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10TH JULY 2017  EX MALABAR  WITH 15  NAVAL COMBATANTS AND 120 AIRCRAFT & HELICOPTERS WITH INTEROPERABILITY IS A SHOW OF SOLIDARITY TOWARDS  CHINA WHEN  PLA(ARMY) AND INDIAN ARMY UNITS ARE LOCKED IN EYE BALLS IN DOKLAM WITH REVERSED RIFLES FOR THE TIME BEING

10TH JULY 2017 EX MALABAR WITH 15 NAVAL COMBATANTS AND 120 AIRCRAFT & HELICOPTERS WITH INTEROPERABILITY IS A SHOW OF SOLIDARITY TOWARDS CHINA WHEN PLA(ARMY) AND INDIAN ARMY UNITS ARE LOCKED IN EYE BALLS IN DOKLAM WITH REVERSED RIFLES FOR THE TIME BEING

This is an IDF Analysis of the importance of the most advanced naval exercise for the Indian Navy — Malabar 2017 and what is its aim, and how much it achieves for the security of democratic nations to show power and deterrence as no one wants war. But when rising power challenges the risen power […]

PART  3  MAX HASTINGS CALLS  UK’S   QUEEN ELIZABETH  AN EMBARRASSMENT –  USN’s  FORD’S F-35B & EMALS POSE PROBLEMS — IDF EXPLAINS INDIA WILL BE BETTER SERVED WITH  22 GUARDIAN DRONES  TO  SCOUR IOR MALACCA  & SCS IN WAR AND PEACE

PART 3 MAX HASTINGS CALLS UK’S QUEEN ELIZABETH AN EMBARRASSMENT – USN’s FORD’S F-35B & EMALS POSE PROBLEMS — IDF EXPLAINS INDIA WILL BE BETTER SERVED WITH 22 GUARDIAN DRONES TO SCOUR IOR MALACCA & SCS IN WAR AND PEACE

This is Part 3 IDF analysis in defence of Part 1 and 2 earlier on India’s aircraft carrier plans. The capabilities of the 22 Sea Guardian Drones/UAVs will be in next posting. The two earlier posts were more to delay the order for India’s third 65,000 ton aircraft carrier media calls Vishal to get more […]

THE STORY OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERS PART TWO- UK’S  QE  IS AN EMBARRASSMENT -  GERALD  FORD’S F-35B & EMALS POSE  PROBLEMS — INDIA’S   VIKRANT IS  ESCALATING & DELAYED AT CSL – CHINA’S 2ND IS UNDERGOING  TRIALS- INDIA’S 3RD   IN DESIGN STAGE

THE STORY OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERS PART TWO- UK’S QE IS AN EMBARRASSMENT – GERALD FORD’S F-35B & EMALS POSE PROBLEMS — INDIA’S VIKRANT IS ESCALATING & DELAYED AT CSL – CHINA’S 2ND IS UNDERGOING TRIALS- INDIA’S 3RD IN DESIGN STAGE

IDF Analysis and it’s a ‘Told You So’ posting. IDF recommends only two aircraft carriers and postponing order for third and cheaper development of Andaman and Nicobar islands as fixed carrier landing grounds for operations with refueling up to 2000 miles radius in support of ships, drones and submarines. India has to worry what China […]

FUTURE OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERS—UK’S  QE  SETS SAIL-  GERALD  FORD’S F-35Bs & EMALS POSE  PROBLEMS — INDIA’S   VIKRANT IS  ESCALATING & DELAYED AT CSL – CHINA’S 2ND IS UNDERGOING  TRIALS--- HENCE INDIA SHOULD DEBATE  THE FUTURE OF HOW MANY  CARRIERS INDIA CAN AFFORD TODAY ? TWO OR THREE ?

FUTURE OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERS—UK’S QE SETS SAIL- GERALD FORD’S F-35Bs & EMALS POSE PROBLEMS — INDIA’S VIKRANT IS ESCALATING & DELAYED AT CSL – CHINA’S 2ND IS UNDERGOING TRIALS— HENCE INDIA SHOULD DEBATE THE FUTURE OF HOW MANY CARRIERS INDIA CAN AFFORD TODAY ? TWO OR THREE ?

This is a need based IDF Analysis on Aircraft Carriers of UK, China and USA inter linked with India’s in two parts. Russia is unsure of building a carrier. Japan is building helicopter carriers only. This is Part 1. IDF is convinced only nations that are rich should build carriers. They are sitting targets and […]

INDIA  BOYCOTTS CHINA’S   BARF CITING   ILLEGALITY OF CPEC ON INDIAN SOIL & RIGHTLY SUSPECTS  CHINA’S 36 DAO   STRATEGEMS TO CONNECT CHINA TO NEIGHBOURS & AND SURROUND INDIA  ----- DOES INDIA’S STRATEGY  HINGE ON PARAELL JAPAN INDIA BELT ?

INDIA BOYCOTTS CHINA’S BARF CITING ILLEGALITY OF CPEC ON INDIAN SOIL & RIGHTLY SUSPECTS CHINA’S 36 DAO STRATEGEMS TO CONNECT CHINA TO NEIGHBOURS & AND SURROUND INDIA —– DOES INDIA’S STRATEGY HINGE ON PARAELL JAPAN INDIA BELT ?

This is an IDF Analysis sparked by the growth of economies of China, Japan and India as gravity has tilted East in the 21st century. The Indian Ocean Region’s (IOR) sea lanes and land connectivity for trade and energy have assumed strategic importance and the two day Belt & Road Forum (BARF) from 14th May […]

CHINA  CHALLENGES GROTIUS’S  ‘MARE LIBERUM’-(FREEDOM OF THE  SEAS)  WITH ‘MARE CLOSUM’ AND SCS  CLAIMS--- WILL WE SEE COLD WAR 2.0 BETWEEN US ALLIES & INDIA VS CHINA-RUSSIA & PAKISTAN & TRIBUTEES  AT BARF 14/15TH MAY IN BEIJING ?

CHINA CHALLENGES GROTIUS’S ‘MARE LIBERUM’-(FREEDOM OF THE SEAS) WITH ‘MARE CLOSUM’ AND SCS CLAIMS— WILL WE SEE COLD WAR 2.0 BETWEEN US ALLIES & INDIA VS CHINA-RUSSIA & PAKISTAN & TRIBUTEES AT BARF 14/15TH MAY IN BEIJING ?

India has declined an invitation to join Border and Road Forum (BARF) in Beijing on 14/15th May as USA and its allies have done. Is it green shoots of Cold War 2.0 in rising power China challenging Super Power USA ? This is an IDF analysis of China under its military and political Chairman XI […]

ARE  USI’s  STRATEGIC REVIEW & JOINT  DOCTRINE- 2017 &1000 DAYS OF ‘MODI’  &  100 OF ‘POTUS’ (PRESIDENT OF USA)  THE  HARBINGERS OF DISRUPTIVE LEADERSHIP FOR SUCCESS-IN POK?   CHINESE   AMBASSADOR ASKS INDIA TO JOIN  BRI

ARE USI’s STRATEGIC REVIEW & JOINT DOCTRINE- 2017 &1000 DAYS OF ‘MODI’ & 100 OF ‘POTUS’ (PRESIDENT OF USA) THE HARBINGERS OF DISRUPTIVE LEADERSHIP FOR SUCCESS-IN POK? CHINESE AMBASSADOR ASKS INDIA TO JOIN BRI

This is a ‘pot pouri’ IDF analysis of the week ending 6th May, 2017. Indians think Delhi is the centre of the earth with the fastest growing economy and a magnet for FDI. Leaders come visiting to sell to the largest population in the world (if a census is taken). That worries China as former […]

“IS A  PERMAMENT DEFENCE MINISTER ESSENTIAL” IS ON  MILITARY MINDS &  WHO WILL BE APPOINTED ---  AN RSS RECOMMENDATION AS RRM  ONCOLOGIST  DR BHAMRE ?  OR  RM JAITLEY  CONTINUE  AND RESPOND TO    PAKISTAN ?

“IS A PERMAMENT DEFENCE MINISTER ESSENTIAL” IS ON MILITARY MINDS & WHO WILL BE APPOINTED — AN RSS RECOMMENDATION AS RRM ONCOLOGIST DR BHAMRE ? OR RM JAITLEY CONTINUE AND RESPOND TO PAKISTAN ?

This is an IDF Analysis a few days after IDF felt the need for a Permanent Defence Minister and posted  FM JAITLEY RETURNS –PARRIKAR SAYS BYE TO MOD and tried to explore how critical, demanding and full time both Finance and Defence Ministries are and ask can one person do both jobs dispassionately. Congress did […]

A  62 PAGE VISIONARY JOINT WAR DOCTRINE WAS  RELEASED POST   SURGICAL STRIKES/ TROPEX & CDRS CONFERENCE --- A  CLASSIFIED (RED) BOOK MAY HOLD  INDIA’S   NUCLEAR NFU RULES   &   NAVY’S  SSBN’s  COMMAND & CONTROL FOR DETERRENCE/ WAR

A 62 PAGE VISIONARY JOINT WAR DOCTRINE WAS RELEASED POST SURGICAL STRIKES/ TROPEX & CDRS CONFERENCE — A CLASSIFIED (RED) BOOK MAY HOLD INDIA’S NUCLEAR NFU RULES & NAVY’S SSBN’s COMMAND & CONTROL FOR DETERRENCE/ WAR

This is an IDF analysis of the “Joint Indian Armed Forces Doctrine Document” released by CNS & COSC Admiral Sunil Lanba on 25th April in presence of General Bipin Rawat and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa. COSC writes it is pitched at the strategic level and is unclassified for planners and it includes civil military […]

FM JAITLEY RETURNS –PARRIKAR SAYS BYE TO  MOD WITH  NO LEGROOM  FUNDS  UNLESS  FM OPENS HIS PURSE & ISSUES  STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP RULES  WITH ORDERS TO PRIVATE FIRMS FOR FDI OR SAY  ‘HEY PRABHU’ AND DEPART !

FM JAITLEY RETURNS –PARRIKAR SAYS BYE TO MOD WITH NO LEGROOM FUNDS UNLESS FM OPENS HIS PURSE & ISSUES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP RULES WITH ORDERS TO PRIVATE FIRMS FOR FDI OR SAY ‘HEY PRABHU’ AND DEPART !

This is an analysis of the, ‘Capital Funds Starved Ministry of Defence’ (MOD) which needs allocations by the new appointed RM Jaitley for badly needed operational orders. The projects of the three services and Coast Guard from the 2017-18 Defence budget of around $ 46 bill, is burdened with over runs. The Army is facing […]