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Sep 24, 2022 9 tweets 6 min read
-Just 3 days ago #China’s President #XiJinping asked #Chinese armed forces to focus on combat readiness
-Xi is Chairman of Chinese Communist Party (#CCP) Central Military Commission (CMC)
-In 2016 Xi made PLA, an army that is loyal to no one but himself 2️⃣
-Xi restructured 4 general depts into 15 depts
-General Staff Department, General Political Department, most powerful
-2 former CMC V chairmen controlling these dept, Guo Boxiong & Xu Caihou were expelled from party for corruption
-Chairman controls PLA through General Office
Sep 16, 2022 14 tweets 13 min read
-Pravin Sawhney wrote a book Last War
-I don't know how much he understands #ArtificialIntelligence but I agree AI is most profound #technology humanity ever developed
-Future wars will depend upon AI
-For me nothing is above nation so I attempt honest review where #India stands 2️⃣
-#India’s overall ranking 17
-Small countries like #Singapore & #Ireland are ahead
-#Infrastructure & Govt Strategy are 2 areas where we lack
-Notice we are No 2 in talent

Aug 6, 2022 8 tweets 5 min read
-Deputy head of #Taiwan defence ministry's research & development unit Ou Yang Li-hsing, leading missile production, found dead in S Taiwan hotel
-Traitors are in every country
-Reminds me of various #Indian scientists killed under mysterious circumstances

@LevinaNeythiri 2️⃣
-8 Jun 2009:, 47-year-old senior scientific officer at the Kaiga Atomic Power Station in Karwar, Karnataka, L. Mahalingam went on a morning walk & never returned
-5 days later, his highly decomposed body was found Kali river.
-A DNA test confirmed his identity
Mar 3, 2022 10 tweets 13 min read
-#UkraineUnderAttack a #Thread
-#Russian ground forces have bogged down outside #Ukrainian #Kharkiv & #Kyiv
-Why mighty #Russia struggling in front of relatively weaker #Ukraine
-All experts went wrong in their assessment that Ukraine will fall in 3-4 days
-An assessment 2️⃣
-1st & foremost after initial 1-2 days #Russia failed to establish air superiority & air support to ground forces
-Battle for Antonov Apt 10km NW of #Kyiv was failure
-Russia took 2 days to capture
-18 IL-76 fm Russian Pskov Airport had to go back since airfield was damaged
Feb 13, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
-How #leftists destroyed #Indian #History
-Self-proclaimed historian DN Jha spread fake #propaganda about destruction of Nalanda University
-He based his narrative on Pag Sam Jon Zang
-Text written 500 yrs after destruction
-He ignored Tabakat-i-Nasiri by Maulana Minhaj-ud-din 2️⃣
-Destruction of Nalanda is described in Tabakat-i-Nasiri by Maulana Minhaj-ud-din
-He reports ‘Muhammad-i-Bakhtiyar returned with great booty & came to Sultan Qutb-ud-din I-bak & received great honour and distinction
-But DN Jha had his own agenda

#India #History #propaganda
Jan 12, 2022 7 tweets 8 min read
-14th round of senior military commander level #India-#China talks will take place today
-#IndianArmy remember #China & #CCP are biggest liars, most untrustworthy & disgrace to humanity
-Rember how Chou en Lai kept lying to PM Nehru & #India
-Better to trust Hyena than China 2️⃣
CIA Report:
-#Chinese diplomatic effort was a 5-year masterpiece of guile, executed & planned by Chou en Lai
-He played on Nehru's Asian, anti-imperialist attitude & his sincere desire for an amicable #India-#China relationship
Nov 10, 2021 4 tweets 5 min read
-We all thought #China is much ahead in #Technology
-But things are bit different
-#India is best in Optical Satellite Imagery in #Asia

@LevinaNeythiri @changu311 #ISRO Wiki 2️⃣
-#India is best in Asia in Radar Satellite Imagery too
Oct 20, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
-#Pakistan & its #Navy becoming butt of jokes for its ridiculosity
-It regularly finds submarines at high seas & that too #IndianNavy submarine
-Finding enemy submarines in real-world situation is like finding needle in haystack
-This clearly shows unprofessionalism of Pak Forces Naval Post 2️⃣
-I hv flown enough missions to debunk claim
-At times finding surface ship becomes Herculean task
-Submarines can be found using physics & array of hi-tech sensors
-Acoustic sensors look for sound pr waves under water
-Electromagnetic sensors identify various parts of spectrum Military Leaks
Oct 15, 2021 4 tweets 5 min read
-Latest info indicates massive infrastructure drive along #China coast facing #Taiwan
-#Chinese air force bases in Fujian province undergoing major upgrades
-Military expert Antony Wong: Airbases will play major roles in PLA’s plans in Taiwan invasion
#IndianAirForce #IndianNavy 2️⃣
-Reinforced air defence facilities at Zhangzhou airbase
-It is PLA’s Eastern Theatre Command air force headquarters also
-Ground-to-air missile defence site has also been added
Oct 11, 2021 10 tweets 9 min read
-2 days ago I gave glimpse of technological advances #India is making
-Those were part of my old article out of that many weapons are already in practical use
-Today I talk about advancements in the world #technology
-Some sound like science fiction… 2️⃣
-Courtesy #Armenia-#Azerbaijan war we all know abt #drones
-Next in line r hypersonic Kamikaze Drones tested by #Pentagon
-Vintage Racer are low-cost
-Capability to stay close to target for 60–90 min
-Due to small size, it will have low radar signature making it more lethal
Oct 10, 2021 7 tweets 7 min read
-History is full of situations in which smaller forces have won against larger Nos–#Hitler defeated #France in World War II
-There were many factors, but superior weaponry was 1 major factor
-Who would dominate future wars
-Question is fascinating

#IndianArmy #IndianAirForce 2️⃣
-Change in futuristic weaponry is driven by:
-3D #technology
-#India has largest pool of AI-ready talent in the world
-India ranks 3rd among countries with highest penetration of AI skills, among its workforce, after #USA & #China
Oct 5, 2021 4 tweets 5 min read
-We remember 1998’s #Pokhran #nuclear blasts
-But we forget acumen of PM AB Vajpayee
-He & his team took world by surprise
-No 1 expected #India to show political will
-Most devastated was #China
-China was still struggling with international image after #TiananmenCrackdown 2️⃣
-Letter to #USA Pres Clinton by Vajpayee gave #China as reason behind #Indian tests
-US leaked this letter to media tarnishing #Chinese image
-China had conducted 45 nuclear tests in Jul’96 just before signing CTBT
-Despite own tests China took it up itself to damage India
Sep 17, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
-#AUKUS & SEA1000 Attack-class future sub program Explained
-2016 #Australia DoD selected Naval Group #France’s Shortfin Barracuda 1A to replace Collins-class subs
-On offer were French Navy’s Suffren-class nuclear attack subs modified to SSK, 12 at A$90 bn
#IndianNavy @subnut Military Today -Offer wasn't revolutionary
-No air-independent propulsion
-2019 Strategic Partnership Agreement signed despite Naval Shipbuilding Advisory Board‘s objections
-Board wanted extension of service life of Collins-class
-Finally extension program came through giving time till 2038 Transparency Portal
Sep 17, 2021 4 tweets 5 min read
-U know which countries would be richest & rule world
-1s who have plan for #climatechange
-Freak #weather & #floods will destroy weak links
-#India needs to move away from agriculture-dependent #economy
-Need to decongest densely populated coastal regions… -Coal has long been #India & #China’s top energy source & its production has increased consistently
-India’s per capita CO2 emissions rose from 15 to 40% of world emissions betn 1990-2019
-Good news is since 2015, India’s solar & wind power elect production increased fm 3 to 10% CEICData
Sep 16, 2021 6 tweets 8 min read
-#China's Belt and Road Initiative is always bad news for locals
-139 countries are part of BRI because local leaders due to personal greed have disregarded #NationalSecurity
-#Cambodia’s Lower Sesan 2 dam & #Guinea’s Souapiti Dam have resulted in severe #HumanRightsViolations SCMP -BRi isn't just enormous network of roads, railways, tunnels, dams, airports, ports, energy pipelines, power plants
-It comes bundled with digital glue of telecommunications networks, BeiDou Navigation Satellite System and above all search for food & minrals Fortune
Sep 14, 2021 4 tweets 6 min read
-Who gives away strategic territory❓
-No I’m not talking about POK
-It’s Katchatheevu
-A strategic Island in Palk Bay
-Island was owned by Raja of Ramanathapuram & later part of Madras Presidency
-In ‘74 it was ceded to #SriLanka by #Indian PM Indira Gandhi
#IndianNavy @Swamy39 -The agreement with #SriLanka was haphazard
-Didn’t specify fishing rights
-#Indian fishermen did fishing around Katchatheevu & used Island for services
-In ‘76 EEZ’s were established & fishermen were restricted
-But more than fishing it has many other implications India TV News
Sep 13, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
-#IndianAirForce & teams developing Tejas Mk2 hv to put in lot of effort to beat #Chinese J-10C
-Thanks to stolen #tech fm #Israeli Lavi program J-10 accelerated much faster with 468 in service
-Homegrown LCA faced severe #technology denials except small help fm Dassaultin in 80s -#IndianAirForce in Jan ordered 83 Tejas Mk 1A
-1st ac will reach by 2023
-J-10B is thrust vectoring variant
-Tejas with low wing loading hs edge in high altitude, sustained turn rate, climb rate & cruising speed need lesser thrust
-Smaller airframe has smaller radar sign too
Sep 12, 2021 8 tweets 6 min read

-Sordid saga of Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya #India & #Russia
-India been buying #Russian weapons for 50 yrs, some good, some bad
-But story of Vikramaditya takes the cake
-Interestingly Russia’s latest offer of 3 K class subs at Rs1 could be another nightmare -Soviet Union commissioned aircraft carrier Baku in 1988
-It was interesting mix of heavy cruiser & aircraft carrier
-It had an angled flight deck & a hangar
-1991 Soviet Union disintegrated, Baku came to Russia as Admiral Gorshkov and soon started rotting due to lack of funds
Sep 10, 2021 5 tweets 7 min read
-#Afghanistan govt for the ISI by the ISI
-Moderate Mullah Baradar was to head govt: Pushed to ceremonial pstn
-PM Mullah Akhund: Deobandi, Credited with destruction of giant 6th C #Buddha statues of #Bamiyan, directed insurgency against #USA-backed Afghan govt from #Pakistan -Akhund belongs to powerful Durrani tribe from Kandahar
-Served as foreign minister in previous #Taliban govt
-Head of Quetta Shura
-ISI put together plot for Taliban’s second innings with Quetta Shura
-Baradar’s fall due his liking for Hamid Karzai & dislike for #HaqqaniNetwork
Sep 10, 2021 10 tweets 12 min read
#GaneshChaturthi2021 @LevinaNeythiri @changu311 @jkd18

-Lord Ganesha is not just loved in #Hinduism but #Buddhism & #Jainism too
-In addition to #India #Ganesha is revered in many SE Asian countries
-World’s tallest (90ft) Ganesh near Kolhapur, Maharashtra Traveltwosome -#Ganesh in #Indonesia
-#Javanese manuscript known as Smaradahana narrates Ganesha’s birth
-Ceremony ‘Rishigana’ is performed to appease Ganesha
-During economic meltdown of 90s Lord Ganesha appeared on #Indonesian currency notes
Sep 8, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
-PLA exposed
-World only knows abt PLA what #CCP tells
-#USArmy releases ATP 7-100.3
-SWOT Analysis
-Older combat systems r expected beyond 2035
-Less important Cmds get discarded eqpt
-Recent upgraded eqpt for #Xinjiang Military District shows importance of region 2️⃣
-3 types of combined-arms brigades:motorized, mechanized, armored
-18 reserve & militia divs
-Most brigades eqpd with older systems
-Struggles with decentralizing planning & operations at lower tactical echelons,complexities of informationized battlefield & modern mech forces