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by Vidur
01 Aug 2020 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1459
Views: 279230

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^^^ The silverlining here is a push that might get us private sector capacity. But as the rotors division of HAL is its most sccessful, losing the NUH contest and its big contract for 111 copters to yet more phoreners even in partnership feels very bad. I do trust the Navy though. They have never b...
by Vidur
26 Jul 2020 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964652

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

In above post which you have replied to please read DPP as SPP from line 3 , para 4 onwards
by Vidur
26 Jul 2020 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964652

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

Manish, These guys while Manoharji was alive were taking regular potshots at him. So dont fall for their tears. Parrikar plan assumedbthere is time. Depsang, Dokhlam, RiaSAT, and Galwan show no time. To integrate SPICE on Rafale will take time. So if you dont buy those HAMMER bombs you would rule o...
by Vidur
26 Jul 2020 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964652

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

^^^^ Looks like that. Or is it some trick of MEA babus to defang enemy with talks onlee :P How are you doing? How is your son doing? BTW these are 5th round of talks between Army commanders. Not MEA. It's about restoring status quo. Let's see. This is my personal opinion : I don't believe Chinese w...
by Vidur
25 Jul 2020 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964652

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

More than weapon systems, policies, government actions, reactions - more than what world powers of all hue do, even more than the nature of our adversaries and even their actions, the MOST Dominant Factor influencing the Security of a People, a Community, a Nation - a Civilization, the "Big El...
by Vidur
18 Jul 2020 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964652

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

Lt Gen N, definitely represents views of CSG. I earlier thought that he was defending the Govt response but now I have a feeling that he is defending views of CSG. He says that Sumurdong Chu has been vacated by China, Has it? Or I heard it wrong? I don't know much about border situations but I know...
by Vidur
07 Jun 2020 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82079

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

May I request moderators to cross post my above post in relavent threads. It would really help to develop an accurate database of productivity of DPSUs.
by Vidur
07 Jun 2020 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82079

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

I came across an interesting report recently that one DPSU in electronics had been sanctioned a lot of money and 500 acres of land for setting up a new plant but spent a lot of it in creating an officers colony with very high end facilities including top class swimming pools etc. Another sanction ha...
by Vidur
21 May 2020 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 834099

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Has this group done realistic war gaming ? There is an interesting situation developing vis a vis China.

One approach as someone succintly put is to 'Hanut the Han'. Interesting tweet thread

https://twitter.com/Ak5985965/status/12 ... 4344019968
by Vidur
18 May 2020 20:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 834099

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

BSF+ITBP+SSB should be amalgamated. Top echelons commanded by Army officers instead of IPS. Control should be moved to Defence Ministry, DMA. Budget should move also. Training institutions for their officers should be amalgamated to one. Jawan training institutions should be rationalised and regiona...
by Vidur
18 May 2020 19:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 834099

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

The IPS sees it self as part of the bureaucracy but also wants the trappings of military - rank badges, stars, flags. Oops, Im sorry, forgot abt you Sir! No disrespect meant, some of closest friends and family are UPSC cadre with good influence. They have helped me on few occassions, I'm actually g...
by Vidur
18 May 2020 15:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 834099

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

The IPS sees it self as part of the bureaucracy but also wants the trappings of military - rank badges, stars, flags. IPS was the Imperial Police Serive of British Raj meant to keep the natives in place and ensure no resistance while the Raj exploited natural resources to be sent to UK to be turned ...
by Vidur
18 May 2020 14:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 834099

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^ arre Sahib, why again choose from UPSC? Do we need more lessons on their effectiveness? No such complaints ever come abt these units, which are manned and controlled by Army. But, they were caught young, sent to army camps from recruitment itself, always under the gaze of Army Officers, no room t...
by Vidur
04 May 2020 18:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 814550

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Somebody forwarded this twitter thread on Handwara to me. It is an excellent assessment of what needs to change in anti terrorist operations. I found it very illuminating

https://twitter.com/Ak5985965/status/12 ... 0792693760
by Vidur
27 Feb 2020 17:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059838

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I was asked why I think Muslims mobilise so quickly 1. Conviction - underlying everything is a strong conviction that killing and destroying unbelievers is what God wants. Kafirs are inferior in every way. You will see this pervasive across all levels of society. Infact more in the 'educated'. 2. Tr...
by Vidur
27 Feb 2020 08:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059838

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Any thoughts on spinning off a think-tank from BR? Anyone interested in pursuing this thought? That is a super idea. More than a Think Tank you need an Action Group that can fight Information Warfare and change the narrative on ground, on wikipedia etc. Bring out the truth. Accept that govt and rul...
by Vidur
27 Feb 2020 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059838

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Only way to stop it is to impose severe costs...sometimes it means letting the retaliation play out. That is the only way of effective communication. In UP CM has used both offensive action of police and legal means to impose financial costs. It has had a salutory effect...atleast for now. Vidurji:...
by Vidur
27 Feb 2020 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059838

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Again, you raise many valid points. Let me share my experience as a DM. Its usually 'minority' community which riots. Police is usually ineffective. So 'majority' has no option but to defend itself. When they do so, entire administration including SDMs, DM, SP, SSP, sometimes even District Judge de...
by Vidur
27 Feb 2020 00:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059838

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

When I read the anguished posts on the forum I am reminded of a certain field marshal making the comment that the Hindu moral will not stand more than a few blows. Be strong and rest assured that action will be taken. Its not a question of morale, but of sheer WTF'ness that has characterized the GO...
by Vidur
26 Feb 2020 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059838

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The statement and followup on it, if any, by itself is not wrong. Gas supply, Road, Healthcare, School, Agri schemes, etc for All are right. The statement is definitely wrong, because it signifies a mindset that bribing folks is the way forward. And that too based on communal lines. Has he uttered ...
by Vidur
26 Feb 2020 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059838

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I agree Karan. Warnings were given like in the letter below but perhaps not taken seriously. One can only hope that issues you raised plus those in the article below are seriously considered. https://resonantnews.com/2020/02/23/diplomatic-missions-must-be-amped-up-to-help-india-fight-5th-generation-...
by Vidur
26 Feb 2020 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059838

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This is the kind of unrealistic expectation that will ensure we have nobody left on our side period. Foolishness is of planning. Its of lack of ability to decipher the complete hatred and Hinduphobia the left and the fiberal crowd has and how they are in bed with the M extremist crowd. The foolishn...
by Vidur
26 Feb 2020 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059838

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The situation is concerning so I have decided to share my views as a resident of Delhi and a bureaucrat 1. The game plan is to cower down and emasculate Hindus with long term objective of creating an Islamic State. I do not need to state the consequences of that. 2. In that they are helped with a st...
by Vidur
08 Feb 2020 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213360

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The best article written on the CDS. Accurate and authentic. Concluding Part of 2 Part series. This series covers all problems with defence, evolution of CDS, problems with CDS and recommended solutions. Short, accurate and topical. https://www.yuddhaneeti.com/post/cds-a-shining-future-for-indian-de...
by Vidur
08 Feb 2020 20:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 47250

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

The best article written on the CDS. Accurate and authentic. Concluding Part of 2 Part series. This series covers all problems with defence, evolution of CDS, problems with CDS and recommended solutions. Short, accurate and topical. https://www.yuddhaneeti.com/post/cds-a-shining-future-for-indian-de...
by Vidur
12 Jan 2020 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082707

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

fanne ji, 1. Corruption - Is the main issue. We hang our hopes on one person or the other. But we are unable to get it out of our system. It is all pervasive. When he came to power, Rajiv Gandhi was Mr. clean and did some good work. By the time he was ousted from power, the cleanliness was lost buy...
by Vidur
12 Jan 2020 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 754186

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I never knew of the lady till someone pointed her out a few weeks ago. Since then have done some research out of interest. She is an expert in geopolitics with a specialisation in Pakistan. Certainly not military equipment, fighter aircraft and war fighting tactics. She has zero domain expertise in...
by Vidur
11 Jan 2020 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059838

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This is the best exposition of CAA you will find anywhere. Do propogate. Its an interview to ANI News which was not carried by any news media to the best of my knowledge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFpy5DTegxE&t=6s
by Vidur
11 Jan 2020 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 754186

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I never knew of the lady till someone pointed her out a few weeks ago. Since then have done some research out of interest. She is an expert in geopolitics with a specialisation in Pakistan. Certainly not military equipment, fighter aircraft and war fighting tactics. She has zero domain expertise in ...
by Vidur
11 Jan 2020 10:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 47250

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Re. bias against non-infantry arms in IA, some of it is a natural consequence of having nearly 30 years of COIN deployment where the majority of officers seeing action come from infantry. But officers from other arms form part of Rashtriya Rifles and see action too. What started off as a correction...
by Vidur
02 Jan 2020 15:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059838

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Please do not. This will give wrong impression of politicisation of armed forces. There is already much unwarranted and unsubstantiated media noise on that.

I may add that a large part of this attack is coordinated with our enemies especially Pakistan. ACM Dhanoa is also being made a target.
by Vidur
01 Jan 2020 11:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 47250

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

From the Gazette of India (order 30-12-2019) on charter of Defence Secretary “Defence of India and every part thereof including defence policy and all such acts as as may be conducive in times of war to its prosecution and after its termination to effective demobilization,” Defence of India and all ...
by Vidur
31 Dec 2019 17:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 47250

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Following the excellent explanations provided by Vidur, let me descend from the top level to the working floor. About ten years ago I had published a satirical Story about civil military interactions at the HQ level (https://tkstales.wordpress.com/2010/07/10/scaling-a-tape-recorder/) will the creat...
by Vidur
31 Dec 2019 12:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 47250

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

ramana wrote:Thanks Vidur. You are very candid. And appreciate that.
Answer to my second question?


Telegram - no I am not on telegram.
by Vidur
31 Dec 2019 12:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 47250

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

As promised here are my views on CDS A. Why it is a degradation of Service Chiefs : 1. Defence Secy is head of all Policy and Administrative matters for the entire Raksha Mantralaya. He is mandated to ensure Defence of the country. He is responsible to Parliament PAC for the budgets and finances of...
by Vidur
31 Dec 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 47250

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Vidur thanks for giving the bureaucratic POV. The military POV was finally settled with this appointment. And Gen. Rawat has 3 + years to make his mark. The civilian setup will also be fixed. Trust MAD. Especially D. My view is not the bureaucratic POV. Its is contrary to the bureaucratic POV from ...
by Vidur
30 Dec 2019 23:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 47250

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

As promised here are my views on CDS A. Why it is a degradation of Service Chiefs : 1. Defence Secy is head of all Policy and Administrative matters for the entire Raksha Mantralaya. He is mandated to ensure Defence of the country. He is responsible to Parliament PAC for the budgets and finances of ...
by Vidur
30 Dec 2019 15:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 47250

Re: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff

Vidur, Still doubts on CDS roles and responsibilities esponsibilities? I saw the evolution of the decision and am very clear :) My endeavour was to encourage forum members to understand the structure and the issues. Will give detailed views in the evening but will state now that this a downgrading ...

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