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by nishant.gupta
30 Jul 2020 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2864
Views: 687911

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Even if we hit a fourth of that projection in 15 years (30 years for 86B, 15 years for 43B; divide by 2 to be conservative for 21.5B) we should be able to afford multiple CSGs. The US has a $21B economy today and has 11 CVNs with 100K ton each. We cannot afford a 65K ton carrier? Again with the lea...
by nishant.gupta
30 Jul 2020 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2864
Views: 687911

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

My main issue with this entire discussion as well as the mindset of both the IN and MoD is the fact that we are considering ourselves to still be a regional power in 2050 when the entire world is discussing India as one of the largest economies if not the largest. Even a white paper seems to be miss...
by nishant.gupta
30 Jul 2020 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2864
Views: 687911

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If both China and India keep the %GDP expenditure the same towards the armed forces, then India will have a $1 Trillion USD lead over China. Those are some huge numbers. I got the %GDP numbers from Wikipedia, where it stated that PRC allocates 1.3% and India allocates 2.4% in 2019. I would take any...
by nishant.gupta
30 Jul 2020 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2864
Views: 687911

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A study by Citi group few years back said that India with around $86 Trillion GDP will be the no.1 economy in 2050. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinion/et-commentary/with-85-trillion-how-india-can-become-worlds-largest-economy/articleshow/10699821.cms) Lets say this is an old study and lots...
by nishant.gupta
23 Jul 2020 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4546
Views: 809452

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

We Indians are fine with Boycott and Sacrifice , as long as it is done by someone else. People have incredibly fickle memories! https://i.imgur.com/0N5MtHI.jpg https://i.imgur.com/PSEKQXJ.jpg Nitpick maybe but Hector video is an ad. If that doesn't get that many views...what will!? Basically what I...
by nishant.gupta
23 Jul 2020 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Titbit in the TOI.IN P-8Is and MIG-29Ks also being deployed against China. P-8s known for some time,but the 29Ks,excellent news.We have 40 odd 29Ks,enough to equip both the VikA and the Vikrant still awaiting completion,will have to do a year of trials and then be commissioned.Expected yr. of commi...
by nishant.gupta
20 Jul 2020 11:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5316
Views: 1082926

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India ranks 3rd in global manufacturing locations on cost, operating condition parameters: Report India ranks third in the list of most-suitable locations for global manufacturing among 48 countries in terms of cost competitiveness and operating conditions, according to property consultant Cushman ...
by nishant.gupta
19 Jul 2020 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Popped up on my Twitter feed. Can't validate the authenticity but is emotional.

https://twitter.com/rvaidya2000/status/1284325517999525888

Pune: Khadki Cantt Railway StationSoldiers leaving by ... Special Military train for Ladakh..
Such emotional moments !!!! RT
by nishant.gupta
07 Jul 2020 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

ks_sachin wrote:
Guptaji,

Please see rs_singh's post on this image. These are not tunnels etc but some kind of shelters....


Sirjee maan gaya! 8) Saw the post after having replied to you (this thread is moving very fast!).
by nishant.gupta
06 Jul 2020 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Sir, check around 800 meters NE for 4 more. https://i.imgur.com/4q7PRKH.jpeg All have come post 2012 before 2019. Before that, it was just barren land. Rough calculation puts them at around 15 meters wide each. Assuming the shed next to it is around 3-3.5 meters then the depth also seems to be grea...
by nishant.gupta
06 Jul 2020 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1612
Views: 374126

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/pakistan-will-complete-cpec-project-at-all-costs-says-pm-imran-khan/story-y7HRWlOgxQwqRhwebv0G8O.html Pakistan will complete CPEC project at all costs , says PM Imran Khan Addressing a meeting held here to review progress on the CPEC projects, Khan said it ...
by nishant.gupta
06 Jul 2020 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Obviously, we have to give up something to have them The economic steps should be targeted at Chinese companies, not necessarily Chinese produced goods. If a Taiwanese company get's it's goods from China, our money will go in to paying taxes to the Taiwanese government and only a part of it will go...
by nishant.gupta
06 Jul 2020 14:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Cathay Pacific and HSBC bend to the whims of beijing, but mainland chinese-owned tiktok wouldn’t. And if you believe that, I have a pre owned taj mahal to sell you, only one very careful previous owner. The Wall Street Journal@WSJ TikTok's new CEO Kevin Mayer says China had never requested the data...
by nishant.gupta
06 Jul 2020 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

After the pullback claim, I am more worried about GoI doing a U turn with all the economic steps taken, than the Chinese coming back. Our adversaries run ring around us, due to our flip flop on our policies against the enemies. Isnt there a good chance that pull back by GoI on economic steps was th...
by nishant.gupta
06 Jul 2020 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Folks, take a look at the structures bang in the middle of the frame. https://zoom.earth/#view=32.40312,79.98443,18z/layers=esri,labels https://i.imgur.com/MKfq2Lr.png Looks like 2 tunnel entrances. South-west of Ngari. Sir, check around 800 meters NE for 4 more. https://i.imgur.com/4q7PRKH.jpeg Al...
by nishant.gupta
04 Jul 2020 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4348
Views: 781370

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Any good articles on our Bhishma? I read AM Anil Chopra sir's article on Air Power Asia(very good site BTW) but it lead to a lot of questions to which no difinitive answers, questions like: When did we start using Kanchan? Do we have the Saab LEDS 150 on them? Is the power pack on the early ones ra...
by nishant.gupta
04 Jul 2020 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

I dont think its shared here yet. Nice article with good infographics also. https://multimedia.scmp.com/infographics/news/world/article/3091480/China-India-border-dispute/index.html The Sino-India war of 1962 resulted in China redrawing the border as the Line of Actual Control in its own favour, whi...
by nishant.gupta
02 Jul 2020 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

^^^ Forgot to add. If the border "talks" succeed and Chinese do pull back, they will actually have a reason for troops amassing close to Sikkim border since that is where they can say they are passing through....at least for a couple of days in which time, any hostilities may be started.
by nishant.gupta
02 Jul 2020 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

I have a thought process which I wanted to share here. Pure assumption based with some facts. Fact: India has never been an aggressor. We (all of us from left to right) take immense pride in this fact as well and consider this for some reason to be a matter of prestige or something. India has a hist...
by nishant.gupta
02 Jul 2020 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

snip The only real reason is water, but the chinese so far have not acted on that threat, though they control pretty much all the water sources into the sub-continent. So till they take some public steps on this, it would be hard to build a case and mould public opinion. snip While water seems a ge...
by nishant.gupta
01 Jul 2020 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3611
Views: 661172

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

Do not remember seeing (or might have missed) an interesting thread posted on Twitter. So I am just reposting the link. Tweet thread by Firestarter Really an interesting thread. Also goes to show how much an already amazing piece of hardware can benefit from local tech being developed for LCA. This...
by nishant.gupta
30 Jun 2020 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Does it matter to our current situation if cracks are occurring in the dam? Unless someone is suggesting that we poke around to make the dam fall today instead of tomorrow in which case the only people who will be affected will be civilians who we have nothing against. Or are we going to ensure that...
by nishant.gupta
27 Jun 2020 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

^^^^ Something wrong with image sharing through Imgur. The images can be checked using the google Earth though. I had just put screenshots.
by nishant.gupta
27 Jun 2020 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

I tried using Baidu maps today, but not very impressed. Resolution of satellite imageries much lower than google, and boundaries switch off at high resolution just when you can start making out features. So I gave up after a while. https://mapper.acme.com/ is very interesting ... Resolution limited...
by nishant.gupta
27 Jun 2020 12:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4414
Views: 970769

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Any map of PLAF airfields in Tibet? And nearby airbases. The map posted here is quite telling. Dated 2017: I am not sure how to post a picture so posting the link instead: https://jamestown.org/program/snapshot-chinas-western-theater-command/ Here you go sir. You can use Imgur.com for loading image...
by nishant.gupta
27 Jun 2020 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4546
Views: 809452

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

Couple of articles from TOI yesterday reeking of Chinese propaganda to show that we are powerless without their manufacturing.

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by nishant.gupta
26 Jun 2020 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

I agree with what Modi would be thinking. I have been following his journey since his RSS days and I feel he is a guy not afraid to take action but also understands that all other methods are better than losing lives of soldiers or any Indians (possibly why he has been so dull during covid crisis)....
by nishant.gupta
26 Jun 2020 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Sir - this is where I believe over-emotional statement from Modi put us in a bind. Chinaman may not be 10 feet tall - but China is no Pakistan either. You will not be able to dominate entire LAC at the same time. So even if you take initiative and capture some land across LAC - but if Chinese are a...
by nishant.gupta
26 Jun 2020 18:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

ks_sachin wrote:Aksai Chin or Finger 4 to 8...?


Finger 4 to 8 which we seem to have lost in last couple of months and make Gosthana complete which our official maps, politicians and us jingos claim is rightfully ours.
by nishant.gupta
26 Jun 2020 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

If the Chinese were serious getting in a fight with us, then they would have done two things: 1. Prepare PLAAF airbase first. They were digging up Ngari in May, after they figured out, this could escalate. 2. Invaded proper across our permanent position. In all the areas, PLA is either on LAC or in...
by nishant.gupta
26 Jun 2020 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

[ I put some points in bold to show what I am using. What you are saying is that after all that Modi did in his first term (making Paki lungis shiver) and his first 6 months in second term (bye bye 370), Chinese still believed that his concession for them to move back from gray areas will be to sto...
by nishant.gupta
26 Jun 2020 18:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Noob question: Reports keep coming of continuous inflow of hardware and software (to be read as "warriors") from Han side to the alleged border. We had the edge in this mainly because of the continuous forward deployment of our assets and the distance of LAC from interiors. Now this so ca...
by nishant.gupta
26 Jun 2020 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

If the Chinese were serious getting in a fight with us, then they would have done two things: 1. Prepare PLAAF airbase first. They were digging up Ngari in May, after they figured out, this could escalate. 2. Invaded proper across our permanent position. In all the areas, PLA is either on LAC or in...
by nishant.gupta
26 Jun 2020 17:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Noob question: Reports keep coming of continuous inflow of hardware and software (to be read as "warriors") from Han side to the alleged border. We had the edge in this mainly because of the continuous forward deployment of our assets and the distance of LAC from interiors. Now this so ca...
by nishant.gupta
26 Jun 2020 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Moving to a trouble spot is what armies are supposed to do. In the case of the PLA its a movement of upto 3500 Km from their peacetime location. In our case its a fraction of that distance. We are relatively comfortable in the harsh terrain of Ladakh. The Chinese are not. We are deployed to defend ...
by nishant.gupta
26 Jun 2020 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Noob question: Reports keep coming of continuous inflow of hardware and software (to be read as "warriors") from Han side to the alleged border. We had the edge in this mainly because of the continuous forward deployment of our assets and the distance of LAC from interiors. Now this so cal...
by nishant.gupta
25 Jun 2020 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Novice by all standards hence could be a completely foolish thing that I say below....but I dont think the Chinese plan to take offensive action from Galwan valley. If we can understand the issues of an armored formation coming from there, the Chinese can too. I think they plan to use this place for...
by nishant.gupta
25 Jun 2020 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Indian path to the top of the ridge-line over looking the Chinese side. IA now has to be careful .. there are other locations along the ridgeline that the Chinese too can approach. better to get on all those before the Chinese make a rush for them and don;t underestimate the Chinese on this count. ...
by nishant.gupta
25 Jun 2020 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

Show me another Chinese camp as hapzard as this one or even close. And they have very neat tents & camps just back of this jumble!!! There is hardly any straight lines here which is very unlike Chinese camps. Why are the Chinese acting so differently in just 100 meter? Could be because of two r...
by nishant.gupta
25 Jun 2020 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6656
Views: 708738

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

OT: My first post. Been a "guest" for years and finally got my commissioning! Shiv Aroor on India Today yesterday spoke about this Galwan build up and cited Army sources saying that the IA can spank the Han army any time they want since "they are deployed on heights". I guess if ...

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