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by khan
20 Aug 2019 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3509
Views: 607954

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^ thank you saar - didn’t know about Chota Sailkot.
by khan
19 Aug 2019 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3912
Views: 873665

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

Jags and Mirage have the capability of low level flying which is very useful in the mountains. Given 3/4 of our border with Pak & China is mountain valleys, it is a useful capability. Jags and Mirage can fly through Himalayan valleys and pop up on Tibet without warning. The Balakot strike also ...
by khan
19 Aug 2019 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3509
Views: 607954

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

And later he writes this https://twitter.com/davanala/status/1163155049587122176?s=21 The GoC 8th Inf Div, Maj General Yousuf Jamal was on a visit to forward troops. He checked the preparedness and morale of the Army. Little did he know that he was painted b the Indian Army since Sialkot. We know e...
by khan
19 Aug 2019 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 514030

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Sonugn wrote:So Bajwa got himself a three year extension as army chief.

Great news! This means there will be no course correction for 3 more years, Pakistan will continue to circle the toilet & god willing might even be sucked down the drain.
by khan
18 Aug 2019 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 514030

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^ Both DR & Peru are UNSC members, which is why he is doing this.
by khan
17 Aug 2019 20:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

It's mostly pro-us posters who are claiming that russians supported pakis. We atleast observed how their mo works for some time. putin makes a pro-indian decision and their media goes entirely in different direction. It's very confusing to know who is doing what. Our best bet is going with what act...
by khan
17 Aug 2019 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 514030

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Not sure how many Rakshaks remember Robin Raphael, who was the most pro-Pakistan diplomat in US history, and had a miserable last few years being investigated by the FBI for being a Pakistani spy. I was going through Dr Unfairs’ tweets & came across this nugget - it seems as if Maleeha Lodhi, TS...
by khan
17 Aug 2019 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

From HT foreign affairs editor : 1. Russia backed China’s call for open on the record consultations. 2. US, France & Dominican Republic (US allies essentially) supported India. 3. West was surprised by Russia taking Chinese side over India’s. I think what’s going on here is, Russia & China m...
by khan
16 Aug 2019 10:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Another thought is, the current UN move could be laying the groundwork for more UN intervention after the Pakistani Army does something suicidal & runs to the UN to pull their chestnuts out of the fire. This is the only card they have left. Please try to think strategically here & don’t make...
by khan
16 Aug 2019 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Introduction: Newbie first post. Live in the US. My understanding is this is informal discussion. One vague neutral statement will be issued? Most likely “human rights” will be there. Amazingly China and Paki talking about human rights. I just read a column in Daily Times: apparently no Chinese cam...
by khan
15 Aug 2019 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Closed door is so they can go :rotfl: :rotfl: Just think of it: 1) China, with Xinjiang on permanent lockdown, Muslim symbols banned, Tibet on lockdown, HongKong on lockdown/tanks revving up to run over students... 2) Russia with Crimea/ Chechnya jollies and Afghanistan :rotfl: They are the ones wh...
by khan
15 Aug 2019 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

IndraD wrote:China wants 'close door' discussions on JK in UN knowing well HK is their underbelly. What is this with blowing hot & cold with Russia?

Apparently the Russians are not objecting as they should since this is an internal matter of India.
by khan
15 Aug 2019 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Looks like the Russians are back at it again

And Russia backing China on talking about India & Pak in the UNSC is a nice Independence Day gift from a friend.


Any enlightened jingos who are in the know want to add some color to this?
by khan
14 Aug 2019 05:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Regarding Christine Fair - no two human beings are going to see issues as large & complex as India’s future & national security the exact same way. But she gets 90% of it & has not problem slapping people around on Twitter & in conferences to make her points (90% of it which I agree ...
by khan
14 Aug 2019 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I actually like Dr Fair. Of all the western analysts, she “gets it” - even more than many Indian analysts.
by khan
13 Aug 2019 09:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^ look up Zia’s Wikipedia page.
by khan
13 Aug 2019 06:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

just watch above video on what the idiot says https://videodownloaderbot.com/#/downloads/mohitmathur81 iMac_too @iMac_too Folks, this is momentous occasion. What Pakistani Foreign Minister saying is groundbreaking. This govt's foreign policy is top notch. That we knew. Now stamped by our perennial ...
by khan
13 Aug 2019 01:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 514030

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The TSPA have to choose between 3 bad options:

(a) do nothing & lose credibility gradually
(b) do something overt & lose credibility quickly
(c) do something underhanded & pray that s**t doesn’t hit the fan & they get lucky.
by khan
12 Aug 2019 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1802
Views: 519370

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

^ looks like money is what is holding up Tejas production.
by khan
12 Aug 2019 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I am sure KMs are mighty p!ssed at 370 revocation, and so I won't be surprised at protests. Jammu Kashmir police has issued statement of 'no protest no shootout' ... yet here you stand with bbc + pakis supporting their propaganda. Doval camping there and releasing video snippets of him interacting ...
by khan
12 Aug 2019 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Doval camping there and releasing video snippets of him interacting with locals is part of psy-ops. I only hope he is safely ensconced and routes cleared when he ventures out. So poisonous, in other words what Doval is doing is nothing but drama WHILE ROUTES ARE CLEARED TO CREATE FAKE PHOTO/VIDEO O...
by khan
12 Aug 2019 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10162370710790722&id=609315721 BBC video on Facebook. Protests after Friday prayers apparently. Gun shots, teargas, stone pelting...Appears authentic. Looks real to me, but it doesn’t look very big either. Looks like a bunch of radicalized young males...
by khan
12 Aug 2019 05:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Yes, alarming things are being reported from the usual suspects. Over the next month, we find out how this will shake out. I am comforted by the competence of the Modi Government & presence of the Dove himself in J&K. India has incredible experience dealing with “freedom” moments & hasn’...
by khan
12 Aug 2019 02:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^Why do you have trouble realizing that the point of abrogating article 370 was to dilute the local population (among other things), hence there will be no "ring-fencing." The govt has indicated in no uncertain terms, that a domicile status will be required prior to purchasing residential...
by khan
11 Aug 2019 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Coupts’s last point in this video is very good - even in the (unlikely) event that Kashmir unrest is solved with this move (or any other move), the Paki establishment needs to keep fighting. So, more stupidity is will happen sooner or later.
by khan
11 Aug 2019 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

There are talks about Pakis making some kind of constitutional amendment to make POK theirs equal equal.... What the Pakis don’t understand is this 370 move or their 370 equivalent move doesn’t change anything regarding India’s claim to PoK (or vice versa for that matter). All it does is delegitimi...
by khan
11 Aug 2019 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The real question is, will Pakistan do something stupid to respond, or will they be smart be happy that they haven’t yet lost PoK? As a card carrying jingo, I hope they do something stupid & give India the pretext needed to reunite Kashmir & build a land bridge to Central Asia. This will hav...
by khan
11 Aug 2019 03:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3301
Views: 494985

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

NYT has put out a hit job of what is going on J&K, not sure how accurate this is, for copyright reasons, only posting excerpts: ... A sense of coiled menace hung over the locked-down city and the wider region on Saturday, a day after a huge protest erupted into clashes between Kashmiris and Indi...
by khan
09 Aug 2019 22:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 514030

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Regarding the ship/troop movements, it could just be a knee jerk reflex action. Let’s not unnecessarily credit them with the gift of strategic thinking.
by khan
09 Aug 2019 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4044
Views: 684951

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

With the Kashmir issue now “settled”, and now this new irritant of a large un-performing loan on President Elevens signature ego project, the China Pakistan relationship could be over, giving new meaning to the old Shakespearian adage “neither a lender nor a borrower be.”
by khan
08 Aug 2019 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 70555

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

This is a very good question. Would love for someone who is plugged into the establishment let us know why the Russians are throwing their lot in with beggars who can’t pay for Russian meal. They forgot to attribute the quote to meh-boob-aah. They clarified it in following tweets. IIRC they were ma...
by khan
08 Aug 2019 09:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 70555

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBQ8ZS7UIAMXBy2?format=jpg&name=large what happened to ruskies? This is a very good question. Would love for someone who is plugged into the establishment let us know why the Russians are throwing their lot in with beggars who can’t pay for Russian meal.
by khan
08 Aug 2019 09:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 70555

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

kgoan wrote:For Bart and those interested: A series of posts from 2003 . . .


What a bunch of Real Analysts :rotfl: classic, made my day.
by khan
07 Aug 2019 04:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 70555

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

In response to India abrogating 370 , Pk handles tweeting Pakistani air space closed to Indian flights and HC to be called back https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1158838473354305536?s=20 After Balakit, these same ISI mouthpieces were screaming about going to Sialkot. This has no value unless th...
by khan
06 Aug 2019 08:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 605648

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

As a matter of fact, there are quite a few Zaid Hamid vids on youtube and oh man, what meltdown these guys are having. More than Indians, they are abusing their own folks for being so impotent Yes & loving the conspiracy theories especially from the likes of Ayshea Siddiqa - who made a reputati...
by khan
06 Aug 2019 08:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 605648

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

To give a fitting response to India, Pakistan's National Assembly as canceled today's session to protest India's decision. Shiver in your dhotis you SDREs!!!! https://twitter.com/nailainayat/status/1158416023684616194 pakis are in melt down mode. There were some murmurings about the National Assemb...
by khan
05 Aug 2019 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3509
Views: 607954

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Aditya_V wrote:Guys what do you think Pakistan will try to do tonight, given thier behavior we can expect something strategically brilliant from them.

Let’s hope & pray they do something foolish. I don’t think “more terrorists” will cut it with the unwashed Abdul’s.
by khan
05 Aug 2019 14:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 605648

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

habal wrote:police in union territory directly comes under ministry of home. So state lost police control.

If this was a serious obstacle to fixing the Kashmir problem, then yes, it’s a big deal.
by khan
05 Aug 2019 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 605648

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I hate to be the contrarian during this time of apparent jubilation, but I don't see how this bifurcation solves anything . The basic problem of religious radicalization is not solved. Pakistan is still right next door. A negotiated settlement with the Pakis as a stakeholder would be a far longer l...

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