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by shiv
05 Apr 2018 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

There must have been distortions in the pronounciation of the chants by the parsis considering so few of them survived, they were driven out from their land and it must have been difficult to teach and propagate their customs and rituals accurately. So the 'Zend Avesta' that Perron wrote must be an...
by shiv
05 Apr 2018 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

New article by me now online There Was Never a Language Called Avestan Shiv, from your article: But here is how the name was given. In the late 1700s a man called Anquetil du Perron came to India and lived for a few months with Parsi priests in Surat, who taught him what they knew of Zoroastrian ch...
by shiv
05 Apr 2018 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1095493

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Pls read thread
https://twitter.com/IBMcCaslin/status/9 ... 6222893058

Cheeni unguided bomb practice because they may not have enough guided ones...
by shiv
05 Apr 2018 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2667
Views: 410705

Re: Military Flight Safety

^^downdraft, tailwind?
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

:D Here is what I think is a juicy post I have made in response to the Vagheesh paper on their site. Let's see if it gets published - no cussin there. But I post it here too Here are some further thoughts on the findings presented in the paper. I will first quote lines 276 to 282 from the paper: &qu...
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 162483

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

It's funny how you twist my advocacy for pre-emptive action as fear. If taking pre-emptive steps to deny your opponent an advantage is called fear in your dictionary, then yes, I am losing both my shirt and my pants in fear. Absolutely true. want India to put boots on ground to kick his ass into su...
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

all with an ancestry profile similar to 41 278 ancient individuals from northern Pakistan who lived approximately a millennium later in the 279 isolated Swat region of the northern Indus Valley (1200-800 BCE). These individuals had 280 between 14-42% of their ancestry related to the AASI and the re...
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 162483

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I seriously have no words to counter that line of thinking. Naturally. When you decide to scare the shirt off yourself you cannot think outside your box. You assume that the status quo will stay for some reason, what that reason is you don't specify. Nonsense. You say the oil terminal in myanmar wo...
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5214
Views: 1308335

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

As someone pointed out fear sells. Good news doesn't
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5214
Views: 1308335

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


I can't understand this headline. The Maldives are not extending their use of one of two Dhruvs and want a Dornier instead. What has that got to do with snubbing?
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 13:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 162483

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I seriously don't know what you are talking about? These bases are already coming up. How are you arriving at the conclusion that chinese aren't building these bases? Hiding your face in the sand doesn't change ground realities. Ok I'm an idiot but please watch this video made by me a few weeks ago...
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 13:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1045835

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

Air Marshal Rajkumar's radio interview Feb 2017. Pliss watch for 3-4 minutes from here
https://youtu.be/fEoKfMQzciQ?t=171


10 minutes ago I saw "Wings" on WION featuring Tejas: They said : 3500 kg weapon load, 500 km radius. Jingo khush hua
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 12:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5411
Views: 1049048

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

Regarding supply lines, that is what the bases springing all over the indian ocean are for. Look, the point of my post isn't to spread fear. You are not spreading fear. You are just displaying it. It is not spreading to me. What Indian ocean bases? I presume you have see this video? https://www.you...
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 162483

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

By equipment i mostly mean aircrafts, missile launchers and ships. Bases- pakistan Maldives Srilanka Bangladesh Myanmar Djibouti Malaysia/indonesia (so far there has been no movement but this could happen to guard the straits) There are no new names on the list. They already have a base in Djibouti...
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 11:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 162483

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

First, they would be pre stacked with men and equipment. Secondly, navy. Not saying that these bases will be enough to launch full scale invasions but they will be nuisance enough that we will need to divert much needed equipment from up north. I think I know what the next question will be but I wi...
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 11:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 162483

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

What is the meaning of "base"? A military base is a facility directly owned and operated by or for the military or one of its branches that shelters military equipment and personnel, and facilitates training and operations. A military base provides accommodations for one or more units, bu...
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 10:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 162483

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Trikaal wrote:What if there are multiple bases towards the south tomorrow?

What is the meaning of "base"?
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 08:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

Apologies: This is for MY OWN reference 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 sources that ultimately combined to form the ancestry of South Asians today. We document a southward spread of genetic ancestry from the Eurasian Steppe, correlating with the archaeolo...
by shiv
04 Apr 2018 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

Looks like my comments finally appeared https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/03/31/292581 This paper has some of the following issues which I find interesting. I believe that geneticists are mistaken when any good work that they do is mixed with the unscientific hypotheses about language sprea...
by shiv
03 Apr 2018 23:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

^^OK thanks. I need to read in better detail but I am looking for more detail Following links are for my ref The 1500 odd Indians for tis paper were obtained from data in the following paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5675555/#!po=73.5294 The promise of discovering population-spec...
by shiv
03 Apr 2018 23:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

Incidentally - the Swat samples were from 1000 BCE, 300 BCE and 1 CE. These were termed Indus periphery and were used to model all of India. This is just plain wrong. I will check where they got 140 modern day samples from India.
by shiv
03 Apr 2018 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2667
Views: 410705

Re: Military Flight Safety

Could even be a sudden tailwind.
by shiv
03 Apr 2018 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2667
Views: 410705

Re: Military Flight Safety

I think the helo was in trouble before it landed
by shiv
03 Apr 2018 22:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

I think the paper says they came from Iran. Not from the BMAC (Bactria/Balkh)
by shiv
03 Apr 2018 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

My edited comments on the paper have not been published - but I am hoping they will appear. Or else I will make them public in various ways. One point is what Vagheesh said to me "Since steppe genes are common to everyone from Delhi to Dublin, and IE genes are common from Delhi to Dublin, it me...
by shiv
03 Apr 2018 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

Yes, but what is plausibly hypothetical becomes much less plausible with even one paper, if the paper is correct . One has to account for all the language families, so one would have to say that they all developed on the way out of Africa 40K years ago. You probably know that in terms of science 1....
by shiv
03 Apr 2018 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

The argument that genes do not correlate with language is a truism; but can it work in this case? We'd have to postulate that there was a diffusion of Sanskrit or its precursors without movement of people from North India into Iran, BMAC and Steppes long before the Indus Valley Civilization (and fr...
by shiv
03 Apr 2018 20:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

The new 'findings' fit AIT to a 'T'. To me that's suspicious. 1. Timelines of steppe people into India - check 2. South Indians are IVC people - check 3. South Indian (Dravidian) languages are from IVC And of course 4. Aryan people from steppe brought Samskrit to India. Iravatham Mahadevan and Asko...
by shiv
03 Apr 2018 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5411
Views: 1049048

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

Stupid Indians being reactive as usual. This time reacting to something that has not occured at all. https://m.timesofindia.com/india/india-bracing-for-a-hot-summer-on-china-front-after-doklam-crisis/amp_articleshow/63586109.cms?__twitter_impression=true Should we not be pro active and do things in ...
by shiv
03 Apr 2018 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

Please put your comments on the site of the Abstract itself as I have done https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/03/31/292581 Doc, They don't seem to have published your comment Take 2: All credit to the discussion moderators. They requested me via email to edit out the more unsavoury comments...
by shiv
02 Apr 2018 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

Please put your comments on the site of the Abstract itself as I have done https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/03/31/292581 Doc, They don't seem to have published your comment :D Give them a day. My comments were less scathing - but still - can't say. Anyhow I had an interaction with author ...
by shiv
02 Apr 2018 11:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1045835

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

"Top third" is an assessment like 85% of reports about damage to the Arihant are false. Let me guess what a pilot would mean by "top third' versus what I usually see BRFites consider as top . A combat aircraft pilot is in BRF lore someone who wants to drop the maximum number of bombs ...
by shiv
02 Apr 2018 11:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

What puzzles me most about the paper: Ok. WTF is ASI/ANI "FORMED" supposed to mean? ASI & ANI are not limited liability corporations. They are not groups of people who one day (3000 BCE) came together & said... "ok, this bunch speaks shuddh IE, this other bunch speaks some un...
by shiv
02 Apr 2018 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

Interesting map in the paper above. http://arunsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/04/map-from-genomic-formation-of-south-and.html It's a bullshit map that takes from David Anthony While I wait for my own talk on this to appear online here are posts previously made on BRF In his book, “The Horse, the wheel ...
by shiv
02 Apr 2018 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

I also added Replying to my own post: I forgot to mention that this paper makes statistical predictions about the entire Indian subcontinent with zero samples from IVC or anything east or south of that. The closest "south Asia" samples are from Swat in Pakistan. Swat is closer to "Tur...
by shiv
02 Apr 2018 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5295
Views: 608180

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

Arun/RoyG: My comments on Arun's blog Arun this paper has some the following issues which I find interesting 1. The linguistics dates of IE spread are taken from David Anthony (ref no 46) that I have shown elsewhere to be patently fake and contrived. My paper will appear in due course. 2. This paper...
by shiv
01 Apr 2018 22:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1045835

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

My guess on the top 3 - SU30MKI, Mig 29 UPG, Tejas, M2k un-upgraded.....or SU30MKI, M2K upgraded, Tejas, Mig29 uph Abhibhushan's note said "it will easily be within the top third of the list." Note the top third rather than top 3. How many types of fighters do we have? Su 30 MiG 29 Mirage...
by shiv
01 Apr 2018 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 231973

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

but but but but but - people are telling me that LOC/LAC/border can be kept safe with drones.

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