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by Y. Kanan
24 Apr 2008 07:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5687
Views: 767014

The shootdown of the Georgian UAV is probably linked to the US recognitino of Kosovo two months ago. At the time the Russians said they'd retaliate by re-examing their policy towards Georgia separatists. Russia may be laying the groundwork for Abkahazia to formally breakoff from Georgia and rejoin t...
by Y. Kanan
14 Mar 2008 05:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1088924

Even without the entry of the US into such a conflict, taking on Taiwan alone would be extremely costly. No, I don't see China doing this -- too risky, too much to lose. Especially with virgin armed forces that lack any combat experience whatsoever. What seems a lot more likely to me, is that China...
by Y. Kanan
13 Mar 2008 08:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1088924

Personally, I believe once they tackle the Taiwan issue (one way or the other) they will come at us with everything. I have no doubts about that. Question is will we do something about it at war footing NOW or will we wait till its too late. The conventional wisdom says China's arms buildup is dire...
by Y. Kanan
22 Feb 2008 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 408613

The Kosovo situation is interesting; could Russia use this to its advantage? It seems to me that Putin could make a powerplay here. What if the Russians and Serbs orchestrated a separatist movement of their own, in response? Remember "Republica Sprnska"? That's the Serb-controlled portion ...
by Y. Kanan
14 May 2007 13:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 403588

Pakis are getting aggressive as they know the US is on its way out of the region. The Central Asian oil didn't pan out.

I almost feel sorry for the Afghans who made the mistake of siding with the West against Taliban\Pak. Turns out they picked the wrong side.
by Y. Kanan
13 May 2007 14:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 403588

http://origin.mercurynews.com/business/ci_5880934 Well that does it then. Assuming this deal goes through, there's no solid reason for the US to stay in Afghanistan. They're going to be leaving, folks. Expect a "political solution" and "power sharing arrangement" sometime in the ...
by Y. Kanan
02 Mar 2005 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Parakram: Another Analysis
Replies: 115
Views: 36729

3) Throughout the Parakram standoff - India maintained its attractiveness to business and investment! The Indian economy continued to grow despite the "cost of the mobilization". Compare that with the situation in 1962 where the War caused food and petrol shortages in the bulk of the country! Not t...
by Y. Kanan
20 Sep 2004 10:20
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Need Help - References - Force Pak-Lovers to Reconsider
Replies: 26
Views: 16125

The Kerry campaign needs to see this stuff. There is enough evidence to indict the Bush administration for covering up the Pakistani nuclear proliferation. Bush & Co. could be (rightly) accused of treason for this. The fact that they covered up Pakistan's very real nuclear proliferation while co...
by Y. Kanan
21 Jun 2004 10:24
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 71795

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

It's heartening to see that my thread, which was initially condemned as traitorous, has actually spawned some very interesting analysis. Still though, the tendency to take the easy way out and dismiss all negative info as treasonous "psy-ops" is still rearing its head here, and those of you who are ...
by Y. Kanan
08 Jan 2004 22:58
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 71795

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

Originally posted by shiv: It has been said that Pakistan can fight all out war for two weeks with India and that India can fight for one month (or maybe 6 weeks) Anything that happens in an India Pakistan war must happen within this timescale in an "all out war". I am sure the Indian Navy can bloc...
by Y. Kanan
05 Jan 2004 08:57
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 71795

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

Originally posted by shiv: Undoubtedly assumptions of Indian weakness will have been strengthened by this. And I have seen Pakistani refs that speak of both the conventional strength and nuclear strength of Pakistan as having been instrumental in scaring India. IMO There is nothing that needs to be...
by Y. Kanan
22 Dec 2003 03:36
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 71795

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

Originally posted by Atish: The 1847 figure seems extremely high. Where does this fgure come from? Also I was wondring does death from disease etc natural causes included in this. Atish. Supposedly, this figure comes from a statement made by George Fernandes to parliament earlier this year. Regardi...
by Y. Kanan
19 Dec 2003 20:00
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 71795

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

<a href="http://www.strategypage.com/search.asp?target=d:\inetpub\strategypageroot\fyeo\qndguide\docs\archives\ind03a.htm&search=parakram">link</a> May 2, 2003: With information more accessible than ever before, 21st century populations all over the world are demanding accountability for their m...
by Y. Kanan
17 Dec 2003 00:14
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 71795

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

I'll bump this up with another addition since it's relevant to this topic: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...how?msid=283543 excerpt: A year after its ignominious termination, the true story of Operation Parakram can now be told. The Indian threat of war was an empty boast, the Indian armed forc...
by Y. Kanan
16 Dec 2003 03:54
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 71795

Operation Parakram: An Analysis

Since there seems to be a dearth of information on Operation Parakram, I thought I'd start a thread where info can be collected. This is something I haven't seen discussed in detail on BR before. I'm interested not so much in whether or not Op. Parakram was a strategic failure, but rather, the milit...
by Y. Kanan
18 Sep 2003 08:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Saudi Arabia's nuclear ambitions
Replies: 48
Views: 19737

Re: Saudi Arabia's nuclear ambitions

A question for the "nooklar" experts: if you buy a batch of nuclear warheads from some other country, how long can the weapons be kept functional? What is the "shelf-life" of a typical fission-based warhead? Is it really possible for Saudi Arabia to just "acquire" a nuclear detterent by purchasing w...
by Y. Kanan
31 Aug 2003 05:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 65226

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

Originally posted by Arun_Gupta: Of course, one POV is that we misperceive, and Musharraf is indeed serving US interests. In one unexpected sentence, illumination! :eek: There you have it gentlemen. Thank Arun for putting the entire puzzle together for you, in one startling sentence. I said this be...
by Y. Kanan
28 Aug 2003 19:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 65226

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

Originally posted by narayanan:
Sunil: This thread is dead in the water because the real issues here cannot be discussed. The rest is all treading stale water. Been there, beaten that dead horse.

"Paki nukes". WHAT Paki nukes? They're long gone.
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