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by SSridhar
22 Feb 2021 08:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116817

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Ankit Desai wrote:
sanjayc wrote:One in two Tejas fighters to have Desi radar

Great news. Waiting for a long time.

Critical technologies are being realized. Prasad's interviews show the enormous confidence of the designers. We have crossed the inflection point in aeronautics. Great feeling.
by SSridhar
21 Feb 2021 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700024

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

1. It is we jingos who are clubbing PTso, Kailash range (yes I keep South PTso & Kailash range separate), Gogara, Hot Spring, Despsang, Galwan & Demchok. Ankit, there is also another school of thought. The Chinese always prefer a 'package deal' whether it is with us in our east, or Vietnam ...
by SSridhar
21 Feb 2021 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700024

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

manjgu wrote: I still do not understand why Ptso has to happen first.

One reason could be that Depsang had been a long-standing issue while PTso happened in May.
by SSridhar
21 Feb 2021 09:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700024

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

If only 4 were killed why hide for 8 months. The Chinese have an answer for that. They haven't said that openly as is their wont, but this is what is quoted: . . . was a balancing act intended to deter relations from worsening. The Chinese government has been under intense scrutiny for refraining f...
by SSridhar
19 Feb 2021 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700024

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

Now China claims that it lost only 4 at Galwan !! Read this ROTFL lies & excuses. China-India border clash in June left four Chinese dead, one injured, report reveals China has for the first time revealed that four of its soldiers were killed, and one seriously wounded , in last year’s Himalayan...
by SSridhar
14 Feb 2021 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

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

From SupChina Chinese officials appear to believe that there’s a decline of manliness among the nation’s overprotected schoolboys: The country’s National Ministry of Education in January issued a set of guidelines (in Chinese) that contains four fitness- and health-related measures to enhance teenag...
by SSridhar
04 Feb 2021 17:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2378
Views: 609761

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

https://www.dawn.com/news/1604889 Senate approves bill mandating Arabic be taught in all Islamabad schools Added later: And I thought Mandarin would be made compulsory in Paklands. Gautam, see even a fundamentalist all-powerful President like Zia-ul-Haq didn't implement this. Obviously, this is a r...
by SSridhar
01 Feb 2021 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 334
Views: 55784

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

SSridhar, Communism is a transplant on both Russia and China. Its like an overcoat worn to navigate the chaos of pre-modern feudalism to republicanism. Russia discarded the overcoat in 1991 coup and reverted to Tsarist regime. China under Xi is doing same without discarding the overcoat. They still...
by SSridhar
01 Feb 2021 13:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 717
Views: 96293

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

^^^ Fallout from this I wonder whether there will be a further pushing out of 'Rohingya's' This appears purely a military move to counter an overwhelming victory by a political party with which it doesn't see eye-to-eye. The party which the military supported has simply been routed. The military wo...
by SSridhar
01 Feb 2021 09:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

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

China may seek to close nuclear gap after US and Russia agree to extend New START treaty - South China Morning Post The extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) between the United States and Russia to 2026 may not only prevent an out-of-control arms race but also gives China...
by SSridhar
31 Jan 2021 17:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 334
Views: 55784

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

For the last few years I have been thinking that PRC leaders are the biggest bunch of idiots in the world. I have held that same assessment for quite some time too. While outwardly they might have modernized, inwardly they are still living in the imperial past with all the trappings of tianzia, tia...
by SSridhar
25 Jan 2021 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700024

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

China even denies a clash took place ! - Straits Times The Global Times, the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, asserted that no clash had taken place at Naku La. “There is no record of this incident in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) front-line patrol logs,” an articl...
by SSridhar
25 Jan 2021 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700024

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

Or is this a reaction to the new Biden administration in USA? The Chinese reaction to Biden wouldn't be at Indian borders. It would be at Taiwan and it happened at Taiwan. The PLAAF intruded across the Straits. The US Navy also reacted. The Biden administration also made clear its commitment to Tai...
by SSridhar
25 Jan 2021 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700024

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

India again asks China for 'complete disengagement, de-escalation' in Ladakh - Rajat Pandit, ToI India on Sunday once again asked China for “complete disengagement and de-escalation” at all the face-off sites in eastern Ladakh, amid a deepening trust deficit due to the continuing consolidation of m...
by SSridhar
20 Jan 2021 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 315
Views: 72126

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

^ I think that this is the first time India is participating in this exclusive ASW exercise. From here , Sea Dragon 2021, centers on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training and excellence to include 125 hours of in-flight training ranging from tracking simulated targets to the final problem of finding...
by SSridhar
16 Jan 2021 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116817

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

He mentions BharatRakshak between 30-31 minutes for the article on Fairchild C-82 Packet!!! And, from the way he nonchalantly mentions BR, he appears to be a long-time lurker. Aside that, it was a nice summary covering all apsects for a layman. There were also some interesting tidbits. Didn't know ...
by SSridhar
09 Jan 2021 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700024

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

ramana wrote:Please read this. The original Chinese 33-page assessment is behind paywall.

https://www.vifindia.org/article/2021/j ... iews-india


Available here for English version's download.
by SSridhar
05 Jan 2021 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221358

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Great news. Seven successive and successful launches have happened for Agni-V, as we know. It is supposed to be MIRVd as well.
by SSridhar
05 Jan 2021 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

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

I guess it might be a good idea to ban ALL Chinese apps. Unless proved otherwise , they are all detrimental to the economy and people. An Indian app could do the same thing, . . . It doesn't matter what an Indian App can or cannot do. That doesn't mean that a bunch of Chinese can come into my count...
by SSridhar
04 Jan 2021 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700024

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

We could have taken PoK in 48 or 71. We didn't because we don't want more people who don't like us. That's incorrect. In 48, we were so tied in Jammu and the Kashmir Valley that we could not pay attention to Skardu and beyond. We still made some attempts but we did not have backup. The heroic effor...
by SSridhar
04 Jan 2021 14:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

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

Jack Ma has disappeared? - ToI As Chinese regulators intensified their crackdown on Jack Ma's Ant Group, speculations are rife that the billionaire is missing. Jack Ma has reportedly not made a public appearance in over two months. Speculations about his whereabouts intensified when Ma failed to ap...
by SSridhar
04 Jan 2021 14:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

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

Manish_P wrote: is this related to the article i posted on the previous page or something different? That article mentions 1.4 cr transactions worth a whopping 21000 crores!

We are in dark, As TK says, if these SMSs continue to be sent, there are many operatives still on the loose.
by SSridhar
03 Jan 2021 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

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

Chinese firm gets contract for construction of underground stretch of Delhi-Meerut RRTS project - New Indian Express The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has awarded a contract to a Chinese company, Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Company Limited, for the construction of a 5.6-kilo...
by SSridhar
03 Jan 2021 15:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

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

This is about some Chinese trying to neuter Indians. After letting loose Wuhan China Coronavirus on the world, the Chinese are engaged in every way to take advantage of it. Two Chinese held in loan app case, Rs 300 crore under lens - ToI The Chennai police have arrested four people, including two Ch...
by SSridhar
01 Jan 2021 08:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away
Replies: 22
Views: 1638

Re: Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away

Om shanthi. A great hero who secured India's borders. Will always be remembered.
by SSridhar
31 Dec 2020 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700024

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

Rakesh wrote:X-Post from the IAF: News & Discussion thread....
In case anyone needed pictorial reference for the string of pearls


The picture shows that China's notion of 'First Island Chain' is being extended all the way to the Gulf.
by SSridhar
31 Dec 2020 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285631

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

The discussion here is more on Cheeni stuff. This is 'Vikrant' thread, please remember.
by SSridhar
30 Dec 2020 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221358

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Prem Kumar wrote:Where is this 800 Km info coming from?

The DRDO announced in February 2017 that a BrahMos missile variant with a strike range of 800 km was under development
by SSridhar
26 Dec 2020 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 334
Views: 55784

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

The 'How the U.S. Misread China’s Xi: Hoping for a Globalist, It Got an Autocrat - WSJ' article is in tune with similar articles like Ms. Cai Xia's "The Party That Failed" that appeared a few weeks back and the much earlier "Cables from the US Embassy" - all of them trying to ana...
by SSridhar
26 Dec 2020 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

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

India, Vietnam leaders discuss South China Sea, stronger defence ties - Straits Times Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Vietnamese counterpart, Mr Nguyen Xuan, discussed issues related to the South China Sea as well as defence links between the two countries during a virtual summit on Mon...
by SSridhar
25 Dec 2020 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285631

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Rakesh wrote:And who uses ballistic missiles to defeat aircraft carriers? Oh wait, what is the Dong-Feng 21 meant for then? But since that is Chinese, it is okay.

:rotfl: Certainly have heard that argument before in these threads.
by SSridhar
23 Dec 2020 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221358

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

India successfully test fires medium range surface to air missile off Odisha coast - ToI India on Wednesday successfully test fired a medium range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) from Odisha coast, defence sources said. The missile was fired from a ground mobile launcher at launch pad number-1 of th...
by SSridhar
21 Dec 2020 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)
Replies: 21
Views: 3164

Re: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)

jamwal, I have added the PAF Orbat to 1st post
by SSridhar
20 Dec 2020 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700024

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

TKiran wrote:Now they have licked their wounds and getting closer to China. What has changed in the last 3 years???

I do not buy the argument that Japan has gotten closer to China.
by SSridhar
20 Dec 2020 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700024

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

The Japan-China relationship is *not* as complicated as that between Vietnam-China or even China-Korea. Though the Chinese believe that the Hans who went after a herb for virility towards the east three thousand years back settled down in what is Japan today (and implicitly it is therefore a Chinese...
by SSridhar
20 Dec 2020 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1035
Views: 108805

Re: BR Forum Feedback

The images against thread names indicate whether there are any unread posts in that thread. They will appear only when you have logged in. I use both Firefox and Chrome on my mobile and they are there.
by SSridhar
17 Dec 2020 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)
Replies: 21
Views: 3164

Re: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)

jamwal, please provide updates here. One of us, moderators can update that first post.
by SSridhar
17 Dec 2020 16:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1117506

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

PSLV-C50 successfully places CMS-01 in geosynchronous transfer orbit. Very precise injection.

K.Sivan says, C-51 will carry a private Earth Observation Satellite built by an Indian startup + 2 other privately-built sats.
by SSridhar
16 Dec 2020 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5370
Views: 1205172

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Ramana-ji, any link for the 110kN turbofan? Rakesh, According to the UK Minister for Defence Procurement James Heappey, “Soon there will be a government to government agreement related to collaboration in developing a jet engine.” Without elaborating further the visiting minister (DefExpo 2020) ind...
by SSridhar
16 Dec 2020 09:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 53
Views: 9428

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

Thanks for posting it, KLN Murthy. I would also highlight the following from the above: It is disheartening to note Smith’s comment about the “utter failure of DSSC to impart a true sense of jointness in its graduates” . This is ironic because the very raison d’etre of the DSSC is to inculcate inter...

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