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by pankajs
15 Feb 2018 15:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 753
Views: 73321

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

^^
What a juicy target such a desalination plant will present! ... to the Baloch insurgents I mean.
by pankajs
15 Feb 2018 09:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 753
Views: 73321

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Per some in Baki media, the *takeover* is being done in *consultation* with JuD and HalfPig Suar.

Start @ 9:10 and the exact place where the consultation is talked about @ 09:34

by pankajs
13 Feb 2018 14:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 753
Views: 73321

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

^^
Another eyewash. Why was it done via an Ordinance instead via their parliament? If their ordinance also works like our, and I think it does, we know where this will end in 6 months. This ordinance will automatically lapse.
by pankajs
13 Feb 2018 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

^^
Almost exactly opposite Mumbai and 1600 km across the water from it.
by pankajs
12 Feb 2018 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

but isnt the above logic apparent to the "go" and "mahjong" players in the dragon hall in peking? they can provide the financial backing and food supplies for yameen to shrug off domestic oppn and slowly that will be the new reality. cheen already sends the most tourists there. ...
by pankajs
12 Feb 2018 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Not really ... Chinese investments/bases are not safe in Maldives till this turmoil is not resolved one way or the other. What if the turmoil hits the Chinese projects underway. What if a bomb explodes that kills 20 Chinese workers in one project? Will China still stand by and ask Yameen to quell th...
by pankajs
12 Feb 2018 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The strategic dimensions are emerging now. Why China is hell bent on doing what it is doing in the maldives. How 'India First' turned into 'China First' for Maldives How 'India First' turned into 'China First' for Maldives <snip> From India’s point of view, the biggest “red line” was breached after...
by pankajs
12 Feb 2018 08:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2984
Views: 330891

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

It is not either or but both. You have to do your best on perimeter security at least the basic minimum like a proper wall with electrified fence also take the fight to the enemy. Even then there will be costs because you can't have 100% defence against an enemy whose sole motivation is to hurt no m...
by pankajs
12 Feb 2018 08:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Trade not Aid. Again one must look at China as an example. I was listening to some podcast a few weeks back were it was mentioned that up to 45% of SoKo's expors go to China. I haven't verified the number but it is instructive even if the numbers are off the mark. Second is from something that I hea...
by pankajs
11 Feb 2018 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298807

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^
Check where the LAC cuts across the profile. My bet is that India will have a better view into China than China into India via Ground based radars.
by pankajs
11 Feb 2018 17:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist State of Pakistan - Multimedia Links
Replies: 2627
Views: 238876

Re: Terrorist State of Pakistan - Multimedia Links

Guys check this out ... from the "The Petriots Of Pakistan"

by pankajs
11 Feb 2018 14:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Last post continued ... The regime in Maldives should be make aware of our red lines in explicit terms and not any wishy-washy way and we need to exert out utmost to ensure that our redlines are taken into account always no matter who is in power. That also means making an example out of those who f...
by pankajs
11 Feb 2018 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Unless India plans to merge Maldives with India how do we plan to get a India centric regime in Maldives? Any guy who is installed following an Indian intervention is going to be looked at as an Indian stooge and that guy will do his best to get rid of that tag if he has to survive long in that coun...
by pankajs
11 Feb 2018 12:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

That is the reason why India is letting the internal situation play itself out ...
by pankajs
11 Feb 2018 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 629
Views: 75322

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Forget the Military base argument for the moment ... That is exactly what China wants from CPEC at least. Yesterday TOI too had flagged the same logic wrt Sri Lanka and Maldives push. It seems we have some kind of a FTA [or a pseudo-FTA] with Maldives which provides a kind of roundabout access to th...
by pankajs
10 Feb 2018 14:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Now let me add a further chanikyan. If India is able to resolve this in its favor with some military action its currency in the global market will rise no doubt. BUT IF India is able to resolve this in its favor without military action it currency in the global market will rise much more. This is a ...
by pankajs
10 Feb 2018 14:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Let me hazard a *guess* based on what has happened, what has been reported and GOI's radio silence. I think Indian Navy is out and around Maldives with some strength while still maintaining some distance to give a look of normalcy in the region. It is in a position to quickly insert itself into the ...
by pankajs
10 Feb 2018 14:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

From bakistani press https://tribune.com.pk/story/1631044/1-pakistan-not-support-emergency-maldives-envoy-told/ Pakistan not to support emergency, Maldives envoy told An official source in knowledge of the matter said PM Abbasi conveyed to the visiting foreign minister that Pakistan had no intention...
by pankajs
10 Feb 2018 13:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Also in these days of social media and fake news one has to be very careful with *news*. Remember how Maldives had *Snubbed* India by ignoring it while sending its emissaries to China, Bakistan and Saudi Arabia? Almost all *reputed* Indian media houses ran that story forcing the Maldevian embassy to...
by pankajs
10 Feb 2018 13:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Also a *Task force* means what actually? Suppose the bakis send one ship loaded with water, another loaded with food and yet another loaded with fuel will such a flotilla be considered a *task force*? All merchant ships of course. Now suppose India allows such a flotilla to reach Maldives will it be...
by pankajs
10 Feb 2018 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I don't buy that Bakis will send a task force to Maldives [That is what I meant that folks will again be disappointed] but will wait for conformation. As the Americans says never say never and stranger things have happened before. My feeling at this point is that someone wants India to show its hand...
by pankajs
10 Feb 2018 13:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Ahh ... this is getting interesting finally. The current Maldevian dispensation had requested Chinese protection that much was known. Baki task force getting to Maldives is good .. very very good indeed! Wonder when Sri Lanka will send its task force. But I am afraid folks are going to be disappoint...
by pankajs
10 Feb 2018 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Going by that logic we have already lost to China closer to home i.e. in Bakistan. The most recent example of that was India's *helplessness* wrt CPEC and that too in a territory that India claims as its own. You see the ASEAN countries had no business looking to India even before this latest Maldiv...
by pankajs
10 Feb 2018 11:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Hidden within the link I last posted is a reference to the Maldives president refusing to meet the EU delegation. Also note that it sent it's envoy's only to China, Bakistan and Saudi Arabia. Forget India for the moment. To me that looks like the current Maldives regime is already isolated and it kn...
by pankajs
10 Feb 2018 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

If this is not lip service then it provides with an opportunity to push harder than otherwise.
by pankajs
10 Feb 2018 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

No kamments ....

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 857173.cms
India pushes for UN mission to visit Maldives
by pankajs
09 Feb 2018 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298807

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I am getting that you are talking of the LOS, horizon, etc in the way of the ground based radar but what is the range of the Chinese AEWs at 25,000 ft or whatever height they have assumed for the range in their brochure.
by pankajs
09 Feb 2018 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298807

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^
Ok boss quote the rage as per the Chinese brochure. They must have given it assuming some elevation and not at ground level I hope. Also quote the elevation at which its brochure range is assumed.
by pankajs
09 Feb 2018 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298807

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^
Meaning AEW/AWACS are range independent? Range does not matter?

Please quote range of the Chinese AEWs.
by pankajs
09 Feb 2018 21:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Again I only agree 50% with you. He has gone to balance his visit to Israel and the return visit of the Israeli PM. But he is doing so for the benefit of the gelf states. No this is not about oil but about the millions of Indians employed in the gelf. He doesn't want to upset them because workers ar...
by pankajs
09 Feb 2018 21:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

^^
Agree with Chetak saar but I also agree with Chandragupta saar to the extent that if we have to do something go to the root i.e. Maldives. Going on a tangent to Vietnam or something else does not address the root.
by pankajs
09 Feb 2018 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298807

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

For sure there are a lot of variable that will determine the effective range. This is just the brochure range but we have no better information on both S-400 as or the Chinese AEWs and there is no way to validate the competing claims. To that extent all analysis is hawabazi.
by pankajs
09 Feb 2018 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298807

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^ Switch out the Swordfish for S-400 radar that has a rage of 600 km. This should be optimized for slow moving targets. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-400_missile_system The 30K6E is an administration system which manages eight divisions (battalions).[10][11][12] The 55K6E is a command and control ...
by pankajs
09 Feb 2018 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298807

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

And where will the Chinese AEWs deploy? 1. Inside the Indian Territory? 2. Around the LAC? 3. 100 km or so back of the LAC? 4. Deep inside the Chinese Territory to avoid being spotlighted by our BMD radars. What is the range for these AEWs and what is the range of our BMD radars? Swordfish and its d...
by pankajs
09 Feb 2018 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

^
If I read you right, you mean a deployment in South China sea. Our deployment in Vietnam would depend on an invite from Vietnam.
by pankajs
09 Feb 2018 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 298807

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

AEW's are to be countered by missiles that bring those birds down. With China we always have to think asymmetric because of economic and MIC disparity. 1. We already progressing quite well in missile area especially SAM's with the recent progress in Barak and BMD missiles. 2. We are in the process o...
by pankajs
09 Feb 2018 10:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The so called Dragon has a *Foreign* power with a base at its door steps for the past 50+ years. What did it do except whine? Does that make China a looser or a 3rd rate power? Did that curtail the rise of China in economic or military terms? Logic should work both ways no ...Incredible .. we choos...
by pankajs
09 Feb 2018 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The so called Dragon has a *Foreign* power with a base at its door steps for the past 50+ years. What did it do except whine? Does that make China a looser or a 3rd rate power? Did that curtail the rise of China in economic or military terms? Logic should work both ways no ...Incredible .. we choos...
by pankajs
09 Feb 2018 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 488
Views: 27188

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

>> I am comfortable with Chinese presence in Maldives and even a Chinese base. I for one don't fear a Chinese base in Maldives as opposed to say one in Chittagong would even the most inept peking dragon lord be comfortable with a indian base 500km off their shore? no wonder we are bottom of the hea...

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