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by Hitesh
09 Feb 2009 03:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 562684

Re: Middle East News and Discussion

Johann, Then Qatar's leader must be delusional. Qatar already missed the boat of being the financial capital when Dubai took the lead and sprinted to have a very large lead. Qatar does not have any substantial oil or the necessary people base or intellectual capital to compete with Saudi Arabia and ...
by Hitesh
31 Oct 2008 22:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 562684

Re: Middle East News and Discussion

be prepared to upgrade security ties with Israel and India , which we'll need to absorb and deflect the shock . This is the part I have a huge problem with. Why should India be the one left holding the bag or be the punching bag after all the stuff that Americans did and created the problem. We sho...
by Hitesh
23 Oct 2008 02:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 97789

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Johann,

India is an exception. India has Russia's most reliable customer.
by Hitesh
27 Jun 2008 04:28
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away
Replies: 191
Views: 55255

Re: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away

May God welcome him with open arms! May our nation forever remember a true patriot and a soldier who put honor and duty above all. Here is to Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw, the protector and savior of our nation in a time of dark hours. Rest in peace and god speed in your next life or the life beyond.
by Hitesh
20 Jun 2008 10:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 951610

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Tim,

Go to www.orbat.com. That's Ravi Rikeye's website.
by Hitesh
11 Jun 2008 19:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 857473

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Will the engines be upgraded as to provide the thrust ratio as it was with the baseline Su-27s before the heavier avionics were added? The problem with MKIs is that their engine thrust ratio is significantly less than the baseline Su-27s and the F-15Es had upgraded engines to retain the engine thrus...
by Hitesh
04 Jun 2008 17:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 503751

http://www.resist.com/updates/2008/JUN_08/BritTracker-20080601.jpg http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/2931/3837397653ce9edc875cn3.jpg the new British passport is now fitted with an RFID chip. Enabled to track and trace the bearer wherever they are. http://www.ips.gov.uk/passport/about-biometric-why...
by Hitesh
26 Mar 2008 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1951
Views: 222268

The Australians have been worried about isolation and survival ever since 1942, when the Japanese were on the doorstep, poised to invade. McArthur established his HQ in Australia, and with American troops and weapons coming across the Pacific (California-Hawaii-Tahiti-NZ/Aus), the tide was turned. ...
by Hitesh
05 Mar 2008 13:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 992453

No way it is 1.4% of China's GDP in real terms. It is actually over 3%.
by Hitesh
28 Jan 2008 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-French Ties
Replies: 213
Views: 24615

Unlike the USA and the UK, the French do not try to cloak their mercenary realpolitik with moral, human rights, and the right to spread their own evangelical brand of christianity (referred to as "freedom of religion")...this seems to irritate US policymakers to no end. . Errr.... The Fre...
by Hitesh
26 Jan 2008 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-French Ties
Replies: 213
Views: 24615

The French will sell anything to anyone for a price. Don't forget the sales of submarines to Pakistan by France. Hitesh, They did that because they had no penalties in doing that. If they are kept at a distance they will repeat it. India has to build leverages of trade and clout that forces them to...
by Hitesh
26 Jan 2008 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-French Ties
Replies: 213
Views: 24615

The French will sell anything to anyone for a price. Don't forget the sales of submarines to Pakistan by France.
by Hitesh
18 May 2007 13:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 603
Views: 106447

Because they were afraid of falling prey to intellectual property rights claims and may have to pay royalties for growing GM crops. Also GM crops do not produce seeds which allow farmers to create their own seed supply producing savings. Then you can add the atypical knee jerk reaction exported from...
by Hitesh
02 May 2007 17:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1162
Views: 87757

csubhash, I agree with what you are saying. Peer review is the requisite for any kind of validation of any kind of research. DDM reports and news doesn't quite cut it. But keep in mind that that the DDM may have a jump start in reporting the news. This kind of development may have not been reported ...
by Hitesh
24 Apr 2007 03:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni III Test - News & Discussion-3
Replies: 275
Views: 90583

Can the Agni III have a long boost phase enough to go 12000 km with the payload reduced to 300 kg? Are you Hitesh aka Blademaster from the WAB Forum? If yes, Were'nt you doubting A-3's Range and payload capabilities on that forum, waiting for it to be verified by an "expert" ? Nothing wro...
by Hitesh
24 Apr 2007 03:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni III Test - News & Discussion-3
Replies: 275
Views: 90583

Well rocky please forgive me for my skepticism when I hear that Agni III can go 12,000km when it has not been tested that way. So forgive me if I don't fall into jingosm like you do.

Now ArunS, can you tell me whether Agni III has a boost phase long enough to make it to 12,000km?
by Hitesh
22 Apr 2007 14:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni III Test - News & Discussion-3
Replies: 275
Views: 90583

Can the Agni III have a long boost phase enough to go 12000 km with the payload reduced to 300 kg?
by Hitesh
15 Apr 2007 09:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Second Agni-III test-2
Replies: 333
Views: 81643

Well the real reason they didn't go for mobile land based ICBMs was because they felt that the Ohio SSBMs gave a better bang for the buck. Better value and the Ohios could do more than silent patrol. Last I heard was that US was going to retire all the Minutemans and devote its nuclear arsenal towar...
by Hitesh
29 Aug 2005 18:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37731

The deterrence against Pakistan is not somethign that we need to worry about. It is the detterence against China that I am most concerned about. They have such a head start against us and have true ICBMs. We have not reached that point even with Agni III that has not been test fired yet. They have c...
by Hitesh
29 Aug 2005 09:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37731

One question:

Is a fission based warhead less of a deterrance than a thermonuclear device?
by Hitesh
11 May 2005 17:05
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Vajra Shakti
Replies: 95
Views: 46653

What is interesting to me is how the IA has modeled the field the IA uses for exercises after Pakistan's bundhs. See the canals and sandbars IA created to mimic the Pakistan's line of defences. I hope they are of the same depth as Pakistan's line of defenses. I wonder if the IA has mined the area in...
by Hitesh
04 Nov 2004 22:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Failure of US technology - Lessons for Cold Start
Replies: 47
Views: 26439

What year was Lord Kitchner's cavalry?

If the Army of Potomec were equipped with the same weapons that Lord Kitchener were, would have Grant won?

Who is better in manuever warfare, Jeb Stuart or Lord Kitchner?
by Hitesh
04 Nov 2004 09:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Failure of US technology - Lessons for Cold Start
Replies: 47
Views: 26439

Wyu,

How far was Lord Kitchner ahead of Grant's army? Why wouldn't you want to pit Grant's army against Kitchner's army?

Please tell me the advantages and disadvantages of both sides.
by Hitesh
03 Jul 2004 09:52
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 85199

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

Why would Saddam save his army when the RG was his own personal force that kept him in power? That was the reason why we went after the Republican Guards. How did Saddam guarantee that the army won't turn against him? The Iraqi Army really had a long list of grievances against him but were too afrai...
by Hitesh
30 Jun 2004 21:57
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 48180

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

Nitin, when the Americans came to Gwalior, they did not bring their system such as AWACs, refueling tankers, SEAD etc. so your arguments about the IAF system being good remains to be seen because the IAF system has not been fully tested. As far as I am concerned, the recent exercise was just showing...
by Hitesh
29 Jun 2004 08:11
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 48180

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

I watched the video. I was alarmed and surprised that when the drogue refueling probe hit the Mirage's nose, it did not put a dent in the nose of the Mirage or push the nose away or something like that.

What happened to the laws of physics?
by Hitesh
23 Jun 2004 08:32
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 98294

Re: Kargil Revisited

There are many faces of truth.

Truth is all about perception.
by Hitesh
19 Jun 2004 18:30
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 85199

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

WYU, please put the WZC in the context of Tibet. Will Phase II be a division and Phase III be a corps size in the number challenged area of Tibet? There's very little room for manuever to accommadate the size of a division and the size of a corps. They will have serious problems manning their format...
by Hitesh
19 Jun 2004 02:57
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 85199

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

WYU and Johann, how strong does the decoy force have to be in order withstand the Phase II and meet the Phase III oncoming attack? Phase II- Battalion/Brigade size Phase III-Brigade/Division/Corps size How strong does the pinning and the main force have to be? How would you sychronize the three forc...
by Hitesh
18 Jun 2004 09:03
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 85199

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

WYU, thanks for the compliment. However, what I proposed is easier said than done. For instance, the first obstacle is knowing where the PLA intend the battlefield to be and insert/designate a decoy force into that area. The second obstacle is knowing the transit routes that PLA uses and how to inse...
by Hitesh
18 Jun 2004 06:20
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 85199

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

The PLA will know when it is exhausted and go home before it gives the InA a chance to give an ass kicking. That's what happened in the 1962 War. The PLA became exhausted and hightailed out of there therefore denying InA much needed morale, military and political victory. As for the pinning force, w...
by Hitesh
18 Jun 2004 00:18
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 98294

Re: Kargil Revisited

Is it scary at the recieving end of a bayonet charge or at the giving end of the bayonet charge?

I would think that the implementing the bayonet charge would be scary for the attacker.
by Hitesh
21 Feb 2004 22:10
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defence Expo 2004
Replies: 318
Views: 94475

Re: Defence Expo 2004

Nice article but i noticed something about the Bhim's specs. The sustained rate of fire is 3/min. That is very low compared to other artillery systmes like the Crusader, or the venerable Paladin, PH-2000, etc. No wonder why the IA is taking such a long time to acquire the Bhim. If DRDO can improve t...
by Hitesh
19 Feb 2003 04:59
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results
Replies: 153
Views: 60499

Re: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results

I am puzzled by this exercise. If IAF and French have practiced firing their missiles, do they actually launched their missiles or is just stimulation of firing missiles or a simulation game? If it is all simulation, how do they account for the possibility that pilots may use evasion tactics to evad...
by Hitesh
06 Nov 2002 10:39
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 50420

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Jai Hind! That site was awesome. It is always good to see that Indians take a critical look at all our wars in the past and ensure that we don't make the same mistakes twice. That is what killed us before and caused that 1000 years of war, slaughter, and great demises of great glorious cultures. His...
by Hitesh
29 Jul 2001 05:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: TSP: Al-Khalid MBT rolls out
Replies: 82
Views: 34040

Re: TSP: Al-Khalid MBT rolls out

You guys are forgetting the most important concept and simple concept that even the first year IA cadets will never forget or they will find themselves cleaning the latrines for a year. LOGISTICS!! LOGISTICS!!<P>The reason why IA did not go for the Arjuns because it would totally screw up their logi...
by Hitesh
24 Jan 2001 02:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Production of Arjun tank to start soon
Replies: 82
Views: 32079

Re: Production of Arjun tank to start soon

The army is kinda happy with most performances of the tank but it is not something that the army likes to brag about. It sufficiently meets their needs but the logistics things put a big damper on it. The performance was not enough to warrant an entire overhaul of the logistics chain. Also it is too...
by Hitesh
23 Jan 2001 21:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Production of Arjun tank to start soon
Replies: 82
Views: 32079

Re: Production of Arjun tank to start soon

I spoke to some army guys. They like the performance of the tank to some degree but it completely messes up the logistics chain that to overhaul the entire logistics chain just for a tank was not worth the cost to get that tank. The tank exceeds the dimensions of the logistic chain and as we all pro...
by Hitesh
08 Jul 2000 02:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 & Balderdash
Replies: 56
Views: 22884

Re: MiG-21 & Balderdash

Welcome to the board!! I look forward to reading your comments even though I know little about aerial combat.
by Hitesh
08 Jul 2000 02:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 24784

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

I found the responses to the article to be extremely sterile and not what I expect. NATO has had post nuke strike exercises for years<BR>and I can tell you that it's not as clean as people think it is.<P>In short, you have to control the dying and the dead first before you can take care of the livin...

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