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CDR JADHAV UPDATE—PROPOGANDA & AND SPECULATION WHETHER HE IS A BUSINESSMAN WILL BE ADJUCATED BY ICJ ON EVIDENCE BUT AFTER ACCESS AS IN ARTICLE 36(1)(C) OF THE VIENNA CONVENTION ON CONSULAR RELATIONS

Ranjit B Rai  In April 2017 IDF never imagined the case of 47 year old Cdr Kulbhushan Yogesh Jadhav picked up by ​Pakistan from Iran  (As a Baluch evidenced  on CNN news on 4th Dec, 2018)  would become a national issue and posted an Intelligence analysis on 14th April, 2017 about this technical Naval Officer Ex  NDA (1987)  […]

HINDUTVA & TEMPLE  ELECTION  JOSTLES IN 2018-19 &  INDIA’S  KNOWN–UN KNOWN  ECONOMY WILL DICTATE     MOD/MEA’s ACTIONS TO MEET CHINA & PAKISTAN AS USA MAKES  INDIA ITS EASTERN STAR PIVOT IN A COLD WAR  WITH  QUAD SUPPORTING

HINDUTVA & TEMPLE ELECTION JOSTLES IN 2018-19 & INDIA’S KNOWN–UN KNOWN ECONOMY WILL DICTATE MOD/MEA’s ACTIONS TO MEET CHINA & PAKISTAN AS USA MAKES INDIA ITS EASTERN STAR PIVOT IN A COLD WAR WITH QUAD SUPPORTING

Ranjit B Rai IDF wishes readers a ‘Belated Happy Healthy New Year’, as Uranus (Arun) races to Aires( Mesh Rashiphal) and the Chinese move to the year of the Dog.  IDF  re-iterates the accepted  triangle  that,  ECONOMY  provides  RESOURCES FOR HARD POWER for  a nation’s military,  and GEOGRAPHY and its POPULATION’s appetite  marks   its acceptability […]

MRS  SITHARAMAN LAUNCHED INDIA’S  SECOND  NUCLEAR SUBMARINE AT  SBC VISHAKAPATNAM AND NAVY’S SUBMARINE ARM  CELEBRATED ITS GOLDEN JUBLIEE

MRS SITHARAMAN LAUNCHED INDIA’S SECOND NUCLEAR SUBMARINE AT SBC VISHAKAPATNAM AND NAVY’S SUBMARINE ARM CELEBRATED ITS GOLDEN JUBLIEE

Ranjit B Rai Indian Navy’s submarine arm  celebrated 50 years  of Golden service to the nation  on 8th December,  commemorating the  date in  1967 when  India’s first Foxtrot  class submarine  INS  Kalvari, was commissioned at Vladivostok. Concurrently,   Navy’s  first of six modern Scorpene class  silent killer submarines (SSK)   to be named   INS Kalvari, was handed […]

BZ NAVY MDSL & DCNS -- PM  COMMISSIONED  KALVARI  ON  14TH DEC KNOWN ONLY AS “TO COME TO MUMBAI  BASIS” – MEDIA SHOULD NOT HAVE DRAGGED NAVY IN TO  POLITCS BUT “SMELL THE COFFEE” –AN ANALYSIS

BZ NAVY MDSL & DCNS — PM COMMISSIONED KALVARI ON 14TH DEC KNOWN ONLY AS “TO COME TO MUMBAI BASIS” – MEDIA SHOULD NOT HAVE DRAGGED NAVY IN TO POLITCS BUT “SMELL THE COFFEE” –AN ANALYSIS

IDF  asks “ There was only,  need to know “The Date of INS Kalvari Commissioning invite and Chief Guest name was kept in wraps for  14th Dec  an  important Unclassified Non Nuke Submarine Event. It Was Telecast Live On DD on 14th And Navy & MDSL  Made All Arrangements as Ordered”. Bravo Zulu. The commissioning […]

INDIA’S FIRST MILITARY LITFEST WAS  A GRAND SUCCESS  THANKS TO PUNJAB GOVERNOR HON’BLE VPS BADNORE , CM CAPT AMARINDER SINGH & FM MANPREET SINGH BADAL’s TOUCHES  & THEIR KNOWLEDGEABLE  ATTENDANCE  !

INDIA’S FIRST MILITARY LITFEST WAS A GRAND SUCCESS THANKS TO PUNJAB GOVERNOR HON’BLE VPS BADNORE , CM CAPT AMARINDER SINGH & FM MANPREET SINGH BADAL’s TOUCHES & THEIR KNOWLEDGEABLE ATTENDANCE !

Ranjit B Rai The state and the people of Punjab have always considered themselves to be    the guardian of India’s  challenging land borders with Pakistan and have invariably supported the Indian Army  with the maximum entry of officers and jawans in service of the nation. It is with that in mind that former Member of […]

COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa chairs 206th Corps Commanders Conference. ─ Photo courtesy ISPR

PAK ARMY CHIEF BRIEFS BRASS ON ‘MILITARY DIPLOMACY’AFTER GEN MATTIS VISIT- PAK NAVY LAUNCHES 600 TON PATROL CORVETTE- IT’S NO FAILED STATE OR IS IT ?

IDF finds many in Indian media write without research in how Pakistan works,  and TV especially Republic and Times Now invite Pakistani guests on their shows and belittle them and the word ‘bloody’ has been uttered at each other by ex service media experts, the cue taken from PM  vacate to bloody well POK and […]

A SALUTE TO THE INDIAN NAVY ON NAVY DAY 4TH DECEMBER –WISHING ALL IN THE NAVY HAPPY NAVY DAY

A SALUTE TO THE INDIAN NAVY ON NAVY DAY 4TH DECEMBER –WISHING ALL IN THE NAVY HAPPY NAVY DAY

Ranjit B Rai on IDF www.indiadefenceforum.com The Navy is 65,000-strong and is commanded by Admiral Sunil Lanba (Specialist Navigator) and has three Commands–Eastern (Vishakapatnam), Western (Mumbai) and Southern Command (CochinTraining command).  The Navy has two major Dockyards at Mumbai and Vishakapatnam and new ones coming up at Karwar (Phase II) and Rambhilli South of Vishakapatnam […]

SINGAPORE PLANNED ITS MARITIME FOREIGN POLICY FOR STRATEGIC  PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIA AND ECONOMIC TRUCK WITH CHINA—PLANNING HAS PAID OFF --CREDIT INDIAN NAVY ON NAVY DAY 4TH DEC ???

SINGAPORE PLANNED ITS MARITIME FOREIGN POLICY FOR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIA AND ECONOMIC TRUCK WITH CHINA—PLANNING HAS PAID OFF –CREDIT INDIAN NAVY ON NAVY DAY 4TH DEC ???

Ranjit B Rai  Singapore’s Deputy PM Teo Chee Hen Ex Harvard & former CNS of the Republic of Singapore Navy and ex Defence/ Finance and Education Minister,   a close confidant of world’s longest serving PM of a democratic nation the  brilliant PM Lee Kuan Yew,  always told all visiting Admirals and Navy DAs, “ A […]

WHAT WAR ON  TWO FRONTS ENTAILS  -  IS   NAVY WITH  67,000 & 134 SHIPS AND IAF ON SAME PAGE OR NEEDS TWO NAVIES -- WILL USA & JAPAN  SUPPORT WITH INTEL CYBER & MARITIME & SATLLITE RECONNAISSANCE ? A LA MALABAR

WHAT WAR ON TWO FRONTS ENTAILS – IS NAVY WITH 67,000 & 134 SHIPS AND IAF ON SAME PAGE OR NEEDS TWO NAVIES — WILL USA & JAPAN SUPPORT WITH INTEL CYBER & MARITIME & SATLLITE RECONNAISSANCE ? A LA MALABAR

This is an IDF Analysis of the Army Chief’s declaration  that India’s  Army should be ready for a two front war, possibly   after assessing the  manner of China’s dire threats in the Docklam plateau to teach India a lesson. Few know India proved Chinese are no longer 6 feet tall, but as media is free […]

OP PAWAN / PROFILGATE DEFENCE SPENDING (EG BOFORS-NAVAL EXPANSION (1986-89)-THE OIL CRISIS & QUATROCCHI INFLATED HBJ PIPELINE  PROJECTS & OIL RIGS  CONTRIBUTED TO THE DOON LED  FFE CRISIS  IN  1991 BUT WHERE IS THE HISTORICAL CELL TO TELL THE FACTS AS MEA DISBANDED IT  !

OP PAWAN / PROFILGATE DEFENCE SPENDING (EG BOFORS-NAVAL EXPANSION (1986-89)-THE OIL CRISIS & QUATROCCHI INFLATED HBJ PIPELINE PROJECTS & OIL RIGS CONTRIBUTED TO THE DOON LED FFE CRISIS IN 1991 BUT WHERE IS THE HISTORICAL CELL TO TELL THE FACTS AS MEA DISBANDED IT !

History may not repeat, but always rhymes, so this is a IDF expose, and  a historical perspective  of India’s 1991 liberalisation, not commonly researched due to lack of data and is  prompted by the  ‘Reforms’ Chapters’ by  top Economists in Rakesh Mohan’s hot selling book of essays-  “ India Transformed —25 years of Economic Reforms”.  […]