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by RaviB
22 Feb 2021 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 169
Views: 36038

Re: Indian Interests_2

Another history area I'd like to read about is how Indian culture spread through South East Asia from Tamil, Kalinga and other Indian influences. For this there is a book by RC Majumdar The History of Kambujadesa There is a PDF available here https://de1lib.org/book/3246021/5f287c? The PDF has a lo...
by RaviB
20 Feb 2021 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

Full video: https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202102/1215920.shtml Shows badly injured Chinese regimental commander with head injury The video is extremely crazy, the language and the entire tone is kind of like North Korean News. They've really gone all out with the propaganda, the narrator sounds l...
by RaviB
17 Feb 2021 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

Lots of interesting pictures of Finger 6 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-china/satellite-images-show-china-emptying-military-camps-at-border-flashpoint-with-india-idUSKBN2AH0WC https://static.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20210217&t=2&i=1551825481&r=LYNXMPEH1G0II&w=2048
by RaviB
14 Feb 2021 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2563
Views: 236491

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Hindus are easy targets because everybody knows that a Hindu family cannot even gather 20 people. If somehow they do, come Monday all 20 will disappear. Hindus do not pose a threat of retribution. As soon as Hindus organize and gain ability to gather 200 people in an hour notice, these attacks will...
by RaviB
31 Dec 2020 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 474396

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakistani Army Aviation Corps. Not much to talk about. Most of aircraft are old & nearing retirement. One interesting thing is number of units raised in 80s, probably financed by American dollars. I really like the name of the 599 EME: "optimists". Repairing aircraft with the glue of ...
by RaviB
31 Dec 2020 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

X-Post from the IAF: News & Discussion thread.... -------------------------------------------------------------------------- In case anyone needed pictorial reference for the string of pearls :) https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1343965303630417920?s=20 ---> IAF Chief: There's no target ...
by RaviB
13 Nov 2020 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

Apologies in advance for silly question. Are there any locations in Sikkim, Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh where Chinese land forces can pose serious threat to Indian positions? I understand that the terrain is extremely difficult even in best of times and a land assault will be a long and bloody aff...
by RaviB
12 Nov 2020 14:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1096958

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

I think it's not so much about Jack Ma but about the Chinese fear of a potential financial meltdown, like that in the USA in 2008 which was driven by easy (but expensive) debt. The IPO was basically a stereotypical Indian moneylender on steroids and smartphone. Jack Ma thought he could bully his way...
by RaviB
28 Oct 2020 01:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2458
Views: 627653

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Looks like pakis have well and truly pissed off one of their "four fathers" KSA. https://eurasiantimes.com/saudi-arabias-diwali-gift-to-india-chops-off-gilgit-baltistan-kashmir-from-pakistans-map/ Saudis on their newly minted 20 Riyal currency notes have Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir as a ...
by RaviB
24 Oct 2020 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

I don't understand why we are so focused on Ladakh. Why wouldn't the PLAAF attack in the North East? There are targets like Dibrugarh, there is Arunachal Pradesh, they have bases like Chengdu but airfields that are much, much closer and without a significant penalty, like Lijiang. The Chinese are co...
by RaviB
16 Oct 2020 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

RaviB A question for you. Whatever attack that they would not invite a commensurate response from India. If they launch a missile attack on say one of the Brigade Headquarters in the Ladakh region and destroy it completely and killing soldiers in the process and declare ceasefire and start withdraw...
by RaviB
16 Oct 2020 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

I have been racking my brains to try to come how the Chini will achieve their objective, if they decide to fire the first shots. How would they convince us to retreat? So they need to look good( not invade india proper, defensive action, call for ceasefire quickly), minimum loss of life & mater...
by RaviB
15 Oct 2020 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

I just want to give a quick update on what's going on in Chinese media. There is a downturn in the mood. Their plan started based on an expectation of a tactical victory translating into a strategic victory. Their intention was to force India into strategic submission, I don't think they care much a...
by RaviB
01 Oct 2020 14:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1096958

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

Quoting this excellent post here from the border thread: As a Chinese strategist , my objectives are: .. This is a great example of viewing goals from the Chinese perspective. It explains what's important to them, and how 1962 - perhaps more so than even they imagined - worked extremely well to con...
by RaviB
01 Oct 2020 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

RaviB, how would you, as a Chinese strategist, square your focus on the Eastern sector with only a holding action on the Western sector, with your stated aim of the war viz. India's unilateral change in Ladakh's status as a UT, thereby threatening your interest in that region? And also how would yo...
by RaviB
01 Oct 2020 02:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1096958

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

AshishA wrote: Btw one thing I don't understand is why do Chinese change their name when they move to western countries. Japanese don't do it. Koreans don't do it. Vietnamese don't do it. So why do Chinese change their name? Maybe DavidD can elaborate. Other members should also pitch in their opini...
by RaviB
30 Sep 2020 19:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1096958

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

The Chinese living in PRC have to deal with everyday corruption, poor villagers losing their houses, watch their back, watch their mouth, etc. So they often curse the CCP while they live under its visible or invisible iron heel. The ones who go abroad are usually the ones with at the very least one ...
by RaviB
30 Sep 2020 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

As a Chinese strategist , my objectives are: 1. To coerce India to align itself with our strategic goals. The Chairman's pet/legacy project is one belt one road. India must support this or stop interfering with it 2. To prevent India from aligning with USA and other parties. Force it to stay on the...
by RaviB
30 Sep 2020 02:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

Chinese View: India thinks it has got the better of China, so it can dare China - Prof. Liu Zhongyi, Indian Defence Review This interview is full of hilarious gems. SSridhar ji, beyond the article, could you please share more about the antecedents of this person ? Does he have prior articles he's k...
by RaviB
27 Sep 2020 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1096958

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

I read somewhere a while back that at one point the west considered Chinese as whites. May be power transfer from whites to whites is not as terrible as power transfer to browns or blacks. I don't think anyone considers the Chinese white or sees power transfer in terms of race, otherwise the Cold W...
by RaviB
26 Sep 2020 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

Anoop, the Chinese are so opaque that the rest of the world are left to laboriously piece together tidbits and stitch together the intentions based on other factors including its history and culture. So, one's interpretation of Chinese actions are as good or as bad as another's. True, SSridhar, but...
by RaviB
23 Sep 2020 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

PLA demobilises 2nd year conscripts in September, so a reduction in personnel might just mean those going home. If it happens of course, they could make a virtue out of a necessity.
by RaviB
23 Sep 2020 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725468

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

One important factor affecting Chinese military response might be that September is when the 2nd year conscripts are demobilized. Training for new conscripts begins in August and goes till December. From September to December, many units are at 70% of their strength. Right now demobilisation will pr...
by RaviB
22 Sep 2020 15:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1096958

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

RaviB garu - looks like your punch line is coming true "I am scared that my sensitive son won't survive the Tibetan cold. Why are we fighting over this useless wasteland?" reports of soldiers being carried to the base hospital Haha, hilarious and expected. I think I'm going to give myself...
by RaviB
18 Sep 2020 16:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1096958

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: 5534
Views: 1096958

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: 5534
Views: 1096958

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: 5534
Views: 1096958

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: 3536
Views: 725468

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: 5534
Views: 1096958

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: 5534
Views: 1096958

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: 5534
Views: 1096958

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: 47
Views: 7489

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: 3536
Views: 725468

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: 3536
Views: 725468

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: 3536
Views: 725468

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: 3536
Views: 725468

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: 178
Views: 27794

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: 3536
Views: 725468

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: 3536
Views: 725468

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...

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