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by ShauryaT
01 Mar 2007 06:59
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Jagan commended by CAS
Replies: 85
Views: 54634

Congratulations Jagan....Hope to meet you some day in one of BR's NE meets.
by ShauryaT
25 Feb 2007 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2139
Views: 202268

Acharya wrote:There is some inside information. Lot of the policies where written before in 1989 and before.
What are you waiting for? come on now, spill the beans :)
by ShauryaT
25 Feb 2007 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2139
Views: 202268

PVN was the person in charge of the 'think tank' in INC before the elections in 1991. One of the things they recommended was economic reforms. They did not know the extent of the emptyness in the Treasury at that time. When he took charge as PM there was no alternative to implementing the reforms. ...
by ShauryaT
24 Feb 2007 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2139
Views: 202268

Johann wrote:I think under Patel India's foreign policy would have looked a lot like foreign policy under Narasimha Rao or Vajpayee.

What PVN may have done without a gun on his head (the BOP crisis) and a breakdown of the USSR is anyone's guess?

Where were his other options or models? Cuba?
by ShauryaT
24 Feb 2007 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 873
Views: 177733

Given that the target is a transport aircraft a modified BrahMos with 300Km range will be attractive.

Is it feasible to modify a Brahmos to an A2A or G2A role?
by ShauryaT
05 Jan 2007 09:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-4
Replies: 139
Views: 51623

The target missile (PAD02) was set to mimic the profile of a Tactical Ballistic missile with a 600 km range.
Does it mean this baby's range was actually 600 KM?
by ShauryaT
31 Dec 2006 12:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: The physics, politics and myths of fission
Replies: 91
Views: 24441

While we debate, how much is enough, let us see what this old report from some apparently knowledgable sources say. [url=http://www.ciaonet.org/olj/sa/sa_sep00kag01.html]India's Nuclear Force Structure By Gurmeet Kanwal[/url] Americans managed to convince themselves that thousands of strategic warhe...
by ShauryaT
31 Dec 2006 11:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: The physics, politics and myths of fission
Replies: 91
Views: 24441

What makes China such a golden standard? except ignorance. Please try to do some search to get facts before falling down to this Dhimmi trait. And yes Shakti-I has the form factor fitting MIRV. Its outer diameter is ~50cm just right for MIRV. Hold your horses a little, will you? 8) The China refere...
by ShauryaT
30 Dec 2006 22:21
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: The physics, politics and myths of fission
Replies: 91
Views: 24441

Arun_S: Is it your submission that India can deploy an MIRV capable miniaturised warhead without further tests? My understanding is even China has undertaken such miniaturized warhead tests between 93-96 for the DF 31. If true, then no one has been able to do this so far - without any prior experien...
by ShauryaT
27 Dec 2006 23:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

Arun_S: Some further thoughts to your report. 1. Would it be possible to add the min and max WG Pu in your summary. May be there should be multiple min/max based on a single or multiple pass. 2. Is it possible to corroborate the theory with one or two references at the individual plant level, in the...
by ShauryaT
27 Dec 2006 05:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

Arun: It seems you are taking the differential in mined vs used fuel for power consumtion and distributing the same across all operational non safeguarded HWR/PHWR and the TFBR. While others presume that weapons grade Pu is from from Cirus and Dhruva only. If this is correct, any further references ...
by ShauryaT
26 Dec 2006 20:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

Boss, I have on equestion onlee ... why not spend the time to read Arun_S report and try to understand the issues? ... Shiv has started another thread to help with the process ... Did not find it last night, have found it now. Will go through it. Thanks for your kind advice. btw, even "reactor...
by ShauryaT
26 Dec 2006 20:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

The only way to 'convert' reactor grade material to weapons grade is to use it in a breeder reactor. Neutrons from the Plutonium will convert the Thorium and Uranium in the breeder blankets to the desired stuff - weapons grade Pu and U233. I found this in the Ashley Tellis report. [quote]One ‘mod...
by ShauryaT
26 Dec 2006 20:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

Arun_S is writing about weapons grade Pu, not reactor grade Pu. Previous estimates have been much lower (enough for 100 bombs, not 800). The only way to 'convert' reactor grade material to weapons grade is to use it in a breeder reactor. Neutrons from the Plutonium will convert the Thorium and Uran...
by ShauryaT
26 Dec 2006 20:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

about 55% of the fuel and 8% of its reactor capacity was used in low fuel burn mode, generally associated with operating the reactors in mode optimized to generate weapon grade Plutonium. This corresponds to about 2,400Kg weapon grade Plutonium enough for 800 strategic nuclear weapon. Arun_S is bei...
by ShauryaT
25 Dec 2006 22:40
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

ShauryaT wrote: Let's leave the H&D stuff to the direct descendants of the Arab civilization to the west of India. I think we just have to live with a "slap in the face" as we weep uncontrollably due to this H&D loss...all the way to the bank. Please read that as an analogy. In FP...
by ShauryaT
25 Dec 2006 22:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

What does India need for French style deterrence and independent action? The difference is UK/France are backed up by NATO and hence US aresenals too. Also, UK/France are not in the same league as India in terms of geographic size, population, threat perceptions and very soon economic sizes too. Wh...
by ShauryaT
25 Dec 2006 22:08
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

Have you actually read that law document? The word "civilian" reactor does not occur among the definitions - and in fact nowhere in the document. Yes. I have read and know that the word "Civilian" is not defined in the Hyde law and neither clearly defined in the separation plan ...
by ShauryaT
25 Dec 2006 19:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

it is up to India to designate future reactors as civilian or military ... are you disputing this point? ... if not, then why is your musharraf acting up? ... if yes, then please state your claim more clearly ... No. I am not disputing that point. That decision is certainly sovereign. But before th...
by ShauryaT
25 Dec 2006 13:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

... if production of future ******** daughters has been disabled. boss, as long as you continue to peddle that crap out of your musharraf, there is no room for PG13 here ... this is the nth time I am asking you for substantiating that claim ... What crap are you talking about? Be specific and direc...
by ShauryaT
25 Dec 2006 12:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

Alok_N wrote:
ShauryaT wrote:what conclusion do you draw about my future daughters?


All of them would be whores, if production of future ******** daughters has been disabled. Please, can we go to some other analogy. PG13, remember.
by ShauryaT
25 Dec 2006 12:26
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

They will not offer to move their military reactors to in scope, even on a voluntary basis. India would do so because it has agree to. Let me explain . I read the rest of your post and failed to see the "explanation" ... all you have is a declaration that " India has agreed to FMCT &...
by ShauryaT
25 Dec 2006 11:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

Once FMCT is in place - the question of a non civilian reactor does not arise. let's be realistic ... how the heck can anyone enforce an FMCT if the military reactors stay out of the inspections regime? ... if you are going to persist with this bogey, at least give it some teeth ... so, you envisio...
by ShauryaT
25 Dec 2006 03:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

rocky wrote:Do not build a single civilian reactor using our own technology.

Once FMCT is in place - the question of a non civilian reactor does not arise. We have time, until the FMCT noose tightens.
by ShauryaT
25 Dec 2006 00:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

When only 11 sites of all of the NWS nuclear-related sites are under non-perpetual safeguards, how is one supposed to even determine whether violation occured? Also, let us understand the total number of reactors, among the NWS, it is about 237. Contrast this with India's 14 out of 22 in perpetual ...
by ShauryaT
24 Dec 2006 23:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

IF India were to reprocess, use the by product (or product) in the FBR, then would it not mean that any FBR that used the reprocessed stuff could come under safeguard (and scrutiny)? The above was the primary motivation for the number of thermal reactors out of scope. This would ensure that the fue...
by ShauryaT
24 Dec 2006 04:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

Rye/Alok: If you all remember the NPA had made some big noises on the FBR issue. Burns is on record that this was a stickler. I think the way out has been, India keeps the TFBR and PFBR out of scope, signs for FMCT in the near future and hence makes ALL future FBR's civilian and hence in scope. Sinc...
by ShauryaT
23 Dec 2006 23:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

From statements like this. Anil Kakodkar in the Hindu. So the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) under construction at Kalpakkam and the Fast Breeder Reactors will not come under safeguards? No. The PFBR will not come. The PFBR is a proto-type. Why should it go under safeguards? When technology b...
by ShauryaT
23 Dec 2006 22:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

Huh? Everybody just said we will not allow any inspections on our FBRs. That one item should be THE deal killer right there. They are the crown jewels--the ONLY thing unkil is after. Every other item is a feint. The Test and Prototypes (under development/construction) are excluded. By the time any ...
by ShauryaT
23 Dec 2006 21:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

ShauryaT wrote: You are wrong again. All future FBR would be civilian, no choice in the matter. is that part of the separation plan? ... I have lost track ... I seem to recall that there was flexibility in future designations ... Technically still Yes, maybe. There is some greyish matter here. I am...
by ShauryaT
23 Dec 2006 08:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

But, just on that 0.00005% outside possibility that India drifts towards a "subvert-Pax-Americana" scenario, the Hyde Act has those onerous provisions, to be invoked if necessary. Yes folks. The US congress is in the business of taking care of that 10,000th fraction of that possibility. D...
by ShauryaT
22 Dec 2006 08:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

given that scenario, Indian politicos need to examine their souls to see if they have even a shred of responsibility embedded in there ... if it is all about making bribes and kissing a$s of "party supremo" then there is no doubt about where the failure of India foreign policy will lie .....
by ShauryaT
22 Dec 2006 08:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

Here is a good example of a wayward jingo (apologies, if I offend you) ... Alok: My understanding is you are a long term resident of the US, a country where there is a legally binding contract for every step you take. Tell me how many times have you wished, you read the fine print or even understoo...
by ShauryaT
22 Dec 2006 07:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

shiv wrote:When that convention becomes inconvenient to the most powerful warriors at a future date - it gets flouted.
Was Geneva flouted? Did it apply?
by ShauryaT
22 Dec 2006 06:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

Hyde Act simply lays down that INFCIRC540 must be the guiding model on which the Additional Protocol should be negotiated. India is free to negotiate its own. It is for the US Executive and US Legislature to determine how to reconcile that among themselves. India is certainly not free when guidelin...
by ShauryaT
21 Dec 2006 23:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 56013

Since that is being removed, the rest of the guidelines are negotiable, commensurate with India's power and influence at the time. Incorrect. The Hyde act specifically in Section 110 (1) says that the Additional Protocol by the IAEA can be only under the Information Circular 540, which is applicabl...
by ShauryaT
19 Dec 2006 01:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: NRI Investment in India and R2I Financial Concerns
Replies: 208
Views: 45976

The problem with trfr to NYC and then onward is, the moron who is supposed to be the manager of a business branch of BOFA couldn't get it after half an hour explanation witha a printout from HDFC site. I had to thank him for his time and walk away. The direct trfr was done by the CFO of my company ...
by ShauryaT
15 Dec 2006 07:24
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 36260

And this despite the fact, that by worldwide standards, much of the funding allocated to them is peanuts and all their structural problems- bureaucracy, low pay, manpower attrition, etc. What talk of full vertical integration within India then! You need funding commensurate with your ambitions. JCa...
by ShauryaT
06 Dec 2006 05:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 72041

He says he is willing to give up harping on the plebiscite. AFAIK, that is one of the cornerstones of paki's kashmir policy. And the fact that he is able to say th words that he will give up kashmir itself is significant. Maybe I am being too optimistic here, given the fact that mushak has been mak...
by ShauryaT
05 Dec 2006 09:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 72041

I think what the good Dr. left unsaid was that no chinese missile posed a threat to India any more? True?

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