of migrant labou...
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Nov 2019 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4071
Views: 660974

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

So was Kemrock's capacity lying idle since the plant was commissioned in 2010( with tech from NAL). And it didn't produce anything between 2010-2018 for DRDO, ISRO et al?
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Nov 2019 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3635
Views: 632664

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

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It's one thing to say that 'there is corruption, poverty, inequality and political violence in India'. It's quite another to badmouth the country at an event hosted by someone from a country actively supporting and sheltering terrorists against India.
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Nov 2019 20:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4071
Views: 660974

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

Didn't NAL develop indigenous know-how in carbon fibre production many years ago? Or did I misread. . also i remember reading back in the 80s that DRDO together with a CSIR lab( NPL?) created the carbon composite heat shield. Perhaps what they mean was that they designed and fabricated it, not produ...
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Nov 2019 21:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 64
Views: 13094

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

question: when Public Sector Enterprises are dissolved/liquidated, are their facilities taken over and used, in all cases? When BHVP became defunct, it was taken over by BHEL, and its equipment was absorbed into BHEL. When Hindustan Cables stopped operations, it was taken over by OFB. Did the same t...
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Nov 2019 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3635
Views: 632664

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Any articles in international media reporting on the migration under duress, of about half of the 50,000 non-Kashmiri labourers in the state?
by Varoon Shekhar
03 Nov 2019 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3635
Views: 632664

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

CRamS, absolutely correct. erudite, perceptive, lucid commentators like Brahma Chellaney, Bharat Karnad, Sushant Sareen, Kanwal Sibal, even VIshnu Som, are nowhere to be found on the pages of NY Times, WP, Economist et al. It was somewhat surprising, and out of character, of the NY TImes, to carry M...
by Varoon Shekhar
31 Oct 2019 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3635
Views: 632664

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

On discussion show after discussion show, Kashmiri Moslems and non-Kashmiris alike, keep on parroting the line that these terrorist attacks on labourers and truck drivers et al, are fully the responsibility of the "government". Meaning that it's the government's duty to protect the people ...
by Varoon Shekhar
30 Oct 2019 20:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 790
Views: 201418

Re: A Nation on the March

Is this worth mentioning- new chip developed

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/hom ... 715045.cms

Using nanomagnets, the IIT-H have developed Magnetic quantum ..
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Oct 2019 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2199
Views: 304856

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Chandra yaan 2 was a closely coupled design in which lander piggy backed on the orbiter. Lander only has feul to do the coarse and fine breaking after its drop from 100 km orbit. Thanks for the info. A few of us are over-eager( with justification) to see another lander-rover combination go up as so...

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