19 Chinese satellites scanning Indian waters: DRDO

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  1. RPK

    RPK Indyakudimahan Senior Member

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    19 Chinese satellites scanning Indian waters: DRDO - The Times of India


    KOCHI: As many as 19 Chinese surveillance satellites are monitoring the Indian waters as the region is emerging as one of the world's most strategic areas in the 21st century, secretary to defence minister and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) director-general Avinash Chander said here on Wednesday.

    Chander said India needed to create capabilities to counter or neutralize the information that is being transmitted through these satellites. "We need to develop technologies to monitor our waters in all the three dimensions," he said while inaugurating a symposium on ocean electronics ( Sympol-2013) organized by the centre for ocean electronics, Cochin University of Science and Technology.

    India will need 80-100 satellites that can be deployed in formation within hours or in a day. "It is time to revisit our surveillance strategies. The West is, of course, more advanced," he said.

    Chander said maritime domain awareness, providing seamless coverage of areas of interest that demands intelligent synergy among many platforms like unmanned aerial vehicles, space-based indigenous navigational systems and communication satellites for real-time multi-mode information was the need of the hour. "We need to develop deep-sea sonar that operates in extreme ocean depths, in the so-called 'deep sound channel', to detect quiet enemy submarines from thousands of miles," he said.

    The DRDO is funding research in underwater technologies for capability and manpower development though naval research boards and academic institutions, he said.
     
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  3. anoop_mig25

    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    well what is use telling it now when most of info has been allready passed
     
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    CCTV tell me about it........
     
  6. no smoking

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    It will help DRDO's fight for next year budget!

    Indian waters have been covered by US, Russian, British and French satelites for decades, does it really matter Chinese join them to monitor these areas? Of course not!
    Considering Chinese navy forces, is there any significant thing they can do in Indian waters? Of course not!

    Then why whinning now? Because DRDO need fund for its new projects and nothing other than the word "China" can do more to freak india public out!

    By the way, I don't believe the number of chinese satelites covering that area could reach 19 because simply we don't have that much money.
     
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    Known_Unknown Devil's Advocate Stars and Ambassadors

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    You don't fight fire with fire. You fight it with water. If DRDO is concerned about Chinese satellites, instead of developing 80-100 of our own satellites, we should develop anti-satellite missiles or lasers instead.
     
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    Like I said, it must be rough running a defense program in the middle of 5% budget deficits and a slowing economy.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    I think DRDO wants to tell GoI to fund, or increase funding for, their programmes on anti-satellite technology.
     
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    no smoking Senior Member Senior Member

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    Just as Ray said, on the inida's national security issue, money is not problem.
    The more India spends on military, the better it is for China.
     
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    Good. Our good neigbor is watching both nations interests.
    Beware.....some powers want India to be enemy of China ...so they can divide and conquer. This is what worked in the past.
    Its the same old trick to enslave other nations....dirty old divide and rule.. Understand it...this is 21st century.
    China and India..two Giants ..together along with neigbor and trustworthy friend..Russia can be a huge and formidable force for
    upliftment of Human family.
    If those "old" powers succed in pitting China and India against each other..it wil be the worst disaster ..not only for Asia but for the entire World.
    China, India and Russia are ancient civilizations who knew thousands of years ago how to peacefully coexist.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    that is why we are smart and now we are spending on nukes. You got the idea ?
     
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    except usa,china none have neither the navy nor the interest to disturb india.usa as on today is indian ally.
    19 is gross underestimation imo.china could have even more
     
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    Yes!! Yes!! Indeed!! It is better for China, not for CCP and it's pets though :taunt:

    We will work hard and spend our money to get you rid of slavery from your masters. :thumb:
     
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    Developing 80-100 satellites is not the DRDO's goal. It's goal is to make sure our communication capability is not affected even when China uses their ASAT missiles. ASAT's and LASER's are already under research and not much will be revealed to public anyways. What happens after both India and China uses their ASAT capabilities to destroy each other's satellities? Both of them will be blind. If any country has the communication advantage then it will be a force multiplier for that side and a huge boost. In that context what we have to read is not the 80-100 satellities but.....

    :namaste:
     
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    That is too late!
    If you made your nuke in 60s, China would have been doomed!
    If you made your nuke in 70s, India would have been a power no one can ignore!
    If you made your nuke in 80s, you would have been far easier in the economic competition!

    But now, it is just a wrong time to spend on wrong item!

    Today, China is in no position to threat India with nuke (with only 240-280 nuclear weapon, China can't afford to waste them on India). The main challenge facing india is China's growing conventional military power and economic/political influence. Nuke doesn't help here.
     
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    drkrn Senior Member Senior Member

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    india did made nuke in 1970's
    operation smiling buddha 1974
     
  18. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    We have tested it in 1974, so we have nukes in contingency since then.

    and based on the successive tests, that is what we are done, now from "credible minimum deterrence" we are moving from 'hair trigger' and counter force deterrence.
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    what a braying job

    full of inaccuracies

    keep patting yourselves on the back
     
  20. mahesh

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    when the Chinese where building dams across river Brahmaputra, the Indian news channels screamed foul. then the Indian ministry replied that they are keeping an eye on those projects through satellite. immediately china warned India for scanning Chinese assets.

    but India is quite on the issue,
     
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    The Gov we have now are equivalent to level of traitors ..
    @JBH22
     
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