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by Kakkaji
07 Feb 2003 03:20
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- February 2003
Replies: 11
Views: 2125

Re: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- February 2003

Congress MP says Scorpene deal is fraud (Deccan Chronicle, 07 February 2003) New Delhi, Feb. 6: India's plans to purchase French Scorpene submarines estimated to be worth $1.8 billion would sound the death knell for efforts to develop a home-grown submarine, Congress MP Eduardo Faleiro asserted her...
by Kakkaji
02 Feb 2003 21:12
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- February 2003
Replies: 62
Views: 6865

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- February 2003

Govt. nod for more Special Forces (The Hindu, 02 February 2003) With Islamabad showing no signs of relenting on infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir, the Government has given a go ahead for raising of four more battalions of Special Forces, who would be trained in Israel for specialised counter insurge...
by Kakkaji
02 Feb 2003 05:14
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 55001

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Work on linking of rivers likely to take off by year-end

http://www.hinduonnet.com/stories/2003020203651000.htm
by Kakkaji
31 Jan 2003 22:20
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- January 2003
Replies: 38
Views: 4553

Re: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- January 2003

Navy to use UAVs to spy on sea-lanes

http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/jan/31uav.htm

Link to HERON UAV data. twice wingspan of Searcher. 40 hr endurance.
http://www.iai.co.il/dows/dows/Serve/item/English/1.1.4.2.7.1.4.html
by Kakkaji
29 Jan 2003 21:55
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles -- News Folder -- January 2003
Replies: 32
Views: 3590

Re: Indian Missiles -- News Folder -- January 2003

From 'Hindu News Update' of Jan. 29, 2003 *************** User trials of Akash in 2004 Bangalore, Jan 29. (UNI): Medium range air defence missile Akash will enter user trials next year, Dr V K Aatre, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, said today. Talking to reporters here, he said two trial...
by Kakkaji
24 Jan 2003 01:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Time to rethink NFU
Replies: 224
Views: 79901

Re: Time to rethink NFU

Former Army Chief critical of defence strategy

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_145256,0008.htm
by Kakkaji
23 Jan 2003 09:58
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force -- News Folder -- January 2003
Replies: 39
Views: 3985

Re: Indian Air Force -- News Folder -- January 2003

Russian Air Chief asks for reports on MiG crashes to help identify cause

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=17160
by Kakkaji
19 Jan 2003 23:33
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 55001

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

From NDTV.com of Jan. 19, 2003 *************** India to study China's river-linking project Sunday, January 19, 2003 (Beijing): The Chairman of the Task Force on the Inter-Linking of Rivers, Suresh Prabhu, has said India will study China's massive water diversion project before it launches a Rs 5,60...
by Kakkaji
16 Jan 2003 01:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Role of armed helicopters in army operations
Replies: 107
Views: 45886

Re: Role of armed helicopters in army operations

Is Lancer the attack version of Dhruv or is it a modified Cheetah or Chetak? For how long has been in service? Who operates it, the Air Force or the Army? What is the weapons configuration? In the annual encyclopedia version of the AWST, the Lancer is mentioned as a Light Attack Helicopter under pro...
by Kakkaji
15 Jan 2003 08:41
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles -- News Folder -- January 2003
Replies: 32
Views: 3590

Re: Indian Missiles -- News Folder -- January 2003

Kalam's influence speeds up missile program

Story says in essence that since Dr. Kalam became President, his personal interest & encouragement has speeded up the missile development program. He considers defense self-reliance an integral part of his vision for a developed India in Year 2020.
by Kakkaji
14 Jan 2003 02:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 62840

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

Originally posted by Amitabh:
I can't tell the conceptual difference between "dissuading" and "deterring".
The way I see it "dissuade" means "if you hit me, I'll break your arm", whereas "deter" means "if you hit me, I'll shoot you through your head". :)
by Kakkaji
11 Jan 2003 22:18
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- January 2003
Replies: 38
Views: 4553

Re: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- January 2003

Kerala: Coast Guard unit launched in Vizhinjam (The Hindu, 11 Jan 2003) Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister A K Antony today said the Coast Guard had a crucial role to play in checking the unauthorised intrusion of foreign trawlers for fishing in Indian waters. Inaugurating the first coast gu...
by Kakkaji
10 Jan 2003 02:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 62840

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

From the expressindia link posted by Sai_NT: These are the official comments of the Govt. of UK: "We believe that restraint in developing possible nuclear weapons delivery systems is in the long-term interest of India and the region," a Foreign Office spokesman said. Aargh! :mad: The snottiness of i...
by Kakkaji
10 Jan 2003 00:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 62840

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

From the expressindia link posted above by Sai_NT:

Agni-1 has a one-tonne payload capacity and can be fired from rail and road launchers, making it highly mobile.

I guess that answers the question about road launchers. :)
by Kakkaji
09 Jan 2003 22:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 62840

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

From 'Hindu News Update' of Jan 09, 2003 *************** UK slams Agni test London, Jan 9. (PTI): Britain today regretted India's decision to test-launch ballistic missile Agni, saying it sends wrong signals in the region and beyond. "The UK regrets India's decision to test a ballistic missile. We b...
by Kakkaji
09 Jan 2003 21:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 62840

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

Originally posted by Ashok Kumar: I read somewhere that a Prithvi will be test fired too during this series of tests. Lets keep our fingers crossed for a solid fueled Prithvi test. From what I have read, this will be a Prithvi version with extended range (250 Km. vs. earlier 150 Km.). There is no t...
by Kakkaji
09 Jan 2003 03:31
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 55001

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Originally posted by Raj Katare: Brahmputra to Ganges Ganges (most probably from Farakka) to Subarnrekha (Via Damodar) Subarnrekha to Mahanadi Mahanadi to Godavari Godavari to Krishna Krishna to Cauvery (via Pennar) In principal the water that would be taken from Ganges would be offset by water bro...
by Kakkaji
09 Jan 2003 03:22
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 55001

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

"Interlinking of rivers"
by
Radha Singh, Director-General, National Water Development Agency, New Delhi

http://www.hinduonnet.com/stories/2003010903331300.htm
by Kakkaji
08 Jan 2003 23:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300
Replies: 137
Views: 56282

Re: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300

From 'Hindu News Update': (Link is temporary) http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/03082207.htm ********* US eyes Russian technologies for missile shield Moscow, Jan. 8. (PTI): Acknowledging Russia's lead in anti- ballistic missiles defence systems, the United States is eyeing Russian technolog...
by Kakkaji
08 Jan 2003 04:50
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles -- News Folder -- January 2003
Replies: 32
Views: 3590

Re: Indian Missiles -- News Folder -- January 2003

Snags put Trishul on back burner [Deccan Chronicle, 08 Jan 2003] New Delhi: Nearly 20 years after India embarked on what would be a thorny road of its surface to air missile programme, its scientists have put the programme on the backburner. The missile has not been successful because its variants ...
by Kakkaji
31 Dec 2002 20:30
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- December 2002
Replies: 38
Views: 4812

Re: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- December 2002

Coast Guard vessel sinks, crew safe [The Hindu, 31 Dec 2002] Ahmedabad, Dec. 31. (PTI): A Naval Coast Guard vessel sank while on patrol duty off the coast of Jafrabad town in Amreli district in Gujarat, about 350 km from here, due to unprecedented storm-like weather conditions, police said today. H...
by Kakkaji
30 Dec 2002 23:15
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles -- News Folder -- December 2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1928

Re: Indian Missiles -- News Folder -- December 2002

What Happened to the 'Indian Strategic Forces' Folder? :confused: From the NDTV.com of Dec. 30, 2002 ******************* Strategic forces command to be in place by Jan Monday, December 30, 2002 (New Delhi): The first ever Strategic Forces Command to control the country's nuclear and missile arsenal ...

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