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by ramana
22 Jun 2021 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 370
Views: 67631

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: 161
Views: 48277

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: 1482
Views: 381712

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: 1514
Views: 448484

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: 1514
Views: 448484

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: 1514
Views: 448484

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: 3791
Views: 867148

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: 3791
Views: 867148

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: 1514
Views: 448484

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: 4961
Views: 577524

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: 4961
Views: 577524

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: 1514
Views: 448484

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: 1514
Views: 448484

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: 3823
Views: 796188

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: 3823
Views: 796188

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: 1209611

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: 1209611

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: 103
Views: 14749

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: 103
Views: 14749

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: 1514
Views: 448484

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: 4961
Views: 577524

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: 63324

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.
by ramana
19 Jun 2021 04:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 63324

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

No jokers from Army trials groups.
by ramana
19 Jun 2021 04:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1514
Views: 448484

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Athos won't be imported. If it needs firing a general or two so be it. No more crap.
Now we know why guns are failing trials.
Because they have to so imports can be justified.
by ramana
18 Jun 2021 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4961
Views: 577524

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: 4961
Views: 577524

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: 3791
Views: 867148

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: 370
Views: 67631

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: 370
Views: 67631

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: 370
Views: 67631

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: 370
Views: 67631

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: 4961
Views: 577524

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: 1514
Views: 448484

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: 4367
Views: 1337037

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: 529365

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: 4961
Views: 577524

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...

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