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by Mukesh.Kumar
23 Oct 2020 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 177
Views: 24820

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

amar_p wrote:The original thread starts with a post by RayC sahab. Is he still active on BRF?

I miss the many stalwarts who made BRF such an incredible place to learn and delight.

RayC sir is not with us anymore I believe
by Mukesh.Kumar
18 Oct 2020 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4378
Views: 319117

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Here's the Abstract of her paper and the full paper can be requested from here . Abstract In this paper, we have studied the impact created by the introduction of up to 5% dust particles in enhancing the decay of blast waves produced by a nuclear explosion. A mathematical model is designed and modif...
by Mukesh.Kumar
18 Oct 2020 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4378
Views: 319117

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Interesting research by Dr. Meera Chadha on how to lessen impact of large explosions with possible applications on Nuclear attacks. Mathematician Dr Meera Chadha Finds A Way To Reduce Effects Of A Nuclear Explosion; Here’s Her Inspiring Story Using mathematical modelling, Dr Chadha has shown that th...
by Mukesh.Kumar
16 Oct 2020 02:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706831

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Styxhexenhammer666@Styx666Official·10h https://dailymotion.com/video/x7wu96e The Hunter Biden email bombshell prompted massive damage control by the legacy media and a rapid censorship campaign by Twitter and Facebook- which has backfired. (DM) #HunterBiden #BidenCrimeFamily Think that the balance ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
14 Oct 2020 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8086
Views: 1074522

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Paul wrote:
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It would be better not to share email ids and phone numbers on the forum. There maybe legal issues and chances of the forum being singled out.

BRF is too important to be risked for marginal gains. Kindly delete. Am reporting this Rio Admins.
by Mukesh.Kumar
10 Oct 2020 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 9919

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Thank you MK sir, I never went away but these days get very little time to post. ================ This is background of the disputed region, from their POV. While not strictly military, althought it does cover some of those, it's still good starting point to understand the genesis of the conflict. ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
10 Oct 2020 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operational Art or War Doctrine
Replies: 63
Views: 11809

Re: Operational Art or War Doctrine

Clausewitz says after 18th century, national will represented by people became added to the dyad between Executive or the ruler and the military or Army. Col Summers in his book "On Strategy" says however the mass casualties of the 20th century disenchanted the public and reduced their ro...
by Mukesh.Kumar
10 Oct 2020 16:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operational Art or War Doctrine
Replies: 63
Views: 11809

Re: Operational Art or War Doctrine

NaMo has reduced friction between the civilians and military, brought unity of command in the military, and rekindled the national will with surgical strikes and Balakot. And economic boycott, app bans, revival of industry hit by Chinese imports also added to national will. The Galwan warriors adde...
by Mukesh.Kumar
07 Oct 2020 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 9919

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Contd.... ⋅  The revolution brought about by proliferation of disruptive tools like UAV's and Loitering munitions -Besides Turkey it seems that the Israeli's have supplied UAV's. Here's a partial list I could decipher: ⋅  Orbiter -Israeli, now being produced in Azerbaijan . This ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
07 Oct 2020 06:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 9919

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

From what I am reading in Russian press, it seems that the conflict may wind down. The Azeri President has been making re-conciliatory noises, and even the Armenian PM has softened his tone, France/ US/ Russia have issues joint statement condemning the violence. MOSCOW, October 5 / Radio Sputnik. Th...
by Mukesh.Kumar
06 Oct 2020 04:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 9919

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Which is just scratching the surface as these things have already proliferated, to a degree. The next chapter is intelligent swarming munitions that respond, as a group, to being targeted. Basically, you need to SEE everything below a certain altitude (at the tactical level as area defenses will al...
by Mukesh.Kumar
05 Oct 2020 03:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2401
Views: 514352

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Drones are employable against hill tribals with rifles and grenades or in the “ tribal areas” where the nominal Islamic government has been paid to permit a turkey shoot. They are useless against a military deploying manpads, radar guided anti air guns, missile armed helos, medium range SAMS. India...
by Mukesh.Kumar
05 Oct 2020 03:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 9919

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Thank you MK sir, I never went away but these days get very little time to post. ================ This is background of the disputed region, from their POV. While not strictly military, althought it does cover some of those, it's still good starting point to understand the genesis of the conflict. ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
05 Oct 2020 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 9919

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

in terms of miltech this is possibly the first full blown conflict in which UAVs are playing a big role, so its too interesting to miss out. Feel free to post relevant articles, images, tweets etc with proper attribution. One thing I keep coming across regarding the drones is that the NgK militia's...
by Mukesh.Kumar
05 Oct 2020 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 9919

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Azerbaijani officials said Sunday that Armenian forces attacked Ganja , the country’s second largest city. Seems like a nice place to get high. How does this conflict affect India if at all? The raid on Ganja needs to be studied to understand the kind of punishment that an airbase can take and rema...
by Mukesh.Kumar
05 Oct 2020 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 9919

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

RahulM ji, good to see you back. Ok, this is being discussed across forum threads, so while we wait for people to come here, let me put up a few facts quickly: ⋅  First the Maps The South Caucasus- As you can see it's a very strategic location and Russia considers it it's zone of influence...
by Mukesh.Kumar
02 Oct 2020 02:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966458

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

I see, I didn't hear about that, but that's not likely to be an issue. I mean, even the US and Canada still has actual border disputes. I foresee China and Russia continue to become increasingly aligned in the short to medium term. As for a previous poster noting strategic goals running counter to ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
01 Oct 2020 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397827

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

I asked in another place what is the definition of the End Game from India Point of View? Would like to develop a matrix. Three columns : Maximum End Game (MEG), Minimum Acceptable Endgame (MAEG), and Likely End Game(LEG) And Three or four rows: Military Political Economic Societal Try to keep them...
by Mukesh.Kumar
01 Oct 2020 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316311

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Anyway I was back to lurking on this thread was that I was looking for an article someone had posted about the development of ATAGS, Dhanush and acquisition of M777 and Vajra. Very informative. But could not find it now. Would be great if someone could direct me to the link.
by Mukesh.Kumar
01 Oct 2020 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316311

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Playing devil's advocate, why can't it be that the army was using more charges than the shell was rated for, just because the gun supported it? They may have been encouraged due to the success till then right. I think there is no way to increase range in a dumb unless we reduce the shell weight or ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
29 Sep 2020 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397827

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

I hope we also use thermal cameras UAVs etc to monitor the heights going forward. May be we will have to add fibre optics and other infra that the Chinese are doing at their end. We are depressingly behind times in warfare still relying on the hardships of the infantry jawan to do all the hard work...
by Mukesh.Kumar
27 Sep 2020 22:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4378
Views: 319117

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Finally mainstreaming of a rationale viewpoint on Nuclear Power. Apologies but it's the BeeB finally putting this out. Nuclear power: Are we too anxious about the risks of radiation? Tongue in cheek I would like to say that BRF as usual ahead of the curve. Recall the lengthy discussions and posts by...
by Mukesh.Kumar
27 Sep 2020 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397827

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

.... I get your point. However...... I say that because, we should understand that the Chinese goal with respect to India is to secure their southern, Himalayan border for all time to their satisfaction, at our eternal expense. “Teaching us our place” is a psychological stratagem to that end. It is...
by Mukesh.Kumar
23 Sep 2020 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834127

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Here's the interview of WION with the missing Chinese virologist

How legit it's this?
https://twitter.com/WIONews/status/1308398710565597184?s=20
by Mukesh.Kumar
22 Sep 2020 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8086
Views: 1074522

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

is there an APMC setup in bihar, AFAIK it is not there. Indu Makkal Katchi - இந்து மக்கள் கட்சி ( Off )·Sep 21 All these years, TN used to buy RICE from Harayana, Punjab and Bihar, only thru APMC, as they are not rice eaters. Punjab MP Mrs.Kaur had 719 intermediary companies, hence she resigned. TN...
by Mukesh.Kumar
21 Sep 2020 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966458

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

Folks, the offer to build the Kra Canal, if true, is merely to put a spoke in the wheel. Now, Thailand cannot offer it to China unilaterally. I haven’t seen much discussion about the Chinese base in Djibouti. What are its capabilities? What are the chances of gently explaining to Djibouti that the ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
20 Sep 2020 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397827

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

Mukesh Kumar ji, Thats a bit unfortunate, where were you? There are a few peaks in the Pyrennees that are above 3000m but most don't go much above. Most people seem to manage without specific acclimatisation. I had climbed Grand Queyrat- 3060m some years ago and had no problems. But those days I us...
by Mukesh.Kumar
20 Sep 2020 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397827

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

Sir! I am in awe. Not that I want to experience the bends or altitude sickness but that you've dived to the depths of the seas and climbed to top of mountains has engendered great admiration from this couch-bound desi potato. Sir you are embarrassing me. Am also a SDRE, maybe just a little more 'ja...
by Mukesh.Kumar
19 Sep 2020 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397827

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

Dumb question: does rapid high altitude acclimatization involve something like the bends for divers who resurface too rapidly ? In other words are there any negative physiological issues that arise from forcing rapid acclimatization in an unnatural manner ? Suraj-san both are respiratory problems b...
by Mukesh.Kumar
17 Sep 2020 02:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8086
Views: 1074522

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

OT Alert [On]: - Admins please excuse. 2020 has been a real good year for us. If we dismiss the superficial bad news. The real question everytime you see a negative article is to ask, ' How is this affecting us 5 years in the future? ' The answer in most cases is it is strengthening Dharmic resolve...
by Mukesh.Kumar
15 Sep 2020 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Biological Warfare
Replies: 50
Views: 7267

Re: India and Biological Warfare

This puts an additional dimension on security threats posed by the Axis of Evil. Fact is we are open to bio- terrorism and even the Surat Bubonic Plague was never completely explained. KLAXON - Aus Report:Wuhan-Pakistan deadly pathogen collab: since 2015 Wuhan lab scientists have been conducting ext...
by Mukesh.Kumar
15 Sep 2020 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 334165

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

^ Does anyone know why we're in SCO in the first place? Googling, I couldn't find any practical benefits other than the usual "helps provide an avenue for negotiations" etc. Seems like another waste of time in line with the commonwealth. May not matter now. But even being a fly on the wal...
by Mukesh.Kumar
12 Sep 2020 14:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834127

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Why do ppl try to find "comfort" by bringing in our sheer size and population? For GDP, ppl don't bring in the per population, rather talk about the total. Whereas, in this grim crisis, they conveniently bring in the population size. It's an abysmal state of affairs all-around, and our ow...
by Mukesh.Kumar
08 Sep 2020 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8086
Views: 1074522

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Nothing new. The social media platforms have always been mostly inhabited by the secular, left, global citizens types.In the past Facebook/Twitter/Youtube was to the left what Tora-Bora was to OBL ! Its only in the last 4 or 5 years that we see an emergence of nationalist/RW people on FB/Twitter to...
by Mukesh.Kumar
08 Sep 2020 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397827

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

...... But that route is not inevitable to take. And if this Govt cannot change the course of events, I doubt any future Govt will. No sir, the change will happen as long as sufficient people believe this. Tomorrow if the politicians in Congress realize that Nationalism is the only game in town to ...
by Mukesh.Kumar
08 Sep 2020 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397827

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

India's traditional posture is defensive. Our forces are not designed to be expeditionary forces. China very well knows that. And it also knows that defensive postures will not impose unacceptable costs on the aggressor. ..... Recent successes do make us feel good that we have broken out of some ho...
by Mukesh.Kumar
07 Sep 2020 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8086
Views: 1074522

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Is it me or does it seem that the volume of attacks by BIF is dialing up? Specially the last couple of weeks tbe government had been accused of terrible failures on economy, Wuhan virus, PUBG bab when China continues to import from us, and even of using SSR case to divert attention. More than social...
by Mukesh.Kumar
03 Sep 2020 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045913

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The most ludicrous purchase is IA buying "6" apaches!! 6! It could have easily paid for the 15 unfinished LCHs and still had some change left over. And that would have been an entire squadron of LCHs with money left over for weapons, maintenance and attrition reserves. What attrition rese...
by Mukesh.Kumar
01 Sep 2020 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 241789

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

X-Posting from Intelligence thread. Very interesting development in UAE on hawala operators. This had potential of radically cutting down on money laundering, terror financing, crime. Gulf News Report- for hawala service providers to register The UAE has made it mandatory for Hawala service provider...
by Mukesh.Kumar
01 Sep 2020 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 223
Views: 82420

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Very interesting development in UAE on hawala operators. This had potential of radically cutting down on money laundering, terror financing, crime. Gulf News Report- for hawala service providers to register The UAE has made it mandatory for Hawala service providers in the country to register, as the...

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