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by RaviB
18 Sep 2020 16:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4932
Views: 896956

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

BTW there's an anti-China tweeter called Jennifer Zeng. If nothing else, retweeting her stuff is also good.
by RaviB
18 Sep 2020 15:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4932
Views: 896956

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

A correction to my earlier post. I made a logical error, nobody in the current generation has a brother So should be changed to: 我很害怕我敏感的儿子无法幸免于藏寒。 我们为什么要为这个无用的荒地而战? I am scared that my sensitive son won't survive the Tibetan cold. Why are we fighting over this useless wasteland? When I google tran...
by RaviB
18 Sep 2020 15:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4932
Views: 896956

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

RaviB, bravo. We should translate: “Why sending our child to die? It is a territory where not even a blade of grass grows, about 17,000 feet high. Ladakh is a useless uninhabitable land. Not a blade of grass grows there. We did not even know where it was!" And add "Now our 120 soldiers di...
by RaviB
18 Sep 2020 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4932
Views: 896956

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

A correction to my earlier post. I made a logical error, nobody in the current generation has a brother So 我很害怕我的兄弟无法幸免于藏寒。 我们为什么要为这个无用的荒地而战? I am scared that my brother won't survive the Tibetan cold. Why are we fighting over this useless wasteland? should be changed to: 我很害怕我敏感的儿子无法幸免于藏寒。 我们为什么要为这...
by RaviB
17 Sep 2020 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1417
Views: 175200

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

suryag wrote:RaviB garu can you please make up some Sun Tzhutiyapantis and if possible give Mandarin translation(not sure how good chacha's tool is) in China thread in the strat forum


Suryag garu, I have done this now.
by RaviB
17 Sep 2020 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4932
Views: 896956

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

Some Sun Tzu counter propaganda suggestions, as requested by suryag Garu. Mods please forgive if this is out of bounds If using twitter, best to create a Chinese named account such as "Anna Wang 王安旎" or "Rainbow Sun 孙彩红" before you start 是不是A3军囚禁了120名中国士兵,所以我们才推不出去? Is it true th...
by RaviB
17 Sep 2020 19:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4932
Views: 896956

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

Cross posting from Boundary thread. I'll add some Sun Tzutiyapas that can be copy-pasted in a second post, as requested by suryag Garu The writer is a retired Major-General of the Indian Army. A battle on China’s hands Very important points. I had posted earlier how some Chinese military forums were...
by RaviB
17 Sep 2020 19:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4932
Views: 896956

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

Continuing 'suryag's post from the Border thread here. Yes, that's correct. A summary of the internal US-embassy cable of 2009 portrays the then PSC & VP Xi Jinping like this, as gleaned from a 'contact', a similar 'princeling' of the CCP and of the same age as XI and a 'close friend' with Xi f...
by RaviB
17 Sep 2020 16:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China Meets World
Replies: 29
Views: 2399

Re: China meets world

Like AoA, we need something for the Hans. CoG - Confucius-o-Great or something else...suggestions welcome. STS = Sun Tzu Says CMT = Chairman Mao Teaches ( This is actually a sarcastic thing young Chinese say) HCBB = Hindi-Chini Bye-Bye China Numbah Wan (Wan in Chinese means 10,000, so I'm always un...
by RaviB
17 Sep 2020 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1417
Views: 175200

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

Prisoners and film . We lacked both at Galwan. If we annihilate a battalion, a brigade there would be prisoners and bodies by the hundreds on ground that we control. It will destroy their narrative and position in the Asian power hierachy quickly and even more if they tried to deny living prisoners...
by RaviB
17 Sep 2020 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1417
Views: 175200

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

If there's one thing I've noticed the Chinese repeatedly do, it is this - they seldom use force accumulation as a way to expand their claims. In other words, they don't depend primarily on a continuous presence of highly trained and heavily armed troops. Not much is established about the capabiliti...
by RaviB
16 Sep 2020 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1417
Views: 175200

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

The writer is a retired Major-General of the Indian Army. A battle on China’s hands Another factor is that in 1962, the PLA could accept casualties, as the nation was still to push through the one-child norm, which commenced in 1979. Nor were there multiple media networks where casualty figures wer...
by RaviB
16 Sep 2020 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1417
Views: 175200

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

https://www.gunnersshot.com/2020/09/sino-indian-logjam-aim-capability-and.html?m=1 SINO INDIAN LOGJAM : AIM , CAPABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS by LT GEN P R SHANKAR(R) This is brilliant analysis, worth reading in full. Very clear and logical. Gen. Shankar shows Clausewitz is more pertinent tha...
by RaviB
14 Sep 2020 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 169
Views: 22025

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

Apologies if your eyeballs melt. This poster perfectly illustrates the "China dream" (title) https://chineseposters.net/sites/default/files/2020-06/e37-724.jpg The island with the Chinese flag is the Senkaku, claimed by China and under Japanese control and the aircraft carrier is the Liano...
by RaviB
09 Sep 2020 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1417
Views: 175200

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

I find the entire idea of Chinese backstabbing flawed. If the enemy gets us in the back, it is either because we haven't been paying attention or are stuck on a sense of chivalry which has no place in modern warfare. The current or next war is certainly not going to be like the Mahabharata, which be...
by RaviB
09 Sep 2020 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1417
Views: 175200

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

On an esoterical but never the less might be a valid point...for our discussions on this forum at least, can we please not call the Chinese army "PLA"? That name has been used by the chicoms for propaganda reason as ostensibly this army being the liberators and protectors of the Chinese p...
by RaviB
07 Sep 2020 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1417
Views: 175200

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

More pearls of wisdom from Ms Sun in Wonderland: Yun Sun , director of the China Program at the Stimson Center in Washington, said Beijing had grown frustrated after years of talks that failed to make progress on a mutually defined line of control, while India developed infrastructure in areas that...
by RaviB
04 Sep 2020 05:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Quality of Indian TV Media
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: Quality of Indian TV Media

I think the title of this thread is an oxymoron
by RaviB
04 Sep 2020 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2960
Views: 229513

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

I had published a journal article on Siachen a few years back, which ought to fit here quite well. It's a rather dry academic article, still it might be useful for those interested in Siachen specifically and mountain warfare broadly. It's open access, there's no paywall and you can share the link f...
by RaviB
04 Sep 2020 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 952191

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

Without the current context of what the chinese have been doing in the past few months and in general in the past few years, I would (and probably many others) find this explanation incredulous. The only other group of people that I know who demand respect and subservience from others with nothing ...
by RaviB
04 Sep 2020 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 952191

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

I have been browsing some cheen chat forums in mandarin and using Google translate to make sense of what they were saying when this gem of a thread popped out . https://ibb.co/r6B6chY https://ibb.co/j5bbPYN The idiots think they can steamroll Indian army and occupy all of northeast upto the Indian ...
by RaviB
01 Sep 2020 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 952191

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

Vishnu Som and ANI reporting we have control of the heights in the area. Doesn’t mention which "heights" though, no? The Chinese press statement of the Western Command is making "solemn representations" about Reqin La, which sounds like Rezang La. I think the heights around the ...
by RaviB
22 Aug 2020 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 952191

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

Fighter aircraft in Xinjiang don't have the range for meaningful sorties outside J&K. It's not a question of range of fighters vs, distance to Indian air bases. Aircraft take time to form up, take a flight path that avoids early detection, after which, combat consumes fuel at a higher than aver...
by RaviB
20 Aug 2020 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2737
Views: 116038

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

Primusji and RaviBji, from what I have seen, if the young people are nudged in the right direction, they will the tread the path on their own. They will form their own opinions by searching them on the net. But you have to feed a constant source of good material on India in the formative years. And...
by RaviB
20 Aug 2020 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 322
Views: 47491

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Agreed on all three points, though on #3 it depends on how Xi exits. If he's deposed, it would be by someone even more wily and ruthless who got high enough up in power to do that. On the other hand, the person may be a one hit wonder who would only be known for having deposed Xi. If Xi goes away g...
by RaviB
20 Aug 2020 03:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 322
Views: 47491

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

... So there's a cultural belief here that Chinese intrinsically lack a cultural cohesive glue. CPC tried to accomplish that by requiring a common language (Putonghua) but people continue to use dialects, and language alone can't fix a missing sense of unity. A unified Chinese nation has always bee...
by RaviB
20 Aug 2020 02:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 322
Views: 47491

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

I think the best exploration of democracy in China is this documentary about election in a Chinese classroom KD1QSX2hOnk If people are interested in what's actually going down in China regarding social violence, there is an excellent movie by Jia Zhangke (one of the best Chinese directors, never mad...
by RaviB
20 Aug 2020 01:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 322
Views: 47491

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Given Xi's behavior so far, he lacks the intelligence and foresight to head off a major crisis. He'll either go down in crisis, or get pushed aside and the next guy will find it's too late to head off crisis. An entity like CPSU and CPC are like supertankers that do not change course easily. One th...
by RaviB
19 Aug 2020 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 952191

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

It's not just us, China is also low on money and has major financial problems. We're all used to hearing the China success story of double digit economic growth. But I think there is a lot of suspicion that all is not well behind the lizard curtain. I've posted this article elsewhere, it gives a goo...
by RaviB
19 Aug 2020 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 322
Views: 47491

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Another article on Cai Xia with additional information from the NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/18/world/asia/china-cai-xia-expelled-communist-party.html Some supplementary snippets: During her career teaching at the Communist Party’s top academy, Cai Xia cheered on signs that China’s leaders m...
by RaviB
19 Aug 2020 16:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 322
Views: 47491

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

'He killed a party and a country': a Chinese insider hits out at Xi Jinping An edited transcript of an interview with Cai Xia, who was expelled from the Communist party on 17 August 20 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/18/cai-xia-chinese-insider-hits-out-at-xi-jinping-he-killed-a-party-and...
by RaviB
19 Aug 2020 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China's Global Strategy-I
Replies: 53
Views: 8949

Re: China's Global Strategy-I

China’s Superpower Dreams Are Running Out of Money When the coronavirus crisis is over, China will be forced to embrace a less ambitious future. By Salvatore Babones | July 6, 2020 https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/06/china-superpower-defense-technology-spending/ Posting in full since paywalled See...
by RaviB
17 Aug 2020 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 952191

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

All this is your opinion. Those who can fight will fight. Economic prosperity will only give you a very limited amount of respect. So is the case with various technological achievements especially in nuclear and aerospace sectors. The only way to gather serious respect and hence achieve your geopol...
by RaviB
17 Aug 2020 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 952191

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

Firing the first bullet is the easiest part. Once the balloon goes up, every tom, dick & harry will talk peace and try to stop the war. Irrespective of the result of the war, we will end up making a deal where invariably the Chinis will be allowed back in our market. Not to mention back to non-...
by RaviB
17 Aug 2020 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 952191

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

Every situation cannot be resolved by use of special forces or other covert/clandestine means. And exactly what covert means are we going to use to force China to vacate occupied territory? Hijack their ocean freighters(should be anyways done)? Or kidnapping the daughter of Jinping himself? I am so...
by RaviB
16 Aug 2020 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 952191

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

I think that the answer is somewhere in between. 1. There are still a ton of non kinetic actions that we can take. Like warn of strikes on CPEC in PoK, reject one China policy, Openly critise the South China sea policy. etc etc. 2. Kinetic need not be done against the chinese alone, it can be done ...
by RaviB
16 Aug 2020 17:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2737
Views: 116038

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

<snip> Y'know, I can't figure out what Gandhi was after, either. Gandhi seems like a very paradoxical person. Just last night, talking to my kids - who both grew up here - the topic of Gandhi and Nehru came up. They both said they thought IG was Gandhi's daughter or otherwise related to him. When I...
by RaviB
15 Aug 2020 16:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4932
Views: 896956

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

I don't think diplomacy should get such a bad rep. It is essential and yes it involves talking in a specific non-confrontational way. Grovelling is not the right term for it, I'm pretty sure he's offering a rollback of economic actions against China in return for restoration of the status in April. ...
by RaviB
15 Aug 2020 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4932
Views: 896956

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

^^ He's asking India to punish the soldiers responsible for inflaming passions and causing military casualties (on themselves?) in Galwan. Sun Weidong, Chinese ambassador to India, has urged the Narendra Modi government to 'conduct a thorough investigation, hold the violators accountable, strictly d...
by RaviB
13 Aug 2020 22:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4932
Views: 896956

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

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