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by ramana
25 Jun 2021 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 386
Views: 69633

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

So you are relying on history to make statements about present! Qing dynasty at its height was very powerful. It was its weakening from late 18th century that led to the "century of humiliation" which ended the Imperium but as Transformation happened the Tradition persisted as we showed he...
by ramana
24 Jun 2021 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5001
Views: 585490

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Pawar only cares to establish his daughter as NCP head.
Nothing else.
NCP already has two factions.
In fact, some think NCP will get absorbed into BJP.
by ramana
24 Jun 2021 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China's Global Strategy-I
Replies: 55
Views: 16577

Re: China's Global Strategy-I

Manish, Please clean up the above post.
Thanks, ramana
by ramana
24 Jun 2021 07:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 15, 2021
Replies: 550
Views: 117684

Re: Terroristan - April 15, 2021

RD, I think "Do Piaza" is very much needed.
Start with inaugural issue with Anujan's take on Half is Suar.
Can be pdf tweeted with newsletter format.
by ramana
24 Jun 2021 07:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 256
Views: 103639

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Kati good report.
Please post excerpts so can analyze it.
by ramana
23 Jun 2021 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5001
Views: 585490

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Chetak, Can we find out what Muslim school Mohd Umar follows?
Is it Ahle Hadis?
by ramana
23 Jun 2021 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5001
Views: 585490

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

People are ignoring the mess being created in TN by Stalin. And getting distracted by Jihadidi. https://twitter.com/GauthamMachaiah/status/1407717009241128961?s=20 Jihadidi is the hidden PM candidate for they need a ruthless person. She is demonstrating her capability in WB to make her claim. Pawar ...
by ramana
23 Jun 2021 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 386
Views: 69633

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

There were many other defections recently after 19 th Congress
by ramana
23 Jun 2021 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 79
Views: 17290

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

The bringing para military is a red herring. Theater commands are RM domain. Need to be focused. No inter ministerial nonsense. CDS is not for bringing police forces under military. Leads to Praetorization of police forces. Wonder who proposed it? Coast Guard is most likely by Navy for its long stan...
by ramana
23 Jun 2021 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 386
Views: 69633

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Rudradev, Yes the Deng's succession mechanism diffused the Mandate of Heaven which as David points out is people's acceptance or jana samudaya. Xi Jinping by reverting old style Emperor will face public anger incase of any problems. And he is facing problems as the Financial Times article wrote. Wil...
by ramana
23 Jun 2021 09:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 386
Views: 69633

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

David D, Yes should be Mongol or Yuan dynasty.
Will correct it.
by ramana
23 Jun 2021 02:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 186
Views: 54154

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

Thanks all of you for digging the information and collating it.

Truly appreciate it.
ramana
by ramana
23 Jun 2021 02:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 386
Views: 69633

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Thanks for the feedback. Someone did a math modeling of Chinese dynasty and tried to fit math relationship. The eleven dynasties had from one generation to quite long duration. Some of them were short span due to losing the MoH quickly. I think Communist dynasty rule will be short span for its again...
by ramana
23 Jun 2021 00:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 386
Views: 69633

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

That phase is over.
That's what I am saying.
Please read over again.

The Imperial exam system was abolished in 1911.
With that, the need to study the Chinese classics was over too.
Yet both Mao and Xi list the Chinese classics among their favorite books.
So they have read them too.
by ramana
22 Jun 2021 13:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 386
Views: 69633

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

India won't beat China by imitating them. It will lead to becoming Massa's Gungadin.

We need to understand China for it looks at the future through its own past.
by ramana
22 Jun 2021 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 386
Views: 69633

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Xi has made himself their protector against a hostile West. Without him and the CCP, their Cheen would be partitioned and humiliated by the colonial powers like they were in 1800s. They hammer that point to their people over and over. Without Xi and the CCP, Chinese will be poor again and China wil...
by ramana
22 Jun 2021 07:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 186
Views: 54154

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

Dated news but how is DARIN III progressing? Its two years since the FOC birds were certified. Do HAL reports claim any progress? From Vayu Aerospace's Nov-Dec 2019 edition Certifying agency RCMA (A/c) has accorded Final Operation Clearance for the HAL-built Jaguar DARIN III strike fighter. So far, ...
by ramana
22 Jun 2021 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1483
Views: 382951

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Quite pathetic.
by ramana
22 Jun 2021 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1522
Views: 450765

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

srai, It will be sorted out.

CDS is there to iron these out.
He is taking Clausewitz to heart.
To paraphrase:
The primary mission of the War department is to prepare for war and fight the war.
All this bokwas nataks are to stop prepare for war with petty tricks.
by ramana
22 Jun 2021 06:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1522
Views: 450765

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Even veterans like Lt. Gen Shankar running down the ATAGS program is sad. He has consistently claimed that ATAGS has a long way to go and is not ready. Wonder why. To his credit, he has given some rational reasons about why he feels ATAGS program need to mature. He has said in a blog post (it is so...
by ramana
22 Jun 2021 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1522
Views: 450765

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Well the political remedy is to win 2024. And short term is UP 2022.
Very soon expect proposal to lease Athos guns.
The first to suggest should be shot.
by ramana
22 Jun 2021 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3806
Views: 872886

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

Looks like another long IDSA genre paper.

Yes Indian military has studied the 1979 Sino-Vietnam war and learned a lot on what it takes to challenge PLA.
The pertinent lessons for India are Nathu La, Sumdrong Chu, Depsang, Dokhlam, and Galwan.
by ramana
22 Jun 2021 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3806
Views: 872886

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

In future please give author name.

Attribution: Sudarshan Shrikhande, “Pitfalls in Making Assumptions About Chinese PLA’s Military-Political Behaviour”, ORF Occasional Paper No. 191, May 2019, Observer Research Foundation.
by ramana
22 Jun 2021 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1522
Views: 450765

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

But the rot sets in once the interaction with the Politicians and Baboos start I agree with this only partially. Lot of officers are corrupt even where politicians and bureaucrats are not involved. And they are present at all levels. It is not that corruption is a switch that is automatically switc...
by ramana
21 Jun 2021 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5001
Views: 585490

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

R^3, Have you considered OFB has been a very anti-national setup with a cabal to ensure Indiavwill always be weak. Corporations OFB as DPSU is best option. If they persist then these will be privatized fully. The OFB staff is worse than govt departments. They go through motions of working and thus p...
by ramana
21 Jun 2021 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5001
Views: 585490

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Shanmukh So, it is in its interest to render the debate irrelevant by its actions, an obvious action that comes to mind is the implementation of the CAA. And then it can legitimately ask the questions: 1) what is a Bengali identity that denies citizenship to Bengali refugees of religious persecution...
by ramana
21 Jun 2021 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1522
Views: 450765

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

basant posted a link above Army currently lock horns with china in Eastern Laddakh, and to our utter surprise, it has very limited number of 155mm artillery guns. No need for surprise. it was deliberate sabotage by Army artillery and Procurement cats to cause imports. The problem with self-sabotage ...
by ramana
21 Jun 2021 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1522
Views: 450765

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

ATAGS has 25 lit. chambers translate into greater recoil force so stronger thus heavier gun. can ATHOS match ATAGS range? no. BTW why are we debating? the one who pays says no means no . Because the one who pays is the tax payer. And unless there are very specific reasons, like deserts can't withst...
by ramana
21 Jun 2021 02:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3833
Views: 799441

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

KLD, Why you keep saying crazy idea? Discuss if you want without name-calling the proposal. As the Taliban takes over Afghanistan, need to detach Jammu from Kashmir. So only thing to discuss is the POK merger with Kashmir. Kashmir medieval history runs through Afghanistan. Not Pakjab. So let us be c...
by ramana
21 Jun 2021 02:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3833
Views: 799441

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

V_Raman wrote:We are scoring self-goals here - Diggy did not say that 370 will be restored - all he said was statehood will be looked at...

I guess you know Diggy's mind better than him?
He openly is saying will bring back Art 370.
And he is saying to Pakis who have no say in J&K.
by ramana
21 Jun 2021 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5761
Views: 1211202

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

mapunni, I want the Chinese to squeeze Chatham House till its like an empty coconut shell.
So don't cry for me Argentina.
by ramana
21 Jun 2021 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5761
Views: 1211202

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Folks, I would like us to take a pause in this thread. It's about 145 pages long. We just ramble on in the old Indian way of verbosity and everything but important stuff. Have we defined what is Chinese threat to India? And what do we care if it poses threat to the US, Europe, or China? Expect in a ...
by ramana
21 Jun 2021 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)
Replies: 107
Views: 15655

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

chetak wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SYTvSlGPA4



Tamil Nadu Security Alert. Is India facing a 3-front threat?





Chetak, How is this related to this thread?
it is usual whining by useless lizards' tails.
What were they doing when in govt? Nothing.
by ramana
21 Jun 2021 02:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India’s Ocean Territories (Andaman Nicobar & Lakshadweep)
Replies: 107
Views: 15655

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

Lakshadweep Administration wants to change High Court jurisdiction from Kerala HC to Karnataka.

Any folks please don't clutter this thread with inane materials.
Kerala stuff should go into the other threads.
This readd is strictly for IOT.
by ramana
19 Jun 2021 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1522
Views: 450765

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

We used to dread our Chemistry practicals attendant.
Even if you could do the tests accurately, we still had to take care of chai pani for he could fail you by giving the wrong chemical to identify in the petri dish.
So I never trust the testing guys for they can fix the outcome.
by ramana
19 Jun 2021 07:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5001
Views: 585490

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Anecdotal evidence somehow proves that Indians yearn for kingship and dynastic rule over democracy. Anecdotal at best for now. Long ago posted this on Twitter to a lot of wah-wahs. Machiavelli in the Prince wrote "Whoever desires to establish a kingdom or principality where liberty and equalit...
by ramana
19 Jun 2021 04:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 63687

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Bana they will become DPSUs.
Other than L&T can't trust one private guy to do real work. All are graduates of 15% profit mantra of the Congress raj.

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