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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 […]

COAS GEN RAWAT IS RESTRUCTURING HIS ARMY FOR QUICK RESPONSE DICTATED  BY ECONOMIC COMPULSIONS BUT WHAT IS NEEDED IS REFORM OF THE ARMED FORCES WITH MOD ---- A RESTRUCTURED ARMY WITHOUT IN BUILT AIR & NAVAL SUPPORT REPEATS PATCH WORK ! REFORM IS NEEDED !

COAS GEN RAWAT IS RESTRUCTURING HIS ARMY FOR QUICK RESPONSE DICTATED BY ECONOMIC COMPULSIONS BUT WHAT IS NEEDED IS REFORM OF THE ARMED FORCES WITH MOD —- A RESTRUCTURED ARMY WITHOUT IN BUILT AIR & NAVAL SUPPORT REPEATS PATCH WORK ! REFORM IS NEEDED !

   This is an IDF Analysis as there is no ownership of Defence per se in India. Foreign Defence Attaches in Delhi report to Multiple heads and Indian Defence Attaches abroad in Embassies are independent with no Defence Attache. This embarrasses the Heads of Missions; ask them ? India has no Armed Forces Day and […]

ADM SUNIL LAMBA COMMISSIONED INDIAN NAVY’s HISTORY 2001 -2010 TO FOLLOW  EARLIER  FIVE CHRONICLES BUT WITH NO WARS ‘BLUE WATERS AHOY’ BY ADM ANUP SINGH LISTS THE DECADE OF NAVY’S ACHIEVEMENTS ---BRAVO BRAVO ZULU !

ADM SUNIL LAMBA COMMISSIONED INDIAN NAVY’s HISTORY 2001 -2010 TO FOLLOW EARLIER FIVE CHRONICLES BUT WITH NO WARS ‘BLUE WATERS AHOY’ BY ADM ANUP SINGH LISTS THE DECADE OF NAVY’S ACHIEVEMENTS —BRAVO BRAVO ZULU !

This is a snap book review by IDF of BLUE WATERS AHOY (Harper Collins 430 pages ISBN 9-789553-025526430.   The voluminous 430 paged chronicle is printed with high resolution pictures in a coffee table form and is freely available on the net on https://www.indiannavy.nic.in/links for Maritime Beavers to appreciate how Indian  Navy became a Force […]

INDIAN ARMED FORCES FINEST HOUR VIJAY DIVAS 16th DEC 1971 APPEARS  RECEEDED DUE TO POLITICS OR DOES GLORY OF WAR NOT INTEREST INDIANS & ALSO LESSONS OF JOINTNESS NEED TO BE LEARNT –THAT IS THE BIBILCAL QUESTION NEEDS ANSWERING

INDIAN ARMED FORCES FINEST HOUR VIJAY DIVAS 16th DEC 1971 APPEARS RECEEDED DUE TO POLITICS OR DOES GLORY OF WAR NOT INTEREST INDIANS & ALSO LESSONS OF JOINTNESS NEED TO BE LEARNT –THAT IS THE BIBILCAL QUESTION NEEDS ANSWERING

This is an IDF analysis on war and IDF has rolled up its sleeves to table half a dozen Questions in Arnab Goswami style. Brick bats are welcome. The Eternal Flame, the Ulta Shastra Rifle and the Bayonet at the Amar Jawan Jyoti under New Delhi’s impressive India Gate built by the British to honour […]

FORGOTTEN HEROES------ LT CDR AKU ROY VRC WAS AN ADVENTUROUS OFFICER IN BOTH SECTORS IN THE 1971 WAR DESH CAUGHT& THRASHED BY INDIAN ARMY SAVED BY MAJOR CHANDRAKANT VRC---THAT IS WAR

FORGOTTEN HEROES—— LT CDR AKU ROY VRC WAS AN ADVENTUROUS OFFICER IN BOTH SECTORS IN THE 1971 WAR DESH CAUGHT& THRASHED BY INDIAN ARMY SAVED BY MAJOR CHANDRAKANT VRC—THAT IS WAR

From Warring Nuclear Navies Ranjit B Rai  Another unsung hero of the 1971 war is Lt Cdr Ashok Roy (Missing in Action Presumed Dead) who served in and near East Pakistan from Calcutta with the Mukti Bahini before the 1971 war and later in the Western Sector flying a Breguet Alize on a Electronic Warfare […]

FORGOTTEN HEROES THE UNSUNG STORY OF LT CDR JAYANTO KUMAR ROYCHOUDHRY Vrc KNOWN AS ROY CHOU OF RIMC & NDA 14TH COURSE ---A TOUCHING WAR STORY      PART 2 OF 3

FORGOTTEN HEROES THE UNSUNG STORY OF LT CDR JAYANTO KUMAR ROYCHOUDHRY Vrc KNOWN AS ROY CHOU OF RIMC & NDA 14TH COURSE —A TOUCHING WAR STORY PART 2 OF 3

During one of Lt Cdr Rou Chou’s breaks in Calcutta pre 1971 4th Dec war days in OP Cactus Lilly, his wife Shiela who had worked as a Senior Secretary in ITC Calcutta briefly wrote to friends that she never asked him questions but  that Chou seemed to be enjoying his work whatever it was, […]

FORGOTTEN HEROES THE UNSUNG STORY OF LT CDR JAYANTO KUMAR ROYCHOUDHRY Vrc KNOWN AS ROY CHOU OF RIMC & NDA 14TH COURSE ---A TOUCHING WAR STORY      PART 1 OF 3

FORGOTTEN HEROES THE UNSUNG STORY OF LT CDR JAYANTO KUMAR ROYCHOUDHRY Vrc KNOWN AS ROY CHOU OF RIMC & NDA 14TH COURSE —A TOUCHING WAR STORY PART 1 OF 3

From Warring Nuclear Navies ——-Ranjit B Rai Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And ne’er brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot. And days o’ auld Lang Syne. – Robert Burns. An unsung hero of the Bangla Desh war, known as ‘Navy Bahadur’  in the Lebongsuburb of Darjeeling where he resides, and was given a […]