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by ramana
11 Dec 2018 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 525
Views: 42640

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

There was a session on IAF lessons learned in 1965 war at the Military fest in Chandigarh.
If there are any reports please post here.
by ramana
11 Dec 2018 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2978
Views: 621124

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

Still the question of Meteor integration on Tejas shows unexpected naivety? or superior program killing skills. Reminds me of the OSS sabotage manual of going by rule book and holistic thinking to kill programs. For example Meteor is not even there in IAF inventory and asking for its integration sho...
by ramana
10 Dec 2018 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 180
Views: 17844

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

HNair, We can use this as a China Watch thread.
by ramana
09 Dec 2018 11:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1
Replies: 577
Views: 22602

Re: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1

Google books: Rule the World the way I did Unfortunately only limited preview of Chanakya's world view. Incidentally he says there are six ways instead of the traditional four ways. Inaction (Asana) is there!!! Yana is preparing for war. He says about the six ways (page 210): Sangraha:Peace by trea...
by ramana
06 Dec 2018 07:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2334
Views: 382130

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

CRS, Very soon J&K will change.
All these bokwas 4 and 6 points will be by the way side.
by ramana
06 Dec 2018 07:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2187
Views: 216252

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Interesting roadmap. Other factors are: #Brexit and PM May Both France and Germany Russia on the East. Note how easily Italy agreed to switch hosting G-20 in 2021 with India to accommodate 75th anniversary of Indian Independence in 2022. One good thing is if Indian experts don't sound preachy they w...
by ramana
06 Dec 2018 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis
Replies: 719
Views: 33555

Re: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis

Thanks.
There a few more on the periphery and will be named.
by ramana
06 Dec 2018 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103521

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

So SM trolling is equivalent to #DigitalGoondas
by ramana
06 Dec 2018 05:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4156
Views: 204380

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Neshant, India lures PLAN to Indian Ocean and frees the Sea of Japan. This helps the Japanese.
In return they invest in long term infrastructure projects in India at marginal interest rates.
Its pro quid quo.
by ramana
06 Dec 2018 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144455

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Even old uns still read these pages.
by ramana
06 Dec 2018 04:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2978
Views: 621124

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

The 200+ Tejas MkII comes from having to replace the three lines of aircraft: Mig 29, Jaguar and M2K in that order.
108 won't get IAF there.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103521

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

HN and Dileep, What teacher?

KaranM Kerala is going thru churn. Thats all I can say for now.
This is not Commie stuff but one sided power play.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179710

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Ravi, BO tried very hard to create a confrontation with Russia via Ukraine to justify transfer of funds to MIC. Recall Vicky Nooland, Sochi Olympics no show etc. This is folly to get into a slug fest with the Russians as they have the nooks and return to the Cold War. DT did not want the fait accomp...
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1132
Views: 44207

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

DT is not planning on leaving Af-Pak to deploy in Ukraine.
GD, Hopefully no more push comes from Putin.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2978
Views: 621124

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

arjun I know you want to add humor but don't go overboard.
Thanks, ramana
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis
Replies: 719
Views: 33555

Re: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis

A lot of turmoil in Delhi power broker circles as Michel is in CBI custody. Politicians, babus, and military and arms agents all wary. TOI has an article detailing his partner Guido Haschke confession of the acronyms used. Then there is the concern that its not an one off case but systemic culture o...
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34258

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

I think after the Kilo submarine mishap with liquid fuel torpedo, it would be prudent to not have that on Arihant and to use electric battery run torpedoes.
INS Arihant is a SSBN and part of deterrent and not for making attacks on surface ships.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 24744

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

I think its to snatch the clown jewels.

hope Unknown is reading this in some happy place.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 592
Views: 84163

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

nam, Where do the funds come from? They don't have slush funds. if they ask for the N-AMCA, some babu will rise objection and worse cut funds from the long term perspective plan for this. Right now they are concentrating on the 227 ship Navy by 2027. Am sure they have a small detachment working with...
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 02:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103521

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

jayvee I do have my hand on the pulse of events.

Sachin, Vinasha Kaale vipriti buddhi!!!
Peewee will see the wrath of Ayyappa.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1132
Views: 44207

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Sea of Azov has been shut off by Russian Navy: Tanker across the Kerch Bridge. Mariupol cut off from Naval access. Winter must be at hand there: Just enough time for a quick takeover from land side? Bridge seems pretty low-clearance for such a chokepoint: Can even a destroyer go through without lea...
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 02:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1132
Views: 44207

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

UB, Oil will go down to $45.
Bear picture with MBS is a geopolitical move after the Kashhogi mess.

I hear truce in Sea of Azov.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 02:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179710

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^ a north African dignitary - loyal troops from the empire who rallied to the tricolour in its time of need (and who were later thrown onto the rubbish heap like all other subjugated peoples) ramana - quite apart from the soy bean farmers, the autoworkers are a bit distressed too. GM and Ford bot...
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 02:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179710

Re: Understanding the US - Again

heh..singha..check this for expressions from merkel macron and dj https://www.abc.net.au/news/image/10486524-3x2-940x627.jpg This picture tells a lot. Its the wariness of the Western Europe that the bear is coming after them. And also explains some unsaid things about Ukraine.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 02:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 577
Views: 49520

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

If I remember one policemen did use his bolt action rifle in anger but the unit was so old that bullet went awry and he was killed. Most of the weapons issued were old and worn out.

We may berate the cops but it a cop ASI Tukaram Omble who went after the terrorists with his lathi.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why US needs to stay in Afghanistan
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Why US needs to stay in Afghanistan

You can use this thread as a repository if you want.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 02:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why US needs to stay in Afghanistan
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Why US needs to stay in Afghanistan

Good luck to you. I was a parent judge in in speech and debate 15 years ago.
Those topics were very current and shaped national politics later.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 85
Views: 14859

Re: Indian Interests_2

All bandit operations are same.
Our Carl has a very insightful comment on my post.
Will ask him to post and tweet it.

The gist of his comment is that a settled world at peace will collapse these bandit Empires.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 317
Views: 36548

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

He is making the ACM PC Lal case. Would be stronger to say all of India is one theater with Western and Eastern sector. Southern Command is strategic reserve with training thrown in. Theater commands for IAF would reduce AHQ to a central logistics pool. This will effect chain of command. Still the ...
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 241031

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Disha Good points.
Prasad, CVRDE has some next generation tank concept papers in Def Sci. Journal.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 592
Views: 84163

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Also understand that the reports of PLAN in IOR, means less ships in Pacific which takes pressure off Japan.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 592
Views: 84163

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

X-posting... Indigenous Aircraft Carrier-1 to be inducted into Indian Navy in 2020. The first of the two Indigenous Aircraft Carriers (IAC) is expected to be inducted into the Indian Navy in 2020 and will be based with the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) here, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the ENC...
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 141120

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If it is the Samara, it will the Improved Akula-I which is similar to INS Chakra (ex-Nerpa). If it is the Bratsk, it will the among the first batch of seven Akulas. The Bratsk is actually the 7th Akula I. You guys are missing the real story here - CAATSA :lol: This is not going to go well in the la...
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 592
Views: 84163

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

brar_w, It will be G2G deal.
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 592
Views: 84163

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Rakesh, Don't say that. MoD has to make a balanced decision and it will be made. Very clear that In has four theaters to operate in and needs a carrier in two of them. And then add carrier refit time of 2- 4 years. By making IAF responsible for the A&N airfield one carrier requirement there is e...
by ramana
05 Dec 2018 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis
Replies: 719
Views: 33555

Re: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis

December 4th brings good news that Christian Michel was brought to New Delhi after so many days of hearings and drama in UAE. The small picture is the corrupt gang involved in the Augusta Westland Helicopter scam will be brought to court. The big picture is the UK arms peddlers lobby in India, which...
by ramana
04 Dec 2018 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 85
Views: 14859

Re: Indian Interests_2

A few remarks. British started as traders but as privateers or pirates i.e. they were armed merchantmen. They always were accompanied by arms. Soon after they forced themselves using their gunpowder ships/navies and arms to extract the right to trade. The narrative of traders with fortified garrison...
by ramana
04 Dec 2018 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 85
Views: 14859

Re: Indian Interests_2

A two year old book recommended by Ravi Rikhye on British conquest. I am posting the book review in wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_Conquered In the author's own words Viewpoint: The myth of 'strong' British rule in India By Jon Wilson Historian In the midst of busy London, the Oriental Clu...
by ramana
04 Dec 2018 06:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why US needs to stay in Afghanistan
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Why US needs to stay in Afghanistan

JohB, Are you in high school speech and debate coach?

You will find many articles on those topics right from google.
Key in each as a search phrase.

Good luck.
by ramana
04 Dec 2018 06:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179710

Re: Understanding the US - Again

BTW the Brookings scholar tweeted about Non-Alignment 3.0 and cropped out NaMo picture. Lots of burn in Indian American chatteratti who man the think tanks.

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