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by shiv
30 Apr 2017 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 969
Views: 70991

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

chinese would love to engage us right now. we are at a position of military/economic and even diplomatic weakness vs them. I hear people making this assertion very often, Can you flesh out why you think so taking into account China's own military an logistical and geopolitical difficulties? Sometim...
by shiv
30 Apr 2017 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 969
Views: 70991

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Folks I want to do something that I consider "fun". But I would like input from BRFites. For example - many of the Chinese military sites recognizable at the borders have long buildings that vary between 150x35 feet to 70x20 feet. Some are single floor and some multi-floor. It is almost ce...
by shiv
30 Apr 2017 07:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 309
Views: 15234

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

I don't know if anyone noticed. When Trump accused NoKo of not listening to China - this was as much a barb against China as NoKo. He was saying "I note that NoKo is now out of Chinese control and something different may be needed"
by shiv
30 Apr 2017 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 969
Views: 70991

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Shiv Saar I'll post details later since I'm on my mobile but the Chinese have been holding exercises to learn and tube their long range deployments by going to their North West. Tibet is of course different due to altitude but I'm sure they take that into account in their plans. No in fact those ex...
by shiv
30 Apr 2017 06:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 969
Views: 70991

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Probably not but the Ostrich like attitude also has not worked. Power abhors a vacuum, Rhetorical constructs like "Ostrich like attitude" and "Power abhors a vacuum" are simply evasive replies and indicate to me ignorance or obfuscation of the real issues between India and Pakis...
by shiv
29 Apr 2017 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 969
Views: 70991

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

ShauryaT wrote:could India have pre-empted CPEC by co-opting Pakistan?

Wrong thread but I would be happy to hear of instances where India has co-opted Pakistan for anything
by shiv
29 Apr 2017 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2379
Views: 94683

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

One member with less than 50 posts has reported me!! Go ahead why don't you make your arguments instead of hidden from view of others reporting? Anothe guy makes threats on twitter to report BRF to authorities for LCA thread. Claimms he was long standing memebr here and doenst like the flow here. I...
by shiv
29 Apr 2017 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2569
Views: 142386

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

rkhanna wrote:^^^ First day on the job :rotfl: lol sorry couldnt resist

The Indian army selects vehicles for several good reasons - and ability to service "on the road" is one of them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CNgixDty-0
by shiv
29 Apr 2017 09:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

All said and done it appears that Chinese contempt, criticism and boorish behaviour towards Indians is their way of saying " We are greater than you and will say anything we like and you can do nothing about it" For a minute imagine that you are in China and someone treats you like this. Y...
by shiv
29 Apr 2017 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 567
Views: 58441

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Don't know how much relevance it has to the LCA Navy takeoff speed and rotation but I thought this was a generally informative video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p8Pqna4t7c
by shiv
29 Apr 2017 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

the Han core of Beijing and Shanghai is "fair game" to an overwhelming Indian nuclear response, as spelt out very clearly in our nuclear doctrine. Hence, the constant squealing about the Agni V test - they know they can no longer win a war with India by simply nuking India - they would ha...
by shiv
29 Apr 2017 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

Another gem from the forum lurker, who is willing to be identified as HayaGreevaPutra Shiv-ji, can you ask our informative lurker, on why Chinese culture is so dog-eat-dog ? Chinese society evolved in similar fashion as Indian/Mesopotamian/Egyptian : farming society, based on food surprlus. Ie, its...
by shiv
29 Apr 2017 06:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

Another gem from the forum lurker, who is willing to be identified as HayaGreevaPutra Shiv-ji, can you ask our informative lurker, on why Chinese culture is so dog-eat-dog ? Chinese society evolved in similar fashion as Indian/Mesopotamian/Egyptian : farming society, based on food surprlus. Ie, its...
by shiv
29 Apr 2017 06:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

SriJoy wrote:To my knowledge, the terrain and logistics supply line heavily favours the Chinese in Aksai Chin.

OT here so my reply is linked below
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7304&p=2149491#p2149491
by shiv
29 Apr 2017 06:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 969
Views: 70991

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

cross post To my knowledge , the terrain and logistics supply line heavily favours the Chinese in Aksai Chin. Not as simple as that. Their roads and comm lines are not all weather and their logistics lines are literally 1000s of km long. Tibet has a marginal economy and so a huge inflow of troops me...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

Fascinating points Shiv. Just curious to know if the forum lurker would be able to shed more light on a line of thought I was pursuing. He states that "Otherwise when suppressed by absolute strength,like they are now with the CPC, they will go to any lengths to justify their own oppression and...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 216
Views: 37823

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Geopolitically - India has no allies who act as sati Savitri loyal partner selling us bombers and not selling to assorted mchods. If we buy bombers from - say Russia - it makes Russian jobs and keeps their line open. Once the line is open the Russians will either want us to buy more, or will offer T...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 216
Views: 37823

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Shivji, you don't seem convinced about the use of Tu 160 in naval strike role over IOR. A pair of backfires or blackjacks can be effective against a naval task force that we can't target from our land based ASMs. I know we can use other IAF fighters such as MKIs for that role, but you'd need atleas...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 216
Views: 37823

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Completely agree on the part that we need to know how to make big plans. In general on this forum people tend to be enamoured of the armed platforms with teeth - the more teeth the better. but when it comes to China - air logistics will be crucial. We are totally dependent of phoren for air logisti...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 216
Views: 37823

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

More than strat bomber for carpet bombing, what I am advocating is for a CM carrier. Something that can carry 4-5 Brahmos in a internal bomb bay and ripple fire it a target at stand off ranges to take out key nodes of enemy's C4ISR and bases. All said and done, those H-6K's of PLAAF are significant...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 216
Views: 37823

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The history of long range bombers goes back to WW2 and the early cold war. In fact all current Russian bombers are leftovers from the cold war. So is the B1 for that matter. Only the B2 is post cold war - but America is unique in all ways. Basically the US and Russia were trying to "get each ot...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 216
Views: 37823

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

JayS wrote:And a fool compared it a 2000 pounder LGB. !

Yeah that was a totally idiotic thing.

The MOAB is an oversize Thermobaric weapon. DRDO is actually making thermobaric warheads for several munitions. They really should release videos. Probably fantastic for bunker busting and stuff like that
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 216
Views: 37823

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Hakeem sahib, True but a bomber is not limited to just carpetbombing a straight strip. For our purposes they would primarily serve us cruise missile carriers I believe. They would, in theory, be able to lug around 5-6 cruise missiles at any point of time and can be used as stand off launchers for r...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 216
Views: 37823

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

but the amount of effect Bala I would distinguish between "amount of explosive" and "amount of effect" You can have more explosive and less effect. Hundreds of bombs dropped in a straight line are most effective for targets that are long, perfectly straight and narrow - which pr...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 567
Views: 58441

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Do you have any videos of simultaneous take_off_AND_landing? That is what I am referring to. A carrier with two catapults is designed for simultaneous takeoffs. But we are talking about takeoff AND landing simultaneously which is what started me off.
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 567
Views: 58441

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

NRao wrote:USN carriers perform simultaneous take-off landings - YT has vids. ]

Please post link
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 567
Views: 58441

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

If only 1 plane can land or take off at a time, all that would be needed is one runway not two. You can see for yourself where the planes take off from ] The only thing missing from the equation is your own ignorance sir. I tried to give you a hint - but you are intent upon making wild, and I repea...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 07:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

Here is a note from lurker HayaGreevaPutra that I think I missed posting earlier Next is a Sect/University/Place of learning. We in India are used to a place of learning as a place where everybody is equal and ego has no place. The typical description of a Sect in Chinese stories is that of a sealed...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 07:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

^^I am sure he will read your question. I will point him to it if he does not. But he did say he will write more about attitudes to the Japanese with the following note I will organise my thoughts with some notes and get back. But I will give you a hint. In all the stories I read, apart from all the...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 2654
Views: 150231

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Wonder what 50% of K9 they are actually making. With respect - the question is the type that one hears answers for on NDTV - that is "The least important and most low tech parts including painting are done in India" "Painting - done in 4 hours by robots in the US takes 11 days in Ind...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 07:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1885
Views: 81051

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

From the years in service of the SU-30MKI, has IAF and or HAL figured out which are the spares that wear out most often and come up with better parts in consultation with the DRDO and the Russians? Cannot speak about Su-30 but the Base Repair Depots have a long list of spares at Aero India which th...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 567
Views: 58441

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Neshant wrote:Planes can easily land and take off on carriers at the same time.

Trolling bluff. Simply not done for safety reasons. The oblique landing path is not for simultaneous landing and take off but so that the ship will not sail over the plane if it ditches on landing.
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

Another gem from the forum lurker, who is willing to be identified as HayaGreevaPutra The next one is about Family/Clan dynamics in Chinese stories. But first imagine an Indian Family. A joint family of three generations. The youngest gen all hang out together, they are brilliant, and successful in ...
by shiv
28 Apr 2017 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

The chinese look down on the other SE Asians. The rest of the SE Asians have no problem mixing among them selves and being friends with each other like the vietnamese, phillippinos, thais etc. But the chinese seem to make it a point to let others know they are chinese and openly indicate they are n...
by shiv
27 Apr 2017 17:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

Another gem from the anonymous lurker: These are supremely valuable insights - I'm learning a lot Why does China emphatically state the 9-dash line and says other's have no right to the resources there? This can be explained by the phrase "Treasuring a jade pendant". A poor peasant found a...
by shiv
27 Apr 2017 17:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

The pictures themselves are a very vivid image of how a shame based society functions. Absolutely. What fascinates me is that the people being shamed have been beaten into "playing a role" as it were. They must stand bowing their heads down before the people while being accused/lampooned/...
by shiv
27 Apr 2017 09:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

A link sent to me on the trauma of the cultural revolution and I suspect - a continuing transmitted meme among Chinese to avoid being critical of the communist party https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/opinion/a-scar-on-the-chinese-soul.html?_r=1 Born in 1988, more than a decade after the end of the ...
by shiv
27 Apr 2017 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 567
Views: 58441

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Neshant wrote:Original requirements were such that :

1) a helicopter has to be able to land/take off at the same time as
2) one plane is taking off
3) and one plane is landing

All 3 activities have to be possible at the same time.

Any source other than yourself for this information?
by shiv
27 Apr 2017 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

Another brilliant description of a Chinese cultural meme from the lurker Th archetype I will describe now is the character of Master/Teacher. The ideal teacher for Indians is Dronacharya, because although he had favorites, he taught everyone equally and everyone was equal as disciples. Not so in Chi...
by shiv
27 Apr 2017 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

More about how Indians come across to them as opposed to Amreekis typical American attitudes are amplified and glorified. The Ugly American traits, Being disrespectful of Local cultures as tourists, Contempt for those different, are almost always part of typical novels as plot tropes. Where for ex, ...

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