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by ramana
26 Jul 2021 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Books Folder - 2008 onwards!!!
Replies: 1239
Views: 127416

Re: Books Folder - 2008 onwards!!!

The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate With India by Vijay Gokhale India's relations with the People's Republic of China has captured the popular imagination ever since the 1950s but have rarely merited a detailed understanding of the issues. Individual episodes tend to arouse lively debate, whic...
by ramana
26 Jul 2021 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread
Replies: 136
Views: 13013

Re: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread

The long view of what makes Pakistan tick is its Pathans. The northwest fell to Ghazni around 1000 AD and gradually the Islamist horde rolled in. The Arab invasion of Sindh 300 years earlier did not do much. In fact, the Mughal conquest was of Turco-Afghan- Persian-led North India by Chagatai Turks....
by ramana
26 Jul 2021 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1189
Views: 283458

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I dont care if what they get kills the enemy dead.

Thakur, Thanks for the sights pictures.
Any idea who makes the bipod attachment for the Sig-Sauer in India? Or world?
by ramana
25 Jul 2021 05:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Books Folder - 2008 onwards!!!
Replies: 1239
Views: 127416

Re: Books Folder - 2008 onwards!!!

China’s New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong by Jude Blanchette Ever since Deng Xiaoping effectively de-radicalized China in the 1980s, there have been many debates about which path China would follow. Would it democratize? Would it embrace capitalism? Would the Co...
by ramana
24 Jul 2021 07:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4547
Views: 916124

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

Who volunteers to watch BDL for its going to be a crucial bottleneck entity. All these become vital for enabling production contracts The company is setting up new infrastructure for Surface-Mount Technology, High Performance Computing facility, Seeker Facility Centre, Warhead Production facility, H...
by ramana
24 Jul 2021 04:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5504
Views: 663877

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

look at these other coconuts, they are wannabe opinion-makers but in reality, they are fringe and fraud hangers-on hoping for scraps in the form of the occasional retweet https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E68qezBUUAcwEfh?format=png&name=large They are two burnt-up jack fruit seeds. Will cause stomach...
by ramana
24 Jul 2021 04:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1189
Views: 283458

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

It has. SIG Sauer could not yet comment on the exact configuration of the Indian 716i but noted that while they are very similar to the commercial 716i Tread they are capable of fully automatic fire and have an additional 6 o’clock Picatinny rail on the handguard to meet Indian requirements. An MLOK...
by ramana
24 Jul 2021 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3882
Views: 908247

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

Xi Jin Ping visited Tibet and was about 15 km from LAC.
Speculation is it was a military preparedness review.
Two things since Galwan in this theater are NaMo wishing Dalai Lama on his birthday and the activation of Hashimara with Rafales with the extra Hammer buy.
by ramana
24 Jul 2021 04:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread
Replies: 136
Views: 13013

Re: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread

We started this thread in Dec 2015 and stopped.
It's quite crucial for we see that unravelling of TSP has started once the factors that make Pakistan Tick is being addressed: nuclear question, Pashtuns, Afghanistan, and above all India'
Would suggest folks re-read our old comments and renew our faith.
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 192
Views: 45339

Re: Indian Interests_2

Vsunder, Thanks. British had an agent posted in San Francisco who got with the expatriate Sikhs.
I forget his name.
Also William Randolph Hearst's mother was a key supporter of Lala Hardayal an important figure in Ghadar movement. He taught in Berkeley and Stanford.
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5253
Views: 879550

Re: Internal Security Watch

The Modus Operandi was an Afghan national who married an Assamese Muslim woman. Their son went to Nepal and infiltrated Assam and got Aaddhar. card. he then went to Kerala where 9 of his uncles were working in Cochin Shipyard. Recently a drone was spotted overflying the shipyard and investigation ze...
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5504
Views: 663877

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak That quote is by Seema Sirohi. And it's on eve of Blinken's visit to India. So draw your own conclusions. I think the Pegasus caper with WaPo etc has a US SD hand in it. Meenakshi Lekhi also said that it is linked to the data protection Bill coming up in this parliament session. Basically, Bi...
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1189
Views: 283458

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

What recent concern? Its from Print a usual naysayer.
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1189
Views: 283458

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Manish_P,

7.62x51 is made by OFB.
https://www.ofb.gov.in/product/products ... 62-mm-ball
It is the old SLR bullet.
Its made in five categories.
In fact, that was a point for choosing the calibre.
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 08:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 192
Views: 45339

Re: Indian Interests_2

What still ails Kahlistanis in America: US and Canada
Those that remained in the United States were plagued by a factional struggle between student-intellectuals and Punjabi labourers – the latter accused of impropriety, the former (not unreasonably) of embezzling funds.
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 192
Views: 45339

Re: Indian Interests_2

Continued.. More concerted action was taken after members of Ghadar reached out to members of Jugantar (one of the pre-war Bengali secret societies) in hiding in Benares[34] in order to gain access to more arms and home-made explosives. A date was fixed – 21 February 1915 – upon which members of Gha...
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 192
Views: 45339

Re: Indian Interests_2

In Punjab we see similar issues plaguing the state: increasing rural landlessness as land is cornered by Jat Sikhs, increased poverty as APMC are cornered by arthiyas connected to political parties, and the Covid pandemic. All these are built on a foundation of turmoil since the Congress and Akali D...
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 192
Views: 45339

Re: Indian Interests_2

Continued... Beginning in the 1880s, men from the same communities and villages migrated as labourers to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and, finally, logging and railroad camps, timber-mills and large farms along the Pacific Coast of North America (California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia)....
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 192
Views: 45339

Re: Indian Interests_2

Since we don't have a thread on India's political and freedom history thread, posting here. https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/revolutionary_networks_india We realize that a hundred years ago both violence and non-violence were intertwined in getting India's freedom in four decades. A...
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Requests to Admins - 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 18375

Re: Requests to Admins - 2019

Go ahead and start the thread in Strat Forum.
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3939
Views: 858507

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

One impressive thing is how soon the Rafales are being deployed to active service.
Even Tejas took a while to be declared ready for active service.
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chinese Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 8776

Re: Chinese Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

From above PLA Armoured and Mechanised Infantry Brigade Structures[ 3] The People’s Liberation Army’s 112th Mechanised Infantry Division was the first unit using the new structure and when unveiled in 2006 is claimed by the PLA to be two generations ahead of its predecessor.[4] The division is organ...
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chinese Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 8776

Re: Chinese Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

A more meaning full threat for IA:

Organization of the PLA Mechanized divisions.

http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-PLA-Div- ... ocId595771

PLA Mechanised Infantry Division Air Defence Systems
PLA Point Defence Systems
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1189
Views: 283458

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Does the grenade have a shaped charge? If yes, then it's armoured piercing. You got it. It comes in four variants Link: https://pib.gov.in/Pressreleaseshare.aspx?PRID=1645370 There are four varieties of this ammunition:- a) 40 mm UBGL (Practice) b) 40 mm UBGL (HEAP) c) 40 mm UBGL (HEDP d) 40 mm UBG...
by ramana
22 Jul 2021 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Books Folder - 2008 onwards!!!
Replies: 1239
Views: 127416

Re: Books Folder - 2008 onwards!!!

I submit these three books for consideration. All from Oxford Uty Press 1) The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy: Why Strategic Superiority Matters by Matthew Kroenig For decades, the reigning scholarly wisdom about nuclear weapons policy has been that the United States only needs the ability to ab...
by ramana
21 Jul 2021 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 391277

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Manish, I expect Tejas Mk2 to be around 170.
Thanks for the nice summary.
You can also add the C-290 transport plane for replacing the An fleet.
by ramana
20 Jul 2021 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 160
Views: 26917

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

Chetak About your feedback.
CDS Rawat might have the same four-star ranking but he is senior in service.
by ramana
20 Jul 2021 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 160
Views: 26917

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

Vidur, Thanks for the feedback. It will surely be considered. One thing to realize is the nature of challenges to India from its neighbors and anyone else are of a tactical nature and wars will be over in days if not weeks. The IAF concept of strategic strikes comes from WWII Bomber Command concept ...
by ramana
20 Jul 2021 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 1190
Views: 272099

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

I think time to revive the Af-Pak->Fak-Ap thread...
by ramana
20 Jul 2021 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1398244

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Some video channel was saying manufacturing defect led to Brahmos ER test.

If any thing in print please post here.
by ramana
19 Jul 2021 04:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians
Replies: 145
Views: 30952

Re: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians

Did we list Amnesty, Thuneberg etc as entities to sucker Indians?
by ramana
19 Jul 2021 04:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5504
Views: 663877

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I think biggest loser was SuSwa who was salivating at prospects of twisting knife.
by ramana
19 Jul 2021 04:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4838
Views: 541043

Re: Deterrence

Sad that Dr Sethi pulls up agreements between US and USSR and tries to shoe horn into India China dyad.
China does not even recognize India as a nuke weapon state.
by ramana
19 Jul 2021 04:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 1190
Views: 272099

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

gunfire shots rang out as cries of "Allahu Akhbar" are heard. I saw the CNN report with the video in which this happens. Those cries seemed like they knew what they were doing was horrible and were desperately seeking to be absolved by the very god in whose name they were killing those me...
by ramana
19 Jul 2021 04:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 1190
Views: 272099

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Kit, Paul Kennedy explains "Balance of Power" strategy is an emerging or declining power strategy in his great book. A great power acts.

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