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by NRao
21 Oct 2020 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343579

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Roper in a Nutshell. 44 mins

by NRao
01 Jul 2020 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

I hope Rahul Kanwal had the sense to ask 2 questions to points repeatedly raised by Yun Sun. 1. If China believes it is responding to Indian infrastructure buildup on what it claims is Chinese territory but does not control now, how should India react to China building the CPEC corridor through ter...
by NRao
01 Jul 2020 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

I call BS on that. When China can ban FB, Twitter & other apps and when India does something similar, then they cannot run crying WTO WTO. That is exactly what China wants. Talk about WTO, banning apps. And, forget about Finger 5-8. So, by implication, India concedes Finger 5-8. Just the way co...
by NRao
01 Jul 2020 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

Before you think of clearing that map, here is the first salvo from chine. No text beyond the title. India-China standoff updates: Banning apps violates WTO rules, says Chinese Embassy That statement was made on Indian soil. And, not in Ladakh or J&K, etc. China has gamed this extremely well. En...
by NRao
01 Jul 2020 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

Explained Ideas: Why India can’t depend on the US and EU to counter China The border stand-off with China has made it crucial for India to rethink all its strategic options. Can it use the growing anti-China sentiment across the world to its advantage? The moment seems ripe, writes Pratap Bhanu Meh...
by NRao
01 Jul 2020 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077110

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I think part of the problem is that a good chunk of our population is fluent in english. We have no problem in communicating on platforms like twitter etc with the english world and that helps in promoting and familiarizing ourselves with their tech products. Even if there is an indian alternative ...
by NRao
01 Jul 2020 07:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

Image of the above topic (that I believe is at Finger 5):

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by NRao
01 Jul 2020 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

Ah. The final solution. Chinese Inscribe Huge Symbol, Map Onto Disputed Territory In Pangong In a claim to disputed territory, Chinese forces in the contested Fingers region of Ladakh's Pangong Lake have inscribed a massive Mandarin symbol and map of China onto the ground they occupy. The inscriptio...
by NRao
01 Jul 2020 07:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

Alliance, not an option? India’s Dreams Of Being Next China Hit Trumpian Nightmare As Chinese and Indian soldiers face off on the roof of the world, there’s a bigger casualty worth contemplating: the death knell of “Chindia.” In theory, leaders Xi Jinping of China and Narendra Modi of India could st...
by NRao
01 Jul 2020 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

At last!!!!

Explained Ideas: Why a successful Indian resistance to China’s expansionism would redefine Asia’s geopolitics

Essentially what I said a weekish ago.

But if Delhi comes out of this crisis wounded, its troubles at home and the world will mount significantly, argues C Rajamohan
by NRao
01 Jul 2020 05:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

I know you don't care about this but the logic of 2049: The China Dream promoted by GEISHA Xi consists of 2 centenaries. The first one is in 2021, when China is supposed to become a well-off society. That's the 100th anniversary of the CCP. The second centenary in 2049 is the 100th anniversary of t...
by NRao
01 Jul 2020 05:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

India’s app ban threatens China’s rise as a global tech power Bloomberg!!!! If India finds a way to carry out that threat, it may present a model for other countries from Europe to Southeast Asia that seek to curtail the pervasiveness of apps like ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok while safeguarding their ci...
by NRao
01 Jul 2020 04:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

^^^^^

That is design and manufacturing.

Using?
by NRao
01 Jul 2020 04:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

When my kids were old enough to earn some money I would ask them for $10.00 - borrow. A few days later I would return $6.00. The next day I would ask them how much I owed them: well, $4.00 Dad. Nope, was my response. I gave you $6.00, so, you owe me $6.00 and you just said I owed you $4.00, so you o...
by NRao
01 Jul 2020 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

1) Even the US Military considers China as a formidable opponent. So, what do I mean by that (this is my opinion)? It means that the US is fully expecting to "win", but the cost the US will pay as compared to say 10-20 years ago is a LOT more. (The cost could be in any form, but mostly liv...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835560

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Thanks chola. Which isle do I find appetite?
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4518
Views: 1034134

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I would take any fully functional battlefield automated system.
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5234
Views: 967975

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

Is it possible to allocate one or more Indian islands for people of Hong Kong who would prefer to leave but retain British passports? Model the islands after Hong Kong.
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

CBGs are posturing, posturing that suits us, keeps the Hans honest on the east Are you aware that the Chinese have called the 3 CBGs a vanity show? Secondly, are the Chinese moving *any* assets from the their Western Theater Command to the Pacific? Which is why I would like to see some action, even...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

Sure CBGs can posture, that is what they are there for. But, the question is posture WRT to what? IF the answer is WRT to Chinese activities in Ladakh, then the question is who asked them to posture with that in mind. CBGs are not some toys. The President of the US *relies* on them. Do you *believe*...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

I assure you, the US either covertly or overtly will gladly back us in a war against the Han. Based on the ammo, intelligence, and satellite imagery they're sharing now, plus the three CBGs, I think it'll be a little overt and a lot covertly. Three CBGs are for multiple resaon. Extra CBG is for con...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-deploys-t-90-tanks-in-galwan-valley-after-china-s-aggressive-posturing-at-lac/story-eTMbY40wHoV5w55edknd9K.html T-90 tanks in Galwan Valley after China’s aggressive posturing at LAC -Infantry combat vehicles along with 155mm howitzers have been deploy...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

1) This is NOT India vs. China (as much as Indian click-bait journos would like one to believe)

2) This is Xi vs. the world, and

3) India, as we all type, is the last line of defense




it is as simple as that.

No need to analyze. Just act. Just do it.
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

Definitely won't be telegraphed a day earlier stating "PM to address the nation tomorrow" :). But since I am no old timer, would wait for some real ones to share their experience. There will not be any formal declaration. If the action takes place you will probably hear in the news media ...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

A couple of three observations: 1) I resisted this for the past 8 or so hours. Shri. Pravin Sawhney wrote an article. I read it this AM (US time) and decided it was not worth posting. Now, it looks like someone has changed the tile. :rotfl: / Perhaps not getting enough hits? Dunno. Pity the guy and ...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

I assure you, the US either covertly or overtly will gladly back us in a war against the Han. Based on the ammo, intelligence, and satellite imagery they're sharing now, plus the three CBGs, I think it'll be a little overt and a lot covertly. 1) The 3 CBGs, I very much doubt they started as part of...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 07:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

Why a Trade War With China Is a Bad Idea for India New Delhi risks responding to a deadly border skirmish by making its economy more insular. Few things would benefit Beijing more. BY JAMES CRABTREE | JUNE 29, 2020, 2:50 PM Relations between the United States and China have sunk to such lows in rec...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 05:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1169
Views: 186617

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What does banning an app mean exactly? Sure, it won't be available for download in the app store which is good, but in the case of apps like TikTok with a 100 million+ users in India already having downloaded it they will still have it on their phones unless they choose to delete it. The govt. migh...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 05:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177890

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

@little over 57: how there was no money for anything And, then funnily @little after 59 min, how the gov advisors wanted to use the Soviet model to start the production. And, then he addresses what the Soviets went through - America contributed 20% towards the GDP of the Soviets. The book is a LOT m...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 04:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177890

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

OT here, so pardon me. Now we're not US and DRDO OFB aren't General Motors The US was 'we're' at one point in time. The 18th largest force (behind Hungary, Argentina, etc) in the world. In 18 months they became #1. A book that is very heavily promoted by Baba Kalyani - that is where I heard it first...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

Now we are talking. India Suspects China May Be Sending Power Equipment With Malware "We have reports that malware and Trojan horse can be installed which can be activated remotely to bring down the power sector and the economy," Singh said. "So we have decided, because it is a sensit...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 00:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

Well, Wall Street will collapse too.
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

China Crafts New Dispute In Bhutan Wildlife Sanctuary Bordering India The Saktemg Wildlife Refuse is SOUTH-EAST of Tawang (AP) in Bhutan !!!!!!!!!! China’s land grab exercise is not limited to its attempt at altering the status quo in East China Sea, South China Sea and with India but with the Hima...
by NRao
30 Jun 2020 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967386

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

Four types of Chinese apps making big money in India — experts believe at least three should be done away with *** Experts believe that among the four types of Chinese apps — economic apps, vanity apps, nuisance apps and ones used for Chinese propaganda — at least three can be pushed out of the mar...

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