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by shyamd
25 Jun 2019 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

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: 189
Views: 19458

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

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.
by shyamd
23 Jun 2019 16:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 189
Views: 19458

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

TSPN says they are watching IN deployments in the region. The TSP (Navy, Air Force and army) has increased deployment into the GCC in line with their commitments. You’ll see temperature on LoC reduce given both parties focus on the region. IN has offered to deploy naval guards on all Indian oil and ...
by shyamd
21 Jun 2019 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 143
Views: 44275

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Seems China and Pakistan are supplying Banned Steel Bullets to Terrorists. The world will recognise this crime only if Western Jihadis get hold of it. The Chinese factory and entities must be shut down as sponsors of terror. https://zeenews.india.com/india/steel-bullets-used-by-terrorists-in-anantn...
by shyamd
21 Jun 2019 03:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 189
Views: 19458

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

INS Chennai (Missile frigate with 16 Brahmos and Barak) and INS Sukanya (Anti piracy and Surveillance) deployed in Gulf of Oman. IN P8 & Dorniers are based in Salalah and Muscat (Oman) are conducting surveillance ops as per usual - From India, Past TSP, Iranian coast, stop over in Oman, then Gul...
by shyamd
02 Jun 2019 15:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 648
Views: 92890

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

IN conducting surveillance flights - past TSP, Iran onto Oman for refuel and beyond into Gulf of Aden and Djibouti (PLAN base) etc

https://wap.business-standard.com/artic ... 230_1.html
by shyamd
02 Jun 2019 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

IA reconnaissance units who operate across the border reporting more than dozen camps 1-2km from LoC have been re-occupied. Covert talks have failed. GoI need to decide if they will conduct preemptive strikes or just be reactive. .
by shyamd
31 May 2019 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

GoI knows J&K is littered with ISI spies. The network covers all bases, politicians etc. More importantly, IA targeted a TSP Brigade HQ in response in subsequent action. GoI response to Pulwama is ongoing. News will trickle out in weeks, months and years ahead remember reading stories of paki s...
by shyamd
31 May 2019 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

NOTAM issued in Multan Airport area due to "intense military flying" between 30 May and 30 June. Flights asked to come in with additional fuel load.
by shyamd
29 May 2019 04:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

GoI knows J&K is littered with ISI spies. The network covers all bases, politicians etc.
More importantly, IA targeted a TSP Brigade HQ in response in subsequent action.
GoI response to Pulwama is ongoing. News will trickle out in weeks, months and years ahead
by shyamd
29 May 2019 04:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 648
Views: 92890

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Lots of news. Omani diplomacy prevailed over DC and Tehran to avoid clash. Iran asked Russia to transfer S400 to protect against US. Putin said we don’t want to get involved in your problem with the US! Trump advisor warned Trump in Japan that Iran could collapse quickly - we don’t want another Iraq...
by shyamd
27 May 2019 15:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 189
Views: 19458

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

There is a campaign in DC to dismiss John Bolton (NSA) claiming that the Iran crisis is fabricated by him.
by shyamd
18 May 2019 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

It would be good to see full report. In my view, TSP is conducting retreat but with a view to escalate in covert domain at the right time. What ISI/TSPA will do is to escalate through increase supply of lethality to terror groups in valley - like armoured piercing bullets and mount attacks against ...
by shyamd
18 May 2019 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 189
Views: 19458

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

The current moves are designed to force Iran to spend it's limited cash on security/military instead of surviving and outlasting sanctions, with the idea being that it will put the regime under even more pressure internally (hopefully collapse internally)/produce results faster for the GCC/US. Whils...
by shyamd
17 May 2019 11:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 189
Views: 19458

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

^^ India was well aware of this move and there’s nothing shocking by it. In fact GoI used this to get benefits in AfPak After the attacks on oil targets - they believe Kuwait, Qatar and Abu Dhabi are next. Iran has had a stated policy of preventing others from exporting if their oil infrastructure i...
by shyamd
17 May 2019 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3208
Views: 469860

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

It would be good to see full report. In my view, TSP is conducting retreat but with a view to escalate in covert domain at the right time. What ISI/TSPA will do is to escalate through increase supply of lethality to terror groups in valley - like armoured piercing bullets and mount attacks against ...
by shyamd
15 May 2019 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

TSP claiming victory in their press - TSPA putting out news that GOI asked for TSPA to withdraw artillery from LoC. Interesting how both sides claiming victory. If GOI did ask for artillery to be moved back and TSPA offered withdrawal of SSG - this shows GOI is seeking total withdrawal of TSPA offen...
by shyamd
13 May 2019 15:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 648
Views: 92890

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Saudi energy minister says 2 Saudi oil tankers have been "sabotaged" causing significant damage near port of Fujairah. Reuters and AP reported explosions being heard in the port with no official confirmation. Expect IN/IAF to prepare joint drills soon. IN always has at least one vessel in ...
by shyamd
11 May 2019 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3208
Views: 469860

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

It would be good to see full report. In my view, TSP is conducting retreat but with a view to escalate in covert domain at the right time. What ISI/TSPA will do is to escalate through increase supply of lethality to terror groups in valley - like armoured piercing bullets and mount attacks against s...
by shyamd
10 May 2019 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The listing of Azhar is part of covert diplomacy. The powers are trying to arrange face saving for both India and TSP. TSP will claim that Azhar has nothing to do with Pulwama. TSP and rest of the world understand what is coming if Azhar is not designated a terrorist. I personally don’t think this ...
by shyamd
07 May 2019 04:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 648
Views: 92890

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Probably Bahrain and Jebel Ali. Bombers & other USAF assets in Al Udeid and Al Dhafra (Abu Dhabi, UAE). Kuwait, Qatar & Oman are not happy with what is happening in the region. Current moves are backed by KSA & UAE. This is the return of the military tactic to wear the enemy out whilst s...
by shyamd
07 May 2019 01:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 648
Views: 92890

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Today the first bullet has been fired by Trump against Tehran. This will result in a dangerous escalation in the region including direct military confrontation. Later today, Trump is expected to announce a halt to the export of Iranian oil COMPLETELY (i.e. no exemptions and no oil will be exported ...
by shyamd
04 May 2019 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 648
Views: 92890

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

HT reports 2 detained in KSA for IS links based on Indian intel request
by shyamd
04 May 2019 01:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 648
Views: 92890

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

^^ reflects mood in Washington and there are things going on Af-Pak related. See Doval past visits to DC discussing this topic - I’ve posted on this in past
by shyamd
03 May 2019 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 648
Views: 92890

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:Welcome back Shyamd. Your absence was noticed very much. Hoping to see you more frequently back on BRF

Thanks MK. Are you still in MCT?
by shyamd
02 May 2019 13:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 648
Views: 92890

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Today the first bullet has been fired by Trump against Tehran. This will result in a dangerous escalation in the region including direct military confrontation. Later today, Trump is expected to announce a halt to the export of Iranian oil COMPLETELY (i.e. no exemptions and no oil will be exported a...
by shyamd
02 May 2019 13:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3055
Views: 236880

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Today the first bullet has been fired by Trump against Tehran. This will result in a dangerous escalation in the region including direct military confrontation. Later today, Trump is expected to announce a halt to the export of Iranian oil COMPLETELY (i.e. no exemptions and no oil will be exported a...
by shyamd
01 May 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The thing is, this designation doesn’t actually mean much. What GoI really cares about is REAL change on the ground (IB, LoC and perhaps 30km on other side of border)
by shyamd
01 May 2019 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The listing of Azhar is part of covert diplomacy. The powers are trying to arrange face saving for both India and TSP. TSP will claim that Azhar has nothing to do with Pulwama. TSP and rest of the world understand what is coming if Azhar is not designated a terrorist. I personally don’t think this i...
by shyamd
13 Apr 2019 18:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 382620

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

TSP received $2bn infusion on Monday from China. KSA extended period of credit for oil purchases. It just shows you what sort of impact Operation Balakot and the counter terror operations on LOC has had. Pak foreign office has issued a set of questions back to GoI on Pulwama. TSP drama continues... ...
by shyamd
07 Apr 2019 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

What it means is round 2 is about to start. This drama is initiated after Pompeo spoke to TSP
by shyamd
03 Apr 2019 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.indiatvnews.com/amp/news/india-india-pakistan-airstrike-surgical-strike-war-512129?__twitter_impression=true Exclusive: India ready for another strike against PakistaN The key takeaways from the meeting were: 1) The attacks will be target-specific 2) No non-military targets 3) Not only ...
by shyamd
29 Mar 2019 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If you reanalyse the pictures you will see a missile contrail and a whole in the tail of the aircraft similar to a missile hit.
by shyamd
28 Mar 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The sustained pressure by GoI of drills close to border is causing shivers in TSP. It’s exhausting TSP in multiple domains - financial and others.

GoI wants to see real crackdown before it reduces the pressure.
by shyamd
23 Mar 2019 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661311

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: 4882
Views: 661311

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: 4882
Views: 661311

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: 4882
Views: 661311

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

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