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by Anoop
02 Mar 2021 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

I wonder if the first deployment of Kalyani M4 is going to be in Burtse to negate the PLA's vehicular advantage in arriving at Y- junction. The speed, gradient, slide slope, approach angle etc all seem to fit in with the terrain requirement. And in contrast to the Tata Kestrel, it does not have a ca...
by Anoop
06 Feb 2021 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 248
Views: 94792

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

A link to this site was posted in the Armd Discussion thread because the author did an economic analysis of T-90 vs Arjun order. I found many other highly readable snippets and two podcasts with an individual who served in Indian intelligence agencies. It's worth listening to. https://espionage.subs...
by Anoop
13 Jan 2021 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1326
Views: 382771

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

exam time folks 1. what is the greenish thingy midbarrel where the vented cover ends? 2. Blackish where the same cover in Q 1 starts? Is the green thing a sight correction and the black thing a housing for an accelerometer? I am wondering whether the low weight of the ULH requires additional positi...
by Anoop
03 Jan 2021 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

Sir, I don't understand the economics argument with long service troops, especially in light of our revenue budget straining our capital budget. Isn't that the reason the Services are pushing for nore Short Service Commissions? How is a model of 2 year conscription, with the soldiers going on to non...
by Anoop
03 Jan 2021 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

The Chinese recruitment, training and organization is geared for industrial-scale warfare. While it is a weakness in small-scale border-skirmishes and proxy-wars, its purpose is different. They can scale up 5x in manpower in six months. In contrast, Indian Army's recruitment, training and organizat...
by Anoop
01 Jan 2021 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 474764

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

jamwal wrote:Thanks. So these are hinges for real. I am just surprised to see 4 of them attached to outer body. Either the drag an stealth penalty is negligible or they just don't care.


What about during ejection? Seems like a suboptimal arrangement.
by Anoop
17 Dec 2020 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283993

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Thank you, Sir. Can you elaborate on this point below? Is there such a precedent anywhere? Would even a Bradley IFV have protection against RPGs? Wiki says that only recently they have got active countermeasures to defeat rockets and missiles. If you need to stop and clear the enemy, you need someth...
by Anoop
17 Dec 2020 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283993

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Probably not (fwiw, there are around 3000 front-line tanks, not 4K). About 20-30% of the Armoured Regiments may end up being converted to Armoured Infantry battalions, and another 20% may end up as light armored regiments and/or RSTA regiments. Don’t be surprised if the Brigade of the Guards begins...
by Anoop
11 Oct 2020 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHGjVWDM1dc

Gen. Ata Hasnain explains his hybrid warfare framework of Chinese actions in Ladakh. His take on Pakistan's collusive potential in info warfare is instructive.
by Anoop
11 Oct 2020 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5536
Views: 1097354

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

Posting this here for 2 reasons - (i) the topic is about the degree of influence CCP has in various bodies including universities and (ii) the letter of support lists the names of 153 scholars studying the CCP influence, which can be useful for us to follow their writings. https://www.europeanvalues...
by Anoop
02 Oct 2020 11:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5536
Views: 1097354

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

As for a previous poster noting strategic goals running counter to other nations' sovereignty, that's often the case in geopolitics, isn't it? It's a common obstacle, and the way to overcome it is power, hard or soft. No!!! Strategic goals running counter to other countries' strategic goals is comm...
by Anoop
02 Oct 2020 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

https://youtu.be/ecuaJaL3TFw

Here's an interesting incident near Thangla in 1999, during the Kargil war. More of the same chut****apa from the Chinese.
by Anoop
01 Oct 2020 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

I had an 'a-ha' moment now. For a while now, veterans in the media have been pointing out that the Galwan response by India has given the Chinese pause. I wondered how a spontaneous tactical action by IA could have such strategic ramifications. Until I put it in our own context. In 1962, Gen. Kaul w...
by Anoop
01 Oct 2020 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

My response as a Chinese strategist 6. India will not dare escalate by bringing in the Navy and diplomatic talks will be initiated soon as there is any danger of the IN being used. We will control Indian domestic opinion and combine the diplomatic option with the military actions to prevent an all ...
by Anoop
01 Oct 2020 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

In the Nitin Gokhale interview, AVM Subramanian (R) says that the Chinese seem much more comfortable with "soft-kills" at worst i.e. cyber attacks, info wars, maybe satellite kills, and are reluctant to get into a no-holds barred fight. It doesn't sit well with the image the CCP wants to p...
by Anoop
01 Oct 2020 08:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

How does square with our capabilities sir? Can we pull all this off simultaneously? I am no expert at this, Sachin, but I think with stand-off weapons from the IAF and the willingness to take casualties it's possible i.e. a severe degradation in their Rutok, Sirijap and Ngari garrisons and they won...
by Anoop
01 Oct 2020 07:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

KL Dubey wrote:You are taking it too seriously. The participants are not Indian goremint representatives. They're just discussing their personal views.


Trial balloons and opinion shaping is never done by Govt. employees. In any case, I hope I am wrong and that we stare China down like never before.
by Anoop
01 Oct 2020 07:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIdSXzxGJMw Useful discussion, but it disappoints me because it seems to be paving the room to prepare Indian public opinion for concessions ('give and take', 'bold political action'). If India now compromises under the threat of force, we will take a body blow in cr...
by Anoop
01 Oct 2020 05:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

I will hold the PLAAF in a defensive role in the western sector due to payload penalties, etc. I will attack in the eastern sector using strategic bombers taking off from Chengdu or Lijiang to target areas bordering South Tibet (I will not bomb Arunachal since it is my territory with my people, but...
by Anoop
01 Oct 2020 00:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

Regarding combat experience, or lack of, of higher ranked officers: Unless we are talking about a large scale (in both time and space) war, with a lot of fluidity, I think this lack of full scale war experience is not really a lacunae. Where terrain dictates what is possible in terms of objectives a...
by Anoop
30 Sep 2020 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

Regarding the Pakistani plan of forcing India to war now by including Gilgit Baltistan as their province; we only need to remind ourselves that in 1971, another province of Pakistan was liberated at a time and place of our choosing.
by Anoop
30 Sep 2020 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

Mody, 2 essential things PLA got right in 1962. They concentrated 1 Division behind Thagla ridge to face our 7 Bde in Arunachal Pradesh, which frontline units suspected but our higher command didn't believe. They had plenty of time to observe our deployment and plan their attack. Secondly, their att...
by Anoop
27 Sep 2020 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

I get your point. However. Thank you KLN Murthy, for elaborating, without any defensiveness or rancour. It's clear to me now and I appreciate you taking the time to spell out your reasoning patiently. I will admit that the Chinese actions grate on me equally. We are all in this together and though ...
by Anoop
27 Sep 2020 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

https://www.claws.in/loc-isation-of-lac-pragmatic-appreciation/ Worth reading this article by Lt. Gen. Rakesh Sharma (R), ex-GOC 14 Corps, in full. Some snippets: The LOC has sectors in high altitude, and in certain sub-sectors in super high altitude. Along the LOC there is precipitation, the exist...
by Anoop
27 Sep 2020 05:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

Ok, I read this rant and am still "head-scratching". Cleo Pascal says that the Indian reaction to Chinese hegemony, is in many respects, ahead of the rest of the world. She particularly singles out 3 Indian think-tanks by name and recommends that people go to the source directly since thes...
by Anoop
27 Sep 2020 00:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6117
Views: 1371396

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://theprint.in/ilanomics/end-the-domination-of-public-sector-banks-not-simply-recapitalise-them-thats-true-reform/510501/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sglqZkUvr3o Placing these two links here for critical appraisal by our forum's economics experts. Prof. Patnaik elaborates on her article in...
by Anoop
27 Sep 2020 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

We're pretty inscrutable for the Chinese too. All their social media posts and many columnists calls India irrational, unpredictable and crazy. They do not understand what we're up to. According to their logic, we should clearly see that we are inferior, give up and bow ourselves to their will. Tha...
by Anoop
26 Sep 2020 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

The following is a compilation of MEA press releases related to the Ladakh situation in reverse chronological order. I have been searching for the phrase "restoration of status quo ante April 2020 " as an Indian demand as is usually reported in the Indian press. This has been echoed on BRF...
by Anoop
26 Sep 2020 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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 Anoop
26 Sep 2020 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

Thank you for the recap, SSridhar. Did Col. Dinny elaborate on the alternative ways to patrol in the Depsang area, bypassing the bottleneck? Also, to be fair, the Chinese have never provided any rationale for their actions. It's only Indian commentators who are guessing at their reasons. So it would...
by Anoop
26 Sep 2020 07:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z6UKFGGE9Q Interview with Lt. Gen. K.J. Singh (R) on the employment of tanks in HA areas. Some points I found interesting: 1. Recommends the adaptation of K-9 chassis with a 125 mm gun with good optronics instead of buying the Sprut. 2. Recommends a mix of light and...
by Anoop
24 Sep 2020 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

Just 10 days? After that we have Rezang La 1962 all over again? We have again to pay a political price for the Amreekhan help as in 1962? :shock: :eek: That is some extrapolation there. Rezang La 1962 happened under very different circumstances and it's worth checking out the casualty ratio for the...
by Anoop
19 Sep 2020 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

The power is used for purifying the brackish water from Pangong Tso below and store it in the tank, provide power to below ground bunkers, and power comms, surveillance equipment and associated sensors. Mort Walker, how is the brackish water from Pangong Tso delivered to this post? If it is by vehi...
by Anoop
19 Sep 2020 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

jamwal wrote: Hey, do you have a kml or kmz file of these roads and posts that you can share?


I have made a .kmz file of these points. Please provide an email for me to send to.
by Anoop
19 Sep 2020 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

This thread moves very quickly, so I apologize if this interview with Lt. Gen. Pannu (Retd) has already been posted and discussed here. If not, this is a good one to watch entirely. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq477SWjf-U Some highlights: 1. In border meetings, the PLA still continues to refer t...
by Anoop
17 Sep 2020 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

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

The Week article on Aug 23 mentioned that approximately 200,000 tonnes were required for regular AWS, with nearly double that number or 400,000 tonnes required for the current deployment. The Reuters article on Sep 15 mentions that over 150,000 tonnes have already been moved to the region. There's s...
by Anoop
14 Sep 2020 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1326
Views: 382771

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

https://youtu.be/dAB26xAAgw0 Informative talk by Lt. Gen Shankar, ex-DG Artillery. Talks quite a bit about the hardware, including Pinaka ER, Brahmos and about tube artillery like Sharang and Dhanush. Interesting response towards the end about C&C as well as integration of ACCCS and the IAF net...

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