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Thursday, January 25, 2007

India is Nuts

Srikanth Kondapalli, an associate professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, seems to think China's ASAT program is no big deal as they have had it for 10 years. And also since:

"Additionally, the US is planning to set up space-based troops by 2015 to have supreme command over space based assets"

What? I wish we had the capability station troops in space. Were are they getting this? I think the lack of meat is harming his brain.

4 comments:

Darnell Clayton said...

And I quote:

What? I wish we had the capability station troops in space. Were are they getting this? I think the lack of meat is harming his brain.

Perhaps he has been watching Star Wars too many times.

After all, wouldn't the storm troopers uniform compliment the lunar landscape?

RS Singh said...

You picked the wrong Indian. Read chapter-6 of Space: The Frontiers of Modern Defence by Squadron Leader KK Nair. The guy laid bare military space capabilities of the Chinese, Pakis, Iranians and the rest of all Asia around 2 years ago. He even declared the Chinese would carry an ASAT test with lasers or ballistic missiles by the end of their 10th Finacial Year Plan (2006). He's out only by a couple of months. No wonder oyu guys were shocked & we aint.
RS Singh

Anonymous said...

RS,
Notwithstanding clayton's jibe on Kondapalli (lack of meat..)which is unwarranted, the rest of what he says is largely correct.
Why drag Nair into the issue to prove a point.
And finally the US would do what it wants. So, the isuue is best left where it stands.
KNV Rao.

Anonymous said...

An extraordinarily revealing and amusing discussion.
Amusing when one reads Kondapalli's brain wave on space.
Revealing, consdering RS Singh's rejoinder.
Why do our sensibilities get hurt so fast?
I tend to agree with KNV Rao, "Why drag Nair into the issue to prove a point".
On second thoughts, the military is to be called in for everything and anything; So it makes great sense to drag in Nair.
We need those fine young men in uniform for every damn thing, so the minimum we can do is not drag them in needless controversies. God bless the ever argumentative Indian.
HP Sharma