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by shyamd
27 Oct 2020 18:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I'm told CCP is dishing out subsidies to cover off increases in duties to chinese companies supplying India. War is on every front.
by shyamd
27 Oct 2020 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

the US is signalling the bipartisan support and continuity of their India policy irrespective of who wins. But a feral factor like black baptist kamala harris, the mylapore maami cannot be trusted under any circumstances. The importance of India in the US's game plan of the moment cannot be oversta...
by shyamd
27 Oct 2020 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^ reflects the dangerous situation on the border more than anything else... Wouldn't link this move to elections.. ------------------------- MOD announcement today that by 2022, China boundary will be managed by one Theatre command. India to get 5 military theatre commands, one each for China and P...
by shyamd
27 Oct 2020 16:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

After BECA - next is a shared maritime domain awareness agreement with the US with a focus on PLAN positions. This is probably to ease exchange of data on IOR particularly from USN ISR assets in the region and get access to IN/ICG maritime data.
by shyamd
26 Oct 2020 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Gen Rawat asks tri-services to curb peace-time activities in deference to deployed troops in Ladakh Marine commandos have been asked to be deployed with Army’s special forces in Ladakh and Navy asked to focus on Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This reflects the high demands being placed on Para SF spe...
by shyamd
21 Oct 2020 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

On India-US agenda, a plan to share defence intel from Ladakh to South China Sea There is a strong possibility that the two sides could work out a pact that allows institutionalised relationship between the Defence Intelligence Agencies of the two countries. India and the US already share real-time...
by shyamd
21 Oct 2020 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I wouldn’t go as far as saying GOI diplomacy will seize the initiative. Biden is holding meetings with “minorities”, Human rights people. Trump is irritated with GOI because they accepted Russian mediation (and few others matters) and lack of a role in Afghanistan. PS I’m presenting a view not repre...
by shyamd
21 Oct 2020 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Both parties in the US agree that PRC need to be dealt with... They know their Nat Sec is threatened. at institutional level all agree PRC is a very serious threat and preparations have been made for some time.
by shyamd
20 Oct 2020 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Armed forces have just completed a new set of war plans to reflect new environment. At the strategic level - people (incl. senior US officials) are calling into question GOI strategic relationship with Russia and allowing Russia to mediate with PRC. People forget how tied in the hip we are with Russ...
by shyamd
24 Sep 2020 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Is Prithvi under the command of the SFC? If so, from a thinking/planning perspective, are we even looking at it as a conventional battlefield missile, under IA command? I really hope we do, but whatever reports I've seen about Prithvi tests have always been done by SFC/DRDO. Happy to be corrected. ...
by shyamd
24 Sep 2020 20:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
Views: 413069

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Given the work ethics of our sarkari PSU's it may really be just a normal test to ensure that a randomly picked missile is really working. In any case - i doubt any chinese runways are in its range considering its launchpad will be atleast 50-100 Kms from the LAC Could be normal test... though they...
by shyamd
24 Sep 2020 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I want them to take out the x number of S-400 batteries of the PLA. Don’t think Prithvi is the ideal weapon for S 400. The commander will have SF, IAF and Brahmos at his disposal for that. Options will depend on location - they are moving assets around as are we. Interestingly both parties have dec...
by shyamd
23 Sep 2020 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
Views: 413069

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

ET says The missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activity was carried out by Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the Army and monitored by scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of the training exercise, official sources said. I...
by shyamd
23 Sep 2020 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

night trial of Prithvi 2 last night to confirm operational readiness. Suspect this is in response to PLA deployment of IRBMs in Aksai Chin.
by shyamd
22 Sep 2020 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
Views: 413069

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Hoping we will not be climbing down from the newly occupied heights as it can give tactical advantage of observing the Chenese side and also denying the same advantage over our area to chenese. In some areas both IA and PLA will reduce manpower due to logistic/sustainment reasons during winter. If ...
by shyamd
22 Sep 2020 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
Views: 413069

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Read out from the talks - Friction areas PLA wanted IA to disengage and move back first. IA said no you guys made the first move, my security was threatened, you move back first... However, the talks then shifted to the roadmap. Roadmap to drawdown Majority of the meeting focused on updating the old...
by shyamd
22 Sep 2020 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
Views: 413069

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Interesting to see the new 15 Corps Commander join the talks. I presume the MEA chap will know the 1993 agreements inside out - read chapter and verse. Making things joined up - bodes well. bodes well for whom? Can you give little more info or not now? Trying to play off PLA vs Wang. The mea offici...
by shyamd
21 Sep 2020 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
Views: 413069

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

PLA has placed radars on certain peaks close to the border to keep tabs on IAF air fields. The IAF air drills/low flying is about familiarisation of terrain as well as combat air patrols. With PLA and India increasing numbers and moving troops around - this calls for a need to re-draw plans. It mean...
by shyamd
19 Sep 2020 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
Views: 413069

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I have made a .kmz file of these points. Please provide an email for me to send to. Their CPEC road passing through PoJK seems like a joke. There are 3-5 landlsides even in summer months every 50 km or so. In winters, most of that road is simply impassable. What are they trying to transport through...
by shyamd
13 Sep 2020 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

GOI has had very high level discussions with the bhutanese establishment over the last week. PLA is going to come after Bhutanese territory and Bhutanese military has been asked to go into alert/step up preparation. All intel agencies have been told to support mil commander conversations that will t...
by shyamd
11 Sep 2020 17:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
Views: 413069

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Worth mentioning it is ultimately Xi's call on whether to ask Western Theatre Command 2* to implement the accords reached between the 2 military's. GOI is skeptical at this stage...
by shyamd
11 Sep 2020 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

My reading of what's happened is they've agreed to 'disengage' to remove the threat of escalation, then thin out the troops over the next month or 2. Problem is the process of 'disengagement' was actually agreed in detail previously by 2/3*s military discussions. The technical agreements need to be ...
by shyamd
11 Sep 2020 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^ Special Frontier Force is 5,000 strong. Its a big enough nucleus to create havoc and the border is porous enough for all sorts of things to happen.
Tribes from the Kham region of Tibet are key
by shyamd
10 Sep 2020 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Does this include the use of artillery & tanks? Yes - which is why both equipment have played a big role in recent operations. Reactively given we are operating defensive. That can change To proactive depending on situation. My suspicion is that the Chinese, coming worse off in any hand-to-hand...
by shyamd
10 Sep 2020 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2452
Views: 413069

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

FM S Jaishankar twitter timeline is full of high profile meeting in the recent days (Tajik, Kyrgyz Republic), coupling with QUAD thing. Some offensive can be expected from diplomatic side also. May be time for Tibet to get at least get some recognition is nearing. Recent Meeting In Iran should also...
by shyamd
09 Sep 2020 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Looks like PLA moved in more artillery and APCs/manpower into the North Pangong ridges. PRC-Indian diplomats are doing their prep sessions in Moscow in advance of S Jaishankar and Wang meeting tomorrow. Main message is that PRC should abide by the 1993 agreements.. Of course PRC will blame it all on...
by shyamd
07 Sep 2020 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/indian-offensive-retake-chinese-seized-territory-hidden-story ... Riveting account. Doesn’t talk about the clash with PLA that resulted in the loss of SFF JCO. Also no clarity on Chinese POWs. There is disinfo. Not all of it in this article is correct. It’s g...
by shyamd
04 Sep 2020 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Rajnath - PRC Def min meeting to take place at 2130 IST in Moscow. Some breakthrough achieved it looks like.
by shyamd
04 Sep 2020 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

nam wrote:If there was to be a breakthrough, it would have happened on the 5 days Brigadier talks..

Not necessarily...
by shyamd
04 Sep 2020 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Hectic back-channel talks taking place in Moscow. Looks like no breakthrough despite mediation efforts
by shyamd
04 Sep 2020 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Views: 969284

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Chinese defence minister requests meet with Rajnath. Clearly something has been agreed.. it might be temporary progress
by shyamd
03 Sep 2020 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Suraj wrote:That is still a problem. What need to know basis does the US have ?

?? We cooperate closely on China mil/intel matters and so many other things where there is mutual benefit. It's been like this for years now...
by shyamd
03 Sep 2020 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

India/Indian sources passed onto US intelligence who wrote a report which was shared with the 'US News' website.
by shyamd
03 Sep 2020 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I just find it interesting that the US readily demonstrated its access to encrypted Chinese milcoms and even insight into Beijing's rage at PLA actions at the engagement frontier (I won't call it border). It's an interesting power play by Unkil to step in and say 'we hear what you're arguing about ...
by shyamd
03 Sep 2020 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 969284

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

There are no rules on LAC anymore. China has violated the 1993 CBM agreement by moving artillery close to the border.

Question is can IA/IAF reliably interdict and disrupt G219 supplies coming in from Kashgar and elsewhere. One of the small objectives.
by shyamd
03 Sep 2020 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

^^ Can't see TSPA doing too much in winter due to weather.. IA is pre-empting PLA action in winter and were forced to take the current measures. IA has moved and has signalled that they are ready for escalation should the need arise... IA next move will be quick, decisive and take place in multiple ...
by shyamd
02 Sep 2020 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

GOI Nat Sec establishment met yesterday gave green light to maintain current posture and further ops if required. GOI had no resort but to conduct the recent operations due to terrain/weather issues.

Def Min will be in Moscow for quiet talks with interlocutors from PRC. Let's hope things settle soon.
by shyamd
01 Sep 2020 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 969284

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

The full version of events haven’t been released and those who know haven’t fully released it. It looks like what happened was the culmination of events/provocations over a week. What has been demonstrated are plans in place since May/June. The plans are highly intensive on SF community. Will revea...
by shyamd
01 Sep 2020 04:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 969284

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

The full version of events haven’t been released and those who know haven’t fully released it. It looks like what happened was the culmination of events/provocations over a week. What has been demonstrated are plans in place since May/June. The plans are highly intensive on SF community. Will reveal...
by shyamd
21 Aug 2020 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 969284

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

WMCC talks not making headway. PRC came with some new demands. PRC position is that they want India to take reciprocal measures and remove some structures built including an old IA admin base at Pangong. GOI refusing saying that infra has been there for a long time... PLA saying okay that's fine we'...

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