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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 […]

NUCLEAR   PAKISTAN TRUCKED WITH CHINA  EASILY CHALLENGES A MORE POWERFUL INDIA   TRUCKED WITHUSA’S POTUS AFTER YEARS WITH RUSSIA ….DAMMED IF INDIA  DOES&  DAMMED IF IT DOES NOT ??IT  ISCATCH 22 FOR INDIA’S LEADERSHIP

NUCLEAR PAKISTAN TRUCKED WITH CHINA EASILY CHALLENGES A MORE POWERFUL INDIA TRUCKED WITHUSA’S POTUS AFTER YEARS WITH RUSSIA ….DAMMED IF INDIA DOES& DAMMED IF IT DOES NOT ??IT ISCATCH 22 FOR INDIA’S LEADERSHIP

This post is prompted byever smiling plump,Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who is due in India early September. Pompeoalways takes a bagful  of Trump’s surprises with him. WithGenMattisthey will confer with  our two Lady Ministers Sushma with a great past, and Nirmala brought in to defend India both guided by PMO on India’s US policy […]

IN ABSENCE OF A CDS  NSA  HEADS  DPC WITH CHIEFS  AS BJP’S   DE-FACTO CDS---IT  IS   A MORAL ACT  BY  PM LIKE LORD  KRISHNA’S FOR  THE WAIVERING PANDAVAS--- GITA  SAYS MORALITY RESTS WITH  POWER &  IS IN  THE HANDS OF   PM-THE DE FACTO C-in-C OF INDIA

IN ABSENCE OF A CDS NSA HEADS DPC WITH CHIEFS AS BJP’S DE-FACTO CDS—IT IS A MORAL ACT BY PM LIKE LORD KRISHNA’S FOR THE WAIVERING PANDAVAS— GITA SAYS MORALITY RESTS WITH POWER & IS IN THE HANDS OF PM-THE DE FACTO C-in-C OF INDIA

This an IDF  analysis  of the dire need for a one point Military Commander that  India lacks for higher leadership that India  and has sorely  missed. We have  forgotten,   India  had a De Facto  CDS Parsi  by luck in the 1971 war for Victory ! There is no CDS or C-in-C and PM runs the […]

IDF ANALYSIS  HOW NAVY  TRANSITED  FROM BUYER TO A BUILDER'S NAVY  & WHY ARMY & AIR FORCE COULD NOT  ---POINTERS FOR  THEM TO GAIN FROM   NAVY'S WESEE- DGND -PSU SHIPYARDS- L&T-DOCKYARDS-DOI & VISIT TO MDA CENTRE/ BELUGA IN GURGAON

IDF ANALYSIS HOW NAVY TRANSITED FROM BUYER TO A BUILDER’S NAVY & WHY ARMY & AIR FORCE COULD NOT —POINTERS FOR THEM TO GAIN FROM NAVY’S WESEE- DGND -PSU SHIPYARDS- L&T-DOCKYARDS-DOI & VISIT TO MDA CENTRE/ BELUGA IN GURGAON

India’s Navy began as the Honourable East India Company’s Marine on 5th Sept, 1612, then became Royal Indian Marine and many names including Indian Navy. It became the Royal Indian Navy (RIN) on 2nd October 1934 at Bombay.  Ratnagiri’s Muslamans took part in First World war as RIN Ratings, called Khalasees. In WW 2  Indian […]

INDIA TO SIGN  QUID PRO QUO COMCASA FOR WAIVER FROM CAASTA TO BUY S-400 MISSILES  & REDUCE   RELIANCE ON  RUSSIA WHEN 2 PLUS 2 MEET IN DELHI --USA’S GOAL TO WEAN INDIA AWAY FROM  RUSSIA ENTERS  THE LAST LAP.  USA’s STRATEGY ?

INDIA TO SIGN QUID PRO QUO COMCASA FOR WAIVER FROM CAASTA TO BUY S-400 MISSILES & REDUCE RELIANCE ON RUSSIA WHEN 2 PLUS 2 MEET IN DELHI –USA’S GOAL TO WEAN INDIA AWAY FROM RUSSIA ENTERS THE LAST LAP. USA’s STRATEGY ?

USA has become an oil exporting nation so IDF analyses the period ahead portends very, very trying  days for China, Iran and Russia in economic terms due a trade war let loose by President Trump which will affect India. Chinese and Iranian companies are in big crisis. Trump’s aim. IDF posted the  2 plus 2  […]

IS SOUTH CHINA SEA GOING GOING GONE INTO CHINA’S LAP? TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO MAKE CHINA ADHERE TO UNCLOS (1982) WHICH USA HAS ITSELF NOT SIGNED! LESSONS IN THESE INTERESTING TIMES AS   INDIA PAKISTAN  CHINA & BHUTAN TOO HAVE NO DEFINED BOUNDARIES!

IS SOUTH CHINA SEA GOING GOING GONE INTO CHINA’S LAP? TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO MAKE CHINA ADHERE TO UNCLOS (1982) WHICH USA HAS ITSELF NOT SIGNED! LESSONS IN THESE INTERESTING TIMES AS INDIA PAKISTAN CHINA & BHUTAN TOO HAVE NO DEFINED BOUNDARIES!

Ranjit B Rai This IDF post is   a maritime analysis  inquiring of   the state of current sovereignty of the Parcels near Vietnam, and Spratly Islands near Philippines,  called the South China Sea (SCS). Three other nations have lesser claims.     With superior reclamation technology China has rocks turned in to fortified  Islands in the SCS […]