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by LakshmanPST
08 Jul 2020 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

I have a theory for the events that have been happening---> Let us look back at the response of some of the countries to China on Covid:- 1) Taiwan was first to warn about Human-to-Human transmission and also said that WHO (under China influence) suppressed the news... 2) Japan was the first country...
by LakshmanPST
08 Jul 2020 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

https://twitter.com/Chellaney/status/1280393871092879360 By agreeing to a "buffer zone" on the Indian side of the LAC and to restrict Indian patrolling to the west of the confluence of the Galwan and Shyok rivers, India will stay out of the Galwan Valley, thus giving credence to China's f...
by LakshmanPST
07 Jul 2020 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

In Pangong negotiations, I guess the starting point of Chinese proposal will be permanently stopping Indian patrols beyond Finger 2... The lowest Chinese may come down to is allow Indian patroling upto Finger 8 on the condition that they won't remove the Chinese flag and China name markings made on ...
by LakshmanPST
07 Jul 2020 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

How can we exploit this to deliver a brutal takedown in return for the blood spilled on 15th of June.? Because , as far as I am concerned, we haven't yet retaliated against that atrocity. Our Army retaliated that very night and took out many lizards... Saying that we haven't retaliated is problemat...
by LakshmanPST
07 Jul 2020 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

There is no LAC. China has a LIC (Line of Imagined Control) which probably includes Bangalore, Kerala because we love our "chinese chilly chicken" India has a LWC (Line of wishful control) which is where the Chinese withdrew in 1962. Somewhere in between lies the BBP (Band of Both Patrol)...
by LakshmanPST
07 Jul 2020 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5051
Views: 1244851

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I infer that IAF definitely don't want more nos. of either Light Category Tejas Mk1/1A or Heavy category Su30 MKI... Then why is iaf allowing grippen to take part in mrca? Why heavy f15XE, Su 35, f-18 are allowed to compete in mrca? It seems "get us anything foreign grippen/f15/f18 but not Kha...
by LakshmanPST
05 Jul 2020 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

Guys, other than Trump mouthing something useless about talking to both India and China, and Pompeo welcoming India's ban on Chincom apps, I haven't hear much from Unkil. And as a barometer of this, I skimmed through Uncle's brown boy Fareed Zakaria's pedantic BS on CNN, but didn't come across anyt...
by LakshmanPST
05 Jul 2020 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5051
Views: 1244851

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^ All these talk of advanced 4.5Gen MMRCA, but see a comment made by former Deputy Chief of Air Staff. That would imply another “cheaper/expendable” fighter to do the CAS and point defense. Need for a lot more LCA Mk1/A perhaps? I guess he is only answering the question, "Why only 36 Rafales...
by LakshmanPST
05 Jul 2020 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5051
Views: 1244851

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The issue here is by 2030, we would need 4-6 squadrons of a fighter jets in Medium Weight category to take care of retirements... Based on public statements, I infer that IAF definitely don't want more nos. of either Light Category Tejas Mk1/1A or Heavy category Su30 MKI... The only options left are...
by LakshmanPST
05 Jul 2020 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5051
Views: 1244851

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I think IAF's operational doctrines have been changed a lot in last 2 decades... The way I see it, IAF is planning a fleet of 1/3rd Heavy and 2/3rd Medium Weight (single and twin engine) category jets... This is similar to USAF, with F15/F22 and F16/F35 combo... Tejas, which was originally envisaged...
by LakshmanPST
05 Jul 2020 00:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

It at all war starts, if we limit our objective to restoring Status quo, it will be a local war... If our objective is to take over Gosthana, it will be a full-fledged war with China... It will be a political decision... Fact is, if at all we want Gosthana back, we have to fight the Chinis and there...
by LakshmanPST
03 Jul 2020 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

Three possible theories for today's visit and speech:- 1) Chinese refused to vacate and India is signalling that it is ready for war... 2) Chinese agreed to vacate, but are not implementing things on the ground and probably planning some misadventure... Visit is a warning to them and signalling that...
by LakshmanPST
02 Jul 2020 05:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

We have the analysis of the China-India conflict from a Chinese perspective, right here, it has been posted before on BRF. https://warontherocks.com/2020/06/chinas-strategic-assessment-of-the-ladakh-clash/ Reading this article and few other posts written in this thread, one analogy I can give for C...
by LakshmanPST
28 Jun 2020 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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 LakshmanPST
28 Jun 2020 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

Prepare for India border row to escalate, Chinese strategists warn Beijing - SCMP Interesting part in the article is this sentence---> “We should not overestimate India’s response, but we must also not let our guard down,”... Any matured military strategist will say, "we should not underestima...
by LakshmanPST
28 Jun 2020 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

What if.. the Chinese are completely satisfied to stay put at their claim areas and maintain a totally defensive posture. China showed signs of squatting on their new salami slice only in Pangong... As of now, India showed no signs of backing down from restoration of pre-April 2020 status quo... Ei...
by LakshmanPST
28 Jun 2020 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

This Chellaney's article is doing rounds on social media---> "China Throws Down a Challenge to India" https://openthemagazine.com/cover-story/china-throws-down-a-challenge-to-india/ While the article has some good points, there are few problems with some of his statements... Essentially, C...
by LakshmanPST
27 Jun 2020 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

I'm pretty sure the Generals would have war-gamed all possible scenarios with the Chinese... I see one possible reason for no immediate escalation from Indian side... As many posters were saying, Chinese MIC has the capacity to outlast Indian MIC... So, in the worst-case scenario of a bloody Attriti...
by LakshmanPST
25 Jun 2020 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

Indian path to the top of the ridge-line over looking the Chinese side. IA now has to be careful .. there are other locations along the ridgeline that the Chinese too can approach. better to get on all those before the Chinese make a rush for them and don;t underestimate the Chinese on this count. ...
by LakshmanPST
24 Jun 2020 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

If we put aside whether those Structures are Indian or Chinese for sometime, to my Mango man mind it makes no sense to defend that small patch during a stand-off... From the look of it, there is no access to it from our side except by crossing the river (I do not know the exact geography of the plac...
by LakshmanPST
24 Jun 2020 11:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

Brahma Chellany blames Modi's naivete in excessive engagement with Xi Xingping and over personalisation of foreign policy. He interestingly compares Modi's visit to China akin to Vajpayee's visit to Lahore as part of bus diplomacy. He also expresses fear that India has failed Bhutan in Doklam. Indi...
by LakshmanPST
23 Jun 2020 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3775
Views: 1133146

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I m curious on why we r nt gng for 414 on Mk1A? Till Dec 2017 - Tejas mk2 was lca with 414. It is gr8 that we branched out for MWF. But same almost frozen airframe config of Dec 2017 can be used for Mk1A? Does 414 adds too much of cost? I think the current intake design only caters to 404 engines.....
by LakshmanPST
23 Jun 2020 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

I think someone knowledgeable and experienced in BRF may consider preparing a few maps marking important passes and roads in Ladakh... That will be helpful for us to understand the overall picture...
by LakshmanPST
20 Jun 2020 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

China claims the Galwan valley is their territory. Modi doesn't counter it.Now Modi claims that there was no intrusion and no Indian land was captured. He didn't mention Galwan valley at all. So is the Indian government supporting the Chinese narrative? This is ridiculous. A simple statement on the...
by LakshmanPST
20 Jun 2020 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

There is one point most of us are unfortunately missing and got lost in narrative building by enemies---> How do we know that the clash that happened on Monday is an ambush...??? Neither Govt. nor Army has said that it is an ambush... All Govt. said was that China tried to alter the status quo and I...
by LakshmanPST
19 Jun 2020 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

The map uploaded by Reuters is correct and matches with the LAC on Google Earth... But the MARKED-UP LAC IN RED IS WRONG IN THIS PHOTO... The confluence shown here is NOT the confluence of Shyok and Galwan rivers... It is the confluence of Galwan river and a rivulet... This confluence point is 5 km ...
by LakshmanPST
19 Jun 2020 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

Is there an official reference map available for where the LAC actually lies? Otherwise we would working with a constantly receding line through the years. It has receded in the last few days :shock: The Google map I posted, a few days ago, based on a 2016 image showed the LAC about 5 km away from ...
by LakshmanPST
19 Jun 2020 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

https://mobile.twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1273923787646328833 Only 5-10 killed as per Saurav Jha To me Saurav Jha is the best analyst out there. He says things Jingos don’t like to hear, takes a lot of abuse for it & has ended up right so far. His twitter feed is not pretty. Even if what he sa...
by LakshmanPST
19 Jun 2020 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial/status/1273894515108048904 Assuming (just for a moment) the capture & release of Indian soldiers is true, I don't understand the over-enthusiasm of the Defence journos to report sensitive stuff not officially reported by Army or GOI, and infact after Army offici...
by LakshmanPST
18 Jun 2020 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1020
Views: 98269

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Given the current situation, we need a separate thread for PsyOps happening... Not general PsyOps thread but specific to the current situation and also document all the people and articles in it...
by LakshmanPST
16 Jun 2020 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980751

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

I guess we're missing a point here... We're only concentrating on Modi but not of Xi... 43 PLAGF soldiers died in a clash with India... Two points here---> 1) If Chinese were the aggressors, it was botched up plan... 2) If Indians were the aggressors, it was a surprise they were not expecting... Eit...
by LakshmanPST
13 Jun 2020 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1515
Views: 295381

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

One point I do not understand...
If preparing SQRs to favour one particular Vendor is a crime, then isn't it a crime to prepare SQRs to intentionally keep one Vendor out (which indirectly means favouring remaining Vendors)...???
Doesn't it invite an investigation...???
by LakshmanPST
21 Mar 2020 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7890
Views: 873353

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If I come to know about a person with a Home-quarantine stamp roaming around freely, where should I complain...?
by LakshmanPST
20 Mar 2020 07:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3775
Views: 1133146

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Deal for 83 Tejas fighters passes bureaucratic hurdle The acquisition process is moving forward following the finalisation of contractual and other issues by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), according to a government statement. The deal still needs Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approval...
by LakshmanPST
18 Mar 2020 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3708
Views: 706413

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

A doubt...
Will the latest CoronaVirus pandemic that took over Europe, including France, effect the delivery schedule of the Rafale...?
by LakshmanPST
18 Mar 2020 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3775
Views: 1133146

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Congratulations to the entire team for the achievement... - On a side note, how will a new order for Tejas Mk1 benefit now given the fact that Mk1A deal is days away from signing...??? Even if we consider a delay in signing of Mk1A deal by a couple of months, won't it take many more months (may be y...
by LakshmanPST
29 Feb 2020 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2259
Views: 343657

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/f-35s-india-america-about-make-big-stealth-sale-127622 "This first appeared in 2018 and is being reposted due to reader interest." It is evident that this is an old article... Anyways, F35 is not on offer unless we give up S400s, which we are not rea...
by LakshmanPST
26 Feb 2020 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 764492

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/air-chief-marshal-rks-bhadauria-balakot-strike-redefined-use-of-air-power-towards-meeting-national-objective-6286787/ Full text---> One year after the Balakot strike and subsequent air operations, how do you look back at the events from February 2019 till now?...
by LakshmanPST
22 Feb 2020 16:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4733
Views: 788075

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

OT... Was near Delhi Airport... Saw 5 USAF C17s and one C130 landing one after the other...
Looks like lot of preparations for Trump's visit...

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