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by Santosh
07 Sep 2008 04:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 264898

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

There is nothing about building a strategic fuel reserve. Does it mean that it has been left to the bilateral agreement with individual suppliers on how much can be supplied? It would be safe to assume that in the event of India conducting a test the supplier would demand the stock back. Is it safe ...
by Santosh
31 Aug 2008 22:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1059101

Re: China Military Watch

Rajrang, thats not true. The Chinese ground forces had Soviet air support during the Korean war without which they would not have been able to cross the Yalu river. Even before that, air power was used by USAF with devastating effects destroying the NoKo logistics which enabled UN forces to eventual...
by Santosh
03 Jul 2008 09:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138527

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

Ramanaji, are there explicit references to India being dragged into the FMCT as part of NSG/123 agreements? I don't recall it being discussed on these threads.
by Santosh
28 Jun 2008 12:07
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away
Replies: 191
Views: 60858

Re: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away

Rest in peace sir.
by Santosh
26 Jun 2008 09:09
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138527

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

For the bold part I think you still didn't get the whole picture as I see it. India is free to develop its own reprocessing technologies (for imported fuel) or import those technologies from any other country like Russia or France if they are willing to export. Can you please post a link/reference ...
by Santosh
20 Jun 2008 06:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch
Replies: 187
Views: 60116

Re: Agni IV ready to take off

Link: http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEQ20080525233709&Page=Q&Title=Orissa&Topic=0 This 5,000-km range missile has already been developed. The missile will be tested from the Wheeler Island only after scientists get the government nod, which could be anytime this year,†Ok...
by Santosh
29 May 2008 09:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008
Replies: 370
Views: 62118

KS seems to be firmly in the Con-gress camp, he has been spinning in their favour for over an year IMO.
by Santosh
14 May 2008 10:36
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66847

Who controls the anti-terror laws? I think the states should draw up their own anti-terror laws and relieve the scum bags of their misery by setting up fast track courts? Why is not even one terrorist hanged till now. It is really troubling to see the drill again and again.
by Santosh
13 May 2008 01:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch
Replies: 187
Views: 60116

How is the sub position accurately determined for SLBM udaan, since subs maintain all kinds of silence. Do they have some kind of INS to keep track of their own position? If the equipment is not very precise and accumulates errors since the sub set sail, the overall accuracy would go ... kaput :lol:
by Santosh
10 May 2008 10:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch
Replies: 187
Views: 60116

Thanks Arunji. I kind-of figured the last part looking at the BR Agni page and the discussion over the last 4 pages :wink: .. Nice, I like..
by Santosh
10 May 2008 09:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch
Replies: 187
Views: 60116

Arunji, was the Agni3 D3 flight of the Agni3 TD variety or was it the Agni3A variety? Thanks!
by Santosh
28 Apr 2008 09:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 367984

Lift off

Lift off

http://broadband.indiatimes.com/videoshow/2989476.cms

Kudos to the team and ISRO.
by Santosh
28 Apr 2008 09:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 367984

Tilak, where are you watching it? Any online streaming video?
by Santosh
20 Apr 2008 10:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun thread
Replies: 354
Views: 62264

Yeah, where is JCage? Not seen him in a while..
by Santosh
13 Apr 2008 12:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread: 13 Apr 2008
Replies: 172
Views: 39212

Katare: Arun's point is still valid - who will arbitrate the deal in a unbiased manner in case of a difference in opinion? And there is bound to be a difference in interpretation since US is litigatious as where as we are simple onlee. Might as well invest the billions in alternative energy sources....
by Santosh
12 Apr 2008 23:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread: 08 Apr 2008
Replies: 238
Views: 40140

Ramana, maybe they didn't think it was necessary based on the results of the first five. We don't know if the sixth was TN or sub-KT device.
by Santosh
07 Apr 2008 10:17
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 120079

Wouldn't the Mig29's be better off using the BVR weapons before getting into dogfight. Might have saved a couple Harriers by diverting the Su attention.
by Santosh
07 Apr 2008 02:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1643
Views: 296104

Most of the large Solar cell manufacturers across the world are at 400-500MW capacity right now. They are expected to grow to 1000MW in about 3 years from now. Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries is expected to invest 7.5Bn USD in solar wafer manufacturing facilities . Videocon is expected to follow...
by Santosh
07 Apr 2008 02:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1643
Views: 296104

LDK Solar (China) signs 10 year contract with Moser Baer LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, today announced that it has signed a ten-year contract which is a blend of "Take or Pay" linked with market-based pricing to supply multicryst...
by Santosh
06 Apr 2008 00:57
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 120079

Can't wait to read the final outcome of the battle. Amazing! My guess is the PLAAF Su group is overwhelmed numerically and might be outgunned by Mig29s/Harriers ..

Question - the PLAN fleet could have engaged the Viraat CBG. Do they not have anything in the range/class of Brahmos?
by Santosh
13 Mar 2008 11:20
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 78503

Shiv, GS correct. I understand that the men will die fighting or be beheaded and the women/children will be taken to raise the next generation of army of Islam. My point about the women was to survive by conversion or whatever it takes but later wait for an opportune moment to poison/kill/stab the f...
by Santosh
13 Mar 2008 08:53
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 78503

"None of the women protested, nobody wept," Singh, 78, recalled as he stroked his long, flowing white beard, his voice slipping into a whisper. "All I could hear was the sound of prayer and the swing of the sword going down on their necks. My story can fill a book." I never unde...
by Santosh
09 Jan 2008 04:09
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 3
Replies: 320
Views: 71206

At the same time, What I am saying is the muslim or Christian is as much a Hindu as anyone else in India. The job here is to shed the inhibitions of the Muslim or Christian that by being a hindu, they are less Christians or muslims. Says you, but what do they say? In fairness, why should a Muslim o...
by Santosh
04 Dec 2007 03:46
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India
Replies: 320
Views: 61936

The foregoing may sound inspirational or corny or both. But when I visit India during Ganapati or Navaratri or Diwali, I am overcome with joy and relief that my heritage is not just alive but kicking and ready to kick butt if need be. Abhijit thankyou. The cacophonous double-speak, double-standard ...
by Santosh
16 Feb 2007 07:17
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 111135

kgoan wrote:http://media.bharat-rakshak.com/aero/main.php?g2_itemId=6885


That is one sweet pic. Thanks to Vijay Reddy for sharing.

Anyway, we now know where Aroor gets his salary from.
by Santosh
04 Feb 2007 08:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India and the Global Warming Debate
Replies: 354
Views: 61894

A definite way forward is aforestation and preserving the green cover.
by Santosh
04 Feb 2007 07:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1643
Views: 296104

Provisional tariff fixed for Tehri The Tehri Hydroelectric Project Stage-I (4x 250 mw) is being implemented by Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd. Two units, namely unit IV and III, were put on commercial operation with effect from Sept. 22 and Nov. 9 respectively. The remaining two units of t...
by Santosh
10 Jan 2007 10:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1096
Views: 154441

Singha, what are the chances that ULFA cadres would have escaped to BD, Myanmar by now? Historically, have such operations yielded any tangible results? A retaliatory build up by GoI is a given after such massive killings.
by Santosh
02 Dec 2006 13:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-3
Replies: 320
Views: 85631

Austin/Raj/Cy/any of the prev recepients - ssantosh71 at yahoo dot com please. TIA.
by Santosh
17 Oct 2006 10:26
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VI
Replies: 323
Views: 139063

Shankar, wonderful!
by Santosh
14 Feb 2006 23:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 103233

Singha wrote:junior Gowda is now musing about restarting the BATF.

The more the things change the more they remain the same :) BTW, was any work done by the BATF-like committee setup by DS after IT.in. I forget what it was called.
by Santosh
15 Nov 2005 08:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Developments in Indian Agriculture
Replies: 106
Views: 29680

So its not a problem that farmers are not able to re-seed GM crop? It is. But in places where GM crop has been successful farmers have cross-pollinated popular local varieties with GM varieties to get around re-seeding issue. Don't know how widespread the practice is. Added later: Obviously Monsant...
by Santosh
14 Nov 2005 12:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Developments in Indian Agriculture
Replies: 106
Views: 29680

I am sure I have said most of this, I will keep it short. >> It causes overproduction of certain things like grain, while Indians are moving to a more varied food basket with better economy. How will the farmer magically know who all is sowing the same crop and how much? The farmers do not even have...
by Santosh
14 Nov 2005 11:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Developments in Indian Agriculture
Replies: 106
Views: 29680

GJ, the performance of GM cotton has been mixed. It is good in some states like Gujarat while in others like AP it has been devastating. The unemployment scare is in some of the Eastern states as you would expect.
by Santosh
17 Sep 2005 02:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Developments in Indian Agriculture
Replies: 106
Views: 29680

Read an article somewhere (probably rediff) about some farmers in South India adopting the SRI technique. The guy was busy diverting water away from his farms while others were trying to channel as much water as possible into their farms. Yields were nearly double of conventional tech. Will try to f...
by Santosh
11 Jul 2005 23:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Project 75 & Submarine Options
Replies: 331
Views: 135863

Akula was supposed to be part of the Gorshkov package. It would make sense to lease them if possible until the ATV is hammered out.
by Santosh
14 Jun 2005 02:44
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Survey: Which page on BR do you visit first?
Replies: 29
Views: 17076

BR is not my home page but among the first sites I visit on the net. I check out the active threads on the main page and then go to the military discussions and economy/infrastructure in that order.

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