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by skher
02 Aug 2013 13:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 317673

Re: Geopolitical thread

http://thediplomat.com/flashpoints-blog/2013/07/31/india-and-china-battle-for-maritime-influence/ India and China Battle for Maritime Influence Perhaps most troubling from India’s perspective is China’s apparent offer to fund upgrades to Iran’s Chabahar Port, one of India’s long-standing pet projec...
by skher
02 Aug 2013 12:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 299542

Re: Indian Interests

A request. Many years ago I read in my school history textbook (NCERT,they exuded brilliance then,not like the wikipedia like articles we have now) a quote which states that extent of influence of British India should stretch from the Straits of Hormuz in the Horn of Africa to the Straits of Malacca...
by skher
22 Sep 2012 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1336
Views: 228521

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Kargil war secret: IAF used 'jugaad' .. Pilots flew real-time missions with hand-held GPS sets to home in on high-altitude targets, usually tiny contingents of Pakistanis occupying Indian positions. And its aces used hand-held video cameras to record bombing runs for post-op analysis back at the ba...
by skher
26 Aug 2012 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 134921

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Some of the main reasons for its limited acquisition are weight,transportation,mobility difficulties in certain terrain,and uncertain logistic support because of small numbers in service (chicken and egg!) .I there could be a graph comparing it with other western heavies it would help.To my mind,th...
by skher
27 May 2012 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military FAQ Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 28347

Re: FAQ Thread

Saar, would like to procedure to delete account.It is not what it was it used to be -There was a clearly marked delete account earlier.
by skher
27 May 2012 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 174372

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

At what time have Pakistani armies in Bakistan (West Pakistan) been smashed that you think we are in a position to dictate terms to Pakistan? um, perhaps I'm mistaken . Also, we've always been in a position to dictate terms.We choose not, as much as possible, to become what we hate,at least for our...
by skher
27 May 2012 01:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 174372

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Someone said earlier that Shaksgam Valley is useless and does not offer any advantage - then why did China ask for this region when boundary was settled in 1963 between China and Pakistan? From a pure military point of view, Shaksgam Valley gives depth to the Tibet-Sinkiang Road. " Not a blade...
by skher
26 May 2012 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 463214

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

good night, and good luck.
by skher
22 Dec 2011 22:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 217822

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

Why are Moharram processions banned in Srinagar ? This is conspiracy of hindu India against the peace loving Muslims of the valley..Oh wait! KV has been ruled by Muslim CM's since 1999 by PDP,NC an Congress...err... oops! Someone change the topic quick... The main reason is that the Majority sunni ...
by skher
22 Dec 2011 00:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 154744

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Men of Valour - By Capt.(retd.) Amarinder Singh The Indian jawan has performed consistently throughout history regardless of the adverse conditions he has been ordered to fight in, be it the freezing winter of Europe during the First World War, in China during the Boxer Rebellion, or the post-indep...
by skher
22 Dec 2011 00:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: FDI in Retail
Replies: 373
Views: 11076

Re: FDI in Retail

allowing FDI is suicidal, MNC retailers will buy from outside and easily import it into India thereby destroying local manufacturing. Allowing FDI in itself is never suicidal and always beneficial, with the caveat the concessions taken at least,match or exceed the concessions given. IMHO,only FDI i...
by skher
22 Nov 2011 01:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 217822

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

The point about immunity from prosecution under AFSPA is a distraction. Even without AFSPA, Central and State governments in India are very supportive of covering up police atrocities, and protecting police from disciplinary action. .It does not stop at governments.The citizenry is even more sangui...
by skher
22 Nov 2011 00:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 217822

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

Sorry to burst your bubble but You folks will be surprised to know that average KM in the valley is NOT Pro-India despite enjoying all the perks and they definitely are not Pro-Army and yes lot of Average KM do want to live under sharia and join TSP. x 2 This is a simple fact that people in most pa...
by skher
17 Nov 2011 00:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 217822

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

the dissolution of pakistan will happen way before then - i'd like to see which way the valley wahabbis go in that case... Valley Wahhabis will go to Saudi Arabia then.Free education and reward for membership in same religious club.All other competing school of thoughts will die a natural death - w...
by skher
16 Nov 2011 05:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 217822

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

+1 Trifurcation of J&K on religious line is to endorse the idea of Partition which would legitimise separation on religious grounds and India would be ripe for several more partitions. And of course TSp would claim natural inheritance to the Valley. It would not guarantee stoppage of terror act...
by skher
16 Nov 2011 05:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 217822

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

‘Keep J&K special, make LoC porous’: Interlocutors Among the salient recommendations: * No further Central laws must be extended to the state by presidential order. Right can we have this every where, what kind of stuff are these guys sponsoring. Of course.Yes, we can - when OA agrees to :- .No...
by skher
16 Nov 2011 04:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 217822

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

As peace returns to J&K we should seriously start thinking about dividing it into three states. This will reduce the space further for separatists to play with. Ramana is right in that we should wait to see how things evolve after US withdrawal before revoking AFSPA. Getting worked up over AR o...
by skher
16 Nov 2011 04:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Division of UP and its implications
Replies: 164
Views: 5175

Re: Division of UP and its implications

1. For the panchayati raj or even block level system to work the higher ups (district<State) have to actually empower the subordinate divisions i.e. we are talking about Utopia ; this is not going to happen for obvious reasons . Change needs to be top down ; do we need any 1000 page study to back o...
by skher
16 Nov 2011 03:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Division of UP and its implications
Replies: 164
Views: 5175

Re: Division of UP and its implications

Delhi is not the right choice for the capital. Maybe we should measure the coordinates to the dot and find the center point of India (somewhere between Nagpur and Chattisgarh) and build a new city there to satisfy the likes of you. Actually I agree with you here, chandra ji. I have been saying this...
by skher
16 Nov 2011 01:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Division of UP and its implications
Replies: 164
Views: 5175

Re: Division of UP and its implications

You are mostly correct, but the people from the south has a visceral hatred toward Hindi speakers since they felt the language was imposed upon them. They would love nothing more than to split up Hindi speaking states as revenge. Ironically, it was CR Rajagopalachari who was the early governor of T...
by skher
14 Nov 2011 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Division of UP and its implications
Replies: 164
Views: 5175

Re: Division of UP and its implications

They identify themselves more with Awadh , Brij, Kannauj , Allahabadi/Varanasi. Gorakhpuri, Mirjapuri etc rather than UPite hence no identity crisis for them. The idea of division has not yet matured to think seriously on this. IMHO, everyone identifies ,with equal vigour, the cities/districts wher...
by skher
13 Nov 2011 19:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Division of UP and its implications
Replies: 164
Views: 5175

Re: Division of UP and its implications

Yep, divide it!! :) http://www.helplinelaw.com/docs/THE%20UTTAR%20PRADESH%20REORGANISATION%20ACT,%202000 Division is a bit unnecessary, if balanced development is the cause.. Preserve nominal union on linguistic lines.Allow devolving powers and reorganization. IMO, do not feel any division is neces...
by skher
13 Nov 2011 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II
Replies: 513
Views: 34359

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II

saar...it seems to indicate more confidence in HM's ability to manage the Central Armed Police Forces, the ministry in general and allow CRPF to claim the turf as the prime COIN agency. A possible entry point to creation of National Counter Terrorism Centre. This statement was actually a lightbulb ...
by skher
13 Nov 2011 15:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 217822

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

If the Army believes it needs AFSPA powers to maintain security in J&K, then the act has to stay in place. .. When every single Kashmiri pandit is back in their house and can live without fear, then remove AFSPA. Heartfully, most members of my community, pine to return to a much fabled land.But...
by skher
13 Nov 2011 15:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II
Replies: 513
Views: 34359

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II

Bharat, have you tried to correlate the demand to remove AFSPA in Kashmir and the principal backer is PC aka the family! What if they want to empower MHA with those AFSPA powers to combat saffron terrorism? X-posting from J&K discussion thread : saar...it seems to indicate more confidence in HM...
by skher
12 Nov 2011 03:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 217822

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

So its propaganda that MHA backs the removal of AFSPA when the CCS has decided to let UC take the decision. If so then the MHA has no bearingon the subject. Why is PC and his minions views being brought in to cloud the decision? saar...it seems to indicate more confidence in HM's ability to manage ...
by skher
10 Nov 2011 03:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 217822

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

USqcLp26TWE Amidst a raging controversy over a partial withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, the state's Chief Minister has said that the time has come to stop waiting for an elusive consensus and take a chance with his peace proposal . In his first detaile...
by skher
10 Nov 2011 03:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 609089

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

(option 1) Indian Military doctrine must be to fight with & also defeat Chi-Pak on multiple fronts. (option 2) Also, we must hold on to Tibet and make it an independent country to serve us as buffer between us and China. Trouble is,the resources for option 2 are non-existent,as discussed earlie...
by skher
10 Nov 2011 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 609089

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011 - People Power

Yes but what if they already moved men equipment and rations using the railway and using the gains like in 1962 they declare ceasefire. The damage would be done then right. No way we can preemptively take out the railway lines before the conflict starts as that will us declaring war. In face of bru...
by skher
28 Aug 2011 03:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2406
Views: 365041

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Another critical development is lack of co-operation by local, let alone involvement. Tis has lead to over reliance on outsiders. This coupled with decapitation of leaders is hitting morale and increasing desperation. Pakistani economy is also not doing great.Foreign funding is erratic .Troops busy...
by skher
28 Aug 2011 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 609089

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

I have trust and faith in China. I have NO trust nor faith in the State with the State of china, called the PLA. You see THAT is my problem. PLA. Saar, the sorority feeling is mutual. China has faith in Indian Buddhism and India entrusts gastronomical experiments to weekly bouts of chowmein. Moreov...
by skher
10 Jul 2011 00:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 848020

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

What was more shocking is that some of the Army officials purchased the weapons and sold it off to the civilians at a handsome rate. It was also revealed that these senior Army officials sold off both weapons received from the ordinance depot and their personal weapons to suspicious people. If cant...
by skher
21 Jun 2011 01:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Trash Thread in the Trash Can (Use 4545 to Merge Posts)
Replies: 1207
Views: 71157

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

But skher, technically an ICBM can also be an SLBM. I wish to say that perhaps the entire idea of having an ICBM which launches into space and re-enters the atmosphere needs a re-look. This is because it violates an international agreement we have ratified on Outer Space Use. http://www.oosa.unvien...
by skher
20 Jun 2011 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 845630

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

10000 km ICBM wont be getting CCS nod anytime soon imho.development of such a missile will make amirkhan shit in their pants and GOI wont take such a chance now that it is vying for security council permanent seat ,NSG membership etc.ofcoz we can develop agni X, 3 stage missile , 3m dia with 5 ton ...
by skher
18 May 2011 01:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 912946

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

puquis dont want a full war with india, they already know that that is a bridge too far what they want is another kargil or sub-kargil type situation which they can stage manage - internally and externally but with the common objective of prolonging the fauji-hukum over the mango abduls War is too ...
by skher
18 May 2011 00:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 912946

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

... But with nukes now they might think that the only way out is to nuke India on a massive scale. India needs to be prepared for this puki insanity. I'm glad we are working on our ABM systems deligently. Can't wait to have a full scale and fully working ABM system in place over India to make the p...
by skher
26 Jun 2010 21:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 848020

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

How the GOI responds is a different matter, but from his language one should be pretty convinced that Manmohan's peace gimmicks with pakistan and bowing to the US are not being taken lightly and the army will not give up one inch of India come what may. Silence is golden, and the present administra...
by skher
26 Jun 2010 01:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 104879

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

It already happened to/in India in the guise of cross-border terrorism. We all know the hands holding the leash of mad-dog, Pakistan. In that sense, war with TSP is never a one-front attack. In 1948 India fought with TSP+UK, Afterwards with TSP+USA and so on... This is what Gen. Padmanabhan wrote i...
by skher
25 Jun 2010 23:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 104879

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

But Chinese leadership is also quite pragmatic and will think twice before take any steps which is not in line with its stated Peaceful rise policy. China is in for a leadership change, and the Little Emperors ' though intelligent are not particulary patient for the change of guard to occur. http:/...
by skher
24 Jun 2010 15:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 104879

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Kher sahab, that post of yours did a fly-past over my head. Bhat is the point? This must be with regard to my last post.The point was to attempt a summary of the discussion thus far. But if I explain my thoughts on the last post in detail right now, I am afraid I shall derail the thread beyond repa...

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