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by shiv
07 Aug 2001 07:20
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 49052

Re: The Road to World Power

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jairaj:<BR><B>, but the people must have an inclination to sports in the first place. <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P> http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ubb/smile.gif - I get the picture. Just saw "Lagaan" - the killer ins...
by shiv
05 Aug 2001 10:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 49052

Re: The Road to World Power

Calvin - you have stated someting on a subject that is difficult IMHO to give a "black and white" - govt vs private opinion on.<P>I would guess that both GOI and pvt enterprise are needed. <P>Let me quote the example of Bangalore. Rich businessmen, industrialists and doctors have access to clubs in ...
by shiv
04 Aug 2001 07:55
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 49052

Re: The Road to World Power

I think there is a big difference between just "sports" and modern day competetive sport.<P>Sports for sports sake defines the Indian involvement in sport, but to shine and win one needs a formal system in which:<P>1)It is relatively easy for a young enthusiast to play the sport of his choice<P>2)Co...
by shiv
30 Jul 2001 21:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 49052

Re: The Road to World Power

Kevin - I see this as an Indian psychological problem - though I have read that some Chinese have some similar hang-ups on some Chinese websites.<P>China is doing things that it wants to and needs to do. India is doing the things that it wants to and needs to do. It irritates me to be told constantl...
by shiv
30 Jul 2001 07:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 49052

Re: The Road to World Power

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Matthew:<BR><B>Washington Post - Saturaday July 28th <P>What on Earth!? <BR>How Wide a Web?<BR>Percent of Population using the web.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>New maths?<P>6 million out of 1 billion = 0.05%??<P>Si...
by shiv
29 Jul 2001 08:42
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 49052

Re: The Road to World Power

<a href="http://www.ndtv.com/tech/showtech.asp?slug=India+five+years+ahead+of+China+in+IT&id=51">Go backwards</> to emulate China
by shiv
27 Jul 2001 07:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran-II Yield
Replies: 33
Views: 10892

Re: Pokhran-II Yield

Just a litlle nudge to all to consider what Sanjay has suggested
by shiv
23 Jul 2001 10:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran-II Yield
Replies: 33
Views: 10892

Re: Pokhran-II Yield

I agree with Neshant. In fact I would go further and say that many independant(sic) sources have confirmed to me personally that in fact no nukes were tested at all. It's all a big bluff. <P>Why worry? Why constantly excoriate this topic in the hope that time will rewind itself and someone will actu...
by shiv
20 Jul 2001 07:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Aerospace Industry Developments
Replies: 50
Views: 26011

Re: Indian Aerospace Industry Developments

This news item fits in here - the HJT may be our AJT?<P>Vick<BR> Member <BR> posted 18-07-2001 14:56 <P> A small piece on the IAF and the trainer problems<BR> <A HREF="http://www.the-week.com/21jul22/events2.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.the-week.com/21jul22/events2.htm</A>
by shiv
19 Jul 2001 07:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 49052

Re: The Road to World Power

I'll tell you where I would give an arm to watch India catch up with China - even halfway.<P>Sport. China has a lot of hidden rubbish IMO, but you can't dispute the glint of gold medals.
by shiv
18 Jul 2001 07:27
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 49052

Re: The Road to World Power

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Matthew:<BR><B>In world power how would India rank? Will India ever surpass China?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>What bothers me about the question is the shameless manner in which China is used as the yardstick to surpa...
by shiv
17 Jul 2001 07:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 49052

Re: The Road to World Power

Only one comment for now - and that would put this discussion outside this forum if I continue.<P>Let me put it this way Matthew. Can you check the wetaher outside your window and tell me what the weather is like outside mine? Talking of population is a bit like that - and if you lie about your weat...
by shiv
16 Jul 2001 07:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Aerospace Industry Developments
Replies: 50
Views: 26011

Re: Indian Aerospace Industry Developments

Project "Vetrivel". An interesting name - because it is straight from Tamil. I hadn't heard the word until I learned some Tamil. Don't know if it is just a name - "Vetri" means victory I think.
by shiv
13 Jul 2001 17:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more
Replies: 39
Views: 21203

Re: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Harish_Kumar:<BR><B><BR>DRDO should develop weapons which enable us to fight and win wars,not add to our pride and to compensate our image of a poor country.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Harish Kumar - I presume your...
by shiv
13 Jul 2001 09:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more
Replies: 39
Views: 21203

Re: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more

Doyle Baretto - I wouldn't read too much into that picture. The picture itself looks totally different from the "mock up" they had at Aero India 1998 (phot on B-R)<P>I think they have a "concept", and not a design - and they have patented the concept as a pre-emptive measure. I really need to dig in...
by shiv
04 Jul 2001 21:56
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India and the NMD-2
Replies: 66
Views: 28048

Re: India and the NMD-2

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by acharya:<BR><B> <BR>I am bringing this here since there is no thread on China now. There should always be one( Admins).<P> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Why don't you start one?<P>
by shiv
03 Jul 2001 06:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more
Replies: 39
Views: 21203

Re: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more

This news item fits in here I suppose ..<P>neeraj<BR> New Member <BR> posted 02-07-2001 13:57 <P> <A HREF="http://www.stratmag.com/page02.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.stratmag.com/page02.htm</A> <P><BR>200 Km Agni??
by shiv
01 Jul 2001 19:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 31583

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

This has been discusssed before. <P>Nevertheless - check it out<P>"Sounding out snipers"<P> <A HREF="http://www.sciam.com/2001/0701issue/0701patents.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.sciam.com/2001/0701issue/0701patents.html</A>
by shiv
17 Jun 2001 15:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 32375

Re: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion

Yes!<P>Recorded the launch clip in the weekly news summmary. You'll soon see a clip on B-R.<P> <A HREF="http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/clips/brahmbr.mpeg" TARGET=_blank>www.bharat-rakshak.com/clips/brahmbr.mpeg</A> <p>[This message has been edited by shiv (edited 18-06-2001).]
by shiv
17 Jun 2001 12:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 32375

Re: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion

I can imagine why an air launched brahmos may be smaller and lighter than the one that was tested. No need for a launch rocket. No need for all those rocket motors to change from vertical to horizontal. No need for a protective nose cap to be blown off the air intake.
by shiv
17 Jun 2001 08:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 31583

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

Mohan Raju - the quote is in the first post of this thread - although it is qualified by the words "I have read sometimes that" - Israeli snipers suck. <P>Good to have a disclaimer while making any generalization - eg "I have heard that US snipers suck"<P>"What?"<P>"Yes, I believe they suck Polo min...
by shiv
14 Jun 2001 20:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 31583

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

What are the requirements for a good sniper rifle? My guesses:<P>1)I would guess that one needs to use materials that do not warp/bend change shape just that wee bit due to temperature changes from use.<P>2)The instrument needs to be finely balanced so that even the movement of a bullet within the b...
by shiv
14 Jun 2001 15:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 31583

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Neshant Sajen:<BR><B><BR>The rifle was mounted on very stable tripod and even then, I don't see how a bullet can travel straight over such a long distance. Did the shooter compensate for the drop in trajectory... ...
by shiv
14 Jun 2001 09:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 32375

Re: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion

Super video grabs of the launch on NDTV. The sequence seems to be:<P>1)Vertical launch<BR>2)Rocket fires to tilt the missile to one side<BR>3)Secondary rockets fire to stop/steady the tilt/rotation probably to prevent somersaulting of the missile.<BR>4)Nose cone blasts off. Something else also blast...
by shiv
14 Jun 2001 09:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 31583

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

eQUOTE]Originally posted by Mahadev:<BR><B>Ah! A fine topic. The secret is in the breathing. </B>[/QUOTE]<P>I saw an interview with a sniper (not Indian)<P>Yes, breathing, but heartbeat as well. He described the aiming process as "Relax, aim, breathe, heartbeat, shoot"<P>Holding a breath is useless ...
by shiv
10 Jun 2001 13:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A detailed overview of Indian defence products
Replies: 17
Views: 9364

Re: A detailed overview of Indian defence products

Good sleuth work. In any case this should also be listed as one more website in abhijit's list.<P>
by shiv
23 May 2001 12:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India and the NMD-2
Replies: 66
Views: 28048

Re: India and the NMD-2

A must read from Nalapat!<P>OCRed from TOI 23 May 2001<P>WHY NMD SHOULD COME AS GOOD NEWS FOR INDIA<BR>M.D. Nalapat<BR>The Nuclear Nonproliferation 'Ireaty (NpT), recently extended "into eternity", resembles a mansion with five wings, containing China Russia, France, the UK and the US. Each of the f...
by shiv
21 May 2001 09:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India and the NMD-2
Replies: 66
Views: 28048

Re: India and the NMD-2

What China probably means is pretty much what Tim Hoyt suggested in his post - i.e the sort of capability the US may acquire with its proposed NMD.<P>However, from the Indian viewpoint, getting reassurancs from the US that its NMD technology will not be used against us in any way is an essential but...
by shiv
17 May 2001 22:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India and the NMD-2
Replies: 66
Views: 28048

Re: India and the NMD-2

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tim:<BR><B>Also, the architecture associated with NMD will enable substantial anti-space capabilities, and will increase the US ability to interfere in regional conflicts. That may not be something all Indians thi...
by shiv
17 May 2001 07:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India and the NMD-2
Replies: 66
Views: 28048

Re: India and the NMD-2

Could someone explain something to me please?<P>We have had endless discussions on the Akash and the radar that goes with it (Rajendra?) and the S 300 and Indian efforts to put up some form of rudimentary ABM shield.<P>In what way is this different in concept and intent from the US ABM plan? How doe...
by shiv
05 May 2001 22:40
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 52697

Re: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

WOW!!<P>What a thread!!<P>Thanks
by shiv
19 Apr 2001 07:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites
Replies: 31
Views: 10865

Re: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jagan:<BR><B> <BR>Shiv, If you can link to harshvardhan's 1962 War site, I think we will have a complete picture.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thanks - will do<P>
by shiv
15 Apr 2001 06:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites
Replies: 31
Views: 10865

Re: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites

One of my sites updated.<P>In order to fill what I saw as a lacuna on the net and a general lack of awareness of what all these wars India had with Pakistan were about I have revamped an old existing site of mine (from a slow loading one) to one in which I have summarized info about indo Pak wars. P...
by shiv
12 Apr 2001 08:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites
Replies: 31
Views: 10865

Re: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites

Could someone please point out to me sites that deal with the history of the 47, 65 and 71 wars. There aren't that many AFAIK.
by shiv
10 Apr 2001 18:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites
Replies: 31
Views: 10865

Re: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites

<a href="http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Orbit/1038/kargil.htm">New Video clip</a> (third clip from top) of a PGM hitting a mountaintop Northern Flight Infantry bunker. Actually the clip is not new - but after the fact was pointed out to me I enlarged it and you can see at least two men runni...
by shiv
29 Mar 2001 22:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites
Replies: 31
Views: 10865

Re: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites

OK folks - why not help Abhijit check out these sites so that we can identify Paki sites looking for popularity as Indian sites - like Puki run "Indian" restaurants in various parts of the world.
by shiv
29 Mar 2001 07:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites
Replies: 31
Views: 10865

Re: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites

Arre Wah!<P>What an effort - an eminently archivable work.
by shiv
21 Feb 2001 07:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A profile of the Jammu & Kashmir police
Replies: 9
Views: 7094

Re: A profile of the Jammu & Kashmir police

Thanks for the informative effort Vikram. In our discussions of gun barrels, missiles and delta wings we tend to leave the ground and miss what's going on there.<P>Good work.
by shiv
16 Jan 2001 08:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 153
Views: 46609

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Skanhai:<BR><B>Does anybody knows why the LCA flew with the undercarrage down?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The first flight was essentially to prove a whole lot of things - not the least of which I suppose was the abil...
by shiv
09 Jan 2001 21:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 153
Views: 46609

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

"Just before lift-off Kothiyal turned the engine's after-burner on for additional thrust and the LCA thundered into the firmament. " <P><BR>In "Weapons of Peace" Chengappa's dramatization was exciting to read - but this sounds suspicious - the afterburner would have been on from the beginning - no ...

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