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by SSridhar
15 Sep 2019 15:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3229
Views: 478886

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

Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) Tweeted: Sir @PeaceForChange, Sargodha air base mein monument bananay walon ko theek se brief karna chahiye tha https://t.co/y0PYC5kBTW https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/1172942764637483010?s=17 :rotfl: Check the video in the tweet IT SHOWS THE PORKI MONUMENT CLAIMING MIG...
by SSridhar
15 Sep 2019 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3229
Views: 478886

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

And, some of the foreign military attaches & diplomats applauding too! We have to note them down.
by SSridhar
13 Sep 2019 09:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

India, since its independence, has recognized only the Johnson-Ardagh Line in Ladakh which gives the entire Aksai Chin to India with Shaidullah (Xiadulla now) at the north end and Pongong Tso at the southern end. After constructing the G219 Tibet-Xinjiang Hwy, the Chinese want a greater depth to pro...
by SSridhar
13 Sep 2019 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

Gautam, It could be related to upcoming Xi JinPing visit to India. Precisely my thoughts too. The China border has been quiet after the Wuhan meet last year. The Chinesee have always behaved like this ahead of an important visit. During the Chinese President, Xi Jinping’s state visit in September 2...
by SSridhar
13 Sep 2019 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 235
Views: 27206

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Two observations on the two models (Chongqing & Guangdong). 1. It is not surprising that the coastal areas are more liberal and accommodative of changes while hinterlands are less so. This is because of the interaction from visitors from other parts of the world. This has been so for centuries a...
by SSridhar
12 Sep 2019 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

Indian, Chinese soldiers get into scuffle in Ladakh - Rajat Pandit, ToI Border tensions between India and China flared up yet again on Wednesday with a prolonged confrontation between the rival troops in eastern Ladakh, even as the Indian Army gets all set to hold a major war game to test its new i...
by SSridhar
12 Sep 2019 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1876
Views: 199436

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Looks like there is a higher thrust by the throttleable engines followed by an overcompensation. Goes back to what an ISRO scientist said about overperformance.
by SSridhar
12 Sep 2019 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1876
Views: 199436

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

sudarshan wrote: . . .is this in hours:minutes, or minutes:sec

It is hh:mm because rough braking lasted 10 minutes and the graph corresponds to that. It says Time (UTC).
by SSridhar
11 Sep 2019 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1876
Views: 199436

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The Hindu has chosen not to publish rebuttal comments for that silly article. Sometimes, they publish them a few days later just to show they are neutral while the article itself has become stale by that time.
by SSridhar
11 Sep 2019 08:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 234
Views: 42844

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Army holds simultaneous exercises in Russia and U.S. - Dinakar Peri, The Hindu Amid tensions with Pakistan, an Indian Army contingent is in Russia for Exercise Tsentr 2019, which began on Tuesday. The Armies of China and Pakistan, besides those of the Central Asian Republics, are taking part in it....
by SSridhar
10 Sep 2019 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 920
Views: 156331

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

krishna_krishna wrote:Please see the link below why america wants to keep its base in Afghanistan for next 50 years :

From 20:00 onwards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91wz5sy ... e=youtu.be

Worth watching.
by SSridhar
10 Sep 2019 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306595

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/08/world/asia/afghanistan-trump-camp-david-taliban.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur . . . He said that the Taliban must be prevented from believing it can seek safe harbor in Pakistan . Believing ? The Americans just don't get it, do they? Why should they Taliban j...
by SSridhar
10 Sep 2019 14:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is on our territory: India - Kallol Bhattacherjee, The Hindu India on Tuesday rejected the reference to Jammu and Kashmir in the latest China-Pakistan joint statement and called on both countries to stop activities related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CP...
by SSridhar
10 Sep 2019 14:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

India, China to cooperate in R&D for developing new tech for manufacturing solar cell - PTI India and China have agreed on cooperation in R&D for developing new technology for manufacturing solar cell from alternate material and improvement of efficiency of solar cells , Niti Aayog said on ...
by SSridhar
09 Sep 2019 09:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

Chinese trawlers in southern Indian Ocean worry India - Dinakar Peri, The Hindu There has been a huge increase in Chinese deep-sea fishing trawlers in the southern Indian Ocean far from the Chinese coast which has raised concerns in the government and the security establishment , according to offic...
by SSridhar
08 Sep 2019 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414015

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/status/1169621278992392193?s=20 In a bid to boost to Air Force's capability to take down enemy fighter aircraft, the government has cleared the procurement of six squadrons of the indigenous Akash air defence missile systems. . . Sometime in c.2015, IAF said it w...
by SSridhar
08 Sep 2019 07:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1876
Views: 199436

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Arjun wrote:Good point made that out of the entire 'live telecast' only about two minutes was on the actual telemetry data and the rest of the time was focused on the 'people at mission control'....

Agree. Very irritating.
by SSridhar
06 Sep 2019 12:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4715
Views: 352506

Re: Deterrence

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/pakistan-nuclear-bogey-shows-lack-of-faith-in-its-army-general-bipin-rawat/articleshow/71002680.cmsPakistan nuclear bogey shows lack of faith in its Army: General Bipin Rawat - Manu Pubby, Shaurya Karanbir Gurung, Economic Times The Army chief said ...
by SSridhar
05 Sep 2019 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

Huawei is a national security concern, says Trump - PTI Asserting that Chinese technology giant Huawei is a national security concern for the United States, President Donald Trump on Wednesday said doing business with the company is not part of the ongoing trade negotiations with China. “It’s a nat...
by SSridhar
05 Sep 2019 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

No Chinese incursion, says Army - The Hindu The Army on Wednesday denied any Chinese incursion in Arunachal Pradesh, rejecting claims made by MP and State BJP president Tapir Gao that Chinese troops had constructed a temporary wooden bridge over a stream in Anjaw district last month. Army spokesper...
by SSridhar
05 Sep 2019 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306595

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

salaam wrote:For your kind attention, Ayesha Siddiqa’s latest interview (I didn’t found any new material):
https://youtu.be/aowRtORi008

Unfortunately I can’t find what Pravin said.

Thanks.
by SSridhar
05 Sep 2019 05:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306595

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Latest gem from one of our “liberal” press. https://twitter.com/pravinsawhney/status/1169290043661271041?s=21 I apologize to have spoken to @indiatvnews. I don’t watch this channel, had no clue they were doing derogatory show on Pak army. Came to my office, sought bite on Pak Army which I assess to...
by SSridhar
04 Sep 2019 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam formally withdraws extradition Bill, but would protesters be appeased? - Straits Times Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday (Sept 4) formally withdrew a contentious extradition Bill following months of protests. "The government will formally withdraw th...
by SSridhar
04 Sep 2019 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

China has grabbed more land than East India company: Maldives former President - ANI Comparing China to the East India Company, former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has alleged that without firing a bullet Beijing has grabbed more land than East India Company. In his address to the Indian Oce...
by SSridhar
04 Sep 2019 15:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4715
Views: 352506

Re: Deterrence

Pakistan rules out change in its nuclear policy - ToI ISLAMABAD: A day after Prime Minister Imran Khan unexpectedly announced that Pakistan will not use nuclear weapons or initiate military action against India first, Islamabad on Tuesday in a U-Turn said that there was no such change in its nuclea...
by SSridhar
04 Sep 2019 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

China still pursuing nuclear fuel processing plant with Areva: official - Reuters China is still actively promoting a nuclear fuel processing project with France’s Areva , the head of its nuclear safety watchdog said at a briefing on Tuesday, where he also criticized a U.S. blacklisting of Chinese ...
by SSridhar
04 Sep 2019 13:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

Will LandSpace be China’s SpaceX? - The Space Review On July 25, a Chinese NewSpace company, Interstellar Glory (also known as i-Space or Space Honor), made a successful orbital launch, sending two smallsats into a 300-kilometer orbit. Before that, two other companies, LandSpace and OneSpace , made...
by SSridhar
03 Sep 2019 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 148396

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

China Silk Road plan needs clean investment safeguards - Reuters SHANGHAI: China's Belt and Road Initiative must bring cost-effective new low-carbon methods to developing countries and avoid outdated polluting technologies in order to ensure global climate goals are met, a new study said on Monday....
by SSridhar
02 Sep 2019 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1876
Views: 199436

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

SaiK wrote:I didn't understand the flipping here. Can you please explain

Flip once, fire the lander engine to reverse thrust, then flip the lander back agaiin
by SSridhar
02 Sep 2019 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

So, the Modi-Xi summit meet will be at Mahabalipuram between October 11 & 13
by SSridhar
02 Sep 2019 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4715
Views: 352506

Re: Deterrence

Pakistan has tactical nuclear bombs as small as 125-250-grams to target India: Pak Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad - PTI " Pakistan has as small as 125-250-gram atom bombs also, which may hit (and destroy) a targeted area ," The News newspaper quoted the minister as saying after he inspecte...
by SSridhar
02 Sep 2019 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306595

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Somewhat on the lines of Abhijeet Iyer Mitra's expose on media, but also discusses other things. The real consequence - Claude Arpi, Daily Pioneer The abrogation of Article 370 has led to a lot of typing on the keyboards of Indian as well as foreign journalists. Most scribes were ill-informed about ...
by SSridhar
02 Sep 2019 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306595

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Pakistan offers consular access to Jadhav today - Indrani Bagchi, ToI Pakistan has once again offered consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. Announcing the decision, Pakistani foreign office spokesperson Mohammed Faisal tweeted, "Consular access for Indian spy Commander Kulbhush...
by SSridhar
01 Sep 2019 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 920
Views: 156331

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Taliban style of negotiation https://www.dailysabah.com/asia/2019/09/01/taliban-attack-2nd-afghan-city-as-us-says-peace-deal-close The Taliban attacked a second Afghan city in as many days on Sunday and killed several members of security forces, officials said, even as Washington's peace envoy said...
by SSridhar
01 Sep 2019 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1876
Views: 199436

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

This 1994 ISRO Magazine discusses in detail the various separation mechanisms employed. Satellites are separated using the same technique of lander separation in CY-2. “It will all be very very quick, the process is similar to how a satellite separates from the launch vehicle,” Isro chairman K Siva...
by SSridhar
01 Sep 2019 19:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306595

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Bajwa has the ears of the Chinese. Remember that he once conducted a(n) (unauthorized) cabinet meeting on CPEC when Nawaz Sharif was away? After the latest extension, China congratulated Bajwa calling him an 'old friend' and praising his 'robust contributions' to China-Pak relationship, an unheard o...
by SSridhar
01 Sep 2019 19:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1876
Views: 199436

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

After separation why wait for Sep 7th? Is not the orbital position to commence the soft landing not achieved earlier than 7th? My layman's brain thinks the lander carrying the rover would complete more than on revolution in 4 earth days.... I know I am missing something very basic. We want one full...
by SSridhar
01 Sep 2019 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

India reacts to presence of Chinese coast guard ships near ONGC blocks; says differences should be resolved peacefully - WION India has reacted to Chinese intrusion into Vietnam's exclusive economic zone where India's ONGC and Russia's Rosneft have their blocks stationed. New Delhi has called for u...
by SSridhar
01 Sep 2019 07:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1876
Views: 199436

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

This 1994 ISRO Magazine discusses in detail the various separation mechanisms employed. Satellites are separated using the same technique of lander separation in CY-2.
by SSridhar
31 Aug 2019 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3345
Views: 517277

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

Xi Jinping tells Rodrigo Duterte to ‘put aside’ South China Sea dispute and focus on oil and gas deal - SCMP Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte to “put aside” the maritime dispute between the two countries and instead focus on pushing forward a deal to...

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