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by symontk
06 Jul 2020 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

Pakistan's FCNA - which roughly handles the area from Muzaffarabad, upto the Siachen Glacier, has 5 brigades. Against that, we have 28th Inf division in the Gurez area and 8th Mountain Div at Dras. That is the normal ORBAT for both sides. Any extra deployment for either side could not make much sen...
by symontk
24 Jun 2020 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

From my observation We are surrounded by 2 opportunistic adversaries. Our key weakness lies in the fact that we dont have large bases in the area to quickly resupply for a strike back. Other weakness is around the road network, entire supply chain controlled by few roads. Lets make our weakness into...
by symontk
24 Jun 2020 15:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

Their artillery can hit this road, overall its not giving a good feeling I too am a civilian .... just for the record ... So why has their artillery not take out our position on Saltaro ridge till date when the exact co-ordinates are well known? One thing we civilians can do when looking for answer...
by symontk
24 Jun 2020 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

We need to built series of new alternate roads thru the passes to current DBO road (from around Thoise region) in case (most probabaly) DBO road gets cut off
by symontk
24 Jun 2020 15:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

No, its doesnt solve anything, Thats where Pakistan comes into picture . See the maps. From my understanding as a civilian, China will attempt to drive us out Galwan valley, DBO and Fingers. Pakistan will put pressure on Siachen and other ridges I guess you are talking about "Saser La" by...
by symontk
24 Jun 2020 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7810&start=2800#p2441625 Chinese don't want India anywhere near the Karakoram pass and hence all their effort to push India out of DBO/Depsang plains. Galwan gambit was to choke our line of supplies to DBO/Depsang and get India to conced...
by symontk
23 Jun 2020 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

Roop wrote:
symontk wrote:... they lost in 1979 with Vietnam, did it reduce their reputation?


It certainly did.


Its OT, but do explain, what did Chinese lost?
by symontk
23 Jun 2020 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

I dont think so, they lost in 1979 with Vietnam, did it reduce their reputation? They lost their sphere of influence in South East Asia and Soviet Union influence expanded over Vietnam. Vietnam always depended on Soviet / Russia, never where friends with Chinese. Chinese helped Vietnam for their ow...
by symontk
23 Jun 2020 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

I dont think so, they lost in 1979 with Vietnam, did it reduce their reputation? They lost their sphere of influence in South East Asia and Soviet Union influence expanded over Vietnam. I dont think they lost anything, they got Hongkong, Macau, created Spartlay's issue, now even threatening Philipp...
by symontk
23 Jun 2020 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

I think Pak forces will fight us as mercenaries of Chinese, these could be gifts for the same. Soldiers with high altitude experience is not easy to come for china also. they will outsource That J-10 article is from 2009. Question is not on the article date, but on intentions. If you are a commande...
by symontk
23 Jun 2020 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

That makes no sense to me because the nature of war is entirely different between these locations. SCS is primarily a naval conflict, Ladakh is army, high altitude mountain warfare. If they want to calibrate their logistics and production ability, they already know what they are capable of because ...
by symontk
23 Jun 2020 09:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

The J10 fighters seem to be a supply to Pakistani Airforce. They are intended to be used by PAF as a substitute to f-16 fighters. Most likely 36 of them were delivered based on the original contract signed in 2016 which most people thought to have been cancelled. https://www.flightglobal.com/pakist...
by symontk
22 Jun 2020 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

https://twitter.com/jam79922967/status/1274477677676769281?s=21 Anger in Chinese media over NO respect for Ladakh dead soldiers Can anyone who reads Mandarin state what these names mean https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbD4y41WAAIc540?format=jpg&name=small First 2 names brings up a Chinese general's...
by symontk
22 Jun 2020 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

Look at Galwan in conjunction with Depsang. If they interdict and dominate DSDBO road when they attack through Depsang - then we are in trouble. As of today with the minimal road infrastructure they have leading up the DBO border it will be impossible for them to sustain ground operations. Their li...
by symontk
12 Jun 2020 15:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

Classic diversion tactic from Chinese and see the response from India. What if they attack thru Burma tomorrow? Either India or China cannot sustain a war in Tibet all across the borders. Its a classic diversion technique. My take is main attack is either in Burma or Siachen (Pak sponsored) Highly ...
by symontk
12 Jun 2020 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966229

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

it's not over yet.. https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/chinese-army-build-up-from-ladakh-to-arunachal-indian-army-increases-troop-deployment-all-along-lac20200611151626/?amp=1 By Ajit K Dubey New Delhi [India], June 11 (ANI): Even as India and China continue to discuss ways to reduce...
by symontk
18 Oct 2019 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232623

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

The title dalwa or dalvoy is a Vijayanager era title. Your note prompted me to check on Velu Thambi Dalawa . Now Wiki is certainly not the 100% reliable source, but it does show case the character of Velu Thambi as well as the intrigues and back stabbing prevalent in Travancore kingdom. Note that, ...
by symontk
18 Oct 2019 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232623

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

IIRC "araveeDu" is one of the traditional regions of Telugu land. Don't know if that coincides with Telugu land's border with Northern TN. If "arava" is the old Telugu name for Northern TN region, then it makes sense that Telugus refer to Tamils as aravalu, or arava-vaaLlu. Afte...
by symontk
08 Oct 2019 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232623

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

my understanding is that there were a large number Brahmin converts to Syrian Catholicism. For Nairs, distance to be maintained from a Namboodari was eight feet (except samantha Nairs) for other caste s and religions it was 16 feet. How on earth would have latin/Hebrew speaking Christians converted...
by symontk
11 Sep 2019 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335712

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

UB'ji, it is not humour if it crosses a limit. The above comes in that category. The above is a non-question since the answer to it has no material impact. Sorry, it is a serious question. I do not see why anyone should get offended, but apologies if they choose to be that prickly, because I do not...
by symontk
17 Feb 2019 08:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 239272

Re: Pulwama Attack

Indian Army's capture of Siachen was the greatest source of humiliation for Zia ul Haq. Benazir taunted him incessantly on his inability to recapture it. Victory in Siachen has been a huge positive for India and one that Pakistan has needed to continually try to downplay or reverse. If publicized p...
by symontk
20 Dec 2018 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045938

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

As soon as the first stage was about to be shut off and just before the 2nd stage was ignited, Doordasha, stopped the live video of the rocket, and started showing ISRO chairman's face. Bleddy DD walas are under ishtrict instructions not to show stage seperation or 2nd stage ignition (with the firs...
by symontk
22 Nov 2018 09:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045938

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Classic confusion for people what ISRO means to be an engine and stage Engine - its a physics project, but only once this is done, staging design will start stage - Stage design will be taken up, so that it can be incorporated into a "vehicle" and integrated with other components Only when...
by symontk
14 Nov 2018 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045938

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

another vehicle operationalized, congrats
by symontk
25 Aug 2018 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 255390

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

While there was very heavy rain in some hill areas (Wynad), the story of monster rains all over, may not hold water. Overall the rain was only some 20% or so above normal, and that abnormality came early too, so that, yes, reservoirs were nearly full by end of July. If heavy rains were then predict...
by symontk
10 Aug 2018 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045938

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

It should be noted that from the early 1980s the various candidate configurations for GSLV indicated a strong need for modular solid strap-on. Till 1984 no substantial progress was made in the design of the PSLV launch pad. An opportunity was available to build the facility which would cater to the...
by symontk
10 Aug 2018 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045938

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

^^^Admiral, Sriharikota is an island (of sorts) sitting in A.P. and not T.N. .....unless this is a chankian move to further confuse our friends who are seriously searching for Bangalore, Kerala. :D Feel free to delete this post once the correction is in place. Aiyoo!!!! Enikku Vayya!!!! :oops: :rot...
by symontk
25 Apr 2018 09:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1015824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

One question Wont OBOGS be a liability in case airbases are attacked with WMD? Or are there filters for that? why would it be a liability? I know I didnt phrase the question correctly. If OBOGS is compromised then pilot can use other equipments to ward of WMD's and start the aircraft and then use O...
by symontk
21 Apr 2018 20:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1015824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

One question

Wont OBOGS be a liability in case airbases are attacked with WMD? Or are there filters for that?
by symontk
10 Feb 2018 18:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 155797

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

If the story about Pakistani Naval Task Force is true, then China has sub-contracted the task to Pakistan. It is for Chinese to identify secret Indian forces inside Maldives territory (they have thousands of islands). I wont be surprised if Chinese subs arent lurking nearby The modus operandi is to...
by symontk
23 Jan 2018 09:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045938

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

All those microsats and nanosats launched by ISRO could be recovered in a similar way at the end of their lifespan which is usually less than couple of years and the burden of cleaning up is on the launching nation I seriously doubt if those satellites will survive reentry. as even bulky american s...
by symontk
12 Jan 2018 10:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 676166

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Yesterday saw four of them taking off and then landing back
by symontk
02 Jan 2018 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045938

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Yes. ISRO engine nomenclature generally reflects approx fuel in the stage in tonnes. All-up wt of stage thus is more, depending on MF. I think the mini Pslv will be: 1. Booster 60 tonne, 2.8m dia, 9m long (2 segments instead of 5 segments of current pslv S139) 2. Second stage ~24 tonne, 2.8m dia, 5...
by symontk
01 Dec 2017 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045938

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

JTull wrote:Anyone who has worked in either knows that ISRO and BARC have common roots. It's silly to think there are no Mumbaikars in ISRO.

There are several folks from MH, famous being, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasant_Gowarikar

But may be no one from proper Mumbai
by symontk
27 Nov 2017 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045938

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Now coming to GSLV-Mk II - "Stick model"., the pieces are already there. Here is the current spec of GSLV - Mk II (ignoring the liquid boosters): S 139/Diameter 2.8m + GS 2 Vikas / Dia 2.8 m + Cus 12 / Dia 2.8 m. My point is that the tankage of GS 2 Vikas and CUS 12 can be increased from ...
by symontk
23 Nov 2017 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045938

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Agni-V will be a 50-ton launcher. The thrust of the S200 engines will be too much for a 100 ton launcher. If a stage has to be modified to obtain the launcher, the easiest path would be to modify the S139 (first stage of PSLV) of the PSLV-3S config. Alternatively, substitute the first stage of the ...
by symontk
23 Nov 2017 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045938

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

This is very interesting. The PSLV-3s was proposed low-cost/low payload variant to lift 500-700 kg to LEO (2000 km?). It was to be achieved by removing the boosters and the second stage. Such a config would be around 200 Tons. This is something new. This is an even lighter version with an even ligh...
by symontk
03 Sep 2017 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Poseeteev News from Happy Pee Arr Cee
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Re: Poseeteev News from Happy Pee Arr Cee

UlanBatori wrote:If NoKo survives this, and every indication is that the US can't do diddly about it except get another of its destroyers to run into a big ship or a rocky shore or bridge, Iran will become the next Chinese proxy with nuclear weapons. Iran with H-bum: nice!

:rotfl: totally agree
by symontk
17 Jul 2017 15:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1169
Views: 186461

Re: Indian IT Industry

A section of cos in massa send a security guy to escort out a laid off staffer.cube is packed by admin and sent later. But that is over there. Does not look good asking person to put in papers or else termination . Implied dhamki is termination letter will set a nasty tone to spoil the entry into n...
by symontk
11 Jul 2017 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5261
Views: 565360

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

:rotfl: Wait wait wait! Let me get this right. YOU want ME to provide justification for doing something that YOU think needs to be done. Not my problem sir. Not my problem. You have to figure that one out for yourself. Classic dodge. My point is simple. Jew has been used derogatively to imply venal...

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