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by SSridhar
01 Nov 2019 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496671

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

From my notes, Garuda store has been successfully released from the Su-30 MKI aircraft during 2013. Transfer alignment and safe separation have been proven as part of development trials of Garuda. Wing kit realization and wind tunnel tests have been completed as a part of development trials of winge...
by SSridhar
31 Oct 2019 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491585

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

it appears as if the cables are cosmetic. more pix here https://www.facebook.com/developingPak/photos/pcb.1339695049491523/1339694942824867/?type=3&theater From the above, Developing Pakistan JF-17 Thunder & Pakistani Pilot Win International Armament Competition #Pakistan Air Force’s (#PAF)...
by SSridhar
31 Oct 2019 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409289

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Happened to see a report on NHK TV by its Delhi Correspondent, a certain Abhishek Dhulia. While saying that the situation was not what it was as claimed by GoI, this guy said Pakistan was providing 'moral & diplomatic' support to Kashmiris. He can't get himself around to mention about terrorism,...
by SSridhar
31 Oct 2019 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

Reorganisation of J&K internal affair: India slams China over Kashmir statement - PTI India on Thursday hit back at China over its objection to the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, saying the reorganisation is entirely its internal affair and it does not expect other...
by SSridhar
30 Oct 2019 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491585

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The above mentioned gent [Paramjit Singh Sarna] is apparently a Khalistani sympathizer who has been called nothing less than an ISI agent by SAD members and also held a party in honour of the Paki high comissioner (probably that Basit scumbag). Sarna has been hosted & feted by ISI openly in Pak...
by SSridhar
29 Oct 2019 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

RCEP deal: Japan tries to convince China to relax demands on India - Amiti Sen, Business Line To make the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal between 16 nations more acceptable to Indian negotiators, Japan is trying to convince China to lower demands put forward to New ...
by SSridhar
29 Oct 2019 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

^ That reinforces a certain perception of the Chinese.
by SSridhar
28 Oct 2019 16:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

President Xi Jinping uses China's biggest annual meeting for politics, not economy - Straits Times China's economic challenges have proliferated in the almost two years since President Xi Jinping last convened a full meeting of the Communist Party. But politics remain at the top of his agenda. The ...
by SSridhar
26 Oct 2019 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795446

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Pakis bought 500 AMRAAMs in one deal around 2007 or thereabouts. That is for less than 100 F-16s. Not sure if they bought any more after that. They have plenty to spare for sure looking at how many they fired in one engagement. Yes, the US supplied following items under MNNA status to fight ' terro...
by SSridhar
23 Oct 2019 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496671

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Was this an air-launched Brahmos or was it a surface-launched Brahmos ? If this is the latter, I'm surprised - I didn't know that IAF too had surface-launched Brahmos, only that Army did. srin, the IAF also has two squadrons (80 missiles per squadron) of surface-launched BrahMos Block-II Land Attac...
by SSridhar
21 Oct 2019 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496671

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I don't think this is new. In May 2017, MoD decided to cancel a global contest for SR-SAM systems and instead procure two additional regiments of the Akash. I think it is the same.
by SSridhar
21 Oct 2019 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 570926

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

One thing is for certain, though. They are getting a pasting.
by SSridhar
17 Oct 2019 15:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

Repressive measures are the same whether it is Uyghur Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists or Hui Muslims.

China Weaponizes Education to Control Tibet - OZY
by SSridhar
15 Oct 2019 07:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491585

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Ahhh...how innovative, this 'dark grey' business !! We have to find out who was behind this innovation, US or China or both? So, Terroristani cat gets a 'lease of life' once again.
by SSridhar
14 Oct 2019 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 683
Views: 72520

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

^ That's nice to hear. Raveesh Kumar must subtly remind Mahatir in one of the upcoming MEA press meets.
by SSridhar
13 Oct 2019 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

IMO, losing manufacturing in return for "balancing" services and investment access is not a good trade off at a time when global manufacturing supply chains are shifting. It is a great opportunity for make in India. All in all, with my limited knowledge, RCEP looks like a disaster in the ...
by SSridhar
13 Oct 2019 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

Modi-Xi meet: Wuhan spirit to Chennai connect - Indrani Bagchi, Economic Times When Xi Jinping drove out of the Chennai airport in his own Hongqi L5, he made a subtle but definitive power statement that cannot be missed. China may be battling numerous demons internally and externally, but this is a...
by SSridhar
13 Oct 2019 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

Finally, China agrees to work on balance of trade - ToI China on Saturday agreed to discuss India's long-pending trade concerns, including on pharma and software, to reduce the massive trade deficit through a joint mechanism, while also taking on board New Delhi's quest for a balanced deal in the R...
by SSridhar
13 Oct 2019 08:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

Xi doesn't raise Kashmir with Modi as they seek to reset ties - Indrani Bagchi, ToI MAMALLAPURAM: The developments in Kashmir related to New Delhi's decision to do away with J&K's special status was "neither raised nor discussed" during the Modi-Xi summit here as both leaders looked t...
by SSridhar
13 Oct 2019 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 278
Views: 33634

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

This thread was started with the idea of understanding the internal dynamics of China especially after the historic 19th Congress which raised Xi to a cult figure level on the same pedestal as Mao, and his far reaching and sweeping changes and doctrine. The rest can be discussed in the Neutering thr...
by SSridhar
12 Oct 2019 19:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

Modi-Xi informal summit: India, China agree to set up new mechanism for issues relating to trade and investment - Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, Economic Times Mamallapuram (Tamil Nadu) : India and China at their second informal summit held here at the highest level discussed CBMs to address outstanding i...
by SSridhar
12 Oct 2019 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

Anti-China protests grow in Nepal even as Beijing claims bonhomie over Xi visit - Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, Economic Times Nepal has witnessed a series of anti-China protests in recent months over a slew of issues notwithstanding China’s enthusiasm over visit of its President from Saturday. A protest...
by SSridhar
11 Oct 2019 07:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

Whatever it is, there is unprecedented welcome for Xi Jinping rolled out by India, especially the TN government.
by SSridhar
11 Oct 2019 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 278
Views: 33634

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

It is still a mystery why China worked out the visit of Khan just ahead of Xi's trip to India. {To answer that read Xi statement. Imran Khan is worried that China and India will come to an agreement on Kashmir and that cuts out Pakistan. And recall Imran Khan is a guest of Chinese PM and not Chines...
by SSridhar
08 Oct 2019 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang - AFP The US commerce department announced on Monday it is blacklisting 28 Chinese entities that it says are implicated in rights violations and abuses targeting Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region. Secretary of...
by SSridhar
08 Oct 2019 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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


Consistent with past practices, China will now develop its own Wikipedia
by SSridhar
08 Oct 2019 06:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491585

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019


The doctrine that PA is also the custodian of Islam was formulated much before Kiyani, by Aslam Beg.
The 'First Nobel Laureate' inscription is on the gravestone of Abdus Salam.
by SSridhar
05 Oct 2019 17:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

Ahead of Xi Jinping's visit, China ties hit bump: Military drill in NE - Sachin Parashar, ToI In a last-minute scare for the Modi-Xi informal summit next week, China has raised strong objection to India's ongoing Him-Vijay military exercise in Arunachal Pradesh. Chinese vice foreign minister Luo Zh...
by SSridhar
04 Oct 2019 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 424
Views: 33372

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

. . . More importantly 1) no one saw Turkey and KSA would fallout and vie for leadership of Sunnis. ramana, the Turks were never liked by the Arabs, much less the Saudis. There are many reasons. ⋅ All the Caliphs (Rashidun, Ummayad & Abbassid) were directly related to Arab clan, the Q...
by SSridhar
03 Oct 2019 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 370260

Re: Deterrence

The nuclear ayatollahs are re-starting their doomsday scenario. India-Pakistan nuclear war may kill 125 million people: Study - PTI As many as 125 million people may die immediately if India and Pakistan engaged in a nuclear war, and plunge the world into a "nuclear winter" that could lead...
by SSridhar
02 Oct 2019 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

As China flexes muscles, India kicks off military drill - Rajat Pandit, ToI India has quietly kicked off a major combat exercise to test its new integrated battle groups (IBGs) for mountain warfare in Arunachal Pradesh , even as China showcased its military might with strategic bombers, fighters, s...
by SSridhar
01 Oct 2019 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

No force can stop China from marching forward: President Xi - AFP No force can ever stop China from marching forward, President Xi Jinping asserted on Tuesday as he presided over the country's largest parade, showcasing its military might and unity among top leaders, to celebrate the Communist Part...
by SSridhar
30 Sep 2019 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

Two Asian powers and an island - T.Ramakrishnan, The Hindu The imposing Lotus Tower in Colombo, which was opened to the public recently, is considered to be the latest symbol of Sri Lanka-China ties. An agreement to build this structure, which is to serve as a multi-functional telecommunication tow...
by SSridhar
30 Sep 2019 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547545

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

China trying to turn non-disputed waters into disputed waters: Vietnam - Indrani Bagchi, ToI Hidden in the shadow of India’s Kashmir gambit and Pakistan’s nuclear rhetoric, China’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea off Vietnam’s coast has largely gone unnoticed. But it has raised red flags wi...
by SSridhar
30 Sep 2019 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 370260

Re: Deterrence

Navy’s ‘second strike capability’ is the most significant as nuclear deterrent: Rajnath Singh - Business Line In the backdrop of Pakistan’s repeated talk about nuclear war, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that Indian Navy’s “second strike capability” as a nuclear deterrent is “most significant”...
by SSridhar
28 Sep 2019 21:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491585

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The equation of IKN and AAK Niazi was superb. As brilliant as the content was the superb delivery by Ms. Vidisha Maitra.
by SSridhar
28 Sep 2019 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491585

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Didn't dummy promise an earth-shaking speech at the UN to the Abduls back home?

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