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by schinnas
04 Jan 2021 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724668

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

With increased discovery of natural gas in India and move towards electricity for transport, our dependence on imported crude will decrease as a percentage of energy needs every year for the forseeable future. However, for next decade atleast (till 2035), our crude imports will continue to grow in a...
by schinnas
17 Dec 2020 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5378
Views: 1210427

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

India should look at strategic purchase (Ex: Embraer and RR) by private Indian defence industry that is bankrolled indirectly by Govt in terms of PSU bank loans and guaranteed orders. That is the sure shot way of doing ToT and get the required research, design and manufacturing infra and trained tal...
by schinnas
16 Dec 2020 16:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800636

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Brilliant move. AI planes are mostly collecting dust due to Covid and they can retire part of their debt this way and make them attractive to a private buyer. Armed forces get readily available planes.
by schinnas
11 Dec 2020 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1201
Views: 254890

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

ToT is a mirage. Even if some real ToT is negotiated, India would need sufficient in-house advanced design and R&D capabilities to fully leverage the ToT. Best would be to do what Indian private auto makers did. Build domestic manufacturing, servicing and testing and design capabilities. Acquire...
by schinnas
05 Dec 2020 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5140
Views: 886472

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Mastercard getting some Indian-looking american guy to break into PayTM and Rupay dominance in India Mastercard has been very bitter about not being given special privileges to break into the Indian market -- mudi must rejine. No reason for this Dick Verma to be given this post right after he left ...
by schinnas
05 Dec 2020 15:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1389704

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Totally agreed. If Indians (esp Punjabi Hindus) have any common sense, they will post in Twitter in English and in Punjabi under Sikh names calling out the lies and hatred of Kalistani / ISI propaganda instead of complaining like children that ISI and brainwashed NRI Khalistanis are fuelling the fir...
by schinnas
04 Dec 2020 16:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1389704

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Congratulations to BJP for emerging as the opposition party. If election was not held immediately after a long weekend, BJP would have done better. It didnt help that upper middle class voters of BJP were Covid afraid and didnt vote.
by schinnas
02 Dec 2020 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3279
Views: 615456

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Republic day us Jan 27th. UK needs to function as a nation post Brexit. In fact Boris Johnson would very much look forward to this event and signing some key trade agreements with India for consumption of domestic audience that Britain is going strong post Brexit. Besides, the trade deal with India ...
by schinnas
02 Dec 2020 16:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3279
Views: 615456

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Modi invites Johnson to be 2021 Republic day chief guest https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/india-makes-its-move-invites-boris-johnson-to-be-republic-day-chief-minister/story-AUTDCjNSTvX6kJ1iozBrzM.html This is a great move. India fostering close relationship with UK, especially when strong a...
by schinnas
02 Dec 2020 14:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2477
Views: 570560

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Perfection is the enemy of progress. Have a big long term vision but focus on fundamentals and don't advertise futuristic capability planning for PR when you don't even have the basics done.
by schinnas
01 Dec 2020 17:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33462

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

The email thread indicates exact opposite of what Mr. Mort Walker seems to infer. Neera Tandon is asking for the countries to pay US rather than the other way around. Pakis can say good bye to any US aid from Biden admin unless they are willing to kiss goodbye to their opposition to Israel and make ...
by schinnas
30 Nov 2020 16:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1389704

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

A humble request. Lets not create unncessary divisions amongst ourselves based on actions of a small motivated minority and opinions of a few on this forum. Requesting mods to step in. Every state has such a fault line and it is very minor in terms of total percentage of population. In Punjab Pakist...
by schinnas
30 Nov 2020 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1323
Views: 380841

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Time to dismantle OFB and fully privatise it. Corporatisation of OFB is a futile exercise if it does not lead to fully privatising OFB or dismantling it altogether and selling its assets / contracts to existing Indian private defence manufacturers. OFB is a national shame.
by schinnas
30 Nov 2020 13:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2456
Views: 625881

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

That analysis isn't entirely accurate. UAE and Saudi are lucrative options for Paki elite (doctors, jernails, paki fauj who want to be mercenaries, etc). UAE is also their most preferred destination for money laundering, investment, shopping and partying by Paki elite. UAE shutting down is a HUGE b...
by schinnas
29 Nov 2020 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2456
Views: 625881

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

That analysis isn't entirely accurate. UAE and Saudi are lucrative options for Paki elite (doctors, jernails, paki fauj who want to be mercenaries, etc). UAE is also their most preferred destination for money laundering, investment, shopping and partying by Paki elite. UAE shutting down is a HUGE bl...
by schinnas
28 Nov 2020 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2456
Views: 625881

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Paki elite have 7 sanctuaries. Of which top 2 are most critical. 1. UAE 2. UK 3. Canada 4. Australia 5. USA 6. Saudi Arabia 7. Turkey Additionally, their ISI run businesses have been developing Thailand as a base but it's not for their elite. Trump plugged #5 while Imran Khans attempt at islamic lea...
by schinnas
28 Nov 2020 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5140
Views: 886472

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I don't know why people are surprised by US actions against Iran whether assassination of their General or nuclear scientists. Short of an overt war, US must have promised a lot to punish Iran and perhaps to a smaller extent, Turkey, in order to get Arab states to establish diplomatic relationship w...
by schinnas
27 Nov 2020 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5140
Views: 886472

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

People like Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken will reach some sort of strategic agreement with China, and in the process will throw India under the strategic bus. Do you have any policy access to policy doctrine of incoming cabinet to claim that? Policy comments by Blinken in the past several months i...
by schinnas
27 Nov 2020 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2679
Views: 420296

Re: Military Flight Safety

Praying that the missing pilot if found alive by rescuers or fishermen floating on some debris. Any learnings / usual suspects from past Mig29K crashes?
by schinnas
26 Nov 2020 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2477
Views: 570560

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

It is a brilliant decision to lease few of the expensive products for a year or two before deciding to buy them. The lease option also means India does not need to build expensive repository of fighters, tanks, subs and drones and can lease them at required levels for a few years based on the threat...
by schinnas
26 Nov 2020 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2515
Views: 474603

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

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-ne ... IDepK.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.
by schinnas
26 Nov 2020 16:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1389704

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This will perhaps push Mota bhai (with his associate team of CBI, ED, IT, etc.,) to poach rebels from RJD. Tejaswi's high handed style is sure to alienate some old timers. Being out of power for 10 years should have some of their leaders salivating at the possibility of getting into power now with B...
by schinnas
25 Nov 2020 13:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5140
Views: 886472

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Hnair,
I am hoping Ahley Tellis is made India ambassador.
by schinnas
25 Nov 2020 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5140
Views: 886472

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US national security team is in place. We will be working closely with all of them. The only other appointments of key interest to us are Trade secretary, US ambassador to India and to a lot lesser extent, US Energy (nuclear energy and clean coal tech cooperation) and Labor secretaries (H1B visa rel...
by schinnas
24 Nov 2020 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5140
Views: 886472

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US not vacating Afghanistan is in India's interests. But it remains to be seen what bargain Pakis extract for being toll keepers.
by schinnas
18 Nov 2020 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724668

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

Daily mail is a for purchase tabloid in UK known for sensationalist gibberish. Surprised that it is being given this much mindspace in this forum.
by schinnas
15 Nov 2020 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33462

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

I tend to differ. A deep state is one that cares for long term strategic interests of the country. A slow suicide is not what it would advocate. A US China cold war has started. Even if US wants to relent China wouldn't. A republican dominated senate and public mood against China will guard against ...
by schinnas
15 Nov 2020 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724668

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

We have taught a lesson to Chinese and gotten an accord on our terms that we can comfortably monitor (both with our HUMINT, ELINT and US SATINT) and ensure corrective action in case of any breach by Cheen. This also reduces the expensive risky foot print for our brave soldiers. There is no reason to...
by schinnas
14 Nov 2020 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33462

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

US is not a ruthless superpower for no reason. The deep state that wants to prolong the petrodollar supremacy is very entrenched in US amongst both Democrats and Republicans. While Dems and Republican past presidents might have allowed China to grow till this point, now that China refuses to play se...
by schinnas
10 Nov 2020 14:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33462

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

One will be free from the evangelical interference in US policy towards India. Folks like Sen. Lindsey Graham (Republican) are notorious India baiters.

I am veering to the view that Joe Biden administration may likely continue the strong partnership with India and may even advance it further.
by schinnas
10 Nov 2020 14:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33462

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Sen. Chris Coins becoming Secretary of State would be great for India. He is a strong advocate of close relations with India. The MIC is now strongly anti-China and so are all the alphabet soup agencies. Thanks to xi's premature claim for supremacy, US deep state is feeling threatened as once they l...
by schinnas
10 Nov 2020 14:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63148

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Mort Walker wrote:^^^I agree which is the reason Twitter and FB should be banned like TikTok as national security threats.


Twitter is a non entity in India amongst voting populace. YouTube, Facebook and whatsapp are.
by schinnas
04 Nov 2020 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63148

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

The uptick is because of specific counties and mail in votes being counted. They were predicted / polled to be heavily democratic.
by schinnas
04 Nov 2020 16:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63148

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Trump has to win all of Pensylvania, Michigan, Georgia and North Carolina to sail through if he loses Wisconsin.
by schinnas
01 Oct 2020 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724668

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

There are already multiple DDoS attacks on both Indian public and private financial institutions, with many traced to (or suspected to originate from) China. This is my direct info from a chai walla. This started from Galwan standoff and has been continuing intermittently. Most of our large institut...
by schinnas
29 Sep 2020 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724668

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

Excerpt India has been putting China under pressure to force China to resolve border dispute, or at least determine the LAC, according to the wishes of India. India’s strategy is once the LAC is determined and the boundary with China is delineated, India can then concentrate dealing with Pakistan, ...
by schinnas
22 Sep 2020 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724668

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

Missiles are useful only for select scenarios, only for precision strikes at high value targets such as key bridges, ammo depots, high value enemy leadership, etc. Otherwise, it would be stupid to burn millions worth missile for target that may at best be a fraction of its cost. What would really he...
by schinnas
16 Sep 2020 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5140
Views: 886472

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Things take time to change. Until 10 years back, there were no support for Hindu causes amongst educated Indians. It has now changed in a big way.
by schinnas
16 Sep 2020 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724668

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

The game has only now begun. The choices for China aren't many. They should be smarting at the many sided assault from India and except for premature playing of Nepal hand, they havent been able to do anything. So far it has been a seriously one sided game which indicates Cheen has totally under est...

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