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by Ashutosh
03 Sep 2003 21:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 63818

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

Originally posted by rvaidya: PAK NUKE PLANS __NO FREEZE No freeze in N-plan: Musharraf ... Musharraf "dismissed any talk of freeze or roll-back as irrelevant, outdated and totally false", a statement issued by the Pakistan military said. The President who chaired a meeting of the National Command ...
by Ashutosh
01 Sep 2003 08:55
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 63818

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

Then couple of questions here: 1) What is the relevance of the timing (February 20, 2003) to the Zia-isation of Mushaf Ali Mir? 2) N^3, if the US can ask the Pakistani junta to keep the US out of the terrorism target but run riot elsewhere ... my question is why would the US allow TSP to run riot an...
by Ashutosh
29 Aug 2003 23:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 63818

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

kgoan, Pakistan exists only on paper. The very fact that we can't talk about Pakistan without bringing in the analogy of several quarrelling wimmen over some wierd issue is another way of saying that TSP ceases to exist as an independant state. What they are quarreling about seems to be the big ques...
by Ashutosh
29 Aug 2003 23:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 63818

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

Another non-redline is sale of arms to India?
by Ashutosh
29 Aug 2003 09:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 63818

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

N^3, if one were to adopt your logic, do you think the elimination of Mushy solves a lot of problems? For a while let's think Mushy doesn't exist, with all the other people and events surrounding them with their relationships intact. And then work onwards to figure out what happens. I am having a ha...
by Ashutosh
27 Aug 2003 09:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 News & Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 31000

Re: MiG-21 News & Discussion

Basically it says "Bite me. DDM alert."
by Ashutosh
16 Aug 2003 10:16
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak on Rediff
Replies: 40
Views: 20482

Re: Bharat Rakshak on Rediff

Seetal spends wonly 2 hours on BRF? With such low mileage, he might even get banned! :D

And here are some nutcases who spend close to 10 hours on BRF ...
by Ashutosh
03 Jul 2003 21:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Manning the Siachen Glacier
Replies: 126
Views: 56628

Re: Manning the Siachen Glacier

Jagan and Naidu, the maps are from 1955 IIRC, and I guess the peaks in that area were named/renamed later repeatedly from both sides? So the names we know of might not appear on it word for word. Sunil, amazing, isn't it? I guess they have such maps for each and every country. I was looking at my ho...
by Ashutosh
02 Jul 2003 06:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Manning the Siachen Glacier
Replies: 126
Views: 56628

Re: Manning the Siachen Glacier

What happened to manku's post? Anyways, the correct images are NI43-4 and NI43-8. Thanks to manku!
by Ashutosh
02 Jul 2003 06:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Manning the Siachen Glacier
Replies: 126
Views: 56628

Re: Manning the Siachen Glacier

Looks like the US Army maintains an extensive set of 1:250000 scale maps of India. One thing that is interesting is that the most important NJ43-16 portion that covers the Saltoro-Siachen-Karakoram area is missing from that collection (the NJ43-15 portion is available, though - till the Skamri and K...
by Ashutosh
02 Jul 2003 04:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Manning the Siachen Glacier
Replies: 126
Views: 56628

Re: Manning the Siachen Glacier

I found one map with some more details: http://www.indmount.org/Map_Siachen_Rose1998.jpg
by Ashutosh
01 Jul 2003 03:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Manning the Siachen Glacier
Replies: 126
Views: 56628

Re: Manning the Siachen Glacier

Here is some information on Siachen: SIACHEN: THE STALEMATE CONTINUES. Maybe we should also initiate a discussion on the Shaksgam treaty.
by Ashutosh
01 Jul 2003 01:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Manning the Siachen Glacier
Replies: 126
Views: 56628

Re: Manning the Siachen Glacier

I must point out that no one is answering the questions I am repeatedly asking.Why did wisdom suddenly dawn in 1983.There was enough activity by Pakistan much before that.Please see Bishwa's response above.Do you mean to say that all the corps/army commanders/chiefs were militarily incompetent befo...
by Ashutosh
30 Jun 2003 21:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Manning the Siachen Glacier
Replies: 126
Views: 56628

Re: Manning the Siachen Glacier

Absolutely brilliant thread, and wonderful contributions from everybody! Thanks to all participants ... I am learning a lot ... PS: Does anybody have a detailed map of the Siachen-Saltoro-Turtuk area? I seem to able to spot the major points like Bilafond La (Is this Bana Point?), Khapalu, Nubra and ...
by Ashutosh
31 May 2003 08:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Shaping Reality: India vs. China
Replies: 98
Views: 46597

Re: Shaping Reality: India vs. China

GD, Navy Nagar is in Colaba - south Mumbai. Depending on the time of the day, it can take anywhere between 30 min to infinity to get to Sahar. But I hear things now are getting better - with the numerous flyovers, the planned sea links and all. However, Pune to Mumbai I entered from Thane side (Nort...
by Ashutosh
31 May 2003 08:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Shaping Reality: India vs. China
Replies: 98
Views: 46597

Re: Shaping Reality: India vs. China

Originally posted by alan desouza: I know this has been discussed a lot , and China's cities have been dismissed as 'Potemken's vilages', but unless we have world class cities, image building , regardless of how many gigabit switches are designed in B'lore or how many MIT Phds are indian, [b]will n...
by Ashutosh
28 May 2003 08:04
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 Revisited
Replies: 33
Views: 19005

Re: Aero India 2003 Revisited

Harry boss aapke charan dikhao :)

As always - awesome stuff!!!

PS: Some pictures are quite underexposed. You might also want to think about using warmup filters.
by Ashutosh
24 May 2003 23:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 58138

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

Jagan, nice pics. Minor correction - pic 5 is an Indra on top of an Ashok Leyland Cheetah, not a Tatra.
by Ashutosh
24 May 2003 10:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 319
Views: 62580

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Jagan, Rakesh, I've noticed the LCA Image Gallery sections haven't been updated in almost 2 years ... the most recent picture there is of KH2001 ... any reasons for not updating them with the new pictures released of all three airframes?
by Ashutosh
24 May 2003 01:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 319
Views: 62580

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Originally posted by Venkatesh: Also, I have tried to look at the pictures of LCA and Mirage 2000 to compare the two designs. People are saying that LCA is a tail less delta winged design. Even after, inspecting the two planes closes several times, I am not seeing the difference. Someone help me he...
by Ashutosh
22 May 2003 11:04
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: P V Narsimha Rao
Replies: 102
Views: 44281

Re: P V Narsimha Rao

Kaushal, maybe you are right ... however the other examples you cite have moved ahead in time. Subhash Chandra Bose was stuck in time. No fault of his, though. PS: Added later: well, maybe my reaction to the Nazi connection was because of the fact that I have read only two non-fiction non-technical ...
by Ashutosh
22 May 2003 10:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: P V Narsimha Rao
Replies: 102
Views: 44281

Re: P V Narsimha Rao

Originally posted by GGanesh: What india needed at that time was for Tilak to have survived a few more years, and VPatel and [b]Bose at the helm of India's affairs. To India's singular misfortune, we got gandhi and nehru.[/b] Subhash Chandra Bose? Till a couple of years ago, I was a die-hard fan of...
by Ashutosh
21 May 2003 09:42
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 60795

Re: Histories of Cities in India

Aren't Pataliputra, Hastinapur, Bhubaneshwar and Panipat amongst the oldest cities?
by Ashutosh
19 May 2003 09:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 58138

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

Here is a nice PDF document from Thales. It talks about Indian acquisitions, and also has some pages on the Network Centric Warfare Model: http://www.thales-communications.com/publications/view_n7.pdf
by Ashutosh
15 May 2003 11:31
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 91588

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

Just came across this Yahoo! Group: Voice of India
by Ashutosh
14 May 2003 08:06
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 91588

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

N guru it's on the first page, under the "Voice your Opinion" :eek: column ...
by Ashutosh
07 May 2003 06:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 319
Views: 62580

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Abhinav, I am not sure if you are not allowed to upload non-GIF pics, for eg, this is a JPG pic I've uploaded to mine. The patents apply the moment you save it in GIF format. I am not aware if lawsuits have been filed for use of GIFs, however it is best to stay away from that format. And about windo...
by Ashutosh
07 May 2003 05:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 319
Views: 62580

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Abhinav, try not to use GIF; but JPG, PNG and XPM are preferred. GIF has patent issues. Otherwise nice drawing.
by Ashutosh
06 May 2003 07:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 319
Views: 62580

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

The naming could have been done the way it was done for the Chandra telescope.
by Ashutosh
14 Mar 2003 09:16
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 131851

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Originally posted by Jagan:
A couple of late arrivals (from Sanjay Simha)

Mi 35 Front view
Reminds one of this Hind posted on AFM: http://www.keypublishing.com/forum/importedfiles/3e565319335c0d64.jpg

Just need to grow some plants on the runway!
by Ashutosh
14 Mar 2003 07:31
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 131851

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Originally posted by Jagan: Originally posted by Samir: [b]A side question related to CDs: I've been asked by folks in the IAF without high-speed Internet access whether it was possible to get a CD with the entire BR site dumped on to it so that they can peruse it at their leisure, pass it around (...
by Ashutosh
23 Feb 2003 23:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Significant breakthrough in Nag project
Replies: 94
Views: 22795

Re: Significant breakthrough in Nag project

Originally posted by Aditya Mandrekar: two things, will the Nag be shoulder launched too? Inshallah! That will be one helluva shoulder!!! This is good news - congratulations to all involved. IIR version might get confused in bad weather smoke/fog/rain and will miss it's target but then it will go a...
by Ashutosh
16 Feb 2003 05:11
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results
Replies: 153
Views: 64520

Re: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results

Originally posted by Sanjay: Any other confirmation ? web page The aircraft also has a rearward facing NO12 radar - fitted in the tail sting - which alerts a pilot to the approach of an enemy aircraft on his tail. This radar has a range of 50 km for a 3 square metre RCS target and 100 km for larger...
by Ashutosh
14 Feb 2003 08:44
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results
Replies: 153
Views: 64520

Re: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results

Originally posted by Vishnu Som: There were certain parameters where the French pilots performed well against our pilots. BVR was one of them. The reason for this has to do with different tactics and the lack of exposure of our pilots to the tactics that the French employ. This is directed to all h...
by Ashutosh
11 Feb 2003 11:51
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 131851

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Originally posted by srai: Originally posted by Harry: [b]I've uploaded some of my pics here, http://www.keymags.co.uk/dcforum/DCForumID2/6691.html Wow ... so looks like LCA will also feature Elbit Display and Sight Helmet Systems (DASH) which Israeli AF uses for Python 4 . Maybe the speculations c...
by Ashutosh
11 Feb 2003 11:03
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 131851

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Looks like the Rafale on the left has conformal fuel tanks.
by Ashutosh
09 Feb 2003 13:06
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 131851

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

It would be nice if admins host those BrahMos images in BR's temp folder, because the website hosting them right now is not very reliable. I am sort of puzzled as to why the IN is going for an inclined launcher instead of VLS - the space savings and inherent 360 degree launch advantage would themsel...
by Ashutosh
09 Feb 2003 12:31
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 131851

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

For your viewing pleasure!

I have captured frames from the clip wherein the assembly and installation of the BrahMos on the INS Rajput is shown.

BrahMos on INS Rajput
by Ashutosh
04 Feb 2003 06:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Role of armed helicopters in army operations
Replies: 107
Views: 44088

Re: Role of armed helicopters in army operations

The Russian Army has allegedly decided to return all their helicopters back to the Russian AirForce - as claimed in one article. This is being done because of budgetary constraints. I would like the IAF to give all their choppers to the IA. No use making the IAF spend precious time and money for pla...

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