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by Shalav
26 Nov 2014 06:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 126263

Re: Understanding the US-2

A p0rn0grapher v/s an alleged thief who died while assaulting an armed police officer.

That's not an equivalence! What was the principle MB was trying to defend, by allegedly stealing and then assaulting a police officer - Might is Right?
by Shalav
26 Nov 2014 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 126263

Re: Understanding the US-2

I think the teenagers who allegedly steal and bully people smaller than themselves get too cocky for their own good. They also die for doing stupid things. Happens all over the world under all sorts of circumstances all the time. The 'tragedy' of MB's death is not unforeseen given his alleged behavi...
by Shalav
26 Nov 2014 06:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 126263

Re: Understanding the US-2

Shreeman Me - I don't have a dog in this show, just this feeling that MB is not the innocent victim as some want to make him out to be. He made stupid moves after allegedly committing a robbery, he died for it. I probably be leaving soon too. Other things to do, but I did want to point out that our ...
by Shalav
26 Nov 2014 05:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 126263

Re: Understanding the US-2

LOL! Right! Showing anger and frustration while getting arrested is == instant death and completely justified. I just hope that none of our kids turn out to be hot headed, coz you know Angry Young Men end up getting shot by cops. And ofcourse the Jury is final, justice has been served. Case is clos...
by Shalav
26 Nov 2014 05:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 126263

Re: Understanding the US-2

I saw that autopsy report and for me it is perfectly possible to say that the injuries are consistent with a man who has his right arm up and head down trying to protect his head from being hit by something. All shots, if they were fired in quick succession, the bloke may not have had time to fall ...
by Shalav
26 Nov 2014 05:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 126263

Re: Understanding the US-2

A fleeing suspect once he has assaulted anyone is shot in the US - it happens to every race. That is rather harsh. I would want the suspect to be brought to justice, not killed. Even if I was the victim of that assault. So would I - however in this case I feel its a waste to spend my sympathy and o...
by Shalav
26 Nov 2014 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 126263

Re: Understanding the US-2

He was shot 7 times, both the govt. and private autopsies don't disagree there. 12 cartridges is a news story, not how many time he was shot. I am trying to show a different perspective - that MB was not a helpless victim randomly shot on the street in broad daylight. He was allegedly a bully and a ...
by Shalav
26 Nov 2014 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 126263

Re: Understanding the US-2

A fleeing suspect once he has assaulted anyone is shot in the US - it happens to every race. Suspects are not allowed to flee after committing an offense in front of the police. The police officer was right to follow and try to arrest him. The angle of the shots show a different story from what his ...
by Shalav
26 Nov 2014 05:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 126263

Re: Understanding the US-2

What about due process for the 'criminal'? Was he not entitled to court of law? And emptying 12 bullets into the 'criminal' is it not excessive force? There were 7 bullets, not 12. Here is a link to the Private Autopsy report conducted after the official one. There is no significant mis-match betwe...
by Shalav
26 Nov 2014 05:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 126263

Re: Understanding the US-2

He did not get what you call "the death penalty" for thieving and bullying, he got what you call "the death penalty" for being stupid and assaulting a police officer. You are correct it there is no justification for creating a situation where the only option is to be shot multipl...
by Shalav
26 Nov 2014 04:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 126263

Re: Understanding the US-2

Michael Brown was not an innocent victim randomly shot on the streets of Ferguson, MO. He was a suspect in a strong arm robbery case (There is video evidence of him bullying and stealing from some desi store owner) not 5 minutes before he was stopped by Wilson. LiveLeak Video He was 6'4" tall a...
by Shalav
22 Nov 2014 03:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 235869

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

Cosmo_R wrote:^^^ This is not the time to be inviting Putin to R-Day. If we want everyone from the US, EU, Japan and Oz mad at us, he's the go to guy.



Huh... Who said that?

Further why worry about who's mad at us, so long if whoever we invite is good for us (hypothetically speaking).
by Shalav
21 Nov 2014 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 235869

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

^^^ Irrelevant.

The State visit could have been postponed to Jan if invite had gone out to Russia.

I'm actually ambivalent about this invite, time will tell.
by Shalav
21 Nov 2014 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 235869

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

SBajwa ji

It was not always used wisely!
by Shalav
21 Nov 2014 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 235869

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

The Chief Guest of the Republic Day is more than a State Dinner equivalent. It signals India's long term political and foreign policy framework. Wonder what the BJP and NaMo see as significant? It's probably not BO, just signalling a tilt towards the US perhaps? FSU HoG's have been invited, but not ...
by Shalav
16 Oct 2014 00:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281891

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

mahadevbhu, you know, in my business, i import certain devices and i also source them from india. i.e i have several vendors and I am always developing more sources. I find it much easier to build and buy from abroad, since they come optimized, already for the applications that I am using them for. ...
by Shalav
15 Oct 2014 05:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 461040

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

^^^ Cassini's picture of the Earth from Saturn, its rings are in the picture. Venus and Mars are missing in that cropped image. writeup: http://www.nasa.gov/press/2013/november/nasa-cassini-spacecraft-provides-new-view-of-saturn-and-earth/#.VD3Ae-dN2E8 image: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog...
by Shalav
14 Oct 2014 10:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281891

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Hopefully the article from AVM Subramaniam that Hobbes posted above receives wide distribution. Anyone who accuses the IAF of anti-indigenisation is doing the enemy a favor . Sorry, but where in the article has the AVM actually provided examples of your hyperbolic claim? All I read was his personal...
by Shalav
14 Oct 2014 10:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281891

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Hobbes Nothing stopped them from investing in building expertise in private light aircraft manufacture. They could have gained the expertise even from building gliders, but such is not the case. I don't say don't privatize, but let's not make the cure worse than the disease. As for L&T etc... ar...
by Shalav
14 Oct 2014 05:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 281891

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

.... Hive off people and share the blueprints withe PVT sector. It's not like HAL has scale manufacturing IP. Why would someone working in the Public Sector, leave for a Private sector job? Despite popular belief, building aircraft ALSO requires experienced people. Just blueprints will not cut it. ...
by Shalav
02 Oct 2014 05:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 196889

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

GPS satellites send time signals. The accuracy of the receiver is dependent on if it is capable of decoding the transmitted time signal in milliseconds, microseconds or even more fine grained time blocks. GPS receivers are just that - receivers. They have no broadcast ability. Based on satellite sig...
by Shalav
02 Oct 2014 03:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 196889

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Amber G. wrote:
(Good trivia question for those who are good in math - why one requires at least 4 satellites to fix a position on GPS)


https://answers.yahoo.com/question/inde ... 559AAOoJCi
by Shalav
28 Sep 2014 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 196889

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Solar system escape velocity at Earth orbit is ±42 km/s.

You'll need big probes carrying lots of fuel. Even the Voyager and Pioneer probes had to use slingshots around Jupiter and Saturn to achieve escape velocity.
by Shalav
27 Sep 2014 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 196889

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Consider this - oceans full of Cyanobacteria took about two billion years to bring Earths oxygen level to about 8% - enough to allow for life to get started properly in the "Cambrian Explosion".
by Shalav
24 Sep 2014 07:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 196889

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Oh Well Done!

Congrats ISRO
by Shalav
24 Sep 2014 06:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 196889

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

ISRO

#MarsOrbiter Burn must have started. All engines must have started firing by now. Skip a few heartbeats and stand by for confirmation.
by Shalav
24 Sep 2014 06:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 196889

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

This has the ISRO webcast without the annoying DD chyrons on the bottom third of the screen


http://spaceflightnow.com/mars/mom/status.html
by Shalav
13 Sep 2014 23:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4026
Views: 289265

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Pretty much!

India'd be happy to purchase a new-build bespoke carrier and associated air-wing at $2b-$3b, just show the MOD where.
by Shalav
11 Sep 2014 04:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4026
Views: 289265

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^^ Am sorry if I come across as very dense. However, won't the absence of the sky jump create the same situation for the aircraft, when it left the ship. Or is the sky jump in place to make sure that the aircraft has sufficient height to make sure that transition from wings not generating enough l...
by Shalav
08 Sep 2014 22:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3546
Views: 581485

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

How do you get better armour by getting smaller?
by Shalav
15 Aug 2014 00:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4026
Views: 289265

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

A 7500 tone ship with 32 SAM's is rather pathetic :rotfl: . Talwars are more heavily armed than IN's latest destroyers. hmmm.... The Daring class @ 8000T carries 48 SAM's and 8 SSM's The Type 52's @ 7500T carries 48 VLS cells - with a mix of SSM's and SAM's The Kongo class @ 9000T carries a mix of ...
by Shalav
06 Aug 2014 02:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4026
Views: 289265

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

John, is there any reason you assume the LA class limitation is a weight limitation rather than a design limitation? Just curious.
by Shalav
30 Jul 2014 04:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 862530

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

The Indian Navy with its dedicated long term shipbuilding exercise, is now seeing the fruits of **decades** of labour. They supported indigenous efforts and encouraged localizations. These efforts are now admired by Indians as the world-class hulls and weapons systems they deploy. It took them 50+ y...
by Shalav
29 Jul 2014 01:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4158
Views: 831317

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

And Sanitaization means you clean out the dirt, not run away from it! Pinpointing OpFor positions and avoiding it is reconnaissance, not sanitaization. Kindly recognize the difference. India does not have an operational nuclear powered submarine - quoting some out of print book to nit-pick a definit...
by Shalav
28 Jul 2014 23:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4158
Views: 831317

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

You don't have to shoot at someone to sanitize the area. Much like CBGs do all the time, you only need detect if there are foreign naval ships in the area of trials. If there are, choose a different area. Point is that sea trials are not being delayed because of snooping fears, just that dates give...
by Shalav
28 Jul 2014 18:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4158
Views: 831317

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

If we're really worried about foreign Navies snooping on the Arihant during sea trials, why don't we send a couple of P-17s along to sanitize an area of testing? Once the Arihant is inducted, would we not send it on blue water patrols because other navies will 'snoop' it? Sanitize? How? Launch Harp...
by Shalav
21 Jul 2014 09:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

I thought JJ School of Art in Mumbai also offers a course in photography.
by Shalav
15 Jul 2014 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2462
Views: 361607

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Berlin gaffe messes up Modi visit But as Modi landed in Berlin on his transit stopover to Brazil, it highlighted his government's ridiculous acceptance of a hare-brained German plan for a meeting with Merkel. There was no way Merkel could have been kept away from Brazil if the German team made it t...
by Shalav
13 Jun 2014 05:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1938804

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Shamlee wrote:
- The hall was not full. MPs should have taken the trouble to attend this session.


The treasury benches were full. Opposition benches were not fully occupied.

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