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by ShauryaT
10 Jul 2018 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 1517
Views: 182105

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: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 2224
Views: 340238

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: 4614
Views: 263904

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: 4614
Views: 263904

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: 1517
Views: 182105

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: 1517
Views: 182105

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: 1517
Views: 182105

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: 1517
Views: 182105

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...
by ShauryaT
16 Jun 2018 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1517
Views: 182105

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Below only for those who think, history does matter. The two-hundred-year history of the United States' involvement in South Asia--the key to understanding contemporary American policy in the region How the US managed the presence of 200,000 soldiers in India in World War II with dynamic propaganda ...
by ShauryaT
16 Jun 2018 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INA History Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 34467

Re: INA History Thread

How the US managed the presence of 200,000 soldiers in India in World War II with dynamic propaganda America needed to foster sympathy for its troops in India while steering them clear of the country’s politics, Srinath Raghavan writes in a new book. Between 1942 and 1945, some 2,00,000 American so...
by ShauryaT
06 Jun 2018 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4614
Views: 263904

Re: Deterrence

x-post. we have a policy of no first use. but in case one country use nuke against us, then can India attack a third country? how can India justify this to world ? The MND says very clearly retaliation will be on the attacker and their allies. It is actually broader than that. India reserves the rig...
by ShauryaT
06 Jun 2018 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 209
Views: 19404

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

we have a policy of no first use. but in case one country use nuke against us, then can India attack a third country? how can India justify this to world ? The MND says very clearly retaliation will be on the attacker and their allies. It is actually broader than that. India reserves the right to u...
by ShauryaT
05 Jun 2018 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2138
Views: 200064

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Good move in cementing a deal with Indonesia for the port. Indo-N has often reached out to us for mil. eqpt . which it required.Many moons ago it wanted us to overhaul its entire Sov. suppplied navy! Jakarta also mistrust Oz and would much prefer interacting with us.Therefore, the defence ties with...
by ShauryaT
01 Jun 2018 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1517
Views: 182105

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Is US a reliable partner? -- G Parthasarathy Moreover, the time has come for India and others to use forums like BRICS to initiate a process to devise a new architecture for monetary exchanges, so that Washington cannot indefinitely continue to use the dollar as an instrument for diplomatic blackma...
by ShauryaT
01 Jun 2018 09:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1517
Views: 182105

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US extraterritorial sanctions: Begging for a waiver now is the worst possible option for India - Brahma Chellaney By imposing extraterritorial or “secondary” sanctions, the US seeks to effectively extend its jurisdiction far beyond its borders. Armed with unmatched power from the role of the US dol...
by ShauryaT
29 May 2018 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2138
Views: 200064

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

SSridhar wrote:To continue the discussion,

India does not believe in 'Me First' approach: Sushma Swaraj
I just love our EAM. Since the days she became a young minister in the Morarji Desai government, she has done the nation proud.
by ShauryaT
29 May 2018 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1517
Views: 182105

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Wages of getting close to US Have sounded the tocsin time and again in my books and other writings since the post-1998 tests when the Indian government under the Vajpayee-Brijesh Mishra-duo began the country’s tilt America-wards about getting too close to the United States. A whole chapter in my la...
by ShauryaT
28 May 2018 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4614
Views: 263904

Re: Deterrence

N-deal: A signal triumph for Indian diplomacy A self congratulatory message by our esteemed diplomat but history will determine if the deal did indeed serve Indian interests. What did the nuclear deal achieve for India? Most importantly it expanded India’s strategic space, enabling it to leverage i...
by ShauryaT
28 May 2018 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4614
Views: 263904

Re: Deterrence

Why isn't India's nuclear doctrine suitable? Authorizing nuclear weapons in any capacity leads to full scale use. There are two issues with our doctrine. 1. NFU. It lacks credibility in the eyes of our adversaries and there have been enough indications from those in decision-making circles that if ...
by ShauryaT
27 May 2018 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4614
Views: 263904

Re: Deterrence

Pakistan’s sea-based nuclear deterrent and its asymmetric escalation strategy -- ABHIJNAN REJ However, with the Modi government coming to power in 2014, there has been more than minor rumblings about the continued efficacy of India’s nuclear doctrine in a changing strategic environment. His party c...
by ShauryaT
26 May 2018 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2746
Views: 381428

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

The Problem with Defence Acquisitions - Bharat Karnad Compare this state of affairs with the country’s design, development and production capabilities where SSBNs are concerned: India is completely self-sufficient in propulsion systems, control technology, and most of the assemblies in the boat. Wh...
by ShauryaT
24 May 2018 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4614
Views: 263904

Re: Deterrence

MIRV allows you to overcome ABM defenses and hit multiple targets over broad distances. What you are referring to is MRV which are like buckshot citybusters. Nobody invests in this technology b/c of improved CEP. The only missile that I know that still does linear release in orbit is ss-18. Anythin...
by ShauryaT
23 May 2018 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4614
Views: 263904

Re: Deterrence

Anyone advocating anything > 300 kt has lost their mind. BK needs to chill with the megaton language. You have to read the prescriptions in context and in view of the timeframes being referred to. 1. To my knowledge, BK has used the megaton language in terms of proven, tested yields to characterize...
by ShauryaT
23 May 2018 06:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4614
Views: 263904

Re: Deterrence

Some more on the gun type design and how it may possibly fit into the NASR, who's payload is rated at 400 KG. Although an SRBM its dimensions are very close to a 300 mm tube artillery. Gun Assembly 4.1.6.1 Gun Assembly This was the first technique to be seriously proposed for creating fission explos...
by ShauryaT
22 May 2018 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4614
Views: 263904

Re: Deterrence

Shiv ji: What you think of Karnad and his knowledge is entirely your prerogative. If you choose to disregard him due to his supposed technical knowledge and treat his policy views as rhetoric, even those are entirely up to you. FWIW: You may not have a high view of his views on the matter but there ...
by ShauryaT
22 May 2018 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4614
Views: 263904

Re: Deterrence

A well-researched piece. Would love to get counter arguments of the message and not the messenger or how someone thinks he knows "more" and is a "scientist". Walking Back Delusional Nuclear Policies - Bharat Karnad Indeed, an active programme of exports of nuclear goods will more...
by ShauryaT
18 May 2018 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4614
Views: 263904

Re: Deterrence

I don't think our nuclear industry has a bright future. It will only comprise a small portion of the energy mix. Renewables and hydro will increase substantially and eat into the coal share. We should begin seriously investing in SILEX, reprocessing, battery tech, etc. Only 6 commercial breeders 50...

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