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by eklavya
16 Jan 2021 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 666
Views: 100940

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

India is not going to be sanctioned, and the partnership with US will grow in strength and in depth in the years ahead.
by eklavya
16 Jan 2021 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 666
Views: 100940

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

I find this F-35/S400 issue somewhat strange. US seems to think that S400 will learn the secrets of the F-35, and render the F-35 less effective. Why isn’t the opposite true: F-35 will learn the secrets of the S400, and render the S400 less effective. One would have thought the odds favour the US, g...
by eklavya
09 Jan 2021 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725639

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Vimal ji, India has always given due consideration to China’s undoubted strengths. The question is if China’s leader is using these strengths to the best advantage of his country, or creating unnecessary trouble for his country. Ravan was also very strong.
by eklavya
09 Jan 2021 07:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725639

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^^^ CCP/PLA have made a diplomatic, economic and military miscalculation. The longer this goes on, the worse it is for them: - It shows that they cannot bend India to their will i.e. their aspirations to be #1 in Asia is just gas - India’s military posture grows stronger by the day i.e. they will w...
by eklavya
30 Dec 2020 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725639

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

manjgu wrote:Cost could be higher for China but their economy is also bigger


Cost to CCP, PLA and it’s leadership could be much higher. But you are right about the economy.
by eklavya
26 Dec 2020 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3280
Views: 616565

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^ https://twitter.com/Peston/status/1341463103846969344 This peerages list is odd in a second sense. As of this morning, Labour's new lords were expected to include Dabinderjit Singh Sidhu, a long-serving senior official in the National Audit Office - but who is also a controversial figure in Ind...
by eklavya
24 Dec 2020 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3280
Views: 616565

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

This is the Ofcom decision: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0030/209748/Sanction-Decision-Worldview-Media-Network-Limited.pdf 53. Republic Bharat said that it was “deeply concerned” that the programme may have been viewed as containing expressions of hatred based on intolerance of Pa...
by eklavya
20 Dec 2020 14:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1704
Views: 225038

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

^^^^ Oli has recommended dissolution of the house as a means of avoiding a confidence vote, as far as I can tell. If he loses the confidence vote, certainly he cannot continue to lead the government. I think this is an attempted constitutional coup i.e. to continue governing without a parliamentary ...
by eklavya
08 Nov 2020 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33491

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Ramana, so we take it as a fact or a reasonable assumption that US military aid to Pakistan will be resumed?
by eklavya
07 Nov 2020 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33491

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

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Pakistan was firmly in the US camp in the Cold War. But that ended 30 years ago. The challenge to US power now comes from China, and Pakistan is a slave to China.

Doesn’t the MIC have much more to gain from the Indian defence budget?
by eklavya
07 Nov 2020 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33491

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Mort Walker wrote:2. How much total aid to TSP will increase in 2021? I predict between $600M-$1B with nearly 40% being military assistance.


Why do you say so sir? Why would Biden wish to fund the terrorist state of Pakistan?
by eklavya
18 Oct 2020 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725639

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Taiwan should be invited to join the Quad dialogue. Frankly, they have a much bigger issue with CCP fascism than Oz. Taiwan Air Force should also be invited to practice war drills with IAF.
by eklavya
01 Oct 2020 15:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391134

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

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PM flights inside India are also operated by the IAF squadron in Palam. 737, BBJ, Embraer.

Sincere apologies x 1,000 for choice of link, but you get the “picture”

https://pkaviation.com/2019/06/12/pakis ... open-modi/
by eklavya
25 Sep 2020 14:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725639

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

. Their manufacturing ecosystem will replace fighters faster than we can shoot down. .. If PLAAF decides to tangle in the air, they will lose what 5 a day (assuming each Rafale eats one Chinese meal every day, and assuming the rest of the fighter fleet is dieting). They will have to build planes an...
by eklavya
20 Sep 2020 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725639

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Nepalis soldiers are part of commonwealth armies since a long time. If Chinese pay them well, what's stopping them from joining PLA? A lot of Nepalis, atleast on internet act just like Oli. Indian policies haven't been that great either wrt Nepal. Off topic. But. Isn’t there a law that prevents the...
by eklavya
05 Sep 2020 18:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023697

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/china-remains-in-denial-blames-india-for-border-impasse-at-sco-meet/story-qjcbHktfmHXWrDNFBcMnxI.html Wei added that the “cause and truth” of the current tension on the China-India border are very clear, and the responsibility lies entirely with the Indian ...
by eklavya
08 Aug 2020 21:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023697

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

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Any foreign country attacking India on CAA is welcome to offer refuge to the “excluded categories”.
by eklavya
03 Aug 2020 01:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023697

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

^^^^ Excellent observations Arjun. We are facing a powerful and dangerous enemy in the CCP/PLA. Even a country as rich and powerful as the US is emphasising the necessity of alliances or partnerships in countering this threat. Gradually the world is aligning against this threat, including most count...
by eklavya
02 Aug 2020 23:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023697

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

^^^^^ Winning requires “balls” and “brains”. Flashing outside the off stump when the new ball is seaming and swinging is not good batting. The best players know what to leave, what to attack, and when to attack. We did not bomb “structures”, we killed a very large number of JeM terrorists. I am sure...
by eklavya
29 Jul 2020 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 759588

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

nachiket wrote: Especially since 5 newly arrived Rafales which are not fully operational yet will have no bearing on the Ladakh situation as it stands currently.


A single Rafale armed with SCALP can take out a PLA radar / SAM site or a command post of the PLA, deep inside occupied Tibet.
by eklavya
25 Jul 2020 17:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3280
Views: 616565

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Shamima Begum: Home Office to fight court rule letting Isis recruit return to UK British security sources argue that Begum represents a security risk, and that she was a member of al-Hisba, Isis’s morality police, during which time she carried a Kalashnikov rifle and had a reputation for strictness...
by eklavya
24 Jul 2020 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 759588

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Indranil wrote:This ad hoc buys irk me. Hammer is one of the most expensive A2G munitions there exists on this planet. And by a BIG BIG margin.

Given the serious security situation, using the Rafale to its full capabilities as soon as possible is a good decision / good deterrent.
by eklavya
24 Jul 2020 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 759588

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Intention is to exploit the full capability and lethality of the Rafale as soon as possible given the serious security situation. For quick deployment of Rafale, IAF opts for HAMMER weapon system, not Israeli Spice 2000 However, sources in the defence and security establishment told ThePrint that th...
by eklavya
12 Jul 2020 14:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219676

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

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Nice pictures. What’s the munition under the outer pylons?
by eklavya
09 Jul 2020 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1704
Views: 225038

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

It’s so obvious to the whole world that General Naravane was precisely 100% accurate when he said that Oli was acting on the behest of a foreign power. Oli is a shameless traitor with zero self respect. Oli is blatantly a Chinese puppet and all pretence in this regard has been abandoned, as the Chin...
by eklavya
09 Jul 2020 02:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1704
Views: 225038

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

The Oli government’s foreign policy is lopsided and lacks coherence, say opposition parties and experts The opposition parties took exception to the Oli government’s sudden decision to prorogue the House at a time when dozens of bills were awaiting parliamentary endorsement. As pressure mounted fro...
by eklavya
04 Jul 2020 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1704
Views: 225038

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Very interesting article. Puts the political shenanigans in Nepal into context.

How the strongest communist force in Nepali history came so close to imploding

KP Sharma Oli is prepared to put his personal interest ahead of self-respect, party interest and national interest.
by eklavya
19 Jun 2020 21:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023697

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

^^^^ India has not and will not accept the status quo. Their positions are diplomatically and militarily untenable. Government will take action as and when it’s appropriate. Probably not wise to discuss too much in public forum. We arm chair generals are privy to top secret info? You think the PLA ...
by eklavya
19 Jun 2020 21:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023697

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

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India has not and will not accept the status quo. Their positions are diplomatically and militarily untenable. Government will take action as and when it’s appropriate. Probably not wise to discuss too much in public forum.
by eklavya
19 Jun 2020 20:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023697

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Ironic isn't it. They are so sure that India plays by the Queensbury rules that they are willing to bet their lives on it. It would be funny in other circumstances. is it because we play by the rules or is it because we wont show the political will to fight it out. even if we lose, I would prefer a...
by eklavya
19 Jun 2020 20:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023697

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

There’s only one way out of the gorge, and we can train a hundred guns on that area. I’m also expecting landslides to happen, what with the Chinese farting inside the gorge, etc. So, if they want to surge towards the road, we should invite them to do so.
by eklavya
19 Jun 2020 20:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023697

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

In the Galwan sector, China has advanced about 4.5 km. The LAC was 5 km from the DBO road. At the time of the clash the PLA had advanced to within 500-700 meters on the other side of the Shyok river. Also there are numerous positions 1-2 kms behind that forward position and then about 100 vehicles ...
by eklavya
13 Jun 2020 22:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023697

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

^^^^ I’ll have a go, although I’m very far from being an expert. A lot will depend on exactly where they deploy the system. How far away from the border, and the topography of the region. For example, the radar can’t look through a hill. So, fighters can exploit features like valleys to get closer. ...
by eklavya
13 Jun 2020 16:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023697

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

nam wrote:Something interesting in this video. The Chini IFV deployed in Tibet has a high angle of fire capability to act like a mortar. This will help in hitting mountain tops.



That tank looks quite exposed. Someone with an ATGM on a mountain top would have it for breakfast.
by eklavya
12 Jun 2020 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1704
Views: 225038

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

As Nepal paints itself into a corner on Kalapani issue, India must tread carefully Three, China and Nepal reached a border agreement in 1961. Article 1 in the agreement describes the western extremity of the China-Nepal border and this conforms to the alignment claimed by India. The Chinese-Nepales...
by eklavya
02 Jun 2020 03:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 876945

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^^^^^ They mean to occupy the Galwan Valley. It’s a decision from the top. The other stuff may be reminders that they can make trouble elsewhere. They don’t intend to withdraw either. It leaves India with two options: (a) do nothing, (b) fight. They are preparing for (b): Modi is not to be underesti...
by eklavya
18 May 2020 02:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391134

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^^
That is a very fair point, sir.
by eklavya
17 May 2020 21:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391134

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Imran Khan's replacement has been found, so early? It’s sending reminder to Imbecile Khan that team selection and umpiring is done by ISI. If he doesn’t follow the ISI game plan, Scumbag Afraudi is ready to dance to the terrorists’ tune. Afraudi is a total scumbag: Scumbag Afraudi Says He Smashed T...
by eklavya
16 May 2020 23:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391134

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

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Afridi sounds like an ISI spokesperson. Looks like he is being set up as a political front for the terrorist army. Like Imbecile Khan.

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