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by ShibaPJ
29 Sep 2006 23:09
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 125313

Maybe IA banked more on the time-tested and perfected self-preservation practices of PA. They had not reckoned for the 'cannon fodder' practice of using Gilgit boys to become shaheed, while the true Pukijabis officers and Mushy's rats were far behind. If you look into how IA now maintains some force...
by ShibaPJ
28 Sep 2006 22:24
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 125313

Thanks, Anoop. I also remember the interviews and Ray Sir's detailed explanation of the field-level intelligence being done on this side of LoC. I also believe MI would somewhat be constrained infiltrating ISI or Puki Army's top echelons. I was talking about getting access to the war rooms, the top-...
by ShibaPJ
28 Sep 2006 21:15
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 125313

Isn't this the feeling all over India (except may be MMS & Menon)? http://www.indianexpress.com/story/13561.html On Musharraf, Malik said: “I don’t think much of him as a General. As a Captain or Major, I would give him nine out of ten. But as a General, I would give him three out of ten.â€
by ShibaPJ
28 Sep 2006 20:45
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 125313

Sorry for the infraction; so Gen Malik seems to be correct. May be B Raman only was trying to protect dignity of his ex-employers.
by ShibaPJ
28 Sep 2006 19:31
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 125313

Wonderful discussion going on. Thanks to RayC, Sharma, Karan, JC, Raj & a host of other posters, actual nitty-gritties are being discussed. Hope, this should help many of us civies to understand the nuances and the reality that faces IA. RayC Saheb, Many questions were raised on the 'intelligenc...
by ShibaPJ
11 Sep 2006 20:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 58917

rgsrini, Before going off half-cocked, you should have properly read my post and other posts before that. We were discussing the sub-assembly, assembly and related QC process and how could this component be certified. Can you point out where did I call the scientists as 'idiots'? Arun_S, Ramana, Joh...
by ShibaPJ
08 Sep 2006 23:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 58917

rgsrini, I know ISRO has been doing that round the year and previous launches with the same component were successful. Thhat's why this is even more galling. The excuse would work, if it is a brand new design and lots of technologies/ untested components being tested together. A deviation of 6+ % fo...
by ShibaPJ
08 Sep 2006 23:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 58917

The discrepancy might have been accepted by the ISRO resident rep based on similar % analysis. The fact that they got the documented dimensions of the part causing the failure is superb. I submit that it was the acceptance of the discrepant part that is the problem. The fact that the dimensions wer...
by ShibaPJ
07 Sep 2006 17:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 58917

From the report published by ISRO, it appears the problem occured at 2.8 Sec, before the lift-off (after 4 sec). Whether the sensor could transmit the anomaly, or, after the anomaly was transmitted the master control computer did act in time to abort the mission (obviously not accomplished) is the ...
by ShibaPJ
07 Sep 2006 02:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 58917

Guys, coool. Blame the wrong smiley at the wrong place :) What I was pointing to was the need for much better inspection/ QC etc for the entire sub-assembly/ assembly. Good to seem that it is being taken care of; also that ISRO did not indulge in buck-passing. Welcome steps from ISRO in tying up the...
by ShibaPJ
06 Sep 2006 23:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 58917

Some more tidbits.. Talk of a Rs. 1 lakh component bringing down Rs. 250-Cr project down :evil: Also, they say the component was non-testable on ground :?: Arun_S, Ramana: what are your take on this? Why INSAT-4C never made it to space A manufacturing error in an engine component caused the sudden l...
by ShibaPJ
06 Sep 2006 20:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 58917

Thanks, Arun_S. Yeah I checked the thread later & saw ur posts, but forgot to edit mine!!! a well designed control system should have captured this non-catastrophic partial failure scenario and operated the engine in graceful degradation mode, that yields reduced performance rather than take the...
by ShibaPJ
06 Sep 2006 04:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 58917

Breaking News.. GSLV failure tracked to the fuel-control device.. Gurus, can you shed some more light :?: If I recollect correctly (from Arun_S, Ramana & other's posts), probably a software glitch or component design was to blame. Faulty gadget brought down GSLV A defective fuel-control device h...
by ShibaPJ
12 Jul 2006 01:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 58917

Agni-III, which has a range of 3,500 km is meant to carry nuclear warheads weighing up to 48 tonnes , and was scheduled to be launched in 2000. Mera DDM Mahan !! :rotfl: With that kind of lift off power we could launch nuclear strike against the whole planet - with one missile!!! :idea: Methinks th...
by ShibaPJ
25 May 2006 02:50
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 78274

If We really want to take care of TSP, then one sure bet is to have a three-prong strategy. ... 2. We should get the West to stop all its economic help to the Pakistanis. .... 3. West must help only those portions of Pakistani Military, which helps USA dismantle their Nuclear Programme. Indian and ...
by ShibaPJ
04 May 2006 17:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2957
Views: 218911

ramana wrote: ...Wonder what is driving the NiSA and the UPA govt in making these deals? Also notice there is never a political face to these proposals. All hide behind the ex-babus. What is going on?

Building deniability for their inaction or if anything goes wrong.. Classical CYA tactics.. 8)
by ShibaPJ
28 Dec 2005 23:59
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 79943

For those of you who suggest that we assume a defensive posture and wait until China attacks India, that is not how wars are won. Offense is defense... As they say 'Offence is the best defence'.. but can we go on overtly offensive, when we have such volatile borders elsewhere and the house itself i...
by ShibaPJ
28 Dec 2005 20:33
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 79943

..Now how do we tackle this action by China:- 1. Allow military bases to US for over-flights over China and intelligence gathering, on shared basis. 2. Use Afghanistan and CIS nations bordering China to encourage independence of Xinxiang, Tibet and other provinces 3. Transfer nuclear, missile and m...
by ShibaPJ
28 Dec 2005 00:19
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 79943

...Even so, we can still attack China when it's busy dealing with Taiwan, and that is the point I was trying to make; i.e. that China fears a second front with India in starting a war with Taiwan... And when the conflict with Taiwan does actually occur, we can still use the opportunity to take back...
by ShibaPJ
27 Dec 2005 20:47
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 79943

.... Their behaviour has suddenly changed to being more accomodating on the diplomatic level and more aggressive on the military front. They pretend to welcome us into the many internatonal organizations cropping up in their spere of influence while deeply resenting us... I wish, Chincom would have...
by ShibaPJ
20 Dec 2005 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 411042

India, Russia sign Tunguska-M1 deal India has signed a $400 million contract for purchase of four batteries of Tunguska-M1 gun-missile air defence complexes from Russia, media reports in Moscow said on Tuesday. India already has more than 60 older versions of Tunguska and two batteries (12 units) o...
by ShibaPJ
13 Dec 2005 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 411042

.... THEL costs about 3k $ per hit... cheapest of all Missile Defense. if improved, it still can destroy craps like Babur etc. We should get involved in something like it. It will give us good expertise. That I think will be a overkill for Bubur. Babur needs only a good detection system, once detec...
by ShibaPJ
30 Nov 2005 20:34
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 79943

China is currently arming itself mainly for a Taiwan showdown. But its economy is so huge that its armed forces will be "out of reach" for India in the next decade or so. If India can get its Air Force in order - with the required squadron strength of modern, networked, PGM armed planes - it should...
by ShibaPJ
29 Nov 2005 04:32
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 79943

Re: What are the lessons of the 1962 Sino-Indo War?

[b] The biggest mistake I think we made was that we did not commit our airforce. You may be right. But was our Air Force large enough to repel the Chinese forces, even if air superiority was achieved? Did the IAF have any experiece in 1962. The Chinese had the experience of the Korean War. ....... ...
by ShibaPJ
29 Nov 2005 03:44
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 79943

A very clear message, similar to the Monroe Doctrine, should be sent out to China: any attempt to establish a military presence in any South Asian country will lead to an Indian attack upon that country. Pakistan will have to be exempted, of course - not much we can do about that. H Sen, How many c...

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