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by AJay
03 May 2005 01:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 92292

Ajay, Dajibhoy and Sharif? I don't think it was related to this. Sunil I don't remember the names. I am trying to dredge through my memory of the news item. The details are very vague but something like - come to think of it, the pair were not brits of Pakistani orign but Pakistanis working in UK -...
by AJay
03 May 2005 00:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 92292

Brazil and Argentina signed a mutual pact (Treaty of Tlatelolco) to renounce nukes and also joined the NPT. Prior to the mutual pact they had active programs. Ramana What I remember was that just about the time when Pranab Mukherjee was calling CTBT by its true name (I am sure BRForumites do not ne...
by AJay
02 May 2005 20:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 92292

But I would expect some of the current permanent Security Council members - who are not inclined to expand membership in the manner expected by the aspirants (guess who?) - to get their undies in a twist over that one. Coincidence I suppose. Does anybody know the status of Brazilian nuke weapons? T...
by AJay
02 May 2005 20:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 92292

We can advance arguments about market development, etc., but in the nuclear field, it would again be a sticky position. To add to what JEM is saying, the size of the potential market would be rather small and the consequent risk of "Bhasmasura Hastha" is not worth it, which should rule out the econ...
by AJay
02 May 2005 20:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 92292

but even the Soviets managed to crack the COCOM system briefly and gain access to submarine propeller technology from Japan and Norway. Ca. 1983-85, there was a news item that muerdered bodies of couple of British Pakistani origin scientists were found in the Thames. This was related to SONAR techn...
by AJay
19 Apr 2005 00:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 99656

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories gets funds to expand in U.S. ] ... $56 million from ICICI Venture Funds Management to develop drugs for sale in the United States and pay for research and legal costs. [/quote] A non-startup, supposedly well-established company getting what amounts to Stage 3 venture capita...
by AJay
18 Apr 2005 19:21
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2005/2006/2007
Replies: 404
Views: 106914

Mann wrote:[
[b]Ghost Wars: by Steve Coll

Just word of advise don't read in to this book too much. The book basically portraits Americans and CIA operations as god's work saving people of misery. A one sided view to put it mildly.


Add KSA's clandestine ops and involvement and support to Pakis...
by AJay
10 Mar 2005 00:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 728
Views: 160410

I suppose you will also be pleased to know that Al Gore invented Internet. :) [/i] and you would fall for the marketing hype that Sir Tim-Berners Lee single-handedly invented internet and gald that he got knighted for this... Added later: Probably my skeptisism did not come through in my post. The ...
by AJay
09 Mar 2005 21:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 728
Views: 160410

From the Hindu article posted by krsna wrote:The discovery of carbon nanotubes by the institute has been patented. "We are developing a technology for the future with nanotechnologies," he said.


Is that true?Carbon nanotubes are discovered/invented at IISc? If true, wow.
by AJay
19 Feb 2005 00:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: We have Nukes: DPRK - Strategic Impact Analysis
Replies: 54
Views: 22035

But it certainly seems to me that North Korea is getting more mileage out of its supposed nukes than we do of our real ones. It is not some PR mileage-shmileage that India needs from the nucs. India is getting (and had gotten during Kargil) what it needs most the assurance that India would not be c...
by AJay
12 Feb 2005 04:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: We have Nukes: DPRK - Strategic Impact Analysis
Replies: 54
Views: 22035

krsna wrote:.big-5


Make it big-3 or even big-2. Poodles and "food and wine"rs are not that big on their nuc arsenal as of now. Whether Russia can afford all that much is a question. So that leaves only 2 out of P5.
by AJay
12 Feb 2005 04:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: We have Nukes: DPRK - Strategic Impact Analysis
Replies: 54
Views: 22035

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by AJay
04 Feb 2005 20:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 85498

Rajput wrote:Ashok Thadani sounds like a Sindhi name... I wonder what the Pakis will say about that?


That he should recuse himself from the commission - a fat chance of that happening, of course. US is not WB.
by AJay
02 Feb 2005 20:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 85498

So AQKand TSP is being let off the hook. Wow what will uncle do for his MUNNA! That's a very astute observation. He said the analysts could examine the U-234 concentrations in the Libyan sample and compare it with samples from deposits from around the world. Since Western intelligence agencies have...
by AJay
08 Jan 2005 03:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 728
Views: 160410

The Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in India is the world's largest of its kind. It is a truly ingenious and indigenous idea ... it uses ropes and cheap labor to construct something that no other country could. homepage: http://www.gmrt.ncra.tifr.res.in/gmrt_hpage/GMRT/intro_gmrt.html I met ...
by AJay
05 Jan 2005 02:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 85498

Seriously folks, Uncle needs Operation Pure Land. For his own sake. Need to keep close eye of Paki Amby General Jahangir Karamat I have finished about 80% of "Engaging India: D,D,B" by Talbott. Karamat gets high marks from Talbott. Also, lots of info on the nuc. front (what is not said in the book)...
by AJay
28 Oct 2004 20:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 85498

The "umbrella" is a promise to go nuke whoever attacks said umbrella-protectee, right? Probably it is mroe like "whoever attacks with nucs the said umbrella-protcetee". In that case, US and Israel are not that stupid either, i.e. even US and Israel would use nukes on Iran unless all other avenues o...
by AJay
25 Oct 2004 20:33
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 107684

Sohum Desai wrote:For one, majority of our electricty/power comes from coal of which India has plenty in reserves.


Two words - Kyoto protocol.
by AJay
08 Jul 2004 23:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 728
Views: 160410

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Originally posted by Baruah: Raj Reddy - Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Ravi Sethi - Compiler Design & Analysis of Algorithms Mahindra Agarwal - Computational Complexity Theory Narendra Karmarkar for practical psuedo-polynomial time algorithm for LP as well as solving very large TSP probl...
by AJay
08 Jul 2004 19:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 728
Views: 160410

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Originally posted by George J: Originally posted by Sridhar: [b] Originally posted by George J: Statistics: P.C Mahalanobis and [b]C.M Rao You mean C.R.Rao .[/b] Yep C.R not C.M[/b] C.R. Rao has two theorems/inequalities which have his name in them... Rao-Kramer inequality Rao-Blackwell theorem Doe...
by AJay
17 Mar 2004 03:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004
Replies: 326
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004

Originally posted by Amber G.: Mr Powell said Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was "as determined as we are" to put an end to nuclear proliferation. Oh.. my god! Is he our SOS or Mush chamcha? Nooooo, no no no no no no no. What CP means to say is that Mushy is as determined to put an end to nuc...
by AJay
09 Mar 2004 10:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004
Replies: 326
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004

Originally posted by shiv:
Each such attack is only a "blip" for the US but 5 or 6 such attacks will be a
Sorry. 9-11 was no blip. We are yet to see the contours of the rearranged politico-economic world.
by AJay
09 Mar 2004 01:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004
Replies: 326
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004

Get your VCRs ready for recording. Received in email today. ---------------------------- Nightline Daily E-Mail March 8, 2004 TONIGHT'S FOCUS: He is a hero in his own country. But it turns out he was selling nuclear weapons technology to America's enemies. So why isn't the U.S. more upset? You've pr...
by AJay
08 Mar 2004 01:33
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004
Replies: 326
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004

Originally posted by Rangudu:
Sleeping with the Nuclear Snake
A nice and concise article. Congrats and keep up the good work.
by AJay
05 Mar 2004 22:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004
Replies: 326
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004

Originally posted by Johann: the American public is unwilling to accept it as proof positive of his national-security leadership. There's only one thing that would allow Bush to live up to his image in this coming election - the neutralisation of Osama bin Laden. Just apprehending OBL will not secu...
by AJay
05 Mar 2004 04:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004
Replies: 326
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004

From article posted by narayanan: "It's entirely wrong. He's had 3,500 deaths on his watch, including Iraq," said Doyle, whose 25-year-old son Joseph died at the trade center. While I empathize with Mr. Doyle, it is incorrect to pin the blame on Bush alone. It was under Clinton's watch that Al-Q ha...
by AJay
05 Mar 2004 02:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004
Replies: 326
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004

Originally posted by kgoan: And that will lead to all sorts of questions as to *why* they got it wrong and *who* was responsible for getting it wrong. That kind of invetsigation has happened post 9-11 as well. Nothing happened to the shi*ts who really got all of us into this situation - Bill Clinto...
by AJay
05 Mar 2004 02:23
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004
Replies: 326
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004

Originally posted by Abhijit_ST: If there is a nuke incident in America, the average Joe Sixpack will [b]actually demand the blood of Pakistanis and Mushy's head on a platter , [/b] Provided that GOTUS let it be known that the source is Pakistani. It is entirely plausible that if such evidence is u...
by AJay
05 Mar 2004 02:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004
Replies: 326
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 Mar 2004

Originally posted by Tim: But if a bomb goes off, nuanced discussions of South Asian history and politics will not be persuasive. Decisions will get made by the Rumsfelds or the Wolfowitzes in the context of the deaths of tens of thousands of American citizens. After saying in the previous incarnat...
by AJay
20 Feb 2004 21:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004
Replies: 334
Views: 75149

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004

Tim

Thanks for the following references.

Avner Cohen's "Israel and the Bomb" is the single preeminent source on Israeli nuclear developments, 1948-1970.

Obviously the difference between a professional historian/humanities person and lay engineers like me is quite telling :)
by AJay
19 Feb 2004 23:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 70491

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

Originally posted by TSJones: First of all the statement supposes that mostly jews worked on the Manhattan project. ... but neither do you have the statistics. Some of the important personalities working on the project Appendix: Key Figures in the Manhattan Project Szilard, Einstein, Seaborg, Bohr,...
by AJay
19 Feb 2004 23:09
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian NCA formalized
Replies: 82
Views: 29232

Re: Indian NCA formalized

Originally posted by ramana:
NSomething is not right here cant put my finger on it.
The resume is so very underwhelming that I am surprised that redif choose to print his/her article.
by AJay
19 Feb 2004 21:23
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 70491

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

Posted by Tim: (In bold) The distinction between the Israeli scientific complex of the mid-1950s and Pakistan's of the mid-1980s, I suspect, is not nearly as dramatic. I think this is arguable. I suspect that a majority of the people working on the Manhattan project would have become dual citizens o...
by AJay
19 Feb 2004 00:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 70491

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

Originally posted by Tim: I'm not sure why Pakistan can't. We know for a fact that other states, with imported technology, have created missile and nuclear capabilities - Iraq, Iran, Norh Korea, South Korea, South Africa, even Israel. Tim That is a strange statement. The way I read this sentence, y...
by AJay
17 Feb 2004 09:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 70491

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

Originally posted by Mohan Raju: These Packees are ridiculous! Robert Oppenheimer had nothing to do with the Soviets getting the atom bomb. Mohan Raju You are quite right. He was a victim of the McCarthian purge. There were several other geniuses who were persecuted during that time including Paul ...
by AJay
16 Feb 2004 20:40
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 70491

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

I sent the following letter to the SF Chronicle. Dear Editor This is with respect to your editorial on Monday, February 16, 2004 titled "Stop nuclear epidemics". In this you stated that Such nuclear-capable countries as Pakistan, India and Israel must be brought fully into the non-proliferation syst...
by AJay
12 Feb 2004 22:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 70491

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

Originally posted by acharya: [t]he assumption here is that Indians are stupid not to understand the implications. Acharya I don't think the assumption is that Indians are stupid but it is Indians are not in the P5 league yet. It is time for India to prove otherwise. One way to do it is to do a POK...
by AJay
12 Feb 2004 22:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 70491

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

Originally posted by pharkle:
2. We should become part of uncle's Non Proliferation "PROCESS" as long as we do not get shafted.
No way to insure that.
by AJay
09 Feb 2004 02:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 74726

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

Originally posted by jrjrao:
FWIW.

BBC Monitoring International Reports
February 8, 2004
Cold warriors are still alive at BBC and are protecting Pakis, god only knows why.
by AJay
09 Feb 2004 01:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 74726

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

Originally posted by sunil s: Hi, I am slowly recovering from the shock of discovering that A Q Khan was actually putting money he was making on the nuclear black market into BCCI accounts. Who in the US in their right mind beleive a two-bit dictator's word pitted against President Bush and VP Chen...

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