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by ShauryaT
16 Aug 2018 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 69
Views: 3416

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

UB: Even before Indira, there was a comment by JLN to a young ABV in Parliament, you speak as if you want to become the PM one day!!
by ShauryaT
16 Aug 2018 19:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 69
Views: 3416

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

The best prime minister India has had to date, for me. My respect and Shraddhanjali to this lion, who spoke softly but purposefully and with the will to lead, the confidence of his team and the vision of a statesman.
by ShauryaT
15 Aug 2018 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1415

Re: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!

Swatantrata Din Ki Shubh Kaamanye. Cherish this political independence and unity, for we have reattained this independence and unity after many long millenniums of subjugation. As long as we stay united, we will be able to fight all threats within and foreign. May the spiritual genius of this civili...
by ShauryaT
12 Aug 2018 10:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 998
Views: 92530

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2018-08-10/strategic-thinking-made-america-great?cid=int-fls&pgtype=hpg Before Trump, the bedrock of U.S. grand strategy for successive administrations, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George H. W. Bush, was “Europe First.” “Europe First” meant seeking demo...
by ShauryaT
10 Aug 2018 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 886
Views: 139670

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

Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan: ‘Rafale defence scandal imperils national security’

This is the full text of a statement released by Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Prashant Bhushan at a press conference on Wednesday.
Posting without judgments made.
by ShauryaT
10 Aug 2018 06:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116290

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

But here is a beautiful aircraft which can take-off and land on an aircraft carrier, a delta wing-single engined light naval combat aircraft with 3000 Kgs of useable provisions. NLCA must see operational use , even if it is in a limited batch of 12 aircraft and 2 trainers. Not true. Not only is Mk1...
by ShauryaT
06 Aug 2018 15:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

:( The government backed out, for now. 35A case deferred to end of Aug by SC.
by ShauryaT
06 Aug 2018 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I hope the SC does not back out when the case opens for hearing and provides a deferment a backhanded win to the separatists. This talk of civil war, revolt should not scare us. We already have a war on our hands, let us face it together and let the government do its job and impose the will of the I...
by ShauryaT
05 Aug 2018 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

BJP ready for debate on Article 35A; call for two-day shutdown in J&K "The BJP is open to a debate with anyone or any political party on whether or not Article 35A is in the interest of the people of the state. We are extending an open invitation," J&K BJP chief spokesperson Sunil...
by ShauryaT
04 Aug 2018 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1250
Views: 198998

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

If someone reads this new book on Kargil, please post here, looks to be informative and based on first hand accounts and reports. On my read list, did not find a kindle version.

by ShauryaT
30 Jul 2018 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199631

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

In either case, it makes little difference to the import lobby in general - though those favouring stronger ties with West would be favour it while those Russophiles would likely not. Viv S: You may not have meant it as an attack but member kshirin took the Russophile comment as such. A little hars...
by ShauryaT
30 Jul 2018 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Let the battle begin. JRL warns of mass agitation if Art 35-A tinkered with The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) Sunday threatened to launch mass agitation and called for two-day shutdown against any tinkering with Article 35A, which grants special privileges to residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Hurr...
by ShauryaT
25 Jul 2018 08:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2056
Views: 408691

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

What guarantee that a private sector guy with Swiss bank accounts will not be hostage to external pressures. The key is to reform the DPSU+OFB as Vidur said many times. All your points on trikaal's posts are valid, except the above. To assume a government-owned company/executive is somehow more loy...
by ShauryaT
24 Jul 2018 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 48641

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

apart from the usual plans for SSN and SSBN, I wonder if we should invest in SSGNs also using the oscar template of inclined tubes on the sides ... a kind of devastating submerged barge meant to kill carrier groups and also impress the natives in various moffusil ports on the IOR rim, plus make the...
by ShauryaT
24 Jul 2018 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116290

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

The key would be to convince the IN to set aside its apprehension and purchase 3-4 squadrons of Tejas for Vikrant and Vikram. IN is quite adamant that N Tejas does not meet their need or requirements. Hope NS can convince them other wise. Not going to happen. The path here is quite straightforward ...
by ShauryaT
23 Jul 2018 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3468
Views: 385649

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

x-post. Army will be without arms…if it doesn’t revert to Five-year colour service - Bharat Karnad Figures don’t lie. The payroll expenses and the pensions and the post-retirement sustenance costs (besides pensions, access to canteen and health services for life) are barreling out of control, taking...
by ShauryaT
22 Jul 2018 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 204
Views: 33347

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Army will be without arms…if it doesn’t revert to Five-year colour service - Bharat Karnad Figures don’t lie. The payroll expenses and the pensions and the post-retirement sustenance costs (besides pensions, access to canteen and health services for life) are barreling out of control, taking an eve...
by ShauryaT
20 Jul 2018 00:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1381
Views: 167149

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Singha wrote:the nuclear powered GLCM seems to be containerized and ready to roll already. a real terror weapon.
Absolute terror, what is the plan send 100 of them to circle around the US for 10 years?? :lol: What next, a nuclear-powered torpedo?
by ShauryaT
10 Jul 2018 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

X-posting from BGR: From M.O. Mathai's 'My Days with Nehru': In this context, two pieces of disquieting news reached me: 1. A Brigadier of Army Headquarters said that the army felt very strongly about recent poliical events in Kashmir and added that there would be trouble if any weakening was shown...
by ShauryaT
08 Jul 2018 18:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Do you have any credible references for the highlighted part? Not claiming JLN did not screw up but you have to have the correct reasons thereof. Look up Maj Gen GD Bakshi's video regarding the same. Can't do it for you now. Although other army personalities have said same, I consider Maj Gen lot m...
by ShauryaT
04 Jul 2018 12:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Karthik S wrote:Oh yeah, everyone knows JN screwed up by going to UN right when we were on the verge of taking back the territory. Don't spread false info.
Do you have any credible references for the highlighted part? Not claiming JLN did not screw up but you have to have the correct reasons thereof.
by ShauryaT
04 Jul 2018 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

@CRamS: Let us discuss, when you learn to read things without the color of the paper one writes on or the color of the garment one wears, hopefully with calmer language and rigor in the debate.
by ShauryaT
04 Jul 2018 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Part II. Arun Shourie interview: ‘Focus on what can be done now — to improve governance, the life of people’ Delhi needs to play a more proactive role on the ground. And Kashmiris need to shed fanciful goals like azadi and start preparing a blueprint for the future without the baggage of the past, s...
by ShauryaT
04 Jul 2018 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Arun Shourie interview: ‘All parties have lost legitimacy, we are farther from recommencing a political process in J&K than in years before’ I am posting in full as very few non-political minds apply their minds on the issue. As the Vietnam War demonstrated, one must never go by figures alone: ...
by ShauryaT
03 Jul 2018 08:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I had mentioned the Mufti, Abdullah family mafias running Kashmir and J&K by default. Others are noting too. https://twitter.com/UrviMD/status/1013826778480160770?s=19 It is called delegating a problem. The Indian system of governance is known for misgovernance across the board so why will J&am...
by ShauryaT
01 Jul 2018 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Shauryaji: Since the Constituent Assembly does not exist, doesn't SS have a point? If 370 were not "special", why would such a strange condition attach? That means that 370 IS special, and so can be abrogated without the conditions for a standard constitutional article. UB: I hold no brie...
by ShauryaT
30 Jun 2018 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199631

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

>>Rudradev >>The problem with "space force" notions is that maintaining a significant armed presence in space on a permanent basis, even for a country like USA, is an overwhelmingly costly proposition. Can I suggest to mods a separate thread for air-space weaponization? Think it is an impo...
by ShauryaT
27 Jun 2018 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

BJP wants to revoke Article 370, ironically Sardar Patel was its architect Until late 1947, Patel was open to Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan if Pakistanis would tell Nizam of Hyderabad to join India. The BJP’s decision to pull out of the alliance in Jammu and Kashmir has led to recrimination on al...
by ShauryaT
25 Jun 2018 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Time (for GOI ) to stop the whining and scrap 370. Subramanian Swamy says there is no 2/3 majority or Both Houses resolution needed, that's all hogwash. That the administration of the din can scrap it. If they can face the ro-dho and fridin bus-burning. Subramanian Swamy is often wrong on legal mat...
by ShauryaT
23 Jun 2018 19:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

An old Kashmir-Jammu dilemma - Sandeep Bhardwaj The Bharatiya Janata Party’s decision to break its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and plunge Jammu and Kashmir into political chaos comes as a climax to a dilemma that the party’s government at the Centre had been facing since the St...
by ShauryaT
23 Jun 2018 19:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Supratik wrote:As long as Art 370 is there you cannot separate Jammu and Ladakh from Kashmir.
Any talk of separation of Kashmir from Jammu or Ladakh is directly playing into the hands of Pakistan and the 2NT. Jinnah would be smiling in his grave.
by ShauryaT
21 Jun 2018 09:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

The valley has always voted for soft separatists- be it Mufti or the Abdullahs. Congress candidates in the valley have been no different from these two. Why Ajit Doval? I find his skills and approaches mismatched for the job at hand. He is ex-IPS, a great career being a tactical operator in the IB....
by ShauryaT
21 Jun 2018 07:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351485

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^Shanmukh: I think your data points are correct. What we saw in 2014 was a polarized electorate with the valley voting for soft separatists. The failure of this alliance is also a failure of governance and both parties are responsible for this failure. IMO, along with Mehbooba Mufti, Rajnath Singh (...
by ShauryaT
19 Jun 2018 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4630
Views: 270781

Re: Deterrence

rsingh wrote:How long before stored weapon grade Pu is no more suitable for A pum?
IIRC, it is in the order of many decades and even then the reduction in potency is gradual.
by ShauryaT
19 Jun 2018 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4630
Views: 270781

Re: Deterrence

During Indo-US notsoclear deal I had made a rough estimate of enough stock of pu to make 800-2000 warheads in the 80s. Now at present that stock would have gone up only by multiple times. How many they could/wanted to convert into weapons was a choice of the govt of the day. So how many weapons is ...
by ShauryaT
18 Jun 2018 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199631

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

>>Raytheon was claiming 100% success in SA/Yemen theater, not true for the March 2018 event. Could you elaborate? Why is it not true for the March 2018 event? If you are referring to the death of an Egyptian expatriate that was from debris crashing into a residential area. I think so far that has b...
by ShauryaT
17 Jun 2018 23:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199631

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

JE Menon: Raytheon was claiming 100% success in SA/Yemen theater, not true for the March 2018 event. The larger point of the US trying to sell its system to India by way of superior performance and other geo-political pressures and seek the cancel the S-400 order from India to wean us away from Russ...
by ShauryaT
16 Jun 2018 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199631

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The Orangutan asked for a global trade war, he has it. India Hits Back With Tariffs On 30 US Products, Including Premium Bikes India has decided to suspend concessions on 30 products originating from the United States. Customs duty on motorcycles with engine capacity over 800 cc will be raised up to...
by ShauryaT
16 Jun 2018 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199631

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US arm-twisting India to buy Patriot-3 systems instead of Russian S-400 - Bharat Karnad Late last year, the Iran-supported Houthi rebels in Yemen fired a Burqan-2 missile (a Scud variant) aimed at the international airport in Riyadh some 600 miles to the northeast. The missile got to its target alr...

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