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by mmasand
22 Oct 2020 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407371

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

Taiwan changing the maps to include only current day Taiwan is one of the red lines that China has identified and will invite a military response on Taiwan. The fact remains that the PRC as well as the Republic of China (ROC) consider Tibet as part of their territory; this has been the central node...
by mmasand
19 Oct 2020 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725171

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

IAF should use the opportunity of airlines going bankrupt to pick up lightly used A330 for refuellers and AEW&C aircraft. Might even save up to two thirds the cost. We've debated this several times on this thread, it's not feasible, nor financially prudent to convert a commercial liner. Just be...
by mmasand
19 Oct 2020 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407371

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

Yes we should just accept the Chinese terms and every thing will be back to "normal". LAC will remain LAC. PM of India does NOT even acknowledge a public message.from the Taiwan president and we have people inviting her for Republic day parade! India == US but only in the dreams of the ji...
by mmasand
21 Sep 2020 04:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407371

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

Are there any media people actually on the ground in Chushul (that too from al guardian)? I suppose not, so how is this guardian dude talking to/giving stories about the volunteer porters? IIRC from Chushul village you should be able to see all the major peaks on the LAC west or spanggur gap, hope ...
by mmasand
17 Sep 2020 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407371

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

For those perplexed about the PLA belting out Punjabi pop numbers, here's a piece pointing to their disdain of the Sikh infantryman. Why is Sikh soldier a bogeyman for Chinese army at Ladakh Not far from the Rezang La-Rechin La ridgeline that has emerged as a key friction point between Indian and Ch...
by mmasand
07 Sep 2020 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407371

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

There must be a way to insulate the engine from the environment. May be some sort of insulating gel. Hope IA has asked DRDO to look in to such a thing. More than the engine, it would be the battery. Those are notorious for failing at very low or very high temperatures. When vehicles first started b...
by mmasand
05 Sep 2020 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968181

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

China's Foreign Ministry doesn't seem to have taken too well to the comments of Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen Beigun, in respect to a 'belligerent and provocative' China. He quotes several instances from the past 5 years, and goes onto irk the PLA by making direct references to the QUAD 'taming...
by mmasand
04 Sep 2020 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968181

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

Keenly watch the developments post Raksha Mantri's visit to Moscow, EAM attends a BRICS Foreign Minister's meeting over the weekend followed by a SCO Foreign Minister's meeting on the 10th. Consequently, a closed door QUAD virtual meeting is being mooted for late September. If there is one thing tha...
by mmasand
26 Aug 2020 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968181

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

China capitalising on the undefined LAC (By Maj-Gen Ashok K Mehta (retd)) :barf: I guess this is why we buy so many tin cans from Russia. The camaraderie between Putin & Xi isn't exactly visible right now with several hammers thrown in, from a delay in delivery of S-400 linked to an espionage p...
by mmasand
21 Aug 2020 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 242255

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Fun fact: Netanyahu met with Otaiba (UAE Ambassador to the US), Bahrain several times in DC, in addition to the Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed in NY in the last two years. Recently they have jointly engaged lobbying organisations to shore up support to extend sanctions against Iran. Relations h...
by mmasand
05 Aug 2020 01:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 242255

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Absolutely Insane blast in Beirut. Iran or false flag? Lebanon's state security press liaison cites 'explosive' seized materials housed on the port as possible reason for the explosions. Worth noting that a UN court was to deliver a verdict on the assassination of Hariri in 2005, strongly believed ...
by mmasand
29 Jul 2020 05:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 691858

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

Statement from CENTCOM: Today "Iran launched several ballistic missiles from Iran to the Southern Arabian Gulf. Initial assessment indicated a potential threat to Al Udeid Air Base & Al Dhafra. Out of an abundance of caution, both bases enacted a heightened alert status. The incident lasted...
by mmasand
08 May 2020 06:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836525

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Police in the US and UK use these all day long. Why are they not used in India? Does anyone know? It is a very public demonstration and IMHO would make most reluctant to be done over in such a way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfKWVrXKbn0 Police reform act has been sitting in a safe untouched fo...
by mmasand
07 May 2020 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1936
Views: 468019

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Im the Dim to lift the lockdown as they can 'no longer afford it'. Seems like a coy plot to allow cases to allow the fatality rate to increase, thereby asking for more aid.
by mmasand
06 May 2020 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3724
Views: 688689

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Any takers for this 'No Name No Bodies' supposed stance by the IA in light of the recent COIN ops in the valley? Seems there is some divergence with the local administration/MHA policy.
by mmasand
04 May 2020 08:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755524

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

UAE air hq employs over 200 PAF pilots and pilot instructors at any point in time in their payroll. Now add Saudi, Qatar, Turkey and other states. They even partake in actual missions and exercises abroad under the UAE banner. The arrangement is working well and more robust than just participating ...
by mmasand
19 Mar 2020 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837019

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I'm amused as to how ICMR can make such a blanket statement that there is no community transmission based on random testing. I dare say thousands are already asymptomatic carriers, and the weather argument can go to the bin. We currently are at the bottom of the slab in terms of testing capacity per...
by mmasand
12 Mar 2020 02:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 242255

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Several Katyusha rockets struck at Camp Taji, few miles north of Baghdad. Several injuries including casualties, possibly of both British and US forces. Edit: 3 dead, 2 of which are American - one US Mil, one contractor. UK MoD has confirmed they are aware of incident involving one of their personne...
by mmasand
26 Feb 2020 09:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8119
Views: 1079773

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Despite all the hoorah, still no word on Police Reform Act. When you have a police force that doesn't have riot control training or gear to deal with public order incidents, waves a lathi to a gun toting charlatan, doesn't send any reassurance to the murari laal going about his business.
by mmasand
19 Feb 2020 01:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3172
Views: 558976

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Mid 1980s, all commonwealth countries provided this facility to each other. When did that change? Can you prove this claim ? Suraj - I can confirm they still do provide visa on arrival for transit passengers subject to you convincing the border agency that you will return within 24 hours to catch a...
by mmasand
18 Feb 2020 06:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3172
Views: 558976

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Excellent . Good to know GoI has already pulled the airline up . Now the next logical step is the airline goes after her and demands $$. It's hard to imagine an airline like EK will go after an MP for £200, I would expect she will foot the bill, else she will have to declare the fare as a 'gift' in...
by mmasand
16 Feb 2020 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3172
Views: 558976

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Rony wrote::rotfl:


Chancellor - Rishi Sunak
Home Secretary - Priti Patel
Business Secretary - Alok Sharma
Attorney General - Suella Braverman


I had to go back and see the Da Vinci & Christian ones again!
by mmasand
15 Feb 2020 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 405345

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

:lol: Good idea Why the F35, just buy 1 squadron of the F21 (F21 > F16), assign it to TACDE, and watch the Paks lose their shit This would destroy them completely. They worship theur F-Solahs like idols. A squadron of the latest and most advanced F-16s with AMRAAMs in the IAF would shatter the last...
by mmasand
15 Feb 2020 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4271
Views: 819967

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

He omitted the third one, the 800 pound gorilla. The Army. Which has the first dibs on country's resources but has nothing to show for it. If the army's expenditure can be cut to 2% of the GDP there would be no need for IMF bailouts Typical Paki "intellectual". He was kicked out because h...
by mmasand
06 Feb 2020 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1936
Views: 468019

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Ghafoora met with an 'accident'. Escaped unhurt as per the new DG ISPR. This comes days before he is to take charge as GOC.
by mmasand
03 Feb 2020 03:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3172
Views: 558976

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

He was being tailed by a surveillance team, they were the first to respond. They shot him, saw what seemed like cannisters strapped to his chest, then backed off. Armed response officers arrived in ARV's minutes later, delivered a second fatal shot. Edit: attacker named as 20 year old Sudesh Mamoor ...
by mmasand
29 Jan 2020 04:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 242255

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Apparently Umm-al-Fahm, a majority Arab city inside Israel, whose residents are all Israeli citizens, would be transferred to Palestine under the plan. The Arab subjects in the Jordan valley will be asked to become Jordanian citizens and migrate, those residing north of Tul Karm to take up Egyptian...
by mmasand
29 Jan 2020 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 242255

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

^ pls look at the map, it's ridiculous by any standards. Even the Israelis are criticizing it as an attempt to win brownie points before the elections.
by mmasand
28 Jan 2020 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 242255

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The killing of Oasim Solemiani has changed the dynamics in Iraq a lot and beyond. Here is a piece re: deconstructed statement of MEA in response to killing of Soleimani. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/01/03/indias-reaction-to-the-killing-of-iranian-commander-qassem-soleimani/a...
by mmasand
28 Jan 2020 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3203
Views: 332852

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Well, the Best Radars and Defences in Iran would have been over Tehran, and it is an old Russian SAM system. I hope this opens the eyes of people who deride Indian Advances based on Iranian claims of successes. The Iranians have some Chinese and Russian stuff and surprisingly their F-14 fleet previ...
by mmasand
27 Jan 2020 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 982
Views: 204347

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Posting this as this clip has good insights into future of the a'stan and region whole : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDcGlHembKk&feature=youtu.be The official circles admit that mass lost in astan and exit is almost final from here and eyee rack. Bunnies will be back. The price negotiated w...
by mmasand
27 Jan 2020 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 982
Views: 204347

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

USAF BACN E11-A aircraft down in Taliban territory of Ghazni in Afghanistan. Wonder if DT will brush this under the carpet too.

https://twitter.com/Conflicts/status/12 ... 80096?s=19
by mmasand
17 Jan 2020 15:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1936
Views: 468019

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Ghafoor replaced by Babar Ifthikar as DG ISPR. Asif Ghafoor finally gets his promotion as GOC Okara. Is he promoted? if he wasn't promoted than that's a sure sign of asked to go. Previous DG ISPR was promoted to Lt Gen while he was still DG ISPR. Wonder if he will keep his personal account now..A s...
by mmasand
16 Jan 2020 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3724
Views: 688689

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

There are many in J&K with all the shades of Grey. They like particles with duality and are in Indian camp as well the separatists camp and sometimes at the same time. Anyways in stories of Insurgency and CI, Everyone is a suspect as well a potential mole. Who knows who is being played and who ...
by mmasand
16 Jan 2020 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1936
Views: 468019

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019



"If the US can target Qasem Soleimani, why can't they target a General in Rawalpindi" : Saad Mohseni, Afghan Australian entrepreneur, and former Afghan diplomat.
by mmasand
16 Jan 2020 16:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1936
Views: 468019

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Ghafoor replaced by Babar Ifthikar as DG ISPR. Asif Ghafoor finally gets his promotion as GOC Okara.
by mmasand
14 Jan 2020 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1936
Views: 468019

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

sudhan wrote:Is it true that Propagandu Gafool has been sacked for his rant on twitter?


Don't expect a confirmation, just a new DG miraculously. Twitter got him to delete his tweet about Baloch's.
by mmasand
14 Jan 2020 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 334439

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, former Ambassador to the US has returned to Delhi, to take over as Foreign Secy on 20th January. Expect to see him at briefings more often than Gokhale.
by mmasand
13 Jan 2020 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343857

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

....ring in what air power is available in the region from land and sea at any given time. Starting next year, they'll be able to deploy Air Defenses into these less protected areas by just deploying launchers and using sensors deployed elsewhere or in the air. When that capability is rolled out yo...
by mmasand
10 Jan 2020 05:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 242255

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Trudeau has confirmed they have strong evidence to believe the aircraft was shot by SAM's. Pentagon leaking info to media that their satellites had seen two blips along the flight path. Not just two blips..they have claimed to have generated and analyzed both IR tracks of launch and explosion of th...

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