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by SidSoma
14 Sep 2020 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401936

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

This is completely flaming tweet by Shooklaw.. I dont know why he has to do this... https://twitter.com/ajaishukla/status/1305321201095471105?s=20 Express cites Chinese monitoring as "hybrid warfare". Says: "hybrid warfare seeks to incite social discord, disrupt economic activities, ...
by SidSoma
12 Sep 2020 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401936

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

For all the talk of starting war (or one starting on its own), I believe the following are a reality check. Currently we have demonstrated that India is no pushover. We have also made it amply clear to the Han that we cannot be spoken to in a condescending voice. If the Chinese foreign affairs spok...
by SidSoma
11 Sep 2020 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401936

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

I seriously hope leadership + bureaucracy + military do not vacate any ridgelines & heights for "de-escalation" since now that the Chinese know the Indian response, they'll start by occupying these ridgelines & highpoints next time. Like Kargil, we dont have any option remaining b...
by SidSoma
09 Sep 2020 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401936

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

Can we leave that speculation about the picture behind? It is likely pre-Galwan according to Gokhale. If the PLA doesn't have competent personnel in place, it soon will as the situation is becoming more serious. It is better to assume they are competent. 1. Gokhale has said that he may be wrong in ...
by SidSoma
08 Sep 2020 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401936

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

egEL_9hNdZ8 Abhijeet Iyer Mitra claims that IA has landmined the route to the heights that is being currently occupied by them. This will ensure that the heights can be vacated during winters without the chinese moving in easily. you have to put whats after = only eg [youtube ]egEL_9hNdZ8[/youtube]...
by SidSoma
08 Sep 2020 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401936

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

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egEL_9hNdZ8[/youtube]

Abhijeet Iyer Mitra claims that IA has landmined the route to the heights that is being currently occupied by them. This will ensure that the heights can be vacated during winters without the chinese moving in easily.
by SidSoma
03 Sep 2020 17:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 322
Views: 48688

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeuZZoC4ICg

Found this interesting and german govt stand is nicely public. China's list of enemies is growing
by SidSoma
02 Sep 2020 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

Gurus/Seniors, We may for now not even need to ask for meeting and keep on strengthening the newly acquired positions with better infra. And in the next summer readjust some more heights further. Dominating heights is very important in mountains. We had actually achieved it for now. Why should we n...
by SidSoma
31 Aug 2020 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

All eyes on China. If they dont respond by force.... they will lose their reputation for a long time to come. If they do respond with force it will be a hard fought battle as both sides have been preparing for a while now. Both teams have been prepped. Trump is itching for a war anyways, but he is a...
by SidSoma
30 Aug 2020 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

From Twitter // Baba Banaras Dr. APR @drapr007 Situation along LAC is more dangerous than 1962. Military and politics both know it very well. The tension is not only in eastern Laddakh but there is tension on the entire border with China after the Indian Army in Sikkim has done the same what PLA ha...
by SidSoma
28 Aug 2020 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1961
Views: 237367

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

The lifts can currently carry the MiG-29K and the Tejas Mk1. Boeing has confirmed that the F-18 will fit on the lifts. The Rafale M cannot fit on the lifts. Dassault is suggesting detachable wingtips. F-35B and F-35C will not fit either. I am not sure about TEDBF. TEDBF is being explicitly designed...
by SidSoma
19 Aug 2020 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3624
Views: 1084563

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

Usually Mig 21 carry 4 AAMs, Tejas can carry 5 AAms + SPJ, clearly an improvement over current condition. Remember even with 24+ enemy, IAF fired only 1 missile. The 6AAM+centerline tank config will probably be used for QRA and point defence missions. CAP missions will probably require 2 wing tanks...
by SidSoma
18 Aug 2020 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3624
Views: 1084563

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

Is jammer pod integrated? I hope it is therefore it has been forward deployed. Jamming pod integration is included in Mk1A, although I'm sure it will be back-ported to the Mk1 once done. I don't think integration of jamming pod is a necessity for forward deployment in the IAF. The Mig-29's were for...
by SidSoma
18 Aug 2020 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3624
Views: 1084563

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

Thanks for breaking out the details tsarkar sir. But the larger point is that, even without A2G mode of Uttam: 1) The Tejas had one of the best range scores in A2G missions in exercises 2) The Litening pod is mighty effective in favorable conditions 3) Barring the Rafale, none of the other fighters...
by SidSoma
18 Aug 2020 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3820
Views: 740673

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

Its like in The Imitation Game. You keep as much of your capabilities hidden until absolutely necessary. IAF would hate to give up its operational secrets and radar and weapons signatures on a relatively small operation if it could jeopardize survivability in a large-scale conflict? We have to assu...
by SidSoma
18 Aug 2020 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3624
Views: 1084563

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

Sid - there is a double standard that runs so deep that some of the folks don't even realize their bias. The services buy a lot of equipment that is not let's say "operational" at the time of delivery due to shortcomings in technology. I have listed them (shtil Air Defence system with the...
by SidSoma
18 Aug 2020 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3624
Views: 1084563

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

https://www.google.com/amp/s/theprint.in/theprint-essential/hal-cuts-its-profit-on-tejas-mark-1a-deal-by-50-fighter-jets-to-take-to-sky-by-2022/383730/%3famp Mentions a timeline of 2024 for the first Mk1a Sqn to be built, with 16 a/c produced per year thereafter. If Uttam stays on track for a 2022 ...
by SidSoma
18 Aug 2020 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3624
Views: 1084563

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

So was it a wise decision in hindsight to hold production off for these two items? Would it have been a wise decision to build aircraft with lossy radomes or no radomes? And send them to combat like that? Yes, if this is better than what is present at hand, then the answer to your question is a big...
by SidSoma
17 Aug 2020 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

We could be doing a lot more, but let's not overlook what we've already been doing. Oh No Doubt that we are doing. However there is a lot more we could and should do. Although we have not taken part in BRI, we have to constantly announce that PoK is ours and CPEC is trespassing. We have to openly r...
by SidSoma
16 Aug 2020 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

Folks who are suggesting that we should not do anything kinetic, should also have the honesty to admit that the areas the Chinese have grabbed are gone. No need to come up with chunkian "intellectual" discourse or theories like the Chinese will freeze over in the winter. I think that the ...
by SidSoma
14 Aug 2020 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54507

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

when CAS NAK Browne had briefed the media agaisnt the HTT-40 and said IAF was committed to the PC-7 only. How things change when you bring about new civilian leadership, now extrapolate this to other projects. You are making an incorrect statement against ACM NAK Browne. Please retract it. Expectin...
by SidSoma
13 Aug 2020 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54507

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Any reasonable Buyer would have said "We shall review the product once it is available to us for testing". I do remember HPT-32 and HAL getting a lot of flak after 2 experienced trainer pilots losing their lives in the HPT-32. However IAF all above articles are proof that NAK Browne and fe...
by SidSoma
12 Aug 2020 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

two thing that I am surprised has not happened to a greater degree. 1. Official version of Galwan clash with details of release of Chinese Prisioners: I have no clue why any agreement with Chinese is to be respected. 2. Official and robust rejection of the One China policy: with the proclaimation th...
by SidSoma
13 Jul 2020 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

Just trying to understand the forum rules thats all... esp if the warning was for anything in the posts openly readable on the forum. I've been here for nearly 13 years, but sometimes the rules are still confusing. Sir, one of the rules relates to perceived trolling. Lets see how that looks like. &...
by SidSoma
12 Jul 2020 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

China has to an extent stayed out of our North East insurgencies. Are we ready to deal with a reciprocal action. SidSoma, you receive a warning for this. Next will be a ban. 1. I am neither endorsing China nor disparaging/questioning IA capabilities. 2. My wording is "to an extent" ... me...
by SidSoma
11 Jul 2020 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

China has to an extent stayed out of our North East insurgencies. Are we ready to deal with a reciprocal action. No we aren’t of course. China can do anything. Let’s just dissolve BRF and shibber in our dhoties. We have been dealing with Pak Terrorism for years. We have put in a security grid in pl...
by SidSoma
11 Jul 2020 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

Another way is to fund insurgency in Tibet/Xinjiang. China is paranoid about people revolting, while our resilience comes from the fact that we have faced insurgencies since 1947, China is very underconfident about handling any insurgency without over reacting. China has to an extent stayed out of ...
by SidSoma
08 Jul 2020 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

I have a theory for the events that have been happening---> The retaliation may come tomorrow or in a couple of months or next year, no one knows... We need to be ready and ever-vigilant... I think there is another dimension to this. We have shown a comprehensive weaponised diplomatic power. And we...
by SidSoma
07 Jul 2020 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

Wang Yi had asked Doval what the 5 lettered hashtag starting with C meant. He said it had been trending for a long time. Doval Ji was just trying to explain it in a language that the Chinese understand. That act took about 90 mins. The rest of the 30 mins were for Chai-Biscout being served by respe...
by SidSoma
07 Jul 2020 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

Yagnasri wrote:Why do we assume that we have given any concessions?


May be its an acceptance to hold some of the planned actions (like banning all chinese plastic toys and household goods). 1. it is a negiotiation which went of for 2 hours allegedly. So Chinese must have had a few demands
by SidSoma
07 Jul 2020 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

Just want to highlight. There were multiple predictions that post Modi's speech. War will happen in 24 hours and 72 hours etc.

Yet the opposite happened. It would be interesting to know what concessions we have given china to achieve this....
by SidSoma
24 Jun 2020 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

Let the Chinese Soldiers stay PUT after that with NO supplies in High Alpine Environment -- No need to use boots on the ground. A couple of months EATING SNOW and HIGH ENERGY bars for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -- The soldier might just follow the story of the ANDES aircraft survivors and start Ca...
by SidSoma
20 Jun 2020 04:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

Mukesh garu, I'm no guru, but I broadly agree. We need to integrate the unfriendly neighbours China has gifted us with into the equation as well. We have to integrate overcoming those pressure points into the overall response construct. Saama, Dana, Bheda, Danda. Amar_p ji no guru for me. Am a lear...
by SidSoma
18 Jun 2020 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

Chinese are hell.bent on OBOR. All they want is to join India. I have failed to understand how does transport linkage undermine India's security or economy? Say if we allow Kunming - Kolkata high-speed train, how does that impact our economy? India needs to rethink it's priorities and craft a path ...
by SidSoma
18 Jun 2020 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

khan wrote:The thing that makes me very nervous is the Chinese have chosen the time and place of this engagement - these are not stupid people we are dealing with, they too can do war games.


A good read is the story of Zhenbao islands on Wiki. Chinese intentions remain a mystery to this day
by SidSoma
17 Jun 2020 18:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

something better than surgery needed for the chinese... and disruption of bijnej is what I am thinking. ban all chinese contracts If we were to cold turkey block all commercial contacts with the Chinese: 1. We would lose huge. Our retailers and commerce will lose. Our industries will lose because t...
by SidSoma
17 Jun 2020 16:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967350

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

shuuro wrote:PM makes a statement on India china clash

https://youtu.be/u2nKo05h-oo


It feels like he has declared war.......Just wow
by SidSoma
31 May 2020 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 690107

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

manjgu wrote:
well said..but if really needed it will see combat as soon as it lands


Something that Rambha cant handle....seems unlikely.
by SidSoma
31 May 2020 11:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 836249

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Whoa! It really looks like we captured one of them. Did we overrun one of their positions? It seems like a successful lathi charge! The question is, are the Indians part of the ITBP or regular IA? That Chinese vehicle should have been destroyed with explosives. Instead of the futility of getting wo...

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