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by shyamd
30 Jul 2019 04:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

You have been given a warning for engaging in needless put downs of other members who are skeptical of US actions. Please don't be pointlessly aggressive. The “put down” you quoted in the private message is actually part of English dictionary: Link Apologies if it hurt your sentiments but asking a ...
by shyamd
29 Jul 2019 20:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Bajwa and ISI Chief was told to do 2 things by US @ Pentagon: 1) Get Taliban to order permanent ceasefire 2) Get Taliban to talk to Afghan govt (which TSPA has been resisting) Incidentally (2) is what GOI has asked for. The support package was a sweetener. He’s also been told there will be dire cons...
by shyamd
29 Jul 2019 18:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 586734

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

sum wrote:I think thats just a cover story for something else

Apparently 35A et al removal is unlikely as there’s a lot of work that needs to happen before it can be made a reality. Either way we’ll know in few weeks
by shyamd
29 Jul 2019 15:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Aditya_V, Still dodging the question and you continue to just make baseless statements. The relationship is far more complex than you think. LakshmanPST, it is true that our interests in Afghanistan is slightly different to the US but the current move has happened with our consent. We live in a new ...
by shyamd
29 Jul 2019 12:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^ And is IAF scared of the Feb 27 capability? I have not seen any statement ever talk about fear of F16. In fact I’ve hear and read the complete opposite. It’s universally known Indian armed forces enjoy overwhelming superiority in a conventional war. You need to understand that this recent US deal...
by shyamd
29 Jul 2019 05:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

stop hiding behind like a coward behind someone elses statement and speak directly. What is it exactly about the deal that got you upset?
by shyamd
29 Jul 2019 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4002
Views: 618518

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Per COAS, IBG’s are given limited objectives before the next wave (Strike corps?) arrives.
by shyamd
29 Jul 2019 03:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 586734

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Because he was already in Srinagar before the publicly announced dates and visit hush hush. He was conducting brainstorming, meetings and planning in a quiet place without glare in Srinagar. Maybe covert is too strong a word It’s now been revealed that GOI has received intel that TSPA has decided t...
by shyamd
28 Jul 2019 20:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

So what got your chuddies in the twist exactly about the F16 deal? Please explain.
by shyamd
28 Jul 2019 01:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 586734

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

SjyamD, What covert visit? It was publicly announced. And why would NSA visit anywhere in India be termed covert? If it's abroad you might say that. Because he was already in Srinagar before the publicly announced dates and visit hush hush. He was conducting brainstorming, meetings and planning in ...
by shyamd
27 Jul 2019 18:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Honestly, you guys crying about F-16 support package going through is shameful. GOI was notified and approved it prior. Anything that TSP gets is now run past Dilli in line with our understanding. You think GOI and the armed forces are afraid of F16s?
by shyamd
27 Jul 2019 18:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 586734

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Additional 10,000 paramilitary forces being rushed into J&K. Deployment to cover North Kashmir. Hopefully some good news on Article 370 and 35 due on 15 Aug Interesting that Ajit Doval paid a covert visit to Srinagar for discussions on security issues. Publicly only there for 4 days but he was t...
by shyamd
25 Jul 2019 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4002
Views: 618518

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

TSPA is only prepared for a limited conventional war. If India wanted to TSP would be overrun in a matter of 2-3 weeks at best. India hasn’t done it because of the fall out and nuisance that comes after hammering them.
by shyamd
24 Jul 2019 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4002
Views: 618518

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

shyamd the capability development directorate or department if I am not mistaken will work closely with ARTRAC where some of the doctrinal stuff originates from. So while there is definitely a gap in understanding of R&D, S&T or manufacturing (some of this wrongly attributed to the IA offic...
by shyamd
24 Jul 2019 04:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4002
Views: 618518

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

ks_sachin wrote:What is this failed model shyamd?

Capability development 'department' or directorate i.e. the guy stating what fancy things the army wants (often without much monetary backing or understanding of R&D, S&T, Manufacturing capability).
by shyamd
20 Jul 2019 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 586734

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

All these events are nothing new for J&K. Hurriyats play both sides - how many ex-GOI official testimonies have confirmed this? The only new phenomenon is Zakir Musa gang or what is now called Ansar something or the other - who was vocally berating TSPA/ISI, he said "ISI and Pak Army is on...
by shyamd
19 Jul 2019 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 825
Views: 122695

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

https://twitter.com/detresfa_/status/11 ... 90048?s=21
IAF C17s returning from Abu Dhabi looks like. Must be Sankalp or Garuda related
by shyamd
18 Jul 2019 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4002
Views: 618518

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Unity of command is a crucial point in military. Now the chief has one officer to go to on Capability Development who is also in charge of Planning and Systems. So this follows Pisunaga quoted in Arthasastra to task those responsible for execution of a project with the planning. Capability here is ...
by shyamd
18 Jul 2019 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4002
Views: 618518

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ the last bit about capability development is one of the worst decisions to be made. But on bright side the third deputy chief is a good thing
by shyamd
18 Jul 2019 03:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Hafiz Saeed is arrested, airspace is opened up - once can guess if there is a link somehow of a back door agreement? Or could be theatrics from Paks for the FATF stick. Yes a deal has been reached. This is part of a deal that several parties have been working on. US/KSA/UAE/TSPA and a few others......
by shyamd
13 Jul 2019 04:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 586734

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

BJP on the other hand has the right intentions but does not have the military or the economic muscle to bring TSP to its knees . But make no mistake, the nerve center of this entire charade is GHQ Rawilpindi. So bottom line, no amount of tough talking by well meaning patriotic nationalists like Mod...
by shyamd
12 Jul 2019 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 586734

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^^ Which is why Modi is not listening to them and angrily told Mufti that he isn't interested. There's a question of timing and most in the establishment agree that other than covert negotiations. There is to be no public formal talks. Also MMS tried just about everything to convince TSP to resolve ...
by shyamd
12 Jul 2019 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 586734

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Interestingly, the PDP and JKNC say GOI has no choice but to engage with Hurriyat and TSP because the source of terror/trouble making is emanating and controlled across the border. The big parties are saying there is no solution unless you deal with them. They say ABV understood this and engaged.
by shyamd
10 Jul 2019 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 586734

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

All these events are nothing new for J&K. Hurriyats play both sides - how many ex-GOI official testimonies have confirmed this? The only new phenomenon is Zakir Musa gang or what is now called Ansar something or the other - who was vocally berating TSPA/ISI, he said "ISI and Pak Army is on...
by shyamd
09 Jul 2019 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4002
Views: 618518

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ Great views posted. I think one of the key features of the IA IBG concept is to place these in forward locations permanently. Interestingly, was having some chaiwallah conversations. Both sides only really ready to fight a limited conflict. Indian Armed Forces has overwhelming conventional superi...
by shyamd
08 Jul 2019 23:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Partly Because of TSPAF jamming which affected comms . Eyewitness accounts stated he asked if he was in India after being shot down - not sure if his Navigation was impacted too. It all happens quickly and one wrong turn, you are across the border. The other issue was SAR not being ready or planned....
by shyamd
07 Jul 2019 16:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Interesting, it shows the PAF Erieye has probably logged in so many hours they can't just use that alone either or are concerned about sending an active emitter into "shooting distance" of an IAF formation. They want a silent platform. AIS transponder of a TSPN Hawker 850XP flying towards...
by shyamd
05 Jul 2019 21:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Indeed it's a major exercise. TSPAF have sent their ELINT aircraft to monitor in case the exercise turns real.
by shyamd
04 Jul 2019 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 825
Views: 122695

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

UAE FM arrives on Sunday for talks Besides the CQBs, the two leaders are also expected to discuss further about UAE’s interest in buying `Made in India’ Akash surface-to-air missile system as well as the BrahMos Missile . India and Russia have both agreed ‘in principle’ to export the world’s fastes...
by shyamd
04 Jul 2019 21:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

On topic - IAF and IA Ground Air Defence crew conducting exercise over J&K - testing preparedness and ability to get in the air to respond ASAP. Started yesterday. Su 30, M2K, IL-76, Jags in action.
by shyamd
04 Jul 2019 20:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 293
Views: 37729

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Update on this. Trump trying to get Putin to ask Iran to negotiate. Putin has placed some conditions. Trump considering some military steps - possible naval blockade of some sorts, to force Iran to come to table. IN/IAF may have a big job coming up if things get out of control. Deployment will expan...
by shyamd
03 Jul 2019 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 586734

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I have theory. I think the Balakot strike eliminated the top and middle rung of JeM leadership and whats left are the low level dregs and Masood Azhar. The consequence is HuM wants to seek some accommodation with GOI and Hurrirats are already there as Governor Satyapal Malik indicated. This has led...
by shyamd
03 Jul 2019 17:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

GOI can impose NFZ already but haven't done it for several reasons. GOI has plans for certain sectors where it makes sense to use the tactic - we would have seen it in action post Balakot if it wasn't for international intervention.
by shyamd
30 Jun 2019 14:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Latest intel estimates Jammu & Kashmir: ‘Significant drop’ in infiltrations this year Security officials say there could be a number of reasons for the decline: the post-Pulwama, post-Balakot international pressure on Pakistan; the scrutiny of the Financial Action Task Force; Pakistan’s need to ...
by shyamd
30 Jun 2019 02:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Worth mentioning a new data point. RAW says TSP expended 60% of its artillery and ammunition stock in recent Post Balakot LOC CFVs.
by shyamd
25 Jun 2019 22:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

GOI is taking strong steps to deal with TSP strategically like the water weapon. The counter you'll have is that water will target the ordinary people, not TSPA Reflecting on the entire Operation. I think it's worth mentioning that GOI did not carry out the full extent of the operation for various r...
by shyamd
24 Jun 2019 15:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I hope the Modi Govt isn’t easing up the pressure. The Pakistani’s were in a very bad place, with their economy going down the toilet and their military overstretched. They need to keep the border warm & the PAF of their toes - both very expensive propositions. Action is only in covert domain f...
by shyamd
24 Jun 2019 03:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 293
Views: 37729

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

You mean IA and PA deployed in JnK and PoK respectively will be in front of TV focusing on CNN? Just as cheen used cuban missile crisis during 1962, it's best time to take any action when whole world's attention is somewhere else. That's your misinformed interpretation. There are 6 million indians ...
by shyamd
23 Jun 2019 16:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 765650

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/post-b ... 913418.cms

More GoI leaks. IN assets were chasing PNS Saad (Agosta) - found it off western coast hiding like cowards.

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