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by khan
16 Aug 2009 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?
Replies: 406
Views: 32862

Re: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?

>>Could China and India go to war over Tibet? Yes! And it will not be just about Tibet. It will be about: ⋅ ATV - They aren't Pakistani enough to start something once India has a credible second strike capability. ⋅ Pakistan is being neutered, Sri Lanka is stable, Myanmar is neut...
by khan
12 Aug 2009 16:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 226268

Re: India-China News and Discussions

I think a fruitful line of discussion would involve strategy's to deter and counter Chinese aggression. Despite the incredible advances that PRC has made in recent decades, the wars it fought and did not win does give ample pointers to this. India needs to be strong and raise the bar unlike '62 and...
by khan
12 Aug 2009 08:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 226268

Re: India-China News and Discussions

Things have heated up considerably between China and India. I do not think that it is a coincidence that this is happening when China's favourite cat's paw - Pakistan has been neutered by the American presence in Afghanistan. I think that they are deeply concerned about India's ability to challenge ...
by khan
23 Jun 2009 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3090
Views: 271008

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Here is my read on the Iran situation from India's perspective: Hard-line Mullahs : These are the most Anti-Pakistan guys that we could have in charge. The hard liners view Pakistan from a very secreterian perspective - they claim to lead the Shia and have to give any Sunni country the same treatmen...
by khan
30 Dec 2008 10:00
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: India to consider sending 120,000 troops to Afghanistan
Replies: 1066
Views: 108587

Re: India to send 120,000 troops to Afghanistan

One Article in ORBAT. Is there any corroboration?

I think it would behoove this august group to find some corroboration before building castles in the air.
by khan
28 Dec 2008 05:31
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 178269

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

We are just projecting ourselves as low-esteem society, not willing to act. Why will Saudis act on pakis when we ourselves are not trying to bone them down???? This is probably wishful thinking, but maybe we are laying the groundwork for attacking Pakistan in some way. This way, after a strike we c...
by khan
24 Dec 2008 09:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 952036

AMRAM

Ho they have the AMRAM? They ordered some in 2006...
by khan
30 Nov 2008 21:54
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 178269

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

I think our best option is to invade them with the limited goal of taking their Nuclear toys away from them and then start negotiating with them about handing over terrorists and so on. It will be expensive and difficult and there is no guarantee of success, but I think the only other alternative is...
by khan
22 Aug 2007 04:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - August 20, 2007
Replies: 361
Views: 55797

If this goes to an election, the Commies will get wiped out. The Congress will be able to run on this issue - and do very well. If this is what MMS or SG had planned, it is brilliant. They are making the Commies look anti-national and the at the same time eating into the BJPs middle class base.
by khan
29 Jul 2007 18:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 28 Jul 2007
Replies: 272
Views: 50964

[quote="vsudhir"] N-deal to trigger sweeping enrichment of the campus (IE) [quote]Big-bang news in six months on education in nuclear engineering, says Bikash Sinha, director, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics New Delhi, July 28:This is one fallout of the Indo-US nuclear deal that has not ...
by khan
08 Jul 2007 20:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 26-2007
Replies: 322
Views: 64260

Why isn't GOI spending everything it takes to accelerate the Thorium program?

It will be a hell of a lot better to do that then putting up with these shenanigans.
by khan
19 Oct 2006 06:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 730593

Reproducing Gen. Malik's article below in full, in case the B-R thread which had it is not archived. Thanks for digging up the article. I know this sounds cold hearted (and maybe ignorant), but he could have been put to better use. I don't claim to know the details of this Gentlemans career or IA p...
by khan
19 Oct 2006 05:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 730593

Yes. Didnt even know such a unit existed. Is it a 'special' special forces unit. Had heard about a unit solely dedicated to hunting down wanted terrorists. They live off the ground or their backpacks, remain incommunicado, and chase down terrorists as far as they go. Didnt know whether it was ficti...
by khan
14 May 2006 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 196555

I think the Siachen concerns are a little overblown. We have already fought Kargil and learnt the lessons. We aren't going to send people uphill on Suicide missions again when Bombing/Harassing/Starving the infiltrators will do the job. Should the Pakis renidge on their Siachen commitments, all we w...
by khan
11 Apr 2006 07:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Leapfrog / Disruptive Technologies
Replies: 426
Views: 81392

How about something simpler and less esoteric:
Cellphone, Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, Sattelite TV? No need to spend all that money digging and laying cable....

The only wire you need is an electrical wire.
by khan
29 Nov 2005 21:31
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part II
Replies: 254
Views: 101050

What percentage of IAF fighter pilots are TACDE grads?
by khan
27 Nov 2005 00:21
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part II
Replies: 254
Views: 101050

You know what is really advanced about the USAF? Their pilots can go on a BB, right after they have completed an exercise, and talk about it, and post photos. Wow, if one of our pilots tried that, the IAF would expel his kid from Air Force School, make his wife dance at the AFWWA dinner, and add 50...
by khan
26 May 2005 06:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Armed Forces Academies
Replies: 260
Views: 82767

Dhruv wrote:Guys, I've made into IAF's merit list for NDA. Hope everything goes fine. Can anyone tell me what happens now ?
Let me be the first to offer you my congratulations. I have no Idea as to what is going to happen to you next.

Good luck and Jai Hind.
by khan
04 Mar 2005 07:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Project 75 & Submarine Options
Replies: 331
Views: 128750

The Amur's even have Fuel cell AIP.

IN is trying to get german Fuel Cell AIP with frence Scorpene's :(( . I don't think either side is too happy about it.

Why don't they just get Amur's?

Nice link here.
by khan
26 Feb 2005 20:43
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - III
Replies: 132
Views: 68325

He was most defensive Army Chief in the cabinet meetings asking months to prepare for a surgical strike, Aka Jhapad. The army is the only force that does not have overwhelming speriority against the Paki's. The talk probably went like this: PM: Can you do a surgical strike against XXX location (in ...
by khan
29 Oct 2004 03:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 02 October 2004
Replies: 321
Views: 83402

No - the real worry for the Iranians is the Sunni-Shia divide and the role that a nuclear armed Pakistan might play... after all, it is the "Sunni-bomb" that is being brandished by Mushy. It was the "Sunnys" that gave Iran the bomb. Iran isn't too worried about the Sunny's. The Shia-Sunny thing is ...
by khan
18 Aug 2004 08:48
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 77171

Its amazing how we're not overtly publicising our pilots flying IDF fighters. I'd say that carrying out exercises with them would benefit the most. Once we start publicizing the IDF exercises, those exercises may not last very long given unkills molly-coddling of TSP. It will also cause problems in...
by khan
16 Aug 2004 05:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 48380

Rakesh,
I know. It is just a shot in the dark.
by khan
16 Aug 2004 03:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 48380

Interesting but not sustainable. It would be akin to a childless couple turning up one fine day with a newborn and claiming it to be theirs. Maybe it would hold ground in a Bollywood flick featuring the ATV tale. SIPs and other signature based sensors would blow away any such attempt. Nota exactly ...
by khan
12 Aug 2004 06:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 48380

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I have come up with this outrageous idea:Given the obvious attempt at making the ATV sound like the Akula, could this guy be laying some kind of groundwork to make the Akula an ATV??? ie buy the Akula's from the Russians and pass it off as the ATV? Anyways, just so...
by khan
05 Aug 2004 19:20
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 77171

Sounds like it. It would be interesting to know if the commanders job is given by merit or rotation.
by khan
05 Aug 2004 19:15
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 85219

Lt. Col. Yu, I was under the impression that investments were being made at the Corps and above level in raising artillery divisions, as well as modernisation and standardisation at lower levels. Some of the C3 investments described should eventually improve their ability to concentrate fires, and ...
by khan
05 Aug 2004 18:59
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 77171

Found the below here , dunno what it is, sounds like an academic paper of some kind: c. The process of reviewing military units is necessary in coalition operations in order to have a clear understanding of the differing capabilities of these units to ensure mission success, be it at the tactical, o...
by khan
02 Feb 2004 01:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 62250

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

The best solution for Mush is for A Q Khan to "Dissapear" into N Korea. :rotfl:
by khan
01 Nov 2003 00:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Saudi Arabia's nuclear ambitions
Replies: 48
Views: 18237

Re: Saudi Arabia's nuclear ambitions

Look like the neo-cons are loosing their patience with Bush's and Powell's appeasement policy.
by khan
29 Jun 2003 14:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Manning the Siachen Glacier
Replies: 126
Views: 52313

Re: Manning the Siachen Glacier

Are there any topographic maps of the Siachen are available - with the key feautres marked out. It would really help greenhorns like me put things into perspective, or am I asking for 2 much?
by khan
29 Jun 2003 11:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Manning the Siachen Glacier
Replies: 126
Views: 52313

Re: Manning the Siachen Glacier

Sorry, to go OT, but:
For reasons which are now obvious,we need not take into account the WMD factor anymore.
You sure about this or just speculating?
by khan
08 Jun 2003 13:55
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: India's Generals who made an Impact
Replies: 104
Views: 49867

Re: India's Generals who made an Impact

This is irrelevant, but Field Marshal Manekshaw (sp?) is My Hero. God bless him. Added Later: Let me open with a statement that I know very little about the top leadership of the IA. Is the Indian military leadership top heavy or vice versa? Please don't compare with TSP, we all know that they are b...
by khan
13 Feb 2003 23:12
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results
Replies: 153
Views: 60522

Re: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results

Niranjan,
The M2K-9 is a variant of the M2K-5 optimized for ground attack (designed for specs supplied by the UAE IIRC).

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