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by gauravsh
10 Sep 2020 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2302
Views: 371053

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

Mods, apologies for being OT here, but what is the reason for current GOI to not make the Brooks report (at least in parts) public now.
I have never understood the implications (strategic / operational etc ) after more than 50 years of war.
by gauravsh
03 Jul 2020 17:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 717172

Re: Internal Security Watch

From what I understand; local police i.e the folks who actually operate out of police stations are generally NOT trained or equipped to conduct any out of the way jobs. Some states have commando units for anti-terrorism raids etc (who could have been of use here) or more healthy, agile and better p...
by gauravsh
19 Jun 2020 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964320

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

This thread by Mihir sums up the situation well... https://twitter.com/elmihiro/status/1273830487081938944 How many press briefings have the Chinese held? Have they even said what their casualties were? The point about political compulsion was that Modi et al are willing to take the political cost ...
by gauravsh
19 Jun 2020 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964320

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

This has been a massive 100 decibel wake up call to India. All modernization, procurement and expansion projects for all 3 services should be placed on a war footing. In the confrontation with China this has been in the overall scheme of things a small skirmish. Hopefully many lessons have been lea...
by gauravsh
19 Jun 2020 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964320

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

If the pre april status quo is not restored, how will the GoI defend it ? It's a serious loss of face for them. Chinese backstabbing or whatever, if we lose our claim to our perceived LAC who is to blame ?
by gauravsh
19 Jun 2020 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964320

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

Aren't hostage negotiations give and take ? What did we end up giving ? It will be very demeaning if de-escalate from here.
by gauravsh
19 Jun 2020 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964320

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

Let me know in your opinion what is worth so much of trouble and expenses and almost impacting a significant amount of exports (to India) for China to undertake the current hostilities ? What will Galwan valley alone or PP14 or Finger-Point-4 going to offer them to justify all this investment and p...
by gauravsh
18 Jun 2020 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 929
Views: 183619

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

EU won’t ally with US against China, foreign policy chief says before Pompeo meeting Europe needs money as of now and they ain't getting from Trump. So their only bet is China. I doubt even if the so called 5G alliance that UK wants, will lead upto anything. If they need alternatives to Huawei or Z...
by gauravsh
18 Jun 2020 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964320

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

We are looking at the Chinese build up the wrong way (and needlessly getting to Dhoti shiver). If, as was suggested, satellite pics indicate a whole brigade is stationed between finger 5 and 8, that is a huge force in a very small area. Now that they are there, they cannot move out without losing f...
by gauravsh
18 Jun 2020 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964320

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

Larry Walker wrote:Chinese have successfully saved GB for one more summer and cast enough doubts in our heads that we don't plan for GB takeover for the coming few years. So have they met their strategic objectives ??

Boss, you need to dial it down. Page after page you are creating lot of clutter.
by gauravsh
17 Jun 2020 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964320

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

https://www.news18.com/news/india/pla-death-squads-hunted-down-indian-troops-in-galwan-in-savage-execution-spree-say-survivors-2673347.html As more details come through, my blood boils. If possible don't quote this guy on this forum. Do you really think that anyone has access to "surviors"...
by gauravsh
17 Jun 2020 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964320

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

16 Bihar Regiment? Or 16th Battalion of the Bihar Regiment? Sirji, thoda google karlo instead of speculatimng and demanding answer. There is nothing called 16 Bihar regiment, however there is 16th Battalion of the Bihar Regiment. And yes a CO of Col rank usually leads the Battalion Mort saar, fanne...
by gauravsh
16 Jun 2020 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964320

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

This is a premeditated attack on a Colonel after a JCO punched a Chinese Colonel in Sikkim two months back. They had planned the attack with iron rods, and batons with nails and stones. We need to take out two of their officers. +100 There is no way you get to kill a colonel in a fist fight. He is ...
by gauravsh
27 May 2020 00:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 833737

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Having seen Indian and Chinese soldiers on the LAC - ours look physically tougher, I'm sure the Chinese would not want to get physical, especially after the short dark rice eating Lt. literally gave a bloody nose to the PLA major. Well looks do matter. I remember my cousin grew a huge moustache whi...
by gauravsh
26 Jun 2019 13:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756639

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

What is the biggest change in IAS policy that would make them more answerable and efficient. I don't see Babu lobby improving in efficiency beyond what general efficiency of India is. Other than hiring-firing, what else is the way out to improve babudom without making them susceptible to Politician...
by gauravsh
31 May 2019 16:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 186991

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

As far as Kadi ninda is concerned I hope Suresh S is right. Would like to see him shipped soon to some governor's post.
by gauravsh
31 May 2019 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 186991

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Some please explain the logic of appointing Anurag Thakur MoS for Finance and VK Singh as MoS in Road Transport. I though General did good in last term.
Anurag Thakur belongs to that BCCI mess even. :roll: :roll:
by gauravsh
30 May 2019 17:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 186991

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

S Jaishankar joining the cabinet. He has a good hand on China.
by gauravsh
30 May 2019 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 186991

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Any news on V K Singh being re-inducted in the ministry. I didn't see his name coming up anywhere.
by gauravsh
25 May 2019 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 186991

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I am bit surprised why no one has talked about administrative reforms yet. We need to get rid of babucracy which is the long shot solution to majority of problem we face. 1. Have a separate cadre for Central forces. 2. Merge ITBP / SSB into BSF. CISF / RAF / CRPF to be merged together. 3. Separate I...
by gauravsh
23 May 2019 12:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 186991

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

rNdtv's Nidhi is so pissed of with Sadhvi's lead. She goes on to say 'Please don't call her sadhvi. she's not' .
epic burnol moment. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by gauravsh
23 May 2019 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 186991

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Milind deora is trailing despite a pat on back from mota bhai.
by gauravsh
26 Apr 2019 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 657927

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

rhytha wrote:Arguably India’s top industrialist, Mukesh Ambani has declared his support to the Congress candidate from South Mumbai, Milind Deora, in a conspicuous fashion, through a video, which the young Mr Deora released with gratitude.

His father was the minister for petroleum and natural gas in UPA saar.
by gauravsh
15 Apr 2019 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 657927

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Swapan Dasgupta ‏ Verified account @swapan55 Apr 10 More There is a clear pattern emerging from the two constituencies in W. Bengal. Peaceful polling in booth where para military forces have been deployed and tension & intimidation where state police is the only force. In the latter, non-TMC ag...
by gauravsh
13 Apr 2019 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 657927

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Ankit Desai wrote:UP recorded 10% odd drop in voter turn out from 2014.

-Ankit

And this is based on what source ?
from here http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=105116 net UP % was 58.35 in 2014. In 2019 it seems to be above 60% in first phase.
by gauravsh
13 Apr 2019 16:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 657927

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

tandav wrote:Asked a UP based sugarcane juice seller who has his crusher shack in Gandhinagar his opinion on UP voting. He was angry at BJP and states SP+BSP will win.

Never knew opinion of a single person can determine the fate of a whole state :-? :-?
by gauravsh
12 Apr 2019 13:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 657927

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

If Western UP gives good numbers of BJP just like last time good. But we can not presume that Eastern UP will be easy. SP+BSP is a formidable force which will united Muslim votes alone with anti-BJP votes one cannot be taken lightly. It is here the good admin of Yogi and NM will help along with use...
by gauravsh
06 Apr 2019 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 753838

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

https://twitter.com/VishnuNDTV/status/1114183101645639681
So the govt has already shown some proof to the journos. Also confirms the presence of phalcon
by gauravsh
28 Feb 2019 01:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 198867

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Flight radar shows a blip over Quetta. So pakis are worried about their nukes. Hain ji :) :)
by gauravsh
27 Feb 2019 23:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 198867

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

If we go ahead and make Pakis pay for their sins in Baluchistan, do we engage only in Air. How about putting some SF teams. I have serious doubts (maybe miscalculated) about Baluch fighters in serious standoff with the Pakis. Unkil did the same during Afghan invasion. SF team go for selected hi-prof...
by gauravsh
27 Feb 2019 22:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 198867

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Singha wrote:after 1 hr of patrol the ereyie has landed back in chaklala

saar same thing happened an hour ago. It kept moving and then landed in chaklala
by gauravsh
27 Feb 2019 21:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 198867

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Guys, had the Mig 21 not crashed, and had Wing Co not been captured by the pakis, this would have been 2nd night of celebration. PAF attack thwarted and F-16 shot down by Mig-21. Let's really focus on how to respond to PAF attack today. Exactly, this is what i said in one of the post before. Apart ...
by gauravsh
27 Feb 2019 17:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 198867

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

In agreement with the mods : 1. We should cool down our heads for now. 2. Have faith in our government. Nobody knows anything about our future plan of action, so have faith in dharma will prevail. 3. Ignore paki propaganda. 4. Except for the shooting down of Mig 21 and more unfortunately our brave o...
by gauravsh
27 Feb 2019 17:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 198867

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

chola wrote:Pakis are claiming a MiG-21 and a MKI on twitter:

https://twitter.com/amarbail1/status/1100684592946823168


That looks like a f-16 on the patch. Bakis claimed non involvement of f-16.
by gauravsh
27 Feb 2019 16:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 198867

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

WTF is this chap Abhijeet Iyerval posting. He just posted a video of pigs manhandling our officer.
My blood is boiling enough now.
by gauravsh
27 Feb 2019 16:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 198867

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Paul wrote:There will be heavy action on the ground but I believe this is the end of the air war. Where were the MIG 29s in all this. Why were they not flying CAPs.

Any statement from MEA on how the MIL was downed?

IIRC Mig 29 are based out of Adampur. Squadron that engaged was out of Srinagar.
by gauravsh
27 Feb 2019 15:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 198867

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

If i see this whole episode fin terms of objectives : 1. We hit a 'Non military terrorist' target deep inside Pakistan. 2. Pakistan tried (will claim hit) on our military targets in response. This doesn't seem fair to me. From now on pakis will equate their terrorist spots with out military establis...
by gauravsh
27 Feb 2019 15:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 198867

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

abhijitm wrote:
gauravsh wrote:MEA spokesperson said PAF targeted military installations. Ball is in our court now.
Glad Mig-21 got that F-16.

make of aircraft not confirmed.

corrected original post.
by gauravsh
27 Feb 2019 15:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 198867

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

MEA spokesperson said PAF targeted military installations. Ball is in our court now.
Glad Mig-21 got that Paki aircraft (unconfirmed report say f-16).
by gauravsh
27 Feb 2019 15:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 198867

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

sooraj wrote:@ANI
2m2 minutes ago
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NOTAM (Notice to Airmen to alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route) has been withdrawn. Flight operations will resume

Why do i have a bad feeling about all this now. Especially after MEA is doing the briefing.

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