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by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

This thread has a plausible sequence of events. https://twitter.com/BhaavnaArora/status/1273826233881554944?s=20 Some of those PLA soldiers were thrown in the gorge nearby and in this melee, few of our soldiers went down as well. At what height did the melee took place. I thought the chinese illega...
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

the associated heights / ridges to be under Indian control Golden words. Now this is the only way left for the IA to respond -- take as many heights or choke-points one-by-one, just like Kargil. It's going to be bloody and will mostly have to be a special forces operation, but it'll be worth it. On...
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

If any one thinks after Kargil the Indian Army will build the road to DBO without considering the consequences of the adversary occupying the heights across the road, then why waste your precious few neurones on this forum? So why are we in this situation? Because I can because I have an interest a...
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 12:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

Exactly...That road is of strategic importance to us. So why not for the Chinese? What were we thinking? What is the point of inducting all that recon platforms. Are you saying that with a wink? There is no winking here. Moving the status quo is bloody hard.. So strategically we should not have bee...
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Views: 552544

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

If hostilities actually start, the PLA in that deep gorge will be sitting ducks and will be slaughtered. That is if India takes the initiative and attacks. But if India does not take the initiative and sits back then one day the PLA decides to breakout in force they will cut off the DBO road. So we...
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 11:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

Question is whether his information was wrong?
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

When Shuklaw said that 10 of our soldiers were still being held hostage, there was not a peep from our side, if this GoI goes on similar lines into future, people like Shooklaw will still hold relevance and get a chance to peddle their propaganda mixed with half truths. Looks like there is someone ...
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

ORBAT EXperts I am trying to piece together the AoR from the Indian part. Any one know more than 14 Corps AoR? XIV corps has: 8th Mountain Division - Dras (not deployed against China) 3rd Infantry division - Leh (with 4 infantry brigades). Currently facing the Chinese in East Ladakh Independent arm...
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

Aditya_V wrote:Sir I posted that well before the Galwan incident, now things have changed.

Aditya things do not change. Despite dominating heights we are in a pickle. All that strategic forethought in operationalising DBO is now gone.
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Views: 552544

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

China cant man the entire ridge In the heights, we can always like them start getting our teams on the heights start building bunkers on the ridges and then start moving our patrols to Sirijap, not in a day or 2 but over time. Similarly if we work hard enough we will find weakpoints and plans. Chin...
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

This makes sense. This year is China’s last chance to stop this road.... Absolutely - The Great Middle Kingdom is well aware of that and they have amassed some armour south of DBO in the Depsang Plains. Connect the dots.... and one can discern their primary objective - its now (this campaign season...
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

ORBAT EXperts I am trying to piece together the AoR from the Indian part.

Any one know more than 14 Corps AoR?
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

This is what we are talking about is it not. The failure of our leadership to understand the Chinese intentions. Even after Balakot did we not expect the PAF to do the stupid thing they did? This is what I am talking about. The Chinese cane in force, with artillery. GOI & IA are not morons, the...
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 06:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

Regarding the shots not being fired, I guess we are too slow. When I failed my SSB, I realized one of the reasons was that I was not swift in my retaliation. I convinced myself all these years that, its good I was not selected, because better men are protecting the nation. I still believe so. But, ...
by ks_sachin
19 Jun 2020 06:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

Well, as history unfolds, most of us here do not know the exact picture of what happened. However I am certain that the land slide thing, never happened. 100 of our troops cannot be injured without putting a brutal fight, the nature of which we dont know yet. The land slide thing is just offered as...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

First thing would be to take our key bridges and tunnels of Chinese supply routes and make their forces sitting ducks. But kill only those needed to demonstrate punishment. The rest should be forced to surrender and surrendered officers kept as shields to prevent missile strikes on army installatio...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

To me a key question is, is Modi Nehru? Did Modi get sucked into “spirit of Wuhan” like Nehru got sucked into “Hindi-Chinni Bhai-Bahi”? Did Modi ignore clear war preparations - that people on Twitter were warning about (And GOI had to have known about), while wishfully thinking of them as a some bo...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

If and when our armed forces are allowed to retaliate, I would like to see the Airforce start the first wave of attack, notwithstanding the "controlled escalation nonsense". The last we want is a Kargil redux. So what is your strategic objective and how the IAF feed into that? I am not sa...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

If PLA still has Indians as prisioners, why the hell did India allow chinese helicopters to evacuate their dead & wounded? Why this useless speculation about China holding Indian prisoners? GoI has made an official announcement that there are no Indians missing or held prisoner. Is that not goo...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

Prem, but are those parts of Galwan that Chincoms are occupying, are they on our side of the LAC? If so, there is no way India will budge. However, if the LAC there is not clearly demarcated, and Chincoms are exploiting that, then maybe its worth exploring talks, talks, and more talks. Yes the have...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

Khan, shivarorr exaggarates a bit. He is calling this 'worse than Kargil'. Give me a break. My skepticism on the claims that we took out 43 odd Chincoms is because of this. Apparently, at the point of altercation, the Chincoms outnumbered our guys. In fact, it seems that when when late Col. Santosh...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

Agreement on the Maintenance of Peace and Tranquility along the Line of Actual Control in the India-China Border Areas Please read the whole document, based on which our ROE was based. Posting in full: Agreement on the Maintenance of Peace and Tranquility along the Line of Actual Control in the Ind...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

Do all our martyrs belong to the same regiment/batallion/company? That will give us some clue if action has also happened elsewhere apart from Galwan site. Secondly, if Xi brought in a hand picked commander and India takes contested land, then be prepared for a full frontal Chinese assault - rememb...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

That is what deterrence is about. Publicly stating what your red lines are. Like it or not e.g. Pakistan has said that an Indian strike corp attack in Rajasthan that attempts to cut off the country into 2 will be met with a nuclear response. It is a known red line. So if China's lobbing conventiona...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

If a few Indian fighters in attack formation taking off from their bases towards the IB and turning back, causes Karachi to be under lockdown, blackout and unconfirmed report of Pakistan's own air defense shooting down one of their F-16s, what did they win PR war for? We didn't need to win PR war w...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

--Good. I hope you realise that China's turn could mean more [b]salami slicing [/b]? Yes, I have read his post. After 1987, we have had the Kashmir insurgency to keep our troops blooded. Yes, salami slicing territory currently held by them. Sanju please read up on Akshay Sir post on combat tactics....
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

Just because a "hot shot" young commander has come and wants to earn his spurs, doesn't mean that India is going to sit back and let him do it. -- We have let him. Have you read Hari Nair sirs post? Wonder what battle experience this commander has? -- Does it matter. The same could be sai...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

Rising Star has begun his tenure with 43 casualties of PLA as compared to 20 casualties of the enemy. That shall be greatly appreciated in the Corridors of Beijing.---43 people are not confirmed and you can bet that what is spun to the the Chinese populace will be a very different. 2016 - To Date -...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 06:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

So a failure on our part to read the situation of which the personalities are a key part...
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 06:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

ramana wrote:Lot of folks confuse between strategy and tactics.

Ramana sir
So what was the tactical aim of this foolish decision?
What was the strategic aim that was sought to be achieved?
by ks_sachin
18 Jun 2020 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5770
Views: 552544

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

I have been crying myself hoarse on twitter since April 'Please do not let soldiers patrol without weapons. Serves no tactical or strategic purpose'. When basics of soldiering are ignored because of faulty strategic appreciation then such tragedies are bound to occur. We still continue to misread C...
by ks_sachin
17 Jun 2020 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
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Views: 247581

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Are we waiting for technology development or fund release?... Sounds like both when it comes to HAL NUH. Who funds R&D segmented blades (and other customization) before orders guaranteed? Last couple of years, HAL has been strapped for cash. GoI/Navy also not funding. How ready is this? How muc...
by ks_sachin
17 Jun 2020 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 424
Views: 100827

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

nachiket, all of that was before COVID-19 and Chinese heating up the LAC. With budget constraints and possible need to arm a lot more men in difficult terrain, you cannot have a logistical kichadi of "a little bit of this, and little bit of that". The China-India War of 1962 was a wake-up...
by ks_sachin
15 Jun 2020 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
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Views: 100827

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Bala Vignesh wrote:Ks_sachin ji,
Can you share your email id, if you don't mind?

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by ks_sachin
15 Jun 2020 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
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Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

amar_p wrote:I always wondered about the large wing area Tejas presents in a WVR fight to incoming missiles detonating with proximity fuses or to strafing by guns.

Wing area large in relation to what?
by ks_sachin
15 Jun 2020 05:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 424
Views: 100827

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Split the difference between AK 103 and 203, and just call it AK-153 :) I hope they have done a proper deal to license and produce the compact AK-204 (or 154) for officers, radio-operators, tank-crew, etc., and also an RPK for the section LMG, and keep the platoon-level logistics streamlined. Not g...
by ks_sachin
12 Jun 2020 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 424
Views: 100827

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

What would you attach to the bottom of this handguard Nachiket? THat picatinny is probably there for a hand grip. Again all the images of COIN RR troops I have see are with at most scope and a hand grip. Not sure what I said differently. I mentioned that it makes sense to me to have it on the botto...
by ks_sachin
12 Jun 2020 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
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Views: 100827

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

CalvinH wrote:
ks_sachin wrote:What would you attach to the bottom of this handguard Nachiket?


UBGL,Laser pointer, flashlight..


And how do you hold the weapon?
by ks_sachin
12 Jun 2020 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 424
Views: 100827

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The front handguard looks different as well. The picatinny rail is on the bottom instead of the top. Which makes sense to me because what accessory would you mount on top of the handguard? Optical sights would be further back, over the receiver and a foregrip would need the rail on the bottom of th...
by ks_sachin
12 Jun 2020 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 424
Views: 100827

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/KSingh_1469/status/1271091808135720962?s=20 ----> You realise the Indian Army in all their wisdom actually ditched the “stock” AK-203 telescopic butt stock for a more basic earlier design found on the AK-103? So what is wrong. The stock is still foldable. There are other things ...

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