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INDIAN NAVY SAW CHINA’S ADVANCES & TYPE 55 DESTROYER & NUCLEAR  SUBMARINES AT PLA’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY BUT BOYCOTTED BRI AGAIN HOPING CPEC FAILS ! WISHFUL THINKING AS A MODIFIED BRI SEEMS MOVING WITH NEW CHINESE IDEAS ----NO START UP OR OBOR OR NO  ROME WAS BUILT IN A DAY !

INDIAN NAVY SAW CHINA’S ADVANCES & TYPE 55 DESTROYER & NUCLEAR SUBMARINES AT PLA’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY BUT BOYCOTTED BRI AGAIN HOPING CPEC FAILS ! WISHFUL THINKING AS A MODIFIED BRI SEEMS MOVING WITH NEW CHINESE IDEAS —-NO START UP OR OBOR OR NO ROME WAS BUILT IN A DAY !

IDF Analysis of IFR and China’s meteoric rise which is turning the world Bi-Polar & 30% of China’s BRI will succeed as China’s vehicle of Globalisation and 70% will enable China’s Global ambition like the Marshall Plan did for USA with debt diplomacy. PLA chose an International Fleet Review (IFR) to celebrate PLA’s 70th Anniversary […]

ITS RAINING IMPORTED VAJRAS/777s/ATAGs/ AK-203 GUNS TO MEET CHINA WITH ALGs & 24 APACHES &16 CHINOOKs & 36 RAFALES & SU30MKIs BUT HOME BUILT NAVY’S EXPANSION IS SLOWED TO 27-PLATFORMS FROM 44 & DELAYED—CHINA’S PLA(NAVY) VOWS TO LOOK LIKE US NAVY IN 15 YEARS WHEN ITS BRI/MSR & SPACE PLANS FRUCTIFY-----XI JINPING EXTRACTED TIME AT WUHAN??

ITS RAINING IMPORTED VAJRAS/777s/ATAGs/ AK-203 GUNS TO MEET CHINA WITH ALGs & 24 APACHES &16 CHINOOKs & 36 RAFALES & SU30MKIs BUT HOME BUILT NAVY’S EXPANSION IS SLOWED TO 27-PLATFORMS FROM 44 & DELAYED—CHINA’S PLA(NAVY) VOWS TO LOOK LIKE US NAVY IN 15 YEARS WHEN ITS BRI/MSR & SPACE PLANS FRUCTIFY—–XI JINPING EXTRACTED TIME AT WUHAN??

IDF Analysis On The Hiatus In The Maritime Rise Of India. Is it Money Crunch or Poor Planning. Many Navy platforms are aging ?? USA is pushing India to join a pact in QUAD to meet China unmindful India is tied with Russia and is in SCO. Thanks to India’s economy heading upward of $ […]

“PROGNOSIS AFTER BALAKOT” WAS DISCUSSED THREADBARE AT ASPEN BY EXPERTS---- AIR MARSHAL NOHWAR EXPLAINED THE DAY LONG WAR LIKE AIR SITUATION WITH TWO AIR FORCES BAITING EACH OTHER ON 27TH FEB & IDF AMPLIFIES THE MIG-21 DOWNING & POSES THREE QUESTIONS FOR DOMAIN EXPERTS

“PROGNOSIS AFTER BALAKOT” WAS DISCUSSED THREADBARE AT ASPEN BY EXPERTS—- AIR MARSHAL NOHWAR EXPLAINED THE DAY LONG WAR LIKE AIR SITUATION WITH TWO AIR FORCES BAITING EACH OTHER ON 27TH FEB & IDF AMPLIFIES THE MIG-21 DOWNING & POSES THREE QUESTIONS FOR DOMAIN EXPERTS

This is a 45 day later IDF Analysis post Phulwama and Balakot air attacks and the daylong aerial engagement, the first ever hot air actions over Kashmir in the sub continent after KARGIL on 26th and 27th Feb 2019.  The two days involved some total of some 20 Su-30MKIs, Mirages, MiGs, Phalcon AWACs from North […]

IN INDIA THE STAMP SECRET IS USED FREELY AS OSA 1923 WAS TAILORED BY BRITS TO SUPRESS INDIANS BUT  GOVERNMENTS HAVE USED THIS VEHICLE TO KEEP DECISIONS AWAY FROM THE UNIFORMED-& EVEN MOD WHO KEEP PART FILES ---THE NAVY HAS SUFFERED MOST--- AT FIRST THE SUBMARINE ARM NOW THE SURFACE ARM & IN THE RAFALE DEAL SURPRISINGLY AN AIR FORCE PNC IS IN THE STORM & A CHIEF IN AGUSTA-101

IN INDIA THE STAMP SECRET IS USED FREELY AS OSA 1923 WAS TAILORED BY BRITS TO SUPRESS INDIANS BUT GOVERNMENTS HAVE USED THIS VEHICLE TO KEEP DECISIONS AWAY FROM THE UNIFORMED-& EVEN MOD WHO KEEP PART FILES —THE NAVY HAS SUFFERED MOST— AT FIRST THE SUBMARINE ARM NOW THE SURFACE ARM & IN THE RAFALE DEAL SURPRISINGLY AN AIR FORCE PNC IS IN THE STORM & A CHIEF IN AGUSTA-101

An IDF Analysis of the Official Secrets Act OSA 1923) plots along the way. The book Indians Why We Are What We Are had explained Jaguars, Bofors and HDW deals and Op Pawan and Intelligence.   Today Agusta 101 and 36 Rafales have joined. Unlikely, anything will happen but services suffer. IDF’s novel AN UNDERHAND […]

A MENTAL MASTURBATION OF CHINA’S  ‘GREAT MARITIME GAME’—BRI & ‘CAT’S PAW’ TO RING IOR WITH SUPPLY OF WARSHIPS & SUBMARINES & COMPLTE CPEC /BRI PROJECTS DESPITE OBJECTIONS—INDIA INVITED TO FLEET REVIEW & BRI-----CAN INDIA REFUSE BOTH AFTER WUHAN

A MENTAL MASTURBATION OF CHINA’S ‘GREAT MARITIME GAME’—BRI & ‘CAT’S PAW’ TO RING IOR WITH SUPPLY OF WARSHIPS & SUBMARINES & COMPLTE CPEC /BRI PROJECTS DESPITE OBJECTIONS—INDIA INVITED TO FLEET REVIEW & BRI—–CAN INDIA REFUSE BOTH AFTER WUHAN

Cmde Retd Ranjit B Rai Ex Vice President Indian Maritime Foundation Dear Friends, I thank the Hainan University that pursues Public Diplomacy for inviting me again to discuss a relationship between two great countries India and China which were friends and rich two centuries ago, then were humiliated by Foreign Powers and cohesion was lost […]

Airport ground staff stand besides Tejas, India's first locally-built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), before its induction into the Indian Air Force at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport in Bengaluru, India, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa - S1AETNAZSRAA

THE 1999 KARGIL & BALAKOT ATTACKS ON 26TH MARCH 2019 BY MIRAGES & PAF ATTEMPT ON 27TH WITH ORDNANCE DROP IN NAUSHERA SECTOR AND A MIG-21 KILL –THE PILOT WING CDR ABHINANDAN — RETURNED ———THIS IS THE MEDIA STORY— CREDITS PRASUN SENGUPTA & FROM CHINA

THIS IS A IDF BRIEF REPORT MADE SIMPLE ON BALAKOT ATTACK & KARGIL BOTH BY PGMs IS A IDF’S SALUTE TO MIRAGE 2000s —-THE HEROES IN BOTH FORAYS WITH  INPUTS ON NAVY NEEDING PLATFORMS ! NATIONS NEEDS CDS & JOINT GROWTH FOR SECURITY WHICH DOES NOT COME CHEAP ! The IAF procured 59 Mirage-2000Hs (7 […]

IDF TABLES THE PAPER PRESENTED IN HAINAN ON INDIA CHINA COOPERATION POST PRESIDENT XI JINPING & PM MODI MAY SUMMIT AT WUHAN & QUINDAO ON 16TH MARCH 2019 AFTER  READING AMBASSADOR LOU ZHAOHUI ‘s LONG EDIT IN INDIAN EXPRESS WITH PHOTOS OF CHINA’S SUVs BUSES AT 70% COST OF INDIA AND HIGH QUALITY LIKE THEIR MOBILES .

IDF TABLES THE PAPER PRESENTED IN HAINAN ON INDIA CHINA COOPERATION POST PRESIDENT XI JINPING & PM MODI MAY SUMMIT AT WUHAN & QUINDAO ON 16TH MARCH 2019 AFTER READING AMBASSADOR LOU ZHAOHUI ‘s LONG EDIT IN INDIAN EXPRESS WITH PHOTOS OF CHINA’S SUVs BUSES AT 70% COST OF INDIA AND HIGH QUALITY LIKE THEIR MOBILES .

IDF TABLES THE PAPER PRESENTED IN HAINAN ON INDIA CHINA COOPERATION POST PRESIDENT XI JINPING & PM MODI MAY SUMMIT AT WUHAN & QUINDAO ON 16TH MARCH 2019 AFTER READING AMBASSADOR LOU ZHAOHUI ‘s LONG EDIT IN INDIAN EXPRESS WITH PHOTOS OF CHINA’S SUVs BUSES AT 70% COST OF INDIA AND HIGH QUALITY LIKE THEIR […]

IN MEMORY OF A REBEL LEADER RIP  A PORTRAIT OF SHRI GEORGE FERNANDES  CHAPTER 6 2000 REPRODUCED FROM BOOK VISHNU BHAGWAT SACKED OR SUNK BY CMDE RANJIT B RAI AND BRIG RP SINGH ----------BANNED BY MOD LETTER ON FERNANDES’S ORDERS AND A PHONE CALL TO IDF AND PUBLISHER TO SELL COPIES AS RADDI

IN MEMORY OF A REBEL LEADER RIP A PORTRAIT OF SHRI GEORGE FERNANDES CHAPTER 6 2000 REPRODUCED FROM BOOK VISHNU BHAGWAT SACKED OR SUNK BY CMDE RANJIT B RAI AND BRIG RP SINGH ———-BANNED BY MOD LETTER ON FERNANDES’S ORDERS AND A PHONE CALL TO IDF AND PUBLISHER TO SELL COPIES AS RADDI

IDF REPRODUCES A CHAPTER FROM A BOOK ON THE DRACONIAN ARTICLE 311/312 UNDER WHICH ADM VISHNU BHAGWAT WAS SACKED ON 30TH DEC 1988 WITH NO RECOURSE TO COURTS AFTER SUCCESSOR WAS SECRETLY FLOWN IN BY A RAW PLANE ALL PLANNED BY LATE GEORGE FERNANDES AND SUPPORTED BY PPS SECRETARY TO PM VAJPAYEE BRAJESH MISRA THAT  […]

CMC HEAD  JINPING PLANS REDUCTION OF PLA BY HALF TO BEEF UP PLA(N) & PLA(AF) TO INCREASE CHINA’S POSTURE TO TAKE ON USA WITHOUT WAR—THIS SHOULD EXACERBATE INDIA’S CONCERNS & IDF RECOMMENDS NEEDS TO INCREASE INDIA’S DEFENCE SPENDING----IDF WILL ANALYSE 1ST FEB BUDGET TO BE PRESENTED BY CA GOYAL AS IDF PREDICTED!

CMC HEAD JINPING PLANS REDUCTION OF PLA BY HALF TO BEEF UP PLA(N) & PLA(AF) TO INCREASE CHINA’S POSTURE TO TAKE ON USA WITHOUT WAR—THIS SHOULD EXACERBATE INDIA’S CONCERNS & IDF RECOMMENDS NEEDS TO INCREASE INDIA’S DEFENCE SPENDING—-IDF WILL ANALYSE 1ST FEB BUDGET TO BE PRESENTED BY CA GOYAL AS IDF PREDICTED!

Ranjit B Rai This is an IDF analysis of why China is reducing its Army by half which actually, is the less half trained and less kitted Army of PLA, at a time when China’s economy is slowed and population is aging. There are pointers for India to act in National Interests.  Even Indian Army […]

FLASH REVIEW OF BOOK “MILITARY STRATEGY FOR INDIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY” BY  GENS AK SINGH & BS NAGAL---- THIS BOOK MAY GOAD NSA &MOD TO ARTICULATE NATIONAL INTERESTS ON DIRECTIONS OF PM MODI FOR THE MILITARY TO PLAN ACQUISITIONS AND WRITE WAR & CONTINGENCY PLANS

FLASH REVIEW OF BOOK “MILITARY STRATEGY FOR INDIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY” BY GENS AK SINGH & BS NAGAL—- THIS BOOK MAY GOAD NSA &MOD TO ARTICULATE NATIONAL INTERESTS ON DIRECTIONS OF PM MODI FOR THE MILITARY TO PLAN ACQUISITIONS AND WRITE WAR & CONTINGENCY PLANS

—– Ranjit B Rai This is an IDF Commentary of a timely book on a ‘Military Strategy for India in the 21st Century’,  by Lt Gen AK Singh former Lt Governor of A&N who may have surveyed Naval underwater and over water intrusions into the IOR by PLA(N) and  Lt Gen Balraj Singh Nagal ex […]