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by ramana
03 Aug 2021 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 420
Views: 75234

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Of we look at the BRI, it is revived Silk Route. In fact before 2016 it was called Silk Route BRI.
The old Silk Route was to trade Chinese Silk Now it is to trade Chinese mfd goods. And is backed by financial, political and military power. In that order.
by ramana
03 Aug 2021 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 420
Views: 75234

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

XJP went to Tibet and we have an analysis from an Indian China Watcher. Link: https://www.vifindia.org/article/2021/july/29/xi-jinping-visit-to-tibet-is-important-and-has-implications-for-india Xi Jinping Visit to Tibet is Important and has Implications for India Jayadeva Ranade July 29, 2021 Chines...
by ramana
02 Aug 2021 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4555
Views: 921113

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

Lots of bokwas. All these hi-tech folks talk like they are masters of the universe.
by ramana
31 Jul 2021 03:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding Islamic Society
Replies: 750
Views: 47535

Re: Understanding Islamic Society

London School of Economics has an article on the Muslim diaspora in the West.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epd ... nana.12691
by ramana
31 Jul 2021 02:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Quad News and Discussion- June 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 3630

Re: Quad News and Discussion- June 2021

We haven't seen much discussion of Blinken's visit to India wrt Quad.
by ramana
31 Jul 2021 02:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread
Replies: 138
Views: 13721

Re: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread

^^^
There is an African proverb that is apt for Pakjabis:

"The sheep fears the wolf, but finally gets eaten by the shepherd!"

Who is the wolf, sheep and shepherd are all for the reader to imagine!
by ramana
30 Jul 2021 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 968
Views: 218012

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

https://www.lse.ac.uk/ideas/publications/reports Folks we are suffering from a paucity of data and reports. Here is a link to the London School of Economics' already published research and thus data rich. So please take time to ready what interests you and post a link and short response in the appro...
by ramana
30 Jul 2021 21:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 193
Views: 54462

Re: Indian Interests_2

In 2012 London School of Economics issued a report on India and many eminent people wrote in it. https://www.lse.ac.uk/ideas/Assets/Documents/reports/LSE-IDEAS-India-Superpower.pdf SSridhar and Rudradev please read the chapter and make two-page essay on where we are and where we are lacking nine yea...
by ramana
30 Jul 2021 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 986
Views: 306435

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

fanne, The MK1A design is to be frozen 18 months after contract award.
Please don't build frustration level by not doing research.
by ramana
30 Jul 2021 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3886
Views: 914868

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

So what's status of Dhruvastra? Trials? Production?
by ramana
30 Jul 2021 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1196
Views: 287089

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:Why would one want to do that Ramana ji? Pic rail bipods are a dime a dozen. Even OFB makes one for their 7.62x51 sniper.


Perfect.
by ramana
30 Jul 2021 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 986
Views: 306435

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

Kakkaji wrote:Is there even a prototype of the Mk1A flying yet?

Plan was 18 months after contract signed. But with Covid expect some slip.
by ramana
29 Jul 2021 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 198
Views: 33670

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

Started reading Rush Doshi's Long Game on China and a Grand Strategy to negate it.

I was reminded of my BRM article in 2000 is still relevant wrt India.

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/archives/ ... amana.html
by ramana
29 Jul 2021 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5838
Views: 1070136

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Rush Doshi is a US NSC China Director. Before that he wrote The Long Game, based on his PhD dissertation on China. In the first chapter he has this long description. Right in the beginning of the "Long Game", Doshi writes "A hegemon’s position in regional and global order emerges from...
by ramana
29 Jul 2021 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5838
Views: 1070136

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Good work in unearthing the deep links of the AP reporter posting bile.
by ramana
29 Jul 2021 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 198
Views: 33670

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

Mencius or Meng Xi was second most important Chinese scholar after Confucius https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mencius Principal thoughts Human nature While Confucius himself did not explicitly focus on the subject of human nature, Mencius asserted the innate goodness of the individual, believing that i...
by ramana
29 Jul 2021 06:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 4009
Views: 871521

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

Since when did this water cannon salute become tradition of IAF?
It's traditional to USAF.
by ramana
28 Jul 2021 04:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1196
Views: 287089

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Will the INSAS Bipod fit these Sig Sauer 716i?
by ramana
28 Jul 2021 04:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 1214
Views: 278995

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

These are the Pakiban hiding among the Taliban.
by ramana
26 Jul 2021 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Books Folder - 2008 onwards!!!
Replies: 1243
Views: 128601

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: 138
Views: 13721

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: 1196
Views: 287089

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: 1243
Views: 128601

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: 4555
Views: 921113

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: 5612
Views: 682306

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: 1196
Views: 287089

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: 3886
Views: 914868

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: 138
Views: 13721

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: 193
Views: 54462

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: 5263
Views: 883758

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: 5612
Views: 682306

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: 1196
Views: 287089

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: 1196
Views: 287089

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: 193
Views: 54462

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: 193
Views: 54462

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...

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