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by Sunil
01 Dec 2005 07:25
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 75165

If you can land a fully loaded 747 there you can land a well equipped fighter there. Any takers? Sunil no "fully loaded" plane will land anywhere in the world. Even 747s jettison fuel before emergency landings in Mumbai at sea level. You can take off a fully loaded Su 30 in an Indian airbase - full...
by Sunil
01 Dec 2005 06:56
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 75165

Hi Shiv, I have heard the number 14 thrown around I am not sure if these are in outer tibet only or if they are including stuff in Amdo also. The ones that I know of are 1) Damxung 2) Lhasa (Gongkar) (Ramai) 3) Xigaze 4) Qamdo Bamda 5) Nyingchi Airport 6) Shiquanhe Airport (Ngari) 7) Lhunze Airport ...
by Sunil
30 Nov 2005 20:17
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 75165

Hi, The old deterrence equation was that the Indians would not base any airplanes capable of carrying nuclear weapons within range of China's cities and in return the Chinese would not place nuclear tipped MRBMs in the tibetan plateau. This needs to be reworked as imo - the Chinese are building airp...
by Sunil
30 Nov 2005 19:44
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 75165

Hi, I agree with Anoop. The PLA's numerical superiority would not have played a part due to the fact that they had maybe one or two major airfields in the region. Getting fuel and ammo up to those airfields would have been difficult and harder still to get things to subsidiary airfields once the mai...
by Sunil
23 Oct 2005 02:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 79889

The Japs ended up locking up the bulk of their designers of their fast breeder program after an accident. Now they are worried India is going to forge ahead without their cooperation. Don't worry Japan.. we are not out to f*ck you over.
by Sunil
06 Oct 2005 22:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 89121

I have problems with the US supplying nuclear reactors to the Pakistanis. All I ask is that the proliferation risk be minimized. As we know that Pakistanis like A Q Khan have sold nuclear technology to Libya and Iran. The are also reports that Pakistan was selling nuclear technology to KSA. I find i...
by Sunil
05 Oct 2005 07:15
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

Saggu, Daulat

fantastic!!
by Sunil
27 Sep 2005 20:19
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

Hi Calvin, IIRC the clean coal tech we have around isn't sufficient for what the larger plants will require. I don't know the exact constraint but given time I am sure that alternatives could be developed in India fairly quickly. Ofcourse even in that scenario - the CO2 emissions remain. P_Saggu, Th...
by Sunil
27 Sep 2005 01:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

Hmm.. I shall use this article by Ammara Khan to illustrate common flaws in Pakistani thinking about deterrence. In short, an unofficial and undeclared nuclear arm race has nearly completed its first lap. What race my dear? There is none. The Pakistanis want to race India but they can't and that is ...
by Sunil
26 Sep 2005 18:41
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

Calvin, Yes, I am aware of the fact that we are not limited by the clean air act. I guess the point that I was trying to bring out is that Western nations are concerned about global CO2 emissions - a fact emphasized by the Kyoto protocols. While some like the US may avoid signing the protocols due t...
by Sunil
23 Sep 2005 19:50
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

Guys, It is a simulated conversation. It never happened in reality - the references to real places and real events are only place-setters. i.e ignore that part and focus on the text. A reading of the text will show where the policy of provocation becomes necessary and the manner in which the provoca...
by Sunil
19 Sep 2005 21:14
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

They met again. It was summer of 2005 and it was the first time in seven years. As the GS and the Fourth boy waited patiently sitting on the corner table of the Au Bon Pain restaurant, and the OC and the AG walked across Harvard square waving to them. Gone were the torn Tshirts, dirty jeans and the ...
by Sunil
19 Sep 2005 20:37
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

JTull,

Please email me at breadomlette at yahoo dot com
by Sunil
17 Sep 2005 23:07
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

By the side of the Main Building (or MB as it is called) was a small shed that overlooked the School of Management. The School was new... it was being constructed by an Alumnus called Kanwal Rekhi but the shed had housed a coffee shop that sold instant coffee, a plate of maggi noodles, and chocolate...
by Sunil
14 Sep 2005 22:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

Sigh.. and I thought for once someone had posted something besides an IB4TL on the forum. Ochoaomar, The day we on BRF reach Pakistani levels - I fell the Republic and everything that it stands for will have come to an end. There is enough on the scenarios thread to scare the living daylights out of...
by Sunil
14 Sep 2005 04:24
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

Singha

please drop me an email at breadomlette at yahoo dot com asap.

thanks
Sunil
by Sunil
06 Sep 2005 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since
Replies: 99
Views: 46526

Actually guys - KSub is telling us something very important. The US inherited the pessimistic assessment of the former British colonial administration that India's survival as a single country was not in the interests of great powers and the India was actually quite weak as a nation and few well aim...
by Sunil
05 Sep 2005 21:33
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

continued from the previous post. BTW... what exactly do you call proliferation? Most dictionaries define the word as "spead or increase". In the nuclear context - Proliferation therefore could be said to include any activity that increases the capability for exploring the escalation landscape. Suc...
by Sunil
05 Sep 2005 20:55
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

Spearhead posts have been revised by the author and the entire scenario is now available to readers on page 3 of the thread.

Thank you all for your patience.
by Sunil
01 Sep 2005 01:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

Ok let’s consider this for a minute, • Shooting/killing BSF on a regular bases [checked] • Border violation [checked] • Hub of Islamic terrorist organization [checked] • Nuke Nude [checked] • Pushing militants into India [checked] I believe the guru must have guessed it by now. The country I am tal...
by Sunil
31 Aug 2005 23:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

Guys,

Please move offtopic posts to another thread.

Thanks

Sunil
by Sunil
31 Aug 2005 21:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

Surinder, What I am saying here is *my own view*. It is not to be seen to represent anything more than that. I say this because you are now talking about the specifics of the escalation landscape between India and Pakistan. Talking about this is extremely risky as it gives our neighbors too many ide...
by Sunil
31 Aug 2005 20:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

Pillai, Shiv brings up an interesting point that Pakistanis can actually parade their status as Islam's nuclear power because of the fact their leaders are paid hirelings of the west who are allowed to rent western media sources to achieve a western interest and this allows Pakistan extra space in t...
by Sunil
31 Aug 2005 01:34
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

Ananth wrote:
Sunil wrote: I hear the girls at the Naeemia beat the living s*it out of an ICT riot police unit.


When did sarfaz naeemia opened a sorority?


Hi,

IIRC the naeemia has been coed for a long time? though girls are separated from boys during instruction.
by Sunil
30 Aug 2005 22:28
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

Hi Vasudevan ah.. thats my mistake, evidently my knowledge of the chaps who fought in afghanistan leaves much to be desired... how about the tanks being manned by reserves?? I have difficulty imagining such a thing. The Pakistanis cannot currently train reserves as they have a hard time keeping the ...
by Sunil
30 Aug 2005 21:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

Iranians have seemingly managed to avoid aggression from the US by maintaining an active nuclear weapons program that would be very difficult to destroy. By your definition, would this be deterrence? I do not wish to speak to this issue at the present time but I will say this much - the Iranians ar...
by Sunil
30 Aug 2005 21:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

continued from previous post Err... btw what is this escalation landscape ? When thinking about this stuff I find it useful to keep the following analogy in mind. Think about a small bowl of land, i.e. a relatively flat plain surrounded by a ring of mountains. We shall call the flat part - the vall...
by Sunil
30 Aug 2005 20:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

Hi,

Could we continue this drug stuff in the new thread? Thank you.
by Sunil
30 Aug 2005 06:37
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

Sugriva, I really doubt they are going to nuke their own homeworld. They might nuke land in Sindh for effect but I don't think they are going to risk contaminating their own topsoil. Vasudevan, AFAIK there is no such thing as a veteran muj. gunner that is pashtun. The only muj tankies were Tajik / U...
by Sunil
30 Aug 2005 06:20
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

continued from previous post. Oh!!.. so its all completely safe to do as long as we can communicate properly..!! Not exactly. As I said earlier - once you have stable deterrence - then the excursions - the escalation games begin. The key to victory in these games is that our side should achieve esc...
by Sunil
30 Aug 2005 03:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

continued from previous post. How does one know what is suitable as an escalation control? To know this one first has to understand the notion that there is something called an "escalation ladder". An escalation ladder is series of events that lead away from the stable deterrence. Usually whoever k...
by Sunil
29 Aug 2005 21:55
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

Continued from previous post: Would a rational man do something that would cause deterrence to breakdown? Well.. that depends on how you define the word "rational". For the purposes of a deterrence discussion - "rational" can be defined in a circular fashion as someone who accepts the "rationale of...
by Sunil
29 Aug 2005 21:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

Hi, Quick replies. Ali, Boss, in Pakistan the govt. tells you - all terrorist activity is carried out by RAW and then they tell you that India will not attack Pakistan because of nuclear deterrence. How do you know which story to believe? Is India not attacking you because as your Musharraf tells yo...
by Sunil
29 Aug 2005 05:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?
Replies: 94
Views: 37468

Nuclear Deterrence: What's all the fuss about?

Hi, In the last week I had time to refect upon ideas of deterrence and I wrote up a small essay that I'd like to share with your folks here. Most of the old timers on the forum will find this a little painful but I want to reach out to the newbies here and atleast nail a few key concepts down as bes...
by Sunil
25 Aug 2005 04:37
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

Hi, Why do we care? These threads on scenarios are learning experiences for the posters and the readers. From the poster's perspective as Y I Patel points out it is a great way to summarize his thinking about the Indian military. The Pakistanis however I suspect view this with thread differently. Th...
by Sunil
25 Aug 2005 01:45
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part III
Replies: 326
Views: 161929

Hi, P_Saggu's scenario talks about an attack on the Pakistan Army's nuclear command and control system. I think at this time that might scare our Pakistani visitors a little too much so lets hold back on that. His scenario as it stands has said quite enough, if they need to be scared a little more t...
by Sunil
24 Aug 2005 20:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: Final Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 39630

continued from previous post. 7) Sri. Parthasarthy's article has touched upon the role of China in Pakistan development of nuclear weapons and platforms. He has indicated that most of China's aid to Pakistan is motivated by a desire to contain India. It is possible to see China as an enabler of Pak...
by Sunil
24 Aug 2005 20:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: Final Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 39630

continued from above 4) It is best if the Pakistanis also understand the need for restraint in public utterances. If I can be misled - mind you I am a nobody - people far above me can be misled too. The Pakistanis should imagine the consequences of that - esp. since if and when the decision is take...
by Sunil
24 Aug 2005 19:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: Final Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 39630

Hi, I have taken a few hours to see this thread and to think about Gp. Capt. Hali's oped. I have also taken this time to conduct a few offline conversations and I think I want to say the following at this point. 1) Gp. Capt Hali's response though "couched in rhetoric" and celebratory tones about "sc...
by Sunil
24 Aug 2005 03:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: Final Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 39630

Hi,

Somethings that came to mind right now. I will respond to posers on this thread in detail later.

For now I request that all forum discussion on the JDAM threat issue be stopped until my next post on this thread.

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