ON 9TH DEC 1971 KHUKRI  UNDER CAPT MULLA FELL PREY TO HANGOR UNDER CDR TASNEEM ----18 OFFICERS & 126 SAILORS PERISHED & 8 OFFICERS & 61 SAILORS WERE RESCUED

ON 9TH DEC 1971 KHUKRI UNDER CAPT MULLA FELL PREY TO HANGOR UNDER CDR TASNEEM —-18 OFFICERS & 126 SAILORS PERISHED & 8 OFFICERS & 61 SAILORS WERE RESCUED

  THE RESEARCHED STORY AS USI MEA AND BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION CELEBRATED 1ST WORLD WAR ANNIVERSARY WITH LACS BUT NO CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 1971 WAR IDF REMEMBERS THE 144 MEN IN WHITE WHO PERISHED IN A WATERY GRAVE IN 1971 ——RIP IDF from Warring Nuclear Nations –India & Pakistan and The History of the Pakistan […]

4th DEC  ACTION IN THE 1971 WAR IN THE BAY  WAS SPEARHEADED BY INS VIKRANT’S PLANES  AND MISSILE BOATS TOOK OFF FOR KARACHI WITH NO AIR COVER

4th DEC ACTION IN THE 1971 WAR IN THE BAY WAS SPEARHEADED BY INS VIKRANT’S PLANES AND MISSILE BOATS TOOK OFF FOR KARACHI WITH NO AIR COVER

Extracts from Warring Nuclear Nations –India Pakistan.  Memories are made of this.  The ferocious and rare White Tiger, painted across each flying fighter machine, gives its name to the British Seahawk Jet Fighter Squadron INAS 300 operating from INS Vikrant. The Cobras are the French built Alize Squadron INAS 310 flying off the Vikrant for […]

2018 WAS A YEAR OF DROUGHT WITH NO NEW SHIPS FOR INDIA’S NAVY BUT OPERATIONAL TEMPO WAS NOT LACKING AND INS ARIHANT PROVED NAVY’S ROLE IN INDIA’S TRIAD

2018 WAS A YEAR OF DROUGHT WITH NO NEW SHIPS FOR INDIA’S NAVY BUT OPERATIONAL TEMPO WAS NOT LACKING AND INS ARIHANT PROVED NAVY’S ROLE IN INDIA’S TRIAD

Ranjit B Rai IDF Navy Week Musings with IDF’s Maritime analysis. This post must begin on Navy Day which falls on 4th December with a statement of import, though the media has been less excited about Navy Week in its dissemination as its election time. This is the Era of MARITIMIZATION and Navies world over […]

NAVY STRUCK KARACHI ON 4TH DEC 1971 & BY HAPPENSTANCE IAF HUNTERS SET KEMARI OIL TANKS ON FIRE “CHOTTE BRAHA NU EK STRIKE DE DE”…WAS THE KEY BY DEFACTO CDS SAM BAHADUR

NAVY STRUCK KARACHI ON 4TH DEC 1971 & BY HAPPENSTANCE IAF HUNTERS SET KEMARI OIL TANKS ON FIRE “CHOTTE BRAHA NU EK STRIKE DE DE”…WAS THE KEY BY DEFACTO CDS SAM BAHADUR

IDF’s Unknown 1971 War Stories from NUCLEAR WARRING NTIONS  India’s Navy is celebrating another Navy Week—2018-as a year of drought. The Navy decommissioned four ships and commissioned none reducing its ORBAT but INS Arihant joined India’s TRIAD and Navy conducted twelve major International and Tri Services exercises with a high tempo.  Looking back in early […]

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT INDIA’S UNDERWATER NUCLEAR CAPABILITY NOW THAT PM MODI HAS ANNOUNCED INDIA HAS COMPLETED IT’S TRIAD & SECOND STRIKE IS OPERATIONAL

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT INDIA’S UNDERWATER NUCLEAR CAPABILITY NOW THAT PM MODI HAS ANNOUNCED INDIA HAS COMPLETED IT’S TRIAD & SECOND STRIKE IS OPERATIONAL

IDF Update & Analysis IDF offers an explanation of the Naval component of India’s Triad, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi proudly announced when he received INS Arihant on the 5th of November, 2018 at Vishakhapatnam. CNS Sunil Lanba and Vadm Retd PS Cheema Ex SFC are seen in the picture as the Captain presented a […]

NASIM ZEHRA'S BOOK  WITH MILITARY MAPS &  OPERATIONS  A LA KARGIL 1999 ADMITS IT WAS A “DISASTER FOR PAKISTAN”-- IDF ASKS  WILL MOD/MODI’S GOI  RELEASE 1962 BLUNDERS  & HENDERSON BROOKS REPORT--THE 1965 WAR  WHY NAVY WAS LEFT OUT & KARGIL-TO LEARN LESSONS AS PAKISTAN HAS DONE

NASIM ZEHRA’S BOOK WITH MILITARY MAPS & OPERATIONS A LA KARGIL 1999 ADMITS IT WAS A “DISASTER FOR PAKISTAN”– IDF ASKS WILL MOD/MODI’S GOI RELEASE 1962 BLUNDERS & HENDERSON BROOKS REPORT–THE 1965 WAR WHY NAVY WAS LEFT OUT & KARGIL-TO LEARN LESSONS AS PAKISTAN HAS DONE

IDF repeats history repeats itself in current conditions, and Winston Churchill said, “History is invariably told by the persons who write it”. Churchill a former Military officer served in India and still owes the Bangalore Club a bill of Rs 13 ( worth Rs 5000 today) shown in the club’s foyer, went on to write […]

HOW VULNERABLE IS INDIA TO CYBER WARFARE ATTACKS IS THE CHALLENGE FACING  NATIONAL SECURITY PLANNERS.

HOW VULNERABLE IS INDIA TO CYBER WARFARE ATTACKS IS THE CHALLENGE FACING NATIONAL SECURITY PLANNERS.

Ranjit B Rai The Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA) held a two day long conference on Digital Age & Cyber Space from 28th August 2018 in New Delhi in partnership with  the Institute of Policy, Advocacy and Governance(IPAG) headquartered in Dhaka in Bangla Desh.  The aim of the conference was to, “Maximise Benefits, […]

US UNDER SECRETARY  ALICE WELLS RECKONS 2 PLUS 2  IS ABOUT TIME US INDIA SECURITY RELATIONS ARE OPERATIONALISED --- JAPAN’S  ONODERA ON MARITIME SECURITY &  CHINA’S GEN FENGE TO KEEP  PEACE ON  BORDERS  AS PER WUHAN  CAME ---DOES IT  INCLUDE RESPITE FOR CPEC THRU  POK & BHUTAN’S DOKLAM ?

US UNDER SECRETARY ALICE WELLS RECKONS 2 PLUS 2 IS ABOUT TIME US INDIA SECURITY RELATIONS ARE OPERATIONALISED — JAPAN’S ONODERA ON MARITIME SECURITY & CHINA’S GEN FENGE TO KEEP PEACE ON BORDERS AS PER WUHAN CAME —DOES IT INCLUDE RESPITE FOR CPEC THRU POK & BHUTAN’S DOKLAM ?

Ranjit B Rai Security decisions are all about ‘pushes and pulls’. In the preamble IDF can state India’s security history is seeing a new epoch, which began after the Cold War ended.  India’s ship of state altered course, and has now turned “hard a Starboard” to USA. The driving force is dictated by ‘strategic convergences’ […]

POET  LAWYER PM  VAJPAYEE  LED INDIA  BY RIGHT--- HE   LOVED  SEASONS &  TASTES— A PERSUASIVE &  AMBIGUOUS ORATOR WHO PLACED  INDIA ON THE NUCLEAR PODIUM – SHED  NON-ALIGNMENT &  INDIA’S   LICENSE RAJ TO  BEFRIEND   USA   &  ATTEMPTED FRIENDSHIP WITH A WAYWARD PAKISTANI GENERAL------RIP SIR!

POET LAWYER PM VAJPAYEE LED INDIA BY RIGHT— HE LOVED SEASONS & TASTES— A PERSUASIVE & AMBIGUOUS ORATOR WHO PLACED INDIA ON THE NUCLEAR PODIUM – SHED NON-ALIGNMENT & INDIA’S LICENSE RAJ TO BEFRIEND USA & ATTEMPTED FRIENDSHIP WITH A WAYWARD PAKISTANI GENERAL——RIP SIR!

Ranjit B Rai Readers may   question   IDF’s temerity to write about one of India’s great Prime Minister’s – late Atal Behari Vajpayee. The  Latin ‘temere’, means   boldness. In India; Brahminical restraints are  imposed, so IDF seeks indulgence, as Vajpayee was a poet and enjoyed life,  and servicemen must appreciate him  as a rounded personality, […]

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ON 71ST INDEPENDENCE DAY IDF RECALLS THE CONTRIBUTION BY FORGETTEN ROYAL INDIAN NAVY BRITS-INDIANS-ANGLOS & PARSEES FOR INDIA’S WHITE GUARD PAST & PRESENT —THEY STRUCTURED & TRAINED WHAT IS THE FINE INDIAN NAVY TODAY —-PART ONE

Ranjit B Rai inputs Jai Misra Former PM Vajpayee a leader who respected the military, attend Navy Days is no more and IDF will do a post. This IDF post holds an apology for poor editing at times from IDF’s I Pad, but it’s what comes out of one’s bonnet. It is left to Sub […]