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by Ardeshir
30 Jul 2018 16:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1617
Views: 136329

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Signs of the times... :roll: From his Teetar :roll: : .@SenWarren YOU’ve got til MON. 7/30 5PM to unequivocally condemn THE attack & deliver my family & I a APOLOGY. A RACIST White guy attacked a Black Indian Man . INSTEAD OF condemning the attack, YOU sheltered him IN YOUR “town hall.” Do ...
by Ardeshir
23 Feb 2018 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 373106

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Possible DDM strike here. http://www.rediff.com/news/special/now-iaf-wants-the-f-35/20180223.htm Now, IAF wants the F-35 In what would be a huge capability jump, the Indian Air Force is increasingly interested in procuring the American F-35 Lightning II for its depleting fighter fleet. The IAF top b...
by Ardeshir
18 Jan 2018 13:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2938
Views: 71124

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

BTW, I heard on radio today that Steve Bannon is inspired some French philosopher who also inspired Mussolini. Ramana saar, you're referring to Italian philosopher Julius Evola, who was also very highly influenced by Indic scriptures. Although to paraphrase Rajiv Malhotra - from a Western gaze. I h...
by Ardeshir
17 Jan 2018 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 25636

Re: Tactics & military craft

Aditya, since you mention Rezang La and Walong here is an easy quiz for you - which 2 battalions of the same infantry regt fought these actions. 13 and 6 Kumaon respectively. Got a history lesson when I had visited Chushul. Although at least some soldiers in the battles had been in both, since the ...
by Ardeshir
17 Jan 2018 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 25636

Re: Tactics & military craft

Akshay Kapoor wrote:
Quiz - why is a 3:1 superiority recommended in normal circumstances ?

Is that to do with Clausewitz' guideline of having soldiers for the front, flank and reserve?
by Ardeshir
17 Jan 2018 00:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2882
Views: 286606

Re: International Military Discussion


Not sure if this has been posted before, but it should be shown to all DDM and many of the foreign-pasand crowd, as to how even a country with decades of fighter development expertise is taking time (and resources) to build its latest aircraft.
by Ardeshir
17 Jan 2018 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 25636

Re: Tactics & military craft

Thank you, fascinating reads! Assuming the defensive army has excellent supply lines and well fortified bunkers, would it be correct to say that the attacking force would need strong numerical superiority to overcome it? And is the thought process more of 'delay the inevitable', or is it to raise th...
by Ardeshir
16 Jan 2018 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3519
Views: 405310

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Govt approves emergency purchase of 1.6 lakh assault rifles & carbines for frontline soldiers NEW DELHI: Thirteen years after the Army first asked for new-generation assault rifles and close-quarter battle (CQB) carbines, there is finally some hope for the humble infantry soldiers. At least for...
by Ardeshir
16 Jan 2018 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 25636

Re: Tactics & military craft

Now who will tell me of some Indian battles where reverse slopes were used. I couldn't find anything involving the Indian Army using the reverse slope in a defensive role, but it appears that in the Battle of Imphal and the Battle of Kohima, the Japanese bunker positions were on the reverse slope. ...
by Ardeshir
16 Jan 2018 08:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 25636

Re: Tactics & military craft

Just did some reading, and turns out that the Japanese made excellent use of defensive positions towards the end of the second world war. Okinawa, Iwo Jima and Philippines were three places were they used the terrain, natural and man-made obstacles, and underground/camouflaged machine gun nests to i...
by Ardeshir
16 Jan 2018 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 338
Views: 25636

Re: Tactics & military craft

I remember reading about the tactical blunder made by the Argentine forces in Falklands, who positioned themselves on the forward slope of ridges. That made them vulnerable to small arms fire as well as artillery fire. The Argentines vacated the posts under heavy fire, which were then occupied by th...
by Ardeshir
06 Aug 2017 09:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 942372

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The major problem with a boycott is that China is a very integral part of the global supply chain. So while every day items can always have their Indian replacements, global brands have their production facilities in China. Adding to what Shiv saar has said above, the government has to lead from the...
by Ardeshir
07 Jul 2017 03:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2519
Views: 222400

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

The snivelling sh1ts at the BBC are being sarcastic about the beach event where Netanyahu and Modi waded into the water... joking about "steaming trousers" and so on... I can't wait for the day we stick to them. I only wish desi civilisational memories were as long as cheeni civilisationa...
by Ardeshir
06 Jul 2017 02:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2519
Views: 222400

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Another aspect here is timing, although it could just be good fortune/alignment of Navagrahas. With the current turmoil in the Arab world, factions are being formed within them. Atleast one such faction is willing to do business with Israel and the Indian outreach cannot go down as burning bridges g...
by Ardeshir
06 Jul 2017 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2519
Views: 222400

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Modiji just announced a direct flight, "Tel Aviv - Mumbai - Delhi".
by Ardeshir
29 Jun 2017 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 937
Views: 115689

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Good question. Perhaps we can look into the experiences of African and Latin American nations where China first started investing heavily.
by Ardeshir
26 Jun 2017 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 235771

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I feel that is very cosmetic too. Pakistan's greatest offering to Cheen and Massa is geography, and all these vermin such as Salahuddin and the Pindi jarnails are merely there to ensure continuity of the service offering. It will take some out of the box thinking to ensure there is no geography to o...
by Ardeshir
22 Jun 2017 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1599
Views: 125278

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

Ya allah! Bhaat ij dis? http://daily.bhaskar.com/news/TOP-benazir-bhutto-scandal-5626886-PHO.html?ref=fbo10 ‘Secret Sex Life Of Benazir Bhutto’; Former Pak PM’s Past Had A Man Half Her Age, A Cricketer And Bizarre Wild Parties This Fake khabar says that Mard-e-Momin Imran Khan had relashuns with Bib...
by Ardeshir
21 Jun 2017 03:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4289
Views: 173214

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Not sure if this has been discussed before, but here it is: India’s Nuclear Exceptionalism In this Project on Managing the Atom Discussion Paper, Mansoor Ahmed examines India’s fissile material production capacity and the military potential of its unsafeguarded nuclear fuel cycle and energy program....
by Ardeshir
21 Jun 2017 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2772
Views: 396359

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Sorry Ramana. Searched for the Nuclear thread, couldn't find it. So thought Military Developments might be appropriate, given that it's TFTA Harvard onlee.
Edit: Moving to 'Strategic Issues' sub forum.
by Ardeshir
20 Jun 2017 10:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1578
Views: 188542

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Sardar Singh called for questioning by UK police in connection with year-old sexual assault case New Delhi: Star India hockey player Sardar Singh was on Monday called for questioning by the police reportedly in connection with a year-old sexual assault case, barely hours after his side thrashed arc...
by Ardeshir
17 Jun 2017 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310592

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

From the Tony Joseph article, Now that we know that there WAS indeed a significant inflow of genes from Central Asia into India in the Bronze Age, can we get a better fix on the timing, especially the splintering of Z93 into its own sub-lineages? Yes, we can; the research paper that answers this que...
by Ardeshir
16 Feb 2017 19:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 229041

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Yes, that sounds a possibility.
by Ardeshir
16 Feb 2017 12:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 815
Views: 78710

Re: China Watch Thread-I

"Mirchi lagi", is an apt interpretation of that article. Not too far our our Western brethren. Suddenly, I see the word 'nano' inserted to every article. As if inserting 103 'nano' satellites into orbit is a trivial matter.
by Ardeshir
16 Feb 2017 12:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 229041

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Agree - but I'm just surprised that with such seasons players, they fell for it. And as it is, the media is the opposition, even more so than in India. Add to that an entrenched bureaucracy that is against the incoming President.
by Ardeshir
16 Feb 2017 11:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 229041

Re: Understanding US thread-III

What I don't get is, how is it that the so called 'Deep State' managed to scalp a TFTA Jarnail, who headed one of the agencies? Surely he should have had his own tricks up his sleeve right? This was like check-and-mate in 10 moves, I'm surprised the Jarnail GUBOd so timidly, not one counter punch th...
by Ardeshir
15 Feb 2017 00:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 229041

Re: Understanding US thread-III

In theory, Healthcare can be delivered cheaper when there's private competition, but with all the lobbying that goes on at the local level as well as in DC, it's never the free markets at play. even if we buy into the argument that with "truly free market will reduce costs by competition"...
by Ardeshir
14 Feb 2017 13:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 229041

Re: Understanding US thread-III

In Massa, a lot of amenities and public services are funded locally. This includes the local thullas and fire department. Much of the PD is funded by speeding fines and parking tickets, as an example. In theory, Healthcare can be delivered cheaper when there's private competition, but with all the l...
by Ardeshir
14 Feb 2017 12:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 229041

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Poverty in Massa is at multiple levels. Not too far from the >$25 Million townhouses of Upper East Side is the Bronx. I've volunteered there with an organization that pairs you up with a school kid to 'mentor' him/her. Most come from single parent families, and many don't have a father or a father f...
by Ardeshir
06 Feb 2017 18:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 404924

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

by Sohamm Trump presidency doesn't augur well for India as his right hand Steve Bannon is a brown hater and preaches for a white america. Where do you get your news? US MSM like CNN? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Bannon Bannon is a legitimate White Supremacist. I do lean towards supporting Tr...
by Ardeshir
05 Feb 2017 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 373106

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Even for a lifafa hack, this guy really pushes the envelope! :eek: http://www.rediff.com/news/column/four-reasons-why-rafale-could-ruin-modi-and-parrikars-party/20160923.htm Excerpts: IAF logisticians, who already struggle to maintain, repair and support six different types of fighters -- the Sukhoi...
by Ardeshir
27 Jan 2017 10:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 404924

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

The US was just demoted from "full democracy" to "flawed democracy" :rotfl: I would like to think that the US relegation to the ranks of “Flawed Democracy” in the Democracy Index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) will result in India being spared of the annual ri...
by Ardeshir
02 Jan 2017 10:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Mongolia: News and Analysis
Replies: 108
Views: 4671

Re: India-Mongolia: News and Analysis

To be taken with a pinch of salt, as the author appears to be a standard Dilli 'Analyst'. http://www.eurasiareview.com/30122016-india-drives-mongolia-into-chinas-submission-analysis/ India Drives Mongolia Into China’s Submission – Analysis Ambassador Gonchig Ganbold, who met Ministry of External Aff...
by Ardeshir
11 Jan 2016 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist State of Pakistan - Multimedia Links
Replies: 2718
Views: 287329

Re: Terrorist State of Pakistan - Multimedia Links

Christine Fair's interview with Rediff.com . Some excerpts. 'Pakistan has called Modi's bluff' 'There is a consensus within the Indian security establishment -- at least among those who draw their conclusions from data instead of speaking from nationalist sentiment -- that India lacks the offensive ...
by Ardeshir
04 Jan 2016 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 36466

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Pathankot at this time of the year has to be near or below freezing. If a Paki is out in the cold hiding amongst the foliage, he has to be such a huge red blob on any thermal imaging device. Don't we have drones equipped with IR cameras to scan the area?
by Ardeshir
04 Jan 2016 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 36466

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

My god, how many Pakroaches are there? I thought it was just announced that all 6 had been killed.
by Ardeshir
04 Jan 2016 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 36466

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

So basically, since Doval hasn't sat in a T-72, his views on National Security are invalid and only Shuklajee is an all knowing Shaheen. :roll:
by Ardeshir
02 Jan 2016 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 36466

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

I see on Twitter than one of the fallen is a Garud. 6 Pakrats causing the death of 1 of our SF is unacceptable damage.
I hope we know the names, so we can pay our respects.
by Ardeshir
02 Jan 2016 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 36466

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

This seems to be the favoured asymmetric warfare technique of the Pakis.
by Ardeshir
02 Jan 2016 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 36466

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Times Now reporting that calls placed to Pakistan between 12:30 and 2AM last night.
And the usual "Aapko kaisa lag raha hain?" reportage going on too.

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