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by sid_ashar
09 Nov 2009 04:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 908758

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Indian soldier killed in Pakistani shelling RayC sir, Other than the Political will, is there any reason why the IA does NOT retaliate, when one of their OWN dies HELPLESSLY? I have read time and again, that IA does not retaliate, because we choose to play by the book and not violate the cease fire...
by sid_ashar
06 Nov 2009 08:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 238049

Re: India-China News and Discussions

The first domino to fall before the Dalai Lama trip to AP... I suspect that the babus and politicos in Dilli are already seeing their feet and spine turn to clay before Nov 8th.. I fail to see what they are so scared of.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/06/world ... ?ref=world
by sid_ashar
06 Oct 2009 05:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4796
Views: 423954

Re: Deterrence

Why is the NFU policy sacrosanct in the Indian context? If India decides to abandon it, wouldnt the whole strategic and deterrence paradigm shift significantly? From what I read, seems like India does not have a operational/deployed nuclear arsenal and that seems consistent with a NFU stance but see...
by sid_ashar
06 Oct 2009 03:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 265553

Re: India-US News and Discussion

http://news.rediff.com/report/2009/oct/05/eye-on-china-obama-defers-meet-with-dalai-lama.htm http://www.indianexpress.com/news/obama-not-to-meet-dalai-under-chinese-pressure-report/525316/ http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/10/05/dalai-lama-to-meet-with-obama-on-u-s-tour/ For all that talk du...
by sid_ashar
04 Oct 2009 09:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 908758

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

What are the implications? 4 Corps gains strength and the China-India border gets bolstered with additional strength. If we are permitted to dream, 4 Corps would become a mountain version of a Pivot Corps if some of the divs under it (esp 5 Mtn Div) get converted to Sundarji's vision of RAMID. That...
by sid_ashar
04 Oct 2009 09:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 238049

Re: India-China News and Discussions

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8273464.stm

another one of those comparisons between the Chinese and Indian economies and who is going to grow faster... the elephant or the dragon..
by sid_ashar
01 Oct 2009 19:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 932129

Re: Indian Military Aviation

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8284073.stm This seems like a continuing saga with BAE systems. Since the IAF has been a recent BAE customer for the Hawk, I thought I would post this here. Just a whiff of a scandal is enough to blacklist any firm these days so even though the Hawk deal with Indi...
by sid_ashar
17 Sep 2009 18:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2422
Views: 310772

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8260230.stm Hope indian foreign policy makers (though I doubt India has any of those since we dont have a coherent policy these days, seems to be made up as we stumble along) are taking note of the American way of doing things. Should give anyone a pause for thoug...
by sid_ashar
05 Sep 2009 23:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 908758

Re: Indian Army Discussion

'India may be forced to act' NEW DELHI: Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor has indicated that India is losing patience over frequent cease-fire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control and warned that at some stage it would have to retaliate RayC sir, I can understand politicians makin...
by sid_ashar
27 Jul 2009 03:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 26136

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

vera_k, thanks for the link. I figured the discussion would have come up on some blog before. While I agree that the naval designers have to learn to walk before they can run, the main question is why would they not consider a nuclear propulsion system from IAC2 onwards. Also, if the AC is pretty bi...
by sid_ashar
26 Jul 2009 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 26136

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I am sure this has been brought up before but could not find any reference to it on this thread but now that the nuclear power plant for Arihant is almost ready to go, is there a reason why the next generation of our IACs would not be nuke propelled? I would imagine that in addition to the greenhous...
by sid_ashar
30 Jan 2009 23:18
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Non-response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 818
Views: 77831

Re: Indian Non-response to Terrorism after Mumbai

Well, here it is, fellow BRF-ites: Please let me know your thoughts, and if you approve, spread the links far and wide. After authoring that article that is basically fiction, how come she still has a visa to stay in India? Isnt there anyone in the GOI who reads articles and tells these publication...
by sid_ashar
25 Jan 2009 12:18
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Non-response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 818
Views: 77831

Re: Indian Non-response to Terrorism after Mumbai

check this link out in the Dawn.. I couldnt believe it when I saw it but its hilarious.. this might not be the right topic for this post but could not resist.. http://www.dawn.com/2009/01/25/top2.htm :rotfl: would anyone take this seriously? another ploy after the whole war cloud thing not really wo...
by sid_ashar
20 Jan 2009 08:22
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Non-response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 818
Views: 77831

Re: Indian Non-response to Terrorism after Mumbai

JwalaMukhi, I see it differently. Oh come on... this is the same argument after every terrorist attack. I believe we will continue to hear this every time there is a major attack. It has not happened in 15 plus years since the bombay blasts of 93, its not going to happen now. The only time there wa...
by sid_ashar
13 Jan 2009 09:12
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 66019

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

Pretty soon, a "TSP response to the mumbai attacks' thread will need to be started on BR. See posted link from India-today.. http://indiatoday.digitaltoday.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25142&sectionid=4&issueid=88&Itemid=1 Statements from TSP during the last ...
by sid_ashar
01 Jan 2009 09:32
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 66019

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

What is beyond me is the fact that the indian media seems to completely lack the critical thinking and analytical capability to come up with questions for indian policy makers and politicians. Chidambaram had his first press conference and though I did not see any TV footage of it, from what I read,...
by sid_ashar
25 Dec 2008 21:39
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 188403

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

The bottom line is that if one talks about taking out the heads of terrorist groups, you have to seriously think about taking out and eliminating the leadership of the pukistan army and their intelligence services. There is really no point in talking about eliminating (the funny thing is that the in...

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