IS THE TALIBAN WHICH IS SUPPORTED  BY PAKISTAN’S ISI & THE HAQQANI DRUG NETWORK THE ANSWER TO AN INTERIM SOLUTION IN AFGHANISTAN ? HAS   INDIA’S   OPPOSITION  TO  A TALIBANI PAKISTAN SOLUTION DERAILED   ALL ATTEMPTS  ?

IS THE TALIBAN WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY PAKISTAN’S ISI & THE HAQQANI DRUG NETWORK THE ANSWER TO AN INTERIM SOLUTION IN AFGHANISTAN ? HAS INDIA’S OPPOSITION TO A TALIBANI PAKISTAN SOLUTION DERAILED ALL ATTEMPTS ?

Ranjit B Rai This is a letter from America after President Trump has done a deal with Kim Jong Un. It  was the talk at the FDR Library and was asked why India and Pakistan cannot do such a peace deal. IDF was stumped and answered that its not easy and it is connected with […]

Washington DC: Prime Minister  Narendra Modi meeting the President of United States of America (USA), Donald Trump and the first lady of USA, Melania Trump  at White House, in Washington DC, USA on Tuesday.PTI Photo /pib(PTI6_27_2017_000029B)

LETTER FROM AMERICA-WHO ASK IS IF USA/QUAD WITH FRANCE & UK ARE BELLWETHERS FOR INDIA’S CLOSE RELATIONS & EFFECT ON PAKISTAN IRAN & RUSSIA WITH CHINA THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM ? IDF SAYS ONLY MAY 2019 WILL TELL !

Ranjit B Rai  This post must begin with Henry Kissinger’s quote, “India and USA will have  relations like a married couple, who can neither divorce nor get along,”  and IDF adds,  but do have  to bed each other  from time to time.  Even the brilliant strategist Brzezinski from Columbia University agreed when he heard the […]

USA HAS   “JAALIED”  INDIA IN TO  THE INDO PACIFIC  QUAD TO CONTAIN CHINA & SANCTIONED INDIA’S FRIENDS-- IRAN & RUSSIA---SO  PM MODI’S GAVE A SERMON  AT SHANGRI LA ‘FOR  DIVINITY  PEACE  COOPERATION & DIALOGUE-----SAMVAAD WITH CHINA ’

USA HAS “JAALIED” INDIA IN TO THE INDO PACIFIC QUAD TO CONTAIN CHINA & SANCTIONED INDIA’S FRIENDS– IRAN & RUSSIA—SO PM MODI’S GAVE A SERMON AT SHANGRI LA ‘FOR DIVINITY PEACE COOPERATION & DIALOGUE—–SAMVAAD WITH CHINA ’

Ranjit B Rai Prime Minister Modi has trained with the secretive Hindu  RSS over decades as a communicator, and graduated in distant studies.  Very little is known of his private life but he enjoys delivering sermons and knows he is a great orator. Difficult to know where he comes from,  as he sold tea and […]

AFTER 4 YEARS IN POWER  INDIA’S  PAKISTAN  POLICY & ART 370  REMAIN  THE BJP/RSS’s  DILEMMA & AND HAS BECOME ARMY’S CHALLENGE IN  THE NATURE OF AN UNTAMED BEAST IN KASHMIR---CAN OUR FINE ARMY HELP  TAME A  POITCAL BEAST  ? IDF SAYS  THE JURY IS OUT ON THIS !

AFTER 4 YEARS IN POWER INDIA’S PAKISTAN POLICY & ART 370 REMAIN THE BJP/RSS’s DILEMMA & AND HAS BECOME ARMY’S CHALLENGE IN THE NATURE OF AN UNTAMED BEAST IN KASHMIR—CAN OUR FINE ARMY HELP TAME A POITCAL BEAST ? IDF SAYS THE JURY IS OUT ON THIS !

Ranjit B Rai This analysis is sparked by two very interesting comments on IDF’s posts on the fine Indian Army’s restraint in the  Cease Fire in Kashmir, saying once again the Indian Army Commanders on LOC  in 2018 are  fighting with one arm tied,  as Army  is told every time the Government has no strategy, […]

CHINA’S  H-6K   LANDS  IN SCS’S TOURISTY  WOODY – SHANDONG  SAILS  AS CHINA PLANS  MINING NEAR  ARUNACHAL TO POPULATE AREA FOR ITS CLAIMS—CHINA’S  STRATEGY IS TO  LEAD A BI-POLAR WORLD  &  RISE HARMONIOUSLY WITH INDIA BUT  BE AN   IOR POWER VIA  CPEC - PM MODI – MEETS PUTIN AFTER  USA SANCTIONS  RUSSA & IRAN & CAASTA-----WHAT LIES AHEAD ?

CHINA’S H-6K LANDS IN SCS’S TOURISTY WOODY – SHANDONG SAILS AS CHINA PLANS MINING NEAR ARUNACHAL TO POPULATE AREA FOR ITS CLAIMS—CHINA’S STRATEGY IS TO LEAD A BI-POLAR WORLD & RISE HARMONIOUSLY WITH INDIA BUT BE AN IOR POWER VIA CPEC – PM MODI – MEETS PUTIN AFTER USA SANCTIONS RUSSA & IRAN & CAASTA—–WHAT LIES AHEAD ?

Ranjit B Rai PM Modi has returned from the resort of Sochi after an informal meet with President Putin at his request like with Xi Jinping in Wuhan in world changes, caused by President Trump. In four years PM Modi has traveled to near 50 countries, like an NRI does, variedly hugged leaders, received hundreds […]

LOOKING BACK --- INDIA PRIVATELY   CELEBRATED EX PRIME MINISTER RAJIV GANDHI’S DEATH ANNIVERSARY 21st MAY ---IDF TABLES MILITARY EXTRACTS FROM THE BOOK “INDIANS WHY WE ARE WHAT WE ARE. ” Manas ISBN 81-7049-080-4

LOOKING BACK — INDIA PRIVATELY CELEBRATED EX PRIME MINISTER RAJIV GANDHI’S DEATH ANNIVERSARY 21st MAY —IDF TABLES MILITARY EXTRACTS FROM THE BOOK “INDIANS WHY WE ARE WHAT WE ARE. ” Manas ISBN 81-7049-080-4

Ranjit B Rai With BJP-RSS in power and heavily divided politics with etiquette and history in short supply (Papers are not released), the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was privately celebrated by the Family at Rajghat on 21st with loyalists. No Ekta Day ! India’s apolitical Military must accept it is more […]

USA’S WITHDRAWL FROM THE NUKE  DEAL SPOILS IRAN’S PARTY SO  UAE’s ‘STRING OF PEARLS/ WEIQI’ GAINS IMPORTANCE  OVER BAB EL MANDAB  NARROWS --- GARRULOUS  PM MODI WILL DISCUSS USA’S  CAASTA-OIL PRICES & WEAPONRY SUPPLIES   AND SUCH WORLD  ISSUES WITH MUSCULAR PUTIN AT SOCHI !

USA’S WITHDRAWL FROM THE NUKE DEAL SPOILS IRAN’S PARTY SO UAE’s ‘STRING OF PEARLS/ WEIQI’ GAINS IMPORTANCE OVER BAB EL MANDAB NARROWS — GARRULOUS PM MODI WILL DISCUSS USA’S CAASTA-OIL PRICES & WEAPONRY SUPPLIES AND SUCH WORLD ISSUES WITH MUSCULAR PUTIN AT SOCHI !

Ranjit B Rai This IDF post includes two issues that IDF feels portrays what is happening in the world. Indian TV channels have nothing to report 24×7 but Karnataka. Its like the Rape of the Noblewoman Lucretia by Sextus the King’s son which led to the overthrow of the Roman Monarchy and India awaits to […]

RICH & STABLE UAE HAS STEALTHILY BECOME  A WESTERN IOR MARITIME POWER GOADED BY FRANCE & SAUDI ARABIA---WEST  ASIA HAS BECOME  UNSTABLE—IT IS INDIA’S OIL LIFE LINE -- WAR THERE WILL HIT INDIA & IS TRUMP  CAUSING IT ? IS CHINA  A PLAYER THAT INDIA NEEDS  ? Part One.

RICH & STABLE UAE HAS STEALTHILY BECOME A WESTERN IOR MARITIME POWER GOADED BY FRANCE & SAUDI ARABIA—WEST ASIA HAS BECOME UNSTABLE—IT IS INDIA’S OIL LIFE LINE — WAR THERE WILL HIT INDIA & IS TRUMP CAUSING IT ? IS CHINA A PLAYER THAT INDIA NEEDS ? Part One.

Ranjit B Rai The object of this post is to analyse a major strategic sea change that has stealthily taken place in the last five  years in the Western Indian Ocean Region (IOR)  where United Arab Emirates (UAE)  with a modern military flying potent planes and sailing warships (many  trained by India and Pakistan), with […]

1988  SHAKTI TESTS PROPELLED  INDIA TO NUCLEAR POWER  STATUS ---HOW NUCLEARISATION PROGRESSED IS  A LESS OFFICIALLY RESEARCHED  STORY --PROJECTS LIKE ATV & MISSILES & SONARS  ETC GOT A BOOST & IDF TABLES SNIPPETS THAT DO  NOT  FIND A PLACE IN INDIA’S NUCLEAR NARRATIVE

1988 SHAKTI TESTS PROPELLED INDIA TO NUCLEAR POWER STATUS —HOW NUCLEARISATION PROGRESSED IS A LESS OFFICIALLY RESEARCHED STORY –PROJECTS LIKE ATV & MISSILES & SONARS ETC GOT A BOOST & IDF TABLES SNIPPETS THAT DO NOT FIND A PLACE IN INDIA’S NUCLEAR NARRATIVE

Ranjit B Rai  This post follows the earlier Shakti post on www.indiadefenceforum.com and it explains how  the five 1988  nuclear  Shakti tests contributed to India being accepted as a nuclear bomb nation and  a Nuclear Power, and what good followed for India.  IDF already mentioned 5 Ex PM’s contributions.  Never underestimate India coming from behind […]

IDSA –PUGWASH  20TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDIA’S 5 NUCLEAR  SHAKTI TESTS WAS CHAIRED BY   ON SITE OFFICIAL  WITH 3 DISCUSSANTS  ----  BUDDHA SMILING -1974 &  FUSION BOMBS’ CONTROVERSY & TESTING UNDER CTBT & DEMATTED CORES  CAME UP--- BUT ATV & NFU  DID NOT ---PART ONE

IDSA –PUGWASH 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDIA’S 5 NUCLEAR SHAKTI TESTS WAS CHAIRED BY ON SITE OFFICIAL WITH 3 DISCUSSANTS —- BUDDHA SMILING -1974 & FUSION BOMBS’ CONTROVERSY & TESTING UNDER CTBT & DEMATTED CORES CAME UP— BUT ATV & NFU DID NOT —PART ONE

 Ranjit B Rai This is a 1400 worded  IDF Part One Analysis of India’s Nuclear Bombs  with a personal snippet and trailer of Movie Parmanu  as two nuclear tests  24 years apart changed India’s destiny. Why not earlier after 1974 is analysed in Part Two.  Five  PMs deserve BZs.   Shakti  did not happen in  a […]