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by shyamd
23 Mar 2019 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425259

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-pakistan-came-close-to-firing-missiles-at-each-other-on-february-27/story-rVsBjZ5qmxXMprktzDNqcM.html India, Pakistan came close to firing missiles at each other on February 27 HT Source: key Cabinet Committee of Security (CCS) member, Indian and Paki...
by shyamd
19 Mar 2019 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425259

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

It was a military garrison with well established military training facilities per Doval
by shyamd
18 Mar 2019 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425259

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/pakistan-airspace-shut-mumbai-sees-near-miss/articleshow/68446206.cms NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by US officials, including National Security Advisor Joh...
by shyamd
09 Mar 2019 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425259

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

ldev wrote:
shyamd wrote:KSA FM to arrive today looks like. His visit was put off after GoI said close down camps and take serious steps against terror otherwise let’s not waste time.....


Interesting.

By the way, don't you have a blog?

Yes I used to but no time these days
by shyamd
09 Mar 2019 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425259

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Rajnath Singh claims India conducted three surgical strikes across LoC, ‘won’t reveal info on third’ Speaking at a public gathering in Karnataka, Rajnath said, “Pichle 5 varsho mein, teen baar apni seema ke bahar jaa kar hum logon ne air strike kar kaamyaabi haasil ki hai. Do ki jaankari apko dunga...
by shyamd
09 Mar 2019 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425259

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

KSA FM to arrive today looks like. His visit was put off after GoI said close down camps and take serious steps against terror otherwise let’s not waste time. So far US and KSA are the main interlocutors - Both pushing for overt or covert talks. As you start hearing more and more about TSP govt taki...
by shyamd
03 Mar 2019 04:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425259

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/pakistan-government-split-wide-open-over-abhinandans-release/articleshow/68238432.cms?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=TOIIndiaNews Abhinandan release was due to pressure from US & Saudi, coupled with India's resolve that co...
by shyamd
02 Mar 2019 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425259

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

KSA FM travels to New Delhi today after meeting with Sushma Ji in Abu Dhabi. After india visit he will visit TSP. The message will be simple: shut down terror camps, arrest the leaders or operations will continue. No BS.

PRC sending special envoy to both India and Pak too.
by shyamd
01 Mar 2019 15:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425259

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Praveen Swami says 5 confirmed burials in the area, but estimate is 20 incl 3 TSPA trainers.
https://www.firstpost.com/india/propert ... 77441.html
by shyamd
01 Mar 2019 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425259

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

We always have the high road and the low road or as Kaal Chiron says the right hand and the left hand doctrines. Modi uses both. The details of Balakot strike are not released yet. One strike convinced the KSA to give 3T to Pakistan. Now China is nikkah hallala for TSP e.g. CPEC etc. Give time and ...
by shyamd
01 Mar 2019 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425259

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Guys, just to reiterate whilst its nice to take a narrow focus on Operation Balakot - the reality is that major countries had a stake in Indo Pak Conflict: Iran, Japan, China, Russia, US , France, UK, GCC. Ultimately it is this pressure which led to reducing tensions.
by shyamd
01 Mar 2019 01:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 590
Views: 81404

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

What I was told this morning: Pak will use Wing Commander as leverage for negotiations They want Modi to come up with concessions. PRC signalling to Pak to cool it down due to CPEC Investments. US busy dealing with Kim so no full attention here. GCC saying next step is naval blockage and naval warf...
by shyamd
28 Feb 2019 15:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34661

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

GCC Conducting emergency preventative diplomacy Saudi FM 'carrying important message from crown prince' to arrive in Pakistan today https://tribune.com.pk/story/1920164/1-saudi-fm-carrying-important-message-crown-prince-arrive-pakistan-today/ Saudi Arabia ambassador meets PM https://timesofindia.ind...
by shyamd
28 Feb 2019 14:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 34661

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

What I was told this morning: Pak will use Wing Commander as leverage for negotiations They want Modi to come up with concessions. PRC signalling to Pak to cool it down due to CPEC Investments. US busy dealing with Kim so no full attention here. GCC saying next step is naval blockage and naval warfa...
by shyamd
27 Feb 2019 20:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125728

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Expect major retaliation - Tri services meet with PM on.
by shyamd
27 Feb 2019 14:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125728

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Press saying the Wg commander is a Mig27 pilot based in jodhpur
by shyamd
27 Feb 2019 11:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125728

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

GoI confirms 3 TSPAF flew into Indian airspace and dropped bombs near LoC. No damage
by shyamd
26 Feb 2019 18:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125728

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

There were two waves of aircraft that took off from Central and Western Command to confuse TSP.. The details will slowly emerge as to how the armed forces delivered strategic surprise on TSPAF.
by shyamd
26 Feb 2019 12:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125728

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Operation not yet over - next 48 hours critical
by shyamd
26 Feb 2019 12:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125728

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Target included Hizb camp too, not just JeM.

Friends we should be proud of IAF - they were ready in short notice for action.
by shyamd
25 Feb 2019 14:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

Back channel are trying to set up direct talks. Obviously credible steps must be taken to get to that point
by shyamd
23 Feb 2019 17:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

The sonic booms and F16 flights over Sialkot and Lahore (both near border) was designed to test IA Air defence and identify SAM locations. TSPA expecting GOI retaliation in the western sector (due to weather constraints in the east). First official confirmation of above probing Indian air defences ...
by shyamd
23 Feb 2019 01:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

Response 1) I don't think GOI is in mood to let MBS be a channel.He has called himself "Ambassador of Pakistan". So he is tainted channel. I'm just stating what happened... What PM has said in return I don't know but I know its been given to Doval. As we all know TSPA want to get involved...
by shyamd
22 Feb 2019 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 826
Views: 130264

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

KSA & UAE deposited money with TSP central bank to get ISI to cooperate and get Taliban to talk to the US (is one element of agreement). Taliban prepared to accept residual NATO force to guard embassy and join Afghan politics. Also accept Taliban to prevent Daesh & AQ. Ghani not accepting so...
by shyamd
22 Feb 2019 17:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

Quick response - IRGC attack and Pulwama are linked. Both atrocities committed by ISI but for different reasons Regional context is that of pre Iran nuke deal era.. Obama planning on Af-Pak exit and 26/11. Attack India via terror and complain of being victims - take money from PRC and other donors,...
by shyamd
21 Feb 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

Quick response - IRGC attack and Pulwama are linked. Both atrocities committed by ISI but for different reasons Regional context is that of pre Iran nuke deal era.. Obama planning on Af-Pak exit and 26/11. Attack India via terror and complain of being victims - take money from PRC and other donors,...
by shyamd
21 Feb 2019 17:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

shyamD, Thanks. Do you recall news reports of a treaty between India and Iran during 2004 time period for basing planes in Iran in case of hostilities with Pakistan? Yes - but Iran is trying to balance with TSPA... and keep TSP off balance using the local Shia population who they recruit in the rev...
by shyamd
21 Feb 2019 04:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

Rudradev or ShyamD, I would like both of you to do a comparison on the Iran and Pulwama attacks. What was similar in both? Target, attackers, type of attack etc. What was different in both? What else do you have to say? Quick response - IRGC attack and Pulwama are linked. Both atrocities committed ...
by shyamd
17 Feb 2019 18:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

Covert action initiated After Iran, Top Pashtun Leader Warns Pakistan Of Action Following Pulwama Terror Attack Pashtun Liberation Front leader Azad Khan has warned Pakistan of action following the Pulwama terror attack on CRPF camps which happened on February 14 The top Pashtun leader has released ...
by shyamd
17 Feb 2019 02:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

Pakistan shifts out terrorists from launch pads at LoC

No terror targets close to the border for a shallow strike, though option to hit TSPA positions still available.

This year TSPA did not vacate their winter positions.
by shyamd
16 Feb 2019 22:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

Iran announces air forces exercises in Chabahar in 48 hours. Indian Air Force sending team to observe and for military planning purposes.
by shyamd
16 Feb 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

Pak already started moving terrorists away from bases close to the border and closing some camps. GoI don’t want this to turn into a propaganda exercise as Pak will claim India killed civilians

So goi carefully weighing options. Operation all out 3 is an option first
by shyamd
15 Feb 2019 19:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

the context of the attack is similar to the regional situation in 26/11 attacks. E.g. US/NATO is looking for way out of Afganistan, TSPA needs to do something with the terrorists and shift the warzone to Iran & India, to enable a smooth exit. I mean this is a classic bait by Jaish openly admitti...
by shyamd
27 Jul 2018 04:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3042
Views: 222022

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Indian move is because Trump admin are plotting war with Iran - there is no room for negotiation on cutting oil. First step is to bleed iran of funds, pressure trading community and minorities to create unrest. Iran is swiftly losing its friends - most recently PRC rebuked Iran for threatening to c...
by shyamd
11 Jul 2018 01:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3042
Views: 222022

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Indian move is because Trump admin are plotting war with Iran - there is no room for negotiation on cutting oil. First step is to bleed iran of funds, pressure trading community and minorities to create unrest. Iran is swiftly losing its friends - most recently PRC rebuked Iran for threatening to cl...
by shyamd
24 Dec 2017 01:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 826
Views: 130264

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Why did Saudi Arabia and Qatar, allies of the US, continue to fund the Taliban after the 2001 war? From a new book published on the subject. This continues to confirm that TSP cannot afford to fund its Af-Pak operations and relies on donations to run it... Today its Russia & Iran funding a big ...
by shyamd
24 Dec 2017 01:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 590
Views: 81404

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

India to seek supply of radars, missiles by 2018 India is all set to take a big stride in exports of arms and equipment with the defence ministry in the process of tying up with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Myanmar and Armenia for supply of radars, helicopters and missiles,...
by shyamd
09 Dec 2017 14:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 826
Views: 130264

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

US is using india as leverage to win concessions from Pak on Af pak (and its had some success). GoI gets access to tech, greater military political economic cooperation from US/allies and trade deals in return. Talking to Pak is always a precondition that is set by some powers historically. Even if ...
by shyamd
08 Dec 2017 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 826
Views: 130264

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Pak is fretting because India may be asked for boots on ground and joint ops with NATO. Hectic activity/lobbying between Beijing & Riyad. PRC was asked to cover/deploy in FATA/NWFP. Can't see how it is conceivable. Just to provide an update on this. Spoke to someone who is a go-between between ...
by shyamd
27 Nov 2017 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 826
Views: 130264

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

shyamd: < rhetorical nonsense deleted> So you just made random statements about a "change in the ground situation" but don't really have much to support that statement. Errr.... please quote the said random statements. It was you who started talking about "no change on the ground&quo...

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