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 […]

AS INDIA RISES   BJP LEADERSHIP IS CONJURING UP A  NATIONALISTIC ‘SAGAR MANTHAN’ & `TAKING ON    SOCIAL MEDIA’  ’------ PM MODI GETS  SHORT NOTICE  INVITE BY NSA MCMASTER TO MEET PRESIDENT TRUMP—TO CONSTRUCT  A  SOUTH ASIAN POLICY WITH CHINA IN MIND  ?

AS INDIA RISES BJP LEADERSHIP IS CONJURING UP A NATIONALISTIC ‘SAGAR MANTHAN’ & `TAKING ON SOCIAL MEDIA’ ’—— PM MODI GETS SHORT NOTICE INVITE BY NSA MCMASTER TO MEET PRESIDENT TRUMP—TO CONSTRUCT A SOUTH ASIAN POLICY WITH CHINA IN MIND ?

This is an analysis of the ‘Security State of India, Pakistan with CPEC, and Afghanistan in turmoil interlinked with the machinations and interests of authoritative leaders of USA, China, Russia and Iran in South Asia”, This, at a time when President Donald Trump has threatened North Korea and raised USA’s Defence Budget and challenged China […]

SYMPATHISES WITH THE MILITARY  IN THE KASHMIR VALLEY AS PAKISTAN & SEPARATISTS & HURYIAT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF  CENTRAL  LEADERSHIP MORE OCCUPIED IN  ELECTION POLITICS- IT IS SAID  NEED FOR POWER & ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS  !

SYMPATHISES WITH THE MILITARY IN THE KASHMIR VALLEY AS PAKISTAN & SEPARATISTS & HURYIAT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CENTRAL LEADERSHIP MORE OCCUPIED IN ELECTION POLITICS- IT IS SAID NEED FOR POWER & ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS !

IDF has a pleasant duty on request of a military son, who repeats a Military, Civil and Police co-operation story in AID TO CIVIL POWER as a flashback of 1963 in West Bengal. It is sent by Zal Kabraji son of Brigadier and later Maj Gen Kabraji of the days when the Army was allowed […]

OPEN SPYING  ACCUSATIONS  &  RHETORIC  ON  INNOCENT EX CDR JADHAV’S FATE  IN RAWALPINDI GETS LINKED WITH DISAPPEARNCE OF   EX PAK COL ZAHIR  IN  NEPAL - & MEA RULES OUT SWAP ?

OPEN SPYING ACCUSATIONS & RHETORIC ON INNOCENT EX CDR JADHAV’S FATE IN RAWALPINDI GETS LINKED WITH DISAPPEARNCE OF EX PAK COL ZAHIR IN NEPAL – & MEA RULES OUT SWAP ?

This is an IDF analysis by joining the media dots from India and Pakistan to explain the way Intelligence works in this new age of the internet spy business. As India rises, its Intelligence operatives will have to ripen and pro-actively guide the nation’s policy through storms of social media, talk shows and bytes on […]

MARITIME DAY   SALUTE TO INDIA’S  MERCANTILE FLEET & LIKE THE NAVY THEY TRAIN  OFFICERS AND SEAMEN THAT EARNS INDIAN MERCHANTMEN  REGARD AND DEMAND WORLD  OVER.  BUT INDIA HAS A LONG WAY TO GO FOR MERCANTILE  POWER –SAGARMALA AND SAGAR ARE GUIDE POSTS

MARITIME DAY SALUTE TO INDIA’S MERCANTILE FLEET & LIKE THE NAVY THEY TRAIN OFFICERS AND SEAMEN THAT EARNS INDIAN MERCHANTMEN REGARD AND DEMAND WORLD OVER. BUT INDIA HAS A LONG WAY TO GO FOR MERCANTILE POWER –SAGARMALA AND SAGAR ARE GUIDE POSTS

India celebrated its 54th National Maritime Day on 5th April, commemorating the Day in 1919 when India’s first Indian owned Vessel SS Loyalty of the Scindia Steam Navigation Co Ltd sailed from Bombay to Southampton, and broke the British monopoly for India’s sea trade. Scindia’s was run like P&O the Gold Standard, and many joined […]