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by Shanmukh
22 Oct 2020 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1913
Views: 462930

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Interesting view of what is happening in Sindh. A very different view, but focusses on Sindhi nationalism and the China factor in the latest revolt by the Sindhi people. Do read.

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comme ... ink-157849
by Shanmukh
07 Oct 2020 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397767

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

The PLAAF have repoetedly inducted more H-6 bombers at their rear bases equipped with LTR stand-off missiles,numerous special forces helos,etc.for a brigade size airborne assault. They will try to grab a price of land which is atleast tactically important to them and which they can resupply in wint...
by Shanmukh
02 Oct 2020 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966445

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

Sorry, but your analysis doesn't work out. India is keeping what belongs to it. In fact, despite being stopped from patrolling in many places and salami slicing due to continuous intrusions, India has kept things mostly on an even keel. Your analysis of Chinese motivations does not answer, BTW, wha...
by Shanmukh
01 Oct 2020 18:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966445

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

What's the motivation for each side to escalate tensions there? I feel that my analysis of potential Chinese motivations is reasonably thorough and I couldn't find a compelling reason for China to do so. Sorry, but your analysis doesn't work out. India is keeping what belongs to it. In fact, despit...
by Shanmukh
19 Sep 2020 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397767

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

Thank you for the detailed responses, jamwal and Shanmukh! Suraj-saar, I have only listed cases where people SURVIVE and suffer damage. If things go bad, HACE/HAPE can kill a person quite rapidly, especially in combination with other factors like hypothermia [the combination of these two is utterly...
by Shanmukh
19 Sep 2020 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397767

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

If HACE/HAPE occur, there can be permanent damage to the retina [retinal haemorrhage] and lungs [pulmonary oedema can damage the lungs]. But most effects should be reversible with proper care.
by Shanmukh
19 Sep 2020 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397767

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

Can the Chinese hire Nepalese mercenaries - a few thousand of them, to operate in the mountains? Given how close Oli is to the Chinese, they may be able to do such a thing, no?
by Shanmukh
11 Sep 2020 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397767

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

Folks-this is just on the point of the Tibetans. I have been studying Tibetan language for the last year and a half and keeping my ears to the ground regarding the Tibetan sentiment. Also, now, I can read Tibetan language decently [though I am very far from being an expert]. Funnily enough, my reaso...
by Shanmukh
08 Sep 2020 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397767

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

Twitter reporting Chinese vacating Moldo garrison and moving back to Rutog - is this a hint of Chinese preparing for an assault?? Great if the Chinese are voluntarily vacating Moldo. We should welcome it, thank them for their wisdom and move in. We can liberate Moldo - since the LAC is undefined, w...
by Shanmukh
03 Sep 2020 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

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

Where is the Odisha police when you need them? I've never been a fan of this anti indigenous development, pro US base bit of confetti. However, there are plenty in the ether, that go gaga over his crazily vascillating statements. https://twitter.com/Iyervval/status/1301167979283898369 https://twitt...
by Shanmukh
02 Sep 2020 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966445

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

Lol funny the former Mongolian president chimed in. He realizes that Mongolia uses Cyrillic, and only in Inner Mongolia can you find actual Mongolian characters, right? That is not exactly true. Cyrillic was imposed in Mongolia in 1946, at the height of the USSR powers. After the collapse of the US...
by Shanmukh
18 Aug 2020 06:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966445

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

So Ujghur, Tibet and Hongkong are in rebellion against China. What are the pros and cons of encouraging these areas in their fight for freedom against Cheenis? Should India provide support to them? Tibet, for sure, is a core Indian concern. Not just as a card to play against China, but due to our o...
by Shanmukh
04 Aug 2020 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

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

Do you have a precise reference for Albright saying that India should be split into 29 countries? Shanmukh - I am not certain if it is 26 or 29. Somewhere in that vicinity. As far as the reference is concerned, it was during one of her talks on Kashmir and during the timeframe when she was Secy of ...
by Shanmukh
03 Aug 2020 16:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

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

Hmmm even a boontown like Iraq was a threat to Sam so much so that they created multi generational damage through their cluster bombs. India is already a threat which is why Albright way back had said it should be split up into 29 countries. Do you have a precise reference for Albright saying that ...
by Shanmukh
02 Aug 2020 16:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3203
Views: 332503

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Looking at the map, it is clear that Chabahar is also in Baluchistan [Iranian Baluchistan, but Baluchistan, all the same]. Wiki chacha, while not giving the exact composition of the population of Chabahar, hints that the population is majority Baluch in Chabahar county. Should the Chinese get hold o...
by Shanmukh
30 Jul 2020 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4607
Views: 760492

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

How many times did Hitler or Nazis referred to their cross as swastika? Have not seen it at all. For everyone - Rosenberg, Himmler, Hitler himself, Goebbels, etc - it was always `Hakenkreuz'. How many times did Jewish before WW2 used any words like save us from swastika? Despite reading a lot of He...
by Shanmukh
30 Jul 2020 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4607
Views: 760492

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The interesting point is that the Swastika for Hakenkreuz is an imposed translation. The Germans called it Hakenkreuz (hooked cross). The older French texts called it the `croix gammée' (cross with a gamma). However, the translation of `swastika' has become so popular that even in French these days,...
by Shanmukh
27 Jul 2020 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

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

The biggest advantage on our side is that LAC is closer to settled populated places. On the Chinis side, the only people for hundreds of miles are PLA soldiers. Their real population center is in Xinjanj. Their closest decent habited place is probably Ngari. It is also rather small, but it is an ol...
by Shanmukh
27 Jul 2020 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966445

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

Besides the IN, the other navies in the IOR are too small. If a shooting war starts between the US and China, then India needs to launch an offensive and reclaim the borders as they were set in 1947. The last opportunity was in 1979 when Vietnam and China had a border war. India could have launched...
by Shanmukh
19 Jul 2020 06:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966445

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

I have a newbie question - what is it that China hopes to gain by taking over Chabahar when it already has Gwadar? I mean-apart from the negatives of keeping the Indians out? Is there a commercial angle to the Chinese trying to take over Chabahar? Or is it a back-up in case the Gwadar thing comes to...
by Shanmukh
08 Jul 2020 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

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

You have to start somewhere, but India is not an expansionist power. Making extravagant claims will cause extravagant losses. It's another matter that once Gilgit-Baltistan is taken back it could trigger Tibet and Xinjiang Autonomous Regions to seek self-determination or join greater India. Vidhi k...
by Shanmukh
08 Jul 2020 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

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

How about we play the same game as the Chinese and start claiming areas to the historical boundaries claimed by the Dogra kingdom? P.S... How do I resize the image? Why are we limiting ourselves to the historical claims of the Dogra kingdom? We need to start claiming the boundaries of the Kanishkan...
by Shanmukh
06 Jul 2020 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966445

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

China has apparently $2.34 billion invested in India. https://thediplomat.com/2020/05/indias-china-fdi-gamble/ If they decide to take that money out and back, how much do they stand to lose [I assume that not all of that money can be converted back to RMB/$ and moved out], according to current rules?
by Shanmukh
29 Jun 2020 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966913

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

Xi's new wall of China that will bankrupt Indians. darshan, the Chinese history shows that actually projects like Great Wall, Southern Canal, new Capital city like Beijing bankrupted the Chinese. While this is true, the Chinese won't leave until we throw them out. They won't fight-they will simply ...
by Shanmukh
20 Jun 2020 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966445

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

Starting a Tibetan/Mongolian TV/radio and broadcasting programmes would be a good initiative to connect to these people. AIR has started a Tibetan language service recently. Is there a Chinese language (Mandarin) service yet? If not, we should start that as well. The service has been there for quit...
by Shanmukh
20 Jun 2020 03:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966445

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

Sir, do you really think China gives a hoot to India on this policy? They are ignoring the entire world and moving forward. Chinese have created an iron curtain so even CIA could not create demonstrations and riots. At the moment, they may not. But there is no reason to oblige them and declare our ...
by Shanmukh
20 Jun 2020 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966445

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

I have no problem with diplomatic moves. However, they're effectively moves that can be stepped up, paused or reversed as dictated by policy needs, and there will be corresponding shrill noises about our border and territorial aspects. Suraj-saar, As I said, I was exploring only the diplomatic opti...
by Shanmukh
20 Jun 2020 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966445

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

By aligning with non-existent groups within China, or non-existent freedom movements which could appeal to only a micro minority of residents of China, you are not going anywhere. I refer to the Turkestan/Tibet and Mongolia ideas. Our deep civilizational links cut no ice, sorry. Chinese are amused ...
by Shanmukh
19 Jun 2020 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966445

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

People have been focussing on the economic and military retaliation here. Let us give some thought to the diplomatic retaliation we can do. I am focussing only on the diplomatic moves possible here. And also, this is not just what the government can do, but also things that WE, as citizens, can do. ...
by Shanmukh
10 Apr 2020 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834099

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

With 1000+ cases today, (worse than I expected), I don't see the lock-down being lifted. The best I think we can expect is a partial lifting, so some economic activity restarts - with a more complete lock-down in the hot spots. My concern is we don't have the resources to enforce a complete lock-do...
by Shanmukh
10 Apr 2020 22:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834099

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

More than 1K cases coming just today, with 410 of them from Maharashtra. I am afraid Maharashtra may have got into the community spread stage. This is going to be really hard to contain now.

https://www.covid19india.org/
by Shanmukh
03 Mar 2020 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8086
Views: 1074449

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.rediff.com/news/report/polish-student-asked-to-leave-india-for-attending-anti-caa-rally/20200301.htm Polish student asked to leave India after attending anti-CAA rally Edited By: Hemant Waje March 01, 2020 A Polish student of Jadavpur University has been asked by the Foreigner Regional ...
by Shanmukh
03 Feb 2020 05:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4271
Views: 819002

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

US soft on Pakistan, which is trying to get off the `Grey List' in FATF. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/pak-likely-to-stay-in-fatf-grey-list-over-inadequacy-in-curbing-terror/story-KcHfsyAvR18zMrZzvL6mcL.html However, diplomats from both European nations [neither of the two European count...
by Shanmukh
28 Jan 2020 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Temp topic: Countering the JKLCAANRC attacks
Replies: 35
Views: 5157

Re: Temp topic: Countering the JKLCAANRC attacks

Number of refugees who have come into India since 1971 - Calculated here by Saswati Sarkar, Dikgaj and yours truly. https://sringeribelur.wordpress.com/the-potential-beneficiaries-of-caa-numbers-from-bangladesh-pakistan-and-afghanistan/ Number of illegal migrants of the `community that must not be n...
by Shanmukh
26 Jan 2020 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232711

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

The full partywise results of the Telangana urban local body polls are here.

https://tsec.gov.in/AbstractResultReport.se

The full candidatewise results are here.

https://tsec.gov.in/knowPRUrban.do
by Shanmukh
25 Jan 2020 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 930
Views: 184371

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Trust a Brit to be contemptuous of India. Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House, UK, has this to say about us, In Russia and Hungary, the threat of global integration has intensified a historical rejection of outsiders and sense of national grievance. Their leaders have turned to national culture a...
by Shanmukh
22 Jan 2020 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 145847

Re: A look back at the partition

@Ramana-garu,
Is that Olaf Caroe's book? If so, it is available on archive here.

https://ia802600.us.archive.org/17/item ... 306822.pdf
by Shanmukh
22 Jan 2020 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4607
Views: 760492

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

@Chanakyaa-garu
Thanks for the information.
by Shanmukh
19 Jan 2020 05:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4607
Views: 760492

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

A question for the US gurus here. How come Minnesota always elects rabid Muslims like Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar, etc? A look at the demography shows that Muslims are not so numerous in Minnesota. So what gives here?
by Shanmukh
18 Jan 2020 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755164

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

PAF F-16 losses we know about: # 85609 - collision with wild pig This was lovely. I didn't know about it, but here is the related news link. https://www.upi.com/Archives/1987/06/16/F-16-knocked-out-by-wild-boar/4437550814400/ By the way, instead of buying the F16s, may be we should buy the wild pig...

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