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by disha
07 May 2008 22:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 67028

Nitesh wrote:

rediff says range is 3000km indiatimes says 3500km now russian says it is 5000km. So the question remain what is the exact range of this missile?


Zero. I doubted it ever flew. I think the whole thing was photo shop'ed.

Congrats DRDO!
by disha
02 May 2008 10:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 362922

link The above link is a keeper. From the same link: How did the rocket and its sub-systems perform, considering so many satellites were launched? The measure of the total mission comes in terms of the orbital accuracy that is achieved. Normally, we can allow upto 35 km dispersion in altitude, and ...
by disha
24 Apr 2008 22:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 362922

ramana wrote:The 'green' cone is the shroud or nose/payload fairing to cover the paylaod through the dense atmosphere in early stage of flight.


I wondered that, but that looks too small. Also in one of the photo gallery, the green cone does not match the payload fairing.
by disha
13 Apr 2008 02:52
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 115337

Vivek - you are back - and with vengeance!
by disha
05 Apr 2008 23:02
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 115337

Wow!!! Enjoyed reading it. Shankar you are getting better by the post! :)
by disha
01 Mar 2008 08:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 101546

The difference between pontoons and land based silos is that for anyone to get physically close to a land based silo they would have to be inside Indian territory. Pontoons out in open waters is like planting a Rs 100 note (attached to a string in your hand) in the middle of the road and waiting fo...
by disha
01 Mar 2008 03:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 101546

The idea of using sunk pontoons as silos for Sagarika has some inherent disadvantages 1) These pontoons need to be stationed at 50 meters depth so that would limit how far in to the sea we can go as the oceans get progressively deeper farther from the shore. 2) Once sunk their locations need to be ...
by disha
01 Mar 2008 02:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 101546

Unmanned and fixed underwater barges holding nuclear tipped missiles are open to attacks, and hence are a big security problem. Land-based silos are protected by ABMs atleast. :?: :?: :?: :?: What is the coast guard for? 50 km off the coast, an ABM battery cannot protect an underwater barge? On the...
by disha
01 Mar 2008 02:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 101546

AOA! So the idea is to drop real K-15 pantoons sprinkled within the dummy pantoon distribution? 1). They will be detected by satellite. 2). MPA's will decipher real ones from dummies. 3). Uncle's rig will come and steal (tow) away a couple of pantoons from 'international waters' for analysis. Yindo...
by disha
29 Feb 2008 21:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 101546

Folks dont you think such stationary launching pilons or silos be detected by satellites? IR detectors the difference between waters around and the silo. What about corrosion etc? Sink several dummy pontoons all over the place. Some of them can have real fat ladies which sing once in a while. Lizar...
by disha
13 Feb 2008 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3321
Views: 666114

Filing a patent would be a stupid thing to do. It just makes it so easy for some one else to build an exactly similar system for themselves. As long as they don't commercially sell it, they wouldn't even be violating the patent. If you really come up with something new, especially in the defence fi...
by disha
12 Dec 2007 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tracking Errors in Defence reporting
Replies: 499
Views: 89463

To err is human. Editors want to cram in all the news that flows via wire with gramatical and space edits. It is because of the work pressure. Defence journos too get letargic and are bound to errors, every one has good day or bad day. Every one has prespectives. Thats why I go slow on yelling at t...
by disha
13 Oct 2007 10:09
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part IX
Replies: 322
Views: 124907

8) Bravo!
by disha
03 Oct 2007 09:29
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 134254

Only Gujurati's have the money to build temples like Akshardam, but the rest of the Indians/Hindus have no unified initiative. OT on this thread, but "only gujurati's" do not have money. I have seen more "money"ed telugus, tamils, malyalees, marathis, punjabis, biharis and benga...
by disha
30 Sep 2007 08:50
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part IX
Replies: 322
Views: 124907

Vivek - Brilliant!
by disha
04 Sep 2007 00:27
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part IX
Replies: 322
Views: 124907

Good job Shankar and Vivek. Double story, double maza :)
by disha
19 Aug 2007 21:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 17 August 2007
Replies: 351
Views: 65888

...First of all Indian economic progress requires electricity, secondly for ordinary material comfort of having electricity in home and that means home located in Indian village... Arun saar, that is a very very important point you are making which everybody in this debate needs to remember. Regard...
by disha
19 Aug 2007 21:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 17 August 2007
Replies: 351
Views: 65888

... This is what the 123 deal means to India, if you replace "Country X" with India and change the numbers.... Shivji, that is a very simplistic analysis. Where are your facts for base number load and peak generation and what about the percentages - where did we get that from? :-p Sirjee,...
by disha
18 Aug 2007 22:56
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 134254

... Its all funny when I look at it now, but the educational system did do its best to mold us in a particular POV and it did work on many people... It did not work on you and neither on me. An enforced POV will only work on non-thinking types. Also I have seen that there were "unintended cons...
by disha
18 Aug 2007 22:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 17 August 2007
Replies: 351
Views: 65888

without going into too many details an annual report will have to be filed which state how much uranium we have mined and how much of it has gone to civilian pro gramme and obviously rest to military program me.If this is not intrusive what is . US inspectors will have the right not to just inspect...
by disha
18 Aug 2007 21:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 17 August 2007
Replies: 351
Views: 65888

Some thing is grossly wrong with the nuke deal -we can never know but just a look back - why do we need need civilian nuke co operation?we have done fine without so far including the fast breeder reactor and the advanced heavy water reactor is quite advanced stage including technology for thorium u...
by disha
18 Aug 2007 20:28
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 134254

...I grew up on NCERT and state texts all duly vetted by eminent historians ... Ah! Do not remind me those NCERT books. They glossed over the anglo-maratha wars as foot note and I was always conphoosed what happened in the period between Aurangazeb and Bahadur Shah Zafar and what those Marathas wer...
by disha
18 Aug 2007 06:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 17 August 2007
Replies: 351
Views: 65888

... testing happens when India REALLY needs to test. The present 123 does not hinder it in any way ... I am just thinking that this whole hoopla about testing is because now it is evidently clear and brought to the conscious fore that any new testing may result in serious sanctions while that same ...
by disha
15 Aug 2007 06:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 13 Aug 2007
Replies: 338
Views: 57187

Yes, Shyam Saran will be involved in the IAEA/NSG negotiation, but his immediate priority I think is to do some diplomacy with Russia on the matter. Very prescient. [url=http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=388858&sid=NAT&ssid=&news= India%20gets%20Russian%20backing%20for%20lifting%2...
by disha
15 Aug 2007 05:40
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 13 Aug 2007
Replies: 338
Views: 57187

Guys, reporting from a control systems conf in the Tenesse valley. There was key note talk by Dana Christiansen of Oak Ridge (http://www.ornl.gov/ornlhome/leadership/christensen_bio.shtml). He spoke about USA's road map for nuke power, and during the Q&A I asked his views on the India-US nuke d...
by disha
14 Aug 2007 10:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 13 Aug 2007
Replies: 338
Views: 57187

...I suspect US game plan is to have a nuke free and democratic zones with India to anchor both, with India to carry the risk... Is it not a case where it looks like the point of playing devil's advocate has gone so far where you are constructing strawmen where they do not exist? 50 Billion USD ove...
by disha
03 Aug 2007 08:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 01 Aug 2007
Replies: 266
Views: 52266

samuel wrote:sorry, how is the substance of what you are saying any different from what i just said?


I will not be going into you said/I said debate, but if you re-read my post again, it actually contradicts your sky is falling post.
by disha
03 Aug 2007 07:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 01 Aug 2007
Replies: 266
Views: 52266

... Right, possible (as is what vsudhir says). Although i wonder if say a 220mw non-grid load is easy to comeby or un-necessary for reactor of that capacity. Where would all that energy go, hot water?... There is much Ro&Dh [tm] [Rona & Dhona] going around on this thread. First of all take ...
by disha
24 Jun 2007 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 954
Views: 177015

On Karan Thapar's Vilification of Field Marshal Manekshaw (Letter sent to the Editor, Hindustan Times by Gurmeet Kanwal on May 13, 2007) ... By contrast, Karan's own father, General P N Thapar, led the Indian army to a humiliating defeat against China ... Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (Retd.) Senior Fel...
by disha
20 Jun 2007 14:33
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part IX
Replies: 322
Views: 124907

Vivek

It is HAMMER time. Please make our day, we need it to get going.
by disha
20 Jun 2007 09:43
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 134254

By big, of course I mean that which could dominate at least 60% of India's current landmass. :shock: Cholas Pallavas Maratha confederacy Agreed that by the time of Ashoka the Mauryan empire spanned such a large extent that even now it may be unsurpassed. But that does not mean they are the only *la...
by disha
17 Jun 2007 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Role in Global Terrorism
Replies: 1910
Views: 223393

Afghan bomb attack against police bus kills 35 From the above URL: Esmatullah Daulatzai, Kabul provincial police chief, said that police had become the first targets of the insurgents as 'police have become very active and have foiled many terrorist attacks in the country.' 'Whoever did it, they ar...
by disha
17 Jun 2007 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 357022

Afghan bomb attack against police bus kills 35 From the above URL: Esmatullah Daulatzai, Kabul provincial police chief, said that police had become the first targets of the insurgents as 'police have become very active and have foiled many terrorist attacks in the country.' 'Whoever did it, they ar...
by disha
25 May 2007 19:43
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VIII
Replies: 323
Views: 106693

vivek_ahuja wrote:It should clear up soon, but in the meantime I get precious little time to write the scenarios. :cry:


Is there a way to ban you for *not* posting? :D

Anyways, you have to double your posts to make up for the lost time 8)
by disha
03 May 2007 01:41
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VIII
Replies: 323
Views: 106693

Looks like Vivek sar has been kidnapped ... Where is the next installment?
by disha
01 May 2007 04:21
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VIII
Replies: 323
Views: 106693

How do you identify on a radar if an attacker is an escort or a bomber? Is it only based on the flying altitude? What happens, if both escorts & bombers follow the same altitude to confuse the radar reading (assuming bombers can carry out stand-off or high-altitude bombing)? I think Vivek had a...
by disha
19 Apr 2007 03:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni III Test - News & Discussion-3
Replies: 275
Views: 92760

Vinayak and Disha, it's entirely possible that even after India tests a round of 300 kiloton bombs, the US will still deny in public the yield given bu Indian scientists and the yield measured by the Americans themself. However, the point is that their defense analysts, intelligence, military and k...
by disha
19 Apr 2007 01:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni III Test - News & Discussion-3
Replies: 275
Views: 92760

Well, then detonate three or four 300 kiloton nuke boms, in such a manner that Americans, Europeans and Chinese can measure the yield and quickly demonstrate MIRV technology. This is again based on the premise that they will measure it accurately or report back accurate figures. That is not the way...
by disha
15 Apr 2007 23:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni III Test - News & Discussion-3
Replies: 275
Views: 92760

Agreed -this is not a vapor condensation that some times accompany sonic transition.Either it is a low cloud (unlikely in a clear day)or may be the auto venting of RV high altitude motor propellant as the rocket clears the launch pad Questions here. Why would high altitude motor propellant be vente...
by disha
15 Apr 2007 22:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni III Test - News & Discussion-3
Replies: 275
Views: 92760

Agni III Test - News & Discussion-3

{Admin note: Previous two threads moved to Mil Tech Archive Arun_S Admin hat on} Second Agni-III test-1 Second Agni-III test-2 ***************************************************** http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6007/nationalcx8.jpg Why is there a Little Cloud at the base of Agni III's Missile Con...

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