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by mahadevbhu
03 Jul 2020 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965570

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

^^ As per Shyamd's post, missiles have been mobilized in India as well.
by mahadevbhu
03 Jul 2020 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965570

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

Propaganda is so yesterday, psyops is the contemporary technique :D The past few weeks have exposed glaring weaknesses & fissures that we can and should exploit in a very subtle way - Little emperors giving up lives and ending the family line for some piece of land "where not a blade of gr...
by mahadevbhu
03 Jul 2020 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965570

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

The aforementioned warontherocks article is good.vipin narang and the other guy.along with him..very good stuff..
by mahadevbhu
02 Jul 2020 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965570

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

No sources. But brahmos is 1000 km range and Agni series is all ICBM ranges. The physics works and you can add more fuel to the tanks. Make no mistake. https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?t=7667&start=160 by Karan M » 23 Feb 2019 06:25 Brahmos NG - the head (Sudhir Mishra) notes Bra...
by mahadevbhu
02 Jul 2020 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965570

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

Guys all the ranges of our missiles are curtailed for public consumption and to espouse a defensive posture. The ranges of all missiles from prithvi onwards are multiple times what is publicly proclaimed. Brahmos is tomahawk like range wise. No need to worry about even conventional responses. We do...
by mahadevbhu
02 Jul 2020 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965570

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

India today does not have the kind of long range precision strike weapons needed to target China where it hurts. Because until this present crisis was thrust on it 75% of India's defence efforts focused on Pakistan. So yes as of today that kind of a war is a non starter with China. But imagine this...
by mahadevbhu
02 Jul 2020 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965570

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

It does seem like the chinese want to teach us a lesson. Somehow it seems like it will backfire on them. I wonder how it can be reengineered to bring down the CPC and foment a revolution in China?
by mahadevbhu
01 Jul 2020 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965570

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

If we want to fight, we need to fight when we can guarantee victory by having decent local MIC. No point going in to war with a 15T economy with imported kit. If GoI really wants in the next year or two, local MIC can provide the bread & butter of artillery, rockets and A2G weapon. The Chinis a...
by mahadevbhu
01 Jul 2020 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965570

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

https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/with-imports-stuck-at-ports-automakers-stare-at-further-disruption-in-production/amp-11593435936004.html https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/with-imports-stuck-at-ports-automakers-stare-at-further-disruption-in-production/amp-11593435936004.html Someone wa...
by mahadevbhu
01 Jul 2020 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334697

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

I think that we should have chosen the F16 simply because it sends a signal to the Chinese apart from being available in numbers and speed and price.
by mahadevbhu
30 Jun 2020 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689616

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

Also, this govt has been around for a full 6 years. LCA deal has not been signed till yet. People hold out for graft - elections are not won on love and fresh air - and the nation pays the price at the border.
by mahadevbhu
29 Jun 2020 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965570

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

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/india-can-defeat-china-war-following-beijings-korean-war-strategy-150971 "Here's What You Need To Remember: India's options include more investment in offensive cyberwarfare, long-range precision weapons, hypersonic anti-ship missiles, maritime surveillanc...
by mahadevbhu
29 Jun 2020 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965570

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

This gives me the hope that in case our C-17s/C-130s/Apaches/Chinooks suffer extraordinary attrition in a war with the Chinks, U.S. may (just may be) replace them from 'in-service' stocks. 8) 1. How far is that from actually having some US Army regiments land in New Delhi and actually be taken stra...
by mahadevbhu
26 Jun 2020 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965570

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

I think that the clubbing will result in a retort by the Indian armed forces in some way.

It needs to be watched for - how why where and the like will be looked at by the PM and the top ministers. Something like a Balakot redux, or a Uri redux. Something like that would be being planned.
by mahadevbhu
26 Jun 2020 04:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 177
Views: 24740

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

taike0886 2d This is an interesting theory, though my experience living in Taiwan and working with many people in China is that Confucian ideals lend themselves on the business side to some very conservative and very negative business practices, such as nepotism, corruption, never questioning superi...
by mahadevbhu
02 Mar 2020 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1130989

Re: Levant crisis - III

What a mess the muddle east is. Also it was a region governed by the British. In India the British found men and educated them, governed them - and taught them to govern themselves. India was governable also - unlike the vast desert expanses of the muddle east. Thus there's a perennial power vaccuum...
by mahadevbhu
02 Mar 2020 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334697

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

That is America Saar. Follow the money. If you show money to them, you can make them 1. Invade another country Iraq 2. Come to your defense - UK The US is the only country which is willing to get involved in wars halfway across the world for "Freedom". So if you take or need to take panga ...
by mahadevbhu
02 Mar 2020 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1460
Views: 280071

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

It makes sense - being manufactured in F16 like numbers, gen5, priced comparable to Rafale, India-US alliance reaching bigger heights and on a good trajectory - thus it makes sense.
by mahadevbhu
02 Mar 2020 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334697

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Well put Sir. Sure. drones. Buy drones, Buy Reapers and predators and the like. But collaborate and JV with the numero uno supply chain in town. USA.

Shit hits the fan. you will need the USA like the YouKay needed them in World War 2.
by mahadevbhu
02 Mar 2020 08:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334697

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

There's a lot going on behind the scenes. In front you see Trump in front of 125k people in ahdmbad. But behind the scenes the wheels turn. India and the US are now like the US / UK - propah Allies. China has made this happen - they have scared the US no end. The F35 is the new F16. In numbers, with...
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045332

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I think that we are Anu Malik-ing where we can - it does make sense to have *some* Apache's and pay full billing for them.
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334697

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

arshyam wrote:Which fighter aircraft or other frontline offensive assets have restrictions? And what's so sexy about the F-35 that we are ready to accept restrictions so easily?



they make Chinese and Pakistanis scared of taking panga with us. Thus leaving us in peace.
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8048
Views: 1068015

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

OTOH, Modi/Shah/Delhi Police should be faulted for not anticipating that protests do sometimes spiral out of control and keeping a keen eye on the going on. Also a big intelligence failure that a riot could be planned right under their nose. Their 2nd failure was that they were unable to reign in a...
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 17:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8048
Views: 1068015

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The thing that allows for self-correction, as Rahul Bajaj rightly observed - is a tolerance of criticism. This govt. has shown that it is not very tolerant of alternate feedback and it actively creates social media echo chambers and message disbursement methods. That's why they have a tendency to pa...
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8048
Views: 1068015

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You sound very certain in ascribing names to me. Does having a different viewpoint cause thus much calumny? Keeping things in order in one's own country is the job of the GoI. They need to be on top of things, and do all it takes to maintain law and order. Article 370 has gone in Kashmir and how ma...
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 13:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8048
Views: 1068015

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You need to address your own citizens more rather than not wait for feedback or worse, take feedback from your own echo chambers of social media. You didn't answer the question above. What are women of shaheen bagh worried about? And what is this crap about 'addressing your own citizens'? ModiJi ha...
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8048
Views: 1068015

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Frankly, I think the PM should have done more than just send Ajit Doval to the affected areas. He should have responded to the incessant protests at Shaheen Bagh, and he should have responded to the riots. The PM and Amit Shah both have behaved in a very insulated manner - made heavy decisions and ...
by mahadevbhu
01 Mar 2020 12:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8048
Views: 1068015

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Frankly, I think the PM should have done more than just send Ajit Doval to the affected areas. He should have responded to the incessant protests at Shaheen Bagh, and he should have responded to the riots. The PM and Amit Shah both have behaved in a very insulated manner - made heavy decisions and t...
by mahadevbhu
29 Feb 2020 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334697

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/f-35s-india-america-about-make-big-stealth-sale-127622 "This first appeared in 2018 and is being reposted due to reader interest." It is evident that this is an old article... Anyways, F35 is not on offer unless we give up S400s, which we are not rea...
by mahadevbhu
29 Feb 2020 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334697

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

The presence of the JSF will do far more to prevent misadventures by China / Pak. In that way it is a game-changer frankly. The optics of it prevents bad behaviour. https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/opinion-a-new-normal-has-now-been-set-for-india-us-relations-11582733654341.html The argument ...
by mahadevbhu
29 Feb 2020 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4597
Views: 758055

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Fantastic news Suraj ji. Trumps presidency is the best thing that has happened to India.
by mahadevbhu
28 Feb 2020 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334697

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

I have Chinese friends - and used to have good strategic discussions with them - they were frankly horrified that India could get American arms and ammo. The JSF in particular. The value of importing even a sqd of F35 and the sheer panic on Pak & Chini is priceless. Instead of wasting our time ...
by mahadevbhu
28 Feb 2020 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4597
Views: 758055

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I would like to see 1. A US MMRCA -- Chini folks don't like it when they see US arms being sold to India. 2. More "strategic" deals - nuclear engine designs for subs. Also in case we have a Dem president like Bernie Sanders OR Chelsea Clinton THEN THROUGH SANCTIONS THEY CAN cripple IAF ea...
by mahadevbhu
27 Feb 2020 16:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7684
Views: 831466

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

one of my best friends in SF thinks he may have COVID This is his email “My sister in law had it first She worked at UCSF which had the Bay Area’s first COVID cases One of her Chinese researchers came back from China 3 weeks ago very sick. My sister in law got it. Then her family got it - everyone -...
by mahadevbhu
26 Feb 2020 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4597
Views: 758055

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2020/02/us-india-are-now-global-strategic.html " “Today, President Trump and I have taken a decision to raise our partnership to the level of a comprehensive global strategic partnership,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the media after bilateral ta...
by mahadevbhu
25 Feb 2020 13:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4597
Views: 758055

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

:rotfl: Well you know, all this excitement gets one going Sumeet Saar. But seriously, a small silver bullet sqd for current Indian Navy carriers might do well to increase they're punch. 18 fulcrums + 6 f35 per CV? F35 s is likely no can do , requires a alphabet treaty india is not ready to sign ( B...
by mahadevbhu
24 Feb 2020 16:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4597
Views: 758055

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Important things to hopefully come out of this visit: 1. More arms, better arms for the Indian forces. Second hand drones, Second hand XYZ's 2. A trade deal and restoration of the trade allowances made to India. 3. Visa laxity for Indian businesses and a point based immigration system rather than th...
by mahadevbhu
11 Jan 2020 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 754809

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

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