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by Nihat
25 May 2020 00:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5265
Views: 638783

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

We can't place an ad hoc and blanket ban on Chinese imports of exports as it'll cause an economic shock that we can do without right now. What we are attempting to do, at least on theory is the right way to go. Make things easier for our sme and keep increasing the cost of doing business with China ...
by Nihat
24 May 2020 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3817
Views: 703471

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

It's now the headline news in TOIIet and that's good for us. The Chinese don't like our media blowing things up and sensationalizing. Random Twitter accounts, OSIT sources will all join the bandwagon and soon this will be global news. That is hardly what the Chinese need right now and I for one hope...
by Nihat
23 May 2020 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3817
Views: 703471

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

There is no way that 5000 soldiers can be amassed on a sector and this has not made a huge amount of noise. We already have a sort of a template for this sort of situation and so far it seems to be handled with maturity by the Indian side. The Chinese are on the defensive with all this COVID situati...
by Nihat
16 May 2020 17:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4302
Views: 751631

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I totally understand the operational situation of the army in turning the regiment into a mechanized one, though the value of tradition should be upheld in some way shape or form. As Rohit, pointed out, tradition has a special place in the army. Also, on a personal note, as someone who's grandfather...
by Nihat
10 May 2020 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2032
Views: 281941

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Given the level of fiscal impact we are going through on account of the Chinese virus, I seriously doubt MRCA will go through. With every passing day it's looking more and more unlikely. There might be a silver lining or an opportunity, given the user perspective to finally push for more rafale and ...
by Nihat
08 May 2020 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3817
Views: 703471

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I sincerely hope this water diversion news is true. We have put in a lot of work on building storage capacity along the region and its time we begin using it as effective leverage
by Nihat
04 May 2020 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3817
Views: 703471

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I wrote this 2 + years ago, I repeat it again, "The pukis process the initiative and are currently causing us misery. We are ONLY reactive. This policy is a failure. Period. India must the the aggressor who is responsible for ALL ceasefire violations. We need to seize the initiative and the eq...
by Nihat
04 May 2020 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4302
Views: 751631

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Om shanti I hope the government goes up from asymmetric response to an absolutely devastating one, which includes use of stand off weapons. The message sent across the border needs to be harsh and visible. I always advocated a simple rule. Authorise a week long 155MM fire assault on Pak Army positi...
by Nihat
03 May 2020 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4302
Views: 751631

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Om shanti The loss of our men is again on the rise in Kashmir and it makes my blood boil. I would sooner burn down the entire ecosystem, including lake, forests, tunnels and valleys that these rats use as a hideout then loose one of our men ever again. I hope the government goes up from asymmetric r...
by Nihat
11 Apr 2020 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3817
Views: 703471

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

We seem to have settled on a strategy based on asymmetrical response and a war of attrition as a counter to their prolonged 'bleed by a thousand cuts' strategy. My only hope remains that we show more and more as aptitude to escalate, including incremental use of air power, ground based incursions, l...
by Nihat
06 Apr 2020 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4143
Views: 767641

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

5 para commandos killed by terrorists. This is unbelievable and surely the cost imposed will be steep.

Such heavy losses to elite para are a huge failure on our part.
by Nihat
22 Mar 2020 16:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Requests to Admins - 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 10451

Re: Requests to Admins - 2019

Do we not have a naxal thread anymore. There has just been a major terror attack on our forces and that news should be at the forefront of the forum.

Tried a quick search but did not find it. Request mods to assist.
by Nihat
11 Feb 2020 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5265
Views: 638783

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

More power to the BJP if UCC is on the anvil.

One nation, one law. No pandering to any groups whatsoever
by Nihat
08 Feb 2020 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5265
Views: 638783

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Hindu consolidation is hardly a factor in Modi coming to power twice with such a strong mandate and won't be a factor in the Delhi results either. BJP never had a credible CM face in Delhi to compete with Kejriwal and hence they're handing Aap the advantage again. They've made other strategic blunde...
by Nihat
01 Feb 2020 19:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1001921

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Seems a quite unimaginative budget to me. Even the tax cuts are only going to benefit a very small section and overall it's quite reactionary on nature. Mentioning a nominal growth target is just trying to pull a fast one on the public.
by Nihat
05 Jan 2020 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4242
Views: 1000606

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Any idea on what is the central cause of delay in signing the agreement of LCA mk.1 order for 83 jets. It's getting a little bit ridiculous, given the alarming shortage of jets and bvr missiles in the IAF inventory. If for whatever reason, the IAF is thrust into a war tomorrow, I'm not sure the outc...
by Nihat
28 Dec 2019 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1201
Views: 355410

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Despite it's shortcoming, the issue we face , there will 250 BVR capable jets for which we have to take counter measures. They may not be able to shoot down IAF jets, but will keep them busy. Fundamentally what the Soviets did with the Luftwaffe. And this is what happened on Feb27. IAF was kept bus...
by Nihat
28 Dec 2019 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 682499

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Viral video: Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi says he smashed his TV set when he saw his child doing ‘aarti’ while watching a show https://www.opindia.com/2019/12/watch-viral-video-pakistan-cricketer-shahid-afridi-smashed-tv-aarti-scene-indian-show/ Way to go, afraidi One junior jihadi coming right...
by Nihat
27 Dec 2019 17:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 682499

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It's ridiculous the scale and longevity of these protests. How can people be so misinformed as to not know what they are protesting against. I'm very certain that over 90% of those on the streets have no idea what they are protesting against, cause if they did them they would realize that it is noth...
by Nihat
26 Dec 2019 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4242
Views: 1000606

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

LakshmanPST wrote:


What will be the aircraft for Ground Attack role in IAF now...?



MKI and upgraded jaguars
by Nihat
25 Dec 2019 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3941
Views: 696495

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

While I'm unsure of the military protocols and procedures, I would assume that there are different levels of alert for the armed forces on the basis of the prevailing situation. In the aftermath of balakot, such levels would have been high which could require rules of engagement to be altered and id...
by Nihat
25 Dec 2019 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2692
Views: 774854

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

What is the point of on time or early delivery of FoC, when the line will be idle for 1 to 2 years after the end of the delivery, till Mk1A starts production? We have IAF on one end, which does not order FOC in numbers and wants to wait for better version and is ready to fly Mig21 till it arrives. ...
by Nihat
25 Dec 2019 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 682499

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Keeping all other aspects aside, what is the practical gain to the nation from CAA, especially over a more pressing need like a population control law. We certainly don't need any more people in this country, the ones already here are having it tough enough with not enough jobs and poor quality of l...
by Nihat
24 Dec 2019 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1372
Views: 298835

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Rohit_K wrote:This thread was quite active until about 2017 when it was titled ‘TIRP’. What/who caused the change on the ground?


I'm glad it is not so active. Shows that we don't give a crap about what's goes down in porkistan
by Nihat
23 Dec 2019 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 682499

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This political churn is good lesson for the BJP to find and grow more Modis in every state. They can't keep banking on The Modi for all their elections - its a sureshot losing proposition over the long term. Sort of like making Sachin Tendulkar the team captain and expecting him to carry the entire...
by Nihat
21 Dec 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2032
Views: 281941

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

I was hoping that with a stronger mandate in 2019 and the rafale non issue firmly put to rest by the courts, that GoI would have the gumption to order another 72 rafale and be done with it. It is on record that a fresh batch of rafale would cost lesser than the ones recently purchased. I wonder who'...
by Nihat
20 Dec 2019 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2032
Views: 281941

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

IAF planning 'swift trials' in Rs 1.5 lakh crore 114 fighter jet deal https://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/iaf-planning-swift-trials-in-rs-1-5-lakh-crore-114-fighter-jet-deal/amp_articleshow/72899663.cms What a colossal waste of resources. We have Tejas, mki and rafale coming into the force as ...
by Nihat
20 Dec 2019 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 682499

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I hope the next major reform from the GoI is one related to population control. The census results are due in 2022 and should provide some quality data on where the country is out of control as far as population goes. If there are concerns regarding demographic change in the country, then a single r...
by Nihat
17 Dec 2019 12:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2416
Views: 309453

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Is there any reason why India is not making any noise with respect to the plight of Muslims in China. China as a nation only respects power and pushback and are consistently needling us on Kashmir. At the very least we should make a passing mention on the duo called vocational training camps for Mus...
by Nihat
16 Dec 2019 13:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 682499

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Nationwide student protests are not playing well for the government at all. I hope they find a way to quell this fast, either by efficient arrests or through the media but the longer they go on, the more it loses the perception battle and beyond that point the truth or the real story will hardly mat...
by Nihat
15 Dec 2019 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4242
Views: 1000606

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I guess quantity has its own quality when it comes to aircraft density in a limited engagement. I sure hope that the post balakot engagement sent a strong message up the political order to expedite rafale purchases and in particular focus inducting volumes of tejas with astra as a part of the strike...
by Nihat
14 Dec 2019 13:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 682499

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The Modi government needs to be careful with the direction it is taking. I fully support Modi ji want him to continue to be our leader for the forseable future, but there is a clearly palpable shift in the mood of the people that this government has its priorities set in the wrong direction while th...
by Nihat
20 Oct 2019 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 538799

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

manjgu wrote:babaji reporting big action by IA/Arty in napakistan...


Really don't think a forum like BRF should be giving any credence to news from such sources.
by Nihat
04 Oct 2019 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4242
Views: 1000606

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I'm not sure which is the right thread to ask but can some gyani BRFife explain to me the nuances of the court of enquiry which concluded that we shot down our own chopper which led to the deaths of seven Bravehearts. How can trained Air force personnel simply forget to turn on the IFF and what woul...
by Nihat
02 Sep 2019 12:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1001921

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The swarajya article made a fantastic point about the government making large scale structural reforms in a non accomodative and fiscally tight policy environment. This may well have played the role of a demand suppressant and will continue to do so for the next year or so. Immidiate relief in the f...
by Nihat
08 Aug 2019 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3817
Views: 703471

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Pakis are full of hot air per usual. Their so called belligerence is aimed at getting at least international attention.

Once they see that none of that is happening, they'll crawl back into their rat holes.
by Nihat
21 Jul 2019 11:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1001921

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

In which case, is the governments obsession with fiscal prudence misplaced
by Nihat
23 May 2019 08:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 156322

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Where is ndtv getting is updates. Already showing nda at 116.

Are they running their own anti jinx
by Nihat
26 Apr 2019 21:46
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 462312

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Given these circumstances in TSP, I really hope that the government has the chanakiyan sense to punish pakis on the border like never before. Nothing overt, but they should feel incredible heat on the border, to which they won't be able to even scream as they have to pretend to be the ultimate marti...
by Nihat
11 Apr 2019 12:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3941
Views: 696495

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

In this particular dog fight they were able to swarm a very limited geographical space with a very high density of combatants thereby achieving temperory superiority. PAF had a very limited point to prove to their awaam that they too can ingress and threaten Indian territory and they managed to achi...

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