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by pankajs
01 Oct 2020 03:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9088
Views: 1189308

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Watch the embedded video ... BIF trying to create a news situation around the unfortunate & ghastly incident. https://twitter.com/KapilMishra_IND/status/1311272061487194112 BIG: सौरभ भारद्वाज को दलितों ने धक्के मार मार कर भगाया हाथरस मामलें में भड़काने गए पिटाई से डरकर भागते सौरभ, दिल्ली पुलिस न...
by pankajs
01 Oct 2020 01:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9088
Views: 1189308

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1311262161092648962 The victim died yesterday in Delhi. After the post-mortem, the funeral was conducted with the consent of the family members & in their presence as the body was putrefying . The details of the examination will soon be out and shared: Prashant Kum...
by pankajs
01 Oct 2020 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9088
Views: 1189308

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sensitivity of the case and vested interest's trying to fish in troubled waters.
by pankajs
01 Oct 2020 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9088
Views: 1189308

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

folks - what happened in UP rape case - mainly why did the police burn the body without involving the girl's family? The family was involved in the performance of the last rite of the girls body. There are videos of the family when the body is consigned to the flames. However, it seems the bolice d...
by pankajs
30 Sep 2020 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092444

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Notam has been issued for a test of missile for 715 Kms , 25 Kms and 320 Kms. Speculation is the tests could be for the new Agni-1P, QRSAM 1st user trial and for Pralay missile. Let's wait for the official news and hope for lungy dance moments There is another missile whose official {ref:wiki} rang...
by pankajs
30 Sep 2020 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5172
Views: 1068264

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

No reference provided ... FWIW https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1311173810255781888 So the flyaway cost of HAL LCH is Rs 125 crores ($17 million) . Pretty good. OK .. found a Business Standrad report talking of it https://www.business-standard.com/article/defence/hal-agrees-to-build-light-co...
by pankajs
30 Sep 2020 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

There are only a few path for mass injection of troops and the Chinese are deployed in strength at those very openings. Plus, the equation of 10 attackers to 1 defenders gets reversed with China the defender and India the attacker. Has India built up anywhere close to that ratio in the Depsang plain...
by pankajs
30 Sep 2020 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

I am not sure if i am reading it correct - but India by amassing troops in Ladakh may have forced Chinese to amass and they would do so in Depsang plains as that is the only available space . Now with such huge concentration - if War breaks out then only choice for PLA with this huge mass is to att...
by pankajs
30 Sep 2020 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

Not sure if this is the right thread but here it goes ... mods let me know if it needs to be moved somewhere else. https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1310981478990323712 Azeri Harop loitering drone infiltrated and damaged an Armenian AD S-300PMU2 system. India also has the same Harop system . ...
by pankajs
30 Sep 2020 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092444

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

P-800 "Oniks-M", a version of the the grandfather of Brahmos is supposed to have a range of 800 km. Here is an interesting bit of info ... https://tass.com/defense/1079734 Russia develops seaborne cruise missile with increased range capability — sources Indian Head of BrahMos Aerospace Joi...
by pankajs
30 Sep 2020 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

News is coming that Pakistan is planning to make GB a 5th province... Let's say Pakistan changes its constitution to include GB as fifth province, then India will have every right to attack Pakistan... Infact, it will become a prestige issue for India and we will have to attack Pak if & when it...
by pankajs
30 Sep 2020 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

Chinese View: India thinks it has got the better of China, so it can dare China - Prof. Liu Zhongyi, Indian Defence Review Never had any admiration for Chinese diplomacy. The following is supposedly the reason given by a 'noted' intellectual in China on why China is unwilling either to resolve the ...
by pankajs
30 Sep 2020 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

Thanks RaviB and SSridhar! Generally I’m not too keen on just mocking the Chinese stink tank pronouncements. It’s more interesting to know who influences them. As for what they have to actually say, I prefer to see that in terms of the show business dictum - there’s no such thing as bad publicity. ...
by pankajs
29 Sep 2020 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9088
Views: 1189308

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/utkarsh_aanand/status/1310890269861015553 #Delhi High Court allows early hearing on appeals by CBI & ED against acquittal of all accused in 2G scam. Hearing begins from Oct 5 on a day to day basis . 2G appeals expedited Fast tracked hearing day to day. A note from one junro w...
by pankajs
29 Sep 2020 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092444

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Shaurya or more precisely Sagarika (K-15) has been productionized per reports where as Nirbhay was in full TD mode only. To me Shaurya seems a more likely candidate to be deployed at the LAC. The other possibility is P-800 "Oniks-M" clone may be revealed. Lastly DDMitis cannot be ruled out.
by pankajs
29 Sep 2020 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

Modi does not even acknowledge Taiwan's president's birthday wish for him on twitter and India will start taking China on Tibet?!! In Indian diplomacy everything is slow and incremental . Tibet will be put on the table along with the rest but we will have to wait for a while. Right now India is foc...
by pankajs
29 Sep 2020 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3505
Views: 740108

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

How will more Netra aircraft be obtained when Embrarer is blacklisted? I always felt that India made a mistake by blacklisting Embraer. Instead it should have imposed a penalty, asked for a reduced price adjusted for kickbacks and ordered more planes when the weather was clear. Trying to build up du...
by pankajs
29 Sep 2020 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

Modi does not even acknowledge Taiwan's president's birthday wish for him on twitter and India will start taking China on Tibet?!! In Indian diplomacy everything is slow and incremental. Tibet will be put on the table along with the rest but we will have to wait for a while. Right now India is focus...
by pankajs
29 Sep 2020 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5283
Views: 997598

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

India-China Conflict Is Bad for the Planet, By NITISH PAHWA Another chavanni-athanni specimen for your edification, also begging Unkli liberalissimo public to please please scold India no? Becoz environment and also starving Indians dying off. India’s blowback has put the subcontinent in way in ove...
by pankajs
29 Sep 2020 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092444

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Either DDMitis or signalling to China on counter deployment. Given that it was in TD mode unlikely to have more than 5 in inventory and a couple more than can be built in the labs. It still is a lab project. However, there is another possibility where India *might* be talking of a 1000km missile tha...
by pankajs
28 Sep 2020 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/after-rohtang-focus-now-on-shinku-la-tunnel-amid-tension-in-himalayas/articleshow/78346269.cms After Rohtang, focus now on Shinku La tunnel amid tension in Himalayas Officials admit the construction of the Shinku La tunnel alone is more viable in comparison ...
by pankajs
28 Sep 2020 00:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3743
Views: 704706

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Don't know if this is true .. FWIW https://twitter.com/saisrini129/status/1309658530199162881 *DID ANYONE NOTICE THE EIGHT BIG STEPS TAKEN IN 10 DAYS BY THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS IN J&K ?* 1. 5 Lakh Hindu-Sikh Families Became Jammu & Kashmir Domiciles. 2. All Perks/Facilities Withdrawn Fr...
by pankajs
27 Sep 2020 13:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5283
Views: 997598

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

I read somewhere a while back that at one point the west considered Chinese as whites.

May be power transfer from whites to whites is not as terrible as power transfer to browns or blacks.
by pankajs
27 Sep 2020 13:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9088
Views: 1189308

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ Not asking "requesting" a bail-out is how I see it. Baby penguin is know for his closeness to the Gen-Z of bollywood including Karan Johar. It is not too far-fetched to image baby penguin partying with the lot regularly. Plus the fact that EVEY one who is called in for questioning by NC...
by pankajs
27 Sep 2020 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9088
Views: 1189308

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Raut met Fadnavis for over 3 hours. Seems like someone is sena is in pain and requesting a bail-out.
by pankajs
26 Sep 2020 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5283
Views: 997598

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

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/food-shortages-in-china-might-push-xi-jinping-to-take-drastic-actions-against-taiwan-elsewhere/articleshow/78329138.cms Food shortages in China might push Xi Jinping to take drastic actions against Taiwan and elsewhere NEW DELHI: Chi...
by pankajs
26 Sep 2020 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5283
Views: 997598

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

https://www.wsj.com/articles/beijing-frets-over-losing-control-of-tiktok-as-it-debates-apps-fate-11601044211 Beijing Frets Over Losing Control of TikTok as It Debates App’s Fate Officials at China’s Commerce Ministry have pored over U.S. media reports about the deal, and have been troubled by confli...
by pankajs
26 Sep 2020 14:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9088
Views: 1189308

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.thequint.com/news/politics/ ... jd-bjp-jdu
NDA Set to Win Bihar Despite Anger Against Nitish: CVoter Survey

The NDA could win 141-161 seats ahead of UPA at 64-84. 56.7% said they are angry with the Nitish Kumar government.
by pankajs
26 Sep 2020 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9088
Views: 1189308

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Note the Orgs and people involved.

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by pankajs
26 Sep 2020 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 551197

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

The meat of the piece is behind paywall ... https://www.business-standard.com/article/defence/india-invites-israeli-companies-to-meet-130-billion-weapons-need-120092401665_1.html India invites Israeli companies to meet $130 billion weapons need Defence ministry sets target of 70 per cent self-relian...
by pankajs
26 Sep 2020 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 551197

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

1. Wasn't there a call for a single ISR backbone? If that happens then 30 can be parked with this entity and managed centrally. 2. We do need enhancements to our ISR capabilities which is woefully short as has been proved during the current Indo-China standoff. I don't consider this deal as hafta fo...
by pankajs
26 Sep 2020 01:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9088
Views: 1189308

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/SanamF24/status/1309439620585791489 Breaking: reports of an attack near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo here in #Paris. Three are said to have been injured. #f24 For context, this is happening as a French court is hearing testimonies from the Charlie Hebdo trial. 14 suspects ...
by pankajs
26 Sep 2020 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

Pankajs as usual, you are making things too complex . For China, there is no border defined and they will keep pushing our green, grey and red - imaginary lines. It is unfortunate but I haven’t seen single statement from GoI that we have clear border as depicted in the Indian map. There are no colo...
by pankajs
25 Sep 2020 23:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9088
Views: 1189308

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/anirbanganguly/status/1309356907199492097 Last 48 hours #CBI raids 13 locations across #WestBengal exposing entrenched #CattleSmuggling racket & network. Senior retd police officers from the State say this is unprecedented in the history of #WestBengal, has not happened in 73...
by pankajs
25 Sep 2020 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

This will not apply to y-junction because as you yourself note, it applies to Indian positions. There is no Indian position at the y-junction. Y-junction is just a point on the regular patrol path. Isn't Y-Junction not on Indian side of LAC? Or has the LAC moved west beyond this point?? Why should ...
by pankajs
25 Sep 2020 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

I wanted to make this point for a while now but kept forgetting ... The FACT that the Chinese are able to intercept Indian troops @ y-junction simply means that they are *watching* our Burtse camp without doubt. There is simply no other way to detect, mobilize and move up to the y-junction 1st befo...
by pankajs
25 Sep 2020 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

Reading on twitter that India has cautioned China that IA will open fire if PLA tried to mob or run over Indian positions . So will this also apply to Y-Junction where PLA stops IA from moving ahead by mobbing?? This will not apply to y-junction because as you yourself note, it applies to Indian po...
by pankajs
25 Sep 2020 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517046

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

You've a point - agreed. But like you say - we're closer to that area - then we should push for the Chinese sooner or later will establish permanent positions (Then they won't be 30 kms from their nearest post) - if not for tactical advantage - just to maintain the pressure upon us, keep us tied do...

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