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by Deans
04 Sep 2017 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical consequences of possible nuclear conflict in Korea
Replies: 66
Views: 3679

Re: Geopolitical consequences of possible nuclear conflict in Korea

I think there are 2 more plausible scenarios to the one Shiv had outlined. These stem from the increasing compulsions both sides face: NoKo's economy has collapsed. Its people are literally starving. Despite being a police state, there is an increasing possibility of the people revolting (perhaps wi...
by Deans
29 Aug 2017 12:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

RCase wrote:Watch around 19:20 where a lizard analyst talks about NSG as a peace offering for OBOR!


There are no lizard analysts. Only spokespeople for the Chinese foreign ministry (with vely few exceptions among the Indian analysts)
by Deans
29 Aug 2017 12:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

IMO China has a limited window of opportunity to hurt India and that window will be closed from 2019. It is therefore a strategic victory for India as they have prevented China from causing damage at a time India is weakest relative to China. From now on, India will keep getting stronger and China w...
by Deans
29 Aug 2017 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

slight correction Ramana. Stalin did not kill Beria. Beria was arrested by none other than Marshall Zhukov after stalin died.And than he was executed but not by stalin. Stalin had started undermining Beria in the years before Stalin's death. In 1946 Abakumov had replaced Beria as head of the NKVD -...
by Deans
20 Aug 2017 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1385
Views: 135635

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

^^^ That video was a MAJOR self-goal for the Chinese. Finally loud-mouthed Chinese are getting to see what the world really thinks of them - spoiled brats, that's what. I honestly can't imagine another nation as delusional, and as short-sightedly complacent as China is today. And it reflects perfec...
by Deans
19 Aug 2017 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 268
Views: 21456

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

^^ Don't know about the rest, but Medical services are already deeply integrated. Doctors from Navy and AF are posted at Army hospitals and vice versa. Though rarely done, it is even possible to get your service changed (Eg: getting shifting from Army to Navy). There is also a Post of DG, Armed For...
by Deans
19 Aug 2017 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1385
Views: 135635

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

To add to what previous posters have said about India's wars: One strength we have is that we are not a conscript or short service army. The learnings from high altitude & jungle warfare, or COIN, are passed on to new recruits by not just their platoon JCO, but others in their section and platoo...
by Deans
16 Aug 2017 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

I am checking out some GE images of Lhasa airport and the PLAAF part. Does these airbase even have RCC pens? Where do the Chinis store their aircraft in Lhasa. For all the bravado of bombing our airbased with rockets, Lhasa airport does not seem to have a blast pen. There are no aircraft pens of an...
by Deans
16 Aug 2017 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 268
Views: 21456

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

As far as theater commands are concerned, I buy the IAF's logic to some extent - i.e air assets can be deployed against both Pak and China so why allot them to a specific theatre ? However, this contradicts the policy of multiple commands the IAF has. Where is the need for a South West command when ...
by Deans
15 Aug 2017 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Gobar times and SCMP can be useful idiots. By now it seems clear that anything bothering China gets huge coverage in the garb of `Advice & warnings to India'. The shrillness of their articles are directly proportional to the damage our actions are causing them. I follow trade matters but first h...
by Deans
13 Aug 2017 15:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

BTW, when you fire arty from 20-40 km inside your territory how far can you hit inside the opponents? Not far and not with any kind of accuracy (due to the same high altitude that gives longer range). Moreover, PLA artillery on flat ground is far more susceptible to artillery fire/ air strikes, tha...
by Deans
13 Aug 2017 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Actually I expect the PLA to fight and fight very well and unveil many new concepts that they have been implementing in war games. These will be eagerly watched and understood. PLA may be able to bring overwhelming artillery firepower (a product of their industrial abilities) and counterbattery rad...
by Deans
12 Aug 2017 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

a short list of the probable units now mobilizing and going for acclamatization: --- northern sector ie ladakh --- Northern Command, Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir - XIV Corps, headquartered at Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 3rd Infantry Division headquartered at Leh 8th Mountain Division headquartered at Dra...
by Deans
07 Aug 2017 09:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Bhutan security is Indian responsibility, that I agree . However do we have enough forces to hold off a Chinese offensive in this area? The Chinese have to first amass a force to threaten North Bhutan. That takes time, given that every unit of the PLA (facing Arunachal, Sikkim and now Bhutan) has t...
by Deans
06 Aug 2017 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

IIRC, at Rezang La, we killed more than 1000. 123 Indian soldiers fought and very few made it. That was a famous last stand of the Kumaon regiment. Yes, Chinese dead at Rezang La were higher than the officially admitted PLA figure for the whole 1962 war. The ferocious resistance from just 1 company...
by Deans
06 Aug 2017 16:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Time Modi sarkar (or even a private bill by a nationalist MP) tables the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Act in parliament. Bill signed into law will mandate that all finished goods imported into India should have the country of origin (or of highest value contribution) to the product clearly lab...
by Deans
06 Aug 2017 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

If Bharat were to break all diplomatic ties with cheen, and stop any kind of business means not only imports but exports too, would that bring about the meltdown? Our exports to China are mostly commodities and another country will replace us. Better to increase tariff and non tariff barriers for t...
by Deans
05 Aug 2017 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Deans- right on the money. The problem is US economy is intertwined with Cheeni economy and hence US is not making some bold moves it can to bring down the house of Chinese cards. I think DT is getting desperate to do something to shore up his ratings, which are the lowest in history. Sanctioning C...
by Deans
05 Aug 2017 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

I have a somewhat different view about the `decapitating of China's economy' that Doval ji and several of us talk about. I want to do a detailed post on this (I'm writing one for Indian Military Review), but in summary: The Chinese economy does not need to be degraded by missile strikes. It is extre...
by Deans
05 Aug 2017 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Good plans Deans ji The chumbi valley should also be swarmed from all sides until ewe get a straight line border from sikkim to bhutan I looked up walong its very vulnerable and we might lose it which is a fair bargain for more strategic pieces you listed. We can pound the place to dust though to r...
by Deans
05 Aug 2017 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

In a shooting war, I don't believe we are in any position to liberate Tibet - or Aksi Hind for that matter. It will vastly complicate our already fragile supply chain and involve us in a grinding battle of attrition where China has the advantage. However, I believe we can and should focus on realist...
by Deans
04 Aug 2017 10:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

This complaint is a moving of goalpost from the first one about poor leadership and men dying. I do not want to get into a discussion but since you ask, there is at least one memorial that specifically records the names of the martyrs of Op Pawan in Sri Lanka. I tried to make a commemorative video ...
by Deans
02 Aug 2017 22:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Anti dumping duty imposed on Chinese radial tyres. The message is slowly being sent.
by Deans
31 Jul 2017 15:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

The longer China continues the Psy-ops & propaganda, the more counter productive it will be. Grobar times has already declared war on us several times (and on the UK) and all our leaders have been called liars. Continuing this brings diminishing attention from the Chinese (and us), but will hard...
by Deans
31 Jul 2017 15:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Question can t90 be used on Tibetan plateau?. If not why not. Assumed it has been airlifted The only place where a heavy tank battle is even possible is in the 1. Northern Ladakh - DBO - Depsang plains area, 2. Demchok area 3. Northern Sikkim (Gurudongmar lake area) One advantage of tanks and APC's...
by Deans
31 Jul 2017 14:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Iyersan wrote:Zee news telling that on 26 July 2017 the Chinese army intruded into Chamoli district Barahoti and stayed there for 1 hour. And no talk until today in Indian Media


I doubt anyone from our news channels can find Barahoti on a map, let alone go there.
by Deans
30 Jul 2017 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

In Sri Lanka's unexpected push back for the port project, China faced something they do not understand and did not factor in - Democracy. China's OBOR policy has simply been to bribe the dictator/ supreme leader/ field marshal of the recipient country, by appealing to his personal interests and not ...
by Deans
30 Jul 2017 15:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Something we've missed and which may have a lot of implications for China's OBOR policy and its territorial disputes, is Sri Lanka standing up to China and renegotiating the port contract. China wanted Hambantota port (and the 10,000 acre SEZ) handed over to China to be used almost as sovereign Chin...
by Deans
28 Jul 2017 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2679
Views: 212437

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Prem wrote:
sunnyP wrote:Surely it will be Shahbaz Sharif?

Must be as Maryam Sharif is also legally declared as Maryam Badmash along with her Abbu. Finance guy is also disqualified .


Why doesn't he do a Laloo and nominate his wife ?
by Deans
28 Jul 2017 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

first Noko attached and pushed the south back to Pusan then combined UN forces thrashed them back to pockets near chinese border then china thrashed the UN and forced them back to evac by sea freeze the DMZ line would be fascinating to know the chinese battle tactics and the major battles fought in...
by Deans
28 Jul 2017 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Singha wrote:do the PLA have political CCP komissars attached to the HQs to monitor things and report in a parallel channel back to their overlords?
soviet union used to have it upto some point. kruschev was a kommissar in stalingrad.


Yes. Also the PLA reports to the Communist party, not the Chinese Govt.
by Deans
28 Jul 2017 09:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

1962 was a failure of the Army''s senior leadership - not just Nehru appointing a very unsuitable Gen Kaul as CO of 4th Corps. The army has learnt from that. For e.g. - Lt Gen Kaul reported to the Lt. Gen Sen (CO Eastern command). Eastern Command was then in Lucknow. The HQ had little knowledge of t...
by Deans
27 Jul 2017 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Yes and civil defence. Civil defence becomes really big in wartime in keeping a check on saboteurs, fifth columnists and general disrupters. And once bombs start falling their role becomes critical. [/quote] True. From what little I have seen of civilian volunteers in civil defence, their level of ...
by Deans
27 Jul 2017 23:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Aren't reservist ex armymen? Yes. However, they would still have the constraints I listed in my earlier post. The exception would be reservists from our `Hill'' infantry regiments who would be living in the area and would most likely volunteer to help immediately. As an aside, the IDF has a better ...
by Deans
27 Jul 2017 22:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

To add my 2 cents worth to the posts about the volunteer force. Outside of the native population, It would take a particularly fit man to be able to simply live in the 20 km belt along the LAC. These are high altitude areas, sparsely populated (75% of Tawang's population is the army), mountainous an...
by Deans
27 Jul 2017 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Btw ORBAT lists 1.3 Mil as army and equal number as reserves. What are reserves and what issues it may face if they have to be recalled? The overall numbers are not very relevant, particularly when it comes to reservists. Shiv has pointed out some practical difficulties in inducting a large number ...
by Deans
27 Jul 2017 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

China's exports to India in descending order of magnitude by $ value ..... The current steps government is taking in terms of looking at each product separately and in conformance with WTO and other rules is very siloed and myopic. We will not get anywhere with that approach. Even the private playe...
by Deans
27 Jul 2017 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

Are there any places along the LAC that we can occupy and do a `Doklam' on the Chinese ? What I have in mind is occupying areas where: - Both sides agree are disputed, or PLA has intruded into our territory and we accepted it. - A short distance away from our current positions (say upto 2 km) - Impr...
by Deans
26 Jul 2017 16:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

http://www.news18.com/news/india/an-india-and-china-war-is-raging-in-comments-section-of-global-times-1473417.html

Rakshaks can have some fun by commenting.
Perhaps a comment from Mr. `Eleven Gin Pegs' saying how screwed up Chinese policy is...
by Deans
26 Jul 2017 11:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10026
Views: 684091

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

https://swarajyamag.com/world/time-to-wake-india-up-the-probability-of-war-with-china-is-now-close-to-the-50-per-cent-mark Time To Wake India Up: The Probability Of War With China Is Now Close To The 50 Per Cent Mark Saying something has a 50% probability, is another way of saying `I don't have a f...

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