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by YashG
06 Oct 2020 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3666
Views: 1026523

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why not as a cbg killer? It's not like the missile is going to slow down so much that the ship(s) is going to disappear in the 10 minutes of time it has? During this time, a mpa could stay far away from the cbg air cover, and keep tracking it, providing mcu to the missile. Even if carriers might be...
by YashG
15 Sep 2020 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401887

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

This is my last reply on this. Its getting OT. India is general and Modi specifically have a very biased and ignorant media coverage in the West, which gets most of its cues from Indian lefty media. For most western media houses, India does not matter. They have the same sense of responsibility deri...
by YashG
15 Sep 2020 13:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401887

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

But China will be brought down by combo of military action + diplomatic pressure, whichever way u achieve the two. I'd like to humbly ask how diplomatic pressure can bring anyone down? What exact tangible goals can diplomatic pressure realize? And given the chinese "don't give a hoot about dip...
by YashG
15 Sep 2020 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401887

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

- Modi has to appease the “liberals” of India and the world if he is to get any support from outside India for standing yp to China. There in one line u summed up the article. Alternatively if our GDP did well, no one will have any issues about what Modi does. Han army cannot in any case do much to...
by YashG
15 Sep 2020 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401887

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

This article is the same old rehash of how India should bow to the world because there is a nuclear armed neighbour involved. Also, give more to peacefools (in other words pakis) who btw just 70 years ago split this nation into two. If we care so much for the fiberal crowd then real-politik is alre...
by YashG
15 Sep 2020 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401887

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

Geopolitics is a game of give & take. If we were growing at 10% growth rate, West would work with anything - India, Bharat or Aryavarta. Nw that we're not, we have no choice. Also UPA is dead, congress is dead - they will never come back. So "UPA vs NDA" is now just academic debate. Gi...
by YashG
15 Sep 2020 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401887

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

S Babones at Foreign Policy writes super practical columns on China. https://foreignpolicy.com/author/salvatore-babones/ this was his masterpeice - https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/06/china-superpower-defense-technology-spending/ Then recently China's plan to build a thai canal to get a faster acce...
by YashG
13 Aug 2020 14:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4621
Views: 762592

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

... Between CAA & Art. 370, only one of them would have been comprehensively defensible - Only Kashmir is non-negotiable. GoI should have been more tactical in making its choices. We could very well do without wishes of US but Modi still visits US often and for good reasons - we still have a lo...
by YashG
13 Aug 2020 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4621
Views: 762592

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Did Trump ever go so much against India? https://thewire.in/world/us-nominee-joe-biden-caa-nrc-kashmir Joe Biden 'Disappointed' With CAA, NRC, Seeks Restoration of Rights for People of Kashmir A group of Hindu Americans has reached out to the Biden campaign expressing resentment to the language use...
by YashG
10 Aug 2020 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967312

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

I think there might be some element of truth in this. In my view (FWIW) Modi was never too interested in military conflict with either Pak or China. He has relied on Doval to guide and do much of the legwork on national security, which has worked out mostly fine for internal security. But at a time...
by YashG
09 Aug 2020 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967312

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

RM ji is to address a press conference @ 10 AM IST. The announcement for the Press conference was made just now on republic tv. Not sure what it is going to be. I hope he will announce we are declaring weapons production in war mode - buying 83 LCAs, no more holidays for those in armed forces produ...
by YashG
09 Aug 2020 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967312

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

Our perception line is the line we have grown seeing as Ind-Chn border in our textbooks all along. Perception line is the border.
by YashG
09 Aug 2020 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316377

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Aditya_V wrote:Denel blacklisting was part of CBM measures as those anti material rifles were causing trouble for the Pakis.


is there anything more to read in this somewhere?
by YashG
08 Aug 2020 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967312

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

schinnas wrote:All the more reason for India to go kinetic in Sept / Oct of Cheen don't go back to old status quo as of April 2020.

Xi can avoid embarassment by withdrawing unconditionally.


Well going Kinetic is fabulous!
by YashG
08 Aug 2020 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967312

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

Guddu wrote:
YashG wrote:


I disagree, have to wait and see. Biden is demented, no chance of a win. 538 site was completely wrong the last time and predicted a massive Hillary win.


Yes 538 cud be wrong. We can wait and see. But we have to prepare for whatever happens.
by YashG
08 Aug 2020 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967312

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

While India and Indian Americans need to learn to win the narrative in the west, don't think too much into it. Whether Dems or Republicans, the cold war with China is a reality going forward as Xi has revealed his pangs prematurely. Going forward, with the US public mood fully against China, no US ...
by YashG
08 Aug 2020 12:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967312

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

Because from Modi's POV - When Biden get elected, the liberal bench in washington will get more active. It will put pressure on Modi's agenda. He can deflect that pressure only if he doesnt have Chinese breathing down his neck. Even pre Laddakh, his original move was to keep Xi/China close enough t...
by YashG
08 Aug 2020 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2452
Views: 351290

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Absolutely. In battle of plassey - 12 odd cast iron cannons went against 30 or more cannons of the Bengal state. And you knw what happened next. But our 'thops' are also good are good as well. This piece of history is behind us. That 1000 year humiliation is also never going to happen again. If you...
by YashG
08 Aug 2020 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967312

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

WADR Balakot happened right before the 2019 election that did not deter Modi to act. That time we all were saying the same thing. Modi will stop short of some strong military action. Secondly, the assumption Biden will win, based on whatever polls we see in August is plain naive. American's do not ...
by YashG
07 Aug 2020 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967312

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

Pressure on Chinese is increasing. The longer they dribble this, they will get more and more boiled. Their best chance out of this would be to make some new status quo and cool down. Question is will Modi allow this. If the political fallout of this compromise is not a lot, he will and just buy his ...
by YashG
07 Aug 2020 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2452
Views: 351290

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

^^^ Yashji For a long time the 'dharmic way' of fighting or 'Dharma Yudh' had been drilled in the folks pschye And relying on individual valour than collective has been our down fall. Even though Battle of Panipat I was green on green action: Babur's small 'thops' or canons was enough to frighten t...
by YashG
07 Aug 2020 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2452
Views: 351290

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

But win some, lose some....our mindset and worldview arose due to the sheltered nature which our geography afforded us- unparalleled in the ancient world- geographically isolated but very fertile land, warm temperatures etc- which allowed for settled agriculture and urban society which afforded mat...
by YashG
07 Aug 2020 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2452
Views: 351290

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

@Adrija yes ur correct that Diamond's book very much misses India. To my own surprise and many others - thats quite a miss. When u say we meet his conditions of geography/societal progress (I'm assuming access to nutritious seeds, availability of useful/large mammals) - Again you're correct. We do. ...
by YashG
07 Aug 2020 13:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2452
Views: 351290

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

I'd agree with @nachiket about Marathas not adapting to new warfare tactics. If you'll go into the fineprint of the Battle of Assaye - you'd realise there was very little differentiating us from the British. We could have almost won that war. The Marathas fought so well - even to the point that when...
by YashG
06 Aug 2020 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2452
Views: 351290

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 dur...
by YashG
05 Aug 2020 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2452
Views: 351290

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Gyanji - Its a complex picture. But I have no concrete answers to this - perhaps if you're suggesting something pl elaborate. But all said and done - Shivaji was great thinker/commander and like one he set into place the morale and basics of Maratha empire/warfare machinery. The connon tech/tactics ...
by YashG
05 Aug 2020 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206496

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I think this deal for ICV is pretty much with the Striker. There is lack of some global competition here. Buying the Kestrel did not warrant a competition . The Kestrel seems like just a token participation and not make it a single vendor buy. The Kestrel has still not gone through the mandatory su...
by YashG
05 Aug 2020 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967312

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

Gyan wrote:YashG, you have good knowledge on history & we will discuss again, some day in future. Thx for your inputs.


Sure Gyanji - Btw I just updated the post with missing image links of references. I'm a great fan of Indian miltech history.
by YashG
05 Aug 2020 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967312

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

ParGha wrote:Carry on the history discussion here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3788

Thanks - Mods cn we move all related posts on this historical 'discussion' to this thread. Or whatever is the best thing to do.
by YashG
05 Aug 2020 01:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967312

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

Mods: Yes this forum is not about historical analysis. RIght way would be to put historical analysis in the right thread and post a crosslink at best. I even tried searching for the right thread to post this - "The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common wo...
by YashG
04 Aug 2020 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967312

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 Oh this is going to be interesting. I will not comment on Sikhs _ I don not know enough to. But Marathas by the end of Mughal Empire in in India were able to ex...
by YashG
04 Aug 2020 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206496

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/Maverick_bharat/status/1290625680728715265?s=20 ---> Indian Army to procure armoured infantry combat vehicles. * Contenders : ✓Tata WHAP ✓Humvee ✓Stryker * Front Runner : ✓Tata WhAP Oh you dont buy indigenous WHAP now and then no one should be allowed to utter 'Atma Nirbhar Bhar...
by YashG
02 Aug 2020 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084489

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

Repeating again my earlier comments; The single biggest factor which helped build our aerospace was the choice of F404 engine. Our designers were berated for choice of tech and aiming so high, instead of building a Mig21+. Our designers are having the last laugh. Just to add - PRC has copied Russia...
by YashG
02 Aug 2020 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 380398

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Cholaji, by surpassing i do not intend in terms of quantity. But demonstrable quality leadership and capabilities. We have missions lined up for venus, moon and we have plans for building heavy lift, superheavylift rockets and even recoverable shuttle based on just a single SCE 200 engine combos, wh...
by YashG
02 Aug 2020 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 380398

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

When I began following the LCA and Kaveri those many moons ago, the J-10 and WS-10 were our evil twins. We were ahead in both airframe and engine during those initial heady years. In the years that followed though, we poured billions into screwdriver giri and outright phoren buys in the MKI and MiG...
by YashG
01 Aug 2020 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084489

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

We should have a rule in IAF that no aircraft type with less than 5 squadruns (or whatever a more practical number in terms of logistics) should be inducted. If inducted, efforts be made to reach 5 squadrun number. So MIG29 should be atlest 5 squads. I wish we could do the same for Mirage2000.
by YashG
01 Aug 2020 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 380398

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

The PRC aerospace industry is of an infinitely greater depth and breadth than HAL (which is basically our entire industry.) The more you chinimil-watch the more you are impressed with not their fighters but all the other stuff like the CJ-6, Jl-9, Y-5, Y-7, Y-8, Y-9, Y-12 that are powered by piston...
by YashG
31 Jul 2020 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084489

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

The J-20 is by no means a copy of the F-22. The designs are significantly different. If it can be compared to anything it is the Mig 1.44 MFI prototype that flew in 2000 although with stealth shaping and modern avionics added in. Even that resemblance is probably by accident. I have read on multipl...

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