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by habal
20 Feb 2021 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2283
Views: 202207

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

asgkhan wrote:Whats happening with the "farmers" err brokers protest?


Situation as of yesterday



couple of Zee TV reporters caught at Singhu border



Tikait on future plans

by habal
01 Feb 2021 13:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2283
Views: 202207

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

gentlemen, I have certain thoughts over the weekend so hear me out will you pls. Pakistan is having something called the PDM (Peoples Democratic Movement) since past 4 months led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman (JuI) which is a religious party with a committed cadre that leads into lakhs. TSPA can not take...
by habal
29 Jan 2021 14:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2283
Views: 202207

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You can not rule in dilli by taking on 36 biradri. This is why the Congis always solicited jats and gujjars as vote bank. Modi & Shah have to be seen as benevolent and give in to 36 biradri else even someone like Tikait will be tough cookie. Jat is no longer just a caste but a tribal identity th...
by habal
27 Jan 2021 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2283
Views: 202207

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

this govt is a national embarassment, with just an ocassional fleeting moments of glory in taking on Chinese etc. Total mismanagement of farmers just going by optics alone, leaving them high & dry to fend for themselves in cold, inclement, rainy whether outdoors for more than 60 days is inhuman....
by habal
27 Nov 2020 13:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880711

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Biden's picks for SoS and SoD confirms my suspiscions that the entire covid pandemic play was orchestrated by the democrats and China to undermine Trump. Both were in hot waters due to Trump's economic moves and would have considerable losses if he were to continue in his path unchallenged. Connect ...
by habal
27 Oct 2020 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2477
Views: 569459

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

wow ! I mean if true, wow ! from twitter https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ElS4bV1XYAAGtHD?format=png&name=900x900 Spriter@spriter99880 Russia plans to buy reconnaissance drones from Iran. The contract also includes spare parts for drones and training for Russian military personnel. how times have cha...
by habal
02 Sep 2020 11:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

Are we seeing a repeat of 1962 where the Indian Army deploys itself in a scattered manner on "policing actions" while the Chinese are massing behind? Part of the reason the IA was taken by surprise is because they scattered themselves into small groups trying to cover all border locations...
by habal
04 Aug 2020 13:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

Refer to Serpentza videos where he says chinese economy went into recession two years ago. He has a ground level view and not CCP-endorsed viewpoint which will say that inspite of everything China is rising etc, And now with covid pandemic their economy is surely in dire straits with no scope of rec...
by habal
26 Jul 2020 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 3009
Views: 572134

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

this entire death of parikkar due to cancer, I am having dark thoughts about the same. India's defence procurement lays bare today. And it tells the bystander a lot of info. 1. Dependence on imports for critical inputs. Citing fund crunch those imports are always kept limited and high profile exotic...
by habal
23 Jun 2020 12:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

As I have been saying - all this is to kill our GB-PoK campaign. Possibly Corona pandemic killed our well laid plans for starting this campaign this summer - and Chinese have understood that this summer is the last window when they can prevent this and cut-off India's springboard into GB. The war i...
by habal
23 Jun 2020 11:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

Along with jawans posted at Ladakh, can the Indian MoD defence procurement babus be also posted in ladakh and pangong etc and be forced to indulge in one bout of wrestling and club fighting and rock throwing. Can also be done on rotational basis. this may well turn out to be win-win solution from th...
by habal
23 Jun 2020 10:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

I don't know why I have this lingering feeling all Indian politicians are just about the comission. What do you make of this newsclip, Rajnath goes to Moscow and will discuss speeding up S400s, Kilo submarines and T90 tanks on the agenda T90 tanks on the agenda, in this day & age still India nee...
by habal
22 Jun 2020 15:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347355

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

they may be into changing the chinese chips and other chinese parts for India. Think along those lines.
by habal
22 Jun 2020 12:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

they are not conditioned into believing anything. The Han Chinese believed they were superior to the primitive, barbarian, smelly northern mongol hordes before being attacked and overwhelmed by the mongols who until then were believed to be medieval, violent & disruptive by the mainland hans bu...
by habal
22 Jun 2020 10:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

they are not conditioned into believing anything. The Han Chinese believed they were superior to the primitive, barbarian, smelly northern mongol hordes before being attacked and overwhelmed by the mongols who until then were believed to be medieval, violent & disruptive by the mainland hans but...
by habal
19 Jun 2020 11:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

Chinese won't remain massed in the lower valleys for long esp since that they have already been warned adequately by cloudbursts. It's only a matter of time (short) that they break out to cut off the road. It will not be a two-front war since the pakistanis lost an f16 due to electronic malfunction ...
by habal
19 Jun 2020 11:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

Saar, wouldnt some well targeted artillery to the sides of the rydges "thunderclaps/cloud bursts" cause the kind of land slides that took tens of chinki lives this week? If hostilities actually start, the PLA in that deep gorge will be sitting ducks and will be slaughtered. That is if Ind...
by habal
19 Jun 2020 11:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

Gen Bikram Singh came on TV the other day and was saying how it would not be proper for him to probe his juniors on the situation since that may be construed as inference and inaporpriate attention. And here we have a Col boasting away and giving away hidden negotiation details on his bloody twitter...
by habal
19 Jun 2020 10:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

When Shuklaw said that 10 of our soldiers were still being held hostage, there was not a peep from our side, if this GoI goes on similar lines into future, people like Shooklaw will still hold relevance and get a chance to peddle their propaganda mixed with half truths. Looks like there is someone ...
by habal
19 Jun 2020 10:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

When Shuklaw said that 10 of our soldiers were still being held hostage, there was not a peep from our side, if this GoI goes on similar lines into future, people like Shooklaw will still hold relevance and get a chance to peddle their propaganda mixed with half truths.
by habal
19 Jun 2020 10:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

be prepared for a showdown in October. This was just a trailer. The Chinese think we are upto something and tried to make a point by taking PoWs and dissuading us from the later campaign.

That was the whole point of the galwan adventure.
by habal
19 Jun 2020 10:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

^^^That's an old video of several weeks ago you can find here in this thread or the earlier thread. With such skirmishes in past record I wonder why we were not better prepared mentally that something was bound to happen. Letting CO walk unarmed and lightly escorted was a mistake that the soldiers ...
by habal
19 Jun 2020 09:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

have recd a whatspp fwd which shows the fighting between Indian & Chinese forces in what now appears to be the finger areas adjoining a water body. 5 Chinese vehicles are parked near the river & IA jawans have one Chinese in custody, probably dragged out of the vehicles and he is covered wit...
by habal
18 Jun 2020 20:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

the reason why we have not build up like the Chinese have in the area is because we intend to hit their massed formations and do not want to give such easy target to them in return. I do not see a way in which the PLA can win any war, Global Times bluster apart, they have a long supply chain and thi...
by habal
18 Jun 2020 19:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

If things become a little uncomfortable for the chinese they have the very easy option of forcing the Pakis to open a second front. If they really target Indian cities then all India has to do is likewise strike the major export and manufacturing cities in China like Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Tianjin an...
by habal
18 Jun 2020 13:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

As per ladakh locals, this Chinese activity has been going on for months and their pleas to the govt to take action has fallen on deaf ears. So if the ladakh locals know about what is going on in the Chinese side and the Indian army knew obviously being first line of contact why was the govt so casu...
by habal
17 Jun 2020 12:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

Until the Chinese come up with their numbers we cannot presume any of them have died in first place. Secondly even we would not have announced any numbers if there were no chinese casualties. We can also hide numbers if need be. Nobody is a saint in war, afterall we also kept quite for more than 18 ...
by habal
16 Jun 2020 19:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

time to stop pussyfooting and appoint VK Singh as def min. Time to get cracking, China is not the mongol horde, it just needs to be squeezed. Rajnath Singh types cannot manage that, we need to look & mean business.
by habal
16 Jun 2020 14:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020984

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

Very weak all round performance which rekindles the ghosts of 26/11 and non-response. Until now I was not taking this border conflict seriously but this changes the equation completely. India relying on border management entirely through diplomacy also negates our decades long military experience wi...
by habal
08 May 2020 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028258

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Why is ICMR sleeping at wheel and dragging its feet to certify many Indian made test kits ? In this hour of crisis is the imported defective commission generating Chinese kits all what that float their boats ? India cannot afford to have such organisations mismanaging covid response. Only Korean, Ch...
by habal
06 May 2020 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028258

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

there is no need to lockdown economy imho, making compulsory wearing of masks and preventing crowding and practicing certain safe protocols are enough to prevent spread of this virus. & US is leading epic misdiagnosis of this pandemic under able leadership of dr. antony fauci. as this NY doctor ...
by habal
04 May 2020 12:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5681
Views: 800254

Re: Understanding the US - Again

So is Covid19 a joint democrat deep state & PRC PLA endeavour to embarass economic credentials of Trump 1.0 ??
by habal
01 May 2020 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028258

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What is the exit plan? I don't see the red zone going away in 2 weeks in Mum/Del/Chn or Ahmedabad. Without those cities a large section of the economy is out of action. And with non-essential shops now allowed to open (so long as they are standalone) in the red zones as well, the case load will pro...
by habal
21 Apr 2020 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028258

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

first and second was bio war on china

third was chinese response ?
by habal
20 Apr 2020 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028258

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Forgive the question. I have not been able to understand why MERS and SARS could be controlled but chinese virus could not. Does anyone have an explanation or a reference to an article that explains this. Thank you in advance. Look at it this way :- SARS -> MERS -> NIPAH -> COVID19 each step is an ...
by habal
19 Apr 2020 22:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383613

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Firstly India must stop sending so many Indians to these arab countries in this day & age and those who go must be supported to the hilt by the might of the Indian govt. We need to move up the value chain and wean Indians off the coolie type jobs that used to be available aplenty. Meanwhile some...
by habal
13 Apr 2020 13:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028258

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

the presence of slums and shacks in urban India is now going to bite back. This is where covid is going to spread in rampant fashion. These zones will need to be micromanaged from hereon. Lockdown in middle-class and rich communities is almost success. It is the unregulated and thickly populated slu...
by habal
13 Apr 2020 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2611
Views: 302768

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Bangladesh has total of 30 ventilators for a population of 130 million. So much for the european conditions these middle-class bengladeshi chauvinists keep dreaming up about. It has a long way to go even before it reaches Sri Lanka standards. Any poor person would like to escape from bangladesh to A...
by habal
13 Apr 2020 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028258

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Lockdown is not working in Dharavi and other slum/ghetto pockets of Mumbai. Dharavi needs to be ring-fenced and contained and its citizens blocked from travelling outside. Makeshift hospitals should be set up in Dharavi and well stocked with HCQ etc. If this is not done on an immidiate basis Mumbai ...

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