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by csharma
10 Jan 2021 13:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 536
Views: 123406

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

When will the Tejas FOC version fighters be produced. Looks like it is going super slow
by csharma
10 Jan 2021 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

shyamd, Thanks. The Jayadev Ranade article which summarises what Chinese scholars are writing, says that the they expect India to occupy mountain passes or something like that.

So, it is quite possible that they are aware of possible next steps. They may not know the details obviously.
by csharma
10 Jan 2021 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

shyamd, what would be Indian objectives for an offensive? Would the Chinese not retaliate heavily?
by csharma
08 Jan 2021 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

Chinese have a big problem with Modi. Jayadev Ranade writes on what Chinese scholars on India are writing

https://www.vifindia.org/article/2021/j ... iews-india
by csharma
30 Dec 2020 08:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

I think China will not disengage unless India agrees to restore ties and behave as if nothing happened. They will not release military pressure without getting that in return. It will be difficult for India to do that. They are also using Russia to put pressure on India on quad. The way India can ge...
by csharma
18 Dec 2020 14:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

Ranade does not say that China will succeed. He just says that is their desire. He said folks like Gen Kulkarni and his successors will deny them a victory.
by csharma
18 Dec 2020 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

Jayadev Ranade had said that in the TV interview. Lt Gen Kulkarni was present as well. here is an article by him https://stratnewsglobal.com/lac-impasse-india-needs-to-think-out-of-the-box-to-pressure-china/ Given the pressure he is under, especially domestically, Xi Jinping cannot be seen to be bac...
by csharma
17 Dec 2020 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

Jayadev Ranade had said a few months back that China would like to deliver a knock out punch which would establish China as the victor. That would put India out of Asian power scene for a long time just like the 1962 war did. But IA will not allow that. Maybe they are searching for a window of oppor...
by csharma
16 Dec 2020 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

This report indicates that there will be a long standoff. Prof Kondapalli also says that. https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/India-and-China-dig-in-for-harsh-winter-on-disputed-border We are firmed in. As is the other side. At this juncture, it would be difficult for us to with...
by csharma
16 Dec 2020 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

What shyamd is saying matches what Shishir Gupta wrote. China expects India to climb down and normalize ties in the coming months.
by csharma
16 Dec 2020 04:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

So PLA does not want to attack ? Just wants to wait out. I thought they wanted to give a knock out punch
by csharma
16 Dec 2020 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

Sushant Singh is a known BJP and Modi baiter, no?
by csharma
14 Dec 2020 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

I think India will stand firm. But I don't get what Shishir Gupta is saying. If India accepts the changes at LAC, does it mean China accepts that India will keep the Kailash range heights?
by csharma
14 Dec 2020 04:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

Here is the article. https://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/china-wants-india-to-accept-the-new-normal-on-lac-and-move-on-analysis/story-7eET62eKf4ICfwkknL5VJK.html While India wants China to restore status quo ante of April 2020, Beijing apparently feels that Modi government will come to terms wit...
by csharma
14 Dec 2020 04:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

Shishir Gupta writes in HT that China wants India to accept the new normal and normalize ties in the coming few months. I think Lavrov's statement also implies that Russia wants India to normalize ties with China. That would be hard for the govt to do. Does it mean that India will keep the heights i...
by csharma
26 Nov 2020 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3511
Views: 715898

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

All this talk of sending messages is not very meaningful. It has not changed Chinese behavior one bit.
Well one thing is for sure, PLA has not attacked so far. From their point of view, it does look a little odd that they are in a stalemate and not winning easily.
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: 3511
Views: 715898

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: 3511
Views: 715898

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: 3511
Views: 715898

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: 3511
Views: 715898

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: 3511
Views: 715898

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: 4207
Views: 1227364

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: 4207
Views: 1227364

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: 3511
Views: 715898

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: 3511
Views: 715898

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: 3511
Views: 715898

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: 3511
Views: 715898

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: 3511
Views: 715898

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1022392

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1022392

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1022392

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1022392

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1022392

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: 4207
Views: 1227364

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1022392

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: 2018
Views: 221104

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: 2018
Views: 221104

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: 2018
Views: 221104

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: 2018
Views: 221104

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...

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