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by csharma
21 Oct 2020 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2428
Views: 406128

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

shyamd wrote: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.


So Biden admin will also be tough on China? I would think that would be the case.
by csharma
21 Oct 2020 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2428
Views: 406128

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

What is so brilliant about these guys? C Raja Mohan keeps talking of power asymmetry. Menon of Sharm el Sheikh says India should not get close to US.
by csharma
21 Oct 2020 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2428
Views: 406128

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

My guess is that they are waiting for US to go into election frenzy and post election turmoil (it may not be a peaceful transfer of power in the US this time) and use that as a window to make a short incursion and make localised attack on India, cause some Indian casualties to avenge Galwan, cause ...
by csharma
20 Oct 2020 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2428
Views: 406128

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

The question is what are PLA and PRC getting by just sitting at LAC and doing nothing. I think they will try to strike at some opportune moment.
by csharma
18 Oct 2020 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2428
Views: 406128

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

China might do a quick strike and proclaim victory. They might be looking for an opportunity. Jayadev Ranade spoke about this.

Of course IA is there to deny them this opportunity.
by csharma
03 Oct 2020 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030108

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I don’t think the land version will have nukes. Will most likely have conventional warhead. But maybe they were manufacturing K 15s
by csharma
03 Oct 2020 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030108

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why Shaurya was not inducted till now? Did the armed forces not feel a need for this. Did they not think of a situation along LAC?
by csharma
10 Sep 2020 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2428
Views: 406128

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

With XJP staking so much on the Ladakh situation, action is likely after the FM talks. Hope IA can deliver a bloody nose.
by csharma
09 Sep 2020 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2428
Views: 406128

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

After India took the heights in South Pangong, it is expected that China will mount some kind of operation to dislodge IA from the heights.

The question is can India try an operation to evict them from finger 4 and Gogra area?
by csharma
07 Sep 2020 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2428
Views: 406128

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

SSridhar, yes your list makes sense. Most likely they want to show that they are the boss of ASIA
by csharma
07 Sep 2020 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2428
Views: 406128

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

Based on that FT article, the crux of China's problem seems to India developing defence infrastructure in Ladakh. That is why they are making new claims to affect the infrastructure development.
by csharma
07 Sep 2020 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2428
Views: 406128

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

Looks like Beijing wants some action on the ground.

https://twitter.com/AmyKazmin/status/13 ... 5421215744

IYMI: Yun Sun of @Stimson_EAsia
tells @FinancialTimes
that Beijing feels "a rough consensus on the line of control can only be settled on the ground.
by csharma
06 Sep 2020 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968097

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

China will also think twice before provoking India because now India can also do a countermove.
by csharma
06 Sep 2020 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968097

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

Mountain Strike Corps showed what they are made of. Instead of being defensive everywhere, India needs to attack like this.
by csharma
06 Sep 2020 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968097

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

https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/indian-offensive-retake-chinese-seized-territory-hidden-story The story of India's military action late last month. Surprised and shocked, the Chinese mustered their club wielding troops and advanced towards the positions now held by the Indians. More shock wa...
by csharma
06 Sep 2020 03:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968097

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

I meant drama by China. They did all this drama.
by csharma
06 Sep 2020 02:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968097

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

I see. Most likely India will use the latest move as a negotiation tactic. But hard to see China agreeing to status quo ante after all this drama.
by csharma
06 Sep 2020 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030108

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There was some news about a test around August 20-22. But I don't think we saw any press release regarding the same. Does anyone have any info
by csharma
06 Sep 2020 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968097

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

Can IA hold the heights it has occupied recently through winter? If yes, India has less reasons to push for status quo ante.
by csharma
28 Nov 2011 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2010
Views: 207173

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: 2010
Views: 207173

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: 2010
Views: 207173

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: 2010
Views: 207173

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: 2010
Views: 207173

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: 2851
Views: 242322

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: 20861

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: 20861

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: 20861

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: 20861

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1001614

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: 2452
Views: 351683

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: 2452
Views: 351683

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: 2452
Views: 351683

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: 2452
Views: 351683

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: 2452
Views: 351683

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 937141

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 937141

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: 2010
Views: 207173

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.

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