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by shiv
18 Apr 2018 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579759

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

Interesting Tweet from Vagheesh: https://twitter.com/vagheesh/status/986303801173991424 In the next phase of the paper, I am specifically looking at lactose persistence alleles. This will show directly, that prior to steppe ancestry arrival, people within the subcontinent could not lacked the enzyme...
by shiv
18 Apr 2018 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

More number of sorties could be also a leaf out of the book on Russian air performance at Syrian theatre! A story comes to mind. In 1971, the US and Pakis were quite astounded with the precision of night bombings by IAF. They concluded that the IAF was in possession of MOSS Another innovation of th...
by shiv
18 Apr 2018 07:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1026353

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Tejas took longer to takeoff (too many minutes on the runway, could also be optical illusion in the last few seconds), compared to in Bahrain, where it was airborne is some 8-11 seconds. Is it because it was heavily loaded for mission? Does the takeoff/landing change by double because of factors li...
by shiv
18 Apr 2018 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579759

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

Any thoughts - strategic, practical, tactical and research related for me to bring up with first author of famous genetics paper that is being discussed here.. as I schedule my meeting with him. As of now tentatively scheduled to meet during 11-14 May. All comments and suggestions welcome. Nilesh T...
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579759

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

Where is malhotrajis'post? I can comment on it Shiv, He sent it to his yahoo groups list. You can send reply to him as you have direct access to him. === RajivMalhotraDiscussion - Yahoo Groups https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RajivMalhotraDiscussion/info This group discusses the books and other ...
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

There is a bias towards heavies because we mostly have heavies. Heavies will end up doing stuff that can be done efficiently by mediums or lights. Check out videos of Iron Fist and Vayu Shakti. Everything done in this exercise has been done before with "lights and mediums" except 3000 km s...
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 20:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1026353

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

https://twitter.com/rahulsinghx/status/986102037581631488 Rahul Singh ‏ @rahulsinghx 11h11 hours ago 6 takeaways from IAF chief's interview with @htTweets #GaganShakti2018 1. Pak rattled 2. War assets moved from west to east in 48 hrs 3. LCA Tejas fleet hit by snags 4. Training activity shelved 5. 1...
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The capability to move from one theater to the other is crucial during a two front war With this demonstrated sortie rate and an attrition factor, Pakistan will have no point targets after 72 hours based on precision strike with PGMs and laser pod ranging and as to area targets would also be mostly...
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 20:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1026353

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

ramana every aircraft has issues. By concentrating on the Tejas's issues all that we are doing is attracting more negative publicity towards and aircraft that has had enough of that. I suggest we wait till the leaks start coming out. At least that will be information that we can grab and ask the usu...
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 20:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1026353

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Any idea on the nature of problems Tejas faced? This will be a real good input for HAL assembly line and maybe designers as well, depending on nature of problem, to look out for going forward. Given that this exercise was something that gets as close to real war as possible this is really impressiv...
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Why do we Indians frequently speak as if there is no Indian book? Sir, didn't intend to mean that we didn't have a book. It is just that, it is the real operational one going on right now. Trying out the techniques employed by them, and picking and choosing what works is always good. IAF top echelo...
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579759

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

Message 1 Why no systematic rebuttal to this study? Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:51 am (PDT) . Posted by: rajivmalhotra2001 https://www.facebook.com/scroll.in/videos/vb.185841844832037/1750067285076144/?type=2&theater https://www.facebook.com/scroll.in/videos/vb.185841844832037/1750067285076144/?type=2&a...
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

vinod wrote:More number of sorties could be also a leaf out of the book on Russian air performance at Syrian theatre!

Why do we Indians frequently speak as if there is no Indian book?
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 11:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579759

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

See, if Iran_N is actually an Ancient Ancestral North Indian (AANI) clade This is what I suspect it will turn out to be - notwithstanding Vagheesh's paper. Everything points towards out of India into Iran. Those "back migrations" of Vagheesh are recent - 1500 BCE while the entire gau mata...
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1051201

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Odd looking complex mechanism for mainwheel door. The "Yaaaaaah" tongue hanging down (seen in white) has a semicircular slot which sits on the retracted tyre. That "yaaah" door hinges up to close at least part, if not all of the wheel bay. Then what is that other door doing sitti...
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 08:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1297856

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The brochure for both guided shell and rocket displayed at kalyani stall were Israeli IAI there was no mentioning of kalyani in them Now we understand the angst of the DRDO gent about how private industry is thinking, #MII is screwdrivergiri of imported components. IMO the idea seems to me to be to...
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 07:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579759

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

Nilesh Oak wrote:
ramana wrote:Arun Gupta. Awesome research and a beacon for us to follow.

I dutifully RT your twitter posts!!!


What is the twitter handle of A Gupta ji?

"Seven no Trump, yet another stable genius@macgupta123"
:D
by shiv
17 Apr 2018 07:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579759

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

Wasn't replying to that in particular; but will find out what is known about the origin of adult lactose tolerance. I once invited a Chinese person to my home offered her tea and she vomited right in my living room That should not happen with lactose intolerance. Chinese product not working properly
by shiv
16 Apr 2018 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579759

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

A_Gupta wrote:It will be supremely fitting if Gau Maata saves our history!

Gau mata, or technically the misnomer Gau pita is a clear case of genetics and archaeology coinciding perfectly without any linguistics.
by shiv
16 Apr 2018 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579759

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

Good work Arun. And this will definitely not be the last time i have used what YOU dug up to cite in my work. Next time I have to acknowledge. The last that I can remember were the works of Mary Boyce and Paul Thieme
by shiv
16 Apr 2018 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^Thanks vsunder. I will use available channels to me to try and locate the originals on BR
by shiv
16 Apr 2018 09:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579759

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

Worldwide Patterns of Ancestry, Divergence, and Admixture in Domesticated Cattle http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1004254 Bos taurus taurus was domesticated in the Middle East while Bos taurus indicus was domesticated in India. It is likely is that a hypothetica...
by shiv
16 Apr 2018 08:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

ramana - no I can't recall reading about that.
by shiv
16 Apr 2018 06:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I think 1971 averaged 500 sorties per day over 16 days. Sortie rates in the first 3-4 days would have been higher than average. Near the end when there was total air dominance over Bdesh the Army did not need or utilize the guaranteed number of sorties they could have requested.
by shiv
15 Apr 2018 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Looks like the Gagan Shakti is more like a counter-offensive designed to strike deep and hard rather than a defensive posture . With respect - all wars that the Air Force has participated in as well as all iterations of Vayu Shkati or Iron fist have ALWAYS been "strike hard". It is only a...
by shiv
15 Apr 2018 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://www.facebook.com/IndianAirForce/posts/546330162420266 #GaganShakti2018 -- MARITIME AIR OPERATIONS On 14 Apr 18, in a joint operation, the IAF conducted maritime air operations on the Western Sea-board, with the clear aim of air dominance & deep strike validation over the extended area o...
by shiv
15 Apr 2018 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Can the hawk take punishment from ground AA or SAM missiles and still fly? Mig 27/SU25/AA-10 are in different leagues. It's a poor man CAS, where you expect minimal apposition, not against PA/PAF and PLA/PLAAF. We should build a twin engine, armored, multiple redundancy, perhaps with Kaveri in curr...
by shiv
14 Apr 2018 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/985166046263959552
The IAF’s BAE-HAL Hawk jet trainers flying too at Exercise Gagan Shakti. The IAF is looking to weaponise them with @byMBDA Brimstones & ASRAAMs.


There's our CAS aircraft.. as I had anticipated
by shiv
14 Apr 2018 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

We will never become like China until we learn to brag and exaggerate without batting an eyelid..
by shiv
14 Apr 2018 16:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1026353

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

jaysimha wrote:Exercise Gaganshakti-2018: LCA Operations

http://164.100.117.97/WriteReadData/use ... 010MSL.jpg
I hadn't noticed that little auxiliary port on the side of the air intake...wher'e Indranil for an instant answer on this? :evil:
by shiv
14 Apr 2018 16:09
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 57023

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Sridhar many thanks for those images. What was that IIR seeker for. Which mijjile? And what is WhAP?
by shiv
14 Apr 2018 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5056
Views: 1247297

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Katare wrote:10k sorties in 3 days, is it a typo or for real!!!!! Pretty darn impressive.....

2.31 sorties/min for 72 hours straight.....that is mind boggling

That is what is needed to smash the door down..
by shiv
14 Apr 2018 10:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579759

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

^^My comment on that link The period 690 to 1300 CE is within the historic period. Migrations from Iran to India are well documented. Recall that Emperor Darius was a Zoroastrian and his Behistun inscription dates to 500 BC - so the migrations documented in this study have nothing to do with origina...
by shiv
14 Apr 2018 09:57
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 57023

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

RM should take steps to acquire this place for more such events. TNHRC owns the land so it cannot be bought or sold, it can be developed and rented for commercial purposes though. From road to the waters is all protected land under cez laws, no construction can come up to from 500m to the sea. In K...
by shiv
13 Apr 2018 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 30412

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

The two "commandos" with the Mahindra Scorpio are models - each with massive tattoos and evidence of gymming+protein supplements. Lots of that in India nowadays unlike my gen with strings for muscles. Men with such bulging muscles are too inflexible and possibley too slow to be commandos.
by shiv
13 Apr 2018 19:07
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 57023

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

^^ Nice. I learned how to swim in the sea 50 km south of this area..Looks the same.

This land should be reserved for such events. Or else real estate will swallow it soon
by shiv
13 Apr 2018 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1051201

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Many Pics of Chinese Parade https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3156241.html Clearly publicity - and top notch photographers are part of the plan. This is something that Indian's must learn This image is clearly photoshopped https://imgprx.livejournal.net/29e28b0bce74738842e8338e1005844e604b8bd8/GDgbgxYY-...
by shiv
13 Apr 2018 07:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 989115

Re: Small Arms Thread

Caracal guy says the effective range is 800 mts! Is that an exaggeration? OFB guy, on the other hand, says the sights can be flipped for 200 or 400 mts and the rifle "meets GSQR of 600 mts". If you look at the warning message on 0.22 rimfire bullets (which are less than the size of a Dolo...

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