MILITARY INCLUDING TWO EX CHIEFS & A VICE CHIEF HAVE JOINED BJP TO ADOPT ITS PHILOSOPHY TO PUSH HINDUTVA & HOPE IT IS NOT TO LOOK FOR GOODIES FROM BJP & ARMY IN RETIREMENT ! IDF IS SURE THEY WILL SELFLESSLY FOLLOW THE CHETWOODE SPIRIT & SERVE INDIA TO RISE

In the last century nine US Presidents came from their MILITARY( Bush Snr, Nixon, Carter Johnson, Kennedy, Roosevelt from the Navy. Eisenhower and Truman were from Army and Bush Jnr from the National Guard. No wonder USA remains a Super Power and IDF hopes the trend of Indian officers who are joining politics will take India to such heights. IDF’s books on Indians (see photo) explains that it will not be easy and will need integrity and dedication and example which service officers have in abundance to cleanse the system.

 

This is also an IDF Analysis of the symbiotic connection of RSS with BJP and is a Salute to Senior Servicemen for believing in the RSS Philosophy to join BJP to propel Hindutva and build a Ram Temple and enact the Uniform Civil Code and remove Art 370 and 35A to make India a composite nation with no privileges in states like in Kashmir, Himachal, Daman, Diu and Goa etc or any special privileges’ for religions (Haj or Temples or Churches) and even grants to Madrasas or to any castes and support prohibition, cow slaughter and enforce a national beef ban for purity.

 

IDF quotes one of the finest Indian biographers Kingshuk Nag whose biographies are read worldwide. His biography of MOHAN BHAGWAT the SARSANGCHALAK of RSS (like a CDS) is INDIA’S INFLUENCER IN CHIEF he explains. BHagwat’s power is more than the Indian Army. The numerical strength of RSS in terms of Swayamsevaks would be close to a crore, but the real Strength of RSS/BJP members, Nag writes, lies not only in its numerical strength but its conviction and resolve in its belief and values and its unapologetic stand on Hindutva and Hindu values and heritage as India’s history has been distorted by the British. This needs correction.

 

Kingshuk writes. “unfortunately, the Sudarshan years (predecessor of Mohan Bhagwat) –was feared by PM Vajpayee –marked a low in relations between the RSS and BJP.” (Page 23). He explains how in the 2014 elections the mass and support of RSS catapulted Narendra Modi as PM. RSS choice was Nitin Gadkari as PM but the Parti Scandal looked worrisome and oratory of PM Modi and his assurances emboldened them . Kingshuk has predicted RSS will back BJP and Modi fully in 2019 elections.

 

Nag writes Bhagat has modernised RSS with technology and new uniforms and used diplomacy to even get Congress Pranab Mukherjee to praise RSS. In Kingshuk’s words, he has explained how RSS wants India to be a Hindu Rashtra, with SAMAJIK SAMRASTA for SEVA BHARATI (that Chetwoode advised). The introduction of Uniform Civil Code, removal of Art 370 and 35A and inclusion of POK with VASUDHAIVA KUTUMBAKAM will make BHARAT a VISHWA GURU, as given in our scriptures is essential.

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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 !

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 and 7200 ton Type 15A INS Kolkata (Capt Arya widely shown on Chinese TV) and tanker Shakti entered Qingdao on 21st April to participate in the Celebrations and naval Reps were addressed by President Xi Jinping who reviewed the 64 ships (25 foreign and rest Chinese) and 40 aircraft on 23rd on a terribly hazy morning but cameras did a good job to show every ship as Xi shouted BZs in Mandarin. The Indian Ambassador to China, Shri Vikram Misri, hosted a reception onboard INS Kolkata for dignitaries, and officers of PLA (Navy) and delegations participating in the IFR. Navy’s receptions are very good and appreciated. Continue reading

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 $ 3 trillion with a 1.4 billion consuming population and India’s Army rated No 3 in the world, the Air Force No 4 and Navy No 5 the world looks to India as a world power in the making. Yet India is an exception in the world with no CDS, so there is no Politico Military loop or jointness and despite Congress roping in Gen Hooda to write its Draft Security Strategy where words Politico Military is mentioned often. Arun Singh, Kargil and Naresh Chandra Committees did the same, but no bureaucrat or politician will bite the bullet for jointness or a CDS. .

India’s Defence set up works with the shifting stands of Defence Ministers. Hence a non Constitutional NSA was necessarily brought in with powers of a CDS by PM Modi and has done well to make India think tactically in surgical actions against Pakistan with successful strikes and to hold China in Doklam but the strategically long term goals to meet the China Pakistan partnership in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) which will be maritime based, needs urgent looking into. China is looking for a window of time for its BRI and MSR investments it has got from the private summit at Wuhan to gain early BRI returns and try to reap as many strategic and economic harvests it can. PM Modi met President Xi at Wuhan in a one to one to seek time which pleased China. Yet Xi did not then agree to name Masood Azar of JEM as a International Terrorist, and Phulwama followed. Continue reading

“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 Indian Air Bases and 24 F-16s, JF-17s and Chinese and Swedish AWACs from Pakistan’s air bases flown by the qualified pilots on both sides but it seems under Restrictive or Unclear Rules of Engagement (ROEs) to avoid war by crossing lines, at a time when India was heading into its largest and heavily fought charged elections ! The military situation is currently being exploited for political ends and military is helpless so needs Analysis. Continue reading

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 AFFAIR on AMAZON and FLIPKART is also about India’s capable Intelligence but it explains India’s Intelligence is an IPS controlled career service not true Intelligence for national interests per se. Some leader some day, will see this if he feels Political Interests must be below National Interests LIKE Churchill to win WW 1. Soviets used their Intelligence and money after Independence to make India go anti USA and Europe and few have studied how states went Communist ! That is the power of Intelligence. 

This post must begin with a preamble on what is SECRET and what must be kept away from the Public which has come up in the 36 Rafale buy whose principles of price etc it is clear were discussed in a Summit between PM Narendra Modi and PM Hollande of France but Defence Ministry did not know what PMO was doing. Hollande lost the elections and Macron needs the deal badly. Supreme court has got involved.  Continue reading

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 between the two after the 1962 border war. Today both are rising and appear more friendly despite disagreements our relationship will matter in the future of Asia. Xiexie 谢谢 again.

I come at a time when security architecture dominated by the United States, wishes to include India, Japan, and Australia into a QUAD and China US is in a trade war. In March 2018, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi dismissed the ‘Indo-Pacific’ as ‘an attention-grabbing idea’ that would ‘dissipate like ocean foam’. Interestingly, however, Chinese thinking seems to have undergone a major transformation since then, turning ‘adversity’ into ‘opportunity’. As the Chinese saying goes, “It doesn’t matter whether a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice.” Continue reading

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 Twin TH) in tranches from 29th June 1985 for the No.7 Battleaxes Squadron after a contract with the French Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) was signed in 1982. The IAF have since lost 7 Mirages some with fatalities and 51 are being upgraded (4 in France and rest by HAL). They got Israeli Rafael Litening EW Laser and dispensing pods in 1999 for their Laser guided bomb kits from countries including Spain and USA used in final stages of the KARGIL ops and SPICE 60 km navigation bomb dispensers in 2004 and Crystal Maze’ (Popeye-Lite) terminal terrain guidance and GPS seekers from RAFAEL for attacking high-value static targets like aircraft storage hangars/ shelters used in Balakot, all called Precision Guided Munitions (PGM) one shot kill weapons. MIG-29s have Russian PGMs. These if well maintained should not fail and are expensive. MOD needs noting. Continue reading

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 .

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 between the two after the 1962 border war. Today both are rising and appear more friendly despite disagreements our relationship will matter in the future of Asia. Xiexie 谢谢 again.
I come at a time when security architecture dominated by the United States, wishes to include India, Japan, and Australia into a QUAD and China US is in a trade war. In March 2018, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi dismissed the ‘Indo-Pacific’ as ‘an attention-grabbing idea’ that would ‘dissipate like ocean foam’. Interestingly, however, Chinese thinking seems to have undergone a major transformation since then, turning ‘adversity’ into ‘opportunity’. As the Chinese saying goes, “It doesn’t matter whether a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice.”
How China and Hainan can contribute in these circumstances will be presented. We have differences. In 2017 India became a member of the China-dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) with Pakistan with whom India has border issues and China has the CPEC. India’s entry has increased the eight-member group’s heft in regional geo-politics giving it a pan-Asian hue. I am here to present a picture of BRI from India as a member of Indian Maritime Foundation and present these personal views after studying the private meeting between President Xi Jinping and our Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Wuhan in May 2018 and then they met again few weeks later at Qingdao in June to attend the annual (SCO) Summit. India is in the throes of a watershed election with Hindu party BJP trying to win the mandate again. Continue reading

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  CM JAYALALITHA USED TO TOPPLE THE BJP GOVERNMENT—-MOST FOREIGN CHIEFS READ THE BOOK ! ARMED FORCES DO NOT KNOW HOW ART 311 IS USED AS A SWORD OF DAMOCLES !

 

George Fernandes, the well-known spectacled labour leader, with a mop of tousled grey hair, invariably clad in khadi kurta-pyjama even on most formal occasions, was born on 3rd, June 1930 in Mangalore, which is now in Karnataka.  His long rough and tough political career was spent in Bombay leading trade unions in Bihar with the Mafia amongst others (IN MDL ALSO BESIDES RAILWAYS)and in New Delhi opposing the Nehru Congress family dynastic rule with dogged stances from the opposition benches. Continue reading

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 wants IBGs more trained and more equipped than the rest of the Army and reduce manpower. But India has unemployed youth….So Its Catch 22 !

At a conference currently in Delhi with Chinese educationists IDF spoke on the sidelines to the Chinese experts and was told this step was thought out over the last year in China. The visiting Chinese team of researchers from Peking University and Indian experts on China are gathered to ‘Share Experiences on Vocational Education in China and India’ under the aegis of Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS). The acronym VET–Vocational and Educational Training (VET) came up in every paper.

The cost analysis and benefits by providing pension and re-vocational-ising/training half its Army in Chinese Universities and in Vocational Schools at Government cost in short courses is a calculated move to improve skills with state support to be more efficient for investment into the strategic industries as China ages, and they will be skilled for the manufacturing industry and contribute to human development in China. These issues have been factored in to the Case Studies done in China, and IDF learnt this is not an impetuous move like India announces (DEMONET and 36 Rafales etc which bounce, and then the Government grapples how to implement. More the nation is skilled like USA, Germany etc more the nation can prosper and Chinese admit they have a long way to go even compared to Hong Kong, and cited India too. Continue reading