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…

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,…

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’,…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…