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by Philip
22 Feb 2018 15:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I asked not to dojbt our intel but whether it was diversionary tactic, used umpteen times in naval history.The Chins usually do not telegraph their future actions.
by Philip
22 Feb 2018 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 10201
Views: 535179

Re: Levant crisis - III

The Ottoman is on sovereign Syrian soil.Putin requires his strat bases at Tartus !
by Philip
22 Feb 2018 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The Maldives is NOT Somalia! It has largely been peaceful with the highest % of hotel occupancy and that too in the highest spending cat. in the world.Its rulers have been less than perfect, with an eye to feathering their own nests, most island resorts have the Maldivian politicos as owners,but sli...
by Philip
22 Feb 2018 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4023
Views: 567689

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

If we just order the huge helo req. for the IN it would be worth several warships!
by Philip
21 Feb 2018 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4023
Views: 567689

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The boat has resumed series production.The development of the AIP system was why it did not enter series prod. earlier.Read the Rubin bureau's notes on the same. However the new Kalina class of which v.little is known will in the next decade possibly be the successor to the Kilo still being built be...
by Philip
21 Feb 2018 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

6 PLAN vessels are still in the IOR ostensibly on anti- piracy duty.
by Philip
21 Feb 2018 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4023
Views: 567689

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

P-8s 3-4 times more expensive.We will have to wait for a new platform then.Remember that the P-8 can't fly low and slow essential in prosecuting subs .Turboprops are better at this task, both types required.
by Philip
21 Feb 2018 03:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Is there definitive intel that they have turned back or a turn of deception? Had we sent a "protective" task force in the first place to sanitise the region, there would've been no task force attempting to sail to the Maldives. There is one possibility though that there local intel has inf...
by Philip
21 Feb 2018 03:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4859
Views: 392568

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

We were offered all this, got them first and more, long before the Chinese who never got the top line models.Offered Backfires 3 decades ago, a fleet of SSNs, etc. ,and now their best bird the FGFA.Our mistake if we don't take our opportunties and others do.
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4859
Views: 392568

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Have you forgotten '71 and who protected our backs both from the US and China? Secondly , who has provided us with the key cutting edge weapons and tech that give us the qualitative edge still with both our enemies? Would our SSBN programmd have sicceeded without Ru help? Read what our former chiefs...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 691
Views: 80477

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

If we are indeed planning to stymie the PLAN in the Maldives and IOR, then it requires greater publicity.It will for one spur the Maldivian opposition to rise up further and attempt to oust their despot through civil disobedirnce and public demos.The moment they know that India is onc their side the...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

We should've sent a "protection naval task force" earlier- still not too late to get there before the Chins! Ostensibly to protect the Maldives from external aggression.Now as I said two weeks ago, the moment China and or Pak supply forces to support the tadpole, it is "match over&quo...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

We should've sent a "protection naval task force" earlier- still not too late to get there before the Chins! Ostensibly to protect the Maldives from external aggression.Now as I said two weeks ago, the moment China and or Pak supply forces to support the tadpole, it is "match over&quo...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2242
Views: 171341

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Evaluate both SU-57 and JSF in basic mode then including costs! The IAF is behaving true to form.The grass is always greener on the other side.There are deep undercurrents here which we will see being played out.
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2242
Views: 171341

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

F-35s as the IAF wants it? Dream on! It is so heavily layered with software and ultra- sophisticated tech that any attempt to modify it will be even more complicated than trying to modify the FGFA.Secondly, would the OEM waste its time for a piddly little order? Even US allies have downsized numbers...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The Chinese have understood the Indian state very well."All gas no guts".They well know this because of our "befitting replies" to Pak's perfidy.Had any nation conducted so much cross border terror to China, do you think the Chinese would not have sent a barrage of missiles up th...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

http://www.news.com.au/world/maldive-crisis-china-sends-a-naval-task-force-to-muscle-india-australia-out-of-power-game/news-story/a4e784c8ba330d3f70470a6c1b26828e Maldives crisis: China sends a naval task force to muscle India, Australia out of power game CHINA is muscling its way into Australia’s b...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4023
Views: 567689

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Can't afford problem! If wishes were asses pigs could fly, you know the murdered quote.We will have to have a hi-low fleet mix, costwise.P-8Is are Lincoln Continentals,IL-38s are humble Ladas or some Russkie SUV and DO-228s, little Marutis.!
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 13:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4859
Views: 392568

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I wouldn't say that they will get into bed together,but Russia wants the terror route into C.Asia plugged. Secondly,the Russians aren't as forgiving as the Yanquis if duplicity is the result. The last thing that the Pakis would like to see is a joint US-Russian move to bolster the Kabul govt. with I...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2242
Views: 171341

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Not at all.I too am an Indian first.BMos is to be the principal strike weapon of the IAF even for the next century.IN smaller NG form it is hoped that it will be small enough to be accommodated in an FGFA's internal bay.This gives it a great advantage when penetrating enemy territory undetected stil...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4023
Views: 567689

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

As China concerns grow, India looks to build military presence in Seychelles By Steve George and Manveena Suri, CNN Updated 2340 GMT (0740 HKT) February 18, 2018 A rocket is fired from the Indian Navy destroyer ship INS Ranvir during an exercise drill in the Bay of Bengal, April 18, 2017. New Delhi...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3083
Views: 501888

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Not too long ago the Iranians showed us a pic of a massive UG cavern filled with BMs on their tracked launchers. With our long experience at tunneling for dams,railways,etc., it isn't beyond speculation that we may have some similar locations spread out across the country which can withstand a first...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3007
Views: 294636

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

True,the LR ASMs would have to be made smaller to fit into the internal bays of the FGFA,but they are developing them. Secondly,The Chinese birds may be underpowered now,but they're already up and flying.Our AMCA is still on paper! By the time the first prototype arrives and flies,you can bet yourse...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

In fact India should've first sent a cordon sanitaire saying that this was to prevent foreign intervention!
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 08:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3007
Views: 294636

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Only showing the pairing of 2 stealth birds in the USAF also being followerd by the PLAF.Who knows, we could even offer the AMCA to mudder Russia! :rotfl:
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Unless you then have the b*lls to throw them out ot dehydrate them by imposing a naval blockade.The latest mischief and further stabbing the corpse of democracy in the Maldives yesterday indicates that the pigshit in Male has his Chin and Paki ISI backing.He is incorrigible and should be fed to the ...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3083
Views: 501888

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

We have 2 mountain chains along our two coastlines, western and eastern ghats, plus horizontal ranges in central India.Then there are the Himalayan ranges in the north and n-east too.Enough opportunities to conceal mobile ICBMs.
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 05:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3868
Views: 604431

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Get the Supreme Court into action.We might then see a solution to this most excruciatingly long "pregnancy" of Kaveri"!
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 05:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3007
Views: 294636

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

AMCA should take precdence over an LCA MK-2.The long gestation time for it to enter service needs to be reduced as much as possible.With limited funds we need to leapfrog 4th- gen tech given the decade+ lead that the Chinese have over us. Frankly let us not waste our time, money and limited HR skill...
by Philip
20 Feb 2018 04:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4859
Views: 392568

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia's main concern in Afghanistan is that Islamic jihadism does not enter into its territory and sphere of influence through the soft underbelly of (Muslim) Central Asia.Stability in Afghanistan is essential.Pak is essential to that as it has a huge lawless border with Afg. For Pak, a hostile Kab...
by Philip
19 Feb 2018 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 10201
Views: 535179

Re: Levant crisis - III

True! But you must know how to use the gun first! Not to mention whom you should shoot at.The US in the ME remind me of that cult film "Rambo- First Blood", where the sheriff and his deputies go a gunning for Rambo as if they were hunting like the Klan a (pardon the phrase) n*gger on the r...
by Philip
19 Feb 2018 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

SL pressure known.Tightening the vice.Uniform no.1 to quote the Bard, " is a lean and hungry man, such men are dangerous"! Maldivian constitution requires the p'ment to endorse the SOE I think after 2 weeks or so. Famous Q."Can the centre hold?" Tadpole is relying hugely on Sino-...
by Philip
19 Feb 2018 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

.Years ago a former FM of a certain nation , good friend of India,whom I was in conversation with at a party, berated me about how Indian diplomacy was behaving like a mouse when China was achieving so much without fully flexing its muscles.He warned us what was to come and it has truly landed in ou...
by Philip
19 Feb 2018 10:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The Maldives is almost a lost case.Yesterday Male airport had no Asians in it , only Chinese.Colombo flooded with Chinese even the restaurant at the Taj filled with Chinese.Welcome to the new world! This is the advice from former diplomutt Shivsankar Menon.India should acknowledge China's status.It ...
by Philip
19 Feb 2018 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5386
Views: 487327

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Cosmo, if the FGFA is unaffordable the JSF will take the IAF to the cleaners.Even if acquired it can never be bought in sufficient numbers to bear the brunt of IAF ops.In the IAF's history there have been basically only a few types that have been its backbone and also because they were very affordab...
by Philip
19 Feb 2018 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 691
Views: 80477

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

NR, every Chinaman or woman has to be treated as an agent.A few years ag Germany said that it had lost several billions due to Chin industrial espionage.One firm said that they had a young Chin computer "trainee" working with them for 2 weeks.When he left they found he had stolen their ent...
by Philip
19 Feb 2018 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 637
Views: 36377

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The slimeballs in Male has forgotten that not so long ago there was a drinking water crisis there and who saved his bacon? India! By sending ships carrying water. Everything in the Maldives barring a few coconuts and fish has to be imported.A naval blockade alone will set off massive shortages , unr...
by Philip
18 Feb 2018 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1942
Views: 160748

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

The fatal flaw in Indian foreign policy is that it completely ignores its armed forces in any geotrategic analysis, has no grand strategy, no vision for where India should be by say 2050 unlike the Chinese or othets,never uses its military capability to back up its diplomacy which is weak and wobbly...
by Philip
18 Feb 2018 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 10201
Views: 535179

Re: Levant crisis - III

Good analysis by AC.Tx. Singha. It is amazing how asinine US diplomacy in the region is.Look at the Japanese, how they've penetrated every nation through their automobiles, electronic goods, etc.The Germans too with their top line autos.If the US concentrated in selliing their tech. instead of start...

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