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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 […]

GAGAN SHAKTI  DEPICTED INDIA’S  AIR SEA BATTLE  FORTE   FOR  ENHANCED MARITIME POWER---   NAVY’S  AVIATION   HAS EXPANDED BUT   HOLES NEED PLUGGING -PRESIDENT XI JINPING INNAUGRATED SEA TRIALS OF CARRIER SHANDONG AS J-31s MAY REPLACE THE HEAVY J -15s------FROM SU-35 EXPERIENCE !

GAGAN SHAKTI DEPICTED INDIA’S AIR SEA BATTLE FORTE FOR ENHANCED MARITIME POWER— NAVY’S AVIATION HAS EXPANDED BUT HOLES NEED PLUGGING -PRESIDENT XI JINPING INNAUGRATED SEA TRIALS OF CARRIER SHANDONG AS J-31s MAY REPLACE THE HEAVY J -15s——FROM SU-35 EXPERIENCE !

Ranjit B Rai  This post must begin with a IDF salute to the Indian Air Force led by ACM BS Dhanoa  for  Exercise Gagan Shakti’s wide  planning and good execution as it showed  professionals the power of Air Power and Air Land co-operation with Duck Drops and Evacuations and also Air- Sea Battle Capability in […]

IDF   SALUTES WOMEN IN WHITE  FOR  “SAILING A ‘KISHTI’ AGAINST TOOFANS  ROUND THE WORLD”-& FELICITATES NAVY & ARCHITECT ADM AWATI AT A TIME NAVY’S  EXPANSION IS SLOWED  WITH A STARVATION  BUDGET 2018-19  ------   DESERVES   MORE ‘SEA LEGS’ FOR  MARITIME POWER ---IDF OFFERS SOLUTIONS

IDF SALUTES WOMEN IN WHITE FOR “SAILING A ‘KISHTI’ AGAINST TOOFANS ROUND THE WORLD”-& FELICITATES NAVY & ARCHITECT ADM AWATI AT A TIME NAVY’S EXPANSION IS SLOWED WITH A STARVATION BUDGET 2018-19 —— DESERVES MORE ‘SEA LEGS’ FOR MARITIME POWER —IDF OFFERS SOLUTIONS

 Ranjit B Rai  This IDF post must start with a Salute and a Bravo Zulu(BZ) by this old time  1974 Yachting Bronze Medalist,   to the six women officers— Lt Cdrs Pratibha  Jamwal, and P Swathi, and Lts Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta led by skipper Lt Cdr Vartika Joshi. Its challenging  to propel […]

CHINA MUST BE  ANALYSING  INDIA’S TILT TO  USA & THE QUAD AS INDIAN OFICERS  JOIN  US COMMANDS ?  DPC’s TASK IS TO  EQUIP & RE-STRUCTURE  MILITARY & PLAN STRATEGY FOR PAKISTAN-CPEC &  UAE FOR MDA & WIN   BHUTAN  &  SAFEGUARD  INDIA IRAN BIZ AS TRUMP HAS WALKED AWAY

CHINA MUST BE ANALYSING INDIA’S TILT TO USA & THE QUAD AS INDIAN OFICERS JOIN US COMMANDS ? DPC’s TASK IS TO EQUIP & RE-STRUCTURE MILITARY & PLAN STRATEGY FOR PAKISTAN-CPEC & UAE FOR MDA & WIN BHUTAN & SAFEGUARD INDIA IRAN BIZ AS TRUMP HAS WALKED AWAY

 Ranjit B Rai  This Part Two post attempts to analyse  the crucial Defence Planning Committee’s task (DPC), as past attempts by committees have been futile.   India  cannot  become  a major Power on borrowed technology sans IPRs or imported hardware. Over the years  Defence Ministers and Secretaries and even Service Chiefs have not been able to […]

RECENT NMF-CNA MEET CONFIRMS INDIA  IS IN USA’s  MARITIME CAMP-THAT LEAVES  NSA LED DPC TO ENSURE EQUIPMENT & INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION AS   MODI- XI JINPING  BROKERED  BORDER  PEACE-SO DPC CAN ATTEND TO   PAKISTAN-CPEC &  DEFINE INDO PACIFIC POSTURES   & NAVY’S NUCLEAR DOCTRINE & BHUTAN ON CHUMBI VALLEY FOR SECURITY

RECENT NMF-CNA MEET CONFIRMS INDIA IS IN USA’s MARITIME CAMP-THAT LEAVES NSA LED DPC TO ENSURE EQUIPMENT & INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION AS MODI- XI JINPING BROKERED BORDER PEACE-SO DPC CAN ATTEND TO PAKISTAN-CPEC & DEFINE INDO PACIFIC POSTURES & NAVY’S NUCLEAR DOCTRINE & BHUTAN ON CHUMBI VALLEY FOR SECURITY

Ranjit B Rai  There was good news in the media IDF hails.  There is a saying, “One Must Cut One’s Coat According To One’s Cloth”. This is what  the first meeting of DPC appears to have attempted under NSA AK Doval as  the head of the wide ranging Multi Tasked DPC to write National Strategy […]