Search found 34082 matches

by shiv
12 Apr 2018 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1986
Views: 408839

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://warisboring.com/american-warpla ... m-the-sky/
American Warplanes Are Falling From the Sky
Crashes killed 16 crewmembers in less than a month
by shiv
12 Apr 2018 22:37
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 59573

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Beleive it or not - I have images on HDD from Defexpo 2001 in Dilli. After those initial shows interest simply faded out.

Even Goa was only fair to middling in the attention it received. But Chennai is stellar.
by shiv
12 Apr 2018 22:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4811
Views: 884348

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Given our requirement in mountains, I would very curious to know how well the truck can travel through the gradients with 7-9 ton on it's back, without flipping over. This could be added to BR's "engineering from 2D images" section as an appendix to our planned "aerodynamics from 2D ...
by shiv
12 Apr 2018 20:28
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 59573

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Man - all this sounds more interesting than the last 3 Aero India shows..
by shiv
12 Apr 2018 07:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5412
Views: 1049168

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Have you read 'The Blood Telegram"? No, Sir. Could you please elaborate? Gautam PS. Looked it up in Google Chacha. I do remember the telegram, but forgot the name of Archer Blood. Old age. Thanks Boss for reminding. GS I meant the book by that name. That book and Jagan's book on the 1965 war s...
by shiv
12 Apr 2018 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

^^^ Basic anatomy, human relationships are supposedly very basic and one will have words in the native language; while technology like "agriculture" or "cellular phones" will give rise to loan words. On the other hand, maybe Indians will morph into all saying "Daddy" i...
by shiv
11 Apr 2018 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

These are all language-gene hypotheses that need to be recognized as such. When you dig into proto languages you find that they all go a long way in basic anatomy and human relationships. Hand, foot, mother brother etc. But if languages spread with agriculture we need to see common words for rice, w...
by shiv
11 Apr 2018 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

I have made a "mala" aka thread of about 7-8 Tweets about PIE and IE. If you have the time and inclination please read
https://twitter.com/bennedose/status/984077230698414080
by shiv
11 Apr 2018 19:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

PIE of 3000 BC lexicon was made up from daughter languages found in 20th century. If a language was included in making the lexicon, a a word will appear because PIE is a "circular construct" wherein daughter language words are used to create PIE after which PIE is said to be mother of the ...
by shiv
11 Apr 2018 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

Murugan wrote:
Morontimer wheeler had a wild imagination of Aryan Invasion looking at 10-12 skeletons,.

:lol:
by shiv
11 Apr 2018 09:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

https://indo-european.eu/2017/09/marija-gimbutas-and-the-expansion-of-the-kurgan-people-based-on-tumulus-building-cultures/ According to Gimbutas, the “Kurgan people” are evidenced by single graves in deep shafts, often in wooden chests (coffins) or stone cists marked by low earth or stone barrows; ...
by shiv
11 Apr 2018 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1095520

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

New video
Chinese dominance over the Spratly Islands - a warning for India
https://youtu.be/Jiuoo1Ggb-U
by shiv
11 Apr 2018 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5412
Views: 1049168

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

New video
Chinese dominance over the Spratly Islands - a warning for India
https://youtu.be/Jiuoo1Ggb-U
by shiv
11 Apr 2018 06:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

Let me ask all you wise people here a simple question. I just wonder why so few are asking this question. Let us say the "Kurgan" model of language spread is right. A Kurgan is a type of grave. What is the connection between Kurgan and India? There are no Kurgans in India. (*- see footnote...
by shiv
11 Apr 2018 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

I'm dubious that Rakhigarhi aDNA will ever be published - one would imagine if it existed, there would be great urgency to publish it, but the above means this pre-print will be falsified if Rakhigarhi aDNA has anything more than Iran_N + AASI, it doesn't matter what that extra is. My sort-of-unjus...
by shiv
10 Apr 2018 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

OK I gone and dun it https://twitter.com/bennedose/status/983712522787143680 Sorry to say this - maybe this was unintended, but excluding Bengali speakers sounds eerily like what a Briton called L. Huxley said about "Bengalees" to exclude them from the "pure Aryan language speakers&qu...
by shiv
10 Apr 2018 19:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

If languages do correlate with genes, and we believe in the antiquity of Sanskrit, then the solution has to be that it was the language of peoples on the AASI-Iran Chalcolithic cline, and entered the Steppe by the Chalcolithic Iranian ancestry of Steppe_EMBA. Vagheesh asked me before everything des...
by shiv
10 Apr 2018 16:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5412
Views: 1049168

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

The sobering arithmetic of a two-front war Read the whole thing and see how superficial the analysis is without factoring terrain and objectives or suitability of assets for the terrain or its generational age or India's induction of MBRL's in lieu of artillery or India's own missile forces. Given ...
by shiv
10 Apr 2018 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

Genetics does not code for langauge. So how do genetics researchers assert that they have found the origin of a language? They have not. They depend on linguists who made up non existent PIE and placed that non existent PIE in Steppe where no known language was spoken in that era. Unprovable geograp...
by shiv
10 Apr 2018 10:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

Shiv, Did you read this: https://twitter.com/anupampom/status/982284507293331456 No. Can't understand it.. In any case he fails on the same count. How do you connect genetics with language? Some one ask him and gradually the "evidence" starts falling apart.. Have you seen this? https://tw...
by shiv
10 Apr 2018 10:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5412
Views: 1049168

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

If I remember correctly in 1971 war, FM Manekshaw requested permission of the PM to start assembling a group of what he called "Badmash" to go into East Pak and start causing mayhem . He requested funding for this venture. But Mrs. Gandhi shot down this proposal and instead decided to rel...
by shiv
10 Apr 2018 10:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5412
Views: 1049168

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

^^shiv sir, given the slack that has percolated the babudom, such fear mongering might actually help. Otherwise the sleeping dogs would have been sleeping forever. The problem is that we (lay-people) assume that babudom do not know. In fact babudom do know and if you read books by retired babu log ...
by shiv
09 Apr 2018 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5412
Views: 1049168

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

@Shiv: Please give BC some slack, he is in the propagation business. Very few from the civilian world who track these issues. Yes, he can get boring, alarmist, repetitive but feel we need more of them, so that policymakers can hear these noises. At this time they are DEAF! Shaurya giving people sla...
by shiv
09 Apr 2018 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5412
Views: 1049168

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Andrew J Phelan @ajphelo · Apr 4 Welcome to China’s west coast Brahma Chellaney @Chellaney Adding another pearl to China's "string of pearls"? Kyaukpyu, located along the Bay of Bengal coast, is of major strategic and economic value for China, which, under a deal with Myanmar, will own 70...
by shiv
09 Apr 2018 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5412
Views: 1049168

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

kit wrote:
shiv wrote:


Agree, so what could be the reason for refusing the helos? .. to please the Chinese who are offering more moolah / honey ??

It's there in my post. They will try and squeeze more from India.
by shiv
09 Apr 2018 14:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5412
Views: 1049168

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

My suspicion is that Maldivians are hardly a "loyal and dharmic" bunch who will get all upset and chaddi-knotted and say "Cheenis are our friends and we only want them". Even the most incompetent bum with a fractional criminal mind - will understand that this is the time to look...
by shiv
09 Apr 2018 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5412
Views: 1049168

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

What is the first picture that comes to mind about Nepal? How do you supply electricity economically to a hamlet of 25 houses in a hilly area where the cost to pull such a line will run in crores? Except for the Terai region and urban clusters how will it work? It is the same problem faced by India...
by shiv
09 Apr 2018 10:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

Here is somethig to chew on. Vagheesh said that Swat Indus Periphery (IP) had 20% Steppe MLBA. Lines 317-415 in his paper state that minimum IP in ASI=39% and Max IP in ANI=72% If I arbitrarily assign 50% Indus Periphery ancestry to all Indians who are a mix of ASI and ANI of differing proportions t...
by shiv
09 Apr 2018 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5412
Views: 1049168

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

My suspicion is that Maldivians are hardly a "loyal and dharmic" bunch who will get all upset and chaddi-knotted and say "Cheenis are our friends and we only want them". Even the most incompetent bum with a fractional criminal mind - will understand that this is the time to look ...
by shiv
09 Apr 2018 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5412
Views: 1049168

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

fanne wrote:Brahma Chellney Sir,
With all due respect. This is very superficial analysis (unbecoming of your stature...).

The man has gone bonkers.
by shiv
08 Apr 2018 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

^^The whole thing was in Kannada. Not much new for us..
by shiv
08 Apr 2018 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

Archaeological and anthropological studies on the Harappan cemetery of Rakhigarhi, India "Rakhigarhi cemetery is representative of the Mature Harappan period, date-estimated to 2,500–2,000 BCE" http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0192299 Many thanks for postin...
by shiv
07 Apr 2018 22:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1045852

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

Up until the 1980s, rockets were quite prevalent on fixed wing aircrafts. Then once MANPADS came about rockets started losing their wide usage. Modern tactics favor stand-off weapons. Statistics about dumb bombs to smart bomb ratios in the gulf wars and 2 day old news of the Chinese starting a 180d...
by shiv
07 Apr 2018 22:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3546
Views: 554185

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Would some admin like to look at where this thread is going? Post 1:Pakis will buy T-90 - Russian news source about that impoverished country Post 2: Aha - Indian army will want Armata Post3: But never Arjun To me this is the sort of hahahahahahahaha! talk that a bunch of people may have during a bo...
by shiv
07 Apr 2018 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

Prof SN Balagangadhara (Balu) speaking at Mythic society, Nrupathunga road BLR - 10-30 AM tomorrow (Sunday 8 Apr). Try and be there to listen to this great mind.
by shiv
06 Apr 2018 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 162488

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

^^
Media control of ostensibly intelligent minds is as bad. See the reactions on the forum without reading the details. We are the same people, media and us.
by shiv
06 Apr 2018 08:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1045852

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

We could collaborate to write a little book on "Aerodynamics from still 2D images"
by shiv
06 Apr 2018 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

In fact I recall reading a few months ago (using my 2 Sansk dictionaries) that Upastha is penis. I had forgotten about that - but in any case I would not have "edited" Jatindra Mohan Chaterji's link. That would have been a mistake.

The Kaccha-Kaksha is a genuine error.
by shiv
06 Apr 2018 08:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

Doctor, In your chhanda upasTHA article it should be भृगुकच्छ bhrigukchchha not kaksha for bharuch. Bharuch was an important ancient port. Many wars were fought to control bharuch. Satavahana fought with kshatraps over the control of the port. Trade with romans used to take place.. *** I believe it...
by shiv
06 Apr 2018 06:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608244

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

The Zend Avesta cult followers are Witzel rats. It was his school that postulates ancient Iranians as Aryans. This is followed by MToids. When western scholars refer to the Roman empire they never mention France or Spain or Italy separately as if those countries existed. In the case of India - from...

Go to advanced search