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by DavidD
21 Jun 2018 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Pretty sure the 1st carrier returned to dry dock after a few days of first trial as well.
by DavidD
27 May 2018 02:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3816
Views: 207239

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

I cannot understand why we don't lend SL Money.Let it be caught in an Indian debt trap rather than the Chins! Utter myopia in the MEA.We will have to spend several billions just to counter the " Chins in the island.Centuries old prophecy allegedly in an ancient Trick Mobil is coming true...abo...
by DavidD
08 Mar 2018 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Hello Dave! Long time no see. And never mind upholding the honor of the Middle Kingdom by pawning the ad hoc kitchen off on Vietnam. We already said the noodles look tasty. Please look at this and translate what is being said about the Z-20: Hmm, it's a bit cryptic, it says "Boss, a hot pot to...
by DavidD
07 Mar 2018 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

052Ds do not have slant launchers, 052Cs are no longer in production, 054As have square canisters, and 056/As do not have quad launchers. That newspaper appears to be in Vietnamese, it's likely a Vietnamese warship.
by DavidD
03 Feb 2018 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1279
Views: 187242

Re: Analyzing CPEC

I think it's wrong to focus on material gains like money and assets with OBOR investments. Like many of you mentioned, countries can default on loans, they can nationalize assets. What would China do if countries do that, invade them like the U.S. does? No, what it's about is building a supply chain...
by DavidD
01 Feb 2018 07:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2397
Views: 300198

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

That's a way too India-centric view of Chinese thinking. China has been dismissive of India because India has been dismissable. I am saying that the gap is widening rapidly, that one can understand the dismissive attitude of China and that we have a similar attitude towards Pakistan etc. I am not t...
by DavidD
01 Feb 2018 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Possible railgun being tested aboard an 072 LST. http://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/foundry/image/?q=60&url=https%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Fthe-drive-staging%2Fmessage-editor%252F1517418372024-jajah1313.jpg http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/18119/is-this-chinese-navy-ship-equipped-with-an-exp...
by DavidD
31 Jan 2018 12:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2397
Views: 300198

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

SS sir, if China is fearful of India, China will relent and there would not be the kind of language they are using in their official communication either through Gober Times or by "kya hua". China has a blind spot that is India. They think that India is much worse than Philippines in stre...
by DavidD
14 Jan 2018 14:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92472

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

I'm surprised this isn't being talked about more. This is by far the biggest geopolitical/geoeconomics development of a generation. https://tomluongo.me/2018/01/12/surging-russian-chinese-trade-pressures-petrodollar/ Surging Russian-Chinese Trade Pressures Petrodollar JANUARY 12, 2018 / TOM LUONGO T...
by DavidD
08 Jan 2018 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The poem doesn't really provide any info besides saying that it's testing at the beginning of the year. It's supposed to be the second airframe with the new WS-10X engine.
by DavidD
07 Jan 2018 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1722
Views: 233740

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The Tesla battery is designed to replace ~50 liters of gasoline, you'll need like 30 of those to replace a MBT's fuel requirement.
by DavidD
07 Jan 2018 06:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I think you need to give some examples of Chinese factories churning out planes without economic rationale. The only duplicate capabilities being built have significant export support, e.g. the JL-9 and JL-10, or the UAVs, just as you described with the American MIC. There are other duplicate projec...
by DavidD
07 Jan 2018 02:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2397
Views: 300198

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

http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/03/news/economy/pakistan-china-trump-trade-yuan-dollar/index.html Pakistan's central bank said it has officially adopted China's yuan as a currency for trade between the two countries, which are neighbors and allies. That means companies in China and Pakistan can now tr...
by DavidD
05 Jan 2018 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Kudos to both your fanbois and propagandists for fabulous artwork. What does this one say? Nothing revealing, "close look at the white chrysanthemum". Mostly it's just a more detailed drawing of the new engine nozzle. People who draw these pics for example most likely have inside info...
by DavidD
04 Jan 2018 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The question is not of the gap IMHO - but of quality. As the Z-10 case shows, the PRC may be rushing out the numbers, but its a different case if they are of the right quality! One poster on a Pak fora laments that the current LY-80/HQ-16 SAMS purchased by PAK (some 8 batteries) can't target recedi...
by DavidD
31 Dec 2017 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1343
Views: 127885

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

NK is actually getting close to being able use their nukes now, if war is to happen it'll happen soon. I tend to believe it'll happen. China would intervene, but again I wouldn't be sure it'd be to KJU's benefit.
by DavidD
25 Dec 2017 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Np. The J-20 cartoon specifically mentions TaiHang, the name for WS-10. Previous photos also clearly show that it's a TaiHang variant. The J-10 one doesn't specifically mention WS-10, but it doesn't look like the 117S or Al series. We don't have clear enough pictures or even specific rumors about w...
by DavidD
25 Dec 2017 03:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1343
Views: 127885

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Why wait for war to break out? I suspect that "war" will consist of a "provocation" by North Korea, real or otherwise, followed by a massive simultaneous strike by US cruise missiles, artillery suppression, SAM suppression, anti-command&control strikes, and decapitation stri...
by DavidD
25 Dec 2017 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2397
Views: 300198

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

IMO if China is to make a move it'll be in the winter. From China's perspective, infrastructure is their biggest advantage, and that advantage is the greatest during the winter. The current build-up is occurring during the winter because they believe that India cannot conduct similar build-up during...
by DavidD
25 Dec 2017 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Np. The J-20 cartoon specifically mentions TaiHang, the name for WS-10. Previous photos also clearly show that it's a TaiHang variant. The J-10 one doesn't specifically mention WS-10, but it doesn't look like the 117S or Al series. We don't have clear enough pictures or even specific rumors about wh...
by DavidD
25 Dec 2017 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Real picture today: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DR0KHziVQAAQXEF.jpg Testing pic from a few years back: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DR0KPH6UEAAfvxW.jpg Also, another minor addition to my previous post. The J-20 cartoon isn't meant to show the serrated nozzled WS-10s on them, real pictures of those en...
by DavidD
24 Dec 2017 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Minor additions/corrections, the J-20 one is the serrated, non-TVC nozzle. The Chinese words say "Taihang's peak", with Taihang being the name for WS-10, indicating an upgraded, possibly final version of WS-10. The J-10 one is supposed to be the white TVC nozzle, of the Chinese words on th...
by DavidD
24 Dec 2017 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1343
Views: 127885

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

UNSC unanimously approves fuel cutoff. That is a green light for USN/Poodleboats to stop ships on the high seas and search for NoKo-bound content, IMO. IOW, blockade. Wonder if they will stop cheen ships. Strange that this got unanimous approval, which means that Russia is not willing to support No...
by DavidD
23 Dec 2017 13:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2397
Views: 300198

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

That is a common Chinese argument and valid enough. You too have a right to be barbarous because there are babarians in the world. Sophisticated. The world is a barbarous place, and people are barbaric. We like to think we've become more civilized through the millennia, but really we're just barbar...
by DavidD
23 Dec 2017 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2397
Views: 300198

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

Well, you know what's gonna happen at Xinjiang. That kind of surveillance has only been around a couple of years. In a couple of decades it'll become the way of life, and in a few more decades Uighurs will at best be like the Hui and assimilate. There's certainly nothing ethical about any of it, but...
by DavidD
05 Sep 2017 11:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 945
Views: 118754

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Not directly related to OBOR, but you can see some of the goals of it being achieved. The end goal for OBOR isn't about making money from loans, roads, or powerplants, etc. The end goal is to construct an economic order with China as an integral part. With that will come political leverage as well. ...
by DavidD
02 Sep 2017 04:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 948664

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Your language might be crude but none of what you say is necessarily false. Consider this though, why does China "want" Dokala? It'll make an invasion of the chicken neck area easier, sure, but like you said, war is bad. I'd like to add that war across the Himalayas is more than bad, it's...
by DavidD
02 Sep 2017 04:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 948664

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Well that's a pretty weak argument. "You've won everything up until now, but tomorrow is a new day!" You can repeat that phrase every day and there's no way it can be refuted with certainty. None of us is clairvoyant after all. Like I said a few posts back, the proof of posturing will be ...
by DavidD
01 Sep 2017 10:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 948664

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Be patient, Pakistan is in the orbit now, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Maldives are almost there, Sri Lanka and Nepal are teetering on the edge, and Bhutan is heating up. Sometimes it's useful to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. How was China's relationship with those aforementioned cou...
by DavidD
01 Sep 2017 07:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 948664

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

India should do that, because judging by that article Bhutan is tired of coming to India's aide with little return favor and is close to giving away an area that's "neither strategically important nor does it hold any economic value" in exchange for Chinese goodwill. Failure to do so woul...
by DavidD
01 Sep 2017 07:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 948664

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

India should do that, because judging by that article Bhutan is tired of coming to India's aide with little return favor and is close to giving away an area that's "neither strategically important nor does it hold any economic value" in exchange for Chinese goodwill. Failure to do so woul...
by DavidD
01 Sep 2017 06:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 948664

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Posturing's success is judged by facts on the ground, guess we'll just have to wait and see if facts on the ground change.
by DavidD
01 Sep 2017 04:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 948664

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The Bhutanese article is excellent and describes their position and the costs they've borne . Its important that GoI listen and offer them greater security from what will be further vindictive actions by China against Bhutan . India should do that, because judging by that article Bhutan is tired of...
by DavidD
31 Aug 2017 21:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1138
Views: 111043

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

No, that's where the US is strong compared to China. Comprehensive national strength is really all that matters.
by DavidD
31 Aug 2017 09:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1138
Views: 111043

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Well No different then what Unkil to a great extent and EU to some extent does it ......Unkil would sanction any body at drop of pin It is absolutely not the same thing. Western nations do this as a last resort, to 'rogue' nations that they have little ties with, like Iran or North Korea. This is p...
by DavidD
26 Aug 2017 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 357968

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

How much does the Arjun cost vis-a-vis the T90? The Russians always liked cheaper, easier to manufacture tanks that can be produced and replaced in numbers, does that philosophy fit with the IA?
by DavidD
25 Aug 2017 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Certainly, it's really just the last few decades (of relative peace, btw) that warfare started to concentrate on relatively fewer and very expensive capital gear. I wonder this current trend really would've survived actual large scale warfare. If the F-22s, J-20s, or Su-57s were pitted against simpl...
by DavidD
25 Aug 2017 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3050
Views: 502102

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Warfare is changing, drones are the future, and China and the US are racing ahead. Aircrafts, carriers, and tanks truly emerged in WWII though they were all present a couple decades prior during WWI. I expect the same to happen to drones, where they're present now but won't truly emerge until the ne...
by DavidD
24 Aug 2017 09:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 948664

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The link was posted last page, but I think the article deserves to be presented in full. Sounds to me like the Bhutanese look at both China and India with a wary eye, and they're not happy about being caught in a struggle between the two much larger neighbors. It doesn't seem like China will succeed...
by DavidD
22 Aug 2017 09:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 948664

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

so china has god given right to climb up mountains occupy a country against it,s wishes, kill their people, exploit their natural resources without their permission, threaten other nations with whom they never had a border before, now try to take lands even of these neighbours but hey those neighbo...

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