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by shyams
28 Feb 2015 02:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 197274

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

Why not try to present what major think tanks in India think of the US. Is there any proof that the popular thinking is that the US wishes to contain India or has actively sponsored secession within the country ? That can easily be dismissed as handiwork of macaulayputras. Does the decidedly nation...
by shyams
28 Feb 2015 02:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 197274

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

US action in 1971 couldn't have resulted in war. The president needs congressional approval to begin one, and none would have been given for one against India. Even the state department was against the actions of the duo of Kissinger and Nixon. Details of this are very much in the open if one wishe...
by shyams
24 Feb 2015 00:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 197274

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

KrishnaK wrote: Instead of peddling this CT you could chose to spend some time reading up instead or present evidence for your claims.


On what basis are you calling this a CT? Is it because it does not fit the frame of reference that Uncle Sam has been feeding you since your school days?
by shyams
01 Feb 2015 08:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 175698

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

All true; the Russians had to respond to this encroachment and a new Cold War (sanctions and all) was already inevitable because the US was hell bent on it. I don't dispute anything you said. But I'm glad we don't have a government that tells grieving mothers to shut up and denies them death benefi...
by shyams
01 Feb 2015 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 175698

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

I think the Ukraine rebels and the Russian troops fighting alongside them have suffered far more than most of us realize. And most of this is Putin's fault. Any reliable source for this? If Putin was a real leader he'd have either stopped at Crimea and made peace, or invaded and taken all of Donbas...
by shyams
18 Jan 2015 19:46
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 129436

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Did-RAWs-Colombo-chief-play-a-role-in-Mahinda-Rajapaksas-poll-defeat/articleshow/45928276.cms Hope we really did this Irrespective to whether RAW did this or not TOIlet has managed to do the following:- 1) Sow seeds to doubt among the Lankans that their elec...
by shyams
13 Jan 2015 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Budding Journlist6: The SOP states Ashok should have chased and not Mohan. Clearly the SOP was not followed and so the chase never took place.
by shyams
12 Jan 2015 03:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2942
Views: 143221

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

what the "West" actually stands for is "White Christian people" only they don't say that these days. Actually White Anglo Saxon Protestants mainly In particular for USA, as per Samuel Huntington (his book "Who We Are" covers this in detail), the identity is basically: ...
by shyams
10 Jan 2015 04:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Well, I will tell you my perspective, a repeat. My disbelief was because navy is over all incharge and if it was a terror boat, then why navy did not get involved. At that time Naval involvement was not known. If there were 2 terror boats why CG sent just 1 craft? Since there was a debate if it was...
by shyams
10 Jan 2015 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Shiv, Cole bombing was a surprise. I thought of that. But this is not a surprise element. This was a chase. I do not agree that that boat can harm an IN boat. Normally, they form a cordon. gemini's and ships chopper are sent in advance etc. This has no parallels with cole incident. A boat laden wit...
by shyams
10 Jan 2015 04:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

A month after 26/11, I was at a party (indic) and one worthy who has a PeeChaddi and director level DIE was wondering out loud whether the GoI/Security people had a court order or not before tapping the mobile phones of terrorists and recording the conversations between terrorists and their handler...
by shyams
09 Jan 2015 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 445
Views: 64451

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

chackojoseph wrote:ramanna,

So, if they are paid Rs 500, the verification comes in few hours.



I hope they are not just giving the "verification certificate" without any basic checks, even after taking Rs. 500.
by shyams
09 Jan 2015 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Dear Chaco, I am not trying to call you out and I am sure neither are others. But this is a general venting of the frustration due to media not seeing (or perhaps seeing but not agreeing) with the larger picture here. I hope you see the philosophical difference between you and most others in this th...
by shyams
09 Jan 2015 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

shyams, I am still waiting for example. Why this is silly theory here? The fact that the boat blew itself leads to less credence to it being a smuggling boat. And EVEN is the most outlandish scenario, IF it ended up being a smuggling boat, just because the boat choose to NOT to submit to Indian gov...
by shyams
09 Jan 2015 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

I speculated that based on what CG said that it was a illicit transfer. We all have the right to speculate. But please understand that when a professional journalist (like yourself) speculate without any evidence it comes across very differently and plain incorrect. You should understand that the p...
by shyams
09 Jan 2015 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Shyams, I still am looking forward which countries you mention. I can think of only china where they issue releases and don't take questions. The boat blew up due to fire set up by the personnel inside as per CG statement. CG later stated that there were 2 jerrycans with approx 200 liters of fuel. ...
by shyams
09 Jan 2015 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

No one has disagreed or disregarded with CG action. The crux of the matter is what it was - a smuggling boat or a terror boat. If the boat blew itself up, there is reasonable probability that it is not a smuggling boat. Therefore that leaves the "terror boat" as the only viable alternativ...
by shyams
09 Jan 2015 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

No one has disagreed or disregarded with CG action. The crux of the matter is what it was - a smuggling boat or a terror boat. If the boat blew itself up, there is reasonable probability that it is not a smuggling boat. Therefore that leaves the "terror boat" as the only viable alternativ...
by shyams
09 Jan 2015 07:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

shyams. Which country you are making an example where military does not question governments? Even in paki land, journalists end up dead or disappear as they have questioned their governments. it has not stopped someone or the other questioning their govt. GOI has not given its side of story. All i...
by shyams
09 Jan 2015 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Out of thread - but it is high time the govt. put some sort of restrictions on the basic qualifications (like contemporary history/geopolitics, military affairs, Logic, etc.) that media personnel needs before writing about news pertaining to national security.
by shyams
09 Jan 2015 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

saravana, shyams US does not hesitate but verify. Even in osama case, they had live link where prez was in the room to give the orders. Just as an example. They make mistakes inspite. A useful idiot can be an idiot who fans that it was definitely a terror boat. How can you be sure that pakis won't ...
by shyams
09 Jan 2015 07:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Sid, Any military action, anywhere in the world, brings on diverse reactions. As most military actions, it lacks conclusive evidence. Journalists. historians, investigators, patriots etc will interpret in their own templates. Especially a right minded journalist will use word allegedly and will giv...
by shyams
09 Jan 2015 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 56292

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Sid, Take this question in spirit. If the same happens to Indian's then? We term it poor people who strayed across, bombed by jihadists pakis (which ofcource they are). Maloy Krishna Dhar once told me a fact that I really understood well. I was in favour of R&AW constituting a black ops team el...
by shyams
06 May 2010 04:17
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 784152

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

A few observations, both good and bad on this article (assuming that this news is 100% acurate) The good news first 1. We have caught this traitor. 2. We have managed so far (2 weeks) to keep this under the wraps. 3. We still don't have a full biography of this officer in the media, and an hour by h...
by shyams
12 Apr 2010 05:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2449
Views: 435671

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

I think there is widespread under-estimation of the capabilities of Maoists. As per this ToI Article there is cross country integration of Maoists forces going on and Indian Maoists are undergoing training in urban warfare for targeted assaults. This has serious repercussions because now the Maoist...
by shyams
08 Apr 2010 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2449
Views: 435671

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

To effectively counter this menace, we should also think about economically developing the backward areas. Using air power to crush the maoists would work in short term. But there is no guarantee that the true ring leaders would be killed. They are ones who needs to be killed, not the foot soldiers....
by shyams
08 Apr 2010 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2449
Views: 435671

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

One recurring them I notice in this so called strategy is letting our CRPF into a trap and getting them butchered. Lack of planning, lack of equipments, lack of intel..., the list goes on. I am copying and pasting an question from CNN-IBN --------------- CNN-IBN: Is this a massive intelligence failu...
by shyams
03 Apr 2010 06:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 784152

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Whoa Nellie! A few weeks ago I'd posted about this large place of worship in Navi Mumbai (same vicinity as the DY Patil Stadium, Nerul). Weekend classes for kids have doubled! Surely the intelligence community has a hook into some of them (as in, to figure out how bad things are/will be). Hopefully...
by shyams
02 Apr 2010 23:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles in Nuclear Backdrop
Replies: 51
Views: 7165

Re: Armoured Vehicles in Nuclear Backdrop

I know this post of mine will probably trigger fellow SDREs to use ridicule onlee, but I had to say it. Personally, I don't mind the new eggs coming into this forum as self proclaimed jarnails and claiming they see something so obvious that others cannot see. Well, most of the times they are wrong,...
by shyams
02 Apr 2010 03:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles in Nuclear Backdrop
Replies: 51
Views: 7165

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Not necessarily. One of the factors leading to the decline in the importance of the tank (and not just obsolescence, the two things are separate) is probably ATGMs no doubt, but that is not all. Apart from the threat posed aircraft, i think an armoured thrust will, these days, be met with tactical ...
by shyams
27 Mar 2010 05:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 517074

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Ok Bhailog: After giving you the exclusive scoop on MiG-35 last week (see MRCA pages 23, 24), here is another exclusive scoop on Arjun.. See how quickly the MRCA argument has changed since last week – all the while it was Rafale, then EF, then Gripen, and F - solah/attara thrown into the mix whenev...
by shyams
11 Mar 2010 04:29
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 784152

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/india-plans-retreat-from-afghanistan-after-attacks/111336-3.html?from=tn If the above news is true, then it is sad indeed. I hope at least now the external affairs ministry and others wakes up and realizes that soft power is useless by itself. The interesting thing is tha...
by shyams
21 Feb 2010 08:05
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 784152

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Vir Sanghvi supports covert operation http://epaper.hindustantimes.com/ArticleImage.aspx?article=21_02_2010_014_002&mode=1 Thanks for this link abhishek! I am glad to know that there is finally someone who can write a pro cover action article in the main stream media (who is not an ex-intel off...
by shyams
21 Feb 2010 07:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Trash Thread in the Trash Can (Use 4545 to Merge Posts)
Replies: 1207
Views: 97157

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

With its PSUs and OFB's India never fostered a military industrial complex and we see the results or lack there of. There is no synergy between the users, the makers, and the designers in India for we have an all powerful nexus of bureaucrats with the politicians overseeing all this. I had to write...
by shyams
21 Feb 2010 06:32
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 784152

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Nothing is surprising. They are only capturing the faction of Taliban that is not loyal to them anymore. They will destroy them and restore them so they can retain their full control over them once again. I agree that pak is trying to gain control over them back. At the same time, I don't think the...
by shyams
21 Feb 2010 05:05
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 784152

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100219/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan Another major blow to the Taliban. This time a senior member of the Haqqani network. Looks like Pakistan is serious about helping US eliminate some of the key taliban figures, since this is the second major blow after the arrest of the Bar...
by shyams
21 Feb 2010 03:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 784152

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2010/02/19/0200000000AEN20100219007600315.HTML

It appears like the South Koreans have caught one of David Headley types. If true, then great police work on their part.
by shyams
21 Feb 2010 03:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 784152

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Is this a joint venture between Ind and Afg? I seriously doubt, for the reason that most of the US top administration does not like India exerting any influence in Af due to Pak being sensitive about it. While there are a lot of independent US analysts who write India should take active participati...
by shyams
20 Feb 2010 05:48
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 784152

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Have you guys seen this - from August 2009 http://www.scribd.com/doc/19293977/Destabilization-Of-Pakistan Ex-ISI chief says purpose of new Afghan agency RAMA is to destabilize Pakistan I would not expect anything better from Hamid Gul. He is among the school of people in pak who believes that RAW i...

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