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by samuel
22 Nov 2009 06:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

Yes, right. Ultimately each player has to give up nuclear weapons, but I don't see that happening. What I see happening is those with technology and those with raw material exchanging one or the other to gain what they don't have. Systems can be in place in the name of peaceful use and even if one s...
by samuel
22 Nov 2009 06:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 169535

Re: BR Forums Feedback

What happened of course was there was this narayanan guy who disappeared eventually (may be reincarnated to a different name now) after making some pompous threats while confusing force with damage. That ended with him saying he learned something! Equally ridiculous statements about linearizing and ...
by samuel
21 Nov 2009 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

- that is why the key is fissile material You mean in the trivial sense of that being part of the bomb or in the sense of FMCT? Either way, it doesn't matter when the nations that could far more easily deny technology proliferated and now hope that nations with far more material and little technolo...
by samuel
21 Nov 2009 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

How long before hydrodynamic technology proliferation, isn't that easier? Can you then imagine open source "test my bomb" computer codes, isn't that even more easier? How is the nuclear deterrence supposed to hold up this way?

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by samuel
20 Nov 2009 09:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30399

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

The only thing that makes sense on the national agenda is to consolidate our narrative of nationalism for the nation. For just as our past prosperity was no defense against being conquered, neither will our future one be. And surely as this nation has been exploited as a marketplace in the past, it ...
by samuel
20 Nov 2009 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 72371

Re: Women in Combat

Why can't the guy cook at home and take care of the kids (beyond infants)? In our "traditional way," of course we dont do that and pallu don't come up in public. girl stop "sports" at puberty. Well, screw that if women want to step out-- why would one like to come in the way of r...
by samuel
20 Nov 2009 08:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 72371

Re: Women in Combat

I've known many women pilots who are mothers. My own primary and instrument instructor was one such now flying big jets. The number of crunches and miles she could run would put many a pot belied wing over stripe to shame, at 35. She was better than my aerobatic (male) flight instructor, 27. It is a...
by samuel
17 Nov 2009 23:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/Print/477407.aspx Press Trust Of India Washington, November 17, 2009 First Published: 22:34 IST(17/11/2009) Last Updated: 22:54 IST(17/11/2009) Pakistan has more nuclear weapons than India: report Pakistan is estimated to have more nuclear warheads than India ...
by samuel
17 Nov 2009 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

You know Fefferman!?

(Any chance you know Stan Osher?)
by samuel
16 Nov 2009 22:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30399

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

Yes I remember these things vaguely now: 1. SUPW -- That was a joke for us, but this was so long ago that I am fuzzy about how big a joke that was. 2. NCC/NSS: These are always good choices and I did NCC both in school and college. It bonded us a lot where nationalism replaced everything else. Sudde...
by samuel
16 Nov 2009 22:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30399

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_civil_code_of_India#Towards_a_Uniform_Civil_Code Via google In India, most family law is determined by the religion of the parties concerned[citation needed]. Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists come under Hindu law, whereas Muslims and Christians have their ...
by samuel
16 Nov 2009 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

I really don't think there is any fraud going on either. The experiment is fundamentally ambiguous from measurements if you are outside the circle where differences between the S's cannot be resolved. Could it have been designed that way with the ambiguity in mind in the first place; may be, but why...
by samuel
16 Nov 2009 09:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 217646

Re: India-China News and Discussions

IIT, IISc & IIM Tawang (visa free studies for bonafide tibetans, special id card issued and recognized at indian ports) Nehru International Airport, Tawang. Direct flight to USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and buddhist destinations. All Tibet Radio, Itanagar Arunachal Scouts First Tibet Corp...
by samuel
16 Nov 2009 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co
Replies: 2267
Views: 184300

Re: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley

Would people here be really that surprised if there were a few Pakistani agents resident, visiting or traveling in every city in India? I find that hard to believe. I mean it's great that NIA is tarting up and looking busy trailing gilani and co. but thinking of this guy as they guy responsible for ...
by samuel
16 Nov 2009 00:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30399

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

Since everybody here is a postor or poster, CEASE FIRE!

What happened?

We are unable to code equality for all under law, preferential treatment to none, supreme intolerance to intolerance, tolerance to all paths as UCC #1?

Why?

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by samuel
15 Nov 2009 21:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30399

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

Let me point out here that it is very easy to derail any progress here whether we use UCC as the starting point to get into the relationship of the nation-state to its constituents and the associated issue of exclusivism, or vice versa. It will take extraordinary discipline and courage to make the t...
by samuel
15 Nov 2009 10:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30399

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

In his comments, Brihaspati, has pointed out a root that connects several such issues that arise from exclusivism and this, the UCC issue, is no different. It will be difficult to find people on this forum who will argue that we don't need a Uniform Civil Code. If that is to be the case, then may be...
by samuel
15 Nov 2009 05:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30399

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

What other opportunities of freedom our routes exist for parties that have come to taste and take exclusivism for granted?
by samuel
14 Nov 2009 23:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30399

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

So can we put item # 1 on our thread here for the next few pages
1. Uniform Civil Code
And as more come in we can slot them, but engage in this...what say participants?

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by samuel
14 Nov 2009 23:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30399

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

RayC --
Refering to Article 370 of the constitution of India: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_370

And UCC of course is applicable to homosexuals too, if that's what you mean.
by samuel
14 Nov 2009 23:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30399

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

Two important questions, I feel we must discuss here, and perhaps place on the National Agenda is the removal of 370 and establishment of Uniform Civil Code. If this debate can be held here, that would be great!
by samuel
14 Nov 2009 01:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

That's what I find amazing. We can take some very conservative, if I can use that word, people of India who could be "hawks" and talk to them about love, brotherhood, harmony, and they are willing to pursue, acknowledge that option. Rudradev, who chose to respond to me, did not e-slap me a...
by samuel
14 Nov 2009 00:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

Just because it did not work once, should we be shy the second time? After all Mao is gone and China has much to lose too. To get out of the cycle of escalation, war, death and destruction, should we not push and sell peace through economic stimulus and better people-to-people connections? My pulao ...
by samuel
14 Nov 2009 00:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

If we work with China towards a positive, mutually assured existence, is that not deterrence? If we accept their leadership in many matters, is that not deterrence? If we get under Unkil's protection, will that not be deterrence?
by samuel
13 Nov 2009 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

Right, the danger with China is that we seem to be going your path 2 - 4 (China's "demanding" and we're "defying"). Of the possible leaf nodes post 2-4, in an "all out" we lose because of asymmetry. So, either we "escalate" (2-5, tibet now, reverse encirclemen...
by samuel
13 Nov 2009 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

This book was great: Frank C. Zagare, D. Marc Kilgour, Perfect Deterrence. This link may get one started or jazzed: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=4&ved=0CBkQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fir.emu.edu.tr%2Fportal%2Ffiles%2Flecturenotes%2F39OuxAB7WQQigCh.%25204%2C%2520S...
by samuel
13 Nov 2009 09:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

Some basic defs, to recollect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_deterrence This MAD scenario is often referred to as nuclear deterrence. The term deterrence was first used in this context after World War II; prior to that time, its use was limited to legal terminology. In practice, the theory pro...
by samuel
13 Nov 2009 05:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 169535

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

On top of my list: 1. Route to CAR. Integration of Kashmir. Pak Lockdown. 2. Tibet Buffer and Free Tibet. 3. Education to 18 -- literacy up to 99% IIT, New York; IIM, Brisbane; IISc, Moscow. Institute for Democracy, Beijing 4. End of Dynasty Politics. Robust representation of Women in all walks of l...
by samuel
12 Nov 2009 17:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II
Replies: 513
Views: 36597

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II

Scientific coolies -- that was just the phrase I was looking for to describe the
fractally shimmering science dhimmis. Thanks for that...!
by samuel
12 Nov 2009 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

I wonder if India's Mutually Assured Existence and the West's Mutually Assured Destruction are the yin-yang of deterrence.
by samuel
11 Nov 2009 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4727
Views: 364844

Re: Deterrence

I am not so sure about this. An enemy's strength might deter me from launching an attack, but an enemy's ability to attack will not deter me from becoming stronger (at least to the point of matching). It will encourage me to be stronger so that I might be able to deter him in the same way as he is d...
by samuel
06 Nov 2009 19:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3751
Views: 241764

Re: Indian Education System

SriniYji, All I can say is "from what I've observed"... I've been in academia all my life though that does not mean I've paid any attention to it :) Please give another view, if possible. I'd be delighted to read it. The essential suggestions are: sift stars early, steer people to original...
by samuel
05 Nov 2009 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan
Replies: 122
Views: 15468

Re: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan

But the main thing to learn from alert is 1. What can mango people do to prepare/upgrade level of alertness. Here, in the states, I am constantly inundated -- if you see something, say something -- current threat level is orange -- for your safety,.... --- f*ck it's endless, but I'm clueless which h...
by samuel
05 Nov 2009 07:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 169535

Re: BR Forums Feedback

Ok, I'll pass, sorry for trouble.
by samuel
05 Nov 2009 06:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 169535

Re: BR Forums Feedback

Can someone please change my id to "Rung-e-Kutta"
by samuel
04 Nov 2009 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan
Replies: 122
Views: 15468

Re: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan

So, since west has an interests in India, and its citizens are here, and because they are high value targets, therefore India is being pushed to improve her security to protect them better. Part of that improvement is this early warning, potentially leading to prevention. Is there more intelligence ...
by samuel
04 Nov 2009 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan
Replies: 122
Views: 15468

Re: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan

Yeah, across (northern) US borders it was generally a joke for a long time. "where do you live, have a nice day." after 9/11, boy...things may have calmed now, it has been a while since (three was no suggestion for indian airport security there, but the changes in US airports was used to i...
by samuel
04 Nov 2009 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan
Replies: 122
Views: 15468

Re: India put on high alert for 26/11 type attack from Pakistan

Generally and loosely speaking, what the US or say west does or produces, India adapts or imports a few years later. By 2002 US said that's it, individual liberties have limits. Not one more on our soil if we can. They ramped up their yard work and accelerated gardening and pottery projects around t...
by samuel
03 Nov 2009 23:55
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Remembering Indira
Replies: 109
Views: 13419

Re: Remembering Indira

That really is the troubling thing. There are things in India "we can't speak of," but without dealing with them we are stuck. All smiles till the knives come out. We really do need to have a dialogue to square these things, otherwise we get these one-sided Indira was oh-so-great (not) sla...
by samuel
03 Nov 2009 11:25
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Remembering Indira
Replies: 109
Views: 13419

Re: Remembering Indira

http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl1809/18090740.htm Not very subtly she was beginning to identify the normal exercise of democratic rights, when it challenged her unquestioned authority, as the pathway to political anarchy. Shortly after her brutal suppression of Bhindranwale's criminal insurgency i...

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