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by RamSuresh
21 Sep 2020 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389884

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

Here's me hanging in one in Spiti, next to an under construction bridge which made it obsolete. This looks like sometime around 2016. I did the same (thanks to construction workers who were willing to drag this thing back). The pylons were ready at that time. The first vertical block (dont know wha...
by RamSuresh
21 Sep 2020 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389884

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

The article does not say Black Top is under chinese occupation (or) is NOT under Indian occupation. Typical bureacracy, just like they said "no IA personnel is unaccounted for"
by RamSuresh
14 Sep 2020 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389884

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

rpartha wrote:
schinnas wrote: and in fact we have a treaty to protect them too.


I am not able to locate this part. The 1949 treaty does not talk about India protecting Bhutan at all. Could you share the reference.
by RamSuresh
14 Sep 2020 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389884

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

rohitvats wrote:[Admins, please remove if inappropriate]

- A summary of what the video discusses and explains:




So nice of you to summarise the video, even though it may reduce the view count of Video.

Thank you and wishing the best for the effort
by RamSuresh
11 Sep 2020 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1017
Views: 94850

Re: BR Forum Feedback

No, you're expected to follow thread topic and posting guidelines. An explanation could have been given. I still don't get it - what part of it is offensive or unacceptable? Doklam being far away so my post gets deleted? https://www.bharat-rakshak.com/Guidelines.html - This URL isn't working. I poi...
by RamSuresh
10 Sep 2020 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389884

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

And given how this govt is handling our economy(Even without covid) - it'll take us a decade just to reach pre covid levels. Is there any logical or quantitative basis for this, or just a rant? India would have a 9% drop in GDP this year. Latest independent projections say by March 2022 we would re...
by RamSuresh
09 Sep 2020 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389884

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

ernest wrote:
Pratyush wrote:
Communist Bandits.


Why not POA (people's oppression army) given what they are doing in HK and elsewhere


PELA for Yellow. Prematurely Evacuating Little Army
by RamSuresh
08 Sep 2020 21:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8053
Views: 1069092

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

AshishAcharya wrote: Makes it easy for Modi to fully wipe them out. Just like he did it in Gujarat.


Congress has a >40% voteshare in Gujarat even after 20 years out of power. Modi-Shah had a great run of power, but they dont seem to be able to really take out Congress
by RamSuresh
07 Sep 2020 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389884

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

[quote="vimal"]Since we are discussing freshwater sources in the TAR area, I found this article very informative and gives a perspective on why China needs Tibet. China is one of the driest country on the planet with 1/3 of the country arid. Controlling the source of water from Tibet gives...
by RamSuresh
06 Sep 2020 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

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

kumarn wrote:https://twitter.com/sneheshphilip/status/1302154215960190976?s=08

Just like that? Drive through?


Would this be natural if some readjustment had happened north of Sikkim. Baba Banaras rumoured that something was done by IA.
by RamSuresh
25 Jun 2020 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

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

Why do we assume that GoI will authorise grab of any territory in Tibet. Inspite of umpteen provocations by Pakistan, and a stronger balance of forces against Pakistan, we haven't grabbed any territory publicly in the west. What makes the eastern border so special that we will do exactly the reverse?
by RamSuresh
25 Jun 2020 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

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

pankajs wrote:
That explains what we see on the ledge EXCEPT that neat circular structure that is too Chinese to be Indian.


The circular structure looks like a placemarker added in the satellite picture. Does not look like it is part of the terrain
by RamSuresh
23 Jun 2020 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

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

IAF airlifts dozens of tanks to Ladakh to beef up firepower (Tribune India) The Rohtang tunnel should be operational any time now. It would enable all weather movement of vehicles and we could have tanks moving from Pathankot to Ladakh within a day. That will be a game changer for our logistics - t...
by RamSuresh
23 Jun 2020 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

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

Larry Walker wrote:And I missed to mention, Lahaul-Spiti is Demchok area - I remember someone earlier asking what if they try to roll-in through Demchok.


Modi spent 2016 Diwali in Sumdo at the Kinnaur Spiti border
by RamSuresh
22 Jun 2020 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

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

<Snip> Dear Venkat, Sorry that I wasnt clear in my post. I meant this is a confirmation message (or) a public admission by INC that they have done their part of the deal. NDTV is the conduit. I agree with you that INC was doing slicing on behalf of chinese. Sorry for misunderstanding you and yes I ...
by RamSuresh
22 Jun 2020 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

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

Dear Venkat I dont think this is a news report. Seems more sinister. I think NDTV was asked to verify independently by chinese; and possibly GoI was asked to publicly admit to the deal through such channels Saar...this is a video from 2010-11. UPA Govt banned construction of any posts or residentia...
by RamSuresh
21 Jun 2020 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

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

Found this Gem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZkByrLayqw Tweeted to major channels, journalists and analysts Dear Venkat I dont think this is a news report. Seems more sinister. I think NDTV was asked to verify independently by chinese; and possibly GoI was asked to publicly admit to the deal th...
by RamSuresh
20 Jun 2020 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

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

What is this "insofar as there is some illegal occupation..." Seems like a very ambiguous statement admitting illegal occupation vs intrusion
by RamSuresh
20 Jun 2020 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

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

khan wrote:The only new intel I got for Coupta's handwaving was that there is new trouble at the end of DBO road near Depsang plains. This is at the end of our logistics trail.


Or beginning of logistics trail, depending on how you look at the potential of the landing ground
by RamSuresh
18 Jun 2020 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

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

Can I request the Mods to have more censorship on posts in this thread. For novices like me it is becoming difficult to segregate real substance.
by RamSuresh
05 Jun 2020 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

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

Sanju wrote:
Posts that provide an insight and or information are the ones that I look forward to on this forum.


+ 1008. I keep telling my friends to spend time here to understand issues. They say it takes a lot of effort to sift good posts from the rambles that they anyway get in Twitter.
by RamSuresh
02 May 2020 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7687
Views: 831980

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Google has shared its analysis of footfalls in April. This is collated from all the mobile phone data. They declare drop in footfalls compared to February. Report updated for data till about 24th April Key messages Lockdown seems to be very effective. Footfalls down 86% in entertainment areas, down ...
by RamSuresh
02 May 2020 07:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5569
Views: 1181276

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.crisil.com/content/dam/crisil/our-analysis/views-and-commentaries/impact-note/2020/april/covid-19-impact-on-economy-corporate-revenue-and-profitability.pdf While on the subject of rating agencies, this is an excellent report on the impact of Covid on Indian economy. Prepared by CRISIL R...
by RamSuresh
29 Apr 2020 13:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85109

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Please don't spread FUD on BR But don't let me cause any of you to embrace critical thinking and perhaps do a little research on your own, What people pointed out was lack of critical thinking or research on your part to quote Sweden's experience. The answers to you are specific. Please be equally ...
by RamSuresh
28 Apr 2020 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85109

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Mr Kannan Please read this link. https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/mumbai-36-year-old-doctor-dies-of-multiple-organ-failure-samples-test-positive-for-covid-19-1670764-2020-04-24 A 36 year old doctor died. He worked in a high corona incidence area. When his condition deteriorated, he could not be...
by RamSuresh
26 Apr 2020 11:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85109

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Sweeden, Mexico and Brazil have done better than us?

These kind of statements are rock bottom quality for BRF.

Sweden has 400 times the death rate as India, Brazil 30 times and Mexico 15 times.

The news article itself is bad enough. Our masochism on top of that is even more embarrassing.
by RamSuresh
13 Apr 2020 00:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85109

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Substantial change in ownership of HDFC (as housing finance company) needs prior approval from regulator (National Housing Bank). So there are already controls. There are also limits on how much a single shareholder can own in a bank. So that is also in control already. Silent takeovers may be happe...
by RamSuresh
15 Jul 2019 14:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4271
Views: 818213

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Excellent. This I presume is a cash award. Since Pakis cannot cough up the cash, they have to settle. Against an assured cash award, what would the company settle for. Perhaps ten times of that in future business profits, maybe more given the prospects for business in Pakistan. About $ 50 bn down th...
by RamSuresh
31 Mar 2019 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 872
Views: 133755

Re: Indian ASAT Test

^^ So is the corollary. I would rather like my country be bad and thriving than nice and broken.
by RamSuresh
21 Feb 2019 16:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 239172

Re: Pulwama Attack

The new Rohtang tunnel starts at 3120 mts and ends at 3080 meters (over 8.8 kms). The tunnel has a 7 feet high and 12 feet wide emergency tunnel right under the main carriageway. Chandra river is pretty narrow near the entry. The northern entrance is about 30 mts above the river bed and the river va...
by RamSuresh
16 Feb 2019 16:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 239172

Re: Pulwama Attack

I saw this post from a friend in FB. He has reproduced an extract of a eleven year old's letter dated 15th Feb to Modi. He believes that this is proof that next generation will make India a better place. I am reproducing extract below. "Respected Prime Minister, Today I write to you regarding a...
by RamSuresh
27 Aug 2017 22:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1367965

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

Share of water (like 7%) is relevant only to measure capacity to divert. Storage capacity is a better measure of the potential to cause havoc through flooding. If China releases five days of storage on top of peak flow, it can create havoc.
by RamSuresh
18 Aug 2017 21:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1367965

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

http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/can-china-be-taken-seriously-on-its-word-to-negotiate-disputed-territory/

Namrata Goswamy in Diplomat. Chinese have a habit of negotiating agreements and then unilaterally breaking them.
by RamSuresh
06 Aug 2017 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1367965

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Has there been any GoI assessment of chinese body count in the 1962 war, based on bodies left over during retreat. If there were large scale (10K ++) as is some posts have mentioned here, shouldnt there be some uncovered even in snow?
by RamSuresh
06 Aug 2017 14:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1367965

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Chinmayanand wrote: I told him about Samsung, Motorola & Sony. He bought a samsung.


My 2 paisa excluding GST ...

Motorola is also Chinese
by RamSuresh
05 Aug 2017 00:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1367965

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

In terms of retaliation, India will be well justified to attack the PLA troops stationed in the rear. However, China seems to have relied on a rocket-heavy strategy and actual troop levels close to the border are considerably lower compared to Indian troop concentration near the boundary. Some of t...
by RamSuresh
04 Aug 2017 23:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1367965

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

With these observations, the chances of Chinese initiating a limited assault in August or early September is very high. PLA knowing their tactical limitations with India occupying higher ground, are likely to resort to long range, sustained rocket fire (and artillery if they have place to mount gun...
by RamSuresh
07 Jan 2017 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion
Replies: 1835
Views: 183674

Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

UlanBatori wrote:
GShankar wrote:

Or Pee All See?


The greatest pleasure in reading this forum is abbreviations like this.
by RamSuresh
07 Dec 2016 20:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2857
Views: 441316

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

International passengers, Passenger Manifest

22A and 22C are two foreigners. Are these known names. Is there a connection between the names and the accident?
by RamSuresh
07 Dec 2016 18:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2857
Views: 441316

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

PIA flight goes missing near abottabad

PIA flight with 40 people from Chitral to Islamabad goes missing. Is this mango season?

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