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by Paul
18 Aug 2017 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1535
Views: 123670

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

Baylaag is off the air? New episodes not getting uploaded on youtube.
by Paul
09 Aug 2017 11:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

Vikram Sood‏ @Vikram_Sood now

1962 India China & Cuban Missile crises same time. Today DPRK missile crisis & India-China tension same time. Both times US preoccupied
by Paul
07 Aug 2017 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

For those who were saying bringing BD into the equation is an overkill, read the gist of this article. If it is not slyly anti India, I have an elephant here for you to buy. http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/foreign-affairs/2017/08/07/china-india-standoff-mean-bangladesh/ What does the China-In...
by Paul
01 Aug 2017 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

KLNM, If India goes to war with China, it should be to secure Indian interests in Tibet like securing water rights over the Tsangpo, not for Tibetians sake. This is not Dhoti Shivering. I read this in a SAAG article many years ago. Hope you know what SAAG is. If you do not, go figure it out. Indulgi...
by Paul
01 Aug 2017 15:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

In 1950 Tibet had asked India to return Tawang back to them. A touch of reality for those who want to go to war with China for Tibet's sake.
by Paul
28 Jul 2017 15:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

Looks like problem solved....

A Nationalist‏ @Peacef_Warrior 2h2 hours ago

So both the Armies will pull back frm Doklam but PLAGF will go back to only 250 mts but Indian Army will go back to where they were
Bad Deal
11 replies 31 retweets 20 likes
by Paul
28 Jul 2017 12:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1535
Views: 123670

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

Bashir Ahmad Gwakh‏Verified account @bashirgwakh now4 seconds ago

Accountability court to look into cases against Nawaz's son-in law Captain Safdar, daughter Maryam Nawaz, sons Hassan & Hussain. #Pakistan
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by Paul
28 Jul 2017 12:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1535
Views: 123670

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

zahid Hussain‏ @hidhussain now1 minute ago

Nawaz Sharif unseated by 5-0 judgement. Surely a watershed in Pakistani politics.
by Paul
19 Jul 2017 17:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

Pankaj, You think Bangladesh need not be considered as a variable in the equation. wheras I think due to it's quasi hostile reactions against India inc. involvement of DGFI in varanasi blasts we need to watch to see their troop movement and be prepared for possible mischief by pro paki elements in B...
by Paul
19 Jul 2017 13:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

A little googlnig would in finding the answer https://books.google.co.in/books?id=0_OuCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA443&lpg=PA443&dq=1987+sumdorong+chu+valley+ershad+bangladesh&source=bl&ots=h0hGcIafFr&sig=U_S9MUDbNTK5aFSkhcp776cNuiw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj8lPOp65TVAhWBv7wKHQmsDW...
by Paul
19 Jul 2017 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

Need to keep close watch on bangladeshi troop movements as well.
by Paul
19 Jul 2017 12:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

In a few weeks we will come to know who our friends are and the extent of our relationship with the Russians and Americans.

Modi's visit to Israel must be seen in this context.
by Paul
18 Jul 2017 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

Unlikely, during 1987 Sumudrumong Chu crisis then President Ershad promised Deng Bangladesh would not allow transfer of men and material through their territory. Haseena will not risk her interests by putting their eggs in India's corner.
by Paul
18 Jul 2017 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

Brahma Chellaney‏ @Chellaney 2h2 hours ago To fight the next war inside China, India needs two strike corps. It should prioritize raising XVII Corps, not making wasteful arms imports. Chellaney too thinks India China war is all about Tibet and more MSCs. We are approaching our 1965 movement, this t...
by Paul
17 Jul 2017 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

At the very least the Tsangpo river should be the new border between India China.
by Paul
17 Jul 2017 21:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

That is why we need to focus on land forces, more MSCs, PGMs, SAMs etc to take over and hold Tibet in a deep thrust.

The nukes will suffice for the eastern seaboard of china.
by Paul
17 Jul 2017 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 528
Views: 88896

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Shiv, you are in trouble now.

India begins talks for French Jaguar fighters
http://www.defensenews.com/articles/ind ... r-fighters
by Paul
14 Jul 2017 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

We need an extra 2-3 divisions to secure Bhutan when Balloon goes. The naval engagement with PRC will be side show. Real action will be on LAC.
by Paul
14 Jul 2017 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201707141055546225-bhutan-china-border-dispute/ Bhutan Puts Relations With China Ahead of India's Interests - Expert © AFP 2017/ DIPTENDU DUTTA Asia & Pacific 15:30 14.07.2017Get short URL 134131 As China questions India's right to interfere on behalf of Bhutan in th...
by Paul
14 Jul 2017 17:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

India reacting to their buildup by building a huge navy would be playing into their and American hands. Tibet is their underbelly we need exploit it by raising 2 MSC.

Our enemies are next door to us, not across seven seas like America.
by Paul
14 Jul 2017 17:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

India is the only country amongst PRC's 23 odd neighbours with an offensive posture on it's land borders. This fact will be weighing in on PRC planners for some time. However priority being given to Naval forces modernisation over land forces indicates they see sanitising of their eastern seaboard a...
by Paul
12 Jul 2017 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1462
Views: 191411

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

As long as civilians are allowed in Nathu La, means under control.

Repeated statements by Jaishankar calling for mutual talks indicates push for diplomatic solution.
by Paul
09 Jul 2017 16:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

Are civilians still being allowed into Nathu La?
by Paul
07 Jul 2017 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 504
Views: 54138

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

President @AshrafGhani approved 25 small and large electricity dams around the country. NO water to #Pakistan and #Iran
by Paul
05 Jul 2017 13:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 2891
Views: 54640

Re: Positive News from the USA

Watch from 41:00 onwards. The justification for bringing M16s to the police force in California state.

by Paul
03 Jul 2017 14:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

The J&K region is the balkans for India. This is where Pakistan and China linkup. They will leverage their advantage of facing India on two sides here should skirmishes start happening. We have to find regions on Tibet border where PLA can have local advantage. Tawang is where they hold position...
by Paul
03 Jul 2017 13:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 190
Views: 21021

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

As I had before the Modi Trump meeting, we'll be fortunate to get away with a few scratches on our face but that will be the end of it. H1B visa issue is one such thorn but it is nothing that can be resolved over time. We are in okay shape...vis a vis the US, regardless of what losers like McCain sa...
by Paul
03 Jul 2017 11:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8069
Views: 508259

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

We need to watch for signs of a buildup.
by Paul
30 Jun 2017 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 816
Views: 57592

Re: China Watch Thread-I

Note the gel with Mackinder's heartland vs Rimland battle. The Eurasian Heartland is exerting pressure on the rimland.
by Paul
30 Jun 2017 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 816
Views: 57592

Re: China Watch Thread-I

^ If Mao really said this, it could explain why the Chinese have refused to demarcate the border with India to this day. From FB
by Paul
30 Jun 2017 16:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 816
Views: 57592

Re: China Watch Thread-I

Tibet is China's Right Hand and Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Arunachal are its Fingers - Mao Zedong . China’s legendary revolutionary leader Mao Zedong, standing in front of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in the 1950s, talked about Tibet and the Himalayas: “Xizang (Tibet) is China’s right hand’s p...
by Paul
28 Jun 2017 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 816
Views: 57592

Re: China Watch Thread-I

The message to China is: " You mess with Bhutan, You have to deal with India first" !
by Paul
28 Jun 2017 09:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 190
Views: 21021

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

It is possible that exact config of sensors and gear has not been finalized yet.

For ex: the P8s for the IN have MAD installed as a modification wheras the US Navy P8s does not have them. The IN will definitely be interested in using the hardpoints for carrying additional sensors.
by Paul
27 Jun 2017 12:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1770
Views: 125250

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

In 1997 on silver jubilee of 1971 war it was proposed by Indian army to do a flag march in all Indian cities to commemorate the Indian victory. In a discussion on this in North Block, The foreign office objected saying the Pakis would be offended. The Army rep got riled up and asked the Diplomat, &q...
by Paul
25 Jun 2017 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 323203

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

It is the Israeli success rate (96-0) in Bekaa valley in 1982 that woke the Americans up. The Israelis first sent in the drones to make the Syrians switch on their radars for SAM6 missiles thinking these were the fighter aircraft. Once identified, they were taken out using ARM missiles. There is a v...
by Paul
25 Jun 2017 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 816
Views: 57592

Re: China Watch Thread-I

Thanks Ssridhar.............However any action taken by Trump on H1B visa is just at discussion stage at this point. All changes to the visa are just at proposal stage and have not changed much on the ground. Please feel free to correct if I am wrong. This could also tie in with possible PLA resista...

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