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by Gyan
19 Sep 2020 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706592

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I think advance voting has already started today in some states in USA for Presidential Elections.
by Gyan
17 Sep 2020 10:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706592

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Is there any traction in USA about claim of Dr. Li Meng that Coronavirus is man-made?


https://twitter.com/iabhinavKhare/statu ... 19968?s=19
by Gyan
15 Sep 2020 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071237

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

MHA in Lok Sabha: Total foreign contributions (including interest) received by NGOs/associations registered under FCRA:

2016-17: Rs 18,337.66 crore
2017-18: Rs 19,764.64 crore
2018-19: Rs 20,011.21 crore
by Gyan
02 Sep 2020 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

I'm still inclined to believe that we don't hold Black top (which is on their side of the LAC, and they literally have observation post on the shoulder plus a road from both sides) - as reported by Nitin G and others. We did however beat them on a race to capture the ridge line to the south of the ...
by Gyan
29 Aug 2020 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316249

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Actually Kalyani offers more versions

ULH 155/39, 155/52 in Steel
ULH 155/39, 155/52 in Titanium
ULH 155/39 Steel mounted in light truck
Bharat 155/52 towed
105/37, steel, mounted on truck, jeep
ATAGS

8 versions but Zero Orders
by Gyan
21 Aug 2020 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

https://m.hindustantimes.com/columns/in ... =true&s=08


As an August 4 defence ministry note pointed out, China made fresh intrusions into Kugrang, Gogra and Pangong on May 17-18.
by Gyan
21 Aug 2020 18:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071237

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://m.hindustantimes.com/columns/in ... =true&s=08




As an August 4 defence ministry note pointed out, China made fresh intrusions into Kugrang, Gogra and Pangong on May 17-18.
by Gyan
17 Aug 2020 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177509

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

In an item which is largely slow moving technology but requires very high reliability, Reverse Engineering is best solution rather than reinventing the wheel.
by Gyan
16 Aug 2020 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1905
Views: 460752

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Interesting Read, on whats at play here.


https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... uit-claims.

Unfortunately the strong arm of Indian Diplomacy ie Military is too weak due to import addiction
by Gyan
16 Aug 2020 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741973

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Production & Order status of Prahaar & Pralaay?

Pinaka-3 (300mm diameter) what's the development status?

Is Astra MK2 alive or we will directly jump to Astra SFDR?

Have we started development of Suicide Drones like Harpy, Turoboprop Drone like Reaper?

Oops, too late :oops:
by Gyan
16 Aug 2020 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1905
Views: 460752

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Its not a minor tiff between Saudis & Pak. Saudis need India & USA in its Camp to tackle China. They can't have Pakis behaving like Mad dogs, aligning with China (hence Iran) while living on their Money. If India has cut off oil trading with Iran, then Saudis would have promised some quid pr...
by Gyan
13 Aug 2020 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1140769

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Rolls Royce is the primary propulsion solution developer and eventually provider on the Italian-British-Swedish Tempest program. Tempest program is bit of Iffy. Also the proposed Engine for Tempest is supposedly adaptive cycle, which is also an iffy and a generation ahead Collaboration with India w...
by Gyan
12 Aug 2020 01:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1140769

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

RR is out of all 5th Gen Fighter jet Programs anywhere in the world (USA, Japan, South Korea, Europe). Indian AMCA is the last opportunity. Would be good for both the parties.
by Gyan
09 Aug 2020 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1905
Views: 460752

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Its Simple Yonly

Saudi Arabia with great difficulty has persuaded Trump & then Modi to stop Crude Oil imports from Iran. China continues to import from Iran. Pakistan needling Saudis against India is not being appreciated by them as they confront Iran
by Gyan
09 Aug 2020 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

How to Come Across as Sissy in front of Whole world? Learn from our MEA.

https://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news ... ssion=true
by Gyan
09 Aug 2020 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

We need Baloch, Sindh brothers to join hands. Also I don't mind Shia Freedom fighters of POK to be more successful
by Gyan
09 Aug 2020 01:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965339

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

Good post DavidD. There is growing support in Europe for the idea of de-growth, and public sentiment is slowly building in favour of a non-GDP driven view of the economy, one that produces and consumes not just "more" but "the same or less" more responsibly, more locally, genera...
by Gyan
08 Aug 2020 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071237

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This media poll is to influence Modi and persuade him not to escalate with China. Might be a false flag operation paid for, by China
by Gyan
08 Aug 2020 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

In our Dhoti Shivering in regard to Pakistan, we have forgotten that India has maneuvered into Saudi, UAE Camp by cooling off with Iran. Saudis & Israelis have lot of influence even in Biden Camp. If Narsimhan Rao acted with Resilience in 1991-96 against Clintons then even Modi will manage with ...
by Gyan
07 Aug 2020 23:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965339

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

XPosting from India's foreign policy thread, in response to EAM Dr S Jishankar's recent article in the press India and the emerging world: The impact on the global order of China’s rise will be visible over the next generation I think he is wrong in his analysis of China, in a fundamental way. They...
by Gyan
05 Aug 2020 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

These incursions could have been stopped by 100 soldiers standing at each of 5-7 points in Riot Gear with Iron Rods in hand. The whole oversight in an Area with clear skies, no vegetation, no hiding place, known tussle points etc is very odd.
by Gyan
05 Aug 2020 15:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965339

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

WTF? 54 MoUs? China Cries Foul As India Decides To Review Presence Of Confucius Institutes https://swarajyamag.com/insta/china-cries-foul-as-india-decides-to-review-presence-of-confucius-institutes The Chinese reaction came as reports emerged that the Ministry of Education has begun a review of the...
by Gyan
05 Aug 2020 15:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2450
Views: 350513

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Yash G, thats why I say, your military thinking must consider ideology as part of armoury. Shivaji killing of Afzal Khan was not a fight between 2 individuals in which Shivaji came good. Shivaji put many years of preparation in that battle. My "guess" is that Rajputs persuaded Shivaji duri...
by Gyan
05 Aug 2020 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

I have never understood this Concept of leaving these/any posts unguarded. Due to Kargill War, let's assume we decreased deployment from 5,000 to 500 or even from 500 to 100, even then there was no question of Chinese Occupying any area/post till they over ran the remaining 100 soldiers. So thinning...
by Gyan
05 Aug 2020 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2450
Views: 350513

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Re Yash G

Shivaji lost many of his forts & was imprisoned by Aurangzeb. He escaped & inspite of being pretty weak military wise, He soon crowned himself Chattarparti right in the teeth of all Muslim Rulers around him. Why?
by Gyan
05 Aug 2020 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

It seems that China is making Paradigm changes in the way it engages with the world. CSG has been caught with its pants down as it failed to see the reality while living in Self Conceived world about Chinese behavior. Very aggressive Chinese behavior on:- 1. Interfering in Pak based Terrorist design...
by Gyan
05 Aug 2020 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

YashG, you have good knowledge on history & we will discuss again, some day in future. Thx for your inputs.
by Gyan
05 Aug 2020 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

I don't think anyone here (including me) is competent to advise Govt to start a war. But atleast see the Enemy as an Enemy. USA never fought directly against Soviets but won Protestant England, a small nation surrounded by Enemies all round Became World Biggest Empire, look at Mongol Empire or Czari...
by Gyan
04 Aug 2020 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

From wiki, but I will stop here to prevent derailing the thread The Portuguese established themselves on the western coast of India with the new weapon of warfare-the artillery, they established themselves on the western coast of India-starting in 1509 with construction of ports and forts at Calicut...
by Gyan
04 Aug 2020 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

Right, Shivaji had better Artillery than Deccan Sultanates. We continue to de-emphasise importance of ideology, philosophy, social consciousness & Will. So why did we get our ass kicked in 1962 with better Airforce?
by Gyan
04 Aug 2020 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

Anyone would like to Comment about China Study Group competence Now? After Pakistan claims Gujarat? All this is just a misunderstanding with China & it will be resolved by talks backed by Mobilization?
by Gyan
04 Aug 2020 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

Not Really. Marathas & Sikhs understood that its Civilizational fight. Marathas would fight around 150 major wars in 75 years, to topple Mughals. Sikhs had Afghanistan as their Vassal State as they killed anything that moved.
by Gyan
04 Aug 2020 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

We have to study how Sikhs & Marathas were able to defeat the same Muslim forces which won against bigger Hindu Kings for a millennium
by Gyan
03 Aug 2020 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

The post above needs editing - large portions are repeated, repeatedly! :) What objections will the IAF have and what doctrine objections is Brig Dhillon talking about? "He says the army should request the government to prevail upon the Indian Air Force to go beyond their doctrinaire objection...
by Gyan
02 Aug 2020 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759455

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Soros & other Liberal billionaires donating money & actively providing support to left/lib extremists is a template if successful will be implemented in countries like Poland, Hungary, Brazil, UK, etc. Soros has specifically mentioned Modi & India as a threat & March Delhi riots wer...
by Gyan
02 Aug 2020 13:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 241714

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Arab World Simply refuses to look at Economic Tsunami which is coming with Electric Vehicles & impending slow motion ban on fossil fuels by Europe. I think a ceiling of USD ~40 will be put on Brent by Economic exigencies.
by Gyan
02 Aug 2020 00:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

Adding to above, I dont want this issue to be resolved any time soon.. atleast I see only now India taking decisions in economy front that pushes make in India... let the stalemate continue for some time without war and if the trend continues where India is pushing economic changes, it will be wort...
by Gyan
31 Jul 2020 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82274

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

I wonder who was the man who proposed this design. He was truly a visionary. Had his design been accepted, there would have been no separate 'MK-2', TEDBF, ORCA, AMCA drama. His design combines the current 3 aircrafts into one (four if you consider that this design could be used for UCAV also), -- ...
by Gyan
30 Jul 2020 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281134

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

But are they asking for only ONE set of assemblies? That is for only One Aircraft?
by Gyan
30 Jul 2020 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706592

Re: Understanding the US - Again

China has Sovereign Fund & Advertisement Budget for its Consumer Good Companies. In fact, in my estimate the "Retail" price of Chinese Exports is USD 10 Trillion, which generates lots of Profit, Advertisements, bribes, political donations etc. For people dealing with Chinese masters er...

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