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Major General of the Indian Armed Forces, retired: A significant change in the tactics of warfare can be observed in Karabakh

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Indian military experts continue to actively comment on the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Among others, the situation in the South Caucasus was commented by retired Major General Amrit Pal Singh.


According to the Indian retired general, one cannot but pay attention to the events unfolding in Karabakh today.

The general notes that the conflict needs to be closely studied in India for a variety of reasons. Singh sees these reasons as follows: participation in battles of armed mercenaries deployed from third countries, active use of reconnaissance and strike unmanned aviation, the use of weapons prohibited by international conventions, including cluster munitions.



Analyzing the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Indian general emphasizes that the tension in Ladakh (the disputed region on the border of India and China) can also be used by “external players”. It is noted that foreign mercenaries may appear in Ladakh as well, if you do not follow the development of the situation.

In addition, Singh (and he, by the way, is not the first of the Indian retired high-ranking military personnel to speak about this recently) draws attention to the fact that China can use various types of its drones against India and reduce the effectiveness of the use of armored vehicles. In an interview with Singh, it is pointed out that the arsenal of UAVs of the Indian armed forces is significantly inferior to this kind of arsenal of China.

Amrit Pal Singh:

In Karabakh, we can observe a significant change in the tactics of warfare. An increasing role is played by drones, the cost of three dozen of which corresponds to the cost of one combat aircraft. Their loss is not as significant as the loss, for example, of a fighter.
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  1. 1976AG
    1976AG 17 October 2020 07: 59 New
    +5
    That's right, let them analyze. The military does not tolerate negligence. Not every time the clashes will be with the use of available means.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 17 October 2020 08: 27 New
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      Quote: 1976AG
      That's right, let them analyze.


      Actually, many are engaged in analysis. Including, what worries me the most, is watching the conflict closely Outskirts.

      And first of all, she will be interested in the final reaction of Russia, with the aim of "trying on" the Karabakh scenario played by Azerbaijan against us ...
      In other matters, they are also interested in the military aspects, in terms of how the weapons systems of outskirts produced by Azerbaijan, as well as UAVs, the fleet of which ex-Ukraine is going to expand with purchases in Turkey, will show themselves.

      In general, if Russia somehow "bends" over Karabakh, then we are next ...
      1. Observer2014
        Observer2014 17 October 2020 08: 49 New
        -3
        In general, if Russia somehow "bends" over Karabakh, then we are next ...
        Do you have the Soros in power? And you grabbed the Lviv and Ternopil regions? Or are you doing ethnic cleansing? Are you driving out the native Ukrainians who have lived there for centuries? lol Get better citizenship of Russia "expert", as other citizens of the LPR and DPR do. These are different conflicts, and Russia will never give anything to anyone else, but it will take back its own. N-Khao is absolutely not Donbass. And there is no need to entice Russia there. And you drown Russia so much for the Armenians, why should you ask why you are so worried about them? They do not worry about themselves so much. From the word in general. And so you want Russia to war entered. Do you at least understand if a full-scale war starts there, what will it turn into? Or is that all you need?
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 17 October 2020 08: 54 New
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          Quote: Observer2014
          And you are drowning so much for the Armenians that you should ask, why are you so worried about them?

          At least NKR is the same victim of aggression as we are. And besides, they are fellow believers, at least ...
          Quote: Observer2014
          Get better citizenship of Russia "expert", as other citizens of the LPR and DPR do.

          With a queue of 1 year, in 2021, maybe I will receive yes
          1. set of sets
            set of sets 17 October 2020 09: 21 New
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            ,, And besides, they are fellow believers, at least ... ,,

            They are under the Pope who is in Rome. Catholicized. So let the Poles be called for help.
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            2. Insurgent
              Insurgent 17 October 2020 09: 35 New
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              Quote: set of sets

              They are under the Pope who is in Rome. Catholicized. So let the Poles be called for help.

              Exactly, exactly? Or is it somehow different?

              The Armenian Apostolic Church is one of the most ancient Christian churches, which has a number of peculiarities in dogma and ritual that distinguish it from both Byzantine Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism.

              Yes, their church flow is somewhat different from traditional Orthodoxy, due to a more ancient tradition, which does not make them any further away from us in the essence of understanding Christianity "Eastern" and "Western" ...
              1. set of sets
                set of sets 17 October 2020 10: 29 New
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                You are far from the essence of understanding.
                For people like you, everything is one. Both Catholics and Orthodox.
                1. Insurgent
                  Insurgent 17 October 2020 10: 38 New
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                  Quote: set of sets
                  You are far from the essence of understanding.
                  For people like you, everything is one. Both Catholics and Orthodox.


                  So after all:
                  Quote: set of sets
                  They are under the Pope who is in Rome. Catholicized.
                  ,or :
                  The highest spiritual rung of the hierarchical ladder of the Armenian Church is the Catholicos of All Armenians.who ordains bishops, and those, in turn, priests.


                  Besides ,The AAC belongs to the group of pre-Chalcedonian Ancient Eastern Orthodox churches.
                  1. Alex777
                    Alex777 17 October 2020 19: 22 New
                    +2
                    The Armenian Church is ancient and independent from anyone.
                    Therefore, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is divided between six confessions of the Christian Church: Greek Orthodox, Catholic, Armenian, Coptic, Syrian and Ethiopian, each of which has its own chapels and prayer hours.
                    The Armenians are also famous for the fact that:
                    ... in 1579 they bribed the Sultan and the local city authorities to allow them to single-handedly celebrate Easter and receive the Holy Fire. At the call of their priests, many of their co-religionists gathered in Jerusalem, anticipating their triumph and humiliation of the Orthodox - they, led by Patriarch Sophronius IV, were removed not only from the Kuvukliya, but also from the Temple in general.

                    There, at the entrance to the shrine, they remained to pray with sorrow. Despite all the deeds of prayer of the Armenian Patriarch, who prayed for about a day, no miracle followed. And at this time, a lightning-like sheaf of Fire struck exactly at the column at the entrance, next to which stood the Orthodox Patriarch, who passed on the Holy Fire to the co-religionists who were standing next to him.

                    “Everyone was overjoyed, and the Orthodox Arabs began to jump with joy and shout:“ You are our only God, Jesus Christ, our true faith is one - the faith of Orthodox Christians. ” the name Omir (Anvar), seeing what was happening, exclaimed: "One Orthodox faith, and I am a Christian," jumped down onto the stone slabs from a height of about 10 meters.

                    Anvar was executed by his fellow believers for professing Christianity, and his traces, captured in the stone slab of the square, were tried for a long time to be retouched. In which, however, they did not succeed, and those who come to the Temple can still see them, as well as the dissected column at the door of the temple. The body of the martyr was burned, but the Greeks collected the remains, which until the end of the XNUMXth century were in the nunnery of Great Panagia, exuding a fragrance.

                    The Turkish authorities were very angry with the arrogant Armenians, and at first they even wanted to execute the hierarch, but later they took mercy and ordered him, for the edification of what happened at the Easter ceremony, always follow the Orthodox Patriarch and henceforth not take direct part in receiving the Holy Fire. Although the government changed long ago, the custom still persists.

                    As for your comparison of Donbass and Karabakh, it is nothing. hi
            3. 72jora72
              72jora72 17 October 2020 10: 22 New
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              They are under the Pope who is in Rome. Catholicized. So let the Poles be called for help.
              Sit down, two.
              1. set of sets
                set of sets 17 October 2020 10: 29 New
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                Teach history!
          2. Observer2014
            Observer2014 17 October 2020 09: 22 New
            +1
            Listen to "Victim of Aggression". You at least study the history of the conflict. I'm not talking about the century. I'm talking about 30 years ago. Yes, take a look at the geographical maps. To understand whose and how everything was there
            And besides, they are fellow believers
            And what kind of people are you there and with whom are you fellow believers? You’re still talking about war for the sake of faith, start preaching here. "Crusader" Where? In Russia, a multinational state. Are you adequate there at all?
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          3. Oden280
            Oden280 17 October 2020 15: 26 New
            +2
            The NKR is a victim of provocations, first of all, from Armenia itself, led by Sorov's Pashinyan. And the Turks and the Azeris simply took advantage of the situation. After this adventure, it will be possible to put an end to any independence of Armenia. There will be one more vicious dog, for all the troubles of which Russia is to blame.
      2. vitvit123
        vitvit123 17 October 2020 08: 54 New
        +2
        Somewhere you can bend, but somewhere you can bend in the other direction ... we do not know what the GDP will decide.
      3. maksbazhin
        maksbazhin 17 October 2020 09: 20 New
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        Here YOU should rather watch both Armenians and Azerbaijanis. Ukraine will not be influenced - it will have different and many drones, but the tactics of dealing with it need to be worked out (rubber tanks and camouflage nets will not help). UAV is not a miracle weapon, but if you fight as before, it will be like in NKR.
      4. 1976AG
        1976AG 17 October 2020 10: 32 New
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        In Syria, we have already shown that drones can be successfully countered.
      5. venik
        venik 17 October 2020 15: 30 New
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        Quote: Insurgent
        they are also interested in how the weapons systems of outskirts produced by Azerbaijan will show themselves

        =======
        WHAT? WHAT DOES Ukraine HAVE OWN production of weapons systems? Except ATGM - I have not heard anything like that!
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        Quote: Insurgent
        with the aim of "trying on" the Karabakh scenario played by Azerbaijan against us ...

        =======
        Doubtful! Where is "Rum, and WHERE is Crimea" - Karabakh and LDNR - these are completely DIFFERENT, incomparable issues for Russia!
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 17 October 2020 17: 44 New
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          Quote: venik
          WHAT? WHAT DOES Ukraine HAVE OWN production of weapons systems? Except ATGM - I have not heard anything like that!

          Ukraine has already supplied Azerbaijan with Verba multiple launch rocket systems, which are now actively used during military operations. Also, Baku bought three BTR-3s from Kiev.
          In addition to the existing ones, the General Staff of the Okrug approved the delivery in the form of "humanitarian aid"The Armed Forces of Azerbaijan of the party ATGM" Stugna-P ", consisting of 54 installations and 324 missiles.

          Few ?
          1. venik
            venik 17 October 2020 18: 40 New
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            Quote: Insurgent
            Ukraine has already supplied Azerbaijan with Verba multiple launch rocket systems, which are now actively used during military operations. Baku also bought three armored personnel carriers-3 from Kiev

            =======
            Yes, I somehow did not think about these. Probably because these are slightly "shamanized" samples of still Soviet technology .... Well, as for "Willow" - so "Grad" it is "Grad", on what chassis do not put it! What is there learn? Yes, and for 3 slightly "shamanic" versions of the BTR-80 - what statistics can be displayed there? Even if they succeed to get there to the front line ... Only "Stugna" remains! So it seems like it was used in Donbass ... By the way, this is what happens - Ukraine is already like this got richthat the new weapon began to give away "that is, absolutely free of charge"? belay Why then are they "crying" that there are not enough weapons? Are the Javelins begging the Yankes? Business-ah !!!
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 17 October 2020 19: 56 New
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              Zelensky offended Lukashenko.
              Now, neither the Armed Forces of Ukraine, nor anyone else will have a Verba. hi
  2. MTN
    MTN 17 October 2020 08: 07 New
    -4
    In this conflict, many have a lot to analyze. Even the Hague Tribunal.
    1. 1976AG
      1976AG 17 October 2020 08: 12 New
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      Quote: MTN
      In this conflict, many have a lot to analyze. Even the Hague Tribunal.

      We already know how international organizations analyze. Double standards are rampant.
    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 17 October 2020 08: 30 New
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      Quote: MTN
      In this conflict, many have a lot to analyze. Even the Hague Tribunal.


      I agree, I support.
      MTN, what do you say beforehand about these "brave askers" without The Hague?
      1. MTN
        MTN 17 October 2020 08: 33 New
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        and who is it? and whose head is there in his hands?
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 17 October 2020 08: 37 New
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          Quote: MTN
          and who is it? and whose head is there in his hands?


          Don't you know? Like the Germans, in 1945, after the defeat of Nazism: "And we didn't know anything!"?

        2. Insurgent
          Insurgent 17 October 2020 09: 01 New
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          Quote: MTN
          and who is it? and whose head is there in his hands?


          He asked and "merged" ... Or consults with the leadership, how to behave in this "delicate" history for Azerbaijan?
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        1. BDRM 667
          BDRM 667 17 October 2020 11: 14 New
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          Quote: Master
          Is this normal for you?


          Obviously not. There is no excuse for such suffering for people on both sides of the conflict.
          But it should be borne in mind that BEFORE YOU started military operations against NKAO, no one fired at Ganja.

          In general, it was you who "let Gin out of the jug" by starting the war citing the unwillingness of Armenia, the NKR, the "Minsk group" to solve the long-standing problem.
          And if you please answer in this case, an ultimatum, or something like that was announced to the listed parties, or did you strike in the early morning, while people were sleeping, without declaring war?

          This September, another June does not look like?

          And in general, the cutting off of heads, as a purposeful action, cannot be attributed to the failure of weapons, incorrect target designation, an absurd and tragic accident, the fact that a missile knocked out by your air defense crashed onto the city ...
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  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 17 October 2020 08: 18 New
    +2
    Analysis is good, but reaction to events is more important. And, as a way out in this situation is the creation or massive purchase by Indians of attack drones, and the development of military air defense in the first place. This concerns us too!
    1. 1976AG
      1976AG 17 October 2020 08: 21 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      Analysis is good, but reaction to events is more important. And, as a way out in this situation is the creation or massive purchase by Indians of attack drones, and the development of military air defense in the first place. This concerns us too!

      Ours in Syria have already worked it out.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 17 October 2020 08: 43 New
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        Quote: 1976AG

        Ours in Syria have already worked it out.

        Locally, Syria, that's one thing, ah all Russia it is quite different.
        A different set of forces and means is required and, of course, a different number of them
        1. 1976AG
          1976AG 17 October 2020 10: 33 New
          +1
          Quote: Insurgent
          Quote: 1976AG

          Ours in Syria have already worked it out.

          Locally, Syria, that's one thing, ah all Russia it is quite different.
          A different set of forces and means is required and, of course, a different number of them

          We have known this for a long time.
  5. Shuttle
    Shuttle 17 October 2020 08: 45 New
    +3
    And again the Indian is right. The similarities between Karabakh and Ladakh are serious. Not only in the landscape, but also in the ratio of the economic levels of development of the opposing sides. In this case, it should be considered that almost the entire potential of Turkey stands behind Azerbaijan. Whereas China in terms of military and economic development alone surpasses not only India itself, but also many of its other neighbors in the region taken together with it.
    There are differences, however. First, India and China have not fought large-scale battles for a long time, especially between themselves. Secondly, both countries are members of the BRICS economic cooperation bloc. And finally, the most important thing is that both countries have nuclear weapons.
    P / S The author of the article uses the word Singh as if it were part of a proper name. However, this is not the case. This is something like a Turkic oglu, a French chevalier or an English lord.
  6. donavi49
    donavi49 17 October 2020 10: 38 New
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    Well, in today's video, 50+ people were killed in total, in trenches and dugouts. Many just at the last second jumped all the trench and they were there to pieces sad .
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 17 October 2020 11: 03 New
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      Another interesting video was posted.
    2. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 17 October 2020 12: 44 New
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      Quote: donavi49
      Well, in today's video, 50+ people were killed in total,

      And this is yesterday, from the Armenians:
  7. TatarinSSSR
    TatarinSSSR 18 October 2020 14: 39 New
    +1
    First, you need to define the concept of "warfare". What is the meaning of war? If a war of one state against another (or coalitions) until complete victory or surrender, then this is one thing. And if it is a border conflict on a certain territory, without the use of the entire arsenal of weapons, then something else. In the first case, all types of UAVs will play a front-line role and no more. The main strikes (not a nuclear conflict) will be delivered to the entire depth of the enemy's territory - both from the air and from the sea, from the ground - by missiles and aviation. There will be decisive importance of the defeat of large significant strategic targets - both military and civilian industrial. Does the Karabakh conflict have this? No. There is a border conflict on a certain territory and for it. And here a really big role is played by military strike and reconnaissance UAVs. And the one who does not have protection from them suffers and very much. In this case, Armenia, which has managed to quarrel with Russia, is the only real defense for itself and has profited modern weapons and methods of border wars.