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by Roop
29 Jan 2002 01:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)
Replies: 241
Views: 64272

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)

Arun_S:<p>This is very interesting. If I understand you right, you are saying that India's nuclear weapons program actually benefitted , in the long run, from the sanctions imposed by the West. Because our scientists didn't have access to the classified info from the West's weapons program, and beca...
by Roop
15 Dec 2001 00:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Weapons & Equipment for Special Forces
Replies: 36
Views: 27733

Re: Weapons & Equipment for Special Forces

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by shiv:<BR><STRONG>AFAIK - the bren remains a good weapon for close in situations.<BR></STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Shiv, I think you are mixing up the Bren and the Sten. The Bren (.303 calibre) and its modern equiva...
by Roop
15 Dec 2001 00:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Weapons & Equipment for Special Forces
Replies: 36
Views: 27733

Re: Weapons & Equipment for Special Forces

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Useless trivia:<BR>the range of a Lee-Enfield 0.303 is 3000 yards i.e 1 KM, the lethal range is 550 ie. 183M.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Unfortunately, this trivia is really useless because it is <B>wrong</B> on many levels.<BR><OL TYPE=1><P>...
by Roop
10 Nov 2001 05:54
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 53669

Re: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>This thread is going from strength to strength. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thanks originally to you, SZ. Shabash!
by Roop
21 Sep 2001 23:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India test-fires indigenous missile [ DHANUSH ]
Replies: 39
Views: 9015

Re: India test-fires indigenous missile [ DHANUSH ]

SLCM = Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile.
by Roop
07 Sep 2001 03:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 33072

Re: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion

Q: why is the range restriction of only 300? <P>A: MTCR
by Roop
06 Sep 2001 05:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: The Police - once again
Replies: 52
Views: 26981

Re: The Police - once again

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>By the way I think that to make a police officers enforce a law is to impose a fine and give te officer a 10% commission. So he will get something out of it. A nice incentive.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah, a nice incentive to police abuse ...
by Roop
30 Aug 2001 11:12
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 53669

Re: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

Shahid Zaki:<P>I know I'm repeating myself, but it's worth it -- this thread is an absolute gem! You deserve a medal for starting it. Image
by Roop
26 Jul 2001 00:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan's quest for the H-bomb
Replies: 15
Views: 5742

Re: Pakistan's quest for the H-bomb

Kaushal:<P>As a corollary to what you stated above, is it reasonable to speculate that Pakistan's nuclear weapons are ultimately under Chinese control? i.e. that there is some vital link (a trigger, if you will) in the whole firing chain that is in Beijing's hands?<P>This is an important question be...
by Roop
22 Jul 2001 13:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Sagrika - Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 10097

Re: Sagrika - Discussion

Himanshu:<P>No matter how many times Indian scientists/engineers <B>say</B> that the range is limited to 300km, that doesn't make it true. Obviously, they are saying this to limit any negative diplomatic fallout w.r.t. the MTCR.<P>My opinion (entirely speculative) is that the missile's range is much...
by Roop
12 Jul 2001 13:23
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: CTBT concerns
Replies: 23
Views: 7928

Re: CTBT concerns

<B>"If India resumed testing unilaterally, would that change the world testing scenario today??"</B><P>By "resume testing unilaterally" I presume you mean: conduct another test, or series of tests, before anyone else does?<P>I think this would be an act of monumental stupidity, and I cannot imagine ...
by Roop
12 Jul 2001 09:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more
Replies: 39
Views: 21525

Re: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more

I'm having trouble understanding exactly what this Avatar news item means. Application for a patent does not mean the plane works, or even that a prototype has flown. It simply means that the <B>idea</B> (i.e. the design) is being patented. If this is so, the use of the word "unveiled" is highly pre...
by Roop
12 Jul 2001 09:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: CTBT concerns
Replies: 23
Views: 7928

Re: CTBT concerns

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The CTBT ... is a dying animal. The only chance of its being revived is for the Democrats to control both the White House and the Senate.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Kaushal:<P>Even that wouldn't do it. Recall that ratification of treaty requi...
by Roop
03 Jul 2001 00:06
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Road Development
Replies: 282
Views: 84976

Re: Indian Road Development

Nice pic, Div. Where is it from (i.e. which publication)?.
by Roop
28 Jun 2001 09:08
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India and the NMD-2
Replies: 66
Views: 28487

Re: India and the NMD-2

<I>"Look at CPM folowing the call of their Chinese masters! Shame on them."</I><P>These low-lifes have always been this way. I'll bet that if you went back and checked the newspaper archives from 1962, you would find that they sided with the Chinese in that war. Traitorous scum!
by Roop
19 Jun 2001 07:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 32180

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

If Col. Yu's link is the one I read a few years ago, it's fascinating. A must-read.<P>BTW, PBS had a special on the US Army ops in Somalia, a detailed account of the tragedy.<BR>
by Roop
19 Jun 2001 06:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 33072

Re: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion

<I>"...the launch appears typical of the "cold launch" technique of the Russians..."</I><P>Phillip:<P>How does this differ from the cold-launch technique of the Americans?<BR>
by Roop
17 Jun 2001 12:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 33072

Re: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion

<I>"The cruise velocity is Mach 2 - 2.5 and the range 120 - 300 km."</I><P>These kinds of ranges are fine for tactical use, but for strategic use (nuclear deterrence) much larger ranges are required. A range of at least 1000km (preferably 2000) while carrying a 50KT warhead is required in order to d...
by Roop
17 Jun 2001 08:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 32180

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

<I>"So to say Israeli snipers suck is very insulting but I will take it as a joke."</I><P>Avram:<P>I must be missing something here. Who said "Israeli snipers suck"? Someone on this thread?<BR>
by Roop
14 Jun 2001 13:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Snipers of the Indian Army
Replies: 69
Views: 32180

Re: Snipers of the Indian Army

<I>"What is the name of American Sniper rifle that shoot almost 1.5 miles?"</I><P>Sandeep:<BR>I believe you're referring to the M-50. Reportedly a fantastically accurate weapon, used by (among others) the Israelis. Perhaps Avram can comment.<P>Anil:<BR>I believe IA standard issue for snipers is the ...
by Roop
14 Jun 2001 12:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India and the NMD-2
Replies: 66
Views: 28487

Re: India and the NMD-2

The naysayers are being way too pessimistic about NMD. As Ramana said, the US will likely deploy some form of missile defence, perhaps a less effective one than its champions hope for, but one that is nevertheless at least partially effective.<P>As for the GoI's response to Bush's proposal, it was r...
by Roop
09 May 2001 13:04
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 53669

Re: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

Admins:<P>IMO the main info in this thread deserves much more than mere archiving. It deserves to be part of BR Monitor or a permanent part of the forum in some way. What about copyright for the pictures? Is there a potential legal problem there?<P>Once again, Shahid Zaki and other contributors of m...
by Roop
09 May 2001 12:59
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 53669

Re: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

A bunch of questions:<P><OL TYPE=1><BR><LI>The picture directly above (of an Indian pilot standing next to his plane, looking at a map) -- can someone identify the aircraft type, and approximate vintage of the photo?<P><LI>The caption next to the formation sign for 26 Div says "Far Eastern front". B...
by Roop
06 May 2001 12:03
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 53669

Re: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

Shahid Zaki:<P>You can't see me now, but take my word for it -- I'm giving you a standing ovation for this thread. You deserve the BR Nobel Prize for literature! Image<BR>
by Roop
22 Apr 2001 13:14
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 53669

Re: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

Good job, Shahid! Thanks for taking the trouble.<BR>
by Roop
14 Jan 2001 10:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 153
Views: 47624

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

<I><< Is there some media outlet where we can publish an article hammering Nadkarni etc.? I don't think I want to contribute to the circulation of rediff, who published this tripe. >></I><P>Narayanan:<P>Your posts on this thread are excellent. I strongly urge you to submit them for publication on re...
by Roop
04 Jan 2001 13:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA ground run & some other questions
Replies: 101
Views: 51372

Re: LCA ground run & some other questions

<I><< Who had that cooling champagne... ? >></I><P>That was me, Saurabh. And you can be sure I'm going to open it tomorrow evening.<P>Folks, this is fantastic news!<BR>
by Roop
29 Dec 2000 11:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA ground run & some other questions
Replies: 101
Views: 51372

Re: LCA ground run & some other questions

I have a bottle of champagne cooling its heels in my fridge, waiting for the LCA's first flight. Image
by Roop
08 Aug 2000 22:55
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Nuke angle to Kargil crisis
Replies: 32
Views: 20106

Re: Nuke angle to Kargil crisis

Faizi,<P>The Rediff link doesn't work.<BR>
by Roop
15 Nov 1999 11:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Barrels of artillery guns
Replies: 14
Views: 9183

Re: Barrels of artillery guns

Agree with Johann, howitzer barrels are rifled. Perhaps the confusion arose because someone was thinking of mortars, which are very high trajejectory weapons with smooth bores. Extending that to the fact that howitzers are also high-trajectory weapons, the wrong conclusion was presumably drawn about...
by Roop
21 Oct 1999 10:44
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indo/US relations - what next ?
Replies: 34
Views: 18470

Re: Indo/US relations - what next ?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Finally some words of wisdom from a veteran journalist who is not just out of diapers. I was waiting to see who would be the first to utter these prophetic words... <P>Generally I am impressed with this column and it forms a good supp...
by Roop
16 Oct 1999 09:25
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Folder III-A
Replies: 31
Views: 12093

Re: Strategic Folder III-A

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Subsequently these Western half baked scholars started creating doubts hoping the GOI could be press ganged into implementing UNSC Resolution 1172 as it was a slender majority. Didnt work. Now the considerations are different. Also co...
by Roop
28 Sep 1999 00:22
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II
Replies: 26
Views: 13596

Re: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The SOE in Asia was named Force 136. They were the smartest and toughest of the bunch. They operated in Burma and ...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Johann:<P>Where did Wingate's Chindits figure in all this? They were special-ops forces used in t...
by Roop
27 Sep 1999 21:47
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II
Replies: 26
Views: 13596

Re: Indian Army's myth: shattering record in WW-II

An excellent thread all around. I particularly enjoyed Naryanan's and Johann's posts. A couple of minor quibbles:<P>1. Narayanan: If I remember right, the US sank four Japanese carriers at Midway, not five. But I must admit, I'm not sure.<P>2. Johann: I don't think FDR took a lot of persuading to en...
by Roop
25 Sep 1999 00:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: What is Thrust Vectoring?
Replies: 7
Views: 4255

Re: What is Thrust Vectoring?

Nikhil:<P> << If you get greater maneuverability with SU-30MKI then Mirage-2000, is it obvious that SU-30 would have done (if we had all of them) a better job than Mirage-2000. >> <P>It is not obvious at all. The success of the Mirage in Kargil had nothing to do with maneuverability, it was all abou...
by Roop
15 Sep 1999 10:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India planning another nuclear test: Shamshad
Replies: 40
Views: 16596

Re: India planning another nuclear test: Shamshad

<< Of course all this becomes moot if the Republicans stall the CTBT in the Senate. >> <P>Question for the forum brain trust:<P>Assuming CTBT deadline goes kaputt, i.e. it is stalled by the US Senate and not brought to a vote this year, what in your opinion, are its political (not legal) credential...
by Roop
15 Sep 1999 09:56
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: RAW, Mossad developing strong strategic relations
Replies: 19
Views: 10936

Re: RAW, Mossad developing strong strategic relations

I believe it is quite possible that Israel and India have indeed come to some working arrangement for IsAF aircraft to operate on various spying/eavesdropping missions from IAF bases. There is nothing ridiculous or far-fetched about this. The most likely purpose of these spying missions would be to ...
by Roop
14 Sep 1999 00:26
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India planning another nuclear test: Shamshad
Replies: 40
Views: 16596

Re: India planning another nuclear test: Shamshad

<< When we had P-II the whole world, including USA, had no clue about the event. AVB had to annouce this to the world. If only he had kept quiet, we could have forever tested our Nuclear weapons... >> <P>The whole purpose of having nuclear weapons in the first place is to deter agression. You don't...
by Roop
04 Sep 1999 00:23
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Battle of Longewala
Replies: 53
Views: 24387

Re: Battle of Longewala

<< Incidentally, just what is an RCL, and what does it shoot, that can take out a Patton tank with one shot, tracks or no tracks? >> <P>In general, RCL = Recoilless. Specifically, the "RCL" referred to here is the 106 RCL (106mm recoilless anti-tank rifle), an American-made jeep-mounted weapon in w...
by Roop
17 Jun 1999 06:24
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Wangchuk's war - Must read
Replies: 18
Views: 14731

Re: Wangchuk's war - Must read

<< Major Sonam Wangchuk has shown that india is a secular state being defended by soldiers of all faith and colour, against a state which has been either been ruled by a military junta or by a theocratic party, and which have seen very little of democracy. <BR>>><P>That's right. And when Paks expres...

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