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ON 9TH DEC 1971 KHUKRI  UNDER CAPT MULLA FELL PREY TO HANGOR UNDER CDR TASNEEM ----18 OFFICERS & 126 SAILORS PERISHED & 8 OFFICERS & 61 SAILORS WERE RESCUED

ON 9TH DEC 1971 KHUKRI UNDER CAPT MULLA FELL PREY TO HANGOR UNDER CDR TASNEEM —-18 OFFICERS & 126 SAILORS PERISHED & 8 OFFICERS & 61 SAILORS WERE RESCUED

  THE RESEARCHED STORY AS USI MEA AND BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION CELEBRATED 1ST WORLD WAR ANNIVERSARY WITH LACS BUT NO CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 1971 WAR IDF REMEMBERS THE 144 MEN IN WHITE WHO PERISHED IN A WATERY GRAVE IN 1971 ——RIP IDF from Warring Nuclear Nations –India & Pakistan and The History of the Pakistan […]

2018 WAS A YEAR OF DROUGHT WITH NO NEW SHIPS FOR INDIA’S NAVY BUT OPERATIONAL TEMPO WAS NOT LACKING AND INS ARIHANT PROVED NAVY’S ROLE IN INDIA’S TRIAD

2018 WAS A YEAR OF DROUGHT WITH NO NEW SHIPS FOR INDIA’S NAVY BUT OPERATIONAL TEMPO WAS NOT LACKING AND INS ARIHANT PROVED NAVY’S ROLE IN INDIA’S TRIAD

Ranjit B Rai IDF Navy Week Musings with IDF’s Maritime analysis. This post must begin on Navy Day which falls on 4th December with a statement of import, though the media has been less excited about Navy Week in its dissemination as its election time. This is the Era of MARITIMIZATION and Navies world over […]

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT INDIA’S UNDERWATER NUCLEAR CAPABILITY NOW THAT PM MODI HAS ANNOUNCED INDIA HAS COMPLETED IT’S TRIAD & SECOND STRIKE IS OPERATIONAL

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT INDIA’S UNDERWATER NUCLEAR CAPABILITY NOW THAT PM MODI HAS ANNOUNCED INDIA HAS COMPLETED IT’S TRIAD & SECOND STRIKE IS OPERATIONAL

IDF Update & Analysis IDF offers an explanation of the Naval component of India’s Triad, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi proudly announced when he received INS Arihant on the 5th of November, 2018 at Vishakhapatnam. CNS Sunil Lanba and Vadm Retd PS Cheema Ex SFC are seen in the picture as the Captain presented a […]

LESSONS  FROM AMERICA PART 2 -WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF USA & TRUMP & INDIA &  PM MODI & HOW AMERICA RUNS -- INDIANS ARE  THE MOST INTELLIGENT ARGUMENTATIVE  HARDWORKING CLEVER (CHATUR)  PEOPLE IN AMERICANS’ CALCULUS— ! WILL STRATEGIC AUTONOMY SUCCEED ?

LESSONS FROM AMERICA PART 2 -WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF USA & TRUMP & INDIA & PM MODI & HOW AMERICA RUNS — INDIANS ARE THE MOST INTELLIGENT ARGUMENTATIVE HARDWORKING CLEVER (CHATUR) PEOPLE IN AMERICANS’ CALCULUS— ! WILL STRATEGIC AUTONOMY SUCCEED ?

Ranjit B Rai  IDF post  includes snippets  about American history and India to appreciate   how both progressed to ask will Strategic  Autonomy succeed with China as the Elephant in the room.  USA and India today stand in a world moving away from multilateralism  to bilateralism in  trade and foreign policy led by USA. Two security […]

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 […]

SMELL THE ROSES – INDIA’S STATUS  IN USA’S  CALCULUS IS NOT AS HIGH AS WE THINK ! WITH 2 PLUS 2  POSTPONED  NIKKI HALEY TOLD INDIA ALL MUST CO-OPERATE ON IRAN SANCTIONS—INDIA LOOKS TO UAE & SEYCHELLES  FOR BASES ?

SMELL THE ROSES – INDIA’S STATUS IN USA’S CALCULUS IS NOT AS HIGH AS WE THINK ! WITH 2 PLUS 2 POSTPONED NIKKI HALEY TOLD INDIA ALL MUST CO-OPERATE ON IRAN SANCTIONS—INDIA LOOKS TO UAE & SEYCHELLES FOR BASES ?

Ranjit B Rai This is a letter Ex America at a time in history when India is on the rise in what is dubbed as a Maritime Century. India’s geography, its intelligent population, its democratic ideals and its nuclear and fine military are its assets. Its economy is still nascent in comparison to USA, China, […]

IS THE TALIBAN WHICH IS SUPPORTED  BY PAKISTAN’S ISI & THE HAQQANI DRUG NETWORK THE ANSWER TO AN INTERIM SOLUTION IN AFGHANISTAN ? HAS   INDIA’S   OPPOSITION  TO  A TALIBANI PAKISTAN SOLUTION DERAILED   ALL ATTEMPTS  ?

IS THE TALIBAN WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY PAKISTAN’S ISI & THE HAQQANI DRUG NETWORK THE ANSWER TO AN INTERIM SOLUTION IN AFGHANISTAN ? HAS INDIA’S OPPOSITION TO A TALIBANI PAKISTAN SOLUTION DERAILED ALL ATTEMPTS ?

Ranjit B Rai This is a letter from America after President Trump has done a deal with Kim Jong Un. It  was the talk at the FDR Library and was asked why India and Pakistan cannot do such a peace deal. IDF was stumped and answered that its not easy and it is connected with […]

Washington DC: Prime Minister  Narendra Modi meeting the President of United States of America (USA), Donald Trump and the first lady of USA, Melania Trump  at White House, in Washington DC, USA on Tuesday.PTI Photo /pib(PTI6_27_2017_000029B)

LETTER FROM AMERICA-WHO ASK IS IF USA/QUAD WITH FRANCE & UK ARE BELLWETHERS FOR INDIA’S CLOSE RELATIONS & EFFECT ON PAKISTAN IRAN & RUSSIA WITH CHINA THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM ? IDF SAYS ONLY MAY 2019 WILL TELL !

Ranjit B Rai  This post must begin with Henry Kissinger’s quote, “India and USA will have  relations like a married couple, who can neither divorce nor get along,”  and IDF adds,  but do have  to bed each other  from time to time.  Even the brilliant strategist Brzezinski from Columbia University agreed when he heard the […]

USA HAS   “JAALIED”  INDIA IN TO  THE INDO PACIFIC  QUAD TO CONTAIN CHINA & SANCTIONED INDIA’S FRIENDS-- IRAN & RUSSIA---SO  PM MODI’S GAVE A SERMON  AT SHANGRI LA ‘FOR  DIVINITY  PEACE  COOPERATION & DIALOGUE-----SAMVAAD WITH CHINA ’

USA HAS “JAALIED” INDIA IN TO THE INDO PACIFIC QUAD TO CONTAIN CHINA & SANCTIONED INDIA’S FRIENDS– IRAN & RUSSIA—SO PM MODI’S GAVE A SERMON AT SHANGRI LA ‘FOR DIVINITY PEACE COOPERATION & DIALOGUE—–SAMVAAD WITH CHINA ’

Ranjit B Rai Prime Minister Modi has trained with the secretive Hindu  RSS over decades as a communicator, and graduated in distant studies.  Very little is known of his private life but he enjoys delivering sermons and knows he is a great orator. Difficult to know where he comes from,  as he sold tea and […]

AFTER 4 YEARS IN POWER  INDIA’S  PAKISTAN  POLICY & ART 370  REMAIN  THE BJP/RSS’s  DILEMMA & AND HAS BECOME ARMY’S CHALLENGE IN  THE NATURE OF AN UNTAMED BEAST IN KASHMIR---CAN OUR FINE ARMY HELP  TAME A  POITCAL BEAST  ? IDF SAYS  THE JURY IS OUT ON THIS !

AFTER 4 YEARS IN POWER INDIA’S PAKISTAN POLICY & ART 370 REMAIN THE BJP/RSS’s DILEMMA & AND HAS BECOME ARMY’S CHALLENGE IN THE NATURE OF AN UNTAMED BEAST IN KASHMIR—CAN OUR FINE ARMY HELP TAME A POITCAL BEAST ? IDF SAYS THE JURY IS OUT ON THIS !

Ranjit B Rai This analysis is sparked by two very interesting comments on IDF’s posts on the fine Indian Army’s restraint in the  Cease Fire in Kashmir, saying once again the Indian Army Commanders on LOC  in 2018 are  fighting with one arm tied,  as Army  is told every time the Government has no strategy, […]