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by amar_p
10 Sep 2020 02:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

PLA Commanders' necks must be on the line now, they have 3 options: Rush headlong and die, surrender to IA, or retreat only to get court martialed and then die in ignominy.

Deserting is not an option since the whole region is itself a desert.
by amar_p
10 Sep 2020 01:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5088
Views: 924497

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

Murthy garu,
After the present conflict, China will be exposed for the "kari mringina velaga pandu" that it is... !
by amar_p
10 Sep 2020 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

IA surely has some recording devices/personnel on the ground to collect video evidence of any Chinese missteps, to debrief, analyse, keep records etc.
by amar_p
10 Sep 2020 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

nam ji,
Shows our confidence that any such attempt will be thwarted. Or responded to with interest at a rate > what China charges gullible African countries. French N-subs will be in some relevant waters if their DM is going to a zone with some risk.
by amar_p
09 Sep 2020 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

I'm expecting the Chinese to do some aggressive action before and during the S Jaishankar - Wang meeting. As an attempt to put pressure
on SJ who they know is quite powerful compared to Wang. It will of course be a miscalculation.
by amar_p
09 Sep 2020 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

Next statement from Indian spokesperson : China's PLA has shown another level of irresponsibility by deploying stand off weapons. India has taken appropriate counter measures without crossing our LAC. After several pages of speculation on BRF, a trusted Baba's tweet reveals that IA used lassos to gr...
by amar_p
09 Sep 2020 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5252
Views: 684478

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Many prisons in the US are actually run by private companies on Govt contracts. Its a big business. Everyone makes money if someone is thrown into jail. Tax payers vote for stricter DAs and Police Chiefs, whose campaigns and veteran assos. are funded by prison companies.
by amar_p
09 Sep 2020 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

<Fr> Le soldat chinois est arrivé avec sa bite et son couteau ! Gare à vous !! </Fr>
by amar_p
08 Sep 2020 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

Sorry, their work ex is in a region where not a blade of grass grows ;)
by amar_p
08 Sep 2020 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

Please ignore the idiot Mitra. He is full of $#!+
by amar_p
08 Sep 2020 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

The Chinese forces now have an additional challenge: How to avoid tripping self or each other on these long branch trimmers as they trudge up and run down the slopes. Lets hope they've at least been half sensible and made the blades of plastic ;)
by amar_p
08 Sep 2020 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

Long handled weapons betray a fear of getting close and physical with the adversary.
by amar_p
08 Sep 2020 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

Deans ji, My point was about "what the current stand off has cost China?" - its about whats happened so far. I'm not saying the cost to China is zero or insignificant. While I agree with you we have made India's response and intent clear with the measures taken already and have caused some...
by amar_p
08 Sep 2020 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

OT maybe ...USS Nimitz a/c in North Arabian sea, message to Pakistan? Eye on Gwadar? https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/navy-searches-arabian-sea-sailor-missing-aircraft-carrier/story?id=72851994 If not right now will certainly be so if the Porkis try to open a 2nd front on us if and when we are at wa...
by amar_p
08 Sep 2020 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

The Chinis wanted to blackmail us to stop the road building, in return for allowing the patrol back. Hence they created a bigger drama with 3-4 intrusion, but only towards their claim of LAC, so as not to provoke a armed response from us. We refused. Then Galwan happened and everything went haywire...
by amar_p
07 Sep 2020 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

India's traditional posture is defensive. Our forces are not designed to be expeditionary forces. China very well knows that. And it also knows that defensive postures will not impose unacceptable costs on the aggressor. What has it cost China to provoke India since May this year? Military cost: For...
by amar_p
07 Sep 2020 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

Will that make China change its behaviour? They will be at it again in year at the most, and if not in the same spot, elsewhere.

As I've been saying from day 1 of this standoff, unless India's response is punitive and preemptive, its neighbours will not let her be.
by amar_p
07 Sep 2020 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1942
Views: 274524

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

Only they picked a time when the wrong Govt is in place. It will now be for each step forward, three steps back :rotfl:
by amar_p
06 Sep 2020 14:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7539
Views: 797307

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sudarshan ji, What Kiran M has done in terms of home quarantine and eating better is definitely accessible to many Indians, certainly most middle class folks as well. Fruit, veggies, rice, dal, roti are basic staples in Indian diet. Not sure why you think thats not the case. Question is whether she...
by amar_p
06 Sep 2020 14:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7539
Views: 797307

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sudarshan, "If somebody has a temperature of 99F (but no other symptoms) and goes asking for a COVID test, is that person going to get it? Can that person also get family members tested on that basis? " Yes, it is possible in Hyd now to get an on demand test. Rs 3000 for a test. If they co...
by amar_p
06 Sep 2020 00:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5512
Views: 1153030

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Its incredible that Chinese spread was quite low despite mass migrations due to holidays earlier in the year, and they have had none of the single/double peaks and continued infections the RoW has experienced. WHO's investigation seems to be a non starter. Looks like India will suffer the most in hu...
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7539
Views: 797307

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sudarshan ji, What Kiran M has done in terms of home quarantine and eating better is definitely accessible to many Indians, certainly most middle class folks as well. Fruit, veggies, rice, dal, roti are basic staples in Indian diet. Not sure why you think thats not the case. Most of the medicines in...
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 957523

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

Its truly incredible that despite such very close face offs over a vast region involving 1000s of soldiers from each side since weeks and months, there hasn't been all out firing and more. I don't know the RoEs being followed in detail, but I doubt if there is a parallel in history. Xi come lately m...
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 16:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5512
Views: 1153030

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Something is clearly amiss in the picture above. Chinese GDP shows growth whereas all its markets are in recession.

It must be that all other countries are faking their data ;-)
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 16:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 957523

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

I hope you & Ramana are right about MAD. May be I'm not as confident sitting where I am, a bit away from the action. I must admit being far less confident about Tibet becoming something one day, it becoming a new Cuba against PRC seems very far fetched at this point. We can reassess post Nov el...
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 957523

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

In my business negotiations experience I've noticed the following: - The side that wants to close the negotiation quickly ends up making more concessions than the side that is not pressed for time. - Its quite OK to have meetings with no progress. That doesn't mean the deal will fall through. - Ambi...
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 05:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 957523

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

I must confess that at the very beginning of the Galwan clashes, as reports poured in, NaMo appeared visibly distraught in a few televised appearances, and I was shaken. I could see the weight of the situation in his face, in his demeanour. Since then, he has brought the situation to a different lev...
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 05:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 957523

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

I hope you & Ramana are right about MAD. May be I'm not as confident sitting where I am, a bit away from the action. I must admit being far less confident about Tibet becoming something one day, it becoming a new Cuba against PRC seems very far fetched at this point. We can reassess post Nov ele...
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 957523

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

Ramana garu, I agree the gains made by MAD are several and incremental, and like a winner having a run, we are at the high stakes table now. My apprehension comes not from our leaders but the rest of the establishment. To a large extent MAD are able to impose their decisions and somehow pull all oth...
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 04:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 957523

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

Its from wikipedia, Askai Chin page, the image is hosted on Wikimedia. Not sure who is the author/source. I used it for the big picture. You're right about LAC passing thru Finger 4. Even google maps has the same alignment with LAC passing thru Finger 4, but has another dotted line passing much east...
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 04:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5088
Views: 924497

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

Regarding UN and UNSC seat, you only have to listen to our EAM Jaishankar, who is far from being a pushover, to see how frequently he brings up UN, rules based intl order, the need to reform "certain key" UN bodies institutions etc etc... the Nehruvian mindset inheritance is still there to...
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 03:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5088
Views: 924497

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

Muppalla ji,
I'm simply calling out the kind of traps that China will try to set, and that we should reject them and debunk those who seem to be willing to consider them. We see glimpses of such folks on BRF itself. The outside world still has quite a few shivering dhotis.
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 957523

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

*** LOSER COMPROMISE ALERT *** ... You forgot to add the most important LOSER COMPROMISE: return to status quo ante April / May also means un-banning their apps and dropping the restrictions on Chinese companies bidding on GoI contracts. Murthy garu, its covered in my post as point 5 under the umbr...
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 957523

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

If there are talks now, what should be India's demands? In my view these should be our starting set of positions/claims: Position 1: India claims the entire part surrounded by the red line as claimed by former princely state of J&K with unconditionally and entirety acceded to India in 1947, as s...
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 957523

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

Dr Shiv's analysis is that from Black top & Helmet top, Chinese spotters can direct artillery fire from the gun batteries that are located north/east of Sirijap to target Chusul and surrounding Indian facilities going right over and across Pagnong Tso. But that option is gone now. They can't do ...
by amar_p
05 Sep 2020 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 957523

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

https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/1301925897109299200 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhFer5JWAAAjlMb?format=jpg&name=360x360 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhFer5FWAAA9N4O?format=jpg&name=360x360 This is what IMO the body language says: Rajnath Singh: -Presenting arguments, facts, logic, appea...

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