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by rocky
24 May 2008 01:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1627392

Looks like Mech Infantry patch.
by rocky
24 May 2008 01:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 56773

Well, if there is any time to test, now it is. The yahoos in the neighbourhood have gotten access to new enrichment technology and uranium, and this is so in-your-face proliferation of nuclear technology that India would be smart to conduct tests right now. http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssEnergyN...
by rocky
24 May 2008 01:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 196519

Well, if there is any time to test, now it is. The yahoos in the neighbourhood have gotten access to new enrichment technology and uranium, and this is so in-your-face proliferation of nuclear technology that India would be smart to conduct tests right now. http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssEnergyN...
by rocky
23 May 2008 08:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 517
Views: 643845

It's a T-72, even a minor glance is enough to prove it. 6 roadwheels, typical exhaust position. Here's a few more images from different angles. http://bp1.blogger.com/_o_no4M2xEPY/SBgV_z5EAjI/AAAAAAAAB5g/Ku3AAVRVraE/s1600-h/579U0185-747615.JPG http://bp2.blogger.com/_o_no4M2xEPY/SBgAvD5EAdI/AAAAAAA...
by rocky
22 May 2008 22:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 517
Views: 643845

It's a T-72, even a minor glance is enough to prove it. 6 roadwheels, typical exhaust position. Here's a few more images from different angles. http://bp1.blogger.com/_o_no4M2xEPY/SBgV_z5EAjI/AAAAAAAAB5g/Ku3AAVRVraE/s1600-h/579U0185-747615.JPG http://bp2.blogger.com/_o_no4M2xEPY/SBgAvD5EAdI/AAAAAAAA...
by rocky
22 May 2008 22:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 517
Views: 643845

vina, the newer Akash is indeed mounted on a modified T-72 chassis. This was after the Army realised 15 years after the program began that the BMP chassis is not strong enough to carry three Akash missiles.
by rocky
18 May 2008 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 414373

Brazil's sub-standard treatment to Pratibha Patil on her recent tour could probably be linked to Chidambaram's statements on bio-fuels and ethanol ...
by rocky
17 May 2008 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 603
Views: 489235

Americans, Canadians and Europeans (especially UK) are hankering for Myanmars blood following the cyclone. Moreover, elite toilet paper like CNN and Time are asking cute questions like "Is it time to invade Myanmar"! India should call their bluff by offering to channelise all the foreign a...
by rocky
08 May 2008 20:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 74266

Austin wrote:
Gerard wrote:Any speculation why the launch pics show no white puff ring around the nose?


Yes they forgot to click it :wink:
You mean they forgot to take a picture of it ...
by rocky
08 May 2008 19:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 74266

I didn't know the SS-20 had potato mashers like the RVV-AE!

Image
by rocky
29 Mar 2008 08:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 196519

The Lhasa Convention was followed by the Simla Convention in 1914 that laid out the McMahon Line defining both the Indo-Tibetan border, and the division of Tibet into 'Outer Tibet' (which lies along the border with India) and 'Inner Tibet' which includes Amdo Province and part of Kham Province. It ...
by rocky
26 Mar 2008 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 294
Views: 91541

Interview with Capt. Bharat Verma , from http://sify.com/printer_friendly.php?id=14629732&ctid=2&lid=1 ' We saw the globe (and India) through foreigners' eyes' Capt. Bharat Verma is the editor of Indian Defence Review. A quarterly journal read by leading policy makers at senior bureaucratic...
by rocky
26 Mar 2008 19:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 517
Views: 643845

Acharya wrote:Image

Missile systems on display at the RCI, DRDO in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
A picture is worth a thousand words! That ARH radar confirms lots of issues! Thanks.
by rocky
01 Mar 2008 01:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 109588

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.
by rocky
23 Feb 2008 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 414373

Rye, I'm not so sure. I had mentioned a few years ago that the sovereign nation-state concept will totally die out in about 40-50 years - but it seems it may happen even earlier than that. The treaty of Westphalia imposed a new world order that lasted until about 40-50 years ago, resulted in two blo...
by rocky
16 Oct 2007 06:16
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 146267

I just got my hands on "Panipat 1761", the only Marathi-language book on the war, and probably the only one written for this war itself, and probably one of the last copies floating around anywhere. The details are chilling. A second book I've just managed to lay my hands on is "The B...
by rocky
14 Oct 2007 18:34
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 146267

William Dalrymple comes swinging along about Akbar with his "A lesson in humility for the smug West" [quote]Many of the western values we think of as superior came from the East and our blind arrogance hurts our standing in the world About 100 miles south of Delhi, where I live, lie the ru...
by rocky
25 Sep 2007 19:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 84133

Just the fact that India's posture is that of NFU, it's nuclear weapons are not for deterrence, but for war-fighting. That requires sheer numbers.
by rocky
22 Sep 2007 20:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 84133

Yes, but therein lies the problem. The separation into civil-military, the decomissioning of Cirus, and no-test clause (backdoor shitty-bitty) is basically another terminology for CAP. Which is far different from the self-imposed CAP on fissile material production and weaponization that the P5 are a...
by rocky
22 Sep 2007 19:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 84133

Irrespective of what Sanjaya Baru says, just considering the fact that the text of the 123 agreement is being so wildly and publicly interpreted differently in both the countries by different officials and elected members - the standard recourse is to return to discussions and tighten the agreement ...
by rocky
22 Sep 2007 07:24
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 146267

What about the Janjuas and the Raos and the Ranas?
by rocky
17 Sep 2007 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2968
Views: 264991

Interesting to see both countries try the same tactic for completely different needs.

India is trying exactly the same trick the Packees tried in 1983-1984 - but for different reasons - and openly.
by rocky
10 Sep 2007 05:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 9 Sept 2007
Replies: 239
Views: 54454

So any specific reasons why Karnad was moved out of NSAB? And any timing/coincidence with other events w.r.t. his ejection?
by rocky
19 Aug 2007 07:54
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 146267

Aah well ... a friend of mine has a doctorate from a "reputed" history college. When I mentioned how only in India we go around naming roads and cities after Aurangzeb despite the fact that this moron slaughtered many Hindus in progroms - many times more than the Jews killed by Hitler ... ...
by rocky
18 Aug 2007 18:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 17 August 2007
Replies: 351
Views: 75186

ldev wrote:the BJP types
Please get off your intellectual high horse here, and stop labelling people with labels that you cook up to bash the party you seem to hate the most. I have noticed this in many of your posts.
by rocky
17 Aug 2007 17:34
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 13 Aug 2007
Replies: 338
Views: 65351

We have obviously broadcast our intention to buy uranium from a lot of potential suppliers but I don't see where India has "begged" for Ozzie stuff. In fact, it seems like the other way around. There is total silence from the Indian side and it is the Ozmonkeys who have taken every opport...
by rocky
11 Aug 2007 07:26
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 10 Aug 2007
Replies: 283
Views: 57487

Arun_S wrote:What next ?
Next step is to impose the 123 agreement on all the NWS states. Make them split all their programs between military and civilian.
by rocky
01 Aug 2007 07:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 28 Jul 2007
Replies: 272
Views: 60419

People here would remember the report published by a wet-behind-the-ears bong PIO from Stanford under the guidance of David the NPA. If you recall the gist of that report, and read kgoan's post again, you will see what US is fast realising as slipping out of their hands. Are you referring to the Ba...
by rocky
30 Jul 2007 08:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 28 Jul 2007
Replies: 272
Views: 60419

That MK Narayanan guy is seriously a waste of oxygen on this planet.
by rocky
30 Jul 2007 08:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 28 Jul 2007
Replies: 272
Views: 60419

By perhaps incorporating a language in the agreement which will mean one thing to the US and another thing to India, we are opening the floodgates for future misunderstanding. This trickery with language was going on even before this last round of negotiations. Note how everybody including the US b...
by rocky
29 Jul 2007 19:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 28 Jul 2007
Replies: 272
Views: 60419

khan wrote:I hope we don't move too fast on this. I wouldn't want to hear of a pissed off Indian building a "Dirty Bomb"...
I also hope we don't move too fast on teaching women how to cook ... I wouldn't want to hear of a pissed off Indian woman using her "kitchen knife" to murder people...
by rocky
29 Jul 2007 00:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 25 Jul 2007
Replies: 268
Views: 59939

Acharya wrote:Will they allow India to grow if India is hesitating?
Who cares if anybody allows or not?
by rocky
28 Jul 2007 22:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 25 Jul 2007
Replies: 268
Views: 59939

We need 850 warheads of all (assorted) kinds to take care of any situation. In correct. The number of warheads you come up with can deal with the current situation. The future ... not. Otherwise why would the USA or Soviet Union move from a few nuclear devices to ten thousands of them within a deca...
by rocky
28 Jul 2007 03:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 25 Jul 2007
Replies: 268
Views: 59939

They could have made this deal in 1968 Essentially we are re-living the world as it existed in the late 50s and the 60s. We already have a mini Turkey/Cuban missile crisis in the form of missile interceptors in Poland and the Czech republic. W.r.t. to Indo-China border situation, we are exactly in ...
by rocky
24 Jul 2007 09:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 22 Jul 2007
Replies: 255
Views: 59417

KS is sadly mistaken. Rather than becoming "strategic partners", we are getting closer to "strategically non-hostile to each other" (but with still misconceptions and misgivings about each other).
by rocky
21 Jul 2007 08:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 328
Views: 62652

How is a dedicated spent-fuel reprocessing facility any different from a spent-fuel reprocessing facility in campaign mode? Both achieve the same thing, right? That all safeguarded fissile material is accounted for?
by rocky
12 Jul 2007 09:12
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: 1962 Sino-Indian War: Declassified CIA Documents
Replies: 206
Views: 66871

Ok, even if we consider both sides of the argument - whether the US was scheming in making an Indo-China border war happen at Chinese terms (or not), how does it explain: 1) the intense co-operation between CIA and the SSB? 2) US monitoring of Chinese nuclear activities from India? 3) the two highly...
by rocky
06 Jul 2007 05:54
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: 1962 Sino-Indian War: Declassified CIA Documents
Replies: 206
Views: 66871

Acharya wrote:
negi wrote: its a classic example of political inaction and caloussness that a large landmass like Tibet was annexed so easily and with little effort.


When ever there is a political power vacuum in a nation state outside powers will enter.
This has been repeated several times in our neighbourhood.
by rocky
29 Jun 2007 03:41
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: 1962 Sino-Indian War: Declassified CIA Documents
Replies: 206
Views: 66871

Acharya, your theory of the Americans encouraging the Chinese takeover of Tibet and wanting to keep the Soviets out of there makes perfect sense as the US was the inheritor of maintaining the old British world order following the demise of the British empire - except for one issue: Indo-US co-operat...
by rocky
29 Jun 2007 03:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 26-2007
Replies: 322
Views: 73223

Does NAM serve Indian interests? IIRC they were not too helpful after the 98 nuclear tests. Granted, a forum where the US gets bashed by most of the world is useful for psyops purposes NAM doesn't directly serve Indian interests but it is effectively a tool that can be used as a leverage. Otherwise...

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