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by khan
26 Feb 2019 10:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 168497

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Lots of rona dhona on ARY News. Live feed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6xO41OTKx4 They're talking about not over reacting and more guftagoo. The host is going full jingo, talking about people coming into your house, raping your sister blah blah blah, the ISI guy is trying to calm him down - s...
by khan
20 Feb 2019 23:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 203421

Re: Pulwama Attack

Unless a significant part of the Pakistani conventional capability is not visibly destroyed, unless the Pakistani economy is not destabilized, unless the avg. Pakistani starts facing hardships that they can directly link to their armies actions, this war will simply go on. I don’t think anyone disa...
by khan
20 Feb 2019 22:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 203421

Re: Pulwama Attack

I agree with folks here who are suggesting that a land grab somewhere along the LOC would be suitable (and proportionate from Indian POV) response. It is irreversible because the Pakistanis don’t have the military superiority to reverse the land grab & justifiable many two reasons, including - i...
by khan
15 Feb 2019 23:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 203421

Re: Pulwama Attack

khan, Welcome back. Missed you sagacious posts. Thank you, Saar! Everytime I come back, it is a bittersweet experience. 18 years ago, when I initially joined, I was hoping that we would have 200+ LCA’s in the air with MCA somewhere between flying prototypes and production. Also, everytime I come he...
by khan
15 Feb 2019 22:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 203421

Re: Pulwama Attack

It has been a few years gentle Rakshaks, I wish it had been under better circumstances. I am not sure if people have seen "The Fog of War - Eleven lessons from the life of Robert S McNamara", it is available on YouTube , I highly recommend every strategically minded Rakshak watch it. One ...
by khan
15 Feb 2019 11:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 203421

Re: Pulwama Attack

Does anyone remember around 10 years ago there was talk of “salami slicing”, essentially gradually escalate to where you want to go. So, I would expect the forces to climb some escalation ladder. Shelling, MBRL’s, missiles, Raids and airstikes until they are satisfied. So, they will gradually turn u...
by khan
15 Feb 2019 11:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 203421

Re: Pulwama Attack

It has been a few years gentle Rakshaks, I wish it had been under better circumstances. I am not sure if people have seen "The Fog of War - Eleven lessons from the life of Robert S McNamara", it is available on YouTube , I highly recommend every strategically minded Rakshak watch it. One o...
by khan
10 Dec 2017 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4105
Views: 706226

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Does anybody know of a way to short the Pakistani Rupee from the USA?

It seems like a very lucrative long-term trade & has the added benefit of putting more pressure on their currency.
by khan
01 Nov 2017 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 616753

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^ Pakistan has a real chance at peace here. The onus is squarely on Pakistan Army's shoulders. Indian Army is only reacting - it is a rational response to a security problem it is responsible to contain. India's political leadership expects this as a minimal response. PA has to only: 1. stop cover ...
by khan
27 Sep 2017 08:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 616266

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I think JayS in this thread before rightly pointed out this being a case of aerodynamic interference as both the plane and missile work fine when not together (Python V is in Israeli service for more than 10 years now). I personally think our guys need to stop running these science projects by tryi...
by khan
27 Sep 2017 08:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3160
Views: 425717

Re: Indus Water Treaty

IMO - It's high time India took the China approach to the IWT.

Build what ever needs to be built and make it a fait-accompli.

Hopefully, while this jibbering is going on - construction is continuing simultaneously.
by khan
04 Sep 2017 18:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

The bolded part caught by attention. It is such a strange thing to say. It's like these sign boards that say "don't spit here". It's there because someone did before. I wonder what they aren't saying. Is PLA truly under the party and have they attempted a coup ? Search and download this P...
by khan
30 Aug 2017 06:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

IMO this is almost guaranteed to happen somewhere else and soon. This time, none of the BRICS country leaders had confirmed their presence at the summit until the deal had been announced. This forced China into making a face-saving deal or watching the rest of the BRICS countries leadership openly s...
by khan
22 Aug 2017 01:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

Now that the Chinese have escalated to this level, beating the living tar out of Chinese patrols that cross over the LoC might be a good SoP going forward.
by khan
21 Aug 2017 09:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

Now that things have become interesting (and the Chinese have started throwing stones and playing kabbadi :rotfl: ) Khan has decided to re-join the fray. Given that the Chinese have decided to play kabaddi and chor-police in Ladakh, it makes him think that maybe - they think this is the weakest link...
by khan
25 Jul 2017 22:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

Yaaaawn.

This is getting boring - looks like all the Chinese will do is jawbone.

Khan will go back into hibernation now...
by khan
21 Jul 2017 09:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

The one scenario I want to discuss is IA's ability to occupy meaningful areas in Tibet. Perhaps we should start a new thread on military strategies for the recovery of Tibet. I think couple of years back poster Shri Rajesh A had created a thread like that. Will search for it. ____________________ H...
by khan
21 Jul 2017 03:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

watch the video 8) If there is an international crisis in the Indian Ocean, US and Japan will come down to help, that's what Malabar is about - Admiral Byrne. https://twitter.com/manupubby/status/887219251639193600 This guy is a serving admiral and this appears to be an Operation Malabar briefing. ...
by khan
20 Jul 2017 09:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

shiv wrote:The Chinese need to understand that Indians have a need to take revenge for 1962. We are waiting to hurt them and hurt them badly. Let the old buggers in Beijing know that a lot of Chinese parents are going to see dead bodies of their only sons.

Time for some badla :mrgreen:
by khan
19 Jul 2017 10:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

I would say that a sudden missile attack 1. Will not come without some signs of preparation and shrill warnings 2. Would be a bad tactic unless they are ready to hold back Indian troops at the LAC Never forget how effective American missiles have been in eliminating the Taliban I disagree with #1 (...
by khan
19 Jul 2017 10:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

Here is the second part of that diplomat article: http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/whats-dr ... at-doklam/
by khan
19 Jul 2017 09:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

a chinese attack to show india its place need not mobilize anything locally. it could be a surprise missile attack released from 100s of km away onto our camps in the doklam region. and there is really no onsite defence or even warning system to control this. Bingo. The missile blitz will be the fi...
by khan
19 Jul 2017 08:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

Iyersan wrote:http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/china-india-sikkim-border-standoff-doklam-pla-beijing-tibet/1/1005448.html
Now, China moves tonnes of military equipment to Tibet. Should India be scared?


If they do attack, this could be an opportunity to liberate Tibet.
by khan
16 Jul 2017 07:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

If China made a backroom deal with Bhutan, the main country China needs to "save face" with is Bhutan. Obviously, everyone else in the world is watching and it China does back down, they might view it as a blueprint to resist Chinese imperalism. If the speculated deal falls through, until ...
by khan
16 Jul 2017 06:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

The Chinese got smart sensing this agreement with Bhutan, and started moving troops into the area close to the Doka La pass nearer the tri-junction, which was not demarcated but Bhutanese territory. This is when India moved in troops to object to it. Maybe even the Bhutanese objected as they knew I...
by khan
16 Jul 2017 04:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

In this "tri"-partite dispute, what does the third party, Bhutan, think? From this article, it seems like Bhutan and China are ready to settle their dispute, at India's detriment, which prompted the the Indian incursion into Bhutanese/Chinese territory. https://thewire.in/156180/bhutan-do...
by khan
14 Jul 2017 10:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

Has this article been discussed before: https://warontherocks.com/2017/01/hard- ... ith-china/

Paints a less than rosy picture of the situation on the border.
by khan
11 Jul 2017 01:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

https://thewire.in/155911/bhutan-china-modi-border-opportunity/ The Bhutan Stand-Off Is an Opportunity, Not a Threat -- Prem Shankar Jha It takes out of the world IQ to declare that China is in a position to deliver a crushing blow to India @ Doklam. Every paragraph could be challenged but why wast...
by khan
10 Jul 2017 00:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

With one child policy , can China afford a lot many bodybags ? I don't think there is much point considering such questions. Nobody of any country wants to lose a son in war, whether he is an only child or one of many. Yet our jawans... sons of many lakh Indian citizens... stand post every day. If ...
by khan
08 Jul 2017 23:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

Reading up on the Bhutan-China border disputes (from the link in Rvats blog) , it seems the Chinese always go for the valleys (two of them even in North Bhutan for future inroads to be made if needed), whereas India seems happy to keep the ridges. Keeping the ridges is a defensive posture, whereas ...
by khan
08 Jul 2017 03:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1212578

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

Commentary: Immediate withdrawal is only wise move for India Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-07 16:05:32|Editor: Zhang Dongmiao http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-07/07/c_136425742.htm BEIJING, July 7 (Xinhua) -- After a three-week stand-off with China on Chinese territory, India should immediately pul...
by khan
05 Dec 2016 00:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2857
Views: 403610

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

THE LAST DIPLOMAT What a great article. Even if she wasn't a spy, it is a real eye-opener how the Paki establishment has penetrated foggy bottom. Paki Ambassador, Maleeha Lodhi, Paki President and so many others - openly attempting to influence an FBI investigation. Foggy bottom needs to take a ste...
by khan
04 Dec 2016 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 616753

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Now we have Sartaz Aziz in Amristar attending some conference, meeting Modi and sending roses to Sushma Swaraj for speedy recovery. With DeMo, nobody remembers Nagrota now and we are expecting people to remember kaluchak This could be good. Now that Pakis know haw far India is willing to go, Modi m...
by khan
02 Dec 2016 20:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 362604

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Excerpted from WSJ Setbacks for New Delhi’s first homemade aircraft carrier slow efforts to face China on high seas NEW DELHI—When top American naval engineers recently inspected India’s first locally made aircraft carrier they expected to find a near battle-ready ship set to help counter China’s g...
by khan
30 Nov 2016 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 616753

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Our response will be different this time, perhaps not on the LOC at all, it will not be another fire fight at the LOC (though they may continue in the background). Note: that so far none of the ministers are talking about muh tod jawab. This is a big improvement from before, where we served dosas d...
by khan
30 Nov 2016 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 616753

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

According to the economic times , they stormed their way in and didn't just walk in: On Tuesday morning, at around 5:45 am a group of heavily armed militants, dressed as policemen, lobbed grenade at an entrance of an Army installation (166 artillery unit) in garrison town of Nagrota, near Jammu, and...
by khan
30 Nov 2016 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4118
Views: 682353

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Another terror attack on our troops. 2-officers 5-jawans dead. Nagrota Terror Attack on Army They need to revise Standard Operating Proceedures inside military bases. For eg, when entering a military base, everybody should be disarmed except the "natives" of the base who are recognized by...
by khan
29 Nov 2016 21:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7868
Views: 775894

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Yep, we can count on MS Alhuwalia the UPA appointee who was booted out as soon as the UPA lost power and who was a key part of the economic debacle of UPA 1 and 2, to not have any vested interest and present a fair picture on a policy decision of the Modi government. On an interview with Karan Thap...
by khan
28 Nov 2016 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 616753

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I would be much happier if the tables are turned, and we are the people instigating the violence when we feel like it, instead of trying to be all proper and ethical. They should be the people sleeping with one eye open and in terror of unprovoked attacks, not us. I agree. But appearances matter. T...
by khan
28 Nov 2016 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 616753

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I still don't understand the logic on our side though, surely our military folks at least know the true character of the Paki and that this is an endless war till Pakistan ceases to exist. So why give them any concessions? I wouldn't call them "concessions" - I would call it, being reason...

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