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by Deans
19 Apr 2019 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94194

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

any one from Bangalore? Over all voting turnout is not even 50% in three zones. Why? And which way wind seems to be blowing in Blore? I voted in B'lore central (Shivajinnagar) which had the lowest turnover of all the assembly segments, in the LS seat with the lowest t/o in phase 2 with the exceptio...
by Deans
09 Apr 2019 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

https://sites.google.com/site/brfdictionary/glossary/r/rape It would be good idea to give a link on what RAPE type means for newcomers and non regulars. In my book, I've used the word Punjabi instead of Pakistani, when describing the Pak foreign minister as a RAPE, since we already know she is Paki...
by Deans
07 Apr 2019 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

I've reduced the price on kindle to Rs 449 . Its free on Kindle unlimited and if you don't have unlimited there should be a 30 days free trial. The paperback version from Amazon.com has also got a reduced price (by Amazon) from $ 11.99 to $ 8.64. I'm not sure if they have figured I'm trying to get t...
by Deans
03 Apr 2019 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

We also need to buy gurus. Otherwise how we support Indic writers? In this case, it is to support Army battle casualties, which is where a part of the proceeds go to. I do get royalties from the free version on Kindle unlimited as well. I could simple write a cheque to my cause, but I wanted to wri...
by Deans
01 Apr 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Your book appears in Kindle unlimited. I got your book from there. Do they pay you for that unlimited readers? Please let me know. I have already decided to buy kindle one anyway. PS: Rating also requires gurus. Give it top rating so that other readers will read it. I have listed it on kindle unlim...
by Deans
01 Apr 2019 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Interestingly I have sold more in the US, then in India, (excluding paperbacks that is not available ex India), for a subject that is completely India centric. Sir, any updates on the paperback version in India? Is Amazon is not offerring the option here? I am waiting for that as I prefer reading a...
by Deans
31 Mar 2019 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Will buy on Amazon, congratulations on writing and publishing a book. I'm really interested to see what kind of sales you have. I guess this is self-publishing? Did you try to look for a "traditional" publisher first? About 10 to 15 years ago, I wanted to publish a book I wrote, and tried...
by Deans
31 Mar 2019 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Some have suggested, in their interaction with me, that the extent of India's success in the book is implausible. I agree with that, based on the current situation and say so in the foreword and afterword. However, I argue that the kind of military reforms that I describe, along with for e.g. a more...
by Deans
30 Mar 2019 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Actually they don't give us that much support. They only tell us what China is upto, which costs them nothing. Also, US-China tensions have progressed three years beyond what they are today. Other things like joint Naval exercises are already a reality. Deans, what do you make of a video that came ...
by Deans
30 Mar 2019 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Ordered paperback. Just curious if the characters have same or similar personas & psyche as their real life inspirations? Some of the main political characters can be identified with those in real life, but the personas are different. The Indian PM is more inclined to let others take the limeli...
by Deans
30 Mar 2019 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

The first five paperback books sold have spelling errors on the rear cover (only) - as a previous poster has pointed out. They were purchased before the error was flagged. It should be corrected by tomorrow. Happened because of a glitch that prevented me from previewing what I typed and the spellche...
by Deans
30 Mar 2019 10:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

A note on pricing of the book: For Kindle, even when it is priced free on Kindle unlimited, I get a royalty based on pages read. That is a win-win as the reader gets a lower priced book, while I can support my cause with royalties. The royalty if the full free book is read, is higher than the paperb...
by Deans
30 Mar 2019 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

I am at the 8th chapter now. A lot of good jingo material! I am still not convinced Khan will provide us so much support. I guess it is possible. Actually they don't give us that much support. They only tell us what China is upto, which costs them nothing. Also, US-China tensions have progressed th...
by Deans
30 Mar 2019 09:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Got the book delivered just now. DeansJi - Why many spelling mistakes in the summary at the back of the book?! IIndia Concersssions theat acount poeple Have not started reading yet. But a simple spell check would have addressed these! Yes, Unfortunately a combination of a glitch at kindle (I cannot...
by Deans
29 Mar 2019 09:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

An update - As of now, the paperback is only available on Amazon marketplaces outside India (Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk) for e.g. It won't show up on Amazon.in Its available on kindle in India (and other countries). I've kept it free for Kindle unlimited for a while, mainly to encourage enthusiasts ...
by Deans
27 Mar 2019 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Coincidentally, the book has India using a ASAT to kill a Chinese satellite ! (using the ASAT for the first time).

There was also a Mig-21 and F-16 shooting down each other over Kashmir.
And Modiji (implied) is PM in 2019, but with a minority govt !
by Deans
27 Mar 2019 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93019

Re: Indian ASAT test

My just published book on India fighting a 2 front war in 2022, (see my separate thread on this) coincidentally has India using a ASAT to kill a Chinese satellite. Published on Kindle. The paperback is now available. It is currently showing as available on Amazon.com and will take a couple of days o...
by Deans
27 Mar 2019 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Can't find my Kindle now :/ Anyhow, you can hire a designer for a good price for book cover. I know 1-2 who can do it for cheap once you give them proper instructions. I am feeling partial for physical version too. I bought Vivek's books on Kindle but I guess I am too old fashioned as I enjoy physi...
by Deans
27 Mar 2019 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93019

Re: Indian ASAT test

I suppose the usual suspects will now ask for proof.
by Deans
27 Mar 2019 09:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

asbchakri wrote:Looking forward to buying the paperback when it comes out. Any tentative date.


The paperback should be on sale on Amazon in two days.

Jamwal ji - Yes, a very basic cover. Had to do it on my own (I'm lousy at being creative) and couldn't find non copyright pics.
by Deans
26 Mar 2019 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Thanks Shaurya ji. The land fighting is against both Pak and China. It can be a lengthy and tedious read for someone not very familiar with the subject, but I hope it will appeal to BRF members.
by Deans
26 Mar 2019 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

The book is just out on kindle. The paperback will be out in a couple of days. https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07Q29P3M1 For those of who who have advance copies. Please post your review on Amazon (cut-paste above link). I can edit even after the work is available online. (there are several edits from the...
by Deans
20 Mar 2019 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2709
Views: 374701

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

In 3 months, 1 USD = 150 PKR In 6 months, 1 USD = 180 PKR Couple currency devaluation with inflation, then it's going to be real fun like Venezuela or Zimbabwe. In the Madrasa economic thinking of Pakistan, they have agreed to pay Saudi & UAE a year later for the oil they import. The payment is...
by Deans
20 Mar 2019 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV
Replies: 149
Views: 35694

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV

I've just written my first book - in a similar genre as Vivek ji (see my separate thread). I've been a big fan and Vivek's work was one of the reasons I was inspired to quit my day job and do the things I've always wanted to. Good to see him back on BRF !
by Deans
20 Mar 2019 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

The Chinese Li Wei - Paramount leader & Chairman Central Military commission Wang Qiang - Premier of the State council Zhang Chenglai - Chairman standing committee National people’s congress Gen. Liu Tao - Vice Chairman of the Central Military commission Hu Renshu – Minister of State Security Ta...
by Deans
20 Mar 2019 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

The Pakistanis Akbar Khan – Prime Minister of Pakistan Gen. Tariq Baig – National security advisor Lt. Gen Munir Akram – Head ISI Jahangir Mohammed – Finance Minister Afreen Bhatti – Foreign Minister Sardar Shahbaz Haq – Chief Minister of Punjab Gen. Zubair Hayat - Chairman Joint Chief of Staff’s co...
by Deans
20 Mar 2019 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Characters: The Indians The President of India The Prime Minister of India `Raj’ Iyer – Finance Minister Gen. Vikram Bisht (retd) – Defence Minister Shruti Upadhyaya – Foreign Secretary Pradeep Jain – Commerce Minister Arnab Bhattacharya – National security advisor Field Marshal Gurdeep Singh – Comm...
by Deans
20 Mar 2019 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

While I'm now getting into editing/ corrections and will decide on what do post here, the contents & list of characters will give an idea of the scope of the book. Contents: Foreword The characters Part 1 Prelude to War 1. Jan 2022 2. Casus Belli 3. The countdown 4. Plans 5. The perception war 6...
by Deans
20 Mar 2019 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Deans, will buy 2-3 copies of your book - preferably paperback. I buy paperback so that I give it out as present. Did it with Viveks books as well To generate interest, at book launch please post some excerpts. We can put it on social media as well (like Twitter) Disha ji, It will be in paperback a...
by Deans
20 Mar 2019 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Deans, I commend your effort. Good Job Sir! Just a couple of points; 2) Thank you for donating a portion of the proceeds of your book to the Army Welfare Fund. Amidst all the talk of war, we at times forget about the wounded who have sacrificed for the country. Real heroes are the ones who never co...
by Deans
19 Mar 2019 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Re: Forthcoming book - Two front war in 2022

Dean sir, given your noble objective i would prefer to buy the book. Will it be available for delivery in al-birtaniya or only madre watan? Anyway to get signed books. Lastly, dont kill me for asking this but does the book have lot of pictures? I like to read my little one. Havent done it till now....
by Deans
19 Mar 2019 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 4705

Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Folks, I've just written a book (completed draft) of a military-geopolitical novel sent in 2022. It is intended for a very niche readership - like those who make up the BR community. I seek your help and hope Admin will permit this post. Summary: India fights a two front war with China and Pak in Oc...
by Deans
01 Mar 2019 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537157

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Wanted to understand, if we deploy our SAMs near LOC locations.. as per reports 16 enemy fighters violated our Air Space. IAF came to rescue but just wanted to understand if why we didn't engaged them with SAMs. They could have caused bigger damage to PAF fighters. Apart from what other posters hav...
by Deans
28 Feb 2019 15:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 35495

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

take a look at karakorum highway by opening google earth in chrome. see if that route is suitable for heavy tankers, how many tankers can match a ship. even if all the land routes into TSP from iran, afghanistan and cheen were doing tanker trucks 24x7 a day its still no match for VLCC ships. True, ...
by Deans
28 Feb 2019 15:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 35495

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

their entire airspace is locked down, i'll take that collateral over a few expendable paki soldiers. well said! its not a small thing.... 1000+ international flights must be crossing their airspace daily + their whole civil aviation industry in lockdown. we know their long haul railway is pretty we...
by Deans
27 Feb 2019 15:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128206

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

I think MEA has been careful to give Pak a way out. For their domestic audience, for what they are worth, they can claim 2 > 1 (Mi-17 & Mig21), while we have a F-16 > Mig21 loss. Today's result is even, as far as public perception is concerned. So, we retaliated for Pulwama. Pak tried to counter...
by Deans
27 Feb 2019 15:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128206

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Rather than being despondent, we should be proud that our boys actually engaged the PAF intruders and thwarted their plans. Unlike their PAF counterparts who chickened out on the pretext of darkness! However, how and why the Mig 21 trainer came to the fight is a mystery. I am speculating here, but ...
by Deans
26 Feb 2019 21:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128206

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Vips wrote:I hope we get as many Mirage 2000's available from other countries. Both Qatar and Taiwan were willing to sell their birds to us.


Also Greece which is almost bankrupt. I was hoping they would sell us some `saste mein'.
by Deans
26 Feb 2019 20:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 128206

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Singha wrote:Image


Rats leaving sinking ship.
by Deans
23 Feb 2019 11:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3736
Views: 497447

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I read in Lt Gen. Husian article that RR battalions are bigger than regular battalion. 1000 men. Regular infantry battalions have 4 rifle companies, in case of the RR they have 6 rifle companies. Yes, RR battalions have 6 companies, of which I believe 3 would be from the affiliated infantry regimen...

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