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by rpartha
08 Oct 2020 00:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

^^^ you are comparing tangible cost benefit between India and China and come to a conclusion that China can withstand these costs and they decide to take the final call. Start listing the intangible and then we will know how much India has gained out of this...
by rpartha
30 Sep 2020 02:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 231826

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

BJP is a cadre based party with a strong central leadership with an unabashedly nationalistic outlook. The BIF will not allow such a person who represents a strong central leadership to blossom in TN because they have their own separatist agenda and need the elbow room for unrestrained EJ and jehad...
by rpartha
29 Sep 2020 11:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 231826

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

BJP has no chance, and per some indications, they may be throwing in the towel for the assembly elections. There were some recent reports of the BJP state level leadership issuing guidance to the party workers to not use EVR (Periyar) unnecessarily in debates, and to address him respectfully as Per...
by rpartha
29 Sep 2020 00:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 231826

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Agree... but challenge for BJP is they dont have a face that can convert the sympathy towards the party to vote... also they need a voice... they need someone with good oratorial skill... but Maridhass channel has been a sensation... unfortunately, in some states, politicos think that it is their f...
by rpartha
28 Sep 2020 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 220
Views: 43354

Re: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

No one country has developed their own defense industry... US and Russia acquired the knowledge from Germany and they spent years to hone the skill. China in turn pretty much got whatever they have through reverse engineering or stealing... India should focus on home grown products in certain field ...
by rpartha
27 Sep 2020 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960168

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

Examine the PRC's speed with which it has modernised its military.Where did the tech come from? The US and West! Stolen miltech enabled it to modernise at warp speed. It still can't obtain "toppest drawer" Ru miltech because the Russians are more careful and their tech is less accessible ...
by rpartha
26 Sep 2020 12:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685237

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Farooq Adullah is free to migrate to Xinjiang. The chinese will treat him like a pet pig and make him a wooden club equipped warden of the jail where the Muslims of Xinjiang are 're-educated' to be a good and loyal chinese and if he tries to be too smart and shows his malsic and duplicitious charac...
by rpartha
25 Sep 2020 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685237

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Agree... point is we should show no mercy... they have taken us for a ride... I feel more Kashmiris and people of GB will prefer India when they are shown videos of atrocities in Uighur...
by rpartha
25 Sep 2020 16:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960168

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

^^ agree... this is a long game... we have to be mentally prepared for long haul and also physically prepared to take key points either in Indian or Chinese territory...
by rpartha
24 Sep 2020 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

While the initial Chinese Where is the loss of face. They got what they wanted in Doklam. Once both sides disengaged - they came back in. Now they even have their Helipads in those areas. And i guess India is okay with it since its Bhutanese Territory and we still have all heights there - can still...
by rpartha
24 Sep 2020 10:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3720
Views: 685237

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

How do we send him to Uighur camp? https://m.timesofindia.com/india/kashmiris-dont-feel-theyre-indian-farooq/articleshow/78286995.cms Farooq Abdullah says that Kashmiris would prefer China to India as they dont feel they are Indians... Is there a way we can push Uighur video en masse to Kashmir and ...
by rpartha
24 Sep 2020 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

Not a bad article especially coming from Print... https://theprint.in/opinion/linking-lac-peace-with-good-relations-shows-india-still-doesnt-get-china/507702/ Linking LAC peace with good relations shows India still doesn’t get China India’s threat to China is simple: show aggression at LAC and pay a...
by rpartha
23 Sep 2020 17:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1137
Views: 180458

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Turkey Pakistan China Iran North Korea Malaysia and who else?

Russia will be outside wont be inside...


Turkey keeps dragging Kashmir in UN

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/turkis ... 269414.cms
by rpartha
23 Sep 2020 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

Following up, in fact I am thinking China is not going to revert back to April even if there are mutual concessions and they will keep their troops near the border so as to prevent India from attacking GB... or atleast to increase the risk high for India... and even Depsang is about that...
by rpartha
23 Sep 2020 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

RM has already said what Chinese say and do are different. In that case why dont we just have the principle of saying "No" to anything the Chinese ask and see where they will go. Winter is anyways setting in. By now we would have figured out that any proposal from their side is only to im...
by rpartha
23 Sep 2020 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

^^ there is a general hatred towards Chinese nowadays throughout the world... even clips that may be from North Korea are getting passed as Chinese - even in US. So given the objective everything is fair and square. But I agree - we should not let our guard down based on these clips..
by rpartha
23 Sep 2020 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960168

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

Ananth Krishnan's book review by Sanjaya Baru https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/up-front/story/20200928-beyond-borders-1723340-2020-09-19 Beyond borders Krishnan offers interesting insig­hts into the play of power politics, the workings of the ‘workshop of the world’, a modernising cultural landsc...
by rpartha
23 Sep 2020 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 231826

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

BJP in TN is going after DMK... getting their sitting MLAs and senior leaders to join the party... lot of news items on BJP now in news channels... both positive and negative... wondering when the 2G case will restart? these DMK periarists are closet separatists and the BJP will shoot itself in bot...
by rpartha
23 Sep 2020 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824805

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

chola wrote:^^^ I was hoping for the best but it unfortunately it seems too good to be true.





Thanks...

Wow... I thought (or wishing) something is protecting us.. looks like no magic out there... if this trend continues then it means in next 3 weeks the numbers will go through the roof...
by rpartha
23 Sep 2020 01:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960168

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

Prelude to QUAD??

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/india- ... 259727.cms

India, Australia to kick off naval exercise in eastern India ..
by rpartha
23 Sep 2020 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 231826

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

BJP in TN is going after DMK... getting their sitting MLAs and senior leaders to join the party... lot of news items on BJP now in news channels... both positive and negative... wondering when the 2G case will restart?
by rpartha
23 Sep 2020 00:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824805

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

During the past four days recoveries have exceeded new cases and finally the seven day moving average of rise in new cases has dipped below zero. Hope the trend continues. -2.6% today Given that we have relaxed lockdown and most of the people are out in the streets the expectation is the number wil...
by rpartha
22 Sep 2020 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

I think the Chinis want us to announce first that we are withdrawing.. and chinis will say, their troops will move out for winter but will continue to patrol or something like that... probably dragging it towards winter to find the right excuse. Want the cake and eat it as well. We are not ready to...
by rpartha
22 Sep 2020 17:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

As expected, Chinis have been brushing up old runways in Tibet and Xinjang and modernise it. Their lack of PLAAF jets, can be easily rectified with building more runways and ALG, with field support setup. This means PLAAF will not be restricted by low fighter numbers. They add five more ALG type ai...
by rpartha
22 Sep 2020 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4308
Views: 739224

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

Of all the BRF forum, this page makes me happy... looking for the day when govt approves all the in dev and in testing equipment and all of them are with IN, AF, IA in great numbers...
by rpartha
22 Sep 2020 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3812
Views: 736188

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Where is this taken? So beautiful...
by rpartha
21 Sep 2020 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7957
Views: 1054807

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

hnair wrote:Cap on admin expenses of course! Think of that malnourished Indian kid who is going to shed a tear of pain for Beharji foregoing imported chenille throws and funky-ass scandinavian art work for his living room. The sheer chutzpah of an Indian govt, I say


Super... totally needed...
by rpartha
21 Sep 2020 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

Prasad wrote:Hiking up the mountains with a load strapped to your back is crying out for a tech solution. Electric winches/ziplines ?



Yes. Although it is very proud thing, if and when the war starts getting logistics to the frontline will be difficult without civilian collateral...
by rpartha
21 Sep 2020 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

Not sure whether this is a smart move - esp publicizing it... any country can now search Chinese merchant vessels even on the international waters stating that they may be carrying BM that can target their country... open season... Agreed. And if hostilities break out, it gives India a good reason ...
by rpartha
20 Sep 2020 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

LAC stand-off: Indian Army has occupied six new major heights "The Indian Army has occupied six new heights between August 29 and the second week of September. The new hill features being occupied by our troops include the Magar hill, Gurung Hill, Recehen La, Rezang La, Mokhpari and the domina...
by rpartha
20 Sep 2020 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

Giovanni de Briganti @JoedeBrig https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eh8822QXYAUspLY?format=jpg&name=900x900 This means any and all Cheen Merchant Ships are targets in case of any hostility like their warships. Not sure whether this is a smart move - esp publicizing it... any country can now search Chin...
by rpartha
19 Sep 2020 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960168

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

Ok... just checked... Dalai Lama's tweet was to state that he has sent a letter wishing Modi on his birthday. And he has shared the link to his letter and Modi was not tagged. So it is not a wish tweet - technically. I sincerely hope Modi responds to his letter and publicizes it.
by rpartha
19 Sep 2020 17:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960168

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

What is SCS value to the Chini? I look at the map and the only thing I can think off is the access to IOR. I dont think that it matters whether it has any value or not... the same can be said about all their other territorial fights with other countries... the actual land may be of little value but...
by rpartha
19 Sep 2020 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

It's not just weather. People from plains can't really acclimatise very well in high altitude places like this. A lot of tourists routinely fall sick in such places, even the experienced ones. It's very hot during day time with a very strong sun which can peel off exposed skin if exposed to sun eve...
by rpartha
19 Sep 2020 15:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371323

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

So much for the longevity of those 'Made in China' hyperbaric barracks/tents and heaters!
What is next? Those high speed optic fibers will start to squint in the cold?[/quote]


Weather cant be that bad now - too early in the season.. prob something else if it is actually happening...
by rpartha
18 Sep 2020 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960168

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

They keep on picking everyone...

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/1 ... -us-417604

China flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during U.S. envoy's visit

It's at least the second round of war games this month aimed at intimidating supporters of the island's independent identity.
by rpartha
18 Sep 2020 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960168

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

^^ To see this news immediately after the rejection makes it very suspicious... Also why would Australia or India or US wants to build it?? What are they going to get out of this? Saving few hundred kilometers in maritime??? Must be the handiwork of China...
by rpartha
18 Sep 2020 16:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5545
Views: 1174303

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/25k-cr ... 178556.cms

With the aim t the government is planning a production linked incentive schemes to boost local manufacturing... about 75bchemicls added to the list with more to be added later..

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