INDIA’S 12th NAVAL CHIEF ADMIRAL J G NADKARNI -A  NAVIGATOR PAR EXCELLENCE & AN OPERATIONAL FLEET COMMANDER  BREATHED HIS LAST BY THE SEA SHORE -----IDF SALUTES YOU SIR --- -RIP SIR !

INDIA’S 12th NAVAL CHIEF ADMIRAL J G NADKARNI -A NAVIGATOR PAR EXCELLENCE & AN OPERATIONAL FLEET COMMANDER BREATHED HIS LAST BY THE SEA SHORE —–IDF SALUTES YOU SIR — -RIP SIR !

Ranjit B Rai  Admiral  Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni PVSM NM AVSM was born on 5th Dec, 1931 in Bombay and passed away after an illness in INHS Asvini in Mumbai on 2nd July, 2018.  He was accorded military honours in his home town Pune. His wife Vimal a  kind lady, pre-deceased him and bore an impaired […]

USA- PART 2---POT POURI ABOUT  TRUMP & INDIA &  PM MODI --- AMERICANS ADMIT  INDIANS ARE  THE MOST INTELLIGENT/ HARDWORKING &  CLEVER (CHATUR) INFLUENTIAL  GROUP IN USA   ! BUT WILL THAT HELP  STRATEGIC AUTONOMY FOR  INDIA ? SO INDIA WAITS FOR 2 PLUS 2 ?

USA- PART 2—POT POURI ABOUT TRUMP & INDIA & PM MODI — AMERICANS ADMIT INDIANS ARE THE MOST INTELLIGENT/ HARDWORKING & CLEVER (CHATUR) INFLUENTIAL GROUP IN USA ! BUT WILL THAT HELP STRATEGIC AUTONOMY FOR INDIA ? SO INDIA WAITS FOR 2 PLUS 2 ?

Ranjit B Rai This IDF post  is about India’s critical  geo-strategic and economic challenge to face USA’s sanctions and begs the question,  will Strategic  Autonomy that PM Modi desires be possible, for India ? The answer lies  in President Trump’s mood which PM Modi has stoked by inviting him to Republic day 26th Jan, 2019 […]

LESSONS  FROM AMERICA PART 2 -WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF USA & TRUMP & INDIA &  PM MODI & HOW AMERICA RUNS -- INDIANS ARE  THE MOST INTELLIGENT ARGUMENTATIVE  HARDWORKING CLEVER (CHATUR)  PEOPLE IN AMERICANS’ CALCULUS— ! WILL STRATEGIC AUTONOMY SUCCEED ?

LESSONS FROM AMERICA PART 2 -WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF USA & TRUMP & INDIA & PM MODI & HOW AMERICA RUNS — INDIANS ARE THE MOST INTELLIGENT ARGUMENTATIVE HARDWORKING CLEVER (CHATUR) PEOPLE IN AMERICANS’ CALCULUS— ! WILL STRATEGIC AUTONOMY SUCCEED ?

Ranjit B Rai  IDF post  includes snippets  about American history and India to appreciate   how both progressed to ask will Strategic  Autonomy succeed with China as the Elephant in the room.  USA and India today stand in a world moving away from multilateralism  to bilateralism in  trade and foreign policy led by USA. Two security […]

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 […]

SMELL THE ROSES – INDIA’S STATUS  IN USA’S  CALCULUS IS NOT AS HIGH AS WE THINK ! WITH 2 PLUS 2  POSTPONED  NIKKI HALEY TOLD INDIA ALL MUST CO-OPERATE ON IRAN SANCTIONS—INDIA LOOKS TO UAE & SEYCHELLES  FOR BASES ?

SMELL THE ROSES – INDIA’S STATUS IN USA’S CALCULUS IS NOT AS HIGH AS WE THINK ! WITH 2 PLUS 2 POSTPONED NIKKI HALEY TOLD INDIA ALL MUST CO-OPERATE ON IRAN SANCTIONS—INDIA LOOKS TO UAE & SEYCHELLES FOR BASES ?

Ranjit B Rai This is a letter Ex America at a time in history when India is on the rise in what is dubbed as a Maritime Century. India’s geography, its intelligent population, its democratic ideals and its nuclear and fine military are its assets. Its economy is still nascent in comparison to USA, China, […]

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 […]