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by DavidD
15 Aug 2017 10:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

There's no metric to quantify what 'people take seriously' . Really what is it that people do take seriously anyway ? 'China's Got Talent' ? We are talking about people's opinion in a country where people's opinion means squat . The Global Times is an arm of People's Daily, the official mouthpiece ...
by DavidD
15 Aug 2017 05:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Eh, we can debate the semantics on how to describe GT, or we can just agree that it's not a publication people take seriously. And while you're checking out the Chinese version of GT, you should also check out the Chinese version of say People's Daily or Xinhua and see if you can still find any news...
by DavidD
15 Aug 2017 00:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Foreign affairs rarely have an impact on domestic politics. The U.S. sailed 2 carriers into the Taiwan Straits in '96 and then bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade in' 99, Jiang Zemin did nothing and got to stay as the top military leader for 2 years longer than his political career. You're just ...
by DavidD
13 Aug 2017 11:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3546
Views: 537387

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Russia used T72B3 as well, which has the most powerful engine of all the tanks present at 1130hp, same as the Indian T90 though the T90 weighs a bit more.
by DavidD
12 Aug 2017 04:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The Chinese language is very metaphor and adage based, formal Chinese even more so. For example, instead of saying "I'll make an example of him", a Chinese would say "I'll kill the chicken to scare the monkey." All languages have metaphors and adages, but comparing English and Ch...
by DavidD
11 Aug 2017 23:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3546
Views: 537387

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Manish_P wrote:Some details about the penalties here - 2017 Army Games International

Check out the section on Penalties at the bottom of the page..


You're right, thanks! An extra lap, quite severe penalty actually, I guess that's why some of the participants stretch it to like 40, 50 mins or even more.
by DavidD
11 Aug 2017 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

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by DavidD
11 Aug 2017 07:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

If US strikes NoKo, China could lash out at India. Hence all these peremptory moves. Soon Agni 5 will be alerted. I think China would be quite preoccupied with NoKo if the US strikes them. But really, all this war talk is nonsense, nobody's striking anybody. Wars are small vs. small, big (as in geo...
by DavidD
11 Aug 2017 02:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3546
Views: 537387

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

The tank biathlon is primarily a speed test, that's why Russian T-72s with their suped up 1200hp engines always come out ahead. Indian T90S and Chinese T-96Bs are a bit weaker in the engine department, so will lag behind a bit. Anyhow, the next stage is relay races, which includes firing on the move...
by DavidD
05 Aug 2017 22:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Foreign affairs rarely have an impact on domestic politics. The U.S. sailed 2 carriers into the Taiwan Straits in '96 and then bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade in' 99, Jiang Zemin did nothing and got to stay as the top military leader for 2 years longer than his political career.
by DavidD
05 Aug 2017 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

It's damn expensive in the US, though insurance covers it. Screening is easy though, so a systemic screening program can be done. Hep B is a much bigger problem in Asia, I don't know how Asian militaries view it.
by DavidD
05 Aug 2017 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Hep C is pretty treatable now though. Not too sure about myopia in the military, but I doubt any air force accepts pilots with any eye condition. Even 20/20 may not be good enough.
by DavidD
02 Aug 2017 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

That's not a laser weapon, that's a telescope.
by DavidD
02 Aug 2017 07:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

IIRC, during last year's biathlon, the ZTZ-96 appeared to show a superior fire on the move capability than whatever mark of T-72 the Russians had brought with them. Where the T-72 had to practically stop and fire, the ZTZ only slowed down, shot off a shell, and took off again. Here's a video of it....
by DavidD
02 Aug 2017 03:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Eleven's predecessors used the same mistake in attacking war-ravaged Vietnam. 100,000 est. killed, total loss in war. If NoKo army fights, it may be long and bloody for the far less war-like PLA and indeed a resounding defeat. But beyond that I cannot fault that scenario. OTOH, I cannot see why Ele...
by DavidD
01 Aug 2017 11:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

There are some cultural similarities, closer to the Hans than the Mongols for sure, closer than the Manchus historically as well. The Manchus are much closer to the Mongols than to the Hans or the Koreans both culturally and linguistically. The Mongols/Manchus were descendants of nomads, and they us...
by DavidD
01 Aug 2017 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Here's another video on Rear Admiral Ma Weiming, of interest is the first video of the IEPS he's developing (midway through the video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFeqFbBPND0 Short summary: Dr. Ma received the 8/1 medal for his medium-voltage DC propulsion system, which has been described in th...
by DavidD
01 Aug 2017 10:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Sir, Tibet has to be liberated so that it would for ever be the buffer between yellow Hans and brown Hindu, (they are yellow, but deeply into Buddhism.) Yeah certainly, (ofcourse not by Design but by naievety) we could dislodge a great burden to China for all these years, but this time as we have r...
by DavidD
01 Aug 2017 10:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

i am betting on DT going 'wild' soon and pushing the button that inflicts pain on Noko without consulting japan and soko-they will get the memo after the VLS tubes are all cleared out. it will have to be a massive strike else noko will lash back at soko border tracts. and the strike will have to be...
by DavidD
01 Aug 2017 03:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

No. Despite China's hubris regarding its military prowess, it cannot hope to intervene in Pakistan as massively and rapidly as it would take to prevent the dissection of Pakistan by Indian forces. As we can see, China cannot even bring substantial forces to bear in Doka La without presenting ample ...
by DavidD
01 Aug 2017 03:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

If China gets directly involved in Pakistan, which was the premise of the conversation, then the chance of Pakistan successfully resisting an Indian invasion by conventional means increases and the chance of a nuclear confrontation decreases, no?
by DavidD
01 Aug 2017 02:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

they are welcome to meddle in kashmir . It makes things simpler for India as well . If you didnt understand what i meant , a limited "nuke" war will rightly mean a full blown nuke war with China . No use hiding behind paki generals and cocking a "nuclear" snook at India . The Ch...
by DavidD
01 Aug 2017 01:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

One more observation to share. This esclation is going to die down with time. As the esclation or present stand off will be counterproductive for China from military and economic point of view. The Chinese have the entire Jihadi regular and non regular army avilable at their disposal in western sec...
by DavidD
31 Jul 2017 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

You can see how the wheel broke off here, seems like that wheel hit a bump particularly hard and got sheared off. BzdJFLDGaNg The damage is likely done earlier during a collision with the Iranian team's tank, you can see the Iranian tank hitting the Chinese tank (109) at that exact spot: w5Jn9yYHYpM
by DavidD
31 Jul 2017 11:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

^^Actually, what is more likely to happen is that people will simply stop buying anything that says "Made in China", or eventually anything that even "looks like" being made in China... On the other hand if it says "Made in Vietnam", that may boost parts sales to Vietn...
by DavidD
31 Jul 2017 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

i think it was going over a series of speedbreaker things which are standard in tank test ranges...made of concrete and it tests the independent suspension of each wheel making it move up and down like a milipedes legs. each wheel looks like its attached by 10 bolts seen on the outside...whatever r...
by DavidD
31 Jul 2017 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Manufacturing defect for sure, closeups released last year showed that it indeed shear off very cleanly. Pretty new tank too, that model was just revealed to the public a few days prior to the Tank Biathlon last year, so probably not just stress either though it could've undergone a lot of tests as...
by DavidD
31 Jul 2017 11:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

BTW, THANK U, LIZARDS! Went shopping, Supreme HQ wanted to buy some things for $90, found they were MADE IN CHINA< ended up buying something much nicer for $24.99 MADE IN VIETNAM, and it turned out it was on sale for $14.50. Chalk up $90 towards Sanctions. A lot of Vietnamese exports rely on import...
by DavidD
31 Jul 2017 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Manufacturing defect for sure, closeups released last year showed that it indeed shear off very cleanly. Pretty new tank too, that model was just revealed to the public a few days prior to the Tank Biathlon last year, so probably not just stress either though it could've undergone a lot of tests as ...
by DavidD
30 Jul 2017 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The 8/1 parade is going on right now if you're interested:

http://tv.cctv.com/live/
by DavidD
29 Jul 2017 10:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4124
Views: 863348

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

http://idrw.org/lca-tejas-foc-delayed-update/ IAF has not stressed for equipping the Second batch of 20 LCA MK-1 with Inflight-refueling probe immediately So looks like induction wont be delayed and we'll have 20 Mk1 IOC, 20 Mk1 IOC + some FOC criteria and 83 full FOC + Mk1A standard aircraft. Noth...
by DavidD
29 Jul 2017 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

It wasn't that close to the Himalayas:

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by DavidD
27 Jul 2017 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The latest rumor is that the Changsha's early return is related to some internal disciplinary investigations. All rumors though at this point, but if it indeed broke down it was like 3 weeks ago, I'm sure it's been towed back to China by now. It would take more than three weeks for a tug (or tugs) ...
by DavidD
27 Jul 2017 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The latest rumor is that the Changsha's early return is related to some internal disciplinary investigations. All rumors though at this point, but if it indeed broke down it was like 3 weeks ago, I'm sure it's been towed back to China by now.
by DavidD
26 Jul 2017 20:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I posted about a reported missile test by china around our northern borders. Remarkable silence about it in media & elsewhere. The silence isn't really remarkable, China conducted 8 ballistic missile tests in April and then another 8 in May, this is the 4th test in July. This one just happened ...
by DavidD
26 Jul 2017 11:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Gentlemen. A thought worthy of your consideration. If China should unleash or threaten to unleash missiles with conventional warheads, why would India want to take them at their word that these are indeed conventional ones and not nukes? Do they carry some sort of a priori certification? The Indian...
by DavidD
21 Jul 2017 10:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

We are not hijacking anything from anyone unlike China.Why do we always have to be "apologetic" about our global heritage and the enormous influence we've had on Asia in particular? It is China that is trying to appropriate Buddhism by building its own Disneyland Buddhist centre to rival ...
by DavidD
20 Jul 2017 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4529
Views: 1050619

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Some news on the PLA orbat reform (from Forbin on SDF), not sexy topic but quite important operationally. The red line outlines disbanded corps: http://i65.tinypic.com/23m0je8.png The remaining corps are undergoing brigadization, including the formation of combined arms brigades as following: 4 x co...
by DavidD
19 Jul 2017 02:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Our objective should be VERY clear: Give Cheen a crushing military defeat along the border and, ideally, create suffocating chaos for the chini economy by cutting off its trade routes in the IOR. Because Cheen is a rational trading power with non-military culture, a short war is possible especially...
by DavidD
19 Jul 2017 02:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393129

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Worse. Malacca only threatens Chinese sea lanes. Chicken Neck threatens Indian territory. currently, without the malacca straits, the hans are up the shyte creek without the proverbial paddle. CPEC is far far away. just need to sink a few fully laden bulk carriers at specific places already identif...

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