Sundarji defied political leaders in confrontation with Chinese troops

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  1. Indian_Baba

    Indian_Baba Regular Member

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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Currently, Delhi is not listening.

    They and the Opposition are currently buried under tons of Coaldust.
     
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    sob Moderator Moderator

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    I am in complete agreement with this assessment by Mr.Shyam Saran,

     
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    There are 3 points I take from the article, which do set the tone we ought to take:

    We need to be militarily strong, maintain our relations well with both the US and Russia, and in no way shy away from pursuing better relations with the US because of past experiences, though no point over looking the past as well.

    A word on retd. Ambassador Shyam Saran, the little I have heard about him, he is a very highly regarded diplomat.
     
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    Some insights: An Overview and Assessment of the Indian Army’s Cold Start Strategy

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    Talk politely but carry a big stick ...
     
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    we have to trap panda in his own strings. Lets have all our options open. As far as politicians are concern they want to burry their eyes in sand when it comes to China. MMS has shown some concern but he has to build capabilities, 1 & half year has left i dont think he will do much now.
     
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    Army is lacking man and material for a functioning Integrated Battle Groups for Cold Start. And Govt spending focusing on AF and IN is not helping Army as well. This situation is to remain such in near future.

    IAF's disagreement with Cold Start doctoring which puts IAF opertaing under the command of Army which does not go down well with them. IAF expect both the wings working simultaneously on pre-defined plan and work relativly exclusively without much co-ordination. They have to understand that when it comes to PK, Army is in the driving seat.

    There is a lack of cadre for Joint Service which is secular to Army, Navy or AF. This would also be more capable to participate in creating future policies with Civilian Govt not just for security but Foreign policy also.
     
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    This man, his words and deeds are studied and quoted by many defense experts in west. He's worth his salt.
     
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    After 1987 when India and China faced off in Tawang Indian ECONOMY has
    grown up by TEN TIMES

    So naturally we can expect more resources and more capabilities for Indian Armed forces
     
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    And by how many times has the Chinese economy grown?
     

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