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  1. 1

    Mihir Shah

    All I can say is,

    MUHUHAHAHAHA

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    Anonymous

    I think the whole affair is a symptom of too much over-imagination. The poor guy from DRDO uttered something which he ought not. Linking that to Sagarika may be an investigative-journalist’s cerebral over-stretch. The DRDO guy might be just referring to any thing under the sun. Unless one can prove it, it is better to keep quiet. But that is what investigative journalists are not programmed to do. It’s their bread-n-butter!

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    Shiv Aroor

    Admiral Prakash was not willing to comment on the SLCM programme, but has left us this comment: “let me point out to you that at the heart of a cruise missile is an ultra-light-weight turbo-jet engine, which can propel the missile at sub-sonic speeds for prolonged durations. Such a tiny, high performance engine would encompass many advanced materials as well as cutting edge technologies. To the best of my knowledge, very few countries possess these technologies, and we are not one of them (or we wouldn’t have faced such a long gestation period for the Kaveri engine). Pakistan, is of course well known for “borrowing” technology and hardware from its friends and then claiming to have invented it overnight! Our strengths lie elsewhere, and we must capitalize on them.” Adm Prakash (Retd)

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    Xtrak

    I am reminded of a piece by Prasun Sengupta in Force, April 2006 issue where he hinted at heavy Israeli participation in Sagarika. Is that where “our strengths lie”? And Shiv, btw do you happen to be co-habitating with the admiral these days? You seem to come up with a comment from him every now n then!

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    Shiv Aroor

    xtrak, haha, no i’m very much in delhi, while the admiral is based out of clement town (dehradun). i sent him a long questionaire and he replied to the questions one by one because he’s so busy with his other writing and editorial commitments. about israeli participation in sagarika, i’m quite certain i have a document somewhere among my DRDO files about project nirbhay and its attendant spin-offs for the SLCM programme — much of it israeli. will put it up as soon as i find it.

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    xtrak

    http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEQ20070425111029&Page=Q&Title=ORISSA&Topic=0&

    Check out above link in newindpress. could this be what is being erroneously named as sagarika? and shiv, i will wait for your upload on nirbhay files.

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    Anonymous

    Xtrak – The missile in that link is the sea-launched version of Brahmos. Sagarika is a Submarine Launched Cruise Missile. Thanks

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  8. 8

    Uncle

    Xtrak – The missile in that link given by you is the sea-launched version of Brahmos. Sagarika is a Submarine Launched Cruise Missile. Thanks

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    Anonymous

    Vow. The CNN guys break the news on Sagarika. http://www.ibnlive.com/news/indian-submarine-armed-with-nwarhead/44268-3.html I wonder th epress release should be out any time now.

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    Anonymous

    Shiv Aroor said…
    Admiral Prakash was not willing to comment on the SLCM programme, but has left us this comment

    Well Shiv, thats nice, but how you link that one(SLCM) to Sagarika? He doesnt mentioned it as Sagarika ? did he ?

    Joe

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    Anonymous

    >>The secrecy is understandable. It would be unwise to talk of fielding a new strategic capability when we are developing partnerships with the US, says Air Marshal (retired) Kapil Kak of the Centre for Strategic Studies

    I’m quite unable to grasp this logic. Is US against India developing stragetic capability ?
    Then for what the F****** did they mentioned to make India super power? Wht difference it makes with puny 1000km compared to 3500km range Agni strategic missile. Dont give me the rotten answer it is stealthy. Under the eyes of AESA nothing is stealthy, which uncle mastered.

    Joe

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    Anonymous

    Shiv..wht happened to “Project nirbhay”. Very curious… Could you share with us, alteast some of the snippets..
    thanks..

    Joe

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  13. 13

    Anonymous

    Shiv..lately i started to believe what you said about Sagarika is true..and i pretty much have reason to believe this…

    This is the comment from Natarajan recently, “It’s a strategic missile, so I can’t talk much about it. But yes, definitely we have done a lot of work in the propulsion system of such a missile, control and containerisation of these missiles, and I think these elemental technologies are very vital. I am sure that at an appropriate point of time the country will reveal it”

    There is enough information here to conclude with yours…

    This time you really done a good job, I should say..

    Joe

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  14. 14

    Anonymous

    My interest in getting more phenomenal with Project Nirbhay..

    Joe

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    Shiv Aroor

    joe: will post on project nirbhay in a couple of days. i’d completely forgotten that i was supposed to. so, soon.

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    Anonymous

    joe, can u cite source for natarajan’s statement i.e. press or website?

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    Anonymous

    Thanx shiv.. waiting

    Joe

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