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by Luxtor
22 Nov 2008 00:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 339095

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

Has anyone living in the U.S. seen any coverage of India's moon mision at all? I'm yet to see any mention of it at all on CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX etc. not even on the news tickers on the bottom of their screens. On these news channels' web sites if it's mentioned at all, it's at the very bottom and ...
by Luxtor
14 Nov 2008 08:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 339095

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

SridharS Sir What happens to CY1 at the end its mission? Will it crash land on the moon or will it be simply deorbited and flung out into deep space??? I know for earth satellites we have to either deorbit or send them to some junkyard orbit. What have people been doing with moon missions? Chandray...
by Luxtor
26 Oct 2008 02:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 339095

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

Scaring the poor flamingoes :cry: One more good Chandrayaan-I/PSLV-C11 launch video. The best one I have seen so far. Even more enjoyable hearing the youngsters joy. Looked like he was relaying it to his mom on the phone. Awesome! At the end of this video there are a couple of captions: The first o...
by Luxtor
12 Sep 2008 00:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 265328

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Bush_invites_PM_for_US_visit_on_Sept_25/articleshow/3472728.cms Here's an article in Times of India. The item that I bolded stands out to me..... Does that item mean India has agreed to stop future nuclear weapons production? Bush invites PM for US visit on Sept 25...
by Luxtor
03 Sep 2008 23:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1595701

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military



ranganathan wrote:I thought T-55's were retired in 2007?? How old are these photos?


Those tanks are T-72's I believe, not T-55's
by Luxtor
26 Jul 2008 05:40
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 250179

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Also it is written "Indian a ir f orce" and when referring to their own it is written as "U.S. A ir F orce". Apparently theirs is an official/formal institution and India's organisation is just a generic entity. I've noticed such writing in the past articles too in reference to t...
by Luxtor
24 Jul 2008 00:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 536755

Re: Indian Military Aviation

India floats $750 mn global tender to buy choppers The three US companies invited to submit their bids are Bell Helicopters with their Shen 407 light choppers, McDonnel Douglas with their AH-64 A and Sikorsky with their S-3000 helicopters AH-64A or Bell 407 ? Are they even in the same class ? Is it...
by Luxtor
12 Jul 2008 04:25
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 250179

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

From Nellis AFB's website. Southern Nevada residents may notice an increase in military aircraft activity starting July 19 to Aug. 1 and again from Aug 9-23, 2008, as Red Flag exercises take place here. RED FLAG PARTICIPANTS August 2008 Red Air F-15s and F-16s, Nellis AFB, Nev. Blue Air F-15s, Jack...
by Luxtor
09 Jul 2008 02:41
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 250179

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Last time when IAF was in RAF land, they switched of radar because of unkil's AWAC in vicinity, probably was there to record signature of rambha radar. now that these guys are in unkil land, are they going to follow the same procedure? my guess they would have to switch it on since these excercises...
by Luxtor
08 Jul 2008 03:31
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 250179

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Last time when IAF was in RAF land, they switched of radar because of unkil's AWAC in vicinity, probably was there to record signature of rambha radar. now that these guys are in unkil land, are they going to follow the same procedure? my guess they would have to switch it on since these excercises...
by Luxtor
26 Jun 2008 01:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 204768

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

Luxtor, All trainees are too read every thread in the archives in triplicate. Once you have enough gyaan - you will be able to make meaningful (as opposed to meaningless) contribution. So, in order not to confuse outsiders as to your level of gyaan - you (and many others) have been demoted to Train...
by Luxtor
26 Jun 2008 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1349
Views: 270526

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

ramana wrote:We know Indian response to the Kargil perfidy was Operation Vijay. How mwny know what was the name for TSP's foray?


Operation ASM. (Another Stupid Move) :lol:

Did they really have a name for their folly?
by Luxtor
23 Jun 2008 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1349
Views: 270526

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Gen. Kiani also took the opportunity to reassure his audience that “as a soldier, as a general, I am far, far superior to an Indian army general.” Si Senor. Point duly noted. Just keep getting your asses duly whipped every once in a while and then why just one general, we'll agree that you are bett...
by Luxtor
23 Jun 2008 20:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 204768

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

Hello Forum Admins, How do I change my user name to comply with forum guidelines? Thanks What name do you want? Strictly speaking - I think Luxtor is fine. AFAICT it carries no agenda. OK then I'll keep it Luxtor. Indeed it doesn't carry any agenda or stand for anything, I just made it up. I though...
by Luxtor
23 Jun 2008 02:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 204768

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

Hello Forum Admins,

How do I change my user name to comply with forum guidelines?

Thanks
by Luxtor
21 Jun 2008 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1349
Views: 270526

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

In the timeline leading up to the Kargil war listed above by Ramana, this particular item made me think, hmmm: May 7 - Chinese Embassy Bombing in Kosovo - China US relationship problem. This may have kept Chinese from entering thewar. It might be wishfull thinking on my part but does anybody else th...
by Luxtor
15 Jun 2008 03:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 536755

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The article makes no mention of PAK-FA explicitly. It's written in such a way that it makes it sound like they're talikng about MCA.
by Luxtor
15 Jun 2008 03:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 536755

Re: Indian Military Aviation

'Fifth generation fighter aircraft will fly in March next' :roll: I think DRDO suffers from ADS (Attention Deficit Syndrome). They have plenty on their plates at this time of current projects such as LCA, scores of missiles, ALH, NALH, LCH, Arjun, etc. and none of these systems are fully operational...
by Luxtor
13 Jun 2008 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1349
Views: 270526

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

India has no problem in dealing with anyone in TSP. Mess'araff had his uses, now his time is up. Lt.Gen. Kiani exhibits either great candour or simply an appreciation for reality. He admits that the Indian Army is quantitatively superior, not qualitatively (thanks to PMA lessons 1 TSPA = 10 IA). Bu...
by Luxtor
13 Jun 2008 11:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 536755

Re: Re:

Is that a rotating radome? If it is then we're not getting the AESA based AWACS? I thought the Israeli Phalcon AWACS was strictly an AESA based system which is much better than the mechanically scanning radome type. Hmmm, this doesn't sound right. Are we settling for 2nd best or are we getting jipp...
by Luxtor
13 Jun 2008 09:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 536755

Re: Re:

Proper good quality photo of Indian PHALCON http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ilyushin-Il-76EI/1360837/L/ here is another one http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6271128 Is that a rotating radome? If it is then we're not getting the AESA based AWACS? I thought the Israeli Phalcon AWACS was stric...
by Luxtor
11 Jun 2008 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1349
Views: 270526

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

So it seems that Mushy kept his Kargil operations a secret from Nawaz Sharif because he (Mushy) didn't want the same thing to happen this time like when Benazir Bhutto over-ruled his plans few years back where she practically ridiculed his stupidity. But never-the-less his attempt in Kargil proved t...
by Luxtor
13 Dec 2007 03:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: BMD System - AAD-02: Articles only
Replies: 47
Views: 27729

JCage wrote:Guys guys discussion to the Missile Tech thread. Leave this for articles


Oooops, Sowwy.. :oops:
by Luxtor
13 Dec 2007 00:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: BMD System - AAD-02: Articles only
Replies: 47
Views: 27729

With this successful ABM test as a background, why has it taken so long to develop Anti Aircraft missiles such as Akash, Trishul & Astra? Wouldn't the capability and technology needed for those SAM and AA missiles would be easier to develope than ABM missiles because aircraft are relatively slow...
by Luxtor
08 Aug 2007 08:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 07 Aug 2007
Replies: 268
Views: 55186

[quote="bala"]In "Insulating India’s reactors from fuel disruption reality check", Siddharth Varadarajan does a fine job explaining the hurdles of nuke material return. The US President of the Day will have a tough time invoking Hyde and asking for return on nuke material, that...
by Luxtor
07 Aug 2007 04:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 04 Aug 2007
Replies: 325
Views: 58331

Luxtor wrote: Reading the text of the Nuke Agreement, it sounds ominus to me. Especially the part where it says something to the effect that U.S will determine if the civilian nuke co-operation in any way enhances India's nuke weapons production, i.e. the number of nukes made. With the separation o...
by Luxtor
07 Aug 2007 02:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 04 Aug 2007
Replies: 325
Views: 58331

Reading the text of the Nuke Agreement, it sounds ominus to me. Especially the part where it says something to the effect that U.S will determine if the civilian nuke co-operation in any way enhances India's nuke weapons production, i.e. the number of nukes made. This seems like their back door to g...
by Luxtor
05 Dec 2006 03:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 88089

All this talk about the evaporation of the 'Kidwai' line is getting me worked up. Can't wait for the next bit of military maneouvers in the desert. Oohhhh. The line is only fading - we still have a long way to go before it can be totally erased. But it does address the "Western constituency&qu...
by Luxtor
12 Sep 2005 02:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Project 75 & Submarine Options
Replies: 331
Views: 135921

Why is India not building these scorpenes with AIP right from the start? The Pakis are supposedly building their 3rd Agosta with AIP and the previous 2 Agostas they're going to retrofit with AIP.
by Luxtor
24 Nov 2004 03:32
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 157561

http://www.hindu.com/2004/11/24/stories/2004112405401000.htm "Often the best and simplest deception is the presentation of the truth but in such a form that the adversary disbelieves it.'' I have to disagree with this statement from the above article. Truth is the last thing that you should convey ...
by Luxtor
04 Nov 2004 23:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Failure of US technology - Lessons for Cold Start
Replies: 47
Views: 28302

Before India can embark on cold start or any other comprehensive plan against Pak or China, it needs to develop its satellite based surveillance system; i.e. better spy satellites as well as land and sea based surveillance system. We need to much improve our satellite-based communications also. This...
by Luxtor
08 Oct 2004 00:39
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 157561

I think your scenario will be incomplete without mentioning role of Myanmar in it. So far India-Myanmar relations are foggy in wake of India's confused stand reagrding it. All the time Indian leadership is confused if to support( & get supported too) military rulers or the democratic leader Aun...
by Luxtor
09 Sep 2004 19:32
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 82500

This is really about Cope India 2004, but it's a Pakistani analysis of that exercise. http://www.caps.org.pk/Papers/July2004.htm [/quote]With PAF as their primary adversary, IAF pilots can ignore their air combat training only at their peril. IAF pilots too have honed their air combat skills to mat...
by Luxtor
05 Aug 2004 23:44
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - II
Replies: 182
Views: 87186

Re: Kargil Revisited - Thread 3

Going by the outcome of Kargil and what later happened to TSP and it's then existing rulers and political setup, I would not be surprised if the government allowed Kargil to knowingly happen - as I have mentioned in the past. It could have very well been a ploy to make TSP puke in the peace party -...
by Luxtor
03 Jul 2004 17:28
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 51539

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

Originally posted by shankarghosh: There are reports all unofficial ofcourse that the 2 F-16 s did try to entangle with our mirage 2000s in the early stages of safed sagar ops but very rudely pushed out of their own airspace when lit up by escorting Mig 29 s missile tracking radars locked on ready ...
by Luxtor
03 Jul 2004 01:44
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 51539

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

I wonder what our friends across the border, Pakistanis think about the American praise of IAF combat skills and equipment. The Paks always bragged how good their F-16s were and how skilled their pilots were against the IAF. I had a sneaky suspicion that the PAF even with their "vaunted" F-16s and t...
by Luxtor
14 Jun 2004 06:25
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 91132

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

I think we worry too much about Pakistan's nuke threshold. Pakistan should be well aware that if they ever use nukes on us, then India will make sure that Pakistan ceases to exist. That in itself should serve as a deterant to the Pakis. Maybe then again the Pakis are irrational creatures. (Kargil, 1...
by Luxtor
15 May 2004 16:13
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 77990

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

There's no substitute for capturing enemy territory. That is the ultimate aim. There's nothing more valuable to any country than its territory. After all a country is made up of land...and people too, but you can't capture an enemy country's people and hold them prisoners. Well you could but managin...
by Luxtor
16 Oct 2003 07:27
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Dhruv at Paris Air Show: Report
Replies: 47
Views: 24552

Re: Dhruv at Paris Air Show: Report

Does anybody have video clips of the Dhruv performing at the Paris air show?
by Luxtor
15 Oct 2003 05:30
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 105936

Re: Kargil Revisited

Originally posted by Rangudu: Articles by former Pak Army officer Shaukat Qadir on Kargil. An Analysis of the Kargil Conflict 1999 - RUSI Journal - UK Qadir wrote a four part series on Kargil in the Pak paper "Daily Times" [b] Part 1 - Why did Kargil Happen? The RAND Corporation, one of the most in...

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