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Indian Army Chief warned China

Indian Army Chief General J.J. Singh warned China against any misadventures the Communist Regime may attempt on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that separates the two Asian giants.

"I can assure you that a 1962-like situation will not be repeated. We are fully prepared to defend our borders," Singh said during a media interaction at Fort William, the Army's Eastern Command headquarters here in Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta).

Necessary infrastructure was being developed in Arunachal Pradesh which borders China. Roads have been built upto Walong and would be constructed right up to Dichu located along the border, he said. Asked about reports of incursions by the Chinese into the the Fish Tail-II area between Dichu and Madan Ridge in Arunachal Pradesh, he said the matter had been amicably settled at the local level.

"There is no cause for concern about Madan Ridge. Flag meetings are held at the local level and the issue has been settled without tension," Singh said. Both India and China were handling the boundary issue with maturity, he said, adding, "the National Security Agency on our side and its Chinese counterpart have taken the right approach in settling the boundary issue."

Pointing out that a Sino-Indian joint military exercise was slated next month, he said it would help the two countries learn from each other's experiences.

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India is thinking of Space-based laser weapons Durga and Kali.

The Brahmos cruise missile programme was perhaps the most hush-hush of India's missile projects. The long-range missile programme Surya is heard of at least through official denials. The reusable missile launcher-cum-hyperplane Avatar, the most ambitious of all projects, is openly talked about. Questions are asked at least in aerospace circles about the 'forgotten' Durga and Kali, though replies are rarely given. Agni-III is a matter of logical conjecture and extension of Agni-II.

(The defence minister had claimed last November "India has the capability to design and develop an ICBM having a range of more than 5,000 km. However, in consonance with the threat perception, no ICBM development project has been undertaken.")

But Brahmos is altogether a new name, though there has been talk about a cruise missile programme for some time. The success of Lakshya and Nishant is said to have given the Aeronautical Development Establishment the expertise to work on the cruise missile. However, till recently ADE authorities were claiming that they were engaged only in 'concept studies', and far from developing or even planning a cruise missile.

The 280 km-range missile, presently configured as an anti-ship weapon, is one of the few supersonic cruise missiles in the world. Ballistic missiles fly in a ballistic trajectory, much like a bullet. Their longer-range versions have to go up into the heavens and face problems when they re-enter the atmosphere. The enemy can also trace their launchers by calculating the ballistic trajectory and destroy them.

A cruise missile, on the other hand, is like an unmanned plane, flying at low altitude. Before launch it is fed information about the terrain over which it has to fly and the missile flies either by comparing the fed-in data with the camera pictures it takes or by constantly identifying its location with the help of global positioning systems.

Over sea, a cruise missile has a definite advantage over a ballistic one. The enemy ship out at sea can hide behind the earth's curvature against a ballistic missile, which flies straight. On the contrary, a cruise missile can fly long ranges parallel to the surface and, if needed, a few meters above it. Brahmos's supersonic speed gives the enemy very little reaction time. The Indo-Russian Brahmos is learnt to be the starting point of an ambitious cruise missile programme. Studies have been going on for the last three years at the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) on the cost-effectiveness of a hypersonic missile (which fly at five or more times the speed of sound). Parallel studies in the US and Europe have concluded that the future belongs to hypersonic missiles. The US is already developing the F-16 into a hypersonic fighter.

Studies in India, not only at NAL but DRDL (the DRDO's missile lab), IIT Mumbai and ADE, are learnt to be running parallel to and not behind the Euro-American ventures. The hyperplane Avatar, the most ambitious of all, is already reaching the end of the conceptual stage and entering the planning stage. The kerosene-fuelled scramjet-powered vehicle is claimed to be much cheaper than the design concepts worked in the US, Germany, the UK and Japan.

The idea is to develop a vehicle that can take off from conventional airfields, collect air in the atmosphere on the way up, liquefy it, separate oxygen and store it on board for subsequent flight beyond the atmosphere. In fact, Air Commodore R. Gopalaswami, former chairman and managing director of Bharat Dynamics, India's missile factory, had once claimed that it could be developed even into a commercial transporter. Incidentally, it was Gopalaswami who suggested the name Avatar.

Avatar is primarily intended as a reusable missile launcher, one that can launch missiles, land back and is loaded again for more missions. The vehicle will be designed to permit at least a hundred re-entries into the atmosphere. The vehicle could also act as a satellite launcher at a hundredth of the present cost of launching satellites. A miniature Avatar, which is also being conceived, would be hardly bigger than a MiG-25 or an F-16.

Meanwhile, there is also talk of developing Nishant into a cruise missile. The present vehicle, an unmanned battlefield surveillance vehicle that can carry a payload of 45 kilos, completing test phase at ADE, is powered by a German Alvisar-801 engine. Nishant's cruise missile potential had been pointed out three years ago by Air Marshal Bharat Kumar in a United Services Institution (USI) research paper: "Nishant holds a lot of promise and provides us a take-off vehicle for potential UCAVs (uninhabited combat aerial vehicles) applications as well as (a) cruise missile programme."

With the limited production of the 200-km Agni-II having already begun, the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme is almost at the end of its fiery run. Indeed, a few of the short-range tactical missiles like Nag, Trishul, Akash, the naval Prithvi (otherwise called Dhanush) and Astra are yet to be fully developed or tested, but it is only a matter of time before they are. Space-based laser weapons are another frontier technology that the military brass is thinking of. Recently the chiefs of staff committee ordered a feasibility study on them.(Incidentally, the Air Force is already demanding that India set up an aerospace command.) The DRDO, however, had anticipated this and already begun research.

One system that has been talked of in a USI paper by Dr V. Siddhartha, officer on special duty in the secretariat of the scientific adviser to the defence minister, is Durga or directionally unrestricted ray-gun array. Though no details on this are available, it is said to be an Indian version of the US's Star Wars project in which in-coming missiles can be shot down, or burnt down, by laser guns based in space. Still less known is Kali or kinetic attack loitering interceptor, a more advanced version of Durga.

However, all video-game gadgetry presupposes matching advances in space technology, both in launch vehicles and military reconnaissance satellites. Without capable launch vehicles, none of these can be lifted into space. With the recent success of the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle, the ISRO has acquired heavy-lift capability. Work has already begun on a hypersonic launch vehicle, which would be the forerunner to Avatar.

The more recent of the IRS series satellites are said to have limited military reconnaissance capability. The recent military exercises in the Rajasthan desert did make extensive use of IRS pictures, but military demands higher resolution pictures. According to Dr Siddhartha's paper, Satish Dhawan [former ISRO chairman] had talked in 1996 of a national early warning and response system (NEWARS), a space-sensor and communications-based integrated space-ground system meant exclusively for peaceful purposes. Siddhartha superposed on Dhawan's techno-scenario diagram a series of operational military reconnaissance satellites named Sanjaya.

Cruise missiles may be the currency of power today. But the currency of future would be Avatar, Durga and Kali.

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Indian economy is in a crisis

As you are all aware India like many other Asian countries, India is undergoing a severe economic crunch. Many Indian industries are closing down. the Indian economy is in a crisis and if we do not take proper steps to control those, we will be in a critical situation. More than 30000 crore rupees of foreign exchange is being siphoned out of our country on products such as cosmetics, snacks, tea, beverages...etc which are grown, produced and consumed here.

A cold drink that costs only 70/80 paise to produce is sold for Rs 10, and a major chunk of profits from these is sent abroad. This is a serious drain on Indian economy.

Did you know that "Coca Cola" and "Sprite" belong to the same multinational company,"Coca Cola"? ..On one hand coke advertisements say that 'Jo chaho hojaye, cocacola enjoy' (i.e. whatever the hell, let it happen, you drink coke) ; and on the other hand, Sprite says that 'Bhujao only pyas, baki all bakwas' (i.e. drinks can just quench thirst all other claims are false).What can you do? You can consider some of the better alternatives to aerated drinks.

You can drink lemon juice, fresh fruit juices, chilled lassi (sweet or sour), butter milk, coconut water, jaljeera, enerjee, masala milk..........

Everyone deserves a healthy drink, including you! Over and above all this, economic sanctions have been imposed on us. We have nothing against Multinational companies,but to protect our own interests we request everybody to use Indian products only for next two years. With the rise in petrol prices, if we do not do this, the rupee will devalue further and we will end up paying much more for the same products in the near future. What you can do about it.

1. Buy only products manufactured by Indian companies.

2. ENROLL as many people as possible for this cause.

Each individual should become a leader for this awareness. This is the only way to save our country from severe economic crisis.You don't need to give up your lifestyle. You just need to choose an alternate product.

For example List of products

Bathing Soap
  • Use - Cinthol & other Godrej brands, Santoor,Wipro Shikakai, Mysore Sandal, Margo, Neem, Evita, Medimix, Ganga, Nirma bath, Chandrika.
  • Instead of - Lux, Lifeboy, Rexona, Liril, Dove, Pears, Hamam, LeSancy,Camay, Palmolive

Tooth Paste
  • Use : Neem, Babool, Promise, Vico Vajradanti, Prudent, Dabur Products
  • Instead of : Colgate, Close up, Pepsodent, Cibaca, Forhans, Mentadent.

Tooth brush:
  • Use - Prudent, Ajanta, Promise.
  • Instead of - Colgate, Close up, Pepsodent, Forhans.

Shaving Cream
  • Use : Godrej, Emani.
  • Instead of : Palmolive, Old Spiice, Gillete.

Shaving Blade
  • Use - SuperMax, Topaz, Lazer, Ashoka.
  • Instead of - Seven-O-clock, 365, Gillet.

Talcum Powder
  • Use - Santoor, Gokul, Cinthol, Wipro baby powder, Boroplus
  • Instead of - Ponds, Old Spice, Johnson baby powder, Shower to Shower.

Milk Powder

  • Use - Indiana, Amul, Amulya.
  • Instead of - Anikspray, Milkana, Everyday milk, Milkmaid.

  • Use - Nirma, ayur, Velvet
  • Instead of - Halo, All Clear, Nyle, SunSilk.

And above all


Do you know that the cotton is produced in the Indian villages, threads are produced in the Indian towns, dresses are stitched in Indian cities and clothes are purchased by Indian customers. But it is branded as manufactured by a multinational company for which we LOSE precious foreign exchange.

THE money is going to some developed countries. It is TRUE. Please go to the remote areas of cities and see yourself the truth .Thousands of poor innocent Indians are working as tailors for stitching the worlds popular ready made clothes . But they are paid a poor .This is happening because of our ignorance. INDIA is one of the major textile exporter in the world . Our tailors are famous in countries like united states and united kingdom. Then why should we blindly give in to the attraction of foreign brands? PLEASE think about it.

Every Indian product you buy makes a big difference. It saves INDIA. Let us take a firm decision today.


we are not against foreign products.WE are not anti-multinational companies. We are trying to save our Nation. EVERY DAY IS A STRUGGLE FOR A REAL FREEDOM . ..

We achieved our independence after losing many lives.They died painfully to ensure that we live peacefully.The current trend is very threatening . Multinationals call it globalization in India. For Indians like you and me it is recolonization of India. The colonists left india then.But this time time they will make sure they don't make mistakes.who would like to let a "GOOSE THAT LAYS GOLDEN EGGS" slip away

Political freedom is useless without economic independence. Russia , S.korea, Mexico........The list is very long ! Let us learn from their experience and from our history. Let us do the duty of every true nationalist.

Its obvious that u cant give up all of the items mentioned above,so give up at least small items for the sake of our country,our motherland India.