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by Deans
20 Oct 2019 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3460
Views: 581310

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

X posted from Terroristan thread: The only way the army can estimate casualties from an arty strike (assuming there were none of our SF around to observe), is from radio intercepts. These would report Pak Army/ rangers casualties, but not terrorists & civilians. May be technically correct that I...
by Deans
20 Oct 2019 19:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 502997

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

I would like some UAV feed been made public of these strikes. Needless to say, Pak will try to repeat the same on our side, allowing us to lay nice little trap for their UAVs and allow counter battery fire from us. Overall our strategy seems to be working. Target Pak & terror positions consiste...
by Deans
20 Oct 2019 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 86987

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

The Catholic church is organized better than most advanced armies in the world and they function with ruthless efficiency, with unparalleled tactics, strategy and logistics because, after all, they have been around centuries longer than any of the armies could ever claim to be. The Vatican was a st...
by Deans
20 Oct 2019 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 86987

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

The church had a long tradition of trading in relics. Perhaps the fellow is buried in multiple places. Many of the disciples are `buried' or have body parts, in multiple places. There is for e.g a major pilgrimage route (Camino di Santaigo) to worship the site of alleged relics that serious studies...
by Deans
20 Oct 2019 19:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 502997

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The only way the army can estimate casualties from an arty strike (assuming there were none of our SF around to observe), is from radio intercepts. These would report Pak Army/ rangers casualties, but not terrorists & civilians. May be technically correct that INITIAL Pak army dead were 6-10 (Cu...
by Deans
19 Oct 2019 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3911
Views: 650150

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Noob Pooch , are there any measures that Bakis can implement within next 4 months to keep away blacklisted status? They can somehow get FATF involved in Afghanistan or Iran and then blackmail FATF that Pakistan won't provide logistics unless FATF removes it from grey list. They can shelter ISIS chi...
by Deans
19 Oct 2019 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 86987

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

I am SHOCKED :shock: at such ignorance of History. As Rajeev Srinivasan pointed out years ago, St. Thomas' skeleton as a young man, is buried at St. Thomas Mount. His skeleton as an old man is buried in the catacombs (whatever that is) beneath the Vatican. Q.E.D. Please add that to your history kna...
by Deans
18 Oct 2019 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3911
Views: 650150

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Paqistan can take tons of measures to come out of the FATF blacklist, its easy to do. But the main question is, is their Fauj willing to do it? The answer is a big NO The Paq Fauj will not give up the stranglehold on that country Until this stranglehold is there, Paqistan will go from bad to worse,...
by Deans
18 Oct 2019 16:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3184
Views: 450451

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Looking back at events since Aug 5, I believe the Govt's actions have corrected the false narratives that Kashmiris (and the usual suspects in rest of India) took for granted for the last 20+ years. These (in a logical flow) were 1. Article 370 & 35A were a half way step to Azadi. 2. If Kashmiri...
by Deans
18 Oct 2019 14:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3184
Views: 450451

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Other than above, Paxis found a great set of friends in leftist scum and MSM gangs in the West. They are going to be used to the full extant. Just watch for the reports of Curfew, no medical treatments etc etc reports and statements. Main area is UK and US where in Labour and Dems are siding with P...
by Deans
17 Oct 2019 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3184
Views: 450451

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I was out of internet and phone (mobile damaged)my self for 3 days just now. It is very difficult this if you are addicted to that. Unfortunately we are all addicted to it. But it is not very bad because most of them communication relating to daily needs etc can be done normally. Emergency etc can ...
by Deans
14 Oct 2019 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4758
Views: 462933

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

That's minister of state for external affairs for you. demonstrated secular credentials. cost nothing. good visuals. win win all round. no harm, no foul. Jaishankar is arguably the most qualified and articulate EAMs. Better to have him lead the delegation for the reasons mentioned, than say the CM ...
by Deans
13 Oct 2019 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4758
Views: 462933

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Interesting, because despite TT the number of Muslim voting BJP remained same. BJP's strategy of not bothering about Minority vote banks is spot on. (In ABV's time also it never crossed 10% Muslim vote) Really? how many minority schemes and scholarships were brought on by naqvi guy? Forgot tanvi an...
by Deans
13 Oct 2019 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 917
Views: 102420

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

The longer the Turkish operation continues the better it is for us. - Weakens Turkey economically (sanctions from US & EU are almost certain) and hence Erdogan's position. - Weakens Kurds, hence strengthens Assad/ Russia. No deal without them. - More ISIS attacks in Europe, greater support for o...
by Deans
13 Oct 2019 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4758
Views: 462933

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For reference from GE 2019 https://twitter.com/Indian_Index/status/1183041458057568256 Voted for BJP in the LS polls. Muslims 2019: 8% 2014: 8% (CSDS Lokniti post-poll survey) Interesting, because despite TT the number of Muslim voting BJP remained same. BJP's strategy of not bothering about Minori...
by Deans
13 Oct 2019 12:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 917
Views: 102420

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Kurdish female politician executed by Turks https://www.timesofisrael.com/kurdish-politician-among-9-civilians-killed-by-turkey-backed-rebels-monitor/ https://twitter.com/dlshadothman/status/1183039968169648128 https://twitter.com/TurkeyUntold/status/1183041064158027777 Good for us, This will affec...
by Deans
13 Oct 2019 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 70839

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

The Sialkot thrust took place beginning the night of 7/8 September. It was undertaken by 1 Corps under Lt-Gen P.O. Dunn. It was a 4 pronged attack if I recall correctly. Major-Gens Rajinder Singh Sparrow, S. K. Korla, Ranjit Singh and M. L. Thapan were the leaders of the 4 prongs. Thapan achieved t...
by Deans
13 Oct 2019 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 70839

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

But it shows how naive our leadership was for the first 2 decades of Independence was. Frontline airbases near the Punjab border having no radar coverage that C130 could come in happily. Yes, that is also why we lost a lot of aircraft on the ground at Pathankot air base. We did have an ineffective ...
by Deans
12 Oct 2019 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 683
Views: 73921

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

Although palm oil guzzles water (3 times more than coconut oil) and is therefore environmentally unfriendly, we need to use this opportunity to produce more in India (in the Andamans for e.g) or look at new sources of import, or substitute palm oil for local oils by increases in duty. A major use of...
by Deans
12 Oct 2019 22:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 917
Views: 102420

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

The Turkish army is the 2nd biggest in NATO numerically. The fact that it is part of NATO, with IMO, a high level of nationalism, should make it a better army, unit for unit, than say Saudi. I believe their problems stem from the 2016 purge of their officer corps - half their fighter pilots and brig...
by Deans
12 Oct 2019 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3911
Views: 650150

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Paklstan's remittance flow slows down in Q1 - Salman Siddiqui Cheers http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/beer.gif Normally if the currency is trading at record lows more remittances take place. In case of Porkistan even low rates are not working :rotfl: . Means two things either Pakis are ...
by Deans
12 Oct 2019 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3911
Views: 650150

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

With China, Malaysia and Turkey openly coming out in support of the pakis, it is unlikely that they will be blacklisted by FATF. At best they will continue to be on some kind of an extended grey list, till they meet some of the additional requirements. They will keep on showing partial compliance w...
by Deans
12 Oct 2019 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 917
Views: 102420

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

g.sarkar wrote:Thanks Boss.
Gautam


pdfdrive.com has a whole set of free downloadable books on the Ottoman empire (and other genres like Military history). Osman's dream is a good and detailed read.
by Deans
12 Oct 2019 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 917
Views: 102420

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Last week I was in Istanbul for work. It's a quirky place, and has a very Old Delhi-ish vibe to it in some parts. In some of the touristy areas, it's crowded 24/7. I went to a sheesha bar close to my hotel for a few nights in a row, and made friends with the managers and waiters - all Kurds. The Ma...
by Deans
11 Oct 2019 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 70839

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Ramana ji, I look at the 1965 battles slightly differently, though my conclusions are the same. In my opinion the key engagements (series of battles) were: 1. Pre Sept 65 - dealing with Pak infiltrators and capture of Haji pir : Victory for India. 2. Pak attack in Chhamb towards Akhnoor - Draw. Pak ...
by Deans
11 Oct 2019 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 650
Views: 70839

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

I wonder if there is any software program where in you can take any of the previous wars, add-in current force levels & capabilities and see how the war would play out in the current scenario. BTW, I think BRF should arrange annual 'RED FLAG' conferences/Skype chats where-in we can have a 'Red ...
by Deans
11 Oct 2019 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3184
Views: 450451

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The reality will sink in soon. GoI is sitting pretty comfy with whole world behind it. Controlling violence at all cost was the master stroke in my opinion. Without burning vehicles, buildings, ambulances and dead bodies on 24x7 TV no-one gives a rats ass. Exactly. The KMs are behaving like a kid t...
by Deans
10 Oct 2019 11:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3184
Views: 450451

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

So can anyone tell me (and others), what are the restrictions in J&K as of today? I have lost track with all the news coming out. (Self Edited) Restrictions : 4 of the 6 districts in Kashmir do not have mobile or Internet access. However, there are internet kiosks, PCO's and land lines function...
by Deans
10 Oct 2019 10:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3184
Views: 450451

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

..... Gautam[/quote] Most probably these IT companies in J&K were used as conduit for hawala money for supporting terrorist activities in J&K [/quote] Yes. because you cannot evaluate the value of the `software' exported, against which remittances arrive, as official export proceeds. ISI can...
by Deans
10 Oct 2019 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 917
Views: 102420

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

The Turkish army is big, but largely conscript based. Many competent officers have been purged and the criteria for promotion has been adherence to Islamist values, not professional competence. Still, the Kurdish forces will not be able to stand up to the Turks in a conventional fight. If they figh...
by Deans
09 Oct 2019 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 917
Views: 102420

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

The Turkish army is big, but largely conscript based. Many competent officers have been purged and the criteria for promotion has been adherence to Islamist values, not professional competence. Still, the Kurdish forces will not be able to stand up to the Turks in a conventional fight. If they fight...
by Deans
09 Oct 2019 12:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3184
Views: 450451

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Qn to the J&K experts: Why do ppl FLY from Jammu to Srinagar? Fear of terrorist attack, or condition of roads? How long is the distance and the trip time? Some time back there was a big deal on an express train route opened. Isn't that a lot nicer than getting on a plane? Train route Jammu to S...
by Deans
27 Sep 2019 10:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3448
Views: 491674

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Both Biden and Kerry's sons work for the same private equity company. It is partly funded by the Chinese. They have done deals with countries just after either parent visited. The $ 2.5 Billion they raised is unusual for a new PE firm. That's nepotism which seems as bad as anything in India. What th...
by Deans
26 Sep 2019 17:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3184
Views: 450451

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/jobs/japanese-firms-offer-nursing-jobs-to-j-k-residents/articleshow/71311501.cms?from=mdr A sign of things to come. Behave like a citizen of India and you get jobs. Continue to sulk - as KMs are doing and no one will give a damn. Once UN week is over and SC rule...
by Deans
26 Sep 2019 17:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3911
Views: 650150

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

WHich is the Same, Sell PKR, buy USD now, sell USD and buy PKR, Balance you if can convert is profit? The idea is to keep USD as profit and not PKR. So you sell only that much USD to cover your borrowing. Residual USD with you is profit. That is correct, my example earlier was a simplistic version....
by Deans
26 Sep 2019 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 81
Views: 9034

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

^ yes, I also have a Kindle unlimited account, will download the latest. My only gripe with Kindle books is that the graphics and maps do not show up well, cannot be 'zoomed in' and the contrast is very poor, hard to read details. Although I read most of my fiction on Kindle, for everything else, I...
by Deans
26 Sep 2019 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3911
Views: 650150

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Ramana ji, I think its the other way around. They say you can make money from the fall in the Pak Rupee. In their example: 1. You (an Abdul in Pak) pay Rs 156 to buy 1 US $ 2. 5 years later you sell that Dollar and get Rs 277. You gain assuming that over 5 years inflation has not made your Rs 277 ha...
by Deans
26 Sep 2019 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3184
Views: 450451

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Erdo's economy is in free fall. He has simultaneously antagonized the US, EU & Saudi. Only nuisance value at best. I'm not sure the Navy deal was significant (see my previous post), but we should certainly send a signal to Turkey that they will not be considered for any govt tenders as they are ...
by Deans
26 Sep 2019 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2664
Views: 409572

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

labor is not in power. the conservatives are. indian equivalent would be the congress party passing resolution that northern ireland should be merged with ireland Labour is also roughly in the same state as the Cong, though Boris's stupidity and the fairly high number of seats they got in the last ...
by Deans
26 Sep 2019 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2664
Views: 409572

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

23 June 2016 - UK votes to Leave 13 July 2016 - Theresa May becomes PM 17 January 2017 - Brexit means Brexit 29 March 2017 Article 50 triggered 8 June 2017 - snap general election 8 December 2017 - birth of the backstop 6 July 2018 - Chequers, mate 25 November 2018 - backstop’s back 24 June 2019 - ...

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