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by Roop
20 Oct 2020 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

fanne wrote:Zimble only read baba tweet 4 vs 7.


I would love to, if you would be so kind as to provide a link. Thanks in advance.

I like to read BB's tweets; I give him more credit than what he generally seems to get from other Rakshaks. 8)
by Roop
13 Oct 2020 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082705

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

... Our too-cautious & must-never-fail approach was one of the reasons why the Tejas took as long as it did. ... This is true, but I will here cite the old comic strip Pogo: "We have met the enemy and he is us". Let us remember that the "too cautious and must never fail" app...
by Roop
13 Oct 2020 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

Farooq, Omar, Mehbooba who have vested interest need to be put out of media access immediately. They need a hell of a lot more than that. If Farooq Abdullah's statement is really some kind of a wink/nod of encouragement to China, he has committed treason and should be put up against the wall in fro...
by Roop
04 Oct 2020 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: POTUS tested Positive for COVID19 - Implications for the World
Replies: 25
Views: 3731

Re: POTUS tested Positive for COVID19 - Implications for the World

Others are reporting doctors are lying and he is on oxygen. It is unthinkable (at least to me) that any self-respecting doctor worth his/her professional oath would come out and lie to the public about the health of the President. What they may do (and what these doctors clearly did at this press c...
by Roop
03 Oct 2020 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961938

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

You know, DavidD is a nice guy and all, and unfailingly polite in his debates here, and I commend him for that -- but really are we taking seriously his question of "Why would China pick a fight with India for no reason? What do they have to gain by it?" The answer to this question is so o...
by Roop
03 Oct 2020 04:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Indranil wrote:Igorr, love to see you back.


Agreed.

Igorr, it's at least 15 years since I last saw you on this forum. Welcome back. All we need now is for Avraam to show up here again. :)
by Roop
29 Sep 2020 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The mythical Han rocket force will now get its teeth punched in if they try something beyond their propaganda videos. Why "mythical"? Are you saying PLA rocket forces don't exist, that it is all a gigantic HAN propagandu bluff? Or is your statement just an effort to give the PLA "H&a...
by Roop
28 Sep 2020 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

We're pretty inscrutable for the Chinese too. ... They do not understand what we're up to. According to their logic, we should clearly see that we are inferior, give up and bow ourselves to their will. Just as the Pakis did. :D Seriously, I think they have been getting advice from the Pakis about h...
by Roop
25 Sep 2020 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213360

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

This, to me, still remains a classic, and one of the most beautiful aircraft built so far. Agreed. I think the original (i.e. pre-upgrade) Mig-21 single-seater was one of the most beautiful planes made. Of course, aesthetics is a matter of personal choice -- what's beautiful to me may not be so to ...
by Roop
25 Sep 2020 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

He points out a 9-12:1 ratio to dislodge a defender in the mountains. However, PGM from aircraft as was done in Kargil can make a significant difference. IAF airstrikes (PGM) in Kargil were not directed at Paki infantry positions, they were directed at the Muntho Dalo supply depot. Once the supply ...
by Roop
24 Sep 2020 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 705048

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Roop wrote:
Cain Marko wrote:Tucker Carlson interviewed her...but nothing else that I noticed.


Palki Sharma interviewed her on WION for about 30 minutes.



Edited: Added YT link.
by Roop
23 Sep 2020 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 705048

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Cain Marko wrote:
Gyan wrote:Is there any traction in USA about claim of Dr. Li Meng that Coronavirus is man-made?


https://twitter.com/iabhinavKhare/statu ... 19968?s=19

Tucker Carlson interviewed her...but nothing else that I noticed.


Palki Sharma interviewed her on WION for about 30 minutes.
by Roop
23 Sep 2020 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 705048

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Don't forget the history here. Mitch McConnell had absolutely refused to even consider Obama's nominee for the Supreme court in 2016 after Anthony Scalia died ... The history actually goes back a lot further than that. Robert Bork (1987), Clarence Thomas (1990, I think, or maybe 1991). That's what ...
by Roop
22 Sep 2020 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334312

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Moved over from the Tejas thread.... By the way, it is funny to read that many in BRF have negative views on the F-21. No kidding! It is just that many in BRF believe (like a number in the IAF do) that what value does the F-21 bring over the Rafale? If, by "value", you mean technical/tact...
by Roop
21 Sep 2020 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

Did you wonder why I wrote this? Yes, I did wonder. And I'm still wondering. I'm probably just dense, but I have no idea what you're trying to say here. China can hit us in places A, B and C so... what? What should we do about it? You failed to specify anything, so the conclusion I drew, reasonably...
by Roop
19 Sep 2020 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

Today the DBO airfield is 30 km from Chinese positions - well within artillery range. The Darbuk–Shyok-DBO Road is 7 km from Chinese positions - well within mortar ranges. Okay, but what you are implying (or hypothesizing about) is a situation where the Chinese "go kinetic" (start a serio...
by Roop
19 Sep 2020 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

D.Mahesh wrote:We lost ground badly in 1962 simply because of misdeployment & v.v.poor leadership.


That, plus the fact that the PLA of 1962 was much tougher and more battle-hardened than today's PLA.
by Roop
17 Sep 2020 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

schinnas wrote:... Even the Cheeni attempts to save face or do psyops have succeeded. ...


:?: This has got to be a typo on your part. Surely you mean "have not succeeded"???
by Roop
14 Sep 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

From the Sunday Guardian:

Foreign diplomats praise India’s strong stand against China

They feel the head-on confrontation has enhanced India’s image as a ‘strong’ nation.

https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/foreign-diplomats-praise-indias-strong-stand-china
by Roop
13 Sep 2020 15:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

Despite what Nitin Gokhale and Vishnu Som say, I am convinced that we do, in fact, have possession and control of Black Top as well as Helmet Top. Our public denials of that are just a negotiating position we (i.e. GoI) are taking for some chankian purpose. To be clear, I am not accusing NG and VS o...
by Roop
13 Sep 2020 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

https://www.theindianhawk.com/2020/09/s-jaishankar-set-bottomline-amid-heated-talks.html LAC face-off: Jaishankar set bottomline amid ‘heated’ talks with China NEW DELHI: Foreign minister S Jaishankar plainly told his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, during the talks that ended late on Thursday evenin...
by Roop
11 Sep 2020 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082705

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

sivab wrote:At 1:04:00 announcer says the thrust of engine is 9t (88kN).


I believe he was referring to Tejas there.
by Roop
11 Sep 2020 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

The only possible move for them is to get into a short sharp conflict, kill a few Indians, declare victory and declare unilateral ceasefire. And you think this would "work" for them because... why??? Your scenario would only work for the Chinese if India meekly and obediently acquiesced i...
by Roop
10 Sep 2020 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

Whoa! We have finally made them go kinetic? Against the IA who commands higher ground where the defender has 4 to 1 advantage? And against a IAF with more and closer bases whose planes can carry full load unlike their few from the rarified air of the plateau? ... I hate to sound like a warmonger bu...
by Roop
08 Sep 2020 08:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2328
Views: 377871

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

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:Tomorrow if the politicians in Congress realize that Nationalism is the only game in town ...


If they realized this they would not be in the Congress party. You are asking for the impossible.
by Roop
06 Sep 2020 10:26
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

Other interesting tid bit from Snehesh Alex Philip's twitter feed - Army used "tactical signaling" to "dissuade" PLA from advancing towards Kala Top. I think this is an euphemism for firing in the air... May be, but I have a different theory (speculation, really): I think it mea...
by Roop
05 Sep 2020 11:43
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

It is easy for us to "want" war while sitting in our living rooms sipping chai. ...There is a difference in being prepared for war and actually wanting it. Understood. But something else which should be understood is that if this matter isn't decisively settled this year, the Chinese will...
by Roop
04 Sep 2020 06:56
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

It almost feels like USA wants a war here In case you hadn't noticed, many Indians want a war here. By my reckoning, most of the members of this forum want a war here. I certainly do. "War" in this context doesn't mean a full-fledged WW2-style show (Indian missiles raining down on Chengdu...
by Roop
01 Sep 2020 10:59
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

Raveen wrote:If Ajai Shukla is reporting this... this douche doesn't report anything without a payment


People are well advised to ignore this guy (and BK too). Waste of time paying any attention to them.
by Roop
03 Aug 2020 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689178

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

Re. that article by MJ Augustine Vinod: India had only three Mirage 2000 jets and only 12 in air-to-ground role. These engaged 80% of the targets and gave India Tiger Hill, Muntho Dhalo on a platter. No arguments from me about Muntho Dalo, but if you say that Mirage 2K (or any other IAF plane) "...
by Roop
02 Aug 2020 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4571
Views: 755000

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump has to win. In such a way that it totally destroys the donkey party and its fellow urban naxals. If the donkeys win they along with the urban naxals will turn the USA into Stalinist USSR. With purges and mass executions. But for India it will make sure that we are alone against PRC. Whatever ...
by Roop
30 Jul 2020 08:46
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

Then facing a very big loss of face they would use their A bomb to hit Mumbai and and our capital city.... To be a super power to you need to use the A bomb . If China was to use the A bomb the world will only protest for a short space of time . Then go back to business as usual in a couple of year...
by Roop
25 Jul 2020 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: What military assistance can US give to India in Indo-China War?
Replies: 29
Views: 2679

Re: What military assistance can US give to India in Indo-China War?

1. Intelligence sharing, not just in Ladakh and NE but in the IOR as well for monitoring Chinese submarine activity. I believe the IOR part is already happening -- has been for a couple of years. Sosus data please See my remark above. Slimey frogs want to sell weapons to china desperately. Why blam...
by Roop
25 Jul 2020 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011141

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Indranil wrote:Well the difference is that Dhruvastra uses a jet vane system which can be used for pitch up...


So, like a thrust-vectoring nozzle, but restricted to a single plane of motion?
by Roop
25 Jul 2020 07:24
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

If China does not vacate it's new positions there will be war. I hope you're right. I really, really , really hope you're right. Last ditch... expect the worst possibility. Please explain what you mean by "worst possibility" here. This is a term that would mean different things to differe...
by Roop
23 Jul 2020 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4571
Views: 755000

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

If Joe Biden comes to power will he support india the same way Trump did? No way. Not a chance! Joe Biden is wooing American Muslims and is against CAA,article 370 This is true of the Dems as a whole, not just Biden. Actually, it is almost irrelevant what Biden himself thinks. The man is borderline...
by Roop
21 Jul 2020 12:19
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

No offence intended, but I have some problems with your post. Among other things, you contradict yourself several times. Here goes... To all hawks, I recommend patience. And prudence. Let us not Dhoti Shiver, nor rush headlong, full throttle into a war, without looking left of right. Best to be Cha...
by Roop
19 Jul 2020 07:48
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

This is a topic we have discussed / debated quite a lot on this thread. Now here comes an article by someone who, unlike most of us, actually knows what the hell he is talking about, a retired IAF officer who used to be tasked with exactly this job -- planning for air-war campaigns of this nature. H...
by Roop
18 Jul 2020 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082705

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

Basant, I think you’re misinterpreting the comment. You have many assets in a fleet, all serve their purpose. It was said on Twitter without a second thought. Further to the above, I don't see the "B Team" comment as an insult in this context. In an air force whose "A Team" cons...
by Roop
18 Jul 2020 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4170
Views: 808057

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Rs_singh wrote:I’ve never heard of sako.


https://www.sako.fi/

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