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by ks_sachin
28 Jun 2020 13:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

Pakis are eerily quite in all this - despite taller/sweeter/deeper friendship with Chinese. So either something sinister is being planned and who better than Pakis to mislead and deceive Indians (based on 70 yrs direct experience) or the simpler explanation is that they actually know that lizards h...
by ks_sachin
28 Jun 2020 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

If one considers that neither India nor PRC loose face (political capital within their country and in the world) - the only way out is a short sharp war and then China withdrawing to status-quo declaring victory. India can claim it fought lizard and got its lands back - lizard can claim it taught I...
by ks_sachin
28 Jun 2020 13:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

The problem with a short war is they can't game how we'd react - it requires us to play ball regarding the theatre and intensity. We could easily relieve pressure in Ladakh with a retaliation near Malacca straits. Second, they can't game the result of it either. Third, we could keep it low intensit...
by ks_sachin
28 Jun 2020 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

idan wrote:What we need is the following in bulk ASAP and then we go to thrash Chinese and take back Aksai Chin and beyond:

1. Fighter jets with A2A continent even if we need to buy some second hand
2. Artillery guns, MBRLs
3. AD SAM batteries both QRSAM and MRSAM

How will that help take back land?
by ks_sachin
28 Jun 2020 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2446
Views: 419999

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

No. The fault is the top brass. We tend to look for the big ticket items while taking the grunt for granted. Even now we see the SF and RR getting goodies but regular inf is now in the line of fire in Ladakh. I disagree entirely. Optical sights? Can someone elaborate what exactly do you mean by tha...
by ks_sachin
28 Jun 2020 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2446
Views: 419999

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

These days in news reports of encounters, I'm seeing lots of visuals of troops running towards the encounter site with bullet-proof shields. This is welcome development, these shields can avoid needless casualties. My pet peeve is that lots of troops still don't have optical sights on their guns an...
by ks_sachin
28 Jun 2020 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

The root cause is the result of the 2019 elections. VikramS - you are bang on target with your root cause and subsequent analysis. Also, I agree with your suggestion on making the impact visible. CCP and such regimes thrive on obfuscation, opaqueness, and projecting larget than life images. If Indi...
by ks_sachin
27 Jun 2020 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

That's very aptly put, samir And who cares what China is thinking. To me it's entirely possible that they have tied themselves in knots. Given the Chinese virus situation in India and increasing noises about getting investments from there, not to mention our increasingly belligerent stand on POK (B...
by ks_sachin
27 Jun 2020 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-moves-air-defence-missile-systems-into-eastern-ladakh-sector/articleshow/76661064.cms I think this is old news, released now to make it appear as the latest update. No army worth it’s salt would move in a combat zone without effective AA/AD options. O...
by ks_sachin
27 Jun 2020 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

The 16 Bihar Dhulai seems to have had an effect..... After the thrashing they got, Zhao's and Xu's favorite Jinan Eagle Special Forces unit will be withdrawn and replaced with MMA fighters :rotfl: We should be inducting more of the EST 22 and Scouts formations. Those guys are naturals in this terra...
by ks_sachin
27 Jun 2020 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4332
Views: 771911

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/iaf-airlifts-dozens-of-tanks-to-ladakh-to-beef-up-firepower-102716 IAF airlifts dozens of tanks to Ladakh to beef up firepower - First time since 1962 that tanks and mechanised elements urgently airlifted to Ladakh extracts amidst carrying out combat air pat...
by ks_sachin
27 Jun 2020 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4332
Views: 771911

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

This story brings a question to mind, apart from Gurkhas and Sikhs who else wields melee weapons? Anyone can wield a melee (close-contact) weapon - dedicated, or improvised. Every soldier with an assault-rifle is issued a bayonet, and drilled in its use. Many also acquire combat knives. Then there ...
by ks_sachin
27 Jun 2020 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4332
Views: 771911

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

How about arming the IA foot soldiers with ATV mounted Machine Gun and Rocket launchers, this will reduce there workload and will be useful in Mountaineous terrain. Similarly with speedboat and Jetski based platforms - cheaper to acquire, but training may be required. What ATV? Where do you think w...
by ks_sachin
27 Jun 2020 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4332
Views: 771911

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

sometimes i feel, mixed camouflage patterns are itself a form camouflage OR IA doesn't care how it looks like as long as the equipment is available and useful-thanks to our world conquering MIC https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/03/Indian-Army-1200.jpg I think the huge variety of camo patterns w...
by ks_sachin
27 Jun 2020 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

You obviously didn't read my posts. I didn't ask for DBO 'Airbase'. I stressed on Demchok in every post. I also asked for upgrade works for DBO. Not to make it into 'AIrbase', If you bothered to check the current state of airstrip, you would have noticed the 'run way''. Why I am asking for proper b...
by ks_sachin
27 Jun 2020 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

Sir (you set the precedent :) ), That actually would be #2 in my worldview. Nonetheless a great choice. However, I am not yet convinced about "we will". I certainly hope so. I just noticed the mostly talkative twitter feeds are recycling twittes. Ah! Act alone and pay a lot. I was thinkin...
by ks_sachin
27 Jun 2020 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

And it is not as bleak as everyone is making it out to be. We just want to be left alone to develop our country. China truly does not covet these lands from the sense of expansion. They want to secure this side to take on the colonials. We should arrive at a deal with them IMO. What planet do you l...
by ks_sachin
27 Jun 2020 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

Like certain posters overestimating the Chinese, there are posters underestimating our soldiers. This isn't 1962, this is like 1971 in certain aspects. Just as our leaders psyche has been studied and possibly gamed, we have done the same to their leaders. Two can play the game. As a Nation with fai...
by ks_sachin
27 Jun 2020 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

Rakesh wrote:nam, you know the beauty in that picture?

Astra - local maal
NGARM - local maal
BrahMos - mostly local maal :)

All good Admiral but our Bn is at Pangong sector without a proper small arm!!!
by ks_sachin
26 Jun 2020 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

Correct No one wants to hear this. The same pattern has been repeated earlier. About America wanting a base in the subcontinent : there are plenty - Pakistan, Afghanistan and Diego Garcia. Not sure what one in bharat would provide besides it would be political suicide for any GOI to agree to this. ...
by ks_sachin
26 Jun 2020 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

Mate they have basically converted disputed territory to their territory in Pangong...and perhaps in Depsang.. What method will you use to dislodge the morning after tying their hands...And don’t say that the rules of engagement predated the BJP gov.. IF you don’t fight what other strategic or tact...
by ks_sachin
26 Jun 2020 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

nishant.gupta wrote:
ks_sachin wrote:Aksai Chin or Finger 4 to 8...?


Finger 4 to 8 which we seem to have lost in last couple of months and make Gosthana complete which our official maps, politicians and us jingos claim is rightfully ours.


Good luck!!
by ks_sachin
26 Jun 2020 18:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

Our resources are also flowing into the area. One needs to understand the game very carefully ... 1. China wants to win without fighting else it could have attacked when it had an upper hand. IIRC, they did a large exercise around G219 with mechanized forces and Armour just facing DBO/Despang plain...
by ks_sachin
26 Jun 2020 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

Sir - this is where I believe over-emotional statement from Modi put us in a bind. Chinaman may not be 10 feet tall - but China is no Pakistan either. You will not be able to dominate entire LAC at the same time. So even if you take initiative and capture some land across LAC - but if Chinese are a...
by ks_sachin
26 Jun 2020 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

Moving to a trouble spot is what armies are supposed to do. In the case of the PLA its a movement of upto 3500 Km from their peacetime location. In our case its a fraction of that distance. We are relatively comfortable in the harsh terrain of Ladakh. The Chinese are not. We are deployed to defend ...
by ks_sachin
26 Jun 2020 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

Noob question: Reports keep coming of continuous inflow of hardware and software (to be read as "warriors") from Han side to the alleged border. We had the edge in this mainly because of the continuous forward deployment of our assets and the distance of LAC from interiors. Now this so ca...
by ks_sachin
26 Jun 2020 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

Does anyone know that the the ITBP company ToE is?
by ks_sachin
26 Jun 2020 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

^^' I can't make up my mind. 4 different motivation could match his posting behavior. 1. Indian genuinely scared of the 100 feet Chinaman he has heard about. 2. Indian, mostly seekoolars, sickulars and seckulars, trying to troll/taunt pro-Modi/pro-India crowd. 3. Bakistani trying to troll/taunt Ind...
by ks_sachin
26 Jun 2020 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

ryogi wrote:^^ This Larry Walker guy is a Chinese 50c Army bot.. If you look at his posts, he popped up just when this China fracas started and he loves to paint his fellow countrymen as 10 feet tall. Mods are encouraged to ban him.

Is that your objective yardstick?
by ks_sachin
26 Jun 2020 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Interesting take. China has been playing Go, not chess. India needs to learn the game I've been playing Go with my son since last year. This article makes a lot of sense. India should indeed learn to expand the zones of engagement and start dealing with China much beyond just our border touch point...
by ks_sachin
26 Jun 2020 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

The sasser la route is blocked during winter. My first instinct was to think about tunneling under the pass. Till I discovered from Google Earth that it would have to be some 30 km across - not an easy undertaking. Even if we leave Sasser route aside, what we need are a lot of tunnels near the LAC ...
by ks_sachin
26 Jun 2020 08:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

KL Dubey wrote:
Rakesh wrote:This needs to be posted in full....but I cannot!

The sheer bravery...WOW! Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal!


I guess this answers the question of why the Chinese require 10X forces to be adequate against India.

Jai Hind! Jai Jawan!


:shock: :shock: :shock:
by ks_sachin
25 Jun 2020 20:39
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

Also to trigger a landslide we need to vacate the heights yes. Also what is the rock formation like? Is it easy to trigger a landslide that can block the valley floor? I'm not familiar with the exact geomorphology of the Galwan valley but generally, slopes in the area crumble easily and it's usuall...
by ks_sachin
25 Jun 2020 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I think we have gone into the hypothetical of planning offensive defensive ops in Galwan
by ks_sachin
25 Jun 2020 18:39
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

Larry do you seriously think that at this point in time we will let them waltz in? Obviously not. But how the heck is this even apparently true? Everyday a new kind of news of ingress. This cant be true?!?!?!?!?!.!!! Think about itJha is saying that they are 18 km in our territory - not the dispute...
by ks_sachin
25 Jun 2020 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
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Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Also in the narrow valley our Arty boys will have a field day no? By now they will know the coords for maximum damage like the back of their hand. It will be a turkey shoot. Why do we even need the heights? That is not a rhetorical q by the way. We are always assuming that when a thrust comes in - ...
by ks_sachin
25 Jun 2020 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1276116211865022466?s=19 Closer to strategic DBO, China opens new front at Depsang, moves in 18 km into the Indian side of the line of actual control by reaching the bottleneck known as Y-Junction, says @SushantSin in the piece. https://t.co/DyH4bzdLmY This news ...
by ks_sachin
25 Jun 2020 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1276116211865022466?s=19 Closer to strategic DBO, China opens new front at Depsang, moves in 18 km into the Indian side of the line of actual control by reaching the bottleneck known as Y-Junction, says @SushantSin in the piece. https://t.co/DyH4bzdLmY This news ...
by ks_sachin
25 Jun 2020 18:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

^^ Pile up a few lead tanks and rest will get blocked. While the valley is about 30 meters wide, that is only for foot traffic. For Other kind of traffic it would be narrower and easier to block. The good thing about such location is that there is no other nearby bypass that can be used to continue...
by ks_sachin
25 Jun 2020 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5187
Views: 468052

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

Also in the narrow valley our Arty boys will have a field day no?
By now they will know the coords for maximum damage like the back of their hand. It will be a turkey shoot.
Why do we even need the heights?
That is not a rhetorical q by the way.

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