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by Raj Malhotra
20 Sep 2009 10:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 150146

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

ShauryaT - not quite. It means that if Arun is correct then S-2 had a 20KT yield and S-1 had a 27kt yield instead of its planned 45kT. It still means the FBF primary for S-1 worked. What happened after that is still unclear. The gap between the way DRDO seems to have read things for S1 and S2 and t...
by Raj Malhotra
20 Sep 2009 10:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 150146

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

The hole in my analysis of fission bomb being 25kt is that why did Sanathanam only say BARC agreed with their analysis of Fission yield? He should have then fired the nuke, by adding that the "agreed yield" of fission bomb was 25kt and BARC "begged" that in public domain it shoul...
by Raj Malhotra
19 Sep 2009 21:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 210333

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

As soon as Maharashtra elections are over, MMS will find some glib way to surrender to the wishes of Uncle SAM
by Raj Malhotra
19 Sep 2009 20:56
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 150146

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

He said per HT:- Santhanam triggered the debate in August by saying the hydrogen bomb test’s explosive yield had been only 25 kilotonnes, and not the official 40-50 kilotonnes. But he believes that India’s nuclear deterrent is not credible with warheads limited to 15 kilotonnes — the yield of a suc...
by Raj Malhotra
19 Sep 2009 17:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis
Replies: 211
Views: 24644

Re: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis

IAF opens new airstrip in Ladakh Leh: For the first time-ever, the Indian Air Force today landed an AN-32 transport aircraft at the Nyoma Advanced Landing Ground in eastern Ladakh, just 23 km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. The touchdown by the medium lift transport aircraft signi...
by Raj Malhotra
19 Sep 2009 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 675844

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

glock is an austrian company. it is manufactured in US under license by glock USA IIRC because US has a no made in foreign policy. significant amount of small arms of US forces are of foreign make. the SF almost exclusively use foreign designed weapons from H&K to the next gen SCAR-H from FN en...
by Raj Malhotra
19 Sep 2009 14:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 150146

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

I think that Sanathanam may be saying that only "pure fission" bombs of 15kt are weaponised while FBF of 25kt and Tn of 25-350kt are in limbo Malhotra-ji this whole thread is about what someone thinks someone else said. Just check the links to see exactly what Santhanam is supposed to hav...
by Raj Malhotra
19 Sep 2009 14:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 675844

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Raj sahab, same can be said of most western countries in case of small arms. they use belgian and austrian designs produced under license. I'm not saying we shouldn't but not everything has to be designed here. we should actually make things under license or even ask the pvt players to do so. clear...
by Raj Malhotra
19 Sep 2009 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 675844

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

http://livefist.blogspot.com/2009/09/indian-army-special-forces-for-new-9mm.html Indian Army Special Forces For New 9mm Pistol The Indian Army has put out a request for information (RFI) for new semi-automatic 9mm (9x19) pistols for its Special Forces and Parachute units. According to the RFI docum...
by Raj Malhotra
19 Sep 2009 13:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 150146

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

I think that Sanathanam may be saying that only "pure fission" bombs of 15kt are weaponised while FBF of 25kt and Tn of 25-350kt are in limbo
by Raj Malhotra
19 Sep 2009 13:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis
Replies: 211
Views: 24644

Re: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis

I posted some time on this thread that Indian govt will deny any mischief by China. This is exactly what is happening even now and NSA is going a step ahead and telling media to help the GoI in denying everything. In fact, if you listen carefully to his interview, he is indirectly saying that our po...
by Raj Malhotra
18 Sep 2009 01:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 150146

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Re Arun_S If you remember a discussion few months back on BRF in which some BRites pointed out that it is normal to aim at 25kt yield with fission bomb and 8kg plutonium core also gels with that yield for the fission bomb. Hence I think Sanathanams article is more damaging. I think he is saying that...
by Raj Malhotra
11 Sep 2009 17:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1054130

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The agosta will take 2-4 days to reach the carrier when it is creeping at 3kts They will most likely be snorkeling for good portion of distance at 10-12 knots before diving and running on batteries. Also keep in mind agosta 90B cost more than any vessel in IN arsenal so they can't risk it any engag...
by Raj Malhotra
11 Sep 2009 17:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 862800

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Saw a Rustom fly couple of times near the HAL airport area. Had a clear view of it doing a nice circle and landing on the runway. Did it atleast couple of times in about 10 minutes space. Looked pretty good to this layman's eyes :) You are talking about Two engined rustom or long ez single engined ...
by Raj Malhotra
10 Sep 2009 22:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1054130

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Lord Admiral Sir, do tell us how you plan to counter the Agostas creeping in at 3knots (or lesser) at 150 mts depth toward your high chair just 500 kms from Puke ports The agosta will take 2-4 days to reach the carrier when it is creeping at 3kts. Wonder whether the carrier will sit still & idl...
by Raj Malhotra
30 Aug 2009 13:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 134726

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

I find it very difficult to believe BARC started working on TN only in 1996. I think it would make better sense to assume that BARC has been working on TN since 1980 when Indira Gandhi came to power. The reference to 200kt FBF may have been used to give a ballpark figure to DRDO missile scientists t...
by Raj Malhotra
30 Aug 2009 05:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 134726

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

narayanan, I am not able to understand what is the point that is being made in the post made by you. Other than the obvious sarcasm, is there something else you are stating sir? Please do not misunderstand my post, but I am genuinely not able to understand what is the point being made. I think that...
by Raj Malhotra
29 Aug 2009 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?
Replies: 406
Views: 29823

Re: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?

Now lets start rebuilding the fancy scenarios in which IAF will bomb the base depots, roads, bridges and railway network of China. Lets face it, IAF & Navy will not be used. Army will have to do all the lifting, War with China will be replay of 1962. And our Army modernization as well as infrast...
by Raj Malhotra
29 Aug 2009 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?
Replies: 406
Views: 29823

Re: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?

Chinese claim on Sikkim tip minor: India May 19th, 2008 - 8:48 (Four months back) New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India Sunday described as “minor and local” a Chinese claim on a northern tip of Sikkim adjoining Tibet, saying such issues were not new. “It is a minor and local issue,” an official source her...
by Raj Malhotra
29 Aug 2009 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?
Replies: 406
Views: 29823

Re: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?

Pranab to take up Sikkim border dispute with China Posted: Jun 04, 2008 at 1413 hrs IST ( Three months back) Foreign secretary Shiv Shankar Menon revealed that discussion on the disputed ‘Finger Point’ area in Sikkim will be the top agenda of External Affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Chi...
by Raj Malhotra
29 Aug 2009 11:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 201473

Re: India-China News and Discussions

Indian Telecom companies oppose ban on Chinese vendors Note The DoT had initially proposed that vendors should hand over the network back to the operators after two years. But cellular operators raised concerns on such a move and told the DoT that outsourcing network management has become part of t...
by Raj Malhotra
29 Aug 2009 11:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1054130

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Scorpene project will cost Rs 2,000 cr more http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/india/Scorpene-project-will-cost-Rs-2000-cr-more/articleshow/4946064.cms Scorpene project will cost Rs 2,000 cr more Rajat Pandit, TNN 29 August 2009, 12:42am IST Print Email Discuss Bookmark/Share Save Comment Text...
by Raj Malhotra
29 Aug 2009 11:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?
Replies: 406
Views: 29823

Re: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?

Indian tanks move in Sikkim after Chinese activities Headlines Today New Delhi, July 28, 2009 So something has been brewing for more than one month. There is trouble brewing on India-China border in Sikkim. The Indian army has moved T-72 main battle tanks to a remote area in north Sikkim after China...
by Raj Malhotra
29 Aug 2009 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4636
Views: 805625

Re: Small Arms Thread

RayC wrote:To know how to use a firearm you have to be on the range.


Cannot agree More. The damage in Mumbai would have been much less if the Mumbai police force was "adequately trained" even with "inadequate weapons".
by Raj Malhotra
29 Aug 2009 11:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 134726

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

I think there is very simple reason why KS came clean. He & his other equivalent support group/scientists realised that everybody in the world community KNEW that bomb was a fizzle except Indian public. By keeping Indian public in dark, the tainted political community was going to make India a b...
by Raj Malhotra
29 Aug 2009 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?
Replies: 406
Views: 29823

Re: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?

so far imo, they must have sneaked in, occupied some empty territory and now we detected and responded with small arms. it cannot be left like that. they must be evicted using heavy artillery and airpower without delay. so long as they are in our territory, even retreating forces must be mercilessl...
by Raj Malhotra
28 Aug 2009 02:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?
Replies: 406
Views: 29823

Re: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?

BRF will be glad to know that BSNL is in the process of awarding the worlds biggest telecom contracts to chinese companies & no doubt the equipment will be maintained by the chinese.
by Raj Malhotra
27 Aug 2009 13:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 134726

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

The only real solution to this is to proof test a reworked design. I hope our scientists now don't back down and say that LIF will also do, or that given adequate computing power we can be 99.9999999999999% sure onlee. When India was designing its nuclear weapons it could not import computers with ...
by Raj Malhotra
27 Aug 2009 13:21
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 134726

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

My fear is whether TN even reached 20kt and boosted fission worked on it or it fizzled below that yield also? I answered that in my post many weeks ago. If you saying 17kt for boosted primary plus few kt of fusion and (few kt?) of secondary fission then say 17+3+10? = 30kt??? My understanding of nu...
by Raj Malhotra
27 Aug 2009 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4636
Views: 805625

Re: Small Arms Thread

Raj Malhotra saab, this what I have been crying :(( all along. We still dont make simple items like small arms and the ammo for them. Couple of years ago we imported for Bulgari of all places Ak-47/56 and ammo IIRC. The whole DRDO OFP as Vina garu says need a kick in the rear side with those rifles...
by Raj Malhotra
27 Aug 2009 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4636
Views: 805625

Re: Small Arms Thread

We have 1.5 million strong military services. If around 200 rounds per annum are fired by One million soldiers we require around 20 crore rounds. We have around Half million armed paramilitary and half million armed police. Around 100 rounds fired by Para military and 50 rounds fired by armed police...
by Raj Malhotra
27 Aug 2009 09:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 134726

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

My fear is whether TN even reached 20kt and boosted fission worked on it or it fizzled below that yield also?
by Raj Malhotra
26 Aug 2009 23:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746877

Re: LCA news and discussion

^^^ To me that question is answered adequately. India is NOT ready to meet any eventuality. While our government was sleeping with eyes wide open, the chinese have done a Kargil in the north east and are well equipped and well entrenched, and the problem is that this is no pakistan we are dealing w...
by Raj Malhotra
26 Aug 2009 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Capitulation at Sharm el Sheikh
Replies: 523
Views: 36914

Re: Capitulation at Sharm el Sheikh

This Balochistan thingie only makes sense if MMS is telling Pakistan that we are kicking your ass in Balochistan, and you can run to Uncle Sam for all we care! And we don't mind publically acknowledging it. It is our version of "freedom fighters" tag.
by Raj Malhotra
25 Aug 2009 21:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 452614

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Any info on what is "indigenous" in these "indigenous" tanks???
by Raj Malhotra
25 Aug 2009 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Follow Bharat-Rakshak on Twitter and Facebook
Replies: 167
Views: 23469

Re: Follow Bharat-Rakshak on Twitter and Facebook

pgbhat wrote:
Raj Malhotra wrote:Hi, I have forwarded my request to join on facebook but now how to send you guys a email giving my name as it is very different from my handle here?

Check my BRF profile for mail ID and mail me. 8)


pls check your email ID, Rediff is showing it as invalid
by Raj Malhotra
25 Aug 2009 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 840578

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Is the GTRE even trying or thinking of designing new Cores (especially after IAF struck down Snecma thingie) or they are waiting for something to fall from heaven!
by Raj Malhotra
25 Aug 2009 11:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657819

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

Other day I was on paan chewing bing at nearby nukkad with friendly Afghans. In the run up to Borei, many designs were hydrodynamically tested by Rubin. As a result Arihant is neither Borei nor Akula but in similar class. The Yindu picture of PM MMS speaking in background of submarine with poorly c...
by Raj Malhotra
24 Aug 2009 16:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657819

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

Now getting back to Arihant. Some of links given above indicate that the dimensions of Arihant are 110-112mx15mx11-13m. Now compare this with Nerpa here . On that basis Arihant should be around 15,000 tons. But then info on this site may be incorrect. I am more inclined to believe the info given at ...

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