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by Larry Walker
03 Jul 2020 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Larry Walker, what, if I may ask, are you asking further in the contextual? I for one, got the message Loud and Clear. Did you not? Also, its indeed a proud moment when our 69 year old PM decides to walk sprightly out of the Mi-17, straight to the business of briefing at the Corps HQ and then goes ...
by Larry Walker
03 Jul 2020 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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That was a major statement for Modi to make so close to a battlefield (IMHO). It is a purely political comment, a foreign policy statement really. That he told the soldiers plainly surprised me and in effect, he is telling them why they are there and the reason some of them have given up their live...
by Larry Walker
03 Jul 2020 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Modi also made a statement to the effect that era of expansionism is now over. What surprises me is that the current situation is just a border skirmish - does not exactly fall into realm of expansionism unless the intent is to signal that if war breaks out - India will try to restore its rightful b...
by Larry Walker
03 Jul 2020 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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3. I don't expect India to take back the land, but I do expect the IA to have a forward policy of creeping back land from China. . Had Modi not visited Leh today - there was a chance - but with his visit he has sealed the fate of next action. Point to be noted is after his visit - all the friendly ...
by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Need help - how can I upload an image in my post pls
by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Jus looking for clarification - the supposed chokepoint which the Chinese have occupied preventing us going any forward to our patrol points - is this in within CCL as of Apr'20 or was it beyond CCL (from Chinese perspective) ?
by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Why would you put 3 div on three side of the mountain. Half div should be good enough. Rest to advance forward to S-204 and cut G219 from there. Two can play the game. Larry shahib, can you not Dhoti shibir whole weekend for the month and then rest of the month post things calmly? All it needed was...
by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Larry which Chickens Neck is this? If it is what know the Chickens Neck to be what connection is there between the Chumbi valley Doklam area and the neck? I am referring to Siliguri corridor here. No military experience here but looking at maps - coming down S204 is the quickest way to cut this chi...
by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

A huge buildup betrays Chinese fears. It would have started as a buildup to intimidate India - and India instead of cowering down did counter deployment. Now it is not given that all counter deployment was defensive only - there would be lot of offensive elements too to take fight to Chinese side. S...
by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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That is the reason India stood ground in Dokalam. No other way to reach Chickens neck in any 'offensive timeframe' apart from Dokalam. Tawang is too far for such a 'lightening strike'. Now even Chinese are able to push away 3 Indian divisions, how will they get Armor and mechanised through the Himal...
by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 13:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

This is what my fear is - there is a strong lobby that is trying its best to keep our focus on Galwan/Pangong area and no mention of massive Chinese buildup in north and neither the Chinese deep intrusions in AP. I sincerely hope that after taking few km's in Galwan and Pangong GoI does not declare ...
by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Again, 1. BM needs to have pin-point accuracy for a single strike takedown of an airfield. I highly doubt that. 2. Targeting Refineries etc would mean we are near total war scenario. Highly unlikely during a border skirmish. Pls re-read - BM's cannot take down airfleids - for that an air-raid has t...
by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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We need to be wary of PLARF - not because they have any capability of moulding any outcome - but because of their capability to be a nuisance and scare factor. Launching 1 BM every 30 mins or 40 mins on an air-field that has suffered major damage in an air-raid will cause enough harrassment for repa...
by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6822
Views: 745701

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

S-400s are mobile and their positioning does not convey who a bigger threat is over a longer period of time, because the positioning is tactical. It has always been clear to the Indian establishment that China was the biggest threat; that was our justification too for 1998. Deployment of S400 is al...
by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

There are images galore identifying the Chinese position on the Chinese side of the Galwan valley and at Pangang Tso. Have you seen any comparable OSINT on Depsang? AND why not? That is what my point is - lots of pictures and discussions on every inch of land in Galwan and Pangong - and the Indian ...
by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

But what we don't know here is how.much was Chinese buildup and our force levels in Ladakh region when Galwan happened. We could have siezed initiative if we had higher overall all combat capability (and not just overall higher force levels) in Ladakh sector in that week and irrespective of casualti...
by Larry Walker
02 Jul 2020 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Manish ji - how would India convert standoff attack into kinetic battle ??
by Larry Walker
01 Jul 2020 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Agree to an extent - maybe India purposefully delaying and reaching out for help to get a measure of its so called allies or quad - as Swami Tulsidas said - Dheeraj, Dharam,Meet aru Naari, aapat kaal parakhiye chaari !!!
by Larry Walker
01 Jul 2020 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

It's not that simple - if India undertakes GB/PoK campaign then it would avoid war across IB to keep it in the domain of reclaiming lost territory and not be labelled as imperialist. But if Pakis join Chinese to create a 2-front war in Ladakh - then nothing stops IA from unleashing strike corps towa...
by Larry Walker
01 Jul 2020 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

NSA K Shivshankar's assertions on Chinese expecting us to behave like a vassal state does not sound strong - because we have shown in Dokalam that we will not back down. When we did not back down even when main incursion was in Bhutan - what would the Chinese be smoking to assume we will back down w...
by Larry Walker
01 Jul 2020 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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If their plan was to strike a devastating blow just before winter and hide behind snow - then why mobilise in Apr-May and give India a 4 month window to buildup ?? So a quick strike which cannot be escalated to a wider conflict since mountains will snow out also does not seem to the original intent.
by Larry Walker
01 Jul 2020 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Ok - so can we scratch the 'threat to G219' as a reason for this aggression then ? My intent is to get some consensus on what is their real objective.
by Larry Walker
01 Jul 2020 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

If current Chinese aggression is to remove the threat to G219 - then what would India have to concede on talks table for them to be convinced that the threat is no longer there ?? If they wanted to remove a military threat from India - then just doing some minute shallow incursions and going back st...
by Larry Walker
01 Jul 2020 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

If the Chinese are stopping Indian patrols in Depsang area from going further than the Y-Junction , then isn't that a larger intrusion and more loss of territory and tactical advantage then the Pangong lake diversion? Why does GoI want to keep focus on Pangong lake ?
by Larry Walker
01 Jul 2020 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Secret from public domain - not in military domain.
by Larry Walker
01 Jul 2020 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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NewsX reporting a alluding to a secret buildup by India for GB-PoK campaign. Not sure how it ties into Porkis deploying 20k additional troops in that area. And Jha's moaning that Chinese are closing all axis of Indian advance in Ladakh region. Maybe GoI is thinking of GB/PoK and in one shot achieve ...
by Larry Walker
01 Jul 2020 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

If the Chinese intent was to do salami slicing - then they have achieved that goal - so what are they building up for now ? Are they suspecting India will use military options to push them back ? If we use military options to push them back then why stop at Apr'22 positions and why not try to push b...
by Larry Walker
01 Jul 2020 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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What China Thinks Of Galwan Valley Clash?; Chinese Military Scholar Yun Sun Exclusive | Newstrack Very interesting views, it is worth listening (their views on the border, GDP, and this in not 1962) A country that has converted stealing into an art via 'reverse engineering' now hallucinating of its...
by Larry Walker
01 Jul 2020 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

China pulling back without firing a short is a complete loss of HnD for CPC. The only way they can do it is just before pulling back - they will do a huge PR excercise and provide evidence that how China occupied lands within India's territory and kept it in its possession for 4-5 months and India c...
by Larry Walker
30 Jun 2020 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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https://twitter.com/FrontalAssault1/status/1277677825529651210?s=19 Expect Pompeo call to Shah Mehmood Quereshi very soon with a message from India delivered to him. This is mirch masala acct - but why would Pompeo call SMQ - will it be to deliver msg not to open 2nd front on India when the balloon ...
by Larry Walker
30 Jun 2020 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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https://twitter.com/joe_sameer/status/1277097272245841920?s=19 Unconfirmed, yet probable. PLAAF J-11 and J-10s induct into PAF fields at RYK & Sukkur. If true, the aim will be to tie down IAF WAC resources in the plains far away from the skies over Ladakh. PLAAF IL-78 refuellers also staging thr...
by Larry Walker
29 Jun 2020 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

The difference between Dokalam and this incident is that Dokalam was in a jest kind of incident where they assumed that IA will not stand it's ground and PLA was nonchalant - as the incursion was in Bhutan. So IA staring down PLA in Bhutan was taken as a huge embarassment and humiliation in PLA as t...
by Larry Walker
29 Jun 2020 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

If Chinese are able to maintain this deployment longer than us - then we have lost it. Moment we move our forces back - they will create a false flag kind of operation and push back the skeleton deployment we will leave after demobilisation. It also gives them ample of time to buildup the second fro...
by Larry Walker
28 Jun 2020 15:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

China can not claim victory even in a short and sharp war, unless the casualties are disproportionately higher... And that is not going to happen... The Chinese need to 'show' its military superiority to the world... It won't happen until they change the status quo or impose severe casualties... Ye...
by Larry Walker
28 Jun 2020 15:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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https://youtu.be/4aHhbUKAWq8

Listen for few mins from 5:30 onwards - basically the thinking in CMC is that Doklam was loss of face for China caused by inept generals and it need to be avenged and India shown it's place. So does not seem like this time they will vacate without a fight.
by Larry Walker
28 Jun 2020 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Pakis are eerily quite in all this - despite taller/sweeter/deeper friendship with Chinese. So either something sinister is being planned and who better than Pakis to mislead and deceive Indians (based on 70 yrs direct experience) or the simpler explanation is that they actually know that lizards ha...
by Larry Walker
28 Jun 2020 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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If one considers that neither India nor PRC loose face (political capital within their country and in the world) - the only way out is a short sharp war and then China withdrawing to status-quo declaring victory. India can claim it fought lizard and got its lands back - lizard can claim it taught In...
by Larry Walker
28 Jun 2020 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

The Chini action and build up on LAC is quite on the grey area. In Pangong lake, they have blocked us from Finger 4 from the single file path near the lake, but the path through the height is open for us to outflank them. Nobody is shooting, so they cannot do anything if we move in. They have tried...

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