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by shiv
07 Jan 2001 13:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 153
Views: 46609

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

Somebody on the forum - was it Neil - kept hollering that the first flight LCA carries missiles. Well - he was dead right - it did carry dummy missiles.<P>Check this out(area enlarged)<P> Image
by shiv
06 Jan 2001 08:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA ground run & some other questions
Replies: 101
Views: 50707

Re: LCA ground run & some other questions

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Spinster:<BR><B>Is The LCA dimensionally closer to <P>III) was there a voice communication from the pilot to ground/other a/c during the test flight. would he be reading out the instrumentation or his perception o...
by shiv
05 Jan 2001 07:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 153
Views: 46609

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

Has someone already posted this - a good knowledgeable anlysis:<P> <A HREF="http://www.the-hindu.com/stories/0205000d.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.the-hindu.com/stories/0205000d.htm</A> <P> The adequacy of the LCA's flight control laws and their software implementation in all<BR> situations will be...
by shiv
11 Aug 2000 11:33
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Nuke angle to Kargil crisis
Replies: 32
Views: 19711

Re: Nuke angle to Kargil crisis

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by shiv
06 Aug 2000 08:21
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Nuke angle to Kargil crisis
Replies: 32
Views: 19711

Re: Nuke angle to Kargil crisis

"Can you please specify what you mean by controlled ? Controlled as in "not panicky" ?"<P>Yes controlled as in not panicky - and, more importantly, that there actually WAS a response from India, as opposed to no reaction, knowledge or suspicion at all. We will never know who panicked and who didn't ...
by shiv
06 Aug 2000 07:29
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Nuke angle to Kargil crisis
Replies: 32
Views: 19711

Re: Nuke angle to Kargil crisis

IMHO it is virtually certain that the much publicised "4 Prithvis and 1 Agni" news is more for public consumption and morale reasons that an actual revelation of the exact plans. Nobody is going to give away exact preparations for a crisis such as this, and even details of Pakistani preparedness may...
by shiv
21 Jul 2000 21:47
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Warbirds of India - Please add any details
Replies: 26
Views: 19119

Re: Warbirds of India - Please add any details

rahulm September is fine for me - and perhaps you could also get Jagan pics of the Seahawk, MiG 21 and the Ouragan (I think) standing in the corners of the field.<BR>
by shiv
21 Jul 2000 18:44
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Warbirds of India - Please add any details
Replies: 26
Views: 19119

Re: Warbirds of India - Please add any details

Jagan - I clearly remember seeing a SeaHawk at NDA. <P>rahulm - If you have access to NDA I need you do do me a great favour please.<P>NDA has two tanks - a Sherman and a Patton and I have good, recent (May 2000) photos of both. But each tank has a little board in front with a description of the his...
by shiv
19 Jul 2000 09:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?
Replies: 45
Views: 16479

Re: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?

"By the way Fanne, with regards to hi-vs.-low altitude tactics, in practice I can guarantee you that the IAF would be better off staying at high altitude."<P>During the Kosovo conflict there were some reports of differing tactics preferred in the air attack doctrines of the US and European air arms....
by shiv
15 Jul 2000 11:33
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

Mumbai disaster management plans fail:<P> <A HREF="http://www.the-hindu.com/stories/0215000g.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.the-hindu.com/stories/0215000g.htm</A> <P>quote:<P> "Disaster management fails to work <P> By Mahesh Vijapurkar <P> MUMBAI, JULY 14. It took the massive Latur earthquake of 1993...
by shiv
13 Jul 2000 07:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 & Balderdash
Replies: 55
Views: 24495

Re: MiG-21 & Balderdash

Fellow admin bhaiyas (an bahens - just in case)- to coin a new phrase. We are looking at archive material here. Kindly brush the dust off a few personal hard disks as well.
by shiv
12 Jul 2000 07:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

There is no harm and plenty of good in developing disaster management resources in any city including Mumbai.<P>One of the problems I see in developing specifically post-nuclear attack management within a city is the unpredictabilty of where a nuke may hit. One cannot assume that a missile will be r...
by shiv
11 Jul 2000 15:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

Sunil - I had a look at kanak's link. It basically summarizes what I found in very great detail on other sites - and I have downloaded those whole sites for ready reference. <P>The distances are interesting - and they are for a 20 megaton bomb on an Americal city. It is likely that the distances wil...
by shiv
10 Jul 2000 15:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

Quote from one reference:<P>""If the dose rate 1 hour after an explosion is 1000 R/hr, it would take about 2 weeks for the dose rate to be reduced to 1 R/hrsolely as a result of radioactive decay. Weathering effects will reduce the dose rate further,' for example, rain can wash fallout particles fro...
by shiv
09 Jul 2000 06:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Akash and its nuclear payload
Replies: 55
Views: 15955

Re: Akash and its nuclear payload

OK OK folks. If you keep telling me that TSPAF is the best - I will eventually start believing it.<P>So EVERYONE, including that news item about the second test says "nuclear and conventional payload"<P>If there were a 0.2 kT warhead - I think it would be no use as an ASM. I suppose it could have so...
by shiv
08 Jul 2000 20:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

Sorry Narayanan - and thanks for pointing out a typo - the ratio (.7 per thou) is hospital beds per thousand - and not hospitals per thousand as I have written . The reference was taken from a standard textbook that I own. My apologies to all who have to get confused by a silly typo.
by shiv
08 Jul 2000 17:04
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

Sunil - you ramana and other admins will receive a draft fairly soon - I am redoing parts based on the discussion here.<P>Triage is a patient prioritizing system that has to be resorted to in situations where massive numbers of injured people are being brought in to an area with limited resources. T...
by shiv
08 Jul 2000 07:34
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

Sunil I shall certainly email you with a draft of what I am writing up.<P>I believe that in the eventof a nuclear bomb blast over say Bombay (or Bangalore - where I live - since discussion of an event over Mumbai seems upsetting to some) will have effects on two levels.<P>1) The effect on the people...
by shiv
07 Jul 2000 12:26
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

Sunil - I may want to haggle with you over the nitty gritty - but I can't agree with you more over this:<P> I have been SCREAMING.. for a NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY in INDIA for atleast 2 YEARS NOW! <P>India is blessed (cursed?) with yearly floods, cyclones, draughts and chemical disasters...
by shiv
07 Jul 2000 09:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

"It is likely that a severe bout of communal violence will break out in many places. As the time goes on and scarce resources find their way into the city. Communities may clash over the distribution of these resources resulting in violence. Criminal elements ever present in Bombay will very futilel...
by shiv
07 Jul 2000 08:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

Indeed Calvin - I think you are right - though these thoughts/opinions would not fall within the purvey of someone talking abot the medical aspects of nuclear war.<P>I think more can be done with regard to the spread of industrialization to outlying areas. It would not be difficult to set up medium ...
by shiv
07 Jul 2000 08:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

Narayanan - no such proposals exist. In a country where urban medical care does not follow any centrally planned system such a scheme is currently un-implementable IMHO.<P>However, I have been overdosing myself on references about this stuff - and it appears that evacuation to outlying areas is the ...
by shiv
07 Jul 2000 07:11
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

"do the major metro hospitals have the setup to treat large numbers of people for radiation poisoning, bone-marrow transplants etc ? "<P>Guru - I'm working on this subject but the short answer is no. No country in the world has the setup to treat that large a number of casualties in the time window ...
by shiv
06 Jul 2000 21:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

"I think there is nothing wrong in scaring Indians of the effect of nuclear weapons. It's better if we know what happens, than to be oblivious to it or be ignorant of the facts."<P>True - and I think an important fallout (pun unintended) of such a discussion is to make potential adversaries aware of...
by shiv
06 Jul 2000 12:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Akash and its nuclear payload
Replies: 55
Views: 15955

Re: Akash and its nuclear payload

This is garbage reporting - I was going to post it as a humor news item but you beat me to it. <P>There is another funny photo in the news however - a "Trishul Tanker" - whatever that means - TOI Bangalore 6th July. Sorry about the poor scan quality - handheld hurried scan at 160V and 37Hz mains vol...
by shiv
06 Jul 2000 08:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

Hey Hey Hey Hey - don't shoot me - I'm only the piano player.<P>Whatever the reason for the writer of the article to have decided to write about it - I must say that he has spent a few minutes or hours looking at some local Indian data - which is a good staring point. Of course, and major part of hi...
by shiv
05 Jul 2000 20:59
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ
Replies: 39
Views: 13574

Re: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ

On second thoughts - I think we must put up some links/separate info on survival.
by shiv
05 Jul 2000 20:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ
Replies: 39
Views: 13574

Re: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ

Calvin - that is a good idea - and as you know I'm working on something. I need to obtain certain regional data on India - and this includes some census material.<P>A general overview is easy to make - but it would merely be a mirror of readily available open source info.
by shiv
03 Jul 2000 21:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 27180

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

"Shiv: What are your comments regarding this"<P>What are my comments!!??<P>Wow - this is the single best Indian reference I have come across yet. It is easy to beat about the bush on this subject and write a general and non-commital outline. Justice cannot be done to the subject until real facts are...
by shiv
02 Jul 2000 08:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 & Balderdash
Replies: 55
Views: 24495

Re: MiG-21 & Balderdash

Calvin I'm sure that is "our" Jagan, and I think Balderdash has a guestbook entry under his real name.<P>cy_baru - as always - all such topix are welcome - but perhaps one at a time. If you are able to make up a scenario yourself and post it as a short article (two paragraphs, perhaps) for comments ...
by shiv
02 Jul 2000 07:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 & Balderdash
Replies: 55
Views: 24495

Re: MiG-21 & Balderdash

Thanks for posting the link cy-baru. The thread is a must read for all B-R aviation enthusiasts.<P>I find the following comment by Balderdash interesting:<P>" Why the IAF still keeps MiG-21s around- in IAF doctrine, the Fishbed is no longer primarily meant to take on the PAF- for that, there are eno...
by shiv
29 Jun 2000 07:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ
Replies: 39
Views: 13574

Re: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ

Q. What is the command and control structure for nuclear weapons? Whose finger is on button and what is the top-down hierarchy of control (e.g. PM gets wiped out in 1st strike)<P>This information becomes useless if it is known to the public. Nothing is known other than references to reports in which...
by shiv
23 Jun 2000 07:20
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ
Replies: 39
Views: 13574

Re: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ

Thanks for the feedback Calvin. The necessary modifications can be made in due course - many of the FAQ answers were off the cuff statements tilted towards conservatism - being non-commital where controversial statements or opposing arguments have been made.<P>Another question:<P>Does India have ICB...
by shiv
22 Jun 2000 21:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ
Replies: 39
Views: 13574

Re: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ

I quote here from Dr. Badri-Maharaj's earlier message that was posted on another thread<P>"The Agni-2 - again sending back a lot of telemetric data - was tested to<BR>around 2100km. Actual range is some 3000km with a 1000kg payload - intended<BR>for the 200kT boosted-fission warhead that has been pr...
by shiv
22 Jun 2000 07:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ
Replies: 39
Views: 13574

Re: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ

Point taken Calvin - I was trying to make a point myself - with wrong figures.<P>Would anyone care to put up brief answers to Sunil Sainis' questions:<P>1) Why does india not support the cause of nuclear disarmament by signing the CTBT? <P>2) What nuclear treaties has india signed?<P>3) What is a gr...
by shiv
21 Jun 2000 22:22
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ
Replies: 39
Views: 13574

Re: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ

By sheer coincidence - I just found this email from Dr. Sanjay Badri-Maharaj in my Inbox:<P>I know you've seen Dr. Chidambaram's comments regarding the fact that 'only <BR>one' of the devices tested at Pokharan in May 1998 was a weapon.<P>This might not be much use now, but I think it is useful that...
by shiv
21 Jun 2000 22:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ
Replies: 39
Views: 13574

Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ

Every time there is some "news" about the Indian nuclear weapons program there seems to be "surprise", "fear", "doubt", "jubilation" and other emotional responses from forum members and a lot of threads seem to end up as being exercises in "stroking" where fears are comforted and assuaged or anger v...
by shiv
11 Dec 1999 07:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: IAF vs PAF: Some observations on attrition
Replies: 24
Views: 11136

Re: IAF vs PAF: Some observations on attrition

Good work rupak<P>While it is painful to have to compare ourselves with the piddly terrorist state, it is unfortunately necessary to do so in the interest of truth - at least to reveal to the Pakistanis that there is a concept known as the "the truth"<P>
by shiv
09 Dec 1999 15:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Chagai tests and the PU sample
Replies: 20
Views: 8137

Re: Chagai tests and the PU sample

Congrats ramama - you ought to get a prize for putting up the maximum number of meaningful messages contributing massively in improving the signal-noise ratio on this forum.
by shiv
23 Nov 1999 09:22
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: PA Corps Structure and Commanders
Replies: 49
Views: 27746

Re: PA Corps Structure and Commanders

Please don't forget to keep spare copies of this thread on individual HHDs - just in case!!

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