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by williams
25 Dec 2018 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 445
Views: 109410

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Good, that means our border fire assaults are causing the expected pain. GPS guided mortar is an expensive novel idea, but you need augmentation tech to calibrate civilian grade GPS signals and simple ECM jammers can make it useless.
by williams
17 Dec 2018 23:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 985787

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

That time is gone there wont be any testing , Need LIF We can do more subcritical testing and improve computer simulation. LIF is too expensive and there are conflicting stories in the public domain about its success. The idea of the last smiling Budha is to get enough information for further compu...
by williams
30 Aug 2017 06:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Here is my take on what has happened after this seemingly ambiguous disengagement Tactical front: IA has withdrawn 100 meters and has stopped any more Chinese road construction in the Dok la area. IA will be watching from its higher vantage point and can stop construction activities if needed. Stra...
by williams
29 Aug 2017 14:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Here is my take on what has happened after this seemingly ambiguous disengagement Tactical front: IA has withdrawn 100 meters and has stopped any more Chinese road construction in the Dok la area. IA will be watching from its higher vantage point and can stop construction activities if needed. Strat...
by williams
25 Aug 2017 20:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Knowing how these guys will not hesitate to kill their own people, it is quite possible they will use any means to gain a upper hand. Apart from getting timely warning about incoming floods, is there a way to prevent flooding. Something like building floodwater channels or check dams?
by williams
23 Aug 2017 03:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Yea buffer state is an old world concept. Generally a more aggressive power will grab these buffer states when they get a fair chance and then we are back to square one.
by williams
22 Aug 2017 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1000
Views: 74828

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

If Congress is filled with traitors and collude with ISI etc, our judicial enforcement system is another bakwas system. It took this long to get a bail!
by williams
20 Aug 2017 23:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The well rounded corners of the rectangular protrusion tells me it has been leveled by the Chinese and must be intended for use as another boat jetty. It must have happened recently and gone unchallenged ? A shooting war in that sector can remain localized, unlike in the Sikkim area. This is where ...
by williams
20 Aug 2017 19:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

This sort of chinese street thuggery needs to be nipped in the bud. We should simply place snipers at strategic locations. Fire a warning shot if there is aggressive behavior and then shoot. That will stop this kind of nonsense. Enemy needs to respect our will to defend the territory. If any show of...
by williams
19 Aug 2017 20:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

ITBP has permanent presence here. Both on the north and south shore. North shore has metaled road. That kind of tells us this happened in the south shore and the people in the left are our boys.
by williams
17 Aug 2017 01:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2361
Views: 393124

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Hizbul declared foreign terror org by US. Not that it means much other than optics. Well, when we get our own version of armed Dronacharya from Israel, we can provide help to kill declared phoren terrorists and be a partner in the war against terror. MAD team is working with ruthless silence in all...
by williams
15 Aug 2017 03:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Since India is very serious about two and half front war under a nuclear cloud, we need the mountain corps. Unless we bury our heads in the sand, this is the reality of India's crazy neighbourhood.
by williams
13 Aug 2017 21:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

We need to achieve air superiority over Tibetan air space with in the first 24 hours. While MKI and Mirage 2000 can take care of their fighters. We should use Jags to destroy their radar coverage and SAM threats. After that we should pound the PLA with PGMs before even IA visits them. Key strategy o...
by williams
13 Aug 2017 08:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Not appropriate to discuss locations or numbers, but the one tranche of Brahmos deployed in the NE in the mid of last year was supposed to be 100 missiles strong Just saying That is correct. The recent regiment is armed with the deep dive variety. There are 3 more such regiments with block 1 and bl...
by williams
13 Aug 2017 06:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)


Some of the discussion we are having here is been talked about by some ex top brass. Seems like BRF is on the same page
by williams
13 Aug 2017 03:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The most probable attack is one directly on the troops at Doklam. Just blast the heck out of the land behind the Indians, and on that slope to prevent reinforcements. Most of their men will run backwards, leaving ground open for them to strike the Indian line. Surely they have enough accuracy to la...
by williams
12 Aug 2017 23:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Summary of possible Chinese strategy so far: 1. Try psyops using bad poetic english - Indian response - smile and stay quiet. Keep the powder dry. 2. Land attack/occupy in another spot - Indian response - Be alert on all potential spots and be prepared to attack/occupy a different spot of our own ch...
by williams
12 Aug 2017 01:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

https://bharatkarnad.com/2017/08/10/time-of-the-greatest-danger-is-now/ Acting defence minister Arun Jaitley said yesterday in Parliament that the country had learned the 1962 lessons well and the Indian armed services were well prepared for a border war. That may be so, but the capability to fight...
by williams
11 Aug 2017 10:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

ramana wrote:https://twitter.com/somnath1978/status/895667953038901248

plus ~50 battalions of ITBP and ~40 battalions of SSB
by williams
10 Aug 2017 11:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

In 1962 Chinese started the attack in October and declared ceasefire in November. Perhaps they did it close to winter to avoid Indian counter offensive. In my mind, irrespective of who fires the first bullet, it is the next set of steps that is more important. We should not just give a bloody nose t...
by williams
02 Aug 2017 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 345316

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/centre-not-stop-trade/ NEW DELHI, Aug 1: The cross-LoC trade between Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) will not be stopped, notwithstanding reports of terror funding being done through two trading points of the State, the Government has asserted. Th...
by williams
31 Jul 2017 07:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

Question can t90 be used on Tibetan plateau?. If not why not. Assumed it has been airlifted The only place where a heavy tank battle is even possible is in the 1. Northern Ladakh - DBO - Depsang plains area, 2. Demchok area 3. Northern Sikkim (Gurudongmar lake area) Rest of the places have narrow v...
by williams
31 Jul 2017 01:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2361
Views: 393124

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Just dismiss the govt and eliminate the rats. This is going on for too long.
by williams
30 Jul 2017 13:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

To summarize, since we are in a defensive position in the area and more numerous, it is nearly impossible for the Chinese to defeat us in a limited area conflict. A large area conflict is not worth the Doka La pass for the Chinese. For us Doka La is a gate that we closed for the Chinese and it is a...
by williams
28 Jul 2017 07:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 293035

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

^ This freudian slip on his part is instructive of the Paki mindset. They didn't use nukes, not because of the sheer horrors of using WMD, the catastrophic human cost, or a sense of responsibility and fair play, but because of fear of retaliation. India would never nuke Porkistan even if they didn'...
by williams
27 Jul 2017 23:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

Do we really have a manpower problem in the Chinese front? I think IA combined with BSF,CRPF,ITBP,SSB, RR etc we should have enough first line, reserve and second line defence elements in place. If at all we need improvement, we need to get better equipment for NCC and start a NCO, JCO TA program.
by williams
27 Jul 2017 18:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

samirdiw wrote:Any thoughts for India to start raising a volunteer army instead of leaving the public to dhoti shiver?

There is already NCC and TA. We need to improve marketing/ads to get more people to join
by williams
27 Jul 2017 09:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

I accidently looked at the map that comes with my macbook. It has got a much better resolution and I can see the Doka La ridges very clearly. It shows that there are highly fortified IA bunkers and posts here. I can also see the Chinese road intruding into disputed territory and ending right near th...
by williams
25 Jul 2017 15:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

BBC View on India \ China Standoff - Why is the India-China border stand-off escalating? Guys in US - how is US media portraying this (if they are reporting?) and what is there view on it ? I would say there is very neutral reporting here with a slight tilt towards Indian POV. However, media here t...
by williams
21 Jul 2017 08:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

My question is: is this the current ground reality? Has India lost Karakoram Pass? Is that no longer an agreed/accepted boundary meeting point between China and India, similar to how so many other mountain passes are along the LAC? Not really. From DBO ALG, Karakoram Pass is 15 km away and patrols ...
by williams
19 Jul 2017 23:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

>>China has deployed about 15 divisions, or 50,000 troops even a lean manned russian division is 10,000. a indian 15000 and a american 25000. 15 @ 50,000 is not a division but skeletal brigades. And 75% of that are forces in the plains. They are not geared for mountain warfare both in terms of accl...
by williams
19 Jul 2017 10:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

Signal should be send in the NPA circles if China preps for a missile attack, Indian will make Budha smile again. That will be enough for Uncles and Aunties to push China to be reasonable. India should already have prepared military targets set in Tibet to do equal-equal with Brahmos. If the missile...
by williams
15 Jul 2017 05:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

Opposition backs Centre’s stand on Doklam border standoff - ToI After the meeting, Yechury said the opposition appreciated the government's assurance that it is committed to settling issues with China diplomatically. At the same time, the government was urged to "introspect" over the trig...
by williams
12 Jul 2017 01:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

In terms of a land war. We can easily deploy 9-10 mountain divisions and some armour. It will be more of a stalemate with advantage India. Air war is a slam dunk win for India, because of geography and distances. Naval war will also be very similar. The only way they can hurt us is through standoff ...
by williams
05 Jul 2017 19:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

All of this Chinese noises means that India has established an upper hand on the ground. Now, with the present well prepared Indian defences combined with the new airlift capacity makes us a formidable force to reckon with if the Chinese try to go kinetic. If they are foolish enough to do it, then t...
by williams
02 Jul 2017 21:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

The idea that China might be deliberately planning a war appears implausible on the surface but it cannot entirely be ruled out either. In India, there is a general tendency to assume that states do not calculatingly start wars because India has rarely done so. These kind of childish Chinese games ...
by williams
02 Jul 2017 09:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

I still don't understand why do we need to provide a face saver when there is balant thuggish behaviour. After all Chinese never give us a face saver. Because we need to give China a 'way out' or else lose an all-out escalation. Sort of like how Ethiopia gave Italy a 'face saver' a century ago afte...
by williams
02 Jul 2017 02:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 959367

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

I still don't understand why do we need to provide a face saver when there is balant thuggish behaviour. After all Chinese never give us a face saver.
by williams
01 Jul 2017 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2407
Views: 345316

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/omar-abdullah-lashes-out-after-manohar-parrikars-remarks-on-surgical-strikes-4730543/ We need to get a dedicated DM to enable such kind of critical decision making. Hopefully PM Modi will appoint one after the Presidential election. Gen V.K will be a good choi...
by williams
30 Jun 2017 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3099
Views: 406183

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I think to inflict immediate pain, we should conduct a armored troop exercise in Gurudongmar area. IA has enough assets there to give PLA run for the money. We are being too soft with the Chinese.

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