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by SwamyG
28 Jan 2018 05:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 711
Views: 94261

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: 1960
Views: 250597

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: 1960
Views: 250597

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: 496292

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: 496292

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: 496292

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: 496292

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: 496292

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: 953281

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: 953281

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: 953281

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: 953281

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: 953281

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: 953281

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: 953281

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: 953281

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: 953281

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: 953281

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: 953281

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: 953281

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: 953281

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: 953281

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: 1994
Views: 364348

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: 953281

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.
by SwamyG
24 Jul 2017 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1994
Views: 364348

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

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/ ... 4110/lite/

Kargil war: When an IAF Jaguar had Sharif, Musharraf in its crosshairs

Is this too much information on some of the modalities?
by SwamyG
23 Jul 2017 23:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953281

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

Are we sure China does not have good experience plying ships? I thought they have experience with various types of crafts in the Indo-China area.

Anyways, in the 21st century the role of air power has taken over or is important. Naval power alone won't do.
by SwamyG
23 Jul 2017 20:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953281

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

The map is upside down. Please fix it. I will delete this post when done. Its on purpose to make one think. India projects into Indian Ocean, Vice Admiral M.N> Roy (R) made this very point in US Naval Institute Proceedings in mid 1990s I don;t understand the penchant of members to take offence very...
by SwamyG
23 Jul 2017 20:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953281

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

Kaplan in one of his talks inverted the map of China and its relation to the Indo-China Sea. We can see the scale of the problem facing China there. That is a great inverted map of China; and gives a great perspective. Pandas should be frightened in my opinion. Look at this way. On one side they ha...
by SwamyG
23 Jul 2017 08:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953281

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

If I am not mistaken, Harpreet is a BRFite. What I earlier said, Indian Ocean is called for nothing the Indian Ocean. @CestMoiz Those who think India needs merely to be a predominantly continental power & not a maritime one, think again! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAt1OIHUkAEB21E.png
by SwamyG
21 Jul 2017 20:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953281

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

Depends on composition of PLA soldiers used against India. If they use Tibetans as canon fodder, then they don't care for distraught families. Plus Tibetans will consider IA as enemy instead. Why will Tibetans want to fight India when they can turn around and help give their real Oppressors a blood...
by SwamyG
21 Jul 2017 20:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953281

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

India may like to portray an SDRE culture - but the fact is it is not homogenous unlike China. There are many many martial communities within India that contributed heavily to the might of the British empire as also to the Allied powers being victors in WW1 and WW2 - and of course to our victories ...
by SwamyG
21 Jul 2017 20:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953281

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

If NoKo's Kim is going to be the yard stick of a strong leader, then the yardstick is only gone crazy.
by SwamyG
21 Jul 2017 19:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953281

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

So India's self appointed pal elder brother , China gives nuke to Pakistan.... and it is conspiracy by colonials. There. Corrected it. This has all the makings of a Pandav/Kaurav war. India would be the elder brother. China used to look up to India - after all they sent scholars to get philosophy a...
by SwamyG
21 Jul 2017 09:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953281

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

SriJoy please read "The Ocean of Churn" by Sanjeev Sanyal. You will understand the interconnectedness of the people living in the shores of Indian Ocean. We have lots of connection. The lands are not as distant as you portray
by SwamyG
21 Jul 2017 02:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953281

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

For no reason did the Chola army go down to Malacca straits and that region to teach some rogues a lesson. It was important then for India. Now if it is important to China, then India can again visit those straits. A good wise warrior uses earth, air, water, distance, climate to his advantage. Pandu...
by SwamyG
20 Jul 2017 19:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953281

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

How George Fernades got it right!
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/dokl ... 06675.html

The sound bites from Mulayam, reminiscing Fernades...wheels within wheels onlee.
by SwamyG
20 Jul 2017 00:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953281

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

Even placing nuclear weapons aside, both countries have enough population and resources for them to go on and on. Using a tennis parlance; while the normal last set could end at 6-4 or 7-5; some countries could take it to 12-10 or something. India and China could take it to 97-95 levels. They just c...
by SwamyG
19 Jul 2017 23:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953281

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

Two countries with a combined population of 2.5+ billion going to war is no joke to the countries and the World. It is unlike America attacking Iraq, Afghanistan; or Iraq and Iran going to war; or Saudi attacking Yeme; or Iraq attacking Kuwait; or UK waging a war with Argentina, itiyadi. After the W...

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