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by Anaath
04 May 2005 07:19
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora - RIP
Replies: 104
Views: 47948

Jo Bole So Nihaal

Sat Sri Akal

Sardar Jagjit Singh Amar Rahe
by Anaath
08 May 2004 19:55
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 61413

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

R^2’s views are insightful indeed. Factors of organisational history (going back to the pre-independence days) and culture have contributed to subtle yet significant differences between the readings that the uniformed officer cadre makes of certain situations and the reading that the political estab...
by Anaath
03 Mar 2004 01:35
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe
Replies: 213
Views: 67948

Re: Exercise Divya Astra: Shock & Awe

YIP’s sage views are very enlightening. Perhaps a BRM article will follow. Extending his hypothesis, it seems as though some of the Stavka Operational Manouvre Group concepts are being applied. The testing of a 100-gun grouping and the reinforced emphasis on Arty. (guns and rockets) as a whole revea...
by Anaath
20 Feb 2004 04:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian NCA formalized
Replies: 82
Views: 27601

Re: Indian NCA formalized

People like Pavel Felgenhauer and Yevgeny Volk took a long time to cultivate. In comparison, Vadlamudigaaru has had a phenomenally quick growth spurt.

Of course weeds hardly need cultivation.
by Anaath
11 Feb 2004 06:09
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 61413

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

Parakram should be seen as three simultaneous contests. 1) Between Bharat Mata and Uncle Sam: Bharat Mata won because Uncle Sam started to(seem to)take TSP's terrorism against India seriously 2) Between Bharat Mata & TSP: Bharat Mata won (peace moves etc.) 3) Between TSP & Uncle Sam: TSP won...
by Anaath
11 Jan 2004 02:59
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 61413

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

For the near future, the military lessons learned from Parakram will remain somewhat under-analyzed for obvious reasons. Is this an invitation for sundry commentators to conclude that "India is weak"? Difficult to tell. It must be understood that the India-Pakistan conflict is no mere friendly neigh...
by Anaath
24 Nov 2003 06:18
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Addressing Self Determination
Replies: 40
Views: 28957

Re: Addressing Self Determination

As recently as 1994, Sovereign India's (democractically elected) parliament, reaffirmed that all of the former princely state of Jammu & Kashmir is Indian territory. This includes PoK and CoK.
by Anaath
16 Nov 2003 20:23
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 66127

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

With regard to the PHALCON and the anticipated ELINT+SIGINT benefits from it, it must be said that a mini-RMA could and should emanate from their deployment. Thinking tactically, it would be very nice if the Army had better options available to it than to merely send a patrol up the ridge to “invest...
by Anaath
01 Nov 2003 19:59
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 66127

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

The US Army’s open self-criticism and analysis of the type that CALL at Fort Leavenworth does is definitely something commendable. In India, where there is a concerted effort being made to create an effective bureaucratic milieu for civilian-military cohesion (the new NDU, the new NSCS, the “new” po...
by Anaath
01 Nov 2003 09:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 60026

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

The people at the helm in KSA are used to people of the faith from other countries do their bidding on command. Such servitude can be observed in circumstances ranging from the mundane to the supremely significant. One button is same as another both to the masters and their servants. What is alarmin...
by Anaath
29 Oct 2003 20:44
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 66127

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

A little bit of paranoia among us Indians about the capabilities of our adversaries is a good thing (that need not detract from the good counter-psy-ops work done by certain BRF gurus :) in various web fora). If the PLA is too distasteful as a role model, we could substitute the PLA with the RMA-obs...
by Anaath
28 Oct 2003 18:52
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 66127

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

In the spectrum of integrated forces, we have the Indian (pre-1945 origins) model on one extreme. At the other extreme are the Canadian and IDF models. The Theatre Command concept (present-day US) is somewhere in the middle and probably more practical for us to implement. India can never again affor...
by Anaath
28 Oct 2003 18:25
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 66127

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

Originally posted by Daulat: i remain utterly impressed by the US patrol calling in an F-16 strike against the tsp post firing at them across the durand line, in what was effectively a sub platoon level action[/QB] This requires a fundamental paradigm shift both among those seeking air support and ...
by Anaath
27 Oct 2003 05:54
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 66127

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

The very nature of these kinds of debates will ensure that we miss several angles and merely scratch the surface, but that is still better than nothing. --- Rear Adm. Menon has been pointing out deficiencies in our Special Forces capabilities quite consistently in his columns over the years and most...
by Anaath
24 Oct 2003 19:57
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 66127

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

Rakesh, Thanks for the well-thought-out responses. Could you expand on A2 ..” Our soldiers need to be better rounded and they need to get out of their regimental thought process and look at the bigger picture. They need to understand the political situation before going into battle.” Ray Saheb’s tho...
by Anaath
23 Oct 2003 21:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 60026

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

R, Shri B. Raman’s latest(http://www.saag.org/papers9/paper821.html) and the above report notwithstanding, it is very difficult to accept optimistic assessments of the planning and perspicacity of the various handlers. The well-orchestrated shifting of blame away from the Etonian and towards the (al...
by Anaath
23 Oct 2003 20:43
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 66127

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

Rakesh, The IAF posts notwithstanding, could we retain an IA focus? Even jointmanship requires the IA to bring its own training, resources and expertise to bear. BRF has seldom dedicated bandwidth to analyse this from the ground up. An IA view on jointmanship, from a person no less than Lieut. Gen. ...
by Anaath
23 Oct 2003 19:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 60026

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Before making light of the recent news about KSA acquiring new assets, observers will be well-advised to research how much guile and trickery was employed by the family in obtaining CSS-2s from PRC in the 80s. These people are rich, cunning and relentless. They have a lot to lose and will do what it...
by Anaath
23 Oct 2003 18:38
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 66127

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

The IA does seem to have enhanced its emphasis on tech-savvy and expertise with equipment development and usage. Nothing symbolizes this change better than this part of the new six-point “Code of the Warrior” instituted for graduating IMA GCs by the IMA's last commandant, Lieut.Gen. T.S. Shergill: “...
by Anaath
01 Oct 2003 21:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Saudi Arabia's nuclear ambitions
Replies: 48
Views: 17760

Re: Saudi Arabia's nuclear ambitions

"There are reports emerging but not confirmed that Pakistan has stored some nuclear weapons in storage in Saudi Arabia, but to remain under Pakistani control."

http://www.saag.org/papers9/paper807.html
by Anaath
12 Sep 2003 20:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian NCA formalized
Replies: 82
Views: 27601

Re: Indian NCA formalized

BRF has adjudged it prudent not to discuss in detail operational doctrine and tasking patterns for CADA. This is probably very wise. Can similar discretion not be observed in the case of the IAF's Garuda force? Any exercise to analyze possible connections to Indian deterrence is probably going to be...
by Anaath
29 Aug 2003 21:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 58807

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

Sunil, Even today "officially" these arrest warrants are served by GoTSP personnel. Shabby fig-leaf that, but a fig-leaf nonetheless. The key point is that the Americans are in essence serving as a glorified Praetorian Guard with its own dedicated (IMINT+COMINT+HUMINT. We know which part of the troi...
by Anaath
29 Aug 2003 20:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 58807

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

Sunil, Superb flow of logic here. Just need to consider that the "flag-officer" bit may also flexible. Remember Major General Zahir-Ul-Islam Abbasi? Your point does seem to have held very well at the Crore Commander level. If that "tradition" also gets broken, especially in Quetta or Peshawar, thing...
by Anaath
15 Jan 2003 01:29
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Time to rethink NFU
Replies: 224
Views: 67006

Re: Time to rethink NFU

There are other threads where this can be analyzed at length. But it must be said that even conceding "plain vanilla" Indianness to Mr. Bidwai and such is a folly, elite or not.

Apparently Indian Anti-Indian (AIAI) may be more appropriate as is good old RNI.
by Anaath
14 Jan 2003 02:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 57131

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

May be "dissuading" is to signal a low volume A-III production run to third parties, per promises made or not made?
by Anaath
14 Dec 2002 22:22
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Dr Chidambaram's talk on Pokharan II
Replies: 116
Views: 38075

Re: Dr Chidambaram's talk on Pokharan II

The establishment seems to have chosen stockpile build-up(numbers) over yield, at the present time. This would make sense if availability of core material is limited, as seems to be the case. If, after 10-15 years, the establishment makes known that it favors a second look into higher-yield designs,...
by Anaath
19 Aug 2002 22:52
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 52120

Re: India's Inspirational Personalities

K. Kamaraj, A True Native Genius. Salt of the Indian Earth.

http://www.flonnet.com/fl1917/19170840.htm

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