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by Bade
25 Oct 2017 23:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2402
Views: 55445

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

This one is good read for the layman...

Colliding neutron stars apply kiss of death to theories of gravity
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/10 ... f-gravity/
by Bade
18 Oct 2017 06:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2402
Views: 55445

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

The wire article on Ashtekar was a very good one. I had seen it before but skipped it to read more carefully and promptly forgot about it. Thanks for reposting it. I am not that frequent on these forums anymore. The above old B&W picture of Bhabha I had seen first time in one of the magazines wh...
by Bade
17 Oct 2017 21:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2402
Views: 55445

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Amber_G, would like to bring to your attention this link which was not posted yet here. http://i2.wp.com/www.gw.iucaa.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/GW170817_infographic.png from here at IUCAA, which has a lot more details and names of individuals involved from the Indian side. http://www.gw.iucaa.in...
by Bade
03 Sep 2017 07:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The two Indian scholars were affiliated with Chinese universities, even that would be a problem. Some in the Indian panel seemed not able to frame their thoughts and put forth succinctly. The whole thing looked bizarre when the Indian co-anchor insistence for an answer was met with more stonewalling...
by Bade
02 Sep 2017 20:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

:rotfl: :rotfl: ^^^ You seeeener. Nineth seen. You forgot the great Dalai Lama event. The first Dalai Lama, His High Holiness in the 14th century had once visited Boston to admire the beautiful swamps by the sea. The place since then belong to China since wherever Dalai Lama visit/lived is Tibet, an...
by Bade
28 Aug 2017 04:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Bhutan has the choice to handover the two districts adjoining the valley to India and be done with it as was suggested at the outset of this crisis. Then it becomes solely an India-China issue. In any case they do not seem to have civilian presence in those areas adjoining Chumbi valley to be of any...
by Bade
26 Aug 2017 17:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

How many tankers ply that route, and what resources IN has to intercept each one of them, to filter out China destination ones only. Someone in the business can answer better perhaps.
by Bade
25 Aug 2017 06:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Let us for argument sake, accept the Chinese sob story that it is not Bhutanese territory and Indians are intruding on Chinese land. So how come they have not driven us out from there yet. It has been bloody three months already. :rotfl:
by Bade
23 Aug 2017 08:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

We have Tibetan colonies in dharmasala as well as whole of Arunachal and they being mountain people can re-populate Tibet. Tibet does not have to be officially part of the Indian Union, but just a protectorate of India like Bhutan. Tibet can be autonomous for internal affairs and depend on India for...
by Bade
23 Aug 2017 06:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

People do live in Tawang and similar elevations all along the Northeast. With proper infrastructure one can live in Ladakh too. It just cannot be worse than trying to live on the moon or mars. Yes, it will take effort and hence may not turn out to be economical given alternatives.
by Bade
23 Aug 2017 05:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

If India gobbles up sizable chunks of Tibet as suggested by many in the process of a full prolonged war with China, has anyone imagined what happens to Nepal now surrounded entirely by India. ;-) How can a country within a country survive...Redux Hyderabad.
by Bade
21 Aug 2017 09:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I don't know if you have fired up Google Earth and looked or not, but if you do you will see two things 1. heavy ITPB presence (a camp) very close by (2.4 km to the west) 2. The area east of that "squared peninsula) is an island of disputed territory where both armies patrol despite the Chines...
by Bade
21 Aug 2017 05:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The model is obviously small scale, thus for example the base of the L, part of the lake is only about 85 m long. Chinese have built full scale cities which lie empty, so this must be one of those brilliant ideas, where they play war games. Maybe this is to memorize routes to retreat under pressure...
by Bade
21 Aug 2017 03:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

That is useful information with retrospective maps of the same area. The features definitely look quite artificial, but it may have been done a while ago then. So far all Indian position along the LAC has been defensive barring patrols but they do not camp to claim the ground. It just a show of forc...
by Bade
20 Aug 2017 22:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The Highway 219 access via Aksai Chin area to Xinjiang is not as critical to the PLA as it was in the 60s and 70s perhaps anymore as they have developed even better connectivity both south and north of the Gobi to their western boundary areas. I do not think if India were to take over large parts of...
by Bade
20 Aug 2017 22:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The well rounded corners of the rectangular protrusion tells me it has been leveled by the Chinese and must be intended for use as another boat jetty. It must have happened recently and gone unchallenged ? A shooting war in that sector can remain localized, unlike in the Sikkim area. This is where w...
by Bade
20 Aug 2017 21:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Time to take territory rather than do political analysis or even a frame by frame analysis paralysis. Except in Dokalam we are still within our side of the LAC everywhere else. Need to push the envelope further before I believe something changed since 2014.
by Bade
20 Aug 2017 20:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

One thing that is amply clear in the high resolution video is that that stone pelting is happening right on the loop road as it can be clearly seen in the long shot.

Right or left or was it an ambush and the video got cut off etc is not clear as it ends abruptly.
by Bade
20 Aug 2017 07:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The supply lines to the above Finger 6 area on the Chinese side is quite weak. Even the road they constructed is incomplete all the way to their area. Wonder if it is deliberate. This should be a no contest region for India all the way to Finger 8 where the huge silt deposit lies at the lake where i...
by Bade
20 Aug 2017 05:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The LAC in the Chushul sector south of the lake is pretty close to the border roads in India, whereas the Chinese highway is miles away even from the claim line of India. This area must be settled if there is war till at least the Indian claim line. Places like Hanle where India has an Astronomy obs...
by Bade
20 Aug 2017 04:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The red line above is the LAC, what India claims is further east of Sirijap approximately where there is a lot of sediment deposit into the lake. But the Indian patrols definitely do not go too far perhaps beyond finger 5,6 areas short of Sirijap where there seems to be a road extending from the Chi...
by Bade
24 Jul 2017 08:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

That is a recipe for inaction, with threat of nuclear war. Chinese intervention or US not being too happy with the outcome. Any terrorist violence in J&K is good enough grounds to go after PoK. Dismembering Pakistan requires a larger objective which does not exist now...unless we wait for a buil...
by Bade
24 Jul 2017 07:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The only way to punish the Chinese for Doka La and other intrusions across the undemarcated border is to activate slowly a military takeover of PoK. This has to be put full steam ahead, irrespective of what the residents in PoK think. India will not declare war on China unilaterally, but nothing sto...
by Bade
24 Jul 2017 05:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

They can dispute Arunachal all they want, but simply cannot hold on to it. The very reason they left as soon as they came in '62. If they had overstayed they would have seen a loss of face in the least and chased out in any case. Similarly holding on to Chumbi valley for India from just one side in ...
by Bade
24 Jul 2017 05:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

They are afraid that India will one day absorb both Bhutan and Nepal too. So they will keep opposing Arunachal as a part of India, till a time that at least Bhutan becomes a part of India, if not Nepal.
by Bade
24 Jul 2017 05:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

^^^ By opposing OBOR/CPEC India has pissed them off as it impacts their growth rate plans. They are readying themselves for a Asia wide Marshall Plan to keep growing. After CPEC it is going to be Nepal & Bangladesh along with the rest of south east Asian nations. If India were to destroy their i...
by Bade
23 Jul 2017 05:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1057507.shtml "The ongoing border tension is testing China's patience, and if the border tension remains until September, it would be very embarrassing for Indian leaders to come to China to attend the BRICS summit . This is bad for both China and India as well...
by Bade
22 Jul 2017 22:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

If CPEC is purely economic play as China claims, then it should not have no problem if India takes over PoK and collect tolls for the corridor. ;-)
by Bade
22 Jul 2017 21:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

But that should not stop India from doing a reverse salami slicing of the border areas. That can still happen under the empty threat of war, just as the Chinese are doing to us. This can happen all around the Chumbi valley region itself, along the Bhutan side. We have troops stationed in Sikkim anyw...
by Bade
22 Jul 2017 21:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

By all accounts so far, Chumbi valley is their weak point to retain, if India chooses to challenge them there. But strategically as of now there is perhaps less to gain for India holding that territory unless one needs to free Tibet. No such pre-emtive moves are foreseen. So the assumption is it can...
by Bade
22 Jul 2017 20:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

What this whole episode teaches is that import purchases of offensive weapon systems must come to a halt. Weapon systems must be Made in India, albeit with imported engines and sensors. The Rafale contract needs to be cancelled and the Russian FGFA contract needs to be cancelled, and all plans to i...
by Bade
22 Jul 2017 20:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The advantage of a PoK limited war, is that the escalation to other areas of Indo-Pak border would be their calling. If China does not want to escalate Doka La any more than writing pithy taunts in their press, then why would they risk even more by getting involved there now...despite CPEC dreams. B...
by Bade
22 Jul 2017 20:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Without taking over PoK region (Gilgit-Baltistan) managing the overall Chinese threat will remain a continuing problem for India. This involves a real war, beyond just a slap on the Chinese wrist at Doka La tri-junction. Even settling this current issue in India's favor, does nothing to contain the ...
by Bade
22 Jul 2017 08:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

From the various chinese new channels, it seems even their media has no real clue. Even the ex-Amby to India was waffling and clueless...but everyone has lapped up their propaganda. In reality it is the location which gives it the coverage in the Indian press, but in terms of incursion at other plac...
by Bade
20 Jul 2017 17:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

What how can a map make a nation look brighter then another. Anyway am happy that chinies are happy that they are brighter than India. Now that they got their face saver, they can proudly move out of Doka La plateau now. Regarding the reports in the media about the statement of the ex-Ambassador or...
by Bade
20 Jul 2017 09:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

As per CGTN reports as in their show called DIALOGUE, China is ready to throw the towel at Doka La, but keep insisting that India has to pull out as it is the intruder. They (ex Ambassador) are talking as if they own the territory. They almost admitted to not wanting a real war. :rotfl:
by Bade
20 Jul 2017 08:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I do not think India is present at the Doklam plateau to the north-east of the tri-junction which is also a disputed area by the Chinese, but maybe it is time to make a move there too. Close down into Chumbi valley all around the tri-junction. Some roads will need to be constructed from the Bhutanes...
by Bade
20 Jul 2017 08:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

India too should show up for land grabbing all along the border, wherever we can. The Chinese analyst and policy experts who come on various TV shows are such pompous asses that they claim China has every right to construct border roads. But in this case, they are already up on the plateau and nowhe...
by Bade
19 Jul 2017 10:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Is anyone actually reading articles published by retired generals and linked on here. Has anyone read Lt Gen Panag's article linked earlier? That is a must read, to get a quick historical context on Chumbi valley access to Bhutan from India. Not in that article, but also note that the easiest acces...
by Bade
19 Jul 2017 09:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 950271

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

India is building a civil airport in Pakyong, just south of Gangtok and to the west of Doklam plateau to be ready by next year. I am sure it will also service mil planes. This is another reason why India will not budge from its position, due to the clear line of sight from Doklam.

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