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by jrjrao
19 Jun 2002 21:35
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - June 2002
Replies: 55
Views: 3757

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - June 2002

India, China fail to exchange border maps of western sector

http://www.indiaabroad.com/news/2002/jun/19china.htm
by jrjrao
13 Jun 2002 07:28
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 48121

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

No matter the true deal. It is in totality a divine doing that Pakiland is being so hailed as the transcendental terrorist slum. From the NY Times: Terror Suspect Met With Al Qaeda Aides, Official Says WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tracking of Jose Padilla's alleged ``dirty bomb'' plot to Pakistan adds to ...
by jrjrao
11 Jun 2002 19:09
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 48121

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

This statement by Mush just HAS to be in response to this particular thread on BR! Musharraf concerned U.S. suspect flew from Pakistan :rotfl: :rotfl: Now, Mush, please also explain the accomplice who is detained currently in Pakiland (which I suppose means that he is a Paki whom you feel uneasy ext...
by jrjrao
11 Jun 2002 18:29
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 48121

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

Fox News has learnt that Abdullah al Muhajir, aka Jose Padilla, had at least one accomplice. Where was this accomplice detained? Yep, you guessed it... 'Dirty Bomb' Suspect Had at Least One Accomplice Law enforcement sources told Fox News another man named Benjamin Ahmed Mohammed was implicated in t...
by jrjrao
11 Jun 2002 16:18
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 48121

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

Arnaud de Borchgrave's UPI report, as per jarugn's link, also appears today in the Washington Times . Meanwhile, the CIA is reasonably confident that the visit of two Pakistani nuclear scientists :roll: to Afghanistan prior to Sept. 11 was linked to al-Mujahir. During their stay in Kandahar the visi...
by jrjrao
11 Jun 2002 16:14
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 48121

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

This Washington Times summarizes the story so far - American held in 'dirty bomb' plot . Another story about a "misguided" Amrikee baddie who needs to go to that "special" place half way around the world to hone his terrorist skills. Yes, I did my counting duty here - Pakistan is mentioned a grand [...
by jrjrao
17 Feb 2002 22:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 3)
Replies: 25
Views: 11407

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 3)

Pak scientists pressing for permission to testfire Shaheen-II <p>http://www.hindustantimes.com/nonfram/170202/dlfor39.asp
by jrjrao
07 Feb 2002 07:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)
Replies: 241
Views: 59453

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)

Pardon me for one more thread-tangential post.<p>The key point of what KGoan writes, and what Shiv highlights, is reinforced by this quote from a nice find by Reggie (in the now penultimate Pak related folder): <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr> Pakistan has a history...
by jrjrao
07 Feb 2002 01:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)
Replies: 241
Views: 59453

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)

A fine example of Paki logic, from a retired Air Marshall no less. It goes like this - Agni is a big failure, it won't work, can't meet its range and is too expensive. But we Pakis are still scared $hit - BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH..
Agni tests - The real motive
by jrjrao
05 Feb 2002 21:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)
Replies: 241
Views: 59453

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)

Sorry, slightly off-topic (should have checked if there was a GSLV related topic in HICAF)...<p> Japan Rocket Failure May Raise Launch Insurance Rates "Tokyo, Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Satellite insurance rates for the H-IIA, Japan's only commercial rocket, may rise after its failure yesterday to place ...
by jrjrao
05 Feb 2002 15:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)
Replies: 241
Views: 59453

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)

Plans to increase strike range of Agni ballistic missile<p>http://in.news.yahoo.com/020205/20/1fmjn.html
by jrjrao
31 Jan 2002 08:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)
Replies: 241
Views: 59453

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Mohan Raju: TERCOM (Terrain Contour Matching) can't be used -- we're talking about a ballistic missile here, not a cruise missile. <hr></blockquote><p>Mohan, the Pershing II missile, in those old (pre-pre-GPS) day...
by jrjrao
27 Jan 2002 02:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 61887

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Kargil compelled shorter-range Agni <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr> Although test-fired over 700 km with a 1-tonne payload, this missile — christened the Agni-I — has a range of up to 900 km. It is a single-stage solid fuel propelled missile with a roa...
by jrjrao
27 Jan 2002 02:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 61887

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Mush talks tough and brave while standing in the protective shadow of Tommy Franks:
Pakistan will respond to Agni test: Musharraf
by jrjrao
26 Jan 2002 13:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 61887

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

And on the same day that we got a mini-lecture from Powell about him "lamenting" the latest Agni test, we have this:<p> U.S. successfully tests sea-based missile defense <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr> U.S. plans for for a missile defense system have been opposed b...
by jrjrao
26 Jan 2002 13:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 61887

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

I like this "headline" of a PTI news story..
May this version of Agni be reached and serialized quickly, Inshallah! :D <p>"Agni 11 steals show on R-Day"
http://in.news.yahoo.com/020126/20/1eqdw.html
by jrjrao
26 Jan 2002 06:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 61887

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

An Indian Bu*%_Orifice adds his voice to the Washington Compost: <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr> "Why conduct the test now?" asked P.R. Chari, director of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. "It is nothing but muscle flexing. And it is extremely dangerous ...
by jrjrao
25 Jan 2002 23:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 61887

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

I cannot wait for the latest outpourings of grief from the Psyops gadfly aka Brian Cloughley. <p>Last I read, he was stroking the Pakis by telling them how Prithvi, the only deployed Indian missile, was just like a couple of plastic grocery bags sitting atop one another, each filled with explosive a...
by jrjrao
25 Jan 2002 08:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 61887

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Come on Jash, hold the anti-Amriki sentiments in check, I say. <p>I think Agni-III is a special kind of missile, designed to turn and fly mostly eastwards. Just like the highly specialized cars in the INDY racing circuit in the US (those cars, unlike Formula-1 cars, are designed to mostly compete in...
by jrjrao
24 Jan 2002 09:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine
Replies: 254
Views: 46113

Re: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine

OKay, BR tank connoissuers, play the detective here. From this smallest glimpse of a tank barrel, can you tell what tank this is? (I obviously don't know..)<p> web page 1 ; web page 2
by jrjrao
16 Jan 2002 22:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine
Replies: 254
Views: 46113

Re: T-72s in Chechnya, From Armour Magazine

What tank is this (one of the older ones?)
web page
by jrjrao
08 Sep 2001 00:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Aerospace Industry Developments
Replies: 50
Views: 25026

Re: Indian Aerospace Industry Developments

Euros keeping pace with the LCA :)<P> http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20010906/imdf06092001095259a.jpg <P>A prototype Eurofighter DA 6 aircraft lands at the military airport of the EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company) in Manching, some 50 kms north of Munich September 6, 20...
by jrjrao
28 Jul 2001 22:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Aerospace Industry Developments
Replies: 50
Views: 25026

Re: Indian Aerospace Industry Developments

Bad news all around. Is this the end of the Hawk AJT?<P><h4>Kargil forgotten, jet trainers grounded </h4><BR> <BR>MANOJ JOSHI<BR> <BR>NEW DELHI: Two years after Kargil put it on the acquisition fast-track, the Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) deal has been grounded.<BR> <A HREF="http://timesofindia.indiat...
by jrjrao
26 Jul 2001 18:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: TSP: Al-Khalid MBT rolls out
Replies: 82
Views: 34527

Re: TSP: Al-Khalid MBT rolls out

Followingup on Vick's post and link earlier, do take a look at this slide-show (even more impressive than the video) of the Javelin missile disintegrating a T-72 tank. BTW, Javelin is a fire and forget anti-armor missile, with just a 6.4 kg warhead (tandem shape-charged). <P>This slide show is annot...
by jrjrao
23 Jul 2001 00:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran-II Yield
Replies: 33
Views: 10386

Re: Pokhran-II Yield

Considering the unanimity of non-Indian opinion, it could very well be that the second stage of the thermonuclear weapon fizzled out (this is the hardest part of the design of two-stage weapons - to ensure enough of the containment of the first stage so as to make the second stage happen. The first ...

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