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by rocky
05 Dec 2006 10:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 92009

Dr. Saraswat is really onto something with the Inshallah comment. In any case, it's HTH, DTO and STH.
by rocky
03 Dec 2006 05:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-3
Replies: 320
Views: 89159

ramana wrote:It has to be their new ICBMs that have to be assigned. Uncle should be grateful to India.
Bingo. Now it's a pure contest of international confidence building measures.
by rocky
03 Dec 2006 05:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 92009

One of the things this test has made (without us having to even wait for the successful deployment of this tech) is that it has made the entire missile and nuclear proliferation cycle between TSP-China-North Korea come a full circle and put a lid on it. Even an alleged Packee or Chinese ABM test wil...
by rocky
02 Dec 2006 11:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-3
Replies: 320
Views: 89159

Austin, rockyvivendi at yahoo dot ca please. Thanks in advance.
by rocky
30 Nov 2006 19:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 83186

I hope that DDM doesn't start on a fully functional and reliable ABM being too ambitious and costly and that DRDO must collaborate with foreign organizations on this. Thats the last thing we need. I hope that DDM does not start on that too Too late. Shekhar Gupta and his IE have already jumped on t...
by rocky
30 Nov 2006 08:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 83186

Miles to go
The missile system has to be tested in battle conditions.
Right. Now will someone please do us a favor and lob a nice multi-megaton nuke carrying IRBM/ICBM on India so we can see whether DRDO is really competent or not.

Lifafagiri is one thing, but this is just insane.
by rocky
29 Nov 2006 06:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 83186

Are there any cost or technical feasibility studies out there on defeating ABM interceptors? It would be interesting to calculate this from a deterrence perspective.
by rocky
28 Nov 2006 11:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 73253

Well, talking about Shiv Aroor, he's begging to current NPOL employees on Orkut to give him information like shiv: hi manoj, just wanted to know -- what makes NPOL a better lab than the other DRDO labs? how come it attracts more talent and has better retention than other labs? can you give me an ide...
by rocky
30 Oct 2006 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1354
Views: 283237

Jagan wrote:And he asks, why do these simple guys had to come to the Kargil and die?
Because they are paid professional killers, paid to die on the job, and they swore themselves to an oath to such effect?
by rocky
24 Oct 2006 06:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 150286

The meteor strike may not necessarily look like a nice round cup in the sand.

An example is the Charlevoix crater: http://www.unb.ca/passc/ImpactDatabase/ ... levoix.htm
by rocky
02 Oct 2006 21:35
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 132654

How can one be barbaric towards barbarians and then turn around and be civilized towards civilized people? Let's look at it from a practical standpoint. You are the CO of a unit that has captured Pak PoWs. You allow or actively instigate your men to torture. The soldiers have learnt what is expecte...
by rocky
25 May 2006 22:47
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 85448

China always has the option to extend the Beg paradigm one step further. They can say to the US... if the Indians nuke us, we will nuke YOU. ... 3) Finally, they could go along with the Chinese, and decide that the best thing to do would be for both the US and China to nuke India immediately and de...
by rocky
25 May 2006 02:55
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 85448

dnirody, KS is doing quite a bit of pro-US batting recently. Re-read his article with that at the back of the mind, and the effect is completely different. Johann, Al-Qaeda does not exist. It is as existent at the ether. One can allude to an ideology that lots of people in certain countries subscrib...
by rocky
24 May 2006 06:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2968
Views: 264873

Rye wrote:Don't know what that means, but I am less and less convinced that Siachen Demilitarizaion and J18 are not connected, as claimed by the GoI.
Which begs the next question: why would the US want the Siachen demilitarized?
by rocky
04 May 2006 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2968
Views: 264873

As the Defence Minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee stated: "If we vacate the posts and they occupy them tomorrow, how do we establish before the international community that this was what we had"? Almost certainly, one can replace the term "international community" with "USA"...
by rocky
03 May 2006 08:51
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 119742

Ramana, I do not think there is anything to be read in the timing of the release of Gen. Malik's book. It could very well be that all the work was done, and the publication was given the go ahead. However, my question - is why did Gen Malik. write the book in the first place! Does he have scores to ...
by rocky
03 May 2006 08:46
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 119742

I have always wondered about why during Kargil we needed to send men straight up the steep hills to fight. We could have just waited for the snow to fall and bomb the base camps of the Paki intruders and hurt their supply lines. Well, the snow and winter doesn't respect the LoC either, so if the we...
by rocky
30 Apr 2006 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2968
Views: 264873

Amitabh, maybe I have missed your opinion, or maybe I cannot decipher where you are going with this Siachen thing: so I have a basic fundamental question for you:

Irrespective of what TSP thinks, why do you think India should vacate Siachen now, and what good does it do for us?

Thanks.
by rocky
06 Apr 2006 07:16
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 80868

Cybaru wrote:Here is a pic of that m-55 mystic ..

http://www.richard-seaman.com/Aircraft/ ... oClock.jpg
Ouch! Gonna be interesting landing that thing.
by rocky
30 Mar 2006 04:22
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Battles of India: Critical Analysis
Replies: 133
Views: 67134

One of the most catastrophic events of the second millenia would be the very short and quick routing of the mammoth Maratha army led by the inexperienced Shadashivraubhau in the third Battle of Panipat at the hands of Ahmad Shah Durrani (Abdali). Technically it could be considered a stalemate since ...

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