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by SSridhar
21 Jan 2019 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

Xi Jinping keeps China on high alert for 'black swan' events: Report - Reuters China must be on guard against "black swan" risks while fending off "grey rhino" events, President Xi Jinping said on Monday, adding that the economy faces deep and complicated changes, state news age...
by SSridhar
18 Jan 2019 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3502
Views: 651515

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

JayS wrote:. . .Funny statement in the report - "In order to reduce the weight and increase the mass,". Mass instead of payload, I suppose.


Mass fraction, I suppose
by SSridhar
16 Jan 2019 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

China expanding access to strategic foreign ports: Pentagon - PTI China is expanding its access to strategic foreign ports like Pakistan's Gwadar and Sri Lanka's Hambantota to pre-position the logistic framework necessary to support the growing presence of its military in the Indian Ocean and beyon...
by SSridhar
14 Jan 2019 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 913
Views: 37134

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

In case you missed the pics, there was one photo of the actual ship, accompanied by multiple others showing the carefully choreographed (and packaged for publicity) ceremonial events. Exactly. Read my post just after Kengsley's post. Admins can't run a referendum on every action. If some poster doe...
by SSridhar
14 Jan 2019 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3445
Views: 568077

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

There is no encouragement to arguing over Admin decisions. Period.
by SSridhar
14 Jan 2019 09:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3445
Views: 568077

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Kengsley, there was no need for those pictures. Just those two lines you wrote would have sufficed. Even that is stale news. Don't post propaganda material here.
by SSridhar
12 Jan 2019 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 843
Views: 71019

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

8 people from India have joined Al Qaeda wing: NIA - The Hindu The headline is partially wrong because Jabat al-Nusra announced a tactical break-up with AQ on July 28, 2016 hoping to garner support from various other groups that were also fighting in Syria but were unwilling to join with an Al Qaed...
by SSridhar
12 Jan 2019 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

Top US Navy officer to visit China amid heightened tensions - AP The U.S. Navy’s top officer will visit China starting on Sunday amid increasing frictions in the South China Sea and other issues underscoring their rivalry for dominance in Asia. The Navy says Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Rich...
by SSridhar
12 Jan 2019 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4675
Views: 293441

Re: Deterrence

I liked the Russian presentation, especially by Rogov. They spoke to the point, unlike the Chinese Professor.
by SSridhar
11 Jan 2019 09:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 180259

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

India raises 5 points to prove Imran govt is trying to mainstream terror - Sachin Parashar, ToI With Pakistan PM Imran Khan stating that it is India which has blocked engagement between the two countries, the government has hit out at Pakistan saying Islamabad has done nothing to create an atmosphe...
by SSridhar
09 Jan 2019 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

China's new naval radar can monitor areas size of India: Report China has developed an advanced compact size maritime radar which can maintain constant surveillance over an area of the size of India , media reported Wednesday. The domestically-developed radar system will enable the Chinese navy to ...
by SSridhar
05 Jan 2019 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

The complete text of the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act, ARIA recently signed by Trump. Excerpts SEC. 203. UNITED STATES-CHINA RELATIONSHIP. (a) IN GENERAL.—The United States Government— (1) expresses grave concerns with Chinese actions that seek— (A) to further constrain space for civil society a...
by SSridhar
04 Jan 2019 17:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 843
Views: 71019

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

NIA arrests 21-year-old for supplying weapons to suspected ISIS-inspired group - PTI The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly providing weapons to members of a suspected ISIS-inspired terror group who were arrested recently, officials said Friday. The acc...
by SSridhar
03 Jan 2019 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

Here is the full reply of Ms. Tsai to Xi. President Tsai Ing-wen, on the afternoon of January 2 in the Presidential Office auditorium, explained the Taiwan government's position on a speech delivered by China's President Xi Jinping (習近平) commemorating the 40th anniversary of the so-called "Mes...
by SSridhar
03 Jan 2019 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

Unification is the goal, force an option, Xi Jinping warns Taiwan - Chris Buckley, NYT China’s president, Xi Jinping, warned Taiwan that unification must be the ultimate goal of any talks over its future and that efforts to assert full independence could be met by armed force, laying out an unyield...
by SSridhar
03 Jan 2019 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

Xi Jinping says China 'must be, will be' reunified with Taiwan - Straits Times China must be and will be reunified with Taiwan, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday (Jan 2) as he called for the two rivals to work together to realise the "historic task" of complete reunification. "I...
by SSridhar
02 Jan 2019 13:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

China building 'most advanced' naval warships for Pakistan: report - PTI China is building the first of four "most advanced" naval warships for its "all-weather ally" Pakistan as part of a major bilateral arms deal to ensure among other things "balance of power" in the...
by SSridhar
29 Dec 2018 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 180259

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

ISI plot to target Army foiled, illegal phone exchange busted in Hyderabad - Raj Shekhar, ToI Based on inputs provided by a military intelligence unit in J&K, the Telangana Police have unearthed an illegal internet telephony exchange in Hyderabad that was allegedly being used by Pakistan-based ...
by SSridhar
28 Dec 2018 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 180259

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

The inescapable question to ask in this august forum then is, when is SUPARCO planning to send a Pakistani to space. It had better be before c. 2022. I remember Musharraf boasting a decade back that SUPARCO engineers, technicians & scientists were better than ISRO's, didn't he? Pakistan has a ch...
by SSridhar
28 Dec 2018 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 843
Views: 71019

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

How ‘Abu Huzaifa’ is radicalising Indian youths online - Raj Shekhar, ToI The self-styled terror module busted by the national intelligence agency on Wednesday was being controlled by an online entity by the name of “Abu Huzaifa al Bakistani” who has been handling close to two dozen youths through ...
by SSridhar
28 Dec 2018 15:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 843
Views: 71019

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

National Investigation Agency raids: Why Jafrabad is usual suspect for sleuths - Somreet Bhattacharya, ToI NEW DELHI: Jafrabad hid its anxieties under an appearance of calm on Thursday morning. Residents of this north-east Delhi locality comprising Chauhan Bangar and Babarpur actually expected more...
by SSridhar
28 Dec 2018 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 843
Views: 71019

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

NIA busts IS-inspired terror module, 10 held in Delhi, UP - ToI In a pre-emptive counter-terror action, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday {26 Dec 2018} busted a major Islamic State-inspired module based in Delhi and UP that was, according to NIA, at an “advanced stage” of prepara...
by SSridhar
25 Dec 2018 13:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 180259

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

nandakumar wrote:6B (Saudi) . . . is what I recall reading. . . .

Nandakumar, see this.

From the above,
Saudi Arabia has announced a US$12 package for Pakistan in three years.
by SSridhar
25 Dec 2018 13:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

The decades that transformed China - Pallavi Aiyyar, The Hindu An excellent article. The December 1978 Third Plenary Session of the Eleventh Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) might sound obscure, but its global repercussions were of seismic proportions. Deng Xiaoping’s series ...
by SSridhar
25 Dec 2018 09:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

View: Don’t be so deferential to China; leverage conciliatory mood to correct imbalances - Dilip Sinha, Economic Times The writer is a former diplomat. Parliament’s standing committee on external affairs has expressed concern that the Indian gover nment’s “conventionally deferential foreign policy”...
by SSridhar
25 Dec 2018 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 180259

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

As IMF talks sputter, govt seeks another route KSA is giving USD 12B, UAE USD 6B (with 3B already deposited as cash), China has committed help (only that it didn't want Imran Khan to disclose it for fear that others would demand the same!), begging trips to Malaysia and Indonesia are in the works a...
by SSridhar
25 Dec 2018 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3502
Views: 651515

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

Kulasekharapatnam, 8.3989° N, 78.0524° E
Launch azimuth for PSLV, 180 deg (i.e. due south). No dogleg.
by SSridhar
21 Dec 2018 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 843
Views: 71019

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

Dammaj Salafis the launch pad for IS in Kerala: Islamic State leader - ToI KOZHIKODE: Abdul Rashid Abdulla, the leader of the Islamic State (IS) module from Kerala, has claimed that the launching pad for the IS in Kerala was the Dammaj Salafis (a group of extreme Salafis who are against democracy, ...
by SSridhar
21 Dec 2018 19:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

Chinese & US collusion in equipping Pakistan with Nukes is accepted by the US State Department and revealed now. That apostle of non-proliferation, Jimmy Carter, stands exposed. We knew that all along but it is confirmed now. US turned blind eye to Pakistan's nuclear programme in 70s after China...
by SSridhar
21 Dec 2018 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

Swaraj, Chinese FM hold talks under new framework - PTI In yet another step towards improving ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Friday held extensive talks under a newly established framework and agreed on "ten pillars" of cooperation to ...
by SSridhar
21 Dec 2018 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 180259

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Scientists, managers told of Pak. designs: Rajnath - The Hindu Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday that top scientists and senior managers in critical sectors like atomic, space, defence, power, oil and gas were sensitised to threats as “economic installations and iconic institutions” are...
by SSridhar
21 Dec 2018 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

Govt. mulls scrutiny of Huawei, ZTE - PTI The government will be mindful of concerns around national security threat from Chinese telecom gear firms like Huawei and ZTE at the time of the commercial roll-out of 5G networks but has no issues as far as their participation in the trial of the next gen...
by SSridhar
20 Dec 2018 14:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 180259

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

It is like that grandfathering nuclear scheme.
by SSridhar
20 Dec 2018 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3485
Views: 735660

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Tejas fuel droptank put through test in Chennai - The Hindu A team of scientists from the Fatigue and Fracture Laboratory and the Advanced Seismic Testing and Research Laboratory, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), Chennai, conducted a crucial qualification test of the fuel drop ta...
by SSridhar
18 Dec 2018 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 180259

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Peregrine wrote:Thus the Total GDP of Terroristan is less the Market Capitalization of the Top Three Indian Companies quoted above . . .

Peregrine hi, Cruel, very. That's why Terroristanis say kafir Indians have a small heart.
by SSridhar
18 Dec 2018 17:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

ArjunPandit wrote: . . I see airtel wifi routers at home made in china and huawei . . .

Hathway FTTH and now Jio use Chinese ONTs. There is nothing else in the market.
by SSridhar
18 Dec 2018 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2632
Views: 340553

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

Japan to buy more stealth fighters, radar to counter China, Russia - Reuters Japan will accelerate spending on advanced stealth fighters, long-range missiles and other equipment over the next five years to support US forces facing China's military in the Western Pacific, two new government defence ...

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