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by rajrang
20 Jul 2015 02:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 304256

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

If UPA did not fund it, then for heaven's sake fund it! Throwing the baby out with the bath water? Why argue about who is the idiot here. The costs divided by several years will be a negligible % of India's GDP. There is also a powerful political message, that India dares to even think of its land f...
by rajrang
19 Jul 2015 19:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 304256

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

My vote will be for Vishal with EMAL, nuclear powered perhaps scaled up to 75 or 80K, equipped with Lightnings. In the next 20 years China would possibly (or is it probably) have an economic output that could equal or exceed the US, EU and Japan together. Who can predict this? But can this be ruled ...
by rajrang
18 Jul 2015 18:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 304256

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Some thoughts: Let the army, navy and air force get one (or two) major weapon systems which will give them the ability to handle the two adversaries. A good example in my (subjective) view would be the Su30 MKI. If there is one single Indian weapon system that has prevented Pakistan from thinking of...
by rajrang
13 Jun 2015 19:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

Was this posted already ? http://www.firstpost.com/world/why-china-may-be-plotting-a-short-border-war-with-india-as-in-1962-2281132.html The point is simple: China will not see a "short" border war as necessarily a bad thing. India should be more than ready for it, and must lose no time p...
by rajrang
18 Apr 2015 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3807
Views: 520854

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/more-men-or-better-technology-government-rethinking-strategy-to-counter-china-sources-753345 this is welcome news. even if they dont rollback completely, a more judicious spread of resources is needed. corresponds with some of our earlier discussions in this thread. T...
by rajrang
02 Apr 2015 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 130858

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

In time, when our power increases, we would need to think (and ask) about why the French need to be in IOR? China is going to be in the Indian Ocean for a very long time (decades, centuries?). India will have difficulty taking on China alone, based on the present day balance of power (economic and ...
by rajrang
05 Mar 2015 16:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

China needs more carriers to secure Indian Ocean routes: PLA hawk http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20150304000097 China must continue to develop aircraft carriers to maintain the security of its Indian Ocean routes, says People's Liberation Army ...
by rajrang
05 Mar 2015 15:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

This is a veiled way of saying that China needs more aircraft carriers to deal with India. This is all about India not pirates. After all why would you need a fleet of carriers (or for that matter submarines) to deal with pirates in small boats? This may be a case of the new Great Game underway in t...
by rajrang
21 Feb 2015 21:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

On a different train of thought, a joint BIMSTEC and ASEAN grouping with 15 countries, population 2 billion and growing, fast growing economically, underpinned by the US military and Japan will be a powerful deterrent. Perhaps the US with its leadership track record bringing together coalitions of c...
by rajrang
21 Feb 2015 21:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

If they did not want Tawang after 1962 why would they want it now for exchange for something else. The halfway being referred to is Aksai Chin, that India abandon claims to it. I had said so before as their interest lie exactly in the western sector with their pet lapdog that needs grooming to keep...
by rajrang
21 Feb 2015 20:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

China protests PM’s Arunachal visit - Atul Aneja, The Hindu China on Friday expressed its “diametrical opposition” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh. Ms. Hua urged “the Indian side to take China's solemn concerns seriously, meet the Chinese side halfway and commit itself ...
by rajrang
31 Jan 2015 22:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

Of all the major countries in Asia, only India and Vietnam have to deal face to face with the PLA, the largest army in the world. Japan, Australia, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan do not. Therefore, these countries have relatively greater latitude in what they can say and do about China....
by rajrang
31 Jan 2015 22:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

As a follow on thought I should add that Mayanmar joining ASEAN together with its tilt away from China towards the West in recent years is a massive strategic loss for China relative to its long term balance of strength with India. Two reasons. First the ability of China to encircle India on its eas...
by rajrang
31 Jan 2015 21:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

New China-Myanmar oil pipeline bypasses Malacca trap - Atul Aneja, The Hindu Now this is an interesting view and we have read some version of this before. Even earlier I had this thought but let me put it down here. While Malacca strait is a choke point and specially at Singapore, Isn't the whole b...
by rajrang
31 Jan 2015 09:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

Incidentally, the Washington-based Heritage Foundation will join the Delhi-based Vivekananda International Foundation, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, the Tokyo Foundation, and the Jakarta-based Habibie Center in Bali, Indonesia, next week for a Track II Quad-Plus dialogue to discuss way...
by rajrang
31 Dec 2014 17:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4300
Views: 202000

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

India has tremendous potential for solar and wind as shown by the following two example links: 750 GW for solar: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/29/indias-solar-power-potential-estimated-750-gw/ 2000 to 3000 GW for wind: http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2012/03/21/wind-energy-in-india/ Compare the above t...
by rajrang
26 Dec 2014 22:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/China-raises-Nepal-aid-5-fold-to-compete-with-India/articleshow/45652472.cms India should respond aggressively, by quietly/secretly encouraging the US and NATO to "get into" Nepal and S Lanka - possibly establishing air and naval bases et...
by rajrang
25 Dec 2014 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 158548

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

A very strange article and that too from Nikkei Asian Review:

http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy ... sion-alive

Does this signal a shift in Japanese thinking? Is Nikkei influenced by the Japanese Government?
by rajrang
23 Nov 2014 21:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 676723

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

But the question i keep on asking my self is. What is the difference between a mounted gun and a self propelled gun. In the Indian context. This seems to be an overlap in capicity, with the IA's self propelled purchase still pending. Both Mounted Gun System and Self Propelled (Tracked or Wheeled) a...
by rajrang
05 Nov 2014 10:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

"India has to dispute...",Exactly.We've been saying this on BR for overa decade now.China only resoects someone standing upto them.They then like cowards and bullies that they are,retreat.Tibet and Taiwan are two "T" trump cards that we hold,with Vietnam as the Joker. The GOI sh...
by rajrang
02 Nov 2014 18:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

Long read... but gripping http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/11/chinas-dangerous-game/380789/3/ Two observations: 1) The analysis has neglected the India-China standoff. 2) Quoting from the article: "Although China will almost certainly soon boast the world’s largest economy, a n...
by rajrang
02 Nov 2014 11:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

Will China pivot away from the Pacific to the Himalayas? Depends upon which adversary they want to put down first - India or Japan/SE Asia. In both cases they will be putting down the US, by showing the world that the US is incapable of stopping China. After all long term India will be the most powe...
by rajrang
01 Nov 2014 16:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

India should do more to maintain peace in border areas: China - PTI China's military on Friday expressed concern over India's plan to construct 54 new border posts in Arunachal Pradesh, saying India should not complicate the situation and do more to maintain peace as it is a "disputed area&quo...
by rajrang
28 Sep 2014 04:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

rajrang: But but but China is investing in India (and India should encourage them even more). In a decade or two, India can do to China what China did to Japan. Recursively fractal chanakyan. There is a big difference. China has 10 times the population of Japan and potentially the economic power of...
by rajrang
27 Sep 2014 18:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

China's Choice: India or Pakistan? http://thediplomat.com/2014/09/chinas-choice-india-or-pakistan/?utm_content=buffer66b6a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Though the Sino-Indian border problem has to be addressed, it is fundamentally different from the Sino-...
by rajrang
15 Aug 2014 16:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033627

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

Beijing has also been talking to Delhi about the so-called BCIM corridor to link the Yunnan province in southwestern China with Myanmar, Bangladesh and eastern India. Xi had raised this issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when they met for the first time on the margins of the BRICS summit in F...
by rajrang
15 Aug 2014 16:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 115488

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

I am posting this only to show that when you control information, you can put out the narrative you want. Now, we all know about the execution style shooting of an unarmed black kid by white cops in Fergusson, MO. But look at the skillful propaganda put out by US media, a white cop enjoyment a litt...
by rajrang
03 Aug 2014 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 363690

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

During his previous visit to India under the MMS government, John Kerry mentioned countless times that the US - India engagements were NOT directed at other countries (read China). Of potentially great significance, during his recent visit to India, he did not repeat that statement even once. An cas...
by rajrang
31 Jul 2014 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 158548

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

SS, Maybe NaMo is seeing the non-independence of Japan in the geo-politics and making up his mind. We dont know what transpired in the BRICS meetings. BRICS are there with India while Japan maybe one day. Japan (and the US?) may have been seriously troubled by the "coincidence" here. NaMo...
by rajrang
29 Jul 2014 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 158548

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

SSridhar wrote:
On the whole, Modi has handled the Japan trip shabbily.


I agree. I hope this is not a harbinger of poor judgment on foreign policy by the new government. However, it is too early to entertain such a worry.
by rajrang
25 Jul 2014 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 338171

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

India-US-Japan Kickstart Naval Wargames in the Pacific - Economic Times Any political significance of this exercise should be devalued because by now it has become well known that India likes to exercise with every country including China. Don't be surprised if the Indian warships stop by Shanghai ...
by rajrang
10 Jul 2014 19:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 338171

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Some thoughts: 1) Long term Japan ALONE with 1/10 th the population of China will be no match for China. Soon (20 years?) China will have similar per-capita GNP to Japan, which will give it a 5 or 10 times bigger GNP than Japan (PPP terms). 2) India's foreign policy based on neutrality relative to C...
by rajrang
24 May 2014 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 338171

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Isn't it odd that China congratulates PM Modi one week after other countries - and that too via the Indian Ambassador? Heads of other countries made personal phone calls on May 16 itself. Perhaps India or democracy or both make them insecure?
by rajrang
20 May 2014 09:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 338171

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

US hopes for Pacific Cooperation with Indian Navy under Modi Glimmer of possibility for reverting US-India relations to the level that existed during President Bush - if both PM Modi and President Obama play their cards correctly. Factors that will make this difficult: (a) periodic oddities in Pres...
by rajrang
29 Mar 2014 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4267
Views: 243223

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

I don't know if this is OT, but any comments about real estate prices in India if Narendra Modi becomes India's PM?
by rajrang
09 Mar 2014 02:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 338171

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Doubtful if India will join an Asian NATO. India has a track record of neutrality when the big guys of the world fight.
by rajrang
08 Mar 2014 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 338171

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Beijing has cultivated Mr. Modi in the past in contrast to the US which has embarrased (insulted?) him with the visa ban. (Arguably the ban would have cost Mr. Modi some votes during elections, so it would be personal for him.) A visit by Mr. Xi in the near future may be an attempt by China to encou...
by rajrang
17 Feb 2014 04:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 338171

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

The US India relationship appears to be going back to the pre President Bush Jr. era of benign neglect. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/US-refuses-to-talk-China-with-India/articleshow/30533211.cms If India does not want to be on the strategic side of the US (especially in its affairs with C...
by rajrang
11 Jan 2014 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 338171

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

China is able to threaten the S China Sea and the Senkakus, because of the relative proximity of these regions to mainland China and Hainan, thus China's military power located onshore (such as missiles, shore based aircraft, smaller naval ships) can influence the outcome. The Indian Ocean is furthe...

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