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by SwamyG
12 Apr 2019 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1804
Views: 127343

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

After Day one, my prediction is BJP 220+
by SwamyG
11 Apr 2019 06:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1804
Views: 127343

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Courtesy: https://www.thehindu.com/elections/lok-sabha-2019/polling-in-vast-swathes-of-country-on-april-11/article26799164.ece?homepage=true A sanitation worker fogging the premises of a polling station in Durga Puram of Vijayawada Central constituency on Wednesday evening ahead of polling day. | Ph...
by SwamyG
11 Apr 2019 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1804
Views: 127343

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Courtesy: http://www.bta.bg/en/gallery/image/5673492 Workers arrange Voter-verified paper audit trail or VVPAT machines for handing over to polling officers for the first phase of general elections, at a distribution center, in Ghaziabadi on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 10, 20...
by SwamyG
11 Apr 2019 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1804
Views: 127343

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://www.newsnation.in/photos/lok-sabha-elections/in-pictures-how-india-worlds-largest-democracy-is-gearing-up-for-its-national-elections-4-3252/slide1 Shillong: An EVM awareness team uses the famous double-decker living root bridges to traverse polling stations, at Nongriat in Shillong, Monday, ...
by SwamyG
11 Apr 2019 06:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1804
Views: 127343

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Courtesy: CNBC....how Indian Paramilitary is used to setup polling booth in Assamese https://www.cnbctv18.com/photos/politics/lok-sabha-elections-2019-heres-how-assam-prepares-for-phase-1-polls-2903771-10.htm https://images.cnbctv18.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AP19099574187062.jpg https://www.cnb...
by SwamyG
28 Mar 2019 05:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95595

Re: Indian ASAT test

Zynda, what you are suggesting requires an incredible amount of forethought, careful planning & quick execution. Can brown people do all this? I have my doubts. I am an avid NYT reader, and according to them, brown folks can barely think for themselves. *Chirp chirp*. Could it be this Microsat-...
by SwamyG
26 Feb 2019 20:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 129138

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

https://www.thetruepicture.org/indian-airstrikes-just-war/ Therefore, the airstrikes by India have been in sync with the spirit and letter of the highest traditions of ethical warfare and globally-recognised just war principles. This operation not only denotes the professional competence of Indian a...
by SwamyG
26 Feb 2019 10:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 129138

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

abhijitm wrote:So did we cross LOC or we crossed international border?

Looks like IB.
by SwamyG
26 Feb 2019 09:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 129138

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

John wrote:
SwamyG wrote:Alpha 3 control room also destroyed.

What is that?

As per our BRFite (who can claim credit by stepping forward) it is
* Retd ISI + terrorist coordination center
* Housing and training camp
* R&R location
by SwamyG
26 Feb 2019 09:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 129138

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Alpha 3 control room also destroyed.
by SwamyG
25 Feb 2019 10:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 11889

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/if-pakistan-attacks-india-with-one-nuke-india-can-finish-us-with-20-pervez-musharraf/ Addressing the press conference in UAE on Friday, Musharraf said, “Indian and Pakistan relations have again reached a dangerous level. There will be no nuclear attack. If...
by SwamyG
28 Jan 2018 05:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 741
Views: 108246

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Even Al Gore gave a thumbs up sign (metaphorically) for bringing "Climate Change". Modi uses key words to attract and align global economies and leaders. Chanakya would be proud.
by SwamyG
03 Oct 2017 02:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2148
Views: 295403

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

While it does not have a direct relation (or is it?); there are enough people who draw parallels between US 2nd Amendment and Indian tradition of certain communities bearing arms. We even had "Right to bear arms" thread. When drawing up Indian Constitution, several Constitutions were revi...
by SwamyG
02 Oct 2017 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2148
Views: 295403

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The recent shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas has no impact on India-US relations. I would ask that people delete their posts about it. As it doesn’t belong here and the “Understanding the US” thread was shut down. While it does not have a direct relation (or is it?); there are enough...
by SwamyG
28 Sep 2017 03:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 528676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The argument that Indians would be happy to pay more taxes, if they receive comparable services to some of the developed countries is stumbling to growth. Because, it means any government cannot increase revenue via taxes until they have brought all services to the comparable standards. Money is one...
by SwamyG
28 Sep 2017 00:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 528676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

nam wrote:...

All valid points saar. No disagreement.
by SwamyG
27 Sep 2017 23:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 528676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

that is, assuming the guy is not trolling. if so, you have saved yourself a bunch of time... No he is not a troll, he campaigned for BJP in TN in the late 90s. Hard core Hindutvaadi. Yeah, I have been working on him. From a big supporter he seems to be turning out into a disillusioned voter. He wil...
by SwamyG
27 Sep 2017 23:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 528676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

My die hard BJP friend is upset, he says earlier they ate ice creams and paid no taxes. Now they are paying 18% taxes. This is after 30% tax on income. People are adding the numbers and it looks like the middle class is definitely upset. What is happening? Thoughts? Sounds like he is a well to do p...
by SwamyG
27 Sep 2017 21:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 528676

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

My die hard BJP friend is upset, he says earlier they ate ice creams and paid no taxes. Now they are paying 18% taxes. This is after 30% tax on income. People are adding the numbers and it looks like the middle class is definitely upset. What is happening? Thoughts?
by SwamyG
01 Sep 2017 04:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Anup, thanks. If it was a small state then I wonder why ancient Indians would even think about such a place....when there was so much more happening in ancient Indian lands & vicinity.

Anyway, it does not matter I was just mildly curious.
by SwamyG
01 Sep 2017 02:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Anup, does the Sanskrit variations of Cina come from the Indian references to Qin dynasty?
by SwamyG
01 Sep 2017 02:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Two Chinese movies were released in 2017 that were set in India (or has Indian connection)
1. Kung Fu Yoga (2017)
2. Buddies in India (2017)

Hmmmm....interesting onlee.
by SwamyG
14 Aug 2017 16:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

BRF members: Are we showing some Prithviraj complex even before the war has commenced? Comprehension problems? Please let us not display our killing instincts sitting in our favorite chairs and sofas, in a land far far away. Wars are not fought and won with blind emotions. I am sure our military pr...
by SwamyG
14 Aug 2017 16:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

what is all this complex social engineering and chankianess going to achieve. let the chinese society live as they wish and get the govt they want. sounds like a long set of excuses of why not use the size12 boot at the right place. we should focus on taking away parts of tibet permanently from und...
by SwamyG
14 Aug 2017 14:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I am sure it cannot be done, but imagine a few sorties flying into Tibet and dropping leaf pamphlets against the Chinese power-men, and quietly return home. Imagine the khujli in the nether regions of the dragon.
by SwamyG
14 Aug 2017 13:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Ravi, I agree to lot of things you highlight in your post. I might be biased in the sense that Chinese civilization was the only civilization that came to India in search of knowledge, wisdom and religion. Everyone knew we had the riches, and came to plunder. Everyone knew we had control over the tr...
by SwamyG
14 Aug 2017 11:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

UlanBatori wrote:IMO, India should draw the straight line from north-east corner of Sikkim to northwest corner of Bhutan (per Bhutanese claim) and declare everything south of that a no-entry zone. Cut the roads, block reinforcements.

Also cut the chicken head in BD. Take territory from 25.xx, 89.xx to 25.xx, 88.98.
by SwamyG
14 Aug 2017 09:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I doubt it. No reason to give more credit to the Chinese planners than is necessary. If indeed Doka La was feint for something else, they have spent a remarkable amount of time hemming and hawing about it. It is more than 2 months now....and nothing has happened. The Chinese strategists are not sup...
by SwamyG
13 Aug 2017 23:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Dhoti-Shiver (DS-1313): Doklam is a diversion. The real mischief is elsewhere (if I know where I would post it). Suggestions: South of Andaman/ Nicobar. Lakshadweep. Maladweep. North Myanmar border with India. Seychelles? Mauritius? South Nicobar is most likely: equal access issues from mainland In...
by SwamyG
13 Aug 2017 06:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

You are the key decision maker in the upper echelon of Chinese power corridors. It is your call to start the limited war in the Himalayas. You know logistics is against you. Indians are superiors when it comes to Himalayas. If Indians hold for a week or 10 days, that's it , it becomes harder to get ...
by SwamyG
25 Jul 2017 23:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I hope you're wrong, but it is most likely the truth after the 28th July Indian forces will pull out of Dok La. It will be business as usual. I will mark this post with a @@@@ and do a string search for it after July 28th. At least you have been kind enough to make a prediction that is a few days a...
by SwamyG
25 Jul 2017 23:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

If NaMo is perceived to have caved in to Chincom demands of pulling back from DoKla, his haters will have a field day making a laughing stock out him and BJP, and its good bye BJP in 2019. We will back to Congoon rule (makes my thrown up at the very prospect of that disgusting spectacle)..............
by SwamyG
24 Jul 2017 23:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Kancha, thanks. I read that on the twitter as well.

My prediction is that both Modi & Doval would be telling China that the World is big enough for both China and India; and that the countries do not have to be at loggerheads.
by SwamyG
24 Jul 2017 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516749

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^ I think it is part of some psy-ops from India.
by SwamyG
24 Jul 2017 18:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1022163

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

rajpa wrote:this might be a good time for the dalai lama to implore to the tibetans to save their lands from the han. and welcome the indians.

I have always regarded him as useless.

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