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by pankajs
04 Oct 2020 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^
Absolutely what I myself was going to write. How do we know that they weren't CON workers doing the bidding of the High command?
by pankajs
04 Oct 2020 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2793
Views: 509624

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

What is legal? Might is right till someone else decides to change the status again.
by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2793
Views: 509624

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

Explains the 3 main Chinese claim lines lines that one needs to know when trying to understand their negotiating position in Ladakh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5kgfqQqVUk
The Nub Of India-China Boundary Row

by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 1088736

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

However, Agni-1 does have higher payload capacity that would be useful at the maximum range. As is the case in India in most such cases, I expect the current Agni-1's to be in service while additions to the class will likely mostly be nuke tipped Shauryas. I expect the road-mobile systems to mostly...
by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 17:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Bhell, https://twitter.com/SirJambavan/status/1312129558699622402 Been following this over the past week. Interesting turn of events. If it would set a precedent to pull Silicon Valley out of its self dug SocJus abyss, it would be good. Silicon Valley shows how technical smartness doesn't mean emoti...
by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 1088736

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Not surprising on the "New" tag ... Sagarika was tested as late as 2018 and would have changes over the last version of Shaurya that was know to have been tested. In the strategic force, Shaurya will most likely replace Agni-1. It is easier to operate when compared to the older and bulkier...
by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 16:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Data that exposes the sickular proclivities of our intellectuals ... Useful especially because Hindus are not in this equation. https://twitter.com/anshul_aliganj/status/1312124681017651210 He is Maimonides. A 12th centuryJewish philosopher from Cordoba Spain.He was a Torah Scholar, Rabbi, Physician...
by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 15:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

French Prez ⁦@EmmanuelMacron ⁩ plans tough laws to tackle "Islamist separatism" & defend secular values. #Macron said some of France's 6M Muslims r forming a "counter-society" that needed stricter oversight of schools & foreign funding of mosques . Yep ... France at leas...
by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Here is more proof ... https://twitter.com/OpIndia_com/status/1311990245055848448 Hathras case l eaked audio: India Today journalist pesters brother of victim for a confession video of father saying ‘there is pressure from administration’ #OpIndiaExclusive https://twitter.com/Chaiti/status/131205528...
by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 14:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Embedded screenshots. Coupta up to his usual tricks in the service of the anti-BJP narrative and/or family ... https://twitter.com/swati_gs/status/1311704936711819264 So Print has done a hit-job on me. Says I run a Twitter campaign called ‘love jihad’ even when I never use this term and report fact...
by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2793
Views: 509624

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

Just started watching ... for those interested ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Ae17ksEhc
The Border Crisis and the Future of India-China Relations

by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2793
Views: 509624

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

For those interested ... About a Chinese move around Mera La and Thang La in their approach to Yangtse, Arunachal Pradesh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecuaJaL3TFw
When Army Thwarted Chinese Move On Arunachal Border During Kargil
by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2793
Views: 509624

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

Nothing new ... http://chintan.indiafoundation.in/articles/chinas-perceptions-of-conflict-with-india/ India’s resistance to an “expansionist mindset” has become a stumbling block for China’s onward march for supremacy in Asia as witnessed with the nearly five-month long standoff between the troops. ...
by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Embedded source link .. https://twitter.com/ruchirsharma_1/status/1312000280255500288 "[Macron] announced the government would present a draft law in December aimed at strengthening secularism in France, against what he described as "Islamist separatism" in the country . "Islam ...
by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 1088736

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Shaurya, the land version of Sagarika, is a good replacement for Agni-1. Don't rule out the possibility of nuke tipped Shaurya yet.

GOI talk of deployment only applied to conventionally tipped missile. Nuke tipped missile deployment is never discussed in public.
by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 12:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Embedded source link .. https://twitter.com/ruchirsharma_1/status/1312000280255500288 "[Macron] announced the government would present a draft law in December aimed at strengthening secularism in France, against what he described as "Islamist separatism" in the country . "Islam i...
by pankajs
03 Oct 2020 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 1088736

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

We don't know that Shaurya has NOT been manufactured just as we don't know anything about the production facilities and numbers for the Agni series. Afterall, its primary role was strategic (nuclear) under the Sagarika project/program. All we know is that Shaurya was cleared for production long back...
by pankajs
02 Oct 2020 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2793
Views: 509624

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

https://twitter.com/sneheshphilip/status/1311904192395702272 Chinese propoganda posted this photo to depict launchers positioned by PLA . After they realised that the curved shape of launchers gave away the fact that they are inflated baloons painted over they have now removed this photo. https://pb...
by pankajs
02 Oct 2020 17:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/timesofindia/status/1311848377416658944 84% of all crimes against Dalits took place in 9 states Read this and more in today's #TimesTop10: Special stories of the day, curated by our editors, delivered to your inbox https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjSdcdrUwAEF-T8?format=jpg&name=s...
by pankajs
02 Oct 2020 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5280
Views: 996221

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

WSJ link embedded ...

https://twitter.com/warren_bass/status/ ... 2956355586
"Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s signature foreign-policy vision, the Belt and Road Initiative, is actually poorly defined and horribly mismanaged," writes @HillmanJE.
by pankajs
02 Oct 2020 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5172
Views: 1067756

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Within reasonable limits, necessary capital expenditure should be pushed through even when the yearly budget is exhausted and GOI's fiscal limits have to be stretched a bit. Especially for domestically produced equipment that has > 60% local content by value. With the above understanding, orders for...
by pankajs
02 Oct 2020 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2793
Views: 509624

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

Well well ...

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1311741997317644288
A @USNavy P-8 getting some gas at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands last week. (Photo/@djdiglipur)
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by pankajs
02 Oct 2020 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5172
Views: 1067756

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Saar, unfortunately, the ALH Dhruv is expensive. It's price in 2008 was 5.7 Million USD or about ₹ 41 crore at the time. Might be about ₹ 120-140 crore today, after discounts, for International Customers, where there are no takers, due to high price , and perceived reliability issues / crashes in L...
by pankajs
02 Oct 2020 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Politics of rape in India ... from twitter. No matter how distasteful a subject it has to be stated ...

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by pankajs
02 Oct 2020 12:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Embedded screenshots. Coupta up to his usual tricks in the service of the anti-BJP narrative and/or family ... https://twitter.com/swati_gs/status/1311704936711819264 So Print has done a hit-job on me. Says I run a Twitter campaign called ‘love jihad’ even when I never use this term and report facts...
by pankajs
02 Oct 2020 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Embedded screenshots ... with each passing day new masala was added to the case to take it where it has gone with Allahabad HC now taking suo moto notice and calling in the full admin for explanations! https://twitter.com/BefittingFacts/status/1311679809190125568 T his is the 1st news report on #Hat...
by pankajs
02 Oct 2020 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Again note the political overtone of the reporting ... Similar incident around the same time from the same state! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjPSSjTVkAINRbM?format=jpg&name=small 1. "brutal" gang rape vs "alleged" gang rape 2. by upper caste men vs two people. 3. Clarificati...
by pankajs
02 Oct 2020 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9047
Views: 1182947

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This is what politicking is about ... Either you take suo moto on all such cases or at least in the week in question or you leave it to the Admin. Selective Suo Moto is political. https://twitter.com/PTI_News/status/1311681603358261249 The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court takes suo motu cognisa...
by pankajs
02 Oct 2020 11:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2793
Views: 509624

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1311681683347795974 As some of our retired generals have observed, the PLAGF's current deployments do *not* seem suitable for launching a major offensive. But, the Chinese have brought in a lot of precision guided munitions into theatre & India should be very ...
by pankajs
01 Oct 2020 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2793
Views: 509624

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

https://theprint.in/defence/underground-fuel-dumps-freeze-proof-fuel-mobile-atcs-how-army-is-prepping-for-ladakh-winter/514491/ Underground fuel dumps, freeze-proof fuel, mobile ATCs — How Army is prepping for Ladakh winter New Delhi: Underground fuel dumps with a capacity of four lakh litres each, ...
by pankajs
01 Oct 2020 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 551027

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

From an OSINT handle ... with a pinch of salt. https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1311609141098618882 Bharat Forge's 155 mmx39 calibre Ultra Light Howitzer developed jointly with DRDO has been successfully trialed at the Long Proof Range (LPR) Khamaria in Jabalpur . A total of 24 rounds were...
by pankajs
01 Oct 2020 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 551027

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

https://twitter.com/manupubby/status/1311624697121959937 India ropes in private sector to upgrade Soviet origin Pechora surface to air systems. Alpha Design beats BEL, signs Rs 591 cr contract with defence ministry. Old SAMs are still being retained. Is it because we cannot build Akash fast enough o...
by pankajs
01 Oct 2020 17:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 551027

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Embedded video ... https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1311629743125532672 From today's #ATGM firing. https://twitter.com/DRDO_India/status/1311625629205327872 Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile was successfully tested , defeating a target located at longer range. The test was conducted from MBT...
by pankajs
01 Oct 2020 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 551027

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1311630806574600193 CCS approves $1.06 billion project to establish Army Static Switched Communication Network (ASCON)-Phase IV Network . Current ATMT will be upgraded to use Internet Protocol/MPLS tech via medium like satellites, microwave radios etc. https:...
by pankajs
01 Oct 2020 17:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2063
Views: 507136

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

IMO, what Nawaz means is that the good Tomahawk was handed over to China, who studied it and incorporate whatever they could glean into their own Tomahawk clone and passed a version back to Bakistan.
by pankajs
01 Oct 2020 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2793
Views: 509624

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

I am with @tsarkar on this. Small incision across the commonly percievd LAC such that it cannot be denied and will mean a bigger loss of face than the current status. It can still be within the Indian claim line BUT a visible loss of control for the Chinese. It does not have to be an invasion nor ca...
by pankajs
01 Oct 2020 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 1088736

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^
Good point. Very useful against high valued fixed targets on our land borders.
by pankajs
01 Oct 2020 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2793
Views: 509624

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

^^
Plus, IIRC, the Chinese recently claimed to have developed/deployed Lasers powerful enough to disable satellites, maybe no the Geocentric ones but the Earth observation ones.

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