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by SSridhar
28 Oct 2020 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Warning Don't make this thread a US Election Thread. We are not interested. Formal warning.
by SSridhar
22 Oct 2020 17:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

asgkhan wrote:https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1319177091577860096

India's Nag anti-tank missile has just had its final user trial. The
@DRDO_India
now declares it ready for induction.

Not sure what trial this is. Nag had completed all trial by July 2019,afaik.
by SSridhar
18 Oct 2020 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
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Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Vips wrote:The test results and observations are important for future analysis and further advancement, scientists said.

Of course, but such iterative tests do not earn fulsome praise from top honchos, only a breakthrough technology.
by SSridhar
18 Oct 2020 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
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Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy too congratulated the scientists and all personnel involved in the test-firing of the missile which he said will add to the capabilities of the Indian Armed Forces in many ways. Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-successfully-test-fir...
by SSridhar
18 Oct 2020 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

BrahMos tested from INS Chennai today in the Arabian Sea and from Rajnath Singh downwards everyone congratulates. Obviously, there is more to it than meets the eye.
by SSridhar
16 Oct 2020 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407401

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

Warning: Please stop this political discussion. Elsewhere.
by SSridhar
15 Oct 2020 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
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Views: 407401

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

nam wrote:So the Chinis have finally opened their mouth, telling us the reason for the standoff. They want to stop our roads.

It would be a mistake to believe that this is the reason or even one of the most important reasons. It could very well be and equally unlikely also.
by SSridhar
15 Oct 2020 07:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407401

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

US poll results, economic recovery could shape outcome of LAC row - Indrani Bagchi, ToI New Delhi is acutely aware that it is playing a game of endurance and nerves with China on the icy heights, the outcome of which may be influenced not just by the two sides but also global developments, includin...
by SSridhar
15 Oct 2020 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407401

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

And that the situation is reminiscent of WWI, which Michael Howard writes about . . . and now Especially the establishment or prevention of Han hegemony in East Asia and further. Maintenance of US Navy supremacy is for US to decide and fund or not. Territorial integrity of India is a matter for Ind...
by SSridhar
15 Oct 2020 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
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Views: 407401

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

srin wrote:
. . . and ensure that the troops are [b]absolutely loyal, absolutely pure, and absolutely reliable."

I can't even guess what "pure" refers to. Some communist term perhaps ?

'Absolutely Pure' = Xi Jinping's 'Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era'
by SSridhar
13 Oct 2020 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407401

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

This beggers belief, nehru supplied the Hans with food?? Is this mentioned widely known? Unbelievable. This is widely known. In fact, there is another one, for which I do not have a reference right now, but have clearly read about it. That is, in 1950, China asked India permission to build a road f...
by SSridhar
12 Oct 2020 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407401

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

abhik wrote: . . where is the rebuttal to this? OR are we not to post any fact or views here which goes against certain mods assertions?

abhik, do not argue with a mod over their admin requests or decisions. This is a formal warning for you. Anything more will earn a ban.
by SSridhar
11 Oct 2020 16:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Prem Kumar wrote:The Shaurya, in our infinite wisdom, is under SFC (even the conventional one)!!

Which means that there is no conventional role for Shaurya, at least for now !
by SSridhar
10 Oct 2020 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
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Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

fanne wrote:or post induction trial

Yeah, even better, and hope so.
by SSridhar
10 Oct 2020 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Good to hear indigenous hardware getting the spotlight :) I am hearing of SMART & RudraM1 for the first time. These were test fired in the last 3-4 days. Both seems to have met their objectives. So, what's next? Summer trails, winter trials, rainy/monsoon trials, day and/or night trials . . Can...
by SSridhar
09 Oct 2020 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407401

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

That is a very nice video Rohit Vats, once again.
by SSridhar
07 Oct 2020 17:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

We do not need to always think that we would use SMART only in IOR. We may have to use it in Indo-China Sea too. I would be happy to see its use there.
by SSridhar
06 Oct 2020 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
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Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There is a possibility of BMs carrying such torpedoes being misconstrued and inadvertently leading to escalation. Of course, launch sites, trajectories etc are taken into consideration in identifying the threat level but there are possibilities for misjudgement. So, I think India will be careful to ...
by SSridhar
03 Oct 2020 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

India successfully test-fires new version of nuclear-capable Shaurya Missile - ANI In a major success amid the ongoing order crisis with China, India on Saturday successfully test-fired a new version of nuclear-capable Shaurya missile off the coast of Odisha which can strike targets at around 800 k...
by SSridhar
03 Oct 2020 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
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Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

50 cities in 25 countries witness protests on Chinese National Day - Economic Times In India, a national newspaper releases full page advertisement of the country that killed 20 and injured a lot more of our bravehearts just three months back, is holding our territory, is ratcheting up the military...
by SSridhar
03 Oct 2020 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

India set to launch hypersonic nuclear-capable Shaurya missile on Saturday - Hemant Kumar Rout, New Indian Express In the midst of escalating border tension, India is preparing to conduct the first user specific trial {Shaurya's first successful flight was way back in 2004. The first user trial had...
by SSridhar
03 Oct 2020 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

These articles have the latest news on LRLACM. Apparently its being developed like a Klub S with supersonic terminal stage. There have been conflicting news items on such a missile. In August 2014, Avinash Chander said DRDO was designing a long-range anti-ship missile that would be ready in six yea...
by SSridhar
30 Sep 2020 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

In March 2017, the CEO of BrahMos indicated that the range of BrahMos would soon be extended from 290 Kms to 1000 Kms (by c. 2019). DRDO Chief, Dr.S.Christopher said that in the immediate aftermath of India getting into MTCR, the range of BrahMos would extend from 290Kms to 450. BrahMos-ER (Extended...
by SSridhar
30 Sep 2020 13:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
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Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Hemant Kumar Rout @TheHemantRout Of course, that 450 Km range figure depends upon the trajectory used, Hi-lo-hi etc. Two things need to be remembered. In the 2016 meeting between Modi & Putin it was agreed to extend the range to 600 Kms. In early 2017, the reports spoke of extending further to ...
by SSridhar
30 Sep 2020 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407401

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

News is coming that Pakistan is planning to make GB a 5th province.... It could be that the whole Ladakh drama of China is to keep us engaged in the east to prevent us from attacking GB and taking it away while Pakistan announced the new Province. It has been China which has been goading Pakistan f...
by SSridhar
30 Sep 2020 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407401

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

Punjabi wrote:
darshan wrote:Most of the ABCDs . . .

Agree, for most part . . .

OK, enough & no more.
by SSridhar
30 Sep 2020 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407401

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

SSridhar ji, beyond the article, could you please share more about the antecedents of this person ? Suraj ji, besides what RaviB has said, Professor Liu Zongyi is secretary-general of the Research Centre for China–South Asia Cooperation at Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS), a visit...
by SSridhar
29 Sep 2020 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Also, if push comes to shove and these products have to be used, we can get some real-life experience as the Americans do employing their products all over.
by SSridhar
29 Sep 2020 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407401

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

Chinese View: India thinks it has got the better of China, so it can dare China - Prof. Liu Zhongyi, Indian Defence Review Never had any admiration for Chinese diplomacy. The following is supposedly the reason given by a 'noted' intellectual in China on why China is unwilling either to resolve the ...
by SSridhar
29 Sep 2020 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407401

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

Exactly hnair. That's why, the Chinese must be limited to the Core Han Chinese lands around the Yellow river and the rest must be liberated. China must be unravelled and 'put in its place' like the cardinal Confucian principle of everything having its own place. Then there will be harmonious coexist...
by SSridhar
29 Sep 2020 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969323

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

With eye on China, MEA brings Indo-Pacific, Asean policies under one unit - Indrani Bagchi, ToI Keeping China in focus, India is bringing together its Indo-Pacific and Asean policies under a single unit, with the ministry of external affairs creating a new vertical, which includes a new Oceania ter...
by SSridhar
29 Sep 2020 07:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407401

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

. . .“Firstly, China-India border LAC is very clear, that is the LAC on November 7, 1959. China announced it in the 1950s, and the international community including India are also clear about it,” the ministry said on Friday. “However, ever since this year, the Indian Army has continued to arrive a...
by SSridhar
27 Sep 2020 13:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969323

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

China's actions have given Abe's Arc of Democracy concept a push - Pallab Bhattacharya, Daily Star, Bangladesh On Sept 21, India and China held their sixth and latest round of talks to tamp down tensions along their unresolved border in Ladakh. The marathon meeting, which began in the morning and c...
by SSridhar
27 Sep 2020 12:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5238
Views: 969323

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

. . . Can India be taken for granted on that score? The events of 1971 were a shocker to the Chinese. So was 1998. . . Keep smiling at the Chinese, it keeps them wondering what India is up to next. They have a mega fear psychosis of India, they are just much more successful at hiding it, than India...
by SSridhar
27 Sep 2020 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407401

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

... Why did PRC do this? ... I have to say with deep regret that this analysis is depressing and infuriating to read, in that it sounds clueless. It is not asking the right questions at all, missing the big picture entirely. (I know it's not yours SSridhar, and you are just sharing it). KLN Murthy,...

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