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by csharma
28 Nov 2011 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 167721

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

John Garver's paper on Chinese anti encirclement efforts. Focuses on US India and Japan. http://www.chinacenter.net/about/associates/home/docs/Garver_China%27s%20Anti-encirclement%20Struggle.pdf I think he makes one error in assuming that Vietnam has agreed to Chinese supremacy. The paper is Chinese...
by csharma
26 Nov 2011 01:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 167721

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

What stupid logic from the Chicom folks. What explains China's deals with Pakistan Bangladesh etc. Super inferiority complex. Inferiority complex making them aggressive, seeking revenge for their past humiliations.
by csharma
25 Nov 2011 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 167721

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

Exactly. That what's I meant in my earlier post. Recently Panetta talked about threats from China and India. Keeping them divided helps them. China also helps them in that by its boorish behaviour. The only reason I can think why US still panders Pakistan inspite of its perfidies is because of its i...
by csharma
25 Nov 2011 07:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 167721

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

The other thing I got from the Heritage foundation discussion is that US wants to sell weapons and derive economic benefits from India. But Ashley Tellis had said in an interview that US does not need India to take care of China. They had taken care of USSR earlier. From their point of view, they wo...
by csharma
25 Nov 2011 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 167721

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

From the Heritage foundation event which featured Bharat Karnad, Apparently a US official in 2009 went to Asia saying that just as UK handed over the leadership to US, US was starting the process of handing over leadership to China. Goes to show why India should be wary of US motives in Asia. Anothe...
by csharma
11 Sep 2011 05:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 187835

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

Perkovich solutions regarding India will surely make India unfriendly towards the US. Not sure what US will gain: it will neither tame Pakistan and piss off India. Very scholarly. Even when US was the dominant superpower in early 90s, this policy would have not worked.
by csharma
06 Sep 2011 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Talk by Bharat Karnad at IISc on 30 August 2011
Replies: 329
Views: 15039

Re: Talk by Bharat Karnad at IISc on 30 August 2011

shiv, essentially what BK is saying is what Arun_S was saying a while ago, isn't it? But I still don't understand why he caps the capability at 20Kt. er it is the other way around. People quote Bharat Karnad - who has been in the loop before 1998, sits in on high levels meetings and is in touch wit...
by csharma
06 Sep 2011 07:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Talk by Bharat Karnad at IISc on 30 August 2011
Replies: 329
Views: 15039

Re: Talk by Bharat Karnad at IISc on 30 August 2011

shiv, essentially what BK is saying is what Arun_S was saying a while ago, isn't it? But I still don't understand why he caps the capability at 20Kt.
by csharma
05 Sep 2011 12:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Talk by Bharat Karnad at IISc on 30 August 2011
Replies: 329
Views: 15039

Re: Talk by Bharat Karnad at IISc on 30 August 2011

Leaving the TN aside, is it accurate to say that all India can deliver is a 20KT bomb? Can't India make 200Kt reliable boosted fission bomb? Would be heavier or sure compared to TN.
by csharma
05 Sep 2011 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Talk by Bharat Karnad at IISc on 30 August 2011
Replies: 329
Views: 15039

Re: Talk by Bharat Karnad at IISc on 30 August 2011

Why does Bharat Karnad say India can produce only 20Kt weapons. Didn't Arun Prakash say that there should be no doubt about a 400Kt(?) boosted fission bomb.
by csharma
02 Sep 2011 07:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 887587

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/test-looms-for-china-over-india/story-e6frg6ux-1226127557284 Test looms for China over India The incident brings into the open India's strategic ambitions in Southeast Asia and, it appears, China's displeasure. However, the development of a security role in...
by csharma
21 Aug 2011 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 276053

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

RahulM, This is from the book called History of Marathas by Kincaid. These continual disasters broke the spirit of the imperial soldiery. Worn out by twenty years of war, they could only, if led by Zulfikar Khan, be made to face the Maratha horse. That is why I asked what was it about the Maratha ho...
by csharma
21 Aug 2011 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 276053

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Can someone highlight why the Mughals could not handle the Maratha horse? Especially from say 1700-1707.Was it the mobility that made them dangerous? Battle of Palkhed for example.
by csharma
19 Aug 2011 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 276053

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

When Marathas captured Aurangzeb, well almost Source: A history of Maratha people By C. A Kincaid and Rao Bahadur D. B. PARASNIS. pages 117-118 Seeing that the grand army was about to fall back, the Marathas strained every nerve to destroy it, before it reached a place of safety. Hamid-ud-din Khan ...
by csharma
19 Aug 2011 02:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 276053

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Was it Dhanaji Jadhav who came close to killing Aurangzeb when he was retreating from Deccan? One historian wrote that Jadhav could have killed Aurangzeb but was overawed by the royal camp of Aurangzeb.
by csharma
18 Aug 2011 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 276053

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

mentally I had always associated marathas with MH and MP ...didnt know they ranged so far and wide Marathas ruled over Orissa over quite a few decades. They had advanced upto Bengal. They were in Delhi, Punjab. Quite a big area under theor control but more like a confederacy. If they had won the 3r...
by csharma
04 Jul 2011 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 834757

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

How useful will this new 150 Km missile be in the China context?
by csharma
30 Jun 2011 09:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 834757

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Wiki talks about Agni 6 missile and says the source is a DRDO news letter. I could not find any reference to Agni 6 in the newsletter.

Can someone shed some light on the differences between Agni 5 and Agni 6? Thanks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agni-VI
by csharma
19 May 2011 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 167721

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

Nial Fergusson writes about Mughal India in the context of British. Where were the Mughals when the British were in India? Thought he was a historian.
by csharma
02 Apr 2011 14:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion
Replies: 1835
Views: 147936

Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Some of these NGOs might have been egged on by political parties aiming to politically benefit from American intervention in Gujarat riots. Subsequent events have shown that some of these NGOs have indulged in not the best practices. We also know what Namo told the CG about human rights when he met ...
by csharma
16 Jan 2011 00:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 216348

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2

What's with Americans advising India to reach out to Pakistan and resolve Kashmir. Ignatius crap and now Teresita Schaffer. Maybe something is cooking. That is why BJP is doing this flag hoisting yatra to Srinagar. Pakistan is not cooperating in Afghanistan, so India has to come up with concessions....
by csharma
06 Jan 2011 11:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 937645

Re: China Military Watch

Great achievement by China in getting to this stage so fast. Congratulations.
by csharma
21 Dec 2010 07:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion
Replies: 1835
Views: 147936

Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Just as Gandhi's assasination provided a cover for anti RSS operations, sections of Congress want to use "terror" charges to go after RSS.
by csharma
17 Dec 2010 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion
Replies: 1835
Views: 147936

Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

How can a potential reactionary threat will greater than the original threat. Saying Hindu extremist groups are more dangerous than LeT show a high degree of naivete. Wonder what he will do when he becomes the PM. Scary thought. No wonder Diggy Raja has been shouting hoarse about "Hindu" t...
by csharma
16 Dec 2010 02:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 251243

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Muppalla,

Digvijay’s latest: Advani helped RSS infiltrate government, media

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Digvijay- ... 35231.aspx
by csharma
11 Dec 2010 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 167721

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

Chinese analyst view of India Japan relations. http://china.org.cn/opinion/2010-12/11/content_21518845.htm Indo-Japanese relations in the post Cold-War era International relations in Asia are characterized by an unprecedented buildup in the power of China, Japan and India, in the context of the cont...
by csharma
11 Dec 2010 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 167721

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

China's finds India's presence at Oslo weird. http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-presence-at-Oslo-weird-China/Article1-636986.aspx I merely regard this vicious handout of prize an allied efforts to demonise China, unfortunately India joined the China bashing chorus, its weird for a former colonized...
by csharma
11 Dec 2010 03:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 251243

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

What is Barkha Dutt going to say now? "Working the sources". This lady is so shameless, she continues to appear on TV as if nothing has happened. Kudos to Outlook for publishing the tapes.

I think it is about time the Sarkari journalists are exposed.
by csharma
10 Dec 2010 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 834757

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Agni IIP successfully tested http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2010/dec/10/liveupdates.htm India successfully test fires Agni II: Just in: India test-fires modified version of Agni-II nuclear-capable intermediate range ballistic missile from Integrated Test Range off the Orissa coast despite incleme...
by csharma
09 Dec 2010 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 310106

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

There is no point in appeasing PRC. Not clear what India would have got in return for boycotting the Nobel Prize ceremony. How can such a thing be of such great importance to PRC? The question is why is India unilaterally offering concessions to Huawei inspite of security implications. What is the p...
by csharma
09 Dec 2010 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 167721

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

KS writes on what China is offering to US for peaceful co-existence. http://www.maritimeindia.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=632 It is asserted that the article represents only the views of the authors who include John Milligan-Whyte and Dai Min, authors of China and America's ...
by csharma
08 Dec 2010 10:27
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 316137

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

From Economist World in 2011, India's GDP size appears to be at no 9. This seems to be the highest ever on that list. As I was saying earlier, some of the WB, IMF, CIA numbers on Wiki show India at 12th. For example I have a hard time believing that Russian economy was bigger than Indian economy in ...
by csharma
08 Dec 2010 01:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Welcome Back Pakistan: Blast in Varanasi at ghat near temple
Replies: 352
Views: 20573

Re: Welcome Back Pakistan: Blast in Varanasi at ghat near te

Heart rending to know that a two year old has died. When is this going to stop? The people of India need to rise up and ask for accountability from the people who are ruling them.

Didn't the US ambassador say that if India did not reacted to 26/11, it will never react.
by csharma
05 Dec 2010 10:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4683
Views: 316219

Re: Deterrence

IIRC, one of ex IAF chief (maybe Tipnis) had said that if we know Pakistan is going to drop nukes on us, we are not going to sit quiet or something to that effect.

The change could be prompted by the prospect of two front war that India is factoring in as a real possibility.
by csharma
05 Dec 2010 00:38
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 316137

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

The Economist World in 2011 shows India's GDP in excess of 1.8 trillion dollars. For some reason, IMF, WB, etc always have smaller numbers. This also means that by 2012 India will a 2 trillion dollar economy. http://www.economist.com/node/17510318 GDP growth: 8.2% GDP: $1,832bn (PPP: $4,508bn) Infla...
by csharma
28 Nov 2010 04:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 336595

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

From Orbat # Second batch of two Indian mountain divisions under raising The first batch of two was for the Northeast; the second division will complete raising in March 2011. The next batch of two is for Ladakh, and we thought they would be raised in 2012-2014, but but it seems raising is already u...
by csharma
26 Nov 2010 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 336595

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Everyone can have any kind of view. Only time will tell which version turns out to be true. For example, Germans had poor opinion of Russians during WWII. In the end, the German views of Russians turned out to be wrong. The Pakistanis had some view about Hindus prior to 65 war. That did not turn out...
by csharma
22 Nov 2010 12:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 647881

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

It does not seem like Arihant can target a lot of cities in the country to the north of India with 3500 km range. I am assuming Arihnat is sitting somewhere close to Vizag.

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