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ECONOMY & BLACK MONEY TALK & ‘UNITY IN DIVERSITY’ ARE  BACK AS  INDIA & CHINA COMPETE IN IOR AND  PAKISTAN &TRUMP WANTS INDIA’S NAVY TO  JOIN (QUAD) PATROLS AGAINST CHINA & FINALLY  IDF ASKS HAVE ISRAELIS HELPED SPY  ON INDIANS ?

ECONOMY & BLACK MONEY TALK & ‘UNITY IN DIVERSITY’ ARE BACK AS INDIA & CHINA COMPETE IN IOR AND PAKISTAN &TRUMP WANTS INDIA’S NAVY TO JOIN (QUAD) PATROLS AGAINST CHINA & FINALLY IDF ASKS HAVE ISRAELIS HELPED SPY ON INDIANS ?

As a preamble in this Pot Pouri post  IDF must praise Prime Minister Modi for a successful visit to Saudi Arabia with promises of money to invest.  India needs  a dose of investment badly. India is a gold mine for investment with a consuming population of 1.3 billion. That is why India is sought by […]

INDIA’S CHALLENGE IS TO BALANCE US & CHINA & PLACATE RUSSIA AFTER ARTICLE 370 & PRESIDENT XI’s VISIT & ACCEPT THAT CHINA’s CPEC/BRI INTERESTS TAKES IT CLOSER TO PAKISTAN/FATF & AGHANISTAN AS USA STRUGGLES TO TAME CHINA’S TECHNOLOGY THRU TRADE---UPHILL TASK !

INDIA’S CHALLENGE IS TO BALANCE US & CHINA & PLACATE RUSSIA AFTER ARTICLE 370 & PRESIDENT XI’s VISIT & ACCEPT THAT CHINA’s CPEC/BRI INTERESTS TAKES IT CLOSER TO PAKISTAN/FATF & AGHANISTAN AS USA STRUGGLES TO TAME CHINA’S TECHNOLOGY THRU TRADE—UPHILL TASK !

This is an IDF Deepavali ‘State of Affairs’ pot pouri analysis of India’s external challenges with an accent on security and maritime issues after abrogation of Article 370 and PM Modi’s informal summit with President Xi Jinping at Mallampuram. The preamble to this post has to be Internal as External affairs of a nation have […]

12 ADDITIONAL DIESEL SUBMARINES RFP OR 4 NUCLEAR SSNs SANTIONED BY DAC—WHICH IS BETTER ?? CNS LAMENTS NAVY IS DOWN TO 13% OF BUDGET FROM 18% & INDIAN ECONOMY IS DOWN TOO ! IAF HAS GOBBLED $ 13 BILLION BUT BECOME POWERFUL-----PETER GAVE TO PAUL !

12 ADDITIONAL DIESEL SUBMARINES RFP OR 4 NUCLEAR SSNs SANTIONED BY DAC—WHICH IS BETTER ?? CNS LAMENTS NAVY IS DOWN TO 13% OF BUDGET FROM 18% & INDIAN ECONOMY IS DOWN TOO ! IAF HAS GOBBLED $ 13 BILLION BUT BECOME POWERFUL—–PETER GAVE TO PAUL !

IDF VIEWS Indian military jumping up a notch on the world scale by 2020-21 and IDF salutes the IAF on its 87th birthday which displayed its might in clear skies at Hindon. But the Chiefs, PSOs there, and MOD in South Block should be worried as Indian economy is down and no money means no […]

IOR NATIONS LAMENT THERE ARE NO GUIDELINES FOR INDIA’S NSP & SAGAR & THE INDIA-USA LEMOA IS KEPT SECRET---THE NAVY HAS INDO PACIFIC RESPONSIBILTY TO ELABORATE

IOR NATIONS LAMENT THERE ARE NO GUIDELINES FOR INDIA’S NSP & SAGAR & THE INDIA-USA LEMOA IS KEPT SECRET—THE NAVY HAS INDO PACIFIC RESPONSIBILTY TO ELABORATE

This is an IDF ANALYSIS of the Indo Pacific which is unfolding as the strategically most important water body with sea lanes that carry valuable and increasing world trade, but the region is also witness to increasing security challenges. China’s displayed it’s capabilities on 1st October with a Parade IDF dubs as ‘China’s Second Coming […]

AILING PRIVATE SHIPBUILDERS & DESIGNERS & OLDTIMERS BEGGED NAVY & GOVERNMENT NOT TO MISS THE TECHNO ECONOMIC MARITIME BOAT AT THE FICCI–NAVY–NMF INTERNATIONAL SHIPBUILDING SEMINAR

AILING PRIVATE SHIPBUILDERS & DESIGNERS & OLDTIMERS BEGGED NAVY & GOVERNMENT NOT TO MISS THE TECHNO ECONOMIC MARITIME BOAT AT THE FICCI–NAVY–NMF INTERNATIONAL SHIPBUILDING SEMINAR

This is an IDF report on a well organized 25/26 July, INTERNATIONAL SHIP BUILDING SEMINAR by FICCI toiled by the Constructor officers under the Director General Naval Design DGND(Surface), Radm D M Harish in national interest this time. Earlier seminars were Navy centric.   The suggestions were path breaking and moderated by the Navy’s Controller […]

LESSONS FROM SUBMARINE ACCIDENTS ----IDF RECALLS HOW NAVY SAVED INS CHAKRA IN 1989 VIS A VIS THE RUSSIAN NUCLEAR SUB LOKSHARIK FIRE---WHAT WAS SHE DOING IN THE DEEP ARCTIC SEA FLOOR ??-------IDF REPORTS  UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION CABLES ARE IN DANGER WITH CYBER ?

LESSONS FROM SUBMARINE ACCIDENTS —-IDF RECALLS HOW NAVY SAVED INS CHAKRA IN 1989 VIS A VIS THE RUSSIAN NUCLEAR SUB LOKSHARIK FIRE—WHAT WAS SHE DOING IN THE DEEP ARCTIC SEA FLOOR ??——-IDF REPORTS UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION CABLES ARE IN DANGER WITH CYBER ?

This is an IDF analysis of the extraordinary mission and accident of the Russian deep sea exploration nuclear submarine Loksharik AS 12 -killing 12/14 out of 25 in the Arctic, juxtaposed with the superb way Indian Navy tackled a switchboard fire on INS Chakra 1 in the 1989 off Vishakhapatnam extracted from the book Warring […]

INDIA IS LUCKY –IT HOLDS THE KEY TO THE QUADRILATERAL (QUAD) SET UP BY  INDIA’S NAVY WITH THE 2007 EXERCISE MALABAR- WITH 27WARSHIPS OF US-JAPAN AUSTRALIA & SINGAPORE --THE NAVIES THAT CAN MAKE UP A NEAR 1000 SHIP NAVY THE DREAM OF ADM MULLEN TO KEEP CHINA IN CHECK

INDIA IS LUCKY –IT HOLDS THE KEY TO THE QUADRILATERAL (QUAD) SET UP BY INDIA’S NAVY WITH THE 2007 EXERCISE MALABAR- WITH 27WARSHIPS OF US-JAPAN AUSTRALIA & SINGAPORE –THE NAVIES THAT CAN MAKE UP A NEAR 1000 SHIP NAVY THE DREAM OF ADM MULLEN TO KEEP CHINA IN CHECK

G 20 showed how lucky PM Modi is. He runs India in Presidential style with unfettered power and loves adulation as an orator. India has the biggest virgin market of 1.4 bill consumers in the world and is the largest Defence importer and controls the strategy of the Indian Ocean. So Presidents Trump, Putin and Xi Jinping and PM Abe were like salesmen mouth watering and fawning over PM Modi, the biggest customer at G-20. FDI has […]

CNS ADM KARAMBIR SINGH FACES NAVY’s CHALLENGES HEAD ON & FIRES A NEEDED  SALVO TO  CURB ‘CHAMCHAGIRI  & SHOWSHA’ & HOPE PM MODI & NSA BRING SIMILAR CHANGES AMONG OFFCIALS & AND THE POLICE FIEFDOM------PERSONAL SECURITY GUARDS & CAR CAVALCADES & MASCA (buttering) HAS GONE TO FAR

CNS ADM KARAMBIR SINGH FACES NAVY’s CHALLENGES HEAD ON & FIRES A NEEDED SALVO TO CURB ‘CHAMCHAGIRI & SHOWSHA’ & HOPE PM MODI & NSA BRING SIMILAR CHANGES AMONG OFFCIALS & AND THE POLICE FIEFDOM——PERSONAL SECURITY GUARDS & CAR CAVALCADES & MASCA (buttering) HAS GONE TO FAR

IDF analysis of the India General Signal No 002 issued by Admiral Karambir Singh as the first shot to reduce what is called Chamchagiri  (Licking in English to please seniors)which has swept in to the Indian Armed Forces and more into the politicians and bureaucracy and India’s police. The steps CNS wants Navy to follow […]

TRUSTED 74 YEAR OLD NSA AK DOVAL RE-APPOINTED IN CABINET RANK CO TERMINUS WITH PM MODI IN BJP 2.0 -–WHAT ABOUT A CDS OR  IS THERE NEED NOW IS THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION ?

TRUSTED 74 YEAR OLD NSA AK DOVAL RE-APPOINTED IN CABINET RANK CO TERMINUS WITH PM MODI IN BJP 2.0 -–WHAT ABOUT A CDS OR IS THERE NEED NOW IS THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION ?

Cmde Ranjit B Rai (Retd) In 1977 US Secretary of Defence and nuclear physicist Harold Brown coined the definition of National Security, as ‘the ability to preserve the nation’s physical integrity and territory and to maintain its economic relations’. It was conceived more as protection against military attack and freedom to control trade, that allowed […]

MARITIME POWER IS A PRE REQUSITE  FOR INDIA’S FUTURE & CNS LANBA DEFTLY OUTLINED CNS KARAMBIR SINGH’S CHALLENGES & IMPERATIVES FOR RM RAJNATH SINGH TO ACT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE IN A TOI INTERVIEW

MARITIME POWER IS A PRE REQUSITE FOR INDIA’S FUTURE & CNS LANBA DEFTLY OUTLINED CNS KARAMBIR SINGH’S CHALLENGES & IMPERATIVES FOR RM RAJNATH SINGH TO ACT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE IN A TOI INTERVIEW

Ranjit B Rai With best wishes to incoming RM and CNS IDF hopes new brooms sweep better. This is an IDF analysis after BJP’s landside victory and the Razzmatazz swearing on 30th September, of Gaius Julius Caesar like Prime Minister Narendra Modi with strategist Amit Shah a friend like Caesar had in Mark Antony, with […]