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by Y. Kanan
01 Jun 2011 06:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Surviving a 50 to 100 nuke bomb attack on India
Replies: 256
Views: 21212

Re: Surviving a 50 to 100 nuke bomb attack on India

"If there is a nuclear war, India will be badly damaged but Pakistan will be anhillated. It will be the end of Pakistan." This refrain is so oft-repeated that everyone accepts it as fact. Except for one problem - it's total bullsh*t. In fact, everything we know about nuclear delivery syste...
by Y. Kanan
31 May 2011 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch
Replies: 4017
Views: 290929

Re: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch

Karzai demands NATO stop using airstrikes I'm not sure how much stock to put in this, Karzai's latest attempt at biting the hand that feeds him. But it does increasingly highlight the sad reality that the US is on its out way out of Afghanistan. I've been saying for a couple of years now the US wil...
by Y. Kanan
10 May 2011 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan-2
Replies: 496
Views: 46657

Re: Osama Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan-2

The moment I saw that OBL had been killed and that the Pakis had been caught red-handed sheltering him, I said to myself "Wow, that happened exactly as I thought it would." I always said if OBL was ever caught or killed it would be in spite of the ISI's efforts to hide him. My second thoug...
by Y. Kanan
25 Mar 2011 21:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 83196

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

I agree, the only thing this conflict proves is which aircraft are ready for service. The Eurofighter has failed even in that respect. While the Rafales haven't done anything impressive, they have at least demonstrated the ability to: 1) Show up for combat 2) Strike ground targets with accuracy 3) N...
by Y. Kanan
25 Mar 2011 04:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 83196

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

I'm not sure exactly what you're getting all worked up about... my only point is we need a credible nuclear deterrent to avoid Libya's fate. Our conventional military forces are too far behind to ever have any hope of repelling an American offensive. Rather than trying to match the US military in co...
by Y. Kanan
25 Mar 2011 01:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 83196

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

Asymmetric warfare is the ONLY possible response to overwhelming military technological superiority. But "victory" can come only after many deaths on the side of the lower tech force - not least because "victory" may take 5 to 200 years :eek: That is why an ability to nuke an ag...
by Y. Kanan
24 Mar 2011 01:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 83196

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

and our army and airforce will be sleeping all during this while No, they'd be hiding. As we've seen with the air campaigns on Serbia, Iraq and Libya it's actually not that hard to preserve your tanks, artillery, aircraft and other mobile assets. Those things can be camoflauged or hidden quite effe...
by Y. Kanan
23 Mar 2011 21:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 83196

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

Y. Kanan, you assume a lot of mythical US power. Hint: Think about bases, range, the mobile defences of a static establishments and so on. and there are 20 B-2s. I'm aware they only have about 20 B-2's... I never said it wouldn't take awhile! :) Each B-2 can carry up to 80 500-lb GPS guided bombs, ...
by Y. Kanan
23 Mar 2011 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 83196

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

What is India's strategy to deal with the kind of attack that is being carried out in Libya? Can the Arjun tank survive an air attack of the type near Benghazi? What about our radar installations? There is no strategy. If India were subjected to this type of high-tech assault, we wouldn't fare any ...
by Y. Kanan
19 Mar 2011 23:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 83196

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

The French can certainly handle this one on their own, if they want to. To be honest they don't even need British or Italian help; with their aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean sea equipped with Rafales and Super Étendards, plus the various supporting frigates and destroyers, they already have 10...
by Y. Kanan
31 Jan 2011 03:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620945

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

It's interesting when you look at what true democratization brings to all the various "moderate" regimes of the Islamic world. When the will of the people is allowed to actually pour forth, here's what you probably end up with: Egypt : Islamic state with free elections and relative freedom...
by Y. Kanan
28 Dec 2010 05:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 465
Views: 52720

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Agreed but this will probably not be possible as long as the radical Islamists control Iran. If the reformers (or at least relative moderates like the former Khatami regime) can regain power in Iran, India could once again cultivate stronger ties with Iran and act as a broker to help repair the long...
by Y. Kanan
23 Aug 2010 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 363229

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

A bit of positive news for the Americans: US Afghan casualties are down by more than 50% since Pakistani flooding began... You usually have an even more pessimistic bent of mind than I, so just wondering what your thoughts are on these floods. Do you think with all the moolah being doled out, TSP w...
by Y. Kanan
20 Aug 2010 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 363229

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

A bit of positive news for the Americans: US Afghan casualties are down by more than 50% since Pakistani flooding began...
by Y. Kanan
03 Aug 2010 01:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 123813

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?


This question is based on the assumption that we're ready for a one-front war...
by Y. Kanan
28 Jul 2010 05:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 241393

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

In a very loose talk with a friend of mine, he said TSPA and TSP leaders are the most patriotic that a nation could probably have. Mupalla - Pakistanis with an army background or army family background talk like this. The Pakistani army survives on this myth and making others believe this myth. I s...
by Y. Kanan
20 Apr 2010 06:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Liberation of oppressed peoples ruled by China and Pakistan
Replies: 54
Views: 5796

Re: Liberation of oppressed peoples ruled by China and Pakistan

There is this myth of "Han" numbers and "invincibility". I never said the Chinese were invincible; they'd get their asses kicked in any confrontation with the US or Taiwan. They'd have a tough time even taking on India in a conventional war. But let's be honest the Tibetans\Uigh...
by Y. Kanan
19 Apr 2010 02:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?
Replies: 275
Views: 34845

Re: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?

Maybe Kanan has decided to play contrarian/Devil's advocate...not necessarily bad, subsequent discussion clears the air for many people here (including any Baki lurkers). I admit, I may be somewhat guilty of that... Some key followup points: 1) 1998 Pokrhan tests: You guys have got me there. India ...
by Y. Kanan
19 Apr 2010 02:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Liberation of oppressed peoples ruled by China and Pakistan
Replies: 54
Views: 5796

Re: Liberation of oppressed peoples ruled by China and Pakistan

Actually as shown in many of the reports above, there are possibilities in spite of the "Hindu"-hatred and police-states. No police state in history has proved immune to internal dissent with the right dose of external support. Yes, initial attempts in China appear to be abortive. But tha...
by Y. Kanan
18 Apr 2010 07:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?
Replies: 275
Views: 34845

Re: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?

You should read Bharat Karnad's book about the exact situation. You are completely mistaken. The systems that will come in the coming years are A-III's and beyond. For TSP, the main syatems are A-I's and Prithvis. The A-I has never had a failure. Bharat Karnad says that around 200+ warheads are exp...
by Y. Kanan
18 Apr 2010 02:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?
Replies: 275
Views: 34845

Re: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?

That's wrong information that India can only deliver by planes. If you count future planned systems, then yes we have many delivery platforms including mobile ballistic missile launchers and also a nuclear ballistic missile sub. Perhaps someday these platforms will become operational. But we live i...
by Y. Kanan
18 Apr 2010 02:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Liberation of oppressed peoples ruled by China and Pakistan
Replies: 54
Views: 5796

Re: Liberation of oppressed peoples ruled by China and Pakistan

Any talk of "liberating oppressed peoples" in either China or Pakistan is a silly pipe dream. Both countries are essentially immune from Indian interference for their own unique reasons. Pakistan is immune because the only people in that country who've got the balls to stand up against the...
by Y. Kanan
14 Apr 2010 04:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?
Replies: 275
Views: 34845

Re: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?

The #'s of warheads are not as important as the delivery systems. Whether we have 60 warheads or 150 is of no consequence if the only way we can deliver them is by plane. If we had just 20 usable warheads on submarines at sea or mobile launchers on the ground, that would be enough. All that's needed...
by Y. Kanan
11 Apr 2010 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?
Replies: 275
Views: 34845

Re: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?

In an all-out nuclear war, we'd be hard-pressed to even anhillate Pakistan, much less Saudi Arabia or anyone else. In all likelihood, an "all-out" nuclear war between India and Pakistan would result in 50-100 nuclear ballistic missiles hitting India within minutes, taking out all our airba...
by Y. Kanan
11 Apr 2010 00:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 984019

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Wow... I haven't been active on the BR military forum in years but I'm overwhelmed at all the new developments. The Pakis have certainly been busy... this is not the same opponent we fought at Kargil 11 years ago. One of their more unsettling upgrades has been the PAF getting a world-class BVR capab...
by Y. Kanan
11 Apr 2010 00:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 943512

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Having said that imo it is the AIM 120 C5's in PAF arsenal which have increased their capability by a significant amount . The PAF gaining such a potent BVR capability (with the most proven and effective BVR missile ever built) was a very significant milestone. It was part of a larger pattern over ...
by Y. Kanan
17 Feb 2010 07:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 437433

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Tata Motors testing hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles Tata Motors European Technical Centre plc (TMETC), a 100 per cent subsidiary of Tata Motors, has developed a range of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles and is currently undertaking trial runs of these buses and light trucks. Ther...
by Y. Kanan
17 Feb 2010 07:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 502268

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

India has a much greater strategic motivation/requirement for adopting very fuel efficient - better yet, non-fossil-fuel powered - fighting vehicles. If it means going light, that is OK - one can always expand the artillery and genuinely adopt combined arms ops. I assume you're talking about ethano...
by Y. Kanan
02 Dec 2009 06:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch
Replies: 4017
Views: 290929

Re: Af-Pak Watch

It may look like the US is only now making the decision to "exit" from Afghanistan, but truth to be told this was decided in 2007, when the Central Asian republics formally abandoned the US-supported Af-Pak pipeline scheme, and instead chose to take the longer route through Russia. When th...
by Y. Kanan
21 Nov 2009 09:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?
Replies: 275
Views: 34845

Re: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?

Ah... armchair generals still desperately trying to have their war on Pakistan without actually a war ahem, the "armchair general" you are quoting was a senior diplomat in the IFS and an officer in the Indian Army before that. I daresay he knows a thing or two, perhaps as well as the inte...
by Y. Kanan
21 Nov 2009 08:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2954
Views: 264211

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

BTW, are we sure that there are 72 virgins promised? Both the LET poem and a few interviews of terrorists I've seen seem to suggest 70. It's a well known problem in jehadi circles. With so many of the faithful shaheedizing themselves of late, virgins have been on backorder - they can't stamp 'em ou...
by Y. Kanan
04 Nov 2009 12:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan
Replies: 122
Views: 16541

Re: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan

........... Nah, forget that. As Bush would say "Bring it On" ... let their terrorists come and kill us. We're in no danger of running out of people anytime soon! :) is that what Indians are ? bait ? while I agree completely with the rest of your two posts, this sounds extremely callous. ...
by Y. Kanan
03 Nov 2009 05:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan
Replies: 122
Views: 16541

Re: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan

If MMS is true to the spirit, just press the Button in coming July and give hot bye bye to Pakisatan . After Pakistan is gone, very few will cry and our soft spoken PM can regret the action and promise to not to do it again. This is the only rational humane way to solve Paki Problem. Years ago, I u...
by Y. Kanan
03 Nov 2009 03:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan
Replies: 122
Views: 16541

Re: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan

vs Pak we are in a position to act conventionally and dare them to escalate in a nuclear sense due to our superior number of air delivered and prithvi warheads. We'd get our asses kicked at worst, and stalemated at best. In a conventional limited war, we'd be playing to all of Pakistan's strengths....
by Y. Kanan
16 Oct 2009 23:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 229548

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

I would agree with one thing: without oil Islamic World = Africa. That is, a giant mess than the rest of the world wants little part of and hopes to contain. When the oil dries up or is made obsolete by other energy sources, all the muslim nations will face two choices: 1) Embrace moderate values an...
by Y. Kanan
16 Oct 2009 22:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 373586

Re: Geopolitical thread

You had the option to agree, disagree or ignore. You did not ignore, in fact liked it. There is no reason why an analogy can not be used to explain economics or any other subject, unless the analogy is invalid. So I request you to say why the analogy or parts of the analogy were invalid. The troubl...
by Y. Kanan
16 Oct 2009 21:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 247914

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

Now on a more serious note - with the news painting a picture of what appears to be all-out war between the Taliban and the Paki gov't, I still have to ask, is this for real? Seriously, I'm still having a really hard time buying all this. I see footage of Pakistani soldiers walking around, tank shoo...
by Y. Kanan
16 Oct 2009 21:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 247914

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

IMO any attack on mainland India by the pigLeTs will be a declaration of war against India forcing GOI to retaliate because of public sentiment. That's is why we are seeing this hesiation from pigLeTs/ISI/PA over the last 11 months or so in attacking India. Pffftt! :rotfl: Yeah that must be it...

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