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by Deans
24 Sep 2019 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 81
Views: 9419

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Any options for Kindle users in the US? Oops, realized I have already bought the paperback version of this book earlier this year from Amazon.com, sitting on the shelf, to be read. There is also a Kindle Unlimited version for the US on Amazon Primus ji. Thanks for buying the book. It is also on kin...
by Deans
24 Sep 2019 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 81
Views: 9419

Re: Forthcoming book - Two front war in 2022

Hi Arjun, The book will be available in all major English speaking countries. There are unfortunately, no pics. Its rather a serious read. Plenty of maps, but that's to make you explore the area more on google maps. Will there be a Kindle version? Please? Yes, it is on Kindle - which has sold more ...
by Deans
23 Sep 2019 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 81
Views: 9419

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

https://www.amazon.in/2022-Indias-two-front-war-ebook/dp/B07Q29P3M1/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3R5KT31LZXSUO&keywords=2022+india%27s+two+front+war&qid=1569243393&s=digital-text&sprefix=2022%2Cdigital-text%2C440&sr=1-1 Updated edition of the book will be available free on kindle unlimited t...
by Deans
22 Sep 2019 13:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Every day I can see videos posted by journalists (mostly Kashmiri Pandits) from Srinagar. Traffic is normal, some shops are open, there are plenty of roadside vendors conducting business. Hospitals are open and crowded. The claims of curfew etc are complete nonsense. I feel that the critical period...
by Deans
21 Sep 2019 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

sudeepj wrote:High time a run poorie is given a dose for providing a platform to the chusti family.


Yes, I'm surprised at the level of anti India reporting by IT, on Kashmir these days.
W.t.f. should the Mufti kid be invited to whatever India Today was organising.
by Deans
16 Sep 2019 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

While I support the govt on Kashmir and couldn't care less about the `suffering' of the KM population in the current situation, I wonder if the continued denial of mobile services and the internet has outlived its usefulness - same applies to political detainees. My concern is that we will start los...
by Deans
16 Sep 2019 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I think the problem with continuing the 1948 war, beyond the Jan 49 ceasefire, had more to do with economics and logistics than the Military situation - where the momentum was in our favour. (`Slender was the thread' is a good account of the fighting). None of our generals in 1947 had enough exposur...
by Deans
16 Sep 2019 10:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 294
Views: 41982

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

What if this was done with just Motar shells? My understanding is that a mortar would be fairly inaccurate at the range it would have been fired at - to hit the top of a tall oil tank. There would be a further problem with the warhead landing accurately enough to break through the top cover of the ...
by Deans
16 Sep 2019 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4177
Views: 851521

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I see a parallel between China's defence production effort and that of the former Soviet Union. In both cases, producers had to meet quantitative targets - or be shot. They stole tech from the US. That results in shortcuts which may not be apparent when the product is built - or some general is pers...
by Deans
16 Sep 2019 09:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 294
Views: 41982

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

My feeling is that the attacks were by `suicide' drones at short range, carried out by local infiltrators. Interestingly my book `2022, India's two front war' has a similar scenario. (The Radome of a Pak AWAC on the ground gets taken out by suicide drones, launched just outside its airbase.
by Deans
15 Sep 2019 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3528
Views: 517145

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Having a non Indian name helps when commenting on a western news item. I have a greater chance of being published posting as `Deans' than my
first name `Rahul'. Also, it helps to stick to facts (particularly when the facts are on our side) rather than opinions.
by Deans
15 Sep 2019 13:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

chetak wrote:twitter


You can bet your last Pakistani rupee that ⁦@nytimes⁩, ⁦@guardian⁩ & ⁦@BBC⁩ won’t report this.


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I'm even willing to bet an Indian Rupee.
by Deans
12 Sep 2019 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3528
Views: 517145

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Hindu organizations need to learn few things from CAIR. For example, HAF went with notion that one bag apple at NPR and has resigned. However, the headliner should have been that NPR in general is anti Hindu. And, should be going full press with it by reaching out to anyone that would publish and c...
by Deans
11 Sep 2019 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 514485

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Fully Poted on the J&K Union Territory Thread Pakistan’s Kashmir Narrative Is Falling Flat. How Might That Change? - Murtaza Solangi Murtaza Solangi is a prominent Pakistani journalist and former head of the national radio of Pakistan. Murtaza Solangi is a prominent Pakistani journalist and for...
by Deans
10 Sep 2019 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4217
Views: 471734

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Bolton was more of a hardliner on Iran, Venezuela and NoKo than Trump. Is possible that without Bolton, Trump may be more amenable to a quick deal with Iran which essentially restores the Iran Nuclear deal with some Iranian pullback of support for Hezbollah and the Houtis in Yemen. Relaxation of ten...
by Deans
10 Sep 2019 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

NRao, I'm sorry but what exactly is the IN supposed to do, to completely resolve Kashmir ?
by Deans
08 Sep 2019 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The world was never very kind to us anyway, so their opinion hardly matters. In today's context, jo dar gaya, samjho mar gaya . I for one am very glad. This sends a very clear message to her ilk, better beware, the day of reckoning is here and your masters will not be able to protect you any more. ...
by Deans
08 Sep 2019 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Dumping Indian products in Pakistan is already happening via Dubai(68%). Pakistan-Dubai trade in consumer goods is much higher than India-Pak trade, guess why :rotfl: Dumping through Afghanistan would only mean adding additional steps unnecessarily without any increase in profits. That's not dumpin...
by Deans
06 Sep 2019 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^^ this dumbing of consumer goods is already underway. from watching a few paki shows it looks like the most popular item are shampoo sachets. maybe for beards ? Nandakumar & Atmavik ji, Indian pharma products are the most popular in terms of profit per kg. In consumer products, Indian products...
by Deans
06 Sep 2019 11:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Re: Afghanistan. I had written a paper on the subject and done business there in the past. In brief: Deansji, can you post a link to the paper if it is open access? Only a 2 page summary (dealing with Pak) is open source. I've been asked not to share the rest of it (50 odd pages). Suffice to say pa...
by Deans
06 Sep 2019 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Re: Afghanistan. I had written a paper on the subject and done business there in the past. In brief: A military deployment is undesirable for the reasons other posters have mentioned. If it has to be be done, it should be under the following circumstances: - Unhindered access to Chabahar, the railwa...
by Deans
05 Sep 2019 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Why? He was proudly tweeting that he has some "insider" info about an India-US setting on Kashmir. Even if he is somehow privy such info it's best to keep it under wraps and not become a loud dhol drumming up hysteria. No wonder he was not given any portfolio. Better to have him inside th...
by Deans
05 Sep 2019 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

In diplomacy, everybody who might seem anathema might be useful and it wouldn't hurt cultivating a relationship, but I thought this guy Steve Bannon is a neo Nazi. Whats our ambassador doing sucking up to him just because this Steve dude showed some curiosity with the Bhagwat Gita? https://twitter....
by Deans
04 Sep 2019 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 514485

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The time we spend analysing foreign press is probably disproportionate to their importance. This of course has Nehruvian, "I need good behaviour certificate from white folk" behaviour. It is not the government's job to educate every journalist under the sun. In fact, most journalists have...
by Deans
04 Sep 2019 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I believe the BSF guards all our embassies. Seen them in Moscow and Tehran (typically just a couple of guards at the main gate and the Ambassador's residence). They would be tasked with preventing a break in, rather than firing on a mob.
by Deans
31 Aug 2019 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 514485

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

X-Post: Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have starte...
by Deans
28 Aug 2019 11:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

If India gets POk and unites Kashmir - there will be permanent peace. Kashmiris will be grateful eternally. I don't think getting back POK is either possible (in an immediate conventional war) or desirable. In military terms we only have marginal superiority along the LOC, where PA is well dug in. ...
by Deans
28 Aug 2019 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 514485

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

I was actually thinking about IWT today & IMO there is no need to abrogate it for many reasons: Another thing that we could do is open up tanning industries in the areas just before the rivers cross over to Pakistan. Another way to generate jobs and do a calibrated screwing of Pakis. I had ment...
by Deans
21 Aug 2019 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I've been away from the forum for the past week. My article on Kashmir, in Swarajya, on how the state can be developed. https://swarajyamag.com/blogs/naya-jammu-and-kashmir-the-way-forward My co-author Ms Kriti Upadhyaya has just joined a leading think tank in DC, as a research associate, looking at...
by Deans
15 Aug 2019 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3308
Views: 497511

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

https://swarajyamag.com/blogs/kashmir-debunking-myths-and-misconceptions This is the first of a 3 part series on Kashmir, which I have worked on along with the author Ms. Upadhyaya. She had assisted me on a policy paper on Pakistan and has just joined the Centre for Strategic and International stud...
by Deans
07 Aug 2019 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 70664

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

Bart S wrote:
pankajs wrote:https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/1159062927405670402





1 and 2 are probably on the wishlist of most Indians themselves :mrgreen:


3. Increased presence on the LOC will just bankrupt Pak faster.
by Deans
07 Aug 2019 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 605946

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

So the Pakis have retaliated.. Quake in your dhotis and weep ye yindoos.. 1. Downgrade of Diplomatic relations 2. Stopping bilateral trade.. 3. Bilateral traties to be reconsidered Oh noes.. what will we do?? For starters.. ROFL :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Yes ! Start with IWT :mrgreen: Though Pak has set ...
by Deans
05 Aug 2019 17:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 70664

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

Clearly the biggest decision of Modiji. I'm a pretty unemotional middle aged guy but I almost had tears of joy: On more sober reflection of the next steps: 1. Possibility of this being challenged in SC (The usual suspects are bound to raise it). 2. What will the J&K assembly look like after deli...
by Deans
05 Aug 2019 13:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 605946

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

bifurcation solves many but not all problems. 1) ladhak will develop more rapidly now with more funds, quicker decision making and being free from srinagars overbearing control. All kinds of kashmiri chuts come to ladhak to inspect and order 2) jammu and kashmir as UT means LG will have lot of say ...
by Deans
05 Aug 2019 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 605946

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Tandav. No personal attacks. Edit your post. bkswarti edit your post. Labeling people on "bhakts" in a pejorative way during debate is uncivil. While I strongly disagree with Bkswarti, I'm keen to how why for e.g. he considers the BJPs actions fascist (getting Rajya sabha approval as oppo...
by Deans
04 Aug 2019 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3509
Views: 608368

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

i dont think 155 mm shells can substantially damage the civil structure of the dam..though it can flatten things like power house, transmission lines living quarters etc which are in the open... and thus cause considerable delay. Its not intended to damage the dam. The kill radius of a 155mm shell ...
by Deans
03 Aug 2019 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 623538

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

That is incorrect reading of the act. There is no employee limits set in the law, even a single worker in someone’s house working as maid is covered From the link you posted. Section 4 (2) (c) reads " one member from amongst non-governmental organisations or associations committed to the cause...
by Deans
03 Aug 2019 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 623538

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

. OpIndia spoke to the Superindentent of Police who confirmed to us that he has taken suo motu cognisance and is initiating preventive measure against Amit Shukla. What is required here is to start a whisper campaign against Zomato. People can still say Zomato did a sloppy service (irrespective of ...
by Deans
03 Aug 2019 11:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 804780

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

IAFs biggest issue is its complete inability to run a PR war or even wage hybrid war. Its a shame really. They just rely on their Chief speaking in an unscripted fashion and for interested veterans to step up and go above & beyond. Far more could have been done, should have been done. Add to th...
by Deans
30 Jul 2019 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 623538

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

On CCD: Siddhartha's share of the initial money was probably Cong money laundering (one reason they got them to diversify into unrelated areas). There was also a danger of NPA for their huge debt, but that, I believe was paid off after the IPO and mindtree sale, so both these are probably not releva...

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