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by ramana
03 Mar 2021 06:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 491
Views: 66041

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Why did MBS approve of the killing of Jamal Kashoggi? is that a rhetorical question? Jamal kashoggi was like a dissident columnist writing in the washington post against the state of KSA. he was wanted for a while in KSA and fled the state into exile in turkey. and since the only way to get him was...
by ramana
03 Mar 2021 06:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1055
Views: 105562

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

There is lot of progress in Indian Ocean island states and India.
by ramana
03 Mar 2021 05:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1055
Views: 105562

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Chetak,
The UNHCR vote against SL will drive them closer and do nothing for Tamil in SL.

Top priority should be to wean SL from PRC
Second priority is safety of SL Tamil population.

Third is cutoff Pak terrorism from SL.

India should stop carrying Whiteman burden.
by ramana
03 Mar 2021 05:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5334
Views: 1357064

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I am willing to bet a dollar to donut hole the fifth plane was M2KH.
by ramana
03 Mar 2021 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5334
Views: 1357064

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

We're all 5 M2Ks upgraded planes?
by ramana
03 Mar 2021 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5334
Views: 1357064

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Nabhah Sparsham Deeptam Bombing Balakot 18 February 2019 Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa....Tony Dhanoa as he is called by his buddies, was driving to the South Block of Parliament buildings to attend a meeting called by Ajit Doval, the National Security Adviser to the government of India. ...
by ramana
03 Mar 2021 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5334
Views: 1357064

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I got a Whatsapp forward on Balakot and will post.
by ramana
03 Mar 2021 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5334
Views: 1357064

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The strike on Balakot was and is a non-military strike as it housed the Pak terrorists responsible for Pulwama. Balakot was nit a military site. However Paki retaliation was against Indian military targets and should be called a "military strike". But for Abhinandan capture and subsequent ...
by ramana
03 Mar 2021 01:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 70
Views: 4002

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Breaking News : As per BJP survey, right now BJP is winning 195 seats.

#BengalElections2021

https://twitter.com/Ash_Rokzz23/status/ ... 18272?s=19
by ramana
02 Mar 2021 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 70
Views: 4002

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Thanks for posting data and less opinions. Also sometimes please analyze the data who is it from, when is it from what does it say, what are its strong points and weak points? Example in above picture NK Digital giving 69 to BJP is skewing the results. One technique taught to me in laboratory is thr...
by ramana
02 Mar 2021 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5334
Views: 1357064

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Indranil, KaranM, Can the Tejas Mk1 be upgraded to Mk1A standards eventually? Some avionics, yes. But there are structural differences that can't be retrofitted. MK1A is designed with production engineering improvements for easy serviceability. In terms of what matters to us, common radar, EW, arma...
by ramana
02 Mar 2021 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 551
Views: 126911

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Moved.

Let us stick to the topic.

Thanks, r
by ramana
01 Mar 2021 07:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1323
Views: 380566

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

So where do SP artillery fit in an armored formation?
by ramana
01 Mar 2021 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720170

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

From Koo:

As of this year, UP ($75 billion), Maharashtra ($62 billion est) and Tamil Nadu ($46 billion est) have budgets exceeding the Pakistan federal budget ($45 billion). West Bengal ($38 billion est) and Karnataka ($36 billion) are just behind.
by ramana
01 Mar 2021 07:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2449
Views: 622316

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

As of this year, UP ($75 billion), Maharashtra ($62 billion est) and Tamil Nadu ($46 billion est) have budgets exceeding the Pakistan federal budget ($45 billion). West Bengal ($38 billion est) and Karnataka ($36 billion) are just behind.
by ramana
01 Mar 2021 04:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 70
Views: 4002

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

The Bengal DGP of Land Order has been removed by Election Commission after lots of complaints by the election officials.
by ramana
01 Mar 2021 04:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 367
Views: 62116

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Folks opened an elections thread. Please use that for elections discussion.

So plan to lock this thread till 5 May is three days after results are declared.

Will transfer relevant post there.

Ramana
by ramana
01 Mar 2021 03:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 491
Views: 66041

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Why did MBS approve of the killing of Jamal Kashoggi?
by ramana
01 Mar 2021 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 298144

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

Folks opened an elections thread. Please use that for elections discussion.
There isn't much to discuss about Andhra.
So plannto lock this thread till 5 May is three days after results are declared.

Will transfer relevant post there.

Ramana
by ramana
01 Mar 2021 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 70
Views: 4002

2021 Five State Elections

Kati wrote I think we badly need temporary separate threads for upcoming each state election, at least for WB, AS, TN+PD and KL. In effect elections two regions East and South India. The Bengal 8 phase election schedule is announced. All results by 2 May 2021. Please be civil as usual and discuss. R...
by ramana
01 Mar 2021 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720170

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The central theme of the article is India could do it because of defense cooperation. That premise seems right and wise. In his pathbreaking mega epic - 'Guns, Germs & Steel', Jared Diamond argues that east-west axis of knowledge allowed eurasian civilizations to stay ahead in military tech. Kn...
by ramana
01 Mar 2021 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 348
Views: 46186

Re: Tactics & military craft

X-Post... Sharing some thread exchanges with Pravin Shawney. Concepts of ops, tactics, Op art, embedded in these. Have tried to teach Shawney basics but have failed. Maybe members here can benefit https://twitter.com/Ak5985965/status/1317743929215930369?s=20 https://twitter.com/Ak5985965/status/1362...
by ramana
01 Mar 2021 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1077
Views: 201092

Re: The IAF History Thread

Thanks for the Longewala Hunter strike details. I informed Shiv about his cousin K. Suresh's exploits and that painting!!!
by ramana
28 Feb 2021 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720170

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I wonder if the CT that Pak's Aim120 are GPS locked to Pak areas is correct. It should not be difficult for US to lock the Aim120 to hit target, only if IAF gets cross LC. Even if this is not the case, Paks will very suspicious that the 5 Aim120 fired on to our side, didn't hit any target. Only WC ...
by ramana
28 Feb 2021 09:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720170

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Still not a good idea to discuss US politics in this thread. BTW Pak releasing the video of Abhinandan shows some resistance to the ceasefire in the Pak military. For all, we know they will be like that scorpion and the duck and break the agreement. +200 to both the points, I can estimate the timin...
by ramana
28 Feb 2021 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720170

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I tweeted: PRC dilemma in Pangong Tso was getting caught in the position of a boxer up against an opponent with both a good left hook and a good right cross. The IA force deployment left them staring at certain defeat every which way. Xi JinPing decided to teach a lesson after Modi- Abe summit in la...
by ramana
28 Feb 2021 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720170

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Eijaz Haider and other RAPE are great at self-delusion. It's instructive that Moeed Youssef disassociated himself from the CFA. Shows his fear of lamp post. As I said on Twitter it's just a coincidence that the Chinese retreat and Pak CFA were around the same time. Also, negotiations with China for ...
by ramana
27 Feb 2021 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720170

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Still not a good idea to discuss US politics in this thread. BTW Pak releasing the video of Abhinandan shows some resistance to the ceasefire in the Pak military. For all, we know they will be like that scorpion and the duck and break the agreement. YashG, Please use the strat forum where there are ...
by ramana
27 Feb 2021 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1323
Views: 380566

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

great knowledge transfer.

I too hope more K-9s

One question how are Independent armored brigades organized?

3 tank regiments and 1 SP regiment plus medium regiment?
by ramana
27 Feb 2021 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1032
Views: 231822

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

No need for preaching from ORF.
The deal must have required hard negotiations for the price to come down.
And realization it might not happen for Russians to
by ramana
26 Feb 2021 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military FAQ Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 41287

Re: Military FAQ Thread

Another good resource on WWII tactics:

http://www.lonesentry.com/intelbulletin ... bject.html

Most haven't changed.
by ramana
26 Feb 2021 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military FAQ Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 41287

Re: Military FAQ Thread

Some old US data on Mountain warfare in benign Alps!!!
Note the stress on human performance.

http://www.lonesentry.com/articles/ttt/ ... roops.html

The index has a treasure trove of WWII stuff on Axis powers.
by ramana
26 Feb 2021 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5700
Views: 804717

Re: Understanding the US - Again

This how decline starts with Jason faced policy. A harsher comment would be dyslexic.
by ramana
26 Feb 2021 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720170

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Except that the Kailash Range is now littered with landmines, listening devices, accelerometers to detect movement and likely crisscrossed with tunnels. Tunnels likely to have been stocked with food, water and weapons caches. Are all these confirmed news? Kailash Range is within Indian LAC, there h...
by ramana
25 Feb 2021 07:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3523
Views: 720170

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

There are a few redlines already communicated to XJP. But need to.understand that after 2008 US financial.colllaode China got aggressive and Sametime UPA stagnated. This caused financial imbalance. And the salami nibbling began.. So if economy tanks, the military can't be sustained and will be back ...
by ramana
25 Feb 2021 04:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 758087

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Composite. Based on color not graphite fiber.
by ramana
25 Feb 2021 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 48668

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1363852651494957057?s=20 ---> Massively belated, but first contract for indigenous Light Combat Helicopter shortly, confirms Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. What's belated? The LCH just got fully certified. We were told 15 LCH ready to be handed over. A post abov...
by ramana
25 Feb 2021 04:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 34104

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Screwdrivergiri, unfortunately. Am a little disappointed that the order went to Kalyani, when domestic designed & developed platforms were available https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/bharat-forge-gains-on-collaboration-with-paramount-group-for-armoured-vehicles-121022300244_1.ht...

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