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by Nihat
14 Feb 2021 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2285
Views: 202321

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Agree with that, putting an over eager 21 year old harmless student behind bars is boy going to accomplish much apart from damaging the reputation of the government. If they truly are serious about curbing these sort of activities, a much more broader strategy needs to be put in place. This would in...
by Nihat
10 Feb 2021 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700613

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Seems disengagement is underway for armoured vehicles on both banks of the lake simultaneously.

Keeping fingers crossed and I'm sure the administration is keeping a hawk eye on those snake oil merchants
by Nihat
07 Feb 2021 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2285
Views: 202321

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Let the farmers rot at the border. Agriculture has held the country back for far too long? It's time to mainstream the activity and mainstream it.
by Nihat
04 Feb 2021 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2285
Views: 202321

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

With every passing day, the noises will drown out on their own and national and international media will frankly get bored and move on. All reforms come at a cost and honestly, nothing needs reform nor than agri. imagine 50% of the workforce contributing to 18% of the economy. That just screams refo...
by Nihat
26 Jan 2021 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5103
Views: 781121

Re: Internal Security Watch

This will set the Sikh community back 20 years. There will be backlash- in employment, educational institutions, government jobs. I foresee social boycotts, economic pressures by consumers. Thanks farmers of panjab. Enjoy your alcohol and drugs bought with public subsidies. No such thing will happe...
by Nihat
26 Jan 2021 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2285
Views: 202321

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Might be an unpopular opinion but agriculture dependency and glorification have held India back for far too long. The entire sector has been glorified without reason, while in truth it is just another commercial activity. There is massive cartelisation, over employment in this sector. These farmer p...
by Nihat
25 Jan 2021 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700613

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

China will keep pushing for a quick win of some sort, just to show its audiance that they managed to grab something for all this wasting effort. An amicable settlement will be a huge loss of face for the president and the country and that too a second one, after doklam. One of these minor incidents ...
by Nihat
14 Jan 2021 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116908

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Huge huge day for Tejas and hopefully the first of many to come. What a long journey it feels like, right from tracking the daily test flights on the Ada website almost a decade back to this day. Many congratulations to the scientists and even to the BRFites who kept the faith all these years. Onwar...
by Nihat
01 Jan 2021 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 468241

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

True that they won't make a significant difference in ejection but these component uses also reinforce what we already knew about the substandard manufacturing of these jets. They are likely to have a very low availability rate with extremely high maintenance requirements. The more pakis invest in t...
by Nihat
01 Jan 2021 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700613

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I hope he dies on the operation table because that is probably the only way out of this situation. The hans have no reason to stay in such a desolate area anymore, now that all possible objectives have failed. The only reason they are still there is Xi's ego. While this increases the burden of opex ...
by Nihat
01 Jan 2021 19:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3765
Views: 738524

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

A citizen granted domicile was shot dead by terrorists today and I'm not sure that the establishment has taken this seriously enough. If they are serious about making the UT truly secular like the rest of the country, then these acts just cannot happen. It shows that terrorists still have a foothold...
by Nihat
03 Dec 2020 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285645

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Even if we have one carrier operational at the time and that seems to be the new strategy now. How much time would it take for that CBG to deploy from say the Gujarat coast to the Malacca straights post receiving emergency deployment orders.
by Nihat
28 Nov 2020 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1744
Views: 346277

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

This is a disaster and the procurement of additional mig 29 will be even more of a disaster. Young, well trained and highly capable pilots are being lost to the engine issues. Even the CO had to punch out of this junk yard dog not too long ago. At least the mig 21 was a reliable jet and it's attriti...
by Nihat
27 Nov 2020 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1744
Views: 346277

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The mig 29 has serious issues in reliability, time on station and overall sortie rates. It completely beats me why we are looking to order more of these for our Air force
by Nihat
26 Nov 2020 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2515
Views: 473418

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/nov-26-jk/story-pxBuxz1KvUYNSKPMzIDepK.html Two jawans KIA and attained veergati in an ambush by terrorists in Srinagar. 3 Terrorists escaped in a car and a cardon and search is on to nab them. This may be JeM work to mark 26/11 anniversary. This is disgust...
by Nihat
21 Nov 2020 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700613

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Reading the recent TOI article on how the jaish terrorists were planning the attack in Kashmir makes one realize just how readily disposable these random jihad fanboys are. Their life means nothing to their handlers. Like a few people have posted above, we need to go after the paki infrastructure, a...
by Nihat
13 Nov 2020 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700613

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

We must look to leverage areas where we have clear superiority against the pukes. The use of stand off weapons like pinaka, air strikes from stand off range, targeting deeper and deeper into pok and increasing the body count of the officer class which cannot be hidden. The losses absolutely need to ...
by Nihat
06 Nov 2020 00:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383621

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Aditya_V wrote:Every state has passed such laws, no real impact.


Hardly makes it any less dumber
by Nihat
03 Nov 2020 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700613

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

All talk here of India doing anything in GB is the same hot air as the talk of India marching into Lhasa in the starting days of this thread. You can't have such grand plans when you are making emergency purchases of rifles and clothing to fulfill basic needs. Uri & Balakot had set the bar for ...
by Nihat
23 Oct 2020 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700613

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

We will be evenly matched soon enough. Perhaps IA sees no good reason to disengage and will use the opportunity to build a road and rail network all across the LAC and only when we feel confident that we can out mobilize the Chinese at the border, will we bother to move back. Maybe it'll be 5 or 10 ...
by Nihat
30 Sep 2020 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221598

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Live fist reporting that we have just successfully test fired a Brahmos ER. Any idea on how much is the extended range.

A 600 km missile will give it some real teeth
by Nihat
29 Sep 2020 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087570

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Now china can openly announce that it does not recognize the UT of Ladakh. The least we should do in time is an official recognition of Taiwan and noises with respect to Tibet.
by Nihat
28 Sep 2020 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700613

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

A basic acknowledgment of a birthday greeting from the Taiwan president would have gone a long way sending a strong message to China. What did we have to lose anyway.

They already call an Indian state as their own and openly back terrorism from Pakistan.
by Nihat
22 Sep 2020 16:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087570

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

One thing that I cannot get my head around is that if China is such a long term strategic thinking, why are they hell bent on pushing conflict in India, given our deep connections with Tibet and the sheer size and scale of the region. Do they think if it's as that peaceful a country so as to rest as...
by Nihat
03 Sep 2020 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285645

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

As someone mentioned, thank god for India's natural geography and the A&N islands that present an omni present unsinkable carrier. As I read recently that the GOI intend to further develop the bases on these islands so at least that becomes a tool of strategic advantage and dominance, which are ...
by Nihat
31 Aug 2020 12:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020991

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

OSINT accounts on Twitter are hinting towards PLA causalities. Though they should be considered less reliable at best.
by Nihat
31 Aug 2020 11:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020991

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Fresh clashes being reported on the night on 29/30 August between Indian and Chinese troops. I'm sure the details will come in due time but the government has been quick to release a statement.

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.asp ... o.whatsapp
by Nihat
22 Aug 2020 19:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020991

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

5 pak intruders shot dead in punjab (armed with ak 47, cocaine and currency) trying to enter via the Punjab border, a day after SMQ meets Chinese minister. Seems to be too much to be a coincidence. We will definitely need a long term strategy of border management along both sides. Perhaps more frequ...
by Nihat
22 Aug 2020 01:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2378
Views: 609957

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Every two bit 'Anal'-'List' on the Saudi relations https://youtu.be/hJ-3Y8Fz5tQ https://youtu.be/n_jN3DKCodk https://youtu.be/AumpDpXOlXM All trying to put a positive spin and suggesting that Paxitan moving away from Saudi/Unkil axis and towards China/Turkey. If they move away then who will provide...
by Nihat
22 Aug 2020 01:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020991

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

It's true that calling us 'deployed' all along the lac is a strech but I do get the larger point. Winter will throw up a lot of very interesting possibilities. Staying and being capable of fighting in those regions at that time is a lot about the sheer power of will and God knows our men do not lack...
by Nihat
20 Aug 2020 07:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020991

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Every crisis is an opportunity and so is this one. We may finally see a lot of action on other fronts, thanks to this Chinese misadventure. Perhaps the GoI does not believe that the cost of all out war will be justified in the form of strategic and tactical goals that can be achieved. Maybe this wil...
by Nihat
18 Aug 2020 16:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215623

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

This is amazing news, fills my heart with pride.

In the event of hostilities, the Tejas will face off with the f-16 based in Bholari. Hope the astra and derby ER are integrated soon to give it all the teeth out needs to be the new falcon slayer.
by Nihat
17 Aug 2020 03:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020991

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

At this point, the GOI has clearly formed some kind of consensus regarding not taking open kinetic action. The enemy is prepared and we would be behind the curve, though I don't believe that we have no intentions on them. The right place at the right time is most critical in this situation. While th...
by Nihat
14 Aug 2020 22:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087570

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Even our President chooses to say 'neighbouring country' rather than directly call out China. All this while China helps our enemies left, right and center.

The systemic fear within our establishment will take years of strong governance to reduce.
by Nihat
09 Aug 2020 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4455
Views: 826309

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

https://www.livefistdefence.com/2020/08/indian-mod-unveils-first-no-import-weapons-list.html Complete list provided in the above link. Must say, the list is quite comprehensive and comprises of what are mostly low hanging fruit which are not tech intensive and can easily be made by our private secto...
by Nihat
08 Aug 2020 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2378
Views: 609957

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

India establishing new deadlines and showing a willingness to escalate has certainly made TSP reevaluate its dirty strategy of terror. Truth being that Pakistan has absolutely zero capacity to sustain a war beyond 3 days and the option to go nuclear is easy easier said than done. Next step for us is...
by Nihat
02 Aug 2020 20:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020991

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

We have given up. We are only hoping we don’t lose further territory That is an oversimplification of the situation. I'm very sure that under the current dispensation we will have a plan in place. To act out of hot bloodedness while being under prepared would be foolish. We will pick out our place,...
by Nihat
01 Aug 2020 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345693

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Loved that interview with the Air Marshal. His faith in the Mk. 2 is a confidence booster for sure and also interesting to note that the standard against which the benchmark will be set is that the Mk. 2 should outperform the Mirage 2k and be capable of replacing in due time. Given the specs IMHO, t...
by Nihat
01 Aug 2020 15:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020991

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

It's too late to mount a military attack now when the enemy is well entrenched with clear roads reinforcement in depth areas. We will have to pick another time and place but we must do that. 20 soldiers did not lay down their lives for nothing. Economic decoupling and punishment must continue as well.
by Nihat
29 Jul 2020 12:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3795
Views: 755399

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I'm glad that rafale arrival is getting such mass media coverage. If nothing, it'll give some great PR to the air force and encourage the youth to serve the nation even more. Though, I'm somewhat disappointed that the LCA, despite being our very own never received such coverage during any of its lan...

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