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by ramana
15 Nov 2019 06:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107463

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I think.IN will get 57 Tejas in what ever Mark they want. They can get Mark1 for Naval Air stations. Need quite a few on Eastern Seaboard.
by ramana
15 Nov 2019 06:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Gerard,
Thanks. Keep them.coming.
by ramana
15 Nov 2019 04:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 887
Views: 85031

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

This whole case would also become a good reference case when it comes to freeing Hindu temples from Govt. control :). Or setting stage for UCC showdown. Women Entry Not Limited In Sabarimala Alone, Includes Mosques, Parsi Temples Too: CJI Gogoi On Review Petitions https://swarajyamag.com/insta/wome...
by ramana
15 Nov 2019 01:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Sanju, Reminds me of the outrage the IAF Canberra pilot had in 1965 at a Group Captain at Air Hq who was spying for TSP. Yes they get quite a lot of vulnerability information. Nachiket, In 1971 TSP did try Fazilka. The sad story is we have hazar unit accounts and individual stories but not the big p...
by ramana
14 Nov 2019 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357185

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Floating in twitter. Turdesai is as faithfool as a durbari and to his bias as ever. He does not let go of any opportunity to inject poison or spin to discredit Modi/BJP or a verdict that goes in favor of Modi/BJP. His latest .. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJUaTudVUAAmsvo?format=jpg&name=small T...
by ramana
14 Nov 2019 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107463

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

The Navy wrote those requirements. Should look at what is the max sink rate for their other jets from Sea Hawks on wards. Asking a 2X sink rate of F-18 for a light fighter would make the structure so heavy one needs to wonder why it was written at all. Later don't blame ADA if Navy find its not agil...
by ramana
14 Nov 2019 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357185

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.firstpost.com/politics/president-rule-in-maharashtra-live-updates-maharashtra-government-formation-article-356-latest-news-ram-nath-kovind-uddhav-thackeray-sharad-pawar-ncp-congress-bjp-governor-meeting-today-7630851.html [17:16 (IST)] Don't see Shiv Sena joining NDA again: Ram Madhav B...
by ramana
14 Nov 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107463

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Just for perspective 7.1m/sec is 23.25feet/sec or 1500 ft/minute. Basically the bird is dropping faster than rock on to the deck. Most of the shock will go into the undercarriage and fuselage. This vertical descent rate or sink rate could be for abnormal conditions like bird is landing and carrier i...
by ramana
14 Nov 2019 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107463

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Great. So how many carrier landings to qualify the plane?
by ramana
14 Nov 2019 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Plot this in Google maps

Shortest route towards Delhi is the Fazilka, Malout, Sirsa, Hisar, Rohtak and then, Delhi.


https://www.google.com/maps/search/Fazi ... a=!3m1!4b1
by ramana
14 Nov 2019 03:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

nachiket the OWR Chapter 12 notes say 75% of all IA casualties were from shelling.
by ramana
14 Nov 2019 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

There is a reason why UB says think like a Paki.
The name Gibraltar was chosen to tie to the two brothers Tareq and Amr who were sent to conquer Egypt. Gibralter is from Jebel al Tareq. Fort Tareq.

Even Kargil.the code name was Operation Badr. I leave that as homework.
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357185

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

CRS, I suggest you go through the election results of May 2019 elections. Of the 303 seats, 200 were won with over 50% vote share of the huge population that voted. The composite vote share is 45% which is second only to 1956 when JLN was at the height of charisma. Even then INC which really was a c...
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

IN has a habit of chasing ghost ships.
Even during 26/11 they went off chasing some US reports of terrorists on a boat.
And came back and blamed the information.

As we know there is lot of background activity going on in 1965, wouldn't put it past the US to use UK to pass the information.
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407817

Re: Understanding the US - Again

RD, Just today info released that India banned 1807 NGOs for FCRA violation.. Frankly you need to remove the Orange sunglasses and see the view. Distortions are no expected from you. Lots of people rely on you. Don't lose them. UB, As I told you thats is one more confirmation of Hillary bibi running...
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357185

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

wasnt BJP offering them Dy CM. They tried to kill the hen that laid eggs. All those are off the table now that SS has bared its fangs and found poison missing. Rattle snakes in the Rockies sometime have a dry bite. That is no poison in the fangs as its exhausted. UT is now a rattle snake with dry b...
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357185

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I would like folks to step back and do some red team thinking or as UB says think like a Paki. Put yourself in each of the parties shoes and think what is going thru their minds. From each of the three parties Point of View (POV). SS, NCP, and Congress. Facts: SS: UT is aging. His son is bigger papp...
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 201667

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Am closing this thread as it has served its purpose.
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

RV/Ramanaji what do you think of Indonesia's threat on A&N islands?? Sukarno was getting too big for his shoes and could be thinking of that. He already had named the Indian Ocean as Indonesian Ocean. I am more interested in the foreign intelligence service that gave inputs to the Admiral. Was ...
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

One nugget in OWR is 75% of Indian casualties were due to shell fragments!

This is in Notes section of Chapter 12. I had seen this somewhere else.
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

About 1965 being about Kashmir only.
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357185

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Chetak, What would written letters mean for such parties?

Zilch.
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 07:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

On my part if we look back there is a bigger plan that was thwarted in hindsight. Pakistan trained 30,000 irregulars (70:30) for Gibraltar. In the event it sent approximately 8000 of them in two waves by third week of August and had another 5,500 as third wave which did not happen. These forces were...
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

And Sanju Please read Chapter XII Review and Reflections.

Very nice summation and critique.
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

If you read the Official War Report (OWR) chapter 6 and 7 they knew about the two armored divisions. Only the location was not sure. The unbelief story is psy-ops. BTW Lt.Gen. Dhillon who is a civil engineer was shown the full details of the Icchogil Canal and he understood the significance but did ...
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 05:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Sanju, Even GB during WWI had similar issues. No general in that Great War had commanded more than a division in the Second Boer War. In Chapter 4 we see how Chamb was lost due to inadequate anti-tank assets. One thing that I want to know is the Centurions were in 4 regiments (186) versus the 9 regi...
by ramana
13 Nov 2019 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

I keep shouting about lack of volume in the Indian army in this war. The Gibraltar forces tied up 4 divisions of Indian Army in J&K for mopping up and thus saved Lahore and Sialkot. The fate would have been different. Do read Chapter 4 to get a picture of the gallant actions in repelling Gibralt...
by ramana
12 Nov 2019 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66976

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Chapter 4 of the 1965 War Report gives details of the Gibraltar Force that was trained and infiltrated. The key move happened in August 1962 with formation of Razakar force in POK. These formed bulk (70%) of the infiltrators. The Mujahid force was formed later. These were armed porters. The companie...
by ramana
12 Nov 2019 22:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409277

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

CRS et al.
Stop bring down the thread. Don't discuss personalities.
by ramana
12 Nov 2019 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535826

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Relax. Tell us what the market is what composites are being made? Fabric, resin, type of composite. are there fabric weaving companies for net shape structures? One US company in the 90s was started by a Textile Machinery Engineer from India. He is retired and his business was acquired by some other...
by ramana
12 Nov 2019 07:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357185

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

SBajwa wrote:after bringing Mayawati, Akhilesh yadav, Laloo yadav, Kumarswamy and Chandrababu naidu down now Congress eyes Udhav Thakrey!!!


All of them are Bhasmasura incarnates.
by ramana
12 Nov 2019 07:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 786
Views: 129004

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

^^^ Is more appropriate to China thread and not here.
by ramana
12 Nov 2019 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 18690

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

In other words modernize the ammo manufacturing plant with OFB. Thakur_B and or Gyan, Where is the 40mm rifle grenade made? Is it imported? One more thing is the BPJ and kevlar helmets will be made available to the front line troops of all types: Army, RR, BSF, and CAPF OFB makes the 40mm grenade i...
by ramana
12 Nov 2019 03:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357185

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1




Jaundiced drivel.

Not worth the paper on which its printed.

Typical Telugu nonsense.
Can't appreciate a Telugu leader properly.
by ramana
12 Nov 2019 03:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357185

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Let's not write their obituary yet. These $cums can go to any extent. Amit Malviya @amitmalviya India's main opposition, the Indian National Congress, opens office in Turkey, appoints a representative to boost bilateral relations... This came right after Turkey extended its support to Pakistan at t...
by ramana
12 Nov 2019 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357185

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

UT and AT who died politically yesterday, still do not know for sure who, in reality, owned the knife and who really stabbed them both in the back. They did not even see it coming +1008. the best lines I read today. It should be written on ss memorial. ss behavior reminded me of cbn, momata despera...
by ramana
12 Nov 2019 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 159128

Re: Indian Army History Thread

On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice day, 11 Nov 2019 the Guardian had an article on contributions of Indians to WW I. Contributed 1.5 million men. Sum total was greater than all the other colonies together. Some 34K were killed in action. Total casualties are 74K. https://amp.theguardian.com/w...
by ramana
11 Nov 2019 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357185

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The NCP insisted that a "senior" SS leader should become the CM. It's very possible that some guy with leg pain may have pitched himself as that senior SS leader to the NCP and "suggested" that he be named as the preferred senior leader to the SS leadership by pawarful people th...

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