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    India successfully tests world's 3rd largest and Asia's largest solid rocket booster

    Successful static testing of Solid Propellant Booster Rocket Stage S200 for GSLV Mk III Launch Vehicle Indian Space Research Organisation successfully conducted the static test of its largest solid booster S200 at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota today (January 24, 2010). The...
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    Indian Space Capabilities

    :lol: Yes that s a good question to ask and I was wondering why no one asked me that yet! They definitely had other means of transportation and didn’t have to use bullock carts. In fact ISRO had padded up an air-conditioned transport truck for the purpose of transportation of the APPLE...
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    Pakistanis most likely to be turned down for UK visas

    Pakistanis most likely to be turned down for UK visas Friday, 11 December 2009 Pakistanis are more likely to be turned down for visas to visit the UK than any other nationals, figures show. Some 41% of applications for family visitor visas from Pakistan were rejected in the last year...
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    Russia, India to advance deal on PAK-FA fighter variant - Flightglobal

    After several weeks of speculation on the PAK-FA program - here is a credible source commenting on the Indo-Russian JV and its timeline. Russia, India to advance deal on PAK-FA fighter variant DATE: 11/12/09 SOURCE: Flight International India and Russia plan to sign several agreements in...
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    Indian Missiles - News, Developments, Tests, and Discussions

    Hi Xinix, Dr. Saraswat is talking about a manufacturing defect and not about faulty design. The component that failed wasn’t manufactured by DRDO – notice this statement of his – “we have already alerted the manufacturers about it”. The manufacturers in all likelihood are Bharat Dynamics Ltd...
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    Indian Space Capabilities

    This one? :D Well moon is just the beginning. Take a look at this thread I started. We are aiming for Mars, Venus and several asteroids too. http://www.defence.pk/forums/india-defence/40877-india-s-human-space-flight-programs-detailed.html And guys please do post on the above thread.
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    Indian Space Capabilities

    That image is genuine guys! In fact it is posted on ISRO's official website. Take a look- Welcome To Indian Space Research Organisation - Other Images - Image Gallery - ISRO had very very humble beginnings. Bullock carts and horse carts were used not only to transport equipment but also to...
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    Ship with Pakistani Crew and explosive cargo seized at Haldia port

    I presume you have no idea about how cargo is handled in Indian ports? IF a ship has the license to operate in Indian waters and transport cargo to and from our ports, the coast guard and Navy will allow the ship to enter Indian territorial waters. They do not have to inspect the cargo of a...
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    Dassault Rafale, tender | News & Discussions

    EADS ups the ante..... Eurofighter comes without end user monitoring clause Friday, Dec 11, 2009 NEW DELHI: As the race for the multibillion-dollar tender for 126 medium multirole combat aircraft (MMRCA) edges closer to conclusion with user-trials progressing as per schedule...
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    Indian Civil Nuclear News & Discussions.

    Yes once India becomes a part of the global nuclear supply chain most developed countries will be affected as much as us if sanctions are imposed on India. However, I believe that the age of sanctions is passé! Just take a look at what our PM is upto :D Read the full article...
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    HAL Tejas | Updates, News & Discussions

    Great find sudhir007! An interesting graph from the presentation- Observe the lower most curve in the graph. That is the Calibrated Airspeed (CAS) curve. It suggests that the LCA has been designed for a max CAS of 1354 kmph which the dunderhead reporters mistook for the max speed of the LCA...
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    People of Telangana Region Demanding Seperate State

    Arey baba they are demanding their region be recognized as a separate state within India. Telengana is a region in Andhra Pradesh. Now they want it to be recognized as the 29th state of India. Just like Uttarakhand and Jharkhand.
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    Three Arrested With Suspected Uranium in Mumbai

    Valid or not, this news means nothing! Indian nuclear weapons are based on Plutonium which is extracted from natural uranium. Natural uranium by itself cannot be used to make an explosive device because it contains about 99.27 percent U-238, 0.72 percent U-235, and 0.0055 percent U-234. Only...
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    RAW & IB's biggest anti-terror covert ops abroad

    India to resume military cooperation with Nepal How will China react to Surkhet Air Strip in Nepal for Indian Air Force Tuesday, December 8, 2009 How will China react to the fresh agreement made in between the Government of Nepal and India that allows the Southern neighbor, China’s...
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    HAL Tejas | Updates, News & Discussions

    Ok here is another report which clearly mentions- Mach 1.1 at sea level is a bloody good performance by any standards of imagination. It makes it all the more commendable when a fighter that is still more than a year away from achieving its IOC pulls off such a feat! Don't you think...
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    HAL Tejas | Updates, News & Discussions

    It certainly wasn't the PV5. It could have been PV1, PV3 or LSP2. Those were the only three that flew on Dec-7. (08-Dec-09)Tejas-LCA Also, notice that the frequency of test flights has increased dramatically in the past few days.
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    HAL Tejas | Updates, News & Discussions

    The speed of any aircraft is a function of the altitude at which it is flying. The top speed of MKI which you cite is the speed it can achieve at very high altitudes of greater than 2400 km where the density of the air is very low. At such altitudes the drag experienced by an aircraft is on the...
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    Obama Administration Presses Pakistan to Fight Taliban

    Hi, Looks like my thread has created some tensions here. I posted the article from the Indian paper 'Business Standard'. I tried to locate the NYT article but couldn't. Hence I posted the article from Business Standard as such with the same title. I apologize! My intentions weren't to...
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    HAL Tejas | Updates, News & Discussions

    Fighter aircraft Tejas clocks fastest speed during testing Dec 08, 2009 INS Hansa (Goa) In the final phase of its tests before formal commissioning, India’s indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas went past its ultimate speed of 1,350 KMPH over the Goa skies and clocked the fastest speed...
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    RAW & IB's biggest anti-terror covert ops abroad

    Amazing!!! Nothing better than good ol HUMINT in true old school style of spying. But, the government's apathy towards such brave sons of the soil is really appalling. Guys like Kaushik are no less than martyrs of war and deserve the same respect.

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