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by Deans
19 Mar 2019 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 8
Views: 783

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: 8
Views: 783

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: 3545
Views: 350672

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: 34204

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: 34204

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: 124716

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: 124716

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: 124716

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: 124716

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: 3734
Views: 491337

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...
by Deans
22 Feb 2019 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3734
Views: 491337

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I have a question on the Rashtriya rifles. Are the men deputed to the RR, culled from the authorised strength of the regular army formations, or is it an additional resource available to the army, in addition to its regular strength. Thus if 5 RR is affiliated to the Jat regiment and half its streng...
by Deans
21 Feb 2019 20:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

Diversion of water will take time. How about polluting the water flowing towards Pakistan by dumping toxic chemicals and waste, thereby, making it unfit for human and agricultural use? Is it even feasible? China too did the same thing with Siang river flowing towards Arunachal. Yes, just shift leat...
by Deans
20 Feb 2019 09:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

This is something we all can participate in. It's easy to boycott paki goods. There are easy alternatives, a little bit harder for Chinese goods as they are so common particularly in the west. Did not know that Shan masala was Paki origin. Boycotting Pakistani goods is actually hard, because they d...
by Deans
19 Feb 2019 09:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

Just returned from a trip to Kashmir. The terrorist attack on CRPF, the subsequent loss of more soldiers last night, the KMs double speak, their anti Indian and pro paki views, their sense of entitlement, their preference to Pakistan, the plight of the CRPF and RR men in and around Srinagar, has fi...
by Deans
18 Feb 2019 09:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

The CRPF convoy was transporting troops from Jammu to Srinagar. Why isn't the railway being used for troop transport in the valley (Banihal onward)? Much easier to sanitize and protect, with vastly reduced logistic footprint. And I believe there are already elaborate security measures in place for ...
by Deans
18 Feb 2019 09:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

officially 80% of land is arid or semi-arid. the rest 20% feed 200 mil souls. as i posted the kashmirtimes link, the use of the 3 eastern tributary water completely within india using barrages and canal projects will hit hard the agri lands of west punjab. this would likely hit one of their prime e...
by Deans
17 Feb 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2720
Views: 510985

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Can someone comment in simple terms, on how Pakistan's Saab 2000 `eireye' compares with our AEW&C (both the ER 145 and IL-76 platforms) ?
by Deans
16 Feb 2019 10:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

What is 44? 56 i got. the number of dead?? that's what the biatch is on about. imagine this vile creature becoming a mother one day, if not one already?? She is deputy editor of (what else) NDTV ! Wink and nod from the NDTV bosses probably. I've asked my local cable operator - for what it is worth,...
by Deans
15 Feb 2019 22:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

I agree with the point on disproportionate response. one of the things we can do in short term is to start leveraging our advantage in heavy artillery. We can and should target their population centers to precipitate an internal crisis. Remember their general populace funds jihadis through mosque f...
by Deans
15 Feb 2019 22:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

I had also written an article on trade with China for the upcoming edition Indian military review, which I think is relevant, as we need to send a signal to China as much as to Pak. Article not for circulation, as it is copyright. _____________________________________________________________________...
by Deans
15 Feb 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

There is a lot that can be done immediately, to hit Pakistani trade - MFN is only symbolic and just a first step. I've written a paper on the subject for a Govt think tank. 1. Ban all exports to Pak. Over 50% of Pak exports are cotton textiles, some of it is sustained by raw cotton exported from In...
by Deans
15 Feb 2019 22:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

We can't abrogate / amend article 370, without 2/3rd majority of the J&K assembly endorsing it. However, there is no reason why the Govt cannot submit an opinion to the SC that article 35A is discriminatory, legally untenable and should be scrapped. My sense is that SC will lean in this directio...
by Deans
15 Feb 2019 22:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

So troubling to imagine one builds their homes with cement imported from TSP, might have been manufactured in a pak fauj company. Also funding terror against us. WTF?? we are 2nd largest producers of steel, but import cement from pakis? And fruits and spices ??? This seems like someone really want ...
by Deans
15 Feb 2019 22:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

There is a lot that can be done immediately, to hit Pakistani trade - MFN is only symbolic and just a first step. I've written a paper on the subject for a Govt think tank. 1. Ban all exports to Pak. Over 50% of Pak exports are cotton textiles, some of it is sustained by raw cotton exported from Ind...
by Deans
15 Feb 2019 14:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

I had just visited Kashmir and drove along the Srinagar-Jammu highway, close to Pulwana, only last Sat. The whole point of building the new highway -its a good one, is to facilitate civilian traffic and goods transport. Given the frequency of army movements, its impractical and self defeating to sto...
by Deans
15 Feb 2019 13:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

Militarly what option is available between surgical strike and full war?? Here are a couple: Use heavy artillery across the LOC, to target all company/battalion/brigade HQ's and installations. Allow for Pak civilian casualties (army can't control the accuracy of shells and if a civilian home is loc...
by Deans
14 Feb 2019 23:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

There is an appropriate time and place for revenge. It will come and there's no need to get worked up if nothing happens in the next few days. Some sensible steps we can actually take (in addition to military options): 1. Walk the talk on the Indus Water Treaty. Pakjabis are terrified of losing acc...
by Deans
14 Feb 2019 22:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155174

Re: Pulwama Attack

Much as I hate to say it, this will hit the govt's image, as far as its `tough on national security' or Kashmir policy are concerned. The surgical strikes should have been part of a larger policy to squeeze Pakistan. That has not happened. I don't really a pakistan policy, let alone one different fr...
by Deans
05 Jan 2019 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 454
Views: 117437

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

For a paper I'm writing (for a think tank with the same kind of orientation as BRF) can Missile gurus here help me understand what quantity of the following missiles we should have deployed by the end of 2022. This is in a `best case scenario' assuming no delays in trials/ procurement etc. Thanks. ...
by Deans
02 Jan 2019 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1584
Views: 224954

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Does Russia have an Air launched decoy missile in service (Similar to the MALD that Raytheon has developed) ? I would appreciate any links for info. I can read basic Russian.
by Deans
02 Jan 2019 11:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3623
Views: 617650

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China is building 3 new airfields - 2 very close to the Indian border and the near on the Nepal border. https://www.freetibet.org/news-media/na/three-new-airports-tibet-confirmed Along with Nyingchi (20 km from the Arunachal border) and Ngari Kunsha airport (Opp Demchok), I sees 5 airfields which ar...
by Deans
02 Jan 2019 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 454
Views: 117437

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

For a paper I'm writing (for a think tank with the same kind of orientation as BRF) can Missile gurus here help me understand what quantity of the following missiles we should have deployed by the end of 2022. This is in a `best case scenario' assuming no delays in trials/ procurement etc. Thanks. S...
by Deans
06 Dec 2018 10:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3132
Views: 370698

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Dumping all the crap into water flowing to Pakistan should be the first step. While we clean the filth , it create natural habitat for paki species. This is not crap. Its very good for irrigation and fertilization of land. This silt is very rich in nutrients, like a natural super fertilizer. Efflue...
by Deans
03 Dec 2018 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1132
Views: 47248

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

I am trying to figure out why Comrade Putin is so gung-ho when meeting Bin Salman. There was something very special there, like "we did it, comrade!" . Russia and Saudi each produce around 10.5 million barrels of oil / day. They have probably just agreed to cut production (to around 10 MB...
by Deans
03 Dec 2018 22:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3132
Views: 370698

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Gurus what are the ramifications of us completely stopping Indus water? Will it attract international sanctions? As this an international accord and not bilateral, will bodies like world bank create any trouble? Btw I assume China or Russia would have done it long back if they were in out place. I ...
by Deans
24 Nov 2018 10:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2406
Views: 282482

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Emirates refuses to use air bridges in Pakistan, Senate committee told A parliamentary committee was told that Emirates airline has refused to use passenger boarding bridges at airports in Pakistan after an air bridge collapsed at the new Islamabad International airport last month. They do have air...
by Deans
22 Nov 2018 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2493
Views: 235412

Re: Understanding the US - Again

question - other than BHIM app and scanning UPI QR code, what other means can i use to access UPI and avoid visa/m ? even most debit cards are visa/m RuPay is India's most issued debit card, which does not rely on mastercard/ Visa. Your banks will have a UPI app, or as part of their online banking ...
by Deans
20 Sep 2018 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2139
Views: 288207

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Wonder if china will be fueled into considering war as an extension of economic policy. ..try to embroil the us in expensive proxy wars that cost much in terms of money and image, while it plays the rOle of enlightened economy that offers peace prosperity etc... Unfortunately, Trump has got the US ...
by Deans
07 Sep 2018 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 959
Views: 130911

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

^How does one occupy a port or slice of land if the local govt refuses to prt with it unless one plans to invade the country. If tomorrow Pakis or Africans refuse to pay back to Chinese, Other than sending army, what other options Chinese have to recover the money ? Usually there is a corrupt polit...

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