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by Ashutosh
15 Jan 2003 08:32
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Time to rethink NFU
Replies: 224
Views: 77258

Re: Time to rethink NFU

Originally posted by sunil sainis: Looks to me like the Pakistanis used the weapon regardless of India's "ambigious" nuclear status. And yet sadly enough, we have AOC-in-C expecting them packees to behave "rationally" ! It is unlikely that Pakistan will ever take such an irrational step; the chance...
by Ashutosh
03 Jan 2003 09:22
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Time to rethink NFU
Replies: 224
Views: 77258

Re: Time to rethink NFU

shiv, that site is really interesting. Do read my post in the TSP News and discussion folder.
by Ashutosh
03 Jan 2003 08:04
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Time to rethink NFU
Replies: 224
Views: 77258

Re: Time to rethink NFU

This is an interesting site ... there's more stuff in the archives too ...

India to Review “No-First-Use” Nuclear Weapons Doctrine

http://www.islam-online.net/english/news/2003-01/02/article11.shtml
by Ashutosh
02 Jan 2003 12:57
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Time to rethink NFU
Replies: 224
Views: 77258

Re: Time to rethink NFU

NFU expands to a lot of combinations when it comes to usage of nuclear weapons:
1) NFU - No First Use.
2) No Farking Use.
3) Not meant For U.
4) Not me, First U.

Hope that helps.
by Ashutosh
28 Nov 2002 00:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?
Replies: 53
Views: 24614

Re: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?

Originally posted by shiv: Likewise I can't recall the number of times I've stepped on dung produced by the uncles/aunts/parents /grandparents of your cattle while I watched Liberators, Super Connies, Vampires, Canberras and later MiG 21s in Pune. Quite apart from this Pune was instrumental in deve...
by Ashutosh
27 Nov 2002 06:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?
Replies: 53
Views: 24614

Re: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?

As an addendum to my post above, I must add that my interest in defence matters was largely driven by personal interest than influence of others. To highlight the fact are some of other possible influences that weren't: 1) One uncle was in Maratha Light Infantry, he fought in 1947-48 and 1962. 2) An...
by Ashutosh
26 Nov 2002 04:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?
Replies: 53
Views: 24614

Re: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?

(1) Why are you interested in defense/security issues, especially those relating to India? For fun, comparing techonolgoy wise. I am proud of Lohegaon AFB, since it houses India's might (Mig-29, Jag IM, Su-30M, and now Su-30MKI). (2) How (or when) did you get interested in defense matters? I wanted ...
by Ashutosh
12 Aug 2002 03:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks
Replies: 111
Views: 44046

Re: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks

Just found a link to one of the earliest prototypes of Arjun:
http://www.jed.simonides.org/tanks/alpha/arjun_series/prototype/arjunproto_001.jpg
Might be appropriate for the Images Gallery, dunno about the copyright.
by Ashutosh
05 Aug 2002 03:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks
Replies: 111
Views: 44046

Re: The state of the armor - Indian and Pak tanks

Originally posted by saam: Hi Guys Can any of "informed" guys can make an objective and honest analysis of war with TSP sometime this winter. My goals would be 1. Creation of Sindhudesh, Pashtoland, liberation of Kashmir, 2. Liberate our brethren in Pakistan by a Total elimination of terrorist army...
by Ashutosh
13 Jul 2002 00:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 72011

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by Rangudu: I have scanned the JoMO article on Tank Ex that was on their March 2002 issue. (2 JPEGs ) If anyone is interested, pls email me at rangudu@fastmail.fm Guys, I might be wrong, but to my bare-naked eye, the turrent on the Tank-EX has a sloping frontal face, as against th...
by Ashutosh
13 Jul 2002 00:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 72011

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by Mike: 1) That means 600 Pak tanks have modern, fire-on-the-move, TI-equipped FCS while India possess only 100 such tanks (the recently delivered T-90's). 2) You make a good point which I'm sure you know I already agree with. I've been saying this for a long time myself. India s...
by Ashutosh
12 Jul 2002 04:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 72011

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by Praneet_N: 124 Arjuns MK1(Of which im still not sure how many might be diverted to Bhim and if this is the version that passed the 2000 trials) License production or imports of ~650 trannys for Arjuns. Does this mean that we have some inclination as to whether the german 1400 M...
by Ashutosh
11 Jul 2002 22:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 72011

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by livingzodiac: The suspension being the best part of the tank no doubt. I remember that the first prototypes had hydro-pneumatic suspension, and the army complained about it for some reason. (I guess it was about firing on the move). Then 2 models were built/converted to use tor...
by Ashutosh
11 Jul 2002 22:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 72011

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by harryvandeusan: also 50 % of Iraqi tanks were in dug in position and were taken out by PGMs from air.the incident he is referring too i think it was an F-16 which destroyed 23 T-72's better check up. In one post you say the Abrams destroyed the T-72s, and in the other you say F...
by Ashutosh
28 Jun 2002 04:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 72011

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Originally posted by advitya: You dont need the IAF to take them on in the region. No, you have to think harder. TSP army is 0.65 million. Plus they have NLI, Mujahid battalions, which are basically army units with different payscales, etc., but equipment seems to be same (more inputs here please)....
by Ashutosh
28 Jun 2002 03:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)
Replies: 248
Views: 72011

Re: Arjun – To be or not to be (?)

Nice thread. One part missed was the consultation with Krauss-Maffei Wegman. Rudra, the issue about the Army wanting ERA was discussed in the "T-72s in Chechnya thread" ... Rudra, at the same time you are right on target - TSP is arming it's Army to teeth while letting it's PAF/PN rot (let's say neg...
by Ashutosh
25 Jun 2002 05:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army
Replies: 42
Views: 16663

Re: New Artillery Division raised for the Indian Army

Originally posted by Rudra Singha: http://www.denel.co.za/liw/weapons/T6.htm LIW says they have successfully put the huge turret and 52cal gun on a T-72 chassis. This was something that Vickers failed to in mid-90s during IA trials. Might open up a cost-reduction option to convert older T-72s to th...
by Ashutosh
20 Jun 2002 07:05
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan - Epicenter of Terrorism
Replies: 33
Views: 16327

Re: Pakistan - Epicenter of Terrorism

Originally posted by narayanan:

The U.S. has allocated $34 million for madrassa reform during the current fiscal year.
Now now ... this is a direct funding and abetting of cross-border terrorism by the USA against India ... how and when did this happen?
by Ashutosh
25 Apr 2002 23:27
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indianness - a (simple?) survey
Replies: 117
Views: 48633

Re: Indianness - a (simple?) survey

Originally posted by shiv: Are you Indian? - Yes. If yes, why do you say that? What makes you Indian? What constitutes Indianness? - Indian Passport. Indianness means that I had to bribe the postman 10 bucks for delivering my passport. If this question is easy to answer, let me ratchet up the diffi...

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