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by darshhan
21 Oct 2020 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059768

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sonu Sood was likely propped up by a party and has political ambitions. Nothing in the murky B-wood celeb gang is clear to begin with. Very important. H population has a very serious affliction which goes by the name of "individual worship". Lot of shady characters and agencies exploit th...
by darshhan
20 Oct 2020 21:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059768

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Chirag Paswan(LJP) is not fighting on all seats. He is fighting only on seats opposite where JDU(nitish) is contesting plus 20 seats extra.Approximately 140 seats. In nutshell he is giving free pass to almost 100 BJP candidates. And many if not most of his candidates are former BJP workers who did ...
by darshhan
20 Oct 2020 18:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059768

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Looking at the slick campaigning by Tejashwi yadav and RJD in Bihar, i am beginning to think the Paswans and BJP may have sensed a strong under current of anti-incumbency and hence LJPs decision to fight on all seats. I cannot help but wonder who in the mango janta would be gullible enough to trust...
by darshhan
18 Oct 2020 20:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3823
Views: 696003

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

why do they need elevated tracks in this section? It will just increase the cost. This is because of the cost of land acquisition in India is so high and takes so long. The NCR RRTS is being built in the median of existing highways and uses elevated tracks for most of the way apart from sections in...
by darshhan
13 Oct 2020 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377781

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

Looks like we in deadlock. It is nearing time, when it will be stay for winter. Chinis might think, if you are staying for winters anyways, why not fire off few rounds...not to mention US elections providing the distraction. Hope Chini positions and movements are been monitored. If there is a fight...
by darshhan
13 Oct 2020 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377781

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

From ladakh to Arunachal and everything in between, more than 130000 troops would have been inducted. This is the minimum. Most probably the nos. would be higher. How do you rotate such huge numbers on continuous basis after every 3 months(siachen process). If this is the strategy GoI wants to adop...
by darshhan
13 Oct 2020 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377781

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

What if these people in O2 tents are not the actual fighting force. The actual fighting force is getting acclimatized some where else and will be swapped/rotated when indian men are worn out. I dont see a point of any advantage of chines action. Keep troops at border and achieve what? Our troop ind...
by darshhan
12 Oct 2020 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377781

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

I want them to stay longer. Keeping army on the toes for long that too in such harsh condition is no good. It will wear out and also fatigue sets in. Remember chin is in comfortable oxygenated tent where are our boys are braving the nature. Plus wear and tear of the equipment. Just check the toll t...
by darshhan
12 Oct 2020 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011092

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

That “did not clear ground tests” seem a CYA type weasel statement. Later, after a few departmental slapfests, same “source” can claim to News Router that s/he meant “not all ground tests are yet over”. But then so is Nag family ATGMs or even Brahmos No sensitive department in India is going to app...
by darshhan
12 Oct 2020 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011092

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I will wait for proper details to come up. It is possible the engine failed, which is perfectly normal for a first time flight. However this "not cleared ground test" is someone pushing away the blame. ADE was planning to test out Nirbhay with Manik this year. So it was a planned test, no...
by darshhan
12 Oct 2020 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011092

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Though I am not a fan of the ADE, if the Nirbhay test failed because we rushed with the testing, I look at that as a positive. It means that the labs are working on a war-footing! Our too-cautious & must-never-fail approach was one of the reasons why the Tejas took as long as it did. Failure wi...
by darshhan
10 Oct 2020 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176228

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

All the iterations of Insas (Excaliburs, Ghatak etc) and its latest development Amogh is just not upto the mark. Ghatak was the AKM copy not an INSAS variant . Indeed and neither have I heard or read any criticism of Ghatak assault rifles till date. The same goes for Trichy assault rifle(TAR) as we...
by darshhan
25 Sep 2020 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2393
Views: 511928

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Can anyone explain why a UAV like Tapas has to be put through such a long testing regimen? I am able to understand that a manned fighter like tejas was required to undergo testing period that was longer than a decade. After all safety of the pilot was of utmost importance, hence the rigorous checks....
by darshhan
25 Sep 2020 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2393
Views: 511928

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^^ It's just hafta payment , the production line has run out of US orders (they are looking to move to a more survivable platform) - so they have loosened the export restrictions and are pushing it to as many "allies" as possible to keek the line humming for some more time. IIRC it was p...
by darshhan
24 Sep 2020 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377781

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

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by darshhan
18 Aug 2020 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

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Thank you Darshan ji for your rants, whines and insights. Please take a break for a week
by darshhan
18 Aug 2020 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

If war starts, there will no longer be return to Status quo... Things will permanently change... Coz. currently Chinese are occupying, so called, grey areas and are preventing Indian patrols from going there... - So, if war starts, our objectives may be one of the following:- ---- A) In case of a l...
by darshhan
17 Aug 2020 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

This is very very true. I am worried many people see war as a question of honour or even a tool measuring contest. War has a price, and from what we see of the Balakot incident and how public opinion swung towards peace soon as Wg. Cdr. Abhinandan was captured, there is absolutely zero appetite for...
by darshhan
17 Aug 2020 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

All this is your opinion. Those who can fight will fight. Economic prosperity will only give you a very limited amount of respect. So is the case with various technological achievements especially in nuclear and aerospace sectors. The only way to gather serious respect and hence achieve your geopol...
by darshhan
17 Aug 2020 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

Firing the first bullet is the easiest part. Once the balloon goes up, every tom, dick & harry will talk peace and try to stop the war. Irrespective of the result of the war, we will end up making a deal where invariably the Chinis will be allowed back in our market. Not to mention back to non-...
by darshhan
17 Aug 2020 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

Every situation cannot be resolved by use of special forces or other covert/clandestine means. And exactly what covert means are we going to use to force China to vacate occupied territory? Hijack their ocean freighters(should be anyways done)? Or kidnapping the daughter of Jinping himself? I am sor...
by darshhan
16 Aug 2020 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

When we talk of taking action against China, I'm not sure we are looking at this the right way. While they are occupying our territory, which is not an acceptable situation, I don't believe the onus is on us to evict them, or initiate military action. The question to ask is weather China's gains ar...
by darshhan
15 Aug 2020 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31012

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Sant missile will be the gamechanger. With 20 kms range it is almost in spike nlos class and takes standoff capabilities(wrt attack helicopters) to a new level. It is like you got a mini cruise missile. Not just helos but even UAVs can use these missiles with little effort.
by darshhan
12 Aug 2020 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4308
Views: 740035

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

^^ok. My bad. Looks like RM was inaugurating multiple units at multiple agencies in one go. BEL, BDL, GRSE,OFB, GOA SHIPYARDS etc.
by darshhan
12 Aug 2020 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4308
Views: 740035

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

GRSE launches new modernisation facilities. Taking the self-reliant India Mission (Atmanirbhar Mission) forward, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Limited, a Miniratna Defence PSU and premier warship builder of the nation, has launched two new facilities on Monday. A state-of-the-art i...
by darshhan
06 Aug 2020 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2450
Views: 349943

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

A thread I wrote on the Agra interplay of Shivaji, Rajputs and Mughals; using lesser known primary sources. https://twitter.com/virendrarathore/status/1221004222210002945 Its blog version. https://agrippedsoul.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/shivaji-in-agra-mughals-kachwahas-an-interplay/ Regards, Virendr...
by darshhan
06 Aug 2020 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2450
Views: 349943

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Virendra wrote:Also have a book coming up, on Prithviraj Chauhan.
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All the best. I am waiting.
by darshhan
05 Aug 2020 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204642

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/singhshwetabh71/status/1290633591488049159?s=20 ---> ANI is now reporting that Army is considering to choose an ICV from WhAP (understandable) Stryker (OK sure) and Humvee (WTF ?). Its also reporting that Army is to make a decision very soon, and that WhAP does have preference o...
by darshhan
05 Aug 2020 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

We have to study how Sikhs & Marathas were able to defeat the same Muslim forces which won against bigger Hindu Kings for a millennium Oh this is going to be interesting. I will not comment on Sikhs _ I don not know enough to. But Marathas by the end of Mughal Empire in in India were able to ex...
by darshhan
04 Aug 2020 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

Not Really. Marathas & Sikhs understood that its Civilizational fight. Marathas would fight around 150 major wars in 75 years, to topple Mughals. Sikhs had Afghanistan as their Vassal State as they killed anything that moved. Too much to ask from our current strategic leadership i.e political-b...
by darshhan
02 Aug 2020 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

The capital budget of the forces will have to go up with the overall allocation going up to 3 to 4 percent of GDP for 3-4% of budget sounds about right. But only when you actually fight. Looks to me that our Politicians, bureaucrats, diplomats and even most of our generals are not interested in fig...
by darshhan
02 Aug 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

I think we have been shown 'finger 3'* and Finger 4 by the Chinis, and we are going to take that hit. Here is why: 1. It makes much more beneficial to use it to further the political and economic agenda, and going kinetic there. 2. There is no real military advantage in kicking them out from the 'b...
by darshhan
28 Jul 2020 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

TWITTER @FrontalAssault1: Indian Army has done mobilisation in DBO as chances of a PLA mischief from North is speculated. Things are moving pretty fast & China seems to be on a bigger mission of not only Ladakh but Siachen too. https://twitter.com/FrontalAssault1/status/1287690987544993793?s=19...
by darshhan
23 Jul 2020 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011092

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I hope we can integrate with fighters on a later date who can launch it that high altitude against movable ground targets with 25km range, fighter radar with data link guides it to 5-7km from the target and IIR seeker will take over. It will help the IAF in CAS role by taking on 10-15 enemy vehicle...
by darshhan
22 Jul 2020 03:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

How good are our DRDO Bharat drones. Lot of tall claims about its use in Ladakh with no useful detail. https://m.timesofindia.com/india/indian-army-gets-bharat-drones-for-accurate-surveillance-along-china-border/articleshow/77084103.cms Don't scoff at "Tall Claims". Both Goras and Chinese...
by darshhan
22 Jul 2020 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204642

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^ https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1285510337261785090?s=20 ----> An astonishing SEVEN years given to state-owned Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) to supply 1,512 mine ploughs for the Indian Army's T-90 tank fleet. Not discounting work, but wondering how much (less) time it would take for Indian...
by darshhan
21 Jul 2020 17:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

Amid border row with China, Naval MiG-29K fighter aircraft to be deployed in Northern sector -ANI https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/amid-border-row-with-china-naval-mig-29k-fighter-aircraft-to-be-deployed-in-northern-sector20200721161745/ Good decision. Better to be used in an activ...
by darshhan
21 Jul 2020 02:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964651

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

To be honest, if in the coming months(a year or two at the most) we are unable to initiate military action against china pak combine, then it would be better to disband the military itself. Better use the defence budget someplace else. Let us be done with the pretense of having a military which can ...
by darshhan
15 Jul 2020 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176228

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Exactly. But the question is what exactly AK 203 brings to the table that TAR and Ghatak assault rifles don't? And if the answer is nothing substantial then the next question is for how long do we keep on paying protection money to foreign countries because that is what this is. Build quality hopef...

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