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by ramana
18 Jun 2021 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4907
Views: 569041

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

All I can say is they are working on it.
by ramana
17 Jun 2021 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4907
Views: 569041

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

How about we wait before doing R/D?
by ramana
17 Jun 2021 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3787
Views: 862935

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

100 percent of strategic intelligence is open source. 100 % of tactical intelligence needs covert. After galwan, I hope intelligence aspect is not overlooked. If we can know when and where the Chinese attack will come, we can counter it and surprise them. I long ago posted that a Chinese attack is l...
by ramana
17 Jun 2021 22:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 360
Views: 66694

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Chetak That painting reflects China's fears of a repeat of the 19th-century of Humiliation via "Open Door Policy" etc under Qing dynasty.
by ramana
17 Jun 2021 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 360
Views: 66694

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Origins of China with Song Dynasty "In this major new study, Nicolas Tackett proposes that the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) witnessed both the maturation of an East Asian inter-state system and the emergence of a new worldview and sense of Chinese identity among educated elites. These devel...
by ramana
17 Jun 2021 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 360
Views: 66694

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Jaydeva Ranade the foremost China watcher writes: https://www.vifindia.org/article/2021/june/11/xi-jinping-and-ccp-leadership-wary-of-colour-revolution-before-20th-party-congress Anxiety in the leadership echelons of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of the possibility of a "colour revolution&q...
by ramana
17 Jun 2021 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 360
Views: 66694

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Nandakumar, I think Jack Ma had completed his usefulness for CPC purposes. SanjayKumar, Chinese history is different from that of India. The Eleven dynasties and the two warring states period have a lot of lessons. In fact, the Republican period was also a warring states period (internal rebellion w...
by ramana
17 Jun 2021 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4907
Views: 569041

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Good move. Making them into DPSUs was the result of many years of churn on Mil Forum...
And not by usual jingoes.
by ramana
17 Jun 2021 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1465
Views: 441339

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

One more thing is what you learnt on Bofors with its 39 caliber gun barrel is not applicable to Dhanush/Sarang with 45 calibers and ATAGS with 52 caliber. Reason is longer barrel gives more chance for muzzle strike in case of an issue. And issue could be many things and add barrel wear. I really thi...
by ramana
17 Jun 2021 07:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4366
Views: 1333483

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Folks OSINT is for only elmiro.
Don't contaminate the thread with your attempt at humor.
Thank you.
ramana
by ramana
16 Jun 2021 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4834
Views: 527669

Re: Deterrence

There is debate in the Indian NPA gang based in JNU that India should stay in the tirsankhu land visavis NSG etc.
They have been activated on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/RRajagopalanJNU/sta ... 95556?s=20

See the replies
by ramana
16 Jun 2021 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4907
Views: 569041

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The author Upendra Pradhan has a very superficial understanding of the loss and is regurgitating TMC propaganda. BTW here is a classic essay on cow being written on BJP loss in West Bengal. He has only one point and writes it as ten points. The 2019 election showed the limits of BJP support. To grow...
by ramana
16 Jun 2021 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 62609

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Basically, the OFB is being turned into 7 DPSUs.
Now to align DRDO labs to these DPSUs.
DRDO labs can do basic research and work with the DPSU R&D teams for product development.
by ramana
16 Jun 2021 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 1447
Views: 214483

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

I am going to close this thread.
Please do continue in the other thread.
Thank you all for the participation.
Ramana
by ramana
16 Jun 2021 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1465
Views: 441339

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Very clear the COIs are a sham and they are not getting to the root of the matter.
Report says Dhanush had 4 muzzle strikes so far and ATAGS and M-777 also had a strike each.
Incidentally all under Army trials.
by ramana
16 Jun 2021 03:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1465
Views: 441339

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

One more muzzle strike in February from the first batch of 6 guns.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 524828.cms
by ramana
16 Jun 2021 03:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3787
Views: 862935

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

Long view from Ladakh: Galwan’s lesson is that India needs allies against China. Three kinds of alliances are possible The bigger puzzle is what does India do in the short to medium term when this asymmetry continues to exist? What does India need to do in the next five to six years to ensure its t...
by ramana
16 Jun 2021 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3787
Views: 862935

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

XezJzmSruno ‘Imposing Political Costs On China Works Better Than Militarising LAC’ NEW DELHI: A year after the Galwan clash distrust between India and China has resulted in both sides have increased troop presence along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. That means India needs accl...
by ramana
16 Jun 2021 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3787
Views: 862935

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

The Chinese have been playing games.
As part of PGT accords the troops on both sides were to withdraw a set distance. More in case of PLA as they have better roads.
Looks like they are being moved forward.
And noticed by Indian troops also.
by ramana
16 Jun 2021 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 279803

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

Indian MoD is geared to.buy from abroad. It's not for sustainability of domestic production. Hence govt owned factory were setup. This has three bottle necks. DPSU and OFB became sarkari extensions and all sorts of inefficiencies crept in, Shoddy quality, trade unions, pretend work, extensive delays...
by ramana
15 Jun 2021 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 1447
Views: 214483

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Kati, Your 6 and 8 could be accurate.
Ambar, MB will be hidden face and revealed after all the dust is settled.
NCP is walking zombies
by ramana
13 Jun 2021 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 1447
Views: 214483

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

KL Dubey wrote:Hoping for swift and long-overdue closure of this thread.



The Indian way is to exhaust the debate and catharsis. So why the rush to close it?
It will close when nothing more to say.
by ramana
13 Jun 2021 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 1447
Views: 214483

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

So Ambar if we put Petrol in the GST regime with middle-level tax for it's not a luxury item then it will bring the prices down.
by ramana
12 Jun 2021 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 1447
Views: 214483

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Aditya_V Can you look at petrol price break down? What base price, Central, State Cess?
by ramana
11 Jun 2021 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 1447
Views: 214483

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Good that BJP getting some lessons. Mukul Roys ( or Jatin Prasadas) are only fair whether friends. Not all coming in to the Parties are going to be Hemantha Bishwa Sharmas. Party now has to take care of the ground workers and their families in WB. looks like all supporters are busy teaching lessons...
by ramana
11 Jun 2021 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3787
Views: 862935

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

XJP authorized it and hence no one else took the fall. The Western Theater Commander got reassigned. So it's a military debacle.
by ramana
11 Jun 2021 08:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 279803

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

Key takeaways:
Covid did impact HAL production
Four Tejas are ready to joind the IAF fleet.
10 FOC to complete this year.
Trainers to begin 2022
AMCA will be HAL and Private partnership.

LCH and LUH still not clear.
Common IMRH for three services
by ramana
11 Jun 2021 08:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 1447
Views: 214483

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

RahulM, Thanks for the long and detailed analysis. Sure beats the pop analysis in media. Yes, there were missteps and active measures by TMC that got them the majority. Can you compare and contrast Suvendhu Adhikari and Mukul Roy? If anyone wants to analyze what did TMC do right, that turned the cor...
by ramana
11 Jun 2021 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3787
Views: 862935

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

If Covid is shown to be a bio-weapon a second strike is justified under Indian doctrine. My point was with respect to China 'grabbing Indian soil'. That's not part of Indian doctrine. The doubts about Covid coming from the Wuhan Institute of Virology are dissipating by the day. The latest is the di...
by ramana
11 Jun 2021 00:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)
Replies: 97
Views: 13697

Re: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)

VinodTK and kit,
Why do you think that such a stink is being raised in Chindu and Kerala about LDW?
by ramana
10 Jun 2021 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 279803

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

Hemant what value is added in that post other than a rant?
by ramana
10 Jun 2021 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 40688

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 12 April 2021

Philip, Good post on SMART.
It's a game changer for LDW and West coast.
by ramana
10 Jun 2021 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1475
Views: 378834

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

How does it matter - IA, MOD, GOI? There is a fault and for their holding on to high moral ground neither IA nor MOD nor GOI could help jobs staying in India. I blame them all for sending Indian jobs and brains overseas. It is pathetic to see some play this game of IA or MOD or Charlie Chaplin! Lau...
by ramana
10 Jun 2021 05:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 73
Views: 16008

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

The headquarters of the new air defence command is likely to be located either at Allahabad or at Nagpur.

Prayagraj.

Nagpur puts too many in Deccan with Karwar already taken for Maritime command.
by ramana
10 Jun 2021 05:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 73
Views: 16008

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

Govt has given last warning on early formation. No more excuses.
by ramana
09 Jun 2021 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1465
Views: 441339

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

With Netanyahu out in Israel, not sure about Athos buy.

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