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by ShauryaT
30 Apr 2017 04:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Well i am simply asking a question, bhai ! Whether we agree or disagree on authority of HC on constitutional matter, point is, if 370 is to go, this judgement has to be addressed in some form, no ? Srijoy: my response was not pointed at you. As for the matter, it was not a judgment, just an observa...
by ShauryaT
29 Apr 2017 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4105
Views: 138308

Re: Deterrence

http://thediplomat.com/2017/04/indias-2017-joint-armed-forces-doctrine-first-takeaways/ The word minimum is gone. Nfu is there. Imo we need a mix of 150x150kt for military or industrial targets and 150x400kt for cities...plus another 150 as insurance lic policy. Should be a light tn design with var...
by ShauryaT
29 Apr 2017 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 969
Views: 70991

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

could India have pre-empted CPEC by co-opting Pakistan? Wrong thread but I would be happy to hear of instances where India has co-opted Pakistan for anything Probably not but the Ostrich like attitude also has not worked. Power abhors a vacuum, someone will fill it. CPEC is an expression of an adve...
by ShauryaT
29 Apr 2017 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 969
Views: 70991

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

My article on the China Pakistan Economic corridor (CPEC) has been published in the Indian military review. X posting here from the CPEC thread, as it gives an insight into the Chinese mind and how their `Tarrel...' allies are being shafted. https://goo.gl/I4cuC2 Good one to drill the fact that CPE...
by ShauryaT
29 Apr 2017 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Wiki has this snippet regarding Kashmir: "However, in October 2015, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir has ruled that the Article 370 cannot be "abrogated, repealed or even amended." It explained that the clause (3) of the Article conferred power to the State's Constituent Assembly ...
by ShauryaT
29 Apr 2017 17:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

can paintball guns with indelible electoral ink be used to mark these stone throwers for a later sweep raid to pick up ? sure some may be able to get it off, but shut down the sale of such chemicals there. the regular paintball arena guns in india have a range of around 50m but i have heard higher ...
by ShauryaT
28 Apr 2017 00:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

In many instances, the public humiliation was a precursor to being taken to the field away from the platform and summarily shot. There are some quite brutal stories, like sons accusing their mothers of spying and having them lynched: China's Cultural Revolution: son's guilt over the mother he sent ...
by ShauryaT
27 Apr 2017 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

A nation is an artificial construct with no clear, precise and sustained definition on what it constitutes. In effect, it is a WIP and not a very long living construct. The republic of India is a nation-state due to its European encounters and thus molded in their prism. Nothing sacrosanct about it ...
by ShauryaT
27 Apr 2017 05:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Because it superimposes upon the Indian civilization-state, criteria for "nationhood" borrowed from post-Westphalian Europe. This is a highly distorting lens typically applied to Indian history by Western Indologists: Churchillian and Marxist alike. But all modern concept of nationhood st...
by ShauryaT
27 Apr 2017 03:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

As I said earlier, all these is looser talk (sorry SriJoy nothing personal) and a pre-cursor to a partition. Have seen this story before. No more partitions, not even soft one's based on 2NT. If blood has to spill on the matter, let it. Bhai, how is it 'loser' talk ?! What does India gain by keepin...
by ShauryaT
27 Apr 2017 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Well, right now the whole of Kashmir is a Gaza-like situation, where rest of Indians (like Israelis) are at peril. So i see partitioning Kashmir into Gilgit-Baltitstan, Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh de-couples the major portions of Kashmir from its 'Gaza-like' fate and accelerates integration of Jammu ...
by ShauryaT
27 Apr 2017 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

art 370 requires RS support / majority. might get tricky. also I believe it requires JK assembly approval, which is more difficult. without major changes - just do silent financial squeeze, and majority of KM will fall in line. There are 24 seats for PoK, can be filled in by nomination. Arms can be...
by ShauryaT
26 Apr 2017 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 3355
Views: 156637

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

well,during Mao era,china obviously wanted to make a deal of Acsai chin for souther Tibet with india.(acsai china to china while acknowledge Machmaho line) even the overwhelming victory in 1962 did not change Chinese idea. however, now lt seems that china now wants both. What overwhelming victory??...
by ShauryaT
26 Apr 2017 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

No, the way to go about it would be to make Ladakh and Jammu and perhaps North Kashmir as regular states with normal democratic governments and no Article 370. The valley would have to be governed by the central government till the radicalism is gone or the demographics have been altered by settlin...
by ShauryaT
26 Apr 2017 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

SudeepJ: Accurate diagnosis and approach to the issue. India does need to use the state and its coercive powers to achieve its end goals. What is missing is the leadership to achieve the same and act or the leadership is being held back. What is also missing is an elite that can express the above as...
by ShauryaT
25 Apr 2017 04:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Chetak: Do not judge Vajpayee by what the Pakistanis write of him or Indians influenced by Pakistanis write. He was no dove but a master strategist and a leader par excellence, who gave India's best government as of yet. His times were different and he had to deal with the realities as its existed t...
by ShauryaT
24 Apr 2017 04:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Ekalavya, Lt Gen. Hooda(R) and and Panag(R) were good soldiers. However this is a political issue. So invoking them us a logical fallacy of appeal to false authority. It's like calling doctors of divinity to treat a patient. War is the violent end of politics. Its really weird to compare a general ...
by ShauryaT
19 Apr 2017 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 309
Views: 15235

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

:LOL: While we are contemplating WW 3, what do we blokes know. It was all a joke!!

Aircraft Carrier Wasn’t Sailing to Deter North Korea, as U.S. Suggested
by ShauryaT
18 Apr 2017 08:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3802
Views: 279035

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

ramana: US has made up its mind, it is we refusing to learn. McMastering in Islamabad - Bharat Karnad Not a fortnight back India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval betook himself to Washington and there in his meeting with his US counterpart he squawked and he complained against, what else, Paki...
by ShauryaT
17 Apr 2017 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 309
Views: 15235

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

Korea and China are civilizational cousins. No more or no less that Korea and Japan or Japan and China. Koreans- North or South- still have claims over extensive tracts of China's North East since it was a part of the Goryo kingdom. Kashi: I come from a certain academic perspective when using the a...
by ShauryaT
16 Apr 2017 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 969
Views: 70991

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

ShauryaT... a stalemate , where no one can win is defacto LOSS for PRC... the reason that prevents PRC from doing an offensive against India is precisely this..they fear a stalemate and consequent loss of face. I dont believe SF will make much difference to the outcome... given their size. On SF, I...
by ShauryaT
15 Apr 2017 22:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 309
Views: 15235

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

^It is the "black" economy or the smuggling economy with PRC that substitutes the goodies of evil capitalists. Most of the crossings is over the China border. It is also true the Confuscians have a greater belief in authority than most societies.
by ShauryaT
15 Apr 2017 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 309
Views: 15235

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

NoKo being taken out will be an important template to deal with for all harami nations around the world. This little pipsqueak of a country with its pocket sized dick-tator with serious size issues, and N power needs to be slapped around and the poor population liberated. Hope Pres Trump goes the f...
by ShauryaT
15 Apr 2017 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 969
Views: 70991

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

I think our ORBAT has to center on taking out their logistical nodes, Lhasa being the lynchpin. Our ability to take the war to them is the need of the hour. 17th core was first move, need to see it completed. An SF led action, by either side is the only way to make some permanent gains for either si...
by ShauryaT
15 Apr 2017 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 3024
Views: 413340

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

^I read the article yesterday but not convinced the reasons stated by CNS Arun Prakash have really been refuted. The admiral never asked for a future NLCA to be abandoned but has provided sound justification to NOT lock themselves in to the program, until proven. At this time, I support the IN decis...
by ShauryaT
15 Apr 2017 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 309
Views: 15235

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

Two koreas uniting into a independent strong Korea should be a desired scenario for India. Be careful over the long term, a unified Korea could well be PRC ally. Korea and China are civilizational cousins. Another thing is China will intervene and NOT allow unification with US forces/bases in a uni...
by ShauryaT
15 Apr 2017 03:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Rohitvats: Agree with your assessment of the actual ground situation. Even if we overnight assume that our brave Kashmiris will be as pig headed as the Taleban are, where will they get the gun from? It was the availability of the gun, with receding state control that allowed the emergence of the Tal...
by ShauryaT
14 Apr 2017 06:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 311
Views: 30971

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Gurmeet Kanwal? If so I asked him 'whats the policy' and not to get ahead of that. He liked the tweet :( And his numbers wont work as too few to make a difference. I agree the article is vague but he will not state the obvious benefit in the open. It fools no one, so i do not understand why they do...
by ShauryaT
14 Apr 2017 06:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 311
Views: 30971

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

India must deploy troops Policy objectives India’s policy objectives in Afghanistan are in consonance with the strategic partnership agreement. Besides a stable and preferably neutral government, India’s political objectives include the following: ensure that Afghanistan does not again become a bas...
by ShauryaT
14 Apr 2017 05:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I wrote this as input to my daughter 's high school class debate topic on Kashmir. She was on the India team (thank the gods). This is in massaland. All of you probably know this already but thought i will share. *Kashmir’s links with India are pre-historical with documented linkages going back abou...
by ShauryaT
13 Apr 2017 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 3695

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Helming the MoD Weapons and equipment purchase projects worth over Rs 1,50,000 crore have been accorded ‘acceptance of necessity’ (AON) by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by the Defence Minister since he took charge in late 2014. Contracts have been signed for acquisitions worth appro...
by ShauryaT
13 Apr 2017 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82406

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

>>Just like Kitchner opened concentration camps for Boers and Sagat Singh / Sam Maneckshaw opened progressive villages for Mizos and Chinese are settling Tibetans, there is a serious need to isolate the people from Jehadi financing and ideology. We need to change the game. For every Jawan who serves...
by ShauryaT
12 Apr 2017 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4105
Views: 138308

Re: Deterrence

What is the exact rationale behind this numbers game? Whose opinion is "correct"? Shiv ji: Deterrence as you have said many times is a mind game. For a nation that simply does not want nuclear war at any costs or is unable or unwilling to play this game will be out of contention from this...
by ShauryaT
08 Apr 2017 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4105
Views: 138308

Re: Deterrence

Focus should firmly be on Pakistan. Nuclear posture against China should be defensive. Karnad is trying to distract. Why I don't know. Karnad, whom you are quoting, has not explained how he will kill the cat. I will try to explain the perspective. Karnad's prime concern is to harness Indian power t...
by ShauryaT
08 Apr 2017 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4105
Views: 138308

Re: Deterrence

Shiv ji has been dutifully compiling the on the ground positions of the Chinese, their infra et al. I have always maintained on the LAC who is the hunter and the hunted is debatable with the Indian side maintaining a "defensive" position, which has recently been changed to "Active Def...
by ShauryaT
08 Apr 2017 00:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4105
Views: 138308

Re: Deterrence

Shaurya, you and your guru Karnad are like the mule that refuses to budge. Saying the same thing over and over again until nobody takes him seriously. Karnad if I am not mistaken is a Kannada. I don't know what kind of shared religion, culture, language, cuisine, etc he shares with Pakistanis. He s...
by ShauryaT
07 Apr 2017 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4105
Views: 138308

Re: Deterrence

A Disruptive Nuclear China and India’s Imperatives Bharat Karnad Thank the gods for someone has the wits to speak for the uncompromised Indian view point. I am tempted to post the whole article but it is a long one. PS: ramana: Your assertion on China is not off the mark. China – chief nuclear prol...
by ShauryaT
07 Apr 2017 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1433
Views: 171870

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Revisiting the 1946 Royal Indian Navy mutiny The Royal Indian Navy mutiny was arguably the single most important event in convincing the British government that it could no longer hold on to India The RIN revolt started on 18 February 1946 in Bombay. The naval ratings on HMIS Talwar protested again...
by ShauryaT
07 Apr 2017 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 7729
Views: 276491

Re: Levant crisis - III

Interesting: Russians were informed, so Trump playing it "rational"!!
by ShauryaT
07 Apr 2017 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 7729
Views: 276491

Re: Levant crisis - III

50 Tomahawk strikes on Syria.

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